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merryweatherblue:

I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. 

So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. 

So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.

And now I love this movie a little more.

I do remember thinking, “Drax is on the spectrum.” It reminded me of Embassytown, by China Mieville, where an alien race cannot comprehend metaphor without some physical representation to serve as an example.

In any case, glad to see (apparent) representation.

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theboynomad:

15 mile bike ride & priceless views of the willamette river #pdx #portland #familytime

This is awesome, and something about the photogenic trees and water reminds me of Lassie. So, currently sitting around awaiting the appearance of a non-verbal mammal to alert me to the fact that Jimmy has fallen down a well somewhere.

theboynomad:

15 mile bike ride & priceless views of the willamette river #pdx #portland #familytime

This is awesome, and something about the photogenic trees and water reminds me of Lassie. So, currently sitting around awaiting the appearance of a non-verbal mammal to alert me to the fact that Jimmy has fallen down a well somewhere.

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WTF, rinse, repeat.

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humansofnewyork:

"They sometimes ask me about their grandmother, and I only tell them about the good times. I don’t want to worry them with all the things my mother and I had to go through when I was growing up.""What’s your fondest memory of your mother?”"We were so poor that every day she’d have to go out and try to find us some food. And on the days when she came home empty handed, she’d help us forget our hunger by putting on music and dancing for us."(Jinja, Uganda)

This could be my own mother talking.

humansofnewyork:

"They sometimes ask me about their grandmother, and I only tell them about the good times. I don’t want to worry them with all the things my mother and I had to go through when I was growing up."
"What’s your fondest memory of your mother?
"We were so poor that every day she’d have to go out and try to find us some food. And on the days when she came home empty handed, she’d help us forget our hunger by putting on music and dancing for us."

(Jinja, Uganda)

This could be my own mother talking.

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Remember that leering, cursing lynch mob in Little Rock reviling a meek, innocent little 12-year-old Negro girl as she tried to enroll in public school? Weren’t they—or most of them—devout churchgoers? I detest the two-faced who pretend liberality but are practiced bigots in their own mean little spheres. I didn’t tell my daughter whom to marry, but I’d have broken her back if she had had big eyes for a bigot. As I see it, man is a product of his conditioning, and the social forces which mold his morality and conduct—including racial prejudice—are influenced more by material things like food and economic necessities than by the fear and awe and bigotry generated by the high priests of commercialized superstition. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m for decency—period. I’m for anything and everything that bodes love and consideration for my fellow man. But when lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday—cash me out.
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dopemove:

I WILL BE A VENGEFUL GOD

dopemove:

I WILL BE A VENGEFUL GOD

(Source: nysighence)

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danielkanhai:

i bought this bonsai tree growing kit for three dollars and i know nothing will probably grow, but who could beat that price, right? after i soak the seed pod for 24 hours i have to keep it in the fridge for three months to trick it into thinking winter has passed. it’s probably the biggest prank i’ll ever pull on a seed. like psych, buddy, you thought winter was over? that was the god damn crisper drawer oh shiiit.

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(Source: weird5cience, via heyyoshimi)

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nevver:

In the mood…

Because why should Thursday be any different.

nevver:

In the mood

Because why should Thursday be any different.

(Source: favstar.fm)

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