Locus Classicus

flatbear:

sigridellis:

satedanbadass:

Jason Momoa and Manu Bennett at Florida Super Con

Those two are both Maori, right? And they are goofily pulling semi-haka-referential moves in these photos, right?

Jason Momoa is Hawaiian, raised in Iowa. Manu Bennet is Australian/Maori (Ngāti Kahungunu and Te Arawa, which is tangentially related to my Iwi).

Manu in particular is referring some classic intimidation poses, especially the tongue (A lot of Maori tribes have a cool genetic trait where the connective skin underneath their tongue is much smaller, or not there at all, to further the intimidation. Mine goes out super far!), and Jason could be doing the same, or referring to native Hawaiian intimidation poses, which I am not familiar with.

A lot of the pacific island cultures are connected and have their own Hakas, Samoan, Fijian, Vanuatan, Tongan and more, all with different names. The one Manu is most likely referencing is Ka Mate, Te Rauparaha’s Haka (also my Iwi/tribe!), the most well known one, which looks like this.

This has been your daily dose of OH MY GOD SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT MY TINY COUNTRY LET ME IMMEDIATELY TELL YOU EVERYTHING I KNOW.

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24 Fan Cons better run than DashCon

krytella:

Wondering if you should ever go to a con after the DashCon kerfuffle? Did you know that there are literally hundreds of cons worldwide about media things that Tumblr is into? This is a totally non-comprehensive list of conventions you might want to check out, limited to English-speaking countries…

buckybuns:


for arysteia, who said “\o/ I’ll give you a challenge then and say Bucky #15”

my eyes hurt. i hope you’re happy. /mock anger

#ultraviolet #ultraviolence #ultraviolated #i’ll get there it’ll just take a while

buckybuns:

for arysteia, who said “\o/ I’ll give you a challenge then and say Bucky #15

my eyes hurt. i hope you’re happy. /mock anger

#ultraviolet #ultraviolence #ultraviolated #i’ll get there it’ll just take a while

fallingloki:

guardedlogic:

So, I finally managed to read Bucky’s biography as presented at the Captain America Smithsonian exhibit.
And yes, the “Captured by Hydra, Barnes endured long periods of isolation, depravation and torture" part certainly got to me, but what really caught my interest was: "An excellent athlete who also excelled in the classroom”.
Bucky wasn’t all looks and brawn, he was also a good student. He basically had it all, was probably the most popular guy at school, and still chose small sickly Steve Rogers as his best friend. 

#because steve rogers also chose him

fallingloki:

guardedlogic:

So, I finally managed to read Bucky’s biography as presented at the Captain America Smithsonian exhibit.

And yes, the “Captured by Hydra, Barnes endured long periods of isolation, depravation and torture" part certainly got to me, but what really caught my interest was: "An excellent athlete who also excelled in the classroom”.

Bucky wasn’t all looks and brawn, he was also a good student. He basically had it all, was probably the most popular guy at school, and still chose small sickly Steve Rogers as his best friend. 

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nudityandnerdery:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

theoppositeoflamp:

frightfullytreeish:

man-thing:



DOCTOR STARK WAS SO ANNOYED HE WENT AND GOT FOUR MORE


#HAHAHAHAHAHAHA #OH TONY #I mean presumably this is just writer inconsistency #but I like to imagine tony stark is the kinda guy who gets doctorates out of spite #HE HAS A DOCTORATE IN SHUT UP STEVE #PHD IN PETER PARKER YOU AREN’T AS FUNNY AS YOU THINK YOU ARE
YES

I just imagine him yelling at the TV like
"thanks to new developments from Stark Industries, personally researched by Tony Stark—"
"DOCTOR Tony Stark!"

"There should be a doctor in there somewhere."I imagine he’s also tried to get at least one of these doctorates awarded to Doctor Iron Man.

nudityandnerdery:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

theoppositeoflamp:

frightfullytreeish:

man-thing:

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DOCTOR STARK WAS SO ANNOYED HE WENT AND GOT FOUR MORE

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I just imagine him yelling at the TV like

"thanks to new developments from Stark Industries, personally researched by Tony Stark—"

"DOCTOR Tony Stark!"

"There should be a doctor in there somewhere."

I imagine he’s also tried to get at least one of these doctorates awarded to Doctor Iron Man.

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uncoolguy:

This scene has become that much more meaningful. I absolutely love parallels.  Thank you Bryan Singer.  Thank you Xmen!!

copperbadge:

dorkilybeautiful:

blackblackqueen:

I’ve just found this photo and I can’t

Please tell me that copperbadge is aware of this.

“Robert.”
"Chris, I’m just doing what everyone’s thinking. I’m not the one pulling his shirt up in public."
"Only because nobody’s asked you yet."
"Was that a challenge? Because I will disrobe right here — "
"No! No, Mark made me promise to make you keep your clothes on."
"Aw, he knows me so well." 
[RDJ Advises Chris Evans On His Life Choices]

copperbadge:

dorkilybeautiful:

blackblackqueen:

I’ve just found this photo and I can’t

Please tell me that copperbadge is aware of this.

Robert.

"Chris, I’m just doing what everyone’s thinking. I’m not the one pulling his shirt up in public."

"Only because nobody’s asked you yet."

"Was that a challenge? Because I will disrobe right here — "

"No! No, Mark made me promise to make you keep your clothes on."

"Aw, he knows me so well." 

[RDJ Advises Chris Evans On His Life Choices]