humanity will never learn

When 25 year old me sat there in that gas chamber the only day it did not work I remember having only two thoughts in my mind. That I wasn’t even afraid to die. And that something like this would never happen again since the human race would have learned something.
Today, 72 years later, I realize that I was wrong
—  Stella Tjajkovski, holocaust survivor (written in a Swedish news paper 27th of January 2017, only one week after the inauguration of Donald Trump)

Not enough people talk about the fact that Leonardo da Vinci was gay. Like, he’s literally the father of modern technology and one of the smartest human beings to ever live and I never ever learned in school that he was gay. 

If all the LGBT people are as “DOOMED” as the bible thumpers think we are, hell, at least we’re in good company. 

rape being used as a weapon of war is so heart wrenching. it was used during the partition of india, the french used it in algeria, serbians used it against bosnian women, it’s being used right now in syria and what’s so heart breaking is the fact that women choose to commit suicide because of the possibility of being raped. humanity never learns, we really have failed.

Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico : What is this person doing? In 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun was visible over a narrow path that crossed the northern Pacific Ocean and several western US states. In an annular solar eclipse, the Moon is too far from the Earth to block out the entire Sun, leaving the Sun peeking out over the Moons disk in a ring of fire. To capture this unusual solar event, an industrious photographer drove from Arizona to New Mexico to find just the right vista. After setting up and just as the eclipsed Sun was setting over a ridge about 0.5 kilometers away, a person unknowingly walked right into the shot. Although grateful for the unexpected human element, the photographer never learned the identity of the silhouetted interloper. It appears likely, though, that the person is holding a circular device that would enable them to get their own view of the eclipse. The shot was taken at sunset on 2012 May 20 at 7:36 pm local time from a park near Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Tomorrow another annular solar eclipse will become visible, this time along a path crossing Africa and Madagascar. via NASA

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Seeing a lot of guys commenting on the women’s marches around the world saying things like: “Who’s gonna make our sandwiches now?” and “All the men are going to have dirty laundry for another week.”

Sorry you never learned to be a functioning human being without the strength, genius and help of the women in your life. Sucks to be you, I guess. 

okay i usually dont talk about this kind of topics but do you really think jonghyun did that to annoy and disappoint his fans? do you think that if he’d known he was gonna get this feedback he would have done it? i mean if you think jjong is that mean, why are you even stanning shinee? why are you a shawol if you think jonghyun is such a bad person? 

it’s funny how people say you need to educate others so that they won’t do things like these, but if it’s an idol we’re talking about they’re already completely educated and they know about everything. just so you guys know, human beings NEVER stop learning, they learn new things everyday until they die. jonghyun learnt about that today and i’m sure he won’t do it ever again. 

he is an idol, but above everything he is an human being like you and like me. doing something wrong not knowing it is, is as bad as not educating someone to make sure they wont do it again. 

Why is the human world so separated and alienated from the gem businesses, earth is their planet.

Why does it feel so gross the Crystal Gems regard humans as nothing more than puny animals, what kind of message is the audience supposed to get from that

They lived on Earth for 6000 years and never bothered to learn anything significant about humanity, they didn’t even know what infants were, not even Rose had a clue despite having plenty of human lovers.

You’d think they would know more from befriending William Dewey or something. You’d think even Pearl would know basics about human biology (babies, why aging causes death, growth, humans requiring food to sustain themselves) because she’s the smart knowledgeable nerd of the group, but not even Pearl is curious to learn anything about the place she’s lived in 6000 years, not even on a patronizing way.

They literally don’t care about the life on earth, it comes across as selfish and messed up. They follow Rose’s ideology just because she liberated them from Homeworld and possibly more now just to honor Rose cause she passed away, and even then, Rose’s ideology starts looking more and more shallow the more we learn about her.

I used to think this was all supposed to make us question the gems within the narrative “our heroes are selfish and shallow but they’ll learn to actually try to communicate with humans and actually appreciate humanity and life on earth!” but the show doesn’t bother to make the gems open up to humans and instead continues to keep them ignorant, isolated and I dare say, bigoted.

The Crystal Gems unfortunately act quite a lot like racists that consider themselves heroic to the natives because they are protecting all the territory but don’t bother to get to know the natives or their culture, seeing it as inferior to their own and superficially pretending to care. Pearl is the biggest perpetrator of this message and considering she’s probably meant to be read as white, well yikes, or rather straight up zoinks.

And speaking of development, the show thinks it’s quirky that Pearl doesn’t care or like humans, it’s saddening to think if Steven wasn’t Rose’s son/reincarnation/horrocrux/abomination she wouldn’t give a dime for that little boy. And it gets even more messed up that when Pearl finally gives a shit about a human, it’s a sexy objectified human version of Rose, whose personality or voice we did not see. She just exists as a prop for Pearl to fawn over, and Pearl only likes her because she looks like Steven’s dead mom.

Just. Crewniverse, I love your show, which is why I’m sad with the direction it’s taking, please fix this mess. Specially Pearl, please fix Pearl and make her angst less. Lots of us would appreciate that.

Rick and Morty Headcanon #272

Rick wishes he isn’t as smart as he is, because it resulted in him learning things humans should never learn, and seeing things they should never see. He lost touch with his humanity. He (and the other Ricks) hate on Doofus Rick so much to cover up the fact they’re envious he’s still retained his humanity. Rick wishes he wasn’t as smart as he is, because it ended up leaving him scared of himself because he’s too afraid to let himself feel. He’s too afraid to admit he still has a heart.

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Okay, but like, imagine.

It didn’t start with a bang.

Oh no, it started with an idea.

A concept.

It started when some little dreamer saw a shooting star and thought, “what if it’s something more?”

Us humans, we’ve never been good at leaving things alone and when we learned that maybe those things we saw shooting across the night sky weren’t dying stars, but a means of transportation?

Well, that was no different.

When news got out that there might be life on other planets, that maybe we weren’t as alone in the universe as we thought, we decided communication had to be the next step. What else could we do?

Other living creatures on planets we hadn’t had
the ability to visit?

The temptation was too great.

Of course there was fear, there always was, but that had never stopped us before.

So we went for it.

And when the stars rained down and destroyed our homes, we had the audacity to act surprised.

And that little dreamer, who thought it could be something more but knew that pursual would lead to something much more than we could handle, they watched and mourned and hurt as their dreams got a little bit smaller, a little less hopeful until one day, they weren’t the dreamer anymore, but rather the broken.

Death and destruction would do that to a person.

But one day, the broken met someone, someone who could still call themselves a dreamer.
Someone whose dreams only got bigger and more hopeful, whose optimism grew even as the light diminished and the world crumbled around them.

And this dreamer, they took that broken shell of a person, and they filled them with hope and optimism, and together they asked;

“What if we could save the world?”

They didn’t start with bang.

They started with an idea.

A concept.

They started when two little dreamers thriving among a sea of destruction and desperation saw the shattered world and thought, “what if we could save it?”

Us humans, we’ve never been known to go out easily.

We fight, and we conquer.

This time was no different.

We may stumble, we may fall, but we do not give in.

It only took one little dreamer to spark an idea, but it took two to start a revolution.

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didn’t think i was that much UT-trash did you? think again fucker

(also i should prob mention that i’ve almost never drawn anything but humans so i’m still learning all this monster-business, ok……..)

  • ENFJ: Why don't you drink alcohol?
  • INTP: There is no point in doing it. You destroy your own body and the taste is terrible!
  • ENFJ: Why does everything have to make sense for you? Some things are not logical.
  • INTP: Because there is logic in everything. Everything, except humans. They are stupid, yet they think they are smart.
  • ENFJ: You are a human, too.
  • INTP: I didn't say I am proud of that.
  • ENFJ: You have to learn that the world isn't composed of logic.
  • INTP: You are wrong. As I said, the only things that defy logic in this world are humans and black holes.
  • ENFJ: *sighs* You will never learn
  • INTP: I can say the same thing about you
The Touch of Your Hands

I’ve had 4 anon requests for a Destiel one shot. Hope you all enjoy! XOXO

Summary: Cas asks Sam for help in becoming more used to human customs. It takes a strange turn and ends up causing him to confront his feelings for Dean.

Word Count: 2480

Warning: Destiel smut


Cas appreciated the friendship of the Winchesters, he truly did. He wasn’t used to humanity, had never cared enough to learn human customs or emotions before, and the Winchesters had stuck with him despite that shortcoming. Cas knew it was an annoyance at the very least, his lack of knowledge about humanity, and he had decided it was high time that he learned how to act human. It would be a way to show the Winchesters that he was grateful, and a way to avoid all the problems his lack of awareness caused.

It wasn’t just that it would make Cas’ life easier. The last few years had changed him, shown him things he hadn’t known existed. He had never known that humans experienced so much, and the more he learned about human life and love, the more he wanted to have it for himself. The Winchesters sacrificed themselves over and over to save humanity, and Cas desperately wanted to understand why they fought so hard. What they were fighting for.

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my furby theory

I’ve seen a few of these floating around and this is just my interpretation of furbies

All furbies originated from the clouds, and floated down into earth one day with their ears. Because they lived in such a bright environment they are sensitive to changes in light and have light sensors on their forehead. These original furbies are unfamiliar with with human language because they had never encountered humans before, and had to learn. People instantly start to keep them as pets. Note that the first few batches of original furbies are more natural in color; they begin to become more varied when bred by humans for different fur patterns. The babies tend to be more “unnaturally” colored because of this. 

Not all furbies landed in places inhabited by humans; one group landed on an uninhabited island. These are furby 2005s. They lived there unaffected by humans like the other fallen furbies and evolved without interference, resulting in their fur usually having the same colors as things on the island like the ground, rocks, and flowers. Through this evolution they also became to look more like other animals there, which is why furby 2005s look so different/more realistic/animal-like. They lost the light sensor because earth isn’t as bright as their original home. It took longer for them to be discovered by humans, and only then did funky furbies appear.

Meanwhile some strains of original furby changed as they were domesticated, and became a subspecies of furby that’s almost like a “fancy furby”. They were bred for even more colorful patterns, and to be good as pets. There are 3 breeds of these domestic furbies, 2012s, booms and crystal booms. These furbies have brighter color patterns and different fur textures. They know more of human language because they’re around humans so often and change personalities so easily because they want to act the way they think will make their owners happy. Their “light sensors” are only for show and look a little different, appearing more like a flame symbol than the shape of the original furbies’ sensors, and don’t actually do anything. This is because the furbies don’t need the light sensor on earth but they were bred to keep it for looks.

Furby connects are the result of crossing domestic/”fancy” furbies with 2005s. They have the smaller beaks, are chubbier and lack of a full “face mask” like 2005s, but have similar body types, the light sensor on the forehead, small feet, and tails like 2012s/booms.  They are also slightly larger than a 2012/boom. They don’t change personalities but they do know human language.

Furblings are newborn furbies, and furby babies (both original and 2005) are older but still juvenile furbies. This is why furblings are smaller than the babies, and the babies move and talk more than furblings do. Because 2005 furbies live in trees, they have longer legs and bigger feet to grab branches with. 2005 babies are born with long legs and grow into them when they become adults

That’s about all I have, if i missed anything or you want to ask a question go ahead! I like talking about stuff like this : D