it's so much better with the way they animated it

So a few weeks ago I got interested what made us human apex predators(cuz lets face it we don’t look intimidating). One of the obvious is superior intelligence but that can’t be all. I figured I put a list together for any writer that want to use this information. (these are all google facts so feel free to do your own research or correct me)

Also disclaimer: This post excludes anything that has to do with our above intelligence(like use of weapons) and dexterity thumps, because those are a given. I wanted to concentrate on what else helped us survive in the wild. And this post does not say that the modern human is like this, its about people that still live out in the wilderness or 10 000 years ago.

  • Unique Hunting
    • We humans are persistent hunters, so instead of the typical predator approach by stalking our prey and kill it fast, we let our prey know we are here. We tried to hit it with rocks or spears, if the first strike didn’t kill it, we would just calmly walk after it and try again. This goes on over hours, usually during the hottest time of the day, not giving the poor thing a chance to rest until it’s finally to exhausted to run away. We would literally walk our pray to death. There are other animals that hunt like this(wolves) but we humans are the best at it.
  • Insanely Good Trackers
    • This is tied in with our intelligence but I wanted to give it an extra point. Most animals track by smell, which we don’t. We track foot print and things like fur on branches or broken twigs. Water or rain will wash away a scent but following broken twigs is a bit easier in the rain.
  • Amazing Cardio
    • We can’t out sprint any animal but we can outrun them. Humans are within the top 5 animals that are able to walk/jog/run long distances without needing a break. And we are the only predator in that  list.
  • Incredible Aim (hand eye coordination)
    • Out of all the animals we have by far the best aim. Other species with similar abilities just don’t have the same success rate.
  • Best climbers
    • We are one of the best climbers there are and if you don’t believe me watch a parkour video.
  • We eat everything (and i mean everything)
    • We eat many things that are either unenjoyable for animals or poisonous. Our digestive system is unique and allows us to digest these poisons without a problem. While some of these poisons would be dangerous enough in large doses, it is literally impossible for us to OD on them if we eat them as food. Here’s a list:
      • Chocolate
      • Spicy food (is not deadly just unenjoyable)
      • Milk (Humans are the only animals on earth that are lactose tolerant when we grow into adulthood)
      • Avocado
      • Garlic 
      • Coconut
      • Yeast bread
      • Eggs
      • Grapes/Raisins
      • Onions
  • Super Healing
    • Our flesh wounds stop bleeding relatively fast and heal fast too.We heal so well that a broken bone is considered a relative minor medical issue. A broken bone is a death sentence in the animal kingdom and even for modern days vets its impossible sometime to heal an animal’s broken bone. Not only do our bones heal fast but it grows stronger afterward.
  • Lack of Fur
    • Animals that don’t sweat need to regulate their heat by panting. Humans have much better way at regulating heat: we sweat. Sweating happens parallel to whatever activity we do and allows us to perform these task without needing a break. If you made a dog do sports like a human it would have a heatstroke.

All in all we are a species that can adapt to any sort of environment thanks to these traits. 

lucyanatumblers  asked:

How long how have you've been drawing?It seems like a while, and also..Is it ok if you can do tutorials?For people who practice doing anime, you seem like a expert for art,I want to be prepared for my middle school days cause I'm going to art school, its ok but I want to improve a little bit more anime style cause I haven't been able to keep sides even, yea digital art but when drawing a head that goes forward the other side cannot be the same, but its ok, I think I'm asking too much, sorry..

Don’t worry if it’s a long question ^^

Well, I’ve been drawing since I was three years old, but being honest, I don’t consider myself enough a good artist for doing tutorials. Since I learned on my own it’s kinda hard to me trying to explain to others how to draw or animate something, both in Spanish and English. My ways to learn are so weird and less practical to people that are starting to understand something new, and probably other artist can explain it better and easier than I.

The only way I can almost make a tutorial is while I’m streaming, I’m so bad at using words u.u

Red, The Blood of Angry Men

Hi I was wondering if you could write a fic of newt x reader? The reader is a metamorphagi and show her emotions through her hair. So when she sees newt for the first time her hair changes from her normal black hair to a deep red because she finds newt to be attractive. And newt finds it cute idk somewhere along the line lol

I love color theory and this was so fun to write!

“Y/N! WAKE UP, IT’S TIME FOR BREAKFAST!” Your best friend yelled in your ear. 

“Mm, 5 more minutes, please” you plead, rolling over in your bed. 

“You’re going to miss care of magical creatures,” they singsong in your ears. You jolt awake 

“I’M READY!” Your friend laughs as you tumble out of bed. 

You quickly run to the bathroom and fix yourself up in the mirror, your hair is a bright orange which shocked you a little. You walk out of the bathroom and your friend bursts out in laughter. 

“What’s so funny?” you ask, 

“Y-You l-look l-l-like an o-orange” they laugh out. 

You roll your eyes and drag them to the great hall. On the way, your hair turns back to black, your normal hair color. You silently breathe a sigh of relief. You admit being a metamorphagi is fun at times, like pranking people, but it’s a big hassle when your emotions are on display for everyone to see. 

Luckily, not everyone knows what each color means, so most don’t actually know what each emotion means. You ate breakfast quickly, wanting to get ready for Care of Magical Creatures. It was your third year which meant you were allowed to take it. You absolutely adored creatures, the tips of your hair turned a gold yellow just thinking about it. 

You ran back to your dorm and grabbed all the books you need and a few extra, just in case. You made your way to class early and waited outside the classroom, eager to start class. Your standing peacefully when you hear a loud crash and some running. 


That voice was definitely not the professor, it sounded like a young boy instead. Your hair started turning a little purple out of curiosity. You opened the door and saw a brown-haired boy chasing around a niffler. The niffler saw the open door and scurried towards you, you quickly scooped it up and held it in your arms. 

“Now, what do you think you’re doing?” you question the niffler with a playful tone. 

The boy stops in front if you, his hair was floppy and messy, his tie was undone and around his neck, he had his wand behind his ear and his white button up was ruffled and his sleeves were rolled up to his elbows. You stared at the boy, admiring his freckles and the dirt on his nose. 

“Um, excuse me, but you’re holding my niffler,” the voice snapped you out of your thoughts. 

How could you forget about the little troublemaker in your arms? You looked down and saw it all cuddled up in your arms. “Oh right, so sorry,” you apologize, handing the niffler to the boy, the niffler looks back at you with a sad expression.

You giggle and pull a coin from your pocket and hand it to the niffler who happily stuffed it in its pouch. When you looked up the boy was staring at you wide-eyed. 

“Um, can I help you?” you ask, feeling a little self-conscious.

“Oh sorry, forgive my staring but, your hair just turned from black to red,” he said with a hint of shock in his voice. 

Great, this cute boy thinks I’m weird because my hair changes color, stupid me being a metamorphagi. 

“I don’t think you’re weird, I think you’re amazing,” he whispers in awe. 

Oops, you thought out loud again, your face turned red to match your hair. 

“So, um, what are you doing in here without professor supervision?” you question, trying to change the subject. 

“Oh, I come here a lot, you know, I annoy people,” his head turned away for a split second, “And animals are much better comfort in my opinion.” he turned and went back to put the niffler in its burrow. 

“By the way, how did you know that the Niffler liked shiny objects?” He asked while walking to the bowtruckles. 

“I love magical creatures, I’ve always found them interesting. I was so overjoyed when I got enrolled in this class that I came early,” you reply excitedly. 

He smiles at you, noticing your hair growing golden tips on your still deep red hair. 

“What’s your name? I’m Newt Scamander, ” he says as he holds out his hand. 

“I’m Y/n L/n, pleasure to meet you Newt,” you take his hand and shake it, a little longer than needed in all honesty. People started to walk in and take their seats including your friends. 

“Well, I better let you go off with your friends. Nice meeting you, Y/n!” he said, turning back to the bowtruckles. You turned around and saw your friends deep in conversation. You sigh and turned back to Newt, 

“Actually, I think I’d rather stay with you, if you don’t mind?” you ask. His back was turned but you could see he was grinning. 

“Of course I don’t mind, I’d love to be your partner,” he winced a little after speaking but it only made you giggle. 

“By the way, I did some research on Metamorphagi a couple of years ago. I was in the library and found a book on special abilites some wizards have. If I remember correctly, bright red means anger and dark read means um love. Am I correct?” He sheepishly asks. You start to blush and fidget with your hands before answering him. 

“Yes, that could be correct,” you confess, wanting to disappear at that moment. 

“Well, I think red is a lovely color on you, Y/n,” he gives you a smile that makes your hair turn red again. 

“Damn you, Scamander” you playfully roll your eyes and walk to a table. 

You notice the tips of your hair turning gold again. Let’s just say you were very excited for this class. 

I cant stop singing Red and Black from Les Miserable. Help me, or dont I love les amis so much

olivetheowl  asked:

the noses! they're always drawn in a way that has a little swoop. the swirly troll horns too. and you have this way of colouring that's really soft and relaxing, and the tiny animations you sometimes add just make the feeling of Nice so much better. on characters that wear lipstick have just the top lip drawn in and i love that so much it reminds me of when i used to do that. you draw faces kinda wide and it fits in with the rest of the style so well and your style is one of my favourites its !

this just made my day i cant make an emoji to showcase how joyous this made me but i just wanna say thank you so much especially with the small gifs and colors because those are what i struggle with and that makes me so happy im astounded that its one of your favorites like do i really deserve to be up that high on the list? really? thank you bud its an honor this made my day

anonymous asked:

I like how you advocate for social animals not to be kept alone! In my country it's illegal to keep social animals alone (though dogs are an exception bc you usually take them outside daily and meet other dogs that way) and I find it quite baffling how many americans think their animals will be fully satisfied with human contact alone bc overall you seem to be better with animal rights

Thank you so much anon! I’m glad there are places that enforce animals’ psychological well-being in addition to physical well-being! 

I found a pic of him! i didnt consider he might’ve just been morph but to be fair i dont know much about animals oops. like to think i do but nah lol but anyway here’s the birdo! -Blue

OOOHHH HES A NANDAY CONURE those are pretty<3

also i forgot how much i HATED petco’s bird enclosures ugh. thats so not good for him. its way too small for a bird his size, not nearly enough perches of ANY variation in there (all dowels? hes going to get bumblefoot if he isnt bought soon and put into a better home), the perches+food dishes should NEVER be below the bird and there arent any properly destructable toys in there for him to really get into. 

sorry i just…. hate petco’s shitty care of their animals.


my pop doesn’t have pets but he lives in a quiet spot by st georges basin and he has a massivebackyard  with loads of native plants so he still gets animals to be friends with. often there are kangaroos in his yard. theres a kookaburra u can feed meat straight from ur hand. a possum they leave food out for and sometimes catch a glimpse of. willy wagtails who will sit on ur arm as u give them food. all kinds of really nice native animals. the kangaroos have never let me touch them but they are ok with u being pretty close. other nearby kangaroos have been more friendly but maybe they’re a bit tense b/c ppl are around. like obviously im a person but im very quiet and kangaroos generally like me. i’ve had better success when its just me and kangaroos

i think thats a good way to be. i love my cats so so much but sometimes i feel weird about it. partly b/c i feel like we kinda trap them and partly b/c sometimes (very very rarely) they kill native wildlife which is sad. when i live alone i will probably have like idk rats or something. rats always seem really happy in captivity and they’re very cute

melody-silver  asked:

To be honest, that self-juvenilization post made me feel a bit better about myself. Hello Kitty and Pokemon happen to be some of my special interests and I am 20. I have stuffed toys, cards, games, posters, info-books and a bunch of other stuff and that's mainly just with pokemon. However my bed is covered in stuffed animals and I have to hug one, a soft bunny actually, to sleep. I normally get embarrassed about others knowing this but thank you so much for making me feel better about it.



Look, theres different reasons why people won’t be vegans.

I am 100% with vegans and the way they see life, but I am more a protector of animals and humans too, and some people LITERALLY can’t be vegans, vegan food its expensive, some illnesses makes the body require a BIG AMOUNT of protein that its easier to find on meat and some protein alternatives (like pills) can be super expensive (money is a serious problem). 

On the other hand, we, as an specie, are omnivorous, so its ok if you don’t wanna eat meat or animal products, thats super neato, but understand that others just… don’t find the opportunity appealing. Also, a good way to fight against animal abuse on factories its NOT buying animal food that are produced on there, because… lets be honest we all know that they treat their animals like nothing. 

A good alternative (and the one I follow) its buying meat or products that comes from FARMS and not factories, they taste waaay much better and they treat the animals with way more dignity (I’ve seen those places, they even look happy), and even tho I do it, its not something EVERYONE can since farm products are more expensive. Its not “monstrous” eating animal products, animals eat other animals, we are, in part, animals after all.

So… yeah, don’t be a mean bean! 

…the value of a utopian form lies less in its prescription for what to want, imagine, or will than in its insistence that we want, imagine, and will. Miguel Abensour argues that the role of utopias should be understood in terms of the education of desire–not as moral education but, as E.P. Thompson explains Abensour’s view, to ‘teach desire to desire, to desire better, to desire more, and above all to desire in a different way’. In this sense, the utopian form’s power lies in its capacity to provoke more than prescribe, to animate more than to prefigure. Jameson too afirms utopias less as artifact than as praxis, less for their content than their form; the utopian form, as he describes it, 'is not the representation of radical alternatives; it is rather simply the imperative to imagine them’. By this account, a utopia offers not so much the content of a political alternative as an incitement of political will.
—  Kathi Weeks, The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries
Things I liked about MJ2...

I watched MJ2 three times now and I must admit that every time I see it, it keeps getting better and better!

The movie is beautiful, it has everything and more. Sure it lacks some things but all in all it is nothing but satisfying.

Rather than reviewing it (other people already wrote awesome reviews and I wouldn’t  be able to make anything as good anyway…) I want to make a list of all the things I loved most about it.

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I understand the urge to protect yourself above others. The human race couldn’t have survived without it. Stealing fires and sharing caves and killing animals and the list goes on. What I don’t understand is the urge to take revenge. Surely, our fellow homo-sapiens had better things to worry about like surviving the harsh winter or something.

But I can feel it snaking its way up my ribs, trying so hard to break down the already crumbling wall of my heart. What actually puzzles me more is how much I welcome it with open arms.

“Come,” I say. “Come and destroy me.”

—  idontgiveaneffie, An excerpt from the book I want to write

I always liked how with dogs like mastiffs, you could give them big excited enthusiastic attention. Big pets on the rump, scruffing their shoulders, and they have all that bone and muscle and they handle it just fine. But I like just as much when you have a tiny finch and you can barely touch it to give it scritches, and you have to be so careful and focused - but if you do it right, you can see it canting into the tip of your finger and it’s eyes do that sleepy-happy thing.

I feel like how we treat our friends is a lot like this in some ways. Bear with me - but I’m not a ‘mastiff’ friend. You can’t roughhouse with me. You can’t whack me on the shoulder or do a bunch of things you might be able to do with your ‘mastiff’ friends. If you pet me (metaphorically) with the same force as you pet a mastiff, you’re going to crush me, and if you blame me for that - well, dude, the world is filled with tons of different natured people and if you can understand that you can do things with a giant mastiff that you can’t do with a tiny finch (and see that both still have immense value) - maybe you could learn it’s the same for friends as well. 

The world is meant to be filled with different kinds of animals, different kinds of people. Finches aren’t for everyone, but neither are mastiffs. But you can crush a finch, if you treat it like a mastiff. And a mastiff is going to be bored, if you treat it like a finch. (I’m just imagining someone tickling like three mastiff hairs with a tiny scritching motion and it’s like yeah - no dice). 

As Hegel puts it, what dies on the cross is not son but father himself. I think itʼs correct speculative reading. Otherwise we are in some pagan stupidity where you have God up there, God sends a messenger, “oh,sorry,crucified this time, it failed, comeback my son, weʼll try it later two thousand years,” or whatever. This is obscenity. The whole point is that itʼs not that if we do this we are back at this boring pagan topic of phoenix—you know, you die, but out of the ashes you, like that stupid bird, whatever, you come back. No no no, what comes after crucifixion is not Christ back to Daddy. Itʼs Holy Ghost. What is Holy Ghost? Read it literally. When Christ is asked by his followers, “How will we know that you come?” You know this famous passage, “Whenever there is love between two of you I will be there.” I take this absolutely literally. Holy Ghost is what remains of God, and itʼs our freedom. There is no higher guarantee and so on.
Letʼs be frank. Itʼs no longer Christianity, even if itʼs called Christianity. Itʼs some kind of a—I like to call it a spiritualized pseudo-Western Buddhist hedonism, you know, realize yourself, a little bit of spiritual exercise and so on and so on and even Christianity is secretly if you look at it reformulated in these terms. This is why with all my appreciation of Dalai Lama, read his books. I checked in a bookstore. Three of the first page they always begin in the same way, “All living beings want to avoid pain and live happily, enjoy it,” and basically the message is a little bit of meditation will help you, even better sex, and so on. I think that first this is blatantly false, if there is anything to learn from psychoanalysis is that itʼs at least one human being, sorry, at least one living being, humans, who puts all its energy to screw things up for itself as far as possible—as much as possible. This is what Freud called “deathdrive” and so on. We are not hedonist animals and especially I think this is important. I wonder if you would agree with me. The pope, Ratzinger, said as usual something pretty stupid, that, you know, that “greed, utilitarian greed and so on, we have to overcome it,” in his apparent anticapitalism.
Totally wrong. Capitalism as Benjamin knew, has a much more religious structure, a true capitalist is not a utilitarian hedonist. You are willing to starve, to risk everything, just so that capital reproduces itself and so on. You are even ready, ready to do whatever, to endanger the earth, whatever, just so that it goes on. Capitalism, again, is not the structure of personal egotism and greed. Every intelligent ideologist knows this.
—  Zizek at NYPL