‘Game of Thrones’ as other popular TV shows [ytegg]
I know one of you wants to be first.
Dude, the Jeep was in love with the Camero. you don’t just get over a love like that. No matter how impressive the safety ratings are or how sleek the design.
the camaro was just a fast flame. but the jeep wanted to settle down. buy a garage together. but the camaro wanted to see where it’s four wheel drive could take it. if you know what i mean. and there was the toyota. yearning for the jeep to notice it. and see that they were meant to be
It hurt, when the camaro left, like when the time the jeep blew a head gasket, only ten times worse because there was no fixing that ache, no way to replace what jeep had lost. But the toyota was there, readying to roll slow down long country roads beside the jeep, even though it was built for city driving. The toyota sat beside the jeep in the rain, didn’t complain when the jeep listened to the easy listening channel and never failed to honk when it saw the jeep out in town.
The toyota parked beside the jeep at every school function and event, it guarded the jeeps bumper during late night werewolf related shenanigans and offered quite companionship on those cold winter nights outside of Derek’s loft.
The toyota never pushed, never revved its engine. It wasn’t flashy, wasn’t showy, and didn’t give a damn about how fast it could go from zero to sixty. The toyota wasn’t the camaro at all, but in the end, it didn’t need to be.
The toyota was something better than a fast flame. The toyota was steady, sensible, and going the sort of places the jeep wanted to be.
oh how you make my heart melt
I don’t even know what I’m doing anymore, bb.
As a fellow Vikings (the culture/people) enthusiasts, I am excited. As someone familiar with History Channel’s levels of historical accuracy… not so much. BUT, if you want more viking related stuff, search “read Vinland Saga online free” and enjoy.
Honestly, I’m in it for the characters, not so much for historical accuracy. It’s totally badass so far, though!
OH OH OH I’m pretty sure I’ve read at least a little of that? I think?
Definitely going to look through it again, though~!
Did you know that xerography (photocopying) was invented in Astoria? Chester Carlson made the first photocopy (above) at 32-05 37th Street (just south of Broadway), in a second floor room he rented from his mother-in-law. Next time you Xerox your butt, just thing ASStoria.
my absolute favorite junior honors student asked me if i have a tumblr
I BROUGHT UP SUPERNATURAL IN PASSING AND SHE ASKED ME IF I HAVE A TUMBLR ALFJKSHDS WHAT
and then she gave me her username and i flailed because SURREAL, OKAY, SRSLY SURREAL. can’t follow her, though, because that goes against my work contract. :P
why is it that all the most popular posts on tumblr
are written like this
with no capitals
and no punctuation
i just really want there to be a popular and grammatically correct post on tumblr
I think the majority of Tumblr’s dialect (is there a word for a written dialect? Hardly anyone speaks Tumblr.) comes from influence within the tag system.
My theory is that the lack of capitalization is stylized, ironic laziness (same reason as the increasingly popular use of abbreviations such as idek and ikr, and particles like desu), whereas the punctuation stems from the tag system, where commas split up tags. So, “this is like, so totally cool” would be tagged “this is like” “so totally cool.”
With commas struck from the tumblr blogger’s arsenal, they rely on run-on sentences and other means to show emphasis. One such means, spacing, is another quirk influenced by the tags. If you repeat a tag, it will only show once, which is why you get “really r e a l l y weird things like this.”
Also common on Tumblr are people who show their enthusiasm through their text by pretending their haNDS ARE FRKEAKIGN OUT AN D THEY CANT TPYE OMFGGGG. This adaptation is actually pretty cool, I think, as it serves to communicate tone across a very toneless medium.
Did you hear that noise? That was the sound of my desk breaking. My linguistics boner just snapped it in half.
When we talk to someone face-to-face, we rely not just on the words they say but the things they do in tandem with the words they say to understand their meanings, both explicit and implicit - things like tone of voice, facial expressions, body language, etc. This concept is called embodied interaction; meanings are signaled by movements embodied in one’s physical presence and related motions.
When we use the Internet, embodied interaction is completely different because we don’t have things like tone of voice or body language with which to understand and construct meanings when interacting with other people. This doesn’t mean conversation is different (conversational structures are arguably identical on the Internet as they are offline); this just means the way embodied interaction occurs is different. We invent new resources to replace the ones that are lost: typing styles, reaction images, tag commentary, and so on.
my research let me show you it
oh my god
aldjskfj entry #3065 on my list of reasons why bobby is my favorite.