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Animals, Bad, and Children: 61below tumblr Follow lovelylilpup prokopetz I've seen a lot of videos going around of urban-dwelling critters coming to humans for help with various problems, ranging from boxes stuck on their heads to young trapped down a storm drain, and it's gotten me to thinking On the one hand, it's kind of fascinating that they know to do that. On the other hand, setting any questions of how this sort of behaviour must have arisen aside for the nonce, does it ever strike you how weird it is that we've got a whole collection of prey species whose basic problem-solving script ends with the step "if all else fails, go bother one of the local apex predators and maybe they'll fix the problem for no reason"? roachpatrol well, come to think of it, we're at the top of the food chain but we almost exclusively hunt and kill prey out in the country raccoons and possums and foxes and crows all succeed in an urban environment because they're opportunistic and observant. and almost none of them would have observed us pounce on one of their species and then start eating it, you know? a lot of them would have observed that we scream and chase them out of wherever we don't want them to be, but other animals are territorial too. but there's a number of situations where humans feed whoever's bold enough to take them up on the offer, and we do tend to pull garbage off of other animals as soon as they slow down enough for us to catch. 'a human got me but nothing bad happened' is a much more frequent thing than 'a human got me and tried to eat me anyway like, we're masters of our environment, we make weird shit happen all the time, we have lots of great food and sometimes we share, and we almost never eat someone. it makes sense for urban animals, over the last century or so, to just keep an eye out for opportunities to use us, and to pass the habit on to their kids. tsfennec It really is a weird, funny thing. Like yeah, technically they're predators, and they get pretty screamy, especially if you try to take any of their stuff... but given the chance it seems like they'd rather help us out and sometimes they'll just randomly give you food, so??? I mean, I guess in fairytales and myths we've got our fair share of stories about dangerous people/creatures who might well kill you or otherwise ruin your life but to whom people nonetheless turn for help in desperate circumstances. So it's not like the perspective is exactly a foreign thing to our own mindset, really It's just that, y'know, we can't actually go make a deal with the faeries when there's something we can't figure out Which brings me to an interesting thought about the ubiquitous rule about never eating the faery food lest you find yourself forever unsatisfied with anything in the human world- and the potential parallels to the dangers of feeding wildlife human food lest they become addicted and too tame and dependent to be safe for either themselves or us. Hmm.) sapphicaquarius Okay, but that last bit with the Fae... makes almost perfect sense Of the stories I've read, the food of the Fae, its origins and effects, are often strange and/or obscure- Just like our food to most animals. The Fae are strange beings that seem to know weird things that give them power or an edge over us.- Just like us to animals. The Fae work and live by strange rules also ofen nonsensical or obscure to us Just like us to animals. The Fae can easily obtain vast amounts of things we consider rare/precious/desireable, and have no problem with dishing it out wantonly for no other reason than amusement.- Just like us to animals. The Fae sometimes are amused by having us around, but only on their terms and IF it amuses/intrigues them.- Just like us to animals. GUYS, I SENSE A PATTERN.... -they have arcane social conventions and the punishment for not paying the correct respects right is banishment, if you're lucky, and death if you're not -they have wild and unexpected parties where you'd least expect to find them, but if you're bold enough to entertain them they'll feed you and caress you and play with you all night time runs strangely in their realm. their homes are summeriands: warm and bright, no matter the season. there is always fruit on their tables. but not everyone who comes in from the cold is let back out again. -their games are cruel and complex and unfair, but if you can beat them by their own rules you will access riches beyond imagining. sometimes they just fucking fuck with you, the fuckheads -they will absolutely steal your children away. when your children return-if they ever do-they will come back strange. they will know things they shouldn't. they won't know things that they should. your strange children might survive, might even prosper, might take wives and husbands and have children of their own but they will always be marked by their time away from your world. the price for pissing them off is always death. sometimes just you. sometimes your whole community if you are very good, and very smart, and very brave, they will grant your wish. oceaxereturns My eyes just got wider and wider the further down I read. Source:prokopetz #story feels #fae 71,904 notes Humans are the urban fae
Animals, Bad, and Children: 61below
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 lovelylilpup
 prokopetz
 I've seen a lot of videos going around of urban-dwelling critters coming to
 humans for help with various problems, ranging from boxes stuck on their heads
 to young trapped down a storm drain, and it's gotten me to thinking
 On the one hand, it's kind of fascinating that they know to do that.
 On the other hand, setting any questions of how this sort of behaviour must have
 arisen aside for the nonce, does it ever strike you how weird it is that we've got
 a whole collection of prey species whose basic problem-solving script ends with
 the step "if all else fails, go bother one of the local apex predators and maybe
 they'll fix the problem for no reason"?
 roachpatrol
 well, come to think of it, we're at the top of the food chain but we almost
 exclusively hunt and kill prey out in the country
 raccoons and possums and foxes and crows all succeed in an urban
 environment because they're opportunistic and observant. and almost none of
 them would have observed us pounce on one of their species and then start
 eating it, you know? a lot of them would have observed that we scream and
 chase them out of wherever we don't want them to be, but other animals are
 territorial too. but there's a number of situations where humans feed whoever's
 bold enough to take them up on the offer, and we do tend to pull garbage off of
 other animals as soon as they slow down enough for us to catch. 'a human got
 me but nothing bad happened' is a much more frequent thing than 'a human got
 me and tried to eat me
 anyway like, we're masters of our environment, we make weird shit happen all
 the time, we have lots of great food and sometimes we share, and we almost
 never eat someone. it makes sense for urban animals, over the last century or
 so, to just keep an eye out for opportunities to use us, and to pass the habit on
 to their kids.
 tsfennec
 It really is a weird, funny thing. Like yeah, technically they're predators, and they
 get pretty screamy, especially if you try to take any of their stuff... but given the
 chance it seems like they'd rather help us out and sometimes they'll just
 randomly give you food, so???
 I mean, I guess in fairytales and myths we've got our fair share of stories about
 dangerous people/creatures who might well kill you or otherwise ruin your life
 but to whom people nonetheless turn for help in desperate circumstances. So
 it's not like the perspective is exactly a foreign thing to our own mindset, really
 It's just that, y'know, we can't actually go make a deal with the faeries when
 there's something we can't figure out
 Which brings me to an interesting thought about the ubiquitous rule about never
 eating the faery food lest you find yourself forever unsatisfied with anything in
 the human world- and the potential parallels to the dangers of feeding wildlife
 human food lest they become addicted and too tame and dependent to be safe
 for either themselves or us. Hmm.)
 sapphicaquarius
 Okay, but that last bit with the Fae... makes almost perfect sense
 Of the stories I've read, the food of the Fae, its origins and effects, are often
 strange and/or obscure- Just like our food to most animals.
 The Fae are strange beings that seem to know weird things that give them
 power or an edge over us.- Just like us to animals.
 The Fae work and live by strange rules also ofen nonsensical or obscure to us
 Just like us to animals.
 The Fae can easily obtain vast amounts of things we consider
 rare/precious/desireable, and have no problem with dishing it out wantonly for no
 other reason than amusement.- Just like us to animals.
 The Fae sometimes are amused by having us around, but only on their terms
 and IF it amuses/intrigues them.- Just like us to animals.
 GUYS, I SENSE A PATTERN....
 -they have arcane social conventions and the punishment for not paying the
 correct respects right is banishment, if you're lucky, and death if you're not
 -they have wild and unexpected parties where you'd least expect to find them,
 but if you're bold enough to entertain them they'll feed you and caress you and
 play with you all night
 time runs strangely in their realm. their homes are summeriands: warm and
 bright, no matter the season. there is always fruit on their tables. but not
 everyone who comes in from the cold is let back out again.
 -their games are cruel and complex and unfair, but if you can beat them by their
 own rules you will access riches beyond imagining.
 sometimes they just fucking fuck with you, the fuckheads
 -they will absolutely steal your children away. when your children return-if they
 ever do-they will come back strange. they will know things they shouldn't. they
 won't know things that they should. your strange children might survive, might
 even prosper, might take wives and husbands and have children of their own
 but they will always be marked by their time away from your world.
 the price for pissing them off is always death. sometimes just you. sometimes
 your whole community
 if you are very good, and very smart, and very brave, they will grant your wish.
 oceaxereturns
 My eyes just got wider and wider the further down I read.
 Source:prokopetz #story feels #fae
 71,904 notes
Humans are the urban fae

Humans are the urban fae

Target, Tumblr, and Apex: knightsolaireofthesun: babyanimalgifs: MY HEART This creature used to be an apex predator
Target, Tumblr, and Apex: knightsolaireofthesun:

babyanimalgifs:
MY HEART

This creature used to be an apex predator

knightsolaireofthesun: babyanimalgifs: MY HEART This creature used to be an apex predator

Af, Beyonce, and College: MENU Smart people listen to Radiohead and dumb people listen to BeyoncĂ©, according to study BY ALEX YOUNG ON OCTOBER 22, 2014, 3:30PM 0876 0916 0956 0996 1036 1076 1116 1156 1196 1236 276 Lif Wayne Classic Rock Cbldplay Sufjan Stevens Rock Third Eye Blind Snow Patrol Soca Counting Bob Dylan Crows Hip Hop Gospel The Eagles Beyonce Blink 182 U2 Ludacris Jimi The Beatles T. Reggae (Kanye West) Hendrix Radiohead Reggaeton Techno Red Hot Chili Peppers The Used Country。 Outkast Guster Ben Folds Jazz Kelly Clarksorn Rage Against The Machine Beck R& B Tool Phish Oldies 。(Shins The The Grateful Dead Jay-Z Af FACEBOOK TWITTER t TUMBLR REDDIT How does a person's intelligence relate to the type of music they listern to? For the last several years, a software application writer by the name of Virgil Griffith has charted musical tastes based on the average SAT scores of various college institutions. For example, students attending the California Institute of Technology have an average SAT score of 1520. By looking at Facebook to determine the most popular (or "liked") band of students at Cal Tech, Griffith was able to conclude that Radiohead really truly is music for smart people. A highly scientific study, I know simoncowellilluminati: orestian: tomfordvelvetorchid: antiandrogen: mentholrubs: 997: which rick and morty fan did this if sufjan stevens is the apex is smart ppl music I’ll go with being dumb Yhdgajfgsnkgaosgfjaogjkadslfgafd THE IRONY OF SOMEONE THINKING THEY WERE BEING SCIENTIFIC IN DOING THIS This feels racist i 
 i think he’s the geekass white neuroscientist who wrote the wikiedits thing ??? edit: yup same guy who fucking dumbasses are out here listening to ben folds and counting crows
Af, Beyonce, and College: MENU
 Smart people listen to Radiohead and dumb
 people listen to Beyoncé, according to study
 BY ALEX YOUNG ON OCTOBER 22, 2014, 3:30PM
 0876 0916 0956 0996 1036 1076 1116 1156 1196 1236 276
 Lif Wayne
 Classic Rock
 Cbldplay
 Sufjan Stevens
 Rock
 Third Eye Blind
 Snow
 Patrol
 Soca
 Counting
 Bob
 Dylan
 Crows
 Hip Hop
 Gospel
 The Eagles
 Beyonce
 Blink 182
 U2
 Ludacris
 Jimi
 The Beatles
 T.
 Reggae (Kanye West) Hendrix
 Radiohead
 Reggaeton
 Techno
 Red Hot Chili Peppers
 The Used Country。 Outkast
 Guster
 Ben
 Folds
 Jazz
 Kelly
 Clarksorn
 Rage Against
 The Machine
 Beck
 R& B
 Tool
 Phish
 Oldies
 。(Shins
 The
 The Grateful
 Dead
 Jay-Z
 Af
 FACEBOOK TWITTER t TUMBLR
 REDDIT
 How does a person's intelligence relate to the type of music they listern
 to? For the last several years, a software application writer by the name
 of Virgil Griffith has charted musical tastes based on the average SAT
 scores of various college institutions. For example, students attending
 the California Institute of Technology have an average SAT score of
 1520. By looking at Facebook to determine the most popular (or
 "liked") band of students at Cal Tech, Griffith was able to conclude that
 Radiohead really truly is music for smart people. A highly scientific study,
 I know
simoncowellilluminati:

orestian:
tomfordvelvetorchid:

antiandrogen:


mentholrubs:

997:
which rick and morty fan did this
if sufjan stevens is the apex is smart ppl music I’ll go with being dumb

Yhdgajfgsnkgaosgfjaogjkadslfgafd THE IRONY OF SOMEONE THINKING THEY WERE BEING SCIENTIFIC IN DOING THIS


This feels racist 

i 
 i think he’s the geekass white neuroscientist who wrote the wikiedits thing ???

edit: yup same guy

who fucking dumbasses are out here listening to ben folds and counting crows

simoncowellilluminati: orestian: tomfordvelvetorchid: antiandrogen: mentholrubs: 997: which rick and morty fan did this if sufjan steve...

Animals, Arguing, and Books: biologizeable: ponytailwhippingnacho: supaslim: Guys, let me tell you about orcas. Orca whales are mean motherfuckers. They cruise the oceans with only two things in mind: one, having sex, and two, eating every poor fuck they find out there that’s smaller than them. They are such badass motherfuckers that even great white motherfucking sharks don’t dare fuck with them, which in my books, places them above the sperm whale as Biggest Badass of the Ocean. And why don’t sharks bother them, you may wonder? Because orcas fucking learned that if you flip a shark over they go into a sort of coma, so now they do it intentionally so they can eat the motherfucking sharks. Not only that, but orcas have also learned how to hunt sperm whales and motherfucking sea birds. The orca whale lives in a matriarchal pod. Every pod has unique hunting methods and whatnot, which is passed down from parent to offspring- these scary fuckers have formed civilizations. And what do they do for fun, apart from hopping around on the water’s surface and grinning like crazy mofos? They hunt for fun, going so far as to tip over ice floes and beach themselves just for the thrill of killing. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Orca whales are too damn cute and smiley looking to be heartless predators of the sea. Well, let me counter-argue with this photo: THOSE ARE NOT THE TEETH OF A CREATURE THAT WANTS TO BE YOUR FRIEND. Why has nobody mentioned what’s happening in the original gif? This is how orcas hunt - or, it’s one of the ways they do. They have a ton of tricks and techniques they use to fuck up everything below them on the food chain, and that gif portrays my personal favorite. Orcas will literally BEACH THEMSELVES to grab unsuspecting seals (or whatever else happens to be splashing around in the surf) and snarf them down like hot dogs. Yeah, that’s right. This is a 6-ton apex predator, crashing right out of the fucking water to snatch their prey right off the beach. Any other animal that size would get stuck there and die, but do you see that fucker? He fucking wriggles right back into the surf. An orca can get all the way up onto dry land and still manage to wiggle their way back into the water to fuck up more shit on another day. There is literally no other sea-dwelling creature of comparative size with that ability - most sea animals lack the muscular strength to move without enough water supporting their weight. Orcas have also been known to eat moose. Yeah, that’s right. Fucking MOOSE. You don’t fuck with orcas. #BIOLOGIZEABLE  #CONFIRM? YES ABSOLUTELY. Smaller dolphins have also been known to beach themselves like killer whales do for prey. If you want a heck ton of videos on terrifying orca hunting strategies, please refer to this PBS article. And as an addendum, remember that not only do killer whales hunt seals, fish, sharks, and other things smaller than them, they can also take out other whales, like minke, humpback, and even blue whales.
Animals, Arguing, and Books: biologizeable:

ponytailwhippingnacho:

supaslim:

Guys, let me tell you about orcas.
Orca whales are mean motherfuckers. They cruise the oceans with only two things in mind: one, having sex, and two, eating every poor fuck they find out there that’s smaller than them. They are such badass motherfuckers that even great white motherfucking sharks don’t dare fuck with them, which in my books, places them above the sperm whale as Biggest Badass of the Ocean. And why don’t sharks bother them, you may wonder? Because orcas fucking learned that if you flip a shark over they go into a sort of coma, so now they do it intentionally so they can eat the motherfucking sharks. Not only that, but orcas have also learned how to hunt sperm whales and motherfucking sea birds.
The orca whale lives in a matriarchal pod. Every pod has unique hunting methods and whatnot, which is passed down from parent to offspring- these scary fuckers have formed civilizations. And what do they do for fun, apart from hopping around on the water’s surface and grinning like crazy mofos? They hunt for fun, going so far as to tip over ice floes and beach themselves just for the thrill of killing.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Orca whales are too damn cute and smiley looking to be heartless predators of the sea. Well, let me counter-argue with this photo:

THOSE ARE NOT THE TEETH OF A CREATURE THAT WANTS TO BE YOUR FRIEND.

Why has nobody mentioned what’s happening in the original gif?
This is how orcas hunt - or, it’s one of the ways they do. They have a ton of tricks and techniques they use to fuck up everything below them on the food chain, and that gif portrays my personal favorite.
Orcas will literally BEACH THEMSELVES to grab unsuspecting seals (or whatever else happens to be splashing around in the surf) and snarf them down like hot dogs. Yeah, that’s right. This is a 6-ton apex predator, crashing right out of the fucking water to snatch their prey right off the beach. Any other animal that size would get stuck there and die, but do you see that fucker? He fucking wriggles right back into the surf. An orca can get all the way up onto dry land and still manage to wiggle their way back into the water to fuck up more shit on another day. There is literally no other sea-dwelling creature of comparative size with that ability - most sea animals lack the muscular strength to move without enough water supporting their weight.
Orcas have also been known to eat moose. Yeah, that’s right. Fucking MOOSE.
You don’t fuck with orcas.



#BIOLOGIZEABLE  #CONFIRM? 


YES ABSOLUTELY. Smaller dolphins have also been known to beach themselves like killer whales do for prey. If you want a heck ton of videos on terrifying orca hunting strategies, please refer to this PBS article. And as an addendum, remember that not only do killer whales hunt seals, fish, sharks, and other things smaller than them, they can also take out other whales, like minke, humpback, and even blue whales.

biologizeable: ponytailwhippingnacho: supaslim: Guys, let me tell you about orcas. Orca whales are mean motherfuckers. They cruise the oc...