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The full set at last! 

These days everyone’s all about sparkly vampires and tyrannical dictatorships trying to make you get with cute boys, and I’m just over here with my 90s YA heroine, who hangs out with marmosets and egg-laying mammals and rides dinosaur skeletons over tyrannical dictatorships before breakfast. 

I really wanted to stick a tubby little duck-billed platypus into the final cover - and I still might. Don’t tempt me!

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doodle requests of an inkling, frisk, courage the cowardly dog, daffy duck, edd and bill cipher! the frisk one was supposed to be a painty sketch like the rest but it ended up a digital painting instead heh

i might do more of these, it’s fun! suggestions are appreciated, as always ^^

bbc.co.uk
Platypus venom paves way to possible diabetes treatment - BBC News
Australian researchers say platypus venom could pave the way for new type 2 diabetes treatments.

“The males of the extraordinary semi-aquatic mammal - one of the only kind to lay eggs - have venomous spurs on the heels of their hind feet. The poison is used to ward off adversaries. But scientists at the University of Adelaide have discovered it contains a hormone that could help treat diabetes. Known as GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1), it is also found in humans and other animals, where it promotes insulin release, lowering blood glucose levels. But it normally degrades very quickly. Not for the duck-billed bottom feeders though. Or for echidnas, also known as spiny anteaters - another iconic Australian species found to carry the unusual hormone. Both produce a long-lasting form of it, offering the tantalising prospect of creating something similar for human diabetes sufferers.”

A list of morphs I do not condone breeding for:
Super cinnamon
Super black pastel
Spider
Super lesser or super butter (super mojaves and lesser/mojaves are ok, theres no health detriments)
Champagne
Woma
And I think those are all. All the above morphs have problems linked to the gene such as wobble, duck bill, kinking, and bug eyes. Its not just the spider morph that has issues, its just the most popular one so its mentioned more.

Bowie’s duck-bill lips

So WEIRD question, buuuuut.. to all you lovely, wonderful Bowie blogs I’m following/happen to be following me, do you have any pictures of David doing that weird.. duck-lip thing handy? You know, that thin pursed lips thing like o3o UGH I can’t explain. If you’re a Bowie fan, you know what I’m talking about haha. COULD REALLY USE A COUPLE PICS OF THAT LIP THING

Christmas Countdown 2016 Complete Fic List

Now that this years Christmas Countdown has come to a close, here is a list of all the Christmas fics that have been recced over the course of the fest.

Apologies in advance if I have forgotten to link any of the fics listed.

Enjoy!

“The Thing cannot be described - there is no language for such abysms of shrieking and immemorial lunacy, such eldritch contradictions of all matter, force, and cosmic order. ” H.P Lovecraft from the Call of Cthulhu 

 Or apparently the call of the platypus. I mean if that’s not the skull of “fearsome and unnatural malignancy” Idk what is.

Originally posted by weirdnessisgood

Dating Tonks would include

Originally posted by hogwartsfansite




● Pranking everyone.

● Having annual pranking wars with the Weasley twins.

● Tonks pouting if you were busy/not paying attention to her.

● Tonks cheering you up whenever you’re upset.
♢ She’d usually do this by changing her appearance to something you’d find funny (pig nose, duck bill, etc.)

● Her kissing the spot behind your ear.

● Teasing Tonks about how clumsy she is.
♢ You once jokingly got her a plastic plate and cup.

● Her getting jealous if someone flirts with you.
♢ You knowing because her hair changes to red.

● Hardly arguing.

● Laughing at Tonks’ morning hair.

● Tonks flirting with you. 

“Do you have a band-aid cause I scraped my knee falling for you.”

● Tonks playfully winking at you.

● Surprise tickle fights.
♢ Her hand always finding a way under your shirt.

● Tonks being very observant.
♢ After a few months of dating she would already know all of your like and dislikes even if you hadn’t told her about them yet.
♢ She’d find all of your habits cute.

● Tonks kissing your hand randomly.

● Tonks trying to be in close proximity to you all the time.

● Breakfast in bed.

● Lame pick up lines.

● Amazing hugs.
♢ She’d pull you flush against her.
♢ If she hadn’t seen you in a while she’d literally sweep you off your feet and spin you around.

● Playful kisses.
♢ She’d playfully bite your bottom lip.

● Tonks smiling into kisses.

● Moving in together.

● Tonks walking around your apartment/house in her underwear.

● Having sex everywhere.

● Tonks being amazing at foreplay.

● Falling asleep together.

● Knowing exactly what she’s feeling depending on her hair colour.

● Everyone seeing how smitten she is with you.

● Tonks actually liking the way you pronounce Nymphadora.

● Tonks checking you out 24/7.

● Communicating with just your eyes.

● Tonks showing sweet PDA.
♢ Holding your hand.
♢ Giving you her jacket.
♢ Hugs.
♢ Cheek kisses.

● Tonks trying to make a romantic breakfast but you wake up because of her breaking a plate/cup/falling/etc.

● Cuddling.

● Getting her a small statue of a Badger because you know she’s proud of her Hogwarts House.

● Listening to each other’s stories.

● Tonks really wanting your parents/family/friends to like her even though she doesn’t make it obvious.

● Cute selfies.

● Playing with her hair.

The Platypus was first seen by European explorers in 1798 through a pelt and a drawing. The first specimen actually studied was a taxidermied animal. When scientists began to investigate the specimen, they actually tried to remove the beak. It was originally thought that the platypus was a hoax made by Chinese taxidermists. One man that studied it even took scissors to the bill of the taxidermied animal to check for stitches, originally thinking that someone sewed a duck’s bill onto a beaver-like animal.