nature dweller

Owari no Seraph Headcanons

-Vampires click their top fangs against their bottom ones when they’re nervous. It’s usually super quiet and humans typically can’t hear them, but other vampires can

-They make this sort of rattling hiss when threatened or angry, kinda like a rattlesnake mixed with a cat. If they’re hurt when they’re hissing, they’ll shriek

-Their bottom fangs are spurs that hook into the flesh of their victem, anchoring them in and making moving difficult. Because venom production starts right before they bite, these spurs usually have a thin coating on them that numbs them to the victem, unless the bite was intentionally done without venom, which SERIOUSLY hurts and is usually something done in fighting instead of hunting because a screaming, thrashing human is difficult to drink from even with super strength

-Their claws (we sometimes see Ferid and Krul with their claws out when they’re fighting or angry, you can catch them if you watch close enough) slide out over their ordinary nails and are tough enough to dig into rock without breaking. Some vampires like to paint them in their free time (fucking Ferid with his purple-ass claws is evidence for this headcanon)

-They’re somewhat desensitized to pain. Minor injuries don’t bother them at all, and major injuries are more of a shock thing than anything else. This is because their healing abilities mean they don’t need to be careful with their injuries, as long-term healing isn’t really a thing. Therefore, the pain reflex has been mostly deactivated as feeling pain on a human level would be more of a crux than anything

-They’re mostly visual and sound-based predators, and hunt like big cats (based off their pouncing reflex). This means that they can do that thing where they can hold their head perfectly still even when the rest of their body is moving. And yes, they probably do the butt-wiggling

-Based off their ability to apparently run on the fucking walls and ceilings if they so wished (like in the first opening), their ankles and wrists are probably more flexible than ours and can pivot at angles that would make us scream to maximize their climbing ability (like that one squirrel{?}/lemur {idk I’m not that good at mammals} that can twist its back feet around to climb down trees). They probably also have longer hooked claws on their feet to hang from things so they can grab people preying-mantis style.

-Judging from how most of them seem to have really pale colouring, all of them have a strong adversion to sun (for obvious reasons lmao), the ability to climb on stone/hang from things, and a strong preference for the underground, I’m going to take a gander and say that they’re probably naturally cave dwellers

-They’re naturally solitary predators, and only usually form strong social bonds with people left over from when they are human (even if both are turned, the bond still stays)/the affection between sires and their offspring. This is why they aren’t very emotional; they don’t need it to survive and communicate, like we do. This lone hunter mentality also contributes to the tendancy to think over feeling, and is also why they don’t really care to learn things (because they can usually just figure it out by themselves). Eventually, some vampire went ‘hey, I’m strong by myself, what if instead of competing with other vampires we can team up and pool our reasorces instead of fighting over territory and prey’, and that’s how the kingdoms were formed. Vampires have since learned how to communicate with others and formed their own communication cues, but this is also where the pride and arrogance and splendor came in, because they’re essentially always trying to one-up the other vampires around them, so they eventually just started hoarding shit like dragons to prove themselves to the over vampires (a remnant of their territoriality)

-Their need to consume blood is partially a dietary need, partially magical. The blood provides the nutrients they need to get by, but it’s also a part of the curse that threw them into vampirism: essentially, you cheated death by drinking the life force of other humans (blood), but now that you’re technically supposed to be dead you’re running on borrowed time and *need* to keep stealing the life force of others to lengthen your own time. Because you weren’t supposed to cheat death, if you run out of time (starve/die), you get turned into a demon as punishment. (At least, that’s the basics of it). It takes three days to work the blood completely through the system, (as I headcanon it gets absorbed entirely, since they have only one specific food source), but they’ll still crave or enjoy drinking blood in between neccessary feeding times because it tastes good (like eating your favorite snack: you *can* have it later, but why do so when you can have it *now*) and it revitalizes their lives, giving them a sort of living high

-Vampires have the ability to echolocate if they are sunblinded (as their eyes are the most sensative). They’ll make these sort of throaty, high-frequency clicking noises that allows them to navigate them to a safe place until they are healed again.

-Fledgeling vampires are notoriously bad at learning to control their venom, and their progenitor usually gives them a few tips after they’ve drank from them for the first time because they have a higher resistance to vampire venom than humans. Fledgelings are also really bad at learning how to control their jumps and landings, so some of their first lessons are more focused on helping them learn to walk and jump again with their fancy joints and catlike reflexes than anything cool

-Then the next lessons are how to be self-sufficiant, like how to mend clothes and items and shit because no vampire wants to clean up after another one unless they’re their progenitor or special companion (and most times, not even then)
“When am I gonna learn how to do cool vampire things” “Shut up I’m trying to teach you how to fix your shit now so I don’t have to later”

-Most teaching is done by the progenitor because the most of the other vampires just don’t have the empathy or patience to care for a clumsy newborn who can’t seem to talk without biting themselves

-Sometimes vampires will start dripping venom if they’re anticipating a bite (like salivating) and they have to spit the excess venom out because it tastes bitter. The reason why they drip venom in the first place is to try to coat the rest of their teeth and numb their bite as much as possible so the human doesn’t struggle, but if the biting doesn’t actually happen it just accumulates and then their mouthes taste bad

-They have a rough patch on their tongue that puts pressure on the bite when they’re drinking, helping to increase the blood flow more than just the blood thinner in their venom. They usually press down, gather a mouthful of blood, pull back as they swallow, then press back down again to collect more, which must feel really frickin weird for the bite victem

-Their abilities to hiss, scream, and click makes being multilingual easy, which is why they can communicate with vampires across the world with little problem

Old-time vampire duels were usually fought with claws and dry-biting at necks and shoulders until one of them was killed or forced into submission

-The younger vampires are the most terrifying because they remember less of their humanity, making them more ‘purely’ vampire

Baring their fangs when fighting is an automatic reflex. Merely flashing the fangs is just aggression, whereas gaping the mouth open and baring all four fangs hints that they’re going for the kill

Because of their blood drinking and pouncing-attack style hunting, vampires have a greater range of movement in their necks that allow to look at things from many different angles and keep the movement without strain, like owls

-This is more of an observation than a headcanon, but all of the Michaela trait carriers seem to have a blood type of O, which also appears to be a delicacy in the vampire world

SEA-DWELLERS

SEA-DWELLER DIVERSITY

GIVE ME SWAMP-DWELLERS WHO HAVE A NATURAL CAMOUFLAGE 

GIVE ME SEA-DWELLERS WHO HAVE MORE SILVER-Y SKIN INSTEAD OF GREY SO THEY CAN BE LESS NOTICEABLE UNDERWATER

GIVE ME SEA-DWELLERS WITH BIOLUMINESCENT SPOTS

GIVE ME FRESHWATER SEA-DWELLERS THAT LIVE IN LAKES AND RIVERS

TROPICAL BUT UTTERLY DEADLY SEA-DWELLERS WITH BEAUTIFUL MULTI-HUED FINS

NOT QUITE INDIGOS OR VIOLETS THAT HAVE HALF-DEVELOPED GILLS AND FINS

DEEP OCEAN SEA-DWELLERS THAT ARE NATURALLY BLIND

SEA-DWELLER DIVERSITY

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PokémonMorphology - Dragonite.

My second set, as it’s my favourite Pokémon. 

I worked on making this set a bit more refined, and a bit more creative. Whilst the designs out there are superb, I wanted to push for more body shape differences then simply swapping the colours. Hopefully this will flesh out a more realistic Pokémon world a bit more. 

I have attached the text to the pictures and made them a bit more scientific, as people kept deleting the flavour text, but it’s also attached below. Please don’t delete it :)

INFORMATION BELOW


COMMON DRAGONITE

The Common Dragonite is the most plentiful and registered breed found to date. It is categorised by an equal balance of wingspan, limb size and tail size, being adapted for life both on the land and at sea for extended periods of time. It is also an incredible flyer, known to rise to great heights in order to circumnavigate the globe in a relatively short amount of time.

In its common form, which can be found in lakes, rivers and other large bodies of water, Dragonite is a light orange colour, with teal membranes to its wings and yellowish antennae (which it uses to sense prey and also to perform electrical attacks). Dragonite reaches full maturity at 55 months if trained correctly, with wild specimens varying between 55 to 65 months. A creature with extreme intellect and power, it is not easily trained and is marked as a pseudo-legendary class Pokémon.

BLUE EASTERN DRAGONITE

The Eastern Blue Dragonite is found primarily in lakes and rivers and is noted for having very high special attack and special defence capabilities. Though smaller than their common counterparts, they are longer, more lithe and are considered the most elegant of the various breeds. They are not capable flyers, preferring to glide with their smaller wingspan, but are inclined to use them to surge out of bodies of water to catch prey. 

These Dragonite are the calmest and most serene of their species, boasting higher intelligence than the Common Dragonite. Along with their small wingspan and blueish colouring, they are easily spotted by their white frilled antennae that adorn the neck, leading people to mistake them for the juvenile Dragonairs that often accompany them in their pods.  Being that they often live in warmer climates, they seem slightly more resilient to ice attacks (a primary weakness of dragons) as their blood is naturally warmer overall.

CRESTED DRAGONITE

The Crested Dragonite, sometimes called the Flame Crested Dragonite, is one of the most exotic breeds of this Pokémon. Its vibrant colours set it apart from other Dragonite, along with several other differences.

As a cliff-dweller by nature, the Crested Dragonite has a much larger wingspan to body ratio than other Dragonite, capable of gliding for days at a time if required. Its feet are less webbed and have longer talons that allow it to pluck prey from the water. This also affords it more grip on its mountainous home. The crest fills with blood when the Pokémon is angered and shows off the same exotic colours that adorn the wing membranes.

Crested Dragonite are often faster than common Dragonite, as their naturally larger wings allow for them to reach heights and speeds few other winged species can match. Their downfall, however, is when they are grounded, being lighter and more fragile than their Common brethren.

MUDDY DRAGONITE

The Muddy Dragonite is known for being the most aggressive of the Dragonite breeds. Far stronger and tougher than its ocean-dwelling brethren, the Muddy Dragonite boasts exceptional defence and attack, which it sacrifices speed for.

As these creatures are often found with the ability ‘Multiscale’, (a highly sought after trait in the Dragonite species) it is no surprise that their tough, armoured hide separates them from the other breeds. Their wings are small and unsuited for long distance flights, preferring, as with other small-winged Dragonite, the use of quick bursts of speed in their swampy homes. Dwelling in murky and often shallow waters inland, the Muddy Dragonite can also be found lazing out in the afternoon sun, heating its body temperature up before it returns to the water.

This breed is often used as parental stock in order to pass on the Multiscale gene onto its offspring, weeding out the aggressive tendencies as the process goes along.

SHINY DRAGONITE

‘Shiny’ Dragonite (and its evolutionary line) are rare, but are becoming increasingly more common, as are most ‘Shiny’ Pokémon. This pigment change, whilst adored by the training public, is in fact a genetic disorder resulting from inbreeding. All too often, trainers will ‘farm’ Pokémon eggs in order to create stronger and more specialised animals, sometimes resulting in a ‘Shiny’ side effect.

The disorder, which can affect any Pokémon subjected to harsh inbreeding, can be categorised in a faint sheen on the skin (that can result in them being shunned from their social groups and parents and simply not surviving in the wild due to lack of camouflage in weaker animals) and a drastic skin colour change. Whilst considered desirable, most ‘Shiny’ Pokémon are often frail and sickly, few living as long as their uncorrupted counterparts. Pokémon breeders are advised by the government to halt this process, but with such a high demand for glamourous Pokémon, it is unlikely to stop any time soon.

GREAT OCEAN DRAGONITE

The Great Ocean Dragonite is exceptionally rare, typically spending most of their lives in the deeper areas of the ocean.

Despite being rather sluggish and poorly equipped for combat on land, the Ocean Dragonite boasts remarkable defences and HP stats, with a thick hide that only the strongest attacks can penetrate. In comparison to the Common Dragonite, the Ocean Dragonite is far more suited to life in water. Its arms and legs are more fin-like, and primarily used for steering its massive body through the water. Its wings are too small for it to fly with, considering its weight, so they are commonly used for underwater battles, where quick bursts of speed are required. A large mouth also allows for it to swallow entire schools of Goldeen, Magikarp and other fish-like Pokémon in a single gulp.

Seeing a fully grown Great Ocean Dragonite is a rare privilege. The largest known recording was at a Kanto lighthouse in 1998, where it was estimated to have been at least 30 meters long.


EDIT - added in a size chart because quite a few people were asking for one :)

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Van Camping in Elk Neck

A very successful overnight camping trip last weekend in the bay area included hiking and camp cooking. Slept 2 people and a dog pretty comfortably inside the van in the 80s outside by running 2 fans and utilizing the bug netting to cover windows and open doors for air flow. I could smell Fall weather in the air this weekend, which always excites me. I hope to have many more of these adventures to come.

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THE MODERN GIRL’S GUIDE TO BEING AN ALL NATURAL BAD-ASS.

Hi there. I’m Lily. I’m 32 years old. Since I’m about to download a whole boatload of info about how I live into your mindspace, I thought you might like to know a little more about me than, say, what you might glean from the average green juice recipe on K&C. Ready? Set? Here goes!

Though I’m currently a city dweller, my natural habitat is most definitely in the wilds of apple orchards, as pictured above (or the Pacific Ocean, or the redwood forest, or…you get the idea). At heart, I’m a big, giant, plant lover. I learned, from the time I was a wee thang, that plants are our allies.

Today’s guide is a result of the glut of questions I regularly receive about living an all natural lifestyle: Questions about the products I use, my daily habits, and my approach to living what I aim to call a balanced life.

The truth is, I live as simply as I possibly can, and I eliminate as many complex, unpronounceable, unnecessary, and unhealthy products, ingredients, thoughts, and relationships from my life as I can.

Here are some of the principles that make my world go round.

Read more and get the full guide here.

overthink

a/n: monchims & kookie-time bc fic trade and i have come to the conclusion i don’t fluff very well good night

liberosis - n. the desire to care less about things

jimin is a dweller by nature. that’s just how he is.

he dwells and nitpicks on all the little things that have gone wrong in his past, is going wrong in his present, and will go wrong in his future. jimin dwells, and he broods, and he frets over the things he can no longer control. because that’s just the way he is.

every little white lie he’d made, every soured relationship, every slip of the tongue, every flaw, every shortcoming, every teeny tiny minuscule little weakness he could possibly ever think of, jimin will dwell. because he knows no other way.

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How I tell the time based off my very hibigay yuriphonium thoughts

 11am, waking up: *my phone alarm goes off to Kumiko’s and Reina’s episode 8 duet* 

12pm:  Ahh, Kumirei is so cute~ :3 

2pm: I still can’t believe Kumiko and Reina had a mutal confession of love!!! It was done in such a beautiful and captivating, unique flow; it was just like normal love that happens along our daily lives, no gross male fetishistic love. 

4pm: KUMIREI KUMIREI, KUMIREI!!!!!X10000 *Scrolls through fan art and fanfiction* JESUS CHRIST ON A STICK THAT IS SOME GREAT STUFF!!!! I’M SO HAPPY THEY ARE CANON!!! THANKS KYOANI FOR THIS ADVANCEMENT IN THE YURI NATION! 

6pm: You suck, Kyoani. Leave their love alone if you make a S2. 

7pm, when I’m extremely tired and in my fight me mood: NO SERIOUSLY, YOU WANT TO SEE A  “STRAIGHT TRUMPET”, KYOANI? BECAUSE I’M ABOUT TO SHOVE A TRUMPET—

9pm, no longer tired: God, what was I thinking earlier? I understand that in the current state of Japan having such beautiful and natural occurring LGBT romance in mainstream media that isn’t specified into it’s own “special” category is still taboo but they will progress. I’m glad they kept to the Kumirei ending, even if it is left “ambiguous”–read, canon with just a corner of a room to debate in. 

11pm: kUMIREI is going to be the DEATH OF MY SOCIAL LIFE. OH WAIT, WHAT SOCIAL LIFE? AHAHA THANKS KUMIREI. 

12PM: I have realized yet again how much I love Kumirei. My existence came not from any god or natural dweller, no, I was floating in dark space until the gravitational forces of Kumirei’s love pulled me into their world full of dancing stars. 

 2am: ehehe, Kumiko loves Reina. Reina loves Kumiko. There’s nothing more that I could want in my lifetime. Now, I can peacefully go to sleep with this smile on my face. 

Dreaming; So many cute moments of them play out, all with actual dialogue and their voices. Basically fan fictions put into motion. 

And the cycle repeats once again. 

All of the hours, including the hours not mentioned, there’s this subconscious theme song with the title of: I never knew these type of feels in any OTP Until I found You, by Kumirei. Album: Ai no Kokuhaku ;)


I’m overly obsessed someone please send help, thanks. 

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One of the reasons why you should have a big tank if you want to keep hillstream loaches even though they are “small” fish. This male refuses to back down from the alpha male s. spotted in the same tank which is why he has some “battle scars.”

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New Forest Dwellers patch up for sale in my Etsy shop. 

“Forest protector” Is a hand painted patch using screen printing ink so they are heat set to be machine washable if desired.

This patch comes with a selection of dried herbs and feathers (naturally collected of course). Click the link below to purchase and keep an eye out for more patches. 

Thanks!

www.etsy.com/shop/NocturnalLycanthrope