Now, to explain to my teacher why it’s three days late.
My best excuse at the moment is that I did, in fact, write the main portion of the paper on time, but then my brain went “ENHYDRA LUTRIS CALIFORNIA!!!!!” and I ended up staring at the half-done essay for a few hours every day with no idea how to continue it. That is, until 12:30 this morning.
Which is actually quite an accurate description of what happened.
Terrifying Fact Number Two, is that I’ve just watched Matt Smith carrying a flaming torch on screen. Oh, it’s for such a thrilling scene in Episode 12. Really and truly, magnificent and epic. A proper movie moment. But never mind that, it’s Matt carrying a FLAMING TORCH. Look, Matt’s lovely, he’s a magnificent, brand new, hilarious, heartbreaking, heroic Doctor — but the fact is, if that man walks into a room with a coffee then it’s only so long before you’re wearing it. No, really, clumsiest man on earth. He walks like he’s in a constant state of surprise at his own limbs. I remember when he turned up at a Worldwide meeting really early on, and the first thing he did was spill a cup of coffee over a rather lovely woman. Naturally she giggled, flushed and introduced her mother. (Ahh, life when you’re Matt ! I accidentally made eye contact with the same woman — she phoned the police and shot me in the face.) On the way out he apologised to a completely different woman for the coffee incident. “That was the wrong woman,” I said, as he went out the doors. “Nope,” he replied, “That was the second cup.”
Oh, and there was the top secret, very special, extra readthrough for Episode 10 (I’m talking that up, but what the hell) and Matt came striding in with a GUITAR ON HIS BACK. I have honestly never seen a whole roomful of people flatten themselves against a wall with such a high-pitched squeal of terror. Except Karen, of course, who trotted along behind him without a care in the world. Oh, the horror as the Doctor spun and chatted and coffeed a series of delighted women. How that guitar arced and scythed! Swish! Get down, Karen! Swish! Karen, save yourself! Swish! Not her face, Matt, NOT HER FACE!! Ah, the memories. You know, to this day I’m not sure if Matt knew he had a guitar on his back — he might just have collided with a musician.
”—Steven Moffat, DWM Production Notes (via tzecco)
Buckthorn is a tree. And it’s non-native and invasive in the United States.
In Illinois, we aren’t even supposed to have too many forests. It was more or less prairies, prairies, prairies, and some prairies. The few forests that did pop up were mostly comprised of well-spaced oaks and a few maples here and there. They were fairly open and you could see pretty far in. The forests that have been restored to this state look incredible, with all sorts of short flowers and mosses growing on the forest floor. Birds and other critters are easy to spot, and there’s light everywhere.
Then we have the unrestored forests. Good lord, they look awful. You can barely see a few feet in front of you because buckthorn is so darn thick. And it’s full of spiders. Other plants have trouble growing in the shade created by all the interwoven branches, so the forest floor is almost all mud and dirt.
On the bright side, buckthorn gives us prairie restoration volunteers a good excuse for using chainsaws, building bonfires, and making s’mores and hotdogs in the middle of a forest preserve.
I feel like everything on Tumblr has just become a big hatefest. Seriously guys everyone’s always fighting someone else, skinny bitches hate people with curves, harry potter kids hate each other, blah blah blah. There will be days where i go on my dash and feel alienated because I’m ProLife and a Republican or because i live in California or because I’m a Christian and i actually believe in God or some other shit like that! Yes, my views are different, welcome to life there will always be different perspectives. But i don’t come on Tumblr to effing hear all this bullshit. Yeah, I hate our President and there will be days i rant about him, doesn’t mean im going to go out there and insult everyone who actually likes him. Seriously guys, lets just get rid of the hate and get back to what really matters…….Stormageddon reigns supreme!!!!
Nearly all of my views are the complete opposite, but no matter what, I think we can all agree that a) the hate needs to go, and b) we are all Stormageddon’s peasants.