Posted 10 hours ago

bird0fhermes:

I’m crying oh my fucking god

(Source: omg-humor)

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kazu-kuns-corner:

stylinhiddlebatch:

All praise this fucking anime.

I’m rewatching it now…

(Source: shizutanii)

Posted 2 days ago

facetofacegames:

Check out the awesome Khans of Tarkir dice colors!

Posted 2 days ago
I really have to take issue with this: “the Western portion of the world, Westeros - the rich and civilized portion.” This isn’t true.

1. Westeros is poorer and less economically developed than Essos. It’s far less urbanized than Essos. It’s an exporter primarily of natural resources and can’t produce the advanced manufactured goods it imports from the Free Cities. Its financial system is really quite crude, especially in comparison to the large banks and insurance companies of Braavos. It has very few roads and none of them Valyrian; main thoroughfares like the Kingsroad don’t have bridges over major rivers but use fords instead; it lacks internal canals to connect major river systems.

2. Westeros is less politically developed. It’s only been politically unified for 300 years, and even that weak feudal state is extremely shaky and may not survive. Essos has had continent-spanning empires that lasted for thousands of years. It has much more diversity of political systems - republics with separation of powers and political parties, merchant oligarchies, elected tyrants, etc.

3. Westeros is considered less culturally developed. Essosi call Westerosi unwashed barbarians, referring to them by the inaccurate title of “Andals.” (reminds me of the way Americans and Europeans labeled various nationalities by incorrect names because they didn’t speak the language) The Essosi of the Free Cities are the blood of Old Valyria; the Ghiscari have their empire, the Dothraki have their prophecies of manifest destiny, and the Qartheen are the pureblooded descendants of the greatest city that ever was or ever will be. Westerosi nobles are sent to the Free Cities to get culturally enriched, not the other way around. In terms of cultural production, most mummers are imported from Essos, as Westeros has no tradition of theater.

When engaging with ASOIAF, you have to analyze the world of Planetos as it is, rather than automatically applying heuristics based on our own world. Assuming that west = rich, civilized, and east = the Other (because that’s how it’s been presented in the past) is falling into the same essentialist trap that Edward Said and others are critiquing.
racefortheironthrone, discussing how Westeros is not culturally superior to Essos (via racefortheironthrone)
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Posted 2 days ago

arboresqu:

gdi-fridays:

It’s time again

"Tunak Tunak Tun" (Punjabi: ਤੁਣਕ ਤੁਣਕ ਤੁਣ) or "Tunak", is a bhangra/pop love song by Indian artist Daler Mehndi released in 1998. At the time, critics complained that Mehndi’s music was only popular due to his videos that featured beautiful women dancing. Mehndi’s response was to create a video that featured only himself.

also gosh the lyrics to this are actually really sweet & great i never realised

Posted 2 days ago

thewarblerette:

mrthorinton:

clarabosswald:

so i saw this photo of a harpy eagleimageand i thought “woah what a noble beast” so i searched for more photos and i justimageimage

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this goes with almost all predator birds 

like look at this bearded vulture

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such a majestic creature

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but then it’s like

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or this scretary bird like woah so beautiful

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nope

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even good old bald eagle

like wow so regal

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LIFE LESSON: DON’T LOOK AT MAJESTIC BIRDS STRAIGHT ON.

Posted 3 days ago

Wazy Fact of The Day:

toxicure:

One time Tara Platt signed my boobs.

It was awesome. 

Posted 3 days ago

trigonyan:

lilsharko:

colony-drop:

kh-info-block:

TGS 2014 - Final Fantasy XV trailer.

"It’s been a long time coming… Almost there."

This trailer comes out alongside the news that Nomura’s officially stepped down as director of FFXV to focus on other projects — among them, KHIII.

this trailer totally sold it for me. I haven’t been this excited for a final fantasy in ages.

yo that car

I WANT TO BELIEVE THAT SQUARE ISNT IN THE TANK YET

A modernized visually stunning FF that plays like Final Fantasy 12? I’m sold.