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i-cant-stand-up-without--you
thenewgothicromance:

"It’s a really interesting thing where Pete was kind of writing in a character, and the weird thing is that it’s like me, it’s as if I wrote the lyrics, but I didn’t. And I’m not being narcissistic, it’s really cool, like it’s impressive to me how well he has me figured out"
(Patrick about What a Catch, Donnie)
thegeekinquestion

thenewgothicromance:

"It’s a really interesting thing where Pete was kind of writing in a character, and the weird thing is that it’s like me, it’s as if I wrote the lyrics, but I didn’t. And I’m not being narcissistic, it’s really cool, like it’s impressive to me how well he has me figured out"

(Patrick about What a Catch, Donnie)

thegeekinquestion

i-cant-stand-up-without--you

aber-flyingtiger:

rupeerose:

teafortrouble:

megg33k:

I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.

This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.

Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.

My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.

I’d never even considered this but I support it

heronfem

dyannehs:

dragons-and-angst:

dragons-forever-and-always:

sallykie:

angelika-pickles:

chibipika:

itistimetodisappear:

dragons-and-angst:

sallykie:

Hiccup’s left-handedness and inability to kill Toothless. 

He takes care to hold the knife right-handed while declaring himself a Viking and preparing to stab Toothless, but switches it back to his left hand once he realizes he can’t do it, and chooses to cut the ropes to set Toothless free instead. 

Animation error or a symbolic parallel of his decision to stay true to himself instead of following the norms of his society?

(I’m siding with symbolism on this one, considering how obvious the animation of him changing the hand holding the knife, and then later staring at it with a guilty expression, is.)

I think there was a post circulating a while ago that explained something about how everyone would have been trained to hold weapons in their right hand … ? So even though Hiccup is left-handed we sometimes see him holding weapons in his right hand and supposedly that’s historically accurate and not an error. But I do think it’s very significant that he’s left-handed in the first place. :)

omgomg love these explainations

Yeah, one does not simply “accidentally” flawlessly animate a character switching a tool between their hands twice without a very good reason.

He’s not holding it right-handed tho.  He’s putting his left hand on the butt of the handle, because he’s about to drive it through the hide of a dragon.  He’s putting his dominant hand on top because it’s stronger.  If he was right handed, his right hand would be on top to push.

Can you give me a source, please? I tried to google that just now, but couldn’t find anything. All the instructions I find for holding bladed weapons, tell that the dominant hand is the one that goes closer to the blade. Is it actually different for a two-handed reverse grip? The closest thing I could find was about hockey bats, where which hand should be further down seems to be up to debate (same with shovels). 

I mean, the hand that is gripping the knife more firmly/securely does seem to change

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I assumed it was a handedness thing, not just a reverse grip thing. But come to think of it, I haven’t managed to find anything on two-handed reverse grips (is that even a thing…), so it’d be very interesting for reference purposes if you could elaborate on that.

In the second movie he was holding the bow in his left hand while pulling the string back with his right.(If I remember correctly)  So I think that the idea that he learns to fight with his right hand holding the weapon it correct.

Ahh I’m trying to find the post I mentioned but unfortunately I can’t seem to find it. I think it might have been dyannehs who explained it? But I could be wrong.

Anyway, forgive me if I’m wrong about this stuff because I’m not a history expert but … It makes sense that modern-day advice would be to use your dominant hand, but at the time I know being left-handed was frowned upon. (People thought you were possessed by the devil if you were left-handed or something like that.) I don’t know a ton about Viking culture, but I know in colonial America they forced kids to do everything right-handed; at school they would even tie your left hand behind your back and force you to write with your right hand if they caught you using your left hand. And I assume that was some old-fashioned belief that had been passed down for generations … Sorry this is getting really long. :P Point is, I think vikings were most likely taught to use their right hands––not because it was necessarily advantageous, but because of this cultural belief that being left-handed was bad.

Yes, I did talk about that.

There was actually no cultural stigma attached to being left handed that we know of.  That stigma actually arrives with Christianity.  Prior to Christianization, there would have been nothing particularly bad about being left-handed.  Vikings just trained right handed because that’s what they did.

Being martially ambidextrous was really cool.  It was noteworthy and awesome.  When people in sagas use their weapons with their left hands, it’s impressive, not bad.  People were likely just trained right-handed.

You actually see Hiccup switching back and forth a little in the second film, though he does mostly use his right.  He was simply trained to use his weapons that way.  You actually see Astrid in the first movie switching hands quite a bit.  She holds her axe in her left and right hand fairly evenly.  And she’s cool as hell by their standards.  So left-handedness can’t be a bad thing, or else she wouldn’t do it publicly.  She’s just training herself to be ambidextrous.

But the symbolism idea is cool.  Every movement in animation is done consciously.  It’s an artistic choice.  It could be due to visual appeal or it could be a mistake they liked. It could very well be symbolic.  I like that.  I like that a lot.

kleiner-wolfy

blindsprings:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

alliseeisthewarpandimgoingmad:

fearandlothering:

niceliwright:

fearandlothering:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE

They all need a good punch in the D, tbh.

47% of gamers are female.

47% of gamers are female.

47% of gamers are female.

47% of gamers are female.

  1. 47% of gamers are female
  • 47% of gamers are female

And did I mention 47% OF GAMERS ARE FEMALE.

IN FACT WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PORTION OF THE GAME-PLAYING POPULATION THAN BOYS 17 OR YOUNGER.

THESE STUDIES WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC - BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWN AND RUN E3 SO FUCK YOU AND YOUR MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT YOU ASSHOLES.

Flawless commentary warrants another reblog. :)

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