Onomastic Etymology

Etymology of Names

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So maybe you’re a writer or maybe you’re in a fantasy RP group, maybe you just want to make maps. Either way, with the right guidance the process is pretty easy. Here’s some Photoshop and research resources I’ve compiled to make your life easier.

WORLD MAPSHow to generate a map in Photoshop (video)How to create (mountain) brushes (video)How to create trees (video)How to create mountains and hills (video)How to create swamps and deserts (video) Tolkien-Style Map Brushes (1)(2) Parchment Textures (1)(2)(3)Calthyechild’s Fantasy Map Tutorial & Resources World Maps to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4) 
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So maybe you’re a writer or maybe you’re in a fantasy RP group, maybe you just want to make maps. Either way, with the right guidance the process is pretty easy. Here’s some Photoshop and research resources I’ve compiled to make your life easier.

WORLD MAPS
How to generate a map in Photoshop (video)
How to create (mountain) brushes 
(video)
How to create trees 
(video)
How to create mountains and hills 
(video)
How to create swamps and deserts 
(video)
Tolkien-Style Map Brushes (1)(2)
Parchment Textures (1)(2)(3)
Calthyechild’s Fantasy Map Tutorial & Resources
World Maps to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4)

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malkavianacts:

trexila:

sparklesmccheesy:

ittygittydiddynator:

iheichouguys:

lifehackable:

This is potentially life saving information everyone should know.

No you guys this post helped me find my cat. He was missing for almost a month and I’ve had him for over 12 years. After seeing this I put his favorite blanket he always slept on outside hoping he would smell mine or his scent and he was back the next fucking day asleep on it.

When my cat got out, we called and called for him, and then, later that night, I remembered similar advice to this, and so put his little scratching pad, which he adores, on the front porch. Not even half an hour later, I heard a thump, opened the door, and there was his big butt, meowing at me.

Important and vital

Literally what i heard the people at the animal shelter telling the people looking for their lost pets! Cats and dogs!

Bless this post

malkavianacts:

trexila:

sparklesmccheesy:

ittygittydiddynator:

iheichouguys:

lifehackable:

This is potentially life saving information everyone should know.

No you guys this post helped me find my cat. He was missing for almost a month and I’ve had him for over 12 years. After seeing this I put his favorite blanket he always slept on outside hoping he would smell mine or his scent and he was back the next fucking day asleep on it.

When my cat got out, we called and called for him, and then, later that night, I remembered similar advice to this, and so put his little scratching pad, which he adores, on the front porch. Not even half an hour later, I heard a thump, opened the door, and there was his big butt, meowing at me.

Important and vital

Literally what i heard the people at the animal shelter telling the people looking for their lost pets! Cats and dogs!

Bless this post

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dlubes:

does it ever kill you when you make conversation with the person youve been looking forward to talking to the entire day and they just kinda brush you off

There is someone who does that every single fucking time I talk to them, and they don’t even try to talk to me like ever, and I used to have a crush on them, but now because of that, I fucking hate them. If you do this to someone, it will break them. The person you do this to will cry because of it. And eventually, they’ll despise you for what you did to them. Don’t EVER fucking do this.

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cashmerethoughtsss:

shugavery:

jelliecakess:

lightspeedsound:

official-mens-frights-activist:

the-real-goddamazon:

sourcedumal:

siddharthasmama:

yes. I am here for this - downplay Europe like they downplay Asia and Africa. I refuse to recognize Europe as a true continental mass. #notsorry

Europe is Far West Asia and will now be referred to as such.

Western Asia.

there’s no geological/tectonic reason for europe to be a different continent from asia; white people just wanted to feel special so they pretended to be a different continent
i’m all for this

bahahahahahahahahahaha



In dead I’m dying I can’t breathe

I been saying this 

Ah, yes. The great natural bodies of water that separate Africa from Asia and North America from South America are well-known. Yes. Of course.

cashmerethoughtsss:

shugavery:

jelliecakess:

lightspeedsound:

official-mens-frights-activist:

the-real-goddamazon:

sourcedumal:

siddharthasmama:

yes. I am here for this - downplay Europe like they downplay Asia and Africa. I refuse to recognize Europe as a true continental mass. #notsorry

Europe is Far West Asia and will now be referred to as such.

Western Asia.

there’s no geological/tectonic reason for europe to be a different continent from asia; white people just wanted to feel special so they pretended to be a different continent

i’m all for this

bahahahahahahahahahaha

In dead I’m dying I can’t breathe

I been saying this 

Ah, yes. The great natural bodies of water that separate Africa from Asia and North America from South America are well-known. Yes. Of course.

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Anonymous asked: speed

wordfully:

Speed comes from OE sped, which actually meant ‘success, luck, wealth’, then from Proto-Germanic *spodiz- (Dutch spoed ‘speed’, Old High German spuot ‘success’), and finally from PIE *spo-ti- (*spe - ‘to prosper’).
Which is why Godspeed means ‘good fortune, good luck’ rather than ‘may you achieve the velocity of a rather controversial concept’.

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Anonymous asked: pee

wordfully:

Pee is an abbreviation of piss, which comes from Old French pissier ‘to urinate’, from Vulgar Latin *pissiare. Believed to be an onomatopoeia. I’ll leave it to your own imagination.