antler beast

Sorry not sorry x’D
Since I listened to Disney’s Hannibal from The HollyHobs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qkrNEUzkow) I couldn’t get Will and Hannibal as beauty and beast out of my head.

Anyway, this is the second Hannibal picture for today. Now I’m back to my one picture per rewatched episode schedule…

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Headcanon: This is what Gaston’s rustic cabin looks like, where he and Lefou live after he’s been revived and nursed back to health.

An excerpt from the zoological text The Hunter’s Encyclopedia of Animals (First Edition).


CHAPTER V: An overview of the white kirin

The kirin (Psevdaisthisi chaetes) is an electrogenic ungulate, and one of two species in the genus Psevdaisthisi. The commonly used term white kirin collectively refers to the three recognized subspecies. Despite numerous references to it being an equid, the kirin is not a true horse, but rather a phylogenetic relative belonging to the suborder Hippomorpha. While horses and their immediate relatives adapted to grasslands, the kirin diverged away from the equid lineage, instead retaining its ancestral traits for woodland dwelling. A combination of folivorous dentition and leg morphology allowed the kirin to flourish in forest ecosystems. To date, the kirin’s range includes the jungles, temperate forests, and taiga of Goldorolis. Wide distribution across several biogeographic realms has resulted in many genetically diverse subpopulations. Proximity to the equator, ecotone habitation, and climatic conditions influence exaggeration of phenotypes, and greatly restrict polymorphism. An adult kirin can measure from 494 to 676 centimeters in length and weigh between 317 to 476 kilograms (roughly 700 to 1050 pounds), depending on the subpopulation. Both sexes can live between 30 to 34 years of age.

Because the jaw morphology is suited for non-graminoid mastication, kirins primarily eat soft plant matter. Subtropical and temperate kirins consume 60% fruit and 25% leaves. The remaining 15% includes a combination of seeds, shoots, flowers, and nuts. Kirins found 40° N of the equator depend almost exclusively on the foliage of deciduous trees, perennial herbaceous plants, and berries endemic to middle boreal forests. Kirins live in small nuclear families year-round that consist of the parents and biological offspring. Largescale aggregation only occurs in the early spring, when kirin natal herds and bachelor herds convene in one location to reform their seasonal breeding herd. Reformation of the breeding herd begins in the spring, and coincides with the onset of the female’s estrous cycle. Herd dissimilation back into separate family units occurs at the beginning of autumn, when anestrus begins.

Remarkably among mammals, the kirin is bioelectrogenic, capable of discharging up to 600 V from the apex of its horn. The only other mammal to share this feature with P. chaetes is the rajang (Rakshasa pugilis). The eastern jinouga (Hoplycan orientalis)—once thought to be another electrogenic mammal—was found to rely on a symbiotic relationship with fulgurbugs (Lampyris tonans). The kirin’s silverhorn serves a secondary function as a defense mechanism for goring predators. Because of the horn’s value in traditional medicine and as part of religious ceremonies, there was a sharp population decline 125 years ago. Management efforts through the CDIHG in the last twenty years have restored the species’ numbers to an estimated 300,000 individuals globally. Although classified as near threatened, hunting is still legal during the fall and winter. Hunting bans are placed on kirins during the reformation of the breeding herd, in order to limit human casualties and avoid disruptions to their reproduction.

Unlike other so-called “elder dragons,” the kirin isn’t widely associated with malignant characteristics. It’s often regarded as a symbol of luck, wit, and merciful judgment, and has strong ties to alchemy. Body parts are used in a range of products, from braided kinhair jewelry, to alicorn-fashioned hunting equipment, to even home decor.

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He was exceptional. He was the town hero, the best hunter there was; he was even good at decoration-antlers made a room in his opinion- and there was no doubt in anyone’s mind he was the largest and most handsome of men.
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Gaston on Gaston; from BatB novelization

(pssst he’s a keeper! I mean, the guy has some taste here lmao)

At Your Service ~Nine/Finale~

Part One ~ Part Two ~ Part Three ~ Part Four ~ Part Five ~ Part Six ~ Part Seven ~ Part Eight

You barely recalled falling asleep but you awoke nestled against Thranduil on his bedroll. Your shift hung loosely around you and a thin woolen blanket laid across the both of you. The king was still bare chested beneath and held you to him with an arm around your waist. You admired the serenity of his features as he dozed and slipped out of his grip with reluctance.

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Oath Aesthetics

Oath of Devotion: Sunlight on drawn steel, red roses in bloom, shields raised against arrows, grand and humble temples lovingly cared for, the song of grand choirs roaring their love, a single candle light in the dark, a pair of gauntlets grasping a sword in one hand and an olive branch in the other.

Oath of the Ancients: Rays of sunlight piercing a canopy of trees, an old temple overtaken by vines and nesting beasts, antlered helmets that still have velvet growing on them, the ambient music of the wild with that of a human singing in harmony, a group consisting of all peoples leaning on each other in comfort as wild figure tends a fire.

Oath of Vengeance:  Sunlight scorching deserts bare, fire overtaking rotten foundations, blood repurposed as war paint, war drums and the banners of the crusade risen high, an armored figure draped in fire and light obliterating a shadow with axe and spear.

I’m wearing a Wirt ft. the Beast costume this year for Halloween–just got this head mounted on the backpack I’m going to build the rest of the puppet on! I’m really excited to have something that glows because I am a simple human and I like pretty lights.

What are you guys doing for Halloween?