wild to run with

pretty-prince-lulu  asked:

Heyo! ...I've got a humanoid species with features of a fennec fox. Ears, tail, bit of facial resemblance- nothing too wild, mostly. However, I've run into a snag. I totally want to go with the Ears of a Ridiculous Size- mostly for the aesthetic, I'll happily admit. Look at them!- but could they still function with the same head-to-ear scale of the original animal? Would that be too much heat loss on a human-sized species? Would their hearing actually be -worse-, than a standard human?

I highly doubt their hearing would be worse than a standard human, our hearing is pretty poor when you compare us to the rest of the animal kingdom. That’s probably one of the reasons why we domesticates dogs!

Originally posted by creek-nymph

Whether heat loss is a concern for a human with fennec fox ears will depend on their ambient temperature. They probably wouldn’t handle snowy climates well at all, but in warm, dry environs like where the fennec originated they may well be fine. Larger animals have a smaller surface area to volume ratio, so they typically lose less heat than smaller species anyway.

So while their hearing and heat loss is probably fine, making these ears move is a little more of a challenge.

Look at this drawing of canine head anatomy from Millers Guide to the Dissection of the Dog.

There would be, oh, something like 15 muscles involved in the movement of ears. You can see some of them above, particularly scutuloauricularis. To appreciate how much of a canine head is composed of muscle, take a peak at this typical CT image, also from Miller’s guide.

Compare that to a human CT scan of the head from http://w-radiology.com.

You can see the ear canal at #5. Air is black, bone is white, and soft tissue (eg muscle) is grey. Canines have much, much more muscle and less brain space than humans do. Admittedly much of the canine muscle mass are jaw muscles, but some of them are ear muscles.

So you can stick fennec fox ears onto a human head, but if you want those ears to be able to move and do the cute things then you need to provide large enough muscles to do so. If you haven’t shrunk the brain of this humanoid they may have extra muscles packed around the skull, giving them a more domed appearance than a human would have had. They will also likely have more muscle running from the back of the ear down he neck.

I hope that has given you something to work with.

Disclaimer.

I know I’m slow but I just realized they changed the lyrics in The Mob Song… LeFou originally does not sing this song at all… HOWEVER in the live action he sings “there’s a beast running wild there’s no question, but I fear the wrong monster’s released”… I realized they changed the lyrics and had LeFou sing those exact words towards Gaston and I can’t believe I didn’t notice it until now. 

If you are ever sad, think about the fact that you are living as a human being in the same time period as KNK when you could’ve been Vlad the Impaler or a zebra running wild.

If you feel lonely, think about the fact that you share the same love for KNK with thousands of others, just that we may not be in the same country, and the fact that you have 1000s of us willing to talk to you for hours about how crazy KNK is to make you feel better🌻

Danganronpa Fandom Griping

BEWARE, I’m about to just whine about things that bug me, or at least things about the Danganronpa Fandom on Tumblr that I don’t really “get.” Bring your salt shakers.

1) Nobody has yet determined an official portmanteau for the Toko Fukawa/Byakuya Togami pairing. I mean, how is it possible that there are at least FOUR different ones running around in the wild? ToFu, Tofukawa, Togakawa, I don’t even remember the other one… can we conduct a poll and narrow this down or something?

2) More than 80% of the new fanfics written and posted in English are based on NDRV3. This is a game that has not yet been released in English and will not be released in English for months, leaving a significant chunk of the fandom that actually wants to play the game and experience the story firsthand unable to read these. But the worst part is that by the time the game comes out in English, these fics will be so far down the queue on sites like AO3 that they might as well not exist for newcomers. That makes me sad.

3) I’ve mentioned this one before, but: “Your canon/hetero ship feels so forced” or, even worse, the phrase “I used to support this ship until it was canon.” This is the equivalent of saying “I used to being into this until it got all mainstream.” Ships of all kinds are beautiful, but don’t be a shipster who disses on the ships that get too popular or acknowledged. 

4) Anyone who believes the franchise is about “the power of Despair” and therefore gets annoyed when anything happy occurs or when the good guys win. Danganronpa is literally about the exact opposite of that; I’m kind of at a loss when I see someone saying “What is this lame happy ending shit and when did Kodaka get so afraid of spreading Despair?!” Like, okay, HOPE ALWAYS WINS, that’s the whole point. Pop Quiz: What happened to the Ultimate Despair and the Ultimate Hope at the end of the first game?

anonymous asked:

P1 I don't really know what to think about all this harry stuff... I literally see all these arguments on my dash. People are either excited and they don't think it's shady and some people r like it's shady I'm still excited and want this to play out and some people are annoyed and angry and just want answers. And I'm just hear listening and I kind of agree with all points, ya know?! That's what's so frustrating to me and maybe I'm crazy but that's y I think this is his stunt?

Anonymous said to shadyshit91:P2… like I think he has music coming and I think old team knows that. I think they are letting people run wild with info that’s half factual half bullshit. I think his team is trying to combat it but they (especially Harry) can’t really say anything though. I mean the fandom is at odds about it and I think it’s hurting Harry solo career before it even starts. Ugh im frustrated and just want answers either way! Thanks for letting me vent in ur inbox!

I feel you, nony. I’m the same, I’m annoyed at how it’s being handled, and I’d like for some facts and actual confirmations, bit I’m also very much exited and I’m trying not to think too much of it. I’m just like going with the wave and side eying everything haha but I understand, lots of points are valid and I’m reading lots of things that are different opinion but I tend to agree. It’s really just??? Confusing??? Idk, it’s hard to guess what they’re doing when it’s all rumors and weird info all around - also don’t worry! Feel free to vent every time you need! x 

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.