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arsanatomica:

The skull of the Chinese Water Deer is one of the most iconic skulls out there. 

Like many small Asian deer species, it does not have antlers. Instead the males fight each other with their extremely sharp tusks, slashing at rivals with downward head swings. 

When not actively shanking others, the tusks can be folded back slightly., so they don’t interfere with eating. 

Deer with GIANT FANGS.   That they can MOVE.   Dammit people that is freaking COOL. 

Robin Williams.    You will be missed by so many.   I’m sorry, so sorry, to hear you suffered, and your last moments here were spent feeling that lost sense of desperation to which suicide feels like the only release.  I wish your last moments could have been different.  You deserved better. You made a difference sir.   Truly, you did, to more people than you ever could have met in person.   The roles you played, the stories you helped tell….your part in them was precious.   You taught small children that adulthood didn’t mean a loss of fun and joy.  That phenomenal cosmic power means nothing without freedom. To clap for fairies.  That fathers can love their children more than air.  I know when you’re alone with yourself, it doesn’t seem to matter.  In the battle fought in the deepest darkest corners of the mind…..nobody matters anymore.    The beast within yourself has a bitter tongue, and shines a bright magnifying light on every flaw you ever imagined having. Against that sort of enemy, any person….no matter how admired and loved…becomes small.    Some may judge you because you couldn’t fight any more.   I wish I could tell each and every one of them individually to shut their mouths. Thank you Robin, for all the times you fought and won.    Thank you for the times the battle raged inside and no one ever knew.  Thank you for the minutes, days and years that gave the people who loved your spirit, your acting, your voice.    

Robin Williams.    

You will be missed by so many.   I’m sorry, so sorry, to hear you suffered, and your last moments here were spent feeling that lost sense of desperation to which suicide feels like the only release.

 I wish your last moments could have been different.  You deserved better. 

You made a difference sir.   Truly, you did, to more people than you ever could have met in person.   The roles you played, the stories you helped tell….your part in them was precious.   

You taught small children that adulthood didn’t mean a loss of fun and joy.  That phenomenal cosmic power means nothing without freedom. To clap for fairies.  That fathers can love their children more than air.  

I know when you’re alone with yourself, it doesn’t seem to matter.  In the battle fought in the deepest darkest corners of the mind…..nobody matters anymore.    The beast within yourself has a bitter tongue, and shines a bright magnifying light on every flaw you ever imagined having.

Against that sort of enemy, any person….no matter how admired and loved…becomes small.    

Some may judge you because you couldn’t fight any more.   I wish I could tell each and every one of them individually to shut their mouths.

Thank you Robin, for all the times you fought and won.    

Thank you for the times the battle raged inside and no one ever knew.  

Thank you for the minutes, days and years that gave the people who loved your spirit, your acting, your voice.

   




Oh…it’s just horrible.

I just read about Robin Williams death and I have to admit I was hoping other folks facebook statuses were a prank of some sort.

The world has lost a great source of joy with his loss. It’s even worse to think that a man that brought laughter to so many is lost via suicide.

After 14 and a half years we had to euthanize one of our oldest family members. Kashka was the queen of our household. We got her not too long after we got married, and our family will never be the same without her. I don’t really have words for how deep our loss is. Kash has always been there, always…and now she’s gone.

After 14 and a half years we had to euthanize one of our oldest family members. Kashka was the queen of our household. We got her not too long after we got married, and our family will never be the same without her. I don’t really have words for how deep our loss is. Kash has always been there, always…and now she’s gone.