Ok, really this is mostly Sherlock.
Also featuring Dr Who, Whedonverse, BSG, Harry Potter, Star Trek (TNG and reboot mostly), Supernatural, and a dash of feminism.
ATTENTION SUPERNATURAL FANS
I would like to direct your attention over to a little site known as Mark Watches. Mark Oshiro watches full runs of television shows - completely unspoiled. He reviews each episode, and also uploads videos of his real-time reactions (videos are 99c each to download, but you can also get links to watch them for free on his forums, there is more info on the site). The photo above is from his video reaction to Sam’s S2 death.
He started this with reading Twilight and Harry Potter (and continues to post chapter-by-chapter unspoiled book reviews on Mark Reads), and has done a variety of TV shows such as the entire Whedonverse, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Fringe, Avatar, and The West Wing.
As you can imagine, getting to watch someone experience one of your favorite fandoms 100% unspoiled is almost the most fun you can have after your own first time through. Plus, he tends to view media critically and bring a social justice-oriented lens to his work - which absolutely does not mean that he doesn’t enjoy shows that can be a bit problematic at times like SPN! But he does point out the bad with the good. And then cries at the angst.
I just wanted to point Mark out to you in case you were unaware of him, as he is about to start Season 4 next week (4x01 review will go up Tuesday at 1pm PDT), so it’s a good time to jump in. The one thing you should know is, if you leave a comment, no spoilers of any type. Don’t mention a character or actor’s name before they appear on the show, for example. If you’re not 150% sure whether what you’re about to type is a spoiler, use rot13.com to encode it before posting (and to read others’ spoilery comments).
Also, he does prediction posts before each new season - if you want to laugh and cry and then cry some more, check out his (remember, totally unspoiled) S4 predictions!
This is a really big problem for Georgia. You can’t lose eight hospitals and not have it effect your state overall.
The organization for rural hospitals in Georgia says ‘if Georgia doesn’t figure out how to stop what’s going on, how to keep it’s hospitals opened, that state is going to create a Third World nation health situation in rural parts of the state.’
Now, one way to fix this problem, of course, is to get the poor people who live in rural parts of that state to have health insurance, so that they could go to the doctor before things became an emergency, and when they did go to the doctor, the doctor and the hospital would be paid for the treatment. Radical idea, I know, this whole ‘health insurance’ thing.
The federal government has told Georgia that it will pick up 100% of the cost of getting health insurance to 600,000 people in that state who are currently uninsured. The federal government would pay 100% of the cost of that for three years, and 90% of the cost thereafter, and even though Georgia’s hospitals are dropping like flies, losing the fight to stay opened, as they struggle to treat that state’s poor, rural population which doesn’t have health insurance and can’t pay for the treatment out of pocket, even as that’s happening. They’ve lost eight hospitals, Georgia republicans have said ‘no’.
They’ve said no to covering 600,000 more people in the state, at no cost to the state.
They’ve said no to that deal.
The governor of that state, is named Deal. It’s Nathan Deal, and now Governor Deal of Georgia has proposed a new solution to Georgia’s vexing problem of all it’s hospitals shutting down:
If the rural hospitals are shutting down, because they have to treat people at the emergency room, but none of these uninsured patients can pay for that treatment, if that is the crux of the problem, well rather than turning those uninsured patients into people who can pay, by giving them insurance, Governor Deal has decided ‘You know what, let’s fix the other side of this problem. Let’s fix the Ronald Reagan side of this problem. Let’s repeal the requirement that hospitals have to treat people.’
That’s his big idea, that would do it. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has now proposed this. He is turning down the option that would 600,000 more people in his state to have health insurance. He is turning that down and instead is proposing that the solution problems is for the federal government to repeal the Reagan Era law that says ‘if you turn up at the hospital while you’re in labor, or while you’re having a heart attack, that hospital has to treat you.’
That’s a federal law, he is asking federal officials to move to repeal it, because that would be good for Georgia.
The governor said that revisiting that specific law is what congress should do “if they really want to get serious about lowering the cost of healthcare in this country.”
When the paper in Noonan, Georgia called the Noonan Times-Herald, when they published Governor Deal’s proposal on that issue this week, they said that what the governor wants to do is get rid of the rule that says that emergency rooms have to treat sick people, the first comment on that article was this:
'Why yes, that is a way to cut medical spending: let the poor die.”
02/28/2013 on Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s proposal to repeal the Reagan Era “Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor” act. (via misterdelfuego)
Governor Nathan Deal is a horrendous deal for Georgia. He needs removed from office.
The people who oppose Medicaid expansion are going to a very special Hell.
What the fuck people that you are such asshole that you literally want people to die.
The most insane part is that a good chunk of there people are republican voters, complicit in their own destruction.(via norabombay)
I am wary of a) talking about “a good chunk” of poor people being republicans because a good chunk ARE NOT and b) concerned about this “complicit in their own destruction” rhetoric because it presents all the problems poor republicans face as being of their own creation. Please, let us not shit on poor people by blaming them for their own situation.(via knitmeapony)
Yeah, funnily enough, not providing health care at all does tend to lower the cost of health care. If you can’t see how it kind of sort of misses the point JUST A LITTLE, you have no business running a grocery store, let alone a state.
But I do get inspired by people who seem to really live the example that their trying to set. There are several people in my life who have been that kind of example. When I was nine I had a lot of paper routes…..On one of my paper routes was this guy Mr. H who owned the radio station in town. And one day when I was collecting payment at the end of the week, Mr. H came out and introduced himself to me and my younger brother was coming along with me. And for some reason we chatted for a minute and he somehow learned we didn’t live with my father that I was being raised by a single mother. And he had this sort of ached look on his face. He’s an old man, he’s about 70 at that point and the reason he had that sort of down trotted look was because he had for a long time been a surrogate father to a lot of young boys who didn’t have dads around. Um and he’d given it up, because it had been too much work for him, but then he saw us and was like, “Uh, I have to do this again don’t I?” And then he was so unbelievably sweet and generous with us. He tried to teach us Chinese; we’d go over to his little workshop couple times a week and he taught us how to wire electric motors and how to make little balsa wood boats. He would take us out to eat at restaurants which we didn’t have money for with our mom, so it was always this really special treat for us. It was just such a generous and meaningful act. He never asked for anything in return. We moved to another county we didn’t see him much for about a year and stopped by to give him some Christmas presents. His wife came to the door and he had passed away…but it was such a generous act to basically a stranger. So I took inspiration from him and he served as a grandfather to us for several years. I like stuff like that.[x]
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i hate this show. i fucking hate it. i hate this crap-ass scene. look at it. S2, when sherlock’s on the ground? the blood is sheer artistry - as graceful as calligraphy, and coming from a clearly defined impact point/side. it spreads on the ground even as we cut between him on the ground and john reaching him. one of my many, many concerns about the coming explanation was ‘how did they fake the blood so convincingly in the few seconds available?’
and OH LOOK the explanation for (pretty much everything) we saw is: it didn’t actually look like it looked when we showed it to you. because in the S3 version of the scene, the blood is jammy, darker and glossier than before, and the run that used to originate in sherlock’s nostril and went across his cheek now clearly *starts* on his completely uninjured cheek and heads up his nose. it looks like it was put on with a desert sauce bottle because IT WAS PUT ON WITH A DESERT SAUCE BOTTLE.
this is moffat the fuck all over (cf dr who): show you something for which there is simply no rational explanation, then go ‘here’s the explanation for a scene that vaguely resembles the one i showed you. the scene i actually showed you didn’t happen.’ it’s fuck as hell annoying to me in any format of show, but in one that uses the conventions of a mystery/detective story? it’s basically inviting someone to play tennis and turning up with an attack chopper and being all ‘see, you can’t out-think me!’
- So you realise that Sherlock got us out here to see his mum and dad for a reason?
- His lovely mum and dad. A fine example of married life. I get that.
I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…
When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.
Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.
Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.
…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.
So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.
"What’s up with chicks and science?"
Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.
Hey guess what guys.
If you reblog the NEW FUCKING GIF (or any such gif) involving Lester, a hammer, and Mary, it’s an auto-unfollow from me. I mean, assuming you’re not reblogging it in order to call out the asshats who are clearly just trying to be dicks and fan the flames here, because WHY ELSE WOULD YOU MAKE THAT GIF.
Reformatted and reposted (with permission) from the incredible artist
Fall fashion (and a ballgown cause I ****ing love ballgowns) for the 4 houses (with movie and book colorway for Ravenclaw yer welcome). Also played around a little bit more in the second look with styles that aren’t usually associated with that house.[x]
UNFFFFFFFFF DAT CANON RAVENCLAW OUTFIT
THE FIRST ONE ESPECIALLY
azriona replied to your post “Just set the marshmallows on top of the sweet potatoes on fire. I’m…”
BURNT MARSHMALLOWS ARE FABULOUS SEND THEM TO ME I WILL EAT THEM.
My dad actually loves charred marshmallows, he would have loved it.
I really should have taken a photo of the blackened mass before I got rid of it…