|—||Marilyn Monroe (via soulsscrawl)|
Petition: Hong Kong Government: Legislate a ban on the sale and possession of shark fin in Hong Kong.
From Honduras to New Caledonia, from the Bahamas to the Maldives, the people have spoken. And governments have listened. Now is the time for Hong Kong to wake up! The public is ready. The business sector is behind us. Now is the time for a total sale and possession ban on shark fin in Hong Kong. By doing so, Hong Kong will take a giant step to join the conservation efforts of numerous countries around the world who have enacted shark protection legislation. In Latin America it will join Honduras. In the United States it will join California, New York, Hawaii, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and Oregon. In the Pacific region it will join Palau, Tokelau, Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and New Caledonia. Even China has agreed to stop serving shark fin soup at official banquets, to take effect in the next year or two.
Banning shark fin from the streets of Hong Kong will be the single most important marine conservation achievement of the year. It will be an important step towards protecting the health of our oceans. It will also remove the stain on Hong Kong’s reputation as a world-class tourism hub.
This petition is endorsed by: Shark Rescue
BALLSIEST. PETITION. EVER.
IF THERE WAS EVER A HEAD TO THIS DRAGON - THERE IT IS.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE THIS WOULD MAKE??? WITHOUT THE ISSUE OF SHARK FIN SOUP WE COULD CONCENTRATE ON THE ISSUE OF BYCATCH AND SOLVE THIS ISSUE PERMANENTLY.
THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE SIGN IT
Yet again, more notes than signatures. Actually sign these things, people. Ugh.
This is far too upsetting.
Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; ‘Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?’ > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.’ ‘I miss you and I want to see you’ > ‘I’m worried about you.’
A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep saying: ‘I want to see you’ ‘Let’s do this thing.’ ‘If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.’ ‘Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?’
|—||Captain Awkward, “#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression?” (via mrsfscottfitzgerald)|
All 5 main dragons of HTTYD in Maya style!
I’ll definitely be doing more of these in the future, they were a lot of fun.
We are Groot
There’s a difference between somebody who wants you and somebody who would do anything to keep you.
I knew it all along. I fucking knew it but you still swore it wasn’t true. I’m not a fucking idiot.
Tiny starfishes I captured in the aquariums of Artis Royal Zoo, Amsterdam
i need to say this everyday
Oh, I’m sorry! Of course!
I miss everyone back home. Especially my previous coworkers as of now… They make me feel so important, even though I’m not a part of the team anymore. They still check up on me when I’m not okay. They’re my family and I love them so much. I am so lucky to have met these people. I am so grateful. I never ever want to lose these friends. I’d be severely devastated.