what if the new animal species we discover each year are actually being dropped off by aliens? like they have an over abundance of yeti crabs or something and so they brought some to earth because they knew we’d get a kick out of this
This is the cutest conspiracy theory I’ve ever heard
One day I was returning from Shimogamo Shrine where I had performed a New Year’s dance. It was January 5th. I was carrying a “demon dispelling arrow”, a talisman that Shinto shrines sell at the new year to ward off evil spirits. A middle-aged gentleman was walking towards me. As he brushed past, he turned and, without warning, started to fondle me all over.
I took the bamboo arrow, grabbed the masher’s right wrist and stabbed the arrow into the back of his hand. The tip was pointed in notches. I ground it down as hard as I could. I drew blood. The man tried to pull his hand away but I hung on with all my might, still jabbing the arrow into him. I stared at him coldly and announced:
“Alright mister, we have two choices here. We can go to the police, or you can vow right here and now that you will never do anything like this again, ever, to anyone. It’s up to you. What’s it going to be?”
He answered immediately, his voice a strangled cry. “I promise I will never do it again. Please let me go.”
“I want you to look at that scar whenever you are tempted to hurt anyone else. And stop.
”— Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki, an excerpt on the street harassment she faced as a teenage Maiko. (via dutchbag)
i want to create a tv show about a group of friends where they’re all queer except the one token cishet friend who’s only there to say stereotypical “straight” things for laughs like “macklemore got me into rap” and “my mom and i got into a fight because she wouldn’t buy me a fourth obey snapback”
“Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in.”—my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)
life hack: if you have a really boring and dryly written textbook and are having trouble reading it without falling asleep/forgetting everything you read, change your mental reading voice to something silly sounding
it’ll keep your brain entertained enough so you don’t fall asleep, and reading things in something other than your usual mental reading voice forces you to pay more attention because you have to actively imagine it instead of half reading half skimming, so you’ll retain more
your textbook becomes a lot more bearable when you imagine spongebob narrating it