mijbilcreatures:

Proud to introduce my custom Mini Munny Thorin Oakenshield! :)

The amount of work behind this fellow was honestly huge! Just to provide an example, the tiles of his armor are entirely handmade one by one, and there’s 42 of them on his arms alone. :)

I tried to be as detailed and close to the original as possible. The belt buckle, coat pattern, boot tips & arm bracers mimic the outfit he wears in the movies, I used real metal beads for Thorin’s braids, and of course I gave him a tiny replica of his sword, Orcrist (which can be removed from his hand). 
The base I used is a 4 inch Kidrobot Mini Munny. 

Here is my original blog post with the full photoset:
http://mijbilcreatures.blogspot.se/2014/07/thorin-oakenshield-munny-art-toy.html

While Thorin is available for sale here.

Hope you will like him! :)

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thepartyponies:

I want a movie where Jude Law and Mark Ruffalo fight for RDJ’s hand in marriage.

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doodlur:

"Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast and i will catch it."

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fablepaint:

What if, instead of tropical fish tanks, you had a live video stream of a section of coral reef? Every time you “fed” the fish, it would be a button you clicked to donate to the reef’s protection. As more you “feed” the fish, you’re granted more access to other reefs. And nightvision cameras are included so you can see your wild pets at night too without disturbing them with harsh lighting.

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Perfect for folks like me who love fish, but do not love cleaning tanks.

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“My idea of rich is that you can buy every book you ever want without looking at the price and you’re never around assholes. That’s the two things to really fight for in life.”
— John Waters (via corpsecaddy)

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mtvother:

Chris Pratt isn’t the only star who hit the gym for Guardians of the Galaxy.

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fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Paint seems to dance and leap when vibrated on a speaker. Propelled upward, the liquid stretches into thin sheets and thicker ligaments until surface tension can no longer hold the the fluid together and droplets erupt from the fountain. Often paints are shear-thinning, non-Newtonian fluids, meaning that their ability to resist deformation decreases as they are deformed. This behavior allows them to flow freely off a brush but then remain without running after application. In the context of vibration, though, shear-thinning properties cause the paint to jump and leap more readily. For more images, see photographer Linden Gledhill’s website. (Photo credit: L. Gledhill; submitted by pinfire)

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daeranilen:

daeranilen:

Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

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oregonfairy:wildeles:

Baby elephant drinking. When they are this young, they don’t yet know how to use their trunks to drink water.

so it just suBMERGED ITS FACE THAT IS SO PRECIOUS

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damianimated:

LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK

We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?

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Did you guess yet?

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If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.

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Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…

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Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

imageHave you guessed it correctly? Have you really?

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Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”

Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!

This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.

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Richard Armitage in Conversation - 2 September - Email from the Old Vic

From: “The Old Vic”
Sent: 31 July 2014 11:24
Subject: Richard Armitage in Conversation - 2 September

Richard Armitage in Conversation

We hope you enjoyed your recent visit to The Old Vic to see The Crucible. Following the overwhelming critical acclaim for Yaël Farber’s powerful revival of Arthur Miller’s classic drama, The Crucible, we are delighted that Richard Armitage will be in conversation on The Old Vic stage on Tuesday 2 September at 5pm to talk about his career and his role as John Proctor.

Priority booking for members opens today.

Tickets £5 - may be restricted view

Premium Tickets £10 - best seats in the house

Booking details

* Thursday 31 July at 10am: Priority booking opens for Production Partner, Artistic Director’s Circle, Producers’ Circle and Benefactor levels*
* Monday 4 August at 10am: Priority booking opens for Patron and Associate levels*
* Tuesday 5 August at 10am: Priority booking opens for Premium Friends*
* Thursday 7 August at 10am: Priority booking opens for Friends*
* Saturday 9 August at 10am: General Public^

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hattedhedgehog:

In which Dís is fed up with idiots and fighting and decides to do something about it, saving the day with her awesomeness and now everyone can go home.

i really hope this happens because that would be amazing 

If only pj would film this XD

gwendolynstacy:

i don’t think it’s possible for baby harp seals to be more adorable if they tried:

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just look at 

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their little bodies!

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and noses!?!?!

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and their big eyes!!!

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and the way they slide all over 

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and thIS ONE???

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IT’S SMILING LOOK AT IT

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BABY SEALS ARE PRECIOUS THAT IS ALL 

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“i just need to get my shit together”
— me in 2009/2012/this time last year/a minute ago/next year probably 

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