@jhonenv (via jhonenv)
Yes, that is Death, standing in for Santa (someone *like* Santa, anyway.)
Gods, do I love Discworld. To prep for x-mas, I’m listening to “The Hogfather” on audiobook, *and* watching the movie!
EDIT: Tracked down the artist. http://soks2626.deviantart.com/art/The-Hogfather-105203877 There is your source.
Getting into the spirit…
Happy Hogswatch, everyone!
Philip Pullman (via abookblog)
"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”
Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, 1978 Peace Prize Acceptance Speech
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Hello everyone! LITERAL ADDICTION is thrilled to have another of our regular V.I.Ps back with us today, the wonderful Faith Hunter!
Faith is a Fantasy writer that was born in…
New Jane Yellowrock!!
The percentage of American homes that have a ketchup bottle in them.npr)
It is with equal parts excitement and
nervousnessmore excitement that we announce the time and date of the U.S. premiere of Matt Smith’s final episode as The Doctor…
Doctor Who: The Time of The Doctor premieres Christmas evening, December 25, 2013 at 9/8c on BBC America.
And see everyone Christmas Day.
NEW POST: Rivet Gallery welcomes back artist Jeff Lamm for “Giant Monsters Total Combat!”… a solo exhibition featuring the work of Ohio artisan Jeff Lamm including a special “Greasebat and Friends Gummi Playset” toy release . This will be Jeff’s second solo exhibition with Rivet which is slated to open on Saturday, December 7 from 7-10pm! Jeff will be in attendance to meet and greet with fans… so this is a must if you are in or around the Columbus area! http://dlvr.it/4R9PKR
Looks like fun!