Small and Random Acts of Blogging
"Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the twentieth century. Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people’s minds and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead."
So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.
I’m dubious. I should read a passage:
It is a literal bear.
Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.
You have some explaining to do, Canada.
Oh my god it’s real it won the Governor General’s Award, this is amazing
"24 hours of the same shit as yesterday" -I think I’ve found the title for my autobiography.
24 hours of chaos.
Taking that as tomorrow (it’s 23:00 now), it’s more or less accurate.
Only Watching the World Burn.
Plataspidid Shield-backed Bug Nymphs (Plataspididae, Hemiptera)
These are the immature forms of an unidentified Plataspididae Shield-backed Bug which on certain trees and at certain times of the year progress through their various stages of growth to adulthood seemingly without ever moving.
The adult Shield-backed Bug of these nymphs….. (below)
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese true bugs and hoppers on my Flickr site HERE…..
Wolves fighting for dominance as a “thing” came from observation of captive packs. Observation of genuinely wild packs has revealed that it is not, in fact, a “thing.”
Y’hear that, ya dumbass modern werewolf writers?
hear that, self-styled “alpha males”?
They weren’t even captive packs, they were a bunch of unrelated wolves shoved together in too-small a space.
So if you’re an ‘alpha wolf’ then you are, in point of fact, not the noble, fierce and imposing leader of a group who respects you, but a scared wild creature with no social support frantically lashing out at strangers to try and gain some semblance of control over a fundamentally uncontrollable environment?
That would explain a few things.