Dear Malazan fans, please stop depicting Kalam and Quick Ben as white or fairly light skinned. They’re black. Or very dark skinned at least. The Malazan series is the one that does away with most of the fantasy clichés, on purpose, with no sexism, empresses instead of emperors, people of all skin colours hanging together, lesbian soldiers, no dwarves/elves/little people so why can’t you accept that 2 of the most awesome characters don’t look like you, average white male from western countries?

Please accept it.

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r4vi:

Before tumblr

r4vi:

Before tumblr

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Your children have the right to know that something besides pop music exists.

Frank Zappa (via compressionhead)

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Dungeons & Dragons Saved My Life

newyorker:

Jon Michaud on the “significantly underappreciated” benefits of Dungeons & Dragons: http://nyr.kr/1r9HrYb

“Though its detractors see the game as a gateway to various forms of delinquency, I would argue that the reverse is true. For countless players, Dungeons & Dragons redirected…

(Source: newyorker.com)

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Found out, finally, that I can’t easily follow comprehensive tutorials that include the whole specs of a language but I’m best with smaller, get-started-in-x-minutes tutorials and then working on a project to put into practice what I’ve learned.

And, I fucking hate video tutorials. Let me read FFS!

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This is an API for the world cup that scrapes current match results and outputs match data as JSON. No guarantees are made as to its accuracy, but we will do our best to keep it up to date.

World Cup…in JSON (via napolux)

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Lessons learned

letstakeatumble:

. Bathing isn’t optional

. No matter how much you clean after yourself, if there’s hair on the floor it is yours. This is especially true after shaving

. There is no such thing as too many couch pillows

. Pizza is not breakfast

. Cold pizza IS NOT breakfast

. Coke and m&m’s isn’t a valid form of food

. Courtains must exist in every room

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The meaning of ‘Ulysses’ was always bound up with buying it, owning it, and showing it off, actions that assert the primacy of pleasure—the moral right to experience it—over sanctimony.

Dan Chiasson on Bloomsday and James Joyce’s most celebrated work: http://nyr.kr/1i25BSs (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

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You do the most amazing discoveries when on a hurry to drink something and not willing to settle for tried drinks. Yesterday I wanted to have a drink with Orgeat but had just a couple of minutes between World Cup matches. So I quickly concocted this:

No shaking, just build in a rocks glass over cubed ice. Stir a bit afterwards or the orgeat will stay on the bottom.

Amazing drink. Try it. The Gin makes for the “dry” flavour, Orgeat is the “sweet” and Soda gives some bubbles that in the hot summer afternoons are always appreciated. I suspect it would be even better with 1/2cl of Lime juice.

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