When I turned vegan, I didn’t feel that way about every animal around. I’ve noticed it’s something that changes naturally. Nowadays I vacuum around a spider, catch flies to release them outside and let silverfish go about their business; a whole new world, a whole new-found mental peace. I love being vegan, it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I finally understand, we all have but one life, human, cow, ant, everyone, it is not our right to take it away in a whim, simply because we can, it’s their right to live their lives, just like us, just like me.
I wear my fake septum piercing because it mirrors the nose rings that are forcibly placed on domestic farm animals. It symbolizes the suffering that factory farmed animals go through every single day, and thus implies that we are - or at the very least I am - one with them: there is no difference in the validity or relevance of the two. I wear my fake septum piercing because it’s a sort of unorthodox ‘marriage’ ring, a physical manifestation of my love for someone. I wear my fake septum piercing because, in it’s own way, it reminds me of who I am, and to stay true to myself and to fight for what I believe in. These are the reasons I wear my fake septum piercing daily, and why I wish to turn this into an actual piercing - to symbolize that just as the piercing is legitimate, so too are the above things to me. It is not some foolish, immature ‘phase’. No, it is so much more than that.
Gingerbread: Do you like tea?
Is this even a question? HELLA YES. I stan for tea and water for LIFE.
Tinsel: What perfume/cologne do you wear?
I love Hollister’s Jake Cologne, and of course FAME by GaGa.
Ribbon: What’s a book that had a strong impact on you?
Romeo and Juliet, if only because the romantic aspects of it frighteningly mirrored the point in my life when I first read it almost down to the minor details.
Holly: Who was the last person you sent a letter to?
Well I’m in the process of writing one, so I guess that counts. But this one is gonna end up being the length of a short book, I can tell.
North Pole: What in your life are you most grateful for?
I can’t pinpoint one thing, as that would deny other things I’m equally grateful for their time in the spotlight.
Christmas Carole: Would you change your name if you could?
Santa: What’s your favorite month?
Well, my happiest times have been in the month of April, so I guess that one.
Noell: At a movie theature, which armrest is yours?
Whichever one isn’t being used.
Rudolf: What’s a band a family member introduced you to?
I don’t think I have an answer for this one.
Candy Cane: Can you make paper snowflakes?
Yes, but they’re not as intricate as I would like.
Eggnog: What was the name of your first stuffed animal?
I have no idea to be perfectly honest.
Mrs. Clause: Have you ever been on a boat in the ocean?
If a bay counts, then yes. I was slightly terrified, yet mesmerized.
Ice: Would you rather be overdressed or underdressed at every party?
It depends on the type of party, what mood I’m in, and what type of persona I want to put forth.
Hot Cocoa: What’s your favorite thing about yourself?
My passion for things I love and hold dear to my heart.
Reindeer: What is your spirit animal?
I just did an online quiz to find out, and apparently, my spirit animal is the butterfly, which makes sense actually. It also says I may be connected with the hummingbird and the owl.
Yule Log: Least favorite vegetable?
Big N/A here. I mean, there are some vegetables I don’t really fancy raw and by themselves, such as cucumbers, but when there’s something to compliment them, I’ll like them. So I don’t really think I have a least favorite.
Stocking: What color are your socks right now?
Elf: If you had unlimited money to one shop, which shop would it be?
Whole Foods. That beautiful place is sucking me dry.
Wreath: Are you allergic to anything?
Not that I know of.
Cookies: Top three favorite bands?
I don’t really like any bands. As for artists, Lady GaGa, Lorde, and Britney Spears. But, as you know, I only stan for GaGa. the other two are good, but I wouldn’t even call myself a fan. Just a casual listener who enjoys their music casually.
Toys: Do you want children?
I’m not sure at this point. Ask me again in ten years.
Sleigh Bells: Can you whistle?
Snowman: Do you like accents?
I’m not really sure. They don’t bother me though, unless I honestly can’t understand what the person is saying. I still blame myself for that though.
Prominent scientists sign declaration that animals have conscious awareness, just like us
An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are â a list of animals that includes all mammals, birds, and even the octopus. But will this make us stop treating these animals in totally inhumane ways?
I’ve known this all along. It’s good to see others finally realizing it.