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November 18 2017


buzzfeed: so cute! meet Bubbles and Squeaky, the adorable dolphins being trained by the US military to launch torpedoes at impoverished countries

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—as if “fight like a girl” was an insult (f.v)

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Researchers have used Easter Island Moai replicas to show how they might have been “walked” to where they are displayed.


Finally. People need to realize aliens aren’t the answer for everything (when they use it to erase poc civilizations and how smart they were)

(via TumbleOn)

What’s really wild is that the native people literally told the Europeans “they walked” when asked how the statues were moved. The Europeans were like “lol these backwards heathens and their fairy tales guess it’s gonna always be a mystery!”

Maori told Europeans that kiore were native rats and no one believed them until DNA tests proved it

And the Iroquois told Europeans that squirels showed them how to tap maple syrup and no one believed them until they caught it on video

Oral history from various First Nations tribes in the Pacific Northwest contained stories about a massive earthquake/tsunami hitting the coast, but no one listened to them until scientists discovered physical evidence of quakes from the Cascadia fault line.

Roopkund Lake AKA “Skeleton Lake” in the Himalayas in India is eerie because it was discovered with hundreds of skeletal remains and for the life of them researchers couldn’t figure out what it was that killed them. For decades the “mystery” went unsolved.

Until they finally payed closer attention to local songs and legend that all essentially said “Yah the Goddess Nanda Devi got mad and sent huge heave stones down to kill them”. That was consistent with huge contusions found all on their neck and shoulders and the weather patterns of the area, which are prone to huge & inevitably deadly goddamn hailstones. https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura/videos/10154065247212728/

Literally these legends were past down for over a thousand years and it still took researched 50 to “figure out” the “mystery”. 🙄

Adding to this, the Inuit communities in Nunavut KNEW where both the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were literally the entire time but Europeans/white people didn’t even bother consulting them about either ship until like…last year. 

“Inuit traditional knowledge was critical to the discovery of both ships, she pointed out, offering the Canadian government a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved when Inuit voices are included in the process.

In contrast, the tragic fate of the 129 men on the Franklin expedition hints at the high cost of marginalising those who best know the area and its history.

“If Inuit had been consulted 200 years ago and asked for their traditional knowledge – this is our backyard – those two wrecks would have been found, lives would have been saved. I’m confident of that,” she said. “But they believed their civilization was superior and that was their undoing.”


“Oh yeah, I heard a lot of stories about Terror, the ships, but I guess Parks Canada don’t listen to people,” Kogvik said. “They just ignore Inuit stories about the Terror ship.”

Schimnowski said the crew had also heard stories about people on the land seeing the silhouette of a masted ship at sunset.

“The community knew about this for many, many years. It’s hard for people to stop and actually listen … especially people from the South.”


Indigenous Australians have had stories about giant kangaroos and wombats for thousands of years, and European settlers just kinda assumed they were myths. Cut to more recently when evidence of megafauna was discovered, giant versions of Australian animals that died out 41 000 years ago.

Similarly, scientists have been stumped about how native Palm trees got to a valley in the middle of Australia, and it wasn’t until a few years ago that someone did DNA testing and concluded that seeds had been carried there from the north around 30 000 years ago… aaand someone pointed out that Indigenous people have had stories about gods from the north carrying the seeds to a valley in the central desert.

oh man let me tell you about Indigenous Australian myths - the framework they use (with multi-generational checking that’s unique on the planet, meaning there’s no drifting or mutation of the story, seriously they are hardcore about maintaining integrity) means that we literally have multiple first-hand accounts of life and the ecosystem before the end of the last ice age

it’s literally the oldest accurate oral history of the world.  

Now consider this: most people consider the start of recorded history to be with  the Sumerians and the Early Dynastic period of the Egyptians.  So around 3500 BCE, or five and a half thousand years ago

These highly accurate Aboriginal oral histories originate from twenty thousand years ago at least

Ain’t it amazing what white people consider history and what they don’t?

I always said disservice is done to oral traditions and myth when you take them literally. Ancient people were not stupid.

Normal Horoscope:


Aries: The path to salvation is paved with teeth and discount spackle

Taurus: Spend today pretending to be a large rock, you will find it meditative

Gemini: Be forgiving, we all make mistakes, it will grow back, but perhaps not as fast as you would like

Cancer: Maize Maize Maize Maize Maize Maize

Leo: You are a puppet, you know exactly who is pulling the strings

Virgo: The stars gave me your horoscope for today but one of them found an airhorn and I couldnt hear. She has been placed in the time out corner.

Libra: Proceed to the edge of town, your future self will join you on foot

Scorpio: Apologies come in pairs

Saggatarius: Something arcane sits between your skin and your mind, it will poision your bones if not dealt with

Capricorn: Turns out bad 3d animation is mechanically similar to black magic, stay off netflix untill your soul gets a good grip on you again

Aquarius: You are doing a great job, especially given the lack of resources for proper ritual magic

Pisces: All things seek balance

The Plan.


step 1: we buy a water bed

step 2: buy some tadpoles

step 3: we put th

step 4: frog bed.

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well that neighbor feud took an amusing turn.

I was not expecting this

they have really good art too

…and that’s how I met your mother.

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Minute Rice right after I woke him up to eat… Incase you were wondering what an axolotl yawning looks like!

November 17 2017

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Angry edgelords think “SJW’s” (anyone they disagree with) are enforcing some sort of groupthink conformist echo chamber where discourse is silenced and yet what those same edgelords are so mad about is that the insensitive shit they say, which once went over fine on their 2004 forum communities, is suddenly subject to backlash and criticism when viewed by 500-10,000 people.

They are literally angry because they want their echo chambers back.

Wow looks like I made some people SUPER mad with this one.

It’s as if they’ve all got amnesia about the internet from 10+ years ago…or  maybe they’re too young to even remember it correctly.

Before the widespread use of twitter, tumblr and facebook, all people really had were webforums, Deviantart and livejournal, none of which were set up for posts to go viral and spread that far outside a small social circle with any ease.

It took something more extreme and special to be shared by thousands or erupt into a cross-website backlash.

On a forum in particular, even today, what you say isn’t often unlikely to be seen by more than that forum’s little clique, and every forum establishes its own totally unique status quo and social environment with its own approach to acceptability.

On social media as wide open as today’s big names, however, the things you say can be quickly exposed to basically the full spectrum of modern attitudes.

People upset that they now have to “watch what they say” like to think it’s because the culture is growing “hyper sensitive” and “coddled,” but sensitivity has not increased at all. If anything, it’s gone far down, since celebrities and politicians are getting more attention and more open support than ever for even their most despicable statements.

If you can’t get away with a “joke” on the internet today that you could a few years ago it is only because it’s being seen easily enough by a large enough number of people that it is subject to inevitable, natural and expected criticisms.

Yeah it’s like, weird, going back to forums now, they all have these cultural status quos that act more like a family than a system of friends.  Like there’s always this one asshole but everyone’s accepted them and treat them congenially, like oh there’s the guy, he’s the neighborhood neonazi, what a weirdo.

In these very small organizations holding people accountable for their horrid actions was actually the biggest faux pas you could commit, bigger than like, being a white supremacist or a violent homophobe or a misogynyst.  

I don’t have much more to add but I do think that the shift from the forum method of organization to the social network method massively changed the way that thought on the internet was organized.

I think about this a lot

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The Omega Garden rotary hydroponics system can grow up to 80 plants to maturity and needs only 0.6 m² of space. A great way to grow a constant supply of fresh vegetables in a limited amount of space.

I am here for black natives


I am here for black natives who “don’t feel they count” as native because they’re black 

I am here for black natives who constantly deal with antiblackness from nonblack natives 

I am here for black natives who feel they gotta jump through hoops just to “prove” their authenticity to nonblack natives 

I am here for black natives who grew up on reservations or in urban settings, or both 

I am here for black natives who feel disconnected but wanna rediscover their heritage 

I am here for black natives who descend from black slaves owned by nonblack natives who feel conflicted about that part of their heritage 

I am here for dark skinned black natives who face even more opposition for not fitting the “traditional ~native~ look” and endure colorism in yet another community

I am here for black natives who still get denied their heritage no matter how much proof they bring forth 

I am here for black natives ✊✊✊





like, i don’t have any opinions on blake shelton

and i’m a lesbian so i’ll admit maybe i’m not the person to ask

but i feel like, in a world where ezra miller and oscar isaac and john boyega and jason momoa and michael freaking hudson exist

how did he get voted sexiest man alive

like, my condolences to the families of Rick Mora and Luke Evans and Zack McGowan

i didn’t even know they died

people magazine: blake shelton

me, an intellectual: martin sensmeier

As a non lesbian, I concur.

New Multicultural Hanukkah Holiday Book: Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas






From now on I will only accept love triangles if they end in:

  1. Polyamory
  2. The main character rejecting both love interests and staying single
  3. The two love interests giving up on the main character because how hard is it to make a damn choice?

4. The two love interests realizing they love each other more than the main character and the main character getting together with someone that wasn’t even part of the triangle proper.

5. All three characters realizing they’re better as friends and going go kart racing

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Just flip ‘em!

Please do this for them if you find one… They are so completely harmless and just want to get back to cleaning the sea floor. 
I love them so much :)

they’re literally just ocean roombas please be nice to them

Help the crabs people

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Too soon

It’s been 1,937 years



Report: White Man in Local College Class Will Not Shut the Fuck Up

i really enjoy looking at the tags on this post




Modernity has shown us how women act when they get a license to behave any way they want. They cover their bodies in tattoos, they sleep with a 1000 chads, they date criminals and give birth to their children, they abort their babies, they drink alcohol like they are men, they wear skimpy clothing and they smoke like chimneys. Absolutely vile.

hi idiot

Sounds like women I want to be best friends with











Tumblr: *rolls out “best stuff first”*

My blog:

on the one hand this is a joke post because lol i have never made a good post in my life, but also, if i hadn’t made the connection between this update and my sudden nosedive in activity, i would have been really fucking discouraged about all the shit i’ve been working on lately. i guarantee there are people on tumblr right now who haven’t made that connection, and who are trying to figure out why suddenly no one likes anything they’ve made. and that fucking sucks.

Reminder to go into your settings and turn off ‘Best Stuff First’ because my activity’s tanked a couple days ago for no reason so this stuff IS happening.

You WILL miss content with that setting on.

i ain’t joking when i say that my activity looks JUST like this too and i wasn’t sure why

I can only find the option on the app under Settings > Dashboard Preferences.

To support content creators do us a favour and turn off “Best stuff first”. Open the tumblr app (Android or iOs) and go to “Settings > Dashboard Preferences. And please reblog this post, so that everybody will see this. Thank you very much!

I assumed I just wasn’t writing very well, but maybe it’s not just me.

Am I supposed to pay to get my writing in front of followers now?

We interrupt your regularly-scheduled sci-fi content because this is important for app users, and it sucks. We all follow blogs because we want to see their content, not to have a crappy algorithm decide what’s best.

This blog is down approximately 80%, which doesn’t affect me other than as an annoyance (as this is a hobby and @okayto is small-ish) but the issue undoubtedly hurts others.


Below are instructions for turning it off. You have to do it individually–it doesn’t matter if a blog you follow turns it off, you’ll still be affected unless you do the same.


We don’t normally reblog PSAs, but this is very clearly affecting us, too! If you haven’t been getting your daily dose of RPG humor, this setting is probably why. Turn it off so you can see all the silly shit players say!

Trying to reblog the versions of these instructions with the most notes, so they’ll actually show up for the people afflicted by this update.

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