Last night my cat, Atticus, died from what we suspect was biting a cane toad. He simply stopped breathing two minutes from the 24 hour vet, which was a 15-20 minute drive. While in the car he was seizing and shrieking in what sounded like the most horrible pain.
I’m a total mess.
Never been in a relationship. Don’t know how to initiate such a thing. But this genuinely made me feel a little bit better about my crippling fear of intimacy.
Steven Moffat Doesn’t Understand Grief, and It’s Killing Doctor Who
There’s a popular joke I’ve seen floating around on Tumblr for a while now. It goes like this:
Well worth the read.
While I love Who, I find that I’m having to put more and more effort into my enjoyment of it. There is very little gravitas in the show nowadays and this last season was hollow and emotionless, sacrificing the fantastic heart and sentiment of the show for the sake of spectacle. I’m still watching it, but I’m hardly as emotionally involved as I once was, and it has fallen down my favourite shows list as a result.
This graphic is fabulous. It represents a tiny crash course in rhetoric. Learn these things. Put them on your wall. Whisper them into the breeze. These are THINGS TO KNOW.
Bookmark this shit and the next time someone begins gobbling nonsense at you on a social network, instead of engaging, point them to this handy chart. Also useful: Thought Catalog’s “How To Have A Rational Conversation" flowchart.
Womb with a View — Animals in the Womb
They may grow to be very different beasts, but these breathtaking images reveal how surprisingly similar the beginning of life is for all of us in the animal kingdom. These pictures were captured using a revolutionary four-dimensional imaging technology and anatomically accurate models. Scientists have managed to shed light on the magical world of mammals inside their mothers’ womb.
The animals above are easy to identify — elephant, dolphin, dog and penguin and are all shown by their similar stages of development. The Asian elephant fetus above is shown at 12 months in the womb, catching some shut eye before she takes her first heavy steps in the world in another year. The gestation period for an elephant is 22 months. The unborn puppy looks ready set to pounce as he will reach his full gestation period at around nine weeks. For dolphins, the gestation period varies with species; for the small Tucuxi dolphin, the period is around 11 to 12 months, while for the orca, the gestation period is around 17 months.
Scientists captured the images for a National Geographic documentary called Animals in the Womb. They were created using a combination of ultrasound scans, computer graphics and small cameras, as well as some carefully created models, to document the animals’ development from conception to birth. They provide an unparalleled glimpse into a world that few of us would ever expect to see — and what a miraculous sight it is.
(TW: eating disorders, anti-gay slurs, cissexism, misogyny, all sorts of douchebaggery)
This is my new least favorite website. From their “About Me”
"Return Of Kings is a blog for heterosexual, masculine men. It’s meant for a small but vocal collection of men in America today who believe men should be masculine and women should be feminine.
ROK aims to usher the return of the masculine man in a world where masculinity is being increasingly punished and shamed in favor of creating an androgynous and politically-correct society that allows women to assert superiority and control over men. Sadly, yesterday’s masculinity is today’s misogyny. The site intends to be a safe space on the web for those men who don’t agree with the direction that Western culture is headed. Click here to send an email to the team.
Women and homosexuals are prohibited from commenting here. They will be immediately banned.”
they should be fucking shot
people who should be castrated
they should not be shot. nor castrated. think about it.
they should be smothered in fucking love and compassion. possibly the only way they’ll ever snap out of it.
$50 says if you castrate/shoot them they’re bound to just build a nastier website.
don’t perpetuate the cycle. rise.
What makes it even worse is they paraphrase the name of one of the most incredible, beautiful pieces of literature as the title for this horrible bollocks.
This is not how I remember my granny, but it is nevertheless my favourite picture of her.
Also I’m a super doppleganger of my grandfather it’s really freaky. I genuinely mistake this for a photo of myself sometimes.
why do humans get such lame differences in appearance?? like there are a bunch of different species of dogs and turtles and birds like why couldnt’ we get cool stuff like spikes coming out of our heads or giant fangs or the ability to spray acid out of our mouths no we got different fur color
we can’t even handle having different skin tones without fucking everything up
We could breed all sorts of desirable traits into humans. Like dogs. All species of dog are descended from the north-american grey wolf.
Oh no wait that’s eugenics.