Lisa, 23, feminist, jewish (and badly agnostic). To the best of my ability to determine, my sexual orientation is "sprung rhythm" and my gender expression is "fabulous badger". (She/her/hers pronouns are fine.)EMT, aspiring PA. Poetry, intersectional feminism, Pacific Rim, Night Vale, Circle of Magic, language, biology, and eclectic nerdery. Whovian blogging will resume when Moffat stops fucking everything up.If it involves dragons or iambic pentameter, you'll probably find it here.

2nd September 2014

Post reblogged from whatever floats your stoat with 443,143 notes

titshemsworth:

pachurz:

partyintheusanus:

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A SHAVED RABBIT

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Put a hat on it and ask it to bust myths.

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2nd September 2014

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I’m a Hufflepuff INFJ apparently. I’m pretty sure that was not what I was two years ago

Tagged: life and timesinteresting

2nd September 2014

Photo reblogged from Black Dog Running with 14,497 notes

ursulavernon:

wickedgirlssavingourselves:

Brontësaurus


This is the best thing ever.

ursulavernon:

wickedgirlssavingourselves:

Brontësaurus

This is the best thing ever.

Tagged: agreeddinosaursartbrontesaurus

Source: wickedgirlssavingourselves

2nd September 2014

Photo reblogged from with 10,527 notes

vasirasart:

I’ve been seeing a lot of Luna Lovegood on my dash lately and I wanted to join the fun. So here’s a Luna for your dash.

vasirasart:

I’ve been seeing a lot of Luna Lovegood on my dash lately and I wanted to join the fun. So here’s a Luna for your dash.

Tagged: luna lovegoodharry potterfanart

Source: vasirasart

2nd September 2014

Post reblogged from You're a nosy shit, aren't ya? with 35,735 notes

assholedisney:

I strongly identify with wood elves because I too like to drink wine and talk about how men are failing

Tagged: that took me a secondthen I burst out laughing in my empty debris strewn kitchenlotr

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2nd September 2014

Post reblogged from More than just Flashing Lights and Sound with 110 notes

fuckinghatemondays:

EMS problems: When a character dies during an episode and you’re just like “people don’t die like that also hello cpr you should be doing cpr”

Tagged: yes helloI had this problem with houseYOU'RE FUCKING DOCTORSDO CPR GODDAMITmedicineemscpr

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2nd September 2014

Photo reblogged from Moving Beyond the Final Frontier with 4,564 notes

justabrowncoatedwench:

raptorific:

nonbinaryeldritchhorror:

raptorific:

beshabar:

raptorific:

storm-cloud-kitten:

the-gallium-knight:

birdsy-purplefishes:

raptorific:

The scientific method. Use. Use the scientific method. “We may never know.” Bologna. Use the scientific method.

They don’t have that. They have MAGIC.

Where there are patterns of cause and effect, the scientific method has insight. But if they’d started using it we’d all be aparating on fucking Mars by now.

The scientific method isn’t really a great way to determine “hmm how did this baby not die when all those other people did” because what are you gonna do to prove whatever your hypothesis is? Avada Kedavra at a bunch of babies whose parents love them very much? Good luck finding your test subjects, dude.

They could have done autopsies on the victims of the Avada Kedavra curse, compared to autopsies on people who died of natural causes, eventually isolating the true cause-of-death in the bodies of the victims, and then use this new understanding to create an effective counter-curse without anyone needing to sacrifice their life for their child.
The scientific method could also be used to isolate the composition of Phoenix tears, the process by which they spark perfect cellular regeneration, and then synthesize an artificial version with the same effects, essentially rendering all of medical science obsolete. 
The “can’t be done” and “we may never know” attitude of the wizarding world has seriously limited their ability to progress as a society.

look okay they’re still using medieval quills over pencils, I think cellular regeneration is still many innovations away in the wizarding world

Yeah but they could make all of those leaps in like a week if they used the scientific method. Bring in like, ten muggle scientists, get them to analyze the shit out of everything, then send them home with some extra spending money and fabricated memories of a science conference out-of-town

#ravenclaws.. #whaat a ravenclaw…

Don’t get it mixed up. I’m not just advocating science for the sake of better understanding. I’m a slytherin, so I’m looking for practical applications for the knowledge gained through use of the scientific method. 
For example, why is the wizarding world still effectively using carrier pigeons? Sirius Black demonstrated that instantaneous communication is possible via the floo network, so why not fill cigarette lighters with floo powder? This would not only be the wizarding equivalent of a cell phone, but would also allow streamline the process of creating entryways into the floo network.
There are people, like Tonks, who can rewrite their own genetic code with a thought. There are people, like McGonagall, who can completely change species and retain human cognition. There are potions, like Polyjuice, that rewrite your genetic code temporarily, replicating both a person’s nature and nurture. They’ve naturally perfected genetic engineering, but their understanding of how these processes work has left them completely unable to apply it practically.
For example, if they did a little bit of research and development, they could isolate the genes that allow for magical abilities, replicate the process by which Polyjuice Potion works, and synthesize a new potion that allows people like Filch, who were born squibs but desperately want to be wizards, to drink a little bit of potion every day so they’re able to use magic. 
Or, if they isolate the genes that allow Tonks and Teddy to rewrite their genetic code at will, as well as the process by which animagi are able to retain their human consciousness while in an animal body, they could easily create an effective treatment for lycanthropy that allows werewolves like Lupin to control the shift between man and wolf and retain control of themselves while in wolf form. 
Additionally, if they did research on what contagion causes lycanthropy, they would be so much closer to creating a vaccine that makes it significantly less communicable. 

I’m a Gryffindor and I think I love you, Slytherin Scientist.

justabrowncoatedwench:

raptorific:

nonbinaryeldritchhorror:

raptorific:

beshabar:

raptorific:

storm-cloud-kitten:

the-gallium-knight:

birdsy-purplefishes:

raptorific:

The scientific method. Use. Use the scientific method. “We may never know.” Bologna. Use the scientific method.

They don’t have that. They have MAGIC.

Where there are patterns of cause and effect, the scientific method has insight. But if they’d started using it we’d all be aparating on fucking Mars by now.

The scientific method isn’t really a great way to determine “hmm how did this baby not die when all those other people did” because what are you gonna do to prove whatever your hypothesis is? Avada Kedavra at a bunch of babies whose parents love them very much? Good luck finding your test subjects, dude.

They could have done autopsies on the victims of the Avada Kedavra curse, compared to autopsies on people who died of natural causes, eventually isolating the true cause-of-death in the bodies of the victims, and then use this new understanding to create an effective counter-curse without anyone needing to sacrifice their life for their child.

The scientific method could also be used to isolate the composition of Phoenix tears, the process by which they spark perfect cellular regeneration, and then synthesize an artificial version with the same effects, essentially rendering all of medical science obsolete. 

The “can’t be done” and “we may never know” attitude of the wizarding world has seriously limited their ability to progress as a society.

look okay they’re still using medieval quills over pencils, I think cellular regeneration is still many innovations away in the wizarding world

Yeah but they could make all of those leaps in like a week if they used the scientific method. Bring in like, ten muggle scientists, get them to analyze the shit out of everything, then send them home with some extra spending money and fabricated memories of a science conference out-of-town

#ravenclaws.. #whaat a ravenclaw…

Don’t get it mixed up. I’m not just advocating science for the sake of better understanding. I’m a slytherin, so I’m looking for practical applications for the knowledge gained through use of the scientific method. 

For example, why is the wizarding world still effectively using carrier pigeons? Sirius Black demonstrated that instantaneous communication is possible via the floo network, so why not fill cigarette lighters with floo powder? This would not only be the wizarding equivalent of a cell phone, but would also allow streamline the process of creating entryways into the floo network.

There are people, like Tonks, who can rewrite their own genetic code with a thought. There are people, like McGonagall, who can completely change species and retain human cognition. There are potions, like Polyjuice, that rewrite your genetic code temporarily, replicating both a person’s nature and nurture. They’ve naturally perfected genetic engineering, but their understanding of how these processes work has left them completely unable to apply it practically.

For example, if they did a little bit of research and development, they could isolate the genes that allow for magical abilities, replicate the process by which Polyjuice Potion works, and synthesize a new potion that allows people like Filch, who were born squibs but desperately want to be wizards, to drink a little bit of potion every day so they’re able to use magic. 

Or, if they isolate the genes that allow Tonks and Teddy to rewrite their genetic code at will, as well as the process by which animagi are able to retain their human consciousness while in an animal body, they could easily create an effective treatment for lycanthropy that allows werewolves like Lupin to control the shift between man and wolf and retain control of themselves while in wolf form. 

Additionally, if they did research on what contagion causes lycanthropy, they would be so much closer to creating a vaccine that makes it significantly less communicable. 

I’m a Gryffindor and I think I love you, Slytherin Scientist.

Tagged: I'm a Hufflepuff and I want to be involved in the ethical side of thishpharry potter

Source: raptorific

2nd September 2014

Quote reblogged from For us, there is no elsewhere with 27,403 notes

A woman who hates you is playing the pianoforte.

You have five hundred a year. From who? Five hundred what? No one knows. No one cares. You have it. It’s yours. Every year. All five hundred of it.

A charming man attempts to flirt with you. This is terrible.

You are in a garden, and you are astonished.

Source: agonyandagony

2nd September 2014

Post reblogged from You're a nosy shit, aren't ya? with 171,224 notes

plantvibes:

cute date idea: let me sleep in your bed for hours on end because I’m tired of being a person

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2nd September 2014

Photo reblogged from Kittens with 141,925 notes

blackcorvo:

h-o-r-n-g-r-y:

ciderandsawdust:

Our first attempt at a Swedish fire log was a smashing success.

burns for hours and it looks beautiful.

I’ve never heard of that but looks really freakin cool

blackcorvo:

h-o-r-n-g-r-y:

ciderandsawdust:

Our first attempt at a Swedish fire log was a smashing success.

burns for hours and it looks beautiful.

I’ve never heard of that but looks really freakin cool

Tagged: the fuckthat'z beautiful and a little terrifyingfire

Source: ciderandsawdust

2nd September 2014

Post reblogged from More than just Flashing Lights and Sound with 8,597 notes

adventuresofcesium:

when people complain about gender neutral pronouns i just picture them dancing on a high school cafeteria table screaming to the heavens "NO! (no no no) stick to the stuff we know! it is better by far to keep things as they are don’t mess with flow no no”

Source: adventuresofcesium

2nd September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Off to see the Wizard with 14,868 notes

loverofdragons21:

emycody:

jedavu:

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art

For sara

DRAGONS

Tagged: ughartprettywhalesjellyfish

Source: jedavu

2nd September 2014

Link reblogged from This Quill Keeps On with 338 notes

http://aquilldeferred.tumblr.com/post/96469658916/roachpatrol-cyphercat-one-of-the-things-i-am →

roachpatrol:

cyphercat:

one of the things i am sad about in the shift from journal culture to tumblr culture is the weird tumblr etiquette of not commenting directly on a thing you enjoy. praise is both a fanfic author’s currency and fuel! we live for that stuff. if you’re going to…

Tagged: I support this measuretag vs comment etiquette is fascinating to melisa whines about writing

Source: cyphercat

2nd September 2014

Photoset reblogged from potentially lovely, perpetually human with 44,724 notes

staceythinx:

Science-inspired necklaces from the Delftia Etsy store

Source: staceythinx

2nd September 2014

Photo reblogged from My name is Amelia with 7,376 notes

sonialiao:

Aziraphale and Crowley from “Good Omens”. Though Aziraphale being a klutz and Crowley catching the books as they fell turned more into Crowley being like “WTF WHY AM I CARRYING YOUR BOOKS LOOK AT THIS ONE IN MY HAND LOOK” and Aziraphale being like “You are such a dear” OTL

sonialiao:

Aziraphale and Crowley from “Good Omens”. Though Aziraphale being a klutz and Crowley catching the books as they fell turned more into Crowley being like “WTF WHY AM I CARRYING YOUR BOOKS LOOK AT THIS ONE IN MY HAND LOOK” and Aziraphale being like “You are such a dear” OTL

Tagged: good omensdorkscrowleyaziraphale

Source: sonialiao