animals in decline

anonymous asked:

hey finch, if its okay asking - what was your very first map part or animation in general? i wanna see how you started out animating, but feel free to decline :3 have a nice day!

ooh this was my first ever map part, a gravity falls one lmao

And here is one of the oldest animations I can find

I still remember doing this and being proud of it smh. I did this and some other tiny animations in 2009 and then didn’t touch animation again until 2014

Full Confession:

I honestly don’t know how they did it. In SoS, I read on that Eda dies. I laughed and thought it was a bit morbid for a kids game, but didn’t think about it too hard as I went to play. In summer she’s out farming when you go visit her plot. Later, she stops caring for her garden. Then you stop seeing her out and about. Then her farm is totally neglected and you think, should I feed her animals? So there’s a whole decline … and it’s very upsetting. When they finally go to the cutscene of her funeral, I actually felt myself welling up with tears, I couldn’t believe it. I was in shock. I’ve never experienced that in a computer game before ….

Polish Nouns

Dear World,

Polish does not have seven genders. They have seven cases, yes; but there are not seven genders in Polish. There are three genders in Polish: masculine, feminine, and neuter. THEN, the Masculine can be divided into Masculine Personal, Masculine Animate, and Masculine Inanimate. These, however, are not separate genders. In a way they’re more like Noun classes but really it’s just that masculine animate nouns decline one way while inanimate nouns decline another, etc. I mean… it’s just like how in Latin you have like i-stems and what not. It’s just a different paradigm, NOT a different gender.

So, in summary:

Polish Genders
(3 - and maybe 5 if you want to separate the masculine classes)

  1. Masculine
    Divided then into Personal, Animate, and Inanimate
  2. Feminine
  3. Neuter

Polish Cases (7)

  1. Nominative
  2. Accusative
  3. Genitive
  4. Dative
  5. Instrumental
  6. Locative
  7. Vocative

This has been my rant

Alarming chart shows just how close animal species are to extinction

How was your week? Feel like it flew by? In that time, somewhere between 10 and 690 animal species went extinct.

That’s according to the journal Nature, which published a thorough look at the threats facing wildlife around the globe. It’s a bleak picture, and it’s compounded by the lack of specific information about many species — after all, 1.7 million species have been described, making it nearly impossible to assess threats to each and every one.

Why animal species are declining

brihndille  asked:

so I'm a trapeze artist, and I recently got an offer from a really big circus to sign a 6 month contract to go on tour with them. problem is, they use animals in their shows. I declined the offer and explained my ethical standpoint to them, and while I know it would have looked good on my resume, I feel proud of myself for sticking up for my values instead. just wanted to share :)

Wow mango–queen ! You have enough reasons to be proud of :) 

Moose mortality: scientists try to explain mystery of animals’ decline

“Moose are a symbol of Minnesota,” says Dr Ron Moen. But their future is bleak. It’s not due to hunting; the state stopped that three years ago. Something else is happening to them.

Since 2006, the state has lost more than half its moose population – from more than 8,000 to 3,450 – and in some places they’ve virtually disappeared. Moen is trying to find out why. He and colleagues at the University of Minnesota Duluth have been using remote mapping techniques as well as GPS collars that track the animals’ movements to understand how moose use their environment and to detect when a moose dies.

Climate change, says Moen, may be part of the problem. Minnesota has had unusually warm winters for the last few years and warmer temperatures can overheat the shaggy, cold-adapted animals. It is also thought that higher temperatures could help spread diseases and pests such as ticks and brain worms.

“The other thing that’s happened over the last 15 years is that calf survival has declined,” says Moen. Attempting to shed light on this, and the contribution played by predators, researchers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have been using GPS collars on newborns annually since 2013.