I firmly believe that Hardison would create an identity solely for the purpose of getting invited to be a college commencement speaker and that he’d start off his speeches by exclaiming, “Age of the geek!” and end them by informing everyone that he’s paying off their student debt.
(And everyone’s always like, “How can we thank you?!” And with a 100% serious face, Hardison will hand them a replica of the Old Nate portrait and say, “Please put this in a place of honor at your college.”)
I think that the real reason that Terry Pratchett is my favourite fantasy writer is that he’s the only one who really centres working people in his stories. I mean, Game of Thrones is almost entirely about the antics of rival aristocrats; Harry Potter is heir to two family fortunes and the subject of a prophecy and goes to an elite boarding school; even the Hobbits (save Sam)in The Lord of the Rings are minor gentry. Meanwhile, who are the main protagonists in Discworld? A recovering-alcoholic cop; an old peasant woman who lives in a cottage; a conman who was forced to take over the post-office. Pratchett writes entire novels about classes of people that other writers treat as background characters. He’s not condescending in his depictions; he’s willing to show enlisted soldiers as people, rather than arrow-fodder; and he’s aware that even ‘simple peasants’ know detailed information about things that wizards and knights can’t be arsed to care about; that everything about the world takes a hell of a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes and that most people never see, And he makes sure that you know this, too.
Ready Player One (2018, directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernest Cline)
I have never met a “nerd” that likes BBT and the one really fervent fan I met was a coach from my High School that was probably the sort of meathead that bullied “nerds” back in the day.
The show isn’t actually made for Geeks, it’s made for people that want to feel like Geeks now that being one is trendy and don’t actually know anything about nerdy sub-cultures beyond stereotypes.
I don’t know the context of this scene, but the fact that they felt the need to specify ‘Doctor Who’s TARDIS’ like the audience wasn’t going to know which TARDIS they were talking about supports this theory.
Also, if you refer to the Doctor as ‘Doctor Who’, every nerd within a five mile radius will frantically come running to correct you.
where’s that picture thats like “laugh track plays despite the absence of a joke”
There’s an episode where their apartment gets robbed. First thing Sheldon does is check and announce “It’s okay, they did not take the comics!” *laugh track* I guarantee you, there’s 10 grand worth of comics in that apt. That should absolutely be what he cares about.
Then, when they’re talking to the cops, Sheldon lists off every video game they own, with humor supposedly coming from the length of the list. Except that it’s not all that long for someone who has been gaming since the NES days, all of the titles are AAA(not one obscure JRPG or horror title on the list), and some portions of the list don’t even make sense. At one point he says “Final Fantasy 1-15″, which even I, who has never owned a PlayStation or played a FF game, knows is not at all how the English releases of FF are numbered. Plus, every FF person I know owns about 3 different versions of FFVII. But that’s fine, they said Final Fantasy, which sounds like it’s a game for nerds, and Sheldon owns and enjoys all of them so he’s a massive nerd, cue the laugh track.
First of all, I hate this so much. Second of all, imagine if the two switched places.
(Veruca falls into the trash chute) Chorus: Pray thou no more; for mortals have no escape from destined woe. Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness; and reverence towards the gods must be inviolate. Great words of prideful men are ever punished with great blows…
(Oedipus stabs his eyes out) Oompa Loompas: Oompa loompa doopity do I’ve got another riddle for you What do you get when you sleep with your mum? A curse on your kids for decades to come~
1) this is hysterical and 2) think about the eons of culture that have lead to the creation of this joke. I am humbled by this.
yknow what? mr. firelord i am inviting you to meet me in the fucking agne kai pit and i do not care that i am not an expert firebender and will be facing you with nothing but my wrath and my 2 fists i am going to die historic + i WILL go down calling you a bitch and a chode. thank you in advance.
i challenge ozai to agne kai and i’ll be bringing a 12 gauge shotgun. did you just say that’s not fair, lord puppy kicker? grand high bullies the little children? say it again, i want to record it for youtube.
I know tumblr really loves Persephone and Hades, which I get, but my favorite Greek Mythical figure has to be Ariadne. Until this year I had pretty much only ever heard of her in the context of the Theseus and the Minotaur myth, but her story actually continues past that and I love it. (Disclaimer, as with any Greek myth there’s a billion versions, but my favorite goes like this)
Ariadne helped Theseus kill the Minotaur. She had to betray her family, but she knew she had to in order to stop the yearly sacrifices. Theseus promised her he would marry her as thanks for her help.
Theseus and Ariadne left Crete together, but since Theseus didn’t trust Ariadne to be a good wife, he left her behind on Naxos while she was napping. Why didn’t he trust her to be a good wife? She had betrayed her family.
While on Naxos, Dionysus, god of wine, fertility, madness, theater, and celebration, happens to stop by. He meets Ariadne and the two fall in love.
Dionysus marries Ariadne. Note: There are plenty of retellings of this myth, but almost all of them emphasize how happy Dionysus and Ariadne’s marriage was.
Ariadne is killed and goes to Hades.
Dionysus descends into Hades to get his wife back. Ariadne gets to join the gods in Olympus, become immortal, and takes her place as the goddess of the labyrinth, mazes, paths, fertility, wine, and passion.
Meanwhile, Theseus dies after being thrown off a cliff by Lycomedes.
Ariadne is practically the personification of “the best revenge is living well” and I think that’s great.
#dragon age #da2 #merrill #…wait this isn’t even a bug #according to the wiki #if you refuse to give her the arulin'holm #instead of the usual fixed approval gain/loss #it’s calculated based on your friendship #the friendlier you are the more rivalry you’ll gain #this is what happens if you’ve got her at 95% friendship #she trusted you #WOW that is #WOW #i’m sorry i’m taking this funny joke post way too seriously but #they went to the trouble to design that (via carabas)
Ok, so I’ve been thinking about Spiderverse, right? Like how people have this really awful headcanon that Miles steals his art supplies for whatever reason. But Miles has a really nice drawing desk in his room, right? And those things are really expensive, so his parents give him an allowance that let’s him buy art supplies and save up for a $300 drawing desk, or they bought it for him for his birthday or Christmas.
But I want to expand on that headcanon some more, because his mom and dad are a policeman and a nurse. Those aren’t high paying professions. They live in a nice house in a good neighborhood and send their son to a private school. This means they have a ton of bills and probably don’t have a lot left over.
While they can give him an allowance to spend on markers and sticker paper and stuff, they probably can’t afford to spend money on a fancy drawing desk, especially if he already has a perfectly good desk already that he does homework on or whatever.
But you know who doesn’t have those bills? Who in Spiderverse doesn’t have kids to send to private school and who lives in a really nice place that screams comfortable wealth? Who loves Miles and wants to support his hobby and has $300 to spend at the drop of a birthday?
Uncle Aaron 1000% did this
Like, I can see Dad getting hard on Miles because he sees something in him - some kind of spark. And when he sees it’s for a creative skill, he’s a little at a loss. Because he doesn’t have the time or money to help fund this. (Take it from a girl who grew up dirt poor - the only stuff you get is in garage sales or what’s gonna get thrown out at school.)
So what is a dad to do? He starts by bringing home that old paper that looks like this:
Because hey - after they run reports and no longer need the end few bits, he takes it home for Miles do draw on. When Miles is little, he doesn’t notice the numbers or words printed on the other side of the paper. But when he gets older and wants to use paint and markers in his designs, that old ink on the back bleeds through, and he gets frustrated. So he used more intense saturated sharpies to block those out. And they bleed on everything. He has to stack five sheets together and tape them just to keep it from falling apart.
You know DAMN well that Aaron comes over to babysit Miles on a snow day when mom and dad can’t get outta work and sees all the little sharpie bleed marks on tables, on the floor, ALL OVER in Miles’ room.
Christmas morning, Miles’ mom and dad wake up to Miles screaming. Dad runs down the hall with his wife and busts down Miles’ door -
There’s a brand new art desk with a chair and all new supplies: markers, pencils, ink pens, and TONS of that good quality multi-media paper. Miles can’t contain his excitement.
Uncle Aaron walks in, jacket over his shoulder, brushing snow outta his hair. “Woah, Miles. Looks like someone put in a good word for at the North Pole, man.”
Miles launches himself into Aaron and topples him over. Miles’ mother is wiping her tears with a tissue. Dad inhales and coughs to stifle a tear. He looks down at Aaron, who is already look at him, and mouths “thanks”.
I didn’t know I had hit so close to home, but I was JUST expressing to my mom how funny the gamers vs hong kong thing was because it had somehow gotten a small army of white supremacists to side with a bunch of antifascist protesters and against american companies’ capitalist goals.