aitorierana:

WELLCOME TO WALLMART!

The WORM

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Anonymous said: I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??

natnovna:

there’s a bail and legal fund that’s been set up for those who’ve been arrested 

this person is trying to organize a food drive for school kids in ferguson

national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality) 

share the following: 

videos of what has happened

links to articles

how to make a tear gas mask

livestream link to the peaceful protests

Make those dirty dogs pay.

The Iridalli are a successful group of medium-sized predators stalking the upper levels of Chriirah’s tropical oceans. Like many mobile quadrilaterians, evolution has optimised their four-sided body plan into a sleek, secondarily bilaterally symmetrical shape able to move swiftly and efficiently through the ocean.
Possessing some social intelligence, Iridalli travel in loose pods to locate swarms of suitable food, at which time they separate and attempt to drive the prey nearer the surface, thus rendering them easier to capture. Despite this initial co-operation, the actual hunt itself is performed independently of the other pod members, cooperation only resuming when prey needs to be driven towards the surface once again.
While Iridalli are quite fast, many prey species are considerably faster and swimming speed is not their primary weapon: Moving in behind prey, the large eyes fix on a target and when in range two tentacles launch outwards as an elongated and lethally barbed lower jaw attempts to impale it. If the strike is successful, the tentacles rapidly coil around the doomed creature and draw it towards the mouth.
Like most apex predators, the Iridalli suffered major population depletion in the period leading up to, and during, the fall of birrin civilisation. As the birrin recovered, so too Iridalli populations increased in parts of their former ranges as prey species returned. The loss of genetic diversity however has resulted in higher than expected parasite loads in some pods.
Once hunted by the birrin as food, they are now rarely eaten both because they are widely protected, and are so infused with accumulated industrial poisons they are mildly toxic to ingest.

The Iridalli are a successful group of medium-sized predators stalking the upper levels of Chriirah’s tropical oceans. Like many mobile quadrilaterians, evolution has optimised their four-sided body plan into a sleek, secondarily bilaterally symmetrical shape able to move swiftly and efficiently through the ocean.

Possessing some social intelligence, Iridalli travel in loose pods to locate swarms of suitable food, at which time they separate and attempt to drive the prey nearer the surface, thus rendering them easier to capture. Despite this initial co-operation, the actual hunt itself is performed independently of the other pod members, cooperation only resuming when prey needs to be driven towards the surface once again.

While Iridalli are quite fast, many prey species are considerably faster and swimming speed is not their primary weapon: Moving in behind prey, the large eyes fix on a target and when in range two tentacles launch outwards as an elongated and lethally barbed lower jaw attempts to impale it. If the strike is successful, the tentacles rapidly coil around the doomed creature and draw it towards the mouth.

Like most apex predators, the Iridalli suffered major population depletion in the period leading up to, and during, the fall of birrin civilisation. As the birrin recovered, so too Iridalli populations increased in parts of their former ranges as prey species returned. The loss of genetic diversity however has resulted in higher than expected parasite loads in some pods.

Once hunted by the birrin as food, they are now rarely eaten both because they are widely protected, and are so infused with accumulated industrial poisons they are mildly toxic to ingest.

oxboxer:

A veritable NIGHTMARE SCENARIO where HALF THE ADULT POPULATION finds themselves AGONIZED and ENSANGUINATED on a MONTHLY SCHEDULE and is VAGUELY UNCOMFORTABLE for the remaining time! Only the most twisted of minds could have conceived of such horror!

This comic is longer than usual and won’t fit in a photoset! Read in full on Tapastic.

Important data within…

owlturdcomix:

We go forward.

My mind!

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trynottodrown:

biologicalmarginalia:

The second Goblin Shark recorded from the Gulf of Mexico was recently captured and released alive by shrimp fishermen (link). It was an enormous specimen, reportedly 18’ (~5.5 meters) in length. The first Goblin Shark recorded from the Gulf of Mexico — which I covered on Tumblr here and here — may have been even larger, perhaps 5.4 to 6.17 meters (17’9” to 20’3”) in length. I have no idea why the only two Goblin Sharks known from the Gulf of Mexico would also happen to be the largest ever recorded.

photo is also a good reference as to all the bycatch that’s received from shrimp fishing look at all those isopods, crabs, and fish 30lbs of bycatch per 1lb. of shrimp 

Released ‘alive’.

trynottodrown:

biologicalmarginalia:

The second Goblin Shark recorded from the Gulf of Mexico was recently captured and released alive by shrimp fishermen (link). It was an enormous specimen, reportedly 18’ (~5.5 meters) in length. The first Goblin Shark recorded from the Gulf of Mexico — which I covered on Tumblr here and here — may have been even larger, perhaps 5.4 to 6.17 meters (17’9” to 20’3”) in length. I have no idea why the only two Goblin Sharks known from the Gulf of Mexico would also happen to be the largest ever recorded.

photo is also a good reference as to all the bycatch that’s received from shrimp fishing look at all those isopods, crabs, and fish 30lbs of bycatch per 1lb. of shrimp 

Released ‘alive’.

(via d2cm)

wensleydale:

You know, you look like your head fell in the cheese dip back in 1957.

YES JOHN CARPENTER

A film with superior characteristics.

(Source: attackofthegiantants, via d2cm)

sallysnowglobe:

Panda sandwich? That’s a no, isn’t it. 
So why are we still eating tuna?

Bluefin tuna are the largest tuna, they can live up to 40 years. They migrate across oceans and can dive more than 4,000 feet. They’re pretty wild. They’re also endangered. 

WE ARE THE BIGGEST THREAT TO TUNA. 

Do something about it. Only eat sustainable fish, don’t eat tuna, in fact, just have a cheese sandwich instead.

If you can’t quit tuna, eat the ones currently not overfished like Skipjack.

(via d2cm)

stabbingcontest:

fanboy-news-network:

emeraldcitycomicon:

As you may remember, we asked Emerald City Comicon attendees to fill out a survey after this year’s show, to get a better idea of what worked, what didn’t, and who are attendees are. The majority of the data we received will remain private to our team, but we thought this piece of information was quite interesting and worth of sharing.
In response to the question, “what is your gender?”, with a blank text box to fill in, we received a wide variety of answers. When we compile the data, these are the results:
52% of respondents referred to themselves as female (examples of terminology include: “cis female”, “female”, “female identifying” “girlthing”, “lady”, “Wonder Woman”)
46% of respondents referred to themselves as male (examples of terminology include: “cis male”, “boy”, “dood”, “I’m a MAN!”, “male”, “man?”)
2% of respondents referred to themselves in non-binary terms (examples of terminology include: “agender”, “genderfluid”, “genderqueer”, “non-binary”, “Is Bad-Ass a gender?”, “Cthulhu”, “a nebulous glow cloud”)
We can’t break down the responses further without risking a breach of privacy, but the responses we did receive were quite illuminating, and helpful in providing us with a more accurate view of our attendees.
So thank you for filling out the survey, and being honest with us about how you identify your gender. We will do our best to make sure every Emerald City Comicon attendee feels welcome at our convention, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

I think these results are awesome.

Please tell me again how comics are just gonna be sexist because it’s a male dominated fanbase. SAY THAT STUPID SHIT ONE MORE TIME TO ME, MOTHERFUCKER!

stabbingcontest:

fanboy-news-network:

emeraldcitycomicon:

As you may remember, we asked Emerald City Comicon attendees to fill out a survey after this year’s show, to get a better idea of what worked, what didn’t, and who are attendees are. The majority of the data we received will remain private to our team, but we thought this piece of information was quite interesting and worth of sharing.

In response to the question, “what is your gender?”, with a blank text box to fill in, we received a wide variety of answers. When we compile the data, these are the results:

  • 52% of respondents referred to themselves as female (examples of terminology include: “cis female”, “female”, “female identifying” “girlthing”, “lady”, “Wonder Woman”)
  • 46% of respondents referred to themselves as male (examples of terminology include: “cis male”, “boy”, “dood”, “I’m a MAN!”, “male”, “man?”)
  • 2% of respondents referred to themselves in non-binary terms (examples of terminology include: “agender”, “genderfluid”, “genderqueer”, “non-binary”, “Is Bad-Ass a gender?”, “Cthulhu”, “a nebulous glow cloud”)

We can’t break down the responses further without risking a breach of privacy, but the responses we did receive were quite illuminating, and helpful in providing us with a more accurate view of our attendees.

So thank you for filling out the survey, and being honest with us about how you identify your gender. We will do our best to make sure every Emerald City Comicon attendee feels welcome at our convention, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

I think these results are awesome.

Please tell me again how comics are just gonna be sexist because it’s a male dominated fanbase. SAY THAT STUPID SHIT ONE MORE TIME TO ME, MOTHERFUCKER!

(via girlsforgeekdom)

andsunnydays:

Animations from Richard Williams' almost-finished masterpiece
The Thief and the Cobbler (Watch the movie here)

Unofficially restored by Garrett Gilchrist 

This animation was done using 100% hand-drawn, hand-coloured cels. Frame by frame. Part by part. ALL BY HAND. I REPEAT THERE IS ZERO CG NO COMPUTER GRAPHICS THIS IS ABSOLUTELY SOME OF THE GREATEST HAND-DONE 2D ANIMATION THAT WILL EVER GRACE THIS EARTH 

This film is freaking amazing. Try and find the version without the ridiculous overdubbed voice overs :P

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