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‘meant to know each other’ a Brotzly playlist~

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You’re Still a Mystery- Bleachers || Carried Away- Passion Pit || Welcome to Your Life- Grouplove || Talk Too Much- COIN || Nine in the Afternoon- Panic! At the Disco || C’mon- Panic! At the Disco (ft. fun.) || Swimming Pool- The Front Bottoms || Have Me- Bombadil || Dead Sea- The Lumineers || Alpha Rats Nest- The Mountain Goats || So Desperate- The Mountain Goats

When you think of abandoned/stray animals, animals being released on the end of dirt roads to fend for themselves, what do you imagine? $5 says you’re picturing a dog or cat. And that’s very likely the answer! However, there is a significant problem with people releasing small pets, exotics, livestock, and fish as well. 

Pictured here is Samuel, a beardie we had surrendered a number of years ago. What made Samuel’s case unique is that he was found trucking down the middle of a rural road. The person who caught him thought he was a native lizard and brought him in to my workplace asking for advice on how to keep him as a pet because they’d never seen such a cool lizard before. Once reptile care was explained to them, they didn’t want him, but at least learned he shouldn’t be set back loose, so we took him in (and he has since been adopted). 

I have similarly taken in released or escaped (thought we ALWAYS check lost/found when we take in a stray anything, and none of these had anyone looking) iguanas, non-native turtles and tortoises, rabbits, pigs, parakeets, chickens, and more. Heck, if I had the means, I’d have come home with an abandoned horse tied to a post on a rural road. 

Releasing dogs and cats is bad enough. They’re domesticated species and often succumb to disease, predation, injury, starvation, etc., though in some cases do establish feral populations that are injurious to wildlife. Releasing exotics tends to have one of two outcomes: a swift death or, given appropriate climate conditions and multiple individuals, the establishment of invasive populations that threaten native wildlife. Florida is obviously the textbook example, but populations of non-native animals released intentionally or accidentally by individuals or industries are present in virtually every state and indeed most countries. 

So what do you do if you can’t keep your fish, or rabbit, or iguana? Well, for one, never release it into the wild. Many people romanticize “the wild” as a wonderful taste of freedom after a life of captivity even if they acknowledge that the animal will likely not survive. In reality, “the wild” tends to be a terrifying experience for captive bred or domesticated animals, and their end often comes after tremendous suffering. Even if your animal is well suited for the environment it’s being released into, doing so is almost definitely illegal and potentially harmful to native wildlife. 

Instead, try to seek either a) a qualified new home or b) a rescue organization. There are rescues for virtually every animal under the sun, and for every person who doesn’t want x species, there’s someone else desperate to own one. You should always vet both new homes and rescues to make sure you are surrendering the animal responsibly; a basic verbal interview or questionnaire should make clear if the home or rescue is qualified. And honestly, if you can’t find anything and need to surrender your pet to animal control? They still have a better shot, and if they do wind up being euthanized, it is certainly a favorable death to starvation, disease, predators, exposure, etc.

Remember: whenever you obtain an animal, you are entering an unspoken contract to be responsible for that animal’s wellbeing, from start to finish, be that finish with you or someone else. You break that contract when you leave an animal’s fate to chance by releasing it. 


Pairing: Peter x Reader

Requested by @spiderzenslaya


Clint has created a chatroom.

Clint has added Peter, Y/N, Steve, Thor, Natasha, Vision, Sam, Wanda.

Clint: Anyone up to watching a horror movie?

Natasha: Your face is a horror movie.

Natasha: And yes, I’d love to see a horror movie.

Clint: Awww I didn’t know you love seeing my face ;)

Peter: I’m in, if Y/N’s in.

Y/N: I’m in if Peter’s.

Peter: oh no

Peter: my message delivered first!

Y/N: dammit!

Y/N: Decide!

Peter: No, you decide!

Y/N: Do you want to watch a horror movie or not?!

Peter: Only if you’re there!

Steve: Oh for crying out loud, I order both of you to watch the damn movie.

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Number of (known) kids the Historical Hamilton people had

Philip Schuyler: 15 (three died at birth)
Thomas Jefferson: 12 (several died at birth)
Alexander Hamilton: 8
Hercules Mulligan: 8
Angelica Schuyler-Church:8
Samuel Seabury: 7
John Adams: 6
Marquis de Lafayette: 4
Margarita “Peggy” Schuyler Van Rensselaer: 3
Aaron Burr: 3 (one died very young)
John Laurens: 1
Maria Reynolds: 1
George Washington: 0
James Madison: 0
Charles Lee: 0

You know what I learn from this?

Oml, Thomas….


i feel like i need to say something here, because i see some comments irrationally shooting off about mnet’s infamous ‘evil edits’.

as someone who has worked for reality tv shows, lemme say that mnet is doing a decent (maybe even great?) job in editing a colossal show like produce 101. and i say this because it’s so LABORIOUS to edit a show with a hundred contestants. this means sitting through 101 interviews, picking soundbites from 101 contestants, and scrummaging through TONS of footage from god knows how many cameras. AND having to create a cohesive narrative from the massive amount of footage, while still trying to give 101 contestants a decent amount of screen time. ON TOP of working against the clock (seriously the first ep aired barely 2 months from the first shoot date). i don’t even want to imagine the amount of hours the crew spend on set.

we can all agree that it isn’t very fair on the trainees who work hard day and night, and they’re the ones eventually getting the short end of the stick. but this is first and foremost, a reality show. people need to be entertained. if your favs aren’t very interesting to watch or don’t fit into any story line, they don’t get screen time. it’s as easy as that. and it works the other way round as well, the producers will focus on trainees who have a clear narrative. (reference to the ep where one of the 2pm cover groups mentioned that no taehyun’s interview took very long) 

whether they’re being portrayed negatively or positively, really depends on what the trainees do and what will be more entertaining for the audience to watch. they also take into account a trainee’s popularity and will obviously let people see who they want to see.

TLDR: P101 is just a reality show. it’s more show than it is reality, so take everything with a grain of salt and just enjoy the ride.

Uncharted characters as zodiac signs
  • Nathan Drake: Gemini
  • Elena Fisher: Aries
  • Victor Sullivan: Sagittarius
  • Sam Drake: Taurus
  • Rafe Adler: Scorpio
  • Nadine Ross: Aquarius
  • Chloe Frazer: Leo
  • Harry Flynn: Virgo
  • Cassie Drake: Libra
  • Charlie Cutter: Capricorn
  • Katherine Marlowe: Pisces
  • Eddy Raja: Cancer