Now THIS is the best kind of research.
My mother recently went to visit her parents in Minnesota and happened to tell my grandmother about a project I’ve had for years: Finding my Irish family history. Working with the name “Moore” (my grandmother’s name) is difficult, because it’s so common. And those who left Ireland were poor potato farmers from Cork. Their town is so small, the records from the church there haven’t been digitized. So I’m at a dead end until the day I can actually GO there.
Now, in her visit, my grandmother gave this to my mom. It’s an old plate.
I was so excited. But alas, it may not be legit. This may not have belonged to anyone in my actual family. There are at least 2 dozen crests in existence bearing the name of “Moore” each one dramatically different. But I was never able to find this particular crest.
But when I translated the Latin, I got really excited for totally different reasons. And those being that I’m a giant nerd. “Vis unita fortior” is “United strength is stronger.”
That, combined with the colors, what else would I think besides Teen Wolf wolf pack?
It may not be legitimate, but it made me happy. So I thought I’d share.
it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same
I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life
For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw
This is the best thing. Should I regal you all with Midwest pronunciations?
It’s even weirder when you read it like Ar-Kansas, but you pronounce it Ar-kan-saw
To add to the confusion, Oregon is in fact NOT pronounced “oh-REE-gon”
I’m sweaty but really satisfied????
WAIT FUCK ITS BECAUSE I JUST FINISHED MOVING APARTMENTS I HECKED UP I HECKED UP IM SO SORRY MOTHER
Some of the pen scribbles I did on the train during errand today. Mostly Dane and Crawford. Trying to get back into the swing of drawing these jerks.
But my hand slipped and Dane was suddenly harassing ziggyzagz's Resse. Whups.
I like the sound o’ that 8]
OH! You’re just the person I thought of when I was going through her blog. Because he looks like someone you’d like.
Thanks to Gen I’ve spent the last hour and a half oogling ziggyzagz's art. Most notably over on milkovichreese. And now I wanna draw a million things. Like throwing my big, angry, whiskey-chugging Irish New Yorker ass hole at the big, surly, vodka swilling, Russian bara.
Or have little scrawny Dane be his lewd self.
BUT THERE IS STUFF I MUST DO FIRST!
I’m doing commissions again!
Reblogs and shares and such are very appreciated.
If you’re interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
All payments made through paypal please.
Commissions sheet and examples shown.
B&W one character bust: $20
Color one character bust: $40
B&W one character full body: $35
Color one character full body: $55
B&W two character bust: $40
Color two character bust: $70
B&W two character full body: $65
Color two character full body: $85
One character watercolor painting: $150
Things I love to draw: Superheroes, celebrities, My Little Pony, Teen Wolf, Buffy! But I’ll draw most anything.
I’m STILL doing commissions during March! Let everyone know!
The single most delightful implication of Dashcon is that now somebody is going to inevitably have to explain to a lawyer, probably several lawyers, and in turn, possibly an entire courtroom, what fandom is, what tumblr is, and all the ins and outs related to them.
i would watch that episode of law and order
My current job has me talking to lawyers frequently. All over the country. I hope it goes to one of them. And I have to take the call. And take a message for the lawyer. Because that would be the best day ever.