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14:29 

a monkey stole my juicebox
just one of my favorite hpmor moments, nothing to see here, folks.

Madam Malkin was a bustling old woman who didn't say a word about Harry when she saw the scar on his forehead, and she shot a sharp look at an assistant when that girl seemed about to say something. Madam Malkin got out a set of animated, writhing bits of cloth that seemed to serve as tape measures and set to work examining the medium of her art.

Next to Harry, a pale young boy with a pointed face and awesomecool blonde-white hair seemed to be going through the final stages of a similar process. One of Malkin's two assistants was examining the white-haired boy and the chequerboard-gridded robe he was wearing; occasionally she would tap a corner of the robe with her wand, and the robe would loosen or tighten.

"Hello," said the boy. "Hogwarts, too?"

Harry could predict where this conversation was about to go, and he decided in a split second of frustration that enough was enough.
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@темы: quotes, harry potter and the methods of rationality, harry potter

10:37 

a monkey stole my juicebox
- Я обрушу невероятно странный и бессмысленный шквал зонтиков на Готэм-сити. Бессмысленный для всех кроме Бэтмена. Он несомненно найдет в этом закономерность и раскроет мой преступный замысел.
- И какой замысел? Что вы задумали?
- Ничего.
- Ничего?!
- Ничего не задумал. За меня всё придумает Бэтмен. И он не просто придумает мне преступление, он снабдит детальным планом, как мне всё провернуть.
- Пингвин, ты часом не сошел с ума?

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@темы: dc, repostkin

14:49 

heh heh

a monkey stole my juicebox
Back in the old days, there was no concept of religion being a separate magisterium. The Old Testament is a stream-of-consciousness culture dump: history, law, moral parables, and yes, models of how the universe works. In not one single passage of the Old Testament will you find anyone talking about a transcendent wonder at the complexity of the universe. But you will find plenty of scientific claims, like the universe being created in six days (which is a metaphor for the Big Bang), or rabbits chewing their cud. (Which is a metaphor for...)

Back in the old days, saying the local religion "could not be proven" would have gotten you burned at the stake. One of the core beliefs of Orthodox Judaism is that God appeared at Mount Sinai and said in a thundering voice, "Yeah, it's all true." From a Bayesian perspective that's some darned unambiguous evidence of a superhumanly powerful entity. (Albeit it doesn't prove that the entity is God per se, or that the entity is benevolent - it could be alien teenagers.) The vast majority of religions in human history - excepting only those invented extremely recently - tell stories of events that would constitute completely unmistakable evidence if they'd actually happened. The orthogonality of religion and factual questions is a recent and strictly Western concept. The people who wrote the original scriptures didn't even know the difference.


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@темы: quotes, useful links

17:05 

a monkey stole my juicebox
наконец добралась до "суммы биотехнологии" панчина. занимательно пишет, чертяка! хотя мне, регулярному посетителю его блога и разнообразных сообществ скептиков, ничего нового из книги узнать пока не удалось.

Существует легенда, повествующая об “эффекте 25-го кадра”. Это вымышленная и неработающая методика воздействия на подсознание людей посредством монтирования в видеоряд скрытой рекламы. Реклама вставляется с помощью дополнительных кадров, которые проскакивают так быстро, что человек не успевает их разглядеть. В январе 1958 года телекомпания Canadian Broadcasting Company провела (не очень научный) эксперимент, в ходе которого предупредила зрителей, что будет показывать скрытую рекламу. На протяжении получасового шоу 352 раза было показано сообщение “позвони сейчас”, но очень быстро, чтобы никто не разглядел. Никакого заметного увеличения количества телефонных звонков не было зафиксировано ни во время передачи, ни после нее. Никто не мог отгадать истинное послание скрытой рекламы, зато многие телезрители писали в телекомпанию письма о том, что у них возникали необъяснимые позывы взять банку пива, сходить в туалет или переключить канал.

@темы: quotes, useful links

12:03 

about web of spider-man #82 again

a monkey stole my juicebox
mary jane, the ever-caring wife, part 2 <3


@темы: spider-man, marvel

11:49 

about web of spider-man #82 and the friendliest face in outer space

a monkey stole my juicebox
i do have a type, don't i?


@темы: wander over yonder, spider-man, marvel

12:55 

about deadpool '16 #23

a monkey stole my juicebox
how do i describe this one without spoilers? that was one HELL of an issue. holy crap, preston, that was brutal! and what's spoiler doing there? what'd i miss?

@темы: deadpool, marvel

10:54 

a monkey stole my juicebox
this fanfic got real morbid real fast. this scene, though, when taken out of context of this particular fanfiction, just seems so much in character.

Hater caught Wander while Sylvia was distracted by the hordes of Watchdogs. "Ahah! I got you!"
Wander propped his arms up on Hater's hand and cupped his cheeks. "Now that ya got me, what're ya gonna do with me?" he asked with a moony smile.
Before Hater could explain in loud, dramatic detail, Peepers crashed into him, and Wander was yanked from his grip. Sylvia dropped Wander onto her back, and they left Hater to the wreckage of his invasion.


i have this little headcanon that hater eventually gets used to wander's usual 'let's be friends, give me a big ol' hug, best buddy, best pal' spiel and stops getting so riled up by it, so, naturally, wander has to up the ante and starts flirting with him instead: bats his eyelashes at him, makes innuendoes (each new one saucier than the last), the works, and this quote just fits my headcanon perfectly.
i mean, getting hater's goat seems to be wander's favorite pastime, and i think he'll do anything short of being really mean to get at him. plus, his ultimate goal is to wear lord hater down and eventually make him a good guy, so the end justifies the means, right?

@темы: wander over yonder

10:21 

a monkey stole my juicebox
why isn't this canon, it totally should be canon. click on the picture to see the original post!




omfg, wander's face on the last picture, i can't

@темы: wander over yonder

14:27 

about spectacular spidey #187 again

a monkey stole my juicebox
vulch has also been pestering may, asking her forgiveness for accidentally killing her fiance, nathan. spoiler alert: not going to happen, feather brains.
okay, that came out a little harsh. i always had sympathy for the vulture, he's a lonely, tortured man, and he already hates himself more than anybody else on this earth could, but why can't he just leave may parker alone? why keep pecking at her wounds?


@темы: spider-man, marvel

14:21 

about spectacular spidey #187

a monkey stole my juicebox
and this is why i love jjj so much.


@темы: spider-man, marvel

13:34 

about spectacular spidey #185

a monkey stole my juicebox
when a fashion model scoffs at your costume, maybe it's time reconsider your fashion choices, huh, peter? bonus under the cut: mary jane, the ever-caring wife!


@темы: marvel, spider-man

12:19 

about spectacular spidey #178-183

a monkey stole my juicebox
dematteis, stop being so good at writing heart wrenching stories, you evil, evil man.
i'm also finally warming up to sal buscema's unique style.


@темы: spider-man, marvel

23:54 

a monkey stole my juicebox
someone needs to make a compilation of wander & sylvia calling out each others' names. this happens awfully often in this show.

@темы: wander over yonder

17:08 

a monkey stole my juicebox
hater and sylvia sass competition! who will outsass who? my money's on sylvia, by the way. yeah, she's my favorite ten-foot tall flarf narbler, so sue me.

“You are not helpful.”
“Oh my grop. Stop the presses. I’m not helping my sworn enemy, this is breaking news.”
Sylvia inhaled, exhaled, tried to channel any semblance of patience. She turned around. “Where do you think we are?” She asked slowly.
“Uh, underground. Duh.” He said, rolling his eyes.
“Yeah, wow, careful, save the breathtaking conclusions for the science fair.”

@темы: quotes, wander over yonder

14:20 

a monkey stole my juicebox
oooh, another 'ancient wander' fanfiction! i need more of these.
also, a probability manipulator wander. i kinda pegged his hat as such before, but i like this idea even better.

“Hey, Wander, where did you come from?” She finally asked.
He didn’t look at her. His eyes fell back down to the ground, a soft rustle as his hat shifted on his head.
Sylvia watched him, and she felt like it was a nail directly in her chest. She looked back up into the sky. “Sorry. Different question, where were you running around before we met?”
He looked up again, and slowly lifted his arm, pointed out into the sky. “Way out there.” He practically whispered. “They called me Tumbleweed.”
Sylvia looked down at him. “Before that?”
He hesitated, eyes tracing across the sky, before his arm shifted, pointing to a different section of the sky. “Over there. Called me the Walker.” Another pause, a light shift. “Starflower.” Another, just a bit downwards and to the left. “The South Wind.” Another, this one with a bit longer of a pause between. “Albatross.” Long moment, shifting so he could point almost directly upward now. “Hitchhiker, but only for a little while.” Another movement, Sylvia blinking slightly now, amazed. “The Puck, and way back behind that, called me the Lost Soul.” He stopped, putting his hand down by his side. “Before that, it gets out of order a little. It was something like… the messenger child of the empty space.”
“Little wordy, don’t you think?” Sylvia muttered.
“It’s the best translation.” Wander murmured quietly. “There’s some places where I just didn’t have a name, between villains.”

@темы: wander over yonder

17:51 

a monkey stole my juicebox
fic rec time! these are for my future self, obviously. not that anyone's still reading this at this point.
this one instantly became my favorite. can't summarize it any better than the author already did, so, without further ado, let's get to quotin':

Wander is many, many thousands of years old, but he doesn't see that as too important in the grand scheme of things. Which means, of course, no one around him knows.
No one knows... but those close to him are maybe starting to catch on.


the idea of wander having been, well, wandering the universe helping folks for an untold amount of years fascinates me, really. what makes this idea so enticing is that he doesn't seem old at the first glance, quite the opposite, he's childlike in many ways, as affectionate and hyperactive as a kindergartener. but then, wander might seem like many things he actually isn't at the first glance.
i mean, look at him. an eternal banjo playing space hippie with a goofy smile and a heart big enough to fit the entire universe. isn't that amazing?


@темы: wander over yonder

13:08 

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13:04 

a monkey stole my juicebox


there's probably a place in hell reserved specifically for me for shipping this.
by the way, here's the first woy fic i ever read, and what do you know, of course it had to be porn. the author captured hater's, peepers' and sylvia's characters pretty much perfectly; wander comes off a little too saccharine in my opinion, but overall, it's a nice fic.
and it has an extended story of sylvia meeting wander back in her bounty hunting days in chapter five. man, i wish it was an actual separate fanfic with multiple chapters! i'd write it myself if i weren't such a lazy bum.

@темы: wander over yonder

12:28 

a monkey stole my juicebox
realistic sylvia is the best sylvia! weirdly enough, i don't want to imagine a realistic wander, his cartoonishness is the main part of his charm.
and one of the main reasons why i liked this show as much as i did are sylvia and wander, the perfect dynamic duo. yeah, i'm a sucker for friendship. they complete and complement each other, are aware of each other's flaws and faults but still care for each other deeply; it just makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside!


@темы: wander over yonder

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