Triple Helix is a kinetic sculpture by Reuben Margolin.
Margolin on his project:
For years now, whenever my mind was free to drift, I’ve invariably found myself trying to imagine the confluence of three waves. I had a feeling the forms created would be beautiful, and somehow true to this world. But the design proved wonderfully elusive, and the mental pursuit took me down all sorts of paths…
The Triple Helix has 1027 hexagonal wood blocks, a welded steel frame, three aluminum helices and a polycarbonate matrix with 9280 pulleys. The sheer number of parts combined with a high level of precision almost got the better of me, but served to dramatically increase both the fluidity and variability. The combined amplitude is greater than the diameter, resulting in a continuous wavescape of steep contours and smooth curves. The forms are mathematically complex, full of unexpected saddles and peaks. At the same time its sensuousness reminds me of traditional figure drawing: I keep wanting to get a pad of paper and spend time studying each pose it takes.
You can see it in motion in this video:
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george w. bush stares in confusion and horror at his tumblr dashboard. his hand trembles over the reblog button. behind him, thousands of figurines line the walls. gundams, evas, wall-e, c-3po. r2d2 stares at him expectantly.
which part of his identity will he deny
This is a very good question anon! As a reptile appreciator I’m probably not the best person to ask, but I’ll list some of the reasons I think people do not like reptiles:
- people don’t find them as easy to read or understand their body language. They’re very different from mammals, lacking ears or facial expression which are easy indicators of an animals mood
- people think they’re slimy and associate that “sliminess” with something being gross / unhealthy / bad
- cultural - snakes in particular often have negative stories within cultures and few loudly reverie or admire reptiles
- some people don’t like that many eat “cuter” animals like rodents
- the lack of eyelids or distinctly reptilian eyes seems frightening or scary
Really I could sum it up with - when people are taught by their family or native culture (and society) that reptiles are “bad” for various reasons (some which are legitimate in areas with venomous species) and fear of the unknown. Media also tends to perpetuate the idea that reptiles are something to be afraid off with the way in which herptile related news stories are delivered, to even how reptiles are treated in films or tv shows.
Note: I’ve not included “innate fear of predators” because non-venomous reptiles do not pose as significant a threat to humans as predators such as lions or tigers, which people flock to zoos to see on a daily basis.
I dunno, I think a person’s fear of snakes could be compared to one’s fear of spiders. I think there’s something deep in our brains that says “THAT COULD BE VENOMOUS. WATCH YOURSELF." Natural selection and all that.
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In lieu of real Dark Souls 2 information (re: sorry), here is a gallery of the best screenshots ever taken in Dark Souls.
This grossed me the fuck out. And I don’t wanna be the only person repulsed by this so I’m gonna reblog it for all of you!
You’re welcome :)
A gorgeous family of lovable and cool animals. Sorry, you’re just kind of a weiner.
But they come in their own little pokeballs…
Velvet worms, once thought to be extinct is a fascinating ancient, caterpillar-like animals that have changed little over the last 400 million years.
Don’t let the downy appearance of the velvet worm fool you, they might be nearly blind but these curious creatures hunt their prey by spraying them with an adhesive mucous before sucking out their inside. It can slime its prey from 1-2 feet away, and paralyze it. The slime is also squirted in self-defence. An enemy with a face full of slime gives the velvet worm time to escape.
I am entirely horrified.