form of water

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Squirtle was never an indigenous specie in the Kroel Region, but it was introduced as a pet and soon raise in popularity. However, its popularity died many people began to release them in the wild where they started to thrive. Since Kroel rivers and ocean are already packed with fierce predators, this pokemon made it home in Kroel swamps which brought a very obvious change. Kroelian squirtles have become ground type pokemons and had grown strong shovel-like claws that help them burrow its way across the muddy waters of the swamps, and their hard shells has evolved to be tougher to protect them from the swamp predators they might find. A kroelian Blastoise is a sight to see, for once a little squirtle reaches this stage of evolution, it will no longer have any predator at all. A kroelian Blastoise is the king of the swamp, changing its cannons for drills that help it expand its territory by digging greater marshes and destroying rocks and trees that might stand on its way, armed with a powerful jaw and terrifying claws there’s no other pokemon that will dare to face it.

???-SQUIRTLE

-Water/Ground
-The Tiny Turtle pokemon
-Ability: Strong Jaw -Rain Dish

–>Evolves at lv. 16<–

???-WARTORTLE
-Water/Ground
-The Turtle Pokemon
-Ability:  Strong Jaw - Rain Dish

–>Evolves at lv. 36<–

???-BLASTOISE
-Water/Ground
-The Shellfish Pokemon
-Ability: Strong Jaw - Rain Dish

–>With Blastoisite<–

???-M. BLASTOISE
-Steel/Ground
-The Shellfish Pokemon
-Ability: Liquid Metal- All water type moves are treated as Steel moves at the same time, and get a 20% power up boost

theguardian.com
Army veterans return to Standing Rock to form a human shield against police
A growing group of military veterans are willing to put their bodies between Native American activists and the police trying to remove them
By Sam Levin

We’re not coming as fighters, but as protectors,” said the 32-year-old marine corps vet, noting that he was concerned about police escalating tactics. “Our role in that situation would be to simply form a barrier between water protectors and the police force and try to take some of that abuse for them.”

Since last fall, police have made roughly 700 arrests, at times deploying water cannons, Mace, rubber bullets, teargas, pepper spray and other less-than-lethal weapons. Private guards for the pipeline have also been accused of violent tactics.

“We have the experience of standing in the face of adverse conditions – militarization, hostility, intimidation,” said Julius Page, a 61-year-old veteran staying at the vets camp.

Dan Luker, a 66-year-old veteran who visited Standing Rock in December and returned this month, said that for many who fought in Vietnam or the Middle East it was “healing” to help water protectors.

“This is the right war, right side,” said Luker, a Vietnam vet from Boston. “Finally, it’s the US military coming on to Sioux land to help, for the first time in history, instead of coming on to Sioux land to kill natives.”

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First post of 2017: Peace Lily recovering from thirst. The observant plant parent should take note of this – soil additives like perlite and coarse sand promote drainage so that’s why at the end of my pouring, you can see some water has drained through to the transparent cachepot. The peat portion of common potting soil is used for water/nutrient retention - thus, like a sponge, you can see the drained water is drawn back into the pot through the drainage holes. The fact that potting soil has both drainage and water retentive capability is why I avoid putting rocks/gravel at the bottom of an enclosed container - the moment any water drains through to the gravel, it is no longer within reach of the soil and thus becomes stagnant - an ideal environment for breeding bacteria. I’m not saying it is impossible to have bacteria-free plants in enclosed containers, I’m just saying that in my house, I control which life forms get to use water. And plants will only use water if they are getting enough light. I hope this deepened your understanding of the ‘Phyto Hallows’: light, water, and soil.

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You probably don’t look this adorable when you swim… The deep-sea flapjack octopus, Opisthoteuthis “adorabilis,” is a cirrate octopus—meaning that a pair of hairlike filaments surround each sucker on its eight webbed arms. Incirrate octopuses—like the giant Pacific octopus—do not have these cirri, and are more commonly found in shallower waters.

A flapjack octopus can use its arms as a parachute to pulse about and catch the current, while two earlike fins help it maneuver over the deep sea floor. Find out more about our research on this adorable and mysterious critter!

some regional drifloon variants, based on their location in-game:

Sinnoh: The standard form of Drifloon.

Unova: Water balloon - found only in a hidden area on a coastal route, this Drifloon entices children to pick it up.

Kalos: Hidden amongst yellow flowers, Drifloon swarms can be found gently bobbing, waiting for bug-type prey.

Hoenn: Weather balloon - They drift in packs far above Hoenn’s surface. Occasionally, they collide with other soaring Pokemon.

Alola: Their flowery crest mimics the flowers left at Hau’oli’s gravestones. Its Wheel of Arceus pattern hypnotises grieving islanders.

To Form an Incense Cone

  1. Dissolve gum arabic in water, approximately one part powder to two parts water.
  2. Allow the material to soak for approximately three hours.
  3. In the meantime, pulverize the herbal material to be used until it is finely powdered (using mortar and pestle or other grinding tool).
  4. Mix this powder into the liquid until it can be shaped into a small cones.
  5. Allow to dry completely in a warm area.

(from The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes)

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Eight Forms of Creating Potions

Yes, this is from a Hogwarts text, however, the information contained therein is accurate and relevant and certainly worth sharing on this blog, if only to fully expand upon the type of material I hope to cover here.

Infusions

An infusion is a form of water based potion, similar to a tea, and best suited for immediate ingestion of delicate ingredients such leaves or petals. To make a magical infusion: pour boiling water over your ingredients in goblet and leave to infuse for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Strain before drinking if necessary. The leaves in an infusion need to steep longer than your average herbal tea, to allow enough time to release their phytochemicals, which are the active ingredients of the potion.

Decoctions

A decoction is another water based potion designed for immediate ingestion. However, it is a more concentrated brew than an infusion and is usually reserved for tougher ingredients such as roots or bark – where prolonged stewing is needed to release the phytochemicals.  A decoction can also be reduced, which is to say, it can be made more concentrated by prolonged simmering which evaporates the water. To make a decoction: simmer your ingredients in water in a cauldron over low heat for 10-30 minutes; then strain. Reduce if necessary with further simmering over a low heat.

Tinctures

A tincture is an alcohol based potion. It fulfills the same function as an infusion or decoction but with the added advantage that it will keep for up to a year. A tincture is suitable for both delicate leaves and tougher materials such as bark as the alcohol releases the chemicals very effectively and in a similar way to the prolonged simmering of a decoction. To make a tincture: steep your ingredients in vodka or another spirit for a week. This allows time for the alcohol to release the active elements in your plant materials. After a week, strain off the liquid into a vial and store for up to a year. Administer sparingly, a tablespoon at a time.

Vinegars

A vinegar fulfils the same purpose as a tincture except that vinegar is used instead of alcohol. Prepare your vinegar in the same manner as a tincture and store for up to a year. A vinegar is useful in the case of alcohol intolerance or where the herb used is particularly bitter as the vinegar will mask it to a great extent.

Syrups

A syrup is the most palatable form of potion. Here magical ingredients are preserved in a sugar solution. A syrup is another potion that will keep for up to a year. It is best suited for occasional use at it is very sweet and could cause tooth decay if taken regularly. A syrup can be taken by the spoonful or alternatively diluter in water in a similar manner to a fruit squash. To make a syrup: first make an infusion or decoction of your ingredients and reduce if necessary. Strain and add sugar to the potion, stirring frequently, until the brew won’t dissolve any more sugar and resembles a syrup. Store in an airtight bottle in a cool, dark place.

Poultices

A poultice is a wad of chopped plant material that is held in place directly over a wound by a bandage. To prepare a poultice: chop your fresh herb and apply directly to a wound or infection. Hold in place over the wound with a bandage. If using chopped dried herbs rehydrate them with some water first. If the herb is tough and hard to handle, try adding some vinegar diluter in water to your poultice.

Fomentations

Fomentations or compresses are cloths that have been dipped in an herbal solution – such as an infusion, decoction, or a tincture – and then are applied to a wound. To prepare a fomentation: first create the required infusion, decoction, or tincture. Then dip your cloth into the liquid, quite liberally, and apply. It is important to use a very clean cloth to prevent the spread of infection.

Salves

A salve is very similar to a lotion or a cream. Magical ingredients are mixed in base of oils or fats for external application to the skin.