notgoingtohelp:

You will never convince me that a person has played a role better. Yes I include Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in that comparison. NOBODY beats JK Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson.

(Source: pamivy)

kellysue:

andtheother:

Very pleased with how my son’s geektastic nursery turned out, so thought I’d make a post about it. When my partner and I first started planning it, we talked about doing a strict superhero theme. That changed during the process of picking the characters that we wanted to hang on the wall. We decided to go with characters we truly love, regardless of the fandom, rather than pick less-beloved characters just for the sake of fitting an artificially-created superhero theme. Thus, we ended up with fabulous drawings of Wonder Woman, the Ninth Doctor, Harry Potter, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), and Mr. Spock, commissioned from artist Jenny Stead. Jenny did an awesome job, and I highly recommend anyone looking for custom art to hit her up when she has commissions available.

Despite the mix of fandoms, the centerpiece of the room obviously is still superheroic — specifically, the design from Captain Marvel’s new uniform splashed across an entire wall. I couldn’t be happier with how the mural turned out (if you’re in or around Atlanta and need a mural for your home or office, I can’t say enough great things about Mimi’s Murals), and love the Captain Marvel emblem for several reasons.

First, it’s just a really damn cool design. Major props to Jamie McKelvie for turning out yet another flawless character design/re-design (and one that looks fabulous blown up to a 8x15 foot canvas.)

Second, Carol Danvers flat out rocks. I’ve only known Carol for a little while, starting with Kelly Sue DeConnick’s amazingly kickass Captain Marvel run, but in a brief period of time she’s managed to become one of my favorite characters ever.  She’s everything a hero should be: brave, selfless, kind, and loyal — but with enough vulnerability and flaws to make her relatable and courageous and oh-so-very human. I just love her. 

Third, I want my son to grow up knowing that he can, should, and will find women who deserve to be his heroes just as much as any man. Our society persists in sending a message that heroic women make acceptable role models for girls or other women, but not so much for boys or men. It’s bullshit and it needs to change. If creators keep making characters with the heroic spirit, emotional resonance, and all around badassedness of Carol Danvers, I am hopeful that one day it will.

AHHHHHHH!!! So GREAT!

rincewindsapprentice:

Some people love to shut down people who talk about trans and intersex issues by saying that they’re “only 1% of the population” and thus can be ignored since they “aren’t statistically significant enough.”

By that logic, we can now systematically ignore:

  • Redheads
  • The entire state of Rhode Island
  • Anyone who makes over $500,000 a year
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Australia

v032:

"anime today is so stupid an the animation is terrible"

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terrible.

just awful.

I watched a little Attack on Titan a couple months ago and it really changed my attitude on anime. Like I’ve been watching and prefering animated American shows my whole life, with a couple exceptions like Pokemon on Dragonball Z and whenever I watched an episode of an anime I’d be expecting the same genre as American action cartoons,  30 minute block, season structure with minimal character development, plot of the week type deal.

Then I went to school to study TV and took a couple genre classes and then I saw Attack on Titan and realized, it’s a Soap Opera. It has a different target demographic, but it’s definitely a soap opera, and that there’s a whole genre of like action-soap out there is really cool and totally makes sense with the way a lot of nerds like to crazy binge watch stuff. It seems like a natural marriage and yeah I jsut think that’s cool.

lifehackable:

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Okay, I am simultaneously the guy who could not afford all his books and the guy who got thousands of dollars worth of tuition paid by my mom because people buy textbooks she’s written.
So on the one hand if there’s this $300 book and if you can’t get a decent used copy or share with a friend, then okay like I’m not judging you for your pdf book.
Just remember, people write books and they don’t make any money off your tuition, but your school has told you that their book is the best source for the information you want to learn. Most first edition textbook writers get paid on a royalty system, so if everyone pirates their book, they don’t get paid and the publishing company loses money on all the books they printed and then stops publishing their book, so the writer worked for a year on a book that you used to learn geometry or whatever and then they don’t paid.

lifehackable:

Let’s all help college students get knowledge they deserve for free:)

http://gen.lib.rus.ec

http://textbooknova.com

http://en.bookfi.org/

http://www.gutenberg.org

http://ebookee.org

http://www.manybooks.net

http://www.giuciao.com

http://www.feedurbrain.com

http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=380

http://www.alleng.ru/ 

http://www.eknigu.com/ 

http://ishare.iask.sina.com.cn/

http://2020ok.com/

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http://www.freeetextbooks.com/

http://onebigtorrent.org/

http://www.downeu.me/ebook/

http://forums.mvgroup.org

http://theaudiobookbay.com/

More Here

Okay, I am simultaneously the guy who could not afford all his books and the guy who got thousands of dollars worth of tuition paid by my mom because people buy textbooks she’s written.

So on the one hand if there’s this $300 book and if you can’t get a decent used copy or share with a friend, then okay like I’m not judging you for your pdf book.

Just remember, people write books and they don’t make any money off your tuition, but your school has told you that their book is the best source for the information you want to learn. Most first edition textbook writers get paid on a royalty system, so if everyone pirates their book, they don’t get paid and the publishing company loses money on all the books they printed and then stops publishing their book, so the writer worked for a year on a book that you used to learn geometry or whatever and then they don’t paid.

frickhead:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN THE LA AREA!!
My cousin, TALLON, was reported MISSING today. He is an AUTISTIC BLACK TEEN AND IS COMPLETEY NON-VERBAL. HE DOES NOT RESPOND TO HIS NAME. This young man went out for his daily bike ride, unattended, and did not come back. Tonight, HE IS IN LA BY HIMSELF. He is 6’0, 200lbs, and was last seen wearing a white t shirt and khaki shorts. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!

frickhead:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN THE LA AREA!!

My cousin, TALLON, was reported MISSING today. He is an AUTISTIC BLACK TEEN AND IS COMPLETEY NON-VERBAL. HE DOES NOT RESPOND TO HIS NAME. This young man went out for his daily bike ride, unattended, and did not come back. Tonight, HE IS IN LA BY HIMSELF. He is 6’0, 200lbs, and was last seen wearing a white t shirt and khaki shorts. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!