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04/04/2014 22:24:15

mezzotessitura:

1021girl:

snickerdoodlesandsausages:

enjolrasactual:

in-love-with-my-bed:

the-winchesters-creed:

ayellowstateofmind:

Imagine stabbing someone with this knife. 

It would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.

if you want information it is

and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin

why would you stab a PERSON when you can have TOAST?

There’s the hufflepuff


I’m still going with the commentary—unless you do it all at once, you’ll always have one side of cold toast.

mezzotessitura:

1021girl:

snickerdoodlesandsausages:

enjolrasactual:

in-love-with-my-bed:

the-winchesters-creed:

ayellowstateofmind:

Imagine stabbing someone with this knife. 

It would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.

if you want information it is

and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin

why would you stab a PERSON when you can have TOAST?

There’s the hufflepuff

I’m still going with the commentary—unless you do it all at once, you’ll always have one side of cold toast.

(Source: picapixels)

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03/15/2014 23:54:07

Please help me in my research

mezzotessitura:

For my senior project/thesis, I decided to do a study on how college students see graphic design, and whether or not their views correspond with what “the experts” say. So far the responses I’m getting are really interesting. However, I feel very limited by only including students from my school, so I decided to create a duplicate survey for everyone else.

If you’re interested in taking the survey, please follow this link. It should only take a minute or two.

If you’re a Rider University student, please help me out by using this link instead, or both if you wish (but especially the Rider one).

Thank you all!

This is from my personal blog, but any help would be greatly appreciated!

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03/14/2014 13:27:53

old-type-40:

nudityandnerdery:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay
“He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”
"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”
"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”
"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”
"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

And, of course: "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

This is why it’s worth reading the Hitchhiker books.  If you’ve only seen the movie, the miniseries, or heard the radio plays, you’re missing out on much of the fun.

old-type-40:

nudityandnerdery:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay

He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”

"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”

"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”

"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”

"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

And, of course:

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

This is why it’s worth reading the Hitchhiker books.  If you’ve only seen the movie, the miniseries, or heard the radio plays, you’re missing out on much of the fun.

(Source: pizzahottie)

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03/14/2014 12:06:15

Douglas Adams Describes How He Came Up with the Whale

old-type-40:

With the news today about the re-release of the Hitchhiker’s text game, I felt an urge to go see if I could find my old copy of the original radio scripts.  As I was thumbing through it, I came across this footnote:

Ah yes, the whale.  Well, this came about as a result of watching an episode of a dangerously insane TV detective show called Cannon in which people got shot the whole time for incredibly little reason.  They would just happen to be walking across the street, and they would simply get killed, regardless of what their own plans for the rest of the day might have been.

I began to find the sheer arbitrariness of this rather upsetting, not just because characters were getting killed, but because nobody ever seemed to care about it one way or another.  Anybody who might have cared about any of these people - family, friends, even the postman - was kept firmly offstage.  There was never any “Good night sweet Prince” or “She should have died hereafter” or even “Look you bastard, I was meant to be playing squash with this guy tonight” just bang, clear them out of the way, on to the next.  They were merely, excuse me, Cannonfodder.

I thought I’d have a go at this.  I’d write in a character whose sole function was to be killed for the sake of a small detail in the plot, and then damn well make the audience care about it, even if none of the other characters in the story did.  I suppose I must have succeeded because I received quite a number of letters saying how cruel and callous this section was - letters I certainly would not have received if I had simply mentioned the whale’s fate incidentally and passed on.  I probably wouldn’t have received them if it had been a human either.

BTW, here is the F/X note in the script for the whale’s materialization:

F/X: POP AS OF WHALE SUDDENLY COMING INTO EXISTENCE SOME MILES ABOVE THE SURFACE OF AN ALIEN PLANET.  INCREASING WIND.

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03/14/2014 10:43:58

Douglas Adams’ Footnote on Slartibartfast

old-type-40:

Like my previous post about the whale, this footnote comes from the book which has the original HGTTG radio scripts.  I’ve not found any mention of the whale footnote out on the web.  This footnote is mentioned in Wikipedia but I thought many here in the Tumblrverse may not know this.

I thought that this character should be a dignified, elderly man, weighed down with the burden of a secret sorrow.  I wondered what this sorrow should be, and thought perhaps he might be sad about his name.  So I decided to give him a name that anybody would be sad to have.  I wanted it to sound as gross as it possibly could, while still being broadcastable.  So I started with something that was clearly completely unbroadcastable, which was PHARTIPHUKBORLZ, and simply played around with the syllables until I arrived at something which sounded that rude, but was almost, but not quite, entirely inoffensive.

I wonder which came first - his description of the Nutrimat delivering a drink that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea or this.

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03/14/2014 09:22:17

"The history of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is one of idealism, struggle, despair, passion, success, failure, and enormously long lunch breaks."

--Douglas Adams, Life The Universe And Everything

(Source: daily-douglas-adams-quote)

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03/13/2014 21:38:41

(Source: gyzmkid)

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03/13/2014 20:16:38

mezzotessitura:

"He had found a Nutri-Matic machine which had provided him with a plastic cup filled with a liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea."

Share and enjoy your love of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy with this mug & other accessories. Find them on Society6 and Redbubble (both sites have the designs, but with different buying options).

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03/13/2014 18:54:57

"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."

--Douglas Adams

(Source: croiea)

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03/13/2014 17:33:03

bisexualdodo:

Book photo challenge: Day thirteen.
Fandom.
The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy

bisexualdodo:

Book photo challenge: Day thirteen.

Fandom.

The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy

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