supernatural isn’t about two brothers?? It’s about a guy’s hair that keeps travelling around the usa… and its character development is incredible. We see it growing every year, changing style, moving on…
#no but can you imagine if that was how you learned once a month you weren’t pregnant#by some dude singing songs about the victory of it#you wake up and he’s there and you are so happy#this dude becomes your favorite dude#but then you realize you haven’t seen your friend’s minstrel in a while#I mean everyone notices#like half the people are on the same cycle so for one week out of four your job is just flooded with fucking minstrels everywhere#the cacophony#but Mary over there is all alone#and she’s like my minstrel is late#but we all fucking know#her minstrel has gone off to find her a baby#a nine month journey he must make alone#and until he comes back there is no music in her life#what a glorious world this would be#I love the minstrels (@onionjuggler)
JK Rowling walked onto the set of a Harry Potter film and saw Daniel Radcliffe looking extremely beat up. She thought his makeup was real and asked, “Oh my gosh, what happened?” He turned to her and said boldly, “As if you don’t know!”
My roommate bought a pack of 24 rolls of toilet paper yesterday, in addition to the half dozen we already had, and stored all of them in the bathroom. And just let me tell you, there’s something incredibly calming and reassuring about looking next to you while you’re on the toilet and seeing 30 rolls of toilet paper sitting there. You get a feeling like, no matter how bad shit gets in there, you’re always going to make it out okay in the end.
so turns out the guy who discovered uranus originally wanted to name it “george”
just. imagine a planet called George
mercury venus earth jupiter saturn GEORGE
Sir William Herschel was receiving funding from King George III. It was considered generally good form in those days for explorers to name stuff after their patrons, and he considered naming the new planet Georgium Sidus (George’s Star or George’s Planet).
Naming it Uranus (who is the father of Saturn just as Saturn is the father of Jupiter and Jupiter is the father of Mars) was the idea of Johann Elert Bode.
people complaining about female thor messing with northern mythology obviously hasn’t realized that loki and thor were never brothers in mythology either. in fact, loki was actually odin’s brother. loki also turned himself into a female horse, bred with a stallion and gave birth to an eight-legged horse named sleipnir. marvel never covered that one, did they
Heimdallr was also known as “The Whitest of the Gods”.
Don’t get me wrong, Idris Elba is a stone cold badass, but it’s a bit of a stretch to call him the whitest anything.
However, this actually becomes funny on a whole other level, because skalds loved ironic epithets, and sarcasm in general. If Futhark had had quotation marks, every second hero would have a name like Olaf the “Brave”. While the stories were being recounted orally at mead halls and around campfires, the storyteller might even go so far as to use finger quotes. Just ask old Honest Loki.
As a side note, Heimdallr also had nine mothers, which suggests that Asgard was very openminded about that sort of thing.