In which Jelly practices having opinions by talking about things she likes and also things she doesn't like, usually in the first person.

Yes, the Bechdel Test. It’s named for Alison Bechdel, who is a comic book creator. The test is, are there two named women in the film? Do they talk to each other? And is it about something other than a man? I actually think the Bechdel Test is a little advanced for us sometimes. I have one called the Sexy Lamp Test, which is, if you can remove a female character from your plot and replace her with a sexy lamp and your story still works, you’re a hack.

zhoubot asked:

hi this is another high school blog speaking

Funnily enough this is my college blog.  I deleted my high school blog in a fit of “the Internet is a big dumb place and I don’t want to deal with it.”  But then I realized all my high school friends were blogging college news to each other and I didn’t want to miss out so I found my way back into the tumblrverse.

fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

The term “Master Builder” is actually an official designation by the Lego Company.
The Lego Movie (2014)

fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

The term “Master Builder” is actually an official designation by the Lego Company.

The Lego Movie (2014)

Goshdarnit, Ferret.

discontentedsheep:

Ugh, another one of those survey bits…

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I should’ve marked this post right when you first asked me because it was a pain and a half to find, BUT I SUCCEEDED WHERE MERE MORTALS FAILED ALL LESSER POWERS OF EVIL BOW DOWN BEFORE ME.

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Book: Eleanor & Park

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Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly.  Or a heartbeat.  Like holding something complete, and completely alive.

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papertopen:

towritelesbiansonherarms:

movie magic

This is the best.

Sometimes I just get really really excited about movies.

I don’t really like surprises except when they come wrapped in a box.  My mom does all her own Christmas shopping and then she distributes her gifts to all her relatives so they can wrap them up and give them back to her.  I think that defeats the purpose of presents to begin with— fun special things that you don’t see coming but are a nice sign that someone is thinking about you and cares enough to know what you want and to make sure you get it.
Except soap.  Nobody likes getting soap.
Video proof: http://youtu.be/XIKFORGW3Ig

I don’t really like surprises except when they come wrapped in a box.  My mom does all her own Christmas shopping and then she distributes her gifts to all her relatives so they can wrap them up and give them back to her.  I think that defeats the purpose of presents to begin with— fun special things that you don’t see coming but are a nice sign that someone is thinking about you and cares enough to know what you want and to make sure you get it.

Except soap.  Nobody likes getting soap.

Video proof: http://youtu.be/XIKFORGW3Ig

(Source: kqedscience)

Word: Pontification

Noun
Expression of opinions in a pompous manner
"I only had enough material to write six pages of my ten-page paper, so I filled the remaining four with mindless pontification.  Also, why do these gummy worms have such massive and distinct smiling faces on them?  They look mildly demonic."

The especially nice thing about this word is that it has a lot of letters and syllables in it, so using it makes your pontification seem even more pompous.  The downside is that it has an alternate definition relating to pontiffs and I’m still not entirely sure what a pontiff is.

Overall rating: G for Grandiloquent.

I had a not-perfect day today and I considered writing a grumpy, ranty review of it, but then I remembered Sheldon the tiny dinosaur.
Sheldon rates 10 out of 10 every time.  He is an adorable little character that fits the style of his adorable little tumblr webcomic.  It has a distinct style of cute visual humor and I found myself laughing and smiling every time, even though each punchline is essentially the same (Sheldon is cute and tiny).  Definitely worth keeping on hand for every not-perfect day.
http://amburgered.tumblr.com/tagged/sheldino

I had a not-perfect day today and I considered writing a grumpy, ranty review of it, but then I remembered Sheldon the tiny dinosaur.

Sheldon rates 10 out of 10 every time.  He is an adorable little character that fits the style of his adorable little tumblr webcomic.  It has a distinct style of cute visual humor and I found myself laughing and smiling every time, even though each punchline is essentially the same (Sheldon is cute and tiny).  Definitely worth keeping on hand for every not-perfect day.

http://amburgered.tumblr.com/tagged/sheldino