April 9, 2014


zealouscorgi:

i forgot what i was doing

saw a gif of this but i can’t remember where i saw it fff if anyone knows, please tell me!

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think-progress:

“If babies had guns…”

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When political reality outdoes political satire. I can’t even

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April 8, 2014


Oh gods, someone made a mod to replace the cars with tachikomas.

Must. Resist.

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unmarvel:

unmarvel:

when he leans close and whispers to your ear  (◡‿◡✿)

"hail hydra"  (ʘ‿ʘ✿)

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April 7, 2014


heisenfox:

If you’re not watching Sirens on Thursday nights at 10pm on USA, then you’re missing out. Not only is it one of the funniest shows out there right now — being that it’s co-created and executive produced by Denis Leary — but it’s also highly inclusive.

It centers on a team of Chicago EMTs, and focuses on the odd partnership of three men, Brian, who is the new guy, Johnny, a guy with a slow developing emotional range, and Hank, an African-American homosexual who defies all stereotypes the rest of popular media inflicts upon gay men. Their team is fleshed out in Cash, Voodoo, and Stats. And last night’s episode showed that Voodoo is asexual.

It took Brian from confusion and denail, to attempts to understand, and eventually wrapped it all around in a bow of acceptance. Brian went from the ideology that asexuals “just haven’t had proper sex,” to wanting to understand what asexual means — and failing — and finally all the way to realizing that sex isn’t what defines relationships, and that just being around Voodoo is enough for him.

Do yourselves a favor, and catch up on the episodes, and start tuning in Thursdays at 10.

After they brought it up and the initial reactions (mostly from Brian), I was ready to be done with the entire episode. Just bring on the crapfest, tv-land!

But then the show ended up treating it as an actual thing and surprised the fuck out of me. Kudos.

(Source: westwingman)

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cinderellaincombatboots:

THE SHOOTING STAR SHE SAW
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The Self-Destruct Plan.  Heero Yuy probably never goes into any mission without a self-destruct mechanism attached to him or to his Gundam. He thinks he can accomplish any assignment (one does not need to squint to see he has his own share of moments of superiority complex), but he never discounts the possibility of him failing. And his answer to a mission gone awry is pushing that red button. His answer is suicide.

All right, I get it. Heero is so dedicated to his missions and so faithful to this some unspoken kill-yourself-in-case-of-failure Gundam Pilot Code to a point that the fandom could only give him the moniker “The Perfect Soldier”.  The whole thing’s almost reminiscent of samurais.

But what really bothers me is the lack of solid back story to support why he does what he does, or simply why he is who he is in the series. Heavy trainings? Sure. Use of torture? Possible. But his Episode Zero (or an English dub snippet of Endless Waltz between J and Dekim) does not fully succeed in presenting the answers that we can say have molded him into someone who thinks “life is cheap, especially mine”. It couldn’t be Odin Lowe’s death, because even before that, the little Heero is quite hardened already for an ordinary child. Okay, perhaps Lowe had him undergo an arduous training at a very young age, but I refuse to believe the cheap-life motto will come from someone who taught Heero to follow his heart. I just can’t.

I’ll probably have peace of mind right now if the creators have focused on that instead of continuing the story 30 years into the future, complete with cryogenized couples, Generation Xerox, and family trees practically becoming soap opera bushes. But alas, the creators’ time and effort is on Frozen Teardrop for three years now and counting. :(

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The Self-Introduction. The fandom used to construe the “My name is Relena Darlian, what’s yours?” scene into meanings that range from sensible to ridiculous. However nicely constructed those interpretations may be, they still have no basis other than the assumptions they cooked up around Relena’s personality. Of course, that’s prior to the release of Episode Zero, which gives this moment a significant meaning to Relena’s identity and characterization.

Just a refresher: in Relena’s Episode Zero, she meets a new student in her school that looked a lot like the pilot Heero Yuy. He keeps to himself and the other students are avoiding and him for looking like a homeless war orphan. Relena feels alone too, even if she’s surrounded by crowds that fawn over her. Despite them probably sitting on the opposite sides of the financial stability spectrum, Relena feels a connection to the boy.

But Relena never gets herself to introduce herself to him. When she overhears her classmates talking about how the boy is part of a terrorist attack and that “they shouldn’t let anyone without some sort of social status attend this school”, she immediately tries to find the boy. She thinks that status shouldn’t matter, that they should all get along and be friends. Unfortunately he has already left. She regrets not reaching out to the boy when she has the chance, thinking that she should have at least asked for his name. “This is how I should have done it,” Relena says to herself, extending her hand in front of her. “My name is Relena Darlian, what’s yours?”

Initially, this scene symbolizes a desire for friendship. Relena is a lonely girl and we know it’s a comfort to find someone whom you think is similar to you, especially when you feel so misunderstood or sad. But it proved to be more than that. Our eleven-year-old Relena suddenly thinks of a level field, of equality, of why social strata shouldn’t dictate who should be ostracized. She thinks that difference shouldn’t be the reason for people to divide themselves. She thinks of coexistence! Perhaps she got the ideals from Mr. Darlian, or it’s probably her Peacecraft genes talking to her. We don’t really know. What we do know is that even this early, Relena is already taking her baby steps to pacifism, even if subconsciously.

She pulls this self-introduction again in the first episode, perhaps to rectify her first mistake of not reaching out when she has the chance. 

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Knowing all the backgrounds, it’s a nice juxtaposition of scenes for the characters of Heero and Relena. One believes in the disposability of his life upon a mission’s failure; the other believes every single one of us is significant. From here, we see how their beliefs change and develop as they themselves grow as individuals. :)

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lampchops:

Tumblr showed me Dave Ramsey bitching about people who feel entitled to objects. (I agree that a lot of my generation does feel entitled to SHINY THINGS because a lot of us grew up with parents that had SHINY THINGS because they were a little easier to get, it seems — but that’s a whole other issue to expound upon.)

It reminded of the Debt Snowball.

I say to myself, “Self, let’s see if that will help you.” Yeah… yeah. It could help me, very slowly. The bull shit comments on this article the Google search led me to have me furious. People with GOOD jobs (probably 50k to three figures) are saying how great the system is. YEAH. It is, when you do have extra money left over and you’re just shit at budgeting it. Yeah, you can pay off your debt and live well when the money is there and you misused it the entire time. These people are getting out of debt in 1 year, 2 year, 3 year increments. 

If I were to do it? Probably 6 to 7 years, if my income doesn’t get lower than it is now. I don’t make enough money, at this time, for it to be that effective. Just one more thing to make me feel like shit.

\o/

I don’t know how many times I’ve seen people talking about getting a loan for big ticket stuff (like, many thousands of dollars), paying it off in one to two years, and treating it like it’s not a big deal. That just anyone can it. Which, no.

The fact that there are people who can’t (or don’t) see how this a problem or difficulty for some, makes me wonder is there isn’t a relation between how much money you make v. how disconnected from reality you are.

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cinderellaincombatboots:

To everyone rewatching Gundam Wing right now, this is a reminder that the Gundam Pilots are just kids.

This is a reminder that they could have chosen a safer path, a road to better future like other youngsters like them, but they opt to fight.

This is a reminder that they have never dreamed of enjoying the glory of winning a bloody battle.

This is a reminder that, if they were real people, they would have probably done more and seen more in three years than you and I could pack in ten years. And we’re much older than them.

This is a reminder that they probably didn’t expect to live through the wars at all.

This is a reminder that after it’s over, all-too-real nightmares are their frequent visitor at night, that there is no real sleep because they continue to fight even when they close their eyes.

This is a reminder that they may be fictional, but there are real child soldiers out there, not mounting mobile suits but barefoot in the desert or woods or war-torn streets, breathing their last as we speak.

This is a reminder that we only see minimal bloody violence in the series and know that’s just sugarcoating, because in exploding suits and battleships there is more to the result than just people screaming “It’s a Gundam!” before they were kept silent, forever. Aside from blood and fatal wounds, there are families that grieve and broken hearts that will take forever to heal.

This is a reminder that perhaps no TV series or film or documentary showing how awful war is can ever make humanity learn (how many of them are there already, anyway?).

And this is a reminder that that doesn’t mean we should stop hoping and working together for peace. :)

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