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WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?
NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN
IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!
WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!
VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!
I can’t find a source. Does anyone have any? I won’t believe it until I get a source.
That’s not a source! That’s not even a roux!
That’s a popular vote saying that people would like it to be a planet again!
We know that! Alongside advocating Supernatural, Homestruck and Kittens Who Like Boxes, that’s pretty much what Tumblr’s *for*.
THIS IS THE OTHER SIDE OF SCIENCE. You know the thing in the anti-theism infographics where Science will spin on a dime if someone proves it wrong?
SOMEONE PROVED IT WRONG.
This is not the little planet that could! This is not a dwarf planet that could be a real planet if it believed in itself! PLUTO IS NOT A PLANET. PLUTO WAS NEVER ACTUALLY A PLANET.
Every page. *Every* page has at least one person being controlled by a demon, an artefact, an alien or an angel; all from within.
90% of your entire world is things that inhabit other things. How do you explain this?
Possession is nine tenths of the lore.
Now with 2014 menaces.
“WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964?[ aquarion ] : I’ve cut this for length, you should read all of it.
There are two camps of environmental activism. They are both very, very right about their own activism, and are both very wrong about the other side. I’m going to characterise their fundamental beliefs as follows: “From the ground draws the water” and “From the sky comes the storm”
From the ground draws the water.
People matter. Atoms make up things, people make up society. If you teach people that environmentalism matters, they will change their lightbulbs, they will get better fuel, they will choose the path of greater harmony. If enough of them want to buy electricity from companies who have eco-friendly tarrifs, companies will have to align themselves to create eco-friendly tarrifs. To create ethical banks, you need to create enough customers that will support them. The vast majority of pollution and environmental catastrophe is in the name of consumers, and we can teach them. Feed the roots, grow the tree. From the ground draws the water.
From the sky comes the storm.
The hearts and minds of the people are important, but they are not the problem here. You can’t convince corporations to do *anything* by being nice to them. We need better regulations, we need high polluting companies to be taxed into destruction, we need to kick them in the coffers where it hurts. Governments are in the pockets of the companies that get them elected, and we need to overcome that to get them to pass the laws. The vast majority of pollution and environmental catastrophe is because companies are doing it because there’s no incentive not to. We can stop them. From the sky comes the storm.
Poetic Debate-camp 101 aside, both sides produce vast polemics of conviction, like the above, which take the position that [My side] is more important than [your side]
what’s great about tsw is that yeah it’s a dark, serious, mature game, it has some spooky shit and it’s a legitimately well-mad game with good stories
and at the same time
the devs and players
seem to share
the same sentiment
about how serious
this game is ACTUALLY
supposed to be
There is a cave beneath the batcave.
Bruce Wayne built it while Pennyworth was on holiday - and Alfred doesn’t go on holiday all that often - and he thinks Alfred doesn’t know about it.
The door is behind one of the old suits, one of spandex and hardened plastic, from a time when Batman didn’t need armour plating. There’s an optical retina scanner, a voice print analyser, and then a lift.
(He’s is wrong, though. Alfred knows. Alfred knows everything. Alfred wasn’t on holiday, he was taking the final exams for the psychotherapist course he’s been putting himself though for ten years now.)
Then a stark and steel corridor, then a titanium door with a handprint scanner, and some stairs.
Then a red carpet, thick and luxurious. You could lose baseballs in it. A large screen TV, with several games consoles attached. A large, comfortable sofa with a fridge of beer within easy each.
Not often, not often enough, and not often at all, but more often than before, and more and more often as time goes, Bruce will come down here.
Not I-Am-The-Night Batman, the greatest detective, fighting the monsters he hopes he didn’t create. Not Millionaire Bruce Wayne, Facade-Philanthropist, Smooth as a shining beach-pebble, subtle as a shotgun. Nor Hidden Bruce Wayne, tough exterior, distant friend, demanding mentor, mercurial lover, world-record for brooding, always in the shadow of the family he lost.
Just Bruce. Who sits in a brightly painted room, plays Super Mario, drinks a couple of beers.
how the hell did we get the idea pink isn’t a cool colour
because scientifically speaking pink doesn’t even exist; it fits between violet and red on the spectrum but actually what goes there is infrared and ultraviolet and all those things we can’t see
pink is the ambassador of an otherworldly and unknowable realm it is the most badass colour out there
Pink doesn’t exist in the same way beige doesn’t exist.
Just because it isn’t in a rainbow doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
That doesn’t invalidate your point, though, just your words. Pink used to be the colour of MEN, in the patriarchal Here-To-Kill-Your-Monstah sense.
In 19th century England, pink ribbons or decorations were often worn by young boys; boys were simply considered small men, and while men in England wore red uniforms, boys wore pink. […] Queen Victoria was painted in 1850 with her seventh child and third son, Prince Arthur, who wore white and pink.
In the 20th century, pinks became bolder, brighter and more assertive, in part because of the invention of chemical dyes which did not fade. […]
In Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, inmates of concentration camps who were accused of homosexuality were forced to wear a pink triangle. Because of this, the pink triangle has become a symbol of the modern gay rights movement.
The transition to pink as a sexually differentiating color for girls occurred gradually, through the selective process of the marketplace, in the 1930s and 40s. In the 1920s, some groups had actually been describing pink as a masculine color, an equivalent of the red that was considered to be for men, but lighter for boys. But stores nonetheless found that people were increasingly choosing to buy pink for girls, and blue for boys, until this became an accepted norm in the 1940s.
In fact, a detailed history of the colour and the history of its social and political transformation are in allegorical form in the song “Pink” by Aerosmith[7a].
[7a] This is, in fact, a lie.
did you kno that 10 million pounds of maple syrup was stolen from quebec
10 million pounds
1/3 of the government’s reserve
like. how do you even steal 10 million pounds of maple syrup. where do you hide it. what would you even do with it
why does the canadian government have a maple syrup reserve
It explains what the reserve is, why it exists, and how the theft happened.
It’s actually really interesting.