April182014

chaniatreides:

THIS IS THE OTHER PART OF MY LIFE

(Source: ambitiouspants, via averypotterwhovian)

April172014

what if I didn’t have excessively strong feelings about fictional characters

12PM
fuocogo:

sharkchunks:

fennecwolfox:

oeste:

misterhippity:

I tried a 2-D printer once, and the paper jammed.
So now I just painstakingly re-create my paper copies by hand, like a medieval monk.

i tried using paper, but the edges crumpled
so now i just chisel my commandments into stone, like old testament god

I tried using stone, but it cracked and broke.
Now I just scream everything at passersby, hoping they’ll remember what I said so I can ask them about it when I need it.

I tried shouting things at passersby but they ignored me.
Now I emit allohormones in a gypsobelum that bonds selectively with the recipient’s hemolymph to reconfigure their bursa copulax into a copulatory canal. I can only say one thing, “I want to mate with you,” but really, what else ever needs to be said?

i tried whatever that was and it worked just fine 10/10

fuocogo:

sharkchunks:

fennecwolfox:

oeste:

misterhippity:

I tried a 2-D printer once, and the paper jammed.

So now I just painstakingly re-create my paper copies by hand, like a medieval monk.

i tried using paper, but the edges crumpled

so now i just chisel my commandments into stone, like old testament god

I tried using stone, but it cracked and broke.

Now I just scream everything at passersby, hoping they’ll remember what I said so I can ask them about it when I need it.

I tried shouting things at passersby but they ignored me.

Now I emit allohormones in a gypsobelum that bonds selectively with the recipient’s hemolymph to reconfigure their bursa copulax into a copulatory canal. I can only say one thing, “I want to mate with you,” but really, what else ever needs to be said?

i tried whatever that was and it worked just fine 10/10

(via averypotterwhovian)

11AM

eurovision is what europe does nowadays instead of world wars

11AM

got my little sister into Buffy, which is generally a good thing except it has the unfortunate side effect that as I type this she’s playing one-sided volleyball with my head to make me let her watch it

April162014

Anonymous asked: Did you ever see Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing? What did you think of it?

thecitysmith:

They…seemed terribly aware that they were speaking Shakespeare.

This happens often in completely modern adaptions, as the actors are made much more aware that they’re speaking differently than they normally do. It can happen in any adaption actually. You’re speaking the prose and poetry of what’s considered by some the pinnacle of the English language. One of the only times English is considered beautiful! And actors give these monologues and asides like they know they’re speaking Shakespeare. Grandly and respectfully.

And it doesn’t work.

I enjoyed the adaption. I liked the actors and everything. But I didn’t think they were the characters. I thought it was a fairly good reading of Shakespeare. As in, they read their lines. Without understanding them.

Because Shakespeare wasn’t some noble, respectful old guy. He was a cocky poet and actor, working to make a living, making dick jokes and bragging about his awesomeness. Yes the words are beautiful but they were also human. Shakespeare’s words are organic, energetic, even the speeches are not people being talked *at* but people being talked *to*.

The iambic pentameter’s rhythm is that of a heartbeat.

Once your words come fluidly, sound real, sound human, that’s when you’re preforming Shakespeare. When you understand what’s actually being said, behind the metaphors and the made up words. You’re not making a speech! You’re showing your characters thoughts! You’re a person! It was actually considered very ugly in most of Europe because of that- the first Shakespeare play performed in English in Europe was in the 1900s! because English wasn’t good enough, not formal enough! It’s never good enough for Europe! Not that mongrel language from that damp island no one likes!

And if you are speaking formally, stiffly, reciting poetry instead of speaking the words your character is saying with emotion and realness, then you do that history a disservice.

tl;dr, Shakespeare’s poetry didn’t come from the heavens, but was dredged up from the earth. It’s relaxed and human and should be treated as a friend, not someone you want to impress. Also, I am very, very English.

April152014

bisexiel:

ravenclawsleftclaw:

bisexiel:

BISEXUALS ARE NOT CONFUSED

Bisexuals are not confused

BISEXUALS. ARE. NOT. CONFUSED.

BISEXUALS ARE NOT CONFUSED

bisexuals are not confused god this is like the easiest concept ever you piece of shit douchewagon why can’t you just fucking accept it it’s absolutely infuriating

idk im kind of confused on taxes?? 

BISEXUALS ARE ONLY SLIGHTLY CONFUSED ABOUT A FEW THINGS

LIKE TAXES AND AP CALC AND THE OCCASIONAL RIDDLE

(Source: illogikirk, via averypotterwhovian)

10PM

averypotterwhovian asked: to be fair, both me and Eric thought the purple pigeon comment was completely normal. You're just as sane as I am.

…well, that’s scary. thanks, Evan.

3PM
“What if pigeons are really purple and we just haven’t realized it yet?” me, after waking up on a plane and feeling extremely disoriented
April142014

thirstiest:

nentindo:

hokeyfright:

can the science side of tumblr explain this

image

swag • per • a • tion /swaəgpərashion/

adj. To channel the swagger inside of you and turn it into pure teleportation energy.

i.e. “dude, this party blows, i’m swagperating out of here”

this person wrote a noun, listed it as an adjective, and defined and used it as a verb

what do you expect

this is SKIENCE not ENGLISCH

(via the-fandoms-are-cool)

12PM

thetechnicolortrenchcoat:

Today is Copernicus’s 541th birthday. You may remember Copernicus as the man who said “Hey, what if the Earth went around the sun?” To which the Catholic Church replied “Hey, what if we set you on fire?” 

(via censoredcadenza)

12PM

Actual Quotes from my Dad (An English Teacher)

  • Dad: Why the hell did you put a comma there?
  • Dad: Do you even know what a participial phrase is?
  • Dad: Omg. He's like my favorite character of all time.
  • Dad: Who should I dress up as for the movie premier?
  • Dad: Hey are you awak? I know it's late, but you read Animal Farm, right? Yeah. I need you to read this report. I can't tell if I am just super tired or if this is actual bullshit.
  • Dad: Alesha wouldn't be able to spell 'definitely' right if wrote it down for her. She would fucking erase it and then write 'defiantly', because she doesn't care. I hate her.
  • Dad: I need you to bake brownies. I lost a bet.
  • Dad: Omg. You cannot ship me with Gilcher. You know I don't like tattoos and he's like twenty-five. And for Christ's sake, he teaches math.
  • Dad: Omg. Gilcher said the funniest thing today.
  • Dad: Mrs. Ashworth and I have decided to start a band. It'll be called Great Expectations.
  • Dad: It's like you didn't read the fucking book.
  • Dad: Okay. So this week you're reading this book I stole from Mrs. Ashworth's. It's like sixty pages long, but you'll love it.
  • Dad: *puts books on my bed for me to read everyday and demands that I read them*
  • Dad: My son doesn't like reading. I have not only failed him, but society. You aren't my son. Leave.
  • Dad: Okay. So you're getting books for Christmas. All of you. I get discounts on them since I'm a teacher, and since I'm a teacher, it's all I can afford, so...
  • Dad: Fucking standardized testing can go fuck itself in the ass.
  • Dad: I have to teach for the required testing instead of what they really need to know.
  • Dad: Fuck the government.
  • Dad: Fuck the school board.
  • Dad: Close the door.
  • Dad: Charles Dickens was so fucking pretentious, and I hate him, but he also caused change, but he's such a Dick. Ha. DICKens.
  • Dad: I love puns.
  • Dad: People who say sarcasm is the lowest form of humor are assholes.
  • Dad: Please shut up.
  • Dad: Catching Fire was the worst book but the best movie and that feels weird.
  • Dad: I wouldn't get so mad when you call me at school if you didn't change your ringtones to inappropriate rap music.
  • Dad: I fucking hate Alesha. She asked what countries were apart of Austria-Hungary today and I almost told her to get out.
  • Dad: You cannot visit my school in a dress that short. There are boys there.
  • Dad: Barbra Parks is fucking Queen.
  • Dad: I need you to make me a good, relaxing playlist for silent reading. I'm too lazy.
  • Dad: If I have to watch two of my students grind on each other at one more dance, I will kill them both.
  • Dad: They act like I care what they think.
  • Dad: I hate homework.
  • Dad: I have decided to become a politician.
  • Dad: What's the one book with the guys and the one kills the other and the chick without a name who dies and the short angry man? Mouseman? Oh my fucking gosh. Of Mice and Men. I have failed.

school 

10AM

10:01 I CAN EAT PASSOVER FOOD NOW

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