Adventure Vernon!

geologist, artist, foodie, writer, musician, millenial
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I haven’t posted something I’ve done creatively here for a while. And also I don’t have a single image of myself on here. BOOM

adventurevernon asked: Hello! I think I've finally worked up the courage to request a reading. I'm traveling soon. I'm traveling far, and I'll be gone for a long time. I'm leaving a lot of important things behind, but I'm going to a place that's just as important to me for other reasons. I guess that's not really a question...what can the cards tell me?

earl-grey-and-the-empress:

Thanks for your question! I’ve used the Shadowscapes deck:

The Ace of Swords is suggesting that you’re thinking everything through carefully and seeing clearly the benefits of moving away. But you can also see clearly back the other way, at everything you’re leaving behind.

The Nine of Cups and the Knight of Swords offer two different ways of dealing with this, I think. The Nine of Cups to me is about recognising what already surrounds you rather than wishing for something more (which is more a Seven of Cups feeling). I like the representation of this card here, as it speaks to me of going with the flow and revelling in the beauty that surrounds you. It sounds like that’s a feeling you will be able to access both where you are now and when you move away.

The Knight of Swords is perhaps a reminder not to over-think things and draw conclusions too quickly. It takes a while to settle into a new place, and with it comes all sorts of emotional extremes. As long as you don’t obsess over things - ‘Why don’t I feel settled yet? Maybe this was a mistake!’ - I think you’ll be fine :)

I hope that gives you some guidance, and best of luck for your move!

A friendly reminder that I accept tips for readings. They help me keep my readings free to those who can’t afford to spare anything, so even the smallest donation is gratefully received.

I keep rereading this too often to not reblog. Thank you so much Earl!

Over breakfast, my parents commented an some red spots on my neck. “Do you have a rash?” they asked.

Turned out to be lipstick.

Nice way to end my stay in the USA

Anonymous asked: So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?

disneyforprincesses:

ursulatheseabitchh:

the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.

A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.

Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.

the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.

The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.

Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.

Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.

A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.

The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.  

Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.

But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well. 

Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.

Reblogging over here. French animation tends to do better with diversity than Disney does, hahaha.

Going to have to watch these

earl-grey-and-the-empress:

adventurevernon:

"Lyra’s Jordan", the third chapter of The Golden Compass/The Northern Lights, is the best example I’ve ever found of an absolutely perfectly constructed chapter.

Oh man, I can’t tell you how much those books mean to me. I always say these are my favourites whenever anyone asks, and sometimes people are like ‘but they’re children’s books, I mean what *literature* do you like’. And I just wordlessly hand them a copy and force them to read.

Incidentally, during my Eng Lit degree I wrote a paper on these books and Milton’s Paradise Lost, which I only read because of the Dark Materials trilogy. They remain the books that have meant the most to me throughout my life, and never fail to run me through a rollercoaster of emotions whenever I revisit them.

Yes yes yes! The lack of serious scrutiny given to “YA lit” has allowed Pullman and others to take risks that have allowed for such great work, I feel. Likewise, His Dark Materials feels so close to me (I actually wrote a paper about them too o_O) and remains the book series I have reread most often

"Lyra’s Jordan", the third chapter of The Golden Compass/The Northern Lights, is the best example I’ve ever found of an absolutely perfectly constructed chapter.

coffeeandtarot:


I started this blog in June, and I’m consistently awed and honored that so many wonderful folks have followed me since then. I have over 400 followers now! I’m still wrapping my head around it.

So to celebrate, I decided to host a giveaway for all of you! Because I am who I am, I’ve incorporated bits and pieces of myself into this giveaway. There are coffee supplies, tea supplies, some tarot peripherals, some things related to my love of the Missouri woods, and a vintage card deck. I don’t know if you can do cartomancy with a 48-card Pinochle deck…but it’d be great for art projects and playing Euchre.

I’m also offering up three opportunities to receive my Pride Spread via Skype or Google Hangout. I haven’t done it for anyone else before, so if you’re interested in it, here’s your chance to get that reading from me!

If you have any questions about anything in the giveaway, don’t hesitate to send me an Ask.

Giveaway Rules
Giveaway blogs excluded.
Must be following me, coffeeandtarot. This is for followers after all!
Reblog to enter. Likes don’t count.
No spamming your dash.
Must be a US resident or have a US mailing address.
Your Ask Box should be open so I can notify you if you’ve won, get your mailing address, and share Skype/Google hangout info.
You need to be 18 or older.
This giveaway is not at all associate with Tumblr in any way, shape, or form.
You have until September 24, 11:59 pm Central Time (USA) to reblog.
The winner will be chosen randomly on Friday, September 25.
Winners will be notified via their Ask Box and tagged in a Winners post.
Winners must respond within 24 hours or new winners will be chosen. 
Grand Prize

Coffee and Tea items
1 Vietnamese Coffee Filter, in box and with directions (pictured in middle)
2 servings of Cafe Du Monde French coffee to use with coffee filter (tin pictured on right)
1 handwritten letter with tips for making Vietnamese Iced Coffee (and whatever else I decide to write about, including tarot ramblings!)
2 servings of Yerba Mate (bag pictured on right)
2 servings of dried chrysanthemum flowers for tea (pictured post-brewing in glass jar on left)
2 servings of dried chamomile for tea (not pictured)
1 serving of Tiesta Tea’s Fireberry Immunity Tea (not pictured)
Other items

1 green scarf/tarot spread cloth (background image)
1 vintage deck Pinochle cards for whatever purpose your heart desires… as a born and bred Michigander, I suggest Euchre! (pictured on right)
5 white tea light candles (pictured middle & right)
3 post cards from my personal collection celebrating Missouri & the woods (pictured on right)

Tarot ReadingsA modified 8-card Pride Spread via Skype or Google Hangout on the identity of your choice (i.e., sexuality, gender, sex, race, spirituality, ability status, etc). Initially designed as a 7-card spread, the modified version includes an identity significator to focus the reading.
Note: Please keep in mind that I designed this spread to explore and celebrate those identities that are targeted by society, yet provide us with a sense of resiliency and pride. There is so much value in exploring our privileged identities, and it’s something that we should do on an honest and regular basis. However, since I haven’t tested this spread out in that capacity, I’m not ready to use it as a tool for that type of exploration just yet. For more information on how and why I designed the Pride Spread, check out this POST.
Runner-Up Prizes


2 runner-ups will also receive the 8-card Pride Spread on the identity of their choice via Skype or Google Hangout
Good luck! <3



I’m going to throw my hat in this proverbial ring because of the words “Missouri Woods”

coffeeandtarot:

I started this blog in June, and I’m consistently awed and honored that so many wonderful folks have followed me since then. I have over 400 followers now! I’m still wrapping my head around it.
So to celebrate, I decided to host a giveaway for all of you! Because I am who I am, I’ve incorporated bits and pieces of myself into this giveaway. There are coffee supplies, tea supplies, some tarot peripherals, some things related to my love of the Missouri woods, and a vintage card deck. I don’t know if you can do cartomancy with a 48-card Pinochle deck…but it’d be great for art projects and playing Euchre.
I’m also offering up three opportunities to receive my Pride Spread via Skype or Google Hangout. I haven’t done it for anyone else before, so if you’re interested in it, here’s your chance to get that reading from me!
If you have any questions about anything in the giveaway, don’t hesitate to send me an Ask.
Giveaway Rules
  • Giveaway blogs excluded.
  • Must be following me, coffeeandtarot. This is for followers after all!
  • Reblog to enter. Likes don’t count.
  • No spamming your dash.
  • Must be a US resident or have a US mailing address.
  • Your Ask Box should be open so I can notify you if you’ve won, get your mailing address, and share Skype/Google hangout info.
  • You need to be 18 or older.
  • This giveaway is not at all associate with Tumblr in any way, shape, or form.
  • You have until September 24, 11:59 pm Central Time (USA) to reblog.
  • The winner will be chosen randomly on Friday, September 25.
  • Winners will be notified via their Ask Box and tagged in a Winners post.
  • Winners must respond within 24 hours or new winners will be chosen. 
Grand Prize
Coffee and Tea items
  • 1 Vietnamese Coffee Filter, in box and with directions (pictured in middle)
  • 2 servings of Cafe Du Monde French coffee to use with coffee filter (tin pictured on right)
  • 1 handwritten letter with tips for making Vietnamese Iced Coffee (and whatever else I decide to write about, including tarot ramblings!)
  • 2 servings of Yerba Mate (bag pictured on right)
  • 2 servings of dried chrysanthemum flowers for tea (pictured post-brewing in glass jar on left)
  • 2 servings of dried chamomile for tea (not pictured)
  • 1 serving of Tiesta Tea’s Fireberry Immunity Tea (not pictured)
Other items
  • 1 green scarf/tarot spread cloth (background image)
  • 1 vintage deck Pinochle cards for whatever purpose your heart desires… as a born and bred Michigander, I suggest Euchre! (pictured on right)
  • 5 white tea light candles (pictured middle & right)
  • 3 post cards from my personal collection celebrating Missouri & the woods (pictured on right)
Tarot Readings
  • A modified 8-card Pride Spread via Skype or Google Hangout on the identity of your choice (i.e., sexuality, gender, sex, race, spirituality, ability status, etc). Initially designed as a 7-card spread, the modified version includes an identity significator to focus the reading.
  • Note: Please keep in mind that I designed this spread to explore and celebrate those identities that are targeted by society, yet provide us with a sense of resiliency and pride. There is so much value in exploring our privileged identities, and it’s something that we should do on an honest and regular basis. However, since I haven’t tested this spread out in that capacity, I’m not ready to use it as a tool for that type of exploration just yet. For more information on how and why I designed the Pride Spread, check out this POST.
Runner-Up Prizes
  • 2 runner-ups will also receive the 8-card Pride Spread on the identity of their choice via Skype or Google Hangout

Good luck! <3

I’m going to throw my hat in this proverbial ring because of the words “Missouri Woods”

thecomicsvault:

I often get asked “why do you post so much hip hop music on this blog?” and “what’s the connection between comics and hip hop culture?”. To which I answer: “BECAUSE.” and “BASICALLY EVERYTHING!”.

From their underground beginnings, to their acceptance in mainstream culture. From the similarities between over the top characters, the super groups, the feuds, the team-ups and their ability to advance their art form and re-invent themselves and their medium over the years.

Hip Hop and comic books will always be linked, and my love for both is the main inspiration for this blog.

Above is selections from
Ed Piskor’s HIP HOP FAMILY TREE TWO-IN-ONE
from this past Free Comics Day. It illustrates better than I could how closely linked the two mediums are. 

(via edpiskor)

Most to Least “Freakiest” in Bed

funastrology:

Scorpio
Aquarius
Sagittarius
Gemini
Aries
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Pisces
Cancer
Taurus
Capricorn

*Note* (This could be applied to your Mars or Venus Sign as well)

I’m a Capricorn. Last time I was in bed with a lady she asked “what do you like?” And I replied, “snuggling”. Represent.

(via pan-tones)