secret desire: to be part of a bohemian, sexy girl gang that goes around and kicks ass. It doesn’t really matter what they do, just that they have attitude and they kick ass at it.
and they CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER.
A member of veterinary staff at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme centre conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Sibolangit district in northern Sumatra island. The orangutan was rescued by Indonesia’s ministry of forestry personnel and Orangutan Information Centre in nearby Langkat district in a small patch of a forest and agricultural plantation.
Picture: SUTANTA ADITYA/AFP (via Pictures of the day: 17 April 2014 - Telegraph)
entelecheia — in the philosophy of Aristotle, the condition of a thing whose essence is fully realized [x]
#OKAY BUT IF THIS IS AN ANGEL—IF THEIR HALOS ARE THE UNFLAWED AND FULLY REALIZED CIRCLE#THAT MEANS THAT IN FALLING—IN BECOMING DEMONIC#THE CIRCLE CRACKS#THE DEMON’S HORNS ARE THE VESTIGIAL HALO#A CONSTANT SYMBOL AND REMINDER OF THEIR FLAWED-NESS; THEIR INCOMPLETENESS#I’M!!!!! (notbecauseofvictories)
Despite the dire employment conditions of higher education, young people continue to enrol in graduate school. Detractors roll their eyes: Why would a young person spend years earning a degree of questionable value? Why not “go get a job”? To which the 20-something laughs, having graduated into an economy where peers spend years vainly looking for a job, finding only unpaid internships or low-wage contingency labour, often while living at home. A funded graduate programme, with health insurance, seems a welcome escape.
"But it is not just about your current earnings," the detractor continues, "It is about the wages you lose while in the programme." To which the 30-something, having spent their adult life in an economy of stagnant wages and eroding opportunities, takes the 20-something aside, and explains that this is a maxim they, too, were told, but from which they never benefitted. They tell the 20-something what they already know: It is hard to plan for what is already gone.
We live in the tunnel at the end of the light.
They discovered that when the insects have sex, the female’s gynosome is inserted into the male after it becomes erect. Once the female has penetrated the male, her gynosome inflates, releasing a set of spines that can be used to keep the male from escaping. The sex lasts forty to seventy hours.
The researchers found the spines when they tried to physically separate two insects while they were copulating. “Pulling apart coupled specimens,” they write, “led to separation of the male abdomen from the thorax without breaking the genital coupling.” In other words, they tore the male right in half. It showed that the female can hold tightly onto the male. That’s an important ability for insects that need to remain in coitus for as long as two or three days.
With the male firmly in place, the gynosome is ready to receive the sperm. But that’s not all they get: the males also deliver what are called “seminal gifts,” nourishing packets of nutrients that help the females survive in the food-deprived cave environment in which they live.