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septemberism94:

schim:

Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]

PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.

It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats. 

Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.

http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/neurological/c_ct_headpressing

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)

http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)

I wasn’t going to reblog this until I read the important caption dang thank you!!!

Schmendrick does this because of a minor neurological issue he has. It isn’t dangerous in all cases but DO see a vet if this behavior comes out of nowhere!

likeloveadore:

Hedy Lamarr was so cool, an actress AND an inventor.

likeloveadore:

Hedy Lamarr was so cool, an actress AND an inventor.

Resources for Male Survivors

kellerprocess:

letstalkaboutrape:

I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with:

www.malesurvivor.org

www.violenceunsilenced.com

www.rainn.org

www.pandys.org

www.1in6.org

www.soulspeakout.org

Thanks everyone!

Though RAINN’s leaders have said that rape culture doesn’t exist. I’m not denying that they’re a helpful organization, but I’ve been less willing to point people toward them after this.

obfuscobble:

kiwiggle:

zakuromochi:

The other day, my friend and I went to the owl cafe in Osaka, called Owl Family Osaka. We had a 60 minute time slot, the beginning of which we were given detailed instructions about the manner and way of handling the owls. After the instruction, we were able to play with the owls.

The women running the establishment were really friendly and were so loving to the owls, they really helped us to understand the owls that we interacted with!

There were a few owls we were allowed to handle in our allowed time, while some others were in an area where they rested.

It was a really great experience!! The owls were very well behaved and were incredibly friendly. There is also a really cute little owl goods shop in the cafe~!

You should definitely visit someday if you have the chance!

Here’s their blog: http://blog.livedoor.jp/owlfamily/

oh gosh oh gosh they’re so beautiful I would give anything to go here

IMPORTANT PLACE.

thekidshouldseethis:

From “science on a budget” YouTuber Nick Moore, watch this drop of mercury being vibrated from ~120Hz down to ~10hz. We’ve seen resonance demonstrated before in Chladni Pattern videos: sound frequencies become visualized as patterns via the vibrations. Higher frequencies = more complex shapes and patterns. Adam Frank explains in more detail at NPR:

In the video above, sound waves passing around and through a drop of mercury set it oscillating. But the physics of the system — determined by things like the speed of sound in mercury and the strength of its surface tension — allow some sound waves to excite special vibrations in the drop. In other words, the mercury drop has resonances with the sound at specific frequencies.

These are called the resonant modes of the drop. When the frequency of the sound waves matches the frequency of the drop’s resonant modes, highly organized patterns of pulsation are triggered. You know you’ve hit strong resonances when something like a multiple-armed, star-shaped pattern emerges.

It’s a remarkable reminder of the hidden architectures embedded in the world around us.

In the archives: sculpting in solid mercury, with liquid nitrogen and videos about the elements.

How to block Sponsored Posts on your Dashboard

nekomimiclay:

ookiepigster:

Tumblr has recently introduced Sponsored Posts. These posts can come from anyone, regardless of whether or not you follow them, and are primarily for advertising. If you want to block them, simply install Tumblr Savior and blacklist “sponsored_badge_icon” (without the quotes).

Oh wow OK let’s please signal boost this because some recent ones have been GIFs of horror and so on, and that makes Tumblr incredibly unsafe for a good amount of people. S:

Please Help if You Can!

sonata-de-morte:

Hello, friends. I have tried and tried to avoid having to do this because asking for help is really not high on the list of things I’m good at doing. But the more time passes, the more things happen that make me need the help, so here we are.

Basically the situation is this: No one in my family has a real job right now. My dad recently tried to open up a restaurant, but the costs of running it were piling up much faster than the profits we were making, and we still had bills to pay at home, and we had to close down. We haven’t been able to pay our bills on time, and most of the time there is little to no food in our house.

I had been saving up to move out and pay my student loans, but since I no longer have a job, paying bills and my loans has eaten up all of my savings, which has put me right back at square one.

Those of you who know me, know that my mother has been having some extreme mental health issues (delusions, hearing voices in her head, intense paranoia), and she copes with that by lashing out at everyone else in the house. It’s awful to live with and she refuses to go see a doctor (not that we could afford it if she did go), and most of the time it’s emotional and verbal abuse. The sooner I can move out, the better.

Add to that the fact that I’ve got a thousand dollar hospital bill that just went into collections, and I am just drowning in the fact that I can’t afford any of the things life keeps throwing at me, and right now I don’t know what else to do. My dad keeps trying to do what he can, but the stress is getting to him, and I don’t want this to start making his health deteriorate.

So.

I’m going to be opening up writing commissions. That’s pretty much the only talent I have aside from jewelry making, and if I get money to buy supplies, then I’ll open commissions for that, too.

I can do fanfiction or original stuff depending on your preferences, and I am literally willing to write about any scenario. Got some hidden kink that you’ve always wanted to see your favorite characters acting out? I will write it. Want to see them genderbent and being awesome? I will write that, too.

You can see examples of my writing on my AO3 account or in my writing tags here and here.

Fandoms:

  • Harry Potter
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Yu Yu Hakusho
  • Inuyasha
  • Frozen
  • Dragon Age
  • Captive Prince (and assorted other books, just ask and I can tell you if I feel confident writing for it)

Pairings:

  • Harry Potter: Harry/Draco, Snape/Harry, Harry/Draco/Snape, Harry/Pansy, Draco/pretty much anyone, Dean/Seamus, etc.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Roy/Ed, Elricest, Ed/Ling, Ed/Greedling, Ed/Win, Roy/Hughes, Ling/Lan Fan
  • YYH: Kurama/Hiei, Kurama/Yusuke, Hiei/Yusuke, Yusuke/Kuwabara, Kurama/Kuwabara, Kurama/pretty much anyone
  • Inuyasha: Sesshomaru/Kagome, Inuyasha/Kagome, Sesshomaru/Inuyasha
  • Frozen: Elsa/Anna, Anna/Kristoff, Anna/Hans, Kristoff/Hans, Kristoff/Elsa/Anna
  • Dragon Age: Any
  • Books: Depends on the book

If you’d like something with original characters, just tell me what you’re looking for, and we can go from there.

Right now I am charging $10 for every thousand words up to five thousand. If you’d like something longer than five thousand words (like a multi-chapter fic or something), then the rate will change, and we can discuss all that.

I only accept payments via Paypal, and my email for that is windwitchery@gmail.com. If you are interested, or need more information, please contact me there.

Also if you’d just like to donate, that’s awesome, too, and I would be super grateful.

If you can’t commission me, then please signal boost this. I really want to be able to take some pressure off of my dad and maybe get back to saving again until I can get steady work, and every little bit helps.

Thanks in advance!

colorfullymad:

Hey guys, so my eating disorder is really out of control again, and I need treatment, badly.  I got accepted at Timberline Knolls, but they need $2,000 for my copay, plus I need a ticket to a from (I live in California).  I spent 5 1/2 months at another treatment facility last year and am back at square one.  I’m desperate.  Please, if you could spread this or donate any amount, I would greatly appreciate it. 

http://www.gofundme.com/8gvafw?preview=1