Guys, this is making news. We’re being heard.
But the comments on the article are, as usual, horrible (accusing us of being delusional, crazy, etc.).
If you guys could please go offer some words of support, that would be GRAND.
Article HERE: (x)
NO THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT
Not only are the comments on the article horrible, but the writer of the article was getting harassed by people for even writing it.
Please people go show some love and if you have a Twitter go and tell this guy he’s fucking rad.
photos 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
This is better to see than white people with African animals.
o da babies
first thing i thought of
oc by me B)
I DONT PLAY PORTAL BUT THIS IS HILARIOUS
i CANT STOP LAUGHING
holy shit though imagine just always having one of your spouse’s fingers on your hand
imagine how much you could mess with them
I am so fucking glad that they didn’t force these two into a romantic relationship.
it’s even better when you remember, that every second they are not dying, she keeps trying to hook him up with any girl, she’s his wingwoman
She’s his Barney Stinson.
Haaaaaaaaaave you met Steve?
- Periods aren’t a big deal for some people
- Periods are extremely disabling for some people
- Pain is subjective and it’s different for everyone
- Stop arguing about this
i found out today that my sociology teacher coached jensen ackles back in high school. you know what they do on baseball teams? they pat each others’ butts to show appreciation
so my sociology teacher has probably touched jensen’s butt, and i’ve not only shaken my sociology teacher’s hand, but i’ve also high fived it
therefore i’ve indirectly touch jensen ackles’ butt.
If you don’t have Iron Man cutting your blog in half then you’re automatically a member of hydra
i don’t know who to thank-
the customer or the cook
look if you unironically say ‘money can’t buy happiness’ then either you’ve never faced a real financial struggle or you’ve achieved enlightenment, because goddamn does financial security feel an awful lot like happiness when it’s something you’re not used to
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George R. R. Martin everyone.
My favourite thing about this gifset is that George R. R. Martin acknowledges both of these methods without insulting or dismissing the other. He is a fantastic writer and I know that some other fantastic writers swear by their methods and discount the others, which can be really disheartening as a young writer. Hearing him describe both of these methods without dismissing the other makes me very, very happy, as I am very much an architect and I always get so sad when every writer I look up to is like “NO PLANNING. PLANNING BAD. WRITERS DONT PLAN.”
So thank you, Mr. Martin.
I am by and large an architect but I am not opposed to my building gaining sentience and doing what it wants along the way, a la a gardener. So I feel this. I feel it so hard. Also:
"No one is purely an architect or a gardener in terms of writers, but many writers tend to one side or the other."
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN, YOU MAY NOT BE PERFECT, BUT THAT SENTENCE IS. THANK YOU.