TANNER COUCHTIME

I was supposed to go to the health centre and get registered with a GP today, but more and more lately I’m finding that I am afraid, whenever I’m not actively distracting myself with something.

When I lie down and try to sleep, I am afraid. 

When I wake up again in the morning, I am afraid.

Every noise frightens me because I’m constantly on edge, and the most frustrating thing is that I’m not even afraid of anything in particular. It just seems to be a constant, general fear that grips me every time I’m left without anything much to occupy me. I hate it, because it means that on days when I’m meant to do things, all I can do is lie under my sheets and hide and try to will that fear away. Before I know it, it’s the afternoon and it’s too late to do the things I wanted to do.

A wonderful new development is the little voice that starts peeping in my head after I’ve been lying awake for a couple of hours at night, exhausted but completely unable to fall asleep, asking how do I fall asleep? 

How do I sleep? What do I have to do to make sleep happen? Have I forgotten how to sleep? I’ve forgotten how to sleep. I don’t know how to go to sleep.

I do not sleep much anymore.

The decorating vouchers didn’t arrive again today. I don’t think they’ll come tomorrow, either. In the meantime, I’m still living in a concrete box with a tarp on the floor. There’s no sign of a cooker yet, either. The microwave risotto is making me sick. I have nothing else to eat and I am very tired.

My mother’s coming over tomorrow. I don’t really know why. I think she wants us to do more in the garden. She’s going to be angry that I haven’t sanded all of the skirting boards yet but my fingers are so sore and tattered from the sandpaper already. I just want this to be over so I can go back to doing nothing and trying to soothe myself so I don’t have to be afraid all the time. 

I hope I sleep tonight.

Goodnight, internet.

(Source: drtanner)

ponett:

honestly it’s kind of incredible that gamergate just continues to get stupider and stupider. i didn’t think that was possible

moot FINALLY stepped in and now gamergate threads are not allowed on 4chan anymore, because coordinating raids and doxxing and whatnot are against the rules and said rules are finally being enforced. so, naturally, these shitheads are mad at moot, and they’re taking it out on…surprise surprise, not moot himself, but rather the nearest woman!! they’re attacking moot’s girlfriend, specifically, because she works at gawker, the parent company of kotaku, so obviously that means she must have brainwashed poor moot into being “an sjw”

but this is totally about ethics in game journalism, right

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FLIGHT RISING SORT-OF FLASH SALE TIME. ALL NAMED ADULTS ARE GOING TO BE EXALTED IN ~24 HOURS.

"But Tanner!" you cry. "That’s almost all of the dragons on the sixth page of your lair, plus a bunch at the bottom of the fifth! That’s fifteen whole dragons!" 

That’s right! Fifteen whole dragons, plus those iri/circuit noodles who’ll be grown tomorrow, too. I’m sick of looking at them and if they don’t find homes tonight or tomorrow, they’re all going straight to Plaguemomma. It’s getting towards the Coatl/Wildclaw/Imp end of the month again and I need space for actually good dragons. The guttertrash needs to go.

Prices start at 15k. Offers via Crossroads and PM are very welcome, and I’ll happily hold dragons for folks who ask politely.

NOTE: Brolga is level 25, and as such I will not accept less than 65-70k for him. He is untictured, and won’t be listed on the AH until tomorrow. Offers welcomed.

Help me clear out my lair, guys. A lot of these AH listings will be expiring in a few hours, but as a general rule, if a dragon is naked and has no familiar, it is for sale and I will be happy to hear from interested lairs.

Thanks! 

raw-fed-pets:

faofox:

raw-fed-pets:

All dogs share the same basic digestive system despite the range of physical variations (and attitudes) across different breeds. Every dog is designed to eat a raw animal-based diet, from the Chihuahua to the Great Dane. Breed-specific dog food brands are simply a marketing gimmick aimed at playing on the pet owner’s emotions, and their desire to feed their pet the best possible diet.

I don’t think that dogs need an animal-based diet. If done right they can be vegan and not contribute to the murdering of innocent animals. We’ve adapted and domesticated them enough to do so. They’ve evolved to live without meat just like us.

200% incorrect. Vegan diets are carbohydrate-based. Carbohydrates are inflammatory, feed cancer (glucose), contribute to periodontal disease (leading to systemic organ failure, eg heart), cause insulin spikes leading to a multitude of other issues in the long-term (thyroid, liver, diabetes, heart disease) and also cause pancreatic problems due to extreme stress on the pancreas (secreting heavy loads of carb enzymes over a long period of time). The low moisture content coupled with high plant protein may also cause renal failure in the long term. The preservatives used may also be linked to cancer (BHA, BHT etc), and these diets also skew the omega3/6 ratio, causing further inflammation (linked to cancer again). They cause urine alkalinity leading to urinary problems such as crystals, blockages and UTI’s.
Brief into to dog anatomy/physiology:
- Stomach PH: Their highly acidic stomach is designed for eliminating harmful bacteria and breaking down bone into a gel-like substance. Humans have a much more alkaline stomach acid which is why we would struggle to digest raw bone.
-Digestive Enzymes: Higher level of proteases to break down animal protein. High bile load to help push through bacteria.
-Dental Anatomy: Sharp pointed teeth designed for ripping and tearing flesh and bones.Dogs do not chew their food as we do, they are wired to swallow chunks quickly as a basic survival instinct.
-Jaws: Dogs also have strong jaws that physically cannot move sideways (like your own can). This sideways grinding action is a feature that allows pre-digestion of plant material. Again, dogs rip off chunks and swallow them whole.
-Lack of Salivary Amylase: Omnivores have this for pre-digestion of carbohydrates. Dogs and cats do not. The canine pancreas secretes amylase as a backup, however this does not mean they should be fed a high carbohydrate diet every day for a lifetime. Processed food (incl vegan) is 40-70% carbohydrate.
-Lysozyme: Instead of amylase, dogs have lysozyme in their saliva which is an antibacterial. This may be useful for destroying any harmful bacteria in carrion/rotten food/feces, as well as wound cleaning.
-Gut length: The canine gut is short in length which is because flesh must be pushed through quickly. It does not need to sit and ferment, as this could allow bacteria to multiply to harmful levels. Note that plant eating animals have a long digestive tract and even multiple stomach chambers in order for plant material to be slowly broken down by the necessary enzymes.
-Nutrient profiles. Dogs have 0% biological requirement for carbohydrates. They gain every single essential nutrient from a prey based diet such as Whole Prey/Prey Model. Vegan diets are full of processed lab-made vitamins and minerals. Many vitamin pre-mixes are made in china and shipped to the country of manufacture.
All in all, dogs will survive on a high carbohydrate diet but it will cause systemic effects eventually. Similar to smoking, a junk food diet affects every dog differently and some may be affected more severely than others, and in different time spans. You can also expect high vet fees in the form of dental cleanings, dental surgeries and various health problem later on in life.
It is not recommended that you feed your pet the equivalent of a big mac for the entirety of its life. This is essentially what kibble and vegan diets are. Evolution has changed the appearance and even the behaviour of your dog, but their digestive system is still geared towards meat. Basically, you are paying money to have a company slowly kill your pet from the inside out. 
0/10, Not Recommended.

If you’re a vegan who wants a vegan pet, get a fucking rabbit or something else that’s built to thrive on a plant-based diet. For fucks sake, don’t get an obligate carnivore as a pet and then try to force your ideology onto it.
That’s called animal abuse, and it’s the opposite of what you should be trying to achieve as a vegan.

raw-fed-pets:

faofox:

raw-fed-pets:

All dogs share the same basic digestive system despite the range of physical variations (and attitudes) across different breeds. Every dog is designed to eat a raw animal-based diet, from the Chihuahua to the Great Dane. Breed-specific dog food brands are simply a marketing gimmick aimed at playing on the pet owner’s emotions, and their desire to feed their pet the best possible diet.

I don’t think that dogs need an animal-based diet. If done right they can be vegan and not contribute to the murdering of innocent animals. We’ve adapted and domesticated them enough to do so. They’ve evolved to live without meat just like us.

200% incorrect. Vegan diets are carbohydrate-based. Carbohydrates are inflammatory, feed cancer (glucose), contribute to periodontal disease (leading to systemic organ failure, eg heart), cause insulin spikes leading to a multitude of other issues in the long-term (thyroid, liver, diabetes, heart disease) and also cause pancreatic problems due to extreme stress on the pancreas (secreting heavy loads of carb enzymes over a long period of time). The low moisture content coupled with high plant protein may also cause renal failure in the long term. The preservatives used may also be linked to cancer (BHA, BHT etc), and these diets also skew the omega3/6 ratio, causing further inflammation (linked to cancer again). They cause urine alkalinity leading to urinary problems such as crystals, blockages and UTI’s.

Brief into to dog anatomy/physiology:

- Stomach PH: Their highly acidic stomach is designed for eliminating harmful bacteria and breaking down bone into a gel-like substance. Humans have a much more alkaline stomach acid which is why we would struggle to digest raw bone.

-Digestive Enzymes: Higher level of proteases to break down animal protein. High bile load to help push through bacteria.

-Dental Anatomy: Sharp pointed teeth designed for ripping and tearing flesh and bones.Dogs do not chew their food as we do, they are wired to swallow chunks quickly as a basic survival instinct.

-Jaws: Dogs also have strong jaws that physically cannot move sideways (like your own can). This sideways grinding action is a feature that allows pre-digestion of plant material. Again, dogs rip off chunks and swallow them whole.

-Lack of Salivary Amylase: Omnivores have this for pre-digestion of carbohydrates. Dogs and cats do not. The canine pancreas secretes amylase as a backup, however this does not mean they should be fed a high carbohydrate diet every day for a lifetime. Processed food (incl vegan) is 40-70% carbohydrate.

-Lysozyme: Instead of amylase, dogs have lysozyme in their saliva which is an antibacterial. This may be useful for destroying any harmful bacteria in carrion/rotten food/feces, as well as wound cleaning.

-Gut length: The canine gut is short in length which is because flesh must be pushed through quickly. It does not need to sit and ferment, as this could allow bacteria to multiply to harmful levels. Note that plant eating animals have a long digestive tract and even multiple stomach chambers in order for plant material to be slowly broken down by the necessary enzymes.

-Nutrient profiles. Dogs have 0% biological requirement for carbohydrates. They gain every single essential nutrient from a prey based diet such as Whole Prey/Prey Model. Vegan diets are full of processed lab-made vitamins and minerals. Many vitamin pre-mixes are made in china and shipped to the country of manufacture.

All in all, dogs will survive on a high carbohydrate diet but it will cause systemic effects eventually. Similar to smoking, a junk food diet affects every dog differently and some may be affected more severely than others, and in different time spans. You can also expect high vet fees in the form of dental cleanings, dental surgeries and various health problem later on in life.

It is not recommended that you feed your pet the equivalent of a big mac for the entirety of its life. This is essentially what kibble and vegan diets are. Evolution has changed the appearance and even the behaviour of your dog, but their digestive system is still geared towards meat. Basically, you are paying money to have a company slowly kill your pet from the inside out.

0/10, Not Recommended.

If you’re a vegan who wants a vegan pet, get a fucking rabbit or something else that’s built to thrive on a plant-based diet. For fucks sake, don’t get an obligate carnivore as a pet and then try to force your ideology onto it.

That’s called animal abuse, and it’s the opposite of what you should be trying to achieve as a vegan.

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ATTENTION ALL FOLLOWERS!! IMPORTANT!! PLEASE READ!!

gallifreyanasgardian:

hetaliagirl96:

Shit’s seriously going down in Scotland, George Square, Glasgow. Smoke bombs and racial abuse being thrown at Yes voters by Unionists. image

I’ve also heard of knife action and unionists actually waiting for the yes voters in order to attack and intimdate them. Insults being thrown around include ‘scottish cunts’, Nazi salutes, the burning of the flag and lots of older, forty year old men threatening to punch young voters, men and women, (around 16 or 17) in the face, as well as verbally abusing them. The atmosphere is toxic. I’ll be posting more photos and updates upon this so spread the word. PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THIS IS HAPPENING. IT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, IN MY OWN COUNTRY, IN MY OWN CITY, IN THE TOWN SQUARE. To those near glasgow and George square, please stay safe. Be sure to take cover in nearby places if you see people coming near who you think may try to harm or intimidate you. Remember, some of these people are armed and are actively looking for a fight. 

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To those who don’t live in Scotland and don’t know this is happening, SPREAD THE WORD. Reblog and make this known because high chances are this will either not be reported on or will be blamed on the Yes voters. Don’t let this hate win. Fore more information, follow these links;

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/glasgows-george-square-turns-ugly-4290576

https://vine.co/v/OWPzrhni0Aj

Buchanan Street is main place where shit’s going down. George Square isn’t quite as bad. Regardless, stay safe, guys.

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helvays:

 ♥♥♥

Eddie’s a big lad. I look at him all the time and yet it still surprises me.

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gallifreyanasgardian:

theropodtheroblogs:

No Voters surrounding young girl and stealing her saltire

Pro-Unionists rioting in Glasgow (warning for footage of people being outright attacked)

Reports of flare guns fired at Yes peaceful protest from Unionists and make Nazi salutes

Yes campaigners dwindling, Unionists growing, riots continuing, arrests made

Oh yes. Just what I was hoping to hear today.

Uuuuugh, we’re going to be the next Northern Ireland, aren’t we?

In addition, there’s already been a stabbing confirmed.

Fucks sake, this is disgusting. People need to pull their fucking socks up and start behaving like adults.

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Anonymous said: Update: A new photo of Hunt taken before the altercation has been published by the Guardian and ABC. Judging from his appearance, it's unlikely he was cosplaying as Mugen and that any similarities were coincidental. We have updated this story and our headline for clarity. From the actual article you linked to.

drtanner:

If anyone missed that, here it is.

lost-in-hammerspace:

This has been a psa about Aesthetic Attraction by me

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theropodtheroblogs:

gunpowderandspark:

dapperhatsandfancypants:

theausterevolunteer:

oscarstardis:

stillmonkeys:

From A Series of Unfortunate Events DVD commentary track.

if you haven’t watched this film with the commentary then you are missing out, it’s hilarious. “Lemony Snicket” was completely unhappy with the film and wanted no real part of it and so in the commentary he just fucks about. Seriously, at one point he gets out an accordion and drowns out the director with his playing

"nearly all of my life"

Lemony Snicket sass is what I aspire to in life.

"Lemony Snicket" (Dan Handler) was asked if he liked the movie.
He said “I love the movie as much as someone who wrote 8 drafts of a movie before being fired from his own creation could possibly be.”
The man’s life is sarcasm and it’s beautiful.

…I need to see this with the commentary.

theropodtheroblogs:

gunpowderandspark:

dapperhatsandfancypants:

theausterevolunteer:

oscarstardis:

stillmonkeys:

From A Series of Unfortunate Events DVD commentary track.

if you haven’t watched this film with the commentary then you are missing out, it’s hilarious. “Lemony Snicket” was completely unhappy with the film and wanted no real part of it and so in the commentary he just fucks about. Seriously, at one point he gets out an accordion and drowns out the director with his playing

"nearly all of my life"

Lemony Snicket sass is what I aspire to in life.

"Lemony Snicket" (Dan Handler) was asked if he liked the movie.

He said “I love the movie as much as someone who wrote 8 drafts of a movie before being fired from his own creation could possibly be.”

The man’s life is sarcasm and it’s beautiful.

…I need to see this with the commentary.

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