There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?”
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human.
Therapy animals save lives.
These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury.
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!
Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano has created a visual re-imagination of historic nude paintings, had the subjects conformed their bodies to what the 21st century considers an ideal of beauty. The results are revealing—and quite shocking in what they say about the modern attitude toward women’s bodies.
this makes me so uncomfortable
Alright, buckle in assholes, we’re about to do an in-depth analysis of the upcoming MCU movies and hella speculation and maybe’s.
SPOILERS FOLLOW (duh)
Okay, so first off, the next movie in the series (franchise?) is Guardians of the Galaxy. This team’s villain is Thanos, but he’s not being introduced properly until at least Avengers 3, assuming that there’s no other movies between Cap 3 and Avengers 3. (There might be other movies, nothing confirmed as of now.) Which means, that until that point, all other villains on a Cosmic (as far as Marvel goes) scale are gonna be peons of Thanos. We know that the Collector (Taneleer Tivan) is gonna be relevant in Guardians also, as promo images have shown the Tivan logo in Guardians. Tivan is a pawn of Thanos, and is currently in possession of an Infinity Gem (the Aether).
Also, the main villain has been confirmed as Ronan the Accuser, whom Drax the Destroyer has a grudge against. Ronan is another pawn of Thanos, and the orb from the trailer has been confirmed by Kevin Feige as another Infinity Gem. (So has the Tesseract, and the gem in Loki’s scepter. That’s 4 of as many as 7, and we’ve seen the actual gauntlet in the Asgardian Vault.) Which means practically confirmation that the Infinity Gauntlet storyline will occur in the MCU. In the comics, at least, Thanos kills half of sentient life in the universe, and starts taking down some real power players, i.e. Galactus and the Celestials. Another interesting introduction for Guardians will be the Nova Corps., essentially a galactic police force, who were introduced in the Guardians trailer as the people who arrested the Guardians, and this will open the door to a potential Nova movie, not to mention all of the other Cosmic scale heroes Marvel has up their sleeve. So that’s Guardians.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier had some serious references, and some serious openings have been made. For example: The leak of all of SHIELD’s files means a lot of things with a LOT of repercussions: Tony’s parents were killed by the Winter Soldier. The Avengers will find out that Coulson’s alive. The Avengers will find out about Natasha’s past.
Also, due to the fact that the Helicarriers have Stark tech as their engines, we know that Tony got up close and personal with them, and we know that Ultron wasn’t created by Hank Pym in this universe, simply because Ant-Man is coming out much after Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Whedon has confirmed the Pym won’t show up at all. I personally suspect that Ultron will be created by Stark, because we know from the SDCC teaser that Ultron’s design is based on the Iron Man armor. My suspicion is that Tony created Ultron when trying to update/create another version of JARVIS and messed up somehow.
Furthermore, in the scene with Agent Sitwell, lots of name drops occur, including Stephen Strange (aka Doctor Strange, and a great opener into the Mystic side of the Marvel Universe), and ‘a man in Cairo, Egypt’, which implies Moon Knight, an Avenger who got his powers from the Egyptian moon god Khonshu (but who is similar to Batman, as he loses them later but has been a C.I.A. operative, a Marine, and a mercenary and thus has other skills.)
Lastly, Chris Evans has said that he will retire from acting and become a director as soon as he fulfills his 6-movie contract with Marvel (the first 5 being Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America 3), while Sebastian Stan has a 9-movie contract of which only 2 have been completed (Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier). In the comics, Bucky eventually takes over for Cap, robotic arm and all. This being the case, and Sebastian and Chris’s contracts being what they are, I think we can expect that event to happen as well.
Long story short, Marvel has their shit together good and proper, and considering their track record, we can expect that they’ll keep batting home runs. I personally expect Avengers: Age of Ultron to break a billion dollars in total gross, because the first one holds 27 box office records and I think Marvel can pull it off again.
whenever i see these post-apocalyptic films set in the USA where everyone is pretty much just killing each other with no mention of other nations i always just assume that the rest of the world is fine and has learnt how to resume life as normal