just something I’ve been working on before work.
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just something I’ve been working on before work.
Don’t mind me, just workin’ out. :]
This isn’t an albino, it’s a leucistic. This is an albino ball python:
please watch this lizard eat an egg for the first time
#medium scaly dog eating weird forcefield pinata orb
Oh shit. I love blue tongue skinks. There are never enough of them on my dash.
I’m the person who picks a game by how awesome its cover is and plays it until the end as self-punishment for being so gullible
I sure hope this is what you’re playing right now.
So I was just at the mall tonight looking for the first two trades of East Vs West in Barnes & Noble and I bump into this guy probably in his mid 30s there flipping through this one comic and we stike up a conversation.
He was a really nice guy, sophisticated, has aspirations of drawing a comic, and was, most interestingly, interested in French comics, even mentioning a few he found on vacation while in France that he was disappointed never made it stateside, especially because he can’t read French. We have a conversation for about five minutes about sophisticated French comics for mature individuals like myself (I hope you can read the sarcasm in that) and then when we decided to part ways I PICKED UP THE MY LITTLE PONY PLUSH I GOT FROM BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP.
It was kind of embarrassing because, you know, sophisticated fancy artsy foreign comics are serious business and ponies are not.
But then the guy mentions that he went to a comic convention in Alabama and his then-girlfriend was Fluttershy, went as Big Macintosh, and he knew Applejack by name. He wasn’t a fan by any means, but I think it says something about even the types of people who enjoy more artistic things: it’s not the only things they enjoy and most people like that aren’t anything like the stereotypes where they constantly have a stick up their ass.
Common Barking Gecko (Ptenopus garrulus garrulus), South Africa
Yeah, I’m of course talking about the three biggest items of the past week: the new Batgirl costume, “Captain Falcon”, and Lady Thor.
was with baby all morning
Exactly. That’s why we have no EXCUSE for doing it.
I think you’re being much too harsh on humanity. Just because we can feel empathy and compassion doesn’t mean we always will and always do. To kill is often a necessary fact of life. It’s always been that way. It’s better to count the blessings we have than to poke faults in our shortcomings. Remember that you don’t have to kill. Your ancestors weren’t always so lucky.
I think it’s pretty clear in the original post that killing out of necessity is different. I will say that I think MOST people, when not under the influences of desperation and consequent susceptibility to indoctrination/becoming convinced that some group of harmless people deserve death, would absolutely never kill anyone. However, Those who WOULD do harm to others without remorse or step on others in order to gain wealth and power - well they, willing to do what the vast majority of people wouldn’t ever have the callous hubris to do, are the ones who end up on top, calling the shots and taking advantage of another human trait which is mental malleability, especially under social pressure and without exposure to alternative experience - which I grant you isn’t the fault of those influenced.
That, of course, just goes to show how interesting we are because of our amazing societies and rules and punishments for crimes - although those too are so, so often biased towards the vested interests. But our ability to change what is considered right, wrong, moral, immoral and fair is incredible, (and it has such a strong connection to knowledge).
I’m sorry if I seem cynical but it comes with the fields I work in.
Sorry, I got off-topic.
Eh, I’m well aware that the world is kind of a shithole. I’m not really an optimist or a pessimist. Are there people who would kill one another for power? Of course. Like you said, power goes straight to your head — and your ego. There always have been and I feel pretty damn sure there always will be. Maybe I’m wrong, though.
But is that the majority of humanity? No, of course not. Most people don’t think about killing and even if they do in passing, they don’t typically act upon it. That kind of restraint is part of what makes it so damn wonderful to be human. My point is, I think we judge ourselves far too harshly.