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tessaviolet:

bekah-bo0m:

broccoleafveins:

Ye olde Windows screen savers.

I FEEL OLD

childhood video games

One of these things is not like the others

(unless XP carried all these over, I never had XP)

ask-koki-kariya:

yougotvexed:

nico-di-angelcake:

dragons that live in volcanoes and coat themselves in lava

dragons that live underwater and have fish scales instead of dragon scales

dragons that live in fields of flowers and breathe out avalanches of flowers instead of fire

DRAGONS BEING COOL AS SHIT

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you rang?

Dragons are cool.

YOU FORGOT AN IMPORTANT SUBGROUP

ROBOT DRAGONS

Non-AoE Constructbots are on clearance pretty much everywhere, and I wanted a land vehicle to go with the air vehicle I got earlier to get a different look at the Constructbot line and to have a good mix of pieces to mess around with when making a custom build. Ironhide doesn’t have any clip stress issues like Thundercracker, but he DID have multiple chips in his helmet’s paint straight out of the box. I was annoyed by this for a second until I realized hey, it’s AHRNHIDE.

Non-AoE Constructbots are on clearance pretty much everywhere, and I wanted a land vehicle to go with the air vehicle I got earlier to get a different look at the Constructbot line and to have a good mix of pieces to mess around with when making a custom build. Ironhide doesn’t have any clip stress issues like Thundercracker, but he DID have multiple chips in his helmet’s paint straight out of the box. I was annoyed by this for a second until I realized hey, it’s AHRNHIDE.

Here’s the first present from that thread

4chan, you bring me the nicest presents.

hellovivirose:

Why is Blades paired with Dr. Morocco but Heatwave has Cade? Does Dani suddenly forget how to fly a chopper or is this a case of “little boys don’t wanna play with girls!”

While the Rescue Bots toy robot/human parings have always been wonky, it seems like it MUST the girl thing, because they could have had Dani with Blades and replace someone that already had a toy with Morocco. It’s not like it would be a completely female set either, Blades is still a dudebot. It’s weird that Hasbro did this considering all the steps they’ve taken towards breaking down the toy aisle gender barriers recently.
Of course, the “little boys don’t wanna play with girls!” thing is complete horseshit anyway. First of all, it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy if you refuse to make girl characters in the first place. Second of all, yes they do. I would have been pissed as a kid if they didn’t make a Dot or Hexidecimal toy for the ReBoot toyline. I’d want those toys because they were great characters, and it would INFINITELY bug me that the main group would be incomplete. The ReBoot toyline after the first wave was just wave after wave of slight remolds and added simple figures, so I can excuse them not making fully articulated, accessorized figures of child AndrAIa (who was a late comer) and Mouse (who at the point of initial toy production was a minor character). Would’ve been nice, though.
The best (worst?) example of No Girls Allowed is the Avatar toyline. Considering the timelines of toy and cartoon production, the obvious action figure line up would be Aang, Katara, Sokka, evil Zuko, Iroh, Zhao, Kyoshi Warrior Suki, Azula, Ty Lee, Mai, and Toph. If the toyline lasted long enough to get stuff based on the third season, then you could add Fire Nation Aang/Katara/Sokka/Toph/Suki, good Zuko, and Combustion Man. Ignoring any generic troop builders (Fire Nation soldier, Kyoshi Warrior, Dai Li), gimmick feature figures, minor characters, and minor/short-lived costume change figures, that’s… 5 male and 6 female characters for them to make right there, with the possibility of being bumped up to 9 male and 9 female figures. Too bad they gave the license to Mattel.

hellovivirose:

Why is Blades paired with Dr. Morocco but Heatwave has Cade? Does Dani suddenly forget how to fly a chopper or is this a case of “little boys don’t wanna play with girls!”

While the Rescue Bots toy robot/human parings have always been wonky, it seems like it MUST the girl thing, because they could have had Dani with Blades and replace someone that already had a toy with Morocco. It’s not like it would be a completely female set either, Blades is still a dudebot. It’s weird that Hasbro did this considering all the steps they’ve taken towards breaking down the toy aisle gender barriers recently.

Of course, the “little boys don’t wanna play with girls!” thing is complete horseshit anyway. First of all, it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy if you refuse to make girl characters in the first place. Second of all, yes they do. I would have been pissed as a kid if they didn’t make a Dot or Hexidecimal toy for the ReBoot toyline. I’d want those toys because they were great characters, and it would INFINITELY bug me that the main group would be incomplete. The ReBoot toyline after the first wave was just wave after wave of slight remolds and added simple figures, so I can excuse them not making fully articulated, accessorized figures of child AndrAIa (who was a late comer) and Mouse (who at the point of initial toy production was a minor character). Would’ve been nice, though.

The best (worst?) example of No Girls Allowed is the Avatar toyline. Considering the timelines of toy and cartoon production, the obvious action figure line up would be Aang, Katara, Sokka, evil Zuko, Iroh, Zhao, Kyoshi Warrior Suki, Azula, Ty Lee, Mai, and Toph. If the toyline lasted long enough to get stuff based on the third season, then you could add Fire Nation Aang/Katara/Sokka/Toph/Suki, good Zuko, and Combustion Man. Ignoring any generic troop builders (Fire Nation soldier, Kyoshi Warrior, Dai Li), gimmick feature figures, minor characters, and minor/short-lived costume change figures, that’s… 5 male and 6 female characters for them to make right there, with the possibility of being bumped up to 9 male and 9 female figures. Too bad they gave the license to Mattel.

dustybins:

supersugoiautism:

FUCK YOU DAD

NOT THE MAMA

dustybins:

supersugoiautism:

FUCK YOU DAD

NOT THE MAMA

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

but the lego movie was a subversion in a lot of ways :(

(via maggiekarp2)

how did that happen in Guardians of the Galaxy?

(via dustybins)

Did she like, fall asleep during The Lego Movie and Guardians and dream up her own movies?
- The entire point of Lego’s Chosen One thing was that everyone was the Chosen One.
- Guardians didn’t have any Chosen One bits at all, because Quill would have fucking died. They literally had to share power across the team to win.