THE TERM “JUMP THE SHARK” DESCRIBES THE POINT IN A TELEVISION SHOW WHERE IT STOPS CREATIVELY DEVELOPING AND STARTS TO BECOME A SELF-REFERENTIAL CARICATURE OF ITSELF. THIS IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH A SHARP DECLINE IN QUALITY.
THE PHRASE ITSELF REFERS TO AN EPISODE OF “HAPPY DAYS” SET AT THE BEACH IN WHICH ARTHUR HERBERT “FONZIE” FONZARELLI JUMPS OVER A SHARK WHILE WATERSKIING. THE WRITER OF THAT EPISODE HATES THIS PHRASE, POINTING TO THE POSITIVE RECEPTION OF THE EPISODE AND THE FACT THAT HAPPY DAYS CONTINUED FOR MANY SEASONS AFTERWARDS. HENRY WINKLER, THE ACTOR WHO PLAYED FONZIE, LOVES IT BECAUSE WHENEVER IT’S MENTIONED IN AN ARTICLE, THEY USE THE SAME STILL FRAME OF THAT EPISODE WHERE HE IS IN A SWIMSUIT AND HE LIKES THE WAY HIS LEGS LOOK IN THAT PHOTOGRAPH.
THE OPPOSITE OF JUMPING THE SHARK IS “GROWING THE BEARD,” OR A POINT WHERE A SHOW’S QUALITY DRAMATICALLY INCREASES, AND IF IT’S A SPIN-OFF, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT STARTS FEELING LIKE ITS OWN SHOW AND NOT SIMPLY AN EXTENSION OF THE PARENT SHOW.
THIS TERM IS NAMED AFTER STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, IN WHICH THE MOMENT THE SHOW WAS GENERALLY CONSIDERED TO HAVE COME INTO ITS OWN ROUGHLY CORRESPONDED TO THE BREAK BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS, DURING WHICH TIME ACTOR JONATHAN FRAKES WOULD GROW HIS CHARACTER’S NOW-ICONIC BEARD.
ANOTHER DERIVATIVE IS A TERM FOR WHEN A GOOD FILM’S SEQUELS HAVE BECOME SO RIDICULOUS THAT PEOPLE GENERALLY ACCEPT THAT IT’S TIME TO ALLOW THE FRANCHISE TO DIE. THIS TERM IS “NUKING THE FRIDGE” AND REFERS TO A PART OF INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL WHERE INDIANA JONES SURVIVES AN ATOMIC BOMB BY HIDING IN A LEAD-LINED REFRIGERATOR.
this goes out to all my new followers.
after a while i became convinced that the words were mocking me
I WAS PROMISED A BATTLE
*throws down gauntlet*
Edit: Went back. This is the best thing to happen to my dashboard ever.
Reblogging again because my followers need to see this. To be clear, rebog, go to your actual blog, then click the picture.
Sterek AU: Derek is going back to Beacon Hills for the first time since the fire when his truck breaks down. He’s miles from anywhere so he calls the only person he still knows in Beacon Hills, a sheriff who gave him his number after the fire and told him to call if he ever needed anything. Miraculously the Sheriff still has the same number and he promises to send the cavalry. When the cavalry arrives however, it looks suspiciously like two teenage boys, one of whom seems to have developed a crush on Derek. Perfect.
LMFAO Cover of the Day: After months of rearranging, 18-year-old Noah finally figured out how best to cover LMFAO’s “Sexy & I Know It” — and his rendition has just been named the day’s trending video by NBC’s Today show. You can almost see him blushing as he shares his big news with fans on Facebook and Twitter. Pretty obvious what’s going on here — Noah’s sexy and he doesn’t know it.
Dammit, son— start a band
this is a real tv show
this is my favorite show
The funny thing is that if you HAVE CATS that makes perfect sense. She had no normal cat body language. ;~; This episode was super sad at first, she had to be put on medication. BUT then she was so much happier and healthier!
Jackson Galaxy is such an angel, he actually tears up when owners work hard to help their cats. It kills me when he talks about working in a shelter- I JUST REALLY LOVE THIS SHOW HE LOVES CATS SO MUCH ;~;
Open Source Clothing.
Now I feel it imperative to reblog this, because the project seems to have hit a snag: The video they put up has been taken down because of claims of 3rd-party content, whatever whatever corporate lawyer stuff internet throttling stuff. That makes me think that Bennetton or one of the others whose stores were glimpsed in the background got their hooks in Vimeo.
So I thought I’d tell you a yarn about how this thing works:
You download the open-source plans for the machine.
You build it.
You download their open-souce clothing-maker program.
You enter the desired measurements into the fields (the ones I remember from the video were arm and neck and chest measurements, so I’m sure they have waist and/or hips too)
You print out your sweater, or hat, or scarf, or cardigan, or whatever it was that you selected. It takes an hour to print out the sweater, working off of the two yarn spools that you can see in the bottom right corner of this .gif
That’s it. Custom-fit, custom-color clothing in an hour, for the price of yarn. Can you see why one of the clothing companies targetted in the video might have felt threatened enough to force the video to come down?
do you think isaac would catch stiles in a trust fall
バヒ・JD: layouts and roughs that I did. レイアウトとラフ原画
Is there any chance you yourself are a time traveller?
↳ F → feminism & representation
"I certainly came up in an era where women were really making strides and making a point to beat down doors and find their place, and crash through the glass ceiling. And a lot of them did that believing that they had to trade on their femininity and that they had to be a man and tap into whatever they believed was a masculine trait to hang in the boys’ room, to get the "keys to the kingdom" as it were. And what’s beautiful about Jessica Pearson is that she is the next level to that when, really, feminism is about being all that you are and not having to trade one thing for another on your way up, or apologize." - Gina Torres (about her character Jessica Pearson, on Suits)
One of the hilariously satisfying things in my lfie right now is watching one of my Teen Wolf-is-meh-I-don’t-watch-it friends shamelessly reblogging Teen Wolf
Imagine being in a relationship in which you are treated like an equal, consciously and unconsciously, sexually, emotionally, socially, romantically, without being bound by gender expectations, without risk of pregnancy (or having your reproductive rights taken away from you), without feelings of inferiority, without being mistreated or neglected because men don’t understand your body and can’t be bothered to learn how to give you pleasure (or that you even deserve pleasure). Imagine having a reciprocating relationship with someone who knows how to touch you and how to talk to you, who will never abuse you or take away your consent. Imaging feeling powerful, safe, like the default rather than the specific or second-class. Imagine not requiring special handling by awkward, inconsiderate men who were never taught any better. Imagine being allowed to touch and enjoy and indulge without apprehension. Imagine being able to trust your partner. Imagine knowledge and understanding, someone who sees your depths and treats you the way you’d treat yourself if you hadn’t been told from birth that you weren’t worth it.
Girls aren’t “making them gay.”
Girls are fantasizing about being equal.
Welcome to Cartography is Fun! (or) Mek kinda sorta does fanartThis map is part of a much bigger project that I’m working on (if you guessed shadowsverse, you would be correct…) but I’m stupidly pleased with how well it turned out that I’ve decided to put this out there now. :) If you want a higher res version let me know. Tumblr tends to munch resolution so I only exported it at 72 ppi.Fun facts:
- The cartography funseis was all done using available GIS data sets and TileMill. Then I made things pretty in Adobe Illustrator
- According to the Teen Wolf Wikia the zip for Beacon Hills is 95921, which is an unincorporated blip on the map called Inskip. I put Beacon Hills at 39.992396, -121.551026 because of the creek and a nearby forest preserve that has a lake
- The Roble* River sort of exists and is semi based off of Inskip Creek
- I brutalized several actual counties to create Beacon County
- so many thanks to notsodarling- for putting up with me sending her 80 gajillion versions of this and just being an awesome enabler and sounding board. <3
If you want to use this for something just let me know so I can reblog ya. :D
*hint: the name of the river is a bit of an Easter egg. ;)