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Animist worldviews are totalizing cosmologies. They are distinctly non-dualist: there is no nature set apart from supernature or material distinct from the immaterial. Nothing is strictly inert because everything participates in everything else. All is connected. Lévy-Bruhl calls this way of conceiving and being the “law of participation.” Everything that exists – objects, events, landscapes, weather, animals, and people – participate in a world that is connected. Because of these connections or participations, nothing happens (or fails to happen) for strictly material or mechanical reasons. Given deep connection and participation, one thing cannot but fail to affect another thing. All these effects are relational, the result of enmeshment that entails impersonal agencies (i.e., powers or potencies) and invisible agents (of all varieties, including souls, ghosts, spirits, and gods).

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it’s uh very yellow

ITS THE YELLOWEST MY YOUNG FRIEND

qualiachameleon:

omgplants:

izzy-the-fish-girl:

kissmy-caudalpeduncle:

chasinglinnaeus:

Photos by Chasing Linnaeus

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit a store a friend of mine just opened in Seattle, called Aquarium Zen.  Today’s grand opening has been a couple years in the making, and I was privileged to be asked to come in before the crowds to capture the energy of the place.  The boutique is less a fish shop than it is an experience.  In his words:

My goal when designing the space was to create a sort of alternate universe where the contrast between the chaos of urban street life would juxtapose with the tranquility of the aquatic life held within.  The idea was to create a natural sanctuary that is artificial but still resonates with the healing vibes you might associate with a walk in the forest or sitting by a stream.  The space itself is nearly a hundred years old and is loaded with character – exposed brick walls, skylights, old growth Douglas fir exposed beams and hardwood floors.  Not your typical pet shop.  

We cater to a style of aquarium keeping that originated in Japan called the “Nature Aquarium,” which tries to elevate the aquarium to an art form.

I wanted to create a space that celebrated nature and love for aquariums and to create an experience for our community.  In my mind, it’s a living art installation disguised as a pet shop.  The aquarium can be a lens into normally unseen realms of nature that are magical.  When executed with an artistic intention, the aquarium can create a transformative experience for the viewer, a timeless space and moment that is not soon forgotten.

My friend Steve is a mad genius and I absolutely love his store to death!

If anyone is with in a couple hour drive of the Seattle area I highly suggest going to check out Aquarium Zen.

Adding this to my fish tour of the west coast…

This place is absolutely beautiful. WOW!!

gramireus If we ever become roomies…

WAIT BUT THIS IS IN SEATTLE I THOUGHT IT WAS IN JAPAN. WE COULD *GO THERE*

violanthe:

From now on, instead of explaining what asexuality is, I’m just sending people this gif

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analish:

do you ever have those times at 4am where you get so motivated and decide to get all your shit together and then plan out your entire life and future and then the next morning you’re just like lol

sociolab:

collegenowsociology:

What does this infographic tell us?

Racism is institutional.

sociolab:

collegenowsociology:

What does this infographic tell us?

Racism is institutional.

its so cold why do i have all these nipples and toes

evelynwoe:

  • finds the other persons wallet on the street and goes on a quest to give it back au
  • the only two people at a bar rooting for the same football team au
  • dentist waiting room au (seriously that shit takes so long)
  • waiting for a flight that gets delayed au
  • street magician au
  • take the same bus every morning au
  • "stop talking during the movie i am trying to watch dick bag" au
  • having each other’s names on coke bottles and discovering it in the line to pay au

nippled:

*throws flower petals at you* be my friend

amateurcracksman:

When you get to the bottom of a really shitty post and you have to scroll back up like “who the Heck put this on my dash”

yuiikaris:

soooo sick of the sexualization of asuka, so sick of people defining her by her (unhealthy) relationship with shinji, so sick of people looking at her as this inherently sexual being when in reality she is just searching desperately for validation and to feel “adult” in any way she can, so sick of people erasing asuka’s actual character so they can look at her as a “”cute tsundere”“

"wouldn’t it be horrible if our website was practically unusable EVERY day?" tumblr staff asked without a hint of irony

haiweewicci:

angryqueer-ramblings:

I’m real tired of seeing skinny white kids painted as THE AVERAGE QUEER. Like please show me a curvy Indian agender kid from Brooklyn, a hispanic lesbian and her black girlfriend. A trans demisexual dude from Korea. GIVE ME SOMETHING OTHER THAN LANKY PALE PEOPLE WITH COLORFUL HAIR PLEASE GOD.

I will never stop linking to this article: Black People Make Up Largest Share of LGBT Community

Let’s stop pretending otherwise, OK Media?

neon-squiggles:

donechesters:

pete860:

holy shit

#people underestimate how scary as fuck Pokemon would be if it were a movie not a children’s cartoon

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