In which the outside world is modernized and populated.
OH MY GOD THIS NEVER OCCURRED TO ME. What an amazing concept!! This is literally blowing my mind and there are sparks of ideas and “what if’s” and wow I was not prepared, but boy am I appreciative
Drs. Serizawa and Graham were the most relatable characters in the movie, because like us, they had a religious experience every time they saw Godzilla.
My dad and I made this fishtank for my mum for Christmas a few years ago with dollhouse furniture. I thought it was pretty rad
i cant believe your mom is a fish
Friendly reminder that this
took place less than a year apart.
I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express. - Randall Munroe, XKCD
My favorite Harry Potter character was the Sorting Hat. His job was to learn people’s secrets and then judge them.
after what feels like literally the longest week of my life working on it my marauder’s map dress for leakycon is DONE!! as a side note, i literally never want to use another fine point sharpie in my life.
Languages animate objects by giving them names, making them noticeable when we might not otherwise be aware of them. Tuvan has a word iy (pronounced like the letter e), which indicates the short side of a hill.
I had never noticed that hills had a short side. But once I learned the word, I began to study the contours of hills, trying to identify the iy. It turns out that hills are asymmetrical, never perfectly conical, and indeed one of their sides tends to be steeper and shorter than the others.
If you are riding a horse, carrying firewood, or herding goats on foot, this is a highly salient concept. You never want to mount a hill from the iy side, as it takes more energy to ascend, and an iy descent is more treacherous as well. Once you know about the iy, you see it in every hill and identify it automatically, directing your horse, sheep, or footsteps accordingly.
This is a perfect example of how language adapts to local environment, by packaging knowledge into ecologically relevant bits. Once you know that there is an iy, you don’t really have to be told to notice it or avoid it. You just do. The language has taught you useful information in a covert fashion, without explicit instruction.
|—||K. David Harrison, The Last Speakers (via perugu—-annam)|
Nine out of ten doctors recommend going on a trip to an amusement park this weekend
The tenth doctor doesn’t want to go
how many followers did you lose because of this post
i’m so upset
I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb
they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!
if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter
SORRY THIS WAS RUSHED
but hell yeah what an awesome AU THANK YOU <3