a decellularized “ghost” heart
aaaaaaaay extracellular matrix
How cool is it that when you take all the cells out of an organ it still looks like an organ?
I remember when I was in high school and still very confused about how tissues worked, because all anyone taught me was that we’re made up of piles of cells hung on bones. But that’s not how it is! Cells build themselves little hammocks of polymer and densely branched glycoproteins; we’re like onions, layers of membrane over tough rubbery collagen, huge protein scaffolds cradling slippery organs.
Bodies are not made of cells — bodies are made by cells.
^confused me so much in high school! They never mention it at all.
I am tired of being mocked by hypocrites who think that a single lazy counterexample is sufficient to debunk the fifteen detailed examples they demanded I produce before they’d even accept my point as a hypothetical, let alone valid, argument.
I am tired of a**holes who think that playing Devil’s advocate about an issue alien to their experience but of deep personal significance to their interlocutor makes them both intellectually superior and more rationally objective on the specious basis that being dispassionate is the same as being right (because if they can stay calm while savagely kicking your open wound, then clearly, you have no excuse for screaming).
Can I upload long now?NEVERMIND! … Looking after my moms cat .. this thing gets how to “USE” the litter box… but he doesn’t understand how to flush!!! I named himPungent Puss, my sister hates the name.
this is my exact cat
uuuughghghghg cat, CAT
WHY CAN’T YOU TOILET LIKE A NORMAL CAT
HAHAHAhahahahaa yes this is my cats!
team “i wore this yesterday but i’m going to a different place so it doesn’t matter”
team “I wore this yesterday but I wore it under a jacket so I can wear it again, no one will know”
team “I’m going to wear these jeans until I spill something noticeable on them”
team “How long have I been wearing this bra, oh well, it still smells fine”
This scene interests me on a lot of levels. (The most superficial being that I love seeing men terrified and crawling on the ground, so, win there)
But this scene is funny to me because Newt does the classic thing that people (mostly women) do in horror movies, where they break a heel or fall over or something when running from a monster, and instead of getting back up and sprinting, they do this. I think it’s always a ridiculous trope, because survival instincts take over in a situation like this and really you’d get up and sprint. But what if there’s a reason for it here?
In the novelization, it’s explicit when Newt meets Otachi that he’s still ghost-drifting with her, still partially thinking with/for/like her. What if the same thing is going on here? What if the reason he doesn’t even appear to trip so much as throw himself down onto the ground and then crawl around like this is because that’s how Baby Otachi moves? You’ll notice in that first gif that Newt goes down at exactly the same time as Baby Otachi does, and then his crawling on all fours closely echoes what the kaiju is doing behind him.
When he turns over in the final gif, it’s like an assertion of some part of him through the foreign impulses in his brain—he may be down and crawling like the monster, but he’s at least going to look at it and see that it’s not him.
Ah, what a futile attempt at being creative. Seems everyone else had the same stupid idea. Also, if you must do this, at least get signs with better typography.
I really, really loathe this sign.
They’d been seeing each other for a few months, but it felt like he’d known her all his life. John had never believed in soul mates before, but everything just felt so right with Kate, that he was beginning to think she might be the One. Late one night, as he kissed her goodnight on her doorstop, she put a hand against his chest, looked him in the eye, and said “You’ve stolen my heart.”
"Aw babe, that’s so sweet," he said. "I feel the exact same - "
She cut him off. “No,” she said harshly. Her gaze was cold and steady, and her fingernails were digging into his chest. “You’ve taken something that is precious to me, something that can never be returned. And I will have my revenge.” She flew straight up into the air, turned into a monstrous dragon, and disappeared into the night sky.
He woke up in a cold sweat. It had only been a dream. Or had it? Something didn’t feel quite right, but he couldn’t figure it out. He showered and dressed for work, at the law office that bore his name. Only when he arrived, his name wasn’t there. “Hey Nancy, what happened to the sign?” he asked his receptionist.
"I’m sorry, who are you?" she said.
"Funny joke. I’m John!" he said.
"John who?" she said.
"What do you mean John who? I’m John…"
He couldn’t for the life of him remember his last name.
"Uh, I’m not feeling too well today," he told Nancy. "I’m taking the day off."
She just looked at him oddly as he walked out the door.
Outside the building, he took a few shallow, panicked breaths. He took out his driver’s license and looked at the name on it.
All it said was “John.” There was no last name at all.
He decided to call his father.
"Dad, something weird is happening," he said when his father picked up.
"Who is this?" his father said.
"It’s John, dad."
"I’m your son! I have the same last name as you do!" John was almost in tears.
"I have no son," the old man said in a hollow voice. "I have no last name. And neither do you. You shall have no sons or daughters to carry on your name. Your name and deeds are blotted from the books of history, forever."
The phone clicked.
OH MY GOD IT GOT SO GOOD
what really grinds my gears about the argument that POC people can’t be in a movie/novel/game because it’s not “historically accurate”
is the fact that white actors/characters/portrayals have invaded settings where it doesn’t make sense for them to be (see: every painting of Jesus Christ ever) and nobody seems to have a problem with that
there’s a movie coming out next year, its a “”“”gritty reboot”“”” of the story of noah’s ark, and guess who’s playing noah?
did you guess russel crowe, a forty-something white man? just a reminder that the bible was written in the middle east, way before anything even remotely resembling a trade route to europe existed. it does not make sense for a white actor to be playing this part.
it’s not historically accurate, but nobody cares.
and yet there is a massive uproar every time somebody suggests that the media should have more POC characters in fantasy/science fiction/”historical” movies. tell me that’s not racist.
Fixing Brave would have taken literally no effort and not even compromised their marketing though
ONE OF THE RIVAL CLANS IS BROWN
MERIDA STILL DOESN’T MARRY ANYBODY
EVERYTHING IS THE SAME EXCEPT THE RACIAL DEMOGRAPHICS ARE NOW AT LEAST SLIGHTLY MORE REALISTIC THAN THE MAGIC BEARS
is there a particular reason you would rather pull out your fingernails than acknowledge brown people or
GREASERLOCK DONOVAN (and Anderson and Lestrade) BECAUSE I WANTED TO DRAW HER AS A BADASS LIKE SHE IS AND IT JUST KIND OF EVOLVED their gang is called The Yard has anyone done this already
For Let’s Draw Sherlock’s Sally Challenge, squeakin in at the last minute~
I still haven’t drawn the Lock part of Greaserlock but hayhay forgive me plz