Prominant NPCs do not approve.

dontbearuiner:

the-alchemists-mind:

Bashir needs to chill way the fuck down, he’s being so gross towards the ladies. he’s like Riker only instead of constantly bagging the chicks he hits on, they’re like “ok wow that’s… special. I’m gonna go now”, which is AS IT SHOULD BE, but still I’m embarrassed for him

Bashir’s one true love is O’Brien, even the story bears this out.

Bashir/Garak forever. (Also, I loved the Miles/Keiko O’Brien relationship.)

ninjaconsultant:

everysnmrecap:

From the Desk of <tumblr name here>:

Last night I attended Sleep No More for the <number> time, and it was <hyperbolic adjective of your choice>. [Insert a perfunctory expression of worry that it will someday get boring, but it hasn’t yet].

And so I will now recount all the amazing sexytimes…

This is that amazeballs hilarious parody recap from two years ago which I am now bookmarking to refer back to more easily!  (Thanks bloodwillhavebloodtheysay for digging out the link.)

I think the piece is almost anthropological in nature, because it’s directly parodying a kind of blog entry from superfans that’s dropped off lately.

Also I worry that anytime I blog about the show it will just turn into this.

…that’s pretty accurate. What I want from one of these “go a million times superfans” is a full mapping of where things are and where the actors go. I experienced Sleep No More the first time I saw it, and enjoyed it the second. Now I just want it deconstructed.

theonion:

Man’s Anxiety Not About To Let Depression Muscle In On Turf

Mine have always been very good about sharing.

theonion:

Man’s Anxiety Not About To Let Depression Muscle In On Turf

Mine have always been very good about sharing.

airspaniel:

gmbeowulf:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

I knew, the first time I heard that line, that Tumblr was going to be up in arms about it, no matter how good everything else was. Because that’s what Tumblr does. Good on Al for handling it well (though I’m not surprised). I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if he changes the line for the concert performances of the song.

I didn’t even mention it on Tumblr, but I caught endless shit IRL and on FB for mentioning that his use of the word “really bothered me,” while at the same time I said I loved the song and thought it was awesome. I didn’t actually see any discussion of it here on Tumblr that was any more vitriolic or unreasonable than what I posted. Loving a thing and acknowledging its problematic elements is not the same as “being up in arms” about something. And what gets me is how many people have nodded their heads and said “Oh, I knew the internet was going to freak out about that,” because what that says to me is that they recognized that something problematic is there, but elected to pre-emptively laugh at the people who are affected by it instead of doing anything constructive. And that seems shitty to me.
Al didn’t know, Al knows now, Al apologized without justifying it. And I think it is likely he will change that line from now on, because the right thing to do when someone says “that word is a slur, please don’t use it” is to apologize and stop using it, and he’s already halfway there.

&#8230;I was thinking less of your reaction (which, admittedly, I hadn&#8217;t seen), and more of the folks who reacted as if Al had suddenly transformed himself into the love child of Robin Thicke and Mel Gibson, as his use of this one word in one song obviously means he&#8217;s the most ableist misogyist transphobic homophobic racist that ever walked the earth. Which somebody on Tumblr does every time a celebrity&#8212;especially one who is generally good about social justice matters&#8212;says something slightly &#8220;problematic&#8221;.  Tumblr social justice forgives no faults from people who try to do good, and persistently ignores actual dickwads (except, perhaps, Robin Thicke). See &#8220;Cancel Colbert&#8221; or that one time Jennifer Lawrence said the t-word.
So, by, &#8220;Oh, I knew the internet was going to freak out about that&#8221; I meant, &#8220;Someone is going to disproportionately label Al a hater worse than Hitler long before he has a chance to respond, and it&#8217;ll likely go viral with people who always err on the side of being offended.&#8221;
Was the line badly-chosen and worth changing and apologizing for? Certainly. It is worse crucifying the man for? Fuck no. But that doesn&#8217;t stop the internet outrage machine.

airspaniel:

gmbeowulf:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

I knew, the first time I heard that line, that Tumblr was going to be up in arms about it, no matter how good everything else was. Because that’s what Tumblr does. Good on Al for handling it well (though I’m not surprised). I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if he changes the line for the concert performances of the song.

I didn’t even mention it on Tumblr, but I caught endless shit IRL and on FB for mentioning that his use of the word “really bothered me,” while at the same time I said I loved the song and thought it was awesome. I didn’t actually see any discussion of it here on Tumblr that was any more vitriolic or unreasonable than what I posted. Loving a thing and acknowledging its problematic elements is not the same as “being up in arms” about something. And what gets me is how many people have nodded their heads and said “Oh, I knew the internet was going to freak out about that,” because what that says to me is that they recognized that something problematic is there, but elected to pre-emptively laugh at the people who are affected by it instead of doing anything constructive. And that seems shitty to me.

Al didn’t know, Al knows now, Al apologized without justifying it. And I think it is likely he will change that line from now on, because the right thing to do when someone says “that word is a slur, please don’t use it” is to apologize and stop using it, and he’s already halfway there.

…I was thinking less of your reaction (which, admittedly, I hadn’t seen), and more of the folks who reacted as if Al had suddenly transformed himself into the love child of Robin Thicke and Mel Gibson, as his use of this one word in one song obviously means he’s the most ableist misogyist transphobic homophobic racist that ever walked the earth. Which somebody on Tumblr does every time a celebrity—especially one who is generally good about social justice matters—says something slightly “problematic”.  Tumblr social justice forgives no faults from people who try to do good, and persistently ignores actual dickwads (except, perhaps, Robin Thicke). See “Cancel Colbert” or that one time Jennifer Lawrence said the t-word.

So, by, “Oh, I knew the internet was going to freak out about that” I meant, “Someone is going to disproportionately label Al a hater worse than Hitler long before he has a chance to respond, and it’ll likely go viral with people who always err on the side of being offended.”

Was the line badly-chosen and worth changing and apologizing for? Certainly. It is worse crucifying the man for? Fuck no. But that doesn’t stop the internet outrage machine.

Holy crap I remember these! I may actually even have the fries and the burger in one of the bins of my old toys.

This week. It hasn’t been listening.
In related news, fuck United Healthcare with a serrated knife.

This week. It hasn’t been listening.

In related news, fuck United Healthcare with a serrated knife.

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

I knew, the first time I heard that line, that Tumblr was going to be up in arms about it, no matter how good everything else was. Because that’s what Tumblr does. Good on Al for handling it well (though I’m not surprised). I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if he changes the line for the concert performances of the song.

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

I knew, the first time I heard that line, that Tumblr was going to be up in arms about it, no matter how good everything else was. Because that’s what Tumblr does. Good on Al for handling it well (though I’m not surprised). I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if he changes the line for the concert performances of the song.

castielangelofthetrenchcoats:

allkillernofiller:

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if my boyfriend/husband/whoever did this 2 me i would respond via throwing up on him

I am fairly certain that my response would be to ask for a divorce once he is covered in vomit

“We have a problem of mismatched libidos. I have compiled evidence in an obsessive yet childishly passive-aggressive way.”

“As if it weren’t sufficiently clear we are incompatible, I’m going to respond to this by posting it on the internet in a similarly passive-aggressive way so that strangers can shame you, rather than attempting to be grown-up about it.”

God, I hope they’re divorced now.

johnshavesfor-sherlock:

broughttoyoubytheletterq:

when im a parent i won’t take my kid’s electronics when they get in trouble i’ll just take the charger so i can watch the fear in their eyes as they use it less and less while the battery slowly begins to run out

please never become a parent

Actually, the “I’ll take away the charger until you do X” method might be vaguely effective (so long as you keep track of which devices have complimentary chargers, of course). “You can’t charge your phone / DS / tablet / whatever until you clean your room / write this essay / other longer-term task.” But it also depends on the kid and their level of stubbornness, cleverness and dependence on the item.

dreadpiratekhan:

tastefullyoffensive:

Animal Anatomy Charts [via/bird/corgi]

Related: How to Pet Animals

………..Booplesnoot.

I’m trying to predict the stock market and I don’t even know why anyone approved this.

bigscaryd:

lolmythesis:

Computer Science, Kings College London

If you succeed, it’s the opening reel of an action/thriller.

If you succeed, that’s how you know it’s a fantasy.

He’ll only pass his thesis if he dedicates the body of it to, “This is what I tried, and this is why it failed.”

castielangelofthetrenchcoats:

i swear, sometimes i just want to quit this website because of how ignorant some people are

I think it’s an indication of my mental state that I keep reading Tumblr instead of, say, Talking Time, where the people are either sane or well-moderated. I should probably cut myself off for a while and do a Let’s Play or something.

Surprisingly, perfectionists are often procrastinators, as they can tend to think “I don’t have the right skills or resources to do this perfectly now, so I won’t do it at all.”

I’m going to argue that isn’t the slightest bit surprising.

I’m scared no one will love me.

I’m scared someone will love and then see me sad or angry or naked or tired and then stop.

This is an easy and common fear. Even when someone has clearly loved you for years, it’s easy to believe the slightest mis-step might still drive them away.

It’s also wrong. Love is better than that. And if someone doesn’t love sad, angry, naked tired you, they don’t love you. But someone will—and odds are good at least one person already does.

kingcheddarxvii:

wecansexy:

i relate so deeply to this video, this video is what it truly means to be “popular” on tumblr

PAWNEE’S CITIZENS ARE LITERALLY ANONS AND THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD TURN OFF ANON

Before the internet, there were town hall meetings. And stupid people are eternal and inescapable.