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When a human, ready to use violence, comes close to a helpless animal, a small and innocent one, it has three options of reacting to the approaching danger.

 It can attack. It can run away. Or it plays dead. 

We are animals, too. Some of us more helpless than others. Some of us would never use all of those options. But sometimes…there is no chance. Our brain can only take a specific amount of mental damage before it tries to shut the pain all out. Pretends it isn’t there to protect itself. Protect the mind. The soul. The little child’s soul that cannot attack or run away because the torturer is just too strong. 

So while the body plays it dead, gets all stiff and the mind tries to disconnect from the physical pain it has to endure…the brain can work wonders to create a place of peace. Repressions of cruel situations like abuse to keep the innocent child’s soul safe. It never works forever but…for a moment…for a moment it feels right to fall for this little trick.

anonymous asked:

my friend said speciesim isn't really because animals can never be equal to humans in terms of rights they have so they will always be treated inferior - he said human right include things like right to education, voting, fair trial in court, etc. and animals will never be given those rights so speciesim will always exist even if the whole world goes vegan. I know there's something wrong with it but I can't really put it into words. Thoughts?

Your friend is misunderstanding what our position is. We don’t think that animals should have identical rights, we think they should have equal rights in terms of how their lives are valued; those are very different things. It would be absurd to suppose that animals should get to vote, but things like freedom from persecution, self determination, the right to life- these are obvious and fundamental rights that animals would benefit from. The fact that infants don’t get to vote in general elections doesn’t mean that ageism will always exist, because that right is obviously not applicable to them and would be of no benefit to anyone, but that doesn’t make them inferior in any way nor does it make their lives of less value, it just makes them different.

Animals don’t need and wouldn’t benefit from having the exact same rights as humans, but that doesn’t mean that a world in which animals don’t have identical rights to us would be a speciesist one. So long as animals aren’t being exploited, aren’t being oppressed, aren’t being treated as less important than humans and are given the fundamental rights they would obviously prefer to have then they’re not going to be victims of discrimination. When it comes to rights based approaches to ethics it’s rarely useful to deal in absolutes, we need to look at each individual case and decide which rights would and wouldn’t be beneficial, the same way we do with humans. 

We are heroes…

Ooh boy! With the announcement of the Big Hero 6 Series on Disney XD in TWO DAYS, I raise you an artwork of this MASTERPIECE of a movie!

I don’t think I’ve ever drawn BH6 before. Oh well, at least I don’t think I’ve ever posted them publicly on Tumblr. *cough* except back in 2015 *cough*

things I wish autism research actually tried to figure out:
  • why caffeine works for some of us, but not all, and even then it often depends on the way you take it and the dosage
  • how come all of us have gastrointestinal problems?
  • addendum to the above: what exactly are our gastrointestinal problems? are we genetically more likely to have autism be comorbid with gluten sensitivity/colitis/IBS/lactose intolerance/whatever else or is it something completely different? is it psychosomatic? the fuck
  • okay but how does being sensory-seeking work. and what does stimming do to your brain. what neurological function are we facilitating with flapping hands and rocking back and forth and spinning? wouldn’t it be great if we had a serious long-term study of the brain on stimming?
  • are you more likely to be autistic and LGBT?
  • what are things we do better than neurotypicals?

but no it’s always “how do we train the animals to be something they’re not” or “but what made you this way??” or “Time To Find A Cure”

A short comic about the way we view animals. Vultures are typecast as cowardly scavengers, often seen as a thing of evil, where eagles are seen as a symbol of freedom and courage.

Nevermind that an eagle will willingly eat carrion itself- the most common prey for these birds are things like trout or rabbits or squirrels- hardly a fight for the ages. The vulture however? May have to contend with other scavengers many times its size.

Don’t think that it doesn’t ‘work,’ just because it doesn’t hunt.

This was an experimental page done to test my paneling abilities in inDesign. I like how it works a lot. I just need to figure out some proportions a bit better and set up a template.

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So a friend of mine in instagram and I were having this conversation of how the vAs are so precious and a gift to us fans so here’s a little tribute for them. Keep up the great work and we will always support and love you guys~ 😘

Help! Sasha needs a better home

This is Sasha. The cutest hamburger you’ll ever meet. 

We brought her home with the intention of keeping her but have found that she is not happy in our home. So we are trying to find her a home where she can be the happiest little kitty ever, much as we hate to see her go. She is currently located in Pittsburgh PA, though we are willing to travel somewhat to meet someone halfway if necessary. Ready for the big issue?

SHE NEEDS TO BE AN ONLY PET.

Unfortunately, Sasha does not get along with other animals. We have two other cats in our house as well as the occasional visiting dog and she has been scared and fighting with them since we introduced them a few weeks after she came home. But don’t be scared off.

SASHA LOVES HUMANS. 

She will cuddle in bed and happily play and be very sweet and loving as long as there aren’t other animals around. Now for the regular facts.

Sasha is about 5 years old and healthy and has been spayed. She is a little underweight at the moment, but we believe that is due to the stress of being around the other cats. 

Her hobbies include:

–Posing as the prim pretty little princess she is

–Sleeping on luggage to make sure her humans can never leave her

–Critiquing her humans’ work in the garden

–Viciously murdering string, flying insects, and bits of fluff

–Vigorously cuddling her humans in bed

–Lounging in her hamburger bun

–Getting stupidly excited over treats and occasionally running into walls as a result

–Offering Opinions to her humans

Sasha comes equipped with:

–Food, treats, and bowls

–Litter box and litter

–Cat carrier

–Collar 

–Her hamburger bun (that adorable covered bed in the first picture)

–A selection of toys as well as catnip

–Her favorite blanket

–Cat tree if desired (either disassembled or whole, however is easier to move)

–Cord protectors (yes, she has a weird habit of chewing cords, but it’s easy to deal with as long as you’re prepared)

Please spread the word. Thank you so much! –A very sad but loving cat mom

Things Bruce has definitely said to his boys

“No. You can not wear your boxers around the house. We are not barn animals.”

“It is not okay to draw obscenities on your brothers forehead with lipstick while he’s sleeping.”

“Do not bake churros in the kitchen at four in the morning ever again.”

*doesn’t use intercom, yells from kitchen* “DICK!! Bring the thirty six cereal bowls down from your room, NOW!”

“You spent $3000 at Mc Donald’s in the past week? How, is, that, even, possible?”

“Where did all the decorative pinecones in the front entrance go?”

“Alfred told me he washed an entire wall in one of the upstarts washrooms that was covered with piss. Who and how?

“Using your brothers mattress as a sled to slide down the stairs is not acceptable. Nor are actual sleds.”

“Stop blasting Ariana Grande in the bat cave. I’m sick of hearing ‘Can’t a princess be a bad bitch,’ when I come home after patrol.”

“No, it is not okay to pee out your window. There’s twelve bathrooms in this house. Use one.”

“Is that a Metropolis State jersey? Take it off.”

“Why is there a butter knife sticking from Tim’s door? How did you even stick it in there, this is solid oak.”

“Do not dress up as a clown and stalk through the house at three in the morning again. Are you trying to scare your father to death?”

“Why is there satanic runes written with Nutella across the floor of the den?”

“There are twenty tubs of ice cream in the freezer. Get rid of them.”

“I do not want to catch you cussing at your brothers in Arabic, Mandarin, or any other language ever again.”

“Pizza is not considered an adequate meal. Nor is Taco Bell, taco Tuesday is not a holiday in this family.”

“Why are you wearing your sisters Lululemon leggings? …I don’t care if it was a bet. Take them off.”

“No, you can’t dump lukewarm coffee on your brother.”

“Go for a run before I shave your hair off in your sleep. You’re driving me mad with your complaining.”

“No, you can not shoot your brothers with rubber bullets…. even if they deserve it.”

“I pay for your adventures, you pay me with silence after five o'clock.”

“No, we can not put a freezer dedicated to ham in the bat cave.”

“Send me a picture of a clean room and Alfred will restore the wifi. And don’t even think about hacking or you won’t see the light of day for a week.”

“You bought fifteen boxes of Lucky Charms. I don’t even know what to say to that.”

*whispers* “For fucks sake.” *louder* “Why is there ground beef in the dryer!!”

“Did you actually put that Cheeto you found on the sidewalk in your mouth? Be thankful I have the money for healthy care.”

Help find a better home for Sasha

This is Sasha. The cutest hamburger you’ll ever meet. 

We brought her home with the intention of keeping her but have found that she is not happy in our home. So we are trying to find her a home where she can be the happiest little kitty ever, much as we hate to see her go. She is currently located in Pittsburgh PA, though we are willing to travel somewhat to meet someone halfway if necessary. Ready for the big issue?

SHE NEEDS TO BE AN ONLY PET.

Unfortunately, Sasha does not get along with other animals. We have two other cats in our house as well as the occasional visiting dog and she has been scared and fighting with them since we introduced them a few weeks after she came home. But don’t be scared off.

SASHA LOVES HUMANS. 

She will cuddle in bed and happily play and be very sweet and loving as long as there aren’t other animals around. Now for the regular facts.

Sasha is about 5 years old and healthy and has been spayed. She is a little underweight at the moment, but we believe that is due to the stress of being around the other cats. 

Her hobbies include:

–Posing as the prim pretty little princess she is

–Sleeping on luggage to make sure her humans can never leave her

–Critiquing her humans’ work in the garden

–Viciously murdering string, flying insects, and bits of fluff

–Vigorously cuddling her humans in bed

–Lounging in her hamburger bun

–Getting stupidly excited over treats and occasionally running into walls as a result

–Offering Opinions to her humans

Sasha comes equipped with:

–Food, treats, and bowls

–Litter box and litter

–Cat carrier

–Collar 

–Her hamburger bun (that adorable covered bed in the first picture)

–A selection of toys as well as catnip

–Her favorite blanket

–Cat tree if desired (either disassembled or whole, however is easier to move)

–Cord protectors (yes, she has a weird habit of chewing cords, but it’s easy to deal with as long as you’re prepared)

If interested, please contact @alianneofpirateswoop 

Please spread the word. Thank you so much! –A very sad but loving cat mom

The Rogue is playing a Yuan-ti abomination (human head and torso, snake body) raised by an elf druid. He has a magic ring that allows him to appear as a half-elf with the druid introducing him as his brother. The deception works until the party sees his true form.

They role to see if they recognize the creature before them. The Bard has a negative intelligence modifier.

Bard: It’s a land mermaid!

Druid: No it’s my brother. We uh…sometimes turn into animals. Watch. *Turns into a wolf and back*

Barbarian: Then how come he’s only half-a-snake.

Druid: Well I’m twice as good at it, so he can only manage to turn part of himself into an animal. Keep practicing brother, you’ll get there!

  • Genie: what is your wish
  • Me: soul eater reboot. It follows the plot of the manga. Re-animated by Bones. The original dub cast is back and they use they/them pronouns when referring to Crona. Wes Evans animated. Kid becoming symmetrical on the small screen. The piano blade. Spartoi. Maka flying through the sky. "Even this music is something we made together, isn't it" in Micah Solusod's velveteen voice. It's glorious.