Just Trying to Survive Over Here






This is their facebook, where they have all of their information. I really want to get these birds to facilities that will treat them with respect and safety

this is horrific.

I’d like to think that maybe no one ever showed them how to train an educational bird to be on a glove… but I suspect they hold them in the medical style leg hold because they’re either incredibly uncomfortable with working with the birds or more likely want the birds to do the dramatic flapping that they rarely do when they feel secure on the glove (though I imagine they could be trained to do flapping things without flailing them about by their legs).

(Also the rough-legged hawk… I can just see the hawk getting its hip dislocated by the incompetent handler, and the thing he does with the great horned owl is beyond disgusting)

I watched this in rage. I want to punch that piece of shit in the face.

I saw this on Facebook. It makes me sick. What a terrible, disrespectful way for children to learn about such amazing predators. Swinging a kestrel around like it’s a toy airplane is not in any way educational. And I can guarantee that turkey vulture hasn’t been fed recently, or it would have vomited everywhere. Turkey vultures blanch when stressed and I have never seen a TuVu so pale. Makes me sick.

These people’s defense is that their hold is safe simply because it isn’t illegal. They’re using a bird-bander’s hold, which is intended to be used temporarily on a bird for the purposes of putting a band on its legs. In an extended period of time this becomes incredible stressful and taxing on the bird’s legs, ribs, hips, and wings (when they have to flap constantly to try and regain balance). If you’ve never seen a bird on glove, this is what it should look like:

This bird is basically sitting on a perch. It has room to adjust its grip and move its feet if it feels unbalanced (but a practiced handler makes for a steady perch). No one is invading this bird’s space. It isn’t panting open-mouthed like the birds in the video. Its wings are folded calmly. If you really wanted to demonstrate flapping behaviour or to show the wingspan, it’s as simple as gently tilting the glove, and the bird will automatically open its wings for balance - no training necessary. This is how raptors should be used for education - with respect, without having to put your hands on it or wrench it up and down to make it flap.

The organization in the video has been bombarded with messages from fellow rehabbers, educators, falconers, and biologists, but they’re deleting and blocking all comments on their Facebook page that they deem “negative”. If you want to get involved, please contact Karen Cleveland, All-Bird Biologist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources at clevelandk1@michigan.gov or sign this petition. These birds need to be handled with respect. Better yet, they should be transferred to a facility that won’t mistreat them.

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collections that are raw as fuck zuhair murad pre-fall 2014

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tos episodes: the enemy within

Spock: Being split in two halves is no theory with me, Doctor. I have a human half, you see, as well as an alien half, submerged, constantly at war with each other. Personal experience, Doctor. I survive it because my intelligence wins out over both, makes them live together.
[to Kirk] Your intelligence would enable you to survive, as well.

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How to color eggs with onion shells.



This must be the most beautiful DIY tutorial I have ever seen. And it so happens to be in style of this weekend. Found on Ulicam, a very nice blog by Ulrika Kestere, photographer and illustrator. For the whole tutorial and lot’s of inspiration, click here.

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"Kinks Shirt" by Matt Nathanson

What I really appreciate about this video is that the song makes no mention of the woman’s trans* status; they could have easily done something different with this video, and had Matt’s love interest be cis.

But no, she’s trans*, and most importantly, Character!Matt doesn’t care.  They meet, they flirt, they sleep together, they talk over breakfast and clearly have a connection.  That’s what matters, not the fact that this woman wasn’t born with a vagina.


God, I didn’t think I needed more reasons to love Matt Nathanson but apparently now I have some.

okay wow this is super cute

i don’t think i’ve ever in my life seen any form of media where there is a trans woman as a love interest who isn’t treated like a freak, isn’t made into a weird fetish object, AND LIVES THROUGH THE ENTIRE THING

and suddenly here it is

i mean its not totally perfect in every way (the “unveiling” of her trans status to the viewers made me cringe a little) but the fact that she’s trans, he knows she’s trans, and it has no bearing on whether he’s into her is just

its fucking nice to see something positive for once


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I love theatre. Its given me so much to look forward to, and so many people to love and islkdjfl;askhfhas.

I get this fear that I’m not as big a part of them as they are of me, but then they’re all like ‘dude just fail and stay for another year please’ and i realize that yes i am wanted and yes i have a place and i just.

i love theatre.

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disney channel movies had way better representation than hollywood or most disney movies released in theaters ever did

 when disney was cool

I love how the last pic didn’t even need a title… You just KNOW

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A Guide for the Seasoned and the Not-So-Plot Savvy

This is a subject that a lot of writers tend to struggle with. They have ideas, great ideas, but are uncertain how to string them together into a solid plot. There are many methods that have been devised to do so, and most…

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tattoo artist who can encode magic into tattoos but doesn’t want people to know she can so she just puts low-level luck spells on her clients’ bodies without telling them

jeweller who makes body jewellery and pendants which have amulet properties and draw love and luck and happiness to their wearers without them realising it

piercing artist who keeps the remnants from her piercings and puts them all in little jars in the back of her shop to work sympathetic luck spells on all her clients

and then all three of them slowly realise what the others are doing and end up in a poly relationship living in a little shop in the shitty end of town, which gets curiously less shitty the longer they stay, and people think it’s just the development of the area but the three artists know

and they’re never rich and they’re never famous but they’re always happy because they have everything they need

they have the shop and they have their customers and they have each other

and when their customers are happy and content, they pack up and move on, all together now, to find another space with skin to be coloured and jewellery to be made and magic to be done.

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I am a Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. 1/3 of my generation is gone and I will not turn my back on this tragedy. I have taken up my cross and joined the front lines of the Abortion Wars.

I will mourn the lost of 56+ million babies, I will grieve over the death of baby Isaiah, I will fight for the inherent right to life, for women to stop being treated as sex objects and for the post-abortive mothers and fathers who suffer in silence, and lastly pray for the end of abortion.

"I am a Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.”
Are you a Jew, homosexual, disabled person, Roma, Jehovah’s Witness, born into 1940 Germany? No? Then you are not a survivor of the Holocaust.  

"1/3 of my generation is gone and I will not turn my back on this tragedy."
Yeah, and one third of ‘your generation’ lives in poverty, is hungry, needs medical care, is being abused, and needs support yet you weep over the ‘injustice’ of abortion.

"I have taken up my cross and joined the front lines of the Abortion Wars."
You are not Jesus. You are not a hero. You are a person sitting behind a little screen crying over some fertilized eggs.

"I will mourn the lost of 56+ million babies,"
Mourn the loss of the BILLIONS of babies who will die from hunger. Or who will die TONIGHT because of lack of health services. Mourn the loss of the MILLIONS of little girls who will die by suicide, in childbirth, or by the hands of their husbands because they are child-brides. Fetuses do not need you, real, living little kids need you.

"I will grieve over the death of baby Isaiah, I will fight for the inherent right to life,"
Sorry to break it to ya, but there isn’t an ‘inherent right to life.’ If there was, war, poverty, lack of healthcare, and the death penalty wouldn’t be around.

"for women to stop being treated as sex objects"
The first step of this is to stop seeing us as objects to carry a pregnancy. If we don’t want to be pregnant, we don’t want to be fucking pregnant and there is NOTHING you can say that will stop that.

"and for the post-abortive mothers and fathers who suffer in silence,"
Or you can just support them, no need to ‘fight’ anyone. People who regret their abortion need, first and foremost, people like you to shut the fuck up about ‘abortion is evil!’ ‘abortion kills a baby!’ because THAT is what causes the stigma. THAT makes people suffer. Second, they need people who will LISTEN without judgement. They need people who will SUPPORT how they feel, even if they are HAPPY about their abortion.

"and lastly pray for the end of abortion."

Good. Keep praying. Because everyone knows praying gets shit done.

If you don’t like abortions, don’t have one. 






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Star Wars art by Raymond Swanland

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it’s weird to think that everyone views you differently like one person might think you put the stars in the sky and another person could think you crawled out of the pits of hell and are here to drag them down with you

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