fatal bite

The best thing about Harry Potter is that the books would totally work if you take the magic out of them.

Philosopher’s Stone: Harry moves to a mysterious secluded boarding school, there he hears about a dangerous item being hidden on the school grounds. Turns out one of the teachers is the terrorist that killed Harry’s parents.

Chamber of Secrets: A series of mysterious incidents happen in the school, where students get hospitalized due to near-fatal snake bites. It’s all connected to a mysterious chamber in the castle, and a series of similar murders that happened 50 years ago.

Prisoner of Azkaban: An accomplice to Harry’s parent’s murder escapes from prison, and Harry must learn the truth about the connection between the escaped prisoner, his father, and the new teacher at school, as well as the identity of the real accomplice.

Goblet of Fire: An international tournament between several schools becomes a dangerous game as the terrorist plans his return by infiltrating the school with one of his followers pretending to be somebody else.

Order of Phoenix: The government cracks down on the school, denying everybody who dare say anything about the terrorist’s return. Harry and his friends must create an underground group to train to fight the terrorists.

Half-Blood Prince: Harry learns more about his teacher’s troubled history, as well as principle Dumbledore’s history with the terrorist back when he was a student. Harry and Dumbledore travel to find one piece of the terrorist’s secret plan, only in the end for Dumbledore to die at the hands of Harry’s teacher.

Deathly Hallows: The terrorists have taken over the school. Harry and his friends travel across the country to find the rest of the pieces of the terrorist’s plan in order to stop him. They found out the terrorist is obsessed with an old legend known as the Deathly Hallows. The story ends with an all out battle between the terrorists and the school staff for the fate of the country.

The Eurasian lynx can be considered quite a secretive creature. The sounds it makes are very low and often not heard, and their presence in an area can go unnoticed for years! They are of the widest ranging cats in the world and can be found in the forests of western Europe, Russia and central Asia.

This extremely efficient hunter uses fine-tuned stealth and pounce techniques to bring down animals four times its size, delivering a fatal bite to the neck or snout of an unsuspecting deer. During winter, its variably patterned coat is long and dense and large fur-covered paws help it move through deep snow.

(Trimeresurus trigonocephalus) Sri Lankan green pitviper
Mainly hemotoxic. Reported human envenomation symptoms of local pain & swelling generally subside within a few days. Bites & envenomations of plantation workers are relatively common, but only a few human fatalities from bites by this species have been reported.

Morphology by flight (I know, it’s been done):

Earth: Earth dragons are generally the largest, with rough hides and strong stocky bodies. They often have oversized front limbs and claws to allow them to dig and build more easily, and may have smaller wings in order to squeeze into their tunnels. Getting into a fight with an Earth dragon is not a good idea: they’re physically very powerful and have incredible stamina.  In some parts of Earth’s territory there are dragons who have spent so many generations underground that they’ve lost much of their vision and skin pigment, rendering them nearly albino. These dragons navigate by touch or by sensing vibrations.

Nature: Nature dragons rarely grow to any great size, as being too large in the jungle makes it difficult to hunt or flee. Despite their smaller stature Nature dragons are plenty dangerous, as many have developed poison glands and some even exude toxins directly from their skin. It’s very common to see Nature dragons born in camouflaged patterns and colors that allow them to blend into the forest, though many are born in bright warning colors. Most Nature dragons have well-developed claws suited for arboreal life as well as large eyes that function equally well at night. Very magically attuned dragons will sometimes grow plants directly from their mossy hides.

Ice: Ice dragons can be a little startling to those who have never seen them before. Their bodies are compact and bulky in order to conserve heat, and even non-tundras have been known to develop full or partial coats of fur. Like Nature dragons they have large talons to grip the ice and some have specialized horns on their heads designed to break through thin ice to reach air or water. Some are capable of developing thick layers of blubber underneath their scales, giving them a roly-poly appearance.

Light: Light dragons don’t have very many distinguishing features due to their rather undemanding environment, but they are known to have a more elegant appearance than other flights. Light dragons tend to have slightly longer necks and limbs and walk with a smoother gait, but have comparatively little stamina and don’t last very long in fights. Their wings and tendrils, if they have any, are very long and sensitive to temperature and pressure changes. It’s rare to see dark-colored Light dragons in any significant numbers. They tend to be slightly more intelligent than other flights, in a “book smart” sort of way.

Arcane: Arcane dragons are smallish in size and often spindly in appearance, mimicking their deity. They are not known for physically being very strong but compensate with deeper and more powerful magic reserves. Like Shadow dragons, they are frequently bioluminescent but have less control over it, and some Arcane dragons are downright glittery. Arcane dragons are by far the most likely to experience mutations and it’s very common to see dragons of this flight with extra limbs, wings, tails, and even heads. More monstrous mutations are present in clans located deeper in Arcane territory. Some barely look like dragons at all. All Arcane dragons have large, sharp-sighted eyes suitable for stargazing.

Wind: Wind dragons are known for being the best fliers and have smooth, streamlined bodies as well as powerful wings. Many have developed sails and fins to help them better navigate treacherous air currents, and their lungs are able to function at much higher altitudes than other flights. Some Wind dragons can fly for days or even weeks without landing, eating and sleeping on the wing and gathering moisture from clouds. Their wings display a much greater variety in shape than those of other dragons: broad wings for soaring, short wings for rapid takeoffs, curved wings for tight maneuvering. To assist with flying Wind dragons have large airsacs that make them lightweight, and coincidentally very buoyant. Most are sadly unable to dive without great effort.

Shadow: Long, low bodies are characteristic of Shadow dragons, giving some of them a weasel-like appearance. Shadow dragons are the most acrobatic and flexible of the flights to better survive in the brambles of their home and have tough, almost rubbery skin. They are very frequently bioluminescent and can even control the patterns they display, flashing glowing eyespots to frighten enemies or going completely dark in order to sneak up on prey. Some Shadow dragons possess chromatophores that allow them to change color completely, which they often use for pranks. Even the largest of Shadow dragons are able to move in near silence, and breeds with feathers have structures similar to owls that allow them to fly extremely quietly.

Water: Unsurprisingly, Water dragons are suited for aquatic life and many come ashore only rarely, if at all. Fins and flippers have replaced limbs in many Water dragon clans and wings have adapted to be more useful for swimming, sometimes taking on a manta ray-like appearance. Every Water dragon is born with gills as well as lungs, though some lose the ability to breathe air after several generations and require spells to survive on land. It’s quite common to see dragons with large fins on their tails, with some even losing their hind limbs entirely in a mermaid-like fashion. In the deepest trenches of the Sea of a Thousand Currents dragons have begun to resemble deep-sea fishes, complete with glowing lures and mouthfuls of jagged teeth.

Plague: Plague dragons are built for wasteland living and are very thin, sometimes appearing to be starving to outsiders. They have long limbs and broad vulture-like wings suited for soaring on the desert currents and have powerful jaws designed to crush bones. Despite their emaciated appearance Plague dragons are quite strong, and their bites deliver fatal amounts of bacteria to their unlucky prey. Some have even developed the ability to spray acid from glands in their mouths and throats. They are generally dull-colored to blend in with their environment but can boast streaks of bright colors. Plague dragons have a more feral and animalistic appearance than other flights and often have extra horns, spines, and rougher scales as well as exposed teeth.

Lightning: Lightning dragons are capable of storing electricity in their bodies and releasing it on command through a series of specialized muscles similar to those of electric eels. Their bodies are long and sleek with coats of jutting spines that allow them to gauge air pressure and nearby currents. Like Plague dragons they are adapted to a desert environment and can survive on little water and food for long periods of time. Curiously, they are much better able than other flights to handle prosthetic limbs and artificial implants and experiment freely with these sorts of additions.

Fire: Capable of withstanding far higher temperatures than other flights, some Fire dragons are even able to bathe in lava with no ill effects.  Their skin is very thick and rough and impervious to most damage. Fire dragons are very brightly colored despite their sooty environment and tend to have compact, armored bodies.


System detected a potential_hazard: Part 1/?

I’m just having a little fun here, don’t mind me.

As expected, a lot of people were curious ;) We’ll check in on them later.

I might make a couple more of these short comic things (like 2-4 updates per topic) about stuff that reveals things about Fatal, but aren’t necessarily going to be prominently featured in the actual comic. Just whenever I have time/am between comic updates. Really I just wanted an excuse to draw red-eye Fatal. I like him lots :)

Also the gif doesn’t always work? Not sure what that’s about? 

I just realized that the Smiling Titan A.K.A. Grisha’s first wife is the only titan in the series that inflicts bodily harm/killing a human before consuming them. 

Here, she crushes her spine. In the anime, she rips her in two. And this is the only time we see a titan fatally injure someone without biting into them or eating them. This may be an indication that she may not be as mindless as other titans. This action displays more intelligence as the action was deliberate. It’s only cruel cruel irony (by Isayama’s intentional writing) that the victim was Grisha’s second wife…. Also Eren’s mother.

(Boiga dendrophila) gold-ringed cat snake, mangrove snake
Venom characteristics & action have not been well studied. Bite effects in small mammal pets & human children have included: drooping eyelids, reduced muscle tone near the bite, poor coordination, depressed heart rate, respiratory distress, swelling & discoloration of skin significant distance from the bite. Reported fatalities may have actually been due to bites by misidentified kraits ((Bungarus) species)

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   “well, uh..”

   clementine found herself at a lack of words, unsure of how to respond. would AGREEING with him make things easier? or perhaps going against him and rebelling would show how independent she was? in the end, she simply decided to go with her gut.

   “…you should have given them the chance to say goodbye.”

   she knew that a bite was fatal. but one of the few things that came close to being as bad as death was not being given the chance to say goodbye to those that you love.

A Change Of Life

Summary: Phil changes Dan into a vampire and takes care of him as he goes through the “newborn” phase.

Phil hummed softly to himself as he heated Dan’s drink up in the microwave as Adam had done for him during his change. When Phil was a “newborn”, he had been exactly how Dan is right now. Dan is very much a weakling at the moment and loves to be babied. He’s still very jumpy and childish, but Phil expected this; it’s only been two weeks since he changed Dan.

~Two Weeks Earlier~

“So,” Dan whispered as he snuggled closer to his boyfriend, “You’re really a vampire? How old are you? Will you ever die? How can you die? Wait, so you actually drink blood?! But I’ve seen you eat food! Have you drank blood around me? Do your parents know? Do PJ and Chris know? How come you don’t attack anyone? What-”

Phil eventually stopped his boyfriend’s obsessive questions by putting his hand over his mouth. He knew Dan would have a lot of questions, and he was more than happy to answer them; but he needed Dan to slow down a bit.

“Well,” Phil started, speaking softly, “yes I am a vampire love, I’m 169 years old. I won’t die and it’s absolutely possible for me to die, but only if I kill myself by starvation. And I do drink blood but I eat other things too; I can eat ‘normal’ food but it won’t help me live or fill me up, but I can eat for the taste. No, I haven’t drank blood around you, I drink it from the source and before you ask, I have never killed anyone. No one knows what I am besides you, me and Adam. And as long as I’m well fed, I can control myself.”

Phil slowly uncovered his lover’s mouth, staring into his chocolate brown eyes. His eyes showed nothing but shock and love, to Phil’s delight he didn’t seem to be afraid. Phil let out a soft sigh of relief a he stroked Dan’s soft hair.

“So… that means that I’ll die and leave you here alone?” Dan whispered, his eyes suddenly watery.

Phil reached out and wiped his love’s tears with his fingers, “That’s why I told you what I am baby, you have a decision to make. You’re getting older and… well. If you want to be with me forever, I’ll need to change you and if I don’t do it now while you’re still young, the blood would be fatal to me and the bite fatal to you.”

Dan bit his lip before kissing Phil lovingly, wrapping his arms securely around him. Phil smiled softly into the kiss before running his fingers up and down Dan’s back, trying to calm him without making it obvious what he was doing.

Eventually, Dan pulled away from the loving kiss, “Phil, I want you to change me now.”

The vampire’s eyes went wide in shock as he looked at his boyfriend. He really wants this? He wants to be with him forever?! A smile broke out across Phil’s face, showing his fangs to Dan for the first time. Dan slowly traced the protruding fangs with his finger, marveling at their size.

After Dan moved his hand away, he looked up at Phil expectantly, only to see him sigh and bite his lip. “Dan, I love you more than anything and I want to be with you forever, but this is a huge decision. You have to think about everything that you’ll have to get used to and how things will change, how you will change. Do you really want that?”

The brunette thought to himself for a minute before nodding, “I want you to change me Phil. I don’t care about the consequences. I love you and as long as I have you, I can deal with anything else that might come at me. Just promise to never leave me when I am a vampire.”

Phil smiled and kissed his true love’s cheek, “Okay, if you’re sure. But it’ll be a painful process for a few days, then very confusing. Then you’ll be insanely horny for about three or four days and finally, your change will be done and you’ll be a newborn vampire for about a year. You’ll have to rely on me for a lot of things so you’ll have to trust me.”

A light blush came onto Dan’s cheeks as Phil told him all of the phases of his change, but he knew he could make it through all of them. “Okay Phil, I can handle it love.” He kissed his boyfriend’s lips softly as he stroked his cheek.

“Okay baby, I’m going to bite into your neck and both of your wrists. It’s going to burn for a minute but it’ll go away. You’re going to feel numb for a few hours but then you’ll feel burning all throughout your body and random bursts of excruciating pain, but I’ll be here the entire time. If you need help during this at all, tell me. I mean it Dan.”

Dan nodded and laid down, watching his boyfriend intently as he stood, moving Dan into a more comfortable position before tilting his head back, sinking his fangs deeply into the brunette’s neck. Dan gasped out in pain, writhing beneath the vampire as tears sprung into his eyes. It hurt more than anything he had ever felt before, but he knew he had to endure it.

Phil pulled away with a sad look in his bright blue eyes. He pecked Dan’s cheek after licking the blood off of his own lips before biting down into each of Dan’s tanned wrists. This time didn’t hurt nearly as much and Dan was grateful of this fact. But this relief was short lived, all too soon Dan felt burning in each place that his boyfriend had bitten.

Tears formed in his eyes as well as Phil’s as the pain took place. Phil touched each bite with his cold fingers, offering a little relief from the agonizing burning,  “I love you Dan, so much.” Phil whispered, placing butterfly kisses on Dan’s sweaty face.

Dan smiled tearfully, gripping his boyfriend’s hand tightly, “I love you too Phil, if I didn’t I wouldn’t be doing this. This hurts even more than the first time we had sex.”

Phil chuckled and shook his head, “You’re hopeless.” He whispered fondly as he held his changing boyfriend closely to his chest.

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Three frames, one apiece from King Kong (1933), The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), and Them! (1954) sneak into Cloverfield (2008) at significant moments.

Them! - 24:06 - Occurs right after Lady Liberty’s landing and subsequence dust cloud, foreshadowing the appearance of the monster’s parasites.

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms - 45:27 - The Rhedosaurus in that movie became a massive threat because of an ancient virus it began to spread through New York. Their appearance takes place right after the parasite attack in the subway, foreshadowing the fatal effects of Marlena’s bite.

King Kong - 1:06:55 - Kong, of course, is famed for swatting at airplanes and for his fixation on a Miss Fay Wray. He shows up right after the monster knocks the helicopter containing most of the main characters out of the sky, and just before said monster pays an individual human notice for the first and only time in the movie.

Oh Ma Cherie…. stop talking.” Lestat purred to the innocent girl, seducing her and starting to suck on her neck. And then he took the fatal bite, ignoring the girl’s cries and struggles to get free. All he cared about was the taste of her blood on his tongue. He drained her dry in a matter of moments, letting her dead body slide down the wall when he realized someone was staring at him.

Is there something you want?” Lestat asked oh so innocently, knowing full well he fed in public.

glarthir  asked:

Hey, I need some advice. A black widow fell into my car the other day, and after doing some research I found out that they're mostly blind and that their bites aren't fatal to healthy adult humans. That's great, but does it hurt a lot to be bitten? Will I have to go to the hospital? Have you ever been bitten by one? I don't think she's going to go after me, but I just want to know in case I startle her or something.

She won’t bite if startled, either! Just if she gets her little face pressed into your skin, and even then, she may not resort to biting at all, or bite without injecting venom.

This all was supported by a series of experiments where people used foam rubber “fingers” to just annoy the shit out of a bunch of widow spiders. Only some of the spiders resorted to biting, and only some of those used any venom, even when “grabbed” for an extended period.

Now, if you do sit on her or something and she envenomates you, your reaction may vary from only itchiness to up to 12 hours of pretty nasty pain and nausea; it may feel like you got the flu, and then got hit by a bus, but that’s only if you got a lot of venom and you’re particularly sensitive.

Chances are also good that she’ll find her way back out of the car on her own.

anonymous asked:

Are there any spiders in Ohio or Illinois that can hurt me? My arachnophobia is more a 'what if it bites me and my arm rots off' phobia; I'm cool around spiders I know can't hurt me, esp ones behind glass, but I don't know what can hurt me so I'm afraid of all free roaming spiders

There are really only four known groups of spiders with medically significant venom- the rest can’t do much worse than a bee sting. (Of course, some individuals can have allergic reactions to spider venom, just like bee stings.)

These four groups are: the widows (Latrodectus sp.), the brown spiders (Loxosceles sp.), the Australian funnel web spiders (Atraxus sp.), and the Brazilian wandering spiders (Phoneutria sp.).

Black widows are found across the U.S. and in parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia. Despite their reputation, most black widow bites are harmless. Many are dry, with no venom injected, and about 75% of those that do contain venom only produce localized pain with no other symptoms.

Occasionally, more severe symptoms do develop in the form of latrodectism. This can cause symptoms such as generalized pain, headache, nausea, sweating, and racing heart. Most of these symptoms resolve within a week and for more severe cases, an antivenom is available. There has only been one death recorded from a black widow bite in US in the last 50 years, and it was an elderly man. Several thousand people in the US get bitten by black widows every year without suffering any major ill effects.

The brown spiders include the brown recluse spider, famed for its necrotizing bite. However, as with the black widow, the deadliness of this spider has been greatly exaggerated. Like the black widow, brown spiders are found worldwide. Also like the black widow, their bites are often venom-free, and even envenomated bites produce nothing more than mild irritation.

Here’s a map of where brown spiders are found in the US:

The brown recluse is very rare in Ohio specifically, so you don’t have much to worry about.

Bites with high concentrations of brown recluse venom can produce a necrotic skin lesion that is slow to heal. About 66% of these lesions heal on their own without complications. Those that do not may require skin grafts or corrective surgery. A systemic response, which is the response that may become fatal, occurs in about 1% of bite victims. In the last decade there have been two recorded fatalities from brown recluse bites, and both were young children. And as a matter of fact, there are no confirmed reports of a necrotizing bite leading to amputation.

Interestingly enough, there are lots of reports of brown recluse “bites” from states where there are no brown recluse spiders. Spiders often get blamed for symptoms that come from everything from lyme disease to lymphoma. My state is not within the brown recluse range and I’ve still heard stories from a number of people who insist they were bitten by the spider.

Australian funnel web spiders are found, obviously, in Australia- specifically along the eastern coast.  While it is suggested that these spiders are more likely to give “wet” bites than the others on this list, there have been no recorded fatalities from their bites in Australia since 1981!

Brazilian wandering spiders are found in parts of Central and South America and are the most venomous spider on this list. This venom, among other things, may give you a lasting erection, which is why some pharmaceutical companies are researching it for use in erectile dysfunction drugs. These spiders are the famed “banana spiders” because they have been found on shipments of bananas outside of South/Central America; however, there are only seven actual recorded cases of this happening. Only about 2.3% of wandering spider bites are medically significant, and again, there have been very few deaths attributed to them.

Spiders, by and large, do not pose a threat to you anywhere in the world.

Further reading: The Spider Myths Site.


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(Bothriechis lateralis) Side-striped palm-pit viper
Mainly hemotoxic w/ strong proteolytic factors. Sometimes bites & envenomates humans, but typical symptoms usually limited to localized pain, swelling, redness, & occasionally dizziness, headache, photosensitivity, & difficulty breathing. Rare reports of human fatalities due to bites by this species have
not yet been confirmed. A polyvalent antivenin that covers this species is produced by the Instituto Clodomiro in Costa Rica. 

The Beast Of Gevaudan

In the 1760s, an area of south-eastern France was terrorised by an enormous, wolf-like beast. The animal attacked and killed over 70 people, most of which were children, by leaping on them and landing a fatal bite to the throat.

General descriptions of the creature refer to reddish fur with black stripes and a large, long-snouted head with short, pointed ears. Some cases also mention exceptional leaping abilities as well as bullet-proof skin and an alleged ability to stand bipedally.

Both military attempts, led by Captain Jean-Baptiste Duhamel, as well as attempts by a famous wolf hunter named Denneval (under direct employment of King Louis XV) to kill the beast failed.

Although the singular identity of the Beast of Gevaudan has never been 100% determined, many large wolves and even an escaped hyena were killed in the area as suspects of at least some of the attacks.

(Naja annulifera) snouted cobra, annulated cobra, banded Egyptian cobra

Generally not very aggressive, but will raise body & spread 10-11 cm wide hood if cornered or distrubed, may strike suddenly if further molested. 

 Mainly contains a potent neurotoxin, & maybe also a cardiotoxic factor, large fangs & venom glands can produce serious envenomation; a number of human bites & fatalities have been reported to have been caused by this species.

amazingspiderham  asked:

Do you have any new Spider-Man AU's? (I've read through all I can find :))

yes we do

There’s a Hyphen by Nightsister (1/1 | 1,871 | PG13)

He’s tall and skinny and his butt looks amazing in that suit. Derek’s not in love, please, he just met the kid. (But it’s a near thing.)

it’s all about luck by allhalethekings (1/1 | 1,344 | G)

“Alright, everyone - we know how excited you are to see this fella so please put your hands together for our Peter Parker, Stiiiiiiiles Stilinski!” The panel moderator announces and Stiles puts a big smile on his face and runs out on the stage.

This is Stiles’s third? fourth? time at San Diego Comic Con and it never gets old.

[Inspired by the TW cast calling Hoechlin in the middle of the TW panel at SDCC]

The Curious Case of Wearing Spandex by MidnightAngel30 (2/? | 10,776 | R)

It’s been six months since the fatal spider bite changed Stiles’ life. For months now, he’s donned the suit and watched over the city when his dad wouldn’t know he was gone. So who were these new guys encroaching on his territory, and why were they like him? Minus the spandex.

The Greatest Debate by AmyTheEleventh (1/1 | 1,284 | PG13)

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Tangled Webs by cathadoodledoo (1/? | 900 | R)

Stiles Stilinski is a pretty average teenager. He’s awkward, doesn’t have a lot of friends, and is in love with a girl who’s so out of his league it’s not even funny.

But when he’s bitten by a genetically engineered spider during his high school field trip to Argent, Inc. and develops strange powers, his whole life turns upside down.

(Cerrophidion godmani) Godman’s montane pitviper

Mainly hemotoxic, w/ potent myotoxic & proteolytic factors. Symptoms of envenomation of humans may include: intense local pain, extensive local swelling (may involve whole limb), widespread itching, fever, headache, nausea & light-headedness (to the point of collapse in one observed case). Few bites & no fatalities of humans reported for this species.