Anonymous asked
considering going vegan, but I need a milk/creamer alternative for coffee

hmm i don’t actually put anything in my coffee but you can definitely get soy creamer, and probably almond or coconut. i bet you’d find some brands if you just google “vegan creamer” or ask around your local grocery stores

thedailytennant:

anyone have recommendations for good tv shows? i’m kind of on a vigilante/secret identity kick right now like arrow, dexter, city hunter, person of interest type stuff — i’d be especially excited if you know one with a female protagonist. otherwise, other sorts of crime-fighting/secret agent/martial arts sorts of things would be nice. what should i watch?

okay thanks guys! i’ve seen all of these except “revenge” and “how to get away with murder” so i’m going to check those two out

Anonymous asked
Good lord your background is very distracting

i’d apologize, but i’m not actually sorry at all

anyone have recommendations for good tv shows? i’m kind of on a vigilante/secret identity kick right now like arrow, dexter, city hunter, person of interest type stuff — i’d be especially excited if you know one with a female protagonist. otherwise, other sorts of crime-fighting/secret agent/martial arts sorts of things would be nice. what should i watch?

Anonymous asked
Hi! I'm that anon who asked about plants being able to feel pain. Do tell me (via blog, if you want) if you didn't receive my second ask, which contained links (broken up)! Not sure if tumblr would filter those, too. Thanks!

i didn’t get the second one — tumblr must have stolen it. anyway hope the replies to that post helped with your question!

Anonymous asked
Hi! About being vegan, there's been studies saying that plants can feel pain - they apparently emit a high pitched "scream" of sorts if they're dehydrated, have a part cut off or something like that. So if plants can also feel pain, why is it better to eat them than animals, morally? We are still hurting living beings. But doesn't that mean we can't eat anything?? This has gotten me confused quite a bit, your thoughts?

keepcalm-followstephano:

thedailytennant:

source? link?

I’m not the original anon, but I did a little research and this is what I found:

http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/845/art%253A10.1007%252Fs00442-014-2995-6.pdf?auth66=1410796898_2d9339e686991e79e59f97dcd163a2e4&ext=.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4137388/

tl;dr:  Plants do respond to being eaten (by caterpillars anyway).  Vibrations from the chewing of the caterpillars elicits increased production of defense-pathway proteins, that in some cases are able to slow the growth of the caterpillars.  Plants have several general defense pathways that are activated by injury or by being eaten.  These pathways act sort of like an immune system in the way that being attacked by caterpillars once will strengthen the future response to caterpillars or to pathogens, and vice-versa.  I found popular media articles on plants emitting noises when attacked but no scientific articles (if anyone else can find them I’d be interested), and whether or not plants can “feel pain” is kind of fuzzy…

So plants can sense when they’re being eaten and they respond in defense.  But saying they feel pain the way animals do is, scientifically, kind of a stretch.

alright that was going to be my next point, that a reaction is not equal to nerve endings and pain through both physical and emotional reactions.

and failing all else — if it were somehow proved that plants feel pain and stress and terror equal to animals — animals raised for slaughter are fed vast amounts of plants (mostly corn and soy) with a ratio along the lines of 14lbs grain to 1lb beef, so if you’re in the business of saving plants, vegan is still the way to go

Anonymous asked
Hi! About being vegan, there's been studies saying that plants can feel pain - they apparently emit a high pitched "scream" of sorts if they're dehydrated, have a part cut off or something like that. So if plants can also feel pain, why is it better to eat them than animals, morally? We are still hurting living beings. But doesn't that mean we can't eat anything?? This has gotten me confused quite a bit, your thoughts?

source? link?

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Anonymous asked
Capaldi's season, so far, has been a huge step up from season 7. I honestly would give it a little chance. 12 and clara have a /totally/ different dynamic than 11 and his companions. He's in a way emulating a 9ish new doctor vibe, if that makes sense. Give it a chance. I find that people are just hating it because of moffat, which isn't really fair.

alright well 9 was my fave so this is good to hear. yeah that’s the thing, we all hate moffat but so many people contribute to a big show like this that even though he’s the official showrunner, it’s not actually “his” show.

Anonymous asked
Capaldi has been fantastic so far

good to know!

the-punlord said: I did the same thing as you, but I started watching the new series and I love it! Peter Capaldi is a totally different Doctor and I think it’s great :) definitely worth checking out!

yeah i’m hearing mixed things now but i might go ahead and give it a shot

thanks!

victoriangreyjoy said: nope - moffat ruined it and remains in control of the show. matt smith is a good actor as is capaldi but the writing remains deplorable

yeah nothing against matt smith (i’ve not actually seen him in anything else so i can’t judge), it’s his doctor (aka moffat’s writing/storyline) that i have the problem with. i’ve heard capaldi’s been fighting with him about it though so i was hoping maybe it’s improved

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