Vote for your favourite DreamWorks Animation movie!


I’ll make gifsets for the 10 most voted movies c:

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  • Voting closes August 7


hahahaha holy fuck

I’m calling it now. The top 10 films are going to be these, in this order:

  1. How to Train Your Dragon
  2. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  3. Rise of the Guardians
  4. Megamind
  5. Road to El Dorado
  6. Prince of Egypt
  7. Shrek
  8. The Croods
  9. Kung Fu Panda
  10. Kung Fu Panda 2

I was thinking that too XD

give the Megamind fans a few hours to notice this lol

When I voted just now, Megamind was up to 10%.


reasons i tend to not talk

  • people always interrupt me to tell another story because apparently my story isn’t good enough for their ears
  • i sound like an idiot who just learned to talk two hours ago
  • people seem disinterested in what i’m saying
  • i hate my voice
  • i have something really mean to say
  • i hate you
  • i repeat because this happens a lot: people interrupt me and never let me finish and i feel really shitty about myself because no one seems to want to listen to me

The OP’s blog says she lives in New Jersey. I’m guessing that it’s like Massachusetts, “the land of can’t get a word in edgewise,” as a native described it when I complained about that very thing. I’m from the Midwest and I’ve never adjusted to this.


"oh my god stop criticizing young girls who like 50 Shades of Gray or Twilight you can’t tell them what they can and can’t read"

no we can’t but we have to protect young girls from mistaking abusive behavior for genuine affection at all costs

Refinement: getting turned on by fantasies of mistreatment is not unusual for people whose sexuality falls somewhere on the submissive-masochistic spectrum. We (outside right wing Christian circles) have pretty much given up telling gays and lesbians that (a) they don’t actually feel what they say they feel, or that (b) their feelings are the result of damage and if they heal the damage they will be rid of those feelings and have “normal” feelings instead. But we still tell these things to submissives and masochists. Books like 50 Shades of Gray and Twilight give them validation when the rest of their world is telling them to want fairness and respect and other things that don’t turn them on.

This doesn’t mean you can’t teach girls the difference between loving dominance and abuse. It means you have to avoid imposing your notions of normal desire, especially if you’re not a sub or a masochist yourself. Pointing to a particular scene in one of these books and saying “That’s what I mean by abuse. Never let anyone do that to you.” is going to fall on deaf ears if that scene is what’s been bringing her to orgasm every night for the past week. You risk making her ashamed of her sexuality and may ultimately make her more likely to fall for an abuser if she thinks he’s the only one who can accept her as she is.





Bees make among them a king, and ordain among them common people. And though they be put and set under a king, yet they are free and love their king that they make, by kind love, and defend him with full great defence, and hold [it] honour and worship to perish and be spilt for their king, and do their king so great worship that none of them dare go out of their house, nor to get meat, but if the king pass out and take the principality of flight. And bees chose to their king him that is most worthy and noble in highness and fairness, and most clear in mildness, for that is chief virtue in a king. For though their king have a sting yet he useth it not in wreck. And also bees that are unobedient to the king, they deem themselves by their own doom for to die by the wound of their own sting. And of a swarm of bees is none idle. Some fight, as it were in battle, in the field against other bees, some are busy about meat, and some watch the coming of showers. And some behold concourse and meting of dues, and some make wax of flowers, and some make cells now round, now square with wonder binding and joining, and evenness. And yet nevertheless, among so diverse works none of them doth espy nor wait to take out of other’s travail, neither taketh wrongfully, neither stealeth meat, but each seeketh and gathereth by his own flight and travail among herbs and flowers that are good and convenable. 

[dreamy sigh] medieval bees

Of course, it was actually a queen.

Medieval bee mindsets are so hilariously revealing as to how they imagine societies working — there’s another account in here marveling at how wonderfully chaste bee society is, I guess because they don’t observe them mating like other species? But it’s a really anthropomorphic model of How Bees Work with all the requisite prejudices, and it makes me wonder how ridiculous casual quasi-scientific accounts of animal life written today will look to later readers.

Anthropomorphism seems to be deep in humans.  I know it’s not true, but I tend to use it for water drops and bacteria and atoms.  It helps me and some of my students understand better.   But I do try to remind us every so often that water drops don’t actually care about peer pressure!

There’s a book out there called Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce Bagemihl. The book is divided into three parts. One is an overview of what we know about the sex lives of wild animals. One is a list of exactly what species have been observed engaged in what kinds of homosexual and other non-reproductive sex acts, and one is a history of zoologists’ reactions to such acts, which reflected the prejudices of the zoologists’ social backgrounds. There’s a quotation from some Victorian butterfly observer about “lowering the moral standards of the Lepidoptera” that was so precious, he used it for a chapter title.

The Nuclear family the Soulless ‘twin’ of the Industrial Revolution by Damon Corrie


This is a relatively new problem in the modern world in general….this ‘Nuclear family’ concept (which is a soulless ‘twin’ of the Industrial revolution) is a very powerful ‘negativity-unleashing’ force in the world, it indoctrinates a self-centred mentality of ‘me’ among the economic debt slaves that predominate in the world today – instead of the traditional ancient and common generally pre-existing worldwide – mentality of ‘we’.

At the UN sponsored Climate Change conference in Alaska a few years ago I was asked what I thought was the root cause of our current Global dilemma – and I said ‘the Nuclear Family concept’, most people did not get it, until I explained how a ‘businessman’ raised by a society infected with this mental cancer – that tells him repeatedly “it is YOUR life – you do what YOU want with it…don’t think about anyone else other than what pleases YOU’……and this is why such a ‘devotee’ will feel no guilt or remorse to live a life that shows no respect, concern or empathy for anyone or anything else in his/her drive for financial success…..he/she cares not if an entire tribe of indigenous people has to be moved or extirpated in order for his business to extract ‘natural resources’ (he sees the natural world around him only in terms of ‘commodities’ for his own enrichment), or whether human beings must eke out a living on the slave wages he pays them in his factories – so that people like him and his fellow shareholders (none of whom would lower themselves to EVER work so hard for so little), of if parts of the Earth are destroyed long term in the name of short term ‘profits’ ….as long as HIS wife and children live a comfortable life – he pats himself on the back (and often attends places of religious worship frequently) for being a ‘good’ husband & father…..his likewise miseducated society will even praise him and hold him up as a ‘pillar of society’ if his business is big enough…with people lining-up to kiss his ass (theoretically mostly, but even sometimes literally).


Hmpf. The roots of the dispossession of native peoples in the Americas and Australia were established well before the industrial revolution/nuclear family was “born”. Even before that, Europeans had been doing each other just as dirty. The ancient Romans had a policy that any conquered city or tribe that rebelled against them, they would break up, decimate (that’s a Latin word meaning “kill 10%”, and it says something about the Romans that they killed 10% so often they had a word for it) and sell the surviving 90% into slavery. And the Roman leaders who profited by this brutal policy were honored as much as any modern industrialist. Anybody who thinks modern ideology and modern values are responsible for our modern situation is barking up the wrong tree.



but imagine if we had tiny little dragons

the size of puppies

and they would go wherever we went sitting on our shoulders and hissing at everyone who tried to touch you because you’re their most special thing in the universe and they are so tiny it’s ridiculously cute

the fact that this post has more notes than i ever expected makes me really glad 

[[Here’s a relevant bit from Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett, a conversation between Lady Sybil Ramkin, head of the Sunshine Sanctuary for Sick Dragons, and her husband, Captain Sam Vimes of the Ahnk-Morpork Night Watch.]]

"Now off you go and keep the streets safe for all of us. And if you want to do something really useful, you could find Chubby.”


"He got out of his pen last night."

"A dragon?" Vimes groaned, and pulled a cheap cigar out of his pocket. Swamp dragons were becoming a minor nuisance in the city. Lady Ramkin got very angry about it. People would buy them when they were six inches long as a cute way of lighting fires and then, when they were burning the furniture and leaving corrosive holes in the carpet, the floor and the cellar ceiling underneath it, they’d be shoved out to fend for themselves.

"We rescued him from a blacksmith in Easy Street," said Lady Ramkin. "I said ‘My good man, you can use a forge like everyone else.’ Poor little thing."

…Vimes reached down into a pen of hatchlings and picked up a small one, which flapped its stubby wings excitedly. It spurted a brief jet of blue flame. Vimes inhaled quickly.

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