• dad: do you have a sliced lemon?
  • me: no
  • dad: i need a bit
  • me: no, i don't have any
  • dad: ...to put in [mother's] tea...
  • me: no, we haven't got any
  • dad: *opens fridge*
  • dad: ...where'd you say was the lemon???
"Written documentation of our past is often based on European colonists’ reactions to Cherokee gender, who thought that *all* of our genders were “variant.” Colonists likely saw female warriors or women in positions of leadership as living as men, even though these were acceptable—and important—roles for women in Cherokee gender systems. Trying to glean from colonial accounts which of these female-embodied people might now be called “Two-Spirit” and which were simply acting in accordance with Cherokee traditions for women is very difficult. We must remember these kinds of complexities as we continue to uncover our past and re-weave our present."

zandapheri:

scientists have isolated the gene that makes you become a eugenicist and are somewhat torn as to what to do with this

adventuresofcesium:

Heterosexuality is an overdone plot device

who wants to laugh at me being the most stupid gay

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沈铨 - 孔雀朝凤

by Shen Quan (Qing Dynasty) 

charlottelabouff:

wonderfulhighschoollife:

Whenever someone refers to the gay community as “queer folk” I imagine us all like woodland sprites, we are the queer folk community, we are born of flowers and fairy dust, we are destroying the sanctity of marriages and corrupting children

davekat:

zagreus-taking-time-apart:

"bisexual? you mean you’re experimenting?"

*kicks test tubes and alien hybrid under a desk* “um no what do you mean”

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Let’s play a game!

moniquill:

fullelven-winchester:

goldenheartedrose:

billiethepoet:

esterbrook:

moonblossom:

ladymac111:

onethousandhurrahs:

redscudery:

foxberryblue:

Stand where you are, look around, and list whatever liquidy thing is closest to you. This is now your fanfic lube.

Canteloupe.

Nature’s Miracle “Just for Cats” stain and odor remover.

Celibacy is looking like a good option here.

Gin and tonic.  SEXY

100% pure acetone. I think I lose this game forever.

Cold tea. Um.

nijimei
and I are in a pie shop and ours is fancy hot sauce. Um….

Lime juice.

Oh god.

Arnold Palmer tea or a tiny bit of baby formula. So um…let’s go with Arnold Palmer being my lube? Ew.

….do I win or lose this game for having a number of ‘not ideal, but completely workable’ things within arm’s reach of my desk, like olive oil infused with comfrey root and herbal salve that has a beeswax and olive oil base?

I mean I’ve also got things like cough medicine and orange flower water within eyesight so…

I don’t know if you win or lose, but the filling of these pirozhki is going up someone’s ass.

wetheurban:

PHOTOGRAPHY: Color Studies - Pink by Carissa Gallo

Color Studies: Pink is a stunning photography series by Portland-based photographer Carissa Gallo, aiming to document her recent obsession with a multitude of muted colors.

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cretaceous2014:

SCIENCE DAILY ARTICLES ON COELACANTHS
Old fish makes new splash: Coelacanth find rewrites history of the ancient fish
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120502133110.htm
The coelacanth leads a monogamous life
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130919085430.htm
100-million-year-old coelacanth fish discovered in Texas is new species from Cretaceous
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121024130929.htm
Coelacanth genome surfaces: Unexpected insights from a fish with a 300-million-year-old fossil record
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130417131809.htm

cretaceous2014:

SCIENCE DAILY ARTICLES ON COELACANTHS
Old fish makes new splash: Coelacanth find rewrites history of the ancient fish
The coelacanth leads a monogamous life
100-million-year-old coelacanth fish discovered in Texas is new species from Cretaceous
Coelacanth genome surfaces: Unexpected insights from a fish with a 300-million-year-old fossil record

pardonmewhileipanic:

red3blog:

pardonmewhileipanic:

notcuddles:

nesft:

Crow: CROW YES!

It’s actually impossible to measure how many fucks a corvid give because there is no device sensitive enough to register such a tiny amount.

science/animal side of tumblr… explain to me the birb thing

Tail Pulling is a behavior noted in many corvids. The practical application is to create a distraction that will allow the birb to make off with the target’s food. Imagine being in the lunch room and a large fellow has a Twinkie you covet. You can’t just take it from him because he’ll defend his Twinkie. But if you thwap him on the back of his neck and then dash around to snag the Twinkie while he investigates, you stand a decent chance of enjoying spongey goodness. This is basically that in birb form.

Except corvids don’t only do this as a distraction. Sometimes they seem to just being doing it to mess with other animals/birbs. But to use my lunch room analogy, there are times you might thwap someone sneakily on the back of the neck just for amusement. Primates exhibit behavior that appears to be just be annoying other animals for amusement. Given how intelligent crows are, its not unlikely that this is a manifestation of an innate desire to just fuck with someone else for the fun of it. Such as this from the link above:

THANK YOU FOR THE BIRB KNOWLEDGE