fear extinction

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”All the anxiety we bear with us, all our thwarted dreams, the incomprehensible cruelty, our fear of extinction, the painful insight into our earthly condition, have slowly eroded our hope of an other-wordly salvation. The howl of our faith and doubt against the darkness and silence, is one of the most awful proofs of our abandonment and our terrified, unuttered knowledge.“

Persona (1966) Dir. Ingmar Bergman

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Unfortunately, the sea otter’s remarkable fur has also been the main source of its troubles.  Once known as the “sea beaver” because of the value and economic importance of its pelt, sea otters were hunted throughout their range by multiple nations beginning in the 18th century when a crew of Russian sailors discovered sea otters while shipwrecked in the Commander Islands.   By the beginning of the 20th century, a single sea otter pelt was worth over a thousand dollars.  By that same time, perhaps only 1000 to 2000 otters remained in the wild, and fear of their extinction led Russian, Canada, the US, and Japan, to sign a treaty outlawing the trade in otter fur.  Now, only indigenous peoples of the United States are allowed to hunt sea otters, and the resulting rebound of the population has been considered one of the greatest successes in the history of marine conservation.

anonymous asked:

I'm looking for a Marriage law fic, I think this was set after hogwarts, and features a virgin Hr. They had a time limit to consumate their wedding, so during the honey moon DM asks HG to drink a lust potion cause he refuses to force her, and they were running out of time

We found this one, but it’s set in 7th year:

How to Play the Baby Game in 365 Days By: little miss moonlight - M,  25 chapters -
AU 7th year,the Minister has decided to pass a law to prevent his fear of Wizarding Extinction by passing a last minute law. This allows for the most unlikely, forced, couples to marry within 2 weeks and at least one baby within the year. Main paring HGDM

-gumwouldbperfection

anonymous asked:

Do you think Marius was jelous when Armand was hooking up with that english lord? Because I think he was, which is curious because he didn't have a problem with him fooling around with the half of Venice

Marius is one of our more Problematic™ characters in canon, so take every discussion about him and his treatment of Armand/Amadeo with a huge truckload of salt and patience, bc there are some strong opinions out there.

Marius knew about Armand (known then as “Amadeo”) and Lord Harlech. He might have been jealous, but didn’t say so in TVA, only that he was worried for Amadeo’s safety:

“He has quite the reputation, your English lord, slamming down his knife on the board in any tavern he chooses. Do you have to consort with common murderers? You have a nonpareil here when it comes to those who take life.”

@auburnandamberangel, @sheepskeleton@amadeo-child-of-the-renaissance@faceofabotticelliangel, @annabellioncourt@vraik, and @anton-mordrid would all probably have better answers for this… anyone is invited to reblog/comment and add their thoughts.

The main difference I see is that Marius gave Amadeo the autonomy and independence to make his own choices in this regard, and Amadeo was more rebelling against Marius in his fling w/ Lord Harlech than furthering his sexcapades education. It turned out that LH was bonkers, got all weird and overly possessive and wanted to kidnap Amadeo… it was a bad breakup.

[X, @cloudsinvenice said: I’m thinking Armand when he fights Lord Harlech, personally.]

There’s some debate about why Marius sent Amadeo around for all those sexual escapades and I always read it as part of Marius’ full-rounded education deal that he wanted Amadeo to have; to have experienced all the good things in life that can be humanly experienced, and to show him that physical intimacy doesn’t have to be the horrible experience it was when Amadeo was kept in the brothels. Not necessarily the best cure for a sexually abused child/teenager but Marius was probably thinking of it as exposure therapy:

Exposure therapy is a technique in behavior therapy used to treat anxiety disorders. It involves the exposure of the patient to the feared object or context without any danger, in order to overcome their anxiety and/or distress. Procedurally it is similar to the fear extinction paradigm in rodent work. 

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Exposure therapy is a technique in behavior therapy intended to treat anxiety disorders. It involves the exposure of the patient to the feared object or context without any danger, in order to overcome their anxiety. Procedurally it is similar to the fear extinction paradigm in rodent work. Numerous studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in the treatment of anxiety disorders such as PTSD and specific phobias. It is also very closely related to exposure and response prevention, a method widely used for the treatment of obsessive–compulsive disorder.

You are Skolas. Kell of Kells. Leader of a lost and disbanded house. A race long forgotten in the storm. In a short time you led an entire kingdom on its knees. Now you are imprisoned once again. Awaiting your own execution.

You have been taken.

You are free now. Free of the scrapyard and the light that kept you there. Free of reefs watch and the travelers minions that wants to rip your arms off like a dreg.

Breathe. Taste the sweet smell of freedom.

But what happened? How did you die? Who was your executioner? Who brought you here?

Will. Pure will brought you here. The will to complete what you have started.

You are committed to fulfill the role that the prophecy foretold, to reunited your kind from the great cataclysm, to band the houses into one and honor the ways of the old. You feared extinction so you fight on to keep existing.

But the light thought otherwise. The same light that separated your ancestors has come to break you. To destroy your legacy and separate the fallen once again, you retaliated but you have failed.

Fight, fight on and bring the houses back to one.

This knife is for you. It is shaped like [Reconcile]. Pick it up.

No longer shall you be in shackles, trapped in a rusting prison.
No longer shall the fallen bicker and fight like rabid wolves.
No longer shall the light take away your life and perverse you for their needs.

Take the knife. Reunite the Fallen. Take your new shape.

anonymous asked:

So if werewolf/human offspring's are always werewolves, I can see some humans forming hate groups or even going as far as hunting guilds. I would say they would do this not only of the fear of GIANT WOLVES, but a greater fear of possibly going extinct. And those that breed (or even date) werewolves would have the same or even worst fate if caught.

werewolves try their utmost best to pass of as 100% human so their existance isn’t widely aknowledged by people. Those few who form relationships with humans are very cautious about revealing their true forms to their partners and when they do it’s usually kept a secret between them. I imagine there might be a few small groups of like ““nerds”“ who obsess about werewolves and likewise some small niche hate groups that consist of like, farmers who claim to have spotted giant wolves but nothing large scale since many people don’t believe in their existance.

Veganism, the Holocaust, and Jewish American values

There are a lot of poorly-executed, insensitive, shock-value goyische white vegan marketing that attempts to capitalize on human suffering such as the Holocaust to guilt people into cutting meat out of their diet without examining their relationship to other issues. It’s offensive and embarrassing, which makes it difficult for me to discuss how my relationship to the Holocaust created the impetus for my veganism.

I grew up in a reform Jewish home. My religious upbringing was centered around social justice, moral courage. But it was also thoroughly colored by the pervasive fear of Jewish extinction that made a study of the Holocaust pretty central as well.

A big part of my motivation to become vegan (after a decade of on-again, off-again lacto-ovo vegetarianism) was the desire to bring my life practices in line with my — I don’t want to say beliefs because that makes it seem esoteric or arcane, but just like, my basic moral understanding of the world.

And a lot of my sense of why it was important to do that wasn’t because of a feeling about animals or even about social justice, but because of studying German history and the Holocaust. A quote that has always stuck with me from my professor from a class called “Holocaust Theology”: “The most alarming thing about the Holocaust is that the Nazi condition is a subset of the human condition”. That was the first time I’d approached the Holocaust from the point of view of looking for something of myself in the perpetrators, rather than just the victims. 

In my experience as a child of the 90s, and specifically as an American Jew growing up two generations post-Holocaust, is that when people talk or think about it, they empathize with the victims. People think of victims with pity and fear and think “there but for the grace of God go I” but no one wants to look at the Nazis and think that same thing. They don’t think about the fact that people very easily become complicit in wrongdoing when it’s normalized, and that a lot of work and courage and vigilance goes into following one’s own moral compass instead of just going along with the current.

And so I realized that the willingness to rationalize something that, when you’re honest with yourself really makes you morally uneasy, that’s the thing that made a nation of people no more awful or evil than any other one, able to tolerate and enable horrible things. To live a truly good, morally consistent life begins with a refusal to tolerate that little twinge of moral dissonance.

An ethical society is one that instills that lesson, but unfortunately that’s not part of whatever passes for American values.

anonymous asked:

Marriage law which takes place 7th/8th year of Hogwarts and includes pregnancy? And not just pregnant the last 2 chapters? Also... any marriage law with Harry/Pansy side pairing?

The Silk Thread By: LoverGurrl411 - M, WIP - Dumbledore’s dead, the ministry’s desperate and crumbling around them, and war is on the horizon-but the only war that truly matters has yet to begin: the war of hearts. In between silence and hatred lies a twisted desire that will either consume them, or help them survive Voldemort’s rise to power together. Marriage Law Fic. AU Seventh Year. HBP Compliant.

The Marriage Law By: fanofdenial - T, WIP - The ministry enacts a marriage law to repopulate after the war. Hermione Granger gets paired with Draco Malfoy. Will this ever be a love, not hate-filled relationship? Dramione!

Married to a Mudblood By: MrDarling - M, WIP - Marriage law story-Both Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy are forced into a marriage contract that is enforced upon the Wizarding World. They are also going back to Hogwarts to complete their final year there and become head boy and girl. How are they going to cope with married life and school life? Read and Review-still writing.

Unity By: PalmettoBlue  - M, 22 chapters - Follows our favorites in the 8th year & Marriage law. “Don’t you get it, Granger? We will belong to each other.” EWE. Disclaimer: I don’t own anything related to the HP universe.

How to Play the Baby Game in 365 Days By: little miss moonlight - M, 25 chapters - AU 7th year,the Minister has decided to pass a law to prevent his fear of Wizarding Extinction by passing a last minute law. This allows for the most unlikely, forced, couples to marry within 2 weeks and at least one baby within the year. Main paring HGDM

Can We Make It By: JenJenSon - M, 24 chapters, Words: 72, 050 - The trio is going back to Hogwarts to complete their 7th year after the final battle. Unfortunately the Ministry have decided to employ a Marriage Law and their lives are thrown off course again… 1st fic so give it a chance. Lemons/EWE/VERY OOC,NO DRAMA

One Hell of a Year By: Emeraldserpent36 - M, 22 chapters - The wizarding world desperatley needs to address their depleted population but this isn’t good news for the 8thyears at Hogwarts.They’re given partners and have to concieve a child in a week.What will happen when Draco Malfoy takes Hermione’s virginity?

House Unity By: PhoenixSpirit10500 - T, 35 chapters - What on earth does the Ministry of Magic think it’s doing… coupling everyone in the 6th and 7th years to, what? ‘Unite the houses’ I’ve never heard of anything more ridiculous. Draco/Hermione. Marriage Law Fic with a twist. Complete.

- Lisa

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Why I’m a White Nationalist (14 Reasons)


Here are my 14 reasons why I am a White/European Nationalist. White Nationalism is merely the concept of promoting White identity and advocating White interests, it has nothing to do with supremacy or hatred. You cannot let an ideology be defined by its enemies.




1. I believe in our right to exist as a distinct people and take pride in our identity, as I do for all races
2. The beauty of White women must not be allowed to perish from the earth.
3. The idea of White children being vastly outnumbered by non-Whites in their ancient homeland breaks my heart.
4. I fear extinction more than I fear being labelled ‘racist’ ‘bigot’ ‘fascist’ ‘nazi’ etc.
5. I want my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to look like me.
6. I am sick of having European identity stolen by outsiders.
7. All cultures and people are not equal, some pose a direct threat to my people.
8. I hate feeling like a foreigner in my own country.
9. I hate seeing the ethnic replacement of all European people in our ancestral land.
10. I owe it to my ancestors to safeguard what countless generations of our people fought and died to defend.
11. I have not fallen for the anti-White propaganda that is pushed by media, schools, government etc.
12. All unique species and sub-species need their own territory to survive. White people are forbidden to have their own living space, we are forced to have ‘Diversity.’
13. I reject the New World Order of a single race, single government, John Lennon styled dystopia.
14. I love my family and my race is my extended genetic family, I will always put the interests of my people first.
Music used: Tree Of Life | Final Hope

Up until now, you have been unaware of what you can be aware of.
It is as if you’ve been living in a cave, lacking even a candle.
Now, Wu Hsin invites you to discover an extraordinary way
of no longer overlooking what is so obvious.
Understand what is happening.
Does there exist any one to either talk or listen, or
is there only Functioning of which talking and listening are aspects?
The Unconfinable which is in you, is speaking to you, through Wu Hsin.
It is telling you that there is no inner and outer.
Inner and outer demand the body be the point of reference.
But you are without circumference, Being Conscious Presence.
What is Being?
Being is existence without attributes.
Being is effortless whereas being some one is strenuous.
What is Consciousness?
Consciousness is awareness of duality.
It is Knowing.
What is Presence?
Presence is that which never moves from now-here to then-there.
It arises out of total absence.
What must you remember in order to be?
Memory is only necessary to be something particular.
Wanting two conflicting things at the same time makes you neurotic.
You don’t want to grow old and you don’t want to die young.
You’re held hostage by the existential fear of self extinction.
Why don’t you identify with that which never ages and never dies?
The old identity dies when the ‘I am this’ dies.
Do it right now!
Why wait for death?
Just retrace all the steps you took to arrive where you are and
see for yourself.
—  Wu Hsin
Up until now, you have been unaware of what you can be aware of.
It is as if you’ve been living in a cave, lacking even a candle.
Now, Wu Hsin invites you to discover an extraordinary way
of no longer overlooking what is so obvious.
Understand what is happening.
Does there exist any one to either talk or listen, or
is there only Functioning of which talking and listening are aspects?
The Unconfinable which is in you, is speaking to you, through Wu Hsin.
It is telling you that there is no inner and outer.
Inner and outer demand the body be the point of reference.
But you are without circumference, Being Conscious Presence.
What is Being?
Being is existence without attributes.
Being is effortless whereas being some one is strenuous.
What is Consciousness?
Consciousness is awareness of duality.
It is Knowing.
What is Presence?
Presence is that which never moves from now-here to then-there.
It arises out of total absence.
What must you remember in order to be?
Memory is only necessary to be something particular.
Wanting two conflicting things at the same time makes you neurotic.
You don’t want to grow old and you don’t want to die young.
You’re held hostage by the existential fear of self extinction.
Why don’t you identify with that which never ages and never dies?
The old identity dies when the ‘I am this’ dies.
Do it right now!
Why wait for death?
Just retrace all the steps you took to arrive where you are and
see for yourself.
—  Wu Hsin

Yesterday me and my mom were talking about the US election results in addition to the general development in the rest of western society. And she said something very insightful and very true. What we are seeing now is the last stand of colonialism.

The white west is crumbling. The “glory-days” are over and what we see is the result of the white supremacy fighting for its last breath as those who have been stepped on, robbed of value and identity by white invaders, refuse to take it anymore.

And far from feeling like I am about to lose my place in the world, I am hopeful. Because these acts of desperstion will run out of fuel. The hatred comes from fear of extinction, but those of us who see further know it will all be for the better.

We will get a global society which listens to the needs of the planet, which know that difference is good for development. We will get there. I know I am simplifying matters, and I don’t mean to minimize the complexity of the situation. But sometimes we need to visualize our goals in broader terms to be able to aqcuire them.

We just have to keep our eyes set firmly on the future we all need, and drag with us those who do not realise how much they also need it, even if they will be kicking and screaming like the spoiled babies they are the whole time.

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Scientists say we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, and fear 30 to 50 percent of the world’s species will be extinct by the end of the century.  

National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore is in the midst of a daunting quest to document 12,000 captive species. The goal is to raise awareness of these creatures, and the mounting threat of extinction many of them face.

Sartore says it’s impossible to know just which animals might be endangered in the future, so he’s decided to photograph them all. “It’s a bit of a race now to see if the public will care in time,” he says.

Read more about Sartore’s project and check out more photos.

All the anxiety that we carry with us, our frustrated dreams, the incomprehensible cruelty, our fear of extinction, the interior painful view of our terrestrial condition have slowly eroded our hope and any other salvation. The bellow of our faith and doubt against darkness and silence – it is one of our most terrible tests of our abandonment and of our terrified and indescribable knowledge.
—  From Persona, a film by Ingmar Bergman (1966)