I have never hit reblog so fast in my LIFE.
I have never hit reblog so fast in my LIFE.
This is absolutely fantastic.
This is glorious.
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
Let me tell to you a thing.
This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.
She was perfect.
But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.
I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.
A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”
They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.
This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”
I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”
Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.
So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.
Calypso was a year old when I got her, so technically being an “adult cat” she got put into the “adult cat room” at the humane shelter. I started playing with her and she was EXTREMELY shy and after a while of trying to coax her out she started licking my hand. A lady came in behind me and said “oh that’s so sweet of you adopting an adult cat, it’s hard to find them homes. you’re really doing a good thing.” And I literally turned around to look at the lady and I started ugly sobbing and snatched her up and brought her home LONG STORY SHORT ITS TWO YEARS LATER AND SHE’S PERFECT
Time to actually answer something truthfully. The greatest advice, no, the greatest power I can give any of you is this.
It’s OK to say no, even if you’ve already said yes.
This applies to everything.
Sometimes you’ll get shit you just can’t do and that’s fine. It happens to everyone. Just explain why you can’t, apologise and you’ll be fine. No-one can or should force you to do something you don’t want to. You don’t live in North Korea.*
*Please ignore this post if you actually do live in North Korea.
This is why NerdCubed is a beautiful man.
In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)
Nature is beautiful.
I want a story about a gay girl disguising herself as a guy to get into an all boy school. When she meets her roommate, he happens to have a banging personality and a very pleasing face. The girl has a sexuality crisis because she starts to fall for the roommate but in reality, the roommate is actually another girl disguised as a guy so that she can attend the school
Please make this happen.
Bohemian Rhapsody. Double Speed.
if you can listen to this entire thing with a straight face i will give you a cookie
I SHIT MYSELF LAUGHING 0.2 SECONDS IN OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER
at first i was like challenge accepted but then Galileo happened
the endi ng oH MYG OD
DEAD AS SOON AS IT STARTED
this sounds like an alvin and the chipmunks cover
I may or may not be totally in love with this.
Those people who constantly reblog your stuff but you never really talk:
I want a movie about a little girl, aged like 11-12, going through the struggles of prepubescent girl life, with her entire inner monologue is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.
Shot of disgruntled adorable little girl.
SLJ: I knew that Susie was a backstabbin’ motherfucker, and if anyone was going to ruin my chances of being Miss Sugar Drop Queen, it was that asshole.
I didn’t know I needed this in my life until now.
This is never not funny
PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN
Imagine finding a dragon egg one day, and it hatches in your house and thinks you’re its mom. Then the next morning you wake up and find this mini dragon has gathered all the lose change and shiny objects in your house in a pile, and is gnawing on a nickel. And then when you take it out for walks, it picks up every coin it sees cause its a hoarder. And your house is eventually full of coins. And you are rich. And have a dragon.
I want this. Now. Please someone make me a book.
Anatomy of Songs [wronghands]
I want to make all of these and just call each one the “generic ___ song” :P
Sigh, one of these things. Well, this’ll be…. fun. Thanks Malice!
NAME: Alex, Lokilotus (Loh-Kee-Loh-Tuhs), Loki (Loh-Kee), “Oi You”… Whatever really. :P Oh, and the pronunciations? OLD NORSE- NOT MARVEL, PEOPLE. NOT A FAN OF MARVEL (well, it’s ok I guess). I swear to god if somone calls me “Low-Key” one more time… :P
GENDER: *Shakes Magic 8 Ball* …Hmm… Ask again later… Interesting.
If you don’t do it, it’s cool, whatevs :P
Enjoy that accidental Three-in-one Selfie.
FOOD: ALL OF IT. Except Fish and some other oddities.
MOVIES: Don’t really watch many these days, but my all-time favourite is BEE MOVIE. <3 You could say that I’m rather Apiphilic.
TV SHOWS: Don’t watch TV at all, so instead: My facourite YouTuber is Direwolf20. :D
BANDS: Oh god we’ll be here for hours. Noemi, Dolcenera, Shy’m, Tal, Florence & The Machine, Coldplay…
PLACE: Anywhere I feel loved. :D
SCHOOL SUBJECT: The Sciences. Music. Maths. Drama. TBH Anything but P.E.
ACTOR: Too many to pick.
ACTRESS: Too many to pick.
SIBLINGS: I have None formally, but Soph (2nd person tagged above) is basically my younger sister.
DREAM JOB: Something sciency and teacher-y.
FEARS: Too many to list. Trypanophobia, Aichmophobia and Belonephobia, I sometimes get bouts of Agoraphobia, Anuptaphobia, Autophobia, to name a few.
RELIGION: Atheist, but quite open to people of religion.
TATTOOS: None, and will never have them, but I like looking at them. I think they’re pretty.
PIERCINGS: Again, none and never will, but I think *some* are cool on others.
LANGUAGES: English is my native tounge and the only language I’m fluent in. Done some French (very out of practice), Italian (farily fresh in my mind), Swedish (due to my grandmother) and German (again, grandmother, and also from my dad).
reason behind my url: Well, I’m Loki, and this is my Open Diary. As for Lokilotus, it’s my favourite old Norse god (Loki) combined with one of my favourite flowers (the Lotus). And yes, I came up wiith this before Marvel de-norseified the name “Loki”, or at least before it was largely popular. /sighs
# of blogs: One active.
Hope this was interesting. Yeah :P
I always reblog the loneliest whale. I wish they could hear you lovely girl. Your pitch is just out of their range.
You talk and no one ever hears you. Not a sound.
Maybe someday you will find a deaf whale that can’t hear anything and won’t know the difference. Then you can find some happiness.
Good luck whale. I’m still rooting for you.