(Source: brownriot, via madrantings)
So the Charcoal Burner walked to Grasmere and when he got there he shouted and banged on the walls with a candlestick. Saint Oswald put his head out of Heaven and cried, “Do you have to shout so loud? I am not deaf! What do you want? And put down that candlestick! It was expensive!” During their holy and blessed lives Saint Kentigern and Saint Bridget had been a monk and a nun respectively; they were full of mild, saintly patience. But Saint Oswald had been a king and a soldier, and he was a very different sort of person. — Susanna Clarke, “John Uskglass & the Cumbrian Charcoal Burner”
(Source: questionall, via reprogrammingmyself)
This is a perfect modern illustration of a symbol changing meaning or accumulating a new layer of meaning. Just as the “St. Peter’s Cross” has come to symbolize, at least for some, Satanism; the Guy Fawkes mask, for the majority of people today, is no longer associated with a Catholic plot to assassinate a Protestant King.
Looks like the Catholic Church, that master appropriator of symbols, is learning that turnabout is fair play.
Behemoth is a….. brontosaurus?!?!?!?!?
The pendulum in the Physics Department stopped working…