Saturday, July 26, 2014

Night gathers, and now my watch begins.  It shall not end until my death.  I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children.  I shall wear no crowns and win no glory.  I shall live and die at my post.  I am the sword in the darkness.  I am the watcher on the walls.  I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men.  I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come. (x)

Game of Thrones Cast SDCC 2014 Portraits by Entertainment Weekly (x)

Gwendoline Christie tho

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Friday, July 25, 2014
tpvincent:

masterturner:

tpvincent:

eofthecolumbia:

calleo:

eofthecolumbia:

masterofbirds:

redhawkfg:

masterofbirds:

anakinskyguy:

ericgeller:

Wut.

That is so awesome

okay actually not possible in-universe given lightsaber design/how they workwhat are you doing rebels staffthat’s not how lightsabers work the energy transmission has to be an unbroken linethat’s why they’re cylindrical alwaysI better see some goddamn schematics on this ASAP

It’s perfectly possible. There’s two blades being generated here, they’re just inclined on the same plane. It’s like someone took two lightsabers, attached them to a metal hoop, and then you can use the Force to spin the hoop and make our own light-propeller.

The emitters are on the outer edge.The battery and crystals are housed in the central cylinder.Breaking the line between the emitter and the battery/crystal causes the blade to stop functioning, aka why lightsabers can be cut near one emitter and they’ll stop emitting a blade.It’s not two lightsabers on a hoop, it’s just two emitter plates.That’s bad design and doesn’t work given existing schematics.

Even if it was possible, could you imagine how unwieldy it would be? Lightsabers emit so much power that it has a gyroscopic effect, meaning it takes a lot of control to swing. You might as well be trying to swing around a boulder with two spinning blades like that.

I’m thinking if you have a lightsaber fan blade in front of you you’re not supposed to swing it at all, you’re just supposed to turn your body in the direction you want something to be cut up.
That guy could pretty much stand still and let shit run into him to be chopped. If they were dumb enough.

Also, can be used for flight in the case of emergency retreat.

So the gyroscopic forces of the lightsaber make it practically impossible to move one’s arm when spinning that… thing, and an opponent can easily shoot or stab your hand?
Or are we throwing out the gyroscopic complications of lightsabers with the old EU?
Screw this, I’m gonna go live in the Legends/EU. If I ever run an EotE game and someone asks for one of those lightsabers what the inquisitor has, I’m clubbing them with the sourcebook. 

They have all kinds of variants on lightsabers. I’m sure there is some technological mumbo-jumbo they can throw around to justify the modified function of the blade.

If there’s one thing the EU people have been good at, it’s been justifying silly things from the movies. Maybe they can do the same for this.

Star Wars fandom in one Tumblr thread.
All I did was post a GIF.

tpvincent:

masterturner:

tpvincent:

eofthecolumbia:

calleo:

eofthecolumbia:

masterofbirds:

redhawkfg:

masterofbirds:

anakinskyguy:

ericgeller:

Wut.

That is so awesome

okay actually not possible in-universe given lightsaber design/how they work
what are you doing rebels staff
that’s not how lightsabers work the energy transmission has to be an unbroken line
that’s why they’re cylindrical always
I better see some goddamn schematics on this ASAP

It’s perfectly possible. There’s two blades being generated here, they’re just inclined on the same plane. It’s like someone took two lightsabers, attached them to a metal hoop, and then you can use the Force to spin the hoop and make our own light-propeller.

The emitters are on the outer edge.
The battery and crystals are housed in the central cylinder.
Breaking the line between the emitter and the battery/crystal causes the blade to stop functioning, aka why lightsabers can be cut near one emitter and they’ll stop emitting a blade.

It’s not two lightsabers on a hoop, it’s just two emitter plates.
That’s bad design and doesn’t work given existing schematics.

Even if it was possible, could you imagine how unwieldy it would be? Lightsabers emit so much power that it has a gyroscopic effect, meaning it takes a lot of control to swing. You might as well be trying to swing around a boulder with two spinning blades like that.

I’m thinking if you have a lightsaber fan blade in front of you you’re not supposed to swing it at all, you’re just supposed to turn your body in the direction you want something to be cut up.

That guy could pretty much stand still and let shit run into him to be chopped. If they were dumb enough.

Also, can be used for flight in the case of emergency retreat.

So the gyroscopic forces of the lightsaber make it practically impossible to move one’s arm when spinning that… thing, and an opponent can easily shoot or stab your hand?

Or are we throwing out the gyroscopic complications of lightsabers with the old EU?

Screw this, I’m gonna go live in the Legends/EU. If I ever run an EotE game and someone asks for one of those lightsabers what the inquisitor has, I’m clubbing them with the sourcebook. 

They have all kinds of variants on lightsabers. I’m sure there is some technological mumbo-jumbo they can throw around to justify the modified function of the blade.

If there’s one thing the EU people have been good at, it’s been justifying silly things from the movies. Maybe they can do the same for this.

Star Wars fandom in one Tumblr thread.

All I did was post a GIF.

(Source: youtube.com)

Someone thinks I need her services.

Someone thinks I need her services.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

mujaki:

monetizeyourcat:

magicpottybaby:

sizvideos:

TL;DR : Watch this incredible story in video

holy fuck! so how did the penguins taste?????

this is the cutest video in the entire world. this seal is just so afraid for this dumb weird baby she thinks she’s found out in the ocean. have a bird. have another bird. no, see, eat the bird! the bird is food! why won’t this stupid baby eat. open your mouth you idiot baby i will feed you bird if it’s the last thing i do

Okay, I can’t NOT reblog this. Apparently Leopard Seals and House Cats have the same mindset - you are just a big/small really dumb version of them who happens to be terrible at being a Seal/Cat, so they will teach you come hell or high water.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

To illustrate his emphasis on personality as a factor in foreign affairs, Biden recalled visiting Putin at the Kremlin in 2011: “I had an interpreter, and when he was showing me his office I said, ‘It’s amazing what capitalism will do, won’t it? A magnificent office!’ And he laughed. As I turned, I was this close to him.” Biden held his hand a few inches from his nose. “I said, ‘Mr. Prime Minister, I’m looking into your eyes, and I don’t think you have a soul.’ ”

“You said that?” I asked. It sounded like a movie line.

“Absolutely, positively,” Biden said, and continued, “And he looked back at me, and he smiled, and he said, ‘We understand one another.’ ” Biden sat back, and said, “This is who this guy is!”

Read Evan Osnos’ great profile of Joe Biden in the New Yorker.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Jar Jar’s 29-37 favorable-unfavorable spread, which puts him at -8 overall, makes him better-liked than Congress. I got to write this sentence today thanks to an awesome FiveThirtyEight survey. And by the way, the Congress thing is totally true.

noelfieldingnoelfielding:

tupacabra:

liluminati:

toucans freak me out cus thats like THERI WHOEL MOUTH

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without it its just

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NYELLO

there will come a day when i will stop reblogging this, but today is not the day.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tours of my New York City apartment are available, but you will have to stand outside the doorway as there is barely room for one person to walk around.

On a happier note: Internship starts tomorrow!

starwars:

Watch J.J. Abrams unveil a final surprise to support the last week of Star Wars: #ForceForChange.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

fastcodesign:

On Tuesday, a bonsai tree boldly went where no bonsai tree has gone before.

Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo, launched two botanical arrangements into orbit: “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai tree suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, lilies, hydrangeas, and irises.

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