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Real Madrid arriving at Málaga’s airport en route to Madrid - 21 May 2017

anonymous asked:

Could you provide some posts explaining why cats are dangerous to reptiles, re: bacteria? I've looked online but couldn't find anything. Trying to stop my cousin from taking more "cute" photos of her cat and snake together 😑

I think this post by @kaijutegu has a lot of the scientific reasoning covered.

Here’s a post that turns my stomach, so maybe it will make your cousin stop abusing her snake.

Here’s one more that talks about how putting predator and prey together for a “cute” picture is a bad thing to do.

And here’s another post, by @reptiliaherps et al. covering the same issue.

To sum it up:

  1. Cats and dogs can easily harm the reptile, even if they mean no harm (by playfully batting with paw or biting lightly) – bacteria or no, but bacteria they carry do make it worse;
  2. Reptiles aren’t mammals and will be stressed when exposed to an animal larger than they are, which is their predator in the wild.

anonymous asked:

Is maladaptive daydreaming a kind of dissociation? Because usually I daydream, it feels like I'm not even connected to the world and I can't notice the time passing, and then when I "wake up" I have a feeling that nothing is real, including myself.

In a broad sense all daydreaming is a mild, and normal, form of dissociation, but yes, there does seem to be a dissociative element to MD that is beyond the normal experience.

“ Maladaptive Daydreamers endorsed significantly higher rates of dissociation symptoms than controls [normal daydreamers]. (Bigelsen et al 2016) “  

hamelin-born  asked:

Just read your recent Izumi fic, and yeeessssss. This is perfect, in all the best of ways - although now I wonder what the political backlash is of Konoha/Obito/Kakashi et al realizing that there are non-Uchiha!Itachi Uchihas out there, unaffiliated, with /no interest/ in Konoha... Honestly, it's almost as if the remaining Uchiha clan has returned to their wandering, pre-Konoha, pre-Hashirama and pre-Madara days.

Maybe with an added edge of international fugitive, but yeah. The Uchiha have decamped, and it’ll probably be a wake-up call to a lot of people, both in Konoha and out of it. 

anonymous asked:

can you write more about your thoughts on kinslaying definitions? that sounded p interesting.

Sure. I guess what I was thinking was that the first kinslaying in particular isn’t just “elves killing elves,” it’s “elves killing beloved and age-old allies with minimal provocation.” “Kinslaying” as a name for what happened at Alqualondë makes a lot of emotional sense, even by human standards—more than people sometimes give it credit for, maybe. Meanwhile the second and third kinslayings don’t have the same quality of hugely personal betrayal, but it’s still the Feanorions’ faction against … extended Teleri relations, no less, so it’s not surprising that those were grouped together in the histories.

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if jupiter doesn’t drop in *checks watch* 42 minutes, im going to fling my tiny body like a projectile from a cannon into the collective living room of sufjan stevens et al. and shatter all their bones

anonymous asked:

That's literally what I said and I'm so showing her this because her argument was because Tori is clever and observant et al. And to be honest my friend doesn't really like Hufflepuff as a house so I think that's why she wouldn't agree with me and she didn't even believe me that you'd said it 'til I showed her! (I'm also a Hufflepuff! :D)

aah! well, ravenclaw doesn’t necessary equal ‘clever’ in my opinion :D oh noooo not Hufflepuff bias!! hufflepuffs are GREAT


Borussia Dortmund players at the hotel L'Arrivee in Dortmund on 11 April 2017. The UEFA Champions League quarter-final match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco has been postponed after an explosion near the bus carrying the team, injuring Marc Bartra.

Next time there’s a lockout because Bettman et al. have decided to throw another tantrum, I hope the NHLPA just sort of goes “well alrighty” and sets out to prove that the NHL needs the players more than the players need the NHL

What I mean is that they hire a few camera people and do things like:

  • Trying to play Sports That Are Not Hockey on ice. Personally I think Auston Matthews would be very entertaining at ice baseball
  • Buying a literal punch bowl and calling it the “Steve Cup” or something
  • Short reality-TV episodes following the lives of Tyler Seguin’s dogs
  • Roller hockey
  • Underwater hockey
  • Players launching a public health campaign about the importance of dental care
  • A Hockey with the Stars type show where they try to make hockey teams with celebrities who do not know how to skate
  • Going to the Olympics
  • Lots of PK Subban style charity stuff. In fact, just lots of PK Subban. He doesn’t need hockey to have fans
  • Helping out with other union disputes. Just. News articles about fast-food worker strikes in Pittsburgh and there’s Evgeni Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury holding up signs
  • Zdeno Chara could get a job retrieving things off high shelves or something
  • Disney on Ice

MSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant: A long observation with Chandra of the supernova remnant MSH 11-62 reveals an irregular shell of hot gas, shown in red, surrounding an extended nebula of high energy X-rays, shown in blue. Even though scientists have yet to detect any pulsations from the central object within MSH 11-62, the structure around it has many of the same characteristics as other pulsar wind nebulas. The reverse shock and other, secondary shocks within MSH 11-62 appear to have begun to crush the pulsar wind nebula, possibly contributing to its elongated shape.

Image credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/P. Slane et al.

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