The notorious character type who bobbed her hair, smoke cigarettes, drank gin, sported short skirts, and passed her evenings in steamy jazz clubs, where she danced in a shockingly immodest fashion with a revolving cast of male suitors.”
“The New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date— to work her own property, to live free of the strictures that governed her mother’s generation. (…) She flouted Victorian-era conventions and scandalized her parents. In many ways, she controlled her own destiny”
Although traditionally used in Judaistic texts as a word simply meaning “destruction,” Abaddon is later personified in Christian texts (and Christianity’s various offshoots) as an actual being.
Given titles like “Lord of the Pit,” “King of the Locusts” and “The Destroyer,” Abaddon has been said to have a number of attributes and also to have committed various acts.
According to some texts, Abaddon was originally the angel Muriel, who gathered the dust that formed Adam. Others say that he was actually the angel tasked with sealing Satan into Hell. Apparently, he didn’t stay an angel forever, though, as later writings describe him as living on a throne of maggots and commanding an army of locusts that are shaped like horses with human faces and scorpions’ tails.
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Anyone feel like ripping their hair out, but lacking motivation? Check this out!
Here’s a local tattoo story:
An elderly woman walked into a tattoo shop downtown one day, and politely asked if there was time to do a small rose on her arm. After signing the necessary paperwork, she was greeted by a much-tattooed artist who took her to one of the chairs and prepared her arm.
After having a brief conversation, and prior to starting, he sat up straight and said, “I have to ask. Why a rose, and why now?”
The elderly woman briefly smiled with her eyes closed. When she opened them, she looked him in the eye and said, “Because I want something beautiful, and something I chose myself.”
She then removed the other sleeve of her sweater, showing him the numbers tattooed on her forearm. She was a Holocaust survivor.
Fuck this asswipe and his condescending opinions. He knows nothing.
^ Perfect response.
and if any of you white people respond with “wait but I didn’t do that. that was in the past”
i need you to check your privilege
and then drink bleach if you think your hands aren’t dirty
Guilt doesn’t transfer from generation to generation. I am not magically accountable for something my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather MIGHT have done. Also;
>social justice blogger
>telling people to kill themselves
I love that there’s a blog called “this is white culture” that is solely devoted to bad things white people did, not their cultures at all. So I guess I can make a blog called “this is black culture” and post gang and crime records and that’s 100% okay. Or “this is Muslim culture” and make it all about terrorism.
But wait, you cry. Not all black people are criminals and not all Muslims are terrorists. That’s unfair! And racist!
WELL GOLLY GEE DO YOU THINK SO? Because saying that all white people are responsible for the Atlantic slave trade sounds pretty racist to me, given that, you know, that was between the African slaveholders and the British and Americans and had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with my ancestors, who were incredibly poor farmers and serfs from Ireland and Lithuania who had to flee to America at around the turn of the century (by which time slavery had already been abolished in the US) because they were being treated like slaves. Even if they had been living in America at the time when slavery was legal they wouldn’t have been able to afford a slave; in fact they probably would have been working with them in the fields and treated about the same, since the first slaves in America were actually white serfs. But please, tell me more about how dirty my hands are because of circumstances surrounding my birth that I could not control and continue to treat me differently based on the color of my skin without actually knowing anything about my heritage, I’m sure that isn’t racist at all!
It’s not really the same as saying all black people are criminals or something though??? like I’m not going to agree or disagree with any ‘side’ here but you have to recognize that an individual committing a crime is not the same as an entire culture committing racially motivating oppression and enslaving another culture
so really you shouldn’t act like the two are the same because it’s like comparing apples to genocide
…Can we just say both of you are right and leave it there?
Because you both have fair points, if you take the time to read everything said here.
The length of this scene that the Chinese version has makes a hell of a lot more sense than the 40 seconds of footage we got. Not necessarily the content but the composition of the scene.
Tony is literally re configuring himself. There is no way anyone can convince me that he doesn’t have Extremis at this point. The electromagnet may have pulled the shrapnel out but he had access to those throughout IM/IM2 and Avenger’s. He could have done that at any time if you go with that theory. Plus, the shrapnel may be gone but the cavity in his chest where the reactor lay is still there. And, he has already injected the transmitters in himself early in the movie. So yeah, Extremis, Tony, he has it.
What bothered me the most is the flippant way they dealt with it. This ‘little circle of light’ as Tony describes it to Bruce in Avenger’s changed his life so entirely. It changed his world view, the direction of his company, his moral compass. It changed the entirety of Tony’s life. He told Bruce that it was a ‘terrible privilege’ and yet in less than 40 seconds of film he disposes of it?
I felt it cheated not only the fans but wiped out so much of the journey that this character has taken over the past 5 years. I totally and utterly understand why they did it. To set up Tony with an Extremis reveal for Avenger’s but it could have and should have been handled more compassionately.
The arc may not define Tony but it did shape his character, helping to turn him from Howard’s genius child and Obadiah’s shadow puppet into the man Tony grew to become. Tony Stark the child entered that cave and Tony Stark the man left it and the arc reactor and what he endured to get it is a huge part of that transformation. It took three and three quarter movies to create, shape and characterize this man’s story and less than 40 seconds to end this act of it.
The only thing that gave me any comfort is Tony’s last line.
“I’m a changed man now. I AM Iron Man.” Indicating that he did indeed inject himself with the Extremis code and the suit and he are now literally one.
There had better be some Bleeding Edge armor and mind controlled satellite manipulation in Tony’s Avengers future otherwise this character, played with a brilliant sympathy by a gifted actor just took a pointless left turn into a dead end,
Uh thank You for that, I also felt cheated when they just disposed of the Arc Reactor like it was some kind of trinket X_x
I just feel like I have to give my opinion on this because a lot of people seem really unhappy but I feel like the point – at least the point made to me – was missed?
I think the reason most people are initially upset is because of the sentiment attached with the reactor. It changed Tony’s life, it changed his views, it rocked his world (get it~).
Tony Stark is not a terribly sentimental person. Very rarely do we see depictions of sentiment with his character (Dum-E being the most notable). Pepper is, and it’s Pepper who saves the first reactor (which he told her to scrap) and gives it to him. When Tony removes the reactor, what does he give her? The shrapnel. In the shape of a heart. Proof that Tony Stark has a heart.
Tony doubts himself throughout the entire movie.
The man who wears the suit is Iron Man.
He is not Iron Man.
He does not feel sure of himself, sure of his place in the world, and he feels no real convictions. It sort of hits him that being a superhero is hard.
The glamor of being a knight in shiny, titanium-alloy armor is gone. He suffered because of New York. He had an experience that has also changed his life, much like Afghanistan.
When he destroys the suits, when he removes the reactor, he is accepting that it is not the suits who make Iron Man. It is not the little light in his chest that makes Iron Man.
He makes Iron Man.
He is Iron Man.
That, I feel, was the entire point of the movie. Tony was rarely in his suit and a majority of his heroic deeds were performed without the aid of “being Iron Man.” He was a man.
And that’s why, as much as the reactor means to me – being a fan of Tony, I understand the choice. Why would Tony choose to keep it? Don’t get me wrong, I think the situation could have been handled more carefully, but the idea was still there for me.
Tony Stark is Iron Man.
Iron Man is Tony Stark.
Iron Man has nothing to do with suits and arc reactors.
This. Even in the comics, the arc reactor was a crutch that Tony used until he was ready to make himself whole. If you like the character development that he had through the arc reactor, I don’t understand the desire to stop his character development there. Tony Stark is always evolving.
besides, hasn’t he been saying all along “I am Iron Man”? There’s a point in the movie where Harley (that is the little kid’s name right?) has just made his appearance and he’s poking at the suit and iirc he calls the suit Iron Man and Tony has to be like well technically I am Iron Man
idk man the fact that at the end he threw away the glowy blue object and the ridiculous number of suits and could still call himself a superhero and still say I am Iron Man was important
You didn’t think too deeply about this did you? Of course not. If you were prone to thinking deeply about things… you probably wouldn’t be a Feminist, now would you?
I’m screaming “THAT’S THE POINT THAT’S LITERALLY THE POINT YOU JUST MADE THE EXACT POINT” at my computer screen right now.
ALWAYS REBLOG KAT DENNINGS SLAMMING SLUT SHAMING
At this rate, Colbert might actually be held accountable in the near future for making transphobic jokes.
Go trigger warn some shit
That’s not transphobic, though. He’s making a point that because the LGBT agenda is “barreling forward at full-speed” that the B and T of LGBT is being left behind. Everyone is focusing on the L and the G that there are people who have no idea what the B and T even stand for. He’s not being transphobic or making a slight meant to make fun of or harm the bi and trans* community. He’s making a point that no one is focusing on them because they’re focusing on the lesbian and gay community.
Mother. Fucking. This.
People really need to realize that EVERYTHING Colbert says while on camera is satire.
Satire: The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the cotext of a play, novel, fiilm or other works.
He is not making a transphobic joke. He is not honestly saying that bi and trans people do not count/matter/exist. He is making humor in order to shed light on the fact that they are forgotten.
He is doing this to raise fucking awareness that there is more to LGBT than LG. He is raising a big flag that says “Hey, don’t forget about these guys. They count. They matter. Why aren’t you doing anything about them? Why aren’t they discussed?” He is not trying to say “They don’t matter.”
So please stop with the self righteous, self pity, “social justice” comments unless you know what you are talking about.
The Equality Illusion (via lesilencieux)
princess bubblegum is the best character on the show
i actually like being up early i just don’t like getting up early
YOU PUT THIS IN WORDS
right so, I bought those red glasses for a Jane cosplay…only to get actual glasses that are red like a month or so later, so I don’t need those anymore
~*~*~*OK. WHAT YOU CAN WIN (WOWEE)*~*~*~
- those red glasses
- that pearl necklace
- I’ll make you a Jane shirt in your size
- I’ll make you cookies OR I’ll make you a Lil’ Seb plush. I don’t feel like making both so you only get one.
rules or whatever
- like it
- reblog it
- signal boosting is really neat
- this is over on June 4th, leave your ask box open
ahhhhhhhhhh I NEEEEEEED THOSE GLASSES