I'm a scientist, editor, non-fiction writer, fangirl, shipper (mainly Johnlock), and am old enough to remember Star Trek in reruns, Star Wars in theaters, animated Hobbit and LOTR films, and the Fourth Doctor.

I love Science!, language, fandoms, and artsy stuff, so that's what you'll see here. Random walks are random. And statistically satisfying.

Occasionally NSFW--you've been duly warned.

 

ladyarchaeopteryx:

"In some ways Watson is stronger than Holmes. That comes through his kindness, I suppose. He sees Holmes’s weaknesses and tries to protect him from them. Look how Watson rants at him about cocaine. Watson is always on the lookout in order to save his friend from pain, indignity or destruction."

— Jeremy Brett

wilwheaton:

laughterkey:

thugkitchen:

I know you need caffeine sometimes but don’t even fucking think about reaching for a RedBull or 5-Hour Energy. I will slap that shit out of your hand so quick you won’t know whatthefuck happened. Energy drinks are toxic and fucking expensive. Money doesn’t grow on trees; coffee does. Don’t waste your time in a fucking line and spend your hard earned cash on something you can make while you’re sleeping. Cold brewed coffee is also way less acidic, making this easier on your stomach. SO GRAB A CUP OF THIS SIMPLE SHIT AND SEIZE THE GODDAMN DAY. 
COLD BREWED COFFEE
¾ cup ground coffee (whatever you got is fine)
3 ½ cups cold water
Put the coffee grounds in the bottom of a large container. If you like coffee with some fucking bite, add another ¼ cup of grounds. Slowly pour the water over the grounds and stir. Make sure all the grounds get wet because sometimes there are weird dry pockets and then you’re just wasting fucking coffee. Let this sit in the fridge (or on your counter if its not too fucking hot in your place) overnight or for at least 10 hours. In the morning, strain that shit using a mesh strainer. You know, the ones that look like a screen door. If you have the time, strain one more time through a paper coffee filter to get out the last of the grounds (or don’t and just deal with a couple rogue grounds in your drink). Serve over ice and with some almond milk if that’s your thing.
Makes about 3 ½ cups of coffee (triple this recipe and keep the extra in the fridge all week)

OR USE A FRENCH PRESS AND HAVE A FRESH CUP EVERY MORNING HOT DAMN COLD BREW IN A FRENCH PRESS WAS A GODDAMN REVELATION

Cold brew coffee is amazing, and once you have it, you may not go back to any other way.I make it a lot, and I’ve found that a lighter roast, as well as beans from Kenya or Central America really bring out the most amazing flavours you’ve ever had.Cold brew coffee can have these really complex fruit and floral, or chocolate and caramel flavours that we never even notice when we make it any other way.Give it a try; I think you’ll like it.

wilwheaton:

laughterkey:

thugkitchen:

I know you need caffeine sometimes but don’t even fucking think about reaching for a RedBull or 5-Hour Energy. I will slap that shit out of your hand so quick you won’t know whatthefuck happened. Energy drinks are toxic and fucking expensive. Money doesn’t grow on trees; coffee does. Don’t waste your time in a fucking line and spend your hard earned cash on something you can make while you’re sleeping. Cold brewed coffee is also way less acidic, making this easier on your stomach. SO GRAB A CUP OF THIS SIMPLE SHIT AND SEIZE THE GODDAMN DAY.

COLD BREWED COFFEE

¾ cup ground coffee (whatever you got is fine)

3 ½ cups cold water

Put the coffee grounds in the bottom of a large container. If you like coffee with some fucking bite, add another ¼ cup of grounds. Slowly pour the water over the grounds and stir. Make sure all the grounds get wet because sometimes there are weird dry pockets and then you’re just wasting fucking coffee. Let this sit in the fridge (or on your counter if its not too fucking hot in your place) overnight or for at least 10 hours. In the morning, strain that shit using a mesh strainer. You know, the ones that look like a screen door. If you have the time, strain one more time through a paper coffee filter to get out the last of the grounds (or don’t and just deal with a couple rogue grounds in your drink). Serve over ice and with some almond milk if that’s your thing.

Makes about 3 ½ cups of coffee (triple this recipe and keep the extra in the fridge all week)

OR USE A FRENCH PRESS AND HAVE A FRESH CUP EVERY MORNING HOT DAMN COLD BREW IN A FRENCH PRESS WAS A GODDAMN REVELATION

Cold brew coffee is amazing, and once you have it, you may not go back to any other way.

I make it a lot, and I’ve found that a lighter roast, as well as beans from Kenya or Central America really bring out the most amazing flavours you’ve ever had.

Cold brew coffee can have these really complex fruit and floral, or chocolate and caramel flavours that we never even notice when we make it any other way.

Give it a try; I think you’ll like it.

knitmeapony asked
Fic prompt: Molly Hooper: mutant (and/or superhero of any flavor or variety of your choice.)

thewiggleofjudas:

As she waits her turn to introduce herself, Molly bites her lower lip and pushes her fringe over her face before she remembers what she promised Professor Storm: not to, well, bite her lower lip or push her fringe over her face. You don’t have to hide anymore, the professor had told her as Molly had vainly pretended not to cry and Professor Storm had diplomatically pretended not to notice. Not now. Not here.

"Hey, you. Shy kid," Professor Logan says, pointing at Molly. "Your turn. Introduce yourself. Tell us whatever you wanna tell us, but, y’know. Make it quick."

Her classmates look at her; the boy with the curly hair, the tall one who was William on the attendance sheet but insisted that he was called Sherlock, might as well be looking through her. “Um.” Molly sits on her hands to keep herself from playing with her hair. “Molly Hooper. I want to be a doctor, and I like cats, and….” The tall boy isn’t looking at her anymore, is leaning in to talk with his friend, the short one, Molly can’t remember his name, and Molly says, all in a rush before she can change her mind, “and I can talk with dead people.”

kymethra:

lizzinlosangeles:

embracethelost:

pop-culture-savvy-fallen-angel:

lostwiginity:

steverogersorbust:

shiningartifact:

OK BUT SEE, I DIDN’T KNOW.

I didn’t KNOW. Chris Evans swears like a sailor. Chris Evans has an adorable Bostonish accent. Chris Evans wants you to know that he can tap dance. Chris Evans thinks that Captain America is the least ass-kicking of all of the Avengers. Chris Evans loves to tell the story where he made an idiot of himself in front of Ben Affleck. Chris Evans is REALLY EXCITED TO DO THIS INTERVIEW. Chris Evans REALLY wants to talk to you and tell you what’s on his mind.

Chris Evans is STUPIDLY CHARMING. And no seriously, he swears LIKE A SAILOR. People who swear with alacrity are my fucking kryptonite.

I just DID. NOT. KNOW. I have literally never seen him outside of movies and photos before.

do you think coming of age movie is like, still haunting him?

OMG, he *is* a meat ball!

oh my god i’m in love

I haven’t watched this yet, but you can be sure that I will. And that when I do, I will feel funny things in… places.

Oh hell he sounds like all the boys I grew up with. The softer suburban/central boston accent is a killer, and it’s not so funny as the dorchester/revere/southie accents dudes like Affleck and Damon have.

Kinda glad he got trained out of it though…it’s weird having him sound like my first boyfriend. Even though he is adorably funny.

This is brilliant.

(Source: youtube.com)

caring-fallen-angel:

the-angel-in-misha:

#no bae #never noticed

I think I say awesome a lot more now because I watch this show so much

adayinthelesbianlife:

"The LGBT community, however loved/accepted/tolerated, will always be a minority. Our newfound sociopolitical liberties, instead of obliterating the need for a distinctive gay culture, should instead give us license to explore that culture and develop it further. We need gay bookstores, not as sanctuaries for the repressed, but as museums and libraries for the out and proud. As David M. Halperin points out in his book How to Be Gay, “Unlike the members of minority groups defined by race or ethnicity or religion, gays cannot rely on their birth families to teach them about their history or their culture. They must discover their roots through contact with the larger society and the larger world.”

- Why we still need LGBT bookstores, by Daniel Lefferts

sixpenceee:

Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.

After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.

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