1 day ago   •   146,937 notes   •   VIA: pangeasplits   •   SOURCE: merryweatherblue
  • merryweatherblue:

    I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. 

    So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

    Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. 

    So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.

    3 days ago   •   15,790 notes   •   VIA: ponytaorponyboy   •   SOURCE: sebastixnstan
  • ponytaorponyboy:

    Why. Just… omg… 

    archiloquy Look! We watched the movie yesterday. Look at my friend [Mewtwo] found! 

    oh god, he’s such a darling. i just finished the blooper reel and behind the scenes earlier. ugh he’s adorable i can’t take it.

    3 days ago   •   9,645 notes   •   VIA: spicedpiano   •   SOURCE: kaotosaurion
  • genufa:

    kaotosaurion:

    kaotosaurion:

    if this gets fifty notes in the next half hour of being in line i will ask hillary Clinton if she has a favorite anime for real

    i aSKED AND SHE SAID SHE WASNT VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT ANY OF THEM BUT SHE KNEW ABOUT IT AND SHE ASKED ME FOR A REC AND I PANICKED AND TOLD HILLARY CLINTON TO WATCH JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE

    SHE SAID SHE WOULD. IM AFRAID

    is this 4 real

    no, actually I will simply choose to believe it is 4 real

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  • theartofanimation:

    Wanghe

    4 days ago   •   204 notes   •   VIA: oupacademic   •   SOURCE: oupacademic
  • The PhD: who completes it and who drops out? 

    oupacademic:

    imageDoctoral completion rates are an indicator of successful doctoral programs, and of a region’s highly skilled workforce. Research Evaluation investigates the factors determining PhD completion and drop-out rates, in a new study “The PhD track: Who succeeds, who drops out?

    The study…

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  • 4 days ago   •   8,478 notes   •   VIA: dedkake   •   SOURCE: brutereason
  • Feminism is not about who opens the jar.

    It is not about who pays for the date. It is not about who moves the couch. It is not about who kills the bugs. It is not about who cooks the dinner. It’s not even about who stays home with the kids, as long as the decision was made together, after thinking carefully about your situation and coming to an agreement that makes sense for your particular marriage and family.

    It is about making sure that nobody ever has to do anything by “default” because of their gender. The stronger person should move the couch. The person who enjoys cooking more, has more time for it, and/or is better at it should do the cooking. Sometimes the stronger person is male, sometimes not. Sometimes the person who is best suited for cooking is female, sometimes not. You should do what works.

    But it is also about letting people know that it is okay to change. If you’re a woman who wants to become stronger, that’s great. If you’re a man who wants to learn how to cook, that’s also great. You might start out with a relationship where the guy opens all the jars and the girl cooks all the meals, but you might find that you want to try something else. So try it.

    4 days ago   •   69,976 notes   •   VIA: theletteraesc   •   SOURCE: waltzingwithfire
  • tamorapierce:

    It has to be something we create and purchase for.  Art by women, design by women, architecture by women, books by women, comics by women, magazines by women, and writing and art that does not support bad old stereotypes.  And not just women of your own color.  Trans women, LBQ women, WoallCs.  Experiment.  Venture.  Try.

    Don’t trash talk other women; talk them up.  Support women who have been victimized.  Don’t be part of the problem.  Disagree, yes, but with respect.  If other women behave badly, walk away.

    /rant

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  • acciothenoseofvoldemort:

    rocket meets bucky and sees the metal arm. he opens his mouth to speak. three rooms away peter yells “ABSOLUTELY NOT”

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  • elodieunderglass:

gimmeagoodcoldbeer:

ronin134:

revengeofthemudbutt:

armedplatypus:

whiskey-weather:

stonerdoomandbeagles:

shoothikedrinkfuck:

blazepress:

This three-legged decorated war hero had one leg lost to surgery after taking four rounds from an AK-47.

Bad. Mother. Fucker.

 Those eyes say “Pretend to throw the tennis ball. I dare you to only pretend.”

I think those eyes say a lot more than that. He’s seen more than I ever will, done more than I’ll ever do, and his war will never be over.

He’s got Ranger scrolls on his collar. That dog is a god damn hero.

I just noticed the Purple Heart and that Scroll.Wow. Just wow. The picture alone, in all it’s detail says a lot of things. god damn.

I can’t not reblog this dog… his youEyes say so much

I’ve never seen a dog with such a face like that. Like an old man who went to war and if you ask him about he just stiffens up and face turns to stone. 

Layka is a lady dog. Let’s remember that.
Now, it’s an understandable problem - our socialization instantly encourages us to see this rugged, sleek, military animal as a male. Three-legged hero dog with military decorations and stern-appearing eyes? TOTALLY A DUDE DOG, JUST LOOK AT HIM. It’s a programmed response, and nothing to be ashamed of - let’s just be accurate and note that Layka’s a female.
I’ve highlighted all the reblogs above where Layka is described as a hero, an old man, with male pronouns - rather than the fierce, charming heroine she is. It’s kind of a teachable moment: how does an image of an animal, displaying absolutely no secondary sex characteristics, instantly give us these fictional headcanons about its gender and gender performance? It’s an impressive demonstration of our ability to translate body language.
The photographer who took this compelling shot noted that Layka’s playful, bouncy energy made it nearly impossible for him to get a shot with her mouth closed! He ended up having to stop using the tennis ball he was using to get her attention, because it made her too excited and smiley. Based on the photos below, I think she’d have quite a sense of humor about the “where’s the tennis ball?” game!

Of course, the photographer did end up connecting with a fundamental aspect of Layka’s nature in the cover photo; her serious, soldier side. But that’s not all the animal is. Does the dog in the unused shots still resemble an “old man?” Is the dog in the unused shots male or female? Is it still a hero with its tongue out? Is it still admirable without a “face like stone?”
This is what I mean when I say that we have to examine the lenses of culture and society that we are always, always looking through when we talk about science biology.

    elodieunderglass:

    gimmeagoodcoldbeer:

    ronin134:

    revengeofthemudbutt:

    armedplatypus:

    whiskey-weather:

    stonerdoomandbeagles:

    shoothikedrinkfuck:

    blazepress:

    This three-legged decorated war hero had one leg lost to surgery after taking four rounds from an AK-47.

    Bad. Mother. Fucker.


    Those eyes say “Pretend to throw the tennis ball. I dare you to only pretend.”

    I think those eyes say a lot more than that. He’s seen more than I ever will, done more than I’ll ever do, and his war will never be over.

    He’s got Ranger scrolls on his collar. That dog is a god damn hero.

    I just noticed the Purple Heart and that Scroll.
    Wow. Just wow. 
    The picture alone, in all it’s detail says a lot of things. god damn.

    I can’t not reblog this dog… his you
    Eyes say so much

    I’ve never seen a dog with such a face like that. Like an old man who went to war and if you ask him about he just stiffens up and face turns to stone. 

    Layka is a lady dog. Let’s remember that.

    Now, it’s an understandable problem - our socialization instantly encourages us to see this rugged, sleek, military animal as a male. Three-legged hero dog with military decorations and stern-appearing eyes? TOTALLY A DUDE DOG, JUST LOOK AT HIM. It’s a programmed response, and nothing to be ashamed of - let’s just be accurate and note that Layka’s a female.

    I’ve highlighted all the reblogs above where Layka is described as a hero, an old man, with male pronouns - rather than the fierce, charming heroine she is. It’s kind of a teachable moment: how does an image of an animal, displaying absolutely no secondary sex characteristics, instantly give us these fictional headcanons about its gender and gender performance? It’s an impressive demonstration of our ability to translate body language.

    The photographer who took this compelling shot noted that Layka’s playful, bouncy energy made it nearly impossible for him to get a shot with her mouth closed! He ended up having to stop using the tennis ball he was using to get her attention, because it made her too excited and smiley. Based on the photos below, I think she’d have quite a sense of humor about the “where’s the tennis ball?” game!

    Layka is so smiley in person that the photographer struggled to get her to pose "seriously."

    Of course, the photographer did end up connecting with a fundamental aspect of Layka’s nature in the cover photo; her serious, soldier side. But that’s not all the animal is. Does the dog in the unused shots still resemble an “old man?” Is the dog in the unused shots male or female? Is it still a hero with its tongue out? Is it still admirable without a “face like stone?”

    This is what I mean when I say that we have to examine the lenses of culture and society that we are always, always looking through when we talk about science biology.

    4 days ago   •   1,251 notes   •   VIA: agentnicdown   •   SOURCE: agentnicdown
  • The Avengers and GotG hanging out after their first joint battle... 

    agentnicdown:

    • Peter geeking out because Captain freakin’ America is listening to his mixtape on his Walkman and omg is he bobbing his head to the music OMG YES
    • Tony nerding out over Peter’s helmet, flicking it on and off and on and off and promising himself Yup, my suit’s gonna do this, in less time and…
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  • 4 days ago   •   8,405 notes   •   VIA: ifeelbetterer   •   SOURCE: thesonofskywalker
  • Rocket Raccoon upon meeting Bucky for the first time

    thesonofskywalker:

    Bucky: …

    Rocket: Yeah, I’m gonna need his arm.