These images are a much more beautiful way of saying this:

Iceland was formed from lava at the edge of two parting tectonic plates. It has 30 volcanic “systems” that include hundreds of volcanoes - and 13 of those have erupted since Iceland was settled in 784, spewing enormous quantities of volcanic ash.  The North Atlantic Current keeps the weather pretty mild (even though Iceland is as close to the North Pole as Alaska) and it also brings the moisture that has fueled the formation of glaciers on Iceland’s volcanic slopes.  [Insert “Song of Ice and Fire” reference here]

Russian photographer Андрей Ермолаев (Andre Ermolaev) has captured the amazing natural paintings created when Icelandic glaciers melt and the water braids its way through volcanic ash. You can see more aerial photos and landscapes here.

"To learn something, to master something, anything, is as sweet as first love."

Geoffrey Wolff

misheard lyrics

we’re up all night to get loki

we’re up all night to get loki

(Source: greg027, via lipstickmata)


By James Jean (She looks like Hella to me)


By James Jean (She looks like Hella to me)

"Northern Europe had mythical Amazons: The Valkyries, warrior-maidens of Valhalla. There were also real Amazons among the Vikings: female captains and war-chieftainesses. In the 10th century A.D. a Norwegian fleet invaded Ireland and devastated Ulster and the northeast, under the command of a warrior queen called the Red Maiden. Another warrior queen, Olga, was one of the first rulers of Kiev."

The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara G. Walker (p. 26)

(Source: ancient-memories)

alternative options for plot

  • Bridgette:
  • i am starting reading your draft this weekend
  • Hillary:
  • yay!
  • also I am scared
  • Bridgette:
  • ahhh what's scary?
  • Hillary:
  • what if you hate it and have to lie
  • that would be so sad for both of us
  • Bridgette:
  • i will not hate it i've already read the first chapter and i loved it
  • unless like the middle 150 are like...graphic torture scenes
  • or people complaining about how fat they are to get compliments
  • then i will suggest that you take another tack maybe
  • Hillary:
  • what if that is the book
  • Bridgette:
  • if that is the book then i will be supportive but cautionary
  • like "maybe some other things could happen like adventure or romance"
  • "just think about it mull it over"

Kitty in the Cupboard, a fairy tale.

(Source: sullenmoons, via lipstickmata)

"Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch."

— Catherynne M. Valente, In the Night Garden (via cosmic-rebirth)

(via iflovebeblind)

"We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories."

— Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (via mslny)

(Source: revnaomiking, via iflovebeblind)

Glacial River Lagoon (Jökulsárlón, Iceland) by Dariusz W.

(Source: oecologia, via iflovebeblind)