These are incredibly difficult to look at, but I feel like it’s important to post given the discourse here over the last few weeks about proper care for goldfish.
I’m a mod on a goldfish forum, and yesterday these pictures were posted in our illness section by the owner who was concerned about the fish’s inability to swim. He explained that the fish was 10 years old and living in a 20 liter (about 5 gallon) tank. The fish was laying on its side, had a milky film on its face, and was refusing to eat.
It had been in this state, barely moving, not eating, for a week and a half.
The pictures posted were of one of the most stunted, sickly fish I’ve ever seen. I had to go put my laptop away and close my eyes for a while after seeing them the first time and even now they turn my stomach. I can’t imagine the amount of pain this poor thing has gone through.
Emaciated, crooked spine, bulging eyes, pale color, deformed mouth, shortened head, uneven scales, and horrifically small for its age.
And this guy had no idea that there was anything wrong. He waited a week and a half before seeking help for an animal in this condition. He seemed to honestly care about his fish, based on the way he spoke, but he still allowed it to get to this point because he thought this is just how people treat goldfish.
Unfortunately it’s all too common to keep fish in these conditions both due to lack of information and societal acceptance of their neglect. Could you imagine what it would have been like if it were a dog or a cat in this condition?
5 gallons isn’t even the worst size really, most fish bowls are more like 1 gallon, and goldfish are often kept in those for years at a time. Just because not every fish in a bowl stunts this dramatically doesn’t mean that they don’t have the potential to suffer just as badly.
We recommended euthanasia with clove oil. We had to. It would be unspeakably cruel to even try to treat this fish and prolong its suffering. Thankfully the owner agreed to put it to sleep. I can only hope he’ll go through with it as soon as possible.
For comparison, here was one of my boys at 10 months. Fat and round, deep color, alert and active, and already larger than the fish above. He was living in a 50 gallon tank when this picture was taken.
This is what a goldfish looks like when kept in a proper sized tank, with regular water changes, and a healthy diet.
This is what all goldfish should look like. This is why goldfish need just as much space, work, and money put into them as any other pet.
so here’s the thing: n o n e of this was planned. it was amazing, hilarious, ridiculous kismet.
mango’s had his birthday recently, and so i brought his birthday present with me to phxcon. part of the present was a pair of jensen’s underbears (i think the text i sent mango right after jib was, “we’re close enough that it’s not weird if i buy u underwear right????”) bc i thought that was hilarious from jib and mango is a huge jensen fan and dean!boy. so the original joke was just that mango could have the bear underwear. i also got him a second pair in orange, bc orange is his fav colour. this was as far as i thought this would go.
so i get into phoenix thursday night and give mango his present. we didn’t know there were cockles photo ops until friday afternoon when we saw hard tickets for sale. i distinctly remember being bummed that my hometown con had cockles photo ops for sale online but phxcon, the one i was actually going to, did not. but obviously once i saw they were available, like. THERE WAS ONLY ONE CHOICE. so after deciding it was completely financially irresponsible when we have no money, i bought the op.
i can’t remember when it occurred to us that we had both the underbears and a pair of lucky orange underwear for misha in our hotel room. we wanted to do something fun and funny for the op, and cracked ourselves up at the idea. but we were also aware that it could be, you know, kind of sort of maybe intensely uncomfortable to be like (a) i know what underwear u were wearing and (b) here i brought pairs of them for you to further laugh over. i have a T E R R I B L E akdslkjkas embarrassment squick, so we didn’t want to do anything that made us uncomfortable, and we definitely didn’t want to do anything that would make misha or jensen uncomfortable. we wanted them to have fun with us and play around with us.
we ran our idea passed our roomie, who has some good con experience, to see if she thought it would fly or not. we agreed on judging our plan based on their mood on the day and asking them if they felt comfortable enough to do it was the best course of action, with a back-up plan ready to go immediately just in case, so j+m knew we were serious that they could totally pass on it if it was weird. CONSENT AND SAFE SPACE. we were hella concerned about this.
“Alexander, do the peace sign with me.”
“Just a picture then?”
“Because you are drunk and your hair covers almost half of the whole picture, including my face.”
“Oh come on, I know you love me.”
“Unfortunately, it’s true.”
Or aka the jamilton fan art nobody asked for but i love them both so hereeee
My tumblr was down yesterday so I only had the chance to post it now
WAS GOING TO POST THESE YESTERDAY BUT CHANGED MY MIND (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Ok so… I really, REALLY, love @theslowesthnery Sims 4 Sans and Papyrus adventures, and I had to draw something based on it because it’s hilarious so went and sketched out these two based on THIS and THIS :D they might not have turned out that great but I tried at least! still a bit bothered over the fact I couldn’t get his face close enough to the original pic on the second picture but moving on
Got a third pic in the works but which I have decided to colour so it will take a bit longer but hopefully not too long! <: spoiler, it’s a preggy sans~
Anyhow, I hope you will like this @theslowesthnery :D I srs love your art, your au and all your sims post! I think it was even because of you that I started to draw Sans with a tooth gap!
I usually hate taking pictures where I’m smiling because I’ve been told enough times that my smile is “creepy”, but I guess TDOV is a special enough day for me to post these. So hey! Happy transgender day of visibility everyone!
Got tagged by @bananannabeth to post this and the last song I listened to, it depends on what you mean by listening because it can be “Where’s Rebecca Bunch?” On youtube or “Bring it all back” by Sclub 7 in my iPod If you are reading this, I tag you
They’re finally finished so I can post these! I made some necklace charms of red vs blue characters for myself and just got around to putting their finishing glaze yesterday, so here are some pictures of them!
From left to right in the top image it’s Caboose, Grif, Agent North (with theta!), and Agent Washington (using my personal face for him you can see here)!
Let me tell you these were definitely not easy; in fact, Grif was the hardest one of these four to make dsjhskdf his helmet was super hard to sculpt compared to the others (thus why I made washington without one lmao)! the hardest problems I think I had was keeping the paint lines clean, and getting the proper armor colors; in the end though i’m very happy with how they look! I hope you guys like them too!
(please don’t repost my pictures and leave my description; thanks!)
A Drewlock doodle to wind down, done yesterday evening. His expressions are the best. I’ll never get tired of watching him.
It also feels good to just draw again. I just love drawing expressions, eyes and eyebrows and faces in general. If I could do that for the rest of my life, I’d be a happy little muffin.
On a side note: I finished the TdV anniversary piece yesterday *hurray*. I won’t post it until the Vienna premiere on September 30th though. Mainly because I need to find a copy shop that does oversize scanning. It’s too big for my scanner at home. And the perspective is always screwed up when I try to take pictures.
BTS TaeHyung- He calls you a meme
A/N- I posted a picture on Snapchat yesterday with a paper taped to my face that says “Suffering in Chinese.” The texts explains why I did it.
-Admin Xi Wang
I went to a wedding recently of a good friend and the official pictures of it came out yesterday. There was one that particularly struck me… it was a photo of myself sitting among the other guests fully invested in my phone. What was I doing, you ask? Playing Mystic Messenger..during a wedding… This is just who I am now.
(It was the 8th day of V’s route if anyone wants to know.. I might post the picture if I can blur the faces of the other guests.)