Living and working in L.A. Have a degree in making TV that is currently being underutilized. I like lots of TV and books, especially scifi and fantasy with cool lady characters.

11 questions meme

another fact about me: I love this meme. 

amonshinpi tagged me in this. 

rule #1: always post the rules
rule #2: answer all the questions and make 11 new ones
rule #3: tag 11 people
rule #4: tell them you tagged them
rule #5: tell the person that tagged you that you answered their questions 

1: What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
My therapist gives really good compliments in that they’re usually unexpected and off the cuff seemingly sincere. But I think the best compliment I’ve ever received was from a friend who said while we were discussing something entirely unrelated to me, “If it came out on the news that like you had done something really terrible, like actually done it. Like you killed a bunch of kindergarteners or something, and there was video and proof, like, I would think, you must have had a really good reason. And it was probably the right thing to do or else you wouldn’t have done it.”

I think that one stands out not only for the enormous (definitely unreasonable) amount of trust and support and respect that it conveys, but also because it was very unprovoked. 

2: How did you choose your url?

"Time-Machine" was my nickname in high school. Most people, classmates, teachers, etc, called me that. The story behind it is less interesting than the nickname would make it seem, but because I used that name in real life it was easy to adopt it as an online handle. I’ve used some variation on it most places. The "yeah" is literally because I couldn’t think of anything else and that’s what I say when I can’t think of what to say. 


3: Who are you most comfortable around?

Definitely my roommate ivyeyed, unless cats count in which case my cat Godric.


4: What’s your favorite(s) OTP(s)?

Ohhhhhhh, god. Um. How far back into my fanning do you want to go? I love Usagi/Mamoru and Yuki/Touya, those are the two ships that probably introduced me to shipping. My not-so-secret-but-admittedly-more-unusual OTP that I actually really do ship but only in a really like…far into the future after lots of time and change and whatever ship is Steve Rodgers/Loki which like I know but also like that’s what makes it so interesting and leave me alone okay. I hardcore ship OT3 Bo/Dyson/Lauren in Lost Girl. I kind of joke/kind of serious ship the tenth Doctor and Sailor Pluto. I’ve probably read more Merther Merlin fanfiction than any other but I’m not sure that makes it my favourite ship more than just Merlin is such a mixed quality show that fanfiction holds up really well there, if that makes sense. 


5: Who/what has been the biggest influence in your life?

Sailor Moon! Only kind of kidding. Ummmmm… von-questenberg made a big difference to me in my developing years. She first introduced me to a bunch of feminist blogs back in the days of CCS and Tsubasa forums, and talking out my dissonance between my politics and religion with her helped me form my opinions. I have a friend Erika in shared-space life who was a similar influence, and got me reading the right books and watching British comedies. This might just sound like a bunch of people informing my tastes, but those things informed my politics and ideals and personality as well. And of course my mom and dad, but that’s the obvious answer.

 
6: Why did you follow me?

BECAUSE YOU SEEMED SO AWESOME, IDK? Honestly, the combination of angry activism and Sailor Moon loving is hard not to love. 


7: What would you want carved on your tombstone?

I want to be cremated and then I want my ashes mixed into cement and made into an outdoor grill in a park and I can help people cook after I’m dead. Not sure about the inscription. Something terribly punny, I hope. 


8: When’s the last time you had a really good, genuine laugh?

The other day when ivyeyed and I were getting back from errands and needed to switch cars in our tandem parking spots so I would be able to leave in the morning and I walked over to talk to her in her car because I left her holding something and her window was rolled up and I tried to roll it down with the clicker from my car??? Which doesn’t do windows and it’s not my car?? and we were already a mess and then she was laughing and she rolled down the window and I was laughing and we were like blocking people from driving in the parking lot and I said something like “we need to be adults we need to get our shit together” and we both just fucking lost it.


9: What’s some shit you don’t like?

Racism. Also pickles. Also corporate jobs like the one I have now. 


10:Can I get a selfie? (^_~)


11: what character would you want to cosplay?

I’ve been wanting to cosplay the 4th Doctor, but femme version, for ages, but that’s mostly because I kind of look the part? If I were like Tonks and could shapeshift probably like, Mabel Pines? Or Sailor Moon, obviously. 

OKAY NOW I GET TO TAG PEOPLE. But like don’t feel obligated only if you want to. 

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MY QUESTIONS

1. Do you have any pets? Pictures if you’ve got ‘em!
2. If you could be put in charge of any series (book, tv, comic, wev), which would you choose?
3. What is a thing that you love that isn’t very popular but you want more people to love it?
4. Your all-powerful fairy godmother who loves you very much and will make sure to do as you intend and not be an overly literal jackass is granting you one wish. What is it?
5. What’s your favourite joke?
6. You get to go back in time and give yourself a book. What book do you give yourself and how old are you when you make yourself read it?
7. What’s your usual beverage of choice?
8. Know any good recipes?
9. Favourite YouTube video recently?
10. Racism and sexism and all other oppressions are over and you have enough money/support/wev to do whatever you want for the rest of your life. What do you do?
11. What question have you always wanted to be asked on of these?

I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to headcanon Haru as autistic, but watching the newest episode of Free! and suddenly feeling like oh, duh.

Working for a health insurance company while anti-capitalism and pro single-payer healthcare feels a lot like going to religious functions with people who don’t know I’m an atheist.

tehzii:

ladyyatexel:

kingcheddarxvii:

Take any movie premise about a white man and make it about a grandma and it becomes twice as interesting

i’ll take asshole grandmas who are good at their jobs, yes, thanks

… This isn’t the premise of The Devil Wears Prada? Did we not know this makes amazing movies? 

I’ve been lobbying for Supernatual But With Old Ladies Instead for literally like half a decade and no one is listening. 

Tagged #timemachine wuz here  

Posted 14 hours ago by timemachineyeah
Reblogged from huntokar  Source kingcheddarxvii

OKAY SO A BUNCH OF PEOPLE HAVE TAGGED ME IN MEMES and I have been at work so not done them and now can’t remember who you are. 

So first I’m going to do that one where you just list five facts about yourself and then tag… ten??? people. Thank you to everyone who tagged me in this.

1. When I was a kid I had blonde hair and almost never sunburned, just got really tan. As I got older my hair darkened and my skin lightened and now I have brown hair and I spent 15 minutes in the shade the other day on break at work and got a sunburn. Aging and genetics are weird.

2. I get sick every time I eat at Applebees, so now I never eat there. I have at least two friends who are disappointed when I’m around and they want to go to Applebees because I ruin it. 

3. My father is a family practice doctor and as a result I grew up knowing next to nothing about how healthcare works from a patient’s perspective because 90% of the things you’d normally go to a Doctor for, I just asked my dad whenever he was around. This was incredibly convenient at the time, but left me 1) lacking certain adult skills in making appointments and shit and 2) kind of a hypochondriac because Dad would always be like “Oh that’s normal. Unless it’s [incredibly rare thing that can kill you]. But that’s incredibly rare” and I’d lie awake at night knowing it was totally the thing that would kill me. I can never not know that about those symptoms, you know? So every single twang or cold for the rest of my life- probably just had a bad burger, but maybe its organ failure. 

4. I once spent a week not talking, at all, to anyone. I was going to go longer but I finally broke after a math test. 

5. My friends and I started the trend that turned our hometown into the Slurpee Capital of The United States when I was in high school.

Ummmmmm and I tag (only if you want to, feel free to ignore) enogitna crunchbuttsteak startrekrenegades anightvaleintern huntokar plummetationzigzags amonshinpi drhermannhottlieb hauntedllama tipsykipsy

corullinterests:

timemachineyeah:

I’m sure everyone has seen this by now but I’d just like to say that this is one of the greatest arguments against capitalism that currently exists. The success of capitalism is predicated on the idea that people can find a unique service to render and those services that are needed and best will get rewarded. 

Capitalism as it is currently practiced is predicated on the idea that for a person to deserve things (food, shelter, entertainment) they must also contribute to things that other people want or benefit from. 

You cannot make usefulness a requirement for basic needs (and even extra luxuries) when those needs and luxuries are in abundance but opportunities to be useful are not. You have to come up with a new system for distribution. We are already in a position where there are fewer jobs than there are people looking for jobs. While economic boosts might create minor reprieves in our near future it cannot be sustained in the long run. 

We need to let go of the idea that people need to be useful to deserve quality of life. We need to start letting go now. It’s a belief that kills people already, and it might kill a lot more before upcoming economic shifts really sink in. 

This is a really interesting video and they’re not wrong about most things. Machines are replacing humans in many jobs and they will continue to do so. We DO need to prepare for a transition into a different kind of economy and work force, possibly a post-scarcity society.

For those who don’t read a lot of sci-fi, a post-scarcity society or economy (Here’s the wikipedia link [x]) is one in which such incredible technological advancements have been made that everyone can be reasonably sure of being able to get food, clothing, shelter and all the necessities of life. Period. Post-scarcity assumes that it will be so easy and cheap for robots (or whatever, this is still a sci-fi idea for now) that all humans will just have this stuff for free. Standard.

What this video fails to take into account once the robots provide even cheaper faster labor, guess what, everything they produce ALSO becomes cheaper. We won’t need high-paying jobs once food costs next to nothing because robots provide such cheap labor. (This is a bit of an oversimplification and a long-term assumption, but I feel pretty comfortable making this assumption).

Additionally, humans are not horses. First off, yes, there are fewer “working” horses. Most horses now are for leisure and to be quite honest, I would rather be a leisure human than a working human. Yes, the horse analogy can be used for certain areas of work (the grocery store robots are a much better analogy) but we’re not going to start dying out because robots are doing all our labor (and even if the population did go down, so what? That would actually be beneficial in many ways).

This video is a little too fear-mongering for my taste. Let’s calm down a little. What do they want us to do? Stop making technological advances? Do they think we’re going to give robots all the jobs, un-employ ourselves as a species and just go home and wait to starve?

Yes, we are going to go through a difficult adjustment time between our current society and our future society (which I’m going to assume to be at least somewhat similar to a post-scarcity one). Our economy is certainly not equipped to deal with this shift. That is a problem. The other problem, of course, is the same one we’ve always had. Those at the top will weather the shift better than those at the bottom: cue racism, sexism, classism, ableism and many, many other isms. Any minority or oppressed group is going to have it worse when going through a shift like this.

Things need to change. We need to prepare. But please don’t pretend that safer transportation, better diagnoses by doctor’s, cheaper easier food production, not to mention all the other technological advances  that are improving peoples lives by exponential degrees are bad.

Technology is not the enemy. Human shortsightedness and selfishness is.

I don’t think the video was positing that they are bad, and I certainly didn’t. Nowhere did the video or I advocate that this technology shouldn’t be made. I freaking love gadgets and cannot wait for jobs like mine to no longer be human responsibility, because my job is boring as fuck.

But the point is, as you said, that our economy and social structure have to adjust. And that if done wrong a whole lot of people lower in the hierarchy will get their asses kicked.

It also worth noting that rarely in the past has a large industry willingly started providing it’s goods and services for practically free just because it could afford to. The “food and transport are free because they cost so little to make!” world requires a lot of people who will not want to give up a lot of profits to do that. In general passing savings onto the workers and consumers needs to be fought for. Costs don’t always fall or ride perfectly linearly with supply and demand, and a lot of people have a vested interest in controlling supply.

TL;DR I think we actually agree 100%. The video is not about stopping the technology, but about preparing for it so society doesn’t suffer from the shift.

crunchbuttsteak:

i love trans headcanons, but i can’t do them for sailor moon because every time i do, once you realize that there’s the whole silver millennium and reincarnation thing in there, it just ends up getting really uncomfortably close to the whole prince uranus thing from the 90’s.

obviously not the starlights tho, they’re genderqueer and they don’t have the whole reincarnation thing going on, so…

I ACTUALLY HAVE TRANS SAILOR MOON HEADCANONS but they aren’t about any specific character. They’re about how transness relates to being a Senshi. 

Because like Naoko was all like “Men can’t be Sailor Senshi” and then when asked who was Sailor Earth was like “Tuxedo Mask has the crystal for Earth but he’s a guy and so can’t be a Sailor Senshi because that’s girls only” right?

Which brings up the question, what if you’re genderqueer? What if you’re trans? What if you’re agender? 

And I think that the form you take follows your identity. 

So like we have Sailor Uranus, right? Who has this said of her:

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and most the time she appears in her normal Sailor fuku but the first time we see her in the manga she’s like 

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Wow looking awfully Tuxedo-masky there, Uranus. 

Which, like, if she’s genderqueer, makes sense. She has an outfit in between the two. Her uniform and powers might shift depending on how much of a boy or girl she feels like when she wakes up in the morning. 

So I think if someone were trans, their transformation would reflect their gender identity. Whether or not they physically transformed into their preferred anatomy (I change my mind about this, but today I’m leaning towards not usually, at least not at first) they would get the cape and mask or Sailor Collar based on how they identify. So even if everyone is calling you James and you’re not out at work you get your transformation pen then if you identify as a woman when you transform you’re a Sailor Senshi. And, of course, vice versa, if you’re AFAB you can still wind up transforming into a Tuxedo Mask-alike. And because there’s obviously some sort of cloaking magic/glamour around these disguises, while they are transformed they would be perceived as their preferred gender by others looking at them. 

And I think if someone were agender, the would also present differently -something apart from the mask and cape and sailor collar altogether (perhaps like Guardian Cosmos?)

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Who isn’t a senshi and isn’t a whatever-Tuxedo-Mask-is, doesn’t have a Sailor Collar or mask/cape but is clearly something. Maybe she’s agender, and “Guardians” (while the word is used as a translation for Senshi now, making it confusing, Guardian Cosmos’ name is literally rendered in katakana - in English. She is called “Guardian” in Japan while the other girls are called “Senshi”) are what you are when you’re not a boy (masked vigilante) or girl (senshi). 

IDK. I mean it’s a bit silly from an empirical perspective for a magical planet soul stone to choose how to manifest its powers through you based on a personal identity rife with social constructs but I think star seeds tap into who you are and totally love the idea that who you are plays a role in the powers you get and the uniform you fight in. 

I just remembered that I had a really important epiphany while brushing my hair in the shower last night before bed and I went to sleep and now it’s gone.

http://whitegirlsaintshit.tumblr.com/post/95216180223/quickweaves-im-on-fire-bitch-quickweaves

quickweaves:

im-on-fire-bitch:

quickweaves:

white people be like oh my god what’s happening in ferguson is horrible I’m so glad my imperialistic european country that colonized 3/4s of the world or white colony that gained independence and proceeded to kill off the native…

I can’t even begin to tell you how many POC friends I’ve had visit the UK or Europe and say “It was really fun but wow people are so much more casually racist there”

Like essentially Europe tries to be like “well we don’t have a race problem!” so they can say racist things and then claim they aren’t a problem because racism doesn’t exist in Europe.

So like own your shit White Europe. We didn’t invent our racist culture out of whole cloth. We inherited it. And it’s our job to take responsibility for it here. And you need to do the same.

Tagged #timemachine wuz here  

Posted 3 days ago by timemachineyeah
Reblogged from amonshinpi  Source quickweaves

I’m sure everyone has seen this by now but I’d just like to say that this is one of the greatest arguments against capitalism that currently exists. The success of capitalism is predicated on the idea that people can find a unique service to render and those services that are needed and best will get rewarded. 

Capitalism as it is currently practiced is predicated on the idea that for a person to deserve things (food, shelter, entertainment) they must also contribute to things that other people want or benefit from. 

You cannot make usefulness a requirement for basic needs (and even extra luxuries) when those needs and luxuries are in abundance but opportunities to be useful are not. You have to come up with a new system for distribution. We are already in a position where there are fewer jobs than there are people looking for jobs. While economic boosts might create minor reprieves in our near future it cannot be sustained in the long run. 

We need to let go of the idea that people need to be useful to deserve quality of life. We need to start letting go now. It’s a belief that kills people already, and it might kill a lot more before upcoming economic shifts really sink in. 



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