Crows are scary
- use tools
- Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
- Have huge brains for birds
- like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
- They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
- they are scary smart at solving puzzles
- some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
- they can remember faces
- SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT. They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows. Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag. But the nice guys with masks they left alone. THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight. THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
- They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.
Guys I’m really scared of crows now.
i love crows so much
crows are amazing
My favorite legend is that crows are the souls of the dead
crows are the coolest shit
Yeah but have you seen this
- Louis Nicolas le Tonnerlier de Breteuil, on his daughter, the raddest person in history, Émilie du Châtelet. Emilie was a scientist in the 18th century who proved Newton’s ideas on velocity wrong. She also played a role in helping Einstein figure out E = mc2 with E=mv2 (via intuitiveunderstanding)
Also, “frightens away the suitors” = BS. Emilie du Chatelet was a hustler. Fucking Voltaire was her personal man-candy. Her husband was apparently totally cool with it. The historical record did not preserve evidence for or against a threesome.
#girls don’t you go feeling like you don’t got any role models ‘cause you got role models like damn #it just takes a little more work to find out about them is all
“When she was a 27-year-old mother of three, du Châtelet began perhaps the most passionate affair of her life—a true partnership of heart and mind. Her lover, the writer Voltaire, recounted later, “In the year 1733 I met a young lady who happened to think nearly as I did.” She and Voltaire shared deep interests: in political reform, in the fun of fast conversations, and, above all, in advancing science as much as they could.” —pbs.org
Voltaire told King Frederick II of Prussia that Emilie was ‘a great man whose only fault was being a woman’. When she was a teenager she used her super maths skills to win at gambling so she could buy more books. My kinda lady.
What angels are apparently supposed to look like.
They had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die.
The bible mentions multiple faces, being covered in eyeballs, constant singing, lion heads etc.
Besides being described as beasts and monsters, they’re practically brainless drones. Heavenly angels are only one step removed from demons. The only difference is demons fell from heaven because they chose to follow Lucifer, who was an angel (angel of music and one of god’s favorites). So they are these eyeball covered animal mashed up monsters who were only created to worship for eternity (part of humanities creation was so that something would choose to love god, not just worship him because they were created to).
Angels fall into a lot of new age and conspiracy beliefs.We were taught that the supernatural realms went in the order of Heaven, Hell, then Earth. So when the angels fell from heaven with Lucifer, some fell through hell and landed on Earth. We were taught they intermarried with early humans and created giants and taught witch craft to women.
They’re abominations, they’re alien, they’re beyond us. They’re creatures that biology as we know it does not apply to. Often they do not love mankind, they love God and God alone.
do you ever think about your kinks and wonder what the fuck is wrong with you
youwouldbeafraid replied to your post “So given that a bunch of the AMV crew has been re-reading the Vampire…”
ugh yes headcanon accepted <3
:D Ooo, ooh and what if the in-universe explanation was that it was published by a rogue member of the Talmasca?
A friendly reminder that just because someone is a blood relative it don’t mean that you’re obligated to put up with their toxic bullshit.
it’s nice to see this in writing
Nor are you obligated to maintain ties with or defend their wrong-doings because you’re related.
So given that a bunch of the AMV crew has been re-reading the Vampire Chronicles in anticipation of the new book, we’ve been talking a lot about what we want/ed from the series. I mentioned that I’d have loved to have a book in which someone found a series of journals that Magnus kept, primarily of his experiments on and study of his fellow vampires.
The experiments I’m picturing are basically full-on Frankenstein; Magnus performing dissections on conscious and restrained vampires, writing down the state of the organs, whether they were still in use and how many of them could be removed before the vampire died. Magnus swapping organs between a living human and a vampire and recording the results; a vampire eye in a human will just rot, but a heart will turn the human in X amount of time. A human organ in a vampire body will deteriorate in X amount of time, dependent on Y variant where Y is usually the age/power of the vampire. Magnus experimenting with the ratio of blood removed to blood given and the effects of the variation; how much to heal a human, how much to get a mindless ghoul, how much to get a vampire.
Interspersed between are recollections of his human years; watching his friends and family die during the Plague years, how the guts of a vampire smell just as rancid as a human’s on a hot night, just bits and pieces where relevant. And of course complete sections missing because these journals weren’t taken care of, they were left to rot in a case Lestat never opened.
But mostly, I want Magnus’ experiments. I want to see what happens when you give a scientific mind immortality and freedom from morality. I want to be impressed and terrified.
- made your self throw up
- took a razor to your skin
- felt like your not good enough
- thought about suicide
- attempted suicide
- burnt your self
- got bullied
- been called ugly/fat etc..
- or harmed your self in any way
- cried your self to sleep
- been abused
I will message every fucking single one of you.
Seriously all of the above