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January 31 2018

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Brock O’Hurn

Just gonna be over here appreciating the hell out of this photoset because goddamn, goddamn, GODDAMN. 8U

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I’m buying a castle.



Update: The castle as of April 2015 is actually only around $1,300,000 USD now due to the currency exchange rates! :D


this goes even further, some European countries will give you a castle for free if you submit a plan stating how you intend to restore or preserve it. Italy alone for example has somewhere between 100 and 300 castles they intend to give away to anyone with intent to be a caretaker, they literally cant keep track of how many discount castles are up for grabs

it doesn’t even have to be an ambitious plan, even if it says you just intend to keep it from becoming more shitty and will occasionally add a few bricks when you can afford it. given that most of them come with land you could convert the grounds to actually produce enough income to pay for the repairs- like setting up apple trees and brewing cider you sell with your castle name on the bottle, or raising some goats for cheese, a hobby farm could turn this into an actual income opportunity. hell, throwing parties at the castle could make it an income opportunity

they will literally -GIVE- you a castle to make sure someone is taking care of it rather then let them all sit empty


Who wants to join me for my new “escape the confines of Amerikkka” plan? You have to learn to do one thing to help improve a castle. 

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How 12,000 Tonnes of Dumped Orange Peel Grew Into a Landscape Nobody Expected to Find




An experimental conservation project that was abandoned and almost forgotten about, has ended up producing an amazing ecological win nearly two decades after it was dreamt up.

The plan, which saw a juice company dump 1,000 truckloads of waste orange peel in a barren pasture in Costa Rica back in the mid 1990s, has eventually revitalised the desolate site into a thriving, lush forest.

Continue Reading.

This is the greatest thing I’ve read in a long time and I want this experiment replicated everywhere as soon as possible.

My town would be a good start.










One day, you’re walking along when you fall into a hole. You realize in horror that this is the Writing Prompts database. To escape, you have to live through every single prompt on this page.

this aint a prompt its a full-fledged horror story

I’d rather die tbh

Good news for you amigo you’ll die many times before you live out every prompt

I feel like this could be fun tho

Oh boy, you are in for a wild ride if we include all the submissions that are still in my inbox. Want to have sex with The Doctor in a room full of talking bananas that are trying to lunge at your ass?

Ok normally i like the prompts on this page but what the fuck is this

I have been protecting you amigos since the beginning of this blog

Do you have any idea what’s it like for me? I seriously fear my inbox

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this is the most sophisticated phishing e-mail I have ever received and if they had sized the logo correctly and actually proofread the fucking thing I probably would’ve clicked that button

actually please reblog this because someone else got it too. do not click on the links in this e-mail if you get one like it, just forward it to spoof@paypal.com and delete it



today i learned that, when Jared Leto sent Margot Robbie a live rat as a part of his rude, bullshit “method acting” fo Suicide Squad, she was scared but still refused to abandon or harm the rat.

she overcame her initial fear in order to buy him a proper set up and take care of him until she found the rat a reliable owner, who… ended up being Guillermo del Toro for some reason?

so yeah that’s what happened with the Suicide Squad rat

I mean, I’D trust Guillermo del Toro with a rat.

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Tweet via Steve Marmel reads:

Ignore all polls.
Get a friend to register.
Get a non voter to promise to vote.
Stay in touch.
Get all your IDs in order.
Re-check all your registrations close to Election Day.
Plan your day around this vote.
Vote in packs.
We have ONE SHOT.
311 days.

Don’t wait to find out the last day you can register: REGISTER NOW, if you haven’t already. Beat the rush!

oh, that’s oddly relevant for me

REGISTER BEFORE JANUARY ENDS! You don’t know how important it is!

Name Reources




So, you’re writing a thing, and you need to name a character. And, as we all know, naming a character is a giant pain in the ass. I offer this list of shit I use pretty regularly, for this purpose.

Personally, I use the shit out of Trismegistos People, England’s Immigrants, and the Ancient Names Galleria. If you’ve got good sources I didn’t hit, feel free to add them in a reblog. I’m always looking for more good name resources. (And almost all of what I have is Europe and the Near East, with a little North Africa.)

Dropping this update in the most recent reblog in my notes, in the hopes it falls into as many laps as possible. Here’s some more good sources for names, this time with a more African focus.

Again, if you know any good sources, particularly for regions I haven’t covered, let me know!

Rebageling with some more good shit:

Things I am particularly looking for reliable sources for, if you’ve got them: North and South American aboriginal names, Southeast and East Asian names, names from the former USSR, Australian aboriginal names. (All of these by culture or language family, if possible, not just by current national borders.)

January 30 2018


when will my orc wife come out of the woods, claim me as her bride, sling me over her shoulder like a sack of potatoes and stride back into the woods as mysteriously and intimidatingly as she came

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This is Penelope, the opossum at the zoo where I work l, sitting in her “weight bucket” so we can keep track of how much she weighs. She is a very good girl.

That is all. I hope this beautiful opossum made your day a little better.

It’s never okay to say, “but think of all the good things they did for you” to somebody who opens up to you about being abused.


Do you have the faintest clue how hard it is for many people to admit to themselves that they’re being abused?

Do you have the faintest clue how hard it is for someone who is terrified of their abuser to even whisper, sign or type a word about it to someone else?

Do you have the faintest clue how you’re contributing to the damage done to them by guilt tripping them?

Do you have the faintest clue how you silenced them and added to their trauma?

Never silence or dismiss an abuse victim who confides in you. 

Your reaction will determine their future.

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sometimes you just gotta. romance an eldritch god. get down with the concept of chaos itself. just keep it classy, sexy, you know how it is,





A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.

A question mark walks into a bar?

Two quotation marks “Walk into” a bar.

A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.

The bar was walked into by a passive voice.

Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.


More, please.

An Oxford comma walks into a bar. It orders a pint of beer, some snacks, and a shot.

A split infinitive used to often walk into a bar.

There is a bar which a preposition-ended sentence walked into.

An emphatic copula did walk into a bar.

A present subjunctive walked into a bar hoping that he be able to order a drink.


i’m bisexual and stupid. that’s all i am. god looked at my shitty tiny frame and said, “you’re going to be a little bisexual moron” then released me into the world.

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January 29 2018

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[Image of a five panel comic Sarah Anderson. In this comic, a brain is walking past a piece of paper that says, “Bad thought.” An unseen voice tells the brain, “No brain! Keep walking!” The brain walks over to the paper and looks it curiously, reading the words, “Bad thought.” The voice becomes urgent, “Nooo! No!” The brain jumps up on the edge of the paper and poses dramatically. The voice begins to panic, “Nooo brain. Noooo!” The brain jumps on the front of the paper like it is a slide. The voice shouts, “Nooooooooo!” In the final panel, it is revealed that the piece of paper is long spiral slide. The brain slides down the spiral with its arms up in the air and a big grin. The voice speaks one last time, “Oh noooo. Noo.”]


like, we “savages” that primmies look to with so much admiration do all of the things their idealist analysis argues make “civilisation” necessarily and intrinsically bad

we have laws - complex, rigorously-enforced laws, codes of conduct, binding rituals, rights, obligations, duties. 

one unifying factor uniting precolonial societies is that, due to the relatively undeveloped forces of production in these societies, cooperative relations of production are required to actually produce enough to ensure the reproduction of our societies. immediate producers are tied together extremely tightly by these relations, because a failure of social cohesion would mean mass starvation, chaos, and death.

primmies delight in fantasising about how libidinal and free the “savages” must be, because they’re completely ignorant of what our societies are actually like, because they have uncritically bought into racist notions of our savage nobility, and because the way they tautologically work backwards to a critique that says ‘well civilisation itself is the problem and i can’t abolish that so my entire praxis can be posting online and that’s ok’ means they have to reject materialism, meaning they have no check and balance to determine if the things they say about precolonial indigenous cultures actually bares any resemblance to these cultures whatsoever. indigenous people are civilised, and we’re still good, because civilisation is not the fucking problem with capitalist civilisation.

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