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    umameva

    the loveliest meowing of them all

    persverso

    [a wonderful milkmaiden]: Mrrmeow? [the milkmaiden]: Mrrpmeow? [an entity of the shadow]: (emerges from the shade) [the delightful maiden]:Mrrp? [the entity] ]: (bravely breaks the boundary of the shadow, bravely impeaches it and passes the border of the realm of light in order to be joined with the brave milkmaiden.) [the entity]: (A high-pitched “mmrp!” of delight) [the wonderful milkmaiden]: (She decides that this footage is sufficient. The camera man is instantly murdered upon impact.)

    carnival-phantasm

    Could you fill me in on the whole grape-kun thing?

    A japanese zoo, Tobu Zoo, had a colab with the anime Kemono Friends where they added cutouts of the anime characters to the enclosures of the matching animals to attract visitors and stuff, one of these characters being Hululu, an airhead anthropomorphic Humboldt penguin:

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    Grape-kun, an old humboldt penguin who’d been abandoned by his former mate due to his health issues, started showing a lot of interest for the cutout, staring at it for hours, trying to reach it on top of the tall rock where it was placed, and even trying to court it.

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    Of course, Kemono Friends already being a surprise hit show, the thing went viral and tons of art, jokes and other content were made. Even after the colab was over, the zoo didn’t remove Grape-kun’s sunshine, and Hululu’s VA Ikuko Chikuta even visited Grape-kun during an educational event:

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    Unfortunately, Grape-kun was already old and his health started to deteriorate. He was removed from his enclosure for treatment, along with his muse of course, that was placed next to him. On october 12, 2017, Tobu Zoo announced that Grape-kun passed away, with Hululu by his side in his final moments. Once again Grape-kun started trending, this time in a sadder tone as fans, visitors and part of the Kemono Friends staff paid their respects.

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    As a final homage to Grape-kun, a new cutout was added to the penguin enclosure in january 2018, immortalizing this romance:

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    And thus ends the tale of Grape-kun and Hululu. May our little Friend rest in penguin heaven with his anime wife, gone, but never forgotten.

    awed-frog

    When an archer is shooting for fun
    He has all his skill.
    If he shoots for a brass buckle
    He is already nervous.
    If he shoots for a prize of gold
    He goes blind
    Or sees two targets –
    He is out of his min
    d.

    His skill has not changed,
    But the prize divides him.
    He cares
    He thinks more of winning
    Than of shooting –
    And the need to win
    Drains him of powe
    r.

    Zhuang Zhou (369 BC - 286 BC)

    nosiidam

    AND THE NEED TO WIN DRAINS HIM OF POWER

    teratomarty

    Can someone go back in time and read this to me before the sixth grade spelling bee? Thank.

    Apollo 11 tribute!! Had to sketch something for this. A bit stylized, of course!

    As amazing as this event was, it’s almost just as surreal that this happed exactly 50 years ago now. Where have we gone since…?

    Fellow aerospace fans should check out this website, with great footage, all the mission audio, and incredible photographs:

    > > https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/ < <

    Worth a look!

    c3rvida3

    Bad News: Our boss locked the keys inside the building.

    Good News: We didn’t have to wait around for a locksmith.

    Bad News: My boss finds it very concerning that I know how to pick locks, and tried to unlock my Tragic Backstory™. I was too embarrassed to admit that the reason I learned was because, at thirteen, I figured that was the kind of skill that would impress cute girls.

    Good News: A cute girl saw me do it.

    Bad News: It was Maggie, and since she’s already seen me fall out of several trees, cry because I saw a fawn that was just too damn small, and knows I can ride a unicycle, she’ll never think I’m cool no matter what I do. It’s too late. She knows.

    sailorbryant

    There are million dollar blockbuster movies that were less entertaining than the rollercoaster this post just took me on.