What is, is.

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A short story I’ve been working on, inspired by talking to my cats too much.

Ben And Buzz

9:37am, Saturday. Awake and pouring coffee, Ben took his mug sat at his little dining room table to read the novel he picked up earlier that week. His cat circling through the chair legs, meow…

"Go away Buzz, I already put food in your bowl."

Merowww…Buzz jumped onto the table and sat in front of Ben. Raising his paw he began to pull and push down the book trying to get his attention.

"What? You want some attention? Hmm, you wants some pets?"

Petting the cat he continues to read yet the cat still pulled at the book.

Giving a sigh he closes his book and looks straight at Buzz.

"Alright, you have my full attention, what do you want?"

Buzz sat up straight, “I wanted to let you know that I heard that book is a piece of crap. Stop buying cheap corner store book and read a novel worth while.”

Wide-eyed Ben drops his hands into his lap. “Wha- Did you- You can talk?”

"Yes, yes I can."

"How long have you been able to do that?

"I’m not sure, a couple a weeks maybe."

"Weeks?!"

"Yes, did you think that all those times you would talk to me that I wasn’t capable of listening?"

"You would walk away."

"I got bored of listening to you complain. Take a deep breath, I’m not an alien I just wanted to be able to talk with you so you don’t feel crazy."

"I still feel crazy, my cat can talk or at least I think he can."

"No, I can. I’ve been practicing while you were at work."

"Why did you want to talk?"

"You know how frustration it can be when someone you care about doesn’t understand you say even when it’s something simple."

"True but still, you can talk. Can other cats do that?"

"I’m not sure, I can’t be the only one. Anyway stop reading trash."

"How do you know it’s trash? Did you read it?"

"No, I heard some other humans talking about it on the television when you went to work. I recognized the cover"

"Oh, okay. Can you read?"

"No, I repeated the words you said until I said them the way you say them. I did learn how to work the television so I could make sentences."

"Explains why it would be on a kids channel when I turned on the tv."

"Yeah, I would go through that educational one in the morning and then change it to something else when it got boring."

"Well, I’m going to take a nap. Are you ok with me being able to talk?" Buzz yawned.

"No, yeah it’s fine. Just a lot to take in right now. I’m going to take a shower."

Buzz jumped down from the table and onto his tower, Ben, still surprised, walked to the bathroom and started his shower.

"I just had a conversation with my cat…because my cat can talk."

"Please don’t slip and fall in the bathroom, I don’t know how to use a phone!"

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Short Story

I just finished writing a short story, I haven’t been able to write in a while so it probably sucks.

Anna walked by the old wooden doors every day since childhood.

 Even then, she always wondered what could be hiding behind them. Maybe it’s a beautiful garden, with climbing roses and wild flowers. Or maybe someone hides their sculptures there, afraid of what the world might think of them. Her thoughts went on for hours, and would tell her mother about what fantasies could be behind the old wooden door. But her mother only laughed, “Silly little girl, as beautiful as it would be to see those things hiding away I’m afraid it is probably only an empty lot. Taken over by weeds and bugs.”

With that she never spoke of the what could lie behind the doors, but she kept dreaming, wondering of the hidden things. During the day her fantasies ran wild, thanks to reading Alice in Wonderland, she thought of curious creatures living in the lot, flowers that could talk and beautiful tall trees. At night her dreams were filled with exciting adventures, danger around every corner, running, jumping and climbing all through the mysterious maze behind the door.

Years past but even now that she was no longer a child she still wondered about what lies beyond the old wooden doors. I’m going to look. She thought with quick resolve.  I’m not a child anymore besides, if it is an empty lot as mother said then no harm no foul. If it belongs to someone I will apologize and explain myself. With that Anna removed the bar blocking the door, grasped the handle and gave a small push.

The door didn’t open. So with shove the door swung open. She wasn’t sure who was right, her mother or herself. It looked as though there was a beautiful garden, there were benches, old flower beds that were now over run with weeds. Over grown foot paths and a dead looking tree. Everything for a garden was there just old, Everything is dead, but it must’ve died within the last few years.

A voice boomed behind her, “Excuse me! But what are you doing in here?”

Giving a little jump she turned around to see a young man no older than thirty, wringing a cap in his hands. “I’m sorry to have startled you but why are you in here?”

"I’m so sorry," she replied "You see I’ve passed this place almost everyday since I was a kid and always wondered what was in here. I only got the courage to look today. Again I’m sorry to break in, I didn’t know anyone owned it."

The man looked at her in wonder and gave a relieved sigh with a smile. “No need to apologize, I understand. I was worried about vandals but it seems I was mistaken.” Walking towards her he began to explain.

"I’m Ben, my grandmother kept this lot for her gardening and such. She would bring me here to play but passed on not long after I entered school. Since then no one has come by to keep it looking nice. I’ve tried my hand at it but just don’t have the talent or the time. Anyway my family decided to sell it but I don’t think we should, mostly for selfish reasons. So I came by to have another look at it and that’s when I saw somebody rush in and thought it was some kid that might be going through a destructive phase."

Looking around briefly trying to imagine the garden in it’s full bloom, Anna turned back to Ben and extended her hand. “Well, it’s nice to meet you Ben, I’m sorry for your loss. I understand your concern and what this place must mean to you. I always thought this place was a garden, it must have been a very pretty garden, I wish I could have seen it.”

"It really was, it would be great not to have to sell it. I have a lot of great memories of my grandmother here, but I guess the memories themselves will have to do."

"So, your family is going to sell it?" Anna inquired. "I don’t mean to sound insensitive but I have to say I am a little interested." Before Ben could speak she continued. "You see I’ve given a lot of thought about this lot even before I’ve seen it. I live in a very small apartment but love gardens, I try to keep what plants I can fit but I really want a full fledged garden."

Ben eyed her suspiciously but hopeful at what she might have to offer, “What is it that you are proposing?”

"Maybe instead of selling it, lease it to me so that I can have a garden, you and your family would be more than welcome to drop by as often as you would like since it would still be your property. Everybody wins. What do you think?"

Ben thought for a few minutes weighing any pros and cons he could think of, but it didn’t seem to be a bad idea. Knowing he would still need to speak with the rest of the family about the deal. Reaching into his pocket and produced a pencil and scrap of paper. He tore a piece of paper in two and began to scribble something down, then handed her both halves with the pencil.

"Well Anna, if you could give me a number where I can reach you, I can go over your offer with everyone else and give you a call so we can hammer out the details if they agree. Honestly I think it is a great idea and everyone will win. The other paper is my information in case you change your mind."

Beaming with delight Anna wrote her home phone and work phone and handed it to Ben. “Thank you so much, you have no idea how happy this makes me. I hope I don’t have to call you about any time soon .”

Ben grinned putting the paper in his pocket while starting back for the open door, “Well I kinda hope you do call.” Putting his hat back on his head he went out the door. Anna stared at where he stood confused, Why would he want me to change my mind? Thinking for a second she looked at the paper he gave her. It has his name, a home number and a work number and that was it, thinking again for a second she turned the paper over. Written there was a note to her;

'If you're not seeing anyone, I'd like to buy you a coffee-Ben'

Smiling to herself she began her walk home, thinking about how soon she should call him.

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titillatingtomtales:

Not telling you what it is. Just press play!

Reblogging this because seriously guys what happened!? I made this post a month ago, it got 300 notes (most I had ever seen on a post back then) and that was it. I guess someone went that far back in the blog and found it, reblogged it, and all hell went loose! I’m so glad y’all like it. Credit of course goes to the submitter. Everyone loves some Tom/penis humour!

Ehehe penis humor

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Tick tock goes the clock,And what now shall we play?Tick tock goes the clock,Now summer’s gone away.Tick tock goes the clock,And what then shall we see?Tick tock, until the day,That thou shalt marry me.Tick tock goes the clock,And all the years they fly.Tick tock and all too soon,You and I must die.Tick tock goes the clock,We laughed at fate and mourned her.Tick tock goes the clock,Even for the Doctor.Tick tock goes the clock,He cradled and he rocked her.Tick tock goes the clock,Even for the Doctor.Tick tock goes the clock…Tick tock goes the clock…Tick tock goes the clock…Doctor, brave and good,He turned away from violence.When he understood,The falling of the Silence.Tick tock goes the clock,He cradled and he rocked her.Tick tock goes the clock,‘Til River kills the Doctor.Tick tock goes the clock,He gave all he could give her.Tick tock goes the clock,Now prison waits for River.Tick tock goes the clock,And all the years they fly.Tick tock, and all too soon,Your love, will surely, Die.

junglejimblog:

Tick tock goes the clock,
And what now shall we play?
Tick tock goes the clock,
Now summer’s gone away.

Tick tock goes the clock,
And what then shall we see?
Tick tock, until the day,
That thou shalt marry me.

Tick tock goes the clock,
And all the years they fly.
Tick tock and all too soon,
You and I must die.

Tick tock goes the clock,
We laughed at fate and mourned her.
Tick tock goes the clock,
Even for the Doctor.

Tick tock goes the clock,
He cradled and he rocked her.
Tick tock goes the clock,
Even for the Doctor.

Tick tock goes the clock…
Tick tock goes the clock…
Tick tock goes the clock…

Doctor, brave and good,
He turned away from violence.
When he understood,
The falling of the Silence.

Tick tock goes the clock,
He cradled and he rocked her.
Tick tock goes the clock,
‘Til River kills the Doctor.

Tick tock goes the clock,
He gave all he could give her.
Tick tock goes the clock,
Now prison waits for River.

Tick tock goes the clock,
And all the years they fly.
Tick tock, and all too soon,
Your love, will surely, Die.

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cwnl:

The Life Cycles of Stars
Imaged Above: Stellar evolution by Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Introduction
Initial Note: There’s a spilled set of jewels and treasures sparkling out there in the night sky most people are in the habit of ignoring whilst having their strolls to wherever their destinations may be. While some of us may already be aware of the little fact that we’re made of the same chemical elements as these cosmic gems, some still perceive them as merely bright little dots of light emitting faint photons into our eyes whenever the Sun clocks out for the day. However, you’d be surprised at just how active and diverse these dots of concentrated matter truly are. In the following set of posts courtesy of NASA, we’ll be taking a comprehensive look into the life of Stars.
What Is A Star?
A star is a sphere of gas held together by its own gravity. The force of gravity is continually trying to cause the star to collapse, but this is counteracted by the pressure of hot gas and/or radiation in the star’s interior. This is called hydrostatic support. During most of the lifetime of a star, the interior heat and radiation is provided by nuclear reactions near the center, and this phase of the star’s life is called the main sequence.
Before and after the main sequence, the heat sources differ slightly. Before the main sequence, the star is contracting and is not yet hot enough or dense enough in its interior for the nuclear reactions to begin. During this phase, hydrostatic support is provided by the heat generated during contraction.
After the main sequence, most of the nuclear fuel in the core has been used up. The star now requires a series of less-efficient nuclear reactions for internal heat. Eventually, when these reactions no longer generate sufficient heat to support the star against its own gravity, the star will collapse.
The Cycle
A star’s life cycle is determined by its mass. The larger the mass, the shorter the life cycle. A star’s mass is determined by the amount of matter that is available in its nebula, the giant cloud of gas and dust in which it is born. Over time, gravity pulls the hydrogen gas in the nebula together and it begins to spin.
As the gas spins faster, it heats up and is known as a protostar. Eventually the temperature reaches 15,000,000 °C and nuclear fusion occurs in the cloud’s core. The cloud begins to glow brightly. At this temperature, it contracts a little and becomes stable. It is now called a main sequence star and will remain in this stage, shining for millions or billions of years to come.
As the main sequence star glows, hydrogen in the core is converted into helium by nuclear fusion. When the hydrogen supply in the core begins to run out, the core becomes unstable and contracts. The outer shell of the star, which is still mostly hydrogen, starts to expand. As it expands, it cools and glows red.
The star has now reached the red giant phase. It is red because it is cooler than it was in the main sequence star stage and it is a giant because the outer shell has expanded outward. All stars evolve the same way up to the red giant phase. The amount of mass a star has determines which of the following life cycle paths it will take after the red giant phase.

cwnl:

The Life Cycles of Stars

Imaged Above: Stellar evolution by Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Introduction

Initial Note: There’s a spilled set of jewels and treasures sparkling out there in the night sky most people are in the habit of ignoring whilst having their strolls to wherever their destinations may be. While some of us may already be aware of the little fact that we’re made of the same chemical elements as these cosmic gems, some still perceive them as merely bright little dots of light emitting faint photons into our eyes whenever the Sun clocks out for the day. However, you’d be surprised at just how active and diverse these dots of concentrated matter truly are. In the following set of posts courtesy of NASA, we’ll be taking a comprehensive look into the life of Stars.

What Is A Star?

A star is a sphere of gas held together by its own gravity. The force of gravity is continually trying to cause the star to collapse, but this is counteracted by the pressure of hot gas and/or radiation in the star’s interior. This is called hydrostatic support. During most of the lifetime of a star, the interior heat and radiation is provided by nuclear reactions near the center, and this phase of the star’s life is called the main sequence.

Before and after the main sequence, the heat sources differ slightly. Before the main sequence, the star is contracting and is not yet hot enough or dense enough in its interior for the nuclear reactions to begin. During this phase, hydrostatic support is provided by the heat generated during contraction.

After the main sequence, most of the nuclear fuel in the core has been used up. The star now requires a series of less-efficient nuclear reactions for internal heat. Eventually, when these reactions no longer generate sufficient heat to support the star against its own gravity, the star will collapse.

The Cycle

A star’s life cycle is determined by its mass. The larger the mass, the shorter the life cycle. A star’s mass is determined by the amount of matter that is available in its nebula, the giant cloud of gas and dust in which it is born. Over time, gravity pulls the hydrogen gas in the nebula together and it begins to spin.

As the gas spins faster, it heats up and is known as a protostar. Eventually the temperature reaches 15,000,000 °C and nuclear fusion occurs in the cloud’s core. The cloud begins to glow brightly. At this temperature, it contracts a little and becomes stable. It is now called a main sequence star and will remain in this stage, shining for millions or billions of years to come.

As the main sequence star glows, hydrogen in the core is converted into helium by nuclear fusion. When the hydrogen supply in the core begins to run out, the core becomes unstable and contracts. The outer shell of the star, which is still mostly hydrogen, starts to expand. As it expands, it cools and glows red.

The star has now reached the red giant phase. It is red because it is cooler than it was in the main sequence star stage and it is a giant because the outer shell has expanded outward. All stars evolve the same way up to the red giant phase. The amount of mass a star has determines which of the following life cycle paths it will take after the red giant phase.

(Source: afro-dominicano, via peopleasflowers-deactivated2012)