I tagged too much didn't I

I don’t know how to fully enjoy any of these moments without wondering if it’s the last.
—  Jay Asher, What Light

(ʘᗩʘ’!!) “oh my god” !!!

asks are open! 

golden maknae, jungkook, is ready for your questions! ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ 

anonymous asked:

What are considered Gmos? My friend says that they have to be manipulated in a lab, but many biology blogs say that a selectively bred animal or plant is a gmo.

Hey! I can understand your confusion, and I apologize for being one of those people who purposefully muddies the water around the definition of what exactly is a genetically modified organism.

The best description I could find was the one legally defined by the European Union: “An organism is genetically modified if its genetic material has been changed in a way that does not occur under natural conditions through cross-breeding or natural recombination”

These would include things like, in agriculture, introduced resistances to things that crops would normally be susceptible to - either natural pathogens (fungi, parasites, bacteria, viruses, etc), or something like an artificially-created herbicide to facilitate weed management (“Roundup Ready” crops that are resistant to the glyphosate herbicide Roundup). Ideally, it is used to enable more sustainable and efficient farming.

This would also include genetically engineered animals - a phrase that likely sparks fear into the majority of people, but, like in the plants mentioned above, boils down to just the addition of recombinant DNA (essentially a controlled version of DNAs natural reproductive process of genetic recombination) that produces the desired trait. For example, AquAdvantage Salmon that reach adult size faster due to an introduced growth hormone gene being controlled by an ocean pout gene promoter; VERY good news for the fishing industry, and as a result, the environment - since this means less demand on wild-caught sources. Science is so cool, you guys.

On the other hand, you’ve probably heard terms like artificial selection or selective breeding bandied about - and this is essentially the pre-labs, extremely long-game version of GMOs. Not to mention the version that is usually touted as being better since it’s “natural”, as though anything produced in a lab is sent straight from the ninth circle of Hell itself (looking at you, anti-vaxxers)

These are things like most of our basic food crops and domesticated animals, where humans have affected the evolution of the target organism to get the desired trait over hundreds and thousands of years. Such as how the extinct aurochs became more meat-heavy cows, wild teosinte became higher-yield corn, and Brassica became literally everything else, to a point where I wouldn’t even be surprised if dogs had some B. oleracea in them. 

So, artificial selection and GMOs overlap in a lot of ways, but I hope I clarified the subject a little bit better. Enjoy your Brassica oleracea canis

what a cute little sweetums, little dorito queen, peridot ver. 2 , excited mtn dew with a nerf gun awwwwwwwwww

cassiedrawsart  asked:

How have you been

Today was pretty meh, UNTIL I CAME HOME AND HOLY HECK

THERE’S THIS LOVELY OLD LADY AT THE CHURCH I GET DRAGGED TO AND A WHILE AGO I SHOWED HER SOME OF MY ART AND

I COME HOME AND SHE’S BROUGHT ME ALL THIS??? APPARENTLY SHE USED TO BE AN ARTIST AND HAS LOADS OF LEFTOVER CANVAS’S AND ACRYLIC PAINT AND A WHOLE FOLD-AWAY EASEL?!?!? AND IT’S FOR FREE?!?!?!?!????

TLDR: I suddenly have about a 10 year supply of art equipment and I AM VERY EXCITED.

  • me: *watched ninjago when there were only two seasons and hasn't since*
  • movie: *comes out*
  • me: maybe I should rewatch it! *does so*
  • me, having rewatched the first five episodes: I wonder if anyone on Tumblr has drawn more realistic interpretations of the characters *goes into the tag*
  • tag: *characters I dont recognize* *weird ship names* *spoilers I dont understand* *references I dont get*
  • me: what the fuck

It’s done!!! Sorry I didn’t post anything yesterday, my tablet and computer were both being stupid with the batteries dying but they’re working again. Yay!

THE BLUE SHIRT WAS CHOSEN (RIP 1999, 2017. Loved by many (no one on tumblr (besides me))(RIPx2). you got no votes you poor soul (shirt))

Anyway, this is a gift for @kiekyun because your art gives me so much life. I really love everything you draw, you really are a very wonderful artist and I hope to be as good as you some day! (I’m sorry about no background, I really suck at those) I don’t know if you’ll actually see this but if you do then please let me know what you think! :D

(the banner is shitty ik just shhhh I couldn’t make a decent one alright lkdsjfljsd)

Hello so I’m kinda close to a follower goal and it turns out I’m impatient so I’m doing this now sldjflsjksj Anyway for some reason a lot of you follow me?? Despite me being terrible and not being able to chill most days as well as write really annoying tags….and talk too much 😞 Not 2 get deep……buuuut I’ve met some really amazing people since I made this blog (and my previous blog if you were there for that) and I’m so thankful for each and every one of you 😊 To my mutuals and my followers (including the ones from my side blog!!), I love you and thank you for following me ✧゚・: *ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)

angels who somehow put up with me = 🌟

gc snakes angels who also somehow put up with me = 🐍

angels who i love as much as i love yoongi = everyone that’s tagged 😙

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happy holidays, nora!

i was your secret santa & i know how you love olicity au’s so much, and instead of picking just one for a gifset, i decided to include multiple au’s (the more the better!) 

you’re amazing, so i only hope you have an amazing christmas too. i love you. ♥

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i’m so sorry

haru just wants reen’s love. why does funimation have to take that away.

But really…

  • Karui falling in love with Chouji because he is one of the sweetest ninjas in the entire manga
  • Chouji falling in love with Karui at first sight because she is the most beautiful person he has ever seen
  • Karui feeling so flattered and amazed every time Chouji almost absentmindedly does something nice for her because that’s just how he is (makes sure she has a snack when they are working on documents together, lets her know its not good for her to stay cooped up all day working, asks after Killer Bee and Omoi and whoever else she considers family, etc.)
  • Chouji not stepping one foot into Ino’s flower shop until he is beyond certain exactly what type of flower he wants to get Karui when they start dating
  • Karui waiting forever for him to ask her out and getting kind of downhearted and frustrated when he never does; only to find out he didn’t want to assume that just because they were friendly with each other that she would be automatically receptive to the thought of them going out (nope, no ‘friendzone’ mentality from Mr. Chouji here ^^)
  • Chouji taking Karui out to a certain place where there are the most beautiful butterflies and then telling her (albeit in a cheesy way and stumbling over every other word) that she’s the most beautiful of them all
  • Karui convinced that her fiery temper would definitely put him off, only to find that Chouji doesn’t mind in the least (he loves how passionate she is about things, and thinks she is amazing ^^)
  • Chouji convinced that his body structure would definitely put her off, only to find that Karui doesn’t give a hoot
  • Both of them cooing over and in total awe over their beautiful newborn daughter

GUYS THEY ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL FOR WORDS ;___;

the  LASSO OF TRUTH  is a fictional weapon wielded by wonder woman. originally named the magic lasso of aphrodite, it is usually referred to as the magic lasso or golden lasso and forces anyone it captures to  OBEY  and tell the truth. originally, it was created by william moulton marston as an allegory for feminine charm and compelled its captives to obey the wielder of the lasso.

diana’s main tool is her lasso, always carried on her right hip, it is the first thing she reaches for, both for a fight and for a communication. but that lasso is not just about forcing people to tell  THE TRUTH  it is more about stripping everything else away until the truth is the only thing left. the lasso enhances diana’s  EMPATHY  – diana’s ability to feel other people’s emotions.

when the lasso is out around an individual, diana is able to look into their soul, gaining a greater understanding of their feelings and emotions. this breaks away lies and illusions, allowing nothing but the truth to survive. at this deep level, nothing is left a secret. as seen in  WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3 #15  where she looks into the soul of one of her enemies. during that time, diana comments that it is impossible not to feel empathy, even for him. 

by looking into the soul of an individual, diana is able to find the truth, no matter how deep it is hidden. the lasso can also clear the mind and dispel illusions. it dispels illusions because it is designed to be the  ULTIMATE  truth, truth in its purest form. because of this, no illusion can stand against it. it is known to break through both spells and mind control.

she also uses it when she requires someone to swear fealty to her, evidenced in  WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3 #14  where she gets the lead gorilla to kiss the lasso after he swears an oath. 

as stated, the lasso  BREAKS BARRIERS  including language barriers. truth is a universal concept and with the golden perfect diana is able to use to understand her friends in  WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH #10  and to also understand, to some extent, how steve feels about her.

there, however, if a  DOWNSIDE  to diana’s possession of the lasso. the lasso doesn’t just effect those she captures with it. since diana is always wearing it on her hip, she must always stick to the truth as well. diana must always remain steadfast in her beliefs and never deny the truth, if she doesn’t do this, the lasso while break – – the only thing that can break it. this first happens in  JLA #62 – 64  wherein diana denies the truth put in front of her. because of her denial, the lasso breaks, causing all of the truth of earth to break along with it. this also happened in  JUSTICE LEAGUE 2.0 #20  because, when diana killed lady wonder woman, she left her values behind, and become  UNWORTHY  of the lasso. unlike in the jla series, she was not able to repair it.

overall, diana can be just as much a victim to lasso as others. though the lasso is not necessarily a bad thing. exposing the truth has helped diana immensely, and for diana,  THE TRUTH  is considered  PURE  and the base for everything. in the end, the truth, and the peace that can come from that is what she strives for.

DO NOT REBLOG / REPOST. 

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What does G.LOW mean? {K-much name meanings}

me: manga finale chapter of zestiria was released today in zero-sum and I’m so excited and ready, let’s do this!!!

me: *sees official screencaps on mangaka’s page*

me: …rip I am dead I’M NOT READY FOR THIS AMOUNT OF HURT AND PAIN

vminkook ramblings #4

imagine vminkook sneaking out together to get some drinks bc it’s been far too long since they’ve gone out, just the three of them.

  • when they arrive at the bar, everyone is excited, especially tae bc he goes straight to the counter to order three tequila shots for him and jikook
  • jimin raises an eyebrow and goes like “woah, woah, you really want to start off like that?”
  • taekook give him a confused look bc “why, what’s wrong with it?”
  • “kookie, tae is a lightweight! did you already forget?” jimin says and tae immediately interrupts, saying “aw come on jiminnie”, and while shrugging his shoulders, he gives jikook that specific don’t-worry-i-can-handle-this-look.
  • jungkook just snorts at that but remains silent while jimin hits tae on his shoulder, giggling, “okay but i won’t be the one who picks your ass up off the bar floor, so don’t get too wasted!”
  • only 3 tequila shots, two beers and 30 minutes later, tae starts to have a mental breakdown (according to his own words), with his head resting on his arms at the bar counter he talks about what a sad life he would have lived if he hadn’t met jikook and the other members and just how much he loves both of them “jimin, jungkook, i love you guys so much, let’s get married
  • when it didn’t seem like tae would stop talking or continuously harrassing the barkeeper, kookie takes tae’s hand, loudly whispering “hyung, no disrespect but I’m totally serious, get your shit together, we just got here!”
  • jimin just laughs at tae’s rambling and it takes every bit of him to not say “told ya guys
  • it doesn’t take long until jungkook is gone as well and when he starts to complain about how tae wouldn’t shut up already, jimin decides it’s time to leave the bar.
  • jimin knew this would happen, so he stuck to that one tequila at the beginning and didn’t drink anything alcoholic after that bc “mother instincts”
  • he didn’t think it would be this bad though, bc taekook are way too heavy for jimin to carry on both his shoulders, so he starts to take a break at a small park near the bar. actually, on the opposite side of the bar. yes. right. he couldn’t even make it for 5 minutes
  • jimin decides to let taekook rest on a bench and tells them to sit there and stay still, “i’ll get sth else to drink real quick. and with drink i mean water bc i can’t pick up both of your dumbasses at the same time”
  • taekook don’t really give him a reply but start to talk gibberish again and jimin lets out a heavy sigh, “i’ll be right back, don’t move or go anywhere.” and he leaves with taekook screaming “jiminnie we love you!” in the background.
  • when jimin comes back, he didn’t expect to see taekook falling asleep together, head-on-head, with their mouths wide open and he can’t help but smile and decides to take tons of pictures first before he calls jin to help him.
  • jin picks up his phone with a loud groan “park fricking jimin do you know what ti-” and jimin would interrupt him with “hyung please pick us up, taekook are totally drunk and I can’t get them home right now”
  • “why?? just hold their hands for guiding if necessary! and wait, what– where– you’re outside?!”
  • “i’ll explain everything later hyung please, just pick us up, they’re sound asleep and too heavy for me!” jimin then says, sighing, bc he knows jin probably won’t stop nagging if he doesn’t end this phone call soon
  • jin groans again, so loud that jimin’s sure if passengers had passed him right now, they would have heard it
  • “i’ll be right there” jin finally answers, defeated, and jimin thanks him in the sweetest tone he can manage
  • after jimin told him the adress, jin arrives 10 mins later just to see jimin taking even more photos of taekook sleeping
  • taekook wake up the next day to see 80+ messages in their group chat and all of them are pics of them sleeping outside with weird poses + comments from the other members and they swear never to overdo it ever again