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"Scientists give cuttlefish 3D glasses and shrimp films for vision study" theguardian.com/science/2020/j (there's a cute photo of a cuttlefish wearing red/blue stereo glasses, which turns out to work)

Quote: « “A lot of people said it wasn’t going to work,” Wardill said. “They said they’d rip the glasses off. They said there’d be ink in the tank.” »

Translation: "Fools! We showed them all!"

discussion of porn; lamenting 

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advice from user `maryamin` on twitter re: Iran/US missile strikes 

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Here’s a really interesting question when you start to fully grasp it: why is there still in the 21st no sustained and intellectually rigorous study of sex and sex practices, as a discipline? Why is the knowledge that we do have divided up among half a dozen discrete professions and methods of inquiry, from medicine, to cultural anthropology, to psychology, to women’s and gender studies?

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toxic trans communities 

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Job interview pro tip: when the interviewer asks if you have any questions, ask what the company's five-year plan is. Where does the company want to be in five years?

The answer will tell you a *lot* about whether you want to work there.

I’m hoping that this year I’ll get some fucking sleep and not feel tired all the time

Tbh I’m always hoping this but hey now is the Official Hoping Time™, right?

If I were to move instances, where should I go? Or just stay here?

I know I’m supposed to just talk into the void here, but it’s a weird habit to get back into

lewd, introspective 

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personal life, meta 

Wow I was going over my account history and deleting a few things and got rate limited. Bleh.

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teacher: "Now, class, who can name the structures where estrogen comes from? Hands up. Olivia?"

child: "Is it our local Walgreens®, miss?"

teacher: *turns to camera and winks*

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2019 kind of kicked my ass and I’m really hoping next year won’t feel like such a slog

Ugh I miss y’all on here, I should start posting here more

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I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival. ~ Audre Lorde

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