The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”
"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."
(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.
To celebrate reaching 2500 followers, I am going to do an unusual giveaway.
I will sculpt something for you.
The options are:
- Simple 4” figurine
- Action figure head
- Simple 1/4 scale bust
They can be of an one of your original characters, a beloved fandom character, or a random celebrity - your pick. I plan to spend 8-10 hours on your sculpt, so don’t expect a polished product - this is still in the “sketch” category.
- To enter, reblog this post and tell me what (figure, head, bust) and who. If it’s one of your own characters, please post or link a pic.
- You may reblog up to 5 times between now and august 1st.
- You have to be following me.
- If you are under 18, you need to clear it with your parents before you give me your address if you win.
Winners will be chosen 8/1/14.
Other important stuff:
Please note that if you choose a fandom or celebrity character, I reserve the right to mold and cast copies to sell in my shop.
I shouldn’t have to say this, but I feel like it’s important to put it out there - the sculpt is for you, and it does not come with any rights of reproduction or distribution. This means that you may not reproduce or sell copies of the sculpt, even if it is your original character.
=o Nearly missed this.
I want, if I win, a sculpt of Luna, from Dota2. If you’re not willing to make her plus her lion mount, I understand, but if you can make them both it’d be awesome. Just make sure to make her weapon and shield with her.
Beetles compromise 25% of all animal species. That means 1 in 4 animals is probably a beetle. Is it you? Is it your best friend? How can you be sure?
Ringo could be living in your backyard without you even knowing
I hAve beeN LAUgHING AT THiS FOR TEN MiNUTES
together at last
this should be the most reblogged post on tumblr before it dies
We need to reblog this so much that the post breaks
this is probably the only sex gif i will ever reblog, because for some reason i feel like it’s more than just sex. i don’t know if it’s how they’re actually looking at one another or the way they can’t get close enough. he’s actually looking at her like a person and not just a sex object.
but then again, it could be all in my head. i mean, this is how i would want it to be. but that’s just me.
This is a different gif every time I see it and I fucking love it
When I was a teenager, there was a cartoon that I loved and marked me forever. When I first saw two women together, I was surprised. It was something I had never seen… and I wanted it to be real. And it was.
Haruka and Michiru were the first lesbian couple I saw in my life (or the first I can remember). And since then, more than 15 years ago, they became my absolute favourite pairing of all times.
Now, when I see Korra and Asami on screen, I can’t help but to feel nostalgic. I can’t help but to pray that these two end up together. Why? Because I long for young girls, confused and isolated, to understand that it’s okay to feel those kind of feelings for other girls, for them to know they are not the only ones craving for the world to accept them, and to know that you’ll find that special person you’ll be willing to fight for… no matter what anyone else says.
THEY DELETED THE LILO & STITCH SANDWICH STACKER GAME FROM THE DISNEY WEBSITE
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
Let me tell to you a thing.
This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.
She was perfect.
But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.
I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.
A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”
They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.
This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”
I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”
Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.
So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.
THIS POST MAKES ME SO SAD, I JUST WANT TO HUG ALL THE KITTIES ;-;
I asked my 6 year old sister to name the Smash Bros characters confirmed so far…
Nobody gonna talk about our fan favorite
an the classic, beloved character that is
To donate £5 to the charity supporting the male victims of domestic abuse, text the message: MKDV46 to 70070
At first I though this was a joke
Don’t ignore this Tumblr
Yet they still do even when it’s right in their face.
This reminds me of how a friend of mine was abused by the mother of his child. She was mentally unstable and used to berate him constantly and would smack him in the head all the time. It really pissed me off. Then one night she threw hot coffee in his face and tried to stab him with a screwdriver. The cops hauled him off to jail because she made up a sob story that painted herself as the victim.
Once he left her, he stayed with me and it was a nightmare. She stalked him and me. She would drive by my house obsessively at all hours of the day and night (her muffler made a weird sound so I know it was her). She started showing up at my job, showing up at the places I frequented around town, and filling up my voicemail with dead air. The cops were no help.
One day she got bold enough to talk her way into my home by conning my elderly grandmother, whom I was taking care of, while I was out. She went in my room and went through my stuff (creepy), then found him napping on the couch and attacked him. My grandmother witnessed the whole thing. He grabbed her by the arms, forced her out the front door, and locked it. The cops were called again. They said they’d go and ‘talk’ to her.
The next day we were watching a movie and there was a knock at the door. The police had come to arrest him. She filed a complaint against him and shown off some bruises on her arms from the altercation that she swore were completely unprovoked. My grandmother saw the whole thing since she was in the living room too and testified on his behalf. He still ended up serving jail time.
No one takes male domestic violence victims seriously. They only see males as perpetrators.
Please, if you witness abuse, no matter WHO the recipient is, report it. If someone you know if being abused (not just physically - in any way) help them. Connect them to resources. Gender doesn’t matter in this case - no one deserves to be abused.
National Domestic Abuse Hotline
- Mod Dawes Sr.
I apologize that my other blog got deleted by someone who I thought was my friend, I will be reposting the giveaway post now for people who can’t find it on my own blog. No, this is not a whole new giveaway, this is the same one I had before. Any questions, Inbox me.
This is called the “Hoenn is confirmed” giveaway.
First place winner:
- Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire
- $250 to spend at the pokemon center after it opens
- Hoenn gym badge replicas
- A hoenn-confirmed t-shirt from redbubble, any size of your choice.
- 3 surprise shiny Pokemon from Hoenn that will be revealed after you win.
- A hoenn poster.
Second place winner:
- Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire
- $150 to spend at the pokemon center after it opens
- Hoenn gym badge replicas
- A hoenn-confirmed t-shirt from redbubble, size of your choice.
Third place winner:
- Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire
- $100 to spend at the pokemon center after it opens
- A hoenn confirmed t-shirt from redbubble, size of your choice.
- You must be following me because it’s a giveaway for my followers.
- Likes count.
- The more you reblog, the more entries you have.
- There will be 3 winners in this giveaway.
- Winners will be announced privately due to people getting harassed for winning giveaways.
- Strictly no inactive sideblogs or giveaway blogs.
- Be 16+ or have your parents permission to give your address.
- This giveaway is international.
- This giveaway ends September 20th. Extended deadline.