*pretends to file out of the lecture theatre before filing back in for the lecture I’m supposed to go to*

Oh god the lecturer knows the names of students in this subject. *sinks lower in chair*

Have a two minute conversation with the person next to you about criterion referencing versus norm referencing. *sweats nervously and studiously avoids making eye contact*

I have accidentally gone to a teaching lecture rather than an anatomy lecture. I’d have to climb over several people to leave. Help.

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your ipod, phone, itunes, media player etc and write down the first 20 songs, then pass this on to 10 people. one rule: no skipping!

I got tagged by jelenanelej who has a pretty excellent blog and makes cool art. The closest I have to an ipod is my spotify starred list, so here goes. I added links for those who are interested in my music taste. Except for the songs that aren’t popular enough to have videos, seeing as I usually add whole albums to my starred list.

  1. Sunshine - Rye Rye, MIA
  2. Blight Takes All - …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
  3. Science Fiction/Double Feature - Richard O’Brien
  4. I’ll Be Fine - Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes
  5. Future Wolf and the Gay Parisian Milk Incident - Gay Paris
  6. Lovers In The Parking Lot - Solange
  7. Notes - Elliot Brood
  8. Brick is Red - The Pixies
  9. Swing 39 - Django Reinhardt
  10. Race: In - Battles
  11. Slow Moves - José González
  12. International Society of Bad Dancers - Jackson Jackson
  13. Tessellate - alt-J (haha, what are the chances)
  14. Celestica - Crystal Castles
  15. She’s So High - Blur
  16. Backpackers - Childish Gambino
  17. House of Fun - Madness
  18. The Mojo Radio Gang - Parov Stelar
  19. The Clap Hands Song - T Bird and The Breaks
  20. Odd Soul - Mutemath

I get nervous about tagging people in these things in case they get annoyed. So if you don’t want to do the thing, don’t do the thing. We’ll pretend this never happened. And if you think its cool and weren’t tagged just go ahead and do the thing.


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why do i keep laughing at the thought of female!spiderman…(spidergirl? spiderwoman?) getting caught without her mask on and the dude who catches her just goes on a rant about ‘fake geek girls’ and how ‘that costume isn’t even accurate oh my god’ and ‘comic-con was last week’

and her secret identity is saved because some dudebro in a batman t-shirt thinks he’s hot shit 

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There's no way I can tell you how I really feel.

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As a very heartfelt thank you for 500 followers after almost exactly 4 years, I’m having a giveaway. Like most giveaways, there are rules:

  • You must be following me to win.
  • Reblog and like as many times as you like, but only the first one of each will count.
  • Winners will be chosen by random number generator; numbers will be re-picked if they are duplicate reblogs, people not following me, or me being obnoxious and reblogging myself.
  • You need to be willing to message me something approximating a name in which you can receive packages and a corresponding address.
  • I’ll ship anywhere, because, I mean, I live in Australia. It would be silly to restrict this when I’m already giving stuff away.
  • If you’re chosen, I’ll message you for your details—your ask must be open. If you don’t respond within 3 days, I’ll choose another number to take your spot. 
  • If you’re chosen and you’d prefer not to receive something after all, it’s cool—just reply and let me know. I’ll choose another number to take your spot.

First prize is the hand-made alethiometer, as seen above. I made it specifically for this giveaway and there will never be another identical to it. It is one of eight in the world at the moment. It’s a functional, wind-up pocket watch, too. 

Second prize is a necklace made specifically for you based on your blog or a pair of cufflinks, whichever you would prefer. I hand make custom steampunk jewelry from watches I deconstruct myself and sell it at local artist markets and shops. I’d love to make something just for you.

Third prize is your choice of a copy of season one of Orphan Black, season two of Orphan Black, or the beautiful omnibus His Dark Materials. I highly reccomend acquiring these in some fashion regardless.

There will also be two runner-up prizes in the form of fic. Your fandom options are severely limited, but I’ll write most stuff within OB or HDM (and a handful of others—it’s actually in my userinfo drop-down). I’m making no promises about the quality of this prize.

This contest ends in two weeks, on September August 1st, 2014. Good luck! (Edited: I understand how dates work, and the space-time continuum.)


I’ll reblog this in the morning, when Australia is actually awake, but…

I collaborated with some fellow political tragics on this info-thing about the Abbott government’s proposed changes to Medicare and the pharmaceutical benefits scheme, based on this study from the University of Sydney (PDF).

There’s also a single-image version, on my website.

Accompanying links:

Please reblog and share however you can! Even if you’re not Australian but you like the cute animals and maybe some of your followers are Australian, for example?

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