PARALYMPICS 2014! PARALYMPICS 2014!
Paralympics are ultra rad. Here is a complete schedule. Here is a schedule and results. Here is a US broadcast schedule. Here are links to where one can watch live and/or completed streams online for free ninetey-nine:
YouTube link (from an Australian broadcaster, viewable in the US but I’m not sure which other regions will allow viewing)
TeamUSA link (US viewers only, I think)
Channel 4 link (available in the UK and a few other joints, not viewable in the US)
For a new viewer, learning about the classification system can be useful.
Here are some links from www.paralympic.org regarding specific sports’ classifications:
(I try generally never, ever ever post any material which contains any type of advertisements but those info graphics are pretty neat and the links are useful.)
Canadians can watch most events via webcast through the CBC website.
"Growing up, one of my favorite classic children’s book was Frances Hodgson Burnett’s THE SECRET GARDEN. One of my favorites, I think, for two reasons. One, an ancient house on the moors and a secret walled garden? WANT. Two, a bed-ridden, disabled boy.
As a mostly bed-ridden, disabled girl, I—surprisingly—identified with Colin more than with most able-bodied characters in most books (which, up until that point, formed about 99,99% of what I read, because frankly, it was and is surprisingly hard to find disabled characters). Sure, he was angry and unlikeable and pitiable, but at the very least he wasn’t the villain. Progress, right? Besides, I loved the idea of him going out and making friends and creating his only little piece of world.
Same search, swapping the gender, page one of Google results.
This is one reason why I won’t shut up about it.
|—||Anne Elliot, Persuasion (via scrollgirl)|
I have no explanation, reason, excuse, or ANYTHING OTHER THAN AN APOLOGY: I’M VERY VERY VERY VERY TRULY SORRY. That said, please enjoy. What do we call this? “The PPDC’s New Groove,” perhaps? At any rate, I finally have a Pacific Rim post that matches my icon XD
Not pictured (too long for a gif): Hannibal Chau is devoured by a kaiju as Newt cowers, and then Newt grimaces and says calmly, “Okay, that was the freakiest thing I’ve ever seen.”
(Also, I was contemplating changing the dialogue of the Precursor to say “your little planet thingy” but somehow the idea of one of those guys having lowered ambitions like that cracked me up, so… it stayed.)
OH MY DEAR GOD I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW AWESOME THAT IS. OMG. OMG. AHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAH. YOU GUYS, LLAMA-NEWT STILL HAS HIS TIE AND GLASSES.#NEWTON YOU SAID YOU WOULDN’T DRIFT WITH A KAIJU WE SHOOK HANDS ON IT #WELL FUNNY THING ABOUT HANDSHAKES IS #YOU NEED HANDS #*CLICKS HOOVES LIKE A MORON* #AHAHA (eckses is freakin amaaaaaazzzzzzzzziiiinnnngggg)
This is my new favorite post
OH MY GOSH THIS IS THE GREATEST CROSSOVER.
I FOUND YOU A THING
Christopher Eccleston on the relationship between the Doctor and his companions
So… we’re supposed to conclude from this that Eccleston never watched much Classic Who? Seriously, there are only a handful of companions that fit into the “attractive and not very bright” category, and some of the most flagrantly not-bright companions were men (*waves to Harry Sullivan*).
SO I CAN LIVE OFF MASHED POTATOES
IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE SAYING
this was a large study spanning many years and is sometimes known as ireland
We had to design a book cover as part of our final for digital illustration, and I chose Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wind In The Door! The character here is Proginoskes, a “singular cherubim”.