The intersection of Taking-Media-Way-Too-Seriously Ave. and Not-Taking-It-Seriously-At-All Rd.
I real question is why is there such an intense fandom for Professor Snape when we could all be celebrating PROFESSOR MCGONAGALL.
Holy cow - I just watched the first two (of three) episodes of The Bletchley Circle and it was incredible. There seems to be plenty of people who watch it here on tumblr, but I hadn’t heard anything about it from my corner of the blogosphere. So, I’ve decided to take it upon myself to introduce it (or reintroduce it because I’m oblivious):
Watch The Bletchley Circle. It’s a feminist period drama (just after WWII) murder-mystery featuring 4 brilliant women that is poignant, engaging and it will have you on the edge of your seat.
Also, apparently it’s getting a second season!
So I couldn’t sleep last night so I tried to decipher the cuneiform tablet translation. Why? I don’t know, but this is apparently what I do. Unfortunately, my efforts yielded very little. I’m working under the assumption that it’s written in Sumarian Cuneiform because it seems to use the most logograms of the cuneiform languages (the rest are primarily syllabic) and, judging by the number of characters and the spacing, I would assume those are words, not syllables.
The word “bird” and possibly some variation of “heart” appear on the page.
I used these sites and a lot of Wikipedia (quality research, guys): http://psd.museum.upenn.edu/epsd1/nepsd-frame.html, http://www.omniglot.com/writing/sumerian.html
(It should also be noted that I have not yet watched the episode, was unaware that it was known to the characters that the script in question was cuneiform, and I’m probably still missing important information. Whatever. It was 3 am.)
I’d just like to point out that Sakizuki served as a reminder to all the Hannibal fans who, over the hiatus (I mean he-ate-us), forgot that it wasn’t all pretty cinematography and cannibalism jokes, and that it was often genuinely horrifying.
(Because I definitely did…)
Scales are keratin formations of the epidermis
Scutes are keratin formations of the dermis. Unlike scales, scutes don’t overlap. Scutes also shed piece by piece, not all at once like snake or lizard scales.
Look at those facial scutes!
Dermal scutes are also found in bird feet and some mammals, like the Armadillo
Mammals with Scales:
Pangolins have large keratin scales, these resulted from convergent evolution not from reptilian ancestry.
The musky rat-kangaroo, a marsupial, has true scales on it’s feet and tail.
I stand up for Archie comics a lot because they’re what got me into comics. I realize that there are some not so cool things in them, and I totally will listen to valid criticism, but most of the people “criticizing” are just nerd boys who say they’re not real comics because they’re marketed towards girls. I’m like:
Wait, in what twisted mindset are Archie comics supposed to be “for girls”?
Hell, they have a series out that’s not even for kids!
I mean, there is some heavy stuff in here. Archie comics are literally demanding to be taken seriously.
(Fyi, the “heavy stuff” link is sad!)