A Canadian Abroad

“Not all those who wander are lost.”




Illustrator Lili Chin's adorable series Dogs of the World illustrates 192 breeds of dogs grouped according to geographical origin.













This is so cool. Not just because it lists some really cool breeds and what places they originated (Bull Arabs are cooooool as hell, and Latin America makes some stunning breeds), but because you can also get a nice peek into what needs the people in their respective regions of origin have!

The difference between Africa’s dogs, and dogs from Switzerland, the Middle East, or Ireland is staggering.

Dogs were bred to be not only companions, but tools, so our lives exclusively benefit one another, and our survival is intertwined. Think about what is required of the Ridgeback, of the Gull Terrier of Pakistan, the Bernese Mountain dog, the Cane Corso, the Corgi, the Samoyed. And ask yourself how fucking cool it is that all of these animals were exclusively created to EXCEL in their home regions, in their familiar terrain, be it farmland, snow capped mountains, lush fields with rodents to chase, or a vast, dry flatland with lions that need to be chased off, or in a pit, in a war, whatever.

This is so cool because you can connect those regions very richly with the doggies they created and see what they’re probably like based on the purpose of the dog, it’s build, etc.


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I’m crying.

LMAOOOOOOOOO the screaming in the beginning

"mr. owl"
"oh jesus christ"
"please don’t give me that look"
"please don’t fly"


That owl is 30000000% done

every time this video graces me with its presence i feel obliged to reblog it

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For once, there’s some good news coming out of Ferguson


The Highway Patrol of St. Louis has taken over for the St. Louis PD. Their captain is from Ferguson, and has been marching with the protesters. 

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Ok: 1 (pics pls :P), 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 28, 37, 41, 47 xxx
— excitedrainbow

1: What are you wearing?
Blue jeans, a yellow tshirt that proclaims I’m from Malaysia (I’m not), and my red Canada hoodie (I am). (And use your imagination :P)

8: OTP?
Argh. I hate these questions. Most of the time it’s hard for me to see any romance in a show. I watch for the plot! :) Bering and Wells (Warehouse 13), I guess. My ships usually don’t end well.

9: Favo(u)rite Show?
Babylon 5. Hands down. Tight storytelling that continued in arcs that sometimes lasted multiple seasons. Characters that had definitely grown from the first time they appeared on screen until their last scene. Layered scenes with Easter Eggs that you can find on multiple viewings (we actually *see* a Ranger before we know what those are!). Oh, and the first canonically bisexual woman in sci-fi.

10: Favo(u)rite bands?
Metric, Radiohead, Dragonette, Garbage, Stars, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. To name a few.

11: Something you miss?

12: Favo(u)rite song?

ARGH! My mind just blanked.
Right now, it’s Side A of my mixtape. That’s a song, right? It’s a continuous piece of music :P

16: Favo(u)rite Quote?
"Never surrender dreams" J. Michael Straczynski. I had that engraved on my first iPod. It’s nice, succinct, and a good reminder that you don’t have to let go of your passions.

17: Favo(u)rite singer?
It’s a toss up between two, I suppose. Shirley Manson - that woman *owns* the stage. Bruce Springsteen as well. I like songs that tell stories, and that’s what he does best.

18: Favo(u)rite colo(u)r?

20: Where do you go when you’re sad?
Inside my head. Very, very deep inside my head. I’m awful.

23: Ever been in a physical fight?
Yup. Tussled with the brother once or twice. Or a dozen times. Otherwise, there was the almost fight at the Senators-Leafs game once. I was ready to hold my mother back, in case it escalated. Damn drunk Sens fans. Guys ended up nearly taking a header down the seats in front of them. Pretty sure they got ejected.

24: Turn on?
An all-around intelligence.

25: Turn off?
Someone who doesn’t hear me when I’m talking.

28: Last thing that made you cry?
Someone linked me to Ken Liu’s short story “Paper Menagerie”. I didn’t think that I would be that affected, but I literally had tears rolling down my cheeks.

37: Place you want to visit?
Just one? The first thing that springs to mind is Bletchley Park. And probably Alan Turing’s statue in Manchester. I wish I could pay my respects to that man.

41: Last time you were insulted and what was it?
Heh. And I quote from a Facebook post from a few months ago:

"Sometimes, being a female on a team that’s 90% cis-male really sucks. Context: a few days ago I raised an objection at a team meeting when the image for "Level 0" in our "gamified" stats (thought up because some slackers aren’t doing their damn jobs) was shown to be former Aussie PM Julia Gillard, while other levels were different version of the Hulk. I said that perhaps the two women on the team wouldn’t appreciate what that represented. Today, I had to explain to the idiot team lead in Sydney that it wasn’t the fact that there weren’t other female superheroes represented (though yes, that’s another issue that should be addressed). It’s the fact that you used a strong female leader as the absolute baseline of your pet project and then proceeded to exclaim how terrible it was to be at Level 0, AKA "a Julia"."

47: Last song you sang?
Thunder Road, along with thousands of other people at the Bruce Springsteen concert. Of course, there were other songs later on that night, but Thunder Road was and always is, special.


Meet Marvel comics’ new Thor - she’s not what you’d expect! 

Learn more & see some exclusive art from the upcoming comics serieshttp://bit.ly/1ymF6LN


Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THORwritten by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of ThunderOriginal Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops).

This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain American, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge will who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?

“The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute - she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”

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1:  What are you wearing?

2:  Ever been in love?

3:  Ever had a terrible breakup?

4:  How tall are you?

5:  How much do you weigh?

6:  Any tattoos do you want?

7:  Any piercings that you want?

8:  OTP?

9:  Favorite Show?

10:  Favorite bands?

11:  Something you miss?

12:  Favorite song?

13:  How old are you?

14:  Zodiac sign?

15:  Hair Color?

16:  Favorite Quote?

17:  Favorite singer?

18:  Favorite color?

19:  Loud music or soft?

20:  Where do you go when you're sad?

21:  How long does it take you to shower?

22:  How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

23:  Ever been in a physical fight?

24:  Turn on?

25:  Turn off?

26:  The reason I joined Tumblr?

27:  Fears?

28:  Last thing that made you cry?

29:  Last time you cried?

30:  Meaning behind your url

31:  Last book you read?

32:  Last song you listened to?

33:  Last show you watched?

34:  Last person you talked to?

35:  The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

36:  Favorite food?

37:  Place you want to visit?

38:  Last place you were?

39:  Do you have a crush?

40:  Last time you kissed someone?

41:  Last time you were insulted and what was it?

42:  What color underwear are you wearing?

43:  What color shirt are you wearing?

44:  What color bottoms are you wearing?

45:  Wearing any bracelets?

46:  Last sport you played?

47:  Last song you sang?

48:  Last prank call you remember doing?

49:  Last time you hung out with anyone?

50:  Favorite movie?