Oh, right. The marathon. The marathon for Disneyland, the marathon chosen especially to run around Disneyland, Disneyland’s marathon. That marathon?
"Even though I love the princess movie, I wish that Disney would make more non-princess movies. That’s partly why I’m so excited for Big Hero 6. "
I hate to break it to you but there are like 53 Disney animated movies and only 12 are princess movies so…
I need to remind people of this a little too often…
I SAW THIS THE OTHER DAY AND NEARLY CRIED
LOOK AT HOW GREAT THESE AARRRREEEEEE I want to buy the book because unabridged yet illustrated versions of the Wizard of Oz are just rare as hell, aaahh
Okay, so I finally watched The Lego Movie. It also happens that my AP English teacher is having us read “1984” by George Orwell.
The entire beginning of the lego movie is in direct correlation to 1984, with everybody following a set of instructions enforced into their lives, liking certain things, living with predetermined expressions on their faces, etc. But it gets deeper. During the song in the beginning, when he gets to the construction site, there’s a freakin’ sign that they lift up along the lines of “President Business is watching you”. Also, the main character lives his life catching small phrases that reveal the corruption, only to pass them off as nothing. He lives this way until he meets a girl, who is seems free and powerful but who happens to be jealous and unsure of her life. In the end, they’re both taken into the ‘think-tank’ (aka ministry of love) to be tortured and enslaved to the leader’s ideals.
You have no idea how much this destroyed me.
"everything is awesome" is the anthem for a distopia and children sing it all the time
That’s like the best part tho.
Remember Martha, the last of her kind, who died on this day a century ago. September 1st marks the extinction of the passenger pigeon, a species of North American bird with incomparable population numbers before they were completely eradicated by humans at the beginning of the 20th century.
3.7 billion to 0 in forty years.
And if you are wishing this wouldn’t happen again, hoping that history doesn’t repeat itself - remember that we are currently enduring the sixth major mass extinction event. While the other five in our earth’s history were naturally caused by everything from major meteoritic impacts, to extreme cooling or warming of the environment, and frequently changing atmosphere - the latest event, Number Six, is being completely attributed to humans. This is the Holocene Extinction.
In 2012 the IUCN reported that 30% of amphibians are at risk of extinction; as well as 21% of mammals, reptiles, and fish, 12% of birds, 68% of plants. We are looking to lose 30-50% of all species of life on our planet by the middle of the century.
This may feel like a hopeless inevitability, but the future is not set in stone. What we need for this cause is awareness. What we need is an investment of personal interest. We need voices, and students, and teachers. We need scientists, and law makers, and committees and new legislation for the environment. We need communicators. We need enthusiasts and what we really need is to ruin apathy. This is a shared planet, not just between ourselves but with every miraculous piece of life that has erupted on its unlikely surface in the last billion years. We owe it to that great improbability not to mess this up.
It’s Martha in all her glory! And humans are in charge of our planet, we decide the future of our population of eight billion people and the amazingly staggering amount of biodiversity that we share our biosphere with.
Tumblr: spreading the world apart, one group at a time.
THIS is the shit that bothers me with tumblr