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Jul 9
kiu1023:

HICCUP‘sFAMILY

Awwwwwww

kiu1023:

HICCUP‘sFAMILY

Awwwwwww

Jul 9

upworthy:

Meet A Tattoo Artist Who Does For Women What A Surgeon Can’t

Jul 8

cosmic-llin:

Vidukon Premiere!

Song: Long Live, Taylor Swift
Fandom: Star Trek
Length: 5.19
Size: 120mb
Download: HERE and subtitles HERE

Jul 8

captainbeverlycrusher:

Well, one night after I had turned it down, he [Gene Roddenberry] called me from his outdoor Jacuzzi and told me to “Just take the part.” He assured me I was to be the love interest of Picard and a sort of Chief Surgeon of the Universe, plus a good mother. It was “a great part, a new kind of female role.” But it was kind of strange to hear the water jets pumping in the background. It was my first-ever Jacuzzi call, you know. He said, “Take the part and you, too, can have a Jacuzzi in your backyard.” But I put a pool in instead.

— Gates McFadden [x]

Jul 8

laalratty:

vanconcastiel:

ceallaig1:

wearyruler:

carolxdanvers:

carolxdanvers:

ABC’s new show, Galavant, for those who can’t get past the region lock on Youtube

TRUST ME Y’ALL NEED TO SEE THIS

This show is going to be the most fun. Tim Omundson keeps mentioning it on twitter and it really does look like it’s going to be the absolute best.

Can’t wait to see this, it looks like such fun!

I’m already in this fandom

This looks awesome. Please bring it to the UK.

Looking forward to this show. It’s going to be so much fun.

Jul 8
bitchwhoyoukiddin:

30 Days of Shipping Meme!
Day 28 - OTP With The Best Canon Story
Aeryn Sun and John Crichton - Farscape
Okay, I’ve talked about these two a couple times, but they are absolutely the best example of a romantic relationship done right in narrative.  I know this because I have zero desire to read fic for them.  Canon did it right to the point that I don’t need or want another story told about them.  Their story was told within the framework of the show.  There is not a single other pairing that I can think of that did this (barring the first entrant on this list, Whitley and Dwayne from A Different World.)
Aeryn and John’s story is beyond extraordinary.  Not just because it was well written (it was), but because it was fucking daring.  These two broke each other several times, and in some of the most dramatic ways possible.  But they also loved.  They were affectionate and vulnerable and committed.  They’re both flawed people and their relationship was big and messy and hard and brilliant.

I don’t think there is a single best canon ship but this is a fantastic one and I’ll love it forever. And yeah, I don’t really read a lot of fic based off of them for the sake of them though I wont read fic where they’re with anybody else. Some pairings I can stomach that. This one? Not if you paid me.

bitchwhoyoukiddin:

30 Days of Shipping Meme!

Day 28 - OTP With The Best Canon Story

Aeryn Sun and John Crichton - Farscape

Okay, I’ve talked about these two a couple times, but they are absolutely the best example of a romantic relationship done right in narrative.  I know this because I have zero desire to read fic for them.  Canon did it right to the point that I don’t need or want another story told about them.  Their story was told within the framework of the show.  There is not a single other pairing that I can think of that did this (barring the first entrant on this list, Whitley and Dwayne from A Different World.)

Aeryn and John’s story is beyond extraordinary.  Not just because it was well written (it was), but because it was fucking daring.  These two broke each other several times, and in some of the most dramatic ways possible.  But they also loved.  They were affectionate and vulnerable and committed.  They’re both flawed people and their relationship was big and messy and hard and brilliant.

I don’t think there is a single best canon ship but this is a fantastic one and I’ll love it forever. And yeah, I don’t really read a lot of fic based off of them for the sake of them though I wont read fic where they’re with anybody else. Some pairings I can stomach that. This one? Not if you paid me.

(Source: ptsnob.com)

Jul 7
doctorwho:


BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.
We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on 23rd August. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.


Hullo there, Doctor Who Tumblr here… *deep breath*

Ideally no one should really know anything about the next season of Doctor Who (that hasn’t been purposefully put out by the BBC) until it premieres on August 23rd, but unfortunately some people do.


While it might be tempting to look, it turns out that a lot of people don’t want to know anything at all until the new episodes premiere. Avoiding spoilers is incredibly important to many Whovians - some fans have already started a #KeepMeSpoilerFree campaign on Twitter and Tumblr.

Of course, no Doctor Who fan would put themselves in a situation where they had something that they DEFINITELY weren’t supposed to have, and no fan would EVER save material or spoilers to their computers…but if they HAD done that, we would suggest:

Option 1: *cyberman voice* DELETE. Spoilers spoil!

Option 2: Take those spoilers and put them in a special folder titled “Do not open until these episodes premiere!” 

Since we started running the Doctor Who Tumblr, nothing has made us happier than seeing the worldwide fandom come together to celebrate Doctor Who. Today we’re a bigger, more global fandom than ever before and Doctor Who is the most exciting it’s ever been. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could all experience the new series, unspoiled, when it airs on television for the first time, together as a community? 

While on Tumblr, we would suggest that you avoid spoilers by tagging all spoiler-y posts with “DW Spoilers” and “Spoilers” and to then install either Tumblr Savior or XKit and block those tags. With XKit you’ll have to install the “Blacklist” extension and add the tag from there. 


With either of those installed and the hashtag blocked, posts that pop up on your dash using that hashtag will be hidden - with XKit you can block the posts from appearing entirely. Both of the websites linked above have detailed instruction on how to install and you can definitely ask around on Tumblr if you run into any problems.

Let’s do our best as Whovians to protect ourselves and each other from unwanted spoilers. 

doctorwho:

BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.

We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on 23rd August. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.
Hullo there, Doctor Who Tumblr here… *deep breath*
Ideally no one should really know anything about the next season of Doctor Who (that hasn’t been purposefully put out by the BBC) until it premieres on August 23rd, but unfortunately some people do.
While it might be tempting to look, it turns out that a lot of people don’t want to know anything at all until the new episodes premiere. Avoiding spoilers is incredibly important to many Whovians - some fans have already started a #KeepMeSpoilerFree campaign on Twitter and Tumblr.
Of course, no Doctor Who fan would put themselves in a situation where they had something that they DEFINITELY weren’t supposed to have, and no fan would EVER save material or spoilers to their computers…but if they HAD done that, we would suggest:
Option 1: *cyberman voice* DELETE. Spoilers spoil!
Option 2: Take those spoilers and put them in a special folder titled “Do not open until these episodes premiere!” 
Since we started running the Doctor Who Tumblr, nothing has made us happier than seeing the worldwide fandom come together to celebrate Doctor Who. Today we’re a bigger, more global fandom than ever before and Doctor Who is the most exciting it’s ever been. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could all experience the new series, unspoiled, when it airs on television for the first time, together as a community? 
While on Tumblr, we would suggest that you avoid spoilers by tagging all spoiler-y posts with “DW Spoilers” and “Spoilers” and to then install either Tumblr Savior or XKit and block those tags. With XKit you’ll have to install the “Blacklist” extension and add the tag from there. 
With either of those installed and the hashtag blocked, posts that pop up on your dash using that hashtag will be hidden - with XKit you can block the posts from appearing entirely. Both of the websites linked above have detailed instruction on how to install and you can definitely ask around on Tumblr if you run into any problems.
Let’s do our best as Whovians to protect ourselves and each other from unwanted spoilers. 
Jul 7
doctorwho:

hallowholmes:

Day sixteen: Which episode or scene made you feel all the feels?
"I have a new destination. My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyone’s. It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I’m going. Where I’ve always been going. Home. The long way around."
I cried during this scene. As the Eleventh Doctor took his place amongst all the rest, and you just stare at your screen as it zooms out to show all the Doctors, with William Hartnell standing proudly behind them… It just kind of seems like, "Look at where we started, and look how far we’ve come." It’s been over 50 years since this show began. 50 years! It’s been happy, and sad, and silly, and solemn… The Doctor has gone through so many challenges, both in his own world and the real one. And yet, he’s prevailed. He’s brought people joy, and gotten them through hardships, and even saved their lives, and that’s not just on screen. Because so many people have loved the Doctor, from the day he first appeared on screen in 1963 all the way to today. It’s thanks to them, to us, that the Doctor continues to live on, and it almost felt like this scene was saying thank you for that.

Which episode or scene made you feel all the feels?

doctorwho:

hallowholmes:

Day sixteen: Which episode or scene made you feel all the feels?

"I have a new destination. My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyone’s. It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I’m going. Where I’ve always been going. Home. The long way around."

I cried during this scene. As the Eleventh Doctor took his place amongst all the rest, and you just stare at your screen as it zooms out to show all the Doctors, with William Hartnell standing proudly behind them… It just kind of seems like, "Look at where we started, and look how far we’ve come." It’s been over 50 years since this show began. 50 years! It’s been happy, and sad, and silly, and solemn… The Doctor has gone through so many challenges, both in his own world and the real one. And yet, he’s prevailed. He’s brought people joy, and gotten them through hardships, and even saved their lives, and that’s not just on screen. Because so many people have loved the Doctor, from the day he first appeared on screen in 1963 all the way to today. It’s thanks to them, to us, that the Doctor continues to live on, and it almost felt like this scene was saying thank you for that.

Which episode or scene made you feel all the feels?

(Source: hallowholmes)

Jul 7

animationrulezz:

i-am-sher-221b-locked-in-berk:

Oh

but the fact that Hiccup knew what he was talking about. 

It’s Snotlout, of course it’s going to be that. 

Jul 6

Wait, there are people that think Legolas/Gimli is not canon? Legolas. built. the. freaking. ship. Literally.

Anonymous

brandwinsarcher:

queenerestor:

And still there are people who are all ‘But Tolkien didn’t explicitly state they are together whine whine’

Tolkien was damn obvious about it xD
Legolas even told the valar to stfu for Gimmels.

LOL

Jul 6

Asexual Canon and Fan Fic Recs - Nine Worlds Survey

Following on from the survey about how fandom interpreted characters who weren’t asexual in canon we’re looking for recommendations from you fine people on canon asexuals and asexuality based fanfic.

So if you know of a show, movie, book, comic, game or anything else where a character is explicitly stated to be asexual in canon, or if it’s heavily implied by canon or so on let us know!

If you have fics where you love how they treat a character who is asexual let us know, if you know of fics where they do it really badly let us know.

This survey is less about interpretation and more about existing works both canon and fanon. For those asking if we’d release the results for the last survey we will, but it will be after the convention. Needless to say the results were interesting, and have been put to use.

If you’re going to Nine Worlds look out for us in the schedule, we’re in the LGBTQ Track on Sunday and would love to see you turn up. If you can’t go we hope you will fill this out anyway and thanks for the help.

Jul 6

timid-fallen-angel:

fallen-angel-from-destielnavy:

the-masters-fallen-angel:

siterlas:

leviticas:

THIS WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SUPERNATURAL SCENES AND NO ONE WILL EVER TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME

#gee wonder why bobby hated john

I can relate to Bobby on so many levels it scares me.

Bobby Bobby Bobby

This still brings me to tears oh my god

Bobby is brilliant

(Source: bringmeknitting)

Jul 6

nerdsandgamersftw:

nerdsandgamersftw:

If a wizard watched Doctor Who and the Weeping Angels became their worst fear then they came across a Boggart and it changed into an Angel, and since whatever takes the image of an Angel becomes itself an Angel, would that bring Angels into existence in the Harry Potter universe?

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I apologize for nothing

NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO

*runs and hides*

Jul 6

andrysb24:

hayjulay:

poorlittlequeenie:

thebearqueen:

nothing-here-go-away:

wolfstrider:

thomassawyerismyname:

mangiemay:

irvinator1:

booksarerevolution:

vegankween:

1. Those tigers look thin.

2. Zoos are fucking stupid.

3. Capturing wild animals and using them for human entertainment is a super shitty thing to do.

4. This is not cool.

This is abuse and horrible.  Zoos are prisons.

Some zoos only take old animals to where they are given an easy life. Their maintenance is funded by people coming into the zoo.

Those tigers are not thin.

"Zoos are fucking stupid" wow such science you sold me

They weren’t captured for this purpose, they probably weren’t captured at all, it’s called rescuing. 

This is cool.

This is not abuse, it’s actually exercise if you think about it.

Zoos are not prisons. Zoos allow us to rescue animals, research them, and protect them from hunters and the dangers that we, as humans, impose on them.

I’m so done with all the shit about zoos on my fucking dash. 

Zoos literally save animals every day so why don’t you do your freaking research.

This comment is perfect^

Animals come to zoos as a result of 

  • being born captive
  • getting injured in the wild and rescued to live a healthy life in captivity
  • being rescued from black market dealers, private collectors, or the like who decide that they can no longer care for the animals or who had been illegally keeping the animals
  • being in a breeding program to increase their numbers because the animal is endangered in the wild

If you knew anything about tigers at all, you’d know that they are endangered in the wild due to poaching and hunting. It is of utmost importance that their numbers increase, or they will go extinct within the next fifty years. I don’t know what zoo this is so I don’t know their reputation, but the tigers look healthy, and this tug-of-war is good for them because some animals get stressed in zoos when they are bored. This isn’t solely to entertain zoo guests, it is to give the tigers something fun to do.

Zoos do not snatch animals from the wild without a good reason. If you want to protest animal captivity, go to SeaWorld and protest the orcas being kept there, they are far too large to belong in such cramped spaces and they are solely kept for entertainment.

Thank you and good day.

ALSO ITS NOT LIKE THEY’RE FORCING THE TIGERS TO GRAB THE ROPE, THE TIGER WANTS TO PLAY

Tigers play just like domestic cats play with each other, this is for the educational benefit of the visitors and the enrichment benefit of the tigers. Also word to the comment above. Tigers are endangered to the point that they cannot repopulate themselves in the wild, they need the help of captive institutions like zoos, where they live carefree lives free of stress and can breed and birth without fear that other predators and mating competitors will come along and eat their cubs.

Furthermore, these tigers are NOT thin. In fact, one of the ones in the large group looks borderline obese. People who know nothing about animals need to stop talking about animals.

Boosting the shit out of this because I’m so damn tired of whiney morons (who probably never get outside) bitching about animal’s rights when they really have no fucking clue.

DO YOUR GODDAMN HOMEWORK.

ALL OF EVERYTHING IN THIS COMMENTARY

Do not equate Zoos with Circuses

Zoos used to be pretty crap in the back, but these days they’re pretty damn awesome and go out of their way to look after the animals in their care and protect the wild populations and find new ways of doing better. And this tug of war thing? Is a great thing to give the tigers a way to play.

(Source: poyzn)

Jul 6

thatfilthyanimal:

ohfantasyworld:

Megamind - 'Bad Guy' vs ‘Nice Guy’

Seriously, if you haven’t see this movie, you really, really should. There are so many great things about Megamind: anti-bullying, great female character, funny jokes, touching scenes, very detailed animation, super awesome music… The gif set above is probably my favourite thing, however: Nice Guy is the bad guy.

Yeah I’ve kinda wanted to talk about this a lot.

Megamind is the villain, the “bad guy”. She makes it clear that she doesn’t want him. He respects it and walks off. It comes up a few more times but it’s more of an “are you sure?” or “thats how it is” than any sort of demand.

Hal is the new “hero”. His crush on Roxanne turns into an immediate “You love me now because I’m a superhero!” and when she makes it clear that she doesn’t want him, his reaction is to tantrum, then destroy the city, inevitably killing people, and attempting to kill both Roxanne and Megamind.

Hal’s legitimately scary because women have to deal with behavior like his on a constant basis. Don’t be a Hal. Be a Megamind. RESPECT THE “NO”.

Unrelated, but my other favorite thing, besides the whole “villain is a Nice Guy”, is that Minion cross-dresses and Megamind is completely serious when he says “you look fantastic”. Megamind is totally cool about his best friend cross-dressing and encourages it. That’s very important.

Roxanne also is the only character that moves the story along. All the other characters are having an existential crisis. Roxanne throws things and steps up first and is just a fucking queen.

Also I am like 200% convinced Megamind is bi. BUT THATS ME NOT OFFICIAL CANON although Dreamworks has like abandoned Megamind entirely so fandom says he’s bi THE END fandom-canon is now canon fight me on this

Sometimes I think this movie came out a few years too early. Tumblr would have loved the shit out of this. This movie fucks with stereotyped gender roles and Nice Guy thinking and just augh Dreamworks why did you let go of this why why why that was the worst decision ever why

I may have to watch this movie…. I have heard good things but oooo.

(Source: tilneyhale)