rookiewompus:

kvotheunkvothe:

brodingershat:

That point in a piece of fanfiction where you can tell something embarrassing is about to happen so you start fucking around on tumblr because you’re a huge baby with a crippling overabudance of empathy.

I do this with every media I consume. I pause movies and have to walk around and prepare myself for second-hand embarrassment sometimes.

Walk into the kitchen with it playing, all the time moaning

"ooooh nooooo"

This sort of thing tends to make reading ship fics so troublesome for me XD.

You know, I’m in a Political Economics class this semester for my first graduate year. It’s really hard to feel like I give a care about it though when I read papers from like the last decade discussing and being amazed by results psychologists already knew about decades ago.

Like, wow, external incentives do a terrible job at encouraging cooperation once the incentives are removed? No shit, psychologists knew external motivations have crap staying power since the 1970s. In fact, removing those incentives ended up making the group even more uncooperative than before? Psychologists knew that too.

froborr:

tenxrosetyler:

I think this is it.

I think this is my favorite post on tumblr.

Yeah.

As philsandifer pointed out, one of the sneakier things “Deep Breath” did was take advantage of the Doctor’s regeneration crisis to quietly regenerate Third Clara, the one who’d been Eleven’s companion, into Fourth Clara, who like the first two Claras gets to have something like an actual personality.

Well, okay, he pointed out that Clara regenerated too, the rest is me editorializing.

I know that an important point is being made here, but this set is more making wonder why I don’t use lines like “Well isn’t that WIZARD!” more often than anything else really.

rookiewompus:

Top Five Best and Worse Episodes of MLP Season Four - rookiewompus

Just gonna copy/paste my Youtube comment:

I’ll disagree with the Equestria Games and Daring Do stuff. I’d probably would have put Simple Ways in there instead because it’s even worse than Leap of Faith on the predictability thing; at least that gave us a decent song. But I am sooooooo with you on the dislike for Three’s a Crowd. Just the defenses people gave for such clearly toxic behavior on Discord’s part is just…uggggh *face desk multiple  times*.

Can’t really see much to disagree with on your top 5 favorite. Like, I think that’s pretty much about how my list would go except maybe switch Pinkie Pride and Twilight’s Kingdom? And Flight to the Finish is probably an iffier one for me mostly cause I do fall under the group of “people disappointed by not making the disability explicitly textual” so maaaybe knocking it down to 5th spot.

Filli Vanilli would just get “best of both worlds” award: has some of my favorite moments of the season AND some of the worst :D.

Since I've seen it pop up on your blog a few times, HOW EXCITED ARE YOU FOR NEW DIGIMON ADVENTURES STUFF :D. Like, I'm really excited because Adventure was major childhood cartoon right there (and major fictional crush on Kari when I was that age ^_^"). Only a little worried though cause not seeing much on whether the Adventure 02 people will be in and I'd be a little disappointed if they aren't :(. Especially Ken; I liked Ken.

rookiewompus:

A lot of my friends liked Digimon growing up, so most of what I knew growing up was from cultural osmosis. It came on before I got home, and I only got to see it occasionally. I was a Pokemon fan forever. I did like Gatomon and Kari from what I saw, but I never got into it.

My datefriend lovesit though, and we actually started watching it on Netflix a little before the announcement of the new series! I think it’s really cute, and I’m super excited for the new stuff, but not as much as Slynk is!

(It’s funny, bc Slynk likes Digimon very much like how I like Sailor Moon, so I kind of get to see the buildup and launch of Sailor Moon Crystal from their perspective through all this.)

Ah, okay then. Hope you enjoy the series then ^_^.

Also, as much as I love Gatomon, her digivolution line is like some of the most convoluted crap I’ve ever seen XD.

Puppy->Cat->Angel->Dragon (based on one of the movies).

Like, people complain Pokemon lines don’t make sense sometimes? Trying being a Digimon fan; it’s like anything goes when it comes to digivolving XD.

boltonsrepairshop:

IS THAT A GIF IN A GIF IN A GIF

Reblogging both for the love of Emperor’s New Groove and the sorcery of that last GIF.

Or at least I shall assume sorcery as I am very technologically illiterate for a guy who spends a lot of time on a computer…

For Great Justice!: Retributive vs Consequentialist Justice in Equestria

whammy5:

Twilight Judge

Is it possible that Equestrian society is too forgiving of crimes? Or maybe the situation is that Equestrian society simply views justice differently? In this article I explore the question of what kind of justice does Equestria seem to favor. Does it favor retributive justice in which criminals are punished because they deserve it? Or is it more consequential, favoring the use of rehabilitation and isolation to advance some kind of societal goal?

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Afternoon-ish Reblog

For Great Justice!: Retributive vs Consequentialist Justice in Equestria

whammy5:

Twilight Judge

Is it possible that Equestrian society is too forgiving of crimes? Or maybe the situation is that Equestrian society simply views justice differently? In this article I explore the question of what kind of justice does Equestria seem to favor. Does it favor retributive justice in which criminals are punished because they deserve it? Or is it more consequential, favoring the use of rehabilitation and isolation to advance some kind of societal goal?

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Morning reblog
I think the ponies act more in line with restorative justice Restorative justice is an approach to justice that focuses on the needs of the victims and the offenders. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki…
I actually had considered discussing that, but the article was already getting pretty lengthy and I couldn’t find a good summary of it outside of the Wikipedia page that I liked so I decided to cut it.

I do agree however that aspects of restorative justice are present in the pony view as well, particularly since rehabilitation is done through integration into the community and friends.
For Great Justice!: Retributive vs Consequentialist Justice in Equestria

Twilight Judge

Is it possible that Equestrian society is too forgiving of crimes? Or maybe the situation is that Equestrian society simply views justice differently? In this article I explore the question of what kind of justice does Equestria seem to favor. Does it favor retributive justice in which criminals are punished because they deserve it? Or is it more consequential, favoring the use of rehabilitation and isolation to advance some kind of societal goal?

Read More