Doktor Archeville's Laboratory

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andante-ace:

shandrak:

liamniisan:

PORTAL 2 IS 5 DOLLARS ON STEAM

ALSO:

Portal 1 is $2.50

The bundle for both is $6.24

IF Y’ALL WANNA PLAY MY MOST FAVORITE PLATFORM PUZZLE GAME EVER WITH AN AMAZING STORY Y’ALL BEST GET ON THIS

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I had $6.70 in my steam account.

Had.

babebraham:

*SLAMS FISTS ON THE TABLE* MORE ASEXUAL AND AROMANTIC REPRESENTATION

*KICKS DOWN A DOOR* NO MORE COMPARING ASEXUALS AND/OR AROMANTICS TO FUCKING ROBOTS AND PLANTS

*PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE WALL* ARO/ACE PEOPLE ARE HUMAN BEINGS WITH FEELINGS AND DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH SOME GODDAMN RESPECT

*CLIMBS ON TOP OF THE ROOF AND BEATS CHEST* ARO/ACE PEOPLE FUCKING EXIST

summonerserahheart:

Who remembers the Shakespeare characters in Gargoyles?

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!

Macbeth mac Findlaech, aka Lennox Macduff (voiced by John Rhys-Davies)

Puck (sometimes The Puck), aka Robin Goodfellow, aka Own Burnett (voiced by Brent Spiner)

Lord Oberon (voiced by Terrence Mann) and Queen Titania (aka Anastasia Renard; voiced by Kate Mulgrew)

The Weird Sisters: Phoebe (blonde), Seline (black), and Luna (white/silver hair), all voiced by Kath Soucie

(It pleased me to be able to draw much of that from memory!  And yes, some of the above is spoilers, but the show’s been out for eighteen years, I think the statute of limitations is passed.)

So for tomorrow night’s comics-themed burlesque show, the performers have already been leaking images of their costumes.  So far I’ve seen American Maid (from The Tick), Death of the Endless, Black Widow, and Psylocke.  Looks like it’s going to be an awesome show!

(Legends Nightclub, in Raleigh, 9:00pm.  $5 to get in, $4 if you’re in costume as a comics character.)

algrenion:

overlypolitebisexual:

whenever i see these post-apocalyptic films set in the USA where everyone is pretty much just killing each other with no mention of other nations i always just assume that the rest of the world is fine and has learnt how to resume life as normal

 

Magic returns, the rest of the world adapts and becomes Shadowrun, but the USA goes back to Earthdawn?

Hunh: are there any stories where the setting appears to be some quasi-Medieval fantasy land, but the focal characters eventually learn the rest of the world is considerably more advanced?

I read your Winter Soldier analysis, and I have a question : you say that "There’s a reason his code name is drawn from an investigation into one of the ugliest chapters of American history." Please help a non-American understand what you meant? I mean I obviously see the Cold War reference in the movie, but from what you've written it seems like something more subtle *within* the Cold War... shit, I mean just "Cold War" seems too evident and I can't find the deeper meaning?
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liveship:

wizzard890:

Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.

The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.  

When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.

But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.

So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.

#plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth

Fascinating

misguided-misanthrope:

elluvias:

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

IF YOU ARE SEXUALLY HARRASSED YOU REPORT THAT SHIT

IF YOU ARE HARASSED IN ANY WAY REPORT THAT SHIT




WHAT?!

Ten jobs applied for so far this week!  Most are administrative/office/processing  assistant positions, though one if for an archival assistant position with the Office of State Personnel, which would be somewhat library-ish.  Let’s hope at least one of them calls me back.

Also, I found out that the Monographs Acquisitions job I’d applied for last month is still open.  They told me they’d already done phone interviews and were now calling in people for face-to-face talks.  That they didn’t call me tells me I was not selected as a potential candidate — which confuses and infuriates me, given both my experience in academic library Acquisitions and my status as a RIF’d priority re-hire — so I’m going to try to get some of my former co-workers to contact that library and talk me up to see if they can get me an interview.

I loved this show!  Especially John Astin as Professor Wickwire.  Hopefully the whole thing will be up soon.