You know, I’ve always been really confused about what the initial point of Rose Quartz’s were to Pink Diamond/Homeworld. Because, really, if the plan for earth was this:

then what is the point of having a gem who has the ability to create life the way Rose is shown to be able to do? And if every other Quartz type we see is built like a freaking body builder (with the exception of the gems from the Beta kindergarten we see in That Will Be All, but according to Peridot nearly all of the gems there “came out wrong” so…) and have weapons that can be used offensively:

then why have this single type of Quartz who looks soft and approachable and give them a shield as a weapon? Then this bomb came along and…I noticed a couple of things about that zoo. The first thing was these flowers on the door.

Five petalled flowers with what looks like the centre of Rose’s gem upside down in the middle. Does that look familiar? How about now.

These look startlingly similar to the flowers Rose grows on earth. On top of this, we have the room where Yellow and Blue Diamond discuss Pink Diamond’s death. When I watched this I couldn’t help but think it was strange that all of the Rose Quartz’s were here for some reason.

Like, if this room was Pink Diamond’s version of the temple, why are there no other gem types anywhere? Surely she didn’t only bubble Rose Quartz’s in her time alive. And if they were put here…in memory of Pink Diamond or something then someone would’ve had to take the time to move all of these bubble gems to this location.

Unless, they were already there.

Unless, the zoo is where Rose Quartz’s used to work.

The zoo is meant to be calming to humans. A place where they live a life of complacency and safety. Would it not make sense that the gems working there would be approachable to humans should they ever need to go into the enclosure? Would it not make sense that they would be able to grow new wildlife should something happen to the ecosystem in the enclosure? Rose Quartz’s would make the perfect guards for such a place.

At least until one of them decided she liked humans a little too much and didn’t want the planet they came from to be destroyed.

Roy and Silo: Gay penguins parents

Here is the story of Roy and Silo who are parents from a chick named Tango.

Roy and Silo (born 1987) are Chinstrap Penguins who were a same sex male pair in New York City’s Central Park Zoo. They were noted by staff at the zoo that they were performing mating rituals in 1998, although no actual sexual acts were witnessed, and in 1999 attempted to hatch a rock as if it were an egg. This inspired zoo keepers to give them an egg from another pair of penguins who could not hatch it, resulting in the couple raising a chick which was named Tango.

Tango herself formed a same sex relationship with another female penguin. Roy and Silo drifted apart after several years, and in 2005 Silo paired with a female penguin called Scrappy. Their story has been made into a controversial children’s book and featured in a play. Their relationship has been used as arguments both by American liberals and the Christian right. The practice of allowing same sex penguin couples to adopt eggs has been repeated in other zoos around the world.

AU Idea

Okay so I have a super weird idea for a BBS & Dream Team AU and it’s like an infamous AU with the guys with jobs that represent themselves in some sort of way which are:

Evan- Hockey Player

Delirious- Mechanic (Jason’s Auto)

Tyler- Tiger Keeper (@ City Zoo)

Craig- Nurse

Brock- Construction worker

Brian- Mechanic (Jason’s Auto)

Nogla- Musician/ Street preformer, part time Veterinarian

Lui- Bouncer

Marcel- Tattoo artist

Ohm- Bartender (Rabbit’s Den)

Luke- DJ

Bryce- Musician/ Street preformer

I don’t have a secure name for this AU but what I have so far is “Over On Wrecker’s Street,” because one of the main locations the story is set in is the Rabbit’s Den, which is located on Wrecker’s Street.

“Siamo perennemente attratti da ciò che ci fa male, fisicamente e mentalmente. Ma il problema è che ne siamo perfettamente coscienti.”
— Noi, i ragazzi dello zoo di Berlino

Dragon by Tony
Via Flickr:
Komodo Dragon, it can grow up to three meters long and weigh 80Kg


Day 1 of Pizzamas!!!

Thoughts from Zoo City Apparel, the place where the shirts get printed!


“Kids are mean, Barry,” you said flustered as you made your way into the cortex. “They’re so mean!” 

“I’ll take it babysitting went well,” he responded sarcastically. 

“They put mud in my chair. I walked around Central City Zoo with mud on the back of my jeans..”

“Well it could’ve been worse, babe,” he tried finding the silver lining of your stressful day.

“They told the whole zoo that I pooped my pants!” 

Barry burst out laughing, finding the situation far more humorous than you did. You had to hand it to them, it was way better than any prank you’d ever pulled as a kid, but you’d never babysit those kids again. Even if they are your niece and nephew. 

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