To get a sense of how accurate and thoughtful this ‘review’ of last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode (“T.A.H.I.T.I.”) by Scott Meslow is likely to be, all you need do is look at the URL, which ends “season-1-bill-pullman.” I’m assuming Meslow meant to reference the excellent actor Bill Paxton, who – along with BJ Britt – makes the first of what will be a number of appearances on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this season, but…yeah, what does it matter if you get something that fundamental wrong if you’re planning on being just as lackadaisical with the rest of your so-called review.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. introduces two new agents - John Garrett (Bill Paxton) and Antoine Triplett (BJ Britt) in the next AoS ep: “T.A.H.I.T.I.” (March 4 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC)
Visit IGN.com for a look at the first four minutes of Tuesday’s episode.
Michael Grab has mastered the art of stone balancing. He explains how he does it. “The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of “tripod” for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters. Some point balances will give the illusion of weightlessness as the rocks look to be barely touching. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.”
nichelle nichols on filming the first interracial kiss on television [x]
Keeping it real with Nichelle Nichols.
I have been watching this become a thing and I can’t explain how happy it makes me. It feels like a promise to female readers and creators made years ago that never quite came true until now.
When I started, and I started only a few years ago, something like this was hard to…
Can we all just take a moment to bask in the hotness that is teenage Clark Gregg
Santa’s thinking how very lucky he is. :)
Ryan Penagos is the king of the weird gif, but this one in particular is…heh. :)
I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.
I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.
Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.
When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.
And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.
I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.
I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.
Alright! The Clark Greg Lovefest Podcast is up! Here’s where everyone can find it:
Thank you so much to every who submitted! We had a lot of fun reading them off! All of you rock so hard! How hard? SO HARD!