spacepandabman:

chelonium:

man, fuck the dark knight rises.

i know it’s kind of weird that that’s what this photoset makes me think of, but bear with me.

because pacific rim’s defining philosophy was really, really positive, right? it was all about people coming together and helping each other and overcoming adversity—and it got criticized for that. there’s nothing dark or edgy about that message, and lately all movies seem to want to do is be dark and edgy.

so take the dark knight rises, all about moral ambiguity and tortured heroes and blah blah blah, where bruce wayne supposedly pulls a heroic sacrifice only to resurface in the end, alive and well and banging catwoman in florence.

man, that was real selfless of you, bruce. real inspiring.

i guess my point is that i’m sick of faux depth through contrived grittiness in a story that doesn’t even have the balls to commit to its ultimate sacrifice ploy. and it’s not just tdrk, much as i pick on it—it’s all those cynical white guy movies that throw angst and drama at the audience hoping some of it sticks, but still dance around any serious loss and never really go for it.

people died in pacific rim. that surprised me. i was expecting a fun, feel good movie, and it was—but major characters died. as they should have. an optimistic and hopeful movie recognized that sacrifice and death are part of this kind of thing. that’s more than a lot of franchises can say.

i dunno, i found it refreshing that death in pacrim wasn’t cheap or off limits or gratuitous. by the end, most of the pilots are gone. that made the rest of the film so much more heavy. it gave context to a movie about giant robots fighting monsters! it was fucking realistic!!

pacific rim may not be dark or edgy, but it’s still got more balls than half the franchises that are.

I gotta watch this again. 

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tamorapierce:

profeminist:

BEST NEWS EVER! (Ok, it’s up there).
Alison Bechdel awarded MacArthur genius grant 
Alison Bechdel, all time superhero, creator of lesbian comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For (which I’ve read and loved forever), The Bechdel Test, and the auto-biographical graphic novels Fun Home (need to read) and Are You My Mother? (read it, amazing), has been awarded a MACCARTHUR GENIUS GRANT FOR $625K! 
In her books she talks about how money issues have made her life hard. Even though she’s a legendary and popular cartoonist for decades, in modern times with print publications folding and gay publications combining, there have been fewer paying customers for her work. 
It really made me sad to read about a hero having trouble paying her bills, even while working! Seeing this news makes me smile ear to ear. ONE MILLION LIKES.

The recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation ”Genius Grant” — a no-strings attached, five-year, $625,000 award given to individuals who show “exceptional creativity in their work” — were announced Wednesday and among them was a true star: Alison Bechdel. 
Bechdel, 54, is a well-known cartoonist whose comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For" achieved cult status for its honest and hilarious representation of queer culture. She’s also an accomplished author — her 2006 graphic memoir appeared on the New York Times best-seller list and won an Eisner Award. 
"Bechdel is changing our notions of the contemporary memoir and expanding the expressive potential of the graphic form," the MacArthur Foundation wrote in choosing her.  

Story on Mic.com

Hurray for Bechdel!  Time to work without worrying about bills!

tamorapierce:

profeminist:

BEST NEWS EVER! (Ok, it’s up there).

Alison Bechdel awarded MacArthur genius grant 

Alison Bechdel, all time superhero, creator of lesbian comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For (which I’ve read and loved forever), The Bechdel Test, and the auto-biographical graphic novels Fun Home (need to read) and Are You My Mother? (read it, amazing), has been awarded a MACCARTHUR GENIUS GRANT FOR $625K! 

In her books she talks about how money issues have made her life hard. Even though she’s a legendary and popular cartoonist for decades, in modern times with print publications folding and gay publications combining, there have been fewer paying customers for her work. 

It really made me sad to read about a hero having trouble paying her bills, even while working! Seeing this news makes me smile ear to ear. ONE MILLION LIKES.

The recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation ”Genius Grant” — a no-strings attached, five-year, $625,000 award given to individuals who show “exceptional creativity in their work” — were announced Wednesday and among them was a true star: Alison Bechdel. 

Bechdel, 54, is a well-known cartoonist whose comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For" achieved cult status for its honest and hilarious representation of queer culture. She’s also an accomplished author — her 2006 graphic memoir appeared on the New York Times best-seller list and won an Eisner Award. 

"Bechdel is changing our notions of the contemporary memoir and expanding the expressive potential of the graphic form," the MacArthur Foundation wrote in choosing her.  

Story on Mic.com

Hurray for Bechdel!  Time to work without worrying about bills!

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— farewell, warden!

            we’re counting on you.

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crunchier:

helainetieu:

I love every single photo I have ever seen of this girl.

i need my child to look and be this cute 

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zeowynda:

Alena Hawke’s Profile Nose Appreciation Post

daggerpen:

queenmaeb:

stitch-please:

baitingthehook:


(front view) CROCHETED Zelda Twilight Princess. my daughter made!!!!  95% of it she stitched all by herself—no pattern.  What’s so great is her many school mates seeing her crocheting at school and in between classes!!! AGAIN, so VERY, VERY PROUD! 

Such awesome work!

Cool!

Holy crap.

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lampshroomomg:

appleschnapple YOOOO
the save file got messed up and the skin work I had done disapppeared, so I quickly remade it and just 
MEH
then I got lazy with everything else as well
I am sorry Morrigan, I am not worthy to try to colour you.
appleschnapple did lines and I just coloured them.

lampshroomomg:

appleschnapple YOOOO

the save file got messed up and the skin work I had done disapppeared, so I quickly remade it and just 

MEH

then I got lazy with everything else as well

I am sorry Morrigan, I am not worthy to try to colour you.

appleschnapple did lines and I just coloured them.

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dave-youfool:

"Open carry: because it’s totally my constitutional right to intimidate people into never saying no to me"

zzthebean:

cccakery:

Lady Han Solo and Slave Prince Leia Photo shoot 

Cosplayers: C&C Cosplay

Photographer: Zach Picard

This is perfect.

(via minamarrrina)

katkinkat:

*forgets to talk to friends for 4 weeks*

(Source: baebees, via til-all-are-one)

wagnetic:

radiohosts:

Penis and XY required to be man? False.

Only things required to be a man are:image

Yesss

(via fabulousfreakiscrazycrazy)

blithelyblonde:

Always reblog.

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anemicshoe:

not-burnie:

In case you needed proof that Peta is literal scum. 

Not to mention that in a 2010 inspection conducted by a VDACS veterinarian, it was discovered that 84 percent of the animals Peta took in were killed within 24 hours. [source]

A quick reminder that PETA is literal scum of the earth. 

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