Anonymous said: You're not just cool and pretty. You are absolutely marvellous. Stars have been born and stars have died; supernovas have flung elements far across the reaches of the universe. And they formed you. You are a wonder. You are a goddess. You are excellent, Alex.

Thank you, anon-friend. I have had kind of a hard time tonight, hanging out with my coworkers (whom I love! but social interaction rn…ugh) and pretending to be fine while secretly wanting nothing more than to get shitfaced and watch Garden State to try to wash the sudden vomit-like eruption of a decade of pointless ghostly longing out of my brain.

So it was lovely to come home and see this message.

Thank you.

I just saw on Facebook that the guy who was my first boyfriend when we were 15 got married this weekend to a girl I’ve never met and now I’m having a lot of feelings I don’t understand.

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castiel-knight-of-hell:

hyourinmaruice:

therealraewest:

dandelion-fireworks:

onlylolgifs:

logic at its finest

This is stupid though ‘cuz she’s headed for the door. He’s going further into the elevator. Even if the door isn’t open, there’s still a bit of a ledge near the door that you could stand on while bracing yourself against the railing. Once the door opens, you’d be in a good spot to exit via the door as well. What she’s going for is smarter than what he’s doing.

Also she clings to the rail, he throws his hands up. If he were to fall, he’d have nothing to hang on to, she’d at least be able to hold herself up by the rail

BOOM goes the dynamite

I think the real lesson is: just because you don’t understand how this woman thinks doesn’t mean she’s stupid

castiel-knight-of-hell:

hyourinmaruice:

therealraewest:

dandelion-fireworks:

onlylolgifs:

logic at its finest

This is stupid though ‘cuz she’s headed for the door. He’s going further into the elevator. Even if the door isn’t open, there’s still a bit of a ledge near the door that you could stand on while bracing yourself against the railing. Once the door opens, you’d be in a good spot to exit via the door as well. What she’s going for is smarter than what he’s doing.

Also she clings to the rail, he throws his hands up. If he were to fall, he’d have nothing to hang on to, she’d at least be able to hold herself up by the rail

BOOM goes the dynamite

I think the real lesson is: just because you don’t understand how this woman thinks doesn’t mean she’s stupid

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shockingblankets:

Inspired by this text post
Bonus Coulson:

fandomsandfeminism:

roachpatrol:

court-of-ocelot:

laureljupiter:

court-of-ocelot:

culturalrebel:

aka “Elitism is my middle name”

I like how Moffat would say that Reinette - a female character that he wrote into the show - is obviously a perfect match for the Doctor based on her level of ‘civilization’ and education.

As opposed to oh say…Rose Tyler - a lower-class girl who never went to university - whom the Doctor actually fell in love with and did settle down with in another universe.

This quote just has it all, doesn’t it?

- The elitism

- The dig at Rose Tyler and RTD, by extension

- The elevation of ‘his’ character at the expense of existing ones.

- The implication that Madame de Pompadour - one of the most powerful women in the country - would of course drop everything she had worked for to go and ‘settle down’ with a man who is basically a homeless spacehobo.

People who call Moffat a talentless hack are mistaken.  It takes some skill to cram that much fail into just three sentences.

Hah, excellent Moffat-criticism here. He is so petty, and so unequipped to write insightful sci-fi.

Like, okay, let’s pretend for a second that by “educated and civilised” he means “has a lot of knowledge and social insight” (which is a valid thing to look for in a romantic partner) rather than, you know, “rich, fancy and subservient” (which is what Moffat expects people to look for in a romantic partner).

… I really don’t think that an 18th century aristocrat has more understanding of science and society than a 21st person without A levels but with a working television. And in any case, if the Doctor was really looking for people who are Intellectual Equals, he’d surely look in the future, when people understand time travel, and have wikipedia installed in their brains, or whatever. Or AIs! I can’t imagine anyone more educated and ‘civilised’ than AI people!

Just, one thing I really loved about RTD’s Who arcs - which Moffat clearly didn’t understand at all - was that EVERYTHING the companions knew was useful - Harry Potter trivia! Game-show quickness! Fast typing! - and that the, like, real-world hierarchy of skills and marketability was always shown as less important than courage and compassion.

WITHOUT A LEVELS BUT WITH A WORKING TELEVISION

YES THIS.

I’m imagining the real Madame de Pompadour and how very unimpressed she would be by Steven Moffat declaring his ~admiration for her, but

wow

did this man just admit that he think the position of Companion is actually the Doctor’s maîtresse-en-titre?  Jesus wept.

That is exactly what this man thinks, and what he writes also. He thinks women are wired to ‘cling’ and men are wired to want to escape them, and the only way a relationship can be agreeable to both parties is if the woman accepts that they can only spend time together when the dude initiates it.

… Suddenly I am kinda surprised that Sherlock and Irene didn’t set up a long-distance relationship where she spends her days in an orientalist parody of a villa, waiting for Sherlock and passing the time taking luxurious bubble-baths and emotionlessly spanking female nobility.

Oh my god this is some sick shit— and really, really, really highlights how much Moffat doesn’t understand the fundamental heart of the show he’s fucking running. If the Doctor was so hot for intelligent, well educated, civilized women why the fuck did he ever leave his home planet? Why has he only ever had one Gallifreyan companion after he left his granddaughter to go her own way? Romana was foisted on him by the time lord ellimist, he didn’t go picking her out of a catalogue. 

The Doctor runs around with soldiers and schoolkids and teachers and sailors and students and journalists and shop girls and alien refugees and orphans and robot dogs and barbarians and private detective penguins and renegade archaeologists. If he wanted a slice of properly civilized girlfriend he had the whole universe to go pick one out from, and he never did till Moffat wrote him launching himself smooch-first at the lady in the fancy dress and historically inaccurate boobies.

Goddamn I am so mad. 

Remember, this is also the episode where he has the Doctor bring a horse onto the ship, and when Rose says that he can’t keep the horse, Moffat has the Doctor reply “But I let you keep Mickey.” Because comparing the only person of color who has lines in the episode to livestock is in excellent taste. (And in Blink, he wrote it so that Martha has as few lines as possible. And as show runner he has hd 0 POC companions.) 

The man is a horrific hack and he shouldn’t be allowed near major TV shows. 

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stardust-rain said: YOU SEEM SO MUCH HAPPIER HERE THAN AT YOUR OLD JOB. CONGRATS, FRIEND. also, are you sure pilot dude was not Leo Dicaprio trying to pull off a con.

I AM SO VERY HAPPY HERE. THANK YOU FRIEND. And the thought did cross my mind, but unless Leo Dicaprio has magically morphed into a middle-aged Japanese American man since last I saw him, it’s highly unlikely.


COMING SOON [speakers blow out] TO OWN ON DVD [children scramble for the remote] AND VIDEO CASSETTE [atomic bomb explodes in living room]

COMING SOON [speakers blow out] TO OWN ON DVD [children scramble for the remote] AND VIDEO CASSETTE [atomic bomb explodes in living room]

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Some customer encounters from the past week:

  • A five-year-old boy wandering around near the front end DRESSED AS IRON MAN and pretending to blast things with his hands and just generally making the entire staff go all flappy-handed with cute overload.
  • A very sweet man who was staying in a nearby hotel and stocking up on pre-prepared salads and snacks, and he very apologetically asked me for plastic utensils and when I provided him with a fistful of them he thanked me so profusely I didn’t know what to say.
  • A baby girl named Emerson (imagine the things this girl is going to accomplish with a name like that!).
  • A life-affirming conversation with a woman in her 40s about tattoos and libraries and freedom.
  • A surprising number of children responding with “Math!” when I ask what their favorite subject in school is.
  • A very young child playing duck-duck-goose with the ENTIRE STORE by running up to us (staff and customers alike), poking us in the butt (the highest spot she could reach), and yelling “DUCK!” and then running away absolutely shrieking with laughter.
  • A man in full commercial pilot dress uniform with his pin still on and everything, and when I said, “So you’re a pilot?” he looked both ways and smiled and winked at me and said nothing.
  • Two girls, about six and eight, who did the cutest job of bagging groceries I’ve ever seen. As I rang up the order and slid each item across the counter, the younger one would grab it and announce what it was and then slide it to her older sister, who would repeat it and then bag the item. So it went like this: *beep* “Peanut butter!” “Peanut butter.” *beep* “Spaghetti!” “Spaghetti.” *beep* “Apples!” “Apples.” *beep* “Shredded thingies!” “Shredded thingies.” They were like little surgeons and I just could not get over it.
  • A little old Russian lady who came up to me, peered into my face, and said, “You are so beautiful! Why have I never seen you before here? You are new?” As it turns out she normally comes in on Tuesdays and I’m always off on Tuesdays. She called me beautiful three more times over the course of the transaction.

spicyhamster:

notdavestrider:

davies-rules-moffat-drools:

my-placenta-is-on-fire:

scarecrowartist:

bekkaa:

sweeter-than-tea:

Did you know that by spelling the english word SOCKS outloud, you are also saying the spanish phrase Eso si que es, which means “it is what is is”. 

My spanish teacher told us this last year and I will never forget it

can we  say socks instead of yolo?

yes.

Mama, just killed a man #SOCKS

#españyolo

im laughing histerically right now

ESPAÑYOLO

(Source: dashofserendipity, via drakatzen)

flameraven:

There’s been a lot of discussion about how Carlos is being kind of irresponsible and selfish by not looking for the Doors… but I’m more inclined to believe that Carlos has been looking for the Doors, and there just aren’t any Doors left to find. So Carlos babbles on about Science instead of admitting this to Cecil, because he can’t bear to worry Cecil with the thought that he might be stuck in the desert forever.

flameraven:

There’s been a lot of discussion about how Carlos is being kind of irresponsible and selfish by not looking for the Doors… but I’m more inclined to believe that Carlos has been looking for the Doors, and there just aren’t any Doors left to find. So Carlos babbles on about Science instead of admitting this to Cecil, because he can’t bear to worry Cecil with the thought that he might be stuck in the desert forever.

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45 Things I Want to See More of in Stories (Post-Apocalyptic Edition)

elumish:

  1. Leftover inconveniences (braces, casts, etc.)
  2. Renewable energy
  3. Creative attempts at fuel
  4. Cooperation
  5. Warlords
  6. Increased infant mortality
  7. Change in hierarchy (laborers more important than white-collar workers, etc.)
  8. New governmental structures
  9. Mercenary groups
  10. Formation of new states
  11. Formation of non-state groups
  12. Regrowth of land
  13. Lack of food security
  14. Reduction in gun usage (as ammunition runs out)
  15. Decrease in age of pregnancy and/or marriage (as life expectancy decreases)
  16. Direct effects of the apocalyptic event
  17. Increased multi-generational homes (as building houses becomes difficult again)
  18. Increased multi-family homes
  19. Attempts at sophisticated surgery with rudimentary tools
  20. Reduction in birth control
  21. General reduction in technology that requires sophisticated manufacturing
  22. Simple food
  23. Handmade clothing
  24. Clothing from animal products
  25. Houses built for natural lighting
  26. Attempted—and failed—swift adjustments to lack of technology
  27. Changes in views of morality
  28. Different types of law enforcement
  29. Changes in religion
  30. Attempted attachment to old societies
  31. Deliberate breakaways from old societies
  32. Attempts to cling on to old ideas of beauty despite changes in available beauty products
  33. Reduction in hygiene
  34. Increase in water-borne illnesses and parasites
  35. Lack of clean water
  36. Reduction in luxury goods
  37. Increase in homelessness
  38. Lack of communication capabilities
  39. Return to radio
  40. Lack of light pollution
  41. Attempted school systems
  42. Return to apprenticeship-style teaching
  43. Return to agricultural-style living
  44. Dealing with environmental fallout from apocalyptic event
  45. Dealing with environmental fallout from previous generations

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Have you ever wondered where books come from?

zwischendenstuehlen:

Well then, let me show you, because that’s what I do for a living.

Right now, it’s this time of the year, and the little ones have just freshly hatched:

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You’ll notice they’re still blind and naked when they hatch. So I make them little coats to keep them warm during their first winter:

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See how they happily line up to put them on:

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See? Better. Now they’re ready to go and explore the world.

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And if they make it through the winter and we take good care of them, they will grow up to be strong and wise like their older fellows:

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So, in case you were ever wondering, now you know.

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frightened:

stardust-rain:

stardust-rain:

sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.

Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on: 

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Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%. 

Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.

If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe. 

  1.  they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
  2. party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
  3. worn Nazi symbols 
  4. supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.

There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand. 

They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better). 

In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.

They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology. 

29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M,  and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:

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This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.

In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU. 

Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.

People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP. 

But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract. 

Please spread this. 

Important to note that they are part of the rising antisemitic right-wing that’s gaining traction in Europe as well, since that was somehow left out of this post. 

(via stardust-rain)