A fish-like reptile that lived during the Jurassic period, 125 million years ago. It was perfectly streamlined like the modern porpoise, and although it was an air breathing reptile, it was helpless as a fish if stranded on shore. Displayed at the Prehistoric Gardens on the Oregon Coast Highway near Port Orford.


Rather exciting find in my back garden!!!! Not an exaggeration, literally was just watering the plants in the green house. Preserved in some local Lyme Regis rock in the Blue Lias formation, this is approximately between 195 and 200 million years old. Ammonites the size of a 50p coin and smaller are abundent but bigger than that is harder to find (specimens of over 30cms across are found too but I’ve yet to be so lucky!) The detail isn’t great and this one is quite crumbly due to the rock type but I’m hoping to dry it and glue it firmly so it doesn’t break! Anyway, it was certainly a bit more interesting than my tomato plants!

Mike has always loved dinosaurs, ever since his Aunt Rachel gave him a colourful pop-up book when he was four. His second-grade Science project is on dinosaurs and in fourth grade he builds a diorama of the Jurassic Period. In high school, he writes extra credit research reports on different prehistoric creatures and by the time he’s in college, Mike is running tours of the dinosaur exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Science for elementary school groups.

Some days, when she’s not working, El accompanies him on these tours. On those days, they arrive at the museum prior to opening and walk through the quiet exhibit, Mike happily prattling on about dinosaur facts and figures that El has heard a hundred times before. Those days are the best, because Mike knows, as he pulls a tissue from his back pocket, there’s nothing more magical than watching the giant skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex turn its head towards you.


The Baatara Gorge Waterfall or Three Bridge Chasm in Tannourine, Lebanon was carved out of ancient limestone over millions of years by winter meltwater. The waterfall, which is fed by meltwater from Mount Lebanon, falls 250 meters into the chasm’s depths past 160-million-year-old limestone from the Jurassic period. Experiments carried out with flourescent dye in 1988 indicated that the water from the chasm emerges from underground at a spring in the nearby town of Mgharet al-Ghaouaghir.

Fic: the long road home - 1/3 (Legends of Tomorrow; Rip/Sara)

Fandom: Legends of Tomorrow

Rating: PG-13

Pairing: Rip Hunter/Sara Lance (Time Canary)

Summary: It’s a long road home, and Rip doesn’t need a map. Just needs someone to point to his heart, and he’s there.

Author’s Note: So I may have jokingly said that I was going to write a ‘101 ways Rip returns to the Waverider and finally realises he belongs there’ fic, but I kind of ran away with that idea and turned it instead into this three-parter. I hope you enjoy it :-)

Chapter titles from ‘Come back home’ by Lauv

Can also be read here on AO3


Part One:  

but sometimes you have to go


“Is that . . ?” Disbelief.

“Nah, can’t be.” Dismissal.

“Don’t be ridiculous, it’s not him,” Martin says, ever the voice of reason.

She’s Jax, Nate and Stein all at the same. Because it can’t be him, Sara tells herself. They haven’t heard from him in months, and she’s long since stopped turning to her right expecting him to be sitting there still. It must be two months since the last time she’s looked across the console expecting the slight nod of approval, or the encouragement glittering in his eyes. That constant presence beside her, lending strength without saying a word, is something she’s had to learn to do without.

The cold reality of his choice tells her it’s not him. But, even then, for the briefest of moments, hope flares with a glimpse of an old, beaten, brown trench coat in the crowd.

There are the subtle differences that give it away.

He’s just a little too short, has more meat on his bones – doesn’t look like he’s spent his entire life starving. The hair too – it’s darker than she remembers.

That doesn’t deter her from stopping in her tracks though, and silently willing him to turn around.

And then he does. And, of course, it’s not him.

This is the last time, she promises, the last time she’ll do this to herself.

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anonymous asked:

Also I've never actually watched Robin Hood!! I've meant to, but haven't gotten around to it. What are some of your other favorite animated movies? Oh, and did you like any 2016 movies?

Okay, this turned into a monster.

Anna loves animated films. Brace yourself, Nonie.

The Top Ten Animated Films of All Time (in Anna’s most humble opinion).

10. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut

Originally posted by team-southpark-fuckyeah

Anna is a shameless South Park fanatic. I’ve seen every episode, and I reference the show constantly (nobody around me seems to understand). I think it’s genius. I will never outgrow it. Bigger, Longer, Uncut is South Park in its prime. Hilarious, ridiculous, totally quotable. 

And who can forget - 

“Blame Canada!”

9. An American Tail 

Originally posted by questerdaytodayforever

I fell in love with these characters. I’m a sucker for a good “presumed dead” story, and this one hits all the beats for me. Also, Anna’s got a huge soft spot for Don Bluth films.

8. UP

Originally posted by permeate

You’ll see a common theme, here. Anna can sacrifice a good plot as long as the characters are on point. The story of UP is pretty dumb, but the characters slay me every time, especially Carl, Kevin, Doug, and Ellie. 

Oh god, Ellie.

Aside from that, UP has to be on the list solely for the beautifully executed montage at the beginning. The pacing, the score, the emotions - it’s all there.

7. Bambi

Originally posted by yournufik

Oh, man. Bambi is purely a nostalgia pick. 

I don’t like princess movies, but there’s something fascinating about the old Disney animations, so this fits the bill for me. 

Also, and I’m not sure why this is, but my family just has lots of inside Bambi jokes (many of them are completely inappropriate for Tumblr). 

I can tell you that my grandmother, still to this day, says, “Nice or nothin’,” which is a direct derivative of Thumper’s infamous, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.”

I got that a lot, growing up.

6. The Lion King 

Originally posted by unlicking

Hamlet, but with lions. God, this movie is so iconic - the second highest grossing film of all time when it was released. Holy shit (and Disney didn’t even think it would be successful). I frickin’ love this movie. I was right around the target age when it came out. I still sing grew up singing Hakuna Matata and Be Prepared. Mufasa’s death gave me my first feels, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Scar, too.

Also, Anna firmly believes that Nala is the best Disney female to date.

5. The Land Before Time

Originally posted by j-u-s-t-alittle-b-i-t

Another Bluth film, and another nostalgia pick. 

Anna was obsessed with The Land Before Time.

My parents still jokingly refer to it as the jurassic period. I stomped around our property obstinately referring to sweetgums as “tree stars.” I wanted to be a Sharp Tooth so desperately that I bit a kid once at church. 

I got in a lot of trouble for that one.

4. Robin Hood

Originally posted by redpyrofox

This is kind of an obscure choice, really. Disney was going through a rough patch at the time - budget problems and such - so a lot of the animations are recycled from older films. But, the characters - again -  are excellent, and the music has always stuck with me.

This is another one that my folks make a lot of references to, also.

Golly, what a day!

3. My Neighbor Totoro 

Originally posted by ghibli-forever

I was drunk as a skunk the first time I saw this.

It was in undergrad, when I was living with some yogi English majors (seriously the high point of my life, guys). I couldn’t really follow the story - there’s not a fuckton of story to follow here, anyway - but, again, it was the characters that pulled me in. 

They were so real.

It was the scene toward the beginning when Satsuki and Mei are cleaning the house that got me. They’re scrubbing the floors, running back and forth as fast as they can, sort of push/sliding the rag in front of them.

I remember being drunk off my ass and thinking, “Hey, I did that when I was a kid.”

And then came Totoro.

So began Anna’s love for Studio Ghibli, and for Miyazaki. 

2. The Secret of NIMH

Originally posted by skylashes

Just a damn good film, if you ask me, and totally underrated. I have my nitpicks, but for all that, it’s still high on the list. 

I highly recommend the book, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. It’s even better.

Genetically modified rats, y’all. 

What’s not to love?

1. Princess Mononoke

Originally posted by bakamermaid

I cannot sing the praises of this film near enough.

It’s beautiful. It’s heartbreaking. The score is excellent. The characters are extremely believable. The message bites hard without being preachy. 

The animation, guys. 

Oh man, oh man, the animation.

I’ve never seen anything as gorgeous as the nightwalker scenes. Fuck me, dude. 

People praise Spirited Away (which only narrowly missed this list), but guys, truly, Princess Mononoke is Miyazaki’s magnum opus.

If you have not seen this film, please, please, make time over the weekend for it.

I promise, you will not regret it.

2016′s Noteworthy Films

  • Star Trek Beyond
  • The Witch 
  • Zootopia
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

2016 wasn’t really a stellar year for film, in my opinion, but I’ll freely admit, I haven’t spent the time I usually do watching movies. Residency’s got me snowed under. I can tell you that I did not like Finding Dory, Doctor Strange, The Boy, Ben-Hur, Wardogs, The Legend of Tarzan, or The Jungle Book

Whew, okay. Enough about me, Nonie. Your turn. 

Reblog, guys, and tell me what I missed, or what you hate!

I love to overanalyze films!

anonymous asked:

Just seeing the posts about everyone's ages.....I think I might be the lurky Nana of the group.....I'm in my MID THIRTIES! I am fangirling about this show so much - I think more invested in it that I was in Dawson's Creek when it first aired back in the Jurassic period! I'm embarrassed for myself a little but OH WELL!! And the whole cast is just so beautiful together - loving it :) And Cole is pretty.

HELLO MY LOVE!!!!!! I love this! We’re getting perspectives from all different kind of angles and lives and ages and minds and experiences ❤

DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times At Super Hero High by Yancey Labat


The students of Super Hero High go on a one-of-a-kind field trip that will allow them to learn about the past, up close and personal! In fact, they will be in the past! After a time-machine mishap, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl and company find themselves in the Jurassic period! But more importantly, how will their time in the past affect their future? Find out in the latest title in the hit all-ages graphic novel series!
On sale SEPTEMBER 20 • 132 pg, FC, $9.99 US • DIGITAL FIRST