Well, I was in such a state of shock, I completely blacked out. I can't remember a thing. It wasn't until later, when I was washing the blood off my hands, I even knew they were dead.
Science Fact Friday: Tetrodotoxin, ft. a small gif because I’m avoiding my real obligations.
Why does tetrodotoxin not affect its host? More studies need to be done but at least a few species possess mutated sodium ion channels. The tetrodotoxin can’t interact efficiently with the altered channels.
Another interesting tidbit: Animals with tetrodotoxin can lose their toxicity in captivity. It is suspected that the animals accumulate the toxic bacteria as a side-effect of their diet. After several years of captivity on a tetrodotoxin-bacteria-free diet, the bacterial colonies living in the animals die, residual toxin is cleared from the system, and the animal is safe to handle.
BACK WITH ANOTHER ONE-SHOT!!! I told you guys I’d have some canonverse klangst, so here it is! Longer than my usual one-shots, and while I don’t want to give a vague summary… there’s a bomb involved. So. Yeah, that’s a thing.
I saw this comic on my dash and I loved it so much that I was immediately inclined to write for it? Anyway, here it is! I hope you enjoy!
The plan had been going flawlessly.
Key word being had.
Shiro and Lance were both searching
opposite sides of the base for their captured teammate, and Pidge and
Hunk were too occupied giving Shiro directions through the maze-like
corridors that they neglected to warn Lance of the approaching Galra
A cat blocked his path in the hall,
staring at him with large, yellow eyes. It didn’t move to attack, but
it also didn’t run away.
“Um… guys?” Lance tried over the
coms, lowering his gun just a bit. He wasn’t about to shoot a cat,
but he still wanted to be on guard.
He didn’t hear the Galra behind him
until her hand was on his shoulder.