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anonymous asked:

Why do so many resources say that mammals are the dominate animals? Is there anyway bird superiority more prominent ?

This phrase is fairly difficult to define because, realistically, the dominant phylum is, and has been basically forever, the arthropods. With estimates of 1 to 10 million species and population numbers that are just staggering to think about, quantitatively they are the winners by several thousand landslides made up of primarily beetles.

But I digress. When we say the Cenozoic is the “Age of Mammals” or the Devonian is the “Age of Fishes”, it’s used more in terms of which clades exploded after the previous mass extinction (or, in earlier periods, diversified with massive geologic or climatic shifts) and took over a majority of the available ecological niches during that era/period/etc.

For example, after the Late Permian decided it preferred the Earth empty and told everyone to get rekt, the way was paved for the ancestors of dinosaurs to diversify and take over - hence the Mesozoic being known as the “Age of the Reptiles”. The same thing then happened with the K-Pg extinction event (with the exception being that the Cretaceous was generally less dramatic about the whole affair), opening up those niches for the mammals to expand into and diversify through the Cenozoic. 

To go off track for a hot second, it’s a very interesting cycle of extinction-diversification that happens repeatedly. The species that are most susceptible to extinction are those that are too specialized to adapt to change (looking directly at you, Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Conversely, those that are most able to survive and then take advantage of a sudden availability of niches following an extinction event are those that are generalists (in terms of range, habitat, feeding, and the like). Various populations of these generalists will then adapt into new species as they diverge from other populations in different niches, which eventually leads to each having a very specialized lifestyle as they evolve to further take advantage of the niche. This then puts them firmly in the category of “too specialized to adapt to change” and they are now susceptible to the next major shift. SUPER COOL, RIGHT???

Anyway, to get back on track, claiming any one class/phylum/order/species (Anthropocene, anyone?) of species is “dominant” during a period of geologic time is reductive, biased, and does paleontology as a whole a disservice. There are so many interesting clades that are left out when people assume the whole world at the time was populated by one small set of species (where are my extinct Ordovician hexacorallian fans at, amirite). We could just as easily call the Mesozoic the Age of Ammonites, or the Age of Conifers, and be just as accurate. 

dating peter parker would include...

dedicated to my harrison bestie anon in hopes it makes them smile :) also yes it’s really fuckin long i’m sorry i just love peter parker and have a lot of feelings

  • you actually hate to tell the story of how you two met because it’s mortifiying oh mygod
  • peter, however, loves to watch u blush about it even though it was only really embarrassing when it happened
  • taking the subway to school like every other day, you obviously had spent too many hours on the internet so u were tired as hell 
  • so tired you couldn’t grab the pole in time when the subway stopped
  • and you in an ungraceful manner, tripped, stumbled and fell
  • into his lap
  • his l a p 
  • you still get red cheeks when remember just how embarrassing it was
  • oh my god! i c-can’t believe that- i-i, i’m so so sorry- h-holy shit–
  • peter did find it extremely awkward but your mortified and blushing red face was so much more adorable 
  • n-no, it’s fine– d-do you want my seat?
  • o-oh no, it’s alright. i’d just like to crawl into a hole somewhere. sudden amnesia works too.
  • AND BOY
  • a cute girl with wit and oh my is that a nerdy shirt????
  • from them on, you had his entire heart 
  • yes i will totally be writing a full on imagine for this
  • you guys weren’t friends for long if u know what i mean 
  • like you had already face planted into his lap so you skipped most of the awkward interactions
  • you were kinda like ‘ah what the hell’ 
  • you did it while you guys were walking home together, like usual
  • hey peter, can you hold this for me?
  • yeah?” 
  • and you just grabbed his hand, grinning at him with wink 
  • cue the cutest blushing from peter 
  • peter goddamn nearly had a heart attack but couldn’t stop smiling the entire walk home 
  • he was really sad when he reached your building 
  • but then you stood on ur tippy toes and kissed him on the cheek so he wasn’t that sad
  • eventually kisses on the cheeks became kisses on the lips & it wasn’t official but you two just knew
  • let’s be real, peter is the worlds biggest dork so movie marathons are so common
  • i mean everything– star wars, back to the future, jurassic park, like man you name it 
  • and if u were a nerd too, then oH boy he would just be in a constant state of heart eyes 
  • he would be anyways but extra heart eyes if u geek out
  • c’mon pete, hurry that cute lil ass up! it’s rogue one!!
  • oh my god, please marry me right now.
  • you guys definitely try to quote movies as much as possible
  • i love you” ”i know *intense blushing* diD YOU JUST–
  • he has a such soft spot for when you guys marathon disney movies not that he tells you that
  • something about you lighting up & singing along makes him go !!!!!!! inside
  • no you two never perform disney duet songs together never ever have you done that why do u ask
  • (your favourite one to perform is hakuna matata because its a goddamn classic and peter gets so into it)
  • (breaking free from hsm is a close second because damn can peter hit those notes when he really tries)
  • peter parker is such an admirer like you dont even know
  • he could stare at you for hours and its pretty much what gets him through the day tbh
  • in fact, he has all your birthmarks and freckles committed to memory because shes so pretty i can’t deal with this
  • he blushes SO MUCH when you catch him staring
  • but lets be real, you were staring at him too
  • he blushed even more when he found that out because oh my fucking god she was staring at me do i look weird is there something on my face
  • but when you’re like no you goof, i’m admiring youu get 
  • BLUSHING STUTTERING STAMMERING PETER PARKER
  • he just never stops blushing 
  • he! would! try! so! hard! at everything 4 you
  • baking? hell yeah he’ll bake for u
  • singing? eh he’ll give it a go (but only for you)  
  • dancing? he hates it but he loves to watch u laugh and smile with him so he does it anyways (even if he sucks)
  • speaking of dancing
  • peter loves it when u dance
  • especially when you stay over and he wakes up to you dancing around the kitchen or his room 
  • his favourite is catching you off guard when you’re grooving to some 80′s song
  • babe– cutting himself off with his own laughter, i don’t think that’s dancing.
  • he loves to tease you about your funky dancing because seeing his girl blushing is like his second favourite thing
  • (the first being your smile because it completely melts his insides and everything is better when you smile at him)
  • you also love it when he’s teasing because all you have is pout and suddenly peter’s showering you in kisses 
  • peter is such a sucker for kisses
  • actually he’s such a hopeless romantic & lover of cliches like
  • constantly bringing you flowers he finds on nightly patrols? check 
  • stopping so you two can share a cutesy kiss in the rain? check 
  • dumb pick up lines that still make you laugh? check 
  • tbh you both do pickup lines
  • hey, hey y/n, are you the square root of -1? because you can’t be real 
  • are you kIDDING– NO I’M NOT BLUSHING AT YOUR DUMB PICK UP LINE GO AWAY PARKER
  • he just giggles at you from the bed
  • except when you do it, its a different story
  • hey hey hey, peter 
  • hmm?” 
  • are you related to yoda? because yodalicious.
  • peter just falls off the bed 
  • you don’t even ask if he’s alright, you just cut straight to laughing at his reaction
  • s-shut up! this isn’t because of your pick up line!! i was startled! 
  • even though he’s trying to hide his face in a pillow, you can see his pink cheeks
  • sure, peter, sure. 
  • aunt may is both a blessing and a curse to both of you 
  • because she spills BOTH OF YOUR SECRETS
  • like you can’t ramble to her about peter because she will tell him everything
  • with you in the same room 
  • oh peter, you’re wearing that shirt? i know y/n loves it, she was talking just the other day about how she find it so hot– 
  • “MAY HE DOESN’T NEED TO KNOW”
  • peter secretly really wants to know what you said about him 
  • but aunt may does it to peter too and he hates it
  • “seriously y/n, you should hear the things he says about you, i swear he’s turned into some lovesick–”
  • “nO MAY SHH YOU CAN STOP NOW”
  • makeout sessions ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • you both l o v e them 
  • funnily enough, peter is the one who usually starts them 
  • hey y/n, you’ve got something on your face, let me just– *kisses you all over you face*
  • because he’s more than ahead in his classes, ‘study dates’ really means makeout not that you mind though  
  • peter loves kisses everywhere
  • forehead kisses
  • nose kisses
  • shoulder kisses
  • eyelid kisses
  • back of the hand kisses
  • all the kisses
  • his absolute favourite kiss is the one he receives from you in the morning when you’ve stayed over
  • he’ll play with your hair softly and you’ll yawn & stretch and catch him gazing at you 
  • and you just smile and lean up and kiss him 
  • it never fails to make peters heart stop and when you pull away he just goes nooooooooooooo and pouts till you kiss him again 
  • it’s especially hard when you have to leave or part ways after school because peter turns into a needy lil boy
  • one more kiss! one more! 
  • peter you’ve said that seven times now!! 
  • you literally have to push his away, giggling and grinning, because otherwise he’s going to be late 
  • i swear to god parker, it’s only one class! 
  • and of course you know about him being spidey
  • you actually found out by accident 
  • you were searching thru his closest for something to wear when you stumbled across it 
  • tbh you thought it was a really dedicated costume at first
  • so you put it on and it was so fucking baggy man
  • hey peter! look at me, i’m the spider man! thwip thwip! 
  • except it was the real thing so 
  • y-y/n!! where did you find that??? 
  • don’t worry, i’ll keep your spider-man obsession a secret, peter.
  • but when you accidentally web peter’s hand to the wall, you figure out this suit is the real deal 
  • holy shit!! holy shit! you– you’re, this is the real, oh my god, you’re the spider-man!  
  • peter just panics because you’ve webbed him to the wall and he can’t actually do anything
  • no! no i’m not!
  • you freak out for like another minute before you gather your senses enough 
  • peter parker, do not play with me right now- are you spider-man?
  • would you believe me if i said it was a very detailed halloween costume?
  • after cutting him free, you squeezed him into the tightest hug because you were so goddamn proud of him 
  • but also because oh my god how many times had he risked his life and had you not known???? 
  • oh my god, this is so wicked i can’t believe you’re spider-man–
  • you can’t tell anyone! 
  • shh, you know i wouldn’t but holy god! you have to tell me everything
  • you’re not mad i didn’t tell you?” 
  • pfft, i’ll only be mad if you don’t tell me now.
  • yes i also want to make this an imagine
  • yes, you’re the one who patches him up which always ends in cuddles
  • basically you get to shower peter in constant love and affection because he would do that and more for you 
  • he’s just the perfect boyfriend??? 
  • i want a peter parker
On the risk of sounding like a grandma....

When the ever-loving fuck did we start calling trolls “antis”…?

Back in my day - yeah I already gave up on not sounding old - we called them what they were. Trolls.

People who live to spite and provoke others. People who spread unnecessary hatred on stuff they could very easily just avoid but instead they seek it out and have to loudly proclaim that they hate it and that you are inherently wrong and awful for liking it.

Then the internet started calling them haters and with a careless “Haters gonna hate”, the troll were shrugged off and ignored.

I liked the term haters. It was quite fitting.

So when exactly did we move on to antis…? Not to mention, it is a horribly misleading term, I think.

I am against a lot of stuff to. Anti, then. But unless it’s brought up in conversation and a discussion of it arises, I keep my dislike where it belongs. In my mind. Because really what good does it do you EXACTLY to pulicly hate on something that someone else likes? Does it make you feel better about yourself and the things you do like…? Do you not have enough of an own fulfilled life so you need to go to people who like something and explain to them why they shouldn’t?

And I just feel like the term “anti” is so… polite and mild. Why? Have we now reached the level of political correctness that we have to use nice terms with the people throwing anything but nice terms around when talking about things we enjoy…?

That just seems inherently wrong to me. Can we go back to trolls? Or at the very least haters?

clearlyafandomblog  asked:

man it's so good to see another genderqueer person that's got tig ol bitties. i feel so ambivalent toward my rack, like, all the time, so idk, seeing one of my favorite Queer Internet Dads looking like me makes me feel... a little less alone!

This is the coolest, nicest response I’ve ever gotten to showing too much cleavage on the internet. Bless you.

Honestly, I’m tired of cropping all of my selfies above the chest and/or only posting pictures of myself in a binder and T-shirt because I don’t want to deal with everyone’s reaction to my tits, whether sexual or invalidating in nature. (Your reaction to my tits was rad and chill; don’t worry.)

I’m just wicked over it, you know? Because people who want to hurt my feelings or make me feel uncomfortable are going to go out of their way to do it because they’re cruel and gross, and nothing I can do will change that. If I take off my makeup, it’s my boobs. If I bind my chest, it’s my hips and ass. If I wear baggy pants, it’s, fuck, I dunno, my abuela’s zodiac sign or something. If I do everything “right” in terms of what’s conventionally considered androgynous, then it’s STILL, “Are you SURE you’re not just a boy/butch lesbian/literally anything but nonbinary?” and it’s STILL, “You’d be way more fuckable if ___________.”

So, I mean, I might as well just be a being of pure titty with no weakness and not let internet dumbfucks take away my rare good self-esteem days with their boners and opinions on gender.

I know that I’m difficult to love. I don’t want to be alone, and more than that, I don’t want to be without you. And I promise you that someday I’ll be better for you.
—  I’m too tired to say this to you so I’ll tell the Internet instead.
Today We Forget (Zelo Scenario)

Genre: romance, modern, fluff, slight angst

Word count: 1 183

Warning:  i suck at it

Summary: She’s there for him, just like always.

She couldn’t wait to get home and just take a shower, maybe to stay naked with all the blinds down on her windows.

“God, won’t this summer end already?!” She sighed, wiping away her sweat with the back of her hand before taking the shopping bags from her car. But as she headed for the front doors, all her plans were ruined by the man sitting on the stairs, protecting his face with a big hood.

“Junhong?” She whispered, not sure if she was right.

“I didn’t want to bother you, but before I knew it, I found myself in front of your door,” he jumped on his feet and looked at her with an apologetic smile on his lips. There was something in his eyes, something that made her think he was troubled and sad, tired with all the bullshit she too saw on the internet.

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Confessions of a Fangirl in Distress: Taemin

Hmmm, let’s start with something like this

well hello there 。◕ ‿ ◕。

here, have a close up:

deadly, innit?

see? even he approves. he knows what’s up.

he laughs at my face. 

is he sorry?

no.

but is he cute?

yes.

Is he hot?

Oh yes.

The point is, I forgive him for laughing at my face. Why? 

Because (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻! UM, I mean (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

heheh heh yeeeeah

So..ummm..how about having some 

☆☆☆Daily Dose of Internet War☆☆☆

-no one can convince me that internet war doesn’t spark them feels-

In conclusion-!

Bang bang, he shot me down. Bang bang, I hit the ground. 

And then he lucifered all over me like

he don’t give a fuck.

Ahem, in conclusion:

No but seriously

Lee Taemin is a DANGERous man. And he’s not just any man, he’s TaeMAN, who drives me TaeMAD, cause he’s TaeRAD, even though sometimes he makes me TaeSAD, which makes him TaeBAD, someone stop me before I go TaeCrayCray. Too late.

the signs as 2015 in a nutshell

Aries

Taurus:

Gemini:

Cancer

Leo:

Virgo:

Libra:

Scorpio:  

Sagittarius:

Capricorn:

Aquarius:

Pisces:

Look, if. If you can’t put your face on your anger. You really aren’t worth my time. Or anybody else’s time. Just. Go outside. Read a book. Listen to a song. Something. Other than send mean messages on the internet. We’re all too tired for this. Come on.

I respect veganism as a lifestyle and a moral choice.

I respect it deeply and I support it in my sister when she comes to visit. I make sure there are an array of choices and she doesn’t feel like the vegan outcast who has salad or has to bring her own food.

I do this because I understand what it feels like to be the ‘food outcast’ and to have to bring your own food everywhere – because I have celiac disease, and I’m extremely sensitive. Sensitive to the point where I was affected by the gluten they use to turn stevia into powder. Really. It took us a week to figure it out, and I got really, really sick.

I just wish that the people who are so militantly vegan would recognize that veganism does not physically work for some people. I’ve been through this; I consulted with a dietician and I asked about the possibility of going vegetarian or vegan. With all of the issues at play (and no, I’m not going to lay them out in this post, because they’re not anyone’s fucking business but mine), I was advised that it would be really, really harmful for me to do so.

Now, I minimize my animal product consumption as an ethical and economic choice, not just from a cruelty perspective but from the perspective of someone who realizes that eating plant matter is better for the planet than eating animal matter, for the most part. 

I really just wish that the fact that there are not only chronic illness but also class issues at play in veganism was the forefront of the movement, and that cruelty to humans in the name of avoiding cruelty to other animals wasn’t acceptable.

This is sort of a meandering thoughtful thing, and I don’t really want to argue about it. Just – think – sometimes – that maybe you don’t really know what people are facing. 

Really, if people want veganism to be a more reasonable choice for more human beings in the US, the first thing we need to do is to get everyone to a living wage where veganism is reasonably affordable in money, time and spoons, is accessible without a well-stocked kitchen, etc. So why isn’t food accessibility the first thing I see, instead of lectures? 

I dunno. I think I’m too tired of people yelling at other people on the internet today.