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steve-spaghetti:

renirabbit:

pizzalecki:

pkmnbreederbrianna:

togamijail:

chandra75:

im-sherlocked-in-my-mindpalace:

socially-awkward-supervillian:

Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack prey that runs

jesus that is good to know.

Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten. 

REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit
my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies

Another Fun Fact: Cheetahs are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetahs are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Others will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll lose their cubs. So zoos with breeding programs had to figure out how to make cheetahs comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.So what’d they do? They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure!

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this post just got so much better

THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVOURITE POST

steve-spaghetti:

renirabbit:

pizzalecki:

pkmnbreederbrianna:

togamijail:

chandra75:

im-sherlocked-in-my-mindpalace:

socially-awkward-supervillian:

Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack prey that runs

jesus that is good to know.

Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten. 

REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit

my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies

Another Fun Fact: Cheetahs are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetahs are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Others will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll lose their cubs.

So zoos with breeding programs had to figure out how to make cheetahs comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.

So what’d they do?
They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!


The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure!

AJHHHHFDDGHH SO PRECIOUS

this post just got so much better

THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVOURITE POST

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thewritersramblings asked:

CAN WE TALK ABOUT MIDDLE EASTERN WITCHES AND WIZARDS THOUGH. AND HOW THEY'RE SPELLS WOULD OBVIOUSLY NOT BE LATIN, GREEK OR ANGLO SAXON, BUT INSTEAD LIKE ANCIENT PHOENICIAN, OR SOMETHING. AND THAT THEIR TIES BETWEEN SPELLS AND MAGIC WOULD BE STRONGER SINCE THEIR WORDS ARE MORE ANCIENT AND FAR OLDER SO THEY'D BE WAY MORE POWERFUL???? SORRY FOR THE CAPS?????

petrichorlore answered:

NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR CAPS. PHOENICIAN SPELLS. ARAMAIC SPELLS. LANGUAGES MUGGLES DON’T KNOW ANYMORE THAT HAVE BEEN PRESERVED THROUGH WIZARDING SPELLS IN LITTLE POCKETS OF THE WORLD. SOURCE LANGUAGES NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO ADAPT OR CHANGE ANYMORE BECAUSE THE LANGUAGES HAVE DIED AND PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO CAUSE LIKE, A NUCLEAR FALLOUT. IM SO EXCITED THANKS FOR THIS.

daughterofthelioness:

strawberrypatty:

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amarielah:

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shiraglassman:

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petrichorlore:

 (the-writers-ramblings

Witches in secret pockets of Morocco who’ve been casting spells with ancient spices long before wands came about. Warlocks in Egypt who knew the double, magical, meaning behind hieroglyphics. A dead language? Latin and Ancient Greek have NOTHING on hieroglyphs. The veritable cacophany of ideas and spells and magic that the trading routes brought in. The Phoenecians with their many-striped sailboats proudly displayed Persian potion ingredients alongside spelled fishing nets woven by Palestinian wizards. Syrian magical folk meet Greek ones, and realize they can best communicate in the Ancient Greek all serious magical students learn. Curly heads bent over ancient spellbooks, and people stare as they converse in a language not spoken for hundreds of years.

Excuse you but can we not forget the jewish lore masters, poring over their tomes in hebrew and aramaic, preserved from their exiled homeland into the diaspora.

And the development of a syncretic magic in yiddish that mixes the subtle lore and subtle word power of the exiled levantines with the raw brute force of germanic magics. — how else did the golem?

DIASPORA SYNCRETIC MAGICS

jewish wizards offering house elves clothes in accordance with the slave laws

jewish wizards using golems as grunt labor

JEWISH WIZARDS

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Yes to the Yiddish spells, too ;-)

Jewish wizards offering clothing to house elves and then constantly debating among themselves whether using a golem or other magically-created entity with some semblance of sentience for manual labor for years or decades is essentially the same thing as keeping a magical being for the same purpose.

See also: endless debates about whether one can use magic on Shabbat, and what sorts of magic qualify as “work”. Like, does it count if you enchant an object ahead of time?

Also debates over the extent to which Divination counts as the “witchcraft” detailed in the Tanach. Actually, I bet there’d be scholars compiling detailed tractates about which spells are kosher, using extensive biblical commentary.

JEWISH WIZARDS HAVING THEIR OWN EXTENDED TALMUD. HOW HAS THIS NEVER OCCURRED TO ME BEFORE??

Magic is a natural extension of the self; Therefore, one should be allowed to use magic on Shabbos. You might put restrictions on what kind of magic, and brewing potions (even ones that don’t require heat) and using wands…

I wrote a paper for a Harry Potter conference on foreign wizardry and how the systems of magic must have evolved to be completely separate entities that have very little in common. We’re only seen a TINY portion of the wizarding world and for the most part it’s Western European. I like to imagine Bill Weasley had to extensively train for cursebreaking in Egypt, because you can’t just waltz into a tomb, wave your wand, shout Latin and expect it to work.

I also love the idea of foreign magics being a bit wonky in a duel against each other because they’re not quite compatible. Like, it’s really hard to block a spell from a foreign wizard because you don’t understand exactly what you’re blocking against.

God, so many foreign wizard feels.

Must find fanfic that draws on these ideas
Alternatively, must write fanfic that draws on these ideas

ALL THE YES TO INFINITY YES YES YES!!!!!!!

I love everything about this post, literally everything.  Like you should see my face right now, so much happiness right here.  I wasn’t even gonna post anything tonight but this is just too perfect to wait to reblog.

So much love.  So much awesome.  And I wish I knew enough about both Harry Potter magic and Jewish law to be able to write decent fanfic, but I’ll have to settle for the fact that other people agree with me that it’s a thing. :)

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twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

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crackerhell:

ethanwearsprada:

i think it’s a universal truth that everyone in our generation takes pluto’s losing its planetary status as a personal offense

yes

pluto is smaller than russia. why did we ever even consider it a planet?

BECAUSE IT’S A PART OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

OHANA MEANS FAMILY

OHANA MEANS NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND

OR FORGOTTEN

Never forget Pluto </3

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song-left-unheard:

Feel like answering questions…
1 - Who was the last person you texted? My mom
2 - When is your birthday? October
3 - Who do you want to be with right now? Any of my good friends from home or college.  &lt;3 I miss them.
4 - What sports do you play? I don&#8217;t.
5 - Who is the first person in your contacts? My house
6 - What is your favorite song as of the moment? &#8220;The Giving Tree&#8221; by Plain White T&#8217;s
7 - If you were stranded on an island, who do you wish to be with? Someone who knows how to build a boat.
8 - What do you feel right now? Restless
9 - What chocolate is your favorite? Milk chocolate
10 - How many boyfriends/girlfriends did you have? 2 
11 - Why did you create a Tumblr account? I was bored after being the first to move into my apartment.
12 - Who is your favorite blogger? Asshole Disney, hands down.
13 - Where do you want to be right now? I&#8217;m happy where I am. :)
14 - What do you want to be in the future? Stop asking me this question, seriously just stop.
15 - When was the last time you cried? Why? The week before last because I was really homesick.
16 - Are you happy? Yes. :)
17 - Who do you miss? Please don&#8217;t make me list all the names.  I could fill a book with the people I miss.
18 - If you were given a chance, would you like to have a different life? Never
19 - What was the best thing you were given? I could go with something metaphorical, but I&#8217;m gonna say my Beauty and the Beast watch that my best friend gave me for Hanukah.
20 - Who was the last person who called you? My mom
21 - What is your favorite dish? Sushi.  Always sushi.
22 - Who is your bestfriend? I have a handful.  They know who they are.
23 - What is your biggest regret? I live my life with no regrets.
24 - Have you ever cheated on your partner? No
25 - Who do you spend crazy moments with? My a cappella group.  Also my bffls from home. 
26 - Name someone pretty. Anne Hathaway
27 - Who was the last person you hugged? The fact that I have to think about this makes me really sad&#8230;I guess it was my boss&#8217;s 2 year old daughter.
28 - What kind of music do you listen to? Pretty much Top 40.
29 - Are you over your past? I try to be.
30 - Who is the last person in your contacts? A good friend from college whose name starts with Z.
31 - What kind of person do you want to date? Someone who understands me.
32 - Do you have troubles sleeping at night? Yes
33 - From whom was the last text message you received? My mom
34 - What do you prefer, jeans or skirt? Depends on the weather.
35 - How’s your heart? Pretty solid.
36 - Did you ever have a girlfriend/boyfriend whose name starts with a “J”? No, but I&#8217;ve kissed someone with a J name.
37 - Do you like someone as of the moment? I wouldn&#8217;t call it a crush.  I&#8217;m seeing where things might go.
38 - What would you want to say to your latest ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend? Official ex, I&#8217;d ask him if he was cheating on me/with me as I suspected.  Ex hookup, I have nothing to say to him.
39 - Do you have any phobias? I pass out around needles, I guess that counts.
40 - Did you try to change for a person? No, I wouldn&#8217;t compromise myself to please someone else.
41 - What’s the nicest thing have you given to someone? I gave my best friend a really meaningful phone case, I guess that&#8217;s something.
42 - Would you go back to your previous relationship? No
43 - Are you in a good or bad mood? Pretty good. Can&#8217;t complain.
44 - Name someone you can’t live without. My mom
45 - Describe your dream date. Dinner and a walk through the park. I&#8217;m pretty low maintenance.
46 - Describe your dream wedding. I haven&#8217;t really thought about it that much.  It&#8217;s either going to be really small or huge bc I hate leaving people out, and the color lavender will feature somewhere.  Other than who&#8217;s a shoe in for my wedding party, that&#8217;s all I got.
47 - How many roses did you receive last Valentine’s? None, but I gave out heart shaped candy to everyone on my program.  It was day 2 of orientation. ;)
48 - Have you ever been kissed? Yep
49 - How long is your longest relationship? 9 months, but it was middle school.
50 - Do you regret your past? No
51 - Can you do something stupid for someone else? Why not?
52 - Have you ever cried over someone? Yes
53 - Do you have a grudge against anyone? No
54 - Are you a crybaby? No
55 - Do people praise you for your looks? Sometimes
56 - Did you fall for someone you shouldn’t? Often
57 - Have you ever done something bad but you don’t regret? Who hasn&#8217;t?
58 - Do you like getting hurt? No
59 - Does anyone hate you? I don&#8217;t think so.
60 - Did you slap anyone whose name starts with an “R”? No
61 - What hair color do you prefer? Dark
62 - If you can change anything about yourself, what is it? I&#8217;m trying to be healthier.
63 - Do you love someone as of the moment? I love my friends.
64 - Have you ever thought of killing yourself? No
65 - Do you have issues with somebody in your school? I graduated a year ago, so no not really.
66 - Can you live without internet? For a limited time.
67 - What’s the song that reminds you of your special someone? I don&#8217;t really have a special someone.  But I&#8217;m married to my best friend on facebook and our song is &#8220;I Knew You Were Trouble&#8221; by Taylor Swift. ;)
68 - Are you good at holding back your tears? Sometimes
69 - Are you a crybaby? Do you, question asker, think the answer is going to change 15 questions later? No.
70 - Have you ever experienced being hysterical? I don&#8217;t think so, maybe though.
71 - Are you a KPOP fan? It&#8217;s okay.
72 - Do you study hard? I did, but now I&#8217;m free bitches!
73 - Have you ever sacrificed something important to you for someone you love? I don&#8217;t think I&#8217;ve been given the chance.
74 - Did you ever had a kiss under the moonlight? Yes
75 - Have you ever ridden a boat? Yes
76 - Did you have an accident last year? No
77 - What kind of person are you? I&#8217;ve been told I have a heart of gold. :)
78 - Have you ever thought of killing someone? No
79 - Have you ever been jealous? Yes
80 - How can you prove your love to someone? I shouldn&#8217;t have to.
81 - What are you thinking right now? That I want to watch cartoons with my roommate. ;)
82 - Who is the 6th person in your contacts? My Aca-Little
83 - Do you have any memories you want to erase? Embarrassing moments, I would erase embarrassing moments.
84 - Have you been hurt so bad that you can’t find words to explain how you feel? Yes
85 - Did you ever badmouth someone? Yes
86 - Have you ever had an argument with someone? Yes
87 - Do you have trust issues? No
88 - Are you broken-hearted? Not anymore
89 - Who’s the person who first comes to your mind when someone mentions “love”? My best friend.  All of them.
90 - Do you think all the pain is worth it? Yes, everything happens for a reason.
91 - Do you believe in the phrase “If it’s meant to be, it will be”? Yes
92 - Who do you want to marry? My soulmate
93 - Do you believe in destiny? In some ways
94 - Have you ever thought “I already found my soulmate”? I wonder if I&#8217;ve already met them.
95 - How do you look right now? Pretty good.
96 - Do you believe that first true love never dies? I believe that you always remember how you felt.
97 - Have you found your true love? If I have, I don&#8217;t know it yet.
98 - What should you be doing right now? Nothing in particular.
99 - Name one of your ex-boyfriends/ex-girlfriends. Alex
100 - Did you ever feel like you’re not good enough? Sometimes

song-left-unheard:

Feel like answering questions…

1 - Who was the last person you texted? My mom

2 - When is your birthday? October

3 - Who do you want to be with right now? Any of my good friends from home or college.  <3 I miss them.

4 - What sports do you play? I don’t.

5 - Who is the first person in your contacts? My house

6 - What is your favorite song as of the moment? “The Giving Tree” by Plain White T’s

7 - If you were stranded on an island, who do you wish to be with? Someone who knows how to build a boat.

8 - What do you feel right now? Restless

9 - What chocolate is your favorite? Milk chocolate

10 - How many boyfriends/girlfriends did you have? 2 

11 - Why did you create a Tumblr account? I was bored after being the first to move into my apartment.

12 - Who is your favorite blogger? Asshole Disney, hands down.

13 - Where do you want to be right now? I’m happy where I am. :)

14 - What do you want to be in the future? Stop asking me this question, seriously just stop.

15 - When was the last time you cried? Why? The week before last because I was really homesick.

16 - Are you happy? Yes. :)

17 - Who do you miss? Please don’t make me list all the names.  I could fill a book with the people I miss.

18 - If you were given a chance, would you like to have a different life? Never

19 - What was the best thing you were given? I could go with something metaphorical, but I’m gonna say my Beauty and the Beast watch that my best friend gave me for Hanukah.

20 - Who was the last person who called you? My mom

21 - What is your favorite dish? Sushi.  Always sushi.

22 - Who is your bestfriend? I have a handful.  They know who they are.

23 - What is your biggest regret? I live my life with no regrets.

24 - Have you ever cheated on your partner? No

25 - Who do you spend crazy moments with? My a cappella group.  Also my bffls from home. 

26 - Name someone pretty. Anne Hathaway

27 - Who was the last person you hugged? The fact that I have to think about this makes me really sad…I guess it was my boss’s 2 year old daughter.

28 - What kind of music do you listen to? Pretty much Top 40.

29 - Are you over your past? I try to be.

30 - Who is the last person in your contacts? A good friend from college whose name starts with Z.

31 - What kind of person do you want to date? Someone who understands me.

32 - Do you have troubles sleeping at night? Yes

33 - From whom was the last text message you received? My mom

34 - What do you prefer, jeans or skirt? Depends on the weather.

35 - How’s your heart? Pretty solid.

36 - Did you ever have a girlfriend/boyfriend whose name starts with a “J”? No, but I’ve kissed someone with a J name.

37 - Do you like someone as of the moment? I wouldn’t call it a crush.  I’m seeing where things might go.

38 - What would you want to say to your latest ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend? Official ex, I’d ask him if he was cheating on me/with me as I suspected.  Ex hookup, I have nothing to say to him.

39 - Do you have any phobias? I pass out around needles, I guess that counts.

40 - Did you try to change for a person? No, I wouldn’t compromise myself to please someone else.

41 - What’s the nicest thing have you given to someone? I gave my best friend a really meaningful phone case, I guess that’s something.

42 - Would you go back to your previous relationship? No

43 - Are you in a good or bad mood? Pretty good. Can’t complain.

44 - Name someone you can’t live without. My mom

45 - Describe your dream date. Dinner and a walk through the park. I’m pretty low maintenance.

46 - Describe your dream wedding. I haven’t really thought about it that much.  It’s either going to be really small or huge bc I hate leaving people out, and the color lavender will feature somewhere.  Other than who’s a shoe in for my wedding party, that’s all I got.

47 - How many roses did you receive last Valentine’s? None, but I gave out heart shaped candy to everyone on my program.  It was day 2 of orientation. ;)

48 - Have you ever been kissed? Yep

49 - How long is your longest relationship? 9 months, but it was middle school.

50 - Do you regret your past? No

51 - Can you do something stupid for someone else? Why not?

52 - Have you ever cried over someone? Yes

53 - Do you have a grudge against anyone? No

54 - Are you a crybaby? No

55 - Do people praise you for your looks? Sometimes

56 - Did you fall for someone you shouldn’t? Often

57 - Have you ever done something bad but you don’t regret? Who hasn’t?

58 - Do you like getting hurt? No

59 - Does anyone hate you? I don’t think so.

60 - Did you slap anyone whose name starts with an “R”? No

61 - What hair color do you prefer? Dark

62 - If you can change anything about yourself, what is it? I’m trying to be healthier.

63 - Do you love someone as of the moment? I love my friends.

64 - Have you ever thought of killing yourself? No

65 - Do you have issues with somebody in your school? I graduated a year ago, so no not really.

66 - Can you live without internet? For a limited time.

67 - What’s the song that reminds you of your special someone? I don’t really have a special someone.  But I’m married to my best friend on facebook and our song is “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift. ;)

68 - Are you good at holding back your tears? Sometimes

69 - Are you a crybaby? Do you, question asker, think the answer is going to change 15 questions later? No.

70 - Have you ever experienced being hysterical? I don’t think so, maybe though.

71 - Are you a KPOP fan? It’s okay.

72 - Do you study hard? I did, but now I’m free bitches!

73 - Have you ever sacrificed something important to you for someone you love? I don’t think I’ve been given the chance.

74 - Did you ever had a kiss under the moonlight? Yes

75 - Have you ever ridden a boat? Yes

76 - Did you have an accident last year? No

77 - What kind of person are you? I’ve been told I have a heart of gold. :)

78 - Have you ever thought of killing someone? No

79 - Have you ever been jealous? Yes

80 - How can you prove your love to someone? I shouldn’t have to.

81 - What are you thinking right now? That I want to watch cartoons with my roommate. ;)

82 - Who is the 6th person in your contacts? My Aca-Little

83 - Do you have any memories you want to erase? Embarrassing moments, I would erase embarrassing moments.

84 - Have you been hurt so bad that you can’t find words to explain how you feel? Yes

85 - Did you ever badmouth someone? Yes

86 - Have you ever had an argument with someone? Yes

87 - Do you have trust issues? No

88 - Are you broken-hearted? Not anymore

89 - Who’s the person who first comes to your mind when someone mentions “love”? My best friend.  All of them.

90 - Do you think all the pain is worth it? Yes, everything happens for a reason.

91 - Do you believe in the phrase “If it’s meant to be, it will be”? Yes

92 - Who do you want to marry? My soulmate

93 - Do you believe in destiny? In some ways

94 - Have you ever thought “I already found my soulmate”? I wonder if I’ve already met them.

95 - How do you look right now? Pretty good.

96 - Do you believe that first true love never dies? I believe that you always remember how you felt.

97 - Have you found your true love? If I have, I don’t know it yet.

98 - What should you be doing right now? Nothing in particular.

99 - Name one of your ex-boyfriends/ex-girlfriends. Alex

100 - Did you ever feel like you’re not good enough? Sometimes

awkbutstillcool
For asexuals, sex is like… a donut. When we see a donut, we do not have the urge to eat the donut. This does not necessarily mean we hate the donut, or think the donut is disgusting— many of us even like donuts. But we never have any urge to walk over there and eat it. Demisexuals will have the urge to eat the donut only if it their absolute favorite kind of donut in the whole world, and greysexuals sometimes will have the urge to get the donut, and sometimes not. Celibates are on diets.

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This is a fantastic analogy, can I marry it?

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Genius.

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"Donuts are so delicious though!  Why would you use an analogy with something so delicious?!"

-my asexual roommate (quoted with permission)