So, those of you whom I can count among my loyal followers (ha!) may have noticed my three-week absence from tumblr.
I have spent these three weeks reading the original web series Worm. Given the fact that it pulled me away from tumblr for three weeks, I believe it’s safe to say I thorougly enjoyed it.
It’s a superpower story with a lot of moral gray areas (the protagonist is a wannabe superhero turned villain) and an ever declining standard of living for its characters (‘it gets worse’ - the web original). None of this will sound especially enticing, I’d imagine.
What raises it beyond everything else in its genre, though, is the sheer creativity in its powers and their execution. The protagonist has control over insects, which sounds lame (to everyone in-universe as well), but she manages to be really creative with them.
It has bullying as one of its main themes, a main cast of mostly females, and some serious dark stuff (if you’re the type of person that looks for trigger warnings before reading anything, this one’s probably out).
It has some of the creepiest villains and monsters I’ve seen in quite a while (fucking Bonesaw and the fucking Simurgh, man).
All in all, I am shocked there’s so little in the way of fandom for this thing yet. Here’s hoping I inspire some of my followers to change that.
just a reminder: we’re two periods away from 2014.
you couldn’t just say months you had to measure time with your menstrual cycle
fUN FACT. the earliest form of a calender that’s ever been found was to keep track of an ancient person’s menstrual cycle. ppl with vaginas invented time. there is a reason that months are about the same length as the time between periods. that is all.
That raises the question of why February has only 28 days. Doesn’t seem like your calendar was very consistant.
i love how potato in french is pomme de terre, which pretty much means “earth apple.”
like what stupid frenchman saw this:
and said “zis petite légume looks like a, how you say, APPLE! hmmm… but it grows in ze earth… HON HON HON! MAIS OUI! C’EST UNE POMME DE TERRE!”
That is exactly what happened.
It’s called ‘earth apple’ in Dutch, too.