Behold The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug Funko Pop toys!
I confess I already have some Game of Thrones ones and these are brilliant. Look at Smaug!
It looks like Tauriel, Bard & Smaug are part of the second wave of figures and as such not out until October. I MUST have that Smaug figure.
Thanks to @ladycharliem for pointing these out.
for chinese new year they get all these famous actors and comedians together and they do a lil show and one of the comedians was like “i was in a hotel in america once and there was a mouse in my room so i called reception except i forgot the english word for mouse so instead i said ‘you know tom and jerry? jerry is here’
jerry is here
okay but like could you imagine all the muggle born students coming back to hogwarts after summer break and catching up on what movies they saw, what they thought of season finales, what concerts they went to and off to the side the wizard raised kids are staring at them in confusion and suddenly one of them just whispers
"what the fuck is a nickelback"
Me (located in Iceland) and my friend (located in New Zealand) made the biggest sandwich of all time.
This is called humanity
I have nothing to say on this, these people are the pinnacle of human compassion, and that is all there is to it.
Here in the US the old lazy fatasses would expect the 20-30 crowd to clean up for them.
There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?”
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human.
Therapy animals save lives.
These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury.
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!
I looked into getting a PTSD dog. They’re fucking incredible
OH MY FUCKING THANK YOU
Did I just fucking hear them say that one of her tests was to pull 105 lbs simulating an injured soldier out of a tank hatch? This is just insanely stupid because an injured soldier is going to be dead weight and by no means weighs 105 lbs plus the weight of their gear. Hey, why don’t we just cut corners and lower the requirements to a child’s ability while we’re at it?
The average weight of a man in the United States is 189 lbs. A soldier’s body armor weighs 30 lbs and their load out is generally around 87 to 127 lbs. Well you might say to just leave the gear behind but you can’t just do that. Try telling your squad leader you left another soldier’s shit behind because you were too weak to carry it. I’m sure they’ll totally understand.
Doesn’t anybody remember the lies they told about Jessica Lynch being a fucking hero when she wasn’t just so they could paint her up like G.I. Jane? She didn’t even fire one round. Female recruits in the Marines can’t even do 3 pull-ups and they’re lowering the standards for what, some false sense of equality?
DO NOT DISMISS A SOMETHING A CHILD IS PROUD OF. LOOK AT IT. POINT SOMETHING OUT AND TELL THEM YOU LOVE IT. IF A CHILD DRAWS YOU A RAINBOW, TELL THEM YOU LOVE HOW IT HAS RED. THEY WILL THINK “WOW. IT DOES HAVE RED. THEY LOVE HOW I PUT RED IN IT. I PUT RED IN IT. AND THEY NOTICED.” MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD KNOWS YOU ARE PROUD OF THEM.
Have you not read the stories of people trying to come out, explaining to their parents what being trans is, the parents google ‘transgender’ and find this ridiculous bullshit? Because it’s happened.
this. i’ve been out for 5 years but my mom was doing more research on what being trans is a little while ago so she could understand me better and unfortunately came across a link with the pronouns and countless gender labels
it was embarrassing as fuck and i had to explain to her that i wasn’t going to end up identifying as a poly genderqueer demigirl or ask her to call me bun or fae and that wanting to transition is solely for my wellbeing and she said it was going to be hard to take me seriously for a long time because of what she saw
Wow it’s almost like when you appropriate being trans so that you can garner some extra special points you’re actually hurting people with dysphoria
I need feminism because WE STILL FEEL LIKE WE HAVE TO JUSTIFY WHY WE NEED FEMINISM.
Everything invented - political, social, material - needs justification; if it is not justifiable is redundant. This applies to feminism just as much as anything else.
"It should exist because people ask why it should exist" is not a valid argument on its own.