If you’re looking for a way to do something for the people and community of Ferguson, perhaps write a check to their library.
The address is to the library, this information is from their director, and they don’t have a way to accept anything other than a check at the moment.
It really warms my heart to see the library looking out for its community in the light of everything happening in Ferguson.
EDIT: Be sure to follow Ferguson Library on twitter.
lezbrarian i thought you might like this ^.^
This is fantastic!
this is on a whole new level of patience
This is natural art.
say what you will about fangirls but when someone says ‘fangirling’ i think of excitement and unbridled glee and undignified noises of delight but when someone says ‘fanboying’ i think of impotent rage and insecurity and disproportionate aggression
Upon second viewing, I have definitely concluded that Guardians of the Galaxy is even better when you imagine it as a tabletop campaign with an increasingly frustrated DM who’s sick of being interrupted.
GM: “Roll 2d10.”
Peter: “Red high. Twelve.”
GM: “You have 12 percent of a plan.”
The entire prison break scene was just Rocket’s player rolling knowledge checks on every turn until something worked.
- When Drax’s player said, “I go into the phone booth and call Ronan to Knowhere”, the DM stared open-mouthed for a minute, then called break time. The rest of the party was speechless.
- Pretty much just in general, Drax’s player is one of those people who thinks Chaotic Neutral means “throws self at shit for the lulz” and is really fortunate he didn’t have many other opportunities to derail the campaign.
- Gamora’s player gets really exasperated by the entirety of the campaign. They rolled a character with a tragic backstory and clear hooks to the villain to expand on, and had no idea that everyone else was going to be so silly. It leads to begging the party to just once execute a normal plan because look at Gamora’s stealth bonus, this min/maxed assassin needs a chance to use her abilities, please.
- Rocket’s a skill monkey who, if not for Drax’s grand display of idiocy, would have gladly derailed the campaign with absurd plans.
- Groot was a joke idea someone came up with that people ended up liking too much.
- Ronan’s confusion when Star Lord began dancing was the DM’s confusion verbatim.
- The DM now vetoes Chaotic Neutral characters on principle.
So far adulthood is just going grocery shopping, realizing you didn’t plan well or logically, going grocery shopping again, repeat ad infinitum. 0/10 stars, would not recommend
Guardians of the Galaxy is breaking box office records this weekend, but more importantly it’s breaking barriers in Hollywood by being the first Marvel script credited to a woman.
Guardians of the Galaxy is receiving remarkable reviews by critics and fans alike and is expected to take in over $90 million during its explosive opening weekend.
What’s more interesting is that Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel film to have been written by a woman that’s actually received credit for their work.
Screenwriter Nicole Perlman has been on the rise for quite some time. She’s been included in up and coming screenwriter lists for years now and even did some work on Thor’s script, but she’s finally been given credit for being the screenwriter of Marvel’s latest film, which is being touted for its unique storyline.
In a recent interview with TIME magazine, Perlman explained her attempts to persuade studios to put their trust in a woman’s hands to write sci-fi, saying, “I was noticing that I was having trouble convincing people, when I was pitching on projects, that I would be capable of doing this. There was a little bit of an attitude of, ‘Well, you’re a woman, you’re not writing romantic comedies, we’ll give you the Marie Curie biopic.’”
Sometimes I read a book or a story and I get really sad because that will never be my life. Other times I’m really glad I’ve never had to rebuild my village after a dragon attack.
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Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You is a project where superheroes are drawn based on the costumes of young girls.
This submission is Isabel the Archer, drawn by yours truly, Alex Law.
(although I might add some plants and flowers later)
My finished fawn for anyone who’s not following my illustration blog. Not to toot my own horn or anything but I really like him :)
You see, the reasons - which are very important - are the causes behind this. That’s because there are things that make it so we can’t do this, like reasons. As we said, the reasons, are very important. It’s almost like there are obstacles ahead of us, which there aren’t, but it’s AS IF there are. So we can’t do it, because of the important reasons and the obstacles, which are imaginary, but scary like dreams.
- These are awesome cuz you have to wrap them in pie crust! they’re like mini pies but served in real apples!!! You also use the crust to make autumn leaves as decorations!
THIS IS THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS
I just made these, with Pillsbury’s gluten free pie crust, and holy jesus.
Kara, we’re having these in september.
darrylayo and I were talking today about the moment in Guardians of the Galaxy when Drax calls Gamora a whore.
I had seen a couple of complaints about the major female lead being subjected to a misogynistic slur, and I think there’s an important note in that it’s happened in BOTH major MCU team movies at this point (we all have talked at length about the “mewling quim” line in The Avengers).
Anyway, I am not someone who is opposed to a man using a misogynistic slur in a movie if it makes sense for his character— and that doesn’t mean he must be a villain; I know lots of otherwise decent men who sometimes fuck up what should be a very simple question of respect. It’s sadly an everyday reality of being a woman.
But I did think it was inappropriate in this case. And my reasoning comes down to something that has nothing to do with feminism or gender politics in any way:
Drax is presented repeatedly as incapable of communicating beyond absolute literalism. Gamora is not literally a sex worker.
Therefore, Drax would not even conceive of calling her that.
It follows that the phrase is only in there, rather thoughtlessly, for impact.
Sloppy writing, folks.
I had a similar reaction. I don’t care that he insulted her, I just hate that the writers were too lazy to find a better, more appropriate word to use for his characterization. Then again, most of the writing surrounding Gamora was pretty disappointing, so.
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