Actors playing each other’s characters = basically a delight always.

cimness:

theserpentthattempts:

drkarayua:

frozenplanet:

The marine iguana is an iguana located only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to live and forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The iguana can dive over 30 ft into the water.

category 1 kaiju

That is a fucking terrifying Sea Godzilla. 

Except they only get from 2-3’ and in spite of being able to dive deep in the water, they eat algae and seaweed, not animals, let alone people.

And also they’re fucking adorable.

So errr, probably not best to meet up this weekend, then?

Ha I don’t even know. Could be fine by then! Could be optimal joyful/bleak television watching weather, no floods at all.

Tags: toujoursgai

Ahaha oh my god the continuing saga of my flat.

This morning I had no hot water, and apparently this was a benign early warning sign, because I got home to find the entire building had flooded while I was out. The apartments at the top got it worst, and by the time it hit mine it was just a pool of water in the hallway and an enormous soaked section in the middle of my bedroom, miraculously failing to ruin any of my stuff.

Except that it also got the electrical wiring in the ceiling. The bedroom light doesn’t turn on and I cannot turn the hall light off because if I do it flashes. Continuously. There sure is nothing more reassuring than a water-damaged circuit breaker.

I’m sitting here listening to the musical plinking of water dripping from the light fitting in the ceiling into a bucket.

socimages:

Cuteness inspired aggression is widespread.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
Don’t you want to pinch it and squeeze it and bite its little face off!?
You’re not alone.
Rebecca Dyer and Oriana Aragon, graduate students in psychology, brought subjects into a lab, handed them a fresh sheet of bubble wrap, and exposed them to cute, funny, and neutral pictures of animals.  Those who saw the cute ones popped significantly more bubbles than the others.
Cute things make us aggressive!  It’s why we say things like: “I just wanna eat you up!” and why we have to restrain ourselves from giving our pets an uncomfortably tight hug.
Which one do you want to hurt the most!?

An aggressive response to cuteness, it appears, it “completely normal.”
The authors suggest that humans non-consciously balance extreme emotions with one from the other side of the spectrum to try to maintain some control and balance.  This, Aragon explains at her website, may be why we cry when we’re really happy and laugh at funerals.
In the meantime, if this makes you want to inflict some serious squishing, know that you’re in good company.

All pictures from Cute Overload.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

socimages:

Cuteness inspired aggression is widespread.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

Don’t you want to pinch it and squeeze it and bite its little face off!?

You’re not alone.

Rebecca Dyer and Oriana Aragon, graduate students in psychology, brought subjects into a lab, handed them a fresh sheet of bubble wrap, and exposed them to cute, funny, and neutral pictures of animals.  Those who saw the cute ones popped significantly more bubbles than the others.

Cute things make us aggressive!  It’s why we say things like: “I just wanna eat you up!” and why we have to restrain ourselves from giving our pets an uncomfortably tight hug.

Which one do you want to hurt the most!?

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An aggressive response to cuteness, it appears, it “completely normal.”

The authors suggest that humans non-consciously balance extreme emotions with one from the other side of the spectrum to try to maintain some control and balance.  This, Aragon explains at her website, may be why we cry when we’re really happy and laugh at funerals.

In the meantime, if this makes you want to inflict some serious squishing, know that you’re in good company.

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All pictures from Cute Overload.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

lawebloca:

Tennis Player Grabs Chair to Hug 6’11” Opponent After Match [video]

lawebloca:

Tennis Player Grabs Chair to Hug 6’11” Opponent After Match [video]

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sirensongfashion:

Rinko Kikuchi by Jumbo Tsui for Jalouse China December 2013

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firenren said: Akiko and her motorcycle for the collaring thing

kratosaurioned:

The sad thing is, Akiko is right.

No-one even bats an eyelash at him wearing a collar. They all see the bike leathers and they’re like, “Well of course Terui Ryuu would wear a collar. Of course he would.”

It’s mortifying.

In fact, the only person who says anything is Hidari Shoutarou, and even then, he just makes a dying noise and collapses to the floor and refuses to talk to Ryuu until he’s taken that collar off.

"I can’t," Ryuu says, through gritted teeth. "Chief won’t let me."

The first night after Philip’s return, Shotaro doesn’t sleep at all.

This is my one hundredth work at AO3, apparently! It is deeply appropriate that it should be about soulbonded detective partner superheroes.

rainbowthinker:

woodelf68:

mostlycatsmostly:

This was a crazy pigeon that was pestering a cat, but I want to believe there are flying cats in Russia.

(via Barselonna) On a side note, you suck at cat, cat.

The cool thing is that in the first photo, the wings not only match in colour, but look as if they’re be the perfect size for a winged cat.

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