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libutron:

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.
References: [1] - [2] - [3] - [4]
Photo credit: ©Sylke Rohrlach
Locality: New South Wales, Australia

libutron:

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.

References: [1] - [2] - [3] - [4]

Photo credit: ©Sylke Rohrlach

Locality: New South Wales, Australia

freckledtrash:

Disney’s The Jungle Book cast so far: Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Ben Kingsley as the voice of Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of Rakcha, Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Kaa and Idris Elba as the voice of Shere Khan (x x x x)

YO, THIS IS A REAL THING THAT IS HAPPENING

And not only is the cast amazing, but the film is going to be a mixture of live-action and animation (a-la Mary Poppins). Neel Seth (Mowgli),is going to be the only live-action actor and everyone else’s characters will be animated AND I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED.

(Source: starberry-cupcake)

Started work on Rarifying my Elantra.  I could’ve gone with another white pony or two, but I thought Rarity served me best.  If I treat her right, she’ll treat me right.

The cutie mark decals are from MakeMyGraphic, https://www.etsy.com/listing/130969860/rarity-no-blank-flanks-for-your-car

Thinking about these for the floor mats.  http://www.cardecor.com/blue-diamonds-4-piece-floor-mat-car-accessory-girl/  It’s surprisingly difficult to get non-custom purple floor mats that aren’t hopelessly tacky zebra/leopard print.  ;K)

Definitely not spending much money on this, but $20 here and there for fun isn’t so bad.  The idea is to keep it *somewhat* low-key.  Fellow fans will get it, outsiders will just think ‘Huh, odd.’  I won’t be hanging any blind-bag ponies from the mirror.  …No promises about the glove box.

curiously-chamomile-queer:

blckhrt141:

overland-frost:

You’re much stronger than you think you are

I’m never gonna pass off the chance to reblog this because hell, sometimes knowing that some one fictional will be there in times like there really does help.

This makes me love Superman even more.

I prefer Michael Straczynski take on a similar scene

Superman: A being capable of moving the heavens and Earth itself, will always take the time to let you just how important you really are

I love it when a superhuman acts like a super human.

(Source: reyesrobbies)

https://www.weasyl.com/submission/672149/darryl-the-spectacled-bear
Click the above for my original post.  Lyenuv of Outlandish Studios did this for me.  This is Darryl, the spectacled bear, prey in my vore story ‘Chubby With a Chaser’ which is linked in the description if you follow the link to the original.
Aren’t those boxers just the cutest thing?

https://www.weasyl.com/submission/672149/darryl-the-spectacled-bear

Click the above for my original post.  Lyenuv of Outlandish Studios did this for me.  This is Darryl, the spectacled bear, prey in my vore story ‘Chubby With a Chaser’ which is linked in the description if you follow the link to the original.

Aren’t those boxers just the cutest thing?

Useful Writing Websites

fictionwritingtips:

I compiled most of the writing websites I’ve mentioned on my blog into one post. I find a lot of these sites useful, so hopefully they can help you out!

Imagination Prompt Generator: This give you a one-sentence writing prompt that will help you come up with ideas. I think it also allows you to set a ten minute timer for each prompt.

Wridea: I really like this site because you can write down simple ideas that you can organize later and put into a bigger project. You can share these ideas or the site will help you randomly match ideas. It’s great for brainstorming and building a fully formed outline.

List of Unusual Words — Here’s a site you can browse through that gives you a list of unusual words for every letting in the alphabet. If you’re looking to switch up your vocab, or looking to develop a way a character speaks, this is a good reference.

Picometer — Here’s a writing progress meter that can be embedded on your site or blog. There’s also the Writertopia meter that shows word count/current mood. 

Cut Up Machine: This website takes whatever words you typed or pasted into the box and rearranges your sentences. It’s not practical for writing a novel, but it might help with poetry OR coming up with ideas. Experiment with it and see what you can come up with.

Orion’s Arm: This is a great website to use if you want to research worldbuilding or if you have science questions. There are tons of resources you can use.

Word Frequency Counter: If you’re finding that you’re using the same words over and over again, this website should help. You’ll be able to count the frequency usage of each word in your text. This should help you switch up the words you’re using and understand where the problem might be.

Phrase Frequency Counter: This is same site explained above, but it counts the phrases you’re using.

My Writing Nook: This allows you to write or jot down ideas wherever you are. You don’t need to have your laptop in order to access it, so it might help you during this time. You can write as long as you have your phone.

Writer: The Internet Typewriter - This site lets you write, save, share, and/or convert your writing online. I tried it out and it’s pretty cool. It saves for you and is a great way to brainstorm or plan out some ideas.

The Forge - The Forge is a fantasy, creature, spell, and location name generator. It’s awesome.

One Word: This site gives you one word to write about for 60 seconds. This should help you get started with your own writing and will work as a writing prompt to get you warmed up. It’s a great way to get yourself motivated.

Confusing Words:  On this site you can search through confusing words that often stump many writers. It’s not a huge reference, but it should help you with some writing/grammar issues.

Cliché Finder: This site allows you to enter parts of your writing and it will search for clichés. If you find that you’re using the same phrases over and over again, this will help a lot. I haven’t messed around with it too much, but it looks useful.

Hand Written Fonts: If you’re looking for great hand written fonts, this is a great reference. All of them are pretty awesome.

Tip of My Tongue — you know when you’re trying to think of a specific word, but you just can’t remember what it is? This site will help you narrow down your thoughts and find that word you’ve been looking for. It can be extremely frustrating when you have to stop writing because you get a stuck on a word, so this should help cut that down. 

-Kris Noel

ikksplicit:

sigilsjunk:

sigilgoat:

HELP SIGIL MOVE FUNDRAISER!!!

So hey I’M MOVING BACK TO PORTLAND! It’s very exciting! However, just like with all big life events, this one costs money. 

I’m doing a donation drive that hopefully you guys are into! I’ve created a new character: Lune! 
She’s a cute lil’ deer who wants to become something more, and Sigil needs all your help! 

Each dollar donated is a point that goes towards Lune’s transformation. Every 100$ a new bonus unlocks! A smattering of the options appear above, and each day I’ll be posting not only the results of the previous days donations numerically, but also showing Lune’s changes as she goes! After her transformation is complete, I’ll be auctioning off the character so she can go live her new life as a demoness (8

If you pledge 50$ or more, a character of your choice will also cameo in that days drawing! 

Also for this fundraiser, all SELLFY sales will count as donations! So if you want something more than a donation out of the deal, please go check out my digital store! - https://sellfy.com/sigilgoat

To donate go here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YPF7L9ATPMZUG

To fill out the post-donation survey, go here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Egqbildbr4Fr9uxSN5sdeUZYYay3IAhdDY_dToFF43k/viewform

BRING IT ON GUYS! Lets get this doe to a more acceptable form for a demon’s consort, eh?

It would mean a ton if you guys could signal boost this for me!

tf drive…..