Adam Scott analyzing some of the lyrics to ‘Ice, Ice, Baby’
do you ever just start mentally plotting out a story and you suddenly come up with that one scene or that one line and you just think
this will be the scene that makes everyone cry
Favorite Firefly OTP’s—> Wash and Zoë
A post has been traveling around Tumblr where Big Barda is mistaken for Wonder Woman. I thought I’d take the opportunity to help correct that mistake, and introduce the baddest bitch from Apokolips.
Taken from her mother at a young age, Barda was trained by Granny Goodness to serve the evil lord Darkseid. She becomes leader of the Female Fury Battalion, a ferocious pack of women warriors. During a raid, she meets Scott Free, and discovers the problematic nature of her upbringing. Turning her back on the abusive Darkseid and Granny, she joins a rebel cell and risks her life to enable Scott’s escape to Earth. After some time the two are reunited, decide to get hitched, and become a kick-ass crime fighting couple. After a few years of working, they retire to New Hampshire and attempt to live a normal life. When this plan fails terribly, they move to Greenwich Village, NY where Barda forms a defense-training program for women called the New Female Furies. The two still occasionally help out with JL missions.
Barda is a proud homekeeper and wife. One of the deadliest hand-to-hand combatants alive, she has fought Wonder Woman to a draw. Energy bolts from her megarod are strong enough to concuss Superman, and her heart is such that she never turns down a friend in need. 7 feet tall, fast as a whip, and she loves Pokemon Cards. Does it really get better than that?
Keira Knightley photographed by James White, 2008
Pizza and Wine Guide
Llareta (Azorella compacta)
This llareta, family Apiaceae, parts of which are over 3000 years old, calls Chile’s Atacama desert home. Llaretas can be found throughout the Andes in Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.
A relative of parsley, its moss-like appearance belies thousands of flowering buds on long stems which are so densely packed together they can take the weight of a human.
“When I saw the llareta for the first time I immediately recognised it from photos I had seen,” says Sussman. “Many of them dotted the hillside, some more strangely formed than others, sort of like mutated topiary on steroids.”
Because the llareta is dry and dense, it burns well, like peat. “Its function as fuel is endangering its survival, as even park rangers charged with protecting it have been known to burn it to keep warm on cold nights.”
Image: La llareta , Rachel Sussman