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I lack the means to play this game, but this is an interesting character design.

When he swims, his body makes an undulating up and down motion. This means that the main propulsive area is horizontal to the orientation of the body. This type of swimming motion is something that you see only in marine mammals with wide tail flukes….

Ergo…. he’s not propelling himself through the water with his feet, It would only make sense if his “fin skirt” spreads out into a fluke-like surface, that propels him through the water when he dorsoventrally flexes his spine.

#biologistheadcanons.

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Scheme visibility from GMC T70
When driving along country roads, dramatically increased the fuel consumption
When driving heavy off-road light SPG consume fuel as much as “ate” another heavy tank
Test gradients
Riding on the slopes
Self-propelled unit overcomes water obstacles

During my stay in Hakata, I noticed how lots of millennials spoke in a Gyaruo accent (like Hong Kong and Poland). For some reason, the I LOHAS water is expensive over there. Like in vending machines, it was 140 yen while back in Osaka and Tokyo, it was 110 yen. I was too busy binging on melon soda and sakura cider to try the water, though. :P

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1/16/2016 Bird’s Nest Fungi. Each cup is full of globby spore cannonballs and has a perfectly curved parabolic inner wall. When a drop of water falls in the cup, the curved walls channel the water to propel the spheres out of the cup. It’s a ballistic fungus! 

Not sure why the goats keep lining them up and pointing them at our house, though. That’s probably a bad sign.

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The oddest and most unconventional contender - probably for any aerial competition - was the Piaggio-Pegna PC.7.  The floatplane (or should we call it a ‘foilplane’?) was built for the 1929 Schneider Trophy contest. A cantilever high-wing monoplane with long slender fuselage, it had twin hydrofoils instead of floats and was intended to float with the wing resting on the surface of the water.

The PC.7, designed by Giovanni Pegna, was intended to float deep in the water, with the wings resting on the surface. The engine (723kW Isotta Fraschini Special V.6) had an extra shaft and clutch controlling a water-screw at the back. The plan was for the aircraft to first operate using the water-screw and a lower rudder - like a boat. As it gained speed, the hydrofoils would generate lift and raise the aircraft, clearing the main engine/propeller above the water. The pilot would then switch to conventional controls, and the main engine clutch would be engaged… 

Without the aerodynamic drag induced by floats or the weight they added to an aircraft, Pegna projected that the P.7 would reach high speeds. Sources differ on the speeds he predicted, claiming both 580 km/h (360 mph) and 700 km/h (434.7 mph).

The PC.7 never flew. Although theoretically possible, the control/clutch configuration would have required a pilot with more than two arms. In practice, problems with the respective clutches prevented the P.c.7 from ever taking off, and although water trials were conducted on Lake Garda by Dal Molin of the Italian Schneider team, the construction of a second aircraft was abandoned.

Artemis Fowl Book 4: The Opal Deception

I think my favorite book in the series so far is Opal Deception. It’s more action packed, more emotional and as evil as Opal Koboi is, she’s a villain I love to hate. And then there’s Mulch. I love this dwarf; who else can propel themselves through water by farting? Plus I love his personality in general; the guy’s unflappable.

Meet the vampire squid, a cephalopod that lives at depths sunlight never reaches, 2,000 to 4,000 feet below the surface of the ocean. Their two fins flap like wings to propel them through the water while their large eyes—the largest, relative to body size, of any known animal—help them detect the dim light generated by bioluminescent organisms and navigate their dark environment. When a predator threatens, a vampire squid thrashes around, waving its bioluminescent arm tips and ejecting luminescent mucus to confuse its attacker—giving the squid an opportunity to swim away.

To hide, this vampire pulls its webbed arms over its head so that only the dark inner side of its “cloak,” which covered in fang-like projections, or cirri, is exposed. In another neat trick, vampire squids can fool predators into thinking they’ve disappeared into the deep thanks to light organs on their underside that mimic eyes. When a squid contracts the muscles around these photophores, the eyes “disappear”—making it seem as though the squid has slipped away.

See more spectacular sea creatures on our Opulent Oceans Pinterest board.

Image: Vampyroteuthis infernalis from Joubin’s Resultats des Campagnes Scientifiques accomplies sur son yacht

I don’t know. I don’t know anything anymore. things can change in a matter of days, hours, minutes, seconds.
One moment I’m on top of the world and the next I’m underwater looking 100 ft up at the propellers cutting through the water and the sunlight beaming in.
I can’t breathe and I’m not sure I want to anymore.
Seadweller fins!

I feel like talking about my headcannon pertaining to them. Aren’t they weird?

My question which helps to base my headcannon on these losers and their strange jaw side appendages is “if they’re not related to fish anatomically or biologically, why have fins?”

Now I know what you’re thinking. How aren’t they related to fish? They have gills and stuff. Aren’t they fish?

Truth is, not even a little bit. A fish has no functional limbs, and only really has one real muscle in its whole body, of which is used to twist and turn its body to both propel itself through the water and wriggle out of predatory hands. Trolls are humanoid, which is literally enough evidence right there to separate them from fish.
Seadwelling trolls are still trolls, but they’ve evolved and adapted to have an aquatic lifestyle.

So if they’re not fish, why do they need fins when they have arms and legs to move themselves through the water?
I like to think echolocation is the reason. After all, sound travels faster in water than on land. They’d need lots of tiny nerves in those fins to better hear each other when they’re underneath the waves swimming. To pick up noises, they’d need a lot of adjustments available. (in the same way that a cat can move their ears)

Which brings me to why I don’t draw fins in the typical beta fish way. I draw FOUR fins! Two per side, and each can move by itself. They’re lobed, just like a coelacanth’s would be. That’s room for nerves, muscles to move, and even ears!

Yep!
This also connects to why Eridan might live by himself on an isolated island. Imagine being able to hear a pin drop in your neighbour’s house next door. Yikes. The city would just be too loud for him!

As for those gills, I put them on the jaw because any other place on the body would prevent them from opening and closing them. 
To open and close their gills, fish open and close their mouths. The muscles that move the jaw are tied to the gills, so when the fish ‘breathes’ in while its mouth is open, it gulps up water. Then it closes its mouth after the water has gone through its head and out the back through the gills.

It just makes more sense, y’know? 

Plus, isn’t the idea of Eridan opening his mouth up wide and being able to see straight through in to his mouth and out the other side kinda neat? I like it!

ANATOMY ANATOMY ANATOMY.
I love biology. Can’tcha tell?

According to many sources, nature has designed Michael Phelps to be a better Aquaman than Aquaman himself, to the point where you start to suspect he could easily sic a sharknado on his worst competition, if he ever actually had any. His massive hands and feet are custom-designed to act as paddles. His ridiculous arm length gives him a massive stroking advantage (hee hee hee), while his tiny, possibly double-jointed legs are basically designed to propel him through water. In fact, his entire body is built out of landlubber proportion, with his 6'4 frame divided in the way that gives him the upper body of a 6'7 dude and the legs of someone under 6’ tall.

5 Real Athletes With Strange-Ass Superpowers

the signs as things my friends have said
  • Aries: "I'm not that privileged. my parents still have to pay for things.."
  • Taurus: "that sounds like a you problem, which also sounds like not my problem"
  • Gemini: "I hope you're ready for some dank memes"
  • Cancer: "would it be wrong if I wore heels to my grandma's funeral?"
  • Leo: "where da booty at? Daddy missed it"
  • Virgo: *a stern motherly look*
  • Libra: obtuse, rubber goose, green moose, guava juice, giant snake, birthday cake, biRTHDAY CAKE, BIRTHDAY CAKE
  • Scorpio: TELL ME WHAT AIDS IS SO I DON'T ACCIDENTALLY EAT IT
  • Sagittarius: "I'm too good of a Christian lady for this"
  • Capricorn: I used to get drunk off [Propel water] all the time
  • Aquarius: "I have to keep this face clean so the Latino twinks have a place to sit"
  • Pisces: I'm not gay. you don't have proof