Blissett ‘Manstopper’ pepperbox
Custom manufactured by John Blissett on 322 High Holborn, London c.1855.
.577 caliber smoothbore, double-action only percussion lock with bar hammer, sextuple revolving barrel cluster, belt hook.
Pepperboxes inherently become pretty heavy guns if you make them to chamber large caliber projectiles, due to the multiple barrels, which meant most of them were produced as smaller models meant for a gentleman’s self defense.
This one however is a more heavy-duty, practical pepperbox which was almost certainly used as an officer’s sidearm in Great Britain’s far flung colonies.
- The villain striding into your mysterious ally’s sanctum to talk about how great naps are
- Negging a man into building you an enormous robot
- The time when a tram that is crucial to your quest to save the world has fortunately been kept in maintenance by a bunch of guys who just really like trams
- Finagling your way into a highly exclusive decadent hedonist city by pretending to be artists because somebody just threw their previous artist off a balcony
- The forest with your friends who worship darkness who are in conflict with some other guys who worship darkness but are, like, weird about it
- The villain testing your resolve to face him in the final battle by making you stand in line and get a permit
The Warrior of Light from Final Fantasy 14 is so funny. Like there’s nothing inherently hilarious, it’s pretty standard Fantasy Hero fare, but it’s just the epitome of it, because it never ends.
Imagine being a normal person in this world and you see this catgirl living down the street going about her business. One day she’s out getting groceries, another she’s practicing archery, another she goes on a date with her wife. Then the next day she slays a dragon god summoned from beyond time or some shit. And the next day she’s going fishing. And you’re not even impressed anymore. Because this person has been single-handedly protecting the world for years. But there’s nothing else special about her. She’s normal. She’s getting the same groceries you are. She raises racing birds in her spare time. She destroyed a giant robot by herself yesterday. She’s wearing a new scarf.
DO YOU LIKE FAKE MARRIAGE STORIES?
DO YOU LIKE SPIES??
DO YOU LIKE SMOL CHILDREN WITH PSYCHIC POWERS???
THEN SIT THE FUCK DOWN CAUSE I HAVE A NEW MANGA FOR YOU
MEET SPY X FAMILY
THE MAN IS AGENT TWILIGHT, A SPY WHO HAS DISCARDED EVERYTHING ABOUT HIS PAST IN OrDER TO WORK FOR THE COUNTRY OF WESTALIS IN OPPOSITION TO THE COUNTRY OF OSTANIA
KINDA COLD WAR-ISH
HE KICKS ASS, HAS ALL THE GADGETS AND CAN CREATE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE-LIKE FACE-CHANGING MASKS
HE’S THE KINDA GUY YOU REALLY DON’T WANNA FUCK AROUND WITH
FOR HIS NEXT JOB HE’S GOTTA TAKE OUT A POLITICIAN WHO ONLY COMES OUT IN PUBLIC FOR HIS SON’S ELITE SCHOOL REUNIONS
AND TO INFILTRATE THAT AGENT TWILIGHT IS GONNA NEED
*DRUM THE FUCKING ROLLS*
TO ADOPT A KID!
THIS IS ANYA
SHE A RUNAWAY CHILD FROM AN UNDERGROUND EXPERIMENT THAT GAVE HER THE POWER TO READ PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS
SHE MAY HAVE HORNS, ANTENNAE OR JUST A BOW, I’M NOT SURE
SHE LEARNS TWILIGHT IS A SPY AND TRICKS HIM INTO ADOPTING HER AND THUS BEGINS THE FAKE!PARENT AND CHILD SHENANIGANS WITH A HEALTHY DOSE OF CUTE BONDING
CAN YOU FEEL THE DIABETES YET
BUT THE SCHOOL ALSO REQUIRES MEETINGS TO BE WITH BOTH PARENTS, SO TWILIGHT NEEDS TO FIND A WIFE
THUS ENTERS YORU BRIAR
SHE’S A 27-YEAR-OLD OFFICE WALLFLOWER
SHE’S AN ORPHAN WHO RAISED HER YOUNGER BROTHER ON HER OWN
SHE STICKS HER LEGGY UP REAL FAR
SHE’S ALSO A HITWOMAN UNDER THE CODENAME “THORN PRINCESS” WHO ESPECIALIZES IN KILLING LOADS OF PEOPLE WITH HUGE NEEDLES AND CAN PUNCH YOU SO HARD YOU’LL THANK HER
(SHE’S STRONGER THAN TWILIGHT TOO)
WHEN SHE LIES TO HER BROTHER ABOUT HAVING A BOYFRIEND TO GET HIM OFF HER BACK, HER BROTHER INSISTS IN MEETING THE MAN PERSONALLY AND WILL EVEN REJECT A JOB PROMOTION UNTIL THEY MEET
AND SO THESE TWO CASUALLY MEET AND WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM ANYA, WHO FINDS OUT YORU IS A HITWOMAN AND REALIZES HAVING A SPY AND A HITWOMAN FOR PARENTS WOULD BE ENTERTAINING AS ALL HELL, THEY DECIDE TO FAKE A RELATIONSHIP TO HELP EACH OTHER’S GOALS
TWILIGHT WILL PRETEND TO BE YORU’S BOYFRIEND TO GET HER BROTHER OFF HER BACK
YORU WILL PRETEND TO BE TWILIGHT’S WIFE SO ANYA CAN GET IN THE ELITE SCHOOL
BUT BECAUSE THE POLITICAL CLIMATE IS SO HEAVY WITH SUSPICION AND PEOPLE ARE BEING FALSELY ACCUSED TO BEING SPIES ALL THE TIME, THEY DECIDE TO FAKE-MARRY FOR REAL, JUST TO APPEAR LIKE A NORMAL COUPLE AND THROW SUSPICION OFF THEM AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SECRET JOBS
BUT JUST UNTIL THEY MEET THEIR GOALS RIGHT GUYS
THERE’S DEFINITELY NOT GONNA BE ANY REAL FEELINGS DEVELOPING OR ANYTHING RIGHT GUYS
YES THAT IS A GRENADE PIN TWILIGHT USED AS A WEDDING RING GUYS
AND YOU KNOW WHAT THE ACTUAL, GREATEST THING IS? NOBODY KNOWS THE OTHER PARTY’S SECRET
TWILIGHT DOESN’T KNOW YORU IS A HITWOMAN
YORU DOESN’T KNOW TWILIGHT IS A SPY
NOBODY KNOWS ANYA IS PSYCHIC
ANYA KNOWS EVERYTHING BUT PRETENDS NOT TO SO SHE CAN HAVE A FAMILY
IT’S SUCH A STUPID, HILARIOUS CLUSTERFUCK THAT WILL BLOW UP IN GOD KNOWS WHICH WAY AND I CAN’T FUCKING WAIT FOR IT
THUS FAR THERE’S TWO CHAPTERS OUT, 50 PAGES EACH. IT RELEASES ON THE MANGAPLUS APP BI-MONTHLY WHICH IS A LONG WAIT BUT OH GOD SO FUCKING WORTH IT
AND I HOPE THIS POST WILL CONVINCE MORE PEOPLE TO READ IT AND KEEP IT RUNNING FOR MANY YEARS TO COME
Ok… fine I’ll give it a read
Irish Chain-Shot Cannon
Manufactured in and bearing the coat of arms of the kingdom of Ireland, as well as the cypher of queen Victoria, c.1848.
Twin mounted 16mm bronze cannons with single percussion lock to fire two cannonballs linked by a length of chain.
This is some Dwarven shit right there.
Sauce : James D. Julia Inc
send my muse one of the following..
- The Fool: Something they’ve always wanted to try
- The Magician: Something they’re very good at
- The High Priestess: One thing they wish they knew
- The Empress: A woman they really admire
- The Emperor: A man they really admire
- The Hierophant: Something they believe in
- The Lovers: A person who makes them very happy
- The Chariot: A place they’ve traveled or would like to travel to
- Strength: Something they struggle with
- The Hermit: Favorite way to spend a day alone
- The Wheel Of Fortune: Something they wish you could change
- Justice: A decision they wish they could do over
- The Hanged Man: A time when they wished someone would listen to them
- Death: Someone they really miss
- Temperance: Their ideal day
- The Devil: Who they talk to when dealing with big issues
- The Tower: Something that changed their life
- The Star: Someone they consider perfect
- The Moon: Something they fear
- The Sun: Their happiest memory
- Judgement: Their favourite song(s)
- The World: Their dream job
- The Criminal: Custom questions
Ask if you want, I’ll answer what I can
A Hrothgar Machinist
This man is ready to start a war
Reblog if you’re still seeing porn bots despite the NSFW ban. I’m still seeing them. Plenty of legitimate followers seem to be blocked from my feed, however.
3-5 a day since the ban
I still get porn bots
For everyone’s information:
The plan for the 17th, when the adult content ban comes in, is to protest.
To do that, we are making as much noise either side of the 17th as possible, and using the site as normal.
On the 17th, dead silence.
People are saying log off but what they really mean is don’t open the site or the app.
But, on the 17th make as much noise as possible on every other platform. Tweet about it and post on facebook and instagram and everywhere else.
What this does is causes a massive dip in ad revenue for one single day. That does not make staff think ‘oh everyone’s gone let’s shut down.’ What it actually makes them think is ‘oh shit people aren’t happy and if people don’t keep using our site we’re out of money and out of jobs.’
A boycott reminds a company that the users (consumers) have the power to make their site (business) worthless with one single coordinated decision.
If you want to join in, here’s what to do:
- Close all open instances of the app and site on all your devices before the 17th
- Make posts before and after the 17th on tumblr and other platforms, talking about why this ban is bad
- Make posts on other sites during the 17th. Flood the official tumblr staff twitter and facebook with your anger and your opinion
- Come back on the 18th and check in
- Delete the app from your phone (this doesn’t affect their revenue and since it’s off the store at the moment it’ll be hard to get back)
- Delete your account. I mean you can if you want to, but if you keep your account and don’t use it you’re saying to staff that there’s still time to save it. If you delete it’s hard work to come back.
- Open the app or website (including specific blogs)
- Make any posts (turn down/off your queue and make sure nothing is scheduled)
- Go quiet elsewhere. Make it clear that this is just about tumblr, not a mass move away from all social media.
Remember: the execs don’t care about anything but money. Shutting down the site means there’s $0 further income from it. That’s their last possible course of action. If we make it clear we’re not happy, they’ll have to do something or we can do more and more until it becomes too expensive.
Protests take commitment. They’re a defiant action against a business that is doing something wrong. They will try to scare you into not participating, because they’re scared. We hold all the power here, sometimes the execs just need to be reminded of that.
This is great! 👍