22, pink hair, cosplayer, costume designer, lolita fashion enthusiast. Co-runs a cat blog over at ironicallyahipster. sewmybraintogether for all sorts of bipolar mood fun.
Cis, 'she' pronouns

 

iwilleatyourenglish:

everyone has said and done problematic things in their lifetime. that’s a result of the society we live in, not necessarily a reflection of their character.

what is a reflection of their character is how they react to being informed of the negativity within their behavior and statements, and whether or not they choose to change their behavior.

british people: better stop off at the next motorway services since i've been driving for 3 hours, which is 1 hour more than the highway code recommends!!

americans: yeah it's a pretty short drive only like 47 hours if i don't stop<p>Do most people not do 10 hour drives? Is that not normal?</p>

dietcrush:

my friend’s dog was sick and couldn’t get up so they were gonna put him down and as his final supper they got him a big mac and when the dog smelled it he shot up and ate it in one bite and lived for three more years

braiker:

bethrevis:

US Constitution, First Amendment: The right to assemble, to have free speech, to have freedom of the press.

Ferguson Police: Kicks out media and limits protestors to a “First Amendment Area”image

funny, i thought the WHOLE COUNTRY was a first amendment area. silly me. 

zayrn:

there’s literally no point in teaching girls to be body positive if you only use men’s opinions for validation like “boys like girls with curves” nah get that the fuck out of here

montparnaughty:

joanwatxon:

i-really-am-but-a-small-squirrel:

imagine if people were named after states:

hi mom and dad, this is my new girlfriend New Mexico. we already have our kids names picked out West Virginia and New Hampshire

don’t forget about the dog, richmond

my little cousin is named nevada. she was born in nevada and lives in nevada.

dont ask me why they did this.

ryclops:

one of the best hypothetical questions i have ever heard (source)

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

if tenzin dies i am loosening every single bolt on the sewage pipes in nick studios i am not joking

Anonymous asked
Honestly I do place some of the blame on my parents for not teaching me the importance of fish's lives as creatures as a kid and for not teaching me how to take care of my childhood fish. But even in my earlier teen years when I should have known better I had fish and now realize I mistreated them horribly. I now have a fish and am trying to do better but I still feel guilty about all the fishes I killed and they probably suffered and I just feel so bad about it they didn't deserve that. 1/2

kai-ni:

2/2 Did you have an experience like this before you got really into proper fish care and stuff or do you know someone who was a bad fish owner like I was and turned that around?

Yes. I think quite a few of us did.

When I was a kid, my parents (and I say my parents because it WAS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY, I was 5-8 years old and had no way of knowing) mistreated many animals.

We had Betta often - in a tiny container that could not have been any more than .3 gallon. I distinctly remember a time when we had several goldfish in an unfiltered 5 gallon. They all died very quickly (big shocker), and I also remember being sad and wondering why they had died so fast. My parents told me goldfish just didn’t live long. :/

So going from that… when I was in high school (old enough to learn better), my AP art class had a class pet. Banksy the Betta, in one of those 1 gallon ‘bettacubes’. I volunteered to feed him when no one else would, and at the end of the year I took him home.

But I never really… tried, with Banksy. I was still kinda stuck in what my parents had taught me about fishkeeping - that they didn’t need much. But also I just didn’t care - I was going to college soon, I had other things to worry about. Banksy’s water didn’t get changed unless it was nasty.

And then Banksy died, and my dad replaced him and thought I wouldn’t notice. That kinda shook me - he literally thought I would not notice. It was a completely differently colored fish, even. That fish died too because I moved out for a while and wasn’t there, and my family didn’t care.

I still feel really bad about what happened to Banksy and his replacement. I had the opportunity to save him from a bad home and I didn’t, I just took him home in the bettacube and let him die that way. I don’t even remember what Banksy looked like (and that just pains me), but he’ll always be on my mind.

When I got my baby Jalen, taken from a 1-year-old’s birthday party (he was a decoration in a bowl) I swore I’d do right by him. I dove into Betta research, and just absorbed it all like a sponge. Tank cycling, temperature requirements, there was SO MUCH I had never understood and I was flabbergasted.

The one thing I  really wished was that someone had just TOLD me what my family and I had been doing was wrong. I had no idea.

And that’s why I do what I do on this blog.