Saga and Tales

I like folklore and tea. I'm currently writing stories for my son.


Tá brón orm. Tá eagla orm. Cabhraigh liom…

Is cluiche iontach é Hóng, a imríonn Evan ar a ríomhaire an t-am ar fad. Ach tá imreoir eile, Yin, ag impí air cabhrú léi. Cé hí Yin agus cén fáth go bhfuil eagla uirthi - ní istigh sa chluiche, ach sa saol mór? Conas a chuirfidh Evan, a chara Rio agus a dheirfiúr Síofra stop le gnó salach in Éirinn agus i gcéin?


im bored of life and everything so i decided to make a post of everything. like a ref list of workouts, studying help, writing, drawing… etc! this will literally take me hours i s2g
a way to high marks and be on tumblr the same time.
science translated to english :)
collection of studying mixes
selfcontrol and various pomodoro method site blockers are extremely helpful when you know you need to shut down your access to distracting websites
simplynoise, mynoise, rainymood, coffitivity, soundrown, simplyrain,naturesoundplayer, naturesoundsforme are good background voices 
a site that would explain to you literally anything
organizing your time, studying strategies.. etc
study skills
how to google
learning how to revise
improving your revision skills
learn geography 
shop books online
alt. to wikipedia
final exams guide
get motivated to study
tips for a productive study break
when should I go to bed?
microsoft word equivalent
free online books
more free books
can’t do your homework?
“no homework” excuses
how to get unblocked internet in school (chrome only)
words to make you seem more intelligent
emotions vocabulary  
how to write a kickass essay
alternatives to “said”
alternatives to “whispered”
tip of my tongue
Read any book (apparently)
writing fantasy stories
character flaws
writers block (1) (2)
writing a death scene
bio help
degrees of emotions
writing ref
music to help you write
painting tutorial
colour palette (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
drawing clothe folding
avoiding drawing the same face
draw ice
anatomy help
free drawing program (1) (2)
sai brushes (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
draw hair
drawing ref
dont know what to draw?
draw 3D room tut
drawing eyes
lip tutorial
how to draw jeans
how to draw arms
expression tutorial
drawing hair and fur
drawing cats
pose reference blog [its actually a blog full of references i-]
download photoshop
paint blood
color blender
draw hands
hands 2
photoshop help (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
remove backgrounds from images online
brush setting ref (SAI)
kissing ref 
how to draw curls
realistic woman body ref
draw knees
draw feet
shadow help
male body
lips ref
contouring and highlighting
draw wings
change images using blur (PS)
hat ref
glowing stuff
pastel colors
draw grass
eyeliner ref
punk rock makeup
disney eye makeup
coverup tattooes
how to apply blush
6 makeup tips
ombre eyeliner
what makeup complements my complexion?
what makeup suits you?
lipstick tricks
how to do your makeup with a spoon
messy bun tutorial
different ways to braid
three-braid updo
waterfall braid
how to fishtail
romantic curls
braid + bun updo
how to do pastel hair
8 ways to wear a bow
4-strand braid
braided bun
braided headband
dutch braid crown
pin curls!
how to contour
everyday makeup routine
lipstick using crayons
eyeliner ref wow
filling in eyebrows
banana facial mask (moisturizes)
strawberry facial mask (acne prone skin)
avocado facial mask (dry skin)
yogurt facial mask (sensitive skin)
list of oils to add to your face masks
already made masterpost :*
hot chocolate using nutella -gasp-
4 different smoothies
chocolate chip cookies
tastiest starbucks drinks
best grilled cheese
winter sore throat tea
best chocolate cake
apple pies (mini aw-)
extra fancy garlic bread
french bread pizza
muffin in a mug
how to make nutella fudge
lavender lemonade wow
15 pound homemade snickers bar
make candy crystal meth
Macaroni and cheese in a mug
cheap & healthy snacks
Every Starbucks drink and pasty
tv shows masterpost hola
movie masterpost
scary movies
movies to watch when you’re sad
when to pee during a movie
jennifer lawrence movies master list
glee season 1,2,3,4 + 5
ja’mie private school girl
adventure time master list
doctor who
pirates of the carriben series
walking dead season 1,2,3 + 4
american horror story season 1 + 2
a list of over 900 movies with links
white noise
coffee shop
all the music you’ve reblogged
stay happy
listen to the rain
play piano
math textbooks
gutenberg project
free audio books
masterpost of books wow
answer trivia questions and give people rice
make a a giant squid pillow!
make your own acapella band 
live ocean
pokemon secret base
read creepy wikipedia articles
read more creepy wikipedia articles 
disney lies/ urban legends (probs not real like-)
this will take you to a cool place
your online garden
sand art online
wow just open it omg
cool websites for wasting time (1, 2, 3 )
how to help someone who is suicidal
make a blanket nest
click daily to give free food to an animal shelter
2500 Japanese emoticons 
homemade wax
gift ideas for cat lovers
moss graffiti
make a flower crown
night vale monopoly
learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse
how to play ‘sherlock’
supernatural workout
learn a new language!
learn london slang
take personality tests
make gifs
see what its like to live on minimum wage
watch great vines
make glitter out of salt
make dip-dyed shoes
learn to read korean in 15 minutes
how to make origami
color matching game
fun sites masterpost
how to be an adult
check your postlimit
make a wand
find out if a website is safe
make a font from your handwriting
emergency compliment
cute yahoo answers
calming manatee
calming gif
coping skills and distractions
draw a stickman
daily puppy
guided relaxation 
the thoughts room
go to a quiet place 
cut something instead of yourself 
let it out 
self injury recovery masterpost 
free hugs 
coping skills & distractions 
make a comfort box
1000+ reference
literally everything
a little from everything
tile/repeating/pattern background
cool pixel blogs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
make a theme tutorial

like the sand game


im bored of life and everything so i decided to make a post of everything. like a ref list of workouts, studying help, writing, drawing… etc! this will literally take me hours i s2g
















like the sand game

I don’t have the words

I don’t have the words for talking about how sad and tragic it is. The banal horror of it. Another unknown known I think. 

This makes me angry. They charged her for finding out. The charge partly being there to stop people asking. An entry barrier. 

Between 2011 and 2013, Catherine Corless, paid €4 each time to get the children’s publicly available death certificates. She says the total cost was €3,184. “If I didn’t do it, nobody else would have done it. I had them all by last September.

What everyone knows is no one will be punished. The government doesn’t actually want the truth. And this is not the only one.

As early as 1924, the Poor Law Commission had alerted the government that the mortality rate for illegitimate children like those in the Tuam home was five times the national average; in 1934, Dáil records show that the report was being debated.

What neither of them wants is an excavation.

Why? Because an excavation means bones. Bones that will be brought to light, touched, examined, photographed. Bones that will reach the front pages of papers and the corners of the internet. Thousands of tiny, fragile bones, permanently engraved in the minds of Irish people everywhere.

Regarding tea


Just a quick note here…

Microwaving tea? Oh no dont. Let me get you a kettle. Please please dont do that. NoNoNoNoNO

Um, it’s all right. I’m Irish. I have a kettle.


(And since I’m also a Sherlockian, it’s Sherlock’s kettle. Behold.) (Sorry about the flicker in the video: the camera didn’t like the frequency of the LEDs or something.)

And I know how to make tea. With fresh boiling water. Behold: tea infusing. Slowly. Gently. As God intended.  (Sorry about the background noise. The laundry was running. Background commentary from the late lamented Mr. Goodman, who knew from watching Peter that making tea would usually involve milk being taken out of the fridge. I take mine black with a sugar or two, one of the [as far as I can tell] six people in Ireland who don’t add milk.)

But you know what I have absolutely no time for during the work day? (a) Making tea by the cup, and (b) making a new pot of tea every time the original one gets cold.The first too routinely breaks my stream of thought if I have to spend five minutes in the kitchen boiling the kettle every single time, and the second would reduce me to a jittering mass of caffeine-shredded nerves if I tried drinking all that tea before entropy had its way with the tea’s temperature.

Which is why I have a microwave. (No “behold”. You know what a microwave looks like.)

Drinking tea that’s been properly brewed and then has been micro’d just long enough to get the molecules moving again hasn’t killed me yet, and I don’t expect it to.

…So now you know.

(Oh yeah. For those who’ll want to know: the preferred tea around here is Lyons’ Gold Blend.)

The fact you have sherlocks kettle is cool. As is lyons gold blend. I feel a lot happer that it was brewed properly. Reheating is much more ok. My grand-uncle used to take his black, beyond that I know no one else.  Its far to strong for my stomach black. 

It’s election time


DD: (goes out to greet canvassing local European Parliament candidates, greets them in broadly American accent completely dissociated with anything Wicklovian)
Candidate (somewhat freaked out): So how’re you keeping?
DD: Not too badly, except I’ve got a truly awful cold and you wouldn’t want to get too close to me.
Candidate: (in company with his friend, smiles politely and then flees as from the plague)
DD: (returns inside)
PM: Election stuff?
DD: (inside, microwaving tea) Yeah. You have no idea how the American accent throws them off their stride.
PM (terrible, TERRIBLE attempted southwestern accent that would not fool any American ever bred): Guess Ah’d better start doin’ mah ‘Murrican one.
DD: (weary amusement) Yeah, because they’ll never be able to tell that’s not genuine. [And they won’t.]
PM: I could always change regions.
DD: Oh God.
PM (Fargo): Yup youbetcha.
DD: Now cut that out.
PM (Fargo): Okay if ya say so.

Microwaving tea? Oh no dont. Let me get you a kettle. Please please dont do that. NoNoNoNoNO

Dublin to Jerusalem in two years.

Buck (thomas) Whaley had a bet to go from Dublin to Jerusalem and back in two years, and finished his trip in 1789. Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours by Jules Verne was in 1879.

I wonder in Verne knew of Whaleys trip? Or was this pretty common. Is there more of these voyages based on bets?

There is a short writeup on wiki

"While dining with William FitzGerald, the Duke of Leinster at Leinster House, in response to a question regarding his future travel plans, Whaley flippantly mentioned Jerusalem. This reply led to wagers totalling £15,000 (i.e. about £1.8 million in 2001)[4] being offered that Whaley could not travel to Jerusalem and back within two years and provide proof of his success."

"Whaley arrived back in Dublin in the summer of 1789 to great celebrations and collected the winnings of the wager. The trip cost him a total of £8,000, leaving him a profit of £7,000"

I came across mention of him in 

"There was Buck Whaley, who walked to Jerusalem for a wager, and for the same reason once sprang out of the window of his house on Stephen’s Green into a carriage full of ladies."

Square-jawed McHeteroman

Do you get what I mean when I say  Square-jawed McHetero-man is overdone in media today? 

My friends and I use this phrase pretty regularly, and it doesn’t seem to need an explanation. 

"Oh the lead character of that game is just going to be another square-jawed-mcHetero-man". 

Sometimes we throw in square-jawed white mcHeteroman when talking about american tv programs that are lacking in any sort of relation to how mixed that area of america is. But we are european, so we dont use that as much.

Its usually understood what america means when they make square-jawed mcHeteroman.

Square-jawed is american. square-jawed is built like an body-builder. square-jawed is WASP. One square-jawed can barely be picked out form another square-jawed in a line up. Shade of hair is light-brown/sandy or sometimes black. Square-jawed only speaks english (unless the character has a plot reason to not have second language).

Square-jawed has acceptable background with recent plot man-pain.