Naomi's bookshelf: read

The Lightning Thief
The Screaming Staircase
Artemis Fowl
The Last Guardian
Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox
The House of Hades
Wild Ride
The Battle of the Labyrinth
The Last Olympian
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan's Curse
The Lost Hero
The Son of Neptune
The Red Pyramid
The Mark of Athena
The Pillars of the Earth
World Without End
Ptolemy's Gate
The Amulet of Samarkand
The Golem's Eye


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gladiatorkyros:

Luffy’s expressions between the point immediately after his fight with Usopp (331) and his first smile, after escaping Lucci’s restraints (346).

"Every time Luffy defeats an antagonist or an enemy, within one or two chapters, whether it is because something entertaining or comical happened, Luffy smiles. There has been only one exception: after his fight with Usopp in Water 7, Luffy did not smile for a long time; in the storyline, he did not smile for a whole day, but in terms of chapters, he did not smile for fifteen chapters.”

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rockuzan:

His name is Liui Aquino, a filipino cosplayer. And I think, by far, he’s the greatest Hiccup cosplayer I’ve seen.

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the study group’s instagram profiles [inspired by x]

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I have to watch Korra like right now

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enelru:

One Piece 30 Day Challenge
Day 12: favorite running joke or gag
Zoro’s “wonderful” sense of direction

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artsycrapfromsai:

a motivational luffy for of all your motivational needs

artsycrapfromsai:

a motivational luffy for of all your motivational needs

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like reblog like reblog like reblog, y’all

like reblog like reblog like reblog, y’all


officerstark:

This one is where I draw the line.  Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
This is disgusting on Tumblr’s part, especially this joke. 
“Allied casualties on the first day were at least 12,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead.”
Yes,remember their sacrifice.  The thousands of soldiers who fought in the Normandy landings and lost their lives.  
Edit: Apologies to people who found my comment about donut day misinformative. I’ve removed it. Yes, Donut Day is a real holiday, I know.  I never said otherwise.  No, Tumblr didn’t do it to make light of that, I know.  Literally all it is is unfortunate timing and a coincidence.  I didn’t mean to imply it was anything but.  
I still think the joke is ill-timed and gross, and no amount of insulting me will change that.

officerstark:

This one is where I draw the line.  Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

This is disgusting on Tumblr’s part, especially this joke. 

Allied casualties on the first day were at least 12,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead.”

Yes,remember their sacrifice.  The thousands of soldiers who fought in the Normandy landings and lost their lives.  

Edit: Apologies to people who found my comment about donut day misinformative. I’ve removed it. Yes, Donut Day is a real holiday, I know.  I never said otherwise.  No, Tumblr didn’t do it to make light of that, I know.  Literally all it is is unfortunate timing and a coincidence.  I didn’t mean to imply it was anything but.  

I still think the joke is ill-timed and gross, and no amount of insulting me will change that.


I’m sick and tired in seeing people interpret my favourite characters in a way that reduces them to skin-deep cutouts of who they are, ‘cause really, they’re larger than life.

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rebeccariku:

One Piece isn’t exactly a series devoted to portraying pirates with historical accuracy, but one of the things that is great about it is the way Eiichiro Oda makes casual references to real life pirates with some of the characters.  For example:

  • Bellamy the Hyena from One Piece lost his whole crew during a journey to the island in the sky.  Sam Bellamy was a real pirate who drowned in a shipwreck that also took most of his crew.
  • Jewelry Bonney from One Piece is an infamous pirate, the only woman in the group known as the Eleven Supernovas.  When she tries to head for the New World, she is captured by Blackbeard.  Anne Bonny was one of the few well documented female pirates of the real world.  While she likely never met him in her lifetime, in works of fiction, she is often portrayed as the object of Blackbeard’s affections.
  • Blackbeard, aka Teach, in One Piece, is a vile man whose Yami-Yami no mi grants him the powers of darkness.  Edward Teach, the real life Blackbeard, was such a villain that, rumour has it, he set his own beard on fire and let it smoke to intimidate his foes.
  • Bartholomew Kuma from One Piece was known as “the Tyrant” - he must have been a strict man, and he was often pictured carrying a bible.  Bartholomew Roberts was the real life pirate responsible for developing the pirates’ only “official” code, and was also an extremely religious man for a privateer.
  • Basil Hawkins from One Piece is a pirate and fortune teller who is known by the epithet “the magician.”  Fire is quite a hazard to his straw-related devil fruit powers.  And Sir John Hawkins was a superstitious privateer who was known to be afraid of fire.
  • X Drake from One Piece was originally on the government’s side as a marine, but for reasons yet unknown, he became a pirate.  Sir Francis Drake committed some of the most successful piratical raids in history, but he did so under the title of privateer, and was a personal favourite of his queen.
  • Trafalgar Law is a pirate in One Piece who has the reputation of being a very cruel man (we’ve yet to see how true the rumours are, however…) But Edward Low was a real pirate, who apparently used amputation as a method of torture, and was feared by even his own men.
  • Finally, Eustass “Captain” Kid is a pirate who hates the government, notably saying that the deeds of the nobles in One Piece make the pirates look “cute.”  William Kidd, the Captain Kidd of the real world, was a pirate who thought he had a free pass as a privateer, until the lord he was working with betrayed him, leading him to be hanged as an example.

There are surely other examples of references to the historical age of piracy in One Piece, but it’s difficult to pin them all down!  (Information on the real life pirates in this post comes from the highly recommended book Under the Black Flag: The Romance and Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly.)

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its-arrested-development:

 The Arrested Development Documentary Project (x)

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(inspired by x)

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annaprocrastinates:

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston dressed as each other’s characters at a Breaking Bad cast party.

annaprocrastinates:

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston dressed as each other’s characters at a Breaking Bad cast party.

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