Wolfbear Ramblings

vephriel:

I’m warming up to the male tauren a lot more now that I’ve had a chance to look at one myself, especially since Wowhead is using the black fur (which has always been my favourite)

I mean at the end of the day I really can’t complain with how fantastic the new animations look, even if the face is still a bit on the Disney side (this one looks better to me though, it might be a different face than the one used in the official preview?)

I threw some plate armor on the one above and he just looks so damn good

it’s such a big improvement over the old model, I can’t wait to see how the female tauren turn out

I fall in love with the new male tauren every time I see a new screenshot! My hubby plays a black one and just FANTASTIC :D

thedragonflywarrior:

The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.

She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”

The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “

For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”

"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."

I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.

Love the actress! Love Brienne in the books

beingchildfree:

fallow-ground:

I just posted a link to an article that lambastes this absolutely disgusting reformation of Maslow far better than I ever could, but the image is too profound not to share on its own. 
For those unfamiliar with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the short story is that this is a model that describes the most basic needs that all healthy humans have and the relative priority of those needs in more or less evolutionary order. According to this model, a human must fulfill the needs on the lower levels of the pyramid in order to develop to the point to where the needs above become relevant, and progression up the pyramid signifies gradual evolution towards being “fully actualized” (i.e. completely fulfilled) as a human being. 
Simplified: this is supposed to be a way of summarizing the basic psychological needs of human beings as a species, and the higher up the pyramid you are, the more complete you are as a human being. 
So, think about that revised model in this context. Instead of simply suggesting that humans must achieve some level of satisfaction with themselves and their lives as a total package (i.e. the summary of physical well being and safety, social satisfaction and self-respect, and being more or less in control of your own fate) the way the old model did; now the model specifically dictates what kind of self-actualization is necessary in order to be whole as a human: namely, the hunt for, acquisition and retention of, a mate; and participation in the propagation of the species. 
Simplified: If you do not have these drives (“needs”) then you are lesser-evolved than your breeding counterparts and therefore a stunted representative of the human species. 
That’s right, in one fell swoop these a-holes have formally classified the non-breeding instinct as being subhuman.
To which I offer the following thoughtful response:


I wouldn’t say either side is more “evolved” than the other. 
But to say that we’re the less evolved version? When the others contribute to a quicker extinction of our species by continuing to reproduce without considering the consequences? Yeah, THAT makes a lot of sense.

beingchildfree:

fallow-ground:

I just posted a link to an article that lambastes this absolutely disgusting reformation of Maslow far better than I ever could, but the image is too profound not to share on its own. 

For those unfamiliar with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the short story is that this is a model that describes the most basic needs that all healthy humans have and the relative priority of those needs in more or less evolutionary order. According to this model, a human must fulfill the needs on the lower levels of the pyramid in order to develop to the point to where the needs above become relevant, and progression up the pyramid signifies gradual evolution towards being “fully actualized” (i.e. completely fulfilled) as a human being. 

Simplified: this is supposed to be a way of summarizing the basic psychological needs of human beings as a species, and the higher up the pyramid you are, the more complete you are as a human being.

So, think about that revised model in this context. Instead of simply suggesting that humans must achieve some level of satisfaction with themselves and their lives as a total package (i.e. the summary of physical well being and safety, social satisfaction and self-respect, and being more or less in control of your own fate) the way the old model did; now the model specifically dictates what kind of self-actualization is necessary in order to be whole as a human: namely, the hunt for, acquisition and retention of, a mate; and participation in the propagation of the species.

Simplified: If you do not have these drives (“needs”) then you are lesser-evolved than your breeding counterparts and therefore a stunted representative of the human species.

That’s right, in one fell swoop these a-holes have formally classified the non-breeding instinct as being subhuman.

To which I offer the following thoughtful response:

I wouldn’t say either side is more “evolved” than the other. 

But to say that we’re the less evolved version? When the others contribute to a quicker extinction of our species by continuing to reproduce without considering the consequences? Yeah, THAT makes a lot of sense.

Feminism vs equalizim

I hate having this argument with my husband but it crops up every now and again when I mention anything about feminism. He thinks feminism as it exists is bullshit because he thinks that in the western world genders are equal already, so he thinks it should be called equalisim around here. I try to point out that sexisim clearly disproves that but he stubbornly thinks that its a cyclical argument, likening it to a POC getting agitated at being refused something anyone could be refused and making it solely about their skin color.

Basically he thinks most feminists are hysterical feminists or radfem man haters. When I mention rape culture he says men get raped too.


It frustrates me to no end that he can’t see what I can see as blatantly obvious :( im no debater though so I usually give up with a huff.

apocalypsecanceled:

man thinking about that post like

social justice warriors are sometimes the leeroy jenkins, they rush right in usually without buffs, without enough equipment, and probably in misguided and counterproductive ways but their hearts are usually in the right place so…

What I got out of this: Rangers, Wizards and Clerics in WoW…

~.~ OP doesn’t play.

This is my guild in a nutshell :) we may only have a small amount of active members but we have our fun. We even went to canada`s wonderland with our guild leader!
Good things can come from random invites as a lowbie :D

kayleyhyde:

kateoplis:

I still work.

We all know that feeling, vending machine

Surprise feels? ;-;

kayleyhyde:

kateoplis:

I still work.

We all know that feeling, vending machine

Surprise feels? ;-;

New Tauren Male Animations.

cobo4231:

Courtesy of the WoWDB model viewer

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/beg

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casting animation

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Omni/AoE casting

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Channeling

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/Chicken

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/Cower

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/Kneel

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/LoadBow

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/Point

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The “ReadyThrow” animation

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/Rude

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Shouting

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/Shy

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Sittingimage

/Sleep

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WARSTOMP!

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Some of the animations are a bit…off though XD

Actually I kinda think the top lip looks really bad obscured by the nose ring. Looks like a cleft lip or something. Hoping they don’t do that with the female.

This just happened. If no one else will draw it I might have to.

This just happened. If no one else will draw it I might have to.

I boosted this warlock with my free 90/preorder thang. I couldn’t resist orc with that shiny new model they’re getting. Casting animations are great too. I got her all transmogged up in just 2 days! ~lucky~
I love how her voidlord is just lookin at her like:

I boosted this warlock with my free 90/preorder thang. I couldn’t resist orc with that shiny new model they’re getting. Casting animations are great too. I got her all transmogged up in just 2 days! ~lucky~

I love how her voidlord is just lookin at her like: