Pokemon X and Y Wondertrade Christmas!
Make kids starting their new games on Christmas happy by sending them some useful Pokemon or little items! You might get a Pokemon without use for you back, but someone somewhere will be really happy about the things you sent!
No one expects you to send your precious items. Please think back to when you were young and playing the games. How precious was a rare candy to a lot of us? Or how great would it be to get an Eevee that is holding a fire or water stone and can be evolved into Flareon or Vaporeon? Make them smile and reblog if you like this idea :)
my friend left her window open in her bedroom and came back to find this
look at his self-satisfied little face, the cheeky shit
if there was a post to describe australia, this is it
you mean to tell me this isn’t even a pet bird?
that in australia, you have wild birds that just fly from house to house with the express purpose of fucking shit up?
fucking HELL australia, what is wrong with you?
wake up australia
That’s what birds do
They fly around and fuck shit up
Do you have some kind of mysterious nice birds in your weird foreign country
Do birds in America and England fly into your house and make the bed and tidy up the living room a little bit
It’s cold here, so they just bounce off the windows and lie there and twitch spasmodically while you look for the shovel.
Basically hurling themselves at windows is the worst thing birds do
yeah man a kookaburra literally flew into a classroom at my high school and just sat his smug ass down on top of the desk for a good 20 minutes
why has nobody mentioned the fact that in australia there are 3-4 months a year where everybody just accepts that they’re going to get attacked by magpies. It is literally called “swooping season” and these birds will fly down to peck your fucking face, and people get their eyes ripped out and shit, it’s fucking brutal.
My teacher had to go to hospital and have surgery because of swooping season. It was in the parking lot of school and all the kids would do a mad dash towards the car as the magpies tried to kill us.
no but when you’re 12 years old and riding your bike like mad on the way home from school with an icecream bucket on your head with like branches and shit sticking out if it to scare them off and none of this is considered strange
what the actual fuck australia
The last three Disney films that starred POC were the Emperor’s New Groove in 2000, Brother Bear in 2003 and Princess and the Frog in 2009.
What did they have in common?
how to have a moving starring poc, without…
WOW DO YOU EVER JUST THINK ABOUT SOMEONE THAT’S REALLY CUTE OR WHATEVER AND JUST START GRINNING AND HIDE YOUR FACE IN YOUR PILLOW
Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?
Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.
But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.
The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.
It starts with Rue.
SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT
This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though.
It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.
But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.
So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her.
When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.
Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.
And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena.
And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts.
She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.
In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in.
Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.
Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread.
Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag.
The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.
The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.
So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition.
Rue was the real Mockingjay.
You know, while there are a lot of good points in this post, I don’t know if I’d call Rue the Mockingjay.
The spark and tinder analogy is so perfect, because it was Rue who incited Katniss into revolutionary action. Rue was where everything started.
Rue was the martyr.
But the Mockingjay can’t be a martyr, because the Mockingjay has to live. The Mockingjay is about hope and hope can’t be dead. There was that one line in the book about hope being dangerous, and Katniss is that hope. She was the one who openly defied the Capitol, on public television for everyone to see, and then she lived through it.
There was a reason why Snow tried to get Katniss killed in game. That would have crushed the hope out of any budding rebellion. There’d be no revolution then.
Rue was the spark, but without the tinder, it would have just faded without accomplishing anything. Katniss took Rue’s kindness despite the circumstances and makes it something greater than all of them. It was Katniss’ actions that inspired the rebellion, not Rue’s death. She shows all of Panem, that it is possible to rebel against the Capitol and succeed. She gives the people hope.
That’s why Katniss is the Mockingjay.
They can’t hurt me. I’m not like the rest of you. There’s no one left I love.
Buns in clothes.
IT’S A GOOD MORNING FOR BUNNIES IN SWEATERS
SUPER QUICK HOMESTUCK GIVEAWAY YEAH!
First, sorry if this post is in bad quality because I’m on mobile right now. (Please forgive me for any spelling errors or shitty quality photos)
This giveaway will end at 9:00 pm CHRISTMAS EVE and winners will have until Midnight on New Years to respond! I live in Toronto Ontario so you can figure out the timezone there.
I will ship anywhere, and the winners will be chosen by a random generator. I will also make a post announcing the winners.
WHAT YOU COULD WIN:
- One consort OR scalemate plush of your choice
- One backpack of your choice
- One lunchbox of your choice
- One land art print of your choice
- One consort OR scalemate plush of your choice.
- No giveaway blogs (and I will check).
- Must be willing to provide personal information required for shipping
- Must respond before New Year’s Eve my time or else someone else will be chosen
- You don’t have to follow me but if you do I might throw in something extra
- Only two entries per person; one for a reblog and one for a like. Please be mindful of your followers dashboard and don’t spam them!