Have you seen it yet? a Bear Gryls style character as a High school girl trapped with 3 other girls on an island? was wondering if you watch it too, looks like a promising Yuri but definitely susceptible to taking too much of a fan service route.
Frankly I was tired of that thread sucking the oxygen from the forum with nothing but 1-sided comments being countered by nothing but The OP's opinion.
My comment was effectively a back-handed compliment in that even you as one of our most impulsive posters was able to recognize that just maybe we should stop posting on the thread because there was no point.
I may have been somewhat harsh and for that I am sorry, because I do recognize you have been improving, but frankly I'm not very patient atm because of a heatwave.
“Legends say that beyond the Eastern Sea lies a race of humans who can turn into animals at will. Of course, this has never been proven, as anyone who dares to cross the Eastern Sea never comes back...”
There is a fic that I have been working on. It's called Broken Rangers of Remnant. Check it out and tell me what need fixing. Really just give your genuine opinion and what should I fix. How to write a fight scene. How to make characters become not OOC. You know basic stuff.
I have wanted to say my peace on this for a long time.
It is good for what it is, it provides an alternative to the more serious and "realistic" Battle Royal games, it has a special mechanic that no other battle royal has, integrated in a fairly unique fashion overall, and you don't have to pay for the mode that eclipsed most of the industry and even the game's original mode. Also, it's available on mobile and is helping-cross platform be a thing.
The success of this game is staggering and should be acknowledged, even if battle royal isn't your thing. Admittedly it will be hard to top for anyone, especially the people behind it.
The only reasons why I can see people getting mad at it specifically are them hating on what is currently popular, and being sick of hearing about it. Like how I got sick of hearing about Hamilton.
Let’s see what cryptids I can recognize: I see Jersey Devil, Bigfoot, (I think) Flatwoods Monster, Mothman, (or Owlman not sure) Shadow People...? I dunno what that is. I think that’s also a werewolf I see there, and next to the frog-thingy is...bigfoot also...?
I see Loch Ness Monster, Hoop Snake and finally Tikbalang...possibly.
What’s creepy about gas masks? They just look a little weird to me.
There are multiple aspects to this;
1. They tend to block facial expressions, a rather important part of body language. which can cause the same agitation as being talked to in a strange language.
2. Their use, it tends to be if you see a person wearing them, they tend to need to do so, either for protection or concealment of the face... and if they need to use it and you aren't.... death or injury are likely to result, something even weapons don't usually mean... not to mention bearers of bad news who meet with you wearing them because they just found out bad news about your loved one.
Why are lions called “the king of the jungle” when they don’t live in jungles? If anything, that title should belong to tigers.
Actually, there are lions who live in more dense habitats such as jungles and forests. Ethopian lions live in the jungle, and the last remnant of wild Asiatic lions is restricted to Gir Forest in India. However, considering the vast majority of the Panthera Leo species does live on plains and savanahs, your point is still valid.
Interestingly enough, the lion’s title of ‘King of the Jungle’ is a Western concept. Lions appear oddly little in the stories, cultures and art of native African cultures with a few notabele exceptions, such as the Massai, whom consider killing one a rite of passage, and an Ethopian culture whose name I forgot, who hold white lions sacred. When it come’s to kings, the leopard is often associated with royalty in those cultures instead.
The ancient people of Benin had a ritual where the heir of the throne had to sacrifice a leopard to the gods. It symbolized that the future king of the people was blessed with the power and wisdom with now deceased king of the beasts. Wearing the fur of a leopard was considered standard in many rituals, as well as a sign of royalty, such as with the Zulus. Some tribes, such as the Mabadu, worshiped leopards to the extremes, and gave rise to the Anioto, more commonly known as the 'Leopard Men', a cult of cannibalistic assassins and religious extremists that took part in ceremonial sacrifices and much more.
Anon: Yup, though it depends on the species of lion. There are four though one was later discovered to be closer related to jaguars and leopards and the other is a matter of taxonomic controversy.
First, the Tuscany lion. The Tuscany lion was later found out to be not closely related to the lion at all, and is instead now known as the European jaguar. Considering it wasn't a lion after all, aside from this brief mention, I won't go into detail.
When people think of the 'European lion', the cave lion often come's to mind. One of the largest cats to ever exist, the cave lion was once thought to be a Pleistocene subspecies of the modern lion that went extinct about 13000 years ago, but is nowadays regodnised as its own species. Its extinction, as is the case with most mammalian megafauna of the era, is generally blamed on the increase of human activity, change of climate, food scources and habitat or a mixture of both. I'm personally a supporter of the second theory, but that's besides the point.
There was a lion in Europe that lived in the Balkan peninsula, up to Hungary and Ukraine and Greece. While they didn't all go extinct in all regions at the same time, in the timespan from 1000 BC to 400 years AC the big cats became extinct throughout these regions. What this lion exactly was is a matter of sciencetific controversy. Some say it was a remnant of cave lions, others say it was a population of Asiatic lions (as they did inhabit parts of Europe prior to them being restricted to a single region in India) and some claim it was a European subspecies of lion that is now officially extinct.
The most recent lion in Europe to go extinct was the Asiatic lion, which lived in the Caucasian regions up to the 10th centry AC. As mentioned before, this subspecies is now restricted to a single area in India, known as Gir Forest. With this lion's local extinction, as well as that of the Caspian tiger, the Caucasian leopard is now the only big cat to inhabit Europe, though its extremely rare.
TL'DR: Yes, there was.
Glitchee: The answer to both questions is 'yes'. Most tigers do live in the jungle (with the exception of the populations in the Russian Far East and Northeast China) and tigers are the biggest modern cats still alive. When we look at the Asian jungles, then it can be called a king...Although it depends on what your defenition of what makes an animal a 'king'.
If your defenition of a king is an apex predator with little to fear, then yes. The tiger is most certainly the king of the Asian forests. It can and will hunt almost anything, ranging from deer and boars to wolves and buffalo. The tiger can bring down almost any herbivore, with the exception of elephants and rhinoceros'.
When it come's to fellow predators...Tigers are the only natural predator of wolves, to the point that the presence of a tiger in an ecosystem filled with wolves can result in a local wolf extinction. They dominate leopards and striped hyenas, and have occasionally been known to hunt crocodiles and Asian black and sloth bears, though its admittingly not a common thing. The only predators that tigers really seem unwilling to mess with are dholes and brown bears, though tigers have been known to hunt both on rare occasion. Any other species of predator that lives in their habitat (wildcat, lynx, marten, badger, fox etc) is considered to be prey, with the exception of jackals, as jackals and tigers have a symbiotic relationship where the jackal warns the tiger from danger and prey, in return for protection and the oppurtunity to eat the big cat's scraps.
Furthermore, while never known as the 'King of the Jungle', it was often respected and associated with divinity and royalty. The Hindi warrior goddess Durga was said to have either a tiger or lion as a mount, and tigers were often exclusively hunted by high-ranking Indian noblemen and later the British as well. Tigers, during the British occupation of India, had a bad reputation though. As part of British propaganda, the 'Indian tiger' was portrayed to be the cruel, cowardly, sadistic and brutish brother of the noble, orderly and virtious 'British lion'. Official propaganda posters show a lion saving an Indian peasant from a tiger, meant to symbolize the British saving the native Indians from chaos.
Its a different story in Russia. Not sure if they count, considering the tigers there don't live in jungle, but I'll share the story anyways. In several Russian cultures, the tiger is held sacred. Known as 'Amba', the tiger is seen as the embodiment of the wilderniss, the king of the forest, lord of the hunt etc. Offerings were left for tigers at special shrines, there were stories of how they taught humans how to survive and were often antroporphomised in many stories and cultures in the region, often giving them supernatural or antropomorphic features.
So the first time I tried reporting a troll’s blog, I tried making a link to said blog. Unfortunately, the link was faulty, so it looked like I was asking the mod to kill themselves when I really wasn’t...oh geez. I immediately deleted the post and started over, but it gives me so much anxiety thinking about what could’ve happened...