Whimsical Daily Activities

E. Despard

I’ve been reading this drivel long enough to figure out what you people come here for. Short anecdotes and comedic notes on how technology and magic interfere and interact with each other. I can do that.

We had a student in my office the other day who had managed to lock himself out of his tablet. A simple problem to solve, for any IT professional worth their salt. I confiscated the device and had the student expelled for incompetence. That level of ignorance is not tolerated at The Durmstrang Institute.

You are now free to chuckle at the wit and humour behind such a situation. I have a plethora of similarly entertaining tales.
Another Form of Flesh and Blood - EventHorizon - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 33/?
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade, Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Greg Lestrade, Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Philip Anderson, Mike Stamford, Molly Hooper
Additional Tags: mystrade, Android AU, not really a futuristic AU, more a modern-day with androids AU

Police Sergeant Greg Lestrade truly disliked the part of the job that had him return runaway androids to their owners or, for the abandoned or confiscated ones, to the government-approved private shelters that housed them until they again could be sold. Returning this particular escapee, Mycroft, to his shelter stung a little more than usual, but that wasn’t important in the grand scheme of things. After all, it wasn’t as if he’d ever see the bot again…

Mycroft and Sherlock have the opportunity to get comfortable in their new surroundings…

Almost forgot to upload it here ^^’

Here’s my Antisepticeye since ya’ll have been asking me if I had a version of my own. He’ll appear in the Hunter AU comic!

“Other developed countries don’t have mass killings like the U.S.”


>19 December 2014; Cairns, Australia - 8 children killed in a stabbing attack

>18 November 2011; Sydney, Australia - 11 killed and 20 injured in arson attack at the Quakers Hill Nursing home

>18 July 2009; North Epping, New South Wales, Australia - 5 killed with a blunt instrument

>7 February 2009; Churchill, Victoria, Australia - 10 killed in an arson attack

>23 June 2000; Childers, Queensland, Australia - 15 killed in an arson attack


>2 June 2010; Cumbria, England - 12 killed and 11 injured in a mass shooting

>7 July 2005; London, England - 52 killed and over 700 injured in a bombing

>The laundry list of bombings committed mostly by the IRA -


>12 July 1989; Luxiol, France - 14 killed and 8 wounded in a mass shooting

>23-24 September 1995; Sollies-Pont & Cuers - 15 killed and 4 injured by a perpetrator wielding a .22 rifle, a hammer, and baseball bat

>29 October 2001; Tours, France - 4 killed and 7 injured in mass shooting

>27 March 2002; Nanterre, France - 8 killed and 19 wounded in a mass shooting

>7 January 2015; Paris, France - 12 killed and 11 injured in the Carlie Hebdo mass shooting


>16 May 1999; Dillingen, Germany & Sierck-les-Bains, France - 5 killed and 11 wounded in shooting

>1 November 1999; Bad Reichenhall, Germany - 4 people + 1 cat killed and 7 people wounded

>11 March 2009; Winnenden, Germany - 16 killed and 9 injured in a mass shooting

>19 September 2010; Lorrach, Germany - 4 killed and 18 wounded in a mass shooting

In other words, anti-gunners;


Since the media is fucking garabge and isn’t reporting on this I will. Earlier today the Sioux tribe (the natives protesting the pipeline in north dakota) were literally attacked by the government. They blocked off any live stream being recorded online, and have been confiscating phones and erasing videos. They being the police and whoever is responsible for cutting off the live streams. Today they dropped tear gas from planes on PEACEFUL protesters that were collectivly PRAYING together in an attempt to protect their WATER. A basic human right. They put chemicals in the water (from what I read on twitter, I’m not sure if this is true feel free to fact check), they’ve arrested over 21 people, and have been surrounding the protesters (who are unarmed) with weapons, not allowing anyone to come or leave the protesting site, and the media is being COMPLETELY silent about this. This is happening to men, woman, and children. Please if you are going to reblog anything please allow it to be this.This is outrageous and needs to stop. It is up to us to stand up and say something since the media and government are trying to silence the people. We need to speak for those who can’t!!! The natives have suffered long enough, and this needs to end!!!!

NYCC has an unfair prop policy

I was going to wear my Sailor Pluto to NYCC but I was very afraid of getting my prop confiscated and THROWN AWAY. I saw so many people with very nice props being turned away or told to toss their props. This isn’t fair and NYCC needs to have a proper prop policy that is simple to understand.. not one that seems to be based on the screeners mood.

The truth is in the pictures. None of the props in these trash cans were dangerous.


Also note: for those of you who said the item is tagged and returned to you - that depends on who your screener is. I know some people went home because they were given the option of trash or go home with the prop.

Can anyone confirm that their item was tagged and they were able to bring it home?


Chinese man builds homemade cannon and rocket launcher to defend his home from from property developers.

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Yang Younde is a Chinese farmer who recently has come under attack by property developers.  Yang signed a contract that allows him to live on the land until 2029.  A land development corporation offered to buy his land , however Yang intends to live and work the farm until the contract ends, which is when he plans to retire.  The firm, along with the local authorities, decided to break his contract, and using thuggery and intimidation, tried to force him off his own land.  They were not expecting Yang to build a real life version of tower defense in his back yard.  Using simple tools and materials he constructed a homemade cannon which fires clusters of firecrackers as well as a rocket battery.  He also built a large watchtower to defend his home.  When the demolition crew/thugs tried to evict him from his home (twice), he showered them with an onslaught of firecrackers and rockets, forcing them to flee.

To this day he still lives and owns the farm.

MOLON LABE!!! —— 來並把它

I think a lot about how Gotham weather is gross, and how even though it rains there, there’s almost never a rainbow.

And one time when there is a rainbow, Bruce probably calls/messages his children to make sure they know.

(“Dick hello, yes, I am calling to tell you to look out the window. It is a rainbow. I thought you would like it. Yes, I will talk to you later. You have a good day too, Dick.”)
19% of Articles Confiscated by Customs Violated Independent IP of Chinese Enterprises

“China’s General Administration of Customs said on Tuesday that the customs authority confiscated 17,000 batches of goods last year, including more than 95 million articles of merchandise that violated IPR laws and regulations. An official with the administration said that 19 percent of the confiscated articles violated the independent intellectual properties of Chinese enterprises.”