14 4 / 2014

tyleroakley:

Just had a #TFIOS gossip sesh with Shailene Woodley! MY QUEEN!

tyleroakley:

Just had a #TFIOS gossip sesh with Shailene Woodley! MY QUEEN!

13 4 / 2014

blinkpopshift:

I am a mechanism. A going thing.

13 4 / 2014

tnanz:

Only on page 215 of this bad boy (Hyperion by Dan Simmons).  But I’m already a fan.  I have to admit, I almost didn’t start this because of the cover (very old school sci fi, right?  lots of strange colors, and a ship where it doesn’t belong.  OH AND LOOK A HIGHLY TECHNOLOGICAL BAD GUY!).  BUT if you’re into fantasy or sci fi at all (I think this would fall more into sci fi, but it’s got some of the flavor of fantasy too), you should give this a shot.  It boils down to good story telling.  Each character is telling their own narrative, but cohesively (so no George R R Martin style perspective skipping around by chapter).  The “magic” — term used loosely here, as Clarke said “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” — is neat, logical, and clean.  The overarching quest/mission is interesting and just well enough defined that I’m intrigued and not frustrated.  On the crazy word invention scale (1 — English!  to 10 — And the trees are called flurghinah beneath the bright blue silkido) I’d give this a solid 2.
If you liked Ender’s Game, the Foundation Novels, or C S Friedman, I think you’ll like this a lot.  The converse also holds.

The worst thing about science fiction is the cover design. It’s like they’re excited to announce “THIS IS PULPY BS! NO LITERATURE HERE! NOPE!” 

tnanz:

Only on page 215 of this bad boy (Hyperion by Dan Simmons).  But I’m already a fan.  I have to admit, I almost didn’t start this because of the cover (very old school sci fi, right?  lots of strange colors, and a ship where it doesn’t belong.  OH AND LOOK A HIGHLY TECHNOLOGICAL BAD GUY!).  BUT if you’re into fantasy or sci fi at all (I think this would fall more into sci fi, but it’s got some of the flavor of fantasy too), you should give this a shot.  It boils down to good story telling.  Each character is telling their own narrative, but cohesively (so no George R R Martin style perspective skipping around by chapter).  The “magic” — term used loosely here, as Clarke said “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” — is neat, logical, and clean.  The overarching quest/mission is interesting and just well enough defined that I’m intrigued and not frustrated.  On the crazy word invention scale (1 — English!  to 10 — And the trees are called flurghinah beneath the bright blue silkido) I’d give this a solid 2.

If you liked Ender’s Game, the Foundation Novels, or C S Friedman, I think you’ll like this a lot.  The converse also holds.

The worst thing about science fiction is the cover design. It’s like they’re excited to announce “THIS IS PULPY BS! NO LITERATURE HERE! NOPE!” 

13 4 / 2014

summerweentrickster:

so a thing occurred

This is pretty much John’s response whenever I ask a sciencey question.

summerweentrickster:

so a thing occurred

This is pretty much John’s response whenever I ask a sciencey question.

13 4 / 2014

Katherine just made an ice cream sandwich with still-warm fresh cookies. #genius

Katherine just made an ice cream sandwich with still-warm fresh cookies. #genius

12 4 / 2014

Anonymous asked: the link for the youcaring page doesn't seem to work!

Fixed!

12 4 / 2014

So you might know Jessi from SciShow Talk Show. She and her husband run a small business educating people about wildlife with abandoned or displaced exotic animal that can’t be released into the wild. She’s brought in all kinds of amazing animals for us to share with our audience; the Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine probably being the most famous. 

Jessi and her husband Augusto recently adopted twin, two-month old boys. A couple of months later, one of them, Jackson, was diagnosed with a rare seizure disorder that is interfering with his development. The insurance is covering his wheel chair and medications, but they won’t cover the elevator necessary to get Jackson into his house or the wheelchair-accessible van they need to move around as a family. 

Jessi and Augusto are two of the hardest working and most compassionate people I’ve ever met. I’m so pleased to have been able to work with them. Unfortunately, they just don’t have the money to provide for all of Jackson’s needs. They’ve set up a YouCaring page if you’d like to find out more about how you can help. 

12 4 / 2014

12 4 / 2014

(Source: raduyev, via lizziekeiper)

12 4 / 2014