Kind of like lava lamps but better! These jellyfish are real. They have died of natural causes, been harvested by these lamp makers, frozen in liquid nitrogen and encased in crystalline epoxy. They glow in the dark, due to the jellyfishes’ natural bioluminescence.
it is my duty to reblog everything involving bioluminescence
O o O OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH MY JELLYFISH LOVING INSTINCTS TELL ME TO BUY 10 OF THESES TO PUT ALL OVER MY ROOM! GIMME!!!
Always reblog big kitties with their leetle kitties.
"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"
in before “well most women can’t do that” because NEWS FLASH most men can’t either, that’s why it’s a highly specialized career that requires a lot of devoted training
One of my former coworkers was a very slim girl only a tad taller than me, and she was training to be a fireman, and she could lift the biggest dude on my crew like this who was around 6’5 and super bulky.One time she picked him up and ran around the crew room with him for about 5 minutes before letting him down.
Even though I haven’t exercised in over a year—if you count DDR—and I’m incredibly petite (5’0”, 100 lbs), I can carry most guys. If they’re under 200 lbs, I can run with them on my back for 5 blocks, but I can walk for a mile. Once they’re about 250, I can only walk about a block or two before my spine feels like it’s about to break. If I were in a survival situation and their life depended on it, I could go on much further, until my legs gave out.
It’s why I hate the bullshit that women are inherently weak. Nah, man. Nah.
More power to you all because I can barely lift my five year old nephew without hating myself ten minutes later….
People have done studies of the military that demonstrate that with the same training for the same length of time, both men and women can achieve the same fitness level. They can carry as much, run as far, shoot as well, you name it. The idea that women are weaker than men is a total myth, and one that that the patriarchy is desperate to make us believe. (I wish I could give you a source for this but it’s been a while since I read it)
I do what I want
You do not control me!
Can we talk about how much freaking effort it took for that diver to get into all of that gear just to take that stupid picture in the hot tub? You’re all fucking losers and I love you
Figures dancing gracefully
Across my memory
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.
i almost scrolled away
Its like life size Hot Wheelz
Imagine driving that our while its raining
i need this for reasons
I GOT SO STRESSED JUST THEN BECAUSE I THOUGHT THEY WERE POURING BLACK PAINT ON THAT CAR AND I WAS LIKE NO WHAT ARE YOU DOING YOU CANNOT D THAT
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water.
…so has anyone else noticed that a lot of the white liberal outrage surrounding ferguson seems to stem not from human rights being violated, but the fact that they’re being violated in america
and if anything they seem more mad that reporters are being arrested
I’ve barely seen any outrage from them about the people being reported on but
Here’s the shotguns used tonight. Lots of restraint shown:
Summary of the night (August 18th, 2014):
There were many arrests throughout the night. Water bottles and other objects were thrown at police, and after gunshots rang out near the QuikTrip, police began firing smoke and gas indiscriminately. There have been reports of white anarchist agitators from out of town, provoking police.
Many protesters ran, terrified, coughing. Journalists were caught in the gas: one canister rolled right under a photographer, who collapsed from it. Fires and bricks were used by residents to try and keep back police.
Police began clearing out the street, ordering anyone who wasn’t credentialed media to leave or be faced with arrest. When one reporter (who is livestreaming the events and has a camera on him) explained he lost his credentials while being fired at and showed his PRESS patch instead, officer told him “this doesn’t mean shit” while ripping the journalist’s PRESS patch off of his vest and throwing it to the ground.
Police formed two lines and began moving forward. A handful of protesters got caught between the lines, trapped but repeatedly told to get out. Among them, WaPo reporter Wesley Lowery reports that the entire neighbourhood has barriers and many people are unable to get home.
SWAT teams have begun doing tactical sweeps and media were ordered away.
Amnesty International was also on the ground tonight and were kicked out by police. Currently, AI is highly critical of the US.
There are still a few people trapped, it appears, including a few reporters, who are tweeting that they’re being mercilessly gassed:
And here’s an image of what it looks like when they fire gas:
Currently waiting for a presser from Captain Johnson, who was seen tonight attempting to keep peace with no helmet/mask/gear.White out of towners seem to be coming to Ferguson in troves hoping to get their revolution fix while ruining shit for the rest.
if you are having a bad day, take a look at this.
I guess i found my most favorite gif..
Makes everything better seriously
Sokka once had a sexist attitude (The Water Tribe were traditional with gender roles because it was “the natural order of things”) but after being humbled by Suki and her fellow Kyoshi Warriors, he began to see women as equals and developed a newfound respect for them.
A++++ Character Development
# OH MAN I CAN GO ON AND ON WITH THIS ONE # but this is my favorite character arc # the first five minutes of this show already mentioned the word ‘sexist’ # I knew it was going to be special # and its a girl calling out her brother that he’s an idiot # his sexism stems from ignorance # and the viewers get to understand WHY he was sexist # he grew up in a environment where the men were warriors # but he never (and the series never showed) female water tribe warriors # his father entrusted him to look after the tribe and his sister # he doesn’t think men are better than women #but rather he believed there are certain things women at good at (feminine activities like sewing and men are good at (masculine activities # imagine katara had to go put up with this bullshit # she calls him out but does he listen? no # because he’s stubborn and people tend to not listen to their family members # so he needed someone very special to smack that sexism out his system # Suki made him a better person # after being outmatched by this superior warrior # he HUMBLES himself and took his humiliation an opportunity to learn from someone who is clearly more skilled # and then he APOLOGIZES his behavior # again Suki teaches him another lesson when he said ‘I treated you like a girl when I should have treated you like a warrior’
Yeah I mean I couldn’t agree more when it comes to this…that the WORD “SEXIST” APPEARS IN THIS SHOW AT ALL let alone in THE FIRST MINUTE of in-narrative dialogue is exceptional.
I firmly believe that Katara’s instant, prodigious mastery of Waterbending reaffirms this development, as does Sokka’s unerring friendship with the incomparable Toph Beifong.
Might as well finish my tags since Tumblr has a tag limit.
Again, when Suki teaches him another lesson when he said “I treated you like a girl when I should have treated you like a warrior” she replies with “I am a warrior” but then she kisses him and says “but I’m a warrior too.” Which then gives Sokka’s development a full close because she taught him that girls can be warriors and warriors can be girls, both concepts can coincide with one another. With this, Suki is telling him that she should be treated with respect because she is as a person. After leaving Kyoshi Island, he never made a sexist remark again.
When he got to the North Pole, he recognized how wrong were the traditions of the Northern Water Tribe when they forced Yue to an arranged marriage. He is disgusted when Hahn wanted to marry Yue for the “perks” of dating royalty. He tries to stop Katara from fighting Pakku not because she’s a girl, but because he knows she’s up against a waterbending master.
Although it isn’t shown in this gifset, he doesn’t question the fact that a blind girl was up against The Boulder (who was his idol) fighting in the Earth Rumble VI tournament as the champion. Sexist!Sokka would have been like “She’s a girl? what is she doing here fighting?” but no, he just cheered for his favorite earthbender. Later in their adulthood, he goes on acknowledging her with admiration how she single-handedly developed Metalbending.
He then sees that women can be threats during “The Chase” as he says that they were a tank full of “dangerous ladies”. Again, not questioning their abilities to fight. My personal favorite bit is when he recommends the Kyoshi Warriors as the Earth King’s guards, so he went from “There’s no way a bunch of girls took us down!” to “The Kyoshi Warriors are a skilled group of fighters.” Suki and the Kyoshi Warriors really did have the most impact on Sokka’s development; if they didn’t teach him a lesson, Piandao wouldn’t have trained him. They taught him to be humble and again he uses the opportunity to learn from a real master.
Later, when his relationship with Suki developed into romance he is so proud of her when she holds the warden as a hostage all by herself, because he didn’t think things through. That’s some girl, indeed.
I’m so glad this comic exists and I encourage everyone to read it because you could see how much this character has grown (as if the series didn’t do that enough already) This comic takes place after the war.
Here you got Suki standing up for a girl against some sexist dudes, then they attempt to throw her out of the store. Sokka just casually warns them, because he knows she will beat them up (he knows from experience lol)
and then she uses chi-blocking! (thanks to Ty Lee)
Later, they catch up to the girl and she introduces Suki as a Kyoshi Warrior so proudly.
He encourages the girl to learn how to fight from Suki because he wants her to know how to defend herself in case some guys try to bother her again, when she declines he tells her to not give up.
"You’re a WOMAN! Let’s hear that ROAR!"
Then the girl asks if she could learn how to fight with her friends! which the couple happily agreed to do so.
Here’s Sokka, happily joining a group of young girls learning how to fight from his girlfriend… yet again.
tl;dr Sokka’s character development was perfect and one of the best in the show.