Idk how people actually get out of warrior cats hell because let me tell you I went 3 years without touching or looking at a warriors book or any sort of warriors related content and STILL managed to think about how pissed off I am about Hollyleaf’s death every single fucking day
I had a dream last night that there was a really fat old black cat in Bloodborne, and this cat ended up being by far the most popular aspect of the game. Reviewers barely talked about the combat or atmosphere, they just wanted to let you know that this was a REALLY good cat.
Except near the end of the game, the cat gets possesed by an evil spirit and bites your hunter. It doesn’t do any damage, and the cat is so old and fat that it can’t chase you or anything–you just can’t pet it anymore and you can tell the cat isn’t happy about the whole evil spirit situation. And everyone was so upset about this that the whole internet exploded trying to find out how to save the cat. Nobody gave a shit about the lore or the story or anything, they only cared about the cat. The demand for a cure was so great that Fromsoft actually had to patch in a way to dispel the spirit. As well, the ending cinematics were altered to include the cat so no matter what you did you’d know the cat was okay.
There was rejoicing in the street, people were losing their minds, every social media feed was flooded with pictures and videos that said “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: GAMING SAVED BY VERY GOOD CAT”
Why did I have to wake up tbh that seemed like a better world
I don’t understand when I’m talking about a musical and someone asks me “how do you make a musical about that?” Like the second longest running show on Broadway is 100% people dressed as cats believe me anything can be a musical
YES IT DOES. Kindly pop a squat and we’ll talk about it.
Net neutrality means an equal playing field. It makes the internet a strange and beautiful place where anyone can post anything they want. From web pages about cats to fundraisers for mosquito nets to prevent malaria or a small site like Tumblr or Facebook taking its first baby steps towards popularity. EVERYONE IS EQUAL ON THE INTERNET.
Certain companies want to line their pockets with our money. Comcast. Time Warner Cable. Verizon.
These are all cable companies, and they’d like to continue business as usual, only on the internet.
Cable works like this: you buy a basic package of channels that may or may not include stuff you want to watch. If you want more, you pay for them. If you don’t have enough money to purchase a channel package, too bad.
What if the internet was run like cable TV? What if your provider could sell you a web package that didn’t include tumblr or your favorite blog? What if they could block the sites of their competitors and prevent you from seeing political opinions they disagreed with?
And to people who own those blogs and webcomics and are already strapped to sell stuff on the internet - What if the cable companies could demand money from you in exchange for a fast loading time, leaving you with a slow connection if you couldn’t pay? What if the big companies like Wal-mart were able to pay this fee and their sites loaded much faster than yours? What if your site was blocked entirely because AT&T decided they didn’t like it?
What if your internet provider refused you service unless you used one of their approved devices? What if they then used that device to monitor you- and the law supported it?
It starts to sound like something out of a dystopian novel.
Can anyone that knows anything about cat behavior explain this to me? The boyfriend’s mom has fostered 5 kittens since they were about 3 weeks old and all of them will sit there and lick you for hours if you let them. They purr the whole time while doing it. Is it a nursing thing? Is it stress? Are they just weird cats? I’ve never had a cat that’ll lick you like a dog before.
Okay guys i just…i love Natsume Yuujinchou/Natsume’s Book of Friends so much. SO MUCH. It has touched my heart SO DEEPLY and is now one of my top five anime, so i am making one of those overly long overenthusiastic rec posts with tons of gifs in an attempt to impart on you all why it is a thing you should watch.
Basic premise: A teenage boy, Natsume Takashi, has the rare ability to see otherworldly beings (youkai), who range from violent and dangerous to relatively friendly, but are often very startling when they show up regardless. Natsume was orphaned at a young age and passed around among his relatives, who all considered him a liar and troublemaker because he claimed to see all these things they couldn’t. He often faced abuse and neglect from his guardians and bullying and alienation from his peers.
Natsume has at long last found a kind foster family to live with, but he’s having a very hard time adjusting to the idea that people care about him now and he struggles a lot with the trauma and scars his past has left him with.
What’s more, he’s in inherited a strange book from his deceased grandmother, Natsume Reiko, who he discovers could also see youkai. She would often get in fights with youkai and win due to her strong spiritual power and cunning nature. After she won, she’d make the youkai sign their names in what she called her “book of friends” and bind them to her in servitude. Now Natsume has the power to control these youkai, which makes a lot of youkai want to kill him and steal the book from him.
Natsume decides he will give the youkai back their names and release them from their servitude. In the process, he learns a lot about his grandmother, himself and the youkai world in general.
His companion during these adventures is Madara, a poweful youkai who was sealed in a maneki-neko, or “lucky cat”, statue. Because of this, he takes the form of a very rotund cat most of the time, though his true and most powerful form is kinda wolf-like.
However, he acts like a cat more than anything else, despite his protests to contrary. He can be seen eating a lot, lazing around, chasing grasshoppers and sunbathing. Natsume has therefore dubbed him “Nyanko-sensei”. Nyanko-sensei knew Natsume’s grandmother. He has a deal with Natsume that he’ll act as his bodyguard against violent youkai in exchange for getting whatever’s left of the book of friends when Natsume dies. He lives with Natsume as the family cat and the relationship between the two grows and deepens as the show goes on.
Natsume Yuujinchou is a beautiful anime about healing from trauma, growing as a person and connecting with those around you. I’ve heard it described as “like a warm hug” and I can’t think of anything more accurate. I often feel like it helps me heal from my own wounds. The main character is a total sweetheart, most of the characters are lovely and the beauty of the world the show takes place in is astounding. There’s tension and conflict a plenty, as well as complexity, but the show is really mostly about growth and love. There’s absolutely no gross fanservice or tropey, shady bullshit to be found here. This anime is heartfelt, gentle and emotional in the best way. It starts a little slow and does keep up a very relaxed pace throughout, but I’m telling you, I have cried plenty and been moved deeply by it many times.
So I started thinking about that post I made about Dovewing becoming a kittypet and thought of a few characters for Dovewing’s/Duchess’ new neighborhood, it’s pretty long (I put in pictures to give everyone an idea as to what they look like) so I put it undercut!: