all these rotten coils
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2023-03-26 23:00:37

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    This isn't bad at all. I was thrilled to see the eggs weren't cut and the babies were allowed to come out at their own pace. The incubator tub looks great. I just have a few notes.

    The first is that it's not necessary to separate egg clusters. You can do it as long as they were laid recently, but it's not necessary to pull them apart unless they won't fit in your incubator otherwise. The second is it's not necessary to wash baby snakes after they hatch; as mentioned, any gunk will come off with their first shed. Finally, I would go ahead and move the babies into their own enclosures after hatching, instead of leaving them together.

    Otherwise, cute babies!

    So is caleb a fulltime wizard buster now, or is he still teaching at the soltrice academy? Cause if he is, the speculation among his students has got to be fucking insane. Like imagine if every single time your nerdy, soft spoken, beanpole of a calc professor went on a two month leave of absence, another high profile war criminal gets thrown in jail. I would be losing my mind.


    tom hardy saying he feels at odds with his status as a male action hero bc he feels "intrinsically feminine" is miles and miles more gender fuckery than anything harry styles has done in his entire career


    boyband boy could never effortlessly be this


    The full quote (asked if he had sex with men):

    "Of course I have. I'm an actor for fuck's sake. I've played with everything and everyone. I love the form and the physicality, but now that I'm in my thirties, it doesn't do it for me. I'm done experimenting but there's plenty of stuff in a relationship with another man, especially gay men, that I need in my life. A lot of gay men get my thing for shoes. I have definite feminine qualities and a lot of gay men are incredibly masculine. A lot of people say I seem masculine, but I don't feel it. I feel intrinsically feminine. I'd love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside. Maybe my masculine qualities come from overcompensating because I'm not one of the boys."



    Hi just reiterating a thought I randomly had on discord one evening because it's really affected how I see these two ships

    Beauyasha - the union of two people who were expected to not amount to anything. They were thrown away, abandoned, given up upon. Then - defied those expectations, broke those chains, lifted themselves up, loved themselves again. Yasha: betrayer, murderer, outcast, widow. Beau: trash, criminal, irritant, rebel.

    Shadowgast - the union of two people whose nations leaned upon them so hard they cracked under the pressure. They were expected to be inhuman, beyond, untouchable. Them breaking was the proof of their personhood. Essek exploded - a crack in the foundation, poison seeping into the drinking water. Caleb imploded - a weapon misfiring, a fire in the home.


    The real reason you couldn’t make Airplane! today is that it’s a parody of a type of movie that doesn’t exist anymore in part because Airplane! made fun of it so hard


    The 70s-style disaster film was already dying but Airplane becoming, by far, more known, more watched, and more liked than any real example of the genre even though it was the most popular type of movie right up until Star Wars is one of the most magnificent examples of Weird Al-ing something


    The jester mocking the court advisor so deftly, the curse on the king breaks because His Majesty realizes that guy does suck.


    To quote Daniel Craig: “We had to destroy the myth because Mike Myers fucked us.”

    One unbelievable fact I learned looking for that quote: the Austin Powers sequels outgrossed both of the last two Pierce Brosnan James Bond movies.

    Man those Brosnan Bond movies are such a weird transitional moment in pop culture. People tend to analyze that by going “well the Brosnan Bond films were Bond trying to figure things out after the Cold War ended, Craig is post-9/11 Bond” when the actual dividing line is the start of the Austin Powers Era of History


    The best satire self destructs.

    Satire that lasts 50 years and still elicits “OMG so true"s ain’t worth SHIT to me. If it’s still true after that long, it’s just snark with no bite. Real satire is a knife (or sometimes a scalpel) that dispatches the target of its criticism and in so doing makes itself irrelevant (if not incomprehensible). It’s Jon Stewart getting Crossfire cancelled, it’s Tina Fey impersonating Sarah Palin so seamlessly that her ticket was unelectable, it’s Duchamp mocking the art scene so hard he irrevocably changed its course.

    If satire is still relevant long after its creation, it has failed at its mission. It might be funny, it might be good comedy, but it’s not good satire.


    A lot of satire is of its time and one of the better signs of that is how many satirical works just. Outlast what they were parodying and no one knows they’re a parody anymore

    Obviously that describes 90% of Weird Al’s songs, but like, Lord of the Flies is a parody of a specific type of British adventure novel (and a specific novel, even) and it’s outlasted it so long that people bring up the satirical aspects of Lord of the Flies to criticize Lord of the Flies.


    Inferno by Dante is bad satire because now christians unironically think that Hell having nine layers is part of their religion’s canon but it’s also good satire because all them bitches he wrote getting poked by demons is dead