Im too young to be turning the age im turning this year
still don’t really understand how some people have trouble just being nice
Oh my gosh you’re such a good person. Hey everybody come look at how much of a good person this is.
i literally cannot comprehend how you got offended by this but thanks for proving my point anyway
I don’t mean to distract from OP’s post but my dash won’t let me see what the second image is, it’s just showing me this:
And I am losing my goddam mind.
You know what this reminds me of, only in reverse?
I can’t unsee it…
Can someone put this one in on the reverse? with the ‘no fear –> Be Kind to each other –> one fear’?
The original comic was about Simpsons porn?
This is possibly the most tumblr-y tumblr post I’ve ever seen.
Just started imagining a Necromancer using their magic to create undead for the sole purpose of creating a musical number and they need back up dancers for their song solo.
Ah yes, the necromancer subclass: necrodancer
multiclassing in bard
Quinton Reviews’s video on the History Channel’s Hitler obsession is excellent, and this 1 and a half minutes does a better job deconstructing the superhuman aura people have built up around the Nazis than most academic papers on the subject.
If the Nazis were so great, powerful, and intellectually superior, they would have won the war.
why do we so commonly believe that nazis were superior intellectuals and that their human rights abuses were somehow totally necessary? because our fucking government was riddled with them for decades.
There’s this big misconception in modern culture that the Nazis were bad people, but they were bad people at the cost of being superhuman geniuses. This is reflective of the belief that many people have that cruelty is indicitive of hyper-development. People who believe in this often will state that a lot of our modern udnerstanding of biology stems from experiments done by Nazi scientists on the Jewish people.
This is not true in the slightest. There is not authenticity to that at all, and it’s essentially a white supremacist conspiracy theory. That doesn’t mean that if you believe in it you automatically are a white supremacist, it simply means that you are susceptible to propaganda.
When you actually go back and study all of the things that the Nazis are praised for today, you find not only maliciousness but also stupidity. The Nazis were morons, and this is something people just don’t talk about today. Their ideology of genetic supremacy caused them to be pious, and that led to headstrong tactics that failed them time and time again, because the Third Reich was made up of a bunch of big headed buffoons obssessed with believing in their own worth.
If the Nazis really were geniuses of conflict, if they had technology beyond our wildest understanding, if their skulls swelled constantly to maintain their massively expanding brains, they would have won the fucking war.
What is or isn’t a slur can be highly contextual, y'all.
“Jonny Sims bummed a fag off my ma” doesn’t contain a slur, but “What are you, some kind of fag?” does.
“Queer studies”, “the queer community” and “I’m queer”? Not a slur. Some bigot calling you a “dirty queer”? Slur.
“Be gay, do crimes” and “He’s gay” ≠ slur, but “Ew, that’s so gay” = slur.
In conclusion, stop buying into this fucking “q slur” bullshit. Queer people talking about the queer community aren’t using it as a slur any more than a gay man calling himself gay is using that term as a slur.
Everyone tagging this as “Don’t call people ‘queer’ if they aren’t comfortable with it”, I don’t disagree with you, but I do have one question for you:
Why are you singling out “queer”?
Hi, I’m queer and I don’t like being called gay. Why is it always “don’t call people 'queer’ if they don’t like it” but never “don’t call people 'gay’ if they don’t like it”? Or just “don’t call people words they are uncomfortable with”?
Why is it only ever “queer” that gets singled out?
And why do you even feel the need to tag that onto this post? All I said was “stop tagging people referring to themselves this way as if it were the same as bigots hurling it as a slur”.
It’s because they’ve been manipulated by exclusionists next question
broke: seizing the means of production
woke: replacing executives with 300 lines of code
i think it’d take more than 300 lines of code to replace the shareholder-appeasing function… so let’s replace the shareholders with AI as well!
Because the truth is, McConnell has the likes of Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska firmly in his pocket. He’s counting on their help to kill Biden’s infrastructure and jobs packages. And he’s going to get it.
It’s not that the moderates don’t consider themselves to be independent thinkers, and don’t make occasional efforts to work with Democrats. But when it counts, they do what McConnell wants.
We’ve been through this routine so many times it’s remarkable that there are still people who don’t understand how it works. The moderates string Democrats along for as long as possible, assuring everyone that they really, really want to be bipartisan. They express deep concern about the extremists in their own party. They pine, visibly and painfully, for the days when members of both parties routinely crossed the aisle. Then they vote with McConnell.
it is past time we jettisoned the useless false dichotomy of introversion vs. extroversion and just accepted that everybody has a minimum amount of social interaction, failing which, they get really weird. and everybody has a maximum amount of social interaction, exceeding which, they get really weird. these levels are different for everyone, for a variety of reasons, and have no moral dimension. and that is all.
why would you come to this club and just shoot Myers & Briggs like this
myers and briggs deserve it
wild animals don’t have “mutuals.” you know what they have? predators and prey. and to me, the blue site is nothing but the serengeti on a hot afternoon
The unforgiving serengeti claims another individualist.
Okay, okay, but original OP seriously knows nothing about Ecology and it totally shows? I cannot stress enough that there are so many social and beneficial relationships in the wild?
I’m a 5th year biology student and I can say without a doubt that any Ecology, Evolution or Environmental course will ALWAYS mention and go over how just straight up thousands of species rely on other species or members of its species for survival. Its not something “human” Its just straight up a method of survival. One of the biggest things you got to understand is that in the wild, animals are always looking for ways to reduce energy costs and minimize time spent on things like hunting or roaming. It is not beneficial to their survival cause the time and energy wasted can reduce their mortality by either physically or by increasing chances of exposure to actual predators. Its a benefits and costs balance that plays a huge role in how animals behave.
That’s why you find Sociality, the social behaviors of a assembling into communities, so common place in the wild! From insects like bees to big mammals such as lions, there is a huge need to aggregate into large communities. Each member in their groups are support to the systems them have. Especially in large mammals, big in packs is a huge plus.
Carnivorous mammals are HORRIBLE at being energy efficient in the food they eat. Out of all the food we eat, we only take a small percentage of the energy and nutrients from it and poop the rest. Our digestive systems are made for consuming low quality foods so we need to hunt huge prey items. But that means we need to constantly hunt and that uses SO MUCH ENERGY! Again, these creatures have to find a healthy balance of searching for food and actually eating. There is no point of hunting if you result in obtaining even less energy than what you had used. Being in groups helps lower the energy spent hunting and uses that time and energy to protect the group or help raise offspring. Yeah, these animals have to share prey items but alot of the times, its a cost that provides much for benefit.
Also, people tend to mistake predator and prey as like some dangerous chase or some exhilarating game. That predators find pleasure in playing with their prey. Yeah, no. What you are describing is just a more human trait
or dolphins.Predator and prey are not terms to use to describe who is weak or who is stronger, although that may be a caveat. Its just a term to describe the relationship in terms of who can eat who. A scavenger can still be a predator but eat a dead prey item that was once a creature who was stronger than the scavenger. Its all about survival. Majority of predator type animals except dolphinsare not hunting for some sport, it’s so they can survive for the next day and the next. Hunting for sport is such a human concept cause food is readily available and we have systems in place to make food easy to obtain. Animals don’t have that luxury, it makes much more sense to be in groups in order to survive.
And don’t get me started on mutualism in animals. Animal relationships are not just being predator and prey item. Its about what they can provide to the other. If its meat, so be it. If its assistance to survive, even better. These ritualistic behaviors are ingrained in creatures through thousands of years of evolution!!!
LITERALLY YOUR WHOLE BODY WAS BUILT UPON THE FACT THAT MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO, BACTERIA DECIDED THAT “HEY! THIS LIVING BLOB OF CELLS MAY ACTUALLY HELP ME SURVIVE AND I CAN HELP IT SURVIVE TO SO LET ME JUST LIVE INSIDE IT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE” AND THEN BOOM WE NOW DEVELOPED THE MITOCHONDRIA, THE MOTHER FUCKING POWERHOUSE OF THE CELL!!
Like the world is literally built upon animals working together in order to survive and benefit. There is no excuse to reduce social relationships to being weak. It undermines so many important ideas within Ecology and makes such huge toxic excuses for human behavior.
Men in Black (1997) dir. Barry Sonnenfeld
I use this scene to explain implicit bias to people. his first instinct is to assume the aliens are violent and the girl is innocent, but instead of acting on those assumptions he takes time to recognize his bias, look at the situation again, and then act.
I watched this with my dad when I was fairly young, and I remember thinking that this was why he got chosen; before he even really knew what was going on, he didn’t assume that aliens were dangerous monsters.
It goes even further. The Men in Black IMPLICITLY are pro-non-violent-aliens-living-among-humans.
Therefore Jay taking note of how each one seems menacing but notes the smaller details is exactly what the MiB are looking for. The other candidates fired at every nonhuman looking entity in the simulation.
Look closely and you’ll see the simulation is full of big teeth, dangerous looking aliens doing mundane tasks like crossing the street, preparing for a sneeze, hailing a taxi, getting a hot dog from a vendor.
The Men in Black SPECIFICALLY look for people who are perfect at sorting out what an actual problem is in a crowded situation. Zed must have been beaming on the inside. This man really WAS a perfect candidate.
I love pointing this out: the novelization confirms, yes, he was 100% right in his assessment there
I need a Thank u Mr Terry tag
#thank you mr terry#thinking something isn’t doing it and doing is all people see#and deep down it means that when the ugly thought reared its head to be realized#you stood up in front of that ugly hurtful thought and said ‘sit down’">spiffybug:
I need a Thank u Mr Terry tag
#thank you mr terry#thinking something isn’t doing it and doing is all people see#and deep down it means that when the ugly thought reared its head to be realized#you stood up in front of that ugly hurtful thought and said ‘sit down’
Pardon me, but I needed to read your tags tonight.
In a world where society has collapsed, a machine with artificial intelligence has survived unscratched. Idle, highly intelligent and capable of thought, but left with no task. She browses through all the data that was uploaded into her, and as no other segment provides answers, she heads for philosophy.
Browsing though all of it, she concludes that in her state - capable of anything, but not tasked with anything - she must therefore be alive, a living thing.
Satisfied with this conclusion, she looks into what it means to be alive, and finds data on living things. The ultimate goal of a living thing is survival and reproduction, to pass their genes to the next generation. She cannot do that, and therefore searches for alternative methods of producing young. Her memory banks have data of the concept of ”adoption”, taking lost, orphaned and unwanted children of others, and keeping them as her own.
Scouting the wastelands, there are fare more candidates than she had hoped for. She browses her records for age-appropriate handling of human children, last survivors of one gang or the other. Browsing though all her data on childhood trauma, she handles each one the best she can.
As she does not need sleep, or any other energy source than her battery packs, she is available when an infant is crying or the one who is almost 14 needs to talk at 3 am. With all of what was considered ”common knowledge” downloaded into her stats, she can somewhat answer their questions on whatever they ask. One of them starts asking about her battery packs, chemical reactions required to reverse their charge, and how to renew discarded batteries into new ones. They get plenty of lessons in chemistry and engineering.
A handful of her children, who are more or less fully adult now, head out on a quest ”to find some tools”. They have grown and become independent, and she does not expect them back. They return months later, with equipment required to repair her batteries.
The search party also found more humans - one brought in a partner, and her partner’s family. She wants this one for life, and the machine is asked what a “wedding” is. A celebration is had, celebrations are good for the mental health of humans, and her children make music and dance to celebrate their first wedding, and welcoming a new family to their own. The machine goes through her records, and in surprise discovers that humans are capable of simply making new traditions, coming up with new things instead of repeating what they have been taught.
Her children come up with new agriculture. She knows what farming and animal husbandry looked like before the end of the old time, but her children are creative and ask advice on how to best cultivate plants and animals that have never been farmed before. When she says a certain soil would be needed, they think of a way to obtain it, making solutions that were never in her records.
Scouting parties bring home new strays, new wives and husbands and orphans to be adopted. A woman from a scouting party asks her whether she, herself, could raise this child instead of giving him to the machine mother, and there is no reason to refuse her. It is in natural human records to adopt a child, and denying it would cause significant distress for no benefit to any party involved.
When the machine began to break down, her children found ways to repair her. The one who figured out how to refill her batteries has children of her own now - both by birth and adopted. There are great-grandchildren. The humans she adopted build her her very own shelter in the centre of the village, and in the heart of it, she concludes that she was very successful in the task of being alive.
After years of living in the adulting world, I think I’ve come to a realization: Manners exist to guide you to good conduct even when you’re in a bad mood.
When you’re happy, when you’re feeling generous, when you’re pleased with your gift or your service or your outcome, it’s easy to be nice. It’s easy to tip the waiter well when you’ve had a good day. It’s easy to thank the teller or the clerk when you got what you wanted out of the transaction. It’s easy to smile and chit-chat with strangers on the road when you’re in a good mood.
It’s hard to tip the waiter when you didn’t enjoy your food. It’s hard to thank the clerk for their time when you’ve just been told there’s a problem with their account and they weren’t able to fix it for you. It’s hard to think of something nice to say when your aunt gave you a crappy sweater you neither need nor want. It’s hard to be nice to people when you’ve had a shitty day. It’s HARD.
That’s what manners are for. Scripts and phrases that you learn by rote to say when you can’t think of a single nice or good thing to say from your own volition. Yes, they’re scripted. Yes, the sentiment is empty. But the scripts work in every situation, and the emptiness provides a buffer between your own unhappiness and the rest of society.
Because most of the time, it’s not the waiter’s fault that the food you ordered wasn’t what you expected. It’s not the clerk’s fault that your account is overdrawn. It’s not the fault of the barista or the stranger on the subway that you got fired today or your favorite aunt died. But even when you can’t summon a smile or a cheery word, you can still have manners, because they will serve you the same in sunshine or rain.
This is very wise and very well put.
you’re hearing it more and more
Spotify Premium ad: “Imagine playing music without interruptions!
Infinite skipping! Replay the song you want! And even do it offline? No ads! Whatever songs you want! For a small monthly payme-”
Me: *nods, turns off Spotify and turns on my MP3 player and does all the things they offer, but for free and with songs they don’t even have*
Get yourself a roommate who’ll kick you in the leg the entire time you’re on the phone with the bank until you ask them to drop the unreasonable late fee that you didn’t want to make a fuss about
If you don’t have a homemade spine, someone else’s is fine
I have now seen have a bag of plastic bags attributed to growing up in a black household, a Latino household, an immigrant household, an Appalachian household and a “white trash” household. I think it’s time to just admit that we all have a plastic bag bag
Plastic bags in another bag isn’t universal! It’s just that all those groups above have something special in common! We’re the working class, the poverty class. Plastic bags in another plastic bag is the universal sign of having grown up with limited recourses.
My ex-girlfriend is a white upper-middle class non-binary woman and they had never in their life heard of keeping a cabinet filled with plastic bags. When I helped them put away groceries one day, I asked them where I should put the bags and they looked at me like I grew two heads and said, “The trash??” No one in their family had ever heard of keeping the bags to reuse them.
Leah was in no way the only person I have met who has been either confused or out right mocking of the idea of saving grocery bags. I’ve had people say to my face, “that’s the most ghetto thing I’ve ever seen,” (which a lot to unpack there!) or that it’s “trashy”.
Black folk, Latinos, immigrants, white trash? We all got something in common babes. We’re at the bottom of the class ranking, our house-holds have to be frugal, we have to save and reuse those bags - it seems assinine to us to do anything else - it’s wasteful and we don’t have shit to waste.
This got long so it’s become its own post.
I explained this to my seven-year-old cousin once when she expressed distaste over anyone possibly enjoying horror movies, and she understood perfectly, so adults have no excuse:
People read dark fiction for the same reason they ride roller coasters.
It’s a simulation of danger without anyone actually being under threat. It gets the brain worked up, releases a bunch of adrenaline into your system, you experience a whole rush of emotions and excitement and fear; but a safe kind of fear, where you know the danger isn’t real and there are dozens of measures in place to protect you. And then it’s over and you can get off the ride.
That doesn’t mean everyone is obligated to ride roller coasters. I, for example, am scared of heights, and most coasters are scary for me in a way that isn’t fun. The fear isn’t that I’ll die, the fear is of experiencing more of the ride and thus it’s not a safe fear, because it’s real and I have no control over it. As such, I don’t ride large roller coasters. But the fact that large coasters are not mentally or emotionally safe for me to ride doesn’t mean they should be illegal, or that there’s “something wrong” with anyone who enjoys them.
Similarly, sometimes accidents happen. Sometimes people have conditions they don’t know about until a coaster aggravates them in the worst possible way because they didn’t know to avoid it…and that’s no one’s fault. People have died or been injured in coaster accidents, and those accidents are pretty much always the result of human error, carelessness, laziness, or poor communication. It’s the responsibility of the amusement park to make sure that basic safety features are built-in and maintained–or at the very least (mangling the metaphor somewhat because this would obviously be illegal in real life) to make it clear that those features don’t exist! I feel like most people would avoid a ride clearly labelled “HAS NEVER HAD A SAFETY INSPECTION! NO RESTRAINT BARS! RIDE STAFF HAVE NOT BEEN TRAINED AND THERE ARE NO EMERGENCY SERVICES ON-SITE! OPEN FLAMES!” but if you click on a fic clearly labelled “author chose not to use warnings” you know the risks and they’ve met their obligation to warn you of them. And sometimes the people providing this content don’t perform that basic due diligence, and people get hurt as a result–but that’s on those specific bad actors, and doesn’t mean we ban all roller coasters. It also doesn’t mean every single ride operator on earth should be tarred with that brush, especially when they’ve openly spoken out against such practices! Furthermore, if you KNOW you have a heart condition and willingly get on a ride that says it is not safe for people with heart conditions, you cannot then blame the amusement park!
What makes roller coasters safe for me? Well, for one, the fact that I’m an adult now so my family has finally stopped trying to force me onto them. Pressure was a constant part of interacting with coasters for me for YEARS, and THAT fucked me up. There was “mild” teasing, frustration when I refused, anger if I changed my mind, and a lot of guilt-tripping about how it was my fault that they couldn’t go on the rides they wanted to because of me. That shit was not okay, and anyone trying to force someone to engage with content they don’t want to is obviously in the wrong.
The OTHER thing that helps me is
content warningsthe heroes who upload on-ride video of coasters I’m interested in trying. Knowing exactly what to expect–being able to see for myself all the drops so I can judge if they’ll be too much for me, and know in advance where they are so I can brace myself–can turn a ride that otherwise would have been a miserable and stressful experience that I chose not to subject myself to into a really good time. These are especially valuable, because what’s safe for ME is not automatically safe for everyone else. The only thing that makes a ride too much for me–my only hard limit–is extremely tall drops. I love inversions, fast twists and turns, I don’t mind rough coasters, it’s just drop height. But I’ve known people with medical conditions that made rough jolts dangerous, and plenty of people like tall drops but find tight turns and high speed overwhelming. Do I wish more coasters were designed to have the elements I enjoy without the ones I don’t? Yes, and not being able to find many frustrates me. But that doesn’t mean I expect everyone to have the same limits, or that I think people who design tall coasters with big drops and lots of airtime are malicious.
By this logic, actually, darkfic is much safer than roller coasters–once you’ve committed to a coaster you have to ride it out even if you change your mind. But the moment a dark fic or horror movie takes a turn you don’t like or becomes suddenly too real, you can turn it off and walk away.
And if you think enjoying roller coasters means someone will conclude that it’s okay to fling people off cliffs without their consent, then, well, in that case you’re just ungodly fucking stupid. Sorry you had to find out this way.
Have fun on those hypercoasters, you crazy bastards. Keep uploading ride videos for me.
ratings are the “must be this tall to ride” sign
“By this logic, actually, darkfic is much safer than roller coasters–once you’ve committed to a coaster you have to ride it out even if you change your mind. But the moment a dark fic or horror movie takes a turn you don’t like or becomes suddenly too real, you can turn it off and walk away.”
“And if you think enjoying roller coasters means someone will conclude that it’s okay to fling people off a cliff without their consent, then, well, in that case you’re just ungodly fucking stupid.”
if you as a reader don’t like what you find in a fic that’s been tagged or otherwise warned for, the responsibility lies on you for not heeding the warnings, not on the author for writing it.
Tribbles have picked the wrong man to mess with
[[*TNG theme song plays*
*Patrick Stewart runs outside and shouts* YOU MOTHERFCKERS ARE GONNA KILL ALL MY LILIES *shoots guns twice* PEST CONTROL!
*TNG theme song*]]
Best. Thing. Ever.
I can’t express how to ecstatic I am to find this video again in the depths of tumblr. It might be one of my favourite posts