Zoologist

Tag!

I was tagged by @seringe thank you!!

rules:
1. ALWAYS post these rules
2. Answer the questions given by the person who tagged you
3. Write down 11 questions of your own
4. Tag 11 people 

1. how did you discover the music that you like?  My dad loves most rock music so i discovered it from him.

2. what course do you plan on taking if you go to college? (or, if you’re all ready in college, what course are you taking? or, if you all ready went, what course did you take?)  Im going to college next year and im going for nursing although im going to change my major to zoology ^-^

3. who are your top 5 favorite bands/artists? Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Beatles, The Smiths, and Yes

4. what job would you like to have, and why? A zoologist because i love animals.

5. favorite book? Tuesdays With Morrie

6. do you play any video games? The Sims thats about it

7. top 5 favorite songs at the moment? Grantchester Meadows - Pink Floyd, Julia - The Beatles, Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana, The Soft Parade - The Doors, Starship Trooper - Yes

8. nighttime or daytime? Nighttime

9. do you play any sports? Nah lol

10. what’s your favorite subject? Art/Ceramics

11. do you play any instruments? Nope

im not good at making questions so you guys can just answer these

i tag - @carefulwiththatassroger , @clearthroughtheclouds, @undetektable-extension-charm , @younglusts , @among-all-the-wildflowers , and @yourlocalcryptid

Zoologists: spiders have eight legs

Pokemon: how’s this

Zoologists: no… eight legs

Pokemon: OH sorry our mistake, how about this one

Zoologists: this is not difficult, spiders have eight legs and that clearly has four

Pokemon: damn you right okay we’ll try again, give us a few years

Pokemon: how’s this

Dian Fossey loved gorillas so much, she dedicated her life to the study and preservation of them. In 1966 she went to live in the African jungle in order to get close to them, learn their behaviors and befriend them, while fighting off poachers who hunted them. She published articles to gain attention and support for gorilla conservation. In 1985, when she was 54 years old, Dian was found murdered in her jungle cabin. The mystery of her death was never fully resolved.

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Newt crouches on the floor. Credence looks to him, the tiniest trace of hope dawning in his expression: Might there be a way back?

LISTEN UP AND LET ME TELL YOU WHY I’M EMOTIONAL ABOUT THIS.

FOR ONE, WHEN NEWT CROUCHES ON THE FLOOR HE GETS ON THE SAME LEVEL, ON EYE LEVEL WITH CREDENCE. HE DOESN’T TALK DOWN TO HIM OR BELITTLES HIM OR GIVES HIM THE FEELING HE’S AN AUTHORITY OR IN ANY WAY IN THE POSITION OF POWER. THIS IS IMPORTANT. CREDENCE HAS SPENT HIS LIFE BEING SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE WHO LET HIM KNOW JUST HOW POWERLESS HE WAS. WHAT KIND OF FREAK HE WAS. ALSO, THIS WAY OF SLOW CROUCHING IS A THING WE OFTEN DO WHEN TRYING TO APPROACH A FRIGHTENED ANIMAL IN ORDER NOT TO SCARE IT AWAY. MANY SMALL ANIMALS ARE AFRAID OF GIANTS LIKE US. SO. NEWT IS TOTALLY USING HIS MAGIZOOLOGIST SKILLS HERE, DON’T TELL ME OTHERWISE.

TWO, NEWT HAPPENS TO BE THE FIRST CHARACTER IN THE ENTIRE MOVIE (AND PROBABLY CREDENCE’S LIFE TBH) TO ACTUALLY ASK CREDENCE IF IT’S OKAY TO COME NEAR HIM. HE ACTUALLY GIVES HIM A CHOICE. NO ONE ELSE HAS DONE THIS. GRINDELGRAVES CONTROLLED HIM THROUGHOUT THE MOVIE AND NEVER ONCE ASKED FOR CREDENCE’S CONSENT FOR LITERALLY ANYTHING. THE FALSE AFFECTIONATE TOUCHES CREDENCE RECEIVED WERE ALWAYS TIED TO CONDITIONS. NEVER ONCE HAS CREDENCE BEEN ASKED SO TRUELY AND SINCERELY, “IS THIS OKAY FOR YOU? CAN I DO THIS?”

JUST SCRAPE ME OFF THE FLOOR TBH

so i have not seen one thing about how bodhi has obviously clearly been exposed to some Vader Shit ™ and?? all you need for proof is the scene where he reacts to saw’s oxygen that. very clearly is meant to sound similar to vader’s

that is. black and white trauma. bodhi has seen some shit and it never gets addressed and someone get this boy to a doctor please

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Glaucus atlanticus is a species of small blue sea slugs. These sea slugs are pelagic: with the aid of a gas-filled sac in its stomach they are able to float upside down on the surface tension of the water, where they are carried along by the winds and ocean currents. They are found in temperate and tropical waters such as South Africa, European waters, the east coast of Australia and Mozambique.

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A zoologist who observed gorillas in their native habitat was amazed by the uniformity of their life and their vast idleness. Hours and hours without doing anything. Was boredom unknown to them? This is indeed a question raised by a human, a busy ape. Far from fleeing monotony, animals crave it, and what they most dread is to see it end. For it ends, only to be replaced by fear, the cause of all activity. Inaction is divine; yet it is against inaction that man has rebelled. Man alone, in nature, is incapable of enduring monotony, man alone wants something to happen at all costs—something, anything…. Thereby he shows himself unworthy of his ancestor: the need for novelty is the characteristic of an alienated gorilla.
— 

Emil Cioran

Fun Fact of The Day: This dolphin here is actually using the puffer fish as a drug to induce a trance-like state. The skin of the puffer fish, in small amounts, is known to produce a narcotic effect. The behavior was captured by an award winning wildlife documentary producer, John Downer, and a zoologist, Rob Pilley, who states “Young dolphins are purposely experimenting with something we know to be intoxicating. After chewing it gently and passing it around, they began acting most peculiarly, hanging around with their noses at the surface as if fascinated by their own reflection.”

Source

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Dazzle camouflage, also known as razzle dazzle (US) or dazzle painting, was a family of ship camouflage used extensively in World War I, and to a lesser extent in World War II and afterwards. Credited to the British marine artist Norman Wilkinson, though with a rejected prior claim by the zoologist John Graham Kerr, it consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other. [х]

Moving with You

Originally posted by wandamaixmoff

Request:  ooh may I have one, if its alright? where the reader is a muggle/no-mag but Newt breaks the law and gets with them anyway please? maybe like a fluffy fic?

Notes: Hope you like it! I know it isn’t that action packed but I tried to make it cute. :)

You were walking through the streets of New York, you’d just gotten off the boat over from England, your home. You had just come to New York for a holiday and to go to the zoo. You were a zoologist. You were walking quite quickly and you bumped in to a man with a briefcase. “Oh goodness! I’m so sorry!” You squealed in embarrassment.

“It’s okay! I wasn’t looking where I was going.” He reassured.

“You wouldn’t know how to get to the zoo would you?” You asked.

“I was just heading there, if you want to follow me.” Newt said awkwardly. You nodded and you two made your way to the zoo, silently.

“Well, this is me, I’ll just be going.” You said. As you were wandering around, you bumped in to the man again.


 “Newt Scamander you truly are magnificent.” You uttered as he was holding you close.

“Well, there’s something I must tell you. It’s not a bad thing well, here it is, but not in England, where we both live. You and I, we live in England.” He rambled.

“Yes, out with it.” You laughed, kissing his cheek.

“Well, I’m a wizard.” He muttered.

“You’re joking.” You said in disbelief.

“No, I’m really not.” He said, cheeks going red. He took you by the hands and opened his suitcase. He stepped in and pulled you in too. You gave him a look of shock as he helped you down the steps. “These, are my creatures.” He explained pointing to various landscapes.

“They’re beautiful.” You said, in awe.

“I know. You aren’t supposed to know this here, but in England it’s okay.” He said quickly.

“In England it’s okay?” You asked.

“Yes, we have different laws.” He established.

“Ah right.” You said, trying to process what was going on.

“Yes, uh, I think you could fit right in you know. And you could help me with my research and my book.” He rambled, trying to get you to agree to go back to England with him.

“Are you asking me to back to England with you?” You asked hopefully.

“I, uh, maybe?” He managed. You smiled and took his cheeks in your hands, making him smile.

“I’d love to, let’s go back to England. What if we have a non-magical child? Will they blame me their whole life because I couldn’t be magic?” You whispered.

“You want children with me?” He asked, going red. It was your turn to stumble now.

“Um, I just meant, I don’t know.” You trailed off.

“All I can say, is that if we do have a non-magical child, they’d have lost their marbles if they hated you.” He said softly. You smiled and pressed your lips against his.

“Let’s concentrate on looking after these babies hm? I can be mummy.” You said kindly.

“Oh, the thing about that is, they already have a mummy.” He mumbled.

“Who?” You asked.

“Me.” He whispered, embarrassed.

“Oh, Newt. You’re adorable.” You said, chuckling.

“Oh, sod off.” He said, rolling his eyes with a smile.

Feminism for scientists (and everyone else)

I’ve been told more than once that fighting for women’s rights or even being interested in the topics of feminism and gender equality is a complete waste of time in today’s Western world. There are no more issues to be had, there is no problem, all is well. To test this hypothesis I have made a habit of thinking “Would you act the same way around me if I were a man? And if not – why?” So, here are a few examples of suggested improvements to the treatment of female co-humans, for biologists, other scientist and anyone else.

1) Do not confuse your co-workers with the subjects of your studies!

I know, especially we zoologists know all about animals, their behaviour, their reproduction, the crazy lengths they go to in order to get laid… and in the animal kingdom males and females are simply not equal most of the time. Beetle ladies get their insides crushed or plugged by their male mates in order to prevent insemination by rivals. Female cats ovulate due to the pain inflicted on them by the tomcats’ spiny penis. Gorillas are organised in harem-like groups of several females being dominated by a male. Many animal fathers tend to leave their mate and wander off to inseminate their next incubator and maximize their genetic contribution to the population. Sure, there are also the opposites – matriarchal hyenas, seahorse daddies and free-love-bonobos (those hippies!), but statistically speaking the ones with the sperm tend to have the upper hand. Knowing all of this it makes it seem likely that in human animals, too, there are some differences between the sexes, and there are – hormonally, physically, developmentally. The difference is, however, that we are not limited to our biological traits, so the world we live in should enable us to overcome these dissimilarities and create equal opportunities for all sexes. In this world my ability to be a professor is not linked to my level of testosterone and my being a stay-at-home parent is not dependent on my milk-leaking breasts. We are animals, we are the products of millennia of evolution, but we are more than just hormones and instincts, so just keep that in mind.

2)      Do not invalidate my professional or personal choices! 

a)      Never assume that my job is just a pastime! Yes, I measure ants for a living. Yes, that is an actual job I get paid for. No, I am not just biding my time until the right wealthy inseminator comes along to fill my womb with offspring. And also no, at 27 I am not planning to have kids very VERY soon (tick-tock, ovaries!).

b)      Also, never just presuppose that I am the underling or assistant in any setting including older male colleagues. That is just rude!

c)       Just to prove that you can’t ever get it right: If a woman does choose to have a family, go on a sabbatical or decide to breed poodles, do not dismiss her as “not a real scientist”, as someone who is just not driven, passionate or strong enough for the scientific world. People can have more than one passion, we don’t necessarily have to kill ourselves over our jobs. And if you actually do perceive that as a weakness, please don’t blame it on her gender – men can breed poodles, too!

3)      Do not make my appearance or sexuality any more of an issue than you would a man’s!

We all know the “#distractinglysexy” campaign (or if you don’t, just google it, it is both sad and hilarious) where female scientists call out male colleagues for questioning their professionalism based on their styling or wardrobe. What I wear should not be the basis of how you judge my abilities or my intellect. You would never call a man “slutty” or “unprofessional” because he wears shorts when it’s hot (given the dress code at your workplace is ok with that) or consider his sexuality nullified because he wears rubber boots and cargo pants in the field. On the other hand, I do not wear a lab coat and glasses because it makes me a stereotypical sexy science nerd, but because I am short-sighted and do not enjoy dangerous chemicals on my skin.

4)      Never underestimate the “feminine” fields!

Some people tend to belittle those aspects of science (or life, in general) that draw in a predominantly female crowd. There is hard, manly science, physics, chemistry, and math on the one hand and then there is a flowery meadow full of little girls playing with fluffy bunnies. However, my years at the university have taught me that this trope cannot possibly be based on facts. I have spent most of my lectures in auditoriums with a 60-90% female audience. And that was not “Cute puppies 101”, that was organic chemistry, physiology, genetics, entomology, statistics… all things technical, complicated, full of equations, decay and slimy bugs – and hardly a guy in sight. So, look out, world, and treat your women with respect because there is absolutely no reason why we should not be running the place!

The fight is not over, there is still plenty of work and science to be done!