@glumshoe
Coincidence and Fate Figure Largely in Our Lives

Name's Ship. Bona fide weirdness magnet and general-purpose nerd. Many other functions. Ko-Fi About

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    anonymous

    i don't get why people dislike kynes. he was, like, my favourite character in dune. (the book) i believe that he has the potential to become a tumblr sexyman, and is also technically a dilf.

    Wait people don’t like Kynes?

    I mean he’s got Author Proxy Stank, but it could be worse. His last scene is weirdly funny and one of the better parts of the book, but also... he’s. Old and bald and kind of morose? Tumblr sexymen are always either twinks or himbos and I don’t think he’s snarky enough to appeal to the ‘Giles from Buffy’ crowd. I love Max von Sydow and the weird dracula vibes of the miniseries Kynes... but I don’t think that’s dilf material. Sorry.

    of course if we’re talking about genderswapped lady Kynes then none of the above applies because I said milf supremacy

    glumshoe

    I feel like we all joke about David Lynch’s Dune because of the metal diaper and the part where they rip off chunks of a cow and eat it but the 2000 miniseries had its moments

    I have compiled some of the highlights here:

    that’s it that Dune you don’t have to watch or read it we’re all happy now

    boccs

    Look, say whatever you want about the 2000 miniseries but the guy playing Baron Harkonnen was having the best time and I loved every second of him. 

    glumshoe

    I’m convinced that his script contained no stage directions at all save for a drawing of a very large ham and the words “just have fun :)”

    anagramofbrat

    I think the guy playing the Baron in this Dune is the same guy who plays the newsreader in Rome, who is honestly my favorite part of that show. 

    glumshoe

    some people worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company and it shows

    The Southern Reach and The Dark Tower are alike only in that after you read them, you keep seeing them everywhere. They do a great job at triggering a kind of fucked up pareidolia.

    Lighthouse? Mushroom growing where it shouldn’t? Crown-of-thorns starfish? Where lies the strangling fruit, amiright?

    Then number 19? Lobsters ripped my flesh? Monorails? Damn... I guess all things do serve the beam...

    ...I guess this is also what people say about Homestuck.

    anonymous

    wait.. i just found one of your posts on pinterest... your dad has a RAVEN????? is he still alive? i love birds..

    My dad assists at a bird rehab center. Edgar is a disabled American crow that serves as an ambassador animal and gets to live in the house. He’s doing well but he’s a huge bastard.

    a few nights ago I had a dream that a girl who ghosted me after one date years ago texted me out of the blue asking if I had attained power and status—she’d been unimpressed with me when we met but informed me that if I had developed real ambition and influence and carved a place for myself in the roster of important figures, then she’d consider seeing me again, because that’s what she was looking for

    “no,” I said, “but I’ve learned a lot about bugs since then. here’s a picture of one I saw the other day.”

    then she blocked me

    anonymous

    what are hydras and why are they such a problem?

    Hydras are itty bitty tentacle monsters that sneak into home aquariums to cause problems on purpose.

    Hydra is a genus of freshwater cnidarians, like jellyfish. They look like extremely small anemones and have stinging tentacles, with which they catch and devour zooplankton, small crustaceans, and fish fry. They’re actually fascinating creatures—most of them reproduce asexually by growing little polyps that break away and wander off, and they might even be functionally immortal since they do not seem to age like other organisms. I’d be happy to have them in a different aquarium, but they reproduce very quickly and I JUST got my shrimp to breed after a year of trying. So. Hydrae delenda est.

    anonymous

    Ship‚ do you know anything about Hygrophila Difformis??? ive planted some in my 10 gallon tank twice‚ and both times it died in a week. i just planted it a third time‚ and i made sure it had fresh fertilizer‚ and i just really hope it does well

    I don’t! It’s supposed to be undemanding if you have good substrate and decent light even without CO2. I actually have some in my shrimp tank now, but it’s not rooted—there were a few leaves that came with the last shrimp I bought and they’ve just. Stayed green and perky despite being left to float.

    My only advice is to try just abusing and neglecting them and see if that’s what they want? Aquarium plants are stupid. I can’t keep Java ferns alive.

    Hey I’m really sorry to have to ask for help like this but I start my new job tomorrow and my cardiologist has me starting a new medication to take with my blood thinners. Is there any way I can get any help towards the $185 I still need to pick them up? Thankfully GoodRX is saving me almost $300 or if never be able to get it. If you want to message I can even set up a way to pay you back if need be. I’m sorry to have to ask for help from strangers, my parents and grandparents passed so I don’t have any family I can turn to for help with this. I just want to be okay while starting this new job, which will hopefully make it where I won’t need to have to ask for help anymore since it pays well and they offer insurance! I’ll try and update as I can.

    Reblogs are always very much appreciated! My PayPal is PayPal.me/jpd05

    (If Zelle would be easier feel free to message)

    $0/$185

    glumshoe

    Ship do you like Dune? Your closing comment on that post left me feeling uncertain. People seem to regard it as either a must-read or the dumbest sci-fi blockbuster movie ever, so where do you fall?

    my feelings towards Dune are similar to my feelings toward The Dark Tower and neither “like” nor “dislike” adequately describes them

    dangle some long sprawling fucked up anachronistic worldbuilding with murderous accidental cult leader protagonists that are apparently descendants of mythological figures and doomed to Terrible Purposes revealed to them in visions and a bunch of confusing unresolved bullshit and godawful disgusting sex stuff and offensive caricatures written by straight middle aged male authors on really destructive drugs sprawled over a bunch of books that are largely disappointing and feature the protagonist’s sons as invertebrates with human faces and I will just jingle miserably along dropping shitposts in my wake

    glumshoe

    One big difference is that I think Stephen King was really flying by the seat of his pants while writingThe Dark Tower. I think he was trying to tell a bizarre, imaginative story, but I don’t think he had much intent behind it–he wasn’t trying to say anything in particular. Frank Herbert was clearly a more intentional writer with a specific worldview informing his fiction and the themes he was aiming for. In other writers, that’s a strength–with Herbert, he airs out a lot of his dirty laundry. It’s easy to imagine that King’s offensive content was edgy buffoonery rather than malice or reflection of a real personal philosophy. I think Herbert would be more likely to call me a slur.

    The Dark Tower, on the other hand, has much stronger and more vivid characterization. When I listened to the Dune audiobook, I laughed when my favorite characters were killed off. When my favorite Dark Tower characters died, I had to pull over and cry about it before I could see clearly enough to drive. This was a purposeful choice on the parts of both authors; Herbert wasn’t trying to make Dune character-driven, and I appreciate that, but it also means I have a far stronger emotional attachment to The Dark Tower

    So… I do like them. But I’m not happy about it.

    (My feelings about Paul Atreides: intrigued neutrality, interesting enough as a plot device and tragic mythological hero. My feelings about Roland Deschain: that’s my awful beloved shithead uncle and I’ll kick him in the nuts.)

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    anonymous

    Ship do you like Dune? Your closing comment on that post left me feeling uncertain. People seem to regard it as either a must-read or the dumbest sci-fi blockbuster movie ever, so where do you fall?

    my feelings towards Dune are similar to my feelings toward The Dark Tower and neither “like” nor “dislike” adequately describes them

    dangle some long sprawling fucked up anachronistic worldbuilding with murderous accidental cult leader protagonists that are apparently descendants of mythological figures and doomed to Terrible Purposes revealed to them in visions and a bunch of confusing unresolved bullshit and godawful disgusting sex stuff and offensive caricatures written by straight middle aged male authors on really destructive drugs sprawled over a bunch of books that are largely disappointing and feature the protagonist’s sons as invertebrates with human faces and I will just jingle miserably along dropping shitposts in my wake