100 Faces I like - Gina Torres
Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan on the sex scene [in Kill Your Darlings] that made headlines +
There seems to be a whole generation of young actors coming up who honestly don’t give a crap about the gender of their on screen romances and are willing to call reporters on their bull shit.
the most accurate post on tumblr
I think I’m doing this right…
dammit England, stop making us look bad D:
*goes back in time and convinces my mom to raise me in England*
this really makes me angry. My gf cries herself to sleep sometimes because college is too fucking expensive here in the states.
I’m 27 and I really want to go back to school and I can’t. It’s just too expensive for me to afford with the job I have. Here in the states, they don’t want you to succeed if you are poor. It’s easier to kick someone when they are down. I swear to God, I hate it here.
Bolding part of the above because it’s just oh so fucking true.
A huge part of the cause of this is the morbid fear of socialism in the US. Or anything vaguely remotely resembling socialism.
Oh god this is my future
I should just marry my British ex and move to England. FUCK USA school system.
I need to go to school full time but can’t if I work full time. Have to work full time to even afford school for being part time.
Scotland is Better than the U.S and England, In Scotland higher education is FREE, YEP FREEEEE!!!!! no tuition fees, excepts tranfer’s from ucas credits, transcripts are free, If you are a student that has kids, no big deal free child care, Free parking, the government will also actually pay you to go by giving your a regular sum of money each month, and the university will give you financial aid on top of the governments money. ALSO incase you are wondering we have free health care, free prescriptions, free child care, etc etc……
BRB, moving to Scotland
appreciate brown eyes more bc the people with brown eyes are grown up forcing to believe fuckin blue and green and grey are beautiful and either detest or get incredibly happy when someone compliments their eye color stop letting this happen
there are people with brown eyes reblogging this and theyre talking about still being sad with their eye color and this is exactly why we need hype about brown eyes
I love brown eyes!
chead said: hey what's up with the "!" in fandoms? i.e. "fat!<thing>" just curious thaxxx <3
I have asked this myself in the past and never gotten an answer.
Maybe today will be the day we are both finally enlightened.
woodsgotweird said: man i just jumped on the bandwagon because i am a sheep. i have no idea where it came from and i ask myself this question all the time
Maybe someone made a typo and it just got out of hand?
I kinda feel like panic!at the disco started the whole exclamation point thing and then it caught on around the internet, but maybe they got it from somewhere else, IDK.
The world may never know…
Maybe it’s something mathematical?
I’ve been in fandom since *about* when Panic! formed and the adjective!character thing was already going strong, pretty sure it predates them.
It’s a way of referring to particular variations of (usually) a character — dark!Will, junkie!Sherlock, et cetera. I have suspected for a while that it originated from some archive system that didn’t accommodate spaces in its tags, so to make common interpretations/versions of the characters searchable, people started jamming the words together with an infix.
(Lately I’ve seen people use the ! notation when the suffix isn’t the full name, but is actually the second part of a common fandom portmanteau. This bothers me a lot but it happens, so it’s worth being aware of.)
"Bang paths" (! is called a "bang"when not used for emphasis) were the first addressing scheme for email, before modern automatic routing was set up. If you wanted to write a mail to the Steve here in Engineering, you just wrote "Steve" in the to: field and the computer sent it to the local account named Steve. But if it was Steve over in the physics department you wrote it to phys!Steve; the computer sent it to the "phys" computer, which sent it in turn to the Steve account. To get Steve in the Art department over at NYU, you wrote NYU!art!Steve- your computer sends it to the NYU gateway computer sends it to the "art" computer sends it to the Steve account. Etc. ("Bang"s were just chosen because they were on the keyboard, not too visually noisy, and not used for a huge lot already).
It became pretty standard jargon, as I understand, to disambiguate when writing to other humans. First phys!Steve vs the Steve right next to you, just like you were taking to the machine, then getting looser (as jargon does) to reference, say, bearded!Steve vs bald!Steve.
So I’m guessing alternate character version tags probably came from that.