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August 07 2017

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gffa:

100% the most in character Darth Vader I have ever seen.

22:14

ask-oncies-jizz:

alphastigma117:

alexxdz:

fostersffff:

trilllizard420:

sanicdahegehog:

harbingerofcookies:

Whenever there is “this franchise is dying” discourse and someone says something like “I give this franchise 2 more years tops before it’s completely dead” I can only think of that one scene in DBZ when Freeza says the planet is gonna explode in 5 minutes but then it takes 10 episodes before it actually does collapse

THE SONIC FANDOM

Nintendo

Nintendo has been doomed, according to everyone and their grandmother since the fucking N64 days

>since the fucking N64 days

you are like a little baby

watch this

“Nintendo is a piece of right wing garbage”

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internet arguments is the same

22:06
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theveryworstthing:

werewolf sketches from my patreon.

I’ve been thinking a lot about werewolves and dreams.

A common trope is that a werewolf will wake up after returning to human form and only remember things in half-formed, dreamlike sequences. So what if the change was literally a kind of metamorphosis sleep walk. They all dream of being this wolf-like thing but depending on the individual’s knowledge of wolves/dogs, how their brain works in general, and how hard what is actually going on gets shoved through the dream filter, they turn into different ethereal were-beasts. That means that no two werewolves would look the same.

Imagine what nightmares would do.

Imagine the sounds they’d make.

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itsallforyoudemon:

I have always loved this guitar. Even more so, hearing Paul discuss how the guitar “looked amazing, but sounded horrible”, hence it really only being used during UNMASKED Promotiinal videos. My sister sent me this photo from the Seattle MoPop Museum. It’s safe to say we know who won the $5,000/$7,000 starting bid…

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retroscifiart:

Steve R Dodd “Riding a Natural High” Previously unpublished (1980s) (Special thanks to Steve for opening up his archives for me)

21:49
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writer-robin:

Christopher Tolkien explains why his father, JRR Tolkien, wrote down “The Hobbit” in the first place, when it was originally intended to be an oral bedtime story for his children.

(found in the forward to The Hobbit Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, 1987)

‘Damn the boy’

21:48
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bogleech:

It originally took me way too long to realize Gabumon was a weird dinosaur thing who just really wants to be a cool wolf and then actually digivolves into his fursona

21:16

sweetbabyraysgourmetsauces:

hey can i get a BOOBLESS lizard people race, and a two liter coke

21:15
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thatsmoderatelyraven:

This is so awesome where is my modern day love story

21:14
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aquaristlifeforme:

Also. That last post needed to be a gif. Because this is Tumblr after all.

20:55

starrypawz:

morepopcornplease:

justlookatthosesausages:

okay so i was bored and press without any reason ctrl+shift+K and

this is what appeared

and i couldnt resist to click this cute little ‘3D view’ button and

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

INTRODUCING

3D TUMBLR

in which you can see all the versions the code editors stacked update after update

look at just how many times the tumblr logo changed

ALSO THE INFINITE SCROLL… IN 3 DIMENSIONS

THIS LOOKS LIKE FUCKING TIMES SQUARE SCREENS

IM EXPERIENCING THE BEST THING EVER

hacker voice: I’M IN

IT’S LIKE THE HACKING INTERFACE FROM JURASSIC PARK

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August 06 2017

19:50

vaspider:

jenroses:

bead-bead:

benadrylthegoodstuff:

mattfog:

“where did this weird trope even come from?”

well, statistically speaking, probably star trek

#fuck or die #time travel #gangsters? #evil twin #detectives #they’re all Star Trek #everything is Star Trek #I am Star Trek #even you are Star Trek #there is no escaping (via purringvulcan​)

Resistance is futile.

coffee shop AU?

Yup.

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shiftythrifting:

Found in Apple Valley, CA

18:45
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rosa-raine:

supermunchor:

In Japanese, they don’t say “moon,” they say “tsuki,” which literally translates to “moon,” and I think that’s how language works.

Ok this post kills me every time I see it because it’s a variation of the in x language we don’t say “I love you,” we say “xyz” instead meme.

But see: Natsume Soseki, a famous Japanese novelist, translated “I love you” as “the moon is beautiful” saying that for a Japanese person, it will suffice.

While directly translated as “The Moon is Beautiful”, the phrase “Tsuki ga Kirei Desu ne.“ (月が綺麗ですね。, lit. “The Moon is Beautiful, Isn’t it?”) is a famous Japanese way to say “I love you”. The phrase was translated by Meiji-era novelist and teacher Natsume Sōseki since he believed that two people in love do not need direct words to convey their feelings. (Wikipedia)

Japanese is considered a graceful language (or as I like to say, indirect to the point you’re dancing in circles around each other) and the explanation for this translation goes:

夏目漱石は、二人で同じものを同じように美しいと思い、心を通わすことで愛を確認できると考えた。
ストレートな言葉でなくても意思疎通できるという考えには、日本人的な奥ゆかしさが表れている。

There is an interesting anecdote about him.
When he was an English teacher, he told his students to translate “I love you” into “The moon is beautiful, isn’t it?”
Soseki Natsume believed that when two people look at the same thing and feel the same way about it, they can connect to each other. He thought that we can understand each other without direct words. This idea shows the grace of the Japanese language. (Asahi Nihongo)

So in Japanese, they don’t say “moon,” they say “tsuki,” which literally translates to “moon,” but also in Japanese they don’t say “I love you,” they say “Tsuki ga Kirei Desu ne,” which translates to “the moon is beautiful” and the irony of this post kills me, I fucking love languages so much.

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three-of-swords:

heroes-never-aaaugh:

the-regeneratin-degenerate:

prepare4life:

NATO Standard Phonetic Alphabet,

The phonetic alphabet was developed as a way to spell things out over radio communications that may be less then ideal, I.E. a lot of static or weak signal. All the words were chosen because they have a distinct sound that is easy to pick out. Military and police communications use the phonetic alphabet heavily and can be helpful to know for talking over CB’s or FRS (walky talky) radios.

I’m sorry guys, i had to

I cannot fucking believe it is the yEAR 2017 GOD DAMMIT

The worst part is, I knew exactly what that was going to be before I read it

And I still read it

18:40
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inklingart:

alexisthenedd:

ironychan:

This is the Great Pyramid of King Khufu.  Everybody knows the Great Pyramid of King Khufu, but you probably don’t know about the Shit Pyramids of his father, King Sneferu.  This is a shame, because they are amazing.

When King Sneferu came to the throne of Egypt, the cool thing that all the pharaohs had was a Step Pyramid, like the original one built by King Djoser and designed by Imhotep (not the mummy).  King Sneferu could easily have had one one because his predecessor King Huni had died before his could be finished. All Sneferu had to do was step in and put the last few blocks on.

But King Sneferu had a vision.  He didn’t want any old Step Pyramid.  He was going to build Egypt’s first smooth-sided pyramid, and make King Huni’s pyramid way taller in the bargain.  It didn’t work.  The core of Huni’s pyramid couldn’t handle the modifications and nowadays the Step Pyramid at Meidum looks like this:

It’s not on a hill - that’s the outer layers of the pyramid that have fallen down all around it.  The name of the structure in Arabic is Heram el-Kaddaab, which means something like The Sort-Of Pyramid.

Anyway, King Sneferu was understandably disappointed and made his pyramid-builders start over from scratch at a different site.  Apparently having learned nothing about the Big Fat Nowhere that hubristic pyramid ambition was going to get him, this pyramid was designed to be even taller and pointier than the last effort!  Too tall and pointy, in fact - the bedrock proved to be less stable than he might have hoped, and by the time the pyramid was half-finished stuff was already moving and cracking inside of it.  There are ceilings in this pyramid that are to this day partially held up by wooden beams.

The builders seem to have panicked and decided that the only way to finish the pyramid without another disaster was to make the top half lighter than the bottom half.  They did this by changing the angle of the slope, ending up with a pyramid that looks like this:

Egyptologists call this one the Bent Pyramid for fairly obvious reasons.  Uniquely among Egyptian Pyramids, it has most of its smooth outer blocks intact, rather than having them all stolen to build other stuff (most of medieval Cairo is built from the skin of the Giza pyramids).  I’m guessing this is because nobody dared touch the thing for fear the whole structure would come down like a giant limestone game of Jenga.

I’m sure the pyramid-builders were very proud of this solution.  Sneferu appears to have been less so.  He had them move over about half a mile and start over.  Again.  Why only half a mile when he had them move 34 miles between the Sort-of Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid is a mystery.  I think he wanted to keep them in sight of the Bent Pyramid so they could look at it and feel ashamed every once in a while.

And there they built Sneferu’s third pyramid, which is called the Red Pyramid.  As pyramids go, it’s a very cautious one - it’s got the shallowest slope rise of any Egyptian pyramid, and while it’s the same height as the Bent Pyramid it spreads its weight over a much greater base area, making it far more stable.  Sneferu seems to have been happy with this one, because he was buried in it.  Either that, or after a forty-eight-year reign he just finally died and that was the pyramid they used because it was the nicest of the three.

These three pyramids together actually contain substantially more stone than the Great Pyramid of Sneferu’s son Khufu.  By the time Sneferu died, his workforce had honed themselves into a lean, mean pyramid-building machine.  They had already made every possible pyramid mistake.  So when Khufu announced that he didn’t just want a great pyramid, but The Great Pyramid, these guys built him a pyramid so fucking great that we now think aliens must have done it.

It was as true in Ancient Egypt as it is now.

THE SHIT PYRAMIDS OF SNEFERU


OH MY GOD

A lesson for the ages.

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