i mean i will take care of them

I so do not understand the whole “I’m going to breed ball pythons because I want to make baby ball pythons” thing.

You shouldn’t breed just to breed- breed to better the animals.

It makes no sense to pair a single gene pastel to a normal- there are already normals and pastels being wholesaled to shops as feeder snakes for king snakes and cobras. Why are you adding to that???

Moreover, does “selective breeding” mean nothing to you??? Like you’re gonna take that dark brown pastel and breed it with a dark brown normal you’re gonna make more brown snakes. Why? Are you intentionally trying to make feeders snakes?

And I know what you’re thinking- “I can just give them away for free to people I know who will love and take care of them!”

Do you know what happens when you give animals away for free? People don’t want to pay for a proper set up. They don’t pay for vet care because they didn’t pay for the animal- they think if it dies then it doesn’t matter because they didn’t lose any money.

Freaking ACK. You don’t NEED to aimlessly breed ball pythons.

anonymous asked:

would it be weird if i tried to recreate your sims? i love them so much but i know they're pretty close to your heart and won't upload

ummmmmmm i mean i really can’t stop you from doing what you wanna do in private but if i just give you the go ahead i feel like that clears the path for others to hop on the bandwagon and take advantage of that but on the other hand do i really actually care that much, it’s not the end of the world

what i’m saying is i will turn around for an indefinite amount of time and u can do what u want behind my back ok

All the Little Headaches

Prompt fill for @youwillfindilluminating:

I’d love to see a fic where Karen takes care of Frank when he’s sick. And he tries to be all gruff and tough about it, but he really feels like shit. I’m a sucker for fluff like that.

Alternatively, a headache/migraine hurt/comfort would be cute? With either one of them in whatever role.

Here it is! I kind of mixed and matched, hopefully that’s ok!


Frank isn’t over all the time, he comes and goes. If he sits tight for more than a day or two, it usually means something’s wrong. Not with the world—with him. Karen sees more of the inside of his head than he talks about … she’s not sure he knows how to talk about a lot of it. His ghosts remain unspoken between them most of the time, and the same goes for his injuries. He stops by her apartment once in a while if he needs to go to ground long enough to patch himself up, though he generally avoids attracting attention to her if there’s any conceivable way to avoid it. 

And besides, he’s like an animal about pain. He slinks out of sight and reemerges fighting, as there were no healing, no slowing down. To have him immobilized on her couch in evident agony, therefor, is positively surreal.

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Voltron Quotes Inspired by Shit My Friends Have Said

Lance: I’m garbage but like ~Gucci~ garbage. Like I’m dead and disgusting inside, but I’m still beautiful as fuck. Try me bitch, I can and will steal your man.

Hunk: I’m sad so I’m eating my feelings, but eating so much makes me more sad which just causes me to eat more DO YOU SEE MY DILEMMA?!

Allura: I’m growing out my hair in hopes that one day I can use it to strangle my enemies

Keith: Do you think anyone has ever tried to fuck a knife? Hey don’t give me that look just hear me out!!

Shiro: Stop calling me the dad of the group! I just want the sweet release of death, I can’t take care of you children!! I mean it, stop-alright yeah okay, I’m the dad. Sure whatever. Daddy needs a drink.

Pidge: You know what I wanna hear? Stephen Hawking talking dirty. What?! Technology is sexy, don’t kink shame me!

Coran: Have you ever been attracted to facial hair? Like sure that guy is cute, but his beard? …damn.

*Bonus*

Slav: There’s a 47% probability that I’m pissing you off.

Zarkon: Oh god I hate them. Well, I don’t really hate them. I just want their cat. Do you think they’ll be pissed if I just stole it?

Lotor: If my hair gets messed up, I’m killing all of you and taking over the world. I spent three hours getting ready, and I will not hesitate to stab a bitch if they come too close.

Keith Kogan: A Portrayal of Homosexuality Done Right

I always tell people that Voltron is a lot more clever than it gets credit for. It can spin a cliche/trope on it’s head beautifully, and while all the characters are easily digestible archetypes (i.e: the nerd, the loner), the creators add layers to them that not only make them feel like real people, but also makes social commentary on those very archetypes.

In no better way do they do this than with the character of Keith.

Before I get into how and why Keith deviates from you’re typical gay male protagonist, I want to establish as a fact that Keith is homosexual.

If you don’t see - what I consider to be - blatant evidence that Keith’s gay, well, I can’t say I blame you. Most people have ingrained heteronormative lenses, meaning they’ll miss the subtext of homosexual characters. Us in the LGBT community are much more attuned to seeing these because, well, for one, we’re queer, and two, because up until around the 1960s, the portrayal of gay characters in the media was illegal and could only be shown subtextually.

So it makes sense that people overlook the very nuanced portrayal of Keith’s sexuality, but if you’re willing to take off those lenses, it’s certainly there.

The first standout appearance of this is in season 1 episode 6: Taking Flight. Or as I like to call it, the day the shows name officially changed to Gaytron: Legendary Homosexuals

I think one of the disconnects for some viewers is that they don’t completely grasp the saying, “Show don’t tell,” the mantra of pretty much every writer. Not always, but typically, showing is better than telling. Or more accurately, telling needs to be used at the correct times and for the right reasons.

So how do they show us that Keith’s gay in this episode? Through three things, body language, actions, and juxtaposition.

You don’t have to be a body language specialist to understand the clear meaning behind Keith’s posture. Leaning, looking someone up and down, and a small, lingering smile/smirk are all subconscious signs of attraction. They’re also common ways of depicting male attraction in the media.

Speaking of depicting male attraction, lets look at how Lance’s flirts in the same episode.

Leaning. Check. Lingering smile. Check. Engaged eye contact. Check. The biggest difference is how blatant they are in their intentions, but that comes down to pure character difference. Keith is self assured and more genuinely confident. He also has a lot of walls up and isn’t so open. While Lance puts on a show/over compensates so that he might appear cool. You can also see this in their respective ‘I’m-checking-you-out’ postures. Lance’s body is open, he’s engaged and his eyes are on Nyma’s eyes. While Keith’s posture is interested, but more in an appreciative way. His body is closed off, and instead of looking Rolo in the eyes, he looks at his - um - physique. This is really fitting for Keith’s character, who again, has walls, and who also puts this mission first, and most likely has no intention of letting this attraction lead to anything other than having a nice piece of eye candy around for a couple of hours.

This is textbook juxtaposition. So moving along now.

I don’t want this to be a shippy post, so I won’t add all the times I think Keith shows attraction towards Lance, but I do want to mention this scene.

The use of the rainbow(the most recognizable symbol in the gay community) over lapping the bi flag colors is relevant for the same reason why the use of purple to symbolize the Galra is relevant. Purple represents royalty, imperialism, but also gloom and danger. The use of these colors and symbols are conscious choices.

While the above scene shows that Keith is attracted to men, this scene shows that Keith is also not attracted to woman.

What I love about this scene is that it’s such a cliche, and like I said up above, Voltron is good at turning those on their head. Here they utilize the tiered and true trope of accidentally falling into each others arms. If this was a hetero-centric Romcom than this moment would’ve been obviously meant to establish attraction, but instead, it does the opposite. Rather Keith personally likes Allura or not, she’s a knock out. So, if he’s attracted to women at all, and isn’t use to having that contact- which hes not - he should be at least somewhat shocked/flustered. If it had been an attractive guy that fell into Keith’s arms, I have no doubt that his reactions would be something beyond that blank stare. Considering he literally gasps every time Lance touches him

The last piece of “evidence” I want to show isn’t as blatant and may just be my perspective, but it’s worth mentioning.

The themes of Keith’s Galra arc are very reminiscent to coming out. He’s discovering parts of himself. He’s internalizing and hiding away said parts. He’s scared of what the people he cares about will think of him when they find out. If this is intentional, it’s brilliant, because while Voltron is set in a futurist world where sexuality is supposedly not an Issue, it still is for the youth of today. Meaning by having these similar themes, Keith becomes more relatable to LGBT people.

This is the part where, if you still don’t think Keith’s gay, I’ll have to calmly yet firmly ask you to get off my fucking lawn. For the rest of you, onward to victory!!!

LGBT individuals have a history of being badly represented in the media, especially now that gay characters have become a marketing strategy for a more progressive consumer base. Their whole character is often reduced to stereotypes or used as a giant walking gay pride flag that reads: look at us, we’re hip and with the times. Meaning, the majority of these characters plots and personalities are based solely on their sexuality. Which is a problem, because not only does it not help to normalize homosexuality, but it’s just not relatable to LGBT people.

I’ll give you an example. My mom’s a lesbian. She married to a woman and has two daughters, one who is trans and one who is bi. But despite how “gay"her life may seem, she very rarely describes herself as that way. She’s not active in LGBT issues. She doesn’t involve herself in the community. Shes not lesbian first and everything else afterward, and she is certainly not alone in that experience. Don’t get me wrong, LGBT individuals are more aware of their sexuality than cishet people, but it’s typically only because others point it out and remind us that its not "normal.” Still, for a lot of LGBT people, our sexuality is just one part of our personal narrative, not the whole damn book.

Another problem with LGBT representations is that their often just built off of stereotypes. Gay men are feminized and their sexuality is typically made the butt of a joke. They are shown as being promiscuous and having commitment issues. These are the standards.

But Keith abolishes all of those, and in such a seamless way too.

While Keith’s character is in no way excessively macho, he’s certainly not feminine either. He doesn’t mind getting sweaty. He’s temperamental and has anger issue. He lived a pretty low maintenance life in a desert shack, sleeps in his jeans like a heathen, and probably uses a dagger to peel oranges. Keith is a masculine character. He’s confident and self assured, but not vain. He’s emotional, but in a very private way. Whereas many other portrayal of gay men depict them as almost theatrically sensitive, confident, but only in their sexual prowess, and self absorbed, but only when it come to their looks and not when it comes to their skills.

This is already an impressive deviation, but what really makes Keith’s portrayal stand out is the way his sexuality is but a mere footnote in what makes his character his character, and how that fits into his personality and story arc so well.

The first thing you have to realize about Keith is that, while he certainly wants to connect with people, it’s not his number one priority. He has barriers. He fears rejection, and despite wanting to feel as if he belongs, its not hard to see how Keith has been conditioned to assume he’ll inevitability be left behind, and therefore places personal relationships low on his list of priorities. Meaning, yes, he was checking out Rolo, and yes, I believe that he’s very very fond of Lance, but I can’t imagine that Keith really sees these relationships becoming something substantial or romantic, and thus doesn’t put too much effort into perusing them. You can really tell what’s important to a character by what they focus their time on. Take Lance for instance, he’s a character who blatantly cares about friendships and has no problem openly flirting. That’s not to say Lance doesn’t care about the war, just like Keith’s reluctance to pursue meaningful bonds doesn’t mean he doesn’t want them. It just means that relationships and love obviously mean a lot to Lance.

So what does Keith focus on? Well, he shows the most focus on relationships in season one, when the connections he had with his makeshift family was the post pressing thing going on. (You cant really form Voltron if you don’t connect with the other members) But after season one, with all the changes Keith goes through, we see a big shift in his priorities. First he finds out about his heritage, then Shiro disappears and he is thrust into leadership, and then most recently, he joins the Blade.

By framing Keith’s character like this, it allows the creators to make his sexuality natural and relatable in a very interesting way. Because as LGBT people know, our sexuality isn’t the most important part of our lives. Just like Keith, we have more to focus on.

That’s not to say that his sexuality will never be shown explicitly. Like I said, I don’t want to get too shippy, but I truly believe that Laith is endgame. So if and when that happens, his sexuality will naturally come into play. Sadly, their will be a lot of people who call it forced because they missed the subtext and are use to seeing gay characters depicted more as spectacles than real people.

Voltron has really done something special here. They’ve create a universe where sexuality isn’t an issue, and they make it believable by never bringing it up outside of naturally occurring, unforced, appropriate context. Even better, because the Voltron universe is so vastly different than our own, it would’ve been easy to make LGBT characters that we couldn’t relate to, but they don’t. They manage this so well that I honestly can’t phantom Keith’s sexuality being anything but homosexual despite the fact it’s never been explicitly shown.

But most importantly, they’re creating a higher standard for LGBT representation. They are normalizing it on a show aimed towards children who are heavily influenced by the media they consume.


That, my friends, is worth applauding.

;the touch of silk (m)

pairing: min yoongi x reader, sugar daddy! yoongi, vampire! yoongi
genre/warnings: smut, romance, blood mentions, but nothing too crazy, dirty talk, dom! Yoongi
words: 14,221

:: summary— in a world where vampires coexist with the living, there are many humans looking for a cheap thrill…you’re ashamed to admit you’re curious too, putting to good use a dating app you find…but Min Yoongi is nothing like you imagined a vampire to be…

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Memories

Pairing: Y/N and Harry

Word Count: 6k

Prompt:

He lays there, blanket pulled to his torso, eyes shut, he looks like the rest of them, and she feels her heart ache. She can’t help but notice how young he is, he can’t be any older than twenty-six, and here he lays with no one around him.

“Hi there,” Y/N whispers, bending down to height of his ear, “I’m your nurse Y/N. Y/N Y/L/N, and I’m here to take care of you. Make sure you stay healthy for when you wake up, make sure you don’t get any bed sores yeah? I’ll keep you company, keep you updated on what’s happening in the world, tell you some funny jokes, I’ll even let you in on the latest company gossip, but you gotta do me a favor,” she whispers, placing her hand on top of his. It’s a cold hand, rough, and she knows it’s supposed to feel that way, but it maker her heart ache even more. Y/N closes her eyes, taking in a shaky breath, “you have to pull through this and live, yeah? Because when you wake up, it’s going to be your turn to tell me all about yourself, yeah?”

She opens her eyes and sighs.“It’s late now, one a.m., but I’ll be back later to check in on you,” she gently brushes the hair out of his face and stands, “we’ve got a deal. You can’t fail me.”

or 

Y/N is Harry’s beautiful nurse who he can’t stop thinking about, to the point that he’s willing to give up his old memories and life to make a new one with her.


“Good morning!” Y/N sings.

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amiesepticeye  asked:

do you have any advice on how to not be nervous for a solo performance, i have a trumpet solo this saturday and i’m already quite nervous

Just to take some breaths and take some SLOW paces around and try to calm yourself. It won’t fully go away but use that energy! 

Nervousness isn’t always a bad thing. I see them as a good sign, it means you’re not too cocky and still care about what you’re doing. How would you know how much it means to you if it didn’t scare you a little? 

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BACK WITH ANOTHER ONE-SHOT!!! I told you guys I’d have some canonverse klangst, so here it is! Longer than my usual one-shots, and while I don’t want to give a vague summary… there’s a bomb involved. So. Yeah, that’s a thing.

This one is actually inspired by this absolutely gorgeous, angsty art/mini-comic by @littlecofiegirl who is an amazing artist that you should definitely check out!!

I saw this comic on my dash and I loved it so much that I was immediately inclined to write for it? Anyway, here it is! I hope you enjoy!


The plan had been going flawlessly.

Key word being had.

Shiro and Lance were both searching opposite sides of the base for their captured teammate, and Pidge and Hunk were too occupied giving Shiro directions through the maze-like corridors that they neglected to warn Lance of the approaching Galra heat signature.

A cat blocked his path in the hall, staring at him with large, yellow eyes. It didn’t move to attack, but it also didn’t run away.

“Um… guys?” Lance tried over the coms, lowering his gun just a bit. He wasn’t about to shoot a cat, but he still wanted to be on guard.

He didn’t hear the Galra behind him until her hand was on his shoulder.

That was mistake number one.

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Dragon Boyfriend

Dragon boyfriend got a ton of anon votes! But @jasura requested a dragon love first, so this request goes out to you! I think I can’t possibly keep getting better, but each new monster brings out something special. Keep requests coming guys!


   You wake up, groaning as you lift yourself. Your head is throbbing and your vision is blurry for a few moments. The room comes into focus and you stare out across a cavern filled with gold and jewels and treasures beyond measure. Your breath catches in your throat and you remember what happened before you fell unconscious.

   A dragon had attacked the castle, you were charged with protecting the princess and making sure she made it to the catacombs of the castle. But in her typical fashion, the princess refused and insisted she stay in her room with all her finery. She screamed and kicked, punching you several times when you told her that her chambers were not safe. She told you the catacombs were filthy and unfit for her, but you were more than welcome to go into the catacombs and stay, considering you were just a walking corpse to her anyways.

   She made it to her room, locking you out and yelling insults at you until the ceiling caved in. After that you’re unsure what happened, you don’t know the fate of the castle or the princess but part of you is certain she was crushed to death. Then again, you were almost certain you were crushed as well. Instead, you find yourself placed in the center of the dragon’s hoard.

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@shippinggg thank you for bringing me peace, even just for a little while 

reigen’s garden (probably rooftop) slowly becomes a safe haven for everyone. except for shou’s hamsters. shou only has to learn that lesson once

teru comes there to read when his apartment feels too stuffy. no he doesnt have a key. dont ask. mob, who does have a key, doesnt ask, so why should you 

in the summer maybe reigen would put a mat in a corner so hed have a place to sit down. then all the kids would take naps there. maybe sometimes at the same time. 

also I put in both the ink and the colored version bc I cant decide which one I like more so yeah

Somehow 18 - Full ENG Sub

Well ladies, it took me a month, 3 korean textbooks, and a complete overestimation of my own abilities, but it is done. Complete. Fully subbed.

Watch Somehow 18 with full English subtitles

Enjoy xx

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I’m like six years late to the fandom but here’s some terrible Valentines from everyone’s favorite Roman LARPers

send them to the profligates you least wish to kill

Angsty AUs (1)

AKA Mod Karissa is great at coming up with sadistic ideas but hates reading them bc I’m a wuss

  • doctor: do any of you remember the “I’m a doctor and I’m working in the ER and oh god it’s you” one from forever ago? Yeah, bring that back
  • officer: Or change it up a little and have it be an officer and a dangerous situation and they’re stuck in the middle
    • or the one causing it
  • spy/agent: you’re an innocent civilian who I gave fake information bc i’m dangerous to be around but my feelings weren’t fake and now you’re pissed at the truth
  • spy/agent: you’re my undercover target and shit, i have feelings for you but you can’t know
    • again, bonus if they’re the one causing lots of issues
  • spy/agent, mafia/gang: I thought you loved me but it turns out you were the one who put out a hit on me????
  • you never told me I had a kid???? it’s been eight years???? wait what do you mean I can’t see them
    • bonus: they were put up for adoption bc the parent who knew wasn’t ready/not financially able to be a parent
    • extreme mode bonus: the child died not too long before the other parent came back around
  • fantasy: you died, you definitely died I held you so then how are you here now????????
    • necromancy? science? an illusion?
    • bonus: they’re on borrowed time and have to die again eventually bc they can’t keep it going for too long
    • mod karissa TOTALLY HASNT USED THIS BEFORE WHAT ARE YOU GUYS TALKING ABOUT
  • okay listen someone coming back and living on borrowed time and KNOWING is both single-handedly my favourite and MOST HATED thing I can write it beautifully but it makes me cry
  • we promised to wait for each other, but it looks like you’ve moved on

That’s it for now! Have fun with making people cry! :D ((honestly, mod karissa has been called satan before for some really nasty ideas 0:3))

Hello again, everyone! I hope you’ve all been having a fantastic August.

As requested, here is the No More Nightmares Spell Jar that I made for my best friend which does pretty much what it says on the tin. It’s helped him and I hope it will help you too!

To make the No More Nightmares Spell Jar, I used:

Rosemary - to ward off nightmares
Juniper Berries - to protect from negative energy
Sea salt - for protection
Hematite - to ground and protect
Lavender - for soothing, relaxing, calmness
Rose petals - for warmth and love
Marjoram - to calm restlessness and nervousness

I sealed the jar with mainly blue and aqua wax (along with a bit of purple because it looked pretty).

Aqua wax for emotional healing and protection.
Blue wax for calmness and tranquillity.

I added some lavender oil to the wax too which was also for calmness. (And glitter. Lots and lots of glitter. Who doesn’t love glitter, right?)

If any of you have a go at making this spell jar (or any of my other spell jars, for that matter!) then please, please, please tag me in them because it would mean the world!

Take care and stay safe. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Also, is anyone else as excited for autumn as I am?! I can’t wait!!

- Katy

Incubus Boyfriend

I got a very interesting request I just had to do. Plus I know you have been requesting an incubus! So enjoy this lovely priest incubus from his POV.

   I’ve been at this church for some time now and I’ve enjoyed it immensely. The congregation is small but the love in it is large and real. For the first time in a long time, I feel safe with where I am at. I feel comfortable in my own skin. Or well, I’m comfortable at least with the appearance I’ve put on. I’ve not worn my true appearance for some time, especially not in front of anyone. If they knew who I truly was I would be lost again. If I lost this church I feel I would never truly recover.

   The truth is I am no mortal man, I am a demon, an incubus. For longer than I care to admit I prayed upon the weak to fill myself, but it had never brought me any true happiness. In my weakest state, I discovered what truly made me happy. I was stopped by a blind priest who, despite knowing who and what I was, took me in and was kind to me. He showed me a love and a way that gave me the fulfillment I sought out. Sex and carnality were only a means to what my kind needed, but the priest taught me a new way.

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dissonance [4]

summary: James apologizes. || hades!bucky x persephone!reader

warnings: none? 

note: Feedback is always appreciated! I hope you guys like this!

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Inktober Sketches of Little Kakashi and His Ninken by 三郎 (Saburou)

Saburou wrote some ficlets to accompany these sketches. The pictures and fics were published under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA, which means you can use my translations under the same terms. (These are quick glosses.)

1. Kakashi and Bull - Reading time

“The summoner must sign the contract with his blood, and extract and apply chakra with an expert seal… Bull, are you listening?”

Bull: Zzzzzz

2. Kakashi and Shiba

“Shiba, why do you think father isn’t back yet…”

“Woof!”

When he was three, Kakashi would obediently wait by the village gate to welcome his father home from a mission. In those days, not only ninjas registering for missions, but a great many ordinary reasons would have people going to and fro. And they would all say:

“Oh, little Kakashi is so sweet! Give me a hug! Give me a kiss!”

And when Sakumo came back and saw that his son was all ravaged to pieces by everyone’s affection, he immediately decided to give him a mask.

Papa: “If it wards them off my boy it’s worth it! 凸^-^凸”

3. Two year old Kakashi was not yet a dog loyalist.

Kakashi: I want to keep…
Pakkun: No! Throw that thing away and let’s go home!
Kakashi: I would take good care of the kitty!
Pakkun: No means no…
Kakashi: But the kitty is so sweet and cute!
Pakkun: I am sweet and cute too.
Kakashi: Ugh! Pakkun is so mean!

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“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you” - Elbert Hubbard