but we can't afford it

  • Me, a humble fic farmer, tending her plot of land: neighbor john said there was a shipwar starting just over the hills. what do you think Ma, do you think we'll ever see a shipwar?
  • Ma, clutching her apron to her chest: oh dear, I hope not!
  • Pa, sitting in his rocking chair and smoking his pipe: hmph! there's always been shipwars and there will always be shipwars. you just keep your nose out of it and mind your own business. we ain't got no business messing around in shipwars. now step to it! i want that field of headcanons and plot twists plowed by morning! and keep those plot bunnies from getting at the smut, we can't afford anymore WIPs!
  • me: money isn't real and scarcity is almost always fabricated. we literally throw away necessities. we produce to excess and a majority of our labor could be automated.
  • them: okay but sweaty who's going to pay for that?
  • me: no one. money isn't real. scarcity is fabricated. we produce and throw away excess necessities.
  • them: but we can't afford to just give away necessities life doesn't work that way.
  • me: the goods literally already exist. you literally just put them in the hands of people who need them instead of the fucking dumpster.
  • them: but what about the money?
Can't afford the vet, can't afford the pet.

When we in the veterinary industry defiantly cry “If you can’t afford the vet then you can’t afford the pet,” please try to understand what we’re talking about.

We’re not talking about people that have a pet for years, fall on hard times and can’t find the $3000 it needs for surgery or intensive care. Life happens. Goodness knows most of us don’t have that kind of money lying around either.

We’re talking about people who spend $1000’s on a new puppy… But can’t afford vaccines, desexing or heartworm preventative.

We’re talking about people who ‘rescue’ an animal but fail to provide it with basic care.

Or 'rescues’ that aren’t treating the issues of animals they acquire, especially if they delay treatment to beg for donations online.

And the people that haven’t wanted to spend money on preventative care for their senior pet for the last three years because “she’s old and will die soon.”

Or the ones that spend hundreds of dollars on doggy fashion accessories but accuse you of price gouging on antibiotics.

Who can’t borrow $50 from all the people they know, but want a payment plan from you. And a discount because they 'rescued’ it as a puppy.

For whom $20 of take home pain relief is 'just too much’.

Who keep acquiring more and more animals with problems that need extensive treatment that they can’t pay for.

Look, we don’t want to see anything suffer and will help out when we can, and try to tailor things to your budget…

But if you can’t afford BASIC veterinary care, then you cannot afford the pet. Don’t get it.

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If memory serves you said something about a wedding. I mean, not that I need a wedding. I’m all about the deconstruction of the princess myth. But it’s been a long year, and you said it, so what’s up?

  • california: we're literally on fire, and our volunteers need money to survive so they can fight these fucking forest fires
  • federal government: uhmmmm we "can't" ... pay volunteers anymore lol ... because uh... we just said so lmao
  • volunteer firefighters: ... then we can't afford the time to fight these fires? we have families and bills
  • california: hmmmmm how about instead of employing people who have been fighting forest fires for years and years who know what they're doing ... we force prisoners who have never fought forest fires into doing it.
  • federal government: yeah I'm definitely more okay with paying to force prison inmates to fight these fires than seasoned firefighters who actually know what they're doing.

Look, the Le Fou discourse aside, I don’t want anyone saying anything Disney does in holding back on queer representation is because making queer characters in general is ‘too risky’ or ‘not a good business move’ 

It’s DISNEY.

They basically own the dang planet.

They own Marvel AND Star Wars and on top of their animation departments, all of which are too huge for something like The Gays to bring them down

For crying out loud, Marvel pulled the Cap is Hydra thing and they’re somehow still alive, don’t tell me something like a lesbian Disney princess would kill them

Here’s a passive aggressive protip: don’t complain about indie artist prices in tags when you reblog their posts…? LOL

Season 9 Opener of Popular Show Steffon's Unicorn
  • Steven, playing frisbee with Blue Diamond on the beach: woohoo im having a great time with my big new mom
  • Amethyst: *dies and is never seen again*
  • Garnet: hey Steven are you sure this is a good idea? Someone told us that the diamonds are evil and horrible tyrants.. Wasn't her name like... Idk... Barney the dinosaur?
  • Steven: Now now Garnet we gotta give the diamonds a second chance! Reverse racism is real
  • Garnet: ...ok *walks away and is also never seen again* God I can't fuckin remember who she is? Becky, uh... Beelzebub... Shit.
  • Pearl: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Steven: Oh boy here we fucking go again what's wrong Pearl
  • Pearl: I jsuutt,,,,, *sniff, honk* murdered 50 huumaans because I miisds Rose so mcuh I'mm, so s;asdd
  • Steven: Aw Pearl it's okay we forgive you!
  • Blue Diamodn: wow that bitch needs therapy
  • Steven: We can't afford it
  • Blu: Isn't your dad a multimillionare or somethin tho
  • Steven: :)
  • Steven: Oh look here comes Peridot and Lapis!
  • Lapis: Crawling in my skin. These wounds they will not heal
  • Peridot: She says hey Steven! AND I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU ALSO *starts shrieking incoherently*
  • Lapis: How can you see into my eyes, like open doors?
  • Peridot: She says you need to come to the barn immediately, we found approximately 50 dead bodies in there and we were going to use them in our QUIRKY MEEPMORPS but they all really smell bad
  • Pearl: oh FUCK they're onto me *audible wink at the audience before she runs away*
  • Peridot: Quickly, AFTER THAT PEARL! *she strains to run, but her feet are stuck in the ground, unable to move* What the heck?
  • Lapis: *also straining against the ground and flapping her wings uselessly* These wounds, they will not heal
  • Steven: Oh, are you asking why this is happening? Well, in this show Pearl isn't allowed to have lasting consequences for her actions, or at least not ones she can't cry her way out of
  • Peridot: She was actually asking where you kept the weed
  • Steven: Oh
  • *The scene does that Star fade out thing over Lapis, who starts humming an MCR song, and then the credits roll*

anonymous asked:

There's a new podcast convention that's currently in the works of being fundraised for and organized and such called PodCon in Seattle, Washington, and I immediately thought that The Bright Sessions would be a cool addition! You should check it out! The Night Vale Presents network is helping coordinate it.

We would LOVE to participate in this! We went up to Seattle for Emerald City Comicon in March and had such a blast. 

I’m still pretty new to the con circuit, so I don’t know what the best way to get involved would be, but I’m going to look into it. But if you want The Bright Sessions to participate, please let the con (or any other con) know! If they see that there’s a good amount of interest, it will probably be easier for us to be a part of it.