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21st July 2014

Question reblogged from noot noot with 7 notes

snailchimera said: Thank you for reblogging all the snails, but especially the marine/otherwise aquatic ones. Do you have any particular feelings one way or the other about nerites?

gastropods:

all my feelings towards any gastropods are SUPER POSITIVE! nerites tend to have some of the prettiest shells of the freshwater snails in my opinion too!! i mean like just look at Vitta meleagris like woahhh it looks like potteryimage

and Clithon corona has these jazzy horns on it how cool is that!! punk snails!!!
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not to mention the entire family was named after greek god nerites!! neato!!

random fun fact: the common swedish name for the neritidae family is båtsnäckor, is that not the coolest name u have ever heard or what

picture sources: 1, 2

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At first I was just going to reblog this, but then I thought, “If we’re talking about nerites with pretty shells it would be criminal to leave Nerita versicolor out’. So here you go, because I don’t want to go to jail. A jewel of the subtropical intertidal. <3

I took this photo myself a few years back! ^^

Tagged: Snail rebubblesneritesgastropodsmollusks make everything betterman I wish I had a decent picture of an emerald nerite those things are gorgeouslike not of this earth beautiful

21st July 2014

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THEO KAMECKE | ARTIST | TECHNOLOGY ART →

So I’m making a pendant for a friend, and this pendant is supposed to be a “key” for a First Age manse/factory in Exalted, so he wanted a circuit board pattern on the back and sides where it would ostensibly fit into a hole in the wall.

I naturally went looking for references I could use to create a circuit board design that would fit a First Age aesthetic.

Boy did I find one.

Tagged: Snail babbleTheo Kameckecircuitboard artExaltedGO LOOK

21st July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Have You Seen My Meds? with 72,475 notes

syd-k:

gameraboy:

Marvel Comics is making Thor a woman.  From Time Magazine:

TIME: How do you think this will impact fans who have been with the male version of Thor for such a long time?

Jason Aaron, writer of the Thor series: If you’re a long-time Thor fan you know there’s kind of a tradition from time to time of somebody else picking up that hammer. Beta Ray Bill was a horse-faced alien guy who picked up the hammer. At one point Thor was a frog. So I think if we can accept Thor as a frog and a horse-faced alien, we should be able to accept a woman being able to pick up that hammer and wield it for a while, which surprisingly we’ve never really seen before.

Time: Marvel Comics Writers Explain Why They’re Making Thor a Woman

There will come a day when I stop reblogging things about how fucking awesome this decision to allow Mjolnir to be carried by a woman in the main Thor book,

Tagged: Snail rebubblesThor

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20th July 2014

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shiftingpath:

snailchimera:

shiftingpath:

Today my Dawn Hope met her Lunar Mate I think

Slightly regretting telling my ST how I was really trying to get behind the gross Lunar ideal and not trying to make everyone a beautiful angst bird. More Lunars with a skull full of extra eyes, more Lunars with blood that slowly creeps back into their body if cut, more Lunars that would deserve the #body horror tag if you knew what they were doing

So of course he made her a hermit crab who spools out her eyes to use for spying, lowering them down chimneys and stuff

I said it, I can’t unsay it

She seems cool, anyways, and gods know I love me some mechanic No Moons

Man I wanted to make an invertebrate Lunar and I got like 20 different reasons from other players/the GM why that was a bad idea, but I think they’ve relented a bit and a hermit crab Lunar sounds like fun…

still wanna do a mantis shrimp too

Oh my god, oh my god, do a mantis shrimp Lunar

Right? They’d be a really graceful Full Moon (seriously I’ve seen an agitated mantis shrimp swim, they’re like fearsome river dragons as animated by Miyazaki) who solved every problem by punching it until it stopped being a problem, with ALL the health, and when they finished fighting everything that could reasonably be fought in a ten mile radius or so they’d relax by painting beautiful landscape scenes. Best bug monster ever.

Tagged: Snail rebubblesExaltedExalted Lunarsmantis shrimporiginally Mikan Kelepir was going to become the mantis shrimp lunarbut the GM wanted them Siderealand then engineeringenigma successfully argued for allowing an ankylosaur provided it was one of the smaller oneswhich tbh is perfect for them

20th July 2014

Post reblogged from so this is fear with 14 notes

shiftingpath:

Today my Dawn Hope met her Lunar Mate I think

Slightly regretting telling my ST how I was really trying to get behind the gross Lunar ideal and not trying to make everyone a beautiful angst bird. More Lunars with a skull full of extra eyes, more Lunars with blood that slowly creeps back into their body if cut, more Lunars that would deserve the #body horror tag if you knew what they were doing

So of course he made her a hermit crab who spools out her eyes to use for spying, lowering them down chimneys and stuff

I said it, I can’t unsay it

She seems cool, anyways, and gods know I love me some mechanic No Moons

Man I wanted to make an invertebrate Lunar and I got like 20 different reasons from other players/the GM why that was a bad idea, but I think they’ve relented a bit and a hermit crab Lunar sounds like fun…

Tagged: Snail rebubblesExaltedstill wanna do a mantis shrimp too

20th July 2014

Post reblogged from This is Shauna's Fault with 50,864 notes

pastel-princess-dahlia:

The internet just changed: Net Neutrality is dead.

feigenbaumsworld:

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Last Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a proposal for new rules that would allow for a “ fast lane” of Internet traffic for content providers who are willing (and able) to pay a fee. [1] The proposal reverses the FCC’s previous commitment to net neutrality and open internet and allows ISP’s like Comcast or Verizon to slow down and censor services that don’t pay the toll.

We have to be totally honest, this situation is seriously grim. But there is still hope. The FCC already knows that the Internet community wants net neutrality, but they think they can put their spin on these new rules and sneak them through. If we can prove them wrong right now with a massive public outcry, we can literally save the Internet once again.

We need to stop the FCC now. Big business groups are already ramping up lobbying efforts with the FCC in swarms since Wednesday’s announcement in support of censoring the open Internet and to ensure this dangerous proposal moves forward. [2]

This is a critical moment. In the last few weeks more than 65,000 people have taken action with us. Can you help us get to 80,000 by the end of the day today?

[1] Gautham Nagesh. “FCC to Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules”.
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579519963416350296

[2] Edward Wyatt. Edward Wyatt. “Lobbying Efforts Intensify After F.C.C. Tries 3rd Time on Net Neutrality” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/business/lobbying-efforts-intensify-after-fcc-tries-3rd-time-on-net-neutrality.html?hpw&rref=politics

 

Tagged: Snail rebubblesinternetnet neutrality

Source: feigenbaumsworld

20th July 2014

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I don’t know much about Taylor Swift but I do know “Mean” is a fucking miracle treatment for Asshole Brain Parroting Abusive Parent. It’s like having someone else to yell at Momvoice-badbrain on your behalf, which is so much easier to put faith in than yelling at Momvoice-badbrain yourself.

EDIT: Aw, internet poking reveals she wrote some popular songs I really can’t stand. Point about “Mean” still stands though.

Tagged: depression and anxietymom stuffTaylor SwiftMeanSnail babble

20th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Treasure On The Ocean Floor. with 61 notes

lifeunderthewaves:

copy by raabephoto A diver displays at 8 pound lobster, 50 miles off the coast of California, at Santa Barbara Island. The light rays are from an arch over head that has a hole in it. Perfect timing!

Pretty!

lifeunderthewaves:

copy by raabephoto A diver displays at 8 pound lobster, 50 miles off the coast of California, at Santa Barbara Island. The light rays are from an arch over head that has a hole in it. Perfect timing!

Pretty!

Tagged: Snail rebubbleslobster

Source: lifeunderthewaves

19th July 2014

Photo reblogged from noot noot with 373 notes

rhamphotheca:

Meet the White-line Dirona 
Not just another pretty… face (?) this nudibranch boasts jaws that can crack open snail shells. This generalist predator also enjoys sea anemone, hydroid and sea squirts, though. For you sea slug fanciers, this animal does look a lot like an Eolid nudibranch, because of the beautiful cerata all over its back. You can tell an Eolid from an Arminacean like this one by the position of the anus. If you simply must know more about that… 
read more: Encyclopedia of Life But however much you might feel inclined to check, please think twice before handling this animal. The cerata fall off quite easily, according to our friends at the Rosario Beach Marine Lab. Photo: Gerald and Buff Corsi via CalPhotos

rhamphotheca:

Meet the White-line Dirona

Not just another pretty… face (?) this nudibranch boasts jaws that can crack open snail shells. This generalist predator also enjoys sea anemone, hydroid and sea squirts, though.

For you sea slug fanciers, this animal does look a lot like an Eolid nudibranch, because of the beautiful cerata all over its back. You can tell an Eolid from an Arminacean like this one by the position of the anus. If you simply must know more about that…

read more: Encyclopedia of Life

But however much you might feel inclined to check, please think twice before handling this animal. The cerata fall off quite easily, according to our friends at the Rosario Beach Marine Lab.

Photo: Gerald and Buff Corsi via CalPhotos

Tagged: Snail rebubblesWhite-line Dironanudibranchgastropodsmollusks make everything better

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19th July 2014

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rhamphotheca:

Opalescent Sea Slug, Hermissenda crassicornis
- Lampton Cliffs County Park, Cambria, CA, USA
One of the most abundant nudibranchs in Califonia, it eats hydroids, but the diet also includes small sea anemones, bryozoans, colonial ascidians (Aplidium solidum, botryllids), annelids, small crustacea, tiny clams, dead animals of any sort. It will also eat other Hermissenda. In the Puget Sound, Hermissenda is the main predator of the sea pen Ptilosarcus gurneyi.
Mating animals are most often found in southern California in winter, but are found year around in the Puget Sound (Washington). The egg string resembles linked pink sausages. They are commonly attached to algae and to blades of eelgrass. Each egg case usually contains one egg, but can contain up to four.
Many studies have been carried out on Hermissenda, but the main area of focus is the eye. It has five cells, each about 75 um in diameter, which are large enough to receive a recording electrode. Within the cells it is suspected of containing symbiotic fungi. Hermissenda is an aggressive creature. When two individuals encounter fights will break out, which involves lunging and biting. Encounters most likely to induce a fight are those of mutual head on contact. The individual whose head is closest to the others tail or side will usually get the first bite in, this also means that they usually come out the winner.
The copepod Hemicyclops thysanotus is often found adhering to the dorsal surface of Hermissenda. The nudibranch Phidiana hiltoni may attack this nudibranch.
text by Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory
photo by Ken-ichi Ueda 
(via: Encyclopedia of Life)

rhamphotheca:

Opalescent Sea Slug, Hermissenda crassicornis

- Lampton Cliffs County Park, Cambria, CA, USA

One of the most abundant nudibranchs in Califonia, it eats hydroids, but the diet also includes small sea anemones, bryozoans, colonial ascidians (Aplidium solidum, botryllids), annelids, small crustacea, tiny clams, dead animals of any sort. It will also eat other Hermissenda. In the Puget Sound, Hermissenda is the main predator of the sea pen Ptilosarcus gurneyi.

Mating animals are most often found in southern California in winter, but are found year around in the Puget Sound (Washington). The egg string resembles linked pink sausages. They are commonly attached to algae and to blades of eelgrass. Each egg case usually contains one egg, but can contain up to four.

Many studies have been carried out on Hermissenda, but the main area of focus is the eye. It has five cells, each about 75 um in diameter, which are large enough to receive a recording electrode. Within the cells it is suspected of containing symbiotic fungi. Hermissenda is an aggressive creature. When two individuals encounter fights will break out, which involves lunging and biting. Encounters most likely to induce a fight are those of mutual head on contact. The individual whose head is closest to the others tail or side will usually get the first bite in, this also means that they usually come out the winner.

The copepod Hemicyclops thysanotus is often found adhering to the dorsal surface of Hermissenda. The nudibranch Phidiana hiltoni may attack this nudibranch.

text by Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory

photo by Ken-ichi Ueda

(via: Encyclopedia of Life)

Tagged: Snail rebubblesopalescent sea slugHermissenda crassicornisgastropodsmollusks make everything better

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19th July 2014

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So this is kind of embarrassing in that I don’t think it is a problem normal, competent people have, but here goes. I was cleaning the bathroom and used Bar Keeper’s Friend (a kind of powder cleaner) on the tub, but the tub is draining really poorly in a way that drain decloggers have not helped with and I think I used too much cleaner so now there’s this gritty film of cleaner at the bottom of the tub that I can’t seem to entirely remove. Does anyone know what I should do?

Tagged: Snail babblecleaningSnail failthe tub was really tough to clean but I probably should not have sprinkled the cleaner directly on to the wet tub all over regardless

19th July 2014

Post reblogged from Think of the Mayhem with 23 notes

geekgirlsmash:

Why the fuck is it that every time that the subject of school lunches comes up, people want to throw lunch ladies under the bus?

Firstly, the lunch ladies literally have no control over the food they serve, they get whatever the state/school district says they get, and then are left to do the best they can with it.

Secondly, lunch ladies are fucking awesome, and shouldn’t be maligned. Lunch ladies are more than likely the best fucking people in the whole damned school. My school’s lunch ladies came up with ways to sneak poor kids extra food to make sure we were okay, even if we showed up for free breakfast, and got free/reduced lunch, they’d still smuggle us extra food.

Lunch ladies are angels in hairnets. Respect lunch ladies. 

It’s not just food. In elementary and middle school I was painfully weird and scared of everything, including the cafeteria. Even a fair number of the teachers picked on me- I’d say certain teachers gave me a harder time than the students in elementary school in particular. The lunch ladies, however, were infallibly kind and always checked on me if I looked like I’d been crying or was jumpier than normal. Lunch ladies and librarians are two primary factors in the continued existence of a baby Snail.

Tagged: Snail rebubbleslunchladiesI remember one time after all the food had been dished out the lady who worked the register came over to sit with meand I just cried at her that whole lunchnot that there weren't teachers whowere good and important and generally the third primary factor in the continued existence of a baby Snail

19th July 2014

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Not Quite Anathema: Birth of an Insult in Three Acts

chicgeek: Rain: OUR Zixin. *glares at Shun*
Demothesis: Shun: just gonna borrow him.
Wally_Caine: Wei: Then politely inquire as to when he might be able to take the time to do so.
Snail: Mikan: Get your own genius, sunny-side-up!



Zobot257: Wushu: *Is a Sunny-Side-Up who is currently building a machine made out of steel and copper to try and grab fish out of the water*



Snail: I would really love it if Sunny-Side-Up became a new derisive slang term for Solars.
Snail: Like… we don’t think you’re a demon. We just think you’re annoying.
chicgeek: I approve.
friendlytroll: snicker
friendlytroll: Oh my gosh thats awesome

Tagged: Snail rebubblesExaltedSolarssunny-side up

18th July 2014

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Today I had more than one thing to do so naturally I curled up in bed and had a panic attack instead of doing any one of the more than one things.

Tagged: Snail babbledepression and anxietybathroomskitchena single commissionI dunno if I can handle the game tonightI dunno if I can handle eating food right nowI did manage the laundry at least