MRS

Watching some Markiplier with the kitty instead of sleeping cause why not.

22 Aug 14   /  8 notes

Production DesignAkira (1988)

As I originally developed [Akira], I used each issue to build more depth and size into this mammoth city [Neo-Tokyo]. I kept trying to achieve this by creating a variety of situations to stage the graphic storytelling. But with film you get to combine all this into one and I think that it is much more convincing on film than in a serialized comic strip. - director Katsuhiro Otomo; P.D. by Hiroshi Ohno, Yuji Ikehata and Kazuo Ebisawa

personal-houseplant:

merryweatherblue:

I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. 

So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. 

So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.

That was my brother too! He has Asperger’s syndrome and he loved Drax. Before he saw the movie, I always compared my brother to Drax. He didn’t understand why until he saw it but he loves it.

lokiofasgard:

"gentle reminder that cleopatra’s beauty is rumored to have started wars in ancient history" — a post going around Tumblr

Actually Cleopatra was said to have not actually been that beautiful — men said that until she opened her mouth, she was simply average. What made her beautiful according to Plutarch was her personality and intelligence. Her sparkling wit, charming personality, talent with over half a dozen languages, and in-depth knowledge of almost everything was just so impressive that she often became beautiful in their eyes.

So while that post is nice in that it’s trying to say that women are becoming more beautiful and that if you lived in 30 B.C., you could have started wars, I like this version much better.

You may not be traditionally beautiful, but goddamn neither was Cleopatra and she seduced two of the most powerful men in the world.

chicagotribune:

He was an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person

The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was purportedly beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives.

"He was an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person," Diane Foley said in a post on a Facebook page set up by the Foley family.

"We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world," Diane Foley said in the statement.

Foley was a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

"Journalists face threats in many forms as they try to report difficult stories that need to be told, but the attack on Jim was barbaric," Northwestern said in a statement. "It was, in a larger sense, an attack on freedoms necessary in a civilized society and across strained cultures. Jim endures for us as a beacon reminding us of the risks implicit in shedding light where inhumanity can take hold."

 The Two Chapters of Hannibal Season 3
Divided into “two chapters”, the first half of season three will see Hannibal (
Mads Mikkelsen) on the run, with Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) in pursuit, while the second portion will consist of elements from Thomas Harris’s first Lecter novel, Red Dragon.
 ”It’ll be our version of Red Dragon,” says writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot. “We know we’re going to lock Hannibal up.”
 ”I know that I’m instrumental in catching Hannibal,” adds Raul Esparza, who plays Chilton. “I know that we’re heading into Red Dragon territory - he’s going to become my prisoner.”

 Part of entering Red Dragon territory will be exploring the “point of view” of that book’s chief antagonist, one Francis Dolarhyde - previously brought to life by Tom Noonan in 1986 film Manhunter and Ralph Fiennes in 2002’s Red Dragon.
 ”I’m super-excited about Dolarhyde,” says Lightfoot. “He’s the most interesting of the killers in the Harris books for me because he wants to stop.”
 ”What we get that the movies never had is time to give him a point of view and to live with him, as we live with Will - we will spend time in Dolarhyde’s POV and tell his story.” [x]

kateceratops:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.

This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:

Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

theplanetofsound:

Major to Minor: “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Chase Holfelder

imagineyouricon:

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