art for an idea i’ll probably never finish -_-

libutron:

A extremely rare land snail from Borneo - Vitrinula sp.

These photos show a rare species of land snails of the genus Vitrinula, probably Vitrinula muluensis(Stylommatophora - Ariophantidae), found on the climb up Gunung Api to the Pinnacles overlook, in Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo.

The most interesting feature of these snails is that the animal has two mantle-lobes as metallic-colored tendrils covering part of front of shell, which continually lick the shell. Those tendrils are in fact a double penis which exceed the periphery of the shell and are a diagnostic feature of the genus.

Little is known about this rarely seen species, which is not surprising considering that they have a very restricted habitat in the karst area of Gunung Mulu, since as Clements et al. (2008) indicate, limestone karsts on tropical land masses are considered de facto habitat islands due to their isolation from one another by non-calcareous substrata; this spatial configuration limits gene flow and induces high levels of species endemism.

Photo credit: [Top: ©ccdoh1 | Locality: Gunung Api, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia (2009)] - [Bottom: ©Alan Cressler | Locality: Gunung Api, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia (2009)]

References: [1] - [2

scribblepants:

Another rough sketch…. The ship sails on

I’m pretty sure I could make a bingo card of “Things Not To Say When Your Kid Comes Out” based on recent conversations with my mom.

miss-elsaba:

Including but not limited to:

  • " I don’t think you really are"
  • " But you’re so pretty"
  • " A man would be so lucky to have you"
  • " You can’t be gay you like girly things"
  • " All lesbians are butch and want to be men"
  • " You don’t need to advertise it"

And the all time favorite:

  • " Don’t tell me to research or challenge my own ideas or ignorance I am not stupid and I have been on this earth much longer than you so therefore I am obviously wiser"

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jumpintoyourracingkart:

before reprogramming

delladilly:

here is some stuff i am tired of in my young adult lit:

  • our heroine tires of silly useless femme girls
  • also those girls are probably bitches
  • thoughtful/taciturn fathers and emotional/babbling mother
  • everyone is an only child unless they have an annoying little brother

theholyfoot:

If you want to help secure the rights of women all over the world go here.
If you want to help people from north korea go here.
If you want to help stop child labor go here
If you want to help people escape from their current situation go here
If you want to help refugees reunite with their families go here

If you want to permanently help the people who are still living in inhumane conditions all over the globe, that grow up experiencing war, violence and discrimination, be political! Go vote, write articles, educate every single person you meet, never shut your mouth, make people aware of the fact that we are still far away from global equality, freedom and peace.  

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