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Really wanted to draw a yandere-esque Katara i dunno maybe like in an AU or something where she embraces the bloodbending side of herself.

Oh, and before you start sharpening your pitchforks telling me, “omfg pirin u dum fuk katara wud never do something like that you totally ruined her character!!11one” I also drew a less bloodier version :)

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He hadn’t been fooled by the lies, perhaps he would have if her body hadn’t betrayed her. Perhaps it was a bit… rude to analyze humans, but she had many symptoms of sleep deprivation.  “A proper amount of rest is required for your health… you could make yourself sick. Are you troubled?”

nooooo, go away hate. can’t you see that I almost had a good day. grrrrr.

When the Zodiac Signs Feel Threatened:

When Aries feels threatened you can see their competitive and combative side just explode. 

When Taurus feels threatened they act like an animal trapped in a cage. They do whatever needs to be done to remove the “threat”.

When Gemini feels threatened they try to talk their way out of a situation or might even try to intimidate another person verbally.

Cancer is the master at defending so when they feel threatened watch all their walls go up. 

When Leo feels threatened they try to push that threat out of the group, limelight, whatever.

When Virgo feels threatened they try to figure out what they’re feeling first and then use communication as their weapon. 

When Libra feels threatened they flee and try to find a way out of the situation or to avoid the individual.

When Scorpio feels threatened you can feel their disdain towards you or they find a way to manipulate the situation and quickly. 

When Sagittarius feels threatened they tend to want to escape but they also have an ability to push back! 

When Capricorn feels threatened they close off, become detached, and calculates how to get rid of the “threat”. 

When Aquarius feels threatened they get defensive, critical, and harsh. 

When Pisces feels threatened their insecurities show and they become mean and cold. 

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AU MEME - Threatened Music Video

"You're fearing me, 'cause you know I'm a beast, watching you when you sleep, when you're in bed I'm underneath, you're trapped in halls, and my face is the walls, I'm the floor when you fall, and when you scream it's 'cause of me, I'm the living dead, the dark thoughts in your head, I heard just what you said, that's why you've got to be threatened by me."
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Tree-kangaroo

The tree-kangaroos are a genus of Macropodidae marsupials of the genus Dendrolagus adapted for arboreal locomotion. They inhabit the tropical rainforests of New Guinea, far northeastern Queensland and some of the islands in the region. Most tree-kangaroos are considered threatened due to hunting and habitat destruction. Tree-kangaroos must find places comfortable and well adapted for breeding as they only give birth to one joey per year. Tree-kangaroos are slow and clumsy on the ground. They move at approximately human walking pace and hop awkwardly, leaning their body far forward to balance the heavy tail. However, in trees, they are bold and agile. The main diet of the tree-kangaroo is leaves and fruit that it gathers from the trees, but occasionally scavenged from the ground. Tree-kangaroos will also eat grains, flour, eggs, sap, young birds and tree bark.

We have the virgin Mary and now we have the Virgin Saw Fish!

You heard right! To avoid extinction the sawfish females are having “virgin births”.


This is known as parthenogenesis is most simply defined as reproduction without fertilization. More specifically, it occurs when a female gamete develops a new individual without being fertilized by a male gamete.”


Though this has been observed in vertebrate species in captivity such as sharks,snakes and fish, this is the first recorded incident of a wild vertebreate specie.  This could suggest it actually occurs much more often than we think and leaves a few puzzling questions for scientists.


This was discovered in South Florida when a group of researchers were examinating DNA of 190 smalltooth sawfish to see if they  were regularly breeding with their family members because of their small population size.


“What the DNA fingerprints told us was altogether more surprising: female sawfish are sometimes reproducing without even mating,” said lead author Andrew Fields from Stony Brook University in the US


“There was a general feeling that vertebrate parthenogenesis was a curiosity that didn’t usually lead to viable offspring,” said one of the researchers, Gregg Poulakis from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission



However all seven “virgin births” were very healthy and now that they have been released back into the wild, future studies will be conducted to examine if the sawfish can be able to reproduce the same way. This is a great SHORT term measure to help the species recover in numbers, however it leaves the species with very poor genetic diversity and very susceptible to new threats, such as disease and climate change.


Life finds a way.


Sawfish are avoiding extinction by reproducing without sex - ScienceAlert. 2015. Sawfish are avoiding extinction by reproducing without sex - ScienceAlert. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.sciencealert.com/sawfish-are-avoiding-extinction-by-reproducing-without-sex. [Accessed 18 June 2015].

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