Polychrome Menagerie

A growing collection of things I love.

ATTENTION LGBTQ YOUTH IN TEXAS:

skinpigeon:

lezbian-chic:

Governor elections are coming up really soon.

Your main tickets are:

Tx. attorney general Greg Abbott (R)

Senator Wendy Davis (D)


Abbott is for “traditional values” AKA against gay rights.

Davis is all for LGBTQ rights.

IF WENDY DAVIS IS ELECTED TEXAS MAY FINALLY LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE BY NEXT YEAR.

ALL WE NEED TO DO IS VOTE!!!!!


REBLOG TO SAVE LIVES

please for the love of all that is holy

posted on 7/27/2014, with 14,472 notes (source: lezbian-chic) — reblog
drcabl3:

jessicreep:

kittydoom:

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Um yes!

I still want to bulk buy these and adonize  batch pink.

drcabl3:

jessicreep:

kittydoom:

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Um yes!

I still want to bulk buy these and adonize  batch pink.

posted on 7/27/2014, with 32,743 notes (source: kittydoom) — reblog

(Source: lovebird-papinen)

posted on 7/27/2014, with 2,368 notes (source: lovebird-papinen) — reblog
leprincelointain:

Willy Pogany (1882-1955), Illustration pour “Lohengrin” de l’Über- Mirobolifique Richard Wagner.

leprincelointain:

Willy Pogany (1882-1955), Illustration pour “Lohengrin” de l’Über- Mirobolifique Richard Wagner.

posted on 7/27/2014, with 289 notes (source: leprincelointain) — reblog

bibliophilicwitch:

bibliophilicwitch:

Bibliophilicwitch’s 3k Giveaway!

I’ve been running bibliophilicwitch (then witchfulthinking) for over two and a half years. I have gone from solely blogging pagan and witchcraft to admitting that this is a personal blog to being a personal spiritual book blog that reblogs pretty pictures of nature, occult, books, mori kei clothing, and fountain pens - and somehow this hodgepodge has attracted 3000 of you guys. Holy buckets! I can’t let such a momentous number be left to pass unnoticed, so here is a give away!

Rules 

  • must be following me as this is a thank you to my sweet followers
  • reblog/like as many times as you wish, but please don’t spam your followers
  • no give-away/contest blogs
  • open internationally
  • after the winner is selected they will receive a message in their ask box; your ask must be open in order to qualify and you must claim their prize within 48 hours.
  • open until August 21

The winner will receive a book that they can select from the list of my favorites listed above. When able, I will be giving away a hardcover, though there are a few that are out only available in certain formats. The book will be bought and shipped via Book Depository. While the give away is open internationally, please take a moment to check that your country is eligible for shipping through Book Depository because I would hate to find out at the last minute that I can’t actually get you the book. And yes, that is the collector’s edition of Fangirl as long as it is available when the time comes or the winner is willing to wait.

  1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  2. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  3. Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
  4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  5. Daughter and Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  6. The Abhorsen Chronicles by Garth Nix
  7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  8. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  9. Choice from My Witchy Shelf: Mrs B’s Guide Household Witchery by Kris Bradley, Crafting Magick with Pen Ink by Susan Pesznecker, City Magick by Chris Penczak, The Un-Spell Book by Mya Om, Supermarket Magic by Michael Furie

* This give away is in no way affiliated with Tumblr. You must be 18 years or older to win.

Ah! i knew i was forgetting something in my haste to finish this! (Quite the feat while working with my boss, let me tell you!)

If the winner wishes to receive a book other than the first of the series listed, they may request it. Ex. Already have The Name of the Wind, but would love Wise Man’s Fear? DONE!

posted on 7/27/2014, with 251 notes (source: bibliophilicwitch) — reblog
nprfreshair:

As a veterinarian who specializes in behavioral medicine, Dr. Vint Virga has treated many household pets in his clinic. But for the past five years he has been working mostly with leopards, wolves, bears, zebras and other animals living in zoos and wildlife parks. He deals with such issues as appetites, anxiety and obsessive behavior.
In the interview he discusses how zoos have changed to improve the animals’ well being:

"I think the most important things that zoos have done in the past 10, 20 years, is that they [have] focused primarily on the animal’s well-being. And, depending on their feedback and responses, looked at their behavior, looked at their overall happiness and contentment and used that as the gauge for what to do for the animal.
They’ve also applied as much [as] science knows about the animals in nature. What that looks like is providing them with a space that’s a lot more rich and full than just a place that is an exhibit. So it’s really shifting from not a cage, because most zoos don’t even have those anymore, but from an exhibit to a habitat. The environment is much richer and more complex rather than flat and uniform, so that we can see them.
[Zoos are] providing [animals with] opportunities to escape from view of the public — and that can be difficult for a zoo. … Visitors complain to the zoo if they can’t see the leopard, the bear or the lion. But on the other hand, if the lion doesn’t have any choice of getting away from the public at times, particularly if there [are] crowds or noisy visitors, then we’re taking away their sense of control over their environment.”

nprfreshair:

As a veterinarian who specializes in behavioral medicine, Dr. Vint Virga has treated many household pets in his clinic. But for the past five years he has been working mostly with leopards, wolves, bears, zebras and other animals living in zoos and wildlife parks. He deals with such issues as appetites, anxiety and obsessive behavior.

In the interview he discusses how zoos have changed to improve the animals’ well being:

"I think the most important things that zoos have done in the past 10, 20 years, is that they [have] focused primarily on the animal’s well-being. And, depending on their feedback and responses, looked at their behavior, looked at their overall happiness and contentment and used that as the gauge for what to do for the animal.

They’ve also applied as much [as] science knows about the animals in nature. What that looks like is providing them with a space that’s a lot more rich and full than just a place that is an exhibit. So it’s really shifting from not a cage, because most zoos don’t even have those anymore, but from an exhibit to a habitat. The environment is much richer and more complex rather than flat and uniform, so that we can see them.

[Zoos are] providing [animals with] opportunities to escape from view of the public — and that can be difficult for a zoo. … Visitors complain to the zoo if they can’t see the leopard, the bear or the lion. But on the other hand, if the lion doesn’t have any choice of getting away from the public at times, particularly if there [are] crowds or noisy visitors, then we’re taking away their sense of control over their environment.”

posted on 7/27/2014, with 2,298 notes (source: nprfreshair) — reblog
chasingthegreenfaerie:

"Violet Haze" by Quoosa

chasingthegreenfaerie:

"Violet Haze" by Quoosa

posted on 7/27/2014, with 14 notes (source: chasingthegreenfaerie) — reblog

(Source: decordesignreview)

posted on 7/26/2014, with 490 notes (source: donafayden) — reblog

bibliophilicwitch:

bibliophilicwitch:

Bibliophilicwitch’s 3k Giveaway!

I’ve been running bibliophilicwitch (then witchfulthinking) for over two and a half years. I have gone from solely blogging pagan and witchcraft to admitting that this is a personal blog to being a personal spiritual book blog that reblogs pretty pictures of nature, occult, books, mori kei clothing, and fountain pens - and somehow this hodgepodge has attracted 3000 of you guys. Holy buckets! I can’t let such a momentous number be left to pass unnoticed, so here is a give away!

Rules 

  • must be following me as this is a thank you to my sweet followers
  • reblog/like as many times as you wish, but please don’t spam your followers
  • no give-away/contest blogs
  • open internationally
  • after the winner is selected they will receive a message in their ask box; your ask must be open in order to qualify and you must claim their prize within 48 hours.
  • open until August 21

The winner will receive a book that they can select from the list of my favorites listed above. When able, I will be giving away a hardcover, though there are a few that are out only available in certain formats. The book will be bought and shipped via Book Depository. While the give away is open internationally, please take a moment to check that your country is eligible for shipping through Book Depository because I would hate to find out at the last minute that I can’t actually get you the book. And yes, that is the collector’s edition of Fangirl as long as it is available when the time comes or the winner is willing to wait.

  1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  2. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  3. Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
  4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  5. Daughter and Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  6. The Abhorsen Chronicles by Garth Nix
  7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  8. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  9. Choice from My Witchy Shelf: Mrs B’s Guide Household Witchery by Kris Bradley, Crafting Magick with Pen Ink by Susan Pesznecker, City Magick by Chris Penczak, The Un-Spell Book by Mya Om, Supermarket Magic by Michael Furie

* This give away is in no way affiliated with Tumblr. You must be 18 years or older to win.

Ah! i knew i was forgetting something in my haste to finish this! (Quite the feat while working with my boss, let me tell you!)

If the winner wishes to receive a book other than the first of the series listed, they may request it. Ex. Already have The Name of the Wind, but would love Wise Man’s Fear? DONE!

posted on 7/25/2014, with 251 notes (source: bibliophilicwitch) — reblog
enchantedsleeper:

Farewell to the Nineteenth Century, Adolphe Willette

enchantedsleeper:

Farewell to the Nineteenth Century, Adolphe Willette

posted on 7/25/2014, with 308 notes (source: enchantedsleeper) — reblog