might be vegan

anonymous asked:

If one hypothetically wanted to read your Eldritch Abomination Garfield fic, how would one go about finding it as directly searching for 'garfield' hypothetically does not include the fic?

“They bought it?” Lyman asked as Jon hung up the phone.

“I got the contract,” Jon confirmed, dazed. “I’m — I’m syndicated.”

“You did it, man!” Lyman said, clapping him on the back. Odie barked.

“They’re already thinking about merchandising deals,” Jon continued, staring into space.

“I told you things were going to turn around for you,” Lyman said with a nod. Odie continued barking, making it clear that he was not just trying to be supportive. “Hey, look, I’ve gotta take the dog for a walk. If the alarm goes off while I’m gone, can you take dinner out of the oven?”

“Yeah,” Jon said, with no real conception of what he was agreeing to. He still had not yet finished processing that phone call, the idea that he was going to be paid, consistently, that he was a working cartoonist, that his comics would be in papers. Merchandising deals. Merchandising.

It was not until he heard the door that Jon realized he was alone in the apartment.

Just him, and Garfield.

From the corner, it growled.

Jon’s heart spasmed; he hadn’t realized it was in the same room. “H—hey,” he said. It would have been a dumb thing to say if it was a normal cat. It was a dumber thing to say under the circumstances. Its eyes glowed red in the shadows. “How are you?” he asked, then winced as the cat growled again. “Heard the good news?” he asked weakly.

MY END OF THE CONTRACT HAS BEEN FULFILLED

It rumbled through his brain like an earthquake, words without words. He covered his ears even though it wouldn’t help. “Yeah, thanks for—”

I WILL FEED

Jon’s heart spasmed again, overwhelmed with the sense of a hunger not his own. “Right, about that—”

YOU WILL FEED ME it said, words written in blood, thick and hot.

“—yes, I got that, I’m just not really sure what I’m supposed to—”

MEAT and the word throbbed, tore.

“Would chicken be okay?”

UNACCEPTABLE it said in broken bone and jellied marrow.

“I don’t want to stereotype you by assuming you want to eat my roommate—”

YES GIVE ME HIS HEART it said, pulsing, torn flesh.

“—but you can’t eat Lyman.”

I͇̤͜ ̭̩W̨͕̪̠͙I̧̫͍͕̤̥̥̥L̜̜̭͔̪͢L̡͉͍͍͓̣ ͇F̤̜E̤̱̼̩͙̺͢E̥̳̫D̯͚̰ͅ

The glowing eyes moved from the shadows, grew larger, taller. Hellfire, if fire could cast dark instead of light, orange and red, fire and blood. The indistinct shape that might have been a cat became an indistinct shape that might have been a man, large, always large. Jon shrank back as it stretched to fill the room, tried not to look directly at it. Hot breath and sharp teeth against his skin, even though it couldn’t have been, because he was still wearing his jacket.

There was a chiming sound.

WHAT WAS THAT

“Uh.” Jon swallowed, hard. “Dinner?”

FOOD

“Yes,” Jon said, “but I don’t know if you can eat people food…”

Garfield sat in the middle of the floor, wide as it was tall. Its gaze was baleful.

“Right. You can eat whatever you want.” Slowly Jon inched around the cat to head toward the kitchen. “I don’t really know what it is, though. It might be… vegan.”

Garfield hissed, the sound of pain, and Jon fled toward the oven.

I SMELL MEAT

Jon stopped himself from telling the cat get off the counter. “I think it’s a casserole,” he said, removing the dish to set it on the stove. He gingerly removed the lid, his hands safely wrapped in oven mitts. “Oh. It’s lasagna.”

GIVE IT TO ME

“It has to cool,” Jon said. Garfield hissed again, and the sound turned Jon’s blood to fiberglass. He backed away, and the cat leapt bodily and entirely into the baked pasta. It did not seem bothered by the fact that the pasta sauce was still bubbling, and Jon tried not to look at the void of its mouth. A black hole rimmed with fangs, an absence of all light, drawing in all that it touched to disappear within.

WHAT IS THIS it asked, and a hellfire paw batted at a stretchy piece of mozzarella.

“… cheese?”

The cat-shaped thing nodded, still sitting in the dish of lasagna.

WE DO NOT HAVE THIS

“You don’t have cheese in hell?”

It nodded again.

“I guess that’s what makes it hell.” If Garfield appreciated this observation, it did not show it. It cracked open its maw again, more lasagna disappearing, and Jon looked away. “That lasagna was supposed to feed us for a week,” he sighed. “How much longer do I need to do this?” he asked.

UNTIL YOU ARE SATISFIED

“Until I’m satisfied?”

YOU MUST FEED ME TO SATISFY YOUR HUNGER

Realization dawned. “Wait, but — I thought this was a one-time thing.”

IT WAS NOT

“If you leave, I get fired?”

PERHAPS

“So I might still be able to make it on my own.”

DO YOU BELIEVE YOUR SKILL IS ENOUGH TO BRING YOU ALL THAT YOU DESIRE

Jon thought of the portfolio sitting in his room, and sagged. “… no.”

It grew, limbs stretching, claws turning to fingers and then claws again. It sat on the counter like a solid mirage, licking red from its hands.

YOU WILL HAVE RICHES BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS it said in truffle oil and fur and gold. SO LONG AS I AM FED YOU WILL NEVER KNOW HUNGER

Syndication and merchandising deals and maybe someday a cartoon on television. His signature in every newspaper in every house in the country. In the world, even. He raked his fingers through his curls and tried not to look at its claws.

“I guess I’m stuck with you, then,” Jon said.

It didn’t slide off the counter the way a man would, shifted off like drifting smoke or licking flames, stood and was no shorter. Tall and broad and solid, a weight to its presence as it moved closer. Jon shrank back again as it loomed, and this show of submission seemed to please it. Hot breath and sharp teeth against his skin again, and he shivered.

YES YOU ARE



I feel like instead of getting mad that Miss USA isn’t a feminist, we should be thinking about her reasons why. Instead of getting pissed that people think feminism is anti-men maybe we should look within our movement and correct behavior that perpetuates that idea? The whole “men are trash” and “kill all men” and “women are perfect angels, men are the enemy” thing isn’t helping our case, and women like Miss USA are proof of that.

So I was around polyamorous people in Michigan

and multiple times they (so many cishets) referred to “coming out” as polyam.

Stop it. Stop it right now.

No, polyamory is not the norm. No, polyamory is not broadly accepted. No, your parents probably won’t approve of you being polyamorous.

But stop fucking appropriating the terminology of LGBT+ people.

Now before I get a million hate messages, let me remind you, this is my family:

That’s me, in the wheelchair. That’s my beautiful child with the dark blonde hair. And those are my two (count them, two) committed partners who I live with.

I came out as bisexual.

I came out as nonbinary.

I announced that I was polyamorous.

Lifestyle choices are not the same as inherent identities. You do not “come out” as a gamer. No one “outs you” as a student. There is no “closet” to hide in as a vegan. 

Might some of these things cause you backlash? Of-fucking-course. But that doesn’t mean you equate them to marginalized identities.

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No name characters that I’ve been working on lately. Some are magicians/immortals, others are former athlets who had to give up their careers because of diverse diseases. I might never work on that project again so here you go.

imperfectlyperfect-world  asked:

I am a new vegetarian, in college. Could you please give me some tips on how to save money on groceries?

Hi there imperfectlyperfect-world!

Going plant based shouldn’t have to be expensive. I wrote some tips to save some money while eating a plant-based diet, you can read it here:

And here are some other resources posted by @acti-veg that might help :)

There's chill vegans, and there's Chill Vegans™

In my mind, there’s a clear difference.

Chill vegans don’t like being very outspoken; they would mostly prefer to keep to themselves to avoid conflict. On the other hand, if they are more outspoken, they do it in a gentle or friendly way. This is totally fine.

Then, there’s Chill Vegans™. These vegans, while they’re not okay with animal cruelty themselves, will excuse others of their part in it and pretend like it’s no big deal. They might say things like “I’m a vegan but I’m totally okay with you eating meat! :)” “I’m a vegan but stop judging people for eating meat! It’s their choice!” They might even attack more outspoken vegans for being outwardly angry or upset about animal exploitation because they’re “too mean”, or they’ll try to find common ground with anti-vegans or promote animal welfare over animal rights. This is aggravating.

I have no issue with chill vegans because everyone advocates in their own way, and not everybody has the guts to be an activist all the time. Chill Vegans™, however, are a nuisance. They do anti-vegans’ work for them by sabotaging other vegans who are more blunt or straightforward.

You don’t have to be super confident or assertive, but for Pete’s sake, don’t fucking side with anti-vegans just because you want to make yourself look “super chill and oh so totally cool about it :)”. If you’re against animal cruelty, fucking act like it.

Being A Healthy Witch

Hi! I know, I know, these tips aren’t just for witches. My blog is just very central to that particular audience, and I wanted to share my little ‘food journey’ with fellow witches, some of whom might be vegan // vegetarian // health conscious. :-)

Okay, so here’s my little story: I’ve had body images for my entire life, and, sadly, they have only gotten worse as I’ve grown older. While I’ve ever been “fat,” I’ve never been happy with my body and the way it looks, and have always longed for perfection // had an irrational fear of packing on pounds. My brain has just always told me, “you’re okay, but you’re not *there* yet. You could be better, prettier, skinnier, and *then* you’ll be there…” such image problems are even worse when topped with severe anxiety and depression // anger issues. I have body dysmorphia. Severely. I know this to be true, no matter how many times my family likes to remind me (not in a mean way at all - they only want me to be healthy and happy). I’ve suffered through both consistent and on/off self-harm since sixth grade, emotional eating, depersonalization, under-eating, unhealthy “promiscuous” actions at a young age, and making myself throw up.

But this post isn’t to list off my disorders. It is to share my own progress, and serve as a reminder to myself - and others - that eating does not have to feel like a burden or a chore. Believe me, I am nowhere near finished with my unhealthy mindset. I still dread having to eat. (Too bad there isn’t a spell to get rid of anxiety)! But the thing is, is that I dread it that much less when I know that what I’m putting in my body is healthy. In addition, there is magick in cooking, and it makes preparing food for myself and my boyfriend that much more exciting. I long to eat sweets and just shove a bunch of food in my mouth, trust me! But lately I have been resistant to that, and have strived for eating clean. I haven’t eaten meat or bread in such a long time! When we go out, it is vegan and dairy free 99.9% of the time.

Here is a list of some healthy things that I have found a love for making or snacking on over this past year.

• Overnight Oats - DIY oatmeal prepared in a mason jar, left to refrigerate overnight and to be eaten in the morning! Can contain anything you like. (I usually use bananas, mixed berries, almond milk, honey, cinnamon, shaved coconut, and chia seeds, all on top of rolled oats).

• Peanut butter w/ bananas or apples.

• Fruit smoothies w/ protein powder and chia seeds.

• Vegan sausage.

• Homemade rosemary/garlic potatoes.

• Crunchy granola/mixed nuts (a great substitute for snacking on chips).

• Scrambled eggs with green peppers.

• Chickenless chicken strips.

• Apple slices topped w/ tuna (unless you are full vegan/vegetarian) and dried cranberries.

• Pickles.  

• Ants on a log!

• Fruit acai/chia seed breakfast bowls.

• Tuna-stuffed avocado. 

• Pasta w/ beefless ground (tastes real)!! 

• Wheat toast w/ peanut butter, honey, and granola. 

• Honey, apricot, and almond butter on low-fat crackers. 

 • Vegan grilled cheese w/ jam. 

• Vegan protein bars (I recently discovered this delicious brand called GoMacro - and they have them at 7-11)!!

 • Cucumber, dill, and (vegan) cream cheese sandwiches. 

 • Fruit pizza - bagel w/ (vegan) cream cheese spread and topped w/ mixed fruits. 

 • All of the fruits and vegetables!!! 

I know a lot of you may have body issues too, and have a hard time eating or wanting to eat. I personally choose to only drink water, and try hard to eat clean and always take daily vitamins. Once you introduce healthier things into your diet, it becomes gradually easier to not “fear food” again, and learn some fun recipes along the way! The goal is not only to accept that your body is your only one, but to let your insides thank you for feeding it such healthy, yummy things. (Oh, and for larger meals, don’t forget about homemade vegetable soups, veggie burgers, salads, or vegan tacos)! I hope that this helps someone! 🌟 and feel free to tell me your own ideas/recipes! I’d love to have some more :-)

“Meat is not necessary and you’re terrible for eating it!”

Buddy, people with natural health issues (like not being able to absorb certain vitamins easily, allergies, etc.) exist.

Like, all ur meat replacements, like soy and rice and shit, people are actually allergic to. That or people need the nutrients found naturally in meats. Or, maybe, you should shut the fuck up and stop trying to control an aspect of someone’s life that literally does not concern u.

Yes, commercial farming is horrendous- corporates do not care about the animals they are using, and are complete assholes.

However, theres a MILLION valid reasons why people are not vegan/vegetarian. And you’re an ignorant asshole if ur SO far up ur ass that u think the only reason is just because ‘ur killing them for ur PLEASURE’.

How abt u go fuck urself, buddy.

⋆✵ If you’re in need of some vegan inspiration or motivation, here is a list of my 101 reasons to go (and stay) vegan in 2017! ✵⋆

1: if you are already against violence and the exploitation of others, going vegan means you live your values and practise what you preach
2: the largest, oldest & foremost authority on diet & nutrition confirms that humans do not need to eat animal products to survive & thrive
3: if you consider yourself an environmentalist, omitting animal products is one of the best things you can do for the planet’s wellbeing
4: you’ll be part of the fastest growing lifestyle movement ever, it’s thrilling to be included in something that’s snowballing so quickly
5: there are now vegan versions of almost all our favourite foods, including chicken nuggets, meat pies, sausage rolls, ice cream and pizzas
6: veganism isn’t just for animal rights - Human Rights Watch describe slaughterhouse work as a ‘systematic human rights violation’
7: you’ll be freed from making subconscious justifications to yourself that don’t make sense (to feel better for enabling animal suffering)
8: standing up for animals with your everyday choices and knowing you’re actively making a difference can be extremely empowering
9: you may be inspired to go and volunteer at shelters or sanctuaries to meet and help animals the animals you are saving 1st hand
10: many popular snacks available in supermarkets are accidentally vegan - you don’t have to say goodbye to all your fave biscuits & sweets!
11: right now, veganism is now more accessible, easy & mainstream than ever before, and by joining the movment, things will only get better!
12: dairy is one of the worst foods for our skin, so many people notice that their acne or eczema improves massively after going vegan
13: once you learn how to perfect the art of cooking and preparing tofu, it is the gift that just keeps on giving. So versatile & delicious!
14: you will learn not to discriminate between animal species, and take a stand against ALL unnecessary cruelty & exploitation everywhere
15: you’ll learn labels like free range are senseless as long as NO suffering/exploitation is preferable to reduced suffering/exploitation
16: most restaurants now typically have AT LEAST one vegan option, so eating out with friends is not as tricky as you might have thought!
17: different sources calculate that every year each vegan saves between 198 and 365 animal lives (including land & marine species)
18: the chances of getting food poisoning and food borne diseases may decrease significantly
19: if you’re reading this, that means you are not a baby calf, so there is absolutely no need to be drinking breast milk from a mother cow
20: antibiotics in the meat industry are responsible for drug resistant bacteria, eating meat may increase risk of exposure to this bacteria
21: a healthy vegan diet can help prevent the majority of cardiovascular diseases
22: we desperately need to stop eating fish, if we don’t, we could see entirely depleted, fishless oceans as early as 2048
23: vegan food is versatile, affordable, colourful, filling & delicious - not “rabbit food” as some ignorant people say
24: according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, eating a vegan diet is an effective way to lower your risk of strokes
25: you can happily bite into a big, delicious burger without the worry of chomping on a piece of fatty gristle or sinew!
26: even unhealthy vegan food usually isn’t AS bad as animal junk foods -you can typically eat MORE of the foods you like & still feel good!
27: chances are you’re lactose intolerant whether you’re aware of it or not & will feel far less heavy, bloated & gassy by giving up dairy
28: a plant-based diet is an internal deoderizer - eating vegan can actually change and improve bad body odour
29: veganism (especially vegan activism) can give your life a massive sense of purpose, it feels utterly amazing to help and save others
30: if you love wild/exotic animals, you should be vegan - animal agriculture is the leading cause of habitat loss and species extinction
31: when you meet a fellow vegan, you often instantly feel this wonderful connection & understanding and have so much to talk about!
32: you can take part in single issue campaigns (Sea World, fur, etc.) without seeming hypocritical - ALL animals need freedom from harm
33: a vegan requires only 1/18th of the land needed to grow crops to feed to livestock to sustain a meat-lover’s diet -we save so much land!
34: just bc we CAN digest meat doesn’t mean we SHOULD, that we’re “meant” to eat it, or that it’s good for us! just look at our physiology!
35: alpro and oatly chocolate milks are absolutely heavenly, and don’t make you feel sick like cow chocolate milk does!
36: faux fur and faux leather look and feel just like the real thing
37: going vegan reduces your carbon footprint significantly more than giving up driving a car does
38: vegan restaurants are creative & use ingredients I’d never even heard of as an omni - I’d never have tried jackfruit, tempeh or seitan!
39: the vegan community can be massively helpful, friendly and supportive, you could make so many new like-minded friends!
40: vegetarianism is not enough, the egg & dairy industries have practises and elements as cruel as (if not crueller than) the meat industry
41: waking up in the morning feeling passionate about a cause that you can help every day might be the closest you feel to being a superhero
42: you will be boycotting the destruction of the Amazon Rainforest, up to 91% of the destruction has been caused by animal agriculture
43: you’ll learn that a lot of the joy & pleasure from food comes from seasoning & preparation, not from whether it’s an animal or a plant
44: going to protests, demonstrations, vigils & marches is so exhilarating and really affirms how you are part of a social justice movement
45: veganism might help you grow into a more compassionate and understanding person as a whole, not just towards animals
46: eating meat can harm native carnivores that are killed to protect animal agribusiness, such as seals in Scotland and wolves in America
47: if you don’t need animal products to live a happy, healthy & comfortable life, there is simply no valid reason to keep on consuming them
48: people of colour, undocumented workers, immigrants and impoverished people are the ones most harmed by animal agribusiness
49: each vegan produces the equivalent of 50% less carbon dioxide than a meat lover
50: we absolutely do not require dead animals to get enough protein - ask Patrik Baboumian or any other vegan muscle man!
51: there is 0 cholesterol in plant food, our body makes its own natural cholesterol, & animal products just give us an excess we don’t need
52: going against the grain CAN be intimidating but straying from the 97%, unlearning twisted social norms & not being a sheep is liberating
53: most of us consider ourselves animal lovers, and going vegan aligns our actions with our beliefs: that animal abuse is wrong
54: you’ll learn to love, appreciate and rediscover vegetables which you may have only seen as a spare ingredient or overlooked before
55: a vegan diet has been called “a weapon against Type 2 diabetes”
56: there are plenty of vegan meal plans online for whatever you require: cheap meals, raw meals, high protein meals, gluten free meals, etc
57: with any given area of land, you can produce 15x as much plant protein on that land compared to animal protein
58: when you go vegan you omit food which is proven to be carcinogenic - processed meats “cause cancer” & red meats “probably cause cancer”
59: the more people that request vegan options at shops and restaurants, the larger the variety of options will become in the near future!
60: going vegan could help you fall in love with cooking as you experiment with new ingredients and methods
61: meat from diseased animals is sold to consumers (activists often film animals w tumours, infections & skin diseases in slaughter trucks)
62: there is so much to LEARN about the animal agriculture industry and the vegan movement, it’s exciting to get educated
63: we are not all rich, pretentious, white hipsters who live off kale and organic pine nuts, we are regular people -help break stereotypes!
64: depending on what type of meat you were eating, it probably had animal faeces in it
65: most vegans gain a more spiritual and wise understanding of our fellow animals once we stop using them for pleasure
66: eating red meat can weaken your immune system, so by cutting it out, you may get sick less
67: vegans use 1/11th of the oil and 1/13th of the water needed to sustain a meat-lover’s diet
68: non-vegans rarely consider the vegan option on menus -when you eat out you may end up eating things you may never have previously tried!
69: …some people claim that vegans are better in bed
70: every day, each vegan saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, and 30 sq feet of forested land
71: vegan athletes and body builders are living proof that you don’t need animal protein for human body peak performance
72: adopting pets from shelters instead of buying from breeders is an amazing feeling - literally giving an animal a second chance at life
73: not eating fish saves whales/dolphins; for every 1lb of “edible” fish caught up to 5lbs of other marine species are killed accidentally
74: a healthy digestive system free from animal products should not be underestimated! SHOUT-OUT TO REGULAR & HEALTHY POOING!
75: animal bodies are not ours to needlessly use, not matter how “humanely” we think our methods might be, their bodies are THEIRS, not ours
76: most plant foods are sustainable, for example, 1.5 acres of land can produce 37,000lbs of plant-based food, but only 375lbs of meat
77: contrary to misinformed belief, a vegan diet can be cheaper than an omnivorous one. the cheapest food staples in the world are all vegan
78: people who previously suffered from migraines could find that veganism alleviates their symptoms
79: pleasure is derived from many places, but pleasure, whether from food, fashion or entertainment, should never come from an animal’s pain
80: veganism means your compassion is not selective, it shows you care for ALL sentient creatures, even if they’re not rare, cute, or exotic
81: the amount of water wasted by running a shower for 4 hrs straight = the amount of the water needed to produce 1 hamburger (660 gallons)
82: veganism removes you from the imbalance of impoverished countries feeding their grain to fatten animals to be killed for wealthy people
83: veganism usually means your consumption of fibre & healthy fats increases, which aids healthy digestive system & general improved health
84: a vegan only needs 1/13th of the water needed to sustain a meat-lover’s diet
85: meat/dairy contains lots of saturated fat, even if you don’t follow a v healthy vegan diet, you’re likely to be consuming less “bad” fat
86: you learn a new level of selflessness, despite all the personal benefits, we’re in it for the animals and the planet -not just ourselves
87: if you eat a balanced vegan diet then your energy levels could be raised and you’ll feel great
88: people have literally been murdered for campaigning for animal rights, we must honour their lives by keeping up the fight
89: plant based foods provide various phytochemicals which help prevent and heal the body from cancer
90: it’s liberating no longer having to lie to yourself when faced with the similarities between livestock & pets -bye cognitive dissonance!
91: studies indicate that those who follow a vegan diet can have a lower mortality rate
92: consuming dairy may lead to breast lump development - countries will little animal product consumption have lower rates of breast cancer
93: 1/3rd of the planet’s land is now desertified, and animal agriculture is the leading driver
94: vegans can actually get a more complete diet than before bc they can be more nutritionally aware/know specifically where to find things
95: you’re free to meet and pet livestock animals you may encounter on your travels without any nagging guilt that comes from hurting them
96: it’s easy to research and replace your toiletries and cosmetics with versions not tested on animals
97: it’s easier than ever to get involved with save movements where you meet activists who will make you feel more passionate than ever
98: we each have an unwritten responsibility to try and not to unnecessary harm others, and veganism reduces harm in multiple ways
99: as well as feeling empowered, you will feel humbled, realising you are not entitled to another being’s body simply based on your species
100: it’s not a fad diet, it’s a whole new lifestyle, it’s a change of heart, and a rewiring of the brain. it is enlightening
101: veganism isn’t a sacrifice, it’s a joy

It’s Time to Talk Sam Manson

If it’s not already obvious from the fact that I run the @sam-manson-defense-squad, I love Sam. Sadly, she seems to have gotten a nasty reputation among fans, which is a right shame because there’s a lot that can be done with her character. I do understand that her execution in the show was flawed, but if people can overlook bad writing for other characters, I think we should be able to do the same for Sam. Since the first two episodes do a pretty good job establishing what she’s like, she seemed like a great character to start off with.

As a general rule, these character-specific posts will be focusing on the positives (meaning what I think makes them a good character and how they work as part of the show). I’m trying to enjoy something I love, and I don’t wanna spread negativity.

Anywho, let’s get started. (warning: will likely be image-heavy)

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anonymous asked:

Hi marina. Do you ever feel like you're bashed for trying to be mostly vegan instead of 100% vegan? Even though you're making an effort? I do my best to keep to a vegan diet and buy cruelty free but my anxiety makes it super difficult. So I can't get passed 80% vegan without losing my mind. I just hate how unless you're not 100% you're treated like the problem

Umm occasionally I’ll get militant vegans in my inbox, but it doesn’t bother me too much. There are a lot of intersecting reasons why veganism might not be possible for people (lack of access in certain areas, high prices depending on where you live, chronic illness or food allergies, eating disorders, disability that makes preparing vegan food at home difficult, lack of education, etc. etc.) I think bringing intersectionality into animal rights movements is essential and even if you can’t be 100% vegan, you’re still making a difference imo.

I’m all about cutting out animal products when you can and not beating yourself up too much when you can’t. (Shame is really counter-productive when it comes to making sustainable lifestyle changes.)

Plus going all-or-nothing and living a lifestyle that’s not possible to maintain isn’t sustainable. It’s probably better long-term to cut out animal products in a way that is realistic for you and sticking with it instead of going 100% vegan and giving it up after a month or two.

Me to my family: meat is so bad for you and the environment we don’t need to kill these innocent animals

My family: shut up u hippie liberal

Mainstream news channels: heh heh I guess the crazy vegans might be right, meat isn’t so good for u after all!

My family: oh my gosh did you know that meat causes health problems wow. I’m so informed now. This is brand new to me.

Me: I’ve literally been saying this for years ok..

Tyler Bate - Meeting the Family

Prompt: “I think you forgot who wears the pants in this relationship” + “I’ll just tell your mom on you.” With Tyler Bate?
Requested: by anon
Warnings: None
Words: 900+

“I regret this” you said as Tyler held the door open for you to get into the car. You were in England with NXT and Tyler’s family were having a little get together because he hadn’t been home in a long time. So after 10 months of dating, Tyler thought it would be a good idea to introduce you to his family. And you did too. Until the day actually came. 

“You’ll be fine, they will love you” Tyler smiled closing the door and getting into the driver’s seat. It was a just over a 2-hour drive from London to Tyler’s parent’s house in Dudley and you thought that would give you time to prepare yourself but it just made you more nervous. “We’re here” Tyler smiled turning the car off. You sighed leaning your head back against the headrest. “Gorgeous, don’t worry they will love you” 

“I’m not good with parents” You sighed as Tyler grabbed your hand walking towards the house “Oh god, we should have brought something, like a bottle of wine or some food. oh god why didn’t we bring anything?!” 

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anonymous asked:

i know this really cool girl and she used to be a vegan but now shes a vegetarian. she did it for the animals and all but she started getting sick and her doctor told her she needed eggs(??) and she said the DAY she started eating eggs again she felt better. i know her and her personality and i'm pretty sure she didnt make the story up as an excuse not to be vegan so i was wondering how this is possible? like eggs are absolutely terrible for our bodies and this really doesnt sit well with me.

There are all kinds of reasons why someone might be sick on a vegan diet and then feel better after eating eggs. Eggs are very high calorie for example, and high protein, if she wasn’t getting enough of those things as a vegan eggs would definitely help. The issue is that there is absolutely nothing in eggs which you can’t get in equal or greater amounts from plants, except cholesterol.

People who say they tried veganism and got sick in my experience have just eliminated animal products and not replaced them with anything. Of course you can be malnourished as a vegan just as you can be malnourished as a meat eater, you have to plan your diet properly. All she probably needed was some legumes or beans and I can almost guarantee it’d have had a similar impact. People always assume the issue so that they’re vegan, rather than just trying to figure out what they need to get more of.

Any diet can be a bad diet if it isn’t implemented properly, and veganism is so exception. You can’t radically change your diet without considering how you’re going to replace what you’ve lost and expect it not to have an impact.
Beginner’s Edition: YOU

“ Create a post with positive message for someone going through a tough time. Make a text post, a video post, use stickers, make a GIF—whatever feels right to you.”

This one goes out to each and every one of my followers! 

This is a little bit embarrassing but I wrote this initially to myself when I was feeling pretty down when I was 16 (hence the somewhat juvenile language of it as 16 wasn’t yesterday for me) but I like that it is genuine. 

On some of my shittiest days I just go back to read this little reminder from my past self.

I’d like you guys to have it, too.


For starters, let me get this one out of the way.
It’s a little obvious.
Stop staring at your face that way!
I see you doing it again.
You have no idea what it means to the people who know you well.
They read it to know when to make you laugh, or when to ask you “is something up?”
Your face is a welcome sign for your friends when they scan over a room full of strangers, so stop thinking up ways to carve it up - to adjust it to your liking.
They just mightn’t recognize you anymore.

Now, take a good look at your hands.
I mean it now! Look at those poor slaves, and give them the gratitude they deserve. Think of everything they’ve done for you!
They’ve gotten you through every test, endured your nibbling, written each of your friends those forbidden notes in class.
They hold your door open for you, hell they even get that food to your mouth.
If you lost one FINGER on one of those suckers, you’d be sour then.
So give credit where it’s due.

While we’re at it, lets not forget your other permanent lackeys, your feet.
Those bad boys pick it up when you’re late, they’re your best friends before a drivers license.
They took you out of some gnarly places you wanted to get out of - FAST.
Or, they happily carried you to a convenience store for a treat without question.

Here’s another easy one.
Those things that make you happy?
Be it drawing horses, reggae, chocolate milk, pizza day at lunch, Sonic or Mario, maybe your dog or your cat. I’m talkin’ bubble baths so quiet you can hear the bubbles pop. I’m talkin’ just sitting on the couch with a friend you’re so comfortable with that the house is a mess, so are you, and it actually doesn’t matter. Please don’t let go of and forget those moments. They can happen and go and once they’re gone you’re going to miss them. 
And be damn proud of them. You hear me?
Don’t let someone tell you they’re ‘uncool’ or 'stupid’ or you’re 'too old’ or that bullshit. Tell those people to take a walk.

Listen. If you’re 35, 85, 105 and you still want to dress like a Ninja Turtle on Halloween, or if you’re feeling like a loser on a Friday but you still want to have fun and the only company you have to have a dance party with are your cats, frig it.
Do it.
You only live once, guys.
It’s time to start saying yes and having more laughs.
This life you’re living is for YOU, not anyone else.

I’m almost done, but this one is HUGE.
That body of yours.
You’ll try to cram it into the latest jeans, pump it up with protein powders and weights, test it with tattoo needles and piercings, force it into too small shoes, criticize it for not being able to accommodate labels such as 'xxs’. 
ENOUGH ALREADY!!
Whatever it is you’re doing it for, just make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons – do it for you, and not because you don’t like yourself, or wish someone else did. Be exactly who you want to be, and don’t apologize for it.
Clothes rip and fall apart, or they end up at the Salvation Army.
Beauty has a time limit. LIMITED TIME ONLY, FOLKS.
Those models who flaunt their naturally God given features and their airbrushed bodies and power to them for doing it but some days just seeing them makes you want to fucking scream because your own boobs are two different sizes and you’re gap-toothed and the damn muffin top is a constant and no matter what you do your hair is always. Frizzy. 

Well, if it’s any comfort about the models, gravity will get them, too.
Their boobs will fall, crows feet, gray hair, varicose veins …
Yes, even the models.
No matter what amount of plastic a person fills themselves with, THEY ARE GOING TO GET OLD.
They WILL be wrinkled, toothless, but happy grandma’s and grandpa’s.
And I mean, lets think about grandma’s and grandpa’s for a second.
Those motherfuckers are BOSS. They’re basically the best people on the planet.
AND ONE DAY THEY WILL BE YOU.
And when you’re old you get away with whatever the fuck you want because you’ve seen it all and done it all and who the hell doesn’t love a granny or grampy? We all know they are the ones that know everything.
Is that really that scary? Because that sounds awesome to me. 
So why not start making friends with your poor body? Treat it better!
Make friends with it.
You’ve got ONE, that’s it. No matter what experiment you unleash on it,
it’ll still be there when Angie & Brad start looking like California Raisins.
Now be reasonable, people.
Get some good mileage out of that body, instead of just staring at it already.

For my grand finale … let me be frank.
Friends may certainly come and go. Your boyfriend/girlfriend may become a fiancee and later a wife or hubby, but they may also become the reason for your next tantrum, breakdown, or smashing rampage. This goes for all kinds of love – friends, family, lovers, what have you. 
My biggest slice of heaping advice to offer you … 
Please. I’m BEGGING you now, PLEASE.
Never lose sight of who you really are.
Only YOU know all of your shames, your hopes, your needs, what you take on your burger-
See?! You might be vegan. You might hate burgers. (I find that hard to believe.)
It’s best left to you to list what does and doesn’t count to you.
All I can tell you is, YOU, are the most important asset you can possess, and for a limited time only.
Life is short, so strike while the iron is hot!

You are timeless, you are going to see things unique to where you are, who you know, what you want - wherever your mind wants to take you.
Nobody will ever see the world the way you do. 
Even when you don’t feel valuable yourself, I am guaranteeing you now, there is one person who would cry like a bitch at your funeral.
So don’t take it for granted, don’t take YOU for granted, not for anything, not for ANYONE.
I’ll finish it off with my favorite quote from Mr. John Lennon:
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”
Now get out of here and start giving yourself a bit of credit.