Toph’s blindness was one of the most excellently handled aspects of AtLA because it wasn’t treated like a disability. So often in shows (and especially children’s animation) disabled characters are limited to apperances in “very special episodes” where the main characters have to learn a lesson that these people are capable “in spite of” their handicaps, like that episode of Kim Possible wherein Kim constantly stumbles over herself around Felix. This approach is often just as insulting as making them the butt of jokes, because it’s patronizing and it limits the amount of roles disabled characters are allowed to have.
Avatar challenged that stereotype with Teo, and then sent a giant middle finger its way by introducing Toph. She’s turned what would otherwise be a disability into an advantage, and she’s not afraid to crack jokes about it. She functions well enough that the other characters often forget that she is blind, but at the same time it’s an integral part of her bending and allows her to be the greatest earthbender ever. It sends a powerful message that having a disability does not make you less of a person, and often affords you a unique perspective that the so-called “normal” people never get to experience.
One of the many reasons I love this show.
I’ve reblogged this before, but I’m reblogging it again. Best character. <3
- Percy: You know, Annabeth, I really don't like your name...
- Annabeth: Uh, excuse me?
- Percy: Your name. Particularly your last name. It sucks.
- Annabeth: *angry* What's wrong with my last name?
- Percy: I don't know... it just doesn't suit you. You should change it.
- Annabeth: Change it?! To what?!
- Percy: Jackson. *walks away*
- Annabeth: Did you just
- Annabeth: DID YOU JUST PROPOSE TO ME
- Annabeth: DON'T YOU WALK AWAY.
- Annabeth: ARE YOU SMIRKING?
- Annabeth: COME BACK HERE YOU LITTLE SHIT.
Take any movie premise about a white man and make it about a grandma and it becomes twice as interesting
So what if that’s what’s happened when you find random Pokeballs lying in the grass. They only have the item that the Pokemon was last holding inside them.
; ; !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU FOUND A LUNAR FEATHER!
GO SIT IN THE CORNER AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU DID!
omfg this is quite possibly the saddest fucking thing ever i just can’t i don’t even believe it
WHAT THE FUCK.
someone find the person responsible and put them in jail
A vertical forest is expected to be completed this year in Milan. There are two tower apartment complexes which contain a total of 400 residential units. The facade of the buildings will be covered with 730 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 perennial plants. It is expected to have the same ecological impact as 10,000 square meters of forest.
Aside from fighting smog and producing oxygen, the foliage is expected to provide insulation to the residential units.
Yes. This is how cities should be. Green the cities as one of several steps in making them more habitable, and build up and not out, so that we can free up more lateral space for wildlife again.
I thought it was a neat minecraft mod
BA SING SE
FMA FROZEN AU STARRING OLIVIER AS ELSA AND ALEX LOUIS AS ANNA
happy birthday someone
I like reblog going this becaUSE WHAT IF YOU SAW THIS ON YOUR BIRTHDAY HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE
His name is Liui Aquino, a filipino cosplayer. And I think, by far, he’s the greatest Hiccup cosplayer I’ve seen.
A bubble freezing at -10º F degrees.
"The spirits of water bear witness to these marks. For Sokka, the mark of the wise, the same mark your father earned. For Katara, the mark of the brave. Your courage inspires us. And for Aang, the mark of the trusted. You are now an honorary member of the water tribe."