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blommowitch:

linnealurks:

thedinosaurprince:

aka “Elitism is my middle name”

Oh fuck you, Steven.
Right, I was never a massive fan of the Doctor-Rose romance, but it did make a sort of sense. At his hearts, the Doctor fights for the underdogs, the people oppressed by the establishment. Even when he works with members of the powerful elite, he does so with a sneer and a critical whit. When he is with actual normal people he is at his happiest and most relaxed. That’s why he and Rose worked as an idea.
The fact that Moffat has the Doctor chumming up with Winston Churchill and this statement above shows that he fundamentally interprets the Doctor as a power fantasy, rather than as a liberator or friend. That’s the major difference between Moffat Who and Davis Who.

Not to mention Richard Nixon …

I also think that Reinette’s lines “One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel” and “The Doctor is worth the monsters” get it fundamentally wrong. The companions don’t simply tolerate the unpleasantness they encounter because that’s the price for the privilege of basking in the Doctor’s dudely awesomeness.   They travel with him out of curiosity and a sense of adventure, and a side effect of the travels is discovering their own power and awesomeness. Like Rose says,  “It was a better life. And I don’t mean all the travelling and seeing aliens and spaceships and things. That don’t matter. The Doctor showed me a better way of living your life. You know he showed you too. That you don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand. You say no. You have the guts to do what’s right when everyone else just runs away …”

(Source: badwollf)

ladypapalade:

medievalpoc:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.

the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

An 11,000 year old Iroqious boat.

A whole book about Ancient Egyptian Maritime technology and culture.

Scientists “shocked” to discover that humanity casually traveled the seas over 100,000 years ago.

The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)

Humans traveling long distances by sea and deep=sea fishing for c. 42,000 years

The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s oldest surviving boat, is 8,000 years old (Nigeria)

A fleet of 5,000-year-old boats in Abydos, Egypt

7,000-year-old seaworthy vessels in Kuwait

7,500-year-old boat found in China’s Zhejiang Province.

Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):

The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.

Can we discuss the fact that they apparently travelled that great dangerous distance TO GET HIGH.

brilliantjohn:

Ever felt so depressed it felt as if every nerve ending in your body was exposed, red and raw? If I took enough chemicals, it would dampen down those feelings a bit.

bbcthree + bbcamerica - you should #SaveInTheFlesh, because it is one of the few shows out there that directly address real problems people are facing (including depression, segregation, and self-hatred, among others). These are issues that are commonly ignored by other shows and other sources of media. It’s important that someone is addressing these issues. So please, #SaveInTheFlesh

comatosebadger:

These are SUPER rushed! I apologise for the complete lack of backgrounds, but I just really wanted to get them done before the end of the week and this was my last chance to do them :P

This has probably been done before, probably many times, but I love both the Steve/Bucky ship and Sterek so I wanted to give it a go :)

I also acknowledge that Stiles/Scott would probably be a better fit but SHHH STEREK! Scott can be Hawkeye…

thepuckingpoet asked:

The One Where Chandler Gets Caught

felicitysmock:

"Hey, Stiles says he’s running late, got caught up at the mall getting Christmas presents for Derek."

Scott rolls his eyes, glares at his muffin, “Every year, he gets the best gift for Derek, and I look like the chump brother that isn’t thoughtful enough.”

"Maybe one year you could give us actual presents instead of making donations on our behalf to the museum," Lydia suggests sweetly.

"I like them," Allison insists loyally, and Scott beams at her. "It makes me feel like I’ve done something good, you know, saved an old relic for another year."

Scott’s happy smile dies, and he scowls, “Ha ha.”

Allison winks at him over her coffee cup, glances out of the window. “Hey, isn’t that Stiles?”

They all look up to see Stiles and a pretty blonde woman walking down the sidewalk. Stiles is talking animatedly, and the woman is laughing. At one point they stop, and she reaches out, tugs something out of his hair. Stiles’ eyes crinkle as he smiles down at her.

It’s a fond look. 

"He lied to us," Lydia states flatly, "Why would he—"

"I don’t believe it,” Erica murmurs, watching with wide eyes as Stiles kisses her on the cheek, helps her into a cab. “Nope, not happening. I saw them this morning. Derek had a hickey for god’s sake.”

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