Feigning Adulthood

scienceofficermulder:

luftangrepp:

Since klingon sex is basically violent wrestling, I wonder if the klingons don’t have BDSM but like the opposite. Klingons gathering in secrecy in dark cellars to engage in sweet, gentle loving, to the scorn of fellow klingons.

"How can you do that?" the other klingons ask. "You don’t even draw blood? Not a single furniture breaking? It doesn’t seem… natural".

"What is this… cuddle, you speak of?"

im into klingon hug dungeons


alcohol and consent

congenitalprogramming:

jumpingjacktrash:

something i keep seeing, most recently in one of seebs’s conversations, is people insisting that no consent is ever valid if alcohol is involved.

this is complete bullshit.

there is a huge difference between, say, getting someone drunk so they can’t/won’t resist, and somebody with a few drinks in them going “hey, let’s have sex, that would be super great!”

the latter IS valid consent. and everyone who’s not hiding behind an sj checklist to avoid looking at the world can tell it’s valid consent. so if you go around insisting it’s not, that just muddies the waters and causes people to discount your entire argument, even the parts that are true and important.

please stop treating alcohol as a magical potion that turns everything it touches into rape.

Thank you. I don’t drink often but I enjoy sex with my SO when I have had alcohol. I also enjoy it without, and I also don’t just up and try to fuck people around me just because I had something to drink. It’s insane to tell people NO YOU ABSOLUTELY DIDN’T CONSENT EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU DID AND THE PERSON THAT HAD SEX WITH YOU IS A SCUMMY RAPIST. I’m so fucking tired of that.

This is important because of two things.

First thing: I have had some very lovely sex with some very lovely people while tipsy (if you’re one of them, you know who you are).

Second thing: I have been around scummy people and they are the ones who will encourage you to drink an entire bottle of whiskey and then say something like, “We should go make out now,” and when you (nearly blackout) say, “But I’m more into dancing right now and find you kind of boring” (OKAY SO I HAVE NO FILTER EVEN BEFORE I’M DRUNK BUT DAMN), they then say, “Aww come on. Just a kiss!”

And then you’re at a party where they are and 4 drinks in 5 hours lands you in undriveably drunk mode.

And then you keep getting creeped on by them.

I’m not *saying* that they’re creepy and probably a little rapey, but I’m saying a lot of incidents around them have led me to believe they are creepy and rapey.

(I’ve been lucky in that nothing has happened, but I did have to get escorted to the passenger seat of my car after that bottle of whiskey)


meistras:

bathsabbath:

homusexualmagi:

A thingy I thought might help someone. And it’s super easy mode.

     Dudes. Please. Don’t ever fucking put acrylic paint onto your skin. Even deco paint. Even watercolor, and never oils. Even if you mix it with skin safe paint. Don’t paint with your fingers without gloves. Don’t apply it like makeup. Even a small amount.That is absolutely not what it’s for. Ask any art student who’s had to sit through ten different Hazardous Material lectures.

    Seriously. I feel like I’m going to be shouting this from my death bed. Acrylic paints are not intended for use on skin, they can contain anything from Manganese, Cobalt, Cadmium, and even lead. Don’t do it.

    My friend has severe nerve damage from constantly painting with his fingers. The Tin-man practically died from this shit. Come onnnn. And now five thousand people are going to do this. Lord.

save a life and reblog so maybe those cosplayers won’t do this.

(Source: bigjuicycrab)


jumpingjacktrash:

caramelblackness:

visionarywateringhole:

thaxted:

nerdfaceangst:

theafrocentricasian:

World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.
New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.
The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.
Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.
Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.
Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.
The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.
The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.
Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.

Reblogging this for three reasons:
1) It’s awesome and worth knowing
2) It makes sense when you think about, you know, the whole history of human development (from a NOT white supremacist perspective at least)
3) To add that if anyone ever tries to say that all languages are derived from Latin [insert choked sound of disbelief and anger] you can inform their ignorant (probably racist) asses of this: Latin, as far as languages go, is an INFANT. It’s part of a subset of Indo-European languages and MOTHERFUCKER EVEN ENGLISH ISN’T ONE OF ITS DERIVATIVES. (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese are, as well as lots of their related languages and dialects, that’s it.) Latin isn’t even remotely old enough to be a mother language. It’s like saying alpacas were the original dinosaurs or some bullshit.

HUH! You dont FUCKING SAY?
WILL YOU LOOK THE FUCK AT THAT! 

Not surprising, but this is cool information!

in a linguistics video course from a few years ago, i learned that linguists have suspected this for a long time, it was just gathering the evidence that was hard. i’m a little skeptical of this article just because it may be jumping the gun; it doesn’t say anything about the methods used, and i’m wondering how they managed to come to a conclusion when linguists have been trying to get there for so long. what changed? a new computer program? a new source of data? i’m very interested.
the article suggests it’s just a matter of the number of phonemes, but that seems like a thin basis for such a long-sought, elusive conclusion. there’s got to be more to it.
anyone saying latin is the root of everything is not a linguist and has no clue what they’re talking about. even proto-indo-european has long been known not to be THE mother tongue. it was just the farthest back people could go with any confidence. they knew there were languages before that, they just couldn’t put them together from what’s left.

I… as someone whose degree is in Latin, and who studied also German, Japanese, and ancient Greek, who the fuck thinks all languages are Latin-derived? View Larger

jumpingjacktrash:

caramelblackness:

visionarywateringhole:

thaxted:

nerdfaceangst:

theafrocentricasian:

World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.

New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.

Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.

Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.

The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.

The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.

Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.

Reblogging this for three reasons:

1) It’s awesome and worth knowing

2) It makes sense when you think about, you know, the whole history of human development (from a NOT white supremacist perspective at least)

3) To add that if anyone ever tries to say that all languages are derived from Latin [insert choked sound of disbelief and anger] you can inform their ignorant (probably racist) asses of this: Latin, as far as languages go, is an INFANT. It’s part of a subset of Indo-European languages and MOTHERFUCKER EVEN ENGLISH ISN’T ONE OF ITS DERIVATIVES. (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese are, as well as lots of their related languages and dialects, that’s it.) Latin isn’t even remotely old enough to be a mother language. It’s like saying alpacas were the original dinosaurs or some bullshit.

HUH! You dont FUCKING SAY?

WILL YOU LOOK THE FUCK AT THAT! 

Not surprising, but this is cool information!

in a linguistics video course from a few years ago, i learned that linguists have suspected this for a long time, it was just gathering the evidence that was hard. i’m a little skeptical of this article just because it may be jumping the gun; it doesn’t say anything about the methods used, and i’m wondering how they managed to come to a conclusion when linguists have been trying to get there for so long. what changed? a new computer program? a new source of data? i’m very interested.

the article suggests it’s just a matter of the number of phonemes, but that seems like a thin basis for such a long-sought, elusive conclusion. there’s got to be more to it.

anyone saying latin is the root of everything is not a linguist and has no clue what they’re talking about. even proto-indo-european has long been known not to be THE mother tongue. it was just the farthest back people could go with any confidence. they knew there were languages before that, they just couldn’t put them together from what’s left.

I… as someone whose degree is in Latin, and who studied also German, Japanese, and ancient Greek, who the fuck thinks all languages are Latin-derived?