Needs More Research

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beardofkamenev:

saintjustitude:

needsmoreresearch:

really tho sometimes i picture simon schama writing crappy wish-fulfillment fanfic where bad things happen to jacobins and laughing to himself

(obligatory “oh wait, it’s called citizens”)

That happened though. It’s called the Thermidorian Reaction :(

CAN YOU NOT

that was half the joke though

okay maybe a quarter

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pilferingapples answered: Anklyosaurus! Is that still a thing, do we still have anklyosaurs on the books?

Man, as far as I know we still have Ankylosaurus!  I’ll be seriously disappointed if it turns out that was a mistake.  (I only recently learned there’s a bunch of other similar-looking ones with slightly differently-lumpy backs and tails, but I can embrace diversity.  Edmontionia, Euoplochephalus, you guys are great too!) 

Oh, I’m supposed to add that while Ankylosaurus was the former Favorite Dinosaur of the citizenkid, now she prefers T. Rex and Pteranodon.

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  1. eugeniedanglars said: VELOCIRAPTOR. They are so conveniently pet-sized! Though they would probably be v. difficult to housetrain.

jeez thanks now the citizenkid is running around being a velociraptor >:(

(They might actually be very good at litter/housetraining!  I mean, they’re carnivores, possibly social, so I can totally imagine velociraptors having behavior that would lend itself to that.  ON THE OTHER HAND, if by housetraining you mean “training not to kill all other pets and possibly guests,” that might be a tall order.)

  1. ceruleancynic answered: I’ve always been fond of Procompsognathus.

Excellent little guys!  Citizenkid had not known about them before and is pleased with their existence.

  1. clenster answered: stegosaurus!

Citizenkid’s opinion is that they are blue.  Thoughts?  …Stegosaurus headcanons?

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Oh gosh I don’t know, I used to mostly like non-dinosaurs like Pterasaurs as a kid. I always had a soft-spot for the diplodocus, though
Oh man, you know what?  My husband was at a presentation on teaching kids about pterosaurs, by someone from the American Museum of Natural History, and she said “Eh, you know what, if you want to call them dinosaurs go ahead, it’s really not that big a deal.”  I was so gratified.  Take pride in your pterosaur love.
And diplodocus is hella rad.

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neaq:

Amazing mutations: Another look at our trip of colorful lobster residents at the New England Aquarium. Each of these crustaceans have rare genetic mutations that cause their shells to be these wild colors! Learn more

neaq:

Amazing mutations: Another look at our trip of colorful lobster residents at the New England Aquarium. Each of these crustaceans have rare genetic mutations that cause their shells to be these wild colors! Learn more

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pilferingapples asked: Three characters: Bossuet, Joly, and Musichetta (sorry, you're kind of awesome on that, and thus forever tagged for them) ; or, I suppose, Bahorel, Sophie, and Musichetta (oh gad. I don't think I've ever actually seen you write those three in the same scene. HAVOC.)

(:D  Have a very short and probably-often-repeated scene among Bossuet, Joly, and Musichetta.)

"I’m sure you’re all wondering why we’re gathered together today—"

"Nope, not really."

"It’s Friday."

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eugeniedanglars asked: I think of Bossuet and Robespierre and Buffy.

(And Buffy?  I’m torn between wanting and not wanting to know! Awesome.)

Something something something in French—Mademoiselle—something else in French, something about vampires maybe, something something!"  The balding guy in a seriously shabby coat didn’t seem to know whether he was hiding behind or protecting the shorter AP-Euro-History-Picture-Of-The-French-Revolution-looking guy.

Buffy hesitated, stake in hand, and tried to remember whether Willow spoke French.

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really tho sometimes i picture simon schama writing crappy wish-fulfillment fanfic where bad things happen to jacobins and laughing to himself

(obligatory “oh wait, it’s called citizens”)