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Mostly fandom things and stupid posts that make me happy. Also:
YES EVERYTHING IS STILL PACIFIC RIM AND EVERYTHING STILL HURTS

 

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

thepreciousthing:

adire-adire:

victorysunshine:

goldfish-kisses:

geek-in-a-box:

martiemcfly:

WHY ARENT THERE ADULT-SIZED PLAYGROUNDS

LIKE EVERYTHING IS THE SAME AS A KIDS PLAYGROUND

BUT BIGGER

WHY DO WE NOT HAVE THOSE

theme parks. just. theme parks.

but u have to pay for theme parks

that’s the adult part

son of a bitch

ladies and gentlemen, behold

the St. Louis City Museum:

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Playground for adults and children.

They even serve alcohol.

I know where we’re going guys

seveninspades:

greenfleas:

seveninspades:

This book. THIS. MOTHER. LOVING. BOOK. Jeezuz.
Okay. For some background, I am recently returned from a foray behind the Great Firewall of China which basically means my internet access was incredibly limited. So, like any sensible person, I took books with me. SO many books (okay, it was like three, but I was only there for two weeks and I had tourist things to do). 
Now, this book, ENEMY MINE, is something I have had for a while. Actually, I’ve read it before and it was lovely but, even though it’s only barely over 200 pages, I was forced to read it in short, sporadic bursts which, as you probably know, tends to lessen the impact of a thing. I decided to take it with me because it had been a while since that first time and I wanted to try again.
JEEZUZ. FUCK.
I cried. There were actual tears running down my face in the middle of a crowded Boeing 747. ACTUAL TEARS GUYS. THIS IS A BIG THING.
NOW, if you are going to read this book for yourself (which I highly recommend yes please do), there are several things I feel it is my duty to inform you of.
Have you seen the movie they made in the 80’s with Dennis Quaid? No? GOOD. Yes? FORGET THAT SHIT. The movie really wasn’t that awful as cheesy 80’s sci-fi goes, but in terms of the original story written by Barry B. Longyear? FORGET THAT SHIT. There wasn’t even a mine in the book. That was literally just thrown in there because they thought the title “Enemy Mine” as in “my enemy” would be too subtle for the audience and they wouldn’t get it. UGH. And really? Everyone knows that the book is better than the movie. No matter how good the movie is (certain examples that sound kind of like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter come to mind), it will never be able to go into quite the same detail as the book. But especially in this case, if you have to pick the book or the movie, go with the book. Because FUCK the movie.
THE TAG LINE AND SUMMARY ON THE COVERS OF THE BOOK ARE DIRTY SCOUNDRELS AND THEY LIE TO YOU. Especially if you have the copy I have (the one in the picture). Because seriously, "Soldiers bred for combat - one human, one alien - they faced the ultimate battle"? Seriously, guys? That’s the best you could come up with? Nono, wait. Hang on. The summary might be better… ”On a distant planet, at the height of the war between the Dracon Empire and Earth, two military pilots crash in the heat of battle. One is human, one is Drac. Each is a repulsive alien to the other. Each is a professional warrior, filled with hatred for his blood enemy…Marooned on a hostile planet, they have a choice. They can complete their missions in a mutual pact of violence and death. Or they can do the most painful thing any Human or Drac has ever done - reach out and begin the new age of understanding that is struggling to beborn…” Yeahhhh… nope. That’s not even REMOTELY better.The important thing that I am trying to say here is that this book tries VERY HARD to market itself as your typical cheesy sci-fi war between humans and aliens book. DON’T LISTEN TO IT.  
However, that being said, I have to be perfectly honest with you and say that the first bit does feel a little forced and belligerent. But I have this theory that it was entirely intentional and that it sets the mood of the book at a very human perspective. I like to think of it as the Han Solo or Jayne Cobb(not Mal, he’s too slick) down on his luck feel. It’s dirty and it’s crass and it’s lots of cursing at Chewie as they try to hold their beloved tin can together long enough to hit either atmo or a space dock. Obviously, it’s not a perfect metaphor, but it’s that sort of rough human feeling that serves to nicely accentuate the bits that are shockingly alien. It adds that extra dose of FEELS when Davidge realizes that he can’t make assumptions about ANYTHING when it comes to dealing with Shigan. So, I like to think that the beginning of the book is intentionally rough around the edges. For the extra satisfaction you get later when you realize how smooth they’ve become and how suddenly you’re sobbing uncontrollably into your shitty airplane food. Or maybe that was just me.
 When the book is finally finished with you, STOP. Just, STOP a moment and think about what you just read. Take the first chapter or two. Compare it to the last and have yourself a lovely little WHAT THE ACTUAL FLAPJAGGERING DIPS JUST HAPPENED?! moment. Enemy Mine is absolutely, backbreakingly  heavy in its underlying topics of sexuality, religion, politics, LOVE. Jeezuz. I don’t even know where to go with that without having to get in spoilery things. Because I WANT you people to read this. PLEASE?! I need someone else to UNDERSTAND MY FEELS.  
Has anyone else actually read this thing?

Have you read The Enemy Papers? Its the original collective of short stories that are in the same universe of Enemy Mine, and it even includes the original short story that became the inspiration for the movie.One story is about a woman who is taken by dracs after being injured during the war and its really fascinating on how she interprets the Talman, explores an important third alien species that is completely ignored in the movie. Seriously, this third species was extremely important to the story, I don’t know why they cut them out of the movie.Another takes place on the planet that the war started on, and is in the point of view of one of the Dracs, and features old familiar charactersIt also has excerpts and stories from the Talman so you can really get into their religion and culture.

Oh, gosh. I haven’t! I completely meant to but then it must have slipped my mind when I couldn’t find it in the used stores. Thank you so much for reminding me!

seveninspades:

greenfleas:

seveninspades:

This book. THIS. MOTHER. LOVING. BOOK. Jeezuz.

Okay. For some background, I am recently returned from a foray behind the Great Firewall of China which basically means my internet access was incredibly limited. So, like any sensible person, I took books with me. SO many books (okay, it was like three, but I was only there for two weeks and I had tourist things to do). 

Now, this book, ENEMY MINE, is something I have had for a while. Actually, I’ve read it before and it was lovely but, even though it’s only barely over 200 pages, I was forced to read it in short, sporadic bursts which, as you probably know, tends to lessen the impact of a thing. I decided to take it with me because it had been a while since that first time and I wanted to try again.

JEEZUZ. FUCK.

I cried. There were actual tears running down my face in the middle of a crowded Boeing 747. ACTUAL TEARS GUYS. THIS IS A BIG THING.

NOW, if you are going to read this book for yourself (which I highly recommend yes please do), there are several things I feel it is my duty to inform you of.

  • Have you seen the movie they made in the 80’s with Dennis Quaid? No? GOOD. Yes? FORGET THAT SHIT. The movie really wasn’t that awful as cheesy 80’s sci-fi goes, but in terms of the original story written by Barry B. Longyear? FORGET THAT SHIT. There wasn’t even a mine in the book. That was literally just thrown in there because they thought the title “Enemy Mine” as in “my enemy” would be too subtle for the audience and they wouldn’t get it. UGH. And really? Everyone knows that the book is better than the movie. No matter how good the movie is (certain examples that sound kind of like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter come to mind), it will never be able to go into quite the same detail as the book. But especially in this case, if you have to pick the book or the movie, go with the book. Because FUCK the movie.

  • THE TAG LINE AND SUMMARY ON THE COVERS OF THE BOOK ARE DIRTY SCOUNDRELS AND THEY LIE TO YOU. Especially if you have the copy I have (the one in the picture). Because seriously, 
    "Soldiers bred for combat - one human, one alien - they faced the ultimate battle"?
    Seriously, guys? That’s the best you could come up with? Nono, wait. Hang on. The summary might be better… 
    On a distant planet, at the height of the war between the Dracon Empire and Earth, two military pilots crash in the heat of battle. 
    One is human, one is Drac. Each is a repulsive alien to the other. Each is a professional warrior, filled with hatred for his blood enemy…
    Marooned on a hostile planet, they have a choice. They can complete their missions in a mutual pact of violence and death. Or they can do the most painful thing any Human or Drac has ever done - reach out and begin the new age of understanding that is struggling to beborn…”
     
    Yeahhhh… nope. That’s not even REMOTELY better.
    The important thing that I am trying to say here is that this book tries VERY HARD to market itself as your typical cheesy sci-fi war between humans and aliens book. DON’T LISTEN TO IT. 
     
  • However, that being said, I have to be perfectly honest with you and say that the first bit does feel a little forced and belligerent. But I have this theory that it was entirely intentional and that it sets the mood of the book at a very human perspective. I like to think of it as the Han Solo or Jayne Cobb(not Mal, he’s too slick) down on his luck feel. It’s dirty and it’s crass and it’s lots of cursing at Chewie as they try to hold their beloved tin can together long enough to hit either atmo or a space dock. Obviously, it’s not a perfect metaphor, but it’s that sort of rough human feeling that serves to nicely accentuate the bits that are shockingly alien. It adds that extra dose of FEELS when Davidge realizes that he can’t make assumptions about ANYTHING when it comes to dealing with Shigan. So, I like to think that the beginning of the book is intentionally rough around the edges. For the extra satisfaction you get later when you realize how smooth they’ve become and how suddenly you’re sobbing uncontrollably into your shitty airplane food. Or maybe that was just me.

  •  When the book is finally finished with you, STOP. Just, STOP a moment and think about what you just read. Take the first chapter or two. Compare it to the last and have yourself a lovely little WHAT THE ACTUAL FLAPJAGGERING DIPS JUST HAPPENED?! moment. Enemy Mine is absolutely, backbreakingly  heavy in its underlying topics of sexuality, religion, politics, LOVE. Jeezuz. I don’t even know where to go with that without having to get in spoilery things. Because I WANT you people to read this. PLEASE?! I need someone else to UNDERSTAND MY FEELS. 
     
  • Has anyone else actually read this thing?

Have you read The Enemy Papers?
Its the original collective of short stories that are in the same universe of Enemy Mine, and it even includes the original short story that became the inspiration for the movie.
One story is about a woman who is taken by dracs after being injured during the war and its really fascinating on how she interprets the Talman, explores an important third alien species that is completely ignored in the movie. Seriously, this third species was extremely important to the story, I don’t know why they cut them out of the movie.
Another takes place on the planet that the war started on, and is in the point of view of one of the Dracs, and features old familiar characters
It also has excerpts and stories from the Talman so you can really get into their religion and culture.

Oh, gosh. I haven’t! I completely meant to but then it must have slipped my mind when I couldn’t find it in the used stores. Thank you so much for reminding me!

misterdomon:

A comic about Tony liking to put his name on everything and Bucky still working on his anger management issues

Things escalate in part 2

im5-official:

Ahh yes, The dreaded school. When it comes around we all dread, new teachers, new schedule, some new unfamiliar faces, the MASSIVE amount of homework load, less time on tumblr. Here is another long post with a few sites and others to help you out here!

College needs:
Advice on college
Alternatives to buying expensive textbooks
AP Cram Packets
Cheat sheet for becoming an adult
Dorm room survival
Free online college classes
How to survive college masterpost
Food
cheap & healthy snacks
chocolate muffin in a mug tutorial
Coffee recipes to help stay awake
Every Starbucks drink and pasty FTW
For the vegans you bad ass motherfuckers
Herearesomedeliciousfood
macaroni cheese / mac&cheese in a cup
quick and easy soup recipes
study snacks
Study snack
thousands of quick and easy snack recipes
Yummy cheesiness!
40 on-the-go breakfast recipes
Helpful sites:
Challenge your brain
Feed the hungry while using your vocabulary
Free online textbooks
Grade calculator
Quizlet
Rape Escape
Whole page dedicated to studying/organizing
High school needs:
For Juniors or Seniors With Low Income Families Looking For Scholarships
How to survive freshman year
Mental health resources:
a website that is always relevant.
falling asleep tips
How long to sleep
how to talk to and help an anxiety-ridden friend
how to wake up in the morning
keep taking your mind off of it
mental illness recovery tips
need a motivational speech? i like this one for myself.
not having a good day? :c
picking up a hobby can relax you during the school year!!
seriously just please try to relax ily
take your mind off of it
tips on self-love
when to go to sleep/wake up
working out is a total stress-buster.
Misc resources:
download free books
express yourself with make-up 
Hobbies masterpost
I fucking love to study to this.
please remember this.
Sick ass movie list I have more but, this is a school one so message me for more.
Sites to help you not get distracted with other sites. (Mac)(PC)
Various ways to where a scarf
What’s the fucking weather
Motivation:
earn a cute kitten picture after writing
how to get motivated
Procrastinator? 
Music/Sound:
calm/nature sounds
chill playlist
coffee shop blues
coffee shop sounds
concentration playlist
relaxation
study playlist
4hours of classical music
School resources:
An already typed essay at your fingertips(type the subject and press random stuff and an essay forms. TO KIND OF HELP)
bibliography maker
educational links fucking galore
my favorite tutoring website
online ruler
pull an all nighter but do well on your exam
Social media citing
study like a college kid
Time Management
Psychology Lectures by a Professor from Yale University
Stress relief:
Calm
compliments generator
how long to nap
go to a quiet place
learn more about anxiety.
panic and anxiety information masterpost
Relaxation techniques
Stress Analyst
the thoughts room
take a guided relaxation
yoga poses
Studying/school help:English/History:
Best place to get help for English
essay structure guide
essay writing help
free microsoft word alternative
Grammar and spell checker
Graphic Essay Organizer
Help on reading/researching
Make a kick ass essay
Masterpost of writing software
microsoft word equivalent
more essay writing help
On books you you don’t want to read
Tip of my tongue
Foreign Languages:
Learn, Spanish, French, English, Portuguese, German, Italian
Geography:
learn geography
Math/Science:
calculators (includes graphing, geometric, stats etc)
College/high school Chemistry notes
math problem solver (2)
Periodic Table
Thinking/memorizing
This is the math god
Study Needs:
Answers to the textbook
Beneficial studying tips
Crash course in any subject with John Green
Free Educational resources for anyone and everyone 
help in a ton of subjects
Helps you in any subject
homework help
how to google
how to study, Study guide
finals survival guide
improve your studying skills
Learning Websites Masterpage
Looking for a word
make flash cards
One of the best learning websites
Scholarpedia
Tips before/during an exam
Tips on Exams
TIPS:
Remember that today’s day in age is different from how it was back then. So don’t stress about school too much.High school students today have the anxiety of what a mental patient in the insane asylum had in the 50s. Here’s also a thing to show how times have changed.
Prioritize. List what needs to get done first and when. Sometimes getting the bigger/harder tasks is easier than conquering the smaller/easier tasks.
Set times when certain projects need to be done and stick to that deadline.
Turn your phone off or give it to your parents while doing work/studying. I know that we live in the age of technology and literally everything is at the touch of our fingertips. Honestly though you can wait on what your favorite celebrity has to say or if your crush liked your instagram photo. You’ll be more involved in that than you are into your work.
If you have trouble in a certain subject and there is no assigned seating, take advantage of the front. I guarantee you’ll learn more.
Ask your teacher what exactly you’ll need to know. If you’re taking notes during the year, write in the margins whether or not it will be tested. It will be easier to know what you will be tested on.
Save your exams. Half the time your teachers use the same questions (or questions similar) from your exams on your midterms or finals.
Don’t try to do homework straight afterschool if you can’t, despite what everyone says. Give yourself an hour, and try to get some exercise in. I find it stops me getting bored of sitting down. Not to mention helps me concentrate better.
Don’t just read the material, write it, draw it, recite it, quiz yourself on it! Until you have the material down.
Join clubs, sports, or organizations! You’re guaranteed to find friends in there. You’ll already have common interests. Start with that and go with the flow.
College kids: If you don’t have assigned seating, and you have been sitting in the same seat for 2 weeks. That is you assigned seat now. Don’t move or you’ll screw everyone up and they will hate you.
Color code things, such as your notes. If you want to see how I color code my notes message me and I’ll be happy to show you. 
Be kind to one another.
I think that about does it. So yeah:)

im5-official:

Ahh yes, The dreaded school. When it comes around we all dread, new teachers, new schedule, some new unfamiliar faces, the MASSIVE amount of homework load, less time on tumblr. Here is another long post with a few sites and others to help you out here!

College needs:

Food

Helpful sites:

High school needs:

Mental health resources:

Misc resources:

Motivation:

Music/Sound:

School resources:

Stress relief:

Studying/school help:
English/History:

Foreign Languages:

Geography:

Math/Science:

Study Needs:

TIPS:

  1. Remember that today’s day in age is different from how it was back then. So don’t stress about school too much.High school students today have the anxiety of what a mental patient in the insane asylum had in the 50s. Here’s also a thing to show how times have changed.
  2. Prioritize. List what needs to get done first and when. Sometimes getting the bigger/harder tasks is easier than conquering the smaller/easier tasks.
  3. Set times when certain projects need to be done and stick to that deadline.
  4. Turn your phone off or give it to your parents while doing work/studying. I know that we live in the age of technology and literally everything is at the touch of our fingertips. Honestly though you can wait on what your favorite celebrity has to say or if your crush liked your instagram photo. You’ll be more involved in that than you are into your work.
  5. If you have trouble in a certain subject and there is no assigned seating, take advantage of the front. I guarantee you’ll learn more.
  6. Ask your teacher what exactly you’ll need to know. If you’re taking notes during the year, write in the margins whether or not it will be tested. It will be easier to know what you will be tested on.
  7. Save your exams. Half the time your teachers use the same questions (or questions similar) from your exams on your midterms or finals.
  8. Don’t try to do homework straight afterschool if you can’t, despite what everyone says. Give yourself an hour, and try to get some exercise in. I find it stops me getting bored of sitting down. Not to mention helps me concentrate better.
  9. Don’t just read the material, write it, draw it, recite it, quiz yourself on it! Until you have the material down.
  10. Join clubs, sports, or organizations! You’re guaranteed to find friends in there. You’ll already have common interests. Start with that and go with the flow.
  11. College kids: If you don’t have assigned seating, and you have been sitting in the same seat for 2 weeks. That is you assigned seat now. Don’t move or you’ll screw everyone up and they will hate you.
  12. Color code things, such as your notes. If you want to see how I color code my notes message me and I’ll be happy to show you
  13. Be kind to one another.

I think that about does it. So yeah:)

tygermama:

  • the Avengers get really bored one day and pick names out of a hat and trade costumes and spend the rest of the day pretending they got bodyswapped to mess with Tony
  • it’s Steve’s idea

traversi:

shimmervee:

everyone’s all for genderfluid cecil but have you ever considered genderfluid carlos

"are you a boy or are you a girl?" "no no, i’m a scientist"

"So uh is that Mr. or Mrs.?"
"Doctor."