Theme
10:47pm October 18, 2014

aloneandunlucky started following you

aloneandunlucky:

As he leaves the room, Jennifer glances down to the rose broach she treasures and surrenders to deep thought again, removing it from her collar and staring at it longingly.

Yes… I’ll miss and cherish them all. Meg would have loved to be one of the Touched, I’m sure…

And then, the woman is snapped out of her saddened trance when she hears the snicker of a child… no, that’s not right. They’re not here. They’re not even real.

"… V-Victor?" She calls frantically. She feels bad about wanting him here so soon, but maybe if her new friend returns, the terrifying things won’t.

image

Victor’s gotten the kettle on and is picking out a box of biscuits (cookies) — because you can’t have tea without biscuits — when he hears Jennifer’s call. Worried, he turns and hurries back, absently carrying the box with him. “Jennifer? What’s happened?” he asks when he arrives. Has her headache gotten worse? Or has something nastier occurred? He really hopes that arse downstairs hasn’t started shouting loud enough to hear up here…

11:13pm October 17, 2014

OOC: You Know the Drill

forgotten-vows:

After the slowest bus ride ever (thanks to a new driver and traffic from hell) and getting my period earlier this evening, my concentration’s shot to hell. We’ll see if I can manage getting on earlier tomorrow — if not, you’ll at least see me in the evening. Until then, g’night!

10:48am October 17, 2014
tangledwing:

The African Swallowtail, Mocker Swallowtail or Flying Handkerchief (Papilio dardanus). The African Swallowtail is an especially interesting example of Batesian mimicry, being expressed only in female swallowtails with about 14 different morphs. Picture by  Adam Dewan

…Flying Handkerchief?
*excuse him while he snickers his head off*
*and maybe makes some notes*

tangledwing:

The African Swallowtail, Mocker Swallowtail or Flying Handkerchief (Papilio dardanus). The African Swallowtail is an especially interesting example of Batesian mimicry, being expressed only in female swallowtails with about 14 different morphs. Picture by  Adam Dewan

Flying Handkerchief?

*excuse him while he snickers his head off*

*and maybe makes some notes*

10:12am October 17, 2014

You’ll  n e v e r  see me dropping this knife out.

9:36am October 17, 2014

how  f a r  are you { prepared } to go 
to SAVE
someone you 
ℓσνє

12:01pm October 16, 2014

aloneandunlucky started following you

aloneandunlucky:

"… S-some things may have happened, but it’s alright. It’s made me who I am."

image

Was she really proud of who she was, though? No, how could she be? Everything that happened… if not for her —

"I-I.. it’s all… thank you for all of this, Victor. I’m sorry you’re so worried. Please don’t… I know this all must be scaring you, but I am okay…"

"I know all about that," Victor says, thinking about some of the less-than-pleasant things that have shaped who he is — losing Scraps, that near miss with the arranged marriage, going mad… Unconsciously, his hand moves up to rub at his arm — at the barely-noticeable mark under the sleeve that always makes him wonder what might have happened had the people he cares about most not been there to stop him once…

He yanks his mind away from that line of thought…he’s trying to cheer this poor girl up, not drag her down with him. “I don’t scare that easily anymore,” he assures her, though that’s only a partial truth. He’s become rather more inured to certain things most people might consider scary, but as he said, he’s always been a worrier at heart. (And as anyone who knows him can tell you, he still startles way easy.) “It’s all right, really. Here, let me get that tea.” Off he goes to the kitchen. Earl Grey will make all of this better.

11:24am October 16, 2014
alicemadnessandmemories asked: Alice ran over to Victor and lightly tugged on his sleeve, "Victor, you have to come see this! The park is full of butterflies and it looks amazing!"

alicemadnessandmemories:

8butterflyboy8:

"Which park? Where?" Victor’s looking left and right, looking like a puppy that’s just barely following the instruction to stay.

Alice smirked, before nudging Victor lightly with her shoulder. “Just a bit.”

"Well, I must have looked adorable all the time back in Burtonsville," Victor comments, then sighs. "N-not that it ever helped me with any of the other girls I met… I honestly thought I was going to end up a bachelor. I c-couldn’t see anyone — taking an interest in me.” A smile slips across his face. “Then I met Alice — other Alice, and…well.”

10:48am October 16, 2014
alicemadnessandmemories asked: "Another Victor? Am I going mad, bonkers, off the wall?" Alice twisted a piece of hair around her finger as she spoke.

alicemadnessandmemories:

8butterflyboy8:

"To be fair, if you were, you’d be in good company here," Victor replies, very glad that he managed to stop himself before he greeted this Alice with a "darling." That would have made this weird moment even weirder. "I, ah, take it you’re familiar with a different me?"

Alice gently patted the creature on the head, “I would never be able to make something as beautiful as this…..all I seem to do is destroy things.”

Victor’s response is to lift an eyebrow, then retrieve the picture she made before and show it to her. “Ahem. And I’ve got more from a certain alternate of yours if you need more proof.”

10:12am October 16, 2014
pianothings:

Piano things #502: Missing your old piano teacher.

pianothings:

Piano things #502: Missing your old piano teacher.

9:36am October 16, 2014

invertebrate-science:

Family Saturniidae- The Giant Silkworm Moths

Saturniidae is a large family of moths with roughly 2300 known species. Adult saturniids can be easily recognized by their large, hairy bodies and relatively small heads. Adults of this group have reduced mouthparts and do not eat. They instead live off of the fat that they stored up as a larva. Because of this they are able to devote almost all of their time to reproduction. The adult males have very large, feathery antennae that allow them to detect the pheromones of a female from great distances.

(Source: Encyclopedia of Life)

(Image credit: 1, 2, 3)