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booksandwildthings:

swagbat:

how game of thrones should end

#khal drogo just #descends from the heavens #on a flaming stallion #punches everyone in the face #and sits his fine dothraki ass down on the iron throne #until daenerys shows up #then he stands #dusts the seat off a bit #and steps aside for his khaleesi

Can I just say that I’m in the middle of a reading slump so I can’t bring myself to read long books, yet, this last comment just made me think “That would be a damn fine ending, I totally agree. I feel like going to Westeros now.”
Thank you for that, booksandwildthings!

booksandwildthings:

swagbat:

how game of thrones should end

#khal drogo just #descends from the heavens #on a flaming stallion #punches everyone in the face #and sits his fine dothraki ass down on the iron throne #until daenerys shows up #then he stands #dusts the seat off a bit #and steps aside for his khaleesi

Can I just say that I’m in the middle of a reading slump so I can’t bring myself to read long books, yet, this last comment just made me think “That would be a damn fine ending, I totally agree. I feel like going to Westeros now.”

Thank you for that, booksandwildthings!

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treekisser:

If you take an animal into your home, please know that you are making a lifetime commitment. Dogs are family members. They aren’t toys, they aren’t property, they aren’t accessories, and they aren’t just there to look cute until they’ve grown out of puppyhood. Until every human understands this, breeders will keep filling pet stores with puppies that contribute to our devastating overpopulation crisis that leads to a pet being euthanized in American shelters every 10 seconds.
Learn how you can be part of the change (there are so many things you can do to save lives, even if you can’t adopt or donate!) in my recent blog post here!(Image via leandrofca.blogspot.com)

treekisser:

If you take an animal into your home, please know that you are making a lifetime commitment

Dogs are family members. They aren’t toys, they aren’t property, they aren’t accessories, and they aren’t just there to look cute until they’ve grown out of puppyhood. Until every human understands this, breeders will keep filling pet stores with puppies that contribute to our devastating overpopulation crisis that leads to a pet being euthanized in American shelters every 10 seconds.

Learn how you can be part of the change (there are so many things you can do to save lives, even if you can’t adopt or donate!) in my recent blog post here!

(Image via leandrofca.blogspot.com)

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The Studious Servant (c.1871). Augustin Théodule Ribot (French, 1823-1891). Oil on canvas. Glasgow Museums.
Here the subdued lighting and careful tonal arrangements emphasize the mood of quiet contemplation. Ribot, like his friend Boudin, was friendly with the Impressionists, but both the older artists were aware of how different their own art was. 

books0977:

The Studious Servant (c.1871). Augustin Théodule Ribot (French, 1823-1891). Oil on canvas. Glasgow Museums.

Here the subdued lighting and careful tonal arrangements emphasize the mood of quiet contemplation. Ribot, like his friend Boudin, was friendly with the Impressionists, but both the older artists were aware of how different their own art was. 

Filed under The Studious Servant art painting Glasgow Museums Oil on canvas Augustin Théodule Ribot French painter

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explore-blog:


[There is] evidence that environments, schedules, and rituals restructure the writing process and amplify performance… The principles of memory retrieval suggest that certain practices should amplify performance. These practices encourage a state of flow rather than one of anxiety or boredom. Like strategies, these other aspects of a writer’s method may alleviate the difficulty of attentional overload. The room, time of day, or ritual selected for working may enable or even induce intense concentration or a favorable motivational or emotional state. Moreover, in accordance with encoding specificity, each of these aspects of method may trigger retrieval of ideas, facts, plans, and other relevant knowledge associated with the place, time, or frame of mind selected by the writer for work.

The psychology of writing and the cognitive science of the perfect daily routine – a comprehensive look at the research on how work schedules, behavioral rituals, and writing environments affect the amount of time invested in trying to write and the degree to which that time is spent in a state of boredom, anxiety, or creative flow.
(Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton)

explore-blog:

[There is] evidence that environments, schedules, and rituals restructure the writing process and amplify performance… The principles of memory retrieval suggest that certain practices should amplify performance. These practices encourage a state of flow rather than one of anxiety or boredom. Like strategies, these other aspects of a writer’s method may alleviate the difficulty of attentional overload. The room, time of day, or ritual selected for working may enable or even induce intense concentration or a favorable motivational or emotional state. Moreover, in accordance with encoding specificity, each of these aspects of method may trigger retrieval of ideas, facts, plans, and other relevant knowledge associated with the place, time, or frame of mind selected by the writer for work.

The psychology of writing and the cognitive science of the perfect daily routine – a comprehensive look at the research on how work schedules, behavioral rituals, and writing environments affect the amount of time invested in trying to write and the degree to which that time is spent in a state of boredomanxiety, or creative flow.

(Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton)

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