In a Mad World...

...only the mad are sane.


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She is absolutely thrilled with herself

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She is absolutely thrilled with herself

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"Temperance"Philadelphia, Pa 2014 Corwin Prescott - Nicole Vaunt - Anastasia Arteyeva

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"Temperance"
Philadelphia, Pa 2014 


Corwin Prescott - Nicole Vaunt - Anastasia Arteyeva

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theprinceandthepurl:

Note to self: Make this for your mother in law

theprinceandthepurl:

Note to self: Make this for your mother in law

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boozey:

"remember when my phone was haunted?"

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ronin134:

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armedplatypus:

whiskey-weather:

stonerdoomandbeagles:

shoothikedrinkfuck:

blazepress:

This three-legged decorated war hero had one leg lost to surgery after taking four rounds from an AK-47.

Bad. Mother. Fucker.

 Those eyes say “Pretend to throw the tennis ball. I dare you to only pretend.”

I think those eyes say a lot more than that. He’s seen more than I ever will, done more than I’ll ever do, and his war will never be over.

He’s got Ranger scrolls on his collar. That dog is a god damn hero.

I just noticed the Purple Heart and that Scroll.Wow. Just wow. The picture alone, in all it’s detail says a lot of things. god damn.

I can’t not reblog this dog… his youEyes say so much

I’ve never seen a dog with such a face like that. Like an old man who went to war and if you ask him about he just stiffens up and face turns to stone. 

Layka is a lady dog. Let’s remember that.
Now, it’s an understandable problem - our socialization instantly encourages us to see this rugged, sleek, military animal as a male. Three-legged hero dog with military decorations and stern-appearing eyes? TOTALLY A DUDE DOG, JUST LOOK AT HIM. It’s a programmed response, and nothing to be ashamed of - let’s just be accurate and note that Layka’s a female.
I’ve highlighted all the reblogs above where Layka is described as a hero, an old man, with male pronouns - rather than the fierce, charming heroine she is. It’s kind of a teachable moment: how does an image of an animal, displaying absolutely no secondary sex characteristics, instantly give us these fictional headcanons about its gender and gender performance? It’s an impressive demonstration of our ability to translate body language.
The photographer who took this compelling shot noted that Layka’s playful, bouncy energy made it nearly impossible for him to get a shot with her mouth closed! He ended up having to stop using the tennis ball he was using to get her attention, because it made her too excited and smiley. Based on the photos below, I think she’d have quite a sense of humor about the “where’s the tennis ball?” game!

Of course, the photographer did end up connecting with a fundamental aspect of Layka’s nature in the cover photo; her serious, soldier side. But that’s not all the animal is. Does the dog in the unused shots still resemble an “old man?” Is the dog in the unused shots male or female? Is it still a hero with its tongue out? Is it still admirable without a “face like stone?”
This is what I mean when I say that we have to examine the lenses of culture and society that we are always, always looking through when we talk about science biology.

elodieunderglass:

gimmeagoodcoldbeer:

ronin134:

revengeofthemudbutt:

armedplatypus:

whiskey-weather:

stonerdoomandbeagles:

shoothikedrinkfuck:

blazepress:

This three-legged decorated war hero had one leg lost to surgery after taking four rounds from an AK-47.

Bad. Mother. Fucker.


Those eyes say “Pretend to throw the tennis ball. I dare you to only pretend.”

I think those eyes say a lot more than that. He’s seen more than I ever will, done more than I’ll ever do, and his war will never be over.

He’s got Ranger scrolls on his collar. That dog is a god damn hero.

I just noticed the Purple Heart and that Scroll.
Wow. Just wow. 
The picture alone, in all it’s detail says a lot of things. god damn.

I can’t not reblog this dog… his you
Eyes say so much

I’ve never seen a dog with such a face like that. Like an old man who went to war and if you ask him about he just stiffens up and face turns to stone. 

Layka is a lady dog. Let’s remember that.

Now, it’s an understandable problem - our socialization instantly encourages us to see this rugged, sleek, military animal as a male. Three-legged hero dog with military decorations and stern-appearing eyes? TOTALLY A DUDE DOG, JUST LOOK AT HIM. It’s a programmed response, and nothing to be ashamed of - let’s just be accurate and note that Layka’s a female.

I’ve highlighted all the reblogs above where Layka is described as a hero, an old man, with male pronouns - rather than the fierce, charming heroine she is. It’s kind of a teachable moment: how does an image of an animal, displaying absolutely no secondary sex characteristics, instantly give us these fictional headcanons about its gender and gender performance? It’s an impressive demonstration of our ability to translate body language.

The photographer who took this compelling shot noted that Layka’s playful, bouncy energy made it nearly impossible for him to get a shot with her mouth closed! He ended up having to stop using the tennis ball he was using to get her attention, because it made her too excited and smiley. Based on the photos below, I think she’d have quite a sense of humor about the “where’s the tennis ball?” game!

Layka is so smiley in person that the photographer struggled to get her to pose "seriously."

Of course, the photographer did end up connecting with a fundamental aspect of Layka’s nature in the cover photo; her serious, soldier side. But that’s not all the animal is. Does the dog in the unused shots still resemble an “old man?” Is the dog in the unused shots male or female? Is it still a hero with its tongue out? Is it still admirable without a “face like stone?”

This is what I mean when I say that we have to examine the lenses of culture and society that we are always, always looking through when we talk about science biology.

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awwww-cute:

The Red Panda, a fierce predator

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The Red Panda, a fierce predator

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Ten Fics Meme

Tagged by anatsuno, who dutifully typed down my answers and looked for the links while I just rambled out loud. :-D

rules: in a text post, list ten FICS that have stayed with you in some way. don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” works, or even all the same pairing or fandom, just the fics that have touched you or that stuck with you somehow. tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!

1 - Blanket made of stars (bandom, Bob Bryar/Ryan Ross, AU - by arsenic jade)
This is my go-to when I need to feel better and read something that will make me really happy. It combines my love of cowboy AUs & ridiculously over-the-top Harlequin romances, and it’s wonderfully well written with great grammar and perfect tenses, bliss.
2 -Wednesday night boys (bandom, Bob Bryar/Spencer Smith, Ryan Ross/Jon Walker/Brendon Urie, AU - by arsenic jade)
I just ADORE it, I’m not sure I can quite verbalise why, though. It’s just awesome.
3 -Ordinary Boys (bandom, Ryan Ross/Brendon Urie - by impasto)
Ryan Ross wakes up in a female body and it’s not going away. Except he’s NOT a girl. A really wonderful, moving story about being in the wrong body for one’s gender. Probably the best take on that trope I’ve ever read, certainly the most interesting.
4 - Little Heaven (popslash, Lance Bass/Justin Timberlake - by Genee)
Genee’s writing is simply gorgeous, her Lance is wonderful. I’ve always loved her writing but this one in particular always stuck with me.
5 - The guerrilla AU  (popslash, by helenish)
Well, it’s helenish. It’s awesome, involved, gripping… Loved it then, now want to reread ASAP.
6 - The long run (popslash, by wearemany) 
One of my two favorite TrickyFish stories ever. Long, involved, wonderful character development… Gorgeous.
7 - OMIAI (Smallville - Clark Kent/Lex Luthor, AU - by Rose Emily/Toomuchplor)
I never really watched Smallville, never liked the show, was never much in that fandom… and yet. This is definitely one of my favorite fics ever. It pushes every single one of my buttons.
8 - Muérdago (teen wolf, Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinsky, Scott McCall/Allison Argent - by starbolin)
One of the first Teen Wolf fics I read and the first one that stuck with me. Also now want to read it again ASAP… AND! There is a great podfic of it by @anatsuno, which everybody who likes the story should also listen to.
9 - Nightswimming (Bandom, Frank Iero/Gerard Way, Mikey Way/Pete Wentz, Alicia Simmons/Mikey Way, AU - by waxjism)
Now also a great podfic by greedydancer.
10 - Void (The Faculty, Casey Connor/Zeke Tyler/Delilah Profitt - by waxjism)
Gritty, painful, amazing… finger-licking good.
And now I tag… greedydancer, castalie, sssnakeling, and whoever else wants to do it. :-)
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awwww-cute:

The Ultimate Snuggles

awwww-cute:

The Ultimate Snuggles

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pasiphile:

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glowcloud:

i love the Women Against Feminism that are like “I dont need feminism because i can admit i need my husband to open a jar for me and thats ok!” cause listen 1. get a towel 2. get the towel damp 3. put it on the lid and twist. BAM now men are completely useless. you, too, can open a jar. time to get a divorce

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These two. I can’t even with them anymore, uahhhh…

These two. I can’t even with them anymore, uahhhh…

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Tiny #hulk went for a swim in the washing machine & now he smells so good! Fit to sleep with again.. :-D #dork #marvel #toy #avengers

Tiny #hulk went for a swim in the washing machine & now he smells so good! Fit to sleep with again.. :-D #dork #marvel #toy #avengers

New school year, new class mascot! This little #dragon girl needs a name, though… suggestions? :-) #school #teaching #teacher #toy

New school year, new class mascot! This little #dragon girl needs a name, though… suggestions? :-) #school #teaching #teacher #toy

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