The Iberian ribbed newt or Spanish ribbed newt (Pleurodeles waltl)

… is a newt endemic to the central and southern Iberian Peninsula and Morocco. It is known for its sharp ribs which can puncture through its sides, and as such is also called the sharp-ribbed newt. In the wild, this amphibian grows up to 30 cm (12 in). The males are smaller and more slender than females…

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Slender fingers tugged at the long black tie as the student walked down the street. He was thankful that rehearsal had been cancelled for the day, and even more thankful that he had no homework left. His schedule was mostly clear for the day and he was more than happy to have the time to himself. Osiris ran a hand through his dark hair and let out a pleased sigh. Today was going to be a good day, of that he was certain. 


TribeTwelve fanart.

My skill of drawing hands does improve greatly ever since my obsession with Firebrand started. Also, chest mouth is important. Mr. Scars may or my not be holding a Cursor snake there. And there’s the Collective! 


Orianne Society:

Stephen Spear sends an update from the road:

“After the Northwest PARC and Society for Northwest Vertebrate Biology Meetings in Portland, we went out to look for some salamanders.

We had a great day finding four species including the Oregon Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps wright; a species endemic to Oregon and a lifer for me), Ensatinas (Ensatina eschscholtzii; a common lungless salamander in the region), the Cascade Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton cascadae) and Pacific Giant Salamander larvae (Dicamptodon tenebrosus).

The Slender Salamander and Ensatina were found in a small suburban woodlot, and both species are found in terrestrial areas with sufficient moisture. In contrast, the Torrent Salamander and Giant Salamander are restricted to forested streams, and we found them in the splash zone of a waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge.”

Photographs (X): T/BL/M - Stephen Spear and BR - Andy Kraeme

anonymous asked:

How would karasuno boys react to their s/o asking them to play a horror game with them? What game would they want to play?

sorry if this is a bit vague! horror games arent really my thing so i dont know many and some of them might not be horror because i’m just searching up games on google (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ - Emma

Daichi, Suga and Yamaguchi would all be fairly willing to play Five Nights at Freddy’s. They’d smile and nod before taking a seat next to them and preparing themselves for the game. They may be a bit skeptical at first but would end up enjoying it. 

Asahi would be terrified. It would take a lot to get him to agree and when he finally did, he’d still sit as far away from the screen as he could. He’d constantly jump and may even let out a scream or two. He vowed to never play Outlast again.

Tanaka, Noya and Hinata would be really excited to play Slender with their partner. The moment they suggested it, they would love the idea. They’d all get really into it and would get a good laugh out of all creepy effects.

Kageyama and Tsukishima would take a lot of convincing to play Silent Hill but when they finally did agree they’d get pretty into it. They’d end up hogging the game and spending hours trying to beat the level. 

Random facts about Sascha Trevelyan Part I (because why not):

  • He is 6’3” but he’s sleaker over broad for a warrior (but not slender either)
  • He’s left-handed and had to receive some special combat training because of it.
  • His accent resembles a scottish accent rather than an english one.
  • Despite being trained by the chantry as a Templar he still spent a significant amount of time with family and received additional education (maths, sciences, arts & literature, etiquette, etc.; basically what you’d expect a noble child to receive). He also went hunting with family a number of times. Nobility being nobility.
  • He has a lot of random bullshit talents/hobbies too as a result of this, but he isn’t an expert in really any of them. Sketching, falconry, fencing, horseback riding. He still enjoys them tho.
  • Major horse nerd watch out. So his mount is, of course, a horse. She resembles a blood bay.
  • He also has a golden eagle (bc u kno, falconry). 
  • He is both afraid of fish and allergic to fish meat. In the Fade, instead of seeing spider monsters he sees weird fish monsters all over the place.
  • He used to be a huge spoiled noble brat, even if his heart usually was in the right place. He started growing out of it in his 20s and onward, but even at the start of Inquisition there are habits he needs to get out of.
  • He cannot cook to save his life.
  • He typically only drinks when around family and nobility, and tends to go a little overboard in these situations. How do you THINK he disgraced his Aunt so badly she refused to speak to him for months?
  • He is already taking lyrium at the start of Inquisition (rather than gaining templar training and abilities from the specialization trainer). At first only his advisors and Cassandra are aware. Bull catches on pretty quickly for similar reasons he codes Cullen as a templar, since Sascha also uses a shield.
  • He has some tattoos and a few piercings from his time spent in Rivain, most of which are covered up with clothes (one day I will design them all).

this was probably too long and kind of boring i’m sorry. i’ll write more some other time

Anora fumbles to her knees, slipping tiny hands together to entwine  with one another. She cleared her throat, settling her slender elbows atop of the bed.
"Dear God,  I have so many questions that are followed by silent answers. I know it’s been a while….can you forgive me?" She swallows, taking a deep breath. “Why am I here? Did you know about this, this place—-these creatures?” Slowly she fluttered her eyes shut, wiggling her nose. "Is my father okay…? Is he alive, is everyone from the church well?"

People need to stop being special snowflakes and think that FNAF/Slender/Outlast/Whatever don’t classify as horror games. 

Because I’m pretty sure if a giant anamatronic or a faceless 8 foot creature in a suit got into your face in the middle of the night, anyone would be scared.

The worst case of betta neglect yet...

So a very big part of me wants to cry right now. I don’t care if someone judges me as overly sensitive, or maybe just a baby. I saw the worst example of abuse ever to a betta come walking into the pet-store during my shift.

A person came in today with a tall slender rose vase. This is the kind of thing that probably only has a good 1-2 inches from one curve to another if even that, and it’s consistent all the way for probably 1 and a half feet.

Inside it sitting at the bottom, as though he had given up on live itself, was a pearl and rose pink betta (would be a stunning animal if in health) with a really bad case of pop eye on one side, and the start of something fungal.

When I asked him if this was just a temporary holding thing, he told me this was the betta’s tank! When I tested the water….it was horrifying. High Ammonia, High Nitrite.. I gave him a good talking to on why this is an inappropriate tank for a betta, etc, etc. He ended up giving us the betta on donation, but honestly we’re not sure we can save the poor thing.

I took a container that had been left behind and sterilized, and gave him clean water with some salt, and  some medication. His current sick container is probably more room than he’s had in some time. Any time I came around to check on him and lightly tap the container, he’d actually move quite vigorously. I don’t know if he is going to make it or not. He may be dead when i come in tomorrow. But little fish, if you don’t die and you pull through I promise I’m going to take you home and give you the best rest of your life a betta can have. No animal deserves to live like this in such cramped conditions, slowly dying in it’s own waste matter.

In the Amulet of Samarkand the first human form we see Bartimaeus take is Ptolemy.

[…] So I became a boy I had known once before, someone I had loved. His dust had long ago floated away along the Nile, so my crime would not hurt him, and anyhow it pleased me to remember him like this. He was brown skinned, bright eyed, dressed in a white loincloth. He looked around in that way he had, his head slightly cocked to one side.

In the third and final book of the trilogy though, the form we first see him take (disregarding the flashback to Alexandria) is Kitty Jones.

I should have mentioned that in contrast to all the centaurs and ogres at my side, I’d been wearing a human guise that night. It happened to be that of a girl: slender, long dark hair, feisty expression. Not based on anybody in particular, of course.

[TRANS] YoonA ELLE China April Issue Interview

When i entered the keywords “Korea No. 1 Naturalism Cosmetic brand Global Endorser YoonA” on search engine, the results that i got  ”The most beautiful face”, “Female idol that you want to hold hands with”, “Female celebrity with the prettiest smile” etc of news of her winning no. 1 for different kind of polls. “The Top Asian Beauty’ this title make me full of curiosity towards this national goddess who is born in the 90s. Fortunately, due to a press conference by Innisfree in Shanghai, YoonA came down personally and an opportunity arises for a exclusive collaboration with ELLE China to film for Spring 2015 Makeup edition. At the filming site, YoonA appeared infront of us wearing a hoodie, jeans and sports shoes, her slender figure, her flowing long hair, her exquisite small face, and also her fair and dewy skin left a deep impression. To YoonA, it seem like “Right now its Girls’ Generation” is not just a slogan, but the feeling she brought to the people around her. During the filming process, she has her eyes opened wide looking at the photographer and translator, patiently listening to everyone’s opinions, times to times she has her right index finger pressing down her lower lips, looking like she is thinking over something seriously, making everyone on the set cheering “cute” loudly. Also, there is one thing i have to mention, YoonA’s skin is really very good. Each time the makeup artist applied a makeup style for YoonA, there is no need to use cushion, brush to touch up on her makeup. Under high definition and zero beautifying camera , one cannot detect any flaw on her skin too. This is considered rare among celebrities. However, if you think that she must be an expert in taking care of her skin then you are wrong. ELLE realized that compared to using many different luxurious skincare products, YoonA focuses more on giving her skin “less burden”, she is into simple skincare methods

Taking this collaboration opportunity with YoonA, ELLE also had an exclusive interview with SNSD’s makeup artist Jo Juyoung, for her to share with us her secret of applying makeup for Korean stars (t/l note: Not translating this, I will only translate YoonA’s portion interview)

ELLE: Other than the makeup applied by makeup artist, what kind of makeup do you go for usually?
YoonA: Dewy foundation and straight brows that can help to make one looks younger than actual age are the 2 most important points for me. I don’t really like to apply eye shadows. If i want to apply some highlights (on my face), i will go for lip gloss. Other than applying it on lips, i sometimes use it as blusher, spreading it on my cheeks can make one looks better

ELLE: Share with everyone your skincare secrets to maintaining skin of a young girl.
YoonA: Cleansing step must be done well, especially when removing makeup, and also replenishing your skin with moisture. Usually, i like to apply moisturizing serum that is easily absorbed after cleansing my face, for example Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum. As for my diet, i opt for food that are light and avoid oily food and drink more water, eat more fruits. Unlike many girls in Korea, i don’t drink coffee, and only drink orange juice, because orange juice is full of vitamins which are good for the skin.

ELLE: As a celebrity you often need to fly, what are your skincare tips?
YoonA: The air inside the plane’s cabin is very dry, so everytime when i board planes i will carry facial mist and moisturizing masks with me. If your skin is lacked of moisture, it will look dull, so moisturizing is very imprtant.
(YoonA’s airport photos are one of the top among celebrities, her photos are often used as outfit matching examples. But ELLE thinks that knowing how to match outfits is not that amazing, what is more amazing is that her makeup are all done well! Even though most of the times she has her sunglasses on, but one is still able to tell and be amazed by her overall skin condition, seem like her skincare tip in plane’s cabin is done well)

ELLE: What are the makeup items in your bag?
YoonA: I don’t like to wear makeup when i’m not working, so i don’t have much makeup products in my bag, but lip balm and cushion foundation are things i definitely bring along with me, sometimes, i also brought a small bottle of perfume with me.

ELLE: Teach us some tips on how to take beautiful selcas.
YoonA: I think that lighting and angle are very important, you can take beautiful selcas under good lightings! If the lighting is bad, get your good friend provide lightings for you with their phones.

Source: Interview images by 没有那么多的你以为
Trans: mystarmyangel