Now I am alone, my dear Athos,” said d’Artagnan; “open the door, I beg of you.”
"Instantly," said Athos.
Then was heard a great noise of fagots being removed and of the groaning of posts; these were the counterscarps and bastions of Athos, which the besieged himself demolished.
An instant after, the broken door was removed, and the pale face of Athos appeared, who with a rapid glance took a survey of the surroundings.
D’Artagnan threw himself on his neck and embraced him tenderly. He then tried to draw him from his moist abode, but to his surprise he perceived that Athos staggered.
"You are wounded," said he.
"I! Not at all. I am dead drunk, that’s all, and never did a man more strongly set about getting so. By the Lord, my good host! I must at least have drunk for my part a hundred and fifty bottles."
The Three Musketeers, Chapter 27
"Hey d’Artagnan"!Wussup buddy?
"Dude, I’ve never seen you so wasted before".
Jamestown soldier holding matchlock musket.
The classic European matchlock gun held a burning slow match in a clamp at the end of a small curved lever known as the serpentine. Upon the pulling of a trigger protruding from the bottom of the gun and connected to the serpentine, the clamp dropped down, lowering the smoldering match into the flash pan and igniting the priming powder. The flash from the primer traveled through the touch hole igniting the main charge of gunpowder in the gun barrel. The “slow match” was a slow burn cord or fuse of hemp or flax.
FAKE TV MEME:
↳ THE SIREN INITIATIVE. It has always been a sad and unfortunate superstition that women were bad luck to have aboard a ship - and, as such, there have been many women thrown over the rails and into the water. But as the water filled their lungs, they finally found fins to call their own. Ruling at sea, they drown sailors in revenge for their deaths, and aid and support the all-woman pirate crew of Captain Isobel Maulie.
Inspired by this collection of posts.
FUCKIN GIMME DAT SHIT
How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes
Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.
The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.
The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
I was trying to read all three, I thought it was suppose to be all one thing. Yeah, it’s not. This is awesome.
I can see this be great for school related reading, but when it comes to enjoyment reading it’s a marathon not a sprint.
It looks like Skyrim
Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it’s just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.