Art blog of an insane culinary student.

I have a wide range of interests; everything from food, animals, movies and general geekiness. You have been warned!

 

To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirmatively prove their mental fitness), which you’ll file with the police. Finally, pass a rigorous background check for any criminal record or association with criminal or extremist groups, and you will be the proud new owner of your shotgun or air rifle. Just don’t forget to provide police with documentation on the specific location of the gun in your home, as well as the ammo, both of which must be locked and stored separately. And remember to have the police inspect the gun once per year and to re-take the class and exam every three years.

A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths (via buttension)

see, that’s gun control
you don’t take away a person’s right to bear arms
you take away a person’s ability to abuse their arms
i mean it’s high maintenance but i really think it’d be worth it if it saves lives  

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wingleader:

kisskicker:

nambroth:

Last night I found the "Fursona Generator" thanks to some Tumblr friends. I clicked through a few times and was laughing with tears streaming down my face.

My sense of humor is a bit warped.
Here are a few of the ones I got right away. Just super quick sketches— I needed to do something fun. I need to go back and hit it again for more inspiration later on.

nam i love you so much

The dolphin tho

primalooze:

a piece of advice from somebody’s who’s been through this a few times already: if somebody gives you a bad vibe trust your gut

thesoftghetto:

Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.

eskiworks:

lauragarabedian:

"Living Leaves"Ever hear that rustling behind you in the forest? When there wasn’t wind there to make it… Feel the brush of breath, when the air is still? 
Watercolor painting 9”x12” Original for salePrints/magnets/mugs/stickers available
© 2014 Laura Garabedian

I am so seriously in love with this painting!

eskiworks:

lauragarabedian:

"Living Leaves"
Ever hear that rustling behind you in the forest? When there wasn’t wind there to make it… Feel the brush of breath, when the air is still? 

Watercolor painting 9”x12” 
Original for sale
Prints/magnets/mugs/stickers available

© 2014 Laura Garabedian

I am so seriously in love with this painting!

overdoseattack:

neither-blue-nor-green:

xxsilvertonguespiritxx:

itsstuckyinmyhead:

Odd Romeo and Juliet Tumblr Posts

Why hasn’t this got more notes…? It’s fucking hilarious………or maybe I find it so funny because I have a weird sense of humour…hmmm, lol :)

I love this

Very Tybalt. Much Stab. What do? 

This is perfection.

Anonymous asked
I don't think reptiles are meant to be pets. They are wild animals and dont provide the same levels that dogs and cats do. Can you use a snake as a therapy amimal? No.

followthebluebell:

i-m-obnoxious:

pedestrianwolf:

reptiliaherps:

Okay. So I can almost guarantee that you wouldn’t say this about someone’s cute little aquatic turtle or someone’s fish or a tree frog. I’m willing to bet any amount of money that this comes from bias towards snakes because of your ignorant misconceptions. It’s okay to not understand an animal or be afraid of it. It’s not okay to tell me that I’m less deserving of my animals because of your personal issues with them.

As far as them being therapy animals goes, I can and will say that the most calming thing I have the ability to do at home is sit down with olly on my stomach or my lap and run my hands gently down him, which he doesn’t mind at all. My snakes have the ability to let me de-compress in only a few minutes when I’m stressed just by letting me touch them.

People find their own personal therapy jn different ways. Some people do best with therapy dogs and whatnot, some people use sensory objects, some people go on walks, I handle my snakes.

Thanks though.

To add to this, I have TERRIBLE anxiety and the calming effects handling snakes provides me with are what prevents me from having to take anti-anxiety medication. They can be fantastic therapy animals.

Agreed. If I’m near a panic attack taking out any of my snakes sends it away almost immediately. 

Reptiles can make incredible therapy animals, especially for people with allergies to fur. I’ve brought Ngarehu with me to my Mom’s hospice and the residents there were active and interested in learning more about him. He was able to make connections to people who weren’t able to connect to an active and bouncy puppy.

Personally, I find him very soothing to handle as well. In public, when I feel like I’m on the brink of an anxiety attack, I can put my hand on him and remind myself why I’m outside. He’s the best emotional support animal I could have asked for. This is perfect for me since most anti-anxiety meds just put me to sleep.

Reptiles don’t experience emotions like us, but that’s ok. Sometimes it’s really nice to just slow down and pat a lizard or a snake.

shedskinbelight:

after they bury Michael Brown today

let us remember that the fight for justice is not over

please do not forget Ferguson

please keep Michael Brown on your mind, his family and friends in your hearts, and the city of Ferguson in your prayers

let us continue to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters fighting for justice & peace

manhatingbabyeater:

atomic-glitter:

fandomsandfeminism:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

It’s a tense night in Ferguson, but luckily no outbreak of violence. 

This is still going on. Do not forget

Don’t let the media make you think this is over. Those last few tweets are from today!

These are dated August 24, 2014