July 24, 2014

nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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July 24, 2014

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July 24, 2014

taratiki17:

willowwish:

So I never posted my finished Garnet cosplay. Sowwy~ I get so excited during cons, I never really take formal pictures.

YESSSSSS!!!! she’s so perfect omg!

July 24, 2014

vipcunt:

quickweaves:

missauset:

nokiabae:

MOKO  // Your Love [x]

Go off

SO SLEPT ON TBH

THIS IS SOOOOOO GOOOD

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July 23, 2014

Chris Pratt interrupts the interview to french braid intern’s hair x

dreams come true

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July 23, 2014

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July 22, 2014

getreadytosw-eat:

Pascalle
our ends are beginnings

wow what a picture…

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July 22, 2014

ninjamonkeystudios:

tsukasafan:

jackfrostciicle:

lodubimvloyaar:

Children Read To Shelter Cats To Soothe Them

(Photos by Animal Rescue League Of Berks County. You can follow them on Facebook.)

Also good for the kids. They encourage having slow readers read to the family pets. A dog will listen to a kid read a whole book one damn sssyl-la——-ble at a time, and it will never get frustrated, or correct their pronunciation, or start playing Angry Bird because it can’t stand listening to the slowness any more. The dog will look at the kid approvingly, because, human. Human is talking. Human is interacting.

So this is a great win-win.

i am a 26 year old man and this almost made me cry

This almost made me cry-
My late cat Pouncer loved to be read to. He wouldn’t leave the room unless I stopped.
And on his death bed I read him Alice in Wonderland, and he purred till he could purr no more

These must be ‘shopped. There’s not one damn cat on a book that’s being read!

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July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014

typette:

dashawnmahone:

slugbox:

I’m not surprised at the amount of effort going into a 3D model game designed to look exactly like a 2D…  well… animated film… But I still can’t believe it. The game’s certainly capable of letting the environmental lighting take over in certain situations and scenes, but most of the time it uses hand drawn shadows and textures to present things as awesomely as possible.

There’s also little to no ragdoll or automatic physics. Just like a sprite based game, every single frame of every movement is modeled individually. Which is like saying “Hey you know how it’s easier to just have the physics automatic? Let’s NOT do that. Let’s make this look awesome. It’ll take forever and it’s just a for a split second movement, but it’ll be awesome.”

ArcSys how you manage to make a game as amazing looking as the FIRST GG was in its own time but in 2014? It’s 2014 we’re supposed to have seen everything.

Gorgeous

XSI reppin’

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