I don’t know how else to preface this article. Birds, man.
So I’m willing to bet that a lot of you are aware of brood parasitism à la the cuckoo, and a good number of my followers have probably even heard of the terrifying methods the intraspecific brood parasitic coot uses to weed out the fakers from its progeny.
But have you heard much about this lady?
Looks kind of drab and unassuming, doesn’t she.
(She murders your children if you don’t do what she wants.)
So let’s talk about brood parasitism and why it’s good and why it’s not so good and the different strategies that different bird species use, including mafia behavior. And we’ll talk about the development of male cowbird courtship too because that’s kind of cool. But yeah, lots of bird child murdering behind the cut just so you’re aware.
As many of you may know, someone has outed me as queer to my parents and alongside my depression they don’t think they can deal with me any longer and they’re kicking me out.
They’re also keeping my computer and my bank account which all my money I’ve made from working for over 4 years is in. I can’t access this money till I’m 19 and I don’t have a card and they’re taking the account so I’ve pretty much lost access to my bank account and all the money which is in it.
This may also interfere with my education, as I was planning on going to university in the US in August but with this issue it may be impossible for me to attend college.
On the upside, I’ve gotten a new room at a 고시원, a housing complex for students, even if the room can be only explained as tiny because my boss has advanced a small part of my next paycheck for me.
The problem with this is that the room costs me 260 thousand Korean won, or roughly about 260 USD a month, and I can’t find a job for about another week or so until my National health exams check out and I get my card saying that I’m healthy enough to work without being a health hazard to other people due to my preexisting card being expired.
With this situation, I can’t work at my current job also which means I’m going to have fewer hours, less money, and overall things just aren’t looking bright.
I don’t think I’ll be able to make next month’s rent at the pace things are unfolding right now. I’m also pretty much down to the bare minimum of what I have left after purchasing things such as shampoo, soap, towels, and other necessities.
Fortunately, the room comes with an access to rice, kimchi, ramen, and clean drinking water so food and drinks are not an issue but I’m still kind of struggling.
Anyways, I’m in a financial shithole right now so any help would really be appreciated. I’ll try and pay anybody and everybody back once I can but any help I can get I’d appreciate it greatly.
Thanks a lot,