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problemglyphs:

[YOUR ART IS BETTER THAN YOU THINK IT IS]

Anonymous asked you:

November 4th 2013, 12:09:00 am · 5 months ago

I’m terrified that if i can’t create something of meaning, then i don’t even exist . I am constantly failing to measure up, humiliated to be ‘not quite good enough’. Sometimes despair causes me to be tempted to become destructive and hateful just so i leave a mark. I feel disposable. I need the courage to grow, the faith to try. Is there a sigil for that?

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biologicalmarginalia:

Extant cetaceans exhibit hyperphalangy, a condition where the finger have an increased number of bones. The first digit, however,has a reduced number of bones (so hypophalangy) and is actually absent in several baleen whales; only Pilot Whales have hyperphalangy on this digit. The fifth digit generally has the ancestral number of bones for baleen whales but toothed whales typically have reduction; Kogia is an exception with hyperphalangy. In toothed whales, the second and third digits have the most number of bones whereas in baleen whales it is the third and fourth digits.

First Image: (A) Orca, (B) Sperm Whale, (C) North Atlantic Right Whale, (D) Humpback Whale, (E) Ichthyosaur (Stenopterygius sp.)

Second Image: (A) Orca, (B) North Atlantic Right Whale, (C) Sei Whale

Cooper, L. et al. (2007) Evolution of Hyperphalangy and Digit Reduction in the Cetacean Manus. The Anatomical Record 290 654–672

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ag-ness-a:

1. Auguste Faguet (1841–1886) was a noted 19th-century French botanical illustrator, well known for his contributions to major botanical works.

2. Amanita muscaria © Anita Walsmit Sachs SBA, ASBA, Cert. Botanical Merit 2004

3. Amanita muscaria by Albin Schmalfuß, 1897

4. Worthington George Smith (1835 - 1917) Watercolour on paper, 1865, © Natural History Museum