as the next season of doctor who approaches its time for me to wrestle with the question
does my faith in peter capaldi outweigh my distrust of steven moffat
I am familiar with that question.
APPARENTLY THEY’RE YELLING AT EACH OTHER ON SET AND THE GENERAL VIBE IS PETER CAPALDI DECLARING THAT HE WILL NOT BE CHASED OFF THIS SHOW
Can’t someone take Moffat off this show? He’s already ruined one perfectly good Doctor.
Texts from Superheroes: #Thor has an announcement!
The curiosities of the Blue dragon nudibranch
Commonly referred to as the Blue dragon nudibranch, Pteraeolidia ianthina (Nudibranchia - Facelinidae), is a remarkable species of sea slug native to the Indo-Pacific region.
This is an extremely elongate species up to 5cm long, with large, curved arches of cerata (the projections on the upper surfaces of the body) along the length of the body. The cephalic tentacles have two distinctive dark purple (or blue) bands.
Although the body color of this nudibranch is translucent tan, the cerata, which are mostly blue or dark purple, lavender or golden brown, give the nudibranch most of its apparent color.
The Blue dragon nudibranch has many amazing survival strategies. When touched, the nudibranch will “flare” its cerata and the nematocysts will discharge on contact (it is one of the few nudibranchs with a sting strong enough to be felt by humans though usually not in areas with thicker skin such as the palm of the hand).
It is also able to autotomize (lose or detach) the posterior part of its body in order to distract, or free itself from, a potential predator. Later, the missing portion can be regenerated.
Another curiosity of this species is that the cerata contain zooxanthellae of the genus Symbiodinium that exhibit the capacity for photosynthesis, and they grow while reside in the sea slug. This symbiotic relationship with the algae helps the adult nudibranch to overcome a period of food shortage by getting photosynthetic products.
Photo credit: ©Sylke Rohrlach
Locality: New South Wales, Australia
okay snailblr do purple snails actually exist or is that photoshop
yes, they do! if you were thinking of that stunning "purple snail found in australia", im sorry to say that that one is photoshopped. but!! Janthina janthina, also known as the common purple snail, is a beautiful marine snail that comes in a variety of shades from white to blue to purple!
these lovely sea snails are extra cool because they trap air in bubbles of chitin to make a raft, allowing them to float at the surface of the ocean as they feed upon floating hydrozoans!!
Janthina janthina can be found on the surface of tropical and temperate seas, or occassionally washed up on the shore by strong winds.
the entire family Janthinidae are often known as the violet snails or the purple storm snails, such as the Janthina exigua shown above, but Janthina janthina is the most famous for the vibrant purple hue.
The above post contains most of the cool facts about the snail itself, so I’ll add this instead: I discovered this snail right around the time one college D&D game was starting up and was so enamored with it that I named my character Jan Thina. She was a berserker with noble heritage, so she dressed in fancy clothes but drifted from place to place. It was a weird game overall. The cleric and I killed each other after the big boss battle killed most of the rest of the party, leaving only our lawful evil bard alive. Someday I’m going to recycle the name and an as-yet undetermined portion of the character as an airship captain.
Anonymous said: how can you ship ricky with any boys he is the straightest member of the band
he’s only the straighest because he’s the only one who has shown any canonical interest in girls
by this logic everyone else is the most asexual member of the band
…actually i’m down with that tbh
Ace Aquabats forever please
I can’t abandon
the person I used to be
so I carry her
365 Days of Haiku, Day #123 (via alright-angel)
Ordinarily it bugs me when a haiku doesn’t feature some sort of scene or imagery, because I’m an obnoxious pedant like that, but… this is good. This is very good.
Post with 4 notes
Kate: Why is everything on fire?
Demo: Explosive furniture?
Kate: No, I’m inside someone’s mind.
Post with 3 notes
(12:45:39 AM) Snail: Ahhh, just so you know I am super stuck on this one jump in WaterlooWorld and still haven’t finished the game.
(12:45:50 AM) Luc: Oops.
(12:46:09 AM) Snail: The computer’s kind of slow and if I hit the buttons both at once one of them doesn’t register, soooo.
(12:46:15 AM) Luc: Also, dont worry
(12:46:18 AM) Luc: I know the jump
(12:46:22 AM) Luc: its THAT JUMP
(12:46:25 AM) Luc: that goddamned jump
(12:46:29 AM) Luc: narrows eyes at it
(12:46:52 AM) Snail: You don’t get the feeling they intended for it to be that hard, either.
(12:47:18 AM) Luc: No, It feels like a rough patch… you get the hang of it, but it takes FOREVER.
(12:47:57 AM) Snail: *nodnod* I’ve only made it once and then I didn’t make the jump after it
(12:48:14 AM) Luc: Yeeeuuup. Its a cruel ringer.
(12:48:22 AM) Snail: I consider it an amazing act of self restraint that I still have an intact laptop and window.
me when buying something over $10: do i need this? do i need any material objects? will this matter when i face the great abyss?
Inquisitive sea snail peering out from it’s shell on Barefoot Beach, Florida
Photo taken by Dean Ashby - Website
Cutie~ Some kind of conch? Maaaaaybe a Florida Fighting Conch but it’s not the best shot of the shell and I am not the best at conches.
We need to stop seeing autism as some sort of one-dimensional sliding scale. Autism is not a thermometer. It’s not a rating that is “more” or “less”. High-functioning and Low-functioning do not exist in the real world.
Autism is a collection of symptoms and behaviours. Like a sundae bar. You choose your toppings that fit you.
Are you a bipolar extravert that loves socialising, is good at math and bad at remembering time? That’s ONE way to be autistic!
Are you a socially anxious autistic who has meltdowns when your clothes don’t feel right but a genius knowledge of music theory and is great at scheduling? That’s another way to be autistic!
Notice how both of those examples has strengths and weaknesses? Is one more “employable” or “high-functioning” than the other?
There is no one-size-fits-all category or rating for autism.
The species here is Blaesospira echinus infernalis.
It’s a land snail, but it’s neat looking.
(let me just queue every post gastropods makes. Let’s do that.)
What if Charlie Weasley is asexual? Like what if when his brothers were going through puberty and getting crushes on girls and just obsessing over them, Charlie was just like, “Guys. DRAGONS.”
Can’t stop watching this strolling cephalopod? Don’t be fooled by its delicate movement—the mimic octopus can easily scare off potential predators. In a flash, this master of mimicry changes its color and shape to hover like a lethal lionfish or slither like a poisonous sea snake.
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