16 Aug 14 at 3 pm


Photos by Gerry Ellis from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park. Here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. The elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

When elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. Grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. But as Dame Daphne Sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

Approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. With an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of Africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

CBC’s The Nature of Things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. You can foster an elephant with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust online here. For more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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13 Aug 14 at 12 am





A mother’s worst nightmare.

She was preaching

this gave me chills

RIP Michael Brown

You’re not human if you don’t get at least one chill down your spine.

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12 Aug 14 at 2 pm

Ahunnaya (via perfect)

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I stopped telling myself that I’m lost.

I’m not.

I’m on a road with no destination, I’m just driving with hope that I’ll find a place that I like and I’ll stay there.

I’m not lost, I’m on my way.


12 Aug 14 at 2 pm


Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges, “The Fisher King” (1991).


Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges, “The Fisher King” (1991).
10 Aug 14 at 9 pm

Why can’t modern Christians be intelligent like him…

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tags: charles lamb  fear 
Why can’t modern Christians be intelligent like him…
10 Aug 14 at 2 am

I’m not sure It’s not Clear let me find an answer for you I will not say it can’t be done I’ve Missed it pissed it kissed it away Now there’s silence only silence Lonely Silence I don’t hear anyone No turning back I’ve gone too far Cut thru my Skin I can’t be who you Are

I guess I don’t fit in


Invincible, by Today Is The Day
"Bubblebop Shot"
Soul Discharge '99 (Japanese Release)
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Sadness Will Prevail
29 Jul 14 at 3 pm

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tags: garfield 
29 Jul 14 at 2 am


I know the term “Lovecraftian” is thrown about a wee bit too often these days, but honestly, I think King Ghidorah’s origin in the Godzilla sequel(s) needs to be something along the lines of “At the Mountains of Madness”. If Edwards and his crew manage to strike the right balance between Ghidorah’s meteor crashing-origin in his first film, and some Lovecraftian ancient astronaut/Antarctic horror, they would be on to a definite winner.

Exactly. In the Godzilla art book it has concept drawings of finding Godzilla and another creature interlocked in battle or a Godzilla carcass in Siberia, though they dumped the ideas because the stupid Man of Steel had Superman’s race space ship frozen in Siberia… It would be awesome if they use the idea of finding King Ghidorah frozen somewhere in the artic, like in an meteor, so Monarch or some organization/military reawakens him. I find that to be damn good idea and fitting for Godzilla’s most powerful foe.