what about the stairs in the forests!!! and what doc were you watching and would you recommend?
ok so I DON’T BELIEVE IN THE STAIRS IN THE FORESTS! mainly because I’m A Search and Rescue Officer for the U.S. Forest Service, and I Have Some Stories to Tell a) is posted on /r/nosleep so it’s definitely made up, b) the op admits to knowing about David Paulides, and lbr knowing about = being influenced by, so it’s definitely made up, and c) if you read all the way through to the end it stops being even vaguely believable and starts reading like a WTNV transcript, and then he plugs his book, so it’s DEFINITELY MADE UP. however, it is an amazing (read: terrifying) thread, some of it is obviously based on truths/insider SAR knowledge which means a lot of it is probably uncomfortably close to actually being true, and it’s a good Gateway Read into MISSING PEOPLE IN NATIONAL PARKS CONSPIRACY THEORIES, which is where I live now. (plus, if you read this before getting into anything else it imbues every single missing persons case with an unsettling sense of Eldritch horror, which is why I had to turn on three overheads and unfocus my eyes all the way to the bathroom last night at 2am.)
so yeah, after reading that /r/nosleep thing for the first time I drew a line under it and moved on until SOMEONE (ahem, @roundtop) sent me a link to an article called How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace (on a legit and sensible outdoorsy people website), like ‘haha, stairs in the forest!’ and I SWAN DIVED DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. thus: the documentary-watching, staying up till 2am and spending all day today trying to find copies of David Paulides’ books for less than $80 inc. postage.
THIS DUDE DAVID PAULIDES. he was in law enforcement before, for some reason, deciding to become a ~*~cryptozoologist~*~ and certified gung-ho Bigfoot conspiracy theorist, and through that found out about how many people had disappeared without a trace from National Parks in the U.S., did 7,000 hours worth of digging, and wrote a bunch of books about it. his books are called Missing 411 and are about the ridiculous number of people who go missing in National Parks, the usually weird circumstances around their disappearances, the fact that when people are found (dead or alive) it’s often in places miles and miles and sometimes waaaaay higher up mountains than where they disappeared from, and all sorts of creepy crap to boot. like they can’t get bloodhounds to find a scent, or they find tiny children miles away from where they got lost, barefoot, without a scratch on the soles of their feet, human remains being found years later in places that were search dozens and dozens of times. not to mention the National Parks… People (? I really don’t know enough to be making this post) are aware of what’s happening but don’t keep a list of the people who’ve gone missing on their lands.
(which is all part of why I’m A Search and Rescue Officer for the U.S. Forest Service is so freaky – enough of it (people being found miles away, kids being found up mountains, the people in charge being cagey about it all) sounds real that you can believe it was actually written by a SAR Officer. heebies!)
it’s all real nightmare fuel, if you’re the sort of person who is absolutely terrified by all this Scary Forest Disappearing People Unexplainable Deaths stuff, i.e. me. luckily I can’t afford to buy any of them! phew! however, I haven’t let that stop me from a) SCARING MYSELF SHITLESS and b) BECOMING A TIN HATTER, and it shouldn’t stop you either: you can read loads of stuff over at /r/missing411, listen to one of his initial interviews (in which he talks about how he was approached by two park employees in plain clothes who were like ‘please investigate this, there’s SOMETHING going on and it’s so goddamn weird’) on Coast to Coast AM (which is, like, a paranormal radio station… I’m sorry), watch a bunch of Paulides’/CanAm Missing Project’s vids about disappearances on youtube, and listen to hours worth of interviews and late night spooky radio/podcast discussions with Paulides.
the documentary I thought I was watching was Missing 411, which is based on his books and Kickstarted by the public in 2015, but it turns out that they’re apparently shopping it around at festivals so it’s not out yet. what I was actually watching (and quickly abandoned) was a weird supercut of all of David Paulides’ tv interviews and some cryptozoologist chatter about Bigfoot. Paulides, god love him, never ever SAYS Bigfoot in any of his books, and everything he presents is 100% factually accurate and extensively researched, but… I think we can safely say he thinks it’s Bigfoot. tbh, after reading about JarydAtaderoI think it’s Bigfoot. I mean, goddamn.
so, yeah. I’ve finished reading every search and rescue story on this blog (Hunt for the Death Valley Germans is LONG but awesome), I’ve got West of Memphis ready to watch after work tomorrow because I remembered how much I love that case and spooky true crime things, if you have any related LINKS or STUFF about This Shit then REBLOG THIS/MSG ME AND TELL ME, or if you have a copy of a Missing 411 book you wouldn’t mind mailing to me then LET ME KNOW, and in conclusion I can’t believe America is so fucking huge and unkind, goodnight.
Though honestly rather than wondering who would win between Iron Man and Batman, I’d rather think about:
Tony meeting the Robins and getting envious of Bruce’s litter of kids/sidekicks/family
Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne meeting at a high society gala and being all haughty at each other - before leaving quasi-together and going to chill somewhere else where they don’t have to pretend
or simply rescuing each other from acquaintances they’d rather avoid
sharing tips on how to repair your gear on the fly
the jla and the avengers exchanging worried and confused looks while they argue about whether it’s more sensible to have contingency plans for the case where you go crazy with power/lose your morals/get mind-controlled or for the case where it happens to your teammates
tony trying to talk about steve being always the good guy and bruce getting ‘yeah but well-intentioned doesn’t mean always right’ and tony pointing out that steve unlike clark is not all powerful and bruce starting to talk about the power of image and then tony gets about the power of status and money
at which point it turns into the responsibility of the powerful and how to make your company safer for all your employees and a force for the future/betterment of your city/country/the world
and how much personal involvement in charities is okay/necessary
and then they start yelling at each other about criminal rehabilitation and prevention of crimes and whether at some point you have to kill the green goblin/the joker but you shouldn’t
and honestly why would you go about physical/strategic fight when you could have them confront their similarities and differences over ideologies when it comes to worrying about the effect that superpowered humans/beings/individuals becoming common place has on non powered and so less protected humans, the fail safe that must exist alongside superheroes and superhumans, the responsibility that comes with being born into money and power
you could also have them aggressively Not Talk about each other parents because wow those are two very different situations
they’re also very different in the way they deal with being on a team and creating a family but wow do they also both have issues
so, eh i circled back to: tony and the robins
please talk to me about tony and kids
or about bruce adopting without adopting many kids and being both a caring father figure and being very bad at it
please tell me about tony’s being a weird uncle to tim and damian and even jason and dick
why would you go ‘batman vs iron man’ i so don’t care
please stop telling me they are each other dc/marvel equivalent they actually have different role their own verse and different relationships to people around them
please stop telling me that one or the other is morally superior that’s. just. no.
I get really upset every time I see someone say that Derek and Stiles hated each other, and people say it all the time, and it’s really getting to me at this point because I do not believe that they ever really had reason to hate, as in not being able to stand each other, detesting/loathing each other. And what I hate even is more is saying that SCOTT BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER BECAUSE NO.
Stiles was the first one to trust Derek. He didn’t think Derek had ill intentions. When he saw Derek drive Allison home from the party , Stiles saw it as a nice and kind act and he didn’t think there was anything to be wary of - until Scott started claiming Derek was the killer and Stiles of course trusted Scott more than someone he (as far as we know) only heard about, someone who lost almost his entire family in a suspicious fire and who then disappeared. Stiles probably recalled all the villain stories he’d heard/seen/read and concluded, hey, Derek had all potential to be that villain. Except that Allison was safe at home like he had expected in the end. Nonetheless SCOTT GOT BETWEEN DEREK AND STILES FIRST and was the reason that Stiles suddenly had no idea what to do with Derek because he was unsure what was going on. And Scott stayed wary and uneasy around Derek long after Stiles fully trusted him.
Stiles’ first instinct was to trust Derek.
Then Scott ruined that and kept ruining it, even when Derek proved otherwise.
Then suddenly Scott went to Derek for help with his shift, whereas he totally disregarded Stiles’ attempts to help. Scott was becoming a part of something that Stiles couldn’t be part of and so it probably felt like Derek was taking away the only friend Stiles had. Derek, who Scott claimed was dangerous. He knows Derek’s a werewolf, which could very well justify him being dangerous.
Then they find half of Laura in Derek’s yard, and yeah, Stiles is scared. He has all right to be. (Fear doesn’t equal hate though)
This new werewolf thing is way over his head, and it’s distancing Scott from him and people are dying and they don’t know what’s going on, and Derek is suspicious.
I don’t see any hate in that.
Stiles might say he wants Derek dead but we see in later seasons that that’s just one of the things he says. I mean, he looks terrified of Derek dying from the wolfsbane bullet in Episode 4. He doesn’t actually want to experience Derek dying. As early as in Episode 4. And I can’t remember when I last watched the show and which episodes I watched but as far as I can remember their relationship only builds and gets better after that.
None of the behaviors showcase any hate to me. They’re in life threatening situations, they don’t trust, they CAN’T trust, and they threaten each other because of that, they are rough toward each other because many lives are in danger and because they are in over their heads, not because they personally have something against each other
I remember once when my friend reblogged one post that was exclusionist. Like 10 minutes later he deleted it and apologized saying "holy shit I didn't realize exclusionists were such assholes. I agreed with one thing someone said, but when I checked out the tag I realized... it's messed up." I think sometimes exclusionists get so far gone they don't even realize how they appear to the rest of tumblr. Hateful and violent.
I actually wrote a thread about the parable of the frog that gets slowly boiled alive by people slowly turning up the temperature. That’s absolutely how abusers get excused. And in this case I think casual REGs of any sort just turn up the heat just a little when they reblog stuff like that. They think well that one thing isn’t a big deal. This one comment seems reasonable and they really don’t realize that collectively it empowers very hateful and very violent people.
If Donna's sister, Valerie, had been gay-- How you think the other characters would had reacted? Who do you think would be lowkey homophobic and who do you think would actually be cool about it?
I think we know who would be homophobic. I don’t want to signal names because I don’t want to get into any arguments with anyone. So let’s just say that Donna, Midge and Tina would be right away okay with it. Bob may be in limbo for a while, like he heard what Valerie said but his brain can’t prosses it at first. He’ll come along eventually.
Kelso and Fez will think that’s cool because it’ll bring them some kind of pleasure, which will make Hyde and Donna constantly hit them if Valerie is not there to do it herself. She rejecting Kelso will be even more often and she may start insulting him at some point.
That said, I actually think the four boys would make ugly remarks about how hot is that. They are teens at the end of the day, also male and mostly written by straight people, mostly those who think women are just there to aesthetically (and in other ways) please man. They don’t know better, especially in the 70s.
And don’t come to me saying Hyde wouldn’t when he constantly lusts after his best friend/girlfriend’s best friend. He would.
At the end of the day, the boy’s be ok with it.
Jackie will be ok, too. For some reason she doesn’t seem to care about that? I don’t remember any indication of not. But what she woul do is to say something stupid like, “that explains the bad clothing” or some shit like that. It’s not properly homophobic but it’s stupid and uncalled for.
Ok I can't fucking find it now but I just remembered the tags you made on the thumb caress gifset about how Magnus will do that as comfort to Alec even when things are shit and when I watched the "breakup" scene and Magnus cupped Alec's cheek, he did a little thumb caress and Alec closed his eyes into it despite what was going on and anyway I just wanted to say you ruined me worse than I already was and thanks
Btw where’s Damon’s apology to Stefan for falling for his brother’s girlfriend and sleeping with her the day after they broke up?
Everything Damon did to get Elena was done without any thought for his brother, from trying to kiss her, to dancing with her, to the necklace drama, and all of that was while Stelena was still a thing.
If anything, that’s the apology this final season should be focusing on. Not an apology for who turned Damon, because guess what Damon? Half this cast are vampires and most of them have their shit together.
With everyone debating what the “last meme of 2014” will be, I’d just like to take a step back and remember the finer things in life. Newgrounds. Albinoblacksheep. Ebaumsworld.
As we close out 2014 I’d like you all to remember your roots and where you came from. Remember: you can take the kid off of Newgrounds and Albinoblacksheep but you can’t take the piece of shit memer aestietic out of the kid.
one thing that i have Loved about shipping supercorp is that i explicitly remember watching 2x01 live and thinking that this was some really really gay shit. and when the gifsets came out after the episode i remember writing ‘gay’ in the tags. and the amazing thing about that is i don’t think any ship has had such a sudden impact for me. i shipped them the minute they appeared and i haven’t stopped since
Being an abuse survivor is so rough.
The mental health care system in this country is shit when it comes to C-PTSD, and I don’t want to burden any of my friends with what is outside the scope of a friendship.
I wish I could rest and accurately remember and know what is real and what isn’t.
I wish I knew how to properly help myself without injury.
I wish I could fall asleep.
I was thinking about why I used to love bbc Sher/ock and I think the first season was so good because of the editing.. so I’m watching season 1 of bbc sher/ock to experience that editing/cinematography again but holy shit I cannot get over..
This is a completely unreasonable pet peeve to have but it makes me so nauseous when I see people who have clearly never been dirt poor a day in their life make headcanons about characters being dirt poor.
Like? The Dakotas were scraping to get by but their parents could afford to take them on family trips? And buy them matching outfits? And own a car? And waste fuel driving South around just to help her get to sleep? Lmao okay.
Idk there’s something about the idea of some middle-class white person daydreaming about their white faves struggling with some sort of romanticized version of fantasy poverty to tickle their fee-fees that makes me unjustifiably disgusted.