layla-miller:

I REALLY HATE WHEN PEOPLE ARE RUDE TO TEACHERS FOR NO REASON

WOW!!!! A TEACHER WANTS ME TO PAY ATTENTION!!!! HOW CRUEL!!!!!

WHOA!!!!!! A TEACHER WANTS ME TO BE IN UNIFORM!!!!!! WHAT A BITCH!!!!!!!!

OH MAN!!!!!!!!!! A TEACHER WANTS ME TO PUT MY PHONE AWAY!!!!!!!! WHAT AN ASSHOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GEEZ!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW SHE’S YELLING AT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK DID I EVER DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nevelpepperman:

it makes me truly furious because there’s a whole lot of great things on the internet such as comics and webshows and really good people with amazing art and people who can act very well and flat-out funny people and out of all of them the one thing that gets its own tv show is

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this fucking thing

thexenobiologist asked:

Hey, what's the deal with all this stuff about new Spinosaurus material? I can't find any concrete information about it, and it conflicts with the material you've previously mentioned.

skeletaldrawing answered:

Since this is like the 3 question I’ve gotten on the issue (apologies to theload and osteobones) my answer for now is simple: we have to wait for the paper.

It’s been an open secret for a while that there was new material (there’s actually more than just what is incorporated into the upcoming Nat Geo announcement), but since I haven’t seen any of the specimens in person I have not incorporated them into my reconstructions until such time as they get published. Remember, if it isn’t published in a peer-reviewed journal, it isn’t science yet

Since Nat Geo has scheduled a press event for later in September, I have to assume that the paper will be published soon (like in the coming few weeks). Then we can evaluate whether the new specimen(s) are a composite, or if Spinosaurus is simply weirder than we had previously realized. The scalloped dorsal spines would not themselves be a huge surprise, but some of the other proportions would be. Either way it’s certainly exciting, but we can’t know how exciting until the facts become part of the scientific body of data, and so far they are not. 

But hopefully soon. /fingers crossed