I was corrected on Twitter by someone from the community — they’re actually Old Order Mennonites! Although they follow that ‘plain living’ doctrine that the Amish do, they also carefully allow technology into their communities. Televisions are one of the few pieces of modern tech that’s allowed in certain Mennonite sects. The Mennonites and Quakers are no nonsense when it comes to oppression of any kind. Google more about them and you’ll quickly find out that it’s no surprise they showed up. They always show up.
YALL THE AMISH CAME OUT ❤️❤️❤️
after hurricane sandy, mennonites came through Far Rockaway, NY and rebuilt houses and Black churches that were devastated for free, the ones i’ve met have always been down to do real work for the cause
why are birds so cursed
A Non-Comprehensive List of Birds That Piss Me Off
1. Dracula Parrot. This thing pisses me off like, a bunch
2. King Vulture. the felted craft project equivalent of a haunted ventriloquist dummy
i will never not resent this bird
3. Jacana Bird. This is the most unnecessary cursed nonsense. i deserve an apology for having to look at this. I can feel its fingers stroking my ears
No it does not have SIX FREAKING LIMBS. it’s carrying its stupid creepy spawn under its wings. A+ parents but still, piss off. even the normal 2 legged version isn’t much better
put those AWAY.
4. The Shoebill, which i’m sure we’re all sick of hearing about. this thing is the epitome of a crappy photorealistic cgi disney villainy. i despise this bird.
also this is what they look like standing up. i just feel like i shouldn’t have to deal with that, i really do.
5. Inca Tern. truly, hipsters ruin everything
6. Tragopan. it looks like a star wars species, which i dislike on principle
7. The Secretary Bird. it wears yoga pants.
also i’m uncomfortable with the length of its eyelashes
8. finally, i really dislike this one specific parakeet
in conclusion, these birds exist to haunt me and this knowledge is a burden. birds exist to observe our sin; always watching, they are filled with malice. flee from them
This post speaks to me in a way very few Tumblr posts do.
with baleful violence & disoriented aggression?
bitch that gesture and line quality…absolutely masterful. people go to $100k art school to learn how to do that and grug was out there in 35000 BC drawing better than seasoned professionals with no reference but memory
Bless the ancestors
Oof, this gave me such visceral Feelings. Like. Those were people. That was us.
The Chauvet cave, France, the art of prehistory.
In 1994, three friends discovered in the south of France a cave with magnificent cave paintings, more than 30,000 years old.
Under the ground of the Ardèche region, an invaluable treasure is hidden for its antiquity, its conservation and the pictorial quality of the representations; one of the oldest and most splendid examples of Arieñaciense parietal art, dating approx. between 40,000 and 30,000 B.C.
TIL Ray Bradbury first titled Fahrenheit 451 “The Fireman”, then called a local fire station to ask what temperature it would take to actually ignite books. The responding firemen placed him on hold and burnt a book, then reported that the heat required was “Fahrenheit 451″.
That’s such a fire fighter thing to do.
“You know what? That’s a good question. I’m gonna put you on hold while I find out”
My dad used to design kitchens at Lowe’s and one day he got a dude from one of the national labs looking to buy a countertop. Dad sent him home with a sample of a quartz-composite countertop to make sure the color will look good with his existing cabinets. The dude asks my dad what the composition of the countertop is and whether it’ll melt if he puts a pot on it (since it’s a composite and not pure stone) and Dad gives him some rough numbers and reassures him that it won’t melt if he puts a hot pan on the counter. The dude comes back with week later without the sample. The dude gives dad a detailed list of the countertops composition, to the nearest hundredth of a percentile, and the exact temperature it melts at, because he took it to his lab and melted it down.
tldr, it’s not just firefighters.
Some people just love doing science
some people just like chaos
Pet peeves in TV shows and movies:
Unfastened coats in winter
Obviously empty coffee cups
Hanging up the phone without saying goodbye
Obviously empty handbags
Leaving barely touched plates of food in a restaurant
Apartments and homes that don’t match up to income
Having a job but never being at work
A million pillows on the bed when waking up/going to bed
Perfectly clear counters
Using keyboard shortcuts apparently for everything a mouse does ever
Never having to ask how to spell a name
“This DNA test will take five seconds but a warrant will take too long”
Announcing who you are before reaching the suspect
Viewer-readable data/props that aren’t what they’re supposed to be
Driving while not watching the road
No personalized ringtones
-BUT knowing exactly who is calling without looking
Clothes and makeup that neither match the characters’ incomes, personalities, or living situation
Brand new, perfectly clean cars everywhere
OR period piece where the only vehicles shown are from that year, none from previous years
No one is sweaty or uncomfortable after playing sports/exercising
Pregnant women sitting, standing, lying down in ways no woman who’s ever been pregnant would do that
fyi if you’re ANYWHERE NEAR mpls now’s the time to start randomly turning your phone off for several hours. yall fuckers reblogged my post about obscuring data patterns and turned it into a clownshow of “download firefox” fuckery but now’s the time to start ACTUALLY fucking up data acquisition.
dont bring your phone into the street with you, EVER. and MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOURE DOING SUSPICIOUS SHIT when you have a solid alibi and are just sitting at home reading or whatever by tossing your phone in the microwave (dont turn it on unless you want to) for several hours at a time. blur the data trails.
One of the best things in this scene is Ozai’s terrified face.
Zuko straight up told him that he would join the Avatar and help him. And what did Ozai do? He gave him a small, dismissive smirk.
Because what would his weak, failure of a son could do against all the might of the Fire Nation? He didn’t even care, because he thought Zuko’s help would not make the slightest difference.
But this is the moment he realizes that the kid he thought was a pathetic, useless bender, actually taught the Avatar firebending, including his epic “fuck-you Dad” lightning redirect move
(which is btw also Iroh’s “fuck-you, Brother” move),taking away Ozai’s biggest weapon and saving Aang’s life.
Coming into a fandom early and watching it become an angry clusterfuck
Being in a dormant fandom that suddenly comes alive again after a new book/movie
Don’t forget about those who come in the midst of a fandom war.
Accuracy at its best
Being in a fandom and not even knowing there’s a war going on…
all of this shit…lol
When You’re Not In The Fandom But You’re Nosy AF
When you get into a fandom only to discover it’s dead
This gets better every time I see it.
Being in a dead fandom…
Or being in such a tiny fandom that it feels like youre the only one
The accuracy hurts.
Being in a fandom that had a shit ending.
When you’ve been fangirling long enough, you’ve experienced all of the above.
Being in a fandom meant for kids.
This just gets better..
When you realize that joining the fandom has ruined you
Fandom hell in general
This^^^ just… ALL OF THIS.
Being in so many fandoms that you don’t even know what’s going on
THIS IS THE SKULDUGGERY FUCKING PLEASANT FANDOM IN ONE POST!!
Trying to recruit people to your fandom
Annnnnnndddd it’s back
Being in a fandom which has so many antis
I’ve probably reblogged this before, but that was before these great additions.
Being in a fandom that actually works together
Why is this so true? All of it.
being in a fanbase but all your mutuals suddenly turn into Kpop blogs
I always enjoy it when a good post comes around again and has been improved by the reblogs like the years for a fine wine.
Being in a fandom when shit goes down and everyone has different opinions
When you are in a fandom and don’t care for others people opinion…..even if they are right…(believe me, I have met several of those)
Being in a fandom you never meant to join
I love this. and it’s gotten better
After abandoning a fandom you’re still a little bit emotionally invested in….
All of these are me. Lol
Being in a fandom on Tumblr
And it reached its epic conclusion
Cannot resist this at this point
sharing this cause i wish i learned this sooner
For those that couldn’t view the picture:
“Forgiveness does not require reconnection.”
In other words:
“Just because I forgive you, does not mean that I trust you or forgot what you did.”
that sandwich is gone. packet of chips? gone. fuel for the knitting machine that she is. she’s at it again
she smashed out a shawl in like 35 minutes and now she’s aggressively eating a sandwich. i cant
there’s a lady on the train knitting so aggressively and quickly that her needles clack like some sort of cartoon character and I am super intimidated
One thing I wish people knew about auditory processing disorder was that when I ask you to repeat something, I need to you repeat the whole thing.
If I hear “I ???? ????? my keys”
And ask “what?”
So many people just respond with “my KEYS!”
And I have to guess if they said “I need you to grab my keys” or “I already have my keys” or something else, or ask “what about them?” Which frequently annoys people and makes the conversation longer and more complicated than it needs to be.
PLEASE just repeat the whole sentence it saves everyone so much awkwardness and confusion
I always end up saying I got That Part
Villain: “But surely it disturbs you, doesn’t it? To know how close you are to snapping. Don’t deny it. There’s so much darkness in your heart. Do you really think they’d still love you if they knew? They’d be disgusted by you. They’d hate you, for thinking so much like me.”
Hero: “That’s the difference, isn’t it? Between you and I. One tiny difference. That’s all it takes. That’s the line between good and evil.”
Hero: “You saw your own darkness and let it destroy you. You surrendered to it the moment you realized it was there. You threw open the door for it and welcomed it inside and let it rob you of your humanity without even a word of protest because you just couldn’t imagine it was something you could fight.”
Villain: “And you, oh-so-sanctimonious one?”
Hero: “I said ‘no thanks’. That’s it. That’s the difference.”
Villain: “Did you just—did you just—”
Hero: “Boop your nose? You’re right. It did feel good.”
Villain: “But our similarities mean that, deep down, you’re a bad person. There’s nothing stopping you from being just as evil as I am!”
Hero: “Sure there is. I’m stopping me.”
Villain: “But in your heart you crave—”
Hero: “Sometimes when I’m in a crowded building I get the sudden urge to just boop a stranger right on the nose. But I don’t do it, because that would be super rude and weird. Does having that compulsion in the first place make me just as much of a weirdo as if I had acted on it? Maybe it does in your eyes, but to the would-be boopee, it makes all the difference in the world.”
Villain: “We’re not talking about booping noses, we’re talking about killing peop—”
Hero: “Look, dude, I’m sure murder can be really satisfying. But I’ve decided that I don’t want to murder people, and I think that’s very sexy of me. Look at me. With a little self-restraint, you might have had what I have.”
Villain: “You and I are very much alike, you know.”
Hero: “I realize that.”
Villain: “Doesn’t that trouble you?”
Hero: “Why would it? I share most of my genome with sewer rats.”
MLKJR IS NOT YOUR TOY CUDGEL AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE
May 28 2020 - Protesters in LA demanding justice for George Floyd burned a flag, and smashed the windows of a police car when it drove into the crowd. One protester was injured when he fell of the hood of the escaping police car, after which the crowd attacked another cop car nearby. [video]
MLK would’ve done it differently..
Hey, what a coincidence! MLK wrote something about you specifically: