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Do you want to watch a video of a hedgehog or guinea pig being cute and cuddly? What about reading up on honeybees or listening to some birdcalls?

I am taking time to appreciate the soothing, the informative, the beautiful, and yes, the adorable. Yes, the world is a mess and humanity is busy making it even more of a mess, but there are still good things. It is important to me to notice them.

Cute Hedgehog Video Clips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5th2crwU58
Several short clips of hedgehogs being bathed, eating, climbing on people's legs, and so on.

Happy Guinea Pigs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXaLVaLQSY4
Human explains some things about guinea pigs. Guinea pigs nap and run around.

Guinea Pig Likes Petting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpT4pOp0ebw
Human pets guinea pig on lap. Guinea pig makes happy little noises.

Oregon Wildlife: Bird Calls: Index Page
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/species/birds/owls.asp#Top
The top of the page lists categories of species; this link takes you to owls. Scrolling down, each category of birds has a chart with basic info about some species and links to audio. Each direct link to an audio recording has a click button in upper left to play.

Yellow-Rumped Warbler
http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/138527/play

Mourning Dove
http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/22930/play
(Note this call was recorded over 50 years ago! Cool, huh!)

Honeybee Facts
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/honeybee

How to Help Honeybees
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/may/13/wildlife.endangeredspecies

Planting For Native Pollinators in Oregon
http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2015/10/native_plants_best_oregon_osu.html

Date: 31 May 2017 16:09 (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Guinea pigs. <3 Honeybees. <333

Thank you for the links. These are adorable.

Date: 31 May 2017 20:44 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kyleri
here is a picture of my adorable minion with my adorable oldmancat

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also it turns out that when one can afford minions instead of taking down one's merchant booth by oneself, one hurts HELLA LESS afterwards

Date: 31 May 2017 23:33 (UTC)
jessie_c: Me in my floppy hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] jessie_c
Cuddling is good. Science says so.

Date: 3 Jun 2017 23:07 (UTC)
jewelfox: A portrait of a foxgryphon with a beak, black fur, magenta hair, fox ears, and a neckband with a large jewel on it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jewelfox
TW for link: Ablism.

It talks about how "those with autism or schizophrenia" can benefit from research into how mammals form social bonds, which others us, makes us an object to study, and implies that we're broken.

It also says we "have difficulty forming [social bonds]," which is not strictly true, although a large number of people believe that and seem to be taking it as an excuse to not even try to relate to us. Even though we have to spend an enormous amount of effort trying to relate to people with brains wired very differently from ours, just in order to survive in a world run by them.

... I'm not trying to detract from the cuteness of that link, it's just that that paragraph spoiled it for me.

Date: 4 Jun 2017 01:35 (UTC)
jessie_c: Me in my floppy hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] jessie_c
Scientists can be amazingly prejudiced. I'll bet they didn't even notice they did that; after all, they're normal and they're scientists so don't they get to decide what "normal" means?

We've got a long way to go as a Society before acceptance of those who live their lives off 'the norm' is unexceptional.

Date: 2 Jun 2017 23:27 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coeur_de_noir
Fantastic links! What a great way to learn about a variety of things :)

Date: 3 Jun 2017 23:01 (UTC)
jewelfox: A portrait of a foxgryphon with a beak, black fur, magenta hair, fox ears, and a neckband with a large jewel on it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jewelfox
Yes, the world is a mess and humanity is busy making it even more of a mess, but there are still good things. It is important to me to notice them.

Instantly added this quote to my "How to Live" quotepile.

I'm thinking of streaming Seasons After Fall soon. Would you want to watch if I did?

Date: 5 Jun 2017 04:19 (UTC)
jewelfox: A portrait of a foxgryphon with a beak, black fur, magenta hair, fox ears, and a neckband with a large jewel on it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jewelfox

Okays. Do you know what time or day this week would work best for you?

Date: 5 Jun 2017 06:37 (UTC)
jewelfox: A portrait of a foxgryphon with a beak, black fur, magenta hair, fox ears, and a neckband with a large jewel on it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jewelfox

No, it's fine! We schedule our streams around when everyone can make it.

I think we may be able to stream either tomorrow or the day after, at 8 PM your time. If that sounds good, sign up for an account at http://www.twitch.tv/ http://www.twitch.tv/, then go to https://www.twitch.tv/jewelf0x/ https://www.twitch.tv/jewelf0x/ and click "follow," followed by toggling the switch to receive notifications. This way it will email you once we begin, and you will be able to chat if you like.

If you aren't comfortable with that and don't want to chat, we can send you a PM when we're ready to start.

Date: 6 Jun 2017 00:08 (UTC)
jewelfox: A portrait of a foxgryphon with a beak, black fur, magenta hair, fox ears, and a neckband with a large jewel on it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jewelfox
Okays! We should be able to start in roughly 3 hours.

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