*victorious

'Home' Heads for $55.5M Debut

In a needed victory for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation Diversity, the music-infused family film topped Friday’s chart with $15.6 million from 3,708 theaters for a projected $55.5 million weekend — the best showing for an original DWA title in recent years and vastly exceeding expectations.

Home’s voice cast includes Rihanna in her first turn in an animated film, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin.

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FEMALE AWESOME MEME: [1/5] female characters who are unfairly hated » Tauriel (The Hobbit)
“It is our fight. It will not end here. With every victory this evil will grow. If your father has his way, we will do nothing. We will hide within our walls, live our lives away from the light and let darkness descend. Are we are not part of this world? Tell me, mellon, when did we let evil become stronger than us?”

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March 28th 1871: Paris Commune declared

On this day in 1871, following elections held two days prior, the Paris Commune was officially proclaimed. The Commune seized power in opposition to the election of a conservative National Assembly February 1871; republican Parisians feared that when they met in Versailles the royalist Assembly would restore the monarchy. When officials of Adolphe Thiers’s government tried to remove the city guard’s cannons as a precautionary measure on March 18th, the people rebelled. The city guard called municipal elections for March 26th, which saw victory for the revolutionaries, who established the Commune to govern the city of Paris. On March 28th, the new government held its first meeting and was formally declared. The Commune immediately set about enacting socialist policies, which included a ten-hour work day, abolition of the death penalty, end of military conscription, banning established religion, and promoting female suffrage. They adopted a plain red flag as the flag of the Commune, and envisioned that the situation in Paris would encourage a nationwide revolution; though ultimately, similar attempts across France failed. The Commune’s lack of internal organisation left them vulnerable to attack, but the catalyst for retribution came when Communard soldiers killed two French troops. On May 21st, national forces entered Paris through an undefended area, launching a violent campaign of street fighting known as ‘Bloody Week’. Around 20,000 insurrectionists were killed before the Commune fell on May 28th. The government treated the surviving Communards and their supporters ruthlessly - arresting around 38,000 and deporting another 7,000. The Commune became a symbol of socialist revolution in Europe and further abroad, with their supporters lamenting the martyrdom of the Communards.

“Warned that Paris in arms possesses as much calm as bravery, that it supports order with as much energy as enthusiasm, that it sacrifices itself with as much reason as energy, that it only armed itself in devotion to the liberty and glory of all: let France cease this bloody conflict”
- from the Manifesto of the Paris Commune, April 19th 1871

Spanish skater Javier Fernandez spoke about the victory in the World Championships in Shanghai.

"I still do not believe it," said Fernandez"

To win yuzu, Olympic champion once, it’s unbelievable. I do not know if it will ever happen again.”

"We are comrades; in the competition, we are still competitors," said Fernandez. "Hughes has just told me that he was happy for me. He even threw a couple of tears." 

"Honestly, I feel very, very disappointed," said Hanyu. "But right up to the very, very end, I’m happy I could give it my all on this roller - especially at this rink." This season was full of good and bad. A lot has happened, and that experience will serve me well, not only in my athletic career, but in my life as a whole ".

You know, I always read before and during/after posts where people talked about how they never really noticed the changes in themselves while losing weight until they saw photos side by side, and now I get it. And I’m tearing up a bit (okay, maybe a lot, shut up) because holy crap, how have I not noticed the change??

The picture on the left is from May 2014, and the one on the right is me this morning. Nearly a year later and about 30 pounds lighter. The pink work shirt I’m wearing used to be so uncomfortable to wear because of the weight I had gained since I started working there. I would have the manually stretch the fabric out to feel better about wearing it and even then I would always wear a hoodie or something else over it to hide my stomach. But it’s loose on me now, even when I’m sitting down! And I had to toss out those pants from the picture on the left at the end of last year because they were literally falling off me just walking around normally. Now my ‘tight’ pants are starting to fit comfortably and the new work pants I bought a month ago are too loose to keep wearing, so it’s time to do some clothes shopping again. 

I’ve been in a slump trying to get back on track after a few bad weeks, but seeing how much non-scale-related change that has occurred since last year is such a great motivation to get my butt kicked into gear. So for anyone out there struggling on their journey - never discount non-scale victories. They matter SO much more than a number. 

Left Pic: ~219 lbs. (5/28/14)
Right Pic: ~190 lbs. (3/28/15)

anonymous asked:

what’s with tumblr’s need to turn existing white characters into other races? why not just create your own non-white characters or give attention to already existing good non-white characters, there’s plenty of good black, latino, asian, etc characters that i’ve never ever seen in tumblr, but i see racebent white characters given praise like they’re sort of victory over the white man’s oppresive existence or something

anonymous asked:

5sos deserved to win instead of 5h im bitter

Uh…Fifth Harmony is a group of very talented girls that were just as worthy to win that award.

Instead of being bitter, embrace the fact of their victory instead of hating on the group that won. 

And I refuse to answer your other ask filled with derogatory slurs towards women. 

Just let it go. xo