Mar. 17th, 2017

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when you realize strawberries aren’t berries but bananas are and you’ve been lied to your whole life. yet again

Raspberries aren’t either. But kiwi and pumpkin are. 😑

Why must y'all do this, let me live in ignorance

^ literally

Also, watermelon is not a fruit. Its actually a vegetable. It belongs in the cucumber and squash family

I am so tired

I have learned Too Much

Pumpkin isn’t a squash?

Okay I’m intruding bc I am a Botanist and I am Upset:

Bananas are berries: confirmed. Strawberries not actually berries: confirmed. They are aggregates of achenes on a fleshy receptacle. Raspberries aren’t berries: not entirely. Aggregates of drupes (single-seeded berries).Kiwis are berries: confirmed. Pumpkins are berries: false! They are pepos, diagnostic of their family, the Cucurbitaceae. Watermelon is not a fruit: SUPER FALSE. They contain seeds, they are fruit. They are also pepos and are related closely to pumpkins. Squashes, gourds, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins are all fruits, all pepos, all in the Cucurbitaceae.

I’m less upset now bye

plant geek tumblr has saved us all

Also: the botanical and culinary definition of ‘fruit’ are not the same thing, and all fruit are not berries. The reason the above seems weird is because people are conflating the culinary definition (any plant product which is naturally sweet) and the botanical definition. For the record: from a botanical a perspective, berries are fleshy bodies, without stones, produced from a single flower/overy; Fruit are the seed bearing structure of the plant, formed from the overtime after flowering and pollination

tl;Dr: Tomatoes, gourds, and cucumbers, among others, are, botanically, fruits. That doesn’t mean a chef would be happy if you brought them those when they asked for fruit.
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💐  flower children 💐
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Hey signal boost this! Disney’s searching for Middle Eastern actors for Aladdin! Help out your local struggling Middle Eastern actors!!
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i swear to god, men raising their voice is the most terrifying thing in the whole world. they dont understand, like its an immediate panic response, game over

I actually had no idea women found this so scary

my downstairs neighbors fight on a regular basis, and every time he starts yelling i’m a little afraid he’s going to kill her. i have no reason to think this except that he is a man and he is angry

My math teacher has a loud voice and a temper and he scares the living shit out of me almost everyday. He’s made me and other kids cry more than once and he and his teacher buddies make a joke out of terrifying students.

this was women in general? i knew my gf didn’t like it but I was unaware if this affected most women

Yes, it does

As a woman, I had no idea it effected other women like this. I was too afraid to even talk about it. I thought I was weak. Thanks for bringing attention to this.

My dad thinks it’s funny that I used to cry when he raised his voice. I freak out whenever some one does. Once my director did, and I started crying I couldn’t stop. I’m glad to see I’m not alone…

This is so important– seeing how common this is– and I also want you all to know that this is not normal. It isn’t something instinctively ingrained into women, to be afraid of men. There is no natural state of men being a threat that women constantly have to be afraid of. This is cultural. So many women and girls here have a mutual understanding of this feeling, and I think it really shows an unsettling truth about our society, particularly about how men are raised to act and how so many women have this defensive reaction gradually develop. It’s so important that these people have their voices heard, because it teaches us about problems that we just can’t deny the existence of any longer.

I’m glad I’m not the only one

My fellow men, pay attention. I didn’t realize how scary this could be until one of my exes explained it to me, and it’s heartbreaking.

Also, when we move too much during an argument, or lean forward, it’s scary, and I never knew. I was even a little insulted at first, because surely she didn’t think I would hurt her. But see, that doesn’t matter. It wasn’t a sign that she mistrusted me specifically; it’s a conditioned response. (Although if you keep doing it once you realize it scares her, she SHOULDN’T trust you.)

Not every woman has been physically harmed by a man she trusted, but every woman KNOWS a woman who has.

I used to be horrible about this, because I didn’t realize how intimidating it was. I didn’t understand why the woman I was with clammed up or tried to tell me what she thought I wanted to hear, and I only got angrier, and acted even more like an asshole. It was wrong. It was abusive. It didn’t matter if I INTENDED it that way; it was still emotionally abusive. And it was inexcusable.

I get that when passions are high, and when you’re frustrated, it’s a natural tendency to let your voice get louder, to shout and gesture and lean forward. But you can train yourself to do better. You can train yourself to keep more of an even tone, to refrain from large and fast gestures, to not lean into her personal space. I did. I’m not perfect at it yet, but goddamn it, I WILL be.

Don’t tell me it’s too hard, that you just can’t do it, or that you “shouldn’t have to.” I’m 53 years old and just now getting the hang of it, and if this old dog can learn something new, so can you.
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In the beginning the Rings of Power were created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

In the beginning the Silmarils were created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
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On the House of Fëanor the wrath of the Valar lieth from the West unto the uttermost East, and upon all that will follow them it shall be laid also. Their Oath shall drive them, and yet betray them, and ever snatch away the very treasures that they have sworn to pursue. To evil end shall all things turn that they begin well; and by treason of kin unto kin, and the fear of treason, shall this come to pass.

nos Fëanor, the Dispossessed


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If I ever see any of you in public, the code is “I like your shoelaces”

that way we know we’re from tumblr without revealing anything

I’m just going to say this to strangers until i find a tumblr person

must keep reblogering!! Im going to be so suspicious if any one tells me this now!

Remember the answer is: I stole them from the president.

always reblog tumblr identification

This is an absolute tumblr relic. I feel like an archaeologist right now. This is incredible that this is on my dash.
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I feel like worldbuilding in any of my Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them ‘verses. Send me headcanons/ideas? I’ll probably respond in a few hours.
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Levansque is that most terrifying of individuals: a researcher and scholar with access to multiple spellbooks of banishing symbols and djinni lore. And look! A new test subject has volunteered to participate in her experiments!

Levansque’s motto in life is complicated, and can be paraphrased as ‘do no harm (if reasonably possible), but take no shit’. She’s also fiercely loyal to friends and family; the line between them is frequently blurred. She’s also perfectly happy to make friends with non-humans, but if said non-human is, by his actions, not her friend - well.


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