When watching a show I don’t think ‘Well politically correctly there should be two more minorities’
I’m thinking ‘This is suffocating, this isn’t what life is like, why do i not exist, why do my friends not exist, what the fuck is with this idealisation of one type of person?’
let’s get this straight
it is not romantic to persistently pursue someone after they have refused you
like so much of the stuff which tries to be really seriously “anti self diagnosis” has a really weird idea of what doctors do
Every doctor is doctor house, ultimate medical detective
todays show is brought to you by the letter a
which is for asexuals not allies
Study Shows Ethanol Produces Worse ‘Global Warming’ Pollution Than Gasoline
Oh really now?
Huh, so on top of monocrop culture, biodiversity destruction, rain forest destruction, exploitation of the global south/third world countries/lesser developed countries and taking up land that could be used for food and grazing…
It’s a bigger polluter
Why… it’s almost as if a study should have been done BEFORE the capitalist bubble rush.
"guess since im a white man im not allowed to have opinions"
your opinions have shaped the world we live in today not being catered to for 83.9 seconds will not fuckin kill you
ugh i want to get really uncomfortably rich and then just. go around and anonymously donate huge amounts of money to people for things like HEY youre trying to move away from your abusive parents?? BAM 10 thousand mystery dollars oh whats that your dog needs surgery?? BAM paid for hey you cant afford to go to that con with your friends?? BAM better get your cosplay ready you fucking nerd
Come on guys, anti tags exist for a reason. I totally understand if you don’t ship them, but WAY too many of you are being borderline insulting to those who do. If you only see them as a sibling relationship then that’s fine, but don’t make the Pyka shippers feel like we’re stupid for wanting them to happen.
A man and a woman CAN be friends, but just because they can be friends that doesn’t mean they should be friends. Most of you anti-shippers can’t seem to tell the difference.
IF Pyka happens, and that’s still undetermined, I have only one concern, that when this show ends both Pete and Myka are happy. That should be your concern as well, but you keep turning their growing feelings for each other into ammo so you can keep going on with that utterly pointless discussion.
Pete and Myka mean the world to each other, and I believe they would be at their happiest together. To all of the anti-shippers out there, do you have one reason that isn’t entirely based on personal perception as to why they SHOULDN’T get together? I mean, throw out the debate about whether or not a man and a woman can stay friends, throw out if you see them as just siblings, and come up with another reason why it would be bad for them to get together.
And I do mean bad. How would it hurt Pete and Myka to fall in love? And no hypothetical crap like “it could ruin their friendship” because that’s a HUGE maybe that people these days think will happen without a doubt. Somehow you anti-shippers believe that their friendship is great enough that it doesn’t need to become a relationship, but apparently it can’t, even with the slightest chance, survive a future, completely hypothetical breakup.
So if the anti-shippers are interested, I’d like to hear how Pete and Myka falling in love would be bad for them.
I should let this go but….I can’t. First of all, let me say, I completely agree, people should not be putting their anti-opinions in the pyka tag. That’s uncallled for. On behalf of other fans, I apologize.
As for the rest. Oh sweetie. I’m so so happy for you that your little het ship is sailing but let’s get a few things cleared up. First of all, you don’t have any right to tell anyone else how they should or should not interpret a show, its characters, or its storylines. You’re not a writer, a director or an editor, and even if you were it still wouldn’t make one fucking bit of difference because no one can tell another person how to approach a story and how that story and those characters should impact their lives. You don’t get to tell us what those characters and their relationship mean. Give you one reason that isn’t “personal?” Give me one reason that isn’t personal. Because I’m looking at the crap you’re spouting and all I see is personal, yet you have the gall to tell me that your interpretation is somehow more objective, more valid than mine? Fuck off.
I’m fucking thrilled the only thing you care about is if the characters are “happy” at the end of the show but guess what? That’s not why most of are actually watching.
How would Pete and Myka falling in love be bad for us? Let me list the ways.
How about the destruction of 4 seasons of canon of a relationship that actually subverted the ridiculous, tired trope that men and women can’t work together without there being sexual tension or romance?
How about the furthering of the bullshit narrative that women are somehow “incomplete” without kids and that any time anything major happens in a woman’s life, LORD HAVE MERCY she’s gonna want babies! When for 4 seasons that female character whose canon has (until now) actively existed to subvert those tropes.
How about the (apparent) complete and utter erasure of an aspect of a character’s sexual identity (and I stg if you come in my askbox and tell me Myka didn’t have romantic feelings for HG I will find you and kick you in the shins) an aspect that is SO FUCKING IMPORTANT for so many of us watching this damn show, because we don’t have the luxury of looking around and seeing ourselves represented on every fucking TV show ever.
How the fuck does Pete and Myka getting together hurt me? Its just one more example of how my identity doesn’t matter. How I don’t matter because when it came time to wrap up the show, a major media company thought that catering to its Middle-America hetero viewers and not the FANS that actually helped get the fucking show renewed was the most important thing.
I’m super happy you get your ship, and no, people shouldn’t hate on Pyka in the tags, but don’t you dare come in to this space with your arrogant, ignorant hetero privilege and tell me how I should feel about these characters or what this show meant to me or this community of fans for the last 5 years.
i’ve stopped trash talking comic sans after learning the font is actually one of the only dyslexia-friendly fonts that come standard with most computers and i advocate for others doing the same
Oh? I’m a bit curious about this. I’ll have to look into that.
The Chance To Dance Again
by Michael Keller
We highlighted the TED talk of Hugh Herr a couple of weeks ago. But his work is too important and beautiful to leave to just one post.
The MIT associate professor of media arts and sciences is making prosthetic limbs and exoskeletons that restore function in those who have lost legs from injury or disease. This set of gifs focuses on his team’s BiOM powered ankle and foot prosthesis.
"Bionics is not only about making people stronger and faster," he said during the talk. "Our expression, our humanity can be embedded into electromechanics."
To prove his point, Herr and fellow researchers studied dance movement to replace the lower leg that professional dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost after last year’s Boston marathon bombing. He concluded his talk by bringing Haslet-Davis on the stage to perform a bionic rumba.