Prominant NPCs do not approve.

spookygasm:

i like the term ‘gender alignments’ because it presents new identities such as: lawful gender, gender evil, and the ever mysterious gender gender.

Everyone we know would just pick Chaotic Gender anyway, so why even bother?

unwinona:

thefrogman:

Lee Gatlin [blogspot | tumblr | flagpole]

This reminds me of my actual favorite game when killing time…I invented it when in a super awful play that was THREE HOURS LONG, a half hour of which I was stuck at the outside entrance (small theatre life) in a parking lot for FIVE WEEKS OF SHOW with a co-star.  It’s good fun when you’re waiting in long lines or on car trips.  Here are the rules:
You have to pick your A-List, B-List, and C-List superpowers.  
A-List:  X-Men status, badass superpower.  Something that makes you a boss in the boss fight, great for fighting, etc. (Example:  You know what they are.)
B-List:  Absolutely a real superpower, but you do not live in a universe where you will ever have to fight crime.  Nothing fight-related.  Power must be something amazing, but only for making life way easier.  (Example:  Never running out of toilet paper, ability to charm cops out of writing tickets, wallets that always have a hundred bucks in it every time you open it, instant makeup conjuring, teleportation but only to places you normally go.)
C-List:  The hardest and most fun.  Technically a power, but absolutely useless.  (Example: Houseplants never die, can talk to possums but they don’t respect you, can sense when a pen in somebody’s drawer is out of ink.)

I feel like my inability to taste parsley—and therefore eat even the bitterest tabbouleh with impunity—is already a C-list power, by these standards.
If I’m picking A-list powers, my top choices are generally telepathy (comics Xavier-level), or super-intelligence (post-Crisis Brainiac 5 level). Both have extensive applications outside of fights, and the latter has the advantage of letter you build all of the other superpowers, given sufficient time and equipment.

In my life right now, the B-list power of choice would probably be localized macro-scale entropic reversal: Things around me spontaneously get cleaner and fix themselves over time, rather than the reverse. Think of the time I could save!

unwinona:

thefrogman:

Lee Gatlin [blogspot | tumblr | flagpole]

This reminds me of my actual favorite game when killing time…I invented it when in a super awful play that was THREE HOURS LONG, a half hour of which I was stuck at the outside entrance (small theatre life) in a parking lot for FIVE WEEKS OF SHOW with a co-star.  It’s good fun when you’re waiting in long lines or on car trips.  Here are the rules:

You have to pick your A-List, B-List, and C-List superpowers.  

A-List:  X-Men status, badass superpower.  Something that makes you a boss in the boss fight, great for fighting, etc. (Example:  You know what they are.)

B-List:  Absolutely a real superpower, but you do not live in a universe where you will ever have to fight crime.  Nothing fight-related.  Power must be something amazing, but only for making life way easier.  (Example:  Never running out of toilet paper, ability to charm cops out of writing tickets, wallets that always have a hundred bucks in it every time you open it, instant makeup conjuring, teleportation but only to places you normally go.)

C-List:  The hardest and most fun.  Technically a power, but absolutely useless.  (Example: Houseplants never die, can talk to possums but they don’t respect you, can sense when a pen in somebody’s drawer is out of ink.)

I feel like my inability to taste parsley—and therefore eat even the bitterest tabbouleh with impunity—is already a C-list power, by these standards.

If I’m picking A-list powers, my top choices are generally telepathy (comics Xavier-level), or super-intelligence (post-Crisis Brainiac 5 level). Both have extensive applications outside of fights, and the latter has the advantage of letter you build all of the other superpowers, given sufficient time and equipment.

In my life right now, the B-list power of choice would probably be localized macro-scale entropic reversal: Things around me spontaneously get cleaner and fix themselves over time, rather than the reverse. Think of the time I could save!

skalja:

damedanbo:

coolpup98:

this is silly because if you look closely you can see that the tiger is not an actual tiger but a Beanie Baby, a popular childs toy.

is that true?

I don’t know what it says about me that I went, “Wait, that beanie baby has been retired for over a decade!” and immediately went to google to check that I was right. (I was.)

I have one.  Got given it when I went to Princeton.

skalja:

damedanbo:

coolpup98:

this is silly because if you look closely you can see that the tiger is not an actual tiger but a Beanie Baby, a popular childs toy.

is that true?

I don’t know what it says about me that I went, “Wait, that beanie baby has been retired for over a decade!” and immediately went to google to check that I was right. (I was.)

I have one. Got given it when I went to Princeton.

I’m tired of Ursa Minor Beta.

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

I left a message for my superhero senator, Cory Booker.

Will Republicans in Congress block this like they’ve blocked literally everything in six years? Probably. But it doesn’t hurt to at least try to limit Comcast’s ability to screw everyone.

middlemarching:

barrylyga:

andrewstuntpilot:

Shakespeare’s Deaths and Murders infographic, by Caitlin Griffin at Drown My Books.

This was sent to me this afternoon by my former English Lit. tutor. File under: classroom wall displays. 

I was always told that a Shakespearean tragedy basically boils down to “Everyone stab the person to your left.” This is a little more precise.

the winter’s tale tho

pinstripesuit:

rainbowterrarist:

"My name is Peter Quill, but you may know me by another name…"

two of my favorite things have inexplicably been combined: weird old food ads, and Guardians of the Galaxy

pinstripesuit:

rainbowterrarist:

"My name is Peter Quill, but you may know me by another name…"

two of my favorite things have inexplicably been combined: weird old food ads, and Guardians of the Galaxy

voidbat:

collegehumor:

Cookware has never been more exciting.

Finish reading —>  7 Signs You’re Becoming an Adult

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE

Cast iron! So much awesome.

tielan:

“I don’t have any of these ingredients at home. Could you rewrite this based on the food I do have in my house? I’m not going to tell you what food I have. You have to guess.”

“I don’t eat white flour, so I tried making it with raw almonds that I’d activated by chewing them with my mouth open to receive direct sunlight, and it turned out terrible. This recipe is terrible.”

“Could you please give the metric weight measurements, and sometime in the next twenty minutes; I’m making this for a dinner party and my guests are already here.”

“i dont have an oven, can i still make this? please reply immediately”

“Does anyone know if you can make this ahead of time and freeze it?”

“Have you thought about making a sugar-free version of this?”

“Can you give us a calorie breakdown for this?”

and that’s just the article: the comments get even better!!

kiss-my-aspergers:

cosmictuesdays:

witchylana:

unbuttonedinawood:

pasiphile:

fructosebat:

swanjolras:

when i find myself in times of trouble

terry pratchett comes to me

whispering sam vimes once arrested a motherfucking dragon

you are capable of literally anything

Sam Vimes once arrested two opposing armies to end a war.

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Sam Vimes fought an ancient mind-controlling spirit and won. Sam Vimes killed a werewolf with his bare hands. Sam Vimes happily wears the awful lumpy itchy socks his wife knits him. Sam Vimes causes traffic jams in order to be home in time to read his baby a bedtime story. Sam Vimes fought at the barricades— twice. Sam Vimes waited until his interviewee had left and then put his coat over his head so no one could hear him laughing hysterically at her silly name. Sam Vimes is my hero.

Sam Vimes overcame a crippling alcohol dependency. Sam Vimes examines and confronts his internal prejudices. Sam Vimes lived in poverty because he was giving his salary to the widows and orphans of fellow officers. Sam Vimes cleaned up a corrupt police force and made it inclusive of the different ethnicities in his city.

Sam Vimes is my hero too.

He turned to leave, then seemed to have a thought. “Sergeant Dorfl!” he said, turning back. “D’you think you’ll believe in gods now?”

Every eye in the Watch House turned to the golem sergeant. “Not Gods, Yet.” said Sergeant Dorfl. “But Always Sam Vimes.”

- Mister Vimes’d Go Spare

do it for the vimes

ketchuprocket:

all-the-other-humans:

Fucking physics

Somewhere in the world, a physics professor writes the perfect exam question.

Physics: It works, bitches.

ketchuprocket:

all-the-other-humans:

Fucking physics

Somewhere in the world, a physics professor writes the perfect exam question.

Physics: It works, bitches.

shipssabriel:

I love when people randomly follow me because I assume they’ve just seen something I said and went “ah yes. This nerd seems particularly strange. Let’s see what else it does”

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

…I didn’t quite expect where this went.

antheia:

I wrote a thing. A really, really personal thing about suicide and depression. Um.

These two flavors are presented as if they’re equivalent. They are not. Bacon mac n cheese is a valid potato chip flavor; and as my wife noted, it’s actually just a less complicated version of “Loaded Baked Potato”. Cappuccino…is a thing that should not be.