soycrates:

mattwetsel:

soycrates:

Especially when the holodeck is no bigger than the size of an average room, and then we see the characters spread out over a large field (example: Holosuites on DS9 are roomsized, but the crew ends up playing baseball against the Romulans in a full-sized field).

Remember on Futurama when they revealed that the reason their ship travels so fast is because their ship is actually stationary, and the universe itself is moving? (If not, well, they did that).
I always imagined it sort of like that - the holodeck compensates for their movement. For example, they can go inside a building and up to the 2nd floor, but if they turn the program off, it’s not as though they fall back down to the ground - they’re still standing flat on the holodeck. 
But even then giant cities like when Data is Sherlock Holmes in London would seem too large, since they ARE in a finite space. 

This explanation also only seems to work if there’s one person in the holodeck, or if everyone is moving in the same direction at the same speed. Or something else altogether space-wibbly.

You’re right. In the case of Planet Express, it’s a single object so they are all moving at the same relative speed. Holodeck episodes are usually my least favorite and thinking about it too hard makes me like them even less.
Also it really bothers me that on Voyager they have replicator rations due to the energy required to replicate food, but then Paris goes in the holodeck and hangs out in an 18th century French saloon for hours and it’s no big deal.

soycrates:

mattwetsel:

soycrates:

Especially when the holodeck is no bigger than the size of an average room, and then we see the characters spread out over a large field (example: Holosuites on DS9 are roomsized, but the crew ends up playing baseball against the Romulans in a full-sized field).

Remember on Futurama when they revealed that the reason their ship travels so fast is because their ship is actually stationary, and the universe itself is moving? (If not, well, they did that).

I always imagined it sort of like that - the holodeck compensates for their movement. For example, they can go inside a building and up to the 2nd floor, but if they turn the program off, it’s not as though they fall back down to the ground - they’re still standing flat on the holodeck. 

But even then giant cities like when Data is Sherlock Holmes in London would seem too large, since they ARE in a finite space. 

This explanation also only seems to work if there’s one person in the holodeck, or if everyone is moving in the same direction at the same speed. Or something else altogether space-wibbly.

You’re right. In the case of Planet Express, it’s a single object so they are all moving at the same relative speed. Holodeck episodes are usually my least favorite and thinking about it too hard makes me like them even less.

Also it really bothers me that on Voyager they have replicator rations due to the energy required to replicate food, but then Paris goes in the holodeck and hangs out in an 18th century French saloon for hours and it’s no big deal.

(Source: tng-confessions)

Here’s some good news while the rest of the world is in turmoil!
My home state of Virginia is getting a little bit closer to living up to it’s slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.” Not that same-sex marriage will fix everything but this is still a victory.
Courtesy of Equality Virginia!

Here’s some good news while the rest of the world is in turmoil!

My home state of Virginia is getting a little bit closer to living up to it’s slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.” Not that same-sex marriage will fix everything but this is still a victory.

Courtesy of Equality Virginia!

apersnicketylemon:

They/Their' as a singular pronoun is correct English.

Stop excusing your transphobia by saying it isn’t. You’re wrong.

Also language evolves to facilitate needs. All language is the product of human invention to fulfill that need.

Words are invented and/or repurposed all the time. The same people who object to the use of ‘they/their’ as a singular pronoun are likely to also use the word ‘literally’ in a figurative sense. As language evolves, new meanings and uses of words are added to the dictionary, including the more modern (and technically inaccurate) use of the word ‘literally’ as hyperbole. 

Even brand names become verbs and nouns. We say Kleenex but mean tissue. We say Google but mean ‘search online.’ Words adapt to fit needs.

All of that on top of the fact that using they/their in a singular way was never improper to begin with. We all do it all the time reflexively when the perceived gender of someone isn’t immediately available to us. 

"So this person yesterday, they cut me off while I was driving and…"

We all do it, literally all the time, and if you need more proof, Google it.

See what I did there?

youtubekillsme:

dendenmusume:

fuckyeahhyugiohyaoi:

stayfearless134:

You never know if someone needs this. Reblog this, even if its not your ‘blog type’. Just do it.

Yes, please reblog

Do it. Now.

i sat here and thought about reblogging this or not but then i realized how many people feel suicidal, and i  have too its not dan and phil but i could honestly care less, bc i rather have someone not die then make sure i strictly stay to my ‘blog type’ 

youtubekillsme:

dendenmusume:

fuckyeahhyugiohyaoi:

stayfearless134:

You never know if someone needs this. Reblog this, even if its not your ‘blog type’. Just do it.

Yes, please reblog

Do it. Now.

i sat here and thought about reblogging this or not but then i realized how many people feel suicidal, and i  have too its not dan and phil but i could honestly care less, bc i rather have someone not die then make sure i strictly stay to my ‘blog type’ 

(Source: inh4le-d1ck)

soycrates:

Especially when the holodeck is no bigger than the size of an average room, and then we see the characters spread out over a large field (example: Holosuites on DS9 are roomsized, but the crew ends up playing baseball against the Romulans in a full-sized field).

Remember on Futurama when they revealed that the reason their ship travels so fast is because their ship is actually stationary, and the universe itself is moving? (If not, well, they did that).
I always imagined it sort of like that - the holodeck compensates for their movement. For example, they can go inside a building and up to the 2nd floor, but if they turn the program off, it’s not as though they fall back down to the ground - they’re still standing flat on the holodeck. 
But even then giant cities like when Data is Sherlock Holmes in London would seem too large, since they ARE in a finite space. 

soycrates:

Especially when the holodeck is no bigger than the size of an average room, and then we see the characters spread out over a large field (example: Holosuites on DS9 are roomsized, but the crew ends up playing baseball against the Romulans in a full-sized field).

Remember on Futurama when they revealed that the reason their ship travels so fast is because their ship is actually stationary, and the universe itself is moving? (If not, well, they did that).

I always imagined it sort of like that - the holodeck compensates for their movement. For example, they can go inside a building and up to the 2nd floor, but if they turn the program off, it’s not as though they fall back down to the ground - they’re still standing flat on the holodeck. 

But even then giant cities like when Data is Sherlock Holmes in London would seem too large, since they ARE in a finite space. 

(Source: tng-confessions)

Anonymous said: Black is beautiful. White is beautiful and every other color in between is also beautiful. :)

odinsblog:

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I dunnoooo I think you already know that “White is beautiful” don’t you?

Or will it shatter your beauty if I recognize mine?

WELL DAMN

Perfect.

Straight up dedicating this post to allergictofeeling who so exemplifies this post by reblogging a post about Nicki Minaj  image then tagged it “no need to play the race card

please keep your self centered ignorance, micro-aggressions and derailing all to yourself

silensy:

2005-2014

Good lord, this is the most stark portrayal I’ve seen of this.

Worth noting that everything on the lower end (toys, TV, phones, computers) are made in other countries with lax laws on taxes and labor (especially child labor). 

GUYS who needs health care or education when you can get cheap electronics??

(Source: always-returning)

s0apbox:

Bisexual people are not in “straight relationships” ever regardless of the genders of the two people bye.

(Source: communist-witch)

"Sea Change" Screening at the Flying Brick Library

active-rva:

On Thursday, August 7th, 7pm, the Flying Brick Library (506 South Pine Street, Richmond VA) will hold a documentary screening and community discussion about the affects of climate change in Virginia, and what we should do about it. 

The circumstance of the climate now is such that changes are inevitable and unstoppable; we must respond to them in ways that will mitigate the damage and preserve life as much as possible. 

RSVP through the link. The venue is wheelchair accessible.