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fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A delightful fuck-ton of mermaid anatomy references.

A bit of a talk-through; Consider how natural swimming is to mermaids/men. When swimming, they often won’t be utilizing their hands and arms to help them move forward, ‘cause they’re adept to using their tails and want to keep their arms free for multitasking. Of course there are situations where it’s required, like when fighting currents and twisting around. Because they’re swimming on a horizontal, their heads will be turned upward, just like if we humans were standing vertically looking up to the sky. Mer-peoples’ chests are often puffed outward, because the arms are typically pulled back behind them (just like when humans are told to “sit up straight and show good posture” by rolling the shoulders back). Do keep in mind that the GIFs above don’t show full tail movement, as human legs don’t bend outward; mer-tails will be like the side-to-side fish swimming motion, but flipped to the side (if that made any goddamn sense). Don’t forget they’ll be breathing underwater (and maybe on land, depending if you want to grant them that ability)! Are you giving ’em gills, or are the human lungs somehow acclimatized to breathing water? Think about whether you’re designing a mermaid for practicality or aesthetics; if it’s gonna be practical, their hair will more than likely be cut short or tied up, ‘cause, though swimming with long hair isn’t too difficult, it tangles wicked easily and can impede sight (in the ocean, a mere second can cost you). Of course we all like the long flowing hair (I do too), but that’s just something to think about. (Be aware that good haircuts on land might not be good underwater, and vice versa. Consider how the water will affect the hair movement.) And designing the fins, too. Think about whether you’re splicing them with another sea creature or if they’re a new design entirely. Think about how you want them to swim and how the fins will help that work. Also, depending on how “cultured” you want ‘em to be, they probably won’t be wearing clothing, because no other creature under the sea does. But, then again, they’ve been in contact with humans (otherwise there would be no myths and rumours), so maybe they took after us. Who knows. Just food for thought. (Merpeople can be creepy as fuck, too; they don’t have to be these gentle maidens.) And of course, there’s the reproductive/excretive system. If we assume mermaids take after whales, the genitalia will be just about ”mid-shin” level in front. Some people put it at the end of the tail (between the two fins), and some make the fish half disappear slightly at the waist to expose “human” genitalia. You can get creative with it, since they’re mythical creatures. Maybe their belly-buttons are also anuses. Who really knows. “What about merman genitalia?” Look up “male whale genitalia” on Google, or “male fish genitalia.” That might help.

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(^ Image credit to mermaids-and-anchors ^)

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Sourced by acertainpanda and frenchy-lu:

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=137721#.UvJ7x_ldWSo
http://empyrean.deviantart.com/art/Mermaid-musculature-136764629
http://www.rookno17.com/2013/11/book-review-resurrectionist-novel-and.html
http://tigers-stock.deviantart.com/art/484-mermaid-tails-295232094
http://jtphoto.wordpress.com/2008/09/05/scales/
h2o The Television Show
http://elilovaticbelieberblog2.tumblr.com/post/25999433966/gifs-mermaid
http://www.india-forums.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=3728329&TPN=59

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godtie:

talk-birdy-to-me:

very cute QUAIL making QUAIL NOISES

IIM TEARING UP I LOVE QUAILS SO MMUUCH

last-heroine:

i wanna summmeeeerrrrrr

toumaki gets me in the mood for it 

dustoncrowns:

Look at this BAMF

kazifer:

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taleasoldastimelords:

murdercityboulevard:

heyfunniest:

Visual Representation of $1 Trillion.

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Hello yes we are 17 of that in debt god bless America

Here is a visual representation of the US debt

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Peak Spider

My anatomy is blegh but have some dorks

I made another harpy uvu

I made another harpy uvu

fabricatedplant:

carrionboy:

tights inspired by various fandoms. what i learned from doing this: masking on illustrator is a real bitch.

fire stock (k project tights) by danf83stock

galaxy stock (wtnv tights) by hameed

desert stock (wtnv tights) by neverfading-stock

cloud stock (wtnv tights) by nataly-stock

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0ci0:

anicastes:

Pathetic.

ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »