*goes to look up something on Wikipedia*
Four hours later…
"Oh yeah, I was watching/reading something, wasn’t I?"
Imagine an alternate universe in which all the ice age pluvial lakes remained as they were until the present day, altering the history of the American West.
Appearing confused, it takes President Obama 6 minutes to cast ballot. He also breaks the rules by speaking with his fellow voters. The news people don’t seem to take any notice of this.
Countries by their worst fears. Europeans and Americans focus on inequality as greatest danger.
>religious and ethnic hatred in the UK
oh lord… that’s hilarious, depressing and eye opening…
>inequality in western countries
You know a country doesn’t have real massive problems if..
The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant had everyone in the city killed.”
Sticking tape on a frosted glass makes it see through. Air and glass have a very different refractive index, so if you have a rough glass surface, the incoming light is scattered in all directions, thus blurring the image you see through it.
Tape has a similar refractive index as glass, so if you stick it to frosted glass, the sticky material will fill out the little bumps in the glass. The non-sticky side is practically flat, so by sticking tape to the frosted side of glass that’s frosted on one side, you are essentially making it flat again, and making the glass clear.
Cultural appropriation: Taking something sacred to a culture and misusing it or mocking it. Examples include feather headdresses as part of “indian costumes”, cross or crucifix burnings, wearing a hijab without submitting to Allah, “black Masses”, stereotyping any culture (regardless of race), blackface/yellowface/redface/whiteface, misrepresenting people’s gods, Protestantism (on a technicality), and alternative medicine/the New Age movement.
NOT cultural appropriation: Adopting a fashion from another culture and putting a new spin on it, World’s Fairs, watching anime, learning another language, “frohawks”, Chinese character tattoos, ideas and innovations spreading across cultures, allophilia in general, white rappers, Bo Derek’s cornrows, imitation, Rangaku, teenage boys in saggy pants, henna, dream-catchers, pinatas, yoga, buckskin clothing, trinkets tourists collect, tea drinking outside Asia, cosplaying, suburban belly-dance classes, white people eating tacos, the Romans borrowing Greek culture, philosophy, politics, and architecture, Americans adopting and perfecting pizza, and Rock n’ Roll.
I mean, it’s funny though. If you want the prime example of the most historically oppressed group of people, you don’t have anything on the struggles of the Jews. Jews clearly win the Oppression Olympics.
"But but but but but they don’t know what it’s liikeee to be Hispaaaniccc or blaack. You’re whiiiiiiiiite."
And who again, killed the Jews in Spain? Who enslaved them in Africa? My memory seems to be failing me here.
I’m just saying, when you go out and say “ur just white u dont kow wat oppression is”, well.
The best part is that they don’t even complain about it.
"Wait, where is your collar? Does Jesus know you escaped? Are you judging me now? "
Does Jesus know you escaped
Reblogging for “does Jesus know you escaped”
this took me a full minute to process…
I want to see AUs with all the other Classic Doctors in the Time War, because it’s a conflict out of time anyways and it might as well have happened to any of them, right?
I want to see what would happen to One, who’s so young and inexperienced, who still hasn’t really shaken off all his Time Lord programming/Gallifreyan upbringing, if he were plunged into the midst of the conflict. Just how averse would he really be to violence? How much would he buy into the party line? Oh, God, what would happen to Susan?
I want to see Two, funny and clever and a little bit childish, forced to fight for the Time Lords. Could the Time War catalyze those flashes of darkness he displayed into something as scheming and powerful as Seven’s manipulative traits? Would he panic as things disintegrate and spin out of his grasp near the end of the War?
I want to see what the Time War would do to Three, who pretends to be a action hero, who wouldn’t have the luxury of being easily ruffled and retreating into himself to sulk during the War, who can fight like a cornered cat for the people he loves and who cares too much underneath it all. Would Three, with his blocked mind and broken TARDIS, be at the beck and call of the Time Lords - or, even worse, be caught off guard when the war stared?
I want to see a terrifying, powerful, alien Four, trying to moralize his way though the decisions he’s going to be forced to make. Would Four take the presidency again? Would he be willing to make the same choice he would eventually make, in a later regeneration? Would he have the right, or would he save or damn the universe differently?
I want to see how Fivey trying to be as moral and kind as Five could be, tired and careworn and caring, and then turn ruthless when the Daleks finally go too far, when the Time Lords finally go too far. I can see Five ending the Time War the same way he would eventually end it in canon, and it scares me, a bit. I’m not sure he would be able to forgive himself after, and I’m not sure what kind of Sixth Doctor he’d regenerate into.
I want to see Six forced into the War, concerned and angry for the well-being of all the innocent beings caught up in it, full of self-righteousness and fury and, underneath it all, deep and desperate fear. I want to see Six bombastically commanding a contingent of his fellow Time Lords against the Daleks and then stopping and realizing what he’s doing.
I want to see how dark Seven could go, how well he could mastermind the entire Time Lord strategy. I want to see Seven defeat the Daleks and stop the Time Lords at their extremes and try to save his own soul into the bargain - now that would be a hat trick - and I want to see Ace right there with him.
Most of all, I want to see how the Time War would change the Doctor, had it happened to him earlier, and how the Doctor would change the Time War. I don’t think either - any of the Doctor’s later regenerations that would branch off after that point or the universe itself - would necessarily be the same afterwards, and I think that’s fascinating.