ive never been so emotional about a candy
OH GOD. Why would you do that. Your candy has made me cry.
things literally everyone, regardless of gender, looks good in:
- lacy lingerie
- ball gowns
•plaid button down shirts
I could disprove all of these, but I care about you all too much.
….That’s an excellent question, Anon.
To be honest, I always though that the red ring was just a marking around the eye, sort of like what you’d see on a raven, but closer inspection reveals that it is indeed part of the eye itself. So naturally, I had to do some googling, and here’s what I came up with!
It’s a thing called the scleral ring. It’s red because it’s actually full of blood, and it functions in the vultures’ threat displays. When a bearded vulture is stressed or feels threatened, it will force more blood into the scleral ring, causing it to expand and turn more of the eye a red color. (Source.) I guess this is meant to intimidate their aggressor, which seems pretty effective to me. Frankly, I’d be intimidated if someone’s eyes suddenly started turning bright red when we were having a disagreement.
Compare these different scleral rings:
So there we have it. Yet another reason why bearded vultures are boss-ass bitches.
I’m going to extrapolate this out and say that DINOSAURS DID THIS TOO. Like, imagine T. rex getting pissed off, puffing out its cheeks, and turning its eyes red.
July 19, 2014 - Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Found throughout the United States, except for the West, and into parts of Canada, eastern Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America, these birds frequent dense shrubs and thickets. They make a cat-like mewing sound, in addition to singing, and are able to mimic the sounds of other birds. Males have a loud song, used to announce their territory, and a quiet song, used when near the nest or directed at an intruder. Females may repeat the quiet song back to males. They eat many varieties of insects, as well as several kinds of berries, including poison ivy, when available.
Catbird! I love seeing this little guy at my feeder.
Are they going to race them? Are these sheep secretly superheros? Why this
I don’t want to alarm you but those might be ghost sheep.
These are show sheep. They are wearing smocks because they are clean. The smocks keep their wool nice until it is their turn to go into the show ring.
Yep. Sheep smocks. To keep the sheep pretty.
My publisher is putting out Dragonbreath swag for the tenth volume! Look closely at the photo, and you MAY spot it!
(seriously, anybody who tells you that big publishers don’t do marketing and you have to do it all yourself now is, at best, misinformed…)
Model is my very patient husband Kevin (not included with purchase.)
He lends a certain dignity to the dragon hat.
Captain Marvel taking her rightful place on the Iron Throne!
Punching holes in the sky and smashing fandoms together into a smooth paste!