02 9 / 2014

tomhazeldine:

when someone interrupts me when i’m reading

(via literatureloveaffair)

02 9 / 2014

ursulavernon:

No one on earth will ever make me feel ashamed of reading children’s books.

02 9 / 2014

heraldofandraste said: If you could make your own Star Trek ship for a new series, what class ship would you have, what kind of species would you use for your crew, what would their relationships be like, and what would their mission be?

not-in-front-of-the-klingons:

teroknortailor:

it would be a new form of immediate relief hospital ship named the Panacea

its design is threefold, with a portion intended to land on an affected planet’s surface and become a clinic, the majority being left in orbit to care for a larger quantity of individuals over a longer period of time, and a final section that jettisons to become a smaller-scale ship to survey other systems in the area

its computer would be equipped with advanced holoprocessors and memory circuits to accommodate programs that emulate the great physicians of the past, boasting names like Phlox, McCoy, and M’Benga, and those of the present - Crusher, Bashir, and Pulaski - because all hands are needed to help in these dire times

and there would be holoemitters in every treatment center to project new and improved versions of the EMH Mark I based on advances the original Voyager EMH brought back from the Delta Quadrant

Borg technology that has been developed on Earth is also a major part of the ship, as regeneration techniques and nanoprobes have shown themselves to be of considerable medical help in research assisted by Seven of Nine

the ship would be crewed by approximately equal parts Bajoran, Cardassian, and Federation officers - it’s only fitting to have a ratio that reflects the species affected during the Dominion War

relationships would no doubt be contentious, due to previous history between the Bajorans, Cardassians, and Federation, but the knowledge that it’s in everyone’s best interest to be aboard this particular ship will no doubt temper interactions

their mission would be to go to the worlds outside of Federation control that were the hardest-hit by the Dominion War

mostly worlds within the Cardassian border, but some as far-reaching as the Gamma Quadrant and the outer worlds of the Alpha Quadrant

Okay, WOW, yep i would watch the crap out of that series.

02 9 / 2014

02 9 / 2014

dr-archeville:


"I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day."

xkcd: Writing Skills [x]

dr-archeville:

"I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day."

xkcd: Writing Skills [x]

(via seananmcguire)

02 9 / 2014

Anonymous said: Re: your "rule about naked people" -- How about people who take nude photos of themselves not be stupid and use storage devices that can be hacked, like cloud storage (or take any risks close to that)? Just HOW much personal responsibility does your generation need to shed before you get it through your thick skulls that it only costs $20 for a decent external hard drive these days? :|

fishingboatproceeds:

"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."

01 9 / 2014

medievalpoc:

lrthreads submitted to medievalpoc:

So I’ve been looking through a bunch of my art books lately as part of a book downsizing effort.  I stumbled across this painting in one of them (Painters of Reality, which is online and searchable here) and thought it might be of interest to the readership here, because of the woman in the center.  I’m not sure if this is actually the right kind of thing for this blog, and sadly I am not able to offer any info other than that the artist is Giacomo Ceruti and that the painting is thought to be from the 1720s.

28 8 / 2014

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06 8 / 2014

birdandmoon:

A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).

birdandmoon:

A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).

(via ursulavernon)

05 8 / 2014

nicholaskole:

I don’t generally reblog things. But Miyazaki is an exception, and this is so so so so beautiful. He gets it.

(Source: ricktimus, via ursulavernon)