Better Late Than Never

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Yo.

I lose track of the messages easily because I hardly ever get notified of them and others get deleted, but I am a friendly person, honest!

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yesterdaywastuesday:

not sure if I’m just not enjoying things anymore

or if things are just genuinely not enjoyable

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heymisslynz:

OMG that purple shirt is just fabulous <3

Did they buy it in bulk or something?

heymisslynz:

OMG that purple shirt is just fabulous <3

Did they buy it in bulk or something?

Meeting Tom

One of the most stupidest parts of series three, and very insulting to Molly Hooper and her character growth…

But John’s reaction is pure gold. I wish they could have written something different to give us that face but in a better scene.

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donthatemecusimbeautiful:

Spice Girls Singles 1996-2007

Ah, my childhood. And then 2007.

dougstyles:

Make me choose

↳ Anonymous asked: Flones or Pudd

theamazingladygeek:

0ffbeatt:

I DON’T FUCKIN UNDERSTAND DREAMWORKS MAN.
THEY CAN MAKE SHIT LIKE THIS:
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AND THEY HAVE LIKE REALLY NICE CHARACTERS AND IT’S A GOOD STORY AND IT LOOKS SUPER PRETTY, BUT THEN LIKE EVERY OTHER YEAR OR SO THEY COME OUT WITH LIKE A REALLY WEIRD LOOKIN MOVIE WITH WEIRD CONCEPTS AND SHIT LIKE THIS COMES OUT:

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AND I’M JUST SO CONFUSED LIKE WTF MAN WHAT IS YOUR ANIMATION STUDIO WHAT IS YOUR ANGLE I DON’T GET IT.

shush you, Shark Tale was a wonderful movie

sherlockisthebest:

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Lewis - The Gift of Promise

1) Poor Hathaway

2) "We’re looking for anything in this room that could be poisoned with arsenic so I’m going to eat this dubious sweet out of this random bowl whilst my DS, who has already been poisoned with arsenic once, risks inhaling particles of the same poison by sniffing it"

3) “Too Clever” and "Toffee nosed prat"!? Can Hathaway have an episode where everyone just says nice things about him, please? Like, maybe he goes into work and people just tell him how brilliant, amazing, lovely, well dressed, kind, and sweet he is and, ok, he mightn’t believe them, but if they could make him see that’s what they really believe, that’d be great.

2manyfandomsnotenoughfeels:

“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.”

Stephen Fry (via feellng)

My problem with this is that, talking directly, he’s right. Correlation is not causation, Kindle won’t see the end of physical books just like we haven’t seen the end of stairs.

But, we still need stairs. You don’t make a building with a lift as the main trans-floor travel device and without a set of stairs, because out of the two, it’s the lift that sounds the most luxurious. Even though it isn’t, because it’s bloody essential to wheelchair users and people with various disabilities, but I dye grass. Stairs are the safety feature, the reliable option. A lift can get stuck, can’t be used in an emergency, and use up a lot of electricity.

eBooks, specifically Kindle, are owned by Amazon, first and foremost, and that’s a problem within itself. Amazon love being the centre of a monopoly. If we’re not careful, we might wake up one morning to find Wall-E’s Buy & Large is actually Amazon. We can all say there’ll still be a demand for the physical book, but there’s nothing to say Amazon won’t do it’s utmost to make getting that physical book very, very difficult.

But back to Stephen Fry’s Stairs comparison.

Books are physical things that are made by paper. In an environment-conscious world, we know that books = paper = trees = deforestation. The less trees there are to cut down, the more expensive the commodity, the more luxurious it is to have a physical book. Even recycling is not flawless, because with each journey through the process, the materials get more degraded. You will always need new material to put into the mix to keep any recycled product fit for purpose. 

We are also suffering from a space problem. As in, there isn’t any. New properties are being made to the bare minimum, materials for building houses are made at the bare minimum. The new wave of built houses to reach housing demand, the ones not made by private home owners for themselves, have minimal floor space, minimal lighting and minimal storage. The materials the houses are built out of also cause a problem for shelving. 

So, suddenly, not only are the demand for books environmentally unfriendly, but also you have nowhere to put them once you’ve read them, if in fact you could find a comfortable place to read them in your new minimalistic home. Sounds like, to me, that the better option is to just get the books from the library, but understandable, people do like to own things they enjoy, and also libraries are getting closed down across the country. (Thanks, Government!)

And then there’s the price. We’re still, yes, still, stuck in a recession. There’s books in poundland, charity shops, second hand shops and carboot sales, but if there’s a book you want to read And Keep, and it’s new, your choices become somewhat limited on the high street, especially if you’re strapped for cash. Why pay £14.99 for a paperback/hardback in WHSmiths, when you can buy an eBook for a portion of the price from the Kindle eStore? And there’s sales on every day for a variety of books. Plenty of authors have give away days. You don’t get that in Waterstones. Extra bonus: You don’t need shelf space! 

More and more, eBooks sounds like the better option if you’re a reader. And although there are various ways of getting an eBook, Kindle have become synonymous with eBooks and e-readers. I don’t know about actual market statistics, but they seem to the Google of search engines. On the other hand, stories are not synonymous with paper. Stories can be transcribed into anywhere and on anything that people will read them. People seem to think that when people complain about Kindle killing off the physical book, they mean there’ll no more stories as well. But that’s not the case. There’ll always be authors, they’ll always want to be published. And it just so happens that publishing an eBook is a lot easier than going through a publishing house or funding your own self-publishing printing costs. So, they’re also a very good option if you’re an author.

I don’t want to see the end of physical books, and I think they will live happily side by side with ebooks for quite some time, but I think it’s ignorant to think that it hasn’t had some effect on the physical books market and that it won’t ever (read: continue) to do so. 

And, like the ratings market of television have skewed amazing television series into cancellation, it’d be then easy to say that there’s no demand for physical books, so they dry up in what’s left of the book shops, driving us more into this cycle that suggests physical books are no longer wanted. 

So, no, Kindle won’t kill off the physical book, but many factors will continue to make the physical book the lesser-wanted option and Kindle (or any other eBook provider) the more go-to option, and unlike the stairs, which are needed when a fire breaks out, physical pages are becoming less necessary.

The Places Fandom Dwells: A Cautionary Tale

fanculturesfancreativity:

mizstorge:

Just about seven years ago, on 29 May 2007, hundreds of fans with accounts at Livejournal made the shocking discovery that their blogs, and those of some of their friends and favorite fandom communities, had been deleted without prior notice.

gravygeezer:

I just received a job rejection email for a job I applied to…four months ago.

To be honest, I’d already written that one off.

I once got a rejection email in reply to an aplication I’d sent in a year before. Then I got the same thing in a letter about a month later.

About 6 months after that, i got an email me asking me if was still interested in the position! About two years after the job first came up.

Sadly I had to decline, but, yeah. There’s a comedy film in the job hunting Lark somewhere.

geekgirl1:

OMG, the last one. He is such a big five year old

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What worries me is that if Scotland do vote for independence the tabloids will be outraged, because as of last week we now have a Scottish Doctor Who. Which means that if Scotland do separate from Britain we’ll have a foreign Doctor… and there’s nothing Daily Mail readers hate more!!

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~ Adam Hills, The Last Leg 29th August 2014

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Haha love it.

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