I hope this cat didnt kill any of those birds .
wow you actually found a practical use for that reaction image
Teachers have tried this and are amazed when their classes don’t go feral like in the book. It’s almost as if the book was supposed to be satire and not a treaty on the nature of humanity.
there’s a timeskip
THERE’S A TIMESKIP
THERE’S A TIMESKIP
THERE’S A TIMESKIP
after losing control of the signal fire there’s a FUCKING TIMESKIP and when the next chapter starts everyone’s hair is several inches longer and their clothes have rotted to shreds and they’re still just kind of chilling!!!!
IT TAKES THE TERRIBLE IMPERIALISM MIND-POISONED EXCESSIVELY BRITISH BOYS IN THE ACTUAL BOOK SEVERAL MONTHS TO COMMIT A SINGLE ACT OF INTENTIONAL VIOLENCE, EVEN THE ONE (1) CHILD WRITTEN AS AN ACTUAL SOCIOPATH
AND then when they DO turn on each other it is because
THERE’S AN UNSPECIFIED WORLD WAR HAPPENING
AND A PILOT’S CORPSE CRASH LANDS ON THE ISLAND POST-DOGFIGHT AND THE CHILDREN MISTAKE THE PARACHUTE FOR A MONSTER AND SPIRAL INTO PARANOIA
BECAUSE CHILDREN INHERIT THE LEGACY AND TRAUMA OF VIOLENCE FROM THE ADULTS WAGING WAR AROUND THEM
HURR DURR IN THE REAL WORLD IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN LIKE IN LORD OF THE FLIES -
IT DIDN’T HAPPEN THAT WAY IN LORD OF THE FLIES EITHER YOU JUST HAVEN’T READ IT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL IF EVER AND DON’T REMEMBER WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN THE GODDAMN BOOK
yes. yes he did. i’m also gonna direct you to the real life ‘lord of the flies’ which occured in the 1960s, when six tongan schoolboys got stranded on a desert island for over a year before being rescued by an australian fisherman (who, it should be noted, later took on all six as crewmembers because the reason they were out in the first place was because they wanted to see the world, and named his ship the Ata after the island they were stranded on). nobody died. the only injuries that occurred were accidental, and when one of the boys broke his leg falling down a cliff, the others braced it and looked after him so well that it healed perfectly. if they argued, then they would literally go to opposite sides of the island until they’d cooled off. after leaving the island, they remained friends for the rest of their lives. here’s a photo of them as adults, with their rescuer (who is third from the left) and other members of his crew.
i read about this in rutger bregman’s human kind, a book i cannot recommend highly enough, but if you don’t want to go and read a whole book about the inherent goodness of humanity (which again, you really should) then the relevant excerpt can be found here.
i’m feeling good about dragon diversity tonight!! dragons can just look like whatever and it’s all good. there are barely any design limits which i think is pretty neat :)
also a perfectly acceptable dragon:
(oh shit they’re in love!!)
I’m crying in the club right now
A desperate cleric slamming every healing spell so hard to bring someone back to life the ground is forced to grow plants and flowers around the body.
Decades later, guarded by a forest of roses and thorns, lies a corpse refusing to rot.
Every time I’m forced to view a television advertisement, I marvel at the sheer psychic violence that some people willingly subject themselves to. Watching the sublime act of creation being used to sell someone car insurance never stops being vulgar in ways I lack the vocabulary to describe.
I’m losing my fucking mind.
oh my god
my favorite part is that the guys just go along with it in spite of confusion/misgivings because they don’t want to miss out on stickers.
My favorite post
the power of being called handsome though
Hello everyone! As a musician (Ground Sloth Orchestra) with majority of streams from Spotify I highly support the Union of Musician.
- Pay us at least one cent per stream
- Adopt a user-centric payment model
- Make all closed-door contracts public
- Reveal existing payola, then end it altogether
- Credit all labor in recordings
- End legal battles intended to further impoverish artists
Please sign if you’re in the music industry + share with allies and fellow musicians.
Look, I got a buddy who’s in a fairly prominent and well respected metal band and his Spotify cheques are like, 28 cents.
If artists aren’t making any money off of it, why are we paying spotify
Real lawyer plays Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney
Japanese law doesn’t require evidence to be presented for review by both parties. “SURPRISE!!! I have facts you weren’t aware of!” is very much a thing there.
The entire game was written to show how messed up the Justice System is there.
Japanese courts have a 99% conviction rate. In essence, if you are accused of a crime you are already considered to be guilty and it is up to you to prove otherwise if you can. Remember in the end of Persona 5, where the person who falsely accused you of assaulting them confessed to everything on national television but you were still in prison until your friends tracked down every witness and got them all the recant their testimonies individually? That was in no way exaggerated.
Also Japanese police have a 90+% rate of successfully arresting a “suspect” for every crime they investigate. At first this sounds really impressive, how they always track down the criminal, until you realize that they do it through a combination of refusing to investigate crimes which seem hard to solve or are likely to involve organizes crime or politicians (lots of “suicides” and “accidents” which are very blatant murder), and any time they do open a case but fail to figure everything out in the first day or two they just grab a convenient scapegoat (usually poor, frequently an immigrant or ethnic minority).
There are also very few restrictions on how long you can be “interrogated” for after arrest, or what they can do to you during the interrogation. Almost all the accused confess to everything… eventually. Regardless of whether they were actually anywhere near the incident in question.
Yeah no, death note was also about how fuck up japanese police are. The reason the death note causes people to have heart attacks if you dont put a cause of death is because thats the go to excuse cops use if they dont want to investigate a case or cant solve it fast enough. And giving the death note to the police chiefs son and then exposing that son to be a fuckin freak and mass murderer was very much extremely intentional. The japanese justice system is extremely fucked up
Ok I know this has been said but
TC really made a plotline about an old man completing his life work and considering his purpose completed and his life unnecessary with a conclusion where he can meet a fellow old man who has indulged himself to the arts
and they keep each other company understanding the value of peaceful creation and personal fulfillment together forever gayly in their little corner of the world
“People are saying mask-wearing might become a seasonal practice” God I hope so I’m tired of getting breathed on every flu season and honestly they’re kind of fashionable.
As someone with immune system issues, this is the longest in my LIFE I’ve gone without getting sick. I would be so grateful if people keep wearing masks seasonally or at least when you have any symptoms that might conceivably be a transmissible illness. A mild one or two day cold for a healthy person can take me literally a month or more to recover from, so thanks for masking up and not spreading your germs!
maybe this is bc i’m from the south and not fuckin uhhhh new york or wherever the hell but like. it is still not really normalized for a man to wear makeup or nail polish. women with short hair still get offensive comments about their appearances. like even small acts of gender nonconformity can still be scary and dangerous in 2021 and i feel like so many people just live in this progressive bubble where they think that all dudes being Remotely “feminine” in some way are like homophobic tiktok e-boys doing it for clout or whatever and that’s uh. fucking stupid. like i can PROMISE you that the vast majority of gender nonconforming people are not trying to do something that’s never been done before, nor are they claiming to do so, they’re just trying to live their lives and look the way they want to look. you aren’t helping anybody by trying to police who has the right to be wearing skirts or painting their nails or doing their hair a certain way.
anyway this is ur daily reminder that gender nonconformity is not a trend and it’s gross to attack people for being gender nonconforming in a way that you think “has been done before” or “isn’t that special” or whatever the fuck. like i’m sorry but it’s just cruel and hateful! being gender nonconforming still takes bravery and courage. people still face discrimination and harassment. whose cause do you think you’re helping by attempting to be the gatekeeper of nontraditional gender expression? genuinely, who do you think benefits when you attack people for stepping outside of the bounds of traditional gender expression? who? because it certainly fucking isn’t gnc people.
The contrast between the Japanese and Spanish courses on Duolingo is a bit frustrating, because of the level of polish between the two is pretty stark. It’s like
Spanish: Speak this out loud to check your pronunciation! Good! Next… Okay, that was the wrong gender, let’s break that down! There you go!
Japanese: Wrong. Why? Fucking guess, asshole.
i dont think there should be any level of Polish in either of these language courses, no?
Okay 1. The addition is a very funny joke but 2!!!! Duolingo isn’t great for Japanese (or any east Asian languages, I think, from what I’ve heard from other people), but @kineticpenguin please try Lingodeer. It is also free, and feels a lot like Duolingo, but definitely does a much better job with Japanese and Korean.
Thanks for the tip!
I would also recommend Busuu for Japanese! I have the premium plan, but the free version is pretty decent as well (and there are no lives involved in either version, so you don’t have to worry about making mistakes). And unlike Duolingo, they also teach you how to read kanji.
I’m showing my software engineer flatmate tumblr code and glitches and he just keeps getting more and more agitated
“and people use this site??” bad news chief its my primary social media
I’m having to reblog this manually because guess what social media’s mobile app decided to remove fast reblogs
I use tumblr exclusively on mobile and it sucks that they removed fast reblogs
IM SORRY THEY WHAT
i just updated mobile a solid minute ago and i can still fast reblog?
the fuck is a fast reblog
my sibling made this frog cake for my birthday <3
yes. please add more if you have any, friends.
My sister made this a few months ago
My sister made one a few months ago
Frog cake I made for my gf’s birthday!
All the forgs make me very happy, please post more, I love
Commissioned this based on the first Forg cake
Made this with my best friend for our other best friend’s 21st this year 🥰
This is all I want in life
I made this some time ago. It has forggies and baby duckies!
oh i never posted the forg cake i made for my friend’s birthday this year! sunflowers are her favorite <3
disney channel did not debut its first sapphic couple between two main characters in a children’s cartoon.
dana terrace did.
cartoon network did not give us the first wlw wedding in a children’s animated tv show.
rebecca sugar did.
cartoon network didn’t make bubbline canon.
pendleton ward did.
nickelodeon isn’t responsible for korrasami, it’s first ever wlw couple.
bryan konietzko and michael dante dimartino are.
do not let these corporations take credit for something that LGBTQ+ creators fought and took risks to get where they got. especially when said corporations made these people fight tooth and nail and take the risk of their shows being canceled altogether.
dana terrace, rebecca sugar, pendleton ward, bryan konietzko, michael dante dimartino, and every other creator that fought for then representation we deserve. thank you. your efforts are not unappreciated.
TIL that the reason lead levels in children’s blood have dropped 85% in the past thirty years is because of an unknown scientist who fought car companies to end leaded gasoline. He also removed it from paint, suggested its removal from pipes, and campaigned for the removal of lead solder from cans.
Yep. It also correlates extremely strongly with an increasing decrease of violent crime. One of the symptoms of low level constant lead exposure is increased aggression and volatility.
“Unknown scientist”? That was Clair Cameron Patterson.
Gas companies are still so mad at him he’s “unknown scientist”, know his name
Daily reminder that health and safety standards like these are what politicians mean when they talk about “deregulation.”
The local museum is run by an eccentric old man who knows the opening pieces like he was there for their whole history. His secret? He’s a secret dragon who figured out if you display your hoard, people will give you new things to display.
Occasionally forget people genuinely think capitalism is thousands of years old
One time I was talking about Robin Hood with some coworkers and one guy was like “he was bad because the people he helped learned to expect handouts” and I wanted to be like… okay can you explain how that flawed capitalist propaganda applies to feudalism
reminder that capitalism was literally invented in the 16th century
That’s an exaggeration. What was invented in the 16th century was mercantilism. Capitalism really dates for the beginning of the nineteenth century, with the rise of industry and cash crops over artisans and merchants. Vulture capitalism, with the notion that companies have no duties other than generating profit, is even younger.
Capitalism is only 200 years old and I have to say, they have not been an impressive 200 years
I think a lot of this comes from the fact that most people don’t know the formal definition of capitalism. We all know the word, we’ve all seen the jokes, but very few people bother to actually define it unless they’re talking about political theory and philosophy, so it’s easy to end up with the impression that Capitalism = Money Can Be Exchanged For Goods And Services.
Capitalism is the economic system where most of the means of production (i.e. everything people need to have to make the stuff that everyone wants) are owned by private individuals or corporations, who then hire people to provide the labor necessary to produce things, with the intent of selling the output at a profit. It’s the difference between “you’re a carpenter and you make a chair and you sell it” and “you’re Richard Q. Richington who owns a chair factory, and you pay people to sell the chairs you paid other people to make and then all the excess money goes back to you.” There have been Richard Q. Richingtons on and off throughout history, but that being the norm for every single industry is a pretty recent development.
before capitalism- ‘hey kid, do you want an apprenticeship that will lead to you becoming a skilled and well paid tradesman with job security? i your boss gain help in my business in exchange for granting you marketable skills making this mutually beneficial’
after capitalism- ‘hey kid, its time to go into this dangerous environment for 14 hour workdays with 82 other kids and recieve one fifth of a starvation wage and its expected that if you die i shove your corpse into the trash. i your boss am going to claim this is mutually beneficial while i recline in my richly appointed third summer home and watch senators compete for my favor by blocking labor laws’
My queerphobic dad’s queerphobic wife doesn’t know what “queer” means so she’s putting this design I made on a headphones case for me<3
Edit: my banner and tags do not mean discourse about it is welcome, they fucking say fuck off and choke. I’m fucking queer and fuck you in particular for trying to take that away from me.
I was actually thinking about fucking around and putting it on my Redbubble! :0c
What if I 👉👈 had these too
sorta related but i dont like that tumblr has made “unhealthy relationship” mean “one person is an abuser and the other is a victim”
unhealthy relationship means just that. a relationship that is unhealthy. whether because a party is uninterested, both parties bring out the worst in eachother, theres just no more spark, etc
just stop using “unhealthy relationship” as if its perfectly synonymous with “abusive relationship”
abusive relationships are DEFINITELY unhealthy relationships but not all unhealthy relationships are abusive, ya dig?
Not everyone you don’t get along with is an abuser.
this goes beyond “important post”, and i have more than half a mind to put it in my queue repeatedly.
just because a relationship didn’t go the way you hoped it would or wanted it to, you don’t get to call
attack a person for years / get your friends to / coordinate bullying / wage a campaign of ‘let’s ruin this person’s life’a person “an abuser”. or, worse.
because you know what that also does? it undermines and causes harm to actual abuse victims/survivors, and the irony and unselfawareness of those who perpetrate the shit OP is talking about isn’t lost on me. and that is the most important part of all of this.
“Not everyone you don’t get along with is an abuser.”