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Simply One Hell of a Fan

Nerd, spoonie, amateur artist, animal lover, and wannabe Egyptologist with two cats, a growing library, and a strange love for thieves. Background from here.

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ROGUE OF RAGE

RAVENCLAW
Aug 29 '14

c-is-for-circinate:

Something else I’ve been thinking about, wrt Pacific Rim and its resonance with millennials.

It’s a disaster movie, an apocalypse movie, that’s not afraid of technology. Machines, computers, the work of human hands—they’re going to save us all.

This isn’t a story about robots turning on their creators.  This is a story where the most intimate connection you can experience with another person, the Drift, exists because somebody built a machine to make it happen.

You get so many apocalypse movies that are a little bit afraid of technology, of robots, of science.  Where the too-proud scientists went too far and called disaster down upon us, or humanity tried to play god and created a plague/a weapon/woke something bigger and greater than us.

This is an apocalypse movie where (besides one throwaway line about the atmosphere) the end of the world isn’t our fault.  Where the things that humanity strives for, to gain more knowledge, to make us greater, don’t all backfire on us due to hubris, they actually make us greater.

And maybe previous generations are used to being told that the end of the world isn’t their fault, but for us?  It’s all cell phones, iPods, computer games, bloggers, they’re ripping society apart at its seams.  Movies give us zombie viruses and Skynet and Cylons and culture tells us convenience is bad, it’s greedy, it’s wrong even as we’re inundated with new technology on every side.

This is a movie where humanity didn’t accidentally destroy the world by wanting more.  Where technology, the sort of thing our generation grew up loving and using and surrounding ourselves with, the sort of thing that older generations are still a little afraid of, isn’t evil.

We’re not evil, as humans, as people who are curious, who want to invent, who like gadgets and wires and talk to each other through machines.  Curiosity-technology-innovation may be dangerous, drifting with a Kaiju may be dangerous, but it saves the world.  Giant robots save the world.

Score one for the generation that grew up on the internet.

Aug 29 '14
whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said  “Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad) I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.

You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

Aug 29 '14

staceythinx:

The sun’s rays filtered through a foggy forrest captured by photographer Rasa Aksom

Aug 29 '14

theanti90smovement:

very small dog? puppy

very big dog? puppy

very young dog? puppy

very old dog? puppy

puppy? puppy

Aug 29 '14

Hey guys, I am alive and well.

What was supposed to be a half-hour surgery went for over three hours, because there was so much damage and scar tissue and multiple cysts from endometriosis.

Then the half-hour recovery took something like four hours because my blood-oxygen level wouldn’t stabilize.

Now I hurt like freaking hell, but I have a new prescription for Percocet that I just took, so I’m not terribly worried.

… And yes, I am significantly thinner, even with all of the swelling.

I’ll keep you guys updated.

Aug 29 '14

sneakyfeets:

chapmen:

literally wtf the fuck

I DON’T USE THE WORD WIZARD LIGHTLY BUT

Aug 29 '14
ARE WE HAVING FUN YET

ARE WE HAVING FUN YET

Aug 29 '14

My knees are swollen for the first time in years. That freaked me out.

I went a-Googling, though, and edema is a side effect of Vicodin (though a rare one).

I went ahead and sent an email to the surgeon asking if I could have a new scrip for Percocet instead. It just works better and I’ve developed a tolerance for the side effects.

Here’s hoping… it’d be nice to sleep better, at least.

Aug 28 '14

I get up at 3:30 in the morning for my surgery tomorrow… wish me luck. I might be posting in the morning if I get bored or nervous or whatever, but if not, I’ll update you guys when I get out.

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Aug 28 '14

sistahmamaqueen:

highkeygay:

regal

f****** majestic as f*** peacocks like g’damn

(Source: shh-im-wondering)