also look at this ~quality~ starter

listen up guys this one is important!!

ok so with the knew “it” movie out, i think its important to dispel some media perpetrated clown myths and explain how to properly handle clown husbandry and diet.  the media really likes to portray clowns as threatening and cruel which is not true! clowns can be excellent companions  if you treat them right!  they’re difficult to care for but when you watch them romping around, beeping noses and making balloon animals freely, you’ll understand why the clown keeping hobby is so popular

FIRST OF ALL: 

 clowns do NOT live in sewers and they will not live long at all in those stupid clown starter kits, ive seen a lot of posts about those already but it can always be reminded.  clowns need lots of space to play!  exact measurement depends on what kind of clown(s)  you are looking to keep, but all of them need more than these stupid things.  EVEN JESTERS (which ill get back to later)  NEED the space of a full tent, this is even more important if you have yourself  a Bunch of clowns.  Clowns often do a lot better in Bunches than alone.

FEEDING YOUR CLOWN:

 clowns dont eat children!!!!! clowns eat a variety of foods including corn dogs, candy floss, candy apples, pop corn and hot dogs.  some recent breeds also enjoy pizza and hamburgers.  nearly all clowns love to eat treats like deep fried oreos and mac n cheese balls but its very important to limit those as TREATS.  its unhealthy to feed your clown only treats!  not only can their coat and markings fade, but they’ll often feel ill and wont play, clown, hula hoop or even blow a regular balloon (let alone bend balloon animals).  they can also develop behavioral problems if not fed the right diet.  IT IS WIDELY POPULARIZED that pellets are a complete diet and thats absolutely not true.  pellets do not offer the full spectrum of nutrients that clowns require and the boring texture makes them sad :(.  for proper care, ensure your clown gets a good variety of fresh foods! buying your own candy floss machine is an excellent idea if youre planning to stay in the hobby.

IF YOUR CLOWN WONT EAT: 

first of all know that there is probably an underlying issue with husbandry (especially with circus clowns but we’ll get to that later) heating, enrichment or socialization.  do they have enough space?  is the sediment in their arena clean?  do they have an array of toys, juggling items and balls?  do they need to go to the Honk Park to meet some friends?  those are issues you need to review to permanently resolve the issue, but some clowns really are just picky, if you need to get a clown to eat, a really solid method is to pretend the food item is an airplane! if that doesn’t work try a land vehicle like a  car or train that might be more recognizable.  its most important you figure out whats causing the issue in the first place above all else.

WHERE SHOULD I GET A CLOWN FROM?

 clowns can be bought from breeders, clown stores, clown shelters, or clown rescues and each have different aspects that need to be considered.  

clown stores sell clowns, but often those clowns come from clown mills which dont offer any enrichment, proper footwear, cars, party supplies or feed for them. most agree that clown stores are not a good place to get yourself a clown, the fact they have been mistreated can also often affect how they interact, such as a fear of humans or children. it may be tempting to buy that sad looking boingo, but know that by doing so you are supporting that industry even if your heart is in the right place.

if buying a clown from a breeder you can fully ensure that clown comes from a good line that carries the qualities you need (good with children, expert in impressions etc.)  you can also find very interesting purebreds of rarer species like mimes!  this is often a good choice for your first clown.

a clown shelter is also a good place to get a starter clown, although you cant often find the clowns lineage or pedigree, it can often be assumed from their markings what sort of a clown they are, a lot of people like shelter clowns because its getting a clown off the street and into a nice warm tent with proper enrichment so they can lead a fuller happier life.  in a clown sanctuary you can also observe clown behaviors to see which fits your home best.  just know if you go to get one, you’ll probably leave with three, they like being in family groupings and theyre just so cute!!

clown rescues are an important business to support, but its important to know rescue clowns often have behavioral issues that can make them more difficult to care for.  some clowns after being tormented by children do not like them and may act aggressively.  some rodeo clowns may have an appetite for destruction.  some clowns may have been picked on and dont like staying in Bunches with other clowns, some may have irrational fears of natural clowning behaviors like playing in tiny cars, balloons popping and of course pies.  most rescue clowns are afraid of pies.  just because its funny doesnt mean its good for the clown.  if youre thinking about adopting a rescue clown, make sure you’re prepared for the special rehabilitation they need.

WHATS A GOOD STARTER CLOWN: 

 there is no real true “starter clown”  all clowns require detailed care.  some clowns are more forgiving though.  Some common clowns you should know about (and probably already know some about) include

circus clowns:  everybody knows a circus clown when they see them, theyre robust, entertaining and very skillful, theyre one of the only clowns which can properly use a party cannon! (note, no other clown should be offered use of a party cannon.  circus clowns have special shock absorbers that allow them to safely use them, other clowns do not and can become seriously injured.) due to this, and their recognizable markings, many breeders recommend these as starter clowns.  THIS IS VERY FOOLISH.  circus clowns are very picky about  husbandry and can even go off feed if they arent given the proper requirements!  they NEED at least two other clowns to properly thrive as well as a large arena to romp in, a small car is also highly recommended.  they often go through a bale of candy floss a day!!!

jesters: the common misconception about jesters is that they only need a very small space (clown starter kit ugh) to thrive.  this is absolutely a lie.  in the wild jesters DO sometimes take refuge in small places during the night, but during the day they are provided an entire courtyard to play in.  clown shops often perpetuate this myth so they can sell you cheaper more breakable clown supplies as well as decreasing the lifespan of your jester so you’ll need to get a new one.  it is true jesters take comfort in small private spaces, but that means its important to provide them with hides amidst their enclosure, when cared for properly they are an extremely beautiful species and Bunches of them often perform gentle acrobatics.  be cautious though!  theyre feisty, they love physical humor and will not hesitate to throw objects at handlers, maybe not a good choice for small children.

lastly, party clowns:  these little guys are probably the closest thing to a starter clown you can get.  they arent very picky with food, their needs for space arent too enormous, they only require a medium or small tent (unless you have a Bunch) and they can be kept alone! solo party clowns often bond very closely with their families!  but the more the merrier!  theyre often very mild mannered and gentle with children.  it is important to allow them time to recuperate so they need about 12 hours of sleep on average.  they come in a variety of different styles and as long as they’re provided with proper footwear they are usually quite long lived.

hopefully that helped clear up the mystery of clown keeping! remember to do your research and take care of your clown!  if you can no longer take care of your clown or your Bunch, please contact a local shelter so that they can find a new home!  clowns do well moving on to new places!  take care everybody happy clowning!

1402wisegirl  asked:

Dramiones, "People are staring at us." {plz plz make it a wee bit fluffy?}

“People are staring at us,” Draco hissed. 

Hermione chuckled and shook her head. “No one is paying us any attention, I assure you.” 

“I look ridiculous.” 

“You look just like everyone else.”

“My point exactly.” Draco tugged at the collar of his t-shirt. “Don’t muggles make better quality clothes than this?”

“It’s one hundred percent cotton, Draco. What would you prefer, silk?”

“For starters. I’d also prefer to have the bottom half of my legs covered.” He swatted at his ankle as he walked, trying to scratch an itch caused by the grass they were making their way through. 

Hermione knew he’d be especially obstinate about the shorts, but as it was the height of summer and they were going to an amusement park, she figured he’d be thankful for them in the end. “They’re called shorts and you’ll get used to them.”

“And why do I have to wear trainers when I’m not training? This is absolutely-”

“Oh look! Here come Ginny and Harry.” 

And sure enough Draco looked up to spot Potter and Weasley heading their way, also dressed in casual muggle attire. Though they looked much more at ease with themselves than he felt. 

“Hey guys,” Harry greeted, not blinking twice at Draco. Ginny, however, was having a hard time keeping her giggling at bay. 

“I told you I looked ridiculous,” Draco spat, turning to leave. 

“No,” Ginny protested. “Come back, I’m sorry. It’s only because I know you, because I know what you normally look like.” 

“Yeah,” Hermione added, grabbing him by the hand. “It’s like…” She looked to Harry. “Harry, take off your glasses.” Harry did as instructed and Hermione gestured to him. “See, he looks bonkers with out them.” 

“Gee, thanks Hermione.” 

“But it’s only because we’re used to seeing him with them,” Ginny finished. 

Harry put his glasses back on and sighed. “You look fine, mate. Besides, once we get on one of those rides you won’t even remember what you’re wearing.” 

Draco took a resigning breath and walked passed the girls. “Just… keep talking about the rides.” He and Harry began walking and Hermione and Ginny linked arms behind them. “You said it’s a real adrenaline rush, right?”

“Boy,” Ginny muttered, “who new Malfoy was so petty and vain?”

“Me. I did.” Hermione said, and they both laughed. 

「Kalafina “9+ONE”」 Special Video ②

This time the girls give us some more insight on all the venues they have visited on their tour so far (Osaka => Toyama).
This video is so precious, I could watch them interact like this forever <3 Bts footage is the best footage! Also, I am such a huge fan of Keiko’s Music Theater hairstyle!

Gonna be home in a bit and then I can provide a video for all of you :-) (there will be a water mark though)

For starters, here’s a low-quality version. Enjoy!
Update: Higher quality can be found here!!


Kalafina Wallet

On a side note, the Kalafina Wallets which are part of the Kalafina Premium Series finally got shipped out. They look like this in real life. The inside is lovely but I am not a huge fan of the leather design.

Available does not mean Interested

This has been bothering me for a very long time, and it’s something that I find a lot of people in my life (both online and in person) have issues with.

For starters, just because someone is available, or even single, does not automatically mean they are interested in you. Individuals have their own personalities, their own interests and tastes and life experiences and qualities that they are looking for. Just because they are available does not mean that they are interested in you.

Also, just because someone is available it doesn’t automatically mean that they are “on the prowl” per say. Some people are available but are not spending their energy looking, and this is perfectly okay. Just because one is available to date doesn’t mean that they have to be dating.

It is okay to be single and not looking for a partner, as it is okay to be in a polyamorous relationship, or any of the non-monogamous relationship styles, and not actively looking for an extra partner or partners.

The beauty in life is to live as you see best - that is as long as everything is honest and consent without purposely trying to hurt others.

Open Starter: Stella

A lovely young noblewoman waves you down, smiling prettily. Her carefully-styled, pale blonde hair as a bit mussed, but her makeup seems to have been recently reapplied. Her clothes are cut in the latest fashions, and clearly tailored to fit her perfectly. They are made of high-quality fabrics, silks and velvets.

They are also spattered with copious amounts of blood.

“Excuse me,” she calls out pale blue eyes friendly. “I’m looking for an inn. Is there one nearby?”

anonymous asked:

im new to animation. Got any suggestions on a program to use?

Pencil (alternatively here) is a super basic starter program. It’s free and has what you’d need to make simple animations (very similar to Flash). If you are looking for professional quality stuff, you’re going to have to spend some money. TVPaint and ToonBoom are going to be the higher end programs. They are better, which means they are also more expensive.

Then there’s always good old Adobe Flash; still expensive but it’s the basic stuff. (No one uses it for the project though)

Hopefully that was helpful, and good luck! :)

-Kaylynn (shout out to Andy for helping me!)

FI,LMAP! Chapter 3

Title: Fuck It, Let’s Make a Porno

Relationship: MettatonxReader
Reader Stats: Gender Neutral (AFAB), short and chubby
Is there smut in this chapter: There’s a lot of dicks involved

also @ing @skeletonhusbands because i feel like they don’t want to miss this one

Notes: SO AFTER READING THIS, I NEED YOU TO LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK METTATON SHOULD CHOOSE, either in tags or reblogs or messages in the inbox! Otherwise I’m making the reader a piece of shit vanilla ass furry and there’s nothing you can do about it.

AO3 Mirror here

Chapter: 3) And Way Too Much Sin

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The Crime Of The Century (Or Not)

Considering the state that she and Porosi had left Gar’s hotel room after her wriggling day, it’s no wonder Kanaya hadn’t returned to the casino. It would have been bad enough to just leave a used pail or something, but, no, it was like her matesprit had been trying to paint the room with their material. At the time, she hadn’t really noticed or even cared, her matesprit is really good at the whole being distracting thing…. repeatedly. But now that she’s had time to reflect… it’s incredibly embarrassing. Not only was it completely obvious what they had been doing, they had probably left a fair amount of damage as well. Genetic material isn’t the easiest thing to clean after all. 

However, it’s been weeks since she’s been in to tend to her garden, and that’s been bothering her as well. The jade blood has no doubt that Gar would take care of them in her absence… but she misses the gardening. So there’s only one logical solution when you want to go somewhere but you don’t want the owner to know, you break in!

Given her rainbow drinker fastness, it’s easy enough get past the front desks without being seen. The elevators prove to be a bit harder, and she considers just running up the stairs, but eventually, that obstacle is passed also.

Ah. Yes. Her garden. It does look like Gar has been taking good care of it. Still, it’s a good thing she came. With a content sigh, she gets to work pulling some tiny little weeds that have started to appear. Yes, it’s a good thing that she came.