October 1st, 2014

disneysnewgroove:

Disney movies in order of historical setting

(Excludes most of the package films. Some films, eg The Lion King, are impossible to pin down exactly and some, like Aladdin and Treasure Planet, are anachronistic, so these are estimations. A few have been split into 2 if there is more than one time period in the movie, and sequels have been put together.)

(via tastefullyoffensive)

September 30th, 2014
"Japan’s New Nintendo 3DS TV ad gives Link, Mario and Pikachu amazing J-pop makeovers"
link (no pun intended) here

"Japan’s New Nintendo 3DS TV ad gives Link, Mario and Pikachu amazing J-pop makeovers"

link (no pun intended) here

September 29th, 2014

taylorswift:

herhopeistreacherous:

Listened to taylorswift all day to help get me through my last first day of college! What did you do today, Taylor?

Stayed in bed watching Friends re runs til 3pm.
Threw the cats some treats.
Re arranged ma closet.
Stalked tumblr.
Googled cookie recipes.
Got cold so I put on ma robe that has cats on it.
Watched Lena’s YouTube episode of ‘Ask Lena’ about feminism.
Got really emotional and proud of Emma Watson.
Watched Full House.
Packed bags for leaving again tomorrow.
Oh look it’s bed time.

When I’m not doing lots of things, I’m legit doing NOTHING.

Congrats on your first day!!!

September 28th, 2014
We filmed episode three of series one first, and at the very last minute I decided to put a ring on [his little] finger. I get asked at least once a week, is Mycroft married? Well no, it’s on the wrong finger, except in some parts of the world where it’s the correct finger. No, it’s just a ring. People speculate wildly - I say let them. That’s much more interesting than filling in detail.

Personally, I think Mycroft and Sherlock are like Niles and Frasier Crane, and Mycroft is definitely the Niles in that situation. And whatever Sherlock wrestles with, I think Mycroft sees as a purely intellectual problem… So I wouldn’t say anything definitive, but I think such matters may be beneath his dignity!
Mark Gatiss responds to a question on where he thinks Mycroft might sit on the sexual spectrum, in the 30th anniversary issue of Gay Times [x] (via thecutteralicia)

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Not too sure why I like this set of gifs. I suppose it’s because how everything is so subtle on show. Which is why they’re worth watching multiple times.

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Die, die, you’re dead…
Calculus professor cancelling terms from numerator and denominator in an integral. (via mathprofessorquotes)
wesley-crusher:

deepspacednine:

likeafieldmouse:

Luis Camnitzer - The Photograph (1981)


The Screenshot (2014)

The Reblog (2014)

wesley-crusher:

deepspacednine:

likeafieldmouse:

Luis Camnitzer - The Photograph (1981)

image

The Screenshot (2014)

The Reblog (2014)

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September 23rd, 2014

officialssay:

“All our hard work hasn’t been just so we could turn into a bunch of tuhao.”

Jack Ma, founder and CEO of Alibaba, warning employees  that the company’s fast growth could push prices up in its hometown of Hangzhou, China. “Tuhao” is slang for the country’s “uncouth newly rich,” according to The New York Times.

A new generation of nouveau riche.

September 22nd, 2014

mid0nz:

I’ve been thinking about camera movement lately.

These gifs suck because they’re not about the pretty, they’re about the length. (In order for them to retain their original timing I had to sacrifice colors and size.) Watch the length of the scene, how long it takes for John to reach Mycroft and then for John and Sherlock to reach the screen for their joint closeup. In cinematic terms those shots take a long, notably uninterrupted time. And notice that the camera never moves. The action comes to the camera. It makes the warehouse Mycroft has chosen seem cavernous, demonstrates John’s awkward gait and gives the frame a great overall sense of depth. The same effect occurs in the scene with John and Sherlock as they near the screen and part way through their journey to the camera, a police car enters from right to left emphasizing the depth of the scene and how far John can walk unhindered with Sherlock now at his side.

It’s risky because a static camera could be boring, but it’s not. In the case of John’s scene with Mycroft the dialogue and soundtrack help out, giving the scene a mysterious energy. We want to know who the devil is the posh kidnapper and how will John react to him. What’s more we’re willing to wait for John to arrive on the scene to reveal it all. In the scene with John and Sherlock we have this beautiful bokeh and the glorious soundtrack to make us smile as the boys saunter to the camera for their close-up.

This static camera is somewhat unusual. And I have to think about this but you could say it’s one of director Paul McGuigan’s trademarks.  (He did episodes 1,3,4,5). Perhaps it comes from McGuigan’s penchant for working with master shots.

I tried not to change my style when I directed [Sherlock], I just kept my style while knowing that I had to do a certain amount each day and I didn’t want anyone to tell me, you’ve got to do a wide shot, a medium shot, a close up, an extreme close up, and then we can get out of here, thats not how I work. I tend to work by doing a big master shot which you could use as one shot if you wanted to and I never changed that process at all. - Paul McGuigan (x)

There are many, many ways the camera can move towards the action. Just put it on the crane or as in this scene from TBB (directed by Euros Lyn), a dolly.

A static camera can appear as if it’s moving into the action if the focus is pulled (rack focus.)

But no— McGuigan, in these shots at the top, brings the boys to us. And they take their own sweet time getting there. 

We’ll wait.

Fandom, after all, is born of a balance between fascination and frustration: if media content didn’t fascinate us, there would be no desire to engage with it; but if it didn’t frustrate us on some level, there would be no drive to rewrite or remake it.
Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture, 2006. (via bigbangthesis)

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Ha! Take that!

(Source: huffpostbooks, via pewresearch)

canadian-space-agency:

ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst aboard the ISS: “Just before sunrise, it often seems as if the Sun has to fight its way up through our atmosphere." September 14th 2014.
Credit: Alexander Gerst/ESA

canadian-space-agency:

ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst aboard the ISS: “Just before sunrise, it often seems as if the Sun has to fight its way up through our atmosphere." September 14th 2014.

Credit: Alexander Gerst/ESA

(Source: twitter.com, via jimmynewland)

September 21st, 2014
He replaced the idea of wanting to be liked with the idea of becoming accomplished. Instead of being interested in being popular, he became interested in being intelligent. And instead of wanting to be powerful, he became interested in being useful.
He said to himself: ‘Not everyone will like me. But there will be those who will accept me just for what I am. I will develop myself to such a point of excellence, intelligence, and brilliance that I can see through any problem and deal with any crisis. I will become such a master of my own abilities and career that there will be a place for me. People of all races will need me and not be able to do without me.’ And that’s just what he did.
Leonard Nimoy, explaining how Spock dealt with prejudice aimed at his Vulcan-human parentage in response to a letter from a mixed-race girl struggling with real-world racism. (via grandtheftcanine)

(Source: grandtheftpumpkin, via kirknspock)

mathprofessorquotes:

“The guy who wrote our textbook is actually a professor here, so if you have any complaints about it I’ve put his phone number and email address in your syllabus, as well as where his office is. It’s right down the hallway from mine!”

— Logic professor

*rails at geology professor for publishing $120 book this year*