for real though it astounds me how well the maypole babies of emotional manipulation worked for some people
like, november 22nd, literally no one in the fandom gives two shits about the gallifrey kiddies, on account of they don’t exist
by november 23rd you are “ABSOLUTE GARBAGE” if you weren’t sufficiently manipulated into giving a shit about the kids who only existed to justify a narrative device you may not have liked
if you think this narrative was poorly told, if the kids were too obvious a manipulative tool, if your emotions were not adequately manipulated, you are human garbage!!!! you should probably die! I BET YOU KILL CHILDREN IN REAL LIFE you MONSTER
Cicero: would put multi-paragraph rants without page breaks and piss everyone off
Catullus: would run one of those arty blogs that periodically startles you with hardcore gay porn on your dash
Vergil: would have a successful ongoing webcomic or blog and would constantly reblog and be reblogged by Horace
Horace: would post a ton of Instagram photos of wine and houses in the countryside and would constantly reblog and be reblogged by Vergil
Pliny the Elder: would post a bunch of photos of flowers, nature, and astronomical facts, and would die while attempting to liveblog the Vesuvius eruption
Lucretius: would be a nightblogger who would always post stuff like “what if when we die we become atoms and float away in the wind? Like you could be inhaling and exhaling your dead ancestors right now!”
Ovid: Would post a mixture of porn and reblogs of nature and portrait photos and would ultimately engage in massive flame wars and get banned for violating the Terms of Service
If Ancient Greeks had Tumblrs
Plato would have an RPG blog, blogging as Socrates, and it would be one of those ones that’s practically all responses to asks, but the asks would be written by other RPG blogs that he was also running.
(Socrates would not be on Tumblr, he would be on Twitter, and would be more interested in stirring up drama over controversial issues than defending any one position himself.)
Thales would have a photo blog full of pictures of water: waterfalls, rivers, the sea. Heraclitus would sometimes reblog the river ones.
Heraclitus - total night-blogger. Reblogged by just about everyone, but for some reason no one ever remembers to reblog as text, so as you scroll down your feed all you ever see are fragments from linked posts.
Pythagoras - Posts a lot of gifs of cool natural phenomena followed by the comment: ‘MATHS!’. LOTS of followers, but tells a lot of in jokes you don’t really get if you haven’t been with him from the beginning.
Homer - just gets reblogged EVERYWHERE, frequently without a link to the source. Frequently accused of reposting stuff that’s actually his own work someone else has stolen.
Sophocles - very popular, writes a lot of fanfic. Into incest kinks. Big in Game of Thrones fandom.
Aristotle - follows Plato. Massive following extending onto other social networking platforms. Always a bit Serious. You will not find kittens being adorably incompetent here. Lot of meta about what blogging SHOULD be for.
Herodotus - lots of really interesting posts on history, the kind of stuff that really makes you go ‘huh, that’s cool’… not always particularly well researched.
Overheard on the shuttle to Disneyland provided by the hotel: a ‘expert’ saying he saw a special report on the news how Disneyland Park has 200 trained cats they release at night to catch vermin, and then they round them up again in a special area in the morning (“they’re probably trained to come…
“There has been a big debate about it: can a black man play a Nordic character? Hang about, Thor’s mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That’s OK, but the color of my skin is wrong?”—Idris Elba (via medievalpoc)
I was going through my emails and one of my online orders has been dispatched and when I ordered it I had to put in a state but New Zealand doesn’t have states and I was annoyed so I put “New Zealand doesnt have states you fuckass” and now in the dispatch email under delivery addess it totally has “New Zealand doesnt have states you fuckass” as part of it woops.
Chaos ‘verse - And then there came a day when Rose said she was having a baby. Thirteen Series Part 01 and Part 02 - Unrelated Doctor/Rose fics posted during season 3 and 4. Barcelona - This is the general order of events that circle around the idea that Rose was lying on the beach in Doomsday. It was all started by those three words, ‘and the baby’. The Process of Becoming - “Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” Alice - Stories, drabbles, etc. about the Doctor’s daughter. Rapture - A series of short stories exploring the relationship between Rose and the 10th Doctor. War Widow - Post-Doomsday, slight AU. Rose isn’t a war widow but its the closest words can come to the truth. Windows - After the Doctor says goodbye, Rose has to live in another world. This series of vignettes explores the different ways her life might have turned out. Feeling Eletric - He knows from experience that the unnatural silence that settles over the room when the bell jingles can mean only one thing: a hot girl has entered the comic book store… Lost - This was born out of the idea that being so close to Rose in “Partners in Crime” left some vague impression on the Doctor’s brain. And on all the discussion about the Doctor’s song ending. Miles to Go - And it’s all here for you, as long as you choose to stay. It’s all here for you, as long as you don’t fly away. Incompatible - What happens when alien hormones bring the Doctor and Rose together? Legacy of the Bad Wolf - When they said goodbye at Bad Wolf Bay, both the Doctor and Rose seemed to forget the message that would lead them home, but Bad Wolf did not. Follows the events that reunite Rose with the human John Smith in 1913 and her later travels with the Doctor. Not So New New - People must grow old; love shouldn’t. The Doctor and Rose, together forever - her forever, at least. Less Than Dignified Escapes - Through a series of adventures where aliens attack and clothing goes mysteriously missing, the Doctor and Rose find themselves seeing a lot more of each other than expected. The Language Lessons - Rose teases the Doctor, and the Doctor responds. Emphatically. Bump!verse - She waddles over, best she can, and swats him on the arm. “Your bloody fault, you know.” Pocket!verse - The Doctor learns there may well be a higher authority. DoctorDonnaRose’verse - The Doctor, Donna and Rose travel together in the TARDIS. Morons ‘verse - AU from LotTL where the Master survives to travel on the TARDIS with the Doctor. What if - A series of short, unconnected stories, drabbles, and ficlettes about all the what ifs that could happen in the new series. Crossroads - They’re scattered across the universe, but you’ll probably never see one. They represent what doesn’t exist; they represent what might have happened; they represent a chance or a choice, depending on your point of view. But should you ever see a crossroads, and you wonder about that other path…if you’re the Doctor and Rose, this is what you’d do. Bubble of Denial - After the discovering of an odd alien device, Rose, tired of waiting for the impossible, decides to take her destiny into her own hands. Hope ‘verse - Sometimes you find something you hadn’t known you’d lost. Skinned knees ‘verse - They read the book on the lawn in front of the library and he talks about sand and monkeys and zebras for an hour. Later it’s Morocco, Alaska, France, Argentina, the moon.
Holy huge list! For people looking for Ten/Rose fics they may not have read - looks like this list was done in 2011, so you may have missed all this stuff if you’re newer to fandom. (P.S. if anyone tries to check out Inertia, I no longer have that website. It’s over on AO3 now. Blast from the past! I wrote that before we even knew what Martha was going to be like. :D)