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I know people are sick of today being like… National Guilt Day, but we only have one planet and we all have to take responsibility for it.  We, us humans (especially in countries with developed industries), are in large part responsible for fucking up the environment for just about every other living soul, and it’s something we need to consider with utmost sincerity, for them and for ourselves.  Although cars are a major culprit of man-made pollution, they are by no means the most serious.  The animal agriculture industry causes more pollution than every form of transportation combined and is responsible for the felling of around 70% of former rain forests, yet is rarely included in wide-spread public conversations about environmentalism. On the contrary, it’s heavily subsidized by the US government (one of the worst offenders of global pollution).

At a certain point, even something that may seem like a personal choice could effect others in very significant and potentially dangerous ways.

So please, do take the time to read and consider this article, if possible!

To find out more about veganism, here ( ) are some awesome resources! Anyhow, thanks so much for your time.


Happy Earth Day! Sharks may look intimidating, but we do more harm to them than they do to us. Every year over 100 million sharks are killed either intentionally for their fins or unintentionally as fishing bycatch. Sharks are top predators and if we continue to kill them off as fast as we are, we could start to see ocean ecosystems collapse.

To learn more about what you can do to stop shark finning, visit (warning - some images are graphic and may be distressing to some viewers)




This scene was actually when I went from feeling more or less neutral on Joan to actively disliking her.

Because wow, that was patronizing.

I loved that scene in Elementary.

1) Firstly, because it immediately deconstructs the “hero throws and breaks something in frustration” cliche (Sherlock throwing a glass slide in HoB, anyone?) it might even be seen as a parody of that cliche.

2) Secondly, because the dynamic is different between a man and a woman than it would be between two women or two men, the visual of a man smashing something in a temper in front of a woman can be taken as threatening or borderline abusive. Joan Watson immediately shows that she is not intimidated by Holmes’ behavior.

3) Lastly? One of the running themes of Elementary is the deconstruction of Sherlock Holmes as the solitary, antisocial genius, and his becoming a member of a community. Holmes’ gifts are given their due respect, but no one in Elementary plays the game of Because Sherlock Holmes is a Bloody Genius He Can Do Whatever He Wants So There. When Sherlock goes after Moriarty (“M”), Captain Gregson suspends him. When Sherlock doesn’t want to talk about his addiction, Alfredo says “You’ve got to get over yourself.” And when Sherlock behaves like a spoiled child, Joan tells him “Use your words.”

You see Joan patronizing Sherlock. I see a member of Sherlock’s community teaching him how to behave like an adult member of that community.

Popular media portrays men patronizing women constantly & it’s considered neutral, but a woman patronizing a man is enough to flip people into incandescent rage. Not saying that’s what OP is feeling, but a woman patronizing a man is definitely a hot trigger.

I also want to point out that throwing and breaking things is one of the ways many domestic abusers (statistically likely to be men trying to intimidate/control/harm women) exert dominance and threaten & control their partners. There is nothing like a display of violence and destruction to remind a person that said violence and destruction could be visited upon their person, you know? So there is ABSOLUTELY a power differential at play here, even if they aren’t romantically/sexually involved and even if the writers didn’t intend for there to be. So Joan responding in kind, in a calm demonstrative way, is a way of her taking control of a charged situation and pointing out that yes, he’s acting like a childish dick throwing a temper tantrum and she isn’t going to let that slide/excuse him/clean up his mess for him.

(Source: elementarymydearworld)






Artist Nathan Pyle's gif guide to NYC street etiquette is handy for any city. Take it to the streets!


This is London too omg

This is probably every major city but New Yorkers are famous for the invisible sidewalk lanes.


applicable to school hallways, mall walkways, pretty much any public walking space as well.

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