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This is the Extinct Species Graveyard at the Bronx Zoo in New York. The only “gravestone” not included in this post is that of the Labrador Duck.

I was very pleased to find this little display at the zoo even though some of the dates are inaccurate.

anonymous asked:

do you have any victuuri model au?

Hi! I found a few here that I think you’ll enjoy!


Fashion/Model AU


Kings in Couture by slightlied, Teen, 15k (WIP)
A devil wears prada au in which victor is the editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine, yuuri’s his new secretary, and instead of talking about his feelings, victor just sends him on a bunch of errands. I LOVE THIS FIC!!!!!!

Icicles Melt in Summer by Shadow_sensei, Teen, 7.6k (WIP)
But more to the point, Victor Nikiforov, model for the Agape shoe and accessory line and face of Stammi Vicino Menswear, is sitting in one of his chairs.

Comfort Food by youaremarvelous, Mature, 20k (WIP)
Viktor is a wildly popular male model who is in crisis over aging out of the industry. He runs into Yuuri, an international university student struggling to make friends in the big city, and decides to make him his pet project. Unfortunately, matchmaking isn’t as easy as he thought it would be—especially when he starts developing complicated feelings for his client. So cute!!

urgent need of gravity by RennieOnIceCream (Hitsugi_Zirkus), Teen, 45k (WIP)
AU in which Yuuri is a make-up artist working in a small salon when he’s suddenly invited to work for big time fashion brand Stammi Vicino right alongside its top male model, Viktor Nikiforov, and love isn’t all glitter and perfectly-winged eyeliner. Thumbs up!

Rule of Thirds by genuivity, Gen, 2.3k
Victor sent the camera a smirk, taunting, seductive, come and get me, and it hit Yuuri like a punch in the face. He clicked the camera a few more times than necessary, partly to hide his own blush but mostly because he was so caught off guard. THIS IS SO CUTE

Koi no Yokan by moimiles, Teen, 35k (WIP)
Yuuri is a somewhat known designer who dropped everything after a disastrous show. Almost a year later, he starts casting models for his new collection and world famous model Victor Nikiforov shows up, wanting to be a part of the show regardless of how much he gets paid. LOVE!

Beauty in Everything by wecarryoninmindpalaces, Gen, 5.8k (WIP)
Fashion photographer Yuuri Katsuki wakes up to find five fantastical stories from living sex symbol Victor Nikiforov confessing his love. Cute 5+1 fic!

“Eros”, inspired by Yuri Katsuki by prettypetitpanda, Mature, 1.2k (WIP)
Victor Nikiforov, world renowned model and designer, meets a drunk Yuri Katsuki at a party and is inspired by his charms (and his ass). Yuri has no memory of this and is very confused why his idol suddenly showed up at his front door. Highly recommend!

Lessons in Love by rinsled05, Teen, 14k (WIP)
Viktor is a fashion designer who owns a luxury lingerie store and is in a creative rut. Yuuri is a graduate with a business degree and desperately eager to prove himself. Yuri can’t understand how the hell the two fell for each other. (Phichit totally gets it, though.) SO GOOD OMG

Just Remember by YuujinA, Teen, 3.7k
Yuri is a freelance photographer hired for a private photo taking session with the Russian model he’s been crushing on for ages. Great one shot!

The Return of the Little Piggy by SASS_QUEEN, Mature, 4.4k (WIP)
Once there was a boy named Katsuki Yuuri, who was shy, loved to make clothes, had adorable smiles and was fatter than the usual average human being. Now years later, there is now a man only known as Y.K. Fashion tyrant, multimillionaire, professional cold-stare giver. REALLY good so far!

Horror/SciFi AUs

Send me a letter for an AU starter based on a horror or science fiction prompt.

A - Hunting for cryptids/paranormal investigator AU
B - Paranormal activity in our home AU
C - Lost in space AU
D - Necromancy AU
E - Mad scientist AU
F - Clairvoyant predicting disaster AU
G - Werewolf AU
H - Torture chamber AU
I - Alien invasion AU
J - Demonic possession AU
K - Post-apocalyptic wasteland AU
L - Lost in the woods with predators AU
M - Deadly merperson AU
N - Vampire AU
O - Serial killer and accomplice AU
P - Time travel AU
Q - Entering a parallel universe AU
R - Undead walking the earth AU
S - Stalker and victim AU
T - Coming into contact with a curse AU
U - Extreme natural disaster AU
V - Making deals with demons AU
W - Learning how to use dark magic AU
X - Vengeful ghost AU
Y - Spirit medium and desperate ghost AU
Z - Kidnapped and held hostage AU

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Epigaulus / Horned Gopher
Eohippus
Leptictidium
Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger
Pakicetus
Moeritherium
Great Auk
Dodo
Castoroides / Giant Beaver
Thylacosmilus
Thylacoleo / Marsupial Lion
Dire Wolf
Homotherium / Scimitar Cat
Cave Lion
Amphicyon
Kubanochoerus
Synthetoceras
Smilodon / Sabre-Toothed Cat
Nothritheriops / Shasta Ground Sloth
Australopithecus
Glyptodon
Quagga
Toxodon
Dinopithecus
Cave Bear
Doedicurus
Gastornis
Hyaenadon
Short-Faced Bear
Arsinoitherium
Uintatherium
Coeladonta / Woolly Rhino
Gigantopithecus
Andrewsarchus
Megalania
Aurochs
Daeodon
Platybelodon
Dinornis / Giant Moa
Diprotodon
Long-Horned Bison
Aepyornis / Elephant Bird
Titanoboa
Phorusrhacos / Terror Bird
Chalicotherium
Megacerops
Aepycamelus
Embolotherium
Elasmotherium
Megaloceros / Giant Irish Elk
Moropus
Sivatherium
Megatherium / Giant Ground Sloth
American Mastodon
Procoptodon / Short-Faced Kangaroo
Woolly Mammoth
Columbian Mammoth
Deinotherium
Palaeoloxodon / Straight-Tusked Elephant
Paraceratherium

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In the spirit of the World Penguin day here are images of the so called “original penguin”. The great auk was the first bird to be called a penguin, even though it does not belong to the same group of birds that we today refer to as penguins. Historical records of colonies consisting of thousands of great auks are known, but the bird went extinct around 1840s when the last individuals were killed by bird collectors. A stuffed specimen of a great auk was bought by the Iceland’s Natural History Museum for $18,000- the most expensive stuffed bird ever sold. 

T’s Masterlist of AU Ideas

Need some inspiration for your next fanfic? Here are a list of ideas I’ve compiled to help you get started! There are also a few sub-AUs I included just because :)

BY ERA…

  • 50s AU
  • 80s AU
  • Ancient Egypt AU
  • Medieval AU
  • Regency AU
  • Roaring 20s AU
  • Stone Age AU
  • World War 2 AU

BY GENRE…

  • Apocalypse AU
  • Dystopian AU
  • Fairy Tale AU
    • 12 Dancing Princesses
    • Aladdin
    • Beauty & the Beast
    • Cinderella
    • Little Mermaid
    • Prince & the Pauper
    • Princess & the Frog
    • Princess & the Pea
    • Rapunzel
    • Sleeping Beauty
    • Snow Queen
    • Snow White
  • Horror AU
  • Mafia AU
  • Military AU
  • Musical AU
  • Mystery AU
  • Noir AU
  • Pirate AU
  • Sci-Fi AU
  • Shakespeare AU
  • Superhero AU
  • Supernatural/Paranormal AU
  • Utopian AU
  • Wild West AU

BY COUPLE…

  • Airplane Passengers AU
  • Arranged Marriage AU
  • Artist/Muse AU
  • Author/Publisher AU
  • Body Swap AU
  • Childhood Sweethearts AU
  • Complete Opposites AU
  • Doctor/Patient AU
  • Hades & Persephone AU
  • Lab Partners AU
  • Neighbor AU
  • Pen Pals AU
  • Personality Switch AU
  • Rockstar/Groupie AU
  • Roommates AU
  • Soldier/Nurse AU
  • Soulmates AU
  • Teacher/Student AU
  • Tourist/Native AU

BY MOVIE / BOOK / SHOW / GAME / PLAY / BALLET…

BY CHARACTER TYPE…

  • Android AU
  • Archaeologist AU
  • Assassin AU
  • Astronaut AU
  • Celebrity AU
  • Cosplayer AU
  • Criminal AU
  • Dancer AU
  • Demon Slayer AU
  • Disabled AU
  • Double Agent AU
  • Fallen Angel AU
  • Fighter Pilot AU
  • Guardian Angel AU
  • Hacker AU
  • Musician AU
  • Nerd/Geek AU
  • Olympic Athlete AU
  • Photographer AU
  • Private Eye AU
  • Punk AU
  • Race Car Driver AU
  • Royalty AU
  • Tsundere AU
  • Tutor AU
  • Viking AU
  • Yandere AU

BY MYTHOLOGY / LEGENDS / FABLES…

  • Atlantis AU
  • El Dorado AU
  • Greek Gods AU
  • King Arthur AU
  • Robin Hood AU

BY SUPERNATURAL / PARANORMAL ENTITY…

  • Angel AU
  • Genie AU
  • Ghost AU
  • Mermaid AU
  • Siren AU
  • Werewolf AU
  • Vampire AU
  • Zombie AU

BY HOLIDAY…

  • Christmas AU
  • Fourth of July AU
  • Halloween AU
  • Hanukkah AU
  • New Years AU
  • Spring Break AU
  • Thanksgiving AU

MISCELLANEOUS…

  • Backpacking Across Europe AU
  • Battle of the Bands AU
  • Bookshop AU
  • Carnival AU
  • Circus AU
  • Coffeeshop AU
  • College AU
    • “We got paired up for a group project but none of us know what we’re doing”
  • Conspiracy AU
  • Heist AU
  • High School AU
    • Summer School
  • Immortal AU
  • Kidnapped AU
  • Prison AU
  • Reincarnation AU
  • Road Trip AU
  • Seven Deadly Sins AU
  • Summer Camp AU
  • Time Travel AU

FOR HUMOR…

  • “Marry me because my green card expired” AU
  • “Why does by neighbor have to be an aspiring opera singer?” AU
  • “I’m a server and you’re a frequent customer and you flirt with me but YOU NEVER TIP ME, WHAT THE HELL MAN?” AU
  • “I never break the law but I was asked to be part of a massive heist and damn, I really need to pay off my student debt…” AU
  • “I lied and said I could speak a different language to impress my crush but now he wants me to tutor him so I need to become fluent in Mandarin in 3 days HELP” AU

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January 14, 2017 - Scripps’s Murrelet, formerly Xantus’s Murrelet (Synthliboramphus scrippsi)

Found off the west coast of North America, these small auks breed on islands off of Baja and southern California and are rarely seen from the mainland. They forage in pairs or family groups, diving under the water’s surface and using their wings to swim. Though their diet is not well known, they likely eat small crustaceans and other invertebrates. Breeding in small colonies, they nest under bushes or debris, or in crevices or burrows abandoned by other species. Chicks leave the nest one or two nights after they hatch, led away by their parents, which do not feed them in the nest. They often have to jump over 200 feet (60 meters) to reach the water and join their parents. They are classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN due to predation, gill-nets, nest disturbance, bright lights from squid fisheries, and possibly pollution.

Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus)

….a small species of auk (Alcidae) which summer from Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula south through North America to Point Sal in south-central California. In the winter marbled murrelets spend most of their time at sea in the northern part(s) of their range. During this time, like other auks they will feed on a range of small fish and marine invertebrates, via pursuit diving. In the summer marbled murrelets will return to land, flying into old-growth forests near the coast to build their nests in trees, or on the ground at higher latitudes where trees do not grow. 

Currently Brachyramphus marmoratus is listed as endangered as it faces threats due to habitat destrugtion via logging and other human disturbances. 

Classification 

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Charadriiformes-Alcidae-Brachyramphus-B. marmoratus

Image: USFWS

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Dane Pavitts made a sequel to his dinosaur size comparison video on youtube.

Epigaulus / Horned Gopher
Eohippus
Leptictidium
Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger
Pakicetus
Moeritherium
Great Auk
Dodo
Castoroides / Giant Beaver
Thylacosmilus
Thylacoleo / Marsupial Lion
Dire Wolf
Homotherium / Scimitar Cat
Cave Lion
Amphicyon
Kubanochoerus
Synthetoceras
Smilodon / Sabre-Toothed Cat
Nothritheriops / Shasta Ground Sloth
Australopithecus
Glyptodon
Quagga
Toxodon
Dinopithecus
Cave Bear
Doedicurus
Gastornis
Hyaenadon
Short-Faced Bear
Arsinoitherium
Uintatherium
Coeladonta / Woolly Rhino
Gigantopithecus
Andrewsarchus
Megalania
Aurochs
Daeodon
Platybelodon
Dinornis / Giant Moa
Diprotodon
Long-Horned Bison
Aepyornis / Elephant Bird
Titanoboa
Phorusrhacos / Terror Bird
Chalicotherium
Megacerops
Aepycamelus
Embolotherium
Elasmotherium
Megaloceros / Giant Irish Elk
Moropus
Sivatherium
Megatherium / Giant Ground Sloth
American Mastodon
Procoptodon / Short-Faced Kangaroo
Woolly Mammoth
Columbian Mammoth
Deinotherium
Palaeoloxodon / Straight-Tusked Elephant
Paraceratherium

Industrial Cinematic by Kevin McLeoud