Ralph McQuarrie - Sci-fi novels cover art details
I like birds.
NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.
NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE. LIVE.
URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.
<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>
NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN
EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE
PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA
NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA
REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT
PRETEND IT’S 2BYA
NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE.
FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT.
PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.
STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA
NO “MATTER”. EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.
THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.
TIME DOES NOT EXIST.
Schrödinger opens the box and nothing changes.
The cat lacks vital signs (no heartbeat, no breathing, no brain function): the cat is dead.
The cat exhibits continued animation (blinking, walking, nudging his hand with its little head): the cat is alive.
Schrödinger is afraid.
That has not changed, either.
What the hell?
Niggas out here trappin women
Then wonder how your ass got burned
what the fuck…
I’ve had a dude do that before. that shit is terrifying. Dude went across the room like he typically would to get one. Came back and I didn’t know that he didn’t have one until he pulled out.
I FLIPPED. Cried all the way home. Cried for days. Got tested. Bought the morning after pill. Seriously, fuck dudes that do this. There should be laws against it.
There ARE laws against this. It’s called rape by deception or fraudulent rape and basically, it’s anytime the conditions of your consent are compromised. In a situation like this, you consented to protected sex. By having sex in a way you did not consent to, a crime WAS committed and he could be charged if any physical effects like pregnancy or STD occurred. Remember, ANY SEXUAL ACTIVITY YOU DON’T CONSENT TO IS RAPE.
If a guy does this, it’s rape. Call the cops. Ruin his life since he has no problem risking yours. Make him fucking learn. Rapists belong in jail. Rape by deception is rape, not a funny “meme”.
This is incredibly important for everyone to see!! EVERYONE
yes YOU NEED THIS ON YOUR DASH EVERYONE
hell yeah todays a bird night lets talk about birds
one of my favorite birds, besides pigeons and that bride of frankenstein duck and the bird that collects blue things and Very Small Birds of Prey is the hoatzin
this bird lives in the amazon rainforest, and is about the size of a small pheasant. now im all for this bird just based on its 80s glam rocker down on their luck looks, but its also got a few other things going for it, like how its the only species of bird that subsists entirely on leaves. just leaves and occasionally fruit, all day and nothing else
their digestive systems have adapted to this diet with a larger, ridged crop used to break down the plant materials , AND as a side effect they tend to smell like cow manure or rotting hay, earning them the nickname stinkbird. nothing really wants to eat something called stinkbird - the biggest thing these guys have to worry about is deforestation (which admittedly is a pretty big thing)
the adaptions theyve made in order to eat all these leaves though has left them pretty poor flyers, and since the leaves they consume take a long time to digest, almost 80 percent of their day is spent being a huge smelly lump in a tree, hanging out with up to 30 other bright smelly lumps and calling out periodically with hisses, whistles, screeches, and shrieks
now whats REALLY GREAT about these birds is that their chicks, awkward gangly balls of grey fluff that spend most of their early lives climbing trees, are born with claws at the end of their wings
the claws fall off after about three months, and are used in aiding the little thing in hoisting itself up after jumping into a river to escape a predator (because theyre actually pretty good swimmers, go figure), or just getting getting itself stable on a branch, but CLAW WINGS
now this and a lot of other factors have made the hoatzin extremely difficult to class in relation to other birds - its been suggested that theyre closest relatives are doves and cuckoos, but several attempts at dna sequencing have suggested otherwise, and its still up in the air. as a result its become the only member of the genus opisthocomus, (which is actually really greek for “wearing long hair behind”)
so who knows whats up with this bird ! the hoatzin sure doesnt care. all it wants is to sit around and eat with its bird buds, a philosophy i agree with greatly