The Ice Queen
At the beginning of A Game of Thrones, Sansa is a young, lovelorn girl fawning over Prince Joffrey. She believes in the social contract. Moreover, she wants to be a princess. As the narrative progresses, she finds her dreams dashed by increasingly horrifying circumstance and becomes trapped in a system she must learn to manipulate quickly in order to survive.
However, despite Sansa starting from a place of such naiveté and immaturity giving her room to grow into one of the more interesting characters in the series, she more often is shit on, because teenage girls with teenage girl-emotions are for shitting on. God forbid young girl characters start from a place of immaturity (in this case, falling in love with the first guy she sees) and then growing from there. Oh, no, they must spring forth from the thigh of Zeus, fully formed Strong Independent Women, guns blazing and kung fu fighting!
Push Dagger and Shark’s tooth Scabbard
- Dated: 18th century
- Culture: Indian
- Measurements: 62.8 cm long including scabbard
- Provenance: acquired in London, 1978
The weapon has tapering, double edged and grooved blade, while the hilt comes with a curved triangular protective guard, its terminal in the form of a dragon head. The hilt is incised and decorated with gilt copper overlay forming floral interlace, while the sides of the scabbard have protruding shark’s teeth.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Bonhams
Multi-step puzzles can be difficult for humans, but what if I told you there was a bird that could solve them on its own?
In this BBC special, Dr. Alex Taylor has set up an eight-step puzzle to try and stump one of the smartest crows he’s seen in captivity. They describe the puzzle as “one of the most complex tests of the animal mind ever.”
This isn’t the first time crows’ intelligence has been tested, either. Along with being problem solvers, these animals have an eerie tendency towards complex human-like memory skills. Through several different studies, we’ve learned that crows can recognize faces, communicate details of an event to each other and even avoid places they recognize as dangerous.
This bird, dubbed “007” for its crafty mind, flies into the caged puzzle and spends only seconds analyzing the puzzle before getting down to business. Despite the puzzle’s difficulty, the bird only seems to be stumped momentarily. At the end of the puzzle is a food reward, but how he gets there is what will really blow your mind.
'A Californian congressmen has just introduced a law to make it illegal to keep orcas in captivity. This could change everything — but SeaWorld is already mounting a vicious campaign to defeat this congressman's brave move. We need to tell the State of California that the public won't accept SeaWorld's imprisonment of orcas any longer.'
Enact the Orca Welfare and Safety Act to make it illegal to hold orcas in captivity for performance or entertainment purposessign this petition
Look how many notes!
There is also an Orca at a 6flags in Vallejo California—I think her name is Shouka? Marine parks are loud in general but this poor thing is in the middle of roller coasters and ugh just not cool. (I haven’t been there in a long time- I’m not 100% positive if she’s still alive or if she was moved but last I knew they were remodeling her tank :\
MY ROOMMATE WALKED IN WEARING A TOWEL AND THIS ENDED UP SO MUCH BETTER THAN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN OTHERWISE.
or turn it into a fuCKing COMPETITION.
This mother fucking post. Thank you.
i should nOT BE tuRNED ON BY THAT
If you don’t understand why people don’t like the big bang theory, once in an episode the cast was at a comic store browsing and a woman walked in, and one of the leads said “Is she lost?” and that was the joke.
Yessss birds! All the birds!
It would be a bird entourage, you wouldn’t even see the dragon, just this giant layer of perched bird and birds flitting everywhere.
my dragon is apparently the crazy bird lady