The Ultimate Overlord

THE ULTIMATE OVERLORD NEEDS NO DESCRIPTION, PUNY MORTALS!

Jul 31

gonzozeppeli:

kelltain:

we-live-in-marvelous-times:

miscommunication as a plot device makes me angry

if you just talked to each other but no

That’s kind of one of my litmus tests, especially for shows and movies. If a major plot arc could be solved by just grabbing three or four people at most, sitting them down around a table, and saying, “Okay, TALK,” I probably am going to groan at it.

"I didn’t think that—"
"No, you DIDN’T think, DID you." [immediately walks off because fuck reasonable characterisation]

Pony fanfiction does this ALL THE FUCKING TIME for some reason and I always get pissed off at it. There’s better ways to have Twilight and Fluttershy mad at each other than completely removing both of their abilities to have constructive conversation. Come on.

(via takashi0)


Jul 30
changemodomega:

conspicuouslad:

changemodomega:

Oh look I made a giant metal starfish.

Is that Big Shell?

That would be the base of a custom-built Pylon, which I shall be building for £26. The official Pylon model is an absurd £95.
I just need to await the last of the parts I mail ordered, and I can make the huge gun. The hard part will be working out how to attach the big gun to the base in a way that they can be separated for easier storage.

Are you planning on constructing additional Pylons?

changemodomega:

conspicuouslad:

changemodomega:

Oh look I made a giant metal starfish.

Is that Big Shell?

That would be the base of a custom-built Pylon, which I shall be building for £26. The official Pylon model is an absurd £95.

I just need to await the last of the parts I mail ordered, and I can make the huge gun. The hard part will be working out how to attach the big gun to the base in a way that they can be separated for easier storage.

Are you planning on constructing additional Pylons?


takashi0:

Looks like superboy-prime was here

I get it!

takashi0:

Looks like superboy-prime was here

I get it!


hyperscraps:

cellarspider:

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

purrsianstuck:

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

god I love these fuckin things

(via takashi0)


Jul 29

synchronous-failure:

romanimp:

romanimp:

Some of the best alpine/woodland military camo is developed by the Swiss, but most of the rest of the world refuse to use it because it has pink and red splotches on it, making it look “unmanly.”

Honestly if you’d prefer to risk it for the sake of looking “manly” then you deserve to get shot. 

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"That couldn’t possibly work, Roman! Alpenflage is dumb and you’re dumb!”

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DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT PLAY “WHERE’S WALDO” WITH THE SWISS

YOU WILL LOSE

This is fucking dumb as hell.

First off, those images don’t actually have anyone in them. You can zoom in and see for yourself. They’re low resolution images the OP took at a random forest. There are no other examples online. They circled something far enough away that you could never tell.

Lastly, that’s not how the pattern would work anyway. You’d still notice their silhouette, their helmet, and their gear unless it was some sort of ghillie suit (then it’s not even the same thing). That’s not to say the pattern doesn’t work but here’s the best example I could find.

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If you notice, the pattern is designed for an autumn environment. It wouldn’t work elsewhere. That’s why other countries don’t use it. Not because it isn’t “masculine” or whatever bullshit Tumblr is trying to spin. That thing would be a bright bulls eye in Afghanistan.

Here’s an example of the camouflage we use (multicam):

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Finally, other countries have in fact used splotches of red or shades of pink. The Nazis were the first to use one (it was called Leibermuster), which in turn became the foundation for the Swiss pattern shown above (Alpenflage/TAZ 83; you can tell by the name alone that it was designed with the Alps in mind, nowhere else). The Soviet Union and its successor states (Russia, Ukraine, etc.) have also used some really bizarre red camos.

At the end of the day, the Swiss changed the pattern to a more typical woodland green, brown, and black pattern in the ’90s (TAZ 90). So the whole argument is moot.

The only nation that services a red-coloured pattern is Oman and it’s stupid as fuck.

(via demisnowflake)


Jul 28
batmanisagatewaydrug:

cracked:

The badass costume’s a start. Now how about a badass franchise?
5 Superheroes Who Should’ve Gotten Movies Before Ant-Man

Okay I was expecting a good article here to begin with but then it turned out all five of them are women and EVERYONE GO READ THIS ARTICLE RIGHT NOW 

HOORAY FOR BROADLY PANDERING TO FEMINISTS TO GENERATE CLICKS SO THEIR ADS CAN GENERATE MONEY INSTEAD OF PROVIDING ENTERTAINING QUALITY CONTENT THAT DOESN’T ALIENATE EVERYBODY WHO ISN’T AN OVERLY-LIBERAL LOSER WITH THEIR HEAD UP THEIR ASS!

batmanisagatewaydrug:

cracked:

The badass costume’s a start. Now how about a badass franchise?

5 Superheroes Who Should’ve Gotten Movies Before Ant-Man

Okay I was expecting a good article here to begin with but then it turned out all five of them are women and EVERYONE GO READ THIS ARTICLE RIGHT NOW 

HOORAY FOR BROADLY PANDERING TO FEMINISTS TO GENERATE CLICKS SO THEIR ADS CAN GENERATE MONEY INSTEAD OF PROVIDING ENTERTAINING QUALITY CONTENT THAT DOESN’T ALIENATE EVERYBODY WHO ISN’T AN OVERLY-LIBERAL LOSER WITH THEIR HEAD UP THEIR ASS!

(via cracked)


(via takashi0)


askdinkamena:

josephicus:

manhatingbabyeater:

loitering is basically the illegal act of existing while not spending money

isn’t capitalism fun

It’s the illegal act of hanging out on someone’s private commercial property, taking up space that could be used by paying customers, with no intention of supporting their business.  If you want to hang out and spend no money, do it on public property.

"B-BUT CAPITALISM BAD! STALIN! COMMUNISM! I DON’T WANT TO ACTUALLY WORK FOR A LIVING BECAUSE I SUCK AS A HUMAN!"

(via takashi0)


colorfullyfuckedazazel:

genuinewonderment:

sirsquidfish-thefirst:

Do you think that when Steve Rogers sneezes, one of the Avengers goes up to him and whispers, “God Bless America”
Then Steve fucking looks at them like this
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no IT GOT SO MUCH BETTER TONY’S FACE OH MY GOD

(via robomorons)


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