The raven is sometimes known as “the wolf-bird.” Ravens, like many other animals, scavenge at wolf kills, but there’s more to it than that.

 Both wolves and ravens have the ability to form social attachments and they seem to have evolved over many years to form these attachments with each other, to both species’ benefit.

There are a couple of theories as to why wolves and ravens end up at the same carcasses. One is that because ravens can fly, they are better at finding carcasses than wolves are. But they can’t get to the food once they get there, because they can’t open up the carcass. So they’ll make a lot of noise, and then wolves will come and use their sharp teeth and strong jaws to make the food accessible not just to themselves, but also to the ravens.

Ravens have also been observed circling a sick elk or moose and calling out, possibly alerting wolves to an easy kill. The other theory is that ravens respond to the howls of wolves preparing to hunt (and, for that matter, to human hunters shooting guns). They find out where the wolves are going and following. Both theories may be correct.

Wolves and ravens also play. A raven will sneak up behind a wolf and yank its tail and the wolf will play back. Ravens sometimes respond to wolf howls with calls of their own, resulting in a concert of howls and calls. 

Sources: Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich, The American Crow and the Common Raven, Lawrence Kilham 




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The Originals has the potential to be great. They have a good main cast and a good storyline. Julie Plec is ruining this show faster than TVD. They keep writing the characters around in circles, it’s exhausting to keep watching it and it’s annoying because I feel like we could be getting so much more out of this.

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What the hell is so special about being black?
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Just a reminder, ladies and gentlemen:

  • Submission is something that is given, not something that is taken.
  • Submission is not a permanent state- it is something that you can choose to take away at any time.
  • Safe words mean “No” and “Stop immediately.” They do not mean “Convince me” or “Try to change my mind.”

If you’re a sub and any Dom tries to convince you otherwise: do not trust them and get away from them immediately.

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On the topic of reclaiming racial slurs: Since the word/phrase "sand-nigger" is used against brown POC. Is it ok for Brown POC to reclaim this word/phrase?
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because the term “sand-nigger” was only used to compare you to a black person. Any term with “nigger” in it was meant to compare you to a black person but still puts black people at the bottom because the differentiation puts you above us.

we’re the niggers, 

you’re the sand niggers

Native Americans are Prairie Niggers

etc etc

The dehumanization in the terms came from comparing you to a black person.

You were dehumanized because you were called black.