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Mozzarella does her best impression of a sausage.
I just love how after he asks if it’s a sausage, it looks down like “oh shit! I am a sausage :o”
"Are you a sausage?"
"*cats looks down and back up* yah"
I love it when cats open their mouths wide open and all that comes out is a small peep
I fucking love this video. I LOVE IT SO MUCH
"But Tanner!" you cry. "That’s almost all of the dragons on the sixth page of your lair, plus a bunch at the bottom of the fifth! That’s fifteen whole dragons!"
Eighteensixteen whole dragons! I’m sick of looking at them and if they don’t find homes tonight or tomorrow, they’re all going straight to Plaguemomma. It’s getting towards the Coatl/Wildclaw/Imp end of the month again and I need space for actually good dragons. The guttertrash needs to go.
Prices start at 15k. Offers via Crossroads and PM are very welcome, and I’ll happily hold dragons for folks who ask politely.
NOTE: Brolga is level 25, and as such I will not accept less than 65-70k for him. He is untictured, and won’t be listed on the AH until tomorrow. Offers welcomed.SOLD! Thank you!
Help me clear out my lair, guys. A lot of these AH listings will be expiring in a few hours, but as a general rule, if a dragon is naked and has no familiar, it is for sale and I will be happy to hear from interested lairs.
THE MASS EXALT FLASH SALE IS NOW IN ITS FINAL HOUR. GRAB THESE GARBAGE EATERS WHILE YOU CAN.
Vayne is now on hold for another lair. You can ask me to hold dragons for you, too! If you’d like to save one of these guys for yourself, just shoot me a PM and I’ll take them off the AH and pop a yellow bib on them so that they don’t accidentally get sold or exalted.
Flash sale ends at 18:30 server time.
Alright, Five Nights at Freddy’s fandom, ready for a real life animatronic horror story? Here’s a little look into The Rock-afire Explosion, an animatronic band that played at Showbiz Pizza between 1980 and 1992, before Showbiz bought out the rights to Chuck E. Cheese and began using those characters.
The band was created by Aaron Fechter, the creator of Whack-A-Mole and so many other advancements in modern animatronics. He doesn’t get much recognition for this, as he’s been overshadowed by Walt Disney on so many things, so not many know all that much about him. The information I have is all based on both personal experience and an interview with a woman who worked at at Showbiz Pizza through her college years.
The characters of Rock-Afire explosion were less child-friendly than the Chuck E. Cheese characters were. They made adult-centered jokes, swore from time to time, and weren’t designed in the same cutesy way the Chuck E. Cheese characters were. This was the 80’s, so folks didn’t care nearly as much, but the designs were enough to cause quite a few meltdowns in children.
Fatz Geronimo, the gorilla and keyboard player to the band, has always had demonic red eyes, where the others all had standard black pupils. Fatz in general was always terrifying, but Fechter refused to change the design due to brand recognition. It’s said by Showbiz Pizza that Fatz was the most popular character, but the worker I interviewed stated that he’d caused children to cry, break down, and hide away from the stage at least once every other day at the location where she worked. She had even said that when she did night cleaning, his eyes would appear to almost glow, and follow her around. There has also been talk of other characters that had the same red, glowing eyes that Fatz did, but were later removed and replaced with standard black pupils. It’s incredibly hard to find footage of these.
However, there was one large-scale character completely removed, without replacement. Uncle Klunk. Uncle Klunk was Fechter’s latest and most advanced creation, with twice as many movements as the others, and the ability to pick up objects. Since he was a prototype of a new kind of animatronic, he was only added to a few locations. Unfortunately, his initial model received awful feedback, from both Showbiz, and the customers. It got such horrible feedback, there was a show recorded in which he was referred to as an abomination by the other characters. There were even moments where they would vaguely mention the fact that he ‘wasn’t going to be around long’, and he was ‘moving on to other things’, in such a way that it seemed like they were plotting something. These recordings are incredibly hard to find, but you can see a small portion of one here.
There were also a few mini-characters that were also changed or removed due to how much they scared children. Since removal of a small character that wasn’t a big part of the show was simple, and they weren’t on any merchandise, it was much easier to have them removed or added to shows, with the exception of the Sun and Moon, who were permanent characters. The mini-characters were interchangeable, some shows had them all, others only had a few. From what I’ve understood, it was as simple as taking out any scenes and songs with them in it. These characters were essentially disposable.
A good example of one of these would be Antioch the birthday spider, one of the characters that would only come out during birthday related scenes and songs. He’s still used in Fechter’s private show (which I will be bringing up quite a bit), but he wasn’t seen in many Showbiz locations. Unlike some other mini-characters, he once had a speaking voice, that was “a low, quiet, garbled gibberish”, and the other characters would speak to him as if they could understand him perfectly…but segments with him never made any sense, since the characters would never repeat what he said or give any clue as to what he was speaking about. His model was a bit goofier than Fatz, but he was still known to scare children. This is the only audio of him speaking that I could find.
The other was Bad Frog, a frog that sat on a log, with giant, protruding fangs. It never spoke, and it was never mentioned. We have no idea why it ever existed, but it was removed. Photos of it are also notoriously hard to find.
After Showbiz transitioned to Chuck E. Cheese, Creative Engineering no longer worked with them for animatronics, which not only gave Fechter time to work on new things, it gave him complete freedom to do whatever he wanted with the Rock-afire Explosion, since he was no longer under contract. That being said, he used this freedom, and made the popular Arcade Fire cover video, in which he purposefully glitched out the animatronics so that their eyes would twitch and their bodies would twitch, and used frightening imagery like explosions and syringes in their arms and eyes. This was an official production from Fechter himself. Link here.
He also began research on a new type of fuel to power animatronics in 2010. These fuels were Hydrillium and Carbohydrillium, both highly experimental fuels that he was inventing to burn cleaner than propane. He had been studying fuel efficiency as far back as 1972, and since he was no longer working with Showbiz, he had more time to research. The side effects of longtime exposure to these fuels were unknown.
In 2013, there was a gas leak from one of the animatronics powered with this fuel, which lead to the explosion of his workshop. The animatronics, including their fur and clothing, were all completely unharmed…
That’s all the lore I have for this segment! Up next, Disney animatronics!
JUST GONNA LEAVE THIS HERE
今日もいい顔〜 よか顔ね〜 Smile (via makonatu @makonatu | Websta (Webstagram))This dog is very very very stressed.notactuallycute
this dog is not stressed— this is a shiba that is very happy. Sibes do this as well :P
The lip licks though…? I’m not super familliar with the breed so, if not the overall body language, the lip licks are a stress sign…?
not all lip licks are a stress sign in all breeds— sometimes excitement can cause premature licking. It’s like they can’t control their excitement when they see something or someone that is about to pet them that they already picture themselves licking them. I’ve had dogs run up to me who have started picturing themselves licking my face from almost 10 feet back.
This dog is just very excited/submissive (not like in a cesar millan way), but you can tell in the first gif where she kicks out her leg. That’s an impatient kick like “yo human get your butt over here and give me a belly rub.” When Ivy is outside and someone approaches our fence, she jumps up, ears back, and starts licking the air before the person approaches. She also runs up to people in the house with her body twisted, tail wagging, ears back, tongue going before it touches their face. Some dogs just express excitement differently. You can actually see the dog’s tail wag harder when the person talks to her, and her ears go even more back.
This isn’t a dog shutting down, trying to ask a human to back away, it’s an “omg this is a person going to give me attention and lovins I don’t know how to control myself OMGomgomg.”
Shibas and sibes are similar in how they greet people they love—
Here are some videos of happy shibas doing the same thing:
Shiba’s are actually pretty famous for their smiles :P
this is what is going on in scotland right now.
dont ignore this.
there is NO coverage of the rioting on the news which is why its so important that you dont ignore this.
please stay safe if you live in scotland.
my partner actually went to the yes rally in george square a couple days ago and said the no guys were indeed doing nazi salutes
we are not making this up there’s video and photographic proof of neo nazi attacks
please educate yourselves and if you’re in Scotland keep yourselves safe
ironically, enforcing the idea that Youre Only Gay And Trans If You Cant Stop Thinking About It only further reinforces the idea that being cishet IS the default, IS the norm, that if you dont feel REALLY REALLY OVERWHELMINGLY not cishet you cant be queer or trans and its like, that way of thinking, that “exclusive club” mentality aint helpin nobody
society is VERY GOOD at making you feel like you arent queer or trans because a) it doesnt tell you about these identities in depth in the first place and b) it encourages you NOT to be gay or trans at all costs, so its no wonder so many people either bury any queer/trans feelings they might have (like I did) or just not even…realize these things about themselves because theres nothing for them to identify with since we are taught from pre-birth to be straight and cis
No one told me that trans or non-binary identities existed and I spent my entire life up until a couple of years ago just thinking that I was shit at being my assigned gender and that I just had to try harder even though it made me miserable.
I suffered with depression and developed severe anxiety over the course of 25 years because no one told me that trans or non-binary identities existed.
Society is a trash heap.
Since it was Munday, I decided to do a small art reference project for myself. And then I decided to make it public with the following notes.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
What NOT to do (front):
- Don’t chicken wing your arms! Although it might be easier to hold the rifle, you will make yourself a bigger target.
- Don’t close your one eye! You will lose your depth perception, which is crucial when you are on the move, or are trying to determine how far away your target is
- Don’t keep your legs haphazardly strewn about. You need to make sure you’re balanced!
What to do (front)
- Keep both eyes open
- Bend your elbows downwards and towards the ground to make yourself a smaller target
- Bend your knees to control the gun’s recoil + be ready to move.
What NOT to do (side)
- Don’t put the stock above your shoulder
- Don’t lean back.
- Both of the above reduce your control over the weapon and may result in a black eye, and the rifle flying backwards and out of your hands.
What to do (side)
- Bury the stock of the rifle into the meaty part of your shoulder
- Lean into the gun to keep the gun under control when the recoil of the gun kicks the gun upwards or to the side
- Bend your knees slightly to lean forward, as well as make yourself a smaller target
- The soldier is relaxed and is most likely moving around.
- His eyes are searching for possible threats
- His hands are still on the rifle, even if he has a sling on
Low Ready Stance
- Possible threat has been detected
- Entire body shifts towards threat direction
- Stock is shouldered
- Eyes are focused on the possible target
- Gun barrel is pointed in the target’s general direction, but not directly at the target.
- Immediate response
- Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
- "CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
So if you think you’re annoyed? millions of people voted no to independence because of this promise. most of the benefits none of the risk right? WRONG. as soon as they’ve got what they want they throw away the promise because scotland doesn’t matter to them. even tho only one conservative got elected in the whole of scotland they’re still in power and thats why nothing is going to change because they care about votes. and our votes basically don’t count.