norwegianalien:

Since most of you aren’t from Norway, chances are you haven’t heard this song. Actually most Norwegians don’t know it yet either - but it’s awesome, and Dreamworks made a video for it, so if you like How To Train Your Dragon 2 then you’ll love this song: Into A Fantasy. I guarantee it!

The guy, Alexander Rybak, who is known for winning ESC, is also the Norwegian voice of Hiccup :)

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agates-art:

Crazy Slots, Scythe mode - for Kite from Hunter X Hunter

Commissioned for Sakura Con 2014. 

The person who commissioned this was 6”0’/6”2’-ish, so in order for the scythe to be proportionally similar it had to be 10 feet tall, literally twice my height. the curved blade itself was also 5 feet. It was a monster. It was made to come apart to be able to fit into a car fairly easily. the clown pommel-end also slides down the shaft as well to compress down even further. throughout the entire build, i was muttering about how ridiculously big it is, considering my own tiny stature. but the moment i handed it over to its new taller owner, it didn’t look massive, anymore. times like these, I’ve very glad i make sure these things are built to the scale of the wielder. 

It’s made predominantly with a 2” plastic pipe, cardboard, and styrene. So it was very light if you carried it vertically, but even then, the extreme amount of torque exerted something that extends 5” from its fulcrum meant that it was impossible to hold it horizontally without breaking something. 

it’s not finished quite as well as i would have liked it, and i don’t have any other shots of this because it was a 24-hour rush job, which was completely my own fault… but all things considered, it was ridiculously fun to make. 

thing i did

agates-art:

Kuriyama Mirai’s Glasses - Kyoukai no Kanata/Beyond the Boundary

Cosplay Photo by KUROHI

i was being nit-picky, obsessive,  and had an extra pair of glasses to spare, so i custom shaped new frames with epoxy putty, sanded, primed, the sanded again to a smooth polish, then sprayed it with some left over automotive paint, and buffed it to a shine again. i absolutely love the way it turned out. my only pet peeve left is that there is currently no ‘glass’ installed. i want to do that sometime in the future, but who actually knows when that’s going to happen… i don’t want to ruin this pair by accident quite yet. 

asker

Anonymous asked: honestly curious, why does it offend you?

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

cvilbrandt:

bettersupes:

Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You is a project where superheroes are drawn based on the costumes of young girls.

This is Shooting Star! With her corkscrew pigtails and her Chucks of justice, she flits through the night shooting stars to turn darkness into light. 

Drawn by yours truly,
Alex Law
;)

This project is Still The Best.

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sifu-kisu:

seven-devils-in-my-house:

fierocity:

imyobabyy:

lady-medic:

In case anyone wanted to know what a lightening strike can do to the body- given that they survive.

Woah

I’ve reblogged this before but I didn’t know it was from a lightning strike. That’s insane.

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Some friends and I were hit on a school yard when I was a child! Memories….

sifu-kisu:

seven-devils-in-my-house:

fierocity:

imyobabyy:

lady-medic:

In case anyone wanted to know what a lightening strike can do to the body- given that they survive.

Woah

I’ve reblogged this before but I didn’t know it was from a lightning strike. That’s insane.

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Some friends and I were hit on a school yard when I was a child! Memories….

sifu-kisu:

The Wat Samphran Temple -Khlong Mai, Thailand

Rarely featured in guidebooks and considerably removed from the typical tourist track, travelers who’ve happened upon this temple in their journeys have described an interior in mild disrepair but filled with stunning statues and shrines, including a giant bronze Buddha. But details such as when it was built, who designed it, or why this 17-story tower is in the clutches of a massive, beautiful dragon remain a mystery.

((One of my all time favorites))

emilianadarling:

Pro Tip: When Canadian customs officers greet you with ‘bonjour’, do not respond in kind unless you actually have a decent grasp of the French Language. Otherwise they will continue to ask your security questions in increasingly complex French until they finally realize your incompetence and take pity on you by switching to English.

This has been a public service announcement. 

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asker

Anonymous asked: Bigby Headcannon: He loves 80s music (partially because TWAU was set in the 80s) and if he/Snow learned how to drive, I'm sure he'd sing obnoxiously in the car and get on her nerves.

drecklyn:

Oh god that’s adorable. And I bet he wouldn’t even like the good 80s songs, he’d like the really trashy annoying ones. 

Everyone just take a moment to picture Bigby singing “Never Gonna Give You Up” 

stuffman:

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People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

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The real difference between Gryffindor and Slytherin

brilliantbucky:

evil-freak:

Gryffindor : Mate, I would die for you

Slytherin : I will kill for you, bro. Just give me the word, the bitch is dead

Ravenclaw: I’ll find a way we both can survive

Hufflepuff: I’ll die with you

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electro-monk:

So that assassin with the sword from Mass Effect 3 just showed up and he literally looks like Bucky Barnes through a Metal Gear Solid filter, and he showed up and I literally went

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