April62014
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Anonymous asked: I have heard quite a few rose tyler fans recently talk about how she would have spent the rest of her life aimless and not reaching her potential without the doctor and that it was his presence that was necessary to make her grow into anything more than a shopgirl. That sounds extremely patriarchal to me, but I wanted to ask you, from a feminist perspective, what's your take on this?

whovianfeminism:

whovianfeminism:

Oh my god I have so many feelings about this.

First of all, while I think it’s fair to acknowledge that traveling with the Doctor does give Rose a sense of purpose and direction and helps her reach her full potential, I really don’t like saying that she NEVER would’ve grown to her full potential if she hadn’t met the Doctor. Plenty of people start off in jobs they find unfulfilling and, through their own initiative, find something else to do with their lives that they find more fulfilling. We don’t need to meet a 900 year old alien with a time machine to do that.

But I also find a lot of problems with the assertion that the female companions reaching their full potential through the Doctor is patriarchal in nature.

First, the companions don’t necessarily change becauseof the Doctor; they change because of their experiences traveling through time and space. They discover a lot about themselves by being put in incredible situations that wouldn’t happen to them on Earth. They discover just how strong, courageous, and passionate they can be. And they discover a lot of this in the Doctor’s access.

Now, a valid criticism that can be made of this argument is that they can only access these experiences through the Doctor, who is the only person who can pilot the TARDIS and provide them with these experiences. But I would also point out that the Doctor helps all of his companions reach their full potential, regardless of gender. If only the female companions were transformed by their experiences and the male companions started off amazing and remained essentially unchanged I’d agree that this was patriarchal, because the men would reach their full potential on their own and the women would only be able to do so through a man. But the Doctor helps all of his companions reach their full potential by putting them in situations where they can discover their abilities on their own, and occasionally giving them additional encouragement and support. 

The ultimate lesson of Doctor Who is that everyone is important and that anyone is capable of being extraordinary in the right circumstances. 

mrsolivertwist said: It’s also important to note that the Doctor’s companions—male and female help HIM reach his full potential. Their strengths (and weaknesses) push him to be more compassionate, loving, open, confident, and humble.

That’s also a very important point. The relationship isn’t one sided; it’s not just the man coming in and making the women better. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship where they challenge each other and make each other better.

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April52014

Kawah Putih (English: White Crater) is a striking crater lake and tourist spot in a volcanic crater about 50 km south of Bandung in West Java in Indonesia.

The Kawah Putih site was opened to visitors in 1987. The lake is 2,430 meters above sea level so the local climate is often quite chilly (temperatures are frequently around 10 degrees celsius). This makes a brisk change from the humidity of the north Java plain and the capital city of Jakarta. Kawah Putih is a sizeable highly acid lake (pH 0.5-1.3) which changes colour from bluish to whitish green, or brown, depending on the concentration of sulfur and the temperature or the oxidation state.[4] The sand and rocks surrounding the lake have been also leached into whitish colours through interaction with the acidic lake waters (with possible mineral precipitation as well).

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ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

Well, ladies and gents, I hope you weren’t too desperate for teen eye candy this month, because Loki is conspicuously absent from his own title. That is to say: New Loki is absent and Old Man Loki is back and more devious than ever, so if you’re into old man, this is your kind of issue.
“But wait,” you exclaim, in the hypothetical conversation I imagine we are having, “isn’t Old Loki gone forever? Wasn’t he killed”— and here I imagine you count pensively on your fingers—“like… a ton of issues ago and reincarnated into a totally new body?”
All of these hypothetical observations you have (or possibly haven’t) made are very astute and very correct, but you have failed to account for the fact that this is Marvel and, by virtue of Comic Book Logic, nobody ever actually dies. I’m still waiting with bated breath for the giant otter Loki killed to make a comeback and be given its own series.
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ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

Well, ladies and gents, I hope you weren’t too desperate for teen eye candy this month, because Loki is conspicuously absent from his own title. That is to say: New Loki is absent and Old Man Loki is back and more devious than ever, so if you’re into old man, this is your kind of issue.

“But wait,” you exclaim, in the hypothetical conversation I imagine we are having, “isn’t Old Loki gone forever? Wasn’t he killed”— and here I imagine you count pensively on your fingers—“like… a ton of issues ago and reincarnated into a totally new body?”

All of these hypothetical observations you have (or possibly haven’t) made are very astute and very correct, but you have failed to account for the fact that this is Marvel and, by virtue of Comic Book Logic, nobody ever actually dies. I’m still waiting with bated breath for the giant otter Loki killed to make a comeback and be given its own series.

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aeriryaduem:

From Loki: Agent of Asgard vol. 3
This was priceless.

LITERALLY THE BEST

aeriryaduem:

From Loki: Agent of Asgard vol. 3

This was priceless.

LITERALLY THE BEST

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Loki: Agent of Asgard #3 (Comic Review)

girlblunders:

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                                       "Your Life Is A Story I’ve Already Written."

Loki’s back! And this time he’s heading to the dawn of Asgard. Unlike the first two issues of this brand new series by Al Ewing and Lee Garbett, this one throws the reader back into the past with Old Loki, who in his own way is also an Agent of Asgard and on a mission to rewrite his own history. Sounds like a pretty bad idea, right? You’re not wrong.

                                         WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW.

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March292014
latitans:

floopisamadman:

shitifindon:

roachpatrol:

tamorapierce:

mentalflossr:

10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America
Advice the Japanese give their own countrymen on how to handle the peculiarities of American culture.

Gosh, it’s always so discomfiting to see ourselves as others see us.

holy shit, fascinating!

"There is a thing called “Dinner Plates.” And what goes on them is a mighty disappointment."
daaaaaaaaamn XD

wow, a lot of these are really nice!

seriously?

3. BUT YOU’LL BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY AMERICAN TRAFFIC PATTERNS.

SERIOUSLY????? how bad is traffic in japan because i was scared to death by a lot of american traffic

THEIR VENDING MACHINES ARE RIDICULOUSLY LIMITED AND DISHONEST.

latitans:

floopisamadman:

shitifindon:

roachpatrol:

tamorapierce:

mentalflossr:

10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America

Advice the Japanese give their own countrymen on how to handle the peculiarities of American culture.

Gosh, it’s always so discomfiting to see ourselves as others see us.

holy shit, fascinating!

"There is a thing called “Dinner Plates.” And what goes on them is a mighty disappointment."

daaaaaaaaamn XD

wow, a lot of these are really nice!

seriously?

3. BUT YOU’LL BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY AMERICAN TRAFFIC PATTERNS.

SERIOUSLY????? how bad is traffic in japan because i was scared to death by a lot of american traffic

THEIR VENDING MACHINES ARE RIDICULOUSLY LIMITED AND DISHONEST.

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bellecosby:

sdelabelle:

I feel like she’s either going to be really really hot when she’s old or look like Eartha Kitt

your statement was redundant 

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