oldblueeyes:

Neil Armstrong: A giant among men. (x)

iraffiruse:

I’d like to get off now

iraffiruse:

I’d like to get off now

Deliver Us Hebrew
Ofra Haza + Chorus

ladyyatexel:

Not Disney today, but I think you’ll forgive me, because this woman is amazing.  This is tagged under foreign disney since it’s in the same spirit as the Disney songs I post, but of course this movie was not made by Disney.

Ofra Haza performed the part of Moses’ mother in the song ‘Deliver Us' in 17 languages for the release of 'Prince of Egypt’, because she is a flawless badass.  Because it’s her native tongue, and the language the song would have performed in where these people actually singing, I am particularly enchanted with the Hebrew version (Hoshia na)

There was never a soundtrack release, so this is audio ripped from the movie, but it doesn’t diminish Ofra Haza being fucking amazing. This is intense and beautiful and you should listen to it.   What gets me the most, honestly is her single super powerful ‘Hoshia na’ near the end. 

taigas-den:

comicsgrump:

hexreviews:

This is why Lying Cat is one of the best characters in Saga. She has to tell you your lying even when you think you are telling the truth.

This moment was extremely sweet, and as an abuse survivor it was particularly poignant to me. When I first read it I cried.

Saga? I’ll have to look into this! I like this art style and that’s a huge ass cat that makes you feel good. 

taigas-den:

comicsgrump:

hexreviews:

This is why Lying Cat is one of the best characters in Saga. She has to tell you your lying even when you think you are telling the truth.

This moment was extremely sweet, and as an abuse survivor it was particularly poignant to me. When I first read it I cried.

Saga? I’ll have to look into this! I like this art style and that’s a huge ass cat that makes you feel good. 

This is perfect, i need more. /waves money around/

Relic look! :D

A message from Anonymous
I did not realise you're pro zoo. May I ask why? Don't you think it's very unethical to keep cats (or any animals) locked up in cages, no matter how big, only for our own profit and enjoyment? Don't they deserve a life in freedom? I'm not trying to be rude and I know little of conservation and such so if it's anything like that just explain it. But I was a little disappointed when I realised.
A reply from bigcatawareness

I’d love first to direct you to these links first: 

First link is written by myself, and the second is a fantastic writeup by another tumblr user.  

But for a shorter version here, yes I think it’s unethical to keep any of these animals locked up in cages.  But the thing is, in good zoos, they aren’t in cages.  We call them enclosures for more than sounding nice.  

San Diego Zoo Safari Park(My photos)

Naples Zoo

Zurich Zoo(This is all one elephant enclosure)

Good zoos have evolved beyond keeping animals behind bars or in “cages.”  Good zoos can provide incredibly enriching lives to the animals in their care, animals that for the large part were all born in captivity and have no potential for a valuable life in the wild.  They give the care that allows these animals to thrive(do some animals not thrive in captivity? of course.  Am I against keeping animals that cannot thrive?  Of course).  These animals are completely dependent on their keepers, there isn’t some mythical “wild” they could go to that they would survive in.  Release any of these captive born animals and they will die.

As for conservation, I have a few examples and articles of that here.  Zoos participate in conservation and education programs all around the world, as well as in their local communities.  They have been responsible for bringing multiple species back from extinction, and will be responsible for more in the future.  Zoos are one of the entities on the front lines in the fight against extinction.  These animals aren’t just “locked up” for our own profit and enjoyment.  Of the 229 zoos and aquariums accredited by the AZA, 54% are nonprofit.   The money they make is for the animals, rather than from the animals.  They use the funds to take care of their animals and facility, and they use even more to fund conservation efforts.  

This is why I am pro zoo, because I truly believe from what I have seen and experienced myself in my involvement with two zoos so far, that they contribute immensely to the public’s awareness of the conservation issues worldwide, as well as their knowledge of various species and habitats.  

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This is perfect, i need more. /waves money around/

At the moment, you know just about everything we do about these people. 

But I’m glad you’re intrigued, because they might be part of mine and Relic’s NaNo this year.

pardonmewhileipanic:

thestasher:

That’s a keeper for the wedding album.

this would be the cover of my thank you for attending cards

pardonmewhileipanic:

thestasher:

That’s a keeper for the wedding album.

this would be the cover of my thank you for attending cards