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May 22 2018

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poisonivyys:

tomb raider 2013 | rise of the tomb raider | shadow of the tomb raider

Play fullscreen

byzantienne:

stbrigid:

Ra Ra Rasputin – The West Cork Ukulele Orchestra (Boney M cover)

Irish musicianship, Russian history, and a cover of a ridiculous disco song that I already adore… Sometimes the internet treats me to something so pure, I’m left utterly speechless.

This is entirely and completely delightful.

cobaltdays:

unabashedlybi:

cobbor:

two bottoms chilling in a hot tub, five feet apart cause they’re both bottoms

Is it because the jets are 5 feet apart?

you know what

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llonelly:

the cake was a lie, this is what totally happened in the anniversary video, dont @ me

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incendavery:

twee-lil-lass:

incendavery:

no moment like the present moment

This is the emotional polar opposite of this image:

holy shit

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daily-incineroar:

this was tons of fun also please watch aggretsuko

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one-piece-of-harry:

atypical-snowman:

one-piece-of-harry:

Y'all ironstrange is just a more acidic stevetony like move over cap there’s a new Steven in town and he comes with a pH

Are you calling Captain America…basic?

How dare you make this funny

cactusspatz:

bairnsidhe:

ariaste:

ariaste:

ariaste:

The opposite of grimdark is hopepunk. Pass it on.

#this is a good post #also I need an example of hopepunk #bc the name #resonates with me #and I need it #please #if you don’t mind (via @lavender-starling)

So the essence of grimdark is that everyone’s inherently sort of a bad person and does bad things, and that’s awful and disheartening and cynical. It’s looking at human nature and going, “The glass is half empty.”

Hopepunk says, “No, I don’t accept that. Go fuck yourself: The glass is half-full.”  YEAH, we’re all a messy mix of good and bad, flaws and virtues. We’ve all been mean and petty and cruel, but (and here’s the important part) we’ve also been soft and forgiving and KIND. Hopepunk says that kindness and softness doesn’t equal weakness, and that in this world of brutal cynicism and nihilism, being kind is a political act. An act of rebellion

Hopepunk says that genuinely and sincerely caring about something, anything, requires bravery and strength. Hopepunk isn’t ever about submission or acceptance: It’s about standing up and fighting for what you believe in. It’s about standing up for other people. It’s about DEMANDING a better, kinder world, and truly believing that we can get there if we care about each other as hard as we possibly can, with every drop of power in our little hearts. 

Going to political protests is hopepunk. Calling your senators is hopepunk. But crying is also hopepunk, because crying means you still have feelings, and feelings are how you know you’re alive. The 1% doesn’t want you to have feelings, they just want you to feel resigned. Feeling resigned is not hopepunk.

Examples! THE HANDMAID’S TALE is arguably hopepunk. It’s scary and dark, and at first glance it looks like grimdark because it’s a dystopia… but goddammit she keeps fighting. That’s the key, right there. She fights every single day, because she won’t let them take away meaning from her life. She survives stubbornly in the hope that one day she can live again. “Don’t let the bastards grind you down,” is one of the core tenets of hopepunk, along with, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” 

Jesus and Gandhi and Martin Luther King and Robin Hood and John Lennon were hopepunk. (Remember: Hopepunk isn’t about moral perfection. It’s not about being as pure and innocent as the new-fallen snow. You get grubby when you fight. You make mistakes. You’re sometimes a little bit of an asshole. Maybe you’re as much as 50% an asshole. But the glass is half full, not half empty. You get up, and you keep fighting, and caring, and trying to make the world a little better for the people around you. You get to make mistakes. It’s a process. You get to ask for and earn forgiveness. And you love, and love, and love.) 

And THIS, this is hopepunk: 

Here I am with more addendums to this post: Seems like a lot of people are saying the word “noblebright” at me, and I just want to be really clear about this: Noblebright is not hopepunk. Noblebright does not espouse the same ideals that hopepunk does. They are two distinct, separate, coexisting things.

Noblebright is Arthurian legends. The world is a good place, people are essentially good. The codes of chivalry are in full effect. People in positions of authority are there because they are wise, prudent, caring leaders. They rule because they deserve to rule. They protect the weak, they uphold their ideals, there’s people practicing chaste courtly love in every bower and garden. Things are fine, and people have adventures in which they triumph because (see: all of the above).

Hopepunk is (as many wonderful people in the comments have pointed out) Discworld: The world is the world. It’s really good sometimes and it’s really bad sometimes, and it’s sort of humdrum a lot of the time. People are petty and mean and, y’know, PEOPLE. There are things that need to be fixed, and battles to be fought, and people to be protected, and we’ve gotta do all those things ourselves because we can’t sit around waiting for some knight in shining armor to ride past and deal with it for us. We’re just ordinary people trying to do our best because we give a shit about the world. Why? Because we’re some of the assholes that live there. 

Examples of hopepunk media include:

Guardians of the Galaxy: “Why do I want to save the galaxy? Because I’m one of the idiots who lives there?”

Thor Ragnarok: “Asgard is not a place… It is a people.”

Leverage: “Right now, you’re suffering under an enormous weight.  We provide… leverage.”

The Librarians: (“I have seen you all die so many times when it didn’t matter, I can’t let it happen now that it does.” “What do you need us to do?”)

Scorpion.: (”If you try to tell me about the greater good one more time, I will hit you.”)

Star Wars: (”There is good in him still.”)

Star Trek (the original universe): (honestly, there’s no one single quote, but like, the entire damn thing is solid hopepunk.)

Wonder Woman: (”It is not about deserve, it is about what you believe.” also “Who will sing for us, Charlie?”)

Also, Mad Max: Fury Road. Angharad is a hopepunk queen, and Furiosa and Max get pushed and pulled on to that path by the end of the movie through their connection to each other and the people they fight with.

May 21 2018

orlathewitch:

“No writing is wasted. Did you know that sourdough from San Francisco is leavened partly by a bacteria called lactobacillus sanfrancisensis? It is native to the soil there, and does not do well elsewhere. But any kitchen can become an ecosystem. If you bake a lot, your kitchen will become a happy home to wild yeasts, and all your bread will taste better. Even a failed loaf is not wasted. Likewise, cheese makers wash the dairy floor with whey. Tomato gardeners compost with rotten tomatoes. No writing is wasted: the words you can’t put in your book can wash the floor, live in the soil, lurk around in the air. They will make the next words better.”

ERIN BOW

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gartblog:

I made something after watching Overwatch “Trace & Bake” stop-motion video and the behind the scenes video too! So much love and dedication, always inspiring!

Happy 2 year anniversary Overwatch!!

recoil-operated:

tehgore:

yourunclejingo:

recoil-operated:

recoil-operated:

recoil-operated:

recoil-operated:

Recoil-operated’s $12 traditional mead:

So one of the most common things I see on my Mead posts is “I’d love to do that, but I don’t have the stuff”

We’ll sit down and buckle up. Because I’m about to show you how to make a $12.56 traditional mead.

Here’s the recipe:


1 gallon Deer Park/spring water. You don’t want distilled.


3 lb or 32 fluid ounces honey.


One package of yeast.


a party balloon.


The cost total is $13.49, but you only need one pack of yeast. So -$0.90.

Let’s begin:


Everything together on a clean work surface, you will need a clean glass. And while not entirely necessary, a measuring cup will be handy.


Pour a cup of water for yourself and drink it. Hydration is important. Also this will allow you headspace.


Remove about ehhhhh, a quart or so of water to drink later.

Trust me. You’re going to want it


Wash your drinking cup and mixing about a teaspoon of honey.

You have two options for yeast, that bread yeast we bought, or professional brewer’s yeast.

They’re both the same price. You can get brewers yeast off of Amazon.

I already have brewer’s yeast, so I’m using brewer’s yeast

Stick that in that honey water.


Stick your honey in some hot water.


Go outside. Breath the free air. Know what it is… To truely live.


Enough of that bitch. Honey’s hot. Put it in the water.

Put the water in the honey too.


Shake the sin out of it.


Put that stuff back in the big bitch.

Shake the sh*t outta it.

Hydrate yourself with the water you removed earlier.

Shank a balloon with a pin.

Add your yeasty honey water.

Balloon it.

Label it.

If your trad mead says anything racist, or anything positive about Hitler. Straighten that sh*t out.

And there you go. $12 (.56) traditional mead. Stick it somewhere dark and leave it alone for a while.

Shake the hell outta it once a day for the first four days. Then let it be until it’s clear.

Update:


Boozification has begun.

Lots of spices and herbs make for nice additions as well.

Good post.

Who the hell are you to tell your sentient trad mead what to think?

I’m it’s creator. I have deemed racism to be sin.

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tuttuttutorials:

cha-chi-san:

Ok fine, here’s one thing to keep in mind when drawing armor. It should protect the character, not hurt them.

For the love of god please and thank you

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queerrobbiereyes:

nerdsagainstfandomracism:

Taika Waititi speaks out against racism

To liberals, to centrists, to color blind racists, to all the people who thinks silence or laughing about it, or fake satire are harmless, just an opinion, or a bit of nothing in a cycle that started with little things, this is for you.

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