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May 23 2018

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gellavonhamster:

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell + Tumblr Text Posts (1/?)

<!-- more --> for many reasons I REALLY should be asleep right now but I’m kinda hopped up on caffeine and exercise sooooo :/

May 22 2018

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aprillikesthings:

advanced-procrastination:

justinbthemagician:

By Matt Baker

Ngl i saw the top line and was ready to scroll through this rainbow homestuck nonsense

Isn’t it missing some letters from Germanic, though? Ð and Þ? We didn’t keep them but they were in English for a while!

rugessnome:

I can hear frogs or something loud in the night and like I’m honestly pretty much on the edge of town I’m not out in the country…

unspeakablehorror said: Any ponds nearby? If not I’m guessing it’s toads and not frogs. Either way it sounds like there is a healthy amphibian population nearby, which means probably less pollution. There’s a creek I pass by sometimes at night and hear a bunch of frogs there

Well uh, supposedly there might be a pond (it does not look it in the satellite view on maps but idk and pretty sure it would be on someone’s land), but I’m apparently about ¾ mile as the crow flies from a river so…that could be it?

I can hear frogs or something loud in the night and like I’m honestly pretty much on the edge of town I’m not out in the country…

May 21 2018

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linguisten:

Syntax Wars — The saga continues …

essay which eventually makes an argument about which fandom discourse is good political praxis and which is ungood

permian-tropos:

I know it’s crass to connect inane fandom crap to real world atrocities so to be just minimally crass: recent real world atrocities have indeed made me think of inane fandom crap I’ve seen, but then I wondered what the right way to discuss the parallels even is. Stories resemble reality and things fans say diegetically about fiction (like, the thing we all do where we phrase it like it’s real) can resemble things people say about reality. Diegetic opinions can resemble shitty real world opinions. And we argue constantly about what to do about it.

I’m feeling fucking pissed about some real world opinions, but I don’t think dumb Star Wars fandom arguments technically cause the real world opinions I’m super fucking pissed about, the way people think they do. So this isn’t about that. (spoilers it eventually is about that but I’ll say it’s not for now)

I want to argue that discourse should be about examining every diegetic opinion that feels possible. Everything from baseless nonsense, to things you agree with, to things you are comfortable agreeing to disagree about, to opinions canon tries to slip by unquestioned, like, “there’s nothing to be done about the fact that Coruscant has billions of poor people buried underground like a wealth inequality layer cake”. 

I’m reframing the inflammatory “your diegetic opinions describe your real world ones” or the moral panicky “your diegetic opinions will become your real ones”: The more possible it feels that you’d find fans with the diegetic opinion, the more valid your society/culture treats the real-world counterpart.

Keep reading

<!-- more --> cue 4am existential crisis, desire to be back in Michigan, and random thoughts about 11+ years ago…

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waitingforstarwars:

unspeakablehorror:

waitingforstarwars:

unspeakablehorror:

waitingforstarwars:

unspeakablehorror:

waitingforstarwars:

So the Star Wars “Explained” industry on YouTube is truly a magical genre. For your consideration, here is a screenshot from a video I clicked on. I wasn’t disappointed when this popped up. Even better than this still photo is the fact that they animated it, so Plagueis and Sidious were going for a little stroll as they talk about abomination.

A technical breakdown of this video screenshot:

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The special power was how to self-levitate. Walking is for those pedestrian Jedi ascetics.

Such a bore. *drinks blue space chardonnay*


No but seriously thanks for letting me know because once the puppet show happened I didn’t even catch what they were even talking about.

I think it’s fun to speculate what the special power is. Another possibility:

“Today, I teach you to feed off the Living Force, my Apprentice.”

“Blood?!” *expression of eager anticipation*

“What, no. I’m an herbivore. I’m going to teach you how to eat this grass. Why do you think I took you to this giant empty field?”

Ohhhh you were joking above. Again, I was too busy dying to continue the video properly.

The field/grass idea is amazing. So nice to see those monsters take a stroll to get some “sun” on their vampire skin. 

Haha yes, I guess sometimes my deadpan humor can be mistaken for a factual accounting, but indeed, I made it all up.

And thanks! Today, Palpatine learns about the power of plants to harness the mighty sun, and how he can use his forbidden Sith abilities to feed off that power.  AKA ‘How to Eat Grass 101′, as taught by Professor Plagueis, He Who Will Live Forever, True Dark Lord of the Sith, and Expert in the Mysteries of Abomination.

I totally believe this 100% made up explanation, especially considering who Plagueis’ master was in Legends. Wait till Lord Vader learns he has to drink pureed wheatgrass after he turns to the Dark Side. D; What a let down. 

What are you implying there about Darth Tenebrous? X)

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cobbledstories:

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell edition of this meme bc i have no impulse control

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bookhobbit:

@lajpaal‘s tags on this post were irresistible and i’m extremely sorry

May 20 2018

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szimmetria-airtemmizs:

Space filling curve, five generation. Inspired by the awesome http://robertfathauer.com/IterationArt.html

Twitter, Facebook.  

aceofsquiddles:

davidalleynes:

davidalleynes:

power move: exclusively referring to sports played by women as “sports” and all the men’s sports exclusively as “men’s sports”

referring to athletes who are women as “athletes” and athletes who are men as “male athletes”

@feelingsbutnofeelings Dude do you remember ‘men’s football’?

May 19 2018

doctormoth:

No.

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unspeakablehorror:

waitingforstarwars:

unspeakablehorror:

waitingforstarwars:

So the Star Wars “Explained” industry on YouTube is truly a magical genre. For your consideration, here is a screenshot from a video I clicked on. I wasn’t disappointed when this popped up. Even better than this still photo is the fact that they animated it, so Plagueis and Sidious were going for a little stroll as they talk about abomination.

A technical breakdown of this video screenshot:

image

The special power was how to self-levitate. Walking is for those pedestrian Jedi ascetics.

Such a bore. *drinks blue space chardonnay*


No but seriously thanks for letting me know because once the puppet show happened I didn’t even catch what they were even talking about.

I think it’s fun to speculate what the special power is. Another possibility:

“Today, I teach you to feed off the Living Force, my Apprentice.”

“Blood?!” *expression of eager anticipation*

“What, no. I’m an herbivore. I’m going to teach you how to eat this grass. Why do you think I took you to this giant empty field?”

Plagueis you were supposed to be a biology nerd! He is a human! How is he supposed to digest GRASS??

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allthingslinguistic:

New favourite example of structural ambiguity: “Fake degree claims dog prominent Spanish politicians.” 

stimmyabby:

be the surreal nonsense you wish to see in the world

getintherobot:

billciipher:

imagineyouricon:

imagine your icon as the protagonist of the last show you watched

If you need a laugh please look at the tags on this post

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