Midwest of what?

I'm from the Midwest, but the middle and what I'm west of is all relative... I move a lot so home is wherever my animals are. I blog about zookeeping, conservation, GLBTQA issues, and whatever makes me laugh.

You might have got the impression that there is a little bit more to Aunt Petunia than meets the eye, and you will find out what it is. She is not a squib, although that is a very good guess. Oh, I am giving a lot away here. I am being shockingly indiscreet." - J.K. Rowling.

If the reveal had been that Petunia was a witch ~ Several years after the war, Harry tracks his aunt down to confront her with what he witnessed in the pensieve.

(Source: sulietsexual, via cacajao)

TRANS LIFE SIMULATOR

annabunches:

childhoodreclaimed:

nerdy-trans-girl:

dont-be-stupid-friend:

This is a simple text based game where you play as a young trans person trying to buy some underwear. I made it with the intention of showing cis people what it’s like to be trans. You can play as a trans girl, trans boy, or a nonbinary person. It’s short, so you can play it multiple times for different paths. There are several paths, some better, some worse; if you’re easily triggered by dysphoria or transphobia, you may want to avoid this game. Some paths are safer than others, depending on how well you pass (surprise, surprise). TW for homophobic/transphobic slurs, transphobia/transmisogyny, slurs, misgendering, and possible violence.

I did this just to see how relatable it was, and holy shit it was like someone put me back in the spots i was in only a year ago.  My heart is racing shit. 

ow… my everything hurts…

Hey all my cis followers: this is instructive. Go play it.

(via captainmanning)

labhermit:

malformalady:

Sectioned skull of a rhinoceros hornbill. The skull of this rhinoceros hornbill shows a nice separation between functional parts. The beak has to resist forces and so it is filled with struts of bone, like the rest of the highly pneumatized skull. The “horn” is just for show and has little internal reinforcement.

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW

labhermit:

malformalady:

Sectioned skull of a rhinoceros hornbill. The skull of this rhinoceros hornbill shows a nice separation between functional parts. The beak has to resist forces and so it is filled with struts of bone, like the rest of the highly pneumatized skull. The “horn” is just for show and has little internal reinforcement.

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW

(via horsechild)

peent:

feel the burn? no, feel the bird. it is soft and wants to cuddle with you

(via cacajao)

conservationbiologist:

by Frans de Waal
LONELY WHALEIt has been tracked since 1992 and been labeled the loneliest whale in the world. It sings at a frequency of 51.75 Hz whereas others of it’s kind sing at 15 - 25 Hz. It does not travel along migration routes of any baleen whale species. There is no opportunity for other whales to run into it."The best guess of researchers is that this lonely whale is either a ‘deformed’ hybrid between 2 species of whale, or the last surviving member of an unknown species." - Impact Labhttp://factsnacks.blogspot.nl/2011/03/1-is-loneliest-number.html

conservationbiologist:

by Frans de Waal

LONELY WHALE

It has been tracked since 1992 and been labeled the loneliest whale in the world. It sings at a frequency of 51.75 Hz whereas others of it’s kind sing at 15 - 25 Hz. It does not travel along migration routes of any baleen whale species. There is no opportunity for other whales to run into it.

"The best guess of researchers is that this lonely whale is either a ‘deformed’ hybrid between 2 species of whale, or the last surviving member of an unknown species." - Impact Lab

http://factsnacks.blogspot.nl/2011/03/1-is-loneliest-number.html

cacajao:

You never realize the subtle ways that zoo keeping has affected your life until you notice the glacial pace at which normal people chop produce.