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Anthropomorphic Tree

Anthropomorphism which is the recognition of human-like characteristics or form in animals, plants or non-living things. This tree, which can be found in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, has roots which have taken a human-like form.

I have thought that I have seen some really awesome things in my life, but this one completely tops everything which I have seen to date! I never would’ve expected anyone to give Caillou a modern and ‘hood interpretation. Just seeing the character and crunk out.. HILARIOUS!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s official.. as a matter of fact it has been official for years but for me this is even more official. The Iron Sheik is truly one of the greatest men who has ever graced God’s green and blue Earth.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s official.. as a matter of fact it has been official for years but for me this is even more official. The Iron Sheik is truly one of the greatest men who has ever graced God’s green and blue Earth.

sixpenceee:

Hey! Everyone’s glitch in the matrix posts have been great so far.
Once again a glitch in the matrix, is any odd, bizarre or creepy event. 
I’ve read some excellent ones. And I’ve found new, really cool stories that are supposedly true. I can’t guarantee you they are, but these are what people have reported happening to them. 
Hope you and enjoy, and never forget that if you want to share your creepy experience with me you can. Just tag “sixpenceee” in your post! Maybe I’ll make a post with the best glitch experiences as reported by tumblr users.
Alright let’s begin this post.
THE MAN FROM ANOTHER WORLD
On a normal day in 1954, a man allegedly flew into Tokyo. When he handed over his passport to be stamped, the man was immediately interrogated. While his passport looked authentic, it listed an unknown country called Taured.
The man claimed his country was located between France and Spain, but when he was asked to point it out on a map, he pointed to the Principality of Andorra. He said he had never heard of Andorra and that Taured had existed for 1,000 years, he claimed that he was in Japan on business. His passport seemed to back up his story, as it was covered in previous customs and visa stamps. He even had a driver’s license and checks issued by the mysterious country and an unheard of bank.
The traveler was sent to a nearby hotel until an official decision could be reached. The next day they discovered the mystery man had vanished without a trace. The Tokyo police department conducted an extensive search but came up empty-handed.
SOURCE
WHAT IF THE BEATLES NEVER BROKE UP?
A man claims he was chasing his dog through Del Puerto Canyon in California on September 9, 2009 when he tripped and knocked himself unconscious. Upon waking up, he found himself in a room next to an unrecognizable machine with a man who introduced himself as Jonas.
According to the strange man, while on a work-related trip for a dimensional travel agency, he had used the machine to transport the unconscious Richards to a parallel Earth in order to help him.
They started to talk and ended up talking about the Beatles, a band both dimensions shared. To Richards’s surprise, in this alternate dimension, The Beatles were all alive and still creating music. Richards brought back a souvenir cassette tape entitled Everyday Chemistry that was composed of Beatles songs never released in our dimension, which he helpfully uploaded to his website.
LIFE WAS NEVER THE SAME
In July 2008, a 41-year-old woman named Lerina Garcia woke up in her bed and went about her day. However, as she went on with her normal routine, she claims she found small details that seemed peculiar. For example, her sheets and pajamas were different from what she remembered wearing to bed. She brushed it off. However, when she arrived at her job, she realized it wasn’t actually her department, despite being in its usual location on its usual floor.
She returned home only to find the man from whom she says she had separated six months before, act like the separation had never taken place. Her new lover, whom she claimed she had been seeing for four months, was nowhere to be found. Even after hiring a private detective, his whereabouts remained unknown. There was no trace of him at his alleged residence nor any trace of his family.
While it seems more likely that Garcia’s perceptions are the result of some neurological malfunction, she believes she woke up in a parallel universe. 
SOURCE
SHADOW PEOPLE
One tale describes a woman’s meeting with the mysterious entities as a little girl in Massachusetts during the mid-1990s. During her first night sleeping in a new room, she claims to have seen a tall and unnatural shadow on the wall. To her surprise, the shadow stepped off the wall and glided around the room, wearing what appeared to be glasses. 
 She saw three more of these shadow people near her closet. She eventually realized a large shadow was slowly enveloping the entire room, leaving her in pitch darkness before she leaped from her bed to take comfort in her grandparents’ room.
SOURCE
THE FOREST TO THE OTHER DIMENSION
The Markawasi stone forest lies in the Andes Mountains in Lima, Peru. A dimensional door that is said to be located in the forest.
According to Dr. Raul Rios Centeno, an investigator of the unexplained in Lima, a patient came to see him about her extreme case of hemiplegia, a disorder that results in a complete loss of motor function in half of the body.
 When he inquired about the woman’s condition, she revealed that she had been camping with friends in the Markawasi. According to the patient, they had gone out exploring late in the night and happened upon a torch-lit stone cabin filled with dancing revelers in 17th-century attire. 
The woman said she felt an otherworldly pull toward the cabin, but she was yanked away by one of her friends before she could fully enter. The incident left the side of her body that had entered the cabin paralyzed.
Her test results revealed no discernible cause for her paralysis. Centeno believes the woman experienced a dimensional shift, producing a change in her nervous system’s energy flow. Many natives as well as scholars believe that a dimensional doorway exists in the stone forest of Markawasi.
SOURCE 

sixpenceee:

Hey! Everyone’s glitch in the matrix posts have been great so far.

Once again a glitch in the matrix, is any odd, bizarre or creepy event. 

I’ve read some excellent ones. And I’ve found new, really cool stories that are supposedly true. I can’t guarantee you they are, but these are what people have reported happening to them. 

Hope you and enjoy, and never forget that if you want to share your creepy experience with me you can. Just tag “sixpenceee” in your post! Maybe I’ll make a post with the best glitch experiences as reported by tumblr users.

Alright let’s begin this post.

THE MAN FROM ANOTHER WORLD

On a normal day in 1954, a man allegedly flew into Tokyo. When he handed over his passport to be stamped, the man was immediately interrogated. While his passport looked authentic, it listed an unknown country called Taured.

The man claimed his country was located between France and Spain, but when he was asked to point it out on a map, he pointed to the Principality of Andorra. He said he had never heard of Andorra and that Taured had existed for 1,000 years, he claimed that he was in Japan on business. His passport seemed to back up his story, as it was covered in previous customs and visa stamps. He even had a driver’s license and checks issued by the mysterious country and an unheard of bank.

The traveler was sent to a nearby hotel until an official decision could be reached. The next day they discovered the mystery man had vanished without a trace. The Tokyo police department conducted an extensive search but came up empty-handed.

SOURCE

WHAT IF THE BEATLES NEVER BROKE UP?

A man claims he was chasing his dog through Del Puerto Canyon in California on September 9, 2009 when he tripped and knocked himself unconscious. Upon waking up, he found himself in a room next to an unrecognizable machine with a man who introduced himself as Jonas.

According to the strange man, while on a work-related trip for a dimensional travel agency, he had used the machine to transport the unconscious Richards to a parallel Earth in order to help him.

They started to talk and ended up talking about the Beatles, a band both dimensions shared. To Richards’s surprise, in this alternate dimension, The Beatles were all alive and still creating music. Richards brought back a souvenir cassette tape entitled Everyday Chemistry that was composed of Beatles songs never released in our dimension, which he helpfully uploaded to his website.

LIFE WAS NEVER THE SAME

In July 2008, a 41-year-old woman named Lerina Garcia woke up in her bed and went about her day. However, as she went on with her normal routine, she claims she found small details that seemed peculiar. For example, her sheets and pajamas were different from what she remembered wearing to bed. She brushed it off. However, when she arrived at her job, she realized it wasn’t actually her department, despite being in its usual location on its usual floor.

She returned home only to find the man from whom she says she had separated six months before, act like the separation had never taken place. Her new lover, whom she claimed she had been seeing for four months, was nowhere to be found. Even after hiring a private detective, his whereabouts remained unknown. There was no trace of him at his alleged residence nor any trace of his family.

While it seems more likely that Garcia’s perceptions are the result of some neurological malfunction, she believes she woke up in a parallel universe. 

SOURCE

SHADOW PEOPLE

One tale describes a woman’s meeting with the mysterious entities as a little girl in Massachusetts during the mid-1990s. During her first night sleeping in a new room, she claims to have seen a tall and unnatural shadow on the wall. To her surprise, the shadow stepped off the wall and glided around the room, wearing what appeared to be glasses.

 She saw three more of these shadow people near her closet. She eventually realized a large shadow was slowly enveloping the entire room, leaving her in pitch darkness before she leaped from her bed to take comfort in her grandparents’ room.

SOURCE

THE FOREST TO THE OTHER DIMENSION

The Markawasi stone forest lies in the Andes Mountains in Lima, Peru. A dimensional door that is said to be located in the forest.

According to Dr. Raul Rios Centeno, an investigator of the unexplained in Lima, a patient came to see him about her extreme case of hemiplegia, a disorder that results in a complete loss of motor function in half of the body.

 When he inquired about the woman’s condition, she revealed that she had been camping with friends in the Markawasi. According to the patient, they had gone out exploring late in the night and happened upon a torch-lit stone cabin filled with dancing revelers in 17th-century attire.

The woman said she felt an otherworldly pull toward the cabin, but she was yanked away by one of her friends before she could fully enter. The incident left the side of her body that had entered the cabin paralyzed.

Her test results revealed no discernible cause for her paralysis. Centeno believes the woman experienced a dimensional shift, producing a change in her nervous system’s energy flow. Many natives as well as scholars believe that a dimensional doorway exists in the stone forest of Markawasi.

SOURCE 

For a long time I have always wanted to see what an anime version of myself would look like. I actually a lot younger than I expected when in anime form but then again in real life.. I do look younger than I actually am, as I happen to still be carded for alcoholic beverages. People tell me that they assume that I happen to be sixteen or seventeen when I’m really ten years older than that. One instance in Florida had lead a liquor store cashier to believe I was thirteen until I showed my state ID.
I look like I’m a teenager when represented in anime form. Naturally, I have stubble from shaving but when I’m completely shaven and cleaned up, I actually do look younger.. So this comes pretty damn close to resembling me as far as anime versions of myself go. I look like a character from one of those Bishoujo or Bishounen anime.. Fruits Basket or whatever. I don’t know. I don’t watch anime anymore but this was cool.
To make an anime version of yourself, check out: Mega Anime Avatar Creator over at RinMaru Games

For a long time I have always wanted to see what an anime version of myself would look like. I actually a lot younger than I expected when in anime form but then again in real life.. I do look younger than I actually am, as I happen to still be carded for alcoholic beverages. People tell me that they assume that I happen to be sixteen or seventeen when I’m really ten years older than that. One instance in Florida had lead a liquor store cashier to believe I was thirteen until I showed my state ID.

I look like I’m a teenager when represented in anime form. Naturally, I have stubble from shaving but when I’m completely shaven and cleaned up, I actually do look younger.. So this comes pretty damn close to resembling me as far as anime versions of myself go. I look like a character from one of those Bishoujo or Bishounen anime.. Fruits Basket or whatever. I don’t know. I don’t watch anime anymore but this was cool.

To make an anime version of yourself, check out: Mega Anime Avatar Creator over at RinMaru Games

New Classic by Ronniesolano
If there ever is going to be a Predator reboot or a remake, and if they needed to update the classic look on the original without straying too far from Stan Winston’s design, this would be an ideal re-design. It keeps the original design in mind while updating the armor which keeps Winston’s design closely.
Ronnie Solano does awesome work when drawing Predators. I actually like seeing his work when it comes to drawing Yautja, he makes them look so bad-ass! Such excellent work he always puts out!

New Classic by Ronniesolano

If there ever is going to be a Predator reboot or a remake, and if they needed to update the classic look on the original without straying too far from Stan Winston’s design, this would be an ideal re-design. It keeps the original design in mind while updating the armor which keeps Winston’s design closely.

Ronnie Solano does awesome work when drawing Predators. I actually like seeing his work when it comes to drawing Yautja, he makes them look so bad-ass! Such excellent work he always puts out!

Off My Mind: The Predator Homeworld

With the recently announced PREDATOR sequel which is being written and directed by Shane Black, a lot of speculation has been happening to where and when the movie will be set. Over at AvPGalaxy there is a poll which asks fans where they would like the movie to be set. So far the choices are the following— World War II, Vietnam, Snowed-In City, the Caribbean, the Middle East, an Extraterrestrial Planet, and last… the Predator Homeworld.

So far the votes for the poll seem to be leading directly to the Predator Homeworld, and while no one knows where the Shane Black project will go in terms of environmental setting, it has about as equal chance as the other choices.. But a lot of fans seem to want to go in that direction.

But do we really need to see the Predator homeworld? Do we really need to see what their society is like and the entirety of their culture if we happen to go that route? Will the planet even so much as live up to fan’s expectations? All of that is subjective but as a fan of the franchise and in my opinion… And this not a popular one but.. No, we DON’T need to see the homeworld because we’ve already seen it.

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The Brothers Strause’s Aliens vs Predator: Requiem has already provided us a glimpse of the Predator Homeworld. And that was all that we really needed as we saw what their world looks like, what structures they build and how it reflects the species as a whole. The planet depicted was shown as a sweltering environment with some vegetation, as well as lava and magma flow. It fits pretty well with the mythology.

However fans who were displeased with Alien vs Predator: Requiem, were quick to shove that movie as well as the depicted Predator Homeworld in the realm of fanon discontinuity rather than accept what was shown to us. Some fans have claimed that the world presented was a colonized world, and while that is in the realm of possibility.. Words from the cast and crew completely overrides fanon retcon.

Some fans choose to prefer the idea that the Predator homeworld is a lush jungle with free flowing water. In other words, it somehow has to relate with what their imaginations had been lead to believe from the first movie. Most fans would say it has to be a jungle.

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The image posted above is fan art depicting what the Predator homeworld could’ve looked like prior to the production of AvP-R. This image seemed to have embedded itself into the minds of many fans and often stuck with them. To them, this is their ideal homeworld. A jungle planet with alien structures with green fauna.

The thing is with AvP-R, that’s exactly what we got aside from the whole lava flow as being part of the environment. We got to take a look at their building structures and their environment— granted it was just one biosphere but for whatever reason.. some fans just put it in the realm of fanon discontinuity because they didn’t like the film.

So do we really need to see the Predator Homeworld? What benefit could the franchise gain if the next movie is set on the planet? Sure a lot of the culture and the society would be further explored but it would completely remove the enigma and mystery of the Predators. While the culture has been explored and the Predators were named Yautja in the 1990s Aliens vs Predator novels written by Steve and Stephani Perry, we learned that they were a clan based society with each clan having an alpha male as the leader and that they were a nomadic race of hunters, and that the females were the ones running things on homeworld.

But some fans consider the Expanded Universe to be non-canon and only the films to be the definitive source. While there is good reasoning behind that as some EU material can be considered apocryphal, and that the films aren’t beholding to the EU such as the case with Star Wars, in Twentieth Century Fox’s case.. apparently all licensed works and material are considered canon until contradicted by the films.

In the 1994 script to PREDATORS, the movie was originally set on the Predator homeworld and showed what the society was like. It had completely clashed with what Predator 2 and the Expanded Universe established. It had gotten rid of the clan based society, instead establishing a monarchy where a Predator King ruled, and oversaw Gladiatorial deathmatches. It also showed Predators being slavers and establishing a slave trade with Earth’s governments to prevent a world invasion. Let me say that PREDATORS could’ve been a LOT worse had they used this as the shooting script.

So could a Predator movie work if it were set on the Predator Homeworld? I don’t know. No one really knows. However I personally would feel as if a movie set on the homeworld would demystify and perhaps make the creature look bad and we would have another Human Superiority flick. The idea of Predators losing to humans on their own home turf doesn’t bode very well with me.

Perhaps my concerns are that if the movie is set on the Predator homeworld, then all the knowledge I have acquired all these years have been for nothing and everything I have been reading was nothing but filler material. Another which concerns me is the treatment of the creatures and how their society is portrayed.

I for one would not want to see a Predator King or a Predator Queen.. Predators are a clan based society not unlike the aboriginal African tribes or Native American nations prior to white settlers. And as much as I hated PREDATORS, even that movie established this idea further.

Is the Predator homeworld the wise course of direction for this franchise to go? What could the fans and the mythology benefit from taking a movie which could potentially feature the titular creature getting killed on it’s homeworld by humans? Why do fans seem to want the franchise to go in this direction and have it set on the homeworld?

In short.. I want to ask.. If the new movie is set on the Predator homeworld, would it be the right decision?

For any of my followers out there who are not used to seeing this kind of stuff, I apologize but bear in mind that while there is no real nudity here, my Tumblr is meant to be PG-13 oriented. So this falls in the realm of being PG-13, albeit pushing the envelope a little bit.
I just couldn’t help but laugh at how this somehow relates to me as a man. I will admit I do find myself often looking at woman’s booty if she is fine enough. But I like an overall package as well, not just the booty.

For any of my followers out there who are not used to seeing this kind of stuff, I apologize but bear in mind that while there is no real nudity here, my Tumblr is meant to be PG-13 oriented. So this falls in the realm of being PG-13, albeit pushing the envelope a little bit.

I just couldn’t help but laugh at how this somehow relates to me as a man. I will admit I do find myself often looking at woman’s booty if she is fine enough. But I like an overall package as well, not just the booty.

Starfish vs Predator

Why am I seeing a flood of Starfish stuff in the Predator tag when I am searching for pictures of my favorite alien head hunter or information regarding the upcoming Shane Black Predator sequel? Last time I had happened to check, a headhunting extraterrestrial doesn’t have anything to do with marine invertebrates unless they are in marine environments hunting dangerous prey and I doubt Starfish would be worthy prey.

Seriously, why is there a cluttering of Starfish and Sea Stars in the Predator tag when I am looking for pictures and information regarding the Predator?

A TMNT/Ghostbuster crossver by IDW Publishing? Consider me sold, especially with how IDW has been handling the franchises with their excellent storytelling and their writing. Just called up my comic book clerk and already have him put this on my pull list!

This is a crossover which has been happening since the 80s and I am so glad that IDW is doing this with their licensed titles and working them in a shared universe similar to the Marvel universe. SO MUCH AWESOME AND WIN THERE! IDW FOR THE WIN!

I was out at JC Penney with my Mom today and as usual, I was incredibly bored until I had happened to come across this mannequin. Much to my surprise it had poseable fingers and hands. So I decided to have some fun.
For a few minutes, I had left the mannequin with the middle finger and it was just flipping everyone off. I’m surprised management hadn’t really caught onto the fact that there was a pissed of mannequin.

I was out at JC Penney with my Mom today and as usual, I was incredibly bored until I had happened to come across this mannequin. Much to my surprise it had poseable fingers and hands. So I decided to have some fun.

For a few minutes, I had left the mannequin with the middle finger and it was just flipping everyone off. I’m surprised management hadn’t really caught onto the fact that there was a pissed of mannequin.

welcometoneko:

DIY Predator Backpack

welcometoneko:

DIY Predator Backpack