do you ever start laughing at something particularly idiotic on tumblr and then you get this weird perspective snap and you picture your tiny human body inside this tiny room inside this tiny building on the surface of this tremendous blue-green planet that has massive plains of ice migrating through the arctic ocean and the amazon twisting its way through south america and mt. everest clawing its way up into the sky millimeter by millimeter, and somewhere birds of prey are being silhouetted against a brilliantly red sunset and whales are breaching the surface of a gray-black ocean and sequoia roots are drinking life out of dark rich soil, and this is all with the earth’s molten core simmering thousands of miles beneath our feet, and meanwhile the luminous eternity of space is growing and stretching out overhead, the map of constellations whirling around in an ever-expanding concoction of dark energy and dark matter and frigid nothingness
and here i am like lol this cat is in a box
does this happen to you
because this happens to me
It’s been 3 years since the great Tohoku earthquake and associated tsunami in Sendai province, Japan. Here’s one of the many videos taken of it striking the land.
what are your opinions on white people with dreads?
Here’s my thought:
I’ll never understand this, my white girl hair locked up just like any POC’s would. I love my dreads, just be nice
"Locked up just like any POC’s would"
Really now? Pics or it didn’t happen.
Black hair (not POC hair - eye roll) naturally coils onto itself (like an old fashioned telephone cord or a slinky you can’t untangle without work).
It can be washed regularly and styled - it doesn’t just hang limp and lifeless.
If our hair is a little straight at the end because of chemical processing that hasn’t grown out, we cut that off the ends because it looks unhealthy and ugly compared to real locs.
But that’s what a whole head of white “dreads” looks like.
also, at the end of the day you still need to remember that there are black people facing issues that would completely dwarf this white people dreads thing, and it would be the last thing on their minds
and there are also black people who wouldn’t give two shits about what white people do with their hair as long as they weren’t complete douchewads about it and it has nothing to do with them “being socialized to give white people the privilege to appropriate their culture”
opinions can differentiate
deal with it
This baby elephant landed itself in a right old mess after falling down a railway embankment.
Stuck fast in the muddy ravine, its attempts to get free failed time and again. Luckily, a train was passing by and passengers, upset to see the forlorn animal in a pickle, convinced the driver to stop so they could free it.
While one commuter enticed the elephant to the top of the ditch by holding out tree branches for it to eat, others joined the rescue and eventually pulled the animal out of its predicament.
The calf suffered no injuries in the fall and probably learned not to stray too far from the herd in future following its muddy misadventure.
Officials say the elephant had been walking across rail tracks in Goalpara, in the state of Assam, north-east India, when it fell into the ditch.
HE LOOKS SO EMBARRASSED IN THE FIRST ONE
I’M CRYING HE’S SO CUTE!