animals in space

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           This past Monday (6/19/2017) sadly I had my icky surgery to get big lumps removed from my back that was causing me major pain. These lumps were pressing down on my nerves and near my spin causing me pain for the last year or so. Since I made the appointment with my doctor I have been a mess , constantly anxious , worrying and scared about the surgery with all the what ifs that could or may happen. 

        Luckily I had the most wonderful people on the planet that have helped me every step of the way and I can never repay them for the kindness they showed me for the past several weeks. Especially the day of holding my hand through it all. My Marmar , Snowflake and Miss Ellies giving me all the support I needed to get me through it all.  

          When I woke up after the surgery I had the most sweetest surprise it was the Squirtle from build a bear . I was so happy I cuddled him super tight not letting him go once since he was given to me. Marmar even put bandaids on his shell where my booboos are on my back. He said we wouldnt take them off till mine were allowed to be removed. Squirtle and I have alot of healing to do hopefully Nurse Joy will take good care of us both.  

       My real nurse at the hospital saw the stuffie and asked if we played Pokemon go which yes we do. We ended up talking to her for a good long time till it was time for me to go home.She even gave me some animal crackers to munch on since I hadnt had anything to eat since midnight the night before. (Funny where you will run into Pokemon Trainers at. lol )

             I’am very glad to be home and sleeping in my own bed. This post is dedicated to my small little family that I love with all of my heart thank you to all three of you Marmar , Snowflake and Miss Ellies for being my rock   

Originally posted by nidoqueen

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Happy Pride!

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Aliens are so used to humans wanting to pet the most deadliest creatures they find because PUPPER that they have prepared on every ship with a human crewmate. They have human sitting duties and at least 2 chaperones when going planet-side, just in case they get any ideas.

Then a crew gets a human for the first time and it’s everything like what the Human Care Manual says. The human is loud, but pleasant, always joke around with the crew and was tremendous during that Flokkut Raid on Sector 6. The human even brought a camera with it to take pictures on the ship (it’s bigger than most, downright obnoxious in shape to some of the crew, but the human is happy with it, and a happy human is a bonded human)

So then they go down to a planet, letting the human explore with his chaperones. After walking for a while the group stumbles on a herd of Dwetts, elks with fish eyes and flippers. The aliens sigh cause it was bound to see creatures sooner or later, and turn to give Acceptable Reason #6 from the manual, when the human disappeared! They freak out because how did the human leave??? Does it have invisibility??? That wasn’t part of the manual!! But they hear their human saying “guys, stop moving! You’re going to upset them!”

They look down to see the human lying on his stomach looking through his camera, taking pictures. They were shocked, but did as they were told and sat down. For hours they watched the human taking photos, being as quiet as still as possible. This couldn’t be the same human??

When the human was done, it got up, stretched, and headed back for the ship. The chaperones followed suit. When they got back the captain was surprised that they returned without a creature (even with 2 chaperones, he suspected that the human would win anyway) but was astonished to hear what had happened.

“You didn’t want to take one as these ‘pets’ for the ship??”

“No???? Why would I? They aren’t domesticated, they need space to live which the ship wouldn’t supply.”

“But aren’t they cute in human terms?”

“I mean, I would say more interesting than cute. But seriously, how would we take care of it? How to feed it, groom it, keep away from all the sensitive equipment? It would be dangerous for us and it if we take one from the wild. You really want one that badly?”

“Wha- No! It’s just…you seemed to like them?”

“I mean yeah, it’s a new animal species, and I did take pictures, but not as long as I hoped for. Honestly you have to look at the ecosystem here before getting any animals on board.”

The captain immediately notified the Human Care Committee that their section on animal bonding does not apply to human subclass professional wildlife photographer

Quite a few have been saying:”But what about laughing?”, in the comments of my ‘Weird Human Reactions to Fear: the Singing Edition’ post. My question is: do you know why humans laugh when shit gets real?

Laughter is our brain’s Blue Screen of Death.

Where a computer would throw up an error and possibly crash, our brains go:”well, shit”, and hit the big red button labelled: ‘LAUGHTER (and possibly applause, but probably not applause)’. Since we need our brains 24/7, we don’t have the luxury of error messages. So our brains buy some time to figure out what’s going on by making us laugh in the weirdest situations.

Imminent doom? Laugh.

Absolutely livid? Laugh.

Distraught? Laugh.

Pretty sure you’re gonna die? Laugh.

I mean, we can’t be sure the aliens don’t have brains that work the same way, but seeing as other animals on Planet Earth don’t really have that either… that’d probably freak them the fuck out too.

Not only do the gangly bipeds sing when they’re scared, they could just as easily start laughing.

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I took a photo of the Pinwheel-Galaxy (NGC 5457), inverted it and messed around with the colors. Then added the motion and here we go, my abstract version of the Pinwheel-Galaxy

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A very furry story from the history of the space race! Khrushchev’s move strikes me as brilliant: half, “we may be engaged in a cold war, but we’re still human!” and half, “the dogs we sent to space are already having babies. How’s NASA coming along?”

Apparently, Pushinka (which means “fluffy" in Russian) was examined before arriving at the White House to check for listening devices.

Images: Daniel Mogford/Flickr, Ralphdj/Wikimedia Commons, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library