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Interests: Linguistics, Math, Science

Fandoms: Animorphs, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Calvin and Hobbes, Digimon, Doctor Who, Fire Emblem, Legend of Korra, Merlin, On Call 36小时/The Hippocratic Crush, BBC!Sherlock, Young Wizards

What once was an "academic" like blog has now turned mostly into a fandom blog. Oops.

One of these days, it'll be a Panda Coffee blog again. Stay tuned. :O

24th March 2014

Quote reblogged from For Eye and Tongue with 120 notes

Animorphs was not the first book series to dramatize the transformative aspects of adolescence, but it stands out for its especially direct metaphor. K.A. Applegate’s young-adult series was never timid about exploiting its gimmick—namely, that there are teenagers who can turn into animals. It’s right there in the name of the series, in the flipbook at the right corner of each book’s pages, and in the iconic cover illustrations. These illustrations, which show the protagonists in the throes of transformation, convey that the metamorphoses in Animorphs aren’t the usual child-friendly changes—a pumpkin into a carriage or a mouse into a footman. No, these mutations are messy, risky, and perverse…
In essence, Animorphs tells the story of a group of adolescents going through changes they don’t understand, surrounded by adults who at best will never understand them and at worst will force them to conform—or kill them. The heroes know the immense magnitude of their struggles, but no one can support them. In other words, it was pitched perfectly to teenagers, who are going through the same experience on a smaller scale.
— Matt Crowley, The A.V. Club (via lesserjoke)

Tagged: animorphsthe a.v. club

19th March 2014

Post reblogged from lingua fandom with 107,263 notes

tiauska:

I feel like one of the greatest conquests of the english language is the phrase ‘I’ma’ because it’s an abbreviation for ‘I am going to’ like we managed to subtract all the spaces and three-fourths of the letters and we still know what it means that’s powerful

Tagged: linguistics

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18th March 2014

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I’m here to save my best friend.

Tagged: teen wolflydia martinallison argentow my feels just owteen wolf spoilers

Source: obroseys

17th March 2014

Quote reblogged from [leɪ̃ŋˈnæstɪks & ˌsaɪkoʊsˈθɛnɪks] with 1,929 notes

Different languages talk about the world in different ways. It is crucial to look at different languages. If we restrict our view to just one language - our own - we will never truly understand the distinction between sense and reference, because it is natural to think that “our” way of talking about the world is the only one, or the most natural one. It is only when we study or learn a foreign language, and realize that other people see things differently, that we become aware of how arbitrary the relationship is between words and entities or concepts.
— How Language Works by David Crystal, page 188. (via linguaphilioist)

Tagged: linguistics

Source: linguaphilioist

17th March 2014

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tumblr, why is your tagging system the worst

Until then, we fight.
— 

K.A. Applegate, from The Invasion

(via the-final-sentence)

I obviously saw this quote from the-final-sentence, but wanted to repost it so that it would land into the Animorphs tag, since reblogged posts don’t make it in. (Reblog the original though and show some more love for Animorphs!)

But, can we talk about this though? Like for real.

This final line is just the ending of Book 1 of 52+. And this is just after these teenagers (with attitude. Elfangor, recruit teenage idiots with attitude and a death wish) have been told the Earth is being invaded by aliens who you can’t see because they take over humans and who can you even trust? (Nobody. That’s who.) And they begrudgingly accept this power and responsibility to fight. And their first rescue mission? IS A COMPLETE DISASTER.

Like way to go protagonists. How do you manage that? You’re the effing protagonists.

Because it’s war. That’s why. You win some; you lose some. It doesn’t always go smoothly. And K.A. Applegate never shied away from this.

And after the horrors of almost being trapped in the enemy base, having one of your own forever stuck as a bird, and only managing to rescue one person who wasn’t even the main person you were after, what do these kids do?

Keep fighting until their reinforcements arrive, whenever they do. “Until then, we fight.” 

"If you’re going through hell, keep going."

Tagged: animorphsthis is the reason why i always consider animorphs to be one of the key series of my childhoodi've also been on a power rangers kick lately if you couldn't tell

17th March 2014

Quote reblogged from The final sentence. with 261 notes

Until then, we fight.

K.A. Applegate, from The Invasion

(via the-final-sentence)

Can we talk about this though? Like for real.

This final line is just the ending of Book 1 of 52+. And this is just after these teenagers (with attitude. Elfangor, recruit teenage idiots with attitude and a death wish) have been told the Earth is being invaded by aliens who you can’t see because they take over humans and who can you even trust? (Nobody. That’s who.) And they begrudgingly accept this power and responsibility to fight. And their first rescue mission? IS A COMPLETE DISASTER.

Like way to go protagonists. How do you manage that? You’re the effing protagonists.

Because it’s war. That’s why. You win some; you lose some. It doesn’t always go smoothly. And K.A. Applegate never shied away from this.

And after the horrors of almost being trapped in the enemy base, having one of your own forever stuck as a bird, and only managing to rescue one person who wasn’t even the main person you were after, what do these kids do?

Keep fighting until their reinforcements arrive, whenever they do. “Until then, we fight.” 

"If you’re going through hell, keep going."

Tagged: animorphsthis is the reason why i always consider animorphs to be one of the key series of my childhood

12th March 2014

Post reblogged from [leɪ̃ŋˈnæstɪks & ˌsaɪkoʊsˈθɛnɪks] with 7,166 notes

Internet Abbreviations as Discourse Particles

allthingslinguistic:

unnecessaryligatures:

I find it really interesting that abbreviations online have abandoned sound-based abbreviations (is there an actual term for it? Things like “c u l8r”) in favor of actual abbreviations for things that have nothing to do with the content itself and are more like qualifiers (lbr, tbh, imho). 

This reminds me of John McWhorter’s observations about lol and hey as discourse particles: he describes “lol” as marking empathy and “hey” as a topic shift. I’d say that the other current abbreviations like tbh, imo/imho, iirc, idk/idek, omg/omgz, wtf, etc. can have a similar type of function in marking the attitude of the speaker (well, writer) towards a particular idea.

Notice how the same statement (chosen to sound pragmatically appropriate in an informal, tumblr-like context) has a very different illocutionary force when accompanied by different markers.  

(1) tbh they’d make a terrible couple. (certain knowledge)
(2) imo they’d make a terrible couple. (belief)
(3) iirc they made a terrible couple.  (uncertain memory)
(4) idk they’d make a terrible couple. (uncertain, disbelief)
(5) omg they’d make a terrible couple. (strong emotion, excitement)
(6) wtf they’d make a terrible couple. (strong emotion, disbelief)
(7) lol they’d make a terrible couple. (empathy)

Perhaps this is the closest that English will get to having a system of evidentials

Tagged: linguistics

Source: unnecessaryligatures

4th March 2014

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From Religion to Military and Math

The story of Twitch Plays Pokemon will never cease to amaze me.

[The meta behind it all is too much. I don’t even religiously watch the stream, but I am so engrossed into it.]

ETA: No, but seriously, we talked about how in Gen I with Anarchy v. Democracy how the gridlock (and even harmony/[debatable] necessity) of the two systems was such an interesting model to view the development of modern day politics (in a grossly simplified and general sense). Now take that idea and expand it.

Gen I: Religion

Gen II: A militaristic theme and math.

Mankind as a whole. The evolution! The progression! They’re even separated as two different generations of the game!

And even better, this is all an organic happening as TPP progresses! It wasn’t intentional, no one sat down and told the hivemind we needed to think like this. It just happened!

Tagged: twitch plays pokemontppi know the math is just because of the gym and the probability of completing in anarchybut still to go from gen I religion to gen II militaristic theme and maththe beauty in the chaos for what is beauty without chaos to comapre it against?

17th February 2014

Photoset reblogged from Caution: Unidentified Entity Approaching with 32,196 notes

reason #9 as to why werewolves are better than vampires (x)

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2nd February 2014

Photo reblogged from The Way the World Ends with 125,143 notes

masterarrowhead:

theherooftime333:

Cat bending

you guys are worrying me

Iannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

masterarrowhead:

theherooftime333:

Cat bending

you guys are worrying me

Iannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Tagged: catbendingwithscience

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6th January 2014

Photo reblogged from I love the mayhem with 2,130 notes

sergendry:

I never see anyone talking about this really fantastic and helpful ASOIAF timeline, so here’s a link for those of you who haven’t seen it before.  
Have a look through (spoilers for all books, of course), and be sure to check out the other tabs at the bottom for fun travel time calculations and such.  

sergendry:

I never see anyone talking about this really fantastic and helpful ASOIAF timeline, so here’s a link for those of you who haven’t seen it before.  

Have a look through (spoilers for all books, of course), and be sure to check out the other tabs at the bottom for fun travel time calculations and such.  

Tagged: game of thronesa song of ice and fireneatoreference

5th September 2013

Photoset reblogged from For Eye and Tongue with 127,318 notes

midnightyen:

THIS JUST BLOWS MY MIND.

Tagged: harry potterlinguistics

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2nd May 2013

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This being an adult thing clearly isn’t working out.

Apparently my response to mandatory inspirational urgent morning meetings everyday is to purposefully go to bed later…

Tagged: though i suppose taking naps during the day and then constantly living life half-asleep isn't helping matters either

2nd May 2013

Chat reblogged from Everybody Poops, I Did it Again with 13 notes

  • Courtney: You love Nathan Fillion.
  • Ian: I love him so much it hurts
  • Ian: all the time
  • Courtney: I don't think love that causes you constant pain is healthy
  • Ian: It only hurts because he isn't in my arms
  • Ian: It only hurts because I'm not in his
  • I'm not a fan of this, let's be clear. My fears of you being gay were almost gone, too.
  • Some people are only gay for Nathan Fillion. Your boyfriend is not one of them.
  • Sometimes during movies he moans a little bit when men with six packs take their shirts off (or during teen wolf...)
  • Let's get real he did more than moan during teen wolf.
  • I said teen wolf was fairly decent but with little value other than Stiles the other day. Ian's face was not happy. He also enjoys how often they get shirtless.

Tagged: it's ok ian i support you even if everyone else in your life seems to not be

15th April 2013

Post reblogged from For Eye and Tongue with 57,354 notes

ourlivesareweird:

IMPORTANT: My former roommate in Boston just called MGH and they said that they have enough blood on hand for the tragedy today, but will need blood in the coming week to replenish. Please don’t rush to the area yet, as it’s more imperative that the police continue scanning the area for potential threats.

However, MGH is taking blood donation walk-ins beginning tomorrow at 7 AM. That would be the time to go donate.

Tagged: bostontw: boston marathon

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