An international team of researchers says a fish called Microbrachius dicki is the first-known animal to stop reproducing by spawning and instead mate by having sex.”

Fucking Microbrachius dicki. And some people think scientific nomenclature isn’t fun.

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i don’t usually remember childhood things that in retrospect make sense with my being hella gay because i was ridiculously confused and repressed for a variety of reasons and basically didn’t acknowledge that i experienced attraction to anything until i was 17

but

i do remember when ffx-2 came out

and being really unreasonably upset that wakka and lulu were together and going to have a kid

and it felt weird, because i liked both of them a lot as characters

but in retrospect it is 100% because i had a gross crush on wakka and i did not want to come to terms with him getting married and making babies with someone

said crush was also why i liked him despite being completely opposed to his prejudice against the al bhed

i was in bara hell a long time before i ever realized it, okay

placeholder for when i do a big meta post about how ffxiii’s first eight acts are “terrible coping mechanisms going poorly: the game”

also about how the game design is remarkably well-suited to the narrative despite having gone over poorly with players (also how the combat system is cleverer than it gets credit for and is a literal direct successor to the one used in the last remnant) (the last remnant is actually a fascinating halfway point, designwise, between ffxii and ffxiii)

also how it was doomed to the reception it got because of when it was released in relationship to the overall perception of jrpgs in gaming culture and its role as a “milestone” in the series because it was almost literally impossible to meet the expectations set for it, much like how ffviii was partially doomed by being the game that had to follow ffvii

True story: my favorite thing are imaginary works of fiction that only exist in fictional universes. (relevant to discussions going on over on tinolqa)

Way back in the day, when I was in my last year of high school/first year of college, I used to RP on a forum for this express purpose, actually.

TO CLARIFY: Back when Mass Effect 2 was a thing, Bioware ran this neat little feature called Cerberus Daily News, which would be these daily in-universe news updates that you could view from the game’s main menu, provided you were connected to the internet. And some enterprising soul ran a website that collected and posted these news updates daily to go along with the game. Somewhere along the line, the CDN site ended up getting people posting in-universe, IC comments as citizens of the Mass Effect universe! And this ongoing commentary on this real-time, fake news, blossomed into a weird little pseudo-RP community in the comments section and on the forums for this fake news site. It was a really strange but kind of fantastic thing, and of course I got dragged into it.

Every once in a while, the daily news update would be something like box office returns or a fluff piece on some bit of mass media, and the whole lot of us would go to town filling in the pieces and making up what these movies and games and novels were actually about, building on the suggestions and claims of others to create nonexistent works of fiction entirely out of hearsay. Sometimes, comment threads would evolve and end up encouraging us to all make up in-universe works of fiction wholecloth- this is how we ended up with the volus equivalent of Stephen King, and an entire thread about favorite horror movies, for example. And I added fuel to the fire by playing a film-junkie salarian, so most of my contributions were in this vein.

Of course, things petered out, eventually. The lifespan of the game could only last so long, and Bioware eventually stopped putting out CDN updates. (Not long after ME3 was announced, if I recall correctly.) The forums had a bit of their own momentum, but I drifted away pretty soon after there was no new news to comment on, alas. It was cool while it lasted, and it let me scratch my itch for fictitious fiction, but ultimately the CDN forums came and went.

also i swear to god if i see people spamming papermoon2’s inbox with “AHA, THIS STUPID JOKE THAT ISAYAMA MADE MEANS ARMIN IS ACTUALLY TRANS” i will throw you into a goddamn lake

you already annoyed her enough with the hanji and nanaba bullshit you do not need to do this again

seriously any claims that armin identifies as female because of a really shitty joke are the most spurious bullshit imaginable and i want you to fucking do better than that, snk fandom.

you’re not going to because you’re a heap of crap, but i want to at least put my two cents in by saying that NONE OF YOU SHOULD BE BUYING INTO THIS CLAPTRAP.

armin is not trans and buying into that idea at face value is honestly a really shitty thing to do. because “hurr hurr mikasa has no friends, hurr hurr armin is girly-looking” is not a good basis for a headcanon or an assumption about canon!

guys i know the fact that eren ate his friggin dad is a pretty big deal but let’s be real we all saw that coming

you’re burying the fucking lede here

historia is probably a titan-shifter too

lallyinthesky:

ALLEN IS THE PRETTIEST PRINCESS #preconbullshit #momanddadleftthekidsathomealone

lallyinthesky and I are idiots and should not be left alone in a house together under any circumstances, or this shit happens.

lallyinthesky:

ALLEN IS THE PRETTIEST PRINCESS #preconbullshit #momanddadleftthekidsathomealone

lallyinthesky and I are idiots and should not be left alone in a house together under any circumstances, or this shit happens.

commanderhandsomestrawberry:

Titan Shifters + Reibert

If you are or know the cosplayers, please tell me so I can credit them.

Normal Eren w/out cloak- starrybluefrost

Photos by me

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I am the Reiner!

PLEASE TAG NEW CHAPTER SPOILERS BY CHAPTER, E.G. “CHAPTER 62 SPOILERS” AND NOT JUST AS “SHINGEKI NO SPOILERS”, THE LATTER COVERS LOTS OF THINGS THAT I AND OTHER READERS DON’T NEED UNSPOILED BUT THE FORMER DOES

I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH

DO NOT MAKE ME BLACKLIST LITERALLY HALF OF THE CONTENT REGARDING MY CANON IN ORDER TO AVOID EARLY SPOILERS FOR A NEW CHAPTER

is tumblr aware that ghosts aren’t real though

because they’re not

and i’m seeing all these warning posts going around like DON’T FUCK WITH OUIJA BOARDS and it’s like

guys they literally do nothing, you’re fine

(here’s a story: one year my family somehow ended up getting two duplicate shitty ouija boards for christmas. i have no idea how. this resulted in at least one of my friends getting a ouija board for her birthday.)

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it’s a christmas miracle there’s tadomaki on my dash

I don’t know how I’ve managed to it, but my exposure to Dragon Age fandom is kind of a constant dull buzz of “I feel surprisingly alienated by how everyone I know who is into this series is heterosexual”

like, I know there’s gotta be DA fans out there who aren’t and who don’t play straight wardens/Hawkes/inquisitors and who are interested in different characters, but I apparently don’t follow any of them, save for like futureblouse and another friend who isn’t on tumblr

but it’s just sort of

i don’t know.

daily i find new reasons to just be completely baffled at the taste and opinions of other people in regards to these games and feel like i’m completely out of place in their fanbase