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I have pet cockroaches, read old cookbooks, and listen to way too much Boards of Canada.

I maintain Fuck Yeah LSD: Dream Emulator and Lovely Sweet Grey Man.

Sometimes I make things. I blog about them at Phosphate Butter.

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Jul 31 '14
ewilloughby:

Changyuraptor yangi is a newly-described microraptorine dromaeosaur dinosaur from the early Cretaceous (Yixian formation) of Liaoning, China.
The animal would have been around 4 feet long in life, and its fossil shows that it was covered in feathers — including, as in its smaller cousin Microraptor, a pair of “leg wings” represented by long paired pennaceous feathers on the metatarsals and tibiotarsus. One of Changyuraptor's most unique features is its voluminous tail feathers, and these feathers constitute the longest of any known non-avian dinosaur, with the most distal retrices reaching around 30 cm in length.
Changyuraptor is also by far the largest “four-winged” dinosaur known, and while this might not be as big of a deal as it sounds (given that there aren’t very many “four-winged” dinosaurs), it does show that small size wasn’t necessarily the gatekeeper to certain volant adaptations. I personally doubt that this animal was doing anything approaching powered flight, but the long tail feathers and multiple sets of long, well-developed lifting surfaces may have been a boon to gliding and controlled descent. The exceptionally long tail feathers therefore might have been used as a sort of “pitch control” device, wherein a large, relatively heavy animal would have needed especially fine-tuned control over rapid falls onto prey or in safe landings from higher ground. As Buzz Lightyear would say, “This isn’t flying, it’s falling with style!”
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Gouache paint on A3-size hot-pressed illustration board, approx. 5-6 hours.
Gang Han et al. 2014. “A new raptorial dinosaur with exceptionally long feathering provides insights into dromaeosaurid flight performance”. Nature Communications. 5: 4382.

ewilloughby:

Changyuraptor yangi is a newly-described microraptorine dromaeosaur dinosaur from the early Cretaceous (Yixian formation) of Liaoning, China.

The animal would have been around 4 feet long in life, and its fossil shows that it was covered in feathers — including, as in its smaller cousin Microraptor, a pair of “leg wings” represented by long paired pennaceous feathers on the metatarsals and tibiotarsus. One of Changyuraptor's most unique features is its voluminous tail feathers, and these feathers constitute the longest of any known non-avian dinosaur, with the most distal retrices reaching around 30 cm in length.

Changyuraptor is also by far the largest “four-winged” dinosaur known, and while this might not be as big of a deal as it sounds (given that there aren’t very many “four-winged” dinosaurs), it does show that small size wasn’t necessarily the gatekeeper to certain volant adaptations. I personally doubt that this animal was doing anything approaching powered flight, but the long tail feathers and multiple sets of long, well-developed lifting surfaces may have been a boon to gliding and controlled descent. The exceptionally long tail feathers therefore might have been used as a sort of “pitch control” device, wherein a large, relatively heavy animal would have needed especially fine-tuned control over rapid falls onto prey or in safe landings from higher ground. As Buzz Lightyear would say, “This isn’t flying, it’s falling with style!”

Gouache paint on A3-size hot-pressed illustration board, approx. 5-6 hours.

Gang Han et al. 2014. “A new raptorial dinosaur with exceptionally long feathering provides insights into dromaeosaurid flight performance”. Nature Communications. 5: 4382.

Jul 31 '14
sirobvious:

arrow-to-the-nii:

nohnoelle:

How To Train Your Humans

Give me a goddamn cup of coffee you shitty sunnuva fuckbasket.

$25

sirobvious:

arrow-to-the-nii:

nohnoelle:

How To Train Your Humans

Give me a goddamn cup of coffee you shitty sunnuva fuckbasket.

$25

(Source: epic-humor)

Jul 31 '14

Creepy vacant lot revisited

textless:

Late last year, I put up some pictures of a creepy vacant lot near town that’s full of deer and other animal bones.  My best guess at the time was that it was where road crews brought road killed animals.  The field is on state land, near the administrative offices of Colorado Parks & Wildlife.  But the way the bones were scattered over many acres didn’t seem to fit.

On the fourth of July, thinking to avoid crowds of outdoorsy tourists, we headed back to the creepy lot.  Sure enough, we had the place to ourselves.  So we followed a little track we hadn’t noticed before, and found the answer.

The pictures that follow aren’t just bones, and aren’t suitable for most people.  But if you want to see them…

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Jul 31 '14

geardrops:

ultracheese:

whostuck-beevee:

There are a bunch of human shaped gates in the middle of Times Square….and people are trying to fit themselves in them…..holy shit…..

The Enigma of Times Square Fault.

drr…drr..drr….

Jul 31 '14
batmananimated:

Sadly, it has seen better days…

batmananimated:

Sadly, it has seen better days…

Jul 31 '14
quinnidae:

Some more animals sketches for my weird animal alphabet. Marmoset through springhare.
Over the past week, I moved from Marina, California to Fort Collins, Colorado for internships with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and ECOS Communications. It has been a hectic transition, but I am finally settling in and looking forward to starting work! Should have some new stuff up soon.

quinnidae:

Some more animals sketches for my weird animal alphabet. Marmoset through springhare.

Over the past week, I moved from Marina, California to Fort Collins, Colorado for internships with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and ECOS Communications. It has been a hectic transition, but I am finally settling in and looking forward to starting work! Should have some new stuff up soon.

Jul 31 '14

slayboybunny:

heres a fun fact that shows a lot about me: im pretty allergic to bananas but didn’t know it at all growing up until one day when i was like 17 i was like “man, i love bananas. theyre always so tangy and make ur mouth all tingly” and my friend was like “thats. definitley not what a banana is supposed to be like” one doctors trip later, turns out im fucking allergic to bananas.  

Jul 31 '14

(Source: brainalize)

Jul 31 '14

tastefullyoffensive:

Smart phones are making us antisocial. [x]

Jul 31 '14

uwu:

when you’re in a restaurant and have your food, and the waiter comes to see if “everything’s alright” and you’re just

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