Fourthage

I go by fourthage. The URL has a dash because someone beat me to the unhyphenated version.

I'm a bit of a magpie. I love the natural world (satisfies both the "ooh shiny!" and "color!" impulses). I also like being ridiculously fannish about made-up people and worlds. It's mostly Mass Effect right now, but I'm also into Dragon Age, Tolkien, Miyazaki movies, and other miscellaneous Japanese comics and games.
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Snail Tea Bag Holders by Soulfun Design

These snails are officially the most adorable tea drinking accessory ever. Ever. Bonus points if you order the enter set (of 6) to use as glass markers for a party.

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This is an unusual recommendation.  That right there is a link to episode 125 of Sailor Moon (the finale for Sailor Moon S) rewritten in Shakespearean style.  And it is brilliant.  And if you are wondering if it does justice to that moment (you know, the one where Usagi takes what had been a corny stock phrase and turns it into something raw and heartbreaking), yes, yes it does.  I got chills.  I will not quote it, because it works best with the build up, but here’s a taste.
 

MISTRESS
Oh, Papa, Papa, it hurts me, help me.

PROFESSOR
Could I stand, her lament would unhinge me.
I must crawl. Hotaru, fear not, daughter.
Let my dilute arms become your cradle.
She would whisper in my ear.

MISTRESS
The Grail.

PROFESSOR
I do recall that word from my late dreams.
What of it, daughter? I beg thee, unfold.

MISTRESS
If I lack the Grail, I can no more—

PROFESSOR
She says to me no more! Terrible words.
Hotaru! She speaks not, but I feel sobs.
Did I not well know what horrible toll
would be levied for a desperate wish,
I would give all I had, up to my soul,
to save this witless widower’s child.

[Mistress Nine cries out.]

Such wailing she gives now rends me like knives.
Is there no way to help her affliction?

MOON
This grievous sight ends my hesitation.
I know this may be further trickery,
but to stand by suffering and do naught
revolts ‘gainst all that Moon has ever done.
If one finds no trust in a man’s outcry
to save his child’s life, trust never was.
Good father, here is the Grail she craves.

URANUS
This desolate sight ends everything.
She has given over creation’s keys
to a devil who would unseat us all.
Why, Sailor Moon?

NEPTUNE
The right is not yours
to let or bestow the Holy Grail,
but belongs to the Messiah only.
You damn yourself with this recusance!

MOON
If this be sin, then I shall go to Hell.
Sir, if this light be Hotaru’s physic,
then take it, pray you, and do what you may.

PROFESSOR
Thank you, Miss, may all Gods keep and save you!
Hotaru, is this relic what you seek?
Take it in your hands, here, so it can work.

MISTRESS
It shall work—as well as I cozen’d you!

MOON
Frell!

MISTRESS
Again, take ye all away from me!

URANUS
Thrice-damn’d Sailor Moon, and her innocence!

spicyshimmy:

LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL KLINGON UNIT. these are their stories

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fourth-age:

Also known as, fourthage grabs a random assortment of songs from her library after a keyword search.  Enjoy!

Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra)

Moon (George Winston)

The Moon and the Sky (Sade)

Moon Song (Patty Griffin)

Moon Cradle (Loreena McKennitt)

Moonlit Sea of Clouds (Joe Hisaishi)

Paper Moon (Ella Fitzgerald)

Pirate Moon (Thea Gilmore)
 
Talks to the Moon (Taku Iwasaki)

To the Moon and Back (Savage Garden)

aaaaaaaaaaaah a friend of mine did this way back in high school or early college and it had some of these songs on it (but also Peach Moon, that’s the one I remember the most), and now I’m feeling all nostalgic and aaaaaw thank you for doing this!

I used to make themed song collections all the time.  I forgot how much fun it was.  (I had way more moon songs than this, but I didn’t want to spam. :P)

sekritjay replied to your post: Last night was a bust. Partially clou…

Ah that’s a shame

fistfulofgammarays replied to your post: Last night was a bust. Partially clou…

Too bad.

I won’t lie, I was a bit miffed.  I don’t get up at 2 a.m. for just anything.

jadesabre301 replied to your post: Last night was a bust. Partially clou…

same here! :(

geth-outta-here replied to your post: Last night was a bust. Partially clou…

Same for me >:(

There’s another one in October!  Hopefully the weather will be more cooperative then.

thelovelyseas:

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Last night was a bust. Partially cloudy turned into completely overcast by two a.m., no doubt for the rain that’s been pouring down for the last hour now. Bother.

Also known as, fourthage grabs a random assortment of songs from her library after a keyword search.  Enjoy!

Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra)

Moon (George Winston)

The Moon and the Sky (Sade)

Moon Song (Patty Griffin)

Moon Cradle (Loreena McKennitt)

Moonlit Sea of Clouds (Joe Hisaishi)

Paper Moon (Ella Fitzgerald)

Pirate Moon (Thea Gilmore)
 
Talks to the Moon (Taku Iwasaki)

To the Moon and Back (Savage Garden)

It’s pretty overcast here, alas.

It’s been partially cloudy all day and is supposed to continue to be that way through the night.  I’m basically going on blind faith that it’ll be clear enough to see the moon later.

I wish there wasn’t so much light pollution round here, I’d love to go out take pictures. Post yours when you get ‘em!

I live in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  My going out to take pictures is more a function of stubborn optimism than anything.  We don’t have the worst light pollution in the world, but it’s still pretty bad.

OOOH. Thank you for the heads-up! It’s a bit earlier here; I think I can justify it even with an early meeting tomorrow (as long as the weather stays clear…)
Oh, I know I’ll be dead at work tomorrow, but it’ll be worth it.  :)
I’d love to see pictures if you do get any good ones.

I will definitely share if I manage anything decent.  I’d kill for a telephoto lens and a dark hilltop, but I’ll do the best with what I have.

augh stupid cold stupid needing to get enough sleep at night augh PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS. How long is it supposed to last?

I have yet to get good nighttime pictures, but I will be trying again tonight despite the light pollution.  Lunar eclipses last for a few hours; they aren’t like blink-and-you’ll-miss-it solar eclipses.

Blood moon (aka total lunar eclipse) tonight!  I will have to set my alarm, since it starts around 2 a.m. on the east coast.

awkwardsituationist:

deb morris specialists in photographing tiny waves - three to thirty centimeters high - breaking on the coast near her home in new south wales. “my ‘waveart’ is my photographic passion, rather than just capturing frozen moments from this beautiful landscape,” she explains. “i have found a whole new hidden world to investigate. i endeavour to capture those moments the naked eye misses, trying to provide an alternative look to the average wave shots of today.”

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