The Lurkdragon's Lair

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runrabbitjunk:

trying to make sense of these

fawns are pretty much doomed to be clumsy runners because they have no flat human feet or an extra pair of legs to support them, so both a human two-legged run and a gallop look sort of weird not to mention put a lot of strain on their legs

so, i conclude that fawns are probably only capable of moving quickly in a series of erratic gallop-y hops, which gives them a lot of manoeuvrability and is fair enough because they live in forests where there’s little room to run anyway

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ami-angelwings:

filbypott:

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)

Fun fact: In the prologue to The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien explicitly states that the most numerous “ethnic group” of hobbits, the Harfoots, were brown of skin. In fact, the least numerous group, the Fallohides, were apparently unusual in having white skin if their name (meaning “pale hide”) is any indication, so it’s a safe assumption that most hobbits were brown-skinned to some degree. Bilbo, Frodo, and Sam were of predominantly Harfoot descent (Merry and Pippin were more Fallohidish, and Smeagol was from yet another ethnic group, the Stoors), and if Jackson really cared about accuracy to the books (and just look at the movies - he’s not), they would have been played by people of color.

This gifset has been passed around a lot, and I thought I’d reblog my friend’s addition b/c there is stuff in the original text that says there were brown hobbits.  My other friend, summer-of-supervillainy often points this out too, that in the Hobbit, the Hobbits were described as having: “long, clever, brown fingers,”  Even if those descriptions weren’t in the source material though, it still wouldn’t justify rejecting non-white people to play Hobbits, but that it is makes the whole thing even worse and punches a hole through the “but they’re canonically white!” argument too.

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watership down ◆ prologue part III

"My friend," said Frith, "have you seen El-ahrairah? For I wish to give him a gift."

"No, I have not seen him."

So, Frith said, “Come out, and I will bless you instead.”

"No, I cannot. I am busy. The fox and weasel are coming. If you want to bless me, you will have to bless my bottom. "

"Very well. Be it so."

And El-ahrairah’s tail grew shining white, and it flashed like a star, and his back legs grew long and powerful. He tore across the hill faster than any creature in the world.

"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies. And whenever they catch you, they will kill you…But first, they must catch you…digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks…and your people will never be destroyed."

(Source: lemedy, via koryos)

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pinkcloudturnedtogrey:

Lolita’s reaction when hearing a recording of her family vocalizing. 

Lolita has lived in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium for 43 years. Many people are refusing to give up hope and are still fighting for Lolita’s freedom and her reunion with her family. 

Sjfhd I didin’t know someone managed to play her family’s singing for her. :(

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flying pokemon

roaming-swag:

luvlysmilk:

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Realistic

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Elegant

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Acceptable

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A bit fat to just float there but okay

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Didn’t know you could fly at all but this is wonderful


And then there’s this shit-head
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What’s he trying to pull, flying like this

is he okay?

…seriously, what’s wrong with him

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wow

No wonder he went extinct.

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realmonstrosities:

With a length of a single inch and a diameter of almost nothing at all, the Lembeh Pygmy Pipedragon is the smallest of a group of fish known as Pygmy Pipehorses.

They’re a cross between pipefish and seahorses. Their bodies are long, not quite as straight as a pipefish but not as brutally bent and broken as a seahorse.

They also have a nifty prehensile tail to grab hold of stuff so they don’t have to swim all the time. That’s good, because they’re pretty crap at swimming.

We get the sweetest little dragons these days!

Video: EunJae Im

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