1. hotsendotsen:






    This scene still breaks my heart each and every single time I watch it.

    Azula was a terrible, horrible person. She would have set the world aflame and laughed over the broken carcass of her brother.

    But she was fourteen.

    She was so ruined and twisted by her childhood and by her nation, driven to insanity by the expectations placed upon her.

    Azula was bad and yet I can’t help but feel so terribly sorry for her.

    "I don’t have sob stories like all of you."


    "My own mother….thought I was a monster.
    She was right, of course, but it still hurt.”

    actually, i think one of the shows strengths is that they didn’t shy away from what a horrible tragedy this was. even though she was clearly a villain and did unspeakably awful things, this scene was still framed as sad. there was no celebrating- they just look at her sadly.

    the music for the battle that leads up to this moment is sad too- it’s an epic battle, visually probably one of the biggest things done in the entire series, and they could have played it with thumping, energetic, dangerous music. but instead it’s quiet and somber. because the whole scenario is heartbreaking, and they know it.

    i think the fact that a kid’s show had so much respect for it’s viewers and their ability to understand the complexity of this situation is what makes avatar great.

    Her dad, OP, just say her dad. Her ~nation~ wasn’t who placed unreasonable expectations on her, that was her dad. Her character arc was completely tragic, yes, but omitting the identity of her abuser (and I am inclined to pluralise that b/c the treatment she received from her mother wasn’t exactly A+ parenting either) diminishes the role he played in that arc and minimises the fact that parental abuse had a direct impact on how she turned out.

    ^ this

    And yeah, their mother was totally complicit in creating Azula the villain.
    "She was right, of course…" is played as a punchline, but it also tells us that the way Azula coped with her mother’s rejection was by assuming the identity of the monster she feared. By rejecting Azula, Ursa pushed her closer to Ozai, the real monster, a man she feared and knew was an abusive, manipulative tyrant.

  2. tastefullyoffensive:

    Video game store makes the most of their broken shutters. [x]

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  3. killerbeesting:

    Richard Sandler

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  4. D&D Stats Explained with Tomatoes




    mindchildofmadness submits:

    Strength is being able to crush a tomato.

    Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.

    Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.

    Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

    Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.

    Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.



    If I stop reblogging this assume I’m dead

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  5. I think my favorite thing about Pac Rim is that it gave us the term Drift Compatible


    because in English there is no good way to explain a very deep, often, platonic, love and understanding between two people of the same or opposite sex. The closest thing we have is best friend and that doesn’t dig deep enough for some people or explain the absolute love between people that has nothing to do with sexual or romantic desires.

    I don’t want to fuck you or romance you, I want to love and understand you on such a deep level that sometimes its like we share the same mind. We’re drift compatible.

    Yes and also, mutually co-piloting a giant robot to kick the shit out of world-destroying hellbeasts more accurately represents that type of relationship.

    (via stepintomyheadkid)

  6. I brought #Starscream to work with me today, and at lunch he tried to overthrow my sandwich, but as usual he uh…bit off more than he could chew.


  7. kaehzar:

    hello yes I’m a writer my daily activities include not writing

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  8. daggerpen:



    but they kept the servents black alright this is one of the ugliest things i’ve ever seen in my life


    I am not sure I have ever seen a better use of that reaction gif.

    (Source: darvinasafo, via stepintomyheadkid)

  9. delicately-interconnected:



    It’s actually a pretty good example of people using identity politics to absolve themselves of complicity in oppressive systems.

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  10. stuffman:


    People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

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