1. fuckyeahwarriorwomen:

    Disney announces 2016 release for animated feature ‘Moana’

    Disney Animation announced today that it will release its 56th animated feature, Moana, in late 2016 — two years ahead of its originally predicted 2018 date.

    Moana is described as a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure, and takes place in ancient Oceania in the South Pacific. The film will tell the story of its titular teenage character, young Polynesian sea-voyager and born navigator Moana Waialikia. Originally described as a mythic adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific, the film will follow her journey in search of a fabled island to complete her ancestor’s quest. During her journey she will teams up with the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds, and ancient folklore.

     
  2. Once upon a time, there was a fetching young wolverine who, wearing her favorite red hood, went skipping through the fields, on the way to her grandmother’s house, carrying a basket of tasty goodies.*

    A wolf, who was lurking at the edge of the woods, descended upon the young wolverine and said “Hello, little red riding wolverine, and where are you going in such a hurry?”

    "To visit my grandmother," said the young wolverine, as demure and maidenly as a gravelly wolverine baritone can be.

    "To visit your…to…grand…to..my goodness, what big teeth you have…" said the wolf, who seemed to have lost his train of thought somewhere.

    The wolverine nodded.

    "And what…big…claws…you have…" said the wolf, in much the same tone as General Custer commenting on the surprising number of locals at Little Bighorn.

    The wolverine nodded.

    "I’ll just bugger off, shall I?" said the wolf.

    The wolverine nodded.

    The wolf slunk gratefully back into the trees and hyperventilated quietly, and the little red riding wolverine skipped merrily through the woods to her grandmother’s house and they ate assorted rodents and watched cartoons and baked cookies happily ever after.  - Ursula Vernon

    —————————

    *Pepperidge Farms’ Mixed Rodent Party Assortment, to be precise, a pretty good value for the money, although everybody always picks through and eats the gerbils first.

    (via phatfred)

     
  3. tastefullyoffensive:

    This is what happens when you don’t separate your colors and whites.

    [via]

    (via phatfred)

     
  4. penguinontour:

    Come to the Dragonbreath tour and meet Ursula Vernon!

    Danny Dragonbreath can’t breathe fire, but he’ll make you laugh until smoke comes out of your nose. Told in a mix of comic panels and text, this hilarious middle-grade series is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Find out more about the DRAGONBREATH series: http://bit.ly/DragonbreathSeries

    Connect with Ursula Vernon on Twitter: @UrsulaV
    Connect with Wendell the iguana on Twitter: @WendellIguana

    Follow the action on social media with #Dragonbreath

    DATES
    OCT. 20 AT 7 PM
    Barnes & Noble Tustin
    13712 Jamboree Road
    Irvine, CA 92602
    714.508.9707

    OCT. 23 AT 4:30 PM
    Bookshop Santa Cruz
    1520 Pacific Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    831.423.0900

    OCT. 24 AT 4:00 PM
    The Reading Bug
    785 Laurel St.
    San Carlos, CA 94070
    650.591.0100

    (via phatfred)

     

  5. People always make Juliet out to be dumb in Romeo and Juliet, but I think she at least had some sense where Romeo didn't have much of any

    1. Romeo: I was thinking about this chick earlier who I said I was in love with but now I love that girl over there that is very likely to either belong to my family's enemy or be close with my family's enemy as it is their party I am crashing
    2. Juliet: I do not like being so young and forced into a relationship with an older man, but oh there's a cute guy more my age over there. And since he's here he must have been invited and is there for a reasonable love match for myself
    3. --
    4. Romeo: We should kiss right now at this party
    5. Juliet: No that is a super dumb idea
    6. Romeo: *kisses her anyway*
    7. Juliet: That was dumb of you
    8. --
    9. Romeo: We should get married right now
    10. Juliet: We don't know each other. Shouldn't we wait until at least a little time has passed?
    11. Romeo: Like tomorrow?
    12. Juliet: Sure, fine.
    13. --
    14. Juliet: We're married now, so we have to try and make things better between our families.
    15. Romeo: Right.
    16. Romeo: It seems I have killed your cousin and am now exiled.
    17. --
    18. Juliet: Ok so since Romeo fucked up I'm gonna fix this shit by taking a harmless sleeping liquid. He'll come and get me and we can go away together.
    19. Romeo: *immediately kills himself*
    20. Juliet: For fucks sake.
     
  6. Caracal by Sandra Metzbauer
    by Annafur
    Tiny little kitten by Andreas Jansrud

    for-redheads:

    Ginger Animal of the Week

    Caracal / Desert Lynx (Caracal caracal)

    Photos  |   [1] Caracal by Sandra Metzbauer  |  [2] by Annafur  |  [3]  Tiny little kitten by Andreas Jansrud

    The kitten. Oh sweet jesus.

    (via phatfred)

     
  7. terriwindling:

    “Everybody needs beauty…places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.” - John Muir

    Photograph by Katerina Plotnikova

     

  8. "

    Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than have syntax. Or semicolons. I use a whole lot of half-assed semicolons; there was one of them just now; that was a semicolon after “semicolons,” and another one after “now.”

    And another thing. Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than get old. And he did. He shot himself. A short sentence. Anything rather than a long sentence, a life sentence. Death sentences are short and very, very manly. Life sentences aren’t. They go on and on, all full of syntax and qualifying clauses and confusing references and getting old. And that brings up the real proof of what a mess I have made of being a man.

    "
    — 

    Ursula K. Le Guin on being a man – the finest, sharpest thing I’ve read in ages 

    (via ananthymous)

    (Source: explore-blog, via morebadbookcovers)

     

  9. Anonymous said: Have you heard of the sooty owl? They are frightening and their eyes are probably hell portals.

    moniquill:

    iguanamouth:

    i DID actually while i was looking up owls a while back oh MAN they have incredible faces, like some kinda confused ghost who ended up in a bird and now just has to live with it

    image

    looks like they come in lesser and greater sooty flavors, and theyre both pretty similar except for their sizes (about 43 cm for the greater, 37 for the lesser)

    image

    theyre like someone took a barn owl and just lowered the brightness, threw some speckles in there, made their eyes a direct portal to the infinite nightmarish abyss, called it a day

    image

    the YOUNG SOOTY OWLS on the other hand dont even look like real animals. they look like someone made a dodo out of felt and accidentally left it in a dryer. owls are great

    (photos from x  x  x)

    Tell me this isn’t a psychopomp and I’ll call you a damned liar.

     
  10. thefrogman:

    There is also a death for the immortal jellyfish. He is very bored.

    Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]

    (via tabbiewolf)