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I’m in a podcast called That’s Wild! as the “science half” of a scientific/cultural look at animals throughout history! My cultural cohost is @ichikun and did 99% of the work, including the art, while I just blabbed about bats. Speaking of bats, Tinkle the bat and a few others contributed sounds to our opening theme. If y’all have time and want to listen to me misread my notes a lot, give it a listen!

a not-entirely-earthling stinky boy

Cassian (& Nesta) Headcannon

This got a bit…. long

Concept:

•Cassian, with his 500 years of living, has picked up how to play some musical instruments out of curiosity
•BUT, he’s never really played in front of or for anyone
•His favorite instrument is definitely the piano
•He just- he loves the way the chords flow together and the sounds that resonate in a room even after he’s stopped pressing down on the keys
•He loves to lose himself in the notes; to let everything in him be consumed by the way music affects him so intensely
•So one day, Cass is in the House of Wind or something when everyone else is gone doing their own thing
•He’s wandering around and just so happens to walk past one of his favorite rooms, where his beloved piano is bathed in golden sunlight in this open, airy balcony, music room type of thing
•And his fingers twitch as his side, yearning to create melodies long since suppressed, considering he hasn’t played in what seems like forever
•So he gently crosses the room and sits down on the bench; runs a hand lovingly across the lid of his piano before placing his fingers tentively on the ivory keys
•And with a deep breathe to calm his nerves, he begins to play
•It’s messy at first; years of not playing has caused his brain to muddle his usual technique, but he still continues, pushing on
•Slowly, slowly, the notes start to come out smoother
•Memories and notes come back to him in waves; his fingers dancing across the keys in excitement, having almost forgotten how good it feels to release his emotions and craft them into something beautiful
•He remembers now, why he started learning to play piano in the first place
•He remembers: a younger Cassian wandering around Velaris, centuries ago, and hearing something that stopped him in his tracks
•It was music- a type he’d never heard before; music that burrowed itself in his skin and settled along his bones
•So he followed that sound, coming to a shop with its door open, and peered in to see an older woman sitting at a piano bench
•He watched her for a few moments, losing himself in the movement of her hands- how intricate the chords seemed to be, and he wanted it so bad- wanted to know how to create something as breathtaking as that
•So after her musical piece came to an end, he approached her, swallowing his pride to get out the following breathless words, “Can you- can you teach me?”
•From then on, he would go to that little shop to be taught the ways of the massive instrument
•She taught him & he learned to know which pedals to push and how long to hold each note; how to build a piece higher and higher until the crescendo shattered into existence, all from the tips of their fingers
•Eventually, when he was quite advanced in learning and playing after months of practice, the woman told him that her job was done, all that was left was for him to create his own music instead of learning hers
• “You have so much inside of you,” she had said, gently pressing a palm to his heart. “You must take all those deeply buried feelings and let them out. Forge them into something useful, something that brings you peace instead of turmoil. You must understand that music is your companion, it will be there when all else is lost. Don’t forget to share your burdens, your happiness, your sorrow, with the one thing that will never betray you.” With that, she had taken the hand that was still on his chest and placed it on her magnificent piano, letting her own memories sweep her into an inviting embrace as Cassian quietly left for the day
•A few weeks later, as Cassian was making his way back to the old lady’s piano shop for a visit, he walked in to find the place empty- all except the piano they had played on together for hours on end
•And as he made his way over to the instrument, he found a note laying on top of it saying, “She is now yours, and she is your friend. Treat her well.”
•Cassian has never seen her again, but the memory of her will live on with him for as long as he’s alive
•So now, he is currently sitting still at the House of Wind, having lost himself in the memories of his earlier life, and he just - starts crying
•Like, it hits him so hard and he misses the old woman who taught him how to play and he wants to go back to the time where everything was not quite so hectic; before Amarantha and the King of Hybern and all the wars that he has fought in
•He wants to go back to the time where his soul wasn’t so heavy, even though he has never experienced a time where he’s been completely light hearted
•Not until her
•With that thought, his silent tears instantly slow until they stop
•Nesta
•When he’s with her, everything seems so simple
•Although she’s a pain in the ass a lot of the time, he wouldn’t have it any other way
•He recalls a past conversation with Rhysand, where his brother had confessed to him that when Feyre and him had first gone to the Summer Court, Feyre had told the High Lord Tarquin that, “It would be very easy to love you.” Rhys had been a wreck whenever it came to his mate (during the time she didn’t know she was his mate yet)
•But those words had stuck with Cassian for a while
•It is very, very easy to love Nesta
•With that notion, and feeling of love in his heart, he begins to play again
•But this song is slow, peaceful, and effortless
•He let’s his heart compose this piece, as his hands do the work
•The music is lovely, resembling the most cherished of his feelings
•And Cassian can’t help but memorize it; he knows it’s dedicated to his love- to Nesta
•And after this afternoon is over, and he has created the most graceful tune he has ever played, he knows he has to show her
•So when the opportunity arrives a week or two later, and Nesta & Cassian are alone, he brings her to his music room, and plays the piece he crafted for her
•And she knows, can feel it deep down in her soul, that the music he plays for her is for her ears alone
•She cherishes it, loves it, spills more than a few tears over it
•Cassian is so nervous and anxious because this is his first time showing someone this part of him, this love for piano
•But Nesta just comes over to sit next to him on the bench, and leans her head on his shoulder as she gently grabs his hand and entwines her fingers with his
•And he’s just silent, so full of happiness and he’s content and he’s proud to have a woman like Nesta in his life
•He tentively asks her, “Do you like it?”
•She turns her head to peer up at him, her eyes shining silver, “It’s perfect.”
•And the purest smile appears on his face and it just breaks her heart and mends it back together again all in the same instant and she leans in to kiss him
•And the kiss is slow and extraordinary, and it reminds them that they have the rest of their immortal lives to be with each other, and even in death they will not be separated

Batfam's Daemons

As requested by anon

Bruce: I mean, just going from branding, a bat is a pretty sure fire bet since he’s the whole “solitary nocturnal spooky dude” kind of person ————————————————— Dick: a giant panda; they’re typically very passive and peaceful but can get aggressive if need be ————————————————— Jason: a wolf; they’re basically like dogs, just bigger. They can be aggressive when trying to protect themselves or their pack but are also very cunning and resourceful ————————————————— Tim: a crow; they’re highly intelligent and can actually solve complex puzzles and adapt to tough situations without becoming too stressed out ————————————————— Steph: a raccoon; they’re capable of making complex social relationships but are also resourceful and cunning, they know how to get what they want when they want it ————————————————— Damian: a cat; they have incredible agility, are superb hunters, don’t always listen to people but are always open to learning new things and skills. They also have high sensory abilities ————————————————— Cass: a red fox; they are highly cunning animals that can use their advanced hearing to pinpoint an enemy from feet away and are able to use hunting techniques that are extremely accurate by relying on the earth’s magnetic field ————————————————— Babs: a falcon; they have a remarkable memory and are extremely intelligent, they know how to cooperate and follow orders but can also hold on their own ————————————————— Duke: a lion; they’re highly social animals that depend on a team to survive but are also proficient hunters on their own. They’re also very protective of their own pride and will go to great lengths to make sure they’re all safe

bat-chik  asked:

Top 5 reasons you like Bucky Barnes?

5. he’s a smartass lil’ shit sometimes
(okay maybe more than sometimes) [x] [x] [x]
4. he whispered ‘holy cow’ while at a science fair. what a cute nerd! [x]
3. he’s selfless [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]
2. he’s brave (and a badass) [x] [x] [x}
1. despite all the horrible stuff he’s been thru, he’s still KIND. like, MCU!Bucky didn’t even get revenge on the people who hurt him (even tho i was 100% on board with the idea of Bucky’s REVENGE 2k14 - 2k16) and i … *tries not to cry* …he’s just such a good person *ugly cries* [x]

it always confuses me when superman gets drawn burlier than batman. i mean we dance around it but superman is basically super strong due to space magic. he could be a weedy lil string bean and he’d still be able to lift a bus. i’m not saying the muscles don’t help, or that he doesn’t probably have magic space muscles. i’m just saying, all of batman’s strength is muscle-dependant. he has no space magics. in my head he is the more burly of the two just out of necessity. i know he’s kind of got the gymnast thing going on but like. i imagine bruce wayne as more barrel-y and clark kent as more dorito-y. i don’t know why i’m telling you this except that i’m dealing with the realization that this is not the standard assumption.

once when i was little i tried to design my perfect pet and what i ended up with was a cross between a little sea pony (as featured in the children’s book The Little Sea Pony©) and a snake

OMG! So…I am going in as DC PRESS at the Toronto Comic Book Convention!!! I get a Press Badge! LIKE CLARK WOULD! 

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When the baby that LOOKS like it’s gonna be the biggest troublemaker actually grows up into the biggest troublemaker…

me:

taehyung never likes his outbursts – he gets sad and he wants his mommy and daddy back but they can’t come back and it makes him sadder so he cries more and he tries to calm down so his jinnie hyung won’t panic but he can’t and he just wants their mommy and daddy back why won,t they come b a c k