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Bird of Eternity

A mess of a personal, multifandom blog by a lolita obsessed with a lot of things. I have a lot of sideblogs, but still this blog is a Creature of Chaos. Also, blue roses.

prettysenshiconfessions:


I’m not a fan of Setsuna’s skin color in Stars. Surely they could have portrayed her with dark skin without her resembling an oompa-loompa.

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We certainly didn’t watch the same Stars torrent because in the one I watched her skin was just dark… 
I guess some versions have the colours washed out and/or with odd hues?
It’s an old anime after all…

prettysenshiconfessions:

I’m not a fan of Setsuna’s skin color in Stars. Surely they could have portrayed her with dark skin without her resembling an oompa-loompa.

submitted by anon

We certainly didn’t watch the same Stars torrent because in the one I watched her skin was just dark… 

I guess some versions have the colours washed out and/or with odd hues?

It’s an old anime after all…

catasters:

Kung Fu Master

catasters:

Kung Fu Master

shescoolforkittens:

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

deaunderp

shescoolforkittens:

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.

Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

deaunderp

(via sassydragon)

makochantachibanana:

britbau:

camiekahle:

needlesslydefiantwithtea:

canadia-eh:

kaiba-cave:

one-is-all-and-all-is-one:

Congrats on hitting puberty, Ed.

It’s so weird seeing these gifs because when you actually watch the show they do it so gradually that you barely even notice (at least I didn’t) but then you look at these and it’s like, whoaa. Even Winry has a completely different face, it’s not just Ed getting taller and more muscular.

Animation, you’re doing it right.

especially when you consider this happens in what, a year?  a year and a half?

This is actually one of the things I love most about FMA. They age so gradually, just like real people. A lot of times in anime and other animation, there’s not really a slow process of growing up; it’s just sort of, “Hey, look, she has curves now, and he’s way taller.”

(Source: ondenaguer, via obligatoryghost)

princess-peachie:

sugar—-milk:

sugar heart beat

princess-peachie:

sugar—-milk:

sugar heart beat

tankenabard:

vamppirre:

fishesnstuff:

thespookymara:

nothisdate:


SO APPARENTLY THESE WERE DONE BY STUDENTS FROM A TAIWANESE HIGH SCHOOL (士商)

They must have a demon problem

Those are transmutation circles you idiot

this must have cost an arm and a leg to clean up

I can’t imagine what their mother has to say.

tankenabard:

vamppirre:

fishesnstuff:

thespookymara:

nothisdate:

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SO APPARENTLY THESE WERE DONE BY STUDENTS FROM A TAIWANESE HIGH SCHOOL (士商)

They must have a demon problem

Those are transmutation circles you idiot

this must have cost an arm and a leg to clean up

I can’t imagine what their mother has to say.

(via obligatoryghost)

jammerlee:

cacatuasulphureacitrinocristata:

justyouraveragehaggis:

mooglemisbehaving:

jackthevulture:

Tell me these movies are just dumb comedies.  Tell me Po is just a stupid Panda.  Tell me.  I will fight you.

Kung Fu Panda is about a character with legitimate low self esteem issues who is mocked and ridiculed by the people he looks up to.  No matter how hard he trains, he doesn’t believe in himself until he discoverers that there is no “secret ingredient” that will make him great, because HE is what makes himself great. 

Po: There is no secret ingredient. It’s just you.

Oh my everlasting Primus, THIS.

This scene right here hit me like a punch to the gut. I thought I was gonna start crying in the theater, because that was ME up there. Someone, whoever wrote those lines, understood what it felt like. To go through life fat and clumsy, a walking punchline. To not know what pretty or strong or popular or good at something even feels like, and what other conclusion can you come to but that you are worthless?

Until… Shifu gets his head out of his ass, turns his thinking around, and starts training Po in ways that are useful to Po. Until Po finally gets the chance to apply the passion he’s always had and the kung-fu-nerdery he’s been amassing since he was little. Until Po becomes a master in his own time, in his own way, and saves the world without having to lose a single ounce to do it.

That was the second punch to the gut for me. Po doesn’t slim down and become buff. He still gets out of breath climbing stairs. He’s a giant awkward nerdapalooza and he’s pretty much always hungry. He’s still the same fat kid he always was, and the change, the miracle, is that that’s okay. He doesn’t have to not be a fat kid in order to be worthy.

I don’t know why Kung Fu Panda doesn’t get more love than it does. It should be our banner, y’all.

Kung Fu Panda was one of the first movies I EVER saw where the main character was fat and clumsy and awkward, basically a giant dork, but those things weren’t changed or gotten rid of during his hero quest. No one took him seriously because of them—not even himself—but it turns out that all the things about himself he was always embarrassed about did more to make him a hero and an essentially good person than training with the most skilled practitioners of martial arts in the country ever did. Normally, the fat or awkward or dorky protagonists turn out completely different by the end, at least in appearances if not personality.

When KFP came out I was still very insecure about my weight and my personality. I’ve been chubby, awkward and nerdy since my childhood, and I’d tried everything to fit in with other people—from karate classes and straightening my hair to desperately vying for popularity. But from the start of this movie, I LOVED Po, and I identified more with him than I have with any other character. And watching this scene, and all the other scenes afterwards, watching Po and everyone around him realize that he was strong and brave and good exactly the way he was, I realized the same about myself. That’s an important lesson for EVERYONE, regardless of age.

This. Just all of this. 

There is no secret ingredient.

Po is me. Po is a metaphor of my life. Everything said above about Po is absolutely true and I will fight to defend him. Kung-Fu Panda is amazing. Po is amazing. These movies (heck, the series too) deserve way more love and respect. He’s an inspiration and a representation of the underdog in the purest form. Po isn’t about having to transform yourself in order to become special, in order to conform to an idea of what special should be, he’s about realizing you had it in you and were special all along from the start.

(via dashfox1reblogs)

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