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steven moffat explaining his writing to doctor who fans

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oh my god that comment

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Glow in the Dark Solar System Apparel by makeitgoodpdx

I have a mighty need

Want those undies.

If you wear the underwear, and someone doesn’t tell you that “your ass is out of this world,” just put your pants back on and leave, because that person doesn’t deserve to have sex with you.

TAKE MY MONEY

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What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

Carl Sagan, Cosmos (via observando)

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Priya/Sierra [Requested by laurencedominic]

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{That bitch made me so mad… I swear… It’s not that hard to be polite to someone, even if you’re not interested in them on a romantic level. UGgggg you guys have no idea how passionate I am about that.

I’D TAKE SOME POPCORN FROM YOU LITTLE STEVE

#this #sit the fuck down I’m about to give you some frickity fracking life advice #don’t be a cunt. # you never know who’ s gonna turn into a star-spangled sex god. 

 a star-spangled sex god.

so we’re gonna call her a c*nt and a bitch because she didn’t accept popcorn from him ://///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

remember ladies always accept food offered to you or you’re a bitch.

It’s not that she DIDN’T accept the food, it’s HOW she didn’t accept it.  It’s simple enough to turn down food/advances with a “no thank you” or a head/hand wave and not be rude about it.  I wouldn’t go so far as to call her a “cunt” or “bitch” for the way she did it, but it’s certainly a rude and uncalled for way of saying she doesn’t want it.  Even if Steve had been being a giant jerkbag all night (which he hadn’t been if you’d seen the movie or if you knew that it’s STEVE!) it’s still not very polite thing to do.

you’re right, it’s considered more polite to verbally turn down something, but i wouldn’t go as far as say it’s uncalled for, and it shouldn’t always be considered impolite to turn something down silently. see this post i just posted

and i don’t know about anyone else but if someone is an asshole to me on a date i wouldn’t give a fuck about someone considering me “rude”. if you’re a jerk you don’t deserve my polite side.

I’m not saying that anything she was called was “okay” to say about her, but allow me to butt in as the post owner to state something SO MANY people who reblogged this post are completely ignorant off, that man was NOT a stranger, he was her date whom she wasn’t too pleased with how he looked since they were set up and he was only trying because he’s terrible with women and I think you can tell why and she wasn’t too keen on hiding her disappointment which was “incredibly rude”, “hurtful” & “inconsiderate” of her. so before you super analyze stuff, please make sure you’ve watched the movie.

i have watched the movie and i still stand by what i said. i’m not saying she was a perfect date but the negative reactions to her actions are ridiculous.

like someone else said, dating can really suck. don’t call someone a sexist slur because they do something in one situation that you wouldn’t do in that situation.

Also, I might be remembering this wrong, but did she not meet him earlier that night? A blind date doesn’t make him not a stranger. It makes it an awkward situation for both of them.

And more importantly, look at how he’s offering it to her. He not only invades her personal space rather than tapping her on the shoulder and offering some popcorn verbally, but he does it with that face - he doesn’t smile reassuringly or say anything when she makes eye contact with him. I would absolutely have the same reaction as her if someone I just met (or hell, someone I have met before but am not good friends with) stuck their hand in front of me and looked at me expectantly and silently.

I get that the joke is he’s bad/inexperienced/looks like a whimp or whatever when it comes to dating and interacting with women, but for fuck’s sake, that does not mean she owes anything to him, and certainly doesn’t owe him politeness if he’s going to invade her space like that. They were both stuck in an awkward situation. He’s just excelling at making it more awkward.

If he had verbally asked her/tapped her on the shoulder/stood next to her and made eye contact before offering/ANY OF A MILLION OTHER NOT AWKWARD AND CREEPY THINGS, and she’d had the same reaction, then yeah, she would be being unnecessarily rude. But he didn’t, he just stuck his hand out right next to her and waited expectantly.

oh i wish i’d been a
wish i’d been a teen,
teen idle

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Filmmaker Frances Bodomo won FOUR GRANTS, count em up FOUR at Sundance yesterday, totaling what looks like $25,000  to pull together a full length production of her short film Afronauts which premiered in  in the short film competition.  The sponsoring companies and organizations  were Kodak, Technicolor, the 2014 Women in Film/Calm Down Productions and Entertainment Partners.  Afronauts is a 13 minute black and white film that:

Afronauts tells the alternative history of the 1960s Space Race. It’s the night of July 16th, 1969 and, as America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a group of exiles in the Zambian desert are rushing to launch their rocket first. There’s only one problem: their spacegirl, Matha, is five months pregnant. Afronauts follows characters that have not been able to find a home on earth and are therefore attracted to the promise of the space race.

All information is via her twitter account @tobogganeer  (she has a tumblr of the same name) and  Powder Room Films  CONGRATULATIONS.

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All my Inktober drawings in one place! Get the PDF here.

Every day of October I drew one ink drawing. They are all different sizes and various levels of good and/or finished, so the PDF is ~*~free~*~ but if you like what you get please consider paying what you feel like for it~ Enjoy!!

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The Big Five Personality Traits →

giugiu:

THANK YOU. I am so annoyed when people ask me my MBTI type, or take their own results seriously. I put it in the same category as astrology.

science:

Unfortunately, I feel the need to issue an all-out bullshit alert. The popular Myers-Briggs personality test is bullshit. The Big Five, however, are not, but we’ll get to that.

You’d think that a psychological test that is popular everywhere except in psychology would raise some eyebrows, but no matter. Normally rational, scientifically-minded people seem to fall as hard for this as everyone else. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is deeply flawed in all the important ways.

MBTI divides human personality into four binary dimensions, giving a total of sixteen personality types. These dimensions weren’t chosen based on evidence, they were pure speculation. Carl Jung, who’s got one thing going for him (he was, at least, a psychologist) started speculating, and then two women with no background in psychology, Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers, extrapolated from that speculation, adding their own unfounded speculation on top. Given this highly speculative, unempirical methodology, there is no reason to suspect the result to be accurate. Nevertheless, it could be that they just happened to find some distinctions that actually mattered based on pure luck. Unfortunately for MBTI, this is the opposite of what studies have found.

MBTI isn’t very reliable: people who take the test repeatedly with some time in between often report different results, despite not actually undergoing personality changes. The reason is understandable when you consider this: in the MBTI, every dimension is binary, not continuous and normally distributed. If this were true, we would expect to find a bimodal statistical distribution (two peaks, little overlap between the two clusters). But when we look at actual empirical data, we tend to find a normal distribution. MBTI chops the bell curve in two right down the middle, so people who are very close can be assigned opposite categories. Since this is true of all four categories, two people who have almost identical personalities, but happen to fall on either side of the big dividing line, can actually get opposite scores.

Nor do the four dimensions stand up to factor analysis, suggesting they are not four independent and exhaustive dimensions of personality. And to top it off, even though the MBTI is widely used (or believed to be applicable) in career planning, studies don’t find that scores predict careers. There aren’t more “Caregivers” in caregiving vocations than there are in the general population. Myers-Briggs doesn’t accurately predict behavior.

At this point, we might be ready to give up on personality tests. But there is hope. If we discard our biases and instead look at the data to see what we might find, a different picture emerges. The introversion-extraversion axis, found in MBTI and many other personality tests, stands up to scrutiny. The others, not so much. Instead, we find five big axes: openness to experience, conscientiousness, agreeableness, extraversion and neuroticism. There’s some debate about what to call some of these, as they don’t map very neatly to individual words.

This scheme, the Big Five personality traits, is derived from data, and not surprisingly, it generally shows good predictive power. For example, a meta-analysis found that “each [personality] disorder [in the DSM] displays a five-factor model profile that is meaningful and predictable given its unique diagnostic criteria.” And unlike MBTI, not every personality type is positively loaded: people who score high on neuroticism and low on agreeableness are more likely to be diagnosed with personality disorders. The Big Five generally predict behavior in the areas you’d expect personality to be a factor.

My personal (speculative!) theory why tests like Myers-Briggs capture the popular imagination in ways that the Big Five do not is that the Big Five don’t come with a story. Indeed, that’s the major criticism of the Big Five: there is no theory. The Five are derived from empirical data, and so don’t come with a built-in explanation. Why do these personality dimensions exist, and why do they influence behavior the way they do? This is still an open question for research. Myers-Briggs, on the other hand, starts with the story. The explanation precedes the discovery: data are shoehorned in to match the theory. Humans are attracted to stories, rather than to impersonal trends derived from large datasets.

In addition, I suspect MBTI abuses the Forer effect. It’s a well-known, documented fact that when people hear descriptions of their personality that are supposedly tailored to them specifically, but actually vague and fit most people, they tend to rate the descriptions as highly accurate. This is especially likely if the description is positive. Seriously, read some of the official descriptions of the 16 types and tell me you don’t agree with more than one of them.

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Almost done with season 1 of Game of Thrones.

I distrust anyone who says they really hate Sansa. So far she’s one of the most relate able characters in the series, slightly spoiled in a lot of ways (as rich children often are) but damn if she doesn’t know how to pick her battles and what to say. And she’s, what, 13?

Sansa Stark is awesome, basically. And Khaleesi, but we all knew that.

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out of context twitter dump!  Buncha autobio stuff.

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imagine reading a book of all the lies you’ve told 

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