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this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way
oh my god, that explanation makes this so much better
Odds are extremely good that this kitty has Cerebellar Hypoplasia, which is a neurological disorder that affects how they walk! It comes from cats which are infected with Distemper during pregnancy.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Black Phoenix Trading Post are thrilled to announce our con exclusives for DragonCon! Black Phoenix will be vending at DragonCon 2014 at booths 1206 & 1208 in AmericasMart, building 1, floor 1.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab…
- BROWN THRASHER: Sweet rum distillate with tobacco absolute, white sandalwood, and warm brown musk.
- LARGEMOUTH BASS: Salt, seaweed, and white mint with a hint of star anise, birchbark, and lemon peel.
- SHARK TOOTH: Pale, stony ambergris with oudh, patchouli, white cedar, and ambrette seed.
- STAUROLITE: A gritty mineral musk with tonka bean, labdanum, oakmoss, and a drop of vetiver bourbon.
I’m just gonna have to list those as smells that I will never be able to put on me even though I neeeeeeeeeeeeeed iiiiiiiiiiit.
Please friends, if you have depression, and are able to, see a medical professional for help. If you know somebody with depression or who might have depression, support them in seeking professional help.
This sort of psuedoscience leads to the idea that you should be able to “think” your way better aka bootstrap your way out of depression and other mental illness or mental disability.
On the other hand, if this is something you want to try in addition to real treatment/other management plans, or if you don’t have depression and you’d like to try to be happier…. *shrug* go for it. It’s basically positive meditation, and meditation is good for you.
(but if it doesn’t work, friends, that’s okay! It’s not a failure on your part.)
It’s okay to want to use stuff like this! The practice itself has low (if any) downsides and if it does nothing then it does nothing, but if it helps then that’s good! But it’s important to not let it warp into something harmful
the fuck kind of person doesnt let their cat outside
people in australia and new zealand should absolutely not have outdoor cats as they’re nonindiginous predators that have caused enormous destruction to the native wildlife. domestic cats tend to kill a lot more birds and mice and lizards than their owners ever see—it’s a lot better for pretty much any local ecosystem to have indoor cats and a minimum of feral cats, except for places like theme parks and farms and factories that keep feral cats around to control the rat populations.
that being said, cats who play around outdoors are really cute.
At least around here, average lifespan of an indoor cat is 15-17 years, average lifespan of an outdoor cat is about 5-6. My cat has never been more outside than the porch since we got her, and if this bothers her, she shows no sign of it. My friends who have let cats go out have tended to lose cats much faster. My previous cat, I got in ~1991 and he lived until ~2008, and now I’ve got Molly, who’s now older than most cats who go outdoors a lot.
So the fuck kind of person who wants their cat to live three times as long and be, so far as anyone can tell, just as happy, I guess.
The fuck kind of person who listens to their vet? (most vets recommend that cats be indoor-only)
Or maybe the kind of person who owns a cat with a contagious chronic illness?
Or maybe all of the other reasons listed already.
Okay, so up in the Balkans there’s this belief that anything left out under the full moon can become a vampire. Anything. All the things.
However, in the Balkans and I believe among certain Romani superstitions Pumpkins and Watermelons are particularly susceptable to vampirism. There are two ways to do it, one is by leaving them ungathered on the vine out under the full moon, and one is by having one and not eating it by midnight on Christmas. There’s also allegedly a third way that requires the watermelon or pumpkin to not rot for 2-3 years but the first two are the more accepted versions I believe.
You can recognize a vampiric plant by the way they ‘sweat blood’. As I understand it the insides of the plant convert to blood, and they become sentient, and roll around trying to cause mischief while making the noise brlbrlbrl, because they’re inherently evil and driven to do evil.
However they’re also fucking plants and are easily foiled by stairs so literally no one is scared of them they’re just ineffectual hostile plants AND I LOVE THEM.
This is beautiful. Pratchett menioned them in one of his books, and I’ve always wondered.
they become sentient, and roll around trying to cause mischief while making the noise brlbrlbrl, because they’re inherently evil and driven to do evil.
this sounds suspiciously like it might have been the inspiration for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
My truck has a flat. (and we have no spare for it)
why would you ever idolize cops when firefighters exist
yeah seriously have you ever heard of “corrupt firefighter”
what would a ‘corrupt firefighter’ even be. he put out that fire with a little TOO much water. he was a little rough with the cat he rescued from a tree for a little old lady
Firefighting used to be a privatized, for-profit industry. It was basically the very definition of corrupt. Firefighting companies were basically gangs with territories, because the company that put out the fire would get paid by the home insurance.
You had to have a medal on your property saying that you had paid for the privilege of protection from fire. If you hadn’t paid, they would show up and watch your house burn. And if you had paid, if companies got there at the same time, only one of them would get paid by the insurance. they would fight each other if they showed up at the same time. Like actual fistfights in the street.
Looting was also extremely common. Did you ever watch Gangs of New York?
Firefighting gangs were part of a political engine as well. Very famously, a man named Boss Tweed got his start as a fire Boss.
Not only that, but corruption still exists in fire departments. Usually any claims of larger scale corruption tends to be people bitching about unions and pay, some websites talking about scandal coverups re: rape allegations/harassment (which I am well inclined to believe but the websites don’t actually look like legit sources), and some claims of disability fraud which is it’s own other political sinkhole.
Firefighters don’t murder people when they’re corrupt. And the system as a whole doesn’t band together to protect them.