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  1. Sep 2

    doctor who: if it you bothers you so much,why do you watch it?

    i don’t understand why people who hate steven moffat watch doctor who. i stopped watching it not long into the ten/rose era because i didn’t like what was happening,and i didn’t like the characters. when matt smith came on as the doctor,i was back. i like moffat’s writing because it’s got all sorts of twists and turns. he occasionally ties things up,though leaves more threads hanging. but i survived watching ‘lost’,and this at least has some answers here and there.

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    jack-hudson:

Computer Arts- Collaboration
I collaborated with my buddy Joe Sparkes on the animated ipad edition for Computer Arts Magazine. Here’s a gif he made of one of the cropped in sections, powerful quiff wobble!

    jack-hudson:

    Computer Arts- Collaboration

    I collaborated with my buddy Joe Sparkes on the animated ipad edition for Computer Arts Magazine. Here’s a gif he made of one of the cropped in sections, powerful quiff wobble!

  4. Sep 2

    A Good Dalek

    thedoctorgoinghome:

    In “Dalek,” the titular Dalek says that the Doctor would make a good Dalek.

    In “Into the Dalek,” the titular Dalek tells the Doctor he is a good Dalek.

    Let’s break this down, because these two lines and the difference between them fascinate me.

    I. Why the Doctor is like a Dalek

    This one is easy. The Doctor hates. He has, in his long lifetime—particularly as a result of the Time War—grown to hate the Daleks. Hate them enough that he could destroy them, hate them enough that he’s prejudiced against the very idea of just one of them ever turning good.

    To the Daleks, of course, hatred is their only morality. They don’t know anything else. Three Daleks in New Who have pointed out the similarity between their hatred of all other life and the Doctor’s hatred of them: the lone Dalek (“Dalek”), the Dalek prime minister (“Asylum of the Daleks”), and now the wounded Dalek.

    II. “You would make a good Dalek.”

    This is also easy. The Ninth Doctor shows a vehement hatred of the Daleks. “You would make a good Dalek.” His hatred would make him fit right in with the most fearsome species in the universe.

    III. “You are a good Dalek.”

    Wham. By this time, the wounded Dalek has some sense of morality. The Doctor calls him a good Dalek, by which he means that the creature is a moral Dalek. The Dalek says that he is not and tells the Doctor that he is.

    This Dalek doesn’t mean what the first one did. He doesn’t mean that the Doctor would make a fine, rampaging, hateful killer. He means that the Doctor is like the Daleks but moral. He means that the Doctor hates, but acts as a moral person anyway.

    IV. Conclusion

    They’re both brilliant, beautiful lines. The first line is harsh and unforgiving, even emotionally manipulative (to throw the Doctor off as the Dalek conquers the base). The second is actual praise (a farewell to someone who tried to save this Dalek). And while I’ve always loved the first line, I definitely like the second better.

    It’s a line that really makes you think, from an episode that made you think. And, really? That’s definitely beautiful.

    (via mikelpen)

  5. Sep 2

    mycroftismyholmesboy:

    If you wanna hear Peter speaking Korean (because it’s the fucking cutest thing ever) just watch this and curl up from happiness

  6. Sep 2

    harvestheart:

The morning invasion - Maize, Kansas - mrwing13 for wunderground

    harvestheart:

    The morning invasion - Maize, Kansas - mrwing13 for wunderground

  7. Sep 2

    pbstv:

    jtotheizzoe:

    "I bet you can’t make an entire science video about goats," they said.

    "It will never work," they said.

    They were wrong.

    Enjoy this mid-week blend of science and silliness from It’s Okay To Be Smart and share with your goat-loving friends!

    Sharing because goats.

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    harvestheart:

    That’s one hot view© Olivier Grundewald

    Deep in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Nyiragongo is a picturesque 3,470m high volcano, the most active in the region.

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    harvestheart:

Algodones Sand Dunes Curvy Border Fence in So Cal.

    harvestheart:

    Algodones Sand Dunes Curvy Border Fence in So Cal.

  14. Sep 2

    harvestheart:

Blue Tang
Photograph by Jeff Haines, My Shot
Adult blue tangs swim close to the ocean floor near Mexico. A species of surgeonfish, the blue tang is abundant in the waters of the Caribbean, often schooling around coral reefs. As they mature, the tangs’ color progresses from bright yellow to a deep bluish-gray or purple.

    harvestheart:

    Blue Tang

    Photograph by Jeff Haines, My Shot

    Adult blue tangs swim close to the ocean floor near Mexico. A species of surgeonfish, the blue tang is abundant in the waters of the Caribbean, often schooling around coral reefs. As they mature, the tangs’ color progresses from bright yellow to a deep bluish-gray or purple.

  15. Sep 2

    savetheflower-1967:

1966 - Brighton Beach - by Tony Ray Jones.

    savetheflower-1967:

    1966 - Brighton Beach - by Tony Ray Jones.