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thatweirdcanadian:

myocardiac:

i couldnt find my headphones and its late at night
solution: get a stethoscope and put it up to the speaker with the computer on low volume

if i cant find my headphones what makes you think im going to find a stethoscope just lying around


Unless you are a doctor or EMT

thatweirdcanadian:

myocardiac:

i couldnt find my headphones and its late at night

solution: get a stethoscope and put it up to the speaker with the computer on low volume

if i cant find my headphones what makes you think im going to find a stethoscope just lying around

Unless you are a doctor or EMT

tinysaucepansketches:

morayahsketchblog:

So this is something I’ve been doing to try and get over a block in my comic work. I’ve been making Harry Potter wands.
Everything (aside from the fabric) here is hand made, the box is made from 300 gsm card, the wand from wood and glue and paint and various other things to give it texture. The letters are all hand written. The materials in your wand are in the little scroll and are sealed under “wax” (it’s actually dried hot glue, I’m not cool enough to have wax lying about. :C )
For those interested in the story behind this, I made one up. The wands come from a shop called M. Morayah’s Mystic Materials and not from Ollivander’s. M. Morayah Morgan is the proprietor of the shop. The Morgan family fell out with the Ollivander family decades ago after someone from one family got drunk and stole chimera scale supplies from the other family. No on can remember which family was which. M. Morayah’s wands contain varied and rare materials and is known for creating “adventurous” (re: sometimes unstable) wands. Morayah’s also sell potions and various other magical equipment. They are an owl order business and thus do not have a set location or shop. 
I’ll have these at Nom-con with me. I only have 9 of them though. They were a hell of a lot of fun to make.

D: I want one!!!!

tinysaucepansketches:

morayahsketchblog:

So this is something I’ve been doing to try and get over a block in my comic work. I’ve been making Harry Potter wands.

Everything (aside from the fabric) here is hand made, the box is made from 300 gsm card, the wand from wood and glue and paint and various other things to give it texture. The letters are all hand written. The materials in your wand are in the little scroll and are sealed under “wax” (it’s actually dried hot glue, I’m not cool enough to have wax lying about. :C )

For those interested in the story behind this, I made one up. The wands come from a shop called M. Morayah’s Mystic Materials and not from Ollivander’s. M. Morayah Morgan is the proprietor of the shop. The Morgan family fell out with the Ollivander family decades ago after someone from one family got drunk and stole chimera scale supplies from the other family. No on can remember which family was which. M. Morayah’s wands contain varied and rare materials and is known for creating “adventurous” (re: sometimes unstable) wands. Morayah’s also sell potions and various other magical equipment. They are an owl order business and thus do not have a set location or shop. 

I’ll have these at Nom-con with me. I only have 9 of them though. They were a hell of a lot of fun to make.

D: I want one!!!!

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kiakoki:

flanoirbunny:

linkmakingfaces:

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Young Link (Soprano), Wind Waker Link (Alto), Adult Link (Tenor), and Twilight Princess Link (Bass) wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with their, er, rousing rendition of a Christmas classic.

let me point out that Christmas has been over for nearly four months and I’m still getting the occasional notification that someone has reblogged this.  It’s also probably the single most popular post on Link Making Faces.

I do so much stuff in this fandom and the thing that gets the most exposure is Links screaming to the tune of “Carol of the Bells”

this is it

this is my legacy

Now that it’s the first day of December…

…I can finally reblog this.

rockuzan:

His name is Liui Aquino, a filipino cosplayer. And I think, by far, he’s the greatest Hiccup cosplayer I’ve seen.

dersekingdom:

test-your-luck:

IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.
One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.
 ”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter Emily Weyer aka Milly Makara was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at 951 229 3394. Thank you in advance”. -JILL WEYER

SIGNAL BOOST THIS PLEASETHIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. NO ONE IN THE COMMUNITY SHOULD BE GETTING HURT. AND THIS IS ONE OF OUR OWN FOR GODS sake STILL A BBY! NO THIS ISNT RIGHT! COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT. LETS HELP THEIR MOTHER CATCH WHOEVER HURT OUT FELLOW COSPLAYER! SIGNAL BOOST THE HELL OUT OF THIS AND IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO PLEASE SAY SOMETHING PLEASE DO NOT WITHHOLD Anything EVEN IF YOU THINK IT MAY BE SMALL IT CAN HELP!

dersekingdom:

test-your-luck:

IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.

One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.

 ”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter Emily Weyer aka Milly Makara was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at 951 229 3394. Thank you in advance”. -JILL WEYER

SIGNAL BOOST THIS PLEASE
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. NO ONE IN THE COMMUNITY SHOULD BE GETTING HURT. AND THIS IS ONE OF OUR OWN FOR GODS sake STILL A BBY! NO THIS ISNT RIGHT! COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT. LETS HELP THEIR MOTHER CATCH WHOEVER HURT OUT FELLOW COSPLAYER! SIGNAL BOOST THE HELL OUT OF THIS AND IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO PLEASE SAY SOMETHING PLEASE DO NOT WITHHOLD Anything EVEN IF YOU THINK IT MAY BE SMALL IT CAN HELP!

firstyoueatthebaklavaa:

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.

My mom has osteoarthritis and it’s awful. She used to be a mountain climber and amazing athlete; now she can barely move and can’t fall asleep at night because she’s in so much pain. NOBODY should breed animals to have this illness!

SIGNAL BOOST

falling-in-love-with-fandoms:

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henryviiisensuite:

and here we have the differences between women’s and boy’s/men’s tshirts

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Am I supposed to be mad about the price, or the insinuation that I, as a woman, need to be saved, but a man needs to be the hero?

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timelady-of-221b:

I FUCKING HATE SOCIAL ANXIETY BECAUSE YOU’RE SCARED TO TALK TO PEOPLE BUT ALSO DYING TO TALK TO PEOPLE AND HANG OUT AND RELAX AND HAVE FUN AND NOT BE ALONE AND LONELY AND FEEL LIKE SHIT BUT YOU DO FEEL LIKE SHIT BECAUSE YOU CAN’T EVEN RELAX ENOUGH TO TALK TO PEOPLE WITHOUT OVERTHINKING EVERYTHING

great-bay:

namillus:

great-bay:

okay, but wind waker link was about 12 years old when he started his journey…

he also gave the king of red lions a snazzy nickname

(I don’t know why, but as beautiful as these pictures were, I didn’t want them to stand alone, so…)

Uncountable fathoms below the fire, the King of Red Lions Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule looks woefully into the mirror, gazing upon this child’s face, stained as it is with soot and tears.

What right have I, he thinks, To destroy this boy’s future? Ganon must be stopped, but is that worth the price of Link’s laughter and happiness?

He ought to turn away - his heart cries out to see the boy in such distress - but part of him knows that silence here would be even worse for Link.

"I want my Grandma," the boy in green says, and Daphnes hears, unspoken, "I need a father."

What would Zelda say? He thinks, remembering his beautiful daughter with eyes like the sea and wiser than her years. He never had a son, and he never needed to speak to Zelda the way Link so desperately needs to be spoken to, her grace and serenity seeming to overcome all difficulties placed before her. Here, unlike all else that has transpired on the Great Sea above him, he has no plan in place, no contingency, no Last Great Hope to save his kingdom, so he turns to that same part of him that knew he could not remain silent, speaking from his heart, not his mind.

In the spire of Dragon’s Roost, as LInk cowers from Gohma’s furious lava breath, the gem in his hands shines and chimes.

"It’s okay, Link," he hears the King say. "It’s okay to be scared, it’s okay to cry. Let it out."

He was expecting an admonishment - an urge to fight on. This reassurance is unexpected, and Link stops crying for a moment.

"You are not weak to feel overwhelmed by the tasks before you. You are not cowardly to want to flee something that fully grown men would quail before. You are just a boy." And I am sorry, Daphnes thinks, but these words do not leave his lips - and they will go unsaid forever.

"But you cannot stop here, Link. The door has closed behind you. The room is getting hotter. If you give up now, you will never see your sister or your grandmother again."

"I- I know," the boy stammers, tears threatening to well up again, "B-but - it’s too tough, my sword isn’t even scratching it."

"Not all fights are to be won with brute strength, my boy. Look around the chamber. Find some way to crack the shell. Use your environment to your advantage."

There’s a long silence, and for a moment Daphnes worries if something awful has happened. Then, Link’s voice comes through again, quavering a little.

"The ceiling… It looks loose." The boy swallows, sheathing his sword and reaching for the coil of rope slung across his shoulders. "I don’t know for sure… What if it doesn’t work?"

"You must try," Daphnes says. "If you have an idea, if you see an opportunity… Link, you must seize it."

There is no reply. Then suddenly there’s a roar of anguish - not Gohma! - through the crystal, then a crash, followed by the monstrous creature screaming in outrage. Link’s voice cuts through the connection again.

"I did it! I dropped the ceiling on it, and the armour’s cracked!"

The boy’s voice is shaky still but brighter, as though he’s seen a ray of hope, and Daphnes permits himself a smile - one, though he would never admit it, of fatherly pride.

"Well done, Link. Don’t give up." Forgive me.

FUCK I CANT BELIEVE YOU DD YHIS OU WONDERFUL PERSON SHIT SHIT HIT

I LOVE YOU! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED TODAY!! ALL THE HUGS