nothingbutthedreams:

thomastellersr:

favourite tropes + THOSE TWO GUYS

Two characters to be the mundane Greek Chorus. They may or may not be snarky and unlike the Greek Chorus, they don’t break the fourth wall very often (if at all). They’re completely ordinary… Often the best friends of the main character before all the weirdness with aliens, robots, magic, demons, harems, etc.

Some pairs become involved in the plot less and less as the series progresses, especially if the plot becomes more serious. Given what usually happens to people involved in the plot, it’s probably for the best. However, it’s not uncommon for Those Two Guys to also become popular and even iconic characters in the series.

I didn’t realise that I’m actually a big fan of this trope until just a minute ago.

fuzzyrings:

gunsknivesgear:

Wakizashi.

Wakizashi date back to 15th century Japan.  These blades were used for close quarters fighting.  This is a modern, non-traditional interpretation.

Beautiful! I think I’ve always preferred the wakizashi over the katana, for some reason. I’d certainly love to have one of my own, especially one like this.

I will always remember that I learned this name from Yojimbo in FFX…

spankzilla85:

 I wish mama all the happiness,

-Gipsy

I don’t generally go for the whole “Jaegers as babies/people/whatever” thing unless it’s, like, my TF AU thing…BUT HOLY JESUS THIS MADE ME HAVE ALL THE FEELS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

socialismartnature:

Happening NOW: 30,000 Chinese workers strike at the world’s largest producer of athletic shoes such as Nike and Adidas over pay, benefits, and the right to choose a union. The strike, China’s largest in decades, has shutdown production for two weeks and caused the company’s stock price to plummet.

Bloomberg News reports:

"Workers have disrupted production in Yue Yuen’s Dongguan factory complex, which employs more than 40,000 people, since April 14 in a dispute over pay, benefits and the right to pick their own union. More than 50 percent of the workers were on strike today, Liu said. China Labour Watch, which estimated the striking workers at about 30,000, said a small number had returned to work, without quantifying it.”