Orca: “hello friends where’s the party”
Penguins: “FUCK SHIT NOT THIS ASSHOLE AGAIN RUN”
one good thing about a heatwave in Australia ;)
"Hi, i’d a ticket to Australia. Window seat please.”
Isnt this a safety hazard?
safety hazard? nah he’ll be right mate
if Australia went by safety hazard rules, there’d be no more Australia
there are really good sides to australia i mean damn
I’m assuming you mean hisanakagami’s post? Here it is, for folks who haven’t seen it.
I think it’s a great and incredibly important post. It actually nails one of the reasons I’ve been a little reluctant to write about Madoka Magica—I love it to death, but it was in many ways created for a male audience, though that isn’t immediately obvious to Western viewers. Moe anime in general is a weird thing to talk about because, by Western feminist standards, it’s totally ace—female-dominated cast, lots of different female relationships, and to Western eyes, no overt objectification. But within its native context….it’s a very different, far less progressive affair. Or take Haruka Tenoh—people can draw empowerment from her however they want, death of the author and all that, but I see tons of people grafting Western (and especially US-specific) ideas of gender onto her without a single thought given to what she means within Japanese culture and that’s just…wrong. If you want to talk about these incredibly important, incredibly complicated, and incredibly fraught issues of gender and sexuality, you need to understand what shaped them and where they came from, and if that isn’t where you come from, you need to sit down and crack a book before you speak.
That said, I don’t think that means Western folks shouldn’t have opinions on, or draw empowerment from stuff like Madoka or Sailor Moon. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the latter was an enormous formative (and oftentimes empowering) influence on this generation’s crop of geeky/fannish/comics-inclined people, especially its women, and we can’t just ignore that. Studying what these things mean, and celebrating them when appropriate, is absolutely valid in my opinion, even if the empowering aspect is only truly radical within a Western context. But we all have to remember that we’re operating within that Western context. Our reading of these stories is not more important than a Japanese reading of them, and we should absolutely not regard our analysis as the “canon” one, or the one the author really intended. The story’s meaning within its original context needs to be understood above all, and can never, ever be disregarded.
My senior thesis dealt, in part, with women in postwar Japan, and in the process I came across some really great books about gender and feminism in Japan written by Japanese women. I highly recommend the following to anyone interested in learning more:
so basically leopard seals ARE cats??
CORGI HUSKY CORGI HUSKY CORGI HUSKY CORGI HUSKY
I gotta admit that I have to reblog this adorable beast every time I see it.
HIS TAIL HE’S SO EXCITED
LOOK HOW BIG HE IS COMPARED TO FULL CORG
just wondering… ..does anyone know the uh…mechanics of breeding a corgi husky?
i never knew friendzoning boys was as easy as saying thanks im gonna use my manners more
further evidence that straight boys think compliments are magic words that are supposed to make women immediately strip naked
What’s the appropriate, non-friendzoning response?
"You look pretty today."
"Okay, fine, I’ll suck your dick."
I just attended the best passion of the Christ play. As they were “nailing” Jesus to the cross the entire thing broke. No one knew what to do and it got quiet. Finally one of the guards on stage said “You get out of it this time Jesus”
not modelling just casually getting my ass kicked
Ridiculously Photogenic Karate Dude
I like this.
Just to nitpick a bit: it’s Ridiculously Photogenic *Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Dude
And this picture’s even better when you realize he’s the one doing the ass-kicking. He’s got the other guy in what’s called an omoplata (shoulder lock with his leg.)
I am offended by how perfect he looks IN A FULL ACTION MOVE
I have blurry pics when I’m sitting perfectly still
damn you sir
His name is Clark Gracie. You are all welcome.