IF ME CALLING YOU DUDE OR GURL CAUSES YOU TO HAVE DYSPHORIA YOU SHOULD tell me because you being comfortable is so much more important than some stupid slang
or when if i call you “man” because i know i do that a lot. please tell me if it…
IN OTHER COMPLETELY AND ABSOLUTELY UNRELATED NEWS.
Eridan shrieking and slamming a door in Feferi’s face in a panic is about the single most hilarious thing in the world.
You stare at the closed door somewhat apprehensively. The signs on it are unmistakable, familiar in their own way. You take a deep breath and reach out to knock lightly, still not sure if you’re not making a terrible mistake. After a moment, the door slides open and you find yourself face to face with Eridan, half dressed, mostly asleep and holding a mug of coffee in one hand.
"Arthur, I don’t fucking care if it’s on fire—"
You blink, unconsciously folding your arms over your chest, because you’re still not sure how to go about this.
Then Eridan sees you, and you know because his eyes widen, he lets the mug fall to the floor and he slams the button on the wall with a shriek.
The door slides close with a hiss.
"…well," you mutter after a moment, choking on a wry chuckle, "that went well.”
Map of the World by Natural Skin Color
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
Reblogging for the last comment.
second to last comment was dope, and very true.
but for real, is the reason behind skin color really not common knowledge? I mean….
there seems to be some assumption going on that darker skin is the adaptation.
in fact, darker skin is the ‘original flavor’. but evolution likes to get rid of traits that aren’t needed, especially if they cost energy, and maintaining a melanin shield is expensive. we also need sunlight to synthesize vitamin D, and melanin blocks that. so in latitudes that get less sunlight, folks evolved to produce less melanin.
vitamin D deficiency is actually a problem for dark-skinned people living in areas with long, dark winters, btw. take your vitamins!
light-colored eyes are also an adaptation to less sunlight. if real life was like science fiction, blue-eyed people could see in the dark. but reality’s not that cool.
I have trouble seeing in bright light. Idk if that’s because of the blue eyes or because I prefer being inside because I’m super pale and burning sucks.
Brown-eyed followers, do your eyes adjust to bright sunlight, or are you always squinting?
Pretty well, I’d have to say, unless I’m coming out of a relatively dim area (like an office/warehouse) to like, a clear bright sky. Even if I have to squint, I only have to do it enough so I can see through my eyelashes and the adjustment is fairly quick.
i have green/gray eyes and i have a real problem with bright light, especially glare off water/snow. this is all anecdotal, but it occurs to me that if pigmented eyes are a good defense against snow glare, that might explain why, when you reach the snowline, the population’s eye color darkens again.
jewish cecil gershwin palmer though
tiny jewish thirteen year old cecil gershwin palmer nervously fretting over the night vale synagogue’s bloodstone circle, pushing rocks very carefully back and forth to get the circumference of the circle just so. it is his bar mitzvah…
you know how the central relationship in all action movies seems to be two tough dudes bro-ing it out? well that’s boring. here are some alternatives:
- two tough chicks bro-ing it out
- younger woman and older woman who develop a mother-daughter relationship. also kill people
Programming is magic, okay? You’re giving commands to a little piece of the universe in a language it’s been taught to obey, using words and symbols and grammar to tell little pieces of physical reality when and where and how to move, and (barring malfunctions and Undefined…
Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please
plot twist: beforus gamzee was a super disciplined scientist dead set on finding out how all the miracles worked
OR MYTHBUSTER GAMZEE. Explosives nerd turning toward scientific inquiry for shits and giggles, learns good methodology over sweeps of practice and write-ins from people telling him how to re-test the thing.
'well, a motherfucker wouldn't want to be all up and wrong, now, so I'm gonna get groovy with my ideabros here and fix this experiment. with lots more explosions this time, because that totally pleases the mirthful messiahs and also leaves us swimming in motherfuckin' data points.'
13 and 18. Another 413 art.
Those kids and how they became gods.