Holy fuck (literally), guys, I think that I’ve figured it (why Bug’s briefly visible in the final scene of “Amor Vincit Omnia”) out ...

This shot is taken from before Rajan and Wolfgang kiss/A.K.A. ‘Full-On Orgy/Clusterfuck Vision’ mode, and there is clearly a third man (a shoulder seen in the lower right) with our Latinx trio, so maybe Bug’s formal ‘Welcome To The Family’ gift was this experience …?

I’m guessing that the scenes that established this are part of the hours upon hours of missing footage from the SPECIAL.

Thank you guys for being so receptive and interested in Bug’s story! A few of you were curious about the Glaz part, so here’s a little explanation.

Bug never had much interest in being around others and socializing. While she enjoyed people and wanted to do good for those around her, she enjoyed herself more when she was alone. This developed to a higher level when her parents were killed in a terrorist attack. While stationed in Germany, she only ever spent her time working on her gadget, or being alone. This left her with no opportunities to pursue a relationship or otherwise.

So, sleeping with Dominic was her first time. Glaz -her closest friend besides Dominic and Marius- finds her leaving the GSG-9 area and walking back to her quarters the morning after. He very quickly realizes what happens, and assumes that Dominic took advantage of the fact she was so devastated from the bombing to persuade her to sleep with him. She attempts to convince him otherwise, but after their failed mission, he isnt in the right mental or emotional state to see reason. He views her almost as a younger sister, and can’t stand the thought of someone hurting her like that. As close as they are, he knows that she’s never been in a relationship, or done anything with anyone. Not having the will to argue, she returns to her room as he walks to the GSG-9 hut. Dominic is sitting on the front stairs, thinking over the things that have happened and trying to process his newfound feelings. Glaz walks up to him, pulls him up by the collar of his shirt, and starts yelling at him. He accuses him of awful things, giving away the fact that Bug was a virgin. Dominic gets a sinking feeling, wondering if in his drunken state he really had somehow coerced her into sleeping with him. This effects him heavily, the thought he could have possibly hurt the one person he decided he wanted to protect no matter what. He’s done awful things his entire life, but he would never do anything that awful. He offers no excuses or resistance as Glaz continues to grow angrier. Eventually when Dominic says nothing to defend himself, Glaz punches him in the face, and leaves.

(Okay this is super angsty and seems very like “teen drama” but after they failed to save so many people, no one is in their right mind. Stuff gets worse with Bug but I’ll save that for another day.)

Bees! They’re great. As long as you don’t agitate them, they’re not out to get you. Only 7 species produce the honey humans use but the rest are important pollinators and deserve love too.

Meanwhile, wasps may be assholes but they’re ecologically important assholes. Hoverflies are where I see most people get confused, but they are purely beneficial and harmless. I actually had one hang out with me while I worked on this in the park.

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Steelblue ladybird (Halmus chalybeus)

The steelblue ladybird is a species of ladybird (the beetle family Coccinellidae). It has a rounded appearance with an iridescent blue/green colouration and is a predator of other insects. It was introduced to New Zealand from Australia in 1899 and 1905 to control black scale and blue gum scale on citrus trees, where it is now common in northern regions. It has also been recorded eating San Jose scale. They are about 3–4 mm long.

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zweiilous  asked:

do u like wasps? i think they’re under appreciated. they deserve love

Where I live, they’re not particularly assertive–not like the yellow jackets of north america, who’ll nyoom in on your picnic and completely shirk all social decency and ignore any polite request to kindly leave.
There are also over a hundred thousand different species, and are all uniquely wonderful. Some of their behaviors are also excellent fodder for horror genre monsters…

Here are a few of my personal favorites!:

 Potter wasps are a common name for about 200 different genera of wasp. These guys make little clay pots to lay their eggs in. Entombed in these clay pots are also a paralyzed prey item (usually a grub of some kind) which is left in there as a snack for Jr. once they hatch. 
I find a lot of entertainment in watching these wasps flying around clutching wads of clay or transporting a grub that is sometimes just a little too heavy for them.

A wasp recently built three of these little pots in my mailbox and I’m eagerly waiting for the new adults to emerge (sorry, mailman…)

The Spider wasp is the only manner of local wasp that had the audacity to sting me for minding my own business. The specimen that nailed me was a small one, and this sting was surprisingly persistent with just enough pain to be noticeable. That sting is not specifically designed to be effective on me, though. It is designed to immobilize spiders. Again, this is a common name that encompasses a wide breadth of species. The one which stung me was of the smaller sized species… but this common name (and spider-hunting behavior) also includes the infamous “tarantula hawk” that some americans might be familiar with.



Cow Killer Wasps have been a personal favorite since childhood. I have never in my life seen a real living specimen, but they just look so soft and beautiful. I was also very enthralled by the notion that a sting could be so terribly painful that it ‘could kill a cow’. My enthusiasm for this stunning and unique looking species was only a little bit dampened upon reading that rumors of its cow-killing ability have been greatly exaggerated. 


If all of these guys so far are just a little too much of a “horror genre” brand of “neat” for you, then the dwarf scelionid wasp might inspire you to re-evaluate the notion that all wasps are scary, mean little buggers. 
Because the dwarf scelionid is so god damn cute. Which–you’re totally free to disagree with me about it, but you’d still be wrong.


This  encyrtid wasp is also a serious contender for top cuteness


And I can’t talk about wasp aesthetic without mentioning cuckoo wasps


They’re good bugs and play an absolutely vital role within their respective ecosystems! :D

(EDIT: I forgot to mention this earlier, but if you reblog this post, please take care to tag it appropriately: #insect #bug #wasp #spider so to avoid fearful/mean responses such as “these bugs can all die”, “I hate bugs/wasps/this post”. Thanks!)