Process work for my Animystics illustration, all the way back from the start when I was considering doing a porcupine :B
Imogen Heap helps invent gloves that will “change the way we make music”
I don’t think anyone could possibly imagine what having these would mean to me
HERE FOR THIS
goddamn i adore imogen. she’s a fucking mad scientist musician.
How awesome does this sound though. You get infinite money and once a week you get to take a child to a candy store or toys or us or somewhere they love and buy them as much they want this would be fun given the kid wasn’t a brat.
There is no downside to this at all
This is the best, because it says A CHILD, not your child, so I could pick one of the really poor kids on the streets and go “Your life is going to change right now”, and I could buy everything their family might need, along with a house, a food supply, toys, clothes, and everything they never had the chance to have before. And the best thing is that I could do this with lots of children, and not just one. I could give a lot of children in need a full week of Christmas basically and maybe give them a chance to have a different life. That would be great.
Bless u ^ humanity still exists.
Plus depending on how you define “child”, you could be helping high students who struggling with application fines and even pay for college tuition, room and board, or books
i’d love to hear more about boromir surviving to marry that haradrim princess tbqh
the first time they meet, the steward of gondor is so stiff, so painstakingly awkwardly formal, that zinat comes away thinking him cold and haughty—it is only decorum that keeps her smiling demurely, even as the steward stumbles through the traditional harad greetings like they pain him, immediately turning away to speak to his brother.
(he speaks haradeen worse than the tongueless beggars outside the palace, her handmaid says that night, while brushing out zinat’s hair. Zinat presses her fingers to her lips, but cannot keep the laughter in—she and her maid laugh until zinat is breathless, giddy. It is the lightest she has felt since she watched umbar vanish over the waves.)
so gondor makes harad welcome and zinat makes stilted, labored conversation with a lord steward who so clearly thinks her unworthy of it—thought they are thrust together at feasts and hunting parties and always beneath the watchful eye of zinat’s lord brother, or king elessar. No one so much as whispers the word marriage, but it hangs heavy in the air, a leaden yolk with the weight resting between zinat’s shoulders.
sometimes, she looks to the prince of ithilien and thinks she sees his shoulders hunched under the same weight.
(he is not…displeasing to look upon, her lady-in-waiting remarks once, as they walk through the white, white halls of the white tower. You must admit that the lord prince has a fair and noble face.
the face of the mountain is fair and noble too, zinat replies. She finds herself missing the red sandstone of umbar, which was not so smooth and cold beneath her hands. it does not mean I wish to build my home on the rocks.)
Wait wait wait
So any of you remember that time in the Prisioner of Azkaban, around page 130 or so when they were in Divination Class and Professor Sybill Trelawney predicts Harry Potter’s Death, and then they go to their next class and McGonnagal notices and assures him that…
Anonymous asked: I read your Winter Soldier analysis, and I have a question : you say that "There’s a reason his code name is drawn from an investigation into one of the ugliest chapters of American history." Please help a non-American understand what you meant? I mean I obviously see the Cold War reference in the movie, but from what you've written it seems like something more subtle *within* the Cold War... shit, I mean just "Cold War" seems too evident and I can't find the deeper meaning?
Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.
The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.
When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.
But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:
These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.
So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.
All I really need in life is a post-apocalyptic lesbian rom-com with two gals fighting mutant armadillos, beheading all of their enemies, learning the true meaning of friendship, and the joys of opening your heart to another (in a non cannibalistic way.) The third act break-up involves some death-battle antics gone afoul and some fear of commitment, but it all works out in the end.
(OKAY I’m done with this.. for now haha. Lots o’ fun. )
Yep, that was worth the wait.
i’m here for this
Let us appreciate the fashion goddesses that are the Team Rocket Trio!
Jesse & James saying fuck you to gender roles since 1997
I have been waiting all my life for this post