~capr

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Farm animals and the cutest, most vicious goat ever!

Today my little brother and his girlfriend showed me a place not far from our hometown near Milan that I had never seen before. It’s a small park, with an artificial lake for game fishing and farm animals which, during summer, are let free to roam around. 

Now that it is winter they are all kept in their enclosures, and as we approached they all ran towards us to greet us. After stroking the beautiful pony I moved to give some attention to the little happy goat, who started sucking on my finger. I was there laughing at how cute it was, until the goat decided to bite down on my finger leaving me bleeding for a good five minutes! It was obviously my fault, but I just didn’t expect the tiny teeth to be able to pierce so cleanly and deeply though my flesh and was quite surprised to see blood just pouring out like that! Oh well, lesson learnt!

We have also seen some Coypus (Myocastor coypus), known as Nutria in Italy and other parts of the world, leaving their burrows to go for a swim in the freezing water. 

@damiianos you inspired this so tagging.

alright so, there’s been a lot of talk of modern au damen and laurent and so can I just submit for your consideration. Damen invites Laurent over for a big family dinner. Damen’s Mom is like ‘so your cottage cheese boyfriend’s coming over huh’ and damen’s like ‘mommy please’ and she’s like ‘hey I just wanted to doublecheck before I make a WHOLE OTHER SET OF CHICKEN’

like my moms can’t be the only one who did this. when I invited my white friends over she’s like ‘don’t worry sweetie :) I will make a whole separate chicken :) without spice :) for their tender white tongues :)’ so damen’s mom does this because she is a lovely woman. 

and so laurent comes over and is like, a blend of nervous and trying to be confidently aloof but doing okay and mostly surviving by making snide marks at nikandros’s expanse and getting the Big Laughs™ out Uncle Mak. Then dinner time comes around and damen’s like ‘here love my mom made a separate dish of chicken for you’ and Laurent’s like ‘she what’ and damen recognizes that tone of voice and is like ‘babe don’t make it a thing she just assumed you wouldn’t know what spice is’ and laurent’s like ‘she just asSUMED???’

and the thing is, laurent is getting all righteously indignant but like. damen’s mom’s not wrong. laurent’s parents and brother seasoned with salt and black pepper, like reasonable people, and he doesn’t even know what other spices are even CALLED, thyme is what clocks tell, jerk is what rude people are, he doesn’t know why people are putting them on food, but like hell is he gonna be coddled. Like. HELL. 

So he eats the regular chicken, which is moderately spicy but like. Laurent’s entire face and neck is just bright red and his nose is running and he is just. Maintaining his poker face. not saying a word not even asking for water. and damen’s entire family is just watching in rapt fascination waiting for him to crack. damen is just. ‘babe please drink some milk’ and laurent can’t even speak he just shakes his head and shovels more of the chicken into his mouth. nikandros is enjoying himself way too much. damen’s auntys put on the kettle to make some heartburn-settling tea. the entire family approves. 

okay but my main complaint with Captive Prince is that now that I know it is 100% possible to pull off a homonormative society where Straights are basically illegal and have it completely plausible and work incredible well, im like, ???? where are the others. where are the other books like this. where are my books about cities and kingdoms and fantasy planets where not-straight is the norm. like. ??? my standards are high now i need this to be delivered asap.