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whitebeltwriter: weresehlat: grouch314: hot4triangle: sssn-neptune-vasilias: points-at-my-hand: Ever wonder how big wolves are and why running from them is a really bad idea? This had me so fucked up the first time I worked at the zoo. Because honestly they just look like big German-Huskies when they’re not wild. They look like big puppies. And then… they get close to you… And it’s suddenly kinda fucking terrifying. Like “oh this is the animal that used to scare people shitless.” “This is the animal that used to run through nightmares and poems so much.” And you suddenly fucking get it. As cool as these animals are far away, as important as the animals are in their natural environment, as much as we need them to survive… they’re still pretty fucking terrifying  can you believe these things became our friends And then people domesticated them and now sleep with them in their beds. We’re not a species meant to last I’d actually argue the opposite! We took these super efficient killing machines and befriended them and now they love and protect us as much as we (ideally) love and protect them Cats basically domesticated themselves so that they could share in our food, medical care, and affection In urban spaces, prey species know that there’s a higher likelihood that humans will help you if you’re stuck or injured than them killing or maiming you It’s just, over time we see trends of our species overcoming environmental pressures that would and do lead to extinction in other species by sharing and forming close bonds with other sentient organisms and just kinda… aggressively community-bonding our way out of it? For a long time there’s been this pervading idea that we, as a species, are just innately violent and terrible and “sinful” and it’s been that violence that let us survive (see the hunting hypothesis of human evolution). But that’s not what we see We are, at our core, a species that looks into the face of something other, and thinks “I wonder if they want to be friends?” so long as the individual isn’t actively trying to kill us. Sure, tons of people do awful things every day, but for every terrible act or thought on this Earth, there are a dozen acts of kindness that people do casually for complete strangers So yeah. We looked at these massive fluffy monsters with the sharp claws and crushing jaws rooting in our garbage just beyond the campfire and thought, the way no other species before or after us has done to the same extent; “They look friend-shaped!” And they were. And that is how we got to be the dominant species on this planet “They look friend-shaped!” : 4GIFS .com whitebeltwriter: weresehlat: grouch314: hot4triangle: sssn-neptune-vasilias: points-at-my-hand: Ever wonder how big wolves are and why running from them is a really bad idea? This had me so fucked up the first time I worked at the zoo. Because honestly they just look like big German-Huskies when they’re not wild. They look like big puppies. And then… they get close to you… And it’s suddenly kinda fucking terrifying. Like “oh this is the animal that used to scare people shitless.” “This is the animal that used to run through nightmares and poems so much.” And you suddenly fucking get it. As cool as these animals are far away, as important as the animals are in their natural environment, as much as we need them to survive… they’re still pretty fucking terrifying  can you believe these things became our friends And then people domesticated them and now sleep with them in their beds. We’re not a species meant to last I’d actually argue the opposite! We took these super efficient killing machines and befriended them and now they love and protect us as much as we (ideally) love and protect them Cats basically domesticated themselves so that they could share in our food, medical care, and affection In urban spaces, prey species know that there’s a higher likelihood that humans will help you if you’re stuck or injured than them killing or maiming you It’s just, over time we see trends of our species overcoming environmental pressures that would and do lead to extinction in other species by sharing and forming close bonds with other sentient organisms and just kinda… aggressively community-bonding our way out of it? For a long time there’s been this pervading idea that we, as a species, are just innately violent and terrible and “sinful” and it’s been that violence that let us survive (see the hunting hypothesis of human evolution). But that’s not what we see We are, at our core, a species that looks into the face of something other, and thinks “I wonder if they want to be friends?” so long as the individual isn’t actively trying to kill us. Sure, tons of people do awful things every day, but for every terrible act or thought on this Earth, there are a dozen acts of kindness that people do casually for complete strangers So yeah. We looked at these massive fluffy monsters with the sharp claws and crushing jaws rooting in our garbage just beyond the campfire and thought, the way no other species before or after us has done to the same extent; “They look friend-shaped!” And they were. And that is how we got to be the dominant species on this planet “They look friend-shaped!”
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darkflamesash: b-random: And the award for douchebag parent of the day goes to… But the response tho: Parent pressures gay son to change birt incr deve the 1 ness Re vers Univ chai data and DEAR AMY: I recently discov- ered that my son, who is 17, is ahomosexual. We are part of a church group and I fear that if people in that group find out they will make fun of me for having a gay child. He won't listen to reason, and he will not stop being gay. I feel as if he is doing this just to get back at me for forgetting his birthday for the past three years - I have a busy work schedule. Please help him make the right choice in life by not being gay. He won't listen to me, so gaybe he will listen to you. -FEELING BETRAYED be accepted by his parents for being exactly who he is. When you "forget" a child's ing birthday, you are basically negating him as a person. It is as if you are saying that you have forgotten his presence in the world. How very sad for AMY P Advice him. Pressuring your son to change his sexuality is wrong. If you cannot learn to accept easy it is. Try it for the next him as he is, it might be safest year or so: Stop being a het- for him to live elsewhere. askamy@tribune.com fi erosexual to demonstrate to your son that a person's sexu- ality is a matter of choice -to be dictated by one's parents, the parents' church and social A group that could help you and your family figure out how to navigate this is Pflag. org. (In Canada, see pflagcan- ada.ca.) This organization is pressure. I assume that my sugges- tion will evoke a reaction that your sexuality is at the core of who you are. The same is true for your son. He has a right to founded for parents, families, friends and allies of LGBT peo- ple, and has helped countless families through this chal- lenge. Please research and DEAR BETRAYED:You could teach your son an important lesson by changing your own sexuality to show him how connect with a local chapter. darkflamesash: b-random: And the award for douchebag parent of the day goes to… But the response tho
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karcrazy: emikafett: In health class today, we got a “what should you say back to somebody who tries pressures you into sex” worksheet. This is what I wrote. And below, what it says, in case you’re having trouble with the picture or reading my handwriting.“Come on, just this once.” - I’d rather have pizza and watch a movie. “What could it hurt?” - You, if you keep pestering me. “Everybody’s doing it.” - Too bad I’m not everybody.“If you loved me, you’d let me.” - If you loved me, you’d buy me Supernatural on Blu-Ray. Hand ‘em over. “I promise we’ll use a condom every time.” - *stares blankly until partner gets uncomfortable and leaves*“No one has to know.” - No one has to know if I murder you.“What are you afraid of?” - Spiders, needles, wasps, clowns, heights, murderers…“Don’t you love me enough to have sex with me?” - No.“You’re just chicken.” - *starts twitching wildly, making chicken noises, and flaps arms like wings*“Don’t you want to know what it’s like?” - Not with you.“Everyone knows you’ve done it before.” - I’d think I’d remember something like that.“Maybe you just don’t like boys.” - Yes, I’m a lesbian.“Put out or get out.” - Okay, bye. “I’m clean, I promise.” - Maybe you should take a bath, then, just to be sure. DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW FUCKING BRILLIANT THIS IS OH MY GOD : I'd sather hauepizzo and watch amovie Come on, just this once. You if you Ikeco pestering Mee Too bad 'm not euerybadie. What could it hurt? Everybody's doing it. loved you on Blo-Ray- tönd em arre Istaros olankly unti Ipartner me, you'd buy me"Supernetural If you loved me, you'd let me I promise we'll use a condom every time act urconmfortdoc and leauest No one ha toknow if Imurder yoU. No one has to know. 3piders, needleslwasps, clouns, healts, murdeters... What are you afraid of? Don't you love me enough to have sex with me. tarts twitchng wildly moking Cnckonnases.and flaps arm3 Newingsk Not with you. You're just chicken. Don't you want to know what it's like? Id thinkk iid remember 3omethi na l ke that. Tes, I'm y tesbiano Everyone knows you've done it before. boys. Maybe you just don't like girls. Olay bye. You shauld take a bath thm. just to pesure. Put out or get out. I'm clean, I promise. karcrazy: emikafett: In health class today, we got a “what should you say back to somebody who tries pressures you into sex” worksheet. This is what I wrote. And below, what it says, in case you’re having trouble with the picture or reading my handwriting.“Come on, just this once.” - I’d rather have pizza and watch a movie. “What could it hurt?” - You, if you keep pestering me. “Everybody’s doing it.” - Too bad I’m not everybody.“If you loved me, you’d let me.” - If you loved me, you’d buy me Supernatural on Blu-Ray. Hand ‘em over. “I promise we’ll use a condom every time.” - *stares blankly until partner gets uncomfortable and leaves*“No one has to know.” - No one has to know if I murder you.“What are you afraid of?” - Spiders, needles, wasps, clowns, heights, murderers…“Don’t you love me enough to have sex with me?” - No.“You’re just chicken.” - *starts twitching wildly, making chicken noises, and flaps arms like wings*“Don’t you want to know what it’s like?” - Not with you.“Everyone knows you’ve done it before.” - I’d think I’d remember something like that.“Maybe you just don’t like boys.” - Yes, I’m a lesbian.“Put out or get out.” - Okay, bye. “I’m clean, I promise.” - Maybe you should take a bath, then, just to be sure. DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW FUCKING BRILLIANT THIS IS OH MY GOD
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