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Brb, pretending to be an apatosaurus.

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INFP, Neutral Good, and an omnivore frequently masquerading as an herbivore.

Things which are an absolute delight unto the very cockles of my heart include cat paws, baking bread, naps, bicycles, things with owls, tall tales and fairy-tales, knee bruises, hedgehogs, blustery days, eating bowls of salad as big as my head, giraffes, freckles, skirts & sweaters, the sea-shore, hooping, snuggling under blankets, and big warm bowls of noodles and cups of tea or coffee.

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29 September 14
  • My friend's almost-four-year-old kid: I'm hungry.
  • Me: Didn't you just have a snack?
  • Friend's kid: Yeah but I'm hungry always.
  • Me: (whispers) Me too.
Posted: 2:00 PM

Reblogged: gottalovehedgehogs

Tags: hedgehogs
28 September 14

yainterrobang:

LIST OF THE WEEK: TWENTY BANNED BOOKS
Celebrate your intellectual freedom. Read a banned book.

Learn more about each book here: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Looking for Alaska, I Hunt Killers, Eleanor & Park, Gossip Girl, The Hunger Games, TTYL, 13 Reasons Why, The Giver, Speak, Hold Still, Whale Talk, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Twenty Boy Summer, Boy Meets Boy, Living Dead Girl, Fallen Angels, Vampire Academy, The Supernaturalist, A Wrinkle In Time.

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Oh my god all of this obviously is important but I LAUGHED at the last one because Madeleine L’Engle was a Christian and A Wrinkle in Time had, in addition to the science-fantasy elements, very noticeable Christian overtones. Just - what? What goes through these people’s heads?

Reblogged: teacoffeebooks

Posted: 2:00 PM

Reblogged: froth

27 September 14

I’m so tired I could easily go to bed right now.

But on the plus side, I get to go see CHVRCHES tomorrow!

And after that, I get to spend a whole freaking day with my best friend and his family who I haven’t seen in like nine months!!!

Posted: 2:00 PM

(Source: notabadday)

Reblogged: l-azaruslady

26 September 14

This is basically what it’s like to be an adult.

(Source: kpfun)

Reblogged: spazerco

Posted: 1:33 AM
thesylverlining:

unexplained-events:

A Tibetan Monk blesses the deer that gather around him and someone snaps a picture. Upon viewing the picture they notice a rainbow had appeared.

pretty sure this is the happiest picture I’ve seen in a long time

This is the loveliest thing. If I still had a locker at this phase of my life, I’d print this out and tape it up in my locker. I want to carry a copy of this in my pocket at all times and pull it out to look at when I get sad or anxious or angry or upset or lonely. This is just so lovely and happy.

thesylverlining:

unexplained-events:

A Tibetan Monk blesses the deer that gather around him and someone snaps a picture. Upon viewing the picture they notice a rainbow had appeared.

pretty sure this is the happiest picture I’ve seen in a long time

This is the loveliest thing. If I still had a locker at this phase of my life, I’d print this out and tape it up in my locker. I want to carry a copy of this in my pocket at all times and pull it out to look at when I get sad or anxious or angry or upset or lonely. This is just so lovely and happy.

Reblogged: spazerco

Tags: o
25 September 14

(Source: captainharrison)

Reblogged: faultyschematic

Tags: o
Posted: 2:00 PM

camwyn:

derinthemadscientist:

sunkelles:

the fact that the real world could have involved dragons, unicorns, magic, time travel and insane adventures but instead has things like taxes is why i read so much

This lizard shoots blood out of its eyes to deter predators

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This bird has tiny dinosaur claws on its wings and its chicks can climb like goddamn monkeys

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This thing is literally named the Vampire Squid from Hell, and it’s so lazy that it uses optical illusions to trick its predators into thinking it’s running away really fast instead of actually running away

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When these ants squabble over territory, instead of fighting they have a dance-off. The winner of the dance-off gets to enslave the other colony

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This diagram is of one of many planets made of solid diamond

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And here’s a picture of our galaxy in space which, by the way, would taste of raspberries and smell of rum:

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This adorable dear is a water bear, a very tiny animal with a weird internal pulley system for movement. It can survive being dried out and rehydrated (in nature it depends on it), and can survive in open space without air, pressure or radiation shielding for at least ten days and be fine.

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Naked mole rats are not only the only eusocial mammals, but are also cold-blooded and immune to cancer.

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There are a LOT of animals that navigate via electricity

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or can “see” through sound echoes

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or have the regenerative properties of mythical trolls

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These guys live in water between 2C and 464C (35-867F) at 300atm of pressure, sometimes in water as briny as vinegar… and they’re far from the only species to do it

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Caterpillars turn completely to goo in their cocoons and their adult forms grow within it. Hundreds of species of parasite mind-control their hosts, including those that affect humans. Wheat as we know it isn’t rightfully a single species; it’s a 2-way hybrid with twice as many sets of chromosomes as it should rightfully have, created by us. Microorganisms genetically engineer plants to change their shape to provide homes for the tiny engineers. If you mess up the mRNA distribution in a newly fertilised fly egg, you can make a fly with two heads and no butt. Fruit flies get drunk in the same way that humans do; they’re a remarkable model for all kinds of human things, even though they shouldn’t be all that similar to us at all. Beavers change entire landscapes to colonise new areas. Bacteria far up in the sky help clouds to form. Diamonds are born not from the bones of dinosaurs, as many believe, but in the hearts of volcanoes. If you capture lightning on a super high speed camera, you can see many little spots of light branch out and seek the ground, calling up positive branches until one tendril from the sky meets one from the land and the energy of the could is immediately discharged in a bright, hot flash. We don’t yet know what lives in magma. We can deduce the heart of a star, but we can’t explore the hundreds of other planets in the galaxy like ours. The trillions and trillions of microorganisms living in your gut act like digestive organs that it’s very hard to live without, and there are 10x as man of them as there are human cells in you; you could argue that you’re 9% human. If you fold a single (hypothetical, infinite) piece of paper 42 times, it will reach past the moon. The eye has evolved independently on Earth at least 40 times, and possibly as many as 65 times. There are no muscles in your fingers. A rhino’s horn and your hair are the same structure. A horse’s hoof and your fingernail are the same structure. Some of your thinking isn’t done in your brain — it’s done at the top of your spine, throughout your spine, in your intestines, and in your heart. Your brain fills in the gaps of what you don’t see, but mentally interpreting what you do see is largely done inside the eyes. A lot of an octopus’ thinking is done in its arms.

But sure, gripe at the universe for not giving us pointy horses. Without them I guess it’s all pretty boring.

(Fantasy novels can be pretty great though)

Allow me to add that this is a world in which human beings have encountered, in one way or another, all of the living creatures seen here: http://camwyn.tumblr.com/tagged/ladies-and-gentlemen-i-present-to-you:-the-ocean - because fantasy writers would be told to sit down and start editing if they came up with animals that patently bizarre.

(Source: disregardcanon)

Reblogged: shinyfortheshow

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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh