king-of-the-north said: There is a reason why you take a book and make it into series with the same title , otherwise rename it and don’t associated with it, i watch Haven and it’s BASED ON colorado kid,UTD is adaptation aka it needs to have similarities ,when it doesn’t
Well it is not that it has nothing to do with the book, of course it has. it’s the same premise, the same plot (of the dome) and almost all the same characters but what I meant is the book is way better, meatier, darker, better woven plot altogether, the tv show is well… modeled to cater to everyone’s taste, not just fans of Stephen king’s boo. y’know?
king-of-the-north said: i wanna give the show a shot but being a huge book fan im completely not into it anymore since book vs show two different things,julia/barbie are way different as well,the show focuses in the drama of them too much…
well here’s the thing, if you plan on watching it as an adaptation of the book then don’t because you will be disappointed. If you can go into it as something that has nothing to do with the book, and don’t expect it to be this insane thought provoking mind boggling show, then you can enjoy, definitely. Just… don’t compare it to the book
Ok listen here, Under the Dome, I love you ok? You may not be the smartest show. Your have more plot holes than anyone can ever imagine, and your characters aren’t the deepest. But I cannot help but love you. You’re fun and summery. So it’s that kind of relationship that we have. And I love it. You know what else I love? I love Jarbie. They’re two beautiful people falling in love in the most ridiculous of ways and they’re two BAMFs who should be crowned king and queen of Cheater’s Mill ASAP.
You see, I went through six years of shipping Jate and still have ptsd from that experience. I’m not looking for a ship to put me through that again. No what I’m looking for is a fling. A no drama summer fling with an awesome ship. So enough with the pointless angst and just keep them strong and together and kicking ass.
israel is currently bombing AlAqsa hospital in Gaza !!!
350+ people killed in Syria yesterday, making the 170,000 death toll increase daily. Let’s please not forget about them.
If these font sizes don’t speak to the relative value of Palestinian life, I don’t know what does.
In addition to the font size, its also the language surrounding the deaths.
Not only do we know of the two Israelis, but also their occupation (they were soldiers sent to kill) and where they were killed.
Over 300 Palestinians are just referred to as deaths. Anything that was once alive could die. Animals, foliage, etc. They couldn’t even say Palestinians. Even acknowledging the identity of the colonized and allotting them basic humanity is too provocative. No location, no root of cause (because then it’d have to be understood that Israeli aggression is indeed at fault). Just 330 deaths. It all exists in a detached vacuum.
But it does refer back to Hamas. No matter what happens to Palestinians, its implicitly suggested that Hamas is to blame. Everything Israel does is reactionary under the normalization of Zionist brutality. To someone who doesn’t understand the nature of Israeli settler colonialist violence, this could very well be understood as Hamas killing Palestinians. The only mention of Israel is through a victim narrative.
“Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.”
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.
Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.
Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).
Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.
Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
- me: this fic fucked me up so bad and i cried for hours
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