Posted 6 days 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 week 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 2 weeks 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!!!!

Posted 2 weeks ago
Posted 2 weeks ago

ursulavernon:

seananmcguire:

thesylverlining:

sizvideos:

Watch the video of this Japanese salamander

I want to pick this thing up and hug it

HELLO FRIEND

Quagsire! I choose you!

Posted 2 weeks ago
agirlinahellasweater:

POUR JUICE ON YOUR BABY. J UUSTT PP OURR J UCIICCE ALL OVOEOR RYOUR YOUN GG  CHILDD, J US T DO I T YO U PIE CE OF

agirlinahellasweater:

POUR JUICE ON YOUR BABY. J UUSTT PP OURR J UCIICCE ALL OVOEOR RYOUR YOUN GG  CHILDD, J US T DO I T YO U PIE CE OF

(Source: hahawhore)

Posted 3 weeks ago

charmingdeadpool:

My brother really loves Sailor Moon, so he wanted to go as tuxedo mask at a con we recently went to. I tried to do a serious photoshoot with him, but he wouldn’t really stay still :/ He was a hit with the ladies though. 

Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago

hellish-deer:

ceruleanpineapple:

spiders.

they’re like tiny 8-legged cats
how can anyone hate them

Posted 3 weeks ago

seananmcguire:

vixyish:

crystaltokyogorepolice:

teenagemutantnegroturtle:

ask-aphsiberia:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

I want you to go man!

if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

Disney magic is for everyone. Fuck racists.

Disney magic is for everyone, always.