losing island

  • Us pre-hiatus: lol this is gonna produce some weird stuff
  • Beginning of hiatus: OKAY BUT WHAT THE HELL IS HER DOING
  • Early stages: big iSLAND MIKE
  • Mid stages part 2: oh yeah for the big island Mike memes
  • Early late stage: it's the beginning of the end. I can see the light. HER is never gonna release the game. I purchased Miss Clue on Amazon. I hate myself. I hate Mike but I love him. I love Big Island Mike. He's all I have now. I am losing my sense of self. I don't know where to go from here.

The face you make when you wake up in Jamaica!!! #SideEffectsOfJamaica

See you at Emancipation Park tonight for Blues on the Green!

Boo as you like England! Iceland is going to Stade de France on Sunday. France Iceland! You can go home. You can go out of Europe. You can go wherever the hell you want.
—  Iceland commentator savours win over England (or general feeling in Europe after Brexit).
  • me: it's been a while since I've seen AWE, this'll be fun, I'll just pop it in while I doodle...
  • me: ...
  • me: ...
  • me: ...
  • me: curled in fetal position on the floor, remembers why I don't watch AWE. Weatherby: Dead. Norrington: Dead. Calpyso: Went from totally cool to crazy bitch sea goddess. Will: Dead AND trapped in eternal servitude. Elizabeth: Alone and preggo on an island. Jack: Loses the girl he loves AND the Pearl.
  • me: FUCK.

Thought I’d add in some of my favorite Hiccup lines in SoD: Return to Dragon Island.

  • “Losing a leg.” That does tend to leave an impression! LOL
  • Hiccup’s paper from the first movie. Little reminder of that. It didn’t look fun.
  • STOICK FEELS!! *cries*
  • Aw, Hiccup. He can’t hold a grudge, if it’s for a good reason and they’re not trying to hurt him or anyone he cares about! “I love you, Mom.” XD

And these are just of Hiccup. I have more I want to put up later!

I loved Inside Out. I was worried that the emotions would get annoying, but the interplay between them was handled well, with the most high-strung characters all getting their own scenes but not featured as heavily as the more sympathetic and sedate ones. Riley wasn’t a robot, as I feared, but a likable and universal prepubescent girl. 

I thought Joy would be the only “cool” one, Sadness OK, and the rest tiresome but it didn’t happen. Joy was initially kind of annoying, Sadness was adorable, Anger a wellspring of adult jokes for parents to laugh at, Disgust a clever wordplay enthusiast, and Fear didn’t get as much of a chance to run around screaming his head off as I thought he would.

The older you are, the more you understand about the film’s subtext. There are some scary scenes: Joy and Sadness fleeing the collapsing islands, Riley losing her sense of self and threatening to sink into depression, Joy and Bing Bong screaming as they fall into the pit in the center of Riley’s mind. But the most chilling thing is something only adults should realize-the fate that would have awaited Riley and the funny little people in her head if she had succeeded in running away from home. The concept of a little Midwestern white girl from a happy home living on city streets will scare and worry people of all ages; adults, however, know what happens to child runaways…

I think the biggest thing that makes Inside Out a masterpiece is that Pixar made the concepts relatable to both adults and kids in different ways. We grownups will find the metaphors genius in their execution, and our kids will marvel at the bright and colorful world. It’s a delight on every level.

Photo by @mattiasklumofficial

Afternoon light at the glacial lake Jökulsárlón on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. This lake quite recently became the largest on Iceland since glacial retreat extended its boundaries.
Go to @mattiasklumofficial to see some wanderers in a distance backlit against Vatnajökul, Icelands largest glacier. Iceland, lying just below the Arctic Circle, is, due to climate change, one of the fastest-warming places on the planet – as much a four times the Northern Hemisphere average. The 300-some glaciers that cover more than 10 percent of the island are losing an average of 11 billion tons of ice a year. I am right now in Paris for Cop 21 with #JohanRockström #climatechange #cop21 #paris #UN #swedishdeligation #warming #glaciers #melting #src #mattiasklum #anthropogenic #earthtoparis #jökulsárlón #vatnajökull #landscape #photography #fineart #climate #ipcc #klum #photographer @mattiasklumofficial @natgeo @natgeocreative by natgeo