i mean really just look at them

anonymous asked:

I want them to make up some Super cool story for Cass. Like her parents could be super cool and stuff so she wouldn't be connected to anything (as in the theories)

SAME! I really, REALLY wanna learn more about Cass after that last episode, and I want her to not really be connected to anyone, like you say. Like… just LOOk at her faces when Eugene asks if she’s ever imagined what her parents were like:

She TOTALLY has. But she doesn’t remember anything about them. Ugh that means she must have been so small and on her own. I need to know how the Cap took her in, too! 

ANON, I MUST KNOW

anonymous asked:

Whom do you prefer? Ross P, Jamie or Captain Hook??? Ohhhhh multi-fandommmmmmmmmmm

This is just mean, anon! How can I choose between Captain Poldark, Captain Hook and Capitan Alessandro? 😭 It’s an impossible choice, really. 

I mean

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how can I

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possibly be expected

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to choose???

 In all seriousness, they all share similar qualities that attract me to them. All are passionate and loyal. All three are hot headed and intelligent, and obviously physically attractive. When they love, they love deeply. I think it really comes down to Jamie vs. Killian, since I was very upset with what Ross did to Elizabeth. 

On the one hand, I like how realistic Jamie is. He has flaws, he gives in to his temper, he has realistic reactions to things. He’s fairly progressive for a man of his time, but he still has some old fashioned beliefs, which is much more realistic than having him espouse thoroughly modern ideas. I always enjoy characters more when they are relatable, rather than being superhuman paragons of virtue. (Sorry, that took a bit of a left turn, there.)

On the other hand, I’ve been in love with Killian since his very first episode. His cheekiness–particularly in the face of overwhelming odds–always makes me laugh, and I love how supportive he is of his Swan. Most of the people in that town don’t deserve him tbh. 

So, I guess my final answer is Captain Hook, but just barely. This doesn’t mean I don’t love the other two a whole lot, as well. But the obsession hasn’t been there as long for either Ross or Jamie. 

starrkwhitecoyotes  asked:

I know I know, you're probably wondering why me, a Coyote Starrk centric blog didn't ask anything like this sooner but .... Who is your fave and why? :)

Boy, oh, boy~ This question is so easy, my soul has ascended to the Soul Society. I am currently dead. Okay, my favorite EVER–and I do mean ever, like of all time, out of anything I’ve ever read, watched, created, etc.–is Shunsui fucking Kyoraku. Let me tell you about this shit.

First of all, let it be known that I have a thing for older guys. There’s just something about them that is so alluring, and I just really love them. They’re mature, and confident without being arrogant, and they have this weathered look to them that really sets my heart racing. Plus, the kind of intellectual, philosophical conversations you could potentially have with them really tickles my peach. To be quite honest, Shunsui is the one who really set that kink in motion for me.

Second, I absolutely adore hairy men. Not overtly hairy, like there’s a line, but some chest hair, hairy arms, beards and other facial hair? Nngghh. It’s just so great to me. Plus, I really love the idea of running my hands through his hair? I feel like it would be so soft and fluffy. So combine all the things that I find aesthetically pleasing (above), and mix it with his intellect, kind heart, playfulness, and sense of duty and loyalty to his friends and comrades, and my heart has melted into a puddle of goo. Here, my panties on a silver platter. You can have them, they’re yours, Shu-kun.

I also feel like he’d be a great lover. Because while he could pull off some more risque stuff, mostly I love the idea that he’s more into the caring, passionate lovemaking. Like, there would be nothing on his mind except you and your needs whenever you were together, and that applies to any situation… Ugh, this is getting out of hand, but yeah. Shunsui is my one true love.

*Side note: That’s probably why Starrk is my favorite Espada, because he and Shunsui are so strikingly similar. xD

**Edit: He’d be the best nap buddy (aside from maybe Starrk), and no one can convince me otherwise.

I thought someone asked for 28, but now I can’t find the ask. Maybe I imagined it.

28. Something about [them]

This is all dialogue… because I’m lazy and otherwise this would get too long…


“I don’t know, there’s just something about him.”

“Something like…?”

“I don’t know. I just… He’s… a good leader.”

“Really Astrid? A good leader?”

“You know what I mean!”

“Look, I get it. He grew up. He’s hot now.”

“Heather!”

“Don’t Heather me, Astrid. You’re totally hot for Hiccup. He doesn’t really do it for me. Too lanky. I prefer a little more flesh on my men.”

“You mean Fishlegs?”

“He’s cute. He’s smart. See, this is how you describe someone.”

“Fiiine, yes, the whole tall, lanky thing is totally… ugh, don’t make me say it… It’s hot.”

“Now we’re talking!”

“His hair is so soft.”

“You’ve touched his hair?”

“Where do you think those braids came from? I can’t believe he kept them.”

“Why haven’t you said anything to him?”

“He’s my best friend. What if I screw this up?”

“I guess that’s just a risk you take.”

“I don’t know Heather.”

“I never thought I’d hear that the brave warrior Astrid Hofferson would be afraid to take a risk.”

“Why haven’t you said anything to Fishlegs? See it’s not that easy.”

“Well, maybe I will say something!”

“Wait, Heather! What about training? You left your axe behind! Hey! Get back here!”

You know what I just realized? I really don’t get allosexuals.
*Example*
I’m hanging out with friends. Two of them are together. One of them looks at the other and says, “I’m thirsty”.
Now I know there are two definitions for thirsty. But I have no idea which definition they’re using.
I mean, they were kind of looking at each other sexually? *Side note: allo body language is strange too.*
So I start looking for something else to do in case they start making out. I mean, I guess I COULD try to carry on the conversation with them, but that seems a little rude.
They notice.
They start going over the top with sexual language, exaggerated voices, blah, blah.

Allos who know I’m ace tend to do this around me. I don’t know why. Is it normal allo behavior? Is it because I look uncomfortable? Is it because my life is actually a sitcom, and it gets a laugh from the audience? These are questions that will continue to be asked, but never answered.

Anyway, they leave. I now assume the orginal statement was sexual, and they left to go to their place to fuck.

They come back 15 minutes later, having gone to Walmart for Cokes. I state my confusion, they point out my mistake, laugh, and call me a prude.

HOW was I supposed to know?!

Is there some kind of secret allo code? Are they telepathic?

So if someone could explain this to me, that would be great.

Also, when I look away from people kissing/making out, I get the same, “Don’t be a prude” reaction.

…?

I can only look at you or away from you? I was trying to be polite by giving you space? Seriously, do allos just watch their friends kiss/make out?

I am so confused.

Send help.

The Reason I Don’t Do Cold Readings Anymore…

by reddit user Skarjo

I don’t do ‘Cold Readings’ anymore. I don’t tell fortunes. I don’t read tea leaves.

And I do not do contact ‘the other side’.

Look, don’t judge me alright? It was an easy gig. I mean, the first time I did it, it was a joke. I did it just to impress a girl. You’ve been there right? It was something I’d read about online and I thought I’d give it a go.

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okay but guys think about it. one day we’re going to have all these books with queer characters and disabled characters and characters of color, and they’re going to be well-written and not just laughingstocks/token representation, and it’s going to be a common occurrence and there’s going to be this whole generation of kids that’s going to be able to look at these books with these characters and think “that’s me” without having to struggle to find them and honestly that’s so beautiful.

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Ghostbusters + times Erin’s blue eyes looked especially b l u e

anonymous asked:

heres a prompt if u were interested: neil being oblivious when flirted with constantly while andrew doing nothing, passing by, twirling his racquet is enough to get neil's attention (the rest of the foxes smirk)

“You’re all zoned out,” Matt says in her ear. Dan tips him immediately backwards with a hand to the chest.

“Shush,” she tells him, gritted through the straw she’s worrying between her teeth. She ran out of the watered-down pepsi they’re serving in battered plastic jugs a half hour ago.

“Dan.”

“Shush,” she insists, pressing two fingers to his mouth. She’s watching Neil trying to fill his water cup over at the far side of the banquet hall. He’s hovering in that way he does, like a shark who hasn’t figured out if something’s food yet.

There’s this sweet brown-eyed boy trying to talk to him, possibly the only male cheerleader in the room, certainly the least in the loop about Exy gossip. Dan watches him touch Neil’s arm and Neil jerks backwards into the table, toppling an entire icy water jug so it slops onto the floor and seeps through the tablecloth to the dark wood underneath.

Heads pop up, the boy falls all over himself to pour Neil a new glass, and Neil wanders off, bored.

Dan has noticed that people really want Neil to have a heart of gold. They like the news stories and they want them for themselves. They want the seams showing on his face and the tragedy in his back pocket, and they want to show everyone how accepting they are for finding his scars sexy. 

All they really want is his trim waist and his pretty eyes and his vice-cap badge and the way he shoves cameras away and has more history than any twenty-year-old has any business having.

Dan’s seen it all before. The way people like the character you’re playing so much that they want to take you home and open you up and see how deep it goes.

Neil’s worse at knowing when it’s happening. Dan’s a professional. She can see the way their eyes follow him because at least a dozen are always following her too, especially in places like this banquet. They look at Neil, or Dan, and a little part of them expects a show.

She watches Neil walk towards them with his eyes pouring over the room like liquid and finding every crevice, every exit. She looks at Matt.

“He’s doing that thing where he’s making a spectacle but he thinks he’s being very subtle.”

“That’s his whole shtick. I’m fond of it, now.” Matt grins.

“Do you think he actually noticed he was being hit on?”

Matt hums, watching Neil wind through the tables back to the fox—trojan extravaganza at theirs. “I doubt he knows anything about that boy other than the fact that he was in front of him for a bit.”

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anonymous asked:

how would aliens react to tattoos? like, some humans undergo large amounts of pain to have an image permanetly inked on their skin and sometimes the reason is no more than "eh, it looks cool"

“Human Tyler, you seem to have acquired pigmented particles under your skin.” Rytrinq began, trying to gain their attention at the same time as xe remained polite and considerate. “Do you wish time to cleanse yourself?” Xe asked, quite pleased with xemself for remembering the appropriate question.

“Fuck off, don’t be rude.” Human Tyler repeated, looking enraged for some reason. Granted, Rytrinq didn’t have the longest experience deciphering human mannerisms, but the wording didn’t leave much room for ambiguity. “This took a loot of time, and I’ll have you know I’m really happy with how it turned out.” They added, baffling Rytrinq further.

“You got dirt under your skin on purpose?” Xe asked, getting more confused each time Tyler spoke. Fortunately, it seemed they realised xe genuinely didn’t understand. Or at least they were willing to indulge him. 

“It’s not dirt. It’s ink, and yes. It’s called a tattoo. It’s art.” They said, clearly still angry, though they did look slightly less terrifying, which xe decided to count as progress. Xe had heard that human art came in many forms, but xe had never heard of one involving the human body itself.

“Human Tyler, that is immensely intriguing. How is it made?” Xe asked, relieved when they seemed to realise it was a case of cultural confusion rather than xem being purposefully rude.

“Well, you go to a tattoo artist, and they make the design and then make a sort of template, I guess you could call it. Anyway, they put that on the place you want the tattoo, and it transfers a bit of ink so the artist’s got something to guide them. And then they have this machine, which is basically a bunch of needles that pierce the skin with ink. Which the artist use to sort of draw on the skin, leaving cool art like this.” Human Tyler said, adding a pointed look for the last part while showing off the art. Rytrinq was however too worried - and quite frankly terrified - to think too much about it.

“It pierces your skin and drags the ink machine through your skin? Is that not painful?” Xe asked

“What? No, no it goes up and down into the skin. If you drag it without the needles getting up you’ll end up with big scars. It does kind of hurt, but it’s not that bad.” They answered, clearly believing that to sound better. As if getting stabbed multiple times was no big deal.

“What purpose does it serve? Is it a hierarchical or sociological requirement?”

“No, some people don’t even like them. Think they look unprofessional or whatever bullshit like that. But it doesn’t really have a purpose.” Human Tyler answered with a brief elevation of their shoulder area.

“Then why do you put yourself through the pain?” Xe wondered. They had to have some reason after all, right?

“Eh, it looks cool. I mean, I just really like daffodils, always have. They’re cool.” They said, once again reminding Rytrinq that xe would never fully understand humans.

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“It’s all action-adventure. And all of us get along really well. I had this experience when I was just looking around at [the cast]. They’re all dressed up and I’m just staring at all of the characters. And there’s really no one else that’s supposed to play those people except for them. Like Gal [Gadot] is supposed to play Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck’s the perfect Batman, Henry [Cavill], there’ll never be another Superman. You’re like, shit, you’re sure as hell fucking Superman. Ezra [Miller] is perfect for The Flash. Ray [Fisher], I mean, we’re all the ones. And that’s a really cool feeling. And just to be able to get along and to have your personalities match the way they’re supposed to for the roles, it’s great, and really supportive. We’re a pretty lovey set. And lots of laughs, we like laughing a lot.”

- Jason Momoa talking about the Justice League cast

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I think being named role models kind of happened just naturally, we never really asked for it. Which is lovely, I love the fact that girls look up to us and we empower people and inspire them. But obviously, we’re young girls and we’re going to do silly things sometimes that can kind of put pressure on us, but we’re just being ourselves. And if that means that we’re being role models by just being ourselves, then that’s incredible. It’s a massive compliment.

anonymous asked:

andreil pda around the foxes pleaseee my soul needs it

my marvelous anon, i am here to grant thine request, with a small side of accidental lowkey renison. enjoy <3. also on AO3.


He did it. He actually did it. After months of constant warnings and threats, Wymack finally followed through.

Neil can do nothing but stare at the flyer in his hand, mildly in fear and majorly in shock. A mere thirty seconds prior, Wymack had stormed out of his office brandishing this piece of paper like both a white flag and a declaration of war. He had paused just inside the lounge, making sure to gather everyone’s attention, before striding over to Neil and shoving the flyer in his face.

“This is for last weekend,” Wymack had said. “I already—don’t give me that look, you know exactly what the fuck I’m talking about. I already signed you up. It starts at 8:00 AM on Saturday, and unless you want your ass glued to the bench for the rest of the season, I suggest you be there.” He had then turned back around and disappeared into the hallway, leaving a room full of confused and curious Foxes in his wake.

A full minute passes before chaos breaks out and everyone starts moving at once. Various forms of “What the hell?” can be heard from all corners of the room. Neil blinks as the flyer is yanked out of his hand. He looks up to see Andrew, his eyes scanning the paper. Andrew looks up at him, and Neil’s heart nearly explodes because this look on his face, it looks like the honest-to-god beginnings of a smile. And sure, it’s at Neil’s expense, but he would embarrass the fuck out of himself at every turn if this was his reward. Andrew moves to hand the paper back to Neil.

“Okay, seriously,” Kevin huffs out with impatience as he pushes through his teammates. He snags the flyer away from Andrew who couldn’t be bothered to stop him. Kevin reads aloud, “The Annual Hilton Head Island Marathon…a MARATHON? Really, Neil?! Is this a joke?”

“I don’t know, Kevin,” says Andrew, his voice taking on the persona of a kindergarten teacher. “Did it look like a joke to you?”

Kevin’s only response is to scowl and shove the flyer into Neil’s chest. “This better not affect your performance at our game on Friday. You don’t get to take it easy just because you have to run 26.2 miles the next day.”

By the time Kevin has stormed out of the building, the rest of the Foxes have commenced their team wide freak out.

“Seriously?! He actually came through on that threat?” Dan is caught halfway between being genuinely worried and dying of laughter.

“Neil…bro…what the fuck…” Matt says from somewhere on his left, placing a consoling hand lightly on his shoulder.

“Oh my god, Neil. We have to be there. I have to witness this historic moment. You finally get to put your insane running habits into practice,” Allison is rambling from across the room.

“Wait, what was Wymack talking about ‘last weekend’? What did you do?” Asks Nicky, unaccustomed to being out of the loop.

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societyslostone  asked:

No-no, lance with a fake mermaid tail that he wears in the water and entertaining kids. A hose that constantly provides air so he can stay underwater for long periods of time. Swimming with peaceful fish in a large tank.

Okay I absolutely LOVE THIS so give me an entire Voltron aquarium AU

  • Voltron Aquarium was owned by Alfor, but he retired and his best friend Coran took over
  • His daughter Allura wanted to take over because she studies zoology but she’s still young and in school and Alfor wants her to graduate ,so Coran takes over so he knows his staff will still be taken care of
  • Allura still plays a huge part, she’s one of their best animal handlers and she teaches a lot of programs for local schools
  • Shiro is their primary physician for the animals, so he and Allura usually work together a lot to see if problems are medical or behavioral and just generally make sure the animals are happy and healthy
  • Hunk works there too, as a sort of grounds keeper and technician to make sure the outdoor displays look nice, the exhibits have proper lighting and temperatures and space and nothing is broken
  • And during the summer they offer boat tours! They have a boat they keep at a local marina and Hunk drives the boat while Allura teaches programs
  • Pidge can’t work there because she’s still in high school, but she volunteers there every weekend bc she’s a huge nerd
  • Sometimes she helps Allura teach programs and she knows all the animals and could babble about their ecosystems for hours
  • Keith is a marine biology and environmental science student at the local college and is there basically all the time because he has a membership that gets him free admission
  • Shiro is his best friend from childhood and they both grew up on the beach and developed a love for aquatic life so they both study it
  • So Keith goes there to hang out with Shiro, lend a hand when it’s needed bc he knows the whole staff and aquarium pretty well, but mostly he just hangs out by his favorite exhibits while doing homework
  • A local extremist “animal rights” group and publication called GALRA holds protests outside the aquarium saying that holding animals in captivity is wrong
  • The staff is annoyed and Pidge fights them a lot bc they work with a lot of conservation groups to create animal welfare programs and protect water rights, and their animals are all well taken care of with appropriate exhibits
  • Nevertheless GALRA is loud and public, and so they notice they’ve been losing money, especially on the days when the protestors are there
  • So they need a big new idea that can bring people in, but it has to be something they can be public about without GALRA condemning them and making things even worse
  • Hunk is the one who suggests it, he knows his neighbor is obsessed with ocean life and is a professional mermaid
  • It’s perfect because the aquarium needs a non-animal based exhibit and Lance has been struggling to make ends meet
  • He works during the day as a fitness instructor, and he’s studying at the community college nearby, but the mermaid thing is mostly just a hobby that he and his partner Plaxum do every once in a while
  • He and Plaxum get hired as a mermaid duo to perform shows fairly regularly
  • Keith shows up one day and notices it’s really crowded and is like ???? because he doesn’t know of any new exhibits or anything
  • So he goes exploring and sees one of the pools is occupied by two people
  • He looks around and there’s no staff around, are these people trespassing? So he goes over and starts telling Lance that guests can’t just jump into the pool, and there’s a crowd gathering so he needs to get out before he gets in huge trouble
  • Lance just looks all confused, then laughs and is like “Come back in 20 minutes”
  • So Keith gets all annoyed and leaves but he can’t help it, he’s curious, so he comes back later to see that these people are still in the pool, only now he notices they have mermaid tails and are putting on a whole show
  • And look, Lance may have just been doing this mostly as a hobby, but dang if he isn’t good at it
  • Turns out Lance is studying ecology and biology and like wow, he knows what he’s talking about
  • He and Plaxum look so graceful performing these shows, and he is really good at charming the audience and putting on a very convincing act while also teaching kids about marine ecology
  • At first Keith thinks it’s silly but I mean, Lance is very attractive and the mermaid costume is doing wonders for him
  • And Lance has his whole mermaid act, so he is very sassy and fun and teases Keith when he gets caught staring at them and pretending not to be invested
  • But like he’s clearly there with Plaxum and so he kinda just observes from afar
  • Except he’s there late one day, and sees Lance leaving after a show, and Keith realizes this is his first time seeing Lance with clothes, and his hair is dry and kinda curly from the water, and he looks tired but so so cute
  • So Keith is like whoaaa okay run away but nope, Lance sees him and starts up a conversation
  • And it turns out the mermaid persona is like, exactly that, a persona? And Lance is actually very sweet and soft-spoken and nice and wow Keith is done for
  • Keith just so happens to start hanging around the aquarium during every show, and Lance is an oblivious idiot who thinks he’s there to watch Plaxum and be a fish nerd
  • Cue some good old fashioned mutual pining
  • Until one day, Keith is hanging around waiting for Shiro to clock out and notices Hunk talking to Lance
  • So Keith starts to walk over and Lance doesn’t notice and Keith overhears him talking about how cute some guy is and how he’s there all the time but he only ran into him the one time and he can’t be flirting while doing a show
  • Keith is all :( because Lance likes someone else
  • And Lance still doesn’t notice him and is like “I don’t even know his name! I just call him cute mullet boy with the red jacket in my head” and like
  • Cue Hunk looking behind Lance to Keith, with his mullet and his red jacket and a freaking lightbulb goes off
  • So Hunk is like “His name is Keith” and Lance is like ?!?!?! you know him?! Can you introduce me?
  • So Hunk is like ummmm introduce yourself
  • And Lance turns around and realizes Keith has been eavesdropping and wow they are both very gay
  • So they start dating and they’re the ocean’s greatest power couple
  • Anyways Lance’s exhibit does wonderfully and GALRA can’t fight them on it and the protestors stop showing up so business is doing really well
  • And it’s happy and gay and mermaids bring everyone together!

And so it begins….

Isak has finally seen Mikael and knows now that he somehow has a connection to Sana. 

what striked me as 👀  was the fact that Isak recognised and clicked on who Mikael was just from looking at a photo of him for two seconds behind her back. 

If Mikael is only just an old buddy of Even’s that Isak saw once in a video he watched a million times 6 months ago when he was crushing on his Sunshine Boyfriend™ then he would not react so….paranoid and needy. He wouldn’t be this close to snatching the computer out of Sana’s hands and stalking Yousef himself. 

I mean would he even care….If there wasn’t more that he knows that we don’t?

He knew who he was and then he proceeded to grill Sana on how she knew him and Yousef. and Honestly this is my personal opinion but it really didn’t seem like it was in a “Oh wow he used to be buddies with my bf what a small world” way

but a “is that Mikael? how do you know Mikael Sana? what’s happening? Mikael? Mikael! GIVE ME THE ANSWERS” kind of way

I know what you’re thinking, the dude was curious. 

Okay but curious people don’t watch Sana like a hawk while the camera focuses on them (not the main character) for a solid ten seconds at the end of the clip looking worried and concerned and just doing his whole “Isak is having a silent mental breakdown right now” thing 

Literally

This is all we got for a really long time.(look ten seconds is a lot in skam world when it ain’t the main) We are meant to read the look on Isak’s face here. Because we have been inside his head we know what it means. We can still feel it. 

He looks so concerned…and I am trying to think “why would Isak be worried about Sana looking at some hottie online? He literally did the same thing last year in this exact class room with Even” 

Unless….he isn’t worried about Sana, he is worried about Even. And why? if Mikael was just Even’s best buddy and not tied to everything that went down in Bakka, why would he be worried? and like would he even know? We don’t know. 

from this clip though, I think it’s safe to say that Isak knows so much more about Mikael, Balloon Squad and Bakka then we do. 

He might not know everything. 

But he knows more than “this is my best buddy Even” He knows enough for him to be worried as hell for Even. For him to get the camera’s attention at the end while our MAIN is out of focused. 

Like okay I hate to bring this up but the last time we got someone that wasn’t the main as the camera’s focus for a reasonable amount of time in silence, it was when this shit was going down

So I truly believe we are meant to assume that so much more is going on in Isak’s head then “oh hey Mikael, how ya know him bio bro?” 

because he has the focus, and he is doing the classic Isak Panic Mode™ face we all know way too well. 

He knows something or is going to start worrying about something that is going to play a MAJOR role this season that’s for sure. 

The only question is what happened in Bakka with Mikael and Even that has him so damn worried? 

Let’s just say shit is starting to get ready to come on down yo

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I want more development in Jughead and Veronica’s friendship.

Jughead said that Veronica wasn’t his friend. I’m just excited to see Jughead finally considering Veronica a friend of his.

I think their friendship would be really cute, I mean look at them.

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“They were rescued from certain death back when they were very young, and I raised them as my own spiritual children. I don’t even call them rats. They are my daughters—Her Royal Highness, Princess Herpes the First and Her Royal Highness, Princess Herpes the Third.
I wanted to find out if they are just biological robots—simple creatures without any souls, as some people say—or if there is a meaning to their life.
I built them an entire paradise so that they could run around and explore. In the process of watching them grow, I realized the immense complexity of these simple creatures. Each of them have different personalities. Their dominance changes with time. One of them has anxiety and she eats to compensate. The other one is an explorer and tends to get depressed if she doesn’t get intellectual stimulation. When I make even small changes to their paradise, she just blooms. It’s a beautiful thing to watch. These attributes started to make me see them as almost human-like.
In a recent research paper, I read that you can actually tickle a rat and it will make laughter noises. They laugh at a higher sound frequency. I bought an ultrasound detector so I could hear them laugh. After I tickled them, they would run around in a circle, doing this special little hop of joy. It surprised me so much because people’s vision of a rat is of a dirty, vicious, ugly animal. And here is a social creature that needs other rats to be happy, that looks for maybe a little bit of love from me and can really react to getting tickled.
As I played with them, I thought, ‘Maybe the human journey is the same as the journey of the rat, the same as the journey of an insect. Just because I have a bigger brain and consciousness doesn’t mean that my journey is completely different from the rest of the animal kingdom. We are just getting there in different ways. Maybe every creature, no matter how small or simple, has a destiny and a meaning that should be respected.”

Lexington, MA

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Sick day today, so I decided to work on the Otabek drawing (color vomit) I started a little while ago. I also made a messy/lazy Yurio sketch because I’m addicted to colors

based on this reference