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This is a ghostly web-footed gecko, they can be found and perfectly camouflage among the powdery reddish sands of the Namib Desert, their primary habitat.These geckos have adapted their webbed feet not only to help them stay atop, but to bury beneath the dunes of the Namib Desert. Strictly nocturnal lizards, they spend the day in self-dug burrows and emerge at night to feed.

Their bloodshot-looking eyes are massively oversized to help them detect prey, which includes crickets, grasshoppers, and small spiders. They move surprisingly quickly across the sand, and adhesive pads on their toes make them excellent climbers.

People sometimes hunt these tiny lizards for food, and human encroachment is destroying some of its habitat. Their estimated lifespan in the wild is about five years.

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well, i’ve done my bit and given constructive positivity to a friend. with that and the fact that (drama tuesday) is living up to its name, i’m hiding out in the background to work on more of my massive update and stare at some frills.

your web-footed birb will be around, but not doing much.

edit: i lied. i’ve been active.

( some health updates. )

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trying to figure out how the hell Undine feet would work in order to allow them to swim more strongly as well as actually be able to move on land (as opposed to like human divers wearing scuba flippers). i studied various webbed-footed animals and found that north american river otters’ feet are the closest to what i’m going for, so i adapted that structure for better upright walking (broader calcaneus and metatarsals, as seen in humans) and swapped the length of the 1st and 2nd set of phalanges to give more room for webbing. 

Tagged by @poe-also-bucky

Five things you’ll find in my bag:

  1. My computer
  2. A Hobbit-style journal that is the same size and shape as the red book form Civil War
  3. A blue thumbdrive
  4. A headphone splitter
  5. Charging cords

Five things you’ll find in my room:

  1. My bed
  2. Windows
  3. A metal desk
  4. A de-humidifier
  5. A dog

Five things I want to do with my life:

  1. Publish the rest of my trilogy
  2. Publish my next trilogy
  3. Get a PHD
  4. Earn and pass the test for a black belt
  5. Learn several languages

Five things I’m into right now:

  1. Bucky Barnes
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi
  3. Fanfic writing
  4. Russian music
  5. Mermaids

Five things on my to-do list:

  1. Finish the next chapter of Winter’s Monarchs/The Soldier’s Queen
  2. Finish the first chapter of the second draft of my sequel to my original novel
  3. Finish the first chapter of Jedi and Soldier
  4. Test for my green belt
  5. Get a new charging cord for my phone

Five things people may not know about me:

  1. I have an extra toe and webbing on my left foot
  2. I have internal tibial torsion (aka, I’m pigeon toed)
  3. My sister’s dad adopted me to marry my mum
  4. I have some form of ADD
  5. I’m writing a language for my second trilogy

Tagging: @thejamesoldier, @gaybybirth, @helshades, @totheendofthelinepal

Imagine you’re riding your bicycle down the middle of an empty, wide-open street when suddenly your face is tangled in a spider web. We’re talking about a web that spans the entire distance between two buildings, like the freaking aftermath of a Spider-Man chase scene.

Congratulations, you somehow have a Darwin’s bark spider in your neighborhood. This species has been known to build webs that span freaking rivers. The largest one found was 82 goddamned feet across. If that sounds far-fetched to you, you’re just like scientists in 2009 before they discovered the thing. You’d think that an 82-foot spider web, stretching across rivers like a fishing net designed to catch kayakers, would be the sort of thing that’d be hard to miss. Or maybe “come out of hiding” is phase one in the bark spider’s plan.

Either way, you really do have to admire how spiders are always raising their game. After all, it’s more or less a rule that any list of creepy, dangerous or messed-up creatures is going to have at least one spider on it, since that is the animal Satan created when God was napping.

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Psst, secret tagging tip for AO3:

If you want to be kind to your web-footed friends wranglers, when naming OCs in the tags, put (OC) or something like that in the tag with the name. This will save your wrangler as much as an hour of slogging research trying to find out if some minor character who appears for 2 seconds has that name. That means as much as a whole hour more time devoted to wrangling the rest of your fandom’s tags and keeping the filters working.

It also conveniently keeps your tag from getting attached to a character in another fandom who has the same name - preventing your work from appearing in the filters for other fandoms.

Pass it on….