outstanding achievement

Useless Things I Know About Scooby-Doo: The Original Series That Are Actually Canon:

1. Shaggy Rogers is a vegetarian

2: Shaggy was called “Buzz” until his 10th birthday

3: Shaggy has a collection of 653 decorator belt buckles and he wears a different buckle every episode, you just can’t see it

4: Shaggy started collecting belt buckles to combat his Scooby-Snack addiction related weight problems

5: Shaggy’s actual name is Norville

6: Shaggy found the Mystery Machine

7: Shaggy is a talented gymnast

8: Daphne wanted to be a supermodel or detective when she grew up

9: Daphne gets straight A’s in school

10: Daphne regularly loses dates because she leaves them to solve mysteries

11: Daphne’s Dad, George Blake, gave the gang a 100 dollar check to get started 

12: Velma came up with the phrase “Jinkes” on the fly

13: Velma used to say “oh my” before she said Jinkes

14: Velma’s has hundreds of awards for outstanding achievements in school

15: Fred is a bass and sings from the opera Showboat when the team gets scared

16: Fred’s nickname is “Pickles” according to his school yearbook

17: Fred traveled with a performance crew as an actor before deciding to be a detective

18: Fred wants to be a mystery writer

19: Scooby’s full name is Scoobert Doo

20: Scooby Doo has a limited number of phrases he can say and has to act out anything that can’t be explained simply

21: The gang thought Scooby’s speaking was strange at first, but decided it “really wasn’t a big deal”

22: Before they had the Mystery Machine the gang used to pay their parents gas money to drive them around

BONUS: The series was supposed to be about a band who went around solving mysteries, but that completely changed when Scooby-Doo got added to the cast and became the title character

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Lion (2016)

Directed by Garth Davis

Cinematography by Greig Fraser

Facts and Opinions, How Do They Work?

FACTS:

This is Yuzuru Hanyu, born in 1994, Japanese, Sendai native, figure skater, reigning Olympic and World champion, current record holder for the short program, free skate, total score.

His jump technique is one of the best on the current circuit. His takeoff is clean and effortless, his air position superb, his landing light and elegant. He achieves outstanding ice coverage in every jump. 

His best jump is the triple Axel, which is routinely done out of difficult entries such as a back counter or an outside spread eagle. 

He competes with three types of quads: toe loop, Salchow, and loop. He is known to also practice the quad Lutz and quad Axel. He is the first skater to land a fully ratified quad loop in an ISU competition.

His spin technique includes difficult variations such as the doughnut and the Biellmann, which is rare among male skaters due to the high degree of flexibility required.  

His step sequences are known for their complexity, musicality, and originality. 

His choreographic sequences frequently feature such signature moves as the layback Ina Bauer and the hydroblade.

His skating skills and transitions are characterized by light footwork, frequent variation in speed and direction, plus fluency and clarity in a wide array of difficult turns/steps/free skating movements.

His composition and choreography are famous for the attention to details, showing creativity and demonstrating a clear concept. 

His performance is usually delivered with total commitment to the program. He projects well and connects well with the audience.

His interpretation of the music is both intuitive and refined. He utilizes both lower and upper body movements to express the nuances of the melody. His technical elements are known for their harmony with the musical structure.   

OPINIONS:

I love Yuzuru Hanyu.

I find his skating style completely compatible with my personal aesthetic. 

I think he is the best skater the world has ever seen.

I admire his relentless pursuit of perfection and his insistence on the highest standards.

I adore him as a person, for his articulacy, his thoughtful discourse on figure skating, his sunny disposition, and even his stubbornness. 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FACTS AND OPINIONS

You can disagree with me on my opinions, but you can’t deny the facts, because they are not my facts, they are just that, facts.

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The Godfather (1972)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Cinematography by Gordon Willis

Badass Black Women History Month:
Celebrating 28 Black Women Who Said,
“Fuck it, I’ll Do It!”

Day 28: Bree Newsome
The Woman Who Brought Down The Confederacy 

On June 17th, 2015, a white man walked into a historically black church in Charleston, SC and murdered nine people. A state senator, mothers, aunts, and choir members joined in prayer would lose their lives because of white pride and racism. White pride and racism that was emboldened by the Confederate flag. A flag that waved proudly above symbols of power and justice. The incident led to unending debates over the meaning of the flag. But, the flag remained  as images of the perpetrator holding that same flag ran across TV screens. It was as though the history of the flag outweighed the loss of nine black lives. As though that flag was more important than respecting the black lives that did not want to look up at a symbol aligned with hate every day. 

Until June 27, 2015. That’s when a woman named Bree Newsome went, fuck it, I’ll do it. That day, she climbed a flagpole and took that flag down. Bree went to high school in Columbia, Maryland. Bree is a 31-year-old filmmaker, musician, speaker, and activist from Charlotte, North Carolina. She studied film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts after winning a scholarship for a short animated film she created. She would go on to win several awards––the Outstanding Independent Short film award in the Black Reel Awards of 2012 and the Best Short Film at the BET Urban World Film Festival. Her film Wake would be screened at festivals like Cannes and the Montreal International Black Film Festival. Bree Newsome would even become the first black undergraduate to be nominated for the Wasserman Award, NYU Film School’s top honor in recognition for outstanding achievement in film.

Bree was not an activist. Bree was a filmmaker, but the conditions she faced as a black woman forced her into activism. The sci-fi and horror genres that Bree worked in didn’t offer many opportunities for women of color. "The space that exists for many of us, as a young black girl, is so extremely limited so that you really can’t go very far without being an activist, without being in defiance of something.“ She said an a panel at Spelman College in 2014. If Bree wanted more opportunities, she had to fight for them. If Bree wanted anything to change, she had to fight for it.

So, ten days after the Charleston Massacre, unable to sleep because of the horrors she saw, Bree climbed a flagpole and removed the flag a murderer had proudly waved. Bree took the flag down out of respect for those nine lives and all the lives before them that had been harmed because of that flag. When she came down, she was arrested and given a $3,000 bond. The flag was put back up 45 minutes later. The flag was taken down for good on July 10th, 2015––13 days after Bree’s action. 

Bree is a black woman who was forced to action because of the conditions around her. In this country, there have always been black women forced to action. We’re still being forced to action and––with support or without it––we’re doing what we have to do to make the change we want to see happen. 

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American Honey (2016)

Directed by Andrea Arnold

Cinematography by Robbie Ryan

pet-of-subs  asked:

They're making another movie about sharks being evil terrifying man eating killers and I'm SO pissed. It's called 47 meters down

Y’ALL WAT

aight so this is the trailer for the movie…tbh i always thought these movies were dumb and cheesy? .-.

But um…being stuck in a metal cage 47 meters (155 ft) under the surface of the ocean? That’s like…really really deep!? THAT’S TERRIFYINGLY DEEP!? THAT’S ACTUALLY TERRIFYING FOR ME, PERSONALLY.

The deepest pools go is like 11 or 12 ft? and the pressure from just diving to the bottom of the deep end of the pool is Not Fun for me… Personal issues aside, “most recreational scuba divers only dive as deep as 130 feet (40 meters), according to the Professional Association of Diving Instructors so I have a hard time believing that 2 girls who have never gone scuba diving IN THEIR LIVES are gonna be A-Okay enough to worry about the sharks at that point .____.


But I’m pretty sure this movie makes @pet-of-subs​ mad because it’s just another movie fear-mongering about sharks! I understand that sharks are a very real fear for some people, just like spiders and snakes and heights are very real fears for other people, but for those of you who aren’t already afraid of sharks, don’t let movies like this one trick you into thinking that sharks are the “Most Terrifying, Bloodthirsty Animals” on the planet!

“Attacks on people are incredibly rare. In waters off California, the chances of a surfer being bitten by a great white shark are one in 17 million; for swimmers, it’s even rarer—one attack in every 738 million beach visits, according to a recent Stanford University study”

So you’re more likely to die in a car crash, or even be struck by lightning (1 in 700,000/yr or 1 in 3,000/lifetime), than be attacked by a great white! Now, that doesn’t mean I’m saying that great whites are really just giant cuddly fish who want to be your friend, because that’s not true either. They’re definitely awe-inspiring creature who deserve some space and respect (for everyone’s safety, shark included). I just want y’all to know that they’re not the threat you may think they are! They don’t have “ a taste for human flesh’, y’all! They love to eat and hunt yummy, delicious, blubbery SEALS (among other fish and carrion. Great white diet varies depending on age, size, and location! :p)!

Also, I’d just like to gently remind y’all that the man who wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley, so regretted the fact that his book incited fear and panic among people that he became one of the greatest proponents of shark conservation. He spent the rest of his life dedicated to educating people about sharks, trying to separate fiction from fact. There’s even an ocean-conservation award named after him!

“The Peter Benchley Ocean Awards are the world’s preeminent ocean awards and are unique in acknowledging outstanding achievement across many sectors of society leading to the protection of our ocean, coasts and the communities that depend on them.Co-founded by Wendy Benchley and David Helvarg, and named in honor of Peter Benchley, author of Jaws, this Award celebrates the life and legacy of a man who spent more than 40 years educating the public and expanding awareness of the importance of protecting sharks and ocean ecosystems.”


I know that these movies are usually a Not Good thing, but they also give us the opportunity to open up some discourse about about sharks, finning, ocean convservation, overfishing, and other important topics that usually don’t get much attetion.

If any of y’all are interesting in learning more about sharks, check out:


If anyone has any resources, articles, experiences, facts, or anything else to contribute, please do! :)

@auliicravalho: AAAAAHHHHHH!!! I WON AN ANNIE AWARD!!! 😄 I’m absolutely blessed to have been honored with an award for Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production. Thank you to producer Osnat Shurer, and directors Ron Clements and John Musker who gave me, a little Island girl, the opportunity and adventure of a lifetime. I am forever grateful and forever changed. ❤ #AnnieAwards #Blessed #Moana #MoanaOhana

‘A woman admired for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities’

‘the chief female character in a book, play, or film who is typically identified with good qualities and with whom readers are expected to sympathize with.’

Sakura appears in more than 300 chapters of the manga making her the most recurring female character in  the series.

Now pray tell me, where is it written than the main heroine is always the heroes love interest??

all the categories of a heroine fits Sakura’s description proving that:

SAKURA IS THE MAIN HEROINE OF THE SHOW!!! NOT HINATA, NOT INO, NOT TEMARI AND NOT TENETEN.

But that does NOT make the other female characters insignificant. They are important to the story in their own way.They are all heroines on their own.They all fit the categories of being a heroine. BUT they are Not the MAIN heroine as they don’t appear as much. That spot is for Sakura only.