i cock my hat
as i please

(Source: 6woofs)

tags → #dogs #a good 

sodii:

i haven’t painted in a while /sweats

tags → #art 

(Source: ladiesagainsthumanity)

tags → #good #cah 
got that high fashion lipstick on aw yeah

got that high fashion lipstick on aw yeah

tags → #my face 

(Source: chuskopan)

ohsamwilson:

helpful links for making it through the school year with gusto
getting started
how to survive as a freshmen 
how to make friends at a new school
how to survive in college
things to remember in college
math (ew)
solve math problems like *snap*
the jesus of math 
more heavenly math help
writing an essay? 
free word processer
pretend to type an essay (and get some essay inpiration)
WHAT THE HELL IS THAT WORD 
graphic organizer
get checked or get wreckd
cite your shit 
seriously, cite your shit

motivate (u better work betch)
get fluffy animals for writing!
need help?
block distracing sites (sorry bud no tumblr)
study up, buttercup
a whole shit-ton of study playlists
listen to the rain while you study
listen to coffee shop sounds while studying
get help wit yo english
get help with other languages
study like a pro
memorization
interesting and educational websites
cool podcasts and interesting stories 
need help with a thing? this will help with said thing
cool history and english lessons (that aren’t that boring!)
beat world hunger while you study!
fiNALS EW!
how to pull an all-nighter
test taking stratagies
calm down
no need to be stressed
be ready

ohsamwilson:

helpful links for making it through the school year with gusto

getting started

how to survive as a freshmen 

how to make friends at a new school

how to survive in college

things to remember in college

math (ew)

solve math problems like *snap*

the jesus of math 

more heavenly math help

writing an essay? 

free word processer

pretend to type an essay (and get some essay inpiration)

WHAT THE HELL IS THAT WORD 

graphic organizer

get checked or get wreckd

cite your shit 

seriously, cite your shit

motivate (u better work betch)

get fluffy animals for writing!

need help?

block distracing sites (sorry bud no tumblr)

study up, buttercup

a whole shit-ton of study playlists

listen to the rain while you study

listen to coffee shop sounds while studying

get help wit yo english

get help with other languages

study like a pro

memorization

interesting and educational websites

cool podcasts and interesting stories 

need help with a thing? this will help with said thing

cool history and english lessons (that aren’t that boring!)

beat world hunger while you study!

fiNALS EW!

how to pull an all-nighter

test taking stratagies

calm down

no need to be stressed

be ready

tags → #resources #save #!!!! 

sixpenceee:

by artist Isaac Cordal

More information about his art here

For another art piece about the detrimental state of the future

ludicrouscupcake:

poppy-the-knight:

sourcedumal:

I Love My Boo campaign features real young men of color loving each other passionately. Rather than sexualizing gay relationships, this campaign models caring, and highlights the importance of us taking care of each other. Featured throughout New York City, I Love My Boo directly challenges homophobia and encourages all who come across it to critically rethink our notion of love.

GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all. GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

this is fucking adorable

SPREAD THESE IMAGES LIKE WILDFIRE PRECISELY BECAUSE THEY FUCK UP THE MISGUIDED STEREOTYPES WE ALL ARE USED TO SEEING.

tags → #WHAT A GOOD #mogii 

purplekecleon:

koryos:

If you love Scottish fold cats, I’m going to tell you something you don’t want to hear. Please, please read on anyway. If you are considering adopting a Scottish fold, PLEASE continue reading. This information needs to be more widely known.

In 2008, the Journal of Small Animal practice released a short report on disorders associated with breeds of cats. In this report, the authors mentioned the Scottish fold:

People who own them may be “charmed” by their round faces and open expression (and they may not realise that the reason the cats do not move around too much is because they are variably crippled with arthritis).1

The gene that causes the cute fold in the Scottish fold’s ear also leads to the development of a degenerative disorder called osteochondrodysplasia. ALL Scottish folds have this disorder, whether they show symptoms or not- the fold in their ears is caused by a cartilage deformity that also affects their joints.

Osteochondrodysplasia leads to crippling osteoarthritis, which affects Scottish folds at much younger ages than other breeds of cats. In cats heterozygous for the gene, the disease’s progression can be seen in cats as young as six months. In homozygous cats, it can be seen as early as seven weeks old.

Affected cats may be grossly deformed, with short wide limbs and a short, inflexible tail. They show lameness, swollen wrist (carpal) and ankle (tarsal) joints, have an abnormal gait, and are reluctant to move and jump. Severely affected individuals become crippled and unable to walk.

Many affected cats are euthanased earlier in life due to the profound effects of this disease.2

The breed is often described as “placid” and “calm.” This is due to the fact that they are constantly in pain due to this disorder. Even in mild, ‘asymptomatic’ cases which can occur in heterozygous cats, they may still be experiencing pain due to cats’ tendency to hide their suffering.

Many breeders of Scottish folds claim that not all heterozygous cats have the disorder, because the studies that examined the cats (which were all, heterozygous or not, shown to have it) had small sample sizes.

In 2003, Lorraine Shelton, a specialist in genetic diseases, offered to pay for 300 x-rays of healthy adult Scottish folds to prove that the disorder was not present in some heterozygous cats.

…She has asked a list of 300 Scottish Fold breeders from around the world to go to their vet to get X-rays done. She had offered to pay for these X-rays but not a single breeder had taken up that offer. You could not know whether this problem existed unless an X-ray was taken. If somebody would send her an X-ray of a healthy hind leg of a folded eared cat, she would be grateful as she wanted to see the very first one.3

To date, no one has taken her up on the offer. The breeders’ unwillingness to have their cats examined speaks volumes. The authors of all studies on these cats agree: it ethically wrong to continue breeding these cats.

It disturbs me that any breeder would knowingly continue to create animals that will be in pain throughout their lives. As a cat lover myself, I am begging you, please do not buy Scottish folds. Do not support these unethical breeding practices, or the concept that it is acceptable to intentionally breed unhealthy animals for the sake of how they look.

Citations

Breed-related disorders of cats (discusses issues with other breeds as well)

Genetic welfare problems of companion animals: osteochondrodysplasia (a thorough description of the disease and its prevalence)

FIFe meeting notes (leading to a decision not to recognize Scottish folds as an offical breed due to the disorder)

There was also a follow-up email about Shelton’s offer which can be read here.

Studies on osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Folds

Osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Fold cats

Incomplete dominant osteochondrodysplasia in heterozygous Scottish Fold cats (this is the source of the above x-ray pictures)

Before you buy ANY animal, please do your research. If a breed suffers from high incidences of genetic disorders, don’t use your money to support the creation of more animal suffering.

This is important enough to be posted to my main blog. I know I reblogged this months and months ago, but not enough people know about this.

There is absolutely no way to “cure” the Scottish folds of this. The gene that causes the ear to look so cute and floppy is because of the cartilage not forming properly, which is what causes the health problems — even in cats that are bred Fold x Non Fold.

What’s fucking worse is that they’re cross breeding Scottish folds with other cats. As soon as I saw them crossed with Sphynxes (anyone who follows me is probably aware of the three Sphynxes we have and how much I love them), my heart sank. This is called a “Skinderlop”

Breeding is supposed to be about breeding healthy cats/animals free of defects, and about examining mutations to see what the health risks are, if there are any. It is not supposed to be about creating more cats who are doomed to horrible health problems from birth. That is so cruel it’s unbelievable - and people still defend this breed’s continued existence…

If you know anyone who is looking into getting a kitten from a breeder, PLEASE let them know about the health problems associated with Scottish folds and cross breeds so that they don’t continue to support this sort of thing. It is needlessly cruel.

co-signed— although if you do still want a cute cat with weird ears, i would highly encourage looking into american curl cats!

image from wikipedia

their ears flip out instead of down, and they’re a young enough/regulated enough breed that there’s been no issue with inbreeding— all bloodlines are still healthy! the only thing is that their lil ears are pretty fragile and need regular cleaning. other than that they’re healthy, beautiful cats with FUN-LOOKIN’ EARS!