Azuki, the tiny Japanese hedgehog who goes on big adventures. Yes, it's true! This little guy loves to go out and see the world! Azuki recently traded his cozy dream house in for a set of miniature Coleman camping gear and took a trip to the great outdoors! We mean just looking at these photos just makes us want to go and enjoy some nice leisure time with the little guy! He sure looks like he knows whats he's doing when it comes to camping!
Just take a look at some of his photos from his epic trip!
Want to see more of Azuki? Check out his Instagram: Here
I was going to take a walk in the park and visit St Nick's market this lunch time. But it was pouring with rain. So I popped into Starbucks instead. There was an enormous queue of people taking shelter from the rain and dithering over drinks choices, insisting that each item was rung through individually on their reward card, stopping to discuss other things with friends while in the middle of ordering and so on. The staff were unfailingly polite and friendly to all of them but somehow found the time to do this to my order as well:
Apparently I've graduated to art on food bags as well as on my coffee cup :)
Fearless Photographers is a unique photography directory of the world's best wedding photographers. Every two months, a curated competition is open for submissions from our members. Of these submissions, less than 3% are selected by a panel of curators as "Fearless Awards" - photographs that excel in redefining wedding photography. Here is a selection of the best ones featuring animals.
I'm going to Japan in November! I'll be there for two weeks, divided between Tokyo, Kyoto, and Fukuoka. The last is a city further south than I've been before, with some very pretty day trips.
I'm going to use AirBnb, which I also haven't used before, but it looks pretty great. I have two lovely apartments all to myself for cheaper than a hotel room would be, and one room in a house with a lady who cooks breakfast, has a friendly toy poodle named Piccolo, and says understatedly, "I am a former hotelier who worked in the five star hotel. I think I can assist you well during your stay."
Any of you done anything fun in Japan?
A month from now at midnight GMT on October 28 (6 PM EST in the U.S. on Oct 27) we’ll be holding our 11th annual Halloween celebration through all the time zones until midnight November 1. This means five days for you to bring your all-time favorite recs of fics, vids, graphics, anything and everything fandom has produced in all the Whedon fandoms! All time periods before 2017 are eligible for posting and, as always, crossover content is A-OK, so get those lists ready!
We also want to alert anyone already familiar with us that following the movement of many people to Dreamwidth, either primarily or exclusively, we are encouraging posts to the buffyversetop5 account here. So we hope to see names old and new here soon! Let us know if you have any questions.
Excessive force: A judge has ruled in favor of children who were handcuffed in school.
For being at Standing Rock to cover what was happening, Amy Goodman was charged with "participating in a riot." The judge in the case has thrown it out for lack of probable cause.
Museum visitors who match the artwork.
Remember the case of the girl who was raped at 12, had the child, and then a judge was giving her rapist custody? The judge in the case has reversed his order and will not do it now. And there are apologies from the DA's office. Apparently nobody told the judge until afterward about the guy's two previous "sexual offense" trials, one of which resulted in jail time?
Tearing the fabric of patriarchy -- looking at Weinstein and others through the precise wording of law, not victim-blaming.
The power of shamanic art.
What is left of America as we knew it is disintegrating.
And, copied from Facebook:
From a friend's page:
Distracted by taking a knee, the imminent nuclear war with North Korea, the loss of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty with Iran, the elimination of federal civil rights for Trans people, and Russiagate?
The GOP has slipped in some new bills.
The following bills have been introduced (Sept-Oct):
1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency...
2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife
5. HR 370 Another attempt to Repeal Affordable Care Act
6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one is devastating to the working class ... it ALSO applies to Union members)
8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran
Renew your resistance.
Contact your House Representative.
COPY. PASTE. SHARE. Don't let your guard down; the GOP is utterly without morals or simple human decency.
Life is always better with a pet. And sometimes that pet is a dog. And sometime you're watching tv and your favorite show comes on and you think... this would be better with dogs! Well Barkpost decided that these shows are worth a chance! Barkpost writer, Lori Goldman, decided to take the best tv shows we all know and love and fit the perfect dog breed to patch thats character. Here's what it turned out to be...
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Star Wars and me, when I was a lonely 13 year old: http://www.unboundworlds.com/2017/10/a-
I was an isolated kid in a lot of ways, and didn’t know anybody else who really liked SF as much as I did. And I’d been told over and over again that liking SF/F, or liking anything involving books and media so intensely, was weird and strange and probably bad, or if not bad, something that made me a figure of ridicule. It was especially bad for a girl to like those things, but I was sure to get over it when I grew up and stopping being silly. I knew I wasn’t the only one, I knew there were other people like me out there; all these books and comics had been written by people, for people. But before Star Wars, it was hard to believe those people really existed.
Then I read this movie novelization, and read it again, and made the two whole friends I had read it, and we read it aloud to each other, and acted it out. And finally, a month or so after the movie came out, I got to see it. It was a shock at first, so different from how I’d imagined it from the book. But it wrote itself into my DNA and it’s still there, so many years later.