Hey you guys know that one text post, the one with the cat? You know what one I mean. Thanks @sneakyfeets
This was supposed to be “just a sketch” but then Crowley had to be a bastard who sits in chairs and it all went downhill from there.
Dogmatic adherance to idea of listening to marginalized people without applying critical thinking skills is a major problem on this site and progressive internet communities in general. Marginalized people are just as capable of being ignorant and dishonest as you are and people absolutely do fake identities online to start discourse. It’s not bad allyship to fact check someone with a Harley Quinn avatar telling you “goblin” is an antisemitic slur and it’s not “ignoring black voices” to block strangers who are harassing you over something they made up themselves.
Both those examples are based on things I have experienced or witnessed right here on tumblr where “listen to x group” was used as an excuse. Those aren’t even the worst ones either. Remember how people doubled down when that obvious nazi death cult scam was exposed as a fake? Remember the guy who faked being Jewish to start shit about dungeons and dragons? Remember hivliving?
Take care of yourself and remember that you owe random strangers nothing: not your time, not reblogs, especially not money. Question everything you read or hear online, no matter who it’s coming from or how much of a guilt trip they’re giving you. Check sources. Don’t engage with ignorant assholes but absolutely feel free to ignore and/or block liberally when you smell bullshit.
I never made the “noble savages” connection before but holy shit, babe! You really hit the nail on the head! Impeccably correct and sexy as always!
Part of equality is recognizing that assholery has no ethnic, religious, or other similar limits.
The beauty of human diversity is that people of all races, religions, genders, abilities, neurotypes and sexual orientations are equally capable of being the absolute worst.
CLADISTICS ruined my life
yall joke but this is actually a serious conundrun with cladistic-based classification
The choice is this:
Birds are reptiles
Or crocodilians (and probably turtles) ARENT
That’s it, that’s the choice
Bird and reptiles are two different things
that came from the same thing
Because you can’t group (lizards, snakes, tuatara, turtles, crocodilians) without also including (birds)
So if you don’t want to include birds in reptiles then you have to leave out some things we’ve called reptiles
birds are dinosaurs though, full stop. we’ve already defined what a dinosaur is and it includes birds. but reptiles isn’t really defined so much as thrown against a wall angrily.
But don’t turtles and alligators have more in common with modern reptiles than modern birds have in common with modern reptiles?
I’m not trying to contradict, I’m trying to understand. Mammals and reptiles have a common ancestor as well, but we do not make them the same group.
It’s not about having things in common. It’s about common ancestry, which is how we classify animals in light of extinct species, which defy trait-based classification.
And, the common ancestor of [lizards, snakes, tuatara, turtles, crocodilians] by definition is also the common ancestor of birds. It is NOT the common ancestor of mammals.
So, either we decide that Tuatara Lizards and Snakes are the only reptiles, or we include birds as reptiles. Or we just decide reptiles are no longer a thing.
don’t throw reptiles against the wall? please? some of them are small and delicate. you could hurt them.
Basically, unless we’re maybe talking massive horizontal gene transfer, everything is still part of the group that came before it.
You are technically a fish.
IIRC the fish thing is so frustrating that scientists have decided fish is just not real cladistic grouping at all
hey could we go back please to the bit where the closest relative of Birds is Crocodiles? bc I am alarmed
Well, technically they’re equally-closely related to crocodiles, alligators, gharials and tomistomas. As archosaurs, they’re all descended from small reptiles that looked something like this
The two main groups of archosaurs are the Pseudosuchia, or crocodile-line archosaurs, and the Ornithodira, or bird-line archosaurs. Both groups were massively diverse in prehistory, with the Pseudosuchia dominating most land-based niches in the Triassic, and the Ornithodira, especially the dinosaurs, doing the same during the Jurassic and Cretaceous. However, most of them have been wiped out due to the Triassic and Cretaceous mass extinctions, leaving them each with only one surviving clade: Aves, the true birds, and Crocodylia, the semiaquatic, ambush predators like crocs and gators.
This entire post sums up everything we’re not allowed to mention in our Vertebrata classes because the last time someone started that argument they had to break up a fistfight.
I’m just hung up on the humans evolving from fish comment.
Like, we evolved from tiny tree-climbing squirrels. To the best of our knowledge.
…which evolved from tiny tree-climbing reptiles
…which evolved from amphibians
…which evolved from fish.
*runs in ten minutes late with a plucked chicken*
BEHOLD A LIZARD
you could have left the feathers on this time tbh
It was already plucked. They just STOLE IT from philosophy 101.
Mammals didn’t evolve from reptiles though. Mammals evolved from ealier synapsids which share a common ancestor with reptiles but haven’t been classified as reptiles for a long time. So everyone can stfu about “the lizard brain”. You don’t have one.
Wednesday Addams - Addams Family Values (1993)
Lydia Deetz - Beetlejuice (1988)
Nancy Downs - The Craft (1996)
Elvira - Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
Morticia Addams - The Family Addams (1991)
Eric Draven - The Crow (1994)
Angela Franklin - Night of the Demons (1988)
Vampira (Vampire Girl) - Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Edward - Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Kim Diamond - Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
this is almost a complete masterpost of me misunderstanding horror movies as a child but i need to add that i thought texas chainsaw massacre was live footage of a real murder happening and that they never arrested leatherface bc his movie was so popular