31 8 / 2014
nobodyofnote said: Imagine a legolas by laura rewrite where instead of all the weird shit it's literally just Legolas trying to look after a baby by himself and not knowing what the hell to do omg
That sounds so cute omg!!
OMG! What a brilliant idea… oh crap. No… ::waves hands in front of her as a plot bunny magically appears.:: Oh, no. Go away… Shoo! AAACKK! ::Bunny gets huge and flomps down on top of me:::
I hate you both.
31 8 / 2014
Anonymous said: I have dramatic countdown, but not on my blog. I think my parents will kick me out week before premiere 'cause they can't stand it anymore. I don't say anything else. But I really love the trailer's last line "will you follow me, for the one last time" because it seems like a peter jackson's question to the audience.
ohgodohgod when you put it like that i get chills
I can’t wait for the final movie! I’m gonna cry…. wait, I cry at EVERYTHING.
31 8 / 2014
30 8 / 2014
That’s it I think I’m in love with Danny Pink
I haven’t even SEEN THE EPISODE yet, and I think he’s adorkable!
30 8 / 2014
"If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also"
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.
For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”
All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.
Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?
Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.
27 8 / 2014
About to witness the Man, the Myth, the Legend that is Bob Gurr, creator of the monorail, trams, Main Street vehicles, Matterhorn bobsleds… If it has wheels, he probably designed it. This is so cool!
27 8 / 2014
“Eccleston was a tiger and Tennant was, well, Tigger. Smith is an uncoordinated housecat who pretends that he meant to do that after falling off a piece of furniture.” — Steven Moffat
I think we all know who that makes Capaldi.
I could’ve sworn that quote was from Chicks Dig Time Lords, but then I remembered that book was written before Season 5 started.
Was that before Season 5? I don’t even remember. It’s all a blur LOL
yeah, no, that quote is not the Moff. it’s from here: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/01/chicks-dig-the-eleventh-doctor
Reblogging to promote accuracy in fandom.
Oh. I was almost right after all.
hehehe Grumpy Cat!