Adventure is a Wonderful Thing

softy-lou:

Greg ‘Gregsta’ James - Hideaway

magog83:

Nick’s full interview (apologies for my crappy phone camera!)

Well I may have completely screwed up my speaking test but at least they were super nice about it.

ihavea1dbloghelp:

you guys, this is who we love. we’re here now. this is a person we care deeply about. he’s wearing a top hat and making that face while sitting with pretzel-legs on a rock next to a penguin. this is our life now. penguin rock 

ihavea1dbloghelp:

you guys, this is who we love. we’re here now. this is a person we care deeply about. he’s wearing a top hat and making that face while sitting with pretzel-legs on a rock next to a penguin. this is our life now. penguin rock 

There was a question on RockWiz about the Red Hot Chili Pipers which i totally knew the answer to (thanks radio 1)

Don’t do anything you don’t like. Don’t like it, don’t do it.
inspirational words from Nick Grimshaw
grimmygang:

Nick on the set of Home and Away a couple of months ago.

grimmygang:

Nick on the set of Home and Away a couple of months ago.

qthewetsprocket:

whowasntthere:

notcuddles:

ostealjewelry:

mybroomstickcloset:

Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he or she may be able to capture it. They are soooooo beautiful!

fairy rings are usually caused by decaying organic matter, generally a tree stump. many types of fungi have symbiotic relationships with tree roots and mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of such fungus. So if a huge old tree was cut down, you’ll often find fairy rings. they can last for years and years as the earth  reabsorbs all the nutrients left behind by the beautiful tree.

sorry, didn’t mean to crush dreams - but i have a degree in horticulture and i was really excited when i first learned this.

maybe fairies and fungi are joining together to mourn the loss of the tree

xo

NO BUT FINDING OUT ABOUT WHY FAIRY RINGS EXIST IS ALSO REALLY COOL.

From a writer’s perspective, it’s even more interesting to find out why they exist on a horticultural level, because it opens up a whole realm of fictional possibilities. Science doesn’t have to invalidate mythology or fiction, no more than mythology or fiction invalidates science.

For example, doesn’t that just essentially make this a tree grave? And if folklore has taught us anything, it’s that “fairies” and other spirits usually occupy trees, or have them as their life force. And that’s to say nothing of the folklore of trees being spirits in and of themselves, or kitsunes that live in tree hollows, or dryads, etc., etc.. So, if it’s disrespectful or feels like a slight to step on human graves, wouldn’t that logic transfer to stepping inside the Fairy Circle, AKA, the tree’s grave? It’s essentially giving more fuel to the story, not detracting from it, in my humble opinion!

Science doesn’t have to invalidate mythology or fiction, no more than mythology or fiction invalidates science.