Have you ever had so much going on that you just wanted to collapse and give up?
Hi, i’m Alicia and I’m rocking that boat.
Hi, I’m Alex and I’m here to tell you what you already know. You can do it. I don’t even know what it is you’re up against and it doesn’t matter, because I know you can persevere, whatever it is. I’ve seen you do so much, and I’ve known you for such a relatively short time. So, buck up and look forward to how good you’ll feel when you look back at what you did.
and I totally caught a glimpse of P.Z. Myers at his desk
This is the kind of shit I hate. How can someone find this funny? Fuck you tumblr
The reason this type of thing is funny is because people recognize that racism/prejudice of any kind is irrational and stupid in the first place, so when someone places it in front of you (without actually presenting it as their opinion) the natural reaction is laughter. I laugh at racists and racism because it’s nonsensical. I always think Dave Chappelle when this type of thing comes up. His skits aren’t racist; they’re displaying racism, and making a joke of it. Being able to laugh and ridicule bigots and the bigoted mindset as a general concept is a good thing.
Do you know that Ed Elric’s dad Hohenheim is actually based on a real person. Theophrastus von Hohenheim was born in 1943 and traveled the world to learn alchemy and advanced medicine (which at the time contended that wounds were more likely to heal by keeping them from getting infected, as opposed to the then-widespread notion that you should pour burning oil on them). Because of his interest in the human body, he said to have tried to create homunculi (miniature humans).