thewordscomealive:

hecklerandkoch:

Back in like fourth grade there was this thing at my school called the 100 book challenge and basically you got prizes for every like book you read and I read so much they called my mom in because they thought I was forging her signature on the logs because I read like seven hours a day and ‘no child would actually read that much’

#’100 minutes of reading’. *seethes quietly*#I ALWAYS SHOULD HAVE ONE BUT I NEVER DID BECAUSE I WAS REALLY BAD ABOUT MARKING DOWN MY READING TIMES#YOU MIGHT AS WELL HAVE ME MARK DOWN MY BREATHING GOSH DARN IT

destineearial:

I see posts all of the time about gender and gaming. Ya’ll who say that “girls don’t game” need to hush and listen for a moment.

This is my Mimal. She’s my BFF. These pictures were taken last summer, they’re of her playing the Nintendo Entertainment System that she bought when it came out and was being popularized in America. She was a stay at home mom and she thought that this gaming system would be awesome for her family (my Pipaw, my Uncle Joey, and my Mom) at night when they had game time. She used to play during the day when her kids were at school. She used to play Tetris (which, as a result of, my Mom is wicked at) and other games for this system. I

This is her, at 62, kicking MY ass at Super Mario Bros. When I was growing up I’d go to her house, eat SpaghettiOs and play this same game. I couldn’t beat the castle worlds. She did it for me.  She taught me the places where I could find hidden 1UPs, world jumps, and stars. When I was young she patiently waited as I learned the mechanics of the game. When I got older she gave me guidance on the finer skills, like not jumping off a ledge. Mimal can find the turtle on the stairs and get like a bazillion extra lives. It’s crazy.

So, I’ve ranted that she’s good at the game but I would like to make one thing clear. She has fun when she’s playing this game. To her, it meant family time, alone/decompression time, and a challenge for her to explore and conquer. She’s a gamer because she likes to game.

This woman is a gamer. This woman is my Mimal. So if you think that women can’t be gamers you just think on the fact that she’s been beating Bowser’s ass for two generations. And she’s been loving every minute of it.

spookyfiretruckingcupcake:

miss-love:

if I ever see a girl in public who is clearly going for something really bold with her look (crazy hair, makeup, outfit) and looks like she’s maybe uncomfortable or nervous about rocking it, I make sure to go up to her and tell her she looks fierce. It took a lot of courage to go out like that and somebody ought to notice.

changes lives. be sure to do that at least once a day.

you’re the type of person this world needs

bless you

staceythinx:

Lovely Water by Cian McKenna is a series of images and videos

McKenna on his project:

A bit of straight-forward and altogether meaningless eye candy you might say, or a visual exploration of a place I love. Lovely Water is an ongoing project that is added to following every trip down to the sea armed with a camera and a strong desire to go for a swim.

These images and videos are taken in a sheltered cove known deceptively as ‘the 40ft’ in Sandycove, Dublin. It has been frequented by all manner of nudey and not nudey bathers since the days of Joyce (RIP) and is altogether wonderful year round.

Lovely Water from Cian McKenna on Vimeo.

lilinternetwarrior:

jane-b-nimbel:

thesanityclause:

youngmanandoldsoul:

“Killed 99 bears”
a fact that if actually accomplished, should be put on a tombstone.

My favorite part is “We hope he has gone to rest.” What, like… they weren’t sure? Maybe, if ever the bear uprising should start again, he would rise from the ground to finish what he started and slay that 100th bear?Was this man so powerful they are concerned he might not have decided to rest at all and is simply biding his time?

The bears made that tombstone.
A warning, and a prayer.
That he really, truely stays down.

#i had 99 problems and they were all bears so i fucking killed them

lilinternetwarrior:

jane-b-nimbel:

thesanityclause:

youngmanandoldsoul:

“Killed 99 bears”

a fact that if actually accomplished, should be put on a tombstone.

My favorite part is “We hope he has gone to rest.” What, like… they weren’t sure? Maybe, if ever the bear uprising should start again, he would rise from the ground to finish what he started and slay that 100th bear?

Was this man so powerful they are concerned he might not have decided to rest at all and is simply biding his time?

The bears made that tombstone.

A warning, and a prayer.

That he really, truely stays down.

thinwhitepages:

the ridiculous thing is that 90% of people under the age of 30 agree that wikipedia is a reliable well of information but everyone over the age of 30 is convinced it is of the devil and works to lead young students astray

like my sister is a fucking doctor and one of the smartest people in the state and she continually donates to wikipedia because she says it’s legit. like not as legit as her text books, but legit. 

and it particularly bothers me, on a surface level, that people refute it because “anyone can edit” wikipedia. That’s not entirely the case and they have moderators. I mean sometimes people prank but generally the writers do source things and in most cases when I have to fact check wikipedia i hardly ever find anything amiss… but this idea is also harmful because it implies the masses are not important. In some cases this is true: youtube comments. But wikipedia is not youtube. 

one day the world will understand

Abed: A.k.a. Danny Pudi, who plays the pop culture savant on NBC’s Community. Winter Soldier directors Anthony and Joe Russo have directed several Community episodes, including the pilot, which probably explains how Pudi managed to land a short role as a SHIELD agent. (He talks to another guy about parking spaces.) Of course, it’s entirely possible that — just like when he cameo’d on Cougar Town — Danny Pudi is actually playing Abed playing a SHIELD agent, and Community creator Dan Harmon is planning on structuring an entire sixth-season episode on Abed’s entry into the onscreen Marvel universe which will somehow feature Alison Brie in a Spider-Woman costume.

The Fruits of My (Back-Breaking, Often Literally Soul Crushing) Labour

AKA Why, Despite The Fact That It Was The Most Frustrating Experience Of My Entire Life, I Don’t Actually Regret Taking That Ceramics Class

(though I will never in a million billion years take another one)

friendly reminder that there is an app called quizup that has stolen my life

and that if anyone has an account, they should please to be friending me so I can challenge people in pixar and laugh while I wipe the floor with them

I mean what

NO PANTS AND NIGHTVALE also can you see it from where you are? I just went outside and nothing.

welp the weather network has reliably informed me that it is currently overcast, so I doubt I could actually see anything, which is sad

my mum, who just got home, said that she couldn’t see it either

why it has to be overcast now when it’s literally been gorgeous out for the past two days is beyond me, but we

as for the rest of it

but

pants

I like pants (on occasion)

Do I go outside and stand in the middle of the gravel field across the street to watch the lunar eclipse?

Or do I go outside and stand in the middle of the gravel field across the street to watch the lunar eclipse while listening to the new Welcome to Night Vale?