Sad for the ants, but stellar for the outcome.
this.. is fUCKING AWESOME
it’s actually really terrifying how deep ant hills go like oh my god
FUCK NO “SAD FOR THE ANTS” THOSE ARE FUCKING FIRE ANTS THE LITTLE DICKBAGS WILL FUCKING EXPLODE OUT OF THAT ANTHILL AND BURN YOUR ASS WITH THEIR POISON GOD DAMNI HATE FUCKIN GIRIERHANTS
"If you are drawing a blank, or are having a hard time drawing a certain thing, then it is because you have not studied it enough".
This is pretty much me in the shower
when you take a shower you turn into gollum?????
And when the conditioner gets in my eyes, I screech:
IT BURNS UUUSSSSSSSSSS
This turns up on my dash every few days and makes me laugh every time.
- “When millions of people have been cheated for centuries, restitution is a costly process. Inferior education, poor housing, unemployment, inadequate healthcare — each is a bitter component of the oppression that has been our heritage. Each will require billions of dollars to correct. Justice so long deferred has accumulated interest and its cost to society will be substantial in financial as well as human terms. This fact has not been fully grasped, because most of the gains of the past decade were obtained at bargain rates. The desegregation of public facilities cost nothing; neither did the election and appointment of a few black public officials.” —MLK
This is part of a longer article from an article about MLK did not have time for “reverse racism.” The article is from the web magazine Dominion of New York
I actually quite prefer the leadin quote, and find it equally vital to share on tumblr:
Justice for black people will not flow into society merely from court decisions nor from fountains of political oratory. Nor will a few token changes quell all the tempestuous yearnings of millions of disadvantaged black people. White America must recognize that justice for black people cannot be achieved without radical changes in the structure of our society. The comfortable, the entrenched, the privileged cannot continue to tremble at the prospect of change in the status quo.
Racism is not in your intent. Your intent is immaterial in how racist your actions are. This isn’t about you BEING a racist. It’s about you DOING A THING that is racist. Your intent doesn’t change it. Your ignorance of its meaning doesn’t change it. It’s got nothing to do with you as a person and everything to do with the meaning of your action in the context of sociocultural history.
Anonymous asked: In The Last Airbender we have always been told that the people learned bending from the original benders, which were animals. Like the dragon was the original firebender. And then in TLoK they show us the giant lionturtles gave men the power to bend.
They gave men the power to CREATE fire, not the power to bend it. Firebending itself didn’t exist until he learned it from the dragon spirit, and mankind did not learn firebending until they studied the dragons. It’s the same thing as saying that the Chinese weren’t the original kung fu masters because people punched each other in the days before China.
It’s the same thing as saying that the Chinese weren’t the original kung fu masters because people punched each other in the days before China.
Never have I seen this non-issue explained so masterfully!
I’ll never understand the confusion. I’ll also never understand people telling writers what they can and cannot do with their own mythology. How entitled can you be?
Especially when the writers build their mythology so carefully. Not once, in the entire two-episode flashback that explains the origins of bending and the Avatar, do we hear the words “bending” or “Avatar.” All of that—the titles, the Four Nations, the animal masters (except for Wan’s spirit dragon), the whole cultural edifice of bending—came later, built up over the millennia.
I was rewatching “The Boy in the Iceberg” recently, and when Aang asks Katara whether she’s a waterbender, she tells him "Not yet"—even though we’ve just seen her telekinetically making water move. When Aang leaves without her in the next episode, she angrily tells Gran Gran, “There goes my one chance of becoming a waterbender!”—as though she isn’t one already. So right from the first episodes of the first series, the writers were drawing a distinction between merely moving water and waterbending. Not only is this a case of the creators being able to change things if they want to—it’s not even a change from the first series, only a further explanation.
Right! And not once in ATLA did they say people got the ability to control elements from the bending masters. What really kills me is that the characters explain everything. if people would just listen to the dialogue they would understand. They showed Wan learning to bend from the dragon. They had characters say they’ve never seen anyone use fire like it was an extension of themselves before. Why are people lost?
Then they were upset that people could “suddenly” bend in the spirit world. I just sat here like ???? Tenzin said Korra and Jinora wouldn’t be able to bend because they were leaving their physical bodies behind (just like Aang did). Unalaq says plain as day “if you had entered through the spirit world , you could do this (bending) too” (I’m paraphrasing I think). Why is anyone confused?