if we can only have one

“Ma'am, we don’t condone abuse, we rescue these animals to rehabilitate them.”

Look at this picture. Look at how collapsed this orca’s fin is. This does not happen in the wild AT ALL. There was only ONE or orca without a collapsed fin, and it was a baby (who was born in captivity, might I add). Look at this and try to condone what you are doing.

These animals were not made to be used for our entertainment. The fact that they are even docile and trained should sicken you; is there anything in this world that humans have not tampered with? Keeping these beautiful creatures in a tiny pool so we can ‘ooh’ and 'ah’ at them is disgusting. There were even children who asked their parents why the orca’s fin was bent.

The fact that they wouldn’t answer me when I asked why their dorsal fins were collapsed just shows me that they have no honesty. Don’t pretend that it happens anywhere else than in captivity.

Another thing I observed is that almost all of the orcas have visible scarring.

When I went around to look at the orcas after the show, they were all floating at the top of the pool, rather than swimming (not making one of the 1,400 laps they need to achieve the regular amount of swimming that they do in the wild). I nearly cried watching them. They are visibly depressed.

Don’t you DARE pretend that you give a flying fuck about animals when you sell meat products, abuse these animals, and keep them in captivity.

Fuck you, SeaWorld.

anonymous asked:

Top 10 favorite Louis gifs GO!!! (I need something happy on my dash)

Aw, I know what you mean love. 

Okay, It’s gonna be hard to keep this to only ten, but here we go!

1. petting his hair and then getting all cute and coy:

2. this dance!!!!!!:

3. Have you ever seen anything more adorable??:

4. THis happy little wiggly dance:

5. Master of sass:

6. THISSSSSSSS:

7. I can’t he’s just too cute:

8. His little mincing walk:

9. rubbing his lil tummy:

10. And one of my all time favorites:

I’m overwhelmed

anonymous asked:

ok no offense but y'all are so deluded. louis has been making bitchy comments for a while and if that's public for literally billions of people to see i can only imagine what's going on behind closed doors. louis is a little firecracker and sometimes it's adorable and sometimes it causes shit. i'm not saying zayn handled the situation right but you gotta give him credit for staying quiet when louis threw that tantrum a month ago. please. zayn stood up for himself and you guys are demonizing him.

We are not demonizing him? I for one I’m not.

I just think its so fucked up to have someone who you considered your brother, your partner in crime, someone who you obviously had a deep connection with tell you to just fuck off from their life. We don’t know what kind of fall out they had but Louis made sure to not drag Zayn into this. The problem in this situation is Naughty Boy, someone who has been gloating and making comments since September of last year I believe, he has been the one making Zayn out to be like he is a prize that he won.

Louis is obviously hurt by this situation and he is not going to be quiet. Whatever promises NB made to Zayn led to Zayn leaving the band. There is no doubt in my mind that NB had an influence on his leave. It really sucks that it had to come to this because I for one was going to support Zayn and his projects but as long as he is associated with Naughty Boy, I will not.

The great difference between joy and fear is simple: Joy can take place in all three ‘time zones’—past, present, and future.

Whereas fear is only of what might happen to us in the future.

We cannot be afraid of the past. If we are afraid of something in the present it is really because of what we fear is going to happen in the next moment, hour, year, etcetera.

On the other hand, one can have a joyful memory, a joyful now, and the joy that comes from expecting something great in the future.

Put another way, fear can only live in the abstract. Joy lives in both in the abstract and the concrete.

—  Jonathan Carroll
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marco via FB : guys,
we still have important games in the league, but the cup final will be the highlight.
And it can be for you. On www.mrxi.de there is the possibility that a winner wins 2 tickets for the final.
What do you have to do for it? Just turn up on the side and you register in the contest.
Oh yes only to the finals, there is my “monkey collection” and a special thanks for the ones who also signed! Good luck! Yours Marco

Theme Week: Early Anarchism

Marx was not the only radical thinker of his time; it would be a severe mistake to discount the other revolutionary figures of the 19th (and in one case, 18th) century.  And during the period of the First International (from 1864-1876) anarchists and communists worked together under one banner.  

There is a misconception about anarchism, that it is just a descriptor meaning ‘anti-government’, that it does not have a politics of its own and can be applied to any other kind of ideology.  While we have answered a question regarding anarcho-capitalism, it should be noted that essentially up to the Second World War Anarchism was absolutely a Leftist ideology, opposed to all forms of hierarchy from the family to the aristocracy, from the town hall to the work hall. Anarchism in the 19th century included early feminists, anti-imperialists, and all kinds of migrants.  This week we will be discussing primarily the foundational anarchists, and the topics of the week will include (subject to expansion):

Emma Goldman’s Opposition to Marriage
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s view of property
Jean Jacque Rousseau’s Anti-liberalism

(and more)

Otp-ideas

-I was reaching for a book on the high shelf in the library, and instead knock the entire row through into the next aisle and right onto your head.

-I just got new glasses/or my eyes dilated and when I got to the parking lot, I jumped in the passenger seat of your car and buckled before I realized you weren’t the person I had come with and I was in a completely different vehicle.

-We ended up being the only two in a room during a lock-down drill and now we’re talking and hey you’re kinda cute, can I have your number?

-The barista accidentally mixed up out orders and now I’m embarrassed as we switch back because I’ve already started chewing on your straw. 

-We are stuck at the same airline terminal because of cancellations due to the weather. It’s going to be at least one overnight stay so you turn to me with snacks and a deck of cards to pass time

-I glanced over at your phone screen and, hey! You’re the username that’s kicking my butt in Word Crack!

-We meet in the principal’s office. You’re here for some great student award and I’m here for punching someone in the jaw. Wanna be friends?

-Your standing on the sidewalk when I pull to a stop at a red light while cussing and screaming at a dumb driver, only to look over and see you’re staring because I forgot my window was down. I almost die from embarrassment when I come face to face with you at the grocery store the next day.

-We’re the only two in the theater for this really crappy movie. Wanna go make out in the back?

Cherish These Episodes Before It All Ends....((Rant))

I hope you guys do know that tmnt 2012 will never be that angst, heartbreaking, dark, drama stuff you guys are always wanting, Nick can only go so far with this show, I honestly think its dark enough, it doesnt need to get darker. There doesnt always have to be drama, dark, angst, and heartbreak in a show to be good. Just saying, im kinda over the whole “Dark raph wasnt even long” or “OMG what a rip, thanks a lot nick.” Dont start, dont you even, we all should of known that this dark Raph wasnt gonna last more then one episode. I know theres always negativity, theres always hate, but my god, stop sounding like your whiny four year olds ((And this is not to all of you)) Nick tries their best, the writers work their hardest to make this series good, and shit, it is good, its the best cartoon I’ve ever seen since….well hanna montana came along and screwed up TV forever…

The nick series goes darks as possible, but they do have limits, sadly, if you really want someone to blame, blame the people who put censors on cartoons, not the writers, not ciro, not nick, not the animators, the people who censors the cartoons before they are made. 

Just so done with the whining, every episode, EVERY episode. Im seriously surprised that i havent seen nasty comments on the muckman episode, but soon i will, soon enough. I’d rather appericiate what im given then want more, we all should be that way cause this series can end just like the 80s series did, just like the 03 series did, but worse….the nick series can end like teen titan go… ((For me that show is an abomination, i only watch it a few times due to greg cipes, no hate to those who love the show))

Just picture it…our great characters…ruined….and they become so dumb…they cant even function on their own….

So again…I say love what we have, dont take it for granted, and cherish every episode, before it all ends….

anonymous asked:

Ok but Rosesprite looking longingly at Kanaya when she thinks no one's looking. She misses her dearly and wished she hadn't been so fucked up, but her Kanaya is gone, it's too late, and all she can do is try to keep herself in the subordinate role. Rosesprite later asking Rose if she ever told Kanaya she loves her.

haha honestly i think rosesprite seems pretty at ease with her subordinate role, or at least understanding of not being the “main” rose anymore. i guess we’ll still have to see how she feels about what happened in her timeline, seeing as right now the only insight we have is, “It’s nice to be back, after such a spectacular sequence of tragic events.” and i can imagine she’ll at least be relieved to see this version of kanaya is alive

however, i do think itd be hilarious if rosesprite’s second prototyping ends up making either roserosesprite (double rose combo!!!) or kanrosesprite, which would be super funny and also probably break my heart hahaha

anonymous asked:

Okay, what I don't get, is that if Louis were to tweet something really out of character, we'd all assume it wasn't actually him tweeting. But, when Zayn does it, it's definitely him...??

This is a difficult ask to respond to but I’m going to do my best.

The first thing I’ll say is just to clarify that I’m not saying this was 100% Zayn. I suspect it was because the motives and wordings are not consistent with a preplanned stunt. But I think we have to be careful here for a couple reasons. One is that we can’t give Zayn a cop-out. If he tweeted that tweet we shouldn’t be giving him the easy way out.

the tweet from Zayn’s account was inappropriate and uncalled for no matter what, but was it really completely inconsistent with his behaviour? Naughty Boy has been consistently rude to the fans and has had previous altercations with Louis publicly and Zayn stayed silent. Not only that, but despite naughty boy continuing his inappropriate behaviour, Zayn continued, and continues, to align himself with him. He even retweeted the tweet that clearly offended Louis, and may well have been a “response” to Liam. In general he has been more distant, and there’s been reason to believe there could be some degree of bad blood.

I mean we can argue that Zayn remains closely policed and controlled but honestly I haven’t seen a lot of evidence for that lately. I think that’s really different than th way Louis was clearly controlled when he tweeted tweets that were extremely opposite to the way he acted in live interviews.

Everything is about context, and I do believe the context of these situations is very different.

Beauty is not long hair, skinny legs, tanned skin or perfect teeth. Believe me. Beauty is the face that cried and now smiles, beauty is the scar on your knee since you fell when you were a kid, beauty is the circles when love doesn’t let you sleep, beauty is the expression on the face when the alarm rings in the morning, it’s the melted makeup when you have a shower, it’s the laughter when you make a joke you’re the only one who can understand, beauty is meeting his gaze and stopping understanding, beauty is your gaze when you see him, it’s when you cry for all your paranoias, beauty is the lines marked by time. Beauty is what we feel in the inside which also shows outside us. Beauty is the marks that life leaves on us, all the kicks and the caresses the memories leave us. Beauty is letting yourself live.
—  Emma Watson
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Wednesday Wish. Can we PLEASE have the Da Vinci’s Demons season 3 trailer, seen seen 6 months ago at NYCC?! 6 MONTHS AGO!

Surely it’s time for the unimportant Da Vinci’s Demons fans like me, who couldn’t afford to go to NYCC or Comic Con Portugal, to see the season 3 trailer? Just the trailer. Keep the broadcast date a secret if you must. 

We’ve been patient and hugely supportive all this time. Give us something back - there’s only tumbleweed right now - just a trailer. One already seen at NYCC and Comic Con Portugal. 

For seasons 1 & 2, ALL fans got to see the new season trailers after NYCC fans. Yet nothing for season 3… Being excluded has been the hardest part.

Some Thoughts About Photography. Volume 80.
Confusion.


Hi all. Special greetings to June, of course. I love my dashboard too, so much that I hardly follow it in the moment.

First I have to say, I understand this thing with the adverts in a way. I don’t know exactly how much yahoo paid for tumblr, but it was surely a ridiculous amount of money for a company which produces nothing. And now they try to get a bit of their money back. Maybe one day, and this could be the only alternative I see, they offer and ad-free tumblr we have to pay for, but who will stay then?

I can see some advertising for Game of Thrones on sky. Which I don’t have. A spoiler for me, because I started to read the books -.- and in my GoT world the dragons are babies and supercute. I’m only in volume 2 on page 184. Joffrey is still king, but because of various decisions already slightly unpopular.

Maybe it’s personalised advertising like Zuckerberg does. I talked to two people on tumblr about Game of Thrones and this is possibly the result. 

I’m able to ignore the adverts. What is more important and really not so nice is, that the product itself doesn’t get better.

I have my blog for over 3 years. The communication system is still a mess. Meanwhile, I use the iOS apps often, it’s not possible to visit the blog from somebody who has written a text message. For me that was always a nice possibility to visit blogs from people I have more contact to. Following the dashboard is not always possible. On the computer this feature works. Why not on the app? The text formatting on the apps doesn’t work properly, which is extremely annoying. It doesn’t work when you formatted the text on the app and the reblogged picture was stored in the drafts.

People seem to get no feedback from tumblr when they submit something. I don’t know exactly, but this seems to be obvious, because many guys submit the same picture twice. So I think there is no response.

Could all be fixed, I think. Even without bigger difficulties for a programmer. In exchange I will even overlook the nikewoman for a while.

Cheers and a good week. Next time I will surely have some photo stuff again.

Hubertus

Random Sentence mem
  • Feel free to send one or add more if you want! :3
  • "Payback is a motherfucker ain't it?"
  • "It's hard to reassemble those broken memories isn't?"
  • "It's like only seeing gnashing teeth and grinning tongues."
  • "It's not like they have seen the best of us yet."
  • "Honestly if you love, you would let me go."
  • "Sometimes words are like knifes and can leave scars."
  • "I won't give up without a fight."
  • "I can't be the only one who has the fear of falling apart."
  • "Let's kill the night together,shall we?"
  • "Are you ready? If so let's go."
  • "Are you with me?"
  • "It's go time."
  • "I would leave it all for you."
  • "Give me one good reason why I shouldn't change who I am."
  • "Maybe one day we could be immortals."
  • "I felt the pressure, it's difficult now a days."
  • "Don't start thinking that we are something that we aren't."
  • "I should have known."
  • "This isn't love, it isn't even close."
  • "You/I want to be more than just friends."
  • "They never saw us coming, till they hit the floor."
  • "Look at you/us, all dressed up for a hit and run."
  • "They don't know our faces but they will not forget our names."
  • "I was waiting in the get away car."
  • "History will hate us but they won't forget our names for sure."
  • "Your heart has drifted off like the land split by the sea."
  • "I'll run to you if I can."
  • "You should heed the warnings, it's for the best."
  • "Please pay no attention to the terrifying screams."
  • "You can only hide for so long."
  • "You may find that there is evil that waits inside us all."
  • "There's a stranger in us all."
  • "Stay calm."

So I’m rewatching “Streets of Fire” to see where we were one season ago, to see if things really looked that bad from our perspective then. (I didn’t watch it live, btw, so I have no recollection of how the fandom was then.) 

First of all, yeah, everything was going to hell that episode.

Second, Olicity.

OLICITY.

I noticed this time around that when Oliver carries her after the car wreck, he gives his bow to Diggle and carries her around for a while. Not only that, but she eventually does wake up at some point and eventually tells him, “I can walk now.”

Felicity woke up from a car wreck to being carried by Oliver and was possibly awake and carried by him until she was sure she could walk.

You’re welcome.

We Stubborn Humans

We fight and we fight against the will of God, when all he wants is our conformity. We’re indignant about our right to indulge in lust and debauchery, partaking in sexual perversion because it “feels good”… but God calls us to chastity. We want to redefine marriage, and in fact already have with the acceptance of divorce as “just the way it goes sometimes”, but God declared marriage as a sacred union between one man and one woman, broken only by death. We jump on the bandwagon and declare that a woman should be able to kill her child because it’s “her body, her choice”… except that the baby is a separate life form, and God’s command is to protect and cherish all life. When we make choices like this, we do nothing but move farther away from God.

The good news is, we can change. In fact, having a relationship with God calls us to change. If we intend to be a Christian in the fullest sense of the word, which is to be a follower of Christ, we must conform our lives to his will. To love Jesus means to WANT to do this. We must let go of the beliefs and shortcomings holding us back, and lay them at the feet of Jesus.

If you can conquer your sadness you overcome anything that comes your way it’s your strength that keeps you going. The tunnel will always get dark at your lowest moments but you’re the only one who can open it, meaning we all have to keep going, to try our best and to knock the wall down to let the light and happiness back in. Just keep going.
—  Advice I gave to myself, a reminder to keep every single day for the rest of my life.
1. I’m always sad, even when I’m happy. I could be laughing but you have no idea what is really going through my head. I’m thinking that I’d rather be dead.
2. He makes me feel safe and I’ve never had that before. Silences have become comfortable and he understands. I can feel him when we aren’t together. It’s the strangest thing.
3. Being alone is what I’m used to. Go ahead. Walk away. I’m not going to chase after someone who only cares about their own broken pieces. I’m broken too.
4. I promise I won’t leave your side. You’re the one for me. I can’t imagine life without you. I hope forever exists for us.
5. Let’s kiss. Let’s forget that there is so much against us. I’ll stop caring if you do. Stop being afraid of this. You told me you wanted this more than I did. Prove it.
6. We might have had forever but I grew so tired of the late nights and the yelling. I was so tired of the bloody lips and the constant search for happiness. I was clinging on for both of us, but nothing I did was ever enough. Sometimes I wish I was enough and sometimes I wish I could hate you.
7. I love you.
—  7 things I said to the wrong person // j.c.
“A Responsibility To Take This Stand”

by Zack Zarrillo

Matt Medina, owner of Animal Style Records, writing in response to the No Good News situation

There’s a real problem in our community and instead of getting better, it’s only getting worse. I don’t want to sit on the sidelines and keep my silence. We need to make a stand that misogyny and sexual misconduct will not be tolerated. This is a community that is capable and built on helping out one another and joining together. However, at it’s present state this is a community that I’m not thrilled to be involved with.

We can shout out from the rooftops, we can take to the internet, and we can scream for justice but you have the power the vote with your wallet. This is an opportunity for our voices to be heard. We have the choice to not support these groups and individuals who are associated with deplorable actions.

This community needs to be a safe-place and where we can accept everyone from all walks of life; regardless of gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. I’ve seen what we can do when we join together and help lift each other up. We’re all in this together and have a responsibility to take this stand. Please, don’t support anyone who tells you otherwise.

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Talking Through My Mistake

Update on my New-Found SUPER Queerness

So I had to go to the front and help with cashiering and whatnot and just as I was leaving, I saw Her waiting in the self-checkout line. My heart totally did NOT take a six foot jump as I said “Oh, I can take you over here!” She kinda looked at me like, “are you sure???” and I was all, “Yeah, it’ll only take a minute.”

We talked a bit about nothing and how we have, like, zero credit blah blah, normal conversation. Then it was over. Just a moment in a life of many, many moments and maybe I’ll actually remember this one. Her name is beautiful as well, but I won’t post that publicly. You understand, right?

And that’s my update. I have now confirmed I am bi/panromantic because that was probably the most interaction we’ve had! Well, aside from when She tried showing me the emergency release switch on one of the…those machine-thingies that go up and down and move heavy things off high shelves. Yeah, that.