itsnotkev:

Even though we don’t necessarily wear our politics on our sleeves in Night Vale that often, I feel we are trying to model the world that we want to live in; where people are judged by the quality of their character and by their actions, and not by what they look like or what they sound like or whether they’re black or white or native american or.. you know. any of the very superficial things that as Westerners— as Americans, especially, in the media we get hung up on so much.

So it’s been amazing getting to travel the country and get to meet all these fans who are lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, you know, or just queer, you know? Just awesome and queer kids that listen to this podcast and it means so much to them.”

                                                                          —Cecil Baldwin, Fangirl Radio

grumpysalmon:

Whenever a new bird enters my life it is a tradition of mine to make it rad

god  animals  
thewescoast:

spriit:

lemonyfricket:

internet-legend:

thatfunnygarrettguy:

Jesus Christ what just happened.

look at different people each time tho

#is this problem sleuth

sHE THREW A BABY

I’ve been watching his for the past 5 minutes

thewescoast:

spriit:

lemonyfricket:

internet-legend:

thatfunnygarrettguy:

Jesus Christ what just happened.

look at different people each time tho

sHE THREW A BABY

I’ve been watching his for the past 5 minutes

omFG  
nedahoyin:

adjectivename:

captain-cal:

cannabiscrazy:

This is very satisfying

I am entertained for hours.

this strangely made me smile among my recent streak of angst. 

OMG this is everything I wanted it to be..

nedahoyin:

adjectivename:

captain-cal:

cannabiscrazy:

This is very satisfying

I am entertained for hours.

this strangely made me smile among my recent streak of angst. 

OMG this is everything I wanted it to be..

jedavu:

Mount Nyiragongo And Its Bubbling Hot Lava Lake

Few volcanoes are as spectacular as Mount Nyiragongo. Known for its active lava lake and (relatively) frequent eruptions, this incredible volcano has the potential for widespread disaster. Unfortunately, political unrest prevents the scientific community from studying the dangerous volcano in depth. But as seen in these breathtaking images, scientists and photographers have still been able to capture the bubbling, fiery lava that churns within the mountain’s lava lake.

wow  nature  photography  
tsukinofaerii:

wentdog:

The ’50s were fucked up man.

This explains so much about my parent’s generation.

tsukinofaerii:

wentdog:

The ’50s were fucked up man.

This explains so much about my parent’s generation.

what  

May the wind be always at your back; and the sunshine warm upon your face.

hey what's up with the "!" in fandoms? i.e. "fat!<thing>" just curious thaxxx <3

queensimia:

typette:

nentuaby:

hosekisama:

michaelblume:

molly-ren:

stevita:

molly-ren:

molly-ren:

I have asked this myself in the past and never gotten an answer.

Maybe today will be the day we are both finally enlightened.

woodsgotweird said: man i just jumped on the bandwagon because i am a sheep. i have no idea where it came from and i ask myself this question all the time

Maybe someone made a typo and it just got out of hand?

I kinda feel like panic!at the disco started the whole exclamation point thing and then it caught on around the internet, but maybe they got it from somewhere else, IDK.

The world may never know…

Maybe it’s something mathematical?

I’ve been in fandom since *about* when Panic! formed and the adjective!character thing was already going strong, pretty sure it predates them.

It’s a way of referring to particular variations of (usually) a character — dark!Will, junkie!Sherlock, et cetera. I have suspected for a while that it originated from some archive system that didn’t accommodate spaces in its tags, so to make common interpretations/versions of the characters searchable, people started jamming the words together with an infix.

(Lately I’ve seen people use the ! notation when the suffix isn’t the full name, but is actually the second part of a common fandom portmanteau. This bothers me a lot but it happens, so it’s worth being aware of.)

"Bang paths" (! is called a "bang"when not used for emphasis) were the first addressing scheme for email, before modern automatic routing was set up. If you wanted to write a mail to the Steve here in Engineering, you just wrote "Steve" in the to: field and the computer sent it to the local account named Steve. But if it was Steve over in the physics department you wrote it to phys!Steve; the computer sent it to the "phys" computer, which sent it in turn to the Steve account. To get Steve in the Art department over at NYU, you wrote NYU!art!Steve- your computer sends it to the NYU gateway computer sends it to the "art" computer sends it to the Steve account. Etc. ("Bang"s were just chosen because they were on the keyboard, not too visually noisy, and not used for a huge lot already).

It became pretty standard jargon, as I understand, to disambiguate when writing to other humans. First phys!Steve vs the Steve right next to you, just like you were taking to the machine, then getting looser (as jargon does) to reference, say, bearded!Steve vs bald!Steve.

So I’m guessing alternate character version tags probably came from that.

this has been your daily lesson in Internet History.

The More You Know.

FINALLY. It’s been like a decade, but someone finally tells me what that friggin’ exclamation point means. Thank you, kind stranger.

dylanwoahbrien:

otherbully1:

EXCUSE ME POSEY BUT IF DYLAN WANTS TO HOLD HANDS THEN YOU HOLD HANDS DAMMIT

they are so in love its physically painful