those sort of people


Nearly every year, for the past thirty years, Frances Goldin has gone to New York City Pride holding a sign that reads, “I adore my lesbian daughters. Keep them safe.” (x)

“Since the beginning of the parade, I’ve been going and waving my sign,” Goldin said. “It sort of hit a nerve with people, particularly those whose parents rejected them. The response to the sign is always so great — it urges me to keep going.”

“Everybody would come running up to her and cry, kiss her, and say, ‘Would you call my mother?’ or ‘Would you be my mother?’” her daughter, Sally, explained. 

“She’d take down names and addresses and write letters to these kids’ mothers!” 

When asked about all the young LGBT parade-goers who have begged her to speak to their own mothers, Goldin replied, “I think I changed a few people’s minds and I’m glad about that. Everyone should support their gay and lesbian children, they’re missing a lot in life if they don’t.”

dude, i cant get over the image of merle highchurch, deadbeat dad & insecure burn-out cleric, vanishing in a beam of light as his congregation sang a hymn in perfect, beautiful harmony. and right after that the church must’ve walked outside and seen that the hunger disappeared with him, that they were saved

like… dude came down from the sky, protected his followers from the end of the world, then disappeared, taking with him the beast that swallows galaxies. there is no way he didn’t become some sort of saint or demi-god to those people. he’s mushroom jesus now. if they ever go back to that planet there’s gonna be statues of merle all over and he’ll be INSUFFERABLY SMUG about it

The whole point of Hannah having some reasons why she killed herself that the audience would view as being too small to kill yourself for is to show what the mindset of an actual suicidal and depressed person is like. If you are healthy you wouldn’t get depressed because of those small things. So I’m sort of sick of healthy ass people who are like “she’s a drama queen”.

Apology & Clarification

Hey again peeps,

I”m sorry for getting so political and salty lately. I’m not really sure why I did all that. I just really needed to vent. And, like most times that I vent, I felt really good and cool and powerful for a while, and then took an emotional nosedive. I think if it had been the alt right giving me shit the last few weeks, I would probably have ended up writing the political pie throwing fetish fiction equivalent of /r/beholdthemasterrace. That’s a super cathartic subreddit btw. (tw neo-nazis though)

To clarify, the Antifa Tower bit was like half/half a riff on centrists/skeptics who take themselves too seriously (approaching the tower, Floor 1, and Prof. Ciccariello’s Office) and authoritarian communists who take themselves too seriously (Floors 2-5), with what I thought was a pretty solid ancap jab somewhere in there. The first floor was mostly a Jordan B. Peterson riff (Peterson being a psych professor known for making a big fuss out of respecting pronouns). To be totally clear, I was making fun of people who don’t respect pronouns and turn it into a ‘free speech’ issue. I’ve kind of realized that many of my readers, especially you younger ones, are unfamiliar with those people so that bit wasn’t clear to them. I’ll avoid those sorts of bits in the future & leave it to people who are actually affected by the issue. tldr: Respect people’s pronouns. Mine are he/him or they/them btw (don’t mind either), and I’m a cis dude. :]

As for the ‘making light of depression’ issue that people bring up, I’ll address whether my comics are about depression in comic form on Wednesday, so be on the lookout for that!

As for the repetitiveness of my work – Yep. I’m working on it. I redrew the parody because I thought it’d be funny to have a super polished version of it, that’s all.

And lastly, as for my actual, unironic view of anarchists, anarcho-communists, and Antifa – if you’re fighting fascism, ethnonationalism, and/or ICE, good on you. I’ll bring you water and snacks, and try to help.

Thank you for reading.

Easy ways to do magick

There are hundreds of complex, glamourous spells all over the internet, and some of these spells are wonderful. However, some people don’t have to time, energy, motivation, or money to do those sorts of spells. For those people, here are some easy spell ideas.

1. Do some birthday-like magick! Light a candle, make a wish, and blow it out. (You can also snuff it out or let it burn down, depending on what you believe works best.)

2. Alternatively, blow dandelion seeds while making a wish.

3. Chant while preparing food. Even if it’s just microwaved ramen or something of the sort, give it a few stirs and chant your intent. (For example: “I will have good dreams tonight.”)

4. Before taking a bath, write your intent on a piece of paper. Fold up the paper and leave it in the bath water for a few minutes to let the water be charged with your intent. (This would work best for spells designed to affect the caster, such as glamour spells. It would probably not be a good idea to cast a curse this way.)

5. Keep a diary and write about things you want to happen as if they already have. For example, if you want someone to ask you out, write an entry about them doing so.

6. Simply think about your intent while listening to a song that reminds you of it. 

7. Before drinking anything, whisper your intent into the glass or bottle.

8. Wear colors that correspond to your goal and focus on your intent while getting dressed. If you’re unable to get dressed every morning, you could also wear jewelry, nail polish, or makeup of the color.

  • discourse: DID YOU KNOW that Kingsman is a racist, sexist, gratuitously violent, and not very diverse film??
  • me: ...Yes.
  • me: No...
  • me: Because I can critique something I like and also enjoy the elements that make this film entertaining. I also love how both meta and fic discuss or simply correct the problematic things in canon, though they do also explore said problematic aspects in interesting, complex ways. For the most part, we tend to have a firm grip of what needs to be better represented in not only the movie, but in the general scope of fiction and real life social attitudes and political/economical implications as well.
  • discourse: ...are you going to stop liking it, though


Added a new thing for Redbubble.

Gem Class Analysis: Pearls

Prior to the recent Steven Bomb, some of the most divisive fan theory characterisations have been for Blue and Yellow Pearl. Theories would range from their having a close and intimate relationship with the Diamonds, to their being physically abused, to it sometimes being a mix of both.

And we can understand the source of what seems like a contradiction. That these Pearls, in particular, are serving the Diamonds directly puts them in a very privileged position, not exactly in the modern sense of the word.

That Pearls are in such close contact with the ruling elite makes them privy to the goings on of upper Homeworld that other gem classes would remain ignorant to. At the same time, they’re also living objects, dehumanised and treated as utilities rather than individuals.

It’s a unique position of power and powerlessness and, unconsciously, we as fans pick up on that; hence, the muddled characterisations of what their relationship with their Diamonds would have been like.

In the latest Steven Bomb, we got to see more of all of these characters and we know now that their relationship isn’t one or the other but somewhere in between.

“Oh no. It was very serious. When I still served Homeworld, I saw it myself.”

In that regard, I want to talk about how Diamonds and their Pearls relate to each another, and look at the implications this has for our very own Pearl, who admits she served Homeworld at one point.

1. The function of the Pearl class

To get this out of the way as early as possible, Pearls are being dehumanised. It’s not right to limit an entire class of gems to objects and prevent them from having individual inclinations, when other gems can manage some level of individuality. Pearls are individuals with their own capabilities, thoughts, and feelings.

Even before we knew about the Diamonds, the way other gems like Peridot initially treated our own Pearl showed us that Pearls are one of the lowest classes on Homeworld.

Words like “owner,” “stand there,” and “hold your stuff” were being thrown around. Not much was expected from them.

In light of all the new information received, a consolidated understanding of what Pearls were expected to do on Homeworld would help in the succeeding discussions. And what we know is that Pearls were gems created specifically to serve particular individuals. This service did not entail doing a job like other gem classes.

Other gems serve a specific function in servicing gem society as a whole. Like builders, soldiers, technicians, and leaders.

This public- or collective-oriented approach to organising gem society makes a lot of sense considering the way the gem life cycle is perpetuated.

The reason we don’t have gem classes specifically for private affairs, like the home life, is because their concept of “home” is much different from ours. Gems are born as full adults; they don’t need to eat or sustain themselves physically. That means a lot of our human necessities don’t apply to them.

That in turn puts the service sector of Gem society, where Pearls are, as something extraneous to functioning. 

It’s much the same for social constructs. Would the Ruby Squad consider themselves a “family?” Probably, but not in the way we understand the word. Instead of families, gems are groups into classes. And in these classes they socialise each other on what it means to be the gem they are.

The best example of this would be the soldier gems, who train each other and depend on each other in missions.

Leggy, the newbie “just born yesterday,” according to Rebecca Sugar’s early sketches of the Rubies, was being oriented by her more senior teammates.

Even though we felt threatened by the Ruby Squad, and Eyeball in particular, Leggy had absolutely no fears hiding behind the latter and it’s more than clear their shared experiences made them more cohesive as a unit.

In that way, gems don’t seem to spend a lot of time with gems outside their class.

The very “function” of Pearls is very different from that of other gems. Their work is relegated inward into the private sphere. They attend to very specific individuals. They are always with gems who aren’t like them.

And the key to this is the value system on Homeworld.

I talk about the utilitarian nature of Homeworld a lot of the time. So in a society in which utility is one of the key aspects, having work that is visible, like the creation of buildings or the colonisation of planets, puts a high premium on certain types of gems.

Service is invisible.

It’s not as easy to measure the impact of telling people they’re great everyday has on the rest of their lives. But this is the work Pearls do. Their work makes Pearls appear like they’re of even less use, which in turn puts them lower down in the eyes of individuals.

It’s very similar to how the work of medical nurses wasn’t recognised as legitimate until very late on in the history of medicine. Nurses comforted patients, checked on them daily, and attended to them, while doctors stepped in for a diagnosis and prescribed the treatment plan.

Because one involved something tangible and the other involved the daily grind of caring for another human being, the “usefulness” of latter was taken for granted.

It was (and in many places still is) very difficult to quantify the effects of their contribution and they were viewed lowly.

2. Servicing the Diamonds

Now to the specific question: What exactly do Pearls do?

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I can’t seem to pass up a sorting quiz when I come across one online, and this one turned out to be fairly interesting. At first, I rushed through it and came up Hufflepuff - for the first time EVER. I thought, Oh, that’s interesting, because strangely, I’m one of those weird people who always comes up Gryffindor on every sorting quiz. So, I gave it another shot and paid closer attention to the questions this time, realizing that some of them were being asked in present tense form, and some were worded to include past tense. Also, the first time I took it, I was thinking more in terms of actions, and not taking into account behaviour and lifestyle. I then came up as Gryffindor - same as previous sortings from other sources. (Only the first test counted for their research.) 
What I did find interesting was the demographic breakdowns of their published results, and how they similarly reflected charts on political opinions, as well as stereotypes we have for different states in this country. There’s also a breakdown by city, which was too large to capture legibly for this post. My home town turned out to be Gryffindor, while the town I live in now is Hufflepuff - my first result.
Another eyebrow raising point is that many of my younger friends were originally sorted on Pottermore to Slytherin and years later retook the test, finding to their dismay that their house had changed, which is reflective in the age chart here.
It appears that a very small percentage of adults are actually sorted into Slytherin, and interestingly, since most people in this country are unhappier with our current government than ever before in my lifetime, I thought I’d include this:

Source: TIME Entertainment

Although they’ve already published their results, should you find yourself bored, you can still take TIME’s sorting quiz here [x]


IGN: Clarke and Lexa’s kiss was obviously a very important scene for a lot of reasons. How much discussion was there going into it and how much talk about the way you wanted to play it?

Debnam-Carey: It’s funny, because it was sort of one of those things that people kept telling us… Maybe sly comments along the way or something suggested in earlier scripts, but Eliza and I never really thought it would [happen], so when we read the script, we were like, “Oh, okay. It’s really happening! Okay, cool.” I think we thought that it just happens suddenly, so soon, but I think that’s what makes it so lovely as well, is that it’s this passion and this desire and this solace that they find in each other, which is so lovely. I think it is something so different and unique for a lot of teen shows and I love that we can represent a broad variation of people on this show.

i think in itself the kin/ID communities aren’t bad as obviously i have some myself, some i keep private and some i discuss, but the obsession with finding the perfect/correct person in a sea of people who you know nothing about beyond their kins with the express intention of rekindling relationships of any sort is extremely unhealthy

like seeking those people out, forming relationships based on nothing but past life perceptions of compatibility is very bad for you and setting you up for a lot of disappointment as well as setting one another up for impossible standards and encouraging behaviors to keep one another close ie lying about memories, exaggerating events from those canons, living too much in the past… it’s not good and makes your growth stagnant

Gold Leaf | JAEHYUN

Genre: rich kid!au | fluff | angst

Member: Jaehyun / Reader feat. Yukhei

Word Count: 10,500

Warnings: language

Important Note: inspired by an idea of @tenpioca‘s. thank you for letting me write this, ash! also this is unedited, mistakes will be fixed in the future

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anonymous asked:

Is it true that some people hate izuku x ochako? And why?

Unfortunately, yes there are. But that comes along with any ship, so I don’t find it surprising to say the least.

One of the main reasons that there is this “side glare” towards this ship is because of it’s predictability and the fact that it’s too “boring”. There are other reasons too actually, but the aforementioned ones are the most common. I never really delved into that whole ordeal, so I can’t explain in detail why some people dislike it. I just acknowledge that it exists and move on, ya know? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Masquerade Valentines EXTRA

Extra - Could Tell A Love

NOTES: Well, ended up throwing this together for V-day after all, short and sweet. 

It was laughable that he was upset, really. Victor even almost berated himself for it, for packing as close to what he would call a tantrum as what a grown adult who was heir to one of the biggest criminal groups in the world could be.

People steered well clear of him today, they did what he asked, they didn’t argue, they didn’t fight back. He’d woken up in a foul mood, eaten breakfast and done his work out in the freezing cold in an even worse mood, and it’d soured as the day wore on, it was only lunch time.

And it was also Valentine’s day.

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“Do they frighten you, child?” asked the kindly man. “It is not too late for you to leave us. Is this truly what you want?”
Arya bit her lip. She did not know what she wanted. If I leave, where will I go?

So everyone remembers when I did the sketch sheet for Vaega, right?(I like to think I’ve gotten better)

Meet Bonny Brixton, A little guy with a strong love for frills and all things cute. He’s a peppy cat with a strong accent and one of the quickest ways to his heart is with a piece of candy (and maybe a nice compliment).  He’s cheeky, a little childish, and sometimes shoves his nose where it doesn’t belong, but he means well. There’s seldom a time when there isn’t a smile on his face, and thus it sometimes seems like his tail is always curled and swaying in the air with approval. Along with his appreciation for sweets, and cute stuff, He is BEYOND enthusiastic about music and dance and the people who make those sorts of things their job.

When I first got to planning for Bonny, I pulled from a few different things, such as a really depressing graphic novel I read a while back (lol), and Queenie from the film, “Mythical Beasts and Where to Find Them”. (Don’t even try to tell me she wasn’t the fucking sweetest woman alive.) Also this song.

Regarding origins, I’m thinking some odd part of the star that has yet to be disclose to the WoL, such as Ivalice or some-such. (Bite me, I’ve seen all of you fools retconing for Storm Blood)

As for the feminine way he dresses, its simply a taste hes acquired over the years and it has little baring upon his integrity as a person; he’s still a young man with hopes and dreams and a healthy interest in love, he’s just more open to the idea of finding it in unlikely places.

You might make note that the common ‘tear drops’ on Miqo’te males are only visible on some sketches, and its quite deliberate- As someone who idolizes the feminine form and look, he’s come to see them as a very masculine trait to have, and thus makes use of cosmetics to cover his own.

That’s about all I have on him thus far, but you can BET you’ll be seeing more of him. Until then, here, have a fully rendered Bonny. *GUN FINGERS*

New Girl (Peter Parker x Reader)

Originally posted by stallingdemons

Word Count: 1156

Pairing: Peter Parker x Reader

AN: You can read part two here

Being the new girl at midtown high school was not something you were looking forward to today. Your parents always seemed to be moving around and being the new kid at school every year became old fast. Making friends was something you stayed away from as you’d only stick around for one school year anyway. But this time was different, this time your parents promised that this was the last move and that couldn’t have made you any happier. However that didn’t shake the nerves you felt for your first day.

It was currently first period and your eyes were busy searching for someplace to sit in the classroom. All eyes were on you as people whispered to their classmates, wanting to know who the new kid was. It was the same old drill every year but you still hated the feeling of all the attention on you. You notice a girl sitting towards the back of the classroom with her head stuck in a book. She seemed like someone you would get along with as she reminded you of yourself, so mustering up some courage you approached the empty seat beside her, all eyes on you as you moved through the classroom.

Shyly tapping her shoulder to gain her attention your voice showed how nervous you were. “Hi I’m new here and I was just wondering if it’s okay if I sit here? If not that’s totally okay I get it you probably have friends-”

Looking up from her book she sent you a friendly smile as she took in your anxious appearance. “I don’t mind, really. What’s your name?”

Relief flooded through your body at the girls kindness, you were worried you would start off the school year by pissing off someone. “Y/N. It’s my first day here, sorry that i’m so nervous I just have trouble talking to new people. What’s your name?”

The girl moved her books off the desk to make room for you as you gratefully took the seat beside her. Turning to you she leaned her elbow on the desk, resting her chin in the palm of her hand as she seemed to observe you. “I’m Michelle and welcome to midtown high. You seem like a nice and smart girl so I suggest staying away from any popular cliques, it’s honestly too dramatic and messy.”

You couldn’t help but laugh at her last comment as you knew all too well to stay away from those sorts of crowds. Those type of people often held an interest and wanted to be your friend before they discovered how much of a nerd you really were. “I doubt they’d want to be friends with the new science nerd who was on the mathletes. Every school I go to I’m known as the freaky genius girl.” Michelle let out a snort at your words, having to take a sip of water to calm herself down from her laughter. “Freaky genius girl? Wow that’s original.” You laughed along with her, glad she had the same sense of humour as you did. 

After calming down from your laughter Michelle was the first to speak.“Well don’t think you’re the biggest nerd in the school yet, wait until you meet Parker.” Your eyebrows furrowed at the name, obviously not knowing who on earth this girl was talking about. “Who?”

Noticing the teacher finally entering the classroom she decides to shrug off the topic. “Never mind i’ll introduce you both later. But I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship Y/N.”

It was now the end of second period which you sadly didn’t share with Michelle. Clinging your books tightly to your chest you already mentally had a list of what homework you had to start tonight. You were last out of the classroom, too caught up in your own thoughts when you felt yourself bump into somebody. How cliche.

All your books were scattered on the ground around you making you internally groan at your luck. “I’m so sorry I wasn’t looking.” Mumbling out apologies to the stranger that you hadn’t even looked at yet you bent down to pick up the mess, noticing that this stranger was kind enough to help you. This caused you to finally look up and meet the gaze of the strangers, only to be met with a pair of dark eyes that captivated you. It was a boy with dark curly messy hair and a strong jawline, his attractiveness making you a little speechless. 

“Are you alright?” Your thoughts were interrupted by his voice which snapped you back into reality. Having trouble finding the words to speak your response came out quieter than you would have liked, your shyness evident through your actions.“Oh-yeah um thank you…”

Sending you a friendly smile the boy nervously tucked his hands into his jean pockets. “I’m Peter, Peter Parker.” Eyes widening in realisation you rushed out your words excitedly. “Oh you’re Parker!”

Obviously confused by your strange outburst, Peter quirked an eyebrow confusedly. “I’m sorry?” Realising your words probably creeped him out as you were a complete stranger, you hurriedly rushed out an excuse.  “Oh this girl I met this morning, Michelle, she mentioned you.”

Nodding his head in understanding you noticed his eyes look up and down your body, making you feel nervous under his gaze. “That’s unlike Michelle to make new friends, you must be something special.” Your cheeks darkened instantly, you feeling all giddy inside. Realising you hadn’t told him your name you held out your hand so he could shake it. “I’m Y/N by the way, just moved here.”

Gratefully accepting your handshake he smiled back at you making butterflies erupt in your tummy. “Well welcome to midtown, do you wanna join me and my friends for lunch?” Knowing that one of those friends was Michelle brought you comfort so you accepted the offer. “Sure.”

Walking along beside him as he led you to the lunchroom you couldn’t help but bring up a topic you’d been dying to ask about ever since you arrived in Queens. “I hope this doesn’t sound weird but…is it true about that new hero running around queens. The one called Spider-man?”Glancing at you as you asked the question you swear you saw something shift in his eyes, but decided to ignore it. “I’ve heard of him yeah. Why do you ask?”

“Well I’ve never lived near a superhero before, that’s gotta be cool. Also I’ve seen him on youtube, he’s amazing!” Becoming a little embarrassed at your moment of fangirling over the superhero, you shyly hid your face behind your hands. 

“Someone’s got a crush.” His words came out mockingly like a young boy as you playfully pushed his shoulder. “So what if I do? Not like I’m ever gonna meet the guy.” Smirking down at you Peter let a chuckle fall from his lips. “Yeah, I guess you’re right.” If only you knew…

Here’s a thing: If you suspect your vet is ripping you off, they just might be ripping you off

You know the thing where people either don’t have health insurance or do but mistakenly get sent an itemized medical bill and they see hospitals charging like $80 for an aspirin and $150 for a blanket and $5000 for a paper gown*? That shit goes on in veterinary medicine both with procedures and drugs prices. Only difference is, almost nobody on the planet has pet insurance so almost all vet bills come out of pocket. And there’s an added layer of mystery because much of the time your animal can’t (or doesn’t) indicate if something is wrong. Even more so than with with human medicine, people are entirely at the mercy of what their veterinarian tells them is necessary.

I won’t go so far as to say vets deliberately mislead people to make money. I will say that I’ve seen prices for pretty standard procedures cost as much as 100% more depending on which clinic you go to. And I don’t mean ‘normal vet office in suburban neighborhood vs mobile vet bus in downtrodden area’. I mean like, down the street. Sometimes things cost what they cost though. That’s why I say the biggest problem I see with vets ripping people off is in their policy on expensive, invasive procedures. In my time I have seen vet’s offices recommend annual full dental cleanings (anesthesia, x-ray, and all, every single year), and whole hip replacements for 12 year old dogs with like the normal joint/skeletal degeneration you’d expect from a 12 year old dog–while not telling owners that said replacement will mean the animal may also need to be on blood thinners, pain killers, and anti inflammatory meds for the rest of its life. 

And I know this shit is bad practice because I’ve seen good, responsible, pragmatic veterinarians who sit down with owners and explain that having a tumor removed from their 4 year old guinea pig is probably a waste of money, and there’s a higher-than-normal chance that such a small animal could die under anesthesia. I’ve known good vets who will tell you their whole office policy is to try to not do invasive surgery on dogs over 10, because it’s super stressful and carries higher risk. I’ve known responsible vets who just straight up say yes your dog has epilepsy, but the meds to help that are expensive and will damage its kidneys, so unless it’s having a seizure a month I don’t recommend it. I’ve known pragmatic vets who straight up tell people, “Your pet is old. It’s going to slowly degenerate. When it gets to be too much you can have it put down, but burning money to make it act like it did when it was young is fighting a losing battle that will ultimately decrease its quality of life and bankrupt you.”

Those are the sorts of vets you look for, because those people know that animals are animals, and people have budgets. PLEASE don’t internalize messages that the amount of money you’re willing to spend is evidence of how much you love your pet. Sometimes shit is extremely expensive, and it’s just not responsible to spend thousands of dollars on a pet. IME I’ve noticed a difference in the kind of clientele certain offices get? Like, ‘upper-middle class people who can afford dog chemo and will shell out a mortgage payment so Fluffy can live 1 more year’ vs ‘everyone else’. You can tell quickly which kind of client your vet is used to servicing based on what kind of shit they recommend. It’s tough to draw a firm line on that, because young animals need rounds of vaccinations like young humans, and some animals do have health problems, or special concerns. But if you have a healthy 5 year old cat and they have you coming in every 6 months for blood work, and they’re trying to sell you on pet insurance**, I’d say that’s a red flag. Some vets are pretty down to earth, and will work with you, or offer alternatives to expensive procedures. Some live in a beverley hills bubble and look down on owners who won’t sell all their possessions to have their dog’s brain transplanted into a rocket-powered cyborg body.

So if you have doubts about either the cost of a procedure or a diagnosis, shop around/get a second opinion. I just had to do that for my dog. She needs her teeth cleaned and her regular vet was charging $600 for it before the x-ray. I called around one afternoon and found a great place who will do it for $240, x-ray included! So we now we have a new vet!

*for those not familiar with the widespread phenomenon of outrageous hospital markups and soaring drug prices:

**Lots of people have good things to say about pet insurance. I’m not one of them. I think it’s a scam. It maybe comes in handy in the first year of your pet’s life when they need all their shots, and to get spayed/neutered. And maybe at the end of its life, depending on how much money you’re willing to spend to delay the inevitable. But most of the time, your average mongrel dog or cat won’t need any serious medical intervention, ever (barring getting in a fight with a porcupine or car).

  • Character: *has trust issues*
  • Me: oh no
  • Character: *has trust issues because of a thing in their past*
  • Me: o h n o
  • Character: *gets confused when people are genuinely nice to them and keeps looking for ulterior motives*
  • Me: O H N O
  • Character: *realises people are just being nice and doesn't know how to handle it*
  • Me: *quiet keening sounds*
Akiyama no Roushya Kishu Ken Live Puppy Cam - Due July 10th, 2017
Akiyama no Roushya's 3rd Litter ---- Hakuzan no Sekirou go Hakuzan Ryousou x Oosaka no Sekihime go Kishu Yoshitaka sou ABOUT THE LITTER Nami was bred to Cuch...

One of the things about living in an urban society is that a lot of people are way more distanced from natural occurrences like reproduction. Unless you work on a farm or your family breeds animals, it’s not common to see what labor and birth looks like for animals. 

If you’re one of those people who - like me - wasn’t exposed to that sort of thing, and you’re interested, this link is something you can watch. It’s a puppy cam from Akiyama no Roushya, where @crispbean‘s Kishu Ken bitch, Nami, has just gone into labor for her second litter. She’s set up in a den box and we should be seeing puppies soon! 

(Minor warning for animal discomfort (going into labor in the middle of summer is no fun) and small amounts of blood and the other bodily fluids that accompany the birth of placental mammals). There is no audio on this video.