Location>/strong>: Perth, Western Australia
This is Squire at 7 months. He is a Russian Blue, and brother to Stella. The first week or so we had him home, he wanted nothing to do with us and spent most of the time hiding. One day I managed to coax him out from behind the fridge and give him a tummy rub. Once he realised what he was missing out on, he never looked back! He’s now the most affectionate cat and wants cuddles all the time, and we are happy to oblige! When he’s really happy, he sticks his tongue out.
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Fusco. ILU. Let's go get falafel sometime and talk about baseball or something. I don't know. We probably don't share many interests. But I would hang out with you anyway, just because.
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I read Lone Survivor shortly after it came out. It's a Janus of a book: the first half is a funny, honest, informative, and proud explanation of what it takes to become a SEAL; the second half is the dreadful (as in full of dread), horrifying, blow-by-blow of a man watching his friends die as he himself is sure he will die, but somehow doesn't. The first half will make you laugh, the second half will make you cry.
I was... skeptical when they optioned it as a movie. Even for Peter Berg, who generally has his heart in the right place. Berg sold his soul to make this movie -- he directed Battleship to get this done -- and Mark Wahlberg's producing and starring in a role he's not really suited for, but is probably the real reason the film got made.
(He does fine, despite that he looks nothing like Marcus Luttrell, who dwarfs him. Taylor Kitsch is pretty eye-opening, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster are also very good.)
What I most wanted was for the film to be respectful, and it is. What it isn't is Marcus Luttrell's griefstricken and guilt-ridden eulogy for his friends, and you know what, that's fine. This is much closer to Black Hawk Down than, say, any of the other more mawkish tales of war based on true stories. There are no flashbacks to wives left behind, no angels sing, no one, as Luttrell himself joked in the post-film Q&A, falls in love with the village elder's daughter. There's a lot of gore (all of it the good guys'), there's a lot of bravery, and there is a the very firm statement that these men died -- and Operation Red Wings was a multi-phase tragedy of staggering proportion -- if not at the time of their choosing, then also not as victims. In that sense, it was very well done. It's perhaps more dramatization than drama, but it's a compelling one.
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Location: Tempe, Arizona, USA
Gannicus was found in a drain gutter by a sweet girl with a broken tail at the end. Faced with animal racism and bigotry from people since he’s black, he was thrown out to die. Fast forward a few months later when i met this little soldier he was being cared for by this girl. She couldn’t keep him so i stepped in and decided to care for him. Since then I’ve nursed him back to health taught him a few tricks and got him nothing but the best of everything. He’s a funny guy, he sits on my roof and protects the house, he has already marked my entire block with his scent and fought off the adult neighbor cats. I have about five neighbors who know him and see him on the daily, two of which he’s been into their homes. With their consent of course. He is a gentleman and always lets my girlfriend and mother go before him when walking through doorways together. I think it’s so crazy, he seems like a human! Furthermore, i’ve been allergic to cats my entire life. And my mom has been severely allergic to them her entire life in fact she hated black cats more than anything. But he has overcome some stunning obstacles, my neighbor has cat allergies as well! He came to my house one day and said that my cat is really something special. He isn’t normal man. He’s the broman from the fifth dimension! Haha, he has great taste in music and loves fruit more so than meat. He eats meat only to get what he needs, he prefers plants and whatnot. Anyway, this kitten is truly unique. As his story. Can’t wait to see what he accomplishes as an adult!
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