Apparently, made of flesh, bones, and blood. With some sort of brain (that works sometimes).
Daydreams a lot, because awake at night.
Obsessed with a few things...
Oh, and I like to translate some of them. In French.
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petite-madame:

"BARNES! ROGERS!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD"!

A big Steve/Bucky artwork that required a looot of work (I stopped counting after 40 hours to be honest). I know, I know, canon wise it doesn’t make any sense. Let’s just say that it’s the big second Chitauri attack of 2014 (it totally happened…*cough*)

Bonus: Bucky’s Instagram.

(Photoshop CS6 - Painter 12)

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geekinglikeaboss:

Let’s talk for a moment about Stoic and Valka and the PRICELESS relationship between the two of them

20 some odd years ago, Stoic and Valka lived together, got married, had a WAY THE FUCK too cute baby Hiccup. Then, dragons attacked the village and Stoic thought they had killed his beloved Valka. This fueled his life long hatred of dragons which was resolved in HTTYD 1.

20 years later, he finds that not only is Valka alive, but she chose to stay with the dragons because she felt she could not live in the village. Even for the man she loves, even for the sake of her son, because it was wrong for her, it was not where she belonged then.

And after 20 years, is he mad? Is he furious? Does he challenge her or rage or threaten?

No.

He embraces her. He mourned his wife as dead and to have her back means more than anything to him. It’s too precious a moment to let anger ruin it.

Not only that, but when Hiccup assumes his mother will return with them, Stoic explains that it isn’t that simple. Valka may not want to return. She may not want to be around other people now that she’s become so integrated with dragon culture. He embraces this as a possibility and seeks to woo her back. Not demand. Not insist. Stoic fucking WOOS her with the best show of smooth ass game I have ever seen. Reminding her that the man she fell in love with is still there and he still sees her as the Valka who danced with him once so long ago.

This is something we don’t typically see, especially from idealized male power models like Stoic. He respects her. He respects her right to make her own choices and realizes that she may still choose not to be with him!

Don’t underestimate what a significant thing this is! Too often, when situations like this crop up in movies, the male will ‘rescue’ the female, insist she return regardless of her desires, become angry with her and then regret when his anger causes her death…

You get the drift.

Just the amount of basic respect Stoic shows to Valka, not as his wife, but as person in her own right, it magnificent. This movie is the fucking highlight of my year until TH:BOTFA comes out in December!

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scienceoftheidiot:

alpharagnar:

davidthestrange:

mapsontheweb:

Cost of a year of undergraduate study in the EU

whattttt

fuck you europe… here in good ol usa tuition averages out at about $20000 per year (that’s about 15000 euro) as in education here costs more than DOUBLE what it does there… (*cries into my student loan bills*)

May I add that in France if your or your family’s income is under a certain threshold, the only thing you have to pay is student health insurance. My Master’s years cost me 16€ each (that’s sixteen euros, in case you thought it was a mistake). And don’t get me started on grants. 

scienceoftheidiot:

alpharagnar:

davidthestrange:

mapsontheweb:

Cost of a year of undergraduate study in the EU

whattttt

fuck you europe… here in good ol usa tuition averages out at about $20000 per year (that’s about 15000 euro) as in education here costs more than DOUBLE what it does there… (*cries into my student loan bills*)

May I add that in France if your or your family’s income is under a certain threshold, the only thing you have to pay is student health insurance. My Master’s years cost me 16€ each (that’s sixteen euros, in case you thought it was a mistake). 
And don’t get me started on grants. 

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awesomefrench:

lcsmchl:

awesomefrench:

lcsmchl:

awesomefrench:

asilentio:

awesomefrench:

seulement-la-tour-eiffel:

Brent Heighton

Ahhhh, la bonne vieille perspective irréaliste qui te cale dans 3m² tout ce que veut le touriste. La pluie, le vélo, les fleurs, les vieux lampadaires vétustes, les enseignes interdites car dangeureuses, un Champ de Mars inexistant… Faute de goût : il manque les pavés ! 
*je déteste ces images*

T’as oublié le couple d’amoureux sous le parapluie et le fleuriste ! XD L’image romancée et romantique de Paris hahahaha ! Ça me rappelle un peu le faux Paris qui existe dans les studios d’Universal à LA, bon sang que j’ai rigolé quand j’ai vu ça.Par contre ces enseignes existent par chez moi, de nombreuses boutiques en ont (mais quartier historique et protégé, peut-être que ça fait partie du truc).

Ouai c’est surement parce que c’est protégé. A Paris, c’est contre la législation de poser des trucs comme ça en fer forgé etc, les enseignes doivent être en “accord avec l’harmonie architecturale” ou une connerie du genre.. 

Reblogging for the mean, annoying French comments.

There’s nothing mean about requiring people to respect my country and its culture. This painting is a joke, some nasty cultural appropriation, and it’s sold and promoted as a romantic truth and people eat it as you serve it. Because of this kind of paintings, people come here in France expecting to find this, and this fake romanticism is so deeply rooted in the tourists’ mind that there’s an actual syndrom called the Paris Syndrome that causes panic attacks, fear of persecution, hallucinations, tachycardia and tons of other very lovely things, that forces the tourists to be hopitalized and/or sent back home with medical assistance. Google it. And it alllll happens because people keep promoting this fake image of Paris. Look, actual French art! Isn’t it romantic and beautiful and foreign to any fake and stupid cultural appropriation ?









So let me do my job on my blog, which consists in telling the utter truth about France and French language and educate people to real Francophilia. 

Your blog should be named “typicalfrench” instead of awesomefrench. It’s typical for a French to go full shitstorm over a few words, and you seem really upset.
And yes, you’re mean. You can show the true Paris, correct the painter and “do your job” (which is a pretentious thing to say — and to do, who are you to “educate” people?) without mocking the painting and its author.
It’s also really stupid to take that painting as a lack of respect toward your country and its culture. Why would anyone paint such a lovely, romantic, yet unrealistic (how is that even bad?) view of a city he must love? That kind of reasoning is why people are afraid to go to France. And I’m speaking as a foreigner.
Thanks for the paintings though, some are really nice.
PS: I see you can use Wikipedia. Don’t try to educate me though, I was aware of the existence of the Paris syndrome, a very rare thing that occurs exclusively among Japanese people. Seems that you forgot to say that detail.

I’m a legal art expert, so technically, it’s my job to say what is proper art and what is fraud, to study it, theorize it and to educate people, about culture specifically. It’s literally my job to warn about the dangers of some behaviors in art, like cultural appropriation. What I see is that this painting is the archetype of what destroys French culture in people’s mind and I know it for sure since it’s people like me who create the cultural agenda in France. This painting is cultural appropriation because it’s a fake idea of a culture sold as a truth with no warning, no sign of any interpretation and softened up with sweet colors so people fall for its romanticism. And you know what saddens me the most? The fact that tourists, people I’m giving cultural food as a living, don’t bite to anything else than romantic ideas like this painting. I’m not mocking the author, I’m telling the truth about something that causes a lot of pain to the French cultural system. I see that 70% of the art galleries closed since 2006 while Asian copies of such paintings flood all our touristy places. French culture is taken in hostage because of this sick fake Parisian dream promoting thing, if you can’t see that, it’s your problem but don’t give me a lecture about me being mean or rude. People who visit a country are supposed to respect it, not to transform it the way they want it, and that’s exactly what you’re trying to do. 

awesomefrench:

lcsmchl:

awesomefrench:

lcsmchl:

awesomefrench:

asilentio:

awesomefrench:

seulement-la-tour-eiffel:

Brent Heighton

Ahhhh, la bonne vieille perspective irréaliste qui te cale dans 3m² tout ce que veut le touriste. La pluie, le vélo, les fleurs, les vieux lampadaires vétustes, les enseignes interdites car dangeureuses, un Champ de Mars inexistant… Faute de goût : il manque les pavés ! 

*je déteste ces images*

T’as oublié le couple d’amoureux sous le parapluie et le fleuriste ! XD L’image romancée et romantique de Paris hahahaha ! Ça me rappelle un peu le faux Paris qui existe dans les studios d’Universal à LA, bon sang que j’ai rigolé quand j’ai vu ça.

Par contre ces enseignes existent par chez moi, de nombreuses boutiques en ont (mais quartier historique et protégé, peut-être que ça fait partie du truc).

Ouai c’est surement parce que c’est protégé. A Paris, c’est contre la législation de poser des trucs comme ça en fer forgé etc, les enseignes doivent être en “accord avec l’harmonie architecturale” ou une connerie du genre.. 

Reblogging for the mean, annoying French comments.

There’s nothing mean about requiring people to respect my country and its culture. This painting is a joke, some nasty cultural appropriation, and it’s sold and promoted as a romantic truth and people eat it as you serve it. 
Because of this kind of paintings, people come here in France expecting to find this, and this fake romanticism is so deeply rooted in the tourists’ mind that there’s an actual syndrom called the Paris Syndrome that causes panic attacks, fear of persecution, hallucinations, tachycardia and tons of other very lovely things, that forces the tourists to be hopitalized and/or sent back home with medical assistance. Google it. And it alllll happens because people keep promoting this fake image of Paris.

Look, actual French art! Isn’t it romantic and beautiful and foreign to any fake and stupid cultural appropriation ?

So let me do my job on my blog, which consists in telling the utter truth about France and French language and educate people to real Francophilia. 

Your blog should be named “typicalfrench” instead of awesomefrench. It’s typical for a French to go full shitstorm over a few words, and you seem really upset.

And yes, you’re mean. You can show the true Paris, correct the painter and “do your job” (which is a pretentious thing to say — and to do, who are you to “educate” people?) without mocking the painting and its author.

It’s also really stupid to take that painting as a lack of respect toward your country and its culture. Why would anyone paint such a lovely, romantic, yet unrealistic (how is that even bad?) view of a city he must love? That kind of reasoning is why people are afraid to go to France. And I’m speaking as a foreigner.

Thanks for the paintings though, some are really nice.

PS: I see you can use Wikipedia. Don’t try to educate me though, I was aware of the existence of the Paris syndrome, a very rare thing that occurs exclusively among Japanese people. Seems that you forgot to say that detail.

I’m a legal art expert, so technically, it’s my job to say what is proper art and what is fraud, to study it, theorize it and to educate people, about culture specifically. It’s literally my job to warn about the dangers of some behaviors in art, like cultural appropriation. What I see is that this painting is the archetype of what destroys French culture in people’s mind and I know it for sure since it’s people like me who create the cultural agenda in France. This painting is cultural appropriation because it’s a fake idea of a culture sold as a truth with no warning, no sign of any interpretation and softened up with sweet colors so people fall for its romanticism. And you know what saddens me the most? The fact that tourists, people I’m giving cultural food as a living, don’t bite to anything else than romantic ideas like this painting. I’m not mocking the author, I’m telling the truth about something that causes a lot of pain to the French cultural system. I see that 70% of the art galleries closed since 2006 while Asian copies of such paintings flood all our touristy places. French culture is taken in hostage because of this sick fake Parisian dream promoting thing, if you can’t see that, it’s your problem but don’t give me a lecture about me being mean or rude. People who visit a country are supposed to respect it, not to transform it the way they want it, and that’s exactly what you’re trying to do.