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Jul 29

Via the coworker who sent me the horse lime: Did shrooms, went to SDCC, texted my GF the whole thing.

Minus everything to do with shrooms, there are definitely things in here that are an accurate representation of my state of mind by the time we got to the airport on Monday. The two excerpts above in particular.


Jul 27
nerdpromnomnom:

notionblur:

Hodor.

Hodor.

Hodor.

nerdpromnomnom:

notionblur:

Hodor.

Hodor.

Hodor.


Oh nothing, just chilling on the Iron Throne with my iPad.

Oh nothing, just chilling on the Iron Throne with my iPad.


Jul 26
nerdpromnomnom:

I’m trying to come to terms with the existence of a Peter Capaldi action figure.

nerdpromnomnom:

I’m trying to come to terms with the existence of a Peter Capaldi action figure.


“Alan Rickman, that’s the default evil AI. Or Gary Oldman.” Nick Cole, “Sci-fi, Robots, and AI, Oh My!”

nerdpromnomnom:

I will never not find family cosplay completely adorable.

All this and more from me, rocketsandrayguns, chicklittumbls, and notionblur at nerdpromnomnom.

nerdpromnomnom:

I will never not find family cosplay completely adorable.

All this and more from me, rocketsandrayguns, chicklittumbls, and notionblur at nerdpromnomnom.


Jul 25
I briefly considered cropping my stupid face out of this, but that kind of defeats the purpose of these THIS REALLY HAPPENED things so.

After fretting the whole way up about what I was going to say, I finally told him how excited I am for Crimson Peak, and thanked him for Pacific Rim and in particular for Mako Mori, who meant a lot to me. This was where I almost started crying. Del Toro told me that she’s going to be extremely significant in the animated series. “Thank you for your words,” he said, and added that he was very glad to know that Mako was appreciated and loved.

I briefly considered cropping my stupid face out of this, but that kind of defeats the purpose of these THIS REALLY HAPPENED things so.

After fretting the whole way up about what I was going to say, I finally told him how excited I am for Crimson Peak, and thanked him for Pacific Rim and in particular for Mako Mori, who meant a lot to me. This was where I almost started crying. Del Toro told me that she’s going to be extremely significant in the animated series. “Thank you for your words,” he said, and added that he was very glad to know that Mako was appreciated and loved.


Jul 24
nerdpromnomnom:

This little kid was in the autograph line for Guillermo del Toro. When del Toro spotted him, he gave the kid that two-fisted salute. It’s the most adorable thing I’ve seen all week.

Also, I got Cabinet of Curiosities signed. More on this later.

nerdpromnomnom:

This little kid was in the autograph line for Guillermo del Toro. When del Toro spotted him, he gave the kid that two-fisted salute. It’s the most adorable thing I’ve seen all week.

Also, I got Cabinet of Curiosities signed. More on this later.


Jul 23

robespierristwildean:

Oh my god I was comparing the censored and uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray again and in the uncensored version Lord Henry has 27 pictures of Dorian in his possession but they censored it to be 17. 27 whoa way too gay bring that down to a reasonable heterosexual number like 17 no homo! 

27 or 17, the funniest part about this is thinking about what an undertaking it was to get a photo taken of oneself in the late 19th century. These aren’t smartphone selfies, you know? By then, it was still faster than it had been with earlier techniques (which could take up to five minutes for an exposure), but it still wasn’t a cheap and fast hobby. And Dorian’s photos are probably proper studio portraits too.

And Lord Henry accumulates this wealth of images over the course of what, a month?

And now, let us take a moment and ponder the possibilities of a modern AU Lord Henry and his Instagram feed. Or his Facebook page. He’s totally the friend whose feed you quietly start to block because omg Harry you’re getting EMBARRASSING.

(via partymage)


19th Century Clients from Hell

clientsfromhell:

Charles Babbage received funds from the English Treasury between 1823 to 1842 to build his engine. Today, we would know that engine to be more akin to a mechanical computer.

Babbage recorded his interactions with two members of parliament. It went as follows:

On two occasions I have been asked,—

“Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?”

I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

(via immlass)


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