Sep. 11th, 2017

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I have a nibling who is not even two and has a model toy of the Endeavor space shuttle that he calls “my plane” when he plays with it. He loves it. And today we went to the California Science Center see the ACTUAL Endeavor space shuttle and I tell you what-

that kid lost his goddamn mind. It was the ACTUAL BEST. 

Cool fact about kids: they are small and dumb and they don’t know anything.

Like, for instance, their life experience gives them no reason to know that their toys are often based on actual things that exist.

It took him a while to realise the shuttle was even there because- protip about space shuttles: they are freaking huge. So like it didn’t even really register to him as an object? It was too big, it just seemed like the ceiling? But he saw the photos on the wall and he saw the gift shop and he was looking all around like “MY PLANE! MY PLANE!” because his toy “plane” was on every single thing. Models. Shirts. Mugs. Plushies. Books. This was a whole warehouse dedicated just to his plane, and that would have been amazing enough. Except, also, the actual life-size real has-been-to-space thing was there too. 

So eventually we got him to look up at the actual shuttle like, “yeah, look! There it is! It’s your plane, and it’s REALLY BIG” and when he finally took it in he literally screamed and I swear I thought for a second he was gonna die right there “IT’S BIG. MY PLANE MY PLANE MY PLANE” (looking at all the other people in the science center, pointing at a NASA space shuttle, shouting “MY PLANE!” like the actual proudest person in the world who just willed an entire spacecraft into existence).

Anyway I had a migraine for most of the day, but I’m still super glad I went out because it was totally worth it.
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a small backyard, a decent fence and the will to make a safe coop for your fluffy dames is all you need to make it happen

they will eat your vegetable scraps and gobble down pretty much any kind of food waste, turning discarded crusts and mushy fruit into big fat eggs full of protein!

and depending on which breed you buy, they will lay an egg almost every day. free, nutritious food every morning! what other pet will do that?

it’s a misconception that eating eggs is inherently cruel, or that you need a rooster for your chickens to lay eggs! all the eggs you buy in supermarkets are unfertilised, which means there is no chance of that egg ever hatching. you’re not eating a potential life, your chickens will lay eggs regardless of whether there’s a rooster around

so only buy a rooster to go with your lovely ladies if you want baby chicks - otherwise, just get some girls and enjoy those omelettes!

the way cage egg farms are run is terrible, and you can’t always be sure that a free range farm is as idyllic as the picture you see on the carton. lots of sad chookies who can’t perch or scratch or eat grass and clean themselves. :( 

this way, you will always be certain that your girls are happy, healthy, doing what chicken are meant to do and eating what chickens should be eating, which means bigger and better eggs for you!

you can give eggs to your friends! give eggs to strangers! eggs for everyone!

tiny and furious lawnmowers. chickens LOVE grass, especially clover. if you have a small backyard, they will do all the work of keeping the grass trimmed. 

a caution, pls buy your chicken a friend - they will get lonely if you only buy one. my friend had two chickens and one died, leaving Gizmo all alone. she got depressed and stopped laying, so they put her in the rabbit hutch. now she has a best friend bunny called Jimmy and she’s very happy! she often sits on him and purrs.

chickens are good around most other pets - cats and chickens usually regard each other with mutual indifference and disdain, but they generally bond with dogs. however, if you know your pooch or kitty is particularly aggressive, make sure you check it won’t be a problem!

scratch scratch scratch, scratch party!!

one time I was cleaning out the stables and my chicken came over, saw that I was using a big rake and went !!!! scratch time!!! and she started scratching furiously next to me like she was trying to help

they’re very clean animals and will clean themselves every day with a dust bath and a thorough preening

when it starts raining it takes them a good 10 seconds to process what’s happening, then they RUN to shelter

gloriously stupid tiny velociraptor running

peck peck peck. is food? I check! peck. not food!

rip all snails and slugs that live in your garden

they will also go after mice and spiders

chicken poop is great fertiliser! when you clean out their coop, spread the poo on your garden and watch your flowers and veggies grow!

kiddos LOVE chickens!!

seriously, looking after chickens is a great job for little kids - any little fella can fill up their water and give them some food, and collecting a warm, fresh egg every morning is so rewarding for them!!! 

hours of entertainment watching their antics

some (not all) like a cuddle! the ladies will let you know what their preference is. they may also gently peck and groom you because they love you.

you can give them fancy names like lottie, ethel and lady beatrice so it sounds like they’re a supporting cast in a Jane Austen novel

in conclusion give a pretty chicken a happy home today


- when you shut them up in their coop and night and say ‘goodnight girls!’ they will soft ‘bwoooooooock’ at you. 

- they are bloody escape artists. And have absolutely no fear.

- Sometimes they like to be up high. If you bend over near their coop you will likely end up with one girl walking up and down your back, and up onto your shoulder. 

- If you try and put a jumper on them while their feathers grow back in (this is probably specifically for rescue hens)….they look like they’re doing the Ministry Of Silly Walks. And will also look between their legs at their own arse while they try and work out what the hell is going on. 

- the only names you can give chickens are old lady names. We had Muriel, Gertrude, and Constance. 

- the exception is puns. My friend had two chickens called Sam and Ella. 
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via Racists Got the Blues:



Or, “How to fuck up your racist sentiment when trying to translate it into Irish.”

Priceless what happens to it, too.

I’m just… I’m just gonna be over here trying very hard not to make snorting noises.
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Guys! This is the first story comic of my new series “The Ballads of Saal the Bard” -

- if you’re interested here’s my Tapastic page and if you wanna help here’s my Patreon -

Commissions open
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This is beautiful and heart breaking

My gay heart

I don’t think straight people even understand we have this fear

this is so real

I’m crying
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Sep. 11th, 2017 06:29 pm
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So Rowling had no way of knowing the political climate during the 19 Years Later epilogue, but we do now. So consider this: what kind of world does the Golden Trio live in right now?

Their country is in the middle of Brexit talks, with racism and protectionism at their worst and the magic community isn’t far behind. 

Young Pure Bloods march the streets with torches and capes, shouting “They will not replace us!” They wear Deatheater masks and temporary tattoos (oh it’s not the real thing, they’ll wash it off and be back at the office on Monday).

In the news, the authorities call for a cease of violence and ask people not to fight the young pure bloods. In the streets, people talk about talking to them calmly to fix things. Ron is livid. “You don’t reason with bloody Deatheaters! You throw curses at them!”

Hermione’s work for equality in the magical world gets harder every day. She starts getting death threats in her mail, many howlers that leave her in tears. She keeps going. When people insist that every werewolf is dangerous to society and they should all be banned from country, she tearfully remembers Lupin giving his life to protect them all, she remembers Dobby with a knife in his heart and Hagrid with his half giant blood and his giant heart. She keeps fighting. 

As much as he hates it —and he hates it a lot— Harry becomes a vocal public figure again, constantly condemning blood purists and calling for action against them. His office calls horrified after the first interview, telling him he can’t be calling for violence against this people who are only protesting. “They are Deatheaters and this is how we deal with them,” he snarls back. “Have you forgotten Voldemort?” On the other side of the line, he can feel them flinch. 

No one who fought the war has forgotten it, but so many others seem to, it pains Harry. It’s been barely twenty years since he saw children die in the grounds of Hogwarts, killed by grown angry men who believed themselves superior. It’s been barely twenty years since Tom Riddle’s death body laid on the ground and he thought they could finally have peace. 

The trio sends their kids on the Hogwarts Express and they can’t help but remember their experiences there in a time much like this. They never thought their own children would have to suffer as they did, they pray they won’t have to. 

Harry touches his lighting scar and reminds himself it hasn’t hurt again for years. All is well. A quiet voice inside his head wonders bitterly: “Is it, really?”
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This is the Money doll sending you all enchantments of blessings and wealth!

Like/reblog for unexpected money to come your way!
Like/reblog on Wednesdays for more blessings!

Y'all I reblogged this just an hour or so ago and I can’t sleep so I asked my deck if my cash advance in the office has been credited and it gave me The Chariot. I assumed it was a yes and I checked my account… guess what?! It’s there. Never miss the opportunity to reblog this, guys. I used to reblog this before and favorable things happened even before this incident. So keep the energy flowing and keep the good vibes rolling! Don’t forget, always reblog! Always!
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