love reading the terror modern au’s because I can never picture a modern day blanky so he ends up just looking exactly as he does in the series in my head
any of you guys could be like “hey have fun reading my Oceans 8-inspired Met Gala Heist Au!! 🥰” and I promise you I’m picturing it like
Reading about Ancient Greece is is like listening to a professor go “actually, [fucked up thing you may have heard] was not broadly true of Classical Greek society, and the inhabitants of most city-states would have found the idea disturbing”, and then a voice from the back of the room calls out “except for Athens!”, and the professor just sighs and is like “yes, thank you, Timmy… except for Athens”.
“Ancient Greece was very fucked up” factoid actually just statistical error. Average ancient Greek person only somewhat fucked up. Athens Georgicles, who lived in Athens & was unfathomably fucked up, was an outlier and should not have been counted.
This is a question that really should have occurred to me before - how *did* all the late 60′s-70′s hippies physically get to India in the numbers culture has told me they did? Flights were of course an option, but only for a few - the prices pre-1980′s were ruinously expensive, and hippies may have been from more elite backgrounds but they were still a ton of broke college kids all the same. And its not like you would take a boat through the Suez or around the horn as a passenger, and no train lines existed for most of that journey. So what gives?
Well you drove of course!
I somehow never learned about the Hippie Trail, but it was a big thing apparently, a gap in knowledge for me. But I see why I forgot it - its an artifact lost to political revolution. British college students renting a bus and riding through…Iran…and Afghanistan….that stopped being an option by 1980. But under the Shah and Khan these were western-looking states open for business. And until the late 1970′s the price of gas was pretty much irrelevant, neither costs nor borders was a barrier. Chalk up another cultural artifact undergirded by - and undone by - global political and economic realities.
(also note the critical fact of Yugoslavia being communist-but-third-way-unaligned to open up that path)
hate being the generation that remembers no ads on YouTube & the annoyance when we first saw 1 ad every 10 videos, then 1 every 5 videos, then on every video, then multiple ads within a single video, only for YouTube to market paying for Premium™️ to ‘get rid of ads!’ which weren’t even there at the start
probably no one else finds this funny and I’m driving away my friends a fraction of a percent at a time every time I do it, but I think the height of comedy is when you react to an emoji with the same emoji in a chat medium that permits this
forgot i had the ancient arrows equipped and accidentally sent this man to eeby deeby
would like to let everyone know that after i accidentally did this the yiga clan didnt ambush me for an in real life week
Solarsyrup your TAGS-
Toddler accidentally cursed himself into an identity crisis today.
He’s been crossing stuff out with chalk. He asked me to write his name for him, crossed it out, and had a panicked meltdown because he thought it meant he didn’t exist any more.
Every hour or so he asks me “am I [his name?]” and wants reassuring hugs.
I’m enjoying the implication that he was perfectly delighted with arbitrarily erasing things from existence until it affected him personally
That’s just how toddlers are.
EVERYONE STOP CALLING MY CHARGE A REPUBLICAN
If you are like me and always need to be working on something to keep your anxiety under control, during this quarentine why not helping scientists by looking at pictures of some neat penguins? or even galaxies?
There’s this site call Zooniverse, where you can help on scientific projects by analyzing pictures and data!
Right now my favorite project has returned, called Penguin Watch (where yeah, you get to watch penguins, it’s amazing)
you basically have to analyse photos looking for penguins, their chicks, eggs or even predators and human interaction
But there are lots of interesting projects you can help in areas such as biology, physics, history or even art:
Oh and the best part, some institutions even accept it as volunteering/service hour requirements for graduation and scholarships!!
It’s helping me a lot during this time, so I thought it was worth sharing
Zooniverse is awesome. They have a relatively new project classifying and transcribing recordings of vintage Cuban radio around the revolution.
Another project is about the fan and hate mail sent to Orson Welles after the broadcast of War of the Worlds.
Another project is rescuing data from handwritten records from a Scottish weather station.
the most important thing they don’t tell you about being gay is that as soon as you have any creative control over your appearance you will start dressing like one or more of the muppets
@zapphod I think he counts like generally as his main character trait.
something that happens for a lot of us with eating disordered tendencies–esp neurodivergent folks–is that we’ll eat the same food repeatedly until our bodies revolt against it, as all bodies eventually will, and we interpret this as simply not being hungry or not wanting food.
for me this looks like:
i eat the same breakfast daily (my executive function and chronic illness is worst in the morning) for x amount of time, and then one morning i wake up knowing i should be hungry and my body needs food, but i feel totally not hungry and not interested in food.
then a voice in my head says, “how long have we been eating this same breakfast food?”
and i’m like, “you know how long! :(”
and the voice says, “could we just be tired of this particular food, and need to see how we’d feel about a different breakfast?”
*i try a different breakfast and i am SO into food and eating again! miraculously!*
and every time this happens i make another note to myself to keep adding to my breakfast rotation, and to always keep some different foods on hand. that’s it! that’s all i need. it’s an easy part of my permanent intuitive/structured eating hybrid strategy, what i also like to call “accommodating eating.”