When Boosie Badazz shows up at his record label headquarters, you would think the fucking mayor arrived. In a red Polo windbreaker, jeans, and crisp white kicks, Boosie comes walking in as waves of cries of “Hi Boosie!” fill the otherwise dim halls of Atlantic Records’ midtown office. No sooner does he sit at a conference room table than a plate of food arrives and he’s shoveling in rice with the same enthusiasm with which he’s been feeding the streets with his music since Y2K. “How’s that food, Boosie?” someone yells from a cubicle. “It’s goooood,” he says, flashing his gold-capped incisors with diamond studs. Boosie is the dude corporations ogle at: an artist whose product oozes with street authenticity yet who seems to have finally shaken off the liability of keeping one foot in the trap. Also, he’s a nice guy.

Boosie Badazz is the South’s unsung hero. Raised in Baton Rouge and groomed in the streets, he’s the quintessential regional rap figurehead. His rhymes tell stories seemingly ripped from lurid newspaper headlines, detailing trap happenings over basslines that make perfect strip club soundtracks. Boosie began his career in the late 90s as part of the group Concentration Camp, trained by his cousin, former No Limit soldier Young Bleed. By 2001, he inked a deal with Trill Entertainment, led by the legendary Pimp C, and he has been Trill ever since. For most people above the Mason-Dixon Line, it’s hard to fully understand Boosie. You may rock with a song or two, like “Zoom” or “Wipe Me Down,” his biggest hits. You may know some of his Trill Family affiliates, like that loose cannon named Webbie. But his impact goes way deeper than that. Call him what you want—Boosie, Lil Boosie, Boosie Badazz—but the man born Torrence Hatch has been regarded as the Tupac of the South for over a decade.


Worked on skulls today! Wow, I should have done this before I drew their heads. Oh well, live and learn. Their lips wouldn’t be able to curl up as high as I’ve been drawing them, and their mouths wouldn’t be able to open as wide as I’ve had them.

But as far as beaks go, I feel as though they would retain some of their beak, it would just be covered with skin and muscle. The muscle would be attached to the beak, so they wouldn’t be able to move the very front part of their lip that attached to it.

As for the beak’s sharpness, it’s more rounded off. It can be felt through the skin/muscle there, but it’s like feeling the tip of your tooth through your lip in a way.

They retained their bicuspids, but they don’t have incisors (the beak would be in the way). They gained an extra set of canines, just because c:

It’s also very clear from this class photo that the photographer wouldn’t let Poppy smile with her mouth open because of her funny teeth. When I initially got her pictures back, I thought that was just how he had ALL the children smile, but now that I can see hers in comparison with the rest of her classmates who are smiling comfortably with their mouths open, it’s very obvious that he saw her pointy little teeth and told her to smile with her mouth closed. (Poppy has some enamel hypoplasias on the occlusal surface of her upper incisors and canines that have given her teeth a funny shape. It’s a genetic thing and won’t effect her permanent dentition at all)

So I have alternated weeping and being enraged to the point of wanting to start a fire over this all morning. 



Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Two species are traditionally recognised, the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), although some evidence suggests thatAfrican bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species (L. africana and L. cyclotis respectively). Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Elephantidae is the only surviving family of the order Proboscidea; other, now extinct, members of the order include deinotheres, gomphotheres, and mastodons. Male African elephants are the largest extant terrestrial animals and can reach a height of 4 m (13 ft) and weigh 7,000 kg (15,000 lb). All elephants have several distinctive features the most notable of which is a long trunk or proboscis, used for many purposes, particularly breathing, lifting water and grasping objects. Their incisors grow into tusks, which can serve as weapons and as tools for moving objects and digging. Elephants’ large ear flaps help to control their body temperature. Their pillar-like legs can carry their great weight. African elephants have larger ears and concave backs while Asian elephants have smaller ears and convex or level backs.

Elephants are herbivorous and can be found in different habitats including savannahs, forests, deserts and marshes. They prefer to stay near water. They are considered to be keystone species due to their impact on their environments. Other animals tend to keep their distance, predators such as lions, tigers, hyenas and wild dogs usually target only the young elephants (or “calves”). Females (“cows”) tend to live in family groups, which can consist of one female with her calves or several related females with offspring. The groups are led by an individual known as the matriarch, often the oldest cow. Elephants have afission-fusion society in which multiple family groups come together to socialise. Males (“bulls”) leave their family groups when they reach puberty, and may live alone or with other males. Adult bulls mostly interact with family groups when looking for a mate and enter a state of increased testosterone and aggression known as musth, which helps them gain dominance and reproductive success. Calves are the centre of attention in their family groups and rely on their mothers for as long as three years. Elephants can live up to 70 years in the wild. They communicate by touch, sight, smell and sound; elephants useinfrasound, and seismic communication over long distances. Elephant intelligence has been compared with that of primatesand cetaceans. They appear to have self-awareness and show empathy for dying or dead individuals of their kind.

African elephants are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), while the Asian elephant is classed as endangered. One of the biggest threats to elephant populations is the ivory trade, as the animals arepoached for their ivory tusks. Other threats to wild elephants include habitat destruction and conflicts with local people. Elephants are used as working animals in Asia. In the past they were used in war; today, they are often put on display in zoos and circuses. Elephants are highly recognisable and have been featured in art, folklore, religion, literature and popular culture.

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Tales teeth can tell: Dental enamel reveals surprising migration patterns in ancient Indus civilizations

  • by Gigi Marino

“University of Florida researchers have discovered that ancient peoples in the Indus Valley apparently did not stay put, as was previously thought. Equally surprising is how they found out: by examining 4,000-year-old teeth. When tooth enamel forms, it incorporates elements from the local environment — the food one eats, the water one drinks, the dust one breathes. When the researchers looked at remains from the ancient city of Harappa, located in what is known today as the Punjab Province of Pakistan, individuals’ early molars told a very different story than their later ones, meaning they hadn’t been born in the city where they were found.

Much of what modern researchers have gleaned about our common ancestors, particularly those from Egypt and Mesopotamia, comes from well-studied tombs and burial sites. Discovering the narrative of peoples from the Greater Indus Valley — which comprises much of modern-day Pakistan and northwest India — is more challenging. The text of the Indus Valley Civilization remains undeciphered, and known and excavated burial sites are rare. A new study, published in today’s PLOS ONE, illuminates the lives of individuals buried more than 4,000 years ago in those rare grave sites by providing a novel comparison of the dental enamel and chemical analyses of the water, fauna and rocks of the time, using isotope ratios of lead and strontium.

In its heyday, Harappa held a population of 50,000, although the number of individuals represented by skeletal remains across the entire culture area totals in the hundreds. The UF research team was led by Benjamin Valentine, who was finishing his doctorate in anthropology at the time (and is now a post doc at Dartmouth); biological anthropologist John Krigbaum, his dissertation adviser; and geological sciences professor George Kamenov, an isotope geologist” (read more).

***Not palaeo but I like stable isotope analysis.

(Source: University of Florida; bottom image: University of Durham)

Maria Pina Bentivenga incisore/printmaker. Il mio lavoro oggi mi regala la possibilità di avere 15 anni a 40. Di avere tanta gioia e tanto dolore dentro allo stesso tempo da sentirmi scoppiare, di incontrare strani esseri che mi assomigliano e di condividere con loro momenti, pensieri, inquietudini e gioia. E’ difficile spiegare cosa vuol dire sentire una carica dentro che ti permette di fare enormi fatiche e di sentirsi sempre leggeri, qualcuno forse presuntuosamente lo chiama sacro fuoco, urgenza, necessità. Io penso che so fare solo questo. My work today gives me the possibility of feeling15 years old at 40. It gives me lots of joy and pain inside at the same time, so much I could explode and meet different but alike human beings to share moments, thoughts, fear and happiness with. It’s difficult to explain what it means to feel a tension inside that allows you to face enormous efforts, but feeling always light. Somebody may narcissistically call it sacred fire, urgency, necessity. I just think it’s the only thing I can do.

Tessa poked at her left incisor with her tongue. It was flat again, an ordinary tooth. “I don’t understand what makes them come out like that!”
“Hunger,” said Jem. “Were you think about blood?”
“Were you thinking about eating me?” Will inquired. 
“No one would blame you,” said Jem. “He’s very annoying.” 
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Pittore finlandese, illustratore e incisore, Albert Edelfelt ha iniziato i suoi studi d’arte nel 1870 presso la scuola finlandese Art Society di Helsinki. Nel 1871-1873 ha studiato presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Helsinki, nel 1873 presso l’Accademia di Anversa, e in 1874-1878 con interruzioni presso l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts di Parigi sotto Gérôme. Oltre a visite annuali in Finlandia, ha vissuto a Parigi.

In un primo momento ha dipinto immagini di storia, sotto l’influenza di Bastien-Lepage ha dipinto paesaggi e scene naturalistiche di vita finlandese.
Ha avuto grande successo con il pubblico francese per i suoi ritratti. Nel 1880 e 1890 ha esposto al Salone di Parigi, al Salone Mondiale di Parigi nel 1889 ha ricevuto il Grand Prix d’Honneur.

Edelfelt fu artista leader in Finlandia nel tardo 19 ° secolo, l’introduzione d’influenze francesi in arte finlandese, ma anche aiutare a guadagnare un interesse internazionale più ampio nella cultura del suo paese. Non era un grande innovatore, tuttavia, e sebbene la sua reputazione in Finlandia sia rimasta ferma, il riconoscimento internazionale diminuì dopo la sua morte fino al rinnovo d’interesse per il realismo che ha avuto luogo nel tardo 20 ° secolo.

Edelfelt, Albert (1854 – 1905) Pittore finlandese, illustratore e incisore, Albert Edelfelt ha iniziato i suoi studi d'arte nel 1870 presso la scuola finlandese Art Society di Helsinki.

Please allow me to gush a little bit over the fact that Grimmjow’s canine tooth on his hollow mask is now bigger than the carnassial and incisor teeth. 

Alright, Panthera Onca species of wild cats (otherwise known as Jaguars) have the third strongest bite force of any cat. At their canine teeth, they can exceed to a whopping 1110 pounds of force in a single bite. Their carnassial notches (teeth behind the canine teeth) bite at a force of 1556 pounds. Aside from this, their canine teeth are the largest and most used teeth in their mouths and can pulverize turtle shells and bones in a single bound, which is helped by the immense size and point of the fangs. This fact is shared alongside the clouded leopard (who have the longest canine teeth in the wild) and exceeds over the lions and tigers; making their canines one of the longest in the wild cats today.
At the end of the day, I find it so absolutely pleasing that this little detail is now visible on Grimmjow’s figure, other than to just be assumed. Whether it was on purpose or by just adding to his appearance in all, I’m so pleased.

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Eren slides his thumb, painting over Levi's lips before hooking under his cheek, brushing against his incisor. Levi parts his lips, inviting him in and gently sucking on his thumb as Eren's nails press under his chin. "Such a greedy boy," he says as Levi swirls his tongue around. Eren slips it out and wraps his arm around Levi's waist under his shirt, pulling him in for a fierce kiss. The heat of Eren's taut bare stomach against his own has Levi wriggling in his lap. "Please," he begs. "Please.


Gianna Bentivenga incisore/printmaker.

Quello che oggi come oggi, e per svariati e labirintici motivi il mio lavoro mi regala, è un'emozione altalenante.Una continua sensazione di risposte e domande…in un buio ancora tutto da esplorare. Forse…l'emozione che prova una formica ai piedi di un grattacielo.What my work gives me now as now, and for several and labyrinthine reasons, it’s a fluctuating emotion. It’s a continuous sensation of answers and questions…in a darkness still to explore. Perhaps…the emotion of an ant at the feet of a skyscraper.

Every six months

I miss my former dental hygienist. She was adorable and very thorough. The hygienist I’ve had for the last few years is a guy. He’s super friendly but his process is as random as selecting nightly lottery numbers.

The old hygienst had a pattern. Right to left. Bottom to top. Inside to outside. I knew exactly which tooth surface she’d clean next. I don’t suffer from OCD but her method calmed me.

The new guy, I have no idea what he’ll do next. After the bottom left molar he might switch over to the top right incisor. Later he’ll come back to the tooth next to the first one he worked on. I lose track of where he is. I’m sure he missed a tooth or two.

iammorethanarunner you can let your daughter know, much to her delight I’m sure, that I have to go back next week. I got some fillings when I was a kid. Nowadays I carefully brush and never get cavities but one of the old fillings needs to be replaced before it breaks apart.

Melanie's house - April 21st, 3:10pm

“I might be crazy. I might even be a little bit insane. I can’t expect anything from you and I’d be a hypocrite if I told you not to date or sleep with anyone. But make no mistake about it sweetness….”


“Anytime I see you with him, I’m going to be enraged.”

Melanie felt her breath leaving her body as he moved, walking away from her, out of her bedroom and out the front door. She remembered what the old Gypsy lady told her back in Alpine Meadows;

“I know many things dear. I know there’s a certain entity who is intrigued by you. White hair, inhuman colored eyes and incisors that only appear in certain situations. In due time, you will see these words hold more meaning than just a sentence.“

She was right. Glitch didn’t just want her. He didn’t want anyone else to have her.

In which teething isn’t as easy as Eggsy thinks it’s going to be

Mike Unwin-Hart took to teething in the same way that Eggsy took to learning Latin. That is to say, not at all.

When Mike showed signs of his first tooth budding, Eggsy went straight to the closet Tescos and bought them out of rusks. He remembered what Daisy had been like when her teeth came though, and he was fairly confident that he’d be able to steer Mike through this milestone with relative ease.

Mike’s first two teeth cut relatively easily, leaving him with an adorable toothy grin. Eggsy took to bouncing Mike on his lap until his arms ached.

‘Look at you! Growing teeth like it’s nothing! Who’s the smartest little baby ever?’ the resulting smile showcasing those spectacular incisors proved that it was Mike, obviously. 

Eggsy took pictures of that gummy smile and spent entirely too long gushing to Roxy about his son’s spectacular teeth growing ability until, frustrated, Roxy snapped

‘Yes, my godson is a tooth growing prodigy. He should represent England in the next tooth growing world cup. Now would you kindly shut up about it so I can take the shot?’

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Have a bunch of stuff for sale that I need out ASAP 

1. An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for the Artist - asking $10 plus shipping
2. Raccoon skull - whitened and cleaned, make an offer
3. Cleaned Skunk skull, all teeth - Asking $20 plus shipping
4. Raccoon, slightly dirty but no flesh - Asking $10 for it since it has most of its teeth. 

5. Gray fox, missing a few teeth naturally, top incisors gone - Asking $25 plus shipping
6. Red fox skull - missing some teeth, otherwise complete - Make an offer
7. upper half of pig skull - missing nasal bones. Asking $25 plus shipping
8. red fox skull with back of skull blown out, shot to the head. Make an offer, has all teeth but one incisor. 
9. Partial juvenile bobcat skull, emerging adult teeth, hole in forehead. Asking $20 plus shipping

Please message or give me an ask, I need money to move into the new house and this both gets me money and clears space for moving.

Also please reblog and share with anyone who may be interested!  

BONELUST CURRENT PROJECT: Some months ago I received a very precious delivery packed in dry ice. A customer’s deceased Sphinx cat, Voldemort. I have been processing him for the skeleton to then return to his loving family & am finally reaching the finish line. I’ve got his mandible back together now & some teeth back in. Getting the last of the incisors into the mandible will be tricky though because he’s had some periodontal issues causing him to arrive to me missing some teeth. But once that’s done he’ll be on his way back home!

You can see more examples of my work including my memorial pendents at #petprocessing

I will never post photos of possibly domestic animals in a state of decay. That’s disrespectful and I’d never want the loving animal parent to see that (or want to see any of my own like that). For years now I’ve had every imaginable request from pet owners to in some way keep a loving memento of their friend upon their passing. I’ve done this for friends in the past but am now publicly offering deceased pet processing services within the US.

Besides bone processing, I offer dry preserving hearts & paws, etc, if the customer wants them. I do not do traditional taxidermy or articulation. I understand that this isn’t for everyone & the idea greatly upsets some people. Please understand that I offer a highly respectful option for those of you that do want something of this kind to remember & honor their animal friend by. If you’d like to discuss details you’re welcome to message me directly at Bonelust.Etsy.Com about the details. ♥🐱 RIP Voldemort 🐱♥ (at