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February 08 2018

prokopetz:

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virovac:

prokopetz:

I love animals that are, like, the opposite of cryptids: we know for a fact they exist and have a clear idea of what they look like because we have photographs and individual specimens, but we haven’t the faintest idea where they’re coming from - they just keep showing up out of nowhere, and the locations of their actual population centres are a complete mystery.

I so want examples. anyone who knows of any should post them in notes

You know, like giant squid and such. We know the bastards exist, we have credible first-hand accounts stretching back thousands of years and dead specimens washed up on shore and such, but in centuries of searching we’ve managed exactly one well-documented encounter with a giant squid in its natural habitat. We have no idea what their native range is or what their life-cycle looks like, let alone how many of them are out there.

Are there any reverse-cryptids that /aren’t/ at the bottom of the ocean?

The red-crested tree rat, for one. There have been only three well-documented encounters since 1898, and they just plain disappeared from the zoological record for over a century. The only reason we know they’re not extinct is that one walked right up to a couple of wildlife research interns at a Columbian nature reserve back in 2011, apparently out of pure curiosity, and allowed itself to be photographed and observed for several minutes before disappearing again.

That’s genuinely pretty cool and all, but I absolutely need to talk about how the picture in that Wikipedia article looks like a tiny eldritch horror disguising itself as a peach.


To be fair, based on the actual photos from the 2011 encounter, they really do look like that:

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certifiedhypocrite:

Forced Safe Mode just went live. Go into your account settings to check for the changes.

Yep, they got me this morning. Check your settings, everyone.

make-them-boyz-go-loco:

brickwallofsarcasm:

Fuck whoever fucked me up so bad that I convinced myself I’m not even worth anyone’s time

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Mom Got Sick Of Seeing Short-Shorts For Girls, So She Started Her Own Line

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rubyvroom:

lavender-faery:

“ Sharon Choksi, founder Girls Will Be, decided to do something about the lack of options for girls. She said the inspiration for her new line of clothing, came from her daughter and niece, Maya and Grace, who wanted to wear clothing that wasn’t frilly, “nothing with bows” and absolutely “NO sparkles.” They were interested in “climbing trees, building LEGO creations, and playing with cars and trucks,” Choksi said. “

from the above article:

She collected boys and girls clothes from 10 of the biggest retailers that were all meant for kids of around the same size and age and measured them. What she found was that the girls’ shirts were one to three inches thinner. The sleeves were shorter. And the girls’ shorts were barely a third of the length.

I know this was true when I was a kid, but it’s gotten a lot worse since then.

Looks like the girls shorts are completely sold out right now, but let’s hope this is a trend

HOLY SHIT YES. I’ve had SO many conversations about dress codes and stuff where people complain about how “skimpy” the clothes tween girls wear are, and I have to explain to them that those are their only options. There literally aren’t pants a tween/early teen girl can buy anywhere between capris and a 3-inch inseam. Shit, I’m 32 and wear a size 22/24 pants and I have trouble finding shorts that cover over half my thigh!

Oh man. When I was in jr high through high school, you literally could not BUY shorts that met the official dress code.

And that wasn’t even the issue for me (the dress code was enforced very, um. Quixotically. You, know. For “bad” kids.)

I just wanted some shorts that went more than an inch past my dang crotch! Still do, tbh.

Sometimes I shop in the boys department, but really I just… always wear pants. Everything regarding clothes is a pain.

And this doesn’t even mention the pockets she added! There are cargo shorts.

and this doesn’t even
mention the pockets she added
there are cargo shorts



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red-wasabi89:

sweetbabyraysgourmetsauces:

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sweetbabyraysgourmetsauces:

men have set the bar is so fucking low, where i think a lot of girls get distracted by the questions of “is my boyfriend a good person? does he respect me? will he hurt me? is he interested in anything other than my appearance?” rather than “are me and my boyfriend compatible? do we have fun together? do we have interests that align? am i enthusiastic about my love for him?” 

there was this guy who liked me on okcupid, and he would message me a LOT, and i never ever responded. his profile was basically, paragraphs of assurances that he’s a good person like and was all long versions of saying “i like consent, i dont like cops, i dont like racism, i don’t like toxic masculinity, i dont abuse people, i dont condone pedophilia” and i feel like all that stuff should be a given. all that stuff shouldn’t be what i’m thinking about when looking for a long term romantic partner. his profile didn’t have much about his interests, or much about anything at all. it was all about his politics and morals. all i knew about him from his profile is that he probably passes the very low bar of not being a horrible person.

“people are more than their politics” shouldn’t mean “people can be horrible racists and still be good people.” it should mean “you deserve to seek out more in friends and partners other than just the lowest bar of not being a horrible person”

And this isn’t about whether a man’s politics are genuine or not. Its about whether they have any other redeemable characteristics besides their politics. A man can have great politics that are completely genuine and still be just a boring dude whose future interests don’t align with yours.

My abuela used to say” dating/marrying a person because they’re good is like buying the car because it came with the steering wheel.

Holy shit this is the best comment on this

ratspotting:

ratspotting:

Bi girls have the same capacity to love girls as lesbians.

I gained a bunch of followers today but then I posted this and lost them. Don’t underestimate how much bi girls can love women. I have more crushes on girls than there are kernels on a corn.

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jennitheodd:

gh0stcity:

gh0stcity:

One thing I’ve learned in life, if you act really self-assured and confident you can pretty much get away with anything.

For example, I’ve watched someone walk on to a plane with no passport. Just walked right on.

Once walked out of a dude’s house with a pair of his pants slung over my shoulder. Did all the usual eye-contact, saying-goodbye movements and noises, just… while stealing his pants. He did not notice. 

I told my English teacher that she graded my final paper(I did not turn one in) and that she told me it was well written. She scrambled 3 days trying to find the nonexistent paper, then apologized to me for losing it and gave me a 96%. Confidence is key

my dad’s mate just walked out of a shop with a canoe and didn’t get questioned

Humans are like bees: if they sense you’re an intruder all hell will break loose, but if you get inside the hive they just assume you belong there. Be confident.

Bee confident

This post was going so well… Until puns

I think you mean improved

A Mom Got Sick Of Seeing Short-Shorts For Girls, So She Started Her Own Line

rubyvroom:

lavender-faery:

“ Sharon Choksi, founder Girls Will Be, decided to do something about the lack of options for girls. She said the inspiration for her new line of clothing, came from her daughter and niece, Maya and Grace, who wanted to wear clothing that wasn’t frilly, “nothing with bows” and absolutely “NO sparkles.” They were interested in “climbing trees, building LEGO creations, and playing with cars and trucks,” Choksi said. “

from the above article:

She collected boys and girls clothes from 10 of the biggest retailers that were all meant for kids of around the same size and age and measured them. What she found was that the girls’ shirts were one to three inches thinner. The sleeves were shorter. And the girls’ shorts were barely a third of the length.

I know this was true when I was a kid, but it’s gotten a lot worse since then.

Looks like the girls shorts are completely sold out right now, but let’s hope this is a trend

digivolvin:

exphautaz:

asgardian-viking:

digivolvin:

men in greek mythology? scoundrels. just terrible. woeful social skills. murderers. kidnappers. violent misogynists. most of them… never described as handsome so we have to assume they were ugly. 

narcissus? unproblematic. beacon of transformative self love. king of the swerve. gay icon. couldn’t recognize his reflection but neither can my dog, we aren’t holding that against him.

Narcissus wrote this

I refuse to believe Narcissus could read.

i’ve been thinking about this response for the better part of 2 hours and it hasn’t gotten less hysterically funny to me

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aphrodeiti:

Do you ever become desensitized to your own trauma?? Like you’ve been dealing with it for so long that when you accidentally let it slip out in conversation and the persons like “um oh my god?” You’re like wow I forgot my life has been one unspeakable horror after another #noted

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cannabiswitchcraft:

iammyfather:

thatpettyblackgirl:

yes and compensated for their loss.

Cleared and all civil rights reinstated.

ALL WEED CHARGES SHOULD BE CLEARED AND REMOVED FROM RECORDS! I for see the weed industry getting super gentrified and still POC will be thrown in jail… it’s terrifying and makes me so mad.

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whatsnew-lgbtq:

Asexual witch moodboard

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jeneelestrange:

incorrectdiscworldquotes:

tilthat:

TIL of the “Tiffany Problem”. Tiffany is a medieval name—short for Theophania—from the 12th century. Authors can’t use it in historical or fantasy fiction, however, because the name looks too modern. This is an example of how reality is sometimes too unrealistic.

via reddit.com

“Authors can’t use it in fantasy fiction, eh? We’ll see about that…”

–Terry Pratchett, probably

Try to implement anything but a conservative’s sixth grade education level of medieval or Victorian times and you will butt into this. all. the. time. 

There was a literaly fad in the 1890′s for nipple rings for all genders(and NO, it was NOT under the mistaken belief that it would help breastfeeding–there’s LOTS of doctors’ writing at the time telling people to STOP and that they thought it would ruin the breast’s ability to breastfeed well, etc). It was straight up because the Victorians were freaks, okay
Imagine trying to make a Victorian character with nipple rings. IMAGINE THE ACCUSATIONS OF GROSS HISTORICAL INACCURACY

people just really, REALLY have entrenched ideas of what people in the past were like

tell them the vikings were clean, had a complex democratic legal system, respected women, had freeform rap battles, and had child support payments? theyd call you a liar

tell them that chopsticks became popular in china during the bronze age because street food vendors were all the rage and they wanted to have disposable eating utensils? theyll say youre making that up

tell them native americans had a trade network stretching from canada to peru and built sacred mounds bigger then the pyramids of giza? you are some SJW twisting facts

ancient egypt had circular saws, debt cards, and eye surgery? are you high?

our misconception of medieval peasants being illiterate and living in poverty in one room mud huts being their own creation as part of a century long tax aversion scam? you stole that from the game of thrones reject bin

iron age india had stone telescopes, air conditioning, and the number 0 along with all ‘arabic’ numbers including algebra and calculus? i understand some of those words.

romans had accurate maps detailing vacation travel times along with a star rating for hotels along the way, fast food restaurants, swiss army knives, black soldiers in brittany, traded with china, and that soldiers wrote thank-you notes when their parents sent them underwear in the mail? but they thought the earth was flat!

ancient bronze age mesopotamia had pedantic complaints sent to merchants about crappy goods, comedic performances, and transgender/nobinary representation? what are you smoking?


Panicked GOP resorts to desperate measures to prevent blue wave in Texas

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One of the GOP’s worst nightmare scenarios is a day when Texas is no longer a reliably red state. And with polling consistently showing a massive blue wave in the 2018 midterms, that day may be fast approaching.

Texas is the only majority-minority state that does not already tilt blue, largely because of poor voter turnout. But the 2016 presidential election results in Texas were closer than Iowa, and Democrats have built an enormous bench of candidates going into 2018, aiming to contest the GOP in virtually every part of the state.

Moreover, it doesn’t help to have the very unpopular Sen. Ted Cruz on the ballot, facing a serious challenge from Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke. Cruz’s lockstep support for Donald Trump, who is unpopular among Texas Republicans, doesn’t help either and already has the state’s party worrying that Republican women in particular won’t bother to show up to help win this November.

“If Republican women don’t work, then 2018 Republican candidates will not win. And honestly I’m concerned about our state,” said the state’s senior Republican senator, John Cornyn.

This panic among Texas Republicans is why they are resorting to increasingly underhanded tactics to try to keep the Lone Star State in red hands.

https://shareblue.com/panicked-gop-resorts-to-desperate-measures-to-prevent-blue-wave-in-texas/#.WmdObPMZklI.twitter

Red Texas is not permanent, up until 80 Presidential was Dem and from 79 to 95, Governor swapped back and forth.

GET OUT AND VOTE

Do not take this news to mean that it’s a sure thing that we’re gonna turn Texas blue…only every single registered voter who is able and willing getting out there and voting democrat will make this hope a reality!

WE CAN DO THIS

But, just like in Alabama, voters need to be dedicated, they need to get out there and MAKE this happen…

<3 MAKE THIS DEMOCRAT VICTORY POSSIBLE <3

get out and vote Democrat in EVERY SINGLE ELECTION

I know I have quite a few fellow Texans following me.

Let’s turn this state Blue, y’all.

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theweirdwideweb:

Fuck stepping on a lego—you ever scrape your knuckles on one of these?

fuck stepping on a
lego—you ever scrape your
knuckles on one of these



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Maybe the baby boomers didn’t have the need to punch a wall all the time

As a house painter I utterly hate this stuff. It’s a cheap fast “fix” to hide imperfections in what’s usually a shoddy job. If you ever see this in a bathroom beware! It hides mold and water damage and dries out so replacement is a huge pain and ends up costing more then it did to install.

Hmm. The more you know.

I had a piece of this fall in my eye once and I had to wear an eye patch and get these drops that stung like a bitch three times a day.

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fattyatomicmutant:

mysharona1987:

The screenwriter even admitted this, by the way.

Oh my fucking god we’re trapped in the timeline Marty fucked up

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