showing-potential

Halftime show 2k17 potential performers:

- Cher sitting on a couch while reading out loud her own tweets

- Sia singing in one same spot while wearing a floor length wig that covers her entire body

- The weekend singing about annalingus

- Amber rose sticking a finger in kanye’s ass while he sings an acoustic cover of Kim’s iconic “jam”

- Lana Del Rey smoking 8 cigarettes at the same time while she reads out loud the possible side effects of Xanax

Tracing You (2015)

 computational surveillance system  

Tracing You presents a website’s best attempt to see the world from its visitors’ viewpoints. By cross referencing visitor IP addresses with available online data sources, the system traces each visitor back through the network to its possible origin. The end of that trace is the closest available image that potentially shows the visitor’s physical environment. Sometimes what this image shows is eerily accurate; other times it is wildly dislocated. What can a computational system know of our environment based on the traces we leave behind? Why might it want to see where we are? How accurate are the system’s data sources and when might they improve? Finally, what does this site’s attempt to trace its visitors reveal about who (or what) is reading the web? By showing how it sees us in real-time, Tracing You provokes these questions and more. 

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Stunning Morphed and Infinite Cityscape of Istanbul Designed By Aydın Büyüktaş

Aydın Büyüktaş is a Turkish photographer based in Istanbul. He has worked in multiple awarded advertising campaigns and movies throughout his profession and is now an expertly skilled in visual effect, 3D, animation and video. Inspired by the satirical novella Flatland, the artist has depicted his interpretation of the two-dimensional space dominated by geometric models.

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Isn’t this how it went?

Supergirl Writers: Let’s write a love triangle with these two dudes that had good chemistry with Melissa Benoist during casting and see which one the General Audience likes most.

GA: *sarcasm alert* Wow, a totally unpredictable love triangle, how exciting…

Writers: ?

GA: How about that tension between Kara and her boss though?

Writers: Oh shoot, they didn’t take to either of the men as Kara’s love interest, let’s introduce another one.

GA: The dynamic between Cat and Kara is very interesting. How fresh and different wouldn’t it be if they did SuperCat instead of all the used up cliché’s?

Writers: Okay, let’s bring in Melissa Benoist’s husband. The chemistry has to be off the roof since they’re married in real life. People will have to love that.

GA: Great, now there’s supposed to be a fourway (Quad-rangle?)? *sarcasm alert* THAT has never been done before…This is starting to look very predictable and possibly boring.

Writers: ??

GA: Okay, we know you don’t want to go there with SuperCat, but how about we do less of the pointless men and focus more on the women? Women can be strong and independent and have interesting dynamics that aren’t about demeaning other women because they’re competing over men or doing OOC stuff contradicting how they’ve been depicted earlier just because of a man.

Writers: ? But….men ?

GA: More kickass women, less throwing peens at them.

I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT THE WHOLE BEJING/MERRICK THING? BEJING HAD A CORRUPT CIA AGENT WORKING FOR THEM FOR YEARS? AND WHEN THAT WENT SOUR HE STARTED WORKING FOR NASA? THIS IS THE MULTI-EPISODE PLOT LINE I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE SEASON ONE???!!! MERRICK IS DEAD BUT ARE THERE OTHERS? WHAT EXACTLY DID BEJING HAVE HIM DOING? A BUNCH OF SMALL THINGS, OR WERE THEY LEADING UP TO SOMETHING BIG? 

I WANT TO SEE TEAM SCORPION WORKING TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT BEJING WAS PLANNING AND SEEKING OUT THE OTHER MOLES THAT HAVE INFILTRATED NASA AND THE CIA AS THEY WORK TO STOP THEM. 

THIS COULD EASILY BE AN EPIC MULTI-EPISODE ARC THAT LEADS UP TO AN INSANE SEASON FINALE???? 

YOU’VE GOT NINE EPISODES LEFT, SCORPION WRITERS. YOUR MOVE.

almostfaded asked:

So far I have been less than impressed by all of the major candidates of the two major parties, but Bernie shows the most potential. What are your thoughts on the third party candidates like Gary Johnson (libertarian) and Stein (green), to name a couple.

Third party candidates are never going to be truly viable in American politics unless and until we have instant runoff voting, or a more parliamentary system. I don’t see those things happening in my lifetime, so while I respect the efforts of third party candidates to offer voters an alternative, I sadly have to agree with Kang and Kodos that it’s a wasted vote.

Showing Potential

One by one 
all my fingers fell off
and flew into my ears,
steered by moths
runnin’ from the law
and brawls they started
on that hood-rat caterpillar
drab color shit.

Escaping their sordid pasts,
it’s easier to be afraid
with some high-grade anxiety
to calcify my brain.

Puppet wires 
pulled by wings 
that seek the fire
‘cause chrysalis dreams
of being butterflies
fucking sting
once they find the light.

Honesty as much as I love Fukami being a jealous little tart, I desperately need more fanfiction of the True Ending where

+ he’s come to terms with his unrequited love,
+ accepted that he doesn’t need to be romantically involved with Wadanohara and that being her friend is equally as important as being a lover,
+ MOVED ON BECAUSE JESUS MAN ITS UNHEALTHY TO DWELL ON SHIT,
+ and stopped taking his shit out on Samekichi and at least try to be civil

I desperately need it because holy hell, as much as I love our jealous octobaby this could really help his character arc

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Ian Burn, Diagram for a mirror piece / conception/occurrence, 1967; Description of a mirror piece, 1967; Diagram for a mirror piece / linguistic description,1967; Diagram for a mirror piece / showing reflex potential…, 1967; Diagram for a mirror piece / showing the multiple image..., 1967; Diagram for a mirror piece / showing variance of angle necessary …, 1967; Diagram for a mirror piece / side plan, 1967; I certify that I consider …, 1967; Further notes, 1968

The Tabloid Game

I see that some are confused by the CDL story showing up in The Parent Herald.  Don’t be.  This is how it works.  Smaller tabloid sites that can’t afford a large staff go fishing on other sites for stories they think will get clicks.  Then they modify them slightly so it doesn’t look like they just copied and they have their own “sources”.  And then another does the same and another and another.  By the time it hits the fifth tabloid, you probably won’t even recognize the original.  It will probably be Cait with Tobias and Sam is jealous, etc.

Trust me, I’ve seen this many times for ten years in my other fandom.  Don’t give it a second thought.  The Parent Herald has 77 followers on Twitter.  77.  I have more than that.

These stupid little sites make their money by click-based advertising.  The more clicks, the more they can show a potential online advertiser that they have followers.  It impacts the rate they can charge and how they charge it.  (Price per view and price per click).  And let’s face it.  Nothing brings clicks more than celebs dating, cheating or getting arrested.

This is not a comment on the original CDL article.  I still think that was planted by someone. 

But this showing up on any more smaller sites is just the way the Tabloid Game is played.

Off to work-don’t sweat the small stuff.

I love Zayn and Liam as individuals. Both of them are such talented artists and wonderful people. I want to be able to see both of them rise to their full potential and show any neigh-sayers what they’re capable of. I hope that both of them are happy and healthy and have full control of their careers and personal lives.

They are an amazing couple. I don’t believe either of them is “less worthy” or “doesn’t deserve” the other. And if I did, I wouldn’t actively support their relationship in any way. They spent some of the most challenging years in their lives together side by side. They grew into themselves together and probably learned a lot about themselves as individuals through their relationship. Any positive and healthy relationship, regardless of whether it’s platonic or romantic, tends to bring out the best attributes person, that’s a good thing. But it wouldn’t be such a positive relationship if they weren’t both “good for each other”.

I love both Zayn and Liam outside of their relationship, but I also love them in the scope of their relationship. I don’t understand how people can claim to support and love their relationship while saying that one “is too good” for the other or that Zayn/Liam’s only redeeming quality is their relationship. Maybe you’re just stanning the aesthetics of the relationship and not the actual relationship.

Filed under: There’s only so much the Mist can do

fandom: Percy Jackson & the Olympians
characters: Annabeth, Percy
pairing: Percabeth
words: 2230
description: Percy and Annabeth confuse the hell out of a poor real estate agent. Not on purpose, mind you. (AO3.)


Most days, Callie likes her job just fine. The hours are average, as is the pay, and her colleagues don’t mind making coffee for the whole office. Granted, the amount of paperwork may be a little above average, but at least she always has house viewings to look forward to. She loves showing people around potential new homes. Listening to them talk about their plans and dreams feels like getting a glimpse of a happy future.

That’s why millennials are her favorite clients—she loves the excitement and relief on their faces when they realize they can move into a place of their own after all. Not too long ago, Callie felt the same, and now that she’s fully moved into her girlfriend’s apartment, she’s determined to make everyone feel as blessed with their home as she does.

“House viewing today,” she tells her colleague Marcia, who’s just stopped by with some paperwork. “A couple, I think, Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase. They’re moving here from San Francisco, can you imagine?”

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ok so i’ve heard there were some “”“spoilers”“”“ from the season 3 live taping and (is that even legal btw) i’ve seen people saying like "if xxx ship happens i’ll stop watching” and honestly i’m like ???
Everyone of us has their ships. Everyone of us would like their ship canon for sure. But the show is so much more than that. I find the non ship related episodes equally interesting. Don’t forget that this show has soooo much potential,don’t make it the mere purpose of ships.
I’m sure the writers know what they’re doing.