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hutchj:

acceber74:

nhaneh:

bored-no-more:

Ultimate proof that cats are smart !!! more smart cats«

Cat intelligence is actually a pretty interesting topic in that the majority of studies on the subject basically have to end in the conclusion "we just don’t know" because cats are among the most uncooperative research subjects of all time. We know a great deal of cat sight, having used cats as the archetype for a vision-focused vertebrate/mammal, but we still know very little about what really goes on inside the cat mind.

kiarasnaps

Homeboy moved that ottoman like it was nothing.

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porkskins:

madgirl-without-a-box:

porkskins:

has anyone actually had a neighbor thats asked to borrow sugar

no but one time my neighbor arrived with 56 packages of sugar saying there was a sale and he gave us 10 for free

your neighbor is the type of person we read about in math books

No but I have definitely been the neighbour asking for it

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lollipvps:

But you have to understand that when both my cousin and I came out as bisexual to our great-aunt, she told us we were too young to label ourselves.

You have to understand that both of my brothers are gay and came out to her before the ages of 15. She had absolutely no problem.

My great-aunt is a 69 year old lesbian.

You have to understand that not every aspect of biphobia has to do with homophobia.

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ariannagrandeofficial:

big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

to my utter delight translating the russian on this video gives us “In Barton Kuznetsova even cats trained dressage horse” and the heading says it’s a farm and her other video is of riders SO YES IT DOES APPEAR TO BE MIMIKING DRESSAGE HORSES

shayvaalski:

ariannagrandeofficial:

big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

to my utter delight translating the russian on this video gives us “In Barton Kuznetsova even cats trained dressage horse” and the heading says it’s a farm and her other video is of riders SO YES IT DOES APPEAR TO BE MIMIKING DRESSAGE HORSES

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i-mnotbrokenjustbent:

madelinelime:

When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit. 

That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.

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lizardvvizard:

Jon gets it wrong sometimes, but this is spot the fuck on

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pugpixie:

atlphyre:

pugpixie:

while were on the subject can we please talk about the thing with the minotaur in The Realm of the Gods

Daine cries over killing the minotaur who was going to rape her. She says it “wasn’t his fault.” That it was his “nature” and he “couldn’t help it.” Which is the exact same language a lot of people use to describe actual rapists in the actual real world we live in. 

That passage, even more than the Numair/Daine age gap, is why I can’t forgive the Immortals series. 

I think its a good point however, the Immortals are creatures that are created from nightmares aren’t they? So it is accurate to say that the minotaur is acting to his nature (without supporting Daine’s perhaps naive and uneducated reaction)… Whereas human males are not created from the nightmares of women. They choose to become them. 

Once again I’m not criticizing the 100% made-up minotaur within the context of the 100% made-up morality in his 100% made-up universe, criticizing the real author who wrote this real scene in a real book that exists in the real world where real rape happens and real children read this scene and connect the made-up thing to the real thing in their minds. 

I’m sorry if I had missed a previous explanatory post with a dialogue. I definitely see where you’re coming from. I think that as an author Pierce has had to evolve her writing when dealing with these issues so that the true message is more apparent for readers of all levels. 

treetart said: I agree. While I always thought the scene could have had another paragraph or two talking about how with a half human its different, and humans are held to different standards, i wouldn't shit on the entire series due to one paragraph. The rest of the books have great themes about empowering women and what is wrong and right

Thank you for your addition! — I certainly can’t say what will or won’t make or break a series for everyone individually but sometimes I think Tamora Pierce adds these lines to challenge our modern conventions and make us think about how we perceive things as normal in our society. She is faced with the conflict of being true to the message as well as true to the character and in this instance I think it may not be all it seems.

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curvesincolor:

FOOD FOR THOUGHT. 

The patriarchy doesn’t tell women they have to prove through acts of physical dominance and aggression their superiority over each other… because women=/= dominance … the world scares me.

curvesincolor:

FOOD FOR THOUGHT. 

The patriarchy doesn’t tell women they have to prove through acts of physical dominance and aggression their superiority over each other… because women=/= dominance … the world scares me.

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pugpixie:

while were on the subject can we please talk about the thing with the minotaur in The Realm of the Gods

Daine cries over killing the minotaur who was going to rape her. She says it “wasn’t his fault.” That it was his “nature” and he “couldn’t help it.” Which is the exact same language a lot of people use to describe actual rapists in the actual real world we live in. 

That passage, even more than the Numair/Daine age gap, is why I can’t forgive the Immortals series. 

I think its a good point however, the Immortals are creatures that are created from nightmares aren’t they? So it is accurate to say that the minotaur is acting to his nature (without supporting Daine’s perhaps naive and uneducated reaction)… Whereas human males are not created from the nightmares of women. They choose to become them. 

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