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silkirose · 21 hours ago
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Luca headcanon that after he becomes an astronomer, he becomes a teacher for the little sea monsters, teaching them all about the stars and solar system!
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sternengreif · 4 hours ago
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I am part of @theterrorzine and you can still preorder!! I had lots of fun with this snowy piece. :>
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draco-at-dawn · an hour ago
Ooh Rescue Bots! Could we see them having some adventures in learning to fish?
A Chief's Guide to Relaxation
“I don’t understand the purpose of this,” Chase says as he perches behind the Chief, looking over his shoulder.
“Not everything has to have a purpose, Chase,” the Chief answers as he rifles through something he’s called a tackle box, plucking out brightly colored items one by one and examining them intently. “Sometimes, we do things for fun, or to relax.”
“How is this relaxing?” Chase asks.
Chief Burns chuckles and looks up at him, eyes bright beneath the brim of his tan hat. “Well, usually, it’s very quiet and I have a lot of time to myself. To think.”
“Oh.” Chase supposes the Chief has a point. There is usually very little quiet to be found in Griffin Rock, especially for the Chief, who not only has to look after the whole city, but also his family and the Rescue Bots.
No wonder the Chief needs to relax.
“And what do you do with the fish once you’ve caught them?” Chase asks.
Chief finally chooses one of the items -- it has neon-bright feathers and lots of sparkling decorations on it. “That’s if I catch one,” he says, and holds up the item. “This is one of my best lures, but it’s still no guarantee.”
“If? This isn’t a certainty?” Chase asks, flabbergasted. It feels like a waste of time. Why participate in a relaxing activity that has no guaranteed outcome?
Chief laughs as he threads the lure onto the end of the hook. “No. It’s not about catching something, Chase. It’s about the trying of it. And even if I do manage to catch something, I’ll likely let it go.”
Chase does not think he will ever understand these humans. “That seems so pointless.”
“Don’t knock it until you try it.”
Chase frowns at the rod in the Chief’s hands. It’s sized for a human of course, and he can’t imagine trying to hold the tiny stick between his fingers. “I appreciate the offer, but I don’t think that it is very logical for me to attempt this fishing.”
“Then it’s a good thing I’m here.”
Chase turns as Heatwave’s voice rises from behind him, the crashing of his feet through the underbrush something Chase should have heard. He has a long box propped up against one shoulder, and Kade walking along beside him, wearing his own floppy hat and carrying his own rod.
“If I have to participate in this, then so do you,” Heatwave grunts as he drops the crate onto the ground with a heavy thud.
“Boulder and Blades aren’t participating,” Chase points out as Heatwave crouches to flick the latch on the box and lift the lid.
“Boulder is ankle-deep in a swamp, waxing poetry about the lifecycle of tadpoles, and Graham’s with him,” Kade says with a snort as he drops his tackle box beside his father and snaps the straps of his rubbery outfit. “Blades and Dani got called for a rescue.”
He mutters something like ‘lucky’ under his breath, but the Chief doesn’t comment on it.
“Well, I think the four of us can have fun without them for now. We’ll do something with the whole family on another day,” Chief Burns says. He focuses on his fishing rod, inspecting every inch of it.
“Here.”
Chase cycles his optics as Heatwave thrusts an object up at him. He takes it automatically, surprised to find a very good approximation of the Chief’s fishing rod, only sized for Cybertronians. It looks very much like Boulder’s handiwork.
“Boulder requests that we release anything we catch,” Heatwave grunts.
“Of course he does,” Kade sighs.
“I see no reason why we shouldn’t,” Chase says as he watches Chief Burns and attempts to emulate his partner in examining the fishing rod. He has no idea what he’s looking for, however, and anyway, it looks like Boulder hadn’t supplied them with any lures.
Heatwave swishes his own fishing rod through the air and grins when it makes a satisfying whistling sound. “Hey, I think I could make a decent weapon out of this.”
“Watch it!” Kade snaps, ducking to avoid the dangling line.
Chief Burns eyes all three of them. “I’m not sure why I thought this would be relaxing.”
Chase frowns at his fingers, which have become entangled in the fishing line, though he’s not entirely sure how that happened. “Neither do I.”
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nonetoon · a year ago
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Do you ever think about that freaky little fish dude that evolved to have arm fins that allowed it to avoid predators in the ocean by literally removing itself from the situation and going to shallow water and/or land and that’s the thing all land animals are related to because I sure do
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i need some of you to realize that call out culture, by design, rewards people who make the most outrageous & aggressive accusations, without regards to truth or context. it encourages people to misconstrue, to erase context, to outright lie. it feeds the instinct to attack, with or without cause. 
and that naturally enables certain types of people (terfs, exclusionists, bigots) who already have a vitriolic bandwagon behind them, to target & harass minority bloggers whose inclusive platforms they do not like to see becoming popular.
this has happened time and again, it has driven good people off this site, it is traumatic and unhealthy to everyone involved. purity culture creates an atmosphere of fear & paranoia, i am begging you to reexamine this attitude of mob violence in online spaces
#not a shitpost#serious post#harassment tw#seriously ya'll......this happens time and again and i'm getting fucking sick of it#do you remember i-am-a-fish? do you remember when you let ace & trans exclusionists target & harass i-am-a-fish off this site?#i see the same tactics being used time and again on different ace & trans & nb & gnc bloggers#and it WORKS! it works every time! people on this site fall for it every time and i am SICK of it#would you just. look at people's blogs and judge them on their recent and overall actions.#if people have been personally hurt by them then yes listen to victims#but don't take screenshots of posts from 2 years ago as the sacred truth#i see bloggers apologizing again and again for the same things and then realize 'oh shit they don't *want* an apology'#'these people just want more shit to throw at me. an apology is never going to be enough'#and also....let people grow? i'm proud of how quickly the standards of what is appropriate and respectful are changing & progressing#we are all constantly learning new things about what is and is not appropriate to say. and that's good!!#but the result is that what we considered appropriate a year or 2 ago we now know probably shouldn't be#so like. look at people's recent posts if you want to know their recent attitudes.#don't go attacking people for stuff they said years ago unless you have reason to believe they still believe & are perpetuating it#especially when so many people on this site are goddam teenagers holy shit#i honestly wonder if that is the reason so many people in online spaces are unwilling to admit they were wrong or change their opinions#bc we've erased the concept that you're allowed to be wrong and grow and update your opinion#so if you admit you are wrong NOW you're opening yourself up to be attacked years down the line#i've had to learn as a popular blog when to clapback and when to just...let it slide#often it's better to tell people off in private or block them. but callout culture is encouraging us to just.#automatically hit back fullthrottle in a way that puts our target at risk for public harassment#so i see a lot of crappy but lowkey comments getting people dunked into shitstorms and it's just....#a lot of time and energy spent harassing people who...aren't really the people you should be concerned about?#and who could probably learn & grow if given the right incentive?#idk i'm seeing a lot of stick and very little carrot.#and a lot of black-and-white thinking that leads to more violence than i'm comfortable having in an online community
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papermachette · a year ago
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CJ learned to fish from his pop pop
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billandteds · 3 years ago
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⚡ 80s movie asks
bill and ted’s excellent adventure: are you more of an optimist or pessimist?
back to the future: which decade in the last century would you most have liked to live in?
the breakfast club: which high school stereotype do you fit into best?
ferris bueller’s day off: what’s your guilty pleasure?
footloose: who did you last dance with?
the goonies: what was the last thing to make you laugh?
the outsiders: why is your best friend your best friend?
the lost boys: would you rather be immortal or objectively beautiful to everyone?
labyrinth: what’s the relationship with your siblings like?
the karate kid: when did you last have to work really hard to achieve something you’re proud of?
stand by me: why did you last go on a road trip?
pretty in pink: what’s your signature ‘look’?
drugstore cowboy: which historical figure most spikes your interest?
ghostbusters: where were you when you watched your favourite movie for the first time?
sixteen candles: at which age do you consider a person to be mature?
dirty dancing: where were you when you first heard your favourite song?
better off dead: why did you last laugh so hard it reduced you to tears?
heathers: did you apologise the last time you were unreasonably mean?
parenthood: is there anyone you’re not biologically related to that you consider ‘family’?
permanent record: where were you the last time you told someone you loved them?
st. elmo’s fire: what’s one piece advice you would give to someone two years younger than yourself?
dangerous liaisons: which language would you most like to learn?
rumble fish: who do you look to for guidance in times of need?
e.t.: what’s one ‘weird’ feature that you love about yourself?
young guns: what’s one style that you love on others, but would never try yourself?
oxford blues: why did you last pretend to be something you’re not?
dead poet’s society: the last time you made a decision that everyone around you told you not to make, how did it work out?
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helperhoopoe · 2 years ago
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learning how not to fish for compliments can really help how you interact with others. here’s some common phrases i’ve noticed:
“here’s my shitty art”
“lol i’m so ugly in this selfie”
“you’re so creative. i’m nowhere near as creative as you”
“your writing is amazing! i wish mine was that good”
what all of these have in common is that they all involve putting yourself down. when you do that, those around you feel obligated to compliment you, which can make them feel frustrated that they have to just to be polite. not only that, but by talking yourself down you feel worse about yourself. the latter two phrases also centre your problems, distracting the attention from the person you’re trying to compliment. that often makes them feel bad!
here’s how to fix those phrases:
“here’s my art”
“selfie time!”
“you’re so creative. how do you do it?”
“your writing is amazing! do you have any tips?”
by cutting out the negativity, you make it so nobody feels obligated to compliment you. you’ll usually get more compliments this way because people don’t feel uncomfortable! the latter two phrases now also centre the artist and their knowledge. not only do they make the artist feel good, they also might score you some good advice.
this strategy will also help to boost your confidence in the long run. if you stop prefacing every compliment with negativity, you’ll be able to internalise them better.
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luftballons99 · 2 years ago
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i know i’m late to the party but happy birthday ash :’)
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harriyanna · 3 months ago
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because people refuse to accept that song of the south is terribly racist, i decided to go into detail about a piece of that film that makes it so hurtful.
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I've learned a lot from tumblr, and I've enjoyed much of the time I spend here. but sometimes I wonder where I would be mentally and emotionally if I hadn't gone through the harassment I experienced (and still experience) after getting big so quickly.
I won't pretend it wasn't the source of new trauma, and that it didn't seriously affect me, the way those sorts of targeted harassment campaigns have seriously affected the mental health of many bloggers (with any size audience) who have been hounded and threatened off this site. I feel that tumblr (surprising to all of us, I'm sure) is ahead of most other social media sites in a number of ways. But we still have a long ways to go, and I would guess that "call out" and purity culture is one of the most immediate and severe threats to our health as a community, and as individuals.
I am begging all of us to do BETTER. We owe each other better.
#I'll talk some more about it one day I'm sure#but not today. i am tired.#not a shitpost#serious post#harassment tw#I'm still. I'm still so fucking mad about what you guys allowed to happen to i-am-a-fish#i mean i went through hell experiencing harassment as an adult on this site#but many of you stood by--or even PARTICIPATED--in doing that to a goddamn teenager???#to a young person who was just trying to be responsible and kind and positive to a large and demanding following#i am just. i am so disappointed and disheartened in all of us right now. for so many reasons#we need to do better. we OWE EACH OTHER better.#one thing i will say#i find that i am harder and more wary as a person now#and that concerns me because i have been through abuse before and i have responded by becoming hard and wary#i was hard and wary and wounded for many of my developmental years#but as i recovered i learned to leave that behind#i learned to be warmer and kinder and happier#and to encourage others to be a little more that way too#but then all the discourse happened and it was...it was DIFFERENT than all those times before i had been hurt by my parents and peers#it was different and somehow worse. because i had finally against all expectation found a community where i was loved and valued#after 20 years I had finally started to believe maybe there WASN'T something fundamentally wrong with me#maybe there were good things in me. and people in the world who could see and care about them#it was so bizarre but after all those years. all those years of isolation and ostracization and constant shame and embarassment#somehow against the odds i had ended up finding a place i could belong#it was like a fairytale. i could scarcely believe it even as i reveled in it#and then overnight i had 200 messages in my inbox telling me i was the most vile person in existence#and that they would rejoice when I finally killed myself#can you imagine the whiplash#can you imagine the fear#can you imagine the goddamn confusion and terror
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peevishpants · 24 days ago
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Here are the sharks again but cut up into tumblr-digestible pieces!!
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have you ever wanted to learn about some hipster sharks you may or may not have heard of before?
because BOY do i have a bucket of Fun Shark Trivia for YOU
(drew and researched these pages for pinkcloverpress on twitter for an Animal-themed magazine last year!!! Twas a blast to get back to my Science-y roots for a hot second)
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frootsnaacks · 6 days ago
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sasuke gets a knock on his door at 2am and this is what he sees through the peephole 
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