it really pisses me off how easy it is to get sad and then how long and hard it is to get happy again like what the fuck man thats not fair
i really like the idea of a fantasy setting but in modern times. elves on smart phones and taking pictures for their instagram. dwarves getting into console wars and calling each other casual gamers. mages casting dangerous spells for the vine. i want it.
What would it be like if the U.S. was war torn like Syria? A new video by international NGO Save the Children imagines just that, through the eyes of a young girl:
The disturbing video features shots of the girl as she goes about her normal life over the course of a year. The video begins and ends with the child celebrating her birthday. Between shots, we see how her life changes dramatically as war ravages her country.
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT WHY DOES IT ONLY HAVE 32 NOTES
This is so, so important.
Vanity Fair Oscar Party Photo Booth (2014)
BE CUTER I DARE YOU.
LITERALLY ME WHEN I THINK ABOUT GRADUATING
Excuse Jack’s face, he’s high. Also kept Rapunzel’s bangs cause it seems like you guys liked it…
Is that why ancient Greek statues are all lacking in that area?
Classicist to the rescue! Short answer: yes. Long answer: It’s a bit more complicated than that, of course.
The reason we see so many statues that look like this (naked, buff, not-well-endowed guy looks into distance) is because it’s a trope that’s come up several times in Western art history. Most recently, the Renaissance and Neoclassical periods saw it used heavily because it emulated the statues done in ancient Rome. Those statues in turn were emulating an ideal that (some of) the Greeks, particularly after about 500 BCE, held.
This aesthetic goes hand in hand with several others in Greece — one of which was the athletes’ nudity in the Olympic games — intended to show off the (young, buff) male form. It’s considered by Classicists who study Greek art history to actually be a homosexual ideal, particularly that of the eromenos, or “beloved”, younger member in a male homosexual partnership, who was typically in his teens (hence why these statues are not bearded) and not yet (heterosexually) married. In sexual relations, he was expected to be (what we today would refer to as) the bottom, and thus emphasis was not placed on his genitals by sculptors and artists of the time. The other male aesthetic ideal, that of the erastes (“lover”), was typically older, bearded — think of all the bearded guys you see on Greek pottery — and (almost always) clothed.
(The association of big dicks with barbarians was derived from the fact that non-Greek men were not believed to conform to the erastes/eromenos relationship ideal, rather being more interested in heterosexual sex no matter their age.)
No wonder Xena chose Gabrielle.
Hank is such a tops dude its awesome
this is the most reasonable and helpful thing ive seen said on this subject and it takes into account that the person who said these things is a 16 year old boy and i remember dealing with 16 year olds and a lot of them were just as awful if not worse than this they just didnt have this many people listening to them heres hoping the message sticks and nash grows up as a more thoughtful and respectful person than he seems to be now
Game of Thrones costuming details.