|—||Kurt Vonnegut (via kingsollux)|
October 31, 1892: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Is PublishedOn this day in 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was published. The book, written by Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle, was the first collection of Holmes stories after Holmes began being featured in The Strand Magazine in 1887.Doyle’s inspiration for Sherlock Holmes’ character was based on his college professor, Dr. Joseph Bell, and Bell’s skill in observing minute details of a patient’s condition.Test your powers of perception and play Masterpiece’s Sherlock Observation Game.Photo: Cover of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle. First edition. (Wikimedia Commons)
Happy Sherlock Holmes day!
I’M LAUGHING SO HARD. THAT’S IT GUYS, THAT’S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.
oh I love this
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, german, early 90s (but still 5,25”).
can’t explain my affinity with this image
by the way I’m reading this: Key’s “Incredible Tide” which Future Boy Conan is based off of: http://hinomaru.megane.it/cartoni/Conan/Tide.pdf
So much darker than Future Boy Conan, but apparently according to Miyazaki he wanted it to be more hopeful and while he appreciated certain elements of Key’s writing (and especially his settings and characters), he felt the world has enough pessimism in it. Over the years I’m starting to agree that in the end the stories we hold dearest to our hearts are the ones where at least the main character makes it out for the best.
Incredible book though -dyce laugh-
please be careful of cosmic entities when opening this book
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1925.
so i went to hobbiton and took a picture of my fifty year old copy of the book. no big deal. i mean, it’s in front of bag end, but no big deal.
Tolkien was able to draw.
When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit, he was already an accomplished amateur artist, and drew illustrations for his book while it was still in manuscript. The Hobbit as first printed had ten black-and-white pictures, two maps, and binding and dust jacket designs by its author. Later, Tolkien also painted five scenes for color plates, which comprise some of his best work. His illustrations for The Hobbit add an extra dimension to that remarkable book, and have long influenced how readers imagine Bilbo Baggins and his world.
I have found The Art of The Hobbit book here in Amazon. Some of these images are published here for the first time, others for the first time in color, allowing Tolkien’s Hobbit pictures to be seen completely and more vividly than ever before.
The moment you realize you will never paint or write as good as J.R.R. Tolkien
Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut.
always a good read.
Albert Camus L’Étranger
the little prince <3