(late) Fic gift for pimpunderthemountain
~2.1k words of how Azog broke his new pet to bridle.
"THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people."
i am so angry
cats that have faces like this with the colors split down the middle means that there were two cats in the mummy cats womb that merged together in the early stages of fertilization.
it’s actually called a chimera and is when 2 eggs fuse and 2 sperm fuse and then fertilise eachother to create an organism with 2 seperate sets of traits but we can make stuff up i guess
Actually, both of these would produce a chimera.
However, what you’re seeing here is actually selective X activation in a cell. In a female cat (XX), only one of the two X chromosomes can be active in a cell. The coat and eye color genes for orange/black and blue/green are both sex linked in cats, carried on the X. So in a female cat, you get a cell thats either a black cell or an orange cell. Ditto eye color. The splitting pattern is caused by the way a cell doubling and folding occur in the formation of the embryo during development. Everywhere you see black fur was originally from a single cell on the embryo that had the X with the gene for black fur active. Every cell with orange came from another single cell with the OTHER X active. thus why the face is split, but the paws are mirrored.
This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability.
favorite things about this
- literally all the brass starts to get the hang of it and then the crescendos happen and everyone is like FUCK FUCK FUCK??? FUCK. JUST. BLOW RLY HARD.
- the strings are lazy but also the same. like u can tell a lot of the ppl w/ the stringed instruments may already basically know how to play stringed instruments. like there’s definitely a section at the beginning where you hear a good portion going “oh yeah this is like. a smaller/bigger version of what i do.”
- all you hear of any woodwinds is just “pffffttt??? pFFFTTTT???? PFFFFFTTTT I SAID PFFFFTTTT!!!!!” bc woodwinds are fucking HARD and you hear after like the first crescendo half of them just give up. they give up. they’re done. fuck this it tastes weird and my lips hurt.
- that trumpet. that person is fucking TRYING man they fucking GOT this. they may not have figured out notes but they figured out LOUD and they GOT this.
It’s so beautiful that you don’t want to eat it…
And that’s why I would cry too.
THAT PIE IS BEAUTIFUL