allow me to introduce

Общеупотребительный набор фраз в общении

Общеупотребительный набор фраз в общении.

Look here. - Послушайте.
Thank you very much. - Большое спасибо.
It was very kind of you to do it. - Очень мило с Вашей стороны (что сделали это).
Excuse my being late. - Извините за опоздание.
I must apologize to you. - Я должен извиниться перед Вами.
Forgive me, please, I meant well. - Извините, пожалуйста, я хотел как лучше.
I congratulate you. - Поздравляю Вас.
Happy birthday to you. - Поздравляю с днем рождения.
Have a good time. - Желаю хорошо провести время.
Let me introduce… - Разрешите представить…
Allow me to introduce (to present). - Разрешите представить.
May I present… - Позвольте представить…
Goodbye. - До свидания.
See you later. - Пока.
I must be going. - Мне нужно идти.
By the way… - Кстати…
I have been thinking. - Я думаю.
You are getting away from the subject. - Вы отклоняетесь от темы.
Keep to the point. - Придерживайтесь темы.
In short… - Короче говоря…
Skip the details. - Опустите детали.
That’s all there is to it. - Вот и все, что можно об этом сказать.
But enough of it.- Ну, хватит об этом.
I see. - Понял.
Say it again, please. - Повторите, пожалуйста.
Is that the point? - В этом смысл?
That is not exactly what I mean. - Это не совсем то, что я имею в виду.
Let us clear it up. - Давай выясним.
In other words. - Иными словами.
I mean it. - Именно это я имею в виду.
I am coming to that. - Я подхожу к этому.
It stands to reason. - Логично.
All right, I give in, you win. - Хорошо, я сдаюсь, ты прав.
What has it got to do with the problem? - Какое это имеет отношение к данной проблеме?
You are carrying it too far. - Вы слишком далеко зашли.
It does not make sense. - Это не имеет смысла.
It does not prove a thing. - Это ничего не доказывает.
Let us stick to facts. - Будем придерживаться фактов.
It is not true to facts. - Это не соответствует фактам.
That makes all the difference. - В этом-то и вся разница.
That is quite a different thing. - Это совершенно разные вещи.
On the one hand. - С одной стороны.
On the other hand. - С другой стороны.
As to… / As for… (As far as…is concerned) - Что касается…
Nevertheless. - Тем не менее.
Of course. Certainly. - Конечно.
Exactly. - Совершенно верно.
That’s right. - Правильно.
I agree with you. - Я согласен с Вами.
I think so. - Думаю, что да.
I am afraid so. - Боюсь, что да.
I am sure of it. - Я в этом уверен.
I don’t agree with you at all. - Я совершенно с Вами не согласен.
Far from it. - Далеко от этого.
I don’t think so. - Думаю, что нет.
I am afraid you are wrong. - Боюсь, что вы ошибаетесь.
I am not sure of it. - Я не уверен в этом.
I doubt it. - Я сомневаюсь в этом.
I don’tknow. - Я не знаю.
I can’t say. - Не могу знать.
Is he? - Да?
Really? - Неужели?
Well, it is a surprise. - Да, это сюрприз.
Who would have expected that? - Кто бы мог это ожидать?
You look wonderful today. - Вы прекрасно выглядите сегодня.
It does you credit. - Это делает Вам честь.
You have made a good job of it! - Молодец!
It is a good idea. - Это хорошая идея.
That is the way to do it. - Именно так это нужно сделать.
It is not up to the mark. - Это не на должном уровне.
It is below the standard. - Это ниже стандарта.
It is unfair. It is not fair. - Это нечестно.
There is no sense in doing it. - He имеет смысла делать это.
There is no use to do it. - Бесполезно делать это.
It is your fault. - Это твоя вина / Сам виноват.
It serves you right. - Так тебе и нужно.
What a nuisance! - Какая досада!
What a cad / rascal / bore! - Какой хам (мошенник / зануда)!
Come on, stop it! - Хватит, перестань!
I am sick and tired of it. - Мне это ужасно надоело.
It is a lie / fraud. - Это ложь / обман.
It is terrible. - Это ужасно.
Mind your own business. - He суй нос в чужие дела. (Занимайся своим делом)
I don’t саге. - Мне все равно / наплевать.
It doesn’t matter. - Не имеет значения.
What difference does it make? - Какая разница?
Look out. - Берегись.
Be careful. - Будь внимателен.
Caution. - Осторожно.
Don’t risk. - Не рискуй.
Don’t take rash steps. - Heделай опрометчивых шагов.
You will be sorry. - Ты пожалеешь.
Don’t you dare. - He смей.
I’ll look out. - Я буду осторожен.
Don’t worry. - He беспокойся.
Pull yourself together! - Возьми себя в руки!
Don’t take it to heart. - He принимай это близко к сердцу.
Don’t get upset about it. - He расстраивайся из-за этого.
Let us hope for the best. - Будем надеяться налучшее.
Everything will be all right. - Все будет хорошо.
Things happen. - Всякое случается.
Next time lucky. - В следующий раз повезет.
What a pity! - Как жаль!
I’ll l never get over it. - Я никогда не переживу этого.
I appreciate your difficulties. - Я понимаю Ваши трудности.
It was a success. - Мы успешно справились.
It is as good as done. - Можно сказать, мы это сделали.
It was a failure / flop. - Мы потерпели неудачу.
It didn’t work out. - Ничего не вышло.
It was a near thing. - Чуть не случилось / За малым…
It was a narrow escape. - Мы едва избежали неприятностей.
He kept his promise. - Он сдержал обещание.
Не failedus. - Он подвел нас.
Не backed out. - Он пошел на попятную (отказался отсвоих слов).
That is the way things are. - Таковы дела.
As things stand now. - При таком положении дел.
It is urgent. - Это срочно.
Time is getting short. - Время истекает.
It can wait. - Это не к спеху. (Это может обождать)
There is no hurry. - Это не срочно.
And what if… - А что если…
It is worth trying. - Стоит попытаться.
I’ll see about it. - Я об этом позабочусь.
I’ll arrange it with him. - Я решу… / улажу это с ним.
I would rather do smth. - Я бы лучше сделал что-то.
I have changed my mind. - Я изменил свое мнение.
I am in two minds. - Я заколебался…
I can’t make up my mind. - Я не могу настроиться / решиться.
Do it right a way. - Сделай это сразу же.
Don’t put it off till the last moment. - He откладывай этого до последнего.

External image

Go for the Head

so, I was thinking about how human bodies can survive a great deal of damage, right? 

probably all the guides on humans say things like “if you really need to kill one, go for the head. that’s the surest way to kill a human.” 

but do you realize that even that might just not be enough?

please, allow me to introduce Mr. Phineas Gage. 

Mr. Gage was a foreman working in the construction of railroads. He is most famous because he survived an hideous accident where a 3.2 cm thick, 1 meter long iron rod was driven into his brain by an explosion. 

Let me repeat: an iron pole rocketing through the organ that controls the whole body was not enough to kill him

Just in case you need another picture to get the idea of just how serious was the injury. 

of course such a severe injury could not leave him unscarred: his personality changed completely, and he had moments of delirium. 

but he survived. not only that, but he went on having a relatively normal life. his speech, movement and intelligence WERE NOT IMPAIRED BY THE INJURY. 

aliens have all the more reason to be scared shitless of us. 

yes hello allow me to introduce you to elemetary school teacher derek malik nurse (aka my shameless excuse to yell about nursey with kids)

  • ik a lot of people see him as a high school english teacher for the Literature Aesthetic but? come on? he’s so good with kids they all love him
  • he’s 24 and teaches 3rd grade and he loves his kids!! so much!!
  • he’s “mr. n” and they all love him bc hes the most laidback teacher theyve ever had in their short little lives and he plays cool music on his phone during arts & crafts

Keep reading

i’m actually incredibly shocked at the amount of people who heard “dave filoni might be turning ahsoka into a wolf” and jumped to conclusions without thinking.

allow me to introduce The Mortis Theory.

this is the daughter: 

she’s an incredibly powerful force user from the Clone Wars who lived on a planet called Mortis. she pretty much /was/ the light side.

this is the daughter’s other form:

she could turn into a griffin at will. her brother could turn into a gargoyle. it was kind of a Thing with these guys.

While on Mortis, Ahsoka was turned to the dark side by the Son and later killed. The Daughter, dying of a stab wound, offered Ahsoka her life force. this was channeled through Anakin into Ahsoka, bringing her back to life.

this whole ordeal was never addressed again.

not in The Clone Wars, at least.

Ever since I first watched the Mortis arc, I’ve had the theory that Ahsoka gained more than the Daughter’s life force. i think it’s incredibly likely that she gained some of the Daughter’s abilities as well, and those helped her to become the incredibly skilled force-wielder she is today. it might even have helped her survive her fight with vader.

(side note- doesn’t this convor have the same color scheme as seen above? this is the same convor flying around ahsoka’s head shortly before they leave for malachor.)

after Twilight of the Apprentice aired, these cards, drawn by dave filoni, came out. oh, hey, is that a convor?

i’ll let you draw your own conclusions here. also hello, non-wolf ahsoka.

and then we have this.

In conclusion, the Daughter was the personification of the light side, could turn into an animal at will and gave her life force to Ahsoka Tano. now that Ahsoka has that life force, does that mean she can turn into an animal at will? I guess we’ll see. I’m personally not sold but it’s quite possible. In any case, if that wolf is Ahsoka, i seriously doubt she’ll be a wolf all the time. 

10

‘Dope’, Rick Famuyiwa (2015)

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Malcolm Arakanbe. I’m a straight-A student with nearly perfect SAT scores. I play in a punk band with my friends and I’m a 90s hip hop geek.

  • [An AU wherein Hawke and Companions join the Inquisition]
  • Cassandra: Ser Hawke has graciously agreed to lead this Inquisition, provided that we give sanction to her Kirkwall associates as well. Inquisitor, allow me to introduce you to your council of advisors.
  • Josephine: I look forward to working with such illustrious denizens of the Free Marches.
  • Leliana: Yes, tales of your role in the Mage Rebellion have traveled far and wide. I am eager to hear them from your own lips.
  • Cullen: Not you assholes again.
6

Allow me to introduce you to Robert Underwood Johnson (1853-1937). For the longest time, I only knew him as that one weirdly close friend of Nikola Tesla (himself a popular crush, it would seem). As I begin to research Robert further, I realized what a remarkable person he was in his own right.

Robert was the editor of the CENTURY magazine, which no longer exists, but in its time it published material by renowned writers and thinkers, including Tesla’s controversial article, THE PROBLEM OF INCREASING HUMAN ENERGY. Through his work with the magazine, Robert came to know anybody who was anybody in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One article I read referred to him as a “genius whisperer.” That’s not far from the truth.

Robert is best remembered today because of his friendship with Tesla. Tesla was a notoriously asocial man who had very few close friends. Robert, and his wife Katharine, were the exceptions. Robert and Tesla shared a love of poetry, and Tesla nicknamed Robert “Luka Filipov” after a hero from a Serbian epic. The two men would remain close for the rest of Robert’s life, with Robert referring to Tesla as his best friend on several occasions.

(There’s all kinds of talk that Tesla may have been in love with Katharine Johnson, or vice versa, and while I think there is some merit to that theory, it’s not entirely pertinent to this post. Though I can’t help but wonder if Robert knew, and how he felt about it… But I digress.)

In 1920, President Wilson appointed Robert ambassador to Italy, a post he held until the summer of 1921. Robert was a lifelong Italophile who had been given awards by the Italian government for his work supporting international copyright laws.

I should dedicate some space to what Robert would most want to be remembered for: his poetry. While not necessarily a great poet, he did publish several books, and it’s hard to deny his passion and enthusiasm. He even wrote a poem titled IN TESLA’S LABORATORY, dedicated to his friend. He favored formal styles of poetry, often speaking out against what he saw as the encroachment of modernism on classical forms of expression (for example, he did not care for the work of either T.S. Eliot or Walt Whitman). While I do not necessarily agree with this, it does show that Robert was a strong minded individual who was completely dedicated to the causes he chose to support.

As previously mentioned, Robert was a friend of a great many famous and talented people. He records his reminiscences in his memoir, REMEMBERED YESTERDAYS, a warm and engaging look back on a fascinating life.

Some other neat things:
- His famous friends, apart from Tesla, included Mark Twain, John Muir, and Rudyard Kipling.

- It was at Robert’s encouragement that Ulysses Grant wrote his memoirs. They were published in the CENTURY at first.

- He and Muir helped establish Yosemite National Park.

- Katharine and Robert had two children, Owen and Agnes. Owen went on to become a successful writer.

- In the early 20th century, Robert was the secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. At this time, there were many rabidly misogynistic members of this all-male organization. When the question of the election of women to the Academy was raised, Robert supported letting women in, in spite of the often vicious opposition from other members.

- Apparently, as Katharine Johnson lay dying, she told her husband to always keep in touch with Tesla. Shortly there after, Robert wrote to Tesla saying that this might not be an easy thing to do, but it would not be his fault if it was not done.

- It’s like, wow, you can really tell how much he loved this woman.

- He signed his last note (before his death in 1937) to Tesla as “Luka Filipov.” Are you crying yet? I am.

OK, I’m sorry, this turned into a really long post, but Robert Underwood Johnson deserves the recognition. He was more than just Tesla’s friend. He was a poet, a diplomat, an editor, an environmentalist, an activist, a friend, a father, a husband. He was, I truly believe, a good and admirable person not only for his own time, but for ours as well. As a lover of all things Italian who’s been known to scribble down the odd poem now and again, I feel especially drawn to him. Everybody should have as good a friend as him. Hell, everyone should try to be as good a friend as him.

Tl:dr Robert was an insanely accomplished dude who was BFFs with some awesome people, was an awesome person in his own right, and was probably the best friend anyone ever had. He deserves to be more than just a footnote in the Tesla story.

Now, if you’ll permit me a little more room, a quick guide to the photos (from top to bottom):

- Robert as a younger man. I’m not gonna lie, I never found beards attractive until I saw this old, grainy photo.

- with Tesla in the laboratory. Supposedly they did this a lot.

- walking down the steps of the White House like a boss after being appointed Ambassador to Italy.

- seen here at left modeling for the sculptor Paul Swan, at right. That bust is majestic.

- portrait by William Merritt Chase, a fellow member of the Academy and one of the most important artists of the day.

- an Onion headline edit by yours truly. Robert was tough and downright feisty when he had to be, but I think this still applies.

Cheers, Mr. Ambassador!

tenzen  asked:

Wait, ticks are a reason to go to the vet right away? Or did I misunderstand that triage post? I thought it was okay to just pluck the tick. When I worked in grooming, there were these two dogs that always had a ton of ticks on them (they were outdoor dogs and I guess they owners would rather spend the money on grooming then on tick prevention???)

Allow me to introduce Yet Another Australian Animal That Wants To Kill You, The Australian Paralysis Tick, Ixodes holocyclus!

Let me tell you about this little arthropod and what it does. Dogs are most commonly affected, but cats can get them too, especially if they’re regular hunters.

  • Very common tick, especially down the East coast. Does not seem to affect wildlife.
  • Like it says on the tin, this tick causes paralysis.
  • Initially hind limb paralysis or an altered bark.
  • Progresses to being unable to stand, then unable to roll over.
  • Respiratory paralysis can and will occur
  • Cardiac paralysis can occur
  • Fluid build up in lungs (non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema) can occur, coupled with the respiratory paralysis this makes breaking very challenging.
  • If eyelid paralysis occurs, the patient cannot blink and will get eye ulcers.
  • Can’t eat or drink due to impaired swallowing.
  • Every hour before treatment will worsen prognosis and delay recovery time
  • Stress may lead to overheating and death of pet, including even transport in the car
  • Tick may have been attached for up to 7 days before clinical signs noted
  • Clinical signs usually lead to death within 24 hours if not treated.
  • It is not uncommon for dogs to have more than one tick

Short version: This tick paralysis its host, and dogs or cats parasitised by one are likely to die without antitoxin.

Oh, and there is a small chance the antitoxin will cause anaphylaxis.

These ticks may also be associated with Mammalian Meat Allergy in humans, where a previously bitten human suddenly develops allergies to eating all mammalian meats. These allergies can cause life threatening anaphylaxis too, completely unexpectedly.

You know, because what’s a day in an Australian tourist town without a chance of completely unexpected death?

THE TUDORS SENTENCE STARTERS.

’ You think you know a story, but you only know how it ends. ’
’ To get to the heart of the story, you have to go back to the beginning. ’
’ I cannot disguise my distress and unhappiness. ’
’ Well, you’re going to have to. ’
’ What about his legs? Are his calves strong like mine? ’
’ Some people might think so. He certainly thinks so himself. ’
’ Your Majesty… he’s French! ’
’ As a humanist I have an abhorrence of war. ’
’ It’s an activity fit only for beasts yet practiced by no kind of beasts so constantly as by man. ’
’ As a humanist I share your opinion. As a King, I’m forced to disagree. ’
’ You should know, you taught me. ’
’ Do you really think we should go to war? ’
’ I think we should try to do as the King wants us to do. ’
’ What if the King doesn’t know what’s in his best interests? ’
’ Because he endowed Universities? ’
’ That victory made him famous. It made him immortal! ’
’ There’s something deep and dangerous in you. ’
’ Those eyes of yours are like dark hooks for the soul. ’
’ You must be prepared to give him the thing you most care for. ’
’ The thing I care for most is my integrity. ’
’ Do you see that young woman over there? Dressed in purple and gold? ’
’ After all, I am merely Your Majesty’s humble servant! ’
’ That would make me very happy. ’
’ Well, do you like it? ’
’ Should I like something that accuses me of being cruel? ’
’ Am I? You have no claim on me. ’
’ I have the same claim as every other lover. ’
’ You are a poet as I am a woman. ’
’ Poets and women are always free with their hearts, are they not? ’
’ You give us no choice but to attack and breach your defenses! ’
’ No knight shall ever breach mine. ’
’ What we lack in men, we can more than make up for in ships. ’
’ We are in an island race, Cardinal. ’
’ We have the best and bravest sailors in the world. ’
’ Your highness must be looking forward with great anticipation to your wedding? ’
’ I hear the king was a great horseman… in his time. ’
’ Don’t tease me. I don’t like it. ’
’ Will you like it when an old man tries to make love to you? ’
’ Your grace goes too far. Already. ’
’ Now you are blasphemous! ’
’ Gospel says the truth will make you free. ’
’ Your Grace, we shall drop our truth into the scales… and the scales will fall. ’
’ I write poems, I don’t know how to be “a poet”. ’
’ My Lord, I don’t know what to say. ’
’ Of course I loved her, but from a distance. ’
’ I ask myself why that should be so. ’
’ Your Majesty, I’m certain he will rule in your favour. ’
’ How dare you look at me! I am your Lord and Master, not your brother! ’
’ You are both banished from court. ’
’ You will remove yourself from my sight. Do you understand? ’
’ I have yet to decide whether to make your bedmate a head shorter. ’
’ I don’t think the English people would ever forgive him! ’
’ I promise, I’ll take you as my only mistress. ’
’ I won’t have a thought or an affection for anyone else. ’
’ Look, I don’t mean he is banished forever. ’
’ I don’t mean he is banished forever. Just as long as he breathes. ’
’ You’re going away, why? ’
’ Must you go? ’
’ We little people must put our hands into the fire if invited to. ’
’ Forgive me, I spoke of things I should not. ’
’ For me, that is the true definition of love. ’
’ I have an audience with His Majesty? ’
’ Well, the King is plainly in love with you. ’
’ What would a silly girl like you have to say to a king? ’
’ How do you like your charge, sweetheart? ’
’ It is your duty to use his love to our advantage. ’
’ Diplomacy is nearly always settled by such proximity. ’
’ I do not sleep with her. Not whilst you and I are still married. ’
’ Ah! Your Excellence, allow me to introduce… ’
’ Someone told me taking infusions was the worst thing. ’
’ I didn’t see all of his game. Now I do. I despise him. ’
’ I do believe you love as well and deeply… as any man. ’
’ Your love is most generous where it is most hurtful. ’
’ Your Majesty, I beg that you yield to the King’s will. ’
’ You speak to me of chastity. ’
’ Have you not a mistress and two children, Your Eminence? ’
’ I could be seen to be acting against her conjugal rights. ’
’ You think it’s nothing, to go back to bed with your wife? ’
’ What do you think is going to happen? ’
’ Let me make certain things plain to you. ’
’ It would mean the total ruin of the kingdom. ’
’ I hear you’ve been unwell? Is it true? ’
’ Majesty, when was I ever unwell enough not to serve you? ’
’ Have you no kind things to say? ’
’ You treat me so unkindly and in public neglect me. ’
’ The weight of academic opinion is against us. ’
’ I don’t think anything, but I imagine everything. ’
’ Do you… do you have a message from the King? ’
’ You hate him like a scorpion. And why? ’
’ Madam, you should never presume… ’
’ You should not abuse the Queen’s honor with such language! ’
’ Your Majesty must forgive me… ’
’ I would rather see her hanged than acknowledge her as my mistress! ’
’ Aren’t you supposed to be running the country? ’
’ They’re all liars, hypocrites and middle-aged men. ’
’ Would you prefer them to be women? ’
’ Have I made you unhappy? ’
’ I would only be unhappy if you ever stopped loving me. ’
’ Madame, I pray you, don’t give way. ’
’ No excellency, I shall never give way. ’
’ I notice you allow yourself none of the trappings of your great office. ’
’ Now, my love, let me conceive… and we will have a son. ’
’ Can you not plead some indisposition? ’
’ And then, I should be genuinely indisposed! ’
’ It’s a pretty head in any case, and I don’t want to lose it either. ’
’ Perhaps, one day this little girl will preside over empires. ’
’ I’m not heartless, whatever some people think- quite the contrary. ’
’ I could still do it. I could find a way to poison her. ’
’ But, why should anyone ever know? ’
’ No I wouldn’t. I’d die amartyr's death. ’
’ You understand? You don’t act alone. ’
’ You’ve never even seen a man being tortured, have you? ’
’ I’m sure we both know the object that has brought us together. ’
’ Will you take the Oath? ’
2

can I interest you in s-men

I’m understandably persnickety about this issue.

People using “OCD” to mean “overparticular about trivial details” just doesn’t make any sense. Like, why do mental illnesses get used as synonyms for shit that neurotypical do? Someone acts a little wild, they’re called “psycho.” People act a little particular, they say “LOL I’m kinda OCD.” No, no you’re not. Unless you actually have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder you shouldn’t use OCD as an adjective.

We don’t see this kind of thing with other illnesses. If you were a bit tired, you wouldn’t say you were feeling “cancery.” You wouldn’t casually describe yourself as having mononucleosis if you were a little sleepy, unless you actually thought you had it. You hopefully wouldn’t say you had ebola if you were prone to nosebleeds. So why do people think it’s okay to do that with mental illness? Do they not realize they’re basically turning these conditions into a joke?

It’s not like there aren’t any words already in English that don’t already mean “overparticular about trivial details.” To everyone using “OCD” as an adjective, allow me to introduce you to a cool alternative, a word that means what you actually meant without being ableist:

per•snick•et•y (pər-snĭkˈĭ-tē)►
adj. Overparticular about trivial details; fastidious.
adj. Requiring strict attention to detail; demanding: a persnickety job.

If you don’t like that one, nor “fastidious,” here are some more alternatives:

exacting
finicky
particular
nit-picking
finical
stickling (and a person guilty of this is a stickler) [stickle being the verb form]
captious

close but slightly off:

fussbudgety / a fussbudget
scrupulous
punctilious
hypercritical

There were a whole bunch more I wasn’t in the mood to look up to add to the post.

If you *do* actually have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I would apologize, except then you’d understand why I was saying all this.

I guess I’m just persnickety about insisting people use proper, non-ableist language.

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Fandom: Star Trek (AOS/TOS).
Pairing: 
 Reader x Bones.
Prompt: Requested by @trekken81 – Bones fluff.
Word Count: 3713.
Warnings:
None.
Rating: Teen+.
Author’s Note: Sorry this took so long, darlin’!  This semester has been kicking my ass.  I hope you like this!  Soulmate AU – tattoos.


I’ve Got You Under My Skin

You take a deep breath as you climb out of the shuttle that has just delivered you to your new post as head nurse on the U.S.S. Enterprise.  Looking around, you’re already thrown by the ship’s grandeur – its shuttle bay alone is easily three times the size of the one on the Enyo.  As your gaze travels back down from the ceiling, you’re met with the sight of the captain, the first officer, and another man standing in the doorway to the rest of the ship.

“Welcome aboard,” he addresses you and the handful of other new crew members standing around you.  “My name is James Tiberius Kirk and I’ll be your new captain. To my right is Commander Spock, my first officer, and to my left you’ll find our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Leonard McCoy.  I trust you’re all ready to devote yourselves to this ship and its mission.”

You and the others nod and the captain continues with a bright and easy smile.

Keep reading

beginner’s guide to horror movies

Okay, so you’ve seen a few scary movies and enjoyed them, and now you’re looking to expand your horror prowess. Maybe you’ve been reading/listening to a lot of creepypasta, and you feel like you’re ready to take the plunge. Or maybe you just have a feeling that you’d like horror, but have no idea where to start. 

I’ve been a huge fan of all things creepy and scary for years. I was just reading an article called, “Horror Gems You Haven’t Seen Yet” and realized that I actually had seen almost every film on the list, so I guess that makes me an expert. So, my new baby horror fans, allow me to introduce you to the genre.


Keep reading