State of Idaho plans to poison up to 4,000 Common Ravens.
Justification: Ravens prey on the eggs of the imperiled Greater Sage-Grouse. Yet of 19 reasons for the grouse’s declining numbers, predation by other wildlife comes in at #12. Providing protected areas and requiring sustainable land management are the most important ways to conserve the grouse, not killing avian predators.
(via: American Bird Conservancy)
It’s really close, please sign guys!
killing one species to ‘protect’ another is a horrible approach to anything. Have people not learned by now? And how many other animals would this inevitably poison? Ones that would also not only ingest the poison, but the poisoned bird carcasses.
What is wrong with people.
Crows and Ravens hold a sacred position in the Mythos of North America, they should be honored and revered not murdered.
This video might be the most clever way to raise money for dogs in need, because all you need to do is watch it.
"Just by watching these puppies, you’re raising money for dogs in need," says the narrator in the video above. "You see, if a video goes viral, YouTube shares the money they made from advertising with whoever made the video, and in this case, every dollar we earn will go toward feeding, treating and finding homes for dogs who haven’t been as lucky as us."
The video comes from The Pedigree Adoption Drive, and ends by imploring viewers to share because the more views received, the more money will be raised.
So share this video. You know, for the dogs.
#the last one just gets me so bad because he already feels helpless without his arm so he tries to back away but subconciously he thinks it’s#still there#so he falls on his face and it hits him even harder how helpless he is#and then he tries to give his life to save his brother again because it’s the only thing he can do#and ed is just such a strong kid that everyone forgets he’s just a kid but he really is#and it hits you like a freight train in the last one#cries ok I’m done
I’m sorry but that was needed cause it made me cry. ;w;”’
Momma want to make sure you all stay safe and happy, so here are a list of things to do if you feel like you need to hurt yourself.
- Scribble on people in magazines
- Smile into a mirror
- Create something- a drawing, a clay figure, write down what’s bothering you, anything- and destroy it.
- Call a crisis help line.
- Befrienders.org is away to find helplines by country
- Go to Blahtherapy.com
- Hold an ice cube in your hand or your mouth
- Rub ice on the place you used to cut
- Clap hard
- Snap a rubber band
- Draw on yourself in marker
- Blast music
- Pop bubble wrap
- Take a bath
- Count to ten. Get louder with every number.
- Braid something
…But there’s more!
Here are some links:
Need a distraction?
Disney and Marvel Movies
Remember; Momma would rather you safe and happy. Momma loves you. You are worth it. Everyone is.
Momma is so, so proud.
Momma is bringing this back. Be gentle with yourselves.and you can always come to this blog, we will love to help
The whole film took me altogether about 5 grueling months (usually 10-12hours a day) to do. I often felt my butt was going to grow into the chair I usually sat at.
Please note that this was simply my way of doing my film to achieve the soft-shaded style I wanted; there are many other ways of doing this and some are a lot faster with different results~! :)
- My film on DeviantArt | My film on Vimeo
- My film gifs on Tumblr
- You can see my storyboard animatic here (although the original had music, but like I mentioned, my placeholder music was by Joe Hisaishi, you know, Miyazaki’s composer, so it’s not really legal to upload it).
This tut differs a bit from my dA version, because tumblr lets me put the combination of gifs and jpegs :D.
Here’s a book that will really help you start animating:
here’s some books that are good for composition, storytelling and colours:
- Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation
- The Art of Pixar: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation
- Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts
I hope these helped
I ask that no one removes the credit or source for this tutorial/guide please. thanks :)
And this is a keeper! No doubt about that! :)
I’m just gonna put this one on standby
for when I start my senior film!