back bat

So my dad used to teach human evolution at the University of Minnesota, right? And his favorite thing was discussing Native American cultures and bashing misogyny. 

So he’d start off class by going “Raise your hand if you think you know why men hunted and women stayed back in the settlements” and most kids would raise their hands. He’d list off a few various reasons and kids would slowly start participating. Then he’d go “How many of you think it’s because men are stronger” and of course most of the males would raise their hands with a few girls. He’d then proceed to rip apart the patriarchal views they had all been taught. “No,” he’d say, “It’s because if five men went out and three or two came back no one would bat an eye. They’d grieve sure, but society would go on. Now if five women went out and three or two came back you know what would happen? Society would collapse.”

And it was true. For many Native American cultures the only reason women did what they did was because the men couldn’t do it. We are (usually) taught a twisted, self-aggrandizing form of history despite evidence suggesting the complete opposite of it. 

anonymous asked:

I once found a bat in my kitchen. Like, not flying around or hanging upside down just chilling on the countertop. Had no fuckin idea what to do, so I opened some windows and went for a walk. When I came back, instead of a bat, $20 was on the counter.

i dont even know how to respond to this besides that this is one of the best paranormal experiences ive ever heard

So, let’s try an AU where the bats are complete isolationists.

I mean, they’ve had contact with the world outside Gotham and villains outside Gotham, but they’ve completely and totally avoided other heroes.

So, There’s a Justice League, but no Watchtower.

There’s a Teen Titans, but without the Robins.

There’s a Red Hood, but no Outlaws.

Tim’s Young Justice never existed because they just joined the Titans.

No one is allowed in Gotham - meta or not. Gotham is theirs.

So, you have all the other heroes and then you have the Bats.

And, frankly, the other heroes are a little wary of the bats. They have no idea who they are or what they’re capable of?

They’re from Gotham - they live in Gotham and take care of Gotham and Gotham is one of the most dangerous cities in America, if not the world. Gotham’s villains are crazy. 

And if the bats are taking care of that, then they have to be… well, pretty dangerous. No one wants to cross them. And even though they want to find out what their powers are, no one wants to risk going into Gotham after that time Superman tried it and came out 5 minute later with a sliver of kryptonite embedded in his arm (just because no one knows about the bats, doesn’t mean the bats don’t now about everybody.)

And then comes the moment when the bats have to break their isolation.

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damn capes always getting in the way of memes!

merle absolutely has one of those “oh i’m gay” moments while he and davenport are out camping 

he went off to get dry firewood while davenport sets up and he comes back to davenport setting up camp, the fire is going…it’s low but enough to rly put a glow on him and merle kinda stands there for a minute…davenport looks rly nice in this light, he never rly noticed how rich the brown of his eyes were and then. davenport looks up from the fire and smiles and him….and merle’s heart’s beating loud in his ears. that’s when it hit him for the first time, his ears are burning and his face is definitely red, but davenport doesnt seem to notice as they settle down for the night

When Tim knew he was going to die in the second wave of drones he told Bruce to tell Dick, Jason, Damian, Alfred, and all of them how sorry he is, how much they meant to him. 

He says Jason second. He and Jason have come so far that Jason merited being mentioned in what he thought were his last words.  

Their progression from Jason hating Tim and wanting him dead, to working together as a team, to trusting and respecting each other is so beautiful. 

madamateur  asked:

..... like can you explain me bat's back legs??? Are they actually backwards?

Simplified answer: yes. Look at the bat below- the bottoms of her feet are facing forwards and her knees pointing backwards.

Longer answer: Compared to other mammals, the legs of bats are rotated 90-180 degrees in the hip socket at rest (depending on the species). However, all bats hold their legs out from their body facing backwards while flying, because their legs are a crucial component of their wing.

They also use the membrane between their legs to scoop up bugs. This would be impossible if their knees bent in the other direction.

Below are a couple of bat embryos which do a good job of demonstrating how whack their legs are (try to imitate this pose, if you dare).

To really see how stupid their pelvises and legs have become, just look at a bat skeleton…

…and compare it to the skeleton of an animal that makes sense, like a shrew.

Some species of bats can pull their legs up alongside their body to crawl, in kind of a frog-pose, though because of their pelvis shape they can’t pull them far enough underneath their body to lift their stomachs off the ground, and are forced to walk using an awkward sideways shuffle, or if their legs are extra pathetic, a sort of breaststroke using their wings to push off the ground.

Vampire bats are among the only bats to have evolved an upright walk, with their feet pointing backwards.

New Zealand short-tailed bats are the other expert walkers, though they evolved a completely different gait than the vampire bat, with their feet positioned more sideways like awkward little ducks.

In summary, bat legs are Goofy As Fuck and I adore them.

Okay but what if

the vampires in ONS could shapeshift into bats, but Mika’s never liked it/practiced it because it reminds him of how inhuman he is now, so he essentially has no idea how to do it. Which is all well and dandy, until one day something happens where he gets startled and then just suddenly…
There’s a small fluffy golden bat where Mika used to be and he has no idea how to shapeshift back (or how to bat in general really), so until they can contact someone who can help him or he figures it out himself the squad has to deal with a Mika that is very much still aware of what’s going on but is now in the form of a tiny fluffy flying rodent who hisses at anyone who isn’t Yuu and generally spends most of his time trying to communicate with them in some way (and failing)

Park Chanyeol//Liquid Truth

Summary: You and Chanyeol go way back, and are best friends. It’s become routine for you to come over to the dorms whenever you have a fight with your boyfriend, but lately, he’s been pissed off at you, and you’re not quite sure why.
Scenario: angst, fluff
Word Count: 6,917

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some dumb junker: *takes a bat to one of Roadhog’s knee, the bat comes back slightly bent*

Roadhog, who didn’t even feel it: *shoots him in the face*

Junkrat: “That was a good one, mate!” *smooshes himself onto Roadhog’s belly*

Roadhog: *knees tremble a bit*

y’all we were so blessed in 2014 we should not have taken it for granted we got candids literally almost EVERYDAY, taylor was THRIVING on here, she was ‘going to the GYM’ and serving LOOKS. now look!! this year we have nothing!!!!! where has she been???? walmart???? KFC???? has she gotten a car wash???? idk!!!!!!! she doesn’t want us to know anything and i quite frankly am tired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!