|—||Commander Maxil, Gallifrey, “Appropriation” (via incorrectbigfinishquotes)|
little transparent dragon on your dash
you think you’re a better kisser than me??? you think you’re a better cuddler? come over here and prove it punk
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST. OKAY.
ANYONE WHO HAS HAD ANY INTEREST AT ALL IN DOCTOR WHO BIG FINISH, LISTEN UP!
Two of famed Rob Shearman’s gorgeous stories, The Holy Terror and Jubilee, are on sale right now. For one dollar. They’re both incredible pieces of work and represent some of the best of early Big Finish. The Holy Terror is one of my favorite audios nonstop, with Jubilee not far behind it. They’re good. They’re really good. And they’re only a dollar (for a download). Neither require any previous audio to listen to.
The other stories on sale are Spare Parts (Fifth Doctor, which is good but not as good as people say it is, the Cyberman version of Genesis of the Daleks and it’s basically a classic, though if you’re not familiar with the Fifth Doctor era, it spoils a surprise in the Classic series), Land of the Dead (Fifth Doctor, I have not heard this), The Apocalypse Element (Sixth Doctor, I have not heard this), and Dust Breeding (Seventh Doctor, I have not heard this). These are all 1 dollar for a download. For a day, one dollar. I can’t stress this enough.
The Game (Fifth Doctor), Medicinal Purposes (Sixth Doctor), and Unregenerate! (Seventh Doctor) are on sale for 5 dollars as well.
I highly, highly, highly recommend you check out The Holy Terror, Jubilee, and Spare Parts. This is three dollars in total of your money for six hours of content, two hours a piece.
The Deca falls.
Call Them Brothers - Jack Dishel & Regina Spektor • Crashing Down - Heather Dale • I Don’t Feel So Well - Vienna Teng • Mowgli’s Road - Marina & The Diamonds • Not One Of Us - from The Lion King 2 • Closer To The Edge - 30 Seconds to Mars • Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons • Everybody’s Changing - Lily Allen • We Used To Be Friends - The Dandy Warhols • No Children - The Mountain Goats [x]
Julie Benz dressed her dog up as her character from Defiance!
Doc Yewll is flawless. I really don’t like the rest of the show, but she is ~glorious~
I was talking to a former teacher about my IQ testing as a kid.
I was trying to explain to her that something the tester saw as a mark of maturity was actually a sign of lack of maturity, or at least a total lack of understanding of certain things.
Basically, she’d been surprised that I did not brag, show off, or act like I was better than other kids. She said most gifted kids did all of those things, and that I seemed totally unaware that I had exceptional abilities.
This was, of course, because I had not yet developed the ability to compare myself to other children in any respect, and because I had no awareness of what these abilities were or how they differed from what they “should” be or even what the word “testing” meant or what they were doing to me.
So I was talking to this former teacher.
And I said “She said I didn’t act like I was better than the other kids —”
And her response was to get extremely angry — interrupt me before I could finish the sentence — and snap at me: ”You weren’t better than the other kids.”
Which left me with no words left for explaining what I meant. Which was that what the tester deliberately chose to interpret as a sign of maturity, was actually a sign of developmental delays in several different cognitive areas. (This particular tester did that a lot: She’d find something I was bad at, and spin it into something I was good at, because she was, this teacher told me, “very traditional” and could not handle the concept of “twice exceptional”.)
And it also left me with someone who was angry at me because she thought I was implying that I was actually better than other kids. And I had no way of explaining.
And that’s what I don’t understand.
In conversations like that, my ability to explain things goes out the window. I mean, at the time this conversation took place, I was still using speech, which means that my ability to communicate was already very impaired and my ability to handle unexpected turns in the conversation was nonexistent.
But even today I would have a hard time dealing with a conversation of that nature. It’s like, suddenly, there’s no way of saying what I meant to say. Even if the words haven’t totally gone away, there’s just no way to say what I mean. And I don’t understand why conversations of that nature always rob me of my ability to communicate, which then leaves the misunderstanding unsolved and leaves the other person mad at me for something I never said.
This post was sort of related to that: http://realsocialskills.org/post/88381898083/listening-to-folks-whose-speech-is-unusual
Because it’s like… some people, if you don’t use the words they expect, *just quit listening*, take offense, react to what they think you said, and become this wall that it’s increasingly impossible to communicate.
When all you were doing is… trying to say something? And happening to use words that somehow hit their berserk or hilarity or arrogance buttons?
i can relate to this so well (the second part, i mean, no the iq tester story) because i constantly get into situation where i say something that makes perfect sense to me, but apparently means something completely different to the other person and i have no means of even understanding why our conversation failed or what i did “wrong”/abnormally because i would need some unaffected third party to explain to me how the other one was able to misunderstand me in the first place and unfortunately i do not run around with an interpreter by my side.