A Phoenix Florid

[primarily reblogs and sometimes art maybe sort of?]
queensimia:

sealprinceling:

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

Reblogging for the commentary thank you fuck ugh!!!

Eddie and I were discussing this last night. Synchronicity, yo.

queensimia:

sealprinceling:

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

Photo source

Fact check source

#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

Reblogging for the commentary thank you fuck ugh!!!

Eddie and I were discussing this last night. Synchronicity, yo.

(via secretalbatross)

shiftingpath:

godtierrpg:

Olori Janeh and her brother Saleh, Rawar Alasa, Kalah Sijit and her brother Hanas.
Dragon-Blooded, and the Chosen of Fire, Air, Earth, Wood, and Water, respectively. Born into the Low First Age in the world of Creation.
Characters made with some friends that we are going to run the literal second Exalted 3E comes out. Art credits here.

oh my god these guys are so adorable

shiftingpath:

godtierrpg:

Olori Janeh and her brother Saleh, Rawar Alasa, Kalah Sijit and her brother Hanas.

Dragon-Blooded, and the Chosen of Fire, Air, Earth, Wood, and Water, respectively. Born into the Low First Age in the world of Creation.

Characters made with some friends that we are going to run the literal second Exalted 3E comes out. Art credits here.

oh my god these guys are so adorable

professorzilla:

Like father, like son
For the fantabulous PTPS, who loves herself some fussy Alfendi :)
I confess I still haven’t played Layton Brothers: Mystery Room yet, as I don’t have any devices compatible currently, so I can only hope I did this fellah justice.
C’mon Alfendi, Daddy can do this in 30 seconds. Make your father proud ;)

professorzilla:

Like father, like son

For the fantabulous PTPS, who loves herself some fussy Alfendi :)

I confess I still haven’t played Layton Brothers: Mystery Room yet, as I don’t have any devices compatible currently, so I can only hope I did this fellah justice.

C’mon Alfendi, Daddy can do this in 30 seconds. Make your father proud ;)

(via phantomprof)

autoeuphoric:

this is the most perfect screenshot I’ve ever taken.

autoeuphoric:

this is the most perfect screenshot I’ve ever taken.

The girl I used to be
Has a terrible case of mistaken identity
And yesterday’s girl is not what you see
It’s a terrible case of mistaken identity