I WAS SO HOPING THAT WAS THE REACTION GIF AND IT WAS, PERFECT
I am beginning to understand the reasoning behind the game ‘Shatner.’
I will always reblog Shatner overacting.
the older doctors being grumpy about all the kissing in new who is my new favourite thing
Amtrak’s mobile writers’ residencies sound beneficial for trains and literature at once—our two favorites!
And Alexander Chee, who first planted the idea with Jessica Gross and thus Amtrak, is running the playlist for our NYC fundraising gala The Common in the (Eternal) City on May 21. Maybe some tunes for Italian train travel? We’ll see you there!
Bourgade Bell Choir plays ‘Eye of the Tiger’ (by Cody)
As a non-religious person who ended up in a Handbell choir—and thus in church once month or so—as an awkward preteen because of homeschooling reasons I find every secular use of the instrument thrilling, but this is a particularly great one.
upallnightogetloki asked: Hey are you coming back to see Nyx? I noticed you're a Hobbit/LOTR fan too and I saw your lego pics last year. I'll totally throw you something epic. :D
Aw, thanks! I wish I was going to be back in Nola this Mardi Gras, but no such luck. Have a fabulous parade! The Lego Fellowship’ll really miss being there.
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A customer was looking for a book, the title of which he believed to be Is Sam Dead? When I googled this—because I couldn’t find the title in our in-store system—the first hit was the Wikipedia page about Sam Winchester.
I guffawed, noticed the customer was staring at me, and then after a moment of trying to formulate an explanation realized it was better just to let him think I was nuts.
(For the record, he was looking for My Brother Sam is Dead, which might also turn up Supernatural if googled. I discovered the actual title through magic bookseller skills.)
What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly.
Laurie Penny, Sherlock and the Adventure of the Overzealous Fanbase (via moniquill)
So teal deer version: Corporate sources are pissed that the practice of folklore is still going strong.
Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by the folk. - Henry Jenkins
did you just
did you just break the fourth wall as a cry for help
A cry for help for a wardrobe change because that shirt is so ugly oh my god
SHANNON DO YOU SEE WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT THE SHIRT
SERIOUSLY SHANNON CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS SHIT
full disclosure I have no idea who Shannon is
but for some reason of all the many wonderful responses to this heatherbat’s is my favorite
and I now love both heatherbat and Shannon with all my heart
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