striped tiger

Do you ever look at your body sideways in a mirror?

Sideways isn’t just the angle but the mindset, a skewed confusion circling around and around til you’re dizzy and sick.

Instead of an angel on one shoulder and a demon on the other, I have a body-positive feminist on one side and a health nut model on the other.

“You need to learn to love your body, it’s the only one you have so you must be kind!”

“You used to be as skinny as me, go back to eating once a day and filling the rest with water.”

“All women have a little bit of tummy, it’s okay, it’s normal!”

“All you do is indulge in chocolate and now your stomach looks like you’re two months pregnant.”

“Scars and stretch marks remind you of the pain you overcame, like the stripes of a proud tiger.”

“Scars and stretch marks and blemishes and you should be ashamed of every single one.”

Back and forth like a tennis match set in Escher’s staircase painting. I’ve started avoiding mirrors, avoiding sugar, avoiding eating after the sun goes down.

I want to be proud of my body and myself in ways, but sideways is such an ugly angle.


W H I T E  ・ L I G E R S 

These adorable cubs may look cute and unassuming but they are in fact the rarest of their species – and could grow to be the biggest cats in the world.

The four handsome male ‘liger’ cubs are the first ever to be born from a white male lion and white female tiger, making them the world’s most unique big cats. 

There are only around 300 white lions and 1,200 white tigers left in the world, so the cubs’ father, Ivory and mother, Saraswati, are extremely rare in their own right.

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Listening to Adventure Zone is inspiring me to draw a shit ton apparently so I redid half of that mozu height chart and, in my opinion, this looks much better!

I don’t really have names for all of them expect Waylyne the lioness, but the tigress could probably be Erris, one of the mozu who help Nalaki’s group later in the story, and that lorg boi is probably Riktor, one of her mates.

The lion mozu are naturally based off of African lions, while the tigers are based off of Siberian tigers, so they have that thick fur and a nice layer of fat during the Vierran winters.  Their sizes are based off of those cats too.  Like.  Guys, this is basically how big they would be if lions and tigers could walk around on two legs.  These motherfuckers are stupidly big.