So, I know Petco gets a ton of hate from fishkeepers, because they’re a big box store and employees don’t really have any education on the animals they sell… But as someone who works at Petco, I really do wanna let y'all know that behind the scenes and higher up they really are trying to make a difference.

Petco has made a promise to sustainably source all fish by 2022. They are investing billions of dollars right now in aquaculture. In fact I just read on the company website that they’ve now begun selling 100% aquacultured yellow tangs, and now they’re investing heavily into breeding blue hippo tangs in captivity as well!

Idk I just think its great and I’m really proud of them lol. They’re also putting up articles for employees lately about specific fish care requirements, encouraging us to ask questions about the tanks for the fish… Such as when someone wants to buy a pleco, informing them that the tank should be 75+ gals, etc. Definitely headed in the right direction, I think

anonymous asked:

mmkay let it out what's your thoughts on the new doctor who

Originally posted by findreactions

- Okay so right off the bat??? It took me less than five minutes to fall in love with Bill holy SHIT

- Like I could tell from her original preview that I was gonna like her but!!! She’s fantastic!!!!

- 12 playing the electric guitar at any given time is a strong weakness of mine

- The Doctor…has pictures…of Susan and River on his desk…I am…beyond deceased

- Okay like literally every single incarnation of the Doctor fits the aesthetic of ‘eccentric professor who gives no fucks but also ends up teaching very memorable classes’ perfectly but like. I’m so glad Capaldi is the one that gets to FULLFILL that omg.

- “You shouldn’t be in my class you aren’t a student here”

- “I know but I’m like really gay and accidentally made my crush fat because I can’t function properly”

- “Valid points, I need to teach you everything I know.”

- What…is in…that Goddamn vault.

- “Doctor What?” you know that killed him just a little inside

- She got him a freaking carpet for Christmas??? amaze

- Also just the fact that she spent Christmas with him??? You’re not crying I am

- 12: “I’m a cold hearted lone wolf I’m here to do my job I don’t care about anyone no one can crack me-”

- Bill: “Yeah my mom died when I was a baby and I have no pictures of her it makes me very sad”

- 12: *internally screaming, eye twitching, frantically grabbing a camera and sprinting into the TARDIS, shouting* “I aM a CoLd HeArTeD lOnE wOlF i’M hErE tO dO mY jOb I dOnT cArE aBoUt ANYONE-”

- seriously that was so sweet I almost cried???

- LMAO when she said “You’ve apparently been teaching here for 70 years” and he was like “You’re thinking, ‘he doesn’t look old enough’ “ and she said no. HIS FACE 😂

- “One time you were supposed to give a lecture on physics but you started ranting about poetry” “They’re the same thing.”

- Like they did a weird job with the Heather girl??? I ultimately felt bad for her but she was like shady right from the start it was strange

- Like every time Bill was around her I was like “honey reel in your thirst just far enough to realize this situation has me nervous” omfg

- w h a t  i s  i n  t h e  v a u l t

- Am I like…the only person who doesn’t like Nardole? I never have tbh he just feels shoved in there

- Like his whole spiel about wanting to make sure the Doctor’s dealing with River’s death okay at the end of the Christmas special was sweet but like??? He feels out of place and hasn’t properly done anything yet???? Idk it feels like someone inserting an oc into their fanfic re-write of the show but not knowing how the oc can actually effect the plot

- The Doctor has been a college professor for at least 70 years like…is the TARDIS okay? I can’t imagine she enjoys being parked in his office or the ‘out of order’ sign omg

- Yes, yes I am worrying about a sentient machine’s feelings leave me alone

- “I see my face all the time- never liked it, it’s all over the place, having expressions when I’m trying to be enigmatic.” MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

- “Why are you running like a penguin with his ass on fire”

- When she asked the Doctor if he knew about sci-fi. A++

- He was so swept up in figuring it out before he snapped back and was like nEVER MIND SWEET CHILD PLEASE GO AWAY ITS PROBABLY JSUT WATER lmao

- Can we as a society please stop setting creepy moments in fiction in bathrooms??? Like I’m fucking over it

- And honestly??? I’m so PISSED about the thing in the shower drain holy shit after years of having issues with drains because of “it” and I finally start fucking getting over that only for Doctor Who to do this to me??? Why does this show always know my deepest paranoia shit and use it only briefly like WHY

- Anyway,

- Bill’s reaction to the TARDIS was HILARIOUS

- “What happened to the doors though did you run out of money?” LMAO


- I lost it when they ended up in Australia omfg that was good tegan screaming in the distance


- “You’re…the first person to mention that…?” I WAS SCREAMING

- yelling ‘shark attack’ in a restaurant and it actually works? okay

- Why does Capaldi’s Doctor have such a penchant for traveling to the literal end of the universe??? This is the third or fourth time he’s gone there omfg

- Like he’s always like “no one will find us here” but like at this point? End of the universe would be the first place I’d check for him? lol

- 12 looked so proud of himself when he was called ‘silly’!!!! I’m so happy for him it’s a relief he’s out of the emo ‘what kind of man am I’ phase





- on a mildly related note: Nardole running around trying to sonic things and quietly screaming was THE MOST ME THING I’VE EVER SEEN ON TV

- I do shit with that exact attitude all the fucking time you don’t even understand I was looking in a mirror it was hilarious

- So question: Since when is the Dalek’s laser “the hottest fire in the universe”? Is that an already established thing I forgot about or like…did they just want an excuse to show the Daleks? lol

- so Creepy Water Demon Girl was chasing them through time and space solely because she thinks Bill is hot?

- R E L A T A B L E

- When Bill asked the Doctor how he’d feel if someone erased his memories and a slightly warped version of Clara’s theme music started playing??? I stabbed myself that was UNCALLED for I was NOT READY

- When the Doctor was having Internal Struggles™ and he told the pictures of Susan and River to shut up and then the TARDIS started making noises at him and he was clearly getting emotionally ganged up on I was YELLING that was so funny lmao

- Why was he so against travelling??? Why the same school for 70 years??? WHAT’S IN THE VAULT??? Who did he promise????

- The whole ending scene when he was inviting Bill on the TARDIS- idk I just really liked it?

- The lighting behind him from the ship, the mini speech, the music playing in the background??? I really dug it omg


- But no yes I???? Really freaking enjoyed the episode. Like it’s obviously not the best of the series or anything but I think it was a great opener and now I’m even more pumped for the rest of the season I’m so hype I can’t handle it omfg!!!!


This scene right here is full of good things and I think about it a lot.
Namely the way it point-blank defies everything we’ve built and come to believe about the Matsus.

- Older brothers tend to be less violent to their younger brothers.
- Totty hates physical violence and therefore opts to be sneaky and calculated.
- Kara adores all of his little brothers to the core and would never lay a hand on them.
- Totty and Kara cherish Jyushi in particular and are specifically kind to and protective of him, no brother is ever mean to Jyushi.
- Choro often protests when things like this happen because it’s just no way to act and as the responsible brother, he needs to say something.
- The general concern is that Oso is scary and everyone should be on edge whenever he decides to get violent.

Yet here we have these three very excitedly getting up to kick Jyushi’s ass. It’s pretty great lmao
I lose it because underneath all of the voices you can hear Kara (bless Nakamura-san’s wonderful voice) giggling really giddy, it’s amazing lmao He can’t wait to beat up his little Jyushimatsu~

It’s petty cool when you’re watching Cour 2 and their characters have solidified by now, they’ve all been totally established, and you come back to scenes like this where it all gets chucked out the window. Idk I just really like it, it’s pretty funny.
Rare Suiriku D-mouth, also.

willzgirl  asked:

Other than Danny and Colleen what were things you really liked about Iron Fist?

Ah yes an ask that is going to force me to get my thoughts together. So here we go, and not in any particular order of how much I liked it. Probably won’t cover everything because I’ve only watched it once and it’s sort of a blur xD I’ll cover some main points though.

• this is gonna sound weird, but the colors. This show was a lot brighter/more vivid than the other shows (particularly dd/jj) and I just really love how they’ve used that in these shows because this really matches the show and idk I just love it

• Danny. Which I mean is obvious, but. It was just really refreshing to have a character who was more childlike and innocent and naive, who has a brighter look on things compared to the others, which I think was really needed. Danny was kind of an idiot sometimes and way too trusting but I really enjoyed watching him change from episode 1 to episode 13

• on a related note, I’m always so fascinated by the moral side of things, the arguments, the way people try to justify things and idk dude I think they did it really well here. Watching Danny, particularly as well struggle between thinking that he has to fulfill his duty as the Iron Fist but also really not wanting to be that??? Not the way he was taught, anyway, was great. And even just smaller things, like Colleen deciding to not kill Bakuto, even tho yeah in the moment she probably could have. I am v proud of her. And also on this note, Claire and that scene in the plane where she is just like “yeah you can never justify killing”. Loved that scene.

• finally getting more information about the Hand. Because in Daredevil s2, we honestly did not get a ton of information and in this show we got much more and saw a lot more of it and the different parts/groups of it and that was nice that it’s not just being left as some shadowy group that no one knows stuff about.

• might get yelled at for this, but the fight scenes?? I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about how they were unrealistic but guys, it’s a show about a character who has powers that make his fist light up. I think they get a little leniency here. I personally really enjoyed them.

• THE SOUNDTRACK. Cannot say enough good things about the soundtrack omg. I love how it’s vaguely like the daredevil ones but sort mashed with like. The Tron soundtrack I guess? But also with its own unique elements and almost a trippy quality sometimes and just guys I love this soundtrack. My favorite of all of them, now.

• The fact that, while I was not particularly fond of the Meachums, I couldn’t make myself hate them. Because that’s a problem I run into where the “villains” are always just not layered enough and just easy to hate. But while I didn’t love them, they’re absolutely fascinating. Their actions, their justifications, the way they work and think. I’m going to do a lot of analyzing when I watch the show again because I’m really impressed with them and how they were written.

• Colleen. Literally everything about her, but like. It wasn’t the Colleen I expected? Yeah she was tough and a colder (especially towards the beginning), but I really did not expect the sweeter and a lil softer Colleen that we got in the show. And I have exactly no complaints about it. Again, like with Danny, it was refreshing. I mean, she’s got issues but she’s not like a lot of the other female characters we’ve gotten so far in that she is kinder and softer and genuinely a good person at heart (again, she has issues, but) and I really loved that.

• this is kind of obvious, but Claire. She was a gem in this honestly. Probably my favorite appearance of her so far, since she’s been so developed now. She was hilarious but also knocked some sense into my stupid children. Also, Claire learning to fight gives me life okay.

• kind of said this earlier but want to say it again but just. How conflicted Danny is. How he’s torn between these two sides of himself, and choosing between what he was raised and taught to do and what he’s starting to believe is the actual right thing. and how he does not handle this super well, and it’s not easy for him. They wrote this really well in that he was honestly just a wreck. It got ugly sometimes. It wasn’t handled gracefully, it was messy and emotional and difficult and Danny could not have handled it on his own without Colleen and Claire. I really enjoy when they don’t try and force a character like this to deal with it and figure it out alone and I’m glad Claire was there to knock sense into him.

• Tiny note but like, all the references to characters. Daredevil, a couple times. Jessica. They even mentioned Karen and it was beautiful.

• Danny, Colleen, and Claire: the actual team up we all needed in life. Bless. All of their scenes together were great, and having Claire there to balance out the other two was wonderful. Would watch an entire show of these three working together, not gonna lie.

• Going sort of back up to what I said about the Meachums, I love that the people fighting against Danny in the show wasn’t just some creepy guy who out of the blue decided he had a problem with Danny. It was Harold, it was Ward and Joy, people he grew up with. It was Gao, it was Bakuto, it was even Davos and Colleen for a bit. Mostly people he trusted. Which made it more painful but idk I enjoyed it.

• How they handled all the stuff with Colleen. Personally think they did that well. And I’m so, so glad that they didn’t drag it out longer than necessary. It felt, pacing wise, like it worked really well. It didn’t drag it out, but it wasn’t too fast. The rain scene is always going to make me cry.

Nothing else directly comes to mind right now because I kind of just got up and my brain isn’t awake, but. To sum it up it’s a show I thoroughly enjoyed with characters that hit me pretty personally sometimes, so that was fun. Personally, I think it’s the best show I’ve seen since Daredevil, which is my favorite show. I need to watch iron fist a couple more times, but I’m positive I enjoyed it more than JJ/LC.

I just. Really love this show, guys.

but what I think is really cute is the fact that even though Mofftiss pay so very much attention to every last detail including costuming, Mark never takes off his wedding ring for his Mycroft scenes

which means that unless there’s a big reveal about a deceased love interest of Mycroft’s waiting for us, Ian is more important to Mark than continuity and plot structure in his world famous TV show

Idk I just think that’s really sweet and pure

anonymous asked:

tbh i cant make this any simpler, i just want the end pt 1+2 to like, never exist nor happen. it ruined both tords character and the house and shit. of course, the whole "tord on the hill" scene was really great but...ehhhgh idk

i agree. just because some stuff was done really well doesnt make it as a whole less of a dumpster fire

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Stan has gone through a lot in terms of pain. Much of it is internal emotional pain. Some of it is physical pain. Specifically, I am thinking of these two moments. 

For a lot of the show, we see Stan’s mysterious ‘’tattoo’. There is even a short dedicated to it. Then we see Stan being horribly burned and scarred. Same with the hand, we see him bleeding (which on a kids show is pretty serious stuff). Later on he consistently is wearing a bandage on his hand. These moments don’t necessarily tie into the larger mystery of the plot, despite how intense they are. They are very raw, desperate and painful moments, that at the time showed a different side of his personality. These moments, I think, for Stan were to show 1). How deeply both physically and emotionally he had been hurt by his brother, which is what fuels his anger towards Ford. 2). His reckless nature, and the lengths he will go to for his family, to the point of disregard for his own safety, which later we see in his sacrifice in the finale. (In addtion, Alex has said the bandage shows the passage of time on the show). I guess, I am just thinking these are really, really great defining character moments for Stan. The writers/artists obviously wanted to show how significant these wounds were, because they just don’t vanish in the next scene like most other cartoon wounds do. He sheds blood fixing the portal and wears a bandage for the next few episodes. The burn heals into a scar that’s there for the rest of his life. 

ok so i really wasnt sure about their clothes because i drew this from memory so i just went with it im sorry

this is a scene from a fic i read all in one night (i was up til 3 it was amazing) and i am really not one for explicit fic? like im really not interested in any sex scenes but i read conquering by @suggestivescribe and this one scene really stuck out to me and it was this one, early in the fic where they all just kinda crashed on the couch and idk i really loved it so i thought maybe i could give it a shot and yk its wonky the anatomys weird and i was too lazy to shade or line but shrug emoji


I just finished Ishmael and really loved it. It was a pretty great read. This is way too many photos of a book but this was a good scene. Forgive me ;__;

crxckedspines-deactivated201701  asked:

Can we just talk about Hiccup's hands? Idk I just really love the way DreamWorks animated his hands to be so realistic. In the scene in httyd 2, when he was showing Astrid the smoke from Eret's camp, you could see his hands, and if you look closely they actually look real. And also when he was drawing toothless and the map in httyd 1, the way they curl and the little wrinkles that appear, they look exactly like actual human hands! I just really love DreamWorks' animation &lt;3

Official Hiccup Hand Appreciation Post
because woohoo!

If you zoom into screencaps like this, you can see great texturizing. Freckles, little hair, the little “scaling” one gets especially near the side, even the little white of the distal free nail from his fingernail.

Here let’s just zoom in because HANDS.

Elsewhere, we see some fun animation of knuckles and tendons.

In both movies, of course.

You can even nicely see the lunula and cuticle of the fingernails in HTTYD 2 along with more wrinkles on the knuckles as he bends his joints. Yeah, that’s detail alright.

The second most expressive body part is the hand (the first most expressive being the face). Hands are versatile instruments, able to curl about and move in many ways that can express the emotions someone is feeling. They are one of the areas of the body most sensitive to touch, meaning they really feel a lot. So they’re going to express a lot. Hands are the tool by which a human navigates their world, constantly touching and arranging and exploring the world by these ten fingers and two palms; it means that they are some of the key ways in which we understand the environment around us, and are full of hints of us emoting and interacting with our surroundings.

This means that animators who get hands animated correctly help us feel even more emotion and understanding for our characters.

It’s not just Hiccup’s hands are animated nicely in a variety of positions… 

(which they are)

…it’s the fact that they animate Hiccup’s hands moving in such a human and emotional way.

Aw look at how happy his hand is.

And how scared.

Oh gods.

He has these little gestures that recur over and over again with his hands which makes him personal and emotive. Hiccup will take his thumb and rub it up with his first two digits when he is idle or trying to act casual. His fingers fiddle around sometimes, as they do with the writing device in HTTYD 2. And there’s the way he’ll just hit his head and pull back his fingers when he remembers something obvious.

And he flaps his hands and his arms around when he talks. Over half of communication between humans is gestural rather than verbal, and a large portion of those gestures come from the hands. Let’s not get started on sign languages, either! This means that Hiccup’s wild hand movements are a manner by which we as audience members can get in and feel him more. It’s because he’s radically communicating with us!

And really, some of Hiccup’s single most touching (pun intended) moments with Toothless are those without words. They’re just moments with him, his dragon, and his hands.

Even when there are words, the hands make so much a difference.

You can tell entire stories with just pictures of Hiccup’s hands and Toothless. In fact, there’s almost a symbolic story within the first HTTYD on this very idea.

When Hiccup first meets Toothless, his hands are curled around the hilt of a knife. His hands are tight, squeezing, hard. They are the opposite of opened up to Toothless.

The next time Hiccup approaches Toothless, his hands still are not free. This time, he brings a little book and a writing utensil with him, by which he sketches Toothless. His hands are still not open up and free to the dragon, but they’re not holding something threatening anymore. They’re filled up with something more peaceful.

…and then he drops his pencil, opening up one of his hands. It’s the first time he really opens his hands to Toothless.

The third time Hiccup and Toothless interact, the start of the Forbidden Friendship sequence, is really special. Hiccup again comes in with his hands full. But this time, he’s coming in with the intent of freeing his hands and opening them up.

He’s bringing a fish that he wants to feed Toothless. The entire point of the gesture is to get on the dragon’s good side; if Hiccup is successful, the dragon will take the fish out of his hand and free his hand up.

So first time Hiccup sees Toothless, his hand is holding an object meant to kill him. Second time, it’s hold an object meant to study him. Third time, it’s holding an object meant to befriend him.

And Toothless takes the fish. This is now the first time Hiccup and Toothless have been around one another with Hiccup’s hands truly free.

But they’re still acclimating to one another and don’t have enough trust to really make it work. When Toothless sees Hiccup’s free hand reaching out to him, he growls. Hiccup is reaching out to Toothless in a friendly gesture, a gesture meant for him to feel the dragon and get to know him better. But touch is sensitive and requires touch, and that is something Toothless is not ready for.

Throughout Forbidden Friendship, we see the interaction between Toothless and Hiccup’s hands. 

And the moment they finally connect is when Hiccup’s hands are free and open… and able to touch and fully feel Toothless.

His hands go from closed, gripped on a dagger, to open, touching Toothless on the snout.

And from there on out, they are able to touch one another, feel one another, understand one another, care for one another, live for one another.

Hands are so totally awesome and important like yes yes yes wow and yes.

you know how disney is going to do a han solo pre series spin off tv show? and a lot of people have really great ideas about how they want a leia spin off tv show instead.

heres what i want: a show about all three of the original trilogy, before the movies. han solo smuggling, leia kicking ass being a spy/helping the rebellion and then. every once in awhile theres a short, one min cut away scene from leia or han being epic and then it goes to luke whos like. farming. walking in the desert. talking with friends. laying in his bed, sleeping

ALLEGIANT: MY THOUGHTS (may contain spoilers idk)

Ok so idek where to start. I honestly went into the film expecting it to be shit considering how much I didn’t like the effects in insurgent I was very apprehensive, well I couldn’t have been more wrong!! Allegiant was probably the best on in the series so far.

Everything was just so smooth and it all had a purpose. Everything just flowed if that makes sense?

The wall scene is one of my favourites it was so intense and looked so real. The journey to the bureau of genetic welfare was also a great part the colours of the waste land looked amazing on the big screen.

There’s also a part where tris is showering and the funniest thing happens the effects were kinda bad here but that was the only time. I acid ally laughed so hard at this people started looking.

The attention to detail of the history of the bureau was great and the fact they used that it was at O Hare was a shock j wasn’t expecting that.

I loved the whole genetic tattoo thing they had I think it added to the divide we see between four and tris

Jeff was a great David he really made you trust him and he was quite persuasive. I actually liked Nita??? She was sassy and smart but I’m still kinda confused at (SPOILER) why she helped them leave the bureau at the end? I swear tobias sides with nita and helps attack or something like that? Anyway. I also remember Mathew was a bit shader in the book? He was very sweet in the movie and helped tobias escape and get back to Chicago. Zoe was amazing as Christina!!! So great to see her get more screen time and crack some jokes with caleb I loved it. As much as I don’t like ansel he’s a great caleb! Loved him in this.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT MILES TELLER? HE WAS SO DAMN FUNNY every time he cracked a joke everyone in the cinema laughed. I feel like the movie really needed some of the jokes and it was so worth it!

Let’s get into tris. I just wanna say there’s a lot more angst in the book and she really does try to make tobias believe he isn’t damaged. She’s so powerful when she’s talking to the council and I can really see a lot of shai in her which I love. Also tris prior walks remarkably well in heels for someone who’s been in captivity her entire life?? I loved the scenes where they showed Natalie’s memories it actually made the book come to life.

Theo basically stole the show for me. He really become tobias eaton in this film. He was smart and cunning and yet so smooth I was making squealing noises at how perfect he was. He was a great leader and really out shined everyone else, especially when fourtris go their separate ways. He really came into his own. Especially in the fringe scenes which I won’t talk about bc it’s a really powerful scene I think you need to experience yourself. HE WAS SO BADASS I JUST CANT PRAISE HIM ENOUGH. One thing I didn’t like was that everyone called him tobias except for tris? Idk it felt wrong.

CAN I JUSR SAY THERE ARE A BAJILLION FOUTRIS KISSES MY HEART COULD NOT TAKE IT THERES THIS ONE LINE FROM THE BOOK I WONT SAY BUT I ACTUALLY LOST MY SHIT IT WAS PERFECT. And one part where they’re kissing and Evelyn’s face comes up on the screen things I was laughing too much also tris says I love you and tobias doesn’t say it back??? I was like ummm????

The whole serum stuff was great too and peters involvement was great he joked about that too.

Ummmm what else????? The donut things!!! They’re drones and they were a huge part of this which actually make sense once they explain it.

I didn’t get Uriahs part in allegiant idk he wasn’t needed but they should have given him more lines

The ending was great! It wasn’t a cliffhanger but if left you wondering where they’re gonna take it in the next film bc I have NO clue and I kinda like it that way.

The film just made me feel so proud to say I support the divergent series! Seriously do watch it!!! If you wanna discuss it with me message me lol and sorry for some spoilers!