Listen, yes of course Eddie Brock is an exceptional example of an alien fucker but I need everyone to understand that the symbiote is canonically from a planet where not only does everything reproduce asexually but the even idea of wanting any kind of relationship with a host was considered so insane and devious that the Venom symbiote was sentenced to death for it. And consider how weird a human must be to them. Humans are as much aliens to symbiotes as symbiotes are to humans.
What I’m saying is in terms of being an alien fucker, NOBODY beats the Venom Symbiote.
A comic about the spectrum of responses to stress - we talk alot about the more extreme ends of this and trauma, but the more subtle and every day responses can be harder to spot. if we can understand our own and other’s responses better, problems Are easier to confront and blaming is less likely to happen :) hope it’s helpful!!
Even LGBT people are afraid to create LGBT rep half the time because you fucking goblins critique things with LGBT rep so harshly that the second it does something that you personally don’t like it gets treated even worse than the shows that have absolutely no rep in them.
Demonizing every show that is earnestly trying to provide the rep we’ve been lacking is NOT THE WAY TO GET BETTER REP
Remember when Dream Daddy was called homophobic because a horror-themed (and non-canon, might I add) ending was found in the game’s code? Like y'all go after everything that isn’t the most saccharine, unproblematic, nothing-bad-happens-ever shit and I’m so, so sick of it. This keeps us from getting LGBT+ rep that’s actually interesting and in interesting situations! I want actual stories, but I guess you guys don’t. You just want a perfect little picture to hang on your wall.
Treating all gay people as uwu soft beans is a form of homophobia in itself, and that’s the tea. Make problematic gay characters!! Give lgbt characters flaws!! Give them interesting, non stereotypical personalities!! We’re human, and humans are flawed by nature, so treat us as such and don’t get pissed because of it.
the funny thing about the whole “no one wants to work” trend is that this is, hypothetically, how wages are supposed to go up naturally under capitalism. When wages are too low, workers refuse to work, so businesses raise their wages. The problem is that american companies are so used to paying people scraps and so far removed from the idea of workers having any kind of power or demanding some degree of dignity that they’re just completely dumbfounded by this. When everyone refuses to work, their first instinct isn’t “oh, our wages are too low” it’s to post signs complaining about kids these days and begging people to pwease pwease come back to work I pwomise you won’t get the cowonaviwus whiwe being yewwed at by a woman who compwains they made hew food wrong and demands a comped dessewt befowe leaving you a $2 tip
my package of dried mangoes assures me that they are made from “only the juiciest” mangoes, which is an interesting sentiment to me. “You would not BELIEVE how much water these bad boys had in them before we removed almost all of it.”
“This beef jerky was made from the juiciest goddamn cows you’d ever laid your eyes on. You could slap a side of this beef and hear a basketball hitting a gym floor. We had to wring those fuckers out like a shamwow for days.”
An impoverished elder has more in common with you and your struggles than a fellow gen xer or millennial or gen z who coasts through life on inherited wealth and privilege.
The reason we think of elders as inherently conservative is because all the progressive and marginalized elders are either dead, or still being systematically silenced.
Incidentally, perhaps we should LISTEN to the elders who have been fighting for positive change since well before we were all born. Maybe we should learn from them and build on the movements they started. Maybe we don’t actually have to reinvent the damn wheel every ten years.
i don’t get people who are like i don’t like [animal] because it [bites, scratches, stings, etc] like yeah it’s a living thing of course it’s gonna defend itself if it feels threatened. i’ll bite you too if you scare me enough
my favorite genre of photo is “excited scientist lying down next to a very big fossil/animal/object/etc they have found to show off how big it is”
for as long as humans have taken photos, some of those humans have wanted to be photographed next to the really big cool thing they found
frequently those cool things have been sauropod femurs as it turns out
[ID: a collage of four images. moving clockwise from topmost left they are: a black-and-white image from 1900 of paleontologist Harold Menke in Colorado lying next to the femur of a Brachiosaurus, which is longer than he is tall; a 2014 photo of paleontologist Jose Ignacio Canudo in Argentina lying in a similar pose next to the femur of the titanosaur Patagotitan, which is also longer than he is tall; a 2021 photo of biologist Jennifer Johnson lying in the bottom of a boat next to a seven-foot-long lake sturgeon tagged in the Detroit River; a 2018 photo of a paleontologist in the Gobi Desert lying next to a pair of enormous three-toed dinosaur footprints.]
MY TA SHOT SOMEONE IN THE FOOT AND THE PROFESSOR WAS SO FUCKING QUICK LMAOOO
1. my TA, Ralph, shot his girlfriend’s abusive ex in the foot
2. abusive ex was also a sex offender
3. he shot him when ex came buy to pick some stuff up from girlfriend and tried to take some of Ralph’s items as well
4. ex is stable and alive in a hospital
5. i didn’t do assignment 8 so i am very happy
some more Facts About Ralph
he is whiter then snow. this man is pure 100% american redneck in everything but the politics. this is intimidating if you dont know him because he owns like 3 different guns but also has animated discussions about “how his sister should be able to get married” when you bring up lgbt rights. his sister isnt even gay or trans or anything, he just thinks that LGBT rights also means that the lady should propose when she wants to. hes a little confused but he got the spirit. upon finding out that i am queer he said, word for word “THATS FUCKING RADICAL HOMIE”
in the first week of school he snorted a line of pepper in the cafeteria and threw up.
the only other crime hes committed before was accidently dropping a weight from his balcony and cracking the sidewalk. which is technically destruction of public property but the judge basically laughed at him and have him 10 hours of community service
this man once walked me home when i stayed late at the lab and talked to me animatedly about breeding brine shrimp for different lab purposes. absolutely captivated by this discussion. i trust him with my life
the other day i was perusing the dessert options in the dining hall and this group of absolute stereotypical frat boy types were also milling around the desserts and one of them pointed to the strawberry pastries and said to the others “what’s the vibe with these, boys?” and i haven’t been able to get that sentence out of my head since
This is our “touch-hold” or chin rest behavior. It is a husbandry behavior that I use mostly for checking her teeth and ears because she is very wiggly otherwise. I hope to be able to use it for voluntary vet procedures in the future.
That is such a cool idea!
How would you teach this?
You start with a basic nose target, click and treat when their nose touches your hand. Remove your hand each time after they touch so the presentation of your hand can start to be a cue to touch. A verbal cue can be added later. You want a fairly firm touch so select successive approximations towards that. Then delay your click a fourth of a second and then a little more and a little more. I would try to get to 15 or 20 seconds before doing any petting or checking teeth or ears. I start with basic petting (and a shorter duration than previously asked for) and work up to ears, eyes and teeth. It’s basically a nose target with duration and distraction where the distraction is tactile instead of visual or auditory. Royale was already comfortable with handling before starting this, you would go much slower with a dog who wasn’t. The hardest part is knowing when to make it a little harder. If your dog is completely successful 3 times in a row trying going to the next step (If they miss one, start your count over and wait till you get three in a row). If they miss two or three in a row go back a step and make it easier. I’m talking little steps, like okay you can hold a touch for five seconds while I pet your back, now can you hold it for five seconds while I pet your back and your butt or maybe adding one half of a second of duration or something like that. Ps. Obviously I love these types of questions, I could talk training all day. I will try to find a YouTube video that explains it because I know there are some really good ones.
#husbandry training my beloved 🥺❤️ #wish i had more freetime I'd never stop researching this shit