"What’s so interesting about gardening”
"Are you kidding me. My plants are badass”
"What’s so interesting about gardening”
"Are you kidding me. My plants are badass”
I can’t wait to get married because its like a sleepover every night with your best friend.
That’s the cutest description of marriage I’m not even joking
It’s better than ‘betting someone half your stuff that you’ll love them forever’
No, this is why women survive longer than men.
this hurt to look at
actually it’s true. in sociology we learn about the fact that men participate in more risky behavior to prove masculinity and this is a way the patriarchy hurts men and pat of the reason the life expectancy is longer for women
doing the dishes and a piece of food touches your hand and you’re like
*1/4 through a fanfic* wait i’ve read this before
*2/4 through a fanfic* lol no i haven’t wtf is hapenning
* 3/4 through fanfic* OMG I’VE READ THIS BEFORE
If you see something like this, DO NOT CALL AN EXTERMINATOR!
Call a beekeeper, they can relocate the hive instead of killing them. Bees are dying at an alarming rate, please do not contribute to that! They are so important for our ecosystem!
yo fuck this i aint gonna call no beekeeper i’m moving before i’m dead
I’m going to call an exterminator so the exterminator can kill them. I’ll be able to sleep at night knowing that there are less bees in the world.
No bees = no food.
No food = no life.
Congratulations on destroying the world.
Save the bees. They’ll thank you by pollinating what will be your food.
You dense motherfuckers
Bees are literally the most important insects and if they become extinct due to the sheer IGNORANCE of so many or just because people think it’s cool to “kill it with fire” or anything like that… WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NOT A SINGLE FOOD PRODUCT LEFT OF EARTH THAT IS MADE FROM ANY KIND OF PLANT. Now sit down and think long and hard about that.
All right, Tumblr, I’m gonna have to stop you before you sprain something.
The decline in honeybee numbers is alarming. We definitely want to figure out what’s causing it, and reverse it if we can. However, only 30% of the food you eat comes from bee-pollinated crops. And in fact, worldwide, 90% of all food energy comes from crops that do not depend on pollinators.
Humanity is not facing an extinction scenario because of Colony Collapse Disorder, so everybody just take a deep breath and relax. Here is a complete list of crops that depend on the humble and industrious honeybee for their survival:
- Kante (I don’t even know what this is)
Here is a PARTIAL list of crops that require a pollinator insect but not necessarily the honeybee; and this is an important distinction, because Colony Collapse Disorder is a thing affecting HONEYBEES, but when scientists say “oh, we need bees to make X happen,” they are referring to ALL BEES. Most bees are just fine.
- Potatoes (bumblebees); the most important crop on this list. Potatoes provide more calories to the human race than any crop that isn’t a cereal crop.
- Apples (orchard bees, bumblebees, solitary bees, hover flies)
- Strawberries (bumblebees)
- Chocolate (midges)
- Carrots (wasps and flies)
- Onions (solitary bees)
- All gourds, including pumpkins and squash (squash bees)
ARE YOU READY FOR THE MONEYSHOT? Here is a VERY VERY INCOMPLETE list of foods that don’t use ANY form of insect pollinator. Most are either self-pollinated, or are pollinated by the wind.
- WHEAT, RICE, AND CORN: put together, THESE THREE CROPS ALONE account for two thirds of all human consumption.
- Millet, Barley, Sorghum: add these three to the three above and we’re now at 70% of all calories and 90% of all protein consumed by humans.
- Sweet Potatoes, Yams, and Cassava
- Cane sugar (YOUR CANDY SUPPLIES ARE SAFE)
- Cabbage, Lettuce, Spinach, Asparagus, Brussel Sprouts (all self-pollinators)
- Tomatoes, Peppers, Legumes of any description (so your 97 different kinds of beans), Eggplants, Peanuts, Oranges (all self-fertilized)
- Bananas, Pineapples, and ‘seedless’ anything; so oranges, pears, grapes, watermelons, etc etc etc (all parthenocarpic)
Most of the rest of our food energy comes from animal products, like milk, eggs, cheese, and, of course, meat. Naturally, these don’t rely on bees either.
So calm down, okay? Take your pinky finger off the shift-key and stop screaming about how we’re all going to starve to death because honeybee numbers have been dropping. By all means, be nice to bees, and get beekeepers to remove any unwanted hives! But we are not teetering on the brink of a bee-related apocalypse scenario. The biggest threat to our crops worldwide is climate change. Not bees.
Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
Although I wouldn’t call him Sir. I’d call him Jackass. And be sure to say this loudly.
THIS MAKE S ME LAUGH SO HARD EVERY TIME
Where has this been all my life!?
*SCREAMS IN ABJECT FURY*
SAID IS NOT DEAD. SAID IS NOT DEAD. SAID IS NOT FUCKING DEAD.
THESE WORDS ARE ALL VERY LOVELY AND USEFUL BUT ONLY IN SMALL DOSES!!!!
LIKE HOW MANY TIMES IN A STORY CAN YOU SAY THEY “STATED” OR “REMARKED” SOMETHING BEFORE THE STORY BECOMES BORING AND INCOMPREHENSIBLE?!?!?! GOOD GODS Y’ALL!
SAID IS A LOVELY ADORABLE LITTLE WORD THAT DOESN’T TAKE UP MUCH SPACE. IT CAN BE USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND IT WON’T TURN YOUR STORY INTO AN AWFUL PEICE OF PURPLE PROSE (BUT FUCK IF PURPLE PROSE IS WHAT YOU’RE AIMING FOR HAVE AT IT MY FRIEND) THAT MAKES LITERALLY ZERO SENSE TO THE READERS.
EXAMPLE: ‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare said tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”’
I BET YOU BARELY NOTICED THE WORD SAID. YOU PROBABLY FOCUSED ON THE WORD TIREDLY BECAUSE THAT WAS HOW SHE SAID IT.
AS OPPOSED TO: ‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare stated tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”’
DO YOU SEE HOW STILTED THAT IS???? IT’S AWKWARD AND DOESN’T FLOW RIGHT. NOW IMAGINE IF THE CONVERSATION WENT LIKE THIS:
‘“Oh Lizzy,” Clare stated tiredly. “We don’t always get what we want.”
"It’s just… It’s just so hard to let go.” Lizzy sobbed.’
DO YOU GET WHAT I’M SAYING? PUTTING THE WORD ‘SAID’ IN CLARE’S LINE ALLOWS YOU TO PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON LIZZY’S DISAPPOINTMENT AND EMOTIONAL TURMOIL. IMAGINE IF THE ENTIRE STORY INVOLVING LIZZY AND CLARE USED EVERY WORD BUT SAID. IT’D GET HARD TO READ, WOULDN’T IT???
IN CONCLUSION, TL;DR, ECT. ECT.: THE WORD SAID IS A GOOD WORD THAT LETS THE WRITING FLOW AND ALLOWS YOU TO PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON ANOTHER CHARACTER’S LINES WITHOUT CLUTTERING UP THE STORY. SAID IS NOT DEAD. PLEASE USE THE WORD SAID, DARLINGS. SAID LIKES TO BE USED, AND IT ISN’T PICKY ON HOW YOU USE IT.
YES THESE WORDS IN THE PICTURE ABOVE NEED TO BE PUT TO USE, BUT ONLY SPARINGLY. OTHERWISE YOU END UP WITH A STUTTERED MESS OF A MANUSCRIPT AND IF YOU WANT TO WRITE SUCCESSFUL STORIES YOU’RE GOING TO NEED TO UTILIZE A WORD THAT’S SHORT AND SWEET AND TO THE POINT. AKA THE WORD SAID.
THIS HAS BEEN A PSA
This person isn’t joking. My friend wrote a book and I asked about the publishing process and she said that the editors made her change a lot of the tags to just “said” because all the “requested” and “offered” and “smirked”s were distracting. My friend said her editor told her that most people don’t even read/notice the word said and they get stuck and stumble over words like “proposed” and “stated” and other such tags. So in conclusion, a real author told me all of this which means said is not dead and never will be.
Adapt to this
LET ME JUST POINT OUT THE VARIOUS FLAWS OF LOGIC HERE. FIRST OF ALL DARWINS POWER IS TO LITERALLY ADAPT TO ANYTHING IN THE EFFING UNIVERSE. HIS POWERS DEEMED IT TOO DANGEROUS TO FIGHT THE HULK AND TELEPORTED HIM TO ANOTHER COUNTRY. HE ONCE BECAME PURE COSMIC EFFING ENERGY AND SHORTLY AFTER REMATERIALIZED AS A HUMAN BEING TO PREVENT HIS DEATH. DARWIN IS LITERALLY INEFFINGVINCIBLE. AND YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT A PATHETIC BALL OF KINETIC ENERGY FROM SEBASTIAN SHAW MERKS HIM?!?!?! THEY OBVIOUSLY ARE OUT TO KILL THE BLACK MAN IN THE PLOT AND LITERALLY WROTE THIS SCENE WITH NO REGARDS TO DARWINS POWERS WHATSOEVER AND ITS FRUSTRATING THAT THEY WOULD GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO KILL HIM OFF LIKE THAT
I’m saying. Even in sci fi we ain’t safe
in my headcanon darwin literally became a being of energy and ascended to another plain of existence so he doesn’t have to deal with anymore of this white nonsense
Even in Scifi? We not safe in real life.
thank you I’ve been saying this for the longest!!!!! He is a damn omega level mutant, meaning in the movie he would be a class 5! Dude even adapted into a God and became the God of Death! Dude was college educated in the comics and they made him a taxi driver…like Black folks weren’t educated in the 70’s. And they didn’t even acknowledge that he was an Afro Latino…his name is Armando Munoz, he’s one of the few Afro latino superheros and they did him so dirty.
A movie that’s a metaphor for prejudice/racism/etc did the black guy dirty.
Part of why I have such incredible issues with this movie. If you’re not a straight white guy, you’re either evil or dead, period.
I am genuinely concerned about the upcoming X-movie. They did Darwin so goddamn dirty.
being an adult sucks cause when people ask you to hang out you cant be like “my mom said no” you just have to change your name and move away