Overseas Experiments

abby-howard:

ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups have successfully evolved flight: Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs, which are NOT dinosaurs, and are an extremely diverse group of reptiles! Pterodactyl is not the only one. However, birds ARE dinosaurs. Avian dinosaurs!

Wings are not some extra structure you tack on to a creature and somehow the arms go away— they ARE arms. Think about that when you are designing creatures with wings and also giving them arms. That means your creature has six limbs.

Next anatomy post: The anatomy and evolution of DRAGONS. If you guys have any requests, feel free to send them in!

glittertomb:

hannes hummel
Any advice on flirting and getting dates?
Anonymous

loriadorable:

Don’t flirt with strangers in public spaces where they’re just going about their business, like sidewalks, subways, and parks. (It’s not really ‘flirting’, anyway. It’s ‘bothering’.)

Treat the other person like a person and not a ‘target’ or whatever the PUA term-du-jour is.

For any advice beyond ‘don’t be a jerk,’ I’d have to know more about you and the kinds of people you’re attracted to.

Velvet hair falls on Leona #funky #hairextensions

Velvet hair falls on Leona #funky #hairextensions

Velvet hair falls on Leona #funky #hairextensions

Velvet hair falls on Leona #funky #hairextensions

Triple bow updo, in retrospect bearing uncanny resemblance to a fancy goldfish in silhouette #funky #hairups

Triple bow updo, in retrospect bearing uncanny resemblance to a fancy goldfish in silhouette #funky #hairups

Classmate Corina’s multicoloured crown braid (updo by me, colour by year 2 class) #funky #hairups

Classmate Corina’s multicoloured crown braid (updo by me, colour by year 2 class) #funky #hairups

Until I started taking my antidepressants, though, I didn’t actually know that I was depressed. I thought the dark staticky corners were part of who I was. It was the same way I felt before I put on my first pair of glasses at age 14 and suddenly realized that trees weren’t green blobs but intricate filigrees of thousands of individual leaves; I hadn’t known, before, that I couldn’t see the leaves, because I didn’t realize that seeing leaves was a possibility at all. And it wasn’t until I started using tools to counterbalance my depression that I even realized there was depression there to need counterbalancing. I had no idea that not everyone felt the gravitational pull of nothingness, the ongoing, slow-as-molasses feeling of melting down into a lump of clay. I had no way of knowing that what I thought were just my ingrained bad habits — not being able to deposit checks on time, not replying to totally pleasant emails for long enough that friendships were ruined, having silent meltdowns over getting dressed in the morning, even not going to the bathroom despite really, really, really having to pee — weren’t actually my habits at all. They were the habits of depression, which whoa, holy shit, it turns out I had a raging case of.

naamahdarling:

butimstillbeautiful:

"Only 5 percent of women have the type of body we see on billboards and in TV commercials. The "Expose" project wants you to see the remaining 95 percent.” (Huffington Post Article)

Tell me something.

When was the last time you opened up your browser and saw a beautiful image of a body shape that looked just like yours?

When was the last time you saw an image of skin markings that looked just like yours?

When was the last time you saw an image of breasts that looked just like yours? An ass that looked just like yours? Scars that looked just like yours? A belly that looked just like yours? 

That’s not all there is to the project, there are fatter bodies at the links, but can we talk about how, EVEN HERE, the fattest of the fat that she took pictures of were largely excluded?

That said, these are beautiful photographs and I like the idea of the project very much!  Well done.