From the Bear Pit

counterpunches:

hetagarnet:

qichi:

linguisticsyall:

Where does your tongue stay when you’re not speaking? If you’re an English-speaker, it’s behind the top front teeth. If you’re a Russian-speaker, it’s on the bottom of your mouth, lying flat.

#what #for real

I JUST FREAKING CONSCIOUSLY CHECKED AND TRIED TO MAKE IT LAY FLAT BUT NO, IT’S SERIOUSLY AT THE TOP OF MY MOUTH. I DON’T LIKE THIS

 

ETA: Academic-looking source!

magpieandwhale:

tygermama:

  • the Avengers get really bored one day and pick names out of a hat and trade costumes and spend the rest of the day pretending they got bodyswapped to mess with Tony
  • it’s Steve’s idea

No, guys, I need this right now.

thusspakekate:

sourcedumal:

kiercetheveil:

prokopetz:

You were so focused on whether you COULD do it, you never stopped to ask whether you SHOULD.” - Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

the quote made it

Mother of god

what a time to be alive

polysymphonic:

thewolverina:

elaran:

galaxystew:

Leverage commentary from ‘The Last Dam Job’:

Dean Devlin: Now, a little tidbit for fans out there – the art that you’re seeing on the wall are actually the tiles from the very original Stargate: the Movie, which I still have.
[exclamations from the others]
DD: It was actually – the show had wrapped, and I was getting in my car to drive to the airport, and I noticed that someone had dismantled the Stargate and thrown it in a big giant dumpster and I went “No, no, no, no!” and I dove into the dumpster, pulled out all these tiles, boxed them up, and…
John Rogers: I’ll tell you what – the Stargate – I wish you hadn’t [dismantled it], because there is a lost shot, one we could not do. When we bring the team back together at the beginning of Season 2 we had little moments of what everybody said what they did during the break, and Eliot’s was going to be “What did you do?” and we were going to flash to the Stargate with him in the gear going “All right, but this is the last time!” And then flash back and him going “No.” But the Stargate was broken, it was thrown away!

OH MY GOD

HAHAHAHAHAH

You guys are the best and also the worst. <3

FTR they were also going to have a flash to him covered in alien goo after that YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MIGHT HAVE TO FIGHT AN ALIEN line in the close encounters job but they didn’t have budget/time

polysymphonic:

thewolverina:

elaran:

galaxystew:

Leverage commentary from ‘The Last Dam Job’:

Dean Devlin: Now, a little tidbit for fans out there – the art that you’re seeing on the wall are actually the tiles from the very original Stargate: the Movie, which I still have.

[exclamations from the others]

DD: It was actually – the show had wrapped, and I was getting in my car to drive to the airport, and I noticed that someone had dismantled the Stargate and thrown it in a big giant dumpster and I went “No, no, no, no!” and I dove into the dumpster, pulled out all these tiles, boxed them up, and…

John Rogers: I’ll tell you what – the Stargate – I wish you hadn’t [dismantled it], because there is a lost shot, one we could not do. When we bring the team back together at the beginning of Season 2 we had little moments of what everybody said what they did during the break, and Eliot’s was going to be “What did you do?” and we were going to flash to the Stargate with him in the gear going “All right, but this is the last time!” And then flash back and him going “No.” But the Stargate was broken, it was thrown away!

OH MY GOD

HAHAHAHAHAH

You guys are the best and also the worst. <3

FTR they were also going to have a flash to him covered in alien goo after that YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MIGHT HAVE TO FIGHT AN ALIEN line in the close encounters job but they didn’t have budget/time

angelsaves:

pervocracy:

cleolinda:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

I’m in on this feud and I have chosen my side.

MARA WILSON, YOU HAVE MY SWORD.

AND MY AXE!!!!

theladymonsters:

magesmagesmages:

sounds-simple-right:

badscienceshenanigans:

kbdownie:

thegingermullet:

Did they ever reveal how Captain America was thawed? Because I’m picturing a bunch of Shield agents with hair dryers and I don’t think that’s quite right.

I don’t think they’d want to microwave him so hair dryer is really the only remaining option. That’s how I’d do it.
badscienceshenanigans
Do you have a sciency way to accomplish this task?


Well, let’s see. 

To thaw a 1.5 metric ton colossal squid frozen in a block of ice (the only way the fishermen who trawled the thing in could bring it home before it went bad), scientists put it in a big vat of brine just above 0 Celsius/32F. That allowed the fresh water to melt while still keeping the squid as cold as possible. Essential, since for a giant corpse with tentacles, certain parts are bound to thaw days before others and could become quite rotten before the rest comes out of the ice block if you’re not careful. 

HOWEVER Captain America was still alive, which complicates things. On the other hand, even supersoldiers are significantly smaller than this record-setting colossal squid. This helps thaw logistics somewhat.

Much like the squid, Captain America would have to be kept at a consistent temperature throughout his body in order to be thawed successfully. If his extremities were to thaw more than a minute or two before his heart and lungs were thawed and reactivated, the tissue wouldn’t have any oxygen and would quickly die. What a shame to bring back Steve Rogers only to have him be the poster boy for gangrene. Brain tissue becoming metabolically active before the cardiovascular system began functioning would be even more disastrous— possible permanent brain damage. 

And the GH-325 project was born

To keep his temperature as equal as possible across his entire body, something like the squid brine or (more likely) an antifreeze solution would be used. Immerse the Capsicle in brine until the entire unit is within a degree or two of thawing* to begin Phase II.

*Note that due to presence of salts, fats, protein, etc, the freezing point of meat is actually 28-29F. Apologies to non-US readers, sadly I only work with American meat and don’t know the freezing point of corpses/beef in Sane Country Units. That being said, Steve Rogers is 100% American meat. Fahrenheit shall be considered the appropriate unit for this project. 

At the thawing point, it’s important to consider life support functions. I don’t know how fast human tissue uses up oxygen at refrigerator-range temperatures, but I’m going to assume that the sooner you have oxygen circulating the better. A heart-lung machine would be needed to oxygenate and move the blood around for a while before the heart gets started back up. 

Meanwhile, because Captain America’s last un-frozen moments were spent deep underwater, there may be decompression issues at play. Whatever gas bubbles may have been present in his tissue are currently frozen in place, but when he thaws they can move about and create embolisms —> the bends. Better put him in a hyperbaric chamber just in case. 

Since Captain America regained consciousness in a recovery room rather than during the thaw process, it may be safe to assume that he was sedated and/or placed in a drug-induced coma during thaw. 

So at this point we’ve got a giant bathtub of brine, a heart-lung machine, oxygen canisters, lots of drugs, plus all the necessary monitoring equipment all inside a hyperbaric chamber. After thawing the antifreeze bath could be replaced with gradually warming water or saline solution in order to bring Captain America back up to normal body temperature. So many machines! This is US medicine at its finest.

Forced warm air blowers (hairdryers) are needed after Captain America is fully thawed, organ systems are reactivated, and he is brought back to normal body temperature. At this point it becomes necessary to dry and style Captain America and put him in period-appropriate jammies to sleep it off in a vintage hospital room. If you think hearing the wrong baseball game tipped him off fast, you should see him wake up with bad hair. 

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THIS IS THE BEST POST IN THE HISTORY OF EVERYTHING.

That being said, Steve Rogers is 100% American meat. Fahrenheit shall be considered the appropriate unit for this project. 

Bastille - Pompeii Layers
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deans-fucking-fallen-angel:

sassykylesimmons:

all-this-bastille:

playalchemy:

Three different versions of Pompeii. Capitol Studios, Brit Awards performance, and the original. I don’t know what happened.

This is… AMAZING

It’s like a beautiful choir of dan smiths

jesus
 christ

what

roantnerd:

tranblogger:

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guys…

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guys

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"oh yeah you guys use celcius"

i live in america and i hate it cause i’m too fucking smart for this shit

wsswatson:

people: “benedict cumberbatch is the most attractive actor to play sherlock holmes”

me:

OFFICIAL PANNIBAL RECAP

nbchannibal:

MESSAGES FROM HUGH AND MADS (They couldn’t make it ;_;)

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Hugh has a mustache rn

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SURPRISE GUEST, RAUL ESPARZA, who we discover will be BACK for Season 3 in full force (and a face scar)

Bryan proclaims the entire show is, in reality, fanfic *high-fives everyone*

The food of Season 3 will be… ITALIAN *gesticulates loudly*

Brian is looking for puppy name suggestions for the rest of Will’s dogs. TWEET THEM AT HIM!

Aaron Abrams is Tiramisu (according to Scott Thompson and his dining fantasies. We’ll leave it at that.)

A BOOK “THE ART AND MAKING OF " IS COMING OUT VERY SOON. 

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WE WATCHED PART OF THE BLOOPER REEL WHICH YOU CAN WATCH

SO MUCH FANTASTIC COSPLAY SUCH AS

BUSINESS CASUAL CHILTON

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TIED UP WILL

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AND WILL AND THE WENDIGO

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Oh… and we creepily snuck this photo of a flower crown Wendigo in the hotel. Please be safe, there are Wendigos everywhere!

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Gag reel! Which isn’t a region-restricted video!

An open letter to anyone involved in that mockery that was reading Teen Wolf fanfiction only to make fun of it.

doctorscienceknowsfandom:

talesfromthemek:

swingsetindecember:

kimmi-watch:

Congratu-fucking-lations to Clever TV (whatever the fuck that is), Jeff Davis and the Teen Wolf Cast who were involved in that frankly ridiculous and mean display of reading aloud snippets of fanfiction.

Just think about what you did there. You took three fanfictions, small snippets from them and took them out of the context of a whole story. And then you went on to ridicule them. So now there are three people out there who are feeling shit about themselves and about their writing.

What if those were the first stories for these writers? What if these were young people who just had their confidence dashed? What if it took all of their courage to post these stories, hoping that someone, anyone, would like them, only to have their work read aloud, out of context, by people who were obviously just waiting for them to be bad?

I hope you are all really proud of yourselves. You may have just made someone vow never to try to write again, which means that they won’t ever improve on their writing because EVERYONE improves their writing over time, but you’ve taken that away from them. Some great piece of literature may never be written now, we’ll never know.

We are your fans. We are what gives the show ratings. We are who make the hype for your show, even though it is declining in quality. And you mock us? You take something that has been happening for as long as there have been works for people to write about and shit all over it. Fanfiction should be heralded, not made fun of.

THIS FUCKING SHOW IS BASICALLY FANFICTION OF A MOTHER FUCKING 80’S MOVIE STARRING MICHAEL J. FOX. ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS RIGHT NOW????

 I swear to God, I am so sick of being made fun of by these people for enjoying their content. I get to enjoy it in whatever way I choose and you shouldn’t be able to make fun of me for it. You shouldn’t be calling me sick and twisted for liking a non canon pairing or telling me I’m watching it for the wrong reasons. You shouldn’t be downplaying the popularity of one of my ships in the “real world”, only to turn around and play all over that apparently only Tumblr popular ship to get ratings. You shouldn’t be making fun of me for writing fanfiction and taking the show in directions you never would and/or could. 

We are fans. We are the power behind your show. Do you know how many shows get axed because they’re not popular enough? You are popular because of us. And what do you do? You put us down all the time for being fans of your show and being creative about it, being passionate about it. Well guess what, you keep going the way you’re going and no one’s going to make you one of the highest producers of fanworks anymore, that’s a pretty huge thing in this day and age. People are going to stop tuning in and there go your ratings. People are going to be so disenchanted by you making fun of us for one thing or another and they’re not going to tune in to any future works of yours in case it happens again.

Just stop. Stop shitting all over your fans. We love this show, we love these people, and you’re making it so hard for us to continue to love you.

*sighs deeply but is not surprised this happened*

Do you know what two things I find well and truly bitterly amusing?

First: one of the fics mocked was a finalist in Teen Wolf’s official fanfic contest back in 2012.

Second: LESS THAN A WEEK AGO MTV LAUNCHED THE COLLECTIVE.

So, with that in mind, dear mtv and teenwolf powers that be, please explain to us why exactly we should trust you with our fanworks.

I don’t think “shots fired” is strong enough. Nukes launched. Back to the Stone Age for those fuckers.

notanotherfandomblogger:

(Note: While this post discusses the recent doxxing of a well-known member of the Welcome To Night Vale fandom, I will not be using her real name at any point. While the name is undoubtedly known to many people, I nonetheless ask anyone reblogging or commenting on this post or related posts to practice similar discretion. The more distance she can put between her professional identity and the damaging false accusations made against her, the better.)

This post was created as part of a joint effort by several people. It was written by branwyn-says, and co-signed by some (but not all) of the people who have been personally affected by the situation. I created a new blog for this post, both to keep the bulk of the traffic away from my personal blog and so that other people could make posts on the subject at a later time, if they wished to. I apologize for any confusion created by my use of the passive voice, which I deemed necessary to protect people’s privacy.

The purpose of this post is to bring to light information that will hopefully prevent what happened to Tumblr user sodomquake from happening to anyone else. I will only present information that has been verified through screencaps or personal statements from multiple people involved.

This post concerns the actions of a particular Tumblr user, namely the individual who has admitted to creating the teethforlunch blog that doxxed sodomquake. After serious discussion with people who know this individual, we as a group have elected not to disclose their identity at this time. This decision was made in the interests of protecting vulnerable persons, and in the hopes that teethforlunch will choose to take a break from fandom for awhile and seriously consider the choices that led them to engage in behavior that has harmed many people. This post will be using they/their pronouns to refer to teethforlunch, not as a reflection of that person’s gender identity or personal pronoun choice, but simply to protect their privacy.

Our hope is that the information we are sharing will create a context for serious fandom discussions that address the way we engage one another when it comes to important matters such as social justice and accountability.

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tamorapierce:

Clintasha 4/10 AUs | "Soulmates"
"Where everything is black and white until you meet your soulmate."
"Impossible... you can't be!"
"Sir, we got a problem."

I like it.

iwannagiveyousomethingbetter:

If you don’t like musicals, you should remember that Cosette, Miranda Priestley, James Bond, Leonard’s mom, Dr. Erik Selvig, Howard Stark, Molly Weasley and Mr. Darcy sing Abba songs in Greece.

iwannagiveyousomethingbetter:

If you don’t like musicals, you should remember that Cosette, Miranda Priestley, James Bond, Leonard’s mom, Dr. Erik Selvig, Howard Stark, Molly Weasley and Mr. Darcy sing Abba songs in Greece.