Geeky Fangirl of Geeks

"It's like magic. ...but it's science."

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jeysiec:

So I brewed up some iced tea that’s a combination of chamomile, green tea, white tea, and Celestial Seasonings Black Cherry Berry, and now I’m wondering if I made a horrible mistake because the fresh-brewed pot smells exactly like cough syrup. We’ll see in a few hours…

 I did it you guys, I accidentally discovered Cough Syrup Flavored Iced Tea.

Oh god why did I do this to myself.

Vampire State

therealsongbirddiamondback:

paulsebert:

So yeah… I read the Vampire State arc from Captain Britain and MI:13 on Marvel Digital Unlimited today and I’m slapping myself for not reading this earlier.  

It’s a story about Dracula invading the UK from a castle on the moon with a fleet of flying pirate ships.  Quite possibly the most metal thing I’ve read in a comic in awhile. 

I really want to find those trades.

Comixology, man. If you buy the two trades and then the remaining single issues you can get the whole thing for about $28. (And so worth it; great set of books.)

Try setting an alarm so you don’t sleep over an hour, the longer the nap goes the more groggy you’ll be when you wake up (I think NASA did some tests? Idk I don’t want to google it « )

I have this thing about alarms… I get so paranoid about being startled awake by them that I never actually sleep.

So I actually (don’t ask me how, I just sorta did) managed to train myself that I can go to sleep and wake up a fairly precise amount of time later without an alarm BUT it only works if I sleep at least 4 hours. That seems to be my body’s minimum.

I legit don’t understand how other people get to take naps. Like, other people can lay down, fall asleep, wake up a half-hour, hour tops later, feel a little more rested. I lay down, wake up four hours later, still feel like a truck ran me over.

Anonymous said: Just responding to that ask where someone said "British shits", kinda. There are four countries in the U.K, something people forget, and each of them have their own unique culture!

whitepeoplehavenoculture:

TRUE

Still irritated over the dumbass America comments, too.

The US does not have a rape culture. It does have what I refer to as a Popularity Culture, but one, that encompasses more than just rape, and two, pretty much everywhere else in the world has the same culture.

And while parts of the US do have a gun culture, plenty of other parts do not. Massachusetts has the second-lowest gun ownership percentage and our gun culture mostly amounts to “no thank you”.

Reblog if it’s okay to befriend you, ask questions, ask for advice, rant, vent, let something off your chest, or just have a nice chat.

Seriously, I have over 300 followers but only about 5 of you talk to me. *sad* Am I boring? Intimidating? Boring and intimidating?

(via sepheran)

whitepeoplehavenoculture:

filthyfuckingmouths:

when people refer to ‘white culture’ i think they forget about the other countries with a majority white population besides america that has had established, flourishing cultures long before america even existed (like literally all of europe)

True, but America does have culture, it’s just so normal to us that we often times forget about it even existing.

America has at least 50 different cultures. As a denizen of New England, I get so annoyed when someone talks about “American culture” and then they go into detail and it’s clear what they really mean is “Deep Southern culture” or occasionally “Midwestern culture”.

(Like seriously, if it involves guns, country music, cowboy boots, NASCAR, ultra-capitalism, or anything Baptist or Evangelist, it’s not New England culture. Really.)

nerdgamery:

upton1408:

i—3—i:

When the DM gives me important plot informaton

Oh my god that was my players yesterday XD

This is me…
And yet when I DM, I get frustrated when my players don’t ‘pay attention’.

I was the secretary in my RP group because I was pretty much the only person who paid attention to all the details. (Much the reason I’m the secretary in real life, for that matter.)

nerdgamery:

upton1408:

i—3—i:

When the DM gives me important plot informaton

Oh my god that was my players yesterday XD

This is me…

And yet when I DM, I get frustrated when my players don’t ‘pay attention’.

I was the secretary in my RP group because I was pretty much the only person who paid attention to all the details. (Much the reason I’m the secretary in real life, for that matter.)

(via sepheran)

wondermumbles:

hookteeth:

calleo:

nineprotons:

theliquidchicken:

captoring:

matosuwa:

zerostatereflex:

Not everyone sees the same color when they stare at this spinning disk.
The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."
"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."
Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D

i see lavender!

bright green! ah this is so cooool
we should use this whenever we need to assign a random color to ourselves, for games and stuff

i see a super light pink, weird!

I see kind of a wine color.

I see yellow, red, and a few spots of green in the yellow lines.

I see alternating yellow and dark blue (Some bands yellow, some blue)
This is neat.

I see chocolate-brown and a shade of light brown that is close to salmon pink.

I see dark green and olive green.

wondermumbles:

hookteeth:

calleo:

nineprotons:

theliquidchicken:

captoring:

matosuwa:

zerostatereflex:

Not everyone sees the same color when they stare at this spinning disk.

The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."

"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."

Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D

i see lavender!

bright green! ah this is so cooool

we should use this whenever we need to assign a random color to ourselves, for games and stuff

i see a super light pink, weird!

I see kind of a wine color.

I see yellow, red, and a few spots of green in the yellow lines.

I see alternating yellow and dark blue (Some bands yellow, some blue)

This is neat.

I see chocolate-brown and a shade of light brown that is close to salmon pink.

I see dark green and olive green.

So I brewed up some iced tea that’s a combination of chamomile, green tea, white tea, and Celestial Seasonings Black Cherry Berry, and now I’m wondering if I made a horrible mistake because the fresh-brewed pot smells exactly like cough syrup. We’ll see in a few hours…