a new dog is going berserk in the hallway.
…this is gonna be a fun last quarter…
a new dog is going berserk in the hallway.
…this is gonna be a fun last quarter…
PLEASE! Jeffrey Campbell has stolen a design from Finnish lolita brand Cloudberry Lady. The Bat Girl shoes from Jeffrey Campbell are from 2014 (released just a couple of weeks ago) and the original design is from 2013!
please signal boost this and help a small brand.
”People of tumblr please support a small company! Cloudberry Lady designed Bat Shoes in 2013 and these shoes highly resemble our design. So much it’s almost hard to believe to be just a co-incidence, which I’m not denying it still could be.
But please if you are interested in this kind of shoes I humbly ask you to turn to us first. Thank you!
Here are links to our tumblr posts of our original designs:
Please don’t promote the wrong pair!! It’s nearing Halloween season, support the right designer :) <3
But where’s the link to buy them???
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Porcelain pieces that are infested with hand-painted ants by artistLa Philie
German artist Evelyn Bracklow of La Philie decided to combine the elegance of vintage porcelain with the grossness of a horde of ants in a series she calls Chitins Gloss. Various dining pieces such as plates, tea cups, and jugs are all crawling with ants, as if your kitchen is having some sort of ant-infestation.
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Ever watch a movie as an adult and find it’s actually about completely different things than you thought as a kid? When you’re nine, The Little Mermaid is a love story. When you’re thirty, it’s about parenting.
Ariel is sixteen. Some sixteen-year-olds are fully capable of long-term planning and informed decision-making, but the movie introduces us to Ariel in such a way as to be sure we know that she isn’t one of them. She’s the baby of a large, privileged family, daddy’s favourite, kind of scatterbrained, a little obsessive, and wants to be rebellious but is so sheltered she’s not even sure how that’s done. Her crush on Eric is less because of Eric than because she was already interested in humans and he’s the first one she’s had any sort of real contact with, even if he was unconscious for most of it. He’s very much an object to her, as represented by the statue. Eric didn’t like the statue. He felt it didn’t represent him. Ariel really knows nothing about him, so to her the statue is an acceptable surrogate.
It’s pretty clear that Ariel had never had a crush on a boy before. Her behaviour isn’t that of a woman in love, it’s that of a girl who thinks being moony and obsessive is just how ‘love’ is done. And if left to her own devices, she probably would have gotten bored with her statue in a few weeks and found some other distraction. The catalyst for the whole story is not Ariel saving Eric, but King Triton’s overreaction. By throwing a fit and making her think she had nothing to lose, he left her open to Ursula’s plot.
TL;DR. King Triton should have calmed his mertits and encouraged his daughter to find safer ways of enjoying her hobby, and none of that would have ever happened.
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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.
Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?
Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.
The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.
That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book
It shouldn’t matter about color, if she was white we would still feel how important of a character she is
It totally DOES matter, though. It matters to audiences. Because little black children’s lives are so undervalued. When this little black girl died, it mattered. It mattered SO MUCH that it sparked a REVOLUTION, and that’s a big deal.
It matters that she was black because when she died, white racists all over the place were like “when I realized Rue was black, her death was not that sad.”
These people still exist, and the racial element of Rue being a black child brings them out into the open.
White racists are the Capitol of America today.
And white people who, despite not being overtly racist, claim “I’m colorblind!” and pretend black people don’t experience hardships that white people never have to worry about are the delusional, overpainted, gluttonous people of the Capitol, who themselves were not abusing the districts but were selfish and narrow-minded enough to ensure the abuse kept on happening.
The Hunger Games isn’t a dystopian future that’s far off, it’s a metaphor for what is happening in the USA today, now, here. And the racial element should not EVER be erased just to make idiotic passive racists comfortable.
andthepoint-is “if she was white we would still feel how important of a character she is,”
That’s the entire problem. There are many people who would have been more affected if she was white and were unaffected because she was black. And that’s disgusting. If a black girl’s death couldn’t affect them the way a white girl’s death would, then there’s something inherently wrong with these supposed “people”.
The fact that Rue is black is more important to this book/film’s real life impact than it is to the story. And you should never forget that.
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my solution to a terrible party is making grilled cheese. i was at this awful party one time so i went to the kitchen and just started grilling cheeses and everybody at the party was like “check it out this guy is grilling cheese” and i made everybody a grilled cheese. the party was good after that
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