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.

12th June 2012

Quote reblogged from Can anybody find me... with 155,048 notes

Let’s face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn’t a race at all). That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

— (via be-killed)

Tagged: languageenglishawesomesilly

Source: -sorry

25th April 2012

Photo reblogged from i love my life with 12 notes

dyandrarmyta:

#me #turtles #old #big #strong #water #wet #bali #tanjungbenoa #instagram (Taken with instagram)

dyandrarmyta:

#me #turtles #old #big #strong #water #wet #bali #tanjungbenoa #instagram (Taken with instagram)

Tagged: turtlesawesome

10th April 2012

Photo reblogged from John Green's tumblr with 3,417 notes

fishingboatproceeds:

ginzloveslife:

An anglerfish reading TFiOS. It’s nice to be your own reading light. ^_^
Dedicated to all nerdfighters.
DFTBA. <3

WHOA. They carry their reading lights around with them! I HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS. 

fishingboatproceeds:

ginzloveslife:

An anglerfish reading TFiOS. It’s nice to be your own reading light. ^_^

Dedicated to all nerdfighters.

DFTBA. <3

WHOA. They carry their reading lights around with them! I HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS. 

Tagged: best practiceanglerfishjohn greentfiosthe fault in our starsfishawesomedftbanerdfightersnerdfighteria

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5th April 2012

Photo reblogged from Trans-Millennial Voyeurism Quirk with 45 notes

Oh god
that&#8217;s&#8217; terrifying
they&#8217;re coming for us

Oh god

that’s’ terrifying

they’re coming for us

Tagged: mantaflying raysfishawesome

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26th December 2011

Photo reblogged from Scientific Illustration with 114 notes

rhamphotheca:

Oldest Antarctic Whale Found; Shows Fast Evolution
by John Roach
The oldest known whale to ply the Antarctic has been found, scientists say. A 24-inch-long (60-centimeter-long) jawbone was recently discovered amid a rich deposit of fossils on the Antarctic Peninsula.
The  creature, which may have reached lengths of up to 20 feet (6 meters),  had a mouthful of teeth and likely feasted on giant penguins, sharks, and big bony fish, whose remains were also discovered with the jawbone.
The  early whale swam polar waters during the Eocene period, some 49   million years ago. Its age suggests fully aquatic whales evolved from  their mammalian ancestors more rapidly than previously thought, said  researcher Thomas Mörs, paleozoologist at the Swedish Museum of Natural History.
Based   on 53-million-year-old fossils of whale-like, semi-aquatic mammals,   scientists had thought mammals gave rise to whales in a process that   took 15 million years. The new find suggests it took just 4 million   years…
(read more: National Geo)   (image: Marcelo Reguero)

rhamphotheca:

Oldest Antarctic Whale Found; Shows Fast Evolution

by John Roach

The oldest known whale to ply the Antarctic has been found, scientists say. A 24-inch-long (60-centimeter-long) jawbone was recently discovered amid a rich deposit of fossils on the Antarctic Peninsula.

The creature, which may have reached lengths of up to 20 feet (6 meters), had a mouthful of teeth and likely feasted on giant penguins, sharks, and big bony fish, whose remains were also discovered with the jawbone.

The early whale swam polar waters during the Eocene period, some 49 million years ago. Its age suggests fully aquatic whales evolved from their mammalian ancestors more rapidly than previously thought, said researcher Thomas Mörs, paleozoologist at the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

Based on 53-million-year-old fossils of whale-like, semi-aquatic mammals, scientists had thought mammals gave rise to whales in a process that took 15 million years. The new find suggests it took just 4 million years…

(read more: National Geo)   (image: Marcelo Reguero)

Tagged: biologywhalessharkspaleontologyevolutionawesome

Source: rhamphotheca

20th December 2011

Chat with 2 notes

I love when things are almost terrible forever but then turn out not to be.

  • Me, after weeks of fidgeting: Hi, I'm calling to confirm that my tickets for the John Green event in January are reserved. There should be two of them.
  • Politics & Prose Person: I'm only seeing one in the system.
  • Me: *quiet overwhelming panic*
  • PPP: Oh, you definitely paid for two! Let me just change that. Good thing you called.
  • Notsome disaster: *averted*

Tagged: nerdfightersnerdfighteriatour de nerdfightingtour de nerdfighting 2011john greentfiosJohn Greenbrotherhood 2.0politics &amp; proseawesomenotsome

3rd October 2011

Photoset reblogged from POST-MYXO-SUPERWHOLOCKIAN with 277 notes

post-myxomatosis:

The Beast Below + The Wedding of River Song + Day of the Moon

                      -Like mother like daughter

Reblogging everything that proves that badassery is carried on the X chromosome.

Fucking family of badasses, right here. I love the Ponds.

Tagged: alex kingstonamyawesomebad girlsdoctor whoelevengot this from re-watching series 5hahakaren gillanriverthe beast belowwedding of river songwhovianspoilers

15th September 2011

Photoset reblogged from Amori Linguae. with 66,171 notes

amorilinguae:

sonic-setting-24601:

vondell-swain:

futuresushi:

drunkenfist:

tonesbones:

niiicethings:

“Noun is a playful artist’s book about words and their definitions. It is like an exquisite corpse with words.

Starting with 27 real English words, each word and its definition has been divided into two parts. By turning the pages, you get to mix and match the word halves to create humorous and nonsensical new words and meanings.

With over 700 different combinations, this book is the perfect item for bibiophiles, lexicographers, writers, and any lover of words.

Here are a few examples of words and definitions you can put together:

whisper + umbrella = whisbrella: A low sibilan utterance for sheltering one from rain and sun.
banana + onomatopoeia = bananpoeia: A large herbaceous perennial tropical plant that bears fruit imitating the sound of the thing or action signified.
muffin + tyrant = muffrant: A quick bread made of batter unrestrained by law or constitution.
nomenclature + ancestry = nomencestry: A system or set of names for things derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors.”

omg

can I have this book

this is cute

omg

The English language nerd in me kind of loves this.

WANT.

Tagged: awesomegraphics sep 2011linguistic fun

Source: etsy.com

13th September 2011

Photo reblogged from Baby It's Cruel with 16,662 notes

Tagged: awesomedoctor whololsherlock holmesbest crossover ever

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12th September 2011

Video reblogged from ((I've moved to elevatortonowhere!)) with 117 notes

elevatortonowhere:

stuff-and-shenanigans:

summerhall:

This is just the best. The very very best.

Lyrics:

I am the very model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer,
I’ve information on all things a Gallifreyan holds most dear,
I’ve linked into the Matrix through its exitonic circuitry,
I understand dimensional and relative chronometry.

I’m very well acquainted too with matters of the Capitol,
I’ll give you verse and chapter on Panopticonian protocol,
I’ve been into the Death Zone and I’ve played the Game of Rassilon—
(Rassilon? Assilon, Bassilon.. ah-ha!)
With pestilential monsters that I got a lot of hassle from!

With pestilential monsters that he got a lot of hassle from!
With pestilential monsters that he got a lot of hassle from!
With pestilential monsters that he got a lot of hassle-hassle from!

I understand each language and I speak every vernacular,
I’ll conjugate each verb obscure, decline each line irregular,
In short in every matter that a Gallifreyan holds most dear,
I am the very model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer.

In short in every matter that a Gallifreyan holds most dear,
he is the very model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer!

I’ve tackled shady Castellans with devious behavior,
I’ve sparred with Time Lord chancellors like Thalia, Goth, or Flavia.
In fact on some occasions I’ve held office Presidentially,
Though maybe I won’t mention I was ousted out eventually.

I know just how it feels to be a wanted man and on the run,
But wouldn’t leave the carefree buccaneering life for anyone,
Though sometimes my adventures seem absurdly operatical,
(Operatical? Hatical, patical.. ah-ha!)
With ups and down and twists and turns and incidents piratical.

With ups and down and twists and turns and incidents piratical!
With ups and down and twists and turns and incidents piratical!
With ups and down and twists and turns and incidents pirati-ratical!

I’ve sailed the seven seas of Earth and all the oceans of the Moon,
My trusty true Type 40 is my Gallifreyan picaroon,
But is this really what the average Gallifreyan holds most dear?
I wonder what they think about this Gallifreyan Buccaneer.

But is this really what the average Gallifreyan holds most dear!
We wonder what they think about this Gallifreyan Buccaneer!

But…

I’ve defeated evil robots such as Daleks, Quarks, and Cybermen,
I’ve overthrown dictators from Tobias Vaughn to Mavic Chen,
I’ve rescued helpless maidens from the devastating Viking hordes,
Vanquished Autons, Axons, Daemons, Krotons, Monoids, Vampires, Voords.

I’ve liberated planets and delivered them from total war,
Saved Earth, Manussa, Dulkis, Skonnos, Earth, Tigella, Earth once more,
In short I know I am the truest Rassilonian legate,
(Legate? Decate, Hecate.. Hecate? Mm, not sure if that’s canonical.. ah-ha! I have it!)
And so to Time Lords all I say remember me to Gallifrey!

A sentiment we all agree, remember him to Gallifrey!
A sentiment we all agree, remember him to Gallifrey!
A sentiment we all agree, remember him to Galli-Gallifrey!

I’m not content to just observe, I am a bold adventurer,
Though other Time Lords mock this Gallifreyan interventioner,
I know in every matter that a Time Lord really should hold dear,
I am the very model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer.

We know in every matter that a Time Lord really should hold dear,
He is the very model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer!

WE NEED A MUSICAL EPISODE.

THIS IS THE BEST SONG

AND YES ^

Tagged: doctor whoawesomejust having a musical night i supposehilarious

Source: summerhall

12th September 2011

Video reblogged from ((I've moved to elevatortonowhere!)) with 4,483 notes

stopitsgingertime:

seapeny:

fiveroundsrapid:

timevworp:

are-you-my-mummy:

the-vashta-nerada:

emergencyprogrammeone:

 Tenth Doctor: The Musical

I’m sure that many people have seen this, but its still new to me dammit.

WHOVIANS. STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND WATCH THIS.

just needed this on my blog. It gets better every time i watch it, if thats possible

^

ALL BY MYSEEEEEEEEEEEEELF

OH LAWD

I have made a solemn promise to myself to always reblog this majestic piece of work and I will continue to uphold it until my dying day

Tagged: doctor whoTenth DoctorMartha Jonesmartha jones is awesomerose tylerdonna noblemusicawesome

Source: emergencyprogrammeone

14th August 2011

Photo reblogged from scrumtrulescent with 54 notes

Tagged: AwesomeLightsPrettylights in treessnowmine is a winter heart

Source: leloveimage.blogspot.com

19th May 2011

Post reblogged from Mad as a Marine Biologist with 13 notes

Atlas Moth

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

take-nothing-but-photos:

So I saw an Atlas moth today outside the office, the first time I had ever seen one. Very awesome! First I thought it was a dead leaf then I saw it move! Check out atlas moths! They are MASSIVE!

 The one day I don’t go into the office! Dammit, Burgess!

Tagged: butterfliesawesomegorgeousbugs

Source: take-nothing-but-photos

28th April 2011

Video with 3 notes

The original Discovery Channel Boom-de-ya-dah commercial. It’s kind of just reminding me that I’m apparently in unrequited love with the whole entire world.

Tagged: science=beautyawesomeall the universediscovery channelI love the whole worldmusic

28th April 2011

Audio post reblogged from Can anybody find me... with 50,075 notes - Played 216,483 times

merrymethods:

weasleyandpotter:

The World is Just Awesome.

—Discovery Channel

I’ll never be able to describe how quickly and effectively this cheered me up, holy shit.

Tagged: science=beautyawesomeall the universediscovery channelmusicI love the whole world

Source: weasleyandpotter