this is the most beautiful and amazing thing i have ever read in my entire life and it makes me so so happy
this horse ate my icecream
DOLL COULD BE A TYRANNOSAURUS
YOU GUYS DONT UNDERSTAND JUST IMAGINE IT
THIS IS BETTER
The marine eels and other members of the superorder Elopomorpha have a leptocephalus larval stage, which are flat and transparent. This group is quite diverse, containing 801 species in 24 orders, 24 families and 156 genera (super diverse).
Leptocephali have compressed bodies that contain jelly-like substances on the inside, with a thin layer of muscle with visible myomeres on the outside, a simple tube as a gut, dorsal and anal fins, but they lack pelvic fins. They also don’t have any red blood cells (most likely is respiration by passive diffusion), which they only begin produce when the change into the juvenile glass eel stage. Appears to feed on marine snow, tiny free-floating particles in the ocean.
This large size leptocephalus must be a species of Muraenidae (moray eels), and probably the larva of a long thin ribbon eel, which is metamorphosing, and is entering shallow water to finish metamorphosis into a young eel, in Bali, Indonesia.
Is it just me or does he look REALLY excited about where ever (s)he’s going?
i just looked at the face and now this post is million times better
These have been popping out all over the place between the commissions. It’s how I keep that tiny shred of sanity I have left!
Let’s see. We’ve got even more pallanoph anatomy studies, not much has changed as of this moment, but I’ve been trying out other directions elsewhere that I will share later. This build suits them well for the time being, and it’s been hard to alter it without sacrificing something important. At least you finally have a peek at the skull! I used bear, lion, and hyena as reference. (And took some artistic liberty, I’m afraid.)
I still have unfamiliarized folks (no one I know, of course) confusing them for dogs, so Tjardek is here with a special message: Open your peepers, look again! It’s like calling a hyena a dog, and I really don’t like seeing things get miscategorized. (It’s one of my more unusual pet peeves, actually, one I’ve been fighting to get over for years.) I’m still working to make a master post for pallanophs which will describe their anatomy in greater detail.
At the bottom, a sketch that can more or less summarize the first half of my novel. Nharath tries to avoid Adelaide’s accusatory eye lasers while looking like Jack Nicholson, and a “magpie” mediates.
Back to commissions!
I’ve never been more emotional about any social media post in my entire life
UPDATE: guys Beth Broderick tweeted yesterday that this Salem is THE SAME SALEM!!! He’s 20 years old man!!!! 20!
That Salem is still kicking is all I care about.
This makes me very happy