Chris Pratt worked with Marvel and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to arrange a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for patients, families and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday. While the movie played, Pratt snuck out and dressed up as his character, Star-Lord. He spent more than three hours in full costume and handed out movie-themed toys. Pratt also visited patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, and the Pediatric ICU, as they were too sick to join the movie screening that afternoon.
Pratt spent extra time with one patient, Dylan Prunty, who is a longtime Lego fan and recognized the actor’s voice from The Lego Movie. They spent about 10 minutes reciting different scenes from the film.
Whoo! I found some courage in a glass, so here are a few sketches I did a while back, trying to develop characters for a comic that will almost certainly never exist.
Elevator pitch: A selkie is captured, escapes, but loses her skin. She then fights for justice against an uncaring world while raising her daughter and learning about love.
I’m super, SUPER attached to these characters and have been for a long, LONG time. It’s interesting how stories develop though, sometimes, isn’t it? I mean, this tale actually began as a dream I had in like, 7th grade!
I started the story thinking it would be focused on the daughter as a teenager. But as it developed over the years, I realized that the most compelling narrative was about her mother, and so the focus shifted.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever have the guts to post more about these guys, since it’s all really sketchy stuff like this, but at least I got up the gumption to do it at least once!
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have designed an electronic tattoo—a small, flexible circuit board that can be worn just like the Spiderman temp tats I used to stick on my face—that produces an electrical current.
It works by stripping the electrons from lactate, a byproduct of sweat, with an enzyme imprinted on the e-tattoo’s sensor. In other words, it produces power from your nasty workout juice. And, the researchers say, the technology could eventually generate enough electricity to run devices like phones, smart watches, and heart monitors.
"These represent the first examples of epidermal electrochemical biosensing and biofuel cells that could potentially be used for a wide range of future applications," said research lab director Joseph Wang in a statement.
THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT!
black ballerina excellence
So gorgeous and elegant
Why is this important? i see a girl doing ballet, stop outlining difference, its important we just admire the skills, and afore mentioned ellegance
First of all shut the fuck up and have several seats
and heres why in Michaela’s own words what she had to go through beig BLACK and still goes through
When she was around 8 and rehearsing for The Nutcracker, just a few days before the performance she was told, “I’m sorry, you can’t do it. America’s not ready for a black girl ballerina.”
For Michaela, “to say this to an 8-year-old is just devastating. It was terrible.”
When she was 9, a teacher told her mother: “I don’t like to put money into black dancers because they grow up and end up having big boobs and big hips.”
The dancer looked down at her petite figure and protested, “I don’t have boobs. I don’t get it.”
Instead of getting her down, “It makes me more determined,” she said. “Because I’ve been through so much, I know now that I can make it and I can help other kids who have been in really bad situations realize that they can make it too.”
This is why it is important, for little Black girls to see a black ballerina made it despite being discriminated against because of her skin color!!!
THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT
SO FUCKING IMPORTANT
Because Balanchine, arguably the most respected male ballet dancer of his time, said that "a ballet dancer’s skin should be the color of a peeled apple."
Because if you watch fucking First Position, you’ll learn that Michaela De Prince is actually the survivor of this brutal civil war in Sierra-Leone and definitely saw some terrible shit.
Because she almost wasn’t adopted because locals thought her vitilligo meant she was cursed.
Because her very loving (white) Jewish adoptive parents made sure that none of the shit Michaela heard about her skin ever brought her down. And even endured hearing some pretty bullshit comments directed at them (“You know Black people…they can’t do ballet, right?”) and her WONDERFUL MOTHER HAND DYED ALL OF HER TIGHTS AND FANCY TUTUS (the mesh bits) SO THAT THEY MATCHED MICHAELA’S SKIN.
Because Michaela herself is an amazing example of beating the odds in a field where everybody expects you to fail because of the color of your skin.
SO FUCK OFF, PEOPLE WHO SAY SKIN COLOR DOESN’T MATTER IN THIS POST.
IT FUCKING DOES, BECAUSE IT MAKES MICHAELA DEPRINCE NOT ONLY A FLAWLESS DANCER, BUT AN AMAZING BADDASS REVOLUTIONARY.