April 17, 2014 5:24 pm

ROBOTS AND CYBORGS ARE NOT THE SAME THING

whatthefuckmoriarty:

kkaito:

robots - 100% mechanical, no organic or living parts

androids - robots that are designed to look human-like (100% mechanical)

cyborgs - organic/living thing with added mechanical or cybernetic parts

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Robot

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Android

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Cyborg

(Source: axl-fox, via rena-of-pern)

5:21 pm

owligator:

kikiyuyu:

I like to imagine Shepard won’t let him on the ship like that so she makes him stand outside while she hoses him down

omg tho

(Source: mcjoni15, via thewhipandtheunicorn)

3:53 pm
"Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential."

Junot Díaz, “The Junot Díaz Episode" (18 November 2013) on Fan Bros, a podcast “for geek culture via people of colors” (via kynodontas)

Let em know dad.

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

I think the next time someone gets confused as to possibly why people were hoping Katniss would be portrayed as nonwhite, this quote above is why.

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3:51 pm

gladiatorinrags:

miltonsong:

yellowboxgrayarea:

dykeprivilege:

muchymozzarella:

afunnyfeminist:

ghastderp:

i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.

See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.

He knows men are like that

his father was like that to his mother

he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that

and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that

And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it. 

Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.

He is divine!

And I love how he has delved into his own issues with relationships because of his fathers abuse of his mother and how that effected him well into adulthood.   How not only his mother was a victim of his father’s abuse but in many ways he was as well because it shaped the way he thought about relationships and his own anger.

So bravo, Sir Patrick.  Bravo.

(Source: that-darned-sock, via adulthoodcanwait)

3:42 pm

gothiccharmschool:

cumbercrack:

Rocky Horror Picture Show modern day fancast

YES YES YES! A MILLION TIME YES!!!!!

I still prefer the other fancast idea of Adam Lambert as Dr. Frank N Furter. Otherwise, this is great. 

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7:06 am
beautone:

Bolaji Badejo who played the alien creature in the film Alien, England, 1978. Photographed by Eve Arnold.
via curate

beautone:

Bolaji Badejo who played the alien creature in the film Alien, England, 1978. Photographed by Eve Arnold.

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7:03 am 7:02 am

teacupsandcyanide:

I remember all the Doctor Who fanfics I used to read where Rose often got badly stereotyped as a damsel in distress whom the Doctor had to swoop in and save and smooch but the way I remember Doctor Who 90% of their relationship was the Doctor just setting Rose loose on people who had done something to offend them and sitting back giggling in the corner as she shouted

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7:01 am April 16, 2014 4:03 pm
"Take 9-11. That means something in the United States. The “world changed” after 9-11. Well, do a slight thought experiment. Suppose that on 9-11 the planes had bombed the White House, suppose they’d killed the president, established a military dictatorship, quickly killed thousands, tortured tens of thousands more, set up a major international terror center that was carrying out assassinations, overthrowing governments all over the place, installing other dictatorships, and drove the country into one of the worst depressions in its history and had to call on the state to bail them out. Suppose that had happened? It did happen. On the first 9-11 in 1973. Except we were responsible for it, so it didn’t happen. That’s Allende’s Chile. You can’t imagine the media talking about this."

Noam Chomsky (via asdfcriiiis)

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