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It’s the summer anthem many were waiting for. In the new video for the irrepressible hip-hop song “Thunder Thighs,” women of different shapes, sizes, races and sexualities enjoy a summer day in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn — all exulting in their own bodies as they braid each other’s hair, eat ice cream and frolic in a fire hydrant’s spray.

“Thunder Thighs” is the handiwork of Miss Eaves, the alter ego of Brooklyn multimedia artist Shanthony Exum. Her work, which includes rap, photography, illustration and graphic design, centers on themes she describes as politically progressive and feminist. For Exum, “Thunder Thighs” is a case of “art reflecting reality.”

“I’ve had a curvy body for my whole life,” she says. “A lot of the things I talked about in ‘Thunder Thighs’ — such as, like, wearing mom jeans or having your thighs touch and rub together, in the summer, getting 'chub rub’ — these are things I’ve experienced my whole life.”

'Thunder Thighs’: The Summer Anthem That Celebrates Every Woman

Go on, ask!
These are really random, I don’t know where they came from!
  1. Whats your (full) name?
  2. How old are you?
  3. Whats your Birthday?
  4. What star sign does that make it?
  5. Whats your favorite color?
  6. Whats your lucky number?
  7. Do you have any pets?
  8. Where are you from?
  9. How tall are you?
  10. What shoe size are you?
  11. What was your last dream about?
  12. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  13. Would you like to build/design your own house?
  14. Which form of public transport do you prefer?
  15. What talents do you have?
  16. Can you juggle?
  17. Can you solve a rubix cube?
  18. Do you have a cherished childhood teddy bear?
  19. Are you psychic in any way?
  20. Are you a good actor?
  21. Are you a good writer?
  22. Have you ever been bungee jumping?
  23. Have you ever been canoeing/kayaking?
  24. What types of holidays do you prefer?
  25. Whats the furthest you’ve ever been on vacation?
  26. What was your favorite vacation?
  27. Where would your dream vacation be?
  28. Can you tap dance?
  29. Whats your favorite  animal?
  30. Whats your favorite sport?
  31. Whats your favorite food?
  32. Whats your favorite pizza topping?
  33. Whats your favorite movie?
  34. Whats your favorite song?
  35. Do you want children?
  36. Do you want a church wedding?
  37. Are you religious?
  38. Do you like reality TV programs?
  39. Do you like TV talent shows?
  40. If you could go back in time to change one thing what would it be?
  41. How many hats do you own?
  42. Are you any good at pool?
  43. Whats the highest you’ve ever jumped into the water from?
  44. Have you ever been admitted to hospital?
  45. Have you ever had any brushes with the law?
  46. Have you ever been on TV?
  47. Do you prefer baths or showers?
  48. Do you prefer towel drying, blow drying or natural drying your hair?
  49. What color socks are you wearing?
  50. If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
  51. Would you like to be a big celebrity?
  52. How big is your TV?
  53. What type of music do you like?
  54. Have you ever been skinny dipping?
  55. How many Pillows do you sleep with?
  56. What position do you often sleep in?
  57. What do you wear to bed?
  58. Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?
  59. What do you typically have for breakfast?
  60. Do you like scary movies?
  61. Whats your favorite ice cream flavor?
  62. Have you ever been in a newspaper?
  63. Have you ever fired a gun?
  64. Have you ever tried archery?
  65. What’s your favorite condiment?
  66. What’s your favorite clean word?
  67. What’s your favorite swear word?
  68. What’s your least favorite word?
  69. What was the last movie you saw?
  70. What football team do you support?
  71. What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep?
  72. What’s the tallest building you’ve ever been up?
  73. Do you have any scars?
  74. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  75. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
  76. What’s the longest you’ve ever grown your hair?
  77. Are you scared of flying?
  78. Have you ever tie-dyed your own clothes?
  79. Are you reliable?
  80. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
  81. If you could ask your future self one question what would it be?
  82. Do you hold grudges?
  83. If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create?
  84. Do you decorate the outside of your house for Christmas?
  85. Can you solve Sudoku puzzles?
  86. Whats the most unusual conversation you’ve ever had?
  87. Are you much of a daredevil?
  88. Are you a good liar?
  89. How long could you go without talking?
  90. What has been your worst haircut/style?
  91. Can you ice skate?
  92. Can you do a somersault?
  93. Whats your favorite joke?
  94. Have you ever sleepwalked?
  95. Whats your favorite TV commercial?
  96. What traditionally adorns the top of your Christmas tree?
  97. What would be your dream sandwich?
  98. Can you impersonate anyone famous?
  99. Can you do any accents other than your own?
  100. Do you have a strong local accent?
  101. Do you prefer blue or black inked pens?
  102. When was the last time you had to dress fancy?
  103. Do you prefer green or red grapes?
  104. How do you have your eggs?
  105. Whats your favorite saying?
  106. Can you stand on your hands unassisted?
  107. What do you have on your fridge door?
  108. Who was the last person to knock/ring at your door?
  109. What is one thing you wish you could tell your younger self?
  110. What is your dream?

I went to go see Jurassic World again, this time with my family. And as I was driving my little brother back to his house, he expressed disappointment that the original cast (bar the scientist and the t-rex) didn’t make appearances. Then he said something that set me off in a Jurassic Wonderland of wasted possibility.

“What I want to know is why the two kids weren’t running the place. Why was some strange lady in charge of the park, instead of Lex? Why was some navy guy in charge of the raptors instead of Tim?”

And I just… can you imagine what the movie would have been if that had been the case instead?

Imagine that at some point, there wasn’t a choice. Hammond’s will allowed for the continuation of the park, or a creation of a new one, and InGen was going to do it with or without Lex and Tim, but the kids remembered what happened to them when they were little. They remembered, and they knew it would happen again. Of course it would. But they agree to it, they go back, because they figure that they can at least be there to handle the fallout. So they go back, they help design things, they fight for every precaution and for every reactionary defense. The park will never be safe, but they’re going to do everything in their power to ensure that if it’s happening anyway, they’ve got their hands in it to ensure the least damage and loss possible.

So Lex get put in charge of the park- the computer system isn’t just something she uses- she fucking designed it. She designed it and worked on programming it. She was the one who designed the tracking system they use with all the dinosaurs because she needs to be able to assure herself of where every single one of them is at any time, and she carries a tablet with her that does just that- taps into the network and shows dino locations. She fights the board on every new carnivore they want to create; It’s a bad idea, she tells them. Carnivores eat meat which in case you have not noticed, humans happen to coincidentally be made of meat. She also doesn’t just track the dinosaurs- there’s no way anyone will ever suffer through what she and Tim and Grant did. Every visitor to the island has a wristband that talks to the mainframe and gives their location at all times.

And Tim, head of the animal care and behavior department with his wife, Kelly (you know, Ian Malcolm’s daughter from the second movie). They don’t just know know anything about the dinosaurs; they know EVERYTHING about these dinosaurs. Tim has Hammond’s hearteyes wonder mentality partnered with Grant’s thirst for knowledge and fueled by his own curiosity and experiences. Kelly has her dad’s caution and her mom’s free spirit and drive for pushing boundaries. They are there for every birth, and have their hands in the raising and care of all the dinosaurs. Like Grant, Tim has a soft spot for the raptors, and they have a soft spot for him as well, after he raises them himself, imprints them on himself and Kelly at their island-side residence.

And we mustn’t forget Eric, the kid Grant and his team saved from one of the islands when he crashed on it parasailing. Eric survived down there on an island full of dinosaurs when pretty much no one else could have survived even a few days. He’s the one out in the field, in charge of containment and tactical defenses for when (not if, WHEN) things go wrong. Because they will. They’ve been waiting 10 years for it to go wrong. They’ll continue waiting, ready.

Imagine the look on all their faces when InGen admits that a dinosaur was created behind their backs, a hybrid of several species, because someone wanted to create more ‘wow’ for the park. Only what they created wasn’t what they meant to create. This new dino is smarter than anything they’ve ever made before. Bigger than the T-Rex. Stronger. It surprises everyone with it’s ability to mask its heat and change its skin color. It’s a mistake but ohhh what a mistake- the InGen folks have hearts in their eyes thinking about how they could apply these changes to raptors.

Imagine Lex’s utter outrage at being lied to, but now that the life has been created she can’t just take it. The animal didn’t ask to be born, but now that it has been, she ensures that it has what amounts to a bomb-proof enclosure in a remote section of the island. Heat sensors, sound sensors, tracking device, motion sensors- this thing has got the works in her pen. Lex forbids opening it as an attraction, this enclosure is for containment only. And the would-be social creature, deprived of social interaction with humans or its own kind or with anyone really, becomes the Indominus Rex we see in the actual movie; she does not understand boundaries or dominance or good behavior.

But the movie dynamics are now shifted. Instead of the park destroying itself from within, it is under attack from without. It isn’t because Lex was careless about security. There is no tension between Lex and Tim outside of normal brother/sister banter. Imagine that InGen wants those raptors badly enough to force a field test of them- imagine they purposefully release Indominus, thinking Tim’s raptor squad can beat it. Imagine the moment Lex asks him if the squad is ready for search and rescue, and he agrees they are.

Imagine Tim and Lex gearing up to go into the wilds of their park because there are people stranded at the far end. Imagine a movie where the wholesale destruction and terror are not because everyone is ill-equipped to handle the situation (because Lex and Tim? They’ve made fucking preparations for this shit, they have thought of everything for this kind of situation) but instead a story about how all of those preparations mean shit against this superdino. She outsmarts them like the Clever Girl she is, avoiding traps, clawing out her tracker, taking out their electricity, setting free the other dinosaurs. She talks to Tim’s raptor children, and they walk away with her- imagine how CRUSHED he is to see Blue just… leave him.

Imagine half the movie following two young girls, strangers, who got put together on the rolly ball ride. One is a mechanic’s daughter who can disassemble and reassemble whole cars if she wanted, who fiddles with the ride to let them free-roll anywhere they want. Imagine she does it because the other girl is a younger trans girl who has spent her whole life admiring Dr. Ellie Satler and wanting to be a paleobotanist just like her, but the ride doesn’t get close enough to the plants for her to see them well. Imagine that they escape Indominus by ducking under a plant that the botanist-in-training recognizes as basically a giant ancient fucking nettle plant and Indominus takes one faceplant into it before deciding WOW NOT WORTH IT BYE. And the two girls stick together until they meet up with Lex and Tim who are out trying to find the rolly ball inhabitants that went off road because they are the last two left, and Lex has been following their wristband signals.

Indominus finds the InGen beach camp and attacks with her new raptor compatriots. Lex and Tim, after seeing all the civilians (including the two young girls) safely to boats, split up to come to the rescue, Lex with Eric and Tim with Kelly. Tim and Kelly win back their raptor clan (let’s be real, they didn’t have to win them, they left to gather intel on the iRex) while Lex comes charging down the beach in the original Jeep the mechanic’s daughter fixed, road flares tied to the roll bars and madam Queen-of-All T-Rex chasing after her to start the final showdown.

No giant seamonster needed- T-Rex + Raptor Squad + InGen army + Lex and Tim and Kelly and Eric are enough to bring down Indominus. Barely, but they win. And T-Rex is there, but she’s had quite enough fighting against raptors after the first movie, and so she leaves, heading into the jungle to let the humans recover.

Lex fires everyone at InGen. They go get ice cream from the cafeteria and Tim eats an entire chocolate pie by himself. They call Grant the next day and say “You are possibly the only person who will believe the day we just had.”

ot13; the ways you said "i love you"

Originally posted by 12fools

feat: reader x seventeen 

genre: marshmallow fluff, random au with each member

word count: 6283

summary: the thirteen ways seventeen shows how much they care about you

rated p for terrible puns and tastefully executed profanity

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forever sunkissed spell

Here is a little beauty spell to harness the energy of the sun and make yourself look radiant and sunkissed all the time! You will need:

☀ Water

☀ Citrine (optimism, warmth, radiance)

☀ Dried orange peel (beauty, sun energy)

☀ Rosemary (fire, sunlight, love, beauty)

☀ Orange, yellow or cream fabric and thread/ribbon

1. On the morning of a sunny day, drop your citrine in a little jar of water. Place it in a sunny place from sunrise to sunset, letting the energy of the sun steep into the water and warm it.

2. Take the water inside and look in a mirror. Remove any makeup you have on beforehand. Place some drops of the sun water in your hands, rub them together, and sweep your hands across your face, coating your skin in the sunlight energy. Visualize your skin sparkling and radiating.

3. Take the citrine out of the jar of water and place it in the center of your fabric square. sprinkle the dried orange peel in a circle around it, and then repeat with the rosemary.

4. Whisper into the citrine, “may the sunlight that shines down on me radiate through me.” Gather the corners fo the fabric and tie them closed with the ribbon.

5. Sleep with the sachet under your pillow for one night, then you may sprinkle the herbs in a sunny place the next day and carry the citrine with you. Anoint yourself with the sun water any time you need an extra kiss of beauty.

anonymous asked:

I was having ice cream out on the fire escape last night and yelled "Red Robin" to see if my neighbor would yell back "yum" but instead the Literal Actual Red Robin dropped in beside me and asked me what I wanted. #OnlyInGotham #WeAteIceCream

So i just thought of something.

Y’know when Tom teleports to Marco’s room?

Ok, so when he teleported, not only did he choose to teleport in Marco’s room while making THIS POSE.

((Meaning he got into this cool position simply to teleport into Marco’s room and say hi to him))

But now that I think about it, if he teleported from the underworld, the underworld somehow manages to serve ice cream despite all the fire and lava. 0-o

But his carriage was apparently waiting for him, giving the idea he arrived in that and left it waiting for Marco outside of his house (Unless he called for it after Marco said yes)

So….

Either Tom teleported from the underworld making that pose for Marco, holding ice cream that should’ve melted, and then called for his carriage without any knowledge Marco’d even be in his room..

Or

He had his carriage prepared outside of Marco’s house, got ice cream, and simply waited for the perfect time to make a stupid pose and teleport into Marco’s room. ((Meaning he must have been watching him to even know he was in his room and on the computer))

zodiac aesthetics

{{you can also use your rising sign!}}

aries: red lips, lava, bicycling, jean jackets, combat boots, sunglasses, fireworks, concerts

taurus: oversized knitted sweaters, tiny houseplants, cafes, forests, candles, cozy homes, tea and dessert

gemini: writing notes on your arm, tattoos, chokers, colored hair, crop tops, pins on your backpack, piercings, polariods

cancer: lockets, the moon, the ocean, rainy windshields, glitter, flower crowns, ferris wheels, white fences, swirled ice cream

leo: red hair and freckles, fire, bloody knuckles, denim shorts, fireflies, oversized sweaters, lattes, aviators, leather jackets

virgo: collared dresses, coffee and books, vinyl records, typewriters, umbrellas, silk sheets, dandelions, rolled up pants

libra: blowing bubbles, bubblegum, cotton candy, roller coasters, snapbacks, flannel, dresses with cardigans, frappucinnos

scorpio: bloodshot eyes, cigarette smoke, lace tights, black coffee, winged eyeliner, veins, rainy parking lots, bruises

sagittarius: money jars, rope bridges, macaroons, lightning, pizza, carnivals, maps with desired destinations circled

capricorn: leather, antiques, coffee, the woods, dark lipstick, apartments, spices, brown eyes, picture frames

aquarius: the galaxy, aliens, balloons, mermaids, graphic t-shirts, gas stations, jellyfish, feathers, sunrise

pisces: fairy lights, gardens, watercolors, cloudy mornings, mascara, curtains, fishtanks, creamer