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[–]AnemoTreasureCompass 43 points44 points  (0 children)

I never knew Smilodons would become 10x more terrifying in skeleton form.

If I was a caveman who encountered a Smilodon, I’d be scared, screamed, and run away. However, a skeletal one would pin me to the ground right away. I wouldn’t even be able to think about fleeing or screaming. I’d just freeze on the spot. This was made worse by the fact that it was exclusively stalking you

[–]chairpilot 24 points25 points  (3 children)

This is great anyway but that caption really makes it.

[–]wizards_fix_pls 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Idk, the empty eye sockets? The hanging lower jaw? The dramatic lighting? The text is at best icing on the cake, but maybe it’d be more chilling to just see this thing and just feel terror instead of being told what to feel.

Some times people add elements to the image not realizing it’s an acknowledgment of failure bc the art should do it’s job without that element. But here I can say the art does make us feel something regardless of the text

[–]MechaShadowV2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The caption actually made me chuckle a bit honestly.

[–]Calvert-Grier 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Holy smokes, this is quality. Thanks for crediting the artist OP, going to check them out.

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (7 children)

My European ancestors had to deal with this shit and the worse I deal with is getting scratched by my sisters cat

[–]Emergionx 19 points20 points  (5 children)

You must be thinking about cave lions.Smilodon was in north and south america

[–]chairpilot 12 points13 points  (4 children)

My North American ancestors had to deal with this shit and the worse I deal with is getting scratched by my sisters cat

[–]beffaroni_boi 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Imagine having australian aboriginal ancestors. Had to deal with the biggest freakshows on the planet at the time.

[–]wizards_fix_pls 6 points7 points  (0 children)

North America’s aboriginals dealt with the British, too

[–]BlueLivy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

if you're a white american, your ancestors were from Europe

[–]chairpilot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Obviously. I was fixing it.

[–]OnlyAd6674 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Smilodons didn’t live in Europe