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mahbuddymycroft:

fivetail:

dopernose:

Back in prehistoric times it was just a free for all. God was putting antlers on everything and made 7 foot tall gophers with wings, it was a mess.

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Look at this poor, impractical bastard. 

The prehistoric era was God’s Deviantart stage.

Now he just hides all of his stupid-looking OCs in the ocean where no one can find them.

I can’t not reblog this

That, dear readers, is a (incorrect, as it turns out) guess at a Helicoprion from 2005. It’s one of a type of ancient spiral toothed fish that lived from 285 - 225 million years ago, which puts it in the Permian and Triassic periods. Since it is cartilaginous (skeleton made of cartilage, instead of bone, like sharks), what fossils we find are generally teeth, since cartilage doesn’t last as long as bone in order to get into fossilizing situations, though sometimes we luck out. Unlike sharks, we don’t have any handy modern day examples to give us hints about how said teeth worked, fit into mouths, etc. Only relatively recently was it discovered that they weren’t direct relatives of sharks, in fact.The closest modern day relatives we’ve got are the Chimaeras, which have their own oddities, but not the spiral teeth ones. So, we’ve been tackling the teeth, which we find as tooth whorls, since Alexander Karpinsky first described it in 1899.

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There’ve been a lot of ideas tossed around about how the spiral tooth animals would have worked as criticism and new evidence comes into play. Even Karpinsky took suggestions that they might have been fin spines to heart, but that’s long been pretty much ruled from lack of evidence. Karpinsky’s first idea for the animal was not unlike the picture up top, with the teeth hanging out of the mouth, but his whorl was on the upper jaw. You can see a bit of theory progression over the years in this Ray Troll artwork. (Click for a bigger image.)

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Now for some cool recent info that starts with some cool not so recent info. Back in 1950, they found a tooth whorl with some fossilized cartilage jaws and skull in the Waterloo Mine near Montpelier, Idaho. The study of that fossil led to the 1966 hypothetical jaw on the stand in the lower left of the former image. Bendix and Almgreen, the two men who made the 1966 study, thought the cartilage too deformed to determine a sufficiently accurate complete jaw, though.

In 2013 a study was published on that same fossil. They did a CT (CAT) scan on the fossil with an ACTIS scanner and found out that the cartilage really was enough to determine the jaw question. Turns out, that whorl fit into the entire lower jaw like a buzzsaw, with the youngest teeth in the center and the older teeth on the outside, visually similar to how a nautilus shell’s chambers work. Once again, Ray Troll illustrates:

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So, that’s the Helicoprion. Doesn’t look like the guy up top, remains awesome, and still plenty to figure out about it, like what the whole head and body might actually look like. We still only know the jaw at the this point. I’ll leave you with one last Ray Troll piece showing his idea about that.

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emmyc:

I doodled some friends as fruit people (and a couple veggibles)


Immediate thought.

emmyc:

I doodled some friends as fruit people (and a couple veggibles)

Immediate thought.

hanmajoerin:

strexcorpstolemyurl:

goinganyways:

secondlina:

"Nope", the anime.

Based on that hilarious text post.

would definitely watch this

irony is….she’s still the main character 

She just can’t escape her fate.

What if you had a studio that did a continuity universe thing, like the Marvel movies stuff, and at the beginning of each series/movie/story/whatever you show, in the background, the weird kid or the universe special Thing That Happens to Character gets sidestepped or brushed off by this background girl before it happens to the protag. There to be seen, but only as one of those things you forget quickly or notice later, when you’ve experienced the plot and your mind starts watching the background.

Then, after a lot of shows have done this, spotlight her like this post, tell her story, and grow her character.

thingthatgoesbumpinthenight:

charminglyantiquated:

siren song

(i did the thing)

HOW DOES THIS NOT HAVE MORE NOTES

I’ll see your siren comic and raise you one by Maki Naro.

tbskyen:

thecommoncynic:

bethechangeyouwant:

little-audrey:

comfortspringstation:

Blow your MIND” Tomato Basil Pasta! - No Straining, just Stirring Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! - Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta Ingredients: 12 ounces pasta (Shown  Linguine) 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor) 1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves 2 large sprigs basil, chopped 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Optional Parmesan cheese for garnish Directions: Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired . Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese if desired.
Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=596567610375551&set=a.577027822329530.1073741826.100000669513646&type=1&theater

great Zeus’s beard this stuff is good. it’s also really easy and cheap and smells wonderful when it’s cooking. MAKE THE THING.

I’ve made this multiple times before and you should too

A mean where I don’t have do to shit and it practically makes itself? Yes please.

Pretty sure I reblogged it before but food porn + recipe must be blogged forever.

tbskyen:

thecommoncynic:

bethechangeyouwant:

little-audrey:

comfortspringstation:

Blow your MIND” Tomato Basil Pasta! - No Straining, just Stirring
Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! - Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta

Ingredients:
12 ounces pasta (Shown  Linguine)
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor)
1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Optional Parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions:
Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.
Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .
Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=596567610375551&set=a.577027822329530.1073741826.100000669513646&type=1&theater

great Zeus’s beard this stuff is good. it’s also really easy and cheap and smells wonderful when it’s cooking. MAKE THE THING.

I’ve made this multiple times before and you should too

A mean where I don’t have do to shit and it practically makes itself? Yes please.

Pretty sure I reblogged it before but food porn + recipe must be blogged forever.

martimakesthings:

Yeah that’s Macho Man Randy Savage in the form of a pixely dragon from Skyrim!

martimakesthings:

Yeah that’s Macho Man Randy Savage in the form of a pixely dragon from Skyrim!

riathepinkie2:

markdoesstuff:

steampoweredcupcake:


Welcome to Aunt Valerie
via SailorPtah on DeviantArt
Part of the Family Reunion premise.

THIS IS MY FAVORITE HEAD CANON OF ALL TIME
CARLOS 

I MISSED THIS WHEN IT FIRST CAME AROUND
SO DONE.

Headcanon accepted. 

Looks like Carlos just found out why the Friz’s life is so…Vale-d.

riathepinkie2:

markdoesstuff:

steampoweredcupcake:

Welcome to Aunt Valerie

via SailorPtah on DeviantArt

Part of the Family Reunion premise.

THIS IS MY FAVORITE HEAD CANON OF ALL TIME

CARLOS

I MISSED THIS WHEN IT FIRST CAME AROUND

SO DONE.

Headcanon accepted. 

Looks like Carlos just found out why the Friz’s life is so…Vale-d.

banesvoice:

toralei:

trilogy

Are there no fucking butterflies in japan 

To be fair, in the third one they are bird-like. It’s appropriate since they’re called Rukh, another name for the Roc, which is a giant bird in Arabian mythology.

That said,

They find out what they are sometime between now and 2071, at least.

loish:

i can’t not share this! my mind is blown by this amazing animated graphic novel. this is honestly the only time i’ve regretted not having an iPad! website for this project can be found here, check it out!

I thought the sketch-dude next to the animator’s name looked familiar. This is the same guy who did the Thought of You animation. Cool to see more of his stuff.

chikuto:

Okay look there are like 50 restaurants in Luminose City and I should have the option treat Professor Sycamore to dinner while he observes my underage advances Pokedex

While you’ve got him there, maybe ask about the evidence that Litwick uses people’s life energy for fuel and, if that is the case, why this restaurant is using them as table candles. That little guy is actively burning away your lives.

chikuto:

Okay look there are like 50 restaurants in Luminose City and I should have the option treat Professor Sycamore to dinner while he observes my underage advances Pokedex

While you’ve got him there, maybe ask about the evidence that Litwick uses people’s life energy for fuel and, if that is the case, why this restaurant is using them as table candles. That little guy is actively burning away your lives.