Greetings, fellow Tumblr-ers and friends.
I expect many of you have heard of GISHWHES (the greatest internet scavenger hunt the world has ever seen). If not, I expect the tag is full of things people have done for GISHWHES in the past. It’s an incredibly fun and bizarre week of arts and crafts and conversations that start with, “I have a slightly odd request…” And you should totally join my team, “GISHistas”. There are only a few days left to sign up. Feel free to message me, if you have any questions.
Rosie the Dog: Did you know that it is Mom’s birthday?
Me: Yes, I did.
Rosie: Did you get her a present?
Me: Yes, I did.
Rosie: It is not better than the present I got for her.
Me: I got her something on her list.
Rosie: I do not know what a list is, but the only way you could have gotten her something better is if you got her a WHOLE porcupine and a fawn WITH the legs.
Rosie: I got bored and hungry.
Me: Have you given her these gifts?
Rosie: I left them in the driveway, where she will find them. She will love them. They are the best gifts.
For the record, the gifts were then offered to The Lord of Light, though experience tells us that we are unlikely to have seen the last of them, as they are usually retrieved at least once after burning.
spiders georg comes out of his cave and learns of the statistical debate surrounding his dietary habits. he came out to have a good time but is honestly feeling so attacked right now
Spiders Georg should always be counted, if he’s in the sample. However, he’s a good argument for using the median rather than the mean.
so in iron man 2
a little boy in an iron man helmet tries to shoot one of the rampaging suits with his lil toy flight stabilizers
in spider-man 2
a little boy puts on his spiderman suit and stands up against the rhino
that’s great for all the little boys in the theater,…
I went to see IM2 with friends of mine and their 8 year old daughter, and I commented how much it would have meant for her to see that.
The more you return to the McKittrick, the more you notice patterns. Behaviors, gestures, actions that recur from character to character. The first one I noticed was lipstick.
Hecate puts on red lipstick (before? after? I forget) she eats the dish the Barman brings her.
The Porter famously puts…
Just saw it last night and have been hip-deep in SNM tumblrs since.
I saw Lady M put on lipstick after the “Out Damn Spot” scene, and Hecate put it on…Agnes? The one looking for her sister…when she takes her tears.
I just googled “marzipan” and the creepiest thing in the world happened.
This is the Marzipan I was looking for actually! I wanted to make sure she really just was a baseball bat with hair in a dress…she is…
Is nobody gonna do the thing? Then I will do the thing.
So, I was going to make a fake Facebook post: “Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire are in a metafandom and it’s complicated” which is hilarious if you speak Ao3-ese. See, up until the back half of this season or so, Game of Thrones was basically a sub-set of ASoIaF. Like, there was a lot of stuff in the books that didn’t make it into the show, but all the show stuff (with the exception of a couple names and some minor details) was consistent with the books. Even added scenes were stuff that easily COULD have happened, even if we don’t know from the books that it did.
And then…not so much. Really, looking back, it started at the end of last season, but that is territory that others have covered much better than I can. In any case, I have come to the conclusion that while I watch the show, it is the books that I am a Fan of.
So, I needed a mantra to distance myself from the whole mess that is some of the choices that they’re making on the show.
And that mantra, swiped from QI, is:
"Is that character development or inconsistent characterization?"
"Are they gonna do that one thing?"
"How in the world is that gonna work?"
This mantra is useful for a variety of questions that I would otherwise find rather upsetting. Feel free to use it yourself: share and enjoy.
The Pallas´s Cat, also called Manul, is a small wildcat living in the grasslands and steppe of central asia.
It is named after the german naturalist Peter Simon Pallas, who first described the species in 1776.
That is the most expressive and gelatinous cat I have ever seen.
That cat has round pupils. Huh.
Gendry Waters has been rowing that boat for a year and a week (9 June, 2013).
We believe in you, Gendry. We believe that you can find land. Just keep rowing.