etiquetteandethics:

Known Works by Stephen Maturin
Tar-Water Reconsidered
Suggestions for the Amelioration of Sick-Bays
Thoughts on the Prevention of the Diseases most usual among Seamen
New Operation for Suprapubic Cystotomy
Tractatus de Novae Febris Ingressu
an unnamed “paper on boobies”
Remarks on Pezophaps Solitarious
Modest Proposals for the Preservation of Health in the Navy
The Diseases of Seamen
Mariners: Consensus and cohesion in certain states of adversity
Some remarks on Peruvian cirripedes

etiquetteandethics:

Known Works by Stephen Maturin

Tar-Water Reconsidered

Suggestions for the Amelioration of Sick-Bays

Thoughts on the Prevention of the Diseases most usual among Seamen

New Operation for Suprapubic Cystotomy

Tractatus de Novae Febris Ingressu

an unnamed “paper on boobies”

Remarks on Pezophaps Solitarious

Modest Proposals for the Preservation of Health in the Navy

The Diseases of Seamen

Mariners: Consensus and cohesion in certain states of adversity

Some remarks on Peruvian cirripedes

(Reblogged from fuckyeahnaturalphilosophy)

hey, for-a-lark! it fits! thank you, thank you, you lovely human. i’m over the moon.

Nickel Creek in Austin, 24 August 2014.

ryder-mw:

Light testing, 2012
ryder-mw

i am losing my skin as i sleep.

i leave it behind on the sheets when i rise, tell myself that the dust of flakes is an avalanche, and that anyone in my wake better watch out. but the new visible stratum is just a shade darker than the old; and i am just a shade more afraid.

quietly, like a password, like a curse, i speak the name of the city where heaven and hell are meeting this week. the only spark of recognition i see flares in the eyes (round, brown) of a man with more melanin than i.

we say the city once.

and then we don’t say anything for a very long time.

(Source: Flickr / ryder-mw)

(Reblogged from deromanus)

Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children’s series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted “Little House on the Prairie” fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.

"Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography" — Wilder’s unedited draft that was written for an adult audience and eventually served as the foundation for the popular series — is slated to be released by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press nationwide this fall. The not-safe-for-children tales include stark scenes of domestic abuse, love triangles gone awry and a man who lit himself on fire while drunk off whiskey.

Wilder and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane, herself a well-known author, tried and failed to get an edited version of the autobiography published throughout the early 1930s. The original rough draft has been preserved at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield, Missouri, for decades but hadn’t been published.

The children’s series never presented a romanticized version of life on the prairie — in “Little House in the Big Woods,” Laura and her sister Mary gleefully help dissect the family pig before bouncing its inflated bladder back and forth in the yard. But the series also left out or fictionalized scenes that Wilder deemed unsuitable for kids, including much of the time the family spent in Burr Oak, Iowa, and Walnut Grove, Minnesota, according to Pamela Smith Hill, a Wilder biographer and the lead editor on the autobiography.

"So you can read ‘Pioneer Girl’ as nonfiction rather than fiction and get a better feeling of how the historical Ingalls family really lived, what their relationships were and how they experienced the American West," she said.

Wilder details a scene from her childhood in Burr Oak, in which a neighbor of the Ingalls’ pours kerosene throughout his bedroom, sets it on fire and proceeds to drunkenly drag his wife around by her hair before Wilder’s father — Pa in the children’s books — intervenes.

Scenes like that make Wilder’s memoir sound like it’s filled with scandal and mature themes, “which isn’t exactly true either,” according to Amy Lauters, an associate professor of mass media at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

"It’s just that that first version was blunt, it was honest. It was full of the everyday sorts of things that we don’t care to think about when we think about history," said Lauters, who has read the original manuscript and also is writing a book on Rose Wilder Lane. "And it’s certainly not the fantasized version we saw on ‘Little House on the Prairie’ the television show."

Wilder’s story will likely do well in South Dakota, since the author moved to De Smet in the late 1870s with her family, eventually meeting her future husband there.

For fans, the autobiography is chance to see from where Wilder drew her inspiration, said Sandra Hume, a Wilder aficionado who published an internationally distributed newsletter for 10 years and now helps manage Laurapalooza, a conference dedicated to all things Wilder.

"I am very excited to see people have access to this, because her life story has been pretty muddled because people get mixed up with the TV show and it’s nice to see an interest in people seeing basically what is the primary source …" she said.

The autobiography preserves Wilder’s original rough draft — misspellings, idiosyncrasies and all — but adds extensive annotations.

"Little House" lovers can learn about the three girls that Wilder combined to create the Nellie Olson character, or how extensive the damage was in Minnesota during the grasshopper plague of the 1870s, which forced Pa in "On the Banks of Plum Creek" to set out in search of work.

"In some ways, I came to think of the annotations in ‘Pioneer Girl’ as almost an encyclopedia about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life and work," Hill said.

Kevin Burbach, Associated Press

(Source: kdecember)

(Reblogged from havingbeenbreathedout)

forestferncreations:

my step-mother-like figure and my father’s brother singing songs by the bonfire

(Reblogged from forestferncreations)

scientistintraining:

(photos belong to scientistintraining)

Velella velella, or by-the-sea sailor, a type of cnidaria. Found all of these a couple of weeks ago at Wilder Ranch State Park.

(Reblogged from scientistintraining)

this is all i want to say about it right now

we keep our ears open and our eyes on the screens, our fingers clenched and steady, and we’re ready to run.

the faces we see are easy, and easy; too untight to know what we know, you and i. (this is not envy, at the smiling sight of them, their lingering scent that is nothing like fear. this is wonder, bitter on the tongue.

this is anger.)

we are not safe. the world is not ours.

(but i love you, in it. for as long as we have. in the stolen days, and the hard-won days; in clean blood and dirty deaths and the sticky filth of every aftermath, in it, i love you.)

Dark thing,
make a myth of yourself:

all women turn into lilacs,

all men grow sick of their errant scent.
You could learn

to build a window, to change flesh
into isinglass, nothing

but a brittle river, a love of bone.
Jennifer Chang, from “This Corner of the Western World,” The History of Anonymity (University of Georgia Press, 2008)

(Source: a-pair-of-ragged-claws)

(Reblogged from professorfangirl)

the incomparable crownedinwood snapped this pic of @thewiggleofjudas and me, oh, what seems so long ago.

and yet—

a reminder to myself of the sweetnesses in the world, in other people; of their spun-sun hair mingling with mine, the rough denim against my cheek, their voice in a cellar surrounded by strings. a thing to hold on to on a night when it’s so hard to believe that the world is at all ours.

tattootemple:

Rose for Jess - artwork and tattoo by Wang - www.tattootemple.hk

(Reblogged from tattootemple)

eros-turannos:

do you ever read too many napoleonic/regency era books in a row and feel like you’re caught in a georgette heyer typhoon

corinthians and rakes and young blades. faro and ratafia. old boney and old hookey. muslin dresses (potentially dampened). driving in hyde park and partying at vauxhall. a WALTZ??? how SCANDALOUS. gaming hells. ADCs being swag and cynical. collar points!!! and extravagantly-tied cravats!!!!! the duchess of richmond’s ball. WATERLOOOOO [strikes breast]. PRINCESS CHARLOTTTTE [strikes breast]. debasing yourself to lady jersey for vouchers to almack’s. white’s and brooks’s. HIGHWAYMEN. crossed letters and hiding a coin under the seal when you can’t cross your lines anymore and you feel bad. SHOE ROSES. debating the elgin marbles. defending mary wollstonecraft vociferously. somewhere in the background caro lamb is being ridiculous and outré and byron is lounging against a wall being snide about some widow he fucked in venice. 

(Reblogged from sirken)

today i swept the forest floor with my skirts; and i defended myself from the mosquito hordes; and i couldn’t take more than twenty steps before finding some jewel or other secreted amongst the mast and moss.

sonnet which, unfortunately, will not fit on a post-it note

isabelthespy:

Wash every dish and empty out the rack.
Fold or hang each garment with the care
that it prefers. Tell yourself the air
is sweet to your skin. Exercise the knack
which you attempted to abandon. Crack
an egg and eat what it becomes. Wear
a pendant. Clean the bathtub. Wash your hair.
Drink water. Leave your bed. Do not go back.

Remember all the soggy, blurred-out days.
Remember what you know: this is such stuff
as life is made on, which could pass you by
again, which has devised so many ways
to leave you. Make that memory be enough.
It won’t be. It may never be. Try.

(Reblogged from foxship)