Patron Saint of Lost Causes

artisticpartridgeinapeartree:

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and this is pretty much all I ever think of, knowing James Potter’s (Yep, Harry Potter’s daddy-o) animagus form was a stag… SUCH MAJESTY

peachymints:

I play a very dangerous game

it’s not my fault people have the gall to make attractive OCs

verceri:

verceri:

sniperj0e:

sniperj0e:

ok but what if like. werewolves transform under the full moon but theres just this one and by day hes a big tough guy and then when he transforms hes a tiny dog. just fucking. just fucking turns into the tiniest, fluffiest dog

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imagine that howling at the moon

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Truly a ferocious predator.

And lastly: (He’s the pack leader obviously)

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kibuto:

sourwolf-loki-destiel-221b:

popcultureprodigy:

everythingispeople:

moriarty:

homestuckaddict:

shada-was-in-the-area-and:

skeletongod:

eeriie:

A GIF showing what it’s like to wake up with sleep paralysis.

You’re forgetting the terrifying hallucinations

As someone who’s had sleep paralysis multiple times, let me tell you that if your mind has woken up and your body hasn’t DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPEN YOUR EYES. Wake your body up first by slowly trying to move it, wiggle your toes and hands, then gradually work your way up until your body is fully awake. Opening your eyes when you have sleep paralysis is hard enough, but when you do there is a good chance you can see hallucinations like this. 

I also have been the victim of sleep paralysis too many times, its bad enough without hallucinations, and so i thought i would add some info on sleep paralysis for anyone who suffers from it. 
As Shada said, wiggling toes and hands are good ways to snap out of it, although other small body parts work, even humming/talking (although things related to breathing might be more difficult). Just FOCUS on one part, its hard to regain control, but easy to become paralyzed again.
Once you can move again, dont go right back to sleep, you might get paralyzed again. Or have the worst dreams of your life. Turn on a light, do something relaxing, like reading a book. Its been said that looking at a light before sleeping can prevent sleep paralysis.
Sleeping on your back rises the chances of you getting sleep paralysis. If you get it a lot, pay attention to what position you are in when it occurs.
Hallucinations, the  best part, arent just things like in the gif above. They could be anything from just dark shapes floating around, to scary monsters and demons to sounds and feeling like something is shaking/touching you. I’ve had an experience where it felt like my bed was shaking while a metallic screeching sound roared whenever i tried to breath. Solution? ignore it. Its all you can do. Hallucinations cant actually do anything to you, and you cant move again if you’re being distracted. And once the paralysis is gone, so are the  hallucinations.
Most people dont really have to worry, they will only get it once or twice in their life. Maybe not even ever! :D


listen to the person above when they say you should NOT open your eyes, because chances that you’ll see something that is uniquely terrifying to you are strong. and if it’s really bad, you might even start seeing scary shit even when your eyes are closed
my tip is to imagine the most ridiculous image/scene ever and keep replaying it in your head, over and over again, like robert downey jr butt naked or hugh dancy being confronted by police for taking pictures of airport carpets, etcetera etcetera
trust me. it works

reblogging because this is important and because you mentioned Hugh Dancy and his ridiculous airport carpet obsession

This honestly sounds terrifying.  Like hallucinations are one thing, but having them and physically not being able to move sounds like the worst thing that could ever happen to you.

How do you guys know those are only hallucinations?

AUGH. This has only happened to me once so far and it was FUCKING TERRIFYING. I don’t remember exactly what I saw, but I remember thinking I was going to die/dying and hyperventilating and eventually bursting into tears. The really fun part is it happened when I was on student exchange in Japan and so I couldn’t even wake up my mom to explain what just happened. It wasn’t until recently that I found out sleep paralysis is a real thing and it wasn’t just a horrifying random time when my body attempted to die in the midst of sleep.

kibuto:

sourwolf-loki-destiel-221b:

popcultureprodigy:

everythingispeople:

moriarty:

homestuckaddict:

shada-was-in-the-area-and:

skeletongod:

eeriie:

A GIF showing what it’s like to wake up with sleep paralysis.

You’re forgetting the terrifying hallucinations

As someone who’s had sleep paralysis multiple times, let me tell you that if your mind has woken up and your body hasn’t DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPEN YOUR EYES. Wake your body up first by slowly trying to move it, wiggle your toes and hands, then gradually work your way up until your body is fully awake. Opening your eyes when you have sleep paralysis is hard enough, but when you do there is a good chance you can see hallucinations like this. 

I also have been the victim of sleep paralysis too many times, its bad enough without hallucinations, and so i thought i would add some info on sleep paralysis for anyone who suffers from it. 

  • As Shada said, wiggling toes and hands are good ways to snap out of it, although other small body parts work, even humming/talking (although things related to breathing might be more difficult). Just FOCUS on one part, its hard to regain control, but easy to become paralyzed again.
  • Once you can move again, dont go right back to sleep, you might get paralyzed again. Or have the worst dreams of your life. Turn on a light, do something relaxing, like reading a book. Its been said that looking at a light before sleeping can prevent sleep paralysis.
  • Sleeping on your back rises the chances of you getting sleep paralysis. If you get it a lot, pay attention to what position you are in when it occurs.
  • Hallucinations, the  best part, arent just things like in the gif above. They could be anything from just dark shapes floating around, to scary monsters and demons to sounds and feeling like something is shaking/touching you. I’ve had an experience where it felt like my bed was shaking while a metallic screeching sound roared whenever i tried to breath. Solution? ignore it. Its all you can do. Hallucinations cant actually do anything to you, and you cant move again if you’re being distracted. And once the paralysis is gone, so are the  hallucinations.
  • Most people dont really have to worry, they will only get it once or twice in their life. Maybe not even ever! :D



listen to the person above when they say you should NOT open your eyes, because chances that you’ll see something that is uniquely terrifying to you are strong. and if it’s really bad, you might even start seeing scary shit even when your eyes are closed

my tip is to imagine the most ridiculous image/scene ever and keep replaying it in your head, over and over again, like robert downey jr butt naked or hugh dancy being confronted by police for taking pictures of airport carpets, etcetera etcetera

trust me. it works

reblogging because this is important and because you mentioned Hugh Dancy and his ridiculous airport carpet obsession

This honestly sounds terrifying.  Like hallucinations are one thing, but having them and physically not being able to move sounds like the worst thing that could ever happen to you.

How do you guys know those are only hallucinations?

AUGH. This has only happened to me once so far and it was FUCKING TERRIFYING. I don’t remember exactly what I saw, but I remember thinking I was going to die/dying and hyperventilating and eventually bursting into tears. The really fun part is it happened when I was on student exchange in Japan and so I couldn’t even wake up my mom to explain what just happened. It wasn’t until recently that I found out sleep paralysis is a real thing and it wasn’t just a horrifying random time when my body attempted to die in the midst of sleep.

askopalhypno:

captivitykills:

be-their-sound:

animalsnatureveganism:

drop-the-dagger-romeo:

redslice:

The extinct Tasmanian tiger

i cant believe that we allowed an animal which was alive so recently that we have videos of it to go extinct

In a way you’d think that in these modern times we wouldn’t possibly let an animal go extinct but this is a very dangerous way of thinking - and is exactly why we may find species are to become extinct in the near future. For example a tiger like the Sumatran is said to become extinct by just next year, but people will not act significantly enough because they don’t believe that we would let something like that happen.

But in reality, there are already so many animals that are extinct from the wild, like the giant tortoise or species of deer, and so many heading to extinction like the Amur Leopard, where only 45 are said to remain, and the Javan Rhino, where there are no more than 50 and none in captivity. 

and lets not forget the Northern White Rhino, where literally 4 remain.

It is so important to act while they are still with us.

THANK YOU ^^^

I know this isn’t related to cetaceans but I remember when my girlfriend told me that she used to watch videos of the Thylacine as a child and sob because it was extinct and it was her favourite animal. It really is ridiculous that animals we have video footage of are extinct. Like in the not so distant past we let animals die out because of our excessive ruining of their natural habitats. We need to stop endangering wildlife now.


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Pass this around, everyone!

dhaunea:

wilwheaton:

Saw this on Reddit, boosting the signal.

What’s going on in Venezuela is tragic, heart-rending and so hard to find American news coverage of, given the magnitude of what’s going on there.

thegoddamazon:

the-cat-with-hands:

uthyr:

sassafrasscas:

mikexcore:

sassafrasscas:

reasons why jim beaver is a+

Because women are weak and completely helpless right? fuck this post yo



  #it’s not about women being ‘weak’ or ‘helpless’ #which they aren’t #it’s about real fears that women have to deal with everyday #including me #it’s about how i carry my keys in my hand on the way home #it’s about how i have pepper spray in my pocket when i leave the house #it’s about how i try to not walk around by myself at night #it’s about how i always have a sense of precaution around strange men #the amount of times i’ve been harassed by strange men in public is astronomical #invading my personal space #giving me unwanted compliments #getting called a bitch when i ask them to leave me alone #most men feel like they have this entitlement with women #and jim beaver doesn’t and CONSCIOUSLY makes an effort to make women around him feel more comfortable #SO YEAH #he’s fucking a+ #so fuck you yo  
it’s about the fact that i feel really uncomfortable  when someone gives me a compliment on the street at night. how i think about i think i might have to get off the bus early so someone doesn’t follow me home. how i don’t feel comfortable on an elevator alone with a man.
it’s about thinking about someone else besides  yourself and being conscious about how you may come off to others
so yes a+ jim
and  you can fuck right off

Sorry this is about a man realizing that we live in a rape culture and instead of whining that us stoppid wimins just need to protect ourselves or not be so scared or whatever he’s changing HIS behavior to be less threatening and less intimidating.

Reblogging for the commentary.

thegoddamazon:

the-cat-with-hands:

uthyr:

sassafrasscas:

mikexcore:

sassafrasscas:

reasons why jim beaver is a+

Because women are weak and completely helpless right? fuck this post yo

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Sorry this is about a man realizing that we live in a rape culture and instead of whining that us stoppid wimins just need to protect ourselves or not be so scared or whatever he’s changing HIS behavior to be less threatening and less intimidating.

Reblogging for the commentary.

jessehimself:

earthmoonlotus:

Students at a Queens, New York school have been banned from researching or writing about Malcolm X. The teacher’s decision to disallow student reports on Malcolm X for Black History Month was rationalized with the explanation that the civil rights leader was “violent.”

Parents of the Kew Gardens Hills students were outraged.

“My son came home and said, ‘Guess what dad, the teacher said we can’t write about Malcolm X because he was quote unquote bad,’” Frank Brown said.

While Malcolm X said that African Americans should use “any means necessary” to fight for liberation, he always specified that this only referred to the legitimacy of self-defense, never aggression.

The teacher at the school admits to polemically describing Malcolm X as “bad” and “violent”.

“My son came home with that negative stain on his brain that Malcolm X was a bad, violent man,” Angel Minor said of her child’s experience.

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How many people did Malcolm kill? 

How many did he free?

Ugh… just.. UGH okay?  I dealt with this kind of bullshit in my schools, all during my time growing up, and it sucks.  Some teachers would outright lie, or were just outright mis-informed about topics, and the parents are as bad and worse, in a lot of cases, perpetuating the whole thing!

I just can’t… I can’t…  This disgusts me.  No one should be teaching children biased and racist views.  Children need to be taught, from an early age, to critically think, and form their own opinions, and we should be encouraging our children to learn for themselves as much as anything… but, having said that, there also needs to be a core of education, and the foundation of that should be truth and integrity of information…

I swear to god, the number of ignorant people who ‘aren’t racist’, boggles my mind.  The scarier thing, however, is the number of racist people who aren’t ignorant, and perpetuate things they know to be untrue, because it supports their beliefs… 

You should never just teach something the way you’d prefer people to believe it.  Truth is what needs to be taught, ESPECIALLY in cases where the integrity of a hero and champion of an oppressed minority is involved.  EVEN MORE ESPECIALLY in the case of someone like Malcolm X, who does get painted in a bad light a lot of the time, because white people don’t read past the first paragraph when considering information about a black man!

For fuck’s sake, he was a man, not a static image on the internet! The world is not made up of “Good” people and “Bad” people!  It is made up of PEOPLE who are more than the sum of one action they take within their lifetime!  Read on past that first paragraph and you’ll see that Malcolm X was a fierce, genuine person, who started off just 200% done with whitepeople-bullshit, and continued to change and grow like anyone else!  He is an amazing example of a human being, with strengths and flaws and depth, and his story should not be kept away from children or PEOPLE of ANY race, but Even MORE than that, it should not be falsified.

If you make ANY claims on being a decent human being, you should not be breeding bias and racism because your own vision of a thing/person is skewed!  That is the most abhorrent and wrong way to be a teacher, whether you are a professional or just an adult mentoring your own child, or someone else’s.  Educate yourself, before you educate someone else… or don’t teach at all.  Everyone’s allowed to screw up sometimes, but if you screw up, fix it, make up for it, grow from it… don’t pretend you’re not doing anything wrong.

thebobblehat:

judgebunnie:

meretrivia:

elfpen:

sleepy-street:

valerieparker:

cyprith:

mashyhead:

findchaos:

I wish this was exaggeration, I really do.

IS IT SO MUCH TO ASK 
TO JUST BUY A TOP THAT I CAN WEAR
THAT PEOPLE CAN’T SEE MY BRA THROUGH?

True story. Until I get the company shirt, my work uniform is a white polo. So I had to buy a white polo. Not a problem, right? Polos are just heavy jersey. Shouldn’t be an issue, even if it is white.
I went through four stores because every single white lady’s polo was see-through. See-through to the point where an onlooker could pinpoint the exact location of the bleach stain on my bra. 
So, in a quiet rage, I finally went to the men’s section. Wonder of wonders, the men’s polos were not see-through.
WHY? WHY IS MY PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING NOT HELD TO THE SAME STANDARDS OF OPAQUE-NESS AS MEN’S PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING?
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I get most of my overshirts/jackets from the men’s section. For one, they have awesome jackets, and two— I have rather large breasts. I do not want something in cutsy glittery girly shit plastered across my chest, thank you. I get enough people that can’t look me in the eye. 
my kingdom for a leather jacket with a decent curved waist

Bless this post. 
Every fucking time I go out to look for a simple t-shirt, all I find are shirts that are super tight and uncomfortable for the sake of showing off your bust, have stupid sayings on them like “Lean, mean, sexy machine” (I have seriously seen shirts with those exact words), and have tiny fucking sleeves that don’t even cover your armpits (because we all have those days when we really don’t feel like shaving). Unfortunately for me, my mother thinks these shirts are cute and gets them for me constantly. :/

I will always buy my sweaters in the men’s section. Not only are they bigger and more comfortable, they’re actually made with better material. Apparently, you have to be male to merit fabric thick enough to actually keep you warm. Ever wonder why girls complain about being cold more often than guys? It’s not them. It’s their clothes.Women’s clothing is designed to be rubbish so that they can buy more all the time.Men’s clothes actually makes SENSE.I have so many feelings on this topic, I need to stop now before I break something.

And don’t forget actual, functioning pockets.

I could probably write a fucking dissertation around the bullshit of women’s clothing and how it’s pretty much useless and overpriced, and even then you can only something that’s an approximation of “a fucking simple t-shirt” where the male equivalent is functional, easily accessible, and a price quote that won’t bankrupt you.
It will have 3 appendixes devoted to, in order, “Stupid cuts for jeans and how they are impossible to figure out store to store, let alone style to style,” “Why do people think all jeans need to adhere to your body like skin tight spandex, for gods sake sometimes I just want to wear pants that I can actually move in,” and “Girls Have Stuff Too: A look at why shallow pockets are a joke and “fake” are the stupidest fashion choice ever made.”

Fake. Fucking. Pockets.

I want pockets and BELT LOOPS.  I got a pair of mens pants a couple months back, because I couldn’t find comfortable jeans in my size, in clothes that fit my body…. So, baggy mens cargo pants, FTW…  This pair of pants has at least four more belt loops than my lady pants!  Belt loops that actually keep my belt ON MY PANTS instead of letting the fabric of my pants slip all over the place, and make it bunch up awkwardly!….and of course, the whole issue of pockets is solved by having four on my legs, each one with an extra MINI pocket to hold like.. a lighter, or a small flashlight, your keys… and then of course ass pockets and hip pockets, as standard…Also, not a single lady jacket I’ve ever found has fit me properly in the shoulders or the chest… as well as… once again FAKE POCKETS and useless buttons?  WHY useless buttons?  Fake Closures?  MAKE SENSE.And yeah, my mom not only buys this shit for me because she thinks it’s cute, she buys it two or three sizes too small… :|  Thanks, Mom. Not to mention, have you ever bought a pair of jeans in one color, and they actually fit, and you’re like ‘YAY I’LL TAKE FIVE’, so you buy it in a couple of shades just for variety, get it home and go ‘SHIT, why don’t the other colors of the same style and size FIT?’…So fashion.

thebobblehat:

judgebunnie:

meretrivia:

elfpen:

sleepy-street:

valerieparker:

cyprith:

mashyhead:

findchaos:

I wish this was exaggeration, I really do.

IS IT SO MUCH TO ASK 

TO JUST BUY A TOP THAT I CAN WEAR

THAT PEOPLE CAN’T SEE MY BRA THROUGH?

True story. Until I get the company shirt, my work uniform is a white polo. So I had to buy a white polo. Not a problem, right? Polos are just heavy jersey. Shouldn’t be an issue, even if it is white.

I went through four stores because every single white lady’s polo was see-through. See-through to the point where an onlooker could pinpoint the exact location of the bleach stain on my bra. 

So, in a quiet rage, I finally went to the men’s section. Wonder of wonders, the men’s polos were not see-through.

WHY? WHY IS MY PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING NOT HELD TO THE SAME STANDARDS OF OPAQUE-NESS AS MEN’S PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING?

fafghdfghdfghsdfhdfghdfghdf

I get most of my overshirts/jackets from the men’s section. For one, they have awesome jackets, and two— I have rather large breasts. I do not want something in cutsy glittery girly shit plastered across my chest, thank you. I get enough people that can’t look me in the eye. 

my kingdom for a leather jacket with a decent curved waist

Bless this post. 

Every fucking time I go out to look for a simple t-shirt, all I find are shirts that are super tight and uncomfortable for the sake of showing off your bust, have stupid sayings on them like “Lean, mean, sexy machine” (I have seriously seen shirts with those exact words), and have tiny fucking sleeves that don’t even cover your armpits (because we all have those days when we really don’t feel like shaving). Unfortunately for me, my mother thinks these shirts are cute and gets them for me constantly. :/

I will always buy my sweaters in the men’s section. Not only are they bigger and more comfortable, they’re actually made with better material. Apparently, you have to be male to merit fabric thick enough to actually keep you warm. Ever wonder why girls complain about being cold more often than guys? It’s not them. It’s their clothes.

Women’s clothing is designed to be rubbish so that they can buy more all the time.

Men’s clothes actually makes SENSE.

I have so many feelings on this topic, I need to stop now before I break something.

And don’t forget actual, functioning pockets.

I could probably write a fucking dissertation around the bullshit of women’s clothing and how it’s pretty much useless and overpriced, and even then you can only something that’s an approximation of “a fucking simple t-shirt” where the male equivalent is functional, easily accessible, and a price quote that won’t bankrupt you.

It will have 3 appendixes devoted to, in order, “Stupid cuts for jeans and how they are impossible to figure out store to store, let alone style to style,” “Why do people think all jeans need to adhere to your body like skin tight spandex, for gods sake sometimes I just want to wear pants that I can actually move in,” and “Girls Have Stuff Too: A look at why shallow pockets are a joke and “fake” are the stupidest fashion choice ever made.”

Fake. Fucking. Pockets.

I want pockets and BELT LOOPS.  I got a pair of mens pants a couple months back, because I couldn’t find comfortable jeans in my size, in clothes that fit my body…. So, baggy mens cargo pants, FTW…  This pair of pants has at least four more belt loops than my lady pants!  Belt loops that actually keep my belt ON MY PANTS instead of letting the fabric of my pants slip all over the place, and make it bunch up awkwardly!

….and of course, the whole issue of pockets is solved by having four on my legs, each one with an extra MINI pocket to hold like.. a lighter, or a small flashlight, your keys… and then of course ass pockets and hip pockets, as standard…

Also, not a single lady jacket I’ve ever found has fit me properly in the shoulders or the chest… as well as… once again FAKE POCKETS and useless buttons?  WHY useless buttons?  Fake Closures?  MAKE SENSE.

And yeah, my mom not only buys this shit for me because she thinks it’s cute, she buys it two or three sizes too small… :|  Thanks, Mom. 

Not to mention, have you ever bought a pair of jeans in one color, and they actually fit, and you’re like ‘YAY I’LL TAKE FIVE’, so you buy it in a couple of shades just for variety, get it home and go ‘SHIT, why don’t the other colors of the same style and size FIT?’…

So fashion.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir

I seriously teared up a little bit.  Mah babbehs~<3

Full TED Talk here. <3<3<3