artbymoga:

elfpen:

coalasinmybed:

pupuceplus:

There are many things I love about How to train your dragons movies. But what I love most  is in the first movie despite being an animation movie for kids  told that war and bravery have consequences : Hiccup lost a leg. 
Now the second movie is going to portray a young disable hero! it’s rare and it is portraying in a postive way. 
I also love how the female characters in httyd movies are strong; badass but they can be sweet , loving and feminines too. It’s not one way or another , they are both.  it’s rare too.

And better than that, viking women are raised exactly like the men, you can notice it by how Astrid and Ruff can be stupid and violent like the boys. The only thing that separates boys and girls in HTTYD are their genderparts and only. Everyone battles, too.

Yes! And can we talk about lovely Valka here for a second? Before the second trailer came out, some people were talking about how she must be very flat-chested because her costume doesn’t show anything there, but of course if you’ve seen the stills of her without her armor on, you’ll know that she definitely does have breasts.
That of course means that Dreamworks has actually designed armor for a woman that is actual armor.As in, it is designed to protect, not just show off boobs in a case of leather or metal. 
THANK YOU DREAMWORKS

Not to mention, the women’s faces in HTTYD are all different, and represent all forms of beauty. From Astrid’s heart shaped chin, to Valka’s longer features.

artbymoga:

elfpen:

coalasinmybed:

pupuceplus:

There are many things I love about How to train your dragons movies. But what I love most  is in the first movie despite being an animation movie for kids  told that war and bravery have consequences : Hiccup lost a leg. 

Now the second movie is going to portray a young disable hero! it’s rare and it is portraying in a postive way. 

I also love how the female characters in httyd movies are strong; badass but they can be sweet , loving and feminines too. It’s not one way or another , they are both.  it’s rare too.

And better than that, viking women are raised exactly like the men, you can notice it by how Astrid and Ruff can be stupid and violent like the boys. The only thing that separates boys and girls in HTTYD are their genderparts and only. Everyone battles, too.

Yes! And can we talk about lovely Valka here for a second? Before the second trailer came out, some people were talking about how she must be very flat-chested because her costume doesn’t show anything there, but of course if you’ve seen the stills of her without her armor on, you’ll know that she definitely does have breasts.

That of course means that Dreamworks has actually designed armor for a woman that is actual armor.As in, it is designed to protect, not just show off boobs in a case of leather or metal. 

THANK YOU DREAMWORKS

Not to mention, the women’s faces in HTTYD are all different, and represent all forms of beauty. From Astrid’s heart shaped chin, to Valka’s longer features.

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itscarororo:

"I can’t recall the taste of food… nor the sound of water… nor the feel of grass.."

-Frodo “S.A.D.” Baggins

By Caro Ramsey [tumblr | twitter | society6]

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Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.

We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.

Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.

More on sleep here.

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Get that rest, folks! Science says so.

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fast-and-fit:

mattstriathlon:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/team-hoyt-run-boston-marathon/t/story?id=23288967
Team Hoyt has become a fixture on the Boston Marathon course, but after running it more than 30 times, the father-and-son team has decided it’s time to say goodbye.
Dick Hoyt pushed his son, Rick, who has cerebral palsy, in a wheelchair for their first race in 1977. It was a five-miler, but soon the duo went on to compete in 1,100 athletic events, including more than 30 Boston Marathons. But now that Dick Hoyt is 74 and Rick is 52, they believe it’s time to slow down.
For Dick Hoyt, the best part has been watching people first accept Rick and then embrace him.
“When Rick was born, they said, ‘Forget him. Put him away. Put him in an institution. He’s going to be nothing but a vegetable for the rest of his life,’” Dick Hoyt told ABC News. “And here he is. He’s 52 years old and we haven’t figured out what kind of vegetable he is yet.”

#teamhoyt! So happy I got to see their final run in person this year

fast-and-fit:

mattstriathlon:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/team-hoyt-run-boston-marathon/t/story?id=23288967

Team Hoyt has become a fixture on the Boston Marathon course, but after running it more than 30 times, the father-and-son team has decided it’s time to say goodbye.

Dick Hoyt pushed his son, Rick, who has cerebral palsy, in a wheelchair for their first race in 1977. It was a five-miler, but soon the duo went on to compete in 1,100 athletic events, including more than 30 Boston Marathons. But now that Dick Hoyt is 74 and Rick is 52, they believe it’s time to slow down.

For Dick Hoyt, the best part has been watching people first accept Rick and then embrace him.

“When Rick was born, they said, ‘Forget him. Put him away. Put him in an institution. He’s going to be nothing but a vegetable for the rest of his life,’” Dick Hoyt told ABC News. “And here he is. He’s 52 years old and we haven’t figured out what kind of vegetable he is yet.”

#teamhoyt! So happy I got to see their final run in person this year

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nerdymouse:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

the-evil-conservative:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

the-evil-conservative:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

the-evil-conservative:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

the-evil-conservative:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

the-evil-conservative:

prolife-ruinslives:

I came across this picture and I love it.

The only way for those people on the right to advance in life is through their own effort, and conservative economic policies create the optimal environment for that to happen. Liberals must not care about people considering they prefer a restricted economy and an excessive tax burden.

You hear that, folks? Starving homeless kids just need to let themselves be exploited in sweatshops!
Bootstraps and such!
- Jane
EMPATHY?! EMPATHY?! THATS FOR FOETUSES -Ash

Bootstraps over dependency, economics over brainless liberal good intentions. If you care about the whole of society, voting republican is necessary.

Empty rhetoric, disregard for human life.
But vote republic, right folks?
I wish all of them were as transparent as this clown.
- Jane

What sort of regard for human life ought I have? What more have you done to alleviate poverty? There will always exist a certain amount of poverty and suffering. The question is what is good for all of society. And the answer to that question is conservatism. 

 “There will always exist a certain amount of poverty and suffering.”
Therein lies your problem. You think any amount of suffering, even the massive problems of poverty, is justifiable for the good of society. We don’t. We don’t think a society is good if millions of people are starving or living on the streets. A society is not a successful one if hundreds of thousands of people are dying every day from poverty-related ills. You may think those deaths are inconsequential, but we don’t.
- Jane

Poverty is an inherent part of human society. You can’t get rid of it. There are about 600,000 homeless people in the US at any given time. Out of 300 million people, that’s virtually nothing. If you want poverty to decline, support conservative pro-growth economic policies. 

Conservatives like you think 600,00 homeless people (that you know of - the count is most likely higher, since it can be difficult to count people with no home address) are virtually nothing, and we’re supposed to trust you? No. Poverty is a part of our current society, but it doesn’t always have to be. And I’d much rather be a ~bleeding heart liberal~ than someone who can look at 600,000 homeless people and say they don’t matter.
- Jane

You shouldn’t operate by emotion. You should think rationally. What’s best for the majority is what is reasonable and practical. Policy making inherently involves trade-offs. Clearly providing enough funds to end poverty altogether would require enough taxation to end economic prosperity altogether, which in turn creates more poverty. Being a bleeding heart liberal seems to mean in this context that public policies should be evaluated by their ability to do the impossible. That isn’t rational analysis. And it leads to the advocacy of policies that are costly, anti-growth, and anti-prosperity, which yields even greater suffering and poverty. I don’t know how anybody could live in reality and think like that. 

Hang on, I’m still laughing, sorry to jump in here but wow.
Policies that are the best for the majority… well, 16% of the country is living in poverty. And 20% of children are living in poverty. That’s a huge ass chunk of people.
You know what is good for the majority number of people? Education, health care and food. (And don’t spout that conservative nonsense about free health care being impossible to maintain, because New Zealand, United Kingdom, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Canada, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland ALL have free, universal healthcare and some have since the 60’s and they are doing just fine).
You know what helps a majority of Americans? Not leaving other Americans to suffer and starve. It doesn’t hurt the economy to feed children. It doesn’t hurt the economy to take care of your own fucking citizens. You keep them well fed, educated and healthy and they’ll be more productive and happier. This isn’t even shocking news, it’s been fact for centuries.
Jesus, how does anyone live to be as soulless as you?
-Lemon

Hell, the SAD and pathetic thing is that considering the large amount of homeless, there’s also a hell of a lot of homes with no one living in them. Gee, I wonder how you could fix the issue of homelessness in an area with a lot of empty homes. Especially when some people already figured out that you can make rather safe homes out of water bottles and cement. But hey, socialism is evil and capitalism is good, right? Oh, and don’t fucking kid yourself the-evil-conservative, Conservatives have been working to block nearly every effort to create jobs which mind you would help our economy, help alleviate poverty, etc. Hell, let’s not forget how some Catholic charities decided to shut down because DC passed a civil union law allowing same-sex couples to get civil unions and be able to adopt. Instead of being charitable and good people, the Catholic charities, specifically the adoption charities decided to complain that they’re being “forced” to shut down due to the civil union law. 
Oh, and what about conservatives passing Amendment One in North Carolina? In case you didn’t know, that caused same-sex marriage to be even more illegal than it already was there, AND made it so unmarried victims of domestic abuse can not legally be protected. How’s that for conservative wisdom and helping the greater good? Not to mention all of the laws passed to shut down abortion clinics…. which often provide free condoms, birth control and help people get affordable HIV and STD testing AS WELL as help expecting mothers get through their pregnancies. Mind you, a lot of those services helps those who are in poverty or from going into poverty. So evil of them! 
Also, raising the minimum wage is another area in which Conservatives work against what the country needs. After all, there’s multiple ways in which raising the minimum wage will help our economy. Seriously, the employees would be taken out of the poverty level meaning less money would have to go to welfare (which is basically what companies like Walmart bank on anyways), meaning they’ll have more money to spend, which in turn means that there’s more spending and money is being circulated MORE. Trickle down economics however don’t remotely have this same benefit. Especially since the only people who benefit are the CEOs who then hoard that money. 
I can’t name a SINGLE conservative policy that has actually HELPED our economy in the past couple of years. In fact, not even the Bush Tax Cuts helped us, it actually hurt us. 

nerdymouse:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

the-evil-conservative:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

the-evil-conservative:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

the-evil-conservative:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

the-evil-conservative:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

the-evil-conservative:

prolife-ruinslives:

I came across this picture and I love it.

The only way for those people on the right to advance in life is through their own effort, and conservative economic policies create the optimal environment for that to happen. Liberals must not care about people considering they prefer a restricted economy and an excessive tax burden.

You hear that, folks? Starving homeless kids just need to let themselves be exploited in sweatshops!

Bootstraps and such!

- Jane

EMPATHY?! EMPATHY?! THATS FOR FOETUSES -Ash

Bootstraps over dependency, economics over brainless liberal good intentions. If you care about the whole of society, voting republican is necessary.

Empty rhetoric, disregard for human life.

But vote republic, right folks?

I wish all of them were as transparent as this clown.

- Jane

What sort of regard for human life ought I have? What more have you done to alleviate poverty? There will always exist a certain amount of poverty and suffering. The question is what is good for all of society. And the answer to that question is conservatism. 

“There will always exist a certain amount of poverty and suffering.”

Therein lies your problem. You think any amount of suffering, even the massive problems of poverty, is justifiable for the good of society. We don’t. We don’t think a society is good if millions of people are starving or living on the streets. A society is not a successful one if hundreds of thousands of people are dying every day from poverty-related ills. You may think those deaths are inconsequential, but we don’t.

- Jane

Poverty is an inherent part of human society. You can’t get rid of it. There are about 600,000 homeless people in the US at any given time. Out of 300 million people, that’s virtually nothing. If you want poverty to decline, support conservative pro-growth economic policies. 

Conservatives like you think 600,00 homeless people (that you know of - the count is most likely higher, since it can be difficult to count people with no home address) are virtually nothing, and we’re supposed to trust you? No. Poverty is a part of our current society, but it doesn’t always have to be. And I’d much rather be a ~bleeding heart liberal~ than someone who can look at 600,000 homeless people and say they don’t matter.

- Jane

You shouldn’t operate by emotion. You should think rationally. What’s best for the majority is what is reasonable and practical. Policy making inherently involves trade-offs. Clearly providing enough funds to end poverty altogether would require enough taxation to end economic prosperity altogether, which in turn creates more poverty. Being a bleeding heart liberal seems to mean in this context that public policies should be evaluated by their ability to do the impossible. That isn’t rational analysis. And it leads to the advocacy of policies that are costly, anti-growth, and anti-prosperity, which yields even greater suffering and poverty. I don’t know how anybody could live in reality and think like that. 

Hang on, I’m still laughing, sorry to jump in here but wow.

Policies that are the best for the majority… well, 16% of the country is living in poverty. And 20% of children are living in poverty. That’s a huge ass chunk of people.

You know what is good for the majority number of people? Education, health care and food. (And don’t spout that conservative nonsense about free health care being impossible to maintain, because New Zealand, United Kingdom, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Canada, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland ALL have free, universal healthcare and some have since the 60’s and they are doing just fine).

You know what helps a majority of Americans? Not leaving other Americans to suffer and starve. It doesn’t hurt the economy to feed children. It doesn’t hurt the economy to take care of your own fucking citizens. You keep them well fed, educated and healthy and they’ll be more productive and happier. This isn’t even shocking news, it’s been fact for centuries.

Jesus, how does anyone live to be as soulless as you?

-Lemon

Hell, the SAD and pathetic thing is that considering the large amount of homeless, there’s also a hell of a lot of homes with no one living in them. Gee, I wonder how you could fix the issue of homelessness in an area with a lot of empty homes. Especially when some people already figured out that you can make rather safe homes out of water bottles and cement. But hey, socialism is evil and capitalism is good, right? Oh, and don’t fucking kid yourself the-evil-conservative, Conservatives have been working to block nearly every effort to create jobs which mind you would help our economy, help alleviate poverty, etc. Hell, let’s not forget how some Catholic charities decided to shut down because DC passed a civil union law allowing same-sex couples to get civil unions and be able to adopt. Instead of being charitable and good people, the Catholic charities, specifically the adoption charities decided to complain that they’re being “forced” to shut down due to the civil union law. 

Oh, and what about conservatives passing Amendment One in North Carolina? In case you didn’t know, that caused same-sex marriage to be even more illegal than it already was there, AND made it so unmarried victims of domestic abuse can not legally be protected. How’s that for conservative wisdom and helping the greater good? Not to mention all of the laws passed to shut down abortion clinics…. which often provide free condoms, birth control and help people get affordable HIV and STD testing AS WELL as help expecting mothers get through their pregnancies. Mind you, a lot of those services helps those who are in poverty or from going into poverty. So evil of them! 

Also, raising the minimum wage is another area in which Conservatives work against what the country needs. After all, there’s multiple ways in which raising the minimum wage will help our economy. Seriously, the employees would be taken out of the poverty level meaning less money would have to go to welfare (which is basically what companies like Walmart bank on anyways), meaning they’ll have more money to spend, which in turn means that there’s more spending and money is being circulated MORE. Trickle down economics however don’t remotely have this same benefit. Especially since the only people who benefit are the CEOs who then hoard that money. 

I can’t name a SINGLE conservative policy that has actually HELPED our economy in the past couple of years. In fact, not even the Bush Tax Cuts helped us, it actually hurt us. 

(via themamafox)


Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

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bralpha:

okay but like could you imagine all the muggle born students coming back to hogwarts after summer break and catching up on what movies they saw, what they thought of season finales, what concerts they went to and off to the side the wizard raised kids are staring at them in confusion and suddenly one of them just whispers

"what the fuck is a nickelback"

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ladynorbert:

allinthehands:

my babies -  they would so make fun of Roy’s mustach

At first I just liked this beautiful art piece. Once I saw the reflections in the window it became a must-reblog.

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retrotrash:

CAN I SCREAM THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS

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