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July 24 2017

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xturtletrashx:

endreal:

franklyunfabulous:

drnerdlove:

avotica:

breelandwalker:

obstinate-nocturna:

bemusedlybespectacled:

Gomez gives out better relationship advice than like 90% of dudes.

Gomez Addams is a suave motherfucker who loves his wife more than his own life.

Everyone should want a Gomez. He’s p cool.

Gomez and Morticia Addams actually have a very loving and extremely healthy relationship, both in the old TV show and in the more recent movies. They were also one of the first television couples to be shown to have an active (albeit offscreen) sex life. Their frank attitude towards sexuality was shocking in its’ time, but their relationship and their family dynamic is actually more functional and more…dare I say it…sane than most families portrayed on TV.

The comedy in the show came from the family’s “odd” lifestyle, rather than from infighting and petty bickering, or worse, as was common on other shows of the time, thinly veiled references to spousal abuse. They didn’t make fun of each other or act like their children were creatures from another world. Were they strange and outside of social norms? Yes. Were they united in creating a loving home and being good, supportive parents? Absolutely.

These two support and adore their children, care for an aging mother and an estranged brother, put family before everything, and they love each other, wholly, fiercely, without reserve. They are every bit as much in love after at least a decade of marriage as they were the day they met.

Relationship goals. LIFE goals.

Just remembered in the second movie when their third child became “normal” for a period and although they were shocked and didn’t know how to handle it, they didn’t mistreat the child or love it any less. They accepted the difference, even though it was hard for them. 

Reblogged for truth.

❤️❤️❤️

Posts about Gomez and Morticia Addams are almost always uplifting and I’m happy to have them on my dash, but I think my favorite bit about this conversation is what Gomez is actually saying to Fester.

It’s nobody’s surprise that many of the aesthetic and thematic elements of The Addams Family in its various incarnations are influenced by Gothic tradition (not goth, that mostly came later. And not Goth, that was much much much too early), and I think Gomez’s words are a dead bullseye in terms of Gothic mentality.

“Make her feel like she’s the most sublime creature on earth”

The sublime is a recurring theme throughout Gothic literature. Although the word (like “awesome”) has lost a lot of it’s original luster over the intervening decades, sublime doesn’t really mean elevated and lofty (or even heavenly) as it’s often used today, but rather something possessing the power and grandeur to induce awe and veneration in the mind of the beholder. Although less than divine, something sublime possessed a wildness and power that transcended human ability to control…or even to comprehend.

Sublime is standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon leaning as far as you dare over the railing and still not being able to see the canyon floor below. Sublime is warrior-queen Galadriel being tempted by the One Ring. Sublime is waking up in the middle of the night in the heart of a wild thunderstorm.

“Make her feel like she’s the most sublime creature on earth”

Gomez isn’t advising Fester to treat a woman he fancies like a princess, or even elevate her to pedestal of angelic nature (who’s idea was it to equate femininity with purity anyway? What a laughable and historically damaging idea. Shame on whatever dead (probably) white dudes promoted that!)

Gomez is advising Fester that if he truly loves a woman he must do everything he can to remind her of how she’s an untameable force of nature who’s grandeur brings him to his knees in awe and terror. Just like Morticia, for Gomez.

I’ll sign off with one of my most favorite quotes of all time, because it feels suddenly very relevant:

“When I find myself surrounded by so much beauty, I feel as if I am the eye of a hurricane.”

- -Sanjay Kulkarni

reblogging again because this got even better

July 07 2017

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illogicalilse:

In light of the current political (and comic) climate, I thought my traditional Fourth of July meme post needed an update

July 06 2017

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icpe:

Oblivion, comics #1

June 15 2017

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kovir:

bethesdanpc:

miyku:

chaoslovemore:

miyku:

reading the comments, people are like “wtf?” But it’s basic math.

That statue is probably around $350. You have a “gold edition” steelbook, and the covering is probably leather, so that’s gonna run upwards at about $75. You have 4 lithographs, and lithographs can be priced at about $25 a pop, so that’s about  $100 there. You got a regular steelbook, that’s gonna be about $30. An artbook about $40. Map and Art cards, about $35. And then the amulet, which might run up about $60. And then the soundtrack, which is about $25. So let’s do the math.

$350 + $75 + $100 + $30 + $40+ $35 + $60 + $25 = $715.00 plus the name branding, which is about another $50 or so dollars, so yeah.. I say that’s about right.

“So what’s inside? You get a hand painted statue, special case to hold everything, art book, stickers, paper map and a cloth map (exclusive to the Xbox One version), special steelbook for the discs, Witcher medallion,  soundtrack CD, and 2 decks of cards, which are physical versions of the in-game card game Gwent (also exclusive to the Xbox One version). “  (x)

Same went for the ps4 version, except they didn’t get the cloth map and the Gwent cards.

And the price? $150. 

And even if you didn’t buy the collector’s edition, on PC you still get a pdf of the artbook and the complete sountrack plus some other stuff like comics and wallpapers.

So yes, $800 is a ridiculous and unreasonable price.

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this edition is $160 and contains everything in the $800 one except the lithographs and the second “regular” steel book

“doing the math,” ubisoft is charging you $640 for four lithographs and a steel book

June 14 2017

gaminginsanity:

girls don’t want boys, girls want The Elder Scrolls VI

kvitulven:

when will my single player rpg games return from war

aspiringhuman:

coldeyesthatburn:

How much of the “i hate being an adult” is really just feeling the crushing preasure of capitalism

Bruh like all of it

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misscontraption:

mitunathehelicaptor:

tagging nsfw is hilarious like it’s just like you’re in a room with a shitload of people and you shout PORN and then some people cover their eyes and others stare at you in anticipation

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hinaofficial:

funkfanger:

thedeadhatter:

chocozumas-revenge:

aldia:

aldia:

my favorite meme is the hp bar of a dark souls/bloodborne boss pasted over an image that isn’t the respective boss like



None of these are inaccurate depictions of the bosses either.

June 13 2017

vcrizzle:

karnythia:

riluu:

stephanieruble:

runwithskizzers:

systlin:

rebelcaptain4life:

fempunkandkittens:

the-ford-twin:

etrogim:

wait….are any americans aware that the cia overthrew the democratically-elected premier of iran in 1953 because he wouldn’t concede to western oil demands….and how that coup was the reason for the shah’s return to power, the iranian revolution, and the resulting fundamentalist dictatorship…..like, america literally dissolved iranian democracy and no one knows about it???

No. No we don’t know about it. 

Americans aren’t told this shit. 

The only thing we’re taught about any Middle Eastern country in school is that 1) the region exists 2) it’s where The War is happening and 3) Muslim people live there. That’s it. Maybe if you’re lucky you’ll get into the Hammurabi Code and some early Babylonian stuff but American schools seem to think that if it happened outside Europe and before the colonial period, or makes America look bad and isn’t about A Very Watered Down Version of What Slavery Was, it’s not important.

Info on this is almost notoriously hard to find. It’s not in any texts on American and Russian involvement in the Middle East during the Cold War that I can find. You have to specifically look for a book about the Shah’s return to power, and even then you’d be hard pressed to find a book like that at your local bookstore. Once you get into some higher level college courses you might know about it, but the people who can afford those are more likely to already be indoctrinated into a certain Way of Thinking (read: they’re racist as shit) by the time they get there. And it’s almost like you have to know about it beforehand if you want to find information on it.

The only reason I knew about it is because there’s a thirty second summary of the event in Persepolis. Those thirty seconds flipped my entire worldview.

“All the Shah’s Men” by Stephen Kinzer is a good, accessible text for people who want to know more about this.

!!!

I had to explain literally this to one of my co-workers, who is so fuckin racist against Middle Eastern people it’s insane.

She’s 60. She never heard of this.

As I was explaining this and how, during the Regan years, we funded Osama Bin Laden to fight against Russia, leading to the destruction of much of the infrastructure in the region, one of the plant workers came in to get his badge fixed.

He works in the quality control lab. He served 15 years active duty in the Army. Super smart guy, has a masters in chemistry and another masters in biology, raises saltwater fish in his spare time for sale, has the saltwater aquarium setup of the gods.  Raises rare corals too, some of which he donates to be used in re-seeding reefs around the world, but that’s a side tangent.

And he listened for a minute, then nodded and said “Yeah. I was there during that. I helped train people to fight. They wanted us to help them build schools and hospitals, after, but we were only interested in them as cannon fodder. Left the whole area in ruins. I wasn’t surprised when they hated us for it later. Told people then it would happen. We let them know then that they were only valuable to America as expendable bodies. Why wouldn’t they resent us for that?”

And she just looked floored.

“So…” She started, after a few minutes. “What do you think of Trump?”

“I hate him. He’s a coward and he’s going to get good people killed.” He didn’t even blink. “

She looked back and forth between us for a second, and then asked how I knew all this.

“I research things.” I said. “Google is great.” He nodded enthusiastically.

And she just sat there for a second and then said, really quietly, “I didn’t know.”

She lived through it.

American schools don’t teach you any of this sort of thing.

I thought of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi too. Never underestimate the power of a good book.

Every year in my entire schooling in small town Indiana, we’d start the year studying the revolutionary war. By the end of the year we would reach world war 2. The next year, the cycle would repeat. Every year. Revolutionary war to world war 2. Rinse and repeat.

We never studied the Vietnam War. Korea. No current events. No ancient cultures. No history of other countries. When 9-11 happened I was in high school, and me and my classmates legitimately had no idea who would attack the U.S. or why. We were baffled. Because we were taught our entire lives that America is always the good guy.

History class in America is an utter joke.

I just had this conversation on twitter with someone who was convinced that slavery is taught properly in US schools. 10 minutes into going back & forth with me (and a bunch of other historians), it was super clear that while she thought she was well educated on the topic she literally didn’t know anything except that slavery happened. She didn’t know how it came to be tied to race, that slaves were considered skilled labor (hence why people from different areas were sent en masse to places with similar crop needs), or that American whiskey is the result of the recipes of enslaved people. And I would bet (based off what she was saying) that she is better educated on the topic than many people that she knows. But she still knew more myths than facts & didn’t actually understand how slavery built the US economy. 

A good part of my adult life has been spent having my mind blown by some historical event I did not understand or know about. Like when I found out about our history with Osama bin Laden 💥
I’m still trying to figure out what lies I’ve learned and what events I’ve never even heard of.

mystical-guava:

biggest-gaudiest-patronuses:

biggest-gaudiest-patronuses:

biggest-gaudiest-patronuses:

biggest-gaudiest-patronuses:

sergle:

another weird thing about beer is that it has weird masculinity connections to it. “ya i’ll get a beer, i don’t want none of them girly drinks” Jimothy, you’re drinking wheat juice with a 5% alcohol content and my mixed, fruity, “girly” drink is 40% alcohol and tastes great

O.KAY *CRACKS KNUCKLES* I AM ABOUT TO GIVE YOU AN EDUCATION


BEER IS TRADITIONALLY A WOMAN’S DRINK, IT IS THE MOST FEMALE OF ALL OF THE DRINKS. FOR THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF YEARS, BEER WAS MADE AT HOME BY WOMEN, TO BE CONSUMED BY WOMEN AND CHILDREN–IT WAS ACTUALLY A SOURCE OF NUTRIENTS FOR MANY HOUSEHOLDS. WOMEN CREATED THE CRAFT OF BEER, AND FOR MOST OF HUMAN HISTORY THAT IS WHO YOU’D BUY IT FROM: MANY WOMEN MADE ADDITIONAL INCOME BY BREWING AND SELLING BEER FROM HOME. IT WASN’T UNTIL THE ERA OF INDUSTRIALIZATION THAT BEER BEGAN TO BE BREWED IN FACTORIES. AND ONCE BEER WAS BEING BREWED ON A LARGE SCALE, IT MADE TO START MARKETING IT TO ALL THE MALE FACTORY WORKERS WHO SUDDENLY HAD EXTRA INCOME. HENCE AN AGGRESSIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGN TO RE-BRAND BEER, A DRINK INTRINSICALLY TIED WITH WOMEN’S HISTORY, AS A ‘MASCULINE’ BEVERAGE. 

EVEN BETTER, FEMALE BREWSTERS WERE THE ORIGINAL WICKED OLD WITCH. THE TROPES WE COMMONLY ASSOCIATE WITH STEREOTYPICAL WITCHES ARE ACTUALLY BASED ON THE TRADITIONAL BREWSTER. CAULDRONS & HOT STEAMING POTIONS = BEER BREWING. THE WITCH’S HAT: BELIEVE IT OR NOT POINTY HATS WERE ACTUALLY WORN BY BREWSTERS WHEN SELLING THEIR PRODUCT AT MARKETS: THE ENORMOUS HEADGEAR HELPED THEM STAND OUT, AND CLEARLY TOLD EVERYONE ‘YO MOTHERFUCKA GET YOUR BEER HERE’. 

CATS AS FAMILIARS: CATS WERE COMMONLY USED TO PREVENT RODENTS FROM GETTING INTO THE WHEAT. EVEN THE BROOMSTICK IS RELATED TO BEER: A BUNDLE OF TWIGS RESEMBLING A BROOM WAS USED AS AD FOR ALEHOUSES

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so basically, beer is the ultimate woman’s and witch’s drink

REBLOG ME

fuck u guys, i didn’t spend 20 min fact checking for 3 notes

I am impressed at this much knowledge

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joywaving:

being a maladaptive daydreamer and getting into a new fandom is a wild ride bc ur entire mental world just kinda shifts into completely different territory

June 10 2017

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quarrely:

CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP.
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Because apparently I cannot prioritize academia for the life of me. Time to actually, you know, do classwork.

(more assorted edits I’ve made)

June 03 2017

when you can’t open commissions because you have no marketable talents whatsoever but you know how to bullshit a bunch of depressed teens

thuper-bacon:

thewyndur:

frforlosers:

rittie:

Please for the love of god block/unfollow/ don’t reblog sixpenceee. Every time I see some clueless person reblog their shit I die a little inside. This person is a neurotypical ableist asshat, their family uses child labor, and they’ve stolen art and designs from people in the past.

They also demonize people with mental illnesses, and use mentally ill people’s personal experiences as ‘horror stories’. All while trying to get a psychology degree. Let me add that they’re not a licenced psychiatrist, and what they’re offering above is illegal. >:(

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP REBLOGGING FROM THEM

yup, they don’t have a license, this is unethical and illegal. not to mention that, because they write stigmatizing anti-mentally ill horror stories, anything sent to her would likely be used as lit fodder. which is bad, because that’s capitalizing on people’s traumatic experiences

if anyone knows where they’re attending, it would be in the best interest of both the mental health community and mentally ill people to report her profiteering ass

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