I guess no matter how hard you try, you can’t escape your past.
talk street magic to me
drawing power from the metro lines
illusionists busking illegally, shimmering lights disintegrating as they run
plant mages tending tiny rooftop and windowbox gardens
elementary kids learning basic sigils on the playground
We sat down with Norma Flores, who sweated and toiled in the fields while her peers spent their time doing homework and having childhoods. Here’s what she told us about the shockingly modern face of backbreaking child labor…
#5. Your Food is Harvested by Children (and It’s Perfectly Legal)
"I started working full time when I was 12, but I’d been working in fields since third grade. There’s no daycare out [there], so parents bring their kids … [The kids] start by bringing buckets, water, picking up apples that had fallen off the tree. Casual, light stuff. And they gradually do more and more. It’s not uncommon to meet kids who have been working since they were able to walk."
When the Melissa McCarthy led Tammy came out, it made less than a lot of analysts predictions and lead to a lot of disappointed rumbling. This is surprising because the film made a lot of money at the domestic box office, relative to its budget (it cost $20 million to make, and took in a little more than that in just its opening weekend.)
So why were people so disappointed? Probably because Melissa McCarthy’s films have a history of ridiculously overperforming. (The Heat, Bridesmaids, Identity Thief). For Melissa McCarthy, incredible return on investment is the norm.
When I examined the 100 highest performing films in 2013 and 2012, as well as films released so far in 2014, a pretty clear pattern emerged: female-led films leave male-led films in the dust, once you pay attention to their production budget. Melissa McCarthy is just an extreme example of this trend. I’ve included highlights from my analysis under the read more.
TLDR; Looking at box office take relative to production budget, female-led movies have overperformed for the past three years.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying,
“i will try again tomorrow.”
Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.
I saw the tweets about this today, and I was like oh yeah, I remember hearing about that.
And then I saw the pictures and just— wow. What it would have meant to have these women in the movie, all this time. I can’t properly articulate it but it’s hitting me unexpectedly hard.
Wow thats a shame, even a nice old lady too. These Space Valkyries should have been left in.
They really should have.
I lived, ate, and breathed Star Wars from age 2 until 2005 when RotS finally beat the enthusiasm out of me, and I have NEVER, EVER in all my reading on behind-the-scenes and makings-of heard of these shots. It’s a shame there was no relaunched edit of the original trilogy they could have slipped these in OH FUCKING WAIT THERE’S BEEN LIKE 3 OF THOSE NOW.
Fuck. FUCK. Whoever decided to edit out and bury these needs to french kiss an angle grinder.
I want to see the old lady in the A-Wing. Seriously, it’s like, she’s somebody’s grandma. Some kid in the Outer Rim Territories got greased by the Empire for seeing something she wasn’t supposed to see, and her grandma, the bush pilot, decided “Fuck this, I’m gonna strap on an fighter and make the Empire fucking PAY for the moment it decided to fuck with MY FAMILY.”
DON’T. MESS. WITH. GRANDMA.These are quickly being put into the “always reblog” category.
Whenever there is a war, there are women who are warriors. Then they get erased from history. Happens in real wars and fictional ones alike.
Heaven has chubby, rosy-cheeked cherubs fluttering through blue, cloudless skies on improbably tiny wings.
Hell has Armoured Searobins crawling on mud and rock with their four, spindly fin spines.
These fish get their name from the bony scutes that cover their body. They live fairly deep in the sea, and find prey by scouring the ocean floor with their elaborate barbels.
Fishermen sometimes catch them, and then have absolutely no idea what on earth they’re looking at.
You can’t blame them. No-one really knows what a demon looks like.
Images: NOAA/何宣慶/D Ross Robertson
if I was ever accused of murder, I’d have a really hard time providing an alibi
"Miss, what were you doing on the night in question, between 5pm and midnight."
"Um, watching Netflix and talking to strangers on the internet while alone in my apartment?"
Finding a vegan dog bone is proving difficult -_-
Because dogs are carnivores, with identical digestive systems to wolves. There is no such thing as “vegan bone.”
Hint: plants don’t have bones.
god fucking damnit stop feeding your dog fucking garbage or get a fucking rabbit if you must have a ~vegan pet~
lmao vegan dog bone
A stick. The item you’re searching for is a stick.
bolding above comment because I laughed right the fuck out loud
I once met a vegan dog. It was unhealthiest looking animal I have ever seen.