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caskett-copop83:

This is like the cutest thing ever. It’s from the gif-set I reblogged.

Taking its first steps, and after successfully doing so, the chick goes “Yay!”

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It’s so freaking cute.

(via summonerskies)


Pretty?
You think that I am pretty?
Your compliment is trivial. Almost insulting. An enemy rarely takes the time to admire those they are pitted against. One who is wise does not pay mind to aesthetics. It is the heart that they should be afraid of. The unwavering dedication of a lifetime of practice. I have made men tremble in fear of the flames within me, before it burned them alive and left them nothing but ash. I should think that any Mogu, any Yaungol, any Mantid, any Sha…they would not see the ripped visage and find it enchanting.
There is a firestorm here, first and foremost. The temple that keeps it is always secondary.

Pretty?

You think that I am pretty?

Your compliment is trivial. Almost insulting. An enemy rarely takes the time to admire those they are pitted against. One who is wise does not pay mind to aesthetics. It is the heart that they should be afraid of. The unwavering dedication of a lifetime of practice. I have made men tremble in fear of the flames within me, before it burned them alive and left them nothing but ash. I should think that any Mogu, any Yaungol, any Mantid, any Sha…they would not see the ripped visage and find it enchanting.

There is a firestorm here, first and foremost. The temple that keeps it is always secondary.

(Source: pocketingyourchange, via melisan229)

Man, I love that one Disney movie

marauders4evr:

That opens up with chanting in a different language

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With the royal family

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And the adorable children

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And the tragic death(s)

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And then our hero runs away

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And sings a really catchy song about being free

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Without realizing that the kingdom is in ruins

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And is being ruled by a villain who wants to be king

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A villain who is really good at causing guilt trips

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And so our hero goes back

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And they all live happily ever after

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It’s such a great movie

(via forevercty)

You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

(via 5000letters)

(via anne-ominous)