wing making

anonymous asked:

Yoooooo but what about west wing AU with the rogue one/Star Wars characters?!???

okay. OKAY. so. i gave this much thought at work/last night and this is what i’ve come up with: 

President Bail Organa: sort of kind of because jimmy smits was on the west wing as matt santos, sort of kind of because i love bail organa and he deserves more love. bail as president also allows me to do this — 

First Daughter Leia Organa: come on. come on. leia in a zoey bartlet-esque role is all i’ve ever wanted. she’s simultaneously so young compared to the people around her and has so much responsibility to the public. it’s not a life leia chose, but she wouldn’t give it away for anything.

Vice President Draven: hear me out. was running for president originally, with cassian as his campaign manager. somewhere along the way, cassian realizes draven isn’t all he’s cracked up to be and convinces him to sit on the ticket with bail. not necessarily bad, but not good. 

Chief of Staff Mon Mothma: she convinces bail to run because she knows they can make a difference. the absolute epitome of “do you have a best friend you trust with your life? are they smarter than you?” line from tww. she puts a lot of pressure on the rest of the staff (cassian, especially) but means well.

Deputy Chief of Staff Cassian Andor: he’s a young upstart with a law degree who took a chance and hopped aboard the Organa for America train. his relationship with draven is…complicated, to say the least. in a completely platonic will they-won’t they situation with his assistant, 

Senior Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff Jyn Erso: nobody knows jyn’s history. all they know is she showed up on the campaign trail one day too qualified to turn away. she passed her background checks, but draven is suspicious. intensely passionate about her job, even if she sasses the hell out of cassian every chance she gets (side note: can y’all IMAGINE scenes like this between jyn and cassian??? i die)

White House Press Secretary Chirrut Îmwe: don’t let the blindness fool you. chirrut doesn’t let shenanigans in the press room slide.he knows every reporter’s voice and where they sit, so he’s always on top of questions. just make sure you tell him all the facts. 

White House Communications Director Baze Malbus: you try and tell me baze isn’t toby ziegler. go on. TRY ME. you wouldn’t know by looking at him, but he’s quite the wordsmith. super grump with a heart of gold and snark for days

Deputy White House Communications Director Bodhi Rook: a friend of cassian’s from law school. just wants to make a difference, but fucks up on occasion in the process. he’s the resident sweetheart, but he might know something about jyn’s past? he’s not saying, though. (also may or may not have slept with a prostitute)

White House Presidential Secretary Kay Tuesso: i was having trouble placing k-2, but this would be fucking hilarious. trust me. 

(for shits and giggles, Personal Aide to the President Han Solo: leia isn’t sure how this scoundrel passed his background check, or why her father likes him so much, but she doesn’t. not at all. he’s…scruffy looking, alright?)

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you ever think about how happy Shiro was on the mission to get the Green Lion because he’d been in prison for a year and probably hadn’t seen anything green or even been outside and then his first mission he gets to go to this wonderful garden paradise planet populated by chill giant sloths and gentle creatures and he’s just so gosh darned happy to be alive and free

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KNOW YOUR BATS: Emballonuridae family

Emballonuridae is a family of bats commonly known as sheath-tailed or sac-winged bats. I’m surprised these bats aren’t better known, because they have very uniquely appealing little faces. I think it’s the perpetually upturned nose.

They also have a stunning variety of colors, from the pure-white northern ghost bat to the dark chocolate of the Hill’s sheath-tailed bat.

Among them are some excellent camoflaugers, such as the proboscis bat, which looks like a bit of lichen or damaged bark on a tree.

In fact, many species in Emballonuridae roost on the trunks and branches of trees, in broad daylight, depending on their camouflage to keep them safe. They like to do it in neat little lines.

Sometimes they also stack.

You may have noticed their short little tailed. They’re sometimes called sheath-tailed bats because these tails protrude out of the membrane between their back legs, which can be pulled up to “sheath” the tail. Here’s a video if you don’t quite understand what I mean.

As I mentioned earlier, they’re also called sac-winged bats. This is because they have special pouches near their wrists designed to release pheromones into the air when they flap their wings. Below is a close up of the pouch, closed and then opened.

For the most part these are very small bats, with weights as low as three to four grams- one of the smallest, the proboscis bat, can get caught in spiderwebs and eaten.

Aside from roosting in trees, these bats roost in caves, crevices, and occasionally, human-made structures like wells or stone tombs. Because of this, several species are known as tomb bats. They’re pretty adorable little harbingers of death if you ask me.

Photo credits:

Main set (species in photo caption): Bat Conservation Intl / Jasmine Vink / University of KwaZulu-Natal / Merlin Tuttle / Michael Penney

Emedded in text: Bateleur Nature Reserve / ARKive / Riley Pearce / PSUNHM / Christian Ziegler

he think he slick

Ohhh boy I didn’t think I’d have time for this but here it is ahhh. The Archeron sisters, and please please still no spoilers, I haven’t had the chance to get my hands into ACOWAR just yet!

(Please click on it for the full version ♥)