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pray for me y’all.  During the first wave of acceptance/rejection letters to the honors college back in December I was placed on the wait list.  And I cried, ngl I was really upset.  But then things got worse because my dad called the college to inquire about why i got wait listed, and he did it without telling me. Now I had been talking to a admissions counselor a few weeks prior to getting my wait list letter and she said she absolutely cannot stand when parents call about stuff like that. So when I found out what my dad did it I freaked even more, especially since the guy he called is the guy who is supposed to recommend me to the honors program :))) My dad insisted he was civil, but honestly I have no idea what that means bc we have very different ideas on what civil is, like my definition of civil would have been for me to call for myself and ask how I can improve my chances, possibly e-mail because phone calls are too confrontational for this matter imo. He called the dude and asked why I didn’t get in. One makes me seem like I’m an adult who wants to do things herself the other makes me look like a child who didn’t get her way. Anyway the second wave of acceptance letters will be sent out this spring, I have been constantly stressed bc the honors college was my main reason for staying in state, and I’ll be able to handle it if I dont, but getting in is a huge deal to me.  But I’m worried all this stuff has hurt my chances, like I’m super super worried.  So please please pray for my peace of mind and that I’ll get in, and that if I dont I’ll be able to handle it gracefully and make the best of my situation. thanks

Myths About Betta Fish

I’m sick of the pet industry always fucking animals like the betta over so let’s get some things straight
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MYTH: bettas like small spaces, they live in small rice paddies in the wild
REALITY: No they absolutely do not, sure some survive this, but it’s a cruel life to live. Rice paddies are actually quite big although shallow, the average male betta has about 3 feet of its own territory in the wild. Bettas need AT LEAST 2.5 gallons, but a 5-10 g is even better. You can get a 3 g tank from petco for like $10
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MYTH: you should feed your betta whenever it is hungry
REALITY: a bettas stomach is the size of its eyeball, it is very easy to overfeed. I feed my betta 3 pellets twice a day, but lots of people feed at different times with different food so I suggest doing some research and deciding what works best for you.
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MYTH: bettas are lazy
REALITY: bettas are inactive in small tanks because they’re aware that they have no space to swim and will hit walls, in larger tanks bettas are very active
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MYTH: bettas can only be kept alone
REALITY: it is true that male betta fish cannot be kept with any other betta, but (depending on the bettas personality) bettas can be kept with fish that are smaller and drab looking that won’t bite your bettas tail. I keep my betta with 2 snails and 5 ghost shrimp and he rarely bothers them. Female bettas can be kept in groups of 5 which is called a sorority. Keep in mind that these options are only possible in large tanks with lots of hiding spots.
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MYTH: bettas will eat live plants so you don’t have to feed them if you have plants in the tank
REALITY: bettas are CARNIVORES. They won’t eat plants, they will eat blood worms and brine shrimp which you can buy frozen. In fact feeding real prey is good along with pellets or flakes.
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MYTH: bettas don’t need filtration or heat
REALITY: they need both. As far as filtration goes, strong currents don’t mix well with bettas so a sponge filter is best.
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MYTH: bettas only live a couple months anyway, why should I be doing all this?
REALITY: with proper care, bettas can live 5 years.
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MYTH: bettas and all other fish are dumb
REALITY: bettas are actually very smart and trainable. Mine was taught to jump out of the water on command and come when called (by wiggling fingers). Some people have taught bettas harder tricks such as going through a hoop. They can even learn when meal time is and be ready for it.
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MYTH: My child will take care of the betta
REALITY: your child will lose interest within a week, YOU will be taking care of their fish. If you’re not okay with that don’t buy your kid a fish.
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MYTH: I should completely change the tank each time I clean it
REALITY: you should instead do frequent partial water changes of about 40% of the water
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MYTH: bettas are throw away pets
REALITY: there is no such thing as a throw away pet and if you think there is you shouldn’t own pets

Please always read care sheets before buying a pet because -newsflash- PET STORES LIE.
*drops mic*

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Hey, full offense, but having “aphobe” jokingly in your title literally is mocking a-specs who’ve been abused because of aphobia.

To mock the real experiences those a-specs have faced is horrendous, and to act like they don’t exist is a form of gaslighting (and in some cases, rape apology.)

They’ve spoken out about the trauma acquired from aphobia and yet you willingly align yourself with it, whether because you think asexual and aromantic experiences are funny, or because you don’t care when they happen to a-specs, doesn’t matter; any reason is equally as disgusting and you all are terrible human beings.

As a bisexual who has witnessed the root of a lot of aphobia often stemming from biphobia (and often requiring it to be logical,) I find this shit personally offensive and consider anyone who thinks aphobia is a joke to be on par with (if not exactly) a biphobe, as well as an active perpetrator of biphobia, and an abusive, gas lighting, rape apologist.

So since we’re in hiatus times until further notice, let’s play a little game called …

Now that we’ve been made aware of an episode titled ‘Lion 4: Alternate Ending’, I think it’s safe to assume we might finally learn the contents of that treasure chest inside Lion’s mane!

So the big question is … What’s inside the chest?

Reblog with your best guess (limit it to one guess, if you can!). It can be something you’ve theorized for a long time, or just something that popped in your head. It can be totally reasonable, or totally outlandish. The choice is yours!

The only prize for being correct is delicious bragging rights, as I’ll be reblogging this post from the winner once we do learn what’s in the chest.

Have fun!

There is a lot of fear and uncertainty in the world tonight. When I feel scared, I try to take a step back, close my eyes, and feel my place in the universe instead.

The problems and challenges we face are indeed intimidating and significant, especially when some people fear for their very lives. But there is a future worth heading toward. The universe is so immensely vast. It will endure. And so will we.

“I believe in humanity.”

Hey Creampuffs...

(Lets get to that next cookie, yeah?Reblog so Creampuffs in need can see this, please. Even if you already own the bundle.)

Would anyone be interested in a Carmilla S3 OG Creampuff (the big bundle) giveaway?

Originally posted by nootvanlis

I am tired of seeing posts say something to the effect of “if aphobia isn’t enough to motivate you, remember that REGs also target [insert more “sympathetic” group here].”

Aphobia is enough. Aphobia matters. Aphobia is heinous enough, cruel enough, horrible enough to stand on its own and to be worth fighting on its OWN merits. 

Yes, gatekeepers throw lots of different groups under the bus. Yes, all of those groups deserve attention and deserve to have their issues recognized and fought for. And yes, it is valuable to observe and point out the ways that the foundational tactics of exclusionists repeat themselves in every iteration of the theme.

But y’all need to stop tacking aces and aros on as an afterthought on your posts about it and undermining the support you give us by backpedaling in the very same breath as you defend us, by giving people an excuse to dismiss us from our own activism.

It makes me feel like my pain, my suffering, my oppression is not good enough to count, as though the only reason my issues are being given any attention at all, after years of incredibly difficult fighting to bring my community into the light, is because other, better victims are being hurt by similar forces and tactics. It feels like a tacit validation of the sector of the community that insists that my issues are not real or do not matter.

And that sucks. 

We matter. We are enough. We are worth fighting for.

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HEY THERE, I’M TAKING COMMISSIONS!

whoa hey hi it’s me, that annoying asshole u probably don’t remember following. I’m taking commissions!

I’m not in dire need at the moment, I’ll be honest. I am trying to save up though, and since this is the only way I can really make money… If you wanna help me out or just.. really want something in particular drawn, feel free to check out my info page to see what I’m willing to do, and/or hmu with a direct message so we can discuss stuff.

Also, please note that I am understanding of the fact that many of you can’t, you don’t need to apologize to me for that, but reblogging this post n stuff to let other people know would be super helpful <3

One of my pet peeves is people on this website reblogging that one image of the space shuttle Columbia breaking up during re-entry to their “aesthetic” blogs, like…um….