Rather be a dick than a swallower - Kanye West
A well informed decision, I’m sure.
All the hardest, coldest people you meet were once as soft as water. And that’s the tragedy of living.
While I can’t have you, I long for you. I am the kind of person who would miss a train or a plane to meet you for coffee. I’d take a taxi across town to see you for ten minutes. I’d wait outside all night if I thought you would open the door in the morning. If you call me and say ‘Will you…’ my answer is ‘Yes’, before your sentence is out. I spin worlds where we could be together. I dream you. For me, imagination and desire are very close.
Tumblr’s Favorite Stomatopod: the Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Art by Bethany Van Scott [blattaphile on deviantART and Facebook]
- The rainbow (or ‘peacock’… or ‘thumbsplitter’) mantis shrimp isn’t a mantis and it isn’t a shrimp, but rather a distant relative of the shrimp and lobster.
- VERY powerful, capable of breaking through 1/4 inch glass tank and ‘punching’ with its raptorial claw, over 100 times its body weight.
- One of the few species that uses fluorescence to signal each other.
- They have the most sophisticated eyesight of any animal on earth. Humans see 3 pigments while some species of mantis shrimp have more than 10 pigments sensitive to different wavelengths of light.
Part of a series in honor of BADASS CRUSTACEAN WEEK
This the fourth time this week, that this critter has popped on my radar on exclusive media. WHAT DO YOU WANT, MANTIS SHRIMP!?
Don’t do this to me tumblr.
I was going to reblog this earlier but I waited so that it could be my 10000th post cos it’s the saddest and most beautiful thing I’ve ever read, absolutely amazing..
so much chills
this is one of those rare text posts that really changes my perspective
i have tears in my eyes
this is absolutely breathtaking. I love love love how it’s a boy and girl who struggle instead of just a girl. Truly mesmerizing.
#NSA and 2006
Let’s be honest, though. That this faded away from our culture is a significant problem. We have a fickle memory. We forget a lot of things. That’s not necessarily a good thing, but the truth is, it’s back, people are fully aware of the scale of the program, and we can now do something about it as a culture.