Imagine your OTP have been together for a while, and Person A organizes a romantic holiday.
On the last night, they’re walking along beside a river under a breathtaking sunset. Every aspect of the whole trip has been perfectly planned to make Person B as happy as is humanly possible. At a sheltered, leafy spot Person A stops and turns. Person B is nervous and excited as this person they love more than anything in the world gets down on one knee and looks up at them adoringly.
And then Person A takes a deep breath and says: We’re no strangers to love You know the rules, and so do I…
Eventually the 20th Century History class at Starfleet Academy stops being a fringey elective and becomes a required course, and all the cadets are like “this is so irrelevant, why do we have to learn this” and anyone who’s been around for a while is like “there is an 812% chance that you will time travel to the 20th century during your Starfleet career”
“but the temporal prime directive”
“At the very least you will get trapped a holodeck program based on the 20th century, and you will need to know all these weird idioms”
“But why is it only the 20th – ”
“We don’t know why it’s only the 20th century we have a whole corps of scientists trying to figure out what’s happening with that it seriously makes no sense but in the meantime, knowing how to work a combustion engine is pretty much guaranteed to save your life so get the hell on that.”
Why do some people not want their content/trigger note/warning tags to be usable for sorting purposes? I ask this not because I think this is bad but rather because I completely fail to understand why this occurs.
Clearly, there is a cost in having to add junk tags or append random numbers to avoid showing up in a search for, say, #violence cw, so if people do this anyway there must be some reason to.
I think they’re afraid of trolls looking through the warning tags for “SJWs” to harass.
Hello, shorter-url. Your concern is very much understandable! Many people are taught that a shark cannot swim when still, which is partially true.
Sharks mainly breathe via two methods– buccal pumping, in which the shark actively draws water in through its mouth to pass over its gills, and ram ventilation, in which the shark must constantly move to force water over their gills. Buccal pumping is more prevalent in ancient sharks, and while some sharks adapted for bottom-feeding still use it, many modern sharks – like the great white shark – have lost that ability altogether and instead can only breathe via ram ventilation. These are called obligate ram ventilators and they have to keep moving in order to breathe.
This particular shark is an adult S. fasciatum, a Zebra or Leopard Shark, depending on the region. Fortunately, they aren’t obligate ram ventilators and, in fact, have very strong buccal muscles. You can even see them working in the first two gifs. When it starts moving to swim away, the diver lets it go, and there’s no harm for either party.
All the best, Fatanyeros
Also, in my work with nurse sharks (same branch as S. fasciatum) I found them to actually enjoy scritches and petting. They would actively seek them out on their own terms.
My life is infinitely better for knowing some sharks like scritches.
the troubles of a person with prosopagnosia and anxiety:
*sees post with pictures of very popular actor they look at pictures of all day*
*tags it with name of very popular actor*
*almost clicks the reblog button*
*checks pictures five times to make sure the pictures actually portray very famous actor and not someone who looks a bit like him*
*feels ashamed because they literally look at pictures of very famous actor all day so it’s very embarrassing not to be sure if it’s really him*
Would you like advice or do you just want to vent? I don’t want to go barging in here with tips if that wouldn’t be appropriate.
it’s okay! i wouldn’t mind advice :)
I’ve found the TagViewer extension for XKit to be very helpful for this situation. To give a relatively recent example (that I’m not sure whether I ever actually reblogged, but it’s still a good example of the process):
1. See gifset of person who may or may not be Taylor Swift playing with small fluffy animals.
2. Press TagViewer button on post.
3. Scroll through the list of reblogs with tags and what tags they used. See that the majority of reblogs with any tags at all contain the tag “taylor swift”, “tswift”, “tay-tay”, or other variations thereupon. See that nobody has tagged it with a name other than Taylor Swift.
4. Feel much more confident that the picture is of Taylor Swift now that you’ve gotten dozens of concurring opinions.
#prosopagnosia #reply via reblog #tales from the prosopagnosia tag