Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Lebanon photographed by Ralph Azar. National Geographic’s ‘Your Shot’.

Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Lebanon photographed by Ralph Azar. National Geographic’s ‘Your Shot’.

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Reblog if you think Black Widow should get her own movie

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alez-on-mars:

linnealurks:

allgoodthingsflowintothecity:

lumos5001:

aflawedfashion:

The Doctor wouldn’t.  He’d find another way.

and the thing is Moffat is 100% right because regardless of if he called himself “The Doctor” during the Time War he was still the Doctor deep deep down and in the end he saves lives, and he saved his people
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"I lack the creativity to imagine characters being forced to make difficult choices, especially since my understanding of said characters is surface-deep at best. Sometimes I think about writing real emotional consequences to things, but then I remember how much easier it would be to avoid consequences whatsoever with some bizarre winding hole-filled plot. I am a professional writer who overcomes difficulty writing a scene by shoving in a contrived loophole so I don’t have to write it. Please punch me in the face."
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As RTD wrote it, he didn’t save his people, he saved the rest of the universe from his people. by destroying them. A much more difficult and courageous thing to do.

I agree so much with thiis part I bolded I’d get it tattooed on my chest.

I disagree so much with the bold part so much that it makes me want to drink until I black out.

Rassilon and the Council decided to take extreme measures so the right thing to do is to genocide all the Time Lords together? All the children, all the bystanders, all the people who were living quiet unexceptional lives on Gallifrey? Or are we going to pretend that The Doctor is the only good(ish) Time Lord?

As always, ‘make hard choices’ is code for “Hey, evil is a better option because to do good would just too darn complicated and not manly enough.” It is as if the right thing to do was to kill every German just to make sure Hitler ate it. That is not courage, that is not making hard choices, that is celebrating lazy writing that glorifies mass murder.

And it misses the larger point. This is fiction, not a real world. There is no need for the Last Great Time War. There was no mandate that said it had to happen. The Time Lords could have continued as powerful but uninvolved/lazy/cowardly people who let evil happen, but were not themselves a threat to the universe. Russell T. Davies made that up. He was not forced to make The Doctor into The Last of the Time Lords, he choose it. And the Doctor has a &^%$ Time Machine and you still want to argue he had no other choice? BULL. That is lazy characterization. It is like killing off a character’s off-screen girlfriend to give him a reason to be a sad vengeful person. That is the real lazy writing, not Moffat’s stupid ass pull to correct what should never have been a problem in the first place. There are many things I will criticize about Moffat’s writing, but this is one thing he has right.

The Doctor who could kill off a whole race is no hero, he is not The Doctor, he is Lobo or Elric of Melnibone dressed up in a Doctor type outfit. I will love Russell T. Davies forever for bringing about the revival of Doctor Who and for Queer as Folk, but I hate The Last Great Time War with the frenzied passion of an active Quasar.

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"It begins with this obvious observation: Whales poop. In fact, they poop mightily."

The Whale Poop Hypothesis (via wnycradiolab)

Go read this, I command it! Because of the interesting things that it says about whales and food webs and cycle of life… well you know. Also because we are still withing the penumbra of my birthday and so I get to give ridiculous commands and get taken out for free dinners.

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dirkbot:

If you notice me reblogging

  • a repost
  • stolen art
  • false information
  • etc.

please let me know, you’re not rude or annoying and I actually do give a fuck and I will correct my mistake, thank you

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Lost & Found – Steve Mason

I first heard this song in this video. I do not know of many other songs like it. Even the album “Boys Outside” does not have any other songs with imagery that suggests a magic ritual or a murder. I purchased it and put it in my library with songs like “Crystal Ball”by Keane and “Rooks” by Shearwater.

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#music 


trendyosprey:

I’m hungover and pissed off and my uterus decided to rip itself apart a few days early while I was at work and unprepared. I want to channel this anger and conquer a few countries or something.

It has been too long since I terrorized the countryside with fiends and abominations. Let me know if you would like me to ride with you in sort of a wild hunt sort of thing and I will put on my black doublet.

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PLAYED 1,661 TIMES

I am listening to all 11,000 songs in my library and while drinking tea and eating left over birthday cake I finally reached this song. I remember how excited I was when I heard this John Williams tune for the first time. I am pretty sure it was in a trailer and I started crying. I often cry because of music or beautiful images so do not think it was just that it was Harry Potter. I started crying the other day because at random I thought Abraham Lincoln is so awesome. 

shan-anigans:

Harry Potter Prologue

I don’t think I will ever not get chills when I hear this song. It is literally the definition of my childhood in a song.

"Ah, music.  A magic beyond all we do here."

-J.K. Rowling

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I am sad this morning. Upon waking, feeling so wonderful in nice clean sheets, I realized that I had not covered my asparagus last night and it was freezing outside. Damn.

I am sad this morning. Upon waking, feeling so wonderful in nice clean sheets, I realized that I had not covered my asparagus last night and it was freezing outside. Damn.

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newsweek:

Women who have been elected or appointed head of state around the globe. 
  Female head of government (yellow) 
  Female head of state (light blue) 
  Female head of state/government (combined) (light green)
  Female head of state and female head of government (dark green) (via) 

Hey, wait just a tick folks. Look at the United Kingdom over there in Europe. Did they not both have a female Head of State (zee Qveen) and Head of Government (Thacher) during the 1980s? It should be dark green, should it not?

newsweek:

Women who have been elected or appointed head of state around the globe. 

  Female head of government (yellow) 

  Female head of state (light blue) 

  Female head of state/government (combined) (light green)

  Female head of state and female head of government (dark green) 

(via

Hey, wait just a tick folks. Look at the United Kingdom over there in Europe. Did they not both have a female Head of State (zee Qveen) and Head of Government (Thacher) during the 1980s? It should be dark green, should it not?

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reyairia:

A gameshow that forces male nerds into the unnecessarily sexualized outfits female video game characters have that they defend as “practical,” and then makes them do agility training

Okay, do I have to actually defend one of these outfits as “practical” in order to get outfitted in one and then do agility training? Because other than the say jerky things part it sounds hilarious and fun. It should be especially funny since I am middle aged and thus would probably fall flat on my face more than a few times.

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World’s Greatest Party Game

Due to a misperceived space in the name Shakespeare a member of our team thought the person was some sort of cave man character named “Shake Spear”. The whole convention was reduced to laughter for quite some time.

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