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ohmagrathea:

Gail Simone’s short story for the Time Warp #1 anthology. I’m not a huge fan of Simone’s ongoing work but I have to say, her short stories are wonderful. Thank you for this one. 

Art by Gael Bertrand, published by Vertigo.

Negation: When No Means Yes in Night Vale

allthingslinguistic:

I’m excited to announce that one of my posts, Welcome to Night Vale: where even “not” isn’t what it seems, has just appeared on the podcast Grammar Girl. 

We also got permission to use actual audio clips from Welcome to Night Vale for the excerpts that I’m discussing, so you can go hear Cecil’s soothing tones interspersed with some linguistics (of course, you can also just read it yourself either here or there).

And yes, this does mean that someone involved in the creation of Welcome to Night Vale is aware that there has been linguistics analysis done of their work. Which is pretty darn cool. 

I’ve got a few more articles in planning stages for Grammar Girl in the upcoming months, which I will link to when they’re up. In the meantime, you can read more of my longish original posts at #long reads or check out this list of linguistics-related podcasts (amusingly, it was this list of podcasts that lead Grammar Girl to my blog in the first place). 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I seem to have misplaced my ability to even. 

College Major Stereotypes:

dotluvr:

chrybo:

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Choaked at Theater

(Source: magneticmotif)

enterpriize:

goblinparty:

thefuuuucomics:

thenextnarcissus:

morrissarty:

the best of tumblr confusion

YOU FORGOT THE BEST ONE

WELCOME TO TUMBLR

JAIME IT’S BACK AND I LAUGH EVERY TIME I SEE IT

tumblr reminds me that i’m not alone in the universe i swear to god.

(Source: thranduskul)

timecowboy:

Robot Revolution 

What COGS is all about

babydontdance:

bocla:

Part of my Mother Mother poster contest entry.

[Vote for me!]

Love it.

orbitoflove:
TAG, you’re it~! The rules are to state ten random facts about yourself but hey you don't have to if you don't wanna. You are a wonderful, lovely person <3 (◠‿◠✿)
Me:
  • I shave my hair off in the summer time because it guarantees uniform hair length when it grows out (also free)
  • I get euphoric during cloudless moonlit nights
  • By the zodiac calendar, I fall into the overlap zone of 2 signs (neither are applicable)
  • I spent the majority of my life not knowing that people aren’t generally double jointed
  • I have a drinking problem, in that I’ll subconsciously continue sipping any drink allocated to me and generally become disappointed if the cup ends before my thirst does
  • Ironically, the only thing the previous point doesn’t apply to is alcohol (as far as I’m aware)
  • I tend to contract a lot of words (particularly ones that other languages fold into conjugation)
  • There are few things that make me angry (although many that make me exasperated)
  • The only thing that has driven me to hate anyone is hypocrisy (particularly the blissfully ignorant judgemental kind)
  • I think modularly and generally abuse brackets to nest thoughts into statements (or add comments & clarifications after them)

takayababy:

von—gelmini:

If you’re feeling a bit low today, have some cute kittens. Kittens don’t judge. They just purr and are fuzzy and are love. So take a long look at the kittens, take a deep breath. Whatever is your struggle today, you can make it through til tomorrow. And tomorrow will take care of itself.

murphy's law of combat

Murphy’s Laws of Combat

  1. If the enemy is in range, so are you.
  2. Incoming fire has the right of way.
  3. Don’t look conspicuous, it draws fire.
  4. There is always a way.
  5. The easy way is always mined.
  6. Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.
  7. Professionals are predictable, it’s the amateurs that are dangerous.
  8. The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions: a) When you’re ready for them. b) When you’re not ready for them.
  9. Teamwork is essential, it gives them someone else to shoot at.
  10. If you can’t remember, the claymore is pointed at you.
  11. The enemy diversion you have been ignoring will be the main attack.
  12. A “sucking chest wound” is natures way of telling you to slow down.
  13. If your attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush.
  14. Never draw fire, it irritates everyone around you.
  15. Anything you do can get you shot, including nothing.
  16. Make it tough enough for the enemy to get in and you won’t be able to get out.
  17. Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than yourself.
  18. If you are short of everything but the enemy, you are in a combat zone.
  19. When you have secured an area, don’t forget to tell the enemy.
  20. Never forget that your weapon is made by the lowest bidder.
  21. Friendly Fire Isn’t.

(Source: funnyjunk.com)

limbsa7o:

In Deus Ex: HR there are patterns on a glass wall in LIMB clinic. Most people don’t notice, but those patterns are actually origami crease patterns for model made by Robert Lang, Eupatorus gracilicornis, opus 476
Credit to guys from origami forum

prostheticknowledge:

Prototype Real / Digital Info Interface System

Using projection and gestures to create interactive relationship with information - video embedded below:

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a next generation user interface which can accurately detect the users finger and what it is touching, creating an interactive touchscreen-like system, using objects in the real word.

“We think paper and many other objects could be manipulated by touching them, as with a touchscreen. This system doesn’t use any special hardware; it consists of just a device like an ordinary webcam, plus a commercial projector. Its capabilities are achieved by image processing technology.”

Using this technology, information can be imported from a document as data, by selecting the necessary parts with your finger.

More at DigInfo here

RELATED: This is very similar to a concept developed in 1991 called ‘The Digital Desk’ [link]

crimm-art:

I have been waiting all day to post this doodle.
These are the important things I think about during the day.
On a somewhat related note, I’ve been seriously contemplating redrawing and continuing my D&amp;D-based/inspired “Bad Adventure Comic” from my sophomore year, renaming it BADventure Comic, and maybe adding Geas Goose at some point.
I don’t know if it’s the lack of sleep but I really like Geas Goose.