Here's a reconstruction of T-Rex that I quite like because its so fucking chunky. T-rex had a deep powerful chest, and enormous neck muscles. And based on skin impressions either mostly or entirely featherless.
But feathers are ancestral to the group like in Guanlong a small, late jurassic tyrannasaurid from before Tyrannasaurids had an open top predator niche to fill
both illustrations by the wonderful Gabriel Ugeuto https://twitter.com/SerpenIllus
Honestly I’m actually *good* at math.
I work out problems of space and volume really easily because I can mentally visualise it.
Same with addition using shapes drawn or in my head.
I don’t do very well at math when the aim is showing my working for no reason other then to prove I can follow orders. In what are v neurotipical favored ways of working out a problem.
I remeber as a kid I *loved* algebra. I loved the concept, playing with letters as values and meanings.
I utterly hated the joy sucking lessons that taught me to solve the equation *this* way. Often a way I found hard, difficult and unnatural to the simple ways I’d made up myself
‘A Mathematician’s Lament
by Paul Lockhart‘
“The first thing to understand is that mathematics is an art”
“Everyone knows that something is wrong. — The only people who understand what is going on are the ones most often blamed and least often heard: the students.
They say, “math class is stupid and boring,” and they are right.”
An amazing article, especially as someone who had always thought he hated math.
Character design thoughts (long) (the basics)
So, I was talking elsewhere to people about a character I've had for a very long time, one of my favorite character concepts yet one who I've not yet managed to really write out a world around.
Aditi, aka Aaron, is a two-bodied ferrets. He has two complete bodies, independent and not physically connected in any way. This led to some awkwardness growing up; until she was around four or five years old, her parents thought he was twins, and had been raising him as such. Multi-bodied individuals are not unheard of in this setting, but they're sufficiently uncommon that it just wasn't something Aditi's parents really considered a possibility at first.
Being raised as two people simultaneously had some effects on her mentality. For one, as he was raised simultaneously as a boy and as a girl (one of his bodies is afab, and the other amab), she manages to be genderqueer and nonbinary (bigender, specifically, both male and female at once, but emphatically not something in between or half-and-half) and yet also technically kind of cis at the same time.
This, incidentally, is why the pronouns are weird here. He uses both she/her and he/him semi-randomly intermixed. It's also why he has two names.
While she has one "male" body and one "female" body, she doesn't generally care that much about gendered presentation, and dresses both bodies from the same wardrobe. He does have an eye for fashion, making sure to look good, but she doesn't go out of his way to keep the masculine outfits on her masculine body--he can absolutely look fantastic in a dress whichever body wears it.
Aditi is technically still legally considered two people, mostly because she just can't be bothered to go through the whole process of getting that updated. It doesn't generally cause problems.
Realising yr frounting is like
‘Okay I want a turn I’m here’
‘...wait. Oh I’m here I guess that explains a lot’
The oldest known mammal species to evolve on Earth was a small shrew-like creature known as Juramaia sinensis which lived about 160 million years ago. Descended testicles are a mammalian trait thought to have been present in the earliest mammal species. So it's quite likely that anything 160 million years old is literally old as balls.
twitter link, injury fundraiser for someone else
boosting a fundraiser, a black trans woman who makes game videos that we like a lot got hit by a car
more payment options in her tweet:
Thoughts on finding bugs gross
I honestly wonder how much bug grossness is socially conditioned bc I’ve *never* had a fear response to bugs. Or a disgust response?
I get and respect being scared but sone ppl go too far into like...’these things are inherently bad’ when bugs are vital for the environment.
Especially when this is fuelled by a lack of knowledge and assumption all bugs are aggressively out to poison you.
Current icon by Citrusart!
a system but this is Plugs account mostly.
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