1. 12:14 31st Jul 2014

    Notes: 94376

    Reblogged from phyteclub

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    airyairyquitecontrary:

bbglasses:

freshphotons:

1ml beaker.

tiny science

science for dolls and fairies

    airyairyquitecontrary:

    bbglasses:

    freshphotons:

    1ml beaker.

    tiny science

    science for dolls and fairies

     
  2. 12:05

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    Reblogged from catsuitmonarchy

    missmollypond:

    GUYS GUYS GUYS

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WAS LITERALLY WRITTEN BY A FEMALE ROCKET SCIENTIST

    SHE’S THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER WRITE A MARVEL MOVIE

    WHY IS THIS NOT GETTING TALKED ABOUT

     
  3. 11:59

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    Reblogged from hunky-bat

    hunky-bat:

    dang-dawg:

    serious question why do cis het kinksters somehow think they’re “queer”

    Because they see us as deviants from the norm with inherently kinky sexual practices duh

     
  4. 11:55

    Notes: 7185

    Reblogged from latenightliar

    samanticshift:

    Nobody wants you to apologize for being privileged; they want you to stop using your privilege to do shit that demands a fucking apology.

     
  5. 11:52

    Notes: 476579

    Reblogged from residentmadscientist

    Tags: mulan

    moonflowerlights:

    ninthtravelingman:

    nealdk:

    whatarefishfingers:

    ruffnutthorstonthebesttwin:

    theprettiestman:

    Notice how Shan Yu doesn’t even question it or make a comment about “BUT YOU’RE A GIRL” he just instantly goes into a “I’LL TEACH YOU TO KILL MY MEN AND STEAL MY VICTORY” rage and I think about this a lot sometimes

    ((Well that might have to do with the fact that he’s a Hun.  Women among the Huns had higher status than their Chinese counterparts and even some of their own men. Women were free to hunt and fight along side of the men, could choose their own husbands and divorce him if she choose to. There were even records of clans being led by women leaders. So for Shan Yu Mulan is just another soldier))

    thank you, history side of tumblr.

    He also might not have been able to see very well, due to whatever horrible disease has taken hold in his eyeballs.

    Pretty serious Wilson’s Disease judging by the copper buildup in in irises, and apparent melanocytosis localized to his sclera.

    Thank you medical side of tumblr

    (Source: subtubitles)

     
  6. 11:50

    Notes: 21078

    Reblogged from residentmadscientist

    morbi:

    Alright, now this is how you portray a cute makeover scene, so take notes.

    It’s nothing quite as boring and terribly cliched as “BOOKISH BUT GENERICALLY CUTE GIRL TAKES OFF GLASSES AND LETS HAIR DOWN,” we’ve got the real deal here. (for reference: from left to right, it’s Mayaya, Jiji, Tsukimi, Chieko, and Banba)

    First off, note that none of the girls wearing glasses lose them to present themselves as more “conventionally attractive.” They are instead used as a charm point, and Tsukimi’s outfit is even color-coordinated to match her red frames. For that matter, Mayaya even GAINS sunglasses, to keep her eyes covered while her bangs are styled in a trendier manner. A similar tactic is used for Banba, whose unmanageable afro is covered by a wig to give her a cute hairstyle that still frames her face in a way that fits her.

    None of the girls’ unique facial features are downplayed in the animation, either. Mayaya is still drawn with her prominent cheekbones, Tsukimi still has her bushy eyebrows and freckles, Banba’s nose is still drawn as simple tiny nostils, and no one’s facial structure or body type suddenly seems to shift to “super generically pretty,” as seen in so many awkward Hollywood makeovers.

    Perhaps the best thing about this scene (and something that Kuranosuke explicitly points out as he’s styling the girls) is that Chieko ends up requiring literally no changes. As she already has the habit of wearing formal kimonos as casual wear, she instead ends up benefiting solely from being grouped with the other girls in their trendy attire, and that’s considered her own unique form of beauty.

    IT’S A REALLY GREAT SCENE FROM A REALLY GREAT ANIME, BASICALLY.

    (Source: moonlightsdream)

     
  7. 11:48

    Notes: 289643

    Reblogged from program-ix

    emolambgonnaberam:


So Brad totally talked about this in an interview, saying that Shiloh prefers to be addressed by all the family as John (and if anyone calls ze—I guess, I’m not sure if there are chosen gender pronouns yet, so I’m just going to use ze/zir—Shiloh, ze’ll be all “it’s JOHN OKAY?”) and prefers traditionally “masculine” things like swords and boy clothes etc., and he and Angelina don’t care because they a) recognize that not all children are the same/follow traditional gender binaries and b) they love John no matter what so it doesn’t matter to them what gender ze is. Which I thought was awesome/adorable.
I’m not nessesarily a big fan of Jolie, however I will say this: If my mother had done for me what she is doing for Shiloh/John it would have saved me a a childhood full of frustration, numbness and confusion. I would not now look back on 19 years worth of life and wish I had been able to LIVE IT. Instead, I spent 19 years pretending to be someone else. I can’t help but feel robbed. Why do we tell children who they are? HOW can we tell children who they are?

Parents, please, LISTEN to your kids. Embrace difference and know that you are raising your children right by allowing them to be themselves and loving them unconditionally.


yOU GO ANGELINA, YOU GO

    emolambgonnaberam:

    So Brad totally talked about this in an interview, saying that Shiloh prefers to be addressed by all the family as John (and if anyone calls ze—I guess, I’m not sure if there are chosen gender pronouns yet, so I’m just going to use ze/zir—Shiloh, ze’ll be all “it’s JOHN OKAY?”) and prefers traditionally “masculine” things like swords and boy clothes etc., and he and Angelina don’t care because they a) recognize that not all children are the same/follow traditional gender binaries and b) they love John no matter what so it doesn’t matter to them what gender ze is. Which I thought was awesome/adorable.

    I’m not nessesarily a big fan of Jolie, however I will say this: If my mother had done for me what she is doing for Shiloh/John it would have saved me a a childhood full of frustration, numbness and confusion. I would not now look back on 19 years worth of life and wish I had been able to LIVE IT. Instead, I spent 19 years pretending to be someone else. I can’t help but feel robbed. Why do we tell children who they are? HOW can we tell children who they are?

    Parents, please, LISTEN to your kids. Embrace difference and know that you are raising your children right by allowing them to be themselves and loving them unconditionally.

    yOU GO ANGELINA, YOU GO

     
  8. 11:38

    Notes: 24474

    Reblogged from latenightliar

    Tags: animal abuse

    teapotsahoy:

    purplekecleon:

    koryos:

    If you love Scottish fold cats, I’m going to tell you something you don’t want to hear. Please, please read on anyway. If you are considering adopting a Scottish fold, PLEASE continue reading. This information needs to be more widely known.

    In 2008, the Journal of Small Animal practice released a short report on disorders associated with breeds of cats. In this report, the authors mentioned the Scottish fold:

    People who own them may be “charmed” by their round faces and open expression (and they may not realise that the reason the cats do not move around too much is because they are variably crippled with arthritis).1

    The gene that causes the cute fold in the Scottish fold’s ear also leads to the development of a degenerative disorder called osteochondrodysplasia. ALL Scottish folds have this disorder, whether they show symptoms or not- the fold in their ears is caused by a cartilage deformity that also affects their joints.

    Osteochondrodysplasia leads to crippling osteoarthritis, which affects Scottish folds at much younger ages than other breeds of cats. In cats heterozygous for the gene, the disease’s progression can be seen in cats as young as six months. In homozygous cats, it can be seen as early as seven weeks old.

    Affected cats may be grossly deformed, with short wide limbs and a short, inflexible tail. They show lameness, swollen wrist (carpal) and ankle (tarsal) joints, have an abnormal gait, and are reluctant to move and jump. Severely affected individuals become crippled and unable to walk.

    Many affected cats are euthanased earlier in life due to the profound effects of this disease.2

    The breed is often described as “placid” and “calm.” This is due to the fact that they are constantly in pain due to this disorder. Even in mild, ‘asymptomatic’ cases which can occur in heterozygous cats, they may still be experiencing pain due to cats’ tendency to hide their suffering.

    Many breeders of Scottish folds claim that not all heterozygous cats have the disorder, because the studies that examined the cats (which were all, heterozygous or not, shown to have it) had small sample sizes.

    In 2003, Lorraine Shelton, a specialist in genetic diseases, offered to pay for 300 x-rays of healthy adult Scottish folds to prove that the disorder was not present in some heterozygous cats.

    …She has asked a list of 300 Scottish Fold breeders from around the world to go to their vet to get X-rays done. She had offered to pay for these X-rays but not a single breeder had taken up that offer. You could not know whether this problem existed unless an X-ray was taken. If somebody would send her an X-ray of a healthy hind leg of a folded eared cat, she would be grateful as she wanted to see the very first one.3

    To date, no one has taken her up on the offer. The breeders’ unwillingness to have their cats examined speaks volumes. The authors of all studies on these cats agree: it ethically wrong to continue breeding these cats.

    It disturbs me that any breeder would knowingly continue to create animals that will be in pain throughout their lives. As a cat lover myself, I am begging you, please do not buy Scottish folds. Do not support these unethical breeding practices, or the concept that it is acceptable to intentionally breed unhealthy animals for the sake of how they look.

    Citations

    Breed-related disorders of cats (discusses issues with other breeds as well)

    Genetic welfare problems of companion animals: osteochondrodysplasia (a thorough description of the disease and its prevalence)

    FIFe meeting notes (leading to a decision not to recognize Scottish folds as an offical breed due to the disorder)

    There was also a follow-up email about Shelton’s offer which can be read here.

    Studies on osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Folds

    Osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Fold cats

    Incomplete dominant osteochondrodysplasia in heterozygous Scottish Fold cats (this is the source of the above x-ray pictures)

    Before you buy ANY animal, please do your research. If a breed suffers from high incidences of genetic disorders, don’t use your money to support the creation of more animal suffering.

    This is important enough to be posted to my main blog. I know I reblogged this months and months ago, but not enough people know about this.

    There is absolutely no way to “cure” the Scottish folds of this. The gene that causes the ear to look so cute and floppy is because of the cartilage not forming properly, which is what causes the health problems — even in cats that are bred Fold x Non Fold.

    What’s fucking worse is that they’re cross breeding Scottish folds with other cats. As soon as I saw them crossed with Sphynxes (anyone who follows me is probably aware of the three Sphynxes we have and how much I love them), my heart sank. This is called a “Skinderlop”

    Breeding is supposed to be about breeding healthy cats/animals free of defects, and about examining mutations to see what the health risks are, if there are any. It is not supposed to be about creating more cats who are doomed to horrible health problems from birth. That is so cruel it’s unbelievable - and people still defend this breed’s continued existence…

    If you know anyone who is looking into getting a kitten from a breeder, PLEASE let them know about the health problems associated with Scottish folds and cross breeds so that they don’t continue to support this sort of thing. It is needlessly cruel.

    While this is specific to Scottish Folds, I consider the problem here, valorizing the aesthetic of the breed over the animal’s welfare, endemic to all registered ‘pure’ breeding.

    Please educate yourself about the issues before buying any ‘pure-bred’ or even ‘cross-breed’ animal from anyone registered with a Kennel Club.

     
  9. 11:35

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    Reblogged from nutella4president

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    hottea4hotties:

This will never not make me laugh

    hottea4hotties:

    This will never not make me laugh

    (Source: topfunnystuff)

     
  10. 11:35

    Notes: 399941

    Reblogged from program-ix

    Tags: little miss sunshinegif

    opulate:

    this is like the most painful moment in any movie ever

    (Source: rnayablanca)

     
  11. 11:30

    Notes: 40963

    Reblogged from program-ix

    Tags: hiv

    ludicrouscupcake:

    poppy-the-knight:

    sourcedumal:

    I Love My Boo campaign features real young men of color loving each other passionately. Rather than sexualizing gay relationships, this campaign models caring, and highlights the importance of us taking care of each other. Featured throughout New York City, I Love My Boo directly challenges homophobia and encourages all who come across it to critically rethink our notion of love.

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    this is fucking adorable

    SPREAD THESE IMAGES LIKE WILDFIRE PRECISELY BECAUSE THEY FUCK UP THE MISGUIDED STEREOTYPES WE ALL ARE USED TO SEEING.

     
  12. 11:29

    Notes: 8514

    Reblogged from program-ix

    Tags: twall the things

    cecilfhtagn:

    "tumblr is great except for…"

    the neo-nazis? the violent misogynists? the white supremacists? the glorification of mass murderers? the blogs committed to telling marginalized people to commit suicide? the pedophiles?

    "…the sjws."

    ah, yes, clearly it’s the marginalized people trying to get rights. they are the problem here. because they’re occasionally overzealous. or something.

     
  13. 11:20

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    Reblogged from hunky-bat

     
  14. 11:19

    Notes: 6155

    Reblogged from hunky-bat

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    (Source: flamingovintage)

     
  15. Ugh guy on the train called the cops on a panhandl…

    Ugh guy on the train called the cops on a panhandler. lucky i was able to let him know before any cops got here