Hi! I was curious to know if any of your followers may know what this is? I collect antiques, but I’ve never seen anything even remotely like this before. My best guess is that it was some kind of story telling tool, but I’d love to know if this is something that’s common, but that I’m unfamiliar with.
My friend has blatantly told me she doesn’t think I’m ace. And it hurts. She accepted my bi friend with open arms, it hurts that she doesn’t believe me. I don’t want to fight with her, but I’ve found myself subconsciously pulling away and I hate it. I hate myself.
Gonna have to side with your subconscious to be honest. You can’t fully trust someone who doesn’t accept you. I’m really sorry you got hurt. =/
im so happy i get to see soul eater on my dash (; w;)/ i love your art so much !!
Aaah thank you~ I got few Soul Eater fanarts and comics sketched but the Miraculous Ladybug Season 2 hype train hit me on my way to finishing the Soul Eater ones…
I don’t know how long it’ll last but I’ll do my best to try to post the SE ones as soon as I can… T wTb (on ariadusts account ofc).
But training too hard to adapt this boy into my style is taking all my energy left for now (same for Alya tbh)… Aaah…
And since I got already two long upcoming comics for ML, I can’t tell you it’ll be anytime soon for Soul Eater (also because adapting ML to my style is so challenging I’d like to stop by this for a bit!). = w=b I love challenge!
PS : But it might be worth to wait because once I’m into something (which I started with both SE and ML atm), I don’t drop it until I did like 10 art/comic about it! (I wish I was kidding when i say this but I got no chill sometimes). Herpes me!
Hey!! This is probably a really stupid question but how do sperm whales sleep like that without drowning? How long can they go without coming to the surface to breath? Thanks💗
This is not a stupid question at all! Sperm whales are pretty weird beings and you could spend a lifetime just wondering how they do what they do. Because they do a lot of weird and unusual stuff.
One thing we need to keep in mind is that whales are usually unihemispheric sleepers. Only half of their brain sleeps, while the other half stays alert. They are also voluntary breathers, in order to breathe they have to actually remember to breathe, they consciously open and close their blowhole, for every single breath. Every single day of their life. So if their brain was completely asleep, they would stop breathing.
Now back to Sperm whales and their weird sleeping position. Sometimes, they will drift vertically, with their ‘nose’ at the surface. In this case, they might be simply slumbering, half of their brain stays awake and the proximity to the surface allows them to keep breathing.
But then there’s the ones you see in those pictures, way below the surface, or even sleeping upside-down. Researches believe those may be fully asleep and yes, that means they are not breathing. This scenario might seem super scary to us (I cannot go a minute without breathing), but Sperm whales are stunning apnea divers. All whales are good at this, but Sperm whales can hold their breath for longer than others. When they dive to the depths of the sea (they dive deeper than most species, only beaked whales go deeper than them), they can stay down there up to 90 minutes before they have to surface again. That’s how good they are at holding their breath. This is why they can afford those naps.
As for the vertical position… I think the one real answer science has come up with is “These guys are just weird”. There are serious and very valid hypotheses though. Those who have witnessed this behaviour explain that, apparently, what these whales do is actively descend head-down and then relax completely, passively turn head-up and slowly drift back to the surface. That’s how their nap usually works. This makes a lot of sense once you realise that a good deal of their floating is controlled through their spermaceti organ. The spermaceti organ is what’s inside those huge heads of theirs. When they dive, cold water flows into this organ and the waxy liquid that’s inside of it (originally believed to be sperm, hence the name of this whale) solidifies, allowing the whale to dive more easily. But as soon as the whale goes still, or doesn’t actively try to dive, it will naturally begin to float upwards. The density of the spermaceti diminishes, turning the head into a sort of buoy. So the head goes up, the Sperm whale can enjoy a little nap and photographers can take those amazing pictures.
I never thought I would end up writing such a long answer on this topic. I guess I really like these whales. Hope this didn’t end up confusing you even more though.
Anyway I’ll just leave here a video by Luke Rendell (University of St Andrews). It captures this amazing behavior from above the surface. Enjoy.
Twentieth Century Fox Film is working on a follow-up to “Murder on the Orient Express,” developing Agatha Christie’s “Death on the Nile.“
The studio has hired “Orient Express” screenwriter Michael Green to return for "Death on the Nile.” It has not yet signed a deal with Kenneth Branagh, but he is expected to return to the director’s chair and reprise his role of the mustachioed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
Murder on the Orient Express has grossed $148.2 million worldwide since its release last month. When EW visited the U.K. set earlier this year, Branagh made it clear that he would be happy to return to the role of the brilliant detective Poirot, were his film to strike a chord with audiences. “I would be thrilled, I must say,” he told this writer. “I have enjoyed it enormously, to delve into the nature of the character, to read more of the books, to understand, to admire with greater intensity what Agatha Christie’s talents were. That’s been really a great great creative treat. So I’d be absolutely delighted to do more.”
Christie first published “Death on the Nile” in 1937, three years after her “Murder on the Orient Express” was published. The plot places Poirot on a vacation in Egypt, discovering a murder on the Nile River as a result of a love triangle gone bad. - The Hollywood Reporter, Variety - Nov 20 2017 [x] [x]