I pass these trees on my walk every day. And I never blink.
That’s kinda gay.
“Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”, FairTest.org
And then people urge me everything is fine, of course it is, when you’re ignoring statistics that is.
Fun fact: SAT tests predict college performance pretty well for men, but they strongly underpredict college performance for women. http://spp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/12/20/1948550612469038.abstract
I think I’ve reblogged this before, but that study needs to be shared.
CAN’T NOT REBLOG
The infinite patience of dogs.
WHY IS THE THING NOT FEARING ME. THERE SHOULD BE A BUTTON FOR THESE THINGS. I FIND BUTTON.
Man, I give it to the AKita with the black kitten … this is too cute
Big woofs, tiny meows.
DOG I CUDDLE YOUR HEAD NOW
KITTEH CUDDLE POUNCE
GONNA GIVE YOU ALL THE CUDDLES
because then it would be open season and all of a sudden the attending fan community would be forced to mix with people who “just wanted to check it out because it’s cheap/free” at an event that is actually aimed at people who live and breathe this sort of stuff. … I accommodate non-fandom people enough as it is IRL. ;)
but I know what you mean! I am working non-stop to hopefully get some money together for the Sherlock convention.
(sadly, guests aren’t cheap! it’s a job they get hired to do. and the con organisers want to make money too, etc …)
As someone who has helped organize cons before, let me add that it’s a very expensive endeavor. Meeting space in hotels isn’t cheap, and there are lots of little hidden costs that can add up very quickly. Con organizers usually form a legal entity so that they aren’t putting themselves at risk, but I’ve known people who nearly went bankrupt trying to put on a con without doing so. Con planners frequently spend a lot of their own money in the process (traveling to visit sites, paying deposits, buying decorations), and just as frequently don’t get it back.
Con planning requires careful budgeting and SO MUCH WORK. It’s difficult to explain how much work it is, and how much financial and personal sacrifice con planners put into it, all to create an event to make people happy.
It would be great if hotels would give us that space for free, or if some fabulously wealthy person would throw away $50K on having a big party for fandom, but that’s just not how the world works. The reality is that most people putting on cons are fans like everyone else, and they just want to create something for fandom to enjoy.
From this buzzfeed list
are we just going to overlook she misspelled THERE
Sherlock is famous for its fans, particularly those who root for romance between Holmes and Watson. Improbable, but not impossible. Hold onto your deerstalkers while we examine the evidence!
YOU GUYS ITS AN ARTICLE ON TJLC?! MEDIA RECOGNITION OF TJLC!!!
Outtake: Mary Thought She Could Have a Life Away From Her Intelligence Agent Past
Three Patch Podcast - Three Patch Podcast Episode 20
It has to do with what it is to be an intelligence agent.
Drinkingcocoa shares her theory on what was on the USB stick in this outtake from the Sorting Sherlock segment of Episode 20. Stay tuned for more Mary meta in Episode 21.
Other outtakes from this discussion: