I use the tag "catie does college" if you want to keep up with 90% of my personal stuff, and if anyone asks, I'll look in the "all-hail-catherinethegreat" tag
I JUST REALIZED WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT DINOSAURS SOUND LIKE! THEY COULD’VE BEEN SPEAKING FLUENT GERMAN FOR ALL WE KNOW
it’s too early for this late night tumblr shit
GUTEN MORGEN HERR PTERODACTYL
Okay so here’s the thing: I’ve seen several people do this thing recently where, when making a triggering post, they tag it with “tw” and literally nothing else. This is not helpful. It is literally the opposite of helpful. You are not getting the post off the dash of someone who has tumblr savior’d specific triggers. You’re not even warning people not to read it because tags are at THE BOTTOM. Someone will have to read the entire post and then realize “hmm maybe shouldn’t have read that.”
So PLEASE for the love of summer tag your triggers with “[specific triggering content] tw” or some variation where the trigger is clearly stated in it’s entirety (and not just an abbreviation either. “sh tw” for self harm is not doing anyone any good. To savior that it would get rid of every word with an sh in it). so that people can scroll their dash peacefully.
Thank you and goodnight
I miss tags sometimes, so before I post anything, I take a small second and say, “this doesn’t affect me a certain way, but could it affect someone else a certain way?”
That has helped me catch gifs, food references,body horror, and other things that will trigger someone else. The rest of the world is kinda shitty about people’s feelings, I know that, but tumblr doesn’t need to be.
Tag your stuff please.
As some of you might already have guessed, I’m a fan of Japanese girl idols. One of the many, many idol groups in existence today in Japan is NMB48, a Osaka-based spin-off group of the (in)famous AKB48. NMB has a weekly show that’s surprisingly entertaining as well as educational called NMB to Manabu-kun, in which the members of NMB and a few comedians listen to guest lectures by experts in various fields.
Back on May 15th, the theme of the episode was pataphysics/the science of sci-fi. One of the topics of the lecture held by university professor Yanagita Rikao was the age-old question of "WHY ARE MAGICAL GIRLS NEVER ATTACKED WHILE TRANSFORMING???"
This was his answer, based on the magical girl series Futari wa Pretty Cure.
Question: The transformation scenes in Pretty Cure are very long, so why don’t the bad guys attack the girls in the meantime?
"Even when I was little, I was thinking ‘Hey! Attack them now!’"
"I found this odd as well, so I watched the transformation scene many times. And what I noticed is, when the Pretty Cures yell ‘Dual Aurora Wave!’ and transform, a rainbow-colored column of light shoots up from the ground, going BOOM!"
"And then the Pretty Cures levitate, and go up into the air. Based on this, I believe the protagonists of Pretty Cure are being held up in the air by the power of light.”
"When we think of light, we usually think it heats up things or lights up things. But in reality, light has the power to hold up things as well."
"When the sun is beating down on us in the summer, the human body is being pressed downwards by the sun beams with a force of 2/100,000g.”
"But this is only about a one-hundred of the weight of a mosquito, so no matter how hot it is, we don’t feel that sunlight is heavy."
"So that means the light holding them up must be extremely strong. If we assume that the two Pretty Cures each weigh about 45kg and do some calculations…”
"It means the light during the transformation must have the energy of 2,100,000,000kW per 1m2.”
"While the entirety of power that Japan is capable of generating is only 100,000,000kW.”
"So they’re using 21 TIMES the amount of energy the whole of Japan can generate.”
"So what would happen if a bad guy jumped in to try to sabotage their transformation?"
"He would EVAPORATE INSTANTLY.”
“DEATH AWAITS ANYONE WHO DARES TO DISRUPT A PRETTY CURE TRANSFORMATION.”
"So this means the best thing to do would be to transform close to any bad guys."
"Yes. They are the strongest while they transform, and are practically invincible.”
When you apply science to magical girls, you find out just how strong and horrifying they really would be.
Anonymous said: Most people appreciate selfie reblogs. If you find it creepy, tag them. And don't lose your shit
One day, maybe if I’m lucky, people will understand that just because the majority does something doesn’t mean it’s the right way of doing something.
Especially considering that most people have fucked up social skills to begin with. Just like you, thinking you have any say in how angry I am allowed to be when other people are rude towards me.
But there’s help for you, too.
And if you’re too lazy to read that whole post, let me highlight something for you:
If they’re not following you:
- It’s probably ok to like [selfies]
- It’s probably not ok to reblog [selfies]
- It may or may not be to comment [on selfies]
- If they ask you to stop, apologize and stop (even if they’re not nice about it)
I am literally okay with a friend doing it, but if I’ve never talked to you before, it makes me uncomfortable.