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Edge of Woods flowers :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 3 12 Dumbledore Crow and tarp :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 7 33 Godzilla dump detail last :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 5 5 Godzilla doodle page done :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 8 2 Godzilla doodle 3 :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 9 8 Dumpdoodle2 :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 6 2 Godzilla JR dump doodle :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 3 9 First Godzilla Attempt :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 9 9 Blade steps post :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 3 8 Puppet Masters Blade for Catshere :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 9 10 Jar Jar Binks 8x10 trade :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 10 13 Skek Steps :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 10 18 Happy Birthday, my precious! from tarpalsfan :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 17 20 Aughra Final :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 8 12 Aughra :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 14 13 Anakin Finished :icontarpalsfan:tarpalsfan 5 21


003: Mohawk :icongarvals:Garvals 53 5 Dimetrodon Grandis (III) :iconseanphelan:SeanPhelan 3 0
Pope blames 'human selfishness' for global warming
Source BBC
Pope Francis has blamed human selfishness for global warming in his long-awaited encyclical calling for action on climate change.
In the letter, he urges the rich to change their lifestyles to avert the destruction of the ecosystem.
Environmentalists hope the message will spur on nations ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris in December.
But parts of the document, leaked earlier this week, have already been criticised by some US conservatives.
It has been dismissed by two Republican presidential candidates.
Humans to blame
The encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home", aims to inspire everyone - not just Roman Catholics - to protect the Earth.
The 192-page letter, which is the highest level teaching document a pope can issue, lays much of the blame for global warming on human activities.
Pope Francis writes that: "We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder h
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Dragons Lair :iconzage56:Zage56 50 20 Bad hair day :iconskekla:SkekLa 18 32 Thra fauna-Swamp hopper :iconskekla:SkekLa 14 34
Hi fellows!...I pass by to let you some small news on what's happening around my life, in case you'll want to know ^^ I
know I sound pretentious but please humor me, I swear there ARE persons who want to know the evolution of my mother's health! Well...yesterday I finished the last tramitations so the central pharmacie sends us the first dose of her chemotherapie's meds...they will supposedly arrive in some 10 days or took me to weeks to achieve this permission to retire the meds when they are's like having won a marathon! Yesterday afternoon mom had her first-before the last study: a complete tomograph, from head to toes-..she had to ingest a lot of iodine contrast so it made her kinda sick, but she coped well. She slept well all night and I sadly had my liver turning against me because of stress and lack of sleep, and I retched all night long...what an idiot my body can be.  Besides that, thrre's no major news. mom will have a scintillogram this ne
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Live Long And Prosper :icontumiaus:tumiaus 25 16 BB-8 :icontumiaus:tumiaus 10 5 Rascus :iconsonicclone:SonicClone 29 74 Manzanita Jelly :iconzage56:Zage56 2 3 Indian Paintbrush :iconzage56:Zage56 3 5 Western Gopher Snake :iconzage56:Zage56 5 16 All Squirrels love Daryl :iconvulkanette:Vulkanette 37 8 SkekSil ver 2.0 preview! :iconskekla:SkekLa 13 4


by SkekLa

I don't know how you drew this. I can guess, after seeing many of your other drawings, that you didn't use a reference on this. This dr...

by Zage56

I love your ORIGINAL, unique charecters and worlds. Therefore I give you 5 stars on originality. You deserve every star. :clap: . Vision? Ho...

First off. I probably should not give you a critique, since I am your Mom! But, you did ask me too, but be warned-I am not going to go ...

Hello, Anita :hug: I have no clue as to who she is, sorry. I am not good at critques-but for you, my friend; I will try. I will do the 'mea...


Hi  :wave:

I was supposed to be answering my friends tag'.  I guess that I will put that aside until another time.


A little story:  Many years ago, there was a little family who lived on a farm in the 'sticks'.  A Step-father, a Mom, and 3 youngsters: Big sis, Middle Brother, and baby sis.   They lived in a metal box, near an old wooden box, they didn't have a telephone, but did have water and a little garden and lots of critters.


One day the sun came out and made the little farm hot as Hell.  Step Dad and Mom decided to let the kiddies sleep in while they went into town.   Big Sis though woke up, got bored and bothered brother and little sis until they woke up.  After breakfast everyone went outside and played for awhile in the Hot as Hell sunny day.   Soon, Big sis got thirsty and decided to go back into the metal box for a drink.  The door to the metal box was Hot as Hell.  When Big sis opened the door-inside the metal box had turned into Hell!  Big Sis and her siblings ran away and lived.  The End. 


That is a stupid, much shortened version of something that happened to a friend of mine many years ago.  I hear about it again, once in awhile.  Anyway, my friends, when they were kids, did indeed escape a trailer house  fire.   They lived in the country, and had no phone.  So I guess they had to run a long ways before reaching help.   I lived not to far from the family-and arrived at their still burning house just in time for my friends parents to come on the scene-they didn't know that the kids had made it out of the fire safely yet.   I will never forget the horrified looks on my friends parents faces-nor forget the joy when someone pulled up in a car-the kids inside!  I swear I cried.   The family lost everything...but really they lost nothing!  I think they were blessed, indeed!


Now, I am bothered.  Just yesterday, I received a call from another friend...her parents had a house fire.  They kept running back inside their house to rescue stuff-risking their lives each time they did so.  But was it worth it?  I know that they worked hard to gain their possessions-but to risk ones life to get stuff out of a fire? :shrug:  I just kept seeing my friends mom's face from all of those years before when she thought she lost her family.


Anyway, the good news is, I called my friend this morning to see how her parents were doing-hurray-the fire was minor, and they damage is repairable:dance:  Everyone is doing okay, maybe some minor smoke inhalation.  


I am just glad to hear that they are all doing okay:)  I don't know why things like this bother me so much.  It does however, remind me to count my many blessings and thank God for all of the good things!  Hug someone you love my friends! 

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roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017   General Artist
Dragonfoxx70 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello my friend. So many times I have wanted to call you, but wasn't sure if you have the same number. I miss our talks. I hope you are well
roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016   General Artist
I wish you every success and assure you of my support. Hug
Trusis49 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
By all means....where art thou..... We miss hearing from you and seeing you are and reading your stories...I got real sick in 2013 and have struggled for 3 years..Now doing ok..I found not always doing what the doctor prescribes is the best plan..started treating myself and doing so much better..I was so hard on Rich..coming home from work and having to take me to the er, at least once a month..funny it was the same week of every month...hmmm, something fishy about that....JarJarBinks has a special place on the wall in my sewing room..Thank you for that picture..come back to us please..
SkekLa Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi, dear Tarp!! ^^ I miss you a LOT!...I sadly missed your email, so I've been unable to get in touch with you by any means!...I truly wonder how you are and where you are! :huggle:
I hope some day I'll have news from you and they'll be good!:huggle:
roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016   General Artist
Oh! Where is you, dear friend? I'm missed you!!! :sad: 
roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015   General Artist
Merry christmas everybody i got a letter Christmas- Deerling Christmas Sock Merry Christmas Sign fella Gift (Party) Merry Christmas - fella (Universe) Christmas- Dedenne F2U Christmas - Markiplier Icon F2U Christmas Jacksepticeye icon PLZ Wicket No 03 Deerling (Winter) Deerling (Autumn) Mistletoe PLZ Wicket No 01 Happy Holidays New Avi PLZ Wicket No 05 PLZ Wicket No 02 A Christmasy Jaunty
SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
It has been SO LONG...
I had had a message from you and wanted to reply it, but more or less by that time, I got a glitch (a severe one) in my notes and comments...and couldn't even open the main D.A. resolved, yet I lost a lot of messages and never could find yours!!!
I hope you are alright...I miss you TERRIBLY!!
For worse a lot of things happened this year that made me stay too shortly online and I ws s idiotic as to never write to you and ask if you were alright...
How are things going???
I love you, friend!
And miss you A LOT!!!
*Couldn't stop thinking of you when I saw the new StarWars movie was going to be released!!! <3
AND at watching dear Doug Jones as the spectres at Crimson Peak!!! <3
I'll be hoping to get any news...I couldn't find your email address!!! I'm a fool I don't know where I had it noted...ughh...
The most impotant thing is I adore you..and wanted to send you the hugest HUG, and wish all thebest in th world for you....
Hopefully I will get news form you soon!!! :glomp:
See you!!!
roundtower Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015   General Artist
tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
Thanks honey!  That is a nice plant!
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