gwox:

Fairly Wicked Tales

Alright, alright, I know it’s been far too long. And I’ve got a blog entry that explains everything, along with where those scratch marks on the sofa came from and why the basement smells like quicklime. But for now, I just wanted to show you all the cover of Fairly Wicked Tales,…

mandopony:

arewefadingout:

videohall:

Wait a second, am I tripping balls?

HELP I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING

Sometimes life is just beautiful.

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itswalky:

montypla:

itswalky:

Transformers: How YOU Doin’?

Why do they have eyebrows? They’re robots they don’t need eyebrows.
That’s weird.

Look, if we’re trying to be super serious about this, eyebrows are the least of our concerns.  They’re robots.  They don’t need FACES.  They could instead just be little boxes who send little radio signals back and forth signalling to each other how they felt in unintelligible alien code.
Somehow I feel like that children’s cartoon wouldn’t be terribly compelling.

If we assume that they were originally designed by someone or something — say, the Quintessons, and I have no idea if that’s still a thing or not — then their eyebrows would have been included for the same reason our automobiles are suggestive of either smiling or aggressive faces right now. People anthropomorphize naturally, and industrial design of consumer goods that panders to that inclination does better.
In other words, they have eyebrows so the beings that had access to these things for whatever the current pravda is as to their creation would be more ready to purchase them.
(If, on the other hand, they were spawned forth from the mighty orifice of Primus, then they have eyebrows because Primus wanted them to have eyebrows/he made them in His Image/Aaron Archer.)  

itswalky:

montypla:

itswalky:

Transformers: How YOU Doin’?

Why do they have eyebrows? They’re robots they don’t need eyebrows.

That’s weird.

Look, if we’re trying to be super serious about this, eyebrows are the least of our concerns.  They’re robots.  They don’t need FACES.  They could instead just be little boxes who send little radio signals back and forth signalling to each other how they felt in unintelligible alien code.

Somehow I feel like that children’s cartoon wouldn’t be terribly compelling.

If we assume that they were originally designed by someone or something — say, the Quintessons, and I have no idea if that’s still a thing or not — then their eyebrows would have been included for the same reason our automobiles are suggestive of either smiling or aggressive faces right now. People anthropomorphize naturally, and industrial design of consumer goods that panders to that inclination does better.

In other words, they have eyebrows so the beings that had access to these things for whatever the current pravda is as to their creation would be more ready to purchase them.

(If, on the other hand, they were spawned forth from the mighty orifice of Primus, then they have eyebrows because Primus wanted them to have eyebrows/he made them in His Image/Aaron Archer.)  

On the question of relaunch/update/et cetera

Since last I complained reported, we’ve had a few more knocks. More doctoring, more weirdness. I may have gallstones or sludge (my favorite diagnosis ever. I have sludge!).

Oh, and I have a hernia. That’s okay, though. My intestines just wanted to poke their head out, have a look around. Who can blame them?

Despite this, and a setback in terms of my strategy, the relaunch proceeds apace. For the…

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"You know what doesn’t work? Trying to calm yourself down, or telling yourself it’s no big deal. That apparently is the secret — Brooks’ research discovered that the whole "I’m excited" thing works because it doesn’t deny the ball of anxiety in your gut is there or try to make it go away. It just tricks your brain into thinking it’s a positive."

—Paul K. and Lesla Pickett, “6 Creepy Brainwashing Techniques You Can Use Today,” Cracked.com.

You know, this may be the single best anxiety management technique I’ve ever heard. ‘Creepy brainwashing’ or not. Because it’s true, and reflects something I was told by top people in the brain department, but I hadn’t unpacked what the technique really was.

If you’re having an anxiety attack because of external factors, like workstress, then those chemicals are in your body, and you can’t instantly wipe them away. Adrenalin and other hormones exist, and even the best deep breathing techniques won’t just wash them out instantly. But harnessing those chemicals and forcing yourself to believe they’re a good thing? Works.

Almost like our parasympathetic nervous system evolved because it helped us survive, or something.

(Source: cracked.com)

demonweasel:

MORE THINGS THE NEW BATGIRL DESIGN IS GETTING RIGHT!

featuringod:

Laverne Cox just became the first transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy

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(via creepingmonsterism)

websnark:

super-heroine:

(via Exclusive: ‘Batgirl’ Gets A Brand New Look From A Brand New Creative Team - MTV)

I actually love the new art style, and the book sounds interesting to me (honestly, had they done the “clean break from the past” thing in the first place, I’d have been less angry — though not completely happy — with the New 52 magically making her all better from her paraplegia. Making it baggage she had to deal with led to some good stories but also made it clear what the DC Universe had lost in Oracle.)
That said, if she’s forced to rebuild and get all her own new stuff as the article says…. well, I really, really like the uniform, except… do we need the flash of hip skin there? I mean, would she really not wear… I don’t know, a black leotard under that coat, at least, to prevent just that? Or a long tee shirt? Is she really crime fighting with a sports bra and a leather jacket between her and the world? Seriously?
Don’t get me wrong — it’s a fantastic costume, and I love that it’s the antithesis of cleavage baring, and Babs Tarr looks like she’ll be a great artist for the title. (And I do love the idea that one of the creators is a ‘Babs,’ because I am still 12 years old at heart and squee.) And I like the idea of… well, a fun Batgirl title.
You know, kind of like, I dunno, a Stephanie Brown Batgirl title— Sorry! Don’t know what came over me, there!
All this being said… um…

Tarr: I am excited to bring some flirt, fun, and fashion to the title! I don’t think you see a lot of that in mainstream comics and I am excited to bring that to the table. Who doesn’t love a sassy super hero?

I’m… I’m trying not to react negatively to this. I get what Babs Tarr is saying here, and yeah — we don’t have that in the New 52, and it would be a good add. But…
…well, they didn’t reboot Batgirl completely, and….
I don’t know. Sassy?
Honestly, I’m a cisgendered het white male. I’m not the right person to figure out if this is awesome or a bit scary. I’ll defer to others on those points.
All in all… between this and Grayson’s unexpectedly… well, Nightwingesque turns (and the proper return of Helena Bertinelli as more than an alias for a rebooted character based on a character from the 70s that barely got definition even then versus literal decades of development on what essentially everyone thinks of “the Huntress” when they think of it at all, as much as I actually like the Levitz Huntress)….
Could it be that the DC Universe is discovering how to have fun, again? Right exactly when the Marvel Universe decided to decimate Captain America?
…this will all end horribly and in fire, won’t it? 

websnark:

super-heroine:

(via Exclusive: ‘Batgirl’ Gets A Brand New Look From A Brand New Creative Team - MTV)

I actually love the new art style, and the book sounds interesting to me (honestly, had they done the “clean break from the past” thing in the first place, I’d have been less angry — though not completely happy — with the New 52 magically making her all better from her paraplegia. Making it baggage she had to deal with led to some good stories but also made it clear what the DC Universe had lost in Oracle.)

That said, if she’s forced to rebuild and get all her own new stuff as the article says…. well, I really, really like the uniform, except… do we need the flash of hip skin there? I mean, would she really not wear… I don’t know, a black leotard under that coat, at least, to prevent just that? Or a long tee shirt? Is she really crime fighting with a sports bra and a leather jacket between her and the world? Seriously?

Don’t get me wrong — it’s a fantastic costume, and I love that it’s the antithesis of cleavage baring, and Babs Tarr looks like she’ll be a great artist for the title. (And I do love the idea that one of the creators is a ‘Babs,’ because I am still 12 years old at heart and squee.) And I like the idea of… well, a fun Batgirl title.

You know, kind of like, I dunno, a Stephanie Brown Batgirl title— Sorry! Don’t know what came over me, there!

All this being said… um…

Tarr: I am excited to bring some flirt, fun, and fashion to the title! I don’t think you see a lot of that in mainstream comics and I am excited to bring that to the table. Who doesn’t love a sassy super hero?

I’m… I’m trying not to react negatively to this. I get what Babs Tarr is saying here, and yeah — we don’t have that in the New 52, and it would be a good add. But…

…well, they didn’t reboot Batgirl completely, and….

I don’t know. Sassy?

Honestly, I’m a cisgendered het white male. I’m not the right person to figure out if this is awesome or a bit scary. I’ll defer to others on those points.

All in all… between this and Grayson’s unexpectedly… well, Nightwingesque turns (and the proper return of Helena Bertinelli as more than an alias for a rebooted character based on a character from the 70s that barely got definition even then versus literal decades of development on what essentially everyone thinks of “the Huntress” when they think of it at all, as much as I actually like the Levitz Huntress)….

Could it be that the DC Universe is discovering how to have fun, again? Right exactly when the Marvel Universe decided to decimate Captain America?

…this will all end horribly and in fire, won’t it? 

deantrippe:

projectrooftop:

Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and P:R Pal Babs Tarr are taking over Batgirl with issue #35. This is the BEST. More info here!

Been sitting on this news for weeks! SO PSYCHED to see such an excellent redesign and to know this character I adore is in such capable hands. Well done, Team Batgirl.

deantrippe:

projectrooftop:

Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and P:R Pal Babs Tarr are taking over Batgirl with issue #35. This is the BEST. 

More info here!

Been sitting on this news for weeks! SO PSYCHED to see such an excellent redesign and to know this character I adore is in such capable hands. Well done, Team Batgirl.

blue-author:

awesomemodon:

blue-author:

Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)

As much as I love this photoset, the thing with T’Pol is one of the reasons I have to consider Enterprise to be a total AU. There’s just no way that the Vulcan culture could completely re-organize itself in less than the space of a single generation (the time between Enterprise and TOS) to the point that not only are their prejudices completely changed, but the prejudices of everyone else (who in the time of Enterprise regard Vulcans as devious bastards incapable of telling the truth, where from TOS onward even their worst enemies believe Vulcans cannot lie.)

That will forever bother me.

My and my husband’s headcannon re: Enterprise (based entirely on the last episode) is that it’s all Riker’s holodeck version of a historical fiction novel. Thus explaining everything from the inconsistencies to the way out of place themesong.

I tend to forget the Riker coda, even though it potentially makes the whole series more palatable, just because I had so completely checked out of it by that point.

I figured how all of this works, actually. It’s simple.

Remember how Enterprise is the world of the “Temporal Cold War?”

Including the Borg, thanks to Star Trek: First Contact? Which wasn’t just a world where the Enterprise-E crew had to save the vital First Contact event in history, but in so doing gave Cochrane massive amounts of future knowledge and expectation… and also so doing failed to save Cochrane’s entire engineering team except one woman, all of whom would have gone on to take their experiences and change the world in both small and huge ways?

And lots of atemporal things (like Ferengi being so far from their own space that they could appear here, without anyone on the ship typing their species or even finding out their name?) 

It’s simple. Enterprise isn’t the prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series. It’s the prequel to 2009’s Star Trek. The emergence of Nero and the Narada, and later Spock and the Jellyfish, are just several more events that have occurred because of monumental accidental and intentional manipulations of the timeline.

Thus, the Romulan-influenced xenophobic Vulcans of Enterprise didn’t happen in a generation — they happened because of various factions introducing anachronistic changes in Vulcan’s past, engineering a positive Romulan outcome which Enterprise averted. Mostly. Well, a little. Look, Vulcan was still pretty much dominated by terrible people in the movie.

How did everything like this end up in this poor dump universe of a timeline? I’m going to assume it was Q. Q, whether on his own or as an act on behalf of the Continuum, decided to divide off this alternate universe and protect the timeline which led to his beloved Jean-Luc, Vash and other figures being… well, who they are, much like he helped Picard figure out the paradox and save humanity in All Good Things.

So, yeah. Don’t sweat it. It’s all alternate universe stuff.

Which is why Riker was playing around on the holodeck cooking food for a holodeck Enterprise crew in the finale, despite not having nearly enough time to do so during the events of “Pegasus.” That wasn’t our Riker. Yeah, the Enterprise-D looked more like the one we’re used to than the NCC-1701 looked like the prime version, but I assume that the further forward one goes in a history riddled with temporal patches, the more it tends to heal itself. There are still underlying changes, but cosmetically it all goes back to being the same. Eventually.

Also, as to the theme song?

loves himself some light rock.

(Source: thevoyagereternals)

asz13:

kickassfanfic:

jhameia:

2damnfeisty:

crystaltokyogorepolice:

teenagemutantnegroturtle:

ask-aphsiberia:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

I want you to go man!

if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

To all my followers, please reblog. cosbyykidd imma add this to my queue, we gon’ get yo ass to Disney. lmao

BOOOOOOST 

Followers, please note: I am going to reblog this every time it shows up on my dash. EVERY. TIME. I’m gonna tag it #cosbyykidd goes to Disney but I would really encourage you to boost it because why the heck not? We can get him a million five in a matter of DAYS. Make it happen!

1,000,005? That… that’s a little random…
…
…
…
[reblogs]

Apropos of nothing, I’ve been to Disney World twice, both back in the 80s (well, one may have been the late 70s. I’m not sure. I was young. We drove from Maine, though.)It was a blast, but the thing that haunts me to this day was “If You Had Wings.” And that is, to my knowledge, gone now.And that is sad, because this guy deserves to have that song in his head for the rest of time like the rest of us.
I hope he gets the chance to have the spiritual descendent stuck in his head, though. It’s awesome.

asz13:

kickassfanfic:

jhameia:

2damnfeisty:

crystaltokyogorepolice:

teenagemutantnegroturtle:

ask-aphsiberia:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

I want you to go man!

if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

To all my followers, please reblog. cosbyykidd imma add this to my queue, we gon’ get yo ass to Disney. lmao

BOOOOOOST 

Followers, please note: I am going to reblog this every time it shows up on my dash. EVERY. TIME. I’m gonna tag it #cosbyykidd goes to Disney but I would really encourage you to boost it because why the heck not? We can get him a million five in a matter of DAYS. Make it happen!

1,000,005? That… that’s a little random…

[reblogs]

Apropos of nothing, I’ve been to Disney World twice, both back in the 80s (well, one may have been the late 70s. I’m not sure. I was young. We drove from Maine, though.)

It was a blast, but the thing that haunts me to this day was “If You Had Wings.” And that is, to my knowledge, gone now.

And that is sad, because this guy deserves to have that song in his head for the rest of time like the rest of us.

I hope he gets the chance to have the spiritual descendent stuck in his head, though. It’s awesome.

(via blue-author)

kateordie:

I do not think that word means what you think it means.
Quotes - David Finch, Katy Perry, Joss Whedon, Madonna.
blue-author:

thegoodshipotp:

deepfriedtwinkie:

I WILL NEVER NOT REBLOG A CORGI PLAYING WITH THE BOINGY DOORSTOP THING

THE BOINGY DOORSTOP THING

I hate when people on Tumblr use this impenetrable technical jargon. Not everyone has a degree in architectural engineering.

blue-author:

thegoodshipotp:

deepfriedtwinkie:

I WILL NEVER NOT REBLOG A CORGI PLAYING WITH THE BOINGY DOORSTOP THING

THE BOINGY DOORSTOP THING

I hate when people on Tumblr use this impenetrable technical jargon. Not everyone has a degree in architectural engineering.

(Source: fonziethecorgi)

websnark:

In his barcolounger at dusk, dormant Snarky waits dreaming…

websnark:

In his barcolounger at dusk, dormant Snarky waits dreaming…