Kill The Lights

21 Sep 2014

IKEA Malaysia held a cosplay contest. [via]

21 Sep 2014

(Source: talesofnorth)

21 Sep 2014

midorema:

man the changes in expression kind of kill me especially sakura but everyone actually oh my god okay in the first one kurogane looks kind of pissy and fai is like can we go now and syaoran has on his company smile and stuff right? and then in the second syaoran looks really sad and worried??? and and fai is just like yeah im okay but obviously he’s not becAUSE WELL and kurogane looks really sad to me idk and then there’s sakura who was so cheerful and energetic and just relearning the world and then she can’t even bring herself to smile at the people who helped them so much 

(Source: levieren)

21 Sep 2014

Chip Phillips Photography - Rivers and Streams [via]

21 Sep 2014

socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2) 

Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace

21 Sep 2014

yungmethuselah:

Fuck them, for real. Nobody with half a conscience should be using them anymore, not after this, not after their Darren Wilson bullshit.

Do not use GoFundMe.

(Source: seriouslyamerica)

20 Sep 2014

Anonymous said: Does Herdy have a tumblr?

Not as far as I’m aware, but we tend to discuss tumblr more late at night in US time, so the brits are long asleep. Knowing him, I rather doubt it, though. Definitely not a neo one.

20 Sep 2014

mxdp:

John Light as Oberon and Matthew Tennyson as Puck, in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Globe. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole.

20 Sep 2014

One of my favourite things about CLAMP has always been that you get both all sorts of relationships (gay, straight, lesbian, three-person, etc) and all sorts of gender identities. I’ve really been getting pissed off lately, though, because almost all of the translations change gender-neutral characters into one specific gender, and do so virtually exclusively to create a heterosexual relationship.

In WISH, you get the angels - which are purposely left un-gendered - and then were translated so that you’re reading straight romances. The two main ones (Kohaku and Hisui), for example, are given female pronouns so that they’re in specifically heterosexual relationships, while the other angels are gendered based on who they appear to be attracted to. (it’s rather doubly ironic in one case, that’s still rather spoilerish, where one of them specifically identifies as male when choosing a human form in a later series).

In Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle you have a time with Ashura-ou and Yasha. In the manga translation from Del Ray, at least, they specifically noted that they left Ashura ungendered, as had been true in the original series. In the anime, the translation (even in subtitles) specifically uses ‘her / female / woman’ even though the original terms used were gender neutral.

I just really find it extra infuriating because this is rare cases where you actually have characters that are purposely left ungendered and allowed to have traits in either direction, but then they’re actively changed for American audiences so that you get gender assignments based on gender normative and heterosexual-normative assumptions.

20 Sep 2014

Sculptures of the Magic Kingdom [via]

20 Sep 2014

boltonsrepairshop:

IS THAT A GIF IN A GIF IN A GIF

(Source: notthedisneyyourelookingfor)

20 Sep 2014

Anonymous said: You work for Jelly neo right? What do you think of all the changes jumpstart is making to neo? Is it making it worth going back to the site?

I do work for JN. I think right now it’s way, way to early to judge the impact JumpStart will have on Neo - things don’t always get implemented right away, so a lot of changes that get made during the adjustment period will be subject to some upheaval and reworking.

I personally am rather optimistic. I think cutting Park and Habi was the right thing - my friends can attest that I thought Habi was a terrible thing for the economy - as they’d rather lived their lives. The Park games are also getting migrated over, consolidating the site and simultaneously giving some new stuff to play with for the Neo users. I thought Desert Diplomacy was nice - it wasn’t a detailed plot, but it gave us a bit more of a worldview of Neopets, which had been lacking under Viacom in recent years. I’d like more stuff that shows the world of Neopia being an active place, so I’ve got fingers crossed for that.

I think Coincidence was awkwardly initiated (the avatar thing and some of the item choices were heavy mistakes), but has settled into a more reasonable standing - getting some of those junk items out of the economy. I’d be much more pleased if some of these dailies and domes and other events would give out unique items rather than massively deflating existing items that end up further clogging stores.  I’d also like to see more items released with lower rarities - the lower rarity items are for the large part older, but also restock much more frequently, meaning it takes longer and longer for new items to deflate. (I could go into more details on my Neo-economic vies, but that wasn’t really what you asked).

There’s plenty of work still to do, and we’ll see what happens in the future. (personally praying for more avies and other updates, such as BD). However, TNT said on the boards shortly after the acquisition that JumpStart was interested in Neo because of the older demographic, rather than the younger one that has been the company’s previous target (via their learning games). I think that makes a huge difference, since we tend to be the ones who spend the money and actively engage with the site for a long time (13 years for me, as of 3 days ago).

TLDR; there’s stuff that still needs work, but I don’t think a solid judgement will be able to be made for a while yet. I’m still actively engaging, and I hope that it continues to move toward a less generic place (as it’d become under Viacom). We’ll see what happens!

20 Sep 2014

iblamebuckybarnes:

unofficialhogwarts:

Headcanon that after the battle of Hogwarts, George dyes his hair an outrageous colour, and at first Molly is mad, but then she hears George whisper “I kept thinking it was him in the mirror”. 

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20 Sep 2014

Arthur John Black - The Rose Garden [via]

Arthur John Black - The Rose Garden [via]

20 Sep 2014

“Wal-Mart earned $27 billion in profit last year. They could afford to pay their bottom million workers $10,000 more a year, raise all of those people out of poverty, cost — save taxpayers billions of dollars, and still earn $17 billion in profit, right? It’s simply nuts that we have allowed this to happen. […] You know, this ridiculous idea that a worker on Wall Street who earns tens of millions of dollars a year securitizing imaginary assets or doing high-frequency trading is worth 1,000 times as much as workers who earn tens of thousands of dollars a year educating our children, growing or serving us our food, throwing themselves into harm’s away to protect our life or property, that this difference reflects the true value or intrinsic worth of these jobs is nonsense.”