"women didn’t get the right to vote till 1920"
"what do you mea—?"
This is completely false? Like no? Male Suffrage…
Actyally, a little less than 1/2 of the population is male.
The difference was made up in deaths from child birth
That whole episode with Pinocchio, the The Dragon, and the magical-proof taser were just plain awful. I think the writer’s themselves had no idea what they were doing.
I liked the throw-everything-together aspect of it. I can picture them playing mad libs with the script and when the game was over saying “okay, let’s see if we can make tumblr explode.”
If corals get stressed they die, so if I was coral I would be dead
what do coral even get stressed about
guys, i work at an aquarium and my coworkers and i have literally laughed at this for three days straight. everytime we pass each other we whisper “current events” and crack up. our customers think we are nuts.
That comment just made the whole thing 1000x better.
(Source: fionaelizabeth, via fantastic-nonsense)
One day, I was doodling while listening to music when my baby brother (9) comes up and says,
"Hey Katie! Whatcha listening to?"
"A band called Nightwish. Wanna hear?" I offered. He nodded enthusiastically, so I restarted the song and took out my headphones. He ended up really liking the song and wanted to hear more. So I did just that. His twin sister came by later and ended up liking it as well. So I played them more songs by more bands (Delain, Epica, Within Temptation). The kids really ended up liking them too. Sis liked hearing girls that could actually sing (I don’t care what genre it is, I’ll listen to a quality singer) and Bro liked the backing music itself.
Later that night, a metal station on my Pandora was made and tailored for them specifically. Of course, it started with the Symphonic bands they seemed to like so much. But then I thought about the IMPOSSIBLE song on Guitar Hero 3 and Dragonforce, with its high fantasy themes and epic guitar riffs that should appeal to Bro, was soon thrown into the mix.
The next day, two Mini Metalheads were created. Sis was thrilled with the Symphonic bands, and loved the variety. She danced along to almost everything. Bro was already Captain Enthusiasm, and he nearly wet his pants in excitement when the first Power Metal song came on. I ended up teaching him how to throw up the horns of rock, headbang, and play air guitar that day (his teachers were not as impressed as I was. Oops).
That all being said, I owe any success to the following ideas I had.
●Expose the kids to a wide variety of music. I got into metal through Evanescence. When Fallen had first come out, I was younger than the twins. I wanted to be like Britney Spears because she was a famous singer. My dad promptly said no, took me to the computer room, pulled up the music video for Bring Me To Life and said “No. You will be like her because she’s prettier and can actually sing.” That being said, I still didn’t completely dump pop. Although Britney Spears was out of the question, Hiliary Duff wasn’t and not even Miley Cyrus in the days of Hannah Montana (I’ll still listen to Duff on occasion, but I do not discuss the dark ages of my musical prefrece). My wildcard playlists are littered with Disney, show tunes, classical pieces, country, and of course metal. To me it was less about introducing the kids to metal as it was introducing them to a variety of music. Their classmates were all very homogeneous in their musical prefrences. Even without my influences, they expressed distaste for the pop their classmates liked. This was just an “okay, let’s seeif you like this.” Test. I didn’t set out to create mini metalheads because you can’t force kids to like something.
● Know your audience. Sis is symphonic through and through, just like her big sis. She likes elegant, girly stuff (she wants dresses that as she put it would look like “if Sharon dressed like the disney princesses.” Not gonna lie, I kind of want one too). Bro, however, absolutely LOVES Lord of the Rings, The Arthurian Legends, and any other form of high fantasy nerdery (one day, I swear he will be a D&D playing LARPer that cosplays Thor on the side). So Power Metal and Viking Metalwere right up his alley. The latter even got him into reading some of the Norse mythology. You just have to know the kids. Neither of them would have gotten into the dark imagery of black metal (and trying would have made me the go to person for dealing with the nightmares of the easily frightened children). If you scare the kid or have them associate the entire umbrella genre of metal with fear, you’ll never win them over. But if you tailor it to their likes and introduce them to soaring sopranos and dragon battles (depending on the child) you just might find success.
● Be prepared to deal with bullies. I am 18. I could not go in there and beat the snot out of kids half my age for making Bro cry (they left Sis alone because Sis scares everyone, but since Sis was not in Bro’s class, she could not protect him). There are few things that can make you feel more powerless than that. At least parents can go to the school to complain and call other parents. Older siblings for the most part aren’t taken seriously. All I could do is hold my baby brother while he cried because his “friends” thought the games he came up with were lame and think the music he likes is for freaks. My other brother (16), in an attempt to avoid this would go to pick up the twins as much as humanly possible. Bro felt better having his big brother there to protect him. It’s tough, but you have to learn to deal with it. And even if the kid does not get into metal, teach them that differences are good. I’m serious, this is the only rule I will not budge on.
● Pandora stations need to be babysat. It quickly becomes a full time job trying to mantain a kid friendly metal station. If you don’t want the kids repeating certain words or phrases or hearing specific bands, you have a long road ahead of you my friend. I still get Nikleback popping up from time to time, but it used to be a whole lot worse. The only thing I can advise on that is patience.
● Have fun with it. Don’t make them memorize dates and names so they can prove how “metal” they are. Kids are kids, and for most of them memorization is boring. If the kid wants to memorize, let them, but don’t force it. Teach them how to play air guitar or better yet an actual instrument. Sing along. Have fun. And celebrate the fact you have mini metalheads. Or just kids with really, really eclectic music tastes. Or mini metalheads with eclectic music tastes….
Oh who cares what you nickname them, just go out and spread music!
“So, Emma thought Hook gone when she arrived on the Jolly Roger with Past Hook. What would have happened if Hook hadn’t stayed? And if he hadn’t punched Past Hook in the face? Am I the only one with existential questions like these?”
THEY WOULD HAVE DONE THE DEED.
“Can someone explain to me why Neal decided to resurrect Rumple? Because sure as hell the writers didn’t care to…”
Because Neal is a selfish little dick.
He is selfish for wanting to reunite with his son and the woman he loved.
But Hook apparently isn’t.
Wow. Just wow.
You’re an awful person for calling a father who wants to get back to his son ‘selfish’.
No. Neal stood around and accepted that neither could come.
Hook sold his freaking ship (his home, livelihood, and part of who he was as a pirate) to get a magic bean to come and get Emma and Henry.
"I want Henry to become the villain eventually. With all he’s had to deal with, it wouldn’t surprise me."
DONT YOU DARE TOUCH MY BABY