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Stella's adventures in Tumblrland. Tomb Raider walkthroughs at tombraiders.net, LEGO Indiana Jones at brickraiders.net, and on Twitter @stellalune.
  • September 14, 2014 2:45 pm
    hexzell:

I laugh in the face of danger.

    hexzell:

    I laugh in the face of danger.

  • September 14, 2014 10:38 am
    chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
-Morgan
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.
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    chakrabot:

    slitheringink:

    artofcarmen:

    fyeahwhovians:

    raygender:

    themediafix:

    Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

    This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

    Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

    they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

    This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

    I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

    In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

    I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

    Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

    Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

    -Morgan

    P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

    “ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

     limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

     limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

     limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

     limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

    DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

  • September 14, 2014 10:33 am

    "

    Recently, my husband and I burned through S1 of Orphan Black, which, as promised by virtually the entire internet, was awesome. But in all the praise I’d seen for it, a line from one review in particular stuck in my mind. The reviewer noted that, although the protagonist, Sarah, is an unlikeable character, her grifter skills make her perfectly suited to unravelling the mystery in which she finds herself. And as this was a positive review, I kept that quote in mind when we started watching, sort of by way of prewarning myself: you maybe won’t like Sarah, but that’s OK.

    But here’s the thing: I fucking loved Sarah. I mean, I get what the reviewer was trying to say, in that she’s not always a sympathetic character, but that’s not the same as her actually being unlikeable. And the more I watched, the more I found myself thinking: why is this quality, the idea of likeability, considered so important for women, but so optional for men – not just in real life, but in narrative? Because when it comes to guys, we have whole fandoms bending over backwards to write soulful meta humanising male characters whose actions, regardless of their motives, are far less complex than monstrous. We take male villains and redeem them a hundred, a thousand times over – men who are murderers, stalkers, abusers, kinslayers, traitors, attempted or successful rapists; men with personal histories so bloody and tortured, it’s like looking at a battlefield. In doing this, we exhibit enormous compassion for and understanding of the nuances of human behaviour – sympathy for circumstance, for context, for motive and character and passion and rage, the heartache and, to steal a phrase, the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to; and as such, regardless of how I might feel about the practice as applied in specific instances, in general, it’s a praiseworthy endeavour. It helps us to see human beings, not as wholly black and white, but as flawed and complicated creatures, and we need to do that, because it’s what we are.

    But when it comes to women, a single selfish or not-nice act – a stolen kiss, a lie, a brushoff – is somehow enough to see them condemned as whores and bitches forever. We readily excuse our favourite male characters of murder, but if a woman politely turns down a date with someone she has no interest in, she’s a timewasting user bimbo and god, what does he even see in her? Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen some great online meta about, for instance, the soulfulness and moral ambiguity of Black Widow, but I’ve also seen a metric fucktonne more about what that particular jaw-spasm means in that one GIF of Cumberbatch/Ackles/Hiddleston/Smith alone, and that’s before you get into the pages-long pieces about why Rumplestiltskin or Hook or Spike or Bucky Barnes or whoever is really just a tortured woobie who needs a hug. Hell, I’m guilty of writing some of that stuff myself, because see above: plus, it’s meaty and fun and exactly the kind of analysis I like to write.

    And yet, we tend overwhelmingly not to write it about ladies. It’s not just our cultural obsession with pushing increasingly specific variants of the Madonna/Whore complex onto women, such that audiences are disinclined to extend to female characters the same moral/emotional licenses they extend to men; it’s also a failure to create narratives where the women aren’t just flawed, but where the audience is still encouraged to like them when they are.

    Returning to Orphan Black, for instance, if Sarah were male, he’d be unequivocally viewed as either a complex, sympathetic antihero or a loving battler with a heart of gold. I mean, the ex-con trying to go straight and get his daughter back while still battling the illegalities of his old life and punching bad guys? Let me introduce you to Swordfish, Death Race, and about a millionty other stories where a father’s separation from a beloved child, whether as a consequence of his actual criminal actions, shiftless neglect, sheer bad luck or a combination of all three, is never couched as a reason why he might not be a fit parent. We tend to accept, both culturally and narratively, that men who abandon their children aren’t automatically bad dads; they just have other, important things to be doing first, like coming to terms with parenthood, saving the world, escaping from prison or otherwise getting their shit together. But Sarah, who left her child in the care of someone she trusted absolutely, has to jump through hoops to prove her maternal readiness on returning; has to answer for her absence over and over again. And on one level, that’s fine; that’s as it should be, because Sarah’s life is dangerous. And yet, her situation stands in glaring contrast to every returning father who’s never been asked to do half so much, because women aren’t meant to struggle with motherhood, to have to try to succeed: we’re either maternal angels or selfish absentees, and the idea that we might sometimes be both or neither isn’t one you often see depicted with such nuance.

    "

    Gender, Orphan Black & The Meta Of Meta

    read this, read it right now it’s absolutely genius.

    (via sarahcosima)

    (Source: knowlesian)

  • September 13, 2014 9:45 pm
    Hey, everybody! Look what Voxsound made! She’s one of my favorite artists and her Tomb Raider and Pokemon doodles are guaranteed to make you giggle. This one, featuring me meeting creepy Doctor Willard, cheered me up after an otherwise crappy week! Thank you, Voxsound! You’re the best! :D View high resolution

    Hey, everybody! Look what Voxsound made! She’s one of my favorite artists and her Tomb Raider and Pokemon doodles are guaranteed to make you giggle. This one, featuring me meeting creepy Doctor Willard, cheered me up after an otherwise crappy week! Thank you, Voxsound! You’re the best! :D

  • September 13, 2014 10:33 am

    teapotsahoy:

    Do comics fanboys realize how ridiculous they are?  Like, do they get that other hobbies don’t do this?

    Comics Fanboys: You’re not a comics fan unless you know the origin of Beppo the Super Monkey.  Also, name eighteen Green Lanterns, not counting Katma Tui.

    Knitters: You’re not a knitter unless you have a pair of needles.  Do you have a pair of needles?  I can lend you a pair of needles.

  • September 12, 2014 10:30 pm
    tombraiderclassic:

Should’ve just left the Scion where it was… (Tomb Raider, 1996)

    tombraiderclassic:

    Should’ve just left the Scion where it was… (Tomb Raider, 1996)

  • September 12, 2014 10:23 pm

    (Source: croftss)

  • September 10, 2014 8:04 pm

    imaginecommanderriker:

    the-critic-burnt:

    nanuen:

    If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? 

    Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.

    Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?

    On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.

    If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th

    Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown  

     

    wHY DOES THIS HAVE SO FEW NOTES

    Because tumbler thinks this is tumblr shit. It isn’t, but, there you go.

  • September 8, 2014 9:17 am

    nancydrewho:

    *saves game*

    *presses exit game*

    "Do you want to save your game before you exit?"

    "I should just in case" 

  • September 3, 2014 8:37 am
      me making decisions in video games:  *thoroughly researches consequences, reads multiple walkthroughs, explores every other course of action in detail*
      me making decisions in real life:  well what's the worse that could happen