Which ask meme?
some fall out boy lyrics are really relatable and easy to understand and other fall out boy lyrics are like “tempest in a teacup get unique peroxide princess shine like shark teeth”
Okay hang on now though it’s from Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On a Bad…
At first I had my doubts about using the Batter as a main character again and like whether that would work but
Actually now I think it’s going to make things really interesting because on one hand I see him as having a lot of options to be a total asshole (as an extreme example, from like the…
It’s funny, but this came up late last year. WTH, I’ll just copy & paste the response here. (Adding that they were a species created by someone, i.e. Davros — via genetic manipulation — and so the Choice dynamic is going to shift significantly. Davros certainly went wrong with them, for a start…)
(Pausing for a moment to wonder about the wisdom of coaching people in the fine detail of crossovers. :) …Oh well. The Doctor, or someone very much like him, has already been over on my side of the fence: why not a Dalek or so? …And if I was ficcing something like this, I’d naturally want to do it right. And if the author’s constantly just wandering absently around Tumblr, there’s no harm in asking, I guess…)
…It would certainly be the unlikeliest-seeming damn thing one could hope to run across. But the Powers that Be are inveterate gamblers, and have sometimes in the past made inroads into species that would have seemed even less promising. (You have to wonder sometimes if there are conversations in the Powers’ after-hours lounge that start out with, “I bet I could turn even one of these guys.” “Oh come on, now. Not a chance.” “Wanna bet? Watch me.”)
Nor, even as a bet, could this project be considered a waste of precious energy. After all, every wizard is considered to be the solution to a specific problem or set of problems. The Powers would very likely consider that the problem uniquely posed by the state of the Dalek species — and the mess it makes of every other species it comes in contact with — is one that could possibly best be solved (or at least, some sort of solution started) by a wizard working at it from the inside, knowing it best because they share in it. Any kind of success in dealing with the Daleks by any means besides outright destruction would be considered less entropic and therefore worth the gamble.
…The difficulty in working out the odds on the success of such a project is considerable. Daleks as a concept have gone through a truly crazy number of retools and retcons, and even in TV canon (I set aside events in the novels, etc., for the moment, as screen canon is in most universes held to trump written or recorded material a la the output from Big Finish) there’s all this ducking into the Void and emergency temporal shifting going on. It becomes difficult to tell whether they have any emotions except hate left to them. Not a lot to work with there, it would seem. Except then you run into characters like the Daleks involved in the Cult of Skaro — mutants of mutants, as it were, and all of whom seem to have more going on with them than just yelling EXTERMINATE and shooting things.
…Anyway, on the YW side of the two canons involved, the Powers have already twice pulled off a similar subversion of what seems a wholly corrupt/corrupted species (in TBONWM and then later in WAW). And the issue that it all turns on is choice: an individual being’s choice to go a different way from the way everyone else is going. Regardless of their emotional lives, Daleks have apparently retained their individuality. This could be the single element that would make successfully offering the Wizard’s Oath to a Dalek possible. But on what grounds, I have no idea whatsoeffingever.
There’s this to think about, though. The Daleks are mutants. And you could make a case, from their history — however torn up it’s been by the winds of Time — that the mutations are not completely stable. All you need is for an individual to unexpectedly appear who’s concealing one new mutation that manages to go undetected by the other Daleks around it, one that perhaps displays late enough in life not to be sussed out and snuffed out in its early stages: this being a Dalek that has some other emotions in play, that is not just a ball of hate… or can fight the hate to a draw. That would be the Powers’ opportunity. The question remains, always, what the individual will do with it, or make of it, in the event. And whether it wll survive its Ordeal. But still: a gamble at least as worth taking as the rare and dangerous late-onset Ordeal in humans.
I have other things to be doing at the moment and I don’t want to even start getting into the concept of what the Dalek recension of the Oath would look like. But it would depend, as it always does, on the mindset of the individual. As would the results. When it comes to what mortal beings will actually do, even the Powers that Be hold their breaths…
It’s coming along.
Like I’ve said before - both Gemma and I have other jobs that are pretty demanding, and since Charahub doesn’t make any money we don’t really have the ability to sit down and dedicate ourselves to it.
I’m considering doing a kickstarter or a gofundme or something to raise the necessary funds to get people on it full time, but that’d be around $15,000 and I just don’t know if we’d be able to raise it. What do you think?
You know what sucks most about long distance relationships? The long distance. (Duh, right?) Actually, the frustration of missing someone so much it hurts is what’s really awful.
That’s where Rabb.it can help.
It’s more than just video chatting. You can watch Netflix or Hulu together on it. (Kind of like a virtual movie date.) You can also make it a group thing and have a conversation with all your friends. It’s good to have communication options, so check it out.
And for those times when there’s no distance between you: Bedsider.org
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Or use Skype’s screen share
Its never really occurred to me before, but since sneezing is a totally involuntary muscle contraction, there’s probably a lot of collateral damage whenever Superman does it. I wonder how many times the Kent household had to be remodeled when he got colds as a kid.
Believe it or not, those aren’t half bad.
#5. Myth: Healthy Teeth Should be Gleaming White
You might think white teeth are attractive, but as far as being natural, they’re the dental equivalent of fake breasts. That’s right, the natural color of human teeth is yellow. Sure, staining them with coffee or cigarettes makes them darker, as does not brushing often enough, or doing meth. But the pinnacle of oral health doesn’t make your mouth look like George Clooney’s, either. In fact, your desperate, futile attempts to scrub your teeth white can actually damage them. Stiff toothbrushes are abrasive and weaken teeth by stripping off the outer layers. On top of that, “whitening” toothpaste brands are mostly bullshit. If you cough up the dough to get your teeth professionally whitened, they’ll bleach the enamel, which also damages them.
[G]overnment officials would prefer the President push everyone onto Iran’s version of the Internet: the National Information Network. Whenever it’s finally fully implemented, it will function like a countrywide Intranet, giving government control over access as well as opening users up to significant amounts of surveillance.
Since President Rouhani seems reluctant to throttle the nation’s internet users, others have pressed forward on the issue. Cue the Grand Ayatollah of Iran, who has arbitrarily determined that high-speed connections are an affront to [this particular] God.Iran’s citizens want one thing. Parts of the government want another. And religious leaders just want control of both the people and the government. In between lies the internet. “Knowledge is power” as they say, and the internet contains a wealth of it. And Iran’s power structure — the part of it that relies on stupidity like “2G good, 3G bad” fatwas — would like this threat neutralized, and it’s willing to further harm the future of the nation to do it.A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has determined that access to high-speed and 3G Internet is “against Sharia” and “against moral standards.” In answer to a question published on his website, Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, one of the country’s highest clerical authorities, issued a fatwa, stating “All third generation [3G] and high-speed internet services, prior to realization of the required conditions for the National Information Network [Iran’s government-controlled and censored Internet which is under development], is against Sharia [and] against moral and human standards.”
Note to self, wildcat has a double suspension gallop
First winner headshot. theme was “derpy in a rainbowdash suit.” thats what I got in mind with it. :)
you’re waiting for a train… a train that will take you far away.
I feel like shit. Our management company violated our lease and let painters and cleaners in our apartment and a bunch of stuff got stolen. Most importantly my laptop and backup hard drive with 6 years worth of drawings on it.
If anyone sees a 15” MacBook retina with 16GB of RAM on it for sale in or around NYC please email or message me.
My pal Randeep got screwed over! :( New Yorkers, it’s a big city, but give a glance over Craigslist if you have a moment this weekend. Buh!
Hey everyone! I want to spread the word because stuff like this sucks and I’m hoping everyone can give it a signal boost! This person’s work was stolen— the laptop, and hard-drive— the whole kaboodle! Maybe someone will see something somewhere! You never know!
If you see anything or know anything, contact: http://randeepk.tumblr.com
Soon as you call that out as the bullshit it is, you might actually get to be a happy couple.
#4. Know Your Partner CAN’T Complete You
It’s a sweet notion, but eff that You Complete Me speech right in the booty hole. If you get to a point in your life where you think you’re incomplete without (blank), something’s gone wrong and you’re setting yourself up for years of heartache. Hinging your lifetime of happiness on the actions, reactions, and erections of another human is as reckless as laying down your life savings on the bet that Tupac and Biggie are still alive and sharing a garage apartment in Iowa. It’s a nice thought, but not a good bet.