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Happy Darwin Day! 

Charles Darwin would be 207 years old today, if pesky ol’ evolution didn’t insist on death and limited lifespans.

As Dobzhansky wrote, “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution,” so take a moment today to think about what Darwin did for science. Naturally, I’ve selected a few cool items to tickle your curiosity:

Looking for a nice intro to some principles of evolution and natural selection? Check out my 12 Days of Evolution series on the It’s Okay To Be Smart YouTube channel.

Charles Darwin is most famous for his book On The Origin of Species, but did you know that Darwin’s kids had a bad (but adorable) habit of drawing all over his manuscripts? Check out this gallery of younger Darwin doodles courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

This is one of my favorite pieces of Darwin-inspired art, Darwin Took Steps, painted by Glendon Mellow. Head over to his blog to learn more about its creation and the meaning of the different visual elements. 

Glendon’s painting features Darwin’s original tree of life drawing, which he quickly sketched in a notebook as the significance of his work in the Galápagos began to sink in. Best part? “I think”. Check out Darwin’s original evolutionary “a ha” moment, captured in a letter to Joseph Dalton Hooker.

Charles Darwin had some pretty interesting views on marriage, and being the analytically-minded person that he was, he made what is perhaps the most hilarious list of matrimonial pros and cons ever put to paper:


Children — (if it Please God) — Constant companion, (& friend in old age) who will feel interested in one, — object to be beloved & played with. — better than a dog anyhow.– Home, & someone to take care of house — Charms of music & female chit-chat. — These things good for one’s health. — but terrible loss of time. —

My God, it is intolerable to think of spending one’s whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working, & nothing after all. — No, no won’t do. — Imagine living all one’s day solitarily in smoky dirty London House. — Only picture to yourself a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music perhaps — Compare this vision with the dingy reality of Grt. Marlbro’ St.

Not Marry

Freedom to go where one liked — choice of Society & little of it. — Conversation of clever men at clubs — Not forced to visit relatives, & to bend in every trifle. — to have the expense & anxiety of children — perhaps quarelling — Loss of time. — cannot read in the Evenings — fatness & idleness — Anxiety & responsibility — less money for books &c — if many children forced to gain one’s bread. — (But then it is very bad for ones health[19] to work too much)

Perhaps my wife wont like London; then the sentence is banishment & degradation into indolent, idle fool —

Read the list in Darwin’s own hand here, courtesy of Darwin Online.

Finally, rest assured that even Charles Darwin had days when he hated everybody and felt like a big pile of sad, as he detailed in this letter to geologist Charles Lyell (the letter is pictured above):

But I am very poorly today & very stupid & hate everybody & everything. One lives only to make blunders.– I am going to write a little Book for Murray on orchids & today I hate them worse than everything so farewell & in a sweet frame of mind,

I am ever yours
C. Darwin

Happy Darwin Day!

You know, I’m relieved Homestuck is finally ending in many ways, but also… it’s improved my life in so many ways. So I decided to look through my Homestuck art folder (yes, I actually have a dedicated folder in my Fanart folder just for Homestuck fanart I’ve done) and… it’s really funny. Okay so on the one hand, I have pieces like these, which are actually good work with effort put in:

(yes, that’s the album art for Portrait from Volume 9, it’s one of my favourite pieces I’ve ever done).

But then I come across things like this:

I think the truly great thing about Homestuck is that all of this fanart is just as much “in-character” for the comic itself. You can be incredibly silly or incredibly epic or very sincere or very ironic and… it’ll still feel “Homestuck”. Homestuck is a comic about how the Mundane can become epic, and vice-versa, and I adore that. I’ll always adore that.


soooooooooooo i haven’t drawn really in a WHILE and boy can i fucking tell

so i decided to do a bon off this post as a sketch/warm up type thing since i’m too lazy to fucking do the comic idea i had for it but i got tired halfway thru hahaahahahaahahshlfdgsfl;fdhk;f

idk how seriously i ship boncroc but i love it for shit like ‘rich husband dies and widow changes into her mourning lingerie’ bc it’s so accurate 2 their dynamic

so my second class of the day (which is also my last class of the day on fridays) got cancelled so i got to go home super early. on the downside, though, my class was cancelled due to snow and i had to fight through white-out conditions just to get home. i’m glad i didn’t try to wait it out though because it’s gotten even worse in the past half hour/45 minutes that i’ve been home. 

at least it’s starting to actually feel like winter though

akogarezephyr asked:

Okay! I've got it down to two prompts, but I'm going to separate them so that it's a little easier for you. Of course, if you can't or don't want to do them then please don't feel pressured to. Alright, here goes. If possible, could I have a 7 (silent fury) with Perona?

// Send me a number and I’ll write a micro story using the word or phrase // (still open)

This was so much fun! I know I whined, but omg I should write more Perona and Mihawk. I love those two, especially together. So thank you dear, the request was gold!

I hope you like it: 7 - silent fury, also on AO3

It was three months since Perona had returned to Kuraigana Island and Mihawk’s castle. Three months in which she wondered why she had actually done so. When she had entered the castle, looking for the owner, Mihawk had only raised an eyebrow at her. She had not gotten any “Hello”, “How are you” or “You’re back”. No word at all, that he hadn’t seen her for nearly two months and was glad she was back, no indication he cared she was living with him, again.

In the beginning she had shrugged it off. If he didn’t throw her out, she wouldn’t go. The two years had made her believe the castle was her home, now, and to be honest, she knew no other place to go. But the more the silence filled up the castle, the more it wore her down. Mihawk wasn’t the most talkative person, and without Zoro it was even more quiet than it had been in those two years.

Sure, they spoke with each other, but it was only necessities. It was about whose turn it was to cook, about when they needed to do groceries, and similar non-personal stuff. It felt empty, and the usual boisterous nature of Perona didn’t show up. Oh, she wanted to. She wanted to tell him to finally say something about her returning. She wanted to make herself clear how absolutely boring she found him, because all he did was drinking wine and reading the newspaper. She wanted to scream at him, be the annoying little brat she had been during those two years, but she couldn’t. There was this fear he would kick her out then, because she had no idea if he wanted her to stay or not.

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ixcaliber asked:

stella did you always blog one piece because it feels like i never saw any one piece stuff when i wasn't already deep in pirates hell but you love one piece so much i know this can't be the case

I swear it peaks in the beginning of every year, around like, January-March is when my blog descends into One Piece Hell. Last year I screamed about Skypeia for thirty-four consecutive days.

Also, the only other friend I had here that likes one piece is studying abroad this semester, which is why I’m like a whistling teapot that’s constantly blowing steam even at people I KNOW aren’t into this stuff because being the only person that cares about a thing just makes me care ten times harder, unfortunately, please talk to me about one piece

anonymous asked:

are all ur fics in the fics tag septiplier unless written otherwise (like one of them says septicpie so obviously its not septiplier) also i just read midnight and i love it

Pretty much all of my fics are Septiplier–even the ones that are tagged “septicpie” usually have a hint of Septiplier in them–Septicpie usually refers to the brotp between them, so. Exceptions being “Tomorrow is Another Day” in which it’s sort of a friends-with-benefits/angst/unrequited love story, but even the end game is implied to be Septiplier.

I’m glad you like Midnight! That’s one of my favorite pieces and I’m incredibly proud of it.