Kristen “Loki” Stewart & Jennifer "Thor" Lawrence
elementary, sleepy hollow, almost human
you got your police procedural show, your magical/demonic show, and your future-tech show
all involving staggeringly wonderful levels of racial and sexual diversity
it’s like the anti-superwholock trifecta
the lady at the sandwich shop today was like “that’ll be 4.20 luv, would you like it toasted?” and i nodded and said “blaze it” and the guy working the sandwich toaster lost it
I laugh at this post every time
If you aren’t watching ALMOST HUMAN, you need to be. Let me tell you why:
It’s Blade Runner meets Fringe. It takes place 35 years in the future, when technology is advancing at a rate that law enforcement can’t keep up with. So, all cops are assigned a robot partner. It stars KARL URBAN and MICHAEL EALY with the cast being rounded out by Lily Taylor, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, and Michael Irby.
Karl Urban is Detective John Kennex, who just returned to the force after a botched raid left him in a coma and earned him a synthetic leg. He’s a grumpy, good-hearted badass who gets the job done. He has a really strong anti-robot bias.
Michael Ealy is Dorian, Kennex’s robot partner. He’s special among the robots we meet because he’s super hot and also programmed to have emotions and intuition (known as “synthetic soul”). He’s loyal and kind, and completely made of sass.
These two have the BEST chemistry I’ve seen on a show in a really long time. Watching them is hilarious and weird and a little gay and just a complete joy. It’s a snarkfest.
Plus, Lili freakin’ Taylor is Captain Maldonado. She’s their boss. And she’s portrayed without any of the typical woman-in-charge stereotypes. She’s more than competent, authoritative with good leadership skills, badass, and friendly without being stripped of her femininity or it being the focus. It’s awesome.
Minka Kelly is Veronica Stahl, an Intelligence Analyst. She’s kinda cast as “the love interest” right now, but she’s still portrayed as super competent, career-driven, and badass.
Mackenzie Crook is Rudy Lom, who is the most adorable tech nerd ever. He’s the one who builds and services all the robots, as well as analyzing other evidence. And you cannot watch the show without wanting to hug him.
You NEED to watch it. If more people don’t get on board, it’s gonna go the way of Firefly. And I would really like that not to happen. It comes on tonight at 8/7c on FOX. And this episode is, from the previews, may be the best so far.
And this is what happens when a masterfully crafted katana collides with a masterfully crafted longsword.
Suck it, katana
And that is what happens when a masterfully crafted scalpel collides with a masterfully crafted guillotine.
Does nobody understand that longswords and katanas are two different kinds of tool?Longswords are essentially sharpened fucksticks designed to destroy the shit out of anything resembling armor that comes their way. They shatter bone, jelly flesh, and essentially fuck people up by sheer inexorable force of being a goddamn sharp steel bar.
Katanas don’t do that.They’re not meant to withstand collision with armor or a brick wall or a charging fully outfitted warhorsebecause the circumstances of its development didn’t call for that. It’s a precision instrument. It’s designed to be lightweight, outmaneuver, and find weak spots, not go barreling into people hack-n-slashing your way to victory. It’s a specialized tool.
In a sense this reflects a core difference between cultures; katanas are a shitton of work and preparation to make the execution as efficient and streamlined as possible, while longswords are more durably and simply made in response to a climate that would require a soldier to be a one-man battering ram in battle.
You slam any blade into any other blade and one of them is at least going to get chipped, because you’re NOT SUPPOSED TO FUCKING DO THAT.
Medieval European / Japanese sword-fighting manuals didn’t have “Now Clang the Swords Together and Totally Ruin Them For No Good Reason Whatsoever” sections. That sword-clanging crap is from movies because you want to show a 2 minute dancey sword-fight and have to do something during that time, because in real sword fights it’s either over in 25 seconds with one guy on the ground, dead, or it goes on for 4 hours as two guys in armor wear themselves out, slamming the broad sides of the sword against the armor.
Swords aren’t lightsabers.
This is like proving a Volkswagen Beetle is a “crap car” by running it into a bridge pylon at 85 mph. It’s a pointless demonstration, because you’re not supposed to do that.
Neither one of these weapons was invented to cut another sword in half, Both were invented to cut a GUY in half. In slightly different ways, but still.
Commentary = perfection.
the amount of mad this gif always makes is delightful, katanas are shit, deal with it weebs, and swords clash all the time, how else to you explain the fact that some swords are MADE with parts specifically design to fuck up other swords? and katanas are only so specially made becuase they are made with poor quality steel as japans steel is like powder due to its volcanic origins
Katanas aren’t shit. As infuriatingly-adorable said, they are two different tools for two different situations. Its like comparing a soldier in full riot gear to a sniper set up on a hill. They both have their advantages, and their weaknesses. A long sword is great for a strong person looking to cut down anything in its way. But, in the gif, it was not undamaged when the swords clashed. The katana was made for precision and accuracy. In the hands of a master, it can drop any person regardless of the armor they are wearing, because all armor has weak points in the joints. You don’t need to take down a war horse to eliminate your enemy, just the person riding it. A swords efficiency is based entirely on the person wielding it.
how do you act around people who dont like star trek
Follow the prime directive and don’t interfere with underdeveloped societies
the most accurate post ever
I’ve been sitting here for five minutes trying to figure out where the .gif starts
It’s like a fandom. It never starts, it just happens.
I’m the only damn Amazon you know.
Gina Torres, recalling (at Fan Expo q&a) what she said to Joss Whedon when a Wonder Woman movie was in the works (via lieutenant-ripley)
Reblogging ourselves in sadness for what might have been. This is a quote from the past!
Rinko Kikuchi by Jumbo Tsui
Page 1 of 150