October 12, 2014

vassraptor:

recoverykitty:

chelsea-cakes:

I was looking at ideas for costumes that would go around my wheelchair and I found all these! How cute are these kids!

Omg

OMG THAT WALUIGI COSTUME.

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October 12, 2014
Bisexual History: or how dare we describe historical figures as bisexual since ... well ... many didn't speak English so they never used that word

bisexual-community:

the-curious-bisexual:

essentialisinvisible:

I get the want to have bisexual role models and figures in society. I truly do but like when you label historical figures as bisexual just because they had relationships with men and women, you are helping take away the agency of those people in the past and many people currently. You can be straight or gay and had relationships with other genders. Sexuality is fluid. It doesn’t make you bisexual to have been in relationships with men and women but if you want to identify as bi you can. This applies to historical figures as well. The only way you can label someone bisexual is if they call themselves bisexual from their own lips. Anything else and you are mislabeling people and erasing their identities, which we as bi people know all too well so please stop doing that.

But it’s not like many historical figures went round saying they were straight or gay either - so surely putting any sexuality label on a person who lived before these labels existed is mislabelling? I’m just not sure why it’s only mislabelling when we choose to label as bisexual people who clearly had attractions to more than one gender.

Also fluid sexuality is just an experience that some people have, it’s not true of everyone or an experience unique to people who could be called bisexual.

While it’s true that say Julius Caesar — a well know historic figure who carried on so much & so publicly that Gaius Scribonius Curio, another Roman consul referred to him as "every woman’s man and every man’s woman" (see Suetonius “The Lives of the First Twelve Caesars) - did not dash about referring to himself as "bisexual", it is equally true that the primary reason for this is because that famous general did not actually live in the 21st Century nor did he speak the Queen’s English.

And may we be so bold as to point out that the aboriginal inhabitants of the Americas did not actually refer to themselves as First Nations, Native Americans or AmerIndians. And frankly until sometime in the 10th Century AD no one on “this sceptred isle” called any "blessed plot" of it England either.

However it must be said that one does not frequently hear people incessantly whining that to refer to any of these latter things is ahistorical. It is merely taken as a given, that it is a convenient way to describe various common things so a modern audience might have a clue as to what you are referring to.

Since the very definition of bisexual/biromantic is those who have the ability to have a physical, romantic and/or emotional attraction to other people of various sexes and/or gender identities — as oposed to monosexuals (gay, straight or lesbian) whose attractions are only to those of a single sex and/or gender identity - it seems a bit unclear how you would want historical people who are clearly by their behavior "bisexual" to be described.

And further since sexual fluidity is simply an interesting biological "thing" found in all homosapiens and indeed probably in a great deal of the animal kingdom, but it is only something that is readily apparent in humans (who can discuss it) who are bisexual (because it can sometimes cause some people to wander back and forth across an artificial construct called the gender-line), what all does that have to do with anything, historic or otherwise? 

Or is the actual issue (as is frequently the case) that people would just as soon skip the entire subject and we can all go on pretending that everyone everywhere is all just biologically rock-solid stable cisgender and heteronormative

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October 12, 2014
Remember to boycott Jelly Belly candy corn again this Halloween.

cinderpelt:

Last year, the CEO of Jelly Belly donated money to an organisation that was fighting to stop transgender students from gaining equal access to gender-segregated facilities. (source)

Please do not support Jelly Belly if you consider yourself an ally of transgender people. Buy an alternative…

October 12, 2014
prokopetz:

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures
it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep
here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 


i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.
Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.
(The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

prokopetz:

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures

it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep

here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 

i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.

Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.

(The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

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October 12, 2014

liquidmeth:

Project Unbreakable: 27 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them.

May have reblogged this before, but worth reblogging again.

(via rubyandhergingercat)

October 12, 2014
TUMBLR TAKE THE WHEEL

lizlet:

FOR A WEEK, I have been trying to find a freelance writer who meets the following specifications:

1) Writes good.

2) Lives in New York or is New York-accessible.

3) Has seen at least one season’s worth of THE WIRE.

4) Is free this upcoming Thursday evening.

5) Likes being paid…

October 12, 2014

makeupartistsmeet:

Lupita Nyongo

Essence Magazine

Makeup: Matin

Photographer: Philippe Salomon

Hair: Bok-Hee

Manicure: Bernadette Thompson

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October 12, 2014
spinals:

Movies:
Nightmare before ChristmasCorpse brideThe Addams familyThe Addams family valueSweeny ToddScooby DooScooby Doo 2Monsters Inc.Monsters UniversityBeetlejuiceGhostbustersGhostbusters IIParaNormanFrankenweenieSleepy HollowIt’s the great pumpkin, Charlie BrownDark ShadowsCasperUnder wrapsDon’t look under the bedMad monster partyThe worst witchHalloweentownHalloweentown IIYoung FrankensteinClueGremlinsPractical magicThe Rocky Horror Picture ShowHaunted mansionLittle vampireLittle NickyCoralineHotel TransylvaniaHocus Pocus
Shows and Halloween specials:
Ruby GloomPhineas and Ferb 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Simpsons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25Lilo and StitchAmerican Dragon: Jake LongKim PossibleDanny PhantomThat’s so RavenUnfabulousLizzie McGuireThe Proud FamilyHey Arnold!Ned’s declassifiedZoey 101
Recipes:
Iced pumpkin cookiesMini pumpkin swirl cheesecakesPerfect pumpkin pieNo bake spiderweb cheesecakeOrange and black cupcakesSpiderweb tutorial for cupcakes, cookies and browniesButterbeerButterbeer cupcakesCauldron cakesChocolate fudge cake with ghost maringuesFrankenstein marshmallow popsNo bake pumpkin spice cookie ballsCaramel apple cinnamon rollsThe ultimate Halloween spooktacular roundupPumpkin mousseOrange pumpkin pancakesHalloween candy buffetDIY Halloween candyCandy applesHomemade cotton candy25 sweet and salty Halloween snacks15 easy Halloween dessert recipesCandy corn fruit cupsMonster doll cookiesSpooky sweets for HalloweenHalloween cuisineJello wormsPumpkin chocolate chip barsChocolate spidersBrain cupcakesSpiderweb cupcakesPumpkin and ginger cheesecakeHoney pumpkin pieButternut pumpkin piesBloody floatsScaredy crackersHalloween candy made easyPopcorn balls64 non candy snack ideasOoey gooey monster eye cookiesSpooky Halloween spiritsGhoulishly Glowing cupcakesFrightful fruit kebabsPoison toffee apples
Playlists:
RocktoberDevil’s swingCome little childrenUp after midnightDid you hear that?ManhuntBilly where are you, Billy? Is that you?EVERYBODY SCREAM!The chillsCreepy songsSpooky tunesDouble, double, toil & trubbleDance around the fireIndie horrorNoctuaryCarnival cabaretIt’s too quietHalloween fanmix vol. 1Halloween fanmix vol. 2WitchesLight the torchesThrillerConversations with ghostsBad moon rising
Decorations & costumes:
DIY pumpkin candlesIndoors Halloween decoration30 DIY decorations for HalloweenCanning jar lid pumpkinDecorating with autumn leavesCheap Halloween decorationsBest Halloween decorationsHalloween crafts for kidsQuick and inexpensive Halloween decorationsLast minute skeleton costumesLast minute Wednesday Addams costumeSilent film stars costumesUmbrella bat costumeQuick costumes for kids60 fall decorating ideasFancy napkin decor11 enchanting Halloween decorating ideasNo carve pumpkin decoratingHaunting homemade Halloween decorationsDIY Halloween decorationsHomemade Halloween decorationsHow to make styrofoam tombstones40 easy to make Halloween decorsOrigami batsSpooky jars80s makeup tutorialEasy DIY Halloween costume ideasSparkly mermaid makeup tutorialLioness makeup tutorialCorpse paint tutorialCartoon lips1920s flapper lookEasy Halloween craftsSpider Queen makeup tutorialSally (Nightmare before Christmas) makeup tutorialSkull makeup tutorial

spinals:

Movies:

Nightmare before Christmas
Corpse bride
The Addams family
The Addams family value
Sweeny Todd
Scooby Doo
Scooby Doo 2
Monsters Inc.
Monsters University
Beetlejuice
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters II
ParaNorman
Frankenweenie
Sleepy Hollow
It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Dark Shadows
Casper
Under wraps
Don’t look under the bed
Mad monster party
The worst witch
Halloweentown
Halloweentown II
Young Frankenstein
Clue
Gremlins
Practical magic
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Haunted mansion
Little vampire
Little Nicky
Coraline
Hotel Transylvania
Hocus Pocus

Shows and Halloween specials:

Ruby Gloom
Phineas and Ferb 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
Simpsons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25
Lilo and Stitch
American Dragon: Jake Long
Kim Possible
Danny Phantom
That’s so Raven
Unfabulous
Lizzie McGuire
The Proud Family
Hey Arnold!
Ned’s declassified
Zoey 101

Recipes:

Iced pumpkin cookies
Mini pumpkin swirl cheesecakes
Perfect pumpkin pie
No bake spiderweb cheesecake
Orange and black cupcakes
Spiderweb tutorial for cupcakes, cookies and brownies
Butterbeer
Butterbeer cupcakes
Cauldron cakes
Chocolate fudge cake with ghost maringues
Frankenstein marshmallow pops
No bake pumpkin spice cookie balls
Caramel apple cinnamon rolls
The ultimate Halloween spooktacular roundup
Pumpkin mousse
Orange pumpkin pancakes
Halloween candy buffet
DIY Halloween candy
Candy apples
Homemade cotton candy
25 sweet and salty Halloween snacks
15 easy Halloween dessert recipes
Candy corn fruit cups
Monster doll cookies
Spooky sweets for Halloween
Halloween cuisine
Jello worms
Pumpkin chocolate chip bars
Chocolate spiders
Brain cupcakes
Spiderweb cupcakes
Pumpkin and ginger cheesecake
Honey pumpkin pie
Butternut pumpkin pies
Bloody floats
Scaredy crackers
Halloween candy made easy
Popcorn balls
64 non candy snack ideas
Ooey gooey monster eye cookies
Spooky Halloween spirits
Ghoulishly Glowing cupcakes
Frightful fruit kebabs
Poison toffee apples

Playlists:

Rocktober
Devil’s swing
Come little children
Up after midnight
Did you hear that?
Manhunt
Billy where are you, Billy? Is that you?
EVERYBODY SCREAM!
The chills
Creepy songs
Spooky tunes
Double, double, toil & trubble
Dance around the fire
Indie horror
Noctuary
Carnival cabaret
It’s too quiet
Halloween fanmix vol. 1
Halloween fanmix vol. 2
Witches
Light the torches
Thriller
Conversations with ghosts
Bad moon rising

Decorations & costumes:

DIY pumpkin candles
Indoors Halloween decoration
30 DIY decorations for Halloween
Canning jar lid pumpkin
Decorating with autumn leaves
Cheap Halloween decorations
Best Halloween decorations
Halloween crafts for kids
Quick and inexpensive Halloween decorations
Last minute skeleton costumes
Last minute Wednesday Addams costume
Silent film stars costumes
Umbrella bat costume
Quick costumes for kids
60 fall decorating ideas
Fancy napkin decor
11 enchanting Halloween decorating ideas
No carve pumpkin decorating
Haunting homemade Halloween decorations
DIY Halloween decorations
Homemade Halloween decorations
How to make styrofoam tombstones
40 easy to make Halloween decors
Origami bats
Spooky jars
80s makeup tutorial
Easy DIY Halloween costume ideas
Sparkly mermaid makeup tutorial
Lioness makeup tutorial
Corpse paint tutorial
Cartoon lips
1920s flapper look
Easy Halloween crafts
Spider Queen makeup tutorial
Sally (Nightmare before Christmas) makeup tutorial
Skull makeup tutorial

(Source: kaijuborn, via rubyandhergingercat)

October 12, 2014

reducto1:

nevver:

Meanwhile, Hong Kong

Meanwhile, myself

Yeah I am still at the middle of protesting so please support us :(

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October 12, 2014

monanotlisa:

catalina91:

plantaplanta:

10thfloorghostgirl:

charliexxx:

So. I had no idea about this app until I went into my doctor and he told me about it. 

LISTEN UP. THIS APP. THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE IS SERIOUSLY A BLESSING. ESPECIALLY TO ANYONE WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEMS (which is kind of everyone now). THIS IS NOT INSURANCE THOUGH. BUT IT WILL HELP YOU OUT. DOWNLOAD THIS APP RIGHT NOW. NO. STOP READING. DOWNLOAD IT

This app allows you to input the prescription you have, select your dose, and then find a place near you (or your own pharmacy) with the cheapest price. Then you click “get code/coupon/discount card,” show that to the pharmacist, and THERE YOU GO. SAVING YOU SOME CASH TO GET YOURSELF A WELL DESERVED DRINK, CANDY BAR, DATE MONEY, SEX TOY CASH, OR GO BUY YOURSELF A HAMSTER AND NAME HIM STARLORD WITH THE EXTRA MONEY

No, but in all seriousness. This app is saving my ass right now. 

I’m Trans* and have Fibromyalgia, and this is really making a difference already. I hope this helps out other people. We all know it fucking sucks to have to pay this much for the medication we need to function in life. 

this really helped me out when i didn’t have insurance. like, being able to spend only $8 on meds that normally would’ve cost me $100+ is incredible.

Very important

I recommend this everyday for my clients. You can use it for your pet’s medications as well!

Haven’t tried this app, but I can attest that looking around for cheaper solutions via technology makes a world of difference. Some painkillers of mine are not covered by my crappy insurance, but I found a coupon online that reduced the price from 350 USD to 140 USD (still too much, but when you’re desperate for agony to end then that is what you pay if you can afford it at all).

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October 12, 2014

secretsofaginger:

Actual Disney Princess: Lupita Nyong’o

(Source: girlannachronism, via poisontaster)

October 11, 2014
rebloggedcucumbers:

mybodypeaceofmind:

symphonyofawesomeness:

All these lovely ladies weigh 154lbs. We all carry weight differently, don’t live your life by an outdated chart. Find a number that looks and feels good.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK. WEIGHT COMES IN DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZES.

This is actually a really lovely artistic reference as well. Also HOLY SHIT NEW REBLOG SYSTEM??? dang.


It’s really interesting to me how the middle four women are almost the exact same height and weigh the same, and yet have totally different body types. I would never have guessed that Thilini and Nikki are the same weight, but they are!

rebloggedcucumbers:

mybodypeaceofmind:

symphonyofawesomeness:

All these lovely ladies weigh 154lbs. We all carry weight differently, don’t live your life by an outdated chart. Find a number that looks and feels good.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK. WEIGHT COMES IN DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZES.

This is actually a really lovely artistic reference as well. Also HOLY SHIT NEW REBLOG SYSTEM??? dang.

It’s really interesting to me how the middle four women are almost the exact same height and weigh the same, and yet have totally different body types. I would never have guessed that Thilini and Nikki are the same weight, but they are!

(via dsudis)

October 11, 2014

workneverover:

spiritofsalt:

Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is everythiiiiing, oh my fucki— *explodes*

Um, where can I watch this movie NOW?

(via dsudis)

October 11, 2014
realitymonster:

sammiwolfe:

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

Hey everyone, as someone who grew up with horseshoe crabs literally everywhere I’d like to bring your attention to these fine, prehistoric bottom-feeders. Growing up in Gerritsen Beach (In Brooklyn, NY) meant seeing dozens upon dozens of horseshoe crabs trapped in fishing lines and shredded sandbags, stuck above the high-tide marks during low tide, and sometimes washed up on the rocks. Which led to probably hundreds of hours cutting them loose every summer during the mating seasons. Horseshoe crabs are 10000% harmless to you and can be easily handled (just don’t dangle them from their tails (known as a telson); that’s painful and you may accidentally rip the tail off and they’ll have to wait until their next molt to grow a new one!).
If you see a horseshoe crab on the beach, gently nudge it with your foot. Most of them will respond by waving their telson around. If it doesn’t respond, flip it over to check for moving limbs. If you suspect it is tangled and can’t move and you can’t bring it straight to the water because of this get a bucket of sea water and slowly pour it over the book gills and legs. As you work to untangle these rad critters, which are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs, pour more water over it periodically until you can return it to the ocean. However, during the mating season horseshoe crabs will attach together, with the large female toting around a smaller male behind her, and bury themselves in sand and mud to lay their eggs. Do not dig up these horseshoe crabs unless you are absolutely sure that they are stuck above the high tide mark. If you see dozens of beached horseshoe crabs but none of them are clinging together and the tide is going out, please do your part and turn them back in the direction of the water. Place them at the water’s edge and let them decide which direction they want to go in to be absolutely sure that they aren’t stranded accidentally.
Horseshoe crabs cannot bite you, and their “pincers” are really just for picking up food and don’t hurt if they try to grab you. They may be a little intimidating-looking but they are harmless and will be grateful for your help.

Just look at all those friendly legs waiting to tickle you in thanks for helping them not die a slow death of baking in the sun and getting eaten by gulls and other sea birds!
Please, protect our bottom feeding horseshoe crabs at all costs. Yes their blood has important medicinal value, being copper-based unlike our iron-based blood, but overharvesting them can have devastating effects on our underwater ecosystems. When being harvested for blood they should actually be returned to the ocean after taking a little, rather than bled dry


Ooh, more information.

realitymonster:

sammiwolfe:

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: 

Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)

Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. 

Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. 

This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

Hey everyone, as someone who grew up with horseshoe crabs literally everywhere I’d like to bring your attention to these fine, prehistoric bottom-feeders. Growing up in Gerritsen Beach (In Brooklyn, NY) meant seeing dozens upon dozens of horseshoe crabs trapped in fishing lines and shredded sandbags, stuck above the high-tide marks during low tide, and sometimes washed up on the rocks. Which led to probably hundreds of hours cutting them loose every summer during the mating seasons. Horseshoe crabs are 10000% harmless to you and can be easily handled (just don’t dangle them from their tails (known as a telson); that’s painful and you may accidentally rip the tail off and they’ll have to wait until their next molt to grow a new one!).

If you see a horseshoe crab on the beach, gently nudge it with your foot. Most of them will respond by waving their telson around. If it doesn’t respond, flip it over to check for moving limbs. If you suspect it is tangled and can’t move and you can’t bring it straight to the water because of this get a bucket of sea water and slowly pour it over the book gills and legs. As you work to untangle these rad critters, which are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs, pour more water over it periodically until you can return it to the ocean. However, during the mating season horseshoe crabs will attach together, with the large female toting around a smaller male behind her, and bury themselves in sand and mud to lay their eggs. Do not dig up these horseshoe crabs unless you are absolutely sure that they are stuck above the high tide mark. If you see dozens of beached horseshoe crabs but none of them are clinging together and the tide is going out, please do your part and turn them back in the direction of the water. Place them at the water’s edge and let them decide which direction they want to go in to be absolutely sure that they aren’t stranded accidentally.

Horseshoe crabs cannot bite you, and their “pincers” are really just for picking up food and don’t hurt if they try to grab you. They may be a little intimidating-looking but they are harmless and will be grateful for your help.

Just look at all those friendly legs waiting to tickle you in thanks for helping them not die a slow death of baking in the sun and getting eaten by gulls and other sea birds!

Please, protect our bottom feeding horseshoe crabs at all costs. Yes their blood has important medicinal value, being copper-based unlike our iron-based blood, but overharvesting them can have devastating effects on our underwater ecosystems. When being harvested for blood they should actually be returned to the ocean after taking a little, rather than bled dry

Ooh, more information.

(via realmenwearpuppypants)

October 11, 2014
happy coming out day y’all!!

amygaertner:

bi-privilege:

this is a reminder that

  • if you don’t want to come out as bi because you’re worried about negative reactions, that’s totally okay
  • if you don’t want to come out as bi because you’re just not ready yet, that’s also totally fine
  • if you don’t want to come out as bi because you just don’t feel like it’s anyone else’s business, that’s also totally fine
  • if you’re only out to some people and not others, that’s still totally fine
  • not coming out doesn’t make you a bad bisexual
  • your personal safety is always a top priority
  • coming out is about what makes you most happy and comfortable, not about anything else
  • you rock

that being said, to everyone who is planning on coming out today, good luck and i hope it goes well. if you’re considering coming out in the near future but aren’t sure where to start, i do have some advice/resources up which you may find useful

i <3 u all

I have mixed (but generally positive) feelings about Coming Out Day. I would remind everyone that “coming out” is not a day, but rather a process: one you’ll likely be involved in for the rest of your life. Hetero- and cissexism means that we don’t get to just “come out” once and have everyone recognize and understand for the rest of our lives. In my 30s, I still “come out” on a weekly basis.

That said, there are certainly significant moments in your Coming Out life: the first person you ever told, when you told a parent or other significant family member, the first time you were out at work or school. Those days are huge and can certainly take some planning and preparation. For those days: take care of yourself, reach out to the resources that are available, and good luck! Remember that coming out is about you: you do it on your terms.

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