nevermind my last ask lol "the right way to hunt" kys you disgusting animal hating creep. they did nothing to deserve to die.
Just posting this as an example. Please read through this and try to have an open mind. People have different ways of viewing the world. That’s totally ok. Some people hate hunting, and on the other end some are really obnoxious when it comes to hunting. But, from a biological and wildlife management standpoint, things are going to die awful deaths constantly no matter what. To ignore how cruel nature really is is to ignore reality. This doesn’t make it morally right to hunt or to abstain from hunting, it just boils down to a personal opinion. Wildlife is literally always considering that they are going to die and we can see this in their fecundity. When a frog lays a couple thousand eggs in a sitting, it’s doing so because it knows 95% of their offspring is a snack. Rabbits are similar. Deer, wild turkey, and other commonly hunted animals are almost solely funded (in management and scientific studies) by hunting dollars. Wild turkey was actually extinct for a period in NY before hunting funded a complete reintroduction of the species. That’s not me trying to make hunting seem great, it’s just a fact.
Right now hunting is significantly more environmentally friendly than eating farmed animals. Not to mention that even if you are completely vegan, when vegetable farmers harvest crops with machines they’re killing any creatures in that field. Skunks, rabbits, mice, snakes, raccoons, even bedding fawns are frequently killed when tractors harvest crops. Especially when it comes to corn and wheat raking. Even to plant large vegetable fields is taking away and fragmenting natural habitat. You can just never really know the entire journey your food is making unless it’s being harvested yourself. If you only garden and collect wild edibles then you’re about as guilt free as you can get, but that’s a nearly impossible lifestyle to keep year round. I will not criticize you for being vegan or abstaining from meat, because who am I to say what’s right and what’s wrong.
John is literally obtaining a phd in wildlife science, so based on our shared education what’s right for us is a hunter gatherer lifestyle. We don’t trophy hunt, and we eat almost everything down to the organs. I’m not just going out into the woods with a thirst for blood or just to have something on my wall. We harvested two deer last season and since have not bought an ounce of meat otherwise. The only protein we buy regularly is fish and even then we opt for bottom of the food chain fish to avoid large bioaccumulaters when possible.
Deer are especially overpopulated in our area. The problem with an overpopulation of deer is the spread of CWD (chronic wasting disease), which is extremely contagious and debilitating. In order to avoid massive population destroying diseases like that the Department of Environmental Conservation calculates a healthy amount of population to be removed through hunting. If CWD is found to be present DEC will literally send sharp shooters out to lower the population and continue testing. Geese are also extremely over populated in our area so DEC must literally put oil on goose eggs in the nest (killing the baby without the parents noticing so they don’t re-lay) to control the population.
My point is, death really is a requirement to maintain a healthy population. In places that are really lacking predators, like where I live, wildlife populations are prone to disease and starvation from too large of a population. At some point nature will take care of overpopulation. The risk of letting nature take its course (when predators are absent) is the spread of diseases that can last 5+ years just in the soil or overgrazing to the point of mass starvation. Too sheer of a drop in one population creates a domino effect among others, and eventually leads to mass death that may take years and years to recover from.
Like I said, I am not going to claim my lifestyle is better than yours or anyone else’s. I am very welcoming if you’d like to speak with me privately about your concerns and promise to be open and honest. Let’s have this conversation instead of just being mad at each other, ok? I’m sure at the very least we can find some middle ground!
This is a huge list. Like wow. This took a while. Anyway, these are all really amazing fanfics, and y’all should check them out. As you may be able to tell, once I find an author I like, I tend to read everything they wrote. Also, I know that a lot of these are present on other rec lists, but that’s because they’re just that awesome so I had to include them. I know that lots of these are available on both AO3 and FFN, but I just linked them to whichever site I read it on first. This list will be updated as I find new fics, cause there are just so many wonderful fics and authors for this pairing.
These are all AU for some reason. I did not intend for this to happen but whatever. Less tagging for me.
Vampire!Eren and werewolf!Levi. LOADS of errors and weird confusing dialogue where the person’s reaction to a sentence is right next to the sentence so it looks like that character said the sentence but they didn’t. You’ll see what I mean. Very sweet college AU anyway.
When you think about it, anti-porn tumblr sounds just like vegan tumblr.
“Uhm, listen sweaty. (: (: (: If you eat meat watch porn, that totally means you’re okay with animal abuse rape! Don’t you know thousands of cows women get murdered raped because of YOU just eating meat watching porn, totally not because their farmers employers who are the ones actually abusing them?!”
“Friendly reminder! Eating farm-raised meat watching and supporting camgirls is totally the same as supporting corporate! Farmers still KILL their cows camgirls still PRESENT THEMSELVES AS SEXY and killing an animal is ALWAYS ABUSE sex is always bad!”
“Did I tell y’all hunters independent sex workers are STILL bad? They still kill animals have sex on camera even if it’s not for corporate, and that’s BAD.”
solarpunk focuses heavily on things like how urban spaces can be restructured to be green and modern and sustainable and beautiful. Suburban spaces are generally not focused on (and in a lot of ways, argued against) in favour of better green space and more efficient city planning and the elimination of the unsustainable american dream of everyone owning their own huge house with its own yard and its own car and all that jazz.
So what about rural environments? Obviously farming communities are integral to solarpunk, with greenhouses, ideal farming spaces, shaded hanging irrigation systems, round-the-year farming when feasable, and maybe even large scale community gardens, but I’m drawing a blank on what else can be done. Communal farming equipment sharing? Solar panels on greenhouses? How do we bridge the gaps between the solarpunk cities and the farming and green space created and required by these cities? Where do we draw the lines between modern environmentally friendly, efficient farming and the questionable factory farming? How can we strike the balances between efficiency and humanity?
I love the idea behind environmentally friendly sustainable pearl farming. There is a very special pearl being produced in the Americas, Mexico specifically and I won’t give away what special property makes these pearls are unique. I’ll let you do the research, but if you are a pearl fan it is well worth it (and cool). They are called Sea of Cortez Pearls. These pearls are rare and production is limited each year.
Version 4.0 Harvest Moon: (M)FoMT - True Love Edition
The latest version of everyone’s favorite gay-friendly farming simulator is here! If you haven’t heard by now, the True Love Edition switches the player characters from the GBA games Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town and Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town. This means that, for the first time, all you farm-girls can date and marry all the gorgeous ladies of Mineral Town, and all you farm-boys can date and marry all the dorks who wear strange headgear with their tuxedos…
This version is mostly a bunch of bug fixes in both the original game and the TLE edition. Characters no longer spout random bits of German/Japanese, and many item names and spelling mistakes were corrected. While I couldn’t quite fix all of them (some are notoriously difficult to test), this version should be very close to the final version of the game.
I want to thank everyone for sending in bug reports. They helped greatly, and I managed to hammer out all the kinks. I also want to thank who have been making tumblr posts about their game progress. Reading your blog entries really put a smile on my face. I, of course, want to thank everyone who has sent kind words in my inbox. I don’t really get to answer all of them (mostly because I’m terrible at the whole blogging thing), but all your messages make me smile uncontrollably.
Without further ado, it’s time to fall in love all over again!
This wil be a cc-free lot, but I’m very slow. Because I do not use money cheats on my gameplay, I’ve to wait way too long before they get their coins. A single window is a pain in the ass, because they’re all so expensive *sob* I move most of Pietra and Akaï stuff in the backyard. I still need to add a lot of details on the exterior before furnish it.
I’ll take better screenshots when I’m done because my computer is crazy and old (but I do love him). Interior will be mainly furnish with wood textures. Pietra is working hard on the wood-working table and I put every items on her inventory. Same goes for the fish collection of Akaï. I want something cosy and warm. Finger cross Pietra write some best-sellers or something…
So here I am, somehow already sitting at my desk on an insanely rainy & windy Monday morning, with but a brief memory of this past weekend’s festivities… and… of course… a million photos.
I think this past weekend was my favourite one of 2015… sunshine, celebrations, long walks, delicious food, friends, horse riding, farmer’s markets and more. Start to finish it was packed with festivities!
Friday night, after my company’s Town Hall (quarterly update) where I presented(!), I zoomed to Libretto in the east end, to meet three friends to celebrate a new, awesome job my dear friend Courtney (#proudfriend).
We celebrated over wine & pizza until the restaurant kicked us out, and I couldn’t be happier for her to start a dream job!
Saturday morning I woke up early, and once again headed to the east end to meet a colleague/work-friend. We planned on going for a long walk, with the end goal being Brickwork’s (a large brick quarry now turned into a cool, urban farmer’s market, and a cultural center with a focus on the environment.)
It was a gorgeous day, and the perfect time of year to go - everything was open, but the crowds weren’t there yet…
We dined on a patio for lunch, where I ate the most delicious, yet insanely expensive ($22!) eggs benedict ,and walked around the farmer’s market trying cheese, and taking photos, and enjoying the day.
After Brickworks we headed back downtown, and lay in the sun in Riverdale Park. The sun felt more than glorious as it sunk into our skin, and I lay there debating whether I should apartment hunt in this area of the city… because it’s ah-mazing.
Saturday evening went by in a blur, perhaps because of the cocktails, or perhaps because I was so excited to be seeing a group of friends from my Queen’s days. Sarah was in town from NYC, so we sat in a booth for hours at Linwood Essentials in the west end, and caught up over cocktails that came with little love notes for entertainment.
The sunshine continued on Sunday, so I hopped in my (rented) car, and zoomed north to the fields for a gallivant. It was a little windy, but when the wind stopped, and the sun warmed my face, it was perfection and made me yearn for hot summer days.
After riding I popped by my parent’s house for a quick lunch date, and then zoomed back to the city to see little Lily. It’s been less than a week since I’ve seen her, but suddenly she was so big… and walking on her own… and had teeth!
And then, because Sunday wasn’t over yet, we headed to Riverdale Farm (a little petting zoo in the city!) to see all the farm animals. As it’s spring, there are so many baby animals, so if you’re in the city and need a fun (free!) activity for kids, I highly recommend it.
There are baby goats and sheep and bunnies. A very friendly farm cat that loves to be pet, and horses and cows and pigs and chickens. Lily and I were both mesmerized by all the little animals playing.
My goal was to then go for a 5k run a long the lake, but the temperature had dropped, and the wind had picked up, so I skipped my run with the goal of going this evening.
And on that note, for the past three weeks I’ve worked out four times each week (two runs, two body pump classes), so yup, that’s exciting. It’s made me feel sooooo much better about everything - as I’m going to bed earlier, am way more tidy, have way more energy for things, so yup… it’s good. Life is good.