i love dinosaurs okay

“Is Bruce in here?” Tim figured he might be— Bruce spent a lot of time in the children’s wing of Wayne Enterprises. There were a dozen or so kids in daycare most weekdays, and Bruce liked to hang out.

Tim liked to hang out too. They had nice snacks, and he’d known most of the kids since they were toddlers. And sometimes naps were mandatory.

“Conference call,” Damian told him. (For someone who claimed to hate naps, snackfood, kids, and humanity in general, Damian also spent a lot of time in the children’s wing.) “I don’t know where.” 

He went back to what he was doing, which was arranging a set of pewter soldiers into a complex model of a battlefield, presumably for the benefit of the preschooler sitting next to him. 

“What’s this?”

“The Battle of Issus, 333 BC.”

“Right, obviously.” Tim decided he was curious, so he settled down on the mats to watch.  Damian finished his model; he pulled a marker from the art table and used it as a pointer. 

“Okay. This is the Macedonian army, outnumbered but in the better tactical position, south of the Pinarus River. Their leader is Alexander the Great. And this—” He pointed to his enemy line. “—is the Achaemenid Empire. They’re about to lose.”

Damian tapped his marker on the Macedonian right. “This is the companion calvary, Alexander’s elite force, and they—” he cut off when he noticed his pupil digging in the toy bin, clearly distracted. The kid came up with a battered Transformer, which he set behind Damian’s lines. 

“Elliot. Alexander did not have robots.”

“But,” said Tim, rummaging through the box himself, “did he have wizards?” He pulled a bearded magician out of the tub and held it up for Damian to see. 

“You know he didn’t.”

Tim passed the wizard to Elliot. “But what if he did?”


“How would that go?”


“Abracadabra, Alexander!” Elliot yelled, gleefully smashing through Damian’s entire left flank.

“Damn it, Drake.” Damian sighed in frustration— not quite the rise Tim was hoping for, but still something. He dropped Elliot’s discarded robot back into the box.

“I don’t know what you were expecting,” Tim told him. “Elliot’s four. He’s too young for— what is this— military history?”

“He was doing fine before you showed up.” Damian started to re-erect his soldiers, but he gave it up after Elliot came in for a second pass. “Which is typical, isn’t it?”

“Good one.”

“Thank you.” Damian crossed his arms. “Fine. I’ll bite. When is he supposed to learn this kind of thing?”

“High school? Maybe never.”

“That can’t be right.”

“Have I ever lied to you?”

“Frequently.” Damian rolled his eyes. “I’m getting a second opinion.”

“I’ll wait.”

Damian checked the room for potential allies. “Thomas?” he called over his shoulder, “You learned military strategy as a kid, right?”

Duke looked up from the book he was reading to a pair of kindergardeners. “Just you, man.”

“Told you.” Tim fished a bag of plastic ninja from the toy box and arranged them pointedly into a row. “How are you still surprised by this kind of thing?”

Damian glared at him. “Okay, first of all? I’m not a— hold on a second. Elliot!”

Elliot froze with a large, plastic dinosaur held aloft over the battlefield. He drew it sheepishly back to his chest. “Sorry.”

“Not in the calvary wing,” Damian told him. “You’ll scare the horses.”

“Here?” Elliot pointed to the front of the phalanx.



“Aim for his center.” Damian turned back to Tim. “Anyway. Why are you still talking to me? I thought we had an agreement about unnecessary contact.”

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I’m back from Sydnova and my lil holiday visiting a good friend near Newcastle for a week. It was great - we went to the zoo and saw long leg dogs maned wolves. SO ELEGANCE.

Anyway, back to cute dinos! Here is a plesiosaur. Pleasediosaur. haha


The hard life of a dino.

Jeonghan : Are You My Mom Now? (pt 2)

[table of contents] I. II. III. IV.

Summary: Part 2 of jeonghan’s single dad au because… why not…. it was already pretty much finished when I wrote it but I wanted to continue it just because I love Jeonghan….. this part is just summarizing a regular morning in the apartment and also the introduction of the nickname Dino (it’ll be somewhat explained in the next part)

His arm tightening around your waist is usually what wakes you up in the morning. You turn over in his hold, leaning forward and pressing a kiss to his forehead. Today, the room smells vaguely of freshly dyed hair, and you curl your fingers through his short locks as he smiles at you, his eyes still closed as he struggles to pull himself out of sleep. Then, the door is nudged open and Chan walks into the room with a too-big blanket wrapped around his body like a cape and his favourite stuffed toy in his arms.

“Are you hungry, baby?” You ask, sitting up in bed, Jeonghan’s arm around your waist falling loosely into your lap. Chan nods.

“Should I make you some oatmeal with fruit?” You say. The boy nods excitedly, clutching his dinosaur toy in his fists and offering you a toothy smile.

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It’s Toy Fair times again and we’re finally getting looks at all sorts of things. Including this fellow, Rescue Bots Optimus Primal. A rescue-dinosaur upgrade for Optimus Prime coming in Season 2 of the cartoon.

I just love this idea okay. Actually, the whole cast is getting dinosaur forms that take elements from their previous vehicle forms. It’s pretty fantastic.

Manga Studio, Photoshop.

look at all her freckl

my part in the art trade with @mimimonart! I had so much fun drawing this and I really hope you like!!!

arabskaya-devushka  asked:

hallo! 47, 61 and 63

47. If you could ask your future self one question, what would it be?

WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOUR WORKING AS DID YOU FIGURE SOMETHING OUT??? (let’s say that’s one question lmao)

61. Do you often read your horoscope?

Yes hahaha I love reading it idk why

63. Which is cooler: dinosaurs or dragons?

Okay, this is really hard and my heart hurts but- dragons. I still love dinos tho. 

Thank you!!! 

anonymous asked:

favorite dinosaur??

okay im really bad w/ their names but lemme list the ones i can remember

plesiosaurus, megalodon, spinosaurus, deinosuchus, tyrannosaurus, utahraptors/velociraptors, triceratops, and most species of pterosaur

also picathartes are a really neat species that’s a few million year old and still currently alive

(quality boys)

My entire life is spent tripping over myself as I struggle between just telling people “I like dinosaurs” or going into an exhaustive, week-long explanation on the three billion years of cool prehistoric life that isn’t dinosaurs

Since this has filled my inbox for days, I'll go ahead and address it DOCTOR WHO SPOILERS BELOW.

My Thoughts on Deep Breath

Honestly….I liked it but I wasn’t a huge fan…

Let me preface by saying that I Had absolutely no problems with Capaldi as the Doctor. He was lovely and different, I think he’s the most unique Doctor we’ve had in a while, which should be quite interesting. He’s kinda like Three mixed with One and just a dash of Forth, since he has a simular kinda weird, older face, and pulls of that Forth-y kind of ‘I might like you, or hold you in total contempt, you will never know because my face is so hard to read’ kinda look.

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I mean look at that face, he could just be listening to you passively, or plotting to throw you into the sun. He’s MUCH less readable than 11 or 10, which is fresh. I loved that 'Attack Eyebrows’ comment, and a lot of his time on screen has some REALLY smart and clever dialog that you might not catch first time round. 

Alright, now with that out of the way, let me say the biggest thing that bugged me about this episode.

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This dinosaur. This dinosaur right here was a BIG problem for me. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the moments where the Doctor was translating for her, and seeing him so broken up at the loss of a creature so alien to us (Figuratively) was great characterization. It made for a FANTASTIC opening that could really only happen in Doctor Who, but my problem was…after the dinosaur met it’s end…it really wasn’t properly addressed again. It’s never properly explained how they manged to BURN A DINOSAUR TO CINDERS, as a matter of fact the method of spontaneous combustion in general is kinda glossed over. It’s not a big part of the Half Faced Man’s character. Usually if the first half of your episode sets up spontaneous combustion as a large part of a murder plot, it’s delved into a little bit more, but it was just kinda glossed over once the Dino was out of the picture.

The problem, the big problem, for me was that after the dinosaur was gone, you could have totally forgotten it happened and if you changed one or two lines in the later half only slightly it wouldn’t have mattered. It could have been anything in the middle of London, there was nothing except for a few bits of technobable about eye-fluid that necessitated that it be a dinosaur.

And I know what you might be thinking 'It helps explain just how long the Half Faced Man has been on earth’, and that’s true. But the same thing could have been explained any old way. The Doctor could have found an ancient plant or a bit of amber around the restaurant. The thing that bugged me is, IF YOU’RE GONNA HAVE A DINOSAUR IN THE MIDDLE OF VICTORIAN LONDON THAT BETTER BE YOUR MAIN PLOTLINE. 

I’m sorry, but that is just not a sideplot. That is not something that you ignore for the rest of the episode. I mean sure, if you want to use that to explain the age of the robots in London, go ahead, but you still put a dinosaur in the middle of Victorian London. They try to kind of handwave why that’s not in the historybooks by having one guy say 'It’s the government’ but I gotta call shenanigans on that. The fact that the people of London know what dinosaurs are in whatever time-period that was means that someone, somewhere in that town knows their dinosaurs and brought said knowledge to the masses. If that didn’t make a FOOTNOTE in modern history, you’ve got a problem. 

I’m sorry if I seem really stuck on the dinosaur thing, but can you blame me? I was EXCITED when I saw that in the trailer, I thought that was the CLIMAX of an episode. 'Oh God, a dinosaur in the middle of London, that can’t be good’, but nope, it’s gone halfway through and used to explain 5% of the villain’s back-story. I mean…just…just no! If you’re gonna do something that out there, that strange and that creative, you had better bloody well explain it all the way through, and there’d better be a satisfying pay off. By bringing that element into the world of your story the viewer expects something to be done with it. You can’t open with a T-Rex in the middle of London and have that as a SIDE PLOT. 

Okay…Okay I’m done….


AGAIN I’M SORRY BUT I LOVE DINOSAURS OKAY? And Doctor who has only recently been able to do anything with dinosaurs, we got Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, which I liked a fair bit, but before that the most we got were the Silurians and a third Doctor Audiodrama/book:

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If you’re gonna put a dinosaur in all your trailers, IN THE MIDDLE OF LONDON NO LESS, I want that dinosaur to be a main part of the plot. And that’s not just a personal preference, it is a legitimate pacing problem. If you watch the first half, and the second half of this episode, it seems like two different episodes. There’s just too much going on. It’s writing 101, if you introduce too many fantastic elements things get muddled. 

I mean the episode should have been about robots running a restaurant that steals human body parts (Which is a GOOD set up) or about a dinosaur in Victorian London. If I said the sentence: I want to write a story about an organ stealing restaurant set in Victorian London, where a dinosaur chokes on the TARDIS and gets transported to that time-period and blown up in the middle of the city’ I’d get whacked on the head. It made the episode too busy and I didn’t like it. 

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Okay…now I’m done…I just…I really like dinosaurs okay?

Anyway, moving on from that, I liked a lot of the rest of the episode. I’ve had a really hard time connecting to Clara since she got in as companion, and I thought she had some really, really great moments in this episode, so I’m starting to warm up to her. There’s been this really weird habit of the writers (And while Moffat gets the brunt of my ire there are people beyond him) of kind of hand waving her durring the last few episodes. She was hardly there in the 50th, and her big moment in 11’s last episode was to cry against a crack in the wall and beg OTHER people to save him. That Clara and this Clara don’t even seem like the same person, this Clara out bluffed a robot who was wearing other people like a suit, into not hurting her in a metaphorical poker game where all she had to play with were Uno cards. 

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This doesn’t seem like the 'Sidekick’ Clara we have been seeing since she came back from her Victorian death (Baring Rings of Akhaten and Hide.) This is the Clara that kicks fanny in her own right and if left alone by the Doctor could probably talk down the Daleks with a spoon. THAT is the Clara I’ve been wanting to see, and seeing it made me grin like a moron.

Now that’s not to say that Clara’s problem free. To me, one of the main themes of the episode fell a little flat. The theme is of her being so bugged by the Doctor’s change of face. Vastra is very harsh to her about this in a leagthy scene in which she calls her out for being shallow. The reason that scene doesn’t mesh with me is that…it really doesn’t seem like Clara of all people should be THIS shocked about it, if anything she should be taking it better than the Victorian crew. She lived an infinity of lives with EVERY Doctor, this should just be another week for her. And even if the defense that she may not remember all of that is posed (Which they should really address in-canon at some point, it seems like it’d be kinda important to her character) she was there durring the 50th, she stood in the same room with three of the Doctor.

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I mean I don’t care if the War Doctor is younger than Capaldi as far as casting goes, he looks like ten miles of bad road in a hailstorm and she was hunky dory with meeting him. This could not feasibly have been a surprise to her. She had to be the most prepared of any companion in modern Who for this kind of thing, and a HUGE chunk of the episode is her reacting rather poorly to it. It takes the 11th Doctor calling her up (An admittedly touching scene I liked) to get her to really warm up to him. I mean sure, she saw her best friend change right in front of her, but she literally got pecked on the cheek by another version of him once, AND saw a version of him thought to have committed mass genocide. It just seems a bit odd to me to hinge such a large part of the episode on her reaction when she basically had a crash course in regeneration. 

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As for the 'Victorian Crew’ as I’ve dubbed them. I like these characters, I liked them when they were introduced, and I like them now, but they need to evolve a little. I know Drax’s antics are funny, and that whole tossing Clara the paper scene literally made me pause the episode, but they need to evolve a little. They’ve been here since A Good Man Goes to War and they really haven’t changed much. We get the same jokes every time we see them. Moffat kind of points and says 'Oooh Lesbians, how weird and funny’ to the point where I think Vastra and Jenny’s genuinely interesting relationship has become more of a gag than a legitimate part of the universe, and those funny Antics from Drax are getting predictable. When they were first introduced it made the Doctor’s universe seem huge. It was “Wow, he met all these people while we weren’t looking’, but returning to those same characters every time he needs a sulk or a rest makes the universe seem a bit smaller. I’d like some variance. I mean every season has a 'Hub’ time period that’s usually the modern day, and I like that they’re changing it up so that the hub is a bit less familiar, but usually the characters at the hub are drastically affected by the Doctor’s actions, and have to change and adapt as a result. Thus, returning to that period of time has a bit of suspense. Sure this is because those characters are usually 'Normal’, but even creatures from beyond the stars can change…They just seem kinda samey, to the point where when I see them in an episode I get kinda wary, which makes me sad. 

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Okay, away from that, back to the good stuff. In the end, though I think the Half Faced Man could have been served better as a villain if half the episode focused on him more rather than the dinosaur, I DID like him. The actor did a great job, and the villain fits thematically with the themes of the episode, amazingly so actually. If the episode focused purely on those themes, the man who steals faces being met by a Doctor dealing with his newest visage, it could have been amazing. The Doctor is wondering who he is now, and if his long life has made him so alien to his past self that he’s just not the same man anymore. That is a wonderful crises for the Doctor to have, and that speech about replacing the head and the handle of a broom was one of the best moments of Doctor Who I’ve seen in a while. The problem for me was they tried to do too much with it, the episode seems too busy and the pacing suffers. If they’d had more of a slow build instead of 'Dinosaur in London’ as the opener, to build up the villain and build a structure upon those good themes presented later, I feel it would have been stronger. 

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All in all I just feel it suffers from some problems that the series has been plagued with a lot in its newest incarnation. They’ve begun to kind of handwave the effects the Doctor’s travels to the past have on the future (That is not a new problem, giant cyberman in ye'old London town? Come on, that’s gotta be pretty important when Light-bulbs aren’t even terribly common. 11 handwaves it, but never commits to explaining.), the series grows a bit too muddled at times (Again, not a new problem, but particularly noticeable with Moffat and his longer arcs). And Moffat continues to be really weird about women in general, I’m not sure I like that new (Possible) villian from the end of the episode. I think we kinda did the whole 'Maybe evil, maybe not’ love interest business with River Song, but that seems to be the only kind of villain to appear in Moffat story-lines. The second I heard the word 'Boyfriend’ I groaned audibly. I know he can do better than this, but as of late I’ve kinda lost faith in him as a person and as a writer. It’s really sad because I do love this show, and there are some sparkling moments of pure brilliance in here, but there’s so bogged down by a disjointed plotline, bad pacing and odd characterization as far as Clara’s delima that I kinda just lose my excitement.

I do look forwards to the next episode, and seeing Capaldi settle into his role more, but I’m kinda worried…That’s all I’ll say for now.