1. egoisty:

    a-modest-mans-only-rebel-son:

    m4rvelous:

    thejuddmcnealshow:

    mulletsmakememoist:

    never not reblog this ever

    Wow, and this was a FOX news guy.

    shots fucking FIRED

    WOW and this was a FOX new guy

    The FOXIEST.

    (Source: dontgetcomfortable)

  2. heartbeatkitty:

atinyglow:

egoisty:

Uh, so I got to meet Stuart Murdoch at his record release signing at Origami Vinyl today. Also Emily Browning. Whom I may have inadvertently ignored because, um, Belle and Sebastian are my absolute, hands-down, no-contest favorite band, and Stuart likewise my favorite singer and lyricist and basically my idol. His writing is incredible.
I didn’t even attempt to articulate how damned important his music is to me, but I also managed not to make a complete ass of myself, so there’s that. It’s probably just as well—from what I could tell, he gets a bit bashful when people gush over him.
They were both super sweet and friendly and took the time to chat with each person in line for the signing. Super. Classy. :)
Also: AHHHHHHHH OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD.
OK, I’m good.

Aieeeeee this person got a PHOTO! So jelly.
But then, when my friend and I got to Rough Yrade we were literally the only people there and had to run up to Stuart and co. all out of breath to ask him to please not leave just yet. Oh yeah, and we were dressed as Doctor Who characters because we had come from the premiere. And are nerds.
But yep, he turned right around and signed our records and chatted and was so super nice. And yes, maybe a little bemused at our obvious fannishness.
Then he and his crew just walked out of the store and into the Williamsburg night. Stuart Murdoch on the streets of Brooklyn, just imagine it.
A week later and I’m still hyperventilating a little!

Ahhhhh cute! He is so nice and accommodating. The whole band is, really.
I volunteered at this local music festival last year because B&S were playing and, as a perk, I got to see the band play on the stage, and danced on stage with them as they played “The Boy With the Arab Strap,” and then got to hug Stuart Murdoch. IT WAS MAGICAL. B&S-related memories are ones you treasure your whole life. ♥

SO MAGICAL!!! That’s a really great story. I think I would just sublimate into fannishness vapor if I hugged him.

    heartbeatkitty:

    atinyglow:

    egoisty:

    Uh, so I got to meet Stuart Murdoch at his record release signing at Origami Vinyl today. Also Emily Browning. Whom I may have inadvertently ignored because, um, Belle and Sebastian are my absolute, hands-down, no-contest favorite band, and Stuart likewise my favorite singer and lyricist and basically my idol. His writing is incredible.

    I didn’t even attempt to articulate how damned important his music is to me, but I also managed not to make a complete ass of myself, so there’s that. It’s probably just as well—from what I could tell, he gets a bit bashful when people gush over him.

    They were both super sweet and friendly and took the time to chat with each person in line for the signing. Super. Classy. :)

    Also: AHHHHHHHH OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD.

    OK, I’m good.

    Aieeeeee this person got a PHOTO! So jelly.

    But then, when my friend and I got to Rough Yrade we were literally the only people there and had to run up to Stuart and co. all out of breath to ask him to please not leave just yet. Oh yeah, and we were dressed as Doctor Who characters because we had come from the premiere. And are nerds.

    But yep, he turned right around and signed our records and chatted and was so super nice. And yes, maybe a little bemused at our obvious fannishness.

    Then he and his crew just walked out of the store and into the Williamsburg night. Stuart Murdoch on the streets of Brooklyn, just imagine it.

    A week later and I’m still hyperventilating a little!

    Ahhhhh cute! He is so nice and accommodating. The whole band is, really.

    I volunteered at this local music festival last year because B&S were playing and, as a perk, I got to see the band play on the stage, and danced on stage with them as they played “The Boy With the Arab Strap,” and then got to hug Stuart Murdoch. IT WAS MAGICAL. B&S-related memories are ones you treasure your whole life. 

    SO MAGICAL!!! That’s a really great story. I think I would just sublimate into fannishness vapor if I hugged him.

  3. egoisty:

Uh, so I got to meet Stuart Murdoch at his record release signing at Origami Vinyl today. Also Emily Browning. Whom I may have inadvertently ignored because, um, Belle and Sebastian are my absolute, hands-down, no-contest favorite band, and Stuart likewise my favorite singer and lyricist and basically my idol. His writing is incredible.
I didn’t even attempt to articulate how damned important his music is to me, but I also managed not to make a complete ass of myself, so there’s that. It’s probably just as well—from what I could tell, he gets a bit bashful when people gush over him.
They were both super sweet and friendly and took the time to chat with each person in line for the signing. Super. Classy. :)
Also: AHHHHHHHH OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD.
OK, I’m good.


Aieeeeee this person got a PHOTO! So jelly.But then, when my friend and I got to Rough Yrade we were literally the only people there and had to run up to Stuart and co. all out of breath to ask him to please not leave just yet. Oh yeah, and we were dressed as Doctor Who characters because we had come from the premiere. And are nerds.But yep, he turned right around and signed our records and chatted and was so super nice. And yes, maybe a little bemused at our obvious fannishness. Then he and his crew just walked out of the store and into the Williamsburg night. Stuart Murdoch on the streets of Brooklyn, just imagine it.A week later and I’m still hyperventilating a little!

    egoisty:

    Uh, so I got to meet Stuart Murdoch at his record release signing at Origami Vinyl today. Also Emily Browning. Whom I may have inadvertently ignored because, um, Belle and Sebastian are my absolute, hands-down, no-contest favorite band, and Stuart likewise my favorite singer and lyricist and basically my idol. His writing is incredible.

    I didn’t even attempt to articulate how damned important his music is to me, but I also managed not to make a complete ass of myself, so there’s that. It’s probably just as well—from what I could tell, he gets a bit bashful when people gush over him.

    They were both super sweet and friendly and took the time to chat with each person in line for the signing. Super. Classy. :)

    Also: AHHHHHHHH OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD.

    OK, I’m good.

    Aieeeeee this person got a PHOTO! So jelly.

    But then, when my friend and I got to Rough Yrade we were literally the only people there and had to run up to Stuart and co. all out of breath to ask him to please not leave just yet. Oh yeah, and we were dressed as Doctor Who characters because we had come from the premiere. And are nerds.

    But yep, he turned right around and signed our records and chatted and was so super nice. And yes, maybe a little bemused at our obvious fannishness.

    Then he and his crew just walked out of the store and into the Williamsburg night. Stuart Murdoch on the streets of Brooklyn, just imagine it.

    A week later and I’m still hyperventilating a little!

  4. heartbeatkitty:

    You know a band’s your favourite when they have so many fantastic songs that it’s impossible to choose a top 20, let alone a top 10 or 5.

    Everything about this song means so much to me. The masterful melody, the way the instruments wheeze in and out, the lyrics…

    And when you think one of their albums is maybe eh, not their best, but then a few years later you looooooove it and want to listen to it every day.

    And you’ve listened to all the other ones so many times you don’t even have to actually play the record to hear the whole song in your head, little toodly instrumentals and all.

    And you’ve got a song for each breakup, each road trip, each lovely fall day that is just the perfect song for that moment.

    …and of course, when you will run a mile in a 12-foot scarf to get a record signed…. :D

  5. bright-coat-and-bravado:

atinyglow:

bright-coat-and-bravado:

leda74:

my-tardis-sense-is-tingling:

jammygummy:

thedoctor-just-the-doctor:

obsessedobsesser:

whereisyourangel:

farbenfrei:

it makes it sad but beautiful that there are all names of his companions 

WHaT

what

WHAT

Susan, Barbara, Ian, Ben, Polly, Vicky, Jamie, Zoe, Liz, Jo, Sarah Jane, Leela, K9, Romana, Adric, Tegan, Nyssa, Peri, Mel, Ace, Grace, Rose, Jack, Mickey, Martha, Donna, Wilf, Amy, Rory, and Clara

i’m not crying i just have some doctor who in my eye

1) If you look a little longer, you’ll see that exactly the same set of symbols are repeated on all three rings (the top one is turned through 180 degrees so it’s not immediately obvious there; but comparing the bottom two is easy as they are almost perfectly aligned albeit rotating in different directions). There are no more than about 18 different symbols up there in total. Far fewer than would be required for the above list - even if it were a comprehensive list, which it’s not. Where’s Steven? Turlough? Katarina? Victoria? Dodo?
2) The symbols are meaningless. Any written Gallifreyan you see on set or on screen is basically circles and lines drawn at random by the set design team. Anyone claiming they can read/write “official Circular Gallifreyan” is pulling a fast one. It’s all made up on the fly. There are a number of fan-made translators out there, but no two will produce the same end result.
TL;DR: this is poppycock.

(One of) the trouble(s) with “Circular Gallifreyan” is that unlike, say, Klingon, there exists no widely-accepted spoken Gallifreyan. In fact, there exists not a single instance of spoken Gallifreyan, nor of any Gallifreyan syntactical or etymological development, in any widely-known Doctor Who fiction. There are maybe two dozen Gallifreyan nouns.Circular Gallifreyan is just pretty symbols based on watchmaking and astronomical motifs. When Doctor Who fandom gets its own Marc Okrand-type to conlang a coherent (and thematically and culturally resonant) spoken language for Gallifreyan, then we can start talking about alphabets and writing systems.Until then, I’d advise against getting bumper stickers, decorations, and especially tattoos of what are, essentially, meaningless squiggles.

Why hasn’t anyone done anything using the actual letter the Doctor actually writes in Deadly Assassin? That looks like a viable written language (as in, it looks like languages that exist here on planet earth).

No point in a written language, from a fandom perspective, without a spoken one. The naturalistic, stage-theater attitudes of Doctor Who run counter to the Star Trek habit of using subtitles for presumably “alien” languages, so the number of untranslated, coherent verbal conversations in televised Doctor Who is very small - and shrinks even more once you factor out joke languages like the Judoon.There’s no niche for it - it would be purely an act of masturbatory fannishness.

You make it sound like there’s some kind of problem with masturbatory fannishness ;) In cases like these, I wholeheartedly support fans inclination to Do What They Do.

    bright-coat-and-bravado:

    atinyglow:

    bright-coat-and-bravado:

    leda74:

    my-tardis-sense-is-tingling:

    jammygummy:

    thedoctor-just-the-doctor:

    obsessedobsesser:

    whereisyourangel:

    farbenfrei:

    it makes it sad but beautiful that there are all names of his companions 

    WHaT

    what

    WHAT

    Susan, Barbara, Ian, Ben, Polly, Vicky, Jamie, Zoe, Liz, Jo, Sarah Jane, Leela, K9, Romana, Adric, Tegan, Nyssa, Peri, Mel, Ace, Grace, Rose, Jack, Mickey, Martha, Donna, Wilf, Amy, Rory, and Clara

    i’m not crying i just have some doctor who in my eye

    1) If you look a little longer, you’ll see that exactly the same set of symbols are repeated on all three rings (the top one is turned through 180 degrees so it’s not immediately obvious there; but comparing the bottom two is easy as they are almost perfectly aligned albeit rotating in different directions). There are no more than about 18 different symbols up there in total. Far fewer than would be required for the above list - even if it were a comprehensive list, which it’s not. Where’s Steven? Turlough? Katarina? Victoria? Dodo?

    2) The symbols are meaningless. Any written Gallifreyan you see on set or on screen is basically circles and lines drawn at random by the set design team. Anyone claiming they can read/write “official Circular Gallifreyan” is pulling a fast one. It’s all made up on the fly. There are a number of fan-made translators out there, but no two will produce the same end result.

    TL;DR: this is poppycock.

    (One of) the trouble(s) with “Circular Gallifreyan” is that unlike, say, Klingon, there exists no widely-accepted spoken Gallifreyan. In fact, there exists not a single instance of spoken Gallifreyan, nor of any Gallifreyan syntactical or etymological development, in any widely-known Doctor Who fiction. There are maybe two dozen Gallifreyan nouns.

    Circular Gallifreyan is just pretty symbols based on watchmaking and astronomical motifs. When Doctor Who fandom gets its own Marc Okrand-type to conlang a coherent (and thematically and culturally resonant) spoken language for Gallifreyan, then we can start talking about alphabets and writing systems.

    Until then, I’d advise against getting bumper stickers, decorations, and especially tattoos of what are, essentially, meaningless squiggles.

    Why hasn’t anyone done anything using the actual letter the Doctor actually writes in Deadly Assassin? That looks like a viable written language (as in, it looks like languages that exist here on planet earth).

    No point in a written language, from a fandom perspective, without a spoken one. The naturalistic, stage-theater attitudes of Doctor Who run counter to the Star Trek habit of using subtitles for presumably “alien” languages, so the number of untranslated, coherent verbal conversations in televised Doctor Who is very small - and shrinks even more once you factor out joke languages like the Judoon.

    There’s no niche for it - it would be purely an act of masturbatory fannishness.

    You make it sound like there’s some kind of problem with masturbatory fannishness ;) In cases like these, I wholeheartedly support fans inclination to Do What They Do.

    (Source: henrytudors)

  6. fingerpuppet:

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    fingerpuppet:

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  7. (Source: cosmeticevolution)

  8. bright-coat-and-bravado:

    wackd:

    mousathe14:

    Anyone I know care to weigh in? Wack’d? Unnoun?

    Okay, alright, deep breath. Lessee what we can do here, because—well, let’s be frank—The Girl in the Fireplace is not a great episode, and one I don’t really feel like defending all that strongly. Certainly the romance pops the fuck out of nowhere, but people are taking it to some weird extremes.

    I mean, what does “civilized” even mean, in this case? Moffat doesn’t define his terms but you’ve all leaped to the conclusion that Rose isn’t civilized, which I think tells us who the real elitists are here. 

    My main problem is that the Doctor falling for a wealthy aristocrat who lives at the heart of one of the most ridiculously and inhumanely exploitative power structures in human history is grotesque. Yes, even when she looks like Sophia Myles - the Doctor should be able to keep it in his Time Trousers. Versailles and its inhabitants should viscerally repulse the Doctor, not arouse or seduce him. He stole the TARDIS to get away from people like Madame de Pompadour.

    … actually, if you restrict that behavior to Tennant’s Doctor, who has a (greatly misplaced) tremendous nostalgia for Gallifrey and the Time Lords, his courtship of Pompadour could be construed as an extension of that character flaw and his contrafactual nostalgia for the silly collars and Panopticon. Because Tennant’s Doctor is a deeply flawed character. When his stories engaged with that failing, with his hypocrisy and selfishness and cruelty, it worked out fantastically - see The Waters of Mars, or the ramifications of his sabotage of Harriet Jones. 

    But The Girl in the Fireplace does not do thatFireplace casts Tennant’s Doctor in the same do-no-wrong heroic light that was the unfortunate norm for Tennant’s era. As a result, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth - it’d be like the Doctor having a fling with a 20something Thatcher. Blecch.

    This is the kind of deconstruction of popular culture that helps me get out of bed in the morning.

    (Source: badwollf)

  9. "Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."

    mysharona1987:

    "Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

    "Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

    "Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

    "Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

    Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

    Don’t be born a woman if you don’t want to deal with this bullshit.

  10. Saying people of color are obsessed with race is like saying that someone is obsessed with swimming when they’re drowning.

    — Hari Kondabolu  (via jakeenglish)

    (Source: arabellesicardi)

  11. As long as I resist you, I live. If I win, you set me free.

    Det sjunde inseglet (1957) dir. Ingmar Bergman

    I saw this at a probably absurdly young age. As a result, all Bergman movies make me feel inexplicably cozy and happy, the bleaker they are the more I enjoy them.

    I should probably spend a little money and buy them all on DVD.

    (Source: alsk00)

  12. lanepatriquin:

embroidery april 2014

    lanepatriquin:

    embroidery april 2014

  13. 31 August 2014

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    artsy:

“I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.”—William Morris

    artsy:

    I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.”—William Morris

  14. charlienight:

    pickup line: hey girl do you want to make a fragile human connection in the vast and unfeeling infinity of a chaotic universe

    (Source: punkassbookjockeys)

  15. thebooksmith:

“Race is there; it exists. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.” -Jon Stewart

    thebooksmith:

    Race is there; it exists. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.” -Jon Stewart