July 10th, 2014


Mourning from Cali

Tonight would have been the original release date for Fast and Furious 7.

I miss Paul Walker.

When he wasn't filming, or on press tours for Fast, he would post the most adorable, endearing Tweets--the kind of adorability that comes from having, at best, only a tenuous understanding of the medium. You could always tell when it was PW and not his publicity team, because one of these entities knew how to use Twitter and one of them truly did not. XD

In the mornings, he'd Tweet "morning from Cali!" and before he went to bed, as though this were some personal communication that needed to be entered into and then formally closed, he'd Tweet "ni ni from Cali!" (He's also the only Californian, born and bred, who ever called this state "Cali.") But my roommate and I would wait for these Tweets, and we'd laugh, and it'd be hilarious because omg Paul Walker what even. But we loved waking up to Paul Walker's ridiculous Tweets, and it really didn't seem appropriate to go to bed until he'd bid adieu.

And for some reason, he was always telling everyone to "Be good," appropriate context be damned. (It's the weekend! Be good. Good morning! Be good. I love Game of Thrones! be good. Lunch time. Be good!)

If you scroll back far enough, they're still there.

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He never bullshit anything.

When he'd Tweet dumb things or tell you "ni ni from Cali!", you knew he meant it.

Be good.
free fall

worst research assistant ever

I'm supposed to be writing a review for this academic monograph I read a while back, but I'm going through my annotations for this one chapter, and all of them are:

"Castiel" ("try sitting down on an atom or eating a quark. Practically speaking, we evolved to live in, and are structured to know, the terrestrial level of reality in which we live...")

"how Sam thinks about Kansas"

"this would work for Dean if he'd stop betting on 20 instead of 80"


"omg fandom" ("our embrace of theories points not to our need to make sense of the world, but to our need to be right, because by using theories to prove we are right we can influence others, whether we are actually right or wrong")