I’m genderfluid bc I only fulfilled half the requirements to Be A Man™. I am swift as a coursing river with the force of a great typhoon. BUT!!!! I DO NOT have the strength of a raging fire and because I overshare, I AM NOT mysterious as the dark side of the Moon.
date a trans girl who is swift as the coursing river,
with all the force of a great typhoon,
with all the strength of a raging fire.
date a trans girl who is as mysterious as the dark side of the moon.
Why am I doing a very long ago described bird randomly and out of order? Because art was donated of it of course! Eocypselus is an interesting little bird that looks a lot like what you’d expect the common ancestor of Swifts and Hummingbirds to look like. A small bird, less than 13 centimeters in length, it also probably had black feathers. It was found in the Fur Formation in Denmark and the Green River Formation in Wyoming, and though right now it has two species ascribed to it, it’s entirely possible that more will be in the future (because bird paleontology does a lot more with species than nonavian dinosaur paleo). It lived in the Ypresian age of the Early Eocene, with Y. vincenti living between 55 and 53 million years ago, and E. rowei living between 53 and 48 million years ago. Though it shares many features with swifts and hummingbirds, it is not thought to be in Apodiformes (the group containing the two) proper; instead, it shows that that group evolved their small size first, and then went on to evolve the specialized flight capabilities (speed and hovering) later. It probably was black in coloration, at least E. rowei was, and its feathers made up half the size of its wingspan. It also would have fit in the palm of your hand, and probably was an insectivore.
Harrison, C. J. O. 1984. A revision of the fossil swifts (Vertebrata, Aves, Suborder Apodi) with descriptions of three new genera and two new species. Mededelingen van de Werkgroep voor Tertiaire en Kwartaire Geologie 4(21): 157-177.
Ksepka, D. T., J. A. Clarke, S. J. Nesbitt, F. B. Kulp, L. Grande. 2013. Fossil evidence of wing shape in a stem relative of swifts and hummingbirds (Aves, Pan-Apodiformes). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20130580.
Mayr, G. 2005. A new Cypselomorph bird from the Middle Eocene of Germany and the Early Diversification of Avian Aerial Insectivores. The Condor 107:342-352.
A warm summer breeze ran through the grass, all the way up to Erik’s hair as he walked out into the wide field. It had taken him a long time to find this place, and it was about two hours’ drive away from the house. But hopefully the distance would be worth it. Today was the day Erik was going to start training his son.
The metal crate that been hovering behind Erik dropped onto the ground with a heavy thud. “Stretch,” he ordered Peter. “I want you to be ready for this.”
Having a penis doesn’t make you a man.
Having a vagina doesn’t make you a woman.
To be a man, you must be as swift as the coursing river, with all the force of a great typhoon, with all the strength of a raging fire, mysterious as the dark side of the moon