dont you wonder what they're talking about

coldcoffeeruse  asked:

Just read about Mazel, an amazing story! But I want to thank you for stressing how important it is for people to not just go around buying wolfdogs. You're right, they do need well trained handlers and its unfortunate that so many must be destroyed because of owners who dont know what they're getting into. Anyways, I adored the story of Mazel, she sounded like a wonderful friend

She really was, but DEFINITELY not an animal anyone could have taken on.  

While I was talking with mom over break, She mentioned that she’d apparently been part of a magic show/travelling circus before the guy died and she and her pup were left at the shelter.  So someone with experience training wild animals did her early-life training for us.  

But yeah, if I were to find a hybrid at the shelter today, I’d be calling the local sanctuary to take care of it.

anonymous asked:

hi i'm a baby lesbian and i was wondering if you could explain what butch and femme are? i see ppl saying that they're not terms to describe a style of dress, which is what i always thought they were, but that they're an identity? but then that they're not an identity? i'm just rly confused and i keep getting conflicting opinions about it and you seem like you know what you're talking about. ty and it's no problem if you dont wanna answer this :)

hi baby lesbian! historically, butch and femme arose out of lesbians’ sense of alienation from heterosexual womanhood. we don’t really fit the definition of woman proper, and yet we know we’re lesbians, which is an identity that of course is linked to womanhood. butch and femme become lesbian gender identities, in which we subvert masculinity and femininity’s typical connotations. so, it’s true that many/most butches and femmes do dress in certain ways, but those identities are more than just a dress style, and they don’t necessarily entail looking any particular way. 

these identities also arose at a time when there wasn’t really a distinction between lesbians and bi women, and as such it’s perfectly appropriate in my lesbian opinion for bi women to use them in the context of their relationships with/love for women. they only cease to make sense when they’re used in relationships that involve men (although some gay men do id as or call themselves fem, which is… kind of similar but not the same concept because of gay men and women’s different relationships with patriarchy). 

i feel obligated to direct you to stone butch blues by leslie feinberg, which is fiction rather than history but conveys the use of butch and femme really well. there’s plenty of other lesbian writing on these identities, but avoid huffpo/everydayfeminism/autostraddle/afterellen/etc—they misuse the terms and treat butch women as “basically men” and just generally suck. 

irisgstring  asked:

Im not sure if uve watched the interview of Sasha Pieterse talking about how she was shocked with what was going to happen with Ali and Marlene told her "dont worry, it's not what you think!" But i was just wondering if this is kind of what Sasha was talking about? I think the writers are purposely trying to make Ali seem shady and manipulative so we don't trust her. As for Emison, i think that they're putting up some obstacles- only bcos if emison happened so easily, it wouldnt be realistic!

I haven’t actually personally watched the interview, but I’ve heard people talking about it so I know what you’re talking about.

I think that you’re right and that the writers are actively trying to make Alison seem shady. The writers have made several comments about how we’re going to be taking sides this season, and I think that the sides are the people who trust Alison and the people who don’t.

I agree with you with Emison as well. Emison is endgame, but PLL still needs to keep up the drama to make everything interesting! I’d be more worried if they just had Alison win Emily over without doing anything because that would make it seem that Alison’s feeling weren’t genuine and that they weren’t endgame- which they obviously are!