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anonymous asked:

Hey, I don't know if you are really interested in him, but if possible can you give me some interesting facts or information on Caligula, I know he's done some pretty insane things and I just want some more info/stories if possible...

  • Caligula wasn’t his real name. In Roman times, parents liked to proudly dress their progeny in tiny versions of grownup gear. Either affectionately or mockingly, Germanicus troops called the boy “Caligula,” meaning “Little Boots” or “Booties.” His real name was Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus.
  • Rumors suggest he had incest with his three sisters, though lately this has been proven to be a possible rumor. He later impregnated one of his sisters. 
  • It is rumored that Caligula killed predecessor Tiberius by smothering him.
  • The citizens of Rome were over joyed when he became emperor. They were glad to be rid of Tiberius, who was a tyrant; Caligula’s father was a famous Roman general loved by the Roman people. 
  • The young emperor fell ill a few months into his reign and although he survived this near fatal unknown illness, he emerged a different person, a devil that would terrorize Rome for nearly four years. Some of the causes cited as possibly causing his insanity are epilepsy, meningitis, and encephalitis (a brain inflammation brought on by an allergic reaction or an infection).
  • Sensitive about his baldness, he declared it a crime for anyone to look down at him from a high place as he passed by. Sometimes he ordered those with a nice hair to be shaved.
  • He declared that he was a living God, Jupiter.
  • He killed anyone who he even suspected of being a threat to his power. He killed on a whim.
  • An example is when he had several spectators at the Roman Colosseum thrown into the arena to be killed by wild animals simply because he was bored. He spent a fortune having a bridge constructed between his palace and the Temple of Jupiter with no concern for many of the Roman citizens who were starving.
  • He loved clothes. 
  • According to my 7th grade history teacher, Caligula once had the Roman army march to the sea just to collect seashells. 
  • He opened a brothel in his palace and frequently practiced orgies. 
  • His assassination was planned by officers of the Praetorian Guard who were the Emperor’s bodyguards. Their leader was Cassius Chaerea; his personal motivation was that Caligula constantly insulted him for being, in his eyes, weak.
  • The assassination took place in an underground corridor under the imperial palace on Palatine Hill. Cassius Chaerea stabbed the emperor first which was followed by several other Praetorian Guards stabbing the emperor.
  • Caligula’s wife and daughter were also later killed by the assassins but Caligula’s uncle Claudius escaped them and became the next emperor of Rome.
  • The Roman Imperial German Bodyguard, who were loyal to the emperor hunted down those involved in the assassination; killing many of them.
[!!!] ABOUT PARENTSTUCK

as always, “everything i touch becomes sadstuck”, etc, etc. since ive been developping the new kids almost separately from their grownup versions and since im heading into heavy angst (nsfw & sfw) for the latter, i think itd be wiser for me to post most of these comics on my nsfw sideblog to keep the kids here pure and unharmed by my tendency to make pretty much everything fucked up.

in summary: if you want any really heavy angst w/ grownup anshu & the gang, itll be on my nsfw blog, as to keep things here as pure as possible.

Weeks before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, the Motion Picture Association of America announced that the PG-13 film will have an R-rating when its extended “Ultimate Edition” is released this summer on home video.

Ben Affleck, says he understands both sides. “I’m a parent of young kids, and I feel like I wouldn’t want to have a Batman v Superman that I couldn’t show to my younger kids. But on the same token, as an adult, I like to see movies that are R-rated. I think nowadays because we have so many means of distribution and ways that we can do different things, it’s the creative solution to a creative challenge.”

He emphasizes that the PG-13 theatrical cut will always be available as an alternative.

“You can have multiple versions and I can show my son and my daughters this movie and feel confident that the stuff isn’t too crazy, and then grownups can see larger version, [which is like] the red-band trailer. They can see the more adult version of that movie.”

What’s in it
The theatrical cut of BvS runs 2 hours and 31 minutes, which is already an epic length. But following the lead of Peter Jackson’s expanded versions of The Lord of the Rings, Snyder said he thought the Blu-ray and digital download editions of BvS could sustain some bonus material. (They aren’t saying yet how much longer the director’s cut will be.)

“We were just like, ‘Okay, look. We’re not making a three-hour movie. I mean, even I didn’t want to make a three-hour movie,” Snyder says. “I drove the cuts probably harder than anyone. The studio, they were willing to let the movie indulge pretty hard. But I felt like it’s at a manageable two-and-a-half hours. Let’s also not forget the credits are super long, the end credits. So the movie’s closer to two hours and 22 minutes.”

One of the things cut from the theatrical release: A mystery character played by Jena Malone. Fans have been speculating about who she plays for months – and they’ll have to wait a few more before they find out.

“I think we should keep it private, but it’s nothing that’s been talked about,” Snyder says. “She’s definitely not Robin or Batgirl. I’m happy to say that.”

Some of what’s being added to the “Ultimate Edition” counts as a spoiler, so we won’t reveal all of the extra material. Suffice to say, some minor characters in the theatrical cut are given expanded storylines. And a few other actors will join Malone in being rescued from the cutting room floor.

“Sequences of violence”
Back in September, the ratings board gave the shorter version of Batman v Superman a PG-13 for “intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.” The R-rating came with the even more vague designation: “for sequences of violence.”

BvS producer Charles Roven, who also worked on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, says the “Ultimate Edition” won’t be gratuitous. “There’s not a lot of blood in our movies,” he says. “The ratings board also judges their PG-13 and R ratings by what they consider to be a level of intensity and how much that intensity goes throughout the entire movie. There are some pretty intense scenes in Batman v Superman, and if they went on longer and had that same level of intensity, that might cause the ratings board to shift their rating.”

Roven, who’s also producing this August’s Suicide Squad, another film in the DC movie universe, confirms that that movie – about a team of villains recruited to do the right thing on a deadly mission – won’t go for the R-rating in theaters. “I think right now we’re going for the PG-13. I don’t know that that’s going to materially change,” he said. “We can give that movie the edge that it needs and still maintain a PG-13.”

Affleck, who is considering both directing and starring in a stand-alone Batman film in the DC movie universe, says he’s glad the genre has become so widely embraced that it can sustain different types of superhero films. As long as there are options, he says he’s for it.

“These movies have definitely evolved from being comic books for children aimed at kids. Now they’re the most mainstream movies made, the most successful, the most widely viewed movies these days,” he says. “Clearly there’s a big enough audience. I think it’s cool. Why not have an R-rated version that you release for download or on DVD later? I think that’s smart.” 

Entertainment Weekly – March 4, 2016

anonymous asked:

Um. Um. You don't have to of course, but I'd love to see you draw Jinora and Kai while they/just after they get their tattoos (so their heads are shaved)? Your art is gorgeous btw, I love your grownup versions of them!

Thank you so much for the compliment! Q v Q

Also this was a super cute idea. Thanks for the request!

I feel like they would probably do this a year or so after season 3, I would assume. I also would like to think that Kai would probably be the most upset about having to get his head shaved. Since Kai never seemed interested in shaving his beautiful hair, while Jinora has known most of her life that she would be doing it, and that it is proud moment for all airbenders. :)

I was thinking to myself just now: You know who’d make a great Blues Clues host? Benedict Cumberbatch.

But then I remembered that Sherlock is basically the grownup version of Blues Clues.

anonymous asked:

Because that Putin one was really funny and terrifyingly unsurprising...what kind of drink do you think Donald Trump would order? Or if that's too controversial/not the kind of thing you want on this blog, Barack Obama?

Too… controversial? You must be new here. 

Trump is the grownup version of that rancid shitpile you knew in college whose parents sent them to Italy one summer and now, in order to prove his authenticity, talks at length about how he’s had the best espresso in the world but prefers “truck stop coffee and stale donuts”.

I just wish that fuckstick would Make America Great Again by chugging a bottle of bleach. Fuck that nazi skidmark. 

As for Obama, he’d get a cup of coffee and the GOP would bitch that such a lowly drink is unbecoming of the great office of president. So the next day, Obama would get a latte and the GOP would bitch that he was being an uppity asshole out of touch with blue collar America. 

karadin  asked:

I remember you saying that you really liked Pepper's character in Armored Adventures, so, if you could pick your perfect Avengers team from the different media, comic universes, tv shows and movies, who would they be?

OH LORD SO MANY POSSIBILITIES.

So, let’s confine it a little to “characters we’ve seen in MCU” because I can’t be picking both canon AND character and that just makes it easier. 

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The timing of Saturn’s cycle dictates that you will have a Saturn Return approximately every 29 years—once the year you are 29, then again around age 58. The exact timing will be specific to your chart. This is incredibly useful to know because it explains that immense sense of pressure, fear, limitation, obligation and seriousness that comes over us when we are approaching 30—and then repeats itself in age-appropriate ways as we approach 60. There’s a hard barrier at the Saturn Return, and once you have passed through it and entered your thirties (or your sixties), you are a different person—a more mature, grownup version of yourself.

This summer, I’m testing out a new parenting technique to force encourage my kid to enjoy reading more. I’ve been told that reading is useful and stuff, but since the boy isn’t naturally inclined to pick up a book and read on his own, I’ve resorted to alternate measures. And by alternate measures, I mean I spent 30 minutes each night co-reading with my son.

It works a little bit like this: I read aloud to him, he listens, then he reads aloud to me, and I sleep. I’ll admit that this technique isn’t foolproof cuz I usually end up spacing out when the boy is reading to me and I have to go back and reread the parts that he read, but at least my kid is reading, yo!

We recently started reading A Wrinkle in Time together. I think the boy likes the book cuz it has a good mix of quantum physics, adventure, and teenage drama. I hadn’t read the book since I was a kid, and while I remember thinking the book was amazeballs when I was seven or eight years old, the grownup version of me is all, Meh. I mean, the storyline is interesting, but let’s be honest: much of the prose in A Wrinkle in Time is so tortured and weirdly awkward, it’s a wonder that it was ever published, let alone become a so-called classic.

I find myself rewording the text whenever I read aloud to the boy, just to make the sentences somewhat more coherent. Also, I’m pretty sure Madeleine L'Engle didn’t know how to and/or didn’t want to use commas properly cuz guurrl could use, like, a lot more commas than she used in the book, know what I’m sayin’? 

Thomas and Justine’s relationship is really weird. I know what the relationship is in my head like right now. They’re actually happier now than they’ve been in ever. But it’s all happening behind the scenes and nobody can see because Thomas has to have his bad ass vampire face on whenever he’s in public. But when they are alone together, nothing else going on, they’re like totally cute. Justine wears like these grownup version of footie pyjamas so that she can snuggle up next to him on the couch and watch TV without actually burning him. They don’t have like a normal relationship or anything like one, but they’ve kinda adjusted, their fairly happy. You don’t go around letting the other vampires go “Oh how cute.” I’ll have to get to that one of these days, Harry doesn’t see that.
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Jim Butcher during the 2010 Mysterious Galaxy Q&A

Are Thomas and Justine amazing, or are they amazing?? :D :D :D