So Nihilistically Cool

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

according to the most recent source I have, the amount darren wilson has recieved on gofundme is $433,170 — more than the POTUS makes in one year.

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

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Chalcopyrite and Dolomite - Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds County, Missouri

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Chalcopyrite and Dolomite - Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds County, Missouri

cael-illus:

My most recent illustration from my Firebloods project! Firebloods is a fantasy story involving rising conflict between humans and dragons, set in a roughly Renaissance-level tech era. Said human culture is in the midst of putting gunpowder to military use, though the only means they currently know by which to obtain it is from the remains of dragons. They do this in ignorance of just how sentient dragons are- and might be surprised to know how closely some dragons are watching their actions. Adecia, the country where most of the story takes place, has a largely Mesoamerican-inspired culture basis, and the environment in Adecia is based on the local landscape I’ve grown up around in Central Texas.While Adecian culture is largely egalitarian in terms of gender (including having some third-gender roles), their traditional understanding of the natural world leads them to see some jobs or trades as more easily suited for men or women, though going against the precedent is not considered shameful. One of these is butchery, which women are thought to generally have a more natural skill for, as it is a profession ‘of the body’ and the handling thereof— along with such jobs as tanner, surgeon, doctor, animal handler, and precision-based military roles.Portfolio • Commission Info

this is really gooooood I love how hot and sunny it looks, you’ve really captured that kind of full-on light that you get in the middle of the day (in countries without a bullshit climate LIKE THIS ONE ahem). I like the woman who’s saying something (something irritable?) next to the corpse, and the horse in the background the most. that is a good horse.

cael-illus:

My most recent illustration from my Firebloods project! Firebloods is a fantasy story involving rising conflict between humans and dragons, set in a roughly Renaissance-level tech era. Said human culture is in the midst of putting gunpowder to military use, though the only means they currently know by which to obtain it is from the remains of dragons. They do this in ignorance of just how sentient dragons are- and might be surprised to know how closely some dragons are watching their actions.
Adecia, the country where most of the story takes place, has a largely Mesoamerican-inspired culture basis, and the environment in Adecia is based on the local landscape I’ve grown up around in Central Texas.
While Adecian culture is largely egalitarian in terms of gender (including having some third-gender roles), their traditional understanding of the natural world leads them to see some jobs or trades as more easily suited for men or women, though going against the precedent is not considered shameful. One of these is butchery, which women are thought to generally have a more natural skill for, as it is a profession ‘of the body’ and the handling thereof— along with such jobs as tanner, surgeon, doctor, animal handler, and precision-based military roles.

Portfolio
Commission Info

this is really gooooood I love how hot and sunny it looks, you’ve really captured that kind of full-on light that you get in the middle of the day (in countries without a bullshit climate LIKE THIS ONE ahem). I like the woman who’s saying something (something irritable?) next to the corpse, and the horse in the background the most. that is a good horse.

Paizo Introduces New Trans Woman Iconic for Pathfinder RPG

rambleonamazon:

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One of my favorite game companies, Paizo Publishing, just revealed their fifth of six new characters for their new Advanced Class Guide book. Her name is Shaardra and she’s a dwarven trans woman of color!

I love that she has a good relationship with her family and the divides that do exist between them are because of her adventuring ways, not her gender. also her little friend there has a tail that matches her mace and I think that’s great.

funkvibe:

ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you
she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.
figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

funkvibe:

ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you

  1. she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
  2. her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
  3. oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
  4. you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
  5. in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.

figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

libutron:

Deep-sea Octopus Graneledone boreopacifica 
This beautiful octopus is Graneledone boreopacifica (Octopodidae), a deep-sea cephalopod from the north Pacific, that generally lives in the bathyal to abyssal zones ranging from 90 m to 2755 m depth; they also have been reported at particular ecosystems like hydrothermal vents and cold seeps.
This octopus is characterized by having uniserial rows of suckers, and wart-like tubercles covering dorsal surfaces of head, mantle, arms and web.
An article published in 2009 demonstrated that, like many other cephalopods, females of this species use sperm from multiple males to fertilize their eggs, so their hatchlings have multiple paternity.
Specimen shown was observed at 2327m in depth by the Canadian ROPOS (Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Science).
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©neptunecanada | Locality: Offshore Canada (Pacific)

libutron:

Deep-sea Octopus Graneledone boreopacifica 

This beautiful octopus is Graneledone boreopacifica (Octopodidae), a deep-sea cephalopod from the north Pacific, that generally lives in the bathyal to abyssal zones ranging from 90 m to 2755 m depththey also have been reported at particular ecosystems like hydrothermal vents and cold seeps.

This octopus is characterized by having uniserial rows of suckers, and wart-like tubercles covering dorsal surfaces of head, mantle, arms and web.

An article published in 2009 demonstrated that, like many other cephalopods, females of this species use sperm from multiple males to fertilize their eggs, so their hatchlings have multiple paternity.

Specimen shown was observed at 2327m in depth by the Canadian ROPOS (Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Science).

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©neptunecanada | Locality: Offshore Canada (Pacific)

omgbuglen:

Mouths instead of eyes

and I thought the Corinthian was bad on paper