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"If you’re going to bed now, you may wake up in a country that has fundamentally changed."

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britaindecides:

15 minutes until the polls close in scotland

Well. Ten o’clock. Whatever the decision is, it’s now made.

Tumblr gave a funny little shudder when I clicked to reblog this, I think it’s as nervous as everyone is.

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knittedace:

captainofthenx02:

Is time I go shower… thennnnnnnnnnnnn I will be starting to prepare for the long night ahead. I am excited, and nervous, and feeling a little sick to my stomach. 

I really wish I could stay up for it, but I have work and have to be up at 6:15. Bloody work.

I think we’ll know the result by then. I can text you when we know.

I think I’d rather hear it from you. I will probably also wake up in the night and check internet then to see how it’s developing.

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captainofthenx02:

Is time I go shower… thennnnnnnnnnnnn I will be starting to prepare for the long night ahead. I am excited, and nervous, and feeling a little sick to my stomach. 

I really wish I could stay up for it, but I have work and have to be up at 6:15. Bloody work.

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cleowho:

David Bradley recreates William Hartnell’s Goodbye Susan speech.

An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)

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sunreon:

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it’s the half-pony half-monkey monster.

Does it please you.

What’s with all the screaming.

You like monkeys, you like ponies
Maybe you don’t like monsters so much?
Maybe I used too many monkeys…

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themaefive:

axonsandsynapses:

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creatingaquietmind:

the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)

I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.
ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.
the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!

With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said. 
"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get
"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.
"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."
Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations. 
"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.
Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.

#linguistics #a.k.a. how I learned to stop worrying and love the evolution of the English language without being a discriminatory elitist jerk (via crystalandrock)

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themaefive:

axonsandsynapses:

yuletidekarkat:

dannygayhealani:

creatingaquietmind:

the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)

I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.

ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.

the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!

With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said. 

"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get

"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.

"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."

Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations. 

"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.

Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.

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inksplattersandearlyhours:

I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.

We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.

But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.

And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.

Because while we recognised and empathised with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.

Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.

But don’t push us off with an ‘all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.

Also. Since when was ‘don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?

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theharpe:

I’m sorry, but I don’t understand asexuality. I just don’t. I don’t understand all these young, single teens, 15-17 actually, claiming that they’re asexual. I think of it “well, that’s a good thing that you don’t act like a rabbit in those hard years of life when you’re becoming something more than a child”. BUT you still are and sex is for responsible adults! I don’t know but where I come from, you can’t get abortion even if you cry really hard “I don’t  want this. It was supposed to be just fun”.

I remember myself when I was 14, 15 or 16. I know that I’ve changed A LOT, so pardon me, but when 15 year old girl says “sex, awww, disgusting” I think of it as a normal reaction. But now it just seems to be popular to write everywhere I AM ASEXUAL.

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Ok, so I am going to be rude and an asshole right now because I have been dealing with this stuff for way too long and it turns out “ability to smile serenely and be polite when someone posts ignorance about your sexual orientation on tumblr” is a finite resource and I’m afraid you came along well after I ran out. So:

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