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I am struck occasionally, usually while snuggling the cat, with our faith in domestication.

The cat is a small, ferocious predator, twelve pounds of…well, flab and fur, frankly, in Athena’s case, but what muscle there is is strong all out of proportion to her size. I have watched three 150+ primates try and fail to subdue a ten pound cat, and consider it not at all unusual. The cat is as flexible as a snake and as strong as an ox. She has quite dainty looking teeth and claws, but there’s nothing dainty about their ability to flay flesh from bone.

If the cat and I were in a duel to the death, I would almost certainly win. I am 15+ times larger than she is, after all, and while my teeth and claws are pathetic, I have prehensile hands capable of doing terrible things. But if I had to go in naked, as the cat does, (and assuming the cat was aware that she was going to have to kill me, and not taking a nap in the corner) I can pretty much guarantee it would be a Pyhrric victory. I’d look like I’d gone ten rounds with a wolverine. I would need stitches. A lot of stitches. Possibly a glass eye. And antibiotics by the truckload. It’d be a mess, and there would even be a chance of an upset if the cat managed to go face-hugger on me.

And yet, despite the knowledge of the shocking amount of damage my small predator could inflict, it never occurs to me to worry. I pick the cat up and she tucks her head under my chin and purrs, canine teeth centimeters from my jugular, and despite the fact that I am carrying a ruthless carnivore in a position where she could, with great ease, remove me from the gene pool, I am thoroughly content with the world. Even knowing full well that cats are not even a truly domesticated animal, that Athena’s kin might best be described as “consistently tamed,” my greatest concern is that my black tank top is now coated in white cat hairs.

We have such faith in the process of domestication, despite the sheer unnaturalness of what’s happening. Small predators do not curl up on the chests of large primates and purr in the wild. And yet, every now and again, generally when my small predator is purring on the chest of this particular primate, I think How strange, how strange… that we’re doing this, and even stranger, that we both take it completely for granted, and find nothing unusual in such a completely unlikely alliance.

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aquaticspacepussy:

Why is it that removing race makes white people feel so comfortable.

You should be insulted that your racism is so deep you need to remove a person’s heritage to see them as a person. You need to change the context of events just to understand them. How do you have the nerve to call yourself enlightened when in order to see the picture you have to blur the whole image.

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tortle:

SO I just cannot decide how to finish this little squisher.
If anyone would like to pay $15 I will finish this goob with a palette of your choosing for you! You can also pick markings, etc, if you’d like.

Little bit of info:

Sex/genderless.
Only has the front teeth.
can see what they swallow.
can reach into the gummi bits and rearrange/pull out/shove in organs.
Carnivorous.

Would be your carcter to do with what you please!
Please credit for the design if you repost.
Please let me now if you want to resell.

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Same here though, my hair is really tough to cut and these people always say they know how to deal with it :I a long time ago I went to a pretty dark skinned hairdresser and she had almost exactly my hair, it was amazing

if i got someone with my type of hair to cut it they’d be an infant and i just dont trust babies with scissors

littlest-vegan:

punchdrunkprincess:

*pat* we all are. still. I’m still pissed. I read the book and I’m still mad about it.

i thought about the end of the trial all day at work today

i want to scream- it isnt fair, stranger on the internet, not FAIR

did ANYTHING happy happen this season? besides joffery getting his dumb ass murdered did anything happy happen??

Ummmmm Brienne and Pod aka the most important relationship of the season ty

they have such great chemistry its true but they only got like 20 minutes of screen time i need MORE for it to count

damn it we better get more of those two theyre GREAT

littlest-vegan:

sufferingsappho:

heyfunniest:

random-and-interesting:

Introducing, Dodocool Lightning Cable

Dodocool - $9.97

Apple - $19.00

IT’S CHEAPER TOO GUYS 

NO MORE BROKEN LIGHTNING CABLE FOR ME YESS

I need to see if they make laptop chargers too.

do they have them for androids tho

apple makes cheaper products than literally everyone? whaaaat thats crazy no way

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