ensignchekovsgun said: I couldn't tell from your tags, so I'm sorry if you know this already, but there is a Classic Comic Relief sketch where Rowan Atkinson, Richard E Grant, Hugh Grant, and Joanna Lumley all play the Doctor. It's on YouTube. watch?v=Do-wDPoC6GM .


Yeah, I remember that after I hit post (it’s been a loooooong time since I’ve watched it). Well, I remembered Joanna Lumley something something. It still amuses me that Who fandom at that time had nothing else to work with except a Comic Relief sketch and thus there are entire sub-archives of fic based on it.

Other things of note from that site:

90% of the authors are dudes, and they all use their real names. Ah, the late 90s. Were we ever so young?

Still wondering who The Trenchcoat Doctor is?

The Doctor Index is somewhat misleading, though: yes, there was fic in that archive about each of the Comic Relief Doctors, but not actually very much, and most of them were only represented by stories of the kind that have All The Doctors in them. There was considerably more about, say, the Eighth Doctor who was in one TV episode. (And if you’re thinking of saying that of course there was more about him, he was in all those novels too, then you’ve remembered that the Comic Relief special wasn’t exactly the only thing we had to work with in those days.)

I started writing an explanation of Trenchcoat, but then I had the bright idea of seeing if Fanlore had an article about virtual seasons that I could link to and save having to explain what those are… which led to the discovery that Fanlore has an article about Trenchcoat itself, so I’ll just point you to that instead.

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my favorite tidbit about rome is that in the mid-1800s one of the popes didnt like the statues in rome having dicks so he ordered them knocked off. fast forward to the last decade or so and art historians in conjunction with the vatican are trying to erm. restore. the statues. but the dicks were just. kept in a box. so art historians are going around rome, with a box of dicks, trying to match them up to their owner.

I was lying in bed reading tumblr on my phone this morning (don’t anyone judge me) and I hit this post and before I even saw that you had tagged me with it, Eimear, I thought


So they’ve spotted dicks?

Thus proving the penis mightier than the sword. 

Wait, why did they keep the dicks? ‘I don’t want these statues to have dicks. I must have all the dicks!’

Well, obviously if you don’t want anybody to see the dicks, the only sure way is to keep the dicks yourself somewhere safe so you know nobody else has them.

I mean, you can’t just throw them away: people might find them and stick them back on the statues. Or, worse, find them and keep them for some other doubtless deplorable purpose of their own.

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i’m a lapsed dc comics fan

In my case, it’s not so much that I’ve stopped being a DC Comics fan as that the DC Comics I’m a fan of doesn’t exist any more.

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Chris Pratt interrupts the interview to french braid intern’s hair x

If for no other reason, now I fully understand why Chris Pratt was cast. Qualities like this are important in Marvel men.

What exactly is going on here? I haven’t seen a version with text, I really want to know why he’s braiding her hair, and where he learned to braid hair, and who he practices on and what his favorite My Little Pony is.

Context, okay. You see at the end of the OP comment, there’s an x with a link on it? That’s a link to the video these images come from.

(This is a useful thing to remember in general; the x-with-a-link-to-the-source is fairly common on Tumblr gifsets in my experience, at least on gifsets created by people who remember to credit their sources.)

(Source: pinefarts)

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Headcanon that Samantha Carter is Peggy Carter’s granddaughter. 

Just realized that were this the case, things would get hella awkward amongst the Avengers when Thor’s true form was revealed. 


Sticking with it though. 

#why are so many strong female characters named Carter?, #fandom mashup, #peggy carter, #samantha carter, #detective carter

About ten years ago, I read a fanfic series featuring one of those Mysterious Little Shops That Sells The Protagonist Just What The Plot Needs, and the gimmick was that the proprietor, whose name was Carter, was related some way to every other fictional Carter ever, and the stock in his shop was all weird mementoes his various relatives had sent him from Abydos or Barsoom or Minbar or the Plateau of Leng or Hydra’s latest secret science lab or wherever it was they’d been lately.

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[From Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed #2, 2010.]

Reminder that Frog Thor wasn’t only a thing that happened that one time when Thor got kissed by a beautiful woman and turned into a frog. (Although that was a fun story itself.)

The list of people who have been judged worthy to possess the power of Thor includes an actual frog.


Your brain is such a worthless slacker. I’ll prove it.

Relax and stare at this image for a while. After said while (thirty seconds…ish), the colours will begin to disappear (no it’s not a gif). You can even make them go away completely.

What’s happening is called Troxler’s Fading. After a while of receiving the same non-changing information, your brain gets bored and just discards the information because it’s too busy keeping an eye out for more pressing, changing information, like tiger attacks.

You know how when you wear a watch for a while you stop noticing it. Same thing. Your brain is an idiot.

It is pretty though.

I take the opposite lesson from this. Any lazy hacked-together optical system could show you what’s right in front of your eyes. It takes real effort to look at what’s right in front of your eyes and not see it.

Our brains go to a lot of trouble to figure out which of the things we’re looking at are important and which can be safely ignored, and we don’t always give them suitable appreciation.

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My takeaway from this is that I want a Lego Brideshead Revisited set, especially a little Sebastian Flyte in a dapper little white Lego suit and hat.



Bonus whiskey bottle included. 

I am a bad person. 


You know, LEGO has its own official Kickstarter-like web site for suggesting new kit ideas

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Fact #1147


"The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon" is an infinite, nonrepeating ballad - meaning that every possible word combination exists somewhere in the song. Somewhere in that infinite string of letters is the name of every person you will ever love, the date, time, and manner of your death, and the answers to all the great questions of the universe. 

The trick, as Borges observed in his classic “The Ballad of Babel”, is telling the true answers apart from the multiple false answers that it also necessarily contains.

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