asking the boys.... do you LIKE working at the casino? Or is it a thing of necessity?
I think that’d depend on the turtle you ask.
Mikey really gets a kick out of the job. He’s well liked (at least by customers) and uses his natural charm and showmanship to his full advantage. Even if they weren’t forced to work there (so to speak), he’d probably continue working there of his own volition.
Raph on the other hand isn’t fond of it. There are definitely aspects of the job he likes, but all in all it’s a bit too embarrassing for him. Makes him more self-conscious than he’d ever admit. At this moment in time I’d say if he had a chance to quit with no familial consequences he’d fucking bolt.
I don’t feel right answering for Don and Leo, at least not in depth. I’ll leave that for @garnetshell should she choose to/finds the time to respond to this as well.
However if I had to guess in simple terms (just my take, not a confirmation): I’d say Donnie is fine with it, and Leo’s guilt would be a contributing factor to him not enjoying the job (but I’m not sure how much he does/doesn’t).
What are the book subjects that instantly grab your interest? That you are always on the lookout for? That make you have to add that book to your tbr even though you know nothing else about it? The ear perk book tag (I borrowed the term from @thelibraryofmars :) ) is a tag game about those subjects we keep coming back to. List as many subjects, themes, or tropes as you want and your best recommendations for each, then tag your friends. If you want, you can even include short stories, films, or other media. If you have a good recommendation that fits someone’s ear perk subject, feel free to reblog their post with your suggestion for them! Be sure to tag with #earperkbooktag and/or tag me, @rat-librarian.
Evil Enchanted Forests
The Thickety series by J.A. White
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Dragons and Dragon Slayers
The Hero and The Crown by Robin McKinley
Fairy Tales, Folklore, and Mythological Retellings (even better if they’re short stories)
Through the Woods by Emily Carrol (graphic novel)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Rags and Bones by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt (short story collection)
Deerskin by Robin McKinley
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter (short story collection)
The Magician Trilogy by Jenny Nimmo
Fifteen Painted Cards from a Vampire Tarot by Neil Gaiman (short story)
Chivalry by Neil Gaiman (short story)
The White Road by Neil Gaiman (short story)
The Smile on the Face by Nalo Hopkinson (short story)
Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman (short story)
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams
The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
“Down the Rabbit Hole” Stories (especially middle grade)
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver
UnLunDun by China Mieville
The May Bird series by Jodi Lynn Anderson
The Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins
Have you ever wondered why we know more about the moon than we do about our planet’s deep seas? Wonder no more, it is because we want to avoid these terrifying deep sea creatures!
Sloane’s viperfish (Chauliodus sloani) - it may not reach beyond a foot in length but its fangs are a force of nature, they are half the size of its own head and can impale any prey that swim too close.
The Pacific blackdragon (Idiacanthus antrostomus) have photophores that can produce light and researchers believe that the luminous tip on the barbel acts as a fishing lure to attract the attention of their prey.
Fanfin anglerfish (Caulophryne pelagica) are as terrifying as you can get in the deep sea. The males are one tenth the size of the females and after larval and adolescent free-living stages spend the rest of their lives parasitically attached to a female!
Black swallowers (Chiasmodon niger) are appropriately named - they can consume prey as much as ten times larger then themselves, which as the picture shows doesn’t always go to plan. Fortunately they do not grow much more than 10 inches in length.
Temperate snaggletooth (Astronesthes psychrolutes) is a species of fish that lacks scales and has a luminous red chin appendage that it uses to lure prey.
The Colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) is believed to be the largest squid species in terms of mass found in our oceans. They are one of our planet’s most elusive species and it is thought that ancient sightings of the squid gave rise to tales of the legendary Kraken.
The Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) is a species of marine crab that lives off the cost of Japan and incredibly its leg span can reach up to 12 feet in length and it can weigh just shy of 20 kg.
Polychaetes or bristles worms are a very common and diverse class of worms with over 10,000 species described so far. They can be ferocious predators and include perhaps the most disturbing and scary species in our oceans - the Bobbit worm (Eunice aphroditois) pictured below, which can punch a hole straight through a fish with its jaws and grow to 10 feet in length.
Bone eating snot flower’s (Osedax mucofloris) are one of the most intriguingly named species found on our planet - they feed off the bones of whale carcasses on the sea floor. Lovely.