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I was listening to latest FTWD episode ost song and idk why I suddenly remembered this scene. So I thought we all deserve some dark!Javier

We didn’t know we could escape
And now there is no now
Good old fashioned killing machine
And light shines on me
I’ll give you a good old fashioned killing machine

Killing Machine By Tony Crown

anonymous asked:

Do rat snakes make decent beginner pets? I've had a ribbon snake before but I know two black rat snakes (a breeding pair) who live on my property and they're very bold, smart snakes, I don't want a wild caught one though.

Hello there!

The answer to your very excellent question is: it depends on the species!

Rat snakes are found in the northern hemisphere all around the globe and have varying habitat needs and temperaments, but all are known for being inquisitive, active, beautiful, and rewarding species to keep.
Most Old World rat snakes, such as those in the genus Elaphe and Gonyosoma, are not easy to keep and require TONS of space, have a reputation for being musky (stinky!) or defensive (bitey!) and in some cases can be extremely sensitive and particular in their needs and easily prone to stress or illness. Most are what I would call display animals for intermediate-advanced keepers rather than a good friend. Mountain, Mandarin, rhinoceros, and red-tailed green rat snakes are all examples of beautiful but challenging snakes.
Russian rats are an exception here as they’re noted for having good temperaments and CBBs (Captive-Born Babies) are pretty hardy. Sadly, as one of the least showy members of the Old World rat snake group, they’re frequently overlooked in the hobby.

New World rat snakes are found in Northern and Central America and these are generally more hardy, more docile, and more common in captivity. Many of the common New World rat snake species have been captive bred to the point of having many morphs available, too, so you can get a flashy noodle if that’s what floats your boat. Some very excellent beginner rat snakes will include the Trans-Pecos, Great Plains, Baird’s, and of course the most popular captive bred rat snake of all: the corn snake. Yes, corns are a species of rat snake!

Texas, Everglades, black, yellow, gray, green, and those that fall under the “fox snake” name are all more intermediate species with more variable temperaments and more diverse habitat needs. Some are semi-arboreal and all will frequently climb given the opportunity. You can keep any of these as a beginner if you are prepared to offer a very large enclosure, you’re okay if they never become docile and are display-only, no-touchy snakes, and you’re down with the stinkness.
Texas rat snakes will musk frequently and smear a burnt-popcorn scented perfume all over you. Black rat snake musk has more of a subtle plastics-factory-fire aroma. Two of my black rat snakes are extremely docile despite the fact that they are wild caught, and one is a bit wild and wiggy even though she’s a captive bred morph, so I’d call them somewhat unpredictable temperament-wise.

Of the non-corn beginner rats, I’d say the Trans-Pecos is a personal favorite. I’ve never had one of my own but every keeper I’ve met has said that they’re very easy and quite docile, and they’re just gorgeous snakes. They’ve got large eyes and lovely patterns. Definitely a species on my “someday” list!

Baby season is about to enter full swing and rat snakes are finding new appreciation among hobbyists who want something a little less common than a corn, so get your research started and you’re quite likely to find the perfect CBB for you!

Best of luck!

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falling in love ● ji wook x bong hee

the new taz ep was really fucking good and emotional I almost cried and this is what I’ve decided to draw to express that

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“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone believes in the goodness in people.”

Roy T. Bennett

dave strider realizing hes gay/bisexual and coming to terms with his abusive childhood makes him so much more of a character than he was as the token “main character’s best friend who is cagey, funny, and a dick”

fandom often headcanons or reads labels/experiences like these onto lots of mediocre, kinda funny, and assholish dude characters – but dave is the real deal. dave strider expressed softness and kindness and introspection in canon in a way that was not corny or forced, and most importantly did not come at the expense of women (i would argue he was 100% more of a stepping stone for terezi’s arc than vice versa) and for that i appreciate him a lot

despite all of andrew hussie’s flaws and questionable/problematic/bad writing, he did a good thing by bringing dave strider into text. he did even more good by allowing his character to have depth in a way that is uncommon for boy characters.

homestuck broke so many molds (at least from my fandom experience) by having a super likable male character who was funny, witty, and complex… AND a gay/bi self-admitted survivor of abuse.

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I think he believes that somehow they must recognize that the other one cares. I’m sure she knows he cares about her. The fact that she tries to give him back the sword Oathkeeper and he kind of says, “It’s yours. It’s always been yours,”…the subtext is it’s almost like saying, “You keep my heart. It’s yours. It’s always been yours.” - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau