so many comic book evil villains have phds, why are there no stories where they meet up with their graduate advisor again or office mate. like i get that grad school is what tipped them over the edge but it would be hilarious that they revert to their grad school self when they come upon their old acquaintances. like, their peer review board and desk mate who used to share candy with the whole office or the guy who used to store their gym bag in the office
I want to know what their dissertations were on and how many people ever look at them.
Do they ever get REALLY MAD about someone being wrong about something crazy specific only they understand?
Was it the academic job market that put them over the edge?
like was it being passed over for tenure? or a post-doc position that sent them spiralling to evil?
or the fact that they held a doctorate in basket-weaving history that made them go mad with power lust?
if doctor doom’s phd is some ridiculous artsy niche subject, it would make a lot of sense why he’s so angry (i know it’s not, but maybe he had a double major)
or they get invited to the faculty mixer of pass grads. and they meet up with their old lab mate and bitch about the job market
I bet it was that their students kept calling them Mr. / Mrs.
I AM A DOCTOR DAMN IT
or like one other grad that got a real sweet job and was always asking them about their job prospects
or people asking how their thesis is going
that would do it
then IMAGINE THEY’RE ON THE ALUMNI MAILING LIST AND GET THE CALLS TO DONATE TO THE SCHOOL
or like another grad student asks, so what have you been doing since graduating? and they reply, trying to kill spider-man and like the other grad is like, lolz you’re always telling jokes
"As you probably know, chilled cucumber soup is a delicacy that is best enjoyed on a very hot day. I myself once enjoyed it in Egypt while visiting a friend of mine who works as a snake charmer. When it is well prepared, chilled cucumber soup has a delicious, minty taste, cool and refreshing as if you are drinking something as well as eating it."
—Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window
Recipe for Aunt Josephine’s Cold Cucumber Soup
- 5 cucumbers
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 6 scallions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 quart buttermilk
- 1 pint yogurt
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
Peel cucumbers and cut them in half, scraping out seeds. Sprinkle the cucumbers with salt and let them stand 30 minutes. Drain excess water.
Chop the cucumbers coarsely (a dull knife will do) and put the pieces in the blender along with scallions, dill, lemon juice, buttermilk, and yogurt. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill well before serving.
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Art by Brett Helquist
Every time someone misinterprets Frankenstein a part of my soul burns in agony.
every time someone smugly posts in the tag “um excuse me Frankenstein is the doctor not the monster” I want to start drinking and never stop
And if they want to get picky, Victor is not at all a doctor. Like, did he even finish college or did he just drift off and nobody seemed to notice?
he has a doctorate in winning my heart
(Source: victorisbetter, via forthegothicheroine)
La Tarrasque (1874) by Charles Lepec
“La Tarrasque” was a legendary dragon from Provence (southern France) tamed by Saint Martha.
She was doing this kind of thing all the time: you couldn’t stop her. A bit of a thrill-seeker, Marthe was. People would say “Oh God, another dragon, send for a knight!” and Marthe would mutter “Oh don’t be silly…” and go handle it herself. One dragon she apparently dealt with by hitting it in its open jaws with a bucketful of holy water (putting its fire out: not at all sure which was more effective, the holiness or just the water) and then dragged it home on a leash she improvised out of her garters.
I didn’t know she’d gotten into waterskiing with dragons, but seriously, you wouldn’t put it past her.
a motorcycle gang made up of ancient bisexual norse monarchs: the bikings
I JUST REALIZED THAT THIS POST IS 4 PUNS IN ONE OH MY GODDDDD
Are some novels more gothic than others? We return to the genre’s roots in the 18th century for this definitive guide to gothic fiction
Why, thank you- these charts are very useful! I smiled to see Dracula listed as a depiction of “scary rich people”…
"I’ll make my report as if I told a story, for I was taught as a child on my homeworld that Truth is a matter of the imagination."
—First Sentence of The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin
"watch this" they said
"it’ll be fun" they said
"i’m going to watch it" i said
“this was not fun" i said
“i’m emotionally ruined" i said
"hey watch this" i later said