playing around with the idea that seònaid’s son is still alive, but significantly older. cailean was taken as a babe and replaced by a changeling, a fae child in this case who was nursed by its ‘mother’. time moves strangely in the fae world, so cailean is too old now - older than his parents, even. maybe even an old man by the time he’s returned.
maybe she gets to see him like this before he dies, maybe he’s still alive. that would make him the only male relative of the ex-king if he is. it’s something to consider, since it would bring in more fae lore and i’d like to play with the evil/chaotic fae and not just the saints.
Let the record reflect the conclusive result of empirical research spanning 27 studies from 10 countries: healthy eating is fucking expensive and people who deny this reality are annoying and full of shit.
I broke the rules and read the comments, so much ignorance.
'Stop drinking at Timmy's every morning', yes of course people who have $160/month to feed themselves actively choose to spend $60 of it on coffee, how could I not think of that before?
'Have your spouse (implied 'wife' in context) stay at home and hunt for sales and cook healthier food', yes that would definitely solve my lack of money for healthy food why don't we just halve our income!
'Well we garden but in the winter months costs get high so we're investing in a greenhouse!' yes, I definitely have the space in my apartment and the excess funds to invest in that and the time to maintain a full-size greenhouse.
Pirates of the Caribbean/Skyrim Mashup by flipboit4midles.
(Bask in the awesomeness of this.)
Women are just like the woods: mysterious and full of wolves.
haha i think i broke my toe woops
Disney vs. 7 early fairytales
The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up). Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales. Especially Bluebeard. We need a Bluebeard adaptation.
Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself.
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away.
"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this
I am so happy about this post, you have no idea.
Brigitta Wallace, one of the leading scholars on the Vikings in North America, examines why their settlements failed.
wait there was a video game?
I remember not being able to figure out how to beat that stupid fucking swamp snake thing and giving up on my dreams of finishing it
Yes, the game is still on my shelf
I direct you to my girlfriend summer-wolf, who is an actual expert at beating this game.
It’s actually a pretty good game, but the design of it is atrocious because of money and reconsolidation of Neopets, viacom buying it, the thing just being a huge hot mess of ‘we don’t know how to make a video game but we did anyway’ and ‘we spent all our money on X features, we don’t have enough to make a proper final boss, oh um what’s playtesting?’
I empathize with OP, that fucking swamp snake can go suck a dick. I think I lost this game between one of my moves, but if I ever saw a cheap used copy, I’d probably pick it up for nostalgia. I really liked the lore of Neopets, even if the game had… problems. I’ve played many worse games, at least, and there was some cool stuff there if you were a fan of the website.