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kickingcones:

Give a dog a coupon, and it uses it one time. Teach a dog to cut coupons and….image

ps. Meet Milly, the newest member of the wolf pack :)

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metalheadswaltzing:

mcgonagirl:

kdaziz:

purgatoilet:

beenwandering:

help I’m having emotions about a cartoon antidepressant trying to be useful

DID YOU GUYS SERIOUSLY GIF AN ABILIFY COMMERCIAL 

yes but look at it, it cares about her and just wants to help her be able to function. It’s like “I know you’re sad. here, I’ll help you.”

LIKE OKAY THOUGH can I explain why this is exceedingly brilliant??  Because when anti-depressants work right, that’s what they DO.  They don’t make you happy or emotionless or unhealthy in any way, they make you FUNCTIONAL.  They make it so that a depressed person who can barely get out of bed can start to support themselves again and more importantly, start to THINK for themselves again without the permeating presence of depression.

Depression is a cyclical disease, that tells you to think a certain way, and, because you’re depressed, you generally believe it, and then things get worse and worse.  The ONLY thing anti-depressants do is to STOP that cycle in its tracks!!  Which is something to be ecstatic about and celebrated, even if you don’t realize it at the time, because when you’re depressed, getting out of bed is climbing Mount Everest.  Antidepressants help stop that cycle so that one day soon, getting out of bed can JUST be getting out of bed.  They don’t even expedite the recovery process in most cases, they just make recovery POSSIBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE.  So this little guy is portrayed with a fuckton more accuracy than I ever expected from a commercial.

It’s back and adorable

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tamiart:

Ching Shih was one of the most powerful pirates in history, terrorizing the China Sea in the early 19th century. Her fleet included more than 300 junks and 40,000 pirates. Though she challenged the Qing Dynasty and the great British and Portuguese empires, she remained undefeated and was one of the few pirates to ever retire from piracy.

tamiart:

Ching Shih was one of the most powerful pirates in history, terrorizing the China Sea in the early 19th century. Her fleet included more than 300 junks and 40,000 pirates. Though she challenged the Qing Dynasty and the great British and Portuguese empires, she remained undefeated and was one of the few pirates to ever retire from piracy.

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hijackspace:

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tallporcupine:

thedorkiestviking:

something all of tumblr should see.

YES

it would do a lot of good tbh

how the fuck imma let you go to bed at night with yo life together when mine got all fucked up cause of you?

nah

Exactly. Completely ignoring the fact that catharsis is possible through righteous vengeance.

They pulled this shit in Wreck-It-Ralph too, but that one was even worse since they were pretty much straight up admitting that their happiness was only guaranteed through the continuous abuse he had to face from them — and then on top of that they called him selfish for wanting to break out of that cycle.

Did anyone think that maybe by getting back at these people you would be able to help others from getting hurt, since usually these type of people are repeat offenders and can target other people????

This is the worst fucking trend seen in children’s movies ever I swear to god.

Okay in other examples I can understand the concern about the trope, depending.

But in Paranorman???

It’s about someone who has become a bully

She was a victim, yes. She was hurt.

But she didn’t seek justice. What she did is NOT comparable to sensible reparations for a grievous crime.

She made the ones who hurt her suffer. She didn’t stop them, or defend herself from them.

She hurt themShe induced a kind of torture against them, which also affected an entire town, drawing out the ugliest and most shameful parts of human nature.

The entire point of this beautiful moment is a boy, who knows what it’s like to be hurt… recognizing that the bully of this story is actually just a victim lashing out.

And helping her let go of the same kind of vicious hate that killed her in her era… helping her finally achieve a sense of personal peace.

Standing up to bullies and abusers does not need to involve becoming like them.

And everyone is different, yes, so I suppose revenge may be cathartic for some.

But in the context of this film, we are not talking about reasonable defense. We are talking about inducing suffering.

We are talking about becoming the bully.

We are talking about letting hatred and fear dominate your motivations and actions… And that isn’t healthful to the mind or body…

Much more disturbing than misuse of this trope to me is the vicious call for personal revenge against evildoers - not for the sake of safety for self and others so much as for personal catharsis.

It suggests that there are people who simply deserve to suffer… that there are people willing to spur that suffering…

And that targets “bad” people… not the damaging fundamental mentalities and ideals those people embody.

To paraphrase a cliche, it focuses on a symptom rather than addressing the actual illness.

It’s fire against fire. Hate is hate… whomever it’s against.

The word used in the film is “SUFFER.” Not protect, defend, enact justice or vengeance or righteousness.

I feel like you guys are completely missing the point here…

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twixremix:

and then there’s this 

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“Happiness in stories at most is a couple lines at the end. It’s boring.”

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- Drosselmeyer

I actually love this quote because it represents a cynical philosophy on storytelling (and life) that his own characters prove wrong.

Princess Tutu’s many layers of meta, and the story’s commentary on stories themselves, is my favourite thing about it. Drosselmeyer’s characters, and by extension, the narrative itself, show that a happy ending is not simple and uninteresting. It’s a common belief today, that in storytelling, darkness and tragedy equals depth and maturity.

However, all the main characters in Princess Tutu faced harsh realities, struggled with their identities, and made sacrifices. They ultimately defined their own identities, and found hope in a bleak situation. They worked hard for their happiness. And that is profound storytelling. 

Princess Tutu says that hope is something that should be celebrated in storytelling, and life. 

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jesuisperdu:

Dear White People

official trailer HD; in theaters oct. 17

I need to see this.

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What was it like to be a female Star Trek fan in the 1960s?

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phene-thyla-mine:

I found these reddit posts that I thought gave great insight into what it was like for women in the 1960s who enjoyed Star Trek.  Very eye-opening, in my opinion.  I hadn’t realized the extent to which women enjoying science fiction was frowned upon.  Source: X

[–]Aynielle 6 points 11 months ago:  I often wonder if our mothers pined away for members of the og star trek crew like this? William Shatner was a fine man, back in his day. http://www.culch.ie/images/Shatner001.jpg

[–]thecla 8 points 11 months ago:  Yes, we did. And we wrote fanfic, though there was no internet to share it on.

[–]Aynielle 2 points 11 months ago:  Was it just passed amongst friends? Or were there publications that featured them? Thanks for posting! I find this wildly interesting. :)

[–]thecla 5 points 11 months ago:  Ok, if you don’t mind a bit of a story…

I went to a private girls’ high school in the mid-late 60’s. I was already a geek, though that wasn’t a term we used. Anyway, I’d already watched the first season of ST by the time I got to school, and was freaking out a bit, ‘cause the dorms had only one TV per dorm; each dorm had about a hundred girls in it.

Star Trek was on Friday nights, so I figured there was no way I’d ever get to see it (it was not as popular at first as everyone seems to say it was). I found out, though, that the first person to sit by the TV after dinner got to say what would be watched! It wasn’t really as much of a race as you’d think, because before Star Trek came on, there was Wild, Wild West, and Robert Conrad with those very, very tight pants (Conrad)Everyone watched that! Actually, it wasn’t till I showed up that anyone bothered leaving the TV on after that.

I watched Star Trek alone for the first couple weeks, then a couple girls stayed with me, then more, and soon it was everybody settling in for two hours of quality coughcough TV.

By sophomore year we had it down to a science: who would make the popcorn, who would bring the drinks, and we would sit there with our hair wrapped around juice cans and coffee cans to get just the right amount of straight vs. curl, in our robes and bunny slippers to watch the best looking guys on TV run around, hopefully without shirts on.

Sophomore year brought us an additional student who was really good at writing. She could write phenomenal satires on whatever literature we were reading, and could translate them into Latin or Greek while she was doing it. Her stories always got passed around (remember, no computers, she wrote them out longhand, then typed them with two sheets of paper and a carbon in between. Some of the stories were a hundred pages or more.)

This girl did a full-length take-off on The Rape of The Lock by John Donne, (which is already a satire) that had us all in stitches, ended up being read by the staff (and it was about them…). We could hear the teachers laughing from rooms away!

Anyway, this is the girl that started writing the Star Trek fanfic. She wrote one for herself and asked me to proofread it (we were roommates), and I begged and begged for one about me till she finally gave in and wrote it. Then another girl found out, and another, and then someone else started writing them. And yes, they would make the rounds, so everybody got to read them all. All written longhand, then typed, collated, stapled, and hopefully treasured by the recipient. I wonder sometimes how many of them still exist.

By the way, when I was at home (school in New York State, home in the Chicago area), I never met another girl who watched Star Trek. Science Fiction was so frowned upon as reading material or watching material for girls, you have no idea. My parents were very upset when they caught me reading my brother’s copies of Asimov, or Clarke. Yeah, I had to hide them under the mattress during the day and read under the covers with a flashlight at night. Even at college, it was rare for me to find another girl who liked science fiction.

Respect your fandom foremothers.

THIS IS FUCKING CUUUUUTE

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