wiki on bird anatomy:
The chest consists of the furcula (wishbone) and coracoid (collar bone), (etc)
Ok, so the coracoid is the collar bone then? Ok, so what’s the furcula?
Woah.. wait.. a clavicle IS a collar bone. WTF ARE YOU SAYING WIKI?!
A coracoid is a paired bone which is part of the shoulder assembly in all vertebrates except therian mammals (therians = marsupials andplacentals). In therian mammals (including humans), a coracoid process is present as part of the scapula, but this is not homologous with the coracoid bone of most other animals.
OK… Ok… sooo…. THIS is why we don’t take Wikipedia at face value. Soo… in conclusion, I should get a proper book on bird anatomy. While most of the internet seems to agree that the coracoid connects to the sternum, there seems to be some confusion as to wether it is bridging the sternum to the scapula or the humerus…. as far as I can tell it looks like it connects to the scapula but meets it at the socket of the humerus. This is very confusing. But it definitely appears that the description of the coracoid as a “collar bone” is inaccurate, as the equivalent in humans is the apparently the “coracoid process” which comes off from the scapula.
Anyone who thinks they understand anatomy should try crossing their knowledge with animal anatomy and see how sharp their skills really are.
Spent all day drawing dinosaurs at the ROM today. Then I went and got a new fedora and a new backpack. My sustenance consisted of peanut butter and jam toast for a late breakfast, then nothing but tea until like, 10pm. Because getting food after getting to the ROM would require me to leave the ROM which would mean I would loose out on drawing time. Once again I run off on the theory that art is equal to food. I even had a lot of extra time to walk down to MEC to meet my friends and instead of stopping for food I stopped to look in art supply stores.
Priorities: I has them.
I’ll post dino picks tomorrow, and the completed GIF.
I was all pumped to wake up early today knowing that my flight to the UK was booked and that I could stop worrying about it. But I still felt all stressed so I was all “I’m going to finally go to the ROM and do that dinosaur drawing I’ve been meaning to do! WOOT DRAWING SKELETONS AND STUDYING ANATOMY OF PREHISTORIC BEASTS! It will be the best day ever!”
But my brain had plans other than sleeping as soon as my head hit the pillow last night and didn’t shut off until like 5:30am or something stupid like that. By the time I got up, (because a cat was attempting to throw up on my bed), threw the sheets in the was, took a shower, made breakfast and walked the dog, it was no longer worth the time or money to go because I’d have to head back before closing to be at another event.
In other news my iPod has apparently died, and refuses to charge anymore. Yet another reason on my list of “why I should get the new iPhone 4S.” Also, did you know that safari automatically corrects “iPod” and “iPhone” to have the second letter capitalized?
Huh. Well, back to animating that gif then! At least I can still accomplish SOMETHING today. Maybe I’ll do the dishes too if I can figure out where all that stuff in the drying rack goes. The worst part about being in limbo, staying with friends and such for over a month while waiting for flights and VISAs to sort themselves out is doing nothing of useful value for such a long period of time. I’ve been enjoying volunteering for helping with the girl guides, or small tasks like putting away deck chairs for the coming winter because it stops me from feeling so stagnant and gives me a bit of routine. You hear about people who retire and then spend the rest of their days at a tropical resort playing golf, and then you hear about the people who retire then keep showing up to work, or start volunteering, or take a new job for the sake of having something to do. I think 40 years down the line I shall be in the later category, because it turns out not doing anything useful drives me ABSOLUTELY BATTY.
Mike Rowe has a fantastic TED talk about the value of happiness found in a hard day’s work. As much as I like the occasional sci-fi marathon, I think I can understand the concept of finding contentment in shovelling holes in the ground if it means you’ve accomplished something at the end of the day.
with haiku is that you just
get started and then” —Roger McGough (via theweightofemptiness)
- Professor River Song
- Doctor Daniel Jackson
- Indiana Jones
River and Indy would get along famously and discuss their favourite weapons! … Daniel would get mad at them for breaking all the pots and using femurs as torches and defacing the oldest cliff in the universe. But if they ever had to shoot their way out of a situation together… shit would go down.
I have on that note decided that I should draw these three together… After I finish this GIF.