I took a Disney princess calendar, December’s issue of Cosmopolitan (courtesy of my roommate), and some double-sided tape and made R a new calendar for 2014. I give her calendars every year, but I think this is the best one yet!
P.S. She really likes it! I don’t think I’ve seen her that excited about a gift ever, haha. Mission accomplished.
Dammit, guys, this is why people think we’re insane.
Hands down one of the greatest posts I have ever reblogged on here
i don’t think you understand just how long i’ve been waiting for that to be turned into an audio post. there are literal tears in my eyes.
I had one of these growing up and I was such shit at it I literally have never heard one used for anything other than plonky, labored renditions of ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ in my living room. This is gorgeous.
my brother has one of these. last i knew he was learning to play kpop songs on it
Family: You’d be happier if you went out and socialized more
josh hutcherson’s parents are probably called josh hutcherdad and josh hutchermom
actually their names are chris hutcherson and michelle hutcherson
So tell me,
When did you graduate from Killjoke University?
2004 i was valedictorian
Human Scar CosplayCan we just applaud the facial expression, hair and makeup? Jesus fucking Christ, talk about effort
Now with hyenas!
This is the best thing I have ever seen
Only the sexiest of men wear velvet suits.
I’m just waiting for someone to add a picture of Ruki to this
The rise of 3D printing has introduced one of the most ground-breaking technological feats happening right now. The most exciting part, through, doesn’t have anything to do with printing cars and fancy furniture, but in producing human tissue, otherwise known as bioprinting. While it’s still early days, the future of bioprinting looks bright and will eventually result in some major advantages for society, whilst also saving billions for the economy that is spent on research and development.
Disney vs. 7 early fairytales
The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up). Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales. Especially Bluebeard. We need a Bluebeard adaptation.
Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself.
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away.
"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this
I am so happy about this post, you have no idea.
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