Evolution shmevolution -
If the human race was to die out and Apes survived, the human race would be able to make a comeback…right? NO! If we truly evolved from Apes, then there should be a high probability that a monkey would give birth to a human. In addition, if evolution were real, why do…
It’s that time of the fandom when I have to bring out the words of Gervais:
"Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right."
Food for thought.
Seriously, whenever I use a flip phone the first thing I always think of is Star Trek :D
THIS SHIT AIN’T RIGHT
STAR TREK DIDN’T PREDICT THE FUTURE FOOL
IT CREATED THE FUTURE
IT INSPIRED THE FUTURE
THE REASON THESE THINGS EXIST IS BECAUSE STAR TREK MADE PEOPLE WANT THEM TO HAPPEN
STAR TREK IS THE FUTURE
Dont forget about automatic doors
People are currently trying to make tricorders as well. So far it can monitor heart functions.
oh an hyposprays are in the works, too
That’s all cool but where is my freaking replicator?
Food replicators are a real thing too! Well sort of… 3D printers are used in some nursing homes to print out food that looks real but is softer, because the elders don’t want to eat mush but they can’t eat proper food anymore. Give it a few years and we’ll be able to print anything with the right ingredients.
Let’s say it again: STAR TREK INSPIRED THE FUTURE.
When Star Trek first aired they left a lot companies feeling extremely nervous, and if I remember correctly, the producers did in fact receive several inquiries regarding where they had heard of certain things (that were at the time in super secret development). :)
(Source: jarabacek, via emmagrant01)
95% of the people who get on my nerves in the Sherlock fandom are people who have no appreciation whatsoever of dark humor, which is actually central to an appreciation of this show and its characters.
Mark Gatiss talking about John Watson’s hypothetical dog…
I agree with everything in this post EXCEPT one small thing: Gatiss’s well-known penchant for horror is not equal to saying Sherlock is a dark-ish show. Sherlock in general is not very dark/horror/supernatural (with its famous exceptions like the Hounds), because Sherlock is all about logic, fact, realism.
But yes, being outraged with Gatiss making any kind of dark joke about ANYTHING is basically a waste of breath and awareness.
Anonymous said: Is this true? dailydot(.)com/opinion/steven-moffat-sexism-sherlock-doctor-who/
*sigh* … here is what I have to say to you:
I encourage you to think independently and critically.
Check sources and don’t just believe them because it is printed/posted/linked somewhere and take source of the source and motivation of writer, reader and paper into account. VIDEO is the only way to go, as even supposed ‘direct quotes’ are most of the time not direct quotes and additionally do not reflect tone of voice or context!
Take into account that hate is most of the time voiced louder and harsher and faster than compliments.
Keep in mind that papers/sites, etc are built upon drama and controversy. It gets them clicks and readers and exposure (even if it is just you linking to it in an ask to me). It’s what people who want to hate, want to see and read.
Remember that EVERYONE makes/has made sexist jokes/has sexist thoughts. E v e r y o n e! Even if we pull the emergency brake right after, those thoughts/that behaviour is learned and difficult to rid yourself of.
Know that similar expressions or thoughts can be found in every person, when observed and picked apart as detailed as it has happened here.
Be aware that in this case, one person was picked apart for anything and everything in order to further the cause of the writer of the article.
Remember that things are often exaggerated in order to be heard and get an appropriate reaction. The art of writing and wording to make you believe is a powerful one.
Remember that blindly believing others without putting an ounce of critical thought into it yourself, makes you gullible, naive and the perfect prey for people and their questionable causes (and I am sure you don’t want to be /that/ person).
—> IF you should arrive at the same conclusion, after your own (as inclusive as possible) research (only(!) trust video - there is enough proof that articles written online by various outlets are always stuffed), critical thinking and involvement in the topic - then you can decide, for yourself, whether to believe/trust and follow exactly this approach or whether you’d like to remember that everyone is human and makes mistakes - some more closely observed than others.
Most of all: be grateful that you and the person who wrote the article have the incredible freedom of saying many things without the world listening. Be in awe that Steven Moffat does not have that privilege - yet, while knowing that millions are listening and many are criticising, he has not stopped speaking his mind and trying to give insight in his mind and work. Be. in. awe.
and to finish:
honestly, if I had the time, I could
a) write the same article about me —> digging deep into sexist things I have said, wrong things I have said bc I was under pressure or nervous, things I have said that I never meant to be understood the way they were, fun things I have said that were understood by an insider community and misunderstood by outsiders and hate-willing people. I could carefully leave out anything good I have ever done or said. Properly motivated, I can do this for many many people and have just as a negative turnout as the article had. But none of it would be the whole truth and nobody should believe it.
and I could b) write the perfect mirrored article about Steven Moffat, showing what a great and normal person he actually is. A nice and friendly man. A funny guy who tries hard to carry two shows and all of our expectations.
… but as I said: there is more motivation in voicing your hate than love … that doesn’t mean though that the love isn’t there. It is. Always remember that.
btw the same concept applies to reblogging controversial support. i.e. you will find more likes than reblogs on this post, as people fear publicly supporting a man the internet loves to hate (and the most reblogs this thing is gonna get, will be from people telling me I am wrong! … the usual)