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textsfromsuperheroes:

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Then stop reading right now! There is no new information for you in the paragraphs below.

But you can head on over to our Patreon page to learn all about the different ways you can support Texts from Superheroes and the rewards that await you in exchange.

For those of you who didn’t watch, you missed a great video announcing that Texts from Superheroes is now on Patreon.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a funding platform kind of like Kickstarter, but instead of raising a bunch of money at once for one big project, it’s meant for recurring small donations to keep our web comic running on a monthly basis.

As creators, writers and comedians we’re working on a lot of different projects at once and Texts from Superheroes doesn’t always get the attention from us it deserves. With recurring monthly donations we can focus more time and energy on creating the comics you love and ensure consistent, quality posts from Texts from Superheroes. But there are also rewards!

We’re offering our patrons exclusive content, behind the scenes access, the chance to see comics from the future and a bunch of other great stuff, all listed on our Patreon page.

But don’t panic, Texts from Superheroes will always be free. This is just an avenue to help directly support our comic, if that’s what you’re into.

Thanks for reading, thanks for following and thanks for being the awesome fans that you are. (And special thanks to Doug Groves, the creator of Bionic Antboy, for all his help with our campaign video).

Here’s our Patreon page if you’d like to donate.

Patreon.com/TextsFromSuperheroes

And here’s a picture of Ronan texting, because we think it’s hilarious:

I can definitely support this! :)

rainamermaid

anichanchu asked:

What's your view on temporary captivity? Like if a dolphin, whale, shark, etc was hurt in the wild but brought in for treatment and released again?

rainamermaid answered:

Sounds great in theory but hiding behind that reason is how seaworld got a lot of it’s animals. They take them but then decide they can’t be rehabilitated into the wild. Maybe they cant. Maybe they can. But seaworld benefits from it more if they can keep them. There’s also a law that says they cant have the animals unless they are on display.

I watched a situation unfold a few years ago. Pilot whales were stranded on a florida beach. For weeks volunteer groups with there limited resources did everything they could to care for the whales and try and get them back in the water. Sea world could of come in at any point and saved the day. They have the resources, the man power, and the machinery. There were around 20 something animals stranded. Sea world showed up when 2 were left alive. They took the healthiest one, and it’s now on display. They left the sicker one and it died. They arent allowed to legally capture these pilot whales. But they took it under that excuse and never did a thing to rehabilitate it.

Some places rehabilitate the animals but they’ve been in captivity so long they can’t be done or the animal dies. My experience is that aquariums and sea parks just dont make good on this. It’s actual animal rescue groups that get these animals safely back into the wild, and they barely have any money.

Locally we have a group called hope for wildlife that rescues marine animals and rehabilitates them. They keep any animal (marine or not) that is too injured or sick to be in the wild, but they are kept in natural wild environments. (they dont currently have whales or anything though).

There’s also many local Canadian groups that rescue whales and dolphins and temporarily keep them in sea pens before releasing them.

Seems to be a global phenomenon, alas - it’s not just Seaworld doing stuff like this. These enterprises are about entertainment, not conservation. :(

rainamermaid

A boy sprawled next to me on the bus, elbows out, knee pointing sharp into my thigh.
He frowned at me when I uncrossed my legs, unfolded my hands
and splayed out like boys are taught to: all big, loose limbs.
I made sure to jab him in the side with my pretty little sharp purse.
At first he opened his mouth like I expected him to, but instead of speaking up he sat there, quiet, and took it for the whole bus ride.
Like a girl.

Once, a boy said my anger was cute, and he laughed,
and I remember thinking that I should sit there and take it,
because it isn’t ladylike to cause a scene and girls aren’t supposed to raise their voices.
But then he laughed again and all I saw
was my pretty little sharp nails digging into his cheek
before drawing back and making a horribly unladylike fist.
(my teacher informed me later that there is no ladylike way of making a fist.)

When we were both in the principal’s office twenty minutes later
him with a bloody mouth and cheek, me with skinned knuckles,
I tried to explain in words that I didn’t have yet
that I was tired of having my emotions not taken seriously
just because I’m a girl.

Girls are taught: be small, so boys can be big.
Don’t take up any more space than absolutely necessary.
Be small and smooth with soft edges
and hold in the howling when they touch you and it hurts:
the sandpaper scrape of their body hair that we would be shamed for having,
the greedy hands that press too hard and too often take without asking permission.

Girls are taught: be quiet and unimposing and oh so small
when they heckle you with their big voices from the window of a car,
because it’s rude to scream curse words back at them, and they’d just laugh anyway.
We’re taught to pin on smiles for the boys who jeer at us on the street
who see us as convenient bodies instead of people.

Girls are taught: hush, be hairless and small and soft,
so we sit there and take it and hold in the howling,
pretend to be obedient lapdogs instead of the wolves we are.
We pin pretty little sharp smiles on our faces instead of opening our mouths,
because if we do we get accused of silly women emotions
blowing everything out of proportion with our PMS, we get
condescending pet names and not-so-discreet eyerolls.

Once, I got told I punched like a girl.
I told him, Good. I hope my pretty little sharp rings leave scars.

'My Perfume Doubles As Mace,' theappleppielifestyle. (via queenofeden)
rainamermaid

rainamermaid:

a year ago Naida and I filmed for a music video through our friend Jon Mullane who did “My New American Girl.” It’s a very small part and we shot a promo, but I think it’s adorable. It’s at the very end, but you kinda gotta see the whole thing for the whole effect.

The video hasnt officially been released but I got permission to leak it Like I said just a very very short cameo appearance more for a fun novelty.

Watch to the end for mermaids :)

Hehe! :) Not going to spoiler. Go watch!

rainamermaid
rainamermaid:

Hey folks, if you’ve tried to share anything from my Raina facebook page you may have been told the page could be dangerous or has spam, and asked to fill out a capctha. It;s an extra uneeded step to be able to share from pages that is deterring people from sharing, and thus driving our reach EVEN LOWER.  This is happening to me almost everytime I share, tag, or tag a photo even from my own profile and I am getting reports from fans it happens to them too. I report it everytime it happens but so far„, nothing from FB  Ive read online this is the latest thing they’ll rolling out on more popular pages to force us to pay to show things. Ive written lengthy rants about why their promote system is flawed and useless. I wouldnt mind paying occasionally if it worked. But to not allow me to tag even myself is ridiculous. using an official built in FB system should never prompt a warning. -_- Anyway, You can help me out if you;ve got a moment! Go to my FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raina-the-Halifax-Mermaid/183327321702019?fref=nf and pick something to share. anything, I dont care. You can delete it after you share it.  If the captcha pops up you’ll see an option to put that it was done in error. Of course the second I want help with this it’s not popping up for me but it should pop up for you or I’d post screen shots. Somewhere down in the bottom right there’s a button. Just click it and it takes you to a form asking what you were trying to tag and you can paste my FB page and explain in a sentence that you’re just sharing an actual FB page not a spam link.  If you get that window you can report and you dont even have to follow through with sharing a post of mine. If you dont get the window and your share of my stuff posts to your wall feel free to delete it.  I know it’s a lot to ask but it’s ridiculous that they’re doing this to people and from reading if I get enough people to write in that Im not spam it should stop.  It’s also a possibility that some mean person just spent a day or continues to spend days falsly reporting all my posts as spam. I know Another famous Mer had a troll do that to her and she had the same problem, but FB actually told her (this was a year ago so maybe they dont tell you anymore) to block the person.  I really really appreciate folks!

I’ll remember that. This is what happens when you rely on robots to police your social network, rather than using people. :(

rainamermaid:

Hey folks, if you’ve tried to share anything from my Raina facebook page you may have been told the page could be dangerous or has spam, and asked to fill out a capctha. It;s an extra uneeded step to be able to share from pages that is deterring people from sharing, and thus driving our reach EVEN LOWER.

This is happening to me almost everytime I share, tag, or tag a photo even from my own profile and I am getting reports from fans it happens to them too. I report it everytime it happens but so far„, nothing from FB

Ive read online this is the latest thing they’ll rolling out on more popular pages to force us to pay to show things. Ive written lengthy rants about why their promote system is flawed and useless. I wouldnt mind paying occasionally if it worked. But to not allow me to tag even myself is ridiculous. using an official built in FB system should never prompt a warning. -_-

Anyway, You can help me out if you;ve got a moment!

Go to my FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raina-the-Halifax-Mermaid/183327321702019?fref=nf and pick something to share. anything, I dont care. You can delete it after you share it.

If the captcha pops up you’ll see an option to put that it was done in error. Of course the second I want help with this it’s not popping up for me but it should pop up for you or I’d post screen shots. Somewhere down in the bottom right there’s a button. Just click it and it takes you to a form asking what you were trying to tag and you can paste my FB page and explain in a sentence that you’re just sharing an actual FB page not a spam link.

If you get that window you can report and you dont even have to follow through with sharing a post of mine. If you dont get the window and your share of my stuff posts to your wall feel free to delete it.

I know it’s a lot to ask but it’s ridiculous that they’re doing this to people and from reading if I get enough people to write in that Im not spam it should stop.

It’s also a possibility that some mean person just spent a day or continues to spend days falsly reporting all my posts as spam. I know Another famous Mer had a troll do that to her and she had the same problem, but FB actually told her (this was a year ago so maybe they dont tell you anymore) to block the person.

I really really appreciate folks!

I’ll remember that. This is what happens when you rely on robots to police your social network, rather than using people. :(