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30th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Homestuck Positivity Project with 16 notes

homestuckpositivityproject:

For cattheterrible and squigglehaunt!

Thank you, you darling angel.

homestuckpositivityproject:

For cattheterrible and squigglehaunt!

Thank you, you darling angel.

Tagged: my kawaii lifeHomestuckthankfriends

28th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Shut Up I'm Kawaii. with 176,678 notes

hyrulehobbit:

eyeslikedust:

birdstump:

How can I not reblog something that contains the word “lemonling.”

Nubbins

Tagged: Adventure Timecomicssealsanimalscute

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28th September 2014

Photo reblogged from my kawaii life, the blog. with 3,197 notes

blackbanshee:

malformalady:

Two-headed(polycephalic) bull shark

blackbanshee:

malformalady:

Two-headed(polycephalic) bull shark

Tagged: naturesea creaturesskeletonssharksyes goodSCIENCE!

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28th September 2014

Photo reblogged from shellebelle's sea shells with 111 notes

cultplanetdraws:


Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?

Idea has been spinning since about… halfway through the first arc of Agent of Asgard? Not sure if I’m going to finish it yet.

cultplanetdraws:

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?

Idea has been spinning since about… halfway through the first arc of Agent of Asgard? Not sure if I’m going to finish it yet.

Tagged: LokiMarvel Comicsmy hero

Source: cultplanetdraws

28th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from shellebelle's sea shells with 2,823 notes

whichmakesusverybloodyfoxy:

"He’s like a crazy, creepy Gothic rock star."

He’s fucking perfect more like.

Tagged: gifLokiTom Hiddlestonmy heromen

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28th September 2014

Photo reblogged from shellebelle's sea shells with 33,928 notes

viinasu:

Harley Quinn gives me so much life

viinasu:

Harley Quinn gives me so much life

Tagged: laugh rulecomicsHarley Quinn

Source: viinasu

28th September 2014

Photo reblogged from dr girlfriend with 227,330 notes

bottomjared:

im dead

bottomjared:

im dead

Tagged: laugh rulepunsmy heromoustache

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27th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from It's all just a dream with 134,412 notes

journey-with-you-512:

hipsterinatardis:

"das me"

the noises i made were not human

Tagged: skeletons

Source: queenpiss

27th September 2014

Photo reblogged from shellebelle's sea shells with 2,256 notes

cute-overload:

Australian western pygmy possumhttp://cute-overload.tumblr.com

cute-overload:

Australian western pygmy possum
http://cute-overload.tumblr.com

Tagged: animalscute

Source: cute-overload

27th September 2014

Chat reblogged from Spooky Emo Revival Riot Trash with 20,699 notes

  • me at an anime convention in full cosplay: look at all these fucking NERDS

Tagged: gpoyconventionscosplayNERDS

Source: sparklehime

27th September 2014

Question reblogged from "not this het shit again" I shout at the sun with 1,095 notes

Anonymous said: Do you think pugs should be allowed to die out? Scottish folds? Are there any [other] breeds of dogs and or cats you think we should let go extinct?

koryos:

I think wording it this way is extremely misleading. First of all, dog (and cat) breeds are not individual species, or even subspecies (dogs themselves are a subspecies of the gray wolf, and cats are a subspecies of the African wildcat!). Since the biological definition of “extinction” refers to the loss of an entire species or subspecies, the disappearance of a dog breed isn’t extinction because the dog subspecies, as a whole, is going to be just fine.

I do understand that the common usage of “extinction” can be applied to the disappearance of most anything, that’s fine; I’m just trying to explain the broader context here.

Dog (and cat) breeds are not that genetically different from each other at all; their differences largely come from a series of mutations that have been reproduced by humans via selective breeding. That’s it. So if a breed were to “die out” all that means is that that particular combination of mutations aren’t showing up anymore in the species (or subspecies). Frankly speaking, it’d probably be possible to get most or all of them back in a few generations of crossbreeding other dogs- unless their traits are really really rare. (Rare traits often come with their own caveats, as with folded ears in Scottish folds.)

"Purebred" dogs and cats are kind of a paradox in and of themselves, and so are dog shows; all that purebred animals are is creatures bred in such a way that most offspring have the same set of desired traits that their parents have. The positives of purebred animals are more predictable looks and slightly more predictable temperaments, energy levels, and health issues; the downside can be, of course, those same health issues that can stem from excessive inbreeding.

So, okay, now that I’ve got that out of the way, let’s address your question: Should some breeds be allowed to disappear?

Again, it’s a matter of what ‘disappear’ even means. Consider, for example, the dalmatian-pointer backcross project.

All purebred dalmatians have a genetic defect that results in hyperuricemia (abnormally concentration of uric acid in urine, causing painful bladder stones). Unfortunately, the recessive allele that causes this condition is present in every single purebred dalmatian, and it is impossible to get rid of by breeding dalmatians with other dalmatians (unless a once-in-a-lifetime mutation occurs). This is one of the major risks of inbreeding or backbreeding: with the loss of genetic diversity comes the loss of protective alleles.

One dalmatian breeder decided to try and solve this problem in a very simple way: she bred a purebred dalmatian with a pointer, then bred the puppies with other purebred dalmatians for a couple generations. The result? Dogs that looked exactly like purebred dalmatians that didn’t have hyperuricemia thanks to the protective alleles from their pointer ancestor.

Despite this- despite the fact that they look exactly like normal dalmatians- there are many dog breeders who are outraged at the idea of even calling these dogs dalmatians; there has been a great deal of difficulty even registering these dogs in shows because of the single outcross they received- a dog named Fiona who was 13 generations removed from the pointer just barely managed to get registered to participate in Crufts.

"This is a dog that is not purebred. This is a mongrel. You can’t cross a Dalmatian with a pointer and say it’s a Dalmatian. This is unethical and I’d be disgusted if the dog won.” - actual quote from an actual dog breeder about Fiona

I guess the real question is, what defines a dalmatian? If we go far back enough, the ancestors of purebred dalmatians certainly wouldn’t look like dalmatians. Why does the breed have to be locked in to its own lineage? If we’re going to argue that real dalmatians have to be descended from “purebred” dalmatians (what does that really even mean?) than part of what defines a dalmatian is hyperuricemia. And that’s horrible.

And it just doesn’t have to be that way. Unlike show line animals, many working line animals do have what are known as “open stud books,” which means crossbreeding is permitted, and offspring will be classified as the breed of whichever parent they most resemble. This is, arguably, because working dogs need to be healthier than show dogs, and is a reason why working and show dog lines don’t usually mix.

Of course, there are some breeds with issues that can’t fixed with a single outbreeding. These animals have health issues that are caused by the specific physical traits that define their breeds: for example, the flattened shout of the pug causes, among other things, severe breathing difficulties, and the folded ears of the Sottish fold cat are caused by a cartilage disorder that also leads to debilitating arthritis.

But without the flattened snout or folded ears, these animals would arguably not be Scottish folds or pugs anymore. In that case, I say, that’s just fine. I am never, ever, going to value an animal’s physical traits over its health and well-being. If that means that there will be no more “pugs” or “Scottish folds” or any other manmade subgroup of cat, dog, et cetera, I’m perfectly fine with it.

And no, obviously I’m not advocating for immediate euthanasia of all members of breeds with severe health issues, or even that these animals never be bred (though some of them might be better off). I would just like some compassion for the animals we intentionally produce. Breed a pug to a beagle and you get a longer snouted-puggle; breed a puggle to something with an even longer snout, and you might actually get to a healthy dog. And isn’t that what we should all hope for?

Tagged: animalsethics

Source: koryos

27th September 2014

Photo reblogged from dreamy mami with 9,082 notes

realfruitpieces:

shnkb:

最高にクールな日本文化、「食品サンプル」のお店に行ってみた | TABIZINE~人生に旅心を~

is he ok

realfruitpieces:

shnkb:

最高にクールな日本文化、「食品サンプル」のお店に行ってみた | TABIZINE~人生に旅心を~

is he ok

Tagged: foodlaugh rule

Source: tabizine.jp

27th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Like a Drum, Baby Don't Stop Beating with 176,786 notes

alljustletters:

leonibuki:

so this is an thing that happened ?? this is my family picture (im the one of the far right btw)
it got posted on both 9gag and also reddit by an unknown weirdo who probably got it from my sister’s fb
but don’t worry though we actually have no problem with this at all ! reading the comments has been the funniest thing ever so keep it up





your entire family looks incredibly attractive and glamourous and i am so angry about that

alljustletters:

leonibuki:

so this is an thing that happened ?? this is my family picture (im the one of the far right btw)

it got posted on both 9gag and also reddit by an unknown weirdo who probably got it from my sister’s fb

but don’t worry though we actually have no problem with this at all ! reading the comments has been the funniest thing ever so keep it up

your entire family looks incredibly attractive and glamourous and i am so angry about that

Tagged: my herofashion

Source: leonibuki

27th September 2014

Photo reblogged from I don't even know what I'm doing anymore. with 134,005 notes

runs-on-ramen:

necessary:

he needs those parts for his space ship

he’s going to otter space

runs-on-ramen:

necessary:

he needs those parts for his space ship

he’s going to otter space

Tagged: laugh ruleanimalsotterscutepuns

Source: jajaneenee

27th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Warning: Nerd Ahead with 313,824 notes

dauntlesshadowhunterravenclaw:

TACO NEEDS TO KEEP HIS LITTLE MOUTH SHUT 

Tagged: laugh rulecats

Source: mykingdomforapen