Kill The Lights

23 Apr 2014


dragons hoard gold and treasure but as far as i can tell they have no use for it as actual currency. dragons dont really need material wealth because they can do whatever they want and no one will sell anything to a dragon (a dragon can just take whatever they want anyway)

possible theories for why dragons hoard treasure:

  • like many species of birds, dragons are instinctually attracted to shiny objects for no other reason except to attract a mate with their beautiful nest
  • their favorite cartoon is scrooge mcduck
  • dragons just enjoy killing/eating rich kings, landowners, aristocrats etc.
  • they intentionally manipulate the global economy by withholding material wealth from the market

23 Apr 2014

nobody said it was easy,

oh it’s such a shame for us to part

(Source: dylobroseys)

23 Apr 2014

Tsuchiya Koitsu [via]

23 Apr 2014



Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

Meanwhile the federal loans program is making fucking BANK on graduate students.



Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

Meanwhile the federal loans program is making fucking BANK on graduate students.

22 Apr 2014





Housecat meets bobcat

“why are you trapped in there, tiny orange bobcat”

omg the kitty knocking on the window

ive seen this a few times and it’s just the most adorable thing in the universe so i must reblog in case anyone has missed it

22 Apr 2014

Illustrative Quotes by Ryan McArthur [via]

22 Apr 2014

22 Apr 2014

22 Apr 2014




Link to Homestuck Design Contest Page

E-Mail What Pumpkin Link

What Pumpkin on twitter

Sources: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

Hot Topic is known amongst artist groups as one of the worst offenders of art theft in U.S. retailers. I know artists are important to What Pumpkin, and I’d imagine multiple cases of art theft would be a very big deal. The most well-known of the cases were stolen fan art from independent artists, which is the same demographic the Design Contest was aimed to.  I’m an artist myself and I wouldn’t want to support a store that steals from my peers.

The people running Hot Topic have zero respect to artists and to copyright law. They’ve been ripping-off independent artists’ storefronts, and continue do so. The whole company really should have been shut down long ago.

If you support artists, independent, fan artist, or any kind, you should oppose Hot Topic and MSPA’s association with them!

Tell What Pumpkin to kick Hot Topic out of the Design contest RIGHT NOW.

We have so little time left to stop this please tell them that it is completely unacceptable to do any sort of business with petty art thieves.

Even if you don’t know what to say, or if you think it would compromise the contestants; It won’t. Just please voice your thoughts in anyway you can put them. Don’t let Hot Topic get a dime out of Homestuck.

And I might note that it’s worth keeping an eye out to make sure your own work in’t taken advantage of.

not to mention these contests usually go with the winner (some friend’s friend) getting the money and everybody’s works are used without credit or anything.

Don’t send them free art. Don’t. DON’T!

22 Apr 2014

Deep Blue River [via]

Deep Blue River [via]

22 Apr 2014


Louis C.K.’s opening monologue on SNL.

22 Apr 2014

Warehouse 13 05X02 Life Lessons


a) Mrs. Frederic “gently reminding” Myka (and in extension the large number of female audience that is watching the show) that a woman must re-evaluate her priorities in life when her ability to procreate are being threatened.

b) It’s absolutely okay to have a job and do what you like so long as you end up marrying someone and having a child

c) Motherhood and child-bearing are the only important facets of a woman’s life. Everything she ever does must be aimed towards accomplishing this.

d) Settle down with your best friend who obviously cares about you but for whom you dont have any romantic feelings; you need a companion to inseminate you and to hold your hand through old age, that’s all.

e) In the process of doing the said thing above, you’re maybe, being unfair to said best friend who deserves to be loved- and loved romantically. [Romantic partners can be best friends-case in point Ron and Hermione-but the inverse… *shrugs* big drunken mistake? oh wait according to Myka it wouldnt even be a possibility even if they were drunk]

f) Never get a haircut from where Pete gets a haircut.

22 Apr 2014



Come on guys, anti tags exist for a reason. I totally understand if you don’t ship them, but WAY too many of you are being borderline insulting to those who do. If you only see them as a sibling relationship then that’s fine, but don’t make the Pyka shippers feel like we’re stupid for wanting them to happen.

A man and a woman CAN be friends, but just because they can be friends that doesn’t mean they should be friends. Most of you anti-shippers can’t seem to tell the difference.

IF Pyka happens, and that’s still undetermined, I have only one concern, that when this show ends both Pete and Myka are happy. That should be your concern as well, but you keep turning their growing feelings for each other into ammo so you can keep going on with that utterly pointless discussion.

Pete and Myka mean the world to each other, and I believe they would be at their happiest together. To all of the anti-shippers out there, do you have one reason that isn’t entirely based on personal perception as to why they SHOULDN’T get together? I mean, throw out the debate about whether or not a man and a woman can stay friends, throw out if you see them as just siblings, and come up with another reason why it would be bad for them to get together.

And I do mean bad. How would it hurt Pete and Myka to fall in love? And no hypothetical crap like “it could ruin their friendship” because that’s a HUGE maybe that people these days think will happen without a doubt. Somehow you anti-shippers believe that their friendship is great enough that it doesn’t need to become a relationship, but apparently it can’t, even with the slightest chance, survive a future, completely hypothetical breakup.

So if the anti-shippers are interested, I’d like to hear how Pete and Myka falling in love would be bad for them.

I should let this go but….I can’t. First of all, let me say, I completely agree, people should not be putting their anti-opinions in the pyka tag. That’s uncallled for. On behalf of other fans, I apologize. 

As for the rest. Oh sweetie. I’m so so happy for you that your little het ship is sailing but let’s get a few things cleared up. First of all, you don’t have any right to tell anyone else how they should or should not interpret a show, its characters, or its storylines. You’re not a writer, a director or an editor, and even if you were it still wouldn’t make one fucking bit of difference because no one can tell another person how to approach a story and how that story and those characters should impact their lives.  You don’t get to tell us what those characters and their relationship mean.  Give you one reason that isn’t “personal?” Give me one reason that isn’t personal. Because I’m looking at the crap you’re spouting and all I see is personal, yet you have the gall to tell me that your interpretation is somehow more objective, more valid than mine? Fuck off. 

I’m fucking thrilled the only thing you care about is if the characters are “happy” at the end of the show but guess what? That’s not why most of are actually watching.

 How would Pete and Myka falling in love be bad for us? Let me list the ways.

How about the destruction of 4 seasons of canon of a relationship that actually subverted the ridiculous, tired trope that men and women can’t work together without there being sexual tension or romance?

How about the furthering of the bullshit narrative that women are somehow “incomplete” without kids and that any time anything major happens in a woman’s life, LORD HAVE MERCY she’s gonna want babies! When for 4 seasons that female character’s canon actively existed to subvert those tropes.

How about the (apparent) complete and utter erasure of an aspect of a character’s sexual identity (and I stg if you come in my askbox and tell me Myka didn’t have romantic feelings for HG I will find you and kick you in the shins) an aspect that is SO FUCKING IMPORTANT for so many of us watching this damn show, because we don’t have the luxury of looking around and seeing ourselves represented on every fucking TV show ever

How the fuck does Pete and Myka getting together hurt me? Its just one more example of how my identity doesn’t matter. How I don’t matter because when it came time to wrap up the show, a major media company thought that catering to its Middle-America hetero viewers and not the FANS that actually helped get the fucking show renewed was the most important thing

I’m super happy you get your ship, and no, people shouldn’t hate on Pyka in the tags, but don’t you dare come in to this space with your arrogant, ignorant hetero privilege and tell me how I should feel about these characters or what this show meant to me or this community of fans for the last 5 years. 

21 Apr 2014




“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”

I’ve reblogged this before and I will reblog it again.

This is so great

21 Apr 2014

The forced Pyka setup in this episode is so awkwardly unnatural and obvious.