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Ah, okay, so he does do that again. I forgot about that. ^^; He’s certainly using that ability to have an advantage over Yugi, but it’s not an insurmountable advantage.

I wonder though if he can only do this if he has the card he wants already in his deck or could he draw cards that he doesn’t even have just through will?

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True Self-acceptance
There is nothing that has more intrinsic value than accepting yourself as you are.

Joanna Santos,a  female to male transgender person, writes:

I believe that most transgender people suffer from lack of confidence at some point in their lives and that is not surprising. After all we are aware very early that we have to hide in shame from this difference and this only encourages the building of insecurity that is hard to overcome. But it must be defeated at all costs.

I was debilitated by shyness when young and this was exacerbated by needing to hide a part of myself that I dare not divulge to anyone. This made the building of confidence more difficult and while from the outside I may have appeared to have everything under control it was far from being the case.

I still see much pain among our community as people struggle with the challenges of being different and the rejection that they face every day can seem insurmountable at times. Our best shield is the knowledge that we have value as human beings and that being different does not mean being inferior no matter what conventional societal wisdom may say.

By now I have witnessed enough human stupidity to last me a lifetime and I will be damned if I am going to let just anyone affect me at my age.

You can follow her transgender blog here!

Photo: Gajus

Three years ago, my dog went viral on Imgur and Reddit, thanks to this picture I took right after she’d yanked down a post from the front of our house with her bare strength.

But like the image above says, this is not a good post.

That dog above, the one that made so many people laugh, her name is Eva, and she’s my 7-year-old lab. She was just diagnosed with canine lymphoma.

Without chemo, she only has 3 months left with us. But her oncologist has given her a good prognosis with chemotherapy. She could live to see her 9th, 10th, and even 11th birthday.

Which means more years of this happy, ridiculous puppy.

The price to extend her life? $8500.

I nearly died when I saw the number. I’m paying off 4 student loans right now, and my parents are in insurmountable debt. I thought, this is it, we’re screwed. In between crying spells and anxiety attacks, I realized what my choices were: give up and let Eva go in the next 3 months, or crowdfund my ass off.

Internet: you’ve done it before, now I’m begging you, do it again. Spread Eva like wildfire. She deserves a second chance. She deserves the extra time, and all the fun and happiness she’ll have in that time.

Here is the link to her gofundme.

Any amount you can donate will help tremendously. Please, help Eva.

Attention people who don’t have horses:

Sorry to break in with this on a very much Sherlock-only kind of blog- I promise not to make a regular thing of this, but this is something that’s happened TWICE now. 

This is Beyli. He’s a two-month old foal and he’s adorable. He belongs to a friend of the family. 

So adorable, in fact, that a member of the public spent a nice afternoon feeding him. You feed the ducks and that’s ok. right? It’s a nice thing to do. 

They fed him turnip. He choked and gave himself a stomachache as a result.

The problem is that horses can’t really burp and horses can’t vomit. Their digestive systems are fine-tuned and when they go wrong, they go really wrong. Colic in horses is difficult to treat and in Beyli’s case, like many others, proved to be insurmountable. With pain medicine not working, after 4 hours of doing their best with no improvement, the vet called time on his suffering rather than let him go on to a very slow and painful end. 

A horse needlessly suffered and died because someone fed him the wrong thing. They weren’t necessarily malicious, they were just hugely ignorant. And worse, they were hugely entitled. There were already signs asking people not to feed the animals. As I said, this has now happened TWICE to the same family, and they’re by no means alone. 

PLEASE Don’t feed horses that don’t belong to you. 

Horses can have disorders, diabetes, allergies and dietry requirements and you have NO IDEA if what you’re giving them is acceptable or not. Even ‘safe’ things like carrot and apple could be ‘wrong’ for this particular horse. Grass clippings? Not okay. Grain? Not okay for a horse that hasn’t been regularly eating it. 

Don’t assume. i have seen walkers pull up random plants and offer them over the fence INCLUDING TOXIC, DEADLY weeds like ragwort. I’ve seen horses offered dog-biscuits and bread. I’ve heard of horses being regularly fed by strangers thinking they were being under-fed, when the horse in question was on a vet-given diet to control weight and other conditions. 

Don’t feed horses that don’t belong to you even little treats and things like sugar cubes because it gives them bad manners. They start biting and harassing people. It’s bad for their teeth and too much sugar is terrible for them.

In some places if the owner has liability insurance, if you can be identified, YOU will be legally responsible for the vet’s bills. And if you’re thinking ‘well, they’d never identify me’, then that’s besides the point. 

Please. You wouldn’t feed someone’s dog without asking, I hope. You definitely wouldn’t feed someone else’s child. 

TL;DR: Don’t feed other people’s horses. You can make them SERIOUSLY ill. Treat animals in fields like animals at the zoo: you’re welcome to look, but don’t meddle with their care. 

PLEASE DON’T FEED OTHER PEOPLE’S HORSES. 

Inspiring! This Runner Stopped Just Yards From The Finish To Put A Collapsed Rival Out Of Her Misery

Get ready for a truly inspiring story that will really bring a tear to your eye.

As Jessica Haney rounded the corner during the final leg of the NCAA West Preliminary’s 10,000-meter event this weekend, Nicole Price’s lead must have looked insurmountable. But when an exhausted Nicole suddenly collapsed within 200 feet of the finish line, most onlookers expected Jessica to capitalize on the injury and secure herself a first-place finish.

Instead, Jessica taught us all that some things are more important than winning, as she stopped short of the finish line, pulled out a pistol, and put the injured runner out of her misery once and for all.

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Never Underestimate...
  • Aries:Underestimating an Aries is like playing with fire. This Sign has determination unlike any other and will fight for what they love no matter what.
  • Taurus:Taureans are capable of anything they put their minds to due to their inner strength and power to persevere.
  • Gemini:A Gemini's mind is absolutely powerful - they can run circles around anyone when it comes to knowledge and wit.
  • Cancer:Cancer may seem soft or passive but they're like the ocean - you can't always see what's lurking within their hearts.
  • Leo:Even when faced with something seemingly insurmountable, the Lion will still press on, never standing down in the face of their fears.
  • Virgo:With a sharp mind and an unyielding determination to always do their best, Virgos can overcome anything.
  • Libra:Libra's faith and optimism only make them more powerful along with their ability to understand the big picture.
  • Scorpio:Scorpios hold the power of Water within them, the understanding of life and death, all aspects of human nature.
  • Sagittarius:The fire in a Sagittarian's heart is beautiful and powerful. They always put their heart into all they do making them powerful.
  • Capricorn:Capricorns can bear the weight of the world without ever wavering. These children of Saturn can stand the test of time and will always make it through the trials of life.
  • Aquarius:Aquarians always have something up their sleeve. Just when you think you've seen it all, they'll throw something new into the mix to keep you on your toes.
  • Pisces:Kind and dreamy, Pisces may not seem like someone to take seriously but in reality there is no one stronger than them. This Sign is more adaptable and imaginative than any other.
  • ::Check your Dominant Sign: :

I missed him so painfully. It honestly felt like my heart was tearing in two, as though it were being stretching across the insurmountable distance between us.
So I started a diary.

At first I thought it was about learning to let go, but I’m beginning to realise that it’s not.
Because sometimes you can’t let go …..
and it’s about learning to carry it with you.

—  Ranata Suzuki, Why I still write

“HEY BUTT-HEAD, I I DREAMED I WAS AT SCHOOL LAST NIGHT. DO YOU THINK THAT COUNTS FOR ATTENDANCE?” - Beavis

There’s an entire generation walking around that have the deliriously funny Mike Judge to thank for being a tiny bit less intelligent than we could have been thanks to hours of consuming Beavis & Butt-Head in the 1990′s. It’s been a long time since the less-than-dynamic duo muttered and snickered their way into our hearts but thankfully sophomoric morons age well and many of us are ready to revisit Cornholio & Co. Ok, but here’s the bad news. There isn’t a single home video release out there, VHS, DVD or otherwise that contains all the original episodes uncut, AND has the music videos. Largely due to the licensing rights being insurmountably expensive now (and have been for ages) and societal shifts in what makes people nuts, the only way to really see episodes completely as they were is through fan made off-the-air tapes which usually give up quality for content. These early home video releases therefore make a decent alternative, and while they aren’t quite the same experience they are inexpensive and durable, and hey, you can’t have it all. SO, what’s it gonna take to convince your kids you are even lamer then they thought you were? Only $9.99 at our Noblstown Rd. location buys you 9 tapes plus a copy of “Beavis & Butt-Head Do America” just for good measure. We’ll leave it to you to defend your politically incorrect nostalgia to your family, but hey, you’re still ok by us. It’ll be Friday again eventually thrifters, until then, HANG IN THERE!