THEY KNEW I WANTED IT! (HAVE THEY SNEAKED A PEEK IN *my* CHRISTMAST LIST???)
In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.
The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive— which is a lot to expect of a rat.
The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy— and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.
Prometheus David 8 + cat!Charles. The messiest and forever-wip comic strip.
I finally suck it up and finish this in one sitting, just to get it out of my system, thus super messy and bad anatomy and all that. I vaguely remembered someone mentioned something like this (cat!Charles being swallowed by alien and then reborn into human hybrid form?).
You, that one, who did it, d’you know you entirely love you? Let me hug you, your world must be incredibly fabulous!
“Uhura” comes from the Swahili word UHURU meaning “freedom”. Uhura was pretty much the first ever black main character on American television who was not a maid or a domestic servant in 1966. TV network NBC refused to let Nichelle Nichols be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry hired her as a “day worker,” but still included her in almost every episode. She actually made more money than any of the other actors through this workaround, and it was kept secret from the other actors, but it was still a humiliating second-class status. The network people made life hard for Nichols, constantly trying to pare down her screen time, purposefully dropping racist comments in her presence and even withholding her fan mail from her.This deplorable state of affairs led Nichols to make the decision to quit after the 1st season, but then she happened to meet the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. who pleaded with her to stick with the show because as a Black woman she was portraying the first non-stereotypical role on television.
My hero <3
Little Red Riding Bird and the Big Bad Hound
by zweihand on LJ
SanSan does folklore! ;)
“GQ neatly demonstrate their differing ways of valuing men and women. Spot the odd one out in these covers.”
Of course. Of course.
wow what the actual fuck
Me: Spot the cover that doesn’t fit.
Husband: [As I click through the covers.] Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay. Oh, dear.
Husband: There is no excuse for that.
Me: Yup. Everyone else is in suits and has a penis.
Husband: She should be in a suit. She should be looking sexy in a suit.
And then I debated whether or not to put it on Tumblr…but I decided it was important. Because in my own way, I can (unfortunately) point out exactly what is wrong with men when they don’t realize how hard it is to be a woman. How we do not have equal opportunities and freedoms in…
I’m Hungry, Pepper. Feed Me! (2014): It’s a story about a genius/billionaire/playboy/philanthropist and his neverending love of eating. Coming to your cinemas, and kitchens, on Thanksgiving 2014.
My life is being ruined because of a chair. Which chair?
Or was it that chair?
I mean, we know Jenny left to travel the stars and that she could regenerate up to a point. And Oswin was completely disorientated and believed she was inside the cockpit of a crushed spaceship.
MOFFAT YOU DIDN’T!