So I’ve started a second tumblr, prompted by a class I’m taking at school on The Field of Pleasure. This class examines pleasure (in its myriad forms) in contemporary life. This could be sexual pleasure, or pleasure derived from making/viewing art. It could be sensory pleasure. It could be any number of things. In this tumblr, I’ll be compiling things related to the topic of pleasure (and probably sexuality/orientation/gender/queerness and a smattering of other related but not quite on topic things). If you know me at all, you’ll know that I’ve had a long-standing interest in sex research and sex-positive advocacy, so I can say now that it will be a running theme, though not the entirety of what I’m compiling.
ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups have successfully evolved flight: Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs, which are NOT dinosaurs, and are an extremely diverse group of reptiles! Pterodactyl is not the only one. However, birds ARE dinosaurs. Avian dinosaurs!
Wings are not some extra structure you tack on to a creature and somehow the arms go away— they ARE arms. Think about that when you are designing creatures with wings and also giving them arms. That means your creature has six limbs.
Next anatomy post: The anatomy and evolution of DRAGONS. If you guys have any requests, feel free to send them in!