uncannyinsight:

giancarlovolpe:

A little behind the scenes look of the early stages of Green Lantern the Animated Series.

My eternal gratitude to everyone who helped prove the doubters wrong.

As a fan of Green Lantern the character, and a guy who grew up on Batman: The Animated Series, this was an awesome read.

❝ In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being human: aging, decay, darkness and so forth. And I believe that monsters originally, when we were cavemen and you know, sitting around a fire, we needed to explain the birth of the sun and the death of the moon and the phases of the moon and rain and thunder. And we invented creatures that made sense of the world: a serpent that ate the sun, a creature that ate the moon, a man in the moon living there, things like that. And as we became more and more sophisticated and created sort of a social structure, the real enigmas started not to be outside. The rain and the thunder were logical now. But the real enigmas became social. All those impulses that we were repressing: cannibalism, murder, these things needed an explanation. The sex drive, the need to hunt, the need to kill, these things then became personified in monsters. Werewolves, vampires, ogres, this and that. I feel that monsters are here in our world to help us understand it. They are an essential part of a fable. ❞

- Guillermo Del Toro (via iwearthecheeseyo)

hooklesslyinlove:

applefreakx:

Maybe one day theyll even invite you to dinner.”

Jfc, that was uncalled for

initiala:

Natasha Romanoff: S.H.I.E.L.D Agent, Russian Spy, Assassian, Matchmaker

Okay what I love most about this is Nat knows his neighbors.

(okay I love everything about this, especially Natasha continuing this conversation like they totally just didn’t jump out of a plane and murder/incapacitate twelve people, but we’ll focus on one thing in particular)

It’s really fueling my headcanon that Natasha just comes over and bothers Steve when she’s bored sometimes. She just comes in through the window sometimes, picks the lock when Steve isn’t home and rearranges his furniture (“The harmony of the room was off-balance” “That is a load of bullshit” “Have you gone undercover as a New Age specialist? No? Shut up. Harmony”), replaces his healthy food with microwave dinners. Things like that. Natasha is a world-class troll.

But she has cased his neighbors. She’s watching his back, making sure he’s in a good neighborhood, that he’s got a safe space to come home to.

STEVE PROTECTS HER ON THE FRONT LINES, SHE PROTECTS HIM ON THE HOME FRONT

I wish to present my husband's petition for admittance to the Birthday Unending. As tribute, we bring ice-cream cake and fluffy animals. The animals are for cuddles, not for the blood pit.
nekoswords

seananmcguire:

THE BIRTHDAY APPRECIATES YOUR CLARITY AS REGARDS THE FLUFFY ANIMALS.  OH.  THEY ARE SO FLUFFY.  THEIR EYES ARE SO BRIGHT.  THEY BURN WITH THE HUNGER FOR MURDER.  THEY BURN WITH THE NEED TO BE AVENGED.

YES.  THIS IS GOOD.  YOU ARE WELCOME.  HELLO, FLUFFY ANIMALS.  HELLO.

WELCOME, ALSO, BRINGERS OF THE FLUFFY ANIMALS.  YOU ARE ALSO NOT FOR THE BLOOD PIT.  COME, SIT AT THE HIGH TABLE.  ENJOY THE MANY DELICACIES.  ENJOY THE CAKE, AND THE PIE, AND THE BALEFUL STARES OF THE FLUFFY ANIMALS.

WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY.  WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY.  WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY UNENDING.

sixpenceee:

Krista and Tatiana Hogan are craniopagus twins, meaning they’re connected at the head.

They share a structure that connects Krista’s thalamus to Tatiana’s. The thalamus is a double-lobed organ that plays important roles in processing sensory input and creating consciousness.

Since Krista’s and Tatiana’s thalami are connected, scientists and members of the Hogan family think the girls might view the world differently than the rest of us do.

For example, Dr. Cochrane believes the girls can see through each other’s eyes. He came to this conclusion after covering Krista’s eyes, placing electrodes on her head, and watched Krista’s brain respond after shining a light in Tatiana’s pupils.

Other times, one girl will be watching TV while the other is looking somewhere else. Suddenly, the twin not watching TV will start laughing at what’s happening onscreen.

Their “thalamic bridge” also affects their sense of taste. Krista is a ketchup fiend, but Tatiana hates the stuff. Once, Krista was eating ketchup, and Tatiana furiously tried to wipe it off her own tongue even though she wasn’t eating any ketchup herself.

Perhaps the strangest phenomenon of all is that the twins sometimes use the word “I” to describe both of themselves at once.

As of 2011, no one had run any conclusive tests on the girls and their odd condition. However, scientists who have observed their behavior and brain scans are flabbergasted and excited. While no one can say for sure at the moment, it really does seem Krista and Tatiana can share private thoughts and perceive what the other is sensing.

As someone who wants to study consciousness in the future, I can say this is one of the most extraordinary cases I have ever heard of. 

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barbeauxbot:

suddenlycomics:

americachavez:

what if in cap 3 sam wilson can suddenly communicate with all birds and literally no explanation is ever given

"You can speak to birds?!"

"Can’t everyone?"

He’s just so charismatic. The birds COULD talk to everybody. They just don’t.

Birds: We only like Sam.
Sam: I just try to meet them halfway. *shrugs*

becausebirds:

Kingfisher fishing 101.

breelandwalker:

snk-potato-girl:

jake—from—statefarm:

This is a sea otter with hiccups.  

You’re welcome.

*HIC-BLORP*

This would probably be funnier if that were actually a goddamn sea otter.

[skips formalities] THEY’RE MARRIED 

themarysue:

One never needs a reason to reblog Leonard Nimoy singing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.

thenotoriousscuttlecliff:

the-timelord-girl-who-hunts:

wordsofdiana:

The only thing I want in Avengers 2 is Cap picking up Thor’s hammer, totally unaware it should be impossible.

Actually in Marvel lore it is implicitly stated That Steve is one of only a few people on earth actually worthy of carrying Thor’s hammer

To hell with Steve, I want Natasha to pick it up and realise, even with all the red in her ledger, she is still just as worthy as Thor or Steve. 

the-ankle-rocker:

Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel, by Pryce14

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