Everyone loves the “ding!” of email, but we so rarely write. Put your email address in my messages and I will send you a love letter this week. This is a promise.
The anticipation of this Saturday’s Doctor Who season finale is palpable. I can’t even track the tag anymore for fear of spoilers. Besides, the whole scene has the vibe of people talking about a party you’re not invited to. I’m trying not to take it personally. Also, on Sunday, all those people will be facing a very bleak future. But I am lucky. I have three more seasons...
Something transcendent happens to autistic people at the threshold of adulthood....– The Aut Rapture (via wnstnlinks)
While I was not at all impressed with season 2, I must say that the breakdown of Cyberman/Darlek relations was extremely satisfying. Also, I think it’s significant that despite Cybermen being human (at least originally), they were so flipping annoying that I was totally cheering for the sassy Darleks to just EXTERMINATE those bitches.
The Elkdog Men: Interpretatio Graeca →
Okay. This is not at all the point of the article in question, but I am really, really tired of seeing this meme around. It’s one of those things that is not exactly a “fact” but which the education system spreads around willy-nilly, and most people won’t learn the more accurate view unless (God help them) they decide to study Classics more seriously. I, however, am here to save you some...
Television is so much more fun when watched with a seething teeming horde of equally titillated fan-girls and -boys, some of whom draw.
rolandfox: frageelay: beefranck: smartasshat: beefranck: Unpopular opinion. Instant, overblown outrage. Long-winded, overly-personal and emotional response. Off-point remark about my lack of pants. Burrito euphemism. We’re talking about how you guys have sex, right? Joke at outrage’s expense demonstrating carefully cultivated disdain and cynicism, disguising suppressed...
The TARDIS is a machine. It has pumps and levers, cranks. It has bits hanging out, hanging off. It requires a screwdriver, a wrench. I would bet money that no actor was ever instructed on how to use it, or trained on its basic principles by a well meaning science advisor. The TARDIS is maybe the worst user interface of all time. But this is important. The Doctor’s weapon is a sonic...
I’d dabbled with season one, but living plastic was a problem. So, listen, Doctor Who has always had a strong relationship with corny shtick and puns, endearing it to that type of person. Yes, I understand. And there we go, right off that bat with “living plastic?” Awful stuff. Just shameful, really. But everyone keeps going on and on about the damn show. And I don’t know...
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.– Mignon McLaughlin (via alwaysloveforeverpeace)
Rose: Both working.
Jackie: Whacha mean both?
Rose: Well he's got two hearts.
Jackie: Oh don't be stupid.
Rose: He has.
Jackie: Anything else he's got two of?
Rose: Leave him alone.
So, should I go ahead and dive into season 6, or is it worthwhile to start all of season 5 before understanding what in hell you’re all talking about?
A long, a long, a long time ago, I wrote a story in my head. A lady lived in a lighthouse on an island. She only came to town for supplies and to pick up her mail, which isn’t unusual in coastal communities. One day, in town, she discovered a man in her shadow, who was badly hurt. She dropped her groceries. Reaching in to pull his arm out and wrap it over her shoulders, this lady hustled...
people who complain about people complaining about...
tmills: asteakandmilkshake: tmills: People who complain about tumblr on their tumblr. People who complain about people complaining about tumblr on their tumblr People who complain about people who complain about people complaining about tumblr on their second tumblr. People. On tumblr.
Come, then. We’ll leave the city with our friend who is visiting and pick pumpkins. There isn’t much else we can afford. But we’ll buy a tank of gas and bring our cameras, and our eager pleasantries will blur into the passing landscape, a quiet drive of cool wind and beige. Look at it all, as he does. Is it strange and foreign, exotic? How can it be, this same old boring route....
Ugh, I replied to a post by tmills before checking the other replies and SOMEONE HAD ALREADY MADE MY SUGGESTION. Now I’ll never get a date for the prom. In other news LOOK SQUIRREL!
Eh, fuck this shit. CAN I GET A HOLLA? HOLLAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!
deciding whether I should maybe just skip the internet tomorrow.
The Aporeticus: "All evils are caused by... →
mills: So David Deutsch argues in The Beginning of Infinity, his breathtakingly profound and impossibly affecting new book. He continues: Optimism is, in the first instance, a way of explaining failure, not of prophesying success. It says that there is no fundamental barrier, no law of nature or… mandatory reading.