What on earth is that boy doing to those ducks???
Oh! This is so beautiful!!!
My favorite sea monster, Rondelet’s “Scolopendre cetacée” from his 1558 L’Histoire Entière des Poissons. Rondelet claimed to have an eyewitness illustration, so it’s curious his portrait is in the same style as his other cetaceans. It was also inspired by 3rd Century tales of a similar beast from Claudius Aelianus.
Another version from Rondelet’s 1554 Libri de piscibus marinis, or more accurately a version by Alika Watteau from Bernard Heuvelmans’ 1968 In the Wake of the Sea-Serpents. On the basis of old myths and sketchy anecdotes, Heuvelmans resurrected the concept of the “cetacean centipede” — now a surviving armored basilosaurid — but it never really caught on.
You had me at “My favorite sea monster”
BIkers Against Child Abuse Helps Make Abused Children Feel Safe Again
“A biker’s power and intimidating image can even the playing field for a little kid who has been hurt. If the man who hurt this little girl calls or drives by, or even if she is just scared, another nightmare, the bikers will ride over and stand guard all night.
If she is afraid to go to school, they will take her and watch until she’s safely inside.
And if she has to testify against her abuser in court, they will go, too, walking with her to the witness stand and taking over the first row of seats.”
During one such testimony, a little boy sat on the stand, testifying against his abusive father, who sat less than 10 feet away.
“Why didn’t you say anything before now?” Asked the prosecutor.
“I was scared.” The little boy replied, honestly.
“Why aren’t you scared now, what changed?” The prosecutor watched the little boy closely as he pointed to the front row of seats in the court room.
“Because my friends are scarier than he is.”
shit like this makes me have faith in humanity again.
This is fantastic.
I HATE real flowers. I think symbolically they’re horrible unless hand picked. The process of mass producing flowers is horrible and results in many workers dying early of cancer.
Also they’re the dying sexual organs of a plant.
Thats not sexy.
So I love ways to hand make flowers, it’s more creative, more thoughtful, they last longer, and no one gets health problems from then. (Y’know, unless you’re doing them very wrong.)
So here’s a nice tutorial from Blush and Bashful.
I’m not big on being given flowers. I don’t like it actually. Being given a plant, sure…
I’m reblogging this primarily because I haven’t heard many people express this before.
I also love crafts and tutorials.
i’ve never been happier in my entire life
You make me happier than this dog is!
Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.