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Actual conversation at a party last night
Random college kid: Dude are you a real punk or a fake punk?
Me: I, um. I-I don't care?
Kid: *turns to his friend* Dude he said he doesn't care that means he's a real punk hi I'm Doug nice to meet you
To fight monsters, we created monsters of our own.

Pacific Rim, 2013


One of the greatest things about this quote (and this movie) is that it had all the potential in the world to spread the dark and terrible (and often truthful) idea that in order to fight the darkness, one must absorb some of that darkness. It was very prominent in The Dark Knight trilogy, especially as articulated by Harvey Dent: “You die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” 

Pacific Rim doesn’t do this. Mankind bands together for a true world war. There are already enough monsters coming for them; they do not need to become monstrous themselves. The monsters they create are not beasts but guards and armor to protect, not universally destroy. The jaegers rarely deliberately destroy massive structures (remember Lady Danger carefully stepping over a large walkway and nimbly navigating between buildings during the fight in Hong Kong). The pilots in the jaegers are very human and imperfect but are still heroes. They may have created monsters, but they did not become them.

Everyone and their mother has lauded this, but it bears repeating: in Pacific Rim, mankind’s power is not in its capacity for destruction or power or control or harnessing its deepest instincts but instead in its humanity—its ability to rebuild, to persevere, to empathize and to understand. 

(via mymarysunshine)

petemaximoff:

just so you know what is going on in my country right now:

  • votes came in for independence 45% yes 55% no
  • media very “”no”” centred and bias
  • unionists are now attacking yes voters
  • a seventeen year old girl has been stabbed
  • they are burning our saltire giving nazi salutes
  • our first minister resigns

please signal boost this 

rathrunpredictabl:

I love the fact that the first kaiju was named Trespasser.

It suggests that the reaction was less “OH GOD ALIEN INVASION” and more “Oh woaaaah you are NOT supposed to be here and god knows where you came from but please leave, now”.

princeowl:

unamusedsloth:

First person to buy an iPhone 6 in Perth immediately drops it during TV interview

mmm whatcha say

theminttu:

Sometimes there are no words

thatfunnyblog:

chill hazel grace its a metaphor

thatfunnyblog:

chill hazel grace its a metaphor

hallowkorg:

happy halloween. its fucking halloween every day from now until the end of october. happy fucking halloween

feriowind:

irishsparkleparty:

Marshmallow loves your mug feriowind!!! 

CUTE!!!!

feriowind:

irishsparkleparty:

Marshmallow loves your mug feriowind!!! 

CUTE!!!!

p-kom:

leetle kaijus. Finally done with the pacific rim sticker set!
You can get them at my shop!

p-kom:

leetle kaijus. Finally done with the pacific rim sticker set!

You can get them at my shop!