Fic: “To the Sickle and Back”

Based off the prompt on artificialqueens and dedicated to my bitch, adore-delaska, for harassing me to get this written. Hope you like the beginning! 💋 

Could someone write a Soulmates-have-identical-marks!AU with Katya/Violet where they found each other at RuPaul’s Drag Race and them dealing with it? Maybe something hurt/comfort? Thank you in advance. [x]

Chapter One: Born Naked (Part 1)

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anonymous asked:

I know you aren't a classpect blog but I have to ask. Since life is tied to wealth. And princes and bards destroy. Would a prince/bard of life be able to dismantle capitalism?

Haha, maybe, especially since Life is tied to hierarchies and legacy. Blood (social upheaval and change) might also be useful there.

Or Johnkat, of course, with their hammer and sickle at the ready. 


Let me introduce the new Balaur bondoc, which has just been reclassified as a perching, secondarily-flightless bird! I was out of town when this paper was finally released, so do excuse my lateness. 

These illustrations were produced for the new research on Balaur bondoc by Andrea Cau​, Darren Naish​, and Tom Brougham. Best known as the “double sickle-clawed dromaeosaur”, Balaur was in fact more likely to be a flightless bird placed more crownward than Archaeopteryx. The new paper, freely available at PeerJ, outlines ample rationale for this placement: perhaps most noteworthy, the enlarged hallux–previously thought to be a second sickle claw to enable a predatory Balaur to murder everything in sight–is more parsimonious as a highly mobile digit whose main function was to aid in climbing.

My life restoration of Balaur shows it as the pheasant-sized, omnivorous bird that it probably was in its Hateg island environment of Maastrichtian Romania (70 million years ago). The male, top, displays to a female who is much more interested in examining some berries.

The Hateg basin has provided great insight into its floral composition, which differed from most other known Cretaceous environments in a number of ways. Most of the plant life here is based on the Lindfors et al. 2009 paper, which described Eurya-like Ericales seeds in the Hateg basin, so I based the foreground plant in the upper left on Eurya japonica. There is also a lot of evidence for seeds and berry material in the Hateg, including a fruit described as having a distinctly pitted endocarp wall characteristic for some drupaceous fruits (e.g. in the Rosacae; comprising several fragments of rather large endocarp). This isn’t too dissimilar from a modern raspberry or blackberry fruit, so the berry plant is based on something along those lines.

They also found abundant evidence of the Normapolles pollen grain, which they associate with the modern order Fagales that includes Betulaceae (birches), Rhoipteleaceae, Juglandaceae (walnuts) and related families. As such, I based most of the trees, including the central fallen log, on birches, beeches, and hornbeams.

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Sick Louis // Larry

Louis got home from the studio sweaty, but freezing, and he felt sick to his stomach, and not because of his disorder. He felt bad about interrupting Harry’s time with Zayn, but Harry wanted to see him. So he turned some light music on and buried himself in the sheets, shivering.

Measured drawing of the “double sickle-claw” dinosaur Balaur bondoc from late Cretaceous Romania, compared to a present-day dog. This dinosaur was interpreted as a strange relative of Velociraptor or Deinonychus, but it is now thought to be a unique relative of early birds.


June 19, 2015 is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day! Please help those suffering with sickle cell by spreading information about this disease, and/ or share this video.

It turns out my previous drawing of Balaur had certain errors. I’d drawn it too big, and its hands were less wing-like than generally assumed.

Balaur bondoc
lived in Late Cretaceous Romania. It was interpreted as a strange, “double-sickle-clawed” relative of Velociraptor or Deinonychus, but it is now thought to be a unique relative of early birds.