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100 Dialogue Prompts: Part 4

It’s amazing to see how much we can create together, my amigos. Here’s part 4.

  1. “Look, I might be evil but even I have standards.”
  2. “Do your parents know you’re dating Death?” “No, I promised we wouldn’t get back together after he broke up with me the first time.”
  3. “Wait why am I naked and covered in cheese?”
  4. “Good god, that cake is fuckin stale and dry mate!!” “Just like how you are recently? Gee, thanks.”
  5. "There is always time for a high-five.”
  6. “Karen, what would ever posses you to find me here.”
  7. “Oh my god, put that man down! Come on, let’s go get you some REAL food.”
  8. “A demonic sugar glider?”
  9. “People always say they never thought they would be here but I absolutely did.”
  10. “And I thought I was a bit weird. But you! You are insane!”
  11. “So your hair knows kung-fu? Ha, that’s nothing! MY hair knows HAIR-ATE!” (You know, as in karate) (This used to be an insider between me and a friend…)
  12. “One day, darling, you and I are going to conquer the Universe not just our world.”
  13. “Did you seriously think they wouldn’t notice when their humans went missing?!”
  14. “Well, maybe next time you should consider that not everyone wants to be woken up at four in the morning by a- what IS that, anyway?!”
  15. “Now, how exactly did your foot get stuck in the barrel?”
  16. “I hope you realize what you’re doing. This forest never ends, you know that, right?”
  17. “You can’t just kill someone and then make it all better by saying sorry!”
  18. “Why the fuck is my cat levitating?!” “He said he wanted to feel what flying was”
  19. “You’re trying to tell me you killed three men…with a microphone?”
  20. “Hang on, are you a John Wick fan?”
  21. “IT’S TWO IN THE MORNING!” “And?” “ I have a strict no murder rule until eight. Call me then.”
  22. “I did realize you were going to be naked the whole time”
  23. “Ok, I understand you like animals, but you can’t just bring a tiger into the apparent without asking!”
  24. “I…I didn’t want you to find out like this. I’m so sorry.”
  25. “OH MY GOD CATHERINE! I JUST SAW A NARWHAL! I’M TELLING YOU, I SAW A FREAKIN’ WHALE UNICORN!”
  26. “I gotta go, I left my toaster in the oven!
  27. "Why is there a gaggle of fancy buisness men on my front lawn?”
  28. “Can you please stop referring to me as ____! That’s not my name!” “Then what is?” “I don’t know!”
  29. *Sarcastic* “Yeah, sure. I won’t at all mind being your footslave.” “Oh, goody! I knew you’d agree!” “Wait, what?”
  30. “When are you going to give up on this whole ‘evil’ thing?” “When it stops being so much fun!”
  31. “You didnt say to KILL the man!” “WELL I DIDNT SAY NOT TOO”
  32. “Mum, Dad… I’m gay.” “That’s nice, honey, but now is not the right time!”
  33. “Take a look at your soul and consider your life choices! Oh wait, that’s right! You don’t fucking have a soul!” “Oh, god, just go drown in a bathtub of syrup why don’t ya?”
  34. “I kindly ask you to please quit making your heart stop. It’s creeping me out!” “So… Y-You were sleeping in a coffin” “Yeah I’m used to it” “Are you a vampire or what?! How can someone get used to sleep in a coffin?” “No I’m used to sleep I never said that I’m used to sleep in a freaking coffin!”
  35. “Darling I love you, more than I can ever express in words…. But please stop teaching chickens necromancy.”
  36. “I wanted to know why you stole souls, not your melodramatic backstory…”
  37. “I really wish that old white man would stop rubbing his nipples at me”
  38. “You know it is written: Do not summon Satan, right ?”
  39. “Look around, what is this?” “My room?” “No, this is pathetic.”
  40. “I’ve been a professor for 20 years, and yet still my greatest secret hasn’t been revealed–I can’t read.”
  41. “Our souls don’t belong in these 'human’ bodies, every one of us is implanted here from another galaxy, and this has been the case for a thousand years. No one knows what 'actual humans’ are like without us inhabiting them.”
  42. “Did you just create a portal in time and space to pull another version of yourself into this world so I have to deal with another annoying idiot?” “No but thanks for the idea.”
  43. “You’re bleeding?!” “Nah, I’m frolicing in a field of flowers - yes I’m bleeding!”
  44. “Let me get this straight. I tell you that I make a decent omelette and you somehow equate that to qualification for piloting a spaceship?”
  45. “It’s the weekend! Let’s hit the town! See a concert, redo our wardrobes, get high, start a crime ring, I don’t know.”
  46. “Keep running, you’ve only got 4HP!”
  47. “This is clearly your first time. Stop screaming already, you’ll wake the neighbors!”
  48. “Has anyone seen the outdoors?” “What the fuck is an outdoors?”
  49. “Why do I feel like this again, I thought we were done with this?”
  50. “Look, as much as I like to hang out with you, I’ve gotta go and save the earth. Toodles!”
  51. “Have you seen?… oh shit”
  52. “Two questions: one, how many matches do you have, and two, where do you keep your socks?”
  53. “Because fuck surveys, that’s why!”
  54. “Stop yelling out the window or the koalas will rip your face off!”
  55. “I guess when I heard 'Night of Debauchery’… I didn’t picture muffins on your pajamas.”
  56. “Honey, you can’t keep throwing people to the pit of pain and despair just because they don’t like choc mint ice cream.”
  57. “Oh, no honey, put that back…”
  58. “It’s going to be too late, you know. It’s always too late.”
  59. “Hey, so, uh… I’m in trouble…” “What did you do this time?” “I got stranded in Wales….. again…”
  60. “OK, but… how do we get the dog out of a hole in space in time exactly?”
  61. “Aren’t people supposed to grow instead of shrink ?”
  62. “Wait. You’re aroused?” “Why would that surprise you?” “It does on account of you being covered in blood. Wipe that smile off your face. You look like a cat in heat.”
  63. "I pay your taxes”
  64. “No, ____. We did not raise our hamster like this.”
  65. “You can’t run from your own shadow(s), what makes you think you can run from theirs?”
  66. “You adopted… a dog?” “Mate, that’s not a dog.”
  67. “And at this moment, he decided to punch himself in the face.” “Narrator, listen, I know you’ve been with me my whole life, but you’re a huge jerk.”
  68. “Why didn’t you tell me it was a portal BEFORE we ended up here?”
  69. “Is that…the Mona Lisa.” “…Yes…” “What did I say to you about stealing priceless artifacts!?” “…That I had to take you with me next time.” “Exactly!”
  70. “Yes, I agree, magic is pretty cool. But did you really have to use it for THIS?”
  71. “Despite the fact that was epic, you’re still suspended”
  72. “Chill, dad it’s not what you think it is!” “Well it looks like you’re making out with the demon your grandma banished to cellar…WHY IS HE IN YOUR ROOM?”
  73. “If you truly love me you’ll let me-OH FUCKING HELL DID YOU JUST STAB ME!?”
  74. “Spoon”
  75. “What began as a conflict over the transfer of consciousness from flesh to machines escalated into a war which has decimated a Million worlds.The ___ and the ___ have all but exhausted the the resources of a galaxy in their struggle for domination. Both sides, now crippled beyond repair, the remnants of their armies continue to battle on ravaged planets, their hatred fueled by over four thousand years of total war. This is a fight to the death. For each side, the only acceptable outcome is…“
  76. ”… I’m going back to bed. You brought it here, you can deal with the mammoth yourself.“
  77. "Is the food supposed to be moving?”
  78. “You mean to tell me that in the two minutes I was gone,  you bombed a minor country,  got married to a stripper,  and assassinated a world leader?!”
  79. “Is that a unicorn???? EATING MY BEEF JERKY?!”
  80. “Do I get to dream about you again tonight?”
  81. “Well now I have to change clothes AGAIN!”
  82. “All of this was because of a… OF A PLUSHIE?!” “Well…Yeah?” “Great, how are we going to get out of jail now?!”
  83. “So…you gonna tell me why my brother is upside down and why you’re wearing my purple thong?”
  84. “Did you really have to burn down another Cracker Barrel?”
  85. “Sir, that’s impossible, you can’t do that.” “IS THAT A FUCKING CHALLENGE?!?!”
  86. “We need to invade Portugal.” “…Sure, why not?”
  87. “Did you divide by zero?! YOU’RE GOING TO KILL US ALL”
  88. “Stand down, Milady, this is a matter between gentlemen with mustaches.”
  89. “Next time you get arrested I am NOT paying your bail” “That’s a lie and you know it.” “….”
  90. “I thought you were dead.” “So did I”
  91. “John dont flush the dog down the toilet”
  92. “What did I say again about resurrecting dictators??”
  93. “Cucumbers are NOT pets… what do you mean, you ate him??”
  94. “Are you and God seriously fighting right now? And what happened to Satan?”
  95. “Are ferrets supposed to be blue??”
  96. “I’m the protagonist? Well I guess that explains why I look like about a thousand other people.”
  97. “Why do I do this to myself?”
  98. “Stop eating your tortilla chips with ketchup. It’s unattractive.”
  99. “How do you eat an entire cheese wheel in one sitting?”
  100. “Why are God and Satan moving in with us?”

Let’s make one more ‘100 Dialogue Prompts’ list together. Leave a comment with your prompt below. Don’t forget the double quotes “”. And as always, only one prompt per amigo! Also, here is your random Dutch word of the day: pindakaas

dreamy asks
  • 1. what is your favourite plant?
  • 2. do you believe in aliens?
  • 3. name three artists ( musical or art ) that have inspired you or impacted you.
  • 4. who are your favourite people in the world?
  • 5. talk about your crush or someone you love.
  • 6. what is your favourite dog breed?
  • 7. write a short story or poem about what your favourite season feels like to you.
  • 8. what are your favourite names?
  • 9. do you enjoy reptiles as pets? why or why not?
  • 10. how does art or music make you feel?
  • 11. do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
  • 12. indoor gardens or outside gardens?
  • 13. do you like long hair or short hair?
  • 14. what is your favourite childhood memory?
  • 15. what is the dreamiest/most surreal thing that has ever happened to you?
  • 16. where do you feel time stop?
  • 17. what is your favourite breed of cat?
  • 18. are you pro freckle?
  • 19. what is your favourite thing right now?
  • 20. what is your hidden talent? (example: memory, double joints, etc. )
  • 21. what is the best dream you've ever had?
  • 22. are you a good plant owner?
  • 23. what is your favourite article of clothing?
  • 24. how many languages do you know?
  • 25. what is your dream vacation?
  • 26. do you believe in zodiacs/horoscopes?
  • 27. if you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  • 28. who is the most unproblematic person you know?
  • 29. do you know how beautiful you are?
  • 30. what is your favourite feeling?
  • 31. what is your favourite cold drink?
  • 32. what is your favourite hot drink?
  • 33. what has been the highlight of your week?
  • 34. who are your favourite tumblrs?
  • 35. what are your favourite sounds?
  • 36. what is your aesthetic of choice?
  • 37. if you could spend a day with anyone, who would it be?
  • 38. do you like anons? why or why not?
  • 39. what is the nicest thing someone has ever said about you?
  • 40. list the top five things you love about yourself or your life.
  • 41. have you ever seen the ocean?
sunflower asks;

these are all inspired by the ethereal glo of sunflowers (and different types)

pacino: if you could be any age, what age would you be?
ms. mars: what kind of flower or plant are you?
goldie: do u wake up early to catch sunrises?
maximilian: who is/are your current sunshine/s?
vanilla ice: are you a plant or an animal person?
pastiche: what is your favorite color (include the perfect shade)?
red sun: would you rather have a planetarium or a botanical garden?
autumn beauty: who is the sun to your sunflower (a person that you look up to)?
moonwalker: do you consider yourself an idealist or a realist? why?
valentine: make a playlist (with at least five songs) that reminds you of home?
velvet ocean: what is your latest dream?
sungold: are you alright? really?
teddy bear: what’s the best present that you have ever received?
sunspot: what’s been bothering you for a while?
florenza: post a sunny selfie !!!
goldy double: what is/are the name/s of your pet/s?
sunrich limoncello summer: would u rather live in the ocean or the forest?
mammoth russian: what’s your height? and dream height?
little becka: what’s your favorite seed?
lemon queen: can u bake? what are the pastries that you could bake?
jerusalem artichoke: what do you normally do before sleeping?
willowleaf: what’s your favorite autumn outfit?
rosinweed: who are your favorite people?
purpledisk: are you living ur dream life? if not, why do u think so?
serpentine: what’s your most favorite birthday memory?
lakeside: what’s something that you like to do but you cant do it often?
prairie: what are the most beautiful things about your pet/s?
sawtooth: what’s a superstition that u can’t believe u believe in?
downy/ashy: describe your dream significant other!

ASK THE BLOGGER
  • 1. What are your hobbies?
  • 2. If you could have dinner with any 3 living or dead people, who would they be and why?
  • 3. What makes you laugh?
  • 4. What was the last good thing that happened to you?
  • 5. What is your biggest goal?
  • 6. What do you think is the meaning of life?
  • 7. Do you believe in an afterlife?
  • 8. Do you have any pet peeves?
  • 9. What do you like to do on the weekends?
  • 10. What was your favorite TV show growing up?
  • 11. What is your favorite TV show now?
  • 12. What are your favorite movies?
  • 13. Tell me one surprising fact about you.
  • 14. What do you look for in a significant other?
  • 15. What were you like as a child?
  • 16. What are some things on your bucket list?
  • 17. Who has had the biggest influence on your life?
  • 18. Do you have any pets or have you ever owned any?
  • 19. Talk about a challenge you had recently and how you overcame it or how you plan to.
  • 20. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what song would you choose and why?
  • 21. Talk about a favorite childhood memory.
  • 22. What is your favorite commercial?
  • 23. If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be and why?
  • 24. If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only bring one thing, what would it be?
  • 25. Who is your celebrity crush?
  • 26. Who is your favorite musical artist?
  • 27. What is your favorite music genre?
  • 28. What is your favorite color?
  • 29. What would you do if you won a million dollars?
  • 30. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
  • 31. What is your dream vacation?
  • 32. What actor or actress would star as you in a movie about your life?
  • 33. Where did you grow up?
  • 34. If you could trade lives with anyone else for one day, who would you trade with?
  • 35. What is your favorite book?
  • 36. Who is your favorite author?
  • 37. Who do you look up to?
  • 38. What is your favorite food ever?
  • 39. Are you a picky eater?
  • 40. Drunken story time! Go!
  • 41. What beverage do you consume most often?
  • 42. What is the first thing you wash in the shower?
  • 43. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
  • 44. How are you feeling right now?
  • 45. Do you plan out your outfits?
  • 46. What is the closest red item to you?
  • 47. Talk about the last dream you remember having.
  • 48. Do you love yourself?
  • 49. When was the last time you cried and why?
  • 50. Have you ever met a celebrity?
  • 51. Have you ever been to a concert?
  • 52. What are you listening to right now?
  • 53. Have you ever flown in an airplane?
  • 54. What is the craziest thing you've ever done?
  • 55. Are your parents or guardians strict?
  • 56. Did you have a good childhood?
  • 57. Have you ever been in love?
  • 58. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
  • 59. Did the one person who hurt you most in your life ever apologize?
  • 60. What are some of your turn-ons?
  • 61. What are some of your turn-offs?
  • 62. Would you go skydiving?
  • 63. What are you thinking about right now?
  • 64. Do you ever rent movies?
  • 65. Do you ever illegally download entertainment such as music, movies, etc.?
  • 66. What is your zodiac sign?
  • 67. Do you believe in karma or predestiny?
  • 68. Is there anything you want to say to anyone right now?
  • 69. Would you rather live a shorter life but be wealthy or live a longer life and struggle financially?
  • 70. What is your stance on abortion?
  • 71. Do you believe in ghosts?
  • 72. Who do you admire and why?
  • 73. What was your worst experience while under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
  • 74. Have you ever had a near-death experience?
  • 75. What do you daydream about?
  • 76. Where do you want to live after retirement?
  • 77. What would you change your first name to?
  • 78. If you believe in a God or Higher Power, what one question would you want to ask Him or Her?
  • 79. Are you more optimistic or pessimistic?
  • 80. Are you more introverted or extroverted?
  • 81. What is your dream profession?
  • 82. What do you worry about most?
  • 83. When was the last time you tried something new and what was it?
  • 84. Who do you compare yourself to?
  • 85. What excites you about life?
  • 86. What five words would you use to describe your personality?
  • 87. What is one life lesson you learned the hard way?
  • 88. What belief do you have that many people disagree with?
  • 89. If not now, then when?
  • 90. Is it possible to lie without saying a word?
  • 91. What activities make you lose track of time?
  • 92. If you had to teach an academic subject, what subject would you want to teach?
  • 93. What is your biggest regret?
  • 94. What will matter most to you when you're 80 years old?
  • 95. Are you a messy person or a clean person?
  • 96. Are you a perfectionist?
  • 97. How tall are you?
  • 98. What is your guilty pleasure?
  • 99. Do you prefer sweet or salty?
  • 100. What is your favorite social media website?

urrsari  asked:

I have seen somewhere that "bunny huggers do not make good keepers" and I would like to ask why is that? I do not understand the sentiment behind that statement, I am not even really sure who would one call a bunny hugger?

In animal management fields, people who just want to love on the animals all the time and treat them like pets and friends because they adore them are frequently referred to as ‘bunny huggers’. 

They don’t make good keepers because frequently when they’re applying for an animal care job, they’re doing it because they want contact with the animals. That’s not the job, and it causes a couple major issues when you’ve got someone like that on the team. Speaking from personal observation and summarizing the frequent things keepers talk about having to deal with: they’re often not willing to do the actual hard, dirty work that comprises 98% of the job because they thought they’d just get play privileges, and they’re also unfortunately more prone to breaking rules to try to touch or feed things. When people talk about bunny huggers not making good keepers, they’re talking about the fact that people who approach the job thinking wild animals want to be friends with them are often in no way prepared for the job at hand and are generally unwilling to do it. 

If you’re interested in the animal management field because you primarily want to hang out with / play with / touch animals, you’re straight up in the wrong field. 

My worst fear on a test? The feeling of getting an exam paper in front of me, and not being able to remember anything, while back at home when reading the book I thought I knew everything. Sounds familiar? In that case, it may help to try these techniques. They help you practice retrieving information, rather than being familiar with the concepts you are studying. These have helped me loads, and I’m actually pretty convinced that these techniques are better than many others I used to apply, like rereading and regular summarizing. Hopefully they work for others as well :)

1. Summarise… in questions.

How do you do it? Instead of writing down facts, you convert facts to questions. Underneath the these, you answer them in your own words. This is technically the baby of summaries and flashcards. Don’t do this with every small fact, but rather convert several to one question, and omit the less important things always. You’re not going to remember every detail and most teachers don’t require you to (of course if they do, study them lol) .

Why would you do it? It is proven that asking yourself questions about the material enhances understanding and remembrance. Additionally, you can instantly quiz yourself on the material. Only reading your summary is not going to help you much with remembering, but actively retrieving information is! Also, when you’re reading and summarising the textbook throughout the semester, you’re already getting your study material for the test ready => less stress and work for when you gotta study.

2. Teach your peer / pet / pillow

How do you do it? Explain key concepts (many books provide these at the beginning or end of the chapter) to anyone who wants to listen. Don’t have anyone who wants to? Your cat probably won’t mind (but who knows what cats want tbh) and your reflection is always listening to you as well. 

Why would you do it? Explaining things to other people requires you to really understand what you are talking about, and you will more quickly find holes in your knowledge once you’re not able to explain it. Additionally, you’re probably gonna have to explain stuff on tests so it’s good practice.

3. Re-do your homework

How do you do it? Pretty obvious. Well, don’t write every answer down in detail again! For maths it may be useful to only tackle the most important exercises again, while for history you may want to spend an hour to just go over them all and test in your head if you can form a sensible answer.

Why would you do it? Going over the homework is always a good idea because 1) the theory is practically applied in those questions, so you have to think about what you have learned, enhancing integration, and 2) teachers are lazy and will often reuse or slightly modify textbook questions.

Ask me numbers and get to know me ^-^

1. How are you, really?
2. Pizza or chicken nuggets?
3. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?
4. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
5. What are you looking forward to?
6. Do you like chocolate?
7. What’s your favourite joke?
8. Are you a religious person?
9. If you had a magical pet snail what would you call it?
10. How do you like your steak cooked? (if you eat it)
11. If you were a type of animal, what would you be and why?
12. What phone do you have?
13. Have you ever got blackout drunk?
14. What do you think people think of you?
15. If you could learn one random skill, what would you learn?
16. What’s something you want right now?
17. Do you have any brothers or sisters?
18. In general what do you think about art?
19. What are some of the first things you do in the morning?
20. Marvel or DC?
21. Do you like to talk on the phone?
22. What’s your favourite song?
23. What would you do if you won the lottery?
24. What’s your middle name?
25. Do you have any pets?
26. What was the last dream you can remember about?
27. Are you single?
28. Do you like scary movies?
29. What were you thinking about before you come on tumblr?
30. Favourite flavour of ice cream?
31. What’s your last text message say?
32. What are some things you are scared of?
33. Do you like travelling?
34. If you could ask your future self one question what would it be?
35. What kind of people are you attracted to?
36. What do you do?
37. Do you feel uncomfortable if someone who you don’t know is physically close to you?
38. What has been your worst haircut/style?
39. Can you play poker?
40. Where were you when you had your last kiss?
41. What’s your favourite flower?
42. Do you buy from charity shops?
43. Are you ticklish?
44. What do you do for fun?
45. What was the last thing you ate?
46. If you met a genie who offered you three wishes, what would you wish for? (more wishes doesn’t count)
47. Favourite band?
48. Do you have any tattoos? If so what are they?
49. Have you ever been fishing?
50. What was the last present you received?

Ridiculous Sentence Prompts
  • “Who wouldn’t be angry you ate all of my cereal and faked your death for three years!”
  • “I’m going to need you to put on some underwear before you say anything else." 
  • "Quick catch that cat it stole my wallet!”
  • “Fuck I feel like I got hit by a car… Wait I did? And it was your car?”
  • “The skirt is short on purpose.”
  • “I can’t believe I’m sitting in space jail with you of all people.”
  • “So why did I have to punch that guy?”
  • “I may have accidentally sort of adopted five cats.”
  • “I hope you know that my name is actually ________.”
  • “Please stop petting the test subjects. ”
  • “That is the tenth demon summoning this week holy shit.”
  • “Please put me down it’s just a sprained ankle" 
  • "So what if I broke my arm I’m still doing it.”
  • “Why exactly do you need chloroform at 2AM?”
  • “I’m like 75% this won’t explode on us.”
  • “You need to stop leaving dead bodies in my kitchen.”
  • “I understand the whole sleep talking thing but what I don’t understand is the princess dragon dream and why I’m in it.”
  • “I’m sorry that I got way too into playing house and accidentally kissed you passionately.”
Deep Ass Sentence Starters

“When you think about people who have died, do you picture them anywhere?”
“Sometimes it freaks me out that everyone around me has a life as complex and real as my own.”
“Do you sometimes suddenly hear your own heartbeat and feel sick because… What if it suddenly stops or something?”
“I sometimes just want something really bad to happen to me. Something that’s just really awful. I don’t know why… Do you get that too?”
“I can’t stand the thought that I don’t know what’s going to happen to the world in hundreds of years.”
“Does thinking about Primary School make you sad, or happy?”
“Most pets we keep only become a fraction of our age. Do you think that if they’d know this, they’d call us gods?”
“What are you more afraid of, space or the ocean?”
“There’s no way anyone can tick everything off their bucket list. We all want too much. It’s frustrating.”
“Do you think we’re in control of our lives, generally? Or do you think we just think we are?”
“If you knew you were going to die next week, would you tell people or live the way you were till the end?”
“I think most people remember the exact moment they realised they were grown up. Because of something said to them, or something they saw… Do you remember that moment?”
“One of us is going to die first. Do you think we’ll still know each other to find out who?”
“Do you think we’re all capable of murder when it comes down to it?”
“I’m so afraid of the moment you know you’re going to die.”
“Are there things people have said to you that have legitimately changed you?”
“Why do people fear losing things that they don’t even have yet?”
“How do I know you even have a consciousness? I can’t know.”
“What do you think our purpose is?”
“What if everything is just a coincidence? For instance: What if gravity doesn’t exist? Everything has just always coincidentally fallen to the ground.”
“If nothing else, we at least won the sperm race.”
“If you could send a message to the entire world, what would you say in 30 seconds?”
“Do you think other people’s judgments motivate us or hold us back?”
“If karma was coming back to you, would it help or hurt you?”
“Right, we’ve probably had enough alcohol for the rest of the night. We’re getting way too philosophical.”

Okay, guys. The vegan pet food post got something like 2.5k notes after the puppy bowl promoted a dog that was fed a homemade and seriously unbalanced vegan diet. I love it, good on y’all for spreading education. However, there was also a huge upswing in the notes of people calling vegans animal abusers for wanting to feed their pets a vegan diet. I cannot stress enough that you need to stop that. I literally just published an essay on how the overuse of the term abuse only pushes people away from being educated because it makes them react viscerally first and think later. So when you share a good, solid, educational link and follow it up with commentary condemning folk before they’ve even had a chance to read it and maybe learn things they were unaware of… you’re shooting yourself and your activism right in the foot. 

Most people who feed their pets vegan diets are not doing it because they want to make their animals die of malnutrition. They’re not doing it because they hate their pets or have no regard for their welfare. That is exactly the opposite of why they’re choosing that diet for their pet. The majority of vegans choose that lifestyle for ethical or environmental reasons: to them, it is a moral choice. We all project our morality onto the animals we care for to some degree - it’s why it is so distressing to learn your dog is aggressive or reactive or anything society codifies as “bad.” We are good people, and we love our pets, so how can they be bad if we are able to love them? Everyone does this to some degree, and often folk for whom vegan ideals are strongly moral ones feel like it’s important that the actions of the animals they love also line up with what they view as being good. In the case of vegan pet food, they’re just simply mistaken about the true effects of such a diet and not animal abusers.

The fastest way to alienate someone who thinks they are doing something good is to accuse them of being bad. Their actions align with their moral compass, so obviously they can’t be doing something immoral, so you are automatically wrong and your ability to influence their actions is immediately destroyed. When people are genuinely ignorant of the effects of their actions, kind words and genuinely well-intentioned education go so much farther than abuse allegations. That is the case here, so please stop accusing folk of abuse. They love their pets as much as you do and are often horrified to learn what they’ve been accidentally perpetuating. It’s not easy to learn you’ve done something hurtful to loved ones, so be kind and support them - you’ll help a lot more animals that way.

(In a beautiful example of demonstrative irony, this post is an example of me trying to educate you on why you are doing a well-intentioned thing that is bad and that you need to stop. But in approaching it, I’m not condemning you for doing something you thought would help - I’m (attempting) to communicate that I understand your intentions but that you’re missing some information that undermines your success at your goal, and then trying to provide you some more information to help you achieve it. If I just said “jeez guys, calling vegans animal abusers is a massive fuck-up” you’d be pretty disinclined to listen to what I had to say…)

Langblr Asks
  1. What’s your native language?
  2. How many languages do you speak?
  3. What language(s) are you currently studying?
  4. How many/which languages would you like to know in the future?
  5. Do your friends speak other languages?
  6. What’s the most difficult word for you to say in your native & target languages?
  7. How do you call your favorite animal in your target languages?
  8. Write your favorite color in all the languages you know it in.
  9. How long have you studied your target language(s)?
  10. What’s your favorite word in your target language(s)? Least favorite?
  11. What’s the funniest word in your target language(s)?
  12. What’s the prettiest word in  your target language(s)? Ugliest?
  13. One thing you dislike about your target and/or native language?
  14. Do you have any international friends?
  15. Why are you learning your target language(s)?
  16. Do you ever want to live somewhere where you’d speak your target language(s)?
  17. What was/is the first language you want/ed to learn?
  18. Have you ever made a friend speaking your target language(s)?
  19. Do you listen to music in your target language(s)? If so, who are your favorite artists?
  20. Opinion on duolingo?
  21. What’s your favorite method of studying?
  22. Have you ever played pokemon in your target language(s)?
  23. Favorite blog in your target language(s)?
  24. Do you ever speak to yourself in your  target language(s)?
  25. Ever speak to your pets in your target language(s)?
  26. Do you ever feel like your target language(s) is(are) under appreciated? Why/why not?
  27. How do people usually react when you mention that you’re studying your target language(s)? Do their reactions annoy you? Make you happy?
  28. How do natives react when they hear that you’re studying their language?
  29. Do you have any advice for someone who’s never studied a language before?
  30. Where are you from? What are popular/”useful” foreign languages in your area?
  31. Are there dialects in your country? Do you speak one?
  32. Have you ever tried to learn a dialect for your target language(s)?
  33. Do you ever want to have a career in languages?
  34. How has learning languages impacted your life?
  35. Do you have any big travel plans for the future?
  36. What’s your least favorite language? Why? Favorite?
  37. Do you know any obscure/useless words in your target language(s)?
  38. Was there ever a word you pronounced incorrectly until someone corrected you?
  39. What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you while studying your target language(s)?
  40. Have you ever eavesdropped on people speaking  your target language(s) in public?
  41. Have you ever had a negative experience with a native?
  42. What’s the most positive experience you’ve had with a native?
  43. Tell me about your best friend in your target language(s)
  44. Have you ever put sticky notes all over your house before?
  45. Do you ever think in your target language(s)?
  46. Are there any cognates between your native and target language(s)?
  47. Have you ever met a stranger in public with whom you spoke your target language(s)?
  48. Have you ever had an “I understand it now!” moment with your target language(s)?
  49. Do you have any language pet peeves?
  50. Is there a language that you’ve tried to learn but could never stick with it or just weren’t interested?
150 random questions tag

1.) What’s better, having high expectations or having low expectations?

2.) Would you rather go without junk food for a year or go without TV for a year?

3.) Describe your perfect man/woman.

4.) Thoughts on school dress codes? 

5.)Any strange phobias?


6.) At what job do you see Donald Trump best fit?


7.) Who was your first crush?


8.) Who was your first best friend?


9.)What is one weird thing about you?


10.) Top 5 TV shows you like to watch?

11.) What are your favorite boys names?

12.) What are your favorite girls names?

13.) Do you have any tattoos? If so, what are they? 

14.) Do you plan on getting (more) tattoos? If so, what do you want to get as of the moment? 

15.) Do you have any piercings? Do you plan on getting more?

16.) Do you like hugging people?

17.) Think of ANY person on earth right now.  Who did you think of?

18.) Do you have an iPhone? 

19.) What is the worst thing that could happen in your life right now? 

20.) Do you watch anime?

21.) What brings true happiness? 

22.) What is the most expensive thing you’ve ever paid for?

23.) If you could have any job in the world and get paid millions of dollars a year for it, what would you be and why?

24.) Do you want children? If so, how many? 

25.) Name and describe someone who you feel most comfortable around.

26.)If you could invent a holiday, what would it be?

27.)Would you rather have summer weather or winter weather all year round?

28.) If you could make an alien race, describe what they would look like.

29.)  What was the first thing you learned to cook? 

30.) Describe your sense of humor.

31.) What is the key to happiness?

32.) How many phone numbers do you have committed to memory? Whose numbers are they? 

33.) Name three songs that make you want to dance.

34.) What job did you want to have as a child? 

35.) Do you have any talents or skills?

36.) What was the worst punishment you’ve ever had?

37.) Did you ever do anything weird as a child?

38.) What is your dream car?

39.)  Describe something that made you laugh this week.

40.) Did you have a dream last night? If so, describe it.

41.)  Do you ever have repetitive dreams? Describe it/them.

42.) Describe the worst/ scariest dream you’ve ever had.

43.) Describe the best dream you’ve ever had.

44.) If God himself gave you a choice of either having unlimited money for the rest of your life or finding your one true love starting tomorrow, which one would you choose (keep in mind, you are still able to make a ton of money if you choose love, and you are still able to meet your soul mate if you choose money)?

45.) If you could do anything (and I mean ANYTHING) right now without consequences, what would you do and why?

46.) Do you have any recipes that you know off the top of your head? What is it/ what are they?

47.) Do you have your license? If so, do you have a car?

48.) Have you ever had a near death experience?

49.) Do you personally know anyone that has been to prison? 

50.) Have you ever been in a physical fight?


51.) When you get out of the shower, do you towel dry, blow dry, or air dry your hair?

52.) When you go to the movies, what snacks and drinks do you take with you?

53.) Do you like going to the beach? If so, do you like to stay dry or go in the water? If not, why?

54.) Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
 

55.) If you could have a superpower ASIDE from being invisible or being able to fly, what would you have?

56.) If you were able to live for however long you wanted to (i’m talking thousands of years without aging), when would you choose to die?

57.) What do you think happens after you die?

58.) Do you believe in aliens?

59.) Do you believe in ghosts?

60.) Do you believe in spiritual things like ouija boards, tarot cards, and crystals? Do you believe they are portals for evil entities to enter the mortal world? 

61.) If you could make one mythical being real, who/what would you make?
 

62.) Do you get tan, or do you burn?

63.) Describe your shower routine.

64.) Do you enjoy school? Why or why not? 

65.) In your opinion, what is the worst way to die?

66.) Do you get carsick, sea sick, or airplane sickness? 

67.) What’s one memory that you wish you could live again and again?

68.) What were some of your stuffed animal’s names from when you were a kid? 

69.)Do you have any pets?

70.) Describe your daily wardrobe.

71.)  Describe what your daily wardrobe would be if you were rich.

72.)  Create a character right now.  Give them a name, age, and character description.

73.)What was the last thing you bought?

74.) Have you ever bought a CD? What band was it for?

75.) Describe your perfect ice cream sundae.

76.) If you could make ANYTHING happen right now with no cost, trouble, or obstacles, what would you do? 

77.) What are some of your favorite physical activities to do?

78.) What were some of your favorite shows as a child?

79.) Describe how you would survive the zombie apocalypse. 

80.)What are some things you shouldn’t say at work?

81.) If you were told that if you killed someone, you would save 100 people, would you do it?

82.) How’s the weather right now?

83.) What is the background on your cell phone right now?

84.)Is it better to work at a job that you love or a job that pays well?

85.) What do you have within arms reach of your bed?

86.) Have you ever been fired from a job? If so, why?

87.) Have you ever won a trophy, prize, or medal? If so, for what?

88.) Do you have any posters, pictures, or art hanging on your walls in your room? If so, what are they?

89.) Are you afraid of the dark? If so, why?

90.)What is something that you’ve never done but would like to try?

91.) If you could choose three famous people or characters to be friends with, who would you choose and why?

92.) Do you smile at strangers when you pass by them on the street?

93.) Do you have a favorite TV commercial? If so, what is it?

94.) Do you like your handwriting? 

95.) Cable TV or Netflix?

96.) What are your favorite smells?

97.) Do you consider yourself physically strong? 

98.) Describe a time where you said something really rude or mean, whether intentional or not.

99.) Do you ask strangers to pet their dogs?

100.)What is your most embarrassing moment?

101.) Has anyone really close to you ever died? If so, who was it and how did you handle it?

102.)  Describe your plan of action if you were home alone and you heard someone break into your house.

103.) If you were to be born again, would you want to be born male or female?

104.)  What shampoo do you use?

105.) Guess the meaning of this word: ulotrichous. 

106.) Do you let messages (phone, email, text, social media, etc…) build up, or do you have to look at them right away?

107.)  Where is the nearest McDonalds to your house?

108.)  If you had $1 billion and you had to spend it in exactly one week, what would you spend it on? 

109.) What is the best thing you’ve ever eaten?

110.) If you could go on a trip around the world with up to three people, who would you bring (they can be people you know personally or famous people).

111.) What expletive/ explicit phrase do you say most often?

112.) What is your personal definition of success?

113.) How was your day today?

114.) What is the closest Big City you live by?

115.) Have you ever been in a car accident?

116.) Do you hide anything from your parents?

117.) If you could possess one talent, what would you be able to do?

118.) Ugly and smart or beautiful and stupid?

119.) What is the worst thing you’ve ever seen in real life?

120.) Use only 3 words to describe how you want your future to go.

121.) QUICK! give me a few things a brick could be useful for

122.) If you could make a dream society, describe it in great detail where it would be, who would be in it, and what rules there would be?

123.) If you could make any animal miniature, what would you make and why?

124.) What are your favorite candle scents?

125.) If you HAD to have one plastic surgery, what would you get and why?

126.) Do you prefer to hang out with the same sex or the opposite sex?

127.) If you could make a charity, what would the profits go towards? How would you raise money for it?

128.) Describe the body you wish you had.

129.) If you were a famous director, what would your next movie be about? Describe the plot, characters, and possible title. 

130.) If only women were to rule the world, how different would the world be by 2050? 

131.) What is your favorite alcoholic drink? 

132.) Do you have a problematic friend?

133.) Are you more spontaneous or more of a planner?

134.) If you could change your full name, what would your name be?

135.) What is one song that describes your life?

136.) What is one show you’ve been meaning to watch but can never find the time for?

137.) Do you find it easy to drop toxic people from your life that you’ve known for a long time?

138.) Do you like children? Why or why not?

139.) What is your zodiac sign?

140.) Do you like to dance? Do you dance often? In front of other people?

141.) Name some of your favorite colors.

142.) Have you ever shoplifted? If so, what was it? 

143.) If you could speak three additional languages, what would they be? 

144.) Have you ever been in legal trouble? 

145.) Have you ever had surgery?

146.) If you could change 2 things about yourself, what would you change and why?

147.) What do you want done with your body after you die?

148.) What three physical features do people compliment you most on? What do they say about them?

149.) If you could have your own business, what would you do?

150.) What current friend do you have that you’ve known the longest? 

13 Reasons Why Preference #1: Pets

a/n: let me know what you guys think; if you want me to continue doing preferences/who i should add!! i know this is shorter than my other writings but I wanted to get a feel for this first :)

Alex; Cat:

Originally posted by bullet-for-my-valentine09

“A cat? Alex, I never thought you’d be a cat person.”

“See, what I love about them is that they know when to be affectionate, and when to back off and take time for themselves. Also he looks like a mini tiger and I love that about her.”

“That awkward moment when your cat and you have the same personality.”

“Shut up, Y/N.”

Clay; Beta Fish:

Originally posted by 13reasonsvvhy

“Clay, you actually have the dorkiest pet in the whole world. It doesn’t do anything but swim in circles and eat.”

“Y/N, I’d like to remind you that I lost the baby doll we had to take care of for the Home Ec project within an hour, and you want me to be responsible for the life of something other than a fish?”

Justin; Snake:

Originally posted by rafaelasgomes

“juSTIN FOLEY WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?”

“What? I told you you were meeting my pet today, Y/N.”

“Justin, I thought I was meeting a dog because most normal people don’t name their pet snake Rover.”

“Whoops.”

Tony; Sugar Glider:

Originally posted by female-winston

“Tony….what…how…you know what? I don’t even want to know.”

Jeff; German Shepard-Husky:

Originally posted by wkom

“Jeffery Atkins oh my freaking god what is this?”

“He’s a Husky German Shepard mix.”

“Oh my god he’s adorable and I 10/10 am coming to your house without you like babe, I love you and all that but your dog is my new favorite Atkins.”

“Wow, Y/N, that hurts.”

“Love youuuuu. But you don’t have the sky trapped in your eyeballs so I think the dog wins this one.”

Monty; Guinea Pig:

Originally posted by montedelacruz

“Monty, babe….you know I think you’re the hottest, sexiest, most attractive personal alive, right?”

“Of course…but why do I feel like I’m not going to like what you say next?”

“…you know how they say that people look just like their pets?”

“Y/N, I’m going to stop you right there.”

Zach; Dachsund:

Originally posted by oliviagrey3

“Y/N, I’d like you to meet Bark Ruffalo.”

“Oh my god, Zach.”

“Do you know what happens in the summer?”

“If you say a stupid pun, Dempsey, we’re breaking up. So think, is it worth it?”

“….he becomes a really, really hot dog.”

A regular occurrence
  • Someone: Portrays Renji as stupid, lazy, generally bad at school/academics/work.
  • Me: *thinks about how Renji was one of the top students in his class and how he got there Bc of his own hard work and natural intellect, despite being bad at kudo. About all he's achieved, and how far he's come because of these things*
  • Me: Ah, oh well. *Clicks away from whatever fanfic/head cannon/thing I was reading*

It’s honestly such a shame that in order to “sell” proper husbandry, I have to make it appeal to the consumer and tell them how it’s going to make their responsibilities easier.

I can’t say “pellets are healthier for your goldfish because they won’t gulp air at the surface,” I have to say, “these are much easier to clean and won’t dissolve and get all gross like flakes!”

I can’t say “this pleco is way too big for your 20 gallon aquarium,” I have to say, “plecos actually create much more waste than they clean up, so don’t bother!”

Why can’t I just tell someone that what they’re doing is hurting their pet and that be enough for them? Why does making the right decisions for your animals have to also benefit you, otherwise they aren’t worth doing?

People are terrible and I hate them.

I get so very tired of the anti-gun crowd talking about needs. “But why do you NEED an ARK4715 with high capacity clipazines that shoots 10000 bullets a second?!” And we play in to that bullshit with justifications of how and why. Consider. Consider this. Fuck. You. One more time for the people in the back. Fuck you. I doesn’t matter what I NEED, or what you THINK I need. I am under no obligation to justify myself to you or anyone else. It is sufficient that I WANT to own something. Do you have to justify to anyone else why you own something? A cell phone, a car, a house, a pet pony? No? But you want those things, so you get them. I want guns. I have guns. I can and will acquire more guns. Why? Because I fucking want to and there is no further justification required. So, from here forward, miss me with that ‘need’ bullshit.

Originally posted by grungedaddykinks

Am I the type of person who would name their kids after characters in my favorite fandom? Probably not.

Am I the type of person who would name their pets after characters in my favorite fandom?

Meet my dogs: Moony, Padfoot, and Snuffles– and my Cats: Minnie and Bella(trix}

✧*.⋆ MUNDAY QUESTIONS: 

  1. What made you choose this muse? 
  2. What do you think about muses on Sideblogs? 
  3. Do you have any pets? 
  4. What is your favorite music? 
  5. What do you think about your writting?
  6. If you  face your muse, what would you tell them? 
  7. Do you accept any kind of anons? 
  8. What do you think about people that hates you? 
  9. ( if the mun have a fc ): Why you choose this fc for your use? 
  10. What connect you with your actual muse? 

anonymous asked:

i didnt know that about baby crocodile noises but it always pisses me off how often people talk/upload videos of them stroking reptiles, especially snakes, like 'my reptile loves me and loves being stroked' like. sure, a lot of reptiles can learn in time to tolerate or even appreciate small amounts of petting but why cant people get it into their heads that they Dont Work Like Us and a lot of the time, especially for babies, youre just making them distressed

Yeah I think people don’t quite grasp reptiles aren’t anything like mammals ??? and not to be a downer but they don’t register affection or attachment or form bonds like dogs and cats do, and so certain things ppl do to bond with other pets can actually cause them distress. Not to say reptiles can’t thrive under proper care, but I wish people would do more research on them bc u can’t just buy one and expect them to behave like other pets.

Injured Rabbit (Draco x Slytherin!Metamorphmagi!Reader)

Originally posted by nellaey

Request: Could you write a Draco x metamorphmagus!reader? The reader loves animals so when she finds a injured animal she brings it to the slytherin common room to show Draco and have him help her take care of it. I hope that’s not a lot😅  

The information on Metamorphmagi might be inaccurate oh well

Also this is trash heh bye


You were a metamorphmagi (like Tonks).  Not an animagi.  Metamorphagus skills were not acquired through a series of events like animagi, they are inherited.  You got yours from your mother.  You could transform into any animal (full form or just partial), change your hair color as you please, and you had a strong love and passion for almost any animal.  Oh right, you were also a Slytherin, and a proud one at that.

You didn’t exactly have any friends in Slytherin, though.  However, Draco Malfoy took an interest in your love for anything furry or scaley.  Whenever you snuck down to the forest to observe the animals, Draco would sometimes follow you and watch you with curiosity.  He thought he had always gotten away clean without you noticing him, but you had the ears of a hawk (sometimes literally), and would always hear him behind you no matter how far.  But you didn’t find it creepy, you were glad someone had taken an interest in your skills.  You were far too used to being called a ‘freak’ by other Slytherins.  Draco was fascinated by the way you cared for even the smallest critter.

One day as it was nearing curfew and you were walking past the forest to go back to the Slytherin common room, you heard the whimpers of what had to be a small animal of some sort.  You frantically searched behind some large trees and soon found a tiny snow-white rabbit, a bite mark with blood seeping out on its side.

You knew you didn’t have time to heal it then and there, or else you would get in major trouble for being out after curfew, even more by the forest.  You also knew there was no way you were going to leave the poor thing to die.  So you carefully picked it up, being careful not to harm it any further, and you rushed back down to the Slytherin common room, successfully not getting caught.  You uttered the password and quickly walked into the room.

Everyone else had retreated to their beds for the night.  All except for Draco, who was sitting on the couch and immediately looked up when he heard you enter.  “Y/N?” he said confused when he saw you rush to your bag by a table.

“No time, Draco, I need you to help me with something,” you muttered as you grabbed a pillow from a chair and set it on the table, gently laying the rabbit on it.

Draco was quickly by your side.  “A rabbit?” he said as he watched you lay it down.

“Yes, and as you can clearly see it’s hurt.  Get that fizzy blue potion from my bag,” you instructed.

Draco opened your bag and sifted through the potion bottles, and soon found the blue potion with bubbles fizzing around inside.  He handed it to you, and you opened the bottle and gently poured a small amount on the rabbit’s wound.  It began to calm down, and stopped wiggling and whining.  Next, you whipped out your wand and held it over the bite mark and muttered a quick healing spell for animals, the bite closing shut.

“Draco, there should be a tiny purple blanket in my bag, can you get that?”

He nodded and knelt down to go through your bag again, pulling out the purple blanket and handing it to you.

“Thank you,” you said and wrapped up the sleeping rabbit in it, picking it up and cradling it to your chest and walking over to sit on the sofa.  “Hey, Draco,” you began.

“Yes?” he replied and sat next to you on the sofa.

You stroked the rabbit’s ears.  “Why were you the only one down here when I got back?  Normally you’re one of the first people to go to the dorms.”

Draco blushed.  Like.  He.  blushed.  “Oh… uh…. I guess I just wanted to make sure you were safe…?”

“Aw, the Malfoy boy does have feelings after all.  Also, I know you follow me to the woods sometimes.”

His eyes widened.  “H-how do you know that?”

“Ears of a hawk.  Metaphorically and literally.”

“Well then…”

“Here, pet the rabbit,” you said out of nowhere and held the rabbit out to him.

Draco wasn’t really used to animals, but held out a hand and lightly pet the rabbit’s floppy ears.  “It’s very cute.”

“Very,” you answered.  “We’ll return it to its home tomorrow, in the meantime…. I’m really tired.”  You set the rabbit on the spot next to you and transformed into a black cat.

Draco jumped a little, forgetting you could do that.  “Y/N, what on Earth are you doing???”

You ‘meowed’ and padded onto his lap, curling up.  Draco didn’t really know what to do, so he pet your furry body as you batted at his arm with your tail.  You purred and eventually fell asleep, Draco still petting you.

In the morning, a lot of people were confused as to why there was a cat on Draco’s lap and a rabbit wrapped in a blanket next to him.


Please let me know what you thought of it and what I could do better next time!