No, but can we talk about these words here? Like, there’s little doubt that this Rao is a disguise by Ninetails as we later find the real Rao’s body in a hidden passageway whittled down to nothing but tattered clothes and dusty bones.
But why say such a thing when Amaterasu already trusts her enough to give her the Fox Rods? It’s pointless and rather worrying–Issun even picks up on that, commenting not to go to such extremes after she’s dashed away.
But what if those had been the real Rao’s last words, uttered even as she’d shook in terror before the might of Ninetails?
heavens no. for one she wouldnt hesitate one second to cherry bomb your sorry ass into takamagahara and second of all even if you die she reigns in heaven too so good luck getting out of that one.
Issun (normal size):
you could take him, but those paper cuts are gonna hurt like hell.
Issun (lucky mallet size):
dude. this guy tackled blight to the ground. IN ONE HIT. SOLO. NO MIST. he probably would have finished the job too if ammy hadn't held him back. stay away from the lucky mallet.
he'd probably be too condescending to fight you but seeing as he has 200 years of fighting experience minimum i don't see how that's a bad thing
bro. this chick literally revived a god. and not even at full power, oh no, that's when SHE WAS DYING. do not take on sakuya.
kick that fucking bear's ass you can take em remember the fucking beehive man kick that fucking bear's aSS JUST DO IT KICK THAT BEA
do you have a death wish
Mr. And Mrs. Cutter:
YES MAKE THEM PAY but from afar
punch all day long, he isn't gonna feel a thing. don't do it unless you want your self-esteem shattered.
not only would you get your ass handed to you but you'd also get charged with animal abuse 0/10 not recommended.
you could take her alone but you're going to feel watched by dogs for the rest of your life.
he's a ghost but you can try I guess
The Apple Guy:
you could take him at close range but you'd just feel bad i mean. come on. all the guy ever wanted was to sit down and share apples with you. come on.
The Spider Queen's Head:
she cant destroy you but she will destroy your pride when you inevitably run out screaming.
Ninetails!Rao (no fox rods):
hELL YEAH MAN SAVE HIMIKO AND STUFF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE JUST GO FOR IT
she always wins in the end. like maybe she'll lose but she will win somehow. don't do it.
you could but why would you he's like the chillest person on earth and is too busy collecting treasure to raise taxes so why
Rao (the real one):
have some decency man dont fight a corpse i mean seriously why do i even have to say this what could you possibly gain from fighting a corpse why
not directly but if you say it's so that kutone glows silver you'll probably get away with it.
don't do it you'll cause like a thousand changes in the time-space continuum and trigger like eight apocalypses just don't it's not worth it.
well technically yes but you're gonna die afterwards if the volcanoes don't erupt so. not to mention she's like five.
yknow i would have once said you lacked decency but things changed after the races in yoshpet. go for it. give her a reason to run.
no this guy will chase you around the whole village nonstop for four days if it means tanning your hide. just dont. take issun's word for it.
punch a grandpa in the face man
Ishaku (lucky mallet):
punch a grandpa in the face man
DEMON BONUS :
Actually, yes. Bring some insect repellant. A lot of it.
Yes, again. Bring some water. A lot of it.
you could take him with one hand but id be very dissapointed in you.
don't. besides the fact that you would definitely lose, why the fuck would you want to fight him again. you fought him like three times. is that not enough for you.
Ninetails (with fox rods):
you don't stand a chance but do it. I'll pay you. for himiko.
it's a joke from here on out man jUST DO IT KICK HER ASS
Lechku and Nechku:
You can't. But you can drop in at around four o'clock to get invited to a nice tea party.
fight the fishstick. just do it. get him outta the robot suit and his aquarium. have him flop around a bit just for fun. make people pay from entrance tickets and give out free popcorn. it'll be a blast.
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"Sheriff" David Clarke once again lying about #BlackLivesMatter and making apologies for police brutality [TW: Racism, White Privilege, Police Brutality]
From the 10.26.2015 edition of FNC’s Fox and Friends:
BRIAN KILMEADE: Sheriff, your reaction to some of the sentiments you heard on the streets on Saturday?
DAVID CLARKE: Well, it’s just crazy talk. It’s ignorance in its purest form. You know, I think we need to rethink the strategy. I don’t know why the police even bother policing those demonstrations. They’re not protests. Those people advocate for the overthrow of our legally constituted government.
KILMEADE: But the president says they have a point, Sheriff.
CLARKE: What I would do is let them fend for themselves. Let the good law abiding people of New York clash with them for disrupting their lives, disrupting their businesses. Then the police can show up and arrest these sub-human creeps for creating a disturbance. That we can do.
CLARKE: Well first of all, there is no police brutality in America. We ended that back in the sixties. So I don’t know where they’re coming from. You look at the data and the research, and there’s a new Harvard study out that shows that there is no racism in the hearts of police officers. They go about their daily duty, if you will, to keep communities safe. The president of the United States knows better. He’s playing the race game. He’s playing race politics. Shame on him. He’s been very divisive for this country. He has been a nightmare, and I cannot wait until January 2017 so that America’s nightmare can be over.
KILMEADE: Black Lives Matter, does it play an important role? First you, Sheriff.
CLARKE: No, it’s garbage. It’s a subversive movement. Like I said, they advocate the overthrow of our legally constituted government. It is not a protest movement.
ROD WHEELER: I think yes it does matter. I think all lives matter. And I think what they’re arguing about and protesting about is valid. It’s just the way that they’re going about doing it, I think is totally misdirected.
CLARKE: It isn’t valid, knock it off. You’re contributing to the problem here. It is not valid, there is no research.
WHEELER: But some of those people, Sheriff –
CLARKE: Show me the data. Show me the research that demonstrates or supports that lie that law enforcement officers use an inordinate amount of force against black people. Black people use an inordinate force against themselves and each other in the American ghetto. It is not true about the American police officer. And I’m not going to let anybody come on TV and advocate that.
WHEELER: Well yeah Sheriff, but you have to be, you have to be fair Sheriff about all of this. Some of those people did have some valid arguments –
CLARKE: I don’t have to be fair. What I have to be is factual.
WHEELER: And I’m not saying at all, and I would never suggest police officers just go out and do things wrong to people. But there are some valid arguments that we both on both sides need to –
CLARKE: There are no valid arguments.There is no police brutality in the United States.
Dear “Sheriff” Clarke, police brutality exists in America, thanks to asshole enablers like you!
So like… so much happens in this video. So much that I need to break it down, so you can understand the daily tragicomedy of the bat pens, and of zookeeping in general.
Here’s your background, because a lot happened before I even managed to turn on the camera. This is a pen containing bats of three species: variable flying foxes, Rodrigues fruit bats, and little golden-mantled flying foxes. The variable flying foxes in this pen are all old and arthritic and often kind of cranky. All the bats in the pen are female except for two castrated males (one variable, one golden).
This whole altercation began when I went to feed one of the variable flying foxes, Miss Pearl, her daily supplement. Miss Pearl was recently moved from a different pen because she was having trouble competing with younger bats during feeding time. She never really integrated with the other variables and instead likes to hang out with the Rodrigues flying foxes (Rods).
There are three Rods in this pen, and all three of them dislike being near people. Chalk it up to them having chronic weight problems and getting grabbed for weighing all the time. Anyway, when I moved to feed Miss Pearl, all three Rods moved away in different directions. One of them (Skye) moved towards the cluster of variable flying foxes hanging to my right.
Flying foxes, as we all know, are territorial of the places they like to roost in, and have a personal bubble of a few inches that they consider sacred. So Skye moved into the personal bubble of one of the variables, causing a domino effect as everybody shifted around and got into everybody else’s bubble.
The variable directly next to the rogue Rod, shifted away and ended up irritating her neighbor, Amelia. The two variables began to argue, which in bat terms means gurgling at each other and smacking each other with their thumbs. Arguments like these conclude when one bat gives up and moves away, but this one went on a little longer than normal, and attracted the attention of Mr. Kringle, the castrated male variable that lives in the pen.
Mr. Kringle is old and extremely arthritic, and got moved to this pen because he got picked on by younger males. Since he’s been in this pen, he’s gotten back a lot of vigor and often attempts to mount/boss around the lady bats (with little effect). Upon noticing the argument, he lurched over to the pair, got in Amelia’s face, and proceeded to start squeak-yelling at her, an action that could either be intended as a “Hey, let’s fuck,” suggestion, or simply a desire to insert himself into the fight.
This is when I started filming. Upon the start of the video, you have Mr. Kringle squeak-yelling at a very frustrated Amelia, as her neighbor looks on at her shoulder, while Skye hangs in the foreground keeping a worried eye on me.
Then, as the argument between Amelia and Mr. Kringle progresses, another variable, Cocoa, crosses in front of everything and proceeds to urinate and defecate in the bat style (hanging from her thumbs). You’ll notice some liquid goes on her when she shakes, but this is actually leftover water from rain that was hanging on the wire mesh, not urine. Though bats do often deliberately cover themselves with urine. Anyway.
1 = Skye. 2 = Mr. Kringle. 3 = Amelia. 4 = Amelia’s neighbor, who I can’t remember the name of at the moment. 5 = Cocoa.
By the end of the video, Amelia gives up and moves away, ending the fight. Her neighbor adds in one last squeak as she does so. Mr. Kringle looks as though he’s ready to fall asleep after all the exertion. You can catch a glimpse of Amelia looking back at me in the last second or so of the video, like she just remembered I was there. Also, as an added bonus, you can see a bat named Serina scratching herself on the right around the 25 second mark.
Altercations like this happen numerous times each day in the bat pens. There are alliances and break-ups and silly squabbles that sometimes turn serious, and there are the keepers, too, constantly reorganizing everybody to try and maintain a little order.
Anyway, I thought about putting this video up with just a one-line caption, and letting people draw their own conclusions. But there’s so much backstory to what’s going on, you know? And I really find it fascinating to parse it all out and understand exactly what led to what.