I’m not sure why. But I couldn’t stop laughing at this. #SNL #NeilTyson

I’m not sure why. But I couldn’t stop laughing at this. #SNL #NeilTyson

True Detective Slow Burn - Day One

Given that True Detective ends this coming Sunday, and that is 7 days away, and that there are 7 episodes of True Detective thus far, I’ve decided to finally begin watching. One episode a day (and two on finale day). I’m prone to binge watching (I finished House of Cards in less than 48 hours) so we’ll see how well I’ll stick to it.

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Today’s Episode: Episode 1 - The Long Bright Dark
Desire to watch next episode: 6/10

So, I watched the first episode today. I was told I may spend the first half of it wondering what the point of the conversations was. Quite the opposite, I caught on to these characters almost immediately. I enjoy the writing, as strange as it is thus far. I’m intrigued, but definitely not hooked yet. Desire to watch is a 6. If I had to wait a week for episode 2 I could with little issues.

marauders4evr:

simplypotterheads:

Margery Mason, known to fans as the Food Trolley Witch, passed away on January 26, 2014 at age 100. 
Mason had a long and diverse career, which began in 1927 when she was just 17 years old. She performed for troops during World War II, before getting her big break in the series Talking To A Stranger alongside Dame Judy Dench in 1966. A talented Shakespearean actress, Mason was also the former artistic director of Repertory Theater in Bangor, Northern Ireland.
She continued acting until 2012, making her one of the longest-serving actresses in history. Her talent and contribution to the acting world will be missed.



Umm… If she was 100 in 2014 and was 17 in 1927… Does not math.

marauders4evr:

simplypotterheads:

Margery Mason, known to fans as the Food Trolley Witch, passed away on January 26, 2014 at age 100. 

Mason had a long and diverse career, which began in 1927 when she was just 17 years old. She performed for troops during World War II, before getting her big break in the series Talking To A Stranger alongside Dame Judy Dench in 1966. A talented Shakespearean actress, Mason was also the former artistic director of Repertory Theater in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

She continued acting until 2012, making her one of the longest-serving actresses in history. Her talent and contribution to the acting world will be missed.

Umm… If she was 100 in 2014 and was 17 in 1927… Does not math.

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When did we allow evil to become stronger than us?

Best part of Desolation of Smaug.

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What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one. And when you wake up on your eleventh birthday you expect to feel eleven, but you don’t. You open your eyes and everything’s just like yesterday, only it’s today. And you don’t feel eleven at all. You feel like you’re still ten. And you are — underneath the year that makes you eleven.

Like some days you might say something stupid, and that’s the part of you that’s still ten. Or maybe some days you might need to sit on your mama’s lap because you’re scared, and that’s the part of you that’s five. And maybe one day when you’re all grown up maybe you will need to cry like if you’re three, and that’s okay. That’s what I tell Mama when she’s sad and needs to cry. Maybe she’s feeling three.

Because the way you grow old is kind of like an onion or like the rings inside a tree trunk or like my little wooden dolls that fit one inside the other, each year inside the next one. That’s how being eleven years old is.

Sandra Cisneros (via commanderspock)

Read this. Then read it again and imagine it’s talking about The Doctor.

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ecnamor-lacimehc-ym:

gallifrey-feels:

sociopathic-italian-grandmas:

millshouse:

meganiun:

happyvegetable:

kennilworthy-thisp:

derinthemadscientist:

lumoslouis:

soloontherocks:

amour-vengeance:

later-homenuggets:

my friend left her window open in her bedroom and came back to find this
look at his self-satisfied little face, the cheeky shit
motherfucking australia

if there was a post to describe australia, this is it

wait. 
you mean to tell me this isn’t even a pet bird?
that in australia, you have wild birds that just fly from house to house with the express purpose of fucking shit up?
fucking HELL australia, what is wrong with you?

wake up australia 

That’s what birds do
They fly around and fuck shit up
Do you have some kind of mysterious nice birds in your weird foreign country
Do birds in America and England fly into your house and make the bed and tidy up the living room a little bit

It’s cold here, so they just bounce off the windows and lie there and twitch spasmodically while you look for the shovel.

Basically hurling themselves at windows is the worst thing birds do

yeah man a kookaburra literally flew into a classroom at my high school and just sat his smug ass down on top of the desk for a good 20 minutes

why has nobody mentioned the fact that in australia there are 3-4 months a year where everybody just accepts that they’re going to get attacked by magpies. It is literally called “swooping season” and these birds will fly down to peck your fucking face, and people get their eyes ripped out and shit, it’s fucking brutal.

My teacher had to go to hospital and have surgery because of swooping season. It was in the parking lot of school and all the kids would do a mad dash towards the car as the magpies tried to kill us.

no but when you’re 12 years old and riding your bike like mad on the way home from school with an icecream bucket on your head with like branches and shit sticking out if it to scare them off and none of this is considered strange

what the actual fuck australia 

Talk about “Hunt and Peck” amirite?

ecnamor-lacimehc-ym:

gallifrey-feels:

sociopathic-italian-grandmas:

millshouse:

meganiun:

happyvegetable:

kennilworthy-thisp:

derinthemadscientist:

lumoslouis:

soloontherocks:

amour-vengeance:

later-homenuggets:

my friend left her window open in her bedroom and came back to find this

look at his self-satisfied little face, the cheeky shit

motherfucking australia

if there was a post to describe australia, this is it

wait. 

you mean to tell me this isn’t even a pet bird?

that in australia, you have wild birds that just fly from house to house with the express purpose of fucking shit up?

fucking HELL australia, what is wrong with you?

wake up australia 

That’s what birds do

They fly around and fuck shit up

Do you have some kind of mysterious nice birds in your weird foreign country

Do birds in America and England fly into your house and make the bed and tidy up the living room a little bit

It’s cold here, so they just bounce off the windows and lie there and twitch spasmodically while you look for the shovel.

Basically hurling themselves at windows is the worst thing birds do

yeah man a kookaburra literally flew into a classroom at my high school and just sat his smug ass down on top of the desk for a good 20 minutes

why has nobody mentioned the fact that in australia there are 3-4 months a year where everybody just accepts that they’re going to get attacked by magpies. It is literally called “swooping season” and these birds will fly down to peck your fucking face, and people get their eyes ripped out and shit, it’s fucking brutal.

My teacher had to go to hospital and have surgery because of swooping season. It was in the parking lot of school and all the kids would do a mad dash towards the car as the magpies tried to kill us.

no but when you’re 12 years old and riding your bike like mad on the way home from school with an icecream bucket on your head with like branches and shit sticking out if it to scare them off and none of this is considered strange

what the actual fuck australia 

Talk about “Hunt and Peck” amirite?

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judgebunnie:

Boy, that escalated quickly.

Imagine the right wing if this were true…

judgebunnie:

Boy, that escalated quickly.

Imagine the right wing if this were true…

saucefactory:

almosthumanfans:

andieblogs:

Conscious, huh, Dorian?

This sequence struck me as strange and counterintuitive the first time I watched this episode. After all, from the POV of Vanessa’s creator/programmer, why wouldn’t they program her to know she was a bot or different from humans, a piece of machinery with a homing signal, an imprint telling her who owned her? Hell, my phone and iPad both have both of those things. I can even locate them using GPS. Why wouldn’t Vanessa know she was a machine owned by someone else? It doesn’t make sense - what if she got lost? But of course, she can probably be located using the Almost Human-verse equivalent of GPS, too. And why does Dorian look so chagrined at listening to all of this? 

Then it occurred to me that Vanessa wasn’t programmed to know she was owned because her purpose was to provide the perfect facsimile of eager, consensual affection. She was programmed to provide the perfect facade of a willing sexual and romantic partner, an illusion that would be ruined if she gave even an inkling that she wasn’t real, anything less than human. That would be off-putting and defeat the purpose for people looking to “make a connection.”

Because unless you are creepy and rapey and don’t care about such matters, we want people to desire us of their own free will, not because they’re brainwashed/programmed to. That radically changes the dynamics of your interaction with such an android, so she had to be programmed to give the appearance of total free will. And that’s why she didn’t know she was “owned.” Dorian realized all of this; that’s pity we see on his face. 

That’s the great irony of sexbots - the phenomenon of the uncanny valley prevents us from wanting to be intimate with anything that looks human but isn’t. So for a sexbot to be a good sexbot, it has to look as human as possible. It has to feel as human as possible, both inside and out - that’s why they were harvesting human DNA for the skin, after all. So in retrospect, the episode was actually quite brutal: about a cartel of people looking to make androids as human as possible to dehumanize them even more effectively. Dark, show. Dark.

Great meta.

ABSOLUTELY SPOT-ON.

100% agree with the following addition:

Her very existence was illegal. therefore it was illegal to own her. The owner isn’t going to make sure she knows who her owner is because if this exact situation happens that owner is screwed.

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billcorbett:

joshreads:

itswalky:

frezned:

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angstinthetimeofleprosy:

the-pietriarchy:

mixmastacopycat:

the-pietriarchy:

jenjenacts:

the-pietriarchy:

New Doctor Who theme alterations for the 12th Doctor revealed.

This is why I gave up on this show. I used to sit down on the bed and watch the old Doctor Who on T.V. with little brother and sister and my Mum. We used to absolutely love it. When the new Doctors showed up, still good! Really good. Then things started getting ridiculously mental and childish and stupid a little while after 11 showed up (don’t get me wrong, he’s a brilliant actor, and I don’t blame him for anything), and now the show had just fucking gone downhill. Please don’t tell me this is actual music for the new Doctor. Please just tell me it’s not. Jesus fucking Christ this show has been butchered.

human life is incredible

I hate the excessive need to “modernize” everything in TV. It’s like, this wouldn’t be so bad if they actually made it still feel sci-fi, but now it’s this weird new-age bullshit, like they’re trying too hard to be “progressive”. I know I’m making a big deal out of a THEME SONG maybe, but thing is, they’ll probably end up carrying this ideology into the series itself. Where the fuck are things going.

it keeps happening

Sometimes, I fucking hate Steven Moffat for what he’s done to Doctor Who. Look, I know I’m fairly new to the show-having only come in during Matt Smith’s first season, but I went back and watched every episode of the old series and Moffat has just completely altered the tone. He’s trying to make it his own creation, which is fucking despicable, to mess with something as perfect as Doctor Who. I know it’s just a theme song, and I know the difference isn’t that drastic, but it fucking sickens me sometimes.

never forget my legacy

Nah I think the people disagreeing with this move are right, like, this is a really weird and unnecessary departure from the iconic theme, and sure it matches the new mood of the show really well, so I can see were the owners of the show are coming from with the change, but honestly sometimes you have to accept that nostalgia actually matters, and even if you’re taking the show in a different direction Doctor Who is not Doctor Who without the Doctor Who *theme*, I mean it founded electronic music for gods sake! The only thing I would say about this one is it sounds a little dated like it’s a MIDI file but then again so does the very first Doctor Who theme so I imagine after one season or so with Capaldi as 12 (which I’m really looking forward to!) they will do a cooler remix of it like they did with the original theme, and once it’s been around for a while I think people will have got used to it and they’ll like it alot more.

always reblog

If you’re like me and you read all the notes before actually listening it’s a million times funnier

Read the passionate comments first THEN listen to the new Doctor Who theme they’re discussing.

(via hodgman)

ArtistBBC
TitleDoctor Who Theme
Every single one of these makes me so very happy.

Every single one of these makes me so very happy.