Gray Man's Landing

Just a guy who likes fantasy/sci-fi stuff and rants about movies and videogames.

thelonelyskeptic:

Whenever I make chicken in my slow cooker, it always comes out great, except for these small bones that are everywhere. Like, I’ll be eating a nice piece of chicken and BAM bone.

It’s annoying. I should probably buy some boneless chicken breast, shouldn’t I?

In order news, though, the broccoli came out fine (cooked using only steam!).

Holy crap. I need to get my eyes checked again, ‘cause I did a double take at that first line. Thought it said “Whenever I make children in my slow cooker”. 

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

(via jinq)

jumpingjacktrash:

teratocybernetics:

momothefiddler:

momothefiddler:

transagenda:

codeawayhaley:

According to the laws of physics, a planet in the shape of a doughnut (toroid) could exist. Physicist Anders Sandberg says that such planets would have very short nights and days, an arid outer equator, twilight polar regions, moons in strange orbits and regions with very different gravity and seasons.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1kPLXGT via io9

petition to turn the earth into a fucking doughnut

THE STORY POTENTIAL FOR THIS IS AMAZING YOU COULD HAVE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CIVILIZATIONS SEPARATED BY DESERT ON THE OUTSIDE AND AN PERMANENT NIGHT-WINTER ON THE INSIDEYOU COULD (WITH A LITTLE FUDGING ON TIDES OR SOME STABILIZATION FORCE) HAVE MOONS THAT GO THROUGH THE FUCKING HOLE, WITH LUNAR-POWERED SORCERERS LIVING ON THE INNER EQUATOR IN GIANT ICE CASTLES WAITING FOR THE TIME OF THE MONTH WHEN THE MOON ILLUMINATES THE ETERNAL NIGHTTIME AND THEIR SPELLS HAVE THE MOST POWER
YOU COULD HAVE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPECIES THAT EVOLVED ON OPPOSITE SIDES WHO ARE BASICALLY ALIENS ON THE SAME PLANET AND WHOEVER CROSSES THE GIANT DESERT OR ARCTIC CIRCLE (HEH) MAKES FIRST CONTACT
THIS IS SO COOL
THIS IS SO COOL
I WANT TO RUN FIFTY THOUSAND GAMES ON WORLDS LIKE THIS HOLY FUCK

THIS JUST IN IF I’M UNDERSTANDING THE MAGNETIC FIELDS CORRECTLY I THINK THE ETERNAL NIGHT ICE REALM WILL HAVE NEAR-CONSTANT ELECTRICAL STORMS

Re-reblogging for the additional stuff.

this is the coolest article oh wow

jumpingjacktrash:

teratocybernetics:

momothefiddler:

momothefiddler:

transagenda:

codeawayhaley:

According to the laws of physics, a planet in the shape of a doughnut (toroid) could exist. Physicist Anders Sandberg says that such planets would have very short nights and days, an arid outer equator, twilight polar regions, moons in strange orbits and regions with very different gravity and seasons.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1kPLXGT via io9

petition to turn the earth into a fucking doughnut

THE STORY POTENTIAL FOR THIS IS AMAZING YOU COULD HAVE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CIVILIZATIONS SEPARATED BY DESERT ON THE OUTSIDE AND AN PERMANENT NIGHT-WINTER ON THE INSIDE

YOU COULD (WITH A LITTLE FUDGING ON TIDES OR SOME STABILIZATION FORCE) HAVE MOONS THAT GO THROUGH THE FUCKING HOLE, WITH LUNAR-POWERED SORCERERS LIVING ON THE INNER EQUATOR IN GIANT ICE CASTLES WAITING FOR THE TIME OF THE MONTH WHEN THE MOON ILLUMINATES THE ETERNAL NIGHTTIME AND THEIR SPELLS HAVE THE MOST POWER

YOU COULD HAVE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPECIES THAT EVOLVED ON OPPOSITE SIDES WHO ARE BASICALLY ALIENS ON THE SAME PLANET AND WHOEVER CROSSES THE GIANT DESERT OR ARCTIC CIRCLE (HEH) MAKES FIRST CONTACT

THIS IS SO COOL

THIS IS SO COOL

I WANT TO RUN FIFTY THOUSAND GAMES ON WORLDS LIKE THIS HOLY FUCK

THIS JUST IN IF I’M UNDERSTANDING THE MAGNETIC FIELDS CORRECTLY I THINK THE ETERNAL NIGHT ICE REALM WILL HAVE NEAR-CONSTANT ELECTRICAL STORMS

Re-reblogging for the additional stuff.

this is the coolest article oh wow

(via petrichorally)

Darren Wilson's "blowout fracture"

delphoxqueen:

If you’ve been keeping up with what the media is saying about Darren Wilson, you may have read this article that claims he suffered a blowout fracture: a fracture of one or more bones surrounding the eye. Here is a screencap from the article of “Darren Wilson’s” CT scan….

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

(via thechildishthings)

I’ve been mostly silent here, but on my Facebook I’ve been posting daily updates on the situation in Ferguson as best I could. I hadn’t seen anyone posting about it, so… Yeah, figured I’d do a better job than some of the local news stations would. 
Anyway, I haven’t really received much of a response. A few people telling me thank you for keeping them informed, a few likes… little stuff like that.

Today, someone commented that really didn’t have a good grasp on what was going on in Ferguson.

Here’s my response:

"The opportunists are those creating the riots."
I’m not debating this with you because I’ve already said this.

"Change will never be perpetuated through any form of violence."
American Revolution brought about a big change, namely the birth of a new nation. It accomplished this through a war.

"and why would a group want to violate their own neighborhood and people."
They’re not. I’ve already mentioned that the opportunists have no connection with the protesters; many of the residents of Ferguson have stated that most come from out of town (and over the past few days, a LOT of people have started to roll into Ferguson). A few white anarchists have already been arrested.

"If this were to happen here, I would want and expect a ramp up of our police force."
If you think this is a simple case of increased security in a town, you have NOT been paying attention. The reason it’s gotten so bad in Ferguson is BECAUSE the police have done such a terrible job; if it hadn’t been for last Wednesday night, I wouldn’t have been making these updates for the past week.

"Until the facts and forensic proof have been presented…..nothing should be happening."
One of the entire reasons people are still protesting is BECAUSE the police force hasn’t released these details. They conducted an autopsy on Mike Brown first, but they haven’t released it yet; it was a private autopsy that was released yesterday. And the ‘facts’ that have been released, such as the surveillance video? Completely irrelevant to the matter of whether or not Mike Brown was murdered in cold blood. The police haven’t taken Darren Wilson into custody, nor have they released information on the shooting. We have only gotten eyewitness reports and Wilson’s account of events, both of which contradict each other.
The FBI is investigating the matter right now, as well as another group that I believe is from the Department of Justice. A third autopsy is also supposed to be conducted soon.

And “nothing should be happening”? This is the third black male that I’ve read about in the past few months that’s been killed, and I haven’t heard ANYTHING about those previous two cases that would suggest the person responsible was held accountable - and THOSE ARE THE THREE I’D HEARD ABOUT. There’s probably more men out there that have been the subject of police brutality, and nothing happened. If these protesters didn’t start speaking out, it’s likely this case would have been swept under the rug, too. The fact is, these protesters are free to peacefully voice their objections to this case, just like the Westboro Baptist Church is allowed to protest whatever the hell they want.

I’ve been trying my best to keep a good understanding of what’s going on in Ferguson, but that doesn’t mean I’m always right. It’s possible I’ve made an error here or there; if so, I’d appreciate it if you’d point it out in a civil way. Thanks.