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bemusedlybespectacled:

if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit

just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin

ḱerberos means “spotted”

that’s right

hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot

SPOT.

Oh.

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"Padme Amidala is a joy to draw, and I was privileged to follow her from birth to first love, motherhood to death. I often base my invented characters on real people, and I was so amazed by Natalie Portman’s performance in The Professional that I kept using her as a model for the young queen. After many hundreds of drawings, George finally asked, "Do you know this girl?" He eventually cast Natalie on her own merits, of course, but I like to think my Jedi mind tricks paved the way." - Iain McCaig

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westmeathlibrary:

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
check the library : http://goo.gl/KbgNrV
Ann Leckie’s debut novel, Ancillary Justice, has been named winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance. 

Congratulations to Ann Leckie! Look for the starred review of her sequel, Ancillary Sword,  and a Q&A with Ann in our September 15 issue.

I knew I should have read this when I had it checked out from the library, but I ran out of time before going back to college. The concept sounded totally badass.

willywaldo:

westmeathlibrary:

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

check the library : http://goo.gl/KbgNrV

Ann Leckie’s debut novel, Ancillary Justice, has been named winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.

Congratulations to Ann Leckie! Look for the starred review of her sequel, Ancillary Sword,  and a Q&A with Ann in our September 15 issue.

I knew I should have read this when I had it checked out from the library, but I ran out of time before going back to college. The concept sounded totally badass.

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