Things I’ve learned while working in a museum collection
-The best way to learn is on the job
-Snakes kept in ethanol for 50 years have a very specific smell
-it’s like greasy vodka
-I’ve found where all the queers go in science and it’s museums, I’ve found my people
-A right of passage includes getting a tattoo of your preferred genus
-The 60 year old entomologist who is apparently a celebrity in the beetle circles has a huge back-spanning tattoo of a scarab, and my co-worker only discovered this when she saw said entomologist at a rock concert
-You have to keep those stained skeleton specimens in jars of glycerin because it’s only in glycerin that light goes through the specimens tissue to reveal the blue/red/green skeleton otherwise they’re an opaque white
-Glycerin leeches through glass
-You will be skinning an animal for a few hours and be staring at the bare flesh and viscera and be suddenly intensely hungry. That’s normal.
-You’ll find a “problem specimen” in a jar with no number tag and you’ll ask the collection manager what to do about it, she’ll turn around pick a book from a huge shelf of identical books and ask for the place and date on the jar and then she’ll flip to a page, check that, and then check the online database before saying “it’s this one, make a new tag”. And you’ll spend the rest of the day mystified at the incredible record-keeping that’s been happening for 130 years.
-Vegans haven’t discovered museum collections yet and everyone hopes it stays that way lest we have to constantly defend another vital aspect of scientific progress
- “Our collection isn’t haunted because animals don’t hold that kind of grudge, everything in the herpetology section murdered for their dinner everyday, but the anthropology collection on the other hand...”
-Everyone in the vertebrate collection has a furious and never-ending hatred of fly fishing (never forgive, never forget)
The idea behind this was knowing that angler fish (which these pokemon are based on) use their light to lure fish in like Bait so I decided to take a twist on the idea by making their light bulbs look like small fish pokemon to lure in bigger fish for them to feast on
(decided to do a fun idea where i do some of the prompts for this months inktober and make hallowed forms of pokemon, i’ve seen hallowed forms around and they are basically halloween themed versions of pokemon)
All of your art is just so sexy my dude. And how you do a seemingly endless amount of different media is just so good. That brain of yours? Just dummy thicc. Have a good night and make more weird shit please i beg of you
thank u so much bro my brain is actually made from those glittery soft fishing lures
The distribution of SPECIAL stats for NPCs in Fallout 4 is absolutely buck wild. Mama Murphy inexplicably has STR 19. Both Strong and Porter “Arguably the Smartest Person in Nuka-World” Gage have INT 6. Hancock has INT 14. Knight Rhys has a 1 in both CHR and INT.
There have clearly been choices made behind the scenes which I can’t comprehend, but none of that prepared me for learning that both Travis Miles and Conrad Kellogg have 4s in every SPECIAL stat.
Maybe this means that Father never thought that Kellogg could kill the Sole Survivor because Kellogg is the human equivalent of a "you must be this tall to ride" sign that's set to 48 inches. Kellogg mocks the Sole Survivor and tries to scare them off because he’s a 108-year-old has-been. As cool and level-headed as he seems about the confrontation it’s more like
while he’s thinking “shit, how well did I lock that conveniently placed armory with the fatman and hoard of ammo in it?” Dude pops a stealthboy the second combat starts so his gen 2 synth friends can lead the fight. He’s absolutely bluffing. As much as the game tries to prop him up as a tough opponent, the numbers don’t lie, Kellogg, you’re the narrative equivalent of a gaudy fishing lure and you know it. Thanks for the cool gun, you over-hyped, sentient speed bump!
Look I get that alot of people find Marwan/Joe attractive but when I saw him in the desert scene my Arab brain went Ah yes The Local Fuckboy, I blame the fucking backwards cap and shades combo tbh
oh he absolutely screams fuckboy but like in a Chugging Respect Women Juice way? backwards cap joe is the kind of guy who’d sit up the back of the lecture hall for a gender studies course ur convinced he’s only taking to pick up chicks but by week 3 he’s engaging in meaningful debate with the professor about how capitalism has co-opted a facetious image of feminism to market ‘girl power’ consumables to the masses and he’s bringing in homemade hummus to share during the break and suddenly u find urself laughing at one of his corny dad jokes and ur like. wait,
People not knowing that most jellyfish are meat eaters reminds me of how even more people are surprised that sea anemones are meat eaters. It always tickles me because that was the very first thing I ever learned about them as a kid and the first fact I still think of, that a sea anemone is like an animal living as a carnivorous plant.
It’s incredibly hard to find photographs of it anymore though because all anybody photographs and talks about are the fact that clownfish happily live in them and even then they often neglect to mention that clownfish will lure other fish into their anemone to keep it fed
i learned of Kelly, a dolphin whose trainers gave her fish for bringing them litter/dead gulls to clean her pool. She started hiding fish under a rock in her pool, then used fish to lure gulls which she brought to her trainers to get more fish. She taught her calf the strategy, who taught more calves. (x)