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oh-glasgow:

In case anyone outside of Glasgow was wondering what the weather here is like currently.

some local humour for yous

Right?! Unfortunately, I’ve read Jenny Trout’s snarky recaps of the first book, so I know just how atrocious and offensive it really is.

I think the parallel with American Psycho is apt. That film made me hide in the bath, the only film to have that effect on me. Maybe 50SOG would have the same effect, if I was going to watch it ever. Which I’m not. Because men like Mr Grey are terrifying and WHY

Today I will tell you the story of a man drowned in the cold waters of the ocean. After the loss of a loved one. This is the story about a man who died twice. (x)

(via southerngothics)

stevecs:

The World End on Flickr.
Lomo LCA. Kentmere 400. . The World End Pub Edinburgh

Pretty sure this is the inspiration behind the film The World’s End, b/c Pegg et al were in Edinburgh for the film festival (a few times I think?)
My parents would always warn me about this place. In 1977 The World’s End was the last known place where two teenage girls were seen alive - their bodies turned up the next day in a couple of fields. No one was convicted of the crime, though recently a man was acquitted in court under controversial circumstances.

The fact that my parents didn’t want me going to the pub several decades after The World’s End murders, as if the killer would sweep in out of the blue and carry me off, attests to the power the brutal crime had over people but also the power of superstition, and the legends that stick to a place.
It’s called the World’s End, by the way, and on a less grim note, because it is built where the old gate into Edinburgh used to be. Once people had to pay a toll to get into and out of the city, and most, once in, could not afford to leave. So the city, at that time (pre 1780s I think) consisting of an area almost a mile across by about 1/2 a mile wide, was the absolute limit of the world for the majority of the people inside it. The End of the World was at the wall.

stevecs:

The World End on Flickr.

Lomo LCA.
Kentmere 400.
.
The World End Pub Edinburgh

Pretty sure this is the inspiration behind the film The World’s End, b/c Pegg et al were in Edinburgh for the film festival (a few times I think?)

My parents would always warn me about this place. In 1977 The World’s End was the last known place where two teenage girls were seen alive - their bodies turned up the next day in a couple of fields. No one was convicted of the crime, though recently a man was acquitted in court under controversial circumstances.

The fact that my parents didn’t want me going to the pub several decades after The World’s End murders, as if the killer would sweep in out of the blue and carry me off, attests to the power the brutal crime had over people but also the power of superstition, and the legends that stick to a place.

It’s called the World’s End, by the way, and on a less grim note, because it is built where the old gate into Edinburgh used to be. Once people had to pay a toll to get into and out of the city, and most, once in, could not afford to leave. So the city, at that time (pre 1780s I think) consisting of an area almost a mile across by about 1/2 a mile wide, was the absolute limit of the world for the majority of the people inside it. The End of the World was at the wall.

(via milkradio)

if i didn’t already know what this horrendous series was about, judging by the trailer alone i would have thought it was a bluebeard-esque story where it turns out he’s a serial killer.

how much better would that be? 100 x better, at least.

a short play re: the 50 Shades of Grey trailer:

Mr suit: That’s a very fine chardonnay yr not drinkin

cardigirl: I’m uGly!

[she is not at all ugly]

ominous lift door closure. wall snog.

Mr Suit: I just have to return some videotapes

cardigirl:…it’s 2014

Mr Suit. Uh. 

Mr Suit broods

Mr Suit: HELICOPTR

Terrifying JIBO will kill you and everyone you love.

thanks, losertakesall for sharing this nightmare fuel

(why is the scientist at the end in a hardware shop?)

(I typed JIBO as JOBO the first and second times)

jellobiafrasays:

wolf ecology and prey relationships on isle royale (national park service scientific monograph series no. 11, 1977)

jellobiafrasays:

wolf ecology and prey relationships on isle royale (national park service scientific monograph series no. 11, 1977)

(via dolorimeter)

I went to Cambridge first, then St Andrews, and St Andrews was a million times better - great teaching, proper discussions and that sense of adventurousness and curiosity you really need to get anywhere new. Great people too!

This is lovely to hear - mostly because I also went to St Andrews and loved it.

My husband and a heap of my friends came from American university systems to St Andrews and universally reported that they had a far better time of things. Not necessarily better teaching (equivalency in most cases) but a better way of life. Also they reported that drinking in the pubs made them happier than the gross frat parties they had to attend before in order to drink. A slow afternoon over some pints was a real joy after that.