the wrong vegan

Dear vegans who are bullies to meat eaters;

i eat meat because it’s delicious.
i eat meat because it helps with my personal health.
i eat meat because it’s good for ME.
i eat meat because i fucking want to.
this doesn’t mean that i hate animals.
i love animals.
leave us all alone, thanks, and bye.

Post-Rescue Game Night

They have to wait a couple of weeks.

Because it’s a week or so until Alex and Maggie can – emotionally and physically – start having sex again.

And after that, no one has any hope of seeing them at night.

So they have to wait a couple of weeks.

But when they have it again – game night, because that’s what families do, and god, are they a family – Kara invites Lena, and Alex puppy eyeses J’onn into coming, and Lucy’s in from out of town because “you think you can almost die on me and get away with it, Danvers?”

Winn is withdrawn, at first – he won’t stop staring at Alex like he’s seeing a ghost – until she taps James on the shoulder, replaces him on the couch next to Winn, and throws her arm around him.

“I’m not gonna disappear if you take your eyes off me, Schott,” she says, and her voice is softer than any of them have ever heard it when she talks to Winn, and he puts his head on her shoulder and she kisses his hair.

“Yeah yeah, don’t get used to this,” she murmurs when James, Lena, and Kara awww, and he smiles and pulls back.

“You’re my sister. You’re not allowed to disappear, okay?”

Alex’s eyes flood.

“Yeah,” she promises, gravel in her voice, and Kara hugs Maggie into her chest.

“Operation?” Winn suggests, and Kara shouts him down, arm still slung around Maggie’s body, because “precision isn’t exactly my thing,” and “yeah, we know Little Danvers, that’s why we wanna play,” and “well I think Kara should pick the first game, since she is gracious enough to be hosting us,” and “of course you’re on her side, Lena, she’s like your sworn protector and kombucha buddy,” and “but no kale!” and “oh, god forbid kale!” and “what’s wrong with kale?” and “same thing that’s wrong with vegan ice cream, Maggie,” and “maybe you two should just give up and let your girlfriends date each other, at least their weird healthy food choices would match up” and “good god, I don’t believe I agreed to participate in these shenanigans,” and “you ain’t seen nothing yet, Director Henshaw. Um. Sir.”

They settle on Mario Kart, because all of them have too much energy for quieter games – Alex is alive, and she’s safe, and she and Maggie love each other and will actually admit it now – and Lucy climbs over Kara’s back to see better and Kara starts hovering without thinking about it and Lucy shrieks and grabs on and Lena laughs a little too vindictively because isn’t Kara supposed to be hers and James snaps a photo because the image of Lucy shrieking and grabbing hold of Kara’s waist on finding herself suddenly airborne – all the while Kara refuses to take her eyes off the video game, controller steady in her hands – is too good an image to pass up.

None of them – except Kara. of course, except Kara – expect her to, but Lena leaves them all in the dust, never failing to toss a perfectly aimed turtle shell at the last moment to unseat the apparent victor and crown herself Mario Kart Queen.

Alex steps back from the couch when it gets too much – when it’s so much love in one room, when so recently the only room in her life was full of water – and J’onn joins her first.

“I’m so proud of you, Alex,” he reminds her, and she almost blushes.

“Just doing what you taught me,” she tells him again, and he shakes his head.

“You’ve far exceeded anything I’ve ever taught you, Alex. Your heart sees to that every time.”

She cradles her body into his chest, and she closes her eyes as he just holds her, holds her, holds her.

Neither of them notice James turning around and snapping a photo, but all of them notice the photo on Alex’s mantle and on J’onn’s desk at the DEO the very next morning.

Dear Vegans,

If you’re having one of those days where you’re feeling like you’re not making a difference, here’s something to boost you up:

You

  • produce 50% less carbon emissions
  • use 1/11th the amount of oil as carnists
  • use 1/13th the amount of water as carnists
  • use 1/18th the amount of land (for agriculture) as carnists
  • save 1,100 gallons of water every day
  • save 45 pounds of grains every day
  • save 30 square feet of rainforest every day
  • save 20 pounds of carbon dioxide every day
  • save at least 1 life with every meal

People’s negative responses to being proven wrong by vegans need to stop. It’s so immature. I tell you veganism offers a wide accessible variety of foods that can provide you the nutrients you need and put an end to the violent and unnecessary treatment and usage of animals but I’m self righteous, judgmental, and out of touch with le struggle? And even if you felt like you couldn’t go smooth into veganism on the spot you don’t even try to take this information and apply it even though, in case you needed it plain, animal torture is extremely fucked up and 100% disgusting?

Ok, but I’m the asshole I guess.

I hope Vegans are wrong!

I hope we are not killing our planet.
I hope the rainforests have not been 80% destroyed.
I hope animals are not sentient.
I hope animals don’t suffer mentally and physically!
I hope we are not running out of fresh water.
I hope GMO’s are not destroying the future crops.
I hope meat does not cause cancer and heart disease.
I hope 80% of large fish have not gone extinct forever. .
I hope that the big pharma really cares about the welfare of people.
I hope that the media is not brainwashing our children.
I hope that McDonald’s cares about the happiness of our children.
I hope the children are not starving from feeding animals their grains.
I hope global warming is not related to animal agriculture.
I hope the drug-resistant bacteria is not being created because of antibiotic abuse to animals.
I hope that 150 species do not go extinct daily because of man’s lust for meat.
I hope some how the planet is thriving.
I hope vegans are so wrong.
I really hope so!

People ask me why I’m vegan. I say “ethical and health reasons”… I lie… the real reason is that all vegans have one goal. We’re gonna eat the world clean of vegetables and anything plants. Slowly slowly, we join forces and try to destroy the earth. We eat crops, forests, fields and more. You think rabbits destroyed your garden? No, it is us. The vegans. We ate your plants. We’ll come back for the rest of the grass. There’s only one danger out there, it is us. We cannot be stopped. Due to active campaign and “awareness”, our army has grown. You had your chances long ago. Now it’s too late. Be prepared, because the earth will be ours.

The Man at the Flower Shop

pairing: aaron burr x reader

word count: 3700

warnings: the word ‘damn’ is probably as bad as it gets in this one, folks.

summary: you work at a flower shop and there’s a man who comes in every friday who is ridiculously attractive and you want to know more about him but… don’t exactly know how to say it.

a/n: hey so i know like 3 types of flowers and all of it is purely animal crossing knowledge so excuse my lack of flower types. this is unedited and im rlly rushing to post this so oops srry for any errors in advance. a little update: i’m performing in this play in 19 days and i have yet to memorize all 415 of my lines, so i won’t be on tumblr as often as i need to focus on my scriptt!!! this is the last thing i’ll write until probably the end of the month so i hope you enjoy!!!


There was a man. He came to the shop every Friday, rain or shine, without fail, and bought one small bouquet of flowers. Sometimes it was a bouquet of daisies and sunflowers; other times, it was pansies and tulips. You remembered him distinctly because, not only did he have extremely diligent attendance, he was rather… attractive. Tall, with a round face, smooth skin and bright eyes. And he was always wearing an immaculate, smart brown suit. Almost every day you wondered what was bringing him here so often, and why he even bought flowers from your shop instead of another, but you never got the courage to ask him.

Until now.

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anonymous asked:

HELP. There's a debate at my school tomorrow about whether it's okay for parents to raise their kids vegan. I'm Pro. The girl I'm doing the debate with is against it. (Her parents work in a slaughterhouse, she LOVES meat) But I only have 5 minutes to tell everyone why I think it's okay. What are some really Important points I could mention that will make the audience re think their food choices ??? (Almost all of them eat meat) Please help!!

Okay so firstly I would find and source all the articles and publications that explain why a plant based diet is healthy/ideal, including for kids
Talk about how we are humans, how cows milk is designed for cows while human milk is designed for us
To finish it off I’d talk about the ethics of parenting. She’ll probably argue that it’s wrong to “force” veganism upon a child, but in reality veganism or a plant based diet is like a blank slate. They can add in animal products into their diet later in life when they understand what they are and are old enough to choose for themselves.
As parents, we teach our children what we have learned. We pass down religions, sports teams, knowledge, heritage, traditions. It’s very easy to introduce meat into their diet someday if they decide it aligns with their beliefs, but it’s impossible to take back the animals they ate if a parent forced them to before they could understand what it was.

If you’re allowed to add an audiovisual component, there are loads of videos on YouTube of children finding out what meat is, losing their minds with sadness and through tears, stating they don’t ever want to consume it again.

That is how we are born. Loving animals. Living harmoniously with our fellow earthlings. As we get older and turn into active consumers, we become targeted by ad campaigns. Billions of dollars are spent every year to ensure we remain complacent, wilfully ignorant, and financially supporting something that as kids, would have broken our souls to think about.

Talk about our cognitive dissonance. Most of your classmates will have had either a cat or dog in their lives, and likely spent time, effort and money to keep them healthy and alive. We believe ourselves to love animals, yet then turn around and pay for them to be sexually abused and slaughtered. There are even laws in place that could send someone to jail for mistreating CERTAIN animals, like leaving a puppy in a hot car, or killing a rabbit (remember those fetish videos of girls in high heels standing on bunnies?). Animal cruelty is socially frowned upon - but behind closed doors 99% of us still support it. We follow dogspotting pages and share cute kitten videos, and then claim “but bacon tho” or tuck into a little baby lamb’s hind legs. This is not natural. We also dislike thinking of or having to view those situations, because our conscience kicks in and reminds us of what suffering and pain is like. We need someone else to do the violent act for us, out of sight and out of mind. We choose to remain ignorant. That isn’t natural. We feel compassion and empathy for a reason.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to money. Humans realised a way to exploit animals and make phenomenal profits from it, so we turned it into part of our culture. What a true magic trick! Convincing actual grown adults that they need to drink the breast milk of another species, designed only for babies of that kind. Then to charge money for it? Just brilliant.

Obviously there’s a conflict of interest when it comes to her family’s business, but I think you can really shine a light on that. I’d go second if I were you 💪😜

  • vegan: killing unnecessarily is wrong, please go vegan!
  • carnist: how... dare... you... did you even CONSIDER that i am actually living in a cave in the swiss alps and i had to kill a goat to make a wifi antenna out of their bones just to write this to you... i wish i didnt have to but not everyone is as privileged as you vegans smh
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I was supposes to go for a hike today but life (and shit) happens so I had to stay at home instead. I did an hour of pilates.

Breakfast: bread roll with home-made zucchini chutney and a soy sausage

Lunch: Crunchy peanut butter pasta

Snack: vegan protein with banana

Dinner: Red Lentil Soup

I also found a vegan ice-cream in our store so I had to try it and it is delicious!
Now I’m having a glass of wine and you know what? No regrets - I deserve the wine cause I’ve been working out hard all week and there is nothing wrong with treatin yourself 😊

I am both ashamed and disappointed to see other vegans judge anyone who is not able to engage in a vegan lifestyle due to an eating disorder.  Literally shove a pineapple up your asshole and maybe have some fucking compassion for someone other than yourself, which is literally the entire point of veganism.  Just because someone is not able to make vegan food choices presently does not mean that the person cannot do so later in recovery.  You have to take care of yourself before you take care of someone else, including other creatures.

Instead of condescendingly asserting that anyone can become vegan at any time or absurdly claiming that veganism can cure an eating disorder, maybe direct that a recoering person toward making other ethical decisions in other regions of life, because veganism is not solely about food choices but about living as cruelty-free as is feasible and possible in all aspects of your lifestyle, although after looking through these vegan blogs and only seeing pictures of smoothie bowls and giant platters of fruit, I’m beginning to wonder if these bloggers are focusing on other aspects besides food.

Regardless, being a vegan means living a compassionate life, even toward other suffering humans, so stop being judgmental asshats and spewing misinformed opinions out of your nutrient dump.