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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Phyrexians are the bishie-est.

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why they always wear long sleeved shirts and long pants

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Everybody knows the most bishie thing about any bishie is his exposed sinew.

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM)

*looks up the humanoid slivers* ...really? People were calling those bishies?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge


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#641 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 01:48 PM

Ceratosaurus has osteoderms, though. There's nothing ontologically preventing an animal from having osteoderms and feathers both, but it feels like cheating at the very least.


Yet crocodilians and birds are closer to each other than just about anything else. (besides the obvious crocodilians and other crocodilians or birds and other birds)

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 01:54 PM

Yeah, they're all archosaurs.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:29 PM

Ceratosaurus has osteoderms, though. There's nothing ontologically preventing an animal from having osteoderms and feathers both, but it feels like cheating at the very least.


Yet crocodilians and birds are closer to each other than just about anything else. (besides the obvious crocodilians and other crocodilians or birds and other birds)

 
Especially when the crocodile is actually eating a bird.

Edited by Axaday, 22 June 2017 - 03:16 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:01 AM

Mirrored the image from Facebook, but someone went to the trouble of making a nice map of the scale impressions known for T. rex tyrannosaurs.

 

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Edit: Thinko


Edited by Copper Bezel, 15 June 2017 - 06:11 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:06 PM

Mark Witton weighs in on tyrannosaur skin.

Mark Witton, if you don't know of him, is a professional paleoartist who takes his research as seriously as any paleontologist, and this case is no exception. He's written a long and detailed blog post that essentially covers every possible aspect of these tyrannosaur discoveries and the ensuing discussions.

 

His verdict: the fuzz is out. There are still some unknowns, but in terms of the most likely reconstruction to draw from the known evidence, tyrannosaurs had entirely scaly skin. But click through for the details.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 17 June 2017 - 08:06 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:45 AM

Well damn, that's a really convincing read. Looks like fully-grown Tyrannosaurs are once again more likely to have been largely void of feathers. I am intrigued by the idea that a feather covering is something that they may have had as juveniles and grew out of once they reached a size where it was no longer useful, though.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:12 PM

I am intrigued by the idea that a feather covering is something that they may have had as juveniles and grew out of once they reached a size where it was no longer useful, though.

That's been what I've thinking for years, although in the past few years I grew really fond of feathered rexes.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:36 PM

Maybe trexes were covered in blood all the time and scales are easier to clean.

Edited by NICK TYRANNO, 21 June 2017 - 12:39 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

That'd apply mostly to the faces I think, which were known to be free of fluff IIRC.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 07:51 PM

So with the Beasts of the Mezozoic Kickstarter raptors on their way out of the factory soon, David's next project seems to be coming along nicely.

 

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:04 PM


I kinda don't want to know the price those are gonna come in at.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:16 PM

Goddamn that's beautiful.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:31 AM

I know on Facebook he said there's going to be a rather large Triceratops in the new line as well. My wallet weeps in terror.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 01:42 PM

I forgot all about those.  It's really tempting to buy one, but which one!!



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:05 PM

Are there gonna be any protoceratops? They'd make for a nice little pack of two or three.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:46 PM

Oh gosh how awesome would a psittacosaurus be. = o


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:36 PM

Mark Witton weighs in on tyrannosaur skin.

Mark Witton, if you don't know of him, is a professional paleoartist who takes his research as seriously as any paleontologist, and this case is no exception. He's written a long and detailed blog post that essentially covers every possible aspect of these tyrannosaur discoveries and the ensuing discussions.

 

His verdict: the fuzz is out. There are still some unknowns, but in terms of the most likely reconstruction to draw from the known evidence, tyrannosaurs had entirely scaly skin. But click through for the details.

 

Heh.

 


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 08:30 AM

Winged dinosaurs!

The first of these dinosaurs, given the adorable moniker Yi qi, was described by paleontologist Xing Xu and colleagues in 2015. While the small dinosaur had a coating of fuzz, its wings were primarily made up of a membrane stretched between the fingers and body. The dinosaur’s wings were more like those of bats, which wouldn’t evolve for more than 100 million years, or like the leathery wings of contemporary flying reptiles called pterosaurs.

Yi was unlike any dinosaur ever found—until now. Chinese Academy of Sciences paleontologist Min Wang and colleagues have just named a second bat-like dinosaur related to Yi in the journal Nature: Ambopteryx longibrachium.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:01 PM

Well damn. Now all of our Swoop jokes will be less funny.


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