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magnetic-dog asked:

how do u feel about the thing that happened with the gorilla at the cinncinati zoo?

Hi @magnetic-dog !

I feel this is a tragedy that could have been prevented; was the mom’s fault? the zoo’s fault? I believe we all are guilty since we all let animals being captive for our entertainment. 

Harambe is dead because zoos are no place for wild animals to be imprisoned.  As the Captain Paul Watson said:

Harambe should have been in the lowland jungles of Africa, with his own kind doing what gorillas were born to do and that means being a gorilla, not some character in a freak show so a bunch of gawking ignorant anthropocentric hominids can stare, tease, laugh, and take selfies.

I don’t have a lot of great childhood memories but one good one I do have is we used to have this shitty little Buick that flooded so much our mechanic basically said fuck it and drilled a hole in the floor but one day it caught on fire thanks to a mouse nest, and we had this friend whose nickname - no shit - was snakey chameleon who at 9 am put the fire out by pouring his beer on it. that shit will stick with me for life

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•COUNTRIES I’VE LIVED IN: 


England born and bred!

•FAVORITE FANDOM:

hmm…furry, pony, finalfantasy…to a degree marval…uh…i love to much to pick one (one of the main reasons i can’t actually stay consistant with what i draw)

• LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK:

English!

• FAVORITE FILM OF 2015:

…jurrasic world?..was that out that year o.o

• LAST ARTICLE YOU READ:

oh a article about a gorilla that attacked a kid who jumped in the cage and the poor gorilla got shot and it seems the parents could be sued for neglect. well…it’s kinda a good idea to watch you kids in a place with wild animals XD

• SHUFFLE YOUR MUSIC LIBRARY AND PUT YOUR FIRST THREE SONGS HERE:

mmm watcha sayyy~  ,  borrrn to be willlddd! ,  THE METAL! (tenacious D)

• LAST THING YOU BOUGHT ONLINE:

uh…might of been a steam game?

• ANY PHOBIAS OR FEARS:

bees, wasps…anything that buzzes and stings…I DON’T CARE IF BEES SAFE FLOWERS THEY ARE EVIL TO ME!

• HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU:

i don’t know!? dare not ask them to be honest XD

• HOW WOULD YOUR ENEMIES DESCRIBE YOU?

I have no enemies…well…none alive anymore hue hue hue hue hue

• WHO WOULD YOU TAKE A BULLET FOR?

o.o  i guess the logical answer would be to say my sister…

• IF YOU HAD MONEY TO SPARE WHAT WOULD YOU BUY FIRST?

a house! my own fricken place! you’ve no idea how nice it would be to own a place, renting is shit!

• RULES: TAG TEN PEOPLE YOU’D LIKE TO GET TO KNOW BETTER:

well…every time i tag no one does it sooo….yeahhhh just do it to yourself who ever reads this. its what i usually do XD

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Submission from Steve Cobbin

Hi, I’m Steve Cobbin.

I used to be a full time science teacher, working with 11—16 year olds for 25 years. Then illness caused a drastic rethink.
Now I still work with youngsters on a part time basis but my lifelong interest in art has been reborn.
I have always had a love of wild places, mountains, moorlands, rivers and the sea. I love exploring on foot and on my bike, recording those special magical places where atmosphere and visual beauty combine to produce something special. Tourist traps, mountain peaks or secluded woodland clearings, character and atmosphere are everything.
Recently I have concentrated on my local area—the Somerset Levels and the Mendips, while taking occasional trips to Dartmoor and Wales.
I attempt to convey the mood of a place by the use of vivid colour, stark contrast and exaggerated lighting while remaining honest and exact in detail.

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