Generic Shtuff

I am an amateur drawer and writer who works in the tourism industry for an airline. I don't plan to be a writer or artist, but if I could have an online graphic novel someday, that would be cool.

kedreeva:

8bitrevolver:

This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.

A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!

Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.

All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.

Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!

Let me tell to you a thing.

This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.

She was perfect.

But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.

I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.

A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”

They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.

This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”

I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”

Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.

So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.

Lovely post!  I loved the comic and the Lenore story.  I really think older cats and special needs cats know how special it is to get a home.  They really show a lot of affection and love and appreciation.  I have adopted three cats, all of them adults.  One of them was missing a leg, but she never seemed to notice it.  She was the leader of the other cats!

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crownflame:

datowlman:

dukelovesyou:

This is my audio commentary for an extremely bizarre and incredibly stupid sex education cartoon from the 80s.

Prepare yourself for some of the strangest shit imaginable, including: baby burgers, vagina sharks, lesbian cats, a perverted duck, and so much more!

Enjoy your nightmares.

WAIT, DUKE YOU’RE STILL ALIVE???

the video itself is infinitely funnier than the commentary

I’m dating myself but I remember watching this as a kid on TV!

avannak:

snoopycomet:

I honestly think Valka is one of the most beautiful animated woman out there

Look at her, and those cheek bones!

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She is so pretty

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Her side profile is also quite lovely

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Actual Viking goddess Valka

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She’s so vibrant and aged—she makes middle aged beautiful, and not just through design but through every action, the pitch of her voice, and basically every emotion that crosses her face.

Beautifullll

I can’t handle an entire movie of this woman. I can’t.

another way Dreamworks really breaks tradition:  showing main animated female characters who are middle aged and action heroes- part of the story.  And they’ve totally averted the tradition of having dead mother characters. this one is alive and part of the story!

Alright, the challenge is upon us

therealsven:

Hey everyone, let’s see if we can get this going. I have a fun jokey storyboard panel that was turned in from Season 1 that our board artist Douglas Lovelace drew. It’s total Hiccstrid/Asscup and will make anyone who pairs these 2, immensely happy. I will only post it, if this…

All righty.  Doing my part for this….

avannak:

sam-murott:

I’ve seen so many interpretations of it, but could someone tell me once and for all what Astrid was actually shouting in the trailer?

I still only hear

"Take ‘em down, Babe!"

I don’t know what other people hear.

But what matters is the part we all hear.

Cinemablend site seems to think it’s “Take ‘em down, Babe!” 

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/How-Train-Your-Dragon-2-Trailer-Promises-Clash-Fire-Ice-42500.html

therealsven:

alice-in-wonder-world:

weary-dreams:

14” Toothless

8” Toothless

8” Green Dragon

8” Gronckle

8” Nadder

Coming May 1st (according to Amazon)

Why aren’t we talking about this?

IS THIS THE REAL LIFE

IS THIS JUST FANTASY

The continuity person in me always wants to yell when they make a Toothless with his red tail, but no saddle, they are connected!!!! That tail doesn’t just stick there without all the attachments! Grrrrr!

Have a happy birthday, good sir!  Greetings from Iceland!!!

http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=nYiqNkeVVbc&u=/watch?v=09q04Dlh7r8&feature=share

Kevin Bacon’s PSA about the 80s for the Millennials.  I can’t believe I am that old that we’re doing our version of “Walking to school uphill both ways”  (lol)

sauronthenecromancer:

team-free-will-and-the-impala:

justasimplerachel:

ive been laughing at this for about 20 minutes because
pew pew

i fucking hate this website

its 3am and there are tears streaming down my face because of this

sauronthenecromancer:

team-free-will-and-the-impala:

justasimplerachel:

ive been laughing at this for about 20 minutes because

pew pew

i fucking hate this website

its 3am and there are tears streaming down my face because of this

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HTTYD and cats

avannak:

ch4rmsing:

avannak:

ch4rmsing:

Just curious how many folks out there in the HTTYD fandom have cats?

Reblog if you own a cat  and consider yourself in the HTTYD fandom.

Are you drunk? Ahat the hell kind of polls are you running here?

And I’ll assume me and Meats are already marked down

NO. I’m still at work and NOT drunk. I knew you had a cat of course. I knew Yami had a cat, and Fjord. I knew we weren’t the only ones.

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Still have my two cats…I get my morning meows in stereo!

“A family on a healthy diet can expect to pay $2,000 more a year for food than one having less nutritious meals, say researchers who recommend that the cost gap be closed. The research in Thursday’s issue of British Medical Journal Open reviewed 27 studies from 10 high-income countries to evaluate the price differences of foods and diet patterns.”

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"Healthy eating adds $2,000 a year to family grocery bill", CBC News

Let the record reflect the conclusive result of empirical research spanning 27 studies from 10 countries: healthy eating is fucking expensive and people who deny this reality are annoying and full of shit.

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Thank you, Science.

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Interesting point there.  It shouldn’t be that way, but it seems some sort of influence snack food companies have in the food industry.  David Kirchoff, CEO of Weight Watchers mentioned in his book, Weight Loss Boss, the irony that obesity is associated with poorer income families in the USA, while more affluent areas (he pointed out a New York suburb in Connecticut) have more slender and fit people because they can afford to live more fit lives.  He found that disturbing. 

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