Deep. Dark. Marvellous.

I've gone to Fallen London! http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com

For quotes from and images reminiscent of the subterranean-Victorian world of Fallen London.
omgthatdress:

Cane
1880s
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.

omgthatdress:

Cane

1880s

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.

badfutureliz:

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.

badfutureliz:

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.

alightuntoeternity:

scherzofrog:

(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.

cauldronandcross:

The Wish (The Fortune Teller) Theodor von Holst ca. 1840

" …Turn the gas-light low and widen your eyes. Speak of the future and the past. This is the spark that sets stories aflame."

cauldronandcross:

The Wish (The Fortune Teller) Theodor von Holst ca. 1840

" …Turn the gas-light low and widen your eyes. Speak of the future and the past. This is the spark that sets stories aflame."

(Source: poisonwasthecure, via lamealawless)

of interest to those who seek the name, possibly

eschatolegation:

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. 

auntada:

Portrait of a young African American woman. 
Missouri, c. 1890
Burgess Studio, photographer

A Modish and Persuasive Lady.

auntada:

Portrait of a young African American woman. 

Missouri, c. 1890

Burgess Studio, photographer

A Modish and Persuasive Lady.

(via my-ear-trumpet)

relburts:

Look who’s back?!?

Well I’m still getting settled in to my new accommodations, so I’m going to still be busy as heck. Regardless, things are finally settling down. c:

Anyway, I actually had the pleasure to be hypnotized today. On a stage. In front of people. It was really fun. X) It’s not quite like the movies, but 15+ minutes of very deliberate relaxation exercises can make an individual much more suggestible.

Stage hypnotists can also rely on other persuasive tactics, such as participation selection (using a suggestion test to spot out the most suggestible audience members), “Failure to Challenge” (Stating a circumstance such as “you cannot stand up out of your chair because your backside is stuck down with glue.” without saying “try to stand up!”) and even fake hypnotism tricks to make the show more dramatic.

For the above reasons… it would be freaking awesome for a Persuasive character to be a hypnotist at Mahogany Hall. I might even consider having R pick it up, if he needed to have a performance… (He plays the piano, but you can hardly call him stage-worthy. It’s more of a hobby.) hypnotism seems like it requires a great deal of knowledge on Psychology, and his manipulative streak would only help him here. So his Watchful might help, too…

The facts and the pictures were all found on this wiki page. I mean, come on, they’re perfect. X)

anton-deveaux:

[I love this game.  I started out a half-French half-British consultant detective, and it turns out my destiny is to turn into a giant space bat and fly into the Sun.]

occasionalmadness:

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.

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