A vegan friend found this while camping in Leh. Leh, in the northernmost tip of the Indian Himalayas and close to Tibet, is one of the harshest places for humans to live in. It’s a cold, windswept desert where hardly a blade of grass grows. For 8 months of the year, temperatures remain below freezing, often dipping below -40. Because of its altitude, the air over there is so rarefied that visitors have to acclimatize for 3 days before they can walk without running out of breath.
Some people say that veganism is a First World privilege. They say that urbanized, well-off people in wealthy societies can afford to be vegan, but “poor” people in third world countries cannot afford it. Firstly, that betrays an ignorance of economics and food production. Around the world, healthy vegan food is a lot cheaper than meat and dairy. But it also betrays yet another excuse for a complacent, uncaring life: “If someone in Siberia / Namibia / Cambodia isn’t vegan, I won’t be either.”
That said, these messages, pinned in the door of a restaurant in Leh, are truly humbling. A little research revealed the source: a group called Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA). They have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FreedomForAll) and a website (http://semchen.org/). And we all know the plight of Tibetans.
If a group of disenfranchised people living as refugees in a third world country in one of the most hostile climates on Earth can be vegan, then what’s YOUR excuse?!
The most beautiful breakfast: Strawberry/Raspberry Banana Smoothie bowl with Mango, Dragonfruit and Passionfruit topped with Red Quinoa and White Sesame Seeds, and a glass of fresh Coconut Juice. I was looking for a little detox breakfast after a long weekend of eating and eating and eating in Hua Hin and so I went with a smoothie bowl breakfast but the colours turned out so beautifully that even I was surprised.
my first thought this morning was “count olaf should have been more thoroughly checked by social services”
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
i want to play this game
I would gain so much weight playing this game and I wouldn’t even care
IVE FUCKING PLAYED THIS GAME AND LET ME TELL YOU WHAT
SO ME AND THREE OTHER FRIENDS PLAYED IT THINKING THAT OH HEY ITS JUST GONNA BE A WHOLE PEPPER INSIDE AND WE WOULDNT ACTUALLY HAVE TO EAT IT
BUT NOOOOOOOOHOHOHO HELL THEY TOOK PEPPERS THE SAME HOTNESS OF SATANS ASSCRACK AND INTEGRATED THEM INTO THE CHOCOLATE ITSELF LIKE SOME EVIL CONCOCTION OF FLAVORS AND MADE IT INTO THE DREADED BULLET YOU DONT WANT TO GET
THE PERSON WHO GOT IT WAS IN TEARS OVER THE HEAT WITHIN SECONDS AND HAD ONLY EATEN THE VERY TINY TIP OF IT
SO WHAT DO THE REST OF US DO, AS THE (QUESTIONABLY) SANE HUMANS WE ARE?
WE TRIED IT AS WELL
SO HERE WE HAVE A CAR FULL OF CRYING, PANTING TEENAGERS AND ONE DAD IN A CONFUSED PANIC, SO HE BROUGHT US ALL TO BEN AND JERRY’S AND WE ALL STUMBLE IN LIKE “GIVE US ICE CREAM NOW” AND THE PEOPLE AT THE COUNTER WERE SCARED AND CONFUSED TRYING TO ASK WHAT FUCKING FLAVOR WE WANTED AND THE DAD WAS SITTING THERE TRYING TO GET AN ANSWER AND SOME RANDOM KID WAS CRYING BECAUSE OF US AND IT WAS GENERALLY JUST A VERY SHITTY SITUATION
SO WE GOT OUR ICE CREAM AND FINALLY CALMED DOWN AFTER A WHILE ENOUGH TO TALK LIKE NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS
AND THEN WE MADE THE DAD TRY IT WHICH WAS A VERY FUCKING BAD IDEA AS HE WAS BROUGHT TO THE SAME STATE AND HAD TO GET ICE CREAM AS WELL
SO ALL IN ALL DONT PLAY THIS GAME UNLESS YOU EAT HOT THINGS LIKE MOTHERFUCKING CANDY OR YOU’LL REGRET IT
the rest of the bullets tasted quite swell and we enjoyed them later once our taste buds started working again bUT DONT PLAY THIS GAME OR AT LEAST DONT FUCKING TRY IT ONCE SOMEONE ELSE GETS THE DEATH BULLET
“So you’re made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?”
―Neil deGrasse Tyson
These photos are on the shortlist for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014, a competition and exhibition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The winning images will be posted here on September 18.
the shitty thing about having read a book in which a major character dies in the end is that when you see the movie it’s so fucking painful because when you’re seeing that character and whenever they’re smiling all you can think of is “you’re gonna fucking die” like you can literally feel your soul being ripped out of your chest
literature meme | movements [1/2] - dark romanticism
The grotesque, the gloomy, the morbid, the fantastic-the American Dark Romantics embraced all of these illogical elements and shaped them into perhaps the most popular sub-genre of American literature. While the Romantics believed reality to be pale and empty, the Dark Romantics thought quite the opposite. Life to the Dark Romantics was colorful, capricious, and contradictory. Unlike the Romantics, the Dark Romantics acknowledged the evil of man and the horror of evil. Like the Romantics and Transcendentalists, however, the Dark Romantics valued intuition and emotion over logic and reason and saw symbols, spiritual truths, and signs in nature and everyday events. [x]
And here’s the final print!
Haru is just very passionate with his goals in life.
I like to think that haru was a very strange and trouble making kind of baby lol….I enjoyed making this comic a little too much..