every disney/dreamworks/20th/animation songs: The Nightmare Before ChristmasBoys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see, this our town of halloween.
Here me out.
I know it has already been established that Hiccup must have gotten all of his traits (internal and external) from his mother because he definitely did not get it from Stoick.
I CANT GET OVER THE FACT THAT HE IS EXACTLY LIKE HER
Everything from the soft green eyes, the thin body structure, the curiosity, the love for dragons, the epic imagination, the creativity, the sensitivity.
HICCUP AND HIS MOTHER ARE LIKE THE SAME PERSON.
WHAT STOICK HAD TO GO THOUGH EVERYDAY WHEN HE SEES HIS SON AS AN EXACT REPLICA OF HIS WIFE. THE RESEMBLANCE BETWEEN HICCUP AND HIS MOTHER IS NO DOUBT A MIRROR IMAGE. A FACE FILLED WITH CURIOSITY AND LOVE AND KINDNESS. THE MIND TO BREAK BARRIERS AND CHANGE WORLDS. A STRENGTH NOT LIKE THE REST OF THE TRIBE BUT ONE FOUND IN THE HEART AND SOUL. STOIK HAD TO SEE HICCUP GROW UP AND TURN OUT JUST LIKE HER. IMAGINE A FATHER’S PRIDE, A HUSBAND’S GREIF, AS HE SEES TWO PEOPLE HE DEARLY LOVES IN THE SAME PERSON EVERY SINGLE DAY. STOICK MUST HAVE THOUGH MORE THAN JUST “OH MY SON IS OUT OF PLACE FROM THE TRIBE”. STOICK MUST HAVE THINKING ABOUT HIS FAMILY.
HIS WHOLE FAMILY.
HE SAW HICCUP.
im sorry but i was so caught up in this theory i had to say somthing
Maybe that is why he didn’t what his son fighting Dragons, he couldn’t handle the possibility of losing the last connection he had to his wife.
this scene fucked me up.
Common snapping turtle from our little pond.
This guy has been hand fed for much of his life and continues to let me feed him. He has no food aggression at all and takes it without getting my fingers <3
Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)
THIS is what the original Star Trek TV series and films were about. Not just about blowing up things in space and snazzy lens flares with a side order of casual sexism -.-‘.
dude do you know how many people I have pissed off by saying the exact same thing?
Not enough people.
Dear Professor Oak, didn’t you say that there is only 151 Pokemon?
Professor Sycamore, didn’t you say that mega evolution may happen only in Kalos region?
wes anderson is kinda like the acoustic version of quentin tarantino???
ADS THAT SUDDENLY TAKE UP THE WHOLE PAGE
ADS THAT SUDDENLY TAKE UP THE WHOLE PAGE AND PLAY MUSIC
What about ads that play music, but you can’t find them anywhere on the page?
peter capaldi is a blessing on this world
Oh god I was so worried about this too
The more he talks about this upcoming season and the stuff he won’t put up with, the more I’m starting to believe he killed Steven Moffat and keeps telling everyone he’s on vacation while writing all his episodes himself.
that is brilliant news what are you talking about
Actor Chris Pratt beamed down to our sector of the universe Monday night to surprise an auditorium full of deserving kids in a special New York Daily News and Disney Studios sponsored charity screening of the superheroes-in-space flick.
And the 35-year-old actor who plays the hero Star-Lord in the Marvel movie stayed in the theater until every last one of them who wanted to take a picture with him got their selfie.
“That was really fun, this is what is all about,” said a visibly touched Pratt after the show. “I get impatient sometimes being on a promotional tour all the time, but something like this I would sit here as long as it took to take a picture with every one of those guys.”
“Tonight was really special to me.”
Pratt stayed long past the time his security detail was supposed to whisk him away to answer questions and give some words of wisdom.
If you love Scottish fold cats, I’m going to tell you something you don’t want to hear. Please, please read on anyway. If you are considering adopting a Scottish fold, PLEASE continue reading. This information needs to be more widely known.
In 2008, the Journal of Small Animal practice released a short report on disorders associated with breeds of cats. In this report, the authors mentioned the Scottish fold:
People who own them may be “charmed” by their round faces and open expression (and they may not realise that the reason the cats do not move around too much is because they are variably crippled with arthritis).1
The gene that causes the cute fold in the Scottish fold’s ear also leads to the development of a degenerative disorder called osteochondrodysplasia. ALL Scottish folds have this disorder, whether they show symptoms or not- the fold in their ears is caused by a cartilage deformity that also affects their joints.
Osteochondrodysplasia leads to crippling osteoarthritis, which affects Scottish folds at much younger ages than other breeds of cats. In cats heterozygous for the gene, the disease’s progression can be seen in cats as young as six months. In homozygous cats, it can be seen as early as seven weeks old.
Affected cats may be grossly deformed, with short wide limbs and a short, inflexible tail. They show lameness, swollen wrist (carpal) and ankle (tarsal) joints, have an abnormal gait, and are reluctant to move and jump. Severely affected individuals become crippled and unable to walk.
…Many affected cats are euthanased earlier in life due to the profound effects of this disease.2
The breed is often described as “placid” and “calm.” This is due to the fact that they are constantly in pain due to this disorder. Even in mild, ‘asymptomatic’ cases which can occur in heterozygous cats, they may still be experiencing pain due to cats’ tendency to hide their suffering.
Many breeders of Scottish folds claim that not all heterozygous cats have the disorder, because the studies that examined the cats (which were all, heterozygous or not, shown to have it) had small sample sizes.
In 2003, Lorraine Shelton, a specialist in genetic diseases, offered to pay for 300 x-rays of healthy adult Scottish folds to prove that the disorder was not present in some heterozygous cats.
…She has asked a list of 300 Scottish Fold breeders from around the world to go to their vet to get X-rays done. She had offered to pay for these X-rays but not a single breeder had taken up that offer. You could not know whether this problem existed unless an X-ray was taken. If somebody would send her an X-ray of a healthy hind leg of a folded eared cat, she would be grateful as she wanted to see the very first one.3
To date, no one has taken her up on the offer. The breeders’ unwillingness to have their cats examined speaks volumes. The authors of all studies on these cats agree: it ethically wrong to continue breeding these cats.
It disturbs me that any breeder would knowingly continue to create animals that will be in pain throughout their lives. As a cat lover myself, I am begging you, please do not buy Scottish folds. Do not support these unethical breeding practices, or the concept that it is acceptable to intentionally breed unhealthy animals for the sake of how they look.
1 Breed-related disorders of cats (discusses issues with other breeds as well)
2 Genetic welfare problems of companion animals: osteochondrodysplasia (a thorough description of the disease and its prevalence)
3 FIFe meeting notes (leading to a decision not to recognize Scottish folds as an offical breed due to the disorder)
There was also a follow-up email about Shelton’s offer which can be read here.
Studies on osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Folds
Incomplete dominant osteochondrodysplasia in heterozygous Scottish Fold cats (this is the source of the above x-ray pictures)
Before you buy ANY animal, please do your research. If a breed suffers from high incidences of genetic disorders, don’t use your money to support the creation of more animal suffering.
This is important enough to be posted to my main blog. I know I reblogged this months and months ago, but not enough people know about this.
There is absolutely no way to “cure” the Scottish folds of this. The gene that causes the ear to look so cute and floppy is because of the cartilage not forming properly, which is what causes the health problems — even in cats that are bred Fold x Non Fold.
What’s fucking worse is that they’re cross breeding Scottish folds with other cats. As soon as I saw them crossed with Sphynxes (anyone who follows me is probably aware of the three Sphynxes we have and how much I love them), my heart sank. This is called a “Skinderlop”
Breeding is supposed to be about breeding healthy cats/animals free of defects, and about examining mutations to see what the health risks are, if there are any. It is not supposed to be about creating more cats who are doomed to horrible health problems from birth. That is so cruel it’s unbelievable - and people still defend this breed’s continued existence…
If you know anyone who is looking into getting a kitten from a breeder, PLEASE let them know about the health problems associated with Scottish folds and cross breeds so that they don’t continue to support this sort of thing. It is needlessly cruel.