The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Apart from the obvious functionality, canes were an elegant accessory in the 19th century, when the afternoon promenade gave the members of the fashionable set occasion to display their finery and genteel manners. This gentleman’s novelty cane contains a 15-inch liquor vial, in the lower portion and a footed glass in the top, thereby serving the dual purpose of walking stick and portable bar. Other such gadget canes concealed knives or swords, while equivalent women’s sticks sometimes held snuff bottles, powders, vials, or other cosmetic materials."
An accessory well-advertised by the vendors of Mr Wines.
I’ve been playing a lot of Fallen London lately, so I thought I’d doodle my character in it. The clothes are all things I have equipped and the hair is based off of the silhouette I picked in the game, but the hair color and book are just things I threw in, and the rifle is hella simplified. Overall I think she’s got a cool look, though.
Fallen London is super fun, btw. Check it out if you haven’t.
(i’m gonna go ahead and copypaste this from my outbox because i’m proud of it dammit)
The rise of atonality comes very early to the Neath. Charles Ives and John Cage, toward the middle of the 20th century, are inspired by the Correspondent bent often displayed by Bazaarine composers of the 1890s. In this universe their music literally causes earbleeds rather than just figuratively.
Alternatively: Gustav Holst turns to a different sort of mysticism to inspire his later works. Colleague Ralph Vaughan Williams looks on in mild horror and intense curiosity.
I’m reblogging this because it will be very useful for William’s upcoming Correspondent symphony.
Ecclesiastes, Chapter 8:
11 Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily,
but not postponed? not indefinitely.
therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. 12 Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him.
I kept feeling that I wasn’t quite as enthused about the prospect of a talking, armored, war veteran, mustachioed guinea pig as I should be. Then I read the mouse-over descriptor and nearly choked on my drink because I was not expecting to laugh that hard.
eat you up