kevinwada:

Joan Watson
HeroesCon 2014 sketch
I don’t watch Elementary, but I do j’adore Lucy Liu and after perusing pics of her as Joan Watson, this piece clicked into place.  Her style on that show is killer and I had fun adding a new outfit to the wardrobe.

kevinwada:

Joan Watson

HeroesCon 2014 sketch

I don’t watch Elementary, but I do j’adore Lucy Liu and after perusing pics of her as Joan Watson, this piece clicked into place.  Her style on that show is killer and I had fun adding a new outfit to the wardrobe.

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viria:

you never know when the desire to draw Luna Lovegood is gonna hit you… but it’s useless to fight it.

viria:

you never know when the desire to draw Luna Lovegood is gonna hit you… but it’s useless to fight it.

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dogofulthar:

I’m realizing I follow comics I don’t read in the same way that some people keep up with celebrities

"Oh, I hear Wolverine’s dead again.  Wonder how long that will last."

"So…Nightwing’s a secret agent?"

"Looks like Guy Gardner has a beard now.  I don’t like it."

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claudetc:

Spider-Man Vs. Skeletor in a cape Mister Fear.

claudetc:

Spider-Man Vs. Skeletor in a cape Mister Fear.

thatruskieyakattack:

completed-nihilism:

Vantablack

British researchers have created the ‘new black’ of the science world - and it is being dubbed super black.

The material absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of light, a new world record, and is so dark the human eye struggles to discern its shape and dimension, giving the appearance of a black hole.

Named Vantablack, or super black, it also conducts heat seven and half times more effectively than copper, and is ten times stronger than steel.

It is created by Surrey NanoSystems using carbon nanotubes, which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between.

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"

i want a word for the almost-home.

that point where the highway’s monotony becomes familiar
that subway stop whose name will always wake you from day’s-end dozing
that first glimpse of the skyline
that you never loved until you left it behind.

what do you call the exit sign you see even in your dreams?
is there a name for the airport terminal you come back to,
comfortably exhausted?

i need a word for rounding your corner onto your street,
for seeing your city on the horizon,
for flying homewards down your highway.

give me a word for the boundary
between the world you went to see
and the small one you call your own.

i want a word for the moment you know
you’re almost home.

"

there and back again, n.m.h. (via anoraborealis)

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ursulavernon:

seananmcguire:

thesylverlining:

sizvideos:

Watch the video of this Japanese salamander

I want to pick this thing up and hug it

HELLO FRIEND

Quagsire! I choose you!

No lie, there’s a novel whose plot is literally “the close relations of these giant salamanders take over the world” and it is one of the great unsung works* of 20th century literature: War with the Newts, by Karel Capek.

*Not amusing hyperbole; has topped my “best books I’ve ever read” list for close to twenty years running.

chead said: hey what's up with the "!" in fandoms? i.e. "fat!<thing>" just curious thaxxx <3

queensimia:

typette:

nentuaby:

hosekisama:

michaelblume:

molly-ren:

stevita:

molly-ren:

molly-ren:

I have asked this myself in the past and never gotten an answer.

Maybe today will be the day we are both finally enlightened.

woodsgotweird said: man i just jumped on the bandwagon because i am a sheep. i have no idea where it came from and i ask myself this question all the time

Maybe someone made a typo and it just got out of hand?

I kinda feel like panic!at the disco started the whole exclamation point thing and then it caught on around the internet, but maybe they got it from somewhere else, IDK.

The world may never know…

Maybe it’s something mathematical?

I’ve been in fandom since *about* when Panic! formed and the adjective!character thing was already going strong, pretty sure it predates them.

It’s a way of referring to particular variations of (usually) a character — dark!Will, junkie!Sherlock, et cetera. I have suspected for a while that it originated from some archive system that didn’t accommodate spaces in its tags, so to make common interpretations/versions of the characters searchable, people started jamming the words together with an infix.

(Lately I’ve seen people use the ! notation when the suffix isn’t the full name, but is actually the second part of a common fandom portmanteau. This bothers me a lot but it happens, so it’s worth being aware of.)

"Bang paths" (! is called a "bang"when not used for emphasis) were the first addressing scheme for email, before modern automatic routing was set up. If you wanted to write a mail to the Steve here in Engineering, you just wrote "Steve" in the to: field and the computer sent it to the local account named Steve. But if it was Steve over in the physics department you wrote it to phys!Steve; the computer sent it to the "phys" computer, which sent it in turn to the Steve account. To get Steve in the Art department over at NYU, you wrote NYU!art!Steve- your computer sends it to the NYU gateway computer sends it to the "art" computer sends it to the Steve account. Etc. ("Bang"s were just chosen because they were on the keyboard, not too visually noisy, and not used for a huge lot already).

It became pretty standard jargon, as I understand, to disambiguate when writing to other humans. First phys!Steve vs the Steve right next to you, just like you were taking to the machine, then getting looser (as jargon does) to reference, say, bearded!Steve vs bald!Steve.

So I’m guessing alternate character version tags probably came from that.

this has been your daily lesson in Internet History.

The More You Know.

FINALLY. It’s been like a decade, but someone finally tells me what that friggin’ exclamation point means. Thank you, kind stranger.

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Elementary staff twitter: Want a glimpse of Joan’s new love interest…?
Me: The bar is so low in that department that I'd be satisfied with a scarecrow wearing a t-shirt that says "NOT MYCROFT"
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anthonyholden:

Real life conversation with my soon-to-be 3-year-old daughter.

I am a wimp when it comes to pretending.

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