Happy Hapa in Japan

wtfevolution:

"Okay, evolution, what the hell is that?"

"A marvelous spatuletail hummingbird. Obviously."

"And what the hell is he doing?

"A sexy mating dance. Obviously.”

"Don’t those big dangly tail feathers make it hard for him to fly?"

"Oh, yeah, he can’t fly for more than a few seconds. Total pain in the ass."

"Then why put them there?"

"For the sexy mating dance. Are you even paying attention?"

So beautiful, but so impractical.

babsblogs:

The only thing rivaling my happiness over the defeat of DOMA is Aaron Diaz’ reaction to it.

wtfevolution:

Molting is a beautiful thing. When your insides start feeling a little too big for their case, you can just crack open your exoskeleton, head capsule and all, and emerge a whole new invertebrate. You get to leave your shed body behind and walk away, freed from all the trappings of your former, smaller life. 
… unless, that is, you’re a gum-leaf skeletoniser caterpillar. In that case evolution actually stacks all your old heads on top of your new one and makes you wear them around forever like a macabre stovepipe hat. I don’t know, just go with it, okay?

wtfevolution:

Molting is a beautiful thing. When your insides start feeling a little too big for their case, you can just crack open your exoskeleton, head capsule and all, and emerge a whole new invertebrate. You get to leave your shed body behind and walk away, freed from all the trappings of your former, smaller life. 

… unless, that is, you’re a gum-leaf skeletoniser caterpillar. In that case evolution actually stacks all your old heads on top of your new one and makes you wear them around forever like a macabre stovepipe hat. I don’t know, just go with it, okay?

Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people.

Words of great wisdom on strong female characters~ by madlori (via laughingskeleton)

Just remember, women are more than half of all people, and have the same range of human variety and experience as all of us overrepresented men.

(via dresdencodak)

dresdencodak:

lexxercise:

krisstraub:

shoomlah:

lissabt:

Below is everything you could ever want to know about ‘Machine of Death’ and the follow-up, ‘This is How you Die’, from one of the dudes responsible for making them happen! I’m a big fan of the former and I have a spot illustration in the latter, so i’m super excited for this book release :)

-Lissa


ryannorth
:

In 2010, David (Wondermark), Matt (all the stories) and I (Adventure Time, To Be or Not To Be, Dinosaur Comics) put out a book called “Machine Of Death”! It was a crowdsourced collection of short stories written by a bunch of awesome people we’d never met, all based on the same premise originally proposed by T-Rex: what if there was a machine that could tell, from just a sample of your blood, you how you were going to die? It was a crazy book that nobody wanted to publish, so after a few years of trying we just straight-up published it ourselves.

The book became the #1 bestselling book on Amazon.com the day it launched. It ended up on a bunch of “best books of the year” lists. It was a super awesome story!

In one week we’ll be launching the sequel, called This Is How You Die. It’s going to be great: legit better in every way, with tons of awesome stories in a variety of genres (YES there is a choose-your-own-path Machine of Death story, OF COURSE there is). We went through almost 2000 submissions to select the 31 stories in this book. We’re all SUPER proud of it. But what can you do to top becoming the #1 bestselling book on Amazon?

You try to make every one of authors in the book a New York Times Bestselling Author, by getting the book on the NYT bestsellers list.

This will be especially awesome since, like the first volume, this will be the first publishing credit for most of the authors in the book. We honestly don’t know if this idea is possible. But we know it’s possible to try.

Every sale from today onwards counts towards our NYT status. If this book sounds at all interesting, and you think you might like reading inventive and memorable stories curated by a dude whose comics you maybe like, then why not head over to Amazon.com (or .ca or .co.uk) and get the book? They’ve got it on sale for 30% off retail.

This book is gonna be insane. I can’t wait for you to read it! And check out thisishowyoudie.com for more information, including some free stories from the book and a SWEET VIDEO :o

Lissa and I (and like a ton of other amazing artists) have illustrations in the upcoming This is How You Die, a sequel to the amazing and inimitable Machine of Death- pretty damn exciting, and definitely worth checking out both books if you weren’t previously aware of them.

I’m in here too!!

Me three!

Super excite about this book, you guys!

My art’s in this book as well! The first Machine of Death book (which I’m also in) was a work of genius, and this one’s out to top it!

Seriously, get your hands on a copy. You’re not going to find quality fiction like this anywhere else.

textsfrombennett:

Bennett on Star Wars

textsfrombennett:

Bennett on Star Wars

wtfevolution:

Sure, it may seem like evolution made the male kangaroo ridiculously—even grotesquely—muscular. But you have to do something to impress the ladies if you’re going to keep them pregnant all the time, and they just don’t fall for kangaroo poetry anymore.

wtfevolution:

Sure, it may seem like evolution made the male kangaroo ridiculously—even grotesquely—muscular. But you have to do something to impress the ladies if you’re going to keep them pregnant all the time, and they just don’t fall for kangaroo poetry anymore.

weareallmixedup:

vegetablearian:

schirm:

Please re-blog because as someone who works in the field— this is something you want to know beforehand. 

pdsa is who you want in the uk, blue cross, dog’s trust, and the rspca can help too
your local vets might offer reduced rates for some people too and a lot of them have websites nowadays so it’s worth a quick check

This is awesome.
Honestly if I didn’t have animal companions throughout my life, I probably wouldn’t be here. They don’t care how white, black, or whatever I am or am not.
Truly unconditional love.

weareallmixedup:

vegetablearian:

schirm:

Please re-blog because as someone who works in the field— this is something you want to know beforehand

pdsa is who you want in the uk, blue cross, dog’s trust, and the rspca can help too

your local vets might offer reduced rates for some people too and a lot of them have websites nowadays so it’s worth a quick check

This is awesome.

Honestly if I didn’t have animal companions throughout my life, I probably wouldn’t be here. They don’t care how white, black, or whatever I am or am not.

Truly unconditional love.

stoya:

desireneverleaves:

I read this and I liked it as I usually like what Stoya writes… and then I made the mistake of reading the comments. So now I would really like to repeatedly punch people.

Thank you :) Also: Never read the comments! (I know, I do it too sometimes)

Yes yes YES

unimpressedcats:

FOOOOOOOOOOOOTBALL

unimpressedcats:

FOOOOOOOOOOOOTBALL