zendarenn:

goalposthead:

Well it was brilliant at the recordings! also spotted Kevin Baker in the queue! but didn’t want to ask for an autograph he was chatting with someone. Sketches me and nitro-nine couldn’t stop laughing at because we had heard them at the tryouts, which led to laughing at the wrong times! Also TWO songs and TWO Since you ask me tales! I made a hat which John himself said would be better than Arthurs hat! Me and nitro-nine asked important questions to Mr Finnemore like What kind of otters where you thinking about in Ottery St Mary Then I told him about the otter at college and the wild one in Shetland. we also asked How many attempts it took for Martin to pass his driving test! Theory straight away and it would be Five or six attempts at his practical, so I did better than Martin Creiff!! Then I got a hug from John who gives lovely hugs! Simon and Carrie both loved the T-shirt I had, but Margret never came out and Lawry left before he signed anything for me but I got an autograph from Carrie and Simon! And I have a photo and I can see zendarenn creeping in the back there! and Simon with his tenticle monster from her! Carrie wrote “excellent T-shirt. Wear no shoes” and Simon put kisses after and said it was a habit. Simon and Carrie are brilliant!

Sorry, but I had to photobomb that one :D Brilliant photos/write up! 
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zendarenn:

goalposthead:

Well it was brilliant at the recordings! also spotted Kevin Baker in the queue! but didn’t want to ask for an autograph he was chatting with someone. Sketches me and nitro-nine couldn’t stop laughing at because we had heard them at the tryouts, which led to laughing at the wrong times! Also TWO songs and TWO Since you ask me tales! I made a hat which John himself said would be better than Arthurs hat! Me and nitro-nine asked important questions to Mr Finnemore like What kind of otters where you thinking about in Ottery St Mary Then I told him about the otter at college and the wild one in Shetland. we also asked How many attempts it took for Martin to pass his driving test! Theory straight away and it would be Five or six attempts at his practical, so I did better than Martin Creiff!! Then I got a hug from John who gives lovely hugs! Simon and Carrie both loved the T-shirt I had, but Margret never came out and Lawry left before he signed anything for me but I got an autograph from Carrie and Simon! And I have a photo and I can see zendarenn creeping in the back there! and Simon with his tenticle monster from her! Carrie wrote “excellent T-shirt. Wear no shoes” and Simon put kisses after and said it was a habit. Simon and Carrie are brilliant!

Sorry, but I had to photobomb that one :D Brilliant photos/write up! 
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zendarenn:

goalposthead:

Well it was brilliant at the recordings! also spotted Kevin Baker in the queue! but didn’t want to ask for an autograph he was chatting with someone. Sketches me and nitro-nine couldn’t stop laughing at because we had heard them at the tryouts, which led to laughing at the wrong times! Also TWO songs and TWO Since you ask me tales! I made a hat which John himself said would be better than Arthurs hat! Me and nitro-nine asked important questions to Mr Finnemore like What kind of otters where you thinking about in Ottery St Mary Then I told him about the otter at college and the wild one in Shetland. we also asked How many attempts it took for Martin to pass his driving test! Theory straight away and it would be Five or six attempts at his practical, so I did better than Martin Creiff!! Then I got a hug from John who gives lovely hugs! Simon and Carrie both loved the T-shirt I had, but Margret never came out and Lawry left before he signed anything for me but I got an autograph from Carrie and Simon! And I have a photo and I can see zendarenn creeping in the back there! and Simon with his tenticle monster from her! Carrie wrote “excellent T-shirt. Wear no shoes” and Simon put kisses after and said it was a habit. Simon and Carrie are brilliant!

Sorry, but I had to photobomb that one :D Brilliant photos/write up! 
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zendarenn:

goalposthead:

Well it was brilliant at the recordings! also spotted Kevin Baker in the queue! but didn’t want to ask for an autograph he was chatting with someone. Sketches me and nitro-nine couldn’t stop laughing at because we had heard them at the tryouts, which led to laughing at the wrong times! Also TWO songs and TWO Since you ask me tales! I made a hat which John himself said would be better than Arthurs hat! Me and nitro-nine asked important questions to Mr Finnemore like What kind of otters where you thinking about in Ottery St Mary Then I told him about the otter at college and the wild one in Shetland. we also asked How many attempts it took for Martin to pass his driving test! Theory straight away and it would be Five or six attempts at his practical, so I did better than Martin Creiff!! Then I got a hug from John who gives lovely hugs! Simon and Carrie both loved the T-shirt I had, but Margret never came out and Lawry left before he signed anything for me but I got an autograph from Carrie and Simon! And I have a photo and I can see zendarenn creeping in the back there! and Simon with his tenticle monster from her! Carrie wrote “excellent T-shirt. Wear no shoes” and Simon put kisses after and said it was a habit. Simon and Carrie are brilliant!

Sorry, but I had to photobomb that one :D Brilliant photos/write up! 
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zendarenn:

goalposthead:

Well it was brilliant at the recordings! also spotted Kevin Baker in the queue! but didn’t want to ask for an autograph he was chatting with someone. Sketches me and nitro-nine couldn’t stop laughing at because we had heard them at the tryouts, which led to laughing at the wrong times! Also TWO songs and TWO Since you ask me tales! I made a hat which John himself said would be better than Arthurs hat! Me and nitro-nine asked important questions to Mr Finnemore like What kind of otters where you thinking about in Ottery St Mary Then I told him about the otter at college and the wild one in Shetland. we also asked How many attempts it took for Martin to pass his driving test! Theory straight away and it would be Five or six attempts at his practical, so I did better than Martin Creiff!! Then I got a hug from John who gives lovely hugs! Simon and Carrie both loved the T-shirt I had, but Margret never came out and Lawry left before he signed anything for me but I got an autograph from Carrie and Simon! And I have a photo and I can see zendarenn creeping in the back there! and Simon with his tenticle monster from her! Carrie wrote “excellent T-shirt. Wear no shoes” and Simon put kisses after and said it was a habit. Simon and Carrie are brilliant!

Sorry, but I had to photobomb that one :D Brilliant photos/write up! 
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zendarenn:

goalposthead:

Well it was brilliant at the recordings! also spotted Kevin Baker in the queue! but didn’t want to ask for an autograph he was chatting with someone. Sketches me and nitro-nine couldn’t stop laughing at because we had heard them at the tryouts, which led to laughing at the wrong times! Also TWO songs and TWO Since you ask me tales! I made a hat which John himself said would be better than Arthurs hat! Me and nitro-nine asked important questions to Mr Finnemore like What kind of otters where you thinking about in Ottery St Mary Then I told him about the otter at college and the wild one in Shetland. we also asked How many attempts it took for Martin to pass his driving test! Theory straight away and it would be Five or six attempts at his practical, so I did better than Martin Creiff!! Then I got a hug from John who gives lovely hugs! Simon and Carrie both loved the T-shirt I had, but Margret never came out and Lawry left before he signed anything for me but I got an autograph from Carrie and Simon! And I have a photo and I can see zendarenn creeping in the back there! and Simon with his tenticle monster from her! Carrie wrote “excellent T-shirt. Wear no shoes” and Simon put kisses after and said it was a habit. Simon and Carrie are brilliant!

Sorry, but I had to photobomb that one :D Brilliant photos/write up! 
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zendarenn:

goalposthead:

Well it was brilliant at the recordings! also spotted Kevin Baker in the queue! but didn’t want to ask for an autograph he was chatting with someone. Sketches me and nitro-nine couldn’t stop laughing at because we had heard them at the tryouts, which led to laughing at the wrong times! Also TWO songs and TWO Since you ask me tales! I made a hat which John himself said would be better than Arthurs hat! Me and nitro-nine asked important questions to Mr Finnemore like What kind of otters where you thinking about in Ottery St Mary Then I told him about the otter at college and the wild one in Shetland. we also asked How many attempts it took for Martin to pass his driving test! Theory straight away and it would be Five or six attempts at his practical, so I did better than Martin Creiff!! Then I got a hug from John who gives lovely hugs! Simon and Carrie both loved the T-shirt I had, but Margret never came out and Lawry left before he signed anything for me but I got an autograph from Carrie and Simon! And I have a photo and I can see zendarenn creeping in the back there! and Simon with his tenticle monster from her! Carrie wrote “excellent T-shirt. Wear no shoes” and Simon put kisses after and said it was a habit. Simon and Carrie are brilliant!

Sorry, but I had to photobomb that one :D Brilliant photos/write up! 

4.1

osheamobile:

the-aether-forge:

"Night falls," said Talus, idly watching the sunset out the window. "But day breaks. You ever think about that?”

"What?"

Talus turned and repressed a sigh as he saw his coworker still sprawled across the couch in the guard’s station. “C’mon, Cliff. Wake up. If the boss catches you like that again, it’ll be your hide.”

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A new chapter brings us to the beginnings of a dark night.

The End of Gamers

rhube:

kierongillen:

dangolding:

The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.

First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…

This is really strong.

OK, I am getting super annoyed with men talking about this framing the discussion as being in a history where women only recently started playing games or contributing to the industry.

WOMEN HAVE ALWAYS GAMED. THE FIRST COMPUTER PROGRAMMER WAS A WOMAN. GET THIS THROUGH YOUR SKULL.

It’s like figures forcing you to concede that adult women make up roughly half of gamers have just made you move it back ‘Oh, well, they didn’t used to’ or ‘They only used to play girly games/casual games’. STOP. NO. I KNOW YOU THINK YOU’RE HELPING, BUT YOU’RE NOT.

We have always been here and we have always experienced shitty levels of sexism and exclusion when we have tried to do so.

The difference is that the Intenert has made the fact that we game and talk about gaming and critique gaming and write games impossible to ignore. That is why the backlash has become so vicious. Erasure by simply acting as though we aren’t there isn’t possible anymore, so the tactics have become more direct.

Look, guys, I appreciate that you care and that you want to show your outrage (and pat each other on the back for being so powerfully outraged) but you really need to be aware of how you can still be and are perpetuating the culture that begets this.

Stop painting us as new. Stop painting us as taking someone else’s toys.  Stop pretending that the sexism of the ‘old days’ was OK, because only boys played. No. Girls played. Women played. Women have always played. The sexism was there not as some kind of natural consequence of only supplying to boys, but as a consequence of the massively sexist culture in which we still exist and in which you partake.

i-dont-have-to-do-boo:

peabodysfedora:

detectivewho:

dblaksle:

guys remember when Lemony Snicket filled an entire page with evers? 

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I do.

Who cares about the page filled with evers? Lemony Snicket just made two whole pages black.

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He don’t give a shit.

And that time he repeated an entire passage about deja vu to give the reader deja vu

Yep

What a serious of unnecessary events

(Source: therealslimblakeslee)

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

You're post regarding the existence of biological sex... perturbed me, to say the least, given the fact that you only cited intersex people as proof of this. I did some quick research on the subject and I learned that those fitting under the label intersex (not xx or xy, klinefelters, ambiguous genitalia, etc) and I found that such individuals make up around 1%-2% of the human population. As a result I must ask, and please understand this is an honest question, have you ever heard of an outliar?

ailuronymy:

Hello there.

Yes, I have heard of an outlier. I was fortunate enough to receive a high school education in mathematics, which got me fairly well-acquainted with the concept of outliers, multiplication, basic fractions, and Pythagoras’ bloody Theorem, among other things.

Now, please allow me to ask you a question:

Do you realise what you have just said?

It’s not a trick question, by the way. I am legitimately, apprehensively curious as to whether or not you realise exactly what it is you are suggesting to me. 

Did you know there are approximately seven billion people alive in this world right now? Approximately 7,255,000,000, and counting, in fact. 

And since you’re interested in maths, do you know what 1% of that number is?

It’s 72,550,000.

But that was an easy one. Do you know what 2% of that number is?

Of course you do. It’s 145,100,000. 

And do you realise what you have just said?

Would you like to know some other interesting statistics? I’m sure you would have answered yes, because you are a curious mind. Let’s talk about countries.

Did you know that Japan, Vietnam, Seychelles, Greenland, Germany, Australia, Palestine, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Afghanistan, South Korea, and France each have populations under 145,100,000 as of the most recent records.

Entire countries with fewer than 145,100,000 inhabitants. 

Did you know that, in fact, only nine countries have over 145,100,000 inhabitants? In order, those countries are China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Russia. 

And so I will ask one more time, for emphasis: 

Do you realise what you have just said to me? 

I’m sure you know - being so well-versed in mathematics as you are - what happens to outliers. If nothing else, our dear friend Spiders Georg should have shown you what usually happens to outliers.

They do not get counted. They get ignored. They get deleted. 

What you have just said to me is this:

Approximately 145,100,000 people do not count to you. You do not respect them. You do not acknowledge them. You do not care about them. You see them as numbers. You see them as things, not people. You see them as less than yourself. 

I find that suggestion disturbing and repulsive in ways I can scarcely put into words, and frankly, I feel that same repulsion about you by association. What you have said to me is nothing short of disgusting and inhuman. I am so disappointed in you. 

However, you are quite right about me only citing a specifically intersex-oriented website. To be honest, that was because it was an easily accessible, informative read for people on the topic of physiological variation, to prove my point on there variation in the first place, and my thinking was that if people were curious and wanted to learn more about the fantastic spectrum of human existence, they were clever enough to, say, research it for themselves. To use the Google, as the kids these days call it. Perhaps that was a mistake on my part. Perhaps I shouldn’t have assumed that level of independent learning ability.

Seeing that you mentioned it, I assume you have looked into Klinefelter syndrome and ‘ambiguous genitalia’, and I therefore have absolutely no idea why you’re “perturbed” about this. 

The purpose of that post I made was to show that sexual morphology is not as simple as ‘male’ or ‘female’, and neither is it as simple as ‘penis’ or ‘vagina’. Gender is a spectrum, and so is sexual morphology. 

This may or may not come as a surprise to you, depending on whether or not you’ve actually seen other people’s junk, but almost no-one has the same junk as someone else. There is no factory where the Perfect Standard Junk gets made; there is no perfect standard junk. Even for people who are not considered ‘ambiguous’ or intersex, there is a lot of physical variation in every way you can think of, pretty much. 

And it’s all okay. That’s the point of this. 

People should never be shamed for their bodies. They should not be excluded or discriminated against or harmed or in any way made to feel lesser because their body is a bit different from yours. Like, for goodness’ sake. You shouldn’t need for someone to tell you that. 

And yet, here you are, telling me that 145,100,000 people are outliers.

Well, you know what? As far as I’m concerned, that’s 145,100,000 reasons to care about this. 

So it’s time to change your tune or go far, far, far away, you unbelievable wally. It’s your choice now.

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