ardatli:

We were up visiting our local pet store/adoption centre this morning for some much-needed kitten-patting, and I saw a curious sign on one of the cages. So naturally, I asked what the story was… 

Apparently, the chinchilla had been in an enclosure with a bunch of other chinchillas, and he was being badly bullied. He was the lowest-ranking member of the pack (herd? flock?) hierarchy, and was getting injured regularly, so they separated him out into his own cage. 

Chinchillas are social animals, though, and he didn’t do any better - he was physically safe, but emotionally a wreck. The keeper described him as ‘awfully sad,’ that ‘his ears were always drooping,’ and ‘he would just sit there, all balled up and lonely.’

In another cage, they had a pregnant female degu who needed some space away from the other degus. They’d already tried putting a couple of other animals in with the chinchilla - a baby mouse, and a baby guinea pig - but they were both terrified and wouldn’t go near him, so they had to be moved out. 

The degu took one look, cozied up, and became his best friend. When her babies were born, they treated him like he was their father. The keeper says she bosses him around constantly, and he’s never been happier. 

Now that the babies have been moved out, and they have their cage all to themselves, the degu and chinchilla are inseparable. The keeper described them as being ‘utterly in love,’ and the store will only sell them as a pair, so they can stay together. 

Love is awesome. 

(My apologies for the quality of some of the pictures; they were taken with my phone camera, without a flash, through glass.)


Watching Gemma stroke Albert is so cute. He closes his eyes and puts his little arm back to let her get his belly and leans into her hand. Aww.


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thatfunnyblog:

this is the me-ist thing of all time

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that-fucking-lame-dude:

Game of Thrones cast photos out of character.

I love these photos so much

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buphotography:

Rolls and Folds
Ilford HP5 film scan
©BU Photography 2014
Self Portrait by Taylor Marie
Please keep credits upon reblog.
All prints for sale, contact me here or at taytaylfc@gmail.com if interested.

buphotography:

Rolls and Folds

Ilford HP5 film scan

©BU Photography 2014

Self Portrait by Taylor Marie

Please keep credits upon reblog.

All prints for sale, contact me here or at taytaylfc@gmail.com if interested.

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comingoutjournal:

Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison Are Married!
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Jodie Foster married Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, E! Online reports. Last summer it was rumored that Foster and Hedison were dating because they were spotted together at Alan Cumming’s one-man showMacbeth together, but it looks as though the rumors were definitely right on that time, because they are married ladies now!
While there are no details about the ceremony, Foster’s rep confirmed they are indeed married, according to E!

Congrats to the happy couple!

comingoutjournal:

Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison Are Married!

via SheWired:

Jodie Foster married Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, E! Online reports. Last summer it was rumored that Foster and Hedison were dating because they were spotted together at Alan Cumming’s one-man showMacbeth together, but it looks as though the rumors were definitely right on that time, because they are married ladies now!

While there are no details about the ceremony, Foster’s rep confirmed they are indeed married, according to E!

Congrats to the happy couple!

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gallifrey-feels:

brainstatic:

historical-nonfiction:

A Pythagorean cup looks like a normal drinking cup, except that the bowl has a central column in it. It was supposedly invented by Pythagoras of Samos (yes, that one). It allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. If the user fills only to that level, the imbiber may enjoy a drink in peace. If, however, the user gets greedy, the cup dumps all the wine into the unfortunate victim’s lap.

Pythagoras sounds like a real asshole.

You didn’t pick that up in high school?

gallifrey-feels:

brainstatic:

historical-nonfiction:

A Pythagorean cup looks like a normal drinking cup, except that the bowl has a central column in it. It was supposedly invented by Pythagoras of Samos (yes, that one). It allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. If the user fills only to that level, the imbiber may enjoy a drink in peace. If, however, the user gets greedy, the cup dumps all the wine into the unfortunate victim’s lap.

Pythagoras sounds like a real asshole.

You didn’t pick that up in high school?

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thebunnymun:

keepcalmandsuperwholock:

uctwerkeley:

slimewizard:

never not reblog

And then there’s good ol’ America

This actually makes me so angry. The truth is right here and people see it and brush it aside. We really could make things better. But no, America apparently wants to suck forever.

Don’t know if this stuff is true for Finland- but yea I’ve had to do homework since I was in the 1st grade so I was 5/6 years old when I started having homework to do. School sucks.

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pottergirl05:

The only thing you need to see.. Peter dinklage and Lena Heady hula hooping at a gay bar.

I wanna be their friend.

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Malcolm Venville. The Women of Casa X.

The British photographer Malcolm Venville has made a searing photographic record of a deranged reality. Complementing Venville’s photographs is a series of astonishingly candid interviews with the women of Casa X by the well-known Mexican writer Amanda de la Rosa. These are the portraits and testimonies of thirty-five survivors of the monster of the City, with much to say about life in a slum in Latin America: about the Mexico that horrifies, about sex, poverty, love, and the darkest side of human nature.

One night in Mexico City, Carmen Muñoz, sex worker, was roaming the streets looking for customers. Unexpectedly, she found two colleagues, both over sixty years old, sleeping on the street, covered by newspapers. After almost forty years of giving service to butchers, porters, refuse collectors and criminals, they were now long forgotten by their families and society. Carmen was confronted with what would be her own fate, like most women of her profession. Striving for dignity for all of them, she organised her colleagues and led a group that resolved to find a home where they could spend their last days in safety and warmth.

In 2006, after twelve years of work, and with the support of Mexican intellectuals and artists, the government gave them a seventeenth-century mansion, where Carmen founded Casa Xochiquetzal - Casa X. Around sixty women, all over fifty years old, receive shelter, food, and medical and psychological care. This is not just a retirement home - most of the women who live there still walk the streets. But Casa X is the only refuge for prostitutes in Latin America.

Casa X is located in the heart of the notorious district of Tepito. Although only eight blocks from the historic centre of Mexico City, Tepito is a micro-universe, where life is lived in a unique fashion. For nearly 500 years it has been a place of impunity, crime, smuggling, violence and prostitution. The neighbourhood did not submit to the Aztec Empire, or to the Spanish conquistadors, or to the current authorities. Tepito has an identity that goes beyond its boundaries. It has its own social organisation, myths, heroes, slang, and even its own local deity, La Santa Muerte (Holy Death). The women of Casa X are stuck at the bottom of the ladder of this world, and keeping the memories of it in their bodies.

Website

Bodies!!!!

this is amazingly beautiful.

This filled me with joy.

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