husbandoqueen:

i was thinking about calling you a monster, but i didn’t want to insult the cards! 

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word-stuck:

Unwritten rules apply to inemuri 居眠り, including those who is allowed to do it (only those high up or low down in a company) and how it is performed (the person is supposed to remain upright to show they are still socially engaged in some way – as inemuri literally means, “sleeping while present”). Read more.

word-stuck:

Unwritten rules apply to inemuri 居眠り, including those who is allowed to do it (only those high up or low down in a company) and how it is performed (the person is supposed to remain upright to show they are still socially engaged in some way – as inemuri literally means, “sleeping while present). Read more.

I’m doing this for the same reasons

you do what you do —

Loyalty

Love

yamiyuugi:

ancient egyptian uses for papyrus

  1. baskets
  2. mats
  3. sandals
  4. rope
  5. paper
  6. not card games apparently. let’s spend weeks at a time carving the duel monsters on man height stone tablets.
geisha-kai:

Maiko Satohana dancing in November 2013 by TAMAYURA on Flickr
Hana san is now retired.

geisha-kai:

Maiko Satohana dancing in November 2013 by TAMAYURA on Flickr

Hana san is now retired.

Zoos VS Animal Circuses

wildwesjames:

  So I’ve had this idea for a while that perhaps in order for a wildlife institution to use the label of “ZOO” they would have to be an actual functioning zoological research or education center, having its main focus on the animals themselves. Many zoos and aquariums serve as specialized and vital centers for study and breeding operations and I believe that opening up these institutions to the public it extremely necessary to the education and awareness of the public however, ”for profit” entities should not be able to use that title instead be labeled as “animal circuses” for displaying animals only for the purpose of making money. Those places do not teach the love of the animals as wild creatures but of what tricks they can do to entertain us. (lookin at you Seaworld)

 There are a lot of people though who blindly label ALL zoos as being negative without understanding the difference between each individual facility. We need zoos, we need people to be able to have a place to both research, breed, and be close to wild animals. As the famous ocean biologist Sylvia Earle has said- “You can’t love what you do not know” and zoos give a place for the general public who may have never given a second thought to the decline of red pandas, or the overfishing of sharks to get right next to these animals and empathize, learn, and fall in love.  I can’t tell you how many wildlife biologists and naturalists I have met that got their start as a wide eyed child in a zoo.  What we do not need are places that exploit animals for material gain, because it’s those very same place that make people anti-zoo and make it harder for the real scientists do advocate for animals. We need a safe environment for those who didn’t love them before entering, to leave with a different perspective but it CANNOT come at the cost of the organism’s wellbeing.

 I strongly believe if we make stricter guidelines for what is allowed to be a “zoo” it will improve both the treatment of animals and the impact they have on the people who enter.