The RIU

Basically the blog for me (Riverfox237) to randomly post or repost stuff so I can find it later or share fanart or just derp. :D I'm a 25-year-old Christian woman who still likes cartoons and superheroes.

Note: THIS BLOG IS SAFE FOR WORK. I will only post or reblog things that are safe for all ages, including where language is concerned. =)

(P.S. For anyone who cares, RIU stands for Random Insanity Universe, which is a goofy universe I made up in high school. It seemed fitting. XD)

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ursulavernon:

A friend requested I make this, and so here it is, and I offer it to anyone who needs it, with all the authority vested in me by whoever vests these things. Print it out if you need to.

The best art advice ever given to me—ever, ever—was “Don’t be afraid to make bad art.”

You will make a whole lot of crap in your time. Some will be truly awful and some will be merely mediocre. And that is totally normal and totally fine and for the love of little green apples, just keep going, because that’s the only way I know to get to the good stuff eventually.

(I normally feel horribly egotistical mentioning my awards, but I think this counts as using that power for good.)

*spreads this to every artist she knows and herself* :D

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libutron:

Bioluminescent mushrooms: Omphalotus guepiniformis 

A striking shot of clusters of the mushroom Omphalotus guepiniformis (Marasmiaceae), a luminescent and poisonous basidiomycete growing on beech wood.

This species is native to Japan and Eastern Asia, and is one of the most frequently occurring fruiting bodies on beech coarse woody debris in cool temperate forests in Japan, where it is known as ‘‘Tsukiyotake’’.

This photo was taken only with the moonlight and shows the luminescence characteristic of the species.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Masahisa Uemura | Locality: Japan (2014)

Man I’m tellin’ ya, all that effort we put into making these fancy sci-fi/fantasy worlds with all that cool alien vegetation and God keeps one-upping us like, “See I already MADE that, I’m just waiting for you to find it because I know you’ll think it’s cool.” Nature treasure hunt ftw.

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crankystalfos:

jackiemakescomics:

captaintsundere:

authormichals:

Manueluv and I are convinced Agent K is Coulson’s father. Hell, MIB is even owned by Marvel. 

Welp. Never gonna unsee this.

Shiiiiiiiiiiiit

HEADCANON ACCEPTED SO FAST I THINK I BROKE SOMETHING

Guys - who do you think told Phil all those stories about Cap?

Thaaaat iiiiis HILARIOUS XD You gotta love when headcanons unexpectedly line up with actual canon!

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I’ve found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness, and love.

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This is really cute. XD I like when the Film Geek is suddenly RIGHT THERE in the girl’s face.

[One abbr. in here that I would normally edit out, but it’s an abbr. and not very noticeable, so I’ll let it slide this time. ~TheRIU]

nytrinhia:

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amarilloo:

dtk-womenwarriors:

ART BY WESLEY  BURT

Part I

NOW THATS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT

Oh my FREAKING WORD THESE LOOK SO COOL :D:D:D

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Woooow that’s so pretty.

Woooow that’s so pretty.

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arcelovesrex:

"We are wild, we are like Young Volcanoes..."

Happy Mutation Day to my very favorite dorks !

Uuuugh that last gif I NEED TO SEE THE NEWEST EPISODES BECAUSE APPARENTLY THAT HAPPENS AND I AM EXCITED NOW

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brytning:

“My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility. And that’s it. Every time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.”

— Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

But I feel like, if all you’re focusing on is that trope, you have missed the actual message of several of those movies. It’s easy to look at a movie with a strong female character and say, “Oh, women are so underappreciated,” but I honestly don’t feel that’s the case all the time.

The Lego Movie:

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griseus:

The marine eels and other members of the superorder  Elopomorpha have a leptocephalus larval stage, which are flat and transparent. This group is quite diverse, containing 801 species in 24 orders, 24 families and 156 genera (super diverse). 

Leptocephali have compressed bodies that contain jelly-like substances on the inside, with a thin layer of muscle with visible myomeres on the outside, a simple tube as a gut, dorsal and anal fins, but they lack pelvic fins. They also don’t have any red blood cells (most likely is respiration by passive diffusion), which they only begin produce when the change into the juvenile glass eel stage. Appears to feed on marine snow, tiny free-floating particles in the ocean.

This large size leptocephalus must be a species of Muraenidae (moray eels), and probably the larva of a long thin ribbon eel, which is metamorphosing, and is entering shallow water to finish metamorphosis into a young eel, in Bali, Indonesia.

Is it just me or does he look REALLY excited about where ever (s)he’s going?

I was JUST thinking that. We could all stand to be as excited with life as this flat ghost balloon jellyfish eel baby.

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