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Each main Legend of Korra villain represents a different political ideology.

Even the more minor villains like Varrick (who is not always necessarily a villain) and the Earth Queen represent ideologies as well:  Capitalism and Monarchy, respectively.

Monarchy isn’t an ideology, the better fitting word is Autocracy. You can argue Monarchism is an ideology but that still fits under Autocracy.

  #I did lots of history    #forgive me lol  
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ratak-monodosico:

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cool lol

"cool lol" tHEYRE ACTUALLY TESTING TO FIND OUT IF WE’RE LIVING INSIDE A COMPUTER SIMULATION AND YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT IS
"COOL LOL"

They’ve done the tests, and have evidence that our universe may actually be a simulation: http://www.nature.com/news/simulations-back-up-theory-that-universe-is-a-hologram-1.14328
It’s less that we may be living within a computer simulation, but more like the foundations of our universe ( the laws of physics) are written on a lower dimensional plane, and the observable universe that we see is a projection (simulation) up onto a higher dimension.
Here’s some background: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/429561/the-measurement-that-would-reveal-the-universe-as-a-computer-simulation/#comments

wait are you telling me that we’re in someones fucking sims game



if this is true then these graphics are really good and also where is the slider bar so I can make myself less fat

lack-lustin:

shootanythingthatisntpink:

snowcaines:

skeletondan:

eridanxroxy:

deepthroatmom:

ratak-monodosico:

article here>

cool lol

"cool lol" tHEYRE ACTUALLY TESTING TO FIND OUT IF WE’RE LIVING INSIDE A COMPUTER SIMULATION AND YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT IS

"COOL LOL"

They’ve done the tests, and have evidence that our universe may actually be a simulation: http://www.nature.com/news/simulations-back-up-theory-that-universe-is-a-hologram-1.14328

It’s less that we may be living within a computer simulation, but more like the foundations of our universe ( the laws of physics) are written on a lower dimensional plane, and the observable universe that we see is a projection (simulation) up onto a higher dimension.

Here’s some background: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/429561/the-measurement-that-would-reveal-the-universe-as-a-computer-simulation/#comments

wait
are you telling me that
we’re in someones fucking sims game

if this is true then these graphics are really good and also where is the slider bar so I can make myself less fat


Alaa Basatneh; This remarkable man feeds the homeless cats of war-torn Syria. While most humans have abandoned Masaken Hanano due to constant shelling by the Assad Regime, one person returns daily to feed more than 150 homeless cats. Alaa, an ambulance driver, said he buys about $4 worth of meat to feed about 150 homeless cats, who roam the area.

Alaa BasatnehThis remarkable man feeds the homeless cats of war-torn Syria. While most humans have abandoned Masaken Hanano due to constant shelling by the Assad Regime, one person returns daily to feed more than 150 homeless cats. Alaa, an ambulance driver, said he buys about $4 worth of meat to feed about 150 homeless cats, who roam the area.

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theprettiestman:

Notice how Shan Yu doesn’t even question it or make a comment about “BUT YOU’RE A GIRL” he just instantly goes into a “I’LL TEACH YOU TO KILL MY MEN AND STEAL MY VICTORY” rage and I think about this a lot sometimes

((Well that might have to do with the fact that he’s a Hun.  Women among the Huns had higher status than their Chinese counterparts and even some of their own men. Women were free to hunt and fight along side of the men, could choose their own husbands and divorce him if she choose to. There were even records of clans being led by women leaders. So for Shan Yu Mulan is just another soldier))

thank you, history side of tumblr.

One thing I’d like to point out is that the Huns never actually invaded ‘China’, in fact in the film it’d be inaccurate to even call them the Huns at that point in history. I’m guessing they went with ‘Huns’ because of the supposed link between the Huns who kicked the mighty Roman Empire in the balls and the Xiongnu who were nomads that were driven out Northern China/Mongolia (I say supposed because it’s a topic that is still up for debate).
Even if the Huns are linked to the Xiongnu, they only lead the usual border raid or two, not a full-scale invasion.

All that aside, yes the women in some Turkic (as well as Turkic-Mongol) cultures had higher degrees of freedom than some of their global neighbours.

  #Some people who know me know that that historical inaccuracy kind of annoyed me throughout the film    #I mean I know it's a work of fiction and it's not historically accurate but still these things annoy me haha  

ofwordsandwaltzes:

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Can we just talk about how useful this is but also how happy that dog is to be teaching us something. Look at that tail wag. Thank you puppy. 

Just an addition that this technique mimics how old dogs teach their young and even full grown dogs still respond to it. It’s also very much not about using force on the dog or hurting them in punishment, it’s a reprimand. It’s saying, “stop what you’re doing and calm down.” Using the belt and collar should not be choking the dog. I’m gonna repeat that - this is not to be used to choke your dog!

I had a dog who was extremely aggressive toward strange dogs - he loved people and other family dogs, just hated dogs he hadn’t met yet - and sometimes I couldn’t use his collar without choking him because he was so big and strong. So instead I’d grab the scruff of his neck. I’d pinch it in a mimicry of a dog bite and and grab under his head, just like it shows in the last gif. It calmed him down every time. It would divert his attention back to me, which is what you want.

This is a great thing to spread around for when your own dog attacks but everyone should know there are so many ways to stop dogs before they even get to this point and even when you’re the one being attacked, no matter how they’re trained.

1) Always try to divert their attention - a dog fixating on something is a dog that’s about to hunt.
2) Show no fear - a lot of dogs will growl and bark as a posturing thing, if you can keep from jumping and stand your ground it shows you’re not something they can chew up. Don’t act aggressive back though! Stay calm and
3) talk to them - keep your voice pitched low and steady to help calm them down and remind them you’re a friend.
4) Prepare for the worst - if a dog is getting ready to pounce widen your stance so it won’t knock you to the ground, put out one arm so it has something to latch onto (I know, it sucks, but the arm is better than the gut or the leg) while keeping your other arm free so you can push it off.
5) Use your own size - people are bigger than dogs and dogs know it, push down on their heads (it’s another thing parent dogs do) push their eyes away, stand behind them as shown above, straddle them so you are in the position of power.

I love dogs more than anything else in the world, but I know a lot of people are afraid of them. Sometimes justifiably, given the way they’re used by law enforcement and treated by abusive owners. I firmly believe though that every dog has it in them to be the friendliest cuddlies little fuffy butt around. You’ve just to speak their language.

This is a good instructional. I like most of the commentary, although the “every dog has it in them” phrase is extremely uncomfortable because it doesn’t take into account reactive or traumatized animals and implies that every animal can be fixed if you just do it right. 

shoorm:

The East Asian women + colored hair trope
(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)
Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!
And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.
So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.

The thing is, all that I get from this is that this is just lazy character design (like the post stated) but not a racist trope as some people seem to be portraying it as. This is one of those cases where tumblr is perhaps looking a little too deeply into something - something that was bred purely from the laziness of character designers rather than deeper racial implications…The incessant need for people to find meaning (both negative and positive) in culture and media is something that is rampant on this site (and many others). People seem to jump so hard and high at the most simple of imagery, metaphors and symbols in their shows/books/comics/films and their respective fandoms. And people seem to do the same when it comes to the reverse (the negative tropes, symbols, etc). People start making links between things to start giving them meaning rather than actually seeing things for the way they are.I’m not saying finding deeper meaning in things is necessarily bad, but when it comes around to heavy topics, things go a little step further than they ever really need to.And for the sake of transparency: These are the words of someone who advocates for political correctness, for greater cultural diversity, and of someone who sees themselves as politically progressive. I say this to avoid any misunderstanding with the intent of my words, which I hope doesn’t happen, but with the internet you can never be too sure. Also, please do feel to disagree if you wish, this is simply my perspective on the matter.

shoorm:

The East Asian women + colored hair trope

(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)

Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!

And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.

So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.

The thing is, all that I get from this is that this is just lazy character design (like the post stated) but not a racist trope as some people seem to be portraying it as. This is one of those cases where tumblr is perhaps looking a little too deeply into something - something that was bred purely from the laziness of character designers rather than deeper racial implications…

The incessant need for people to find meaning (both negative and positive) in culture and media is something that is rampant on this site (and many others). People seem to jump so hard and high at the most simple of imagery, metaphors and symbols in their shows/books/comics/films and their respective fandoms. And people seem to do the same when it comes to the reverse (the negative tropes, symbols, etc). People start making links between things to start giving them meaning rather than actually seeing things for the way they are.

I’m not saying finding deeper meaning in things is necessarily bad, but when it comes around to heavy topics, things go a little step further than they ever really need to.

And for the sake of transparency: These are the words of someone who advocates for political correctness, for greater cultural diversity, and of someone who sees themselves as politically progressive. I say this to avoid any misunderstanding with the intent of my words, which I hope doesn’t happen, but with the internet you can never be too sure. Also, please do feel to disagree if you wish, this is simply my perspective on the matter.

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mr-fucking-ribbit:

There are weird animes

But then there is Daily Lives of highshool boys

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i need to watch this immediately

cashewmonster:

easyay:

waking-sleepingbeauty:

DISNEY DID IT AGAIN

fun fact the opening song tells the entire plot of the movie, but everyone is always too distracted by the amazing animation to notice the lyrics. job well done, Disney.

wow it’s almost as if they used a very common technique called foreshadowing to predict what might happen later in the story using subtley, but for some reason when it’s done by a shitty disney movie people piss their pants

  #reblogging JUST for the last comment    #haha  

ksci-labs:

@pacificrimmovie makes a single tweet to a Facebook photo and I nearly throw my laptop.

  #YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS