ikchen:

Been staring at this for at least 10 minutes now, laughing my ass off.

So. I have really enjoyed the hero-ification of Rory Williams. Mostly because making him a robust character has really nipped in the bud the Doctor/Companion romance that has been a theme of the reboot (except with my favesy, Donna).
But. *Spoilers ahead.* In “A Good Man Goes to War” I felt like the story line had culminated in making Rory a hero at the expense of making Amy more or less passive. And that this was also the case in the two episodes preceding. Amy hung around by the Doctor’s side, while Rory was out looking for Jennifer and discovering there were multiple Flesh Jennifers running around.
So. I really hope that both Rory and Amy can be heroes, and that creating another active male character doesn’t mean the writers will just take the easy way out and write Amy into boring passive emoticon mode. I mean, there’s a lot of competition on the show now for hero-dom, what with River and the Doctor and Rory. Let’s just not forget the Companion, who should also be earning her hero stripes.

ikchen:

Been staring at this for at least 10 minutes now, laughing my ass off.

So. I have really enjoyed the hero-ification of Rory Williams. Mostly because making him a robust character has really nipped in the bud the Doctor/Companion romance that has been a theme of the reboot (except with my favesy, Donna).

But. *Spoilers ahead.* In “A Good Man Goes to War” I felt like the story line had culminated in making Rory a hero at the expense of making Amy more or less passive. And that this was also the case in the two episodes preceding. Amy hung around by the Doctor’s side, while Rory was out looking for Jennifer and discovering there were multiple Flesh Jennifers running around.

So. I really hope that both Rory and Amy can be heroes, and that creating another active male character doesn’t mean the writers will just take the easy way out and write Amy into boring passive emoticon mode. I mean, there’s a lot of competition on the show now for hero-dom, what with River and the Doctor and Rory. Let’s just not forget the Companion, who should also be earning her hero stripes.

(Source: savedher, via fearknot)

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Friday, 17th June

Victoria Day! by Melissa McClelland

Happy long weekend Canucks!

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Monday, 23rd May
laphamsquarterly:

I’ll admit it, with this caption I fully expected to see a cat being used as some kind of pool cue. 
housingworksbookstore:

Mark Twain playing pool with his cat.
(via This is not porn)


Mark Twain is holding a kitten and standing next to a pool table. I can’t even. The sincere, kind look on his face. *dies*

laphamsquarterly:

I’ll admit it, with this caption I fully expected to see a cat being used as some kind of pool cue. 

housingworksbookstore:

Mark Twain playing pool with his cat.

(via This is not porn)

Mark Twain is holding a kitten and standing next to a pool table. I can’t even. The sincere, kind look on his face. *dies*

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Thursday, 5th May
Via Lillian Nattel, with the title “darkly swan”

Via Lillian Nattel, with the title “darkly swan”

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Wednesday, 4th May

violet-stars:

asiansnotstudying:

Spoken word poet, Beau Sia, responds to Alexandra Wallace’s Asians in the UCLA Library rant

after watching “asians in the library,” and many subsequent postings in response, i wrote this. rather than attack alexandra wallace for her thoughts, i decided to write a persona piece in her voice, as a means to address some of the greater issues revealed in her rant. in the end, this poem isn’t really about her and what she said, but more the thoughts and beliefs people hold, without considering the entire history that may have led them to think and believe in the manner that they do. my hope is that we can all use this moment to recognize that we all need to improve our ability to understand and share this world with each other. this is just a small contribution to furthering that conversation. thank you for listening.

Yesterday I reblogged a video response to the Alexandra Wallace Incident. It was musical, and for a moment the catchy chorus obscured its sexism. But then I regretted it, and I deleted it.

This one is better. Way, way better. Bravo, Mr. Sia.

[Transcript can be found here.]

*single tear* just killed me. Definitely worth watching if you can. 

(via spaceshipmatria)

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Friday, 18th March
momentofmoore:

‘By The Primal Chime!’
“In Blackest Night”, Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #3 (1987), artist: Bill Willingham

This was my introduction to the Green Lanterns, along with another Moore story, Mogo Doesn’t Socialize. I was entranced. Sadly the rest of the Green Lantern franchise does not hold up.

momentofmoore:

‘By The Primal Chime!’

“In Blackest Night”, Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #3 (1987), artist: Bill Willingham

This was my introduction to the Green Lanterns, along with another Moore story, Mogo Doesn’t Socialize. I was entranced. Sadly the rest of the Green Lantern franchise does not hold up.

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Friday, 18th March
Signal Boost: Etsy has published real names and purchase histories of all buyers
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Tuesday, 15th March
Hell, I think the KFC Double Down, if whoever came up with it had intentionality to imbue it that way, would be great art, because it raises all kinds of questions about expectations and normalcy by being widely decried as an abomination simply by omitting the bread. (Please don’t turn this post into a debate about the Double Down — it’s just an example.)

Dr. Ben Mack: Prominent User of the Internet, "Art and Games"

Y’all remember the great debate about whether video games can be art, right? The one that was incited or at least inflamed by Roger Ebert?

This is one of the best responses to the whole kerfuffle I’ve read yet, and it also happens to be funny. This quote may be the pinnacle of funniness within the post, therefore it has been tumbl’d.

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Thursday, 10th March

imissedtumblr:

I would mention something about being confused by President’s Day but then I remembered my whole country not only takes off the Queen’s Birthday (not the current one’s, Victoria’s) and Alberta has Family Day in order to distract us all from Ralph Klein’s son’s drug abuse. (It’s in February.)

In Manitoba it’s Louis Riel Day today. Which, I think it’s awesome that we have a day for him, but I’m kind of confused that it’s just a randomly picked day about half way between New Year’s and Easter. Riel’s name seems kind of tacked on. 

(Source: )

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Monday, 21st February

Yes she can!

  • Lisa: Nancy Drew says that all a person needs to solve a mystery is an inquisitive temperament and two good friends. And I’ve got an inquisitive temperament. Maybe I could help solve this.
  • >>You usually also need a bobby pin.
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Thursday, 17th February