I’m writing a modern version of Romeo and Juliet for english class and I’m making them dumb teenagers like they should be and I thought tumblr might appreciate some excerpts from my planning document
im like 80% sure all texans ride horses to school and carry around pistols and cowboy hats
As a Texan, I can confirm this
|—||Clementine von Radics (via rhydonmyhardon)|
Have you ever felt a potential love for someone?
Like, you don’t actually love them and you know you don’t, but you know you could. You realise that you could easily fall in love with them. It’s almost like the bud of a flower, ready to blossom but it’s just not quite there yet. And you like them a lot, you really do. You think about them often, but you don’t love them. You could, though. You know you could.
My god the accuracy of this statement
PEETA IS THE REASON KATNISS DOESN’T GET SHANKED BY THE CAREER PACK IN THE FIRST BOOK AND ALSO PART OF THE REASON THEY GET SPONSORS IN THE QUARTER QUELL BECAUSE HE DROPS THE BABY BOMB AND THE STAR CROSSED LOVERS THING WAS HIS IDEA DON’T TELL ME PEETA MELLARK FUCKS UP BECAUSE HE IS THE BRAINS BEHIND THE OPERATION
holy shit dude
If you don’t know Alex, I suggest you read up on him. Because yeah, sure, any parrot can mimic, but Alex was one of the first to prove on many occasions that he understood the meaning behind the words he said.
With that in mind, just think about what he said for a sec. Alex had to understand on some level that death means leaving. That’s fucking mindblowing.
Alex also was shown to have the intelligence of a young child, anywhere from 3 to 5 years old. He could do basic addition and subtraction, and independently taught himself the concept of zero (something that most CIVILIZATIONS couldn’t do!) He had a vocabulary of thousands of words, some of which he made up himself, and had deep interpersonal bonds with many scientists and trainers, as well as other parrots.
Alex the parrot is basically the coolest bird ever.
animals are often smarter than you think. There is/was a gorilla they taught sign language to. And one day she asked for a kitten. they gave her a stuffed animal but she signed sad. She wanted a real one. She was allowed to choose one from a litter.
She named it All Ball and she loved it.
Except one day All Ball escaped from the cage and was hit by a car. And this shows you just how much animals can understand. They signed what had happened but didn’t think the gorilla would understand. But she started making weeping, howling/crying sounds and the signs for bad, sad, etc.
And then “Sleep, cat”. She understood death.
She’s had two kittens since then.
Animals understand more than you think. Depends on the animal, yes.
everytime i see someone saying they are better than other people because they listen to the beatles i just think about this documentary i once watched where they filmed beatlemaniacs during the 60’s and they interviewed both boys and girls who were just so happy and…