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shatterdome-sansa:

PACIFIC RIM → 4 Jaegers:

⤷ CRIMSON TYPHOON

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jakesus:

This is sparkle poi! Poi was created in New Zealand by the Maori people. It is the rhythmic spinning of weights on string. Modern versions include glow poi and sparkle poi. Glow poi uses LEDs or glowsticks to create colorful patterns, and sparkle poi uses lit steel wool. As the steel wool burns, parts fly off causing the effect seen above. I would guess a blue filter has been added, as it normally looks like this

jakesus:

This is sparkle poi! Poi was created in New Zealand by the Maori people. It is the rhythmic spinning of weights on string. Modern versions include glow poi and sparkle poi. Glow poi uses LEDs or glowsticks to create colorful patterns, and sparkle poi uses lit steel wool. As the steel wool burns, parts fly off causing the effect seen above. I would guess a blue filter has been added, as it normally looks like this

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riodoesntknow:

mortallyfoolish:

Elle Woods was hollering back before the movement. This is why i love this movie. It’s so progressive. Elle is a femme feminist who comes by it the hard way. She doesn’t change for the bookish people, the elitists, or for the feminists. She just does what she needs to do, and what she wants, even when at first it was chasing a boy. Then the movie drops the romance. IT DROPS THE ROMANCE. chick flicks don’t do that. Emmett asking her out is a footnote at the very end. And this whole time, she is classy, and lady like, and has pride in herself and her work. She’ll go to a costume party as a playboy bunny, but like hell will she sleep with her professor for an internship. Elle is my feminist role model

ronstormer:

I remember listening to my DAD defend Legally Blonde. An uncle was saying “Oh look, it’s that stupid movie again.” as he flipped through the channels. My dad responded with “Oh yeah, that movie where the blonde girl with great grades works really hard to get into pre-law, studies hard and proves herself to her peers and bosses while maintaining her integrity and not sleeping with her boss? What a terrible message to send girls.”

Also, I love this movie because Reese Witherspoon. 

teiledesganzen:

And don’t forget that she has serious female friends and wins the case by way of her specialist knowledge of so-called “feminine things” that no one else takes seriously enough to even bother with.

The movie also passes the Bechdel test.

bookshop:

LET’S NOT FORGET that even though it starts with a situation where two girls are rivals for the same guy, they BOTH choose to ignore the social codes (and hollywood bylaws) that tell them they should be cat-fighting and trying to one-up each other, and instead they realize that they make good working partners and better friends and screw rivalry, AND ALSO HAVE EACH OTHER’S BACKS RE: WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT. And that it portrays sororities as places where women can learn to work together and respect each other and help each other out, which sets the stage for the way Elle treats everyone she meets for the rest of the movie. OH AND IT HAS A FAT SIDE CHARACTER WHO OVERCOMES EMOTIONAL ABUSE, IS NEVER FAT-SHAMED OR USED AS THE BRUNT OF A FAT JOKE, AND LANDS THE HOTTEST MAN IN THE ENTIRE FILM. 

wildwildeyes:

Also, Elle still stays true to herself in a professional setting. Even when it’s tough for her, she always keeps being her bubbly, peppy self. She doesn’t let what others say about her stop her from being a kickass lawyer that also is unafraid to express herself how she wants to.

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Anthony and Joe Russo on Anthony Mackie’s funniest moments on set.

MAX 60 Seconds with Anthony Mackie.

He really does do that…

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nybg:


biodiverseed:

A form of serotiny, called pyriscence.
Serotiny is a phenomenon among seed-bearing plants, wherein the release of the seed is triggered by a specific set of environmental conditions. The most common form of serotiny is pyriscence, that is, when the release of seeds is contingent upon the presence of heat, or fire.
Above, a Jack Pine cone opens when heated. This is due to the resin, which had sealed the cone shut, melting.
Gif: biodiverseed, from this video
(h/t to @kookabugger)

At times like this, with droughts ravaging parts of the country and wildfires a daily threat, it can be hard to remember that nature still carries some contingencies for good outcomes in its back pocket. —MN

nybg:

biodiverseed:

A form of serotiny, called pyriscence.

Serotiny is a phenomenon among seed-bearing plants, wherein the release of the seed is triggered by a specific set of environmental conditions. The most common form of serotiny is pyriscence, that is, when the release of seeds is contingent upon the presence of heat, or fire.

Above, a Jack Pine cone opens when heated. This is due to the resin, which had sealed the cone shut, melting.

Gif: biodiverseed, from this video

(h/t to @kookabugger)

At times like this, with droughts ravaging parts of the country and wildfires a daily threat, it can be hard to remember that nature still carries some contingencies for good outcomes in its back pocket. —MN

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Godfrey Gao (x)

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cherrybrandyismymuse:

dudewithabow:

"So, er, for the non South Asians in the audience who perhaps didn’t understand why there was applause, the British built a really extensive railway system throughout India before they left, and it wasn’t so much for transportation for the Indian people, it was because it’s really hard to plunder on foot."

Hari Kondabolu’s joke about the British colonisation of India [x]

This is a perfect way of illustrating how colonialisation works, it it’s brutal and intimate. It’s degrading.

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stillnotanonymous:

knightarcana:

billybatsonandjameshowlettsbro:

imminentdeathsyndrome:

Stephen Colbert spends 15 minutes destroying the stupidity of #CancelColbert and Suey Park. Go watch the full episode!

Get at these dummies Colbert. 

The clip is fantastic and Colbert is so on-point, please watch it.

I don’t know if any of you know, but @suey_park helped signal boost various online campaigns aimed at getting Snyder to change the name of football team. The twitter campaign was called #NotYourMascot which spun off her campaign #NotYourAsianSideKick.

All y’all are saying twitter hasn’t said anything about the name?

Where were you when #NotYourMascot was trending?

Did you know it even existed? Did Colbert? For all he knows he might be coasting on the wind of that campaign, only he decided to go with racism towards Asian Americans, because somehow, that’s “just a joke”.

Because @suey_park criticised Colbert downward punching racist satire she’s been getting death threats, rape threats, dismissed as stupid.

Well, all I can say is that Colbert, genius satirist that he is, has a lot to learn about what it means to a woman of colour on twitter, because I doubt he’d last a day.

Liberals Colbert fans ain’t as liberal as they think they are.

THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

People getting mad at Suey Park for derailing and not drawing enough attention to NDN issues, like, wth.

astrochelonian:

andycud:

dglsplsblg:

on the issue of racism, this is a great illustration. 

minority racism towards white people is at most an inconvenience. a singular experience where their race works against them. a truly escapable type of experience because after it, they return to a society tilted in their favor. in fact, even during the experience, they never leave it. they never lose the advantage.

white racism towards minorities is systematic and destructive. we get jailed, shot dead, have our rights ignored, our rights slashed, neighborhoods targeted, job opportunities decreased, healthcare options constrained and more. all these things work together to create a understandable hatred towards whites. a hatred born out of pain, experience, oppression and disenfranchisement. a hatred that makes way more sense than white racism which is born out ignorance. a hatred that is fueled by the  knowledge that whites, even those who swear to not be racist, by their actions and words perpetuate the system of oppression. their words of solidarity ring hallow.

i for one have never trusted easily but white people have a even harder time gaining my trust. very very few do. what’s most disheartening is when you extend that trust only to be betrayed. i had that happen to me a few months ago. that cut was deep but it was a learning experience. 99.99999% of whites are programmed to hate us. that’s just the truth.

if your white and this post angers you, good

Every single white “friend” I’ve had has betrayed me by being a racist scumbag who dehumanises me, my family and my people. And we’re still not supposed to hate them.

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iphotographlove:

toniangelougiovannihughes:

fortheloveoftrilll:

heru-degaude:

By this logic, Black folk aren’t lazy, we just don’t want to work for a country we already made.

^^^^

Welp

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