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Mind the Gaps

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zagreus-taking-time-apart:

if doctors 1-8 were off on their light at the end adventure and war doctor, 10, and 11 were doing the whole day of the doctor thing I’m just going to assume shalka doctor and 9 grabbed a milkshake together and spent the whole day avoiding all this weird shit

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Teen creates bio-plastic from banana peels

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.
The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.
“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.
“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”
Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.
In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.


Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?
Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.

When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.

Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands
basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them

or that one time a girl found the cure for cancer that we could be using in 15 years

But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right. 

geekygothgirl:

coolandfroody:

dustedsunshine:

campdracula5eva:

girlinfourcolors:

atomstargazer:

Teen creates bio-plastic from banana peels

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.

The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.

“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.

“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”

Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.

In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.

Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?

Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.

When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.

Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands

basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them

or that one time a girl found the cure for cancer that we could be using in 15 years

But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right. 

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doctorwho247:

Russell T Davies has said Paul McGann’s Doctor being ‘half-human’ shouldn’t be ignored.

In a scene in the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie, Paul McGann’s Doctor says he is half-human “On his mother’s side,” though this appears to have been ignored by fans ever since.

However, speaking on a Big Finsh Podcast, Russell T Davies said: “I don’t like the half-human thing. He certainly isn’t half-human, but it’s less interesting to say it simply doesn’t count.”

He added: “I always wanted to put in a line where someone says to the Doctor ‘Are you human?’ and the Doctor says ‘No’, but I was once in 1999. It was a 24 hour bunk. Part of the reason I never put that in was it was a bit too self-referential but also I thought I’m spoiling the TV Movie if I do that.”

“In that time, like it or not, the Doctor was half human. Everything in that story says he was half human, so you can’t not count it. I don’t think we can ignore it.”

doctorwho247:

Russell T Davies has said Paul McGann’s Doctor being ‘half-human’ shouldn’t be ignored.

In a scene in the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie, Paul McGann’s Doctor says he is half-human “On his mother’s side,” though this appears to have been ignored by fans ever since.

However, speaking on a Big Finsh Podcast, Russell T Davies said: “I don’t like the half-human thing. He certainly isn’t half-human, but it’s less interesting to say it simply doesn’t count.”

He added: “I always wanted to put in a line where someone says to the Doctor ‘Are you human?’ and the Doctor says ‘No’, but I was once in 1999. It was a 24 hour bunk. Part of the reason I never put that in was it was a bit too self-referential but also I thought I’m spoiling the TV Movie if I do that.”

“In that time, like it or not, the Doctor was half human. Everything in that story says he was half human, so you can’t not count it. I don’t think we can ignore it.”

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Oh my god so Dino is watching the Doctor Who TV Movie this is amazing.

Except nobody who knows who “Dino” is has seen it, and nobody who’s seen it knows who Dino is… crap…

POINT IS MY BEST FRIEND IS WATCHING THE TVM AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT OH MY GOD

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Deep Breath reaction post.

aiffe:

This is about the unaired leak of the first episode of series 8 of Doctor Who. It contains spoilers.

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This post has spoilers too! This actually summarizes exactly what I didn’t like about Deep Breath.I think it states a few things slightly more strongly than I would (the “shoving x into a room” incident seemed less deliberate to me), but yeah, this is the reason this episode made me so uncomfortable.

However,  I have one last, final hope here. Just the one.

Clara was introduced, IMO, as The Companion Who Sets Boundaries - the one who tries to keep her relationship with the  Doctor safe and healthy. And - judging by some episode summaries  I’ve read, as well as Clara’s own almost-carried-out decisions in this episode,  I think this season might deliberately be story of someone breaking out of an abusive relationship. I really, REALLY hope that that’s where this is going.

The  thing is, as OP says, this sort of behavior has been present in all of the Doctors. And NuWho’s favorite thing to do, both under RTD and Moffat, is to dig into the Doctor’s flaws and expose them. I think  they were made so much more evident in this episode for that very purpose.

(Additional bit of evidence pointing in that direction - Moffat LOVES Big Finish’s work with the Eighth Doctor. Now, if you know anything about  those stories… think about Charlie’s farewell, or Lucy reaction to the  events of Death in Blackpool, or Tamsin’s in the middle of season 4. If Moffat chooses to imitate those stories - which I can see happening - then this could be  good).

Also, OP mentions  how none of the previous Doctors would have behaved like this. To that I say… Six, in his very first story. There’s the notorious incident in which he strangles Peri, and there’s also a bit of played-for-laughs cowardice in a later part of the story (he hides behind her back, iirc). And Seven’s treatment of Ace may not have been as deliberately callous, but… suffice it to say, I can see Seven doing most of what Twelve did in this episode.

I don’t know. I’m reserving judgement until either the finale or the Christmas special.

(Oh, and as for Moffat not being able to imagine any other type of relationship? Well, that’s almost true. But remember Amy and Rory. It’s not necessarily about men  and women - it’s about dominant people and submissive people. Moffat loves to explore (read: joke about) these sorts of power dynamics. I just hope he eventually addresses that they can be unhealthy soon…)

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ailurophiley asked: I need some inspiration/advice about finishing a story. I've started thousands of stories, some of them quite good ones, but it's so hard to finish. I've only finished one novel, and I can't really say I finished it since it was just a first draft.

maxkirin:

Hey, Lindsay!

Let’s sit around the campfire, because it’s story time c;

3 years ago I was a very different person. I wasn’t very happy with my body, or my job, or my life in general. I found myself in a place where I could either try to change or give up completely— not only with writing, but everything. The only thing that made me happy was writing, but I never finished anything, ever. I had a dozen half manuscripts and a handful of first chapters— but nothing else. I didn’t want to give up, it didn’t feel right. I realized I wasn’t the person I wanted to be— so I decided to change. I disappeared from the world for a few months. I let go of people who didn’t love me, or cared about me. I searched for my real self— and I decided I would finish a book for the first time.

How did i do it? I bit my lip, sat my ass down on the chair, and I wrote recklessly. I wrote without fear for the first time in my life. I told myself that I wanted to finish a story. I wanted to be an author. I didn’t want to ‘aspire’ to be a writer— I wanted to be a writer.

I wrote a book called ‘Wonderful Emotions,’ a story of an ex-psychic soldier who attends group therapy with a bunch of monsters in order to prove that he is healthy enough to be a regular citizen. It was about 60K words long, and I wrote it in 14 days. I was on fire. When I finished it I kind of ‘woke’ up— like someone who had ran away from home and realized they’d been running so fast they had made it across the country without knowing.

But I finished something. It was scary— but it was also liberating.

My advice?

  • Write recklessly. Don’t care what people will think of you. And don’t care if you think the writing is not good, you can always fix it later during the second draft.
  • Remember that this is a story that you, and only you, can tell.
  • Lastly, you may find this hard to believe, but someone out there is going to need your book to get through a hard time in their life. You may never meet them in person, but I can promise you that they will read your book— and find within the answers to their questions.

I know I did :)

As a final piece of advice, I have previously answered an ask about how to stay motivated on a story— and it’s seriously what I use to stay inspired and keep writing. I would recommend you give it a try c;

I hope this helps! If you (or any of the writerly cuties reading this) have any questions, please send them my way~ ♥︎

Keep Writing~