Trying to keep up with this made me feel like English wasn’t my native language
English isn’t my native language and this felt like I was having a stroke
I am SO excited about Bucky having lines that I can't wait for the show! Do you think it will inspire you to write the Amanda/Bucky version?
I can almost guarantee it.
#elderly man is annoyed
I’ve seen people upset at the TFatWS trailer because they think Bucky is acting out of character, or they worry the show will ruin his character. And I totally understand, everyone has their own interpretation of a character and some things that work for one person won’t work for another.
But that man had like 20 lines over 5 movies and several of those were as a brain washed assassin. “Annoyed and protective over a cocky soldier who likes to throw himself out of planes” is LITERALLY all we know about pre-WS Bucky’s personality. The show is nailing it and I’m HERE for it.
What’s the difference between the US Capitol and Mordor?
One does not simply walk into Mordor
change your fucking url jeff
Jeff I havent seen your url on my dash in fucking forever. I missed you and love your content thank you.
would 10000% read old republic stuff, just saying! hope you’re enjoying it
8000+ words and counting. Stay tuned.
The thing about knitting is it’s much harder to fear the existential futility of all your actions while you’re doing it.
Like ok, sure, sometimes it’s hard to believe you’ve made any positive impact on the world. But it’s pretty easy to believe you’ve made a sock. Look at it. There it is. Put it on, now your foot’s warm.
This is a powerful positive message..
I’m literally reading a book right now (Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski) that says this is scientifically sound.
There have been studies done on rats and dogs where they develop learned helplessness in the animals by giving them impossible tasks. Eventually the animals stop trying, even when the task stops being impossible. (I.e. put a rat in a maze with cheese it can’t get to until it develops learned helplessness, then put the cheese somewhere it can get to it and it won’t even try.) But once they show the animals they CAN do something - i.e. physically moving the rat to the cheese - the learned helplessness goes away.
No one can move you to your cheese for you, but the book says DOING something - which they define as “anything that isn’t nothing” can help. Make a food. Work in the garden. Clean a thing. Do a favor for a friend. Call your elected officials.
Knit a sock.
If you feel overwhelmed by existential despair, do something. It doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be anything that isn’t nothing.
This is really good advice for ADHD people because when executive dysfunction gets bad it’s easy to fall into this pattern of thinking. Do just one thing. It doesn’t have to be your homework, or a chore. It can be something small, it can be something you enjoy. But do just one thing to remind yourself that you can.
This is what “humans want to be productive” really means
We want to make things. We want to do something and at the end of the process see that something has changed. We want physical proof that we did something. We want to be able to point at something and say “I made this”. We want to be creators
Reblog if you think asexuality is a legitimate sexuality.
I’m trying to prove something.
Reblog if your blog is a safe place for asexuals.
YOU KNOW IT🖤💜🤍
DAMN RIGHT IT IS
Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) comforts Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA) while taking cover as protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote.
(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
Crow flipped a historically Republican district in 2018 and has been an incredibly hardworking congressperson, including serving as one of the impeachment managers prosecuting Donald Trump. He was one of the last people out of the House chambers today, according to the Denver Post:As rioters attempted to break down the doors of the U.S. House of Representatives, and police pointed their guns through the broken glass of those chamber doors, Rep. Jason Crow of Aurora was watching from the gallery.“They evacuated the folks on the floor but those of us in the gallery actually got trapped for like 20 minutes as the rioters stormed the stairwells and the doors. So, Capitol Police actually locked the doors of the chamber and started piling furniture up on the doors to barricade them, while holding their guns out,” he recalled.“I got into ranger mode a little bit,” the Army combat veteran said. “Most of the members didn’t know how to use the emergency masks, so I was helping them get their emergency masks out of the bags and helped instruct a bunch of folks on how to put it on and how to use it. I wasn’t going to leave the House floor until every member was gone, so I waited until we were able to get everybody out.”
Mr. Rogers said always look for the helpers. Rep. Crow is a hero.
been deep in old republic for weeks! it’s a great escape game with great stories. what class you playing?
I’ve got a lvl 42 Sith Scorcerer and a 23 Imperial agent. I played it when it first launched, before the added content, and completed a Jedi consular storyline, hence the focus on the Dark Side this time.
I base my choice entirely on my romance option. And if Olives continues to abandon me for her real job I might start a fic.
if you can’t get on ao3 tonight it’s because a minecraft streamer rpf fic just updated and all 41k of the authors twitter followers tried to read it at once and yes if reading this confused you it means you’re officially old
you all honest to god have no idea but minecraft rpf IS the biggest fandom right now. most of these people and certainly the people this story is about had no or very little engagement before last year but suddenly millions of american children who 1) love minecraft, 2) are growing up on streaming, 3) have never heard of fandom before, had nothing to do for a full year but sit at home and watch these guys stream. dream, who is a 21 year old streamer who has never shown his face, gained 15 million subs this year. fans of this genre are avid, skew very young, and, as mentioned, have probably never read another fic. the author’s twitter replies are full of young teens explaining to each other what ao3 is and how to make an account there just to read this fic. we have wild times ahead. anyway, if this post really confused you, that’s what’s going on.
Not to begrudge anyone their fun, but we work really hard on making sure our servers don’t keel over even during stressful times, and it would be a pretty bad sign if a single fandom, let alone a single work, managed to bring the whole website to its knees. Luckily, it didn’t!
(We even said so at the time, even though a screenshot of that tweet didn’t make it into the post above.)
To give you a sense of how much traffic the AO3 servers can handle, we saw a total of 65.6 million page views on Sunday, January 3rd, which was a new record. That’s an average of 2.73 million pages served every hour (more at peak times, less when a majority of users are asleep), or 45,555 pages per minute, or 759 pages per second. This level of fannish activity did not crash our volunteer-maintained servers, and we’re actually kind of proud of that accomplishment!
The day of the downtime, we had a total of 62 million page views, which was still a bit more than we saw over the December holidays. And while a new chapter on a popular fic did not manage to kill the Archive for three hours, we are still working on optimizing things to prevent an unlucky repeat of that downtime in the future. Please help us out by not spreading admittedly funny rumors, if you’d be so kind!
AO3 sailing in with an ‘oooo close but no cigar
but also not even close’ because you don’t need to underestimate a website to make an incorrect urban legend style joke.
Playing SW: The Old Republic in my hoodie from Skywalker Ranch. ‘Cause I’m that kind of nerd.
As a matter of personal preference I like my wizards cheerfully amoral and magnificently bearded, but Studio Ghibli’s whole “in order to be a wizard you must be a. fashionably gender-nonconforming, and b. an absolute human disaster” thing is also 100% valid.
Is knitting something someone can pick up with youtube videos and reading? I'd like to learn but I can't take a class rn. Are there projects you recommend for beginners? Sorry this is kinda random
I think knitting is best taught one-on-one, but there are a lot of very good YouTube tutorials out there that I think could get you started. Good beginner projects are usually things that are essentially rectangles. Scarves are great. Baby blankets. Pot holders. A nice rib stitch scarf or cotton washcloth would be my recommendation on a first-try.
Keep in mind there are two main kinds of knitting, Continental and English/Old English. I knit English because that’s what my mom taught me, which is what her grandma taught her. Both have pros and cons. Just be aware of it when searching for videos so you’re consistently watching one or the other to prevent confusion. Good luck!
That tea holding alignment chart...... Just imagine amanda asking bucky to make her tea. He fishes out the teabag witb his metal fingers (clean) and brings her tea to her holding it like a chaotic evil with his metal hand.
“If you didn’t want to bring me tea, you could have just said so.”
He blinked and looked down at the mug. “What’s wrong? I put sugar in.”
Amanda sighed and held her hand out for the tea. “I want a divorce.”
It would be a real shame if instead of being covered by paint, which can be removed, bronze statues of racists were to come into contact with saltwater or tomatoes and be destroyed by irreversible bronze disease.
5 screenshots of 9 tweets from Madeline Odent, Twitter username @ oldenoughtosay
Tweet one says: “From an art conservation perspective, it’s honesty fine to throw paint on memorials of genocidal racists! Paint is pretty easy to clean off. What would be an absolute SHAME is if people were to throw certain common HOUSEHOLD ITEMS that can cause IRREVERSIBLE BRONZE DISEASE 1/n”. Attached to this tweet is a photo of a vandalized bronze statue with a red and white sack over its head with unreadable blue text.
Tweet two says: “Bronze disease happens when a copper alloyed artefact (for example most metal busts, plinths, and plaques, particularly Victorian era artefacts) comes in contact with chlorides, water and oxygen. It causes irreversible damage and is impossible to stop! 2/n”
Tweet three says: “What are chlorides? Well, google it, but suffice to be said, they can be found in household salt, seawater, and a few good products like tomatoes. They ‘activate’ in contact with polar solvents (inc water) (and are often found in conjunction of them, like passata) 3/n”
Tweet four says: “Once the chlorides have come in contact with the metal, they ‘stick’ and ‘spread’, we used to think bronze disease was caused by bacteria because it’ll spread from one part of an affected artefact to the whole thing and also anything touching it. 4/n”
Tweet five says: “Now, it’s extremely difficult to remove the chlorides once they’re on! It can be done, but the chemical needed is super carcinogenic, so, it rarely is. So, conservators usually ‘pause’ the disease by removing either moisture or oxygen using specialized storage. 5/n”
Tweet six says: “Of course, the artefact can’t really be on display, which is an absolute shame. Because, like, idk, if someone were to throw a ton of tomatoes at a bust of a genocidal racist, nobody would probably notice the chemical reaction until it was too late to save the artefact. 6/n”
Tweet seven says: “And this isn’t a ‘pretty’ deterioration either. The metal starts flaking off in this gross white fungus type thing- you’ve seen old coins dug up in a garden? Like that. I can’t think of any person with a memorial plaque on the wall of a building that deserves that. 7/n”
Tweet eight says: “And of course, once the damage is done, it can be paused or stopped, but it CAN’T be reversed. In 150 years, we haven’t found a way to restore artefacts that this happens to. Which is a shame since we all immediately forget history when statues are destroyed 8/8”
Tweet nine says “Y’all can stop DMing the museum to complain about me, like a) my boss thinks I’m funny, b) she also supports BLM, and c) I’m the one reading the DMs.”