the jowl

  • Nick: I saw when you did Carpool Karaoke with Harry when you swapped clothes. And you're right, he REALLY pulls stuff of.
  • James: There's nothing that man can't wear. It's so annoying.
  • Nick: When he wins like style awards, fashion awards, and they're all like 'He just looks incredible!' and essentially what he's wearing is a T-shirt and jeans. What they're awarding is his bone structure.
  • James: Yeah. It's just that inner thing which is unquantifiable. Ironically, the very thing he has is the X factor.
  • Nick: I hope he gets jowls. And crows feet.
  • James: Noooo, cause if he gets crows feet he'd pull them off like Jagger, you know what I mean?
  • Nick: UURGH GOD WE HATE HIM!
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on that note i should add that i finished watching korra and overall i loved it. i love politically driven stories so it was totally my thing. 

 honestly the entire show could’ve just been season 1 and i would have been totally satisfied. it would have been great just as a stand alone imo. season 2 was….not very good. it explained some lore and that shouldve been ¼th the length it actually was, the ending was just silly…attack of the 50 foot woman

 3 and 4 felt like one megaseason. i loved the worldbuilding and extensive cast added in the second half of the show. the final battle could have maybe been a bit more ‘grande’, but i was still satisfied with what we got. overall the plot past season 1 was somewhat predictable but the characters compensate for it well

HOLY HELL, I LOVED THE CAST?? and so many women of all age/ethnicity/class together was so refreshing and so good??? i especially loved the beifong family dynamic. the male cast was great too, i did find the ongoing theme of male villains having strongly drawn jowls amusing., oh and that one airbender child was very grating i hated him. 

 the love triangle was jarring but at least it was a step above twilight’s, which is honestly what i was expecting going in. i thought it was gonna be both brothers competing for korra lmao but instead it was just mako consistently fucking up. so yeah i could live with it, it could be something to sympathize with if you were a young teen watching and have a mind full of confused feelings and drama like most teens do.. its pretty harmless and if anything it shows a good example of talking things out with an ex, the value of communicating in a relationship, and moving on from drama.

my favourite characters by the end were asami and kuvira, the latter i wish was set up a bit more in the 3rd season so we could have had bigger build up and character arc but oh well. 

throughout the entire show my mind kept comparing it to fullmetal alchemist brotherhood.. did anybody else have that?? the political theme, time period, and the backgrounds, especially all the industrial stuff were reminiscent to me of fmab in a good way. by the end of it my roommate and i called korra a “combination of fmab and kung fu panda”, basically replace the science of alchemy with spirituality and martial arts and i think that description fits it sort of well

so yeah in conclusion i loved korra, its really good. it honestly tells a story of political movements and regimes much better than many ‘more dark’ live action movies and young adult dystopias. if you love politic themes, elements of fantasy, strange animals, female characters, and have a lot of hours to kill i recommend watching korra if you still haven’t.

also korrasami  👌 👌 👌

It always really bothers me when I see “cute” dog pictures on here where the dogs are actually distressed or owners are promoting things that can cause reactivity.

Examples:

Pictures of dogs and babies together.

Yeah, sometimes there are some cute ones, but then you see pictures like this one.

The dog isn’t happy about this situation. Ears back, forehead wrinkled, showing the whites of its eyes, leaning away.

This isn’t exactly cute because the dog is not wanting to be in this situation. At all. I wouldn’t even let this situation happen if I had a baby. No matter how good a dog is with things like having its jowls lifted, babies aren’t gentle because they can’t be. They don’t have the motor control to be gentile. Also, the baby is a relatively new addition to the household that the dog doesn’t know well and can often be uncomfortable with in the first place because it’s loud and strange. Having a baby do this to a dog just isn’t safe. If the dog gets to a point where they are extremely uncomfortable, they will try biting after giving warning signals like this and growling. If you ignore that a dog is uncomfortable at this stage, it can escalate.

Another set of pictures where uncomfortable body language is even more obvious:

Lip licking, showing eye whites, ears back, tense body posture, looking away. This is really scary to me. This dog is having its warning signs be completely ignored, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it tried biting soon in order to be more obvious it wants the situation to stop.

And no, dogs that bite in this situation aren’t “bad”. Biting is an extreme reaction to say “STOP”. Dogs start with body language cues saying they’re uncomfortable, then if the thing they’re uncomfortable with continues they will growl, but only if they haven’t been punished for growling (it’s a huge problem to punish growling because then the dog may decide not to use that warning signal, and growling is a super obvious warning signal that many people recognize, so it can be dangerous to get rid of). Then, if the thing they’re uncomfortable with still continues, they’ll bite. It’s all how dogs communicate. The body language, the growling, the biting. This is how dogs communicate.


Pictures where people have cut holes in their fence so the dog can look out.

Having dogs be able to do this can cause barrier frustration. If there’s a person or a dog or a squirrel, or really anything your dog may want on the other side of the fence, the dog will likely become frustrated that they can’t get to it.

Barrier frustration can lead to severe reactivity. It’d start with the dog barking and making a fuss about something on the other side of the fence. Then, maybe when you’re on a walk and they see a person on the other side of the street and start barking and lunging.

This type of behaviour where a dog is that overexcited can lead to redirection as aggressive behaviour. Ever hear about a “bite out of the blue” where a dog jumps a fence and bites the first person they come across? That started as barrier frustration, then escalated to being so wound up that when the dog finally tried jumping the fence they redirected all of that energy into aggression and attacked the person that, usually, they were running back and forth barking at on the other side of the fence.


Basically, learning about canine behaviour has made it hard to really enjoy a lot of photosets of dogs because, whether it’s one of the above examples or something else, usually there’s some body language in there somewhere that shows a dog is very stressed or it involves a bad idea that could result in serious reactivity issues.

I would like to share with you guys the list of game sliders(not custom sliders).

I always discover a new slider every times I make a new sims. @@

Until now, I think I have master all the sliders. So I decided to make this list for those who might missed out some sliders like me or those who are new to sims 4 and want to understand the sliders. :)

I’m not sure if somebody done this before but whatever. XD 

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Description: Assassins!AU; Private clients, high-profile targets, big payouts, underground layers - all part of the job when you’re a hitman in Kim Taehyung’s empire.


Genre: Action and smut (18+)

Word Count: 7.5k

Warnings: Jungkook’s POV, no reader insert, violence, character deaths, derogatory language, MAJOR BDSM themes (bloodplay, cumplay, knifeplay, breathplay), mentions of necrophilia. 

DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE EASILY TRIGGERED. I’m not kidding.

A/N: Here it is! Please understand, again, that this is not going to be a lighthearted fic. This will be intense, with dark themes, and will include death. To a large degree. I’ve planned a whole AU around this, so please do not ask me to insert something you want or complain that so-so isn’t how you would do things. I do hope you enjoy it. :) If it’s not your cup of tea, ah well.

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So WOW! We have footage of the portrait bots at Pizza Time Theatre! And I don’t mean grainy home movies that last five seconds, either! I mean professional footage from a news piece!

And what’s more, it includes footage of the portrait Helen Henny! We don’t even have showtape audio of her! This is big! BIG! If you’re a fan of CEC or animatronics in general, WATCH THIS VIDEO!

THIS IS NOT A DRILL, PEOPLE.

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One of the most distinctive characteristics of the Salvator tegus is their massive pterygoid muscles. These muscles are the underlying structure behind the puffy jowls. This is a video I made of Kaiju obliterating a langoustine (a small lobster), demonstrating her ability to quickly assess a strange food source and eat something that a human would have a very hard time with. Tegus are durophagous, which means they’ve evolved to eat hard things. They aren’t specialists, like their cousins the caiman lizards (who have very blunt crushing teeth, all the better to eat snails with), but their powerful jaws make them a force to be reckoned with. 

This video also demonstrates my ability to ramble on for several minutes at a time about pretty much nothing. 

Tegu body condition, or: but they’re SUPPOSED to have huge cheeks!!1!

Tegu lizards can make fantastic reptile pets for the experienced owner, but because of their stocky build and highly developed pterygoid muscles (those are the jowls you see), it’s often really difficult to assess their body condition. I took these photos at a reptile show recently. The jowls of a tegu are the first thing people see, and that’s usually all that ever gets talked about. Somebody says “he looks fat” and then somebody else says “he’s supposed to have those cheeks,” but friends, let me tell you a secret: tegus store fat in places other than their jowls. So what I’ve done here is taken a couple of pictures that show you some other ways to assess tegu body condition… without using the jowl size alone as an indicator of obesity! 

These pictures are of a female. She’s ½ black and white, ¼ red, and ¼ blue. Phenotypically she has a mix of traits- because she was under a red light, it was very hard to get a picture of her showing her true colors, but she does have the blue’s “burnt” nose and seems to have mostly red coloration. She is three years old, she is not gravid, and her breeders had her for sale for one thousand dollars. 

The casual observer would probably say something like “dang, that’s a fat lizard!” The well-meaning tegu enthusiast would probably say in response “actually, no, tegus just look like that!” But that’s not true. We shouldn’t be promoting unhealthy animals and spreading misinformation. These pictures are a good example of some hallmarks of bad body condition in a tegu. To show you what those are, I’ve gone through and marked them in these edited versions. This tegu is basking, meaning she’s all spread out to maximize her surface area and soak up the warmth- but even in this position there’s hallmarks of ill health.

1.  A hallmark of obesity is the ear being obscured by fat. When a tegu is basking, the jowl rises to cover a little bit of the ear- but when the ear’s completely covered like that, it’s a bad sign.

2. The mouth should close all the way. If the mouth doesn’t close all the way, the owner should know what caused it and have taken appropriate steps to correct it if possible. Obviously for some congenital things, there’s nothing you can really do- and it can frequently be an injury or the scars of a poor diet that you can’t correct. You’ll see that in rescue tegus a lot. But that’s something a responsible owner is on top of! Jaw deformation can occur in the form of a lateral malocclusion (a side-to-side crossbite), an overbite, an underbite, or a droopy lip that’s dragged down by the massive fat pad the animal’s carrying.

3. There shouldn’t be folds of fat over the wrists and elbows. There should be a clear delineation between the upper and lower forelimb, but these should be strong and muscular. 

4. This is a very tricky one. Tegus are supposed to have a ridge of skin called the lateral line. When they’re obese, it shrinks and sometimes flattens against the body. However, it will usually flatten against the ribs while basking (that’s what it’s supposed to do, it maximizes surface area to let them take in sunshine) and when gravid. I include it here because the lateral line is something that you might not see on a healthy tegu- you have to consider a lot of factors when looking at an animal! This is especially true for females. If they’re gravid (pregnant), they’re going to be VERY pear-shaped and look really obese around the abdominal area. Tegus can lay up to 70 eggs at a time- of course she’s gonna look bulgy! But this girl? Not pregnant. I asked, and the breeder just kinda stared at me for a second, wondering what kind of clueless halfwit would ask if she was selling a pregnant trihybrid. 

Let’s take a look at this gal’s back half.

5. The tail shouldn’t be… for lack of a better word, puffy. A regenerated tail is another story, those can take a number of weird shapes- but this tail is way too fat.

6. There shouldn’t be fat rolls around the limbs. There should be a clear delineation between thigh and calf- there should be an actual joint there- but there shouldn’t be a bulging roll of fat.

7. The feet and toes shouldn’t be swollen. While the front toes- the digging claws- should be fairly stout and strong, the back toes should be slender and long. The foot itself should have a solid appearance and shouldn’t have dimples or rolls of fat going over the toes.

There are many other markers of health that you can see in tegus- some that show good health, some that show poor- and just as many that you can’t see. For a viewer who’s not super familiar with lizard body shapes, a tegu can be very confusing. They’re built for power, not speed or maneuverability. But when you are looking at an animal, these are some of the things that with a little observation, even the most casual observer can look at! Remember, the animal’s a complete being- it’s not just the jowls! 

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The Lesser Antillean iguana (Iguana delicatissima) is a large arboreal lizard endemic to the Lesser Antilles. Another common name for it is the West Indian iguana. It is one of two species of lizard of the genus Iguana and is in severe decline due to habitat destruction, feral predators, hunting, and hybridization with its sister species, the green iguana. The Lesser Antilles iguana has a more blocky, shortened face than the green iguana and lacks the distinctive stripe pattern present along the green iguana’s tail. The feature that most easily distinguishes these two species is the large, round scale that the green iguana has below each ear hole but which the Lesser Antillean iguana lacks.

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