like brachiosaurus

anonymous asked:

You probably won't get to this today (for the ides of march) but what about a tsukishima scenario where him and his history nerd gf go on a date to a museum and she's super exited over the Julius Caesar exhibit and he's super excited over the dinosaurs? Overall just really cute??? Thank BB

《I absolutely had to do this for the Ides of March ‘cause I actually am treating it like a holiday. Also, it wasn’t until now did I realize that I referred to him as Kei throughout the entire thing, because in my mind I guess I’m on first name basis with him now, lol. It’s been a while since I’ve written happy Kei and? I liked it? I also learned a bunch of cool new dinosaur facts so props to that》

Tsukishima Kei didn’t quite get why his girlfriend loved the Roman emperors so much. They were all old, narcissistic sadists who, even if they did lead one of the most inarguably powerful empires in history, all seemed to have the temperamental issues of a toddler. The only emperor Kei didn’t have a problem with was Marcus Aurelius, but he was completely disregarded by her. She actually liked the sadists, the numbskulls, the men who made their race horses part of the Roman consul. She adored Caligula, Elagabalus, and this morning, when she rushed over to his house and told him that they absolutely had to go on a date to see the one day Julius Caesar exhibit at the history museum downtown, Kei couldn’t have dreaded his life more. Truth be told, he would’ve slammed the door on her face if it wasn’t for the promise that she’d take him to the dinosaur exhibit and buy him coffee later on.

Although, now that he was at the museum itself, he was glad he accepted the offer.

He had never seen her more excited in her life. The moment Kei admitted that he knew jackshit about the emperors, she practically squealed. He didn’t know why, but she flushed up almost instantaneously, bursting out into a little rant about Quintillus, or whomever. Kei didn’t quite understand why she got so happy, or how, but he did know that he absolutely loved the way she sat on the edge of the driver’s seat, clutching onto the steering wheel just a bit tighter as she got deeper into the one sided conversation, and the neverending smile that grazed upon her lips. He loved it, and if she was already this excited on the car ride there, the museum was going to be one hell of an experience.
“I honestly don’t get why you’re so in love with some old, dead guy, __.” He found himself asking her once she parked in front of the museum. She gave him a soft look, the one that made his heart almost stop in his chest, her cheeks still a bit pink from her spiel, and she clicked her tongue.
“I don’t get why you’re so in love with some old, dead… lizards.”
“Reptiles.”
“Lizards.”
“Well, I guess I’m not gonna be the only one learning something new today, hm?” He smiled, hurriedly pressing a soft, chase kiss on the corner of her mouth before leaving the car, watching her giggle from the inside. She got out and immediately grabbed his hand, brushing her fingertips against his before she intertwined their fingers.
“We’re gonna see Julius first, right?” She pondered.
“Oh, so you’re on first name basis with Mr. Caesar now, are you?”
“Well, what else am I supposed to call him? It doesn’t matter what I call him, you said it yourself, he’s just an old, dead guy.”
“Oh, so you’re agreeing with me now?”
She paused for a moment, her mouth agape, trying to articulate words to fire back at him. Kei stood on the steps with a victorious smirk, kneeling over to meet her at eye level.
“Did I win this one?”
“Uh-huh.”
Kei smiled, staring back at her silently for a moment before pulling her up the steps with him. Kei had always loved this museum, a large, spacey enclosure with a replica of a Mastodon greeting its visitors at the door. A giant Newton’s Cradle display was set off to the corner, giddy children circling around it and throwing around the balls like it was a toy. There was a giant ‘marble sculpture’ of Julius Caesar by the steps, its authentic facade given away by the small code number right underneath his kneecap.
“If the entire exhibit is like that, I’m going to stab myself.” She had joked, sparing it one last glance as she trailed in front of him on the stairs.
“Twenty-three times?”
“Too soon!”
“Oh please, you set yourself up for that one.”
She paused for a moment, reaching the top of the steps, then spun around.
“You’re right, I did.” She giggled, grabbing his hands in hers. “I wanted to see if you’d say it or not.”
Kei rolled his eyes, then willingly followed her into the exhibit nearby. She almost immediately started running her mouth, not only capturing his attention, but a group of kids nearby. He had almost laughed, she had known so much they must’ve thought she worked here, or something. She was oblivious to her little crowd, and every so often she’d look up at him, her eyes crinkled in the corners as she smiled, then continued spewing out more information than the info cards on each poster. There were moments where he had accidently zoned out, lost in the expression of her, subconsciously waving her arms around and clapping at whatever the hell it was that she found so exciting. Kei thought it was adorable, painfully so, that there were moments he had to look away or else he was sure he’d find himself in a heap on the floor. There was a moment that she had stopped, just to admire the armor they had put on display. It wasn’t Julius’, but it was someone’s, an old artifact locked up behind a glass chamber and red ropes. She looked up at it fondly, her fingers tapping mindlessly against the ropes.
“You’re so adorable.” Kei caught her off guard as he whispered into her ear, amused by the small gasp she made from being startled. “I think you’re the only person in the world who could talk about a dead narcissist and still sound sexy.”
She guffawed, covering her mouth and nearly doubling over. Her cheeks flushed red, suddenly, and her grip on his hand became bone crushing.
“Never say that to me again, oh my god.” She managed to strangle out in between giggles. “I think we’re done here, I don’t think I ever wanna look at Julius Caesar again.”
“Dinosaur time?” Kei found himself asking, even though he knew the obvious answer was ‘yes’. She nodded, and it was her turn to follow him around now, and the thought of it made him flush up a bit. He knew he was going to run his mouth, the event was inevitable, and part of him really wished the dinosaur exhibit was closed so he didn’t have to. He wasn’t as comfortable with speaking as she was, the thought of dragging in a small crowd of children like she did set off an anxiety alarm in his head and oh god, his skin was crawling. Although, by the time he reached the exhibit, and there was a small velociraptor to greet him, the anxiety alarm was dismantled, and the useless trivia trigger was set off.
“You know real velociraptors were about the size of a turkey, so this whole model is completely inaccurate?” He began. He felt a bit insecure about all of this, for some odd reason, and when he looked back at her to see her nodding at him with a small smile of reassurance, he felt safe. He sighed and continued, pointing out his favorite dinosaurs and spewing the weirdest facts about each to the point where he actually surprised himself a bit.
“Hey, Kei, are those the Brachiosaurus’?”
“The one on the left is, good girl.” He found himself saying, not even bothering to correct himself with the ‘good girl’ comment, and continuing. “The other one is an Apatosaurus, you can tell the difference, ‘cause Brachiosaurus has longer front legs, see? They belong to the order sauropoda, which were the largest land animals to ever roam earth, so obviously these models aren’t to scale…” He found himself rambling on again, interrupted by her sudden giggling. “What?” He asked, suddenly growing self conscious. This is what he feared, coming off as too annoying, talking too much, but then she leaned up on her tiptoes and gave him a deep kiss on the lips, the anxiety of that melted away, and a whole new fear creeped up on him. Although the dinosaur exhibit was clear, most of the museums visitors flocked in the main attraction for the day, he still could help but flush at the fear of being caught.
“You think I’m cute when I talk?” She muttered through the kiss, “God, you’re the cutest thing ever. I could listen to you talk about dead lizards all day if you let me.”
“Why’d you cut me off, then?”
“‘Cause I wanted to tell you that you looked like the Brachiosaurus up there.”
Kei snorted, eyeing the model quickly before looking back at her.
“Really now? Is that what this is all about?”
She nodded, then pointed at the small, prehistoric bird that was propped beside its leg.
“And that’s me, clinging to you like the small, desperate animal I am.”
“Oh, that’s a Merriam’s Teratorn. Its pretty much the prehistoric equivalent to your modern day vulture. They were pretty badass, so relating to one isn’t that big of a tragedy.”
“Oh my god, is there anything you don’t know, you nerd?” She said fondly, still propped up on her tiptoes as she ran her hands through his hair. He only smirked in reply, looking around the room for people before quickly pecking her lips.
“You should give me twenty two more of those.” She hummed.
“Why?”
“For the Ides of March.”
“Please.” He rolled his eyes, letting her slip down from his arms suddenly. “You’re treating this like it’s an actual holiday.”
“You treated the announcement of “Jurassic World Two” like a holiday, so let me live.” She shrugged. Kei shrugged, muttering a quick, ‘fair point’, before grabbing her hand and pulling her along again.
“You know I love you, right?” He said suddenly, in the middle of admiring a Dilophosaurus pelvis, the most unromantic setting for him to say such a thing.
“Really, I didn’t know that.” She said with sarcasm.
“Oh, quit it. I’m trying to be cute here.”
“While looking at the reproductive tract of a dead lizard?” Kei huffed, looking down at her from the corner of his eye.
“Yeah.”
“I’ll take it. I’d rather it be that than Julius’ stab wounds.”

anonymous asked:

Karasuno's reactions when their s/o uses TERRIBLE pickup lines on them?

Yaaaas the reverse of the situation is here ft. oblivious crush. also some of these pick up lines aren’t terrible gomen

“If I told you I worked for ups would you let me handle your package?” Daichi had never moved so fast in his life, jumping across the room to his partner and covering their mouth to prevent them from saying anything further. The smart people were stifling their laughs so as not to vex Daichi but Tanaka and Noya were having a field day, practically rolling around on the floor. Daichi quickly got them all back to practise while he slipped his partner off for a quick talk about appropriate timing. He didn’t hesitate to slap their ass playfully before returning to practise though.

Suga was sitting innocently at his computer desk as his partner read on the bed. Suga had said he would be finished with his work 20 minutes ago and now they were getting restless. He was busily typing when a pair of arms snaked around him and began tugging lightly on his shirt. He felt his partners lips hover next to his ear as they whispered “Are you Cinderella? Because I see these clothes disappearing by midnight.” Suga couldn’t help but to laugh at his partner and pull them around the chair to sit on his lap. “That was terrible!” His giggles grew darker and his eyes hooded over slightly “Why should we wait until midnight?”

It was Asahi’s turn to make breakfast, so he’d decided to get up before his partner and busy himself in the kitchen. He was decorating pancakes with syrup and raspberries when he heard them padding into the room and turned to see them sleepily rubbing their eyes. He loved how they looked in his oversized shirts. He went back to focus on getting them a drink when a pair of arms wound themselves around his lower waist. “Good morning sleepyhead. How do you like your coffee?” he asked. They hummed for a second as they thought before murmuring against his back “I like my coffee how I like my men. Hot, tall and strong.” They teasingly grazed their fingers across his abs as they spoke and Asahi nearly knocked the pancake plate to the floor. 

Noya and his partner had finally dragged themselves out of bed and were getting dressed for the day. Noya sat sleepily on the bed and watched as they styled their hair in the mirror. “Your hair looks good” he managed in his half asleep state. They didn’t miss a beat before replying “Your face looks good. I’m not even looking at it, I just know.” Noya’s mouth formed an o shape as he processed his partner’s smooth comment. “Damn” he muttered as he jumped onto the floor, running over to his partner to hug them from behind. “You’re too good!”

Tanaka’s partner sneakily looked over their laptop to try and get a peak at their boyfriends wonderful abs as he changed after his shower. Its not as though they had to be discreet about it though because he had walked out with only a small towel tied limply around his hips, exposing his beautiful v line. “I want to wash my laundry on those abs.” Tanaka turned to see his partner practically drooling at the mouth as they stared intently at his abdomen. He found himself blushing slightly at the attention but he still bounced his pecs to amuse them further. They fell backwards in a mock faint and he laughed before jumping onto the bed next to them and pulling them onto his chest. They almost really did faint when they felt that he still hadn’t put a shirt on.

Hinata lay propped up on some pillows as he intently watched a volleyball match on his laptop. His partner lay next to him, going from watching him to watching the screen. They couldn’t help but adore the childish look on his face that made him look like he was practically shining with happiness. “Hey! Hey Sho, have you heard about the Guinness book of cute records?” They leant right up into his face and whispered “It’s 400 pictures of you” before booping his nose with a smile. Hinata gushed immediately and pushed his parter back onto the pillows so he could snuggle against them. “That’s impossible because you’re cuter!” he retorted. 

Kageyama had returned home panting and sweating after a long run. The sight of their boyfriend glistening with sweat and breathing heavily was something they enjoyed greatly. They leant against the doorframe before calling out to him. “Are you from Japan? Because I’d like to get in Japants.” Kageyama jumped out of his skin and glared at them with red cheeks as he processed what they said. He muttered out a short ‘idiot’ before matching off for a shower but he did stop to peck their lips and ask if maybe they wanted to join him.

“Kiss me if I’m wrong, but Dinosaurs still exist right?” Tsukki sighed heavily through his nose as his partner spoke up again. He turned to show his partner his clearly unamused face before turning back to the documentary they were watching. If they expected him to play along they had another thing coming, he thought to himself. “But Kei, you’re at the triceratops of my food chain!” They poked him to get him to pay attention to them. They pouted as he ignored them and turned to the tv, which gave them a brilliant idea. “Kei, you’re like a brachiosaurus. Know why?” He shrugged his shoulders “Because their necks aren’t the only thing thats disproportionally long.” At this point Tsukishima would pick them up and forcibly remove them from the room.

Yamaguchi was feeling particularly self conscious as he walked out of the locker rooms in his shorts, that had shrunk significantly in the washing machine and now sat snuggly against his ass. He did his best to walk to the bench without anyone noticing him but a loud voice rang out from across the room. “Ay gurl, come over here and let me Rattatap dat ass!” Yamaguchi blushed a violent red as his partner hollered from their seat. He covered his face in embarassment as he sat down and avoided the smug gazes he felt on him. Even Tsukki was chuckling silently next to him, to which he lightly hit him.

Kiyoko and her partner were walking home from practise on a particularly cold day. Kiyoko was noticeably shivering so her partner stopped her and tried to put their coat on her, to which she protested. “I’m fine, really. You should worru more about yourse-” Kiyoko cut herself off with a loud sneeze. “I’d say ‘bless you’ but it seems God already did.” Kiyoko’s cheeks turned pink at their comment and she tried to find something to say in return. Before she could speak they draped their jacket over her shoulders and grabbed her hand to walk her faster. “Come on, lets get you to my place as soon as possible so we can ran you a hot bath before you catch something besides adorableness.” 

Yachi was frantically rummaging though her wardrobe to find something presentable to wear for her date. She felt like they’d already seen her in everything so she wanted to wear something she’d never worm before, to wow them. She pulled out a dress she’d been saving for a special occasion, a blue organza dress with sakura blossoms on it. She dressed and hurried out of the house to meet with her partner, who’s jaw literally dropped when they saw her.  She began to get nervous, thinking she’d overdressed before they spoke up. “That’s weird, I’ve never seen a princess outside of her castle before1” Yachi put her hands over her face and bent forward out of embarrassment, prompting her partner to sweep her under their arm and kiss her head before taking her for a day of fun.

Bonus Tooru bc I have so much respect for this boy rn: “Are you an alien? Because you’ve abducted my heart!” his partner exclaimed dramatically as they draped themselves over him on the sofa, causing them both to laugh. “I couldn’t help it. And besides, you were already out of this world” he said with a teasing wink. They smiled as he pulled them up to straddle his lap. “You know, Mr Alien, your eyes glow like the sun on my home planet.” He raised his eyebrows at them as he pulled them closer. “Really? Because I was just thinking that you’re as radiant as the twin suns on mine!” They giggled and hid their face in his chest as he played with their hair. “I’m serious! Your dad must be an astronaut or something, because he stole the stars and put them in your eyes!!”

cattentaur  asked:

Maybe you can clarify some confusion I have in regards to this whole new (well, sort of new) birds are dinosaurs thing. I've noticed all the feathered dinosaurs seem to be bipedal, are the quadrupedal dinosaurs very different? Are they more reptilian that avian than the bipedal dinosaurs? I have been wondering about this for quite some time, is there some evolutionary fork between the bipedal and quadrupedal ones where one side became birds and the other became reptiles?

Sort of. All currently known feathered dinosaurs are bipedal; however, there’s no reason why quadrupedal dinosaurs couldn’t have been feathered and I suspect many were.

All dinosaurs (including birds!) are reptiles, because they evolved from reptiles. It’s just like all primates are still mammals, even though some primates evolved into humans.

There are two main groups of dinosaurs: Ornithischians (”bird-hipped” dinosaurs) and Saurischians (”lizard-hipped” dinosaurs). As little sense as it makes, birds are actually “lizard-hipped” dinosaurs.

Saurischians are further divided into Theropods (mostly two-legged meat eaters, like Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor, and Spinosaurus) and Sauropodomorphs (mostly big, long-necked plant eaters, like Plateosaurus, Brontosaurus, and Brachiosaurus). Birds are theropods.

The other group, ornithischia, is made up mostly of beaked plant-eaters, like Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Parasaurolophus, and Ankylosaurus. We only know of three feathered ornithischians right now.

All of the other feathered dinosaurs we know of are theropods. It’s looking more and more like the majority of theropods had feathers of some sort, either hairlike “protofeathers” or true branching feathers like on modern birds.

Because at least some ornithischians had feathers, it’s also looking likely that the ancestor of all dinosaurs had feathers, and any dinosaurs that lacked them evolved from feathered ancestors.

anonymous asked:

How do you think dinosaurs fit in the bible?

The topic of dinosaurs in the Bible is part of a larger ongoing debate within the Christian community over the age of the earth, the proper interpretation of Genesis, and how to interpret the physical evidences we find all around us. Those who believe in an older age for the earth tend to agree that the Bible does not mention dinosaurs, because, according to their paradigm, dinosaurs died out millions of years before the first man ever walked the earth. The men who wrote the Bible could not have seen living dinosaurs.

Those who believe in a younger age for the earth tend to agree that the Bible does mention dinosaurs, though it never actually uses the word “dinosaur.” Instead, it uses the Hebrew word tanniyn, which is translated a few different ways in our English Bibles. Sometimes it’s “sea monster,” and sometimes it’s “serpent.” It is most commonly translated “dragon.” The tanniyn appear to have been some sort of giant reptile. These creatures are mentioned nearly thirty times in the Old Testament and were found both on land and in the water.

In addition to mentioning these giant reptiles, the Bible describes a couple of creatures in such a way that some scholars believe the writers may have been describing dinosaurs. The behemoth is said to be the mightiest of all God’s creatures, a giant whose tail is likened to a cedar tree (Job 40:15). Some scholars have tried to identify the behemoth as either an elephant or a hippopotamus. Others point out that elephants and hippopotamuses have very thin tails, nothing comparable to a cedar tree. Dinosaurs like the brachiosaurus and the diplodocus, on the other hand, had huge tails which could easily be compared to a cedar tree.

Nearly every ancient civilization has some sort of art depicting giant reptilian creatures. Petroglyphs, artifacts, and even little clay figurines found in North America resemble modern depictions of dinosaurs. Rock carvings in South America depict men riding diplodocus-like creatures and, amazingly, bear the familiar images of triceratops-like, pterodactyl-like, and tyrannosaurus rex-like creatures. Roman mosaics, Mayan pottery, and Babylonian city walls all testify to man’s trans-cultural, geographically unbounded fascination with these creatures. Sober accounts like those of Marco Polo’s Il Milione mingle with fantastic tales of treasure-hoarding beasts. In addition to the substantial amount of anthropic and historical evidences for the coexistence of dinosaurs and man, there are physical evidences, like the fossilized footprints of humans and dinosaurs found together at places in North America and West-Central Asia.

So, are there dinosaurs in the Bible? The matter is far from settled. It depends on how you interpret the available evidences and how you view the world around you. If the Bible is interpreted literally, a young earth interpretation will result, and the idea that dinosaurs and man coexisted can be accepted. If dinosaurs and human beings coexisted, what happened to the dinosaurs? While the Bible does not discuss the issue, dinosaurs likely died out sometime after the flood due to a combination of dramatic environmental shifts and the fact that they were relentlessly hunted to extinction by man.

anonymous asked:

Question for a friend - if God created people during the seven days, then how were dinosaurs around for a long time before people came?

The topic of dinosaurs in the Bible is part of a larger ongoing debate within the Christian community over the age of the earth, the proper interpretation of Genesis, and how to interpret the physical evidences we find all around us. Those who believe in an older age for the earth tend to agree that the Bible does not mention dinosaurs, because, according to their paradigm, dinosaurs died out millions of years before the first man ever walked the earth. The men who wrote the Bible could not have seen living dinosaurs.

Those who believe in a younger age for the earth tend to agree that the Bible does mention dinosaurs, though it never actually uses the word “dinosaur.” Instead, it uses the Hebrew word tanniyn, which is translated a few different ways in our English Bibles. Sometimes it’s “sea monster,” and sometimes it’s “serpent.” It is most commonly translated “dragon.” The tanniyn appear to have been some sort of giant reptile. These creatures are mentioned nearly thirty times in the Old Testament and were found both on land and in the water.

In addition to mentioning these giant reptiles, the Bible describes a couple of creatures in such a way that some scholars believe the writers may have been describing dinosaurs. The behemoth is said to be the mightiest of all God’s creatures, a giant whose tail is likened to a cedar tree (Job 40:15). Some scholars have tried to identify the behemoth as either an elephant or a hippopotamus. Others point out that elephants and hippopotamuses have very thin tails, nothing comparable to a cedar tree. Dinosaurs like the brachiosaurus and the diplodocus, on the other hand, had huge tails which could easily be compared to a cedar tree.

Nearly every ancient civilization has some sort of art depicting giant reptilian creatures. Petroglyphs, artifacts, and even little clay figurines found in North America resemble modern depictions of dinosaurs. Rock carvings in South America depict men riding diplodocus-like creatures and, amazingly, bear the familiar images of triceratops-like, pterodactyl-like, and tyrannosaurus rex-like creatures. Roman mosaics, Mayan pottery, and Babylonian city walls all testify to man’s trans-cultural, geographically unbounded fascination with these creatures. Sober accounts like those of Marco Polo’s Il Milione mingle with fantastic tales of treasure-hoarding beasts. In addition to the substantial amount of anthropic and historical evidences for the coexistence of dinosaurs and man, there are physical evidences, like the fossilized footprints of humans and dinosaurs found together at places in North America and West-Central Asia.

So, are there dinosaurs in the Bible? The matter is far from settled. It depends on how you interpret the available evidences and how you view the world around you. If the Bible is interpreted literally, a young earth interpretation will result, and the idea that dinosaurs and man coexisted can be accepted. If dinosaurs and human beings coexisted, what happened to the dinosaurs? While the Bible does not discuss the issue, dinosaurs likely died out sometime after the flood due to a combination of dramatic environmental shifts and the fact that they were relentlessly hunted to extinction by man.
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