Tumbling over my own feet



Fantastic beasts and where Hagrid hides them.

(Source: pardeemonster)



If you didn’t complain about the canon comic where Thor turned into a fucking frog then you shouldn’t complain about Thor being a woman. 

Even if you did complain about the canon comic where Thor turned into a fucking frog you still shouldn’t complain about Thor being a woman; it’s not like someone has to be turned into an animal before they’re allowed to be a woman as well. I mean, this is an easy one, there’s really no nuance, Not Complaining About Thor Being Female is a slam dunk. 

There are only two reasons to complain about this change. 

1. You really like the personality and character of Thor and you don’t want to see a different character filling the role.

2. Women being superheroes makes you uncomfortable. 

If you’re upset because of #1, I feel you. I like Steve Rogers a lot. But as with Steve Rogers, I’m actively supporting Sam Wilson in the role of Cap (if not Remender as the writer), because (well, mostly because I love Sam Wilson, but also because) I understand that as much as I like this character, representation in comics is more important than Steve Rogers in comics, and Steve would agree with me. In Thor’s case, we need more women in anchor character positions just to get up to equal numbers. So get over yourself, because I’m sure we’ll continue to see Male Thor in a variety of books and media. Sit down and remember you’re helping to work towards a better world through the simple expedient of keeping your mouth shut about Thor. 

If you think a woman being Thor somehow lessens it or excludes you or if it makes you feel strange and alienated, you’re a misogynist. No more talking from you, you’ve been talking for thousands of years. Take your discomfort out and treasure it; you are a silent martyr to a cause.

Emphasis on silent. No talking. You. No. Pst. No talking. No. No.


Natural History and pictures of reptiles:edited by HR Schinz; according to the nature and the most exquisite original research drawn and lithographed by KJ Brodtmann. on Flickr.

Publication info Schaffhausen: From Brodt man’s lithographic Art Institute, 1833.
BHL Collections:
Ernst Mayr Library of the MCZ, Harvard University


Happy birthday to one of the greatest geodata staples of every up and coming GIS user. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t used TIGER data at one point in their education. My hat’s off to you and the USCB.


Happy birthday to one of the greatest geodata staples of every up and coming GIS user. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t used TIGER data at one point in their education. My hat’s off to you and the USCB.




ChaosLife - Homo Hint

With comments too great not to include. You should check the heck out of that webcomic series either way 8D

The comments on this are every bit as fabulous as the actual comic :D

This would be a lot easier than having to figure it out yourself


Guys quick please. 

My dad said if I get 500,000 notes on this I can assuage this creeping feeling that my existence is meaningless and that I hold no significance in the larger context of humanity as a whole by finding a way to claim ownership over the heavily diluted attention of a still minuscule portion of the human population that its all too easy to get lost in.



Avengers vine idea: to the tune of bohemian rhapsody, Natasha says ‘thunderbolts and lightening’, Clint says ‘very very frightening’, then the camera pans around to Thor out the window summoning lightening like ‘ME’

Oh my gosh <3

Why what you do doesn’t seem important, but actually is


When I was in college, I had a wonderful mentor/professor who helped me learn lessons that keep being relevant as I go through life—which, if you ask me, is the tell-tale sign that he was a great professor.

One of those lessons was that it could be almost impossible to establish self-worth, and to recognize self-acheivement. After we’ve learned how to do something—ANYTHING—really well, it seems almost like second nature for us to do it. Even if we’re producing quality work, we look at it and think ‘well, sure this turned out well but anyone out there could have done it if they put the time in.’ We forget that WE are the ones that put the time in to learn the skill, and that WE are the ones who now have something special for it.

Here’s an example:

This professor told me about a time when he was at a conference giving a talk. After he was done with his seminar (which was probably about something awesome like chaotic oscillators) he went on to listen to other professors and industry professionals give their talks. There was one he was sitting on, thinking to himself ‘WOW this guy is cool. Here he is building a genetic search engine (or some other incredible topic) while I’m just dorking around with chaotic oscillators.’ but then, after the talk, my professor went up to him. He wanted to tell him how neat he found the subject and the guys research… And when he got up there, the guy went ‘OH WOW you are that professor with the chaotic oscillators! I saw your seminar and I was so excited by it! You’re really doing something incredible while I’m just dorking around with genetic search engines.’ And thats when my professor realized that JUST BECAUSE THINGS SEEM COMMON TO US DOESN’T MEAN THAT THEY ARE COMMON. Our skills, our lessons, and our experiences are unique to each of us, we just are looking at them through the fogged glass of ‘been there, done that.’ Others won’t be looking at them through that same glass.

If you ever see artwork and say ‘wow I wish mine was that good,’ or read a story and say ‘gee I wish that I could write like that,’ you have to also remember that there is probably someone out there saying the same exact thing about your work to themselves. It might even be the exact same person who you’re envying.

Please never forget that your experiences have made your own work into something valuable. YOU have put the time into it. YOU have something unique. YOU have something that it would take somebody else at least as long to duplicate, and it would still never come out the same way that you do it.

We fixate so often on comparing ourselves to other people, but we judge ourselves the most unfairly. We look at what they have, and we fret about what we don’t have, and we forget that we aren’t defined by what we don’t have.

Your work is important, and it is only going to get more important from here.


hrodvitniir and i saw this

and things happened. we apologize.