First of all this post is racist as fuck. Is it because all of these women are black? NONE OF THESE NAMES ARE GHETTO and the amount of notes it has are disgusting.
Ashanti - A common name in Ghana. It is a name from a powerful African empire. It is a fucking African name.
Aaliyah - It’s also a fucking African name. It means “High Exalted”, “Highest of All”, “To Ascend”. It also means Princess, Beautiful, Goddess, and some other beautiful meanings.
Beyonce - Oh look, another fucking African name. It means “beyond others”. It also derives from the French surname Beyincé, which is also her mother’s maiden name.
Ciara - It is of Irish origin and it means “dark haired beauty” or “black”.
Onika - Yet, another African name. It means warrior and is most often used as a boy’s name.
Last but not least, Zendaya, which is also a fucking African name. It is a language of Zimbabwe/Southern Zambi. It means “To give thanks”.
Just because it’s not of your culture doesn’t mean it’s fucking ghetto. Who wants a common ass name anyway? You are racist and ignorant. Please educate yourself.
They tried it
you better testify
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.
Is that… is that even healthy?
There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.
I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.
nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.
In which case
(I like glowy things)
#Glowy trees replacing streetlights would save SO MUCH ENERGY#but I’d want longitudinal studies about how such things would impace whole ecoysystems#like what does eating a luminescent leaf do to insects#if anything? How does the presence of glowy trees alter nocturnal animal behavior as compared to streetlights#that kind of thing…
Streetlights completely fuck up diurnal animals.
City birds mostly stay awake all night before eventually collapsing with exhaustion because streetlights make them think it’s not quite night time yet.
Bioluminscence has a much softer kind of glow to it, if anything it would probably be better for urban animals and may let them sleep more naturally.
A lot more things are bioluminscent than you might think, humans are actually slightly bioluminescent, but it’s not bright enough for us to see.
passive aggressive family members
"guess i’ll never be a grandma"
"guess i’ll never be an aunt"
"guess i’ll never be able to dress a niece/nephew"
stop feeling so entitled to my hypothetical offspring. it is not yours. it is mine. i will grow it if i grow it. and it will be mine. not yours. i am not an incubator which grants you familial titles. jesus. go away. this “have a baby i can play with” thing is so impersonal and insensitive and annoying.
He who fights with monsters should be careful he doesn’t become a monster himself. Unless that makes him more effective at fighting monsters. Like he becomes a badass werewolf who knows how to use a sword and has magic armor. That’d be so rad.Nietzsche (via doc-sarge)
it’s funny how if you’re not straight, the assumption is always that you like men
bisexual male: YOU’RE SECRETLY JUST GAY AND WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH MEN
bisexual female: YOU’RE JUST FAKING IT FOR MALE ATTENTION
gay male: YOU’RE ONLY GAY BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T HAVE A GOOD MALE ROLE MODEL IN YOUR LIFE
gay female: YOU’RE ONLY A LESBIAN BECAUSE YOU WERE HURT BY MEN IN THE PAST AND NOW YOU HATE THEM
like did it occur to you at any point that it’s not always about men
People are trying to justify Michael Brown’s murder because he supposedly had marijuana in his system when he was murdered.
Because apparently finding traces of a mostly harmless soft drug that remains in a person’s system for weeks negates the fact an unarmed teen was shot multiple times until he died.
Except not at all, and trying to place the blame on a victim of police brutality makes you a giant gaping asshole.
Don’t think for a second it matters that he had weed in his system. Because it doesn’t. At all. And if someone tries to defend his murder’s action, there’s a 98% chance that person is a huge racist.
you mean 100%
Was trying to give some wiggle room and then I realized there is literally no wiggle room, and no argument someone can make that isn’t an attempt to justify their own racism.
Because if you defend a cop that shot and killed an unarmed teenager, and then left the body in the street for hours without calling in the shooting or seeking medical attention, there’s no way your argument isn’t steeped in racism.
So thank you for the correction, and I’m sorry that for even one second I thought someone could make a worthy argument.