I reached my hand out with the intention of petting her, and what I got was the most adorable handshake I’ve ever received
"To fight monsters, we created monsters of our own."
Pacific Rim, 2013
One of the greatest things about this quote (and this movie) is that it had all the potential in the world to spread the dark and terrible (and often truthful) idea that in order to fight the darkness, one must absorb some of that darkness. It was very prominent in The Dark Knight trilogy, especially as articulated by Harvey Dent: “You die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”
Pacific Rim doesn’t do this. Mankind bands together for a true world war. There are already enough monsters coming for them; they do not need to become monstrous themselves. The monsters they create are not beasts but guards and armor to protect, not universally destroy. The jaegers rarely deliberately destroy massive structures (remember Gipsy Danger carefully stepping over a large walkway and nimbly navigating between buildings during the fight in Hong Kong). The pilots in the jaegers are very human and imperfect but are still heroes. They may have created monsters, but they did not become them.
Everyone and their mother has lauded this, but it bears repeating: in Pacific Rim, mankind’s power is not in its capacity for destruction or power or control or harnessing its deepest instincts but instead in its humanity—its ability to rebuild, to persevere, to empathize and to understand.
#Really is a lot of fun--played it when I visited her in Washington for PAX
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The Spirit Siege Kickstarter has less than $3k to go! You can help this friendly, inclusive strategy game come to life!
All backers get immediate access to the Backer Build of the game! For just $1, you can play Spirit Siege right now on android devices—and share it with your friends! Just look in the updates for Update #17.
So my sister ( http://infjdoodles.tumblr.com/ ) is a part of a gaming company called Nova Heartbeat—founded and created by herself and some colleagues from Digipen. They’re currently developing Spirit Siege, which is an AWWDOORAABUUL and AWESOMAZING strategy card game for iOS and Android.
As of this post, they are at 95% of the way to their goal, with two days remaining—only needing a bit of a nudge now! Will you please help them out, or at least take a look at their Kickstarter?
May your spiffiness spiffify!
EDIT: Not only did my sister and her colleagues succeed, but they also made their stretch goal! By the end, they’d successfully raised $55,555— high fives around! Thank you for taking a looksies!
The sky when it snows is absolutely perfect. It can be 1 o’clock in the morning and bright outside. The silence of everything when it snows is beautiful. You can barely hear a sound when the snow covers everything. Just watching the snow fall and stick to the ground is beautiful. Yeah I guess it sucks that it’s cold and you have to shovel it out, but coming in from the cold and putting on warm clothes, sitting in the heat, and drinking hot chocolate is so relaxing. I miss the snow so much.