I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.
Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling The Hunger Games (series), by Suzanne Collins To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
The Lord of the Rings (series), by J.R.R. Tolkien
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
Looking for Alaska, by John Green The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak The Giver (series), by Lois Lowry The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (series), by Douglas Adams
The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
Anne of Green Gables (series), by Lucy Maud Montgomery
His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
The Princess Bride, by William Goldman Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
Divergent (series), by Veronica Roth
Paper Towns, by John Green
The Mortal Instruments (series), by Cassandra Clare
An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green
Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Twilight (series), by Stephenie Meyer
Uglies (series), by Scott Westerfeld
The Infernal Devices (series), by Cassandra Clare
Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (series), by Anne Brashares
The Call of the Wild, by Jack London Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green, David Levithan
Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones
Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
Vampire Academy (series), by Richelle Mead
Abhorsen Trilogy / Old Kingdom Trilogy (series), by Garth Nix
Dune, by Frank Herbert
Discworld / Tiffany Aching (series), by Terry Pratchett
My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
The Dark is Rising (series), by Susan Cooper
Graceling (series), Kristin Cashore
Forever…, by Judy Blume
Earthsea (series), by Ursula K. Le Guin
Inheritance Cycle (series), by Christopher Paolini
The Princess Diaries (series), by Meg Cabot
The Song of the Lioness (series), by Tamora Pierce
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Delirium (series), by Lauren Oliver
Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
Hush, Hush Saga (series), by Becca Fitzpatrick
13 Little Blue Envelopes, by Maureen Johnson
It’s Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini
The Gemma Doyle Trilogy (series), by Libba Bray
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros
Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
Just Listen, by Sarah Dessen
Ring of Endless Light, by Madeleine L’Engle
The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen
The Bartimaeus Trilogy (series), by Jonathan Stroud
Bloodlines (series), by Richelle Mead
Fallen (series), by Lauren Kate
House of Night (series), by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlsit, by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver
Unwind, by Neal Shusterman
The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
The Maze Runner Trilogy (series), by James Dashner
If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
The Blue Sword, by Robin McKinley
Crank (series), by Ellen Hopkins
Matched (series), by Allie Condie
Gallagher Girls (series), by Ally Carter
The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale
Daughter of the Lioness / Tricksters (series), by Tamora Pierce
I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak
The Immortals (series), by Tamora Pierce
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (series), by Patricia C. rede
Chaos Walking (series), by Patrick Ness
Circle of Magic (series), by Tamora Pierce
Daughter of Smoke & Bone, by Laini Taylor
Feed, by M.T. Anderson
Weetzie Bat (series), by Francesca Lia Block
Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen
Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (series), by Louise Rennison
Leviathan (series), by Scott Westerfeld
The House of the Scorpion, by Scott Westerfeld
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci (series), by Diana Wynne Jones
The Lullaby, by Sarah Dessen
Gone (series), by Michael Grant The Shiver Trilogy (series), by Maggie Stiefvater The Hero and the Crown, by Robin McKinley
Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Betsy-Tacy Books (series), by Maud Hart Lovelace
Firefly | forever in our heartsI hear its song without a doubt
I still hear and I still see
That you can’t take the sky from me
Still confused on what paper stars are? This’ll be a little card in each of my paper star packets from now on! I have a limited space to work with so this is what I could fit~
You actually don’t have to make the paper go under. I just fold over and it works too. I mean, that being said, there are a few different ways of making them. And I believe putting them under each fold is a bit unnecessary.
you always gotta keep your opponent on their toes. unless your opponent is a ballerina, that is where they are most powerful
- “Eat” the damn Play-doh cookies.
- Slurp the invisible soup.
- Pretend that they’re not causing grievous bodily harm as they “brush” your hair.
- Always be serious when asked what you’d like for dinner, and never say something silly like rabbit soup. Because they will go get their stuffed one off the bed, put it in your best pot, and fill said pot with water. Then place it on your desk.
- Greet their make believe friends and ask how their day was.
- Always kiss the teddy bear goodnight. It has feelings too.
- Always pretend to die when they shoot you.
- If you are having a fake war with them and you shoot them and they say they can’t die because they are invincible, you don’t shoot them again, because they are invincible.
- Yes, their drawing does look like a butterfly, not a bunch of jumbled up lines.
- Them pounding on the piano is the best thing you have ever heard.
no but seriously it’s very important to a child’s development to not be shut down by parents and other caregivers
Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years….
Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies.
This is “the maiden” and she is extraordinary. After a CAT scan or two it was determined that she had tuberculosis. Do you know what this means?!?!? It means that tuberculosis was a preexisting condition and not initially brought over to the Americas by Europeans. WOW
i like her shoes
Of all the fucking things to comment
Fall 2014 fashion: Scout’s ham costume from To Kill A Mockingbird
When you make a reference and someone actually gets it.