Ever wanted to see a secretary bird make out with a lammergeier? Nah, me neither.
REMEMBER THE BIRD BL DOUJINSHI?
Here are a couple of sample images from both FORBIDDEN BIRD BOY LOVE ~Eden~ and FORBIDDEN BIRD BOY LOVE ~Paradice Reguined~ or, as the cover puts it, “BL of the bird, by the bird, for the bird.”
I’m not going to scan either of them more than this, because the creators were nice enough to make them available for international buyers to purchase (here) and (here). (Oops, the first one is sold out.)
It’s mostly short cute stories with totally accurate depictions of birds; I can identify most of the species visually, and it’s weird shit like nightjars and gay penguins and swallows and burrowing owl x king vulture and kiwi x ostrich and all that sort of shit. A+ would buy again.
I can’t get enough of this
Shit i meant than
What’s fascinating is that losing one’s job is the alternative. And how that’s what’s expected and that no one really questions the method of ruining someone’s life for saying a slur within earshot at a con or taking an unwarranted photograph of a cosplay.
This weird mentality that if someone loses their job, they will meekly go “oh, I guess I deserved it, I’ll change my ways.” As if losing one’s career and be blackmarked/ostracized won’t produce a heaping amount of resent in that person and make them more of a hateful individual. Any chance to remedy their hatred or ignorance through diplomatic means is rendered impossible once they have been so personally attacked. You aren’t teaching them a lesson, you are radicalizing their anger and leaving them with nothing to lose and a group of people for whom is now a target. Does any of the geniuses who rejoice in harming the lives of people recognize that? What exactly is being solved when a heretic is excommunicated? You may have made an example of them to exact fear against your ideological opponents but you have also put those you seek to protect in more danger of retributive acts. The bigots don’t simply disappear once you successfully destroy what has kept them sedentary and placated.
It’s a self defeating avenue of “protest” that only polarizes and makes more vicious enemies out of people who at worst, makes others uncomfortable. You reap what you sow.
Check out the awesomely long tails on these roosters! These regal specimens are Onagadori or “Long-tailed” chickens. They’re a breed of chicken from the Kōchi Prefecture of Japan who evolved from common domestic chickens who mated with Green Junglefowl. Also known as the ‘most honorable fowl’ in Japan, they’ve been carefully bred over the centuries to achieve their spectacular tails, which grow to lengths of 12 to 27 feet. It takes these chickens at least three years to molt. Onagadori breeders take tremendous pride in their chickens and provide special hutches with perches well above the ground, which helps keep their tails clean and in good condition.
If Rapunzel had been a chicken, she probably would’ve looked a lot like one of these awesome birds. These extraordinarily fancy fowl have Special Natural Monument status in Japan, which means they’re considered to be living monuments of Japanese culture and, as a protected breed, it’s illegal to take their eggs out of the country.
Artist: Adam Wan
This is the BEST THING IVE EVER SEEN
I’m shipping birds, again.
EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.
Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.
The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.