Periodic Perspectives

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icelandiceel:

fuzzykitty01:

I’ll stop reblogging this when it stops being funny.

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(Source: feanorr)

Ask an Editor: Villain POVs

(Source: tubooks)

Describing Feelings

whataboutwriting:

How can I describe my characters feelings? - Anonymous

Since your characters aren’t exactly real people your readers can talk to and get to know in real-life manners, their feelings and emotions and thoughts are what lets your readers connect with them. These things…

simonjadis:

daftlypunk:

"im writing a research paper so reblog if—"

no youre not

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thepatientlywaitingfox:

she-wants-the-eod:

highball2814:

reverendrevenant:

I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life

My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.

I need to remember this for uniforms.

Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!

thepatientlywaitingfox:

she-wants-the-eod:

highball2814:

reverendrevenant:

I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life

My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.

I need to remember this for uniforms.

Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!

(Source: neverforget14)

marialuisa-pr:

gynocraticgrrl:

Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

bolding mine

I agree that this probably has less to do with the choice of dress and more to do with socialization and culture.

whovianfeminism:

Happy Easter everyone!

For those at you at AwesomeCon, sorry I couldn’t be there, I got slammed with work. I’m spending my Easter Sunday sadly eating Cadbury Creme Eggs while working on papers. Have fun and wave to Billie Piper for me!

(Source: humany-wumany)

Excuse me, Archchancellor, but that simply will not do!"

Ridcully swayed backward, like a man subjected to an attack by a previously comatose sheep.

Ponder plunged on, because when you have dived off a cliff your only hope is to press for the abolition of gravity.
“I have twelve jobs in this university,” he said. “I do all the paperwork. I do all the adding up. In fact, I do everything that requires even a modicum of of effort and responsibility! And I go on doing it even though Brazeneck have offered me the post of Bursar! With a staff! I mean real people, not a stick with a knob on the end. Now… Will… You… Trust… Me? What is it about Nutt that is so important?”

“The bastard tried to lure you away?” said Ridcully. “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless Dean! Is there nothing he will not stoop to? How much did—”

“I didn’t ask, said Ponder quietly.

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Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett

Ponder’s been gaining momentum throughout the series and working his way through the character tiers as he goes; starting off as a student wizard about to sit the exams, becoming a professor and acquiring students, building HEX, splitting the thaum and subsequently creating Roundworld. He’s the first and foremost researcher in quantum magic and physics. And that’s all pretty much background stuff.

Ponder’s become the Archchancellor’s right-hand wizard without the Archchancellor particularly noticing. He’s the person everyone in the university relies on, and they don’t even know it. He gets everything done, generally on time and always well. He does it because, well, somebody has to and he’s probably the only one that will. He doesn’t particularly like the workload and responsibility, but he doesn’t hate it. He does it all by himself. And he gets little to no recognition for any of it. Not even the reader really noticed the first time round.

Brazeneck offered Ponder a stable position and promised him an actual staff of people to assist him. If he took it, he would be pretty much free of responsibility, free to do what he liked, free to pursue what interested him. He wouldn’t have an immense workload, he wouldn’t be constantly busy, he wouldn’t be shouted at and rushed all the time.

But he didn’t even ask how much Brazeneck would pay him.

He didn’t. Even. Ask.

(via eternallyanna)

The Patrician took a sip of his beer. “I have told this to few people, gentlemen, and I suspect I never will again, but one day when I was a young boy on holiday in Uberwald, I was walking along the bank of a stream when I saw a mother otter with her cubs. A very endearing sight, I’m sure you will agree, and even as I watched, the mother otter dived into the water and came up with a plump salmon, which she subdued and dragged onto a half-submerged log. As she ate it, while of course it was still alive, the body split and I remember to this day the sweet pinkness of its roes as they spilled out, much to the delight of the baby otters who scrambled over themselves to feed on the delicacy. One of nature’s wonders, gentlemen: mother and children dining upon mother and children. And that’s when I first learned about evil. It is built into the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior.”

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Terry Pratchett,Unseen Academicals (via words-in-the-heart)

Vetinari, revealed.

One Professor Macarona D.Thau (Bug), D.Maus (Chubb), Magistaludorum (QIS), Octavium (Hons), PHGK (Blit), DMSK, Mack, D.Thau (Bra), Visiting Professor in Chickens (Jahn the Conqueror University (Floor 2, Shrimp Packers building, Genua)), Primo Octo (Deux), Visiting Professor of Blit/Slood Exchanges (Al Khali), KCbfj, Reciprocating Professor of Blit Theory (Unki), D.Thau (Unki), Didimus Supremius (Unki), Emeritus Professor in Blit Substrata Determinations (Chubb), Chair of Blit and Music Studies (Quirm College for Young Ladies)! There’s only one Professor Macarona D.Thau (Bug), D.Maus (Chubb), Magistaludorum (QIS), Octavium (Hons), PHGK (Blit), DMSK, Mack, D.Thau (Bra), Visiting Professor in Chickens (Jahn the Conqueror University (Floor 2, Shrimp Packers building, Genua)), Primo Octo (Deux), Visiting Professor of Blit/Slood Exchanges (Al Khali), KCbfj, Reciprocating Professor of Blit Theory (Unki), D.Thau (Unki), Didimus Supremius (Unki), Emeritus Professor in Blit Substrata Determinations (Chubb), Chair of Blit and Music Studies (Quirm College for Young Ladies)! There’s only one Professor Bengo Macarona D.Thau (Bug), D.Maus (Chubb), Magistaludorum (QIS), Octavium (Hons), PHGK (Blit), DMSK, Mack, D.Thau (Bra), Visiting Professor in Chickens (Jahn the Conqueror University (Floor 2, Shrimp Packers building, Genua)), Primo Octo (Deux), Visiting Professor of Blit/Slood Exchanges (Al Khali), KCbfj, Reciprocating Professor of Blit Theory (Unki), D.Thau (Unki), Didimus Supremius (Unki), Emeritus Professor in Blit Substrata Determinations (Chubb), Chair of Blit and Music Studies (Quirm College for Young Ladies)! Only one Professor Bengo Macarona D.Thau (Bug), D.Maus (Chubb), Magistaludorum (QIS), Octavium (Hons), PHGK (Blit), DMSK, Mack, D.Thau (Bra), Visiting Professor in Chickens (Jahn the Conqueror University (Floor 2, Shrimp Packers building, Genua)), Primo Octo (Deux), Visiting Professor of Blit/Slood Exchanges (Al Khali), KCbfj, Reciprocating Professor of Blit Theory (Unki), D.Thau (Unki), Didimus Supremius (Unki), Emeritus Professor in Blit Substrata Determinations (Chubb), Chair of Blit and Music Studies (Quirm College for Young Ladies)!

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A stadium full of people 

Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett

(via bloodstainedchessboard)

SOMEONE WROTE IT ALL DOWN THANK YOU

IT’S EVEN FUNNIER IN THE AUDIOBOOK.  THE POOR NARRATOR ACTUALLY READS IT ALL.