at the muscles i don't have

anonymous asked:

I'm pretty new here, and I don't actually know much about dinosaurs (just followed this blog because it seemed really cool and interesting) so could you explain what shrink-wrapped means?

Of course! See, modern animals have a lot of muscles, fat, fluff, etc, and end up looking very little like their actual skeleton. For example, look at how much fluff owls have:

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However, lots of palaeoartists completely ignore this! They basically stretch skin over the bones and call it a day. One especially bad example that was featured on @palaeofail is this poor pterosaur:

It barely has room for its digestive system. It’s definitely missing the air sac system that allows it to breathe. It’s got virtually no muscles on the arms - how does it fly?? - on the head (no wonder its mouth is open. It has no jaw muscles to close it!), on the torso (it needs to flap), or on the legs (walking) It doesn’t have any fat at all, so it’s definitely starving (maybe because it can’t fly or close its moth?). The skin is much too thin; you can see all of the bones and its wing membranes should be much, much thicker. And it’s missing the hair-like pycnofibres that should be covering its body!

Many palaeoartists have started to strike back at this by drawing modern animals like we might draw them if we found their bones:

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[House cat]

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thenorthernphoenix  asked:

How do you feel about a lot of the criticism and general unhappiness directed at SU lately?

I’ve been living my life so I’m not up on the latest discourse. I’ll take a stab at the usual gripes:

  • Production inconsistencies (heights, etc.): Noticeable but not really bothersome to me.
  • Lull in the story: Downtime always precedes lead up to a conflict and/or lore dump. Exciting things will happen eventually.
  • Character/Ship hate: Don’t care

In any case, I’m still gonna be over here in my little corner drawing comics and hunky quartzes and anyone who’s about that life is welcome to join me.

reblog if you’re sapphic and like muscular people

i have a gay fren who’s sorta self-conscious about being muscular, and since so many of you seem to agree with me about muscles being Good, i thought this might prove to them that they’re gonna be able to find plenty of girls that find their muscles attractive as fuck.

Hamilton characters and things my friend's and I have said
  • Alexander: *writing a paper at 1 am, four cups of coffee down, and eye twitching slightly* I am the dictionary definition of health.
  • John: Guys, honestly. I'm straight and I wish you all would sto- ! *cute guy walks by* fuck.
  • Aaron: I want you dead. But I don't want you to die, ya feel me?
  • Lafayette: *while wearing an American flag muscle tank* America blows.
  • Hercules: I'm the youngest out of all you assholes, yet I still end up babysitting!
  • Eliza: *plays with a bunch of kittens* I'm a badass
  • Angelica: If I were you, I would get away from me before I start screaming about how much of a misogynistic fuck you are.
  • Peggy: My mom forgot to invite me to my own birthday party. I was two hours late because I literally had NO IDEA ABOUT IT
  • Thomas: juST BECAUSE IM FROM THE SOUTH DOESNT MEAN THAT IM SLEEPING WITH MY COUSIN
  • Madison: *drops purse and stares at it* this makes me wanna off myself.
  • Washington: thE NEXT PERSON TO SCREAM LYRICS FROM MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE IN MY GODDAMN CAR I WILL DROP KICK YOU OUT OF IT!
got7 in a nutshell
  • mark: maybe if i'm quiet enough, they won't try any sort of human interaction *covers himself with a blanket*
  • jinyoung: y'all better baCK tf up b4 you get smACKED tf up
  • yugyeom: i'm tall, i can grind, what more can you ask for?
  • bambam: let's get down to business to deFEAT the HYUNGS
  • jaebum: i'd like to consider myself a friendly, fair leader, but in fact, i'm quite the opposite *laughs*
  • youngjae: u wanna fite? just kidding. i don't fight. i'm the sunshine goddamit
  • jackson: i have muscles that can bEAT YOU UP. but i use them for good like lifting things for the elderly because that's the kind of person i am

Ahaha Someone asked me for some tips on how I draw simple muscles. Unfortunately, my inbox glitched on me again and that message was no where to be seen. I apologize to that person who sent me it and, hopefully, I can make it up to you with this.

This is a short and simple tutorial.

I just use basic shapes that goes well together. Mainly, these two shapes, oblong and square, when I draw big characters.

The arm muscles are basically like big curves to me.

Apply this with a line of action and this is what you get.

Your muscles don’t necessarily have to be big. They could be slim, long, round and etc.  This could also work really well if you have the basic anatomy down, but don’t stress about it. Just simplify them as much as you can without stressing over perfect details.

BATFAMILY AS THINGS I'VE HEARD AT MY SCHOOL
  • Dick: I want my allowance in college credits this month
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  • Jason: I will literally do all your homework if you give me that cookie
  • Tim: Liar, you don't even do your own fucking homework
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  • Steph: *seconds after receiving a math test* what the hell
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  • Duke: I actually bought two hamsters. I named them both after the Muppets. They ate each other.
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  • Tim: I don't have enough upper body leg
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  • Damian: I drew a dead guy. Someone put it on the fridge this morning.
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  • Dick: Literally all I've a learned since last summer is that poptarts taste the best when they're warm.
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  • Cass: Here is your gym credit *flexes muscles*
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  • Jason: *writing in red pen* Viva La Revolution
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  • Tim: I had a tan, but it's gone now. My tan vanishe- guYs, ohmygod, it tan-ished. Guys. Guys. It tan-ished.
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  • Damian: I really hope I run into our Spanish teacher in a Walgreen's parking lot one day. She can catch these hands.
  • Cass: She's old.
  • Damian: So is Satan. It's not a coincidence.
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  • Steph: How many things do you think I can staple to that guy's jacket before he notices
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  • Dick: I think we should start a band, I used to play guitar hero a lot so I know what I'm doing
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  • Duke: This little kid just asked me why I'm shaped like this, and honestly I agree

ananbeth  asked:

Post Tartarus Percy and Annabeth whose bodies seem to still take longer to heal than they used to. Who have aches and pains which don't go away like they used to. So they take up yoga to try and help their aching muscles. This leads to morning meditation and Percy wearing pink leggings that one time and trying to do those ridiculous couple poses on the beach which results in collapsing in a tangled pile of limbs more often than not. Yoga percabeth fight me.

the pink leggings make him feel pretty I love it 

Post Tartarus Percy and Annabeth who take absolutely every opportunity to just lay in the sun. After being stuck in the darkness of Tartarus, they never want to go so long without enjoying daylight again. Whether it’s sitting out in the strawberry fields at Camp with Grover, looking for shells and taking a nap on the beach in Montauk, or reading to each other in Central Park, they have a new appreciation for feeling a fresh breeze and the sun against their skin. And when they’re alone after these long days, they run their hands over each other’s tan lines, placing kisses to faded scars and joking about trips to nude beaches to even out their tans. 

it always confuses me when superman gets drawn burlier than batman. i mean we dance around it but superman is basically super strong due to space magic. he could be a weedy lil string bean and he’d still be able to lift a bus. i’m not saying the muscles don’t help, or that he doesn’t probably have magic space muscles. i’m just saying, all of batman’s strength is muscle-dependant. he has no space magics. in my head he is the more burly of the two just out of necessity. i know he’s kind of got the gymnast thing going on but like. i imagine bruce wayne as more barrel-y and clark kent as more dorito-y. i don’t know why i’m telling you this except that i’m dealing with the realization that this is not the standard assumption.

Can we talk about how Hugo is the only one who gave a reasonable turn-on on his Dadbook?

Like Craig’s “a sub six-minute mile”, Mat’s “multi-instrumentalism”, Brian’s “a keen understanding of steak-cuts”, Robert’s “don’t talk to me”, Damien’s “pronouncing “bosom” correctly”, Joseph’s “my loving wife”

aND THEN WE HAVE HUGO WHO LITERALLY JUST.

IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANYTHING. “Getting paid better” “Knowledge over art and history” “Long novels” “Getting my PhD be worth something”

ANYTHING

BUT HE JUST. 

“MUSCLES”

also Vin’s frickin ripped too so jot that down

anonymous asked:

You said you liked muscles, right? I know you usually get asked with bellies, but do you have any buff muscle head canons? If you do, let's go with Rin from Free, Ben Tennyson, and the twins from Ouran. (If you feel like you can't give a LONG explanation, then can it be a short list of what you'd want to see?)

Okay I can give these a shot though this is really out my wheelhouse and I’m not 100% sure you’re wanting. This could take some different routes with some of them especially because of differences in their states (Rin already has noticeable but Ben and the Twins don’t as much).

Originally posted by starfish-mako

(As a weightlifter who at least TRIES to have good form unless there is a swimmers technique that I’m not aware of this is the single most frustrating and annoying gif in all of Free. He’s pumping his legs and is cheating to get more reps but no actual tension on the pull up so he’s not actually working toward failure. If he needed to go for more reps they have assistance bands for that to help him.)

(At least this one seems to be with better form. Admittedly we don’t see his legs, but he’s properly holding for a split second at the top of the contraction. If he holds it there it can help build strength and muscle size)

(but oh my look at the separation of the head of the bicep. Beautiful)

Okay I’m not 100% sure where to start out with a muscle canon on Rin since there’s a long history. I’m sure part of it has to do with his desire to be like his dad and Gou is a factor as well. It’s hard to say if his working out came first, if she was influenced by her dad, or if Gou’s muscle kink has helped to push Rin on his muscle. One way or another, Rin’s love of muscle and trying to push himself has long been ingrained in him. The one difference with Rin is because he’s a swimmer is while he can get bigger and stronger, he has to be proportioned a particular way. He may get slightly bigger but he’ll always stay proportioned right. 

While the gif may prove me wrong, I think that Rin would be a lot like Rei and want to make sure he’s doing things correctly and making sure he’s doing things with the proper form and with a focus on improving mobility. Especially once he knows and they try to fix Sousuke’s shoulder (which is a thing I understand well let me tell you that) they will both want to increase range of motion and reduce injury as well. He’s going to do it right and be smart about it

But I think Rin’s love of muscle would manifest early, probably at least in the end of junior high. He’d love seeing himself go faster, stronger, and seeing his muscles grow. I could see Gou helping (or forcing) Rin to measure his muscles to see if he’s gaining muscle and which things he need to work on. This also leads into why he’s more well proportioned. I think he’s more overall better shape when Makoto has a better back and according to @dumdumdrawstumtums​ a Hank Hill butt, but Rin is more well rounded. It is possible because he started to work out earlier than Sousuke and Makoto that Rin isn’t as tall as them (it can be possible that working out with too much weight too early can stunt growth which could explain me compared to others but I have never seen real studies on this, just older books I’ve read so could totally be a myth) but he’s going to have much higher flexibility (as evidenced by his tumblr rep as a stripper)

I do think that Rin likes to subtly show off his muscle by wearing tight clothes or revealing clothing. I also think with him liking muscle and probably always working towards putting on muscle and increasing strength as long as it doesn’t slow down his swimming since that’s his ultimate goal for now. I can definitely see Rin loving growing out of clothes when his arms are too tight for the sleeves or his shirt starts to ride up his back if he flexes too much or his chest when he moves makes his shirt bunch up or it starts to pinch around armpit. Once he loosens up I could see Rin putting on a display for Sousuke or Momo and Nitori (and they would all react differently if heaven forbid he actually tore a shirt). He might be convinced to flex in front of the team, and I halfway believe that they could teach the team more about anatomy by just having Rin pose in a swimsuit. 

I think that there is definitely a possibility in the future especially after he’s done with swimming that Rin could turn professional model and could be someone that will end up on magazine covers or even do like physique competitions. I also think as he got older, he might try to develop his upper body a bit more so he will have a much more defined V shape (though he’s definitely not bad now) Do I still think Rin is an eater? ABSOLUTELY. My favorite is he’s a hard gainer so is having to constantly eat. He may try the technique of intermittent fasting where he only eats within a certain window or even just one big meal, but I like to think that he’s the type that would love to both have a great eating capacity but have the great bod to match. 

One last thing though, is I think that if Rin knows you’re into him and muscle, he’s REALLY going to torture you and he’ll love it. He’d be the type that would throw an arm around Momo and make sure to subtly flex his bicep or squat so you see his butt or flex his back or SOMETHING to tease you about it. Even do something like flex his obliques or let his tank top strap fall off his shoulder to show off his shoulder or his pec or heck I even see him lifting up his shirt to flex his abs and even do the wave with them (I actually think he has a lot of muscle control there so he could even pretend to bloat out if he wanted or do the vacuum). He’s a doof that will exploit you if he knows your weakness is him. 

Now Ben Tennyson is another interesting one because we KNOW for a fact that he grows into this:

Though I personally really hope he reconsiders on that facial hair.

But at some point he really does start to workout. Again I like to think he’s hard gainer and has to eat a ton to be able to put on mass but that’s a different canon (that I’ve already written lol). For Ben, I think that that basically comes out of the decision that he needs to get stronger and he’s constantly fighting. So he would have a much more different kind of ton and strength because it would be fighting based muscles but I do think between high school and college that Ben would really start to hit the gym both with weights and probably like agility training. Mostly likely with Kevin (RIP attractive buff Kevin) being his trainer/spotter. I could see them both spending time at the gym together and Kevin really helping Ben to push his limits and watch his form so he would improve quickly.

I think that with that kind of training and his eating habits, that Ben would bulk up very quickly with beginner gains and probably keep it up the whole time. Also like Rin I think he’d be one that would LOVE to show off his muscle once he starts. First his leather jacket would start to get tight, then his tshirts and I think Ben would LOVE to have his sleeves rip or bulge out. I could see him being the type that would wear a tight V neck tshirt and then love to bounce his pecs if someone was interested. Or really if Ben was just being really bad at flirting. Same with raising his shirt to show his abs or just finding an excuse to take off his shirt. Once he gets big enough, he would just peel it off for no real reason other than “comfort” and freedom of movement.

Ben would be the type that would try to strike poses when he was trying to show off and may even do it during battle if he thought someone was looking. I also imagine that he’d love to go swimming a lot more and like relax from a battle in a sauna or jacuzzi. Rook would have a lot of mixed feelings about this because it was a gratuitous display but he’s also probably really like being able to watch himself.

Honestly as long as he kept his mobility up, I really do think that Ben would be more likely to to get into legit bodybuilding probably thanks to Kevin’s influence. Maybe not enough to do anything competitive but he’d really like to have the power trip and know he’s looking good. I also think he did it on the added idea that the stronger his human body is, the stronger that the rest of his forms are so it is actually better for him to bulk up. But then I also had the strange thought of Ben doing a swimsuit calendar for the entire galaxy that will sell like hotcakes.

Originally posted by nicorobin

The Hitachiin twins would be an interesting bunch. If muscle captured their attention long enough they could be really interesting. Only problem is I could see them being fickle. HOWEVER that could be applied to them doing different types of work outs or sports so they are always showing off on what they are doing. 

I have the feeling that if either Haruhi showed interest in muscle (which I have no problem with there) or a subset of the clientele had a muscle fetish, I think the pair would pounce on it. and by that I mean literally do it as part of the club. The twins would probably set up a gym in the corner of the club and workout for everyone, most likely shirtless just to show off to everyone. 

You know that the pair would tease everyone too by doing something like “Hikaru, don’t you think my bicep is bigger?” “No Kaoru, don’t think my tricep is better defined?” “Well my delts are bigger!” “Oh yeah? My calves are AMAZING!” “What do you think Haruhi?” “Yeah what do you think?” *poses in front of all the girls and Haruhi to try to get attention.* This doesn’t include when they start to come on to each other either

Originally posted by loveandjustice

Then they would always play the switching game so they would probably stay roughly the same size, though Haruhi would always be able to tell the difference and even point out some subtle muscle differences. I think once they got big enough it’s very likely that they would end up being a feature of the club and have some sort of muscle posing contest potentially only in colored posing trunks. 

They would definitely flirt more with their bodies and they would put flexing as part of their hosting time. I could see if they got strong enough that they would lift or bench press some of the girls or pull them up by lifting their arms. I also think they would give lots of piggy back rides and flatter the girls saying how they weren’t heavy at all but everyone would love it because they would get to touch their broad muscular backs. Generally I think they would have some fun showing off their strength and fitting into form fitting clothes. I don’t think they would get SUPER buff, again more fitness model size but everything would be tailored to fit them really well. So everything would show off their figure and be a general tease. They most likely are going to have to have the type of pants that have some sort of elastic in them so that they can sit without having to tear the seat of their pants.

I also think that they would end up taking votes on which muscle group they should work on that day when they worked out in front of everyone. I think they would love to tease Tamaki with their muscle and he probably end up getting a personal trainer of his own too. But even then, they would flex right in front of Tamaki. I could see them sitting really close to him (like they were that in that RottenHeart pic with their bellies) and let their big shoulders muscles just be right there. And then probably pec bounce right in front of him just to get him flustered. 

anonymous asked:

I to am obsessed with the idea of werewolf Inquisitor. So werewolf inky takes one of the companions with them on a full moon to keep them company and out of trouble. How would the companions keep a non-violent but very hyper werewolf entertained. (You don't have to do all the companions I know that could be exhausting but I'd like to at least see Sera, Cassandra, Iron bull and Dorian.)

Iron Bull: Wrestling. The Herald agrees not to bite him or otherwise get their mouth anywhere near his skin, and they spar. It’s a fantastic work out for both of them. Come morning, he grins toothily at them. “Oh, man, if you weren’t trying to keep it a secret, I’d have all my men come and spar with you, too. Hell of a workout for all muscles. Would you mind sometime just transforming and doing this again for shits and giggles?”

Sera: She shoots arrows and tells them to go get it. As soon as they retrieve the first one, though, she shakes her head as they try to give it to her. “Nuh-uh,” she refuses, “I’m using old arrows for this; put it down. I don’t need your slobber getting on me; I don’t want to be wolfy like you.” Rinse and repeat.

Blackwall: Fetch! He considers asking Cullen for a trebuchet for extra effect and effort.

Cassandra: Exercise/training regimen time. Cassandra waited until now to work out, and they do it with her.

Dorian: He first tries to project a laser point at the ground to see if they’ll chase it, and they don’t, much to his disappointment. Then he settles for summoning constructs for them to destroy until they get tired.

BONUS: Josephine: It’s an excellent way to get rid of papers she no longer needs. Their claws are built-in paper shredders. “Now that you’re done with that stack,” she says calmly as she drops another stack on the ground, “please help me get rid of these.”