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Crested barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii)

The crested barbet is a sub-Saharan bird in the Lybiidae family. With its thick bill and very colourful plumage the crested barbet is unmistakable. The crested barbet feeds on insects, other birds’ eggs and fruits and sometimes mice. They are found singly or in pairs. They like to bounce around on the ground looking for food, they usually call from a branch out in the open. They do not fly easily and then only for short distances. Crested barbets roost in holes in trees.

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i was playing animal crossing with @horrifichymns and this happened

,,except it was an axe


Seattle Sounders (Grunge Singers)

Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam
Mark Arm, Mudhoney
Courtney Love, Hole
Layne Staley, Alice in Chains
Chris Cornell, Soundgarden
Kurt Cobain, Nirvana
Andrew Wood, Mother Love Bone
Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees
Ben McMillan, Skin Yard

These Indian rose-ringed parakeets returned to their roosting and nesting hole high up in a tree in India’s Keoladeo national park, only to find that a Bengal monitor lizard had taken up residence. The birds immediately set about trying to evict the squatter. They bit the monitor lizard’s tail, hanging on for a couple of seconds at a time, until it retreated into the hole. They would then harass it when it tried to come out to bask. This went on for two days. Photograph: Ganesh H. Shankar

So lemme tell you a story. An Achievement Hunter story. Specifically the story of how I discovered Achievement Hunter. I randomly happened upon Achievement Hunter Minecraft Part 200 on the day it came out. I quickly realized that I had no idea what they were talking about. So, I decided to watch one or two episodes to see if it would help me understand.

And that is how Achievement Hunter tricked me into watching 200 Minecraft videos in 2 weeks.

I just spent an hour of my life trying to work out the validity of The Apple Tree Yard and whether it really does have 4 episodes or if this is a big conspiracy and it’s actually Sherlock episode 4. The IMDB page is really off, the amount of characters who appear in episodes doesn’t seem right. But this could just be because it’s a small series and IMDB fucks up a lot.

Who knows. Maybe the last episode was a dream that was created in the mind of John, complete with obvious horror film references and huge plot holes. I mean, it’s not like they spent freackin years writing these episodes…

It’s not like Moffat wrote two episodes in Doctor Who (specifically Forest of the Dead) which used cinematography and plot to make everything seem like a dream - mixing the temporality of the plot, and people appearing in places with no allusion to how they went from one place to another… just like in …. Sherlock TFP?

It’s not like an Apple Tree is painted on the wall of the nursery in Sherlock.

It’s not like the protagonist in the Apple Tree Yard is called Carmichael and is played by an actor whose last name is Watson, cause both those names aren’t linked to Sherlock… right?

Well, we’ll just have to see on 22/1/b Baker Street, what? sorry i mean 22/1/2017 I suppose….

The longer the tail the more virile the male. The long dramatic tail of the male Emerald Prawn is a physiological marker to females of a males prowess, health and virility. Months prior to mating season, males will begin to seek out large expanses of feeding territory, to engorged, store fats and grow segments of their tails. The more dominant the male the larger the feeding territory, the larger the tail and chances of mating.

His long tail will be offered as a gift to his mate once copulation is complete. Females are entombed within tree hollows, where she will lay and rear her young. They will exclusively feed upon the tail offering.

The male will act as guard, protecting the tree from predators. Once matured, His large jaws will break the sealed tree hole, releasing his captive family. They will separate from that point.

Picking a suitable male is a serious matter. Juvenile males have been known to abandon their mates, resulting in the death of his mate and young.

These Eyes Aren’t Black Holes

for they transport me
to future memories,
and disconnected from being
in any way sequential.     

Ocular wormholes,
floating through white space,
are portals
transferring me
in first person 
into situations I cannot yet feel
with air I cannot yet taste
and people I cannot yet love.

These radial bursts of colour
are just energetic burnoff
cause by the dreams 
only my hopeful mind can fathom,
and yours burn with shades
I can nestle myself in.

Tea leaves,
eroded with palm lines
(a dialect some understand,
but a bible I wish I could obey)
that project palm leaves
fanning the flames
two bodies of water can muster.

I have been transported once again
to a place born in dearest hope.