There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?”
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human.
Therapy animals save lives.
These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury.
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!
i want to take a moment to talk about the movie ‘khumba' because i just noticed its been added to netflix
EVERYONE NEEDS TO CHECK OUT THIS MOVIE!! i watched it a few months ago and i loved it, here’s the synopsis
Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo
some cool stuff about this movie
- the studio behind this movie is triggerfish animation, based in cape town south africa. it’s a pretty new studio, they did that movie ‘adventures in zambezia’ in 2012 (the one with the birds) i think it’s awesome to see a movie made in the same place it’s set
- it’s BEAUTIFULLY animated and the art direction is pretty good too especially considering it wasn’t made by any big name studios. the character designs are more interesting and varied than a lot of cgi animated stuff disney has put out i’ll say that
- the movie was inspired by and dedicated to the quagga project, which was an effort to save the quagga (which looks kinda like a half striped zebra) from extinction
the cast is really impressive for a 20 million budget movie too btw
CHECK KHUMBA OUT ON NETFLIX!!! REALLY WORTH A WATCH
OMG LOOK AT THE SECOND PICTURE
HE’S STANDING IN THE SHADOWS SO IT LOOKS LIKE HE HAS STRIPES ON HIS BUTT
THAT’S REALLY ADORABLE AND KIND OF SAD HHH
And is that a fucking African Wild Dog in the first? Omg they’re like the coolest canine ever I’m gonna watch this it looks hella cute
as someone who works in animation I am both confused and mortified that I haven’t heard of this before now
They’re as different as night and day.
Done for this month’s let’s draw Sherlock challenge.
Ever since the Night Vale Crossover for these two, I’ve been wondering about them doing their own radio shows, and I’ve developed a little smidgen of a head canon that they both work at the same radio station but barely get to see each other since John would work the morning/afternoon airwaves, and Sherlock would do the evenings/early morning shift. The only time they’d see each other would be in passing.
I wanted the artwork to somehow reflect the times of day they work without showing any light to hint at, so I decided to try something different art-wise with this challenge and played around with colors.
i imagine severus snape going to the afterlife and seeing lily for the first time and he’s all happy but then lily starts repeatedly kicking snape in the shins and screeching “how dare you treat my son that way" and that’s basically their relationship for all eternity
*starts a fire in my kitchen*
*starts fire in my bedroom*
Omfg. Um. Hello there.
*Starts a fire in my pants!!!*
*gets trapped in lift*
The best part is that there’s a fairly decent chance, given the background of the photo (dry wilderness and scrub brush) that the firefighter in this picture is a Hotshot—
And Hotshots, along with Smoke-Jumpers, are sort of like… Okay. If firefighters are rockstars, Hot-Shots are Queen and Smoke-Jumpers are whatever Tony Stark uses to rev himself up for badassery.
Hotshots are elite firefighters who train extensively and are inserted into high-risk terrain in order to fight the fire on the ground.
In layman’s terms—if there’s a forest fire threatening your house, the hotshots are the dudes digging the fire trenches while whirling beams of fire snap give feet from them.
And then, then, there’s the Smoke-Jumpers. As their name implies, they jump smoke.
In layman’s terms—the fires the hotshots can’t reach by land? Those crazy fuckera PARACHUTE into forest fires.
Because jumping out of a plane isn’t scary enough, they do it in near-zero visibility, through scorching smoke, with the risk that the thermals and currents could blow them right into a burning tree, to pick a landing spot so they can then be in remote backwoods wilderness with minimal hope of rescue if something goes tits up.
So yeah. If this lady’s an urban firefighter she’s a huge badass. But if my guess is right and she’s a more elite unit, then I want to have her gay babies like, yesterday.
The Magic Begins
↳ a scene you really wanted to be in the movies, but wasn’t: fleur’s speech after bill gets attacked by greyback at the end of hbp
#FLEUR DELACOUR ASSHOLES #BEAUXBATONS CHAMPION #OoTB MEMBER#MOVED TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY SO THAT SHE COULD BE WITH HER HALF WEREWOLF HUSBAND#ENGLISH WASN’T EVEN HER FIRST LANGUAGE#BUT SHE SPOKE IT CONFIDENTLY DESPITE THE SNEERING AND MOCKING#HAD TO FIGHT AGAINST THE PREJUDICES OF HER HUSBAND’S FAMILY
That first pic. I like it. Immensely.
Inspired by X
Yeeeees it’s happening!
I love how the Internet can take a weird idea, proclaim that it’s unassailably true, and then rapidly actualize that truth.
ARTICLE IN THIS WEEK’S ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY FEATURING MARTIN FREEMAN
This is such a great example of how you really can’t assume that you know celebrities based on what you read about them, because articles never really tell the truth.
This one makes it sound like he’s a rageball angry at anybody who presumes he might be a nice, polite sort of person. Other ones make it sound like he’s a ball of cuddly fluffiness. Other ones yet make it sound like his primary characteristic is being an escapee from the mod 1960s. Concepts that continuously crop up include “ferociously intelligent,” “vulgar to the point of it being on autopilot,” and “outrageously witty and funny.”
And by all accounts, he is a polite, generous, down-to-earth and appreciative person when approached courteously by fans.
It bugs me both that fans make assumptions about their favorite celebrities based on material they should know is unreliable because it’s profit-driven, and that these articles get written this way in the first place, flattening the complexity of a real human being down into some kind of artificial bite-sized chunks. People aren’t consumer items.