When St.Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland.
Aka the mass genocide of indigenous pagan people.
Reasons why you won’t catch even a smidgen of green on me
As it is now celebrated, the green represents pagans.
I wish the truth was taught and more well known.
However I still celebrate by wearing green and black in remembrance of those lost. Christian’s have destroyed most of pagan culture (and many other cultures) by erasing it with conversion and genocide for hundreds and hundreds of years.
We can’t undo that.
But when we take the holidays they call their own and point out the cultural bits that survived we gain back some of that culture and educate those who have forgotten.
ie: Christmas taking many pagan traditions like feasting, the tree, lights, and gifts to your host. (Winter Solstice)
Also Did you know the cross is a perversion of the pagan symbol of peace and balance?
The four leaf clover is a cross that’s even on all sides and is a representation of that balance.
Many of those attending St.Patrick’s Day festivals feel tied to Pagan and Celtic things without knowing the truth of why those things are connected to Ireland and St.Patrick’s day.
St.Patrick’s day is publicly celebrated with green, a color that ties us to the earth and is deep rooted in pagan lore.
SO PLEASE GO CELEBRATE! And tell your friend’s what you’re celebrating. Education is the best form of protest.
Pagan Genocide Remembrance Day!
babies are naturally able to swim hello they just spent nine moths in amiotic fluid this is instinctive so no, parent is not shitty, parent is re-enforcing baby’s natural instinctive behaviour.
parent is good for doing this because parent is basically saying “yes the behaviours you were born with are great!”
Yup, if babies are ‘taught’ (allowed) to swim before they are six weeks old, they never lose the instincts they were born with that lets them hold their head above water and hold their breath when they need to. SCIENCE, man.
What’s really cool is, humans are the only primates known to have this instinct at birth. Other ape babies would just freak out and drown. So I don’t think it comes from being in amniotic fluid for 9 months (since it’s not like they have room to actually swim in there). It’s been speculated that humans evolved in the ocean at some point, which is a really cool theory that I recommend checking out.
Also, SWIMMING BABY IS ADORABLE.
These are all the gender neutral pronouns I’ve managed to hunt down but I am ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN there are several missing. So hmu if you know of any others or if I conjugated these incorrectly c:
- ze(or zie)/zir/zirs/zirself
I’ve also seen “yo” and “fey” pronouns but I have no idea how to conjugate them. And I’m off to still hunt for more! If you know of any GN pronouns feel free to reblog and add unto the list and i’ll edit the original as well c:
Anonymous asked: hey you've said before that including an asterisk in trans is problematic, but I don't really understand why? I myself am genderfluid (thus nonbinary) and I had always used the asterisk to define myself but I don't want to use it if it's problematic!! I've tried to find why on google but all I can find are people saying that it ISN'T problematic so I'm somewhat confused
the asterisk signifies that nb people are like a footnote to binary transness and that they cannot claim the title “transgender” for themselves, which is obv a pretty binarist message … i’ve been told that it is exceptionally harmful to dmab trans people and that it degenders and otherizes trans women, but i’m afraid i don’t know the argument behind that i just feel it’s my place as a dfab trans person (aka someone more privileged than dmab trans people) to accept this as the truth without demanding an explanation, ya feel me? sorry i couldn’t be more helpful. #binarism #transmisogyny
These are all links that deal with the asterisk. I keep them on hand since this something which has been coming up fairly frequently now.
thanks so much!!!! (:
"Blood is thicker than water", when used in the context of family over friends, is in fact a wildly incorrect bastardisation.
The true, full quote is “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb,” and refers to relationships forged by choice holding deeper meaning than those of mere biology.
isn’t captain hook and his crew suppose to be a lost boys who escaped and that’s why he’s trying to kill peter pan
…what the actual fuck
I NEVER TRUSTED PETER PAN
nah everything in Peter Pan was fucked up.
Tinkerbell and her fairy buddies were having an orgy when they found baby Peter. Tinks also extremely jealous, tricking one of the Lost Boys into shooting Wendy in the fucking chest.
Peter’s also crazy omnipotent. Like, he “make believes” he’s a doctor, and heals Wendy. When he’s hungry, he pretends to eat imaginary food and his stomach actually gets fuller.
He’s also a dick. He would teach children how to fly but never how to stop, so they’d fly for months on straight without rest or break, and they couldn’t sleep either or they’d stop flying. And when one of Wendy’s brothers actually fell asleep and plummeted into the ocean, Peter laughed his ass off. He only saved him when Wendy begged him too.
okay but that’s the point of Peter Pan. It’s not supposed to glorify never growing up, it’s supposed to show kids why growing up is not only good, but necessary otherwise they’d end up as fucked up as Peter. He never matured, never learned right from wrong, he never listened to his parents because - according to Peter - he ran away as an infant.It’s a tale to teach children that listening to their parents and growing up is good. As far as Tinker Bell goes, if you actually read Peter Pan you would know that fairies only feel one emotion at a time and they feel that emotion very strongly so the orgy? lust. Trying to kill Wendy? Jealousy. She embodies the seven deadly sins and what happens if you let your emotions get the best of you. (And as far as the new fairies series of films making her nicer it’s because you only see the jealous side of her in Peter Pan and you see other sides of her in the series because those movies are about her).
Rant over, you can go back to your regularly scheduled blogging now.
So if Peter Pan shows up in your window. Stab him in the fucking chest kids. You have school tomorrow
Reblogging because I believe this will be important to the Once Upon a Time fandom tomorrow.
It’s more complicated than that. Peter is kind of a tragic hero. He chooses not to grow up, he knows he is incomplete.
I mean, he cut off Hook’s hand because he thought it was a game. He clearly doesn’t know right from wrong. He also only knows the unconditional love of a mother to a child, which is why he thinks everyone wants to be his mother. He also switches sides in a fight just for fun, kill pirates for fun, and “thins” out the Lost Boys when they can’t fit in the tree anymore.
But, like, it wasn’t a cautionary tale to tell you to listen to your parents, it’s a story about death and youth. Why can’t Peter grow up? One of the popular theories is that it’s because he’s dead. J.M. Barrie’s older brother died when Barrie was little and he dressed up in his brother’s clothes to please his mom. His mom - who was always distant, whose love Barrie craved like Peter craves a mom - started crying and said something like “At least my baby will never grow up” and that idea stuck with Barrie forever. Then, as an adult, it’s believed he never slept with his wife because Barrie was just a kid. He was Peter Pan. He was too innocent for that. He befriended the Llewelyn-Davies boys and based Peter Pan off of them and their games. (Fun fact: The boy Peter Pan was named after, Peter Llewelyn-Davies, threw himself under a train). There was also a bunch of stuff about Barrie being in love with The Llewlyn-Davies boys’ mother, but that’s not important here.
People think Peter’s dead because he literally cannot return home. He tried and the window was barred and his parents had replaced him with another baby. Why? Probably because they had lost Peter to the flu. Why does Peter come in through the window? Because of the joke “I once had a bird names Enza. I opened up the window and ‘influenza’.” Because lots of babies died back then form the flu. The Lost Boys are children who fell out of their prams. Odds are babies could not survive falling out of their prams. Peter is liked the pied piper ferrying the souls of young children to the neverland/afterlife. Barrie believed that all children were “gay and heartless” but he didn’t think that was a bad thing.
Also, Hook and his crew are not old lost boys trying to kill Peter. Hook was once a British gentlemen (hinted at to be associated with Charles II and attended Elton) and he is afraid of growing old. His biggest fear is growing old and dying - that is why his nemesis is the embodiment of eternal youth. That is why the crocodile that chases him swallowed a clock and ticks. That is why when Peter finally decided “It’s Hook of me this time” the crocodile has stopped ticking and Peter started (he’s trying to trick them into thinking he’s the croc). At that moment - Peter is time and time has ran out for Hook.
Also, it’s not so much that Peter is omnipotent. All kids basically are in the Neverland. Like, it states that the island looks different to every kid because it’s the land of their dreams and stuff. Also, the island legit freezes when Peter leaves and thaws when he comes back. He’s been there so long he’s not human anymore - but fey. (keep in mind being fey isn’t good, just chaotic neutral). Peter even secretes pixie dust now. The island is so fine tuned with him because he’s one of the only people that stay, that it caters to him. Most likely any child that stayed as long as he did would become omnipotent to an extent.
As for Tinker Bell, the above stated is true. Fairies are so tiny they can only have one emotion at a time - “Tink wasn’t all bad” - and they also have really short lifespans so, like, Tinker Bell isn’t even that important to Peter Pan. He forgets all about her and Hook by the time Wendy is grown up.And the orgies thing is because in the legends fey are known for their revelries.
And it wasn’t so much that Peter was a dick, he just doesn’t know when to stop. He’s a child. He doesn’t know right from wrong. He doesn’t know when to stop playing -cutting Hooks hand off was a game to him. He also has the memory of a child, so odds are he just forgot to teach kids how to stop flying or how to imagine food, etc. He is just carefree, like all children. Everything is a game to him, because he never learned anything else.
But like, no, Peter Pan is not a cautionary tale. Barrie loved his character and the story and brought up a lot of good things in it. He wrote Peter as an exaggeration of a cocky overconfident boy, but, like, Peter wasn’t afraid of death. It says “he felt scared, yet he felt only one shudder run through him when any other person would have felt scared up until death. With his blithe attitude towards death, he says, “To die will be an awfully big adventure”.” and with that Barrie is showing us both a naivety and bravery we possess as children but lose as adults and is basically telling us that we shouldn’t let that go. Like, the point is growing up is inevitable but you don’t have to lose everything.
And so yeah….I’m really passionate about Peter Pan.
FINALLY THAKN YOU
Better know a carnivorous plat: the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)
Latin name: Aphrodite mousetrap
Because: Ladyparts ladyparts did we mention this plant kind of reminds us of ladyparts?
They don’t trap mice or flies, really, but there you go. Ladyparts and misinformation.
Those little spiky hairs on the leaves’ interiors are the triggers that tell the plant when to close the trap. Trip two in close succession, and you get your ass eaten. This means that like, literal flies usually won’t trip the trap. They don’t smell and don’t go out of their way to attract flying prey, unlike some of the pitcher plants and sundews. Usually venus flytraps are looking for more spiders or grasshoppers or something. The hairs aren’t just triggers, though—without continuous stimulation (ie, the poor bastard stuck in the trap trying to get out), the leaves won’t try to digest anything.
The little hairs being hit over and over by something trying to get out cause the leaves to bunch closer together, sealing the outer edge of the leaf packet and forming a sort of stomach. The interior cuticle then starts secreting digestion enzymes and resorbing the broken-down nutrients. The whole process takes about two weeks, so it’s basically a tiny, colorful sarlac pit.
They do this not to be pricks, but because they live in extremely nutrient-poor soil, so this lets them exist where they really have no right to. See also, their ability to survive wildfires. See also also, their ability to propagate by either seed or self-cloning.
So there you go: venus flytraps are bad motherfuckers of the plant world.
I had one of these once. Died slowly on the windowsill, even thought I tried to feed it flies. Once again, Man remains the deadliest animal.
In the early years of space flight, both Russians and Americans used pencils in space. Unfortunately, pencil lead is made of graphite, a highly conductive material. Snapped graphite leads and particles in zero gravity are hugely problematic, as they will get sucked into the air ventilation or electronic equipment, easily causing shorts or fires in the pure oxygen environment of a capsule.
After the fire in Apollo 1 which killed all the astronauts on board, NASA required a writing instrument that wasn’t a fire hazard. Fisher spent over a million dollars (of his own money) creating a pressurized ball point pen, which NASA bought at $2.95 each. The Russian space program also switched over from pencils shortly after.
40 years later snide morons on the internet still snigger about it, because snide morons on the internet never know what they are talking about.