September232014

strangebiology:

Polydactyl cats have extra toes, sometimes like thumbs. They are sometimes called Hemingway cats (among other things) because Hemingway had several. The cat with the most toes ever had 27 total.

What’s especially neat about these cats pictured here is that every one of them is up for adoption.

"Hobgoblin" in Minot, MD
"Thumbellina" in Wyandotte, MI
Kittens in Sacramento, CA 
Kittens
in Los Angeles, CA
"Toes" in Temple, PA
"Toes" in Buffalo, NY (yes, same name, different cat)
"Cameo" in Fayetteville, GA
"Sweet Pea" in Hudson, NY

If there isn’t one listed here in your area (or if there is) and you are interested in a polydactyl cat (or any pet), please check Petfinder.com or your local shelter or rescue ASAP. If you have the resources for a pet, a new good friend is waiting for you at this very moment to be rescued.

They call them ‘double-pawed’ cats around here. That might be a local name.

(via arse-moriendi)

September222014

lacartetreizieme:

hazelhaegtesse:

lustik:

The artwork of Meredith Woolnough via Instagram.

Artists on tumblr

Lustiktwitter | pinterest | etsy

HOMG

I… used to do stuff like this. I forgot.

Before my instructor ran off with my entire portfolio and all my notes and I lost access to my semi-industrial cast aluminium Singer baby

No forgetting, it’s yours! Reclaim it and fuck that asshole

September212014

gothiccharmschool:

kellylugosisdead:

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Original)

Undead, undead, undead

(The music of my people, listen to it now.)

Oh no no no he’s outside looking in

7PM
tmbgareok:

My work space. Lulu record for inspiration. Herringbone statement rug. Old old gear.

And a cat drawing!

tmbgareok:

My work space. Lulu record for inspiration. Herringbone statement rug. Old old gear.

And a cat drawing!

7PM
virtual-artifacts:

Mayuri (peacock), 19th century India 
Wood, parchment, metal, feathers;
L. 44 in. (112 cm) The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.163)
Popular at nineteenth-century Indian courts, this bowed lute borrows features of other Indian stringed instruments, such as the body shape of the sarangi and the frets and neck of the sitar. There are four melody strings and fifteen sympathetic strings, which sound when the instrument is played to accompany popular religious song. The peacock is the vehicle of Sarasvati, the goddess of music, and it appears in Indian poetry as a metaphor for courtship.

so much gorgeousness today!

virtual-artifacts:

Mayuri (peacock), 19th century India

Wood, parchment, metal, feathers;

L. 44 in. (112 cm) The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.163)

Popular at nineteenth-century Indian courts, this bowed lute borrows features of other Indian stringed instruments, such as the body shape of the sarangi and the frets and neck of the sitar. There are four melody strings and fifteen sympathetic strings, which sound when the instrument is played to accompany popular religious song. The peacock is the vehicle of Sarasvati, the goddess of music, and it appears in Indian poetry as a metaphor for courtship.

so much gorgeousness today!

(via arse-moriendi)

6PM
6PM
historia-polski:

Child’s coat, 1930s, off-white and blue wool felt with multicolored silk embroidery, Poland.
Philadelphia Museum of Art


This is so beautiful!

historia-polski:

Child’s coat, 1930s, off-white and blue wool felt with multicolored silk embroidery, Poland.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

This is so beautiful!

(via arse-moriendi)

September202014
vgjunk:

Kat’s Run, Super Famicom.

That dark grey convertible is driving on the wrong side of the road

vgjunk:

Kat’s Run, Super Famicom.

That dark grey convertible is driving on the wrong side of the road

(via arse-moriendi)

September182014
yep that’s my sweetie boo boo all right

yep that’s my sweetie boo boo all right

(Source: selfcallednowhere)

September162014

sayamis:

This was a project of drawing old paintings into my style. From top is Anne Boleyn, Princess Albert de Broglie, Portrait of the princess of Este and Queen Elizabeth I at her coronation.

Had so much fun with these. 

Colored pencils on paper.

That Ingres sure gets around!

(via fairytalemood)

4AM

princessashwie:

mildrevolution:

Greek/Roman Inspired Clothing:  2nd dress by Hana Touma, 3rd dress on ebay, 4th dress found here, 5th dress by Madame Gres ,6th dress by Kaufman Franco  , 7th dress by J.Mendel, 8th dress by Madame Gres, 9th dress by Jean Desses, 10th dress by Marchesa, 11th dress by 33Jewls, 12th (last) dress by Samuelle Couture

I need these. All of them!

hnnnnngh

(via arse-moriendi)

3AM
mythologyofblue:

Fernand Khnopff, ”The Abandoned City” at Woensdagmarkt Square in Bruges, Belgium, 1904 + (via nickkahler)


oh Knnopff hnnnnggggghhhhhh

mythologyofblue:

Fernand Khnopff, ”The Abandoned City” at Woensdagmarkt Square in Bruges, Belgium, 1904 + (via nickkahler)

oh Knnopff hnnnnggggghhhhhh

(via arse-moriendi)

3AM

I have been drawing ALL THE ELVES HOMG

Finwë

Indis

Míriel

Fëanor

Findis

Fingolfin

Lalwendë/Írien/Írimë

Finarfin

even Faniel, if she existed

and Mahtan

Nerdanel

Anairë

Ingwë

and Olwë

and I think that’s all of them so far

September152014

captain-ameribun said: The trouble with trying to rescue people from an emotional abuser is that people are generally good and believe others have good intentions. And that's how the abuser worms their way in at first. After that, they close off avenues of escape by insuring someone's not going to break away easily. After that it's nearly impossible to get them to listen to you, no matter what kind of evidence you have. (continued)

captain-ameribun:

hazelhaegtesse:

delwynmarch:

theteablogger:

(2/3) You can gather up all the evidence in the world. You can have logs and screenshots and links and even voice chat and videos of an abuser being a complete d-bag and the abuser’s current target is still not going to listen to you. All you can do at that point is wait for the inevitable explosion, or until they are ready to go. Anything before then will just give the abuser more power to isolate their victim. (continued)

(3/3) The abuser will say ‘I don’t get it, why are they persecuting me? Is this the kind of person you want to hang around with?’ And has the possibility of the abuser further isolating their target by convincing them YOU are the problem. (The Us vs Them dynamic you mentioned.) So the only thing to do in this instance, sadly, is to sit back and wait. And be there to help her dust off when things inevitably explode as they always do.

(Posted with permission.)

These are some excellent insights into the dynamics of emotionally abusive relationships.

I know all that, but… But…

But Abbey has PTSD.

Diamond has PTSD.

Brittany is dead.

I have PTSD from my own NPD abuse.

My sister has PTSD from it too.

So even though I *know* there’s nothing we can do, it still makes me hurt deep inside to watch someone walk down a road that will, *without a doubt*, end in them developing PTSD and/or dying (by someone else’s hand, or even more likely, their own).

It’s just NUTS to be stuck in such a situation, when everybody and their half-blind grandmother can clearly see that Andy is still the exact same horrifying abuser he’s always been!

And you can’t just sit there and do nothing. At any rate, there are people who aren’t in it too deep who will benefit from being warned, even if there’s not much people can do one someone is inside the abusive relationship.

I hope this original ask isn’t implying that since there’s little anyone can do once someone’s in an abusive relationship that people should stop blowing the whistle on abusers. It sounds like it’s in good faith, and I am assuming it is, but I’ve seen all kinds of strategies lately giving reasons why people should just leave abusers alone and stop calling them out, which only benefits abusers. So it’s not going to happen. Not from me at least.

No, I’m not suggesting people shouldn’t do anything.  I’m just explaining why people refuse to listen no matter how much evidence you show them.  And that after you state your case, if they still refuse to hear you, there probably isn’t much you really can do except be there when there’s an inevitable fallout.

Nor am I saying you shouldn’t blow the whistle, loud and clear, about what kind of abuser Andy is.  (And others who are like him.)

No, no, I get that, and I didn’t realize where the original ask came from when it crossed my dashboard because tumblr can be confusing like that. I think I reacted in that way because in the Melissa McEwan calling-out community (she’s an abusive feminist, and there are some call-out blogs for her just like for this Andy Blake asshole) we’ve been getting a lot of shall we say concern trolling about how we should all leave her alone and I can just imagine someone using the argument that it’s not doing her current followers any good so why bother? For the record I totally agree with you; I’m probably just a little hyper paranoid right now. :)

11PM

captain-ameribun said: The trouble with trying to rescue people from an emotional abuser is that people are generally good and believe others have good intentions. And that's how the abuser worms their way in at first. After that, they close off avenues of escape by insuring someone's not going to break away easily. After that it's nearly impossible to get them to listen to you, no matter what kind of evidence you have. (continued)

delwynmarch:

hazelhaegtesse:

delwynmarch:

theteablogger:

(2/3) You can gather up all the evidence in the world. You can have logs and screenshots and links and even voice chat and videos of an abuser being a complete d-bag and the abuser’s current target is still not going to listen to you. All you can do at that point is wait for the inevitable explosion, or until they are ready to go. Anything before then will just give the abuser more power to isolate their victim. (continued)

(3/3) The abuser will say ‘I don’t get it, why are they persecuting me? Is this the kind of person you want to hang around with?’ And has the possibility of the abuser further isolating their target by convincing them YOU are the problem. (The Us vs Them dynamic you mentioned.) So the only thing to do in this instance, sadly, is to sit back and wait. And be there to help her dust off when things inevitably explode as they always do.

(Posted with permission.)

These are some excellent insights into the dynamics of emotionally abusive relationships.

I know all that, but… But…

But Abbey has PTSD.

Diamond has PTSD.

Brittany is dead.

I have PTSD from my own NPD abuse.

My sister has PTSD from it too.

So even though I *know* there’s nothing we can do, it still makes me hurt deep inside to watch someone walk down a road that will, *without a doubt*, end in them developing PTSD and/or dying (by someone else’s hand, or even more likely, their own).

It’s just NUTS to be stuck in such a situation, when everybody and their half-blind grandmother can clearly see that Andy is still the exact same horrifying abuser he’s always been!

And you can’t just sit there and do nothing. At any rate, there are people who aren’t in it too deep who will benefit from being warned, even if there’s not much people can do one someone is inside the abusive relationship.

I hope this original ask isn’t implying that since there’s little anyone can do once someone’s in an abusive relationship that people should stop blowing the whistle on abusers. It sounds like it’s in good faith, and I am assuming it is, but I’ve seen all kinds of strategies lately giving reasons why people should just leave abusers alone and stop calling them out, which only benefits abusers. So it’s not going to happen. Not from me at least.

Who? Captain Ameribun? Ha, no, don’t worry :) ! She’s a huge supporter of the various Andy awareness blogs, and she would never ever suggest that any of us should stop (except for our own health, if that issue should come up). You have to take her comments in the context of the discouragement we all felt regarding one of Andy’s victims obviously being “un-rescuable” by now. I read her comments more as, “This was already out of your hands a while ago, guys, don’t beat yourself over it,” if you see what I mean?

Oh okay. It’s tricky to see who the original ask is from because tumblr sometimes so I wasn’t sure, but yes I am aware that captain-ameribun is Good People.

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