July 27, 2014   1,122 notes

roachpatrol:

dontapproach:

this is rly gay i’m sorry (based on this post)

perfect babes

Ahahahaha this is approaching perfect.

Tags: animorphs

July 26, 2014   15,343 notes

4ragon:

I bet before Carlos moved to Night Vale he used to regularly reinvent really useless household appliances all the time.

Like ‘Hey check this out it looks like a regular umbrella but it’s also COMPLETELY FIREPROOF’

and everyone would be like ‘Carlos why the hell would anyone NEED a fireproof umbrella if it’s already raining seriously stick to science’

but in Night Vale everyones like ‘Aw man this is PERFECT for when it starts raining fire/gasoline/literal death’ and Carlos is just like ‘My time has come’

(via roachpatrol)

Tags: wtnv i like this as much as the 'waves half a bunsen burner around' headcanon.

July 25, 2014   18 notes
Ch. 900: Check

So long to the last of the translating efforts of DCTP, thank you for years of effort, and onward to another quarter decade or four of Detective Conan.

Ch. 900: Check

So long to the last of the translating efforts of DCTP, thank you for years of effort, and onward to another quarter decade or four of Detective Conan.

Tags: dctp detective conan meitantei conan detective conan translation project the detective midget march barrels ahead with no sign of stopping

July 25, 2014   547 notes

“ Look at me, Your Honor, I’m the same as you! ”

A giant spider, to the human king. (via outofcontextdnd)

Tags: oocdnd

July 22, 2014   8 notes

professorsparklepants:

Just ordered both Girl Genius novels AND Raising Steam. Yessssss.

Venture forth into the poor prose which eventually evolves into readable prose, brave traveler.

July 20, 2014   48,894 notes
peppercrow:

get them out of here sam

peppercrow:

get them out of here sam

(via roachpatrol)

Tags: the winter soldier marvel

July 19, 2014   5,355 notes
gingerhaze:

I got you some Buff Girl Cap and Bucky ok

How did you know exactly what I wanted.

gingerhaze:

I got you some Buff Girl Cap and Bucky ok

How did you know exactly what I wanted.

Tags: ahh look what a mess bucky is

July 19, 2014   78 notes
danshive:

I fixed it you guys.

…It does look better like this (YOU GIANT TROLL).

danshive:

I fixed it you guys.

…It does look better like this (YOU GIANT TROLL).

Tags: can you blame us shive. them failing to comment on it right after calling him 'the pink-haired chick' sets our coloring error senses a-tingling. but this is egs so the answer be anything from a lapse in attention to magic sub-dimensional parasite whales. EGS

July 19, 2014   5,205 notes
wildparsnip:

my loves !!!

wildparsnip:

my loves !!!

Tags: homestuck kids

July 19, 2014   34 notes

The Storm King

iztarshi:

brawltogethernow:

iztarshi:

 

Yeah, they keep talking about Agatha “keeping them”. And the Castle’s reaction seems to be “oh, he rules an Empire? This seems like he’s worth your attention”. I think they’d consider them consorts even if she did marry them, though.

But, yeah, I think in their minds “Heterodyne” trumps everything. So Agatha’s first kid — legitimate or not — would be the Heterodyne first and ruling an Empire too just means the Empire is now Mechanicsburg’s.

Thinking of it, the whole Girl Genius world seems more concerned with blood than legitimacy than its historical equivalent? Maybe from developing DNA testing early. Like, the Baron’s empire isn’t a traditional ancient and noble ruling house or anything, but it’s still noteworthy that nobody seems to mind that they seriously think Klaus might have grown Gil in a tube. It’s definitely not common knowledge that he’s married. The closest I can think to it being brought up as relevant is the “half of Europa” line, which Tarvek [edit: ZOLA] counters with political recognition. So it may not even be a Heterodyne eccentricity.

It’s really hard to guess the role of legitimacy. The Jäger Generals bring it up in regards to Agatha (“could be a by-blow”), but possibly in the context of wondering where she even came from. Klaus is… snide as hell about it, actually (“or a surprise on Barry’s part?”) because he’s a jerk when he’s upset, but doesn’t seem to consider it as making her any less dangerous politically.

Gil’s legitimacy is possibly not an issue because the Fifty Families already consider Klaus’s rule so illegitimate by their standards that where he got his heir is the least of their worries. Or maybe the Great Houses, as opposed to the Fifty Families, are actually really lax about this? Sure, some people make their heirs in test tubes, just like some people get revived. Not a problem.

I get the feeling that part of the mess of people trying to claim the title of Storm King might have had to do with him having a lot of illegitimate children to begin with and no legitimate ones. So whose claim trumps whose has been a bit complicated. But that’s pure speculation.

I think that was all speculation about the actual logistics of her origin. None of it seems to have to do with inheritance or politics. Whereas revivification in succession is elaborated on in comparatively extreme detail. So maybe it’s really a non-issue.

There’s so little conclusive information on that bloodline. But it’s not much of a stretch assume that the ancestors of our current conspirators would have to have been illegitimate, and that there were enough of them to muddle a clear line of succession. I would like to further propose that nobody in that quarter has had their deals together since Valois actually died.

Tags: girl genius

July 19, 2014   89,257 notes

roachpatrol:

5herlockholme5:

favabean05:

marvelous-super-detective:

psychologicalstorm:

ckeichan:

I enjoyed the new Captain America movie quite a bit. But I knew its soundtrack was missing something.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAA

These are tears streaming down my face

I cried. I am still crying. I will forever be crying at this.

I can’t stop laughing omfg

i think i fractured something from laughing so hard jeSUS

i thought this would be yackety sax but it was even better

(Source: rubitrightintomyeyes)

Tags: the winter soldier marvel

July 19, 2014   34 notes

The Storm King

iztarshi:

azzandra:

iztarshi:

 

I suppose I’d taken this to be the beginning of the poem. “Valois was defeating all the Sparks and then he met this one he couldn’t” and then continuing, in verses we don’t see, to tell about how he built Sturmhalten and fought him to a standstill and then met Euphrosynia etc. Reading it as, in itself, a whole summary with Euphrosynia as the Heterodyne hadn’t occurred to me. I admit that reading makes sense, too, but I couldn’t say it’s obvious :D At least to me.

I doubt Euphrosynia was her Father’s cat’s paw as such, too, and I do think there’s a parallel to Agatha. Marrying either of the boys would mean subordinating Mechanicsburg, since they intend to rule the whole of Europe. Even Violetta’s reasoning only works while Tarvek’s still working with a small powerbase, once he’s working on a larger scale than Agatha Mechanicsburg risks being absorbed. I doubt she’d kill them to make the point, however.

There seem to be a lot of ways of referring to Heterodynes with different connotations. Lord or Lady Heterodyne (in charge, normal nobility title), the Heterodyne (unclear, possible a title), your Heterodyne (Carson to Van — Agatha is not Carson’s Heterodyne in the same way since he served others), Heterodyne Girl (a bit dismissive, a pawn in the conspiracy, or Klaus uses it even before knowing about that, but it reduces her to what she means to people not who she is), Heterodyne Boys (seems to connote innocence/adventure, even when they were no longer literally boys, marks them as part of a younger generation), Old Heterodynes (just about everyone before the Boys).

Nobody in Mechanicsburg seems to expect Agatha to actually marry Gil or Tarvek, either! They refer to them as her consorts, and they talk about Agatha producing Heterodyne heirs with them, but if anything, Mechanicsburgers seem to expect Agatha’s consorts to be subordinate to her. It’s like, “I don’t care if you’re heir to an empire out there, pal, between these here walls you better know your place.” (I’m not sure how Western Europe handled these things, but rulers in Moldavia and Wallachia could recognize their bastard sons as heirs. And even if there wasn’t local precedent, I suspect the Heterodynes would have done what they wanted anyway and nobody could have stopped them.)

Yeah, they keep talking about Agatha “keeping them”. And the Castle’s reaction seems to be “oh, he rules an Empire? This seems like he’s worth your attention”. I think they’d consider them consorts even if she did marry them, though.

But, yeah, I think in their minds “Heterodyne” trumps everything. So Agatha’s first kid — legitimate or not — would be the Heterodyne first and ruling an Empire too just means the Empire is now Mechanicsburg’s.

Thinking of it, the whole Girl Genius world seems more concerned with blood than legitimacy than its historical equivalent? Maybe from developing DNA testing early. Like, the Baron’s empire isn’t a traditional ancient and noble ruling house or anything, but it’s still noteworthy that nobody seems to mind that they seriously think Klaus might have grown Gil in a tube. It’s definitely not common knowledge that he’s married. The closest I can think to it being brought up as relevant is the “half of Europa” line, which Tarvek counters with political recognition. So it may not even be a Heterodyne eccentricity.

Tags: though that line's always kind of confused me girl genius

July 19, 2014   97,415 notes

exorcizamus-te-omnis-immundus:

pumpkinology:

Always reblog old school destiel.

OLD SCHOOL DESTIEL

(Source: i-think-i-m-adorable, via mediocre-satan)

Tags: spn

July 18, 2014   4 notes

iztarshi:

brawltogethernow:

iztarshi:

brawltogethernow said: It makes sense, doesn’t it? Lightning seems to be catch-all symbolism for mad science in Girl Genius. (So…Storm King = Lightning King = King of Sparks?)

Hmm, yes. Gil calling down lightning seems to link him to the Storm King but… it’s not that impressive? I mean, it’s impressive that he does so well at it, but throwing lightning around seems to be something a lot of Sparks do or try to do on some level.

Klaus actively controlling the Sparks is more along the lines of what the Storm King did (and how much of the “making a Storm King shaped hole in the world” consisted of preventing people from noticing someone was already doing his job?).

I think a lot of it might have been about overemphasizing the need for a Storm King as a mythic figure rather than a political one. You can only distract from Klaus basically doing all the Storm King was doing politically by calling him a base tyrant so much. So, work in a medium where reason takes a back seat — make it a mythical matter, more of an Arthur will return to Albion thing, so Europa needs its Storm King.

 

Someday I kind of want to reread the comic and collect every usage of lightning just to see how it metes out.

Hm, yes. “Peace to Europa” — and don’t encourage people to ask by what means, or for who, or how that’s different from merely stopping the long war.

I’d be very interested in seeing that list, but you’d certainly have your work cut out! Titles, swear words, polka music, and that’s if you don’t include it’s literal uses.

Oh man, I’d have to include all the references to it plus literal appearances of lighting plus electricity usage with Jacob’s ladders clearly meant to be evocative of lightning. So basically a screencap or note for every third page.

Tags: girl genius JUST ELECTROCUTE IT

July 18, 2014   4 notes

iztarshi:

brawltogethernow said: It makes sense, doesn’t it? Lightning seems to be catch-all symbolism for mad science in Girl Genius. (So…Storm King = Lightning King = King of Sparks?)

Hmm, yes. Gil calling down lightning seems to link him to the Storm King but… it’s not that impressive? I mean, it’s impressive that he does so well at it, but throwing lightning around seems to be something a lot of Sparks do or try to do on some level.

Klaus actively controlling the Sparks is more along the lines of what the Storm King did (and how much of the “making a Storm King shaped hole in the world” consisted of preventing people from noticing someone was already doing his job?).

I think a lot of it might have been about overemphasizing the need for a Storm King as a mythic figure rather than a political one. You can only distract from Klaus basically doing all the Storm King was doing politically by calling him a base tyrant so much. So, work in a medium where reason takes a back seat — make it a mythical matter, more of an Arthur will return to Albion thing, so Europa needs its Storm King.

 

Someday I kind of want to reread the comic and collect every usage of lightning just to see how it metes out.

Tags: girl genius