poulersour:

I know Free! might be confusing to the uninitiated, so I made a helpful table describing the characters:

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belas-imagens:

nubbsgalorephotos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

alighterwithlove asked
if it's not pokemon and it's not sailor moon, then the trio of childhood is left with... digimon? did you like that tool matt? you should like jou tho or sora or y'know, /any/ other character that isn't matt.

oh my gOD mika, give me SOME credit.  It wasn’t Matt.

alighterwithlove asked
CRYING. ARCHER. YOU LIKE ARCHER???
ARCHER

CRIES LEAVE ME ALONE OKAY, I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I LIKE HIM but here we are.

  1.                        (Persona)
  2. Kanji Tatsumi (Persona)
  3.                        (favourite book character)
  4. Alphonse Elric (FMA)
  5.                         (childhood anime husbando)
  6. Miranda Lawson (Mass Effect)
  7. Lin Beifong (LoK)
  8. Riza Hawkeye (FMA)
  9. Sterling Mallory Archer (Archer)
  10. Lumpy Space Princess (Adventure Time)
alighterwithlove asked
WHAT ANIME DID YOU EVEN WATCH AS A CHILD. was it dbz? sailor moon? wait, isn't your childhood even older than that? gOD IS IT BLEACH? CONFESS TO YOUR SINS.

oh my god I’m not that ancient lmfao.  Yes, I watched dbz (actually, I watched dragonball but omg does that ever date me) and sailor moon but no, it’s neither of those.  ALSO BLEACH, MIKA, I AM OFFENDED.

atrafeathers asked
Yosuke? Chie? Adachi? uhhhh James Bond? I don't know very many fictional spies

you guys are in the right persona (4), but not quite!

also I wouldn’t say this spy is a particularly good spy, although they do have their moments.

Kanji is the best!! Okay okay is your lok one korra then? NO. Lin beifong?
its fuckin LSP

YAY

 

  1.                        (Persona)
  2. Kanji Tatsumi (Persona)
  3.                        (favourite book character)
  4. Alphonse Elric (FMA)
  5.                         (childhood anime husbando)
  6. Miranda Lawson (Mass Effect)
  7. Lin Beifong (LoK)
  8. Riza Hawkeye (FMA)
  9.                         (favourite fictional spy)
  10. Lumpy Space Princess (Adventure Time)