I want scifi films in which there is a vibrant, detailed, complex universe with plenty of background lore, but is about, say, a teenage girl finding her lost cat, or a group of socially awkward queers starting a band, or middle aged single homos finding love, or a pair of friends (one human and one alien) going on a camping trip where nothing bad happens.
In olden times, when people tended to spend their whole lives in one small area, people didn't know yet that birds migrated south for the winter. So they came up with a lot of ideas. Swallows lived under the sea for half the year. Other birds moved to the moon during that time. But my personal favorite was the claim that geese died off every year, and then grew again on trees in the spring.
Gerald of Wales even claimed to have seen this himself, bc the 1100's were good times for shitposting.
Wildflower for Wednesday!
Bottle gentian is currently blooming in IL and in wetlands and moist prairies across the NE quadrant of the US. Its violet blooms look like they're just about to open up, but they never do (relatable). Only bumblebees are strong enough to force their way in past the wall of petals, and they're rewarded with a rich bloop of nectar and pollen. It's easy (if slow) to grow in a wildflower garden, if you want bumblebees! ALSO, gentians are used in bitters, thanks gentians!
kind of a dirtbag but in an endearing way
33/F/hella small town
into rural/homestead stuff, refinishing furniture, and SF/F novels.
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