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Daniel Radcliffe on his recent visit to the Star Wars set

Okay, he looks REALLY GOOD with a fuller beard.

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20 October 2014 ·

Anonymous said: To Birich-Dasha, a really good post-s3 fic is "Sentenced" by SarahKnight on Ao3. I'm in the middle of it right now, great plotting, pacing and characterization (note to self, leave that Kudos!). And Lori, love the Columbus highlights post. I grew up in Worthington, went to OSU, and through your eyes could actually see myself maybe wanting to live in Cow-town again. :-)

Thanks for the rec!

19 October 2014 ·

thatdudewithboobs:

kninja27:

i wAS WATCHING MYTHBUSTERS AND WHAT THWE HELL JUSYT HAPPENED

These men are scientists. Meaning they have spent years of advanced college in several fields.
I want you to think about that.

The pedant in me needs to point out that neither Jamie nor Adam are, in fact, scientists.  They are both special-effects designers, in slightly different ways (Jamie specializing in robotics and engineered effects, Adam in model building).  Neither of them ever studied science.  Adam studied acting at the Tisch school (he was a child actor).  Jamie’s only non-honorary degree is in…Russian linguistics.
This just goes to show that you don’t have to have a PhD to think rationally, apply scientific method, or use critical reasoning skills.  And that it is possible to educate oneself about scientific principles.  Science is not the vaunted bastion of the ultra-educated or mega-geniuses, as it is so often thought of.  It is, or should be, accessible to everyone.
THAT is what Jamie and Adam have done.  Brought science and the scientific method to a lot of people who wouldn’t otherwise have thought that science was something they could understand.

thatdudewithboobs:

kninja27:

i wAS WATCHING MYTHBUSTERS AND WHAT THWE HELL JUSYT HAPPENED

These men are scientists. Meaning they have spent years of advanced college in several fields.

I want you to think about that.

The pedant in me needs to point out that neither Jamie nor Adam are, in fact, scientists.  They are both special-effects designers, in slightly different ways (Jamie specializing in robotics and engineered effects, Adam in model building).  Neither of them ever studied science.  Adam studied acting at the Tisch school (he was a child actor).  Jamie’s only non-honorary degree is in…Russian linguistics.

This just goes to show that you don’t have to have a PhD to think rationally, apply scientific method, or use critical reasoning skills.  And that it is possible to educate oneself about scientific principles.  Science is not the vaunted bastion of the ultra-educated or mega-geniuses, as it is so often thought of.  It is, or should be, accessible to everyone.

THAT is what Jamie and Adam have done.  Brought science and the scientific method to a lot of people who wouldn’t otherwise have thought that science was something they could understand.

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19 October 2014 ·

So my craft fair was kinda disappointing.  But the good news is I have a ton of stock left that’ll go up on the Etsy store and I think some of y’all will like it
And I bought THIS AWESOME ARTS from the vendor across form me.
This is his Etsy store.  He also does commissions.  And he had cocktail trays and coasters and tons of awesome things.

So my craft fair was kinda disappointing.  But the good news is I have a ton of stock left that’ll go up on the Etsy store and I think some of y’all will like it

And I bought THIS AWESOME ARTS from the vendor across form me.

This is his Etsy store.  He also does commissions.  And he had cocktail trays and coasters and tons of awesome things.

19 October 2014 ·

one of my all time favorite fanarts.

one of my all time favorite fanarts.

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19 October 2014 ·

20

finallly got around to watching amazing spider-man 2

what the hell did i just watch

why was there a weird rap about enemies running underneath the times square scene

why all of it

just why

the first one was so awesome

…why

18 October 2014 ·

toelsweyr:

fyi the post that’s going around captioned “emma watson’s response to the nude photo leak threats” (or any variation thereof) of her showing her breasts isn’t real

it’s a photoshop of this picture she did for mariano vivanco and by reblogging that post you’re violating her just as much as the rest of the creeps threatening to release nude pictures of her

thanks, bye

Oh man this is really good to know.

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18 October 2014 ·

"Male student, your unwanted advances and creepy staring are distracting the female students. Go home until you can get yourself together and have some self-control."

~ said no one, ever

18 October 2014 ·

boofreeman:

These two are perfect.

I do not do The Twitter (I’ve tried now and then, but it’s just not my thing) but it is a blessing to us all for its ability to let us eavesdrop on conversations between random celebs.

boofreeman:

These two are perfect.

I do not do The Twitter (I’ve tried now and then, but it’s just not my thing) but it is a blessing to us all for its ability to let us eavesdrop on conversations between random celebs.

(via thescienceofobsession)

18 October 2014 ·

A Goodbye Message from Mildredandbobbin

decadentwallpaper:

(As you may have already heard, our fandom friend Mildredandbobbin has left Tumblr. She asked me to post her farewell message. If you would be so kind, will you please reblog this so that folks know she’s okay and still kickin’ out the sweetest fic. Thanks!)


FROM MILDREDANDBOBBIN:

Thank you Decadentwallpaper for letting me borrow a post :)

Goodbye lovelies! I’m taking a break from tumblr for the foreseeable future. I will keep visiting blogs here but I’m hoping by not having a dash it will curb my time wasting tendencies :)

You can find me on Livejournal as mildred-bobbin and I’m still on A03 as mildredandbobbin (fics are locked to members only), my email address is mildredandbobbin (at) hotmail (dot) com if you feel like dropping me a line.

Thanks for all your well-wishes, for support and love, for following, for reading, and for creating and sharing all the amazing art, gifs, pics, meta and stories.

lots of love
Mildredandbobbin

Lots of people are asking, so reblogging this.

18 October 2014 ·

Anonymous said: Are you a fan of Lynch's other work? Would you have liked to see Mulholland Dr. as a tv show as originally intended (possibly even a TP spin off). And... Have you ever seen the Psych episode Dual Spires?

Mulholland Drive is one of my favorite films of all time.  I love it just as it is, I can’t really imagine it as a show.  Lynch’s other work is hit or miss for me.

18 October 2014 ·

Anonymous said: Do you know what happened to mildredandbobbin? I see she's deleted her tumblr account. I hope she's okay. I *loved* her tumblr, went there daily to see what she'd posted, and she is already sorely missed by me.

Mildred left Tumblr to refocus on other things, as far as I know, and get away from the time suck.  Which I get.  She is still on LJ and AO3 - if you don’t want to miss out on future writing, I’d subscribe to her on AO3.

18 October 2014 ·

Anonymous said: Hi Lori - my friend is coming to Columbus today for the marathon tomorrow, and would appreciate any suggestions for cool things to do in town for a day! I remember you talking about awesome local things, but only found 3 posts in the "columbus" tag. She's staying in German Village; any ideas re: crafts, wine, coffee, nature, or culture would be much appreciated!

Absolutely!  If she’s in German Village there’s a lot of our Cbus landmarks near her.

Culture:

  • The Book Loft (German Village) - a must-visit for bibliophiles.  One of the largest indie bookstores in the country and has to be seen to be believed.  A rabbit warren of 32 tiny rooms of books.
  • Franklin Park Conservatory (Bexley, near downtown) - indoor horticulture gardens.  Bonus - there is a local artisan craft fair there tomorrow which I am in!
  • Columbus Museum of Art - it’s a small but lovely museum and it’s free on Sundays.
  • The Short North - the neighborhood just north of downtown on High Street (our main drag, the north-south corridor through town) - lots of shops, bars, galleries, restaurants.  Very walkable.

Food & Wine

  • Several big time famous spots in Cbus are in GV:  Thurman’s, which is super famous for its burgers (which are huge and awesome), Schmidt’s, which is a German restaurant people come from all over to go to, and Katzinger’s, a terrific deli. 
  • Lindey’s (German Village) - fine dining but reasonable for that and terrific food
  • My best recommendation for a great dinner would be Wolf’s Ridge Brewery, which is downtown and is my current favorite restaurant.  They brew fantastic craft beer on site (but not IPA, more Belgian style) and their food is super fantastic.
  • If she likes spirits, she must visit the Brothers Drake Meadery (in the Short North), a truly unique thing.  They are militantly local, they won’t even ship their product out of central Ohio.  They make amazing mead.  The Meadery has a bar and often a food truck and sampling the product (the apple pie mead is the most popular) is the fun part.  It would be a great stopping/turnaro und point of a walk through the Short North as it’s at the northern end of it.
  • The North Market - just north of downtown, a fantastic indoor market (like Pike Place in Seattle but in a warehouse building).  She has to try Jeni’s Ice Cream, one of our most famous Cbus exports (there is a booth at the Market).
  • People don’t know this, but Cbus has one of the best, most vibrant and high-quality food and dining scenes in the country (no, really, we’ve been written about) and I could list awesome places to eat and drink for pages but I won’t.  If your friend has a particular cuisine she likes or type of thing she wants to do, let me know and I’ll come up with something.

Nature

  • We do have fantastic nature here, although it’s not a very nice day today (tomorrow’s supposed to be nice though).  Our Metroparks are super fantastic although none are really proximal to GV except Scioto Audobon Park, which is pretty cool - there’s a climbing wall and an obstacle course.  Schiller Park is a pretty large urban park in German Village and a nice place to go if you just want some outdoor time.  And the houses around it are fabulous.  If she has a car and some more time, the Franklin Country Metroparks site has all the info she needs.  If she wants to do some trail running, Highbanks has about 6-7 miles of moderately hilly trails.
  • I’d be remiss if I didn’t plug the zoo, although it’s pretty far from downtown.  The COTA buses do go there.  But it is one of the best zoos in the country!

Other

  • There is a free bus she can use (I don’t know if she has a car with her) called the C-Bus, or Columbus Circulator, which runs from German Village and the Brewery District (which is right next to GV) up through Downtown and into the Short North.  There’s info and the route here:  http://www.cota.com/CBUS.aspx
  • We also have rental bikes here, the CoGo bikes - there are several stations in GV, one right in front of the Book Loft.  Station map is here:  http://www.cogobikeshare.com/stations

If your friend has other questions or wants more recs - or hey, if she’s alone and wants a friend - give her my email, it’s madlori at gmail dot com.  I love playing Cbus tour guide and I’d be happy to talk to her and help her plan an intinerary.

18 October 2014 ·

birich-dasha said: Dear MadLory, I really love your fanfiction and I trust you a lot in these matters, so could you, please, recommend me some post-series 3 Johnlock fanfics? I've just rewatched the whole series and I'm desperate for new long fics with a remarkable plot. Thank you!

Anything by SilentAuror is great.  My favorite post-S3 fic is “Damage” by lifeonmars (marsdaydream here on tumblr).  Anyone else have recs, chime in with a comment.

17 October 2014 ·

Anonymous said: Hi MadLori! How go your sewing and preparations for your craft fairs? Wishing you all the best!

My first craft fair since last year is on Sunday!  I’ve been busting ass making things for it and I don’t have a final count, but I have roughly

  • 55 crossbody bags
  • 12 hip bags
  • 30ish tote bags
  • almost 100 scarves
  • various wallets, holiday and otherwise

I think I’m good!  I have another fair on December 1st, so I’m half hoping I still have a goodish amount of stock left for it or it’ll be another marathon sewing six weeks till then.

17 October 2014 ·

Who is the MadLori?

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