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May 22 2018

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May 21 2018


Honestly pig gate has made me realise that U.S. centrism on tumblr is SO BAD because my dash is not immediately full of “the UK prime minister allegedly fucked a dead pig”

May 20 2018

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Diet and exercise aren’t ‘oppression.’ The point is to counteract the modern diet and lifestyle (over-processed, high in sugar foods and sedentary lifestyle) by choosing nutrient-rich whole foods and approximating the level of physical activity which would be the norm for our species.

The people in these images are hunter gatherers: Himba from Namibia, Ansaro from Papua New Guinea, San from Namibia, Awá from Brazil, Hadzabe from Tanzania, Tiwi from Australia, Inuit from Greenland, Hadzabe from Tanzania. They are/were living closer to the lifestyle human beings lived tens of thousands of years ago. One thing you notice about them is they are all in way better shape than the average person living in modern Western societies.

Northern Indigenous people of the Arctic like Inuit who traditionally ate a diet comprised almost entirely of meat and blubber with their only fruit/veg being some seasonal berries had a higher body fat percentage because it was/is a survival advantage in their extremely cold environment. They still did not become morbidly obese the way people do today. In fact, any time you see obese Indigenous people it’s because they’ve had contact with Westerners and the Western food and lifestyle, particularly refined sugar and white flour, which is disastrous not just for their waistlines but also damages their internal organs and teeth (dentist and medical researcher Weston Price discovered this way back in the 1920′s), to say nothing of what it does to erode their cultural practices. Indigenous American Indians only became obese and diabetic when they were forced off their ancestral lands away from their traditional food supply and forced to adopt the white man’s processed foods. The modern Western diet of processed, high in sugar food is the worst diet in the world for all humans and it’s unfortunately the most popular.

You can’t tell me “there’s no wrong way to have a body” because the people in these images show what the human body is supposed to look like. They live in different environments, in different countries, they have different cultures and eat different foods but they’re all physically fit. Fitness is the norm for our species and you can’t change it with a social or political movement or advertisement campaigns. It’s the product of millions of years of evolution. Fitness is not some “oppressive social construct,” designed to make you feel bad, it’s what’s normal for humans. Pizza, cookies and ice cream and sitting in front of a screen all day is fairly new.

We are all animals. All humans are a species of animal, and these pictures above depict what is the norm for our species, the same way any other species of animal has a physical norm. If you look up zebras, lions, monkeys, wolves, etc on Wikipedia you’ll get an average body size and weight for the male and female of each of those species because it’s fairly consistent. Humans are not somehow exempt from having physical norms just because we have more complex brains and our feelings might get hurt if we fall outside the norms. When you see an obese house cat that looks like a blob with 4 little paws sticking out and it can barely move under its own weight, your natural response to that is “that doesn’t look right! that poor cat must be suffering from carrying all that extra weight around!” Why on earth does anyone think this same concept doesn’t apply to human beings?


So this is what happens when a fully Eurocentric view of the world combines with rampant fatphobia.

Let’s not even get into the historical misunderstandings that would lead a person to believe that sugar is a “western food” thing. The domestication of sugar originated in New Guinea around 8,000 BC, the process of refining sugar came from India sometime before 600 AD, and the knowledge of its cultivation and processing spread through Persia, China and Northern Africa before ever reaching Europeans via the Canary Islands. White folks were among the last to know about it and incorporate it into their diets.

And let’s just bypass the fact that all of the above explanations use the word “fitness” without ever actually discussing fitness. Thinness is discussed, sure. Diet culture is implied. But fitness? The interactions of preventative medicine, cognitive functioning, community support, social interaction, access to medical care, freedom from starvation, clean water, income security, education, leisure time, etc? Nah, its not even touched upon, as though ~hunter-gatherers~ are inherently engaged in such a fitness culture just because they are thin/active and Western cultures are fully devoid of it.

AND let’s just breeze past the idea that these minority groups supposedly never included fat individuals throughout history, or idealized the fat form. The cherry picking here is astonishing:


Ruth Luka Keanolani Kauanahoahoa Keʻelikōlani


Itey (ca. 1490 BCE)


King Eglon of Moab (Jordan)

Those photos originally shown above? Uh, let’s not just hold them up as ideals, okay? Because the Inuit woman shown is Ahlikahsingwah, a native who was hugely exploited by Robert Peary during his 1893-1895 Greenland expedition. He often dispensed local women to members of his crew, exchanging them for everyday objects such as pieces of wood. He published naked photos of Ahlikahsingwah, demeaning, objectifying and eroticizing Inuit women. He even wrote that Inuit women were nothing more than pleasures for he and his men. “Feminine companionship not only causes greater contentment but as a matter of both physical and mental health and the retention of the top notch of manhood it is a necessity.” Her appearance here is the direct result of colonization, not a superior lifestyle.

The men pictured from Bathurst Island? That photo was taken in 1939, roughly 100 years after colonization by the British and about 30 years after a mission was established there. This mission fought extensively to change the Tiwi lifestyle, by doing things like outright purchasing young girls, forcing attendance in missionary schools, attempting to create an industrial economy and converting natives. This photo is also due to colonization. 

Much could be said of the others, as well. The Himba men earn a significant portion of their income from tourists who visit their village, the Asaro are posing for tour groups, the Khoe-San people are still fighting to regain control of their land, the Awá tribe initially adopted their nomadic lifestyle in order to avoid interaction with Europeans, and the Hadza have repeatedly been forced to live under colonial administrations. These aren’t just cultures that have been preserved since prehistoric times: They are people who have adapted to forced colonization.

So these photos chosen of each group are intentionally misleading and racist. This is how the outside world sees each group, as primitive and archaic. If we are to actually see these people with respect, we could recognize that each group still participates in modern society and should not be gawked at for their traditional values (which are often put on display in order to survive in a tourist-centric economy that they cannot escape from):


Hadza men work with satellite technology


Himba man shows off his motorcycle


Herero women of Namibia work with the Ovaherero Genocide Committee. 

These are real people. If we’re looking at them and thinking “Hurr-hurr, they’re skinny! Stupid fat Americans need to be more like them!” then we’re missing a huuuuuuge aspect of their histories, lifestyles, cultures and the pressures that have been placed upon them. Don’t do that.

I’m not sure a lot of people really understand what the term “social construct” means.


A social construct is a social mechanism, phenomenon, or category created and developed by society; a perception of an individual, group, or idea that is ‘constructed’ through cultural or social practice.

To say of something that it is socially constructed is to emphasize its dependence on people and society. It is to say: This thing could not have existed had we not built it; and we need not have built it at all, at least not in its present form. Had we been a different kind of society, had we had different needs, values, or interests, we might well have built a different kind of thing, or built this one differently. The inevitable contrast is with a naturally existing object, something that exists independently of us and which we did not have a hand in shaping. 

So some examples might be: money, citizenship and baseball.  The justice system and the nation state. 

Likewise, gender is a social construct. It is a set of expectations and beliefs, concepts and cultural context for social roles. They can, and in fact have, been imagined and experienced differently throughout history and across the globe. 

Race is also considered a social construct. It is a way of categorizing a spectrum of human phenotypes into discreet labels.  They can, and have, been imagined and experiences differently throughout history. 

None of this is to say that social constructs aren’t “real.” Money and passports and countries and baseball and gender are all REAL and have real impact on people. But they come with the understanding their their exact specifications and definitions, their rules and implicit understandings are able to change as society needs and demands. 

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Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.

Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is the ammount is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.

Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and sulfur. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.

As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.

A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.

TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

Thank you so much person. 

Doctors are 'failing to spot Asperger's in girls'






Expert says many more girls have autism than was thought, and failure to diagnose them can lead to misery

So, basically, what this article is saying is they discovered the way that boys present with autism, went “well that covers 100% of the population surely!” and then didn’t bother figuring out how autism presents in girls.

Girls slip through the diagnostic net, said Attwood, because they are so good at camouflaging or masking their symptoms. “Boys tend to externalise their problems, while girls learn that, if they’re good, their differences will not be noticed,” he said. “Boys go into attack mode when frustrated, while girls suffer in silence and become passive-aggressive. Girls learn to appease and apologise. They learn to observe people from a distance and imitate them. It is only if you look closely and ask the right questions, you see the terror in their eyes and see that their reactions are a learnt script.”


Tony Attwood, founder of the first diagnostic and treatment clinic for children and adults with Asperger’s, and author of The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, agreed with Gould’s estimation of a 2.5:1 ratio of boys to girls. “The bottom line is that we understand far too little about girls with ASDs because we diagnose autism based on a male conceptualisation of the condition. We need a complete paradigm shift,” he said.


This. This is a feminist issue. This is an issue like holy shit there are doctors out there who will deny a female patient who is referred to them because ‘lul girls don’t get austism’. They didn’t think to do any more research because, whatever right? We figured out how to solve the male side of the problem.

This is so wrong on so many levels.

And it’s not just an issue of “how it presents” in boys vs girls.

Think about it:

A boy is quiet, unsociable, and fixated on a topic that interests him but might be considered unusual. He walks on his toes. He refuses to eat anything but Kix cereal and saltines. He can’t keep a grip on the monkeybars on the playground. Parents will notice. He isn’t “behaving right”, boys are supposed to be outgoing, right? Loud and rambunctious? Interested in everything around them? Eat any food put in front of them? Athletic and strong?

Now think of a girl in the same situation. She walks on her toes- how cute she must be imitating mommy’s high heels, or the ballerina in her favorite movie she watches all day every day without end. She’s quiet. “Wow, so fortunate your little girl is so well behaved, not a brat like my daughter!” She refuses to eat anything but Kix cereal and saltines? She’s just being fussy. Girls are always fussy, didn’t you know? She can’t do math? It’s okay. Girls are bad at math. Right? She can’t keep a grip on the monkeybars but obviously it’s just because girls aren’t good at sports.

My point being, parents not noticing a girl’s Autism is deeply rooted in sexism. And it’s bullshit. Even today my mom acts like there’s “no way” I could be autistic even though my brother (diagnosed at 9yrs when I was 5) and I presented THE EXACT SAME SYMPTOMS!!! FOR OUR ENTIRE CHILDHOOD!!! AND WE STILL DO!!!! My brother got every bit of aid available at the time, IEPs in school, special arrangements at home for his sensory difficulties. You know what I got? I got told to stop being a picky little bitch. To suck it up. Because I’m a girl.

Reblogging again for the important commentary.

Another factor here. Why, exactly, do you think that girls “suffer in silence,” “appease and apologise,” and “camouflage” themselves? Perhaps - just perhaps! - they’re trained to be pretty decorations and not real people with real needs basically from birth?

Reblogging this yet again (I think I’ve done it before) with the reminder that one’s Autism activism must be intersectional, or it will be bullshit…




Humans are a communal species that have banded together and cared for their sick, disabled, and elderly since before we were ever modern man. Resources were shared even as skills specialized. 

Capitalism isn’t natural. A community should not have members dying of starvation or exposure while there is an abundance of resources. That isn’t how it works. That isn’t how it’s supposed to work.

ok so my roommates are anthropology students and their favorite example for debunking the ‘survival of the fittest’ bs is shanidar 1. (x, x, x)

shanidar 1 is a neanderthal who, at a pretty young age, was hit in the head hard enough to blind him. this also led to that side of his brain shutting down and withering his right arm, and possibly crippling his entire right side. not only that but his skeleton also shows that at some point, he broke a bone in his foot and, in addition to the other factors, resulted in a noticeable limp. there are some sources which say he likely had degenerative diseases. (arthritis was really common in neanderthals) 

going off of widespread ideas of “”primitive”” (no longer the word used in anthropology/academia to describe early-modern humans) societies, shanidar probably died really young, deliberately abandoned or killed. i mean, he was severely crippled, blind, etc., he couldn’t contribute anything, he would have been a “”burden to society””, right? 

except he lived to be between 40 and 50 years old. (about ~80 in human years)

this means that his social group had to have taken care of him for a minimum of two or three decades without his ‘contributing’ anything significant to the group. this discovery (and Shanidar III’s) was huge because it basically proves that early humans had a concept of hospice. early modern humans cared for the sick and the elderly, greatly extending their lifespan, simply because they cared

tl;dr: the concept of someone needing to be ‘’useful’’ or ‘’’productive’’’ in society in order to be valued and cared for is a very modern concept and our quasi-predecessors would be ashamed 

Also, Shanidar I was buried with flowers. They cared about him after he was dead, too.

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It upsets me that his first instinct, even in literal combat scenarios, is to not fight, and how violently everyone reacts to him.

In light of this post crossing 10k notes and on the suggestion of one the rebloggers,









I keep thinking how much more powerful the Spiderman origin story would be if Peter Parker was an African American kid, whose Uncle Ben was shot by police while being arrested for a minor parking infraction. There is no formal investigation, and Peter decides to put himself on the line to prevent it happening again. He tackles the white crimes that go unpunished, punishes POC criminals fairly. He is the leveler, always fighting to be without bias, to be just. To protect people like his uncle. 

This not only mirrors so much of what’s happening in America, but feeds right into the complex relationship between Spiderman, the authorities and the media. 

Peter Parker is a brilliant student, awkward, a nerd, but is branded a thug, a gang member, a criminal, because of his appearance. The media latch on to that and misrepresent him totally.

The police, humilitated by the fact that he refuses to work with them and often punishes cops themselves for brutalizing innocent people, or guilty people who still deserve better treatment than they get, attempt to hunt him down.


I had to.

oh man. This is the shit.

The “with great power comes great responsibility” line gets such a deeper meaning within this context.

Not to mention a white nerdy boy with glasses is not the look of a social outcast or person of ridicule anymore.

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Interviewer: Every character had a development. They all grew, they all had a moment. Danai [Gurira] was just… can we talk about Danai for a minute?! [x]

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Never forget that Lao Tzu’s (the author of the Tao Te Ching and the founding father of Taoism) wife was in Xena: Warrior Princess. Lao Ma was a woman and she was all that women weren’t supposed to be in Ancient China. Powerful, wise, influential, and of great spiritual knowledge and ability. She ruled the Lao Dynasty and wrote the book ‘The Art of War’ while caring for her incapacitated husband. She allowed him to take all the credit. 

She also taught Xena psychic abilities. The first of which was telekinesis which Xena demonstrates in ‘The Debt II’. Through the pages of Lao Ma’s book, Xena also mastered the psychic abilities of clairsentience, psychokinesis (PK), and transfiguration, whereby she used all of which to save Gabrielle when she was in danger and her and Lin Chi was about to be blown up with explosives, throw balls of energy at her enemies, create an energetic shield around her and her loved ones to protect them, and turn an entire army to stone… all with her mind. 

To answer a question frequently brought up in the fandom: how could the embodiment of peace, love and humility write a book about war? I’ve read the book and the message was taken out of context. Yes, the book is called ‘The Art of War’ and it is about military strategy… BUT it was never to do with war at all. It was love. The entire opposite to what the book is about was twisted throughout the ages into being something it is not because love and war are two sides of the same spectrum of reality, therefore they go together, and they work together. This is why love can both start a war and end it. It’s the same exact thing, just at different ends.  This is fundamental to the philosophy of the yin-yang and of balance.

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May 16 2018

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Favorite Photoshoots | Gina Rodriguez photographed by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce for Yahoo Style (2016)

May 13 2018

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Still getting used to these glasses. In the meantime, admire my board games 😍

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“The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, showed up to the 2018 Met Gala wearing a dress made by Jewish designer, Zac Posen, a clutch made by Holocaust survivor, Judith Lieber, a crown with the words “never again” in Hebrew, a Chai necklace, and a Magen David hair piece.

May 06 2018

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There has never been an MCU villain more tragic than Killmonger :(








the assassination of franz ferdinand was actually the most hilariously botched assassination attempt of all time though like i can’t even explain to you how badly it went i mean there were six guys and the first one chickened out and the second one forgot to factor in the delay on a hand grenade so it exploded like three cars past the archduke’s so the guy took a cyanide pill and threw himself into a river, but the cyanide was expired and the river was six inches deep so the police just pulled him out and took him off to jail and then everyone else basically gave up and headed home, and then the driver of the archduke took a wrong turn and the car stalled next to the last of the six guys, and he was just like “what a crazy random happenstance” and started world war one

You forgot to mention that the last guy only happened to kill Franz because he had just come out of the sandwich shop where the car stopped

It is obvious to even the most casual observer that this particular event has been meddled with by at least two groups of time travelers trying to change history.  Please, if you invent a time machine, leave the assassination of Ferdinand alone; the space-time continuum there is already showing obvious cracks from the strain.

the story of how ww1 was started by a bunch of incompetent children is my fave historical fact of all time - (and I do mean children, since all 5 of the initially arrested assassination conspirators were minors under austrian law at the time) 

and the fact that some of them initially banded together to commit, like, just any unspecified act of terrorism,not necessarily assassinate the archduke, as a sort of early 20th century assassination fandom, because they idolized a guy from their town who had previously tried to kill a high ranking bosnian official, meaning terrorism was just the major teen fad of their time

but my absolute fave little factoid that really shows these were just completely regular 19 year old boys in every way is that all of them took a virginity pledge so nothing would distract them in their revolutionary mission

except gavrilo princip had a gf called jelena, and on the night before the assassination he decided he really didn’t want to die a virgin, so he arranged a rendez-vous with jelena in a park and tried to explain that it’s vitally important that they have sex right then, but he couldn’t tell her why because he didn’t want to implicate her in the assassination

so obviously with it being 1914 she says no, he goes home, then goes on to start ww1 in the morning, but what makes the story for me is that when they later interviewed jelena about gavrilo and the assassination, after telling the story about them meeting in the park she said the following (i’m paraphrasing slightly)

i’m not surprised. gavrilo was so pissed that night (about them not having sex) he was ready to shoot god, let alone an emperor 

“Europe today is a powder keg and the leaders are like men smoking in an arsenal … A single spark will set off an explosion that will consume us all … I cannot tell you when that explosion will occur, but I can tell you where … Some damned foolish thing in the Balkans will set it off.

-Otto von Bismarck, 1878

I love history.

AND THIS IS WHY I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE being a history teacher! For serious.

The Legend of Wonder Woman #2 -- Quiet Rumblings


The Legend of Wonder Woman #1 focussed primarily the origin story of the Amazons, the island and how Diana came into the world. In issue #2, we begin to get a greater sense of how things sit in the present-day and the quiet disturbances that rumble beneath the surface.

Watching Diana’s tense conversation with Hippolyta, we see a mother whose genuine desire to protect and provide the best life for her child is making her blind to Diana’s own feelings and desires.

As we look deeper into Themyscira’s peaceful, utopian society, we also see the widening gulf that exists between the mortal majority and the few remaining immortals who rule over them.

And throughout the issue, we continue to get hints at some hidden danger that threatens the entire island.

Keep reading

I’m still incredibly sad that this comic was cancelled. I will FOREVER be bitter that Grant Morrisons bullshit gets another volume.












A group of rough looking boys walked past me today and all I heard of their conversation was “he’s got that anxiety disorder bro so I went with him so he’d be more comfortable” and it made me realise the world isn’t all that bad

#this is team skull

The pet store I worked at had a pen with rabbits near the front door. On every side of the pen were huge signs saying “You can pet me, but don’t pick me up!”
One day two absolutely huge guys came in and one immediately reaches into the pen to grab a rabbit. Before i could say anything his friend grabbed his arm and asked him “did you see the sign?”
He said “yeah! it says that you can pick them up but don’t pet them!”
Then he went quiet for a moment and softly said “I didn’t read it right did I?”
And his friend just puts his arm on his shoulder and said “its ok, i know you’ve got that thing where words get mixed up. Let just pet these cute lil shits”
And I still haven’t gotten over that interaction.

I was walking my dog through Boston bc he likes the likes car rides. He’s a little thing tbh we call him short and long.
So this huge scary man with a full beard approaches me like “hey can my buddy and I pet your dog? He gets nervous around dogs but your’s is so small I think it’s a good place to start.”
Ofc I was like “yes he’s very friendly!” So this guy brings his equally big friend over and they sit on the floor while this man looks terrified of my tiny dog so big man number one asks “can I pick him up?” And i say yes so he picks him up and puts him on man number two’s lap and man number two is abt to freak out and his friend straight up just goes “hey man, it’s okay just relax I’d never let anything hurt you. He’s a good boy.” I’ll never forget it ever bc I know that man looked at me (5'3 , glasses, probably wearing a sweater vest) and my dog (kinda goofy looking little thing) and was like ‘ah yes the two least intimidating living things I’ve seen in Boston all day he’ll feel relaxed around them’ and went out of his way to help his friend. It makes me so happy

My husband had this Dungeons and Dragons group ages ago, and one of the guys was TERRIFIED of cats.  The moment he sees one he freezes up and can barely breathe.  Said guy is almost seven feet tall and solid wall of muscle.  Whenever he came over I’d put the cats in the bedroom and chill out with a book because my cats don’t like being shut away without one of us. 

One of my cats was pawing at the door and meowing loudly, an indication she REALLY needs to use the litter box.  I let her out and decide, hey, I’m hungry, and decide to the kitchen.  I forgot to shut the bedroom door. 

Next thing I hear is the group going completely silent.  My husband very calmly asks me to come over and help him gather our two cats up.  I go over to where the group is and my black cat, Cacoa, is rubbing up against the guy’s leg, purring, and doing her “let me on your lap” meow.  The other cat, Jasper, is sitting at the window, chilling out.  I go over and pick up Cacoa and tell the big dude she’s harmless, loves laps, and would be thrilled if he pet her.  Very slowly he touches my cat’s face, and she leans right into his hand.  He then pets her back and sighs because she’s really soft and purring like mad.  After a few minutes he asks how to pick her up and if it’s okay if she sits on his lap.

He spent the next six hours spoiling my cat.  The next week he showed up with cat treats and toys because he fell in love with the cats.  He told me he was doing some research on house cats, and even talked to a vet about them.  A couple months later he adopted two cats and was as thrilled and excited as a new parent. 

Oh no a new one!!!

Blessed post.

I used to work at this stable for icelandic horses and every now and then this man would turn up by the field to just watch the horses. One time I walked by him as I was going to get the horses inside, and he went ”I always wanted to learn how to ride but I’m afraid of horses because they’re so huge. If I could ride ponies like this, maybe I’d dare but now I’m too big and heavy for them.” You should have seen his face when I told them that actually they’re not ponies, just small horses and they could totally carry him. His face just lit up. Next thing I’m helping him to get on back. Today he knows how to ride.

omg this is so pure <3

take your time to read this, it’s totally worth it

Ooo the horse one is a new addition!!!

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