a screen to the brain

Quite a few have been saying:”But what about laughing?”, in the comments of my ‘Weird Human Reactions to Fear: the Singing Edition’ post. My question is: do you know why humans laugh when shit gets real?

Laughter is our brain’s Blue Screen of Death.

Where a computer would throw up an error and possibly crash, our brains go:”well, shit”, and hit the big red button labelled: ‘LAUGHTER (and possibly applause, but probably not applause)’. Since we need our brains 24/7, we don’t have the luxury of error messages. So our brains buy some time to figure out what’s going on by making us laugh in the weirdest situations.

Imminent doom? Laugh.

Absolutely livid? Laugh.

Distraught? Laugh.

Pretty sure you’re gonna die? Laugh.

I mean, we can’t be sure the aliens don’t have brains that work the same way, but seeing as other animals on Planet Earth don’t really have that either… that’d probably freak them the fuck out too.

Not only do the gangly bipeds sing when they’re scared, they could just as easily start laughing.

Kiss It Better

Originally posted by gliceria

Bucky x Reader

Inspired by the song Kiss It Better by Rihanna

Warnings: NSFW

You stared at the T.V. screen without seeing much of anything. Your brain ran through your fight with Bucky earlier in the evening, overanalyzing everything you said. Should you have phrased something differently? You didn’t want him to think you didn’t care about him.

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why you are a better language learner than a young child
  • children are still learning their first language(s)
  • less of your energy is spent on growing, sleeping and cognitive development and so more can be put into language learning
  • you have already grasped the concept of complex language and the way symbols on paper or a screen can correspond to speech
  • your brain is already far more developed than that of a child, and you are able to grasp new concepts much faster and understand explanations of things like grammar, or definitions/translations of words using the language you already know as a crutch
  • you already know how to control air flow and move your mouth and vocal cords to make sounds
  • your ears are already tuned to pick up human speech and your brain has already developed the ability to decode this
  • unlike a child, who is only able to learn what it is exposed to, you are free to learn literally whatever you want, provided you can find materials for it
  • most children are first introduced to the concept of reading around the age of 3, but are not able to read and write with a relative degree of fluency before the age of 9 or 10, so if you already feel comfortable reading and writing most things in your target language after just 3 years of study, you have leant at least twice as fast as the aforementioned children
  • you are able to actively seek help with aspects of the language you find troublesome
  • you already know how to hold and use a writing utensil, how to look things up in a dictionary, type on a computer, use the internet
  • you already have a much wider understanding of the world and your surroundings than a child
  • if the language you are learning uses an alphabetical writing system, you are already miles ahead of any child who is not yet able to read any kind of alphabet
  • even if the writing system is not alphabetical, you still already understand the concept of written sentences, punctuation, paragraphs, arabic numbers, etc.
  • you already know how to infer meaning from context, including images, body language and vocal hints

Tactician | Grand Admiral Thrawn | Star Wars (EU)

I blame reading Command Decision for this entirely.

(more Star Wars fanart)

i just watched fantastic beasts and where to find them and it was a good time but it was kinda distracting how my brain just kept going, “you see ezra miller’s character? charlie heaton would play it so well”

so it was constantly that plus me @ me going “yeah i know

“do you really tho?? let me remind you again. charlie heaton portrays timid, tortured characters so well!”

“i know i-”

“-remember jonathan byers? i would take a bullet for him. and shut in, while not a very good movie, damn, that scene with the [redacted bc spoilers] and the tears!! god!! he’s so good at playing characters with broken souls. is he even ok??”

please can we just watch this movie”

Originally posted by shitsgold

Imagine teasing Dean as he watches Dr. Sexy

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Warnings: None

Word count: 337

Tags under the cut


“Hun.” You ask walking out of the bathroom, seeing Dean on the bed watching TV.

“Huh?” He answers distracted, his face turning your way as his eye stick to the screen where Dr Sexy is perfoms the most rare and difficult brain surgery there is, again.

You roll your eyes and bite the inside of your cheek, Dean’s always like that when he’s watching his stupids soap operas and right now you had it. You’re finally left the bunker to work on a case, just the two of you, meaning alone time, and he decides to stare at the TV instead of you, so you decide to have a little fun.

“Hey babe,” you talk to the empty air again walking towards the queen bed turning around to put your butt next to his face and speak to him over your shoulder. “Can you check and see if there are underwear marks through my leggings? The fabric is too thin and sometimes the elastics are visible and it’s disgusting.”

Dean’s eyes finally meet your ass and he’s taken aback. “Umm uhh n-no.” Seeing him torn between the surgery and your ass makes you chuckle.

“Please, Dean!” You pout although he’s not looking at your face.

His big hand starts caressing you through your clothes to see if he can feel some lump where your underwear should be. It’s certainly taking him a bit longer, maybe because he’s enjoying it or just because he’s too caught up with Dr. Stupid.

“Dean!” You urge him to hurry and thankfully there a short commercial break.

“Sorry, baby. But no, I’m not seeing any underwear mark.” He grins at you like a little kid.

“And now we are back with the doctors of Seattle Mercy Hospital” The voice announces and Dean’s eyes fix on the screen again.

You turn around and bend over, to speak directly into his ear, “Good, because I’m not wearing any!”

Without turning to look at you Dean’s hand takes the remote and turns off the TV.

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anytime i see a post with nursey being v romantic and dex being a memer i 100% agree but i am also picturing dex internally screaming the entire time like this boy is deeply in love but when nursey asks him out his brain just goes blue screen of death and he says something like, “yeah sure” and shrugs even though he wants to scream out a sick guitar solo right there

also dex definitely has issues communicating w people? like it isnt uncommon for people to misread his emotions or what he’s trying to say and its v frustrating/confusing bc he isnt really clear on where the misunderstandings are coming from?? 

he legitimately does not have words for his feelings for this boy and he definitely shows his affection very very differently from how nursey shows him but make no mistake anytime nursey does something sweet dex is burning with the rage of a thousand suns/living a constant litany of “be cool Will BE COOL”/lying face down on the floor in death’s sweet embrace 

A SCREEN TO THE BRAIN

Bureau Betak for the 10th years of Felipe Oliveira Baptista

International Festival of Fashion and Photography of Hyères - April 2013

Designed by Alexandre de Betak and produced by Bureau Betak

This is for the procrastinators, but slightly more extreme. Get your caffeine and snacks ready kids, we’re gonna do an all nighter.

1. Make sure you get some sleep beforehand.

This can be regular sleep on the nights leading up to the big night, or perhaps a 30 minute nap right before. It doesn’t really matter, as long as you feel you are mentally and physically prepared to stay up for 12 hours.

2. TURN LIGHTS ON!

We need darkness to have the onset of melatonin, which is the hormone that makes us sleepy. So if you’re trying to stay awake, bright light can be very effective. Specifically, turn on lights close to your eyes (for instance, a desk lamp or your computer screen) will kick your brain into high alert.

3. Keep your room temperature moderate.

We sleep best in a cool room, but if you are wanting to stay awake, then a medium temperature is perfect.

4. Only snack on protein.

Eating things like sugar will just give you a crash later on. This is because sugar isn’t a sustained energy. Instead, have some protein snacks. (I always munch on beef jerky)

5. Drink a little coffee, but even more water.

The key here is to not overdo the caffeine. This is because you need to concentrate on the studying. Never drink more than two cups, as you may get jittery and find it hard to learn. Once you’re done with coffee, just drink buckets of water.

6. Chew gum

Studies show that chewing gum increases alertness, so get a pack on hand!

7. Get up and walk around

Take short breaks every 45 minutes or so. Why? I don’t think I need to answer that.

-SURVIVING THE NEXT DAY-

1. Don’t drive

Ask a friend to drive you the next morning. We all know being tired and driving is a big safety issue.

2. Nap if you want but not too much.

Take a 20-90 minute nap, but after that wake up and get going again.

3. Go easy on the coffee

A cup in the morning is fine, however do not drink it after 4p.m, as you may disrupt sleep patterns.

4. Do a little exercise.

Eat lots of fruit and drink water as well.

5. GET IN THERE AND SMASH THAT EXAM

YOU WORKED HARD FOR THIS! If you are allowed, bring a cool water bottle in with you and press it to your face to keep yourself awake.

JK Rowling is basically throwing hints that Johnny Depp is not an abuser.She has said that she was a survivor herself.If Depp was guilty do you really think that she would have kept him?Fuck no way in hell!And for those who claim that she was forced to talk like that,excuse me,she is JK fucking Rowling,the creator of Harry Potter do you really believe that she takes orders about how she will act about her own material?Please!Basically all of you SJW just are too proud to admit that maybe,just maybe you are wrong here.Instead of bullying Rowling behind a screen maybe you should use your brain and think about the possibility that she knows MORE than you

we as a roleplay community need to stop believing everything about a roleplay. i feel like more and more people are getting anons about a group accusing them of stuff with no proof, and people run with it like “oh man thats fucked up, watch out for this rp” then they get informed with receipts that completely discredits what they were told, and theyre just like lolz, my bad–STOP RUNNING WITH UNCONFIRMED INFORMATION, stop letting trolls get what they want in tarnishing a group by YOU believing them before asking for proof of what they're claiming. I’m sorry, but if it was really like they said it was, any sane person would get screen shots. Use your brain.