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Science Fact Friday - Tapetum lucidum!

So why don’t all vertebrates have this adaptation? It’s an advantage to animals that are active in the dark - cats, dogs, owls, raccoons, crocodiles, and so on - but it makes everything slightly blurry. Many daytime vertebrates (including humans and most other primates) do not have one and instead have better day vision.

Star vs the Forces of Evil Character Theme Songs

After months of deliberating, I finally came to finalize my decision for these character theme songs! Now quick disclaimer, the characters are multidimensional to the point where you can make an entire playlist for each character, but for now I’m just focusing on songs that capture the spirit of the character in one go. I’m even going to leave an explaination to why I picked a certain song. If you like it, cool. If you disagree, that’s fine too. When I heard these songs this one character just came to mind:


Star Butterfly“Just Like Fire” by P!nk

I really wanted to do this before she got her actual theme song on “Starsong.” I wanted something really empowering with a female vocalist, but for some reason, Star always reminds me of 90s pop music. I don’t mean the boy bands and girl idols. I mean the novelty bands and one hit wonders. I remembered that P!nk (Pink) was an artist I heard when I was a kid. I originally picked “So What” but I didn’t want it to sound like Star was still hung up on Tom (Spoiler Alert: she isn’t). Plus with lyrics like “Just like magic,” and “No one can be like me anyway,” it was a bullseye.


Marco Diaz“I Melt With You” by Bowling for Soup

This was really hard for some reason. I tried looking at it from every angle. Should I pick a song that focused on his insecurities, his Mexican heritage, his karate? Instead I picked a song that focused on how he loves his friend. Marco is kinda a dork, kinda a badass, kinda cool and kinda lame, so I found a genre of music that some people find kinda cool and kinda lame: pop punk. Plus, it gives that SoCal vibe (even if the band is from Texas).


Janna“Freak Like Me” by Halestorm

This was the first and only song I picked. She’s a troublemaker and she loves it. Kinda weird and into the macabre. She’s already messed up, might as well have some fun with it.


Jackie Lynn Thomas“A Song About California” by Hey Ocean!

What better for a girl who everyone thinks is a mermaid than a band called “Hey Ocean!” It’s chill, but still with the right amount of energy, kinda like the character.


Starco songs

Sorry but I’m a big time starco shippers and I know I’ll bug my friends about this if I don’t get it out of my head, so here:


Starco (Star’s P.O.V.)“Head over Feet” by Alanis Morissette

Star still reminds me of 90s music. I have no idea why. I think the lyrics really catch how Star fell for Marco for basically being the best friend she ever had. There’s a comic by Area that, I think, really captures how Star developed a crush on Marco basically off-screen.


Starco (Marco’s P.O.V.)“You Captivate Me” by Eyeshine

A real SoCal band this time. Whether or not Marco develops a crush on Star, this song shows how Star has helped Marco feel stronger. He’s said several times she’s the coolest girl ever. 


Starco“No Matter Where You Are” by Us The Duo

If I could sum up starco (platonic or romantic) it would be, “We always have each other’s back.” This song says that, but is obviously more romantic. So if starco became romantic, I think it would carry this spirit.


That’s all I have for now. This is a weird hobby of mine so if you want me to pick a theme song for another character or show, just drop me an ask and if I can I’ll give it a shot. Thanks for reading.

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WHY NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THIS SONG

so, this is Hinata’s voice actor’s band and they are really cool, but. BUT THIS DAMN SONG IS THE MOST KOMAHINA SONG EVER AND SANG BY HINATA HIMSELF

just. listen to it, please

Lyrics:

What little gain I have to offer you
My scars all speak of where I came
What stands before you is broken and plain
I have no value to my name

My last breath
I promise you
When no one cares, I do

My hands, they shake, I swear that I can’t speak
My heart skips beats, near you I feel weak

I need, I want your love to hold me up (x2)

I dream of places I can share with you
I promise we won’t be the same
Come near to me so I can hold to you
When my world seems to break away

My last breath
I promise you
When no one cares, I do

Oh, oh, oh

My hands, they shake, I swear that I can’t speak
My heart skips beats, near you I feel weak

I need, I want your love to hold me up (x2)
My last breath
I promise you
When no one cares, I do

More DnD Worldbuilding

A continuation of this

  • Rebel wizards leaking open-source spellbooks for free to spellcasters that can’t afford to join the elite magic schools
  • I don’t know if there’s free press in Faerûn but there are bards that will spread catchy songs about asshole nobles trampling on half-orc rights
  • A gnome-run toy shop that sells kits for kids to learn to build their own cool, animate clockword toys
  • Wood Elves that grew up in a city and have never seen a tree in their lives, but are really good and blending into urban environments
  • Genasi tattoo artists: because not being born with kickass skin markings shouldn’t preclude you from getting some
  • Races with natural darkvision having the same eyeshine as nocturnal animals
  • Dragonborn and Kobolds speaking in gender-neutral Common because they have trouble spotting gender cues of the non-reptillian races
  • A network of druids, clerics, and diviners acting as an early warning system for storms, earthquakes, and floods days or weeks in advance
  • With humans able to intermingle with elves, orcs, dwarves, fiends, djinn, and the occasional kinky dragon, family trees and census paperwork must be a nightmare to sort through.
  • (’Please check any non-human ancestry within 1-5 generations:’ “YES”)
  • A wizard-tailor using mage hand to take measurements, mend to fix tears, and transmutation to change fabric colors and materials
  • Familiars serving as support and guide animals
  • Mage-heavy cities utilzing conjuration and transmutation to make post-scarcity societies
  • A troupe of Kenku performers using their natural sound mimcry to put on high-production plays, musicals, and puppet shows
  • Druid-run animal shelters
  • First day of class, a teacher terrifies some freshman by drawing a sword -but wait he’s…putting it on a pedestal up front? Oh, that’s Professor Eversharp Darkrender, a 1,200 year old sentient blade who has personally impaled three of the historical figures that will be covered in this course.

Eyeshine is the term used for the unusual luminous appearance of Richard B. Riddick’s eyes. The condition is similar to tapetum lucidum, the structure that causes cats’ eyes to appear to glow. It allows Riddick to see very well in the dark, but he is acutely sensitive to bright light. Riddick paid a doctor to perform a surgery to give him eyeshine. In Hunt for Riddick (the promotional minigame), it is suggested that Riddick was actually at Ursa Luna Double Max Slam Facility when he underwent the procedure. It is also stated in Hunt for Riddick that approximately 0.2% of recipients survive the procedure, and that 0.005% of recipients regain any vision at all.

In the game “Escape From Butcher Bay” it is suggested that these are a dormant Furyan trait—he has them appear while he’s having minor wounds stitched up, not through a surgical eyeshine procedure. Riddick usually makes up the idea of how he recieved the eyeshine via Pope Joe, but in reality Shirah makes it known in the game that he has always had them. The Purifier does not have this luminous-eye trait, and the Furyan Shirah does not appear to have it either, there is also a speculation that Riddick has this trait because he is an ‘Alpha Male’ Furyan whereas The Purifier and Shirah are not.

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In the meantime, enjoy this video we made for all you Power Ranger fans out there!

(Special thanks to Walter Jones!)