Rogue and Remy are the best couple that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created.
I think these five panels in the first issue is her defining moment. She is a kind person, but don't ever think you can mess with her.
I crossed paths with one of these robots. You did? What happened?
LOST IN SPACE 3.06 ♢ Final Transmission
The Early Temperocene: 125 million years post-establishment
Color Me Surprised: The Rainbow Savannahs
Vast, tropical grasslands are once again dominant on equatorial Gestaltia, as they were during the Therocene. For a while, they became frigid, temperate plains, and, at the Glaciocene's climax, the site of a battlefield: a battle ages ago, with the bones of innumerable casualties now buried deep within the earth and smothered by time.
Yet today this vibrant and beautiful landscape is no less a war zone, albeit on a different scale than during the Glaciocene. For this is not an epic siege between warring armies armed with weapons, nor is it a battle of fearsome predatory beasts: this landscape, a colorful palette of vegetation, is a battlefield in a war between plants.
Like in the Therocene, several species of grass dominate the savannah: most abundant are the wild thornbriars, a relative of weedwood that developed thorny branches and tough stems to resist herbivores. This fast-growing species quickly overtook the plains at the dawn of the Temperocene, but was challenged by two primary competitors: the flameweed, which bore irritating chemicals similar to peppers, and the once-dominating saberleaf, driven to near extinction in the Glaciocene but now making a slow comeback.
And with thornbriars sporting a more typical green hue, but saberleaf being a pale whitish color from its coat of silica spines, and flameweed having a brilliant crimson hue as warning coloration through anthocyanins and similar red pigments that visibly overshadow the green of its chlorophyll, the result is a landscape that appears to be a bizarre patchwork of multicolors: especially during blooming season, as, rather than solely relying on wind, many species have developed colorful flowers to recruit pollinators to up their chances of fertilization. These multi-colored leaves and flowers alike lend these unique landscapes the apt moniker of rainbow savannah.
This war of grasses would be aided once again by a rotating team of specialized herbivores, with ungulopes chomping eagerly on the abrasive saberleaf, the more basal hare-like hamtelopes gnawing on thornbriar, and the pyroos, last of the hopping boingos but now becoming more widespread once again, tackling the spice-laced flameweed. When each grazer has exhausted its favored grass in a specific region it moves on, allowing a different grass to dominate which attracts its respective grazer in turn.
It would be dynamics much like the Therocene's herbivores, but on a whole different spectrum, as many lineages of plants in the Temperocene show more striking pigmentantion. And one side effect of these bright colors of vegetation, used as warnings or to attract pollinators, would be the selective pressure for an increase of more well-developed color vision among the local fauna-- and more colorful displays that followed later. Once the sole feature of the walkabies, now even podotheres, ratbats, lemunkies, ungulopes and bumbaas do too as well-- and by adapting structural coloration or depositing pigments, the creatures of the Temperocene are far more brilliant than what would normally be expected of mammals.
Interestingly, the red and black pigments of flameweed have also found a minor secondary purpose aside from warning coloration: they allow it to absorb and utilize Beta's faint crimson rays on the red end of the spectrum, allowing flameweed to also photosythesize during Beta-twilight. This is a very meager addition, as the solar output of Beta is scarcely 2% of the full yellow-white daylight of the main sun Alpha: yet, as a silent struggle breaks out among the plant kingdom, a war of grasses in a multicolored landscape, the tiny advantage it grants flameweed may just be beneficial in helping it stand its ground in this botanical conflict.
The Early Temperocene: 125 million years post-establishment
Tree's a Crowd: Forests of the Gestaltian Mainland
The warm climates of the Temperocene have favored the return of biomes that had vanished in the Glaciocene: tropical forests. Once blanketed northside by tundra and taiga, and otherwise by temperate deciduous forest, now new vegetation more suited for a humid, tropical clime flourish in all shapes and sizes.
Yet not every tree that towers into the understory is in fact a tree at all. The tall, thorny spires that rise up to heights of twenty feet supported by segmented stalks are in fact a species of weedwood grass known as bramboo: grass that grew to massive sizes after the extinction of the mison that specialized to eat them. And tall, palm-like vegetation that bear packed clusters of yellow flowers are not woody trees, but giant herbaceous plants: in fact, these brasstics are giant descendants of cabbages-- now grown into forms that closely approximate a tree.
In this forest of trees, true and false alike, a wide array of fauna thrive and prosper in a new age devoid of extreme winters. In the tropics, the winters never come at all, and these lands have not seen snow for over ten million years.
The most abundant forms here are the walkabies: bipedal walkers descended from the jerryboas like the podotheres, but developed the cursorial gait independently of them. Short-trunked, primitive species are still abundant, co-existing with their long-trunked omnivorous cousins the rhinocheirids: of which two varieties are currently extant: the ground-dwelling snuffalops and the small, arboreal treebumms.
The end of the Glaciocene, and the effect of the harmsters, had also spelled the end of the girats: slender high-browsing herbivores that emerged at the beginning of the Therocene, but since then have died out. They were, however, quickly replaced by the altolopes: long-necked ungulopes that hailed from the Borealian region, further succeeding the ungulopes' extreme success in a majority of herbivore niches, ever since the bipedal leaping boingos greatly declined when the Glaciocene first hit.
Basal cavybaras are among the region's most abundant medium-sized generalist herbivores, foraging at ground level for fallen fruit, grasses, shrubs, fungi and on rare occasion invertebrates when they can find them. They have remained mostly unchanged since their Rodentocene days, even as their distant relatives, the mison, the hammoths, and the beelzeboars rose and fell throughout the ages.
This region is also unusual in having a most unlikely top predator: the badgebears. They are relatives of the carnohams under the ferrat clade, but unlike their purely-carnivorous cousins, the badgebears are omnivores that do go after living prey like walkabies and cavybaras but also indulge themselves in vegetation: a particular favorite being the abundant bramboo that their powerful jaws, with blunt molars for cracking bones, are also ideal to tackle this abundant and nutritious food source. Depending on the species, the badgebears can lean toward predominant carnivory with the occasional plant-eating, or near-obligate herbivores that opportunistically scavenge carrion: slowly dividing the generalist clade toward two dietary extremes.
Just added to my tracks on Spotify "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" by Journey https://ift.tt/1LNneU4
can we talk about the brief half a second of Kiyoshiro looking annoyed and baring his teeth that the show shows here?? Can we???
also this scene too???:
Piplup my beloved.
My year end music review.
1 Daisuke a day • part 38
the OG five X-Men (plus pietro, wanda, alex and lorna) but it's the late 90s-early 2000s and they all dress like it
(The world begins behind your neighbor’s wall. It all looks fine to the naked eye but it don’t really happen that way.)
“Your mind has been divided. “
“Gotta get you…layer after layer after layer.”
“You are at the stillpoint of the turning world.”
“I was born like this. I got dark rot inside. I serve the evil.
I got off. through the cameras. The footage.”
“walkin' in the buildin'…….marble on the floor. Tell me when.”
“Look up in the sky, 10 is on the way…….The truth? Shit I've been through prolly offend you. checked out in second grade When I was 9. Daddy prolly………..Yeah, that's him again.”
“the prophet say “Phone? Never. You ain't sick enough to pull it on yourself. I'd rather die than to listen to you.” These are the times, 9. Reapin what you sow. Sentence is on the way.”
(These are all from dna.)
“I’m watching your reactions as the thing within you cries.”
“ on the altar.”
“ Son, you’ll get your chance.”
“I said “no no no, you can’t do that to me.”￼
“Pop a pill. “
“You must acquit.”
“What other bitch you fuckin wit?”
“Sucked the soul out my dick.”
“I’m the dad.”
“Please don’t crash.”
“ i’m the only one that know what to do.”
“ give your mom a grandchild.”￼
“ when I take it out, you start cryin.”
“ I realigned your spine.”
“Oh my God.”
“ could you see them screaming?”
“ could you see the guy who was driving?”
“ another waitress is telling us she’s having your baby.”
“ there’s a photograph where you’re dancing.”
“ there’s a rumor.”
“I remember a winter’s night..I came Against you. ……..I knew what i was doing.”
“ it’s war,” she cried. “This is war.”￼
“ Drop your possessions.”
“ get the gun, get the gun, get the gun.”
“ stay away from the gun.”
“ he’d be gunned down cold by the CIA.”￼￼￼￼
“ God doesn’t plant the bombs. The human race is about to reap what it’s sown. Armageddon days are here.”￼
“ The world is on its elbows and knees.￼￼”
“ some wonder if life‘s inside at all. I watched their shadowsin the window opposite. You can hear music from Kusha‘s house. At night laughing. “
“They know the way.”
And all our ghosts got swept away.”
“Looking for something we’ll never find.”
“ your eyes couldn’t hide anything.￼”
“He says I’m weak. He says I’m wrong. Are you watching me now?”
“Better make your mind up, quick.”￼
“ you’ve known me for 1000 years.”
“￼he never will forget.”
“He’s not paid to think.”
“I have a key.”
“The landlady takes me up.”
“ when I was broke it was you that always paid the rent.”
“ her place is where I found my parking space. She gives it back to me.”￼
“ every magic potion. Every false emotion. How unswerving our devotion to the lies.”
￼￼￼” I walked into such a sad time at the station.”
“ fill it up and lower down again.”
“ you have spurned several seasons with their treasons.”
“ can you answer?”
“Yes I can.”
“ you better move it mama and knock yourself right off of your feet.”
“ I will remember to forget you forgot me.”
“ talking out of his pants.”
“ i’m watching TV, I guess that’s a solution.”
“ The girl of my nightmares, underweight Goddess.”
“ I saw a girl that looked like you and I wanted to tell everyone to run away from her. She had your eyes… Handful of young men wrapped around your finger. I can understand how a girl gets bored. She was a victim of the same disease.￼”
“ One of these nights I’ll sleep with the windows down, but not until that creatures in the pound. that girl taught me about destruction.”
“ your prayers will never be answered again.”
“ Speakers are speaking in code. “
You know it’s all beginning to feel like it’s ending.￼￼ The way things get…you get so high.”￼
“ you sign your own name and I’ll sign mine. We still get separate rooms.”
“ you’re admitting that there must be something wrong.”
“ you hold the gun and I hold the wound, and we stand looking in each others eyes.”
“ I done hit an all time low.”
“￼￼￼￼￼ never scared to cross that line or pay up fines.”
“ i’m on the other side taking care of what’s important.”
“ jail and jealousy. Daydreaming about a cruise.”
“ all that hate in your heart. I’m focused on what’s meant for me.”
“ all this shit sounds so intimate. that’s why I feel like you know me before we face to face.￼￼￼￼￼”
“try and you get erased.”
“ you talk about things that nobody cares.”
“ your girlfriend lied. she’s a real good liar.”
“ I pulled into town in a police car. your daddy said I took it just a little too far.￼￼￼￼￼”
“ A little too far. Can’t fuck with Brooklyn.”￼￼￼
“ The rabbit done died. Yes, it did.”
“ A month on the road and I’ll be eating from your hand.” (HRC)
“ they had a hell of a run. “
“ The papers want to know… “
“ i’m stepping through the door.”
“ I think my spaceship knows which way to go.”(ftr, urban dictionary defines spaceship as a fully loaded car with navigation, or a crack pipe.)
￼￼” my mind’s been going places without me lately.”￼
“ light shining over my bed. Been laying here too long.”
“ in my field of vision I see smoke.”
“ she’s like a curse. “
“ I guess we took us for a ride. “
“ history is made to seem unfair.”
“ Lemons limes and tangerines.”
“ I remember this. I recall that you were there.”
“ get yourself together or we say goodbye. Don’t make me say it again out loud.”
“ bipolar pride.”
“ you’re going to have a pretty hard time without drugs.”
“ total submission.”
“ i’ve seen a vision: everyone’s screamin. “
“ tell her I miss her. In a serpentine prison. Don’t try to connect the dots anymore.”
“ I need a vacation from intoxication.”
“ I think you’re just drinking the water.”
“ you think that she’s a winner when she’s cooking you dinner, but she’s really moving in for the kill.”
“ if you saw that she was coming, you could get up off the track but it isn’t easy when she hits you in the back.”￼
“ during the time of which I speak, it was hard to turn the other cheek.”
“ feeding the cancer.”
“￼ The blood in the strength of its impurity.”
“ I missed 10,000,000 miles of road I should have seen.”
“ meanwhile my friends we thought we were so together left each other one by one on the road to Fairer weather.”
“￼ I feel I have what some would say…..is a dangerous mind.￼”
“ I don’t regret it one bit because he had it coming.”
“ most fun I ever had. And I’d do it over and over and over again if I could. It just felt so good.”
“ they never see it coming what I do next.”
“ they got their pitchforks and proof. Their receipts and reasons. They’re burning all the witches.”
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼” i’m locking up everyone who ever laid a finger on me. I’m done with it.”
“ i’ve been driving a midsize car. I never hurt anyone.”
“ is that a fact?”
“ I can tell you how this ends. We’re going to win this. With spades and truncheons. And trowels. That is how the war will be one. Nothing ever comes for free.”
“ The ghosts are here. We’re gonna win.”￼￼￼￼￼￼
“ now I regret continuing with the pretense, because it just doesn’t make any sense.”
“ they don’t yet know what car I drive.”
“ I love the little levitation games that we play. I grab keys.”
“ they don’t yet know where I reside.”
“ Bring her back to me. The throne of our queen is empty.”
“ our war is over. Our queen has met her doom. No more she lives. No more serpents in her room. I watch you fix your hair , then put your panties on in the mirror. Got your girl working for me. Touching you places only I know. Your love ain’t free no more, baby.￼￼￼￼￼￼”
“ we are praying God is on top of it. That’s all we are.￼”
“￼ birds are telling me stories with their bitter Sweet melodies.”￼￼
“Now I know you’ve heard Bad things about me￼, please let me explain.”￼
“ are you OK? You’ve been shot.”
“ you never really leave my mind. “
“ The bull and the bear are marking their territories.”
“ Ch-ch-ch Changes.”
“ A vision softly creeping left its seeds while I was sleeping and the vision that was planted in my brain still remains.”
“ i’m not wrong, I’m not wrong.”
“ they couldn’t touch us even if they tried. We’ve only just begun. We all just made a pact.”￼
“￼￼￼￼ I am sick of love. Don’t want your bullshit.”
“Who gon stop me?”
“ Heard she fucked the doorman. Well that’s cool I fucked the waitress. I wrote the verse that I hope will hurt you.”
“ they know I’m a dope boy. They don’t have no proof.”
“ i expect a 7. I went through hell, I’m expecting heaven. I am owed.￼￼￼￼￼”
“ if it wasn’t for your advice I would’ve been so dead.”
“ promise I ain’t going nowhere, like a hare, like a rabbit. I’m allergic to having bunny ears. Two seats in the 911. Told y’all I was going to go HAM. “￼
“ I don’t know where I’m going. I don’t know and I don’t care.”
“ never gonna see you again.”
“ Nobody else Will tell you. “
“I’m glad I never had a baby with you. “
“I see a salty message written in the eaves.”
“ The ground beneath their feet is a nautically mapped sheet as thin as paper while it slips away from view.”
The last song is he simple, he’s dumb, he’s the pilot by granddaddy. I sang it just now to see what the lyric was. It’s a song that I know by heart; a band I saw a few times I’m guessing. Once I saw them open for Elliott Smith, well I probably saw them open a few times for him actually, the year that I followed him on tour.￼ I assumed the song was about Jakk. But then as I got to the end, I saw a page from a Seattle Journal of mine that said a lyric, “did you love this world and did this world not love you? “ I believe it’s the only granddaddy lyric I ever wrote down. And as the end of the song started to play, that lyric repeats. At least five or six or seven times, I don’t know. And I realized the song wasn’t about Jakk at all. It was about me. It was about how I became enamored of this spiritual world where I was talking to dead nieces and psychic boyfriends, and learning practices. And believing everything that was said to me. I did love it. I loved it so much that I handed over my life. Because I assumed it loved me back just as ferociously.
But it didn’t love me at all. It was a vindictively-created virtual world.
So that made me weep.
Here’s the songs that aren’t listed in the hashtags:
Bushfire,why, I remember Calif, if you don’t know me by now, serpentine prison, lavatory lil, loves recovery, audience with the mind, I did something bad, yellow Flicker beat, price of gasoline, careless, bartender, pyramids, pallas Athena, bitter Sweet melodies, stubborn kind of fellow, seven years in Tibet, you will you will you will will you?, Changes, Daysleeper, the sound of silence chromatics version, one more night, Master blaster, the song of Solomon, Who Gon Stop Me, moon palace, you should be sad, mansard roof. And of course he’s simple he’s dumb he’s the pilot.￼￼￼
I like how there's all these cool ass new Pokemon in Uranium and here I am still using a basic Arbok
I think Big Boss would be good friends with my other Arbok named Solid Snake
A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.
Chibi screenshot redraw of Logan in honour of me binge-watching the whole of X-Men Evolution this week. I’ve never really gotten into the X-Men before but I may be a little obsessed now…
Abysmal quality original image under the cut (all three pixels of it lmaoo):