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Animals, Fire, and Girls: Fat rat stuck in manhole rescued by firefighters in Germany KATE LYONS FEBRUARY 27, 2019 A multi-agency rescue operation has taken place in the town of Bensheim in Germany after a tubby rat became stuck in a manhole cover. The rat, still plump with winterspeck - which translates literally as winter bacon and refers to extra pounds piled on in the colder months became stuck after it tried to squeeze through a small gap in the sewer cover. The Auerbach volunteer fire brigade was called in, as was the Rhein Neckar animal rescue team, and together a team of about eight rescuers was able to raise the cover and pull the rat free. It took about eight firefighters and an animal expert to help the rat to freedom. Photograph: Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar/ Freiwillige Feuerwehr Auerbach The rat had quite a lot of winter fat and got stuck on its hips _nothing was going forward and nothing back," animal rescuer Michael Sehr told news agency DPA Photos of the rat showed its head and rotund torso poking out of the hole, with its bottom half obscured by the sewer cover. In one image it seemed to almost be calling for hilfe. The fire brigade said the rat escaped unhurt. "The animal was subsequently released again into the wild. The fire department's operation was completed after a good 25 minutes," said the Auerbach fire department. After the successful rescue, two young girls presented the animal rescue teanm with a gift to say thank you- a drawing of a rat surrounded by love hearts with the word "danke!" written on it. Sehr told DPA he did not have any qualms about rescuing the rat. "Even animals that are hated by many people deserve respect," he said. True story
Animals, Fire, and Girls: Fat rat stuck in manhole rescued by
 firefighters in Germany
 KATE LYONS FEBRUARY 27, 2019
 A multi-agency rescue operation has taken place in the town of Bensheim in
 Germany after a tubby rat became stuck in a manhole cover.

 The rat, still plump with winterspeck - which translates literally as winter
 bacon and refers to extra pounds piled on in the colder months became
 stuck after it tried to squeeze through a small gap in the sewer cover.
 The Auerbach volunteer fire brigade was called in, as was the Rhein Neckar
 animal rescue team, and together a team of about eight rescuers was able to
 raise the cover and pull the rat free.

 It took about eight firefighters and an animal expert to help the rat to freedom. Photograph:
 Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar/ Freiwillige Feuerwehr Auerbach

 The
 rat
 had
 quite
 a
 lot
 of
 winter
 fat
 and
 got
 stuck
 on
 its
 hips
 _nothing
 was going forward and nothing back," animal rescuer Michael Sehr told
 news agency DPA
 Photos of the rat showed its head and rotund torso poking out of the hole,
 with its bottom half obscured by the sewer cover. In one image it seemed to
 almost be calling for hilfe.
 The fire brigade said the rat escaped unhurt.

 "The animal was subsequently released again into the wild. The fire
 department's operation was completed after a good 25 minutes," said the
 Auerbach fire department.
 After the successful rescue, two young girls presented the animal rescue teanm
 with a gift to say thank you- a drawing of a rat surrounded by love hearts
 with the word "danke!" written on it.
 Sehr told DPA he did not have any qualms about rescuing the rat.
 "Even animals that are hated by many people deserve respect," he said.
True story

True story

Being Alone, Chill, and Chris Evans: potofsoup: rainnecassidy: cynics-and-romantics: chris-evans-and-his-pizza: shanology: verysharpteeth: I have to comment on the fact that when it comes to the serum, Bucky is souped UP on that stuff. Steve probably tones back how much he’s hitting normal humans, but GOOD LANDS. Bucky’s not just knocking someone down, he’s getting them air borne. With a kick. We know the cyborg arm is really strong, but BUCKY is insanely strong. Reminds me of the comic where he throws an arrow through someone’s face with his good arm, not even the cyborg one. Bucky is scary ramped up in the strength department. This is why when people talk about Bucky having received an “inferior” version of the serum, I kind of raise my eyebrows. The overall effects of Zola’s serum might have differed from Erskine’s, but it certainly doesn’t seem to have left Bucky physically weaker. There are a lot of fics that assume Bucky would not be a match for Steve if Steve were actually willing to fight him, but Bucky more than proves his strength in Winter Soldier. This should also make people realize that he isn’t some lost puppy. He can take care of hisself, even if he doesn’t have memories. He got the Smithsonian by himself right? He got those clothes himself right? He can take care of himself. He was manipulated to be a predator. He is strong enough, swift enough to take down prey. He is intuitive enough to find who or what he wants. Even before The Soldier, Bucky was smart as a whip and could hold his own in a fight. But now? Now he is the perfect weapon, whether or not he wishes to be. He adapts, he fights, he wins. You know what else bugs me? When people act in fics like he’s just going to snap and kill everyone around him.  Bucky is not a violent person.  I don’t think the Winter Soldier is a violent person either.  He killed because he was ordered to, but if he wasn’t ordered to?  TBH I think the Winter Soldier would probably be pretty chill and quiet.  Like, you wouldn’t want to startle him or whatever, because yeah, scary ninja personification of death, but if you were just, like, sharing a train car?  Or sitting in a waiting room?  Not a randomly violent guy.  No homicidal urges.  Probably largely just wants to be left the fuck alone to, like, contemplate Dostoevsky or something. I recently re-watched Cap2, and this scene — it’s basically Bucky’s equivalent of what Steve did on the Lemurian Star — he takes out a whole squadron (???) of pilots single-handedly.  And it’s … stunning how brutallly effective he is.  No fancy Cap parkour.  Just straight up killing machine. Which I think gets at the above meta/commentary — WS is not just a soldier, he’s a highy trained Super Soldier.  He can go toe-to-toe with Steve on basically everything — hand-to-hand combat, leading a team (he leads a team when he’s tracking Nat/Steve), and taking down a large # of machines/men single-handedly. The difference, then, is the drive.  Which is that WS has none.  He is a ghost that simply follows orders (and when he doesn’t, he gets wiped.)  Bucky has no direction, so he goes where he’s pointed.  One thing I find so interesting about mcu!WS is how neutral he is.  There’s no Soviet brainwashing (we see Pierce giving him The Talk, but he doesn’t seem to actually care), no misguided sense of right or wrong.  Just … nothing. Of course, Steve was like that, too, at the beginning of the film — just following orders and muddling through life.  But Steve knew enough to be dissatisfied by that, to Want Out.  Which is why he’s Steve. And this is one of the larger themes of CA:TWS — it’s about a bunch of highly skilled people who no longer find satisfaction in following orders, and want to find meaning outside of their jobs.  Sam did it, Nat and Steve are looking, and Bucky is just starting.
Being Alone, Chill, and Chris Evans: potofsoup:
rainnecassidy:

cynics-and-romantics:

chris-evans-and-his-pizza:

shanology:

verysharpteeth:

I have to comment on the fact that when it comes to the serum, Bucky is souped UP on that stuff. Steve probably tones back how much he’s hitting normal humans, but GOOD LANDS. Bucky’s not just knocking someone down, he’s getting them air borne. With a kick. We know the cyborg arm is really strong, but BUCKY is insanely strong. Reminds me of the comic where he throws an arrow through someone’s face with his good arm, not even the cyborg one. Bucky is scary ramped up in the strength department.

This is why when people talk about Bucky having received an “inferior” version of the serum, I kind of raise my eyebrows. The overall effects of Zola’s serum might have differed from Erskine’s, but it certainly doesn’t seem to have left Bucky physically weaker. There are a lot of fics that assume Bucky would not be a match for Steve if Steve were actually willing to fight him, but Bucky more than proves his strength in Winter Soldier.

This should also make people realize that he isn’t some lost puppy. He can take care of hisself, even if he doesn’t have memories. He got the Smithsonian by himself right? He got those clothes himself right? He can take care of himself.

He was manipulated to be a predator. He is strong enough, swift enough to take down prey. He is intuitive enough to find who or what he wants. Even before The Soldier, Bucky was smart as a whip and could hold his own in a fight. But now? Now he is the perfect weapon, whether or not he wishes to be. He adapts, he fights, he wins.

You know what else bugs me? When people act in fics like he’s just going to snap and kill everyone around him.  Bucky is not a violent person.  I don’t think the Winter Soldier is a violent person either.  He killed because he was ordered to, but if he wasn’t ordered to?  TBH I think the Winter Soldier would probably be pretty chill and quiet.  Like, you wouldn’t want to startle him or whatever, because yeah, scary ninja personification of death, but if you were just, like, sharing a train car?  Or sitting in a waiting room?  Not a randomly violent guy.  No homicidal urges.  Probably largely just wants to be left the fuck alone to, like, contemplate Dostoevsky or something.

I recently re-watched Cap2, and this scene — it’s basically Bucky’s equivalent of what Steve did on the Lemurian Star — he takes out a whole squadron (???) of pilots single-handedly.  And it’s … stunning how brutallly effective he is.  No fancy Cap parkour.  Just straight up killing machine.
Which I think gets at the above meta/commentary — WS is not just a soldier, he’s a highy trained Super Soldier.  He can go toe-to-toe with Steve on basically everything — hand-to-hand combat, leading a team (he leads a team when he’s tracking Nat/Steve), and taking down a large # of machines/men single-handedly.
The difference, then, is the drive.  Which is that WS has none.  He is a ghost that simply follows orders (and when he doesn’t, he gets wiped.)  Bucky has no direction, so he goes where he’s pointed.  One thing I find so interesting about mcu!WS is how neutral he is.  There’s no Soviet brainwashing (we see Pierce giving him The Talk, but he doesn’t seem to actually care), no misguided sense of right or wrong.  Just … nothing.
Of course, Steve was like that, too, at the beginning of the film — just following orders and muddling through life.  But Steve knew enough to be dissatisfied by that, to Want Out.  Which is why he’s Steve.
And this is one of the larger themes of CA:TWS — it’s about a bunch of highly skilled people who no longer find satisfaction in following orders, and want to find meaning outside of their jobs.  Sam did it, Nat and Steve are looking, and Bucky is just starting.

potofsoup: rainnecassidy: cynics-and-romantics: chris-evans-and-his-pizza: shanology: verysharpteeth: I have to comment on the fact tha...

Bodies , Family, and Love: satanbird floretsilva teaboot Humans are adorable Supporting evidence 1. Humans say 'ow', even if they haven't actually been hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet. 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better although each individual has a unique taste for style and colouring 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that long, they just love to splash! 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves in soft, fluffy bedding 5. Some humans spend time in each other's nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just visiting each other 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes! 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt creatures from other species into their family units They don't seem to notice the obvious differences, and often raise them alongside their own young! 8. If a human sees another creature in distress, they can commonly be observed trying to help! Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply compassionate creatures! 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of annoying themselves! 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely adorable. Especially when the human in question becomes frustrated 11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others Many humans will save these treats specifically for a later date when they are in need of comfort or reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc 12. They're learning to travel in space!!! They can't get very far, but they're trying!!! So far, they've madeit to the end of their yard, and have found rocks shakespork this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic alien humanologist Couldnt help but crack a smile
Bodies , Family, and Love: satanbird
 floretsilva
 teaboot
 Humans are adorable
 Supporting evidence
 1. Humans say 'ow', even if they haven't actually been
 hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they
 might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet.
 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their
 bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better
 although each individual has a unique taste for
 style and colouring
 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious
 species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to
 play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that
 long, they just love to splash!
 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans
 become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves
 in soft, fluffy bedding
 5. Some humans spend time in each other's
 nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just
 visiting each other
 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make
 their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach
 shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes!
 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt
 creatures from other species into their family units
 They don't seem to notice the obvious differences,
 and often raise them alongside their own young!
 8. If a human sees another creature in distress,
 they can commonly be observed trying to help!
 Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply
 compassionate creatures!
 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound
 or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of
 annoying themselves!
 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely
 adorable. Especially when the human in question
 becomes frustrated
 11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others
 Many humans will save these treats specifically
 for a later date when they are in need of comfort or
 reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc
 12. They're learning to travel in space!!! They can't get
 very far, but they're trying!!! So far, they've madeit to
 the end of their yard, and have found rocks
 shakespork
 this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic
 alien humanologist
Couldnt help but crack a smile

Couldnt help but crack a smile

Bodies , Family, and Love: teaboot Humans are adorable Supporting evidence: 1. Humans say 'ow, even if they haven't actually been hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet. 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better although each individual has a unique taste for style and colouring 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that long; they just love to splash! 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves in soft, fluffy bedding 5. Some humans spend time in each other's nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just visiting each other. 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes! 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt creatures from other species into their family units. They don't seem to notice the obvious differences, and often raise them alongside their own young! 8. If a human sees another creature in distress, they can commonly be observed trying to help! Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply compassionate creatures! 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of annoying themselves! 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely adorable. Especially when the human in question becomes frustrated 11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others. Many humans will save these treats specifically for a later date when they are in need of comfort or reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, eto 12. They're learning to travel in space!!! They can't get very far, but they're trying!!! So far, they've made it to the end of their yard, and have found rocks Humans are Adorable!
Bodies , Family, and Love: teaboot
 Humans are adorable
 Supporting evidence:
 1. Humans say 'ow, even if they haven't actually been
 hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they
 might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet.
 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their
 bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better
 although each individual has a unique taste for
 style and colouring
 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious
 species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to
 play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that
 long; they just love to splash!
 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans
 become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves
 in soft, fluffy bedding
 5. Some humans spend time in each other's
 nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just
 visiting each other.
 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make
 their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach
 shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes!
 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt
 creatures from other species into their family units.
 They don't seem to notice the obvious differences,
 and often raise them alongside their own young!
 8. If a human sees another creature in distress,
 they can commonly be observed trying to help!
 Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply
 compassionate creatures!
 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound
 or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of
 annoying themselves!
 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely
 adorable. Especially when the human in question
 becomes frustrated
 11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others.
 Many humans will save these treats specifically
 for a later date when they are in need of comfort or
 reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, eto
 12. They're learning to travel in space!!! They can't get
 very far, but they're trying!!! So far, they've made it to
 the end of their yard, and have found rocks
Humans are Adorable!

Humans are Adorable!

Music, Target, and Tumblr: twinsfawn: whoever chose the music for this deserves a raise
Music, Target, and Tumblr: twinsfawn:

whoever chose the music for this deserves a raise

twinsfawn: whoever chose the music for this deserves a raise

Memes, The Weekend, and 🤖: dmw 5 TW Raise your legs if you're ready for the weekend.⠀ -⠀ By dmw__5 | TW
Memes, The Weekend, and 🤖: dmw 5 TW
Raise your legs if you're ready for the weekend.⠀ -⠀ By dmw__5 | TW

Raise your legs if you're ready for the weekend.⠀ -⠀ By dmw__5 | TW