desert creatures

New Captive Prince Tags

Laurent: small yellow kitten thinks of nothing but murder all day

Damen: overly muscled murder puppy king

Nikandros: mom friend not so secretly wondering if it’s time for new friends

Jord: hufflepuff friend continues to try to defend slytherin bff

Charls: dad at teen girl concert just happy to be included

Vannes: lesbian friend getting shit down and staying in her lane

Jokaste: local super villain just trying to get superhero to ask them out

Erasmus: tiny fluffy woodland creature

Lazar: local frat bro surprised that line actually worked

Nicaise: soap opera character on desert island until plot calls for their return

Pallas: sudden burst of confidence not sure the hell it came from either

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@hynpos Mythology Event
Favorite Egyptian Mythological Creature → The Sphinx

And thus the creature spoke, voice soft and low;

What crawls on fours through the morning
Walks on twos to the day
And gallivants on threes
into the night?

The traveler thought and thought. ‘Be careful.’ the winged Sphinx warned. 'Answer incorrectly and I will devour your ignorant tongue as a snack.’

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Adjule

Origin: North Africa

Alternate names: Kelb-el-khela (“bush dog”, male), tarhsît (female)

The Adjule is a canine cryptid, approximately two and a half feet tall. They have webbed feet and thick, rough red skin, with a bluish tint, though appearances vary. They weigh between thirty to forty-five pounds. They are pack animals, and belong to groups of three to thirteen.

This canine is purported to inhabit areas around the Sahara Desert in Mauritania. It is described as a likely undiscovered variety of the African Wild Dog, an endangered canid native to the same area. It has been reported mainly by nomadic Tuaregs, but also Théodore André Monod, a French naturalist, explorer, and humanist scholar in 1928. There is also one unconfirmed sighting from hunters in 1992; a sighting of a canid-like animal in the coastal area of Mauritania, describing a pack of animals resembling wild dogs.

Sources:

  1. Théodore Monod, “Sur la présence du Sahara du Lycaon pictus (Temm.) (Résultats scientifiques de la Mission Saharienne Augiéras-Draper),” Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 53 (1928): 262–264.
  2. Eberhart, George M., Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology, 2 vols (ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara, 2002).
  3. Woodroffe, R., Ginsberg, J.R. and Macdonald, D.W. (1997) The African wild dog: status survey and conservation action plan - IUCN Canid Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

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anonymous asked:

Phantom Thief boys with a s/o who has very soft kitten sneezes?

I am one with this S/O. lol Thank you, this is so cute!! Enjoy!


Akira:

  • The attic always seems to be blanketed with dust, regardless of how often Akira tidies up.
  • S/O decided to assist him one sunny afternoon.
  • They were perplexed by how much dust had accumulated in the area. 
  • The task proved to be futile; dust and dirt verily have a magnetic attraction to the attic.
  • Some of it had crept its way into S/O’s nose, and they felt it twitch with an urge too powerful to withhold.
  • Akira was contemplating the most efficient method to clean the beams above when he heard it.
  • It would have been barely audible had the acoustics in the room not been somewhat decent.
  • He slowly turned around to face the sniffling source of the sound with his signature expression of neutrality. 
  • S/O made eye contact with him and they flushed a deep ruby as he simply blinked. “What?”
  • Akira merely chuckled. “Bless you,” he responded; his tone of voice was spry with levity.  
  • They averted their gaze. “Y-yeah, thanks.” They had expected a different reaction…
  • Akira’s lean arms were circled around their waist in an instant, and smugness was etched on the entirety of his face.
  • “If I had known you had such a cute sneeze I would have asked you to help me clean sooner,” he teased.
  • Yes, that was the reaction S/O was expecting.
  • They stared into his amused, jet-black eyes as they pouted, “Akira… isn’t this a bit suffocating?”
  • He shrugged and replied casually, “It’s got charm.”
  • S/O sighed. “I have my work cut out for me.” They promptly emitted another delicate sneeze.
  • Akira’s lips curled into a smirk as his arms constricted around S/O and pressed them against him. “This is going to be fun.”


Ryuji:

  • Ryuji and S/O were enjoying their date at the Ogikubo Ramen Shop. 
  • It was a dreary and chilly Sunday afternoon, so they agreed that a fresh, piping hot bowl of ramen would brighten the day.
  • Ryuji fetched salt and pepper to flavor the meat atop the ramen, even though it had already been seasoned.
  • “Babe… do you have any concept of moderation?” S/O implored, a hint of exasperation in their voice.
  • He barely reacted as he countered, “Don’t gimme any of that. Ya always order extra green onion on yours.”
  • S/O dejectedly glanced at their bowl. “…I may have a slight problem.”
  • “Here, I’ll give ya some of this to balance it out.” Ryuji then proceeded to deposit a mountain of black pepper into S/O’s bowl.
  • “W-wait, that’s too mu-” A few consecutive sneezes had interrupted the end of their sentence, and they rubbed their agitated nose.
  • Their glare fastened on Ryuji, whose heart was fluttering as a tint of crimson dusted his cheeks. 
  • “C-cute,” he breathed softly.
  • S/O returned the blush, and they tenderly kissed his forehead. “Not as cute as you.”
  • “God, d-don’t do that here. Save it for when we’re alone,” he stuttered half-jokingly, his face reddening with each syllable.
  • S/O was enjoying themself a bit too much as they winked and replied, “It’s a promise.”
  • The delivery would have been smoother had it not been for the sneeze that succeeded their sentence, and Ryuji’s grip on consciousness grew weaker.
  • “T-too cute…” he whispered just before taking a sip of water.


Yusuke:

  • One early morning, Yusuke had invited S/O to join him for a stroll through Inokashira Park.
  • He had hoped that the scenery of nature cloaked in dawn would stroke his inspiration, and S/O was more than happy to accompany him (disregarding the fact that they were sleep-deprived).
  • As expected, the park was deserted; the only creatures there were the birds that pervaded the air with their melodious and sprightly chirping.
  • The couple quietly walked hand-in-hand, savoring the peace that the crisp morning air provided as the fallen leaves crackled under their feet.
  • Unfortunately, pollen season had approached Tokyo, and S/O felt the full effect of it when they sneezed into their arm.
  • Yusuke’s eyebrows rose and his eyes widened as he cast his gaze upon S/O. How could a human make such a sound?
  • They brushed their hair out of their face as Yusuke’s face softened. 
  • “Bless you, my dear,” he said with a small smile, followed by a chuckle. “And here I thought you couldn’t possibly get any more adorable. How foolish of me.”  
  • “Th-thank you,” S/O responded, their embarrassment slowly staining their cheeks.
  • “Anytime… my little kitten,” he said slyly, planting a gentle kiss on their cheek.
  • S/O’s face was tinged with a deeper scarlet upon realizing that they had just discovered their new favorite nickname.

Something that I’ve been trying to work on over the past week or so, but for some reason my migraines are being easily triggered by electronic screens lately, and between them and back pain, I haven’t been able to accomplish much. So this is probably about as good as it’s going to get for now.