61below tumblr Follow lovelylilpup prokopetz I've seen a lot of videos going around of urban-dwelling critters coming to humans for help with various problems ranging from boxes stuck on their heads to young trapped down a storm drain and it's gotten me to thinking On the one hand it's kind of fascinating that they know to do that On the other hand setting any questions of how this sort of behaviour must have arisen aside for the nonce does it ever strike you how weird it is that we've got a whole collection of prey species whose basic problem-solving script ends with the step if all else fails go bother one of the local apex predators and maybe they'll fix the problem for no reason? roachpatrol well come to think of it we're at the top of the food chain but we almost exclusively hunt and kill prey out in the country raccoons and possums and foxes and crows all succeed in an urban environment because they're opportunistic and observant and almost none of them would have observed us pounce on one of their species and then start eating it you know? a lot of them would have observed that we scream and chase them out of wherever we don't want them to be but other animals are territorial too but there's a number of situations where humans feed whoever's bold enough to take them up on the offer and we do tend to pull garbage off of other animals as soon as they slow down enough for us to catch 'a human got me but nothing bad happened' is a much more frequent thing than 'a human got me and tried to eat me anyway like we're masters of our environment we make weird shit happen all the time we have lots of great food and sometimes we share and we almost never eat someone it makes sense for urban animals over the last century or so to just keep an eye out for opportunities to use us and to pass the habit on to their kids tsfennec It really is a weird funny thing Like yeah technically they're predators and they get pretty screamy especially if you try to take any of their stuff but given the chance it seems like they'd rather help us out and sometimes they'll just randomly give you food so??? I mean I guess in fairytales and myths we've got our fair share of stories about dangerous peoplecreatures who might well kill you or otherwise ruin your life but to whom people nonetheless turn for help in desperate circumstances So it's not like the perspective is exactly a foreign thing to our own mindset really It's just that y'know we can't actually go make a deal with the faeries when there's something we can't figure out Which brings me to an interesting thought about the ubiquitous rule about never eating the faery food lest you find yourself forever unsatisfied with anything in the human world- and the potential parallels to the dangers of feeding wildlife human food lest they become addicted and too tame and dependent to be safe for either themselves or us Hmm sapphicaquarius Okay but that last bit with the Fae makes almost perfect sense Of the stories I've read the food of the Fae its origins and effects are often strange andor obscure- Just like our food to most animals The Fae are strange beings that seem to know weird things that give them power or an edge over us- Just like us to animals The Fae work and live by strange rules also ofen nonsensical or obscure to us Just like us to animals The Fae can easily obtain vast amounts of things we consider rarepreciousdesireable and have no problem with dishing it out wantonly for no other reason than amusement- Just like us to animals The Fae sometimes are amused by having us around but only on their terms and IF it amusesintrigues them- Just like us to animals GUYS I SENSE A PATTERN -they have arcane social conventions and the punishment for not paying the correct respects right is banishment if you're lucky and death if you're not -they have wild and unexpected parties where you'd least expect to find them but if you're bold enough to entertain them they'll feed you and caress you and play with you all night time runs strangely in their realm their homes are summeriands warm and bright no matter the season there is always fruit on their tables but not everyone who comes in from the cold is let back out again -their games are cruel and complex and unfair but if you can beat them by their own rules you will access riches beyond imagining sometimes they just fucking fuck with you the fuckheads -they will absolutely steal your children away when your children return-if they ever do-they will come back strange they will know things they shouldn't they won't know things that they should your strange children might survive might even prosper might take wives and husbands and have children of their own but they will always be marked by their time away from your world the price for pissing them off is always death sometimes just you sometimes your whole community if you are very good and very smart and very brave they will grant your wish oceaxereturns My eyes just got wider and wider the further down I read Sourceprokopetz #story feels #fae 71904 notes Humans are the urban fae Meme
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