People want to get a single parrot because if they get two then the parrot won’t like them as much.
But then they don’t want the parrot to view them as a mate.
What did you expect? You got a pet in which most species mate for life. Their lives revolve around their mate, preening their mate, feeding their mate, having sex with their mate, raising babies with their mate, driving away competitors from their mate, and yes, spending their entire life with their mate.
You prime them for this situation by you or a housemate being the only ones available, and then freak out when they want to do this to you. It’s natural. It’s not bad. Your parrot isn’t misbehaving, it isn’t a bad bird just because you are keeping a wild animal in a captive situation where it just wants to do what every feather on its body is telling it to do. Stop treating it like such, stop punishing them for displaying mating behaviors.
Do what you signed up for by getting a single bird or work to get your bird a feathered mate. That doesn’t mean buying the first bird at the pet store you see and throwing them in a cage together and wondering why they don’t like each other. That means becoming a match maker and setting up play dates, or even consider rehoming your bird to someone who can.
Stop buying parrots and expecting these wild animals to be pets. They’re not. We’re on the way to domesticating birds like budgies, cockatiels, love birds, Indian ring necks…but we’re still so far from being able to keep them happy and healthily easily like we are with chickens and pigeons who thrive with us. Hell, starlings make better pets than parrots since at least they often choose to be with us.
And please, when you’re researching any animal don’t do a quick google search. Talk to as many people as possible, both new owners and experienced owners.
Okay but the Poly Cool Kids are going to love Lars’ new look from the scar to the pink. And Sadie is going to love him no matter what but when she hears Steven tell the story of how badass he was protecting gems she’s probably going to be staring at Lars with HeartEyes™ for the whole story.
To converts who started this journey with their family, and those who face rejection; to those too nervous to practice in public, or to even admit to their loved ones;
To converts who are ethnically Jewish and reconnecting to their faith, and to newcomers joining the tribe;
To converts of all races and ethnicities and nationalities; to LGBT converts;
You are all loved, by me and by Hashem. May your journey go well, and welcome to the family ❤️❤️
Synopsis: You used to be a nude cam model. Negan was your favorite customer. What are the chances that you’d see him again now that the dead’s taken over the world?
Warnings: NSFW, smut, daddy kink lol
Note: This got me back on track yay. Not sure if there will be a part 2 to this…yay or nay? ;)
Again, italicized parts are flashbacks.
You clicked your tongue in
irritation when your captor started pushing you into the premises of the
compound you’ve been spying on. He snickered at you when you glowered at him,
“Got a problem, sugar?” he sneered as he shoved you forward again.
“You tied my hands but not my
feet. Point is, I can walk on my own. No need to keep on pushing me.” You
hissed and started walking ahead of him only to be pulled back.
“Nice try, bitch.” He mocked and
placed a hand on your upper back to push you again.
doomfist players: antagonizes the other team in match chat and says “gg easy game” every round
genji, mccree, reaper, soldier, and roadhog players: “WHY AREN’T YOU GUYS DOING ANYTHING!!!”, isn’t actually doing anything, thinks they’re carrying, is literally always some 20-something year old dude that still lives with his mom and has horrible anger problems, is the one usually to tilt the earliest in a game, “WHERE’S THE HEALING??????”
pharah and tracer players: either get some good ass ults in or completely fail/kill themselves instead with their ults, upvote themselves, either always the first to die in a team fight or the last to die
junkrat and hanzo players: get absolutely bullshit kills, do trash damage and feed the enemy team, never switch even if the opposing team is countering them very efficiently and they’re dying in every engagement, occasionally gets in a good ult
bastion and torbjorn players: payload queens, horribly frustrating to the enemy team, “i have gold damage”
mei players: either absolutely awful or is carrying, keeps the team together, at least once walls off your ultimate, spams a voice line
widowmaker players: “i’ll switch if i don’t get a pick” and then doesn’t switch, gets eliminated by the enemy widow, constantly grappling away from a d.va or winston that’s harassing them
sombra players: hacking every health pack, just saved your life from an enemy ultimate, usually pretty obnoxious over voice chat, ulting every .2 seconds
d.va players: either doesn’t talk at all or talks way too much, spams a voice line, is the last one alive on the objective and gets frustrated about it, always needs healing but doesn’t want to aggravate the supports, gets killed immediately after reviving when trying to get back into mech
orisa and reinhardt players: “dude stay behind my shield you keep dying”
zarya players: really good, like you can’t just play zarya and fuck around, bubbles supports, fucking saves your life like nine (9) times
winston players: off chasing the enemy genji somewhere, accidentally falls off the map sometimes when jumping or ulting, likes to use emotes a lot
ana players: hits a bong over the team voice channel
symmetra players: “you guys want a teleporter or shields?”, angrily replacing their turrets as soon as they get destroyed, dies in bullshit ways, as soon as the enemy team thinks theyve got the objective, symmetra is There and it’s time for the car wash, gets play of the game a lot
lucio players: just chilling and trying their fuckin best, some good ass game-saving ults, booped roadhog off the map seven times, “GIVE ME ANA BOOST I WANT BOOSTIO”
mercy players: “sorry guys i was hiding waiting to resurrect but then genji killed me ):”, upvotes themselves, doesn’t get upvotes, “come back to the point for heals please i will die”
zenyatta players: very good at shotcalling, good ults, is pleasant over the voice chat and shuts down toxic people, keeps the team relatively calm and lifts their spirits
I blame myself for being so stupid. God I know I shouldn’t have anyone else in my heart except you. I’m so sorry. Forgive me and heal me. Make this sadness and heartbreak go away. And make me stronger than I’ve ever been before. I’m so sorry for loving someone who is not meant for me. And I’m sorry for believing him, falling for his every word. I’m just sorry I’m so weak.
Also for an age comparison thing, I used to teach a children's choir and viewed the children as basically infants (they were mostly 8-year-olds, the oldest was 11 and the youngest was 3), and a couple of years ago one of them contacted me to ask how to register to vote - I was younger than Shiro is in canon and my reaction was FAR from "oh you're 18, you're legal now" and more along the lines of "holy FUCK when did this BABY become legally an adult" and I think that's how Shiro views Keith
LASfmnsanbfusfs that’s totally how shiro views keith, he probably still looks at him and thinks he’s 16 (or maybe even younger since we don’t know exactly how long they’ve known each other) and gets so fucking confused when keith is like hey shiro, i’m 18 now so that means i can buy all the knives i want when we get back to earth and you can’t stop me…. shiro’s just like
WHAT????? you???? my baby bro??? a legal adult???? how long was i gone THIS time????