1 day ago   •   4,215 notes   •   VIA jupedeloop   •   SOURCE fightingforanimals

workworn-hands:

bigbootsandscaryeyes:

fightingforanimals:

Launching of a London Rat Cafe! - London Dungeon creates quirky cafe where customers can drink with rats in a bid to remodel their image.

London Dungeon – an enclave of spooky corridors and shock-tactic exhibits which looks at the darker side of the history of the capital city – is celebrating the opening of its Rat Café, and with it, the chance for guests to enjoy a nice mug of ‘Ratuccino’ or a slice of ‘Black Forest Rateux’. 

Health and safety officials will be relieved to hear that neither food nor drink at the Rat Café includes rats as genuine ingredients – but willing guests can, if they so choose, enjoy both while the little creatures dash about the room, or even sit on their shoulders.

Although this unusual form of catering is largely for fun, there is also a mildly serious point to it – an attempt to rehabilitate the image of a much-maligned creature.

‘Rats have been tarnished with an undeserved reputation throughout history – from the Black Death of the Middle Ages to the great stink of Victorian times,’ says Hywel Mathias of London Dungeon. ‘We wanted to challenge those perceptions and show they are actually characterful and full of fun.’

‘Our café lets people get even closer, handle them, stroke them and really get to know them.’

Although the Rat Café was a one-off for a group of rat-loving guests, London Dungeon is considering making the idea a regular event.

‘Judging by first reactions, this pop-up rat café could become a regular date on the eccentric things to do calendar,’ Mr Hywel says.

I am going to go there!

Where we should have lunch on a Vulture trip to London. 

well this looks awesome and I totally want to go! But I have to say I am not sure how putting a ton of brown rats in a dingy setting is supposed to “rehabilitate the image of a much-maligned creature”?? I feel like the only people who would enjoy this are people who already like rats.

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drjotarokujo:

when you meet someone cool

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when that person thinks you’re cool

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when you become cool friends with that person

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when you do cool stuff together

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4 days ago   •   14 notes   •   VIA bubblepaints   •   SOURCE jupebox
karydactyl:

jupebox:

Hey followers! Guess what! Yesterday was my birthday! And instead of getting presents on my birthday, I decided to give ya’ll a PRETTY AWESOME (belated) PRESENT instead!
If you’ve been following me for a while you’ve probably seen my secret project tag and wondered “what is this and why is it secret”. Well, now the secret’s out!
Case By Case is a webcomic written by secret-alert and illustrated by me about Jackson and Suzy, Monster Detectives. We’re still figuring out how to webcomic, so as a test run secret-alert wrote a short standalone script titled “The Commercial” which I just finished illustrating and everybody should go read, because he is Great At Writing and Suzy makes The Best Faces. We’re not certain when the actual stories will start up For Real, but it’s probably some time this summer.
TLDR; GO READ OUR REALLY SHORT WEBCOMIC IT’S GREAT

FRIENDS GO READ THIS YOU WILL ENJOY

karydactyl:

jupebox:

Hey followers! Guess what! Yesterday was my birthday! And instead of getting presents on my birthday, I decided to give ya’ll a PRETTY AWESOME (belated) PRESENT instead!

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ve probably seen my secret project tag and wondered “what is this and why is it secret”. Well, now the secret’s out!

Case By Case is a webcomic written by secret-alert and illustrated by me about Jackson and Suzy, Monster Detectives. We’re still figuring out how to webcomic, so as a test run secret-alert wrote a short standalone script titled “The Commercial” which I just finished illustrating and everybody should go read, because he is Great At Writing and Suzy makes The Best Faces. We’re not certain when the actual stories will start up For Real, but it’s probably some time this summer.

TLDR; GO READ OUR REALLY SHORT WEBCOMIC IT’S GREAT

FRIENDS GO READ THIS YOU WILL ENJOY

1 week ago   •   55,860 notes   •   VIA pafiume   •   SOURCE kaiami

Tutorial: plastic keychains

kaiami:

I know a ton of you have been waiting for this one. Teaching you to make your own plastic keychains!

To start off, I think the biggest question everyone has is what I use to make them. I work with shrink film. You might be familiar with Shinky Dink brand shrink film as a kid. I use Grafix brand white inkjet shrink film. The inkjet kind is relatively pricey compared to the regular kind. If you’re using regular, I don’t recommend you stick it in your printer. Sharpie markers would be good for that.

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Alright, now open up the file with the images that you’re working with. Make sure your images are a lot bigger than you want your finished product to be since they shrink significantly.

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You’ll also want to lighten the opacity to about half. I go somewhere between 50-60%.

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Now print your image out! I’ve found that it works best for me when I have it at the plain paper setting, and standard print quality.

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Holepunch with a 1/4” holepuncher BEFORE you shrink them. It’s so much more work to have to punch holes when your plastic is thick!

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Cut out your design, leaving the amount of border you want.

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Set them on a tray for convenience. An aluminum foil sheet works too, but I recommend cookie trays because they are easier and quicker to get out of the oven.

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Preset heat. Your shrink film package will tell you what temperature to set it at, but I find that it isn’t always accurate for me. I generally set temperature to 350 degrees or so.

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Put them in the oven. Remember to keep track of time! I leave them in for about a minute and a half.

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After time is up they should be super small! Magic!

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If your charms are not flat, put something heavy on it right out of the oven when they are still hot and malleable.

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If you’d like to, you can seal them now. In my last two batches, I used clear topcoat nail polish. The problem with that is that I need between 3-5 coats of it, and it takes a while to dry. I’ve been experimenting with modpodge.

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For lariats, you can use jump rings or lobster clasps.

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Here is one that I made that wasn’t sealed. The finished texture after shrinking is a little bit rough. There’s nothing wrong with leaving them unsealed, but because they are inkjet printed, the colors wash right of without protection.

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This is one that was sealed with modpodge. The colors become a little more vibrant and smooth and water resistant. Things often get stuck on when applying or drying so be careful.

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These ones down here were sealed with clear nail polish. They come out shiny if you put enough coats, but the grainy texture will still be there.

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Well, there ya go! Have fun making your own keychains!

1 week ago   •   9,370 notes   •   VIA livygrace   •   SOURCE bookishcompendium
bookishcompendium:

Book photo challenge Day 3: Quote.

bookishcompendium:

Book photo challenge Day 3: Quote.

1 week ago   •   137,285 notes   •   VIA cherubim-scribes   •   SOURCE unamusedsloth
universoullove:

unamusedsloth:

Looks like he found some amazing cereal

srsly me when i look at menus

universoullove:

unamusedsloth:

Looks like he found some amazing cereal

srsly me when i look at menus

1 week ago   •   98,260 notes   •   VIA karydactyl   •   SOURCE mattmcguigan
sandrino-partyoffive:

mattmcguigan:


mattmcguigan:

how to make friends


I am both of them.

sandrino-partyoffive:

mattmcguigan:

mattmcguigan:

how to make friends

I am both of them.

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1 week ago   •   76,350 notes   •   VIA cantpray   •   SOURCE cantpray
cantpray:

go get em kid

cantpray:

go get em kid