I think that’s a collared dove - or at least that’s what we call birds like that over here.

Oh yeah, it is, it’s just a new color variant I hadn’t seen before

Like here’s one set of photos and here’s another showing the standard color range I see (the second set has the dark color variant one I see with the darker-colored tail feathers and face)

VARIATION WOO

23
Jul

animeslovenija:

Expect better photos to come. Source for the 1st set: twitter Fullsize pic for the 2nd Anthy: link

Update: you can find the photos of tags here

Reblogged from empty-movement
23
Jul
anderjak:

elfyourmother:

pictureamoebae:

imperfectsimmerr:

simnationblog:

Get The Sims 2: Ultimate collection for FREE!!!!
Simply go to “Redeem product code” in Origin and enter: I-LOVE-THE-SIMS
It is for 1 week only, so hurry!

its downloading right now! Is it just the base game or the whole thing?

In case anyone is interested…

i just tried it and it’s legit. ultimate collection is sims 2 + ALL expansions + ALL stuff packs. get it while it’s hot!!

Confirmed as well — it works like a charm. So, uhm.
Hhh. Okay, games need to stop happening if I’m going to get ANY work done… (or i could y’know show restraintHAHAHAHA)

anderjak:

elfyourmother:

pictureamoebae:

imperfectsimmerr:

simnationblog:

Get The Sims 2: Ultimate collection for FREE!!!!

Simply go to “Redeem product code” in Origin and enter: I-LOVE-THE-SIMS

It is for 1 week only, so hurry!

its downloading right now! Is it just the base game or the whole thing?

In case anyone is interested…

i just tried it and it’s legit. ultimate collection is sims 2 + ALL expansions + ALL stuff packs. get it while it’s hot!!

Confirmed as well — it works like a charm. So, uhm.

Hhh. Okay, games need to stop happening if I’m going to get ANY work done… (or i could y’know show restraintHAHAHAHA)

Reblogged from bolto
23
Jul

smithsonianlibraries:

mypubliclands:

usfwspacific:

Happy Batman Day! There may only be one “caped crusader”, but did you know there are about 1300 different kinds of bats worldwide? They may not be fighting crime, but they sure are busy making the world a better place by pollinating our crops and taking care of pesky insects.  
Bats live almost everywhere on Earth, except for the most extreme desert and polar regions. So chances are, there are bats where you live. Let’s meet a few of these superheroes of the nocturnal animal world in the Pacific Region.
Photo 1 - Marianas fruit bat: lives in Guam’s limestone forests and can have a wingspan of up to 3.5 feet! These gentle giants are important for pollinating and dispersing seeds of popular tropical fruits like coconut, papaya, and figs. Photo credit: Julia Boland/USFWS
Photo 2 - Townsend’s big-eared bat: Aptly named, their ears are over an inch long. That may seem small to you, but that’s a quarter of their entire body length! Can you imagine having ears almost a foot and a half long? Photo credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWS
Photo 3 - Pallid bats: Awesome listeners that use those big ears to detect the footsteps of their prey on the ground. Swooping in silently from above, these larger bats often eat scorpions and centipedes,crickets, grasshoppers and beetles.Photo credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWS
Photo 4: Spotted bats: Have the largest ears of any North American species, and those pearly pink ears and black and white spotted fur give it a very distinctive look. This bat also has one of the only echolocation calls that humans can hear. Photo credit: Paul Cryan
Photo 5: Hawaiian hoary bats: are the only land mammal native to the Hawaiian islands. The  ‘ope‘ape‘ as it’s called in Hawaii arrived on the islands some 10,000 years ago. That was quite a migration from North America, over 2,400 miles across the ocean! Photo credit: Paul Bonaccorso
Batty for bats? Check out these great resources: 
Bat Conservation International (bats worldwide) http://www.batcon.org/
Western Bat Working Group (bats in western North America) http://www.wbwg.org/


Love this Happy Batman Day post from our friends at USFWS!  And if these bats make you want more, check out our My Public Lands posts tagged “bats”!  http://mypubliclands.tumblr.com/tagged/bats

bats!!

Reblogged from smithsonianlibraries
23
Jul

A new pigeon has appeared at our feeder! S/he is very a lovely creamy color

Also since vacation and stuff our sunflowers have exploded into bloom it’s quite exciting

23
Jul

(Source: rouxx)

Reblogged from thethreehares
23
Jul
principalcellist:

sara-the-dork:

i-havent-been-the-same-since-i:

caz-tiel:

hothaute:

Imagine you’re like in a party and somebody tells you “somebody died fast we need to go to the funeral” and you’re just like

what the fuck kind of scenario is that

a gatsby party

TOO SOON

THE BOOKS BEEN OUT SINCE 1925 YOU ABSOLUTE PANCAKE

principalcellist:

sara-the-dork:

i-havent-been-the-same-since-i:

caz-tiel:

hothaute:

Imagine you’re like in a party and somebody tells you “somebody died fast we need to go to the funeral” and you’re just like

what the fuck kind of scenario is that

a gatsby party

TOO SOON

THE BOOKS BEEN OUT SINCE 1925 YOU ABSOLUTE PANCAKE

Reblogged from wunderkindof
23
Jul
empty-movement:

Artist: ironriots

In the beginning,
all girls were Princesses…
…in the end,
all girls are like the Rose Bride

empty-movement:

Artist: ironriots

In the beginning,

all girls were Princesses…

…in the end,

all girls are like the Rose Bride

(Source: ironriots)

Reblogged from empty-movement
23
Jul

bolto:

queensimia:

bolto:

everyone talks about rednex cotton eye joe but no one talks about this gem they also made

But isn’t that Primus’s video for their cover?

oh shit it is too apparently

i had no idea bc id only seen it on yt on what looked like an official channel :’) 

Reblogged from bolto
23
Jul

palidoozy-art:

So I got a question on ‘how to avoid sameface’ and thought I could do a quick tutorial. And then it took way longer than I thought. Whoops.

Anyway uh, these are some quasi tips/pointers/methods I use to avoiding the dreaded ‘sameface.’ I didn’t get to add it in here, but a lot of it is confidence.

Also—keep in mind that ‘sameface’ is very, very subjective. This is just how I, personally, do it—other artists might have different ideas in character design. I’ve still got a lot to learn myself!

ALSO I TALK WAY TOO MUCH IM SO SORRY

Reblogged from herbaljabbage
23
Jul
23
Jul

In middle school I went to a charter school for G/T kids and we used the word Webster’s as an insult for someone being obvious and redundant (“don’t be such a webster’s” I kid you not) since Webster’s dictionaries often used recursive definitions (e.g. “magical, n. of or relating to magic,” etc) and I bring this up because this article is about how dictionary definitions are dry and clinical (possibly to the point of inaccuracy?) and how the original Webster’s dictionary conveyed the subtlety of English better, perhaps (which in light of my middle school experience just amuses me).

There’s also instructions on how to add Webster’s 1913 edition to like… Mac, iPhone, Android, and Kindle so that’s fairly interesting, I might have to do that just for contrast’s and curiosity’s sake.

23
Jul

raincoatsgeorge:

高口里純先生の「伯爵と呼ばれた男」 (1984)

Satosumi Takaguchi's “The Man Who Was Called Count” (1984)

(If anybody has raws for this title, I’m interested in looking them over and seeing if it’s something I could potentially translate one day.)

(Source: de-maupin)

Reblogged from thethreehares
23
Jul

noobtheloser:

"Just keep walking. If I really commit, he’ll just assume I meant to do this."

I honestly just did this so I could draw the bird looking back like that in the last panel. Hahaha look at him.

I do a lot of these.

So do other people.

Reblogged from kylekallgren
23
Jul
drinkmasturbatecry:

nudityandnerdery:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay
“He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”
"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”
"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”
"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”
"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

And, of course: "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words.

drinkmasturbatecry:

nudityandnerdery:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay

He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”

"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”

"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”

"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”

"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

And, of course:

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words.

(Source: kimkangaskhan)

Reblogged from aquaticarbiter
23
Jul