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Sunday, May 31st, 2015 07:50 am
This is just cut because it's a spoiler, it's one sentence instead of my usual postnuclear encyclopedia: Read more... )
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Saturday, May 30th, 2015 07:59 am
I saw it again last night and I have LOGISTICAL THOUGHTS. Please note that the second cut includes some pretty detailed stuff about pregnancy hazards, so do not read that if you should not read that!

The demographics of the Citadel and where warboys come from. )

The Wives' Quarters and reproductive health in a radioactive wasteland )

And then some agriculture. You know me and agriculture. )

A stupid postapocalyptic reality show I watched forever ago, the Citadel, cultural and military survival. )

Anyway, this is longer than most actual fanfiction that I have ever written, so I hope someone wants to talk to me about it. I also have new thoughts about who's going to have what job in the new Citadel, but I should save something for tomorrow's Mad Max of the day.

... I need an icon, probably.
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Thursday, May 28th, 2015 03:09 pm
Is basically about people vs. things vs. masculinity and consent in this movie, but it's not a very well-articulated point (content warnings are spoilers, pm me?)Read more... )

I wonder how many more days of Mad Max thoughts I have in me. I'm seeing it again, uh, Friday and Saturday, so I guess we'll find out.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 10:02 am
Chernobyl's birds adapting to ionizing radiation. "Laboratory experiments have shown that humans and other animals can adapt to radiation, and that prolonged exposure to low doses of radiation increases organisms' resistance to larger, subsequent doses. This adaptation, however, has never been seen outside the laboratory in wild populations."

Extinction Events That Almost Wiped Out Humans. "The really interesting thing about a population bottleneck is the effect it has on evolution. With a small population, mutations get passed through a very large percentage of the species' members. Detrimental mutations could be devastating and lead to outright extinction. Beneficial mutations, however, could cause fairly fast shifts in the population."

From Arid, Salty Desert to Permaculture Garden: Greening the Desert Revisited (note: not a lot of data; still dependent on intermittent rainfall) Some thoughts on desertification, briefly )

ETA 1: Salt-tolerant plants for the US Southwest - some of these plants are North America-specific, but, for instance, acacia is endemic to Australia and has edible seeds and shoots. (In fact, they're so salt-tolerant that they're an invasive plant in salinizing parts of the US). I just fell down a deep research rabbithole about bush tucker. The upshot: there are a lot of plants that will put up with a lot in their growing conditions, though they often get their revenge by being full of cyanide and requiring laborious leeching to eat.

ETA 2: Plants and animals of the Namib Desert (so closer to the actual filming location). Oh my god, fog beetles. What an interesting planet.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 08:44 am
I'm going to mention Angharad, self-injury, and religion here. )

Apparently the next movie is already completely filmed (?) which is reassuring, and I imagine that we might get a better look at how to make the Citadel defensible. Read more... )

I'm going to post this unlocked in case anyone new wants to come talk Mad Max with me. Hello!
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Monday, May 25th, 2015 08:21 am
I have seen Mad Max. Come talk to me about it.