bike shorts are NOT PANTS

stanford’s hobbies:

+ cycling. everywhere. every day.
+ competitive dancing and intramural sports
+ tagalog 4 life
+ what happens in Band does not stay in Band
+ lowkey regretting Engineering :)))) hey who’s up for ultimate frisbee–
+ antagonizing cal by impaling teddy bears atop The Claw. they actually bleed dye. the waters turn red for a week.

cal’s hobbies:

+ activism. not the kind that has him squatting in trees tho. are those guys still there???
+ biochem was a Mistake
+ haha what are hobbies please see “biochem”
+ avoiding the student union at all costs because the particularly crazy homeless just always seem to hone in on him
+ not too busy to paint bear prints up and down stanford’s dumb tower sTOP SACRIFICING INNOCENT TEDDY BEARS, WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK

who even has the goddamn axe anyway???

(God of secrets and knowledge in elven pantheon of Dragon Age universe.)

“Dirthamen is the twin brother of Falon'Din. He is also known as a "twin soul” to Falon'Din, rather than merely a twin. Dirthamen is the elven god of secrets and knowledge, and master of the ravens Fear and Deceit, having found them in the Fade and outsmarted them both.“ (da-wiki)


Bear Claw Chris Lapp: “Are you sure you can skin griz pilgrim?.”
Jeremiah Johnson: “I can skin’ em as fast as you can catch’ em.”
Bear Claw: “Skin that one and I’ll bring you another!”
[Jeremiah Johnson. 1972.]

Grizzly bear claw works on aspen. Near Turner Valley. Alberta. Canada. May. 2015.

Manu Bennett - Crixus - Slade Wilson

Katrina Law - Mira - Nyssa al Ghul

Cynthia Addai-Robinson - Naevia - Amanda Waller

Nick Tarabay - Ashur - Captain Boomerang

and now

Liam McIntyre - Spartacus - Weather Wizard

Arrow and The Flash are slowly becoming a Spartacus reunion series and I FUCKING LOVE IT


Rare plants hardly get the attention that rare animals do. Despite legal protection, few people even consider that plants can be threatened or endangered. Some don’t even care. In the state of Utah, there is one plant species whose ongoing conservation has created some considerable controversy. Up against the odds, the dwarf bearclaw poppy is on the frontline of a plant conservation battle. 

Discovered in 1874, the dwarf bearclaw poppy (Arctomecon humilis) is one of the rarest poppies in the world. It only grows in gypsum-rich soils in the southwest corner of Utah, near St. George. It has a stunning display of white flowers with yellow centers. It gets the name “bearclaw” from the appearance of its fuzzy leaves. Each is stout and tipped with what resembles bear claws. It is only known from roughly 10 locations and many of these are under threat. 

Despite being one of the first species ever put on the endangered species list, the state agencies in charge of continued protection of this species have ignored these regulations and have allowed development to continue around some of the few remaining populations. Developments are quickly encroaching on the remaining habitat of this species and most of it is in the form of summer homes and golf courses. Recreational off-road vehicles are another serious threat. The soils in which the dwarf bearclaw poppy grow are very sensitive to disturbance. The delicate soil crusts that the plant requires can take over 250 years to recover from such disturbances. 

In a way, this plant could be seen as the poster child for rare plant conservation. There are a handful of agencies working quite hard to conserve what remains of this beautiful little endemic. At the very least, there is a lesson to be learned in that plants need defenders. They are too easily over looked, especially by those who do not appreciate them for the marvels of evolution that they are.

Photo Credit: USFW (