Happy Bear Awareness Week!

“Bear Awareness Week is the 3rd Week in May and although a national event here in the United States, we like to extend it to celebrate all the bear species of the world, since we love them all. All this week, we will be posting about bears. So to start us off, we thought you should Know Your Bears! There are eight species ranging from the largest, the impressive polar bear, to the smallest, the lovable sun bear. Sadly, only two bear species are stable. Almost all are vulnerable and the iconic panda remains endangered. Please spread the word the word on the Bear Awareness.” - Peppermint Narwhal Creative

What’s your favorite bear species?

Melinda May has full command of the Playground. Jemma Simmons is her second-in-command, helping her run things.

The Playground is one of Peggy Carter’s old SSR bases.

May and Jemma are quite literally running Peggy’s old base.

“Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience - or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.” (Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility)

Call it Patience, Call it Hope - A Bellarke Regency AU

With both parents passed away and a younger sister to support, Bellamy Blake may not have drawn the easiest lot in life. But he had a plan: Rise through the ranks of the Royal Navy, find a good husband for his sister, make Lieutenant or maybe even Captain, and keep sailing and fighting until he died at sea. What he had not planned for was suddenly inheriting a title, complete with lands and fortune.

Instead of simply trying to stay alive long enough to get Octavia settled comfortably, now he had to figure out how to run an estate, bring his sister out into society while protecting her from rakes and fortune hunters, and remember his manners around one stubborn, haughty, irresistible Lady Clarke Griffin, Daughter of the Earl of Arkton – and very soon the bane of his existence.

New chapter up now - Read it on ao3


Today is International Polar Bear Day. To raise awareness of some of the challenges facing polar bears today, here are a few articles from across our journals (and some cute GIFs to brighten your Friday even more).

GIFs 1, 2, 3 via giphy.

It is Asexual Awareness Week

Here are some tips for dealing with asexuals safely.

1) Be alert! See the asexuals before they see you. Asexuals are commonly invisible, so this can be challenging. The National Park Service recommends heat-vision goggles.

2) Avoid hiking at dawn, dusk, or twilight. Asexuals are most active at these hours on the physical plane. Grey aces and demis are especially active on moonless nights.

3) Make noises to alert asexuals to your presence. A startled asexual is a particularly likely to attack.

4) If an asexual charges you, stand your ground. Asexuals commonly break off the charge or veer away. This is called a “bluff charge.” Running will trigger a chase response.

5) Do not attempt to play dead. This is a useful tactic for escaping bisexuals, not asexuals, who may continue to maul you even if they think you are dead.

6) Distract the asexual by appealing to their interests. Asexuals are diverse and their interests vary wildly, but they often tend towards fandoms such as Sherlock and Doctor Who, queer studies and feminism, and the Internet. Try memes.

7) Feed the asexual food so that they consider you an ally. Although asexuals in popular culture are described as only eating cake, they are actually omnivorous and their diets are similar to those of their closest evolutionary relatives, the pansexuals.

Please share to keep everyone safe! Have a nice week and practice safe habits when hiking outdoors! Please visit the National Park Service’s website for more information.

HUG A TREE / RIDE A BIKE / PLANT A VEGGIE / EARTH DAY E'RY DAY #speysyde #earthday #organic #california #earth #soul #happy #healthy #fitness #rideabike #savegas #conserve #sustainability #bear #treehugger #green #ecofriendly #future #love #family #aware #conscious #surf #coast #farmer #local #recycle

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Although it is difficult to pinpoint the physical base or location of awareness, it is perhaps the most precious thing concealed within our brains. And it is something that the individual alone can feel and experience. Each of us cherishes it highly, yet it is private. ~Dalai Lama ~

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