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last night i was briefly talking about furbies and agreed that they should be interpreted as miniature, flightless griffins 

‘furbies’ are opportunist desert insectivores that may also eat some plants or carrion. resembling the build of a chinchilla with soft downy feathers and an otherworldly rate of colour mutation. they live in large family burrows and are extremely socially intelligent and vocal, in captivity they will mimic human speech. because of this, their small size, and many morphs, domestic furbies are popular pets but must be kept in at least pairs

Adorable Asks! 🌸

(I’m making this a regular thing on my blog now!)

Put Adorable asks, and the number of the question in my ask box, and I’ll answer!

1. Have you met your soul mate?

2. Favorite color when you were younger, and now?

3. Do you wear eye-shadow? What color?

4. Are you in love right now?

5. In your opinion, is love at first sight real?

6. Are you an optimist, realist, opportunist, or pessimist?

7. First kiss details? (If you haven’t been kissed, reply how and if you would like to be.)

8. Do you own stickers, an stationary?

9. What’s your aesthetic?

10. Do you wear dresses, and skirts?

11. What is your hair like?

12. Does time go by fast or slow to you?

13. What time do you go to bed? What time do you wake up?

14. Favorite sweet food?

15. Tea, coffee, or hot cocoa?

16. Space, Ocean, City, or Forest?

17. Favorite game as a child?

18. Comfort book?

19. Princess, Fairy, Mermaid, or Unicorn?

20. Do you fall in love easily?

21. Favorite word?

22. Describe your life in 3 words.

23. Do you dance? Slow dance?

24. Do you wear fake nails, or paint your nails?

25. Has anyone ever confessed to you?

26. Do you lie?

27. What makes you smile?

28. Have you ever cried in a book or movie?

29. When and who was your first crush?

30. Marriage or kids?

31. Are you superstitious?

32. Who’s your 3 am thought?

33. Do you like candy? What’s your favorite candy?

34. Favorite holiday?

35. Favorite season?

36. Cat or dog person?

37. Are you quiet or loud?

38. Favorite time period? (80′s, 60′s, etc.)

39. Favorite fashion fad that went away?

40. The best dream/ worst nightmare you’ve ever had?

41. Worst fear as a kid?

44. Do you flirt?

45. What’s your style?

46. Do you blush?

47. Do you feel everything, nothing, or you don’t know what to feel?

48. Are you a crier? Do you smile?

49. First love?

50. Last love?

unusual truths about the signs

aries: can actually be super fearful. mask emotions by being rash and reckless because they fear, more than anything, messing something they care about up. they feel that their emotions get in the way of making good decisions. 

taurus: not lazy; picky where they spend their energy. taurus’ can be very passionate, being ruled by venus, and when it’s something they care about taurus will go to the ends of the earth to achieve what they want. 

gemini: feels extremely deeply. always trying to dissect why they feel the way they do instead of embracing it. mask pain with wittiness and sarcasm. never honest with themselves though they can be so brutally blunt with others. 

cancer: probably has anger issues or anxiety. because cancer’s feel so deeply, they look for an outlet to release these emotions. anger is the one i’ve seen the most - cancer’s are volatile and find a way to hurt the person they take their anger out on - they go for the kill shot. 

leo: way more insecure than they front. many leo’s are physically confident, as we all know, but, like gemini’s, leo’s couldn’t be more emotionally insecure. they love the idea of love, but they’re terrified of emotional intimacy. 

virgo: their controlling organization comes from a lack of control over their heart. virgo’s - much like gemini - can have flitting attraction. their interest is temporary, as they enjoy a mystery, but only for so long. it’s a very fine line to keep the affections of a virgo, as they’re extremely picky with who they settle. 

libra: can be completely cold-hearted. scorpio’s and cancer’s get angry, but usually out of emotion, and it’s evident that no matter what they say they still care. libra’s however, have a switch that completely detaches them from all feelings when they’re pissed. will make you question if they ever even cared. 

scorpio: common perception of scorpio’s is that they’re kinky and sexual bastards, when really they are one of the few signs who views sex as an act of love rather than of physical feelings. scorpio’s only have sex with people they love - it’s more their heart than body. 

sagittarius: that wanderlust spirit is rooted deeply in fear. sagittarius fear attachment to one place or person for too long; it’s why they tend to travel. either physically or emotionally, locking down a sagittarius is very difficult, but not because they just want to see the world, but because they are very distrustful in nature. 

capricorn: like gemini, capricorn are very emotional. however, capricorn tend to ignore feelings instead of trying to understand them. known as driven, they tend to focus all their energy on a single thing, and think that emotion is a distraction from their goals.  

aquarius: super loyal. even though aquarius are very opportunistic and tend to take the route they think is the best for themselves, they also have a very compassionate side to those they sympathize with. aquarius’ hearts are difficult to capture, but once you do they’re also difficult to lose.

pisces: much more manipulative than perceived. pisces may feel deeply - as a water sign - but they use this to their advantage. pisces have a wicked accurate gut feeling due to how deeply in tune their are with their own emotions. if a pisces thinks that you can benefit them, they will use you.

lifeandthoughtsandtravel  asked:

I know that you are a reptile tumblr but I was wondering if you knew if it were healthy for dogs to be vegans? I'm just curious because of some vegans that have animals and they make them vegans... is it harmful towards the animal or is it completely safe? thank you :)

It’s an absolutely horrible idea. Dogs cannot be vegans and thrive. They’re not vegetarians and they’re not even really omnivores in the same way we are- while dogs will eat everything we do (and more), feeding them a vegan diet is terrible for their health. A lot of vegans who make this decision will blather on about supplements in the vegan food or about how you can make artificial amino acids or how dogs can survive on it so therefore it’s safe, but dogs can also survive eating Ol’ Roy, the worst dog food in the world. Surviving isn’t the same thing as thriving! A dog’s biological structure means that eating plants and only plants isn’t going to work well in the long run- so let’s look at some of the reasons why dogs need to be fed a diet based in animal protein. 

1. The canine digestive tract is not good at digesting plant matter.

Plant matter is really tough to break down! Meat, on the other hand, digests quickly. Carnivores and herbivores have differently structured digestive tracts that work with their diets. Let’s look at a rabbit’s digestive tract and a dog’s.

See how a rabbit has a functional cecum, while the dog’s is just a little snub of a thing? The cecum is an organ that plays a really important role in non-ruminant herbivore digestion. It’s a large pouch where cellulose and tough fibers in plant-based food get broken down. Dogs, like humans, don’t have one that’s functional for digestion. 

In addition, herbivores like rabbits have very long, complicated digestive tracts. Their food sits in there and breaks down over a long period of time. An average adult rabbit (with a body of about 40 centimeters long, we’re not talking the giant breeds or the dwarf breeds here) has about three meters of small intestine. In American units, that’s a 15 inch animal with almost 10 feet of intestines. A dog, on the other hand, has a small intestine that’s about two and a half times the length of its body- so for instance, a dog that’s two feet long would have about five feet of small intestine. There’s neither enough time nor space in the canine alimentary canal for dogs to fully extract the nutrients they need to survive. 

2. Dog drool doesn’t have amylase.

Amylase an enzyme that converts plant starch and glycogen into simple sugars. Herbivores and omnivores typically have amylase in the saliva, which starts to break down those starches immediately. This means by the time the starches hit the intestine, they’ve already started to convert into something that’s actually useful. Dogs, however, only produce it in the pancreas. There’s no salivary amylase in dogs or any other carnivore. This means that digesting plants and converting their energy into something that’s actually useful is really inefficient for dogs; they can only get something like half of the energy and nutrients they’d get from a comparable amount of meat. It also means that to digest plant material, dogs’ pancreases have to go into overtime to make enough amylase, which can lead to severe pancreatic strain.

3. Dogs can’t digest cellulose.

While the dog pancreas makes amylase, something it doesn’t make is cellulase. Granted, herbivores don’t make it either- in fact, very few animals do. Termites are one of the only animals that make their own cellulase. Herbivore digestive tracts have a reservoir of symbiotic bacteria that produce plenty of cellulase. We’ve actually talked about it- it’s what goes on in the cecum! The bacteria in carnivore ceca, however, is linked to the lymphatic system, not the digestive system. 

There’s also the issue of their teeth not being adapted for a plant-based diet or even the way they eat being good at taking in plants- but the same is true for anything that’s not animal carcasses, including kibble and wet dog food. That’s just evidence that defines them as opportunistic carnivores; what makes a vegan diet so bad for dogs is their digestive biology.

There is one exception to this rule, and that is when a vet prescribes a vegan diet for an animal with significant food allergies or other dietary issues. This is not something vets do unless it’s the best course of treatment for the animal. 

Veganism isn’t the same thing as being an herbivore. Herbivores don’t have a choice; their bodies aren’t built for eating meat. While they might take in animal protein on occasion (deer, for instance, will eat birds sometimes), their teeth, their digestive systems, and their metabolisms all work together to make eating plants the best way for them to survive. A rabbit’s not a vegan- it’s an herbivore. Only humans can be vegans. To be a vegan is to make a choice; it’s to evaluate your place in the world around you and to renegotiate your relationship with all sorts of things- your own body, the food industry, the people around you, and of course the animals you don’t eat. Responsible vegans understand that humans can thrive on an all-vegetable diet; they know that we evolved to be really, really flexible when it comes to the source of our nutrition. While humans are biologically omnivores, we can make that choice.

A dog can’t, and it’s not humanity’s place to force that on them. There are some pets that thrive on an all-vegetable diet. Rabbits, tortoises, finches, hamsters, snails- but not dogs. 

If you’d like more information, this is a fantastic write-up, complete with sources! This is a good, short article written by a vet. This is a blog post that talks about some of the other nutritional deficiencies, particularly involving D3. This is another great writeup with diagrams!

100 “Epic” Adventure Ideas...

Here are one hundred adventure seeds you can use to generate ideas for your adventures and campaigns.

  1. A ancient and evil balor sorcerer imprisons old friends of the player characters, holding them hostage in return for a service. 
  2. A band of several death slaadi rogues and sorcerers begins to waylay all planar travelers who chance through their recently claimed turf on the Astral Plane.
  3. A ranger hero recognized around the world begins to organize a group of explorers for reasons unknown…
  4. A bardic college develops a style of music that charms and dominates any that listen to it too long.
  5. A beholder cluster, made up of many beholders driven mad, begins to war with lesser beholder communities, apparently all seeking a beholder artifact. 
  6. A prominent deity grows sick and will die if the cause of its divine ill is not discovered. 
  7. A beloved prophecy long accepted as true fails to occur because of the characters’ meddling, and the world turns against them…
  8. A blinding, yellow haze seeps down from the sky, covering the world…
  9. A celestial tree hundreds of miles long reaches its roots down and begins to grow on the world’s surface. Creatures from other worlds live in the heights of the tree. 
  10. A child is born who prophecy indicates will one day ascend to godhood. 
  11. A black disease blights the forest, killing all vegetation as it continues to expand without limit at an ever-accelerating rate. 
  12. A clan of psionic militants breaks away from the kingdom — literally. A huge chunk of land hundreds of acres wide floats up and away (taking with it many terrified non-psionic people). 
  13. A conjunction of parallel planes somehow energizes a lowly peasant to the power of a greater deity — but only until the conjunction ends. 
  14. A cross-time catastrophe has cut off the Material Plane from all others. 
  15. A dragon kills the ruler of the largest nation and takes over, calling itself the Dragon King.
  16. A flaw in a true resurrection spell leaves one player character undead by night and alive by day. 
  17. A floating city arrives from across the sea, apparently fleeing the depredations of the Warlord, a barbarian of an epic caliber.
  18. A flock of angelic avengers and celestials is ravaging across the continent. 
  19. A meeting is called by a storm giant blackguard. Powerful giants from around the world (and other worlds) begin to congregate. Though no one knows the meaning of this calling…
  20. A glorious gemstone in which the first light of creation still lingers is purportedly languishing in an ancient, crumbling demi-plane. 
  21. A great chase ensues through endless parallel dimensions as wizard researchers follow the faint trail of the long-vanished elder elves. 
  22. A group of gargoyle paragons claims the Cathedral of Pelor as its own new home. 
  23. A hero of renown (a quasi-deity, really) is to be wed to an elven prince, but the prince’s royal family claims the prince is under a spell. 
  24. A hole is gouged in the veil separating life and death. As the tide of life pours out into the void, all creatures everywhere begin to die as they accumulate negative levels. The hole must be mended. 
  25. A red dragon and two of its siblings emerge from a red-lit cavern in the earth. 
  26. A lesser deity declares the PCs as its mortal enemies, enjoining all its worshipers and allies to find and slay them. 
  27. A longstanding illusion is pierced, revealing that the king is nowhere to be found, and that all dictates of the kingdom have been actually flowing from the thieves’ guild. 
  28. A new deity decides to leave the Outer Planes to set up its palace on the face of the Material Plane. Once it arrives, it demands worshipers and servitors. 
  29. A mad chronomancer with a mastery of time, has determined how to destroy the past (and therefore the present). Unless it can be stopped, time itself will unravel. 
  30. A planar conjunction will soon come to pass, allowing the legions of hell (or worse) direct access to a selected part of the Material Plane for 24 hours. It can’t be stopped, but some famous characters may attempt to defend key cities or strongholds from the onslaught. 
  31. A player character’s heart is stolen and replaced with a magical gem or a strange alchemical creation. Who knows how long the replacement will last? 
  32. A powerful wizards’ guild enters all-out war with the dominant religious order of the world. 
  33. A quasi-deity wants an escort as it ventures into the Abyss to release a companion quasi-deity from bondage. 
  34. A rogue moon threatens to crash down upon the world, ending all life. 
  35. A sentient spell-virus is raging out of control among spellcasters. All who fall victim to it become part of one unified mind controlled by a malign intelligence. 
  36. A species of “fish” introduced from another plane has provided good eating and relief from famine over the last year. Now, thousands (possibly millions?) of the fish-like creatures begin a sudden growth spurt, transforming en masse into terribly powerful and bloodthirsty predators. 
  37. A splinter community of humans evolves into a sub-race sporting strange and variant powers. 
  38. A syndicate of assassins dramatically expands its membership by introducing a mind-control potion into a city’s water supply. 
  39. A team of nightmares draws a chariot driven by a powerful fighter into the city. 
  40. A titan seeks those brave enough to release it from its age-long bondage; its rescuers may face the wrath of higher deities. 
  41. A vampire scion from another plane begins to conquer world after world with the help of a reforged artifact of legend, Midnight’s Heart
  42. A volcano erupts. In the aftermath, a portal to the City of Brass on the Elemental Plane of Fire remains open permanently.
  43. A well-known wizards’ guild’s magical dumping ground of failed experiments and stale spell components becomes sentient.
  44. A wizard attempting to summon a powerful devil slips up and somehow summons an abomination instead: an infernal lord of the hells. 
  45. A wizard claims to have developed an epic spell ritual that, if cast, will slay a deity.
  46. All magic items crafted from a particular city begin to bestow negative effects on their owners with each use. 
  47. All who fall asleep on a selected world cannot be awakened and eventually die in their sleep. Exhaustion is beginning to take a hold on even the greatest heroes of its realm…
  48. An adventuring party stumbles upon the tomb prison of an long dead half-god and releases it. 
  49. An anti-magic plague is released by an unknown agency, causing sickness and eventually death to any who prepare or cast arcane spells. 
  50. An artifact belonging to one of the characters must be destroyed, lest some great catastrophe, which has secretly been gathering, come to pass. 
  51. An artifact capable of forever dominating all red dragons everywhere is discovered.
  52. An enclave of gnomes customizes an iron colossus into a walking war platform.
  53. A group of NPCs known for good deeds suddenly embarks on a death spree, murdering merchants and their envoys…
  54. A group of NPCs decides to destroy the PC adventurers, for reasons that are initially obscure. 
  55. A sentient, free roaming, self-casting disintegrate spell breaks loose from a wizard’s laboratory. 
  56. A legendary paladin leads a crusade to hell. 
  57. An inter-dimensional caravan must float on the River Styx through the dangers of several lower planes. 
  58. Spirits begin to manifest from machines as complicated as simple steam-powered wheels — is it a warning from the gods of the forge to desist? 
  59. Angry druids raise the beasts, animals, and dire animals of the wild, intent on beginning a new world order in which nature comes first. 
  60. As the world ages, frequent earthquakes threaten to plunge the major nations under the sea. 
  61. Blue-skinned merchants begin to sell enormously popular items composed of dreamstuff — “mined from the very dreams of a deity,” claim the merchants.
  62. Deeper than the Underdark, the world is discovered to be hollow. Hanging in that vast opening is an unknown, uncharted inner world of strangeness.
  63. Dwarf miners follow a vein of adamantine to a hinged valve sealed with divine magic of an age older than any of the current deities. 
  64. A group of seemingly amateur rogues steal the magical scepter of the Dragon King. 
  65. Evil opportunists slay the Guardian of the Flame of Destiny, hoping to remold the Law of Reality to their own liking. 
  66. Ghosts of every sort begin to rise again, and they won’t recognize their own undead state. 
  67. Mind flayers successfully gain control of a surface nation, plunging the region into permanent darkness. 
  68. Jade pyramids of prodigious size rise from the earth. Sounds unlike any heard before echo faintly from within their stony cores. 
  69. Construct-like creatures of insane complexity called “machines” move across the land, preparing the way for a larger invasion of automated entities. 
  70. Magic begins to fail, supposedly because it is being “used up” faster than it naturally regenerates. 
  71. Mercenary half-dragons who ride chromatic dragons as steeds sell their swords (and spells) to an evil empire. 
  72. Newborns begin to be born without souls.
  73. Off-plane raiders begin to steal people away for use as slaves and food. 
  74. Once every ten years a small cave provides access into a magical, underground world where all living beings give off colorful light, ruled by mysterious fey lords with mysterious agendas. 
  75. One of the player characters learns about his or her real mother or father — in fact, that parent was a demon, and that demon has come calling. 
  76. Planetars and solars bring heaven’s war to the Material Plane, slaying any and all they deem evil or immoral. 
  77. Chromatic dragons decide that their “species” is the only true draconic race, and they begin a campaign of genocide against all other dragon types. 
  78. Several well-known cities and all their inhabitants suddenly disappear without a trace. More could follow…
  79. Someone is breaking the Seven Seals that maintain the integrity of the multiverse…
  80. The ancient Great Library has secret vaults where the Words Once Spoken are supposedly inscribed in the Book of Sleep. To speak them again would remake the universe. 
  81. The Clock that Rules the Universe is under attack by insane gnome alchemists, who are raiding it for parts. 
  82. The End Times threaten to begin. 
  83. The gods of Law put all humanoid races on trial for their excesses.
  84. The Lord High Priest of Pelor denounces her deity and faith. 
  85. The most feared and reviled weapon of legend, an artifact sword that drains life energy with a touch, is lost by its owner. 
  86. The Mother of Spiders emerges from her Cocoon of a Million Years to find a mate for her next spawning. 
  87. A vast necropolis undergoes a mystical transformation. Now, each coffin, sarcophagus, and mausoleum leads to separate cemetery dimensions and realms of death. 
  88. The PCs’ stronghold mysteriously gains new extra-dimensional halls and rooms of unknown origin, content, and extent.
  89. The populace decides that they want one of the PCs as their new ruler, which doesn’t please the current ruler. 
  90. The secret texts of a prominent religion, recently discovered, call into question the church’s real goal, its actual origin, and the agenda of its god. 
  91. The souls of a good queen and her family are drawn into the Abyss by an unknown demonic agency. 
  92. The spirits of the dead begin to possess the bodies of the living at an ever-accelerating rate. 
  93. The sun is infested with moon-sized parasites, and may soon fail like so many other stars have fallen to this celestial infestation. 
  94. The winter, which was overly cold, lasts too long — the goddess of winter, Auril, is suspected to be the cause…
  95. The woods begin to grow without bound, invading field, plain, and city. 
  96. The yuan-ti attempt to awaken the Slumbering Serpent, a little-known abomination born of their own race and a god of serpents.
  97. Twenty percent of all astral travelers begin to disappear in mid-trip. Mid-travel diversion spells are suspected. 
  98. Two parallel planes move too close to each other, and denizens and objects of one constantly slip onto the other, and vice versa. 
  99. Unless stopped, an ancient demi-lich will inject itself onto the Negative Energy Plane, where it can possess any undead anywhere in the multiverse. 
  100. When a friend or a respected associate is resurrected, the soul returned to the body has different memories from the original. Whence does this soul come? 
Opportunistic

So ravenous the ravens

That they take the carrion in their beaks

And consider it a delicacy

When the weather is bleak.

Survival of the opportunistic;

Thriving are the ritualistic

Who will take to murder’s wings

And bring omens

Among shiny things.

Beady eyes catch yours,

Are you a morsel?

Are you breathing?

Shift your gaze an inch,

They’re not finished with their thieving.

Your Sun/Moon Combination Keywords

~Aries~

Aries Sun, Aries Moon: Impulsive, Lively, Determined

Aries Sun, Taurus Moon: Tactful, Sensual, Gracious

Aries Sun, Gemini Moon: Popular, Open-Minded, Talkative

Aries Sun, Cancer Moon: Loyal, Secure, Emotional

Aries Sun, Leo Moon: Courageous, Affectionate, Ambitious

Aries Sun, Virgo Moon: Conversant, Sincere, Careful

Aries Sun, Libra Moon: Adventurous, Dynamic, Restless

Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon: Competitive, Intellectual, Magnetic

Aries Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Active, Inquisitive, Exciting

Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon: Practical, Responsible, Motivated

Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon: Idealistic, Amusing, Romantic

Aries Sun, Pisces Moon: Creative, Temperamental, Impressionable

~Taurus~

Taurus Sun, Aries Moon: Goal-Oriented, Disciplined, Vigorous

Taurus Sun, Taurus Moon: Truthful, Calm, Attentive

Taurus Sun, Gemini Moon: Bright, Pragmatic, Charming

Taurus Sun, Cancer Moon: Kind, Imaginative, Peaceful

Taurus Sun, Leo Moon: Opinionated, Strong, Innovative

Taurus Sun, Virgo Moon: Convincing, Dedicated, Logical

Taurus Sun, Libra Moon: Charismatic, Delicate, Relaxed

Taurus Sun, Scorpio Moon: Subtle, Empathetic, Clever

Taurus Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Passionate, Sociable, Direct

Taurus Sun, Capricorn Moon: Prestige, Dependable, Stable

Taurus Sun, Aquarius Moon: Faithful, Generous, Flexible

Taurus Sun, Pisces Moon: Susceptible, Gentle, Spiritual

~Gemini~

Gemini sun, Aries Moon: Quick, Excitable, Well-Spoken

Gemini sun, Taurus Moon: Outgoing, Youthful, Structural

Gemini sun, Gemini Moon: Favored, Unpredictable, Problem-Solver

Gemini sun, Cancer Moon: Playful, Witty, Skillful

Gemini sun, Leo Moon: Prideful, Enterprising, Amiable

Gemini sun, Virgo Moon: Versatile, Intelligent, Lighthearted

Gemini sun, Libra Moon: Harmonious, Idealistic, Resilient

Gemini sun, Scorpio Moon: Forceful, Intuitive, Brilliant

Gemini sun, Sagittarius Moon: Free, Educated, Vivid

Gemini sun, Capricorn Moon: Shrewd, Objective, Professional

Gemini sun, Aquarius Moon: Helpful, Optimistic, Agile

Gemini sun, Pisces Moon: Conscientious, Detailed, Speculating

~Cancer~

Cancer Sun, Aries Moon: Combustive, Principal, Aspiring

Cancer Sun, Taurus Moon: Compassionate, Protective, Loving

Cancer Sun, Gemini Moon: Yielding, Curious, Reflective

Cancer Sun, Cancer Moon: Touchy, Guarding, Genial

Cancer Sun, Leo Moon: Proud, Interesting, Neat

Cancer Sun, Virgo Moon: Solid, Traditional, Practical

Cancer Sun, Libra Moon: Gentle, Busy, Supportive

Cancer Sun, Scorpio Moon: Magnetic, Ardent, Private

Cancer Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Inspiring, Free-Spirited, Polite

Cancer Sun, Capricorn Moon: Eager, Reassuring, Self-Disciplined

Cancer Sun, Aquarius Moon: Wise, Aristocratic, Honored

Cancer Sun, Pisces Moon: Passive, Unique, Talented

~Leo~

Leo Sun, Aries Moon: Fierce, Outright, Driven

Leo Sun, Taurus Moon: Visionary, Durable, Efficient

Leo Sun, Gemini Moon: Delightful, Facile, Reasonable

Leo Sun, Cancer Moon: Ingenious, Easy-Going, Family-Oriented

Leo Sun, Leo Moon: Bold, Attractive, Dignified

Leo Sun, Virgo Moon: Selective, Thoughtful, Timid

Leo Sun, Libra Moon: Idealistic, Methodical, Alert

Leo Sun, Scorpio Moon: Passionate, Opportunistic, Fulfilling

Leo Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Intriguing, Warm, Straightforward

Leo Sun, Capricorn Moon: Keen, Good-Natured, Trustworthy

Leo Sun, Aquarius Moon: Vital, Inspiring, Concerned

Leo Sun, Pisces Moon: Kind-Hearted, Aware, Sentimental

~Virgo~

Virgo Sun, Aries Moon: Thoughtful, Demanding, High-Spirited

Virgo Sun, Taurus Moon: Reliable, Honest, Loyal

Virgo Sun, Gemini Moon: Deliberate, Active, Perceiving

Virgo Sun, Cancer Moon: Nurturing, Conservative, Secure

Virgo Sun, Leo Moon: Jovial, Earnest, Conscientious

Virgo Sun, Virgo Moon: Organized, Well-Mannered, Healthy

Virgo Sun, Libra Moon: Enciting, Selective, Intimate

Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon: Sly, Prudent, Calculating

Virgo Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Traditional, Engaging, Humorous

Virgo Sun, Capricorn Moon: Hardworking, Mature, Realistic

Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon: Down-To-Earth, Analytical, Exploring

Virgo Sun, Pisces Moon: Contemplative, Artistic, Adviceful

~Libra~

Libra Sun, Aries Moon: Striking, Erratic, Extroverted

Libra Sun, Taurus Moon: Likable, Balanced, Tactful

Libra Sun, Gemini Moon: Expressive, Social, Flirtatious

Libra Sun, Cancer Moon: Diplomatic, Serene, Gifted

Libra Sun, Leo Moon: Captivating, Honest, Lucky

Libra Sun, Virgo Moon: Rational, Organized, Insightful

Libra Sun, Libra Moon: Excitable, Charming, Trusting

Libra Sun, Scorpio Moon: Determined, Absorbing, Radical

Libra Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Outgoing, Eager, Positive

Libra Sun, Capricorn Moon: Warm, Strong, Purposeful

Libra Sun, Aquarius Moon: Humanitarian, Even-Tempered, Approachable

Libra Sun, Pisces Moon: Tender, Changeable, Artistic

~Scorpio~

Scorpio Sun, Aries Moon: Mysterious, Fearless, Tenacious

Scorpio Sun, Taurus Moon: Securing, Confident, Sensible

Scorpio Sun, Gemini Moon: Sensual, Businesslike, Sophisticated

Scorpio Sun, Cancer Moon: Independent, Bold, Curative

Scorpio Sun, Leo Moon: Alluring, Self-Assured, Decisive

Scorpio Sun, Virgo Moon: Observant, Reserved, Soft-Spoken

Scorpio Sun, Libra Moon: Elegant, Creative, High-Minded

Scorpio Sun, Scorpio Moon: Powerful, Deep, Diligent

Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Ironic, Explosive, Affectionate

Scorpio Sun, Capricorn Moon: Persistent, Steadfast, Severe

Scorpio Sun, Aquarius Moon: Fascinating, Civil, Influential

Scorpio Sun, Pisces Moon: Psychic, Rightful, Kind

~Sagittarius~

Sagittarius sun, Aries moon: Good-Hearted, Cheerful, Wild

Sagittarius sun, Taurus Moon: Aspiring, Faithful, Romantic

Sagittarius sun, Gemini Moon: Entertaining, Talkative, Smart

Sagittarius sun, Cancer Moon: Spiritual, Foresightful, Dreamy

Sagittarius sun, Leo Moon: Daring, Open, Productive  

Sagittarius sun, Virgo Moon: Broad-Minded, Realistic, Analytical

Sagittarius sun, Libra Moon: Joyful, Sincere, Intellectual

Sagittarius sun, Scorpio Moon: Sarcastic, Go-Getter, Defensive

Sagittarius sun, Sagittarius Moon: Optimistic, Noticeable, Disquisitive

Sagittarius sun, Capricorn Moon: Self-Examining, Affirmative, Realistic

Sagittarius sun, Aquarius Moon: Philosophical, Trustworthy, Intuitive

Sagittarius sun, Pisces Moon: Understanding, Tolerant, Imaginative

~Capricorn~

Capricorn Sun, Aries moon: Willful, Invulnerable, Powerful

Capricorn Sun, Taurus Moon: Influential, Reliable, Conservative

Capricorn Sun, Gemini Moon: Innovative, Bright, Swift

Capricorn Sun, Cancer Moon: Domestic, Supportive, Sharp-Witted

Capricorn Sun, Leo Moon: Demonstrative, Committed, Friendly

Capricorn Sun, Virgo Moon: Ambitious, Reserved, Objective

Capricorn Sun, Libra Moon: Disciplined, Benevolent, Smooth

Capricorn Sun, Scorpio Moon: Insightful, Deep, Driven

Capricorn Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Carefree, Funny, Rational

Capricorn Sun, Capricorn Moon: Successful, Giving, Inspiring

Capricorn Sun, Aquarius Moon: Serious, Wise, Accountable

Capricorn Sun, Pisces Moon: Forthright, Humane, Sympathetic

~Aquarius~

Aquarius Sun, Aries moon: Aggressive, Independent, Enthusiastic

Aquarius Sun, Taurus Moon: Curious, Appealing, Headstrong

Aquarius Sun, Gemini Moon: Elightened, Original, Beguiling

Aquarius Sun, Cancer Moon: Patient, Candid, Perceptive

Aquarius Sun, Leo Moon: Helpful, Friendly, Dignified

Aquarius Sun, Virgo Moon: Careful, Competent, Structural

Aquarius Sun, Libra Moon: Respectful, Optimistic, Peace-Loving

Aquarius Sun, Scorpio Moon: Compassionate, Charismatic, Enterprising

Aquarius Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Adventurous, Experienced, Admirable

Aquarius Sun, Capricorn Moon: Purposeful, Ethical, Prudent

Aquarius Sun, Aquarius Moon: Unique, Open-Minded, Wise

Aquarius Sun, Pisces Moon: Judicious, Big-Hearted, Mythical

~Pisces~

Pisces Sun, Aries Moon: Keen, Self-Reliant, Charitable

Pisces Sun, Taurus Moon: Easy-Going, Considerate, Vibrant

Pisces Sun, Gemini Moon: Adaptable, Conceptual, Creative

Pisces Sun, Cancer Moon: Humble, Talented, Controlled

Pisces Sun, Leo Moon: Humorous, Different, Trustworthy

Pisces Sun, Virgo Moon: Devoted, Astute, Determined,

Pisces Sun, Libra Moon: Accommodating, Enchanting, Peaceful

Pisces Sun, Scorpio Moon: Emotional, Mysterious, Secretive

Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Expansive, Protective, Sensible

Pisces Sun, Capricorn Moon: Kind, Introverted, Subtle

Pisces Sun, Aquarius Moon: Missionary, Humanitarian, Intellectual

Pisces Sun, Pisces Moon: Ethereal, Sympathetic, Dreamy

Shit my wife has said to our cat, part 4

- You are a lap real-estate mogul, Miss Kitty. You got some supreme above-the-knee property.

- I’d like to remind you, my favorite little bastard, that you may have International Cat Day, but we queers have a full month. So take that.

- Eat it. Paper-mâché your fucking heart

- Did you hear it? Did you hear it speak? That which haunts the halls of this apartment… (cat: meows). Shut up.

- (Listening to disco) Are you feeling the love vibration tonight, Miss Kitty? Is that why your tootsies are like this?

- You come to us. For pets? For knowledge? For Wisdom?….. For…. pets?

- I feel like being obnoxious tonight, like you are every night you little…… shit…. head? I couldn’t think of something terrible to call her.

- You fucking motherfucker. You opportunistic little bitch. You Machiavellian motherfucker. GO WRITE SOME LATIN.

- Sic semper tyrannis ad mortum, Miss Kitty. You’re the ’ tyrannis’ in this situation. I’m the ‘ad mortum.’

- Happiness can be found outside the lap, Miss Kitty. That is the way of enlightenment. Happiness can be found without stepping on my titties, and making them hurt with your toe beans.

- I peer in your eyes in the middle of the night. I know what your soul is.

- HA! Now I can leave the floor without feeling guilty! Neener Neener, you shithead!

- You’re famous, Miss Kitty! You got famous by doing nothing but being an object of ridicule. (long pause) We toyed with fire, I know…

- I say so many mean things to you and I don’t take them back.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Overwatch Characters as Dog Breeds

Genji- Shiba Inu: “The Shiba Inu originated in Japan and was used primarily as a hunting dog to flush out small game and birds. A small, agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain, the Shiba has an independent nature and can be reserved toward strangers but is loyal and affectionate to those who earn his respect.” 

McCree- Coyote: “The coyote is a canine native to North America and one of the most adaptable animals on the planet. It is gregarious, but not as dependent on packs as more social canid species like wolves are. The coyote is a prominent character in Native American folklore (Southwestern United States and Mexico), usually depicted as a trickster. As with other trickster figures, the coyote acts as a picaresque hero which rebels against social convention through deception and humor.”

Pharah- Pharaoh Hound: “The Pharaoh Hound is an ancient dog breed who has changed little since its development more than 5,000 years ago. They were the dog of kings and may have hunted gazelles with pharaohs, hence their name. As with any hound, they can have moments of aloofness and can be strong-willed, but in the main they are gentle and get along well with others. They love human companionship and will seek out affection and attention from people while still maintaining their independence.”

Ana- Canaan Dog: “ The Canaan Dog is a pariah dog that has survived in the desert region of Israel for thousands of years. Canaan dogs have a strong survival instinct. They are quick to react and wary of strangers, and will alert to any disturbances with prompt barking, thus making them excellent watchdogs. Though defensive, they are not aggressive and are very good with children”

Reaper- Presa Canario: “ The Perro de Presa Canario, A.K.A. the Canary Mastiff, is a Molosser-type dog breed originally bred for working livestock. They are large dogs with thick and muscular bodies. Their aspect denotes power. They are especially gifted for the function of guard and defense; their impetuous temperament, fighting skill, and low, deep bark make them quite formidable. They are gentle and noble with family and distrustful with strangers.”

Tracer- Jack Russell Terrier: “Jack Russells are an energetic breed originating in England, and rely on a high level of exercise and stimulation. Jack Russells tend to be extremely intelligent, athletic, fearless, and vocal dogs. Despite their small size, they have a tremendous amount of energy, a fact which can sometimes lead to trouble involving larger animals.”

Hanzo- Akita Inu: “The Akita is a large and powerful dog breed with a noble and intimidating presence originally used for guarding royalty and nobility in feudal Japan. The Akita also tracked and hunted wild boar, black bear, and sometimes deer. A fearless and loyal guardian of his family, the Akita does not back down from challenges and does not frighten easily.”

Junkrat- Dingo: “The dingo is a wild dog found in Australia. They are opportunistic hunters, but will also scavenge from human settlements and even eat fruits and plants. Europeans regarded them as devious and cowardly, since they did not “fight bravely”. They were seen as predators that killed wantonly, rather than out of hunger. They were associated with thieves, vagabonds, and bushrangers.”

Mei- Samoyed: “ Originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer, the Samoyed dog breed proved a valuable companion for northwestern Siberia’s Samoyede people. To this day, the Samoyed’s reputation as an intelligent, dignified, family dog is well deserved. They often choose to dote on one special person in the household, but are affectionate with everyone in the pack. Happiest when part of family life, this breed needs to be with people. In fact, leaving a Samoyed alone too much is the best way to make them miserable.”

Torbjörn- Schipperke: “Known for a stubborn, mischievous, and headstrong temperament, the Schipperke is sometimes referred to as the “little devil”. Schipperkes are very smart and independent; and sometimes debate listening to owners, instead choosing to do whatever benefits them. They are formidable barkers and can be aggressive with other dogs.”

Widowmaker- Standard Poodle: “The poodle is a medium sized dog that was standardized in France. Although today’s poodles seem to epitomize a life of leisure and luxury, make no mistake: These are real dogs bred to do real jobs. Poodles are renowned for a playful but dignified personality and keen intelligence, as well as what his fans call “an air of distinction”: a dignified attitude that’s hard to describe, but easy to spot in the dog.”

D.Va- Korean Jindo: “Originating in South Korea, the Jindo exhibit unmatched loyalty. They are incredibly intelligent dogs with a knack for hunting, tricks, and even agility. Renowned for their bravery and intelligence, they show diehard loyalty to their owners, making them great companions, and rather reserved with strangers, making them effective watchdogs as well. In fact, they are such good watchdogs that the Korean army frequently uses them as guard dogs for military bases.”

Reinhardt- Leonberger: “Originally from Germany, this giant breed, with their lion-like looks and deep bark, make intimidating watch dogs. First and foremost a family dog, the Leonberger’s temperament is one of their most important and distinguishing characteristics. Leonbergers are self-assured, well-composed, and self-disciplined when obliging its family or property with protection.”

Roadhog- Bullmastiff: “The Bullmastiff is a a large, quiet, fearless dog with the speed to track down poachers and the strength to hold them. While standoffish toward strangers, they have a soft spot for loved ones. Large and powerfully built, the Bullmastiff was bred to be a silent watchdog and only rarely barks; their formidable appearance is a wonderful deterrent to would-be attackers or intruders. They are determined protectors when needed and a loving family companion the rest of the time.”

Zarya- Caucasian Shepherd Dog: “Caucasian shepherd dogs are large, strongly-boned, muscular, and even-tempered molossers originating in Russia. They have existed since ancient times, and served shepherds in the Caucasus mountains as guard dogs, defending sheep from predators, mainly wolves, jackals and bears. They are still successfully served in this job.”

Lúcio- Boxer: “ Boxers are large, muscular, square-headed dogs who look imposing but are very bright, energetic, and playful. They are known to be clownish and loving to their family, but also headstrong, dignified, and self-assured, especially in guard work. They often are distrustful of strangers at first, but will not be aggressive unless they perceive a threat to their families.”

Mercy- Berger Blanc Suisse: “The Berger Blanc Suisse is a breed of dog originating in Switzerland. Most are gentle, very intelligent and learn easily. They are loyal to their family and may be wary around strangers, but are not prone to show shy or fearful behavior. They are suited for a variety of services to man from search and rescue to medical alert to therapy. They are also structured and have temperaments to succeed at performance events.”

Symmetra- Kanni: “The Kanni is a rare indigenous South Indian dog breed used mainly for hunting. Though usually shy, it will always defend its home or master, if the need arises. They are a silent breed and are not nuisance barkers. The Kanni dogs are faithful and easy to train but they will always think independently when on a hunt. They are extremely agile and strong while remaining light on their feet.” 

Soldier: 76- Yellow Black Mouth Cur: “ The Black Mouth Cur is a well-muscled rugged herding, hunting, and all around utility dog originating in America. The black mouth cur was bred as a homestead dog that would protect its family and home against intruders. This means that a well-bred black mouth cur is territorial; most off their ‘turf’ work well with other dogs, hunting or herding stock, but on their family property will chase the same dog away.”

I have a confession... I don’t belong here.

I’m not usually one to to say how she feels, let alone write down how she feels, but recent events have made it hard to hide where I’m at, so I thought I’d take a page from my good friend’s book and lay it all out here. To see if it helps.

Over the last few months really exciting things have been happening. Some things you know about, some you don’t. Suffice it to say life is good. And I’m terrified. I am utterly a fish out of water. I am lost and confused. And no one knows it. My life used to be small. I was a sun flower in a small garden. I thrived on what water I had and was fine. Fine. ish. I wanted more. I pretended that I knew more than I did so that I wouldn’t seem like such and outsider to my peers. Fake it till you make it, right? I knocked down doors that were locked and found opportunities that were hidden away form me. I was succeeding at the unimaginable. And then I pushed. And I pushed. And I pushed. Until I found myself weeping from a broken back because I had been pushing at brick walls that wouldn’t budge. I’d pushed too hard. And I became so terrified that I would be discovered as a fraud that I became selfish and insensitive. All to conceal a devastating fact. I don’t belong here.

I grew up on a small farm. We as kids worked the farm to help out. My mother moved us around where she could find work when my father lost his eyesight. we struggled always but we survived. This isn’t meant to be a pity party. My folks are strong as fuck. My point is, none of this is supposed to happen to girls like me. I was just a girl who loved to make people laugh, who loved the theatre and was terrified of being invisible. But recent events have put me in a position where lack of anonymity is making my screw ups more prevalent to some. And its an awful feeling. I try really hard to appear to be a person that is supposed to live in this kind of situation I’m in, because I love it here. But the secret is, I have no idea what I’m doing. So I fuck up. And I perhaps come across as self-absorbed and opportunistic as a sad attempt to look mightier than the small town girl that I really am. This is my way of keeping people far enough away that they wont see the cracks in my armour.

Here’s my other big secret. I love a lot. Like A LOT. I cant help it. My attraction to good humans can not be harboured and I am not ashamed. You look at my phone and I generally have 7 text threads going on any given day. I want to know everything about you at all times. I want you to share your deepest passions and griefs with me. I wanna know you inside and out! Here’s the thing, I don’t like to let people love me. Fucked up right? I want to love you but I don’t want you to need me. Cause I’ll disappoint you and you’ll go away and then it’ll all be for nothing. If I’m really scared of your love i’ll be unemotional, or distant, or if you’re really lucky- I might even be mean. 

Anyway this is my point: This exact life I’m living right now is a combination of my greatest dream and my most terrifying nightmare. I am not invisible and I can’t escape the love and the loving needs of others. I’m living a life that many including myself have only dreamed of. And I’m terrified that I’m just going to screw it all up.

So I’m writing this to let you know I’m going to work really really hard and do my absolute best to not fuck this up. Any of it. This is the steepest learning curve I’ve ever had in my life and I can no longer hide the fact that I feel in over my head. But stick with me, K? I’ll figure it all out really soon. 

Thank you for everything that you’ve given me and the patience you continue to give me. I’m sorry if it seems like I’ve taken your love for granted. It’s actually just the opposite. I just didn’t want you to know ;)


life-of-a-chocoholic  asked:

What if the reason why there are so many fair folk there is because the court wanted to send their fae children to college?

No lie this is a big part of why there’s so many changelings. Half the time in the old stories it was a bit of wood glamoured to look like a child, and the coffin was always lighter than it should have been once the replacement ‘died’. But although the Gentry don’t have families in the way we think of them (how new fae come into being is still a mystery, even to the most devoted students of the Forbidden Major) a lot of them seem interested in putting themselves through school, as the opportunities arise.

(On that note - Imagine one changeling who just keeps. Coming. Back. Like… first it was Greg down the hall who is suddenly much nicer than he ever was and also he speaks in Gaelic when he’s distracted. And then Real Greg comes back, but a few weeks later the music major beside you in Stats 101 is replaced by a nearly identical music major who goes ‘HEY IT’S ME GLEG’ (you couldn’t keep calling him the UnGreg) and looks thrilled to meet you again. And it keeps happening. You become pretty good friends with the changeling over the years, in all their borrowed faces. People who aren’t Involved assume you have a lot of friend-drama because you get really close to some random member of the student body and then suddenly after a few weeks don’t ever speak to them again.)