22. College student. Totally Awesome.
WWE. NBA. Hunger Games. Harry Potter. Mortal Instruments. Divergent. Criminal Minds. Doctor Who. The Walking Dead. Breaking Bad. Community. Dexter. Victorious. The Mentalist. Big Bang Theory. The Vampire Diaries. Coheed and Cambria. Foo Fighters. Motion City Soundtrack. Avenged Sevenfold. The Used. Jimi Hendrix. The Ramones. Rush. Clerks. Superbad. Halloween. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. Spiral. Evil Dead. Inglourious Basterds. The Avengers. Nolan's Batman. Iron Man. Scott Pilgrim. Inception. And zombies. Always, always zombies.
Jade grounds Tori // deleted scene from Playdate.
Because it was already too gay.
The Red River giant softshell turtle is a very rare and critically endangered species of softshell turtles. There’s an estimate of only FOUR of these beautiful creatures remaining. At 39 inches in length, 28 inches in width, and weighing around 440 pounds, the Red River softshell turtle holds the title of being the largest freshwater turtle in the world.
Only four specimens are known to live in Vietnam and China, one at Hoan Kiem Lake, one at Dong Mo Lake Son Tay in Vietnam, and two at the Suzhou Zoo in China. The turtle residing in Hoan Kiem Lake in is known as the symbol of Vietnam’s independence. The two captive turtles were brought together in China and have since produced eggs but sadly, the eggs failed to develop. At the time of their mating process, the male was one hundred years old and the female was eighty. The Turtle Survival Alliance released a statement saying, “A number of the eggs had very thin shells, suggesting that the diet of the animals prior to breeding was not optimal.” The two turtle are now being prepared for another round of mating, while being fed a high-calcium diet in an effort to strengthen the eggs. Liu Jinde, the director of the zoo said, “We’ve worked very hard on this, We ought to succeed. The turtles are very healthy.”
The Red River softshell turtle is on the brink of extinction thanks to habitat loss, hunting, consumption, and medical research. A recent plan to build hydropower cascade of 12 dams on the Red River in China may flood all of its habitat and change the ecosystem of lower Vietnam.
I may be over thinking this portrait but to me there is so much symbolism:
-Katniss not sitting in the chair, because she doesn’t abide by the Capitols rules
-She is the only one so far looking directly at us, to show that she isn’t intimidated by the Capitol, but the others were.
-She’s holding the white rose down to show her feelings of superiority over it, with President Snow being the rose.
-Unlike the others, Katniss has a simple and plain chair. It’s because Katniss was a simple girl from The Seam who became the symbol of the rebellion.