I go by fourthage. The URL has a dash because someone beat me to the unhyphenated version.

I'm a bit of a magpie. I love the natural world (satisfies both the "ooh shiny!" and "color!" impulses). I also like being ridiculously fannish about made-up people and worlds. It's mostly Mass Effect right now, but I'm also into Dragon Age, Tolkien, Miyazaki movies, and other miscellaneous Japanese comics and games.


Néle Azevedo :Ice Men Figuriines in Belfast, Ireland

brazilian artist néle azevedo ,presented as part of the belfast
festival at queen’s university in northern ireland.
the artwork is a collection of hundreds of carved ‘ice-men’, ‘Monumento Minimo’, perched readily side by side on the steps of custom house in the city of belfast, a carefully prepared intervention that slowly thawed under the heat of the day. the figures sit slouched, with legs dangling – an oddly charming set of characters
full of aloof charisma. the project was selected by the curator of the event as a tribute to titanic victims,  the ephemeral artwork a powerful expression of  the transitory nature of life, and death.

(via sanaesakurai)


this was the coolest bit of the whole museum, and it was right in the doorway haha… an entire preserved woolly rhino :> i’m going to draw it some time soon

(via fistfulofgammarays)

I meant to post this earlier, but there’s a chance a few of you might get duplicate postcards this time around. The app kept crashing on the confirmation screen, and I did a couple of the postcards twice because I couldn’t tell if they went through or not.


Genus Cassiopea 

(upside-down jellyfish)

Genus cassiopea is a genus of jellyfish  commonly known as Upside-down jellyfish found in coastal regions around the world in mangroves, mudflats and turtle grass. they earned the name upside-down jellyfish due to the Medusa stage usually lives upside down with the tentacles in the “air” and the bell on the bottom like a sea anemone, they then sit on the floor and feed. their sting is relatively mild as the animals are primarily photosynthetic. they have a symbiotic relationship with the urchin crab (Dorippe frascone) who picks up the cnidarian and carries it on its back and the jellyfish defends the crab. the genus includes 8 species: C.andromeda,C.depressa,C.frondosa,C.medusa,C.mertensi,C.ndrosia,C.ornata,C.xamachana. people often think something is wrong with the animals as they sit on the bottom and just pulse but they are fine.



*Also yay 200th post!!

(via theherocomplex)


heck yea cute girlfriends!!

(via madamebadger)

Tali and Kal made a bunch of pretty pink babies.  XD

And my throw-two-random-dragons-together nest made five ridiculously good-looking babies.  I haven’t decided what I’m doing with all of them yet, but like always, just let me know if one catches your eye.

(links to dragons, left-right, top to bottom: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 )

Asker demonoflight Asks:
Shepard interacting with children (maybe refugees on the Citadel during the Reaper War?) and making Garrus think "I want to have/adopt babies with that woman"?
fourth-age fourth-age Said:


“I don’t suppose you have any idea who this little monster belongs to?”

Garrus, crouched beside the cot of a wounded turian soldier who was trying very hard to give him a report, glanced over his shoulder, lifting his brow plates. Faint query turned into genuine astonishment when he realized Shepard was toting a tiny turian on one hip. The child blinked at him, her huge amber eyes so reminiscent of his missing sister’s his breath caught, frozen somewhere between loss and grief and desperate hope he’d see Solana again. 

Shepard hitched the child up, settling her more firmly on her hip. The little girl gave a pleased chirp and snuggled closer, one arm wrapped tight around Shepard’s neck while the other clutched at the fall of red hair. As Garrus watched, the child gave Shepard’s ponytail a tug and stuck the end in her mouth, mandibles flicking into a satisfied smile. Shepard made a pained face, but her eyes shone and she made no attempt to extricate her hair from the child’s ministrations.

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This exact scenario happened to me the other day. Thanks, Garrus.


(via servantofclio)

Pretty hatchlings!  That last snapper baby is killing me.  If he doesn’t sell, I will probably end up keeping him on myself.

(on pages 3 & 4 of my lair)


Perfect landing!


Perfect landing!

(via ursulacousland)

Anna Rose, sleep well tonight
Lost and alone on some forgotten highway
A thousand years, a thousand more
Well I don’t believe in God
Spin it, let’s begin it.

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