28 7 / 2014

seriouspollynod:

When my brother was in middle school, he bought a plecostomus and a whole tank setup. My brother has now graduated from high school and left the fish (named Friend, but I call him Mr Fish) in the care of my mom.

You can see the kind of care he’s getting here. He’s about 4” long an in a 10 gallon tank with inadequate filtration.

I’m not okay with this. I don’t know a lot about fish, but I’ve been trusting some really great fish blogs on Tumblr, and pleco-specific forums. I’ve been trying to help him as best I can but my mom keeps setting up rules for what I’m allowed to do. I can’t get him a new tank, I can’t get him a more powerful filter or a filter that doesn’t use carbon-filter pads because she doesn’t think they clean.

I can’t take care of this fish and make her happy. But since she’s an adult who can take care of herself, and currently out of the country, I’m stealing this fish to take better care of him. I’ve got a tub for him to live in, and a lot of the other things he needs

But I don’t have the two biggest and important things:

I don’t have a filter for the rubbermaid tub and I don’t have a liquid test kit. 
Without these I can’t cycle the tub and move him over. (I’ve learned that you really shouldn’t even /own/ a fish without a liquid test kit).

He’s between five and eight years old and not exactly been having an easy life, and I don’t want to stress him out any more than I need to. Since I came home I’ve been doing daily partial water changes, but he’s just too big for the tank and shits too much for the filter to handle.

A liquid test kit is $30
I’ve talked the person in the pet store to $30 for a filter for a 50Gal

I’m unemployed during the summer and $60 is a lot of money for me. This is not money I can get in a timely fashion, and I may not be able to get it before I go back to school in October.

I don’t want to just ask Tumblr for help. I don’t have money, but I have amazing friends who donated things they’ve made. Currently, my friend treesinginghobbit has donated hats, plushies, and bags to my Etsy. Any money that you spend on those awesome things (the hats are $10, bags are $5) will go to me getting that filter and test kit.

Check out Beth’s awesome things at my Etsy here! Everything goes to getting the filter and test kit.

I know that this isn’t a big thing. It’s not someone’s hospital bill and it’s not someone’s dog getting hit by a car or a mother not being able to feed her children, or the things that usual requests for help on Tumblr are. It’s why I trying to not ask too much. I’m not asking for just money. I assure you that all of Beth’s hats are worth more than $10. We only need to sell six of them.

If I get more than I need for the filter and the test kit, the money will still go to taking care of him. I’d like to get a real siphon (mine’s a cut piece of hardware store hose). He’ll need a heater once I move back to school and it’s cooler. I’d like to have a stock of medicines and other health care things for if he gets sick. If I get enough, I’d like to get him a real tank. You have my word that any dollars you donate to this project will go to Mr Fish’s happiness and healthiness. 

And if anyone out there notices something I’m doing wrong, please tell me. I don’t know how to take care of this fish and I don’t know anyone who knows what they’re doing in the area that I could ask or just give the fish to. I want to take the best care of him that I can and that means that I’m very open to anyone who knows fish telling me what I should do. 

Thank you so much. 

(via seriouspollynod)

28 7 / 2014

(Source: mahnhattan, via whitneybae)

28 7 / 2014

27 7 / 2014

emmersdrawberry:

helioscentrifuge:

intersectionalfeminism:

sailinginthetea:

there-was-a-girl:

manhatingmermaid:

Audrey says “fuck your gender roles”

This movie is super underrated.

Audrey is so underrated. How can you not love her?

I have a love-hate relationship with this movie.
On one hand it’s got awesome PoC characters who defy racial and gender stereotypes. It also discusses colonialism and how people tend to destroy indigenous cultures to obtain land and resources (which is why the crew ultimately decided a to pretend they never found Atlantis because they don’t want anyone else to try and destroy the culture).
But on the other hand, the whole plot is that Atlantis needs a white, cishet man to save it from extinction and for some reason he understand their culture and language better than they do.

hEY FUCK YOU OKAY
MILO WAS THE ANTITHESIS OF WHITE SAVIOR
HE WAS A NERDY USELESS LITTLE SHIT WHO WAS COWARDLY UNTIL OTHERS FORCED HIM TO ACT
HIS ONLY STRENGTHS WERE HIS MIND AND HIS ETHICS
HE WAS THE PERFECT DUDE FOR THE JOB AND THE REASON HE KNEW BETTER WAS BECAUSE HE RIGOROUSLY STUDIED TEXTS THAT HAD BEEN LOST OR DESTROYED IN ATLANTIS BECAUSE KIDA’S FATHER INTENTIONALLY LET HIS KINGDOM LAPSE INTO DECAY AND OBSCURITY

DO NOT PULL THAT WHITE SAVIOUR BULLSHIT BECAUSE MILO WAS A DAMN GOOD DUDE

OKAY SO

'White savior' doesn't mean the man is a bad person. It doesn't mean he has bad intentions. It doesn't even mean that he necessarily 'does wrong' by the culture he's appropriated. It means that he's appropriated a culture that he does not belong to. It means that he's a 'better native than the natives'. Milo is the white man who comes in and knows the language of Atlantis when it's own people can't remember it, even when their own ruler was alive during a time when it was spoken and written and they where literate. 

That doesn’t make Milo himself a BAD person. It doesn’t mean he was a BAD character who did BAD things. It means that he was a trope used to undermine the importance of native cultures in a way that isn’t necessarily purposeful but equally harmful.

Good characters aren’t exempt form this. It isn’t the point.

I love realizing I forgot to reblog the not angry rant version of a post when someone reblogs it from me,

(Source: stelmarias)

27 7 / 2014

ikaaji:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPTAIN!!!!

Please bear with my poor English…

(via hils79)

27 7 / 2014

sailorfailures:

Mamoru’s superhuman daddy senses ruin R’s big surprise 20 episodes early.

(via mandraix)

27 7 / 2014

helioscentrifuge:

intersectionalfeminism:

sailinginthetea:

there-was-a-girl:

manhatingmermaid:

Audrey says “fuck your gender roles”

This movie is super underrated.

Audrey is so underrated. How can you not love her?

I have a love-hate relationship with this movie.
On one hand it’s got awesome PoC characters who defy racial and gender stereotypes. It also discusses colonialism and how people tend to destroy indigenous cultures to obtain land and resources (which is why the crew ultimately decided a to pretend they never found Atlantis because they don’t want anyone else to try and destroy the culture).
But on the other hand, the whole plot is that Atlantis needs a white, cishet man to save it from extinction and for some reason he understand their culture and language better than they do.

hEY FUCK YOU OKAY
MILO WAS THE ANTITHESIS OF WHITE SAVIOR
HE WAS A NERDY USELESS LITTLE SHIT WHO WAS COWARDLY UNTIL OTHERS FORCED HIM TO ACT
HIS ONLY STRENGTHS WERE HIS MIND AND HIS ETHICS
HE WAS THE PERFECT DUDE FOR THE JOB AND THE REASON HE KNEW BETTER WAS BECAUSE HE RIGOROUSLY STUDIED TEXTS THAT HAD BEEN LOST OR DESTROYED IN ATLANTIS BECAUSE KIDA’S FATHER INTENTIONALLY LET HIS KINGDOM LAPSE INTO DECAY AND OBSCURITY

DO NOT PULL THAT WHITE SAVIOUR BULLSHIT BECAUSE MILO WAS A DAMN GOOD DUDE

(Source: stelmarias, via mandraix)

27 7 / 2014

childoflightningg:

everything about this screenshot is so in character

childoflightningg:

everything about this screenshot is so in character

(via saranoh)

26 7 / 2014

26 7 / 2014

emmersdrawberry:

ladykurenai:

pervocracy:

cleolinda:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

I’m in on this feud and I have chosen my side.

MARA WILSON, YOU HAVE MY SWORD.

AND MY AXE.

AND MY BOW

(via booksandghosts)