adult falcon

Book Aesthetic: The Falconer trilogy by Elizabeth May

“Did you choose this?’

Leaning in close, I press my cheek against his, a touch that goes against every social rule I’ve ever been taught. It’s the excitement of the hunt that courses through me, a savage hum. I’m beyond propriety, beyond etiquette.

“I revel in it.”

The Oswald & Sofia problem

ok normally I try not to interfere in fandom drama, but this time I can’t keep my mouth shut. It’s all about Oswald and Sofia.

At the moment, everything I read about Gotham on my dash is concentrated on the relationship of the two of them. We have fans who ship the two, we have fans who hate it and call it homophobia and everything in between. It’s quite wild what’s happening right now. I see it, after the 3rd Season of Gotham, we all thought Oswald is a canonically gay dude. So, what the heck are the writers doing?! Is everything and everyone in Gotham bisexual or what?
All Nygmobblepot shippers are losing their head over this shocking new development and I see hate and rage all around.
But srsly? I DON’T GET IT!

Look, we are at the first half of season 4 and so far, the scenes between Oswald and Sofia are quite platonic in my eyes (attention, this is my personal point of view. You don’t have to agree with me, just let me finish).
Sofia tries to convince Oswald, to see her the same way like he sees his mother, so he become attached to her. They didn’t try to kiss, they don’t hook up so far. Only kind words and some touches. Is this already to much for the fandom? Yeah, it looks like the Gotham fandom is adapting Oswalds attitude of a spoiled child that throws a tantrum anytime they don’t get what the want (credits to Eddie Boy, this is so accurate!). They wanted Nygmobblepot. So actually, it’s not ok when another person than Ed is touching Oswald.But… did you ever hear about character development? About how relationships can change? Like, one day you are befriended with a person, the next day your like the biggest enemies ever? That’s what’s happening in real life too.
I think you should all chill and wait for the next few episodes. 
Oswald is still insisting that he’s not “dating” Sofia. He’s getting annoyed when someone calls their meetings dates. He’s always ready to put a bullet through her pretty brain. So, I think he’s not really sure either Sofias actions are only part of an evil scheme or actually serious.

And after yesterday, I’m quite sure that Oswald has an own plan. The scene between him and Jim. 


“You’re always one step ahead, Oswald.”
“It’s why I’m alive.”

Well, hello foreshadowing. Maybe Oswald is already sensing trouble from Sofias side. Maybe not. We don’t know shit.
What I want to say: please, just one time, try to be a little more patient with the plot. Don’t overreact. Oswald was always the  center of numerous ships. Let the people ship what they want to ship. When you don’t like it, just mute the tag, don’t hate on each other the way you do at the moment. And especially, please don’t hate the writers or the actors. I mean, wtf? If you want only pure Nygmobblepot, go and read fanfics or play RPGs or make art or whatever the hell you want. Show the producers of Gotham how much you love that idea and maybe they will appreciate it. But stop being so toxic, that’s how shows get cancelled. 

And who says that a gay guy and a beautiful women can’t be only friends? I mean, am I homophobic for kissing my gay friend on the lips? No, the hell I’m not!
Personally, I don’t ship them romantically but I like their chemistry and I’m still really excited what will happened between them. And if the day comes, Oswald and Sofia are getting more close and maybe even become something like lovers, I’ll stick to my opinion. Love is a feeling that sometimes can’t be reduced to one gender or on one person. So, these are my 5 cents about this. Hate me, but I think many of you really need a good hour of yoga and a biiiiiig joint to smoke. Just once, act like proper adults, for the sake of this show.

“Kiaran and I have little connection beyond our names. We battle, bleed and hunt together almost every night. He teaches me how to slaughter in the most effective, brutal ways possible. But I’ve never told Kiaran why I hunt, and he has never told me why he kills his own kind. This is our ritual, our dance. The only one that matters.” ―Elizabeth May, The Falconer

4

Veronica Falcon

Facts

  • August 8, 1966
  • Mexican actress

Filmography

  • Camila [Queen of the South]
  • Rosa [Room 104]

Appearance

  • brown hair
  • medium length/ long hair
  • brown eyes
  • 1.65m

Roleplay

  • playable: young adult, adult
HEADCANONS THAT NO ONE WANTS (apparently no one likes mine )

Since none of you asked for any headcanon requests ( my muse is hurt, you guys, he really is. Sy is sad. ) I’m making my own because iT’S NOT LIKE I NEED YOUR ATTENTION TO FEEL WORTH SOMETHING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT , ha ha -

So sit down and read these , or don’t, I’m not in a mood to care anymore ….

- Tony is completely overprotective of Spidey, like to the point of DRAGGING PETER AROUND IN A CHILD SAFETY LEASH and Peter is literally sitting there on the sidewalk , refusing to move, hiding his face behind his hands and moaning in embarrassment as Tony pulls him along to the mall
( Natasha films every second of these Family Outings , especially if Wanda is the one on a leash )

-Clint takes Peter to meet his kids one weekend and three minutes later Clint’s wife informs him that Peter is now an honorary Barton child . Clint now has four children and he starts trying to out-dad Tony

-Bruce and Peter inventing complex science projects together and baffling Tony because holy crap Peter is a smart kid thank goodness he’s not evil

-Bucky always carrying snacks for Peter and Steve because Super metabolisms are tricky to live with and he’s got to look out for his nerds

-Peter always bringing Wanda some thoughtful little present because he wants her to smile again , so he’ll buy that cologne her brother loved so much or that music she likes and he leaves them at her door with a note “ From Your Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman : Remember to smile today ”

- Wanda teaching Peter how to adult

-Falcon leaving random tech gifts for Peter after hearing this poor child gets his tech from trashcans

“ Hey Sam check it out!!!! Someone left me a laptop at school today! It’s so cool!”
“ That’s great, Webs! Do you like it? ;) ”

“ SAM DID YOU-”

- Vision helping Peter figure out the best diet for his new metabolism and having long talks with him about morality

- Peter desperately trying to “upgrade” Vision’s wardrobe and slang , much to Clint’s delight

“ Yo, V- Man, how’s it hanging?”
“ How is what hanging, Peter? I do not comprehend.”
“ It’s an expression. Lighten up , bro. ”
“ I can alter my skin shading if you would like , but I do not recall us being related.”

“CLINT COME HELP ME WITH VIZ HE’S IMPOSSIBLE TO WORK WITH!”
* Clint laughing himself to death in the background *
“ I disagree, Peter, my diagnostic scan tells me I am quite pleasing to work with….Why are you so upset?”

“Vision, you’ve gotta change your look , man, you look like my teacher at school. ”
“ Peter I see no issue in looking like someone of learning.”
“ No one wears vest sweaters anymore, dude. Trust me. You want to look cool, right?”
“ I do not need to dress for warm weather , temperature does not affect me. ”
“ WANDA PLEASE COME HELP YOUR BOYFRIEND!”
“ He’s not my boyfriend Peter. ”
“ Suuuuuurrrrreeeeee……”
“ PETER!-Sokovian swearing-”

-Steve literally covering Bucky’s sleep capsule in sticky notes about what’s going on in the world
“ Tony face-planted on national television ”
“ Natasha beat up a cop for giving her a ticket ”
“ Peter has successfully learned to back-sass”
“ Clint’s son dressed up as you for Halloween this year”
“ Bruce fell asleep on the roof of the Quinjet . Natasha took pictures . ”
“ T'challa has set up a nice place for you so I might wake you up soon.”

“Falcon hacked your Facebook. He’s ruining your cool reputation. ”

Photosets of baby animals are so cute but also make me mildly irritated, because they’re always putting in photos of similar but smaller birds as the photo of the baby bird.

But the fact of the matter is that a lot of baby birds are really gross looking and great…

While very cute, this is not a baby falcon, this is an adult pygmy falcon! 

In case you’re interested, here’s what a baby pygmy falcon looks like!

And here are peregrine falcon babies!

As the eyases (peregrine falcon chicks) progress, the parents begin to introduce live prey to their young, which is torn apart alive and eaten by the eyases. This teaches the eyases that the prey being fed to them was once living, and that it did not begin as a lifeless source of nourishment.

Of course, I’ve researched this before, but I found a photo by Chad and Chris Saladin on their FaceBook page, C&C’s Ohio Peregrine Page, that correlates to this. In the photo you see two adult peregrine falcons with the female (as indicated by the size difference) about to present a live bluebird to her eyases.

Photo by Chad and Chris Saladin