Apollo, as imagined by Rick Riordan versus the depiction by Madeline Miller

I have always been fascinated by the difference between the two: one is almost foolishly arrogant, obsessed with his own appearance and a clear young joker, while the other is truly the “godly” depiction; a darker, more relaxed character with a much more intense aura.

Nembrotha milleri

…is a species of Polycerid nudibranch that occurs in the tropical Indo-Pacific ocean, where it is fairly widespread. Another undescribed Nembrotha species collected off of East Africa, may be related to or a subspecies of N. milleri. Nembrotha milleri feeds mainly on ascidians and other tunicates, it is often associated with Sigillina signiferaN. milleri, gets its species name after the nudibranch enthusiast Michael D. Miller. 


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Image: Alexander R. Jenner

From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 1870-1964 by Millery Polyné. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010. 

“Millery Polyné charts an ambitious scholarly path in this work, and explores it well. His title invokes memories of the late scholar David Nicholls’ work in From Dessalines to Duvalier: Race, Colour, and National Independence (1979 and subsequent editions). Nicholls’ last edition (1996) began with the fall of former President Jean-Claude "Baby Doc” Duvalier in 1986 and Polyné’s begins with the departure of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004. Nicholls acknowledged that Haiti’s revolution became a [End Page 425] symbol of triumph to other Caribbean nations, but he focused on providing an insular look at the island. Conversely, Polyné uses this very historical memory of Haiti as a sign of black freedom and shifts the study of the nation outwards to the larger Americas. He demonstrates convincingly how this historical memory guided transnational interactions between elite Haitians and U.S. African Americans from the late nineteenth through the present century (p. 7). Polyné’s well-researched and critical examination of these exchanges has produced a text that widens our understanding of the Americas for the discipline of American Studies and paves the way for new and stimulating discussions in the fields of history and African American and Haitian studies.“ – Yveline Alexis


Ladies and gentlemen, I give you what is probably, at the moment, the most complex and detailed reconstruction on planet Earth of Pterichthyodes. More exactly, Pterichthyodes milleri. You can see all the bone plates that form its heavy frontal (upper) body armour and the naked, scaly tail (lower) with the fins. Its wing-like appendages which correspond to and were derived from the pectoral fins seen in modern fish and other non-antiarch placoderms, were used for locomotion (probably crawling :p ).  

Artist’s notes: I made it in pencil on yellow paper and enhanced the contrast in Photoshop. Enjoy! :D


This is a dark, chocolate brown colored, enrolled Eldredgeops milleri trilobite from the Silica Formation of Ohio. Silica Formation trilobites are some of the most highly sought and collectable trilobites from the United States. Not least because all of the quarries they used to come from have been off limits to collectors for years. 

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Terms and Conditions was SUCH a good episode
  • As much as I loved learning about Polis it was really nice to get back to the shows roots and take a look at what is going on with the rest of our delinquents. 
  • It really sucks that Bellamy and Monty are BARELY realizing how fucked up they’ve been this whole season
  • It breaks my fucking heart that Raven can’t remember Finn. IDC if you liked him or not he was so fucking IMPORTANT to her
  • Also THANK GOD that Raven has come to her senses! I always had faith that she would
  • too fucking bad his boyfriend lost major brownie points by spying on Miller
  • I’m convinced Harper is against Pike because their stupid anti grounder crusade got her gf Monroe killed
  • i’m so worried about Lincoln but at this point all we can do is enjoy him for however long we got *cries*
  • I don’t even LIKE Abby but shouldn’t have she you know….been there??


[Anakin] was so proud of [Gold Squadron]—and at the same time so afraid. The brutal reality of combat meant the odds were they wouldn’t all come home. They knew it, too, but no one would read that in their faces—faces that were at first glance, to the uncaring observer, identical. But he knew them as individuals, and he loved them for themselves. He could list each man’s scars, recite each man’s quirks, describe each man’s idiosyncratic hair. Close-helmeted, in full body armor, he knew every one of them by his walk.

Blindfold me and I’ll tell you who laughed.

Letting his gaze touch each unique, committed pilot, he locked their faces tightly in his memory, in case this was the last time.

Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth by Karen Miller

I’m reading two different books and they’re both going on about clone individuality I’m in love