This show is forever dropping truth bombs.
This show is forever dropping truth bombs.
Stiles Stilinski, the giant geek.
Babysitter Derek and Hot Single Dad Stiles Stilinski by Niamh
So of course Derek says he can’t watch CJ this Saturday because it’s his birthday, and it he says it like it means something and keeps bringing it up and Stiles isn’t sure what to do with his mouth when the guy is around but he’s pretty sure the fact that the next time he’s in Stiles’ living room, splayed over the couch and smirking because there’s a card that says HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY strategically placed on the coffee table where Stiles will see it, means something, and he should get some kind of medal of honor for lasting an entire 45 minutes before cancelling his plans for the night and pressing Derek into the couch cushions and following the line of that happy trail the guy’s always flashing—
I have asked this myself in the past and never gotten an answer.
Maybe today will be the day we are both finally enlightened.
woodsgotweird said: man i just jumped on the bandwagon because i am a sheep. i have no idea where it came from and i ask myself this question all the time
Maybe someone made a typo and it just got out of hand?
I kinda feel like panic!at the disco started the whole exclamation point thing and then it caught on around the internet, but maybe they got it from somewhere else, IDK.
The world may never know…
Maybe it’s something mathematical?
I’ve been in fandom since *about* when Panic! formed and the adjective!character thing was already going strong, pretty sure it predates them.
It’s a way of referring to particular variations of (usually) a character — dark!Will, junkie!Sherlock, et cetera. I have suspected for a while that it originated from some archive system that didn’t accommodate spaces in its tags, so to make common interpretations/versions of the characters searchable, people started jamming the words together with an infix.
(Lately I’ve seen people use the ! notation when the suffix isn’t the full name, but is actually the second part of a common fandom portmanteau. This bothers me a lot but it happens, so it’s worth being aware of.)
"Bang paths" (! is called a "bang"when not used for emphasis) were the first addressing scheme for email, before modern automatic routing was set up. If you wanted to write a mail to the Steve here in Engineering, you just wrote "Steve" in the to: field and the computer sent it to the local account named Steve. But if it was Steve over in the physics department you wrote it to phys!Steve; the computer sent it to the "phys" computer, which sent it in turn to the Steve account. To get Steve in the Art department over at NYU, you wrote NYU!art!Steve- your computer sends it to the NYU gateway computer sends it to the "art" computer sends it to the Steve account. Etc. ("Bang"s were just chosen because they were on the keyboard, not too visually noisy, and not used for a huge lot already).
It became pretty standard jargon, as I understand, to disambiguate when writing to other humans. First phys!Steve vs the Steve right next to you, just like you were taking to the machine, then getting looser (as jargon does) to reference, say, bearded!Steve vs bald!Steve.
So I’m guessing alternate character version tags probably came from that.
#u know when ure in the car with your bf and he fucking won’t read the map properly #he’s told you right three times and there IS NO RIGHT TURN #and he’s sitting there crumpling the map in his fingers and- #FUCKING STOP THAT THE MAP WAS EXPENSIVE #and he’s so INCONSIDERATE #and you have to pull over to yell #and then you realise you’re arguing about directions #and he doesn’t even look bothered #in fact he’s acting like he was in the right #that you didn’t SEE the right turn #//you fucking did okay// #so you turn to huff out the window#start up the car again #and then AND THEN #the lil shit mutters ‘there was a fucking right it’s on the god damn map’ #and you have to clutch the steering wheel real tight to prevent further fury #you get there in the end #you huff and puff all the way into the hotel and in the shower #and then you come out and he’s made you coffee which is his basic go to ~sorry #and neither of you are gonna admit being wrong #but you’re sure as hell gonna have great make up sex#and argue about directions all the way home too #this gifset looks like that experience is all (via felicitysmock)
THE ULTIMATE FUCKING POST
oh how far you’ve come, Satan post
oh how far you’ve come
Dylan O’Brien talking about zombies.
looks like a dress for a fairy
yes it doooeeessss *_*