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Just been watching some GoT Season 1 with family. Remind me, because it’s been a while since I read the first book: Loras and Renly aren’t fucking in the books, right?

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wilwheaton:

bill:

javeliner:

hang on, wait a second

laughing hyterically as my stupid body is flung into the sun

I … um …

Somebody go get the John Cleese gif.

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"If you use magic in fiction, the first thing you have to do is put barriers up. There must be limits to magic. If you can snap your fingers and make anything happen, where’s the fun in that? … The story really starts when you put limits on magic. Where fantasy gets a bad name is when anything can happen because a wizard snaps his fingers. Magic has to come with a cost, probably a much bigger cost than when things are done by what is usually called ‘the hard way.’"

- Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, on writing magic. (via theticklishpear)

Why I fucking hate stories that involve magic

(via whiskeykin)

The plot of nearly every Discworld book involving the wizards is:

1. Wizard does stupid thing

2. Dungeon Dimensions open up and something crawls out

3. Everything goes horribly wrong

4. Rincewind fixes everything using some combination of abject terror, bravery, dumb luck, and a half-brick in a sock.

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carpr0n:

Starring: ‘92 Ferrari F40 (by growler2ndrow)

As much as the F40 is nice, all I’m thinking is:
"Mmmmmm, girl look at that Concorde".

carpr0n:

Starring: ‘92 Ferrari F40
(by growler2ndrow)

As much as the F40 is nice, all I’m thinking is:

"Mmmmmm, girl look at that Concorde".

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geekfusion:

Strange women distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!

(Source: nocrimeinthewasteland, via shewolfblood)

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wednesdaycute:

(via Battle kitten… - The Meta Picture)

I am giggling so much over the phrase “Two handed Battle Cat”.

wednesdaycute:

(via Battle kitten… - The Meta Picture)

I am giggling so much over the phrase “Two handed Battle Cat”.

(via thefuryofthenorth)

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I always thing this is something Neil Gaiman would write.

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atlantic-saints:

The old Oxford University Boat Club boathouse.

Always hard to find good photos of this place, it burned down in 2001. It was bigger than I thought, too.

atlantic-saints:

The old Oxford University Boat Club boathouse.

Always hard to find good photos of this place, it burned down in 2001. It was bigger than I thought, too.

(via pleasedontfeedthelightweights)

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lil-miss-choc:

kjerstie:

This is sweet. But even though I don’t get mad, I do yank if Steve hogs the covers. I also push if he takes over my side.

I refuse to believe that there is anyone who doesn’t get annoyed by their partner hogging the covers.
At least, no one who lives in a cold place.

Get a second duvet?

lil-miss-choc:

kjerstie:

This is sweet.
But even though I don’t get mad, I do yank if Steve hogs the covers. I also push if he takes over my side.

I refuse to believe that there is anyone who doesn’t get annoyed by their partner hogging the covers.

At least, no one who lives in a cold place.

Get a second duvet?

(Source: emmisnotshortforemma)

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boundforbeantown:

100% convinced it’s completely the coxswain’s fault that Cambridge lost.

Absolutely, but it’s a little more complicated than you put it in your post. It’s the Boat Race, rowed on a four-knot tide, and the fastest strip of water is only about 1.5 boats wide, so they’re constantly fighting for the fastest  water, not necessarily the cleanest. That’s why the race has to be umpired so well and so closely. They will always fight for the stream and they will always clash - you just have to make sure it’s not your fault.

Oxford were warned, they move to their side. At the same time, Cambridge move in, gambling on Laurie steering too much after being warned. The difference is, Laurie’s done this before and knows how to keep the umpire happy, so he only steers enough to get back in his own water. Ian steers too much in response and they overlap, and Cambridge are warned. A bit of bad luck in the clash later - having your blade flipped through 180 degrees as you release is a bit unlucky - Juckett crabs, race gone. Using the shitty Empacher backstays didn’t help, as two minutes later the swan-neck shears through, leaving him with a couple of degrees of longitudinal pitch he didn’t want. That’s why Cambridge are so scrappy in the last mile, they can’t release cleanly.

Choosing a cox for the Boat Race is difficult, and steering and spatial awareness have to be well up the priorities list. The first time I asked Andy Nelder (Oxford Assistant Coach) about coxing for OUBC, his response was “can you steer?”. Last year Oxford chose a cox whose steering and rivercraft are average at best - we had to ban Oskar from coxing Summer VIIIs last year for a number of safety reasons - but is a great motivator. They got away with it. This year Cambridge made a similar decision - Ian crashed into a navigation buoy during Trial Eights and I believe had some other accident during Tideway Week - and it cost them any chance at getting into the race.