Japan’s Nabana no Sato Botanical Garden used over 7,000,000 LED lights to create this amazing tribute to nature featuring displays of rainbows, auroras, and Mt. Fuji.
Merrett gets sent on an inconsequential mission, ransoming a relative who got kidnapped by the Brotherhood Without Banners. And by this point, you’re primed to treat the Brotherhood as a charming, albeit mildly annoying, group of merry men. So it’s a shock when Merrett finds out that they’ve already hung his relative; and it’s an even bigger shock when the Brotherhood reveals that their new leader is Catelyn, who gets reintroduced thus:
Beneath her ravaged scalp, her face was shredded skin and black blood where she had raked herself with her nails. But her eyes were the most terrible thing. Her eyes saw him, and they hated.
In the span of a few pages, you go from mourning Catelyn to being ridiculously freaked out by Catelyn. It’s a classic GRRM twist. (Remember: This was the same book that taught us all to kinda love Jaime.) Storm of Swords is a book filled with horrors, but what I liked about Lady Stoneheart was how she promised that the worst horrors were yet to come. Like, if Ned Stark represented the old rules of honor, and Tywin Lannister represented the new rules of cruel logic, then after both of them were dead, we’d basically be entering a world without even the bare outline of rules: Ice zombies in the north, vengeance-zombies in the south, dragons in the east, freaking Greyjoys doing their Greyjoy thing. That was the first time I really found myself thinking that nobody would wind up on the Iron Throne: That the endgame for “Ice and Fire” would be complete disaster for everyone (besides maybe the people in Tall Tree Towns. The Summer Islands seem nice!)
So I definitely miss Lady Stoneheart, and I find myself wondering what her disappearance means for the show’s next season.
Anonymous said: I was at the Flaming Lips show where they played Transmissions From the Satellite Heart in it's entirety and there was a dude there that looked just like you.
Haha really? I’m not surprised to be honest.
Too bad The Flaming Lips kinda went stale (for me at least). I don’t care for all the Miley Cyrus/Electric Würms shenanigans. Plus Wayne’s kind of a dick now… Lotus is where it’s at!
Lotus at the Canopy Club in Urbana November 3rd 2013
Just hung this absolutely gorgeous tapestry on our ceiling… #tapestry #dragon
A Huge Collection of Embroidered silk Spheres by 92-year-old grandmother in Japan.
THESE Intricate and Extraordinarily beautiful Embroidered Silk balls Are a form of Japanese Folk Art called Temari , Which Means “hand Ball” in Japanese. THESE Particular Temari Are even more Impressive BECAUSE They Were Handmade by a 92-year-old Grandmother in Japan. NanaAkua’s flickr