i love how everyone has a pokemon that they’re ride or die for like everyone just picks one lil guy to stan forever
mine is absol
Ever since gen 1 I wanted them to have a feature where you pick your one fave and even if it’s unevolved it gets reasonably strong after a while : (
Xatu for me
Concept: Frankenstein’s mobster.
Victor Frankenstein is a brilliant but erratic chemistry student who gets tapped by the mob to brew up some new wonder drug – Breaking Bad style – after their usual manufacturer gets busted, but when Victor gets a look at the formula, he notices something very unusual about it, and long story short, rather than handing the product over to his mob contacts he steals all the funding they provided uses it to make a dude. The mob isn’t happy about that.
It had the brain of a stoolie the mob iced.
you cannot gender me in a way that matters
No gender forged against me shall prosper
this is not a place of gender
i survived because the gender inside me burned brighter than the gender around me
A more elegant gender, from a more civilized age.
Crab Champions is a superbly silly crab-based combat game with co-op survival, racing and deathmatch game modes!
they finally fucking made crab rave: the game
it’s not even a joke the producer of the song literally made this
I guess that makes sense, Noisestorm did the video for Crab Rave too
We are doomed as a country if it is this easy to cripple our infrastructure
Power is logistic
Feels like a good time to remind y'all that when Chelsea Manning smuggled a CD with classified information out of a military base by hiding it in a Lady Gaga CD case.
Reminder that the hacker didn’t actually do anything to the pipeline itself. They shut down Colonial’s billing software, and the company halted service to the entire region rather than provide gas without being able to charge.
^^^^^ Yes read that last part.
Always, always question a company’s innocence in a situation like this. “Stupid woman sues McDonald’s because her coffee was hot” is their stance. Until you see the documentary Hot Coffee and learn McDonald’s knew they were serving coffee far in excess of normal coffee temperatures.
If a corporation appears innocent of wrong doing…history seems to show this isn’t true.
Move in together. Problem solved
That witch hasn’t said a single word but im calling it now - Himbo.
Also yes move in together, platonically or romantically doesn’t matter, I’d watch the hell out of that wlw mlm solidarity fantasy sitcom anyway.
A fair maiden knocks on the goth lady’s door and says she’s here to find love.
The goth sighs, points across the road and says, “Witch is over there. He doesn’t do love potions because consent but he might be able to make you prettier, although 90% of the time it turns out the spell didn’t do anything but make you more confident.”
The maiden blushes and sheepishly explains that she knows he’s the witch, she just talked to him and he sent her over here.
Goth looks over her shoulder to see the himbo witch standing outside his house giving her a grin and a double thumbs up.
YES TO ALL OF THIS
The thrilling sequels
The Centaurworld series trailer is finally here! Streaming on Netflix July 30.
Getting to be an episode director on this show was an absolute dream job. Incredible crew. Amazing cast. Beautiful story. Huge thanks to @sketchshark for inviting me along on the journey <3
Many talented-awesomeskilledfunny friends worked on it. Really looking forward to watch it. Bravo to everyone
When I woke up this morning I honestly would not have guessed that “a regular-ass horse from one of those grimdark fantasy settings where everybody dies at the end gets isekaied to the My Little Pony-verse” would be one of the most compelling pitches I’ve encountered all year, but here we are, I guess!
@theartingace I… I don’t even know what to say…
I just know I have to show you.
Knuckle tattoos that say “PLAN AHEAD”
Do a DnD type campaign but when the player characters start getting high enough level they begin to explore the cities of the dead gods and they’re finding all these giant, gigantic artifacts and enormous buildings and strange language and incomprehensible objects of unknown magic.
Anyway eventually it turns out the entire world of DnD is ant sized, just a lab experiment which broke loose after humans manages to all die out. The whole of all the magic and giants and dragons are just mutations of lab animals that evolved over centuries. The whole group discovers what they thought was a world is a falling apart building.
And now the question is do you stay inside a world now smaller than you’d ever imagined? Or step into the sun of a world that will never be the same size again?
A nice twist on the “the fantasy world is actually post-apocalyptic earth” trope!
PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS YOU DONT REALIZE WHAT YOURE MISSING
when a song ascends through its meme status
this is now officially my funeral song
This… Is honestly amazing… Imagine putting this with a final boss where it feels like fighting is hopeless, but you continue to fight, not wanting to go down with out a fight. You’ve come too far to give up now… Perfect.
dont know what i was expecting just not that
Oh fuck off, this has no right to be this good.
They found that the bat noises are not just random, as previously thought, reports Skibba. They were able to classify 60 percent of the calls into four categories. One of the call types indicates the bats are arguing about food. Another indicates a dispute about their positions within the sleeping cluster. A third call is reserved for males making unwanted mating advances and the fourth happens when a bat argues with another bat sitting too close. In fact, the bats make slightly different versions of the calls when speaking to different individuals within the group, similar to a human using a different tone of voice when talking to different people. Skibba points out that besides humans, only dolphins and a handful of other species are known to address individuals rather than making broad communication sounds. The research appears in the journal Scientific Reports.
forty arguing bats
Bats be like
pov the elf ranger of your party is relieved to be back in the woods after a week in the city gathering information.
[video description: op wears elf ears and a green tunic while smiling in the late evening sun. op is white with long wavy brown hair. soft music plays in the background. end video description.]
Earlier this week I reblogged a bunch of posts, one of which featured a turkey vulture (Cathartes aura). I noticed that it received the least attention, among some artwork of chickens and falcons. Let’s try and fix that by learning some great facts to appreciate these guys more!
Pictured above is Socrates, the first bird I ever worked with at Wild Ontario (photo credits), and I unironically think that he was quite the handsome fellow. Other folks may have a hard time agreeing, with regards to Socrates or turkey vultures in general, and at first glance, you can’t blame them. Note his (mostly) naked, wrinkly head. Other turn-offs include: covering their legs in their own waste, stinky vomit, eating dead stuff.
But wait! Each of these are special adaptations that have very useful functions!
1. Ugly head: There is a reason nearly all vulture species lack feathers on their head. Ever seen this famous National Geographic photo? Look at all the blood and meat bits drenching the head and neck of this griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), presumably after sticking its head into a carcass. In birds, the head is often the most difficult area to clean, or preen. On a bird with a fully-feathered head, a mess like this would remain caked on for too long, providing a breeding ground for parasites and bacteria. Vultures, on the other hand, don’t have to worry about this, and any microbes that are left are cooked by UV rays when they sunbathe.
2. Dirty legs: Vultures can excrete their waste (feces/urates) in a way that causes it to coat their legs. This has a thermoregulatory purpose, as the water content of the waste evaporates and cools their overall body temperature on hot days.
3. Stinky vomit: You may have heard that turkey vultures can “projectile vomit”. While it’s not exactly projectile in that the vomit doesn’t travel any appreciable distance, it is true that this is a defensive behaviour. When threatened/very stressed, some vultures will expel the contents of their crop. The foul odour often discourages potential predators/adversaries, and getting rid of that load aids in a slightly quicker escape.
4. Eating dead stuff: This is the most important one! Someone has to do this, or else you’d be stepping in rotting meat most places you try to go, and exposing yourself to all the gross decay and bacteria. Vultures keep ecosystems clean and healthy. Not only are they immune to the species of bacteria and their associated toxins that are responsible for deadly illnesses such as botulism and anthrax, but they’re able to destroy many (but not all) of these species with their powerful digestive secretions. So, please appreciate these natural garbage collectors! Speaking of garbage, please also do not throw trash out your window while you’re driving. Trash attracts animals like rats and raccoons, who get tragically hit by cars on the side of the road, whose carcasses then attract raptors, corvids, and vultures, who then also get tragically hit by cars.
Thanks for reading :)
I’ve done several programs with vultures and its sooo strange to me how differently people react! When I worked at a rehab here in Texas with our turkey vulture, hardly anyone would talk to me at programs. I was always the last person to get attention, and people didn’t spend a long time with me; they let me do my vulture talk, said thanks, and then ushered their kids away as if they were worried that the bird was going to eat them.
However, at the center where I volunteer every few months in Colorado, the reaction was totally different. While people still gravitated to the owl first, Styx got a ton of attention; I’d say an equal amount. I had people come up to me first, and want to carry on a conversation about vultures. I had people come up to me repeatedly to take photos, or grab their friends and come have me say my talk again for them. I even had a few people record my talk so they could send it to friends who couldn’t make it to see the birds in person. When I mentioned that a lot of people didn’t like vultures despite their importance, the most common reaction was shock! Some people even reassured Styx that he was indeed pretty, beautiful, and handsome.
It’s fascinating the differences in reaction towards these birds based on culture of the people at the program.
Of course, Sophodra looks pretty different to the human characters….
I reblogged this from my phone while I was out walking so I didn’t get the chance to talk about how rev did months, and months worth of research and sketch studies on insect anatomy so some of the tiniest obscure segments of this draw from reality and are hinged correctly and now I by association know much more about how arthropods are put together than I thought I did, like now I know I only understood 15% of it all and they wrote their own modifications into how the shading works and stuff so lighting would automatically react to parts of it more like it does on a real mantis and they still think of this model as “stylized” or only imperfectly lifelike
Aw, it turns out we were all wrong about vulture bees. All my life I read that they process carrion into a “meat slurry” they they use like honey, and that’s still what many articles (and wikipedia) claim, but that seems to be a communication error from the first published articles about them in the 80′s.
They make normal honey, it’s just that protein in honey is manufactured by a bee’s body and the protein in their diet usually comes from pollen. Vulture bees eat more carrion than pollen, so when someone said they “make their honey from carrion” it was in the same sense that a cow “makes milk from grass.”
I probably helped boost the incorrect version for years >:(
They are still awfully morbid bees, apparently they can reduce a small corpse to bone in just a couple days.
The paper also discusses how the bees will chase off or kill flies and anything else at the corpse, except for ants, which also attack any interloper other than the vulture bees. It doesn’t posit why they’d have developed that mutual tolerance, but almost every type of bee suffers from parasitic mites and other pests too small for them to notice, so I’d guess the smaller ants take care of that.
(Favorite example of mutualism)
I honestly love mutualistic relationships and think they’re super cool. It’s just fascinating to think about species evolving to benefit from each other. It’s hard to pick one, but I think dotted humming frogs and Colombian lesserback tarantulas are really neat.
Just look at these two. I feel like that tarantula is like “tell me where the bullies are”. He looks like he’s about to fuck up all of that frog’s enemies.
Brach Figure Sculpts
And toy design musings.
Top, we have a 2″ scale (He’s closer to 3″ with the neck) Brach in Civilian Gear, he just needs his DynoBadge and the clasps on his overalls. The 2″ figures are being done “wrapped tail” to work with bucket/chariot style vehicle cockpits/platforms.
Slammerhead Brach is going to be a larger design, probably about 6″ counting the neck (so really more like a 4″ TMNT figure). When interacting with the smaller figs this would represent Brach when he’s using his size-changing DynoPower. He’ll probably get a 1″ mini-partner (always loved those in TMNT, GI-Joe, etc) in the form of a tiny Jason James, to ride on his shoulder, or a Fossil Ghoul ‘critter’ to capture with his tail-pliers or shovel-claws. Neck articulation to allow for a Slammerhead attack is of course, a must.
C’mon and slam!