cvinceillustration:

This messes with my program and I love it.

Enhance. Enhance. Enhance …

cvinceillustration:

This messes with my program and I love it.

Enhance. Enhance. Enhance …

Source: konczakowski

montereybayaquarium:

Now that’s moody! Watch this day octopus change color three times in 30 seconds.

Learn more about this amazing animal


Neat! *click*

Source: montereybayaquarium
actegratuit:

Scott Scheidly’s Pink!

Well now. This is a different perspective. ;) actegratuit:

Scott Scheidly’s Pink!

Well now. This is a different perspective. ;) actegratuit:

Scott Scheidly’s Pink!

Well now. This is a different perspective. ;)

actegratuit:

Scott Scheidly’s Pink!

Well now. This is a different perspective. ;)

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Remember …

Remember …

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astronomy-to-zoology:

Genus: Kaprosuchus
…an extinct genus of mahajangasuchid corcodyliform that lived during the Upper Cretaceous period. Kaprosuchus was largely thought to be a terrestrial predator due to the positioning of its orbits, which are positioned dorsally, and its enlarged caniniform teeth are sharp-edged and straight. Kaprosuchus likely was an ambush hunter and hunted like a big cat, using its large tusks to take down relatively large dinosaurs.
Phylogeny
Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Crocodylomorpha-Mahajangasuchidae-Kaprosuchus
Images: Jeslin and Carol Abraczinskas

Chomp, chomp, chomp … astronomy-to-zoology:

Genus: Kaprosuchus
…an extinct genus of mahajangasuchid corcodyliform that lived during the Upper Cretaceous period. Kaprosuchus was largely thought to be a terrestrial predator due to the positioning of its orbits, which are positioned dorsally, and its enlarged caniniform teeth are sharp-edged and straight. Kaprosuchus likely was an ambush hunter and hunted like a big cat, using its large tusks to take down relatively large dinosaurs.
Phylogeny
Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Crocodylomorpha-Mahajangasuchidae-Kaprosuchus
Images: Jeslin and Carol Abraczinskas

Chomp, chomp, chomp …

astronomy-to-zoology:

Genus: Kaprosuchus

…an extinct genus of mahajangasuchid corcodyliform that lived during the Upper Cretaceous period. Kaprosuchus was largely thought to be a terrestrial predator due to the positioning of its orbits, which are positioned dorsally, and its enlarged caniniform teeth are sharp-edged and straight. Kaprosuchus likely was an ambush hunter and hunted like a big cat, using its large tusks to take down relatively large dinosaurs.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Crocodylomorpha-Mahajangasuchidae-Kaprosuchus

Images: Jeslin and Carol Abraczinskas

Chomp, chomp, chomp …

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Source: astronomy-to-zoology
xombiedirge:

CBR's excellent The Line It is Drawn art challenge crew take to giving classic paintings the comic book treatment this week. My favs are above, but check out more masterpieces HERE.
David’s Death of Marat/Iron Man by Marco D’Alfonso / Website / Tumblr
Emma Frost/Mona Lisa by Axel Medellin / Blog
Death in Picasso’s Old Guitarist by Cynthia Sousa / Tumblr & Amanda Rodgers
Superman/Wonder Woman in American Gothic by Derek Langille / Tumblr
Harley Quinn/The Swing by Rachel Ordway / Tumblr
Tank Girl with the Pearl Earring by Mike Rooth
Superman/Caravaggio’s Supper on the Road to Emmaus by Nick Perks

Some fun interps here. xombiedirge:

CBR's excellent The Line It is Drawn art challenge crew take to giving classic paintings the comic book treatment this week. My favs are above, but check out more masterpieces HERE.
David’s Death of Marat/Iron Man by Marco D’Alfonso / Website / Tumblr
Emma Frost/Mona Lisa by Axel Medellin / Blog
Death in Picasso’s Old Guitarist by Cynthia Sousa / Tumblr & Amanda Rodgers
Superman/Wonder Woman in American Gothic by Derek Langille / Tumblr
Harley Quinn/The Swing by Rachel Ordway / Tumblr
Tank Girl with the Pearl Earring by Mike Rooth
Superman/Caravaggio’s Supper on the Road to Emmaus by Nick Perks

Some fun interps here. xombiedirge:

CBR's excellent The Line It is Drawn art challenge crew take to giving classic paintings the comic book treatment this week. My favs are above, but check out more masterpieces HERE.
David’s Death of Marat/Iron Man by Marco D’Alfonso / Website / Tumblr
Emma Frost/Mona Lisa by Axel Medellin / Blog
Death in Picasso’s Old Guitarist by Cynthia Sousa / Tumblr & Amanda Rodgers
Superman/Wonder Woman in American Gothic by Derek Langille / Tumblr
Harley Quinn/The Swing by Rachel Ordway / Tumblr
Tank Girl with the Pearl Earring by Mike Rooth
Superman/Caravaggio’s Supper on the Road to Emmaus by Nick Perks

Some fun interps here. xombiedirge:

CBR's excellent The Line It is Drawn art challenge crew take to giving classic paintings the comic book treatment this week. My favs are above, but check out more masterpieces HERE.
David’s Death of Marat/Iron Man by Marco D’Alfonso / Website / Tumblr
Emma Frost/Mona Lisa by Axel Medellin / Blog
Death in Picasso’s Old Guitarist by Cynthia Sousa / Tumblr & Amanda Rodgers
Superman/Wonder Woman in American Gothic by Derek Langille / Tumblr
Harley Quinn/The Swing by Rachel Ordway / Tumblr
Tank Girl with the Pearl Earring by Mike Rooth
Superman/Caravaggio’s Supper on the Road to Emmaus by Nick Perks

Some fun interps here. xombiedirge:

CBR's excellent The Line It is Drawn art challenge crew take to giving classic paintings the comic book treatment this week. My favs are above, but check out more masterpieces HERE.
David’s Death of Marat/Iron Man by Marco D’Alfonso / Website / Tumblr
Emma Frost/Mona Lisa by Axel Medellin / Blog
Death in Picasso’s Old Guitarist by Cynthia Sousa / Tumblr & Amanda Rodgers
Superman/Wonder Woman in American Gothic by Derek Langille / Tumblr
Harley Quinn/The Swing by Rachel Ordway / Tumblr
Tank Girl with the Pearl Earring by Mike Rooth
Superman/Caravaggio’s Supper on the Road to Emmaus by Nick Perks

Some fun interps here. xombiedirge:

CBR's excellent The Line It is Drawn art challenge crew take to giving classic paintings the comic book treatment this week. My favs are above, but check out more masterpieces HERE.
David’s Death of Marat/Iron Man by Marco D’Alfonso / Website / Tumblr
Emma Frost/Mona Lisa by Axel Medellin / Blog
Death in Picasso’s Old Guitarist by Cynthia Sousa / Tumblr & Amanda Rodgers
Superman/Wonder Woman in American Gothic by Derek Langille / Tumblr
Harley Quinn/The Swing by Rachel Ordway / Tumblr
Tank Girl with the Pearl Earring by Mike Rooth
Superman/Caravaggio’s Supper on the Road to Emmaus by Nick Perks

Some fun interps here. xombiedirge:

CBR's excellent The Line It is Drawn art challenge crew take to giving classic paintings the comic book treatment this week. My favs are above, but check out more masterpieces HERE.
David’s Death of Marat/Iron Man by Marco D’Alfonso / Website / Tumblr
Emma Frost/Mona Lisa by Axel Medellin / Blog
Death in Picasso’s Old Guitarist by Cynthia Sousa / Tumblr & Amanda Rodgers
Superman/Wonder Woman in American Gothic by Derek Langille / Tumblr
Harley Quinn/The Swing by Rachel Ordway / Tumblr
Tank Girl with the Pearl Earring by Mike Rooth
Superman/Caravaggio’s Supper on the Road to Emmaus by Nick Perks

Some fun interps here.

xombiedirge:

CBR's excellent The Line It is Drawn art challenge crew take to giving classic paintings the comic book treatment this week. My favs are above, but check out more masterpieces HERE.

David’s Death of Marat/Iron Man by Marco D’Alfonso / Website / Tumblr

Emma Frost/Mona Lisa by Axel Medellin / Blog

Death in Picasso’s Old Guitarist by Cynthia Sousa / Tumblr & Amanda Rodgers

Superman/Wonder Woman in American Gothic by Derek Langille / Tumblr

Harley Quinn/The Swing by Rachel Ordway / Tumblr

Tank Girl with the Pearl Earring by Mike Rooth

Superman/Caravaggio’s Supper on the Road to Emmaus by Nick Perks

Some fun interps here.

(via lulubonanza)

Source: xombiedirge
fuckyeahdinoart:

Albertaceratops, Diabloceratops, Nedoceratops, Pentaceratops, Taurosaurs, Triceratops, and Zuniceratops by Walter Myers


Cool! fuckyeahdinoart:

Albertaceratops, Diabloceratops, Nedoceratops, Pentaceratops, Taurosaurs, Triceratops, and Zuniceratops by Walter Myers


Cool! fuckyeahdinoart:

Albertaceratops, Diabloceratops, Nedoceratops, Pentaceratops, Taurosaurs, Triceratops, and Zuniceratops by Walter Myers


Cool! fuckyeahdinoart:

Albertaceratops, Diabloceratops, Nedoceratops, Pentaceratops, Taurosaurs, Triceratops, and Zuniceratops by Walter Myers


Cool! fuckyeahdinoart:

Albertaceratops, Diabloceratops, Nedoceratops, Pentaceratops, Taurosaurs, Triceratops, and Zuniceratops by Walter Myers


Cool! fuckyeahdinoart:

Albertaceratops, Diabloceratops, Nedoceratops, Pentaceratops, Taurosaurs, Triceratops, and Zuniceratops by Walter Myers


Cool! fuckyeahdinoart:

Albertaceratops, Diabloceratops, Nedoceratops, Pentaceratops, Taurosaurs, Triceratops, and Zuniceratops by Walter Myers


Cool!

fuckyeahdinoart:

Albertaceratops, Diabloceratops, Nedoceratops, Pentaceratops, Taurosaurs, Triceratops, and Zuniceratops by Walter Myers

Cool!

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Source: fuckyeahdinoart
Been enjoying a relaxing New Years day flipping through this book. Research for my first series of paintings of the new year.

Been enjoying a relaxing New Years day flipping through this book. Research for my first series of paintings of the new year.

thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this


Hm. Interesting argument and counter argument. thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this


Hm. Interesting argument and counter argument. thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this


Hm. Interesting argument and counter argument. thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this


Hm. Interesting argument and counter argument. thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this


Hm. Interesting argument and counter argument. thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this


Hm. Interesting argument and counter argument. thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this


Hm. Interesting argument and counter argument.

thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

Hm. Interesting argument and counter argument.

(via lulubonanza)

Source: mydollyaviana
amnhnyc:

The diabetes drug Exenatide, which lowers blood sugar and increases the body’s production of insulin, is a synthetic version of a component in the saliva of Gila monsters, large venomous lizards found in the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico.
By conservative estimates, some 100,000 animals, from lizards and snakes to sea anemones and jellyfish, produce venom, which in turn can contain hundreds of different toxins. So far, only about 10,000 animal toxins have been identified, and 1,000 of these have been studied in depth, with a view to developing drugs.
More on poison as medicine. 

Whoa …

amnhnyc:

The diabetes drug Exenatide, which lowers blood sugar and increases the body’s production of insulin, is a synthetic version of a component in the saliva of Gila monsters, large venomous lizards found in the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico.

By conservative estimates, some 100,000 animals, from lizards and snakes to sea anemones and jellyfish, produce venom, which in turn can contain hundreds of different toxins. So far, only about 10,000 animal toxins have been identified, and 1,000 of these have been studied in depth, with a view to developing drugs.

More on poison as medicine

Whoa …

Source: amnh.org