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I weep at everything. I love things so much - I just never want to dilute that.

I weep at everything. I love things so much - I just never want to dilute that.

(Source: chirspratt)

theletteraesc asked
Hi! Aue! Your SN came up in my notifications and I almost died because I must know, is it a tribute to the glory of Ecce Romani?

theletteraesc:

raeda-in-fossa-est:

It definitely is a tribute to THE GLORYYYYYYY of Ecce Romani! And it’s the best Latin phrase I know :D

Sextus est molestus! God that textbook was so ridiculous, I wanted to learn more Latin just to follow it and find out what happened to everyone. Uncle Titus and his pink shoes and his drinking problem! Cornelius the icy, disapproving father! Aurelia, who calmly watched an entire insula burn down and then told her daughter to go buy some dormice for the banquet! Amazing.

*nostalgic tear*

notbecauseofvictories:

if you are going to do historical inaccuracy, then go big. Just take it to a whole ‘nother level.

I mean like Knight’s Tale "chanting Queen at the jousting tournament ‘foxy lady’" levels of anachronism. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters with Hansel injecting himself with insulin and Gretel wielding a multiple-shot crossbow levels of anachronism. Go for Blazing Saddles, Blackadder, Jack of All Trades, Connecticut Yankee levels of anachronism

either have to play by the rules or throw out the book.

quickweaves:

white people be like oh my god what’s happening in ferguson is horrible I’m so glad my imperialistic european country that colonized 3/4s of the world or  white colony that gained independence and proceeded to kill off the native population doesn’t have institutionalized racism like those crazy americans

In Roman community baths, it was customary for men to stand and applaud when a well-endowed peer entered the water.

why are men so weird everywhere always (x)

i just imagined this and cannot stop loling

(via retconcorps)

(Source: thirddeadlysin)

deputychairman:

Amazon’s fan-fiction portal Kindle Worlds is a bust for fans, and for writers too | Gigaom

mugenmine:

It sounded like a good idea: fans of cultural figures like Kurt Vonnegut and G.I. Joe get permission to use their favorite characters to create new stories under the umbrella of Amazon, and everyone gets a cut of the profits. So how it did turn out?

So far the results of the project, known as Kindle Worlds, appear lackluster at best. Take the popular series Pretty Little Liars, which became available as an Amazon-licensed fan fiction title last year.

In the month of June, authors contributed 46 Pretty Little Liars works to Kindle Worlds, which sounds like a fair number — unless you compare it to the more than 6,000 such works that appeared during this time on two other fan fiction sites.

More broadly, on one of those sites, FanFiction.net, fans posted 100 new stories every hour across all categories. And Amazon? Its entire output for all 24 “Worlds” of content, which also includes franchises like Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries, was just 538 stories over the course of more than a year.

These figures are cited by law professor Rebecca Tushnet in a new paper that explores why licensed fan content, which seems like such a promising opportunity in the eyes of copyright owners, turns out to be such a bust in practice.

According to Tushnet, a big part of the problem is the creative limits that brand owners impose on the use of their work. In the case of G.I. Joe, for instance, the villain can’t wear a Yankees cap. Characters in other works can’t use drugs or employ profane language. And gay, bisexual or deviant sexual behavior might be off-limits too.

(Check out the Jeff John Robert’s entire article at the link!  Super interesting! I’ve been wondering about this since Kindle Worlds’ inception.)

Here’s the link for Professor Tushnet’s paper “ALL OF THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE AND ALL OF THIS WILL HAPPEN AGAIN:INNOVATION IN COPYRIGHT LICENSING