Wyrmrest Accordian huntard of Swords For Everyone.

Short, bookish, green-eyed and unrelentingly nerdy. Liberal. Addicted to sushi and boba. Aspiring author. Southern Californian.

Ravenclaw. Currently residing at 1407 Graymalkin Lane. Crossroads demon.

And Joss is boss.

The N3rdy Girl

Spiders of Yasuni: How do their Physical Traits Determine their Lifestyle?

buggirl:

Today was a successful first day for my research! 

THANK YOU to everyone who reblogged and donated.  Even a dollar helps!  I do not receive funding for my research unless I hit my goal.  And I only have 60 days of outreach.

I will not be clogging your dash with requests for donations- as I want to keep my blog the way it always has been.  But I will check in from time to time and let you know where we are at! 

GO SCIENCE!

Andrea, aka buggirl

accidnet:

single and ready 2 flamingle

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(Source: mondegreener, via geronimomydearwatson)

dutchster:

"i’m not a feminist, i love guys!"

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(via eggs-benedict-cucumber-patch)

frankoceanfanclub:

sansgod:

me looking for drama on the dash

i hate this so much im going to bed

frankoceanfanclub:

sansgod:

me looking for drama on the dash

i hate this so much im going to bed

(via writergrrrl)

lizbethanne:

Bought this tiny Cyclops eraser to remind me that no matter how bad my mistakes are, they will never be as bad as any choice Scott Summers has made.

lizbethanne:

Bought this tiny Cyclops eraser to remind me that no matter how bad my mistakes are, they will never be as bad as any choice Scott Summers has made.

(via metaneira)

theresa-who:

greenthepress:

salon:

Capitalism at work.

California is facing what may be its most severe drought yet, costing $2.2 billion

So, completely anecdotal, but 15 years ago when I was in college, I remember there being rain for days at a time, and the occasional really heavy downpour.

My daughter is over 2 years old and of the few times it has rained, only once did it rain hard enough that she even NOTICED it.

(Source: memewhore, via tooothaches)

retrostarwars:

DANGER BEHIND EVERY CORNER.

retrostarwars:

DANGER BEHIND EVERY CORNER.

(via clubjade)

spicy-vagina-tacos:

i need to get fucked by something other than my life

(via geronimomydearwatson)

tonessawicki:

why does everyone look so surprised when i say the reason for cutting my hair short is the hot weather, what were u expecting “i need to take my father’s place in war and the chinese army won’t accept women” ???

yes. yes i was.

(Source: gelphie, via eggs-benedict-cucumber-patch)

naturepunk:

howtoskinatiger:

mothernaturenetwork:

Wolves have been intertwined with humans since time immemorial. How much do you know about this important animal? Take the quiz.

Sorry but a lot of these questions were wrong and gave false information;
Phrases like “alpha” and “omega” are totally outdated and were based on false research of captive wolf packs. Wolf packs are families, with the parents naturally taking the place at the top and their offspring following their parent’s guidance. There is no such thing as alphas and omegas in natural wolf packs. 
True red wolves are already long extinct. The few remaining red wolves hybridized with coyotes in the early 20th Century as coyotes extended their range eastward. The most extensive mtDNA testing ever done on a species showed that the animals called red wolves today are 76% coyote. 
Hybridization is NOT a threat to red wolves as they are already primarily coyotes. The damage is done. Hybridization also isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When the population of a species becomes so low it is no longer viable, cross-breeding with a similar species helps the few remaining animals to survive and introduces vital genetic diversity. These coywolves still fill the same niche as the red wolf did, so it’s time the USFWS accepts that red wolves are not and will never be pure. The myth that red wolves need to be protected from breeding with coyotes has lead to thousands of coyotes being needlessly killed. There is a good reason why “red wolves” are so keen to breed with coyotes and it’s not our place to try and stop it. 
The hunting question fails to mention the benefits that hunting wolves can have. Keeping numbers stable through hunting helps to prevent disease and human conflict, and can even help to boost numbers. Yes, that’s right, hunting can make wolf numbers increase! Hunting also gives wolves a value where they would otherwise be seen as pests and illegally killed. Controlled, legal killing has huge benefits for both wolves and people, and even wolf expert David Mech says that wolves need to be hunted. 
The whole Yellowstone issue has been vastly oversimplified and wolves have not necessarily had the impact that people think they have. 

THANK YOU. I was reading some of these questions and literally cringing at the supposed answers. They’re rife with misinformation, and I’m starting to realize that the whole, “wolves operate on a alpha/omega social hierarchy!” is actually becoming a legitimate pet peeve of mine. I have a mild rage now whenever I see mention of it, and automatically discredit any ‘expert’ who still abides by the belief that this is how wolf packs work in the wild. 

naturepunk:

howtoskinatiger:

mothernaturenetwork:

Wolves have been intertwined with humans since time immemorial. How much do you know about this important animal? Take the quiz.

Sorry but a lot of these questions were wrong and gave false information;

  • Phrases like “alpha” and “omega” are totally outdated and were based on false research of captive wolf packs. Wolf packs are families, with the parents naturally taking the place at the top and their offspring following their parent’s guidance. There is no such thing as alphas and omegas in natural wolf packs. 
  • True red wolves are already long extinct. The few remaining red wolves hybridized with coyotes in the early 20th Century as coyotes extended their range eastward. The most extensive mtDNA testing ever done on a species showed that the animals called red wolves today are 76% coyote. 
  • Hybridization is NOT a threat to red wolves as they are already primarily coyotes. The damage is done. Hybridization also isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When the population of a species becomes so low it is no longer viable, cross-breeding with a similar species helps the few remaining animals to survive and introduces vital genetic diversity. These coywolves still fill the same niche as the red wolf did, so it’s time the USFWS accepts that red wolves are not and will never be pure. The myth that red wolves need to be protected from breeding with coyotes has lead to thousands of coyotes being needlessly killed. There is a good reason why “red wolves” are so keen to breed with coyotes and it’s not our place to try and stop it. 
  • The hunting question fails to mention the benefits that hunting wolves can have. Keeping numbers stable through hunting helps to prevent disease and human conflict, and can even help to boost numbers. Yes, that’s right, hunting can make wolf numbers increase! Hunting also gives wolves a value where they would otherwise be seen as pests and illegally killed. Controlled, legal killing has huge benefits for both wolves and people, and even wolf expert David Mech says that wolves need to be hunted. 
  • The whole Yellowstone issue has been vastly oversimplified and wolves have not necessarily had the impact that people think they have. 

THANK YOU. I was reading some of these questions and literally cringing at the supposed answers. They’re rife with misinformation, and I’m starting to realize that the whole, “wolves operate on a alpha/omega social hierarchy!” is actually becoming a legitimate pet peeve of mine. I have a mild rage now whenever I see mention of it, and automatically discredit any ‘expert’ who still abides by the belief that this is how wolf packs work in the wild. 

(via arachnomatic)

sneakyfeets:

wow-images:

New WoD Legendary.

I would use this for that last equip though

sneakyfeets:

wow-images:

New WoD Legendary.

I would use this for that last equip though

(via arachnomatic)

rivernymph:

samwinchesterhatesfire:

quads-for-the-gods:

bellecs:

winningthebattleloosingthewar:

On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

she deserves to be re-blogged. 

she’s so goddamned inspirational

this makes me want to cry

(Source: cloudyskiesandcatharsis, via themarysue)

hobbitballerina:

chelseawelseyknight:

witchesbitchesandbritches:

lifeundefeated:

Yea it’s clearly our “generation that’s making homosexuality a trend.” Seriously, pisses me off when people say that. look at this! It’s always been around, it’s not a trend, it’s real. It’s beautiful.

These are really beautiful images.

This makes me really happy

There’s a long history of lesbian-like activity in the West.  In the 19th century US, especially after the Civil War killed off so many young men, middle-class and other genteel girls were encouraged in Boston marriages — relationships with other women of similar educational and class backgrounds.  Since women were considered naturally chaste and disinterested in sex, these love affairs were seen as innocent and spiritual.  Women’s lives were wholly separate from men’s that young women infrequently had male friends who weren’t considered a marriage prospect.  They were encouraged to keep to all-female social circles, and the advent of women’s colleges further encouraged that.  Women were expected to mentor each other, love each other, dance with each other, with the older woman acting as the cavalier, the man in the relationship, protecting and guiding the younger, pursuing her and courting her in ways not unlike how young men would court their brides.  But the prevailing cultural wisdom was that these relationships would be limited to kisses and poetry — women were incapable of sexual desire, they tolerated sex in heterosexual marriages because men were sex-driven beasts who demanded it of them.  Without a man, it was presumed that these relationships would be chaste, innocent, and wholly emotional.  Lesbian-like behaviour is most tolerated when women are perceived as less sexual than men.  Homosexual behaviour becomes threatening when sex is involved — when, in the 1920s, women were seen as able to have sexual drives and the idea of sexually companionable marriages came onto the landscape, Boston marriages suddenly became unnatural and disgusting because they directed women’s sexual interests towards other women instead of to the proper channels: towards men.  The flapper was all about the sexually available (to men) young woman.  She contributed to the demise of widely accepted lesbian or lesbian-like relationships.  As soon as the flapper was capable of wanting sex herself instead of tolerating it from her male partner, lesbian/lesbian-like relationships were threatening, deviant, and ruined young women’s chances to become good wives and mothers.

So remember this as you look at the pre-1920s images.  Those women were allowed these passionate loves, even encouraged in them (sometimes after they managed to get a husband, Eleanor Roosevelt in particular), all because the patriarchy was convinced that women weren’t capable of sexual feelings towards one another.  As long as women were seen as desexed, as creatures of sentiment and emotion instead of passion and desire, lesbianism wasn’t a threat.  The minute women were regarded by patriarchal culture as having a natural sex drive, lesbian-like behaviour became deviant and damning.

We didn’t invent homosexuality in the past 20 or 30 or 50 years.  But we continue to labour under the belief and cultural expectation that women’s sexuality is something owed to and owned by men, forever de-legitimising women’s relationships unless men in some way benefit. 

(Source: babycocodill, via arachnomatic)

buggirl:

We found a few of these lovely snakes in the rainforest.  I believe the herpetologists told me it was a Blunt Nosed Snake.
Tiputini, Ecuador

buggirl:

We found a few of these lovely snakes in the rainforest.  I believe the herpetologists told me it was a Blunt Nosed Snake.

Tiputini, Ecuador

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