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ktshy:

moonanimate:

randeepk:

I feel like shit. Our management company violated our lease and let painters and cleaners in our apartment and a bunch of stuff got stolen. Most importantly my laptop and backup hard drive with 6 years worth of drawings on it. If anyone sees a 15” MacBook retina with 16GB of RAM on it for sale in or around NYC please email or message me.

Off-topic from Moon Animate because (1) Randeep and Anne are two of my very good friends who had their belongings stolen and (2) I am very goddamn angry this happened to them.
Randeep and Anne are two of my friends in NYC. I met Randeep when he was a story artist at Blue Sky Studios, Anne is his awesome lady in IT, and they are two of the finest people I know. They were moving apartments (after dealing with jackass after jackass as many New Yorkers can attest), and their landlords had let the cleaners and painters into the unit they were in the process of moving out of, the day before their lease expired, and without notifying Randeep or Anne. They were only gone for three hours between leaving the apartment and coming back, but Randeep’s laptop was gone. Six years of art, photos, professional work, and memories disappeared. 
If you see a 15” MacBook retina with 16GB of RAM on it in the NYC area (Westchester and New Jersey too) that’s up for sale somewhere, please let us know ASAP. If you know any lawyers in the NYC area who specialize in this area, please let us know ASAP.

This is super infuriating. Randeep’s a friend of mine and I hope someone spots his stolen laptop :( 

ktshy:

moonanimate:

randeepk:

I feel like shit. Our management company violated our lease and let painters and cleaners in our apartment and a bunch of stuff got stolen. Most importantly my laptop and backup hard drive with 6 years worth of drawings on it.
If anyone sees a 15” MacBook retina with 16GB of RAM on it for sale in or around NYC please email or message me.

Off-topic from Moon Animate because (1) Randeep and Anne are two of my very good friends who had their belongings stolen and (2) I am very goddamn angry this happened to them.

Randeep and Anne are two of my friends in NYC. I met Randeep when he was a story artist at Blue Sky Studios, Anne is his awesome lady in IT, and they are two of the finest people I know. They were moving apartments (after dealing with jackass after jackass as many New Yorkers can attest), and their landlords had let the cleaners and painters into the unit they were in the process of moving out of, the day before their lease expired, and without notifying Randeep or Anne. They were only gone for three hours between leaving the apartment and coming back, but Randeep’s laptop was gone. Six years of art, photos, professional work, and memories disappeared. 

If you see a 15” MacBook retina with 16GB of RAM on it in the NYC area (Westchester and New Jersey too) that’s up for sale somewhere, please let us know ASAP. If you know any lawyers in the NYC area who specialize in this area, please let us know ASAP.

This is super infuriating. Randeep’s a friend of mine and I hope someone spots his stolen laptop :( 

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congalineofdurin:

andthepoint-is:

sourcedumal:

lady-yuna:

2srooky:

mockingatlas:

prismatic-bell:

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’s whistle.

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.

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thefabulousoriginal:

worthlesswhitebitch:

companioncube0:

I was at Walgreens buying my brother a birthday card. An elderly woman was also in the aisle. She said “can you believe they have wedding cards for two men and look even two women!”
[screams internally]
But she then said “I’ve seen so many changes in my 80 years, it’s wonderful how things are moving forward.”
[internal tears of joy]
She then mentioned that she didn’t know any gay people but that everyone should be treated like they would want to be treated. I smiled and said “you know one now” and pointed at myself. She smiled, patted my shoulder and said “now I do”.

These are so fucking beautiful.

I freaking love old people.

thefabulousoriginal:

worthlesswhitebitch:

companioncube0:

I was at Walgreens buying my brother a birthday card. An elderly woman was also in the aisle. She said “can you believe they have wedding cards for two men and look even two women!”

[screams internally]

But she then said “I’ve seen so many changes in my 80 years, it’s wonderful how things are moving forward.”

[internal tears of joy]

She then mentioned that she didn’t know any gay people but that everyone should be treated like they would want to be treated. I smiled and said “you know one now” and pointed at myself. She smiled, patted my shoulder and said “now I do”.

These are so fucking beautiful.

I freaking love old people.

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pugmuncher:


freethehouseelves:

fiiniick:

thefoxxybenedict:

loonylunalovegood97:

Don’t know what’s funnier. Voldemort with a nose, Dumbledore reading his lines, or Bellatrix with a coffee, making fun of Voldy

or the fact that Voldemort is just calming having a conversation with a muggle

I’m in love with this gif

i’m in love with the reactions. 

-dies-

pugmuncher:

freethehouseelves:

fiiniick:

thefoxxybenedict:

loonylunalovegood97:

Don’t know what’s funnier. Voldemort with a nose, Dumbledore reading his lines, or Bellatrix with a coffee, making fun of Voldy

or the fact that Voldemort is just calming having a conversation with a muggle

I’m in love with this gif

i’m in love with the reactions. 

-dies-