The World Ahead

Emily, 21, Middle Earth dweller, traveler, book lover, cloud watcher, star gazer, interior design student, Trekkie, movie addict, and a bit of a moron, actually.

Apr 18

thecosmosknowsitself asked: Frogman, I have a snake. He's a six month old ball python named Loki and he's a super adorable ball of squish. When I tell people about my babysnake, people respond with things like "I'd kill it if I could! Snakes are gross!" It really upsets me because he's my babysnake and I love him, but I don't know how to respond to them. I know some people have phobias of snakes and I don't want to invalidate them, but at the same time, he's my babysnake and those jokes hurt. How do I talk to them?

thefrogman:

Well, first I would tell them they are jerks for wanting to kill my pet. 

Then after slapping them with a fish…

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I would kindly tell them that a domesticated pet snake is very different than finding a snake in the wild. You are raising it, getting it adjusted to humans, and keeping it well fed and healthy so it doesn’t have a crazed temperament that hunger can cause in animals. 

If they have phobias, they don’t have to see or touch the snake. But telling you they would kill your pet is just a jerk move… even if it is in jest.

I would let them know that isn’t cool. Offer to prove them wrong and have them meet Loki. Tell them he makes you happy and you don’t appreciate the death threats and talk of him being gross. Maybe ask how they would feel if you said that about their puppy or kitty. Turn it around on them.

Personally, I think snakes and lizards and all manners of herptiles can be quite cute. But if I found a wild snake hiding in my closet I would run screaming with my arms flailing and then call a braver person than myself to take them back to the wild.  

People need to realize that pets and wild animals are very different things. Even the more slithery ones. 

Snakes are cool. Give Loki a pat on the [wherever snakes like to be patted] for me.


cjwho:

Oban House, Melbourne, Australia by AGUSHI | via

The client’s brief was to provide a low maintenance contemporary home that utilizes a natural and organic material pallet whilst having a slightly industrial, yet warm feel.

The house accommodates 2 living zones, study, kitchen with butler’s pantry, 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and a separate upstairs living zone. The two levels of the house are accessed by a lift and the house offers a rarity for South Yarra being a generous 2 car off street garage. Outside is an 8 metre pool and north east facing garden, tiled alfresco area for outfoor entertainment and discreet plant and equipment area. The house is orientated around a central courtyard providing northern light into the two living areas and a smaller north courtyard filles the study with a bright landscaped outlook.

Externally the house is largely rendered in a Roman finished render offering a crazed patina look and has a kind of fortress appeal with only one front facing window which is covered by operable louvred screen to protect the bedroom from the harsh afternoon sun. The lower section of the house is largely comprised of floor to ceiling windows and black Zinc cladding conceals the garage.

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brygarth:

Brygarth Nike, before and now


Apr 17

ohpierre:

pr1nceshawn:

Genderswap Fan Art by Sakimi Chan

Maleficent more like MAGNIFICENT

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The trivia section of Captain America’s wiki has me in tears-

hjea:

jeremy-ruiner:

Super serious post about Steve and his extra capabilities—

  • Steve Rogers is shown to be worthy of carrying Mjolnir, is one of few people capable of accessing Iron Man’s armory, and is one of two foreigners entrusted with the Black Panther’s technology. Steve is also one of the very few people that Wolverine truly trusts.

And then-

  • Steve loves apple cake.

Steve.

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snh-snh-snh:

I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.

Then I spend time with teenagers.

And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.

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youwontwin:

aprisity:

blackcatbelle:

view from work today. 

the dream

perfect

youwontwin:

aprisity:

blackcatbelle:

view from work today. 

the dream

perfect

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Apr 16
impulsing:

this is heaven (by ~Lauren Parker)

impulsing:

this is heaven (by ~Lauren Parker)

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Apr 15

alvauses:

It really bugs me when you hear young kids being sexist or racist or homophobic because like they’re just kids and they’ve already been infected with other people’s bullshit.

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I just don’t want Jack Gleeson to leave! He’s my favorite person, one of my favorite people in the whole cast. I can’t even believe he’s leaving. It upsets me too much. Maybe I’ll never see him again! No, I will see him again, of course. Jack Attack. I’ll see him. I’ll invite him to a concert. How can he refuse? His onscreen girlfriend? He has to! [Laughs.] -Sophie Turner [x]

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loboto:

i want to have degrees in everything. writing. acting. slaughtering men. video game design.

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