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Art modelling: professorpineapple you're an art model does that mean you're NAKED? yeah whoa....those lucky artists:)" .buddy professorpineapple idk who started the idea that life drawing classes have anything sexy going on like there's at least ten people in the room and we're all tired and covered in charcoal the dude in front who's staring at my boobs has been trying to get the shading right for 10 minutes. he's almost out of paint. he is crying askfordoodles burg branch-and-root The ice burg being frozen solid because there are NEVER ENOUGH SPACE HEATERS angryfishtrap I was an artist's model in uni since it paid better than any other student work position. Did a life drawing class one semester despite it being an unheated old building in the winter evenings, because the instructor was a decent fellow who always had extra space heaters. So there I am one evening, exhausted from my team's afternoon practice but I'm in a comfortable position on a padded stool, ready to hold the position for like fifteen minutes. Space heaters all around me spotlights on me to get shadows in interesting places. Beyond the red glow of the heaters and the hot-white of the spotlights, the massive drafty room is dark and quiet, broken only by the instructor's whispers and the scratch of charcoal on paper. Me, I'm just dozing, cause my ancient dorm was heated with creaky old steampipes that never really got warm, and with the new extra-powered space heater alongside the others, that night was the warmest l'd been in a month. I dozed, basking in the glorious warmth. And then I fell asleep. And then I fell off the stool. I woke up rather abruptly on the cold wooden platform, and looked up to see an entire ring of terrified and worried faces around me Everyone had their hands up, ready to help me up, except no one had touched me. Naked chick laid out face-down on the floor, and all the men and women were suddenly acutely aware they couldn't just grab a half-asleep dazed naked chick. Fortunately someone had the bright idea to tear the sheet down from the backdrop, lay it over me as a wrap, and then everyone was quick to help me up. After that, the instructor and students got used to taking turns talking to me, just to make sure I wasn't dozing off. Which was weird, at first, because l'd done two semesters just being a silent prop, and now I was interacting. It gave the class a vibe completely unlike any other I'd modeled for and it ended up one of my favorite modeling experiences. postscript: months later, walking on campus with someone who'd eventually become my spouse, we passed some guys on the main path. One of them stopped, peered at me and then said hello, excitedly, saying, "sorry, I didn't recognize you, I've never seen you with your clothes on! whitebear-ofthe-watertribe This is honestly so delightful and accurate thenightingalelily The only situation where saying "T've never seen you with your clothes on" is a completely normal thing to say Source: professorpineapple Art modelling
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<p>Information from a zookeeper about why shooting the gorilla was absolutely necessary.</p>: Amanda O'Donoughue Yesterday at 9:25 PM. 0 I am going to try to clear up a few things that have been weighing on me about Harambe and the Cinci Zoo since I read the news this afternoon. I have worked with Gorillas as a zookeeper while in my twenties (before children) and they are my favorite animal (out of dozens) that I have ever worked closely with. I am gonna go ahead and list a few facts, thoughts and opinions for those of you that aren't familiar with the species itself, or how a zoo operates in emergency situations. Now Gorillas are considered 'gentle giants' at least when compared with their more aggressive cousins the chimpanzee, but a 400+ pound male in his prime is as strong as roughly 10 adult humans. What can you bench press? OK, now multiply that number by ten. An adult male silverback gorilla has one job, to protect his group. He does this by bluffing or intimidating anything that he feels threatened by. Gorillas are considered a Class 1 mammal, the most dangerous class of mammals in the animal kingdom again, merely due to their size and strength. They are grouped in with other apes, tigers, lions, bears, etc. While working in an AZA accredited zoo with Apes, keepers DO NOT work in contact with them. Meaning they do NOT go in with these animals. There is always a welded mesh barrier between the animal and the humanS. In more recent decades, zoos have begun to redesign enclosures, removing all obvious caging and attempting to create a seamless view of the animals for the visitor to enjoy watching animals in a more natural looking habitat. *this is great until little children begin falling into exhibits* which of course can happen to anyone, especially in a crowded zoo- like setting. I have watched this video over again, and with the silverback's postering, and tight lips, it's pretty much the stuff of any keeper's nightmares, and I have had MANY while working with them. This job is not for the complacent. Gorillas are kind, curious, and sometimes silly, but they are also very large, very strong animals. I always brought my OCD to work with me. checking and rechecking locks to make sure my animals and l remained separated before entering to clean I keep hearing that the Gorilla was trying to protect the boy. I do not find this to be true. Harambe reaches for the boys hands and arms, but only to position the child better for his own displaying purposes. Males do very elaborate displays when highly agitated, slamming and dragging things about. Typically they would drag large branches, barrels and heavy weighted balls around to make as much noise as possible. Not in an effort to hurt anyone or anything (usually) but just to intimidate. It was clear to me that he was reacting to the screams coming from the gathering crowd Harambe was most likely not going to separate himself from that child without seriously hurting him first (again due to mere size and strength, not malicious intent) Why didn't they use treats? well, they attempted to call them off exhibit (which animals hate), the females in the group came in, but Harambe did not. What better treat for a captive animal than a real live kid! They didn't use Tranquilizers for a few reasons, A Harambe would've taken too long to become immobilized, and could have really injured the child in the process as the drugs used may not work quickly enough depending on the stress of the situation and the dose B. Harambe would've have drowned in the moat if immobilized in the water, and possibly fallen on the boy trapping him and drowning him as well. Many zoos have the protocol to call on their expertly trained dart team in the event of an animal escape or in the event that a human is trapped with a dangerous animal. They will evaluate the scene as quickly and as safely as possible, and will make the most informed decision as how they will handle the animal I can't point fingers at anyone in this situation, but we need to really evaluate the safety of the animal enclosures from the visitor side. Not impeding that view is a tough one, but there should be no way that someone can find themselves inside of an animal's exhibit. I know one thing for sure, those keepers lost a beautiful, and I mean gorgeous silverback and friend. I feel their loss with them this week. As educators and conservators of endangered species, all we can do is shine a light on the beauty and majesty of these animals in hopes to spark a love and a need to keep them from vanishing from our planet. Child killers, they are not. It's unfortunate for the conservation of the species, and the loss of revenue a beautiful zoo such as Cinci will lose. tragedy all around. *me working (very carefully) with a 400+ pound silverback circa 2009 <p>Information from a zookeeper about why shooting the gorilla was absolutely necessary.</p>

<p>Information from a zookeeper about why shooting the gorilla was absolutely necessary.</p>

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All Around Me: Madison Jonathan Guerra Daniel Jankowiak Skyler Lewis Maverick Lozano Ty Santa Cruz Jailey Torres Jesse Turner Asjana Wilkins Went to a party Mom. I went to a party, and remembered what you said. You told me not to drink, Mom, so I had a sprite instead. I felt proud of myself, the way you said I would, that I didn't drink and drive, though some friends said I should. I made a healthy choice, and your advice to me was right. The party finally ended, and the kids drove out of sight. I got into my car, sure to get home in one piece. I never knew what was coming, Mom, something I expected least. Now I'm lying on the pavement, and I hear the policeman say, the kid that caused this wreck was drunk, Mom, his voice seems far away. My own blood's all around me, as I try hard not to cry. I can hear the paramedic say, this girl is going to die. I'm sure the guy had no idea, while he was flying high. Because he chose to drink and drive, now I would have to die. So why do people do it, Mom, knowing that it ruins lives? And now the pain is cutting me, like a hundred stabbing knives. Tell sister not to be afraid, Mom, Tell daddy to be brave. And when I go to heaven, put 'Mommy's Girl' on my grave. Someone should have taught him, that it's wrong to drink and drive. Maybe if his parents had, l'd still be alive My breath is getting shorter, Mom, I'm getting really scared These are my final moments, and I'm so unprepared. I wish that you could hold me Mom, as I lie here and die. I wish that I could say, 'I love you, Moml So I love you and good-bye.
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ronswansonismyfather.tumblr.com/post/129101220034">ronswansonismyfather</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nophunintendid.tumblr.com/post/129101043614">nophunintendid</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://harpofglory.tumblr.com/post/111354635489">harpofglory</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://geekongirl.tumblr.com/post/111339521959">geekongirl</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ladytimelordandgingerbreadhouses.tumblr.com/post/111334783986">ladytimelordandgingerbreadhouses</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://christ-be-all-around-me.tumblr.com/post/111332846352">christ-be-all-around-me</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fantastic-nonsense.tumblr.com/post/111253997450">fantastic-nonsense</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://voiceactresskurutta.tumblr.com/post/111232008128">voiceactresskurutta</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://meangreanhare.tumblr.com/post/111230455633">meangreanhare</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://slagarthefox.tumblr.com/post/111228824272">slagarthefox</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://shroom1up.tumblr.com/post/111226582908">shroom1up</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nashscribblings.tumblr.com/post/111225214753">nashscribblings</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://velocirawesome.tumblr.com/post/111216745100">velocirawesome</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Seriously.</p> </blockquote> <p>Let’s see … one is a book that endorses rape and violence against women.<br/><br/>The other is 50 Shades.<br/><br/></p> </blockquote> <p>are you defending 50 shades?</p> </blockquote> <p>And here we have people that have never read a bible</p> <p>Ephesians 5:33 “However, <b>each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself</b>, and the wife must respect her husband. “ <br/></p> <p>Colossians 3:18-19 “Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.<b> Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them</b>.” <br/></p> <p>Ephesians 5:22-25 “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. <b>Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” </b><br/></p> <p>That last one is a little iffy on the submitting part, but aside from that I’m see a whole lot of the lord telling men to respect their wives(and that last one implies being willing to give his life for her)</p> </blockquote> <p>A lot of what it says about women is also contextual with the times.  The church actually brought a lot more gender equality, but at the same time they had to deal with the fact that the repressed lives many women lived made them dependent, and unqualified for leadership positions.</p> </blockquote> <p>There are so many freakin’ powerful women in the Bible too. If you think the Bible is against women then you’re not reading the right book. Ruth refused to abandon her mother-in-law and saved her family line. Rebekah’s cleverness helped Jacob win the better blessing from his father - she orchestrated everything. Freakin’ Rachel stole from her father’s house and got away with it (even though Jacob swore that whoever stole from Laban would be killed) because she freaking just sat on top of everything and was like “oh I’m on my period” so Laban didn’t make her get up and he never found the goods. Rahab’s (who wasn’t even a woman of God) kindness in allowing Joshua’s spies to escape (i.e. live) helped the Israelites conquer Jericho. And don’t even get me started on Esther. She saved <i>all </i>her people, basically reformed the government, and got away with straight-up breaking one of the king’s laws with no consequences. </p> <p>And these are just a few examples. God could’ve chosen to just plant Jesus on earth without being physically born - but he brought his son into the world through a woman whom he deemed holy enough to have the honor. The Bible is full of fantastic ladies - the poor and the royal alike! Are there women who make mistakes? Sure. But there’s plenty of men too. One of the key themes the Bible puts forth is that all people, regardless of gender, class, nationality, whatever, have the capacity in them for both good and evil, success and failure, independence and submission. (Also submission is not inherently a bad thing, our culture just puts a negative spin on it.) So yeah, no, the accusations you hear about women in the Bible are completely false. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Oh thank god I was about to go DOWN on this post and then you guys did it for me. Bless. </p> <p>Let’s just reel off a couple of names for people, just for fun. Bathsheba’s a fun one to bring up with anyone. Delilah, of Samson fame? Jezebel, literally called “the ruthless queen?” Judith? Miriam, the sister of Moses? For that matter, Tzipporah? And bringing in the Judges for a sec: Deborah anyone?</p> <p>Also, let’s not forget the freaking BAMF that is Queen Esther. Ugh she’s great (and she’s got an entire book of the Bible all to herself). </p> </blockquote> <p>The bible definitely never condones abuse…. Like ever. Jesus commands us to love, so we must love!</p> </blockquote> <p>PREACH IT THE WHOLE LOT OF YOU YOU GO</p> </blockquote> <p>Y’all forgot Jael (the chick who killed the evil king with a tent stake), Lydia (the extremely influential merchat woman), and those three sisters in Leviticus who were like, “bruh, we ain’t got no man round the house, so y’all gotta give us some land of our own.”</p> </blockquote> <p>YAAASSSSSS!</p> </blockquote> <p>Lesson #1 of talking about the bible: READ IT BEFORE YOU BASH IT</p> </blockquote> <p>This post is shitty, but its comments are brilliant.</p> <p>Lesson #1.5 of the Bible- know the context. </p> </blockquote> <p>I&rsquo;m sorry, did one of those early commenters seriously just say the Bible encourages more abuse than 50 shades?</p>: Followin Jewish Red @OhNoShe Twitnt Honestly neither. Women had it pretty shitty in both of those Which book would you rather guide your daughter's life choices? Fifty Shades of Grey HOLY BIBLE E L James New York Tmes Bestseller RETWWEETS FAMORITES 616 828 <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ronswansonismyfather.tumblr.com/post/129101220034">ronswansonismyfather</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nophunintendid.tumblr.com/post/129101043614">nophunintendid</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://harpofglory.tumblr.com/post/111354635489">harpofglory</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://geekongirl.tumblr.com/post/111339521959">geekongirl</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ladytimelordandgingerbreadhouses.tumblr.com/post/111334783986">ladytimelordandgingerbreadhouses</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://christ-be-all-around-me.tumblr.com/post/111332846352">christ-be-all-around-me</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fantastic-nonsense.tumblr.com/post/111253997450">fantastic-nonsense</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://voiceactresskurutta.tumblr.com/post/111232008128">voiceactresskurutta</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://meangreanhare.tumblr.com/post/111230455633">meangreanhare</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://slagarthefox.tumblr.com/post/111228824272">slagarthefox</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://shroom1up.tumblr.com/post/111226582908">shroom1up</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nashscribblings.tumblr.com/post/111225214753">nashscribblings</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://velocirawesome.tumblr.com/post/111216745100">velocirawesome</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Seriously.</p> </blockquote> <p>Let’s see … one is a book that endorses rape and violence against women.<br/><br/>The other is 50 Shades.<br/><br/></p> </blockquote> <p>are you defending 50 shades?</p> </blockquote> <p>And here we have people that have never read a bible</p> <p>Ephesians 5:33 “However, <b>each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself</b>, and the wife must respect her husband. “ <br/></p> <p>Colossians 3:18-19 “Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.<b> Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them</b>.” <br/></p> <p>Ephesians 5:22-25 “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. <b>Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” </b><br/></p> <p>That last one is a little iffy on the submitting part, but aside from that I’m see a whole lot of the lord telling men to respect their wives(and that last one implies being willing to give his life for her)</p> </blockquote> <p>A lot of what it says about women is also contextual with the times.  The church actually brought a lot more gender equality, but at the same time they had to deal with the fact that the repressed lives many women lived made them dependent, and unqualified for leadership positions.</p> </blockquote> <p>There are so many freakin’ powerful women in the Bible too. If you think the Bible is against women then you’re not reading the right book. Ruth refused to abandon her mother-in-law and saved her family line. Rebekah’s cleverness helped Jacob win the better blessing from his father - she orchestrated everything. Freakin’ Rachel stole from her father’s house and got away with it (even though Jacob swore that whoever stole from Laban would be killed) because she freaking just sat on top of everything and was like “oh I’m on my period” so Laban didn’t make her get up and he never found the goods. Rahab’s (who wasn’t even a woman of God) kindness in allowing Joshua’s spies to escape (i.e. live) helped the Israelites conquer Jericho. And don’t even get me started on Esther. She saved <i>all </i>her people, basically reformed the government, and got away with straight-up breaking one of the king’s laws with no consequences. </p> <p>And these are just a few examples. God could’ve chosen to just plant Jesus on earth without being physically born - but he brought his son into the world through a woman whom he deemed holy enough to have the honor. The Bible is full of fantastic ladies - the poor and the royal alike! Are there women who make mistakes? Sure. But there’s plenty of men too. One of the key themes the Bible puts forth is that all people, regardless of gender, class, nationality, whatever, have the capacity in them for both good and evil, success and failure, independence and submission. (Also submission is not inherently a bad thing, our culture just puts a negative spin on it.) So yeah, no, the accusations you hear about women in the Bible are completely false. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Oh thank god I was about to go DOWN on this post and then you guys did it for me. Bless. </p> <p>Let’s just reel off a couple of names for people, just for fun. Bathsheba’s a fun one to bring up with anyone. Delilah, of Samson fame? Jezebel, literally called “the ruthless queen?” Judith? Miriam, the sister of Moses? For that matter, Tzipporah? And bringing in the Judges for a sec: Deborah anyone?</p> <p>Also, let’s not forget the freaking BAMF that is Queen Esther. Ugh she’s great (and she’s got an entire book of the Bible all to herself). </p> </blockquote> <p>The bible definitely never condones abuse…. Like ever. Jesus commands us to love, so we must love!</p> </blockquote> <p>PREACH IT THE WHOLE LOT OF YOU YOU GO</p> </blockquote> <p>Y’all forgot Jael (the chick who killed the evil king with a tent stake), Lydia (the extremely influential merchat woman), and those three sisters in Leviticus who were like, “bruh, we ain’t got no man round the house, so y’all gotta give us some land of our own.”</p> </blockquote> <p>YAAASSSSSS!</p> </blockquote> <p>Lesson #1 of talking about the bible: READ IT BEFORE YOU BASH IT</p> </blockquote> <p>This post is shitty, but its comments are brilliant.</p> <p>Lesson #1.5 of the Bible- know the context. </p> </blockquote> <p>I&rsquo;m sorry, did one of those early commenters seriously just say the Bible encourages more abuse than 50 shades?</p>
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<p><a href="http://hope-deferred-inc.tumblr.com/post/119808056371/proudblackconservative-one-time-my-best" class="tumblr_blog">hope-deferred-inc</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/119794136154/one-time-my-best-friends-parents-asked-her-to-ask">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>One time my best friend’s parents asked her to ask me if I was alright because I playfully quoted some owl city lyrics and they were afraid I was suicidal…</p></blockquote> <p>How in the world would people think that with Owl City lyrics? Have they actually listened to 98% of his music?<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Heheh I don&rsquo;t think they had. I just put the lyrics from &ldquo;plant life&rdquo; on my status &ldquo;I wish plant life would grow all around me so I won&rsquo;t feel dead anymore&rdquo;. I guess if you don&rsquo;t have context that could be a bit alarming lol</p>: YOU'RE POSTING A LOT OF SONG LYRICS AND WE'RE ALL WORRIED ABOUT YOU. <p><a href="http://hope-deferred-inc.tumblr.com/post/119808056371/proudblackconservative-one-time-my-best" class="tumblr_blog">hope-deferred-inc</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/119794136154/one-time-my-best-friends-parents-asked-her-to-ask">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>One time my best friend’s parents asked her to ask me if I was alright because I playfully quoted some owl city lyrics and they were afraid I was suicidal…</p></blockquote> <p>How in the world would people think that with Owl City lyrics? Have they actually listened to 98% of his music?<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Heheh I don&rsquo;t think they had. I just put the lyrics from &ldquo;plant life&rdquo; on my status &ldquo;I wish plant life would grow all around me so I won&rsquo;t feel dead anymore&rdquo;. I guess if you don&rsquo;t have context that could be a bit alarming lol</p>

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