1. lockedin221b:

    candoramity:

    You know what I’m grateful for? That they never made movie covers for the Harry Potter books. Can we all just take a moment to appreciate that?

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    Reblogged from: dingdongyouarewrong
  2. korrabook4please:

    flame-o:

    harmoniccconvergence:

    remember when people shipped bolin with jinora

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    remember when people shipped korra with tenzin before we found his age

    Remember when people shipped Korra with Howl, a character who doesn’t actually exist in the series?

    Reblogged from: korrabook4please
  3. zombiemiki:

    Along with the Pikachu Oops! spin-off, Pokemon Center exclusive ORAS starters and legendaries (Groudon and Kyogre) plush, and ORAS starters 1:1 size plush release, the ORAS games, and the limited edition New 3DS with special Groudon/Kyogre plates officially went on pre-order today.

    The Center opened up at 8:45 am (official opening time is 10 am!) When I entered at 8:45, it was fairly empty, but by the time 10 am came around, it was jam packed full of people. Also, for reasons I will never understand, the queue for simply pre-ordering the games was the same queue for the people pre-ordering the 3DS systems, which meant the line was horrendously long (roughly 3 plus hours).

    More pictures coming soon!

    I need to get one of those big Mudkip.

    Reblogged from: vectorsellsstuff
  4. witchcraftand-wizardry:

    i say “fight me” a lot for a girl who is 5”3’ and has a hard time opening some doors because they’re too heavy

    Reblogged from: bringsorrow
  5. amuseoffyre:

ami-angelwings:

medievalpoc:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

An 11,000 year old Iroqious boat.
A whole book about Ancient Egyptian Maritime technology and culture.
Scientists “shocked” to discover that humanity casually traveled the seas over 100,000 years ago.
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)
Humans traveling long distances by sea and deep=sea fishing for c. 42,000 years
The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s oldest surviving boat, is 8,000 years old (Nigeria)
A fleet of 5,000-year-old boats in Abydos, Egypt
7,000-year-old seaworthy vessels in Kuwait
7,500-year-old boat found in China’s Zhejiang Province. 
Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):

The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.


This is important for the knowledge/history aspect, but also because of what was said above, that exploration/seafaring/technological advancement does not automatically mean conquest, colonization, and genocide.  It’s one of those myths that an annoyingly large amount of people pass around to justify white supremacy: that everybody wants to conquer and wipe out everybody else, and that white people just got the technology and exploration level up first to do it.  They like this myth for several reasons: 1) it frames genocide, slavery, conquest, etc, as natural results of human development, SOMEBODY would have eventually done it regardless 2) it frames evil acts as “human nature”, it implies that the victims of those acts would have done them if they could, and that the people doing it were only acting on “nature” 3) it implies that because white people did these things therefore white people must have had the highest technological level and 4) because white people had the highest technological level therefore white people deserved their place in the world as conquerers and colonizers and enslavers.
Of course none of this is true, but it’s something our society likes to believe and the narrative is distributed through “common knowledge” and through our media, where non-white cultures in “historical” dramas are framed as “primitive” or warlike or both, and all the various dystopia fiction where “the oppressed become the oppressors” and what not (i.e. everybody wants to conquer everybody else, so SOMEBODY has to be on top).

From the way Maori legends tell it, they came from an island far to the East to get to Aotearoa (New Zealand) way in the back when. The island’s name sounds an awful lot like Hawaii (Hawaiki), which may or may not be coincidence. They sailed across the Pacific in wooden boats carved from logs and found this new set of islands to claim and call home.
There was colonising going on back when the ‘civilised white folk’ were still living in mud huts. It’s just that the silly white folk weren’t the ones doing it.

    amuseoffyre:

    ami-angelwings:

    medievalpoc:

    doublehamburgerjack:

    frantzfandom:

    deux-zero-deux:

    wtf-fun-factss:

    Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

    well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

    this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.

    the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

    It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

    An 11,000 year old Iroqious boat.

    A whole book about Ancient Egyptian Maritime technology and culture.

    Scientists “shocked” to discover that humanity casually traveled the seas over 100,000 years ago.

    The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)

    Humans traveling long distances by sea and deep=sea fishing for c. 42,000 years

    The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s oldest surviving boat, is 8,000 years old (Nigeria)

    A fleet of 5,000-year-old boats in Abydos, Egypt

    7,000-year-old seaworthy vessels in Kuwait

    7,500-year-old boat found in China’s Zhejiang Province.

    Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):

    The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.


    This is important for the knowledge/history aspect, but also because of what was said above, that exploration/seafaring/technological advancement does not automatically mean conquest, colonization, and genocide.  It’s one of those myths that an annoyingly large amount of people pass around to justify white supremacy: that everybody wants to conquer and wipe out everybody else, and that white people just got the technology and exploration level up first to do it.  They like this myth for several reasons: 1) it frames genocide, slavery, conquest, etc, as natural results of human development, SOMEBODY would have eventually done it regardless 2) it frames evil acts as “human nature”, it implies that the victims of those acts would have done them if they could, and that the people doing it were only acting on “nature” 3) it implies that because white people did these things therefore white people must have had the highest technological level and 4) because white people had the highest technological level therefore white people deserved their place in the world as conquerers and colonizers and enslavers.

    Of course none of this is true, but it’s something our society likes to believe and the narrative is distributed through “common knowledge” and through our media, where non-white cultures in “historical” dramas are framed as “primitive” or warlike or both, and all the various dystopia fiction where “the oppressed become the oppressors” and what not (i.e. everybody wants to conquer everybody else, so SOMEBODY has to be on top).

    From the way Maori legends tell it, they came from an island far to the East to get to Aotearoa (New Zealand) way in the back when. The island’s name sounds an awful lot like Hawaii (Hawaiki), which may or may not be coincidence. They sailed across the Pacific in wooden boats carved from logs and found this new set of islands to claim and call home.

    There was colonising going on back when the ‘civilised white folk’ were still living in mud huts. It’s just that the silly white folk weren’t the ones doing it.

    Reblogged from: riseandshinedearie
  6. istehlurvz:

I have the biggest crush on this stupid child
Re watching brotherhood with the roommates was the worst best idea

    istehlurvz:

    I have the biggest crush on this stupid child

    Re watching brotherhood with the roommates was the worst best idea

    Reblogged from: bringsorrow
  7. sallykie:

    A collection of Toothless thinking “we’re gonna die”.

    Reblogged from: hawkeyeism
  8. fireandshellamari:

    when people upset the friends

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    Reblogged from: greylilacs
  9. zombiedogdraws:

bienenkiste:

Ph. Lobke Leijser

I DIDNT UNDERSTAND THAT SHE WAS WEARING A SWEATER WITH WHITE SLEEVES I ONLY SAW THE BLACK AND GOT REALLY SCARED BECAUSE I THOUGHT SHE HAD FREAKISHLY SKINNY SLENDERMAN ARMS OH GOD

    zombiedogdraws:

    bienenkiste:

    Ph. Lobke Leijser

    I DIDNT UNDERSTAND THAT SHE WAS WEARING A SWEATER WITH WHITE SLEEVES I ONLY SAW THE BLACK AND GOT REALLY SCARED BECAUSE I THOUGHT SHE HAD FREAKISHLY SKINNY SLENDERMAN ARMS OH GOD

    Reblogged from: greylilacs
  10. zooophagous:

    artving:

    omg these are Russian illustrations for Warriors .-.

    Russian illustrators don’t fuck around

    Reblogged from: zooophagous
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