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other tips for new cat owners / people who may get cats soon:

no, getting a grown cat won’t be boring / less cute! they’ll become just as attached to you as a kitten. get a cat that speaks to you (literally or figuratively, maybe you want a cat that’s chatty). older cats will be so appreciative to have a home. 
people get rid of their cats for all kinds of unfair reasons. just the ones i’ve seen on the craigslist listings in the last 5 minutes: “i am just more of a dog person (7mo old kitten)”, “we hoped she would get over her kittenish behavior, she has not (2yr old cat)”, “i need to get rid of my cat before my baby is born (3yr old cat)”.
you can totally pick up a beautiful, loving, grown up kitty who will be needing some comfort after getting dumped. just look at this girl.

(taken off craigslist) she would be more than happy to live her cat life with you. is she not cute? she is. she is cute. so, ultimately, adopt whatever cat you like, but don’t rule out older cats!

nextly: no no, do NOT declaw your cat. DON’T DO IT. I’M TELLIN YA.
it’s a deeply painful procedure, actually removing the entire first knuckle, not JUST the nail. it causes long-term and potentially permanent pain in the cat, and can lead to nasty infections, behavioral problems, and helplessness if they ever find themselves outside and in need of protection or climbing abilities.
“but i don’t want my cat to scratch me / my kid / my furniture!” okay, i feel you, but there are other, cheaper, less inhumane options. my favorite of which are claw caps.

you gently press on your cat’s foot (to unsheath their claws), and place the soft cap onto their claw using the glue that’s included in any soft paw kit you get. it might take some getting used to on the cat’s part, but it should under no circumstances be painful, and when the kitty’s claws grow, the cap just kinda falls off, and you’ll put another one on.
you can also file or clip their nails down! if you’re too nervous or clumsy to do it, your vet will usually do it for a small fee, or a groomer can take care of it. Personally, I just let my cats’ claws hang out and accept the pokes when they knead on me, since i don’t have any little babies or expensive upholstery in my home. 

No, cats ain’t “low maintenance”. This is a living, social creature, not a chiapet. Especially if you’re raising them from kittenhood, they need a lot of attention and resources. cuddles, playtime, training, health care, feeding, cleaning up their facilities. you get a pet to interact with, not to buy and leave it be! a cat that you don’t socialize is going to be very moody and sad. get a pet if you plan to invest the time and energy they need- if not, maybe we can come back to that cactus idea? 

Cats need meat. I repeat, cats cannot survive without meat. Dogs need meat too- but cats are incapable of creating taurine in their own, and where do you find taurine? meat! hallelujah!! 
Feeding cats a vegan or vegetarian diet is a slow form of starvation and animal abuse. If you’re not comfortable feeding an animal meat, please do not adopt a carnivore. There are plenty of vegetarian mammals that you would be much better suited owning, but do not abuse your cats just because of your own feelings about protein. 
Without enough taurine in a cat’s diet, severe health problems will follow, like blindness, weak and decaying teeth, weak heart, and digestive issues. This is terrible. This objectively sucks. So pretty please give your cat a proper diet!

It’s way way safer to have an indoor cat. I don’t need you to tell me that you want your cat to be with you for many years, ‘cause I already know you do. Outdoor cats are exposed to wild animals, animal abusers, poisonous substances, cars, harsh weather, kidnapping, and diseases. Cats like rolling around in grass and grabbing birds from trees, and that’s great, but having an outdoor cat makes for a steep decrease in their estimated lifespan. The average lifespan of an indoor cat is 16.8 years, whereas outdoor cats average out to a hard-hitting 5.6. Ouch. 
So it’s definitely safer to keep a cat indoors! If you’re adopting a young kitten, it won’t be hard, since they won’t be expecting outdoor time already. If you’re still really into that whole grass idea, you should totally grow some indoor grass for your cat to chill in. 

good.

that’s everything i can think of for the moment, but please don’t be afraid to do your own research on animal care. there are tons of resources out there, and if you have a good vet, they’ll answer any questions you have! 

thank you for readin’ about cat care. as a reward, i’m adding a picture of toby as a baby. enjoy.

What’s the worst thing you can do, to your very best friends? Tell them your darkest secret. Because if you tell them and they decide they’d rather not know, you can’t take it back, you can’t unsay it. Once you open your heart, you can’t close it again
—  WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU INCLUDE THIS LINE IN THE MOTHERFUCKIN SHOW IT HAD NO DICKS TO DO WITH CULVERTON SMITH 

•Moriarty’s role and death has been made explicit
•The Redbeard incident has been completely uncovered.
•Sherlock is now considered “a good man”
•He remembered Lestrade’s name
•Mary had her last words
•Baker’s Street has been restored
•John and Sherlock have been living together happily and raising Rosie, while solving cases, for some time.
•There was no cliffhanger ending


There’s not going to be a season five

Too Good To Be True

Prompt by oresamawesome: “Robbie makes a truth ray and tries to use it on Sportacus but it ends up backfiring and either affecting Robbie or both of them and they end up accidentally confessing feelings.”

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anonymous asked:

I know this is random but why do bap fandom lack subbers? Like it's really sad there's a lot of bap vids out there that need to be subbed but this is no one :(

The main reasons would be chance and fandom size!

Babyz have actually had multiple subbing teams throughout the years, but many have had to close because of the lack of interest by skilled babyz in joining the subbing teams. Everyone gets busy at some point, so a lot of these teams couldn’t stay running because their existing members had less time to put into the long process of translations, and there was not enough people applying to replace them.

However, the larger the fanbase gets, the more people that tend to have the right skills and free time to sub videos, so we can expect to see more subbing teams pop up and operating with more members as B.A.P continues to gain fans!

Matoki Subbers (who have been hit with a lot of copyright claims so they’ve been forced to take down a lot of their already subbed videos), BAP SubbersSub Em Up, kpopobssessed07, and fyeah byg are relatively large/long running subbing teams that have had to close mostly due to low team numbers.

 Ketty kwang, hening sasmitha, Feng Ssica, Cindy Damchui, B.A.P Forever BABY, ahgisaekryst stella, Bunny Baby and Bunny Baby Subs are all smaller subbing teams that have at some point subbed videos, and a few like ketty kwang and Cindy Damchui are still uploading subbed videos as I write this!

If you’re wanting to watch english subbed B.A.P videos, I recommend that you:

  • Use these links to find channels which have subbed thousands B.A.P videos
  • Subscribe to these channels, especially the ones still releasing subbed videos for fans, but are just taking a little extra time because they’re mostly one-person teams, so that you stay updated, and tell them in the comments that you appreciate their hard work!
  • Follow itsbap on tumblr, as they are very fast at linking subbed videos
  • Even better, go to the itsbap official website at the link to find a list of all the english subbed B.A.P videos (its about 70 pages long)
  • If you can, please go to the aforementioned larger subbing channels, mostly their twitter pages, and ask to join the subbing team. Having multiple teams is great, but having one uniform team that effectively subtitle B.A.P videos will ensure that more B.A.P content is accessible for more english speaking fans, which is important if we want the fandom to grow and for B.A.P to receive the fame they have worked hard for. Remember, it’s not just those who speak korean who can help; there need to be people who can time the subs, edit the videos to include the subs, upload them and keep track of already subtitled videos and what still needs to be done! I know that for months before matoki subbers went on hiatus they had been asking for help, but clearly not enough people signed up for them to continue subtitling videos, so we lost a fantastic and very well known subbing team.

If we want B.A.P’s international fanbase to grow we need an effective subbing team, it’s as simple as that. So, if you can, please help by applying to these teams.

And if you’re looking for subbed videos don’t lose hope! They’re hard to find but many current videos are subbed by smaller channels and there’s plenty of old content that has been subbed for you to look through!

Thoughts on "The Final Problem"

Hello everyone. Before I actually watched “The Final Problem” for myself, I made the mistake of coming on here and seeing some posts made by people who were generally displeased about this episode’s lack of some sort of confirmation or even evidence that John and Sherlock are or will be romantically involved with each other. Now, after having watched the episode, I would like to share my thoughts on the situation (“the situation” being just their relationship. I won’t get into my thoughts on any other parts of the episode here).

I have seen many people accuse Mark Gatiss and Steve Moffat of queerbaiting in this episode, and specifically the end of the previous one. They find it extremely shocking and disappointing that Mark Gatiss, a gay man himself, would take the show down this path, and I understand where these people are coming from. However, just because there was no explicit, verbal confession of love from either Sherlock or John doesn’t mean that this episode didn’t make it perfectly clear that they care about each other on an extremely complex and emotionally level. Sherlock was about to kill his own brother to save John Watson, and if that’s not love, then I don’t know what is. Throughout this episode, subtle (and not so subtle) hints were dropped about the nature of Sherlock and John’s relationship, my favorite one being said by Mary herself. Although I can’t remember the exact quote, in her second video, Mary addresses these two men, saying she knows full well what they could have become. In my opinion, this was meant to hint at the possibility that Sherlock and John could have been (and still could be) in a romantic relationship.

This episode definitely wasn’t devoid of domesticity either. In the last few minutes, we see John and Sherlock rebuilding their flat together, taking on cases together, and even raising Rosie together—making a family. Just because there was no recorded confession means that all of this gets pushed aside? To me personally, it doesn’t even matter whether or not Sherlock and John are in a romantic relationship. This season has made it very clear how deep their relationship goes, and how strong their love for each other is. At no point in the episode did I even feel that there should have been a confession. It would have ruined the flow of the story, and, overall, I think it would have been unnecessary. Just because this episode didn’t have a love confession doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen in their universe, either. I feel like everyone needs to take a minute to step back and assess this episode (and season) as a whole, instead of solely focusing on Sherlock and John’s relationship status. That is not the whole story, and it was never meant to be.

After losing 19 pounds over a few months I’ve suddenly lost all motivation and gone completely off track… I don’t know how to get my motivation back