Posted 1 day ago

zordac:

shinyinfo:

I wish I was that excited about ANYTHING

The bottom left “It’s Paul”; his expression kills me!

It almost makes me want to Google wtf Paul Rudd is, but I bet that’d kill the magic.

(Source: buckysbarnes)

Posted 1 day ago

frequentlydefiant:

zordac:

fordhamcsf:

I finally got my copy of SLASH: Romance Without Boundaries in the mail, and I’m so excited to play it!

For those of you who don’t know, SLASH is a card game similar to Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity—but with fan shipping!

Playing SLASH is really simple:

"Everybody gets a hand of their favorite characters from pop culture, history, and literature. The matchmaker  selects one from her hand and places it face up on the table. Each player in turn selects a possible 'ship  for that character hoping that the matchmaker chooses theirs. But, if she doesn’t you can always narrate the tale of this destined connection to win the favor of the table and overrule the matchmaker.” (Source)

Whoever has the best ‘ship for the matchmaker’s card gets the matchmaker’s card and wins the round!

But don’t worry about not knowing the characters, shows, and what have you. I was worried about that at first too when I first played it last year, but SLASH has a surprisingly vast array of characters from things like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Disney, Mass Effect, Star Wars, Godzilla, Rocky Horror’s Picture Show, and more. There’s not a lot of characters from anime, but there’ll definitely be quite a few you’ll recognize. Heck, it even has people from real life! (Hello Alex Trebek.)

On a similar note, SLASH also has a pretty diverse range of characters from all kinds of nationalities, races, ethnicity, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, worlds, and even species! There’re no underaged characters (for obvious reasons), but you still have a lot of shipping options. Each card comes with the character’s name, what show, book, etc. they’re from, their gender, and a short description.

Things can also get as steamy and raunchy as you, or you could keep things innocent and PG. It all depends on the players’ imaginations really, so whatever floats your boat. *Wink wink. Nudge nudge.*

SLASH is supposed to be around 45 minutes, but you can play as long as you like or until one player reaches a set amount of cards (as in Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity). The game requires at least three players, but the more players there are, the longer the game is. So the more the merrier!

With so much diversity and flexibility, SLASH is really all about great story-telling. But it not only pushes you to be imaginative and creative but also to think critically about your choice, hone your debate skills, and expand your knowledge about popular culture, history, and literature, which is all a nice way of saying you’ll have a crazy, fun time yelling passionately about your OTP at bunches of other people screaming passionately about theirs. Woo!

If you’d really like to own this game but don’t have the $25 + shipping to buy it, don’t sweat it! SLASH also has their own print-and-play version in their shop so you can join in on the fun regardless.

If you’re thinking of buying SLASH anyway, great! But be warned: Shipping took forever. I ordered it from the Kickstarter last year in October I think, but it didn’t get here until today! Fortunately, Games by Play Date kept us inform about SLASH's status, and the print-and-play version was always an option anyway, so it was no biggie.

But it’s finally here! It came in a simple white 7” X 5” box wrapped in plastic with four similarly plastic-wrapped decks of 100 alphabetized cards and a small double-sided sheet with directions. It’s definitely light and small enough to carry it around, so bringing it to parties is a whole lot easier. So with that in mind, I’ll definitely bring it by CSF sometime soon. It’s going to be a riot!

If you want to contact, support, or learn more about the creators of SLASH, just visit the Games by Play Date website, but methinks this fun little card they included in the game describes them—and the crazy fun that is SLASH—pretty well…

Games by Play Date Business Card

GUYS GUYS GUYS OVER HERE!! @playswithbooks, @bluewinstonlibrarian, frequentlydefiant, nerd-brarian!!

Oh yeah, I own this now … we should totes make it happen

Yes yes yes!

Posted 1 day ago

zordac:

fordhamcsf:

I finally got my copy of SLASH: Romance Without Boundaries in the mail, and I’m so excited to play it!

For those of you who don’t know, SLASH is a card game similar to Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity—but with fan shipping!

Playing SLASH is really simple:

"Everybody gets a hand of their favorite characters from pop culture, history, and literature. The matchmaker  selects one from her hand and places it face up on the table. Each player in turn selects a possible 'ship  for that character hoping that the matchmaker chooses theirs. But, if she doesn’t you can always narrate the tale of this destined connection to win the favor of the table and overrule the matchmaker.” (Source)

Whoever has the best ‘ship for the matchmaker’s card gets the matchmaker’s card and wins the round!

But don’t worry about not knowing the characters, shows, and what have you. I was worried about that at first too when I first played it last year, but SLASH has a surprisingly vast array of characters from things like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Disney, Mass Effect, Star Wars, Godzilla, Rocky Horror’s Picture Show, and more. There’s not a lot of characters from anime, but there’ll definitely be quite a few you’ll recognize. Heck, it even has people from real life! (Hello Alex Trebek.)

On a similar note, SLASH also has a pretty diverse range of characters from all kinds of nationalities, races, ethnicity, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, worlds, and even species! There’re no underaged characters (for obvious reasons), but you still have a lot of shipping options. Each card comes with the character’s name, what show, book, etc. they’re from, their gender, and a short description.

Things can also get as steamy and raunchy as you, or you could keep things innocent and PG. It all depends on the players’ imaginations really, so whatever floats your boat. *Wink wink. Nudge nudge.*

SLASH is supposed to be around 45 minutes, but you can play as long as you like or until one player reaches a set amount of cards (as in Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity). The game requires at least three players, but the more players there are, the longer the game is. So the more the merrier!

With so much diversity and flexibility, SLASH is really all about great story-telling. But it not only pushes you to be imaginative and creative but also to think critically about your choice, hone your debate skills, and expand your knowledge about popular culture, history, and literature, which is all a nice way of saying you’ll have a crazy, fun time yelling passionately about your OTP at bunches of other people screaming passionately about theirs. Woo!

If you’d really like to own this game but don’t have the $25 + shipping to buy it, don’t sweat it! SLASH also has their own print-and-play version in their shop so you can join in on the fun regardless.

If you’re thinking of buying SLASH anyway, great! But be warned: Shipping took forever. I ordered it from the Kickstarter last year in October I think, but it didn’t get here until today! Fortunately, Games by Play Date kept us inform about SLASH's status, and the print-and-play version was always an option anyway, so it was no biggie.

But it’s finally here! It came in a simple white 7” X 5” box wrapped in plastic with four similarly plastic-wrapped decks of 100 alphabetized cards and a small double-sided sheet with directions. It’s definitely light and small enough to carry it around, so bringing it to parties is a whole lot easier. So with that in mind, I’ll definitely bring it by CSF sometime soon. It’s going to be a riot!

If you want to contact, support, or learn more about the creators of SLASH, just visit the Games by Play Date website, but methinks this fun little card they included in the game describes them—and the crazy fun that is SLASH—pretty well…

Games by Play Date Business Card

GUYS GUYS GUYS OVER HERE!! @playswithbooks, @bluewinstonlibrarian, frequentlydefiant, nerd-brarian!!

I hear tell a copy of this exists and could, theoretically be played at some future point…?

Posted 2 days ago
ariaste:

matociquala, what are you and your evil twin plotting now?

frequentlydefiant

ariaste:

matociquala, what are you and your evil twin plotting now?

frequentlydefiant
Posted 2 days ago

sketchshark:

aboutmerpeople:

The dapper Benedict Sea Cucumberbatch

(Inspired by this Comic Con weekend)

Jiggle scoot. Jiggle scoot. Ladies, Benedict’s here.

zordac
Posted 2 days ago

montereybayaquarium:

Long-Distance Flyers

Think you travel a lot? The diminutive red knot probably has you beat, traveling from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego—a distance of 9,300 miles each way—each year. And it does it all under its own steam.

We just added two of these long distance flyers to our Aviary exhibit. You can also view them on our live web cam.

While red knots could put most business travelers to shame, ours have been forced to stick closer to home, due to permanent wing injuries. The pair (a male and female) flew here—in a plane—from the Florida Aquarium, which has hosted them for more than a decade.

Reading up on Red Knots

Red knots (Calidris canutus) are one of the larger sandpipers, and can live to a ripe age. Scientists recently discovered a 21-year-old

The birds, which grow to 10 inches, can occasionally be seen in local estuaries such as Elkhorn Slough. But these sightings are rare. These mileage champs breed in some of the coldest places in the world, and winter in some of the hottest. While they travel vast distances, red knots depend on certain stops along the way to fuel up, such as in Hudson Bay and Brazil. This can create challenges for the birds if food sources—particularly horseshoe crab eggs—are in short supply due to overharvesting.

“We’re really excited to have them,” says aviculturist Eric Miller. “Though they’re not technically endangered, red knots in some parts of the world are declining, and this is a great chance for people to see them.”

zordac
Posted 3 days ago

bobrasher:

Best Cosplay

Posted 3 days ago

thatgothlibrarian:

thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout:

huffpostbooks:

What’s Your Book Shelfie Style?

Main categorization is by genre (fiction, non fiction, educational, comics/graphic novels), sub-categorized by author.
Authors that I have multiple works of are sub-sub-categorized alphabetically by title (or by the main title of a series, i.e. Lord of the Rings, Ender’s Saga, Harry Potter, etc.), and series are sub-sub-sub-categorized chronologically, not alphabetically.

I’ve always done mine by height.

Shelves, the nightstand, then tables, chairs, stools, and finally the floor.

Posted 3 days ago
Posted 3 days ago
have-my-lamp-babies:

sometimes Tumblr does good things


zordac

have-my-lamp-babies:

sometimes Tumblr does good things

zordac
Posted 4 days ago

http://awkwardordeath.tumblr.com/post/92975350616/libriomancer-kamikazeworld-fantasticsteve

libriomancer:

kamikazeworld:

fantasticsteve:

ohyousourwolf:

Why is it that evil villains always find poison to inject into their victims like just literally fill the syringe with air and just stick the needle between their toes or something. It’ll mimic a heart attack…

Once upon a time I asked my mom why they always tap needles and shoot some of the medicine into the air before giving a shot in movies/TV. She explained about the dangers of air bubbles, and suddenly I had a genuine reason to fear getting shots.

Posted 4 days ago

midnytemercury:

John Barrowman talks about meeting Benedict Cumberbatch at San Diego Comic Con 2014

zordac
Posted 4 days ago

zordac:

londonphile:

londonphile:

This day just keeps getting better:

just yodeled for us!

Yep better and better http://t.co/xFwctajeV1

Eeeeeee! He looks so short!

omg zordac! What if he were like 5’2”? Dudes lie about how tall they are alllll the time!!
Posted 4 days ago

Wheeeee!

playswithbooks:

Oh wow. I forgot how great real pseudofed is. Haven’t had this stuff in years. Let’s hope it keeps working through this entire Doctor Who program! And that the weird skirt I made doesn’t fall apart. That would be bad.

I am exhausted, but we had about 30 people at the actual program, and dozens more came to see the life size TARDIS built by local fans (including an entire wedding party!!) I think it was a success? Or at least more success than failure.

The trivia was too hard.
There is blue frosting on the carpet.
And a patron kissed me on the cheek, which was a first (special needs adult)

Could not have done any of it without tons of help. Thank you, each of you. Really. Ima go sleep now.

Posted 4 days ago

Wheeeee!

Oh wow. I forgot how great real pseudofed is. Haven’t had this stuff in years. Let’s hope it keeps working through this entire Doctor Who program! And that the weird skirt I made doesn’t fall apart. That would be bad.