could i request shadow bonnie 👉👈
To quote the Denver Botanic Garden’s head arborist:
“Its an oak tree, but they hybridize and acclimatize and act generally weird on a physical and genetic level that trying to classify it as anything more specific than "an oak” is an exercise in pendantic navel-gazing.
“More accurate, and more helpful, is to describe it as "an oak from this climate/region, with these features” because then I can index it and be able to pull it up when someone goes “I need a tree that will thrive under the following conditions with these features.”
“Dave. Are you telling me you have a Tree Features excel sheet?”
the nightmare finally happened. a guest asked me if our black oak is a red oak and when I said “yes technically” it opened the Pandora’s box of oak taxonomy.
“It’s really nice that you think I’m organized enough to have just one excel sheet. I have twenty-seven.”
My cat, banging the cabnet door over and over and over: bang bang bang
Me: you will not earn what you desire by banging the cabinet door.
My cat: This is a test of wills, is it not? We shall see if your ability to put up with my incessant banging outlasts my eternal lust for snackie treats. Years of conditioning have hardened me for this purpose. bang bang bang
My cat, throwing herself to the ground like she’s been shot: Oh! Oh I have been assailed in my own home! Have mercy, have pity! Surely in the cruel darkness of your heart there is some mote of goodness that might stay your hand! Do not strike me, I pray you!
May i add the piece from artist Verbal Vomit
Might I also add
The spiritual successor to Miette
Me: *Removes my cat from my lap to do something else.*
My cat: Father is…evil? Father is unyielding? Father is incapable of love? I am running away. I am packing my little rucksack and going out to explore the world as a lone vagabond. I can no longer thrive in this household.
Glad to see we’re all in agreement that cats talk like disparaged victorian children
I am so incredibly glad we finally moved on from “i can has”. Cats are clearly smart enough for advanced sentence structure and dumb enough to draw entirely incorrect conclusions about what they’re talking about.
My cat, after waiting about 3 minutes: bang bang bang
Can haz snackytreat
world heritage post
The Wizard Howl Pendragon ✨
(click for quality)
[id: an illustration of howl against a purple background with a white circle and blue flowers behind his head. he’s walking forward with his head tilted to the side, smiling with his eyes closed. the front of his jacket is subtly colored with the bi pride flag. /end id.]
This answers and raises questions
Cassette Futurism God Tier
Cassette Futurism god tier for real tho…
Who made these and how can I support them?
Awesome artist Simon Stålenhag made those.
How can we forget solarpunk! (My personal favorite)
I was going to let this slide as someone making an honest mistake, and that you can never be too cautious around antisemitism, but then I find out that OP lied about being Jewish for this post and frankly that’s just pathetic to the point of hilarity.
Holy shit can this post fucking disappear from my dash please!
Attention goyim: Jews don’t use the word phylactery. That’s stupid and greek. They’re called Teffilin.
Actually I want to add something because the genius of this particular kind of anti-semitism is that most gentiles won’t know what a Phylactery really is, The only people who will notice are the Jewish players. Making them instantly feel isolated, alone, and unsafe in their d&d group.
when you come across that you should at the table paralyzed wondering
Do my fellow players know this is anti-Semitic?
If they don’t know and I bring it up will they be mad at me for ruining the fun?
If they do know and I bring it up will revealing myself as Jewish be dangerous?
There’s a lot of accidental anti-semitism in the world , but sometimes I come across the deliberate and malicious anti-semitism im DND and I’m just reminded that no matter how much I love this game it does not love me back and the original creators never wanted me to play it.
Today’s example is: Phylactery
In real life
That’s right. they named the evil artifact that the evil undead spellcaster hides their soul in after a Jewish ceremonial object.
It’s a tactic to deliberately push Jewish people out of the game. and nobody jump up to tell me it was an accident because it fucking wasn’t. Before d&d Phylactery only had one definitionand I find it impossible that they would know the word without knowing the meaning. Or at least knowing it was Jewish.
I don’t know why articles everywhere say that this is what The Jews™ call their Weird Little Prayer Boxes, but we don’t say that, and it’s not even a super common aspect of prayer (at least where i’m from) and i wish y'all wouldn’t pretend to be offended at this. No jew calls Teffilin phylactery, when i first saw this post i even tried finding out if anyone i knew said phylactery, and they all looked at me like i was a dumbass. We don’t need your fake outrage, and I SEE YOU FUCKIN GOYS IN THE NOTES PRETENDING TO BE JEWISH AND FEEL ALIENATED! GROSS! This is a non issue, dispel it from your mind and stop spreading this horseshit!
(Image sources: https://projects.mcah.columbia.edu/treasuresofheaven/)
Also op’s insistence that “before d&d Phylactery only had one definition” is just an outright falsehood. A phylactery is a fancier word for a reliquary, which is an ornate sealed container that holds a fragment of the mortal remains of a Catholic saint, usually a bone.
Gee, what magic item could that have inspired in D&D? Hm?
(Gentile followers, feel free to reblog this not just for the educational aspect, but also for the unexpected faint echo of tumblr bone stealing witch drama)
I was seeing this post for days and I knew it couldn’t be quite right. I was already sure “phylactery” was just a more archaic way of saying “amulet” but I thought maybe I was just a big dummy because I’m not Jewish, OP was so sure of themselves and anybody questioning them was just getting EVISCERATED. Now that the notes are like 200 real Jewish people saying “excuse me, what the FUCK???” It feels safe to mention that whatever OP’s intentions were, misinformation like this tends to be used by certain people to further push their “SJW Socialist Jewish Elites” conspiracy theories.
(Some have pointed out that the one nugget of truth is that 3rd edition portrayed a phylactery exactly like a teffilin, but that doesn’t seem to be what OP was arguing)
Abandoned Soviet buildings aren’t near as depressing as fast food restaurants around every corner in America
this image is depression
Most of all how placeless and contextless it is. If you live in America, you have been here. No matter where in America you live. No matter how far you run, this place will always find you, and you will always end up there.