Remember that time Gandalf convinced the whole party to flee so that he could take out the Balrog and not have to share any of the XP? Shows up the next session with fancy new robes and everything. What a jerk.
Best literary analysis ever.
Haha omg I’m laughing too hard
UNCLE DO U KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS
I CAN FINALLY FULFILL MY DESTINY AS A TRAGIC ANTIHERO
I WILL PROBABLY HATE THE AVATAR BLINDLY DUE TO SOME SAD PERSONAL BEEF FROM MY PAST UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS THAT MAKES ME REALIZE I WAS WRONG ALL ALONG GIVING ME A CHANGE OF HEART AFTER WHICH I WILL HAVE DRASTIC CHARACTER GROWTH AND AN ATTRACTIVE NEW HAIRDO TO MATCH
I WILL BE THE SEXUAL AWAKENING FOR PREADOLESCENT CHILDREN EVERYWHERE
FULL SPEED AHEAD
im too old for this shit
Supermodel Karlie Kloss was photoshopped to look less thin for a Numero campaign. There are so many things wrong with this. Models are forced to be incredibly thin to fit a certain aesthetic, but when they do, they’re so emaciated that they have to be photoshopped to not look sick.
Robin Hardy, a former creative director at Vogue, has commented on the practice of photoshopping to cover up the aesthetic and health costs of extreme thinness:
“At the time, when we pored over the raw images, creating the appearance of smooth flesh over protruding ribs, softening the look of collarbones that stuck out like coat hangers, adding curves to flat bottoms and cleavage to pigeon chests, we felt we were doing the right thing…
But now, I wonder. Because for all our retouching, it was still clear to the reader that these women were very, very thin. But, hey, they still looked great!
They had 22-inch waists (those were never made bigger), but they also had breasts and great skin. They had teeny tiny ankles and thin thighs, but they still had luscious hair and full cheeks.
Thanks to retouching, our readers… never saw the horrible, hungry downside of skinny. That these underweight girls didn’t look glamorous in the flesh. Their skeletal bodies, dull, thinning hair, spots and dark circles under their eyes were magicked away by technology, leaving only the allure of coltish limbs and Bambi eyes.”
Ahh I never new this got so much attention! Yay! This kind of thing getting awareness makes me so much happier than that other picture…
I’ve never heard of this before, but this is SO INCREDIBLY telling. We all know of models being photoshopped to look thinner, but in reality some of these people are so thin to the point of unhealthiness that people in power, not wanting to show the public what has been done to these models, purposely reverse-photoshop them to look healthier, because God forbid we be forced to come to terms with the overwhelming pressure we put on women to be thin.
Just….wow. Can’t even handle this right now.
^From my personal blog, hopefully that made some sense and didn’t come across as problematic.
This makes me cry.
"The Rekindle Candle is a candlestick holder which collects the melting wax to form a new candle. As the candle burns, melting wax drips from the candle and accumulates inside the transparent stem where a length of wick is centrally located. Once full, the new molded candle can be removed from the central section to start the process again."
What Happens When You Drop A Magnet Inside A Copper Tube… (via Digg)
I was eating a sandwich and about 3/4 of the way through the video I realized I had stopped chewing and was just sitting there with the food in my mouth in awe of what I was watching. I may have forgot to breathe too
I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the phenomenon, but it has to do with changing magnetic flux as the magnet moves through the tube due to gravity, and an induced magnetic field being generated to oppose that change in flux. Thus, the magnetic force resisting gravity.
(I’m a little fuzzy on this, naturally. Feel free to correct me :V)