things to remember about animorphs:
- two of the main cast are poc. the alien in his human form is a poc as well.
- the traditionally feminine, concerned-with-looks character, who spends her free time shopping and who has perfect blonde hair and who follows fashion trends, is also the team’s main combat powerhouse and is generally ferocious and terrifying in combat and a Soldier more than anyone else in the team. these things do not negate each other
- the other female character is the kind and gentle one but also strong as fuck and the most talented at the animorph’s Main Skill
- there are love plots, but they are understated and affect the characters without defining them. they are also, in one case, fucking tragic
- realistic portrayals of ptsd and general trauma
- varied family compositions and firm calling out of families that emotionally abuse children
- characters are not portrayed as single handedly able to save mankind, they are just trying to hold out so that the cavalry can arrive
- it is all available free, online, right fucking now
A family on a healthy diet can expect to pay $2,000 more a year for food than one having less nutritious meals, say researchers who recommend that the cost gap be closed. The research in Thursday’s issue of British Medical Journal Open reviewed 27 studies from 10 high-income countries to evaluate the price differences of foods and diet patterns.
Let the record reflect the conclusive result of empirical research spanning 27 studies from 10 countries: healthy eating is fucking expensive and people who deny this reality are annoying and full of shit.
And that’s just a healthy diet. The premium for a diet which is healthy and vegetarian is even bigger, and full-on vegan bigger still.
Good point, this study looks at a merely “healthy” diet, meaning, getting all your basic nutrients; but can you imagine the result if you were to study the cost differential of an organic diet? Or a sustainable fair trade diet? Or an organic humanely-harvested vegan locavore diet? I hear people advocating these consumer luxuries as “activism” that’s supposed to save the fucking planet and my lip involuntarily snarls. All these things cost serious money, it’s not simply about educated lifestyle choices and morality toward animals. Most people are struggling to get by in the first place and can’t afford those feel-good extras.
i’m having an existential crisis
I am so sorry, but this is actually probably true. Plants co evolved to reward us for cultivating and propagating them. It’s called exorphin theory, and plants are pretty much just using us as their means of reproduction. That’s why humans show nearly every sign of species domestication. Have a good night, friend.
so is deforestization like breaking out of the matrix or