tame cat

i think you’re really beautiful

a playlist for someone who i hope will realize someday how beautiful they are

multi-love - unknown mortal orchestra
the only one - the black keys
keep on lying - tame impala
the chase - future islands
i follow you - melody’s echo chamber
derka blues  - the growlers
i think you’re really beautiful - starry cat
pepsi/coke suicide - elvis depressedly
no other heart - mac demarco
sometimes - beach fossils
i wanna be a witch - julia brown
i don’t want to get over you - the magnetic fields
ooo - karen o

♢ listen here ♢

but hey, we can’t be mad at God

01. no heart - 21 Savage // 02. love/paranoia - Tame Impala // 03. my favorite part - Mac Miller ft. Ariana Grande // 04. secrets - The Weeknd // 05. love$ick - Mura Masa ft. A$AP Rocky // 06. no police - Doja Cat // 07. pink + white - Frank Ocean // 08. don’t touch my hair - Solange // 09. P.Y.T. (pretty young thing) - Michael Jackson // 10. wait a minute! - Willow Smith // 11. blue boy - Mac Demarco // 12. them changes - Thundercat ft. Flying Lotus & Kamasi Washington // 13. dent jusay - Matt Matians ft. Syd & Steve Lacy // 14. prototype - OutKast // 15. only girl - Kali Uchis ft. Steve Lacy & Vince Staples // 16. ridin round - Kali Uchis // 17. l$d - A$AP Rocky // 18. the moment - Tame Impala // 19. fashion killa - A$AP Rocky // 20. round whippin’ - A.CHAL // 21. know what i want - Kali Uchis

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Rare Egyptian Bronze Cat Nursing Kittens, Late Dynastic, C. 712-343 BC

A cast bronze fragment of a piece that was perhaps a cuff or applique.

The ancient Egyptians, rather uniquely among the world’s civilizations, had an obsession with cats, both tame and fierce, large and small. Cats were domesticated to help protect crops from pests in Cyprus or possibly Mesopotamia (it is difficult to interpret the archaeological record on this matter for a variety of reasons), but the Egyptian’s love of cats seems to have gone above and beyond that of their contemporaries. The cemetery at Hierakonpolis includes a cat skeleton in a pre-Dynastic tomb (c. 3700 BC) that had a broken left humerus and right femur that seem to have been set by a human and allowed to heal before that cat’s ultimate death.

The first illustration of a cat with a collar comes from a 5th Dynasty (c. 2500 to 2350 BC) Egyptian tomb at Saqqara. Cats were the most frequently mummified animal in Egypt and there were multiple feline goddesses, including the domesticated cat-form Bastet. Bronze statues like this one may have been direct offerings or appeals to Bastet.

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about outdoor cats? (or indoor outdoor cats. basically cats that are allowed to wander.) is it illegal where you live? if so, do people follow the rules? if not, do you think it should be illegal?

First, I would like to relay a conversation that I have at least once a day.

Me: Is your cat a strictly indoor cat?

Owner: Yes, but he goes outside sometimes during the day.

That is not the definition of a strictly indoor cat.

Outdoor cats are permitted under some local council jurisdictions, but there is increasing push to restrict their activities. Some locations have a cat curfew, some estates have an indoor only policy (and all pets must be desexed), and some locations are pushing to prevent ownership of pet cats at all (mostly islands).

There is a large population of stray cats and semi-owned cats. These cats might get fed by multiple people on the street, but nobody steps up to claim ownership of the cat. Nobody gets it desexed or gets veterinary treatment. Nobody goes looking for it if it goes missing, they assume it ‘went home’.

Our local council is pushing for more people to take responsibility for these cats, largely cutting down on adoption paperwork. They’re also allowing businesses and factories to take ownership of semi-owned local cats so long as they’re desexed. The feral colony living of McDonald’s dumpsters is an example. The council can’t force these people to keep barely tame cats inside, but they’ll settle for seeing them desexed. Folks wont hand cats over to the council if they think they’re just going to be put to sleep.

The simple facts about cats permitted to roam outside are these:

  • They devastate local wildlife populations. Even well fed pets will hunt. If you would like to see the approximately 50 animals removed from one feral cat’s stomach, there is a picture here. It’s a bit gore-ish. They kill a lot.
  • They do not live as long on average as strictly indoor cats.
  • This is mostly due to increased viral transmission and accidents - fights, dog attacks, hit by cars etc.
  • There is a portion of the human population that deliberately go out of their way to harm cats. Shooting in rural areas, running them over with cars, putting out milk with paracetamol (acetaminophen), etc.
  • People will also ‘kidnap’ friendly cats that they find on the street and ‘assume’ are lost so decide to keep them. I know one lady that picked up a cat on the street on holiday, drove four hours back home, and then presented it to me where I found its microchip. She did not get to keep the cat she kidnapped.
  • Cats with white faces are far less likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma.

Cats are safer if they’re confined to their home or properly secured cat runs. Both safer for them and it prevents their devastating affect on our environment. I would prefer to see them all contained, though I doubt that will happen. Society’s view of cats and how we keep them would need to change before that happens. Currently they’re perceived as low value pets because they’re so easy to acquire.

Note that a cat on a harness still counts as contained, because they’re not able to free-roam, as do cats in a secure enclosure.

Society is perfectly happy to contain and entertain its dogs. We should be capable of doing so for our cats.

A list of songs that make you feel something Pt. 5

I Don’t Like Who I Was Then - The Wonder Years

Eventually - Tame Impala 

If You Love me Come Clean - Flatsound

The Trash Particle - Modern Baseball

Tough Guy - Cyberbully Mom Club

Brother’s Song - Brand New

Sea of Love - Cat Power

Sleep - Flatsound

Never Saw it Coming - Tiger Jaws

Highway Blues - Seahaven

Of all the second- form Persona transformations, I think that Yusuke’s is my favourite.

All of the have some meaningful symbolism. Ryuji goes from dead man riding a pirate ship to living one flying on a cloud. Futaba stops being an alien to others. Robot Makoto gets to be girl-shaped. Morgana gets a messenger’s staff to reflect his mission. Haru goes from being a faceless lady to flaunting a huge pink flower skull. Ann is a cat who tames dogs.

But Yusuke? His big meaningful spirit form transformation is throwing off the Madrame-style robe and going shirtless. It is so simple and yet somehow peak Yusuke.

Shine on you beautiful nudist weirdo.


Literal fanservice. Bloody adorable.

Ben: I’d like to be a falcon.

Interviewer: A falcon? [Ben nods] Why?

Ben: ‘cause I just think they are incredibly beautiful and strong.


Ben: No, I wouldn’t wanna have anything to do with people.

Interviewer: Yeah?

Ben: Yeah.

Interviewer: A free falcon.

Ben: Absolutely free.

James: Hhm.

James: I’d like to come back as a falcon handler, I think.

[Interviewer laughs, Ben smiles.]

James: I always wanted to tame a falcon.

Interviewer: Yeah.

[Ben keeps laughing.]

Interviewer: To enslave them.

James: Yeah. Keep it in a cage. Not feed it much.

Lego Star Wars Rebels the Game

…which doesn’t exist, won’t exist, or is in development but unannounced.  Or perhaps they’re waiting until after Season 4 is aired, so we’ll get the complete story-line package in one game.  Here’s a few ideas I had, and I think a few came from a discussion with @kimbachan some months ago.

Overworld 1: Lothal

  • Ezra’s Tower
    • Locate all of Ezra’s missing helmets around the Tower and return them to the common area to finish the training level.
    • Exit the common area onto the viewing platform so that you can catch sight of the oncoming Star Destroyer as it approaches Capital City.
  • Lothal Capital City
    • Much to be explored here!
    • Steal crates from these strangers you never met before.
    • Spray paint starbirds in key locations to unlock rewards.
  • The Highway
    • Race using speeders to beat the best times or other players.
    • Trash all the street lights for studs.
  • The Ghost
    • You can explore all the rooms and bunkers, except Sabine’s because she won’t let you enter.  But she might let you in if you bring her a few new paint sprays.
    • Take the Phantom for a joyride over the plains of Lothal.  Try not to run out of fuel or you’ll have to walk back to the Ghost.
  • Tarkintown
    • Bring the poor locals food such as jogans and meilooruns and they may give you studs.
    • Help rebuild their ghettos.  
  • Vizago’s Camp
    • Pay Vizago with studs to unlock new character models or cheat codes.
    • Boss Battle against Agent Kallus.
  • Kathol
    • Hunt for meilooruns.  Perhaps you’ll have to collect ten meilooruns per levels to build mini lego models.
    • Steal a TIE.
    • Trash the marketplace.  Shoot at everything for endless studs!
    • Sumar’s Farm.
      • Help out with the harvest for studs.
      • Rescue Morad and Marida from Yogar Lyste.
      • Help rebuild the Sumar’s farm home.
  • Imperial Academy
    • Race other cadets to the top of the well and beat the best times.
    • Play additional training levels such as shoot-to-stun challenges.
    • Unlock Ezra’s cadet model.
  • Imperial HQ
      • Steal Agent Kallus’ intel card.
      • Trash Agent Kallus’ office for an achievement.
      • Trash Maketh Tua’s office for an achievement.
      • Stay in imperial uniform or you will get chased and hunted down by other imperials.
      • Keep your helmet on/closed whenever Agent Kallus is nearby. 
      • Oh it’s night.  I didn’t know we get night levels.
      • The Moons look pretty.
  • Jhothal
    • Tame loth-cats using the force.
    • Old Jho’s Pit Stop
      • What!  Ezra’s clearly under-aged.  He should not be drinking alcoholic beverages!
    • Turn on Empire Day broadcast to keep the TIE pilots calm.
  • Empire Day parade
    • Set off fireworks in key locations.
    • Destroy the Advanced TIE prototype.
  • Ezra’s parents home.
    • Try not to break your heart while playing this area.
  • Lothal Jedi Temple
    • Open the Temple once you solved the outdoor puzzle that will allow the mound to rise.
    • Lots of freaky visions.
    • Boss battle against The Grand Inquisitor.
  • Old Republic Senate Building
    • Escape through the sewers. 
    • “Oh rats” 
    • Don’t let the loth-rats bite!

Examples of mini overworlds beyond Lothal.

  • Kessel
    • Free the wookies!
  • Garel
    • Trashing the pilot droid will just cause the shuttle to halt then Maketh Tua and the other passengers will just get angry at you.
    • Level won’t progress until after you rebuilt the droid.
  • Stygeon Prime
    • Yeah there will be a creepy corpse coffin to locate.  
    • Escape the The Grand Inquisitor.  Don’t stop running through closing doors!
  • Asteroid Base
    • Beat frynock kill-count records for studs.
    • Kill giant frynock for a million studs.
  • Malachor
    • It takes two to complete this level.  No more, no less…
Maneater (Simon One Shot)

Love me some Hall & Oates and love me a lot of Negans right-hand man! 💦 So I thought I’d delve deep into my ever present ocean of thirst and dish out some Simon smutty goodness! Listening to “Maneater” by the aforementioned Hall & Oates on repeat really helped set the tone. Enjoy and let me know what y'all think! 😉

“She’ll only come out at night
The lean and hungry type”

There she was again.

Lean body wrapped up tight in a sinful crimson dress, leaving her long legs exposed except for black studded ankle boots. Wavy chestnut locks stopping just above the sweetheart neckline of her dress. Where just enough of her ample cleavage teased invitingly as she sipped on her rum & coke. Seemingly ignoring all the other men around her, those big brown eyes set on him.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I've just adopted a crested gecko, and am so afraid of handling them. I've waited a week, they've settled in, but they get so stressed when I try to atleast get them to my hand, and I don't want to scare them so much, I just really need some tips and help. Thank you in advance <3 (They are by the way around seven months and I've got no idea how much they were handled before)

I personally wait two weeks, but many people think a week is enough so that is up to you. 

My suggestion is go slower! Cresties are actually pretty easy to tame. I’ve also tamed feral cats, mustangs, parrots, etc. using this method – animals that are much more difficult to tame down – and the strategies are all pretty much the same. 

For the next week, sit close to the tank while you do stuff – read, draw, go on your laptop/tablet/phone, watch TV, whatever you can do while sitting kind of quietly. 

Then for a period of time, do as much as you can while resting your hand on the tank, and moving your hand around the tank on the outside.  Do as much of this as you can while it’s evening, when the crestie is more likely to be awake. Try not to disturb them in the day at first.

Then spend some time just resting your hand inside the enclosure while still. Be sure that it’s safe to do so and the crestie isn’t going to bolt.

Then you start moving your hand more, and when the crestie doesn’t seem disturbed by this, then you start actually approaching the crestie with it.

You might also offer crested gecko diet from your fingertip, after you’ve gotten to this point!

Basically you want the crestie to learn that when you are there, when you move, you are not about to pounce and eat them. Touching them when they don’t know that feels like a threat, so let them get used to your presence, and movement, first.

When you pick up your crestie, just make sure you do so around their body, supporting them, and don’t pull on them too hard if they’re wrapped around a vine or something. Be mindful of their tails, which they can drop.

It may seem a bit tedious, but it’s a very reliable way to tame an animal, and get them to feel safe, rather than just overloading them. With cresties it can often be accomplished in a couple weeks, rather than months or even years of work with some other animals!

Bad Luck Lion Around, MLB minific

Based off of this-
I said I’d fic it so dammit I’m gonna fic it!!!!!
Adrien was very confused. Why did he have to have a photo shoot with lions??? Well, more specifically, lionesses. He shrugged and did the shoot, and figured that was that, and the giant tame cats would go home and he’d go back to his cold, empty house.
Then the lionesses went missing. He had been on his way to the park, bored yet actually allowed free time, when he heard the growling. He tensed up, and slowly turned around to see the six lionesses from before, each staring at him with twitching tails and tense body language.
He yelped in panic when they pounced.
Marinette wasn’t sure if she should panic or laugh at this ridiculous scene in front of her. She’d been walking through the park around sunset for fashion inspiration when she’d heard the short, panicked scream and a lot of loud thumping, and then… purring?
She’d gone to investigate, and had skidded to a stop at the sight that greeted her in the park treeline. “Adrien? What happened to you?!?” Marinette yelped, shocked.
Adrien looked at her helplessly from a giant puddle of huge beige cats that were currently nuzzling and purring and draped all over him. “I honestly have no idea?!?” Adrien whisper yelled, making a pained face as the main lioness that had him pinned licked the back of his head and ruffled his hair. Marinette tried extremely hard not to giggle at the sight of her crush being treated like a tiny kitten.
“Okay okay, don’t move, I’ll see if I can find their handler? They obviously aren’t wild… maybe I can get Ladybug!” Marinette told him, making a ‘stay there’ motion with her hands before dashing off. Adrien huffed from under a large paw on his stomach. “Yeah, not really going anywhere.” He grumbled, wincing as a soft rumble was followed by another head lick.
Adrien blamed Plagg for this. Him and his Chat Noir bad luck. Not only was he being cuddled by a pride of lionesses, apparently every cat in the city had joined in on laying on top of Adrien, anywhere they could reach. Strays and house cats, kittens and adults alike flocked to him and settled in, purring and nudging him and his hands ached from stroking so many ears and backs.
Ladybug, when she arrived with the lion handler, outright burst into hysterical laughter at the sight of him drowning in fluff. “There weren’t this many before!” He wailed, as a tiny black Bombay kitten purred from her perch on top of his head. A crowd had actually formed, not getting too close because of the lions, but close enough to take pictures and videos.
“Chat Noir would get a kick out of this.” Ladybug giggled as she cleared away some of the cats, the lion handler calling the reluctant lionesses away from the teenage boy. Surprisingly, Adrien almost didn’t want the giant cats to go.
For the first time in a long time, he’d felt… loved? And warm, and protected, and safe. But he held his tongue, instead choosing to cradle the stray kitten that had been on top of his head the whole time in his arms. She mewled and purred, big blue eyes blinking up at him.
Funny, that tiny black kitten was the second best thing to happen to him that day. He got to keep her, actually. It made the house a little less lonely.
He named her Bluebell, after the lead lioness and for her blue eyes.
It made living around the house more bearable, too. So much for “Lion around.”
I am done, I am satisfied, life is great and the moon is shining ;) and yes, the pun at the end is intentional. Fight me.

I want a gekkan shoujo fic where like, the text conversations between Mikorin and Mayu, Mayu knows from the very first night because Mikorin is a dumb and he can’t lie and he just.

you can call me mikorin if you like

all my friends do

not that you have to, or anything

it’s not like it would make me happy!

… but you could, if you want to.

please forget i said anything.

and Mayu’s just like,


and Mikorin sits there having a small heart attack, until his phone chimes again,

mikorin is cute

and pretty much his heart explodes, because what is Mayumayu saying, does she think he’s cute, is it the name that’s cute?!?!?!?!? his delicate heart can’t handle this, so then he’s just like,

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My Playlist - September 2015

Foals – Mountain At My Gates

The Strokes – Welcome To Japan

Jack Garrat – Worry

Radiohead – Give Up The Ghost

Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight

Fossil Collective – Let It Go

The Strypes – Eighty-Four

Balkan Beat Box – Dancing With The Moon

Jamie xx ft. Romy – Loud Places

Bon Iver – re:stacks

Editors – Life Is A Fear

AWOLNATION – Jailbreak

Tame Impala – The Moment

The Last Internationale – Wanted Man

Barefoot And The Shoes – If I’m Getting Old

The Cat Empire – Qué Será Ahora

Beck – Dream

Gavin James – For You

The National – Sunshine On My Back

Atlas Genius – Stockholm

Baio - The Names

Frank Turner – The Next Storm

Lost Frequencies – Reality

Muse – Mercy

Plants and Animals – The End of That

The Royal Concept – Smile

Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

Django Django – First Light

The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

Balthazar – Last Call

Stromae – quand c’est?

Catfish and the Bottlemen - Homesick

The Vaccines - 20/20