little-factory

anonymous asked:

DA:I Companions and advisers react to an Inquisitor who has a pet parrot? One that likes to perch on the Inky's shoulder and repeats swearwords that it hears from other people.

Cassandra: She was irritated by the bird because all it did for the days while the Herald was unconscious was squawk incessantly at anyone who it didn’t recognize and perch on the Herald, trying in vain to wake their beloved. Still, she doesn’t comment, because when the Herald is finally out and about, so is the bird, who brings them comfort. The parrot ends up growing on her, slowly but surely, though the first few times it perches on her, she freezes and is unsure of what to do.

Iron Bull: The parrot loves his horns as perches. “Alright, you little shit factory,” he says, amused, “you can sit up there all you like, long as you don’t mistake my head for a latrine.” The bird often bluntly asks for food if he’s eating nuts, and he argues with them before grumbling and giving in, much to the bird’s delight.

Blackwall: He’s never gotten up close to one before, and he’s not sure how to react. He just stares until the parrot starts talking to him, and he blinks in surprise. He enjoys talking to the parrot, especially after his secret is revealed, because it’s not in the least concerned about it and will still talk to him readily, even if it seems nonsensical at times.

Sera: She loves the parrot. She loves playing with it and talking to it and trying to teach it words. The parrot decides they like her, and if the bird isn’t perched on the Herald and cuddling, the parrot’s perched on her or Bull or a few of the other party members. She spoils it.

Varric: He tries telling the parrot stories to see what will happen, and finds that the bird likes it, sometimes repeating phrases back at him– or just over and over again at random times, sometimes annoying Cassandra. Varric greatly approves.

Cole: “They know the words and what words mean more than people think. Side-stepping, dancing, the humans will call me pretty and ooh and ahh and give me treats, it’s all as easy as talking. They are happy because you love them and care for them and give them attention.” He smiles. “It is good.” The bird likes him because of how calm he can be, and he always seems to know where they want scritches.

Dorian: He’s seen a few magisters with them, often neglected and sad once the owners tire of the novelty, so it pleases him to see the happy, well-kept and stimulated bird, who he enjoys having conversations with. He’ll bounce his theories and theorems off of the bird, who’s just happy to talk with him. “You are quite beautiful,” he says wryly one day, “but not as much as me.” This offends the bird, and it shocks him when it says ‘fuck you.’ “Did you learn that, by chance, from Sera?” he asks dryly. “No matter. There’s no need to ruffle your feathers over the matter. We can both be pretty.”

Solas: Parrots fascinate him, he discovers. He tries holding conversations with the bird to see how far its intelligence goes, and is pleased. He almost considers talking with the bird about his internal problems, but quickly decides against it, despite how nice it would be to have an outlet– don’t need a bird outing a wolf.

Vivienne: Like Dorian, she’s seen nobles who get the birds, get bored of them, and neglect them. While she’s not all that into keeping pets, she can at least admire how well the bird is kept– a parrot is a living creature, and deserves respect. Her nose wrinkles when she sees anyone in the party trying to teach it swear words, and she hopes it never repeats these words at any nobles. “Don’t repeat that, Darling.” she says dryly to the parrot as Sera tries to teach it new words.

Josephine: She thinks it’s adorable, up until it starts cursing at Roderick and Marquis DuRellion. Then she spends time looking for the best animal trainer to somehow get the bird to stop saying those inappropriate words. Sometimes the bird hums a tune, though, and it makes her calm down a little.

Leliana: If no one’s looking or in earshot, she’ll consider busting out the lute and singing a song to the bird, just to watch it dance and revel in the sound of music. Birds listen and enjoy music much like humans do, and she finds a little solace in interacting with the parrot. She compliments the Herald on their companion and their care of the parrot.

Cullen: He’s honestly surprised it survived all of this nonsense, and while he initially voices a bit of concern about the bird’s safety, the bird pitches such a fit when separated from their owner for extended periods of time that he lets it go. At one point, when he’s having a particularly bad headache from lyrium withdrawal, the parrot finds him and sits on his shoulder, puffing up and cuddling against his head, gently trying to kiss his head and groom his hair. The company is welcome.

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“Ever wonder why we go to school? Besides getting a so-called education. It’s not too obvious to most of you stupid fucks but for those who think a little more and deeper you should realize it. Its society’s way of turning all the young people into good little robots and factory workers. That’s why we sit in desks in rows and go by bell schedules, to get prepared for the real world cause “that’s what its like.” Well god damn it no it isn’t! one thing that separates us from other animals is the fact that we can carry actual thoughts. So why don’t we? People go on day by day routine shit. Why can’t we learn in school how we want to, why can’t we sit on desks and on shelves and put our feet up and relax while we learn? Cause that’s not what the “real world is like.” Well hey fuckheads, there is no such thing as an actual “real world.” Its just another word like justice, sorry, pity, religion, faith, luck and so on. We are humans, if we don’t like something we have the fucking ability to change! But we don’t, at least you don’t, I would. You just whine/bitch throughout life but never do a goddamn thing to change anything. “man can eat, drink, fuck, and hunt and anything else he does is madness”. Boy oh fuckin boy is that true.” - Eric Harris

Sometimes I think Eric was too smart for this world.

#001: Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur can be seen napping in bright sunlight. There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun’s rays, the seed grows progressively larger.


I’m just going to start off by saying how excited I am for this post. As you may or may not know, the early gens are my favorite and are what I’m most familiar with. I think one of the best way of honoring the early gens is by analyzing pokedex entry NUMBER ONE! Bulbasaur is adorable and I just adore him so this will be fun. 

I guess it’s probably pretty obvious where I’m going to take this, but it’s still super interesting. So here is the question we’re going to tackle today :

How can Bulbasaur get energy from the sun?

So if you know anything about plant biology, or anything about plants at all, you’ve probably heard of photosynthesis. This is the process that plants use to get energy from the sun.

Have you ever thought about how strange that is? Humans, and most other animals, get their energy from eating food. Food is a physical thing that we can touch, and if we break it down enough we can see exactly where that energy is coming from in the food. But plants are able to get their energy from light. You can’t hold it in your hand, you can’t break it down into little parts. It’s just kind of there. How does that work?

Well, in plant cells there are these little specialized organelles called chloroplasts. This is where the magic happens. Chloroplasts contain these little factories called photo-systems. So light is made up of photons, which are able to pass through these photo-systems and excite the electrons that work in these factories. When the electrons get excited, they are able to help split up molecules that will later be used to form the molecule known as ATP. 

ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, is the most common form of energy used by any living thing. ATP is used in just about every biological process, and making ATP is main reason that we do eat. In our bodies the mitochondria (you know, the powerhouse of the cell) break down glucose to form ATP. One molecule of glucose produces 32 molecules of ATP, and one gram of table sugar contains 1,760,000,000,000,000,000,000 molecules of sugar. That’s a lot of ATP. It is so important!

Okay, now that we have that out of the way, we can get back to Bulbasaur! (I promise, this was all totally relevant). So far we know that Bulbasaur likes to lay in the sun, most likely to photosynthesize, but how exactly would that work with it’s animal-like nature?

Well, here in our depressingly pokemon-less universe, we have a few animals of our own who practice photosynthesis. Elysia chlorotica is species of Sea Slug that’s diet mainly consists of algae. The sea slug is able to absorb the chloroplasts from the algae, through a  process known as kleptoplasty, and are actually able to use them to use sunlight’s power for its own benefit. If the slug is pregnant at the time of ingesting the algae, it’s possible that the chloroplasts could make their way into the embryo and pass off his photosynthetic trait to its offspring. As these embryos mature, and ingest their own algae, they are likely to be able to rely more on these chloroplasts for energy and mainly rely on the algae as a source of these chloroplasts. 

Bulbasaur likely consumes plants from time to time to absorb their chloroplasts for its own benefit, giving it the ability to photosynthesize.

Honestly, this doesn’t really explain where the seed on Bulbasaur’s back comes from, but I don’t really have an explanation for this. My best guess it that it could be a parasite, but that wouldn’t explain how it get’s passed from generation to generation.

“Hilarious.”

(You know why there are so many Primaris Marines?)

“No, why?”

(Well according to Dark Imperium, Cawl started when you told him to around the Heresy.)

“This I know, but I was expecting a Squad, maybe a Chapter.”

(Well, when you “died” No one told Cawl to stop his little Marine factory.)

“Wait…. he made a Legion because I was not there to tell him not to?”

(Yep.)

“That is funny.”

Seulgi Reaction To You Working For Pringles

Originally posted by iirenebae

She would go absolutely crazy. She would want to visit your work everyday and when you finally took her there she would show up to you with an shirt with the Pringles guy on it. She woud be just so happy. She would want you to show her every stage of the production and every little space of the factory. She would be so fascinated about all of It and she would constantly ask you if they had already made new flavors or if there’s something new they’re adding to it. She wouldn’t ask you to bring some of them to her cause she knows that you can’t do that but she would definitely be the first in line to buy it when it where released. Also she would probably scold you when you did brought her some of the new flavors but be the happiest girl in the whole world.

I’m still not exactly sure how delirious I was on a lack of sleep that I thought this was a brilliant idea. I mean… horse. Horse with armor. Horse.

OK, OK, I’ll stop whining. I enjoyed it… in some… painful way. Dylas might be one of my favorite characters personality-wise, but his design… makes me… a little puzzled. Just a little.

grevgrev  asked:

top monster factory one-liners

i don’t think i could choose?! i’d have trouble choosing five lines even from one monster factory. but i will list my top five monster factory…videos

  1. both turbovicki videos
  2. both knife dad videos
  3. sims 4
  4. saints row
  5. dj slime time

ask me my top 5/10 anything!

Movies for bad days

Because movies are the perfect escape on bad days; here’s a compilation of movies that leave me feeling better than before I watched them, ranging from sappy romantic ones of disputable quality to absolute perfect ones. They’re not on the list because they’re 100% happy movies, but they give colour to a grey day.

Guys and Gals, Seriously. Fantasy Life.

Ever miss a game when it first comes out and then you discover it later on and it hits you like a sack of bricks? 

Well, earlier this past weekend I was bludgeoned with Fantasy Life and sweet merciful Arceus, did I fall in love.

It’s a little Rune Factory, it’s a little Dragon Age and it’s a helluva lot of fun. I highly recommend it if you, like me, didn’t pick it up when it came out. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to get back to playing. [❤]

Buy: Fantasy Life, Harvest Moon Games
Reasons why G3 was the best
  • Literally there were so many different ponies that you were NEVER BORED. No main character ponies over and over until the very end 
  •  THE VARIETY. If you liked green ponies, they had em! Tinsel? You got it. No tinsel? Plenty of those too 
  •  That wonderful G3 smell. You know what it is 
  • Sure there weren’t many unicorns and Pegasi but they were SPECIAL and rare like THEY SHOULD BE. Plus they were ALL pretty 
  •  SUCH HIGH QUALITY. Nice, silky hair, fabric clothes, and very little factory errors
  •  DURABILITY. Especially on the playsets! You could literally SIT on the crystal rainbow castle or the Ponyville balloon house and it would be like “nah bro I’m good”. Try doing that to a G4 wedding castle and see what happens.
  •  The soft, slightly pearly bodies. So squishy 
  •  They are SO common and cheap to find secondhand now too!! So easy to find and like on the Arena people sell em for like $2. Even the rare ones aren’t that expensive- like fair exclusives sure but like Port o Bella and Caribbean Delight are like $15 come on
  •  Ok the animation was saccharine sweet and there wasn’t a lot going on but does there really need to be? I love high fantasy too but sometimes I love the simplicity that was the animation. Plus the songs were so cute
  •  SO MANY MOLDS. They gave the ponies such personality!!! Like all the donkey poses are loud but sweet and the divas are sassy and powerful
  • Holiday exclusives. Enough said. 
  •  I can go on and on but oh G3 how I miss thee