some kid in my class wrote an essay about how it never explicitly says Beowulf isn’t a robot
*jaw snaps shut*
person: the maze runner movie is so different from the books!!!!!! ugh!!!
Where’s that blog post of the HP and LOTR fandoms telling the Hunger Games fans to be quiet?
There’s a great bit in one of cleolinda's M15Ms, something to the effect of “They changed that, that was supposed to be so-and-so's line!” and the reply from the LOTR fandom was, “What are you, new?”
One of my greatest shames as a PDX suburbanite is that I don’t have the bridges memorized. Worse, the names I can remember I can’t always pin on the right bridge.
TIME FOR STUDY!
I spent a couple years living right alongside the St Johns Bridge. I never tired of looking at it.
Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)
Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.
He’d rock the fuck out of memes. Don’t deny it.
Exit, pursued by a doge.
much run wow
I don’t understand people who try to make Shakespeare into a pretentious thing cause he was basically an uneducated dick-joke making dude for the common masses. His historical plays are straight up fanfiction. There’s a scene in Macbeth where two guards are having a conversation as a dude pees on a wall. Get out of here with your Shakespeare snobbery.
The man knew how to make an audience happy. The whole audience, from the highbrow to the lowbrow. When he needed a new word for a thing because existing words didn’t quite fit his needs, boom, he delivered. You know, much like social media does now.
His Twitter feed (is @DisBard taken? if not, it would be) would be equal parts hilarious dick jokes and snarking about his sponsors & colleagues, not to mention royals, I wager. Also he’d be responsible for SO MANY made-up history memes.
"And these intrepid pioneers enjoyed all the privileges of going to high altitude without oxygen: bleeding at the ears and eyes, nausea, vomiting, swelling of the head, and passing out. Mind you, in spite of all that they did learn things they never would have if they’d stayed on the ground. Like, the temperature does not decrease steadily as you rise in the sky and nor does the air pressure. Some of them stayed up for days, drifting along, enjoying the view, dropping notes by parachute that never seemed to say much other than, ‘Everything going remarkably well.’ Including those who were never seen again…" — James Burke, Connections
Ah, weather forecasting. We’ve made such progress since the early days of balloon-based observations, haven’t we?
That takes care of the second Connections episode, “Death in the Morning.” Next up? James Burke describes the arms race throughout history (among other things) in “Distant Voices.” Stay tuned, won’t you?