how do boys look good without makeup
Because society hasn’t told boys they look bad without it
I think I needed tonight to remind me that there are people in my life that care, and that there are more people in my life than when I moved here 2 years ago.
If anyone would like to take me to the chemist to get my mood stabilisers is be pretty grateful. Thought I had one left. I was incorrect.
Self-taught Alaskan sculptor Lee Cross, known professionally as Wood Splitter Lee, creates incredible one of a kind fantasy creatures that are so remarkably lifelike they verge on creepy, which is just one of the things that makes them so awesome. All of Lee’s creatures are completely made by hand without the use of and patterns, molds or casts. Their bodies contain articulated skeletons wrapped with stuffing, making them very soft to handle and fully posable. They’re decorated with carefully hand-applied synthetic fur and paint. As you can see from these photos, some of Lee’s creatures are more fantastic in nature than others, but they’re all amazing to behold.
Lee’s creatures are available for purchase through weekly Auction Adoptions held on eBay.
To check out more of her phenomenal handmade creatures, visit Wood Splitter Lee’s DeviantArt gallery.
lmao I have a body pillow too, and I really want a second one. Basically I’m thinking four normal pillows at the top and a body pillow on either side, creating a sort of tomb of pillows haha.I have 7 at this moment, but one is a body pillow so I guess it could count as 8. Totally worth it. It looks silly but I love it!I also kinda want two of those big square european pillows but I’m not sure how they would figure into my tomb of fluff just yet…
I have two huge European pillows. They go under my knees for excellent spine posture/correct pelvis placement. I am a huge fan of the pillow tomb. I think I need a body pillow though.
I realised that all my posts were about carnivores so this time I thought I would switch it up a bit. I bring you another comparative anatomy post, this time with two extant animals, the domestic pig and the peccary. Although the two animals are superficially similar externally, they are very different animals and this is reflected by how different these two skulls are. I will be focusing on the differences in cranial anatomy, largely due to not having access to full skeletons of either. The peccary skull on the left is a specimen from the Museum of South Australia, and the pig skull is a specimen that my girlfriend and I prepared after buying it from the local butchers. The pen is roughly 15cm.
The first thing to note is the overall shape of the skull, the pig skull is much more elongate than the peccary’s, and at least when it comes to skulls this is a defining feature that makes it simple to distinguish the two. There is a dramatic narrowing of the pig’s skull at the rostrum, while the peccary’s skull has a more consistent width, although there is a gentle tapering. The pig’s posterior skull is notably more expanded, with a larger brain cavity. The expanded posterior surface at the back of the skull is an indication of strong neck muscles, which is consistent with the charging and rutting behaviour of pigs. The peccary has a much more defined sagittal crest, although still nor particularly well developed. The posterior of the pig’s mandible seems to be more expansive than the peccary’s, perhaps suggesting a larger masseter muscle. This said the peccary’s zygomatic arch extends further anteriorly than the pig’s, providing larger attachment area for the masseter. Interestingly this increase in the length of attachment area could change the masseter’s average direction of force (vector). This could imply a slight difference in feeding mechanics between the two families.
The dentitions of the two are wildly different. I should note that in the pig skull several teeth were missing (sorry it was out first time preparing a skull), a posterior incisor in both upper and lower jaws, as well as all the canines. The canines were very small, and barely noticeable, although they did point anteriorly. An upper premolar is also missing in the peccary skull. The most notable feature of the peccary skull is the very large tusk like canines. Notice how they fit together very closely? Because of this they self-sharpen by constantly rubbing against each other, and I can say first hand they were still very sharp. Both male and female peccary’s have these tusks, but unlike in pigs they do not protrude from the mouth. Pigs also develop large tusk like canines, mostly much larger than peccary tusks. They however grow more outwards and curl strongly, unlike the quite straight peccary tusks. In most pigs only the males grow large tusks, which leads me to believe the pig we obtained was female (although the small canines could be because of domestication). Peccary’s have more lower incisors, having three in each of their dentaries. The incisors of the peccary are noticeably more robust and protrude far more. The peccary’s molars and premolars seem to have higher and more defined cusps. All of these indicate that the peccary may have evolved to eat tougher or more abrasive foods such as roots, tubers, or grasses, whilst pigs were perhaps more generalist.
Evolutionarily speaking pigs and peccary’s separated a very long time ago, the earliest peccary skeletons are found around 30 million years ago. The similarities between the two groups are likely due to convergent evolution due to them filling similar ecological niches.
Good god. I am so unwell. Everything is hilarious.