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Welp i said what i was going to do and so behold! Giraffes! Plesiosaurs! Giant Sea Turtles! AND MOST IMPORTANTLY A FAT PUG!!!! (to apologise for the giant arachnid. Have fun slaying that thing.) 

  • Mayura, (Peacock)
  • Gerfauntz, (Giraffe)
  • Niseag, (Plesiosaur)
  • Zaratan, (Sea Turtles/Archelon)
  • The Nope, (Whip Scorpion)
  • Grimble, (Pug)

There will be more (I know @shoddymoddy and @niklisson both want cat grimm). Honestly, I’d end up doing an entire post on prehistoric and deep sea grimm because that map of Remnant has a lot of water and many islands so naturally there would be grimm to reflect the animals in those environments. 

Who’s up for Jurassic Remnant >v> ?

Also check out @ask-team-clst and their Big Book of Grimm tag, as they’ve done bios for the first batch of grimm (x)

anonymous asked:

because im super tsukki trash, domestic tsukki headcanons pleeeaaasee :>

Tsukki trash UNITE!! And in sad news, I’m out of Mike and Ike’s :(((( 

~~Admin Keiji

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Tsukishima domestic HCs:

  • One of Kei’s biggest pet peeves are dishes left in the sink for more than a day. So every night, you two will stand at the sink and do dishes together. He insists on being the washer because drying is too bothersome to him. It’s a nice way to guarantee you spend at least a little time together everyday.
  • You didn’t grow up in a household that announces arrivals and departures at the door, so it’s weird for you at first when Kei always said “I’m leaving!” or “I’m home!” You slowly got used to it, and you’re not sure if you could go back to never announcing yourself
  • Pillow forts are actually a thing. Even though you’re both adults, you channel the inner child within on Saturday movie nights.
  • Kei insists on sleeping on the left side of the bed, but you like to sleep closer to the door. Because of this, you had to rearrange the entire room once you two realized the left was near the door. 
  • Never let that boy paint a wall a new color. The first (and only) time you let him try, he painted the baseboards an awful green. Thankfully, you caught it in time. There’s now a couch in front of it.
  • You go every other week with making dinner. You liked to make more traditional Japanese foods, but Kei was better at cooking western food> Switching who cooks puts a nice balance in your diet.
  • Speaking of diet, you are 100% content with buying convenience store bento everyday. When Kei found out, he was appalled. Now all the ladies at work have asked you at least once about how to make such a wonderful bento for their boyfriends. They’re in shock when you say that Kei made it!
  • Kei is a super cuddler, contrary to appearance. He has a hard time falling asleep if he’s not wrapped around you. He also hates getting up in the morning when he has to leave the warmth of you and the bed.
  • You decide to get a pet together, but neither of you are confident enough to get a high maintenance animal, so you get a turtle. He names it Archelon, after the prehistoric turtle. You call him Archie. Kei pretends he hates the nickname, but he secretly thinks it’s really cute. 
Kaiju Appreciation: Gamera Part 1

Today for Kaiju Appreciation were taking a look at a kaiju that ISN’T a side character, non kaiju movie kaiju, or wok in progress! Gamera! With today’s KA focusing on the Showa Gamera, the Friend of all Children! @raffleupagus this is for you!

Gamera was one of many kaiju created to cash in on Godzilla’s popularity, but he was easily the most successful. You didn’t come here to learn an in depth history on Gamera though did you? You want to see me Appreciate the hell out of some Showa Gamera.

Many people talk about how wacky kaiju movies can get, and Gamera is an excellent example of that. Just describing Gamera sounds silly, but it’s a thing of beauty. Gamera is a prehistoric turtle, awoken by a nuclear bomb(of course) that breathes fire, eats fire, and flies. By pulling his legs in and making like a flying saucer. Have I ever mentioned how much I love kaiju?

Despite being played as the villain in his first outing, Gamera differed from most Godzilla cash-ins by being a good guy, with a desire to protect children especially. This unfortunately means we get kid characters that can be super annoying in nearly every Showa Gamera movie, but whatever. Gamera is easily enough to salvage some bad child acting. And salvage it he does.

While over in those Godzilla movies I’m sure you’ve heard of, there was plenty of fight scenes, and aside from a few…noticeably more violent moments, Gamera movies had far more brutal fights. Blood goes flying everywhere, from both sides! That was another noticeable difference between Godzilla and Gamera, Gamera was much less indestructible than Godzilla was. He gets the shit beaten out of him, on more than one occasion. This isn’t to talk down on our turtle hero, on the contrary, Gamera was more strategic than Godzilla. This does not mean Godzilla was dumb, he showed his own intelligence many times, Gamera just fought with more of a strategic mindset, losing many fights in the first round and then using what he learned to his advantage. Gamera was a strategist.

This KA may be drawing a lot of comparisons between two characters, but I’m trying to make a point here. I think Gamera was able to last as long as he did because of how different he was. He wasn’t another Godzilla painted a different color, he was unique. He was his own character. A character who’s history extends nearly as long as Godzilla’s own, one that I am only a third of the way done talking about…

Cryptid ABCs: Zaratan

Zaratan is the name given to a giant sea turtle with a shell that looks like sloped land. The creature submerges itself at nightfall, dragging down everything around it. The Zaratan is also sometimes depicted as a giant whale or octopus.

Most reports of the creature came from sailors who saw mysterious moving islands. Some were not so lucky as to only pass it by. Some ships would mistake it a land and drop anchor, only to be dragged beneath the waves at nightfall as the turtle submerged again.

When the Zaratan hunts, it opens it’s mouth to release a sweet odor. Fish are attracted to the smell and swim in, and the beast snaps it’s jaws shut behind them. Zaratan is basically a giant snapping turtle.

The main explanation put forth for these sightings is a prehistoric turtle. Several turtle species used to be absolutely massive and much bigger than humans. It’s possible that water distortion made them look even bigger. Still, the idea that it was the size of a small island doesn’t quite make sense, and can most likely being chalked up to simply being a sailor’s tale. If it is a whale rather than a turtle, perhaps a whale that lingered too long at the top of the ocean is to blame, and it had some algae or moss growing on its back. Sailors could have mistaken it for a small island, and then been dragged down when the whale left.

interesting fact: 

animal that lives near me that people are normally afraid of: 
The Alligator

This animal is not actually scary. It is a big fat water lizardthing that lays around in the sun and will not bother you unless you are dumb enough to be swimming around in reedy, dark, suspiciously swampy-ass lookin’ water. This animal is cool and ordinarily causes no trouble unless people have been feeding it or have encroached on its natural territory. This animal does not attack boats. This animal lays around with his mouth open because he’s getting warm. 

Animal that lives near me that I actually am concerned about (not the guy in the hat, he is probably relatively harmless)

Alligator Snapping Turtle. 

This bad boy can be huge. That mouth can and will take off your fingers and toes. Even a small one can fuck your hands or feet up something good. He likes to live not only in swampy-ass gator waters, but also in nice clear streams and rivers where you like to go swimming barefoot. He hangs out under logs and in hollows with his maw hangin open waiting for a yummy fish to come by. He will also accept your toes and fingers as possible food. He likes to get hung up while you are fishing, meaning that you will possibly have to reel him in and remove the hook and line from him while he is trying to bite your hands off. He is a prehistoric turtle-kaiju made of pure hatred that can bite a broomstick in two. He will fuck you up. He is the reason parents yell at their children not to stick their hands or feet in underwater holes. He is hatred. He is murder. Respect the alligator snappin turtle. 

If tha 1rst thing that came to yo mind was butterfly turtle, then we in the same goddamn boat. This was Henodus and he was an odd lil rascal. He may look quite like a lil turt-turt, but there were some anatomical differences as well yo. Turtles got limbs situated inside their ribcage where this rascal had normally positioned limbs (not that you can tell cuz of his funky lil shell).

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Even with his “normal” limbs doe, they were apparently pretty weak (doesnt even lift) and suggested lil Heno spent little to no time on land. The water called to lil Heno and he answered. Although Henodus is a placodont (marine reptiles usually not very large) he seems to be an exception cuz he lived more in brackish (salty-fresh water) or fre$hwater lagoons rather than tha big open sea. 

Anyways, Henodus lived in the waters of the Late Triassic. Being a placodont, he usually never got bigga than a meter long (tree feet). Besides that strange lil rascal on his back tho, another funfact characteristic was that he only had 2 teeth! One on each side and a beak in da middle. 

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Not much tops da Henodus in terms of strange water dinosaurs. He was a swimming bloq if yu aks me.