'Ello, I'm Joe. This is my personal Tumblr, dedicated to my fandom interests plus whatever tidbits of information I find interesting. Feel free to get in contact with me if you like, perhaps put something in my Ask box!
I have a blog about space exploration, astronomy, and the beauty of the cosmos. You should check it out.
I also have an IC advice column run by Mr. Egbert. Go ask him/me questions!
As though I didn't have enough blogs, I now have one dedicated to Warhammer 40k, because I am a huge nerd. Go check it out! It has pictures!
And now I have started an IC My Little Pony blog, in which I answer questions about Equestrian history and society as Twilight Sparkle. Because I am exactly as huge a nerd as previously stated.

16th April 2014

Question with 1 note

ifightformyfriends asked: 22

If you could immerse yourself in any game for one day, which game would it be? What would you do?”

WAY TO PICK A HARD ONE, JERK.

Thankfully, most video game worlds are actually really awful places, so there aren’t a ton that I’d want to loiter in for long. I’d say that wandering around the Citadel in Mass Effect would be an ideal vacation for me—before a lot of the violence that happens later in the story becomes an issue, when a human can hang out and chat with other folks without the fate of the galaxy being a dire concern. I’d probably hit two places: the restaurants (because asari and salarian food is guaranteed to be an exotic affair, if it’s edible), and the library (because I want to LEARN!).

Tagged: mass effectquestion meme answersI would also try to get into an elcor production of 'Hamlet'because YESifightformyfriends

16th April 2014

Chat reblogged from with 64,084 notes

RIPS SHIRT OFF TALK TO ME ABOUT VIDEO GAMES

  • 1: Do you try to stay away from walkthroughs?
  • 2: Company you're always loyal to?
  • 3: Best game you've ever played?
  • 4: Worst game you've ever played?
  • 5: A popular series/game you just can't get into no matter how much you try?
  • 6: A game that's changed you the most?
  • 7: A game you'll never forget?
  • 8: Best soundtrack?
  • 9: A game you turn your volume off every time you play it?
  • 10: A game you've completely given up on?
  • 11: Hardest game you've played?
  • 12: Shortest time you've beaten a game in?
  • 13: A game you were the most excited for when it wasn't released yet?
  • 14: A game you think would be cool if it had voice acting?
  • 15: Which two games do you think would make an awesome crossover?
  • 16: Character you've hated most? From what game?
  • 17: What game do you never tell people you play?
  • 18: A game you wish your friends knew about?
  • 19: Which game do you think deserves a revival?
  • 20: What was the first video game you ever played?
  • 21: How old were you when you first played a video game?
  • 22: If you could immerse yourself in any game for one day, which game would it be? What would you do?
  • 23: Biggest disappointment you've had in gaming?
  • 24: Casual, Hardcore, or in the middle?
  • 25: Be honest; have you ever used cheats (like ActionReplay or Gameshark)?
  • 26: Handheld or console?
  • 27: Has there ever been a moment that has made you cry?
  • 28: Which character's clothes do you wish you owned the most?
  • 29: Which is more important, gameplay or story?
  • 30: A game that hasn't been localized in your country that you think should be localized?

Tagged: question memeI LIKE VIDEO GAMES

Source: schwarzwelp

16th April 2014

Quote reblogged from Incorrect Protomen Quotes with 3 notes

I just met a girl. I have a headache and I’m seeing double. And I’ve got a song stuck in my head.
— Joe, Act II (via incorrectprotomenquotes)

Tagged: the protomenAccurate depiction of Act IIWHY IS THERE AN ENTIRE BLOG OF AMUSING PROTOMEN MISQUOTES

15th April 2014

Video reblogged from with 34,963 notes

sir-brandothan:

How Frozen Should Have Ended

Tagged: frozenhow it should have endedI should probably sit down and actually watch the moviebut what little I saw left me painfully unimpressed

Source: sir-brandothan

14th April 2014

Post reblogged from Col. Chris Hadfield with 147 notes

Busy space day! Dragon rocket launch to ISS this afternoon, lunar eclipse (with a bright Mars) tonight.

colchrishadfield:

http://www.space.com/25477-spacex-dragon-cargo-ship-launch-monday.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/lunar-eclipse-mars-close-approach-tonight-1.2607233

8th April 2014

Photo reblogged from The Hind End of Space with 32,612 notes

tariqk:

thelibrarina:

thelibrarina:

You guys.
Steve Rogers doesn’t know about Luke’s dad.
…What did that Avengers Tower movie night look like?

"Okay, I’ve got historical events and music so far. What movies do I need to see?" Steve asks, breaking out his notebook.
“Some Like It Hot,” Bruce says immediately.
“Robin Hood,” Clint puts in, to no one’s surprise.
Steve smiles. “Errol Flynn?”
“Men in Tights.”
"…Okay."
Natasha looks up from where she’s curled in an armchair. “The Sound of Music?”
Clint snorts. “I think he might object to the singing Nazis, Nat.”
Steve just raises an eyebrow. “Singing Nazis?” That one goes on the list.
"Ooh, in that case, Pearl Harbor,” Tony says.
A chorus of groans and protests meet his statement.
"What? I kind of want to see his head explode."
Steve does not put that one on the list. “Anything else?”
“Star Wars,” Darcy says, without looking up from her phone.
The room goes silent. Everyone stops and stares at her like they’ve forgotten she stuck around after Jane went back to New Mexico. Which they probably have.
"What?"
"Darce, you’re a genius,” Clint breathes.
Bruce actually smiles. “We are in the presence of the last unspoiled adult in the entire country.”
Tony’s eyes light up. “Oh my god, he doesn’t know that Vader is—”
Natasha has him in a choke-hold before anyone realizes she’s moving. “Not another syllable.”
Tony raises his hands in surrender, and Natasha loosens her hold. “What the hell was that about?” he wheezes.
She nods towards Bruce, who is looking somewhat green around the gills.
"Spoilers make him angry."

MAKE THEM DO MACHETE ORDER.

This is all beautiful. That stupid notebook was spectacular.

tariqk:

thelibrarina:

thelibrarina:

You guys.

Steve Rogers doesn’t know about Luke’s dad.

…What did that Avengers Tower movie night look like?

"Okay, I’ve got historical events and music so far. What movies do I need to see?" Steve asks, breaking out his notebook.

Some Like It Hot,” Bruce says immediately.

Robin Hood,” Clint puts in, to no one’s surprise.

Steve smiles. “Errol Flynn?”

Men in Tights.”

"…Okay."

Natasha looks up from where she’s curled in an armchair. “The Sound of Music?”

Clint snorts. “I think he might object to the singing Nazis, Nat.”

Steve just raises an eyebrow. “Singing Nazis?” That one goes on the list.

"Ooh, in that case, Pearl Harbor,” Tony says.

A chorus of groans and protests meet his statement.

"What? I kind of want to see his head explode."

Steve does not put that one on the list. “Anything else?”

Star Wars,” Darcy says, without looking up from her phone.

The room goes silent. Everyone stops and stares at her like they’ve forgotten she stuck around after Jane went back to New Mexico. Which they probably have.

"What?"

"Darce, you’re a genius,” Clint breathes.

Bruce actually smiles. “We are in the presence of the last unspoiled adult in the entire country.”

Tony’s eyes light up. “Oh my god, he doesn’t know that Vader is—”

Natasha has him in a choke-hold before anyone realizes she’s moving. “Not another syllable.”

Tony raises his hands in surrender, and Natasha loosens her hold. “What the hell was that about?” he wheezes.

She nods towards Bruce, who is looking somewhat green around the gills.

"Spoilers make him angry."

MAKE THEM DO MACHETE ORDER.

This is all beautiful. That stupid notebook was spectacular.

Tagged: captain americathe avengersadapting to the modern day

Source: thelibrarina

7th April 2014

Post reblogged from fantasypictures with 154,993 notes

genderfluidmermaid:

fisto:

i really like the idea of a fantasy setting but in modern times. elves on smart phones and taking pictures for their instagram. dwarves getting into console wars and calling each other casual gamers. mages casting dangerous spells for the vine. i want it.

"Dude I dunno, necromancy is pretty fucked up." "Do it for the vine."

This is the part of Shadowrun that I’ve always found most intriguing. The specific implementation of the setting is kind of dumb, but the core idea of ‘our world with D&D creatures roaming around in it’ is a very interesting one to me. I should probably check out the D20 Modern implementation, though it’s a little dated by now.

Tagged: rpgstabletop gamesfantasy and scifi are really fun to mix

Source: fisto

6th April 2014

Post reblogged from I Only Date Space Ships with 6,641 notes

Historical Prevalence of the Singular “They”: Why any teacher/snobby english major telling you otherwise is Very Very Wrong

peanutbutternjoly:

In Jane Austen’s writing

FROM THE LANGUAGE LOG AT UPENN

BOY HOWDY LOOK AT ALL THOSE REFERENCES ON THE WIKIPEDIA PAGE

From the NYT (barely reliable source, preferrable to find another)

WOW LOOK EVEN SHAKESPEARE DID IT

… so basically prescriptivists can go fly off into their magical binary land or whatever

REASONS WHY SINGULAR ‘THEY’ IS CONSIDERED UNACCEPTABLE:

  • Some snobby asshole writing a grammar advice book who has no actual authority over the language (because no one has authority over English) didn’t like it, so they made a rule that a few other idiots copied.

How can you argue against such compelling reasoning?

Tagged: grammarlinguisticsenglishsingular theySEE HOW I WORKED A SINGULAR THEY IN THERETHAT'S CALLED IRONYI thinkI'm not boned up on my rhetorical devices

Source: colonelgeorgespunmercy

1st April 2014

Post reblogged from fantasypictures with 55,651 notes

meekrah:

what I learnt last night: if you’re imagining a creepy thing in your room or outside and it’s coming to get you, just imagine that it met another creepy thing and they started making out, forgetting you entirely. 

It worked for me

Tagged: bob's burgerstina belcher

Source: meekrah

27th March 2014

Photo reblogged from Another Pretty Face with 143,282 notes

haus-of-ill-repute:

Cats come in both liquid and solid form.

Hey Cady, I found another pair of cats like Jewel and Harley. We need to get these four cats in a room for goofy knockoff-counterpart shenanigans.

haus-of-ill-repute:

Cats come in both liquid and solid form.

Hey Cady, I found another pair of cats like Jewel and Harley. We need to get these four cats in a room for goofy knockoff-counterpart shenanigans.

Tagged: sillinesscats

Source: haus-of-ill-repute