I keep seeing these videos with people in bathing suits and t-shirts, tank tops. For me personally, when I bring awarerness to a charity, I prefer a more formal setting, so excuse me…
gods for the modern age: hermes
walk where you will. heed no borders. make the roads and pathways your home, whether they be in the city or in the wild. get your message out however you can. always stop for hitchhikers; take them wherever they’re going, living or dead. and if you have to steal to survive, so be it. flip a coin—which way do you want to go?
Britain: a summary
For me this is very exotic, you know, pesto.
gods for the modern age: baron samedi
laugh in the face of death. treat life like a carnival—chase girls, smoke cigars, drink yourself blind, and never pass up the chance for a dirty joke. keep the dead in the ground and the dying from harm’s reach. save lives, lift curses, hand out favours and come back to collect—and smile, smile as you dig the graves of those who wrong you.
Wow, OK, I had kind of conceptualized that Joss Whedon post along the lines of “here are some random thoughts that I’m gonna store behind a cut in case a few people are interested,” not expecting so many people to reblog it. But since there was so much interest, I ended up thinking about it more. And the direction my thinking took me in was this: what is it that women find attractive in male and female characters, and to what extent does this match up with what men assume that women find attractive in these characters?
lmao 2 years ago not even the majority of marvel comics fans cared about the guardians of the galaxy and now I’m seeing reading lists popping up left and right and RYAN FUCKING SEACREST said “I am groot” on national radio but NO ONE WAS ASKING FOR A GOTG MOVIE BEFORE IT WAS ANNOUNCED
carol danvers has a rabid fanbase that has their own name and that creators are scared of when they show up at cons. you think iron man had something like the carol corps when they decided to give him a movie? YOU THINK ROCKET RACCOON OR GROOT HAD A FANBASE CLAMORING FOR THEM TO GET A MOVIE????
get the fuck outta here with this weak “no one knows female superheroes like they know marvel’s big three” like DUH marvel has spent 6 YEARS making sure everyone knows who captain america, iron man, and thor are by giving them their own movies. stop defending kevin feige’s weak slimy bullshit you soggy-assed milkbags
Video: Nick Offerman Recites Some Profound Shower Thoughts [gifs via]
Favorite Fe-isms [1/2]: Season 1
As Arnold points out, there is an otherwise inexplicable shift in direction in the Piccadilly line passing east out of South Kensington. “In fact,” she writes, “the tunnel curves between Knightsbridge and South Kensington stations because it was impossible to drill through the mass of skeletal remains buried in Hyde Park.” I will admit that I think she means “between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner”—although there is apparently a “small plague pit dating from around 1664” beneath Knightsbridge Green—but I will defer to Arnold’s research.
But to put that another way, the ground was so solidly packed with the interlocked skeletons of 17th-century victims of the Great Plague that the Tube’s 19th-century excavation teams couldn’t even hack their way through them all. The Tube thus had to swerve to the side along a subterranean detour in order to avoid this huge congested knot of skulls, ribs, legs, and arms tangled in the soil—an artificial geology made of people, caught in the throat of greater London.
i read shit like this and think what could my imagination possibly have to add
like how do i write something about london that’s weirder than london already is?
I am taking the Piccadilly line to the airport tomorrow and wow, do I have something to think about now.
If kid sis wants to grab a midnight stroll, she’ll find a way sooner or later. I just thought she’d be safer with Big Bad looking over her shoulder.
#EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS DUMB SCENE #the sarcastic intro while he’s PAINTING HIS NAILS like the pretentious emo idiot he is #the way his concern is not that she violently disrupts him #(”i do beat him up a lot; for spike that’s like third base”) #but rather that his manicure is now ruined #buffy’s ”you hate me that much?” because YOU’RE ENEMIES #WHY SHOULD THERE BE DEGREES OF HATRED?? #i mean gosh buffy you sound betrayed or something #spike being perfectly rational for once & throwing the violence back in her face #only to REVEAL THAT HE GENUINELY IS CONCERNED ABOUT DAWN’S SAFETY #THIS SUPPOSEDLY EVIL DEMON SPECIFICALLY ACTED ON HIS AFFECTION TO KEEP SAID AFFECTIONEE SAFE #withOIUT mentioning this to buffy because it wasn’t ABOUT buffy it was about dawn HAHA BYE FRIENDS #it’s like he’s in this middle ground he starts doing unselfish things for or because of buffy but his love is still selfish #IT’S A PROCESS HE’S LEARNING ok bye for real goodnight moon (via redcheekdays)
#WHERE DID ALL THE SPIKE + DAWN GO? #SPIKE + DAWN + BUFFY WAS THE BEST OF ALL THINGS AND IT VANISHED AND IT BROKE MY HEART #season six was terrible for other reasons but #you know #oh spike oh buffy oh dawn #(i will say that as terrible as season six was and as pissed as I was that we didn’t get real spike + dawn payoff in s7 #that one line of dawn’s where she asks spike if he sleeps #in that very cool considered voice #and he just stares at her like where has my dawnie gone #is BRUTAL AND EXCELLENT AND MY FAVORITE THING but there should have been a lot more of that and a lot less kennedy okay I’m done thanksO (via wildehack)
I found empirical support for the idea that the Harry Potter series influenced the political values and perspectives of the generation that came of age with these books. Reading the books correlated with greater levels of acceptance for out-groups, higher political tolerance, less predisposition to authoritarianism, greater support for equality, and greater opposition to the use of violence and torture. As Harry Potter fans will have noted, these are major themes repeated throughout the series. These correlations remained significant even when applying more sophisticated statistical analyses – when controlling for, among other things, parental influence.
Totally fascinating research into how reading shapes political beliefs.
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