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catfromwonder:

wylie beckert 

Because genius.

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chibird:

A traditional little penguin to start off the new year! Print out the four penguin sayings to cut up and stick around your desk/room here!

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stuckinabucket:

It’s Pangolin Appreciation Day again!
That’s right, motherfuckers.  This is a thing now.
Pangolins are little mammals who can be anywhere from one to three feet long.  They look like this.

Those scales are made of keratin (see also, fingernails, hooves, antlers, horns, etc.), and they make up 20% of the pangolin’s body weight.  Baby pangolins’ scales are soft, but adults’ are hard and have sharp edges.  When they’re threatened, they roll up into a ball like so.

This usually results in some fairly irritated predators.

Pangolins don’t have any teeth.  Instead of teeth, they have completely ridiculous tongues, with which they slurp up insects once they find a colony.  They can stick those honking things out over a foot, and they’re anchored in their chests (giant anteaters’ tongues also have this adaptation; those suckers are anchored to their fucking sternums, guys).

They can secrete a skunk-like musk as a defense mechanism, but they can’t spray it.
They can swim!

They use their mammoth fuck-off foreclaws to rip open termite mounds and insect colonies inside trees.  Because they’re so huge and non-retractable, pangolins don’t walk on their front feet.  They balance and shuffle along on their hind legs, so they always look like Montgomery Burns when they’re on the go.

Tree pangolins can use those claws to rip open insect colonies while hanging from their fucking tails from a fucking tree.  Basically, they’re armor-plated ninjas who can’t be disarmed and might give you a savage long-distance licking into the bargain.  Behold!

That pangolin thinks you’re just there for her to hang off of.  
That pangolin is right.  You are also there for her to perch on.

In conclusion, pangolins are awesome.

I have a new favourite animal, I think.

stuckinabucket:

It’s Pangolin Appreciation Day again!

That’s right, motherfuckers.  This is a thing now.

Pangolins are little mammals who can be anywhere from one to three feet long.  They look like this.

image

Those scales are made of keratin (see also, fingernails, hooves, antlers, horns, etc.), and they make up 20% of the pangolin’s body weight.  Baby pangolins’ scales are soft, but adults’ are hard and have sharp edges.  When they’re threatened, they roll up into a ball like so.

image

This usually results in some fairly irritated predators.

image

Pangolins don’t have any teeth.  Instead of teeth, they have completely ridiculous tongues, with which they slurp up insects once they find a colony.  They can stick those honking things out over a foot, and they’re anchored in their chests (giant anteaters’ tongues also have this adaptation; those suckers are anchored to their fucking sternums, guys).

image

They can secrete a skunk-like musk as a defense mechanism, but they can’t spray it.

They can swim!

image

They use their mammoth fuck-off foreclaws to rip open termite mounds and insect colonies inside trees.  Because they’re so huge and non-retractable, pangolins don’t walk on their front feet.  They balance and shuffle along on their hind legs, so they always look like Montgomery Burns when they’re on the go.

image

Tree pangolins can use those claws to rip open insect colonies while hanging from their fucking tails from a fucking tree.  Basically, they’re armor-plated ninjas who can’t be disarmed and might give you a savage long-distance licking into the bargain.  Behold!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdzooglobal/6349367014/sizes/o/in/photostream/

That pangolin thinks you’re just there for her to hang off of.  

That pangolin is right.  You are also there for her to perch on.

image

In conclusion, pangolins are awesome.

I have a new favourite animal, I think.

(via 8bit--samurai)

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Happy first Umami! #umami

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I’m really looking forward to this movie, even though I’m quite certain it won’t come anywhere near the charm of my childhood favourite Snow Queen movie. But I guess that’s nostalgia speaking…

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Reblogging in case your morning has not been going great so far. Have a kitten. You’re welcome!

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spectacularlyignorant:

visual masterpieces: national theatre's frankenstein

I’m in a Christmas mood, tumtudumtudum nanananaaa!

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Court takes couple’s children because father is transgender

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asteriskseverywhere:

queerlynotcomplacent:

feminainvicta:

Fuck.

this is literally my worst nightmare. This is why I’m terrified to become a parent. This is why, despite others telling my not to work so a damn hard, I tried and tried and tried for the whole past year to repair my relationship with my partner’s mother and stepfather. They finally disowned us only about ten days ago, and I’m SCARED. I was attributing it to my anxiety disorder, but now that I read this article, I know that my fear is valid. This is happening right now - and it could happen to any of my beautiful trans siblings.

See, this is why marriage equality isn’t the most important issue. This is why we’ve been shouting and stomping our feet and never. shutting. up. It’s because children are being stripped of their parents for no other reason than THEIR PARENTS ARE HATEFUL BIGOTS.

Daniel and Cindy are young parents whose world has been turned upside down because Daniel is transgender. He transitioned over a decade ago when he was 19, and few people know that he is transgender. When Daniel and Cindy decided to have children, they told Cindy’s parents that Daniel is transgender because they were conceiving in vitro with donated sperm.

And, I suppose, they must also have trusted that her parents would continue to accept their son-in-law.

This was a mistake.

Cindy gave birth to healthy twins 2 ½ years ago, and Daniel and Cindy and the twins have been very happy – except for one problem.

Cindy’s parents make rude comments about Daniel being transgender, and they do it in front of the twins.

Requests for them to stop are met with mirth.

Daniel and Cindy put up with this behavior for a long while, but as the twins are getting older, they worry that the negative comments are harmful, and they don’t want to be forced to try and explain concepts to their young children that are beyond their ability or need to understand – in vitro, transgender.

Daniel and Cindy made the difficult decision that the grandparents are no longer welcome in their lives.

The grandparents got angry and sued for custody of the children.

The twins have two loving parents.

Child Protective Services have never been called; there have been no police reports of abuse; neither parent has a criminal record.

Last week, a court removed the twins from their home and gave custody to the grandparents.

The reason?

Their father is transgender.

Daniel and Cindy are working with a lawyer to try and get their children back.

Will they get them back? Who knows? What we do know that the children have pulled out of their home and are living with two people who demean and ridicule their father.

Names have been changed, as the story hasn’t hit the news yet - offering the family privacy until they choose to take it public. more at the link above.

Hey, all you folks, you 29,330+ who have reblogged our transawareness post - this is important.

This is why organizations like GLAAD and FCKH8 and HRC are so damaging. Because when they mock, misgender, ignore, insult, and silence us, this is the result. A loving, happy family that’s been ripped apart.

You want to do more than just reblog awareness posts? Stop supporting those businesses (YES, FCKH8 IS A BUSINESS) and organizations that try to shut us out and shut us down.

This is the most terrifying and dehumanizing thing I can imagine, oh my god….

That’s just so, so sad. And terrifying. And WRONG. Jezus.

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creepus:

Anonymous asked you:

Hey, is it okay if you like do a tutorial on trees and shrubs? PS: I looooooove your art and tutorial they are just soooooo wonderful, inspiratonal, amazing.

aww thank you so much!! ;v; haha well I don’t know a lot of trees so here’s two I actually know lmao, oak tree and pine tree I will go study more tree names when I have the time ohgosh _(:3 7 hope it helps!

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