and the earth survived without them

satan-i-swear-i-was-invited  asked:

But what if aliens did evolve without natural selection like we did and end up being peace loving. Dose that mean the first species that lived survived. If so what would they think of the millions of extinct animal and plants we have or had on this planet? And how we had a hand in a lot of them....

Honestly, I have trouble comprehending how something could evolve without natural selection–like, did everything survive? On a stable planet without much weather variation, maybe reproduction was rarer than on earth but based on some environmental factor…so an entire species that reproduces asexually, I guess? I don’t have the science education or imagination to figure out where either of us was going with this.

anonymous asked:

Rosy, I'm so puzzled. Bellarke hurts my brain (and I have six years of college + grad school under my belt and have read way too many scholarly journals, so I don't consider myself an idiot). I was an English major to boot, so I love unpacking narrative structure. Anyway, this "steering away" thing. B has watched C come on to him - at least at Unity Day and with the hand nuzzle. Those were flat-out come-ons. C has watched him move heaven and earth to save her from Roan, seen him flirt with 1/3

Her in the bunker/guns scene, watched him blatantly defy her attempt to tackle Emerson alone. He knows she trusts him - she’s told him. She knows he won’t want to survive the apocalypse without her - he’s told her. They constantly touched plus flirted with some frequency in S1. That oh-my-God-you’re-not-dead-after-dropship-fire hug thing had them both realizing–“Oh hey, this isn’t *quite* so platonic!” I think I like hugging you. Octavia knew. Roan knows. Murphy knows. Monty knows. L knew. 2/3 Finn was jealous of it. Kane & Indra & Pike witnessed his freak outs. ALIEAbby uses B against C. ALIERaven says he’s devoted. So what are they so confused about? They’re smart cookies. She KNEW he wanted to confess bc he thought they won’t see each other again. That’s why she stopped him. She KNOWS. And he knows - she hand-nuzzled him. She saved him from Roan’s army single-handedly. Yeah, L prison scene confession. Yeah Niylarke. Whatever. 1 shot of moonshine + dark corridor, & it’s on.

Why do you think I’m the captain of #teamfuckingkissalready!  Because they’re STUPID. Yes she likes you. Yes he likes you. They’re so scared of love and their own feelings and being rejected that they won’t do anything. 

And the story itself is being drawn out because… oh…. someone once accused me of thinking the show was The Bellarke Show (probably because I accused them of watching the CLxa show and they don’t know how to argue without saying ‘i’m rubber you’re glue everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you,’) and I stopped myself from saying “no I don’t.”

BECAUSE IT IS THE BELLARKE SHOW. This show is ABOUT BELLARKE. It’s about the development from antagonists to partners to friends to a kind of marriage that goes beyond romance. They are two sides of one coin.They are yin yang. 

So why are we not getting a stupid kiss yet? What’s a kiss? Nothing!

BECAUSE IT’S NOT NOTHING FOR BELLARKE.

My new theory is that Bellarke is the parable of the rebirth of humanity. And we’re not getting romantic, established Bellarke until they are ready to start rebuilding society. Which should be next season, actually, after the last of humanity is wiped out so they can start over. 

I think we’ll see some canon movement towards romantic bellarke this season because look at that, azgeda, trikru, flokru, even trishanakru are all getting on to the same team as sky crew. 

This story they are telling is a stupid mythological origin story.

ALL I WANT IS SOME GODDAMN NOOKIE.

I did not ask for this. 

(well fine I kinda did, but OMG they’re killing me)

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#TifaWeek Favorite Bond/Relationship
Cloud and Tifa: The Man Who Loves Tifa | Tifa is a 恋人

Through everything, through that night that Cloud followed Tifa out to the mountains, through the seven day coma waiting anxiously for Tifa to wake up, through the stars in the sky overhead as they shared a promise etched into his heart to be her hero, through countless days apart reading newspapers or staring up at the stars, wondering where and when and how long they’d be apart. Flames engulfed their first reunion, deep waters of the lifeblood of the earth drenched them in their second. Fated meetings on rainy days at run down train stops in the slums. A single memory of long ago untainted, untouched. Fallen comrades and realized dreams. Reunions and Final Moments. All they have endured, and all they have survived. A night of fate beneath a blanket of stars love expressed without words blossoms between the hero and the heroine always meant to be together. A family, a future, a home, the place where he is meant to live, that something warm she was after, together is where they belong, together is where they are complete.

OC “Most Likely To”

(original post)

1. most likely to clean up everybody’s crap without asking
Kay.

2. most likely to get in a fight
Bel? Not on purpose. Maybe Lorelei.

3. most likely to fall asleep literally anywhere
Pandora.

4. most likely to get a crap-ton of tattoos
Micarda. Though Kay and Aiden are close seconds.

5. most likely to get a really crappy tattoo and immediately regret it
Bel.

6. most likely to survive the zombie apocalypse
I mean, most of them really, but Pandora. She’d just nope out of living on Earth.

7. most likely to be two hours late to their own event
… Probably Kay. He’s most likely to have an event, and most likely to be waylaid on the way to any given place by terrible things.

8. most likely to flirt to get what they want
Kay.

9. most likely to laugh at a funeral
Aiden.

10. most likely to look really good in a kilt
Kay. Though only because he has Striking Looks.

11. most likely to steal free samples
Bel.

12. most likely to take selfies at inappropriate times
Eri.

13. most likely to ruin everything
Pandora. It’s right there in the name.

14. most likely to have a shotgun wedding
… None? Sketch I guess.

15. most likely to laugh until they cry
Aiden.

16. most likely to get into an argument with an animal
Tsuna. Most likely to bargain with an animal is Aiden.

17. most likely to use any and all excuses to take off articles of clothing
Kay?

18. most likely to prank call people
Bel.

19. most likely to binge-watch Netflix for absurd lengths of time
Adrienne.

20. most likely to sing better than expected
Aiden would be the best singer, but Kay would be better than expected… So hiim I guess?

21. most likely to get attacked by a bird
Characters get attacked by birds a surprising amount. Eri. Adrienne. Tsuna. Probably Micarda. Lorelei may not have, but she would just from being a vampire.

22. most likely to sleepwalk/talk
Bel.

23. most likely to drop obscure references nobody understands
AR1, obscure Jedi references count right?

24. most likely to go to a party just for the food
Bel.

25. most likely to make questionable fashion decisions
Bel.

26. most likely to be talented in surprising ways
Sketch.

27. most likely to listen to one song for four days in a row
Adrienne.

28. most likely to eat cake for breakfast
None really… Pandora I guess.

29. most likely to go bridge/cliff-jumping
Aiden.

30. most likely to have had an embarrassing middle-school emo phase
Adrienne.

think about this next time you play destiny.

Imagine after all that has happened, the Traveler decides to leave us behind and go find a new planet. the darkness follows and wipes alot of guardians out. the remaining Guardians try to leave their destroyed earth behind in search of the traveler. without the Traveler, guardians can no longer be revived so they create machines in the shape of the traveler duer to their undying faith in the traveler and that machine continues to supply them with the light they need to survive.

Then as you finally find the traveler, you find that it has also raised a new army, and that army is made up of the long dead. the army kills your people with no second thoughts. the army does not question the motives, they just kill. they rip you apart and destroy every last legend you knew. 

that is what destiny looks like from the perspective of the Fallen. or should i say

the Eliskni.

someday, when you’re older
and don’t scare as easy,
i’ll tell you the story of my big brother.
some knew him as a criminal
some knew him as a king

for me, he was just a boy
dusted with freckles and eyes darker than the night
his smile is my first memory,
shining through the cracks of the floor
that i called home for sixteen years
all those years, and he was my only sunshine

he was the bravest of them all,
his blood and my blood
forged from the same kind of storm
and i know he would walk to the edge of the earth
just to remind me that i always had a home

he told me once that his life didn’t start
until the day i was born,
and that was the day i knew
that when my brother is gone,
the world will be flatter
when his light flickers out,
the air will be a little colder

i can survive this world without him,
he is the one that taught me to be strong
(but that doesn’t meant i want to).

—  ode to bellamy blake, from his baby sister
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Home, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There’s a reason why this prison is the worst hell on earth. Hope. Every man who has ventured here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So easy. So simple. And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So, as I terrorize Gotham, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive so that you can watch them clamoring over each other to stay in the sun. You can watch me torture an entire city and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill Ra’s al Ghul’s destiny. We will destroy Gotham and then, when it is done and Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die.

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Where am I?

Home. Where I learned the truth about despair. As will you. There is a reason that this prison is the worst hell on earth- hope. Every man who has rotted here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So simple. So easy. And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water for uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So as I terrorize Gotham, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive so you can watch them clamber over each other to stay in the sun. You will watch as I torture an entire city to cause you pain you thought you could never feel again. Then, when you have truly understood the depths of your failure, we will fulfil Ra’s Al Ghul’s destiny. We will destroy Gotham. And when it is done, and Gotham is… ashes… then you have my permission to die.

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AVENGERS #0

The kickoff to the All-New AVENGERS line begins here, with new stories of the ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS, SQUADRON SUPREME, A-FORCE, NEW AVENGERS, ULTIMATES and UNCANNY AVENGERS! Someone is carefully studying the movements of the Avengers and those in their orbit—but do they mean to harm, or help? Find out the first clues in this special launch issue!

NEW AVENGERS #1 & 2

EVERYTHING IS NEW. In the wake of SECRET WARS, the old order changeth - and Bobby DaCosta, Sunspot, is just the man to changeth it. Welcome to AVENGERS IDEA MECHANICS - a super-scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow’s heroes… today! America doesn’t want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t know what to do with them! But Earth might not survive without… the NEW AVENGERS!

most common mutations by flight:

  • earth - unusual shine and toughness in scales, rather like gemstones or metal plating
  • fire - unusually high metabolism resulting in high body temperature and quick/thorough recovery without magic (which galls plague to no end). also they keep being on fire.
  • water - fins, gills, webbed hands/feet/paws/whatever
  • wind - feathers, feathery antennae
  • ice - fur, commonly manes
  • lightning - bioluminescence, you’d think this would be light, but no. it’s lightning.
  • shadow - additional eyes, especially on the face or hands
  • light - multiple wings
  • nature - unusually translucent skin/membranes that contain chlorophyll, enabling them to survive on light and water
  • plague - extra teeth, spurs, spines, anything pointy and threatening, they probably have it
  • arcane - multiple arms, the more impossible it should be to fit them on one torso the better

Alexis Glass, Crisis Counselor, shares her story:  

One of the most powerful events in my life took place on my couch. My dog was in my lap, soft and fast asleep. From my living room, I texted with a stranger during what they assumed to be their last hour on Earth. As a Crisis Counselor with the organization Crisis Text Line, I was able to support them in their darkest moment and help them to safety.

Just a few years prior, I found myself in a similar place. I was alone and afraid of facing my pain without anyone who could understand.  It felt like facing a tsunami - tall, wide, and inescapable. I was alive, but the reality of this deep, dark loneliness made me wonder: how do I keep going? How do I outrun and survive this?

I did what I could - I swam. I searched for anyone to give me a reason why I should not sink. What I found instead was myself. I was swimming, I was breathing, I was fighting to live. I started to count the small victories, like getting out of bed or walking outside. In small steps, I started to find out just what living means for me.

In 2015, I saw a post on Tumblr about Crisis Text Line. It felt like a calling or a sign to give back to those who felt as lonely, scared and anxious as I once had.

I applied online, went through the background check, and completed the 34 hour online training. (There were lots of quizzes, role plays, and live observations, content about depression, anxiety, suicide and much more. We learned how to help others move from an overwhelming moment to a cool and present moment.) Bottomline: being a Crisis Counselor means helping someone work through moments of anger, frustration, sadness, and pain. Then, empower them to make plans for their own safety.

Crisis Text Line volunteers are students, parents, siblings, and more. Crisis Counselors come far and wide, with all types of experiences, looking to share a major passion: helping others in a time of need.

Being a Crisis Counselor has let me talk to hundreds of people with unique stories, and has reminded me that goodness and hope still exist. This experience has taught me that humans are strong. I am a witness to strength when there seems to be no hope and to courage when there seems to be no other option. Being a Crisis Counselor has taught me more about living in the moment. We cannot change the past, and we do not know the future.

There is this moment.

And this one.

And this one too.

You are alive, and you are present.

We have these moments to make a decision and save lives.

If you’re ready to join me as a Crisis Counselor, visit www.crisistextline.org/volunteer for our volunteer application.

And, if you are in pain, thousands of us around the country are waiting for you with open arms….and fingers.

- Alexis Glass

It’s my birthday today, which might not be a big deal to other people.. but it’s the first time in a very long time I’ve actually felt like it was something to acknowledge. I’ve survived 22 years on this earth today thanks to some pretty strong people in my life who are constantly reminding me how much I mean to them and let me know that they’ll always be there for me. As someone who is out as trans in an unaccepting family and has been battling with mental illness and self-esteem issues for years, its definitely something I need to hear. So shout out to them because without their support I honestly wouldn’t be here right now.

I just realized something

You know what? Peridot’s influence has been saving the Earth from the beginning, although unintentionally.

Her mission was to check on the cluster. Not activate it. Even without her, it would eventually have emerged and destroyed the planet. If Peridot hadn’t been sent to Earth, she wouldn’t have met the Crystal Gems. She wouldn’t have called for reinforcements. She wouldn’t have gotten stranded. She wouldn’t have teamed up with the Crystal Gems for the sake of survival. She would never have told them about the cluster. They would have never found out about the cluster. They would never stop the cluster. The Earth would suddenly be destroyed.

The Crystal Gems owe Yellow Diamond a favour, really, for sending Peridot their way.

Originally posted by azteco

For most of history, nothing much happens.

There were a lot of things that could be described as cool, but hardly important. Universes that contain supernovas are better than those without, all else equal, but it’s not like stars or the explosions thereof have minds or desires. They’re not significant except as really awesome backdrop.

And then we’ve got a total of one (1) known exception. Not that Earth hasn’t been unimportant most of the time too, but it does happen to be the site of literally all known ends-in-themselves. If some human—any human—were transported to the Archaean eon, and somehow survived there, they could rightly do whatever benefitted them: there would be exactly one person worth caring about. The world would not literally revolve around them, but figuratively you bet it would.

That’s not true anymore. Not because people became expendable or anything. It’s just that now we have seven billion of these beings that outweigh an entire empty universe.

So that’s what I’m thinking of when GiveDirectly announces that they’re testing universal income. Meeting the basic needs of thousands of the most important anythings ever, as a step toward this being done for everyone.

Sure, maybe it’s just because of a lack of competition, but this is literally good news on a cosmic scale.