August282014

kvknowsherfun:

coopergriggs:

merryweatherblue:

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.

And now I love this movie a little more.

Well this is amazing

12PM
jamesgunn:

#gotgpicoftheday Lee Pace is so tall that he sometimes had to kneel so that the costume folks could adjust his headdress before a take. #gotg #guardiansofthegalaxy

jamesgunn:

#gotgpicoftheday Lee Pace is so tall that he sometimes had to kneel so that the costume folks could adjust his headdress before a take. #gotg #guardiansofthegalaxy

August272014
jamesgunn:

Meet @thejudgegunn (onset Rocket & Kraglin in #GotG) at #DragonCon in Atlanta this weekend. Sean will be signing from 10:30 am on at the Walk of Fame Saturday & Sunday. I’ll be signing Saturday from 2 to 4 pm and Sunday 5 to 6:30 pm. We’ll be doing panels on #GuardiansoftheGalaxy and Sean’s love life in the Atrium Ballroom on Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 and on Sunday from 2:30 to 3:30. We’ll try to make the panels as different as possible so you can come to both. My autograph will be free (so come early!) but I’ll have a way you can donate to help #PlantaTreeforGroot. Can’t wait to see you all there!

jamesgunn:

Meet @thejudgegunn (onset Rocket & Kraglin in #GotG) at #DragonCon in Atlanta this weekend. Sean will be signing from 10:30 am on at the Walk of Fame Saturday & Sunday. I’ll be signing Saturday from 2 to 4 pm and Sunday 5 to 6:30 pm. We’ll be doing panels on #GuardiansoftheGalaxy and Sean’s love life in the Atrium Ballroom on Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 and on Sunday from 2:30 to 3:30. We’ll try to make the panels as different as possible so you can come to both. My autograph will be free (so come early!) but I’ll have a way you can donate to help #PlantaTreeforGroot. Can’t wait to see you all there!

August262014
This is it. I’m done. I cannot continue to paint and then repaint until it looks like I want. I was driving myself crazy and then I put it away for 3 weeks and tried again. I’m happy with this. But I’m going to keep on practicing the painting thing.
Spider-Man
20 x 24” Acrylic and tears of frustration on canvas

This is it. I’m done. I cannot continue to paint and then repaint until it looks like I want. I was driving myself crazy and then I put it away for 3 weeks and tried again. I’m happy with this. But I’m going to keep on practicing the painting thing.

Spider-Man

20 x 24” Acrylic and tears of frustration on canvas

9AM
johncabrera:

jennhoney:

Happy Birthday johncabrera!
Hope it’s a great one for youanother year, another robot, another star.
 (2010,2011, 2012,2013)

I’m seriously choked up right now. Five years in a row! This has become an incredible tradition! And every year they get more and more awesome! I mean LOOK at these guys! They’re coming to life! :D
Thank you so much, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Coolest b-day present one can give.

johncabrera:

jennhoney:

Happy Birthday johncabrera!

Hope it’s a great one for you
another year, another robot, another star.

 (2010,20112012,2013)

I’m seriously choked up right now. Five years in a row! This has become an incredible tradition! And every year they get more and more awesome! I mean LOOK at these guys! They’re coming to life! :D

Thank you so much, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Coolest b-day present one can give.

August252014
popsci:

Bill Nye Fights Back!

"Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell. Even if I am going to hell, that still doesn’t mean the Earth is 6,000 years old. The facts just don’t reconcile.” -Bill Nye

For our September 2014 cover story on education, we asked writer Ryan Bradley to follow Bill Nye around before his public throwdown with creationist Ken Ham.
The story is as epic as The Science Guy’s right hook, so don’t miss it.

popsci:

Bill Nye Fights Back!

"Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell. Even if I am going to hell, that still doesn’t mean the Earth is 6,000 years old. The facts just don’t reconcile.” -Bill Nye

For our September 2014 cover story on education, we asked writer Ryan Bradley to follow Bill Nye around before his public throwdown with creationist Ken Ham.

The story is as epic as The Science Guy’s right hook, so don’t miss it.

(via hawthornetaylor)

August242014

At 9:30 am. By noon I’ll be able to cook lunch on my driveway. I know this is “normal” Louisiana weather but it’s still ridiculous. I’m going out to get groceries. In OCTOBER!

August222014
flatbear:

heavybomb:

This my stop mom

OKAY LISTEN THO THIS ROAD LEADS TO THE CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER WHERE HEROESCON IS HELD AND IT LITERALLY TURNS INTO ‘FREEDOM DRIVE’.

flatbear:

heavybomb:

This my stop mom

OKAY LISTEN THO THIS ROAD LEADS TO THE CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER WHERE HEROESCON IS HELD AND IT LITERALLY TURNS INTO ‘FREEDOM DRIVE’.

(via hawthornetaylor)

5PM
hawthornetaylor:

Box o’ books (Preacher + Fable) from tricialew, complete with adorable Groot ♥

They beat the everlovingcrap out of that box! I hope the books survived and that no Groots were harmed in the shipping process. More books on the way as soon as I decorate the box (and find $12 after that fancy vacation/road trip we just took).

hawthornetaylor:

Box o’ books (Preacher + Fable) from tricialew, complete with adorable Groot ♥

They beat the everlovingcrap out of that box! I hope the books survived and that no Groots were harmed in the shipping process. More books on the way as soon as I decorate the box (and find $12 after that fancy vacation/road trip we just took).

August162014
Home from our twelve day road trip!
I have all day to work on my painting. But first let me cut out and fold a box (and even make a label)  to hold my cotton swabs that keep falling off of my desk.

Home from our twelve day road trip!

I have all day to work on my painting. But first let me cut out and fold a box (and even make a label)  to hold my cotton swabs that keep falling off of my desk.

August42014

On Catawba island with my husband brothers, sister, nephew and Chuck the dog again. I’m so happy.

11AM
The most, best and fastest coasters ever! I’m on the north coast!!!

The most, best and fastest coasters ever! I’m on the north coast!!!

July312014
semiticsemantics:

returnofthejudai:

robowolves:

bemusedlybespectacled:

gdfalksen:

Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

Why can’t we have a movie about him?

He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce.
His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions.
He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife.
He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint.
Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy.
It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people.

It’s a tragedy that the Sugiharas aren’t household names. They are among the greatest heroes of WWII. Is it because they were from an Axis Power? Is it because they aren’t European? I don’t know. But I’ve decided to always reblog them when they come across my dash. If I had the money, I would finance a movie about them.

He told an interviewer:
You want to know about my motivation, don’t you? Well. It is the kind of sentiments anyone would have when he actually sees refugees face to face, begging with tears in their eyes. He just cannot help but sympathize with them. Among the refugees were the elderly and women. They were so desperate that they went so far as to kiss my shoes, Yes, I actually witnessed such scenes with my own eyes. Also, I felt at that time, that the Japanese government did not have any uniform opinion in Tokyo. Some Japanese military leaders were just scared because of the pressure from the Nazis; while other officials in the Home Ministry were simply ambivalent. 
People in Tokyo were not united. I felt it silly to deal with them. So, I made up my mind not to wait for their reply. I knew that somebody would surely complain about me in the future. But, I myself thought this would be the right thing to do. There is nothing wrong in saving many people’s lives….The spirit of humanity, philanthropy…neighborly friendship…with this spirit, I ventured to do what I did, confronting this most difficult situation—and because of this reason, I went ahead with redoubled courage.
He died in nearly complete obscurity in Japan. His neighbors were shocked when people from all over, including Israeli diplomatic personnel, showed up at quiet little Mr. Sugihara’s funeral.

semiticsemantics:

returnofthejudai:

robowolves:

bemusedlybespectacled:

gdfalksen:

Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

Why can’t we have a movie about him?

He was often called “Sempo”, an alternative reading of the characters of his first name, as that was easier for Westerners to pronounce.

His wife, Yukiko, was also a part of this; she is often credited with suggesting the plan. The Sugihara family was held in a Soviet POW camp for 18 months until the end of the war; within a year of returning home, Sugihara was asked to resign - officially due to downsizing, but most likely because the government disagreed with his actions.

He didn’t simply grant visas - he granted visas against direct orders, after attempting three times to receive permission from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and being turned down each time. He did not “misread” orders; he was in direct violation of them, with the encouragement and support of his wife.

He was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations in 1985, a year before he died in Kamakura; he and his descendants have also been granted permanent Israeli citizenship. He was also posthumously awarded the Life Saving Cross of Lithuania (1993); Commander’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (1996); and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2007). Though not canonized, some Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize him as a saint.

Sugihara was born in Gifu on the first day of 1900, January 1. He achieved top marks in his schooling; his father wanted him to become a physician, but Sugihara wished to pursue learning English. He deliberately failed the exam by writing only his name and then entered Waseda, where he majored in English. He joined the Foreign Ministry after graduation and worked in the Manchurian Foreign Office in Harbin (where he learned Russian and German; he also converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church during this time). He resigned his post in protest over how the Japanese government treated the local Chinese citizens. He eventually married Yukiko Kikuchi, who would suggest and encourage his acts in Lithuania; they had four sons together. Chiune Sugihara passed away July 31, 1986, at the age of 86. Until her own passing in 2008, Yukiko continued as an ambassador of his legacy.

It is estimated that the Sugiharas saved between 6,000-10,000 Lithuanian and Polish Jewish people.

It’s a tragedy that the Sugiharas aren’t household names. They are among the greatest heroes of WWII. Is it because they were from an Axis Power? Is it because they aren’t European? I don’t know. But I’ve decided to always reblog them when they come across my dash. If I had the money, I would finance a movie about them.

He told an interviewer:

You want to know about my motivation, don’t you? Well. It is the kind of sentiments anyone would have when he actually sees refugees face to face, begging with tears in their eyes. He just cannot help but sympathize with them. Among the refugees were the elderly and women. They were so desperate that they went so far as to kiss my shoes, Yes, I actually witnessed such scenes with my own eyes. Also, I felt at that time, that the Japanese government did not have any uniform opinion in Tokyo. Some Japanese military leaders were just scared because of the pressure from the Nazis; while other officials in the Home Ministry were simply ambivalent.

People in Tokyo were not united. I felt it silly to deal with them. So, I made up my mind not to wait for their reply. I knew that somebody would surely complain about me in the future. But, I myself thought this would be the right thing to do. There is nothing wrong in saving many people’s lives….The spirit of humanity, philanthropy…neighborly friendship…with this spirit, I ventured to do what I did, confronting this most difficult situation—and because of this reason, I went ahead with redoubled courage.

He died in nearly complete obscurity in Japan. His neighbors were shocked when people from all over, including Israeli diplomatic personnel, showed up at quiet little Mr. Sugihara’s funeral.

(via hawthornetaylor)

July292014

TT

When I’m home alone and doing something in the yard, I refuse to look back at the windows on my house. Because part of me is afraid that one of these days I will see a face that shouldn’t be there staring at me from one of windows.

July272014

FX is full of Marvelly goodness this afternoon. I own all of these movies yet I can’t stop watching. During the (many) commercials I am making cashew butter and drinking cheap Costco wine.

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