Random Acts of Geekness

Miscellaneous outbursts from a very eclectic mind with a twisted sense of humour.

I’m back…

…and it’s been a rough month.  I finally have internet at home again, thank goodness, but I’ve lost the address that went to my other blog b/c we changed providers.  I did start a new job, though the schedule’s not what I’d ideally like.  

We also lost one of our kitties this past weekend. Walter was nearly 20 (I thought he was younger), and it was a fairly quick decline. I will miss his big purr, and his beautiful blue eyes. We have our two other cats, and the two dogs, but it’s still quieter without him grumping around the house at night.

Here he is, looking somewhat less pristine than usual after getting stuck under and inside a car during a flash flood last summer. (Pay no attention to the cute roomie holding him.) The cat is usually much whiter than that, lol.  

RIP Walter. 1994?-2014

Reblog if you would date a trans person

fahrlight:

therainbowgorilla:

slytherin-swag:

I’m being told no one would by a teacher. I’d like to prove her wrong

Your teacher sucks.

tell her/him to suck a cock! I’ll even marry one.

Depends on the person, of course. If I like them, then of course I’d date them!

ameliaswilliam:

The Floor 500 Network. - a place for all things doctor who
"They say the Walls are made of Gold"
the rules:

must be following the editor
reblog this post, likes will be fed to the mighty jagrafess
fill out this form
must reach 30 notes
must be a fandom blog to enter, doctor who being one of those

What i’m looking for:

cool blogs
amazing posts
people who love doctor who
maybe your own work such as gif sets and edits?
awesome people

"no one gets to floor 500 except for the chosen few" 
so if you “get promoted” to Floor 500: 

i will make a post with all the members listed
you should track this tag #floor500network
you’ll get a message from me
give me your email so i can add you to the network page so we can all chat 
you have to follow some of the people in the network

advantages:

new friends
new followers!
a place to chat about doctor who
and more…

"once you come to floor 500 you never go back"

ameliaswilliam:

The Floor 500 Network. - a place for all things doctor who

"They say the Walls are made of Gold"

the rules:

must be following the editor

reblog this post, likes will be fed to the mighty jagrafess

fill out this form

must reach 30 notes

must be a fandom blog to enter, doctor who being one of those

What i’m looking for:

cool blogs

amazing posts

people who love doctor who

maybe your own work such as gif sets and edits?

awesome people

"no one gets to floor 500 except for the chosen few" 

so if you “get promoted” to Floor 500: 

i will make a post with all the members listed

you should track this tag #floor500network

you’ll get a message from me

give me your email so i can add you to the network page so we can all chat 

you have to follow some of the people in the network

advantages:

new friends

new followers!

a place to chat about doctor who

and more…

"once you come to floor 500 you never go back"

(via ameliaswilliam)

REBLOG IF….

aganetah45:

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REBLOG IF YOU ARE

  • gay
  • bisexual
  • trisexual
  • polysexual
  • pansexual
  • asexual
  • demisexual
  • a butch
  • a femme/lipstick lesbian
  • a bear
  • a boi
  • gender queer
  • no gender
  • third gender
  • two-spirit
  • intersex
  • transgender pre or post
  • male
  • female
  • an lgbt ally
  • straight
  • queer or questioning
  • a robot

AND FEEL THAT ANYONE CAN LOVE ANYONE

(Source: platinevenator, via onenerdtorulethem)

Reblog if you think fanfiction is a legitimate form of creative writing.

(Source: actual-puckett, via alittlethor)

greencarnations:

oh look I accidentally
here have a PDF and a docx

Seriously, read this truth.

greencarnations:

oh look I accidentally

here have a PDF and a docx

Seriously, read this truth.

(via mishalak)

thewritersramblings asked: CAN WE TALK ABOUT MIDDLE EASTERN WITCHES AND WIZARDS THOUGH. AND HOW THEY'RE SPELLS WOULD OBVIOUSLY NOT BE LATIN, GREEK OR ANGLO SAXON, BUT INSTEAD LIKE ANCIENT PHOENICIAN, OR SOMETHING. AND THAT THEIR TIES BETWEEN SPELLS AND MAGIC WOULD BE STRONGER SINCE THEIR WORDS ARE MORE ANCIENT AND FAR OLDER SO THEY'D BE WAY MORE POWERFUL???? SORRY FOR THE CAPS?????

avatar-trisana:

amarielah:

bramblepatch:

shiraglassman:

avatar-trisana:

thejewsareinspace:

thecompleteillustrated:

petrichorlore:

petrichorlore:

NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR CAPS. PHOENICIAN SPELLS. ARAMAIC SPELLS. LANGUAGES MUGGLES DON’T KNOW ANYMORE THAT HAVE BEEN PRESERVED THROUGH WIZARDING SPELLS IN LITTLE POCKETS OF THE WORLD. SOURCE LANGUAGES NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO ADAPT OR CHANGE ANYMORE BECAUSE THE LANGUAGES HAVE DIED AND PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO CAUSE LIKE, A NUCLEAR FALLOUT. IM SO EXCITED THANKS FOR THIS.

 (the-writers-ramblings

Witches in secret pockets of Morocco who’ve been casting spells with ancient spices long before wands came about. Warlocks in Egypt who knew the double, magical, meaning behind hieroglyphics. A dead language? Latin and Ancient Greek have NOTHING on hieroglyphs. The veritable cacophany of ideas and spells and magic that the trading routes brought in. The Phoenecians with their many-striped sailboats proudly displayed Persian potion ingredients alongside spelled fishing nets woven by Palestinian wizards. Syrian magical folk meet Greek ones, and realize they can best communicate in the Ancient Greek all serious magical students learn. Curly heads bent over ancient spellbooks, and people stare as they converse in a language not spoken for hundreds of years.

Excuse you but can we not forget the jewish lore masters, poring over their tomes in hebrew and aramaic, preserved from their exiled homeland into the diaspora.

And the development of a syncretic magic in yiddish that mixes the subtle lore and subtle word power of the exiled levantines with the raw brute force of germanic magics. — how else did the golem?

DIASPORA SYNCRETIC MAGICS

jewish wizards offering house elves clothes in accordance with the slave laws

jewish wizards using golems as grunt labor

JEWISH WIZARDS

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Yes to the Yiddish spells, too ;-)

Jewish wizards offering clothing to house elves and then constantly debating among themselves whether using a golem or other magically-created entity with some semblance of sentience for manual labor for years or decades is essentially the same thing as keeping a magical being for the same purpose.

See also: endless debates about whether one can use magic on Shabbat, and what sorts of magic qualify as “work”. Like, does it count if you enchant an object ahead of time?

Also debates over the extent to which Divination counts as the “witchcraft” detailed in the Tanach. Actually, I bet there’d be scholars compiling detailed tractates about which spells are kosher, using extensive biblical commentary.

JEWISH WIZARDS HAVING THEIR OWN EXTENDED TALMUD. HOW HAS THIS NEVER OCCURRED TO ME BEFORE??

Magic is a natural extension of the self; Therefore, one should be allowed to use magic on Shabbos. You might put restrictions on what kind of magic, and brewing potions (even ones that don’t require heat) and using wands…

There would probably be a ‘no apparating’ rule corresponding to the travel restrictions for muggles, though. House elves who are servants, not slaves, would get the Shabbos off, too. Would one be able to set a timed spell to deliver a meal on Shabbos, equivalent to having the Cholent in the SlowCooker ahead of time?

As for other languages, I’d love to see what the Babylonians, Hittites, and Assyrians had going on! 

destielsfalling:

forevercastiels:

santiadragon:

So this just happened and I swear this is just plain bullshit. THIS ARTICLE states that anyone who is LGBT or non christians can be bullied and the state is just cool with that because of “religious beliefs”
I NEED YOUR HELP TUMBLR
Even if you don’t live here please help make it a better place
SIGN THIS PETITION
We need 100,000 signatures by April 26, 2014 to stop this bullshit. Please spread this like wildfire because bullying is a MAJOR problem here and this is just encouraging it. What happened to FREEDOM of religion America?

guys don’t just like or reblog if you want things to change
go fucking sign it
there are currently 17k+ notes on this thing and only 5k+ signatures like what the hell is up with that

This bill that was just past not only effects the gay community it effects everyone in the Tennessee state. In this bill students in schools are legally allowed to bully in the grounds of “protecting their religious freedoms” this means if you are not of the same religion as one person, or are gay, or anything this law says you have the right to bully other students to protect your freedoms. This law is unfathomable in the sense that people will be discriminated by their race, gender, sexuality, and yes other religions. This isn’t just about gay kids. This is about your kids. While I live in Ohio, this can effect thousands of children on a daily basis, submitting them to suicide, depression, violence, and verbal abuse. Stand up and sign this petition to get this ridiculous law taken down IMMEDIATELY. It’s discrimination, dangerous, and frankly CRUEL. No one should live in the fear of being bullied, and no one should have the right to say I can bully someone because it’s not against the law. SIGN IT.

It won’t stop with school, either. What is learned at school will carry over into adulthood.  I don’t even have kids, and I signed, because I was one of those bullied kids. 

destielsfalling:

forevercastiels:

santiadragon:

So this just happened and I swear this is just plain bullshit. THIS ARTICLE states that anyone who is LGBT or non christians can be bullied and the state is just cool with that because of “religious beliefs”

I NEED YOUR HELP TUMBLR

Even if you don’t live here please help make it a better place

SIGN THIS PETITION

We need 100,000 signatures by April 26, 2014 to stop this bullshit. Please spread this like wildfire because bullying is a MAJOR problem here and this is just encouraging it. What happened to FREEDOM of religion America?

guys don’t just like or reblog if you want things to change

go fucking sign it

there are currently 17k+ notes on this thing and only 5k+ signatures like what the hell is up with that

This bill that was just past not only effects the gay community it effects everyone in the Tennessee state. In this bill students in schools are legally allowed to bully in the grounds of “protecting their religious freedoms” this means if you are not of the same religion as one person, or are gay, or anything this law says you have the right to bully other students to protect your freedoms. This law is unfathomable in the sense that people will be discriminated by their race, gender, sexuality, and yes other religions. This isn’t just about gay kids. This is about your kids. While I live in Ohio, this can effect thousands of children on a daily basis, submitting them to suicide, depression, violence, and verbal abuse. Stand up and sign this petition to get this ridiculous law taken down IMMEDIATELY. It’s discrimination, dangerous, and frankly CRUEL. No one should live in the fear of being bullied, and no one should have the right to say I can bully someone because it’s not against the law. SIGN IT.

It won’t stop with school, either. What is learned at school will carry over into adulthood.  I don’t even have kids, and I signed, because I was one of those bullied kids. 

(via capslockapocalypse)

nutella-fandom:

ezriela:

If it’s Sunday, you must reblog.
‘Tis Potterhead law.

Reblogging every Sunday to honor Richard Griffiths 

(via its-a-police-box-cant-you-read)

alithea:

canisfamiliaris:

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?
The answer is NO.
The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”
(via sunfoundation)

this bullshit fills me with a very specific kind of rage. so, TIME TO DEBUNK!
that meal from mcdonalds takes virtually no time to acquire AND is available almost anywhere.
the second meal? that “salad” is lettuce … with nothing else, not even dressing unless its just olive oil or some milk i guess? gross.
also thats the price of each serving, not an entire loaf of bread, a bottle of olive oil, etc. that stuff adds up which means you have to have a lot of money at one time to buy it all.
that meal probably took an hour and a half to make, which is a long fucking time when you work multiple jobs or are caring for a lot of people or dont have help! seriously, if you are a single parent of three who works, is spending an hour and a half every night preparing a meal a likely option?
same with beans and rice! also, you know whats a fucking bummer? eating beans and rice every night because you are poor. ask any person who has done it and they will tell you (you can start with me).
there is a “nutrition” argument here that lacks a follow up: poor people are more likely to be doing physical labor and need more than 571 calories per meal.
you know who is less likely to know how to bake or prepare a chicken? people without access to the internet, or libraries, or who werent taught how to by their parents because their parents worked all the time. access to healthy foods is a classist issue and classism is cyclical, you fucking morons.
seriously, these sorts of infographics make me want to fucking flip tables. do you know why people don’t eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? because fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive, because they take a long time to prepare, because they dont live near a grocery store that has a decent produce section, because they dont have reliable transportation to get groceries to and from the grocery store, because they dont have the energy to plan all of the shit that is involved in making healthy, intentional, filling, balanced meals. basically: poor people get fucked, and then we get BLAMED for being lazy.
eating “healthy”, aka access to fresh fruits and vegetables, is a privilege, first, foremost, always. so fuck you new york times and your ignorant goddamn infographic.
there are SYSTEMATIC REASONS that we do not have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they are very REAL problems. besides, you know, systematic poverty in america, the total mis-distribution of farm subsidies is a perfect place to start. read about that, then either get bent or start working on the actual problem.

I will always reblog this. And add something else - 
Even when people can get to a grocery store and buy stuff to cook, the stuff that is available or within budget is usually not healthy.  Chemicals like artificial ingredients, colors, and preservatives, for starters, yes, but the hidden dangers are just as bad.  Excessive sugars under different names, high sodium content, modified food starches, hidden gluten, non-disclosed GMOs - it’s all there.  If you have to buy shelf-stable, ready-to-prepare stuff, packaged dinners, it’s there. Frozen foods? A lot of stuff added to them to prevent ice crystals and freezer burn. 
The food that we can afford, the cheapest brands, the least energy-intensive, and the most filling, is the stuff that is killing us slowly.

alithea:

canisfamiliaris:

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

The answer is NO.

The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”

(via sunfoundation)

this bullshit fills me with a very specific kind of rage. so, TIME TO DEBUNK!

  1. that meal from mcdonalds takes virtually no time to acquire AND is available almost anywhere.
  2. the second meal? that “salad” is lettuce … with nothing else, not even dressing unless its just olive oil or some milk i guess? gross.
  3. also thats the price of each serving, not an entire loaf of bread, a bottle of olive oil, etc. that stuff adds up which means you have to have a lot of money at one time to buy it all.
  4. that meal probably took an hour and a half to make, which is a long fucking time when you work multiple jobs or are caring for a lot of people or dont have help! seriously, if you are a single parent of three who works, is spending an hour and a half every night preparing a meal a likely option?
  5. same with beans and rice! also, you know whats a fucking bummer? eating beans and rice every night because you are poor. ask any person who has done it and they will tell you (you can start with me).
  6. there is a “nutrition” argument here that lacks a follow up: poor people are more likely to be doing physical labor and need more than 571 calories per meal.
  7. you know who is less likely to know how to bake or prepare a chicken? people without access to the internet, or libraries, or who werent taught how to by their parents because their parents worked all the time. access to healthy foods is a classist issue and classism is cyclical, you fucking morons.
  8. seriously, these sorts of infographics make me want to fucking flip tables. do you know why people don’t eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? because fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive, because they take a long time to prepare, because they dont live near a grocery store that has a decent produce section, because they dont have reliable transportation to get groceries to and from the grocery store, because they dont have the energy to plan all of the shit that is involved in making healthy, intentional, filling, balanced meals. basically: poor people get fucked, and then we get BLAMED for being lazy.
  9. eating “healthy”, aka access to fresh fruits and vegetables, is a privilege, first, foremost, always. so fuck you new york times and your ignorant goddamn infographic.
  10. there are SYSTEMATIC REASONS that we do not have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they are very REAL problems. besides, you know, systematic poverty in america, the total mis-distribution of farm subsidies is a perfect place to start. read about that, then either get bent or start working on the actual problem.

I will always reblog this. And add something else - 

Even when people can get to a grocery store and buy stuff to cook, the stuff that is available or within budget is usually not healthy.  Chemicals like artificial ingredients, colors, and preservatives, for starters, yes, but the hidden dangers are just as bad.  Excessive sugars under different names, high sodium content, modified food starches, hidden gluten, non-disclosed GMOs - it’s all there.  If you have to buy shelf-stable, ready-to-prepare stuff, packaged dinners, it’s there. Frozen foods? A lot of stuff added to them to prevent ice crystals and freezer burn. 

The food that we can afford, the cheapest brands, the least energy-intensive, and the most filling, is the stuff that is killing us slowly.

(via nissapreternatural)