Young Dragons by Ben Wootten
NO FUCKING WAY GET OUT
1. Fee (Or Sergio)
2. Gray blue
4. I still RP on Furcadia?
5. Brown or purple
6. Bed, honestly. v___v
7. Does Gavin Free count?
8. Bengal tiger
9. Mambo No. 5
10. The Last Dragonlord
1. I have a bajillion:
Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”
Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.
ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO:
Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)
Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs.
Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling.
This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.
Hey everyone, as someone who grew up with horseshoe crabs literally everywhere I’d like to bring your attention to these fine, prehistoric bottom-feeders. Growing up in Gerritsen Beach (In Brooklyn, NY) meant seeing dozens upon dozens of horseshoe crabs trapped in fishing lines and shredded sandbags, stuck above the high-tide marks during low tide, and sometimes washed up on the rocks. Which led to probably hundreds of hours cutting them loose every summer during the mating seasons. Horseshoe crabs are 10000% harmless to you and can be easily handled (just don’t dangle them from their tails (known as a telson); that’s painful and you may accidentally rip the tail off and they’ll have to wait until their next molt to grow a new one!).
If you see a horseshoe crab on the beach, gently nudge it with your foot. Most of them will respond by waving their telson around. If it doesn’t respond, flip it over to check for moving limbs. If you suspect it is tangled and can’t move and you can’t bring it straight to the water because of this get a bucket of sea water and slowly pour it over the book gills and legs. As you work to untangle these rad critters, which are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs, pour more water over it periodically until you can return it to the ocean. However, during the mating season horseshoe crabs will attach together, with the large female toting around a smaller male behind her, and bury themselves in sand and mud to lay their eggs. Do not dig up these horseshoe crabs unless you are absolutely sure that they are stuck above the high tide mark. If you see dozens of beached horseshoe crabs but none of them are clinging together and the tide is going out, please do your part and turn them back in the direction of the water. Place them at the water’s edge and let them decide which direction they want to go in to be absolutely sure that they aren’t stranded accidentally.
Horseshoe crabs cannot bite you, and their “pincers” are really just for picking up food and don’t hurt if they try to grab you. They may be a little intimidating-looking but they are harmless and will be grateful for your help.
Just look at all those friendly legs waiting to tickle you in thanks for helping them not die a slow death of baking in the sun and getting eaten by gulls and other sea birds!
Please, protect our bottom feeding horseshoe crabs at all costs. Yes their blood has important medicinal value, being copper-based unlike our iron-based blood, but overharvesting them can have devastating effects on our underwater ecosystems. When being harvested for blood they should actually be returned to the ocean after taking a little, rather than bled dry
I got to pet one of these babies ;;.
Read the whole thing please! And help them stay on our world and in our waters <3.
the chief has come home (x)
OH MY FUCKING… you can see one by one hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, and even the reflection of the shadow Hiccup’s watching in both eyes!!
this is actually really nice animation
the texture on her nail and the dirt underneath it
the slight dilation of hiccup’s pupils when he opens his eyes
the muscles in his forehead tensing up in the second gif and relaxing in the third
dreamworks has some fucking awesome attention to detail
The design on Gothi’s hand
A masterpiece of cinema. Metropolis (2001). Directed by Rintaro who co-founded Madhouse. Based off of legendary Osamu Tezuka’s manga of the same name. Creator of Black Jack and Astro Boy. Based the manga off of the 1927 German silent film Metropolis.
The more you know.
I feel genuine sorrow for anyone who is a fan of anime who hasn’t sat down to watch this brilliant piece of cinema. The animation is brilliant, the story is heart breaking, the characters are memorable and if you’re like me you will most probably cry at some point during the story or at least feel greatly moved by the plight of both robots and humans within the story.
I remember the first time I had ever seen this, it was 2am and I was 10 years old. (2001. lol.) I shouldn’t have been awake at that time but I remember staying up for all of it and I never wrote the name down.
I didn’t find it till like 7 years later.
But it has always stuck in my head, I am an avid Ghibli fan. I own all of their movies aside for the newest. But Metropolis has a very big place in my heart when it comes to anime movies. It is worth watching 50 times.
OOOOOOOOH MY GOD
One of them is technically married.
Since you know. Shinji’s mom.