no seriously you should read it

ksakura48  asked:

Boom! Us Papyrus, Ut sans, and UF skelebros suddenly switch species with their human S/O. (Example: skelebro is now human and S/O is now a skeleton monster) what are their reactions?

Warning: Will and can get nsfw, but mostly PG-13

Btw, this ask reminds me of this fic. You should give it a read! Quick warning though, it’s explicit. 

Undertale

Sans

Woah…this is weird. There’s so much…skin??? Before he goes to test out his new body, Sans clumsily stumbles over to you to make sure you’re okay and……woah. You’re hot. Like seriously fucking hot. You’re flustered and shy about your new body, but all Sans wants to do is jump your bones, and he does. Afterwards, he takes you to Alphys to figure something out. But he’s in no rush, you’re absolutely breathtaking, plus he likes to explore his new body, though to be honest, he prefers being a skeleton. You humans have so much….meat, how do you even deal. After that though, you two are totally boning. 

Underswap

Papyrus

Shit, now that he has lungs, he can’t smoke to ease the edge off this whole situation. Well…maybe one won’t kill him. Just as he is about to light it, you walk in the room, completely naked and panicked, and his cigar just drops. Holy shit. You’re hot. You’re really hot, how is he supposed to handle this? But he pulls himself back together, while making flirtatious jokes and puns, and helps you get dressed. Once you’re presentable, Stretch tries to teleport to Undyne, before realizing that he can’t use magic anymore and gets the car with a pout. After the examination, Papy will spend hours memorizing every single one of your skeletal features. 

Underfell

Sans

…..Huh. Yeah, okay you’re panicking, but maybe you can get your human body back if he bones you. A lot. Multiple times. In many different positions. Please. Then again, you’re a skeleton now and might now know how to use magic to form the genitals, but if your skeletal body is anything like his, he can still figure something out. Please smack him in the head to return him to his senses. Red doesn’t want to ask Alphys for any favors, so he tries to figure out what’s going on himself and tries to fix it. It might take a while, but he thinks he can do it. It might help if you get in bed with him though~ You smack him again. 

Papyrus

Fell is utterly, devotedly in love….with himself. I mean, check out his hot bod! Yeah he was hot as a skeleton before, but DAMN he’s still hot as a human, you’re going to need a fire extinguisher. Fell doesn’t barely spares a glance at you (yeah you’re beautiful my love, but have you seen my abs? I have abs!) He’s not sure if he wants to change back, but when he discovers the, ahem, bowel movement, and all the maintenance needed to keep a human body, Fell picks you up, rushes to Alphys, and demands her to fix him. It takes a while, but when she does, Fell is glad to have his old body back. 

[IMPORTANT] About RPing Manipulation & Manipulation in General!

Let me say this first and foremost: this has nothing to do with my current roleplayers—you’ve all been super amazing, sweet, and understanding, and I thank you all SO much for that given the horrors I’ve endured in the past.

However, I’m still reading about, hearing about, and seeing people abuse other RPers by manipulation and other crap that should NOT be tolerated.

PEOPLE WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES: you are very shitty to use this as leverage to GUILT somebody into roleplaying with you or doing anything for you even when they’ve said they don’t feel like it, they cannot for an extended period, or any other means of which they cannot RP with you every day.

You make those of us with mental disabilities unable to be taken SERIOUSLY by the world, and our handicap gets looked at like an EXCUSE because of you!

Take a moment to understand, just because you’re depressed or have severe anxiety or a bad breakdown, that doesn’t mean the world owes you something!

‘But the roleplays (or whatever) make me feel better…’ says the manipulative person.

Then you need to take a step back and find another reason to feel better. You cannot rely on another person to make you feel better 24/7. That is NOT your friend’s jobs—it is your job, first and foremost, to love yourself in some possible way as you will mentally exhaust those around you that you ask to make you feel better.

Here are some horror stories of mine that happened recently:

When I first began this blog, I ended up meeting a girl that I felt very badly for because, of course, she went off to talk about what a crappy life she had. How she had no friends and the friends she had always found a reason to leave her one way or another.

That last line right there should have been a red flag for me, but I wanted to be a good person, see what she was about, stay around and prove her wrong in that I was different and would be there for her and that she was worth kindness and love.

Well, I opened the love letter requests for the first time last year, and she was around when this was going on, BUT…right when I closed the love letter requests, she asked: ‘oh, hey, ummm…so my birthday is in April, and I was wondering if you could give me a love letter for that day?’ Keep in mind, I opened them the last week of March, so she had plenty of time to jump in and get herself an early birthday gift for her birthday on April 3rd.

As she asked for this, she kept saying ‘I feel bad. I mean, this is bad of me right? I shouldn’t be doing this?’ trying everything possible to manipulate me into saying ‘yes’ and assure her that she wasn’t in the wrong, because if I said, ‘no’ and tell her to respect the rules, I sure would look and feel like a shitty person given all the other stuff she said prior about her life.

So I did it. I agreed to the idea and wrote her a love letter on her birthday, and she said over and over again ‘your kindness will be rewarded’.

So what was I rewarded with? Nothing.

She misunderstood something I said in plain English and got all upset at me and ran away, making me feel guilty for a simple phrase I used in my language that she misunderstood and wouldn’t even let me explain. She never came back for anything, and when she did, it was to try and make me feel like I was still in the wrong for the misunderstanding.

Because of that, I got a super sour taste in my mouth for trying to be kind and giving to other people when I ran this blog.

Now, for the other friend who was my RPing buddy of 2 years…

I will spare her name on DA, but I always loved and admired her echidna character from afar and when she randomly started talking to me and even doodled a picture of my blind geisha character, I decided to be nice back, so I drew this image:

It started up a conversation with our characters, and eventually, we moved these silly script RP chats to note on DA.

Her character was the Queen bitch in every RP, and it got EXHAUSTING…After the ‘she noticed me, and I’m RPing with this awesome person’ wore off, I realized how much she was using me.

When I just wanted to ‘talk’, she would try to direct the conversation back to our 5 or so different RP worlds to get me going again. When I wasn’t answering or reading my notes, she would TEXT ME on my pay-as-you-go plan phone and texted me through 60 dollars a month (and keep in mind, that’s 20 cents inbound/ outbound text, so that’s a lot), just about, in hopes of getting me to log on and answer.

She even dumped her boyfriend of SIX YEARS to just keep RPing with me, because heaven forbid he was starting to feel inferior to me and like he lost his girlfriend to me. I mean, on their anniversary, she ignored him and spent it finding youtube video links to say ‘this reminds me of these characters in our story—what do you think?’

And when she wasn’t in a good mood and acted crabby? Oh, she blamed that on her mental disabilities, because she couldn’t afford to take responsibility for her actions. It was all about the aspergers syndrome or her period made her do it. If she was upset and not feeling well, yeah, the ‘RPs helped’ was her mantra.

After I realized how manipulative she was being with me, I started to watch myself, and once the RPs died upon me swapping fandoms, our friendship did too, because she knew she had nothing I wanted anymore, and she stopped trying. And it wasn’t just RPs she tried to get but art too, so I was bending over backwards trying to please her and keep her happy, because she’d make me feel like shit otherwise.

Tl;dr: don’t DO this shit. That’s very awful of you to do these things to people!

Be respectful of folks and don’t make them into your slave, because ‘what they can give you makes you feel better’. That person alone should be enough—not their damn talents.

anonymous asked:

If you're still looking for fs hurt/comfort there's "but not my griefs (still am I king of those)" by Sol_Koroleva over on Ao3. It delves into the aftermath of the framework and both Jemma's and Fitz's trauma, and has a very poignant ending (all things are a much more acknowledgment than the one the show gave us). 10/10 would recommend

Yes, I always always look for H/C recs! I love angst xD

I just went and read it, and I’m literally crying. That was amazing. Thank you so much, anon. Seriously, y’all you should go and read that fanfic, it really is amazing. 

Things I Think Newbie Tarot Readers Need To Know

1. You can store your decks in whatever way you choose. There’s no real right or wrong way, aside from tossing them in the trash. 

2. You don’t NEED a “sacred space” to read. You can read hanging upside down on the monkey bars if you’re up for a challenge.

3. You don’t need to be a witch to read tarot. I say again, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A WITCH TO READ TAROT.

4. Tarot cards hold as much power as you let them. Some view them as sacred items, others view them as just a fun card game. No one else can tell you how to view them, that’s just a personal thing.

5. There is no real *set* way to read. The majority of the reading is intuition-based, so trust your gut.

6. You don’t need thousands of decks. (Though, I mean, you may want them.) The amount of decks you have/don’t have doesn’t measure your abilities.

7. Don’t get put off by people who think your reading was irrelevant in their life. Sometimes, readings take time to actually manifest. You’re doing great. Don’t let this deter you.

8. The amount of times you cleanse your deck is ENTIRELY up to you. Some people do it after every reading. Some people do it..well, maybe never. The choice is yours.

9. There is no right or wrong way to shuffle your cards. At. All.

10. Sometimes reading for yourself can be hard. It’s okay to have someone else read for you. Seriously.

11. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve just started. We’ve all started from day one. 

12. You may run into some elitists, and while you shouldn’t punch them in the face, you should make sure what they say doesn’t make you uncomfortable in how you do things. This is all YOU, not THEM. 

Feel free to add on to this if y’all have a little something to put. 

“Peter felt a distant panic rising in him. Was this it, then? Is this how wars really began? He had always imagined important government officials at long tables, not a bunch of kids who were barely of age lazing about in a kitchen.”

-The Life Cycle of The Common Rat

Alyssa aka @theprogressofspring is writing the most interesting Peter centred story and I think every marauder groupie should read it. She was kind enough to proof read the bunch of nonsense I wrote for a final essay, so it’s only fair I make some draws for her fic.

Y’know, I recognise that the way Paypal has handled introducing its new invoicing requirements has been clumsy at best, but that doesn’t change the fact that y’all should have been doing all that stuff anyway.

The invoicing practices they’re now insisting on aren’t a nice-to-have. They’re, like, the absolute bare minimum that anyone who does contract work should be following.

Clients falsely claiming non-delivery of services in order to stiff you for the bill isn’t just a Paypal thing - it’s an all-contract-work-everywhere-ever thing. Seriously, I’ve worked in consulting; I’d estimate that upwards of 50% of my clients made at least a token effort at weaseling out of paying, and that’s by no means unusual for many lines of work.

Issue formal invoices. Get everything in writing. Get explicit, documented acknowledgment that your client has read, understood and agreed to it all. It’ll save your ass more often than you’d think.

Tarot Questions to Read For

I love reading tarot, but I find “general” readings to be frustrating and a bit boring. Usually when I pull out my tarot cards, it is because I am excited to read. My querents usually have no idea what questions to ask, and have never even had a reading before. When I do general readings it comes out like, “well, this card says you have, err… money problems?” and it sounds like a terrible cold reading.

So here are some fun questions to read for instead of a general reading! I use them for one card spreads usually but you can expand it to be however you like. These are also fun party questions. Give one card to each person who wants to be read for instead of shuffling for each individual person.

The Questions:

  • What is your secret greatest fear?
  • What is your soul’s purpose in life?
  • What is your greatest quality you don’t recognize yet?
  • What is your untapped talent?
  • What does your spirit want right now?
  • What are you taking too seriously in life?
  • What does your life need right now?
  • What should you be focusing on?
  • What is your relationship like with your spirit guides?
  • What would make you the happiest right now?
  • What do you need to let go?
  • What is ready to manifest in your life?
  • What is something you need to hear?
  • What is an important truth in your life?
  • What is the next step you need to achieve your current goal? (note: ask them to specify which goal ahead of time)
  • What can you do to improve as a person?
  • What do your spirit guides want to tell you right now?
  • What are you avoiding?
  • What are you ready to let go of?
  • What do you need to let go of?
  • What is the next big opportunity that will come to you?
  • What do you need in your everyday life?
  • What lesson are you learning right now?
  • What phase or cycle are you about to enter?
  • What needs to be dealt with in your life?
  • What journey are you on right now?
  • What was your most recent past life like?
  • What is a big challenge you will need to face soon?
  • What is advice you could use in your everyday life?
  • What is the biggest challenge you are currently facing?
  • What is your subconscious trying to tell you?
  • What is your higher self trying to tell you?

Bonus Spooky Halloween Questions

  • What kind of spirits are following you around right now?
  • How will you die?
  • What is your inner monster like?
  • What demons are you facing?

anonymous asked:

hi, what bughead fics are you currently reading and why. thx -anon

This is a very big question, GrayFace. Firstly. I read a lot of fic. A LOT of fic. I love all the tumblr one-shots from our immensely talented Bughead writers. I wish all of them posted them on Ao3 so I could comment and squee all over again along with all the other one-shots I’ve read and reviewed. There are only officially a total of 595 Bughead fics on Ao3 right now - and I would guess I’ve read at least 500 of them… 

However, I get the feeling the question is talking about the WIPs I’m following at the moment. I’ve subscribed to 19 pages worth of fics for all different fandoms - so I can’t really give a concise answer.

How about I just share a bunch of Bughead fics (because let’s be honest - like 90% of those of you who actually actively interact with me are fellow Buggies) - that I am EAGERLY awaiting updates on. As of right now - none of these are complete - and only SOME of the fics I have alerts for. 

Long Live Rock by @ficmuse- because seriously, unless you’re new here - you already know that FM is my girl. The BLT series should be required reading for a Bughead shipper. 

Chiaroscuro by @formergirlwonder- LITERALLY filmed in black and white. It’s Film Noir at it’s VERY finest. I can’t get enough of this fic.

The Stacks by @malmo722- Juggie and V are the best of friends and V is a big Bughead shipper. I love them.

fall in light by sylwrites  - DUDE. It’s just about over and I’m not prepared. One of my most favourite Bughead fics ever. Roomates->Friends->Lovers  **just finished this afternoon** 

I’ll Wait for You by @a-girl-named-whiskey - Underground Racing Bughead. Need I say more?

tell them we sold out by thedeadsea33  - DUDE. Fight!Club Bughead. We need more. So much more of this. What does a fangirl have to do to get more of this?

In the Still of the Night by BlueLonghand  - Amazing. I don’t know how else to describe it. 

Behind the Rear Window by @jugandbettsdetectiveagency- Rear Window AU

1971. by @katiedegennaro- set in the 70s. Super good. Mystery and Journalism. 

Do You Believe in Fate? by @jennimisk - Because it’s a Bughead in Italy AU and it’s wonderful.

Skin to Skin by @burgerheadjones - Soulmate AUs are my BAG. I wish there were a million more of them. I love them.

the winged beast by @onceuponamirror - I’m a sucker for Juggie from the Southside.

Make It Work by @raptorlily - because Fake Dating is awesome. Also because all of raptorlilly’s fics are awesome. Also  And Other Collisions  - because.

red sunrise by @lusterrdust - Zombies and Bughead! Nearly complete - but seriously, I’m subscribed to Luster - so I get notified every time she posts anything and I stop what I’m doing and read it. Because it’s Luster.

Needing/Getting by slantedsunlight -  SKI TRIP Bughead! It’s AU but it’s fabulous and I’m dying for more.

That Primeval Cosmic Night by LoneWulffe  - this one just started but there are dreams involved and I’m parking myself right here waiting for more.

Bughead by @wordgirl80 - Goes along with the episodes - but is SO much more. And I’ve managed to convince her to continue through the summer instead of waiting until the new season picks up. You’re welcome.

Finding a home by @bughead4days- Serpent!Betty. Honesty I would read anything Erika writes - even if it was just Bughead watching paint dry - so I’m biased here. And there are quite a few of her fics that are WIPs and I’m waiting on all of them:  A Dangerous GameTurf Wars - seriously all of them. 

Shuffle Off This Mortal Coil by @it-happened-one-starry-night - A sweet take on Bughead getting married young and the traumas that surround that.

Softening the Edges by Ruby_JW - through their whole friendship - vignettes from their past. This is really good.

Ash and Smoke by saltyhowell - SOUTHSIDE REPRESENT!

We are all Riverdale by NyGi  - Post S1 - and super good. the update today had me emotional.

Jughead’s Circular File by AvenuePotter  - I feel a lot of feels when I read a new chapter of this. It’s full of pain and angst but I love Juggie’s voice in it.

The Boy on the Bike by SereneCalamity - AU - Betty and Juggie meet in LA. So good. There are motorcycles. lol.

Gun Song by Shippershape - it’s been so long since this was updated but it’s also so amazing and awesome. Maybe if other people go forth and fangirl that will help the author know we’re dying for more?

Edited after because I suck!
Self Conclusion by @betsforsythetrash
 - warning mentions of suicide attempts but also so super good.

I’m still working on my giant spreadsheet of fics (but I recently got distracted trying to write my own Bughead fic). The list is still gonna happen though - Complete and WIPs too - but the fic needs to happen too. 

So yeah. I hope this answers your question, Grayface. And remember - this isn’t an exhaustive list. There are lots of fics I’m still reading and probably didn’t add to the list. If you wrote one and I missed it - I’m sincerely sorry. Love to all of you!

Can we take a moment to appreciate that one of my fics has a 6% feedback?

That means 6% of the people that clicked on it, read it, then left a comment. Kudos percentage is 9%.

This is considered a successful fic. That’s how low the bar is set, anything more than 3% is generally considered successful.

Tens of thousands of words go into fics, taking hours, days, weeks, months, years to write, but authors cannot expect even 10% of the people who find their work, who read and enjoy it to leave kudos or comments or something stating the effort wasn’t wasted.

I read some of my favorite fics and it is depressing to see the lack of response by others. I want to throw the book at people, “Here, omg, read this, it RUINED ME”, but the actual response that author got was meager, and that literally hurts my soul to see, because I’ve also been on the other end of it.

You question everything, what you did wrong, what you could have done better, WHY didn’t people like it? Or like it enough to have any sort of emotional response? How can you improve? Is it worth the effort or should you just quit?

Guys. Love your fanwork creators. Seriously. Love them. It can be simple and short, but you are literally breathing life back into a person after they poured themselves out to your benefit. It can feel much like being the Giving Tree, and that’s both unfair and unkind.

So take a look at what Jack wrote on the whiteboard, and in the video title.

If we want to take the meaning of ‘wubba lubba dub dub’ seriously (“I am in great pain, please help me). Perhaps we should be careful…

Because it’s not the 1st time Jack has brought that message to our attention.

Just a coincidence/ joke/ Easter egg? Could be. I don’t know. But video titles had double meanings in the past with Anti before. You guys have fun deciding!

(Expanded ideas on @your-cringy-brother‘s post you can read here.)

sadinasaphrite  asked:

I understand you have a long list of these questions, but figured I'd get in line. I want to adopt a retired greyhound racer. What health problems do you see with them? I've also heard they are especially sensitive to anesthesia due to their low body fat. Do you have a protocol you find is particularly safe for them? The rescues have too many conflicting answers. One even claims they never should be put under anesthesia ever, even for dentals, because they "just die!" Which is ridiculous.

Anonymous said: Is it ok to request another breed? If so, greyhounds? Possibly rescue racing hounds if that specification has any problems that pet raised greyhounds dont

and

Anonymous said: Hello! I was wondering if you could (or have already done) a post about greyhounds? Specifically racing-quality ones? I read something earlier that claimed they were a lot healthier than most dogs and I’m wondering if that’s true. Thanks!

and

Anonymous said: Hey there! I noticed you said recently you’d like to see more ex-racing greyhounds as pets - I’m seriously considering adopting one in the future and I was wondering what health issues you see in them? I’ve heard that they can get painful corns on their feet and that you need to be careful about their temperature, but is there anything else you see that a future adopter should be watching for? Question tax: came for the the vet stories, stayed for the refreshingly sensible advice :)

Oh vetlings, I have a lot to say about Greyhounds.

I adore these dogs, and am glad to work with them, but don’t specifically condone organised greyhound racing. Most of these dogs like to run, I would have no problem with them running around a track casually for fun, but once prize-money is involved it becomes too tempting to push limits, to cheat, to cut corners, to overbreed, and this leads to poor welfare outcomes for too many dogs.

Please note the disclaimer that these posts are about the breed from a veterinary viewpoint as seen in clinical practice, i.e. the problems we are faced with. It’s not the be-all and end-all of the breed and is not to make a judgement about whether the breed is right for you. If you are asking for an opinion about these animals in a veterinary setting, that is what you will get. It’s not going to be all sunshine and cupcakes, and is not intended as a personal insult against your favorite breed. This is general advice for what is common, often with a scientific consensus but sometimes based on personal experiences, and is not a guarantee of what your dog is going to encounter in their life.

Also please note that this will be a Long Post.

Originally posted by thegypsycob

General conditions of Greyhounds

Whatever their history all greyhounds have a few things in common. Most of them struggle to sit, they tend to either stand or lie down. Their pain tolerance is interesting, walking in with a broken bone but screaming at a tiny needle prick. They like to feel someone touching their head. There are also a few conditions common to them, regardless of their lifestyle or upbringing. They are one of the very few breeds that I think it’s not an exaggeration to say you benefit from seeing a vet with experience in this breed. We have a lot to get through, so I’ll try to keep the basics fairly short.

Bloat, (Gastric Dilatation Volvulus) is more common in the big males, but can occur in any greyhound due to their deep chest. Delicate, picky eaters seem less at risk.

Greyhounds are generally very athletic, but they can and do develop Dilated Cardiomyopathy. While they have generally reached a reasonable age before developing this condition,

Pannus can affect any greyhound, and this chronic eye condition is generally made worse by UV light exposure. Once diagnosed it’s not too hard to control with medication but it is a long term condition. This is the most likely reason you would see a greyhound wearing doggy sunglasses or ‘Doggles’.

Greyhounds can also get Progressive Retinal Atrophy, which may manifest as ‘night blindness’ first, though this seems to be less common lately.

Greyhounds, perhaps surprisingly for all the raw food they seem to get when racing, have generally poor Dental Health. Despite being big dogs that are generally pretty tolerant, most of them don’t like to chew. They’re delicate chewers and won’t necessarily gnaw a bone.

Speaking of bones, these dogs get Osteosarcoma (Bone cancer) fairly readily. This cancer has a biphasic age pattern. Basically it usually occurs in dogs around 2 years of age, and dogs around 8-10 years of age. It’s all kinds of bad, every time and there’s not much else to say about it, other than the life expectancy is short. I’ve talked about it previously.

Of purely cosmetic concern, greyhounds also commonly develop pattern baldness. Typically the affected areas are the thighs and ventral neck, and there are a few possible reasons for this. It might be genetic, it might be nutritional or stress related, or it might be due to blood vessel compression under due to large muscle groups underneath the skin. This generally bothers the owners more than the dog.

Greyhounds often have thin skin, and while this doesn’t necessarily bother the dogs most of the time it certainly bothers me as the surgeon! Some of these poor dogs will seem to tear themselves open with any little scrape, so be careful of the suture materials you choose. They are prone to pressure sores with poor bandage care too.

And associated with their thin skin, some of these dogs develop “Happy Tail,” which is basically a chronic injury on the tail tip which wont heal because the blessed dog insists on wagging it against solid objects all the time, despite the pain and injury. They can’t help it. They’re too happy, hence the name of the wound. This takes creative bandaging or the occasional partial amputation to fix.

Originally posted by emiliotheexplorer

Conditions associated with Racing

Most greyhounds are reared for the race track and it’s not until later that they’re identified as being 'unsuitable’ for the track. Some greyhounds will be 'retired’ early, before they ever get to run, but many will be retired either with injuries or because they just don’t win. Greyhounds that have been retired due to injury are not necessarily lame, they may have healed well enough to do normal dog activities, just not enough to win races.

Track leg is probably the most common 'racetrack injury’ we see. It’s basically a swelling on the inside of the tibia below the knee, caused by the greyhound continually hitting its hind leg with a front leg as it runs around the track in the same direction all the time. They’re usually not painful, and generally go away when the greyhound is not restricted to always running in a very large circle.

Corns are hard thickenings in the bottom on a footpad, either secondary to trauma, foreign objects (grit) or papilomas. They start out small but grow with time, and are painful. It’s like having a stone in your shoe all the time and many greyhounds will become footsore because of it. Affected greyhounds are often reluctant to walk on harder surfaces, and anti-inflammatories doesn’t seem to make much difference. We treat them by paring them out and waiting patiently.

Grit in foot pads can cause corns, and can cause similar lameness to corns, but will show up on Xrays if you use high enough detail. These are fragments of sand or other foreign objects that have become embedded in the foot pads while running. Greyhounds are particularly lame with this injury and often don’t respond fully to anti-inflammatories. They need surgery to remove these pieces of grit, and the surgery can result in corns.

A Fractured hock, carpus or metacarpal/metatarsal might be a racing career ending injury, but not necessarily a life ending one. Depending on the extent of the fracture the greyhound may have no lameness with a walk or light run, or may end up with a completely fused joint. Generally these dogs are only retired to pet homes if they can still get themselves around pain free.

A Split Webbing is an injury to the web of skin between toes. When this skin tears it’s nearly impossible to get it to heal if both layers are torn, so the recommended technique is to split it all the way to the base of the toes and remove the webbing. This doesn’t seem to bother the dogs at all, and prevents it from re-tearing over and over again as it heals.

Maxillary Fractures are a rare injury of long-nosed dogs who are also klutzes and trip over, slamming their nose into a fence or the ground. This upwards force can fracture the upper jaw, just in front of the canine teeth. These fractures may be non displaced, causing little more than a blood nose and needing pain relief and soft food for a few weeks, or they may be loose and need wiring. They are fairly uncommon overall, but it seems to be greyhounds that get them most.

Associated with racing greyhound husbandry, Neospora infection from raw, infected beef consumption (and similar Toxoplasma from kangaroo or sheep) is more common in greyhounds due to their high prevalence of raw meat being fed. It may present as anything from back pain to blindness, and you can lose whole litters to these parasites.

There are a number of odd Assorted Sports therapy things that greyhounds might be subjected to, from particular lineaments being used, ultrasound therapy, chiropractic treatment or 'seeing the muscle men’, some of the 'treatments’ racing greyhounds are exposed to seem more like hope and witchcraft than medicine. These dogs may also have been supplemented with all sorts of things during their racing days, including iron and B12 as the most common supplements. You don’t necessarily know what a dog has or hasn’t been given in its racing days, but most will be little consequence, if any, after a few months.

Racing greyhounds are also known for a few particular metabolic weirdnesses. Exercise associated heart conditions, exercise associated epilepsy, water diabetes (like a temporary diabetes insipidus), rhabdomyolysis and acidosis are the most well known.

Anaesthesia

Now, this is an interesting difference. Greyhounds are a bit different when it comes to anaesthetics. Most vet students will easily recall that barbituate anaesthetics aren’t recommended in sighthounds due to their proportionally low body fat (and very young or very fat dogs for the same reasons), but greyhounds also seem to have a different liver metabolism that makes handling this class of drugs more difficult. Fortunately there are many other options these days.

The whole 'they die under anaesthesia’ thing is…sort of true. If you put them under anaesthetic when they’re under 24 hours off the race track then they tend to…well… die. But when these dog’s have been at rest for at least 24 hours there doesn’t seem to be a particular increase risk of death specifically.

These dogs are prone to both hypothermia and hyperthermia under anaesthetic, and in life in general.

They are prone to rapid wake ups from anaesthesia, which is not fun when you have a 30kg dog thrashing about and freaking out. For this reason higher premed doses seem to help if you’re using an alfaxalone protocol, medetomedine/butorphanol works well for sedation and we usually use xylazine/ketamine/atropine for orthopaedics. I will not be posting dose rates on this blog, but rest assured greyhounds are perfectly able to have an anaesthetic. They’ve got to get their dental disease treated somehow!

Compared to other breeds

Generally greyhounds are considered pretty healthy. They’re not free of problems, but their common problems are different to common problems in other breeds. Greyhounds have one of the lowest incidences of hip dysplasia in purebred dogs,  and rarely develop the same common structural issues we see in other breeds.

Their blood results are often a little different. A greyhound in racing condition will have a higher PCV, and a pet greyhound may keep this in their retired life. They often have a lower platelet count,  by around 20-25% or so, and may have a relatively low T4. A low T4 can be normal for a greyhound, and hypothyroidism shouldn’t be diagnosed without a TSH level.

They are, in general a little more prone to being clingy or developing separation anxiety. This is generally because most of these dogs are raised in big groups in a kennel situation, and may not get to be truly 'alone’ until they’re in a pet home. Some dogs just need a few weeks of being spoiled with TLC to adjust, some dogs need some pharmaceutical assistance for a while. Some dogs only really relax if they have a companion, but it depends on the individual.

So that is the greyhound breed from a veterinary viewpoint in a nutshell. Some of these points are brief because I only want to give you an overview, but I do recommend vet students spend some time in a greyhound practice, even if you don’t want to work with them or the racing industry, because the musculoskeletal exam of a greyhound is so much more thorough and I understood hocks and carpi much better in greyhounds than I ever did in horses.

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anonymous asked:

Do u have any tips for writing English essays?

hello! i have some tips, but i’m only going to list a few because if i keep going this is going to turn into a masterpost of sorts haha! 

some tips i have for you: 

  • start with the conclusion first, and make it boom
    • this sounds weird, but it works 
    • once you figure out a bomb ending, you can somewhat get a sense of how you want to lead into it
    • make your reader think after reading your last sentence 
  • throughout the body paragraphs, lead the reader, but let them know where they are going first
    • first sentence should be the “what/who” 
    • the next few sentences should be the “why” 
    • separate ideas by paragraph to make your argument concise
  • change up your sentence length and structure to make it flow
    • if you have a bunch of plain sentences with no punctuation, one after the other, that’s really dragging the reader through the swamp. 
    • seriously, that’s like getting stopped at every red light. let them go sometimes! 
    • i’ll show an example: 
      • No changes in structure: “Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy. It was about two kids in love. It all ended in pain. There was nothing good about it. They should have never met.” 
      • Changes in structure: “Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy. It was about two kids in love, and yet it all ended in pain. Was there anything good about it? No… Turns out, they should have never met.” 
  • try not to put the same word close together 
    • i don’t know why this is bothersome, but it just is 
    • instead of saying something like, “Romeo was a good kid. People talked about Romeo all the time.” 
    • say something like, “Romeo was a good kid; people talked about him all the time.” 
    • this goes for regular words, not just names

if you want more tips, i have a bunch. just let me know and i’ll think about writing a longer list! 

Hello, my bookish bees 😊

I am here, once again, to provide assurance that the bookworm life has chosen you and will never ever let you go, even if you don’t meet certain “criteria” that a lot of people think is “essential”.

Without further ado, you’re still a bookworm if…

  • … you don’t read all the new releases

There are sooooo many books coming out each month (no, seriously, it’s insane) and it’s completely normal to sometimes (or always) be out of the loop when it comes to them. It’s a lot to follow and it’s a lot to take in and sometimes it’s not just possible to keep in touch with everything new that is out. It doesn’t mean that you’re not a bookworm if you haven’t read the latest hyped book or continuation of a well-loved series. Most times, I personally can’t afford to buy all these new books. So instead, I save up for when there are sales or special offers. The only downside is dealing with potential spoilers because people are evil.

  • … you only read books from the library and don’t have a personal collection

Libraries are god’s gift to this world and more people should be using them. But I’ve had people tell me that they’re worried they aren’t “true bookworms” if they don’t have a personal collection. To these people I say “fuck that”. I know we all dream of a library like the one in Beauty and the Beast, but we’re not princes in castles and books unfortunately cost a shit ton of money. Also, a lot of people don’t actually have the space to deposit a book collection, so libraries are a great way to keep reading and not hoard books. Seriously though, libraries 👌💯

  • … you don’t have books in pristine condition

I personally keep my books as spotless as possible, but that’s just because I’m weird. A looooot of people love seeing books that are well worn, because that’s a sign of them being read and loved. And I agree! However you choose to treat your books, that’s your decision. Dog-ear them, highlight them, write in them, whatever tickles your fancy, go forth my child and do the thing! Your books, your rules.

  • … you don’t read an insane amount of books/year

I’ve touched on this before: life likes to mess us up and that usually implies it smiling at us and saying “well shit son, no reading for you today 😘”. But that’s okay. Once a bookworm, always a bookworm, whether you read 1 pages a year or 10.000 😊

  • … you only read a certain genre

Hey, we don’t all have eclectic tastes in books and that’s normal and should be in no way questioned. You only read YA books? GOOD BECAUSE YA IS A GREAT GENRE FIGHT ME 👊 You only read classics? More power to you because that stuff is confusing to me 😲 You love poetry and couldn’t think of reading novels? DO THE THING! Just read what makes you happy. I guarantee that you’ll always find people to discuss your feelings/emotions/thoughts with.

Basically, my loves, you’re bookworms. Period. You’ve been anointed into this life and I’m sorry to say, but there’s no way out ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Mary ❤️

13 Study Tips (By Sprouts)
  1. Spaced repetition. Study short, but often. It is more productive to have regular study sessions with short sleeping breaks in between. 
  2. Find your own style. Find the study style that suits you the best. Some people like to study alone, some snack during class, etc. 
  3. Sleep! This one’s pretty obvious. Lack of sleep decreases your concentration. 
  4. Focus! This one’s pretty obvious too. Keep all distractions away to increase productivity. 
  5. The Pomodoro Technique. Set your timer to 25 minutes where you focus on your studies, take a short break, and repeat the process. [I personally like to use the app ‘Tide’, but there are other apps you can download] 
  6. Do the hard material first. Most people have the strongest willpower in the morning [not me], and when you do the hardest material first, you’ll feel more motivated to get more work done. 
  7. Exercise, meditate, and converse. Regular physical exercise, meditation, and group conversations are proven to grow your brain. 
  8. Go places. You can create deeper memories of a subject if you learn in a richer environment that offers more visual clues. 
  9. Take fun seriously. Find a fun way to study, it’ll make it more enjoyable for you. Positive emotions are important for increasing your potential. 
  10. Space your studies. Repeat the material in spaced intervals. This means reviewing whatever you’ve learnt every few days. 
  11. 30% Read, 70% Recite. You can use this when you have to memorise a poem in 1 hour. Spend 20 minutes reading, and 40 minutes reciting, this should lead to the best results. 
  12. After you’ve finished studying, quickly test yourself. Immediate recall in the form of a test or a short summary can increase retention up to 30%. 
  13. Don’t force it. Unfortunately, you can’t force yourself to be motivated to do work. 

Why do I feel like I’ve typed this out before…

Like or reblog if this helped, and comment what other videos you’d like me to type out :-) 

Watch the original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVlvxHJdql8

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One of the whale sharks slides by the largest viewing window at the Georgia Aquarium.

This window is….. well… it’s amazeballs. As you can read, it is seriously almost two feet thick.

Now, as my fiancé and I were listening during our dive briefing, the dive masters brought up this window. They explained that you cannot see the window as you got close and encouraged all divers to hold up their hand if they elected to approach the acrylic.

As we came around to the window, I thought to myself, “Huh. I can see where the windows are at work. This should be a cake walk.”

However, just to be safe, I put my hand up and discovered I was FAAAAAAR closer than I thought! As in, I was really and truly within 8 inches of the window and had no idea. It is just so large that you have no frame of reference to truly get a hint of where the window begins. Craziness!

The Arrangement (Part 16)

Originally posted by frozen-delight

Summary: Dean responds to Sam’s news. The two of you pay a visit to Samuel, who lashes out. Secrets are revealed and threats are made, leaving you reeling. You and Dean discuss the future.

Pairing: AU!Dean x Reader

Word Count: 3,600

Warnings: mentions of illness/heart attack, language, verbal attack/abuse, offensive name-calling, minor anxiety, lots of shouting, implications of smut

A/N: This is it, guys. I can’t believe it. This is really bittersweet for me. It’s been an incredible ride, and I’m so thankful for all of you that have shown your love and appreciation - you’re the reason this has kept going. 16 parts and 45,000 words (holy SHIT) over nearly three months, and we’re finally at the conclusion. THERE WILL BE AN EPILOGUE but this is the last official part. Enjoy everyone. Thank you for all your support.

A/N/N: Special shout-out to @deanssweetheart23 for being a sounding board, a cheerleader, and for being my beta especially for this last part. She’s the reason these parts have been coming out so frequently/regularly so y’all should be thankful. (also go read her stuff it’s incredible) And seriously, A- you’re such an amazing motivator and inspiration. Love you, dude.

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Leave Lauren Zuke alone!

If nobody has heard yet, people have started badmouthing Lauren Zuke because they wanted to write Lapis and Peridot as a couple and apparently that “wasn’t what Rebecca wanted to happen”?

You know what Rebecca would want to happen? For her writers to have fun, pitch ideas about what they would like to write about, and most of all she wouldn’t want them to be harassed over such a stupid problem as a shipping war.

Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against Amedot, I think it’s pretty cute, but seriously get a grip. If you want to draw shipping art? Fine. go ahead. If it’s not canon who cares? It doesn’t change the original show in any way at all so all of the people hating on non canon art can stop that as well, it’s not needed.

Edit: Just read some of the comments on Zuke’s post. Anyone who sent hate should be ashamed of yourselves. Putting fictional characters over showing decency to another human being is absolutely disgusting.

  • Ino: Sai, it's time to name our baby boy! Now, in the Yamanaka family...
  • Sai: (has no idea how babynames work) Paintbrush.
  • Ino: No, wait, it has to start with-
  • Sai: Bookcase. Or a coffee table.
  • Ino: Are you seriously coming up with names based on stuff we have in our house?
  • Sai: ...Window.
  • Ino: (sighs, thinking) I'm just gonna call him Inojin. My womb, my choice.
  • ---
  • Chouji: It's a family tradition. The name should start with a Cho.
  • Karui: (trying to come up with a good suffix) Cho... Cho...
  • Chouji: (impressed) That's an excellent idea, dear!
  • Karui: ...Whatever...
  • ---
  • Shikamaru: (reading a scroll in the kitchen, not noticing what his wife is doing) Hey, I was thinking. We should choose a name for that baby of ours. Due to the Nara tradition, it has to start with Shika-
  • Temari: (struggling to stun a fresh fish for dinner, not listening) DIE!!
  • Shikamaru: Shikadai it is.