gliding

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Nature includes many animals that are so-called fliers: flying squirrels, flying snakes, and draco lizards, to name a few. These animals aren’t true fliers like birds, bats, or insects, though. Instead, they are expert gliders, able to produce enough lift to control their descent and land safely at a distance far greater than a normal leap could carry them. Like the flying squirrel, the draco lizard extends a thin membrane that acts as its wings. The additional area provides enough lift that the lizards can glide as far as 60 m (200 ft) while only losing 10 m (33 ft) in altitude. That’s an impressive glide ratio - about 3 times better than the Northern flying squirrel and twice as good as a wingsuit. (Video credit: BBC/Planet Earth II)

Ooh, I’ll bet it’s almost time for the gang to make an appearance.

Establishing shot of hang gliders… promising!

Cut in close… wonder what–

–GAHHHHHHH

FREDDY

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING

…I mean, wow. Even Shag and Scoob don’t seem too sure about it.

Cut to… eh? Wait, what?

Are those… are those sniper crosshairs?

Well. That accelerated quickly.

…eh? What was that flash?

Oh… it was just Velma taking a photo? Phew, that’s a lot more–

…wait, and her digital camera has only one real button, and records photos that look nothing like the scene looked when she took them?

This is gonna be a looooong couple weeks.

Jumps, Explained

So, going by the tags on my recent jump gifsets, the difference between jumps is apparently still a source of great bewilderment for some people. Now I could link you to some excellent posts on the topic, but since I am, as usual, an extra lil piece of dirt with too much work to do and a lifetime’s worth of procrastination, I’ve decided to put together my own layman’s guide to identifying figure skating jumps (stressed on the layman part).

First, here be a flowchart, since everybody loves flowcharts, right?

If the flowchart works as intended and you can now tell the jumps apart, great! If you need a bit more explanation and illustration, read on.

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Spyro!! (OG version)

I’ve been watching JackSepticEye play Spyro 3 lately.. It’s a game I cannot say I got to play a lot of during my youth since .. I /did/ have a Playstation, but most of my games were for the N64…

I did get to play Spyro 2 for quite a bit whenever we went to the video store and rented it! (What the heck is that, old lady?? xD) 

Between renting Spyro and Majora’s Mask often, we never really got /too/ far into the series, but I love Dragons, and I often wished we owned the games so I could really get into them.. I wish it was a bigger part of my childhood, but I just wanted to draw that cute little dragon so frigging much. 

Now that I am older, I wish there was a proper Spyro game I could track down on a new system to play… Buuuuuuut… I’ve already played a bit of skylanders, and really he’s just a cameo… and he’s not as cute.. like… at all… >.>;;