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I see your Ching Shih and raise you Gráinne O'Malley 1 comments
aphelion · 21 weeks ago
Daughter of the dún
Terror of the west
Sailed the coasts of Ireland
With O'Malley on her crest
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Who wouldn’t get this? 7 comments
aphelion · 21 weeks ago
I don't get this...
Scholastic Era books smelled the best apparently 20 comments
aphelion · 25 weeks ago
The first series is pretty great, but the later series are where the meat of the story truly is. I'd say it's akin to how the Harry Potter books start out kinda childish and fantastical, but evolve into a much deeper, more mature story as time goes on.
By the second series they even learn how to worldbuild beyond the current book.
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Scholastic Era books smelled the best apparently 20 comments
aphelion · 25 weeks ago
2v1; Animorphs 4 life.
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Turkish Delight 5 comments
aphelion · 25 weeks ago
It's like Narnia single handedly manifested Turkish Delight into existence. Which it practically did for a lot of kids.
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Well gg 6 comments
aphelion · 25 weeks ago
So close, but no cigar.


The correct answer is robot uprising
Humans will put anything in their mouths 1 comments
aphelion · 26 weeks ago
Is that ice?
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SpaceX suicide squad 7 comments
aphelion · 26 weeks ago
It's also worth considering if you send 50+ people on a year long voyage, even if you pick a bunch of ideal, healthy candidates, there are GOING to be some medical complications. That's literally unavoidable.
Between accidents, human error, human physiology, limited treatment options, and shear probability, someone will probably not make it there alive.
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I’m convinced that all the dinosaurs never went extinct they just went it Australia 6 comments
aphelion · 26 weeks ago
The way I thought it worked is venom potency is judged by how much a single dose could do. One dose would be measured as the average venom released during one bite or sting in a lab setting. In practice however, it's very likely that they will get thrown off or bitten or something before they can get that full dosage into a target (predator or prey), so whatever tiny amount they do get into them needs to be lethal. Therefor, while a full dose may be able to kill something like 40 adult humans, in practice it would only get out maybe 1/10 of that in an actual attack.
Still powerful, but makes more sense than hyper excessive evolution.
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“Tell everybody I’m on my way” 2 comments
aphelion · 26 weeks ago
"Sometimes I can still hear his voice!" *sobbing*
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It's not a story the pope would tell you 6 comments
aphelion · 26 weeks ago
I wonder if Isukriri was immaculately conceived as well?
Poor Joseph.
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Seriously though, they're really underrated by some people 1 comments
aphelion · 26 weeks ago
Do you remember when, when the Nazis forced their rule on Poland 1939 and the allies turned away!
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Number two: Yes, please 2 comments
aphelion · 26 weeks ago
Number two: don't kink shame me
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Aquatic Scuba Vampires (the aquatic part seems redundant) 7 comments
aphelion · 26 weeks ago
Interestingly, the vampires from Twilight actually come pretty close to this. Especially in Midnight Sun, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, you see them basically just being "people" with supernatural abilities.
Things like, speed reading bookstores at a time, playing mega 8 board chess (and cheating with foresight), going on a "hiking" trip to the other side of the continent, etc.
The underwater thing comes up as well, but only in the context of using it to throw off trackers, or as a simple obstacle (see: the english channel).
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You're a thieven wizard, Harry 2 comments
aphelion · 27 weeks ago
The true Arcane Trickster is a product of their own hubris.
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Rainbows are flat, actually 5 comments
aphelion · 27 weeks ago
Since it's caused by refraction, it will always face the eye of the beholder. It's like those 2D sprites in video games that always turn to face you, but physics.
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Saving private frodo 3 comments
aphelion · 27 weeks ago
Nah, he'd probably hit Aragon in the foot, thereby breaking his toe.
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That last sentence really hits hard 6 comments
aphelion · 29 weeks ago
Try hard enough and you can cut that down to 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2...
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Oh why didn't I figure it out earlier 1 comments
aphelion · 30 weeks ago
This is fine.
Until the thing doesn't even start loading stuff until you hit continue.
Then is not fine.
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Yeah yeah, much freedom 2 comments
aphelion · 30 weeks ago
"Well you're obviously missing the 'Republic'"
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This movie is on drugs 6 comments
aphelion · 30 weeks ago
This movie was on drugs that haven't been invented yet.
The soundtrack is great too.
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Cwispy 6 comments
aphelion · 31 weeks ago
First thing I saw when the page loaded and I just broke down laughing before even seeing the text.
i love this image.
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Even the glorious country of liechtenstein 6 comments
aphelion · 32 weeks ago
Historically, Mexico doesn't have much more moral high ground than any other country, and into modern times there's been far to much political turmoil for them to be a major player in the things other countries get branded for. But their exploitation of natives and minorities on political and religious grounds firmly puts them as a relevant country for the above meme.
Even the glorious country of liechtenstein 6 comments
aphelion · 32 weeks ago
Mexico was founded as part of the Spanish Hegenomy, established largely via mass genocide and enslavement of the local populations.
After the independence war of 1810, the Mexican government continued to war with the indigenous Comanche people in an attempt to expand into their territory, heavily to the detriment of their own northern states and their people.
Next up is the Mexican-American war of 1846, which is a pretty morally grey area, but saying either side was morally clear is blatantly false
Then comes a few decades of turmoil led by political and religions ideologies, which heavily impacted the poorer citizens who made up majority of the population. (the French bit was arguably self defence, but since it was based on previous political decisions one can't really claim a moral high ground here either).
After a bit over a century of that, with citizen's conditions gradually improving throughout showing some growth as a country, we're getting pretty close to modern Mexico.
Even the glorious country of liechtenstein 6 comments
aphelion · 32 weeks ago
Statistically highly unlikely; which country?