Happy Tīw’s Day

The internet can be overwhelming at times, especially if you’re plugged into a never ending stream of social media. Even if you don’t go looking for negativity its usually there. Even if it doesn’t involve me, sometimes I just need to take a step back, and surround myself with happy things.

Some happy:

  • Roman artifacts found in English molehills – Priceless what? Get it out of my mound! You humans sure do have a lot of garbage.
  • Console to Closet – Outfits inspired by video games. Totally wearable. I get a kick out of comparing the reference images. I lust after Carmen Sandiego’s shoes.
  • The Abominable SnowButt backwards taxidermy (plush) – Taxidermy usually makes me feel vaguely creepy and uncomfortable, but this I might be able to handle. At least it’s not staring at me!
  • An Ancient Roman Feast – Complete with recipes. It sounds tasty too. My kind of dinner party. It’s research, right??
  • Archaeoacoustics reconstructs the sounds of Stonehenge – I’d never heard of archaeoacoustics until now. It’s fascinating! Have you ever considered the sound properties structures have, and what impact it might have had on a crowd? That’s richness to be mined in your storytelling folks. I particularly liked the audio (follow links to it).
  • Wind Map of the US – I could stare at this for hours… you’ve been warned.

*Tuesday = Tewesday = Tiw’s Day. Tiw / Tyr is the god of heroic victory and single combat in Norse mythology. Just so you know. Tuesday is badass. No wonder it always kicks my butt. I’m so tired… *weeps*

Any fun links to share? What makes you happy?

9 Comments to “Happy Tīw’s Day”

  1. I admit to mild disappointment that “backwards taxidermy” does not mean unstuffing a dead thing and bringing it back to life, though I guess that went poorly for the Frankensteins.

    Just got back from the convention and in two days of catching up with the web, you know, I may not have found a single fun link. The only thing that’s really perked me up was the trailer for Newsroom.

  2. I also remember that Tir only had one hand (which I guess is badass, but a bit too badass for me). Of course, a lot of my knowledge of Norse mythology comes from reading Thor comics as a kid, so I could be wrong.

    Things that make me happy?

    That I think I know where my current story is going. And there’s going to be a sex scene (interrupted, but what can you do? — my sex scenes tend to be unromantic).

    Prometheus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIJeQNyZ6VE
    (Ridley Scott, the Alien universe, Noomi Rapace, Micheal Fassbender, Charlize Theron) (I predict there will be less smoking than there was in Alien 🙂 ).

    Getting great feedback from beta readers.


    A great article about my friend Gracie:

    My sex scenes may not be romantic, but this song sure is:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_cHvtPB2dY (in my third novel, when my favorite couple gets married, I called the chapter Absolute Beginners).

  3. Nice diversions.

    The Stonehenge sound thingy was incredible. It sounded like sonic waves or something. Hard to believe that was just a dream beat. The structures did something very weird with that sound.

  4. Tuesday is Tisdag in Swedish. And the link I’ll share is only slightly related by the fact that Fat Tuesday is celebrated before lent starts. And lent means the Easter witches (Påskkärringar) come.

    http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A5skk%C3%A4rring (It’s in swedish… but tells you about the tradition of dressing up as witches on easter, drawing handmade cards and giving them to people who thank the child with candy.)

    Pictures of a slightly older easter witch:

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