July 31, 2014

geardrops:

dimensionsinprobability:

You would think that maybe Tony would be genre-savvy with the whole renegade-destruction-robot-apocalypse thing, but no

spoiler this is likely how they’ll handle it in the movie? complete with the lack of dialogue on sam’s part?

hashtag-where-the-hell-is-sam-wilson

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July 31, 2014
siphersaysstuff:

nightvaleswimclub:

usbdongle:

290pika:

bandtenpizzahut:

thetenk:

voraciousscrolling:

TODAY, ON “THAT’S NOT WHAT I EXPECTED”

canon pokemon sizes are fucking bullshit

MEOWTH????CHARIZARD??!?!??!??!

I’m pretty sure a 10-year-old boy (or in the case of GSC/HGSS, a 12-year-old boy) is not 5’10”.

in addition this chart fails in the same way that a lot of FR size charts fail, in that measuring the PIXEL HEIGHT of the sprite =/= the ACTUAL HEIGHT of the sprite. dratini’s sprite is very curled up! you can’t just enlarge the sprite to the same size as the trainer and count that as 5’10”

though that’s really no excuse for ponyta

Horses, dogs and such are typically measured not at the top of the head, but at the “withers”, the spot where the back of the neck meets the shoulders.
http://www.lgd.org/library/measure.htmhttp://www.wikihow.com/Measure-the-Height-of-Horses
This is probably also true of cats, but google’s being odd about that.
So yeah, this “chart” has a LOT of flaws.

siphersaysstuff:

nightvaleswimclub:

usbdongle:

290pika:

bandtenpizzahut:

thetenk:

voraciousscrolling:

TODAY, ON “THAT’S NOT WHAT I EXPECTED”

canon pokemon sizes are fucking bullshit

MEOWTH????CHARIZARD??!?!??!??!

I’m pretty sure a 10-year-old boy (or in the case of GSC/HGSS, a 12-year-old boy) is not 5’10”.

in addition this chart fails in the same way that a lot of FR size charts fail, in that measuring the PIXEL HEIGHT of the sprite =/= the ACTUAL HEIGHT of the sprite. dratini’s sprite is very curled up! you can’t just enlarge the sprite to the same size as the trainer and count that as 5’10”

though that’s really no excuse for ponyta

Horses, dogs and such are typically measured not at the top of the head, but at the “withers”, the spot where the back of the neck meets the shoulders.

http://www.lgd.org/library/measure.htm
http://www.wikihow.com/Measure-the-Height-of-Horses

This is probably also true of cats, but google’s being odd about that.

So yeah, this “chart” has a LOT of flaws.

July 31, 2014
itswalky:

This Half-Price Books has riches beyond your wildest reams.

… Who?

itswalky:

This Half-Price Books has riches beyond your wildest reams.

… Who?

July 31, 2014
master-lovell:

This Ditto totally got me! Haha, it made a pretty convincing Charmander, I’ll say that much.

master-lovell:

This Ditto totally got me! Haha, it made a pretty convincing Charmander, I’ll say that much.

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July 31, 2014

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

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July 31, 2014

gehayi:

"Most moviegoers will never know that women of color and LGBTQ characters were cut from Guardians of the Galaxy, but audiences will get to relate to the talking raccoon and the talking tree.” 

— Marissa Lee in Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blockbusters Overwhelmingly White, Male

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July 31, 2014

vvidget:

whiteboyfriend:

local gay couple judges saturday morning runners

if i ever dont reblog this assume im dead

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July 31, 2014

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July 31, 2014

freaoscanlin:

isjustprogress:

freaoscanlin:

chevronlocked:

laughterkey:

missmollypond:

GUYS GUYS GUYS

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WAS LITERALLY WRITTEN BY A FEMALE ROCKET SCIENTIST

SHE’S THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER WRITE A MARVEL MOVIE

WHY IS THIS NOT GETTING TALKED ABOUT

I did not realize this. This is good.

No one is more excited than I am that a woman finally got a credit for a Marvel movie, but she has a degree in film and dramatic writing. She’s on a committee to encourage writers to learn real science for scifi, but she’s not actually a rocket scientist.

Ooh, updated info! Thanks!

Adding to this, if anyone’s interested: at SDCC last weekend, one of the panels I went to was a “Women in Sci-Fi” panel that included a host of women writers in TV/film/comics, including Jane Espenson and Nicole Perlman, the woman who wrote GOTG. She talked about how she got the project in the first place, which was really interesting to me, and I think the info would be interesting to people who are wondering about the process of how Marvel even came across GOTG.

Basically, at some point a few years ago, Marvel brought her and a bunch of other writers in and handed them ideas for a bunch of properties (both well known and not well known) that they were considering making films for. She picked GOTG because it had those elements of sci-fi and science, which is what she loved and knew, as opposed to other well known entities (and no, she didn’t specify what they were.) Anyway, everyone picked their project and squirreled themselves away for about two years working on them, and then Marvel went through the scripts and picked the one they thought was the best to develop it further. And it was hers.

I’m super, super excited for this film, and even moreso after hearing her speak on this panel, which was really inspiring in a lot of ways. While there are people will probably still be upset we’re getting a film about space misfits over a BW film or something, it’s worth it to remember that this film was actually chosen BECAUSE Perlman was an awesome female writer who managed to catch everyone’s eye and wrote a really, really good script.

Damn, this post just gets better and better.

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July 31, 2014
msannthropic:

death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.
One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:
"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]
Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:
after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”
the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.
*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

reblog for the commentary

msannthropic:

death-limes:

venipede:

osteophagy:

endcetaceanexploitation:

Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.

One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:

"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." [23]

Washoe herself lost two children; one baby died shortly after birth of a heart defect, the other baby, Sequoyah, died of a staph infection at two months of age.

more about Washoe:

after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”

the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.

*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.

Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.

now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face

reblog for the commentary

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