This blog is mostly filled with whatever catches my eye at the moment. Also a lot of arguing. And Doctor Who. Every now and then I might post a poem or something I've written, but I haven't in ages so don't count on it.

 

I’d like to think that if I were planning a royal assassination, I’d be smart enough to plan it so that I wasn’t standing there gawking like a fool when the king died.

Tyrion Lannister

ramblingfermata:

fairest-fairy:

ramblingfermata:

waywardvictorianconfessions:

I honestly think Emilie might be a better violinist than Lindsey Stirling. It’s just a shame EA cares more about the show than the music, and we’re not likely to see anything approaching Lindsey’s level from her anytime soon.

EA *is* a better violinist than Stirling.

Was. Maybe.

Alright “was”, but I’d say most likely (arguably) was. Stirling didn’t get into Indiana University as a music major (which is no small feat, as that’s a really good program). Stirling was never a music major (as far as I know, am willing to be corrected), and so didn’t get near the training EA did.

Stirling studied violin privately for 12 years, though. I can’t say as I agree with the idea that being a music major is an indication of superior skill. I know people who got into my uni’s school of music (which is quite well-respected- it ranks just a few points below Indiana University on most measures) who are amazing, and I know people who are in it who aren’t at all amazing and I often wonder how they lucked into an acceptance. Besides that, EA didn’t actually graduate, did she? So she didn’t finish the program, and accordingly it’s doubtful that she really reaped any benefits from whatever training the program could have offered. We also don’t really know why she left. For all we know, it could have been that her skills just weren’t really up to snuff compared to other students. We can’t compare whether one is better than the other based on academic credentials. Perhaps if Stirling had applied to the program and wasn’t accepted, then a comparison could be made. But since that’s not the case…unless someone’s got some in-depth info about Stirling’s instruction and EA’s, a comparison on their training can’t be made.


I mean, I don’t really care who’s better. I like a few tracks off Unlaced, I like most of Stirling’s material. Stirling still actively plays, EA doesn’t (at least not as part of her career, which is kind of where it matters for fans…which is also why I wonder why people keep confessing things like this, about who’s better than who. what’s it matter? we haven’t seen new violin material out of EA in ages. we haven’t even seen old violin material from her in ages). Stirling’s incorporation of dance in her performances might be deemed ‘gimmicky’, but so is EA’s…everything. *shrug*

ramblingfermata:

fairest-fairy:

ramblingfermata:

waywardvictorianconfessions:

I honestly think Emilie might be a better violinist than Lindsey Stirling. It’s just a shame EA cares more about the show than the music, and we’re not likely to see anything approaching Lindsey’s level from her anytime soon.

EA *is* a better violinist than Stirling.

Was. Maybe.

Alright “was”, but I’d say most likely (arguably) was. Stirling didn’t get into Indiana University as a music major (which is no small feat, as that’s a really good program). Stirling was never a music major (as far as I know, am willing to be corrected), and so didn’t get near the training EA did.

Stirling studied violin privately for 12 years, though. I can’t say as I agree with the idea that being a music major is an indication of superior skill. I know people who got into my uni’s school of music (which is quite well-respected- it ranks just a few points below Indiana University on most measures) who are amazing, and I know people who are in it who aren’t at all amazing and I often wonder how they lucked into an acceptance. Besides that, EA didn’t actually graduate, did she? So she didn’t finish the program, and accordingly it’s doubtful that she really reaped any benefits from whatever training the program could have offered. We also don’t really know why she left. For all we know, it could have been that her skills just weren’t really up to snuff compared to other students. We can’t compare whether one is better than the other based on academic credentials. Perhaps if Stirling had applied to the program and wasn’t accepted, then a comparison could be made. But since that’s not the case…unless someone’s got some in-depth info about Stirling’s instruction and EA’s, a comparison on their training can’t be made.

I mean, I don’t really care who’s better. I like a few tracks off Unlaced, I like most of Stirling’s material. Stirling still actively plays, EA doesn’t (at least not as part of her career, which is kind of where it matters for fans…which is also why I wonder why people keep confessing things like this, about who’s better than who. what’s it matter? we haven’t seen new violin material out of EA in ages. we haven’t even seen old violin material from her in ages). Stirling’s incorporation of dance in her performances might be deemed ‘gimmicky’, but so is EA’s…everything. *shrug*

ramblingfermata:

waywardvictorianconfessions:

I honestly think Emilie might be a better violinist than Lindsey Stirling. It’s just a shame EA cares more about the show than the music, and we’re not likely to see anything approaching Lindsey’s level from her anytime soon.

EA *is* a better violinist than Stirling.

Was. Maybe.

ramblingfermata:

waywardvictorianconfessions:

I honestly think Emilie might be a better violinist than Lindsey Stirling. It’s just a shame EA cares more about the show than the music, and we’re not likely to see anything approaching Lindsey’s level from her anytime soon.

EA *is* a better violinist than Stirling.

Was. Maybe.

sometimesisayshit:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

The math is wayyyy complex, but kind of breaks down to:
More money in more pockets=more purchasing=stronger economy
More money in more pockets=wider tax base with fewer exemptions (less necessary)
Stronger economy+wider tax base=much higher federal revenues=more services.
To the individual it looks like: “Well, I jumped a tax bracket or seven, but since I’m making 70-100% more, I can afford to pay the 30% off the top, get myself a place to live, buy food, and still enjoy these awesome services.”

sometimesisayshit:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

The math is wayyyy complex, but kind of breaks down to:

  • More money in more pockets=more purchasing=stronger economy
  • More money in more pockets=wider tax base with fewer exemptions (less necessary)
  • Stronger economy+wider tax base=much higher federal revenues=more services.

To the individual it looks like: “Well, I jumped a tax bracket or seven, but since I’m making 70-100% more, I can afford to pay the 30% off the top, get myself a place to live, buy food, and still enjoy these awesome services.”

(Source: socialismartnature)

kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

READ MORE

This is important.

kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

READ MORE

This is important.

indevan:

simonjadis:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

emeraldcharos:

wessasaurus-rex:

kikojaharo:

This is the most accurate gif of Florida I have ever seen.

 ”What the fuck?” 

She’s not even scared, she’s just mad and confused.

baby gators are basically confused sharp bunnies who wander into other people’s pools for a dip and some sunbathing and might gnaw on u. mommas are the scary ones.

confused sharp bunnies

i’d argue that you don’t even have to worry about mommas.  alligators are literally stoners.  like don’t fuck with their stuff and they’ll just chill and leave you alone.

indevan:

simonjadis:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

emeraldcharos:

wessasaurus-rex:

kikojaharo:

This is the most accurate gif of Florida I have ever seen.

 ”What the fuck?” 

She’s not even scared, she’s just mad and confused.

baby gators are basically confused sharp bunnies who wander into other people’s pools for a dip and some sunbathing and might gnaw on u. mommas are the scary ones.

confused sharp bunnies

i’d argue that you don’t even have to worry about mommas.  alligators are literally stoners.  like don’t fuck with their stuff and they’ll just chill and leave you alone.