Dragons vs Zeppelins

Call me Andal.

Anonymous asked: Nah black beauty got sick bc he was driven really hard and then stable boy McDumbass left him in a cold stable all night with no blanket

unhappyhorses:

I found the text online, and here’s the relevant section:

I was glad to get home; my legs shook under me, and I could only stand and pant. I had not a dry hair on my body, the water ran down my legs, and I steamed all over, Joe used to say, like a pot on the fire. Poor Joe! he was young and small, and as yet he knew very little, and his father, who would have helped him, had been sent to the next village; but I am sure he did the very best he knew. He rubbed my legs and my chest, but he did not put my warm cloth on me; he thought I was so hot I should not like it. Then he gave me a pailful of water to drink; it was cold and very good, and I drank it all; then he gave me some hay and some corn, and thinking he had done right, he went away. Soon I began to shake and tremble, and turned deadly cold; my legs ached, my loins ached, and my chest ached, and I felt sore all over. Oh! how I wished for my warm, thick cloth, as I stood and trembled. I wished for John, but he had eight miles to walk, so I lay down in my straw and tried to go to sleep. After a long while I heard John at the door; I gave a low moan, for I was in great pain. He was at my side in a moment, stooping down by me. I could not tell him how I felt, but he seemed to know it all; he covered me up with two or three warm cloths, and then ran to the house for some hot water; he made me some warm gruel, which I drank, and then I think I went to sleep.

By the way, if anyone wants to read the whole thing for free, here it is online.

Modern behavior analysts identify punishment as any event that stops behavior. A baby starts to put a hairpin into the electric socket. His mother grabs him and/or slaps his hand away from the socket: this life-threatening behavior has to be interrupted now. The behavior stops. Lots of other things may start—the baby cries, the mother feels bad, and so on—but the hairpin-in-electric-outlet behavior ceases, at least for that moment. That’s what punishment does.

B. F. Skinner was more precise. He defined punishment as what happens when a behavior results in the loss of something desirable—the pleasure of investigating if this object can fit into that hole, a popular pastime with babies—or when the behavior results in the delivery of something undesirable. However, in both cases, while the ongoing behavior stops, there is no predictable outcome in the future. We know that reinforcers strengthen behavior in the future, but a punisher will not result in predictable changes.

For example, will grabbing the baby or smacking his hand, even if his mother’s timing is perfect, guarantee that the baby won’t try sticking things into outlets again? I doubt it. Ask any parent. What really happens is that we pick up small objects, we put covers over the wall outlets, or we move furniture in front of them, and eventually the baby outgrows this particular urge.

Don’t Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor (via unhappyhorses)

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mamalaz:

Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel 

Speaking their lines vs the final product

Why is Vin Diesel looking down? Is he worried he’s gonna forget his line?

Vin Diesel asked the director his inspiration for every line he did and did multiple takes until he was satisfied. He also recorded the line over 1,000 times and also recorded his lines in Mandarin, Portuguese, French, and Spanish so they could use his real voice in those versions. He’s looking at his lines because Vin Diesel is a  dedicated  motherfucking professional

And then he showed up at the LA premiere like this: 

Vin Diesel in an I AM GROOT shirt, on stilts, because he is awesome and magical

Stilts, people!

Vin Diesel is so fantastic every time I hear people mock him I just want to be like “excuse you, do you know of any other multi-racial actor in Hollywood who’s fronted a blockbuster franchise featuring an unashamedly multi-cultural cast full of primarily non-white actors, and who has done it unapologetically over and over again for *seven* installments? NO, YOU DON’T, SIT THE FUCK DOWN.”

<3 <3 <3

Vin Diesel makes goofy movies like The Pacifier so he can keep making Riddick movies. He even went so far as to found Tigon Studios to make sure the Riddick video game was good (it was awesome).

I love Vin Diesel!

In high school and college, when Vin Diesel really rose to box office prominence, I used to hate Vin Diesel because he seemed like the kind of dumb macho guy that A. made fun of me a lot and B., well, A’s enough, isn’t it? 

And then he went on “The Tonight Show” and talked in depth about his high school life as a hardcore D&D player. So. I’m on board with Vin Diesel now. And also, like, don’t judge people by how they look

i don’t even care about the gifs. reblogging for the comments and cause Vin is my boy. 

One of my favorite things ever was finding out Vin Diesel taught Judi Dench to play D&D

(via sketchlock)

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unclewhisky:

rynnay:

unclewhisky:

rynnay:

Trying to write high fantasy

Wind up researching Chaos Theory and Law of Conservation of Energy.

Me too, dude. Me too.

And then when I try to write science fiction, I end up researching funerary rites and Tarot symbolism.

Alan, if I ever write Sci-fi, you’re bound by the laws of physics to write fantasy.

It’s just how the world works.

We should just swap projects for a week, work on said projects for that week, and then hand them back.

We’ll either discover amazing storytelling breakthroughs and begin a lifetime of collaboration, or immediately call one another up and yell at each other with hatred in our hearts.

I’m fairly certain both could happen simultaneously. :P

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digital-joker:

I remember this…Chick got caught cheating on her bf so he put the child locks on the car and locked the girl inside with the roaches.

No woman deserves to go through this. I dont care if she was cheating, woman are allowed to express their sexuality and this is basically slut shaming. Her boyfriend was probably awful and abusive anyway.

Man cheats = emotionally abusive swine
Woman cheats = strong woman expressing her sexuality
Got that?

CHEATING IS FUCKING CHEATING. WHEN YOU ARE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE, YOU DEVOTE YOUR LOVE AND SELF TO THEM AND ONLY THEM. IT’S NOT FUCKING ‘EXPRESSING SEXUALITY.’ IT’S A GODDAMN BETRAYAL OF TRUST NO MATTER WHO THR FUCK YOU ARE.

finally someone said it

jesus fuckin christ

Cheating is fucking cheating. But this shit is too much.

those poor roaches.How bout’: Dont cheat and ruin peoples lives and relationships with trust violations.  Roaches too much?  harmess bugs, which the same cant be said for her, which cheating is incredibly harmful to both men and women EVERYwhere, so screw off people saying ‘oh she doesnt deserve this’ because if you’z a cheat, you’z get 0 sympathy.  oh, and if you try to justify cheating?  you’re just as bad.

Oh my gosh you guys, cheating is awful but SO IS LOCKING A WOMAN IN A CAR WITH ROACHES GOOD GLOB WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH PEOPLE, NO WONDER SHE CHEATED

dansyron:

amellia-j:

thenicojesus:

nokiaofficial:

scalematecapekind:

howtfdidevrynamegettaken:

truestfeminist:

digital-joker:

I remember this…

Chick got caught cheating on her bf so he put the child locks on the car and locked the girl inside with the roaches.

No woman deserves to go through this. I dont care if she was cheating, woman are allowed to express their sexuality and this is basically slut shaming. Her boyfriend was probably awful and abusive anyway.

Man cheats = emotionally abusive swine

Woman cheats = strong woman expressing her sexuality

Got that?

CHEATING IS FUCKING CHEATING. WHEN YOU ARE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE, YOU DEVOTE YOUR LOVE AND SELF TO THEM AND ONLY THEM. IT’S NOT FUCKING ‘EXPRESSING SEXUALITY.’ IT’S A GODDAMN BETRAYAL OF TRUST NO MATTER WHO THR FUCK YOU ARE.

finally someone said it

jesus fuckin christ

Cheating is fucking cheating. But this shit is too much.

those poor roaches.

How bout’: Dont cheat and ruin peoples lives and relationships with trust violations.  Roaches too much?  harmess bugs, which the same cant be said for her, which cheating is incredibly harmful to both men and women EVERYwhere, so screw off people saying ‘oh she doesnt deserve this’ because if you’z a cheat, you’z get 0 sympathy. 

oh, and if you try to justify cheating?  you’re just as bad.

Oh my gosh you guys, cheating is awful but SO IS LOCKING A WOMAN IN A CAR WITH ROACHES GOOD GLOB WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH PEOPLE, NO WONDER SHE CHEATED

(via the-bleeding-effect)