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via http://ift.tt/1KFYwVg at August 01, 2015 at 03:15AM:
kelseyridge13:

I love this moment.  I love it, because Agent Carter she is historically accurate.

American servicemen serving in the UK were issued pamphlets reminding them that the UK women had been in that war longer than the Americans had and deserved their respect:

A British woman officer or non-commissioned officer can and often does give orders to a male private. The men obey smartly and know it is no shame. For British women have proven themselves in this war. They have stuck to their posts near burning ammunition dumps, delivered messages afoot after their motorcycles have been blasted from under them. They have pulled aviators from burning planes. They have died at the gun posts and as they fell another girl has stepped directly into the position and “carried on.” There is not a single record in this war of any British woman in uniformed service quitting her post or failing in her duty under fire.

Now you understand why British soldiers respect the women in uniform. They have won the right to the utmost respect. When you see a girl in khaki or air-force blue with a bit of ribbon on her tunic - remember she didn’t get it for knitting more socks than anyone else in Ipswitch.

No wonder she decks him. And no wonder his boss believes he deserves it.
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via http://ift.tt/1eJ3H8n at August 01, 2015 at 02:30AM:
queeensusan:

No. No, it’s all right. You’re just… You’re not exactly what I expected.
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via http://ift.tt/1fRIDNM at August 01, 2015 at 01:45AM:
copperbadge:

genrenommer:

Paging copperbadge

It’s because so many of the fields where we grow our fucks were barren last year. 
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via http://ift.tt/1eFfcxD at July 31, 2015 at 03:15AM:
seraphsfire:

God, you know what i would die to see? First Age elves. Elves untamed in the wildness of their youth. Elves with going to battle in war paint and tattooed faces. Elves beautiful yet terrible–and not just awe-inspiring, like Galadriel, but elves with the thirst for the death of their enemies in their eyes as they go into battle. Elves who love and live with reckless abandon, elves that face Morgoth with a grim smile on their faces. 

First Age Elves
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via http://ift.tt/1MB2kHC at July 31, 2015 at 02:30AM:
lantilles:

ct275555:

I didn’t think I could love this man more, but I do oh my god. These were probably my favorite part of this comic. I loved seeing this side of Jango and his relationship with Boba, so precious

OH NO MANDO DADS ONE OF MY WEAKNESSES OH NO.

MANDO DADS
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via http://ift.tt/1IchJrB at July 31, 2015 at 01:45AM:
foodffs:

Smoky Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Really nice recipes. Every hour.

Show me what you cooked!
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The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People is an odd sort of story. It's position in the season running order frames it as almost, but not quite, a big dumb two-parter and maybe that is the best description for it. It is certainly the last of the form, Moffat opting for a far higher proportion of single episodes in his next two series. The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People is a tale of dubious ethics, personal identity and human failings. It also involves a fair amount of running around though, I think, it is less focused on delivering spectacle than the "big dumb two-parter" generally is.

More Under the Cut )

I still don't really like this story but while I'm not convinced it really warrants being spread over two episodes, I think it holds together pretty well on a second viewing and avoids a lot of the problems that afflicted previous stories of the same kind.




metanews coding (LJ): <a href=http://louisedennis.livejournal.com/305336.html>NuWho Rewatch: The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People</a> (LJ) <i>Discussion of the sixth series episodes</i>

metanews coding (DW): <a href=http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/166323.html>NuWho Rewatch: The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People</a> (DW) <i>Discussion of the sixth series episodes</i>
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via http://ift.tt/1IrPAvZ at July 30, 2015 at 03:15AM:
“If you can’t beat fear, just do it scared.”
- Glennon Doyle Melton (via downwiththedown)

Photo

Jul. 30th, 2015 07:42 am
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via http://ift.tt/1DQTRrw at July 30, 2015 at 01:45AM:
yayyclarinette:

voodoohowyacall:

I can’t stop laughing at this. Send help.

This was the funniest scene in this movie, and knowing this is how they filmed it makes it so much more hysterical.

(no subject)

Jul. 29th, 2015 10:29 pm
ysobel: Artwork of a curled-up stick figure trying to stave off crushing darkness (depression)
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Fwiw I'm doing better since my last post. It's just ... well.

When I started having major FOP symptoms (I was 10 or so and about to enter junior high) it was a bit frustrating and scary -- okay, probably a lot, not a bit -- but I was okay because I still had my brain.

When I started having depression issues (sophomore year of college) and could no longer trust my brain, it was frustrating and scary but I was okay because I could still take care of myself and live independently-ish.

When I got to the point where I needed help with physical tasks like bathroom use and getting in and out of bed, and where I was unemployed and unemployable, it was okay because I could still write.

When I stopped being able to write easily (ideas flow better when I'm writing by hand, which I can't any more, and I also put too much pressure on myself because it was the last "legitimate" way I had of being productive), it was okay because I could still play MMOs. Maybe not legitimate in wider society, but it was social contact as well as entertainment, it was productivity in a virtual sense, it was sort of a way in which I wasn't disabled. (Of course my play style was inhibited by physical restrictions, but I was an adequate player regardless, and not disabled in the game.)

...and then that went away too. And I haven't found an "it's okay because _______" to replace it.

I mean, there are things that make my life okay. I have Yahtzee and Monkey and the most expensive kitten in the world; I have a niece I can watch grow up; I have friends, online (including/especially y'all) and off; I can read, especially ebooke; I have netflix; I have yarn, even if my crafting is slow and awkward, even if I just pet the yarn and do nothing with it. All these things help.

It's just not enough, not yet.
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