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The Extinct Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger

The Thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times.  It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger (because of its striped lower back) or the Tasmanian wolf.  Native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, it is believed to have become extinct in the 20th century.  It was the last extant member of its family, Thylacinidae;  specimens of other members of the family have been found in the fossil record dating back to the late Oligocene.

The Thylacine had become extremely rare or extinct on the Australian mainland before British settlement of the continent, but it survived on the island of Tasmania along with several other endemic species, including the Tasmanian Devil.  Intensive hunting encouraged by bounties is generally blamed for its extinction, but other contributing factors may have been disease, the introduction of dogs, and human encroachment into its habitat.  Despite its official classification as extinct, sightings are still reported, though none has been conclusively proven.

About the video:  Compilation of all five known Australian silent films featuring the recently extinct thylacines, shot in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania, Australia. Benjamin, the last specimen, is shown in the footage starting from 2:05.  The clips are separated by fades.

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Warcross by Marie Lu 

Expected publication: October 3rd 2017

“ For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem … and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.”

I hadn’t seen a post for this going around but look at the cover reveal! It looks amazing and the description sounds amazing, and I just think Marie Lu is the best! I’m very excited! :D

As it turns out, all Boba Fett needed was a few more seconds of lingering screen time in the original trilogy, because the Fett found in Tales of the Bounty Hunters refuses to shut the fuck up. He doesn’t not shut the fuck up at Jar Jar Binks levels, but compared to his 28 words of dialogue in the movies, him abruptly asking a guy in the middle of a bounty hunt “Does your conscience ever bother you?” is jarring. Tales feels like it was written to appease the one parent in the 1983 audience of Return of the Jedi who asked “WHO’S HE?!?” when Fett came on screen.

It all comes to a head when we finally see what Princess Leia was doing after she got caught by Jabba the Hutt, but before she strangled Jabba to death. Turns out, she was given to Fett as a gift to have sex with, which is a nice answer to the question “What could possibly ruin the magic of Star Wars?” Boba Fett refuses to touch her, though, as he and Leia agree that rape is bad. And good for him. He may talk too much, but at least he’s not the literal worst. But before that, he says “Sex between those not married is immoral.” You know, just in case Sunday School teachers needed some kind of affirmation from a fictional space mercenary.

Why add that? Boba Fett nods in Return of the Jedi. That’s all we get as to hints of his personality in that movie, and now, it’s revealed that he can’t get two sentences deep into a conversation with an enemy without outlining his Judeo-Christian values. He couldn’t leave that one inside the old brain space? Why not just tell her that you shouldn’t covet your neighbor’s possessions while you’re at it, Boba? Oh, you basically do? You dive into a screaming rant about hating Han Solo because Han Solo was a smuggler? Oh shit! That definitely sounds like the Boba Fett I know. Quiet, composed, dangerous, and deeply committed to yelling the Ten Commandments at strangers.

5 Awful Attempts To Give Simple Characters Rich Backstories

mentallyunhelpful  asked:

Could I ask for some bodyguard references and prompts? Thanks!

Hello Darling, I apologize for taking so long to get you answer to this

-”I’m your new bodyguard, I don’t know what you did to the last one but he was so terrified when he got back he had to take a week off…What do you mean bounty hunting??”

-Person A is a famous movie star/singer/athlete and person B is their bodyguard. A gets bored and ditches B just for fun.

-Person A is the child of someone famous and person B is their body guard who has a kid the same age as A. B’s kid and A become besties

-”I don’t need a bodyguard I can protect myself.”
“We’ll see about that.”
“Sure, lets spar, right here, right now”
A beat B easily and offers to teach them some pointers.

-Person A and Person B are both bodyguards to a snobbish person. They mock their charge for amusement when the job gets boring.

-Person A’s bodyguard sucks at their job and A gets kidnapped. B is the replacement sent to save A.
(As it turns out, A doesn’t need saved.)

-Person A is a recluse that hires bodyguards to guard their house. No one had seen A for a long time and one day while B is guarding the front door A comes outside. 

-Person A just started their new job as a bodyguard and no one at their agency will tell them who it is they’re guarding. They go to the address only to find out that they’re guarding person b’s dog/cat/horse/goat/cow/etc

I hope these help! (Ebeth)

boba fett is a disney princess and here are my arguments:

  • son of the mand’alor (yes i know that this isnt a hereditary title BUT EVERYONE WAS SUPER KEEN AT CONTINUING THE FETT LEGACY, CASE IN POINT: SHYSA??)
  • loses the only parent he ever had when hes just a kid
  • has no interest in pursuing the mand’alor responsibility, wants to be free and do his own thing (like every rebel princess)
  • but on the other hand he’s unhealthily attached to the only thing he knows which is bounty hunting, doesnt step outside that one area of expertise (fake sense of security in the attachment passed down to him by a parent figure, RAPUNZEL MUCH?????)
  • but once he chooses to confront the challenge (aka the title of mand’alor), he learns how to become responsible for other people than just himself, opens up to new experiences, starts relationships, learns that it’s okay to ask for help etc etc all around positive character development
  • becomes the leader of his people, ushering new era for mandalore closing his character arc and teaching kids that it’s never too late to reconnect with own culture and other people
  • basically needed a soul-searching journey to come back home and fulfill his destiny while staying true to himself
  • also a good representation as a moc and ?? a clone I GUESS
  • the only thing hes missing is an animal sidekick
  • and songs
  • and a gay-coded villain but since boba is a known gay himself i guess he can have straight-coded villains
  • so jacen solo basically
  • also disney owns sw


From Here on Out

Anon wanted some more NoraxSchultz and I was in the midst of writing some, and I managed to finish it! Huzzah! Below is a fluffy little one-shot between my OC Nora Hamilton and Dr. Schultz. The story thus far is they’ve been on a bounty hunt looking for the assholes who tried to sell her and others into sexual slavery. King eventually catches feelings for her and is conflicted about revealing them. There’s also a bit of backstory for King that I will go into later on. So without further ado, here’s some fic! Enjoy!

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“I Crashed into a Unicorn” Release!

After writing for the past three years, I have finally took the plunge and published this novella of mine. It’s not the first work I’ve written, but it’s something fun and I hope readers will enjoy it. 

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What should have been a routine drive home from Bailey Kim’s job ends up morphing into the catalyst for a chain of strange events. Events that will definitely ruin her hopes of having a quiet end of school year. Bailey is stuck with one distrusting unicorn prince, Yujin, who refuses to leave and claims to be powerless because of her. Hiding a person’s presence in her home, especially a male presence, from her mother’s notice will become another challenge she must deal with on top of school. 

As Bailey and Yujin forge a wary alliance, a bounty hunting duo known for their ruthlessness appear. The bounty hunters, Ophelia and Laertes, intend to establish a black market of talismans they have violently procured from all magical creatures except one. The unicorn. And while hiding Yujin’s presence from her mother is difficult, hiding him from two highly skilled bounty hunters is impossible. 

Not one to believe anything in the occult, Bailey has a hard time accepting that her life has been drastically upended. Until she becomes the source of a dormant power of her own. One that might help her get through the chaos and give her a fighting a chance at normalcy again. 

Has anyone considered a Guardians of the Galaxy AU yet?
Please consider:

Lance in the role of Peter/Star-Lord: Charming, roguish pilot  (and unsuccessful flirt) a long way from home.  Was taken from his home as a child after his mother dies; his walkman and mixtape are his only connections to home.  He was taken by mercenary gang (known as the Garrison), who were originally contracted to take Lance to his father. 

Keith as Gamora: A talented assassin whose family was killed when he was a child.  He was “adopted” and trained by Zarkon, before rebelling when he learned of Sendak’s plan to destroy Altea.  

Hunk as Groot: Intelligent and honestly the most lovable of the group. The most hesitant to enter a fight, but one of the strongest fighters on the team. The last of his people (whether or not he’s flora colossus is yet undetermined).  Been a bounty-hunting duo with Pidge for years.  Talented engineer and mechanic.

Pidge as Rocket: Small and a genius (not a raccoon, but maybe along the lines of Gremlin Pidge? Or not idk).  Always ready to fight and sensitive about being called small.  Can make weapons out of anything (and if Hunk’s helping - watch out). Currently working as a bounty hunter with Hunk even as Pidge is looking for their father and brother.

Shiro as Drax: Extremely strong and skilled close combat fighter. When on a job with Sam and Matt, they were captured by Sendak - which is why he has such a grudge against him.  Unbeknownst to each other, Shiro has been searching for Sam and Matt, just like Pidge.

Allura: Princess of Xander and leader of the Nova Corps. Has taken over role after the death of her father at the hands of the Galra. Later coordinates Voltron’s (GotG’s) missions

Coran: Member of Nova Corps and Allura’s second in command

Zarkon: Thanos

Sendak: Ronan the Accuser

Haggar: A more nefarious Collector

Altea: Xander, home of Nova Corps

Balmera: Knowhere 

lunae-lux  asked:

Dear past self,

Dear past self at sixteen-cycles-old,

You’re an idiot, you know.

What in the hells do you think you’re doing, wandering around like you own the world? You aren’t untouchable: every action you take has a consequence, but your particular actions won’t even directly affect your stupid ass.

You are going to hurt Charlotte.

You are going to hurt Eloise.

You are going to hurt Allimance.

You are going to hurt Avigail, and I know it is far too early for you to know who that is, but I guarantee that you’re going to break her heart.

Why the hell can’t you get your head out of your ass and think about what it is you’re doing? You have so much power, but you are the most irresponsible piece of shit I have ever met, and nothing you do will come back to crush you as it does those surrounding you.

Stop bounty hunting, it isn’t good for you.

Instead, return to Ul’dah. I know how much you hate the place, but go back. In Pearl Lane, there’ll be a little girl, homeless in the streets. Though she looks weak: I guarantee that she’ll likely try to beat you up if you step too close to her. She is your half-sister, Avigail Amaranth. Help her off the streets; you stole enough money from your mother to provide for her, so do it.

After you’ve found a place for the both of you to stay, go to the Arrzaneth Ossuary and study. You may not have displayed a knack for Thaumaturgy yet, but I promise you that the talent is there, just work hard for it. 

You’ll find a girl there, studying just as you. Her heart will be broken, as yours was, but with work you can mend it. Don’t let her continue on the path she’s walking - not alone. 

Love her, Oliver. It will be the best thing you have ever done, and best thing you ever will do.

Stupid kid.

Oliver Amaranth.

I Can’t Do This Anymore

Poe Dameron/Reader

Reader is a bounty hunter who grew up on Yavin 4 with Poe Dameron.  Now the two of them are lovers.  Poe constantly pesters the reader to join the resistance, but she sees no point and only knows life in the ways of a bounty hunter.  This eventually sparks an argument that makes them both question their relationship…

Author: Charlee

Anon Asked:  Could you please write an angsty Poe Dameron/reader where Poe and reader have their first fight/argument as a couple? The fight is really intense and heated and they question a lot about their relationship but it ends in some really great fluff?? Xo

Word Count: 1285

A/N: really sorry if this sucks, As i was writing this a million things were happening and its been a shitty night guys… enjoy…

Exhaustion fell over you as you returned to your little underground home beneath the sands of Jakku.  Another hunt completed, another bounty collected.  As you walked closer to your home, you notice a ship parked near by.  An X-Wing painted black and orange.  “Poe…” you whisper, a soft smile coming to your face as you step down into your home.

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Sometimes in Titanfall 2, when it’s time to bail out because your titan’s hp is about done for, you get a little message…

Once, I was using Ion and had a decent streak going in the bounty hunt list, but ultimately, as ever, a Legion took me down. 

Right as I was mashing the button to eject, I noticed a little something. Down at the bottom it said “It was fun.” And before I can even process that, pchoooooooo, out I go. 

My titan told me they had fun with me right before getting destroyed. And that’s pretty tragic. 


Anders stayed away from the Dales since he wanted to keep Oswald safe, and he was still hunted by templars and bounty hunters. Many people wanted him dead.

But after the rifts started to appear, he heard the rumors. That Oswald was there, survived the Conclave, and was now hailed as some sort of messiah. He had to see it for himself. At least he had to make sure his old friend was alive.

So he snuck into Haven among the other pilgrims who wanted to meet the Herald and join her cause.

He didn’t expect to see Cullen right outside. He barely avoided him. Shit. This was a bad idea.

This guy! I just noticed he’s totally a miner Vehicon turned bounty hunter! That’s pretty awesome. I knew there was something I liked about him. Can we just have Starscream and his crew be the focus of the show? They’re cool! I forget what his name is. I think they only said it once.

3...2...1...Let's Color Pie

Few works of science fiction have captured the fun, drama, and action of the space western as well as Cowboy Bebop. Few works of fiction, period, have developed such a unified sense of style either; music, editing, color, movement, all work in unison to provide one of the fullest experiences anime has to offer.

If you haven’t entered the world of Cowboy Bebop yet, then bookmark this page, go watch it, and come back later. You’ll be doing yourself a service. And you’ll also understand this article, which will be looking at the color pie identities of the six main characters. Buckle your seatbelts, folks, and let’s jam.

Spike Spiegel

Despite wearing a navy suit, Spike is stoked by the fires of Red mana. Spike follows his gut, having little patience for the investigative part of bounty hunting. He’s reckless, rude, brash, and bawdy, and that’s why we love him. Anger drives him to compete with the cowboy Andy; apathy means he won’t bother chasing down Faye.

Spike’s central narrative, however, reveals his strongest passion: Julia. Spike used to be a hitman in the Red Dragon syndicate, but fled with Julia to pursue their love. This doesn’t work out, but Spike still jumps at any clue of Julia’s location. Emotional loyalty is one of the Reddest traits there is.

Spike’s whirlwind emotions and martial prowess solidify him as a mono-Red character.

Jet Black

In his old life, Jet Black was a hardboiled detective on Ganymede. He earned the nickname “Black Dog,” because once he got a lead, he would bite down on a case and never let it go. As a lawman, Jet was mono-White. But a betrayal by a trusted colleague left Jet physically, and emotionally, damaged.

Jet shut himself off from others. His independence and self-reliance grew out of loneliness. A pragmatic Jet Black rose from the ashes of his police days, giving us a bounty hunter with many Black traits supporting his White ones. Jet still aims to uphold the law, but now he does so with the lawlessness of the bounty hunter. His friendship with Spike tests trust constantly, Jet always skeptical of the motives of others.

Stuck between his past ideals and a realization that the world isn’t so tidy, Jet showcases the conflicts within a White/Black identity.

Faye Valentine

Ceaseless flirt, addicted gambler, and people-user. Faye Valentine is a paragon of Black/Red when we first meet her. She teams up with the Bebop crew when it’s convenient for her, often double-crossing Spike and Jet. Faye is running from debt collectors, hitmen, other bounty hunters, and more. She trusts no one, letting her wild life and in-the-moment desires propel her through the cosmos.

In the middle of the series, however, we’re exposed to this other side of Faye. She was cryogenically frozen decades ago, awoken in a world with no memory of her past. We discover Faye’s central drive: finding her place in this new world of space colonization and outlaws. Faye works hard to dig up the mysteries of her past, diligently putting the pieces together. Ultimately, however, Faye realizes she can never reclaim that part of her life. She must continue to look to the future and reforge her life.

Jetsetter Faye Valentine is introduced as a hedonistic Black/Red character, but her character develops a subtle Blue streak as well.

Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV

The hacker Radical Edward is certainly the strangest member of the Bebop crew. Orphaned on the ruins of Earth, Ed is a computer genius that uses her skills to solve numerous problems in the bounty hunter lifestyle. She’s centered in Blue, using logic, reason, and technology to hack her way into our hearts.

Except when she isn’t. Sometimes Ed seems like a genius. Other times she acts almost feral, growling and howling along with Ein. These are classically Green traits, though Ed also displays Green’s naïve willingness to accept what it sees as truth. She whines and screams, hugs and hassles, showcasing her emotional Red side as well.

“Eccentric” doesn’t quite cover Ed’s Blue/Red/Green personality, which eventually takes her from the Bebop as weirdly as it brought her to the ship.


Arguably the most loveable character on Cowboy Bebop, Ein the corgi that joins the crew early in the series. Most of the time Ein is busy doing dog things like eating and barking and peeing. You know, the Green stuff that makes animals animals.

But Ein has a secret. He isn’t just some Green animal. Ein is a genetically engineered data dog, meaning his brain and whatnot has been altered by science to be super-smart. Science making you a genius? Reeks of Blue. Ein is so smart that he’s even displayed better hacking talents than Ed. None of the crew ever recognizes Ein’s intelligence, leaving him to solve problems here and there unnoticed.

As a genetically enhanced genius-animal, Ein is solidly Green/Blue.


Vicious is Spike’s rival in the series, though they used to be best friends when they worked for the Red Dragon syndicate. This friendship fell apart, however, when a woman got between them. Both Vicious and Spike had a thing for Julia, and Vicious is the one responsible for thwarting Spike’s escape with her.

Remaining in the syndicate, Vicious soured over the years and became even more violent. He has a harsh personality, cutting down anyone who gets in his way. Without Spike or Julia, Vicious is left to fight only for his own power. He eventually usurps the leaders of the Red Dragon, naming himself the sole inheritor of the criminal organization.

Vicious’s brutality and lust for power darken him as a classically mono-Black villain.

See You, Space Cowboy

Traditional to the western genre, Cowboy Bebop doesn’t feature a whole lot of White-aligned characters. The frontier is a land of outlaws, violence, crime, and survival. Spike and Jet make a classic bounty hunter duo, one reckless and one careful. Faye rides in like a storm to shake things up, while the smarts of Ed and Ein help the crew through their adventures. Vicious fulfils a standard archetype, his cold demeanor foiling Spike’s animated nature.

Until next time, planeswalkers, *bang*