ikea should sell a “surprise” box for like $100 that contains one random furniture item disassembled with no labels or instructions

and hold competitions for the most creative outcome

I would buy the fuck out of that.

My local IKEA (Stoughton) has an “as is” area that sells returned and slightly-irregular furniture, but also has random mismatched boards and hardware parts for like $2 each.

Several teams, $100 budget each, the “as is” area, 48 hours, and a panel of celebrity furniture judges.  The IKEA Frankenstein Contest.  I should make this happen.

So let me get this straight.

You want to create a paradox.

You’ve got a Rory.

You’ve got another, time-displaced Rory.

You’ve got a rule that touching your time-displaced self is grounds for automatic paradox.

What is the obvious answer here?

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#Doctor Who #The Angels Take Manhattan #I understand Amy and Rory not realising this #maybe even River #but the Doctor’s the one who *taught* us this in the first place #you couldn’t even *try* to technobabble your way out of this plothole? #oh look an original post #(though I wouldn’t be surprised if other people have made very similar ones) #(the following category tag was added retroactively:) #reactionblogging #(also the original tags on this post are in scrambled order for some reason)




” Um. Hm. You… you told me once that you weren’t a hero. Um. There were times that I didn’t even think you were human. But let me tell you this, you were the best man and the most human…. human being that I have ever known, and no one will ever convince me that you told me a lie. And so… there. I was so alone and I owe you so much. Please, there’s just one more thing. One more thing. One miracle, Sherlock, for me. Don’t be… dead. Would you do that, just for me? Just stop it, stop this…”



















This suggests that there is, somewhere, an English to Gallifreyan translation guide.

Which makes me love this fandom.


There’s multiple versions of Gallifreyan, invented by various fans. I had two bookmarks on the subject, but one of the sites is gone. This link (a tag on someone’s Tumblr) still works.


#Gallifreyan #Wholock #reply via reblog


Signals II. Print available on Society6

Free shipping worldwide using this link. 


#why is there porn on the Tumblr Radar #I mean really #look at the first couple pages of his blog #(apologies to anyone poking through archives who can’t go look) #look at the Society6 link #don’t tell me he’s not doing it on purpose #(the following category tag was added retroactively:) #sexuality and lack thereof




I’m listening to this MIT lecture about visual perception while doing my inking try-out, and there’s this part where he shows pictures of people’s faces upside-down, but with one or two facial features distorted (for example, mouth and eyes are still right-side-up while the rest of the face is upside down) and saying things like, “you can’t tell there’s anything wrong with these faces until I flip them, because your brain is not used to seeing people upside down.”

But I immediately recognized what was wrong with them before he even mentioned anything! I was like, that mouth looks weird D: and then he flipped it and I was like HA I WAS RIGHT

but what really makes this interesting is that I’m faceblind and I can’t recognize people’s faces normally. But I can tell when the features are wrong upside down. ….what does that say about me!? Should I sign up for research or something……?

That’s actually pretty cool, and now that you mention it, I’ve always picked that out immediately as well.

Anyone else with prosopagnosia run into this?

For what it’s worth, the first time I saw one of those pictures I didn’t notice the flipped mouth until the face was turned right-side-up. (I think now that I know these pictures are out there and might be encountered I’d be much more likely to realise what it is.)


#prosopagnosia #reply via reblog



Ah well. Maybe a cross-country road trip someday? I’ll tell you about my immigration experience if you want, though I was 8-13 yrs (took ages for the US to let us out). 5 years this month and I still prah-cess my proh-duce, not the other way around.

For sure! I will collect all the tumblr people. I’m sure someone will know how to drive. Ahahaha. I always wanted to do a proper road trip anyway.

I would love to hear about your experience, if you’re willing, for real. That’d be freaking awesome info. But aww the US didn’t want to let you out? Ass holes.


I dunno I’m being silly now. Here have a smily face. :)

– Leon

Some tips, tricks, and observations, in roughly chronological order:

Why do fingerprint records expire if you still have the same fingers?

Relatedly, why do they even have time to expire? Is it really that hard for whatever Americans are in charge of these things to tell whatever Canadians are in charge of these things that as far as they know we’re not criminals?

If you must be diagnosed with breast cancer (or any other cancer), be sure it doesn’t happen until the day after your official health exam to check if you’re too much of a burden or something. If it wasn’t known* at the time of the exam, they are not allowed to take it into account. (Yeah, we got in on a technicality. Well, Mom got in on a technicality, but we wouldn’t have gone without her. (Don’t worry, she’s been fine for six years, and they declare you Officially Cured after five.) Besides, by the time we got here her treatment was mostly over, so it wasn’t even particularly burdensome.)

*But it was strongly suspected.

You’re supposed to show up at ServiceOntario (or local equivalent) to get your health card within three months of moving, not after. If you show up after 92 days thinking it’s about as early as possible, they will give you a health card, but it will require significantly more awkwardness and line-waiting while they figure out what to do with you.

Cheez-Its in Canada are rarely stumbled across, and when they say “Limited Time Only” on the box they mean it. Live near enough to the border for occasional shopping trips (we go roughly four times a year, 2.5 hours to Buffalo each way) or prepare to go without.

This is probably not at all relevant to you, but if you’re a minor when you apply for citizenship (even if you’re, oh, 17 years and 10 months *whistles innocently*) you don’t take the knowledge test. (Which means I don’t really know much about it, as it’s Not My Problem.)

Our permanent resident cards expire next month, and we haven’t finished the citizenship process (or prah-cess) yet. I’m not sure how we fix that. Should probably ask.

You’d better hope there are ways of renewing your American passport that involve closer places to Manitoba than Toronto, or you’ve got a hell of a ways to go. (On the other hand, once you’ve gone that far Waterloo Region isn’t that much further. We have apple fritters! (Well, I actually like the Kitchener Market’s apple fritter shop better. The fritters taste about the same, but they also sell lángos, which is even more delicious.)) In Toronto at least, you can only start the renewing-your-passport between the hours of…I think it was 8 AM and 10:30 AM (I know 10:30 was the latest), which sucks for our schedule and probably yours as well. (We’ve made the appointment, but it hasn’t happened yet.)


#our home and cherished land #reply via reblog

Abigail’s Song is creepy after season 6.


When you’re alone, silence is all you know.
When you’re alone, silence is all you know
Let in the noise and let it grow.

When you’re alone, silence is all you see
When you’re alone, silence is all you’ll be
Give me your hand and come to me.

When you are here, music is all around.
When you are near, music is all around.
Open your eyes, don’t make a sound.

Let in the shadow, let in the shadow,
Let in the light of your bright shadow.

Let in the shadow, let in the shadow.
Let in the light of your bright shadow.

Let in the light.
Let in the light.
Let in the light of your sweet shadow.

When you’re alone, oh,
Silence is all you know.
Silence is all,
Silence is all around.
Silence is all
Silence is all around

But absolutely gorgeous.


#Doctor Who #my thoughts exactly


“I am human”


#Doctor Who #Asylum of the Daleks #you tell ’em Oswin #(honestly Doctor) #(this is not the time for Not Anymore) #(this is the time for Nobody Can Take Your Humanity From You) #(you know) #(like the guy with the bomb in his chest from the last Dalek episode) #(where if you hadn’t successfully given him the Nobody Can Take Your Humanity From You Speech you would all have died) #(don’t you remember?)