the waitomo caves of new zealand’s northern island, formed two million years ago from the surrounding limestone bedrock, are home to an endemic species of bioluminescent fungus gnat (arachnocampa luminosa, or glow worm fly) who in their larval stage produce silk threads from which to hang and, using a blue light emitted from a modified excretory organ in their tails, lure in prey who then become ensnared in sticky droplets of mucus.
That opens up with chanting in a different language
With the royal family
And the adorable children
And the tragic death(s)
And then our hero runs away
And sings a really catchy song about being free
Without realizing that the kingdom is in ruins
And is being ruled by a villain who wants to be king
A villain who is really good at causing guilt trips
And so our hero goes back
And they all live happily ever after
It’s such a great movie
SUCK IT FROZEN FANS
Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.
(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).
Psychology - 3.08 in my major
Psychology Upper Level - 3.4
Art - 3.15 (lol)
WMST - 3.5 (perhaps this is my calling? Social Justice)
overall, not bad!
There really is not a moment when I’m not feeling uneasy about my immediate future.
Firstly, I feel so off because I’m in this weird in-between, transitioning phase where I don’t feel like a student because I’m working full-time and only on campus 3 hours a week, but also don’t feel like a graduate cuz I’m basically working two temp jobs to support myself and not utilizing my degree. WOMP. Matt thinks its a good experience because I’m “experiencing transitioning before I graduate,” but it doesn’t feel like a good thing cuz I have no one to relate to.
Also. I realized today that I have this weird tick where I’m always craving some immediate, relieving, pleasure. Like, I start my day with either coffee or a cigarette. When I need to take a break at work, I go on a snack break or a cigarette break. When I’m bored and anxious, I snack. When I am getting ready for bed, I eat or smoke.
Wish there was something I could do to break this desire for immediate gratification but I really can’t think of anything when those moments occur.
We looked at houses today. The awesomely cheap end-unit I wanted is already off the market, and just when we find a nice house, me and my girlfriend still experience complications with getting one more solid person. IT KILLS ME X____X
I also realized today that all of this anxiety I’ve been feeling at home is how I felt every Summer before I go back to campus, because my mom keeps pushing me to get out. Except this time, there is no campus. I’m on my own…real world bullshit. T_T no fun. My mom keeps discouraging me and my boyfriend probably thinks I’m just going through a phase. But I don’t want supporting myself to be a phase.
Being an “adult” sucks.