# BEST SCENE IN THE WHOLE SAGA #IT ENCOMPASES EVERYTHING THE SAGA IS ABOUT #LUKE CANNOT ACCEPT THAT VADER IS HIS FATHER #HIS WHOLE REASON FOR LEAVING TATOOINE WAS TO TRAIN TO BECOME A JEDI LIKE HIS FATHER BASED ON THE LIE THAT OBI WAN TOLD HM #BUT NOW IN THIS SCENE LUKE HAS GROWN TO ACCEPT THE TRUTH #BUT HE HAS LEARNED THE TRUE MEANING OF BEING A JEDI #AND IT IS NOT WIELDING A LIGHTSABER AND KILLING YOUR OPPONET #IT IS USING THE FORCE AND USING YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF IT TO WIN #LUKE THROWS ASIDE HIS LIGHTSABER WHEN HE COULD HAVE ENDED VADER RIGHT THERE AND TAKEN THE EASY WAY OUT AND BECOME A SITH LORD #HE COULD HAVE BECOME MORE POWERFUL THAN VADER BECAUSE HE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN HELD BACK BY A SUIT TO SUSTAIN HIS LIFE #BUT NO THAT IS NOT WHAT HE WANTS #HE DOESN’T WANT TO BE VADER #HE WANTS TO BE A JEDI #HE WANTS TO BE ANAKIN # AND THAT IS THE JOURNEY OF LUKE SKYWALKER
The “Uno Wheel” bicycle—its flaw was if it was braked suddenly, the rider would spin around and round in the big wheel until the momentum subsided, 1948 (via)
It’s not against the law in Massachusetts to secretly take photos up a woman’s skirt, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday. The court dismissed charges against Michael Robertson, who was arrested by Boston transit police for taking photos and videos up multiple women’s skirts or dresses on the subway.
The judges sympathized with the notion that a woman should be able to have a reasonable expectation not to have secret photos taken up her skirt when she goes out in public, but ruled that current state law does not address that. Massachusetts’ “Peeping Tom” laws, as written, only protect women from being photographed in dressing rooms or bathrooms when they are undressed. Since upskirt photos are taken of fully clothed women in public, they don’t count, according to the court.
“A female passenger on a MBTA trolley who is wearing a skirt, dress, or the like covering these parts of her body is not a person who is ‘partially nude,’ no matter what is or is not underneath the skirt by way of underwear or other clothing,” the court wrote.
Robertson’s lawyers defended his actions by arguing the photos were a matter of free speech.
Upskirt photos are becoming increasingly common with the spread of camera phones, but the law is slow to catch up with new technologies. Under most voyeurism laws, women must have a “reasonable expectation of privacy,” which is difficult to prove when she is in public. The Massachusetts court is hardly the first to acquit men who take these photos; perpetrators in Oklahoma, Indiana, and Washington have all been cleared by judges because the laws on the books did not apply. In response to one case in which a man legally took upskirt photos of a 10-year-old girl, Indiana lawmakers passed an upskirt ban in 2011. Other states have considered but not passed similarly updated voyeurism laws.
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Today in news that makes me want to seek alternate living arrangements in a nearby galaxy…
Maybe I’m just not that bright, but isn’t that the whole purpose of setting precedent? To set a standard for how laws are interpreted and enforced in society?
Rape culture hard at work
That’s just fucked up.
This gif ruined my life
That’s some inception shit right there.
I was like “PARKOU…… wtf is he omfg WHAT?! No…”
I’ve been giggling over this photo for way too long now.
Anonymous asked: Why are non-white characters required to have a reason for not being white, but all-white casts are seen as totally normal?
Because we live in a racist fucking society. Shit is so transparently clear.
when u want to complain about something but u literally cannot talk to anyone about said thing
You may mess up, but you’re not a mess up.
You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake.
You may screw up, but you are not a screw up.
You may fail, but you are not a failure.
You are not your downfalls.
i needed this
(i will always need this)
Languages animate objects by giving them names, making them noticeable when we might not otherwise be aware of them. Tuvan has a word iy (pronounced like the letter e), which indicates the short side of a hill.
I had never noticed that hills had a short side. But once I learned the word, I began to study the contours of hills, trying to identify the iy. It turns out that hills are asymmetrical, never perfectly conical, and indeed one of their sides tends to be steeper and shorter than the others.
If you are riding a horse, carrying firewood, or herding goats on foot, this is a highly salient concept. You never want to mount a hill from the iy side, as it takes more energy to ascend, and an iy descent is more treacherous as well. Once you know about the iy, you see it in every hill and identify it automatically, directing your horse, sheep, or footsteps accordingly.
This is a perfect example of how language adapts to local environment, by packaging knowledge into ecologically relevant bits. Once you know that there is an iy, you don’t really have to be told to notice it or avoid it. You just do. The language has taught you useful information in a covert fashion, without explicit instruction."
— K. David Harrison, The Last Speakers (via containslanguage)
hank MADE A ROBOT OF HIS DEAD WIFE, PETER PARKER HAS REVEALED HIS SECRET IDENTITY MORE TIMES THAN I CAN COUNT, DEADPOOL HAS NEVER IN HIS LIFE TALKED APPROPRIATELY AND I AM INCLUDING THAT TIME WITH NATHAN ON THE BEACH, AND OMFG TONY NOT CHEATING OKAY WHOEVER CHOSE THESE IS MY HERO
- Well, the good news is I got the job
The bad news is I also got something else
tonights bdsm safe word is “superwholock” because thats the best moodkiller i can think of
i made this post...
sometimes i wonder how these pop culture stereotypes of jim kirk got started. (womanizer, bad to his crew, etc…)...
au where moffat actually accepts criticism and develops into a good writer