no one likes a purple parrot

  • Male Writer: Ah, anniversary jokes are so funny. Because chicks always hate it when you don't remember anniversaries! A plus gold very original
  • Male Writer: Mother in laws amirite?
  • Male Writer: My male character who is an author insert of myself pines after a woman I used to pine after in high school. Then they have sex. This is good literature.
  • Male Writer: Ugh female books are so romance filled
  • Male Writer: And girl fanfics, so mary suey
  • Male Writer: Now listen about this original middle aged man who is an expert in everything, suffers from ennui, looks like me, acts like me, and gets all the girls i want.
  • Male Writer: She was sexy in an alluring, boring way, filled with purple prose and riddled with objectification
  • Male Writer: If i make a female character parrot my misogynistic views, they cease to be misogynistic! Are you saying you don't respect my fake female characters opinions, feminists?
  • Male Writer: a good action girl is one who looks hot at all times
  • Male Writer: If the female main character got in an asskicking line, my work is Feminist with a capital F and no one can criticize me
  • Specifically White Male Writer: Heroic tropes are so overdone. I'm going to create a boring white guy with stubble to be a completely original antihero no one has ever seen before TM.
  • Same Guy: It's original because he is a jerk who gets away with bad behavior, just like I wish i could.
  • Another Specifically White Male Writer: It's in my universe to only have white men do things in my book. I mean, don't you care about historical accuracy
  • Same Guy: I mean, it's a generic fantasy verse with no real life time period equivalent and i haven't done any research, but i'm SURE that it's historically accurate. To that dark mideval dragon fighting europe period
  • Same Guy: Where in Europe? Who cares!
  • Male Writer: There is no better way to introduce a female character to a male character than by him saving her.
  • Male Writer: Characters hating each other is good sexual tension!
  • Male Writer: One female character and five male characters is a good team balance
  • Male Writer: If my female character chooses to act in a sexist tropey way, it's not sexist. In fact, because she CHOSE to do it, it is Feminist.
  • Male Writer: I am original

i was tagged by @dabbingwithphil, thanks Lucy! :P

rules: answer the 20 questions and tag 20 amazing followers you’d like to get to know better!

name: Hannah

nicknames: Han or Hannie

zodiac sign: Gemini

height: 5′4″

orientation: ace and straight

nationality: American

favorite fruit: honeydew

favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird or Harry Potter (specifically PoA)

favorite flower: yellow hibiscus

favorite scent: sandalwood or that one apple Yankee Candle

favorite color: navy blue or purple grey

favorite animal: parrots!! mainly cockatiels or conures

coffee | tea | hot cocoa: tea def

average sleep hours: hah idk like 7 or 8 on a good day

cat or dog person: doggos, but I love cats too

favorite fictional character: Remus Lupin

number of blankets you sleep with: 3

dream trip: I really want to go back to NYC and see Broadway shows!!

blog created: June 2016 I think?

number of followers: 151 (I finally hit 150 omg thank you guys!!)

random fact: I can memorize hundreds of musical theatre songs but never math formulas (why??)

I tag (but only if you want to!!): @demondannie ; @fairy-light-phantasy ; @glitterrlesterr ; @hello-im-socially-inept ; @lovelornlester ; @astronomicaldan  ; @boncasphan ; @nonbinary-lester ; @quothe-the-raveparty ; @dannylwster ; @imanilusion ; @chillphann ; @tornado-of-a-girl ; @lightsandpixels ; @little-lester ; @toomanyshipsxx ; @turtle-stone ; @banhowell ; @rad-phan ; @whiskered-crybaby

anonymous asked:

I always see dinosaurs painted with green,gray and brownish colors but since they are related to birds do you think some dinosaurs could have had brightly colored feathers like some modern birds? Like maybe cardinals, blue jays, parrots or even a bird of paradise?

The question of dinosaur coloration is a big one… full of speculation and very little direct fossil evidence, however we can make educated guesses both by looking at birds and other animals with similar ‘jobs’ in their ecosystems.

Most dinosaurs, as you might know, did not have the complex feathering of modern birds, making it likely they didn’t have the microscopic shapes to allow any shade of blue or purple and most greens (these are called structural colors!) On the other hand, some dinosaurs could’ve had chromatophores on unfeathered, scaly skin, like modern day reptiles. So even without structural colors, dinosaurs could have had brilliant accents or coloring! Modern day birds (and mammals), however, do not have chromatophores so it becomes difficult to safely assume any coloring on the scaly parts of dinosaurs.
If you add carotenoid-derived colors (bright red, orange, and yellow colors derived from the diet of an animal, which we don’t know if they were possible on protofeathers or scales) it becomes even more confusing and difficult to know for sure, we just don’t have enough evidence.
The only safe bet are melanin-derived colors which are dull red and yellow, browns, black, and white.

This brings us to their ecology: If we think about the largest animals alive today we notice that they are not all that bright in their colors: Lions, Tigers, Whales, Elephants, Crocodiles. They can have complex patterns, but generally not ones with bright colors, especially the predators. A bright green iguana can do with hiding in tree leaves when it’s not bedazzling potential mates, a komodo dragon on the other hand needs to be as inconspicuous as it can be on the ground. With this in mind we can safely guess that large predators like Tyrannosaurus would not have had large bright patches if any at all (maybe just easily concealable accents to show off to potential mates). Smaller dinosaurs like Jinfengopteryx could have gotten away with blue jay colors without as much trouble!
(On the topic of birds of paradise, they live in a very unusual ecosystem devoid of natural predators. This meant that they could go as far as they wanted with their sexy colors and shapes without worrying about how fast or efficiently they could move or how well they could hide. We don’t know of any dinosaur ecosystem with those characteristics, but if there were, dinosaurs of paradise would be possible).

~ Ryuu

fic: All I See

Crisscolfer, 2.7k
Summary:  Chris’s parents go out of town and force him to stay with the neighbors’ son, his estranged childhood friend Darren, for the long weekend.

A/N: this is a birthday present for my wonderful beta tara queenofokay!  I hope this fits your prompt well enough dearie, I kind of ran with it a little.  Thanks so much for everything you do for me ♥ 

Chris blinks himself awake and it takes a second to remember why he’s here, in the Criss’s guest bedroom instead of his own.  The mattress is different from his own, a little firmer, and the sheets are silky instead of fuzzy flannel like he’s used to.  He’s more used to the smell of strangers now that he’s been here overnight, the same spicy, warm smell that he remembers strongly from his childhood days.  The guest room used to be Darren’s, before Chuck moved out for good and the rooms got reshuffled so Darren could have the one with the built-in bathroom.  Chris is eternally grateful he’s not on the other side of the Jack-and-Jill double sinks where he’s brushing his teeth.

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