I was so proud when he didn’t spill the milk
I don’t know who this baby is but I’m so proud of them.
#that is the most venomous native lizard in north america
so i was compelled to look that up and
A) the most venomous lizard in north america is called the Gila Monster
B) I’m no expert obviously but that boy there sure looks like a Gila Monster
C) from the Gila Monster wikipedia article, here is the funniest doctor that ever lived:
“I have never been called to attend a case of Gila monster bite, and I don’t want to be. I think a man who is fool enough to get bitten by a Gila monster ought to die. The creature is so sluggish and slow of movement that the victim of its bite is compelled to help largely in order to get bitten.”
–Dr. Ward, Arizona Graphic, September 23, 1899
What is going on with the world??
In a move that has sparked outcry from archaeologists, historians and locals, the Peruvian government has approved a multi-billion international airport near the famed site of Machu Picchu, Peru’s single most important tourist destination. Bulldozers have begun to clear millions of tons of earth for the project, which will be located in Chinchero, a picturesque Inca town.
Building the airport in this location will destroy an ancient landscape, one shaped by the Incan people with terraces and routes.
Critics also suggest that planes flying low over the nearby village of Ollantaytambo and its archaeological park filled with ruins and a massive Inca fortress with large stone terraces, would cause incalculable damage to fragile Inca ruins there and destroy the peace and beauty of the area.
The new airport will make access to the site much easier, and thus encourage greater numbers than ever before to visit.
But Machu Picchu is already overwhelmed by almost double the limit of tourists as recommended by UNESCO. [see also India’s Taj Mahal - an incredible site simply reeling under a relentless, ineffectively managed tourist, both domestic and international, onslaught]
It’s the constant battle between protecting the past and profiteering from it.
What the actual fuck
how about NO
hey! peruvian here
to be completely honest, there is probably nothing anyone can do about this at this point because it has been in the works since the 90’s. as you can most likely tell, our government is a fucking joke. still, this needs international attention. a lot of it. this is my country’s history, culture and one of the most beautiful things we have to offer at risk.
our best bet is at the very least causing somewhat global outrage to spread awareness and perhaps make this into something bigger amongst the middle and upper class people in the central cities as sadly the lower class and indigenous citizens (the majority of the country’s population) go widely ignored by the government and the former (middle and upper class) tend to also ignore shit unless they perceive it as affecting them directly
I want a minimum wage of $30 an hour, fuck you
Gut the military budget and use it to pay for universal healthcare & higher education
Fire half of all police officers and give their salaries to teachers & social workers
Fire the other half and then use the money to eradicate poverty and homelessness
If you’re a Non-Muslim and you see a Muslim praying in public, could you please not pass in front of them?
Go behind them, but not in front. 👍
Oh, signal boost! I didn’t know this.
Okay, but also: if you see a Muslim praying in public and they have something in front of them, like a purse or a bag or something like that, you can pass in front of them, but pass in front of that object.
it’s called a sutrah, and it’s meant to act as a physical barrier between the person praying and someone who might happen to pass in front.
Also, if you did this and didn’t know, please don’t beat yourself up over it. Now you know! Muslims aren’t supposed to pass in front of Muslims praying, either, because prayer is communication with God and you don’t want to break that connection.
Spread culture, respect customs, be good people. Simple as that.
Didn’t know this.
THE AMOUNTS OF REBLOGS THIS HAS JUST MAKES ME SO HAPPY
S I G N A L B O O S T
Reblog forever !
Similarly, if a Jew is saying the Shemonah Esrei prayer (whispered, moving only the mouth, standing facing east with legs together) don’t go in front unless there’s a barrier.
worldbuilding is what writers do when they want to justify a petty aesthetic choice
Worldbuilding is also what writers do when they want to justify not actually writing.
Reading this comment was like looking down to see that I’ve been stabbed through the back in the middle of gloating.
the funniest thing in the entire pirates of the caribbean series is definitely that one scene in At World’s End where they have parlay but davy jones is part of it, and rather than have him stand in the shallows or something they get a big bucket of water and have in stand on it on shore
who thought of that idea? who thought “put davy jones in a bucket of water” and had the guts to suggest it aloud? and then who went “hey that sounds like a great idea!”
at some point someone told davy jones their idea was for him to stand in a bucket of water and he agreed to it
*stands majestically in a bucket*
ok but notice the trail of buckets behind him meaning he walked from the ocean through three other buckets of water before he got into the one hes standing in
It’s even funnier when you consider how he must have figured all this out in the first place.
Some folks are asking “well, if he can avoid the no-dry-land curse simply by standing in a bucket, doesn’t that ruin his whole motivation?”, but he’s not on dry land here.
The parley takes place on a sandbar - which, for the unfamiliar, is a temporary “island” of sand deposited by breaking waves, unconnected with the shore, that spends most of its time submerged, being exposed only at low tide.
What Jones is doing here is rules-lawyering his curse. Can you imagine the trial and error he must have gone through in order to determine that this would actually work?
“Okay, do islands count as dry land? How about parts of the shore below the high tide mark? Reefs? Shoals? What if I stand in a pool of water on a shoal? Does it have to be seawater, or will any water do? Does it have to be a natural tidepool, or can it be something artificial, like a bucket?”
What I am saying is that there must have been a process.
Pretty sure that this implies that the reverse - a bucket of sand, floating on the water (big bucket with just a bit of sand), would qualify as dry land. That’s absurd, so I’m pretty sure that his lawyer pulled a fast one over the curse governor.
It may be absurd, but the text of the film bears it out. Davy Jones can sense the presence of his heart while it’s at sea, but not while it’s on land (indeed, that’s why he buried it on land in the first place: to break his connection with it) - yet placing the heart in a simple jar of dirt conceals it from Jones’ awareness just as surely as burial on land does, even if the jar is on a boat at the time. Suitably prepared vessels filled with dirt absolutely count as dry land for the purpose of Jones’ curse.
Then the reverse should also be true. If he buried it in a jar of water, no matter how far inland it is, he would be able to sense it. So by this logic, any container of seawater counts as not dry land, ergo, the bucket is a perfectly viable loophole.
Not necessarily. It’s traditionally a lot easier to accidentally get whammied by a curse than it is to weasel around it - I figure that’s why he’s using multiple layers of indirection here. He’s forbidden to set foot on dry land, but it’s technically not dry land (it’s a sandbar, a non-permanent landform exposed only at low tide) and he technically didn’t set foot on it (he’s standing in a bucket of water). It’s entirely possible that either one of those things alone wouldn’t make the grade.
okay but this all raises one further, very important question: if it’s specifically “dry land” he’s forbidden from, what about wetlands.
can Davy Jones fight you in salt marshes? can he throw down in a peat bog?Swamp Battle?
This is the quality content I come to Tumblr for.
could he step on land if his shoes are wet?
No matter how ridiculous PotC gets I will love it. Especially when it results in conversations like this
What if he crawls around on his hands and knees, with his feet raised slightly into the air? Can he walk on his hands? Can he ride around in a litter or a wheelchair?
can he be in a wheelbarrow?
What if he flies over dry land? Like in a hot air balloon, or in the claws of a giant bird?
What if he’s carried by two swallows using a strand of creeper?
European swallows or African swallows?
this whole thread reads like a conversation between these two:
In fact im not entirely sure that it wasn’t their idea in the first place
It probably was.
I’m kind of disappointed no one called the potential “Swamp Battle” a CRAB BATTLE. Ya’ll don’t remember the early 2000′s memes/youtube and it shows.
a friendly reminder that microaggressions against asians can also look like this:
- pretending to gag at asian food
- pretending to be weirded out by asian customs and cultures
- excusing cultural appropriation (often through ignoring the stories of asians who have been mocked for wearing their ethnic dress while praising a white person for doing so)
- not trying to learn how to pronounce an asian person’s ethnic name correctly, or asking, “can i call you by something else?”
- adopting an asian name for the ~aesthetic~
- using the words “oriental” and “exotic” to describe asian people, particular asian women
- ignoring the experiences and stories of south, southeast, and central asians
- making sweeping assumptions about asian countries (including their political, historical and cultural landscape)
- treating the entire asian community as a monolith and ignoring the fact that the experiences of asian nationals are remarkably different from the asian diaspora/migrant community
- co-opting asian aesthetics into creative media without acknowledging their history
I’m every one in this
MAN 1 (in a high pitched, whiny voice) Look what you’ve done to my peonies!
WOMAN (angrily) They’re marigolds!
MAN 2 God! I think she’s right! They are marigolds!
MAN 1 I may not know my flowers, but I know a (yells in her direction) bitch when I see one!
I looked this up because I had to know what it’s from. It’s a film called The Gay Deceivers (1969), and it’s about two straight men who, seeking to avoid the draft, claim to be gay, but then have to keep up the pretense when the army places them under surveillance.
The man in the red cardigan in the clip was played by Michael Greer, who was openly gay himself - unusual for the time. He actually worked closely with the director and rewrote much of the film’s dialogue to reduce the homophobia and make it more realistic. As a result it’s quite progressive for its time, having a gay character, played by a gay man, living in a happy same-sex relationship, which is more than a lot of media offers us today.
Plus the clip is delightful.
I just looked it up on wikipedia and fucking
The twist is that even after the pair is caught, they are not inducted into the military. The Army investigators assigned to watch them are themselves gay and are trying to keep straight people out of the Army.
If Reputation is a night-time album, which it just is, New Year’s Day is super important because that’s about the morning after. The whole rest of the album has been about their midnights, but this is the song that catapults her into Daylight, into the rising morn.
I love the way that the order of the songs in Rep tell the story Taylor wants to create so perfectly- it starts with this powerful energy about this wild and crazy person it seems like she may have turned into, and then things start to take a turn and we see that she is really just trying to hide her vulnerability under this persona she’s been forced into over the years, and slowly with the help of this new, real love she’s finally found she gains the courage to let that piece of herself go and just trust in the person she wants to be.
And then by the time you get to New Year’s Day, Taylor is finally leaving behind the weight of her past and she’s ready to put all of her faith into love and the future, and the song just has such a heaviness to it but in a good way, almost in the same way as Clean in 1989. I always pictured the aesthetic of NYD as this quiet, easy morning before the sun has even started to rise with gentle rain falling outside, and they’re just looking around at this room covered in the mess of everything they have been going through lately, and it’s almost amusing seeing it all scattered across the floor like it is because now what really matters is so much more clear than it’s been, so they just start cleaning up the mess in this easy silence because they know everything will all work out in the end
i knew this conceptually, but like you dont really KNOW that public school is designed to set you up to be a good worker bee until you’re cracking out a report, after hours, at 7 pm on a monday night and it hits you; oh, i’m doing homework, this is why they made me do homework, and suddenly i’m feeling it in my chest. i cant believe i was raised by the state to be an automaton, and worse, i am one of the lucky robots who isn’t doing manual labor.
ya know what fucking reblog this, we SHOULD be mad
You know the whole reason why I haven’t left Tumblr after all these years is because this site is so introvert friendly.
I don’t have the attention span or much less the strength to keep up with Discord conventions (bc apparently fandom is more in Discord these days?? I am not a talkative person to even take part in a group chat *shivers*) or follow with whatever’s going down on Twitter.
I can come on here, make a post into the void and reblog a bunch of posts then ramble in the tags. It’s great. You don’t have to be a person here, you can be a faceless blog and have a grand old time.
I saw a post a few days ago which of course I’ll never find again. It was a politics-related tweet that was basically saying that as more women under 40 go into politics, it is inevitable that people will weaponize nude photos/sexts/things they did online when they were 20 against them (not to say this hasn’t already happened, just that it will happen more and more). And we collectively need to get a lot firmer and better at saying “This is irrelevant, a huge number of women have done this, and it shouldn’t matter to her reputation or career” or else the general effect will be to deter women who have ever done anything sexual on the internet (sending a racy photo to a partner, or writing spicy fanfic) from entering politics at all.
And it’s not just about politics. More and more published authors, for instance, have also written fanfic, but a combination of factors (including AO3’s existence) means it’s easier to track those things down now and weaponize them. If we want to have aspiring politicians and authors not just say “ugh well I guess I’ll never publish anything/never hold public office because I don’t want to deal with the harassment”, we need to get louder and clearer about saying that having done or written about sexual things is normal and common and doesn’t impact a person’s worth or reputation or skill in a totally different field.
Think really hard about the general climate that’s being created when women, LGBT+ people, and POC, are made to feel ashamed and afraid if they decide to speak up that someone is going to dredge up something they said online, or a photo they took, and use it to try and discredit them. Who exactly benefits from that? Does the world feel safer if a person who wrote a darkfic a decade or two ago doesn’t get their next novel published? Or if a woman who sent nude pics to her boyfriend is forced to resign from office because he leaked them to the public? Do you think that this type of extremely broad net is only going to catch the “bad” people and leave the “good” ones unscathed? Are publishers going to start saying “hm the last time we published a book by someone who was a fanfic author, it turned into a giant publicity disaster, but we’ll definitely take a chance on the next one who comes along!” Which voices are at risk of being drowned out by this environment of fear?
Because if the only answer that comes out of this is “women, LGBT+ people, and POC will inevitably get trashed for anything even remotely sexual they do in public (and some things they did in private),” the world is a poorer place for it.
The original tweet, just as an added thing.
(The point of the original post is excellent and important.)
Writing erotic fiction (fanfic or otherwise) does not reduce my skill as a author. And does not demean me. And anyone who thinks otherwise, can fuck the hell off.
This isn’t even the most like birds a plant can look! This green birdbush grows in Australia and appears to make hummingbirds except, wait, there’s no hummingbirds in Australia. So what is this plant doing.
I am in awe 😯
Being In The Middle
Can we talk for a moment about the neglected childhood/family dynamic that so many LGBTQ+ individuals have to live with and how no one ever seems to include in their discussion about the topic of coming out or traumatic family experiences?
Not everybody grows up in a mentally, emotionally, and/or physically abusive family situation where they would get beat for being a member of the LGBTQ+ or at the very least kicked out of the house, and not everyone was raised by a loving, supportive family with a childhood that allowed them explore their own beliefs and ideas about the world, and it is equally difficult and painful living in the middle of those two.
My family is very close on my mom and dad’s sides, and my parents have always done everything they can to make sure my sister and I have everything we need and most of what we want, and I know that my parents at least would never disown me or kick me out on the streets if they found out I was gay. But I know they would be very dissapointed in me and I have tried over the years to come out to my mom several times, and she always said I was too young to know what it meant but whenever I lied and said that I was straight she never believed me. I don’t know how my relatives would feel, and I don’t know who would still talk to me if they found out. I know damn well they would all try and use the Bible to explain why it’s wrong to a practicing Pagan (and I’d much rather them find out I’m a lesbian tbh).
I can’t tell you how many birthday parties and holiday gatherings my whole family spends together where my mind starts to forget the horrible things I’ve heard them say about my people and though they don’t know it about me as well, and then once somebody brings up politics or religion the conversation stats about how blasphemous and sinful the world is because of people like me. I don’t remember the last family event I was at where I didn’t escape to the bathroom and feel tears running down my face as I try to force back full on crying. And I hate that I even care what people like that think of me, because if they were anybody else I wouldn’t think twice about their opinions, but so many of them genuinely do a lot of good things for others or are very funny and relatable when talking about certain things that make me sometimes forget who they really are.
I would hate anybody else and there are plenty of times I do hate a lot of them, but then sometimes I’ll just be sitting on the couch beside my mom and she will rub my head like she did all the time when I was a little kid, or when my dad will buy me or my sister flowers after a fight and apologize teary-eyed saying he loves us, and it hurts so bad wondering what they would truly think if they even knew half of the real you. I feel so guilty that I can’t hate them, because I know the other side of them that a very young me grew to love, and I feel guilty knowing that I want to hate them but I just don’t know how. And most of all, I hate sitting and wondering if knowing about me would make them rethink their immediate and definitive hatered for the people on the other side, the way that knowing who they are outside of the things I dislike does to me.
Sometimes I just don’t know what I’m supposed to feel… Does anyone else understand this at all?
This custom Harley Davidson graphic T-shirt from the 90’s said trans rights
hard pill to swallow: the idea that your ‘soulmate’ or ‘the one’ will know exactly how to make you happy without you ever having to communicate is fake. the fantasy that you will have all your needs met in a relationship without ever having to be vulnerable is fundamentally not true. sometimes you have to express your needs and desires, you have to ask for things, you have to communicate how you want to be loved, it’s uncomfortable and clumsy but relationships are about learning to love each other not being a mind reader
OMG so I just figured out the word “hurt”
it’s past, present and future
you will be hurt
you are hurt
you were hurt
BECAUSE IF SOMETHING TRULY HURT, IT NEVER REALLY STOPS
you poetic little shit
it’s because… it’s an adjective… …
you will be stupid
you are stupid
you were stupid
world heritage post
“The Switch” is the first transgender sitcom in history starring trans/non-binary lead cast, this is EVERYTHING
wait wait did I just watch a trailer for a show where a woman gets fired for being trans, loses her apartment and then moves in with her best friend who is an NB… environmental… assassin??
I… I need to watch this show
Okay but this looks hilarious and I wanna watch it
Okay so the first season is already out and they have to sell 100k copies to get the green light for season 2 so go here https://www.welovetheswitch.com and give them your money
Reblogging so I can find it again
“then why do you need a crossbow?”
Me in my head: well… because crossbows are fucking cool.. obviously.