i love any kind of animal

Deconstructed sushi bowls for lunch today 😍  Short grain brown rice, a bed of mesclun salad, cucumber, crispy seaweed, lime, broccoli, crispy tofu marinated in tahini, soy sauce and lemon juice and sautéed mushrooms, garnished with pickled ginger, spring onion, baked sesame seeds and avocado swirls because is it even possible for me to serve a savoury dish without avocado?😂😂 ✨ The right avocado kind of looks like a heart hehe 💚  Really enjoying playing with my food on uni break, as much as I love the food they give me at my college let’s just say not the most aesthetically pleasing 😂 sending lots of love as always, always keen to answer any questions you have my inbox is pretty empty right now :) -Zoe xx

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college boyfriend!minghao

Originally posted by mountean

  • bless the cutie that requested animal shelter volunteer minghao, i ended up meshing it with another request for college bf!minghao bc i can do whatever i want
  • sfklasjd jk jk
  • now, minghao has always had a strong connection with animals
  • ever since he was a kid, he always just had this intense empathy for animals, so much so that it kind of drove his parents crazy???
  • like minghao would grieve for hours if he accidentally stepped on a bug, or he’d take a whole hour out of his morning when he knows he has to get to school just to help a momma dog and her pups get somewhere safe away from traffic
  • i mean the boy just loves animals to death
  • loves them more than humans tbh
  • so it’s no surprise that minghao became an avid animal shelter volunteer from high school well into his college career

Keep reading

  • Sherlock: For the last time Mary, I am not interested in having any romantic relationship!
  • Mary: But yo-
  • Sherlock: Mary it is not my forte and even if it were a 5ft something, brown haired, brown eyed, animal-loving, kind, interested in dead bodies, intelligent, insightful, beautiful, and strong woman could never love an arse, like me, wholeheartedly.
  • Mary: You just described Molly.
  • Sherlock: What? No, I didn't.
  • Rosie: *Nodding eagerly* Sherly did!!
  • Mary: Yah. You did.
  • Sherlock: No I didn't.
  • John: Yup I heard you. You did.
  • Lestrade: Me too.
  • Mycroft: Me three.
  • Mrs. Hudson: *coming up the stairs with biscuits* I did as well!
  • Mama Holmes: My hearing may be going but I concur.
  • Donovan: Gotta agree with your family, freak.
  • Anderson: *appearing from behind the kitchen wall, waving and grinning*
BTS reacing to their S/O having to hug something to fall asleep

Requested by; anon

Hey can i have a reaction of bts where you would always have to hug something so you can go to sleep?

Jin

“You could just use me as your pillow instead of your stuffed animals or your huge pillow. Come here; let’s sleep together.”

Suga

“Only now I realise that you always hug something, you’re adorable. C’mon; I’ll be hugging you back now, you need to sleep.”

J-Hope

“Really!? That’s so cute! Take one of my hoodies, I’ll join you later so you can cling onto me!”

Rapmonster

“Good; we can be clingy together, I like hugs and I love you so that’s a perfect combination, isn’t it?”

Jimin

“Seriously, can you get any cuter than you already are? Want me to be the big spoon or the little spoon?”

Taehyung

“Here; have these stuffed animals, then you’re kind of my stuffed animal because I’m the big spoon and I’m not letting you claim my name!”

Jungkook

“Come~, let’s cuddle then shall we? Don’t look at me like that; I love cuddles, okay? As long as I’m the big spoon, I’m good.”

Since last year’s 365 days of journaling was so successful here’s a new one to complete in 2016!

Feel free to share and tag me in anything you upload for me to have a nose at - although this is not necessary. Enjoy!

1. Do you believe in New Year resolutions? If so what are your resolutions for this year?
2. Review of 2015
3. How could you help others this year?
4. How can you help yourself this year?
5. What do you want to achieve this year?
6. List ways to succeed personally this year.
7. Your personality traits.
8. List ways to treat yourself this year.
9. Describe your sense of humor.
10. Is your family supportive?
11. List 6 things you love about Winter.
12. Compare your present self to your past self.
13. Would you want to live in a city, suburb or in the country?
14. How would you like to be remembered?
15. Your star sign.
16. Write about a recent adventure or travels.
17. What are your three largest priorities?
18. Write a letter to someone you need to forgive.
19. My goal tomorrow is…
20. My strengths are …
21. Technology – good or bad?
22. What’s your motto?
23. List words you most overuse.
24. What have you sacrificed?
25. Spirit animal?
26. What makes you unique?
27. List the worst books you’ve read.
28. Would you want to grow up in the public eye?
29. How much self-control do you have?
30. What are your best character traits?
31. List ten simple short goals for this month.
32. What emotion dominates your life lately?
33. Who made you feel good this week?
34. I want to always remember….
35. Do you believe in ghosts?
36. What hurts today?
37. In your imagination, what will the world be like in 50 years?
38. List of flowers.
39. List five acts you feel guilty about.
40. Walking in the rain is…
41. Did your parents sacrifice for you?
42. The things that make me laugh the hardest are…
43. How do you feel about your appearance?
44. How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?
45. List of favourite drinks.
46. Have you ever lost something valuable?
47. Ten ways I show those I love that I care are…
48. Do you like exercise?
49. What does forgiveness mean to you?
50. Dream job.
51. Recipe for a perfect night in.
52. List 10 things you love about yourself.
53. What you know about the day you were born? Tell any family stories that were told to you.
54. Summarise today using no more than forty four words.
55. A memory you wish you could forget?
56. Favourite colour?
57. Receipts of things you’ve bought this week.
58. List ten things that scare you about getting old?
59. Where do you escape to?
60. ‘I wish I could’ list.
61. Describe visits to your grandparents’ home.
62. Books or E-Books?
63. How do you feel about commitment in general?
64. What do you think is the greatest invention? Why?  
65. List 5 actresses.
66. Describe your parents’ philosophy of raising children: discipline, rules and outlook.
67. I wish there were no more…..
68. Favourite family story?
69. Do/did you like school?
70. Your proudest moment.
71. 10 television shows.
72. If you had only one wish, what would you wish for?
73. Where is home for you?
74. Favourite restaurant?
75. Five Things I’ve Forgiven People For and Why.
76. List 6 things you love about Spring.
77. How do you like to be romanced?
78. How do you indulge yourself?
79. What is your favourite Saturday activity?
80. What famous world festivals would you like to attend?
81. Are you a wallflower?
82. How well do you take criticism?
83. Did you have a favourite blanket or toy? Tell about it.
84. List 5 actors.
85. Describe a typical day in school.
86. List 3 things that went wrong today.
87. How would you describe yourself?
88. What do you like best about your home?
89. What makes you a good person?
90. What did you most enjoy doing this week?
91. Do you let people in?
92. Tell about your favourite aunt or uncle. Were you close? What do you remember most?
93. How do you stand out from the crowd?
94. Which quality best describes your life–exciting, organised, dull–and why?
95. I want to forget…
96. Write a fan letter to your favourite actor/actress.
97. What historical figure do you most identify with?
98. My worst experience today was …
99. Whose advice do you seek in times of need?
100. Something you have always felt was missing in your life
101. Name one thing you always wanted to do, but haven’t.  What has prevented you from doing it?
102. Helplessness: that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins. When did you last feel like that –- and what did you do about it?
103. Favourite activities.
104. Do you feel lovable?
105. Review a book.
106. Today I overheard…
107. You karaoke/shower song.
108. Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?
109. A list of questions you would like to ask future you.
110. Go to the nearest window. Look out for a full minute. Write about what you saw.
111. Write about your school life, your grades, what you wish you had done differently.
112. List favourite desserts.
113. How important is loyalty to you?
114. List 15 characters from movies.
115. Your most embarrassing moment.
116. What’s on your calendar for tomorrow?
117. Best decision you’ve made?
118. ‘Things to try’ list.
119. Rainy days or sunshine adventures?
120. What would you do if money were no object?
121. Who do you relate with the most – your mother or father?
122. I’m thankful for…
123. Write about regrets you may have.
124. Create a moodboard that reflects today’s feelings.
125. Ten things you hold most dear.
126. Who was your first crush and what made them special?
127. When have you felt lonely?
128. Your most satisfying victory.
129. Something you have always felt was missing in your life
130. Write a letter to someone who believed in you even when you didn’t believe in yourself.
131. What does being a friend means to you?
132. How would you change the world to make it better?
133. What’s the most surreal experience you’ve ever had?
134. Favourite childhood memory?
135. Are you an emotional person?
136. A-Z list of favourite things.
137. When was the last time someone gave you butterflies?
138. Write about turning points in your life – what would be different now if you had made a different choice.
139. Is physical attraction important to you?
140. Is money important to you?
141. Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.
142. Do you have/want any tattoos? Their meaning?
143. What did you learn this week?
144. Who are your heroes?
145. List 3 things that went right today.
146. How do you feel during a thunderstorm?
147. Do you forgive things easily?
148. Write about lost friendships.
149. My weaknesses are …
150. Favourite emoticons.
151. Are you more like your mother or father?
152. Night or day?
153. List of countries to visit.
154. Describe the area you live in.
155. A secret no one knows.
156. List of favourite languages.
157. List of favourite designers.
158. What qualities do you want in a romantic partner?
159. Research and find a new poem today.
160. List 5 things you hate/dislike.
161. Write something inspired by a recent dream you had.
162. What excuses keep me stuck?
163. Your lucky number?
164. List 5 animals.
165. Tell us about something you know you should do … but don’t.
166. Favourite animation movie.
167. Do you apologise too much?
168. List of things that stress you.
169. Favourite recipe?
170. When was the last time someone told you they were proud of you?
171. Favourite places visited.
172. Write about your childhood.
173. If your life had a soundtrack, like a movie, what songs would you include? Why?
174. Optimist or pessimist?
175. Take any poem or short story you find anywhere. Rewrite it in your own words.
176. How do you feel when you’re leaving home on vacation?
177. Open up a dictionary to a random word. Define what that word means to you.
178. List restaurants to visit.
179. Choose an animal. Write about it!
180. Write a celebrity crush list.
181. What are you afraid of? Why?
182. Five things I love about relationships…
183. Close your eyes and imagine the kind of world you would like to see.  What is it like?
184. My best experience today was …
185. ‘Books to read’ list.
186. What does religion mean to you?
187. ‘Rainy day’ list.
188. The biggest challenge you’ve faced?
189. Your favourite instrument (to play/listen to)?
190. List of fears.
191. List of everything you’d like to say yes to.
192. Favourite pieces of art.
193. My worst experience today was …
194. Ten things that scare you about getting old?
195. List the cheesiest jokes you know.
196. When you look in the mirror, what do you see?
197. A character that you relate to.
198. List toys from your childhood.
199. What talents do you have?
200. List of unhealthy habits.
201. What is your favourite sound?
202. List things that make you feel safe.
203. Find an image in a magazine that reflects your current emotional status.
204. List 8 music artists.
205. When have you experienced heartbreak?
206. I feel most energized when…
207. List things that make you laugh.
208. Choose – Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games or Maze Runner?
209. List the 5 most expensive things you’ve bought.
210. Receipts from today.
211. If you could become an expert in any subject or activity, what would it be?
212. List of rituals.
213. Favourite authors.
214. List hobbies.
215. So far I’ve learned these lessons about life …
216. What’s the funniest thing that happened to you this week?
217. A moodboard of patterns.
218. Using 10 words, describe yourself.
219. Movie review.
220. What are your thoughts on camping?
221. What’s one thing you’d change about your appearance if you could? What’s one character trait you’d change?
222. What would your perfect day be like?
223. A fictional place you wish you could visit?
224. List of websites.
225. Favourite menu.
226. What are things you can do in 15 minutes or less that improve your mood?
227. Favourite fast food.
228. If you could get the answer to any question, what would you ask?
229. List things you find beautiful.
230. Describe your alter ego — someone who is your exact opposite.
231. 3 pieces of advice for past you?
232. What is your mission in life?
233. If you could go back and relive one day of your life, which day would it be and why?
234. What would you do if you could travel into the past?
235. What is the one thing you feel always brings out the good in people?
236. A quote that inspires you.
237. What relationships matter the most to you? How can you maintain and improve them?
238. What is your favourite room in your home and why?
239. Do you believe in the afterlife?
240. ‘Inside my bag’ list.
241. How often do you leave your comfort zone?
242. I am happiest when…
243. Cold or hot?
244. Do you believe one person can change the world?
245. Describe a time when you were brave.
246. Favourite Games List.
247. I’ve been putting off…
248. List ways to relieve stress?
249. When do you feel underappreciated?
250. Define your personal style.
251. List 8 things that you enjoy.
252. Did a teacher ever have a profound effect on you?
253. Three things I value about myself are….
254. Random Facts About Me List
255. What role do you play in your family?
256. List sports you love/hate.
257. What would the title of your biography be and why?
258. A promise you have broken?
259. List the emotions you’ve felt today.
260. What effect does music have on you?
261. Favourite poem.
262. Doodle here.
263. Favourite piece of jewellery.
264. List 15 characters from books.
265. Are you hard on yourself?
266. Summarise the day in one sentence.
267. If and when I raise children, I’ll never…
268. Write about your first kiss.  Was it everything you wished or hoped it would be?
269. Book review.
270. What does family mean to you?
271. Your favourite photo of you.
272. List of things that annoy you.
273. How productive are you?
274. What was the title of the last book you read?
275. List 6 things you love about Summer.
276. Doodle here.
277. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
278. What did you learn today?  What did you learn yesterday?
279. Shuffle your iPod, list first 10 ten songs.
280. Make a list of 30 things that make you smile.
281. I couldn’t imagine living without…
282. What would you do if you could travel into the future?
283. Quotes that ignite something in you?
284. I really wish others knew this about me…
285. Your biggest achievement?
286. I feel happiest in my skin when…
287. Organised or organised chaos?
288. List of everything you’d like to say no to.
289. Who inspires you?
290. List your top 10 movies.
291. Write the words you need to hear.
292. List your responsibilities.
293. What is your favourite holiday? What makes this holiday special?
294. Why you get up in the morning.
295. Tea or coffee? Why? Favourites?
296. What do you want to know about yourself?
297. List of House Rules
298. The biggest headline of today and your feelings on it.
299. My best birthday was…
300. List of things that make you worry.
301. Land or Sea?
302. My imaginary friend growing up was…
303. List 10 songs.
304. What is your passion?
305. What kind of day have you had, and why?
306. List of favourite subjects at school.
307. Most romantic date you’ve been on?
308. Tell about an event in your life that has caused a change in you.
309. Best thing that’s happened this month?
310. What’s the Most Memorable Thing You Ever Got in the Mail?
311. List of friends’ names.
312. What are your most prized possessions?
313. Favourite type of weather?
314. Who has had the most impact on your life?
315. List of favourite snacks.
316. What song have you listened to today?
317. List 6 things you love about Autumn.
318. Your feelings on war.
319. What are all your thoughts on god?
320. Make a list of 15 escapes you would like to indulge in.
321. What is a mistake people often make about you?
322. What makes you a bad person?
323. How your parents met.
324. What kind of day are you having, and why?
325. Favourite family photo?
326. I was most angry when…
327. List 10 skills you bring to a work environment.
328. What were your favourite picture books when you were younger?
329. A-Z list of things you’d like to try.
330. If you have brothers or sisters, how are you similar to them or different from them? What about with your friends?
331. What song was No.1 when you were born?
332. List of favourite childhood shows.
333. Do you follow fashion trends?
334. Your favourite season?
335. Can you be alone with yourself?
336. List of favourite magazines.
337. Your beliefs about Karma.
338. What’s something you disagree with about the way you were raised?
339. Growing up, what did you really want but never received.
340. Favourite lyrics?
341. Is love at first sight possible?
342. List 12 shops.
343. Have you ever been in love?
344. Favourite month of the year?
345. Do you have any family traditions?
346. Is Christmas a big holiday to you and your family?
347. Favourite Christmas images.
348. Who is someone you miss?
349. List of names you will by buying gifts for this year.
350. What are you planning to buy as a gift this year?
351. What’s the best gift you’ve ever given?
352. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
353. When did you stop believing in Santa?
354. Favourite Christmas song?
355. What are your initial thoughts when you hear the word ‘Christmas’?
356. Your Christmas shopping list?
357. Favourite Christmas song?
358. Favourite Christmas memory?
359. What does Christmas mean to you now?
360. How was your Christmas?
361. Do you celebrate Boxing day?
362. Would you change anything about this year?
363. List things you’ve learnt this year?
364. What have you achieved this year?
365. What do you want to achieve next year?
366. Things I am looking forward to next year…

One thing I’d love to see more breeders in the reptile industry normalise is quarantining new animals.
It seems to be a kind of unspoken thing where saying you bought an animal from someone & then quarantining it is like possibly accusing that breeder of having unhealthy animals. Has anyone else noticed that?

To me, I think it’s just good practise to quarantine any new animals as though they were potentially contagious. I mean hey, even if the breeder sent off a healthy animal, it could have picked something up in transit, especially if it were bought at a show or expo. If I were to potentially sell a gecko I’d bred someday & during its quarantine spell the new owner noticed something wrong & let me know I’d be grateful (& a little ashamed probably!) - if I’d missed something with my animals & something were wrong I’d now have the opportunity to fix it. I’ve been thinking of buying fecal float tests so I can check each new animal I get as they come in, but I need to do more research & find out how accurate they are & what exactly they test for.

So many animals end up resold a few times throughout their lives in this hobby, think of how many times it would have potentially been exposed to something! Even established breeders need to occasionally buy in fresh genes, there’s a constant flow of animals through most collections.
I still see many breeders pairing new animals almost as soon as they arrive because they’re excited for new eggs or they want to feel reimbursed for what they spent on the parent animal as soon as possible. Either way it just isn’t worth the risk, & whatever you spent on the new animal, it’s definitely a better idea not to risk having to treat all the animals in your care by exposing them.
What do you guys think?

randomaccdeactived0  asked:

Hello! I love this blog, and have been meaning to ask something. I've been looking for a career that will let me work with animals. Options I've found so far include zookeeper, dog trainer, pet groomer, shelter worker, animal fostering, and wildlife rehab. I think any oppotunity to work in a zoo environment would be amazing - even caring for "petting zoo" type animals. What kind of college courses or fields would you recommend studying? Is there anything VERY IMPORTANT? Anything to avoid?

For a lot of animal-based careers, there’s not a specific undergraduate degree that’s more important than any other unless you’re looking to go into grad school. Even then, I think biology/zoology/marine bio/other animal related science undergrads are pretty interchangeable - it matters more what your graduate work is in. For undergrad, I know people all over the field that have degrees in psychology and conservation science and education and even art. So in terms of credentials an animal science degree will look good, but as long as you have an undergraduate degree at all you can probably make it work.

Hands on experience is probably the most important thing, even over specific classes. Volunteering and interning in the areas you hope to work in is what opens the door to jobs in the animal world, far more than academics. If you’ve got the chance to take classes in your area of interest, do, but if there’s nothing directly relating to it don’t panic and just go find a way to get involved. It’ll likely be unglamorous work, lots of cleaning - that’s how everyone gets started unless you’re doing research - but it shows employers you’re invested and trustworthy and able to do the job.

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anonymous asked:

An AU where les amis are cats LOL

I cannot believe this but you know what? Lets do it.

  • Enjolras likes to climb on the tallest piece of furniture in any given room
  • Courf is the most excitable animal ever. Really distracted by laser pointers
  • Ferre will find the sunshine in every room and lie in it. always.
  • R is the laziest animal but very very cuddly. loves being on people’s laps
  • Joly only has three legs and is uncomfortable with being stroked but will sit next to you as a show of affection. 
  • Bossuet is that cat who runs into doors and falls of things. The kind of cat that makes you question if you have a poltergeist in the house. Despite this, he will follow you everywhere. Also is a sphinx cat. wrinkly boy.
  • Jehan is very chill but uses their adorableness to get food whenever they want it. sly piece of shit i love them
  • Bahorel is scratched up and likes to fight other cats but mostly to protect his friends
  • Feuilly is deaf and old but full of energy. likes to sleep in people’s beds

+

  • Marius has anxiety and hides under couches a lot but when everything is quiet and chill he will slowly warm to you until eventually he is flopped over your neck
  • Cosette struts around like she’s perfect so you barely even notice the scar that she got from defending herself against the neighbours’ spaniel
  • Eponine… hisses a lot? Will hiss at you if you reach out to pet her but actually if you just carry on and pet her she will melt against your touch and roll over instantly
  • Chetta has learned to open the fridge. She won’t share the secret but will bring other cats food

I actually cant believe this but here we go also - check out @les-cats

Fighting the “new animal” itch

I think this is something that most keepers have struggled with at one time or another. Getting a new animal is just so thrilling that it’s easy to get caught up in the “oh just one more won’t hurt” mentality, until the moment that “just one more” is suddenly too much and you’re in over your head.

So today I thought I would just share some of my personal tricks for staving off the “new animal itch” when it strikes.

1) Recognize and set limits for yourself before you reach them. It helps if you can identify what your biggest limiting factors are (space, money, time, personal stress level, etc). For example right now my partner and I’s biggest limiting factors are space and time, so even though we may have the money for more animals we are avoiding getting any that would cut into our limited free time and herp-room space.

2) If you are trying to avoid getting new animals (whether indefinitely or until you have more space, time, money, etc) tell other people so they can hold you accountable.

3) Focus on upgrading enclosures or otherwise improving the lives of the animals you already have (or just streamlining your care of them). For me researching and implementing new diet plans or planning new enclosures (or upgrades of existing ones) can be just as exciting as planning to bring a new animal home. Instead of getting a new lizard maybe start breeding feeders so you can more cheaply and easily feed the ones you already have. Instead of a new snake start planning a naturalistic enclosure for the one that’s in a bare bones enclosure. Having an animal-related-but-not-a-new-animal project to focus on really helps me.

4) Make a “save for later” list of animals you really want to keep someday. This may seem counter-intuitive, but it helps me to just put an animal on the list and say “I can’t keep it in my current situation, but I’m putting it on this list to save it for later”. It also helps me remember that just because I can keep something right now doesn’t mean I should; even if I have the resources to keep a lower maintenance species right now I should hold off because it might later prevent me from having the resources to keep one of my dream species.

5) This is a big one: GET RID OF OLD UNUSED ENCLOSURES. Nothing is more tempting than having an empty tank lying around just waiting to be filled with something. Unless it’s a one-of-a-kind enclosure that you’ll never be able to find again just sell it or give it away.

I would love to hear any other helpful advice you guys have on this subject!

anonymous asked:

I love your animal ears and tails?? they're so cute??? do you have any tips for drawing them o: !! I would really appreciate a few pointers, i really look up to your art :D regardless have a good day!

hi, thanks for the message!! I’m kind of bad at explaining things but here’s how I do it

for ears: big triangles along the top of the head (make sure they follow the curve of the head to be more convincingly attached) and then fluff inside the ear in all sorts of directions

for the tail: I usually draw a nice S-curve and then pile on the fluff around it

and finally

…I have no advice for him I’m sorry

haha anyway I hope this helped a little? feel free to send me a more in-depth ask if you were looking for something specific C: have a good day!!

What I like about your sign?

I’m a Gemini by the way.

Aries: I love Aries so much, they’re just all round amazing. Like they've got this ability to just go their own way and lead people, truly admirable. Also, they’ve got this personality that I personally think is so hot  like you can be a complete asshole but you’re a kind hearted asshole whose kind just looking out for yourself and everyone that you love. Okay so you my gentle asshole needs to be my friend okay? You’re like Heath Ledgers character in 10 things I hate about you man.

Taurus: Lemme tell you, that you sir are fascinating because you’re rather opinionated, like I’d literally sit for hours and have debates with you honestly. I love Taurus people as they’re always there for you whether it’s a mid-life crisis or you’re just out of food. Also, you’re super chill and it relaxes me, kinda calms me down when I’m around you guys. SO yes, much love for you babies. You’re like that guy/girl whose asleep and everyone thinks they don’t know what’s going on. But turns out you do know what’s going on and you’re uber charming. 

Gemini: I love everything about you because we’re the same. Bat-shit crazy and amazing. All my love. I can’t say too much I’ll sound biased, whoops. 

Cancer: Cancers, you’re my buddies. You help me in life man, you’re all just so sweet. I’d just hug you all one by one. I love how you’re all about family and sticking it out with people, it’s great. I wish I was like you. I wish I loved as hard as you guys do man because it’s honestly so beautiful and novel worthy. You guys are that cute kid who doesn’t say much but when you do everyone’s like “holy shit let me hold you you’re so cute”

Leo: I’m gonna start off by saying, literally all my best friends are Leos. I love Leos so much, they’re so sassy and like “yes I’m hot, fight me” and that to me is like yes, you slay baby girl. Also, ya’ll bitches are some loyal as hell, you’re ability to stand with people throughout anything is phenomenal. Also, I’d like to give a shout-out to all the Leos who holy the other crazy ass signs hands and tell them when they need to pipe down and get their crap together. It’s probably because of you that most of your friends with other signs are still alive right now tbh. You go Leos, you keep milking everything you can outta life. 

Virgo: Beyonce. Virgos are the bomb, they’re so driven and focused and literally don’t stop till they’ve got what they wanted. Teach me your ways cause you’re all mad successful and amazing at whatever it is you’re doing. I’m jealous tbh. I know I can always count on my Virgo babes to tell me what is really up, you feel me? You guys inspire me to get off my lazy ass and do something with my life and you’re also the people that are there for a cute warm hug and pick you up when you’re down. SO MUCH THANKS. 

Libra: When I think of Virgos I think of endless partying and junk food on one day and crazy studying and working-out the next. Shout-out to all the Libras who taught me how I gotta balance shit out in my life. You guys are such peace makers, many thanks for doing you babe. I love how you can just kill arguments and handle things in such a classy way. I would straight up beat a bitch but you guys just hash things out civilly with the ability to beat a bitch and that’s great, fabulous. Also, lastly you guys literally have some of the best date ideas and I’d volunteer myself as a tribute. 

Scorpio: Okay, you know Scorpios are mad sexual and can literally make anything they do sexy okay. I’m attracted to you so much, it’s wow. And I dunno if this is all Scorpios but my friends have dated a few and I have so, you guys get like crazy jealous and then kind just jealous make-out and its amazing. You’re so talented in that area, you need an award. But you’re also so smart and like to do all these new things, I could spend hours with you and not regret a thing. Also, you’re always so sweet to other people. You also have a jackass but nice cutie thing going on and people love it ok. YOU GO BOO! 

Sagittarius: Have you ever been in need of a good, fun cheering up? Well go to a Sag because they’re optimistic and always ready for a goof time. I love Sag, I love chilling with because you’re so energetic I feel like I don’t have to hold back. And I’m not the only one who is able to let loose and be free around you. You’re such a fun little party animal. Also, if I was in a fight I’d definitely want you on my side because you can literally chop people in half with the words that come flying out of that mouth for hurting you or someone you care about. You’re a top bloke. Much love.  

Capricorn: Fear this person. Fear any Capricorn you meet, they’re like the whole package. Your self-confidence is wow, even if I didn’t think you were amazing, I’d still think you’re amazing. You catch my drift? You’re so sweet and kind to people, people just tend to always love ya. You know what to do when to do and you let loose but also you know how to responsible and not go home with a sleezy guy from the bar just cause you’ve had too many shots. This makes sense so… I love how to tend to love the classics and how you keep every single little even in that beautiful brain of yours. Wow, I’m gonna stop before I fall in love. 

Aquarius: You know how in movies there’s always that one person who does things different and people kinda make em out to be a bad-ass with no future. BUT in fact you’re so frekin’ intelligent and hot with a hint of dorkiness and it’s a perfect combo. You’re like a breath of fresh air, that makes people want to know more. For me? I’d definitely run away with you because Aquas tend to have such a different outlook in life, it’s attractive. You’re the type of people I dream about travelling the world with. You’re just so exciting and not everything has to be dead blank serious, you just go you’re way and it’s fairly admirable. I love you so much. If you’re an Aqua hit me up ;) 

Pisces:  Little weirdos with zest and so much spirit for life. You’re kind of like a run on the edge of a sun lit lake. You’re so full of love and life, you keep everyone together because you’re the glue of almost every group you’re in. People love hanging out with you, it’s calming and you’re just so easy to get along with! One of my besties are a pisces and I can literally talk to her about anything I’m going through and she knows exactly how to make me feel better because she’s just so warm and loving. Guys you’re all gifted and any Pisces lemme know who you are because I like hugs from Pisces you cute teddies! 

anonymous asked:

do you have any AUs for animal shape-shifters? (especially OTP Fluff)

aaaaa! i love shapeshifters! and i can certainly try anon :^)

  • when you told me you were a shape-shifter i was imagining some kind of badass wolf… a turtle is definitely not what i had in mind.
  • what is it with you and your hatred of dogs?? like, seriously. i bet your spirit animal is a cat or something… 
    • I KNEW IT
  • now that i think about it calling you a son-of-a-bitch was a bit insensitive
  • “you suck at surprises.”
    “really? what gave it away?”
    “your ears.”
    “…..DAMNIT. THEY HAVE A MIND OF THEIR OWN I SWEAR.”
    • “i don’t know how but you always manage to hear everything i say! even if i’m whispering! are you part elephant or something???”
      “yes, actually.”
  • note to self: do not give significant other chocolate, as it is poisonous to their canine side and they will die. 
    • (or just vomit for the next 12 hours….either is equally bad)
  • “hey are you busy? wanna hang out?”
    “i can’t. [so’s name] got fleas/ticks/worms. im pretending to take them to the park but really im taking them to the vet.”
  • you howling at the moon was cute the first 35 times you did but now it’s just annoying, FOR GOD’S SAKE LET ME SLEEP.
  • this is the third time this week you’ve destroyed our furniture in your sleep…. see this is why we can’t have nice things !!
  • please know that when we ask what is your favourite animal, we take it as a personal insult. so no, there really is no answer to that question.
    • seriously? wolves? wolves are SUCH dicks!!
  • i’m not throwing the stick… no, no listen. i’m NOT throwing the stick again!! … NORMAL COUPLES DON’T DO THIS.
    • WELL I’M SORRY WE’RE NOT A NORMAL COUPLE NOW THROW THE STI— …. i broke the stick again.
  • i don’t know why we bother buying you new clothes because every single time you decide to embrace your animal side you rip them. please, just remember next time to take your clothes off beforehand.
    • “wait, how come you only rip your shirts?? technically wouldn’t your trousers rip too??”
      “animal-logic man. i don’t make the rules.”
  • how do we explain to our friends just how we managed to end up in the middle of the woods with little to no clothes and covered in mud….no that’s disgusting - what the fuck, people do that???
  • don’t do puppy eyes, i hate when you do puppy eyes… stop! no! i’m not falling for it this time!
    • ugh, fine.
  • since when did you know so much about lizards/birds/rabbits/etc. ?
  • you could have picked literally A N Y animal in the world to get us out of this shitty situation, and you decided to become that?? i don’t even know what you are right now!!

I may be cute, but I am not a trend. I require a lot of time, work and patience. I require being held by my owner for roughly an hour a day. I require a good quality cat food diet. I require a lightless heat set up to keep me from hibernating, which is fatal for my species. I require a hide. I require a large space filled with lots of toys. I require a clean wheel every single night. I require a bath every week to two weeks. I require an exotic vet (so having me in a state where I am illegal is bad–I need a vet that works with my needs). I require a good amount of exercise, so a walk outside (without a lead of ANY kind) is good as well as a 12" wheel. I require to be loved by my owners. Yes, I pose for cute photos and make weird noises, but I, like any animal, have specific needs. I am not a rodent. I am not a hamster, and should never be compared to one. I am a hedgehog. Not a trend.

Transcript of David's interview on Alice @97.3

Jane: There is a perception of you as a very private person.  What is that you love enough, what is it that you get out of it enough that makes continuing being a public person even though you don’t love that part, worth it to you?

David: I don’t mind going to parties. I like parties. I think that’s a correct assumption about me, but what’s always attracted me about acting, or writing, directing or even music is just kind of just an idea of self-expression or being involved in a creative endeavor that is always kinda of reaching for some kind of perfection and always falling short necessarily because there’s no perfection in any of this. I really like the collaborative. All of us reaching towards some kind of a goal to make this the best show or the best movie or the funniest thing, best scene, funniest scene, best song, whatever, great song, and move on. I’m like a perfectionist in the moment and I can easily move on from something. So I feel like I’m always playing different games and that’s what I like and what I’ve always done and wanna keep doing. In terms of being a public person, I feel like recently politics is dominating everybody’s consciousness. It’s a really tough time, in a way, to be an artist. I feel more pressure now to be more public because I feel like there’s so much more at stake socially so I’m kinda wrestling with that idea.

David: The thing is that art and politics are opposed to one another. When politics goes into art it becomes propaganda. That’s exactly what it is. That’s why it’s strange for me when I see artists talking politics because as much as I understand the desire to have an effect and to help, to me politics is kinda what kills my art. If I wake up in the morning and I have to think about Trump one more time, it’s hard to write a song. It’s hard to think of beauty. So I’m kinda westling with that right now because, I, like everybody that I know, is kind of obsessed with what the hell is going on in the country right now so how do you make art right now? Is it stupid, is it silly of me to go and sing some *bleep* songs in San Francisco when the country is going to hell in a hand basket. I don’t know. Is it? Maybe. I don’t know. These are questions that are hard to answer right now.

Jane asks him if music was always something he was doing.

David: No, no it really kind of came out of… well, I’ve had a life long love of music and I’ve always played music and I’ve always had music playing wherever I lived, but never played guitar or any instrument really. Never sang, never wrote music, but about 6-7 years ago I decided to make better use of all the down time an actor has in a trailer and I was also going through a divorce at the time so I had a lot of time that I would’ve been with my kids, I had alone, and I had a lot of emotion, I had a lot of unresolved kind of stuff going on and I just found that strumming a guitar, as cliche, it’s like the guy in animal house, I gave my love a cherry. Well luckily I was alone because I certainly deserved to have the guitar smashed.

Jane asks if he hired a teacher or watched YouTube videos.

David: What I did was I would look up songs that I liked and then I’d look up the chord progressions and then I would learn those chords and I did a very, very actory-tricky thing where, this is probably the 5th or 6th year of Californication, I came back to the producers and I said, “Hey I think Hank Moody takes guitar lessons.” So they had to pay for me and this wonderful guy named Carlos Calbo started teaching me cause he had taught my daughter, my TV daughter on the show Madeleine Martin, he taught her to play guitar so I starting with him and the cheap actor that I am, I did the same thing on Aquarius. I said, “Sam Hodiak plays guitar.” So I continued to get free lessons. I should’ve said something like Sam Hodiak drives a Lambourghini, but I didn’t. Would’ve been smarter. But I didn’t.

David: I love the Bay Area. I love it. I wished I live there. My daughter, who’s going to Dartmouth next year, we visited Berkley cause that was a choice, but she got an early decision Dartmouth so she’s going there. But I was smitten with Berkeley and all of San Francisco really. I hope you make it to the show.

For @vavieddfan  Enjoy! My fingers are dead now cause the babe does talk a lot. But we love him for it. :D <3

Interview: Matthew J-B

Today we’re joined by Matthew J-B. Matthew is a wonderful artist who specializes in crafts. He does quite a bit of crafting, a little bit of everything in fact. He does crochet, sewing, yarn spinning as well as things like paper craft and duct tape craft. He even does some cooking. Matthew is an incredibly dedicated and enthusiastic artist, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to him for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about your art.

I craft.  I make everything that I know how to make.  I crochet, spin yarn, sew, sculpt, paper craft, duct tape craft, rainbow loom, paint, make bath products and cook.

What inspires you?

Mostly what makes me happy inspires me.  I create thing for friends, family (including my critters) and sometimes just for myself. My best friend is also a very good and positive muse.  They inspire me to create things to make people happy.  I am also inspired by my spirituality and my devotion to my path. I have a close connection to Hephaestus, god of artisans.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I grew up surrounded by all sorts of crafting materials.  My mother has always had crochet projects and my grandmother before her is a leader in her retirement communities crafting circles. 

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

I do work with a lot of bird and animal imagery in my paper crafts since my parrots are such a huge part of my life.  But as far as universal signatures in my work, not so much.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

Just keep making.  You will find a medium you click with and maybe that is the one you love but sometimes you will love the look of painting but be predisposed to being better at crochet.  Nowhere is it written you can’t do both!  You can diversify and work on both what you are good at and what you love.  You have enough creativity to do it all!

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I identify as a panromantic and probably asexual at this stage in my life but I am still exploring labels right now.  (I am also a somewhat fluid trans man which makes things just a little more complicated)

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

I have encountered a little since most of my crochet, spinning and scrapbooking is taught and expected of cis, straight women.  The expectation is to be creating for kids or a partner… whereas I have neither and don’t really want either.  But as far as outright prejudice, I have been lucky and most I come into contact with are understanding.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

That it is one or the other. Most people I have mentioned it to expect someone who is asexual to be entirely non-sexual, this simply isn’t the case.  I do have a sex drive… I just don’t want to do anything about it with anyone.

I have also encountered the concept that because I am not interested in a sexual partner I must have been sexually assaulted.  I am lucky that I have not been, and even if I had, that knowledge is not for public consumption.

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

Explore on your own terms. You don’t have to pick terms right away, you don’t have to ever pick labels if you don’t want to.  It is your life and your identity.  It is entirely up to you how much if anything you explain to others.

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

I post quite a bit to my Tumblr:  ravenbara.tumblr.com

I also have an Etsy shop where I share a lot of my crafts at www.etsy.com/shop/RavenBara

Thank you so much for listening to me ramble!  I hope you find your way.

Thank you, Matthew, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

How Glass Castings are Born (and how I killed a baby unicorn and accidentally made abstract sculpture in the process)

I’ve made a number of posts which hint at what I do with glass/the sort of art I make, but the process I usually work in - know as casting - is long and confusing. This is a ramble-y/technical post with lots of pictures, so I’m adding a ‘read more’ line so as to not clutter up anyone’s dash too terribly… But I will leave one hovering above that threshold. 

…Meet Frank.

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