the dogs of war

On Tuesday, Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, received the prestigious Dickin Medal, the highest military decoration awarded for valor in the UK. She’s the first American K9 to receive it. While serving, she led over 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and found over 40 explosives. She lost her leg when an IED detonated as she was searching for weapons. Thank you for your sacrifice, Lucca.

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A very furry story from the history of the space race! Khrushchev’s move strikes me as brilliant: half, “we may be engaged in a cold war, but we’re still human!” and half, “the dogs we sent to space are already having babies. How’s NASA coming along?”

Apparently, Pushinka (which means “fluffy" in Russian) was examined before arriving at the White House to check for listening devices.

Images: Daniel Mogford/Flickr, Ralphdj/Wikimedia Commons, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

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| the aesthetic from video games concept arts|
| i very love the concept arts from video games!|
| Edits made by me :)|

STRUGGLES OF SHIPPING A RAREPAIR

Sometimes when you sail too far into the fandom, you’ll encounter what most shippers couldn’t perceive as a normal ship. This painfully breathtaking vessel is called a RARESHIP

1. Other shippers just couldn’t get why you’re digging it

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2 Sometimes their reactions are too uncouthy.

3. Even when you have persuaded them to just try reading a great fic or two, their reactions are just like:

4. There’s not enough fangirling material so you’re treating every one you found like precious gem

5. You’ve hit that Kudos button for the gazillionth time already on an AO3 fanfiction featuring your rareship. There are only, like, 5 of them.

6. You asked the author in a tumblr prompt to write another fanfiction featuring your rareship, for every possible kink you could think of

 7. You remember every single interaction of the two characters in the canon material, no matter how minuscule it was 

 8. Digging through Pixiv for fanarts 

 9. You have no other choice but to learn Japanese to understand the doujinshis that no scanslator team could possibly pick up 

WHERE DID THESE RANDOM ASS SEB VIDS FROM STEPHEN COLBERT COME FROM?!?!?!? I FEEL LIKE THEY WERENT MEANT TO BE UPLOADED BUT ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT YOU JUST HAD THESE GEMS LYING AROUND THAT YOU WERE GOING TO KEEP FROM US??? DAMN IT WHY IS HE SUCH A NERD

Also I overheard the person at the register talk about how Turf Wars has practically been selling out at all the comic retailers.

Dark Horse and the distributors severely underestimated the demand, and as a result, there aren’t enough books to meet all of the demand for them.

So the book has now sold out of the first print, and is on the second printing now.

And you know what that means? It’s a very good thing, because it means the book is selling really, really well.

And that is just a great thing, especially since the book features a bisexual romance.

So I’m proud of the Korra and more specifically, the Korrasami fandom for making this an all around success.

Fuck, I did something for my AU in color? Shit, figures it would be Zenyatta, he deserves it.

Just a little something I cooked up for my cryptid au: zenyatta as a kitsune/fox spirit. He’s kind of an amalgamation of both Chinese and Japanese fox myths, including the life orbs that kitsunes possess and the nine tails that chinese foxes tend to possess. In this he is not as old as you’d think; probably older than in the game (maybe 30ish? as opposed to in his 20s), but not the thousand year old exaggeration most fox spirits deal with in folklore. He also has many forms, including a human male, which I have drawings for but haven’t perfected yet, so it’s not appearing on this reference sheet. LMAO. Just know he has feminine features and tends to be just as skinny as Zen himself is. He can move through forms at will, and while he stands by ‘true self is without form’, his true form is that of the fox with nine physical tails. It’s just difficult to hide when youre a nine-tailed fox. Human is a lesser used but much stronger disguise, if needed.

In this AU, the Shimadas are actually bonded to dragon spirits that made a pact with the human family so that the line of eastern dragons wouldn’t go extinct. Genji’s dragon sacrifices his life force to save Genji when Hanzo tries to kill him, causing him to actually be half dragon (when he says the dragon becomes him, he literally means it in this au LMAO). Maybe one day when I’m not tied up with werewolf boy Jack, I’ll do a side story on them. I put a lot of thought into this design just because I love Zenyatta and I couldn’t NOT do anything with him. If I actually make a comic though, remains to be seen.

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_I am the master of my fate and the captain of my destiny_nelson mandela
_Edits made by me :)_