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the-real-seebs:

corpsereviver2:

solarbird:

suricattus:

unforth:

zerosociety:

knitmeapony:

knitmeapony:

A large part of my adult, career-related life has been lived by Susan Ivanova’s examples and wisdom.

i don’t really know who this is i think she’s from babylon 5 but AWESOME

Oh man.  MAN.  Man.  Lemme tell you about Susan Ivanova.

Susan Ivanova, second in command of Babylon 5, has been through a lot of shit.  First, off, Babylon 5 is a deliberate melting pot of a place where. after a really bad war, different species can come to seek peace.  Earthgov is skeptical about it.  The other species governments are skeptical about it.  As a result, the station often stands between the universe and very bad shit going down. 

Commander Ivanova is in charge of operations.  All the day to day stuff.  She handles it pretty well.

 

Mostly, anyway.

She is not here to put up with anyone’s shit.  Not even if you’re from Earth.

She’s second in command of a station with captains that are perpetually putting themselves and the station through a lot of political… well, ugly politics.  She’s often the one left behind, having to tell folks the Captain is not available and she’s in charge.  Honestly, for having to be the grownup among so many damned children, she’s very well liked. 

She’s not all business, though, she’s a great friend as well as commander, with a lovely, dry, gallows sense of humor.  I’m not sure there’s a person on the station who doesn’t have a private joke or at least a friendly word with her (provided they’re not fucking up her schedule).

Her family is Russian and Jewish, and it actually comes up from time to time.  She occasionally sends a shout out to god (she’s not practicing, iirc, but she still identifies as Jewish and keeps a few traditions), She commentates often on her Russian heritage.

Susan Ivanova: I know, I know. It’s a Russian thing. When we’re about to do something stupid, we like to catalog the full extent of our stupidity for future reference. 

She meets up with family and friends from her past and doesn’t shy away from them:

Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: So how are things back home? 
Rabbi Koslov: They change, they stay the same. Russia is Russia. Your father used to say: “If regret could be harvested, Russia would be the world’s fruit basket.” 

She had a rough time growing up - her mother was a telepath, and in this universe if you’re telepathic and human you have two options: join a quasi-militaristic organization called the PsiCorps that will immediately take you from your family and control your whole life (they even have a saying: the Corps is Mother.  The Corps is Father.  It’s as chilling as you think,); option two is to take some drugs that suppress your abilities.  Ivanova’s mother chose the second option, and after a long, ugly period suffering under the effects of the drug, she took her own life.

You can imagine Susan is not thrilled with anyone associated with the Psicorps. But when a Psicorps telepath named Talia Winters comes on board, some interesting things happen.

At first she avoids the hell out of her.

But then, eventually, Susan doesn’t mind her so much.

Talia reaches out, and turns up at Susan’s quarters late one night.

They actually become real friends.

And you know, they have scenes like this.

And then, when Talia is gone she confesses:

Susan also later falls in love with a man named Marcus Cole, which means for my money she’s the first bisexual lady in space that I ever saw on TV.  Possibly ever.

For all that though, for her friendships and lovely jokes and cuddly-as-a-cactus-flower appeal, they never ever forget how good she is at her job.  She is shatteringly competent.

She is a military commander, and from time to time, she shows it.

Also, she was airlocking people before it was cool.

The whole crew is in on the airlocking thing, really.  They support her airlocking habits.  It’s lovely of them to do.

In summation:

Commander Susan Ivanova, bisexual Russian Jewish space princess of my heart.  Forever.  Watch this show.

Always share St. Ivanova.

YEESSSS. Babylon 5 fandom, we yet live!!

And did we mention the part where she coopted part of the hydroponics bays so that she could grow coffee to prevent her from committing homicide?

Susan Ivanova is my queen.  Also my rebbe.

(I refuse to call her St Ivanova because what part of “Jewish” are we forgetting, thanks for the erasure).

#another on the endless list of shows I want to get around to watching

YES. Yes, you do. It has its problems, it’s the first show to do all its SFX by computer (Amigas with Video Toaster cards) and sometimes it looks it, and it starts slow but god damn once it gets going it is fucking amazing and awesome.

Also, Ivonava and Talia’s relationship is canon and confirmed and intent, and the only reason it stopped when it did is because Talia’s actress wanted to leave the show to do other things nobody cares about.

I have never watched this show but this makes me want to!

I am told her agent played chicken with the network or producer, which is why she left the show, and it was a shame. She was amazing.

For those who haven’t found it, look up the episode where she has sex with an alien to seal a peace treaty. It’s significantly more awesome than it sounds.

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              adigitalmagician
Dammit, don't do that, now I'm curious and work today is boring which means I'm as likely to get lost digging through and trying to figure it out.

the-real-seebs:

I’ll give you a pointer:

One of them is that I wouldn’t try to intentionally mislead you.

Another is the number of things about which I would be misleading.

For extra credit: Consider that the fact that I point out specifically that I am intentionally persuading people that I am not-misleading, which is therefore misleading, makes people think I am forthright and honest and be more likely to trust me. And that it still works even when I point it out. :)

I will second the “dammit don´t do that.” It´s like wiggling string a kittens.

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jumpingjacktrash:

we’re tired

I´m not tired, but lilly is. Also there´s sunlight to nap in for a change.

jumpingjacktrash:

we’re tired

I´m not tired, but lilly is. Also there´s sunlight to nap in for a change.

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              littlemisscodeless
Amusingly, the only music that has worked to bring me back from overloading is by Simon Curtis, about the opposite of calming music. But it happens to have the right rhythem, speed and pitch? His voice sounds right.

the-real-seebs:

I have fixed overloaded Jesse with Very Skrillex.

I have one of those rack-mounted power amps that are sometimes used for small stage shows, and some Big Speakers.

I use headphones, because neighbors. And I believe Jesse post is where I got the idea in the first place.

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thenightmareowl:

lenpant:

kisskissfallanddie:

growlingbitch:


And here’s a realistic art of: Eren Jaeger.
Oh my god.

My ovaries just exploded

I THOUGHT THIS WAS A REAL PERSON

Why the hell an unsourced art has got over 2.5k notes?? Well whatever here’s the source:
Chacall
I THOUGHT IT WAS A REALLY GOOD COSPLAYER HOLY SHIT

thenightmareowl:

lenpant:

kisskissfallanddie:

growlingbitch:

And here’s a realistic art of: Eren Jaeger.

Oh my god.

My ovaries just exploded

I THOUGHT THIS WAS A REAL PERSON

Why the hell an unsourced art has got over 2.5k notes?? Well whatever here’s the source:
Chacall

I THOUGHT IT WAS A REALLY GOOD COSPLAYER HOLY SHIT

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# vivisextion




the-alchemists-mind:

I’m pretty sure the only reason people think dads make dad jokes is because they did that in 90s movies

My dad makes dad jokes.


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spoopycecilos:

On the first and fifteenth of every month
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# very true




crossedstirrups:

houseofhanover:

funnyorwtf:

Saw this on a door at work.

# the lights are agog # the ceiling’s aghast # is the desk drawer in love at last?

need to reblog this again for those tags

crossedstirrups:

houseofhanover:

funnyorwtf:

Saw this on a door at work.

the lights are agog # the ceiling’s aghast # is the desk drawer in love at last?

need to reblog this again for those tags

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IF YOU’RE NOT CHICKEN… REBLOG THIS & SEE WHAT PEOPLE RATE YOU!!!

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12. Funny
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The person I reblogged this from deserves to be happy.


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# goddammit i hate these things# and will not be angry if you don´t reblog from me