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7:06pm September 1, 2014

whosyourshakespeare:

engrprof:

runecestershire:

tyreenosaurusrex:

In honor of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, I would like to take this moment and share a profound quotation from the bard:

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Such mastery of the English language.

Remember that when this goes down, they are indoors.

polonius: A yes man before it had a name

To thy own self be true Polonius

This is STILL going around with my comment on it. It seems the most circulated form of this post was picked up off my blog. over forty thousand notes. Also, no typos, hahaha! I win the internet!

6:43pm September 1, 2014

 En Attendant - Anonymous - Richard II - Shakespeare, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead - Stoppard, Hamlet - Shakespeare [Archive of Our Own]

shredsandpatches:

runecestershire:

harkerling:

This fic is very good and you should go read it.

Isn’t it the best? I feel so lucky that my prompt inspired this delight (I only asked for BBG and R&G, Stoppard was optional, and Beckett is entirely the author’s doing). It has everything I want. It’s sad, it’s silly, it’s dreadfully morbid at times, it’s outrageously nonsensical at other times. R&G don’t know if they’re married or not. There are class differences going on. BBG don’t believe in Denmark. Sheep invade the stage. There’s a gratuitous Doctor Faustus reference. There’s even a bit of shippy goodness and just a touch of unseen nudity, without things ever getting beyond a PG rating (it’s the exact uncommon balance I want in fanfics). And the end! oh my gosh the end! Tragic Danish boyfriends! and Richard, oh my goodness Richard! *cries all the tears at the end, but half those tears are happy*

Richard’s cameo at the end totally made me cry, because of course it did.

Actually, that story provides the closest thing to a canon compliant happy ending for Richard. 

6:36pm September 1, 2014

 En Attendant - Anonymous - Richard II - Shakespeare, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead - Stoppard, Hamlet - Shakespeare [Archive of Our Own]

harkerling:

This fic is very good and you should go read it.

Isn’t it the best? I feel so lucky that my prompt inspired this delight (I only asked for BBG and R&G, Stoppard was optional, and Beckett is entirely the author’s doing). It has everything I want. It’s sad, it’s silly, it’s dreadfully morbid at times, it’s outrageously nonsensical at other times. R&G don’t know if they’re married or not. There are class differences going on. BBG don’t believe in Denmark. Sheep invade the stage. There’s a gratuitous Doctor Faustus reference. There’s even a bit of shippy goodness and just a touch of unseen nudity, without things ever getting beyond a PG rating (it’s the exact uncommon balance I want in fanfics). And the end! oh my gosh the end! Tragic Danish boyfriends! and Richard, oh my goodness Richard! *cries all the tears at the end, but half those tears are happy*

6:20pm September 1, 2014

runecestershire:

runecestershire:

I don’t get angry very easily, but there are a few things that never fail to set me off. The notion that aliens built the pyramids and/or Stonehenge “because do you really think cave men could build something like that?”.
Well, maybe your ancestors were too stupid to be architects and engineers and mathematicians, but you clearly do not represent humanity at large.

Yeah, some idiot in a video game just pushed all my angry buttons.

And when I tried explaining (I should know better, I really should) that crediting aliens discredits humans and deprives us of some of our greatest accomplishments, the idiot went off on a tangent about religion being for stupids evil and brainwash control blah blah blah, which is ANOTHER make-Rune-angry button, but at least I knew better than to try to address that one.

Oh yes, somewhere along the line the idiot said not to compare historians to scientists, because historians just read books and go by word of mouth and spread lies. So there’s a third button right there.

I kind of wish I’d saved the chat, later when I’m not so glum about this it’ll be hilarious.

And he also stated that archaeology is “nothing but guesswork”. ARCHAEOLOGY DEPENDS ON SCIENCES!

6:15pm September 1, 2014
PUCK! Stop that right now!

PUCK! Stop that right now!

6:11pm September 1, 2014

naraht:

carmarthenfan:

naraht:

carmarthenfan:

naraht:

maedhrys:

[snip]

Thanks for reblogging. It depresses me what an echo chamber Tumblr is - you can see that there are people debunking the post but it runs at the rate of about one debunking per fifty reblogs, so I doubt that it’ll ever lose currency.

Yeah, I feel that way about 50% of the “science” posts that cross my dash, and I always feel like a jerk when I do put in the debunking effort. There are nice things about the reblog system, but the ludicrous rate of propagation of errors is not one of them.

Anyway, it’s a good reminder to tune my non-science-related spider sense, heh. :-P

I happen to have taught about Macaulay on Indian Education, so I may have had a slight advantage there…

I am SO GLAD that one’s not true. my BS spidey sense went off (and these sorts of things on tumblr are very rarely true) but mostly because the wording of the “quote” felt modern. I really only know Macaulay as a poet, so what I did was make a mental note that if I mention him around here I’ll have to brace myself for the accusations. So I’ll just bookmark this takedown in case it ever comes up. Thanks.

It doesn’t look like he had the nicest or most progressive views, but at least his views are just in keeping with his time and place, and not outrageously horrid as the “quote” would seem to imply.

5:59pm September 1, 2014

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fiftysevenacademics replied to your post “I don’t get angry very easily, but there are a few things that never…”

Crop circles though. Yeah, they really make the crop circles.

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(irregular webcomic)

Guess what! crop circles are made with the same technology as Stonehenge!

5:54pm September 1, 2014

runecestershire:

I don’t get angry very easily, but there are a few things that never fail to set me off. The notion that aliens built the pyramids and/or Stonehenge “because do you really think cave men could build something like that?”.
Well, maybe your ancestors were too stupid to be architects and engineers and mathematicians, but you clearly do not represent humanity at large.

Yeah, some idiot in a video game just pushed all my angry buttons.

And when I tried explaining (I should know better, I really should) that crediting aliens discredits humans and deprives us of some of our greatest accomplishments, the idiot went off on a tangent about religion being for stupids evil and brainwash control blah blah blah, which is ANOTHER make-Rune-angry button, but at least I knew better than to try to address that one.

Oh yes, somewhere along the line the idiot said not to compare historians to scientists, because historians just read books and go by word of mouth and spread lies. So there’s a third button right there.

I kind of wish I’d saved the chat, later when I’m not so glum about this it’ll be hilarious.

5:49pm September 1, 2014

carmarthenfan:

runecestershire:

carmarthenfan:

runecestershire:

carmarthenfan:

runecestershire:

carmarthenfan:

runecestershire:

carmarthenfan:

shredsandpatches:

engrprof:

runecestershire:

[snip]

[snip]

I LOVE YOU!

[snip]

Yeah, I’m downloading the first part to see how things go, and crossing my fingers. It strikes me that if it is the right thing it may not have subtitles, but we do know the play rather well around these parts, so this is one instance were lack of subtitles would be a disappointment instead of a deal-breaker.

Yeah, the subtitles are…a bit of a mystery. I wonder if the YouTuber put them on. I suppose someone could probably slap together subtitles from Shakespeare, if any cuts they made are sufficiently obvious (I assume with a 90-minute runtime there are probably cuts?).

Ok, so I downloaded parts one and two, and with both I got a corrupted file or something. Something to do with volume being required?
So I’ll have to leave this to the more computer savvy.

With split rar files, you cannot open any of them individually. You need all six complete files before you can concatenate them into the original video (or whatever) file.

If I get the whole thing downloaded and stuck together correctly (possibly tomorrow, I’ve got 3/6 so far and the others seem to be doing fine), I can reup as a single file to a faster host. :-) But so far I’m not seeing any signs that it won’t work

Oh, thanks! *continues downloading*

5:43pm September 1, 2014

I don’t get angry very easily, but there are a few things that never fail to set me off. The notion that aliens built the pyramids and/or Stonehenge “because do you really think cave men could build something like that?”.
Well, maybe your ancestors were too stupid to be architects and engineers and mathematicians, but you clearly do not represent humanity at large.

Yeah, some idiot in a video game just pushed all my angry buttons.

And when I tried explaining (I should know better, I really should) that crediting aliens discredits humans and deprives us of some of our greatest accomplishments, the idiot went off on a tangent about religion being for stupids evil and brainwash control blah blah blah, which is ANOTHER make-Rune-angry button, but at least I knew better than to try to address that one.