Thanks for the Invite….
Drawings from last nights pchat…
Thanks for the Invite….
Drawings from last nights pchat…
Tonight, we are PRINCESSES. >:m
So I didn’t realize how popular these Digimon Tags would be. I’ve gotten a few requests to make these before, but I held off until I recently relived my childhood watching Digimon on Netflix. So I figured I’ll let destiny pick out some DigiDestined among Tumblr.
winnersdigi-destined will pick out which crest they would like to receive.
- Reblog this post once for an entry to win
- Likes/Follows do not count, but appreciated
- Giveaway ends September 30th 2013, Monday at 11:59pm PST
- Winners will be announced October 1st 2013, Tuesday
Who will destiny choose to protect
the Digital WorldTumblr?
Just a couple days ago, I watched Air with three of my cousins: an eleven-year old boy, a ten-year old girl, and a six-year old boy. (Really, I only meant to show them the first two episodes! I was going to space them out! But the kids wanted to keep going till four hours later we couldn’t keep going, haha.)
When Asami is introduced, not very long after she took off her helmet — and I mean, during that scene, before the audience knows anything about her — the eleven-year old said, very definitely, “She’s a bad guy.”
"She’s not bad."
"Yeah, she is," he said, and his sister was nodding beside him.
So why, I asked (pausing the video), did they think Asami was bad?
"Because look at her," said the ten-year old, and we all looked at her.
Again, the eleven-year old said, confident, “She’s gonna be bad,” and the six-year old said, “She’s mean!”
But they didn’t know anything about her.
What they meant was this: media (and specifically children’s media, although certainly media intended for adults indulges in this too) has taught them that Certain Women Are Bad. This is something they expect now in the cartoons they watch, that a girl who wears make-up, who is very feminine, is — if there’s another girl who’s tomboyish or at least not overtly feminine — a Bad Girl. To my cousins, one of whom is only six, Asami was immediately pegged as Evil because a) she wears make-up and she’s feminine and b) she’s a rival for Mako’s affections. Thus she must be a bad guy, right? Korra likes Mako and Korra’s the Hero, thus she’s the Good Girl, so if Asami likes Mako, that means Asami is the Bad Girl. “She wears short skirts, I wear sneakers,” etc.
But of course, Asami is one of the kindest characters in all the Avatar universe. She’s friendly, she’s gracious, she assumes the best of everyone, she’s fun and sweet, outgoing and confident. When she learns that Korra likes Mako, she doesn’t turn on Korra or make demands of her. Only when Asami realizes that Mako likes Korra back does she call anyone out, and the only person she calls out is Mako. She defends Bolin from Mako when Mako gets angry with Bolin for spilling the beans re: the kiss, and she still stands by and supports Korra.
By the end of the season, all my cousins loved Asami. They were all furious on her behalf with regards to the love triangle, and her final confrontation with her father had the eleven-year old heartbroken.
Media matters. Children’s media matters. Kids learn from the shows they watch and the books they read. What they learn, often, is that there are right ways to be a woman and wrong ways to be a woman, when the truth is that there is never a wrong way to be a woman. I hope there will be more Asami Satos in the fiction my cousins consume in the future: more Asamis, more Korras, more Lins and Pemas, Jinoras and Ikkis; that my cousins won’t always need me to be there with them to explain it doesn’t matter if a woman wears short skirts or sneakers, neither or both, because these things do not define her worth.
Asami, the most interesting character on the show. And I was incredibly pleased that she didn’t turn out to be a “bad guy”.
I’m still mega mad on her behalf. Mako’s an ass for the way he dealt with the situation. This girl gave up her life and turned on her family to stand by him; and even when she suspected he was falling for Korra, Mako looked her in the eye and said, “I love you.” Then not even a day later, makes out with Korra on a cliff. WOW.
Wow. you are the first person who I am kind of glad asked your question anonymously because I don’t want to know you.
as a reader of my work I want you to listen to me very carefully: you have major major issues. almost every line of your question reeks of complete misunderstanding of yourself as a man and of women in general.
it’s okay to find yourself more interested in something than others, of course it is, it’s okay to like Cyclops more than Jean Grey, but for you to draw the line at women characters not being interesting to you because you are a man or that you think I am being manipulated by some bitching women is really out there.
and as a reader of the X-Men whose entire philosophy is about tolerance and understanding… you are missing the point.
YEAH BENDIS! YOU TELL THAT GUY!
Scientists discover most relaxing tune ever
Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.
Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.
Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.
The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly
That’s why you wrap it before you tap it.
So many baby brothers to take care of. Poor Dick. All I can say is; stop collecting robins Bruce! (The girls do just fine because they’re awesome.)
Down the Bat-Pole
Ok, so inspired by this weeks question about X-men’s penises, I’m wondering about Batman’s sexual prowess. Sure, the canon material mentions he had relationships with few of the usual Bat-world suspects like Selina Kyle, and Vicky Vale, but I’m wondering how good is he actually in bed. Is he the dark stallion, or a bat-fart.
The way I see it, things can go two ways - very bad: since he’s so obsessed with vengeance/guilt/need for justice/plain ol’ sadism, he’s too focused on the dark side of life/human emotions to have much knowledge and experience in casually dating and fucking department (In his formative years did he go to booze-fest sorority-parties? No, he meditated on some god-forsaken mountain peak and brooded!).
So that means he could be actually pretty incompetent when it’s time for hanky-panky, and, consecutively, all of his hanger-on babes could actually mean even less than assumed to him, and are actually more or less subtly manipulated just to acknowlege he slept with all of them to keep on the appearance of him being a confident playboy.
Not so bad: He focuses all the lust, need for love he never had and/or never can have and of course his vast agility into incredible magic in bed. He picks them by the hundreds, goes on banging the living daylight out of them and they most probably feel like they wresseled Killer Crock for 12 rounds afterwards, but it was one of the most overall extreme physical exercises they’ll experience in their whole life.
The downside is that he does it mechanically, animalistic. His dick is so powerful like there’s a green Power ring around it, but his eyes are still those of sad and lost 10y.o. boy. Which can also make problems with real, true love interests.
First of all, thank you, because I will never get the image of Bruce Wayne ragefucking some poor debutante while his eyes pool with tears at the eternal pain at having lost his parents as a child. I may never be able to read a Batman comic again.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t answer the question. I assume Bruce has to do some sexy times to maintain his reputataion, although it’s certainly way less than the public believes. But if he never had sex with the candy draped around his arm, eventually someone would figure it out, and Bruce’s cover would be blown. So Batman has a vested interest in banging skanks, is what I’m saying.
As for his skill level? Well, since the defining characteristic of the modern Batman is that he’s prepared for any eventuality, this means he has prepared for a situation that he literally has to fuck his way out of. At some point — unlikely as it may sound — Batman’s sexual technique may be the thing that saves his life, so I imagine Batman is ready to pull some mindblowing tantric craziness. Obviously, I think Batman would try to avoid this situation as much as possible — if he had the chance, he’d start to seduce someone, but then render them unconscious — but if his penis is the only thing standing between him and the destruction of Gotham City, he’s ready.
And a note on Batman’s penis, which I thought of last week and feel compelled to share with you — I don’t think it’s the biggest penis out there, just like Batman’s not the biggest, strongest dude. Batman’s body is the human body at its maximum physical potential, which means his penis is at the maximum potential, too. Which isn’t entirely about size, but also concerns girth and shape. It can’t be too big, because that could hurt some folk, plus it would probably get in the way of his crimefighting. There’s some perfect size ratio out there for providing maximum sexual pleasure to the greatest amount of people, and that’s where Batman’s penis is at. Now someone ask me about Superman’s dick.