on the side of the angels
sarah - 27 - canadian
pretend this is some kind of deep description about my likes and or dislikes and or crazy blog but instead i'm just gonna ramble and you're gonna deal with it hahahaha no go away now or hit follow whatever it's your life
"All the time."
Become an Elf from The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, in theaters December 13. http://bit.ly/HTDOSBecomeAnElf
I have a new tooooooy…
there’s nothing about this gif i don’t like
everybody collectively forgot how to star wars
what a troll XD
It doesn’t rain here the same way it does in Gotham.
Today looks like it’s gonna be a wet one, so have a Cass I did at least a month ago.
Middle-grade author Kurtis Scaletta (Mudville, The Winter of the Robots) brilliantly sums up the differences between chapter books, middle grade and YA novels, using an analogy most of us probably never thought of but which makes perfect sense:
Toy Story is a chapter book. It is essentially a story about the home/school/neighborhood, about petty rivalries that turn into friendships, with only a hint of the graver dangers of the world. The stuff with Sid is a bit spooky for chapter books, but the heart of the story is Woody and Buzz becoming friends. It ends with a kid getting a puppy. Total chapter book fare.
Toy Story 2 is a middle grade novel. It is about venturing out of the home and neighborhood, discovering who you really are (Woody learning he’s a classic toy with a whole forgotten franchise), the desire to stay young forever (the toy museum in Tokyo symbolizes this well) against the uncertainty of growing up. Unlike Toy Story 3, Toy Story 2 doesn’t present growing up, departure, and abandonment as an immediate peril; they are told through the second-hand experience of Jessie, who is the kind of fun-loving older character who often shows up in middle grade.
Toy Story 3 is a young adult novel. The story is about growing up and moving on, finding out how dangerous the world can be, trusting your friends and finding out who your friends really are. There is more frank sexuality in Ken, Barbie, and Buzz’s spanish language persona. The anxiety about friends staying together is a common one in teen novels. The Lots O Huggin Bear presents an authority figure that should be questioned and challenged, another common theme to YA. In fact, the scene with the toys joining hands as they slide toward the fire captures the spirit of YA in a single traumatizing image.
And the best thing about that analogy is, nearly everybody agrees that all three Toy Story movies were terrific, so there’s no lapse in quality implied in moving from one to another. They’re just different ways of storytelling, that’s all.
This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry.
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
I cannot think of any reason to kill a Lion. You don’t eat it. It’s a waste.
I understand killing other living things to survive. I don’t understand killing living things for fun. Recreational hunting is just incredibly embarrassing human power tripping to me.