Imagine Bofur always
pretending to oversleep in the mornings because he knows it’ll be you who’ll
try to wake him and he wants you to be the first thing he sees.
Imagine it being so cold
that you and Bofur have to strip down to your skivvies and cuddle in a sleeping
bag for warmth. @twinsinanarchy
Imagine Bofur giving you a
bad pick up line ‘I moustache you to be mine’ which makes you blush since you
are in love with him. @antivanilla
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Bofur was a
flirt, the whole mountain range knew it. I knew it too, having seen him hitting
on anyone and everyone when he was in his cups. Even when he wasn’t, he was a
charmer, always a song in his heart and a joke – oft-times ribald – on his
lips. Mahal’s beard, he was charming
enough to get away with wearing such ridiculous headwear!
One of my headcanons for Jedha deserts is that after rains- the desert blooms- a lot like how it works in the Atacama deserts in Chile- Lots of blue though.
Then there’s just caravans that follow the rains around for this
specific reason and small industries based on harvests flown in etc.
Sign posting rare plants or tubers for later emergencies of partial
harvesting. People heading outside the city after rains to help gather. And the Disciples and guardians of the Whills and the other temples take part- as well as the tourists and pilgrims when it happens specifically around Jedha- or even as part of the Pilgrimages outside of the city before the Empire. I’m not sure how close in to the City mesa the desert would bloom- because those areas would be more heavily harvested/ disturbed/ or more likely be over older ruins.
I kind of wanted to have Baze/ Chirrut experience the rains outside in some sort of way while being involved with harvests/ plants in the desert.
On some pics of the moon- you can see the clouds- and I think maybe there are space nomads with speeders or ships who follow or keep note of them and follow behind, then harvest and fly it into the city/ inhabited areas to trade.
The Jedhans seem to have large pack animals- so maybe these rain times are when they gather the plant fodder to store.
Worm harvesting would also make sense following rains too- and the kinds of fauna connected to that. You have the kind of creatures that like
Gynaephora groenlandica, the arctic woolly bear moth
which have a life cycle of years because the feeding period is short- but they’re hardy as feck, and survive freezing temps.
I’ve been saying forever that Juno would make for a perfect aruani au, so I figured I could totally get away with doing a very loose Juno au for Day 2. Might do one or more with this. I probably should, since this ends hanging lmao. Anyway, hope you enjoy! <3
Even short stories have to start somewhere.
If Annie had to pick a place for their story to begin, she could easily go back to kindergarten; The day she met Armin Arlert on the playground. Him in his little suspenders and tucked in white shirt, trying to catch a woolly bear caterpillar that inched across a tree branch.
As he noticed her and motioned for her to join him, Annie turned around and instead played on the swings. A fateful meeting that was as mundane as they come. Yet, through the years things changed. Year by year she would listen to him, and instead come over and join in his weird bug collecting hobbies and little one-person book clubs.
Dwalin faced you, he would catch your eyes. You could hear him complaining about
someone’s knees, but it was lost in sheer terror as you stared at him, the spit
revolving slowly, slowly and you almost wished you were there with him, rather
than unceremoniously stuffed in this smelly sack.
Capricorn: Red assassin beetle (Haematoloecha rubescens)
Aquarius: Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)
Pisces: Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)
Tumblr’s probably making them blurry and awful, click to see them better. I had a lot of fun with these! It was a good chance to pull from all the cool bugs I’d seen already and draw them, and also to find some new ones.
You woke to
a world of agonizing fire, shouts you did not understand and strong hands
holding you down. Something was poured down your throat, but you spluttered it
back up rather than swallow, retching as the hands that had been holding your
down turned you on your side.
Well, it was close for a bit there, but CATERPILLAR ended up winning the “larva vs. adult” BotD battle. So here is an odd find (for me, anyway) - found this woolly bear caterpillar (Isabella tiger moth, Pyrrharctia isabella) chowing down on the underside of an old milkweed leaf the other night. Those annoying oleander aphids were all over the leaf, and you can see one on the cat as well.
The woolly worm (also spelled “wooly worm”) is actually a caterpillar
or the larvae of the Isabella tiger moth. The tiger moth belongs to the
arctiidae family, which has 11,000 species of moths around the world.
The tiger moth is a beautiful creature with bright colors such as
scarlet, yellow, orange, and white and rich hues ranging from black to
beige. Equally as bright and beautiful, the woolly worm may have a burnt
orange color in the middle and it may be black on both ends. Some
woolly worms, however, are completely black or completely brown.
In some parts of the world, it is believed that the severity of the
winter can be predicted by the intensity of the black on the Isabella
tiger moth’s larvae (caterpillar). In the American Northeast, it is
believed that if the woolly worm has more brown on its body than black,
it will be a fair winter. If the woolly worm has more black than brown,
the winter will be harsh.
The furry woolly worm can be spotted during the fall months in great
numbers inching along the ground. While you will notice them in great
numbers during the fall months, the woolly worm actually has two life
cycles, so they can also be found inching around in June and July.
Woolly worms may look small, but these dazzling creatures have 13
segments and three sets of legs. They have tiny eyes, but they make
their way around mostly by feeling around and touching. Once the
woolly worm has found its home for the winter, it will create a natural
organic antifreeze that protects the interior of its cells. Everything
else will freeze, but the woolly worm will still survive. The antifreeze
protects the creature in freezing temperatures that can dip as low as
–90 degrees Fahrenheit. The wooly worm is also protected by shelter. It
chooses its places to hide wisely. It crawls under logs, boulders,
boards, rocks, and other dark places. The woolly worm will remain in its
“frozen” state until May, when it will emerge as a brilliantly colored
moth. Prior to settling in for the winter, the woolly worm will survive
by eating a variety of plants such as cabbage, spinach, grass, and
clover. And to protect itself from predators, the woolly worm will curl
up into a ball, exposing only its bristles, which can be quite
irritating to the skin.
Also called the “woolly bear,” mostly in New England and the
Midwestern United States, the woolly worm has a pretty good weather
prediction rate. Scientists would prefer not to acknowledge it, but the
woolly worm has a 80-85% accuracy rate for predicting the weather. The
worm has held its record for accuracy for more than 20 years.
If you want to see the woolly worm in action, don’t seek them out at
night. Remember, worms are nocturnal for the most part, not
caterpillars. The woolly worm is very active during the day. It is not
uncommon to spot them in groups of hundreds, all of them with one common
goal – to find a place to hide.
Caring for Woolly Worms ( Woolly Worm “Baskets”, Cages, or Containers are available at the festival)
According to Greg Stack, University of Illinois Extension Educator in
Horticulture, “Woolly bear caterpillars overwinter as larva. In the
late summer and fall they tend to prefer to feed on either violets or
the weed called lambs quarter so what you can do is provide it with
those things to feed on. They then start to look for a place to spend
the winter. The other requirement in order for this caterpillar to turn
into a moth is cold. The cage that you have would be best if it were
covered with some type of metal screen instead of fabric netting. The
reason for this is that the cage with the caterpillar inside will need
to be buried in the ground next to the foundation of the house and then
covered with leaf litter. It needs to be left there over the winter and
if in a fabric covered cage rodents might get inside and eat the
caterpillar. You can think about burying the cage when the weather
starts to get cold. Leave the cage in the ground until about late April
or Mid May. Dig it up and there should be a pupa inside which will
transform into a 1-2 inch white colored moth.”
Ladybug’s family is all grown up now - and who would’ve guessed way back then that they would turn out to be, for the most part, TOTAL FLUFFBALLS?
I can only imagine that the dad was a Lionhead, because they aren’t getting those long luxurious manes from momma Ladybug. And who knows where Woolly Bear came from but she is just beautifully, insanely fluffy!
The two boys, Grasshopper and Bumblebee, have been transferred to the Toronto Humane Society to go up for adoption there. The mom and the three girls are staying at TAS South until they can be spayed and put up for adoption.
Momma Ladybug is the sweetest, most outgoing rabbit in the shelter, and she just loves people. Her daughter Cricket takes after her mom, while Woolly Bear and Junebug are both gentle, sweet girls but a little on the shyer side.
If you’d like to adopt an incredibly adorable and loving young rabbit, now’s the time!
All animals on this blog are at Toronto Animal Services South, a public shelter where I volunteer. For more information, just send an ask!