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descepter:

Many animals take flight, but they don’t all do it the same way.

Eleanor Lutz has taken the flight patterns of 5 different species – egyptian fruit bat, dragonfly, Canada goose, hawk moth and hummingbird – and used Youtube videos to give a look at how their wings move.

“I found slow-motion videos of five flying species, and mapped out specific points on the wings during one wingbeat. I ended up with 15 frames per wingbeat, and I connected every frame using imaginary curves that went through all of the 15 mapped points.”

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causeallidoisdance:

no-this-is-jarod:

they got mad

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Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong wrote this about his father, who died of cancer on September 1st, 1982. At his father’s funeral, Billie cried, ran home and locked himself in his room. When his mother got home and knocked on the door to Billie’s room, Billie simply said, “Wake me up when September ends.”

So I’d be angry too if people kept this shit up every single year.

(via fancy-yourself-some-fiction)

dbvictoria:

With all the heat Anita Sarkeesian gets for her Tropes series, you’d think it was a new topic, but Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert had a discussion on a similar theme when they were talking about the influx of slasher movies on their show in 1980.

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this was 30 years ago

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redeaddie:

ladyintheattic:

i cannot believe that we were robbed of this book scene

This is no joke. These are direct lines from the book.

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varurie:

getting lost in your thoughts while drawing like

EDIT : larger view/download

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missluna24:

newtypeshadow:

purgatory-destiel:

I normally don’t reblog these, but I lost it at “I eat bunny poop”.

Evoked shrieks of laughter. Shrieks.

I have a wizard beard!! 😫

(via its-tardis-time)

nedsseveredhead:

Yes, lets go fight magneto. in my metal wheelchair, via my metal airship, with my metal wolverine to protect me. i see no way this could ever go wrong.

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xombiedirge:

Lord of the Rings Illustrations by Eric Velhagen

(via fancy-yourself-some-fiction)

yunuen:

do you know

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how hard it is

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to take a screencap of this man

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in which he doesn’t look

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like his stress ulcer is about to burst

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el-auria:

sandandglass:

Not even John McCain has time for their shit. 

the second to last gif got me in tears

pray for these two

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thechaosdevil:

jeholy:

okay but was there really a time when men were kind?? when their voices were soft??? and their words inviting??? was there

So, basically what you’re saying is all men are cruel, they yell a lot and they repulse everything with their words? Way to stereotype an…

This post is demonstrating why everyone needs to see les miserables.

Ron Weasley’s character is consciously written as somewhat racist. Not as racist as Malfoy, of course - he doesn’t scoff at mudbloods and halfbloods, and he doesn’t see himself as superior at all. Still, he unquestionably accepts the inferior position of house elves (they love serving), when he finds out that Lupin’s werewolf his reaction is not only scared but also disgusted (Don’t touch me!) and he is clearly very uncomfortable finding out that Hagrid is half-giant (giants are wild and savage).
And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should do stop ASAP”.