April182014
April172014
1PM

dduane:

disneybound:

26 DISNEY CHARACTERS RE-IMAGINED AS HOGWARTS STUDENTS!

Because the only thing better than regular magic is Disney magic. Drawings done by Eira1893.”

Kida and Milo, all the time. And Phillip and Rose. :)

And Jasmine obviously takes after the Hagrid Philosophy of Pet Ownership. “It’s just a tiger!”

10AM
agameofwolves:

lakuna ball 030 by mltnmhfls on Flickr.

Everybody goes nuts over catloaves, but can we talk about wolforbs for a second?

agameofwolves:

lakuna ball 030 by mltnmhfls on Flickr.

Everybody goes nuts over catloaves, but can we talk about wolforbs for a second?

(via recklessisawreck)

April162014
kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
So what do we do about it?
This.
READ MORE

This is important.

kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

READ MORE

This is important.

(via thepreciousthing)

8PM
carmineeyes:

Y’know, this early on, Arago’s actually fairly genre savvy as villains go. He actually takes responsibility for underestimating the Troopers. I do not remember if this lasts.

He’s also genre savvy enough to go after Nasueti in the next episode or so, and then *continue* to make her a target until the Troopers thwart him enough to force him to give up. And the Warlords are also genre savvy enough for a while to stay one step ahead, in a tactical sense— the only thing that gives the Troopers the other hand is that they have a bit of a power boost. The first half of season one is interesting in that they really make a point of showing exactly when and how the bag guys could have won.

carmineeyes:

Y’know, this early on, Arago’s actually fairly genre savvy as villains go. He actually takes responsibility for underestimating the Troopers. I do not remember if this lasts.

He’s also genre savvy enough to go after Nasueti in the next episode or so, and then *continue* to make her a target until the Troopers thwart him enough to force him to give up. And the Warlords are also genre savvy enough for a while to stay one step ahead, in a tactical sense— the only thing that gives the Troopers the other hand is that they have a bit of a power boost. The first half of season one is interesting in that they really make a point of showing exactly when and how the bag guys could have won.

6PM

ruckawriter:

Michelle Rodriguez wants you to read LAZARUS.

(Well, actually, I think she wants to play Forever, but, you know, the one could lead to the other…).

Mostly, I’m blogging this because it’s MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ and she likes our book! And that’s reason enough. So there.

Nyah.

As if I could love this woman any more than I already fucking do. 

Read Lazarus everybody!

April152014

zabbers:

capalxii:

zabbers:

capalxii:

"but you do tae kwon do" AKA the Doctor knows Clara can do one cool thing therefore he believes she must be able to do all the cool things

Maybe he’ll be simultaneously darker/angrier and more childlike.

maybe the entire series is going to be him really needing a nap

maybe all of adult life is really needing a nap

I honestly would not mind a return to the first Doctor to a degree— I think John Hurt was a nod to that—sort of leaving behind the childish flippancy (in both characterization and plot— and leaning more towards a Doctor who isn’t afraid to be an adult again.

9PM

detectivecatstorm:

891 is out in english on dctp now btw

Read More

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10AM

zalein:

egberts:

wordsmythologic:

egberts:

im really pissed that palindrome isnt palindrome backwards

Ah, yes but emordnilap is a word!

An emornilap is any word that, when spelled backwards, produces another word. Examples of emordnilap pairs include:

  • desserts & stressed
  • drawer & reward
  • gateman & nametag
  • time & emit
  • laced & decal
  • regal & lager

And therefore “emordnilap palindrome” is an emordnilap palindrome.

Which I, for one, think is really frickin’ cool.

dude

The closest thing that exists to ‘emordnilap’ being a word is a wiki article that says ‘semordnilap is palindromes spelled backwards’. This post is tumblr bullshitting us all again.

See the thing about language though, is that if we want something to be a word, it can be— enough people have to use it and agree on what it means. That’s all it takes.

(via isotoperuption)

April142014

battorose:

Cuttle fish more like ‘please cuddle me’ fish.

waaaaaaaant

(via knightutena)

2PM
12PM

uozumi:

raeseddon:

uozumi:

raeseddon:

zabbers:

uozumi:

jaffajokescafe replied to your post “Someone is going to spend like $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 on her second…”
I can’t even comprehend having that much money, let alone spending it on a dress.

I’m pretty sure if I ever get married, someone (probably more than someone) is going to sit me down and have heart to hearts about why getting a white dress at a department store =/= wedding dress. I mean, to me, it’s like omfg think of all the bills you could have paid. Or even how many laptops over your lifetime you could buy.

And the stress of wearing something so expensive even under controlled conditions…

I think a nice white sundress would be really pretty, in warm months. Or a classy white dress-suit for those who are adequately sophisticated for it not to look like a power suit. Then again, those can run pretty expensive too.

I find the significance we place on these things bizarre sometimes— especially since “significance” also comes with the cock-eyed idea that it’s important so we have to spend more money than we have on it.  Like who in our generation, in their right mind is going to put themselves massively in debt for college, and then be forced to sit through someone trying to convince them to go into debt again for their wedding (dress)?  But it happens. I’ve seen it happen to people I know and they agree. 

My god, it’s just a dress. I’ve seen 10$ DIY wedding dresses that would more than pass the muster for what most would think was an expensive traditional dress. 

I think another factor is sibling rivalry. Like sometimes on those dress shows there’s a sister who tries to sabotage the appointment because she can’t get her head out of her ass or the sister having the wedding is like “omg I have to make this better than my sister’s thing.”

And, it’s like, I can’t even begin to relate to that train of thought. My sister’s wedding will be the last thing on my mind when I go dress shopping if I ever go dress shopping.

That’s also reality television, which typically has little to nothing to do with actual reality. I will never forget when my brother used to live right near where they filmed Real Housewives of New Jersey and would pass by their filming location on a weekly basis to see everyone rehearsing with teleprompters and scripts.  But yeah, unfortunately there is that bizarre sense of one-upmanship that does sometimes happen. I’ve seen families go into debt twice paying for multiple weddings and I just don’t understand it. Like that’s really it. Like you I can’t relate to a mentality that would even remotely allow for that line of thinking. And it’s always the people who legit can’t afford it who spend the most money.  

Yes, that’s true, but I’ve heard brides IRL say similar things and do similar things, just normally not as exaggerated. I mean I am at that age where most of the people I know are married or about to get married.

I think a lot of that is just… I want to say a sort of societal indoctrination. We’re told from as soon as we can have bridal fantasies about “Bridezillas” and it just feeds into that whole gross “irrational woman” stereotype that not only are we told is normal, but almost a foregone conclusion. Guys (and other girls) are told their weddings will turn their spouses into simple passengers in the wave of euphoric and unpredictable emotions regarding their “special day” and it’s always singular. “Their” instead of “ours” — I’ve always found that really insidious and strange.

11AM

uozumi:

raeseddon:

zabbers:

uozumi:

jaffajokescafe replied to your post “Someone is going to spend like $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 on her second…”
I can’t even comprehend having that much money, let alone spending it on a dress.

I’m pretty sure if I ever get married, someone (probably more than someone) is going to sit me down and have heart to hearts about why getting a white dress at a department store =/= wedding dress. I mean, to me, it’s like omfg think of all the bills you could have paid. Or even how many laptops over your lifetime you could buy.

And the stress of wearing something so expensive even under controlled conditions…

I think a nice white sundress would be really pretty, in warm months. Or a classy white dress-suit for those who are adequately sophisticated for it not to look like a power suit. Then again, those can run pretty expensive too.

I find the significance we place on these things bizarre sometimes— especially since “significance” also comes with the cock-eyed idea that it’s important so we have to spend more money than we have on it.  Like who in our generation, in their right mind is going to put themselves massively in debt for college, and then be forced to sit through someone trying to convince them to go into debt again for their wedding (dress)?  But it happens. I’ve seen it happen to people I know and they agree. 

My god, it’s just a dress. I’ve seen 10$ DIY wedding dresses that would more than pass the muster for what most would think was an expensive traditional dress. 

I think another factor is sibling rivalry. Like sometimes on those dress shows there’s a sister who tries to sabotage the appointment because she can’t get her head out of her ass or the sister having the wedding is like “omg I have to make this better than my sister’s thing.”

And, it’s like, I can’t even begin to relate to that train of thought. My sister’s wedding will be the last thing on my mind when I go dress shopping if I ever go dress shopping.

That’s also reality television, which typically has little to nothing to do with actual reality. I will never forget when my brother used to live right near where they filmed Real Housewives of New Jersey and would pass by their filming location on a weekly basis to see everyone rehearsing with teleprompters and scripts.  But yeah, unfortunately there is that bizarre sense of one-upmanship that does sometimes happen. I’ve seen families go into debt twice paying for multiple weddings and I just don’t understand it. Like that’s really it. Like you I can’t relate to a mentality that would even remotely allow for that line of thinking. And it’s always the people who legit can’t afford it who spend the most money.  

11AM

zabbers:

uozumi:

jaffajokescafe replied to your post “Someone is going to spend like $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 on her second…”
I can’t even comprehend having that much money, let alone spending it on a dress.

I’m pretty sure if I ever get married, someone (probably more than someone) is going to sit me down and have heart to hearts about why getting a white dress at a department store =/= wedding dress. I mean, to me, it’s like omfg think of all the bills you could have paid. Or even how many laptops over your lifetime you could buy.

And the stress of wearing something so expensive even under controlled conditions…

I think a nice white sundress would be really pretty, in warm months. Or a classy white dress-suit for those who are adequately sophisticated for it not to look like a power suit. Then again, those can run pretty expensive too.

I find the significance we place on these things bizarre sometimes— especially since “significance” also comes with the cock-eyed idea that it’s important so we have to spend more money than we have on it.  Like who in our generation, in their right mind is going to put themselves massively in debt for college, and then be forced to sit through someone trying to convince them to go into debt again for their wedding (dress)?  But it happens. I’ve seen it happen to people I know and they agree. 

My god, it’s just a dress. I’ve seen 10$ DIY wedding dresses that would more than pass the muster for what most would think was an expensive traditional dress. 

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