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madarakigavrill said: Good sir what are your opinions on Bobbit worms?

bogleech:

Eunice aphroditos is a perfect animal.

They just sit there, faces flush with the ground, waiting for a fish to trigger their antennae so they can launch themselves like a giant spring and snap down with their huge bone-crushing scissor jaws. They can be longer than a person. They are straight out of a video game.

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sharanyakunnath:

Final result of my year-long Masters project: Mahishasura Mardini, the Hindu myth illustrated and retold. Here’s a summary of the story, if you’re interested:

The Goddess Durga is manifested out of the female aspect of the various gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon. She is created to vanquish a demon who has been granted his wish that he not be killed by a male of any species. In his own eyes, he is practically immortal. He does not think a woman capable of defeating him. But this underestimation of women turns out to be his downfall.


The feminism inherent in this story is quite astounding to me, as it originated roughly 1500 years ago. In addition to being a feminist story, it is also a metaphor for the battle between the mind and one’s supposed higher self: the concept of non-duality, or oneness.  Essential Hindu philosophy works on the process of negation, where the primary question is “Who am I?”, to which the mind provides different answers. The response to each answer is “Not this, not this”, until one reaches a state of nothingness. “I am not this or that, I simply am.”

The illustrative style that I used for the story evolved throughout the year. I worked through different sets of experiments until I settled on a single colour: blue, with accents of red. This was perhaps a subconscious choice, but blue in Hinduism symbolises one’s higher faculties and red the more primal faculties. It is also perhaps a visual representation of the concept of non-duality: the evenness of a single colour, with visual disruption brought about by the occurrence of a second colour.

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neurowonderful:

Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a pro-Neurodiversity, pro-Autism documentary starring actual autistic advocates?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if this educational film exposed the controversy of Autism Speaks, while at the same time covering topics like the Judge Rotenberg Center and the horrifying society-sanctioned pattern of disabled people being murdered by their caregivers?

Wouldn’t the icing on the cake be an exploration of the Autism Acceptance/Neurodiversity movement through the eyes of autistic people, featuring interviews with Ari Ne’eman of The Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Landon Bryce of thAutcast, artist/author Robyn Steward and autism activist Zoe Gross?

This film exists! The documentary is Citizen Autistic, Produced by William Davenport, and it needs help. William Davenport is currently trying to raise enough money to be able to do a screening tour and bring this incredibly important film. They have an indiegogo campaign here, and their goal is to raise $5000.

This is a big opportunity for the a/Autistic community to spread a message of truth. As William Davenport said, “After screening the film, people have remarked to me, ‘I didn’t even know that adults have autism’.” Right now the loudest voices are the voices coming from Autism Speaks and other pro-cure and anti-acceptance organizations led and directed by non-autistics. But films like Citizen Autistic can be a part of changing that!

Please check out their indiegogo campaign here and consider donating, and please help spread the word! Citizen Autistic also has a facebook page here. To see more excerpts from the film you can see William Davenport’s vimeo page here.

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"In fact, since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished, somehow, all the same."

— Cordelia Naismith, Mirror Dance, chapter 16, Lois McMaster Bujold (via mzminola)

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extended-metaphor:

I’LL ESCAPE NOW FROM THAT WORLD
FROM THE WORLD OF JEAN VALJEAN
THERE IS NO WHERE I CAN TURN
THERE IS NO WAY TO GO OOOOOONNN

extended-metaphor:

I’LL ESCAPE NOW FROM THAT WORLD

FROM THE WORLD OF JEAN VALJEAN

THERE IS NO WHERE I CAN TURN

THERE IS NO WAY TO GO OOOOOONNN

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Joke of the day.

copperbadge:

amemait:

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wanderoar:

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frostedsammy:

An Englishman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard and a German are all standing watching a street performer do some excellent juggling. The juggler notices that the four gentlemen have a very poor view, so he stands up on a large wooden box and calls out, “Can you all see me now?”

“Yes.”
“Oui.”
“Sí.”
“Ja.”

what

Took me about ten minutes to finally understand this

stupidest/most awesome joke ever

*groans*

I reblog this for copperbadge who does appreciate poor puns.

I ADMIT I LOLED. 

(Source: flyingscotsman, via garzabird)

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thuggamane:

Ok so i’ve just seen this on my timeline on twitter and quite frankly I’m angry. This is in london and the metropolitan police here are known to be racist. With all that’s going on in America right now i thought I’d shed some light on what’s happening here in the UK. While its illegal to bear arms in this country, the systematic racism and discrimination still remains against black people, men in particular. Racial profiling is an epidemic and with social media at the forefront it’s been easier to really see how often this occurs, Please re blog this and spread this on your dashboard! These racist authorities need to be exposed!

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Time was of the essence.

outofcontextdnd:

DM: The bookcase swings open to reveal a dark stairway.

Human Artificer: Guys, we should go slowly. There might be traps.

Warforged Knight: I shove the sac of organs aside and throw myself down the stairs in an attempt to set off any traps.

DM: You arrive at the bottom of the stairs only a little worse for wear. No traps have been set off.

Warforged Knight: IT IS SAFE TO PROCEED MY FLESHY MEATSACK COMPANIONS!

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If celery is 90% water, is the ocean 10% celery?

necrosummer:

as a scientist I can confirm that this is definitely how percentages and fractions work, and yes, the ocean is 10% celery, which is why we cannot drink ocean water, for we would choke on the celery

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thingsfortwwings:

[Image: A felt Sam Wilson doll wearing a grey and white version of his MCU uniform.]

capfalc:

Behold the new cuteness! Baby Falcon, with removable wings and wing pack. This little bae is the most intricate dollie I’ve attempted thus far, and I’m pleased as punch with the result! I must’ve spent an hour making him fly around my bedroom!

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