thegaroul:

emberfiredrake:

emberfiredrake:

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. 

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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.

(Reblogged from thegaroul)

[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.

nanodash:

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.

(Reblogged from amemait)

thesilverdevastation:

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.

!!!!!!!

THAT WOULD BE THE MOST AMAZING THING

Bonus whiskey bottle included. 

I am a bad person. 

#I WANT THIS SO MUCH #WHY DON’T WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THIS IS A THING THAT EXISTS #PETITION TO CREATE A KICKSTARTER OR SOMETHING

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

(Reblogged from thesilverdevastation)

Fact #1147

classicwhofacts:

"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.

(Reblogged from veritypodcast)

intimeofperil:

drjamesmccrimmon:

AU where the second Doctor actually curses like a sailor, but the TARDIS translates it to things like “oh my giddy aunt!”

Not sure this is an AU so much as what really happens…I mean, we all know Tegan, for example, didn’t really say ‘rabbits’ when swearing, right?

I don’t know about that. I’ve never really questioned Tegan’s rabbits because I know an Australian woman - admittedly of an earlier generation than Tegan - who says “bunnies” when she means something considerably stronger.

On the other hand, I would totally believe it of Ace and her expressions of annoyance. (In real life, the writer of “Dragonfire” gave her speech patterns based on close observation of real teenagers he’d worked with, but the Beeb made him take all the swear words out because in those days you couldn’t have a teenage girl talking like that on the BBC no matter what real teenage girls were doing.)

(Reblogged from intimeofperil)

thenimonbepraised:

thefrogman:

Pusheen the Cat [tumblr | twitter | facebook]

Yep, that’s pretty much right.

The intrepid reporters at Breaking Cat News have more on this story.

(Reblogged from thenimonbepraised)

Romance Recommendation Test

thegaroul:

Heathcliff of Wuthering Heights: Sexy or Psycho?

If you answered sexy, please never recommend a romantic book/film/etc to me.

(x)

(Reblogged from thegaroul)

allofthefeelings:

I passed this on my way in to work this morning and I cannot come up with a single quote to caption this with that doesn’t break my own heart.

I choose to interprent this picture in the light of that Calvin & Hobbes cartoon where Calvin attempts to invoke the Snow Gods so that there’s enough snow for him to go sledding.

(Reblogged from allofthefeelings)
(Reblogged from thesilverdevastation)