Introversion of a Teenage Poet

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Southampton Can Survive, Despite Mass Exodus

The twitter-verse was full of abuse directed at the Southampton owner, and numerous people condemning them to relegation, but this article outlines why both actions are premature.

The answer is 4 years. What is the question?

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thefuzzletor:

Inspirational pokemon photos.

Most of these are really clever and awesome, I just have a couple of issues:
For the top one, Feebas evolves into Milotic when either holding a special item, or when its condition has been raised using pokéblocks to the point that it’s beauty has been maxed out. So it is less an advert for “you can change” and more so “you can change if you get work done to make you more beautiful” so if anything that one is an advocate for plastic surgery.

And for the Magikarp to Gyarados one, yes the point is good about the improvement, which is perhaps more extreme in this case than any other evolution in the pokémon universe, but it is poorly worded. Struggle is the move that a pokémon uses when all its moves run out of PP, and it causes tiny damage while suffering relatively large recoil damage until it faints. Realistically what a Magikarp does is Splash around until its trainer switches it out.

In other news, I played a little too much pokémon as a child..

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eternal-queen-cosmos:

iprayforangels:

suddin:

ectricark:

imsirius:

#THEY DON’T WRITE EM LIKE THIS ANYMORE

[echoes of eleven blowing up cybermen to get information in the distance]

People who don’t love Nine are the dumbest.

People think that Nine is dark sullen and a killer. They’re wrong. Nine not dark. He’s light and happy and in love. He wear a leather jacket and is the closest Doctor the the Time War but he is not dark. He is a light person who is fighting his dark past. He knows what he’s done and is fighting to write his wrongs. He just wants everyone to live.

Eleven on the other hand is the exact opposite. People think he’s a puppy in a fez. They’re wrong. He is not happy and joyful. He’s careless. He is having adventures while ruining lives and killing people. He is the man who forgets. He has forgotten the pain he felt after what he did and now is so comfortable killing.

He doesn’t remember Nine. Nine, the Doctor with depression. Nine, the Doctor who fell in love with an nineteen year old shop girl who didn’t need a magic back story to be special. Nine, the Doctor who went and saved his friends without killing. Nine, the Doctor who chose to lose instead of causing loss.

Nine chooses to give up being a god. Eleven pretends he is a god. Nine would make a merciful god. Eleven acts like a vengeful god. Nine is a puppy in a leather jacket. Eleven is a a killer in a fez.

Thank you for everything written above.

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Yet another Galactico, now where will he fit in?

Real Madrid have signed James Rodriguez, but what position will he play?

On Vaccines…

If you are anti-vaccines, you are wrong. In fact, your opinion is not only wrong, but severely dangerous to yourself, and your children. Vaccines are a fantastic medical discovery, and we should be grateful that, thanks to the work of Edward Jenner (who used cowpox as a vaccine to prevent smallpox), we are mostly protected against some diseases that would otherwise be very common. The myth that they can cause autism is exactly that: a myth. It was initiated by fabricated results, and proper studies have shown that they do not cause autism. Unless the person is allergic to the vaccine, any side effects are so minimal that there is not even a discussion to be had about risks vs benefits, because the benefit of immunization crushes the risks completely.

In most areas (religion, politics, sports etc) it is great that people have a wide range of opposing and contrasting opinions, but when it comes to vaccines, there are those who are right, and those who are wrong. Don’t allow people to be anti-vaccine, especially if there is a child who will miss out on immunization as a result of its parent’s idiocy. If you have friends who are anti-vaccine, don’t let them continue being so, convince them otherwise.

fajitastic:

'do it for the vine'

image

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Coin

Discard it; it is worthless.
A token of greed, a machine-crafted weapon,
Utilised for destruction, construction, and all that
Exists in the void between;
Its value assigned is arbitrary, imaginary:
A virtual tool rules the Earth.

Preyed on by humans, the terrible parents,
A brain-child lies defeated,
Yet its life-support never expires,
Breathing despite being devoid of air,
Fictional atmospheres for an entity
Struggling for survival.

Defiler of dreams, assassin of aspiration,
Usually silent, but the clinking invades the mind,
Overwhelming as a mere dagger in the pocket,
Orchestrating wars from the safest position of all:
The state of non-existence;
Now spiralled beyond our control,
The coin will seldom be destroyed.

mttbellamy:

Muse discography scanned - Black Holes & Revelations + Interior bonus

seriously if you don’t like this album

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mttbellamy:

Muse discography scanned - Absolution

best fuckin design for lyrics ever

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knifeeared:

orlesianscum:

ubersaur:

like fuck this place for real tho. I walk in and a lady gets stabbed. I walk around more and some dude drags me into a haunted house and makes me kill him. I walk around more and my new buddy is murdered by the guards that are now trying to arrest me. fuck this place. Im not about this life.

and just before you walk in “This is Markarth, traveler, safest city in the Reach!”

don’t forget the cannibals

and the slavery in the mine, the giant spider, the Thalmor acting like he owns the place and the innocent shop assistant who hires a group of assassins to kill her ex…

knifeeared:

orlesianscum:

ubersaur:

like fuck this place for real tho. I walk in and a lady gets stabbed. I walk around more and some dude drags me into a haunted house and makes me kill him. I walk around more and my new buddy is murdered by the guards that are now trying to arrest me. fuck this place. Im not about this life.

and just before you walk in “This is Markarth, traveler, safest city in the Reach!”

don’t forget the cannibals

and the slavery in the mine, the giant spider, the Thalmor acting like he owns the place and the innocent shop assistant who hires a group of assassins to kill her ex…

(via thelittlecheshire-cat)

Does it annoy anyone else when people put their success down to God? People who do that are basically saying that they are the ones chosen to be great, and that God helped them while ignoring everyone else. More importantly though, if you achieved something good, why undermine all the hard work and talent it took to manage it by suggesting that you had super-human help?

staff:

envoya:

this must be what tumblr looks like irl

this is exactly what tumblr looks like irl

staff:

envoya:

this must be what tumblr looks like irl

this is exactly what tumblr looks like irl

(via contradictions-and-metaphors)

On the LGBT acronym…

The LGBT acronym seems to be constantly expanding. It was originally simply Lesbian, Gay, and Bi-sexual and Transgender, but others were added, such as Asexual and Questioning, and now there are so many various sexualities and genders that it would be useless as an acronym if all were included. So, in that sense, it is barely fit for purpose anyway, but I have another key objection to it: transgenderism is an issue of gender, while the other three in the initial acronym are issues of sexuality.

It may sound obvious, but it is a distinction that gets lost when all these various complex aspects of human nature are just thrown into one bundle. Gender is whether someone identifies as male or female (or neither, or something in-between) while sexuality is which genders (and sexes) someone is attracted to. Naturally this means that one can be both transgender and gay (for example).

I think that there should be two different acronyms to help these issues, one that encompasses the various sexuality issues, and one for the various genders. I am not sure what the gender one would include, because I don’t know many of the newly identified genders, but for sexuality I would suggest that it should include:

Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, asexual, questioning. So something along the lines of LGBAQ. There are numerous other sexualities, so this is just an example based on the ones I know enough about. I opted not to include pansexual, because I am not convinced that it is different to bi-sexual, both mean that one is attracted to multiple genders (your own + others, which is two things, if you want to justify it with etymology). Demi-sexual is arguably another important one to include, but I am yet to be convinced that it is a sexuality rather than a personal preference, but I am open to being persuaded otherwise on that one.

Ultimately, the point of this post is to highlight that the LGBT acronym does no favours to transgender people, and creates the misconception that it is an issue of sexuality. Gender and sexuality are two very different issues, and should be treated as such.

Note: Apologies if you are reading this and notice that I have not mentioned the sexuality that you identify as, like I said I am aware that there are lots, but I am unfamiliar with the details. If you are thinking that, tell me of some others and I will go and educate myself about them. If anyone who reads this identifies as pansexual rather than bi-sexual, please tell me why, I am interested, is it for cultural perception reasons, or do you feel that my definitions are wrong and that your chosen word describes you better?