Posted 2 weeks ago

Why Magical Girls Are Never Attacked During A Tranformation

replicaaa:

brickme:

As some of you might already have guessed, I’m a fan of Japanese girl idols. One of the many, many idol groups in existence today in Japan is NMB48, a Osaka-based spin-off group of the (in)famous AKB48. NMB has a weekly show that’s surprisingly entertaining as well…

Posted 2 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago

forestambassador:

Lexicopolis: A-B-City is a game about building your vocabulary by Pat Littell.

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Why Try It: A quiet, slow-paced word/building game; build a huge range of structures.

Mood: Contemplative

Author’s Notes: "The land yields valuable letters. Harvest letters by constructing buildings over them. Construct buildings by spelling them."

From the forest ambassador: 'Cineplex' contains the letter x.

Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
whycantibe1oftheoneswithacoolurl:

schrodingerscatisdead:

me at pokemon daycare

I had to reblog this again

whycantibe1oftheoneswithacoolurl:

schrodingerscatisdead:

me at pokemon daycare

I had to reblog this again

Posted 3 weeks ago

fat-birds:

chickenshit:

real birds tweet on twitter

I don’t know why I’m laughing so hard at this :’)

Posted 3 weeks ago

buggirl:

Every once in a while a mysterious creature comes my way and I am completely stumped!  I have absolutely no idea what this spider is!!  Look how weird her abdomen is!!  It curled up in different ways when she moved!  How does she even have organs in there?
  Any clues, anybody?!?!

Tiputini, Ecuador

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EDIT   thanks for all the ID help!  General consensus is a Whip Tail Spider of some sort!

Posted 1 month ago

Mongooses, Cockatrices, Magic Plants and the Evolution of a Story

Have you ever wondered “hey, why DID medieval Europeans come up with the idea of a chicken-dragon that can turn you to stone? What’s that about?” Well good news I’ve got the answer right here!

Posted 1 month ago

belas-imagens:

nubbsgalorephotos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

Posted 1 month ago

thebigblackwolfe:

shavostars:

I think about pokemon in non-battle situations a lot. Like pokemon who have been trained/raised to be helpers and assistants than to be battle partners.

Pokemon visiting hospitals to cheer patients up like dogs and cats do. Or ones that help kids learn to read, speak, swim, go through therapy?! Even pokemon who’s abilities help owners with specific disabilities?!

I love thinking of pokemon outside of battle situations.

Service Pokemon!

SERVICE POKEMON!!!!