Subtropical

You know that trope on TVTropes called “and the fandom rejoiced,” when a creator does something they like or changes something or does something new to refuel nostalgia

There should be a subtrope, specifically for Butch Hartman works, called “and the fandom let out a long suffering sigh and there was a smattering of golf claps but with an overall feeling of ‘meh’”

I know, it’s a temp title

Orange-lined triggerfish (Balistapus undulatus)

The Orange-lined triggerfish is a demersal marine fish belonging to the family Balistidae, the triggerfishes. It grows up to 30 cm long. It is widely distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific. It inhabits coral reefs, lagoons and external reef slopes at depths up to 50 meters. The orange-lined triggerfish has a varied diet based on different benthic organisms such as algae, molluscs, sponges, hard coral tips, echinoderms, and fish. This triggerfish is diurnal, solitary, and territorial. It can be aggressive with other fish. It erects its first dorsal spine to intimidate opponents and predators.

photo credits: Hans Hillewaert

Tree density at a global scale

The global extent and distribution of forest trees is central to our understanding of the terrestrial biosphere. We provide the first spatially continuous map of forest tree density at a global scale. This map reveals that the global number of trees is approximately 3.04 trillion, an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate. Of these trees, approximately 1.30 trillion exist in tropical and subtropical forests, with 0.74 trillion in boreal regions and 0.66 trillion in temperate regions. Biome-level trends in tree density demonstrate the importance of climate and topography in controlling local tree densities at finer scales, as well as the overwhelming effect of humans across most of the world. Based on our projected tree densities, we estimate that over 15 billion trees are cut down each year, and the global number of trees has fallen by approximately 46% since the start of human civilization.

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Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis)

The cattle egret is a cosmopolitan species of heron found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone a rapid expansion in its distribution and successfully colonised much of the rest of the world in the last century. It is a white bird adorned with buff plumes in the breeding season. It nests in colonies, usually near bodies of water and often with other wading birds. They often accompany cattle or other large mammals, catching insect and small vertebrate prey disturbed by these animals.The adult cattle egret has few predators, but birds or mammals may raid its nests, and chicks may be lost to starvation, calcium deficiency or disturbance from other large birds.

photo credits: wiki

So now is already December…Winter? What is Winter???

ASL in Tropical Island..why? because in my HC, Luffy and Ace are Austronesian (Indonesian or from another Pacific islands). While Sabo is probably Dutch. And December here is really hot, so what is Winter?.

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I always find it funny whenever I talked  about ‘seasons’ with my friends when I still lived in Netherlands. They really shocked when found out that the tropical countries doesn’t have Winter. While for us, the term ‘winter’ itself never even exist. We only have 2 seasons, wet and dry :P. But even my lecturers there  said something about hot winter in the tropical countries, which is really weird XD.

I wonder what subtropical students studied during the geographic class? Did they learn something about the tropical countries??? I am curious. Because I thought that is some kind of basic knowledge. During elementary school I knew that subtropical countries have 4 seasons.

Victuri & Kissing Tropes

1- Concert Kiss

The Hero and the Love Interest have just saved the day, and they’ve done so in a very large, very public place with a very noticeable audience - say, a theatre performance, or an orchestra recital. Then, swept up in the moment, the Hero and the Love Interest decide that, then and there, they’ll confirm their recently developed feelings for each other. By kissing in front of everyone. It’s a major ‘awww’ moment, and usually to make it even more romantic, the applause increases in volume and intensity; ah, True Love, now this is worth applauding! A subtrope of The Big Damn Kiss.

2- I Kiss Your Foot

“While kissing hands can mean romance or humility, kissing feet can mean many different things. It often means an even greater humility than hand-kissing, or can be used to show submission (“now you have to kiss my feet!”) or devotion. Less often, it is used romantically.

3-  I Kiss Your Hand

“A male character takes the hand of a woman (often his Love Interest) and kisses it as a mark of respect. Used to portray the man as particularly romantic, chivalrous, foreign, or just old-fashioned.“

4-  Motivational Kiss

“A Motivational Kiss happens when someone, almost Always Female, gives the main protagonist a kiss that gives him an extra boost in confidence. The kisser will often, but not always, be the protagonist’s Love Interest, or at least someone who he’s been Ship Teased with in the past.”

anonymous asked:

could you please infodump about plants?

Omg do you wanna hear about hibiscus??? Cause I’ve been doing a lot of research into them since I’ve been sick. There is “sour tea” that you can make from the flowers and they help regulate body temperature (so it will decrease your fever if you have one) and they can also really help with respiratory issues and sore throats! I also read that hibiscus can help clear skin, and help maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels!! Hibiscus are so cool, but they are native to subtropical and tropical regions. So, it’s impossible for me to grow them outside here. 🌺 you can also graft all the different colored flowers into hibiscus so you’d have one plant flowering so many different colors!!!!