When I grow up I want to be Ming-Na Wen.
She’s the voice of Mulan, as if she wasn’t amazing enough.
Real life superhero.
Did you know she was in that Jean-Claude Van Damme Street Fighter movie? Or that she was the main female protagonist in that Final Fantasy movie (did you also know Alec Baldwin was in it too)? I can definitely still remember her from her E.R. days so I forget that she’s got pretty impressive nerd cred too.
I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more of May’s backstory.
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Give me these robot leggings and a place to stand and I shall conquer the world.
"Sayaka didn’t JUST want to heal Kyousuke’s arm, she wanted him to LOVE her for it. Homura didn’t JUST want to redo time, she wanted to SAVE Madoka. Mami didn’t JUST want to be saved, she wanted to have FRIENDS and a FAMILY. Kyoko didn’t JUST want her dad to have his followers back, she wanted her family to be HAPPY.
You see, because they weren’t clear or honest about their wishes, they didn’t get what they truly wanted, and in the end, that is what caused their misery”
this anime is fucked up
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so tonight my philosophy professor had these nasty bruises all over her arms and she stopped mid-lecture to say “sorry you guys have to look at my bruised-up body, my friend brought a stripper pole over for thanksgiving and that shit is not easy. tip your strippers. tip your strippers well” and then immediately kept talking about philosophy
has anyone ever stopped to think about what ridiculous animals goats are
WHAT THE FUCK
HOW DID YOU EVEN GET UP THERE
ARE THESE ANIMALS EVEN REAL
????? ?? ? ???????//
SOMEONE FUCKING EXPLAIN THIS SHIT TO ME
Brownie in a mug
eating it now. so good,
Marcie this is positively sinful! So good and cheap and fast! thank you for reblogging it!
Never not reflagging
ITS IN THE MICROWAVE AS WE SPEAK
IN THE MICROWAVE AHHHHH
Do this all the time with my housemates~
I FOUND IT AGAIN HECKYEAH
"And just what the hell am I supposed to do with these?"
"I requested minions of darkness, and you gave my fluffy jellybeans."
I just spat my tea everywhere omfg what am I going to do
I’m fUKCINGN pEEING OH MY GGGGGGGGGODS
And this is what happens when a masterfully crafted katana collides with a masterfully crafted longsword.
Suck it, katana
And that is what happens when a masterfully crafted scalpel collides with a masterfully crafted guillotine.
Does nobody understand that longswords and katanas are two different kinds of tool?Longswords are essentially sharpened fucksticks designed to destroy the shit out of anything resembling armor that comes their way. They shatter bone, jelly flesh, and essentially fuck people up by sheer inexorable force of being a goddamn sharp steel bar.
Katanas don’t do that.They’re not meant to withstand collision with armor or a brick wall or a charging fully outfitted warhorsebecause the circumstances of its development didn’t call for that. It’s a precision instrument. It’s designed to be lightweight, outmaneuver, and find weak spots, not go barreling into people hack-n-slashing your way to victory. It’s a specialized tool.
In a sense this reflects a core difference between cultures; katanas are a shitton of work and preparation to make the execution as efficient and streamlined as possible, while longswords are more durably and simply made in response to a climate that would require a soldier to be a one-man battering ram in battle.
You slam any blade into any other blade and one of them is at least going to get chipped, because you’re NOT SUPPOSED TO FUCKING DO THAT.
Medieval European / Japanese sword-fighting manuals didn’t have “Now Clang the Swords Together and Totally Ruin Them For No Good Reason Whatsoever” sections. That sword-clanging crap is from movies because you want to show a 2 minute dancey sword-fight and have to do something during that time, because in real sword fights it’s either over in 25 seconds with one guy on the ground, dead, or it goes on for 4 hours as two guys in armor wear themselves out, slamming the broad sides of the sword against the armor.
Swords aren’t lightsabers.
This is like proving a Volkswagen Beetle is a “crap car” by running it into a bridge pylon at 85 mph. It’s a pointless demonstration, because you’re not supposed to do that.
Neither one of these weapons was invented to cut another sword in half, Both were invented to cut a GUY in half. In slightly different ways, but still.
Also, the sword is meant not just for attacking the other person, but moving whatever their weapon is out your way so you can make that attack. You want to get through their defenses as quickly and with as little energy expended as possible, which means you’re not going to do nothing but these wide, telegraphing cuts that are just wastes of effort. I don’t have experience with Eastern martial arts, but from a Western perspective, the four hour fights really weren’t a thing, partly because one person usually bested the other fairly quickly (or got hit with an arrow from a third party, etc.) or because they just got worn the fuck down.
A longsword rarely exceeds four pounds in weight; my own sword is a smidge over three pounds. This may not sound like a lot, but when you’re holding it and moving it constantly, and the weight is pulling on certain muscles for extended periods of time, it can cause muscle fatigue with surprising rapidity. That’s part of why one of the best exercises for swordplay is to simply hold the sword in one hand with the arm fully extended for as long as you can, then switch hands when you’re too tired, then repeat. And this isn’t even taking into account the weight of armor and other weapons and supplies (the best-armed fighters didn’t have just a sword, but their own minor arsenal, and they didn’t always have someone to carry it for them, especially if that someone was killed on the battlefield).
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Look at this little dapper man
he looks so damn fancy
oh my GOD
this cat needs reblogging again because ho adorable he is with his suit!
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SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE TO GET THIS
It’s by Kinekt, you can buy it here.
and here to your left we see society’s impossible to obtain standards for women
this makes me sick
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