“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
— from The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams, 1922
- You don’t have to achieve great things by the time you’re 25
- You have intrinsic value above and beyond your perceived utility to other people and society at large.
- You don’t have to have sex, or have sex in any way that you find uncomfortable or unpleasant, to keep…
- Your life is not a narrative. It is not leading to anything, there is no overarching thesis, it does not have themes beyond the usual shared cultural experiences of your time and place. This is ok. It does not mean that your life is without purpose or meaning.
PLEASE SHARE AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO TAKE THEIR “FREE TO GOOD HOME PETS” OFF OF CRAIGSLIST IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE CALL THE MARION CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY TIPS REGARDING THE SHOOTINGS.
(via Salem Friends of Felines)
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Warning! Animals are in danger on craigslist.com
Please take all “free pets” off of craigslist until this person(s) can be stopped!
Friday morning, an anonymous caller contacted a local veternary clinic and reported that they witnessed a small group of people (3-4?, both male and female) at a remote location in Scotts Mills (possibly near the Crooked Finger ATV area?) letting animals out of pet carriers (dogs and cats) and then using them as target practice with real guns!
Some animals were shot and killed. Two cats were able to get away.
The witness was too distraught to approach the shooters, however, the witness was close enough to overhear that the animals may have been acquired from several local craigslist ads being given away as “free to good homes”.
A police report has been filed and if you or anyone you know has any information regarding the person(s) involved in this gross animal abuse, please contact the Marion County sheriff’s office immediately.
Anonymous tip line: 503 540 8079
Non-emergency Dispatch Line: 503 588 5032
I just got this alert from the cat shelter I got my own cats from, and I really wanted to pass it on. If you or any of your followers live in/know people who live in Oregon, please warn them about this! Or, heck, it could be happening elsewhere if it’s happening here—please spread the word! This is really disgusting.
(Also, I tried to tag with relevant trigger warnings, but Tumblr Savior may not be working. I apologize if this post triggers any anxiety attacks.)
JESUS FUCK, SIGNAL FUCKING BOOST OH MY GOD
Signal fucking boost.
edit: 2 more wigs added! I didn’t expect such a huge interest…so I decided to add two more spots to the winnings!
So I’m doing a giveaway because I’ve gotten -X- amount of followers. It may not seem significant (it’s really not) but whatthehey I want to make my contribution to the Homestuck giveaway pool and I appreciate the -X- amount of followers I have!
Okay, bitch. Stop talking. Tell me what goodies I can get!?!
A 28” black long wavy wig (Vriska, Aradia, Jade, Grand Highboob, etc), a short blonde wig (could be Rose or a Dave?
you could always cut it), or a 30” long dark red wig (I just really liked this color so I threw it in there), a wig cap and urban decay 4oz. makeup setting spray!
AND a 40” long blonde wig and 35” long caramel brown wig!
Note: All the wigs (I’m happy to announce) are heat resistant to 200 degrees Fahrenheit!
**All of the wigs are excellent quality as my mother and I are setting up a wig store and these were sent to us as examples. I have no need for them so I am giving them away.**
- First pick at the wigs, a wig cap and a bottle of urban decay setting spray!
-Second pick at the wigs, a wig cap and a bottle of urban decay setting spray!
- Third pick at the wigs, a wig cap and a bottle of urban decay setting spray!
- Fourth pick at the wigs, a wig cap and a bottle of urban decay setting spray!
-Whichever wig is left (but they’re all really nice *o*), a wig cap and a bottle of urban decay setting spray!
Alright calm yourselves….there’s rules!! :o
- You do not need to be following me although it is much appreciated if you do!
- Likes count!
-Reblog to your heart’s desire but PLEASE be mindful of your followers!
- Ask box MUST be open so I can share with you the great news if you’ve won!!
- NO sideblogs, fake blogs, etc. I WILL BE CHECKING
stalkingYOU TO MAKE SURE.
- I will ship internationally!
- And of course, I will use a random number generator~
Giveaway ends on August 17th, my 16th birthday!
Good luck to all!