improbablecarny

    people who don’t watch horror movies are SO confident that they know everything there is to know about the genre. like it’s okay to not know things. it’s okay if you don’t like friday the 13th or whatever. i promise you don’t need to make an ass out of yourself on the internet about it

    improbablecarny

    horror is an incredibly diverse genre, because there is potential horror in everything. it’s in nature, it’s in architecture and technology, it’s in human relationships, it’s in folklore, the past, the future, the mundane. there are horror movies from all over the world. it is straight up anti-intellectual to pretend that the handful of B slashers you’ve vaguely heard about comprise the totality of what horror has to offer. If you’re just not interested in horror, or if you dislike certain subgenres of horror, then that’s fine, you’re not obligated to like anything at all. but smugly announcing that you don’t like horror because you dislike a handful of VERY specific non-universal tropes is just as stupid as saying that you hate comedy because you don’t like adam sandler movies.

    improbablecarny

    this is what I mean by anti-intellectualism btw

    emoqueervampire

    [ID - A screenshot of the comment section of the post: A user with a censored url says “Aren’t you tired of watching 7 impossibly stupid teenagers die in cabins in the woods though? Like doesn’t that get tiring?” OP responds “do you think that’s the plot of every single horror movie or something” User: “definitely a good chunk of them yeah” OP: “name 5 from the past 5 years” User: “do I sound like i could name 5 horror movies of any style? I’m saying I’ve been dragged to enough movies to know that horror as a genre is stupid low brow torture porn fodder for the lowest common denominator of weirdos” - end ID]

    bogleech

    “Oh that animal doesn’t LIKE you it just TOLERATES you

    …..So? If that’s the most a non-social organism can feel towards you isn’t that just as special an honor as whatever it is you think affection means??

    pixeltheleopardgecko

    “This creature with no natural social instincts outside of mating allows me to freely interact with it, while causing it little stress” is fucking DOPE AS SHIT

    weasowl

    also… are you SURE? like, we’re still finding out so much about animals. Wolverines fathers, who we thought were not involved in caring for kits, turn out to travel around and collect all their kits from multiple mothers and take the whole group out on camping trips. Some spiders have tiny frog pets (!) or group up to communally raise their young. Wild sharks, crocodiles, and snakes have formed strong, documented relationships with people. 

    this man Gilberto (Chito) Shedden nursed this crocodile back to health after it was shot in the eye, and they were best friends for the rest of the crocodile’s life.

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    this python came in out of the wild as a baby snake and curled up next to the family’s infant, Oun Sam­bat (or Oeun Sambat?) and they were inseparable for 12 years

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    Cristina Zenato removes hooks from sharks and they let her stick her hand down their throat to do it and they even bring other sharks who need help to see her.

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    It’s a relationship that goes beyond a single helpful interaction. For example one of the sharks that would show up when she first started swimming with them was a shark she called Foggy Eye who really didn’t like to be touched. One day, Foggy Eye showed up with a hook in her mouth that Cristina Zenato removed, and ever after, Foggy Eye cuddles when she visits, putting her head in Cristina’s lap and enjoying some petting

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     We don’t know SO much. Some wolf spiders will adopt unrelated orphaned spiderlings and raise them. We recently discovered that the ant-mimicking jumping spider (below) produces “milk” and suckles its young until they are nearly fully grown.

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    SO. Don’t assume we know all about what creatures do or feel or whether or not they form social connections or bond with others.

    so apparently in the new scooby doo (animated/direct to video/streaming) movie Velma is pretty blatantly gay over a woman throughout the whole movie.  Don’t know much else because the movie isnt’ out yet and I just saw clips, but damn it is like so blatant.  Hell I don’t think blatant is the right word because they outright talk about Velma having a crush on her.  It’s not subtext or background pause the video to gather evidence. Dialogue, Velma getting hot and bothered as much as she can in a kids movie, flirting, out right saying the woman is her type.  (she’s a gorgeous nerd who is confidence, sassy, and apparently not completely lawful so I apparently have the same type)

    Oh and the gang knows and teases her about her crush, which is also really nice to see.  Yeah it’s nice to have Velma confirmed to be a lesbian in on screen in text not subtext, but it’s also no just her having a crush on a random hot woman and it being a running gag.  It has plot relevence and her friends are not only aware and cool with it, they are doing their best to help her out. 

    basedheisenberg

    “All media should start having trigger warnings for graphic or upsetting content.”

    You mean like these:

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    aces-and-anime

    reblogging because I didn’t know these

    onthesideoftheotters

    are you serious theres people who dont know this

    kvetchcore

    Yeah? Of course there are people who don’t know this, especially as TV viewership declines. They don’t exactly teach these meanings to people. I distinctly remember being a child and having to ask my parents. If they didnt know, I wouldnt know, and parents don’t usually actually care enough to find out for themselves.

    the cynical superiority of “what do you mean people dont know this thin i had to learn???” is tiresome, just share the infographic and go.

    silkirose

    A little update <3

    I still read all of your lovely replies! I have not given up on art my friends! I have even started my own webcomic on webtoon! It’s called Seth In Space and it would mean a lot to me if you would support me there! Love you all and happy halloween!!

    silkirose

    I’m so happy to tell you all that I’ve made great progress with my mental health!! To genuinely be able to say that I feel happy is so liberating and free! I know a lot of you are still in that dark place. I’m here to say that it does get better. Much better! I still have some tough days but progress is progress! Be kind and gentle to yourselves. I love you all and thank you to everyone who’s supported me over the years!

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    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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    Happy halloween 2021 everyone!! As for some good news, I came out as genderfluid this year!! I hope everyone has a magical halloween!!

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    silkirose

    I didn’t know what to do for the update this year as I felt I would just be repeating myself from last year, so I was advised to go balls to the wall

    Happy Halloween!!

    jathis

    Every year it just gets better