One time in like 5th grade I had this teacher and she gave us all bottles of shit like this and told us to squeeze it all out and of course we were like fuck yeah and did it and then she said, “Now, try and shove it all back in the container.” Of course we all tried, and then stared at her confused as shit. When we all obviously gave up, she said, “In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn’t realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realize it is impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to the words that come out of your mouth” and we were like 10 so we were like yeah ok whatever lady, but somehow to this day I think of it constantly.
I don’t get it…when you talk does a stream a toothpaste fly out of your mouth? If so…are you an X-Man?
THIS IS A RANDOM POST TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL EXPRESSION OF A HUMAN AND YOU HAVE EVERY REASON TO BE PROUD OF YOURSELF AND THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT THINK OF A MEMORY OF YOU AND CAN’T HELP BUT SMILE AND I HOPE THAT YOU ARE EXCITED FOR SOME ASPECT OF YOUR DAY TODAY BECAUSE YOU DESERVE TO BE FULFILLED AND HAPPY THAT IS ALL THANK YOU
Fans everywhere (via randomstuffilike1995)
It doesn’t even matter what the show is
I don’t think I’ve ever met an Enterprise fan who didn’t swear by this philosophy. (via xanthewalter)
*waves to fellow Lantians*
Vegas would have been a hell of a way to end the show. The rushed, illogical, cameo filled piece of crap, with no character moments and probably the most disliked ship of the show was not a high point.(via popkin16)
On Sep 13, 1944, a princess from India lay dead at Dachau concentration camp. She had been tortured by the Nazis, then shot in the head. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. The Germans knew her only as Nora Baker, a British spy who had gone into occupied France using the code name Madeline. She carried her transmitter from safe house to safe house with the Gestapo trailing her, providing communications for her Resistance unit.
Oh my God, yes. Let’s talk about Noor Inayat Khan.
- Wireless operators in France had a life expectancy of six weeks. Noor was actively transmitting for over three times as long.
- While she was in France, every other wireless operator in her network was slowly picked off until she was the last radio link between London and Paris. It was “the most dangerous and important post in France”.
- She was offered a way back to Britain and refused.
- In fact, in her transmissions to London, she once said that she was having the time of her life, and thanked them for giving her the opportunity to do this.
- She was captured by the Gestapo, but never gave up: she made three attempt escapes. One involved asking to take a bath, insisting on being allowed to close the door to preserve her modesty, and then clambering onto the roof of the Gestapo HQ in Paris.
- Her last word before being shot was, “Liberté!”
The term BAMF was coined for such persons.
Her entire life, and her mother’s life as well, are FASCINATING. A Royal, Muslim, Anglo-Indian woman in WWII… Could we have a sweeping FACTUAL movie please. Like now?
Yet another story I would like to read.
You guys! There IS A MOVIE!
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
WHY DO I NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS
“Cecil, I don’t even remember how I got to Night Vale in the first place. I mean, where is Night Vale, even? But I promise I will find a way back. It’ll just take a couple of days, a week max.
Best of luck at home. I love you.”
I FINALLY FINISHED IT! This sorta became my birthday gift to myself since it took longer than expected (wow so angst). Ugh, this part broke me okay. I think I let out a strangled sob when this happened. I can’t wait for the next episode! ;A;
I love this so much!!!
Howdy! It’s that time again… time for The Backlot’s Third Annual Slash Madness Tournament!
I have to admit that last year was loads of no fun - lots of awful commentary by the fans (usually along the lines of “we know that Destiel and Sterek are going to be in the final so why do we have to bother with the rest of these rounds”), cheating (bot voting galore), allegations of cheating, and the voting rules changing round to round (some were one vote an hour, others were vote as often as you like).
That said, the Twitter conversation I posted above from the first tournament (when The Backlot was still AfterElton) was part of what made the whole thing fun; lots of different celebs tweeting supporting their show, fans were excited to turn other fans onto their pairings/shows and it was just all hugely entertaining. It turned a bit sour last year so I’m hesitant to wade into the waters again.
July 16th marks our shows (and McShep’s) tenth anniversary and I honestly think that McShep deserves to be included in the tournament. So nominate McShep on Twitter and on Tumblr using the #slashmadness tag. Go to The Backlot and nominate them there! Make gif sets and manips, write meta, write a recommended episode or fanfic list, link to your favorite fan vids or just gush about why we still love McShep!
Thinking back, it was the first tournament that turned me on to Teen Wolf, just because the Sterek fandom was just so positive and so in love with Derek and Stiles.
We can do the same thing.
Let’s show the world just how awesome Stargate Atlantis is, because honestly if they start watching the show by the time they get to the "invulnerable" scene in the second episode they’ll get it - as they’re melting from the adorableness that is John and Rodney playing with Ancient tech.
And while sometimes I think there’s no way we can win this thing, I have to remind myself that in the first tournament we went up against Destiel and pulled in 41.35% of the vote. And that isn’t too shabby. Can we do it again? Can we do better? It’s all up to you.
Gear up people! We’ve got work to do.