themacandcheesefiles:

actorswithactionfigures:

deantrippe:

Star-Lord, man.

http://www.themarysue.com/gotg-chris-pratt-visits-childrens-hospital/

Chris Pratt visits the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital this week in full GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PETER QUILL / STAR-LORD costume (which he kept for this very reason) to cheer up kids. 

This guy! :D Well done!

This might be a mac and cheese focused blog but in no way can I deny reblogging this. Chris Pratt is the man.

well, not JUST peter quill

take a look at the pattern on the second kid’s sheets

owldee:

this fucking mentality that you can’t be best friends with your significant other, that romance ruins a friendship, that BOTH FRIENDSHIP AND ROMANCE CANNOT OCCUR SIMULTANEOUSLY kills me like

that’s such a horrible, horrible and unhealthy mentality to have

lazymoth:

I don’t normally comment on this kind of thing here on my development blog, but it’s a close issue to me because soon I will be making my first professional game public and trying to make it with game development as a livelihood.
I wanted to reblog this but I don’t want the base post to keep getting more notes so I screencapped it instead. The link in above passage is located here. Please do not let Scott Cawthon become villainized by tumblr because of one person’s misinformation. Please read the linked message.
If you see anyone you know going along and actually believing this BS please take the time of day to correct them. Today someone’s promising career of professional artwork was unjustly attacked, both financially and even worse ethically. Please do not give permanence to this wide-scale hate campaign of a great developer for literally no reason, and please remember this site is a public forum where anything can blow up, and you should be careful when you say things that you did not personally research the veracity of.
Sorry this is part of your experience with tumblr so far Scott Cawthon. I swear there are rad people here.

(Both games, incidentally, look hella cool.)

lazymoth:

I don’t normally comment on this kind of thing here on my development blog, but it’s a close issue to me because soon I will be making my first professional game public and trying to make it with game development as a livelihood.

I wanted to reblog this but I don’t want the base post to keep getting more notes so I screencapped it instead. The link in above passage is located here. Please do not let Scott Cawthon become villainized by tumblr because of one person’s misinformation. Please read the linked message.

If you see anyone you know going along and actually believing this BS please take the time of day to correct them. Today someone’s promising career of professional artwork was unjustly attacked, both financially and even worse ethically. Please do not give permanence to this wide-scale hate campaign of a great developer for literally no reason, and please remember this site is a public forum where anything can blow up, and you should be careful when you say things that you did not personally research the veracity of.

Sorry this is part of your experience with tumblr so far Scott Cawthon. I swear there are rad people here.

(Both games, incidentally, look hella cool.)

sublim-ature:

Mt. Rainier, WashingtonMax Foster

sublim-ature:

Mt. Rainier, Washington
Max Foster

Let’s see how many Discworld fans this gets to

coto524:

GNU John Dearheart

artiestroke:

ynnuf:

You’ve been buttering your cats wrong this whole time.

Science side of tumblr strikes again

You said it yourself, bitch, we’re the guardians of the galaxy.

what about Gaza and Ferguson John? do they not deserve your respect? you're such a hypocrite, i's disgusting
Anonymous

fishingboatproceeds:

I think this is a deeply flawed way of looking at the world.

Now, I have talked about Ferguson, and I’ve talked about Gaza. (In fact, I’ve been writing and talking about Israel and Palestine for more than a decade.) But there are many important problems facing the world that I haven’t talked about: I haven’t talked much about the civil war in South Sudan, or the epidemic of suicide among American military personnel, or the persecution of Muslim Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Is that okay? Is it okay for me to talk about, say, racism in football and lowering infant mortality in Ethiopia? Or must we all agree to discuss only  whatever is currently the ascendant news story? Is it disrespectful to Ferguson protesters to talk about continued political oppression in Egypt now that we are no longer reblogging images of the protests in Tahrir Square? I think this is a false choice: If you are talking about Ferguson and I am talking about Ethiopian health care, neither of us is hurting the other.

I think the challenge for activists and philanthropists online is in paying sustained attention, not over days or weeks but over years and decades. And I worry that when we turn our attention constantly from one outrage to another we end up not investing the time and work to facilitate actual change. We say “THE WORLD IS WATCHING,” and it is…until it isn’t. We’ve seen this again and again in Gaza and the West Bank. We’re seeing it in Iran. We’re seeing it in South Sudan. And we’re seeing it in the U.S., from net neutrality to Katrina recovery.

The truth is, these problems are complicated, and when the outrage passes we’re left with big and tangled and nuanced problems. I feel that too often that’s when we stop paying attention, because it gets really hard and there’s always a shiny new problem somewhere else that’s merely outrageous. I hope you’re paying attention to Ferguson in five years, anon, and I hope I am, too. I also hope I’m paying attention to child death in Ethiopia. I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive.

I really don’t want to minimize the effectiveness of online activism, because I know that it works: To use a personal example, I’ve learned a TON from the LGBT+ and sexual assault survivor communities in recent years online. People on tumblr make fun of me for apologizing all the time, but I apologize all the time because I am learning all the time, and every day I’m like, “Oh, man, Current Me has realized that Previous Me was so wrong about this!”

But we can only learn when we can listen. And when you call me a hypocrite for talking about X instead of talking about Y, it makes it really hard to listen.

At times, online discourse to me feels like we just sit in a circle screaming at each other until people get their feelings hurt and withdraw from the conversation, which leaves us with ever-smaller echo chambers, until finally we’re left only with those who entirely agree with us. I don’t think that’s how the overall worldwide level of suck gets decreased.

I might be wrong, of course. I often am. But I think we have to find ways to embrace nuance and complexity online. It’s hard—very, very hard—to make the most generous, most accepting, most forgiving assumptions about others. But I also really do think it’s the best way forward.

chroniclesofamber:

Everyone’s always looking at their tricorders these days.

Okay, so most people call them iPhones.  And this item, called the Node

works with the Android to function as a gyroscope, thermometer, magnetometer, accelerometer, humidity meter, altimeter and barometer.  While NASA has already produced a small gas sensor chip

that plugs right into the iPhone’s dock.  But now someone has gone and taken it a step farther by creating an affordable spectrometer which reads a reflected beam of light to determine the molecular makeup of the object it shines upon.  The small hand-held device works with — what else? — your iPhone.

Tricorders have arrived.  Roddenberry’s guess as to when they would appear was just off by a couple of centuries.

chroniclesofamber:

Everyones always looking at their tricorders these days.

image

Okay, so most people call them iPhones.  And this item, called the Node

image

works with the Android to function as a gyroscope, thermometer, magnetometer, accelerometer, humidity meter, altimeter and barometer.  While NASA has already produced a small gas sensor chip

image

that plugs right into the iPhones dock.  But now someone has gone and taken it a step farther by creating an affordable spectrometer which reads a reflected beam of light to determine the molecular makeup of the object it shines upon.  The small hand-held device works with  what else?  your iPhone.

image

Tricorders have arrived.  Roddenberrys guess as to when they would appear was just off by a couple of centuries.

thebrainscoop:

Only good things can come of this. 

"Would you care for a date?"
"You mean…. another data point?"
"No, I… was thinking about dinner."
—-
"Joan, will you….
"Yes?"
"…be my co-author?" 
"Oh, Meredith! Et al!" 

lacigreen:

i can’t tell you how many times i’ve spoken up about harassment only to be told to “learn to take a compliment”.  
since when do “compliments” intrude on my space?  what kind of “compliment” makes a person feel unsafe or threatened?
harassment isn’t a compliment.  know the difference.

Note that this is not a case of exact words - the left CAN be threatening, and the right CAN be flattering* depending on body language, voice tone, and who you’re talking to!
*to some subgroups of gay men**
**note that you run a significant risk of getting disemboweled if you guess wrong. I don’t recommend the tactic.

lacigreen:

i can’t tell you how many times i’ve spoken up about harassment only to be told to “learn to take a compliment”.  

since when do “compliments” intrude on my space?  what kind of “compliment” makes a person feel unsafe or threatened?

harassment isn’t a compliment.  know the difference.

Note that this is not a case of exact words - the left CAN be threatening, and the right CAN be flattering* depending on body language, voice tone, and who you’re talking to!

*to some subgroups of gay men**

**note that you run a significant risk of getting disemboweled if you guess wrong. I don’t recommend the tactic.

vicious-desperation:

bepeu:

no one has a crush on me. i am too strong to be crushed

image

the-real-seebs:

roachpatrol:

rememberwhenyoutried:

lisaquestions:

vayena:

this is the most whiny baby cowshit i’ve ever seen

I was on the internet before the twits who made this image. They are so full of shit.

hahaha oh my goodness
[Geocities] taught us to squint at dark grey text on a black background
[Weebls Stuff] taught us about badgers and mushrooms, and to avoid snakes
[MetaFilter] taught us to always overthink a plate of beans

KIDS THESE DAYS DON’T LIKE THE STUFF I LIKE OR THINK THE THINGS I THINK, SO I HATE THEM

I just feel like I should state, for the record:

When my spouse and I got together, you know what the most popular web browser was?

It’s a trick question. There weren’t web browsers yet.

And I would say it’s fairly accurate to say that I “grew up online”, because I have been using the Internet (or UUCP anyway) to talk to random strangers about fandom stuff since sometime before the Great Renaming, so, pre-1987. I still had to sit on phone books to reach the terminals when I first got into an argument over whether the Doctor would ever fix the chameleon circuit. And you know what? Fuck you, get off my lawn, the kids are no worse than you were at their age.

Wow, the graphics basically:*old person voice* those dern kids need to stay off my lawn!

the-real-seebs:

roachpatrol:

rememberwhenyoutried:

lisaquestions:

vayena:

this is the most whiny baby cowshit i’ve ever seen

I was on the internet before the twits who made this image. They are so full of shit.

hahaha oh my goodness

[Geocities] taught us to squint at dark grey text on a black background

[Weebls Stuff] taught us about badgers and mushrooms, and to avoid snakes

[MetaFilter] taught us to always overthink a plate of beans

KIDS THESE DAYS DON’T LIKE THE STUFF I LIKE OR THINK THE THINGS I THINK, SO I HATE THEM

I just feel like I should state, for the record:

When my spouse and I got together, you know what the most popular web browser was?

It’s a trick question. There weren’t web browsers yet.

And I would say it’s fairly accurate to say that I “grew up online”, because I have been using the Internet (or UUCP anyway) to talk to random strangers about fandom stuff since sometime before the Great Renaming, so, pre-1987. I still had to sit on phone books to reach the terminals when I first got into an argument over whether the Doctor would ever fix the chameleon circuit. And you know what? Fuck you, get off my lawn, the kids are no worse than you were at their age.

Wow, the graphics basically:
*old person voice* those dern kids need to stay off my lawn!

wryan:

geekyangie:

factsinallcaps:

ONE TIME A GROUP OF NATIVE AMERICANS TOOK A MILITARY FORT ESTABLISHED BY THE ENCROACHING SETTLERS BY PLAYING LACROSSE.

THEY STARTED PLAYING AND THE BORED SOLDIERS CAME OUT TO WATCH THE GAME. WITH ALL THE SOLDIERS DISTRACTED, THEY HURLED THE BALL…