idontfindyouthatinteresting:

If you’re wondering why it got serious, we have no word on season 3 yet, in ANY variety. Not even an estimate from NBC, and with spoiler sites saying that with the way season 2 ends, not getting a season 3 would not be favourable, this shit just got serious. Even casual watchers would be effected by no season 3.

THE GEEKIARY’s MID SEASON POLL

You can vote until midnight on May 1st. Our main rivals are The Clone Club (Orphan Black.) They don’t allow bot votes, voting is unlimited but you will get cut off if you go too mad (for an hour.) 

TV GUIDE’S FAVOURITE ACTOR

This is against Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory. Now, you can think what you like about Jim Parsons, but TBBT is at no risk of being cancelled, Parsons has been recognised with many awards whereas Hugh Dancy has not. You go facebook and comment with your favourite. Please just mention Hugh and not Jim so there’s no confusion with the counting.

CANADAGRAPH’S MAY MADNESS

We are voting to get Mads Mikkelsen into the May Madness voting currently. There’s ALOT of candidates and neither him, nor Hannibal are in the expected winners so this is important.
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST

idontfindyouthatinteresting:

If you’re wondering why it got serious, we have no word on season 3 yet, in ANY variety. Not even an estimate from NBC, and with spoiler sites saying that with the way season 2 ends, not getting a season 3 would not be favourable, this shit just got serious. Even casual watchers would be effected by no season 3.

THE GEEKIARY’s MID SEASON POLL

You can vote until midnight on May 1st. Our main rivals are The Clone Club (Orphan Black.) They don’t allow bot votes, voting is unlimited but you will get cut off if you go too mad (for an hour.) 

TV GUIDE’S FAVOURITE ACTOR

This is against Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory. Now, you can think what you like about Jim Parsons, but TBBT is at no risk of being cancelled, Parsons has been recognised with many awards whereas Hugh Dancy has not. You go facebook and comment with your favourite. Please just mention Hugh and not Jim so there’s no confusion with the counting.

CANADAGRAPH’S MAY MADNESS

We are voting to get Mads Mikkelsen into the May Madness voting currently. There’s ALOT of candidates and neither him, nor Hannibal are in the expected winners so this is important.

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST

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awkwardsituationist:

photos by alberto ghizzi panizza of two snails on italy’s po river mesmerized by a raindrop, the seeming vortex it created, and its almost instant disappearance.
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this is beautiful

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"Well, let me just put a stop to this shit right now. You can give me gold-plated day care and an awesome public school right on the street corner and start paying me 15% more at work, and I still do not want a baby. I don’t particularly like babies. They are loud and smelly and, above all other things, demanding. No matter how much free day care you throw at women, babies are still time-sucking monsters with their constant neediness. No matter how flexible you make my work schedule, my entire life would be overturned by a baby. I like my life how it is, with my ability to do what I want when I want without having to arrange for a babysitter. I like being able to watch True Detective right now and not wait until baby is in bed. I like sex in any room of the house I please. I don’t want a baby. I’ve heard your pro-baby arguments. Glad those work for you, but they are unconvincing to me. Nothing will make me want a baby.

And don’t float “adoption” as an answer. Adoption? Fuck you, seriously. I am not turning my body over for nine months of gaining weight and puking and being tired and suffering and not being able to sleep on my side and going to the hospital for a bout of misery and pain so that some couple I don’t know and probably don’t even like can have a baby. I don’t owe that couple a free couch to sleep on while they come to my city to check out the local orphans, so I sure as shit don’t own them my body. I like drinking alcohol and eating soft cheese. I like not having a giant growth protruding out of my stomach. I hate hospitals and like not having stretch marks. We don’t even force men to donate sperm—a largely pleasurable activity with no physical cost—so forcing women to donate babies is reprehensible."

The Real Debate Isn’t About “Life” But About What We Expect Of Women | The Raw Story (via brutereason)

"So, reading those three paragraphs above? I bet at some point you recoiled a bit, even if you don’t want to have recoiled a bit.  Don’t I sound selfishHedonistic? Isn’t there something very unfeminine about my bluntness here? Hell, I’m performing against gender norms so hard that even I recoil a little.

This is actually what I think, and I feel zero guilt about it, but I know that saying so out loud will cause people to want to hit me with the Bad Woman ruler, and that causes a little dread. Why do we feel this way?

What kind of training and socialization did we receive that made us think there’s something terribly wrong about a woman who is hurting no one and is actually pretty nice but wants what she wants in her private life and doesn’t apologize about it? Is there a reason that we should bully women into pretending that they’re more interested in being selfless and eternally nurturing than they actually are, even at great cost to themselves?”

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*cheer*

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itscarororo:

"I can’t recall the taste of food… nor the sound of water… nor the feel of grass.."

-Frodo “S.A.D.” Baggins

By Caro Ramsey [tumblr | twitter | society6]

This was absolutely me this winter. I think I hit “defeat” in mid-January after the first polar vortex.

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that-fucking-lame-dude:

Game of Thrones cast photos out of character.

I love these photos so much

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Possibilities

medievalpoc:

Today on medievalpoc we brainstormed historically accurate Asian women as Robin Hood in Medieval England, with possible Trotula the Medieval gynecologist as a Merry Woman, touched on 30 ways to become An Immortal from a non-Western perspective (including eating mermaid meat!), revisited the accurately diverse demographics of the Caribbean and possibilities thereof (including LGBT pirates), saw some average peasants of color from the Renaissance doing their peasant thing, learned about the legendary beauty of an enslaved man named Paul in Pre-Revolutionary France, attempted to clarify the sociopolitical nuances of terminology, religion and race in 16th century Spain and Portugal, and called out Gilgamesh for being a raging tryhard.

^ In one day. Which is kinda the point here-and why I can be pretty critical of how we see the same things over and over and over in Medieval style fantasy media.

No writer or creator is limited by history or “historical accuracy”.

Anything you can possibly imagine has a historical precedent.

I find that prospect absolutely thrilling, and I hope you do, too.

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pinoy-culture:

Happy 2nd Birthday to the Pinoy-Culture blog! :D
It has been a good two years since the blog started back on March 22, 2012.
Throughout the last two years of running this blog I have learned new things not just from my own research but from others. I have also met some of the most awesome kababayans on here, some whom I have also personally met and some I still would love to.
The blog has grown and gained so many followers both Pilipin@ and those who aren’t but who are interested in our diverse culture and history. I hope the blog has made it a resource for those who want to learn more about our cultures and history and who we are as a people.
I thank each and every one of my followers both old and new for all your support and I look forward for another year of running this blog.
Now onto the real announcement. :)
As a thanks for all your support and to celebrate the blogs 2nd anniversary I am doing a giveaway to 3 lucky followers.
Each winner will receive one of the following Pilipin@/Pilipin@-American books of their choice.
- Filipino Tattoos: From Ancient to Modern by Lane Wilcken - The Forgotten Children of Maui by Lane Wilcken
- Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous by Leny Mendoza Strobel
- Way of the Ancient Healer by Virgil Apostol.
- Back from the Crocodile’s Belly: Philippine Babaylan Studies and the Struggle for Indigenous Memory by S. Lily Mendoza and Leny Mendoza Strobel
 It doesn’t matter what book you choose and if 2 or say all 3 winners choose the same book to receive, they will all receive the same book.
Now how can you enter?
1.) You must be following the Pinoy-Culture blog. Anyone who starts following the blog after this post will not be qualified for the giveaway.
2.) You must reblog this post onto your main blog, no side blogs. You can reblog this post as many times as you like to try to increase your chances of winning.
3.) All winners must have a valid mailing address so I can send the book. No, P.O. boxes. All personal information will be kept confidential and private.
4.) You must reply back to me within a week after I post the winners of the giveaway on April 30. I will be both making the announcement and sending a notification to each winner. If you don’t reply back I will randomly choose another winner.
5.) Unfortunately, due to Amazon sometimes limiting international shipping in some countries for some products, at the moment only those residing in the U.S. will be able to receive the package. If anyone knows a way around this, seeing as far as I know they can’t ship the books outside the U.S., do let me know. As for right now though only U.S. residents are eligible for this giveaway.
And thats about it. Again the giveaway will end on April 30 at 10pm EDT. The winners will be randomly select ed and announced the following day on May 1.
Good luck! :)

pinoy-culture:

Happy 2nd Birthday to the Pinoy-Culture blog! :D

It has been a good two years since the blog started back on March 22, 2012.

Throughout the last two years of running this blog I have learned new things not just from my own research but from others. I have also met some of the most awesome kababayans on here, some whom I have also personally met and some I still would love to.

The blog has grown and gained so many followers both Pilipin@ and those who aren’t but who are interested in our diverse culture and history. I hope the blog has made it a resource for those who want to learn more about our cultures and history and who we are as a people.

I thank each and every one of my followers both old and new for all your support and I look forward for another year of running this blog.

Now onto the real announcement. :)

As a thanks for all your support and to celebrate the blogs 2nd anniversary I am doing a giveaway to 3 lucky followers.

Each winner will receive one of the following Pilipin@/Pilipin@-American books of their choice.

- Filipino Tattoos: From Ancient to Modern by Lane Wilcken

- The Forgotten Children of Maui by Lane Wilcken

- Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous by Leny Mendoza Strobel

- Way of the Ancient Healer by Virgil Apostol.

- Back from the Crocodile’s Belly: Philippine Babaylan Studies and the Struggle for Indigenous Memory by S. Lily Mendoza and Leny Mendoza Strobel


It doesn’t matter what book you choose and if 2 or say all 3 winners choose the same book to receive, they will all receive the same book.

Now how can you enter?

1.) You must be following the Pinoy-Culture blog. Anyone who starts following the blog after this post will not be qualified for the giveaway.

2.) You must reblog this post onto your main blog, no side blogs. You can reblog this post as many times as you like to try to increase your chances of winning.

3.) All winners must have a valid mailing address so I can send the book. No, P.O. boxes. All personal information will be kept confidential and private.

4.) You must reply back to me within a week after I post the winners of the giveaway on April 30. I will be both making the announcement and sending a notification to each winner. If you don’t reply back I will randomly choose another winner.

5.) Unfortunately, due to Amazon sometimes limiting international shipping in some countries for some products, at the moment only those residing in the U.S. will be able to receive the package. If anyone knows a way around this, seeing as far as I know they can’t ship the books outside the U.S., do let me know. As for right now though only U.S. residents are eligible for this giveaway.

And thats about it. Again the giveaway will end on April 30 at 10pm EDT. The winners will be randomly select ed and announced the following day on May 1.

Good luck! :)

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revnickie:

islandofmisfitbloggers:

Hettienne Park (Beverly Katz) made a wonderful post about her views on Beverly’s death and the hate that has been directed at Bryan Fuller because of it. 
You can read it here. I strongly encourage everyone to. 

"On the other hand, I also felt like that was sort of akin to relegating a female cop to a desk job rather than sending her out into the field. Isn’t that sort of perpetuating the notion that women are the weaker sex?"
Please read.

revnickie:

islandofmisfitbloggers:

Hettienne Park (Beverly Katz) made a wonderful post about her views on Beverly’s death and the hate that has been directed at Bryan Fuller because of it. 

You can read it here. I strongly encourage everyone to. 

"On the other hand, I also felt like that was sort of akin to relegating a female cop to a desk job rather than sending her out into the field. Isn’t that sort of perpetuating the notion that women are the weaker sex?"

Please read.

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Sophie Turner for Tatler UK (April 2014)

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hemipelagicdredger:

isabellab4:

sizvideos:

TL;DR : Watch this incredible story in video

This is amazing… I do hope he ate one of the penguins she brought him… just to be polite…

The leopard seal probably read the human as a baby seal — I guess the size and way of swimming are just about right…

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"

Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

"

Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)

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filiabelialis:

everythinglordoftherings:

This better be my cake

This is an awesome idea. Although I’d also be tempted to make all the lesser rings of power as a batch of cupcakes, and give them to my friends. 
…But they would be all of them decieved, for another cupcake would be made. 
In my apartment, in the fires of my oven, I will bake in secret a Master Cupcake to control all the others. And into this cupcake I will pour my flour, my sugar, and my will to dominate all confections. 

filiabelialis:

everythinglordoftherings:

This better be my cake

This is an awesome idea. Although I’d also be tempted to make all the lesser rings of power as a batch of cupcakes, and give them to my friends. 

But they would be all of them decieved, for another cupcake would be made. 

In my apartment, in the fires of my oven, I will bake in secret a Master Cupcake to control all the others. And into this cupcake I will pour my flour, my sugar, and my will to dominate all confections. 

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redthreadedcostumes:

fripperiesandfobs:

Costume designed by Hortense Guillemard for Beatrice Agenin in the 1982 production of Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s Life is a Dream

From the Centre National du Costume de Scene

I want to know how they made that encrusted pattern. Wow. And Life is a Dream, yessss.

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