I have the cutest bird ever.
Can you guys guess what her nickname is?
Managed to get Striga to eat half of an almond!
Normally when I try to give her something that isn’t papaya or an apple, she immediately chucks it, or runs away. This time she decided to try it, and she liked it! But then i tried again and she was like nah- obviously looking for fruit, so i caved and gave her some apples.
But it’s a huge accomplishment!
whats your type?
Fictional men written by women.
Striga was playing with her toy earlier and it was so cute I had to get a video. She actually picked it up off of the cage floor, carried it up to her perch, and stuck it in the food dish 😂
My company posted an opening for a cyber security position, and they said it could be somewhat remote after training.
So if I can move to that position without having to actually quit my company i work for, that would rock.
Yea I think I’m just going to have to quit my job. I’m going to beg to go back to my previous team and hope they can fit me into one of their teams, or I’m just going to quit.
I can find a job that pays the same, or better, where I can telework all day. I don’t need this shit.
My job gave me to another project. 3 weeks in to that project, and i can already tell I’m going to fucking hate it.
I’m a Linux sys admin, and they gave me to a project that has 0 Linux machines. They’re all windows, all have to be worked on in the lab at the asscrack of dawn, where i can’t wear open toed shoes, or telework, and they’re going to want me to script. Literally everything sucks ass.
theres some queerbaiting thats like cask of amantillado levels of deception where i almost pity the fool who has been caught but then theres queerbaiting thats like a block of cheese under a box propped up by a stick and i think if you fall for that kind you deserved it maybe
Yoyo literally cannot contain the happiness that she gets from eating apples
I love how they left out the part about them giving out the lesbian couple’s personal information to send them death threats, running them out of their home, and encouraging other fundies to petition to have their children taken away. **examines fingernails**
Also the fact that they raised half million dollars from other raging homophobes to fund this bigotry. I hope the dickholes lose the shirts off their backs and have to live out of a van. But that’s too much to hope for.
I just wanna add that the lesbian couple were getting married because their mutual friend had just died of cancer and they were adopting her two daughters… and that the death threats were so bad that they had to quit their jobs and move. it’s never just about a cake. it’s about the precedent you set when you allow ppl to discriminate. it’s about all the disgusting bigots that crawl out of the woodwork when they feel like they have the right to hate.
are you on email?
you simply have to be these days
couple important bullet points here:
- the people who infected everyone else had gotten negative covid tests before traveling to the wedding
- everyone was in a tent. it doesnt say how enclosed the tent was but it would definitely cut down on air flow
- doesnt say whether or not people were wearing masks but i suspect not
- if these people hadnt been vaccinated, it would have been a lot worse
the big delta wave will hit the US pretty soon, and is already starting in states with low vaccination rates. new mutations (delta plus, epsilon and lambda) are on the way; lambda is more infectious (symptoms and severity are unclear). the CDC is wrong, everyone should still be wearing masks indoors and in crowds (which is what the WHO says anyway). children still arent vaccinated.
you do not want to get covid at all, even mild covid. long covid even with mild symptoms is really fucking people up (talk to anyone with a chronic illness about what this is like and hopefully they can scare you straight). even mild symptoms like “brain fog” can effectively ruin your life. one guy got tinnitus from long covid that was so bad he committed suicide.
in ten years youre not going to regret being extra cautious right now, but you could very easily regret being careless.the CDC is wrong, everyone should still be wearing masks indoors and in crowds (which is what the WHO says anyway)
Change your last name u ain't even gay
I’ll get right on that.
HUGE training breakthrough with Striga, the blind macaw!
It’s been taking forever to teach her “beak” because when she encounters anything touching her beak, she freaks out and runs away from it. Because of that, her use of her beak is mostly dedicated to navigation, grooming and eating, or looking for food.
My guess is she hasn’t had many toys in the past, so her beak usage is 100% survival at all times, and 0% dedicated towards exploration due to boredom or curiosity. It’s actually pretty common with birds who have not had toys (or at least destructive/foraging toys), so they aren’t used to entertainment.
For her, it seems to be that and also anything that encountered her beak in the past, that she didn’t expect, has never been a positive thing.
Well after a week of getting frustrated by her just yeeting or fleeing from all treats i attempted to give her, i finally came up with a better plan yesterday. I decided to try and use papaya, pineapple, and mango, on a target stick, in order to really get across my point to her that beak = “yummy” because she can’t yeet the wet fruit without tasting it at least.
It took 2 days of chasing her around the cage, a few tastes of the stick, and then finally one actual taste before she actually decided the papaya was good and then ate some without running.
So now our training can finally start!
We should all go back on lockdown again, honestly, but people are so tired of it that they’re pretending COVID is no longer a thing
Sykkuno hanging out with me in the aviary :)
Cinema hanging out in the aviary
Westworld did this as well. Storytelling is dead!
IF FAN THEORIES ARE RIGHT IT IS A SIGN YOU HAVE TOLD A WELL-PUT TOGETHER AND FOLLOWABLE PLOT, NOT A SIGN YOU NEED TO MAKE UP SOME BULLSHIT FOR A TWIST ENDING.
FUCK OFF WITH THIS SHIT.
No wait, I’m not done here:
If the fans get where you are going and ARE STILL HAPPY, you KEEP GOING THERE. It shows they’re invested and your story craft is setting up and paying off properly.
It is not a sign you need to M Night Shamaylan things until narrative is fuckin dead and “surprise endings!” reign supreme. If no one can guess what will happen, you don’t have a plot, you have deus ex machinas strung together like a child’s macaroni necklace. It might be endearing and beloved but its hardly a fuckin masterpiece.
To be utterly frank, this is where “NO SPOILERS! NO SPOILERS EVER! NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO BREATHE ABOUT THE PLOT UNTIL IT’S BEEN OUT ON DVD FOR FIVE YEARS” attitude has left us – And the studios ACTIVELY encourage that shit because first week viewing numbers are their whole lifeblood.
Sure, an “oh shit” moment is great, but if you’re doing it well, I should have that moment watching the show the second, fifth, or hundredth time, knowing how it will go. If being surprised were truly so important to a narrative, why even make a Shakespeare play? Is anyone out there still hoping Romeo and Juliet still get together at the end? Why make mystery novels into movies? Spoiler warning: Hercules Poirot gets the bad guy. Movies that directly follow historical events? Clearly worthless.
Come on, now. Sure, try not to spoil shit for people intentionally, don’t be a dick, but can we calm the fuck down and can Hollywood stop pushing this shit both in social media and with business choices like this?
“i cant help but think that fans should be allowed to like, gather in groups online and theorize and have fun without networks watching in”
-Lindsay Ellis abt game of thrones doing the same thing
If no one can guess what will happen, you don’t have a plot, you have deus ex machinas strung together like a child’s macaroni necklace. It might be endearing and beloved but its hardly a fuckin masterpiece.
Because if you do the opposite, you end up becoming Jason Rothenburg, or the writers of game of thrones, and then ruining the entire 6 year arc of a tv show because you hate your fans
Mona Lisa and her possum.
This isn’t real. You can’t just put fake stuff on the internet. I am so upset, because I want this to be real so bad
It can be real if you believe and/or help me break into the louvre