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ETA: In fairness, I do take requests, and have a lot of interests in what my followers have to say, and constructive criticism. I do listen to what you guys have to say. I just have the final call.
ETA2: that is a rhea, they love you in the end. don’t fear them.
I’ll be honest, half the reason I posted all those hoatzin photos is because as much as I love the stink-birds, every time I read an article on them that has an illustration, it’s the same friggin’ photograph every time. For some reason that started annoying me when I was reading about hoatzin relation to the ani versus other cuckoos this morning.
So…hey, if you’re writing an article that has anything to do with juvenile hoatzins, go crazy. The source material has a few more images I didn’t post. And I promise you they’re as good as that standard hoatzin chick photo-illustration that everyone uses.
For some reason I just got a bunch of followers…
Hi there, people! I swear, this blog is more than diseased genitalia! Unless that’s what you want. In which case I also have that. So…yeah.
I tag posts for people who hate gore and icky disease…and for people who hate cute animals. Filter as you wish. Feel free to ask questions or make requests at any time. No promises as to when I’ll get back to you on it, though. :P
Diseases and cute animals are one thing, though. I think we can all agree that nudibranchs are bitchin. If you don’t believe that, I will bar fight you.
Ok I know I don’t usually give forewarning and stuff, but the “VD” message really made me want to post venereal diseases and, uh, you’ve been warned? They’re all tagged “venereal disease” if you don’t wanna see them with Tumblr Savior.
but it’s for a reason - when I overload on anything, I lose my passion for it.
But when I’m passionate about something, I love it too much to just drop what I’m doing and move on to the next task of the day. It’s a problem for me, but I manage to get stuff done, at least in the long-run. I tend to focus on just one major thing for an entire day or three, rather than what normal people do, with allocating a few hours here and there to do what they love.
Long story short: Thanks for the notes (yet again) wondering if I’m alright/dead/quitting blogging. They’re always quite encouraging in keeping me wanting to come back to posting regularly, or maybe attempting to trust the queue system again (IT HAS BROKEN MY HEART SO MANY TIMES). I’m not dead yet.
Yeahhh…about that. My dude’s computer overloaded the logic circuit on my old external hard drive. Got a new computer, but did lose ~75,000 image files in the end. Mind you, each page of every book is a single file - it’s not like I have tens of thousands of books.
Not sure if I’ll get it recovered or not. Can’t decide whether the time I put into getting those files (and the other media on it) is worth the expense to get it back, on top of still having to buy a new external. In the end I’m probably just gonna get a new PCB and do the work myself (I’d give it a 1 in 4 chance of turning out well - I know my computers and what needs to be done, but I’m not good with fine work). If it doesn’t work out *shrug*. Just wasted my own time, not the additional labor costs.
I mean, a week after I found out it got burned out and I actually started making steps towards getting some recovery done, I got in a pretty major car wreck, so I haven’t thought much about it the past few days.
Long story short, lost all that shit, probably won’t get it back for a good while if I get it back at all, currently functioning off of newly dug-up/edited files. Not really that focused on it at the moment, though.
Still have a bunch of weird stuff to give away next week, car wreck and file loss aside.
Ok, so through a series of unfortunate circumstances, my new hovel won’t have internet until Saturday - we were supposed to have it last Sunday, so I could finish the “seasonal” forensics posts. I still have eight posts left, but while quite a few people were enthusiastic and loved the whole “science of death” thing (which, honestly, is fascinating as all get out, morbid associations or not), some of you were clearly wishing I’d get back to “regular” medical posts and natural history.
SO. It’s up to you. Skip the rest of the forensics series and have a weekend of benign and not-morbid animals, or post the science of death stuff despite the occasion of Samhain/Halloween/Day of the Dead having passed?
For those asking, no, I still don’t have my external hard drive, so I don’t have the vast majority of my image files - and yes, I’m still in the process of moving ^^
But I will have several more related images and short forensics lessons before Halloween/All Saints’ Day/Day of the Dead. I’ll try to get a few regular posts in before then, too.
Forensics and dead things coming up (assuming tumblr doesn’t go all kaplooie again). Tumblr Savior “forensics” if you wish to be sans murders on your dash.
You have been warned.
I just realized that last post had absolutely no old illustrations in it. I remember looking for them but not finding them last week, and right now, I can’t be arsed.
Oh well, sometimes it’s more fun to put bizarre knit blobfish in the place of a stodgy old drawing.
Not that random disappearances are uncommon on my part, I just thought I’d mention that I’m still alive, because I like to loudly proclaim “I’M NOT DEAD YET!” to random people.
That said, don’t expect much around here until after the first week of June. I’m working every day until about 2 am, and spending the few days I have off with my friends.
But! After my birthday and the stupid random shifts thanks to college kids leaving, I’ll be around again. Thanks for all the nice notes recently, and don’t think I’ll just ignore your requests because I’m not posting all that much - most of the recent requests I’ve had will be covered when I’m back.