Because there's a certain strand of nonsense that seems increasingly out of place over on the old Workblog.

18th April 2014

Video reblogged from AKIRA THE DON with 25 notes

akirathedon:

Akira The Don - Crooked M.V (English language G-Dragon Cover) 

BLESS YOU FOR YOUR LOVELY COMMENTS NETIZENS.

"I think its really interesting to see a version with such a manly guy as opposed to the original with such a feminine gdragon. really cool man! How did you manage to find all the places? Really incredible!"

Yes.

akirathedon:

DOWNLOAD: http://www.smarturl.it/ATDcrooked

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iATDRIP

From the album ATDRIP: http://smarturl.it/atdrip

Read about the creation of the video here.

SHOUT OUT GD, BIG BANG AND RIGHTEOUS NETIZENS EVERYWHERE!

This is scary precise. Hail The Don.

18th April 2014

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My wife was murdered by a 'monster' – but most perpetrators of violence are normal men →

This is brave, constructive and precise. I don’t think I’d have the perspective to be as clear and moral.

18th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from WARREN ELLIS chronofile-minimal (hibernation mode) with 417 notes

Moon Knight #1 (2014)

Source: doomsday519

18th April 2014

Post reblogged from WARREN ELLIS chronofile-minimal (hibernation mode) with 23 notes

warrenellis:

http://orbitaloperations.com/ is the subscription page for my newsletter, ORBITAL OPERATIONS, which fires once a week or so and is usually quite long with pictures in it.

Get this, as letters from Warren are excellent.

17th April 2014

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They discovered that when the insects have sex, the female’s gynosome is inserted into the male after it becomes erect. Once the female has penetrated the male, her gynosome inflates, releasing a set of spines that can be used to keep the male from escaping. The sex lasts forty to seventy hours.

The researchers found the spines when they tried to physically separate two insects while they were copulating. “Pulling apart coupled specimens,” they write, “led to separation of the male abdomen from the thorax without breaking the genital coupling.” In other words, they tore the male right in half. It showed that the female can hold tightly onto the male. That’s an important ability for insects that need to remain in coitus for as long as two or three days.

With the male firmly in place, the gynosome is ready to receive the sperm. But that’s not all they get: the males also deliver what are called “seminal gifts,” nourishing packets of nutrients that help the females survive in the food-deprived cave environment in which they live.

Tagged: Probably lucky this wasn't discovered before I wrote Young Avengers

17th April 2014

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‘’There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ | UNDER THE CVRS’ by Twin ShadowVia @jimhepplewhite, I’m feeling this.

‘’There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ | UNDER THE CVRS’ by Twin Shadow
Via @jimhepplewhite, I’m feeling this.

Tagged: thisismyjam

17th April 2014

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Despite the dire employment conditions of higher education, young people continue to enrol in graduate school. Detractors roll their eyes: Why would a young person spend years earning a degree of questionable value? Why not “go get a job”? To which the 20-something laughs, having graduated into an economy where peers spend years vainly looking for a job, finding only unpaid internships or low-wage contingency labour, often while living at home. A funded graduate programme, with health insurance, seems a welcome escape.

"But it is not just about your current earnings," the detractor continues, "It is about the wages you lose while in the programme." To which the 30-something, having spent their adult life in an economy of stagnant wages and eroding opportunities, takes the 20-something aside, and explains that this is a maxim they, too, were told, but from which they never benefitted. They tell the 20-something what they already know: It is hard to plan for what is already gone.

We live in the tunnel at the end of the light.

— This is a few months old, but this sequence jumped out. Read rest here. (via Paul)

17th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from mother of dragons with 90 notes

Sky Ferreira — Everything Is Embarrassing
Maybe if you let me be your lover
Maybe if you tried then I would not bother
Could have been my anything
Now everything’s embarrassing

17th April 2014

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Thomas, who would go on to found 2K Marin with LeBreton, where he directed BioShock 2, remembers the sense of elation when a design fell into place. One night he was working on the area of the game for which he was responsible, Fort Frolic, where an insane artist, Sander Cohen, holds the player captive. “Chris Kline, lead programmer at the time, was there at 2am with me, and would give me a first read on new content. I was trying to show him Cohen’s big final entrance scene, and had been tinkering with it for several days, with the savvy assistance of JP LeBreton.

"That night, though, some minor bug fouled it up. Chris left to go home." Thomas remained at his desk and, after some time, solved the issue. "In the scene Cohen descends - applauding himself. There’s canned cheering and the music swells… but the only people there to observe his work are you, his prisoner, and the dead. Oblivious in my pride I stood to my feet, arms thrown up, and bellowed: ‘IT IS DONE!’ to a completely empty building. As Cohen sat there in his looping poses, admiring his masterpiece, I realised that, in a way, I had become him."

— The always startling Simon Parkin writes about the true story behind Bioshock 1. Warty as hell and completely compelling. Also includes the whole of the original Bioshock pitch.

17th April 2014

Post reblogged from New Age Amazon with 324 notes

Damn!

newageamazon:

gailsimone:

Now that we live in a post-sexist, post-racist society, I can’t remember who to blame for everything.

Is it us?

I bet it’s totally us.

We blame a Gummi Bear.

Specifically?  THIS Gummi Bear.

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FUCK YOU, GUMMI BEAR.  YOU RUIN EVERYTHING.

It’s actually all my fault. Twitter decided this.

Source: gailsimone