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"Please stop making the cost of production argument for books and apparently nothing else in your daily consumer life. I think less of you when you do."

John Scalzi discussing the Amazon/Hachette publishing dispute.

/Also a valid argument against pricing any retail digital content at “cost”.

doc-sarge:

cracked:

Even Peter Jackson hated making The Hobbit, and JF Sargent has evidence.
5 Behind-the-Scenes Features That Show Why Movies Went Wrong

#5. The Hobbit Production Diaries Show That Peter Jackson Is Tired and Old
I checked out the special features, to see if they could explain why this movie is that thing it is and … well, here are some quotes, taken totally at random, from the production diaries and “The Appendices” found only on the extended Blu-ray:
"This is a nightmare." -Peter Jackson
"I asked Peter Jackson if he was going to do The Hobbit and he said, ‘No, I’m not interested in doing that.’” -Elijah Wood.
"[This movie] made me feel like I should stop acting." -Sir Ian McKellen
Sure, all those lines are said as jokes — but it’s the only type of joke anyone is making.

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The special features for The Hobbit is like watching the “Always Look on the Bright Side of Your Life” scene from Life of Brian happen in real life for seven hours.

It’s amazing how tightly controlled these things can be and it still leaks through.Read the whole thing.

doc-sarge:

cracked:

Even Peter Jackson hated making The Hobbit, and JF Sargent has evidence.

5 Behind-the-Scenes Features That Show Why Movies Went Wrong

#5. The Hobbit Production Diaries Show That Peter Jackson Is Tired and Old

I checked out the special features, to see if they could explain why this movie is that thing it is and … well, here are some quotes, taken totally at random, from the production diaries and “The Appendices” found only on the extended Blu-ray:

"This is a nightmare." -Peter Jackson

"I asked Peter Jackson if he was going to do The Hobbit and he said, ‘No, I’m not interested in doing that.’” -Elijah Wood.

"[This movie] made me feel like I should stop acting." -Sir Ian McKellen

Sure, all those lines are said as jokes — but it’s the only type of joke anyone is making.

Read More

The special features for The Hobbit is like watching the “Always Look on the Bright Side of Your Life” scene from Life of Brian happen in real life for seven hours.

It’s amazing how tightly controlled these things can be and it still leaks through.

Read the whole thing.

(Source: zoikastilio, via nafansaurus)

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Shin Chan with invaluable advice for life

dropkickpikachu:

jaythenerdkid:

undeadseanbean:

nonhoration:

earthlydreams:

This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

#when will people start giving names to young non-white scientists??#bc that shit is getting old

boost the fuck out of this, and make sure you include their goddamn names and country of origin.


hey y’all their science fair project is cool but there’s a good reason this didn’t explode all over international news and change the world forever: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/people-are-suspicious-about-this-pee-powered-generator

Extraordinary claims call for extraordinary evidence.

dropkickpikachu:

jaythenerdkid:

undeadseanbean:

nonhoration:

earthlydreams:

This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

boost the fuck out of this, and make sure you include their goddamn names and country of origin.

hey y’all their science fair project is cool but there’s a good reason this didn’t explode all over international news and change the world forever: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/people-are-suspicious-about-this-pee-powered-generator

Extraordinary claims call for extraordinary evidence.

(Source: untouchmyhair)

cheese3d:

i think i can accurately say that i can crush a man’s head with my thighs

Yup, that’s a thing.

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Notebooking

warrenellis:

I use notebooks.  Field Notes, mostly.  I’ve tried making notes on my phone, and it’s fine for some time-sensitive reminders, but for development and that certain writer’s form of “thinking out loud,” nothing works better for me than making marks on paper.  I am trained to not be able to fully apprehend a thought until it’s in front of me.  Which, yes, is a faintly ridiculous way to live, I know.…

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Me watching the Funny or Die “Mary Poppins Quits” video.

Me watching the Funny or Die “Mary Poppins Quits” video.

jonahray:

http://www.avclub.com/article/jonah-ray-his-intense-burning-hatred-sublimes-what-206997

So. I did a thing on AV CLUB called “Hate Song” in which they find somebody to rant for a while on ONE SONG. I picked a song that i didn’t really like: WHAT I GOT by SUBLIME. 

The best part is how I got AV CLUB COMMENTERS to DEFEND Sublime. Some of them had to defend them only to tear apart the WAY I made fun of Sublime. 

I see people on here complain about dudes invalidating other people’s opinions on here and figure its worth pointing out that a lot of guys even do it to each other. Like they(we, maybe) are programmed to shit on everything.

stand-up-comic-gifs:

'Cause I am a panicky angry man. - Marc Maron

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