ellen: so i heard you liked surviving car accidents

me: ellen you need to move on the crash was years ago and it wasn't your fault

ellen: (wakes up in a cold sweat)

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. ~ Audre Lorde

the stock market is just fanfic for capitalism fanboys

*batman sees a bat for the first time*
“hell yeah”

A possibly related phenomenon is called crown shyness – certain species of trees will very politely avoid overshadowing each other in a forest canopy, leaving gaps between each others' branches.

Mostly trees of the same species will do this, but different species of tree have been observed doing this too.

Again, no one's entirely sure how the trees do this, and some botanists are probably arguing about it somewhere right now.

Boquila trifoliolata is a vine which lives in temperate rainforests in Chile and Argentina. It looks pretty unexciting, but that's just what the plant wants you to think!

This plant will mimic the leaves of any tree it grows on, or even mimic leaves which happen to be nearby. No one knows how it does this.

The vine doesn't need any physical contact to do this. Some botanists think it can "smell" and recognise nearby plants. More outlandishly, others wonder if it might have rudimentary vision.

Seeing a lot of "actually mastadon is bad and won't solve all your problems" on Twitter and like yeah okay everything is bad and only death will solve all my problems. I know that.

At least this place is fun tho

ever notice how at school they'll teach you about the civil rights movement right up to MLK's assassination and then just stop the year before the formation of the Black Panther Party? :blocblob:

Please
Don't feel bad or ashamed if you spend your week-end sleeping, resting.

It's *it's purpose*.

And in itself, resting is **not** doing nothing.

It's taking care of yourself, and allowing to gather back some energy. Some time to yourself.

Resting *is* doing something, for you. And it's a good thing to do sometimes.

Why should I know how many followers anyone has. I don’t see how many Snapchat friends someone has. All I see is how many snaps they’ve sent. Nobody needs to know. It just puts a big target on people anyway. Follower count should be visible to the account holder only. Before mastodon and the fediverse gets larger.

If this post gets 10,000 likes nothing will happen.

Internet metrics mean nothing.

Go plant some raddishes.

me on the internet 10 years ago: "I don't want to read about the boring minutiae of people's lives! I want real news and hard-hitting opinions!"

me on the internet now: "no more news and opinions, i just want to see what kind of cookies susan made today"

hmmm nope don't like how "creator burnout" has been reframed into a personal failing due to lack of self-care, rather than a horrifying consequence of late-stage capitalism and the gig economy

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