An incurable reader and slack-ass writer working on finding my way back to the things I love. Proud owner of an inappropriate sense of humour, casual geekhood, and a wealth of random usually pointless trivia making any pub quiz night a riot and a half.

There will be an over-abundance of Steampunk, girls, books, gorgeous far off places, and whatever has taken my fancy reblogged. Usually with commentary.

And be prepared for a LOT of Nikki & Nora as we gear up for the Webseries. This is definitely an N&N appreciation blog. Links on the side!

 

brittanias:

get to know me meme → five current shows: person of interest

after the attacks, the government gave itself the power to read every e-mail, listen to every cell phone. but they needed something that could sort through it all, something that could pick the terrorists out of the general population before they could act. the public wanted to be protected, they just didn’t want to know how they were being protected. so when they finally found a system that worked, they kept it secret. so how do you know about it?i built it. 

#THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT SHOW#IT LITERALLY WENT FROM BEING SCIENCE FICTION TO SCIENCE FACT IN THE MIDDLE OF ITS OWN AIRING DO U UNDERSTAND HOW INSANE THAT IS#also i appreciate how they hooked everyone in with a cop show premise and then turned it into hardcore scifi#this is how you trick people into watching stuff about ais and living machines and robot wars


You really need to give this show a watch if you like well thought out, clever shows with a pretty damned decent cast of characters, each powerhouses in their own right.Oh, and I think it’s safe to say: the women are 10 times scarier and more competent than the men (not that the men are any slouches, just that, the ladies are given equal footing to shine).Please don’t let JJ Abrams’ name on it out you off.  It’s like Fringe and Alias were incredibly slick and clever at what they did, Person of Interest is a quietly over achieving little show that once you get into, good luck pulling yourself out of it. Especially once you meet Sam Shaw and Root.

brittanias:

get to know me meme → five current shows: person of interest

after the attacks, the government gave itself the power to read every e-mail, listen to every cell phone. but they needed something that could sort through it all, something that could pick the terrorists out of the general population before they could act. the public wanted to be protected, they just didn’t want to know how they were being protected. so when they finally found a system that worked, they kept it secret. 
so how do you know about it?
i built it. 

You really need to give this show a watch if you like well thought out, clever shows with a pretty damned decent cast of characters, each powerhouses in their own right.

Oh, and I think it’s safe to say: the women are 10 times scarier and more competent than the men (not that the men are any slouches, just that, the ladies are given equal footing to shine).

Please don’t let JJ Abrams’ name on it out you off. It’s like Fringe and Alias were incredibly slick and clever at what they did, Person of Interest is a quietly over achieving little show that once you get into, good luck pulling yourself out of it. Especially once you meet Sam Shaw and Root.

hannigraham:

Here’s a list of weird/strange articles on wikipedia in no particular order for you to read and just add more useless knowledge in your puny human brain. General murder/death trigger warning for most.

Bloody Mary || Kennedy curse || Taman Shud Case || La Voisin || Greyfriars Bobby || Pripyat || Albert Fish || Mary Toft || The Cure for Insomnia || Roanoke Colony || John Murray Spear || Arecibo message || Nuckelavee || Phaistos Disc || Tanganyika laughter epidemic || Mad Gasser of Mattoon || Murder of Junko Furuta || Peoples Temple || Ed Gein || Stargate Project || Jackalope || Numbers station || UVB-76 || Bélmez Faces || Donner Party || Adam || Mariana UFO incident || Valentich disappearance || Cleveland Torso Murderer || Trepanning || Dyatlov Pass incident || Grey goo || Overtoun House || The Garden of Earthly Delights || Wilhelm Reich || Starchild skull || Original Night Stalker || Owlman || Ararat anomaly || British big cats || Jack the Ripper || Clapham Wood Mystery || Pope Lick Monster || Shadow person || Out-of-place artifact || Black Dahlia || Jersey Devil || Crawfordsville monster || Koro || Philadelphia Experiment || Glasgow smile || Roswell UFO incident || David Parker Ray || D. B. Cooper || Total Information Awareness || Goatman || Grey alien || Joachim Kroll || Peter Kürten || Gilles de Rais || Alien abduction || Joseph Vacher || Mothman || Polywater || Catacombe dei Cappuccini || Villisca Axe Murders || Grace Sherwood || Loveland frog || The Hermitage || Jatinga || Sankebetsu brown bear incident || Mongolian death worm || Devil’s Footprints || The Sick Child || H. H. Holmes || Dysaesthesia aethiopica || Bloody Benders || Lamia || Black Paintings || The Monster with 21 Faces || Shirime || Lina Medina || Exploding head syndrome || Quantum suicide and immortality || Mokele-mbembe || Spontaneous human combustion || Dulce Base || Chandre Oram || Oscar || Men in Black || Vladimir Demikhov || The Great Red Dragon Paintings || Bloop || Retroactive continuity || Elizabeth Báthory || Delphine LaLaurie || Silverpilen || Polybius || Guided rat || Robert J. White || Chelyabinsk meteor || Armin Meiwes || Big Crunch || Belchen Tunnel || Moberly–Jourdain incident || Boy Scout Lane || Princes in the Tower || Rosenheim Poltergeist || Peter Stumpp || Bermuda Triangle || Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery || Hill of Crosses || Self-immolation || Lycaon || Burke and Hare murders || Pykrete || Kate Morgan || List of unusual deaths || Sawney Bean || Rogue elephant of Aberdare Forest || Yoshio Kodaira || Incorruptibility || Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus || Toynbee tiles || Rat king || Sailing stones || Thalidomide || Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 || Tunguska event || Head transplant || List of cryptids || Borley Rectory || Sedlec Ossuary || Alien hand syndrome || Capgras delusion || Mellified man || Atuk || Monster of Glamis || Spring-heeled Jack || Allagash Abductions || Aokigahara || Raymond Robinson (Green Man) || Premature burial || Brain transplant || Nightmarchers || Decompression illness || Midgetville || Zombie || Mercy Brown vampire incident || Necromancy || Lamkin || Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. || Icelandic Phallological Museum || Neisseria meningitidis || Unit 731 || Bunny Man || Bubbly Creek || Malleus Maleficarum || Moll Dyer || Original Spanish Kitchen || Charles Bonnet syndrome || Voynich manuscript || Black Annis || True name || Dorothy Talbye trial || Black dog || Wandering Jew || Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway || Yara-ma-yha-who || Rod Ferrell || The Juniper Tree



Let’s play a game called ‘scroll on this post until your eyes pick out an article.’And then wonder why your brain decided it wanted THAT one.Also, I guess I know what I’m doing for the next few hours!

hannigraham:

Here’s a list of weird/strange articles on wikipedia in no particular order for you to read and just add more useless knowledge in your puny human brain. General murder/death trigger warning for most.

Bloody Mary || Kennedy curse || Taman Shud Case || La Voisin || Greyfriars Bobby || Pripyat || Albert Fish || Mary Toft || The Cure for Insomnia || Roanoke Colony || John Murray Spear || Arecibo message || Nuckelavee || Phaistos Disc || Tanganyika laughter epidemic || Mad Gasser of Mattoon || Murder of Junko Furuta || Peoples Temple || Ed Gein || Stargate Project || Jackalope || Numbers station || UVB-76 || Bélmez Faces || Donner Party || Adam || Mariana UFO incident || Valentich disappearance || Cleveland Torso Murderer || Trepanning || Dyatlov Pass incident || Grey goo || Overtoun House || The Garden of Earthly Delights || Wilhelm Reich || Starchild skull || Original Night Stalker || Owlman || Ararat anomaly || British big cats || Jack the Ripper || Clapham Wood Mystery || Pope Lick Monster || Shadow person || Out-of-place artifact || Black Dahlia || Jersey Devil || Crawfordsville monster || Koro || Philadelphia Experiment || Glasgow smile || Roswell UFO incident || David Parker Ray || D. B. Cooper || Total Information Awareness || Goatman || Grey alien || Joachim Kroll || Peter Kürten || Gilles de Rais || Alien abduction || Joseph Vacher || Mothman || Polywater || Catacombe dei Cappuccini || Villisca Axe Murders || Grace Sherwood || Loveland frog || The Hermitage || Jatinga || Sankebetsu brown bear incident || Mongolian death worm || Devil’s Footprints || The Sick Child || H. H. Holmes || Dysaesthesia aethiopica || Bloody Benders || Lamia || Black Paintings || The Monster with 21 Faces || Shirime || Lina Medina || Exploding head syndrome || Quantum suicide and immortality || Mokele-mbembe || Spontaneous human combustion || Dulce Base || Chandre Oram || Oscar || Men in Black || Vladimir Demikhov || The Great Red Dragon Paintings || Bloop || Retroactive continuity || Elizabeth Báthory || Delphine LaLaurie || Silverpilen || Polybius || Guided rat || Robert J. White || Chelyabinsk meteor || Armin Meiwes || Big Crunch || Belchen Tunnel || Moberly–Jourdain incident || Boy Scout Lane || Princes in the Tower || Rosenheim Poltergeist || Peter Stumpp || Bermuda Triangle || Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery || Hill of Crosses || Self-immolation || Lycaon || Burke and Hare murders || Pykrete || Kate Morgan || List of unusual deaths || Sawney Bean || Rogue elephant of Aberdare Forest || Yoshio Kodaira || Incorruptibility || Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus || Toynbee tiles || Rat king || Sailing stones || Thalidomide || Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 || Tunguska event || Head transplant || List of cryptids || Borley Rectory || Sedlec Ossuary || Alien hand syndrome || Capgras delusion || Mellified man || Atuk || Monster of Glamis || Spring-heeled Jack || Allagash Abductions || Aokigahara || Raymond Robinson (Green Man) || Premature burial || Brain transplant || Nightmarchers || Decompression illness || Midgetville || Zombie || Mercy Brown vampire incident || Necromancy || Lamkin || Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. || Icelandic Phallological Museum || Neisseria meningitidis || Unit 731 || Bunny Man || Bubbly Creek || Malleus Maleficarum || Moll Dyer || Original Spanish Kitchen || Charles Bonnet syndrome || Voynich manuscript || Black Annis || True name || Dorothy Talbye trial || Black dog || Wandering Jew || Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway || Yara-ma-yha-who || Rod Ferrell || The Juniper Tree

Let’s play a game called ‘scroll on this post until your eyes pick out an article.’

And then wonder why your brain decided it wanted THAT one.

Also, I guess I know what I’m doing for the next few hours!


» I am a lonely hero, trying to fight my battles Life likes to blow the cold wind, Sometimes it freezes my shadow In the midst of all this darkness, i sacrifice my ego There is no room for selfish, we do it for the people «

» I am a lonely hero, trying to fight my battles 
Life likes to blow the cold wind, 
Sometimes it freezes my shadow 
In the midst of all this darkness, i sacrifice my ego 
There is no room for selfish, we do it for the people «

(Source: beautifulxkiller)

This is based purely on my observation in my workplace,

And I work in the transport/logistics industry, so that undoubtedly has a lot to do with it.

18- 20 something year old men really are just over grown 5-12 year olds. I don’t mean that in just the immature sense of humour (giggling over ‘boobie’ jokes), or amusing themselves with bodily functions.

No, I mean it in the compulsion to mimic every noise and sound they hear (car acceleration, vehicle expulsions, guitar/drum riffs). You name it, they quite seriously can’t help themselves.

They are very entertaining (if loud as fuck).

I’m pretty sure I’ve got one pair (my ‘supervisor’ included) who are Calvin and Hobbs brought to life.

isagrimorie asked
Look at the pair of us, you have internet issues and I'll be without a laptop for weeks. AND OMG I just realized they will be airing the new episode of Person of Interest next week! #fannish problems

And it hasn’t slowed down either of us! Plus, we started our friendship during the time of Dial Up and Chat Room Drop Out. We’ve also both suffered hard drive failure and the sharing of phone lines. we’re a hardy lot. :)


I know! I don’t know on if I’ll’ve caught up by then, but I will have to look long and hard at how much of our Net quota we have left. Otherwise, I might wait until you have your laptop back and can get the next ep. It might just be worth waiting to flail together.

Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk.

Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)

(Source: quotesofquotes)

isagrimorie:

tristianmakhai replied to your photoset “What’s up with the Evel Knieval stunt?” “They didn’t teach you that…”

I love that she used him as a landing pad too.

I love it so much, I also love Shaw’s tendency to criticise things she’s already done like dual wielding a gun and jumping out of buildings. 

How much if that is having a vague dig at herself? Or even repeating something else she’s copped from someone (and instead has decided to own that crap).

Or is it just general orneriness. And goading those she directs it toward to step their game up and impress her (as Root did)?

Sam Shaw is a stirrer, and no one can convince me otherwise.

FightWrite: The Importance of Word Choice

howtofightwrite:

The most important lesson I learned in my poetry seminars is that every word must earn it’s place on the page. When writing a scene, the goal is to create a visual impression in the readers. We use words to evoke an image, to evoke an emotional reaction and each word has it’s special place in…

If I am ever going to recommend any sort of writing advice, it’s going to be something like this.

Whether or not you’re going to write (or edit) action, you really need to read this. If you write AT ALL, read this.

Because Michi is completely correct in that a single word can change what you are trying to say entirely.

thorinthesassmaster:

I love the Eurovision because the rest of Tumblr just sits around in various states of confusion and Europe is just like

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And Australia. I don’t know who loves Eurovison more.

faberrittanapiercelopez:

zomzie:

kagahimedesu:

If I consider you a close friend chances are I’m gonna be at least a little gay with you

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damn, they haven’t been around long, but the Faking It fandom is already hijacking posts.

(Source: dropdeadesu)