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19 July 2019 @ 08:01 pm
Cross-posted to primeval_denial.

Embolotherium is a genus of brontothere that lived in Mongolia in the Eocene. Brontotheres were mamals and belonged to the same order as horse and rhinoceroses. Although Brontotheres looked rather like rhinos they were actually more closely related to horses.

Embolotherium's most distinctive feature is the is the strange large wedge at the front of the skull. It seems to be entirely unclear what this is for. It is hollow and fragile so is unlikely to have been used for fighting (or as a battering ram despite the fact that embolotherium means "battering ram beast"). Male, female and juvenile embolotherium all have the wedge so it is unlikely to have been some kind of sexual display feature. It may have had some use for signalling by acting as a resonator for sound.

No complete Embolotherium skeletons exist though a number of skulls have been found plus some other material. Comparison to other brontotheres suggests the creature was about 2.5m tall at the shoulder. Two species have been firmly identified and a number of others named but their identification is contested.


Wikipedia: Embolotherium
Wikipedia: Brontotheridae

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15 July 2019 @ 05:17 pm

An Eevee (Cartoon Pokemon) next to a tree trunk.
I took this because it was a "challenge" in Pokemon Go not because I had a sudden vision of the perfect composition of a cartoon Pokemon and a tree trunk. This is probably obvious.

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A grassy field with low rectangular concrete blocks marking where stones used to be.  A group of people stand in a circle in the centre.
Sanctuary near Avebury with bonus possibly Pagans.

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10 July 2019 @ 07:09 pm
Reading: Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon which went on my "to buy" list a long time ago when Pon was vaguely active in some LJ groups I frequented, I then dropped it from my list following a hugely negative review by Winterfox and put it back on when the general pattern of Winterfox's reviews was made public. It is, so far, so YA fiction (not my favourite genre). I'm not very far in however and it may pick up as events unfold.

Listening: Well today it was In our time on Lorca, Lazy Doctor Who on the Abominable Snowman part 1, and Sticky Notes on a Bruckner symphony (number 9? maybe?).

Watching: In the absence of Tame Layman, the teenager and I watched several episodes of Blake's 7. She is much enamoured of the costumes (and Servalan has yet to put in an appearance). The last episode we watched was The Web which is the first B7 episode I haven't watched multiple times and so was new to me (I mean, I probably saw the last half* of it when it was first transmitted but I have no memory of that).

* I missed the first half of all Blake's 7 season 1 episodes as a child because they clashed with a ballet lesson.

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09 July 2019 @ 09:19 pm
All images under the cut because there may be spoilers for the Han Solo Movie. I don't know if there are spoilers because I have not seen the movie, but there are definitely some new bits to this Millennium Falcon model.

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DVD cover for Day of the Daleks.  Jon Pertwee's Doctor is centre with Jo behind him to the left and an Organ on the Right.  Two Daleks stand either side of the picture facing towards the Doctor.

This is currently in the randomiser though since Tame Layman is in Wyoming you will have wait for a review.

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04 July 2019 @ 08:35 pm

The Doctor, Bill and Nardole standing outside the Tardis from Eaters of Light. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole hugging from Twice Upon a Time. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole from Eaters of Light. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole standing together - looks like a publicity shot. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole hugging from Oxygen.

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Texture in the first by bigbang_mint, in the fourth by eowyn_rus and in the last by simpleandclean.

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03 July 2019 @ 08:01 pm

EV3 Robot. Initio Robot. Pi2Go Robot. Robot from the STRANDS project. Two Mira Robots.

And a bonus Blade/Lester icon. Blade is an original character in the Primeval fandom (which has a lot of those for Reasons). I think I made this in response to fredbassett's secret Santa story in which Blade is acting as bodyguard to Lester, but I could be wrong. Anyway, since I don't suppose there is much general call for Blade/Lester icons, I only made one.

Lester from Primeval plus the OC Blade.

Snagging is free. Credit is appreciated. Comments are loved.

Texture in the fourth robot icon by spiritcoda, in the fifth by viciousgurl and in the Blade/Lester icon by erniemay.

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