It’s actually impossible to measure how many fucks a corvid give because there is no device sensitive enough to register such a tiny amount.
science/animal side of tumblr… explain to me the birb thing
Tail Pulling is a behavior noted in many corvids. The practical application is to create a distraction that will allow the birb to make off with the target’s food. Imagine being in the lunch room and a large fellow has a Twinkie you covet. You can’t just take it from him because he’ll defend his Twinkie. But if you thwap him on the back of his neck and then dash around to snag the Twinkie while he investigates, you stand a decent chance of enjoying spongey goodness. This is basically that in birb form.
Except corvids don’t only do this as a distraction. Sometimes they seem to just being doing it to mess with other animals/birbs. But to use my lunch room analogy, there are times you might thwap someone sneakily on the back of the neck just for amusement. Primates exhibit behavior that appears to be just be annoying other animals for amusement. Given how intelligent crows are, its not unlikely that this is a manifestation of an innate desire to just fuck with someone else for the fun of it. Such as this from the link above:
FitzChivalry Farseer and FitzGerald Kreiner both spend quite a bit of time being jerked around by whimsical non-humans (?) of slightly questionable morality and more questionable competence who are nevertheless the most important - and most destructive - people in their respective lives.
The difference between the Fool and the Doctor is that the Fool knows what he’s trying to do but has very little power to do it (except through Fitz), while the Eighth Doctor has absolutely no idea what he’s doing and has far too much power. Of the two, the Fool is significantly more successful at bettering their world, while it could be argued that the Eighth Doctor tends to make it worse.
I haven’t been posting to this tumblr because I’ve been doing literally nothing except Flight Rising for the last 5 days (though apparently I accidentally reblogged a few things to this account), but now that I can’t access FR at the moment I’m looking at my dash again…
I love Verity, but really, names are not his strong point. I mean, he essentially named Fitz twice, right? First as FitzChivalry, which is ridiculously matter-of-fact and, well, honest. The second as Tom, which is alright as names go but it’s dull as muck.
Imagine what Dutiful wold have been named had he been around to have his say.
"I will name him Prince"
"My lord, but that is not really a-"
"No, better, My Son"
"Verity! My love, I don’t think those names are suitable. What of your custom of naming a man to shape who he becomes?"
You know what actually scratch that he probably would’ve been called Dutiful in the end anyway after Kettricken gently pushing him towards it for an hour or two.