Art with a strong message. .. Looks nice, but I find that the message is ruined by it's lack of depth and subtlety. Mothernature gun Nature human City
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#24 - infinitereaper (03/18/2014) [-]
I really like this quote.
User avatar #117 to #24 - Minnesota ONLINE (03/18/2014) [-]
Not with that attitude.
#35 to #24 - ohhh (03/18/2014) [-]
Except humans are far to effective at gathering food so money will continue to be a valuable trading item such as points for items in a mmo.
Except humans are far to effective at gathering food so money will continue to be a valuable trading item such as points for items in a mmo.
User avatar #54 to #35 - atomicman (03/18/2014) [-]
You pretty much missed the entire message of the quote
User avatar #130 to #35 - rockamekishiko (03/18/2014) [-]
what the **** are you going to buy with money once everything to buy runs out?
#55 to #35 - atomicman (03/18/2014) [-]
Oh wait I missread that. Sorry for killing the joke  I love killing jokes tho
Oh wait I missread that. Sorry for killing the joke I love killing jokes tho
#52 to #35 - datmine (03/18/2014) [-]
New jontron gif fo my collection.
New jontron gif fo my collection.
#6 - guanyu (03/17/2014) [-]
Looks nice, but I find that the message is ruined by it's lack of depth and subtlety.
#79 to #6 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
Did you notice that the gun has lips?
Did you notice that the waterfall makes her look as if she's crying?

I think there a lot more subtle stuff in this picture then you'd see at a first glance.
User avatar #136 to #79 - guanyu (03/18/2014) [-]
Noticed the lips, but not the tears. The tears actually lay it on even thicker, imo
#118 to #6 - luckyxiii ONLINE (03/18/2014) [-]
Some people like being hit over the head with the message. Personally I agree with you that sometimes the more subtle message is more effective, but there are ways to make both subtle and bold messages effectively and ineffectively.    
   
If this person was going for the bold outright message, then I'd say they got it perfectly.   
   
Pic related, its peoples FW they don't get the message.
Some people like being hit over the head with the message. Personally I agree with you that sometimes the more subtle message is more effective, but there are ways to make both subtle and bold messages effectively and ineffectively.

If this person was going for the bold outright message, then I'd say they got it perfectly.

Pic related, its peoples FW they don't get the message.
#7 to #6 - spambassador (03/18/2014) [-]
I was about to touch the same point actually. You couldnt telegraph the message of this piece if you tried. also, why does everyone assume we always "kill" the earth? the earth has been around A LOT longer then humanity. it will most likely outlive humanity. we aren't killing the earth, we're killing ourselves; or at least a sustainable environment for what we perceive as life.
User avatar #20 to #7 - sketchysketchist (03/18/2014) [-]
I think someone made a comic on that.
Some guy's apologizing to mother nature for killing her.
Mother nature tells him it's okay, she's been through worst and will change. The only thing that's in danger is that it'll change to no longer be able to sustain human life.
#61 to #20 - iwantattention (03/18/2014) [-]
Comic in #29
#57 to #20 - iwantattention (03/18/2014) [-]
#29 has the comic
User avatar #127 to #7 - rockamekishiko (03/18/2014) [-]
we are killing life which is what makes earth the earth. Otherwise it would (or will) be just another rock orbiting the sun
#53 - alexhill (03/18/2014) [-]
2DEEP4ME
2DEEP4ME
#29 - sinery (03/18/2014) [-]
Bring it on.
#194 to #29 - imostlyroll (03/18/2014) [-]
Reminded me of this, except not funny
#37 - brassydolphin ONLINE (03/18/2014) [-]
spiderman did dis
#67 to #37 - zoralink (03/18/2014) [-]
about the environment
#70 to #37 - zoralink (03/18/2014) [-]
about the environment
#157 - shinobibovine (03/18/2014) [-]
Banned for tree nipple
#25 - nimithecat (03/18/2014) [-]
You act as if we are harming nature.
FOOLS! WE STILL ARE PART OF NATURE!
The computers we use are as natural as the dams that beavers make!
Our space craft are made of materials found on earth, and reconfigured to fit our needs.

While it's sad that we are an inconvenience to other creatures and forests,
we have to accept the fact that our cities and byproducts, are entirely natural results of our existence.

Beavers build dams for homes, which then block rivers and kill thousands of fish by cutting off their water supply. Predatory invasive birds and animals travel to other countries in search of food, driving native species into extinction.

At the rate we are going, we're an unstoppable train of destruction, and you know what?
That's okay. It's okay to be cruel, merciless, and heartless. It's how evolution brought us up to be. Our ancestors had to die countless upon countless times, in various horrible ways due to the merciless ways of nature. And what... are we supposed to simply turn the other cheek and be merciful?

We are at an age at which we question whether we have our own souls or not, with our knowledge exponentially increasing every year that goes by, despite the negligence that is more visible in our population today.

Our useage of prosthetics and artificial organs, is simply a reconfiguration of the materials found and fabricated in mother nature. Nature doesn't give a damn about who lives and who dies- it either tries to replace the dying species, or tries to save them by adapting them to the new scenario.

Birds now make nests in our gutters, and rats live in our sewers, with a bountiful supply of water not easily found without rivers.

The world can live with us and without us.
Evolution has finally come to a close; we can fight off death, and doubled our lifespans
from 40 years to 80 years. We can replace organs.
We can revive the dead with defribulators.
We are the fittest, and we survived.
Victory comes at a price, and we are the victors.
#28 to #25 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
You are right, we are bound by our genetical destiny, just like cats, just like dogs, just like those birds.
Just that we are slight bit more complex so the product of that same genetical destiny is slightly different.

Just like everything else we are just a part of nature, no matter how complex we consider ourselves.
#30 to #25 - thatdingo (03/18/2014) [-]
I like you
User avatar #80 to #25 - enigmation (03/18/2014) [-]
Mmmhm, I do agree with you on most of that.
Something that particularly bothers me about the whole scenario is that humans tend to feel that we have the power to actually kill of nature in itself.
Nature is adaptable. Nature doesn't necessarily mean "greenery and beauty"- that's just what it is now. Dirt, burned forest, extinction, and anything related to "technology" in general is a part of nature. Whatever happens happens because of what's already happens, and what will happen, will happen. That's just how it is.
If anything, "nature" will adapt, as it always has. We're the ones who need to be worrying.
#108 to #25 - kiboz (03/18/2014) [-]
While I do agree with most of what you're saying, I still think that, because we are the only species that actually understands what the hell we're doing, we should try and save what we have. Yes, we can have everything covered in cities, and while we could survive by producing oxygen and whatnot, that doesn't mean we should. There is an easier way and all it takes is us using our brains a bit, that's what they're there for. We could completely destroy the ozon layer and we would probably adapt to that in some way as well, but that doesn't mean we should. We should use the consciousness we have to prevent ourselves from doing stupid **** which will cost us later.
User avatar #128 to #25 - rockamekishiko (03/18/2014) [-]
just because it's the way it turned out doesn't mean it's right. I think when people say natural, they mean things living organisms produce without intelligent modifications.
User avatar #82 to #25 - propanex (03/18/2014) [-]
So I guess beavers and **** mess with the ozone layer?
User avatar #101 to #82 - nimithecat (03/18/2014) [-]
Volcanoes do that already without us.
User avatar #144 to #101 - ieatbengay (03/18/2014) [-]
and cows farting does stuff
User avatar #132 to #101 - propanex (03/18/2014) [-]
But I'm sure we are adding to the mess and doing waaay more.
#121 to #25 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
What a load of ******* **** lol.
The message is we're destroying the nature around us.
#45 to #25 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
That's probably the stupidest travesty of an argument I have ever had the misfortune to read.

Last time I checked, animals don't burn down hundreds or thousands of football fields' worth of forests in a day, or pollute rivers and seas, or make massive landfills full of trash.

The victim mentality is just as dumb. Our ancestors weren't exactly innocent, were they? it wasn't the poor widdle hoomans that were brutally hunted by the evil animals. We did the exact same, and since we're dominant, we did worse.

The difference is that we were better at it, and because of that, we're the dominant species, and now we don't have to be brutal and careless.

Jackass.
#51 to #45 - headhunternl (03/18/2014) [-]
animals might not, but forest fires are not humans own. Nature does it itself as well, while we're trying our hardest to stop them.

I dunno, I think nimitthecat makes a valid point
User avatar #74 to #45 - nimithecat (03/18/2014) [-]
You can spell travesty, and yet you use the non-existent word "stupidest" a second later.
Are you sure you know what you're talking about?
#104 to #74 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
Just so you know, 'stupidest' is now actually an accepted word in the English language, so maybe you should look stuff up before you make claims.
User avatar #110 to #104 - nimithecat (03/18/2014) [-]
Log in and say it again.
#40 to #25 - rhetoricalfunny (03/18/2014) [-]
Yep. Totally natural
User avatar #160 to #40 - ryderjbudde (03/18/2014) [-]
A strike of lightning can do something similar.
User avatar #164 to #25 - vorarephilia (03/18/2014) [-]
imgur.com/a/S3npE mildly relevant. but this reminded me of those "humanity **** yeah" posts on 4chan from a while back.
User avatar #180 to #164 - vorarephilia (03/18/2014) [-]
Also, a few side thoughts here, but many of our "horrible nature killing cities" in Europe are built over catacombs housing the bones of plague victims.

if mother nature was an actual person, and once we branch out and terraform planets. she will be prouder than any mother ever, knowing that we propel ourselves out to spread her handiwork throughout the cosmos.
User avatar #33 to #25 - locnex (03/18/2014) [-]
finally, someone who understands
#134 to #25 - blonny (03/18/2014) [-]
This is true, but if we now decide to stop being so destructive, this is also part of nature and evolution. If we learn that destroying everything is the way to go, then this is the Nature's way for us. But if we however decide to stop doing so, that is also Evolution. Our goal is more or less to survive as a species, what we need to think about is how we are going to do this as long and as well as possible. The way it worked until now seemed to go quite well, as we are on peak on world population. To continue on this path or not is for me and you to decide, as individuals and as species.
User avatar #139 to #134 - nimithecat (03/18/2014) [-]
Then let's all kill ourselves.
Our existence alone needs materials to protect ourselves with homes,
need to burn some kind of energy to use for electricity, which cooks our food to keep
us dying from salmonella.

Solar power hasn't reached efficient levels yet, solar power isnt very cost efficient due to maintinence, and geothermal energy relies on being on volcanically active terrain.
#148 to #139 - blonny (03/18/2014) [-]
You missed the point. The goal is SURVIVE as a species. If we kill ourselves, that would be counterproductive, wouldn't it? I'm just saying if we kill our environment we might kill ourselves. The human species needs to know how far it wants to go.
We also developed animal rights activists, people that want to save the rain forest, vegetarians, even vegans. They are also part of evolution, if you want.
I think until now humanity was very successful in being immoderate. Maybe we can continue to do so? Maybe not. I sure as hell live way over natures standards. I would be a hippocrite if I wanted everyone to live like gandhi. But I at least try not to harm the environment more than i "have to".
User avatar #152 to #148 - nimithecat (03/18/2014) [-]
hm, that's a justifyable point. I like you.
Ill thumb both your comments
User avatar #43 to #25 - rowdymatt (03/18/2014) [-]
i TOTALLY JUST IMAGINED THE ANIMATIONS THAT SHE WOULD TOTALLY USE TO EXPLAIN THAT... thank you good sir
User avatar #34 to #25 - ohhh (03/18/2014) [-]
"Evolution has finally come to a close"
***** , i aint happy tell i see us rule the universe.
#125 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
I wish i could be as oblivious as all the top commenters here, its sad to see that the general consensus is everything's all okay and hunky dory, and if you think differently you're a hippy fedora wearing fag. Humanity is really ******* up nature, consuming before reproduction of resources can catch up, go look at all the hunters slaughtering baby seals or snow leopards for their furs and tell me humanity isnt destroying nature.
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#195 to #125 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
Bad luck me
Makes controversial post as anon



Green thumbed...
User avatar #142 - jedawg (03/18/2014) [-]
We're not killing the world. We don't have that kind of power. We're killing ourselves. When your body gets invaded by germs/viruses, it warms itself up to kill them (fever). The earth will gladly do the same with us.
#113 - ainise (03/18/2014) [-]
I see this as Earth smiling down on us as if we were nothing to her. You may as well be pointing a water gun at her. The people are brittle, fragile, breaking apart in the corner behind a smog of pollution while Mother earth is completely unaffected. This isn't a statement on how we're killing the world; it's about how we're killing ourselves and the earth is above it all. The motherly figure isn't upset, she holds a neutral smile looking down on us committing suicide. You can attempt to pull that trigger, but she isn't the one who will be affected.

Or at least that's what I got out of it.
#123 to #113 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
and here I am wondering how many dicks she can fit in her mouth.
#78 - helenwheels (03/18/2014) [-]
This is actually garbage.
Sorry to break it to you funnyjunk but beauty isn't everything.

This is manipulative and false.
Use the image of nature as a beautiful woman. Make it seem as though the fierce competition and force of nature isn't what brought us here. Its just because we're dicks.

You can't "destroy nature" because it can adapt and change. The biggest mass extinction we have record of is the appearance of oxygen. We are ******* it up so that WE can't survive here.
User avatar #86 to #78 - sienimies (03/18/2014) [-]
Wise words. Still, that art is ******* cool.
User avatar #90 to #78 - derpycheezenizle (03/18/2014) [-]
I'm pretty sure it is saying we're killing the planet and not nature itself
User avatar #91 to #90 - helenwheels (03/18/2014) [-]
The planet?
If all life on earth was extinct.
The planet would still be here.
Spinning around the sun
Most likely unaware of any time having passed.
User avatar #97 to #91 - derpycheezenizle (03/18/2014) [-]
Okay, life on Earth. Either way if we eliminate Earth's capability to hold life, we will kill everything on the planet. And as far as we've discovered, there is no life on other planets. So that could mean that we are eliminating all life in the universe, unless we see out farther into the cosmos and find some other than us.
#161 - swedishassassin (03/18/2014) [-]
Ok then. Abandon all technology, transportation and convenient supply systems and go live in the woods and eat mushrooms/hunt for all your food and clothing.   
   
Oh wait. You won't. FYI, we're expending A LOT less poisonous emissions than any time in the industrial age.
Ok then. Abandon all technology, transportation and convenient supply systems and go live in the woods and eat mushrooms/hunt for all your food and clothing.

Oh wait. You won't. FYI, we're expending A LOT less poisonous emissions than any time in the industrial age.
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#206 to #161 - saturninepariah (03/18/2014) [-]
Although i agree with the latter portion of your post, humans are still adversely affecting the global climate with air pollutants, has it decreased substantially when compared to the industrial revolution? Technically yes and the levels are falling. But we are still polluting nonetheless. Especially China, and India and due to global air currents and jet streams their air pollution can sweep around the globe and linger in other countries
tldr.: We're still ******* the plant over and air pollution does not affect just one particular country it can travel and affect us all.

Sources:
www.epa.gov/air/caa/challenges.html
www.nature.com/scitable/blog/green-science/the_impact_of_asian_air
www.epa.gov/airtrends/aqtrends.htm
articles.latimes.com/2014/jan/20/science/la-sci-sn-china-exports-air-pollution-united-states-20140120
User avatar #207 to #206 - swedishassassin (03/18/2014) [-]
Then turn off your computer, shut off your heat, water and electric, destroy your car, and live off of subsistence farming w/o the use of modern fertilizers.
User avatar #208 to #207 - saturninepariah (03/18/2014) [-]
Okay,
A: one human out of 7 billion doing what you've recommend without anyone also doing it in substantial numbers will change absolutely nothing.
B: What's stopping you from doing the same?
C: We both agree that people in developed nations wouldn't do even 1/5 of what you just asked me to do or commit to greener lifestyle without economic incentives.
D: I can see this escalating into a pointless argument, and i take responsibility for starting it and i will end this waste of your time and my time by ending it with this post.
My respects to you,
swedishassassin.




User avatar #210 to #208 - swedishassassin (03/19/2014) [-]
What's stopping me from doing the same is that I don't believe that ******** .

Im sorry for anteing up against you with that comment. Funny pic btw
User avatar #222 to #210 - saturninepariah (03/19/2014) [-]
It's all cool, i didn't take any offense to it, and i thank you for your courtesy
#133 - greedtheavaricious ONLINE (03/18/2014) [-]
Kind of related, I guess.

Yes, I realize Death looks like an emo with antlers.
User avatar #169 to #133 - newforomador (03/18/2014) [-]
That's actually my favorite representation of death yet. Not sure what the antlers are supposed to mean if anything but it's unique and looks good.
#172 to #169 - greedtheavaricious ONLINE (03/18/2014) [-]
I prefer the classical design.

Also, another picture I like. Could interpret that one in many ways.
#178 to #172 - newforomador (03/18/2014) [-]
I actually have the original version of that on my wallpaper slide. Something I just realized is that the cards he's holding are the cards for what's called the 'Dead Man's Hand'. I only know this from the show Deadwood, but it's a good show, very loosely based on actual events. That hand is supposedly the hand that Wild Bill Hickok sheriff of Deadwood was holding when he was killed during a game of poker.
#181 to #178 - greedtheavaricious ONLINE (03/18/2014) [-]
Deadwood? Sounds neat, haven't had a good show to watch lately. Thanks for the indirect recommendation.

Have one of my all time favorite pictures.
#183 to #181 - newforomador (03/18/2014) [-]
Funnily enough, another one of my wallpapers.
#184 to #183 - greedtheavaricious ONLINE (03/18/2014) [-]
I can't thank you enough. That was one of my favorite wallpapers.
#185 to #184 - newforomador (03/18/2014) [-]
This is probably my favorite wallpaper that looks like it might have to do with death.
User avatar #143 to #133 - guanyu (03/18/2014) [-]
See, this is a strong message.
User avatar #38 - xmonke (03/18/2014) [-]
#Deep
#193 - furryflava (03/18/2014) [-]
It's a knifegun
#158 - crimsonkev (03/18/2014) [-]
We should stop shooting women, I agree.
#192 to #158 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
o wow thanks for that.
#155 to #151 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
That's just more hippie ******** .
User avatar #199 to #155 - cosminb (03/18/2014) [-]
You're calling George Carlin a hippie? You dense dumb **** ...
#87 - pixlexia (03/18/2014) [-]
I like the way Burnie Burns from rooster teeth put it. No where close to exact qoute b/c lazy, but the gist of it was; We are killing the earth, in fact we are killing ourselves. The earth is acting as humans would if they had a virus. It's heating up to get rid of the problem, us. Instead of "Stop pollution to save the environment" make it "Stop pollution to save ourselves".
User avatar #140 to #87 - adak (03/18/2014) [-]
This was the first thing that popped up in my head when I saw this content. He was talking about how to make more people actually care about pollution, and that more people might care if it was "stop nature from killing us" or like you said "stop pollution to save yourself". Most people get more involved if they're saving themselves, especially if you have an enemy to fight against.
#92 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
Quoting ryderjamesbudde, who deleted his account & the original comment:

"Every species pollutes, but only one species tries to stop it. Every species gets sick, but only one can figure out why and stop it. We can't run very fast, yet we are the fastest living things on the planet. We're not very strong, yet we can move mountains. We have no wings, yet we've flown higher than any animal can imagine. Our voices aren't very loud, yet we can talk to our brothers on the other side of the planet, even further than that. I have seen more than the keenest of hawks, gone faster than the quickest of all cheetahs, moved more than the strongest ox, and I'm only a sixteen-year-old human. No species is perfect, but we are the only ones who are trying, and you misanthropic ************* think we are a disease on the face of planet earth, as if we are not mother nature's offspring, but an awkward orphan that was not adopted, but who simply forced it's way into the family.
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#197 to #92 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
What a load of ******** , i hate how unless you get a ******* boner for humanity your just a missanthropic cunt and your opinion is void. No other animal is killing other animals for ******** reasons like mankind, just look at how many species are going extinct because some chinese dude want to rub tiger bones in his limp penis or some bitch wants some fluffy bag.
#201 to #197 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
That ain't my opinion. It's someone else's. I posted it because it's ******* majestic & fits with the post.
In my opinion I really don't give a **** - there's nothing you can do to stop Humanity advancing without killing everything alongside it, so why bother sitting around yelling at each other whether we're cancer or not. The outcome will always be the same. So I'll just sit back & watch the cancer known as Humanity advance & advance, wasting resources, going to space, killing things, resurrecting things, whatever, & by the end we'll either all be dead & in heaven, or we'll all be alive & in space, everything burned to the ground either way. It's not something that you can stop, irrationality comes with having a Brain, but so does Logic. Nah, I'll just live my life 'til I die, doing whatever the hell I want, 'cause at the end, the conclusion will always be the same.

I accidentally wrote a whole paragraph & hit the character count. I guess I'll post this & see the outcome.
#202 to #201 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
I was looking at Tentacle porn whilst writing this
#203 to #202 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
Truly amazing what it can do to a man.
#93 to #92 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
The house to man is the web to the spider. What you're living in was once in the ground, it was all apart of the earth once, and it still ******* is, the pollutants in the air were once in the soil, and when the day comes that the last bit of green vanishes from this rock, it will still be far more spectacular than it was before life developed on it. There is an infinity of beautiful secrets hidden throughout the universe, from the smallest of particles, to the most massive celestial structures that your mind can barely imagine, these natural marvels would never be appreciated without us.
You think humans are the only ones causing extinction? They're not. But we are the only ones attempting to stop it. The earth is better off with us.”
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