HWHO’S READY FOR ANOTHER NOVEL OF A POST? I KNOW I AM! (i’m supposed to be doing laundry rip, it can wait another day)
BHB reptiles is a reptile distributing and breeding company owned and operated by Brian Barczyk. It is most popular from its show “SnakeBytes”. In this show, he shows of his collection of upwards of 80,000 snakes and other reptiles. Throughout the show, you can see how he keeps his animals; most, if not all, are in improper conditions and in result to this, many are sick or mite infested. Though I’m honestly just going to list off all the reasons that I hate him and BHB because I haven’t slept in 2ish days and…. I’m not great at writing like this.
#1: He is horribly neglectful to his animals.
You can’t tell me that an alligator is happy living in a kiddie pool
Or that a GIANT snake such as a reticulated, african rock, or burmese is happy living in a tub so small that it takes up HALF of it.
And it’s not just giant animals that are in terrible tubs, most of his ball pythons and colubrids are in horribly small enclosures as well.
He is also guilty of buying animals without ANY research beforehand and those animals dying. Prime example is when he first tried getting into the leopard gecko business: https://youtu.be/uSJmHzq8Q8c
just listen about how he talks about them “this is my baby” to “gonna be pumpin out leopard geckos” like? No these are another form of free money to you…. even his WIFE knows that he kills animals.
I’m sure there’s more in this category that I’m forgetting, but… you get the point.
#2: He’s a scammer.
He may not sell his animals for the most money, but the animals he sells aren’t even worth THAT. There are countless reports of his animals showing up with RI’s, mites, and even incorrect gene listing. And when they contact him about this? He disappears or calls them “haters”. A prime example of this is this post: http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211323
I’m not incredibly clear on the whole scaleless ball python scandal, and probably someone could fill this in better, but from what I’ve gathered, he killed one of the scaleless ones and refuses to answer any questions about it.
He is also guilty for flipping animals. Most of his short tails he orders in then IMMEDIATELY offers them to sell for “discount” prices. I wouldn’t be surprised if these animals died from shock the second they got put in yet another box.
#3: He has the audacity to call himself the “face of the reptile trade”
As someone who has kept reptiles for over a decade and has spent a TON of hours volunteering to help people get over their fear of snakes, Brian’s “edutainment” is the worst thing I have ever seen. If you are trying to show people that snakes are not something to fear, DON’T HAVE THE MAJORITY OF YOUR VIDEOS BE VIDEOS OF YOU GETTING BITTEN BY SNAKES! This confirms people’s fears! He says that he wants to protect the reptile hobby, but by doing this he is ENDANGERING it. He’s trying to be the next Steven Irwin and is failing at it horribly……….
There’s probably more that I’ve missed. @i-m-snek has a great tag of all the failings of BHB, i believe its #bhb critical; definitely give it a look.
Ugh just…. I used to be a fan of snakebytes until i realized how terrible it is. They are essentially a puppy mill for reptiles. 0/10 would not recommend EVER.
Context: Our group was on the way to a town a bit farther away. Our Rogue did not want to walk all the way, so e suggested to simply wait for a carriage and hijack it. The first few carriages are dismissed by the whole party, by the last one, the rogue is getting desperate and definitely wants to hijack it.
The carriage turns out to be a man and his obviously pregnant wife. They consider to stop, but don’t. We then get informed that this might be due to the presence of a gnome (me) and their fear of changelings.
Me: So, what shall we do, throw me at the woman? Rogue: That’s a great idea. (Turning to DM) I wanna throw the gnome at the wife. DM: (turns to me) Okay, roll for Initiative then, to see of you have the chance to struggle… Me: Actually, I am totally okay with getting thrown at the wife. DM: …You’re okay with it. Alright (turning to Rogue) roll for strength then. Rogue: (completely messes up the strength roll) DM: So, the gnome is not even close to getting thrown at the wife. Roll for reflex. Me: (rolls a nat1) So that means what now? DM: You hit the wheel face first and get stuck in it. The carriage is still going further. Half-orc: Well, I step in front of it. DM: That makes the carriage stop. (turns to me) Roll again to see if you can free yourself. Me: (rolls a 2) So, I’m still stuck. DM: Yes.
Next is the clerics turn, who gets me out of the wheel. The DM then explains what the carriage’s driver will do.
DM: So, the driver whispers something to his wife, who goes into the back of the carriage. He then hits the horse so hard it rears and starts galloping away. (to the half-orc) What do you do? Half-orc: I stay where I am. DM: …(sighs) Roll for reflex. Half-Orc: (rolls a 2) DM: …So, you try to jump out of the way, but stumble, fall down and get run over. You probably should get someone to heal you. I can’t believe it, we’ve been playing for an hour and a half, we haven’t even really started the campaign yet, but you already got two people seriously injured.
y'all, bum isn’t going “crazy” or some shit. he’s probably dissociating like hell. he just had a huge fucking flashback and stabbed the shit out of someone. he can’t deal with reality atm and his brain is trying to protect him by making him feel nothing. that’s what dissociation is a lot of the time– feeling absolutely nothing, even when horrible things happen. that doesn’t make him your “pscyho gay baby~~” (we got proof that he’s bi lol) or a monster. he’s just a traumatized dude with bpd. chill out. stop being weird about mental illness.
Other than Hush, Heart of Hush, and anything not in the Catwoman comics; what is your favorite BatCat scene or story from post 2003 Batman or Detective Comics? And you can include New 52 and Rebirth :)
You knew that I wasn’t going to pick just one moment or story, and since I’m taking it that you meant not something in Catwoman’s solo series that really narrows down.
One of my all time favorite moments is from Detective Comics #800.
This is what I think about whenever someone says that Catwoman only cares about Batman and not the man underneath the mask. Catwoman, probably more so than anyone else with the exception of Alfred, takes a lot of responsibility for Batman’s humanity. She even gets frustrated when he tries to act like he’s not a person. It shows that she see and accepts him as a whole person and doesn’t compartmentalize Bruce and Batman.
I love batcat team ups more than anything and one of my personal favorites in from Legends of the Dark Knight #177-178. Catwoman unwittingly teams up with Matches Malone and doesn’t find out until the end that it’s actually Batman. It’s a super fun arc and really funny seeing how simultaneously contentious and teeming with sexual tension the dynamic between Matches Malone and Catwoman is.
My theory is that this story was about Batman using Matches Malone as excuse to get kinky with Catwoman. Whatever the case may be enjoy it because this is probably the only time you’re going to get to see Batman (as Matches) ask Catwoman for a lap dance.
There is a world out there where Batman and Catwoman are happily married and are raising a child together and thanks to this panel I’ve had to imagine a whole life for them. We just got a glimpse of what’s that’s like but from what we can tell they’re partners in everything they do and I think it’s really cute that even though they’re married they still flirt with each other. I’m so bitter that Earth 2 BatCat will never get the series that we deserve.
Injustice Gods Among Us Year One #6. I don’t think this one needs much explanation.
ok guys,,,, let’s
get into this bc i blame @sonhoedesrazao and ed sheeran for this!!! so,,, while
reading this, maybe head over to spotify, or apple music, or napster, or
pandora, or whatever u guys use these days to stream music and listen to
‘happier’ by ed and cry :):) (but also like, read this. please.)
so,,, I truly
believe that Sonja didn’t just stay with Even because she felt obligated, and i
have serious problems with how she handled Even falling for Isak but I
truly think that she was in love and worried and scared,,,, so the thing she
feared most was losing him, and i guess that’s why she tried to convince
everyone, but mostly herself, that it “was a manic episode”, but she knew
this goes on too long now, “he cares //too much//, this is not a manic episode,
but i really really don’t wanna lose him”
so defaulting it
to “it’s a manic episode” was so much easier than thinking even really was
falling for someone else, and that feels awful,
so just imagine you’ve been with someone for four years, through ups and downs and probably through him being diagnosed with bipolar,,, and then see them fall for someone else
she probably felt something like “i stayed with him through the worst and this is what i get?”, it’s an awful thing to think but a natural reaction and i think that’s mostly why she acted and reacted the way she did in the show
she’s a strong woman, because just think about that phone call with Isak in ep10 where she tells him to “just be there for Even”
okay long story
short i am getting off the point of this post, which is the song:
it takes months for her to feel better, or like, not that hurt anymore and all the while she sees Even glowing,,,,
Sonja going onto Isak’s instagram bc,,, she knows she shouldn’t but she can’t help herself, she can’t let go yet and she sees them together and it’s like a punch in the gut,,,
one picture maybe even has the caption “the sun” or “my love” (bc,,, we all know Isak is sappy af when it comes to Even) and she tears up because yeah that’s exactly what Even looks like, so much happier, he does
the first time she sees them out in the open together she can’t help but change the street side because it hurts too much and she’s actually really surprised how much it hurts because she thought she’s handling all of this pretty well, and she’s going out and talks to her friends but seeing is something else,,, or another time:
Sonja almost running into them on the street because it’s not likely to not meet each other and Even has his arm around Isak like he used to do with her, and then she thinks about how long has it been since he held me like that? like he couldn’t stand away from her? and then she realizes,,, yeah Even might have left for Isak but they were broken for a long time and then she slowly starts healing and then
imagine that they meet up one day (when they’re both ready) and talk about it all, because she left when even was still depressed and she must’ve felt terrible, and when Even gets better and Isak tells him one day that,,, Sonja helped him, and he’s thankful for that and also a little melancholy because four years is a long time and it’s not like he was faking it all the time so they meet up and it’s hard and it hurts and there are definitely some tears on Sonja’s side but it’s a closure for both of them
and Sonja realizes that “you look happier, you do” and “you were /always/ that force of life, if you can say so, you were always beaming, but now you’re glowing” like yeah she realizes even more that Isak is good for him and the thing is, she loves Even, and it was so hard at first being away from him but now she can honestly be happy for him and accept that they were important to each other and they always will be but that they have to go their separate ways now
Arians genuinely do not know when they’ve offended someone, they never take anything to heart, so it weirds them out when people react strongly to their comments
Taureans are ALWAYS on time wherever they go, they are usually the first ones to show up at an event/school/their job
Geminis become emotionally attached to fictional characters and care about them more than real people (lol, I made a post about this a few weeks back)
Cancers are GREAT psychoanalysts and can often figure people out easily
Leos will always stand up for the “little guy” no matter what; they cannot stand to see someone being ganged up on
Virgos are more prone to becoming environmental activists because they deeply care about the purity of Earth
Libras are actually the perfectionists of the zodiac — even when it comes to other people, they expect perfection; they become physically uncomfortable when others have a “bad” taste or do not look “presentable”
Scorpio is probably the nerdiest sign when you really get to know them, they are human encyclopedias of their favorite interests
Sagittarians are those people who disappear and then reappear out of no where, and disappear again, and no one knows where they go
Capricorns are typically the wildest sign at parties, believe it or not
Aquarians LOVE rain and thunderstorms; they are those people who listen to the sound of rain on Spotify
Pisces have suuuuuch a diverse taste in music because they are willing to give everything a chance
Hi, probably a silly question, but if someone sends in a quote, what is the approximate wait time before you post that submission/what is the size of your current queue? Asking because another other cool DnD quotes blog has a queue of 70 000 posts, so seeing your submission posted within your life span isn't even entirely certain there so sometimes it doesn't even feel worth to bother trying to submit stuff... :') Thanks for your time, this is an awesome blog!
Not a silly question! People ask all the time. :)
Our queue is currently between two and three weeks long. I think it’s on the lower end of that right now, but it goes up and down depending on the number of quotes we get each week. We do try to keep it from getting much longer than that when possible - we don’t want you guys to have to wait a million years to see your submissions!
Prompt: jughead x reader where the reader gets overprotective over Jughead when Archie tells the group that his dad is a serpent(the reader is jughead’s best friend and she knows) and intends up with an argument with Archie and a fluffy ending with Jughead confessing his feelings for her.
A/N: Back from the Beach! God I miss it already. This probably isn’t what you expected but this is what came to my mind. Anyways, I’ll be posting fics more regularly now that I’m back so feel free to send in some requests.(Also I’m about 100 away from 4k? That’s insane?) xxx
Level 1: Mr. Darcy. Strictly entry-level. Really just awkward and kinda rude, hasn’t killed anyone.
Level 2: Lord Byron. Significantly edgier, with a laundry list of real and fictional misdeeds. Probably killed someone at some point.
Level 3: Rodion Raskolnikov. Welcome to Russian literature. You’re definitely lusting after a murderer now, but at least he’s repentant.
Level 4: Nikolai Stavrogin. You’ve graduated to Dostoevsky’s Baddest Boy. He kills people and doesn’t even feel bad after. You’re equally repulsed and turned on (as was everyone in the novel, it’s OK) and beyond all help.
Why do they buy the vehicle though? Can’t they just rent it for the russ time? And what even is the point of partying in a bus, wouldn’t renting a holiday house or something be much more practical?
would you want to rent out a buss to a bunch of teenagers whose main goal is to get as wasted as human possible? :p from jokes to seriousness, a big part of owning a russebuss is to personalize it to the groups image. This means painting the outisde, changing the interior etc etc. (for example, penetrators from skam) have some more examples:
A bus normally start out as super nice and shiny, but end up completly wrecked, dirty and a bit disgusting after the russeperiod is over. This would be hard to do if they where renting the bus, as the owner probably wouldnt want them to completly change the bus. It would also be a very big risk for the owner, as its a big chance their bus is complete trash by the end.
The best buses are also the reaaaaally old ones (15 year or so?) because they dont have to have seatbelts. Newer bus follow different rules, so you dont have the same freedom to make it how you want to.
the point is the movability. a big part of the russe celebartion, especially for those on buses and vans, are to go to big russe meetups, where they have big competitions to pick the best bus and van. Lots of partying and drinking. looks like this:
yep. its crazy.
When not on the big meetups is it also nice to have a bus bc you can travel around and meet other buses more locally? i guess?
Its also important to remember that it wasnt always that big and crazy. it started out a lot smaller like this:
Its a tradition thats more than 100 years old, and that have exploded a lot the last 10-20 years or so.
honestly im not the right person to talk about this bc i had neither a van nor a bus, and spent most of my russeperiod sitting home at tumblr.
but is it worth it? is there really a point to it? i guess it depends on who you ask. my borther was on a russebuss and learnt a whole lot about money management, saving, building etc etc. so theres something useful about it as well.
sorry this got so so so long omg im horrible at rambling. Congratz if you read through it all.
As someone who specializes in jackass characters (i.e. evil, bad, morally corrupt, etc.) I’ve been meaning to make this guide for all my fellow roleplayers trying their hand at harvesting their evil seedlings. I hope you enjoy my guide and it helps you. If it doesn’t, though, at least you laughed due to my hilarious commentary.
So someone just responded to me and probably @alethiaii as well, and then made it so I couldn’t respond back, so I’m going to reply to their post here.
oh. im sorry. my bad. tony was just the head of a company involved in war profiteering. wow. thats so much better. he just owned this company and made his money on the deaths of people of colour in war-torn countries. what an iNNoCenT BaBY
Okay, did you even read what I wrote? Tony’s company did not War Profiteer and I’m fairly sure you don’t know what that word means. For more imformation on what War Profiteering actually looks like (note: it does not look like offering to sell body armor for less than the cost to make it) read This post or google the Brooklyn brothers during the civil war.
Also the company did not make money off of the weapons Obidiah sold, or it would have been very obvious and the government would have caught him years ago. Obidiah made money off of those weapons and the people he personally bank rolled.
And yeah his company made money off of the deaths of anybody in countries the US was fighting in, and you could argue that that is his fault, but the fact is if the US is going to war people are dying, they’d take Hammer Weapons if Stark weapons weren’t available and American soldiers would have died, which Tony was raised to believe was unacceptable.
also one line “ultron, my fault”? that is not accountability. if a mass murderer says “oh i killed those people”, but doesnt get punished, that is not accountability l m a o
Except Tony didn’t kill those people, Ultron did, and yeah he blames himself, but it was also Bruce and Wanda’s fault, and most importantly it’s the mind gem’s fault. “We were nowhere close to an interface” Yeah Ultron was horrible, but if he had been made the way Tony intended, if he hadn’t been spooked by Wanda, there wouldn’t have been an evil Ultron, and if Wanda and Pietro hadn’t helped him he may have never gotten far enough to actually life part of Sokovias capitol.
like tony should be in jail and that’s facts
one black woman told him her son died in sokovia and he tried to guilt trip the avengers into signing the accords (when all they were doing was fucking damage control and cleaning up tonys mess) because ~we all fuck up sometimes~
You literally spent the first half of this talking about how Tony is never held accountable for his actions, and then spew this bullshit. The point of the Accords is to hold the Avengers. and Tony accountable for their actions. Tony supported them because he felt responsible for deaths during Ultron.
You want accountability that’s what the Accords offer for all of the Avengers. Also the reason the Avengers needed to sign the Accords are the events of Lagos, they’ve been entering countries without government permission and causing massive amounts of property damage and death. There needs to be a system of accountability.
Oh wait that’s the accords.
YOU FUCK UP AND YOU NEVER ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE
LIKE OKAY PEOPLE SCREW UP BUT MOST PEOPLE DONT LEAD TO KILLER MACHINE AIS WIPING OUT ENTIRE COUNTRIES
like if you cared you would go to jail and repent
you would come out the other side and dedicate your life to righting wrongs e.g. volunteering in sokovia, starting scholarships in the name of the children who died, rehabilitating PTSD victims who were affected by your weapons
Tony literally does all of those things, he grants scholarships to kids at MIT so they can make the world a better place, he spends billions helping to clean up the city, and while he isn’t personally there cleaning up, he is working to prevent another tragedy from occuring, (see the infinity wars sneak peek thing)
and like he was a grown man “he didn’t know stark industries produced weapons” isn’t a good enough excuse lmao
like we get you’re an ignorant privileged white man but like all those poor people of colour still died under your watch
so i’m sure saying “i didn’t know” is great consolation to them lol
I never said he didn’t know SI produced weapons, I said he thought those weapons were only being sold to the US military. And when he found out they were in the hands of people harming innocents he immediately dedicated himself to stopping them. Yes people died, and the man who was responsible for a lot of that, Tony killed him. Someone broke his trust, and stole from him for years, and you blame Tony. It’s clearly Obidiahs fault. If I designed a gun, and someone stole the design, built the gun, and shot someone with it, then they are a murderer, and I am a person who was stolen from. Not a murderer.
also like shutting down weapons manufacturing was a good first step but like…it doesn’t help the lives already ruined?? it stops the carnage sure but like…how did that help the past victims of war?
What can Tony do for those who have already died? Nothing. What does he do for those still living in war torn countries? Well after shutting down Weapons he works in the civilian Market, phones etc, and he also focuses the company on humanitarian aid, medical equipment, water purifiers, etc, etc, etc.
So maybe that’s what he’s doing to help the victims of his past.
summary: “According to Radcliffe, May had been fighting her way out of every scenario they placed her in, waking up, escaping. He’d tried everything, even altering Bahrain, to keep her sedated. But it all failed. Until they’d transferred her consciousness to the framework. She’s been thriving.”Phil needs to enter the framework in order to rescue Melinda, but he’s afraid of what he might be taking her away from.
someone posted a bts photo of ming with bangs to the philinda chatroom, and a thousand messages later, this story was born. also, this is everything that our fandom deserves, but probably won’t get, so here you go friends! thank you to itsamagicalplace (emma) for the title, and tessdebelle (stef) for beta-ing.