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In Honor of Earth Day 2017: PBS Nature’s Ask Box is now open for the next round of Tumblr’s IssueTime on Conservation and Climate Change!

NATURE  is so excited to work with Tumblr and the wonderful scientists, biologists and filmmakers who’ve agreed to be on our panel so that you can learn more about the environmental issues we’re currently facing.  Dig deeper into the issues with full episodes of NATURE, now streaming!

The Panelists:

Arnaud  Desbiez  is a conservation biologist who has been conducting research in the Brazilian Pantanal since 2002. He has worked on topics ranging from sustainable use of  resources  to  species  ecological  research and community  development  programs. In  the  Brazilian  Pantanal,  his  work  focused  on  the interaction  between  native  and alien  species, the sustainable  use  of  forage  resources  and  the  ecology  of  several mammal species.   In 2010 he started and now coordinates the Pantanal Giant Armadillo Project. Arnaud is featured in our most recent episode, Hotel Armadillo.

Patrick Gonzalez is Principal Climate Change Scientist of the U.S. National Park Service and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. A forest ecologist, he conducts applied research on climate change and works with national parks to adapt resource management to climate change. Patrick has conducted and published field research on climate change in Africa, Latin America, and the United States and has served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the organization awarded a share of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Watch our recent episode about the challenges facing Yosemite, now streaming!

Chris Morgan is an ecologist, conservationist, educator, TV host/narrator and film producer specializing in international bear research and conservation. For more than 20 years, he has worked as a wildlife researcher, wilderness guide and environmental educator on every continent where bears exist. Chris  has narrated 13 films for Nature and was host and narrator for Siberian Tiger Quest as well as being the featured character in Nature’s three-part series ‘Bears of the Last Frontier.’ In 2015, he was also host and narrator for Nature’s Three-part ‘Animal Homes’ series and was featured in ‘The Last Orangutan Eden.’ Learn more about Chris’ story with this interview we conducted with him.

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Joe Pontecorvo is an award-winning producer, writer, and cinematographer. For the past two decades, he has traveled the globe; tracking Siberian tigers in the Russian Far East, living among grizzlies in the wilds of Alaska, and following orangutans through Indonesia’s peat swamp forest. All told, he has produced 14 broadcast documentaries for multiple networks, including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and PBS. For his most recent project before ‘Yosemite,’ PBS Nature’s ‘Snow Monkeys,’ Joe and his wife, Nim Pontecorvo, spent nearly two years filming a troop of Japanese macaques in Japan’s Shiga Highlands. Go behind-the-scenes into the making of that film here.

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Happy Earth Day! Check back Saturday for answers! 

#HeartsForSean Project

Recently, as many of you know, Sean has been inactive for the past couple days. This is because of the video he made entitled “Let’s Talk” that talked about the controversy on Felix being Anti-Semitic. This video had a lot of backlash that made Sean regret making it and in turn has been very inactive on his social media accounts. I, personally, am very worried and want to help Sean in some way. 

Me and @midnight-ray have decided to create this project on behalf of the JSE community. Our goal is to uplift Sean with as much support and positivty as we can. We want to bring the community into this project and give back to Sean the love and care he’s had for us since day one of doing YouTube. We want to repay Sean with the kindness and respect he deserves.

How You Can Help:

- Post a picture (or record a video) of you holding a heart (preferably green)  with a supportive statement to Sean 

           (If you have a Sam plushie, you can include them in the picture!)

- Tell the community how you found Sean (If you’re posting a picture, type your story. If you’re recording a video, tell it!) and how he has affected you 

- Tag 10 people you found through Sean’s channel in your post

- End the post with the hashtag: #HeartsForSean #jacksepticeye

- Reblog this project! :D

Example post:

http://midnight-ray.tumblr.com/post/157513041142/example-post-for-hfs

Voltron Headcanons 1/?
  • Height headcanons!
    • Pidge: 4'11"
    • Keith: 5'6"
    • Lance: 5'7"
      • Lance holds the fact that he’s taller than Keith over his head constantly (pun intended)
    • Hunk: 5'9"
    • Shiro: 6'0"
    • Coran: 5'11"
    • Allura: 6'2″
  • Lance likes cherry cola 🍒 like hardcore dudes, if he could he would only drink cherry cola (but Hunk doesnt let him and makes him drink water)
  • Hunk is the nosiest friend. Everyone always assumes it’s Pidge, and while she does stick her nose in places it doesnt need to be, Hunk is by far nosier than her
    • he canonly read Pidge’s diary may i remind you
    • he always does it from a place of kindness tho, he want to make sure youre ok, and hey if he messes with you a little in the process, its never with malice
  • Pidge has sensory issues with certain fabrics, they can’t be too thick and rough or too thin and silky. She probably likes the feel of vintage wash jersey best tho.
  • Allura tries to wear human ear muffs for the first time but her ears stick out and she’s like “whats the use in these my ears will still be cold” and Shiro is dying inside bc his gf is too cute
  • Keith is that person at the mall with their friends and he just. Darts away. 
    • He wants to get to the next damn store and the people walking in front of him are too slow. 
    • So he kinda just. Darts forwards and weaves his way through the crowd in gaps that are there for split seconds and just abandons his friends
    • And his friends are just like “Keith don’t do that Keith no” and they have to push and run to catch up before they lose him in the crowd
  • Keith is a stomach sleeper and a restless sleeper
    • He sleeps on his tum with his arms crushed between his torso and bed, and his legs will either be both straight out or one straight out and the other tucked half under his torso 
    • even tho hes a stomach sleeper he’ll still toss and turn during the night, tho he always ends back on his stomach with his arms under him
    • all the tossing and turning messes up his hair
      • esp if he goes to bed with wet hair bc he doesn’t give a fuck and he just showers before bed and doesnt bother to dry it
      • so he wakes up with a big ol birds nest
    • he’s the kind of guy who either wakes up but not really and then spends the next several hours in bed half awake but not really
      or he’ll bolt right up from sleep and say/shout fuck there’s no in between with him 
  • Lance has ADHD and it’ll get to him at the most inopportune moments, like he could probably be in bed with Keith and he’d just. Stop. In the middle of sex to look at memes
    • he didnt mean anything by it Keith its just his brain dont be mad
  • Chopsticks headcanons
    • Shiro = he’s Japanese-American and grew up eating a mix of Japanese and American food, so he’s been using chopsticks his whole life. Chopsticks pro.
    • Keith = was in foster care and didn’t get the chance to use chopsticks until he knew Shiro, who taught him. He was bad at first but he’s had years to practice so it’s natural for him now 
    • Hunk = hes a foodie. He picked it up fast bc he wants to try all the foods and do it right, which means using the proper utensils for Asian foods
    • Pidge = did not learn how to use chopsticks until the gang goes out for Japanese food (probably gyoza since they’re fucking good) but picks it up really fast and is doing ok by the end of the meal. Not great but not awkward 
    • Lance = can’t chopsticks. He ends up stabbing his gyoza on his chopsticks (which is smth considered immature and childish) and Keith laughs at him. Lance whines ofc and Pidge teases bc she picked it up fast. Keith teaches Lance how to use chopsticks later on tho and after a while he’s still awkward about it but is at least not stabbing his gyoza

MTV Decoded Won a Webby!

@chescaleigh MTV’s Project: Decoded, recently won a Webby! 

Proving once again that while there may be people who hate people like us, there are outnumbered by the people who love us.

Congratulations, sister.

The Miskatonic Herball.
This is a hand carved and inked proof of my most recent project. I’m thinking of turning it into an entire chapbook or something this year and would appreciate your feedback. Would you be interested in the ramblings of a disgraced Puritan Reverend who was sent to investigate the disappearance of one of his brethren as detailed in the opening of The Dunwich Horror?
It would take the shape of a Herbal, a guide to plants, animals, and folk wisdom, that was popular in the dawn of print. Could be a fun prop for gaming, too.
If you could let me know if this is a Good Idea via comments or reblogs or however this works, I’d really appreciate it (and might work you into the text if I go forward with the project).

Let’s Remake Everything!

More than once (and specially on a looong project), as one grows and develops better and more efficient ways to make things (an evolving artstyle, a cleaner way to program, new approaches to world and level design…), it becomes reaallly tempting to just go back and re-do the whole thing.

During the 2+ year development cycle of Dinomelt, this has happened more than once: The protagonist, Gwrep, had a complete sprite-re-drawing halfway through the project. Also, recently, plenty of the main background assets and platfoms got a color, line and overal polish update, so that most aspects of the game had a more consistant line.

As an example, take a look at this gif from version 0.4 (late 2015!)

It was looking and working fine, but the animations on the protagonist, Grwep, weren’t the most convincing, they were stiff, and the ‘run’ was a bit off… Months later I went over its whole group of animations to make them smoother with stronger poses, and a better sense of weight (specially on the runcycle).


In that sense, my current goal is to get this release DONE before I get the ‘itch’ of remaking everything again, otherwise, you may expect the game to take another year or even more!!

Angry mage Hawkes

Mage Hawkes growing up feeling like they’re monsters

Mage Hawkes constantly flip-flopping between hating themselves and and wanting nothing more than to burn the Chantry, templars, and everyone who supports them to the ground

Young mage Hawkes being found out by others by accident and then frequently having “Don’t make me mad or I’ll tell the templars about you” held over their heads and then closing themselves off from everyone so they don’t have to deal with it in adulthood but then it ends up happening again anyway

Mage Hawkes being absolutely horrified by the stories they hear about what happens to mages in the Circles

Mage Hawkes being ten times more disgusted than they believed they could get when others trivialize how badly mages are treated

Mage Hawkes wanting so badly to speak up, scream from the mountaintops, about the abuses mages face but the words die in their throats at the last second so they just sit silent festering in rage

Mage Hawkes meeting Anders and suddenly they’re so much less lonely because there’s finally someone else just as determined to change things as they are

Angry mage Hawkes

my headcanon for caboose is that he has very unruly hair that just GROWS and he likes it over his eyes. but sometimes when it gets too long and starts going into his mouth  he has to get agent washington to cut it for him (no one trusts him with scissors for good reason). it used to be church because tucker refuses to (”oh my god caboose you can cut your own damn hair!”). when caboose finally took off his helmet after sidewinder(he rarely does) his hair just exploded out and was practically to his chin because it had been such a long time since it had been cut.

to this day no one is really quite sure how he sees out of it.

Tailor In Love

Pairing: Hercules Mulligan x Reader

Requested?: Nope! This was supposed to be for the hamwriters writeathon actually BUT I did not finish it on time! Better late than never????

Prompt: Solo adventures can bring some incredible things (and people) into your life.

Words: 1.2k+

A/N: I finally remembered to fucking post this, jesus christ. Well yeah, HERE YOU GO! #WriteForOak (I love Oak)

Originally posted by possiblestalker


Being in a new town meant endless opportunities for adventure. So, of course once you throw down your bags in your hotel room, you head out into the heart of the city and search for some fun. You passed the essentials; Forever 21, Nike, Adidas and a few drugstores but nothing called out to you yet. You decided to cut through a park, watching the kids play and the adults chat with each other. The leaves crunched under your feet as you made you way down the path, a beautiful shade of orange covering the grass around you. The slight chill of Autumn was a relief from the blistering Summer days.

For some reason, you decided to take this trip on your own; wanting to embrace the world for what it was and do some soul searching. You exited the park onto another street, surveying your surroundings and noticing the most elegant red satin dress on display in a window. You slowly approached the store front, imagining yourself slipping the dress on for a night out and feeling like you owned the world. You looked up to see the store’s name.

“Hercules’ Tailor Shop.” You read before looking back at the dress.

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Kyanite is an example of a very high vibration crystal! It has an extremely high energy level, and is one of my all time favorite crystals for chakra work. It has the unique ability of aligning the chakras instantly, and without intention, bringing a calming and centered feeling to the wearer.

Kyanite is an awesome stone to work with for meditation. It is one of the few crystals (like Citrine), that never needs to be cleansed because it doesn’t retain or absorb negative vibrations or negative energy.

It’s an amazing communication stone, probably because it’s so good for the Throat Chakra! It boosts self-expression and psychic abilities. It also helps shine a light through the fog of fears and blockages which allow the wearer to speak their truth. It’s a great stone for public speakers!

In the psychic realm, this crystal is said to be one of the best for connecting with your spirit guides. It’s also a great stone for protection during Astral Projection. I recently started sleeping with a Kyanite crystal on my bedside table and was amazed at the vivid dreams I started having!

For healers, this is a great crystal to wear while you are working because it places a shield around you. It also is a conductor of healing energy (why it’s so great at aligning and opening the chakras), and it also can act like a kind of grounding antenna for spiritual energy.

Such an amazing crystal! A must have for people that like to meditate and/or do chakra work!

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BIG HERO 6 X JURASSIC WORLD AU, PART 3 of 6

Okay so this part is admittedly slightly filler, but since we were all about Hiro last part, it makes sense to focus on her brother for part 3?

I have many alternative titles for this part, including “Fandom Treats Tadashi Too Nice and Forgets He Did a Really Stupid Thing So Let’s Rub It In,” “How the F*** Do You Draw Chris Pratt,” “OOH LOOK RAPTORS I LOVE RAPTORS,” and “I Can’t Draw Chris Pratt.”

Also, there was this marvelous scene in the Jurassic World deleted scenes in the DVD that was released Oct. 1st. Mind you, I had this mostly drawn and finished in June/July. It was kind of amazing how well it fit with this scene. I’ll put screenshots (with my camera b/c iTunes won’t let me take actual screenshots *sigh*) behind a cut at the end of this, but look at this marvelousness that is Owen, Claire, and Pile o’ Dino Poo:

Ahem.

And reminder, I will not be answering questions about the content of this AU until after all 6 parts have been posted. Please look forward to the other parts! (´▽`) And if things click into place faster for you, don’t spoil it for others~!

                        <<PART 1>>       <<PART 2>>       <<PART 4>>

More on this AU and other links will be added to the MASTERPOST found here.

PLEASE DO NOT REPOST MY WORK. This includes onto Tumblr and other social media platforms. To share, please REBLOG or share the link to the original. Please do not translate my works without my permission. Please do not delete my comments. Reposting may result in termination of this project and cancellation of future posts.

Now click behind the cut to see images from the actual Jurassic World deleted scene of Owen, Claire, and Poo:

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Love Live Avatars

  • Please like/reblog if you use them!

I did a an on-a-whim multiplayer side project recently called Last Round. So far I’ve spent two days on it, might come back to it later.

Idea is it’s a deathmatch where there’s no melee, you only get one bullet, and you get awarded an extra bullet for every successful kill. When everyone has 0 bullets, a bullet pickup spawns somewhere in the map and everyone has to race for it. When everyone or all but one person’s dead there’s a new round, whoever wins the most rounds is the coolest person. Also it’s got my first person movement systems in it so there’s sliding/vaulting/mantling etc. 100% Blueprint as usual.

There are a bunch more vids on Twitter.