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Lucie and Za: From Fear to Freedom and Family

Many people think of pygmy goats as a pet breed, but like their larger cousins, they are often slaughtered for meat. Goat meat is extremely popular globally, so although you may not have personally eaten it, there is a huge demand for it. And out of all the goats raised in the U.S., more than 80 percent are raised for meat, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Many goats are sold at auction and end up in city live-slaughter markets.

Za and Lucie on the mend (we don’t have pictures of their arrival, since they went straight to Cornell for care).

And auction and slaughter were the fate designated for Lucie and her daughter Za when the person who’d raised them decided they had too many goats and needed to “downsize.” The pair was slated for a trip to the New Holland Auction in Pennsylvania — but luckily, they ended up at a horse sanctuary. And these two were not goats who would have wound up as companion animals, since they are terrified of humans. And their rescuer was even more concerned over their fate, because Lucie was very pregnant.

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readorsigh  asked:

So this occurred to me while I was scrolling through some fan-art stuff and I saw this picture of Dany and Daario side by side. It got me thinking; what exactly is their relationship? From the only outside POV we get on the matter (Barristen) it's apparently just Dany being infatuated cause she's young and horny and he's exotically attractive. Is that literally all there is? Is Daario just a boy toy in this story? Does their relationship (sexual or otherwise) have any bearing on the narrative?

Definitely there’s more. And even if it was just Dany being infatuated because she’s young and horny it’s still a big deal that Dany, who was sold off to her first husband, is now in a position where she can choose to have a romantic and sexual relationship.

Back to the more going on. It has to do with the contrast between Daario and Hizdahr, and the political paths they represent.

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cerothenull  asked:

So would the Einherjar be humans taken by the Asgard programs and turned into cyborg soldiers?

accurate. warriors chosen by the aggregate are subject to the valhalla scenarios, matrix-like war games of never ending slaughter made to indoctrinate souls and ready them for digitization-harvesting/mass cloning and eventual uploading into aesir war-rigs

To be honest, the things I’m looking forward most as the community grows, is when the well known, theories come into the play. You know, those theories that explain the back story of each and every character, explain the plot in great detail and fill in any holes if there are any. And my favorite, those theories that rip out your heart and tears to tiny little pieces with so much angst. But not only that, they all so blow your mind. Because you can’t help but go;“It makes sense, it all makes sense now”

It’s meta-o-clock. This is one of the best Roan episodes so far and I could not be more proud of my boy. But of course, I have to break it down and elaborate everything going through sabertooth’s mind because there is so much depth to his decisions. 

First off, I have to talk about Roan getting lied to and betrayed AGAIN in relation to his relationship with Clarke. I actually loved seeing how raw and open he remained with her after leaving Becca’s island. And seeing that trust strained, because tension and drama is what I am here for. Testing the limits of characters and how two people are affected when trust is broken. I find it so interesting that when the episode begins, we see Roan trusting Clarke and her defending him. It sets the tone for how they consider each other friends and allies and take their blood oath seriously. Because this contrasts so interestingly with what happens later with the Fleim.

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Continued from HERE: Part 1 

I shared this on my patreon about two weeks ago but I thought it was time to post the whole thing. As always this is for @shoegazerx who inspires me  so often that her art seems to be catnip to my muses. 

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The puzzle box was one of those pieces that were well known but not known at all.

Will had walked into shops where people offered him plenty of money for the piece but no concrete answers and even the Internet was a bust. Though every previous owner had been brutally murdered or disappeared, just like Will’s mother.

His father had always insisted the box belonged to her, a priceless heirloom that wasn’t to be touched. Most of his mother’s past was just that: not to be touched. He hardly remembered her, vague images of a smile just for him.

If the box had been hers, would the pin faced man know what happened to her? He’d made her scream, Will knew that, but had he killed her as well?

What was behind the portal?

He wanted to know what was beyond the light and not just because he worried for his father.

After days of looking for answers to explain the box, the pin faced man, and the blood, Will decided to start looking through his father’s things.

Robert Graham had never been very open or affectionate a father, though Will wasn’t one to beg for anyone’s attention even now. But he’d drilled into Will the need to keep the right path, the good path, leading Will into his teaching profession and even the need to rescue strays.

After Will found the safe in his father’s closet and began reading the journals, he knew that Robert Graham was not the man he had grown up thinking he was. The very first line he read said it all:

Blood looks black in the moonlight.

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At first glance, it may look like a normal class photo. But it’s actually a photo from Columbine High School taken weeks before the infamous shooting in 1999. The students in the top left pretending to aim guns at the camera are Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the teens who would end up slaughtering their classmates just a few days later.

Summaries of Kung Fu Panda Movies UPDATED
  • Kung Fu Panda 1: Clumsy fat panda goes from working at his father's restaurant to being a Kung Fu master and learns to love himself
  • Kung Fu Panda 2: SAME PANDA FINDS OUT HE'S THE SURVIVOR OF A PANDA GENOCIDE AND THAT HIS MOTHER SACRIFICED HERSELF TO SAVE HIM, ENDING IN HER GETTING SLAUGHTERED
  • Kung Fu Panda 3: SAME PANDA COMMITS SUICIDE TO SAVE ALL THE OTHER PANDAS FROM A SOUL-STEALING DEAD YAK WITH AN ARMY OF JADE ZOMBIES

what she says: i’m fine

what she means: a nervous and excited jess mariano came all the way to hartford to see rory gilmore and show her his book and tell her that he got his act together and achieved something with his life because of her. all he wanted to do was thank her and let her know that she really did bring out the best in him. don’t think about how hard jess tried to not say anything when she told him she was taking a break from school and being in the DAR, don’t think about how hard jess tried to rise above logan’s snarky comments and tolerate him for rory’s sake until he couldn’t take it anymore. something inside jess just snapped because he couldn’t tolerate the thought of rory, the intelligent and hard working woman that he loves and respects, throw away her amazing life and potential to hide out in her grandparents’ house, become a part of a superficial society like the DAR and plan parties like a rich housewife. when jess questions rory as to why she dropped out of yale, the disappointment and utter frustration is so evident in his voice. he doesn’t try to attack her for being with logan (although he does rightfully point out that hanging with logan every night in his porsche is not her), he just can’t come to terms with the fact that rory has abandoned every essence of her being, to assimilate into a superficial world where everything can be bought and she just doesn’t belong. jess reminds rory that he knows her, knows her better than anyone even if he hasn’t seen her in the last two years, even if the last time he spoke to her he was trying to get her to run away with him and she broke his heart and shut him out. i nearly lost it when jess asks her what’s going on and looks at her with so much sadness, as he’s trying to find a glimpse of the real rory in her, and all she can whisper is that she doesn’t know. he feels her pain of being lost and alone and his voice lowers almost to a whisper and tells her they’ll catch up at a better time. and after months of being in denial, something inside rory finally awakens. jess and rory are made for each other because only they can call each other out on their shit and be perfectly content with wanting the other to live to their full potential, even if it means being without them. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the U.S. missile attack on Syria

The U.S. fired dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase Thursday, the first direct assault by American forces against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The attack, ordered by President Donald Trump, was prompted by a deadly chemical attack in northeastern Syria earlier this week that Washington has blamed on Assad.

Here’s what you need to know:

What Happened?

About 60 Tomahawk missiles were launched by American forces targeting the Shayrat airbase in Homs, western Syria. The strike was made from two navy destroyers positioned in the Mediterranean Sea, the Associated Press reports. President Trump spoke to reporters shortly after the attack, calling the assault a “vital national security interest” and calling on other nations to “end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria.”

Why Were the Missiles Launched?

The U.S. assault came in response to a deadly chemical attack earlier this week in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun, in the country’s northeastern Idlib province. At least 72 people were killed, including some children, making it the deadliest such attack in years in the country.

The Pentagon briefed reporters that it had tracked the aircraft involved in the chemical strike back to the base on radar. U.S. officials say they believe the chemical used was Sarin, AP reports.

The U.N. and Western leaders have blamed the attack on the Syrian government, which has denied using chemical weapons against its own citizens. Russia, a Syrian ally, has also denied the government’s guilt, claiming that the deadly chemical exposure was caused by a rebel-owned arsenal that was struck during airstrikes by Syrian forces. This claim has been widely dismissed by world leaders.

The gruesome chemical attack caused immediate international outrage. “I think what happened in Syria is a disgrace to humanity,” Trump said during a press conference Wednesday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested, in a sudden shift of U.S. attitudes toward Assad, “it would seem there would be no role for him to govern the Syrian people.”

This story is developing.

This article originally appeared in TIME by Feliz Solomon.