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giraffepoliceforce:

"You can’t just change the race of cultural icons like Captain America! It’s an important part of their identity and message!"

Jesus: Ah yes.

Jesus: Can’t imagine who would do that.

Jesus: What a shame.

princess-tsukino:

Okay, time for Tabby to rant a little bit so buckle up or hop off the bus (heh)

I hear/read/experience a lot of people who are mad/annoyed/generally perturbed by how big of a crybaby Usagi is in the early arcs (and yes I specify early arcs because anyone with eyes can see how much she matures as the seasons pass). It’s really important to remember that she is a fourteen year old girl. I’ve said it before and other people have mentioned it before, so it’s not like her age comes as any surprised but still. She is fourteen. She’s a middle schooler in Japan who was literally thrust into this complex and intricate world of villains and monsters by a talking cat who gave her a magical brooch. That’s a tough pill for anyone to swallow, especially someone like Usagi who, in this life at least, has never really had to get her hands dirty. Before meeting Luna she’s a girly girl with bad grades and a hefty appetite who loves boys and video games and naps. She’s barely even left puberty! Isn’t it understandable she might be a little overwhelmed at times by the situations she finds herself in?

"But Tabby the other girls are young too. How can you claim her age makes her cry baby nature okay when the rest of the senshi are so much more mature than she is?"

You’re right. They are more mature. But it’s also good to remember who these girls were in their past lives. Ami, Minako, Rei, Makoto? They were soldiers, guardians tasked with the protection of the galaxy and of the royal family. They were born and bred to be strong, to protect others, to put the lives of their lieges and comrades above their own. Usagi was a princess. I’m not saying there isn’t a such thing as empowered princesses because that’s far from the truth (and in the manga Usagi even goes so far as to take her own life with a sword, so she’s no prissy cupcake either), but she was born into a different life than her guardians, with all of the privileges that came attached. She wasn’t exposed to the same manner of combat that the senshi faced, nor was she meant to. Once again, she never really needed to get her hands dirty. Sailor Moon may have been designated to lead the senshi on earth because the time had come for her to join her guardians in their fight but it does not change the fact that the others have always been better equipped to deal with the challenges they must face, both in their first life and in the one they are living now. Usagi may be a cry baby, but she is taking on so much more than was ever intended for her role. I’d say she does pretty damn well, considering. 

shellfish-machiness:

You know who else is underrated? Owl City. This introverted guy who wrote a bunch of songs on his computer in his parents basement. With lyrics like “reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn’t wanna live there” and “please take a long hard look through your textbook, cause I’m history” and he tweets stuff like “got groceries. Enough social interaction for the week” and “girl I ain’t no astronaut, but I need a little space” and I love owl city

How did the Louisiana Purchase happen?

ladyhistory:

Thomas Jefferson had one of those buy-some-land-get-the-whole-damn continent-free coupons which was about to expire on the 31st.

alynu:

trebaolofarabia:

life-at-taco-bell:

You would think that teenagers would be the rudest customers when really it’s mostly old, middle-aged people. 

Teens always look terrified as customers.

I am always terrified as a customer.

ms-kawesome:

The next time a man starts yelling at you, cut him off and tell him you just can’t talk to him when he’s being so emotional.

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

frecklestherobot:

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

One of my favourite shows:

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One of my least favourite shows:

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Do you see my problem

That you don’t actually like Doctor Who?

Hi.

You have not understood.

Gym Leaders and Elite Four: Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire - Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire.

(Source: a-world-of-our-very-own)

Post-War Legolas

askmiddlearth:

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Wow. Okay, I can answer some of your questions, while others will just have to be left up to interpretation/headcanons. Here’s what we know:

After the War of the Ring ended, Aragorn asked the members of the fellowship (including Legolas) to stay in Minas Tirith a while longer - it’s later revealed that he knew Arwen was on her way, and wanted his friends present for his wedding. Afterwards, they all travelled to Edoras for Theoden’s funeral (and after that Legolas and Gimli visited the Glittering Caves.) Then they went to Isengard, where the fellowship parted. Legolas and Gimli traveled north to visit Fangorn, as was their deal, saying “You shall come with me and keep your word; and thus we will journey on together to our own lands in Mirkwood and beyond.

So, presumably, after visiting Fangorn the two traveled north until they reached Mirkwood and Erebor, respectively. But just two years later Legolas returns to Gondor. This was because, right after the end of the war, he’d visited Ithilien and said “In days to come, if my Elven-lord allows, some of our folk shall remove hither; and when we come it shall be blessed, for a while. For a while: a month, a life, a hundred years of Men. But Anduin is near, and Anduin leads down to the Sea.” The references to the sea are important, because they remind the reader that, Ithilien or no, Legolas’s time in Mirkwood is over. He’s seen the sea, and the sea-longing is a strong force within him at this point (see this post for more information on sea-longing.)

So, knowing that his days in Middle Earth are basically numbered, he offers to spend some time in Gondor helping to repair Ithilien after centuries of warfare. And, since Legolas says himself that his coming to Gondor is dependent on his lord’s approval (that being Thranduil), we can only assume that Thranduil agreed to let Legolas leave Mirkwood. He and his fellow elvish colonists spent the next 120 years rebuilding Ithilien - successfully I might add - while staying close to Aragorn in Minas Tirith, and Gimli in Rohan (he was doing his own work in the Glittering Caves.)

Then, when Aragorn died in the year 120 of the Fourth Age, Legolas built a ship, and he and Gimli sailed west to Valinor, leaving Middle Earth forever. This part of the story is very vague - while Tolkien doesn’t say, it’s always been my assumption that he visited Mirkwood one more time before leaving. Whether any elves stayed in Ithilien after Legolas’s departure is a mystery. And whether Thranduil later followed his son west is also unknown.

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SOURCES: LOTR, LOTR Appendices

(Source: memewhore)