pragmatics

Bob Morley at #ShowTimeCon2 Day 2

so this is a master post (day 1) of what bob said during his panels in Barcelona this weekend. i’ll update it as much as i can:

- “The end of season 4 is gonna blow your mind. Season 5 is gonna be insane.” (x)
- Bob would convince someone to watch the 100 by saying “Watch it” (x)
- Bob said that Kane and Bellamy are very similar. They’re both very pragmatic. (x)
- “I’d like to play Emori because I’d get to kiss Richard.” (x)
- “I don’t think they (Bellamy and Octavia) have the same father.” (x)
- Bob said Bellamy has “daddy issues” (x)
- Bob said he loves Ian so much and loves working with him (x)
- Bob said he wanted to grow a beard but couldn’t for Bellamy (x)
- Bob loves Chai but he hates Ilian (x)
- Bob doesn’t like playing romance (x)
- Bob ships Monty and Jasper. “Sorry Harper” (x)
- Bob’s favorite season is season 4 because he challenged himself more (x)
- Bob said that his favourite season from The100 is season 4 because of the growth of Bellamy (x)
- Bob said that Holland Roden watches a lot of documentaries (x)
- Bob said he met Holland yesterday for the first time and he thinks she’s very cool (x)
- Bob said he would like to work on Archer, Modern Family or Parcs and Recs (x)
- Bob said that if the cast were in the situation of the 100 in season 1 Isaiah would probably take the leadership (x)
- Bob said that if he could only sing one song for the rest of his life it would be the Willy Wonka song (x)

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Episode I: Qui-Gon Jinn:  << part I >> << part II >> << part III >> << part IV >> << part V >>

anonymous asked:

How much are you worried by the global mass surveillance and the potentially malicious use of acquired big data by governments and corporations? Do you see privacy as a potentially important cause and use online privacy plugins/encryption? Did you observe a rise in paranoid symptoms since the Snowden leaks? I sometimes wonder if psychiatrists have to expand the healthy range for "being paranoid about having one's mind read" when diagnosing patients concerned about advances in surveillance.

I know everyone always makes fun of people who say “if you’re not doing anything wrong you have nothing to hide”, but since I’m not doing anything wrong it’s at least hard for me to become really worked up about this.

I think it’s sort of that…emotions and pragmatism and fear should at least by guiding my judgment here? And since I don’t have any emotional or pragmatic issues I don’t know what to think. Like I assume the NSA reads all my emails right now. And if there’s some bill to make the NSA and the CIA read all my emails, is that a horrible assault on freedom and we should all die nobly fighting for our liberty? Or does it just mean two computer programs will be auto-scanning my emails for the phrase “Allahu akbar” instead of one, and even Edward Snowden wouldn’t really get worked up about it? I dunno.

Internet Pragmatics™ and Racial Stereotypes

White people in the English-speaking world have been given free license to break colonialist faux-Classical grammar rules 5eva (i can haz, lolspeak, l33tspeak, My Immortal, cattes, such soft so doge, u wot m8, sh*tgibbons, boaty mcboatface, lyking the bred, etc).

While white people are assumed to know the rules and consciously flout them for humorous effect, people of color doing the same things online often have to add footnotes proving they know what they did “wrong,” as the online audience will unfairly assume they are uneducated and “didn’t know any better.” This author probably got dozens of “corrections,” whether gentle or angry, for an obviously intentional nonstandard pattern, prompting their valid frustration at the sentient fedoras.

And it’s a safe bet that most of those pedants also follow gimmick accounts that twist language all the dang time, but they only complain about one person’s indefinite determiners.

the first time cassian came back for jyn, she was actually in shock from both her conversation with saw and her father’s message

the second time cassian came back for jyn, she was furious at him for lying about why they went to eadu and grieving her father’s sudden death at the hands of the alliance

the third time cassian came back for jyn, “he looked like a man who’d fallen twelve stories and clawed his way back to the top. he looked as beautiful as anyone jyn had ever known”

Mercury Signs ☿
  • Mercury in Aries: Quick decisions, active & youthful spirit, constant movement of mind, fast paced speech.
  • Mercury in Taurus: Pragmatic thinking, fixed goals, mellow nature, slow paced speech, "one track mind".
  • Mercury in Gemini: Trivia-lover, eclectic & curious, impatient nature, constant the overlapping of ideas.
  • Mercury in Cancer: Long-term memory, emotional lenses, tenacious nature, easily inspired, consistency lover.
  • Mercury in Leo: Dynamic spirit, natural storyteller, fixed in their thoughts, life-loving spirit, loud.
  • Mercury in Virgo: Eternal searching for more, watchful nature, skeptical& nervous mind, common sense lover.
  • Mercury in Libra: Flexible & impartial mind, careful words, composed speech, "people-smart", a negotiator.
  • Mercury in Scorpio: Herectic & probing mind. Curious & critical nature, strong instincts, a born strategist.
  • Mercury in Sagittarius: Philosophical and independent spirit, exaggerated in their words, blunt speech.
  • Mercury in Capricorn: Cautious in their words, fact oriented, a practical mind & an ambitious spirit.
  • Mercury in Aquarius: Expansive genius, inventive & open-minded, sarcastic speech, progressive thoughts.
  • Mercury in Pisces: Daydreamer, Utopian idealist, intuitive spirit, forgetful, subjective in their words.