"Mentor" - c. 1910s - (Via)
"Mentor" - c. 1910s - (Via)
My boyfriend (via thecarrionlibrarian)
#no but can you imagine if that was how you learned once a month you weren’t pregnant#by some dude singing songs about the victory of it#you wake up and he’s there and you are so happy#this dude becomes your favorite dude#but then you realize you haven’t seen your friend’s minstrel in a while#I mean everyone notices#like half the people are on the same cycle so for one week out of four your job is just flooded with fucking minstrels everywhere#the cacophony#but Mary over there is all alone#and she’s like my minstrel is late#but we all fucking know#her minstrel has gone off to find her a baby#a nine month journey he must make alone#and until he comes back there is no music in her life#what a glorious world this would be#I love the minstrels (@onionjuggler)
you people should learn about the goetic demons like for example:
this is prince stolas, he is a long legged owl demon who teaches knowledge about astronomy and herbs to anyone who conjures him
whats not cool about an owl demon
#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.
That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.
This is why honey is not vegan.
The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.
literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey
Bees would be pretty fucked without beekeepers, considering that wild colonies are pretty well decimated and human intervention is the one thing keeping the populations up in some places. A healthy bee colony makes more honey than it can use, anyway, and it isn’t as if you’re scarring their poor little hearts for life by taking some of the honey from them. Not to mention, a skilled apiarist can tell by looking at the hive when it is sick, and with what, and how to treat it, as well as being able to check and treat for mites and prevent colony collapse and other animals robbing the hive and destroying the nest.
In addition, captive bees provide an excellent resource to study bees in general and find reasons that they’re dying out and develop ways to save them both in captivity and in the wild.
What makes me cringe most of all though is that vegans seem to think that bees have a concept of being treated as “slaves” and having their work taken advantage of. The people working sugar cane fields know what its like to be a slave. A bee never will.