The strangler is a rare poison, which makes the person unable to breathe. The poison is made from plants that are only found on islands in the Jade Sea. The leaves of the plant are picked and aged, then soaked in a wash of limes, sugar water and rare spices from the Summer Islands. The leaves are then discarded, but the liquid is kept and thickened with ash and allowed to crystallize. It turns a deep purple color.
Thomas Tompion, watch movement, 1710. Brass, Steel. Thomas Potts, Dial and Gold Case, 1740. London.
Tompion was one of the great London watchmakers. It is probably a tribute to the excellence of the movement that it was thought worthwhile to make a new gold case for it. Via V&A
"The Margaery Tyrell who walks into the Sept a fortnight from now will inspire a thousand songs.” (The Lion and The Rose, 4x02)
I mean one minute you’re in 1974 looking for ghosts, but all you have to do is open your eyes and talk to whoever’s standing there. To you I haven’t been born yet. And to you I’ve been dead a hundred billion years. Is my body out there somewhere? In the ground?
[AGGRESSIVELY WANTS TO KISS YOU A LOT]
1st pictures of next Studio Ghibli film Omoide no Marnie, directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arietty).
Well, that wasn’t very subtle.
And then there were three presents, and three octopuses
"For half of my childhood I was locked in a freezer, so being helpful is kind of a new thing for me."
You bump into a man on the subway wearing a trenchcoat. You apologize and he responds “Its alright. We’re only human. All of us. All of us here are human. Yep. Very human. I’m probably the most human here! You betcha.” and then the trenchcoat falls and the figure collapses and roughly 1000 salamanders scatter around the train