Being a Geek

Jul 24

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victoriancuddler:

needlesslydefiantwithtea:


“Countless others have come before you, seeking weapons or weaknesses or battle strategies!”

this is one of the truly brilliant things about this show. while most kids’ shows will have good vs evil conflict, atla has a war. a real war, between people, with all the moral greyness and points of view made clear. the fire nation isn’t evil: it’s a repressed country under the strict control of its ruler. we’re shown how history is altered and propaganda is taught as fact, so the people grow up moulded to hate all other nations.
and then we get lines like this, which make us stop and think wait, is what the other nations are doing really right? after all, Ba Sing Se was supposed to be a haven, but turned out to be repressive and full of lies.
in this case we know that Aang is justified, and we trust him to do what’s right because he has such high moral standards. then we get to the finale and all that is challenged again.
it’s just a brilliant show guise.

I would also like to point that even after Aang is gone, 170 years later, and Korra enters Ba Sing Se— absolutely nothing’s changed. It keeps being a city of oppressors and oppressed.

victoriancuddler:

needlesslydefiantwithtea:

“Countless others have come before you, seeking weapons or weaknesses or battle strategies!”

this is one of the truly brilliant things about this show. while most kids’ shows will have good vs evil conflict, atla has a war. a real war, between people, with all the moral greyness and points of view made clear. the fire nation isn’t evil: it’s a repressed country under the strict control of its ruler. we’re shown how history is altered and propaganda is taught as fact, so the people grow up moulded to hate all other nations.

and then we get lines like this, which make us stop and think wait, is what the other nations are doing really right? after all, Ba Sing Se was supposed to be a haven, but turned out to be repressive and full of lies.

in this case we know that Aang is justified, and we trust him to do what’s right because he has such high moral standards. then we get to the finale and all that is challenged again.

it’s just a brilliant show guise.

I would also like to point that even after Aang is gone, 170 years later, and Korra enters Ba Sing Se— absolutely nothing’s changed. It keeps being a city of oppressors and oppressed.

(Source: agentsokka, via kyrek-doe)

zeeewa:

deaf iranian girl who wears rather large, beautiful rings to punch the people who disrespect her

zeeewa:

deaf iranian girl who wears rather large, beautiful rings to punch the people who disrespect her

(via helenaisis)

fuckyeahpaganism:

Satyr & Nymphs by W. Bouguereau

fuckyeahpaganism:

Satyr & Nymphs by W. Bouguereau

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crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

(via helenaisis)

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Jul 23

scienceisbeauty:

The Evolution Of The Batman Logo till 2012. Check out all about the Batman’s 75 Anniversary on the corresponding DC Comics page.
(Image via Imgur)

scienceisbeauty:

The Evolution Of The Batman Logo till 2012. Check out all about the Batman’s 75 Anniversary on the corresponding DC Comics page.

(Image via Imgur)

(via unusualjourney)

oldnerdybasterd:

Finn and Fisheye
cosplayed by Steven Meissner and Kit Quinn
Anime Expo Saturday July 5, 2014

oldnerdybasterd:

Finn and Fisheye

cosplayed by Steven Meissner and Kit Quinn

Anime Expo Saturday July 5, 2014

(via misskitquinn)

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New episode. #TWD #TheWalkingDead #TelltaleGames

New episode. #TWD #TheWalkingDead #TelltaleGames