Streaming Consciousness

I'm sure it'll seem like a good idea at the time...

October 19, 2014 11:33 pm
Hands of Clay: Chapter 9 (Bucky/Steve MCU domestic!au)

mhalachai:

Reading this chapter made me late to work today. I do not regret it at all.

11:30 pm
madlori:

thatdudewithboobs:

kninja27:

i wAS WATCHING MYTHBUSTERS AND WHAT THWE HELL JUSYT HAPPENED

These men are scientists. Meaning they have spent years of advanced college in several fields.
I want you to think about that.

The pedant in me needs to point out that neither Jamie nor Adam are, in fact, scientists.  They are both special-effects designers, in slightly different ways (Jamie specializing in robotics and engineered effects, Adam in model building).  Neither of them ever studied science.  Adam studied acting at the Tisch school (he was a child actor).  Jamie’s only non-honorary degree is in…Russian linguistics.
This just goes to show that you don’t have to have a PhD to think rationally, apply scientific method, or use critical reasoning skills.  And that it is possible to educate oneself about scientific principles.  Science is not the vaunted bastion of the ultra-educated or mega-geniuses, as it is so often thought of.  It is, or should be, accessible to everyone.
THAT is what Jamie and Adam have done.  Brought science and the scientific method to a lot of people who wouldn’t otherwise have thought that science was something they could understand.

madlori:

thatdudewithboobs:

kninja27:

i wAS WATCHING MYTHBUSTERS AND WHAT THWE HELL JUSYT HAPPENED

These men are scientists. Meaning they have spent years of advanced college in several fields.

I want you to think about that.

The pedant in me needs to point out that neither Jamie nor Adam are, in fact, scientists.  They are both special-effects designers, in slightly different ways (Jamie specializing in robotics and engineered effects, Adam in model building).  Neither of them ever studied science.  Adam studied acting at the Tisch school (he was a child actor).  Jamie’s only non-honorary degree is in…Russian linguistics.

This just goes to show that you don’t have to have a PhD to think rationally, apply scientific method, or use critical reasoning skills.  And that it is possible to educate oneself about scientific principles.  Science is not the vaunted bastion of the ultra-educated or mega-geniuses, as it is so often thought of.  It is, or should be, accessible to everyone.

THAT is what Jamie and Adam have done.  Brought science and the scientific method to a lot of people who wouldn’t otherwise have thought that science was something they could understand.

(Source: biophosphoradelecrystalluminesce)

11:16 pm
tamorapierce:

weneeddiversebooks:

corinneduyvis:

weneeddiversebooks:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks YA Flow Chart!
Like thrillers? Contemporary? Romance? Graphic Novels? Humor? We’ve got recommendations for you!

For anyone who may be unable to read the graphic or just wants easy links of the books, here’s a transcription.
Looking for a diverse YA book? Just follow the arrows to what you love for a perfect read!
Sports?Hoops by Walter Dean MyersBall Don’t Lie by Matt de la Peña
Romance?To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny HanTwo Boys Kissing by David LevithanIf You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
Action or Psychological Thriller?Fake ID by Lamar GilesPanic by Sharon M. DraperPointe by Brandy ColbertGirl Stolen by April Henry
Funny?Openly Straight by Bill KonigsbergSince You Asked by Maurene GooSoul Enchilada by David Macinnis Gill
Adventure & Vicarious Travels?Flygirl by Sherri L. SmithHuntress by Malinda LoSummer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Fantasy?City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam ForsterDevil’s Kiss by Sarwat ChaddaOtherbound by Corinne DuyvisAkata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Graphic Novels?The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny LiewPersepolis by Marjane SatrapiYummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri and Randy DuBurkeThe Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica NovgorodoffTrickster: Native American Tales by Matt Dembicki
Dystopian & Science Fiction?Proxy by Alex LondonControl by Lydia KangThe Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn JohnsonKiller of Enemies by Joseph BruchacDiverse Energies edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti
OtherTasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam BarakatBrown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline WoodsonYaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg MedinaAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saénz

Thank you Corinne!!

I’ve never been sorry with any Walter Dean Myers, Sherri L. Smith, Nnedi Okorafor, Malinda Lo, Gene Luen Yang, or Joseph Bruchac novel I’ve ever read.  (Talk about a mixed bag!)  And Alaya Dawn Johnson’s THE SUMMER PRINCE is one of the best pieces of science fiction I’ve read in a long time.

tamorapierce:

weneeddiversebooks:

corinneduyvis:

weneeddiversebooks:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks YA Flow Chart!

Like thrillers? Contemporary? Romance? Graphic Novels? Humor? We’ve got recommendations for you!

For anyone who may be unable to read the graphic or just wants easy links of the books, here’s a transcription.

Looking for a diverse YA book? Just follow the arrows to what you love for a perfect read!

Sports?
Hoops by Walter Dean Myers
Ball Don’t Lie by Matt de la Peña

Romance?
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Action or Psychological Thriller?
Fake ID by Lamar Giles
Panic by Sharon M. Draper
Pointe by Brandy Colbert
Girl Stolen by April Henry

Funny?
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
Since You Asked by Maurene Goo
Soul Enchilada by David Macinnis Gill

Adventure & Vicarious Travels?
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Fantasy?
City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
Devil’s Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Graphic Novels?
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri and Randy DuBurke
The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff
Trickster: Native American Tales by Matt Dembicki

Dystopian & Science Fiction?
Proxy by Alex London
Control by Lydia Kang
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
Diverse Energies edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti

Other
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saénz

Thank you Corinne!!

I’ve never been sorry with any Walter Dean Myers, Sherri L. Smith, Nnedi Okorafor, Malinda Lo, Gene Luen Yang, or Joseph Bruchac novel I’ve ever read.  (Talk about a mixed bag!)  And Alaya Dawn Johnson’s THE SUMMER PRINCE is one of the best pieces of science fiction I’ve read in a long time.

October 18, 2014 11:44 pm

tamorapierce:

tielan:

[] It should be a truth universally acknowledged
That a heroine in a major cinematic franchise
must be in want of her own damn movie.

~ Me: “Come on, Marvel, don’t be such weenies.” ~

"Weenies" is not the word I would use.

11:20 pm

slaughteroftheweeaboos:

ppl my age have children what the hell i am a children

(Source: buriaq, via hotspurious)

11:16 pm 11:11 pm
http://aphilologicalbatman.tumblr.com/post/100368221163/armalis-sci-fi-episodes-i-want-ships

armalis:

sci-fi episodes i want:

  • ship’s computer crashes due to virus acquired during a porn download from a lower decks ensign
  • firmware update was pushed out to the fleet, has vital error in the clock program that causes every computer to repeat 2300. translators have to explain to the…

That first one is basically the pilot of “Chuck.”

October 16, 2014 10:34 pm
fivethingsunmixed:

did-you-kno:

Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who claimed there was a link between autism and vaccines, changed the data of his research and falsified his documents to prove his theory. He was banned from practicing medicine and labeled an “elaborate fraud” in 2010. Source

ALWAYS FUCKING REBLOG

fivethingsunmixed:

did-you-kno:

Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who claimed there was a link between autism and vaccines, changed the data of his research and falsified his documents to prove his theory. He was banned from practicing medicine and labeled an “elaborate fraud” in 2010. Source

ALWAYS FUCKING REBLOG

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October 15, 2014 10:28 pm

askerquestioner

captainwarbuckle: Teach me how to Star Trek

klingoff:

  1. netflix
  2. have about 544.5 hours of free time (or 22 and a half days, three quarters of a month.) ((this does not include movies.))
  3. don’t sleep.
  4. get emotional about aliens.
  5. watch them in order (DS9 and Voyager tend to get very plot-centric in their later seasons)
  6. trick your friends into watching star trek.

congrats you have now Star Trek

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9:55 pm

tamorapierce:

superhappy:

cognitivedissonance:

After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?

“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”

The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.

BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?

BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?

The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.

This. Is. Not. OK.

guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons

And the responses have begun.  The male gamers are joking about a woman’s fear of an anonymous person who said he would write his manifesto in her spilled blood—as if it were no big deal.  How much more vile can you get, guys?   And how scary?  I wouldn’t show up, with this as my welcome card and the state saying they would deploy no serious protective movements.

One of these days one of these ha-ha-just-a-joke guys is going to make good on his jokes while wearing a metal cup to protect his goodies, and all of the rest of the gamer nutballs are going to say, “We didn’t know he was for realz.” 

Guess what, assclowns?  I don’t want Anita Sarkeesian to take that chance.  I don’t want any woman to take that chance.  I want women to be safe so they can get your hostile, threatening, abusive asses thrown into jail.