#bird #pretty things #adorable #scopophobia
this is still….so funny
#I was just thinking about this bit recently! #I get that we’re supposed to think it’s hilariously wrong #but look at it this way: #she’s talking about things from *five billion* years ago #and she is *less than a century* off #I *dare* you to talk about stuff that happened during the formation of the fucking Earth to within a century’s accuracy #and they still have! recordings! of Tainted Love!! in five billion years!!! #honestly these guys’ historians are not 100% perfect but they’re doing extremely fucking well keep up the good work #(actually hang on) #(in the 2017 Christmas special) #(which is partly set not long after this) #(New Earth invents time travel and uses it to go around spacetime uploading everyone who has ever lived right before their deaths) #(year-5-billion historians are the *best* historians fight me) #((please do not actually fight me)) #tag rambles #Doctor Who #look I have feelings about year-5-billion historians okay #they are not the feelings the show was expecting me to have but I have them
Someone left their pillow on a rock
https://unprophesied-of-ages.dreamwidth.org/495.html?style=site is a damn good glowfic thread. If you ever thought glowfic needed more spy vs spy and I-know-you-know and narrow escapes, check it out! (Cw: fairies.)
Glowfic site import here for easier reading: https://glowfic.com/posts/2190
#god I need to read more glowfic #really hits the spot #storytime #fanfic #recs #glowfic
you can tell a lot about someone based on their phone background. it shows what’s most important to them
Reblog this and put what your phone background in the tags
#the prettiest of the available default backgrounds on the first smartphone I ever owned #(waves rolling across a water surface) #I saved the image file and have been copying it to each new smartphone #it’s amazing how much home-ier a phone feels once it’s got the right background on it #…yeah tbh it *does* say a lot about me doesn’t it #meme #Brin owns *two* 2010’s computers now #(I have actually decided to keep the old smartphone) #(we’ve been finding it useful to have a spare Android device around) #(but that’s a category tag and I’m not planning to change it)
I just missed the J key and hit K instead for the first time and it scrolled up a post
Is that new or has it always done that
Is there a list of hotkeys for this site anywhere? I don’t want to just start randomly pressing keys because it might bring the whole site down
Press ? to bring up the list
(K has always been there as far as I know, it’s the same keybindings as vi)
Incidentally, pressing ? brings up keyboard shortcuts on basically every website that supports them. Try it on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Gmail, GitHub, really, any major site.
J and K are also pretty consistently “down” and “up” on any website with keyboard shortcuts. (Except Danbooru, which uses WASD!)
#Tumblr: a User’s Guide #this is probably at least the third time I’ve reblogged something along these lines #but it’s good to reiterate occasionally #and that bit about ? being common across websites is new to me and important
#Star Trek #DS9 #death mention
man this has been said before by cleverer folks than me, but sometimes you have to sit down and let the sheer size and age of the storytelling tradition just completely overwhelm you, ja feel?
like— think for a second about how mind-bogglingly incredible it is that we know who osiris is? that somebody just made him up one day, and told stories about him to their kids, and literally thousands and thousands of years later we are still able to go “there was a god whose brother cut him into pieces”, it’s so arbitrary, it’s so incredible
that in talking about scheherazade and her husband, you are doing something that someone in every single generation has done since it was written— you are telling stories that have lasted an impossible amount of time
can you conceive of telling a story, and then traveling into the future and hearing that same story told— with alterations, and through media that you could not possibly conceive of, but your story— in the year 3214?
the fact that we! as a species! have been telling the same damn stories for so long— the fact that we’ve seen homer’s troy and chaucer’s troy and shakespeare’s troy and troy with fucking brad pitt because we never fucking stop telling stories! never ever ever!
we never stop caring about stories, or returning to the same stories, or putting our own spins on stories. we never stop talking about the characters as if they were real, or asking what happened next, or asking to hear it again.
generation after generation, they never ever ever stop mattering to us.
#history #my past self has good taste #yes this #I feel like also relevant is the post I reblogged a while back #in which somebody makes a joke that relies on knowing who Ea-nasir is #(for anyone who doesn’t already know: he was a merchant ~3750 years ago) #(the earliest surviving complaint letter we know of is complaining about his substandard copper) #(and now you too know who he is and can understand the abovementioned joke)