well protected (by rayjacobs)
A tureen of fiddle head fern for Ms Haversham’s garden party, oh what Great Expectations. I’m sure Mr. Dickens will be most pleased.
In the Alishan Forest, Steps Pass a Tree Trunk Covered with Moss by Eightfish
Congratulations Celeste. Genevieve might have been the strongest competitor, but I made the better choice for King of the Nerds.
Animated is too big to fit in tumblr: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3308162/1363364564479.gif
Thank you Casey for sending this to me! I owe you one.
The best thing about this is how much everyone is smiling. <3
(By Zeb Andrews)
Thanks, Virgil. I wasn’t really expecting you to say anything because I’m aware it’s none of my business. Even so, I got invested in Team Blextrophy over the course of the show and, strange as this may be, I really like knowing that you removed the line from you to Genevieve not because there was bad blood or a lack of feelings, but because you have too much respect for a friend (my interpretation of what you said below). In fact, I think it’s downright sweet.
(Not to belabor this, but this makes me think there are versions of the KotN attraction graph I didn’t see, since the lines mentioned immediately below are in both of the graphs I reblogged [1 | 2]. Or possibly I should have referred to the ones I reblogged as 2.1 and 2.2, which would make the real Version 1 the graph without directional connections. Sorry, sorry! Fandom itself, fannishness, is one of my core nerd areas, so it can be hard to let go of details… At any rate, I appreciate knowing the history and reasoning behind the graph’s evolution.)
I also added a connection from Danielle -> Alana, and added from Brandon -> Danielle, finally Genevieve -> Hendrik.
Some of the links were iffy. Like I wanted to have a strong triangle among myself/Celeste/Genevieve. And since I have some connection to Genevieve I was happy to add an arrow from myself to her. But the more I thought about the arrow, I increasingly felt like although I have great respect for Genevieve, and she is physically attractive, my own internal state never ventures over into sexual territory—-not even in a joking way. So I removed the connection.
The people have spoken. They have demanded, DIRECTIONALITY OF CONNECTIONS.
Your collective wish is my stir to action.
Reasons for some of the connections.
Alana: “I would literally do anyone in this house.” Okay then, that means connections to everyone in the house—-which means everyone but Chicken Panda (he wasn’t in the house at the time.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD8MdrIOAfU
Ivan—Chicken Panda: They are close.
Danielle—Hendrik: Danielle talks a lot about Hendrik in episode 1.
Genevieve—Hendrik: Per self-report from Genevieve
Chicken Panda—Virgil: Chicken Panda says, “Virgil, I just want you to know that Chicken Panda LOOOOOVES you.”
Chicken Panda—Josh: They cuddle.
Danielle—Alana: They got closer as the show developed.
I know I already reblogged this but I’m compelled to reblog again from the original post because it looks like Virgil has swapped out the graphic: where previously there was a sexual attraction line from Virgil to Genevieve (see my first reblog here), now there’s nothing. :/
The only other difference I noticed, aside from the repositioning of some of the KotN icons, is that Version 2 has a sexual attraction line from Danielle to Hendrik, not found in Version 1 but included in the commentary for both—so I assume the absence in Version 1 was an oversight. And I hope the missing line between Virgil and Genevieve is unintentional in the version here.
Okay, I’m spending too much time on this and I’m going to stop now.
Right after this: Virgil—on the off-chance that you read reblog comments to your posts while taking breaks from thesis-writing… if the omission is intentional, I trust you have your reasons and respect that without needing to know any details. But if it was an error, I wouldn’t mind seeing Version 3
for reasons that may or may not be fic-related….
Now I’m really done. Thank you and good night.
Want to collaborate on a Google Doc with Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Dickinson, Dickens and Poe?
Click here. Start typing. Enjoy the hilarity.
Ninja Update: Wanna see something fun? Mention Shakespeare in a sentence and see what happens.
Poe kept writing distinctly into my sentences so I wrote ”Edgar, you’re not funny” aND HE BLATANTLY DELETED THE NOT I AM SO DONE WITH THIS ASDFKJL
OH GOD IF YOU TYPE “EDGAR ALLAN POE” POE ADDS A :( AFTER HIS NAME PRECIOUS BABY
DICKENS SAID POE WAS A TORTURED SOUL AND I SAID DICKENS WAS RIGHT THEN DICKINSON CHANGED IT TO DICKINSON AND THEY JUST KEPT GOING BACK AND FORTH
THIS IS GREAT
Hendrik fan art.
Beautiful KotN Sketch by riaruhu
One of my favorite KotN moments. Housemate and I are still talking about Hendrik’s tree climbing with great fondness. <3
Reality aside, the soft focus of this is simply lovely, lending quiet contemplation to the playfulness of this earthbound astronaut.