jennyparks:

Catleesi, Mother of Cat-Dragons!
Prints and postcards available here: http://www.jennyparks.com/shop?category=Game%20of%20Thrones

jennyparks:

Catleesi, Mother of Cat-Dragons!

Prints and postcards available here: http://www.jennyparks.com/shop?category=Game%20of%20Thrones

purplespacecats:

Why do adults think “So what’s your major? Oh, and what are you going to do with that?” is acceptable small talk

What am I going to do with my degree? Hang it on the wall and cry, probably

Sigh. We think it’s acceptable small talk because we genuinely want to know. Because we care. Because a huge number of us are footing a pretty big chunk of the college bill. Because you are important to us, and we worry about you.

And there ARE acceptable ways to reply:

"You know, with the job market these days, I’m getting a little freaked out about the whole thing…"

"Well, I’d love to (fill in blank)… But if I can’t, I’ll try temping or substitute teaching until something opens up."

"I wish I knew! I started out wanting to (?), and I hate thinking I may have to do something else to pay off my loans."

Or try the time-honored, “I don’t know… What would YOU do if you were graduating right now?”

Adults are people, too, you know.

black widow #1 & hawkeye #1

curliestofcrowns:

freedominwickedness:

101st-analborne:

fallbeil:

mugenstyle:

eccecorinna:

wrathofprawn:

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever



pilots (◡‿◡✿) 
girl pilots (◕‿◕✿)
girl pilots killing nazis ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

But, remember, women never did anything in history.

This is laughably incorrect.
Fact 1: Although technologically obsolete as of WWII, the Polikarpov Po-2 “Kukuruznik” biplanes flown by the 588th Night Bomber Regiment were in no way ” the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world.” The Po-2 was first flown in 1929 and remained in production until 1953 due to its low cost and extreme reliability. It is, in fact, the second most produced aircraft in history, and the most produced biplane in history. The night bombers flew brand new, specially modified Po-2s fitted with bomb racks and machine guns.
Fact 2: The Po-2 was extremely quiet; Germans nicknamed it the Nähmaschine (“sewing machine”) due to the muted rattling sound its tiny little 99-horsepower radial engine made. The night bombers would fly these quiet little planes just a few meters off the ground, then climb to higher altitude, cut the engine, and glide to the attack point so that the Germans would have no warning of an incoming attack other than wind whistling through the wing bracing-wires. It wasn’t because the engines were unreliable, it was a planned attack pattern.
Fact 3: Saying “their leader flew over 200 missions” is both inaccurate and damning with faint praise. Whereas most combat pilots fly only one or two sorties per day, all of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment pilots flew multiple missions every night, with the record being eighteen missions flown back-to-back-to-back-to-back in a single night. By the end of the war, most of the “Night Witches” had around a thousand combat sorties under their belts.
The Night Witches were THAT fucking badass, and it pisses me off when people get it all wrong because they’re too damn lazy to do their homework.

it got better


Okay, aspiring screenplay writers… This needs a feature film, ASAP.

curliestofcrowns:

freedominwickedness:

101st-analborne:

fallbeil:

mugenstyle:

eccecorinna:

wrathofprawn:

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.

their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever

pilots (◡‿◡✿) 

girl pilots (◕◕✿)

girl pilots killing nazis ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

But, remember, women never did anything in history.

This is laughably incorrect.

Fact 1: Although technologically obsolete as of WWII, the Polikarpov Po-2 “Kukuruznik” biplanes flown by the 588th Night Bomber Regiment were in no way ” the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world.” The Po-2 was first flown in 1929 and remained in production until 1953 due to its low cost and extreme reliability. It is, in fact, the second most produced aircraft in history, and the most produced biplane in history. The night bombers flew brand new, specially modified Po-2s fitted with bomb racks and machine guns.

Fact 2: The Po-2 was extremely quiet; Germans nicknamed it the Nähmaschine (“sewing machine”) due to the muted rattling sound its tiny little 99-horsepower radial engine made. The night bombers would fly these quiet little planes just a few meters off the ground, then climb to higher altitude, cut the engine, and glide to the attack point so that the Germans would have no warning of an incoming attack other than wind whistling through the wing bracing-wires. It wasn’t because the engines were unreliable, it was a planned attack pattern.

Fact 3: Saying “their leader flew over 200 missions” is both inaccurate and damning with faint praise. Whereas most combat pilots fly only one or two sorties per day, all of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment pilots flew multiple missions every night, with the record being eighteen missions flown back-to-back-to-back-to-back in a single night. By the end of the war, most of the “Night Witches” had around a thousand combat sorties under their belts.

The Night Witches were THAT fucking badass, and it pisses me off when people get it all wrong because they’re too damn lazy to do their homework.

it got better

Okay, aspiring screenplay writers… This needs a feature film, ASAP.

Last year’s MUTTS Comic Conn tributes!

So we’re having brunch at an IHOP, and this guy walks up and says, “Hi, can I make your son a balloon sculpture?”  This is the result.

So we’re having brunch at an IHOP, and this guy walks up and says, “Hi, can I make your son a balloon sculpture?” This is the result.

n-a-blue-box:

welcome to the party, jane!

have a terrible doodle :)

(please do not steal and repost. please do not remove watermark)

hope ya like it

I love this.

Live or animated, still a beautiful moment.
(“Doomstroyer”)

melkior:

send hELP

OMG… The time lapse kills me!

philongfire:

Piece it altogether… ONE MOTHER-F***EN HELL OF A BATTLE

Oh, yes, it certainly is….but the grouchy ‘shipper in me is going, “NAT, WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING TRYING TO SAVE THE GUY WHO’S PRACTICALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE????  Your PARTNER and BEST FRIEND, the guy with NO SUPER POWERS, is drowning in Mr. Robotos!”

Every year, Patrick McDonnell celebrates ComicCon SanDiego with a series of strips in his Mutts daily.  I love this comic more every day.

Hulk and Black Widow…

Well, for all that said that the reports of a Hulk/Black Widow/Hawkeye triangle was misinformation and crap… this from Slashfilm.com’s description of the ComicCon trailer:

A quick shot of Widow and Hulk almost touching hands.

Still not to be believed?  Welll… love in the Marvel Universe is never easy, or smooth.  And Joss Whedon has a habit of gleefully toying with ‘shippers.  As someone reminded me, this is the man who gave us Buffy and Angel, then Buffy and Spike, and in the end didn’t get her together with EITHER (because strong women don’t need to be defined by their relationship to men, right?)  So…

POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT for BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (TV Series) - if you haven’t watched the full run, this is what happens. ‘shipwise.

Buffy falls for Angel, a vampire with a soul.

Natasha falls for Banner, a man with a monster inside him.

Angel tries very hard to resist his growing feelings for Buffy, because he is, after all, a vampire.

Banner refuses to get close to Natasha, for fear that he’ll hurt her.

Angel and Buffy finally get together, but their first intimate encounter results in the loss of his soul for a run on the TV show.

Conjecture: Banner and Natasha do become more than friends, but he Hulks out at a bad moment - maybe out of jealousy, maybe a loss of control in battle, who knows?  He may almost hurt her, or may hurt Hawkeye.  Bad either way.

Angel eventually regains his soul, but not long after leaves Buffy for her own good - staying with her is too dangerous for her, so his final act of love is to get out of her life.

World War Hulk, anyone?  Hulk is blasted off planet “for the good of the many” and returns quite p’ed off.

Spike, the antihero vampire without a soul, was revealed back when Buffy was still with Angel to have a bit of an obsession with her.

Avengers 1: Enter Clintasha.

Spike finds that his obsession has melded into a genuine love for Buffy - not without some fairly major setbacks (she dies, returns, they get together, but she’s only using him to touch her frozen emotions, he tries to rape her, flees in horror from what he almost did).  He eventually seeks out a way to get his soul back so he’ll be worthy of her - though it puts him totally in the loony bin for a while.

Clint, who considers Natasha his best friend and partner, discovers his deeper feelings - but she’s already with Banner.  So the Hawk watches… seeing things clearly from a distance… until the moment when he feels that he can, safely, admit his feelings.

Buffy eventually tells Spike she loves him, though he says she doesn’t mean it.  He is killed trying to help save the world.  

Clint and Natasha eventually get together… and then he dies when the Scarlet Witch completely loses it, as in the comics AVENGERS: DISASSEMBLED.

Just my conjecture, folks… take it or leave it.  If anyone wants to repost this with those image clips in it, please feel free to do so.

Avengers: Age of Ultron from ComicCon!

From Slashfilm.com:

Avengers 2 Comic Con footage description

We start on a city scape and the whole team is assembled in Avengers tower. They’re all hanging out. Drinking beer, joking, and Hawkeye tells Thor the whole no-one-can-grab-the hammer thing is “a circus side show.” He disagrees and Stark tries to pick it up. “If I lift it do I get to rule Asgard?” he asks. Yes, Thor says. He fails on a first attempt. “I’ll be right back.” He puts on the Iron Man glove. No dice. He and Rhodie try, both in their Iron Man gloves. Nope. Hawkeye fails. Banner tries and really exerts himself. Everyone gives him a look. Next up is Cap and he budges it which really gets Thor worried. However, having all failed Thor says he has a simple theory “You’re all not worthy.”  

Just then a huge screeching sound. “You’re all not worthy.” Enter a brutally broken, almost zombie like metal being. It’s Ultron. “How could you be worthy? You are all killers. You want to protect the world but you don’t want it to change. There’s only one path to peace… your extinction.” Just then a bunch of other robots fly in and we get the Marvel Studios logo.

Ultron continues in voice over with a bunch of other images. “I had a vision … the whole world screaming for mercy.” People running away, escaping. “Everyone tangled in strings.” Banner all sickly looking on a place. “Strinnnngs.” Massive battle scenes, Hawkeye and others helping people evacuate. Banner in the snow, then a random hospital, Scarlet Witch on a bus, Thor smashing a tank. Then Tony Stark “It’s the end,” he says. “The end of the path I started us on.” Widow adds, “Nothing lasts forever.” We then see a screaming Hulk and the massive Hulk Buster armor. Black Widow on the Harley Davidson, Quicksilver running around, Andy Serkis as a human (!?!), more explosions, Iron Man flying by what looks like a prison and shooting some soldiers. Hulk throws a car at the Hulkbuster and then punches him through it. A quick shot of Widow and Hulk almost touching hands.

The whole time, a song has been playing about strings. It’s very eerie and morbid. Finally, we get a fully realized, metallic, 8 foot Ultron. Referencing his statement “There are no strings on me” as his clenching fist turns into the circle around the “A” of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The title card.

Then, after that, we see Cap’s shild broken, Tony Stark looking down at it, the camera pulls back and we literally see every member of the team laying on the ground in tatters on what may or not be Thanos’ tomb. They look dead.

Wow. The footage is simply breathtaking. This is a wholly different, much bigger Avengers movie than we’re used to seeing. But don’t worry friends, I don’t think the Avengers die. That’s likely just a vision that Scarlet Witch makes Tony Stark see.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1 and I cannot wait.

thehappysorceress:

Baby Comic Alphabet by Sean Anderson

thehappysorceress:

Baby Comic Alphabet by Sean Anderson

My little boy David loves watching the Fantastic Four films, he especially loves Chris Evans and spends a lot of time playing at being Johnny Storm. I have to play the baddie and he defeats me. He’s got his walls covered with Johnny Storm pictures too and he knows all the lines. We were recently staying with my best friend Tom who lives in Manchester, England and found out that Chris Evans was coming to town. David was disappointed to find that we’d have already left before the film crew arrived so he sat down and made a card with some pictures for Chris Evans and wrote him a little note. I’ve never seen him sit so long at a table and concentrate! I wish I’d scanned it but I never thought. On the front he did a little picture of Johnny Storm flying across the sky and inside another picture of a scene from the first movie with some speech bubbles and he wrote a little note to Chris saying he was his favourite actor. His ‘uncle’ Tom promised he’d try to get it to Chris Evans for him. 

Tom took the card to the film site but security was so tight that he couldn’t get near anyone so he left the card with a note saying who it was from and that he was sorry not to get to take a photo for David’s birthday which was soon. The security guy told him to write down his address and he’d try to find someone to pass it to but made no promises as everything was crazy. That was on Friday 24th Sept. The following morning Tom received a special ‘next day delivery’ from Chris Evans! In it was a brilliant photo of Chris holding up David’s little card, a birthday card with a message from Chris Evans, he’d also signed two BluRay DVD covers with a little message on each for David. On one it said ‘FLAME ON!’ and was signed and on the other it said ‘DREAM BIG, BUDDY’ and was also signed. 

It was David’s birthday yesterday. When he saw the card from Chris he read it, looked up, read it again, asked us to read it for him then he just stared at it grinning just repeating, ‘‘really? not really! really? is it real?’’ When we told him what had happened he started to tremble a bit, ran to his room, ran back again and basically didn’t know where to put himself. He had actually seen the photo before his birthday but we’ve now had it framed and he knew about nothing else. For the rest of the day he kept running back to the card and picture to look at them for the millionth time. We haven’t been allowed to play the DVDs yet as they have to stay on display and no-one’s allowed to touch them. When he’d gone to bed at the end of the day, we were tidying the mess up and had a big panic because we couldn’t find the photo! We were just getting desperate when David’s older sister had an idea. She checked under his pillow and it was there! {x}