On a scale from Sokka to Tuxedo Mask how well did your relationship with a moon princess gf turn out
# well … # Endymion’s relationship with a moon princess resulted in the fall of a cosmic kingdom # and all of human history had to be reset # and thousands of years later he’s reborn and hooks up with moon princess again # and gets to be housedad of the future # so really Sokka is the middle of the road here on this scale # with Endymion on one end # and Chiba Mamoru on the other (via beltsquid)
Studio Ghibli | 1985 - 2014
After recent rumors of Studio Ghibli closing their animation department and the low box office numbers for When Marnie Was There, it was time to make an appreciation post for a company that has created true movie magic again and again. So, thank you, Studio Ghibli. Hopefully it isn’t good-bye just yet.Studio Ghibli is no longer producing animated films. So here’s to you, Ghibli, and everything you’ve given us.
#possibly the best moment in this movie really tho #zero people were expecting that
Everybody else was using highly trained skills and shit, Hulk was like fuck that, went straight street on his ass.
this was so satisfying.
Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.
The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.
Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:
You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.
The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)
I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.
Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.
Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.
If this is the sort of thing Navy men feel they can boast of publicly, no wonder the military has a rape problem. Shame on him, and shame on the Navy if they let him get away with it.
This woman was demonstrating for other recruits her pride in her physique, and this is what she got? I’m boosting the hell out of this signal.
i’ve worked with a lot of universities that use the “consent is sexy” motto, and i get why they do it (it’s a marketing thing). but i do think it downplays the absolute necessity of consent. consent isn’t important because it makes things sexier. it’s important because it prevents rape.
YES. EXACTLY. THANK YOU.
Every time I see an *Activist Cause* is Sexy slogan being used this ^^ is always the response I have toward it. “Environmentalism is Sexy.” Yeah, maybe…but it’s also the only hope the human race has for survival. "Reading is Sexy." Okay, but shouldn’t you do that for loads of other reasons? “Peace is Sexy.” I guess? But…like…”not sexy” are not the words I would choose to describe war. Gruesome and tragic are a couple that come to mind, though. Why do we need things to be “sexy” in order to encourage people to do them? Not only does the “Consent is Sexy” campaign dilute the severe necessity of consent during sexual interractions, it also says something about the way in which we approach social causes. We should not be concerned about “sexy” and "cool" and "trendy" and whatever else when it comes to matters that involve concepts such as “basic human decency” or simply just….not raping people. These words are heavily dependent on social constructs and are fleeting at best. You shouldn’t not engage in rape because it will make you “sexy.” You should not engage in rape…because it’s rape. That’s it. That’s all. That’s enough. Sexy or not…consent is mandatory.
brilliant. and sometimes the ugliest produce tastes better.
and looks cooler
So why don’t we do this here in the US of A? Or give misshapen food to shelters? Something?
So here’s how this goes:
I have a hatchling rack that is currently holding around 60 baby ball pythons that we have hatched this year. The way I feed them is to go down the entire rack and drop either live pinky rat or a fuzzy mouse into each tub. Once I drop in the last one, I start back at the beginning and check to make sure they’re eating and if not I remove the rodent. So I get back around to checking on this baby and she’s not only cradling her fuzzy mouse while it sleeps, but when I try to take it she gets pissy and protects it from me. This is ridiculously adorable.
Okay, so i normally would never reblog snakes because i have a phobia of them, but this.. this right here.. i dunno man this is pretty freaking cute okay
Also one time he was supposed to write a violin and piano duet, and he wrote the violin part, but he didn’t really feel like writing the piano part, or was too lazy etc. When the concert came up (he played the piano while a fiend played the violin) he set up a blank piece of paper (so people would think he was reading music) and improvised. After the concert he wrote it down so it could be published
okay i’ve reblogged this before but can we just give a shoutout to the orchestra that had to sightread the overture to an audience at the premiere of an opera
Either way, I’m terribly frustrated. Marvel’s commitment to the female gaze (see all sorts of Marvel movies where the hero is shirtless for no good reason, Thor: The Dark World being the best example) has brought them a female fanbase, and with Guardians they sold 44% of tickets to women (up from about 40% on their previous films). They know women are out there. They know they buy tickets. They’ve been interested in catering to them. So why not a movie about them, or merch featuring them?
Marvel, I know you’re reading this. I know you’re reading all of these articles. It’s time to just make the announcement. We’re getting restless out here, and if you end up rebooting Howard the Duck before you give a woman a lead role there’s going to be hell to pay."
firefly/character tropes-kaylee frye
All right, can I take a minute to talk about why Kaylee Frye is perfect? She’s an unkempt beauty that no one tries to dress up, she’s a tomboy with no regrets about her girly streak, she’s just “I love the floofy dress, I want the floofy dress, look at me being damned cute in my floofy dress,” her overalls have cute things like teddy bears, and she wears pink, and florals, and she’s the sweet, nice girl, who’s also sexual, she literally met Mal while having sex with someone, she spends the whole damned series trying to get laid, she comments that she masturbates (“Ain’t had nothing twixt my nethers weren’t run on batteries”) and it’s no big deal, and is 100% supportive of Inara (“Have good sex!”)
She’s not pigeonholed into anything other than being really cheerful, and great with engines.
I may always reblog every gifset/imageset I see of this scene, if only to point out (over and over and over again) that Black Widow’s “very specific skillset” is not, actually, ass-kicking (as amazing as she is at that), because all the Avengers can kick ass to a pretty high degree. The Black Widow’s superpower (as it were) is emotional manipulation.
She is not interrogating this man not while tied to a chair. She is tied to a chair because that is exactly where she wants to be, because apparent vulnerability on her part is part of her interrogation. She uses the exact same trick on Loki later, when she leads him into gloating over having successfully pushed her buttons (and I have a theory that he did actually push her buttons, that she was genuinely distressed by the things he said to her because Loki is old enough and smart enough to know when someone is lying to him) and turns his gloating around on him, uses it to dig into the cracks of him, because that is what she does, and she can do it even when her target is expecting it. (Really, Loki knows that’s why she’s there. He was expecting to be physically tortured first, and for her to come be sympathetic later, if you recall, but Loki and Widow both know that wouldn’t work.)
And this is why she’s so unsettled by the Hulk. The Black Widow relies on emotional manipulation — and the Hulk, to the best of her knowledge, only has varying shades of a single emotion: anger. She doesn’t know how to manipulate a creature if it doesn’t have all the hooks to emotions like pride and lust and guilt and greed that she’s used to using.
This is a REALLY good character analysis of Natasha.
okay, short answer: i continue to be an optimist because, in the strange inexplicable way of brains, the way my brain works means that if i stop being an optimist my mental health gets fairly fucked up. i am more or less continually walking on an old rusty bridge over a huge terrifying pit, and optimism is the hand railings that help me keep my balance. so there could be a lion eating my feet and i’d try to stay cheerful about it, because the alternative is worse, y’know? in a lot of ways it’s a “stay optimistic because there is actually no other option” thing.
long answer: yeah, i do wonder if it’s time to change my mind, i wonder that a lot. i wonder that p much every day.
you really can’t go anywhere without reading something about how we’re destroying ourselves. you’re absolutely right; this is the worst i can remember things being for a long time.
so here’s my first answer— okay, take the long view. humanity has been through much worse shit than this. there was, not to put too fine a point on it, a period in time when humans decided to kidnap, starve, torture, and eventually mass-cremate over eleven million other humans. one million of the murdered people were children.
but. we survived, and we lived, and if i had been there i would have died but i am here wrapped up in a blue blanket that says UCSB on it writing on probably the most extraordinary device ever invented to someone whose name i don’t know who potentially lives on the other side of the world, because i care about you, and in about twenty minutes i’m going to go to yoga
humanity has repeatedly hit low points. we do that. we hurt each other a lot. we fuck up the world. we also draw cartoons about mutant ninja turtles and buy nectarines from the farmer’s market and make naan for our kids and read kurt vonnegut to impress girls and save dogs and stray raccoons because we care about them. it’s weird. it doesn’t ever stop being weird, that we do that.
we live in a world where the same human being is capable of, for example, making her fifty-year-old daughter cry with anger and misery, and then making boxes of hamantashen for over one hundred people— not through a charity, just because she personally knows these people and thinks they might like some hamantashen.
it seems to me— and i’m not an expert, just from what i’ve seen— it seems to me like ultimately we’re going to end up okay.
the future will not contain any utopias. it won’t contain any dystopias. it will almost certainly contain a large number of terrible disney channel shows. this is just kind of the species that we are.
the second answer is don’t get scared; get angry, because, yeah, the world is a fucked-up place, and the way i make myself feel better about that is by trying to change it.
people can say we’re all destroying ourselves, but i’m not destroying myself, i’m not destroying anyone else, and i have a lot of friends— if the world is cruel, fuck that, i will be kind, if the world is selfish, fuck that, i will be generous, if the world is scary, fuck that, i will have courage.
there are a lot more good guys than bad guys, even if the bad guys tend to shout louder. trust me on this— i’ve met a lot of both types, and believe me, the bad guys are very loud and very, very small. and it helps to try as hard as you can to work your way into the ranks of the good guys, it really does.
and that’s all the answer i have— aside from good luck on your college apps, they are at least ten times better than junior year. (i am so, so proud of you for making it out of junior year.)
it’s not easy and it’s not supposed to be easy, but it’s the best hard work there is. really, really, really.
During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeated several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s role as protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.
The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there. Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.