XiXi, brace yourself, the shit it about to hit the fan
[id: a digital drawing of chiyue hua and razul laiyan dressed as mario and princess peach respectively. chiyue, a half-demon woman with tan skin and dark brown hair, is standing with one hand on her hip and the other up near the brim of her cap. her horns are hidden by the mario hat. laiyan, a demon man with pale skin, black hair, and long blue-white horns, is standing with his hands folded in front of him, looking at chiyue with a small smile on his face.]
(WEHT)– Indiana conservation officers are alerting Hoosiers about an invasive species in the state. DNR has reported signs of spotted lanternflies in Switzerland County, which is near Cincinnati. The planthopper originated in Asia and was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014.
Adults have a very distinct red color on their underwings with spots. The egg masses of this insect look like mud and can spread by vehicles.
Spotted lanternflies feed on plants which makes [the plants] too week to survive winter months. DNR is asking all Hoosiers to keep an eye out for these insects and call 866-663-9684 if you see them.
im moving back to indiana soon. do we squish them when we see them + call the number? what do we do about the eggs
Every time I see your Lan bunny comics, I get such a strong desire to just bury my face in their fur
Zewu-bun is ready
I am begging OP to find better LARP groups.
#the one time I LARPed#we just sat around a bar having a conversation IC#we’d found the bar’s best place to sit and commandeered it for the purposes of being nerdy#and also drinking but that’s what it was there for
This one time we were doing a Mage: Awakening larp and my character had to explain how magic and magical law worked to a bunch of new mages, and for some reason we decided to do this session in public, in a coffee shop.
We were approached by Christian missionaries who thought we were seriously discussing spirituality and wanted to Save Us. We were in full costume at the time.
my tiefling spent 3 in game hours writhing around in a huge pile of styrofoam packing peanuts like a cat in sillymode
there’s a glass thing aboard wooden whaling ships where it’s like a little crystal they put in the ceiling to let light in belowdecks
what the fuck is it called
it looks kind of like this
YES! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Sure thing! I remember being so surprised at HOW much light they brought into a space, when I first saw them in action.
[ID: photo of closely clustered ship bunks, lit by an overhead prism. /end ID]
The yellow light is artificial but the blue is from the deck prism, on a cloudy day.
The group Liter of Light helps light the homes of impoverished people around the world with a similar invention: a clear plastic bottle containing a liter of water and three milliliters of bleach. They’re placed in the roof of the home much like the deck prism and “refract the light from outdoors into the house, lighting up much like a light bulb.” They can be used to replace kerosene lamps, which are both a fire and fume hazard.
Since the bottle only works with sunlight, Liter of Light came up with a solution for night time. Huffington Post stated, “by slipping a test tube with a small LED light bulb into the bottle, which in turn is hooked up to a mini-solar panel, the bottle can still refract light during the day, but then also be used as a light bulb at night.” They also make streetlights!
my friend just told me that there’s a secret second dashboard that solely contains posts from people you’ve turned on post notifications for, and when i click the link in the messages it opens it within the tumblr app, so the tumblr app also has a secret second dashboard for post notification blogs, and the only way to access it is to open the link for it within the app.
i literally love tumblr
every time someone mentions the little prince I almost forget it’s a children’s book because I literally cannot get through the part about being tamed without crying
“To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world…“
But if you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life . I shall know the sound of a step that will be different from all the others. Other steps send me hurrying back underneath the ground. Yours will call me, like music, out of my burrow. And then look: you see the grain-fields down yonder? I do not eat bread. Wheat is of no use to me. The wheat fields have nothing to say to me. And that is sad. But you have hair that is the colour of gold. Think how wonderful that will be when you have tamed me! The grain, which is also golden, will bring me back the thought of you. And I shall love to listen to the wind in the wheat…” The fox gazed at the little prince, for a long time. “Please, tame me!” he said.”
So the little prince tamed the fox. And when the hour of his departure drew near —
“Ah,” said the fox, “I shall cry.”
“It is your own fault,” said the little prince. “I never wished you any sort of harm; but you wanted me to tame you…”
“Yes, that is so,” said the fox.
“But now you are going to cry!” said the little prince.
“Yes, that is so,” said the fox.
“Then it has done you no good at all!”
“It has done me good,” said the fox, “because of the color of the wheat fields.”
i designed a new tiefling for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON. i don’t have a campaign to play her in and even if i did, she’s way too fancy for a normal PC. but here she is anyway because i really liked the idea of a tiefling love based cleric or paladin (eyes emoji at that new love domain cleric unearthed arcana) named evangeline
here’s some fancy art i did of her for my licensable character tier on patreon
fictional men who I would love to cuddle like teddy bears: all of 3zun but for different reasons
I hate linguistic anthropology. Why? One of the most influential experiments in linguistic anthropology involved teaching a chimp asl. One of the most influential linguistics is named Noam Chomsky. You know what the chimp’s name was?
Fucking monkey pun.
And this is in textbooks, in documentaries, everywhere. And everyone just IGNORES THIS GOD AWFUL PUN cause of how important the experiment was. But
BUT LOOK AT THIS SHIT. FUCKING NIM CHIMPSKY. I HATE THIS WHOLE FIELD.
Its not just the linguistic anthropologists.
There’s a group of very important genes that determine if your body develops in the right shape/organization… they are called the hedgehog genes, because fruit fly geneticists are all ridiculous. The different hedgehog genes are all named after different hedgehogs. And then someone decided to get clever and name one “sonic hedgehog” because this is just what fruitfly geneticists do.
Well sonic hedgehog controls brain development, and now actual doctors are stuck in the position of explaining to grieving parents that their child’s lethal birth defects or life-threatening tumors are caused by a “sonic hedgehog mutation”.
And this is why no one will invite the fruit fly people to parties.
Biogeochemical scientists, upon discovering the complex mechanisms that govern the storage and use of molecular iron on our planet, decided to call this cycle “the ferrous wheel”. We groaned about that for at least five solid minutes.
The phenomenon of sneezing when exposed to sudden bright light is called an Autosomal-dominant Compelling Helio Opthalmic Outburst. ACHOO.
Half a byte of data is a nibble.