Thursday, July 22, 2010

Building a desmostylian.

UCMP short description
Something a little more entertaining
This is Desumon, a cartoon desmostylian that was created by a natural history museum in Japan to help introduce the Desmostylia to the public. Desmostylians are very popular in Japan, which is just another sign of their cultural advancement, in my opinion. I mean, there has to be a correlation between the quality of their science and math education and the preponderance of desmostylians in popular culture.

Check out a skeleton, their limb bones are absolutely grotesque. Aww, so ugly it's cute. I'll save the ranting about how little literature on paleo mammals seems to be accessible to the general public (I have god knows how many dinosaur books, but for mammals there is very little to choose from.) I know lots of people think mammals are super boring, but I love them even though they don't make much sense. Litoptern wha?

Expecting to make it fancier soon.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Not safe for heart

Oh. My. God.

Why is it so cute

Even its name is painfully adorable. MOMONGA!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pet post

Spike built a bubble nest.

Naoko... biting Maromi's face.

Maromi happy sleep time.

Toohoez song:
East New Sound - Lucid Dream
Aww, the UFO characters are so cute.

There's a more substantial post I'd like to make, but it will take longer than I have right now to set up all of the links.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I Don't Think It Works

I write like
Ursula K. Le Guin

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

This was done using a number of short fiction I've written. I entered four of them until I got a good result (pictured above.) The results have been, as follows (using a different piece each time)

Dan Brown
Chuck Palahniuk
Mario Puzo
Ursula K. LeGuin
David Foster Wallace (that's funny because I was just reading something by him yesterday...)
Arthur Conan Doyle
Oscar Wilde
David Foster Wallace again
James Fenimore Cooper
James Joyce
Vladimir Nabokov : D
Arthur Conan Doyle again (funny, I didn't know he wrote gay erotica *cough*)

Well I guess I write like David Foster Wallace and Arthur Conan Doyle. But I'll ignore that and choose the option of Ursula K. LeGuin.

A good friend I met in the laundry room. Is she not sweet and beautiful? Her head is adorned with jewels and she glitters brilliantly. Subarashii~


Touhou Arrange no Jikan:
Doll Judgement - the Girl Who Plays With Humans' Shapes
Demetori metal arrange
Marisa Stole the Precious Thing

You're welcome!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hair, Glorious Hair!

Via Sadly, No!

OMG a lesbian used to have long hair!!11!1one!

I for one am SHOCKED. I did not know that hair could be cut. That's just too classic. (FWIW she looks nicer with short hair.)

To make up for this, have some books:

Russian book of Japanese folk tales...

And a pony bike

Almost forgot the Touhou
Fires of Hokkai
This isn't actually a re-arrange, it's the original.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Housewife no Zasshi da ze! Pt. 1

Shufu no Tomo, "Housewife's Friend"

I found this in a secondhand/discount bookstore in Phoenix. from 1973. Let's enjoy Japan, won't you? I'd translate more, but there would be too many kanji to look up and it would take me days. There's stuff about food from all over the world, your husband, being thin (maybe??? I can't find a compound with river in it)

Something down there says "Your husband's healthy supervision/management/control" **EDIT: I see, I just paid attention and the art of the woman surrounded by cartoons of slobby guys is the same article so I assume it's supervising your husband's health or cooking healthy for your husband. Hahah..

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Wild Animals of North America

Nat.Geo book from 1960. Note that 'Animals' means 'Mammals.' Not sure why it isn't specified... I must not have looked at it much after I bought it, because I forgot how nice the illustrations are. Here are just a few...