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nuderefsarebest:

starborn-vagaboo:

grackles, man

I have seen them do this, it’s fucking hilarious.

I expected them to explode every time they puffed up.

prehistoric-birds:

I want a talking-but-otherwise-reasonably-realistic animal story about the ancestors of today’s birds struggling to survive the nuclear winter brought on by the K-Pg impact. There’s plenty of potential for drama considering the inevitable competition for warm places to sleep and the right to eat what few photosynthetic organisms have managed to survive the lack of sunlight.

prehistoric-birds:

Deinonychosaur heads by Iguana-Teteia | Tumblr (uploaded with artist’s permission)

prehistoric-birds:

Deinonychosaur heads by Iguana-Teteia | Tumblr (uploaded with artist’s permission)

Playing with privilege: the invisible benefits of gaming while male

radicalbytes:

I wrote an article attempting to identify some of the unearned benefits and privileges my fellow male gamers and I are afforded simply by virtue of being male. Please check out the full article in context over on Polygon.

  1. I can choose to remain completely oblivious, or indifferent to the harassment that many women face in gaming spaces.
  2. I am never told that video games or the surrounding culture is not intended for me because I am male.
  3. I can publicly post my username, gamertag or contact information online without having to fear being stalked or sexually harassed because of my gender.
  4. I will never be asked to “prove my gaming cred” simply because of my gender.
  5. If I enthusiastically express my fondness for video games no one will automatically assume I’m faking my interest just to “get attention” from other gamers.
  6. I can look at practically any gaming review site, show, blog or magazine and see the voices of people of my own gender widely represented.
  7. When I go to a gaming event or convention, I can be relatively certain that I won’t be harassed, groped, propositioned or catcalled by total strangers.
  8. I will never be asked or expected to speak for all other gamers who share my gender.
  9. I can be sure that my gaming performance (good or bad) won’t be attributed to or reflect on my gender as a whole.
  10. My gaming ability, attitude, feelings or capability will never be called into question based on unrelated natural biological functions.
  11. I can be relatively sure my thoughts about video games won’t be dismissed or attacked based solely on my tone of voice, even if I speak in an aggressive, obnoxious, crude or flippant manner.
  12. I can openly say that my favorite games are casual, odd, non-violent, artistic, or cute without fear that my opinions will reinforce a stereotype that “men are not real gamers.”
  13. When purchasing most major video games in a store, chances are I will not be asked if (or assumed to be) buying it for a wife, daughter or girlfriend.
  14. The vast majority of game studios, past and present, have been led and populated primarily by people of my own gender and as such most of their products have been specifically designed to cater to my demographic.
  15. I can walk into any gaming store and see images of my gender widely represented as powerful heroes, villains and non-playable characters alike.
  16. I will almost always have the option to play a character of my gender, as most protagonists or heroes will be male by default.
  17. I do not have to carefully navigate my engagement with online communities or gaming spaces in order to avoid or mitigate the possibility of being harassed because of my gender.
  18. I probably never think about hiding my real-life gender online through my gamer-name, my avatar choice, or by muting voice-chat, out of fear of harassment resulting from my being male.
  19. When I enter an online game, I can be relatively sure I won’t be attacked or harassed when and if my real-life gender is made public
  20. If I am trash-talked or verbally berated while playing online, it will not be because I am male nor will my gender be invoked as an insult.
  21. While playing online with people I don’t know I won’t be interrogated about the size and shape of my real-life body parts, nor will I be pressured to share intimate details about my sex life for the pleasure of other players.
  22. Complete strangers generally do not send me unsolicited images of their genitalia or demand to see me naked on the basis of being a male gamer.
  23. In multiplayer games I can be pretty sure that conversations between other players will not focus on speculation about my “attractiveness” or “sexual availability” in real-life.
  24. If I choose to point out sexism in gaming, my observations will not be seen as self-serving, and will therefore be perceived as more credible and worthy of respect than those of my female counterparts, even if they are saying the exact same thing.
  25. Because it was created by a straight white male, this checklist will likely be taken more seriously than if it had been written by virtually any female gamer.

alyssaclarisse:

I love this

(Source: lolgifs.net)

trendingly:

21 Amazing Facts About Tigers

Click Here To See Them All!

So, today my friend was looking for advice/help with his teeth, like, what he can do without insurance. And somehow, not only did I point him to a dental school that does stuff cheap, but I also taught him about narwhals. 

Because I can’t say anything unless marine science is in there somewhere. 

chronic-genderbender:

jaredsadalecki:

breaking news: obama is not real. obama is a fiction of our imaginations. this country is being run by our imaginary friend, barack obama

Breaking News: Mitt Romney campaigned against an imaginary man and still lost the presidency.

chronic-genderbender:

jaredsadalecki:

breaking news: obama is not real. obama is a fiction of our imaginations. this country is being run by our imaginary friend, barack obama

Breaking News: Mitt Romney campaigned against an imaginary man and still lost the presidency.

(Source: jaredsadalecki)

dr-watsons-lover:

iampox:

Ten pictures that will make you love advertising

This right here is what advertising should be. Not sexualizing men and women. Just clever little things like this.

2 :o!

Yay! Something in my ask! :3

#2 was: Has an anime ever made you cry?
Answer: YES. I’m kind of a crybaby and I’m pretty sensitive, so I can tell you that many shows have made me cry or at least choke up, but I can’t always remember why. The one I do remember is an episode of InuYasha, actually. One of the first episodes, it was about a little girl ghost, and when it started going back into how she died and all the stuff with her mom beforehand, I just cried for real. Like I cried to the point where I had to find my own mom and tell her about it…

…and now I’m crying. Dammit. 

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Bat Wisdom

Damn right, Bats.

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Bat Wisdom

Damn right, Bats.

sharpnote:

godotal:

omgbuglen:

Quadruple Rainbow

What does this meaaaaan?

Something super gay is going on 

sharpnote:

godotal:

omgbuglen:

Quadruple Rainbow

What does this meaaaaan?

Something super gay is going on