dispersant

Dear every K-Pop fan on tumblr

There are literally tons and tons of mistranslations of facts, lyrics, quotes and other important info related to idols and other celebrities in K-pop that are dispersed online every day. Every so often, I would see wrong translations on both twitter and tumblr, with the latter usually including links from the former as the right “source.” Seeing new translations of any kind may be exciting at first, but always remember that there is a high chance that the idol has never said/written those words. It really breaks my heart when I see some idol getting bashed for something that they didn’t say/mean at all, just because of some mistranslation initiated by someone intentionally or unintentionally.

So please, please. Consult with a trustworthy native Korean speaker with anything you might have doubts with, before believing whatever you read or hear from an unofficial primary source. You should always be careful with anything written online, even in a language that you do understand. So how smart would it be to jump to conclusions about information that’s already been filtered from another source written in a language you don’t understand?

If in any case, my ask box is always open to anyone who might have questions related to Korean or Korean culture. Even if it’s about something simple you would like to know, I’d be happy to clarify everything for you.

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4/1/2015

Passalidae (Bess Beetles)-Odontotaenius disjunctus (Horned Passalus) 32mm

This one just came out of it’s winter home in a piece of  wood today. Cleanest one I have seen! 

Habitat- Deciduous forests with rotting, fallen logs. Can be found all year in rotting logs. Come to lights in spring and summer.

Lifestyle of this family is unique for beetles: live in small colonies where larvae are cared for by adults of both sexes. Long life cycle, apparently more than one year. Larvae eat a rotting wood pre-chewed by adults. (Some references state larvae eat feces of adults as well.) Larvae and adults also cannibalize injured larvae.
Adults reported to fly very seldom, however they are capable of flight, contrary to statements in some sources. Adults are found at lights on occasion. They may disperse by walking, but have been observed flying under lights, and they are sometimes taken in light traps. A nuptial flight has been observed in Mississippi, with a group of 12-15 individuals flying at dusk, and one pair even mating in flight.
 

Information From BugGuide

No Spend April // 

It’s April 1st, but this is no joke. I want to get my spending under control! Today preferably not tomorrow. I’ve been spending all my money on plants lately. Also clothing and expensive accessories. But no more! This month is all about saving! I can do it! 

I’m super organised when it comes to money, and I included a break down of all my funds and how they are dispersed every pay day, in case you were interested, and want to become more money savvy! xx

Ash Haven

Chapter 1

Luke Hemmings had always hated Ash Haven, it was nothing but overgrown trees covered in morning dew and endless mediocre fields with a few houses and shops dispersed throughout the grey town he called home. Everybody knew each other and there was no escape from his dead reality. The atmosphere was like a sad Lana Del Rey song without the sweet melody. Luke was very handsome in a simple way. His thick, dirty blonde hair was always swept back into an obscure quiff, from his constant hand roaming and use of gel. His slightly arched blonde eyebrows highlighted his emotions by moving up and down as he reacted to the world around him. His large crystal blue eyes, would remind you of the Pacific Ocean on a cloudless day, glimmering in the sunlight. When he smiled, which wasn’t often, his well formed and even, white teeth brightened up his whole face. A black ring graced his thin bottom lip; he used to fiddle with it when he got nervous or bored. He had broad shoulders and astounding height for a 17 year old, he had legs so long it was a wonder how he didn’t trip over himself all the time.

Although counting down the days till he could leave the town he saw as his captive he couldn’t call it all bad. He had friends there, Ashton and Michael, not many but he had what he needed. Ash Haven also gave him Lilly Clifford, his long term girlfriend and best friend’s sister; she was very much a transparent girl, attentive and innocent. Long blond curls cascaded down her back, the hair cupped her oval face. She had dainty green eyes and thin plump lips. Her body was petite and looked like a fragile china doll, one quick movement and she’d snap! They had been child hood sweet hearts after meeting at a social event held at the local church when he was seven and her six.  Lilly had asked him if he wanted to play tag with her and her brother, Michael, the rest was history. They were an odd couple a large boy dressed in all black, and a modest girl in cardigans and floral dresses past her knee. Luke had only ever kissed Lilly, she was there for him no matter what, she was what people had told him he needed, she was his comfort blanket, and he and Lily came like second nature to him. He was her world, but she was only a continent of his. She loved Luke, and he knew it, he would convince himself he loved her to, because why shouldn’t he, deep down he knew something wasn’t right but he was to selfish to give up his self-esteem, her. They never fought, except on the rare occasion Luke got to drunk with Ashton or he got in a slump about how lifeless his home town was and how he was going to escape as soon as he was 18, his plans often leaving behind Lilly. Lilly was more than satisfied with the life Ash Haven had to offer her and didn’t see why Luke would want anything else, she thought he’d eventually settle to the idea of staying in the grey town and in the back of his mind he did to, and he would of, if he hadn’t met September Stevens. 

thoughts please?? will be a luke fanfic and a lil calpal thank you xx

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4/1/15 Spider of the Day

High five Schizocosa- Wolf spider-  Immature Male.

Most wolf spiders live on the ground and hunt for prey at night. Their dark mottled colors help camouflage them among the leaves. Except for those in the genus Sosippus, wolf spiders do not spin webs. Some dig burrows in the ground, others make holes under rocks, and many have no retreat at all.

Preferred habitat varies between species but includes open grasslands, suburban lawns, deciduous forests, deserts, coastal dunes, sandy soil and wet terrain such as marshes and swamps. Food Mainly insects.

The male courts potential mates by rhythmically waving his pedipalps. The female spins a spherical egg sac, attaches it to her spinnerets, and drags it about until the spiderlings emerge. The young clamber about on the female’s back and are carried until they are ready to disperse

Just keep swimming, little one.

This wavy sheet of nothingness is actually a baby moray eel. 

Morays start out life as an extremely thin, nearly-transparent larva called a leptocephalus, which literally means ‘small-headed’. They are adorably pathetic, really.

The whole point of the leptocephalus is to go places. Adult morays are generally poor swimmers, so they spend most of their time bumming around and being adorable, and they rarely stray far from home. But as leptocephali, young morays take to the high seas, allowing the currents to carry their frail and fragile bodies to distant lands reefs. 

Over generations, this childhood wanderlust has allowed morays to disperse across most of the Pacific, while maintaining close population relatedness over such great distances.

Video source: Kanaal

Reference: Reece et al. 2010.

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DARWIN WAS RIGHT: RESEARCH CONFIRMS  CONTROVERSIAL DARWIN THEORY OF JUMP DISPERSAL

More than one hundred and fifty years ago, Charles Darwin hypothesized that species could cross oceans and other vast distances on vegetation rafts, icebergs, or in the case of plant seeds, in the plumage of birds.

Though many were skeptical of Darwin’s “jump dispersal” idea, a new study suggests that Darwin might have been correct.

A new computational method, published in the journal Systematic Biology, tested two competing theories about how species came to live where they do and found strong evidence for jump dispersal, especially for island species.

The question of how species came to live where they live, which is studied by the field of biogeography, has long been debated among biologists, especially in cases where organisms that are related live on distant continents separated by vast oceans. Examples are flightless birds like the African ostrich and the Australian emu and Southern Beeches, a genus of 36 species of trees and shrubs which appear in temperate forests from South America to Australia and New Zealand.

Others found Darwin’s “jump dispersal” theory too fanciful and suggested instead that “land bridges” were used when continents were contiguous. This view, called “vicariance biogeography,” became the dominant paradigm.

In fact, the vicariance view became so dominant that computer programs designed to estimate the biogeographic history of a species left out jump dispersal entirely, and these programs have been used in hundreds of studies in recent years.

Yet, in many cases, statistical dating of evolutionary events indicated that the breakup of land masses occurred tens of millions of years before some species’ ancestors evolved, bringing into question the validity of vicariance methods.

The new study compares the theories of jump dispersal and vicariance in a new computational program developed by Nicholas J. Matzke, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis. Using data from many species that live on the Hawaiian Islands and on other archipelagos, Matzke found that jump dispersal was able to explain the biogeography of the species with a far greater statistical probability than through the vicariance method.

Conventional biogeography said vicariance was a more scientific explanation than jump dispersal because vicariance relied on normal, predictable processes, and jump dispersal relied on extremely rare, near-miraculous events,” Matzke said. “Now the shoe is really on the other foot because the jump dispersal pattern appears to be much more common. It looks like Darwin was right after all.”

Matzke suggests that researchers need to include jump dispersal in order to accurately reconstruct evolutionary history.

Jump dispersal helps us remember that events that are rare on human timescales can be common over geological timescales, and that biodiversity might be structured largely by these rare chance events.”