therefore aliens

i know that some gross male dudebro is going to mansplain star trek to me at some point in my life, and at that moment i will cut him off with a theatrical “oh, the sound of male ego. you travel halfway across the galaxy, and it’s still the same song.”

this is an excellent response for 3 reasons.

1. The quote is actually from star trek, so if he doesn’t get the reference, it means it’s likely that I know more about the show than he does.

2. If he does get the reference, he’ll have to eat his fucking words

3. if he doesn’t get the reference, he will assume you have been halfway across the galaxy and are therefore an alien. and of course it is always good to have at least one person convinced you are an alien.

that concludes this text post. have a nice day

please give pidge a robot girlfriend in season 3
lance will tease her abt it and she’ll be like “lance ur literally dating a big fluffy purple alien leave me alone”
keith yells from the next room “I’M STILL NOT PURPLE”

harry: i need to convince the world that i am a human and not an alien…therefore, i must mimic human emotion while on social media

harry’s brain: try saying something to show you are excited like “yay” or “exciting”

harry: what about how fun?

harry’s brain: yes that sounds great

@Harry_Styles: how fun!

harry’s brain: no that is too excited…they’ll be suspicious….

@Harry_Styles: how fun.

harry’s brain: that is perfect. incredibly natural. I’m so proud of you.

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Fifth Element song “Il Dolce Suono” performed by Zhang Liangying

Quote from composer Eric Serra

“For the scene to work, we needed her to sound like an alien, therefore we had to create notes that no human could sing. So I purposely wrote un-singable things, some too low, some too high, sentences that were too fast, I would then arrange it with the sampler.”

Also, the juxtaposition of Lena and Lillian is actually really interesting. Like Lena is the epitome of the ‘shades of gray’ personality type whereas Lillian very much the ‘black and white’ type. 

Take their attitude towards aliens. 

For Lillian, all aliens are evil, no exception. She was eager and willing to leave Supergirl (and Mon-El) on the ship, even though Supergirl had helped Lillian get her daughter back. She doesn’t care that Supergirl is trying to do good. And that she actually helped Lillian. She just knows the Supergirl is an alien and therefore by virtue must be evil. The worst human is still better than the best alien.

Then look at Lena who takes it more on a case by case basis. She obviously admires Supergirl and although an alien, knows that she is genuine in wanting to help people and even goes out of her way to help as well. While also being wary of dangerous aliens and knowing that they’re out there and everyone needs to be careful. And I think she also recognizes, in no small part thanks to Lex, that humans can often be more brutal than aliens can be. 

Like in 2x21 when Lillian was like “I thought you’d finally see my side.” Lillian sees the anti-alien thing as a zero sum, black and white situation. Whereas Lena, who had just been kidnapped and blackmailed by an alien, was still concerned about Supergirl’s safety and completely turned around by her mom’s cruelty. (Also goes to show that Lillian knows nothing about her daughter if she thought Lena would be okay with leaving Supergirl up there to her death). 

Supergirl

Calling all those strongly opposed to Karamel as a couple, Mon-El as a character, and the deplorable writing of the Supergirl staff and the toxic messages they’re sending: racism, sexism, misogyny.

We have the power to incite change. We have the power to turn the tables. Write them. Write media outlets. I’ve read some of your arguments, and they are great. Send them. Flood their inboxes. Give them all the negative press we can. Target the sponsors of the show.

If you are sick and tired of seeing them neglect Alex/Maggie in favor of Kara/Mon-El who spend 99% of the time arguing, tell them. If you are disgusted by the way The CW canned the interracial coupling of Kara/James as soon as they switched networks in favor of a white male, express yourself! If you are baffled by the message they are spreading by insinuating that we as women are supposed to forgive the man in the span of a few hours no matter how deeply betrayed or hurt we feel, let it be heard! If you are pissed because they sent M'gann to her home planet therefore alienating (pun intended) yet another black man to allow for more Mon-El screen time, shout it out! Whatever has struck a nerve with how terribly this season has gone all because of a privileged frat boy from Daxam crash landing on earth, let them know.

Don’t think it won’t matter. It will. Ratings matter. The show may be renewed for season 3, but we have the power to dictate how that season will play out. Storylines are NOT set in stone. We have to be proactive! Raise hell. Stand up for Kara Zor-El because clearly we cannot trust anyone else to do it for her. Let’s take our show back.

If anyone remembers the shit storm with The 100 and the whole Lincoln/Lexa thing, then you already know what a fandom can do when they write sponsors and fight for their voices to be heard.

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got into a spiel about comics on twitter and i want to reemphasize something

Key to a quality comic are (IMHO): 

Readability - it could have the best story with the best art with the best character but none of it matters if I don’t know the order of the panels or dialogue. Readability in the overall story is just as important. Stories suffer when it’s so wildly complicated that you need to take notes to understand it. Plus it alienates audiences with reading/comprehension disabilities. 

Interesting Story: Everyone has a different standard to which a story is considered interesting. This can usually be judged on the premise alone. Many stories start off strong and then fall into cliche’d and predictable territory, or abuses its audience. Stories abuse their audience by, making fun of their target audience, turning an important/widely favorited character into a cliche or gravestone with no important relation to the story, discriminating against a people group, and baiting by making promises without delivering. 

Fleshed out Characters: flat one-dimensional characters can only make a story so compelling. If I can summarize a character with the “____ one” and have someone completely understand the character without any further explanation then that character really isnt up to snuff with carrying an entire story. (aka cliche’s and tolkenism)  Unrelatability is also a huge factor. Too many comics don’t know what their audiences want or relate to. If it wants to relate to young women, then another gritty emotionless muscle man will target men with power fantasies and much less likely be relatable to the target audience of young women. And if the whole cast doesn’t include a huge demographic then it is therefore alienating that entire group of people. Who a comic excludes is as important as who it is including.

Visual Appeal: This does NOT mean well-drawn. Which is also very subjective and personal. Art style and color must reflect the mood and style of the story it is trying to tell. If a comic is supposed to be funny, but the character’s facial expressions don’t transmit the joke properly then the writing loses punch. If all the colors hinder the readability then it weakens the whole. The visual appeal also falls into the important category of being relatable. If the characters are depicted in an offensive manor towards a people group, then that’s who its alienating and effectively made at the expense of. Visual Appeal is pretty much the blanket that holds everything together and denotes the flow of the entire story.

(feel free to add to the discussion or send me asks abt it, i’d love to continue the conversion)

shitpost-no-kyojin  asked:

Who is most likely to believe in conspiracy theories? <3

Eren, Sasha, Mike

That reminds me that today I overheard a guy talking about the moon landing being impossible, because the computers of that time couldn’t have calculated the distances and routes of the moon’s and earth’s rotation and therefore aliens must’ve sent us this data. He also said that ages ago an extraterrestrial lifeform has hit earth and has been inactive for a long time until like 26 years ago or so. I have no idea why exactly 26 years ago, but he said so, so it must be true lol

real things about ben 10 canon:

  • gwen has magical powers because grandpa max got down with the roswell alien and therefore their family is all part alien
  • there was a special edition of the live action movie where the only difference is that for like, five minutes total of screentime, one alien is swapped out with a different alien who is never really explained and only appears like, once ever
  • ben renamed an alien once after CNN correspondent wolf blitzer
  • the excalibur is real. jekyll and hyde are real
  • according to the writer, heatblasts can have zits
  • ultraman is real but he’s named Way Big
  • alien frankenstein worked for an evil alien ghost

((anyways kon strikes me as the type of person who can watch 3 hours of ancient aliens and forget everything he knows about the world))

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It feels like everything Tim has ever known has been suddenly turned on its head.

Which, okay - granted - might be an exaggeration just because he’s actually going to bed but Kon is staying up and mindlessly staring at his laptop. But the scene makes him stare and he has to rub his eyes twice to make sure he’s not hallucinating.

It takes a minute before he finds his voice. And when he does, it sounds just as confused as he feels.

“Kon?” he asks, like he’s questioning if Kon is actually Kon. (And, like. Given the sheer number of times heroes have been brainwashed or replaced by an exact copy… He’s sure it’s warranted.) It takes him a minute to realize he hasn’t asked anything relevant, and thus hasn’t acquired his boyfriend’s attention. He clears his throat. “Kon. Um. Explanation?”

“Just a couple more?” Kon asks, and Tim doesn’t even know what he’s asking for; He can’t even see the screen. All Tim knows is those are puppy-dog eyes. And that he’s weak against puppy-dog eyes, damn Krypto.

–Or, they were puppy-dog eyes, until Kon is distracted by his laptop again and turns back to look at it. The effect still lingers, and Tim finds himself wary of taking away something that’s clearly holding his boyfriend’s attention.

So he doesn’t argue. But, he is still confused. 

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So you know how some sci-fi stories feature alien races or animals that like live in space and eat space dust or whatever? Well sound doesn’t travel in space therefore: deaf aliens. And better yet, aliens that don’t have vocal chords or ear drums at all because there’s no point. Aliens with crazy sharp eyesight so they can see signs from miles away if there’s nothing in their way. Aliens with MULTIPLE eyes so pick up information from all directions. Aliens that glow who send messages across long distances using biological light shows. Aliens with extremely complex languages made up of nothing but signs made using all parts of their bodies. Space aliens that actually live in space.

Symphony of Illumination [Spencer Reid Imagine]

*Requested* i love spencer reid imagines! if you wanna write anything about him, I’m game. I love angsty ones? Like ones where he breaks up with you and goes with Maeve and regrets it? or like ones where there’s just so much heart ache, y'know?

Author’s Note: This is low-key inspired by How I Met Your Mother and uses an outline from 7x12: “Symphony of Illumination”.

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damenemo  asked:

Distraction Ask! What are your thoughts or feelings about sickfics in historical settings? Some time periods but not others? Or do you prefer present-day-and-future-or-fantasy settings?

Thank you for the distraction ask! I really appreciate it.

Historical ones can be fun because of the less-advanced medical knowledge. Fantasy settings can kind of go in the same category, depending on the world it’s set in. Part of them can be really fun because fevers are more dangerous and ‘all we can do for him is wait’. But on the flip side, ‘all we can do for him is wait’. There could potentially be a lack of action/plot.

Ones set in the future are super fun too, because you can make up new diseases and therefore remedies. Alien diseases if you go the sci-fi route. You get a little more leeway with how you write it and read it. Fantasy based fics do the same thing.

But a sickfic is a sickfic, and I love them all!

It is through the very thing that initially seemed to exclude us from the Other – our question through which we came to see the Other as enigmatic, inaccessible, transcendent – that brings us together with the Other, because this question is the Other’s question, because the substance is the subject (let us not forget that the thing that defines the subject is the very question itself). Would it not therefore be possible to base Hegelian “dis-alienation” on Lacanian separation? Lacan defined separation as the superimposition of two lacks (cf. Lacan 1998a: 214); when the subject encounters the lack in the Other, he responds with a pre-existing lack, his own lack. In the process of alienation, the subject is confronted with a full, substantial Other, in whose depths there supposedly lies a “secret,” an unreachable treasure. “Dis-alienation,” therefore, has nothing to do with appropriating this secret; the subject never finally pierces into the Other’s hidden core – far from it, the subject simply experiences that this “hidden treasure” (agalma, the object-cause of desire) is already missing from the Other herself. “Dis-alienation” can be reduced to the act through which the subject perceives that the Other’s substantial secret is also a secret for the Other, in other words, the experience of a separation between the Other and its “secret,” the object little a.

Headcanon for Lexie Grey being Alex Danvers is just being backed up by the fact that both characters are actually called Alexandra. 

Lexie Grey did not die. Not really. She got called back to the DEO because of a big alien threat, therefore she had to ‘die’ and leave everyone in Seattle behind to return to National City. 

Also, Alex said she had to give up a medical career.

anonymous asked:

I think Sirius's family would have sneered more at Remus being a werewolf than Remus being halfblood since most wizards are halfblood and they aren't really judged for that. Its like pureblood-"the best", halfblood- ~neutral~ and muggleborn/halfbreed-"the worst". They definitely would have sneered at his muggle mother though.

Well the question there would be whether they knew remus was a werewolf; he wasn’t registered as a werewolf by his parents as far as I know, and Dumbledore only knew because he had spies amongst the gang fenrir hung out with, and he certainly wouldn’t have sent out a memo to all parents that there was a young werewolf in the school. Fenrir didn’t align himself to Voldemort until the second wizarding war, and so some time in the 70s, I don’t think the Blacks would have known that Remus was a werewolf. 

As for their feelings on half bloods; I get the sense that while they obviously despise muggleborns, they hate halfbloods in a different manner. Halfbloods are the offspring of “blood traitors”, which is to say they “betrayed” the wizarding community; they made a choice. They view muggleborns and muggles as sort of “other”, but halfbloods are the result of a decision to neglect blood status as important, which to pureblood families, is probably as equally repugnant. This is entirely up for debate though, and it was definitely muggleborns targeted first in the SWW, but I suspect that is just because they have fewer ties to the wizarding community, and are therefore easier to alienate; halfbloods and blood traitors would have been next.

Either way; I sort of imagined that comment within the context of the Blacks discussing the stupidity of blood traitors, and the then “lower” quality of their offspring or something nasty and foul like that, and little Sirius is just like “but Remus”.

And I think we have to remember that Remus was not only a half-blood, (which can be anyone with traceable muggle blood, really), he was the worst kind of half-blood, he was literally half muggle. Alongside that, while his father was renowned for his work when he was younger, we have to assume that in order to look after Remus he had to cut down his work load, and they were definitely a poor family, as well as sad and thin with worry and anxiety. On top of those already pretty shitty social circumstances, he was a werewolf, and while it wasn’t public knowledge, Sirius knew. And for eleven/twelve year old Sirius, who is just learning about prejudice and how what he’s been taught his entire life might be singularly wrong; to be confronted with Remus, the lowest of the low, would be pretty fucking revolutionary.