dragonfishes

hes the only one allowed to touch the tiddy :)

some mermen for mchanzo week 2017. Since I’ll be gone on a trip for a few days this week, this will count for two days’ prompts: Day four: red || blue and day seven: the beach || the sea.

hanzo’s a black dragonfish leviathan, mccree’s a regular-sized octopus :>

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top 10 marvel tv ladies as voted by my followers ☆ 10. jemma simmons
“I like to think about the first law of thermodynamics, that no energy in the universe is created and… none is destroyed. That means that every bit of energy inside us, every particle will go on to be a part of something else. Maybe live as a dragonfish, a microbe, maybe burn in a supernova ten billion years from now. And every part of us now was once a part of some other thing - a moon, a storm cloud, a mammoth. A monkey. Thousands and thousands of other beautiful things that were just as terrified to die as we are. We gave them new life. Good one, I hope.”

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I created this dragon plushie to display at my senior show. I wanted a five foot dragon! But it only came out 2.5 feet. I might make another one, only with wings and spines instead of a water dragon. And larger. It depends on whether or not I can get a helper this weekend and how much work I can get done before then.

The coloring was done with various markers, some alcohol, cotton balls, q-tips, and help from a tutorial from magweno (magweno.etsy.com - go buy it!).
Body is minky stuffed with polyfill and pellets for weight.
Cute black safety eyes.
Needle sculpted paws.
The fins on the head, along the back, and the tail fin have pipe cleaner in between the sewn lines for stability and slight poseability.

All around super awesome <3

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ladies Appreciation | Day Two:  All about Jemma Simmons

I like to think about the first law of thermodynamics, that no energy in the universe is created and none is destroyed. That means that every bit of energy inside us, every particle  will go on to be a part of something else, maybe live as a dragonfish, a microbe, maybe burn in a supernova 10 billion years from now. And every part of us now was once a part of some other thing… a moon, a storm cloud, a mammoth.  Thousands and thousands of other beautiful things that were just as terrified to die as we are. We gave them new life. A good one, I hope.

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after scientists discovered that deep-sea dragonfish had chlorophyll in their eyes, the US Pentagon began funding research for inexpensive night-vision eye drops.

In the 1990s, marine biologist Ron Douglas of City University London discovered that, unlike other deep-sea fish, the dragonfish Malacosteus niger can perceive red light. Douglas was surprised when he isolated the chemical responsible for absorbing red: It was chlorophyll. “That was weird,” he says. The fish had somehow co-opted chlorophyll, most likely from bacteria in their food, and turned it into a vision enhancer.

The Bathysphere intacta (also known as the Giant Dragonfish) was only ever seen once, by William Beebe of the coast of Bermuda at a depth of 2,100 feet on November 22, 1932. It was described much like a dragon fish, except it was 6 feet long - while normal dragon fish grow up to 2 feet long. Beebe also said that the fish had bright pale blue colored lights along its body as well as two long tentacle-like appendages tipped with blue or red lights.