Peter Capaldi has clearly no shame(!) about his full geekness/anorakness
Reader, writer, cookie biter. Working as an SEO/A project manager for a company up North. Graduate of the English-Speaking Cultures and Cultural Studies. I write fanfic and post it on AO3, I write TV and movie reviews and post them on wordpress. Writing an impassioned magazine-style piece on Sherlock for a copy test practically got me my job.
Harry Potter bloopers
(Dumbledore’s obviously been visiting Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes)
EVEN BETTER IS THAT THEY DID IT BECAUSE DAN HAD ASKED TO BE PUT NEXT TO THIS ONE GIRL HE HAD A CRUSH ON AND EVERYONE KNEW IT AND THEY WANTED TO EMBARRASS THE CRAP OUT OF HIM IN FRONT OF HER
JOHN: So why are you talking to me?
SHERLOCK: Mrs Hudson took my skull. (part 2)
Sherlock’s playing an interesting game with John: is this flirting? Is this a form of gaslighting? I don’t think John is sure himself. Sherlock’s charming (or rather, John can’t help but find him charming when he’s funny in the end), but John’s trying to be careful. His expression is such a contrast to Sherlock’s, here. Sherlock’s playful and unusually open, and of course being Sherlock’s skull is quite the honor. John, on the other hand, actually sighs at the idea that of course, he’s an inanimate object. Donovan’s words about Sherlock echo in his head, and he even asks Sherlock to set his mind at ease moments afterwards. John wants a bit of appreciation, he wants to be real; Sherlock’s practically vibrating with the need to impress, which means he has to be cool. This misunderstanding will continue unabated for quite some time.
John’s still feeling things out, going where the going’s good. John never bursts in where he’s uninvited, and he’s always sensitive to the slightest hint that he might be (just as Sherlock is, though Sherlock assumes where John gives it more of a chance). So naturally, he’d hit on Anthea earlier— that was just John’s reflex. Some minutes later at Angelo’s, it’s half-reflex with Sherlock too, though of course he likes Sherlock a lot more, and surely it’s rarer for John to poke a bit out of the closet, probably. John’s just wary by nature, while Sherlock’s wariness has been learned (as we’ll see with Sebastian Wilkes), and he expresses his doubts by covering them up in an over-the-top way (he pokes then throws a tantrum when the other person says ‘ow’).
John’s just got trust issues, and Sherlock wasn’t really being reassuring in ASiP, leaving him at crime scenes, copping to a drug habit, admitting to being a ‘high-functioning’ sociopath and telling John to come and fetch his phone. Sherlock’s all but wooing him (it’s a dance, it’s got steps, he can do that, he’s good at that). I don’t think Sherlock means to send mixed signals; the game is on just to be liked, and the flirting comes naturally. Of course, it’ll be quite a while before either of them knows this was going on.
testing new pen with some baddest witches in town
Alfie Enoch in How to Get Away With Murder 1x01
I think this guy looks so much like a baby bird that just hatched
do you ever think about how little Michelangelo cared
Water color, minimalist print of Toothless spying a bird.
Do you have your own mood lighting now, because, frankly, the accent is enough.
"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin
This man was a pure genius.
The comic works just as well if you ignore the class labels - the white man rides straight to the top, the white woman can MAYBE make it if she climbs the treacherous rope, and the POC is going to have to learn to fly.
I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.
You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.
Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.
A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.
On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.
So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.
As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.
Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.
First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.
Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.
You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.
Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.
Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.
"The tragedy of that poor boy’s life is not the realization that he’s not the grand prize he’s assumed, but that he’s not even second place."