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A short 4 sec #video of one of the platypus. They're quite small, and don't always stay surfaced for long.

#Platypus #AustralianWildlife

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The princess donned a pair of breeches and a sensible hunting coat.

"Alright, I'll acquire a deer heart," she explained, hefting a selection of hunting-weapons, "And I'll present it to my step-mother myself, claiming to be the huntsman's daughter."

"Won't she recognize you," asked the huntsman's youngest son, nervously.

The princess laughed bitterly, "All commoners look the same to her; I was her handmaid for a month, she never noticed."

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

October 4: I bought this hoodie-with-kitten-carrying-pouch over five months ago, and this is the first time Licorice has stayed in it for more than a few seconds. Look how much she's enjoying it!

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If you like cute spooky designs with a retro aesthetic or MST3K, @smittygirl has you covered at SmitsHappens on Threadless!
smitshappens.threadless.com/

There's a sale going on til 10/17! Help a friend pay for medical expenses and look good while doing it!

October 3: Licorice has friends on the other side...

it's me

i'm the friend

Licorice would like to be on my side of the door now

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October 2nd: our kittens are now 8 months old, and they've been calming down quite a bit. I thought it might be safe to open the window shades and let them enjoy some sunlight.

I was wrong.

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October 2nd: our kittens are now 8 months old, and they've been calming down quite a bit. I thought it might be safe to open the window shades and let them enjoy some sunlight.

I was wrong.

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I mean, a black cat is basically. Living Halloween decor, right??

So please, join me on a month-long chronicle of Licorice's Very Normal* Adventures.

*This better not come back to bite me in the ass

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I love all the different themed daily challenges that crop up at this time of year. Usually I do my own version by taking 31 toy photos that follow some kind of theme.

I was gonna do something with Re-Ment's Witch miniatures, but I missed Oct 1.

I did, however, take this pic.

A sweet essay about the many ways that people all over the world relate to Shang-Chi | Shang-Chi Made Me Fall in Love With Martial Arts Films All Over Again tor.com/2021/09/24/shang-chi-m via @tordotcom

Our seven month old kitten Pudding just meowed plaintively and then leapt up and turned the light switch off. I... I think he's telling us to go to bed...

CW Supergirl spoilers 

CW's Supergirl would like me to believe that 1990s/2000s Newfoundland (in the vicinity of Fortune Bay) is some rural backwater full of credulous folk who would stone young women for witchcraft and I'm like 😑

North East Animal Shelter @NEAnimalShelter does wonderful work finding homes for cats, dogs, and more. They're currently fundraising via a photo contest and calendar. Please consider voting for Pudding and Licorice, or any other pet that catches your eye!

gogophotocontest.com/northeast

A fascinating look at celebrity, parasocial relationships, and the blurry line between an on-stage persona and the actual person. || What John Mulaney and Olivia Munn’s pregnancy news tells us about parasocial relationships - Vox - vox.com/22663143/john-mulaney-

Update: ahhh sorry to everyone who took the time to give feedback and advice but I just couldn't say no to that face, I'm submitting the heart kitten photo to the contest

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