The Forgotten Xenomorph
Frogman, I have a snake. He's a six month old ball python named Loki and he's a super adorable ball of squish. When I tell people about my babysnake, people respond with things like "I'd kill it if I could! Snakes are gross!" It really upsets me because he's my babysnake and I love him, but I don't know how to respond to them. I know some people have phobias of snakes and I don't want to invalidate them, but at the same time, he's my babysnake and those jokes hurt. How do I talk to them?

thefrogman:

Well, first I would tell them they are jerks for wanting to kill my pet. 

Then after slapping them with a fish…

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I would kindly tell them that a domesticated pet snake is very different than finding a snake in the wild. You are raising it, getting it adjusted to humans, and keeping it well fed and healthy so it doesn’t have a crazed temperament that hunger can cause in animals. 

If they have phobias, they don’t have to see or touch the snake. But telling you they would kill your pet is just a jerk move… even if it is in jest.

I would let them know that isn’t cool. Offer to prove them wrong and have them meet Loki. Tell them he makes you happy and you don’t appreciate the death threats and talk of him being gross. Maybe ask how they would feel if you said that about their puppy or kitty. Turn it around on them.

Personally, I think snakes and lizards and all manners of herptiles can be quite cute. But if I found a wild snake hiding in my closet I would run screaming with my arms flailing and then call a braver person than myself to take them back to the wild.  

People need to realize that pets and wild animals are very different things. Even the more slithery ones. 

Snakes are cool. Give Loki a pat on the [wherever snakes like to be patted] for me.

This is why the Frogman is AMAZING. <3

ryanpanos:

Black Friday-The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall | Seph Lawless | Via

When they were built in the 1970s these two gleaming Ohio malls were symbols of the boom years in the U.S., and their wide walkways were filled with shoppers. 

Now the verdant foliage that decorated them has died off and the fountains inside are dry as store after store deserted the out-of-town malls. 

The demise of the Rolling Acres and and Randall Park Mall have been documented by photographer Seph Lawless, who remembers visiting them when he was a child and even had his first job at one of the them.

live-from-nowhere:

beautiful-blisss:

nemotes:

Liu Bolin - The Invisible Artist’s newer (and some older) works. official gallery and from and from

OMG so cool

itschildoftheonetrueking:

secotm:

Has there been any explanation given why the New Testament needed four gospels? Nevermind the contradictions, why was it deemed necessary to tell Jesus’ life four different times instead of in one text?

My guess is it was a political move, different…

thefrogman:

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#CuddleFu

nashscribblings:

So recently lots of the female producers at TGWTG have been getting threatened by a shitwit what thinks threats of rape and murder are the height of wit. I’m sure if Oscar Wilde were alive today, he’d chuck all that wordplay and nimble speech for a quick tweet about…

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Drive Recklessly - Video

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zingey:

ruf1oh-n1tram:

Remember that episode of courage the cowardly dog where a furry bunny runs away from abusive dog dude to be with her lesbian cat lover

because that is all you need to remember

This episode is actually what got Courage taken off the air because a coalition of moms thought it carried lesbian symbolism and they threatened to sue the network if the show wasn’t removed from the air.

Many people at Cartoon Network cite Courage as their favourite sow during its run and say that they would not have taken it off, had they had a real choice.

So the show ran the remaining episodes and was not renewed for another season.

This is incorrect. Or, at least from what I researched, it is.
The reasons I saw were that the show finished its contract of 4 seasons and 13 episodes, it had too much dark humor (like invader zim) and scared kids (it scared the fuck outta me, especially that episode with the mummy and the slab), or it wasn’t as popular as it seemed and lost money.
I saw nothing about these “lesbian lovers” and the parents threatening to sue the channel. Also, this episode, titled “the Mask”, was in season 2 while the whole show lasted 4 seasons. 
This information is incorrect. Please do not use misinformation to fight homophobic discrimination. We already have enough of that to make up bullshit to add onto it and make people angry for no reason.

mattbors:

Bundy Ranch Activism

colleydogstar:

michaelanixon:

writeroffates:

Nightwing #141

I swear to god this is the cutest thing ever.

Two things: 

1. This is more realistic than any “gritty” or “grounded” superhero story I’ve ever read. FACT. 

2. Do yourself a favor and re-read the dialogue. Just realize how kind Superman’s being to this random dude. Nightwing throws a little snark, but there’s Superman talking to this fanboy cop about same teams and “three of us patrolling.”

…I really miss having a kind Superman.

I miss scenes like this

THIS IS WHY I LOVE SUPERMAN.