Australian company Bioconst has released a line of genetically modified fluorescent flowers that produce a protein that glow when exposed to a proprietary UV LED
I WANT A GARDEN OF THESE THINGS THEN STRING UP THOSE UV LED LIGHT THINGIES. THEN HAVE FIRE-CIRCLE-NAKED-DANCING -PARTIES BY MOON AND FLOWER POWER LIGHT. GOTTA HAVE SOME FIREFLIES TOO BECAUSE WHY THE FUCK NOT.
THAT IS ALL I WANT.
“The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project is a new project of the Students’ Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence. Gender Based Violence exists in both visible and invisible ways on our campus and affects the lives of many University students, staff, faculty, and community members. Through education, awareness, and institutional change, we are striving to create a campus free of gender based violence where everyone can feel safe and supported.”
NASA SAYS THERE IS A STRANGE AND UNKNOWN SIGNAL COMING FROM THE PERSEUS CLUSTER RIGHT NOW
ITS THE GETH
*accidentally offends a video game character and has to reload save from 2 hours ago*
tbh, i find the emergence of the concept of demisexuality very interesting, and i’m partial to thinking it’s a symptom of hypersexualized patriarchal culture that demands full sexual availability of women. wanting to develop an emotional bond before having sex is actually a very common and even normative thing, yet nowadays women seem to be under so much pressure to have casual sex that they strongly identify with demisexuality to justify the limits of their sexual comfort zone.
i wonder how the idea that not wanting to have sex with people you don’t know well needs its own label might be connected with the “sex-positive” movement and its ideas of “sexual empowerment”. we’ve conceptualized being sexual (as opposed to “half-sexual”) in very strict terms and reached a point where certain sexual behaviours, such as casual sex, are not just seen as normal and accepted but actually positioned as a required part of “full” sexuality, and by doing that we’ve abnormalized not wanting to have sex with people you don’t know well, which is alarming because there is an immense pressure on women to be sexually available to men.
That’s a really interesting theory, and it very well may be apropos for some women who use the label, but I think that it’s actually based off of a fundamental misunderstanding of demisexuality? I’m not demisexual but I’m fairly certain I am demiromantic (and I’m just asexual, maybe grace otherwise), so I sort of have to assume that I can take my feelings of demiromanticism and then apply them to the limited knowledge that I have about allosexuality.
Obviously, sexuality is different for everyone and there’s no universal definition of how you should use labels blah blah blah I’m not trying to push any demisexual’s buttons here. If something I say doesn’t line up with how you feel, please keep in mind that I only have my own experiences to draw from. But I’d be interested in hearing yours!! I don’t have a good handle on anything that isn’t straight up asexuality so I’d love to hear from people that identify as demisexual or allo.
I think, though, that actually demisexuality isn’t only when someone wants to wait until they have an emotional bond with someone before having sex. It’s that they don’t develop sexual feelings for anyone before they develop a deep emotional bond with them. I’ve heard allosexual people mention that they would love to have sex with someone even if they’re not dating them? For a demisexual person, they would not have those feelings unless they already had a deep emotional bond with that person.
Demisexuality is on the asexual spectrum, so I have to assume that it would function similarly to gray-asexuality, though instead of only being attracted sometimes, they would only be attracted to people that are close to them. In my case, as a demiromantic person, I only really ever have the desire to be in explicitly romantic relationships (that is, exchanging romantic kisses and hand holding as opposed to casual cuddling and hugs) with people that I consider close friends, to whom I have been able to completely open up. Other people don’t register as dateable in any intense way. I assume that demisexuality would function similarly, but in a sexual sense rather than in a romantic one.
yes fucking thank you minnie
demi-x is not based on “I don’t want to actually x until I know them” it’s based on “I am not at all attracted to them in x way until I know them.” demisexuals, when an allosexual points out a hot person and goes “I’d tap that,” go “meh” the same way an asexual does. It’s not until there’s a wealth of interaction that people begin to become even remotely attractive - not until there’s a wealth of interaction that there’s even something to judge on which someone is or isn’t attractive.
(I, conversely, cannot speak to demi-romantics, because I have no specific-romantic attraction, only romantic as paired with friendship possibly-including sexual attraction)
CAN I JUST SAY HOW REFRESHING IT IS FOR JOHN TO BE CALLING CALIBORN OUT ON HIS MISOGYNISTIC BULLSHIT
caliborn is such a weird fucking creep ughYou realize this is really out of character, and Hussie is doing this to bump up his self image, and its working, right?
hussie specifically making a blatantly misogynistic character for no real good reason other than to make that an attribute of the villain (which is suuuuch a tired character trait uuuugh) and having another character say something that contradicts his typically oblivious and aloof personality throws off the storyline (if homestuck can even qualify for having one) and serves only as instant gratification from the fans to the white male author, and totally renders the point he supposedly was trying to make moot because instead of actually shedding light on the frequency of objectification and invalidation of female characters in media now he’s getting credit for being some great open minded anti-misogynistic guy! y’know, despite the fact he created a super misogynistic character for no real reason other than to perpetuate popular media that contains misogynistic characters and elements? y’know, the average viewer who is unaware and uneducated on rampant misogyny is just going to take caliborn’s behavior as normal, hussie isn’t being some brave and progressive author here.
this is a ploy, i basically just repeated everything nicolette said but yeah im really bothered by this
THIS FUCKING THANK U
Out of character? Really?
I mean, look at this shit.
How the hell would you react if you saw someone playing shitty story book with your best friends?
Those aren’t just girls that Caliborn is playing house with, those are his friends. Some are his direct family (Hell, he still associates Jane with his Nana), one is a very close friend of his who he cares a lot about, and one is a girl he just met and made friends with.
John is a character that is quick to emote, even if the stuff he’s emoting about is fucking stupid. When he found out that his dad was a normal business man he freaked out. When he found out that Gushers were a Betty Crocker product he freaked out. When he found out that Davesprite broke up with Jade and then proceeded to mock his dead father HE FREAKED THE FUCK OUT. He freaked out in an entirely different way when he was reunited with his friends, some of which he had only known for a day, all of which he hadn’t heard from in three years. The guy he knows for a day and didn’t see for three years is stabbed and he freaks out.
The point is that John isn’t aloof.
Couple his hotheadedness with the fact that his friends (oh yeah, remember when friendship made him reconsider flying off to his death. Or the time he made his friend look good in her paradox mother’s eyes because he knew she deserved it. Or all the things Vriska convinced him to do because friendship? Or maybe when he kissed a friend’s dead corpse because it was the only way to revive her dreamself? Or when he refused to jump on the meteor with all his other friends because he didn’t want to leave Jade alone by herself?) are being insulted and used in some creepy way by someone he can’t even see? OF COURSE HE WOULD FREAK THE FUCK OUT!
As for Caliborn, have you heard some thirteen year old boys lately? Not all of them, just the little shitheads who thinks they’re hot (like the ones you can find screaming into your headphones during COD, calling you a faggot). You know what they do? They treat women like shit. You know why? No? Most of the time it’s because they can get away with it, there’s usually a female figure at home that they’re allowed to walk all over, or a female figure that intimidates them so they have to pretend that they are able to walk all over them.
I wonder where we can find one of those.
Someone he has a particular sort of animosity toward…
maybe even someone who intimidates him mentally, or who is more talented or liked then him…
Oh where oh where could this mystery girl be…
Clearly Caliborn has utterly no reason to viciously attack and demean women to the point that he sees them fit only as sexual partners.
Caliborn’s misogyny is never depicted in a good light. If anything, it is there to nail down the fact that Caliborn is really fucking dumb. He’s stupid and lucky, and soon to be very powerful which are not things that should be melded together.
If anything, Caliborn is the PERFECT personification of the 12 year old on a headset during COD who keeps sniping you in the head. The misogyny doesn’t feel random, it feels like that loud mouth kid who doesn’t understand half the words he’s screaming into your ear while he goes around and shoots everything in sight, teammate or not.
He is a chaotic brat without the maturity to understand the full scope of his actions or his words.
And just because a writer makes a straw misogynist, doesn’t mean the writing is inherently bad. See: Firefly, PMMM, Mulan, Wonder Woman, Star Trek, Doctor Who (early years), AVATAR THE LAST FUCKING AIRBENDER.
Look, Hussie can be a piece of shit sometimes. I have followed the comic for years and this I’ve learned. I’m not defending him here. Maybe he did it for asspats, maybe he did it because it’s in character, or maybe he did it for the same reasons the writers above did. I don’t particularly care. But if you’re going to bash the actions of the characters, at least make an attempt to understand the characters beforehand.
Smooch, Fan Art inspired in one panel of issue 7.
Hope you like it!
Nobody wonders what happens to Allmates when the owners die. It’s obvious, in a way; parents buy their children their own Allmates when the time is right, hardly ever handing one down throughout a family line. Allmates are too precious for that. Too personal to be gifted from one person to the next.
Allmates don’t live without their owners.
Perhaps it’s selfish, then.
Because when they grow old, hair turned white or grey, faces riddled with wrinkles and lines…
Koujaku cups Beni in his hands and gently runs his thumb along the feathers on his back. The gaze they share is long, silent words shifting between them, before Koujaku gives Beni a watery smile, draws him close to his face, and gently whispers for him to sleep, letting his tears fall as soon as the tiny body held gently in his hands falls still.
Noiz spreads the cubes out in front of him on a desk, lips pulled into a thin line. They’re silent, somber, no longer filled with the energy to bounce or squeak. He calls the command, and slowly their programmes are erased, lights turning off within them with a soft click. He picks them up, one by one, carefully, tenderly, cups them in his hands, and gently taps his fingers against them, wondering why the silence bothers him as much as it does.
Tori, perched as always on Mink’s shoulder, goes limp with a soft click. He falls to the floor, lifeless, but is caught before he hits the ground in a wide palm. It means nothing, will bring him nothing, but Mink draws Tori up to his face, presses their foreheads together, and murmurs a soft prayer of thanks as he gently rubs his fingers across each of Tori’s wings.
Aoba holds Ren close, face buried in thick blue fur. He strokes his fingers through soft fluff, chokes back a sob, laughs as Ren’s pink tongue laps comfortingly at his ear. They whisper back and forth for hours, voices low and choked - Ren’s with sadness, Aoba’s with tears. Ren’s fur is soaked by the time Aoba whispers I love you, Ren. He lies back in his hospital bed and waits, Ren sitting on his chest, both keeping their gazes firmly fixed on each other. And when Aoba’s eyes start to shut with something other than sleep, Ren starts to shut himself down, their lifeless heads dropping to the side at exactly the same time.
Omg waiting for the metro earlier this tragic fucking weeaboo wearing an animal tail and ears sat down awkwardly right next to these two Asian boys and dramatically took out this manga and held it out really far to “read” it (aka to show them what she was reading). And when the train came she “dropped” the manga and said “Baka!”. I heard the boys talking they were fucking Cantonese. I wanted to punt her onto the tracks.