The Boxtrolls Teaser Trailer
It’s after 1 AM and I just came across this trailer I couldn’t wait to post, so rather than posting it this afternoon, I’m going to spew my admiration now.
The Boxtrolls is a new film by Laika, the incredible stop-motion studio that brought you ParaNorman and Coraline. Those two films are amazing pieces of work, providing brilliant storytelling and terrific craftsmanship.
This here’s the teaser trailer for their newest film, The Boxtrolls. It’s not coming out until September of 2014, but it’s based off of Alan Snow’s children’s novel, Here Be Monsters. Voices are being provided by two of my favorite people of all time, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and also features Tracy Morgan, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Tracy Morgan, and Toni Collette. If that doesn’t get you pumped for next year, I honestly don’t know what will.
I’ll be religiously following updates to this film until its release, so be on the lookout for Boxtrolls spam within the next year.
A farmer buring the hoof of a horse before shoeing it in Scotland, May 1921.Photograph by William Reid, National Geographic
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Doodled my favorite Crystal Gem. #StevenUniverse
Australia’s history of racism towards Aboriginals is absolutely disgusting.
Until the mid-60s, indigenous Australians came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an indigenous Australian meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.
To this day, Australia breaks every code of the Geneva Convention when it comes to indigenous Australians and their human rights. The “public housing” that the government has given them are one-bedroom shacks with no running water, no electricity and no gas, that entire families are forced to live in. These shacks are in communities in the outback, as far away from “civilised” society as possible. Out of sight, out of mind.
Indigenous Australians that live in the city are commonly forced to live in very dangerous and derelict areas that the government gives very little funding towards. Redfern in Sydney is a highly indigenous Australian populated suburb that is rife with crime, unemployment and horrendous living conditions. The government does next to nothing to help these people, either.
Whenever riots have broken out as a result of incredibly low morale, the police and the government are very quick to point all the blame at the indigenous Australians and say that they are the cause of their own problems, rather than looking at what the actual cause is.
Unemployment rates amongst indigenous Australians is astronomical. Crime rates are astronomical. Suicide rates are extremely high within the indigenous Australian community. Death from inadequate living conditions and inadequate health care is common. Brutality towards indigenous Australians is common.
The way many indigenous Australians are forced to live is equivalent to that of what one would expect from a third-world country. Indigenous Australians are considered by the UN to be one of the most horrendously marginalised groups in the world.
And how does the government amend all of this? With a national “Sorry Day”, where white people plant a hand in some designated area of soil as a token of their white guilt, and then continue going about their white privileged day.
On top of that, white people here commonly bitch and complain about how “good” indigenous Australians have it and how “thankful” they ought to be to the white man for improving their quality of life. Meanwhile, indigenous Australians have lost almost all sense of identity and culture because of white colonisation.
What is left of Aboriginal identity and culture has been nearly completely destroyed. And most people in this disgustingly privileged country do not give a single god damn fuck.
Australia is a disgusting country when it comes to racism. I am disgusted by my own country.
That man you see there, he is a 92 year old veteran from Norway, who was tortured by the nazis during world war II.
The upper picture is the picture of the “BOY London” logo, that’s so popular now days.
Then, on the picture under, is a known symbol that were used under by the nazis in World War II.
Now you can all think of what you’re really wearing.
finally someone made a post about it, everyone’s running around with the Third Reich Eagle on their chests
i thought people knew but didnt care
oh dang wow did ppl really not know this??? I feel like the majority of those I know/who follow me do know full well but just didn’t care/use the excuse of “it’s fashion” and are either adults who are ignorant in their minds (not knowing they symbol’s dark past) or adults who are ignorant in their souls (knowing and not caring) but I have never/will never support a brand that makes money off of a symbol associated with the Nazis. Same w/the iron cross bullshit, just marketed towards a different group. People are so willfully ignorant when they aren’t the ones affected. I was reading about Zyklon B last week. It was a firsthand account of a Auschwitz survivor. He watched entire train cars of his people sent to the gas chambers, and was forced to collect the belongings from their poisoned corpses. He didn’t go through hell for you to look trendy. Please think.
a decellularized “ghost” heart
aaaaaaaay extracellular matrix
How cool is it that when you take all the cells out of an organ it still looks like an organ?
I remember when I was in high school and still very confused about how tissues worked, because all anyone taught me was that we’re made up of piles of cells hung on bones. But that’s not how it is! Cells build themselves little hammocks of polymer and densely branched glycoproteins; we’re like onions, layers of membrane over tough rubbery collagen, huge protein scaffolds cradling slippery organs.
Bodies are not made of cells — bodies are made by cells.
^confused me so much in high school! They never mention it at all.