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10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet

conservationbiologist:

(via Project Aware)

1. Be a Buoyancy Expert
Underwater plants and animals are more fragile than they appear. The swipe of a fin, bump of your camera or even a touch can destroy decades of coral growth, damage a plant or harm an animal. Streamline your scuba and photo gear, keep your dive…

paintedparade:

friendly reminder: Ellen Page didn’t come out as “queer”. She came out as gay.

also friendly reminder: Chelsea Manning never came out as a “trans woman”.  She came out as a woman.

I could also do without the coy, twee ways supposed progressive and/or supposed “queer” people often refer to anything LGBT, designed to smugly draw attention to the LGBT bit. It reminds me of “it’s not just a relationship - it’s a Marks and Spencers relationship”.

It’s all fetishisation, not acceptance - one blink away from outright homophobia.

"May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks." 

(Source: thorinds)

Since they drift where the currents carry them, with no power or will to oppose that of the sea, this strange community of creatures and the marine plants that sustain them are called ‘plankton,’ a word derived from the Greek, meaning ‘wandering.’

differenceetrepetition:

Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us

iheartcrows:

Mr. Know-It-All: If You Start Feeding a Crow, Will It Become Dependent on You? | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

These are shrewd and resilient birds, in other words. And they have fetching personalities. (Remember that viral video of a Russian crow sledding gleefully down a frosty sloped roof on a jar lid? I’d hang out with that crow!) What I’m saying is, you and this crow are in a relationship. What you’re asking for, essentially, is relationship advice.
Will the crow be let down if you stop feeding it? Without a doubt. Breaking up is hard to do. Still, after running your predicament by Marzluff, the idea that the crow is “dependent” on you seems a little self-important. “The crow is certainly working the person,” Marzluff said. “It will find another meal.”
See, the crow has seduced you into a much more psychologically complicated relationship than you thought.

iheartcrows:

Mr. Know-It-All: If You Start Feeding a Crow, Will It Become Dependent on You? | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

These are shrewd and resilient birds, in other words. And they have fetching personalities. (Remember that viral video of a Russian crow sledding gleefully down a frosty sloped roof on a jar lid? I’d hang out with that crow!) What I’m saying is, you and this crow are in a relationship. What you’re asking for, essentially, is relationship advice.

Will the crow be let down if you stop feeding it? Without a doubt. Breaking up is hard to do. Still, after running your predicament by Marzluff, the idea that the crow is “dependent” on you seems a little self-important. “The crow is certainly working the person,” Marzluff said. “It will find another meal.”

See, the crow has seduced you into a much more psychologically complicated relationship than you thought.

shadowbirdsitu:

Got your bill by Canislupuscorax

shadowbirdsitu:

Got your bill by Canislupuscorax

I just held an Unexpected Party for my girlfriend.

20 of our friends arrived in twos and threes all dressed as dwarves - the first pair carried a scroll from Thorin Oakenshield explaining that they had been sent to celebrate my partner’s birthday - then I arrived in a Gandalf costume with a birthday cake.

I had been panicking about this on and off for three weeks, and it went great. Tumblr user koffiekopje was thrilled. I have excellent friends.

So we’ve all seen the internet’s feelings about Flappy Bird, that guy who committed fratricide over Flappy Bird &c

My girlfriend*’s reaction to Flappy Bird was… not usual.

(Overjoyed giggling) “Oh, little bird. You’ve forgotten how to fly. I understand, little bird. I fail often too.” (Overjoyed giggling) “Oh no, little bird. Ooooh nooo.” (Overjoyed giggling) “We’re all you, little bird.” (Happy shrieking)

*it seems I probably have two girlfriends now. I don’t really want to call myself poly any more because of all the problems with the poly community. Anyway, they are easily distinguished here as my other girlfriend would react to Flappy Bird like a normal human person.

It is all very well, in these changing times, to adapt one’s work to take in duties not traditionally within one’s realm; but bantering is of another dimension altogether. For one thing, how would one know for sure that at any given moment a response of the bantering sort is truly what is expected? One need hardly dwell on the catastrophic possibility of uttering a bantering remark only to discover it wholly inappropriate.

- The Remains Of The Day, Kazuo Ishiguro

Feb 8

vixyish:

Solemn harbingers of death, ladies and gentlement.

(Source: mortem-et-necromantia)