a glorious dawn

mostly void, partially stars

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At the dog park.

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Criticisms about representations of gender (or race and other diversity) are often countered in fandom by sociological or scientific analyses attempting to explain why the inequality happens according to the internal logic of the fictional world. As though there is any real reason that anything happens in a story except that someone chose to write it that way.

Fiction is not Darwinian: It contains no impartial process of evolution that dispassionately produces the events of a fictional universe. Fiction is miraculously, fundamentally Creationist. When we make worlds, we become gods. And gods are responsible for the things they create, particularly when they create them in their own image.

Laura Hudson writes about the shotage of women characters in Star Wars fore Wired.com in her article "Leia is not enough:  Star Wars and the woman problem in Hollywood."

"Science fiction in particular has always offered a vision of the world not myopically limited by the world as it exists, but liberated by the power of imagination. Perhaps more than any genre of storytelling, it has no excuse to exclude women for so-called practical reasons — especially when it has every reason to imagine a world where they are just as heroic, exceptional, and well-represented as men."

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hallucinists:

i think about this video almost every day and i am so frightened of it

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ztacey:

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Andrew Neweys Striking Photographs of Traditional Honey Hunters in Nepal

With funding from the Austrian government, the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is addressing problems arising from commercialisation of honey hunting and the impact of tourism through the Himalayan Honeybees project. Coordinators of the project aim to work with traditional honey hunters to preserve their sustainable harvesting techniques. They also hope to find an effective way of regulating harvests by only licensing those with proven knowledge and experience, limiting the number of nests harvested and implementing a system of fines and punishment. The overall aim is to help communities reap financial benefit from an indigenous resource while preserving a bee species that will ensure the pollination of crops and maintenance of plant biodiversity in the long term. 

via The Guardian

i thought the first three pics were concept art for an alien scifi project. this is so cool.

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mylittleredgirl:


filming of best of both worlds, probably.

I love that someone on the set was like “OMG I HAVE AN IDEA” and ran and got a script for ”Suddenly Human” and was like “OKAY POSE WITH THIS LIKE IT’S A SELF-HELP GUIDE FOR GETTING UNBORGED IT’LL BE HILARIOUS” and Patrick Stewart, who will one day go on to post random selfies to the internet of him lying in a bathtub wearing a lobster costume, was like “Okay.” 

mylittleredgirl:

filming of best of both worlds, probably.

I love that someone on the set was like “OMG I HAVE AN IDEA” and ran and got a script for ”Suddenly Human” and was like “OKAY POSE WITH THIS LIKE IT’S A SELF-HELP GUIDE FOR GETTING UNBORGED IT’LL BE HILARIOUS” and Patrick Stewart, who will one day go on to post random selfies to the internet of him lying in a bathtub wearing a lobster costume, was like “Okay.” 

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saxifraga-x-urbium:

i kind of want to write a mockshion post for the faschionism blog but there is so much about spring high street trends that i find disappointing and all i can think of to say is basically prologi's reaction gif of disgust and resignation

DO IT why do fashion editors think orthopedic sandals are genius, whyyy

the image in question is my face like 80% of the time, tbh

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