21 year old
starving art student with Non-verbal Learning Disability (NLD/NVLD). Shy, socially awkward with anxiety/depression. My natural hair color is pink and my species is a teal deer.
Interests are: art, animals, space, science, fashion, video games, goth, punk, steampunk, visual kei, j-rock, lolita, social justice, no wave feminism, music, writing,
Specifically I reblog autistic spectrum things, The GazettE, The Strokes, Craig Ferguson and NCIS: LA stuff a lot.
Background is Spiral Galaxy M74 and is from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Ok and NOW people are accusing us of being horrible. What the fucking fuck.
I said the cats were free to a GOOD and LOVING home. We are going to vet every single person who contacts them THROUGHLY, we are NOT going to sell them to a person doing research in a lab or cosmetic testing, and we are DEFINITELY NOT going to give them to anyone who would use them for bait in dogfighting!!! People post ads like this all the time on Facebook and we do understand the dangers, we’re not stupid and we’re just trying to get to the population of the world that’s NOT going to do that.
The place we will take these cats if we have to is the SPCA because they have an extensive vetting system/contract that states if you cannot keep them you return them to the SPCA. We’re not naive assholes and people may be concerned but for fucks sake, we’re at least trying to find the cats homes instead of dumping them in a shelter where they both won’t do very well and one of them will have trouble finding a home almost certainly, and the chances are a hell of a lot better if we do this right now than later.
We are posting in places that are likely to have people see them that are vets offices, pet supply stores, and coffee shops. My mom did post an ad at her place of work that’s a medical center, but I very highly doubt prestigious doctors at a famous med school are mad scientists wanting to scoop up a cat and experiment on it, and my mom would probably know if they did and turn them right the fuck down.
God damn, rescue is an absolutely thankless shitfest of a job with human people. Good thing I am doing it for the cats. >_
I’m busy trying to find homes for my friends two cats, and I’ve begun to see a disturbing trend. Whether this is not from us clarifying further about how many cats they already have that they’re only able to take with them (they have 4. only able to take 2, plus their 14 year old pomeranian), it’s beginning to make me upset that people are dumping on her for leaving her cats behind.
It is in NO way her choice, if the landlord would allow them to take the 2 others with them to the rental house, they would, but they really cannot. They are already paying a VERY expensive deposit for the animals they have (somewhere upwards of $7000 I think). Every single time someone says something about it, I feel a duty to leave them a message saying that’s what’s up, and they’re incredibly heartbroken about leaving them behind. The cats were rescue cats, lived in a very stable home for 11 and 9 years respectively and it is extremely sad, but necessary in this case that they either find them a home or have them fostered for the next 2 years because they are moving to a rental house out of state with a limit on how many animals they can take.
The LAST thing we need right now is people being mean about the cats at all. We don’t have time for wankery, we need to find them homes in an extremely short amount of time (literally before July 8th), otherwise I will have to foster them (I’m not against that, but my cats are indoor/outdoor and both male while hers are both female and indoor and one does not like male cats)
At least we didn’t have to find a home for the dog afterall, which we feared was going to have to happen. She’s older, but she’s very vibrant and she’s also been with them for 14 years. That would do things I don’t even want to think about to her psyche if she was separated from her family. The cats are bad enough, the dog would be another dimension, and the landlord has been very very agreeable to even let them have another animal in the place. They’re gonna have 6 people plus 2 cats and a dog in a tiny rental place in the countryside, and they’re moving by the 8th, so this is all hard enough without criticism. I have agreed to foster the cats because we don’t want them to go to a shelter, and it’s gonna be an actual mess if my cats don’t get on with hers because my boys don’t know/have not recently met a female cat and may be weird b/c territory & personality issues with two of the cats that would be meeting and I don’t want anybody hurt!
So any people about to be/being arseholes to my dear friend’s family: please kindly shut your mouths and inquire WHY politely before making some lightning fucking quick judgement call about a situation you know nothing about. Thank you very much.
God we fuck up teenagers’ heads. We tell them that biological conditions are moral punishments and then we get all shocked when they don’t practice rational risk management of biological conditions. We teach them “sex is super desirable and all the cool kids do it, and it’s hideously shameful and will destroy your life” and we wonder why they act an eensy bit neurotic about it. If you tried to design a system for making sexually active kids confused and unsafe, you couldn’t do much better than the American media and school system.
And for once, the answer is relatively simple. Just talk about sex like it’s a part of life. Some people have sex and some people don’t, because people are different. STIs aren’t bad because they’re Dirty Crotch Rot; they’re bad because they’re contagious illnesses like strep throat or whooping cough, and you can ask a doctor to check for and treat them just like you would with strep throat. Unwanted pregnancy isn’t a scarlet A; it’s a mostly-preventable accident that sometimes occurs when people are going about their normal business of having sex. You can ask the school counselor about a variety of topics, including career planning, problems at home, questions about sex, or conflicts with teachers.
If we could just get the goddamn stick out of our collective ass and accept that sex is a human activity and teenagers are humans, maybe there wouldn’t be quite so many plaintive “I don’t understand my body and I’m confused and scared and I don’t know anyone I can ask in person” messages flying out into the world.
i was thinking earlier “why isn’t there an adult version of an easy bake oven” but then i realized
it’s just an oven
I am the potoo
I spend most of my time sitting on the edges of tree branches,
pretending to be a stick or dead leaf
it’s not as easy as it looks
I sing virtually exclusively around the period of the full moon
because, according to legend,
I am a mournful spirit in love with the spirit of the moon