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Whiskey Sours & Super Powers

Part geek, part glamour

burymeinyellowhenidie:

Eartha Kitt as Catwoman

Eartha Kitt IS Catwoman

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alexstrangler:

Couple more designs for @boldasbrasstattoo Disney Charity Day. The left is a mermaid from Peter Pan and the right is Gadget from Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers. Super stoked about this day. I get to tattoo super cute disney stuff and it’s all going to charity for a children’s hospital.

alexstrangler:

Couple more designs for @boldasbrasstattoo Disney Charity Day. The left is a mermaid from Peter Pan and the right is Gadget from Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers. Super stoked about this day. I get to tattoo super cute disney stuff and it’s all going to charity for a children’s hospital.

wildwildeyes:

sourcedumal:

lady-yuna:

2srooky:

mockingatlas:

prismatic-bell:

Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?

Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.

But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.

The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.

It starts with Rue.

SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT

This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though. 

It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.

But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.

So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her. 

When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.

Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.

And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena. 

And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts. 

She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.

In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in. 

Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.

Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread. 

Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag. 

The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.

The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.

So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition. 

Rue was the real Mockingjay.

Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?

Rue’s whistle.

Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.

The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.

That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book

(Bold emphasis on the previous post was mine)

Katniss is tinder but Rue is the spark that actually sets the fire. I LOVE this explanation. Rue is the one who really triggers Katniss’ actions and all of their aftermath.

And the fact that they kept Thresh’s actions and emotions towards Rue and her death in the film was so important—I don’t like how he gets pushed into dusty corners when we talk about character feels and tributes’ actions in Hunger Games discussions.

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ruckawriter:

Caption: A couple shares a moment at the Lincoln Center fountain on August 1, 2014, in New York.
Photo credit: AP Photo/John Minchillo, found at The Atlantic: InFocus.

ruckawriter:

Caption: A couple shares a moment at the Lincoln Center fountain on August 1, 2014, in New York.

Photo credit: AP Photo/John Minchillo, found at The Atlantic: InFocus.

wintesoldieriscoming:

caseybruce:

Black and unarmed. A black man is killed every 28 hours by a cop or vigilante.

Remember the names of unarmed Black men who were killed by police or vigilantes. This is only a short list, please reply with other names so we may remember these men.

Trayvon Martin
The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida.  Martin was a 17-year-oldAfrican American high school student. He was unarmed and headed home after buying skittles and sweet tea from a gas station close to his home. George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old multi-racial, Hispanic-American, claimed to be the captain of the Neighborhood Watch was the neighborhood watch coordinator cl for the gated community where Martin was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place. Zimmerman, against the instructions of the Emergency dispatcher pursued Martin on foot calling him “the suspect.” When the case garnered international attention, sparking protests all over the world, the state of Florida filled charges against him 46 days after Martin’s death. Zimmerman was tried for second-degree murder and manslaughter, and found not guilty on July 13, 2013.

Ervin Jefferson
The 18-year-old was shot and killed by two security guards — also African American — outside his Atlanta home on March 24, 2012. He was unarmed and his mother says he was trying to protect his sister from a crowd that was threatening her.

Amadou Diallo
22-year-old Amadou Ahmed Diallo, a Guinnea-Bissau immigrant, was killed when four white, New York police officers in plain clothes fired 41 shots at him; 19 of which hit his body. The officers said they thought Diallo was reaching for a gun when they shot him in the doorway of his apartment. It was just his wallet. During the trial, the officers admitted that they never considered the situation (four strangers in an unmarked car with guns approaching a guy on his stoop at night) from Diallo’s point of view. They were acquitted of all charges

Patrick Dorismond
The 26-year-old father was shot to death in 2000 during a confrontation with undercover police officers who asked him where they could purchase drugs. An officer claimed that Dorismondwho was unarmed, grabbed his gun and caused his own death. The incident made many wonder whether the acquittal of officers in the Amadou Diallo case (see above) sent a signal that police had a license to kill without consequence

Ousmane Zongo
In 2003 Officer Bryan A. Conroy confronted and killed Zongo in New York City during a raid on a counterfeit-CD ring with which Zongo had no involvement. Relatives of the 43-year-old man from Burkina Faso settled a lawsuit against the city for $3 million. The judge in the trial of the officer who shot him (and was convicted of criminally negligent homicide but did not serve jail time) said he was “insufficiently trained, insufficiently supervised and insufficiently led.”

Timothy Stansbury
Unarmed and with no criminal record, 19-year-old  Timothy  Stansbury  was killed in 2004 in a Brooklyn, N.Y., stairwell. The officer who shot him said he was startled and fired by mistake. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly called his death “a tragic incident that compels us to take an in-depth look at our tactics and training, both for new and veteran officers.” A grand jury deemed it an accident.

Sean Bell
Hours before his wedding, 23-year-old Sean Bell left a strip club that hosted his bachelor party, jumped into a car with two friends, and was killed when police fired 50 shots into his vehicle. Police say they opened fire after Bell rammed his car into an unmarked police van filled with plainclothes officers. They say they followed Bell and his friends outside the club suspecting that one person in their group had a gun. Referring to Bell and his friends, Mayor Bloomberg told the Associated Press ”there is no evidence that they did anything wrong.” A judge acquitted the officers of all charges in 2008. 

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A black man is killed by the police every 28 hours in the United States.

(Source: Mother Jones)

themarysue:

joeyart:

Since Its comic con week. here’s Wonder woman riding a 2 headed black rainbow pega unicorn while holding a 2 head lightsaber. the horse shoot out lighting from their unicorn too

A+

themarysue:

joeyart:

Since Its comic con week. here’s Wonder woman riding a 2 headed black rainbow pega unicorn while holding a 2 head lightsaber. the horse shoot out lighting from their unicorn too

A+

micdotcom:

President Obama’s statement on Robin Williams’ death.

micdotcom:

President Obama’s statement on Robin Williams’ death.

(via popculturebrain)