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Animals, Bad, and Choose One: Interesting Fact: Alex the parrot's (A subject of a 37-year experiment) last words to his caretaker were "You be good. I love you. interesting-fact.tumblr.com arry-truman casatoo: sugar-spider: a-whole-clan-of-johnnys: interesting-fact: Source CRY A LOT TRY NOT TO CRY LIE DOWN holy shit dude If you don't know Alex, I suggest you read up on him. Because yeah, sure, any parrot can mimic, but Alex was one of the first to prove on many occasions that he understood the meaning behind the words he said With that in mind, just think about what he said for a sec. Alex had to understand on some level that death means leaving. That's fucking mindblowing. Alex also was shown to have the intelligence of a young child, anywhere from 3 to 5 years old. He could do basic addition and subtraction, and independently taught himself the concept of zero (something that most CIVILIZATIONS couldn't do!) He had a vocabulary of thousands of words, some of which he made up himself, and had deep interpersonal bonds with many scientists and trainers, as well as other parrots. Alex the parrot is basically the coolest bird ever animals are often smarter than you think. There is/was a gorilla they taught sign language to. And one day she asked for a kitten. they gave her a stuffed animal but she signed sad. She wanted a real one. She was allowed to choose one from a litter. She named it All Ball and she loved it Except one day All Ball escaped from the cage and was hit by a car. And this shows you just how much animals can understand. They signed what had happened but didn't think the gorilla would understand. But she started making weeping, howling/crying sounds and the signs for bad, sad, etc. And then "Sleep, cat". She understood death. She's had two kittens since then Animals understand more than you think. Depends on the animal, yes. Animals are incredible
Animals, Bad, and Choose One: Interesting Fact:
 Alex the parrot's (A subject of a 37-year
 experiment) last words to his caretaker were
 "You be good. I love you.
 interesting-fact.tumblr.com
 arry-truman
 casatoo:
 sugar-spider:
 a-whole-clan-of-johnnys:
 interesting-fact:
 Source
 CRY
 A LOT
 TRY
 NOT TO CRY
 LIE
 DOWN
 holy shit dude
 If you don't know Alex, I suggest you read up on him. Because yeah,
 sure, any parrot can mimic, but Alex was one of the first to prove on
 many occasions that he understood the meaning behind the words he
 said
 With that in mind, just think about what he said for a sec. Alex had to
 understand on some level that death means leaving. That's fucking
 mindblowing.
 Alex also was shown to have the intelligence of a young child, anywhere from 3
 to 5 years old. He could do basic addition and subtraction, and independently
 taught himself the concept of zero (something that most CIVILIZATIONS
 couldn't do!) He had a vocabulary of thousands of words, some of which he
 made up himself, and had deep interpersonal bonds with many scientists and
 trainers, as well as other parrots.
 Alex the parrot is basically the coolest bird ever
 animals are often smarter than you think. There is/was a gorilla they taught sign
 language to. And one day she asked for a kitten. they gave her a stuffed animal but she
 signed sad. She wanted a real one. She was allowed to choose one from a litter.
 She named it All Ball and she loved it
 Except one day All Ball escaped from the cage and was hit by a car. And this shows you
 just how much animals can understand. They signed what had happened but didn't
 think the gorilla would understand. But she started making weeping, howling/crying
 sounds and the signs for bad, sad, etc.
 And then "Sleep, cat". She understood death.
 She's had two kittens since then
 Animals understand more than you think. Depends on the animal, yes.
Animals are incredible

Animals are incredible

Brad Pitt, Family, and Grandma: Adam Morgarn @atommorgan A transgender four year old is like a vegan cat. We all know who's making the lifestyle choices. 9/1/16, 17:50 <p><a href="https://secret-knight.tumblr.com/post/165884404062/areasontobreathe-sari-y-fawr-so-very-true" class="tumblr_blog">secret-knight</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://areasontobreathe.tumblr.com/post/165883591624/sari-y-fawr-so-very-true-kids-that-young-are" class="tumblr_blog">areasontobreathe</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://sari-y-fawr.tumblr.com/post/165880361811/so-very-true" class="tumblr_blog">sari-y-fawr</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>So very true</p></blockquote> <p>Kids that young are essentially gender neutral, and are still being taught ‘gender norms’ by adults who should know better. </p> <p>I have the world’s most precious nephew.  When he was 3, he asked his mom and grandma if he could be a girl. Now, my family is smart.  Both his mom and his grandma asked “why?”  He said it was so he could have long hair. </p> <p>His mom showed him photos of famous musicians with long hair, along with Johnny Depp.  His grandma showed him photos of Brad Pitt, Troy Polamalu, and Jared Leto with long hair.  Then they told him “Boys can have long hair, see?”  He said “oh” and went on about his life being a boy.</p> <p>When he was 4, this same nephew decided again that he wanted to be a girl. This time, the reason was so he could wear skirts and paint his nails.  Same reaction: his mom and grandma showed him photos of men in kilts, and men with painted nails, and said “boys can do that, too.”  He said “oh”, and decided he was okay being a boy. </p> <p>At the root of it, he didn’t really want to be a girl. He just wanted to do the same things he saw his mama doing. When he understood he didn’t have to be a girl to do those things, he shrugged it off and was cool with being a boy.</p> <p>Now, if he ever adamantly decides that he is a girl, not that he wants to be a girl, myself, his mom, and his grandma will be okay with that. We just want to make sure he actually is transgender instead of deciding “oh he wants to do these things, so he is a girl.” We are extremely firm believers in making educated decisions. </p> <p>I feel that a transgender four year old is more like a cat who is vegan <b><i>because the cat’s owner’s misunderstood the cat eating grass to mean it is vegan.</i></b><br/></p> </blockquote> <p>👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆</p></blockquote>
Brad Pitt, Family, and Grandma: Adam Morgarn
 @atommorgan
 A transgender four year old is like a
 vegan cat. We all know who's making
 the lifestyle choices.
 9/1/16, 17:50
<p><a href="https://secret-knight.tumblr.com/post/165884404062/areasontobreathe-sari-y-fawr-so-very-true" class="tumblr_blog">secret-knight</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://areasontobreathe.tumblr.com/post/165883591624/sari-y-fawr-so-very-true-kids-that-young-are" class="tumblr_blog">areasontobreathe</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://sari-y-fawr.tumblr.com/post/165880361811/so-very-true" class="tumblr_blog">sari-y-fawr</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>So very true</p></blockquote>
<p>Kids that young are essentially gender neutral, and are still being taught ‘gender norms’ by adults who should know better. </p>
<p>I have the world’s most precious nephew.  When he was 3, he asked his mom and grandma if he could be a girl. Now, my family is smart.  Both his mom and his grandma asked “why?”  He said it was so he could have long hair. </p>
<p>His mom showed him photos of famous musicians with long hair, along with Johnny Depp.  His grandma showed him photos of Brad Pitt, Troy Polamalu, and Jared Leto with long hair.  Then they told him “Boys can have long hair, see?”  He said “oh” and went on about his life being a boy.</p>
<p>When he was 4, this same nephew decided again that he wanted to be a girl. This time, the reason was so he could wear skirts and paint his nails.  Same reaction: his mom and grandma showed him photos of men in kilts, and men with painted nails, and said “boys can do that, too.”  He said “oh”, and decided he was okay being a boy. </p>
<p>At the root of it, he didn’t really want to be a girl. He just wanted to do the same things he saw his mama doing. When he understood he didn’t have to be a girl to do those things, he shrugged it off and was cool with being a boy.</p>
<p>Now, if he ever adamantly decides that he is a girl, not that he wants to be a girl, myself, his mom, and his grandma will be okay with that. We just want to make sure he actually is transgender instead of deciding “oh he wants to do these things, so he is a girl.” We are extremely firm believers in making educated decisions. </p>
<p>I feel that a transgender four year old is more like a cat who is vegan <b><i>because the cat’s owner’s misunderstood the cat eating grass to mean it is vegan.</i></b><br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p>👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆</p></blockquote>

secret-knight: areasontobreathe: sari-y-fawr: So very true Kids that young are essentially gender neutral, and are still being taught ‘gend...

Alive, Anaconda, and Bailey Jay: makaveli-immortalized: Tupac Shakur with Chi Modu Over the years, people have always said that my images of Tupac let them see a side of him beyond the Thug Life image, more about the human being. Before he was loved by the world, he was a young man trying to make his way in a society that is extremely cruel to the less fortunate. He made it his mission to speak for those in his community who needed to hear “keep your head up!” As I travel the globe, I’m amazed at how many people have told me that Tupac saved their lives. His words and passion inspired a generation, and these pictures that we created together help to keep that inspiration alive. It’s always sad when people die young, but if you leave behind the kind of legacy that Tupac did, you never actually die. You remain forever in the hearts and minds of people for generations to come. I knew that about him when we first spent time together in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1994. We both knew the importance of images and we set out to do a thorough job, not knowing what the future would hold. He died two years after that meeting in Atlanta, but his words and these images are all part of his lasting legacy. When I met him on location in Atlanta in ’94 he was quite cooperative and a really nice guy. It was a shoot for The Source magazine, and he arrived early. Tupac was the ultimate professional, and he respected my time and my skills. The public might not know that about him. They think he was just this crazy guy who had no real limits, but he completely understood who he was, and if he understood what you brought to the table, he was easy to deal with. In fact, we got along great. I think a lot of people want to buy into the ‘thug life’ image and the younger side of him, because he was still a young man. Let’s be clear, you kind of forget the ages of these folks. To be so prolific and so young, and have so much power — it’s hard to imagine Even with all the childishness — which I believe was age appropriate in a lot of ways—when you throw power and money in there, even with all that, he had a lot of care and love for his community and for the less fortunate. He always spoke on behalf of black people who were struggling. Even though he wrote songs that many would consider typical hip-hop party music, he also included a lot of black empowerment in his lyrics — “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” “Dear Mama” — which I believe is why women liked him. They loved him because he was real and he cared. We knew the silly side of him too, but who isn’t silly at the age of twenty five? So that never surprised me when he did the zany stuff. He was young and full of power in a world that’s biased against blacks, so what do you expect? Normally when I would see Tupac, I would always think of him being on blast — excited and moving at a hundred miles an hour. But when I first met him he wasn’t really like that. It’s funny how everyone always thinks about Tupac and the ladies, but I never really saw him chasing women that much. He was much more focused on his mission. I think that’s what made him stand out so much from his peers. Because while everybody was partying, this man was trying to make sure he created his legacy. And so here we are decades later talking about the man as if he’s still around. I don’t think you can take lightly the fact that this is two decades later and we’re still talking about this man. After we finished his first Source cover shoot in Atlanta, we went back to his home in Stone Mountain, GA to hang out. He called me aside and showed me his entire gun collection in his bedroom—all his AKs, banana clips, Glocks, everything. Then he moved a picture on the wall in his bedroom, revealing a bullet hole. This was from when he fired a shot in his bedroom because he was on probation and prohibited from going to the firing range. We all laughed afterwards. We would’ve all been in our 40s together, but he never got to his 40s, he didn’t even see his 30s with us. So that’s quite a body of work and experience that he put in during his short time on this Earth. He was one of the few stars who could cross over without compromising his roots. Tupac wasn’t going to compromise, that wasn’t him, but Versace still wanted to use him for their campaign. It’s funny when I see rappers trying to do that sort of thing. I think when you start to move in those commercial circles they make you change yourself to fit. You lose your authenticity, but Tupac wouldn’t allow that of himself. He took the streets with him wherever he went. The portrait shots of Tupac, like the one that’s on the cover of the book, were actually done with a 4x5 camera, which is a view camera. It’s the camera where you put the curtain over your head to focus. It’s large format. It sits on a tripod, and you put the film in, come out from behind the camera, you click it, then you switch the film. Kind of like the old style cameras. At that session in Atlanta, I photographed Tupac with my 4x5 with no assistant. It was just me and his people. When you shoot using a 4x5 you’re really very close to the subject. I was no more than three or four feet from him. I’m there but the gap between us is the camera, even though I’m right there with them. When you’re that close to someone frame after frame, that’s really how they get to know you. You’re almost breathing on each other, and I’m telling him, ‘Lift your head, bring your eyes down.’ I’m giving him instructions so he can look better. Once you spend hours with someone like that, you know them forever. I’m looking at every pore on your face. I’m on your team. In doing that first photo shoot in 4x5, I think that’s what made Tupac so comfortable with me because I was looking in his eyes, he was looking in mine at the same time, and real recognizes real. Once we got to that place we were cool. He gave me pictures he didn’t give anybody else and he said, ‘These are for you, Chi.’ Everybody knows the Thug Life Tupac, and we know that well. But they don’t know the Tupac in the quiet moments. Like that picture of him tying his bandana over his head, the profile shot. That’s an outtake. He was fixing his bandana with a cigarette in his mouth but he was relaxed enough around me where I could just photograph him. As a result you see a picture of a much more gentle Tupac. For me gentle and soft are not the same thing. Tupac was gentle but you wouldn’t dare step to him. He was prepared to take it where it needed to go. He wasn’t afraid. That’s who he was to me, and we got along from the first time we met. We were cool, so I got access to him that no one else could get. Tupac wanted me to shoot his album Me Against the World, he told me to get in touch with the art director in New York. By the time I went there to meet, they had already given the assignment to someone else. What’s funny is I had already taken what would later become the most iconic imagery of Tupac. So when you look at the more famous portraits of Tupac like him tying his bandanna and the Rolling Stone cover, I had already created those pictures before I went to meet the art director to discuss the album. No one knew at the time that the photos I took of him would be the images people remember and not the ones they used on the album. In a way you end up getting your justice if you wait long enough When I set out to take these photographs I knew they were important. I wanted to make sure the images stayed within the community. I wanted to make sure the person who created them was from the community. Historically that never really happens. Most of the visuals of the greats are owned and controlled by other people. That’s tricky because then they can put their interpretation on it. But when you look at my photographs, I’m there with them. I’m one of them even though I’m an observer. I was close enough to live it and I had the skills to document and record it. I had four sessions with him, and since we were close he let me in close. It’s friends hanging out with friends and there just happened to be a camera present. You can see the closeness and the warmth because I didn’t really look at my subjects as just celebrities. I saw them as young black guys like me. It allowed me to get closer and it allowed them to be comfortable and just be who they were. I offered no judgment. I was just there to document and make people look good. Even though I was the creator of these images, I’ve always felt more like the caretaker of them, because he was the world’s Tupac, not just my photo subject. He burned bright when he was here and his flame continues to glow. Thank you for being the voice of the voiceless, Tupac. Rest in peace, brother. Excerpted from Tupac Shakur: Uncategorized by Chi Modu, a 200-page hardcover book featuring over 100 powerful images of Tupac Shakur.
Alive, Anaconda, and Bailey Jay: makaveli-immortalized:
Tupac Shakur with Chi Modu
Over
 the years, people have always said that my images of Tupac let them see
 a side of him beyond the Thug Life image, more about the human being. 
Before he was loved by the world, he was a young man trying to make his 
way in a society that is extremely cruel to the less fortunate. He made 
it his mission to speak for those in his community who needed to hear 
“keep your head up!” As I travel the globe, I’m amazed at how many 
people have told me that Tupac saved their lives. His words and passion 
inspired a generation, and these pictures that we created together help 
to keep that inspiration alive.
It’s
 always sad when people die young, but if you leave behind the kind of 
legacy that Tupac did, you never actually die. You remain forever in the
 hearts and minds of people for generations to come. I knew that about 
him when we first spent time together in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1994. 
We both knew the importance of images and we set out to do a thorough 
job, not knowing what the future would hold. He died two years after 
that meeting in Atlanta, but his words and these images are all part of 
his lasting legacy.
When I met him on location in Atlanta in ’94 he was quite cooperative and a really nice guy. It was a shoot for The Source
 magazine, and he arrived early. Tupac was the ultimate professional, 
and he respected my time and my skills. The public might not know that 
about him. They think he was just this crazy guy who had no real limits,
 but he completely understood who he was, and if he understood what you 
brought to the table, he was easy to deal with. In fact, we got along 
great. I think a lot of people want to buy into the ‘thug life’ image 
and the younger side of him, because he was still a young man. Let’s be 
clear, you kind of forget the ages of these folks. To be so prolific and
 so young, and have so much power — it’s hard to imagine
Even
 with all the childishness — which I believe was age appropriate in a 
lot of ways—when you throw power and money in there, even with all that,
 he had a lot of care and love for his community and for the less 
fortunate. He always spoke on behalf of black people who were 
struggling.
Even
 though he wrote songs that many would consider typical hip-hop party 
music, he also included a lot of black empowerment in his 
lyrics — “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” “Dear Mama” — which I believe is why 
women liked him. They loved him because he was real and he cared. We 
knew the silly side of him too, but who isn’t silly at the age of twenty
 five? So that never surprised me when he did the zany stuff. He was 
young and full of power in a world that’s biased against blacks, so what
 do you expect?
Normally
 when I would see Tupac, I would always think of him being on 
blast — excited and moving at a hundred miles an hour. But when I first 
met him he wasn’t really like that. It’s funny how everyone always 
thinks about Tupac and the ladies, but I never really saw him chasing 
women that much. He was much more focused on his mission. I think that’s
 what made him stand out so much from his peers. Because while everybody
 was partying, this man was trying to make sure he created his legacy. 
And so here we are decades later talking about the man as if he’s still 
around. I don’t think you can take lightly the fact that this is two 
decades later and we’re still talking about this man.
After we finished his first Source
 cover shoot in Atlanta, we went back to his home in Stone Mountain, GA 
to hang out. He called me aside and showed me his entire gun collection 
in his bedroom—all his AKs, banana clips, Glocks, everything. Then he 
moved a picture on the wall in his bedroom, revealing a bullet hole. 
This was from when he fired a shot in his bedroom because he was on 
probation and prohibited from going to the firing range. We all laughed 
afterwards.
We
 would’ve all been in our 40s together, but he never got to his 40s, he 
didn’t even see his 30s with us. So that’s quite a body of work and 
experience that he put in during his short time on this Earth.
He
 was one of the few stars who could cross over without compromising his 
roots. Tupac wasn’t going to compromise, that wasn’t him, but Versace 
still wanted to use him for their campaign. It’s funny when I see 
rappers trying to do that sort of thing. I think when you start to move 
in those commercial circles they make you change yourself to fit. You 
lose your authenticity, but Tupac wouldn’t allow that of himself. He 
took the streets with him wherever he went.
The
 portrait shots of Tupac, like the one that’s on the cover of the book, 
were actually done with a 4x5 camera, which is a view camera. It’s the 
camera where you put the curtain over your head to focus. It’s large 
format. It sits on a tripod, and you put the film in, come out from 
behind the camera, you click it, then you switch the film. Kind of like 
the old style cameras. At that session in Atlanta, I photographed Tupac 
with my 4x5 with no assistant. It was just me and his people. When you 
shoot using a 4x5 you’re really very close to the subject. I was no more
 than three or four feet from him. I’m there but the gap between us is 
the camera, even though I’m right there with them. When you’re that 
close to someone frame after frame, that’s really how they get to know 
you. You’re almost breathing on each other, and I’m telling him, ‘Lift 
your head, bring your eyes down.’ I’m giving him instructions so he can 
look better.
Once
 you spend hours with someone like that, you know them forever. I’m 
looking at every pore on your face. I’m on your team. In doing that 
first photo shoot in 4x5, I think that’s what made Tupac so comfortable 
with me because I was looking in his eyes, he was looking in mine at the
 same time, and real recognizes real. Once we got to that place we were 
cool. He gave me pictures he didn’t give anybody else and he said, 
‘These are for you, Chi.’
Everybody knows the Thug Life
 Tupac, and we know that well. But they don’t know the Tupac in the 
quiet moments. Like that picture of him tying his bandana over his head,
 the profile shot. That’s an outtake. He was fixing his bandana with a 
cigarette in his mouth but he was relaxed enough around me where I could
 just photograph him.
As
 a result you see a picture of a much more gentle Tupac. For me gentle 
and soft are not the same thing. Tupac was gentle but you wouldn’t dare 
step to him. He was prepared to take it where it needed to go. He wasn’t
 afraid. That’s who he was to me, and we got along from the first time 
we met. We were cool, so I got access to him that no one else could get.
Tupac wanted me to shoot his album Me Against the World, he
 told me to get in touch with the art director in New York. By the time I
 went there to meet, they had already given the assignment to someone 
else. What’s funny is I had already taken what would later become the 
most iconic imagery of Tupac. So when you look at the more famous 
portraits of Tupac like him tying his bandanna and the Rolling Stone
 cover, I had already created those pictures before I went to meet the 
art director to discuss the album. No one knew at the time that the 
photos I took of him would be the images people remember and not the 
ones they used on the album. In a way you end up getting your justice if
 you wait long enough
When I set out to take
 these photographs I knew they were important. I wanted to make sure the
 images stayed within the community. I wanted to make sure the person 
who created them was from the community. Historically that never really 
happens. Most of the visuals of the greats are owned and controlled by 
other people. That’s tricky because then they can put their 
interpretation on it. But when you look at my photographs, I’m there 
with them. I’m one of them even though I’m an observer. I was close 
enough to live it and I had the skills to document and record it.
I
 had four sessions with him, and since we were close he let me in close.
 It’s friends hanging out with friends and there just happened to be a 
camera present. You can see the closeness and the warmth because I 
didn’t really look at my subjects as just celebrities. I saw them as 
young black guys like me. It allowed me to get closer and it allowed 
them to be comfortable and just be who they were. I offered no judgment.
 I was just there to document and make people look good.
Even though I was the creator of these images, I’ve always felt more like the caretaker of them, because he was the world’s
 Tupac, not just my photo subject. He burned bright when he was here and
 his flame continues to glow. Thank you for being the voice of the 
voiceless, Tupac. Rest in peace, brother.
Excerpted from Tupac Shakur: Uncategorized by Chi Modu, a 200-page hardcover book featuring over 100 powerful images of Tupac Shakur.

makaveli-immortalized: Tupac Shakur with Chi Modu Over the years, people have always said that my images of Tupac let them see a side of h...

9gag, Bones, and Books: VIA 9GAG.COM Ron Weasley offered the stranger sitting next to him on the train half his sandwich even though it was all he had. Ron Weasley sacrificed himself for the good of Harry and Hermione at age eleven because even then he thought they were more important tharn he was, and the ones worth saving. Ron Weasley was Harry Potter's first friend and the first thing Harry ever had resembling a family. Weasley lived in a cramped house and wore hand me down robes and he didn't even think twice about offering his room and food and family to Harry every break. Ron Weasley took care of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger when they were too busy taking care of the rest of the world to worry about themselves. Ron Weasley stood on broken bones when he was thirteen years old, to tell a man infamous for murder that if he planned on killing his best mate, he would have to go through him first. Ron Weasley was the person Harry would miss most in the world. Ron Weasley was a pureblood wizard who, from a very young age, devoted his life to abolishing blood status, even if he didn't quite understand his own privilege. Ron Weasley gave Dobby his own clothes and socks to be buried in, because he understood how important it would have been to him Ron Weasley thought about saving the house elves when everyone else forgot. If you don't love Ron Weasley, The Boy Who Cared, I don't know what books you read but they weren't the same ones I did. Just gonna go cry.. a lot..
9gag, Bones, and Books: VIA 9GAG.COM
 Ron Weasley offered the stranger sitting next to
 him on the train half his sandwich even though it
 was all he had.
 Ron Weasley sacrificed himself for the good of
 Harry and Hermione at age eleven because even
 then he thought they were more important tharn
 he was, and the ones worth saving.
 Ron Weasley was Harry Potter's first friend and
 the first thing Harry ever had resembling a family.
 Weasley lived in a cramped house and wore
 hand me down robes and he didn't even think
 twice about offering his room and food and family
 to Harry every break.
 Ron Weasley took care of Harry Potter and
 Hermione Granger when they were too busy
 taking care of the rest of the world to worry
 about themselves.
 Ron Weasley stood on broken bones when he
 was thirteen years old, to tell a man infamous for
 murder that if he planned on killing his best mate,
 he would have to go through him first.
 Ron Weasley was the person Harry would miss
 most in the world.
 Ron Weasley was a pureblood wizard who, from
 a very young age, devoted his life to abolishing
 blood status, even if he didn't quite understand
 his own privilege.
 Ron Weasley gave Dobby his own clothes and
 socks to be buried in, because he understood
 how important it would have been to him
 Ron Weasley thought about saving the house
 elves when everyone else forgot.
 If you don't love Ron Weasley, The Boy Who
 Cared, I don't know what books you read but
 they weren't the same ones I did.
Just gonna go cry.. a lot..

Just gonna go cry.. a lot..

Dogs, Family, and Irish: A DOG'S PURPOSE ACCORDING TO A 6 YEAR OLD Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter tharn human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up,"I know why." Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. l'd never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long." <p>A Dog’s Purpose According To A Little Kid.</p>
Dogs, Family, and Irish: A DOG'S PURPOSE ACCORDING
 TO A 6 YEAR OLD
 Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a
 ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog's
 owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane,
 were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping
 for a miracle.
 I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer.
 I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker,
 and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for
 the old dog in their home.
 As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they
 thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to
 observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane
 might learn something from the experience.
 The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as
 Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so
 calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I
 wondered if he understood what was going on. Within
 a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
 The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition
 without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together
 for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud
 about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter tharn
 human lives.
 Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up,"I
 know why."
 Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his
 mouth next stunned me. l'd never heard a more
 comforting explanation. He said, "People are born so
 that they can learn how to live a good life like loving
 everybody all the time and being nice, right?"
 The six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know
 how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."
<p>A Dog’s Purpose According To A Little Kid.</p>

A Dog’s Purpose According To A Little Kid.

Bones, Books, and Clothes: solemnlyswearr Ron Weasley offered the stranger sitting next to him on the train half his sandwich even though it was all he had Ron Weasley sacrificed himself for the good of Harry and Hermione at age eleven because even then he thought they were more important than he was, and the ones worth saving Ron Weasley was Harry Potter's first friend and the first thing Harry ever had resembling a family Ron Weasley lived in a cramped house and wore hand me down robes and he didn't even think twice about offering his room and food and family to Harry every break. Ron Weasley took care of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger when they were too busy taking care of the rest of the world to worry about themselves. Ron Weasley stood on broken bones when he was thirteen years old, to tell a man infamous for murder that if he planned on killing his best mate, he would have to go through him first. Ron Weasley was the person Harry would miss most in the world Ron Weasley was a pureblood wizard who, from his life to abolishing blood status, even if he didn't quite understand his own privilege a very young age, devoted Ron Weasley gave Dobby his own clothes and socks to be buried in, because he understood how important it would have been to him. Ron Weasley thought about saving the house elves when everyone else forgot. If you don't love Ron Weasley, The Boy Who Cared, I don't know what books you read but they weren't the same ones I did The boy who cared [x-post /r/HarryPotter]
Bones, Books, and Clothes: solemnlyswearr
 Ron Weasley offered the stranger sitting next to him on the train half his
 sandwich even though it was all he had
 Ron Weasley sacrificed himself for the good of Harry and Hermione at age
 eleven because even then he thought they were more important than he
 was, and the ones worth saving
 Ron Weasley was Harry Potter's first friend and the first thing Harry ever
 had resembling a family
 Ron Weasley lived in a cramped house and wore hand me down robes and
 he didn't even think twice about offering his room and food and family to
 Harry every break.
 Ron Weasley took care of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger when they
 were too busy taking care of the rest of the world to worry about
 themselves.
 Ron Weasley stood on broken bones when he was thirteen years old, to tell
 a man infamous for murder that if he planned on killing his best mate, he
 would have to go through him first.
 Ron Weasley was the person Harry would miss most in the world
 Ron Weasley was a pureblood wizard who, from
 his life to abolishing blood status, even if he didn't quite understand his own
 privilege
 a very young age, devoted
 Ron Weasley gave Dobby his own clothes and socks to be buried in,
 because he understood how important it would have been to him.
 Ron Weasley thought about saving the house elves when everyone else
 forgot.
 If you don't love Ron Weasley, The Boy Who Cared, I don't know what
 books you read but they weren't the same ones I did
The boy who cared [x-post /r/HarryPotter]

The boy who cared [x-post /r/HarryPotter]

Dogs, Family, and Irish: A DOG'S PURPOSE ACCORDING TO A 6 YEAR OLD Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter tharn human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up,"I know why." Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. l'd never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long." <p>A Dog’s Purpose According To A Little Kid.</p>
Dogs, Family, and Irish: A DOG'S PURPOSE ACCORDING
 TO A 6 YEAR OLD
 Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a
 ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog's
 owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane,
 were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping
 for a miracle.
 I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer.
 I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker,
 and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for
 the old dog in their home.
 As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they
 thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to
 observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane
 might learn something from the experience.
 The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as
 Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so
 calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I
 wondered if he understood what was going on. Within
 a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
 The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition
 without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together
 for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud
 about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter tharn
 human lives.
 Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up,"I
 know why."
 Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his
 mouth next stunned me. l'd never heard a more
 comforting explanation. He said, "People are born so
 that they can learn how to live a good life like loving
 everybody all the time and being nice, right?"
 The six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know
 how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."
<p>A Dog’s Purpose According To A Little Kid.</p>

A Dog’s Purpose According To A Little Kid.

Being Alone, Anaconda, and Bad: CALLEC AND I SHOOK HANDS WITH AL AFTER HE GOT HIS ORIGINAL BACK THOSE TRISHA, KIDS GOT YOU 9 PLUS THEY HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS! THEIR WOULD BODIES HAVE BACK BY BEEN USING A SO METHOD PROUD THAT I ENER THOUGHT OF! THERE ARE EVEN PEOPLE WHO CRY BECAUSE THEYRE SO HAPPY FOR THEM! roymaes: Important Things to Remember about Van Hohenheim: He was born as a slave and manipulated into being involved in the genocide of his own race, then forced to live with the burden of having an immortal body filled with the crying souls of the thousands of people who had died. He devoted at least a couple of centuries conversing with over 500,000 souls, getting to know each and every one of them, befriending them, and cooperating with them. Hohenheim did not leave his children alone. He left them in the (more than capable) hands of Trisha, where he knew they would be raised well. He trusted that Trisha would be able to explain his absence to Ed Al without revealing the truth about his body. He couldn’t have anticipated her death, and as he was travelling the entire country he had no way of keeping in contact with Trisha to check that she and their sons were doing ok (this is assuming the Elrics didn’t have a telephone). Hohenheim had difficulty interacting with people, even his own family. He would probably have a very hard time writing letters back home, or talking to Trisha on the phone. He more than likely thought it best to keep his distance 100% until he could return home for fear of ruining any of his relationships with his family. Hohenheim was immortal and had already lived for hundreds of years. A year or two probably wouldn’t have seemed like a long time to somebody with such a huge lifespan. Hohenheim likely still pictured his sons as young children, even after 10 years of not seeing them. When Hohenheim returned to Resembool he expected to be greeted by the love of his life and his two young boys standing at the doorway to his family home. Instead he found a pile of burnt rubble, Trisha’s grave, Edward’s automail, and Alphonse’s empty body. He completely blamed himself for Ed and Al’s attempt at human transmutation and subsequent injuries. He understood that they were lonely, grieving children and in his eyes the fault was all down to him and - taboo or not - the brothers had not done anything wrong. Despite being the most powerful character in the FMA universe, Hohenheim was a pacifist and did not fight or injure a single person in the whole series. He always put everyone else before himself. The things which made him happiest in the whole world were all to do with his children. Alphonse trusting him, Ed and Al helping him on the promised day, Ed calling him Dad for the first time, getting to shake Al’s hand after recovering his body… his whole life revolved around his sons as soon as he met up with them again. He was willing to sacrifice himself for Ed and Al’s sake. He died happy because he was so proud of Ed and Al and he knew that they had made incredible friends who would look after them for the rest of their lives. Without him everyone would be dead. All he wanted was a normal life. Van Hohenheim was not a bad person. Van Hohenheim was not a bad father. (Bonus): He is romantically cheesy as hell He wears glasses just so he looks slightly different to Father He used to fly into an Ed-like rage whenever anyone called him unintelligent The first thing he said to Alphonse after reuniting with him was, “My vintage armor!!” One of the first things he said to Edward after reuniting with him was, “we have the same hairstyle”.
Being Alone, Anaconda, and Bad: CALLEC
 AND I
 SHOOK
 HANDS
 WITH AL
 AFTER
 HE GOT
 HIS
 ORIGINAL
 BACK
 THOSE TRISHA,
 KIDS GOT YOU
 9
 PLUS
 THEY HAVE
 A LOT OF
 FRIENDS!
 THEIR WOULD
 BODIES HAVE
 BACK BY BEEN
 USING A SO
 METHOD PROUD
 THAT I
 ENER
 THOUGHT
 OF!
 THERE
 ARE EVEN
 PEOPLE
 WHO CRY
 BECAUSE
 THEYRE
 SO HAPPY
 FOR
 THEM!
roymaes:
Important Things to Remember about Van Hohenheim:
He was born as a slave and manipulated into being involved in the genocide of his own race, then forced to live with the burden of having an immortal body filled with the crying souls of the thousands of people who had died.
He devoted at least a couple of centuries conversing with over 500,000 souls, getting to know each and every one of them, befriending them, and cooperating with them.
Hohenheim did not leave his children alone. He left them in the (more than capable) hands of Trisha, where he knew they would be raised well. He trusted that Trisha would be able to explain his absence to Ed  Al without revealing the truth about his body. He couldn’t have anticipated her death, and as he was travelling the entire country he had no way of keeping in contact with Trisha to check that she and their sons were doing ok (this is assuming the Elrics didn’t have a telephone).

Hohenheim had difficulty interacting with people, even his own family. He would probably have a very hard time writing letters back home, or talking to Trisha on the phone. He more than likely thought it best to keep his distance 100% until he could return home for fear of ruining any of his relationships with his family.
Hohenheim was immortal and had already lived for hundreds of years. A year or two probably wouldn’t have seemed like a long time to somebody with such a huge lifespan. Hohenheim likely still pictured his sons as young children, even after 10 years of not seeing them.

When Hohenheim returned to Resembool he expected to be greeted by the love of his life and his two young boys standing at the doorway to his family home. Instead he found a pile of burnt rubble, Trisha’s grave, Edward’s automail, and Alphonse’s empty body.

He completely blamed himself for Ed and Al’s attempt at human transmutation and subsequent injuries. He understood that they were lonely, grieving children and in his eyes the fault was all down to him and - taboo or not - the brothers had not done anything wrong.
Despite being the most powerful character in the FMA universe, Hohenheim was a pacifist and did not fight or injure a single person in the whole series.
He always put everyone else before himself.

The things which made him happiest in the whole world were all to do with his children. Alphonse trusting him, Ed and Al helping him on the promised day, Ed calling him Dad for the first time, getting to shake Al’s hand after recovering his body… his whole life revolved around his sons as soon as he met up with them again. He was willing to sacrifice himself for Ed and Al’s sake.

He died happy because he was so proud of Ed and Al and he knew that they had made incredible friends who would look after them for the rest of their lives.
Without him everyone would be dead.
All he wanted was a normal life.
Van Hohenheim was not a bad person.

Van Hohenheim was not a bad father.
(Bonus):
He is romantically cheesy as hell
He wears glasses just so he looks slightly different to Father
He used to fly into an Ed-like rage whenever anyone called him unintelligent
The first thing he said to Alphonse after reuniting with him was, “My vintage armor!!”
One of the first things he said to Edward after reuniting with him was, “we have the same hairstyle”.

roymaes: Important Things to Remember about Van Hohenheim: He was born as a slave and manipulated into being involved in the genocide of his...