Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose With Their Cats

Musicians and fans of the metal music community often get a bad rap because of their dark, gruff and tattooed looks. The adorable set of photos published in Metal Cats by Alexandra Crockett sets out to change all that by getting accomplished metal musicians to pose with their feline friends and show off their softer sides.

The people posing in these photos represent bands with names that are anything but cuddly – Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Skeletonwitch and Lightning Swords Of Death. But despite these fearsome band names and their black leather, spikes, tattoos and muscles, it’s clear that they share a close relationship with their loveable animals just like the rest of us.

What’s even better is that these musicians, most of whom have thousands of supporters worldwide, aren’t just putting their faces behind the cause. A series of benefit concerts will be held along the U.S. West Coast, and the proceeds from these concerts, along with a portion of the book’s proceeds, will go to no-kill animal shelters at each of the four cities visited by the benefit shows.

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18 April 2014 @ 1pm | 114 notes
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The first two books are adventure stories, about getting people jazzed for revolution. But the third one changes genres and switches into misery porn. It’s about the consequences and the reality of that revolution.
You wanted a war, dear reader? Here is war, up close and personal. Here is the boredom and the fear and the being locked in a “safe” place with no control. Here is Prim dying pointlessly. Here is PTSD. Here is a brainwashed, weaponized version of your beautiful lover who went off to battle and came back a killer. Here are people, fatuous people but people who cared about you and who just happened to be on the wrong side at the wrong time, people who are beaten and kept in chains by your allies. Here are your friends and peers dying screaming in the stinking dark, literally torn to pieces and devoured alive. Here is the man you thought would be your confidante for life and maybe something more, the blood of your fucking family all over his hands. Here is beaten down exhaustion and despair and confusion. Here is everything you wanted, dear reader. Eat it up. Choke it down. Does any of it seem so necessary now?
And for all that price paid, what changes? The old man is dying anyway, he chokes to death on his own blood laughing at you. The old lady just brings the games back. Everything you fought for, perverted by power-hungry politicians. All that changed was the color of the boot and the neck it pressed down on.
Even after righting THAT final wrong, the only happy ending Katniss gets is that she can tell her kids why mommy wakes up screaming at night.
Yeah, the prose isn’t the best. But damn do I love where Collins took the series. It’s not an adventure series about justified vengeance. It’s about the consequences of violence, and the personal and social toll it takes on everybody. She fashioned an intense anti-war story and suckered the audience into it with her thrilling dystopia tales. What a great trick.

reddit user mr_chip saying it how it is
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He—the “mr” makes me assume it’s a he—got it.  That’s why I think this trilogy is so brilliant, and this guy got it, though I wouldn’t have in-your-face’d the review so bad.  Collins shows the aftermath of revolution so beautifully.

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18 April 2014 @ 12pm | 14,840 notes
tags: yooooooo so important I don't agree with everything said but I 100% agree that this needs to be said more often the hunger games is not about starting a rebellion it's about the personal consequences of war it's not a judgement like this guy says imo collins doesn't draw any conclusions for us just lays out the reality that the actions we take (even ones we didn't choose) have echoes that reach beyond us thg



”..Who the hell is Natasha?”

I became so engrossed in the idea of Natasha being the Winter Soldier I COULDN’T HELP IT sorrynotsorry


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18 April 2014 @ 10am | 10,300 notes
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Thy soul shall find itself alone
'Mid dark thoughts of the gray tombstone
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy.
Be silent in that solitude
Which is not loneliness—for then
The spirits of the dead who stood
In life before thee are again
In death around thee—and their will Shall overshadow thee: be still.

~Spirits of the Dead, I & II by Edgar Allen Poe.

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18 April 2014 @ 9am | 50 notes
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"Heavenly Bodies - Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs” by Paul Koudounaris

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18 April 2014 @ 7am | 144 notes
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This antique cabinet is one of my favourite pieces of furniture in the store. I reckon it’s late 1800s British Raj era, and it’s hand panted inside and out with exotic animals on each panel. Although the exterior has seen better days the inside is perfectly preserved. (at www.theweirdandwonderful.com)

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18 April 2014 @ 6am | 188 notes


A Softer World 1087

One thousand years of sobbing: an autobiography

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Victoire Weasley

Some say she was named after her mother’s closest friend, some - to mark the day of her birth, which coincided with the anniversary of the Great Battle. Some say she a striking image of her mom, some - that she is growing to be a daddy’s girl. But there is something about her no one dares to mention out loud. When the old magic leaves scars, they never disappear. They sink under the skin, into the bloodstream, waiting patiently for their chance to show themselves. But when such magic is mixed together with Veela’s boiling blood, something unique happens. A curse becomes a gift. 

… They didn’t know about it until her 4th birthday, when preparations for the holiday took them longer than they had expected. When Bill came to check on her, he almost died of terror, thinking a wolf has eaten his baby girl. On the second glance he saw that the wolf was wearing his child’s dress. Bill grabbed his wand, ready to strike, and the wolf looked at him and opened its jaw, as if it were howling, but no sound came out. Instead, the wolf’s paws turned into tiny hands, its fur disappeared, leaving the familiar white hair in its place. “Daddy! Where were you?” said Victoire impatiently, and stretched out her arms toward her father, who, as pale as death itself, was still aiming his wand at his 4 year old daughter. “I’m here, sweetheart. I’m here. FLEUR!” “Oh dear,” Fleur remarked, trying to comfort her husband. “I’ll teach her how to control it.” “And if if she can’t?” “Well then… Hopefully, people will never make her that angry again.”

…Some wondered why Victoire started going out with Teddy Lupin. Bill and Fleur didn’t.

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18 April 2014 @ 3am | 245 notes
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Every Friday, were going to try to bring you a brief guide on a different comic book character or story, because we all know the world of comics can be a confusing place, and we want to help.

There seems to be a lot of fans of Wonder Woman here on Tumblr, but if you’ve been wanting to find out more about Diana Prince, Themyscira, and The Amazons, we humbly present to you:

A comiXology Guide to Wonder Woman!

Fierce, bold, and confident, Diana, Amazon Warrior Princess of Themyscira, is both feared and respected by the denizens of the DC Universe. 

Wonder Woman’s first appearance came in 1941 within the pages of All Star Comics #8 but her origins really were developed in the early issues of DC’s Sensation Comics. In these classic comics, you see the introduction of some of WW’s best known tools like the Invisible Jet and her Magic Lasso. In May 1942, only 5 months after her first appearance, Wonder Woman was the star of her own solo comic.

If all you want is one must-read example of a great modern take on Wonder Woman, look no further than gailsimone's story, The Circle, which brings the heroine face-to-face with talking gorilla warriors, neo-nazis, and the vulnerability of being powerless.

Finally, the rebooting of the DCU with The New 52 saw the combining of comic legends Brian Azzarello and cliffchiang bringing their much acclaimed talents to the Wonder Woman comics. While the New 52 has seen its share of successes and failures, Wonder Woman has consistently been one of the brightest stars in the new universe.  

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