Sebastian and Chris + keeping Marvel secrets

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fursasaida:

greencarnations:

ineffably-crowley:

sparkafterdark:

glumshoe:

sparkafterdark:

tenaflyviper:

He is, however, perfectly willing to fuck with time and reality.
And also steal your infants.

He didn’t steal anything. She literally asked him to take the baby. Don’t make him the bad guy just because she was a shitty sister.

I think you are severely misinformed as to how baby ownership works.
It was not her baby to give.
David Bowie is unquestionably the villain.

Which do you think existed first, modern custody legislature, or the goblin king? 
The girl was entrusted by her parents with the care and custody of the child. By the laws governing the goblin king and his transactions, the girl was the current rightful owner of the child and made a deal with the king to take the child. Perhaps you’re not familiar with english folklore. Fae have rules, they’re tricksters, they can be sneaky, but they never break the rules.

Slammin’ it down in the Labyrinth fandom tonight, kids.

look it my kitty

…the whole point of the movie is that Sarah is her own villain, for crying out loud. The villains are all inside her, whether they’re her parents or specifically her stepmother or her brother for being inconvenient or Jareth. That’s why it’s a coming of age story. Her quest, her growing up, is about seeing others for who they are—whole, real people, with real reasons for what they do—and not obstacles or nuisances or interruptions. Coming to value the world around her as much as her interior one. (Which does NOT mean giving up her interior world—that’s why it ends with the “should you need us” scene.) Her whole arc with Hoggle is basically a fable-ized version of that exact coming to terms.
Also all of the above stated is true re: Jareth and fairies and rules, of course. But the key with Jareth, as it usually is with fairies, is consent. He can’t do anything she doesn’t agree to, though he can make navigating that consent very tricky. Which is the other half of the above realization, of course—in order to see people as people and not as villains, Sarah has to realize that she has power over herself, her actions, her choices, her perceptions. This moment of her growing that little bit up is a transitional moment, which is why the entire episode is catalyzed by fairies, but fairy tales are very rarely really about the fairies. They’re about the results thereof.
(psst blackhorseandthecherrytree)

fursasaida:

greencarnations:

ineffably-crowley:

sparkafterdark:

glumshoe:

sparkafterdark:

tenaflyviper:

He is, however, perfectly willing to fuck with time and reality.

And also steal your infants.

He didn’t steal anything. She literally asked him to take the baby. Don’t make him the bad guy just because she was a shitty sister.

I think you are severely misinformed as to how baby ownership works.

It was not her baby to give.

David Bowie is unquestionably the villain.

Which do you think existed first, modern custody legislature, or the goblin king? 

The girl was entrusted by her parents with the care and custody of the child. By the laws governing the goblin king and his transactions, the girl was the current rightful owner of the child and made a deal with the king to take the child. Perhaps you’re not familiar with english folklore. Fae have rules, they’re tricksters, they can be sneaky, but they never break the rules.

Slammin’ it down in the Labyrinth fandom tonight, kids.

look it my kitty

…the whole point of the movie is that Sarah is her own villain, for crying out loud. The villains are all inside her, whether they’re her parents or specifically her stepmother or her brother for being inconvenient or Jareth. That’s why it’s a coming of age story. Her quest, her growing up, is about seeing others for who they are—whole, real people, with real reasons for what they do—and not obstacles or nuisances or interruptions. Coming to value the world around her as much as her interior one. (Which does NOT mean giving up her interior world—that’s why it ends with the “should you need us” scene.) Her whole arc with Hoggle is basically a fable-ized version of that exact coming to terms.

Also all of the above stated is true re: Jareth and fairies and rules, of course. But the key with Jareth, as it usually is with fairies, is consent. He can’t do anything she doesn’t agree to, though he can make navigating that consent very tricky. Which is the other half of the above realization, of course—in order to see people as people and not as villains, Sarah has to realize that she has power over herself, her actions, her choices, her perceptions. This moment of her growing that little bit up is a transitional moment, which is why the entire episode is catalyzed by fairies, but fairy tales are very rarely really about the fairies. They’re about the results thereof.

(psst blackhorseandthecherrytree)

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mrchinchill reblogged your post mrchinchill said:DON’T BE HATING … and added:

OH I WILL MAKE IT WORSE cos those cutie pa-boo-ties also have some sweet booties u-u as in lovely bums. But they probs

http://media.giphy.com/media/BbQrNk32kD064/giphy.gif

mrchinchill said: DON'T BE HATING ON GHOSTS THEY'RE CUTIE-PA-boo-TIES :3

OMFG CHIN YOU MADE IT WORSE I CANT BELIEVE YOU

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grizzlyhills:

flightcub:

interretialia:

life-of-a-latin-student:

ratwithoutwings:

i’m so upset

I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb

they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!

I can’t

present active boōpresent infinitive boāreperfect active boāvīsupine boātum

Recte!

image

if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter

do they speak latin because it’s a dead language

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Tags: literally me

iwillneverdropmysword:

masteradept:

american-ruby:

ohfalada:

Also their clothes (pockets, pockets, pockets).

if stuff is made for men, it’s practical and helps them be human beings
if stuff is made for women, it’s pretty and helps us be decoration

You forgot, the stuff made for women is also more expensive

Will never NOT reblog stuff such as this.

iwillneverdropmysword:

masteradept:

american-ruby:

ohfalada:

Also their clothes (pockets, pockets, pockets).

if stuff is made for men, it’s practical and helps them be human beings

if stuff is made for women, it’s pretty and helps us be decoration

You forgot, the stuff made for women is also more expensive

Will never NOT reblog stuff such as this.

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breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

(via musicalmenace)

Tags: ferguson

wearewcc:

So You Want to be a Web Developer
Bridge the gap between your coding knowledge and the information you need to turn that knowledge into a job.
How much code did I really need to know?
How will I find clients when I don’t have experience?
What does the full web design and development process really look like?

wearewcc:

So You Want to be a Web Developer

Bridge the gap between your coding knowledge and the information you need to turn that knowledge into a job.

  • How much code did I really need to know?
  • How will I find clients when I don’t have experience?
  • What does the full web design and development process really look like?

dash:

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code

Knowing how to code is mostly about building things, and the path is a lot clearer when you have a sense of the end goal. If your goal is “learn to code,” without a clear idea of the kinds of programs you will write and how they will make your life better, you will probably find it a frustrating exercise.”

sayersroar:

As repetitive as Donald has made it seem, this is actually a really cool website. Check it out.

Do yourself a favor. Learn to code. Here’s how.

boomeyer:

I’ve said this to my non-techie friends countless times. It’s no secret that being able to code makes you a better job applicant, and a better entrepreneur. Hell, one techie taught a homeless man to code and now that man is making his first mobile application.

Learning to code elevates your professional life, and makes you more knowledgeable about the massive changes taking place in the technology sector that are poised to have an immense influence on human life.

(note: yes I realize that 3/5 of those links were Google projects)

But most folks are intimidated by coding. And it does seem intimidating at first. But peel away the obscurity and the difficulty, and you start to learn that coding, at least at its basic level, is a very manageable, learnable skill.

There are a lot of resources out there to teach you. I’ve found a couple to be particularly successful. Here’s my list of resources for learning to code, sorted by difficulty:

Novice

Never written a line of code before? No worries. Just visit one of these fine resources and follow their high-level tutorials. You won’t get into the nitty-gritty, but don’t worry about it for now:

Dash - by General Assembly

CodeAcademy

w3 Tutorials (start at HTML on the left sidebar and work your way down)


Intermediate

Now that you’ve gone through a handful of basic tutorials, it’s time to learn the fundamentals of actual, real-life coding problems. I’ve found these resources to be solid:

Khan Academy

CodeAcademy - Ruby, Python, PHP

Difficult

If you’re here, you’re capable of building things. You know the primitives. You know the logic control statements. You’re ready to start making real stuff take shape. Here are some different types of resources to turn you from someone who knows how to code, into a full-fledged programmer.

Programming problems

Sometimes, the challenges in programming aren’t how to make a language do a task, but just how to do the task in general. Like how to find an item in a very large, sorted list, without checking each element. Here are some resources for those types of problems

Talentbuddy

TopCoder

Web Applications

If you learned Python, Django is an amazing platform for creating quick-and-easy web applications. I’d highly suggest the tutorial - it’s one of the best I’ve ever used, and you have a web app up and running in less than an hour.

Django Tutorial

I’ve never used Rails, but it’s a very popular and powerful framework for creating web applications using Ruby. I’d suggest going through their guide to start getting down-and-dirty with Rails development.

Rails Guide

If you know PHP, there’s an ocean of good stuff out there for you to learn how to make a full-fledged web application. Frameworks do a lot of work for you, and provide quick and easy guides to get up and running. I’d suggest the following:

Cake PHP Book

Symfony 2 - Get Started

Yii PHP - The Comprehensive Guide

Conclusion


If there’s one point I wanted to get across, it’s that it is easier than ever to learn to code. There are resources on every corner of the internet for potential programmers, and the benefits of learning even just the basics are monumental.

If you know of any additional, great resources that aren’t listed here, please feel free to tweet them to me @boomeyer.

Best of luck!

the-goddamazon:

sixpenceee:

sixpenceee:

Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.

SOURCE

I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

This is so important.

(via zinge)