anxiouswren:

dailybirdbeast:

Andean cock-of-the-rock.

A generalized maniraptor with male Andean cock-of-the-rock plumage. I did not research maniraptor anatomy exhaustively, but I did try to keep the gist correct (clappers not slappers, approximate ratios of body parts, etc.). Please do not take this to be in any way a scientifically accurate reconstruction, is my point—I wanted to paint a maniraptor with a poofy face.This is the most recent post from a little side project I am working on to 1) improve my digital painting skills/speed 2) exercise a little creativity and 3) keep me sane when I am not at work.  The great majority of the Birdbeasts are not scientific in any way shape or form, but if there happens to be some overlap in my followers between people who like birds and people who like fantasy stuff, this blog may be of interest: www.dailybirdbeast.tumblr.com. Feel free, if you are interested, to submit asks with birds you would like to see beasted! :)

Eeee one of my favorite birds as a dinosaur!

anxiouswren:

dailybirdbeast:

Andean cock-of-the-rock.

A generalized maniraptor with male Andean cock-of-the-rock plumage. I did not research maniraptor anatomy exhaustively, but I did try to keep the gist correct (clappers not slappers, approximate ratios of body parts, etc.). Please do not take this to be in any way a scientifically accurate reconstruction, is my point—I wanted to paint a maniraptor with a poofy face.

This is the most recent post from a little side project I am working on to 1) improve my digital painting skills/speed 2) exercise a little creativity and 3) keep me sane when I am not at work.  The great majority of the Birdbeasts are not scientific in any way shape or form, but if there happens to be some overlap in my followers between people who like birds and people who like fantasy stuff, this blog may be of interest: www.dailybirdbeast.tumblr.com. Feel free, if you are interested, to submit asks with birds you would like to see beasted! :)

Eeee one of my favorite birds as a dinosaur!

becausebirds:

House Finch family made a home on top of a cool ship wind chime. photos via imgur

I want birds to live around my home!  When I have one, I will decorate and plant it to entice all the birds.

realfursuits:

Maker - Crystumes

One fine eagle mask!

realfursuits:

Maker - Crystumes

One fine eagle mask!

artbymoga:

onefitmodel:

rootandrock:

timeofthedecade:

bigdaddyg-wil:

this guy pulled out his dick in front of like 5 billion feminist protestors holy shit

Some context for the idiots claiming the women are overreacting:
This occurred at a Slut Walk. For those not familiar with it, the Slut Walk is basically a peaceful protest seeking to eliminate the rape apologism so prevalent in society. The basis is that no woman is “asking for it,” with “it” being rape. It’s not a feminist protest; it’s a human rights protest.
Many of the protesters, as you can probably imagine, have dealt with sexual harassment or rape in their own lives. Many of them have structured their daily activities to avoid being raped. The gathering is supposed to be a place for them to feel empowered and able to recover in the company of those who understand what they’ve been through or who will not blame them.
Nobody at a Slut Walk will tell a survivor that it’s her fault. They will not ask what she was wearing to provoke her attacker. Nobody will say she had too much to drink. Nobody will tell the men in the group that they are inherently rapists themselves, and nobody will tell a male survivor that his experience “wasn’t really rape.”
Then, this fellow comes along. He sees this gathering of survivors and their supporters, and to him, it’s a joke. He sees feminazis. He sees girls who are taking “a bit of fun” too seriously. And what does he do? He exposes himself to this group of survivors and supporters - some of whom are, in fact, underage.
He sexually harasses literally hundreds of women in one act. Aside from public indecency, there was cruel intent in his actions. He wanted to make them uncomfortable. He wanted to “put them in their place.” Other photos from this event show him flipping the protesters off and laughing at their anger.
And there are still people defending his actions. There are those who still feel like these women were asking for itand that they deserved to be harassed for trying to claim they weren’t. There are those who feel that women should be taught a lesson this way, and they applaud this man’s actions.
So no, he didn’t pull out his dick in front of feminist protesters. He harassed dozens - if not hundreds - of rape survivors. The reaction to his actions alone outline the purpose of the Slut Walk.
For those of you still doubting whether what he did was wrong (and I do wonder if there’s something wrong with you, if you have doubts), let me give you an analogous situation. Imagine a gathering of black civil rights activists. Imagine Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and all their colleagues gathered together to demonstrate that being black did not make them lesser people. That being black and living in the South did not mean they were “asking” to be the target of hate crimes.
And at this gathering, a white man decides he should teach them a lesson by pointedly hanging a noose from the nearest tree and laughing at their anger. And other white men, laughing along with him, commend him for taking these activists down a peg.
That’s what happened here. It’s not an “OMG, I can’t believe he did that!” moment. It’s an “OMG, there are people who think this is okay” moment. And the fact is, it’s not. It never will be. And that’s the take home message of this ridiculous rant I’ve written up.

And this is why we still need feminism.

this made me cry holy shit

That was hands down one of the most well-written and beautiful responses I have had the pleasure to read. Thank you

artbymoga:

onefitmodel:

rootandrock:

timeofthedecade:

bigdaddyg-wil:

this guy pulled out his dick in front of like 5 billion feminist protestors holy shit

Some context for the idiots claiming the women are overreacting:

This occurred at a Slut Walk. For those not familiar with it, the Slut Walk is basically a peaceful protest seeking to eliminate the rape apologism so prevalent in society. The basis is that no woman is “asking for it,” with “it” being rape. It’s not a feminist protest; it’s a human rights protest.

Many of the protesters, as you can probably imagine, have dealt with sexual harassment or rape in their own lives. Many of them have structured their daily activities to avoid being raped. The gathering is supposed to be a place for them to feel empowered and able to recover in the company of those who understand what they’ve been through or who will not blame them.

Nobody at a Slut Walk will tell a survivor that it’s her fault. They will not ask what she was wearing to provoke her attacker. Nobody will say she had too much to drink. Nobody will tell the men in the group that they are inherently rapists themselves, and nobody will tell a male survivor that his experience “wasn’t really rape.”

Then, this fellow comes along. He sees this gathering of survivors and their supporters, and to him, it’s a joke. He sees feminazis. He sees girls who are taking “a bit of fun” too seriously. And what does he do? He exposes himself to this group of survivors and supporters - some of whom are, in fact, underage.

He sexually harasses literally hundreds of women in one act. Aside from public indecency, there was cruel intent in his actions. He wanted to make them uncomfortable. He wanted to “put them in their place.” Other photos from this event show him flipping the protesters off and laughing at their anger.

And there are still people defending his actions. There are those who still feel like these women were asking for itand that they deserved to be harassed for trying to claim they weren’t. There are those who feel that women should be taught a lesson this way, and they applaud this man’s actions.

So no, he didn’t pull out his dick in front of feminist protesters. He harassed dozens - if not hundreds - of rape survivors. The reaction to his actions alone outline the purpose of the Slut Walk.

For those of you still doubting whether what he did was wrong (and I do wonder if there’s something wrong with you, if you have doubts), let me give you an analogous situation. Imagine a gathering of black civil rights activists. Imagine Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and all their colleagues gathered together to demonstrate that being black did not make them lesser people. That being black and living in the South did not mean they were “asking” to be the target of hate crimes.

And at this gathering, a white man decides he should teach them a lesson by pointedly hanging a noose from the nearest tree and laughing at their anger. And other white men, laughing along with him, commend him for taking these activists down a peg.

That’s what happened here. It’s not an “OMG, I can’t believe he did that!” moment. It’s an “OMG, there are people who think this is okay” moment. And the fact is, it’s not. It never will be. And that’s the take home message of this ridiculous rant I’ve written up.

And this is why we still need feminism.

this made me cry holy shit

That was hands down one of the most well-written and beautiful responses I have had the pleasure to read. Thank you

Don’t mess with birds.

Don’t mess with birds.

artandsciencejournal:

Wear Your Chromosomes: Jewelry Collection Made from 3D Prints of Microscopy Data

The X and Y-chromosomes found in humans are now wearable. Electron microscopist, Louise Hughes, has created a jewelry collection designed to mirror the look and shape of human chromosomes. Hughes designs every piece from microscopy data and produces it using 3D printing technology. Having already used the structures of organisms to create other jewelry pieces, Hughes felt she could not leave out the essential DNA and chromosomes. The 46 chromosomes found in our cells have never before been so beautifully displayed and worn.

As humans the genes in our DNA, as well as our environment, come to define us. When cells divide, chromosomes compress and form distinct shapes. Those shapes are what inspire the jewelry pieces made by Hughes. Male chromosomes, X and Y, female chromosomes, X and X and the triplet 21st chromosome that causes Down’s syndrome are all replicated in the human chromosome jewelry line. From rings and pendants, to earrings and cufflinks, the stainless steel, bronze, and silver pieces are available in both, karyotpye 1 or 2 structural designs. It has been said that art imitates life and with the human chromosome jewelry designs by Louise Hughes, art is literally replicates life.

Explore the Human Chromosome Jewelry Collection by Louise Hudges on Kickstarter. 

- Lee Jones

They look like they might be uncomfortable to wear, but I do love the idea and imagery.

universalequalityisinevitable:

Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.

geekfusion:

Strange women distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!

becausebirds:

Happy Chicken Appreciation Day!

becausebirds:

Happy Chicken Appreciation Day!

becausebirds:

Hoopoe!

jonwoodbury:

More of this awesome #Mistborn #cosplay with Kannon Servoss. #5DmkIII #latergram #fantasy #scifi #comiccon @slcomiccon #cosplayphotographer  The books are by Brandon Sanderson.

jonwoodbury:

More of this awesome #Mistborn #cosplay with Kannon Servoss.
#5DmkIII #latergram #fantasy #scifi #comiccon @slcomiccon #cosplayphotographer
The books are by Brandon Sanderson.

Let’s play in the snow and hold beaks.

Let’s play in the snow and hold beaks.