I'm trying to build a new planet for my sci-fi/fantasy story that's mostly water, but I'm having a really hard time coming up with creatures. I'm shit with biology and I don't want to be lazy and be like "oh look, this far off planet has sharks too!" Any advice on how to create new species?
There is a simple little game you can play for this, and you don’t even have to be good at biology- though you do learn a little along the way. :)
1.First, pick a few of your favorite sea creatures. Shark, octopuses, angler-fish, and jellyfish are all pretty common, so I’ll use them for my example.
2. Think about what makes them special. This could be related to what they are most famous for, or what you specifically like about them- any particular trait, physical or otherwise, that you might find fascinating. Hint-hint, we are going to use these traits as sources for inspiration.
I like sharks because they have lots of rows of teeth. They have lots of teeth because they are carnivorous.
I like octopuses because they are very clever and they have cool tentacles.
I like angler-fish because they are bio-luminescent.
I like jellyfish because they are pretty, squishy, and they sting.
Now, obviously all of these animals have a lot more traits than just those, but by narrowing it down to just those few things each, we have made a nice little list of things that we can steal for our new animal.
3. Step three, create your own animal. My new animal can now be described thus:
“The sailors have a legend among them, of a rarely seen creature as lethal as it is awe-inspiring. At first look, it seems a beautiful gift, soft and drifting, seeming almost to glow faintly across its smooth violet body, but that is merely a deception against the danger that lies within. It is seen as a bad omen only to see it from the deck of a ship, and being in the water with the beast spells almost certain doom. Those who have felt the misfortune of losing a crew mate to the monster can tell the story in vivid detail: the way the creature slides softly against the ways, entrancing in its light, the silence with which is overtakes is prey, the unfurling of its long tentacles from the underside of its body, and before the unfortunate fellow can make a move, he is captured in its grasp, his muscles frozen by its sting, another helpless victim to the many rows of sharpened teeth hiding just below the surface.”
Wow! Just like that, I have written an entry for a brand new sea creature for my lore journal.
A few extra tips:
-You don’t even have to go into that much detail for every creature- only for the ones that have significance to the characters or story. Even one single trait can help spark a new little friend for your sea world. You want a fish that can camouflage? Or a creature that has claws? Okay, cool. Give it a name, and with one line it can add to your new world.
-A lot of inspiration can also come from understanding why some of the sea creatures of earth have the traits that they do. Why does it function that way? What purpose does it serve? Does the camouflage help it hide from predators, or to lay in wait for unsuspecting prey? Are the claws used to hunt, or merely to crack open shells? The difference can define the creature in its own way.
Big summarized point to this whole post:
Use real creatures as inspiration or a basis for your new creatures!
27/6 - 20 years of harry potter!! or belated. whoops. i thought this would be my way of joining in on the tag. harry potter has been and will always be one of my favorite book series, yes it has a special place in my heart.
also im a hufflepuff!! so here’s this theme showing off my pride ayyy
today’s productivity: this morning i drank tea and printed out printables and dreaded the number of days left till college begins, time flies too fast tbh
It’s almost here! This Friday, please join us in celebrating our 52nd straight Finnrey Friday! As Mod Andie said in this post, this sort of amazing dedication is all but unprecedented in a fandom, and it’s all because of our fellow Finnrey fans who created, reblogged, signal boosted and cheered us all on in every possible way. Finnrey Fridays are a success because our corner of fandom is outstanding.
We do have special themes for the week, voted on by you all, and they are “AU” and “Sexy.” But you know how we do: any content is welcome, regardless of theme.
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My brother. He's way too loud and touchy and his voice hurts my ears and he takes up too much space and his body heat makes me throw up and I already hate him for being an abusive jackhole but the sensory overload is double torture and it's my special hell just for me.
what will happen if someone that works on Voltron or DreamWorks finds this blog???
i hope they will approve of the hype and good vibes i’m bringing to the fandom. this whole thing kind of started accidentally and spiraled into something way bigger than i anticipated but i’ve been very careful with my responses and haven’t disclosed any spoilers or either confirmed or denied anything in regards to the future of the show, public or special events, consumer products, the voice cast, or the crew. i haven’t violated the NDA agreement i signed and i have way too much respect for the company to ever think about doing so. of course, if someone asks me to stop posting, i would.
I not-so-secretly think you're one of the most magical gals out there and often wish that we could have super awesome adventures in the forests. There is something about you that is ethereally (is that even a word lol) unique that myself and your followers notice and it's very very special!! Ps, I still want to draw elbaite I just want it to be perfect ;___; 💜💜💜
I think you’re one of the most amazing, magical ladies out there too! I feel the same way, and this made my day– TWO DAYS IN A ROW ((because I read it for the first time yesterday, but was unable to respond until today)) 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗 I’m so sorry for making you wait, but honestly, I’m all flustered over this, it’s the sweetest message of all time, I don’t even know how to address how kind you are and how happy you make me bb!! I totally understand wanting to make something for your friends be just right; even the thought of you drawing my gemsona is ridiculously exciting and I have starry eyes over here~ I’m not sure what you see in me, but I’m grateful. I feel like my mood perpetually is Love Like You from su?? Thank you so much for everything, you glorious nymph, I want to draw you a world you deserve ;-;
Happy pride month to those who won’t be able to attend any pride events, whether it’s because of not being out, not feeling confident enough, disability/illness, money issues, lack of time or whatever else! I’m almost certain I won’t be able to myself. It’s still our month, and I hope you can celebrate in whatever way works for you! Or if you don’t do anything special, that’s fine too and it doesn’t invalidate your identity.
Drabble Game Prompt 96. “Here, let me.” with badboy/jock!jeongguk
→ badboy football jk (warning: overstimulation, cumplay, fluff, and fuckingjeonjungkook) → 1.4k words prequel part 01 | 02
A/N: i have no idea where this came from, my hand sort of slipped, jfc what have i done
UPDATE: added the highly-requested prequel as a thank you for 1k+ notes :) make sure to check out Give and Take! It’s a similar AU to this one!
“There you go, yes, you can do it babe,” Jeongguk encourages, as you bite down on your lip.
He grins up at you as you move your hips slowly against his, finding the way you squeeze your eyes shut tightly the cutest thing ever.
“J-jeongguk I-I can’t–” you stutter, arms clutching at his bare shoulders as your movements stutter and begin to slow down. But you whimper instead at the loss of friction between your legs and begin to cry tears of frustration as you don’t know whether to continue grinding against him and chase after another orgasm or to stop completely.
He just laughs huskily from beneath you, and wipes a tear from your cheek and presses a quick peck to your chin as you make up your mind and your movements continue. His head dips down to press open-mouthed kisses against your collarbone, painting the skin there in blossoms of red and pink. “Shh,” he grates against your neck, a gentle hand coming up to stroke down your spine and settling on the curve of your hip to firmly help guide you up and down his cock. “you got this.”
He’s in awe as he watches you desperately move against him, your soft breasts and nipples brushing up against his hard chest and melting him on the spot. It’s been years since he’s met you and only a few months since the both of you finally started having sex, but he’s secretly delighted at how sensitive you are and how desperate you are to pleasure the both of you. He wants to spread you out and fuck you with his fingers and tongue and make you cum over and over until you’re screaming hoarsely or tie you down onto the bed and tease you for hours until you’re begging for him, but he smiles as he relishes in actually convincing you to top him for once.
Cause this time he’s being a little selfish and pushing the boundaries on how far he can take you because he’s currently coaxing your through your third orgasm and is harder than he’s ever been in his life as he watches you in tears because you’re desperate to reach the peak once again.
You muffle your cries in in his neck and thread your fingers in his hair as you feel the wave approaching again. “Jeongguk, ‘m gonna come,” you murmur breathlessly, making his dick clench at how fucking submissive you sound to him right now. He whispers sooth encouragements into your ear and moves his hips up to meet yours just right and grazes the spot inside of you that has you cringing and sighing into his neck as he grunts when you clamp down on him and bite gently into his shoulder to muffle your cries.
The orgasm is stronger than the last two he brought you to with his fingers and his mouth, respectively, as the feeling of his skin beneath your fingertips and the sheer rawness of his length brushing your walls makes you clamp down on his girth harder than you’ve ever come before. You cry out and clench your teeth and you’re going through your third intense wave of your orgasm when suddenly he flips the both of you over and pins your hips to his bed and begins to pound into you desperately.
His voice is strained and his hairline slick with sweat as he props himself up above you and glares determinedly into your face thats scrunched up in pleasure, moving his hips against you until he reaches his own peak. You feel his dick twitch once before he’s letting out a loud groan and a strangled cry of your name before his chest pulses for a moment and then he slumps down onto you.
The both of you are spent and you’re still crying from the overwhelming feeling of being coaxed through three orgasms, with the third being the most intense you’ve ever felt in your life, and your chest heaves from the effort it took. Jeongguk is no better, as he pulls out of you with a groan and kneels between your legs.
Taking advantage of your slumped and exhausted state, he pushes up a thigh and leans down a bit to see how his cum leaks out of your slit and grasps his cock that hasn’t softened yet with a groan. He gently holds the base of his sensitive member and collects the cum that’s already oozed out onto your thigh with his tip before pushing it back into you.
You let out a strangled cry, a hand coming up to your mouth so you can muffle your cries, and another desperately clutching onto the wrist holding onto your thigh. He pauses, glancing up at your expression and waiting for you to push him away, but a slight movement of your wrist draws your thigh higher up and his hips a bit closer to you. Grinning, he grasps his softening cock once again and drags his tip from your upper thigh back into your slit, massaging his own cum into your center.
When he’s completely limp and cringing himself from the overstimulation of pushing himself back into your pussy, he drops your thigh and climbs back up, whispering sweet things into your ear.
“Baby, you were so good,” he coos, smoothing back your hair and wiping leftover tears. “You deserved that, you were so hot. Here, let me,” he gets a warm towel from the restroom and wipes down your thighs and core before dressing you in his t-shirt (a sight which he’ll never admit he absolutely loves) and pulling on a pair of boxers before climbing into bed with you and pulling you into his chest.
“I loved it.”
You hiccup, breath short from the sensitivity but also from your tears. “You did?”
And he thinks its the damned cutest thing ever, how even if you were an innocent girl he’d never thought he’d date, you suddenly turned into a sex starved shyer version of yourself because of him, and then returned back to the sweet blushing one he’d fallen in love with even after hours of rough sex and the dirtiest things. It absolutely fucking thrills him and makes his dick so hard whenever he brings you to too many orgasms, when you reach the point where you dont know whether to stop or continue, or to cry or kiss him. He’s had his fair share of flings and sexcapades, but he knows that the only girl who’s ever made him so whipped, the only girl who’s gotten Jeon Jeongguk wrapped around her tiny little finger, is you.
You who he began to tease and flirt with as a joke, but ended up falling so damn hard for you after just a partner project where you ended up sympathizing with him and treating him like a real fucking human being, and not the football athlete that everyone worshipped and expected so much out of. You who always looked at him, past his body and face and extracurriculars, and into his soul and really truly understood who he was at the core. You who drunkenly kissed him one night underneath the stars and you who’s cheeks went furiously red when he kissed you again in front of the entire school. You who weren’t afraid of telling him when he was being too cocky or just a dick, and made sure to keep him in check, to the point that his teammates were commenting on what a kind softie he was becoming.
And finally, you who he found himself hopelessly irrevocably in love with.
And he looks down at you, with your bare face that’s not really anything special. Eyes, nose, and lips that are average, hair that’s common, and a body that others will say they’ve seen better. But its the way you look at him with your eyes that makes him love you. The way you press your nose against his neck when you cuddle with him and the way you shyly move your soft lips against him when you kiss him goodbye. It’s the way your hair feels like absolute silk underneath his fingers when he runs his hands through them when you’re asleep, and the way your entire body literally lights up and bends at his will and his only.
Those are the things, amongst many, that made the high and mighty bad boy Jeon Jeongguk fall in love with you.
So he cups your face and smiles as he pecks against your lips, peppering your face with them until you giggle and shriek against his attack. Laughing, he draws you close.
For anyone who ever falls in love with her or is lucky enough to get into a relationship with her. But hopefully she’s mine till the day I die. But take some of these things on board. - From someone who is in love with her and has been for 3 years. And always will be.
She loves FaceTime calls, especially video calls she’ll probably like seeing you because I definitely like seeing her. And hearing her voice. Her voice is special, and perfect to me because it’s hers. I could listen to her talking all day. Even if she’s complaining. She absolutely hates slow replies and being ignored, so reply to her as quickly as you can. And if you go out or you’re busy, make sure you tell her. Don’t allow her to overthink, and worry about you. It’s bad for her. Listen to her. Especially when she talks about something that makes her happy or inspires her. Listen. Even if she talks for hours , listen. Have deep conversations with her, about anything. She loves that. Talk to her for hours until 4am and you’re both tired , but happy so it doesn’t matter. Talk about weird things , like I do. Reincarnating into a tiger and a dolphin, so when we both die we can be happy together. Yes that’s weird but it’s us, and I love that. I’m sure she does too. Make her feel wanted, she absolutely hates feeling unwanted. I can assure you she’s wanted. More than anything by me. Send her cute messages and paragraphs , anything to make her smile, it’s difficult to make that girl smile. So it’s extremely precious to me when I see her smile. Be patient with her, it takes time to understand her. Wait. Wait a long time, as long as you need to wait until she’s comfortable to tell you something, for example if she’s in a bad mood. Don’t pressure her to tell you, don’t assume things. Yes I do that because I’m insecure and I overthink. But don’t make assumptions. Wait until she’s ready, but reassure her, so she knows you care. Please be patient and she’ll open up to you, if she trusts you. And it’s very hard to gain her trust. Appreciate her. Everything about her, how beautiful she is from head to toe. Her soul, her heart , her mind. I mean everything. This girl is special. Real fucking special. When she’s insecure and gets jealous of other girls , remind her she’s the best. To me she’s the best anyway. I wouldn’t want anybody but her. Admire every single thing about her. Emphasis on admire. She’s perfect. My perfect dolphin, I’d call her. That’d make her smile. All our little weird conversations mean a lot to me, and all our memories. I love her smile though, she hates it. But out of all the thousands of smiles I’ve seen hers is the best. I honestly can’t put into words how beautiful she looks when she smiles. The way her eyes glisten, sparkling omg. She hates her eyes too, because they’re “ boring brown” but to me they’re far from boring. They’re the type of eyes I could look into all day long and not for a second be bored. Even sitting in silence with her is perfect. The vibes off her are the besttttt. It’s unexplainable tbh.
Don’t use her, never do that, she’s been hurt way too many times before and doesn’t deserve any more pain. Her happiness means the world to me. And if she ever becomes yours, do your best to keep her happy. This girl is different from the rest, NO ONE is like her. I swear you’ll never come across someone as perfect, precious, beautiful, amazing, out of this world etc. (I could go on) like her. Sometimes I have to ask myself if I’m dreaming, because the amount of love she shoes and all she does for me is unbelievable. And if you can ever call her yours , you’ll be very blessed to have her. This girl has her guard up too, a huge wall you have to break down bit by bit, for a very long time. Until you know her. I don’t know her to the full extent but I know her better than anybody else. And I lover her more than anybody else has or ever will.
She loves being called babygirl, princess or wifey. Or in our special kinda way she’s my dolphin. Something like that will make her smile. Don’t call her “B” or “baby” or “ babe” she thinks it’s cringe, or “ year 7 relationships” she’d say. And don’t put like 100 heart emojis or weird emojis when you text her, just be normal. When she’s happy she’ll put a lot of emojis. Pay attention to them. They represent her mood. It’s pretty important to me.
She’s passionate about reading and she’s soooo fucking good at writing. Anything. Literally. She’s the most intelligent, smart , brainy ( whatever you wanna call it ) girl I’ve met. No exaggeration at all. She absolutely loves getting new stationary, fine liners , coloured felts, glue, sticky notes, sexy note pads. You name it. And if she loves you she’ll spend hours and hours creating things for you. She’ll write you books if she’s 100% in love with you ( I’m lucky asf to get that ) even make a canvas of photos together. She will do a HELL of a lot. So appreciate that. If she’s ever yours. I appreciate her and I’m so thankful for every single thing she does.
She loves bright colourful sunsets ( purples and pinks , blues ) she likes it when they start to go dark though right at the end of them. She would spend ages taking photos of the sky , until it’s “ right ”. Sunsets are another thing that make her happy. Her happiness is key, remember that. And I hope In the future, me and her can sit and watch sunsets together. But if she becomes yours, please sit and admire the sky with her. Do anything you can to make her happy. She deserves happiness. And more. She loves romantic movies, tbh they’re her favourite, and horror movies. Lying in bed and watching a movie she’ll like, will make her happy. Some days she will push you away, and she’ll get angry at you for little things, but you need to understand that, that’s her. But try and stay, reassure her. Tell her how much she means to you, she loves when I do that. She will just stay in bed some days , not move at all, cry and hate herself. Those are the difficult days, don’t leave on those days. Do whatever you can to make sure she’s okay. Remind her that everything will be okay , the bad thoughts will go away. They don’t last forever. Better things will come.
She gets jealous too, very easily , if she loves you. Focus on her and nobody else, don’t ever take her for granted. Ever. And she doesn’t like going out, in crowded places , so don’t pressure her to go out. Whenever she’s ready you’ll know. She’ll prefer being indoors as long as she’s in the presence of someone she loves. That’d make her day, she’d say to me. There are a thousand of other things I could say, but hopefully this gives a decent idea. If you’re ever lucky enough to call her yours , protect her, love her, appreciate her etc. Take all of this into consideration. There’s much more but this is what comes to mind right now. But hopefully nobody else will ever have her and she’ll be mine until forever ends. If one of us die. But I will always love her no matter what. Regardless of anything, literally anything. I promise that.
Can I get a round of applause for Louise Brealey? She managed to invest so much vibrancy and life into Molly Hooper that she draws all of my attention in any scene she’s a part of. That’s not an easy feat, especially with the talented people she shares scenes with. I don’t know, she just loves Molly so much, and it’s blatantly obvious every time she’s onscreen.
To the people who think pride month is for ~every identity~ like asexual, trans, nonbinary, honestly fuck you.
Fuck you for ruining gay pride. We can’t fucking have ANYTHING without yous reminding everyone “oh but don’t forget!!! my panromantic demisexual nonbinary ass needs validation too, not just the gays uwu”. PRIDE MONTH ISN’T FOR YOU.
You all hate the living shit out of exclusively same sex attracted people, the GAY people who fought for gay rights and made pride month possible. You’ll call them transphobes and tell them to die. You’re fucking clueless, arrogant idiots. PRIDE MONTH IS FOR GAY PEOPLE. No, not lesbians who like dick or males who call themselves “trans lesbians”, no, not for some straight person who thinks they’re special for not fucking, no, not for some “trans” kid glorifying a medical condition, IT’S FOR EXCLUSIVELY SAME SEX ATTRACTED PEOPLE. The people you demonise and hate the shit out of. You stole pride month from us and made it about your meaningless fucking identities which only serve to make you feel special.
I know none of you will listen. You’re too busy making your shitty meaningless pride flags and hating gay people. But I am so pissed at the amount of posts I’ve seen which are like “don’t forget!!!! uwu pride month is for EVERYONE who wants to be part of it!!!! even straight people who want to be special!!! uwu” written by some dumb pansexual kid with a pink undercut.
EDIT: I’m sorry for completely ignoring bi people in my original post. I do believe bi people have every right to celebrate their same sex attraction alongside gay people. Of course your social status will be affected in different ways depending on whether you are in a het or gay relationship, but your same sex attraction is still something you’re welcome to celebrate.
Friendly reminder that Dean does NOT even have to be bisexual to date Cas, because:
Castiel literally isn’t male. It is canon that the angels in general are agender/nonbinary. I mean, obviously he’s not female either, but:
Dean is perfectly aware of the fact that angels are actually genderless/sexless celestial beings (“You have been with a woman before? Or an angel, at least?”) and yet he’s slept with the angel Anna (note: the angel that was supposed to replace Cas).
Even if Dean’s straight… and even if we take into consideration that Castiel’s vessel is male (which doesn’t really matter) or that he may actually identify as a male at this point or whatever: you do NOT have to be bisexual to fall in love with a person of the same gender. You can be a straight guy and still fall in love with another guy (or anyone that’s not a woman), because:
Love. Isn’t. About. Fucking. Yes, Castiel’s vessel is male, but it’s not like we fall in love with other people’s genitals, right? I’m terribly sorry to break it to some of you, but not everything is about dick, so like… How about we stop making everything about sex (in every sense of the word)? I’ve seen people accusing Destiel shippers of sexualizing their relationship (yes, it’s true that there are people who just desperately want them to fuck while completely ignoring the emotional aspects of their relationship, but what can we do about it), but really – if saying “Destiel would never work because Dean is straight” (meaning: “because Dean wouldn’t want to have sex with Cas”) isn’t sexualization, than I don’t know what it is. They don’t have to bang, since their relationship is about so much more than sexual tension. You don’t have to have sex for your relationship to be valid, so seriously, this is such an ignorant thing to say, guys. It’s the fact that these two support, protect, need, love and care about each other unconditionally that makes their relationship so beautiful. The fact that they would never give up on each other. That they can communicate without saying a single word. That Cas makes Dean a better person and vice versa. That they would literally die for each other. That they care and are unable to kill one another even when they’re brainwashed or corrupted. That they would shake up Heaven and Hell for each other (and Earth, and Purgatory, and all those alternative universes, too). The way they gaze at each other. Their chemistry, loyalty, tenderness, trust, the slow burn and this damn “profound bond” – so unique, I’ve honestly never seen any canon couple share this kind of connection before. I could go on for centuries, but you get the point.
What I’m trying to say is that their relationship doesn’t have to be sexual. It’s romantic - and that’s what is special about it. It isn’t about two dudes looking hot while making out - which is actually what a lot of other show and movie makers think a queer romance mainly is, no shade. That’s why Destiel going canon would be an amazing revolution in terms of the portrayal of LBGTQA+ relationships. And I honestly don’t understand what’s so wrong with it or why anyone would be against it.
I’m sorry, that’s just the way I see it, please don’t start drama. The “Destiel can’t happen because Dean is straight” argument is just so invalid to me.