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  1. tyuran said: If you know of any good NERD FOOD resources, can you… tell me…

oh man SO MANY blogs are there, but I’ve made some good hobbity food from this site which has a cookbook’s worth of hearty lord of the rings inspired stuff.  Anna the Red had the legendary Ghibli feast, and cute bento.  Boozy McGuzzles used to do some nerdy cocktail recipes but i guess that’s been cleaned off the face of the internet… Oh! Looks like there’s a geeky recipe tumblr that’s still updating.

  1. sqbr said: Mabari shaped cookies

THAT’S………….SO CUTE. Oh man, I have to do that!

  1. coelasquid said: They talk about boiled meat a lot, maybe a stew? Beef ale stew with like big chunky bones left simmering overnight. I have the best cream of mushroom soup recipe the makes an awesome stew base I could send your way.

Mushroom stew sounds good. I’m trying to stay away from boiled mush since I cook that a lot anyway, but I’ve never actually made stock from bones!  A new experience! Side note: I think I’ve got a romanticized view of ~~true beef stock~~, because of the time cost involved and since you have to go to a very fancy store to get meat that actually has bones in it, around here. Bourgeois peasant food??

Oh man, if you can get some big marrow-y soup bones you can make some amazing medieval nerd kid stew, this is what I boiled up last time it got cold enough to make stew in LA;


I got chunks of stewing beef as well as the big marrow hocks, let the bones simmer for hours with water and seasonings and stuff (I modified the mutton and ale stew from the GoT cookbook), added like an entire six pack of Guinness and some cream of mushroom soup, and let it stew with the chunks of steak, onions, corn, peas, green beans, carrot, mushroom, 15 bean medley, and tons and tons of black pepper.

The mushroom soup recipe I was talking about is over here, it makes such a ridiculous quantity of soup. I made a batch with some of my old roommates and we had so much left over after we ate our fill, the next day we used it to make chicken stew. Then after we had our friends over to eat as much chicken stew as possible we still had so much left we made a bunch of little single-serving pot pies.

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to enroll in a Classics course and deliberately and consistently mispronounce “Penelope” as “Peen-a-loap.”

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When i was little i wanted to grow up to be a disney princess but im pretty sure i just became Yzma 


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No headline will ever bring me as much joy as this.

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Anonymous Asked: Okay, but can you answer the honest question of what exactly you feel the alternatives to prongs/chokes are for an unruly dog? Do you believe in just being dragged while your dog chokes himself? If youre not here to teach I don't know why you're here


We’re here to call out uncute posts, we teach through that. Other sort of questions should be directed to our sister blog animalwelfarists, which it say on our ask page. Over there we have a few links about collars, also some about leash training. Then a bunch of different tags.

Now piss off with your “I have no choice but to abuse my dog!” shit.


*Whispers* A correctly adjusted martingale collar will not choke a dog
*Whispers* But will adjust in size depending on where it sits on a dog’s neck.
*Whispers* So if you have a breed that would slip a normal collar, or an escape artist this is the alternative to a choke collar.
*Whispers* Since you HAVE to use them with certain breeds you can pick one up at like, petsmart or petco or whatever. They’re not hard to get.

*Whispers* Now if you have trouble with a puller
*Whispers* They make canine bridles and head halters.
*Whispers* So that when the dog pulls their head goes down.
*Whispers* It is a slightly uncomfortable (But not painful, just awkward) position and it doesn’t allow them to get a lot of pulling pressure against the lead.
*Whispers* If you need an example of what I’m talking about check out this helpful link http://www.k9bridle.com/index1.php or this one http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips/how_to_use_head_halter.html

Now go forth and train your dogs without abusing them! *Flies away in a cloud of pixie dust*

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don’t you mean

one of these is not like the otters


these weird dogs are always wet

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A helpful chart detailing the current state of dog-cockatiel relations.

Bertie is my dog.

He has previously fear-peed himself over

my 6 inch tall 


while they were in their cage.

(Notes: Pet cat was in the basement chilling (door was closed) and dog was in his crate when bird photo was taken. There is no danger to the cockatiels … or to the dog, despite what the dog thinks.)

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From the article:

An email to Utah State University threatened “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if the school did not cancel a lecture Wednesday morning by a well-known feminist writer and video game critic.

"Feminists have ruined my life, and I will have my revenge, for my sake and the sake of all others they’ve wronged," read the message from a sender who claimed to be a USU student.

The message threatened to rain gunfire and shrapnel upon a lecture by Anita Sarkeesian, creator of a feminist video blog and a video series on misogyny in video games. She is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. at the Taggart Student Center Auditorium.

"A Montreal Massacre style attack will be carried out," warned the message, sent to multiple departments and individuals around campus. "I have at my disposal a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs."

After consulting with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, the university decided to host Sarkeesian’s lecture as scheduled, said USU spokesman Tim Vitale.

"We’re an institution of higher learning. We educate people. This is what we do," Vitale said. "This is a chance for students to listen for themselves to the topic, voice their opinions as they choose, and learn something."

The university planned to increase security for the lecture and forbid backpacks in the auditorium.

The writer goes by the moniker “Marc Lepine,” after a shooter who murdered 14 women at a Montreal engineering school in 1989. The writer, as Lepine did in his suicide note, wrote that “feminists have ruined my life.”

"We live in a nation of emasculated cowards too afraid to challenge the vile, misandrist harpies who seek to destroy them. Feminism has taken over every facet of our society, and women like Sarkeesian want to punish us for even fantasizing about being men."

He wrote that increased security was futile.

"Even if they’re able to stop me, there are plenty of feminists on campus who won’t be able to defend themselves," he wrote. "One way or another, I’m going to make sure they die."

Sarkeesian is most famous for her critiques of how women are depicted in video games and popular culture and has received many death threats and terror threats against her speaking engagements. Those threats have escalated since a 2012 online harassment campaign targeted her fundraising for the video series, “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games,” which analyzes female stereotypes in the games.

"Anita Sarkeesian is everything wrong with the feminist woman, and she is going to die screaming like the craven little whore that she is if you let her come to USU," the email states. "I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America."

Regardless of what you think about Anita Sarkeesian in particular, this is just sick.

"Women overreact"

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Have some Fandom pumpkins and have a happy halloween!


… What fandom does Starry Starry Night belong to? Legit curious.

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Remember that time I went around messaging “real justice”/”anti-SJW” blogs asking them if they had any plans of addressing nazi blogs?

And all the responses were “we judge actions, not beliefs”, “I think you’ll find they’re quite reasonable if you just talk to them.”, and “that would be fighting hate with hate!”… and, as a kicker, “Actually, I’m a nationalist socialist myself and this is why I’m interested in ~*real*~ justice.”

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Hahhahaha. I’m kind of dog-obsessed as of late, so I put on a dog documentary and there was a howling effect and Bertie woke up and was like WHO TO THE WHAT NOW?

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Let’s talk about purebred dogs!

1. Purebreds are arbitrary.
Yep! There is no such thing as a’natural’ purebred. However, there is also no such thing as a ‘natural’ dog.

Purebreds are just tightly controlled genetic lines. Like ANY selective breeding this can be done responsibly or irresponsibly.

2. Purebreds are NOT inherently unhealthy.

It is ALL about the genetic line. Again, some selective breeding is responsible and some is irresponsible. Heavily inbred recently established breeds will have more health problems than older, less inbred, breeds.

On that note: mixes/crosses are not inherently MORE healthy than purebreds. In many cases they -will- be more healthy because harmful traits are often not be replicated between two disparate randomly mixed breeds.

However, if two breeds/genetic lines have harmful traits in them they will create a mix/cross that is just as unhealthy, if not more unhealthy, than a purebred. Heck — this is how some of the worst breeds came to be. People mixing dogs with harmful traits to create more extreme harmful traits. 

Dogs don’t have magic genetics. You have to be as careful about breeding them as any other animal. Even if you are mixing two breeds. “Hybrid vigor” is a harmful, dangerous myth that’s being exploited by puppy mills.

3. You are not somehow denying a ‘good’ mix/cross a home by adopting a ‘bad’ purebred.

This is the thing that gets me the most. Do people somehow think purebreds in rescue/shelters are less in need than mutts at shelters? Do people think purebreds don’t go to shelters? Do people think purebreds are somehow immune to being senselessly killed because a home for them can’t be found?

Like, man, I have a dog with a pedigree. He came from a rescue. He’s of a breed where most of the breed (that survive) goes through a rescue at some point in their life (he is a greyhound). I have not somehow wronged a mongrel by rescuing my dog. I didn’t get him because of his pedigree, but because we wanted a dog with a specific temperament and in our research the plight of the greyhound spoke to both me and my husband. We were not aware of his pedigree until we brought him home and were given his papers.

This is often the case with rescued purebreds. Many have lost their papers en-route. All a pedigree is, is a breeding record. They’re important to maintain for responsible breeding. Unfortunately, some people have turned this into some sort of creepy status symbol, trying to attach some sort of ancestral pride to a -dog-.

4. There are some advantages to getting a purebred, and we shouldn’t shame people if they want to use them.

Purebreds are much more predictable in terms of physique than mutts/crosses. Purebreds have personalities that usually fall in a predictable range. If you are in a situation where you need a predictable dog (eg. you need a working dog, or you just want to be sure your dog will fit well with your household) then a purebred - especially an adult purebred - is probably right for you.

For many households mutts/crosses are fine. However, why should we bully people who are doing the responsible thing with getting a dog that they know will fit with their family that they won’t have to rehome later.

5. There are irresponsible ways to acquire and interact with purebreds.

A) It is irresponsible to adopt a purebred based solely on aesthetics or on how ‘charming’ you find a personality. A personality has to fit with your family, not just charm you. Aesthetics should be an afterthought TBH.

B) People who buy purebreds without being careful about the breeder are doing it irresponsibly. Don’t buy them from pet stores. Don’t buy them from breeders without good practices that do not take excellent care of their dogs.

c) People who don’t consider -rescuing- a purebred as opposed to buying one are doing it irresponsibly. I am not saying that you HAVE to rescue one. There are reasons to buy instead of rescuing. But at least look into it and consider it.

D) People who breed purebreds without putting the health and happiness of the dogs involved first and foremost are doing it irresponsibly.

E) People who get a purebred as some sort of status symbol are doing it irresponsibly. This goes back to the thing about aesthetics, TBH. If you get a purebred it should be because you need a purebred, or you’ve met the perfect dog.

6. Be aware, most purebreds — especially those from healthy well established breeds — were bred for a purpose. They’re going to want to do a job. You have to be able to deal with that. This goes back to making sure that you get a dog that FITS YOUR FAMILY. All too often breeds that are high energy working dogs will end up in households that just can’t cope with that. Shepherds will want to herd and get easily bored. Spitz types will want to do lots of hard physical work and running. Terriers will be high energy and want to hunt.

Like take the poodle for instance. People give them bizarrely exaggerated haircuts and depict them as fussy housedogs for some strange reason. They actually are highly intelligent hunting retrievers. They become high strung if not appropriately exercised. They’re high maintenance dogs that need lots of mental and physical stimulation and exercise.

If you need a moderate dog, and just want a general ‘dog’ get a mutt (avoid crosses) and try as best you can to guess the general breed history. I would advise adopting an adult dog so you can see the true personality.

If adopting a cross you MUST be familiar with the breed history. I would AGAIN advise looking into adult dogs.

If adopting a purebred you MUST MUST MUST be aware of what you are getting into. Adult dogs are helpful, but, they -are- more predictable than mutts or crosses. But that predictability is only useful if you do your research.

( I would also advise being sure you are getting a dog from an overall healthy breed, and an overall healthy line (if you have the opportunity to learn about the lines). Many purebreds have been bred to be more and more extreme and you’ve gotten some breeds with huge, huge health problems. Ancient/old breeds are generally healthier. But even with more recent breeds there are frequently ‘classic’ types that have fewer health problems.)

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