On this day in 1943, a physicist fell out of the future onto the deck of the Destroyer escort USS Eldridge, and changed the face of history forever.
Happy Reversary, Sally!
A funny thing about introducing a new queen into a hive that has lost its queen (or one that you’ve killed because her brood was too fighty).
You have to introduce the new queen into the hive with these special queen cages that are stopped up with candy, and are open enough to let the hive smell the new queen, but not open enough that they can get in there and kill her.
Because they will kill her.
When you first put the new queen in she smells like an intruder, but by the time it takes the bees to eat through the candy and free the queen, the queen’s pheromones will have had time to work and the hive will have gotten used to her.
From the outside this kinda seems like:
“Yeh, we were all going to murder you to death before, but we’re full of candy now, so we’re cool. Oh yeh, and how about you be the new queen and stuff. Yeh, that’s cool too.”
beekeeping is really weird
Listen, strange bee queens lyin’ in cages distributin’ candy is no basis for a system of government.
I’d let a bee queen distributing candy from a cage to run my country TBH.
Fish’s reaper magic manifests as a cape that can turn into a set of wings if he needs to go somewhere quickly. He rarely goes into his full reaper form bc its a waste of magical resources and energy when he can do the same job by concentrating his magic into a structure that can do pretty much the same thing.
a little comic about kisses and curses. happy halloween!
Nearly finished with the audiobook for Ancillary Mercy, drew my faves: Translator Zeiat and Sphene. The audiobooks for the Ancillary Justice series are particularly good; the actress reading them does all kinds of accents and it’s pretty awesome.
me doing stand up: sometimes i do things what are the same things as what you do, and in many ways our lives are similar. while i can’t think of an example right this minute, i suspect you might be able to think of one yourself. please do so now. think about something that i might do that you might also do regularly, and you’ll find that it is funny to think about. all of our lives are the same life. our humanity is a shared thing. we are bound up in love.
audience: thank you