Been a bit missing around here since I’ve been home. Not really connected to internet, still waiting for my tablet to be fixed. My mom’s been in the hospital this week because she had some chest pain last week and now she’s getting stents put in (right now, actually; I’m waiting at the local Panera getting dinner and internet) so that’s left me running around. Balancing local social visits with making sure my mom’s dogs are taken care of and she gets what she needs in the hospital has left me a little tired. She should be out this weekend, which’ll be good. But that just means I’ll be running a ton of errands right before she gets home.

In the mean time, I’m downloading a few more fics to keep me company while I’m internetless.

ryanccole:

monasticmaestoso:

portalgifs:

NO BUT YOU ALL NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW FUNNY THIS IS THEYRE LITERALLY FILLING A ROBOT WITH BULLETS, LIKE BULLETS THAT YOU FIRE FROM A GUN. NOW NORMALLY FIRING A GUN TRIGGERS THE BULLET TO EXPLODE CREATING A PRESSURE THAT CAUSES THE TIP OF THE BULLET TO BE FORCED OUT OF THE BARREL AT A HIGH SPEED. 

WHaT CAVE JOHNSON’S TURRET’S DO IS LOAD A TON OF FUCKING BULLETS INTO THE CASE OF THE SENTRY LIKE IT”S A GODDAMN GUMBALL MACHINE AND THEN USE A FUcKIN SPRING LOADED PISTON TO FIRE IT THAT IS SO UNNECESSARY AND INEFFECTIVE LIKE NO WONDER CHELL CAN RESIST SO MANY BULLETS THE LIKELIHOOD ITD CAUSE ANYTHING MORE THAN A BAD BRUISE IS LIKE ONE IN A HUNDRED

but it’s 65% more bullet per bullet

wait a second are you telling me

that Portal is such a perfect goddamn game that they even have an explanation for why a video game protagonist can withstand being shot multiple times??????????

ub-sessed:

So somebody has probably pointed this out before but:

I have always wondered why they made John barefoot at the end of The Reichenbach Fall… It’s the only time they ever do, right?

Well tonight I’m rewatching A Study in Pink (for the first time!) and I noticed: John is barefoot in the opening scene.

Full circle.

losethehours:

pennypaperbrain:

teaforlupin:

intellectualfangirl:

I love this moment. Not just because it’s pretty hilarious; I think this reveals much of what you need to know about Sally Donovan and Gregory Lestrade.

Let’s look at Sally: she’s shown in motion, opening a door and delivering her line at the same time. She creates action, she sets events into motion, and she’s bent on justice. Sure, she functions as the giver of news here, but there’s an implication in what she says: there’s been a break-in and she wants to do something about it. Additionally, she doesn’t wait until Greg has acknowledged her presence: she knows that she is dealing with a pressing matter, so propriety is not her first priority. However, she still adheres to some etiquette (addressing Greg as sir), indicating that she respects him. Now look at her clothing choices: Sally wants to get shit done, and she wears what she wants while she does so. She wears feminine, practical clothing: there’s a beautiful necklace around her neck, and her shirt has this gorgeous pattern that I originally thought was lace-inspired. Still, it’s all stuff she can move in. But her clothing is much less whimsical than Molly’s, for example: notice the geometric lines of the necklace and the practical watch she wears on her left wrist. 

Now look at Greg: Greg reacts to things. He’s clearly busy, and finding a moment to put his feet up and have a bit to eat (is that a scone? or in the tradition of stereotypical cops everywhere, is that a doughnut? we may never know)…and to have some coffee, of course. As he speaks, frustrated, harried, crumbs fall from his mouth (which really makes the humour of this moment, in my opinion). Paperwork is scattered on his desk, but besides an inexplicable paperweight/ornament and the cushy chair, the office looks rather utilitarian. Greg’s feet are on the desk in the classic “power pose,” but in his case the position serves to display his shoes, which don’t quite seem to match his already rather rumpled suit (well, rumpled by television standards). Is he wearing brown or black? I can’t really tell, but he’s not the natty dresser Sherlock is, that’s for certain.

She’s the newer member of the force, he’s the greying veteran. He’s in a traditional position of power (both by his pose, his job, and his status as white, male, and older), while she’s somewhat of an intruder (or she could be seen as one). But Sally is the more active one—he’s so clearly exhausted. And when you look at there interactions beyond this scene, it’s so clear that he respects her, and she respects him, and they have a very effective working relationship—they might even be called friendly, if not friends. And I like to think that Sally, Sally who could so easily ignore him or mock him or just do her job and nothing more, I think Sally is responsible for that.

This has been a Sally Donovan and Greg Lestrade (but mostly Sally Donovan) appreciation post.

Well, this just got 1000% better

Ah, this is why I like Sally. She’s a getting-shit-done kind of woman.

As someone familiar with Greg’s position I will add in a bit. Greg most likely hired and mentored then promoted her. For her to have such comfortable access to him definitely shows a long standing working relationship. He is exhausted because at his level the shit never stops piling up. The only way he gets any rest is by guarding his moments of respite. She knows this by now so for her to interrupt him means she is bringing him something he will want to immediately know about. She did not get out her full message because he is tired and testy and interrupts her, but he knows she never would do this without good reason. She is both his guard dog and right hand. He trusts her completely. Sally knows this.

Greg knows how to sift, to find what is important over what is demanding. He is teaching her how to do it also.

She is far more than a youthful motivator. She is the next generation and out of all of his sizeable staff he has recognized her as the person he wants beside him. He can and will help her career. Their differences says a lot of good things about both of them; open minded, willing to learn, able to trust, not just intelligent but smart, driven, dedicated, passionate about the work.

July 31, 2014

plotdesigner:

falling-in-love-with-fandoms:

highfunctioningdarklordofall:

can’t you imagine it though?

ginny’s going through a questioning phase and her older brothers keep making sex jokes so she writes in her diary “what’s a clitoris?” and tom’s on the other side like “i am a dark lord but i have a duty to this poor girl”

are you trying to insinuate that Voldemort gave Ginny Weasley the sex talk

asylum-art:

"Queen of kings " by Nyree Mackenzie for Moustache magazine

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