Yet more unreasonable employment standards in the UK
blatant alivism and it’s disgusting.
Did the Discworld fandom just hijack a post?
fuck yeah we did
He’s waited so long. In the dark. And the cold. And the diamonds. Until you came. Bodies so hot. With blood. And pain.
This is, literally, one of the best episodes in new Who. Everything about it was so smartly written. I know when we think of creep factor in DW, we tend to always think of Moffat, but this was one of the few non-Moffat antagonists that seriously scared the shit out of me.This thing is ancient…it had been there for who knows how long, just waiting, biding its time. Who knows how many identities it has stolen in its life time…and it’s so powerful it could even “steal the voice” of a Time Lord.
Mind you, not only does this thing “steal someone’s voice”, it shows a clear capability to actually learn. This thing is learning as the episode progresses, creating a sync with whatever organism it encounters while it learns to mimic it, and mimic its thoughts, and possibly learn to think like said organism at a quicker speed. This creature, literally, became the Doctor for a brief moment and began to think faster than him.
There’s never even an explanation of what this thing is. You never even get to see it. It’s this entity, this thing. I can’t begin to explain how fucking brilliant this episode was. People can hate RTD all they want, but this episode was masterful. I’d say this thing, which is never even named, stands as probably the absolute fucking creepiest antagonist in the new series, followed really closely by the Silence and the ancient entity in The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit.
There are also a lot of complaints about the way Davis writes the 10th Doctor and how arrogant he is, and I think this is one of the few episodes where his arrogance nearly gets him killed. This thing only took over his voice because he just had to tell everyone in the room how clever he was.
This isn’t even taking into account that the entire episode was told in one set. They never leave the shuttle bus It was nerve wrecking, and a brilliant decision. This is one of the reasons why I think series four of new Who is one of the absolute best in the new series overall.
Okay this episode is the only one I can say literally scared the shit out of me. And I love that they never explained a damn thing. Whatever It was, it was gone with its vanquishment (one can only assume it was simply foiled, since it was returned to the environment it’d come from, unlike that unfortunate stewardess).
There was also that uncomfortable ending, that I think really topped it all off - the silence between all the passengers, as they came to terms with what had transpired, the deaths they’d witnessed and the death they’d nearly caused, and then the ultimate guilt as the question was asked, “The hostess… what was her name?”
I don’t know why exactly, but that’s what really made the episode for me. She fucking sacrificed herself for a bunch of passengers, for a tour she probably did every goddamn day, to the point of monotony. Anyone who has worked in customer service knows just how much you’d love to throw your customers to the wolves sometimes, and quite frankly I don’t think “above and beyond” was even a pinpoint in her mind then.
The Doctor didn’t say it outright but he damn well knew it and wanted everyone else to know, that woman was a hero. She didn’t do it because you were her fucking passengers, because fuck you - she turned on every available form of entertainment before disappearing into the cockpit because she had no interest in keeping you people occupied for 4+ whatever hours it took to reach the crystal falls of pretty pretty. She didn’t do it to make some good impression on the company she worked for.
She did it because she recognised Evil when everyone else was questioning, saw an innocent man was going to be murdered at its hand, and decided to take matters into her own. She sacrificed herself because she was a goddamn hero and the Doctor was the first to point out, with no small amount of guilt, that not a single one on that trip had bothered to ask her name.
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Inspired by The Female Armor Bingo, I present to you my short guide to armor bust areas, to better help you decide what to wear :P
Any resemblance to particular armors, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Well… mostly.
So glad my bingo game caught on and inspired you! Amazing job!
This is so awesome, reminds me of Tica’s breakdown of the most typical MMORPG costumes on repair-her-armor. Always great to have more guides through stupid design tropes for future reference!
If you’re going to continue this into a series, please link all the following parts once they’re done (guessing the butt area would be next to go ;P)!
if ur hair covers ur boobs u have mermaid hair and u are a mermaid i dont make the rules
As a man with a hairy chest, I was very, very confused by this post for about ten seconds.
You are a mermaid, sir
IM A MERMAID
Margaret Atwood, Second Words: Selected Critical Prose (1983), pg. 413.
You’ve probably heard the punchline before, but here’s the full context for the quote. (via muffinw)
- submerge yourself into a bath of coconut oil and wait there. breathe so slowly that you lower your body temperature. slowly become one with the coconut oil. as it hardens around you become one with it. emerge from your bath, years later, find the world has changed in…
I see these all over Edinburgh!My favourite is “Luke,am yer da.”
“Neabody puts the bairn in the corner.” —- I AM actual sobbing with laughter
Notice how Shan Yu doesn’t even question it or make a comment about “BUT YOU’RE A GIRL” he just instantly goes into a “I’LL TEACH YOU TO KILL MY MEN AND STEAL MY VICTORY” rage and I think about this a lot sometimes
((Well that might have to do with the fact that he’s a Hun. Women among the Huns had higher status than their Chinese counterparts and even some of their own men. Women were free to hunt and fight along side of the men, could choose their own husbands and divorce him if she choose to. There were even records of clans being led by women leaders. So for Shan Yu Mulan is just another soldier))
thank you, history side of tumblr.
He also might not have been able to see very well, due to whatever horrible disease has taken hold in his eyeballs.
Pretty serious Wilson’s Disease judging by the copper buildup in in irises, and apparent melanocytosis localized to his sclera.
Thank you medical side of tumblr
Unskilled labor doesn’t exist.
Labor which requires skills that are devalued does.