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Ok, folk, sorry the queue is dead. I literally cannot keep up with how fast things are exploding in the zoo world right now, much less try to write about / post about all of the implications. I’m going to put up a masterpost of all the currently important stuff tomorrow with links and some context so people are at least aware, because just … holy shit, guys. AZA’s choice to publicly let the CEO of HSUS speak at their 2017 conference turned the entire industry on its ear. I don’t even have cogent ways to explain the degree to which things are getting messy. 

guigeiger  asked:

My 9° ask I talking to my non-otaku friend: -Hey man, imagine someone speaking German. Its too hard. -I don't think so... -Ha! If you think it's easy, you can say something in German. -Ah... Yes I can -??? What you can talk? -SIND SIE DAS ESSEN UND WIR SIND DIE JÄGER

I’m so glad you’re fluent in German now. 


Obligatory repost of the video that hilariously explains on why majority  of people on CW are pieces of shit and why CW shows should not be trusted with representation.

No wonder LGBT community looks like a joke to supergirl writers. Its because they don’t care. Its because its FUNNY to them to gaslight people or to treat them as “weird” for shipping a pairing.

I don’t know what the hell this is but I had an image in my mind and I needed to write it before I forgot it. It’s a bit rubbish but it was written in five minutes so ya know….


He’d never been at the end of the barrel of a gun, but any fear of the weapon was gone, all he could do was stare wide eyed into her own shocked eyes. It had happened so fast, he hadn’t even realised that Liv was there. He collapsed to his knees; arm still wrapped tightly around the young girl’s body; too scared to lift his hand and see it drenched with blood. Too scared to know he had been responsible for her death when he knew that bullet had been meant for him. Rebecca couldn’t move, hadn’t even blinked from the moment the gun went off. She dropped it; let it clatter to the floor as Robert gasped for breath, ears ringing from the shot, heart beating so fast he was certain it was going to explode as he pulled his hand slowly away from Liv’s back and looked down at it. It was clean. He pulled back, to see her face scrunched shut,
She opened her eyes slowly,
“Did it hit you?”
He immediately pulled her in to a hug; he didn’t understand. The gun had gone off as soon as Liv had thrown herself in the path of it. He looked at Rebecca again,
“You shot her.”
Rebecca shook her head over and over,
“No. No no no she’s okay. She’s okay-”
Liv was trying to pull away but Robert wasn’t going to let her, he held her like a child, pressed against his body, one hand splayed on her head, the other gripping her top,
“She-she came from nowhere. She was just-”
She covered her mouth; tears spilling down her cheeks,
“I’m sorry.”
She stepped closer to touch the girl’s head,
Aaron. He must’ve heard the shot, must’ve come running. He wasn’t alone. Others were there, it must have been louder than he realised. Cain grabbed Rebecca, pinned her arms back as he shouted for someone to call the police. Aaron was on his knees,
Liv nodded, a simple reassurance that she was okay. That she hadn’t been hurt. Aaron cupped the back of Robert’s head,
“Robert? It’s okay. Let go of her.”
Robert couldn’t do it, physically couldn’t let go of her. Liv gripped him, hugging him tightly as she tried to process what had just happened.
“She just appeared from nowhere. She just appeared.”
Aaron cupped Liv’s head and kissed her,
“It’s okay. It’s okay.”
He gripped Robert’s shirt. Holding them both until the police finally arrived.

“She was pointing the gun at me. And then…suddenly Liv was in my arms. She just…ran in and-”
He winced and looked down,
“It’s okay. Take your time.”
Robert took a breath,
“The gun went off. It was like…”
He shook his head,
“I fell to my knees and just held her. Why didn’t she get shot? Why wasn’t she hurt?”
“We think the weapon misfired. You’re lucky. Both of you.”
The officer wrote something down and squeezed his shoulder before leaving. Robert pulled the blanket around himself and sniffed. Dropping his head and closing his eyes,
He lifted his head and quickly jumped to his feet,
He held his hands up,
“I didn’t even know she was there. I swear-”
“I know. Liv told me everything. She saw you and her and just…”
He cleared his throat,
“Are you okay?”
Robert let out a nervous laugh,
“You’re asking me?”
Aaron looked at him, his eyes were red, he’d been crying. Robert didn’t blame him. He was on the verge himself.
“How’s Liv?”
“Shook up. But she’s okay.”
Robert nodded before meeting his eye again,
“I’m so sorry Aaron.”
Aaron nodded briefly then sniffed,
“You’re really okay?”
Robert shrugged,
He couldn’t help his chin wobble and he shook his head,
“No. No I’m not. I’m really not.”
Aaron walked over and immediately pulled him into a hug; wrapping his arms around him and rubbing his back as Robert cried.
“Come on.”
Robert pushed his face into Aaron’s shoulder and sobbed, everything that had happened; Rebecca finding him outside the pub. The smile on her face when she pulled the gun out, the way his stomach had dropped, the fear he felt when she told him how he would die, it was all hitting him at once until he couldn’t breathe. Aaron was gripping him tightly,
“It’s okay.”
“I’m so sorry. I’m so so sorry.”
Aaron let him cry. Didn’t stop him, didn’t pull away, just let him go until he was calm.
“Let’s go home yeah?”
Robert didn’t argue, he daren’t in case it wasn’t real. Aaron didn’t talk, he just led him back to where Liv was waiting, blanket wrapped around her shoulders and Chas beside her. She jumped up and immediately ran to Robert. Wrapping her arms around his middle,
“I’m sorry. I’m so sorry Liv.”
She pulled back and looked up at him,
“I just couldn’t have her hurt you.”
Robert cupped her face and shook his head,
“She’s not hurting anyone now. I promise.”
He kissed her forehead and hugged her again, whispering to her,
“I love you.”
Chas rubbed Aaron’s arm,
“What now?”
Aaron looked from Robert and Liv to Chas,
“We go home.”
He gave her a small smile and headed over to his family.

I don’t steal gifs

Despite how angry I am and how much I wanna cry stressed and angry tears I’m gonna be as mature about this as possible because being an ass isn’t gonna get me anywhere. But I will warn of a rant at the end because I think I deserve it.

So namedrop cause they namedropped me. (and no this is NOT an invitation to go and send them hate and shit. Seriously if you do that block me right fucking now.) calmstim and snotstim are accusing me of stealing and reposting their gifs with no proof whatsoever. Awhile back snotstim came on anon and accused me of this and didn’t follow it up with anything. Didn’t try to talk to me about it. Didn’t ask me to unblock them and discuss it like an adult should. I brushed it off because whatever. I know I didn’t steal anything. So I have nothing to worry about.

Now they’re freaking out because I’ve made gifs from videos they too have made gifs from. Again; not talking to me about it. I never told them to piss off or that I refused to talk about it. They had every chance to ask me to unblock them via logging out and going on anon, but they didn’t. If they had talked with me about it, despite any opinions I may have had about them, I’d respect them enough as a person to try and come to a conclusion. I can be an ass but I wouldn’t do it solely because I wanna be petty. And I can understand the paranoia of worrying about your content being stolen. As an artist that worries me and as an artist I’ve had my content stolen/reposted/uncredited/etc.

One thing I wanna point out in particular is that calmstim accused me of stealing a moon bath bomb gif, reposting it, and not giving credit.

This was a “my bad” on my part. I made a gif of the same video. I had had that video in my bookmarks for a long time before I decided to go on a giffing spree and get it done. <– this is where I forgot to place credit for myself. I apologize for not crediting myself as it’s just given them fuel for their anger. <– this is where I originally posted my gifset of it. I was actually surprised soon after posting it to see calmstim’s version of the video on my dash. (This was a rather long time ago, so I don’t remember who reblogged it or when.)

I won’t go and disprove every gif being accused of being stolen as original. Since it’d get repetitive. But I will say a few things.

1. calmstim and snotstim never gave proof that these were the same files. They just screenshotted my posts and continued with their false callouts. 

2. Absolutely NO ONE is commenting on the fact I have made many, many, MANY gifsets. AND that I’ve been making gifsets ever since I started this blog. And of course there’s a reason why: there’s nothing wrong with them. They were properly credited and that was that. And to this day no one complains about many gifsets I make.

So if I make original content all the time… What point would I have to steal the content of blogs I don’t like?

And furthermore on that last comment, why would I steal something from people I don’t like? Why would I admit to myself that “oh I’m not good enough to make gifsets of these videos so I’ll just steal ‘em!” I mean I have self image issues. But if there’s something I can respect myself in is knowing that stealing is wrong and that I don’t need to imitate people I don’t like. That would just make me hate myself more. That makes no sense.

3. Do calmstim and snotstim own any of the videos they’ve giffed that they’re accusing me of stealing? No. Is it copyrighted that prevents me and other individuals from giffing it? No.

And on that note as well, I’m sure they have gifs made from videos THEY’VE made themselves. Why wouldn’t I steal them? If I was stealing a bunch of their content already, why set limits? In their eyes I apparently don’t give a damn about any wrongdoing so why try to cover my tracks if it’s “so obvious”?

Because I didn’t steal it. I have no reason to.

4. I can show you all EXACTLY how I make my gifs. I’m sure maybe even a few of you out there remember when I was asking around if somebody knew of an alternative way to make gifs as, at the time, my ingur gif-maker stopped working and any of the imgur staff I contacted did nothing to help. So I needed a new way. stimmybby (don’t dare mess with them for this they didn’t do anything wrong and they aren’t involved) came to me and said they had a tutorial for how to do it! So I do it the same way stimmybby does! I do it like this –>

I also make all my gifs 230x240. That’s the sizing on all my gifs. The only ones that aren’t like that are a couple of my first gifsets where I was trying to get the hang of things and figure out how to gif things properly. Those may be bigger or smaller.

I know EXACTLY how to make my own content. I am going to be making gifsets on my art/edit blog. Because I like giffing things.

So if I can make it myself… What reason would I have to steal from somebody else.

I’m a person trying to get their name out there. I’m trying to be an artist and a game creator. Doing shit like this would RUIN my reputation. And if I did it then rightfully so. But I didn’t because 1. that would go against my morals/self rules. 2. That’s just straight up shitty and I try to be a decent person. And 3. I don’t support or like snotstim or calmstim so reposting their content would just straight up be saying “everything they make it automatically BETTER than mine and I have no reason to try and do something for myself and accept these people are better than me.”

I wouldn’t do that. Not because I’m petty, no. It’s because I have at least that much self respect and respect for them simply for people that I’d know that wouldn’t be fair to them or me. I may not like them, but I’m not gonna do something to stress them out or hurt them or commit wrong to them simply because I can. I’m no bully. I don’t play like that.

5. With all that said, EVERYONE is absolutely FINE with these adults dragging me-a TEENAGER that has done my best to AVOID them because I’m trying to be mature and avoid conflict-through the mud with no solid evidence.

Which, btw, their followers are having a field day with this.

This one’s my favorite. Which, btw, after this post and all those asks have been screencapped, everyone’s getting IP blocked. If you don’t have the human decency to speak to me like a person then you’re not worth my time.

Which, speaking of picking on a minor, I hope you’re happy cause I was on the verge of having a panic attack in the car with my mom there who was not prepared to handle that.

But after this, I have no reason to speak to these people. They’ve had chances to treat me like a person and took none of them. I blocked them from the start because I felt they were bullies. And this situation proves my point. They called me out on something I didn’t do with no evidence I did it and their followers just… Believed it. No questions asked. I’m declared scum for making my own content.

And the ONLY thing I did that is even remotely close to what they’re accusing me of is if I see a gifset I like, but I do not like the person, then I save the VIDEO for me to gif LATER so I can enjoy the content without feeling unsafe because my comfort is important. I made this blog for MY comfort because I’m a mentally ill person who has to struggle to keep from self harming and who has to struggle with not killing themselves.

I didn’t come here to have people make me feel this horrible for something I did not do. I was having a great day I spent with my girlfriend and now it’s ruined because I’m gonna have to fight the voice in my head telling me that even if I do nothing I ruin everything.

This is why I avoided these people in the first place. To prevent this from happening. Clearly I was wrong.

And no, this rant isn’t for pity. I didn’t want your pity before and I don’t want it now. But I am emotional right now because of the things I described and I feel like an idiot because last night I dared allowed myself to feel safe and happy and I feel like I can’t trust any positive emotions I feel because of shit like this.

This rant isn’t for pity. I’m hoping this rant will just make you consider listening to to the smaller voices. I’m no big name stim blog who has thousands of people to listen to whatever I say and believe it. I’m just a kid trying to do something healthy for themselves and giffing is something that I find phenomenally relaxing. And I’m going to continue doing it. And unless you have footage of me stealing their gifs then you have no right to try and stop me from doing something that is not wrong.

If I do something wrong, I ask people to point it out to me. As a white person I want someone to point out if I did something racist so I can learn from my mistakes and unlearn racism. As a man I want someone to point out if I did something sexist so I can learn from my mistakes and unlearn sexism. As an able-bodied person I want somone to if I did something ableist so I can learn from my mistakes and unlearn ableism. So I’d want the same if I stole something. But I didn’t do anything except make my own gifs and now I’m being punished for it. If I’m mature enough to accept I’m just as capable of doing bigoted things as anyone else, then I’m mature enough to accept if I stole something.

But I didn’t. And I demand to be treated like a person or I have nothing to say to you and nothing to do with you.

And for that matter if you’d like to talk about this calmly and maturely, I’d be fine with that. Everyone else who’d rather throw names and tell me I’m lower than scum will be met with a block because you are not worth my time, patience, or energy. Enough of that has been wasted on this because I’m constantly struggling with the feeling that I destroy and ruin everything I come into any form of contact with. And this situation didn’t do anything to help me out.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I probably need to go cry out these overflowing emotions I’m feeling. But before I end this I’m going to emphasize this because the tumblr community needs to be told this.

Absolutely DO NOT go and harass anyone mentioned here. I don’t care how you think of them. You send anything that’s harmful or even slightly shitty then I don’t want anything to do with you because you’re a giant hypocrite and you’ve ignored everything I just said and I want no part in your company.

anonymous asked:

#38 with Jimmy Havoc, please x

There was no way you could ever watch a Discovery Channel documentary again, if this is what it felt like to be stalked by a predator. Every inch of your body was screaming at you to run but your feet felt like they were held down by cement blocks. 

You couldn’t escape Jimmy if you tried. Those dark eyes had pinned you into place long before he was able to do so physically. This fucked up game of cat and mouse had gone on too long and he’d finally caught you.

“We can’t do this…”

The breathiness of your words did nothing to deter him from the trail of possessive kisses and bites he was leaving along your neck.

“And why the fuck can’t we?”

The vibrations of his words against the sensitive flesh were like a lightning bold of pleasure straight to your core and his calloused hands began to slide up under the thin material of your t-shirt.

“Because its wrong and you don’t feel anything for me.”

Jimmy pulled back, his eyes dark and almost mocking.

“My heart may be missing, but my hands will make up for it.”

Tag Game: Post the first line of your WIP!

The rules are simple: Post the first line of your WIP (or a line you’re particularly proud of) without context, then tag as many people as there are words in the line - or until you run out of people to tag if its long! If you don’t have a WIP, share a line from one of your favourite books!

I was tagged by @illyrian-high-lord and @deziremyacotar who are both amazing and super sweet <3 

So I kinda have two WIPs:

1. A fanfiction that I’ve been writing for about 5 years on that is 200k+ long and it’s got to a point where i’m just outlining the rest for my readers hahah because I haven’t even told half of the story yet and I don’t have the rest in me

The rattle of the chains jerked me awake. 

2. A Throne of Glass fic set about 200 years in the future focused on Manorian and Rowaelin’s children

Theo clung to the horn of his saddle as his wyvern made a particularly sharp turn around the white-capped cliffs of the Ferian Gap. 

I’m just going to tag a bunch of people because I’m too lazy to count those words hahah: @feysandsmut @cassianandfenrysaremyboyos @findserendipity @feysandfeels @readinglikewildfire @2-bookmaster-2 @fiery-feyre @rowanrhysand @runesandfaes @a-song-of-stars-and-dreams @starzablaze @seeliequeenofprythian @itsawriter 

anonymous asked:

No when the world turns its back on you, you don't turn your back on the world. When you get knocked down you need to get back up. No matter how much it hurts. Because the world is hard you need to fight it because nobody else will you need to fight for the things you love.

“I’m tired…” 

anonymous asked:

So, you said Birmingham rollers have some limited homing ability. Other sites say they can easily acclimate to a new loft. Is this true? If I acquire an adult Birmingham roller, would it try to return to its original home? I don't want that to happen, which is the reason I'm not considering homers.

Birmingham rollers can home enough to get back if, say, a hawk scares them away from home or something.

But over great distance? Their homing sense is not that great.

If you live 5-10 miles away from the original loft, they may find their way back.

But further than that? Chances are very poor.

au where padme lives and raises her two children thinking that anakin died on mustafar and works behind the scenes in the rebellion

and anakin/vader thinks that he killed padme

and they both think the other is dead and vader hates the shadowy leader of the rebellion and padme hates the emperor’s black-suited attack dog

i just have a lot of ideas about this idk