allamchick:

OMG! Awesome pix of Roger Allam as Leonardo in The Giant!

Daedalus?

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sammysstuff:

50s-dad:

fivehundredrevolutions:

A handy guide to some of the terrible things the Mail has printed since 1924.
This barely scratches the surface, though, I find it hard to believe they didn’t do anything terrible between 1956 and 1984.

and yet people still use it as a source
leftists from outside the UK still use it as a source
you all need to stop using the Daily Mail as a source FOREVER. Do not reblog, do not link, do not go to their site because they profit off ad traffic, and tell anybody you see doing any of these to immediately and permanently stop. We can’t run them into the ground but we can at least put a little dent in their profits and we can at least stop legitimising their bile by giving them anything other than negative attention.


My favourite is that “the trouble with ‘scientific’ argument, of course, is that it relies solely on empirical facts.” Yes, that is definitely troublesome for them.Moreover, I love Eastenders so I am quite happy to “catch gay” from watching it. Fuckwits.

sammysstuff:

50s-dad:

fivehundredrevolutions:

A handy guide to some of the terrible things the Mail has printed since 1924.

This barely scratches the surface, though, I find it hard to believe they didn’t do anything terrible between 1956 and 1984.

and yet people still use it as a source

leftists from outside the UK still use it as a source

you all need to stop using the Daily Mail as a source FOREVER. Do not reblog, do not link, do not go to their site because they profit off ad traffic, and tell anybody you see doing any of these to immediately and permanently stop. We can’t run them into the ground but we can at least put a little dent in their profits and we can at least stop legitimising their bile by giving them anything other than negative attention.

My favourite is that “the trouble with ‘scientific’ argument, of course, is that it relies solely on empirical facts.” Yes, that is definitely troublesome for them.

Moreover, I love Eastenders so I am quite happy to “catch gay” from watching it. Fuckwits.

louisa-live-blogs:

I saw this on figment and I couldn’t stop laughing.

louisa-live-blogs:

I saw this on figment and I couldn’t stop laughing.

(via figmentdotcom)

follow up question about tumblr hyperbole

mumblingsage:

aura218:

realsocialskills:

Is it ok to use tumblr fake upset hyperbole in asks, or is that only for posts and reblogs?

I’ve only ever seen it used as a third-person kind of thing.

Like where SCREW YOU I DIDN’T NEED MY HEART ANYWAY is something you say about something to another fan of the thing, not to the creator of the thing.

Is that something people also say to creators directly?

I’ve goten it directly in asks and comments on my fics. 

It’s …. alarming. I think the whole meme is annoying and overdone. I’d rather have a real comment.

I will accept abusive hyperbole from specific people I know, when it’s generally pretty clear what they mean. And even there it’s less “Screw you” and more “You’re so cruel you’ve BROKEN MY HEART” (the focus is on their pain, not that they’re angry with me for causing it).

I would be very cautious of using it directly to someone you don’t know very well. 

Yeah, agree there’s a line. “Insults” like “fuck you!” can be more alarming, even if it’s obvious if they’re meant hyperbolically. They still come off rude from someone you don’t know.

As a writer, I want to know WHY my fic worked for you. So, if you’re going to freak out in my inbox/comments box, at least add something constructive like “this made me laugh” or “I liked the line when he said…”

Waiting for God fic i’d like to see

Tom discovers The Sims 1. He gets a bit Overinvolved with his little computer people. It starts out with an ordinary house, but soon he’s recreating sweeping historical battles and re-shipping queens with kings who he thinks were better suited to them. But Diana is right horrified when she discovers he’s made a Sim Diana and Sim Tom. 

transsexistheterophobe:

autistiel:

thecityhorse:

adriofthedead:

swearbythefrecklesonthemoon:

chekhovs:

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website HERE.

It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.

there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site
just click it once and you’re done

if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?

Please do this for the animals!! But also please remember not to click the Autism one because that helps fund Autism $peaks.

do not fucking click the autism one please please please but click the others

transsexistheterophobe:

autistiel:

thecityhorse:

adriofthedead:

swearbythefrecklesonthemoon:

chekhovs:

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.

It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!

Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]

Go to the website HERE.

It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.

there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site

just click it once and you’re done

if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?

Please do this for the animals!! But also please remember not to click the Autism one because that helps fund Autism $peaks.

do not fucking click the autism one please please please but click the others

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follow up question about tumblr hyperbole

realsocialskills:

Is it ok to use tumblr fake upset hyperbole in asks, or is that only for posts and reblogs?

I’ve only ever seen it used as a third-person kind of thing.

Like where SCREW YOU I DIDN’T NEED MY HEART ANYWAY is something you say about something to another fan of the thing, not to the creator of the thing.

Is that something people also say to creators directly?

I’ve goten it directly in asks and comments on my fics. 

It’s …. alarming. I think the whole meme is annoying and overdone. I’d rather have a real comment.

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.

Laura Ingalls Wilder (via quotes-shape-us)

Quite a statement from someone who spends 9 books to point out that kids today don’t appreciate how good they have it.

(via sapphirebryony)

mentalflossr:

6 Insane Moments of Foreshadowing in ‘Futurama’ 
Leela’s mutant parents can be seen standing in a crowd in the season two episode “I Second That Emotion.” At this point in the series, Leela’s origins were still a mystery. The audience wouldn’t learn the truth until the season four episode “Leela’s Homeworld,” when those same parents are formally introduced.

mentalflossr:

6 Insane Moments of Foreshadowing in ‘Futurama’

Leela’s mutant parents can be seen standing in a crowd in the season two episode “I Second That Emotion.” At this point in the series, Leela’s origins were still a mystery. The audience wouldn’t learn the truth until the season four episode “Leela’s Homeworld,” when those same parents are formally introduced.

in-exxhale:

icy-brunette:

lailuna:

I HAVE WAITED MY LIFE TO FIND THIS OMG I CAN’T I JUST CAN’T

so much swag in 3 people

your lying if you say you don’t need this on your blog 

in-exxhale:

icy-brunette:

lailuna:

I HAVE WAITED MY LIFE TO FIND THIS OMG I CAN’T I JUST CAN’T

so much swag in 3 people

your lying if you say you don’t need this on your blog 

(via froggybangbang)

megakaleidoscopeeyes:

Drop dead Fred. ~ the finished version should be up just as soon as my computer is fixed

SNOTFACE!

thepurplekoala:

illura asked: Thursday’s hop, hop, I have to get in shape moment, please.

so cute when he’s being self-conscious.

(via thepudupudu)

First let’s be clear about this.

“Unemployment” does not refer to people too lazy to work or to the losers who have failed to secure an available job.

What unemployment means is that there are no available jobs. It means that X number of people are being denied work. The unemployed are not those who refuse work, or who do not seek work, or even those with poor “job-seeking” skills. The unemployed are that percentage of the population whose right to earn a living is being denied to them. The 7 percent or so unemployment rate we have had in the years following the crisis year of the Great Recession refers to the percentage of the work-force for which no jobs exist to seek, to find or to fill.

This is why the better measure of unemployment is the ratio of job-seekers to job openings. That ratio has not sunk below 3 to 1 since the Great Recession. That means that if in a single miraculous instant, every mismatch of geography, skill-set and pay-scale were met and every job opening were filled at once, then two-thirds of our unemployed would remain unemployed. And at that point there would be no reason for any of them to send out résumés, brush up on their interview skills, or do any of that other victim-blaming make-work we expect them to do, unpaid, until such time as someone deigns to allow them to earn a living again.

I prefer that ratio as a measurement of unemployment because it proves — proves — that all of the moralizing lectures levied at the unemployed are cruel and absurd.

Unemployment is ‘evil,’ the ‘opposite of just’ and ‘a real social disaster’

Everyone must read this.

(via brutereason)

This this this.

The way society treats unemployment is like bringing 10 hungry people together, putting out 2 apples and waiting to see what hapens. Then, after the two people fastests/strongest/closest to the apples have eaten, they turn on the other 8 and ask “Why haven’t you eaten?”, “Are you too lazy to eat?”, “Do you enjoy being hungry?”, “I’m sure you could have gotten that apple if you had tried harder”. Conveniently forgetting that there wasn’t enough food made available in the first place.

(via anotherlgbttumblr)

Don’t forget that the 7% doesn’t count the *underemployed* or the people who have given up looking for work, or the stay at home parents who can’t work because childcare is as much or more than their salaries, or the 25% unemployed kids under 25, or people over 65 (62?) who are unemployed and destitute but considered “retired”, undocumented immigrants, or women who are forced to work part time because they can’t find work that allows them to be pregnant or moms at the same time.

It’s almost as if the 7% is only counting white, able-bodied men. Wonder where they got that number.

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thegreatgodum:

realsocialskills:

On Tumblr, a lot of people seem to communicate happiness by exaggerated displeasure. Like, if a fic has made them sad or someone’s art is just *that good*, they’ll comment “SCREW YOU I DIDN’T NEED MY HEART ANYWAY” or something like that. But I’m always afraid to send things like that because I’m afraid it’ll be mistaken for genuine hate. What is a good way to make it clear that I actually really like what they do while keeping that sort of mock rage? Or should I just not bother?
realsocialskills said:
I don’t know, and actually I often have a lot of trouble telling whether someone is intending to complain about something or praise it when they’re talking that way.
Do any of y’all know how to tell the difference, and how to be clear about which one you mean?

thegreatgodum said:

You can never be 100% sure that your hyperbole will be understood. It’s half comical exaggeration and half context, so - if the person sounds much angrier/sadder than is usual (“and your little dog too”) or uses humorously extreme metaphoric language (“LITERALLY SHOOTING MYSELF INTO THE SUN RIGHT NOW”) AND the situation does not appear to call for anger/sadness (somebody has Done A Cute Fanart), it’s probably mock rage. Both of those things are extremely subjective - there might be someone out there for whom that situation does create anger, even if it’s just for personal association reasons. When you use hyperbole like this, you’re basically just making an educated guess that you’ve gone far enough and the situation is unambiguous enough that the odds are in your favour - it helps if you know your audience, as well, but I’d think the odds of anyone at all taking e.g. a threat to shoot anything into the sun seriously were fairly negligible.

But, basically, if a very small chance that you will be misunderstood is unacceptable, just don’t do the thing. Plenty of people communicate in more straightforward ways, even on tumblr, and you don’t need to participate in a trend if it’s going to stress you out. Honestly, I believe that worrying about being misunderstood is going to do more harm than the potential misunderstanding, but that in and of itself is a reasonable cause to avoid it in my opinion.

I’d like to add to the conversation that this is a stupid overused meme that is way passed its expiration date. Anything like that online starts out shocking and funny and then very quickly becomes just annoying. That happened with this meme about 2 years ago.

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