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Also, behold my new Giant Peppered Roaches (Archimandrita tesselata). (Warning: Dramatic music.) A nymph, a smol digger child of earth.

Their enclosure:

Why is there no fandom?

Why is there no fandom for The Underland Chronicles? It’s my favorite book series of all time, but no one has read it!

If you don’t know what it is (which most people won’t) it’s a series of books following Gregor and his two year old sister, Boots, as they fall through a grate in their laundry room in New York, and end up in The Underland.

The Underland is a world filled with giant creatures, rats, cockroaches, spiders, bats, and other animals. Humans live there as well, except they are not giant like all the other inhabitants, but they do have violet eyes, white (or very pale) skin, and silver hair. They have a series of prophecies about an Overland (Overland = our world) warrior, who will save them from their enemy. Of course, they think this “warrior” is Gregor, so he’s off on a quest, (but he’s really only going to find his dad who disappeared several years before).

And, I know what you’re thinking “Oh, great, another one of those stories” I agree that the plot line is starting to become overused, but trust me, this is a unique story.

Reasons to read:

1. Gregor brings his two year old sister on a quest in which they will most likely die

2. Some of the characters are giant rats, bats, cockroaches, spiders, and mice,

3. rootbeer can save lives

4. well-written prophecies

5. people making questionable actions

6. Ripred

7. This book was written by Susan Collins, but it is nothing like The Hunger Games

8. In depth characters

9. A plot that actually has layers to it

10. good development, motivation, interactions

11. Questionable actions from the “good” side

12. Ripred. He remains one of my favorite characters of all time.


Anyway, I have no clue where the fandom is, but it needs to exist.

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Gomantong Caves

Located in Malaysia, this cave is home to a very large bat population–millions of them. It’s not the millions of bats that inhabit this cave that will leave your skin crawling, but the giant bat eating cockroaches. The cockroaches graze on giant mounds of bat poop, called guano, as well as the occasional bat or bird that falls onto the cave floor. If that still doesn’t creep you out then you should check out Gomantong’s humungo centipedes that eat the giant cockroaches.

Psych — Season 5  {Sentence Starters}

  • “Wait a second, you’re mad at me for not being mad?”
  • “Okay, just go with me here for a second. I know this is gonna sound crazy.”
  • “I’m shocked at you for not being shocked!”
  • “I’m just getting started, you giant cockroach. You know what? That was out of line. I apologize to cockroaches everywhere.”
  • “Just so you know, if you go to prison, I will not wait for you!”
  • “I know. I know it’s not fair. And you’re right.”
  • “Why, does that scare you? Or does that not scare you? And does THAT scare you?”
  • “The truth is, I want to change, I need to change.”
  • “I get productive when I’m nervous.”
  • “Am I the only person that’s freaked out he’s been sitting there the whole time?”
  • “Sometimes he over-enunciates when he gets uncomfortable.”
  • “My results speak for themselves; you just hold me to a different standard!”
  • “How do you know exactly how much money I have in there?”
  • “You looked like a bad ass, until you clocked yourself in the face.”
  • “Now, let us go forth and kick much ass.”
  • “I know it doesn’t make any sense. Maybe I am crazy.”
  • “I want to be happy too, and for some reason, I can’t imagine that.”
  • “Easily the best purchase I have ever made and I have never regretted it, not for one minute.”

grimnismal  asked:

Red-footed tortoise, Pygmy gecko, and Painted turtle

Red-footed tortoise: What pets do you want to get in the future? already answered but basically all of the fish and birds i can comfortably care for

Pygmy gecko: Do you like insects? What is your favourite kind of insect? infestations of small insects are literally a nightmare scenario but spiders and bees and most other bugs are cool. those giant palmetto cockroach things can go fuck themselves

the little native honeybees are the best tho

a bunch of ppl asked the three-word aesthetic one, and i think it would be much more fun to grab three random words from the list of words i keep on my phone and just mash em together

aeropleustic apogee urbicolous

which is basically word salad

  • Ella Masar: [is in a crowd and can't find Carli] 'This calls for drastic measures'
  • Ella Masar: [uses hands for microphone] "UHM EXCUSE ME, BUT THERE'S A GIANT COCKROACH CRAWLING ACROSS THE FLOOR!!"
  • Carli Lloyd: [from across the room, shrieking] "AHHH, WHERE IS IT!? SOMEONE PLEASE KILL IT NOW."
  • Ella Masar: "There she is"
Giant Cockroaches by Mignon Ledgard

I still cry dead leaves
yet leave open one day of the week
for those who drop by unannounced.

Sweepers brush the streets
all night long. I close my eyes,
let them stroke my hair
while sleep filters through coils
of Paradise boxspring and mattress.

The next one will be
a hammock under a rubber tree
with shiny green ant-boats
that float me in waterdreams.

Oh the water—hold me in cold Lima.
Oregano tongue. Quivers.

Then come back tomorrow
just don’t forget your suede jacket
on my leather sofa.

You do not believe in shamans
but witchcraft casts its veil around
your bed in the Amazon.

You fall into the fog of Lima,
this rising cement city against
mosquito heaven, black lizards,
overgrown egrets with freshwater
shrimp in their beak.

You wake
and forget each night’s fear—

giant roaches gone, it is always fun
to hear the conquest
of paranoia, one night at a time.
It reminds me of how I get through
each wild and boisterous day.