Hello!

My name is Alice.

THIS DOG IS FEELING THE RHYTHM

OMGGGGGGGG

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#DOG _ #GUITAR _ #DANCE _ #RHYTHM _
dammiterielle:

FUCK

unquestionably the blue pill.  You could get a job as a translator but you’ll have to be in politics if you want to make good money. Or be a musician and travel the world with the best orchestras around. Music is a universal language anyway. Play yourself a beautiful song before bed on one of the instruments given to you for free because your skills are renown. Teach others to play. Write music and leave a legacy. Seduce someone you’ve just met with your music. Or always know when someone’s talking shit about you. Your choice, I guess.

dammiterielle:

FUCK

unquestionably the blue pill.  You could get a job as a translator but you’ll have to be in politics if you want to make good money. Or be a musician and travel the world with the best orchestras around. Music is a universal language anyway. Play yourself a beautiful song before bed on one of the instruments given to you for free because your skills are renown. Teach others to play. Write music and leave a legacy. Seduce someone you’ve just met with your music. Or always know when someone’s talking shit about you. Your choice, I guess.

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#redpill _ #bluepill _ #hypothetical _ #music _ #language _

onevoiceforanimalrights:

fightingforanimals:

Zoos Drive Animals Crazy; Fun for People, but Not for Animals

In the mid-1990s, Gus, a polar bear in the Central Park Zoo, alarmed visitors by compulsively swimming figure eights in his pool, sometimes for 12 hours a day. He stalked children from his underwater window, prompting zoo staff to put up barriers to keep the frightened children away from his predatory gaze. Gus’s neuroticism earned him the nickname “the bipolar bear,” a dose of Prozac, and $25,000 worth of behavioral therapy. 

Gus is one of the many mentally unstable animals featured in Laurel Braitman’s new book, Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves. The book features a dog that jumps out of a fourth floor apartment, a shin-biting miniature donkey, gorillas that sob, and compulsively masturbating walruses.* Much of the animal madness Braitman describes is caused by humans forcing animals to live in unnatural habitats, and the suffering that ensues is on display most starkly in zoos. “Zoos as institutions are deeply problematic,” Braitman told me. Gus, for example, was forced to live in an enclosure that is 0.00009 percent of the size his range would have been in his natural habitat. “It’s impossible to replicate even a slim fraction of the kind of life polar bears have in the wild,” Braitman writes.

Many animals cope with unstimulating or small environments through stereotypic behavior, which, in zoological parlance, is a repetitive behavior that serves no obvious purpose, such as pacing, bar biting, and Gus’ figure-eight swimming. Trichotillomania (repetitive hair plucking) and regurgitation and reingestation (the practice of repetitively vomiting and eating the vomit) are also common in captivity. According to Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson, authors of Animals Make Us Human, these behaviors, “almost never occur in the wild.” In captivity, these behaviors are so common that they have a name: “zoochosis,” or psychosis caused by confinement.

The disruption of family or pack units for the sake of breeding is another stressor in zoos, especially in species that form close-knit groups, such as gorillas and elephants. Zoo breeding programs, which are overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Animal Exchange Database, move animals around the country when they identify a genetically suitable mate. Tom, a gorilla featured in Animal Madness, was moved hundreds of miles away because he was a good genetic match for another zoo’s gorilla. At the new zoo, he was abused by the other gorillas and lost a third of his body weight. Eventually, he was sent back home, only to be sent to another zoo again once he was nursed back to health. When his zookeepers visited him at his new zoo, he ran toward them sobbing and crying, following them until visitors complained that the zookeepers were “hogging the gorilla.” While a strong argument can be made for the practice of moving animals for breeding purposes in the case of endangered species, animals are also moved because a zoo has too many of one species. The Milwaukee Zoo writes on its website that exchanging animals with other zoos “helps to keep their collection fresh and exciting.” 

Drugs are another common treatment for stereotypic behavior. “At every zoo where I spoke to someone, a psychopharmaceutical had been tried,” Braitman told me. She explained that pharmaceuticals are attractive to zoos because “they are a hell of a lot less expensive than re-doing your $2 million exhibit or getting rid of that problem creature.” But good luck getting some hard numbers on the practice. The AZA and the Smithsonian National Zoo declined to be interviewed for this article, and many zookeepers sign non-disclosure agreements. Braitman also found the industry hushed on this issue, likely because “finding out that the gorillas, badgers, giraffes, belugas, or wallabies on the other side of the glass are taking Valium, Prozac, or antipsychotics to deal with their lives as display animals is not exactly heartwarming news.” We do know, however, that the animal pharmaceutical industry is booming. In 2010, it did almost $6 billion in sales in the United States.

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I actually met Gus, it was one of the finally straws for me. His life sentence broke my heart! Please boycott zoos!

I support most zoos. Many zoos operate as an otherwise-unavailable resource for wildlife rehabilitation. They often care for animals who can no longer be released back to the wild, or previously illegally-captive animals who have never BEEN in the wild. They raise awareness for the plight of endangered species.

Beyond these reasons, though, personally, I do not think predatory animals should be kept in zoos. Prey animals? What do you think they spend their lives doing? Running, foraging, hiding, running, having babies, being eaten.

We keep dogs and cats in apartments and walk them around the block a few times.

All that said, some animals’ zoo habitats are heartbreaking. Giraffes, yes, they need SO much more room. Polar bears? We couldn’t give them enough room if they tried.

At the end of the days, some aspects of zoos suck, but some of them are good. We should support zoos who have better treatment. Boycotting changes things sometimes, but favoritism changes more.

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Anonymous asked:

Would you say a UK size 10 (US 6) is fat/thick/chubby?? :)

Alice answered:

play-like-a-stone:

curvyisthenewblack:

I would say is perfect

ugh i fucking hate people like this

yeah, your model-sized body is super fucking fat 

stfu

girl preach

#T-T _ #sob _ #Oberyn Martell _ #Ellaria Sand _ #Game of Thrones _
queerfatbutch:

 

aw, jeez.

sometimes I think “I shouldn’t look at fat-positive tumblrs because I want to lose weight and get healthy and what if I’m influenced by all of these fat/curvy/dimpled/rolly women looking happy and confident and sexy and what if I start to like my body”

"what if I start to like my body"

:(

queerfatbutch:

 

aw, jeez.

sometimes I think “I shouldn’t look at fat-positive tumblrs because I want to lose weight and get healthy and what if I’m influenced by all of these fat/curvy/dimpled/rolly women looking happy and confident and sexy and what if I start to like my body”

"what if I start to like my body"

:(

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#fat acceptance _ #body positive _ #fat positive _

when my cat is lying next to me and starts twitching in their sleep, no matter what I am doing, I drop it and start tickling their feet and whiskers and influencing the dreamscape

great power

#cats _ #dreams _ #dreaming _ #cat dreams _ #sleep _ #twitchy _

whatthefuckisfootball:

An England fan throws a paper airplane from the top tier of Wembley and it hits one of the Peru players | view from the crowd

This was a historical and monumental feat in the world of aerodynamics, one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen

when the planets align and the world comes together for a single moment of beauty

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#world cup _ #paper airplane _ #perfect _ #timing _ #aim _ #photography _ #fashion _ #chanel iman _ #alexander neumann _ #perfection _ #why _ #cat _ #catwalk _ #steppingout _ #pat pat pat _

titaniiaa:

mom found the condom wrapper and other horror stories

#lol _ #freestylin samurai _ #gangsta _ #baller as hell _ #adorable _ #opal _ #ethiopian opal _ #necklace _ #gems _ #jewels _ #jewelry _