Cosmo the telepathic space dog appreciation post
Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)
The fossa is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal that is endemic to Madagascar. The fossa is the largest mammalian carnivore on the island. Adults have a head-body length of 70–80 cm (28–31 in) and weigh between 5.5–8.6 kg (12–19 lb), with the males larger than the females. It has semi-retractable claws and flexible ankles that allow it to climb up and down trees head-first, and also support jumping from tree to tree. It is found solely in forested habitat, and actively hunts both by day and night. Over 50% of its diet consists of lemurs, the endemic primates found on the island; tenrecs, rodents, lizards, birds, and other animals are also documented as prey. Mating usually occurs in trees on horizontal limbs and can last for several hours. Except for mothers with young and occasional observations of pairs of males, animals are usually found alone, so that the species is considered solitary. Fossas communicate using sounds, scents, and visual signals. The fossa has been assessed as “Vulnerable" by the IUCN Red List since 2008. photo credits: Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo,
With all the craziness of Falcon as Captain America and Female Thor, so here are my thoughts about it…..
Falcon as Captain America is fine as he has the most experience in combat and superhero career (and not to mention, he is the best friend of Steve Rogers). Though I like to see Josiah X or Elijah Bradley known as Patriot (maybe as a sidekick), Remender only ruins it by killing off the C-List character to make the story with shock value for his shits and giggles.
As for Female Thor, I rather see the existing characters as substitutes such as Valkyrie, Sif or even Jane Foster than Angela or a whole new character nobody cares.
The whole inhumans thing bores me to death as it replaces the mutants by making them not so unique anymore and the storyline reminds me too much of filler Pokemon episodes for the formula of “Meet the Inhuman, catch the inhuman”. And I always thought that the Inhumans are supposed to have lower threshold to disease and pollution compared to mutants, superhumans, humans and others. So it doesn’t make sense for the newly manifested inhumans to live in New York without taking special care of themselves.
As for X-Men, I will not read anything that are tied-in to Axis crossover as it is written by Rick Remender and X-Men will be once again be overshadowed by high and mighty current Avengers who have become editors’ pets of Marvel ever since the movies gave them too much attention. The only X-Men related tie-in I am interested in buying is All-New X-Factor as it is written by Peter David and the comic has my favourite characters (e.g. Gambit and Quicksilver).
It really sucks that sucky writers like Rick Remender and Dennis Hopeless get all the attention by editors while the underrated superior writers like Chris Yost and Nick Spencer who write New Warriors and the latter, Superior Foes of Spider-Man get nothing and feared by fans of getting cancelled.
Agreed. I prefer Hawkeye (Clint Barton) as a sarcastic smartass but cunning than a boring “HawkGuy” or bumbling idiot.
Justice Friends Avengers Poster vs. Marvel’s Avengers poster
JF poster by Steven Ray Brown
(See also: Dexter’s Lab vs. Big Bang Theory)
Justice (Vance Astrovik) has a little known ability besides telekinesis…ability to tell if a person is lying through telekinetic restraints like a lie detector.
- Justice: Four Balance v1 #1
Reblogging for a little fun fact of Justice (Vance Astrovik) from New Warriors.
Andean Mountain Cat (by OurBreathingPlanet)
The total population size of the Andean Cat could be below 2,500 mature individuals, with a declining trend. This small, sturdy cat is difficult to find – there have been only ten recorded sightings in 25 years.
Habitat loss though extensive mining, resource extraction for fuel and cattle grazing are the main threats to the Andean Cat, followed by hunting.
Hunting by local people who consider the Andean Cat a predator of their small domestic livestock has been frequently reported. These cats are also killed by dogs accompanying local shepherds, and hunted for food and traditional medicine in central Peru. While they have full protection at national levels, law enforcement is difficult, and recently hunted specimens have been observed in the field and for sale in special markets
For more information and to support the Andean Cat Alliance, see here
Muslim Heroes from Marvel Comics (updated version)
- Ms Marvel (Kamala Khan)
- M (Monet St Croix)
- Dust (Sooraya Qadir)
- Faiza Hussain
- Josiah X (Josiah Al Hajj Saddiq)
- Arabian Knight (Navid Hashim)
15 Ways To Beat Jet Lag
Spider-Man/New Warriors Annual Cross Over Hero Killers.
Some 1990s goodness.