The rather pointless Supernatural-, Steam Powered Giraffe- and everything else-based blog of Rani (a 28-year-old artist and strange person from the UK, presumed cis and using she/her/hers pronouns until she figures out the maze that is gender identity once and for all.) Welcome!

19th October 2014

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I don’t normally take photos of my food, but I had to make an exception for my birthday dinner - groundnut stew! Dad grew up in Ghana, and my sisters and I used to eat African dishes like this a lot when we were kids. It tastes just as good as ever! (All that’s missing is fufu, but thankfully rice is a perfect replacement!) #foodporn

I don’t normally take photos of my food, but I had to make an exception for my birthday dinner - groundnut stew! Dad grew up in Ghana, and my sisters and I used to eat African dishes like this a lot when we were kids. It tastes just as good as ever! (All that’s missing is fufu, but thankfully rice is a perfect replacement!) #foodporn

Tagged: foodporn

19th October 2014

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So far, I’ve been spending my birthday gaming and lazily doodling. After a while of drawing dragons, I couldn’t resist having a go at drawing Chase No Face! #chasenoface #cat #doodle #art #sketchbook

So far, I’ve been spending my birthday gaming and lazily doodling. After a while of drawing dragons, I couldn’t resist having a go at drawing Chase No Face! #chasenoface #cat #doodle #art #sketchbook

Tagged: doodlecatartsketchbookchasenoface

19th October 2014

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REBLOG THIS IF YOU WOULD BE FRIENDS WITH A TRANS PERSON.

ship-game-so-strong:

Im trying to prove to my friend that a lot of people will accept him as the gender he is just as they would the gender he was born as. He is afraid to come out especially because he is a polysexual trans.

Source: ship-game-so-strong

19th October 2014

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Because horses deserve a ride too. #doodle #drawing #sketchbook #art #horse #biker #motorbike

Because horses deserve a ride too. #doodle #drawing #sketchbook #art #horse #biker #motorbike

Tagged: sketchbookhorseartmotorbikedoodlebikerdrawing

18th October 2014

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I’m already convinced that few things are better for the soul than a Steven Universe-themed doodle session. :) #stevenuniverse

I’m already convinced that few things are better for the soul than a Steven Universe-themed doodle session. :) #stevenuniverse

Tagged: stevenuniverse

18th October 2014

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abracabuttcheek:

I’m working on a lapis lazuli doodle in my sketchbook ewe

abracabuttcheek:

I’m working on a lapis lazuli doodle in my sketchbook ewe

Tagged: this is beautifulsteven universe

18th October 2014

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serenity-in-a-fantasy:

The relationship between these two is awesome

Tagged: spoilerssteven universe

18th October 2014

Photo reblogged from "And how should I presume?" with 99,706 notes

hipsterinatardis:

solaceames:

binghsien:

note-a-bear:

kaalashnikov:

cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

cloudy with a chance of witch burning

your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.

I am sorry I’m going to be that person.
This map is extremely inaccurate.
1) China was not going through business as usual China was going through the TANG DYNASTY i.e. the Golden Age of Chinese culture, which would lay down legal and social and poetic norms for the rest of Chinese history. The Tang is so influential that a lot of languages call Chinese people 唐人 (People from Tang.) (We call Chinese people “people from Qin” so.)
2) Japan is _first becoming literate_ during this time period (due to the influence of the Tang they adopt Chinese script), which is a BFD for poetry, religion, politics, society. Japanese court culture develops, which near the end of this period (11th century, around the time Europe enters “high middle ages”) will produce The Tale of Genji (by a totally awesome woman named Murasaki),widely regarded as the world’s first novel because of it’s deft use of irony and social commentary.
3) The southern part of Korea is experiencing the emergence of Unified Silla, a state that will last the entire period and will see the importation of Chinese and Indian buddhism, the construction of the first Confucian college in Korea, and so on.
4) In Mesoamerica, the Mayans are inventing astronomy, writing (the third and final independent invention of writing in human history), and a whole crapload of other stuff. This is the triumph of their culture.
5) The Umayyads in Spain are a massive center of technology, learning, and (comparative) religious toleration.
6) The Eastern Roman Empire, which spans both the green and yellow portions of your map, isn’t doing too badly either, bouncing back after losing territory to the Caliphate.
7) The Polynesians are colonizing the ENTIRE PACIFIC using amazing advanced navigation technology not rivaled until the INVENTION OF GPS.
8) I am not equipped to talk about Sub-Saharan Africa in detail (cue rant about how we never learn about subsaharan africa in the western educational system) but you can bet there are some major, amazing developments going on there too. I’d be shocked if there weren’t.
9) HOLY SHIT INDIA.
10) OMG SOUTH EAST ASIA. SOUTH. EAST. ASIA.
11) THEY WEREN’T BURNING WITCHES IN EUROPE DURING THE MIGRATION PERIOD (dark ages). Witch burning took off in the EARLY MODERN PERIOD, nearly 1000 years after this. Europe was going through some tough shit, which would leave them backwards compared to the rest of the world for 1000 years, but also there were some amazing things happening there, at least have the decency to be like “angry dudes with swords stabbing people” not WITCH BURNINGS FFS.
12) And ABSOLUTELY Islamic Caliphate was a totally amazing flowering of intellectual, artistic, and spiritual culture, a mixing pot between a thousand cultures and languages, and totally amazing. Don’t in any way want to diminish that in any way.

I’ve always winced when seeing the original picture, so thank you binghsien for that excellent commentary!
To add:
8) Around 1000 AD was a major wave of Bantu migration, carrying a new technology of advanced ironwork throughout Africa:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/2chapter4.shtml

I’m so happy the person above did this.

hipsterinatardis:

solaceames:

binghsien:

note-a-bear:

kaalashnikov:

cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

cloudy with a chance of witch burning

your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.

I am sorry I’m going to be that person.

This map is extremely inaccurate.

1) China was not going through business as usual China was going through the TANG DYNASTY i.e. the Golden Age of Chinese culture, which would lay down legal and social and poetic norms for the rest of Chinese history. The Tang is so influential that a lot of languages call Chinese people 唐人 (People from Tang.) (We call Chinese people “people from Qin” so.)

2) Japan is _first becoming literate_ during this time period (due to the influence of the Tang they adopt Chinese script), which is a BFD for poetry, religion, politics, society. Japanese court culture develops, which near the end of this period (11th century, around the time Europe enters “high middle ages”) will produce The Tale of Genji (by a totally awesome woman named Murasaki),widely regarded as the world’s first novel because of it’s deft use of irony and social commentary.

3) The southern part of Korea is experiencing the emergence of Unified Silla, a state that will last the entire period and will see the importation of Chinese and Indian buddhism, the construction of the first Confucian college in Korea, and so on.

4) In Mesoamerica, the Mayans are inventing astronomy, writing (the third and final independent invention of writing in human history), and a whole crapload of other stuff. This is the triumph of their culture.

5) The Umayyads in Spain are a massive center of technology, learning, and (comparative) religious toleration.

6) The Eastern Roman Empire, which spans both the green and yellow portions of your map, isn’t doing too badly either, bouncing back after losing territory to the Caliphate.

7) The Polynesians are colonizing the ENTIRE PACIFIC using amazing advanced navigation technology not rivaled until the INVENTION OF GPS.

8) I am not equipped to talk about Sub-Saharan Africa in detail (cue rant about how we never learn about subsaharan africa in the western educational system) but you can bet there are some major, amazing developments going on there too. I’d be shocked if there weren’t.

9) HOLY SHIT INDIA.

10) OMG SOUTH EAST ASIA. SOUTH. EAST. ASIA.

11) THEY WEREN’T BURNING WITCHES IN EUROPE DURING THE MIGRATION PERIOD (dark ages). Witch burning took off in the EARLY MODERN PERIOD, nearly 1000 years after this. Europe was going through some tough shit, which would leave them backwards compared to the rest of the world for 1000 years, but also there were some amazing things happening there, at least have the decency to be like “angry dudes with swords stabbing people” not WITCH BURNINGS FFS.

12) And ABSOLUTELY Islamic Caliphate was a totally amazing flowering of intellectual, artistic, and spiritual culture, a mixing pot between a thousand cultures and languages, and totally amazing. Don’t in any way want to diminish that in any way.

I’ve always winced when seeing the original picture, so thank you binghsien for that excellent commentary!

To add:

8) Around 1000 AD was a major wave of Bantu migration, carrying a new technology of advanced ironwork throughout Africa:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/2chapter4.shtml

I’m so happy the person above did this.

Source: amazon.com

18th October 2014

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This might never happen again in all of human history, so I had to take a photo. The cat and the puppy sat side by side without trying to kill each other!

This might never happen again in all of human history, so I had to take a photo. The cat and the puppy sat side by side without trying to kill each other!

15th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Scientific Hooliganism with 302,809 notes

ultimate-me:

furbearingbrick:

aimeefrommars:

septemberism94:

schim:

Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]

PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.

It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats. 

Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.

http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/neurological/c_ct_headpressing

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)

http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)

I wasn’t going to reblog this until I read the important caption dang thank you!!!

YOU JUST SAVED THE LIFE OF MY CAT THANK YOU!

SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE. THIS COULD SAVE YOUR KITTIE’S LIFE!

Not a fun post. Only the most important post in the life of a pet owner! Spread it. Spread it like right now.

Source: fuckyeahfelines