rhamphotheca:

California Quail (Callipepla californica) are very social birds. 
During the breeding season, females will often form multi-family flocks with other females and their young; frequently, multiple males - not always the genetic fathers of the chicks - will also join the group. 
Adults that participate in this tend to live longer than those that don’t, perhaps because of the greater number of eyes watching for predators. In the fall and winter, birds come together in coveys numbering as many as 75 individuals, typically including many family groups. 
During courtship and breeding, males and females call antiphonally - that is, they alternate calls in a form of duet. Both males and females bear the distinctive plume, though it is darker in males than females. The plume appears to be a single feather, but is actually made up of six. photograph by Len Blumin on Flickr
(via: Peterson Field Guides)

rhamphotheca:

California Quail (Callipepla californica) are very social birds.

During the breeding season, females will often form multi-family flocks with other females and their young; frequently, multiple males - not always the genetic fathers of the chicks - will also join the group.

Adults that participate in this tend to live longer than those that don’t, perhaps because of the greater number of eyes watching for predators. In the fall and winter, birds come together in coveys numbering as many as 75 individuals, typically including many family groups.

During courtship and breeding, males and females call antiphonally - that is, they alternate calls in a form of duet. Both males and females bear the distinctive plume, though it is darker in males than females. The plume appears to be a single feather, but is actually made up of six.

photograph by Len Blumin on Flickr

(via: Peterson Field Guides)

Mewtwo: i see now that the circumstances of ones birth are irrelevant. it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.

Mew: mew

person: how are you? are you okay?

me: I'm fine.

me: I'm just tired.

me: I'm doing great.

me: *starts screaming and never stops*

The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.

Scott Woods (X)

he motherfucking dropped the truth.

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THAT’S THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR OWNING EVERYTHING

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this is a super important explanation to think about whenever you feel like telling someone that something isn’t racist because you don’t hate x person.

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I probably reblogged in the past, but here it is again in that case.

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disneyconceptsandstuff:

James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot: 

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.