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Criticisms about representations of gender (or race and other diversity) are often countered in fandom by sociological or scientific analyses attempting to explain why the inequality happens according to the internal logic of the fictional world. As though there is any real reason that anything happens in a story except that someone chose to write it that way.

Fiction is not Darwinian: It contains no impartial process of evolution that dispassionately produces the events of a fictional universe. Fiction is miraculously, fundamentally Creationist. When we make worlds, we become gods. And gods are responsible for the things they create, particularly when they create them in their own image.

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Laura Hudson writes about the shotage of women characters in Star Wars fore Wired.com in her article "Leia is not enough:  Star Wars and the woman problem in Hollywood."

"Science fiction in particular has always offered a vision of the world not myopically limited by the world as it exists, but liberated by the power of imagination. Perhaps more than any genre of storytelling, it has no excuse to exclude women for so-called practical reasons — especially when it has every reason to imagine a world where they are just as heroic, exceptional, and well-represented as men."

(via rebelrebeluniverse)

I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.

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Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.

(via tchy)

sorrydearie:

captaineyebrows:

The thing about Rumplestiltskin is that when he gives Belle something he’s not like “oh here’s a bracelet girls like this kind of stuff right?” but more “I know you like books but I didn’t know which one you’d like best so I got them all.” and that’s fucking adorable.

asriels:

If you’re feeling blue today please enjoy my new favourite advert featuring a cat harmonising to a little girl singing We Built This City On Rock and Roll whilst riding a tricycle. You won’t be disappointed.

The song always makes me think of Stargate Atlantis because of a deliberately cheesy fan vid, but even aside from that this vid is really really fun. 

linkscheekbones:

I will fucking fight you if you say that Uhotty isn’t real I’m fucking sorry. Don’t ever blame it on sybok, I’ll Fart on you.

greeneyesofdeath:

ballpointpun:

mishasminions:

SERIOUSLY MISHA WHAT IS YOUR FACE

YOU’RE EITHER A CUTE CUDDLY SEXY BB

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OR A PSYCHOTIC MOTHERFUCKER WHO WILL PROBABLY KILL ME IN MY SLEEP

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THERE IS NO IN BETWEEN

I think we’re missing the crucial point that William Freaking Shatner is going to be on Supernatural

OMFG! AWESOME!!

Pretty sure that’s Misha’s fault what with the twitter thing and all. Or at least partially his fault. Don’t know what it’s going to be but I’m sure it’ll be epic.

obsidianembrace:

You realise what’s happening here, right? Spock is talking to his dad, after everyone else has left the room, and what’s Jim doing? He’s just leaning against the wall there, waiting for Spock.  Just waiting, so they can leave together.  Just waiting for his hubby so they can go home together, as married people tend to do.  

So something went weird on my laptop, had to completely reinstall my OS and I can’t back up the entire system onto an external HD cause mine isn’t big enough. So just files here and there. Which I’ve now put back. But seems not all the stuff I thought I’d saved I had and now gotta try and find my old comp to get them off of that.

At least I still have my computer.

Went to the Apple Store nearest me in hopes I could help despite the Genius Bar being full and no spaces, they couldn’t but got me the last appointment in one further away. Went there and they did their best but there was nothing hey could do but wipe everything and reinstall the iOS.

*headbangs*

Once Upon A Time: A Factory of Feels

*curls up into a ball and makes high pitched noises because of the good feels and the sad feels and all the feels damnit*

badlydrawnbandguys:

sorry it’s so long, but i saw a post on my dash about someone who said they would unfollow anyone who posted screamers, and i felt like compiling this into a list!!

seriously, be nice. april fools’s’s’s’ with the debatable apostrophes is a day for jokes and pranks, not for hurting people. screamers aren’t funny. rick astley is funny because you can close that as soon as you hear the opening chords.

mooseley:

teenwifelife:

ally-of-villains:

davejade:

ATTENTION: if you see a post like this, IT IS A SCREAMER. DO NOT CLICK THE LINK.
The screamer includes a black and white flashy gif maximized to fit your browser and a very loud piercing screech noise. If in any way this can trigger you, please be aware and reblog to signal boost.

thankyou ohmygod a friend linked me this literally 2 minutes ago and i was about to click it and i would’ve had a seizure you saved my life ohmygod im so grateful

Just in case I have any followers with epilepsy like myself. Stay safe!

I love seeing my followers reblog this! This is fucking awful. And when we say you saved our lives? Let me explain. 2x the number of people that die from breast cancer each year die from having seizures. So yeah, it’s a fucking big deal. So thank you all so much! Everyone, please signal boost!

Eugh, not going to go look as whilst I might not get a seizure I still can’t stand ‘em. 

mooseley:

teenwifelife:

ally-of-villains:

davejade:

ATTENTION: if you see a post like this, IT IS A SCREAMER. DO NOT CLICK THE LINK.

The screamer includes a black and white flashy gif maximized to fit your browser and a very loud piercing screech noise. If in any way this can trigger you, please be aware and reblog to signal boost.

thankyou ohmygod a friend linked me this literally 2 minutes ago and i was about to click it and i would’ve had a seizure you saved my life ohmygod im so grateful

Just in case I have any followers with epilepsy like myself. Stay safe!

I love seeing my followers reblog this! This is fucking awful. And when we say you saved our lives? Let me explain. 2x the number of people that die from breast cancer each year die from having seizures. So yeah, it’s a fucking big deal. So thank you all so much! Everyone, please signal boost!

Eugh, not going to go look as whilst I might not get a seizure I still can’t stand ‘em. 

(Source: idkea)

coca-cola-anne:

You may not be able to see your own beauty or love yourself but one day, someone will. You have only lived such a small part of yourself, you will never know what the future brings. So, keep going. Hold on. You are never alone. ♥

knittedace:

nethenclawpuff:

double-oh7:

ayomxmuzix:

A 21 year old guy had worn a pair of contact lenses during a barbecue party.(An event or meal at which food is cooked outdoors over an open grill or fire)While barbecuing he stared at the fire charcoals continuously for 2-3 minutes.After a few minutes, he started to scream for help and moved rapidly, jumping up and down.No one in the party knew why he was doing this?Then he admitted into the Hospital, the doctor said he’ll be blind permanently because of the contact lenses that he had worn.Contact lenses are made by plastics, and the heat from the charcoal melted his contact lenses.DO NOT WEAR CONTACT LENSES WHERE OVERHEATING AND FLAMES ARE CONCERNED…. OR WHILE COOKING…!
Spread this around because this sounds terrible as fuck!

This happened to a girl my dad knows. It was Halloween and she wore colored contacts to a bonfire and they melted.

Never thought of this before, I suppose it’s possible though melting just by looking at a grill when your skin isn’t burnt seems a tad much. Will have to look into it. In any case, if true another bonus for those of us who wear glasses.

Snopes has it down as an urban legend, thankfully.

Cheers, did look it up but forgot to re-blog with correction. Was in the middle of trying to separate eggs and whisk them and make desert stuff for mom tonight. 
Rather glad it’s a myth. Still, I’m happy to stick with my glasses :)

knittedace:

nethenclawpuff:

double-oh7:

ayomxmuzix:

A 21 year old guy had worn a pair of contact lenses during a barbecue party.(An event or meal at which food is cooked outdoors over an open grill or fire)
While barbecuing he stared at the fire charcoals continuously for 2-3 minutes.
After a few minutes, he started to scream for help and moved rapidly, jumping up and down.
No one in the party knew why he was doing this?

Then he admitted into the Hospital, the doctor said he’ll be blind permanently because of the contact lenses that he had worn.
Contact lenses are made by plastics, and the heat from the charcoal melted his contact lenses.

DO NOT WEAR CONTACT LENSES WHERE OVERHEATING AND FLAMES ARE CONCERNED…. OR WHILE COOKING…!

Spread this around because this sounds terrible as fuck!

This happened to a girl my dad knows. It was Halloween and she wore colored contacts to a bonfire and they melted.

Never thought of this before, I suppose it’s possible though melting just by looking at a grill when your skin isn’t burnt seems a tad much. Will have to look into it. In any case, if true another bonus for those of us who wear glasses.

Snopes has it down as an urban legend, thankfully.

Cheers, did look it up but forgot to re-blog with correction. Was in the middle of trying to separate eggs and whisk them and make desert stuff for mom tonight. 

Rather glad it’s a myth. Still, I’m happy to stick with my glasses :)

Suddenly I really want a Merlin/Once Upon A Time crossover in which the magic in our world died out after Arthur did and though still possible as none more was created after that point and Merlin is the last magic user native to our world left. And then he comes across Storybrooke. And the two sorts of magic meet and maybe Arthur comes back at some point or something though if Arthur did come back as Storybrooke is in the US it’d run the risk of being all US based and he’s British damnit. 

But yes. I want this. Wonder if it’s been done.

double-oh7:

ayomxmuzix:

A 21 year old guy had worn a pair of contact lenses during a barbecue party.(An event or meal at which food is cooked outdoors over an open grill or fire)While barbecuing he stared at the fire charcoals continuously for 2-3 minutes.After a few minutes, he started to scream for help and moved rapidly, jumping up and down.No one in the party knew why he was doing this?Then he admitted into the Hospital, the doctor said he’ll be blind permanently because of the contact lenses that he had worn.Contact lenses are made by plastics, and the heat from the charcoal melted his contact lenses.DO NOT WEAR CONTACT LENSES WHERE OVERHEATING AND FLAMES ARE CONCERNED…. OR WHILE COOKING…!
Spread this around because this sounds terrible as fuck!

This happened to a girl my dad knows. It was Halloween and she wore colored contacts to a bonfire and they melted.

Never thought of this before, I suppose it’s possible though melting just by looking at a grill when your skin isn’t burnt seems a tad much. Will have to look into it. In any case, if true another bonus for those of us who wear glasses.

double-oh7:

ayomxmuzix:

A 21 year old guy had worn a pair of contact lenses during a barbecue party.(An event or meal at which food is cooked outdoors over an open grill or fire)
While barbecuing he stared at the fire charcoals continuously for 2-3 minutes.
After a few minutes, he started to scream for help and moved rapidly, jumping up and down.
No one in the party knew why he was doing this?

Then he admitted into the Hospital, the doctor said he’ll be blind permanently because of the contact lenses that he had worn.
Contact lenses are made by plastics, and the heat from the charcoal melted his contact lenses.

DO NOT WEAR CONTACT LENSES WHERE OVERHEATING AND FLAMES ARE CONCERNED…. OR WHILE COOKING…!

Spread this around because this sounds terrible as fuck!

This happened to a girl my dad knows. It was Halloween and she wore colored contacts to a bonfire and they melted.

Never thought of this before, I suppose it’s possible though melting just by looking at a grill when your skin isn’t burnt seems a tad much. Will have to look into it. In any case, if true another bonus for those of us who wear glasses.