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Pronounced "ska-lya." Champion navel-gazer, veteran pseudo-fictioneer. Expect dinosaurs (and other paleobeasties), aquatic life (the weirder the better), Doctor Who (all sorts), Spider-Man (original flavor) and whatever else takes my fancy. 95% reblogs, 5% pointless text posts.
I try to tag for common triggers, but don't hesitate to ask if you need something added.
I may have accidentally consigned all memories of this book to the dust heap of my subconscious but now that I see it again I realize how many prehistoric beasties (Andrewsarchus and Diatryma especially) I still think of in terms of the illustrations here.
Submitted by arse-moriendi:
Hi all! I was cleaning out my garage when I found this little treasure:
This books has been well-loved over the years, as evidenced by the scribbling (not me, I swear) and it is, unfortunately missing a few pages. But I scanned them and cleaned them up as best I could, and now I want to share one of my favorite books:
I’ve collected a lot of Spidey paraphernalia over the years, but the (pleasingly) weirdest is probably this Spidey-themed Dutch indie jazz EP from the 90’s which I picked up in an antique shop while visiting a friend in Hroningen:
I’ve only listened to it once because I no longer have a CD player that accepts mini CDs.
Gifs before gifs
We all love gifs - those highly entertaining movable feasts that are so popular on Tumblr. Here is one, but it is one with a history that predates the internet. You are looking at a gif of a phenakistiscope, a 19th-century revolving paper disk imprinted with a series of drawings, which was spun so as to produce a moving image. The device was invented around 1840 by Joseph Plateau. Dancing figures, jumping monkeys, acrobats, and figures jumping into the mouths of lions: Plateau’s stroboscopic disks produced highly entertaining mini-movies, like our modern gifs, be it over a century and a half before animation movies were first made. When we look at a gif on Tumblr, let’s remember that the technique of producing such moving images made up from a small batch of individual pictures dates back to a pre-digital world - to the days before movies, photography and digital cameras.
Trippy as heck.