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May 23 2018

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ace-spacepup:

breathinginbiology:

Please reblog.

Patagonia has some more info which you can find here http://bearsears.patagonia.com/take-action

ruffboijuliaburnsides:

staganddragon:

staganddragon:

staganddragon:

Soft things my dad has done

  • One time when he was 18, he was fishing and found a baby salamander someone had tried and failed to use as bait. It had a huge gash in its side and didn’t look like it would make it. He put it in the bucket he was going to put fish in and took it home, then performed “surgery” on the little guy to mend the gash. It couldn’t move, so my dad fed it and nursed it back to health until the gash was healed. Since he’d taken it in as a baby, it wasn’t equipped to stay alive in the wild, so he kept it in a giant aquarium next to his bed. It stayed alive until my sister was born six years later.
  • His dad took him deer hunting once when he was in middle school. They hunted all day and never saw a single deer. At the end of the day as the sun was setting, they found one, and my dad yelled at my grandpa not to shoot it because it didn’t deserve to die. He hasn’t been deer hunting since.
  • Two people I used to be best friends with don’t have stable parents. My dad takes them out for lunch and out fishing regularly, and even though I am not friends with either of them anymore, he still makes time for them as if they were his own kids.
  • Sometimes I catch him crying at videos of dogs on the internet.
  • One time he was crying and I asked him what was wrong and he gave me a hug and said there isn’t always a reason. I’ve held on to that.
  • He told me that if (if) he dies, he wants to die by being drowned in a horde of puppies because otherwise, what’s the point?
  • He makes sure to say “I love you” to my mom and me every day, because he once told me he never once heard it from his parents as a kid.
  • Saw my mom looking at a bird, so he found out what kind of bird it was and drew a picture of it for her.
  • Heard me crying after a hard day and brought me a box of milk duds, because even though I’m lactose intolerant, it was an occasion on which they were needed.
  • Shows me every day that men who feel allowed to be open, vulnerable, soft, and emotional are so much happier than men who are told to keep it all inside.

also, to bring my point across, he signed us up for a father-son derby race this year (even though I am a daughter and also an adult lol). we spent like two weeks working on this car. it caught on fire but we won for creativity

and still my dad remains blissfully unaware of the fact that this post exists and also the fact that it has almost 11,000 notes. omg. I was not expecting this kind of reaction.

it caught on FIRE???????

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goldensweetcheeks:

theoriginalpanamajack:

lol they literally wanna try and ban everything but the fucking gun - a book bag is a basic school necessity wtf

This country is one big shithole full of idiots.

There’s this app where you can help a blind person with a problem they’re having and it’s mad wavy

writing-prompt-s:

cchristtopherr:

writing-prompt-s:

writing-prompt-s:

chloromantis:

writing-prompt-s:

phoenixheir:

dumbledavisjr:

je-suis-hetalia:

voradtras:

writing-prompt-s:

One day, you’re walking along when you fall into a hole. You realize in horror that this is the Writing Prompts database. To escape, you have to live through every single prompt on this page.

this aint a prompt its a full-fledged horror story

I’d rather die tbh

Good news for you amigo you’ll die many times before you live out every prompt

I feel like this could be fun tho

Oh boy, you are in for a wild ride if we include all the submissions that are still in my inbox. Want to have sex with The Doctor in a room full of talking bananas that are trying to lunge at your ass?

Ok normally i like the prompts on this page but what the fuck is this

I have been protecting you amigos since the beginning of this blog

Do you have any idea what’s it like for me? I seriously fear my inbox

IT SPEAKS

I DO

“millenials killing cable”

damonwells:

mountainlane:

okay, so here’s the thing. i’ve got a student prime account and netflix. comes to about $15.91 a month. if i added the commercial-free version of hulu, it would come to $27.90 a month.

basic cable before internet is $64.99 a month. which includes commercials. and infomercials. about a quarter of all television is commercials. which is about $16.25 a month to have someone selling shit to you.

explain how it’s my and my generation’s fault that we’re not falling for the same scam our parents are.

Cable killing itself by not adapting to the market.

spookyghostiesandthings:

derpomatic:

glumshoe:

semoka:

glumshoe:

It’d really suck if I got ice or water-themed superpowers. I’d have to wear blue and white and gray instead of the reds and oranges I prefer.

wear the reds and oranges and pull an iceland/greenland on em

“I have cornered you in this aquarium, where your fire powers are useless!”

“Fire powers? Dude, I’m an ice hero. I freeze shit and manipulate water. Also, I love aquariums. Thanks for the free entry!”

“But… you’re dressed like Guy Fieri…?”

“Yeah haha. I have an autumnal complexion.”

Also, no superhero should have a name that gives away the power set.

Misdirection - “Get him, Lasereye!”
“Haha, my mirror will deflect your, wait, why are you made of stone now?”

They call him laser eye because he once blinded himself with a laser pointer and it was the funniest shit they’d ever seen

celticpyro:

daaamnafrica:

Sometimes I just ignore anon hate because theres a proverb I learnt in a Nigerian movie that said.
‘You cannot run naked after a mad man in the street after he has taken your clothes away from you because the public will not know who is the mad person between the two of you’

I feel like this proverb was based on firsthand experience.

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neurodivergent-crow:

panda-jacket:

megahra:

Disney Gentlemen + Different ways to say “I love you”

Don’t forget the award winning “I love you”

I’m Lee Shang

May 22 2018

mewzieberry:

me, who literally only graduated ten days ago: man I miss college

fakeawake:

Welcome to:

Pics that need to be true but they fucking aren’t collection

swanqueen edition

Oops this is true, my fault.

FMAB does breasts right.

mod2amaryllis:

nerdfighterwhatevernumbers:

today-only-happens-once:

theishvalanalchemist:

i-am-mother-universe:

theishvalanalchemist:

strawbebehmod:

theishvalanalchemist:

dylanyonah:

theishvalanalchemist:

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Their boobs move. Like…realistically move. As in, the way actual breasts would motion if a woman made that movement without an over the top exaggeration and the camera is framed in a way so that it’s clearly not supposed to be sexual the way most anime would stage it. The scenes in question are meant to be taken seriously so the animators and direction is take things seriously. Either it’s just a character walking down a hall or clapping her hands. 

If this were any other action/adventure anime, the camera angle would’ve been something like this for Winry’s introduction:

This is weird, but what I find so sexy about Riza is, well… How she isn’t sexualized. Like, she isn’t a pure sex object in nonstop sexy outfits. She’s a beautiful military woman, and she dresses appropriately for the role. Along with that she’s NEVER used as the ‘sexy distraction’ trope that women often are used for. She has a good role, she’s a fighter, but also has a kind heart for her friends.

That and more are reasons Riza is my favorite female anime character, and FMAB is my favorite anime.

Well said my friend.

I think there was only one instance of jiggle physics and that was with lust but that was when they were trying to make a joke about havoc having a thing for boobs and the joke was more about havoc than lust having big breasts.

“You fell into my booby trap” (proceeds to paralyze Havoc afterwards)

What I also love is that their boobs are in equal proportion to every other body part. Like, yeah, a character might have bigger boobs, but she also had a big waist/hips/legs/etc to go with it, so the largeness doesn’t feel fake. Plus, they never draw attention to the sexual stuff, and the only exception was the joke with Havoc. And it was posed in a way that made it feel like less of a raunchy boob joke and more of a joke on Havoc and how his attraction to boobs is what led him to be deceived, which doesn’t leave female viewers uncomfortable, or feeling like their body is constantly the butt of a joke, like some other animes do

That’s a good point that I didn’t realize. All of characters in the show have equally proportioned bodies. 

Ed’s muscles get larger as he gets older but never reaches John Cena level of jacked since he’s still under 6 feet tall. He’s always presented as ripped and not ‘bulky’ like Sig or Alex. 

Riza is about the same height as adult Ed, but they have different body styles thus the word for her would be toned. She’s still lean but her muscles and body shape are the same aren’t ‘compact’. 

Fmab follows the basic body designs for males and female characters and doesn’t exaggerate a specific feature to the point where it’s comedic. It makes it’s bed, and lies in it.  

Every time I see a girl in just about any other action/adventure (shonen) anime I just think:

“is your back okay? You need a doctor? Hey Thomas! Call Lucy a chiropractor!”

or better yet:

“Good Lord! Get this man a sandwich!”

The only real exception to the whole body proportion thing is ALEX LOUIS ARMSTRONG

But his ridiculously bulky muscles are used largely as a comedic element, in which the overly toned nature of his body is commented on as the “freak of nature” kind of idea and definitely not presented as if that’s some kind of expectation for anyone else in the show. 

#fma#whispers: its bc a woman made it

don’t fucking whisper it scream it from the rooftops: IT’S BC A WOMAN MADE IT.

DnD Apothecary Celebratory Giveaway

dnd-apothecary:

dnd-apothecary:

Since I have reached 250 followers, I thought it would be a great idea to do a giveaway!! 

There will be EIGHT total winners, in 3 tiers: 

Five bronze tier winners: 

  • One set of dice
  • One 2.0″ diameter bath bomb with a random d20 inside–  Choose from any of the dragons, forest camp, vampire, or beholder

Two silver tier winners: 

  • One 2.5″ diameter bath bomb with random d20s inside–  Choose from any of the dragons, forest camp, vampire, or beholder  
  • One small Health Potion scented candle with metal d20 inside 

One gold tier winner: 

  • Two 2.5″ bathbombs – Choose from any of the dragons, forest camp, vampire, or beholder
  • One large candle with a metal d20 inside  (winner’s choice from what’s available in my shop)
  • One Beholder notebook from @dungeonmastersconsortium ‘s store (lined or blank, winner’s choice)

Rules

  • You must be following the @dnd-apothecary New followers are welcome! 
  • Do not tag your reblog post as giveaway, it screws up the notes. 
  • Like = 1 entry, Reblog =1 entry. You may reblog as many times as you like, but don’t spam your followers.
  • The giveaway will end at 12:00 midnight CST July 31st, 2018
  • Winners will be chosen via a random generator
  • It is open to everyone – if a winner is outside of the US, please let me know and we will work something out.
  • You must have your messages open at the time that winners are announced so that I can message you
  • You must be comfortable giving me your address so I can ship things to you.

Not interested in testing your luck? 

Feel free to check out my Etsy shop 

Want a cool Beholder-themed item here, including mugs, notebooks, shirts, hoodies, lounge pants and shower curtains? Check out the DMC Shop 

To be clear– if a winner is not in the US – I will pay for shipping, I’m unsure of why I phrased it like that, and didn’t mean to confuse anyone!

I meant it more in a “this is open to everyone” way and not in a “non-US winners would be responsible for shipping” way.

Compassion

naamahdarling:

paperparamedic:

k-911:

lifeandtimesofdog:

sueanoi:

dxvetstudent:

theexoticvet:

I was being screamed at by a client at the front desk. I had refused to treat her dog’s diarrhea for free and for that grave transgression I was being cursed at and berated in front of my staff and other patrons. The list of foul things being hurled at me included phrases like “hope you burn in hell”, “you don’t give a shit about the animals”, and “you have no compassion”. For the dog’s sake I relented and told her I would give the antibiotics to her dog for free, but she must pay the office visit. More expletives. She left without getting anything or paying her bill.

The receptionist mouthed “I’m so sorry” at me as she was nodding her head while on the phone. “Line two is for you” she said and I picked it up. It was the owner of a dog I had spayed a few days ago. This man had refused pain medications or an E-collar for his dog because they were too expensive. I felt bad for the dog having to go without pain control so I gave him the medication for free and discounted the e-collar. He refused both “on principle”. Almost pleading I had asked him to please take both for the health of the dog. Refusal. Without an e-collar to prevent her from doing it and pain meds to keep her from being bothered by it the dog had chewed her incision open. On the phone with me now the owner was yelling at me that I had done a “shitty job” and “fucked up” his dog because her guts were hanging out. I told him to bring her in ASAP so I could take her to surgery and fix it. He asked if it would cost anything and I told him he would have to pay the surgery fee as well as anesthesia. He refused. “You don’t give a flying fuck if she dies! Have you no compassion you asshole?!” He never showed up.

Still reeling from the phone call and the other angry client I went into a room to see a woman’s chihuahua that had a dental cleaning a few weeks ago. At the time I had noticed a very rotten tooth that needed to be pulled. The fee for removing the tooth was more expensive than usual because it needed surgery and radiographs.  The owner did not want to spend the money. I asked her what price she would pay to have it done and she said a number. Knowing it must come out I told her I would do it for that price but the compromise would be no radiographs because it would for sure need the pain meds, antibiotics, and surgery so the x-rays were the only thing that weren’t 100% needed. She had to understand that without taking films I could not see if I had removed all of the tooth and there could be problems and she agreed. Sitting in the room now was the dog who had an abscess because part of the tooth root had been left behind. This was my fault because I am a “crack job” and just wanted her to come back in to make more money. I told her now I absolutely had to do radiographs to find the broken piece and when I wouldn’t do it for free was told that I “shouldn’t be a vet because you don’t give a shit about the animals”.  I offered to discount the surgery cost as well as give her more antibiotics for free but was told if it wasn’t all free she wouldn’t do it. I explained to her that she was not the only client that wanted free things and that if I did everything for free as was asked I would lose the practice around $1,000.00, and we had only made $1,800.00 that day. She told me she knew I was rich and just wanted more money. I thought about my ‘94 Honda Civic with no a/c and a broken side view mirror I drove to work, the 15 year old mattress I sleep on, and looked down at the dress pants I bought at a thrift store for $3.00 and just stared at her.

As I came back into the treatment area my tech told me there was another appointment in a room. I went in and saw a woman and her young son sitting on the bench holding a very still guinea pig. Doing a quick exam I found that the guinea pig had a very large abdomen. I asked her if I could do radiographs. She asked for the price and when I told her she began to cry and then said “ I understand it is important, but I can’t afford it. I’m sorry”. I stared at her for a moment, and then I told her I would do them for free. Radiographs showed that the guinea pig had severe ileus and what was likely a ruptured intestine. The best thing to do would be to put it to sleep. I told the owner and she started to cry again, he son started too. After it was done I got some paint out and made a paw print on some card stock for them. I wrapped the guinea pig in a colorful bandana and put it in a box and closed the lid. When I presented the paw print to her she cried and said it meant a lot to her that I took the time to do it. As she was leaving she turned back and said “may I give you a hug?” I said yes and we hugged and she cried on my shoulder. Heading to the door again she looked at me saying “Thank you. You have so much compassion and love for the animals, I can tell you really care about them and us and I appreciate it. We will be coming back with our other pets so you can see them.” With that she walked out. It is because of clients like that that I come to work.

All feels for all the reals.

some days are like this. i feel it first hand and i know most,if not all, vets have faced it too. (if not, then be prepared cuz your getting one in foreseeable future)


reblogging this very depressing post in my main blog, so the people from non-vet fields know, that is what we face all the time. please do not be that person.


we work our butts off for a dime. we take work home in our heads, thinking about how best to tackle today’s difficult patient tomorrow. rethinking about things that should be left at workplace


then a patient came in, we recognize problems, we formulate plans, internal clockwork ticking, we want to save this animal., we know we can.


then the owner says no. we cant go that route. our plan falls apart in front of our mind’s eye. we have to compromise. we have to sacrifice. we have to leave out something so the animal gets Something.


we can adapt things. use cheaper meds, use cheaper tools, make DIY things. we do that all the time, yet it was….not enough. still too expensive for the client. we are still jerks who use thier pets as ransom


do we forfeit diagnostics? that means we’re operating on guess work. how confident should we be without confirmation? we are humans, after all. we can make mistakes. and we know to the point of being painful what consequences of those mistakes would be if we guess wrong. we are scared. if we chose wrong then it is on us.


so do we forfeit something else? …. pain meds? then we’d be assholes who dont care about animal suffering now would we? what are we doing here? that is simply against our mindset…


…do we just… sacrifice our own interest then? may be discount or free services.

we do that…too often. the hospital is going to bankrupt and we would be out of job. if we dont own the place then the money is coming out of or own asses and we cant just do it for ALL of those suffering souls. we are human. we are not rich. we need to eat. we cant work and pay for the work we did. thats not how this should be. we cant have negative salary. we studied for years neclecting our self care to the point of self-destruction….for more self-destruction? we cant be matyrs.

save us.

I’ve worked for a vet office and people do this shit. They blame the doctor and staff because they can’t afford the care of their pet. Or they refused recommended treatment, but the pain their pet is in isn’t their fault so again they blame the vet. Shoveling their guilt onto an easy target. How much guilt can one person take? This is what compassion fatigue looks like and it kills.

Ask for quotes before you schedule a visit. Know that you’re getting a ballpark estimate. Ask to be kept aware of your total throughout a visit and ask what compromises can be made on recommendations and what they will mean. Listen when they tell you what refusing a procedure risks.

If you think doing all that makes you a pain in the ass client, don’t. We’d much rather know your financial limitations going in. Even when it was super inconvenient, I never hesitated to get a quote for anyone. We even had a book of common quotes.

Because you have financial limitations.

And so does your vet.

Get pet insurance of you can afford it. A few hundred dollars a year vs a several thousand dollar emergency surgery can make the difference for your dog. I feel so much better knowing when i walk into the vet for anything orher than a routine visit, money is not going to be a problem, and they are more willing to work on a solution if you are not an asshole and show that you genuinely care for your pet without becoming aggressive.

Make a vet fund if you can afford it; if you can set aside at least $1,000, that can alleviate some of the pain of serious unexpected bills. You can expect that you are not leaving an emergency clinic without spending at least $500. Apply for care credit. Have another special credit card saved for vet bills. But don’t try to emotionally abuse your vet. Your pet is not their problem. They have bills to pay, too.

I could go on all day with similar stories from my time working in a vet clinic. The vet i worked for was an older farm vet in one of the poorest counties in the state. She did not function of the top level standards of care in her practice, though it was not bad medicine, in order to keep costs lower so her clients would actually care for their animals. I saw her comp and discount so many procedures.

One of the reasons I decided against being a vet, other than the financial hell of vet school, is my increasingly shortening restraint over telling people to go fuck themselves when they try to be emotionally manipulative and try to make it the vet’s responsibility for their animals.

Owning an animal is not inexpensive. If you cannot face the reality of that, don’t get a pet. It’s okay to have a limit of how much you’re willing to spend, but 1. Be upfront with your vet about it and 2. At least have enough to cover euthanasia.

I knew people were garbage after I volunteered at an animal shelter for six years. Working for a vet just reinforced that most people shouldn’t own pets. The amount of neglect is astounding, as well as the sheer rudeness.

I’ll also add that pet insurance saved me thousands of dollars when my dog nearly went through the windshield of my car, as well as all of the diagnostics when we found out my he has hip dysplasia. And it will cover the cost of hip replacement surgery if he ever needs it. I won’t say it’s not expensive, but I’ve honestly gotten my money’s worth out of it and then some.

I make a point of telling every single person I deal with at the vet’s office either in person or on the phone that I am very grateful for everything they do, every time. I encourage everyone else to do the same.

It is so sad to read about people who are utterly ungrateful. I can’t even imagine being that awful and entitled.

All of you vet folks, I am so grateful for you and your kindness. It must be so difficult. I never ever want to be part of that difficulty.

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supremesapphic:

missdontcare-x:

kristen and léa are us

My last two brain cells ignoring all responsibilities in favor of lesbianism

DnD Apothecary Celebratory Giveaway

dungeonmastersconsortium:

dnd-apothecary:

Since I have reached 250 followers, I thought it would be a great idea to do a giveaway!! 

There will be EIGHT total winners, in 3 tiers: 

Five bronze tier winners: 

  • One set of dice
  • One 2.0″ diameter bath bomb with a random d20 inside–  Choose from any of the dragons, forest camp, vampire, or beholder

Two silver tier winners: 

  • One 2.5″ diameter bath bomb with random d20s inside–  Choose from any of the dragons, forest camp, vampire, or beholder  
  • One small Health Potion scented candle with metal d20 inside 

One gold tier winner: 

  • Two 2.5″ bathbombs – Choose from any of the dragons, forest camp, vampire, or beholder
  • One large candle with a metal d20 inside  (winner’s choice from what’s available in my shop)
  • One Beholder notebook from @dungeonmastersconsortium ‘s store (lined or blank, winner’s choice)

Rules

  • You must be following the @dnd-apothecary New followers are welcome! 
  • Do not tag your reblog post as giveaway, it screws up the notes. 
  • Like = 1 entry, Reblog =1 entry. You may reblog as many times as you like, but don’t spam your followers.
  • The giveaway will end at 12:00 midnight CST July 31st, 2018
  • Winners will be chosen via a random generator
  • It is open to everyone – if a winner is outside of the US, please let me know and we will work something out.
  • You must have your messages open at the time that winners are announced so that I can message you
  • You must be comfortable giving me your address so I can ship things to you.

Not interested in testing your luck? 

Feel free to check out my Etsy shop 

Want a cool Beholder-themed item here, including mugs, notebooks, shirts, hoodies, lounge pants and shower curtains? Check out the DMC Shop 

In case anyone is wondering, here’s what my notebook looks like:


May 21 2018

Check your spell before you wreck your spell

yourplayersaidwhat:

Context: I DM a homebrew D&D-based world for a group of my friends. One of the major plot points of the campaign is that the world’s magic is vanishing, and so spells can have unpredictable effects. Towards the beginning of the campaign, this resulted in one of my players ‘befriending’ a semi-sentient boat that was supposed to be a trap. The character (Eli) had the ‘find familiar’ spell, so I made the boat their familiar, but only sort of hinted at that fact.
Now, the entire party is aboard the boat-familiar, facing down a giant tentacle monster.

Jekka (our paladin): I saw a giant mass of tentacles down there, with some pilot fish swimming around them.

Eli: Ok, I’m going to cast Find Familiar and try to summon my familiar in the shape of a pilot fish.

Me, frantically double-checking the details of Find Familiar: Are you sure?

*I pull up the page and confirm that, indeed, if you have an active familiar they change shape to the new form*

Eli (OOC) : Yep! *rolls an 18*

Me: Ok, so you focus on the idea of a pilot fish as you cast, and you feel the magic activate successfully. I need everyone to roll dexterity… as the boat vanishes from beneath your party!

maskofanonymity:

classicdaisycalico:

jellyofthearts:

the most Fun john mulaney fact i’ve learned today is that he had the opportunity to audition for kevin from home alone but his parents said no. 

please take a moment to imagine 7 year old john mulaney as kevin mccallister

*dumps a bunch of toy cars at the bottom of the stairs* S C A T T E R

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