how is she human

Washoe was a common chimpanzee and the first ever non-human to learn how to communicate with sign language. She was raised as close to a human child as possible. One of her care workers, Kat, suffered a miscarriage and took a few weeks off work. When she returned, Washoe seemed upset that she had left her for a prolonged period of time. Kat signed that she was sorry and signed “my baby died,” to which Washoe responded by signing the word “cry” before running her finger down Kat’s cheek, mimicking a tear. She then asked Kat for a hug. Washoe, who had lost her own babies, appeared to be sympathetic and understanding toward Kat’s own pain and loss.

There are many reasons why I don’t buy the cynical interpretation that Ariel gives away her identity for a man.

One of them starts in the next paragraph. Another one can be read here.

This screencap comes from her introductory scene. She’s searching through a shipwreck for human artifacts–which is her passion–when suddenly she’s attacked by a shark.

While fleeing, she accidentally drops her bag full of artifacts right in the shark’s path. Without hesitating, she chooses her passion over her safety, risking her life for a dinglehopper.

The girl is an anthropologist who studies humans. That’s her passion, that’s how she spends her time…that’s her identity.

Sure, Eric is the catalyst that leads Ariel to changing her species and leaving her family–he certainly intensifies her feelings–but they’re feelings she already has, and they dictate most of her life.

If Ariel had the chance to become a human before she met Eric, everything that we know about her suggests that she probably would.

I absolutely love all the space australia/ humans are weird/space orcs things going around, so I haven’t been able to stop thinking about stuff like metaphors and idioms and figurative speech. Like, what if those had been purely human concepts?

Human: “He really broke Omar’s heart”

Alien: “What?? Is Omar still alive? Can he be healed? Is it culturally appropriate to seek out revenge?”

Human: “No, no, like… He hurt him badly.”

Alien: “Yes I understand that your cardiovascular system is important.”

- - -

Human: “She’s a real wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

Alien: “What is a wolf?”

Human: “It’s a predator - you know, the one dogs descent from?”

Alien: “… She looks human. How do you know the value of her clothes?”

- - -

Human: “That dickhead stabbed me in the back”

Alien: “MEDIC!!!!”

- - -

Human 1: “Wish me luck!”

Human 2: “Break a leg!”

*Horrified aliens in the background*

If you aren’t sick to death of these, for “Earth is space Australia” please consider… the ocean.

Idk why but I’m super into the idea of humans going out and exploring the galaxy and becoming well-known interstellar travelers where Google Maps now has a Google Universe page and we’ve digitally recreated entire planets so that humans who can’t or don’t want to leave Earth can explore them in VR… but we still haven’t explored more than like a quarter of the ocean floor

And like some plucky alien marine biologist from a planet where the water never gets deeper than like 2000 meters is planning to study on Earth because holy shit have you seen how much WATER they have?? And her human friend asks what she wants to study and she replies “Oh, well, I’ve heard the deepest place in your ocean is over five times deeper than it is here, I’d love to find out if anything can still survive under such pressure and so far from sunlight.” And their human friend looks at them in sort of distressed admiration - “What? Why are you looking at me like that?” - and is just like,

“Oh, things can survive alright. Freakish things from the depths of hell.” And that’s how plucky little alien sits up all the night eye getting steadily wider while their human friend shows them pictures of things like the viperfish and the pelican eel and the blue ringed octopus and oh did I mention we’ve barely explored a fraction of the ocean so like we know there used to be this prehistoric shark that grew up to 20 feet long and was one of the biggest predators of all time but honestly “used to be” is an optimistic statement because that thing could still be lurking in the depths of the ocean and we just don’t know

Alternatively, hostile alien species arrives and claims our oceans because we aren’t using them, leaves screaming within a week

mlaynelawson: Throwback to one of my (many) favorite photos from the TRP shoot in #Toronto a couple of weeks ago. I don’t think this was planned – the silent shutter was enabled on my camera and we were just talking. #inbetweentakes  [x]

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Don’t look back. Just look at me”

Okay, so the whole humans are space orcs/earth is space Australia thing has me thinking: what about grooming/pampering?

Like, a lot of us go to spas/salons (or do the cheaper at home versions) to literally get hair ripped from our bodies using a large variety of different methods, to obtain our own personal desired levels of body hair. And we call it pampering. What if humans are the only ones who do that? Aliens that cut/dye hair, comb/style it in totally unique ways to suit themselves, but pull it out completely? What kind of creature tortures itself like that?

And we have so many ways of doing it. Tweezing, waxing, threading, hair removal creams that can burn your skin to name a few.

Plus there are facials that leave your face red and splotchy for hours afterward because they pick at your skin to remove gunk.

Massages, where in order to feel good they have to hurt you to remove the tension from your muscles, so while eventually it feels good, it hurts first.

We twist ourselves into weird positions to paint our toenails because our knees get in the way (not so painful, but reasonably uncomfortable).

We are willing to sit still for obscene amounts of time to get our hair/nails/make up done, even though humans are notoriously fidgety.

So some aliens at first would probably think we’re super vain (and some humans are), but more experienced aliens would be like:

 “no, that’s just something the humans enjoy. It’s how they ‘treat themselves.’”

 “But, Skrill, she’s literally ripping hair out of her face?”

 “It’s how she gets her eyebrows - how did she put it? - ‘on fleek.’ Compliment them, humans are thrilled when you compliment them when they spend a lot of time on face hair removal.”

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Kara had stopped by Lena’s office earlier to host an interview, but after being stuck at her desk all afternoon, Lena offered to go out for lunch. Kara happily obliged, responding with her carefree smile and glittering eyes. The way Kara’s eyes landed on her made her feel like she was being seen. For a moment, she felt like she could be herself, human. She loved how Kara was able to stir her cold heart.

Kara let out a hearty laugh over a joke Lena told about Snapper; Lena brushing her hair back, thinking how she really went a bit too far this time. Her arm fell back at her side, only to brush hands against Kara’s. Lena glanced over at Kara, who didn’t seem to notice before looking back at how close her hand was. With hesitation, she began to reach out before pulling back, realizing how absurd it would be. Sure, Lena may have feelings for the reporter before her, but to ruin the one friendship she had, she’d rather protect it than feeling alone again. Lena let out a soft sigh of despair.

Kara, having superhearing was able to pick up on Lena’s sigh and looked over to the beautiful woman walking besides her. She had felt the warmth of her hand hovering besides her and put two-and-two together before it clicked.

“Lena?” Kara questioned with raised eyebrows.

Lena glanced over with a small smile, hints of sadness in her eyes, “What is it?”

“Give me your hand,” she replied with an outstretched hand, a wide smile on her lips. Lena does what she’s told with confusion her face.

Kara took her hand and held her by the pinky. Lena felt her face flush and bit her lower lip as she felt her heart skip a beat.

“You know, I’ve always wanted to hold hands with you, Lena,” she brightly smiled. Lena never felt more alive.

garnet plot ideas that dont completely center around ruby/sapphire or garnet being a fusion:

-the mental strain of being able to see the future and what it must do to her. to see people you love die in timelines and it could be completely your fault… that’s got to be terrible

-garnet having a breakdown but needing to calm down to help her teammates, but learning that she’s allowed to have emotions and cry and not be strong sometimes

-what were rose’s last words to garnet? how did she change herself based on what rose said to her?

-garnet and amethyst connecting… amethyst feeling down about herself and feeling weak and defective… and them re-fusing so she could feel how powerful she is (with a much better designed sugilite)! how much her spirit guides the fusion. and in turn, garnet realizing that she should be more spontaneous and not afraid to show messy feelings.

-garnet’s early days with rose and pearl. what did pearl think of garnet? was pearl mean to her? how did garnet first become friends with pearl? was there tension between the two?

-garnet revisiting her trust issues (i.e. the sardonyx arc) surrounding being taken advantage of. how does she decide who to let into her trust bubble?

-how garnet discovers human love. how does she react when she sees happy couples? how does she react when she learns that some couples drift apart and break away, never to interact again.

-garnet interacting with lapis and both talking about experiences homeward wise, and them both learning about how to cope from each other. lapis becomes a little softer and less sarcastic and melancholy from garnet.

-what made garnet love steven the way she does now? was there a moment when she decided that she was going to take care of him and the crystal gems?

anyway… theres a lot more but here you go please make garnet 3-dimensional again

Baby Keef & Mama Kogane Headcanons
  • Mama Kogane is a total sweetheart for her son and dreamworks can kiss my ass otherwise.
    • Thought he was the most precious thing in the fucking universe once she got a proper look at him.
    • He yawned once and she swore anyone who laid a hand on him would die.
    • He blepped and she swore on her life she would destroy the universe and then herself if one little hair on his head was harmed ever.
  • She just loves how much of a chunky monkey her boy is????
    • Mama Kogane: He’s so soft??? And squishy??? How is he supposed to defend himself???
    • Papa Kogane: That’s why he has us
    • Mama Kogane: I would kill a man for this child…is that a normal feeling when one has a child? To want to kill those that even look at them wrong?
    • Papa Kogane: Ehhh….something like that, yeah
    • Keith doesn’t know how to rollover yet so she’ll lay on her side next to him with a blanket spread out beneath them and just play with him by waving her fingers carefully above him.
  • She finds it hilarious how he can eat his own foot.
    • Mama Kogane: He just chews on it! Without a care in the world!
    • Papa Kogane just watches them and can’t help laughing at the pure look of awe in her eyes whenever she looks at Keith.
  • Keith was never much of a crier, he just stood up/sat up in his crib and stared at his parents hoping they knew it was time for him to eat.
    • Papa Kogane: *Waking up* …aren’t you going to feed him?
    • Mama Kogane: *laying next to him and staring right back at Keith* Is that what he wants? I thought he was challenging me to what you humans call a staring contest. I feel a bit foolish now, I’ve lost three times.
  • When Keith gets messy eating she’ll give him a “bath”
    • Papa Kogane: That’s not how we clean babies
    • Mama Kogane: *licking the food from Keith’s face and hair with Keith giggling madly* That’s how I clean my baby. Besides, he doesn’t like the water much.
    • Papa Kogane: Just give him here, he needs a proper bath.
    • She passes Keith off to him and waits for a total of ten minutes.
    • There’s deafening screaming that has her wincing and alot of splashing.
    • Papa Kogane comes back soaked and looking like he wants to just lay down and sleep for days.
    • Papa Kogane: *handing Keith back to her* You can give him a bath from now on.
  • Mama Kogane doesn’t know how anything about human culture or how they learn so she and Keith learn together.
    • They both watch children’s shows together and will stay infront of the tv for hours. She usually has him in her lap or laid back against her stomach when they’re watching.
    • She plays with the educational toys along with Keith. (Their favorites are the alphabet blocks)
    • They both yell out the answer when the character on screen asks them about something.
    • Mama Kogane: Does this child not know what starts with the letter M? Does she have the IQ of a Haruvan Freeber????
    • Papa Kogane: It’s to help the kids learn, like you’re doing as well, also I have no idea what that is.
  • Papa Kogane has to buy twice as much baby food because they run out of it so quick.
    • He came home once to see both Mama and Keith eating a jar of it on the floor, applesauce allover their faces.
    • Mama Kogane: *holding the jar of pureed applesauce out* You want some? It’s good.
    • Papa Kogane: *sighs and goes to join them*

i really hope that the finale doesnt make people think that the Raven Queen is this big No Fun Allowed Boss because, remember, she let Kravitz get away with a lot of shit already. Like… letting Merle, Magnus and Taako get off scot free, as well as the entire town of Refuge? And turning a blind eye to Sloane and Hurley, two people who DIED but then came back? 

like you know Kravitz walked in there with two fucking Liches and she was like “nope. no. no. kravitz i fucking swear this is Not Happen-” “This is my boyfriend’s twin sister, my lady!!” “…………fucking shit god FINE they can be reapers. god fucking damn it”

like she has to go through so much with these goofers. She’s honestly a miracle and one of the biggest heroes of the series 

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hey guys idk if you heard but fucking SPORTSBET is placing bets on the outcome of the SAME SEX MARRIAGE postal vote. Mum posted the comments on my post to the right and she wanted me to share this on tumblr so hopefully some of you guys might feel like calling or emailing sportsbet telling them how fucked up it is to bet on human rights. She states a number of different ways to contact sportsbet/ways she tried so if you guys want to have a go that would be awesome xx stay strong during these barbaric hate filled times guys

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nine in the afternoon // panic! at the disco

More MMA trainer AU with Raditz and some of his pupils :’)

From left to right: Kat, Goten, Alisa, Evan and Bohai