"i’m not a feminist i just support equality" is 99% of the time code for "i support everyone shutting the fuck up about oppressive systems for the illusion of peace so i don’t have to feel guilty about my benefit from them and my reluctance to effect changes that begin with me"
"they’re just a character"
gently takes your hand
leads you outside
lets go of your hand
goes back inside
locks the door
mouths “fuck you” from the window
Been tinkering with the idea of a Monster Hunter monster version of Charizard. Maybe I’ll flesh this idea out more someday. You should pretend this this is like leaked concept art for Pokemonster Hunter if you show it to someone.
one piece is dumb because they spend 500 episodes looking for one piece when they can just go to kfc and get a 3 piece combo w/ 2 sides for 5.99
My native black American friend*, also going places
i’d team up with him in the Hunger Games
this whole video is wild…
Where the video at
keepin this nigga for the zombie apocalypse
lmao at the last comment
Geoff has mastered the Dad Guilt Trip
There. Fixed that for you.
One of the prevailing myths about people who appreciate taxidermy (or even create it) is that we hate animals and want to see the environment burn (or only have it preserved for our benefit). Nothing could be further from the truth. While yes, there are hunters and organizations whose agenda is only “MORE DEER AND ELK FOR US!!!!” there are also plenty of us who hunt, fish, trap, collect/create taxidermy/etc. and who consider ourselves to be dedicated environmentalists for the environment’s sake. When you spend enough time immersed in nature, it’s easy to become enamored of it.
However, human relationships are complex, to include our relationships with non-human beings. A person who hunts to be able to have truly free-range meat to feed themselves (and families, in many cases) doesn’t necessarily disregard the seriousness of taking a life. I know hunters who still do (or have revived) rituals of thanks for the life of the animal. And those of us who work with taxidermy and other similar arts aren’t just out to slaughter all the poor little bunnies to stuff them and put them on our mantles. Taxidermists are artists trying to capture the lifelike qualities of a now-deceased animal, not because they hate them, but because they appreciate them.
My own art for the past 15+ years has centered on reclaiming hides and bones, including things like old fur and leather coats, damaged taxidermy, etc. I create art that is meant to honor those remains and turn them into something sacred, rather than a trophy or status symbol. And I’ve always donated part of the money I made to nonprofits that benefit wildlife and their habitats, like the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Nature Conservancy, among many others down the years. This is my alchemy: to take the remains of the dead and turn them into funds to help the living.
And being supported by my art also gives me the schedule flexibility to do other pro-environment actions. I’ve adopted a half mile beach along he Columbia River, downstream from Portland, that I clean about once a month, and where I also monitor the water, plants and animals, and other features, and I’ll be learning to take water samples later this spring, too. I do other volunteering as well, like invasive species removal and tree planting.
So while yes, there are people who fit the stereotype in the original comic, it is far from the truth that we all are like that. The assumption otherwise falls right into the “false dilemma fallacy”, where there are supposedly only two possible, black and white choices. I feel environmental activism in general could do with less of that and more acceptance of diversity in its ranks.
For more reading of my thoughts on this matter:
Animals, Activism and Dialectics - more on that false dilemma fallacy
Eating, Wearing, and Hugging Animals: Or, Why Omnivores and Taxidermists Have Feelings - does what it says on the tin
You guys, the casting for Annie isn’t racist. It’s just that Quvenzhané Wallis was the best actress out there to play that role.