I just want to make it clear that I’m not shipping SuperCorp. I’m not!! This is a little thing for @ratherembarrassing because she ships Supercorp harder than all the Supercorp shippers and I am not coming to the dark side.
Lena stood outside the apartment door, debating on whether to knock. She wasn’t even sure why she was here. All she knew was that the last week had been overwhelming, and these days, only one person seemed to be able to assuage her stress.
She stared at the prominent 3A on the door, biting her bottom lip with uncertainty. Lena took in a long breath and stood up straight. Lifting a hand, she gave the door a solid knock.
Only a moment later, the knob turned and Kara opened the door with a wide smile. That smile. The one that was so big and bright that it crinkled the corners of her eyes behind her glasses. No one had ever smiled at Lena like that. She couldn’t help but smile back.
So...random-ish question, can animals be used in combat? I don't mean like horses which obviously can be used but more like...Say someone trained tigers and brought them into combat, how effective would they be? Could they hurt people through armour? Are likely to be easy to deal with?
There were no tigers ever bred for war to my knowledge. Closest thing I know to any great beast used like that would be in Egypt. It was said that at the Battle of Kadesh, Ramses II had a lion which was used in battle. To be honest, I don’t know if it’s true, records from that far back are sketchy. But that would be terrifying in the
Part of the problem is training and control. Animals can respond to command, but they’re not intelligent the way humans are. When it comes to non-domesticated animals, it’s even harder to train them to fight in war. To not be killed, timing and withdrawal are important, especially since animals usually can’t wear much armor.
Commonly, animals were used as mounts, with the horse as the obvious outlier. Elephants too, were used in war as mounts, as an ultra-heavy cavalry that could batter through any formation. Alexander the Great fought them effectively by using the long sarissa of his father. Interestingly enough the Romans found that a useful tool against elephants were other animals. The high-pitched squealing of pigs and horned rams could disorient and enrage elephants, who would trample their own soldiers and wreak havoc upon friendly troops. The Romans also coated the pigs in pitch and lit them aflame, causing the flaming pigs to bolt in terror toward the enemy. Elephants, already not liking the sound of the squealing pigs, also get enraged when in the presence of fire.
Now, if you’re looking at fighting animals, the most common one was the dog. Dog units formed a cornerstone of armies since antiquity, and big dogs were used to either spook horses or pounce on knights, either way knocking them off the horse and disabling them (falling off a horse in full armor will take the wind out of you right quick). As time progressed and firearms improved, the dog saw less use, but don’t think that means that dogs weren’t used in warfare after that. Even in modern times, dogs were useful as scouts and especially as sentries. Many dogs saw action well into the age of gunpowder and modern weaponry, and dogs formed a key component of armies even into the 20th century.
In the modern day, animals are used more for therapy and morale than for actual combat, but they make a great difference. Lots of strays get picked up by lonely or sad GI’s at FOB’s, and recovering veterans often benefit from therapy dogs.
I'm trans but I don't want to change my body. The thought of that frightens me the most. I'd honestly prefer to leave my body alone but it makes things so much harder to explain to people who I haven't come out to yet. What do you think?
You do not have to take hormones or have surgery to be trans.You do not have to explain yourself to anybody. You identify how you identify and if people don’t respect that they can honestly kick rocks.As long as you are confident and happy with yourself that’s all that matters. Do what you feel comfortable with and hopefully you have people that support and respect you.
silver-and-ivory said: “coming out as anti-thin-straight-hair-dreadlocks has been the hardest thing i’ve ever done,” remembers argumate. “harder than coming out as gay. harder than, even, coming out as atheist.” he smiles wistfully, sadness tinging his gaze.
(1) hey! this is gonna be a bit long, but i was wondering if you could help me w/ ideas? I've written myself into a corner. i have a group of players (level 3) who are currently in this huge circus-esque tent after trying to track down a giant goat to give it back its baby. In the tent is everything they could ever want, books for the book nerd, animals for the animal lover, etc. I don't really know where to go from here? I was initially thinking that this placed was run by some liches that fed
(2) of joy or something, but the group is rly low leveled and in no way would be able to handle a lich at this point. any suggestions?
If you really wanna do a lich you can totally do a lich. Change the Lichs’ stats, make the rolls easier or harder if need be, etc. Make the lich weaker if the party comes up with particularly sad stories?
Unrelated to the ask: Sorry for not posting! I had a few big life events happen and I’m finally settled in to my new home and my honeymoon is over. I’m gonna be posting more pretty soon. Its been mostly asks lately because they’re really easy to become inspired by, or answer. Thank you for your patience and I’m excited to post regularly again!
This blog is inspired by the idea that us introverts have a harder time feeling like we don’t fit in. Especially when it comes to a group setting. We’re the quiet ones. We’re the ones that don’t seem to have anything interesting to add to a conversation. We’re the ones with all the intricate thoughts that only comes out when we write, create art or sing.
Hence, we wanted a blog that expressed a sense of wear styles that goes with who we are. Subtle. Yet Sleek.