clint barton is the kind of guy who can hit a fly from 100m away with a bow and arrow but if you yell think fast and throw something at him he will not catch it and it will hit him in the face
Tom Hiddleston and Josh Groban in the muppets most wanted! *Squee!* I love them both! Being in the same movie together amaziiing.
WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?
NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN
IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!
WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!
VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!
here’s a source, National geographic y’all
First Ottoman map of the United States, printed in 1803 during the first Barbary War. Courtesy of the Osher Map Library (link includes zooming feature).
Rosethorn, The Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce
The Character: From Tamora Pierce’s Emelan books, Rosethorn is one of my all time favourite characters. She’s a powerful great mage and a Dedicate Initiate of the Living Circle temple, and has green magic with all plants. She doesn’t put up with the idiocy of people in general, but she is fiercely loyal to those she loves. That includes her lover Dedicate Initiate Lark (pictured with Rosethorn in the illustration, Lark is the woman on the right and Rosethorn on the left).
Rosethorn is canonically bisexual, it just isn’t overtly stated until the later books. In the past she had a relationship with the male Dedicate Initiate Crane, who remains her rival in green magic (though we all know Rosethorn’s the best). In the book Battle Magic it is established that Rosethorn and Lark within their relationship allow for Rosethorn to take other lovers as she does with the warrior Parahan in the novel, causing her student Briar to observe “He knew that Rosethorn sometimes slept with people other than Lark. He knew that Lark knew that Rosethorn slept with other people than her” (page 329).
Why you should read the books: Rosethorn first appears in Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic quartet, she’s a major character in all four novels but particularly Briar’s Book given that Briar is her apprentice. You should start with the first book in the series Sandry’s Book and go from there. Tamora Pierce is my favourite author of all time and before grad school got intense I read all of her books once a year since I was 13 (someday I’ll get back to that). Circle of Magic is geared a little towards younger readers but in my opinion really only in the sense that the main four characters are around ten in this quartet. The universe continues in the next quartet and subsequent stand-alone novels and the characters age and grow into adults by The Will of the Empress. It’s a beautifully rich world with a unique and wonderful system of magic where the most powerful magic rests in the everyday things of life such as plants, weather, fire and forging, and even thread-craft. If you like fantasy you should try these books.
People don’t appreciate enough that Hogwarts had a giant squid in the lake. Not another magical beast. Not even a normal squid with magical properties. They just had a straight up giant squid in the lake and everyone was cool about it.
How did it even get there
Hagrid is a champion of the critters!
(Now you know who I mostly tested as in all those HP online quizzes)
Husain Abdullah received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for praying on Monday. [Yahoo]
This is probably going to be a big deal tomorrow. The NFL can’t do anything right this year.
it is a big deal, how many times has tebow kneeled down? Has he ever been penalized? No. Bullshit. Then they have the audacity to be calling it excessive celebration, screw the NFL. Let a white Christian male kneel down and protect his ass, create a movement and call it tebowing, but once a Black Muslim Male does it, it’s flagged. IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL IT’S NO LONGER INVOLVING A WHITE CHRISTIAN MALE BUT RATHER A BLACK MUSLIM. LOAD OF B.S.
good fucking lord
Disgusting. I’m a lot more likely to take offense to Tebow’s jamming his Christianity into my face (and I do) than I am to this man taking a quiet moment. Abdullah is allowed his faith every bit as much as the other goofs in sports.
i love seeing girls close ranks when their fella is cheating, instead of defending him and attacking the other girls. like seriously. it warms my cold, cold heart so much.
i need the rest of this story, where did you put the body
I’ve always wanted to do this. I hope they all went out for ice cream later too.
i want an update on this
FORCED TO FLEE WITH HIS NAN
A cheating boyfriend got his comeuppance when he touched down in the UK following a holiday – and walked straight into his three girlfriends.
Charlie Fisher, 20, had barely set foot on English soil at Luton Airport when he heard someone shouting ‘liar, liar’ – and saw the three girls he had been seeing being each other’s backs marching towards him.
Becky Connery, 17, said she planned the (not so) welcome party after finding out her love rat boyfriend had been texting a girl behind her back.
‘He came out and froze,’ she told The Sun.
The girls found each other through text and Facebook and hatched the plan (Picture: Lizzie Leeland-Cunningham)
‘We started calling him a cheat and a liar really loudly. He didn’t have anything to say.’
After seeing the message, Becky got in touch with the 20-year-old girl – who does not want to be identified – and together, the pair found a third girl through Facebook, Lizzie Leeland-Cunningham.
‘I just wanted to see his face when all three of us were in the same place,’ Lizzie, 19, told The Sun.
Becky later said that after confronting her cheating ex, he ‘ran to his nana’.
Charlie, from Hertfordshire, would invent friends and lie about family commitments in order to juggle the three girls, according to reports.
I love this. Ladies need to stick together!
Q: Coulson said that May used to have warmth. Do you think it’s actually gone or is it maybe, just buried deep down?
OK HOLD ON LET ME TALK ABOUT SOMETHING HERE
So many times when I’m watching the movie, I keep trying to see how the computer guy doesn’t get shot by Rumlow.
When I first saw the movie, I thought the computer guy HAD been shot, and was so relieved when I saw that he hadn’t. But this brought up the question of how Rumlow had missed? I hadn’t seen what happened. He wouldn’t have just missed.
BUT FINALLY. THROUGH THIS GIFSET, I CAN SEE WHAT HAPPENED.
AGENT SHARON CARTER KICKED THE GUYS CHAIR OUT FROM UNDER HIM SO THAT HE FELL OUT OF THE LINE OF GUN FIRE AND THAT IS WHY HE LIVED.
AND THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I THINK SHARON CARTER IS AMAZING.
I love this movie SO much because a lot of it actually is about the bravery of the (extra)ordinary SHIELD agents. Typically these characters get completely overlooked in movies, but so many of them laid their lives down for Steve Rogers’ vision - to help him save the world. I just bawled through the second half of the movie over all the innocent SHIELD agents dying. Particularly the pilots who ran out to try and give air support… I’m tearing up just writing this.
Hail Shanon Carter and all those like her.
Samuel Leroy Jackson
December 21, 1948 (65 years strong)
hardest workin man in hollywood
fun fact: sam been in over 1600 movies
Reasons why Keladry of Mindelan from the Protector of the Small series is one of the best heroines in YA:
- Kel is a genuinely good person. Her morality and a sense of good is on par or can even rival Superman’s. Her self-righteousness can even get somewhat annoying sometimes, which is a flaw that actually makes her that much better. You just want her to think something bad once!! But only cause you’re starting to realize that you’re not a very good person yourself, lol.
- In the same note, it’s nice to have a kick-ass character who is simply good. Not an anti-heroine, or a sassy back-talker, or possesses a bitchy devil may care attitude. She is polite, nice, respectful individual. In the same breath, she can also kill you with her bare hands… most respectfully.
- Kel respects authority. I’m so sick of young adult heroines and heroes who constantly sass and back talk adults because they can or because they don’t think respect is something they should give. A lof of characters flaunt authority, and always get away with it. And somehow it’s supposed to be seen as cool or badass or quirky. Kel doesn’t back talk or disrespects adults. But she does stand up for herself when she believes the adult is wrong… respectfully, without screaming her head off or doing something stupid. Kel is one of the most respectful heroines I know, and sadly… it’s rather refreshing
- Because of the last two points people often find Kel boring, because apparently if you’re nice and respectful you’re a boring person.
- Kel stands up to bullies, but she always takes the peaceful approach first. Violence isn’t always the answer, but Kel is not afraid to use it if it means protecting people who can’t defend themselves. She always gave the bullies a chance to walk away first.
- Kel deals with sexist and misogynist attitudes through the entire series. She gets called awful names and asked to prove herself over and over. And while she does occasionally lapse into self-pity, it’s understandable, she never once complains about it outloud, because she knows it will not win her any extra points.
- Kel stands up for people who do not have a voice without trying to take away their autonomy. These mostly include servants, animals, and free folk— who are generally unnoticed or abused by the upper classes. Kel accepts Peachblossom who is an abused war horse because she knows if she won’t take him he’ll be killed. She comes to an understanding with him without resorting to changing him. Kel takes in a maid Lalasa and respects her wish not to report her abuser, but she does teach her to defend herself from future attacks. When Lalasa’s abuser is caught and punished, Kel actually tells the king the laws are wrong and need to be changed. Kel rescues Tobe because she knows no one else will help him. Kel makes sure that the convicts are at least fed better so they can be strong enough to fight and defend instead of using them as front-line fodder.
- Kel is loyal to a fault. She is the friend you want to have. The one who will fight for you if you need her too. The one who will simply listen. The one who will always be there when you need her.
- Kel is good at math. Name me another heroine who likes or is good in math.
- She’s a just a nice, respectful, loyal, kind, smart, kick-ass person. The kind we should all aspire to me. And I wish more characters were like her.