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I love love love this shot of my Hera taken at SWCO by @FuryZhil on twitter.

This was right as Celebration was shutting down on the last day and we were slowly inching our towards the exit

fitzsimmonsavengers  asked:

Now in light of this gifset: /post/159608654687 (the lion cubs!!!) which is just so freaking cute, how many kids do you imagine Fitzsimmons having in the SBS universe. And have you imagined anything else in terms of a Fitzsimmons family in this verse ;) I LOVE this universe and I love it that you frequently publish your HCs about it :D It's so awesome :D

hehehe no lie, I’ve been just waiting for someone to ask me about family/child headcanons for this universe. like, real talk, I basically don’t care about and am not interested in FitzSimmons baby headcanons in any normal AU or canon, but suddenly you mention the Side By Side ‘verse and my entire brain turns into mush. and wasn’t that post adorable?! I have so many misc animal (well, lion and lizard) posts in my Academy AU tag now, lol. 

most of what I’ve imagined so far involves adorable new baby and daemon scenes - and most of them are Fitz-focused, lol. for example, I set one out in this post a while back (@eclecticmuses​ has been the sole victim of me occasionally having SBS!baby daemon feelings-attacks, lmao). they’re all snippets seen through rose-colored glasses that don’t take into account any of the difficult baby/kid stuff, but, y’know. I have a few little scene-lets that have popped into my head over the past few months that I just love. 

I’ve really only ever headcanoned FitzSimmons as having one child of their own, Margaret (named after her), and so that continues in this universe. her daemon eventually settles as a monkey, to Fitz and Sarama’s pure and utter delight. 

read on for so much tooth-rotting fluff you’re gonna need to floss after.

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anonymous asked:

Awww your early versions of Jaide were so cute, she looked like a little elf vampire thing, now she looks like a cat vampire thing. She reminds me of this Korean rapper Cheetah especially with the pixie cut

ohh lol i know who that is.. her face is so nice but tbh i don’t know who Jaide looks like.. i didn’t try to model her after anyone irl. but smh yeahh her old face she was super pale and had little baby elf ears for some reason???? i used to struggle with Jaide’s face a lot but now i think i’m somewhere i feel comfortable.. i just have to continue to work on her skin so she looks the same with and without makeup on.

i’m really happy that i got her to look like the rest of her siblings though.. now if you stand her next to Fenix she looks like she belongs. 

Anomalocaris

Scientific name: Anomalocaris canadensis
Diet: Fairly soft foods
Projected Natural Lifespan: Unknown
Length: 1 meter (3 feet)
Locality: British Columbia (Burgess Shale), 508 Ma
Exhibit: Cambrian Section, Aquarium

About
Anomalocaris is quite a strange animal, an ancient relative of arthropods. Its body is lined with many pairs of lobes, which it swims with by undulating as one flexible unit. Anomalocaris has some of the first compound eyes to ever evolve, and uses them to scope out prey - or look at visitors. Its mouth is located on the bottom side of its head and is shaped like a pineapple ring, and provided food with the two great appendages on the front of its head.

At Huxley
Anomalocaris can be found in the Cambrian section of the Aquarium. Three individuals occupy one of a series of circular tanks, which house various Dinocaridans. Anomalocaris is the most popular animal in the section, in part because you don’t need a magnifying glass to see it.

Notable Behavior
While they are fairly shallow water animals, our Anomalocaris most commonly inhabit frequent the deeper two thirds of the tank. They’re rather active and surprisingly tolerant of each other. Sometimes they even swim together in a group. The Anomalocaris do not molt - they don’t actually have hardened exoskeletons. As suspected, they use the great appendages to grab food and give it to the mouth. We’ve also seen them sort through the sandy floor of the tank with the appendages. After eating or foraging, they clean themselves (particularly the appendages) of sand and/or food scraps as much as they can - sometimes with a little help from each other.

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Alexander The Great in front of the tomb of Achilles.

This painting in the Louvre Museum is a work of Hubert Robert (1733 -1808) done around 1754.

The subject taken from the Greek rhetorician Claudius Aelianius or Aelian (Varia Historia, XII, 7), writing in the second century CE, and shows the Macedonian king having the tomb of Achilles opened in order to pay a homage to the Greek hero of the Trojan War.

Achilles’ relationship with Patroclus is a key aspect of his myth. Its exact nature has been a subject of dispute in both the classical period and modern times. Thus in 5th-century BCE Athens, the relationship was commonly interpreted as pederastic. Nowadays some see it as a love relationship of an egalitarian homosexual couple. It is the same case as the relationship between Alexander the Great and Hephaestion. The relationship between the Macedonian king and his dearest and closest friend and confidant, lasted their whole lives, and was compared, by others as well as themselves, to that of Achilles and Patroclus. Hephaestion and Alexander grew up in a time and place where homosexual affairs were seen as perfectly normal. Roman and later writers, taking the Athenian pattern as their example, have tended to assume either, that their sexual relationship belonged to their adolescence, after which they left it behind, or that one of them was older, the lover (erastes) and the other was the beloved (eromenos). Claudius Aelianus takes the latter view when he uses just such an expression when describing the visit to Troy: “Alexander laid a garland on Achilles’ tomb and Hephaestion on Patroclus’, indicating that he was Alexander’s eromenos, as Patroclus was of Achilles.” No other circumstance shows better the nature and length of their relationship than Alexander’s overwhelming grief at Hephaestion’s death. The many and varied ways, both spontaneous and planned, by which Alexander poured out his grief are overwhelming. In the context of the nature of their relationship however, one stands out as remarkable. Lucius Flavius Arrianus “Xenophon” (Arrian of Nicomedia, ca. 86 – 160), in his work Ἀλεξάνδρου ἀνάβασις says that Alexander “… flung himself on the body of his friend and lay there nearly all day long in tears, and refused to be parted from him until he was dragged away by force by his Companions.

This painting by Robert (known as Robert des Ruines) is close to Panini, who was his teacher during his long stay of 11 years in Rome, and it is considered to be one of the first productions of the French artist in that city. In the painting by the French vedutista, an architectural fantasy, we see a pyramid similar to that of Caius Cestius in Rome, the ruins of a temple with Ionic columns inspired by the temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum and a round temple, after the Roman temple of Vesta, or the temple of the Sybile in Tivoli. The statue standing at the left-hand side of the canvas is the so-called Antinous of the Belvedere, or Antinous Admirandus, the famous statue in the Pio-Clementino Museum of the Vatican. This statue, correctly identified as a Hermes in the 19th century, was long taken to be a depiction of the beautiful Bythinian lover of Emperor Hadrian, one of the great “eromenos-erastes” relationship of the antiquity.

Putting your hair in a protective style doesn't mean that it will grow faster.

A protective style helps to RETAIN LENGTH, that is the most important thing. If you don’t RETAIN LENGTH then it will seem as if your hair is not growing, when this isn’t the case.

Many people have the misconception that if they wear a protective style for 2 months, their hair will grow 2 inches.

If you’re doing this, you’re going to have a lot of breakage to a point where it looks like your hair hasn’t grown. Even if you’ve had them for 6 weeks and they still look fresh, take them out!!!

It is also vital that you moisturise with water, oils etc. whilst your hair is in a protective style so that you’re taking care of your hair underneath (if you’re wearing braids or whatever)

Hope this helps💖✨
If you have natural hair and are not seeing growth

Leave it alone.

Put it in a twist out or braid out for 5 days. Unravel on the 6th day and on the 7th prep for your wash day.Its how I grew my hair to shoulder length in a year and its what I’m doing again. Wigs and twist outs. Not touching my real hair for days at a time.

Moisture isnt a huge deal for me since I sweat at work and go for a run everyday *not sunday* and if it is getting a bit dry I will spritz my water/leave in mix and bam. DONE. Sometimes I keep my twists for 2 weeks just to leave my hair ALONE. I clip out 1 strand knots when I see them and heaven forbid I use heat. 

Just find a style you can deal with for the week or weeks and do it, LEAVE YOUR HAIR ALONE.

I see youtube videos with people have breakage and nape problems and edges missing… why are you messing with your edges? I havent used my edge control in 6 months because there has been nothing that was so fancy I had to lay them flat. Even so shea butter will keep them flat for me… me! With the 4b/4c I do what I want when I want hair!

Again I will say leave your hair alone, I wash mine oce every 2 weeks with a cowash and once a month with a sulfate free shampoo. If its getting really dirty I bust out a regular shampoo to get rid of all the nasty on my scalp. Even then my hair is in twist and I aim for just my scalp while I am washing. 

I hate when my hair isnt twisted… it looks like a city after Godzilla is done with it AND you can see all the different textures like.. a great divide.

SO NAPTURALS…. LEAVE YOUR HAIR ALONE. NO TOUCHY!

How to “Grow” Hair

For people with long hair, whether relaxed or natural, the first question they seem to be asked is, “how did you grow your hair so long?” However, the question should be, “how did you retain so much length?” Whether your hair grows 10 inches a year, or 4 inches a year, you must retain the bulk of it to see results. What is the point of growing 10 inches a year, to have poor haircare… 

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