Best of PLL: Surfing the Aftershocks
Public Service Announcement FOR THE TURTLES
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie is coming out today.
Get toys for your child instead of a living creature. Please don’t buy a turtle for your child on a whim. Prevent the loss of native species, be responsible. Do a lot of research before you bring a baby turtle home.
The tank you see below is the MINIMUM for a red eared slider. Do you have room for this big of a tank in two years when your new baby turtle gets big?
Baby turtles are just that—babies. They get BIG. They can live for up to 30 years. They also require some of the most needy care if you wish to care for it correctly. They don’t just require water and land and food. There’s a lot more that goes into it. And if you let it go or flush it down the toilet (like so many people do, sadly) when your child gets bored they are *worse* for the ecosystems than those burmese pythons everyone is so worried about.
If you are in Oregon, and you need more information on turtles, look here:
Signal boosting because there was an infamous rise in pet turtle sales after the 1990s movie with no one having a clue as to how to care for them. As stupid as it sounds, it was that big of a problem.
Also, for my fellow Australians (and possibly Europeans), the turtle in the above image is a red slider ear turtle. These turtles are illegal in Australia and other parts of the world. Double check your breeds and see if they are legal in your area or not!
If you are seriously looking at getting a pet turtle, see if you can get one that is native to your area. And, just like with any pet, remember to talk to a vet, an expert at a pet store, or even a breeder for more information!
Not in That Way - Sam Smith
Saddest, yet, most beautiful fucking song I have ever heard. It’s like Sam Smith’s soul is outlined with the simplicity of these heart wrenching lyrics.
Imagine you and your icon reenacting the boat scene from Titanic.
…..the “boat scene”?
…………the entire movies takes place on a boat
everyone has that one text post that you suddenly remember and weirdly bark-laugh in the shower
"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."
"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."
"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."
"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."
Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.