lielabell

whatthecurtains:

cthullhu:

nonomella:

Coraline is a masterfully made film, an amazing piece of art that i would never ever ever show to a child oh my god are you kidding me

Nothing wrong with a good dose of sheer terror at a young age

"It was a story, I learned when people began to read it, that children experienced as an adventure, but which gave adults nightmares. It’s the strangest book I’ve written"

-Neil Gaiman on Coraline

antmfunny

antmfunny:

2. Long Hair, Don’t Care

So the hair whipping photo shoot. Much like the “don’t say silly string” challenge earlier this season, the show kept talking about hair whipping while carefully avoiding directly quoting or referencing Willow Smith’s seminal hit "Whip My Hair." I mean, Tyra Banks used to date Will Smith back in the day (in retrospect, she might have just been his beard weave, though)… what’s a reduced licensing fee for a kid’s song between old friends?

We’ve talked about the hair a bit already, but we obviously need more discussion of dudes flipping their weaves in the wind. The girls all looked fine (well, aside from Mirjana who looked like she was channeling “Lady Marmalade” era Christina Aguilera.)

But the guys… geez, it’s like Ben has roadkill sewn to his head. There are plenty of guys in the world with long hair that look perfectly natural, but they didn’t even try to give them something that would look anything but laughable. Instead, the ANTM mentors kept insisting it was up to the models to figure out how to wear what the clients give them. They totally set them up to fail, not that I mind. 

The best hair shenanigans might have started before the shoot:

Uh oh, did Adam whip hair into his mouth? Nah, that’s probably just some leftover fur from making out with a dog. Speaking of dogs, what was up with Adam barking and growling during his shoot? At least Yu started complimenting Adam’s ability to “listen.” [Pats Adam’s head. “Good boy.”]

Keith’s best hair flip didn’t even happen during his shoot. I love how visibly over this experience he is. 

Here’s Ben nodding along with Yu Tsai, agreeing he’ll be able to find a way to make this hair look good. It’s almost precious. Cornfed and naive! 

They did you dirty with that hair, Ben, but at least they didn’t try to use that as your makeover because you know Tyra would have done it if it had occurred to her sooner. Same with the “We should have made you whip your beard weave!” idea she had for Denzel two days too late. 

For some reason, despite his apprehension over not looking masculine enough and having to wear “guy-liner,” Denzel didn’t look awful during his shoot. Silly - yes, awful - no. I’m going to chalk it up to the photo directors’ awesome coaching.

We also have some “drama” in the form of Lenox crying about having only 5 frames. Whatever, that’s a convention as old as Top Model itself: girls who get fewer frames magically wind up doing better than the ones who do a full shoot. Lenox has nothing to worry about, especially since she’s the only model who looks like she’s working natural hair. It is kind of funny seeing Yu Tsai briefly pretending to be a caring soul by comforting Lenox. I’m not buying that act any more than I’m going out to buy Ben’s weave, though.

5 Funniest Moments fo ANTM Cycle 21 Episode 6

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antmfunny:

3. Unbeweavable Judging
Oh lord, this judging panel made less sense than Raelia. The only bit of criticism that was remotely constructive was Miss J telling Raelia to speak slower so he could understand her. That was followed up with Tyra quoting My Fair Lady. Forget her enunciation, Raelia has enough trouble just trying to get the words right.

"The rain in Spain" wasn’t the only Audrey Hepburn reference. Mirjana’s goofy hat took me right back to Cycle 8 reject Natalie who wore a similar hat in honor of Hepburn. She was in that iconic film Dinner at Tiffany’s. Or Lunch at Tiffany’s. Or Brunch at Tiffany’s. Take your pick, none of them is right.

Although, for the record, “warritress” isn’t right either.

I know it’s not a real word because, at the moment, it has just six Google results (probably more once Google archives this post.) I’m just glad Miss J said it first so Tyra won’t add it to her official Top Model dictionary.  
Anyway, I still don’t get why no one calls Mirjana out on her stupid hat, but perhaps Tyra knows better than to criticize anyone’s wardrobe while wearing this:

Dominatrix shoe straps for days! Plus, her tacky jersey is a subtle way of saying that she wants to fuck former football player Keith. Just kidding, there’s been nothing subtle about it all season. 

Well all righty then! We know he’s hung like a horse anyway.
In addition to calling Keith a “one trick pony,” Kelly Cutrone calls him a “tough dude.”

Does this look like a tough dude?! I am not intimidated by this man, but I do pity him a bit.
Kelly says Ben looks “prehistorically horrible” in his shot, like a “drag bar owner in The Flintstones" -  as if he would have chosen that styling for himself in a million years! Whatever, Kelly’s opinion is completely invalidated when she sees Adam’s photo and says it’s the first time she’s considered him a model.

If this is Adam looking more like a model than ever, then he might as well just give up. You have my permission to drink 15 beers tonight after that backhanded compliment, Adam.
Basically, the whole panel, the guys got insulted for having bad hair whipping shots. Well duh. This is like the nail art shoot all over again: the men just aren’t going to look as natural doing this kind of long-hair modeling. The videos look stupid because they were made to look stupid!

It’s just hard to take the scores seriously when they never even once acknowledge the gender difference or attempt to grade the guys on a curve. So when Tyra starts handing out photos to all the girls first and says, “Boys boys boys, what’s going on?” I just shake my (thankfully non-weaved) head. The guys didn’t become worse models overnight, they were given a near impossible assignment.
Not that I mind, for the record! Glue as many weaves to these guys as possible. Hair weaves, beard weaves, armpit weaves, nipple hair weaves… the more gratuitously fake hair you can attach to these waxed men’s bodies, the more I’ll laugh!
5 Funniest Moments of ANTM Cycle 21 Episode 6

antmfunny:

3. Unbeweavable Judging

Oh lord, this judging panel made less sense than Raelia. The only bit of criticism that was remotely constructive was Miss J telling Raelia to speak slower so he could understand her. That was followed up with Tyra quoting My Fair Lady. Forget her enunciation, Raelia has enough trouble just trying to get the words right.

"The rain in Spain" wasn’t the only Audrey Hepburn reference. Mirjana’s goofy hat took me right back to Cycle 8 reject Natalie who wore a similar hat in honor of Hepburn. She was in that iconic film Dinner at Tiffany’s. Or Lunch at Tiffany’s. Or Brunch at Tiffany’s. Take your pick, none of them is right.

Although, for the record, “warritress” isn’t right either.

I know it’s not a real word because, at the moment, it has just six Google results (probably more once Google archives this post.) I’m just glad Miss J said it first so Tyra won’t add it to her official Top Model dictionary.  

Anyway, I still don’t get why no one calls Mirjana out on her stupid hat, but perhaps Tyra knows better than to criticize anyone’s wardrobe while wearing this:

Dominatrix shoe straps for days! Plus, her tacky jersey is a subtle way of saying that she wants to fuck former football player Keith. Just kidding, there’s been nothing subtle about it all season. 

Well all righty then! We know he’s hung like a horse anyway.

In addition to calling Keith a “one trick pony,” Kelly Cutrone calls him a “tough dude.”

Does this look like a tough dude?! I am not intimidated by this man, but I do pity him a bit.

Kelly says Ben looks “prehistorically horrible” in his shot, like a “drag bar owner in The Flintstones" -  as if he would have chosen that styling for himself in a million years! Whatever, Kelly’s opinion is completely invalidated when she sees Adam’s photo and says it’s the first time she’s considered him a model.

If this is Adam looking more like a model than ever, then he might as well just give up. You have my permission to drink 15 beers tonight after that backhanded compliment, Adam.

Basically, the whole panel, the guys got insulted for having bad hair whipping shots. Well duh. This is like the nail art shoot all over again: the men just aren’t going to look as natural doing this kind of long-hair modeling. The videos look stupid because they were made to look stupid!

It’s just hard to take the scores seriously when they never even once acknowledge the gender difference or attempt to grade the guys on a curve. So when Tyra starts handing out photos to all the girls first and says, “Boys boys boys, what’s going on?” I just shake my (thankfully non-weaved) head. The guys didn’t become worse models overnight, they were given a near impossible assignment.

Not that I mind, for the record! Glue as many weaves to these guys as possible. Hair weaves, beard weaves, armpit weaves, nipple hair weaves… the more gratuitously fake hair you can attach to these waxed men’s bodies, the more I’ll laugh!

5 Funniest Moments of ANTM Cycle 21 Episode 6

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cephalopodvictorious:

roarkshop:

natvarmac:

datunofficialdisneyprincess:

theassofremylebeau:

Best lesson from a Disney movie

This is an underrated movie

This is a grossly underrated movie.

Can I take a minute to rant? Good. Cuz I’m gonna.

I FLOVE this movie. And I HATE all the stupid hatred it gets. For a long time the buzz was “finally a black princess yay!” and now everyone is like “Fuck this movie, first black princess and she spends the whole movie a frog.”

You know what? Fuck that. Because Ariel spent a good majority of the movie not talking. Mulan spent the majority of the move pretending to be a man. Aurora and Snow White? Asleep (Hardly in the movie at all). They’re all just plot devices, not designed to take away from the traits of the women. 

And you know what else? Unlike some of the other princesses, Tiana is in control of her destiny every step of the way. When she turns into the frog does she lose hope and need rescuing? Hell naw. She busts Naveen over the head and gets the job done. She is consistently responsible and capable even after having her dreams crushed and turning into a freaking frog. 

So don’t tell me that Tiana is “less than” just because she gets turned into a frog. She’s still one of the most hardworking, badass, and capable chicks in animated history and I love her like crazy cakes. 

the end. 

Also? She’s based on a real person. A real woman who is 91 and is still cooking in her kitchen. She’s still widely respected in the culinary community, she’s fed presidents, she’s had songs written about her and her restaurants. She’s 91, and she still wakes up every morning to run things, because she still believes in hard work and good food. And if you don’t think that’s truly fantastic, then you can just fuck right off.

tamorapierce
tamorapierce:

white-aster:

murdorito:

windows7virus:

bookrat:

One of my hens attempted to crow this morning.
I didn’t realize it at the time. No, my immediate assumption was that something was brutally murdering one of my birds. I rushed to the rescue only to find the yard conspicuously empty of threats, but I didn’t relax until that awful rasping caw came again from my right.
Here she is compared to another black bantam I got at the same time as her. Her comb and wattles are huge, but I just kinda disregarded it because those two aren’t the same breed even though they’re similar looking. Shouldn’t have, that comb is almost rooster-sized regardless of breed differences.
Just wanted to share, I figured Tumblr would get a kick out of a non-binary chicken.

Years ago I had something similar happen. In the early spring a batch of mixed breed chicks hatched (all I can remember is that they were 1/4 silkie) as the months passed and the chicks grew and their sex characteristics developed, all hens… sort of.
One bird, a petite black hen, started crowing, by the fall she was crowing just as well and often as the roosters we kept in the coop. But it didn’t stop there. During the winter I noticed this hen exclusively roosting with other hens, not that odd, but then one day I saw her mounting them.
When we let them out off the coop to free-range in the spring she had a small harem of other hens. They would follow her, “mate” with her, and only roost next to her, and, if a rooster antagonized her or her harem, she would spar with him (not always successfully). 
So remember, if anyone tries to explain away non-binary identities with a “Natural Order of Things” argument, flap aggressively at him and try to stab him with your leg spurs.  

nonbinary chickens are pretty common! Reason #89574897345 why I fucking love chickens.

"So remember, if anyone tries to explain away non-binary identities with a “Natural Order of Things” argument, flap aggressively at him and try to stab him with your leg spurs." 
<3  :D

I would stroke her face and tell her that was a very impressive crow.  She’s probably feeling she didn’t do as well as the boys.
And I’ve seen boy cats do it with each other, boy sparrows mate, boy dogs mate, and girl cats mate.  “Natural Order of Things” is, mind your own bidness, jack.

tamorapierce:

white-aster:

murdorito:

windows7virus:

bookrat:

One of my hens attempted to crow this morning.

I didn’t realize it at the time. No, my immediate assumption was that something was brutally murdering one of my birds. I rushed to the rescue only to find the yard conspicuously empty of threats, but I didn’t relax until that awful rasping caw came again from my right.

Here she is compared to another black bantam I got at the same time as her. Her comb and wattles are huge, but I just kinda disregarded it because those two aren’t the same breed even though they’re similar looking. Shouldn’t have, that comb is almost rooster-sized regardless of breed differences.

Just wanted to share, I figured Tumblr would get a kick out of a non-binary chicken.

Years ago I had something similar happen. In the early spring a batch of mixed breed chicks hatched (all I can remember is that they were 1/4 silkie) as the months passed and the chicks grew and their sex characteristics developed, all hens… sort of.

One bird, a petite black hen, started crowing, by the fall she was crowing just as well and often as the roosters we kept in the coop. But it didn’t stop there. During the winter I noticed this hen exclusively roosting with other hens, not that odd, but then one day I saw her mounting them.

When we let them out off the coop to free-range in the spring she had a small harem of other hens. They would follow her, “mate” with her, and only roost next to her, and, if a rooster antagonized her or her harem, she would spar with him (not always successfully). 

So remember, if anyone tries to explain away non-binary identities with a “Natural Order of Things” argument, flap aggressively at him and try to stab him with your leg spurs.  

nonbinary chickens are pretty common! Reason #89574897345 why I fucking love chickens.

"So remember, if anyone tries to explain away non-binary identities with a “Natural Order of Things” argument, flap aggressively at him and try to stab him with your leg spurs." 

<3  :D

I would stroke her face and tell her that was a very impressive crow.  She’s probably feeling she didn’t do as well as the boys.

And I’ve seen boy cats do it with each other, boy sparrows mate, boy dogs mate, and girl cats mate.  “Natural Order of Things” is, mind your own bidness, jack.

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sleepydumpling:

sophieasweetheart:

charm-and-strangeness:

corissahatesyou:

sladevegas:

elfypedia:

wearetherebirth:

mikestand:

Dirty Dudes: Alex Minsky

Marine Lance Cpl. Alex Minsky is an Afghan war veteran who lost his leg after his truck rolled over an IED (improvised explosive device). Photographer Tom Cullis saw Alex at the gym and immediately recruited him to model. Alex has gone on to shoot forMichael Stokes & Justin Monroe.

Welp, it’s not even noon and I officially have the biggest lady boner.

GOOOOD LOORRRRDDDDDDD

I’m just going to leave this here

stahp it. 

Oh my good Lord, that gif……unnnnnnnnnnnffffffffffffffffff.

hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

I’ll be in my bunk.

kaitlin-kelly

alec-c-c-combo-breaker:

the-princess-scientist:

medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

Wait, doesn’t that render the class completely unteachable? Our country was founded on disobedience.

Considering our country was founded on it, yeah.

The craziest part is that censorship is often the favorite approach of people who haven’t read how badly it inevitably goes.

"Only the nonreader fears books."
- Richard Peck