My room is dark
Dark and cold like a void
The spiral flows over me
I haven’t heard a voice in a day
I can barely tell my heart still beating
The darkness cushions my thoughts
The darkness lays me to sleep.
This is awesome lol
The Carrion King by Cryptcrawler
Rustborne Aquilae by Mr—Jack
In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.
The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive— which is a lot to expect of a rat.
The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy— and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.
"A study by Science/AAAS shows that rats preferred freeing caged rats rather than eating food placed in the cage, suggesting that the rats show empathy, a trait only previously known to primates."
Just let that sink in.
I use to have to rats Socrates and Aristotle. They were chill and even acknowledged me as their caregiver. It is amazing the emotions found in even the smallest creatures.
The Star Crystal
Original sketch of Sev from Deep Darkness