agentjamesbond:

did they send me mumfords
when i asked
for sons

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wildcat2030:

This isn’t just from The Avengers movie, it is in the comics also. Here an image of the S.H.I.E.L.D.’s helicarrier. Could something like this really fly? Let me see if I can use my approximation from the human powered helicopter to estimate the amount of power needed to fly this thing. First, some assumptions. I will use the helicarrier shown above from the recent The Avengers movie. There are other variations of this thing in the comics. The expressions for force and power from my previous post are mostly valid. I know that some people freak out over that estimation – but it isn’t terrible as far as estimations go. There are no special aerodynamic effects to help the helicarrier hover – like ground effects. The helicarrier in the movie is about the size and mass of a real aircraft carrier. The helicarrier stays in the air just from the rotors. It doesn’t float like a lighter than air aircraft. I think this assumption does along with the movie since they show it sitting in water floating like a normal aircraft carrier. Just as a reminder, for a hovering craft I estimated it the force from pushing the air down (and thus the lift) would be: La te xi t 1 16 (via Could the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier Fly? | Wired Science | Wired.com)

wildcat2030:

This isn’t just from The Avengers movie, it is in the comics also. Here an image of the S.H.I.E.L.D.’s helicarrier. Could something like this really fly? Let me see if I can use my approximation from the human powered helicopter to estimate the amount of power needed to fly this thing. First, some assumptions. I will use the helicarrier shown above from the recent The Avengers movie. There are other variations of this thing in the comics. The expressions for force and power from my previous post are mostly valid. I know that some people freak out over that estimation – but it isn’t terrible as far as estimations go. There are no special aerodynamic effects to help the helicarrier hover – like ground effects. The helicarrier in the movie is about the size and mass of a real aircraft carrier. The helicarrier stays in the air just from the rotors. It doesn’t float like a lighter than air aircraft. I think this assumption does along with the movie since they show it sitting in water floating like a normal aircraft carrier. Just as a reminder, for a hovering craft I estimated it the force from pushing the air down (and thus the lift) would be: La te xi t 1 16 (via Could the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier Fly? | Wired Science | Wired.com)

youwantablackcat:

Coz we worth it.

youwantablackcat:

Coz we worth it.

howrra:

thelast-tearbender:

bei-fong-appreciation-blog:

;hiroshi-satos-bathroom:

The last of the Amon jokes videos is here.

I CAN NEVER BE HAPPY WHEN I WATCH THE OTHER ONES ANYMORE.

:’( i’m laughing and crying at the same time…

OH MY GOD NO WHY I CAN’T

Oh… Okay….. ;________________________;

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playeronecontroller:

Dear people of Tumblr who do not tag your Korra spoilers as such: 

AVATAR BENDING - summary of styles

Learn the Martial Arts that inspired the Bending in Avatar

All of the amazing martial arts action sequences you see in Avatar The Last Airbender were based on real life ancient martial arts that are still practiced today.”  A fun past-time for many Avatar fans is to learn these Martial Arts themselves, whether it’s through books / dvds / or if you are lucky enough to find a dojo that can teach you these skills on a more personal basis, we have compiled a list of all of the Martial Arts found in Avatar: The Last Airbender coupled with options you have to enable learn those skills, Practicing Martial Arts is a fantastic way to exercise, build strength, build agility, strengthen confidence, and most importantly have fun!

Waterbending – Inspired by Tai Chi

Literally translated, Tai Chi Chuan means “Supreme Ultimate Fist”, and is practiced for Self Defense by turning opponents aggressive attacks against themselves. In addition Tai Chi is practiced for the myriad of health benefits it provides such as improving your posture, increasing core muscle strength, provides stress relief, greater flexibility, and is also used as a form of meditation.”  Tai Chi is good for all skill levels and levels of fitness, somewhat similar to Yoga but with much more benefits, it can challenge even the fittest individual while providing an entry level Martial Arts to those who need to get back in shape.

Learn Tai Chi / Waterbending Today! Click Here

Earthbending -”  Inspired by Hung Gar

Hung Gar is known for its’ low “strong” and in-place stances, most noticeable is its’ “Horse Stance” which was practiced for hours at a time by trainees. The stances were a very versatile Martial Arts form which could branch out to several different moves.

Click Here to Learn Earthbending / Hung Gar

** Special Note – Toph practiced a unique style of Earthbending, that can probably only be taught in person**

Airbending – Inspired by Ba Gua Zhang

Ba Gua Zhang is well known for it’s “Circle Walking” which is it’s mode of movement, circling an opponent in various stances, attempting to out-wit an opponent.

Click Here to Learn Airbending / Ba Bua Zhang

Firebending – Inspired by Norther Shaolin

Northern Shaolin is well known for it’s aggressive sometimes flamboyant moves, quick attacks and retreats.”  Also known for it’s use of Spear and Staff weapons to aid in the martial art.”  Northern Shaolin is a bit more advanced.

Click Here to Learn Firebending / Northern Shaolin

Always be sure to consult with your physician before starting any type of exercise program, especially Martial Arts, and remember to have fun!

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thechronicwonderlust:

Every person at my school needs to see this.
Quick, before you and you and you get engaged too.

“Ring by spring, but nuva ring first thing.” - Dan Prevette

tapedcrusader:

thechronicwonderlust:

Every person at my school needs to see this.

Quick, before you and you and you get engaged too.

“Ring by spring, but nuva ring first thing.” - Dan Prevette

thehilariousblog:

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Yup.

Miyamoto on Zelda Wii U (interview with Entertainment Weekly)

  • EW: Last year when the Wii U was first introduced, a standalone Zelda battle scene was created to showcase the system’s high-definition graphics. What about the Wii U intrigues you for what you could do in a Zelda game?
  • Miyamoto: Obviously we started that experiment last year and used that to sort of showcase some of the HD visuals. And obviously when you look at that, you do get a positive reaction to how simply having the HD visuals in a Zelda game can really make the game look wonderful and give it sort of a high-quality feel. But one thing that’s interesting is we’re seeing how the way that tastes are broadening in video games and you have some people who prefer more casual experiences, and you have some people who prefer sort of those more in-depth experiences. Obviously, as a company that’s been making games for a very long time, we tend to be more on the deeper, longer game side of things. But really what we continue to ask ourselves as we have over the years is, “What is the most important element of Zelda if we were to try to make a Zelda game that a lot of people can play?” So we have a number of different experiments going on, and [when] we decide that we’ve found the right one of those to really help bring Zelda to a very big audience, then we’ll be happy to announce it.
  • EW: So you’re sort of in the R&D stage?
  • Miyamoto: Yeah. With the last game, Skyward Sword, that was a game where you had motion control to use your weapons and a lot of different items, and I thought that was a lot of fun, but there were some people who weren’t able to do that or didn’t like it as much and stopped playing partway through it. So we’re in the phase where we’re looking back at what’s worked very well and what has been missing and how can we evolve it further.
That’s right, Cuckoo! What now?!

That’s right, Cuckoo! What now?!

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