Maybe it is one of my moody moments, but for the past week or so I've just been more and more unhappy here. What I'm saying is that just being around the site in general doesn't feel fun anymore and I'm forcing myself to enjoy things.
Concentration was a fun game, but I've grown disenchanted with it. I'm at this point where I don't feel like doing anything with it anymore. The same happened with that Final Fantasy write up I was doing. It was going to be so cool and I was going to include members and we'll all laugh at my stupidity in FF 1 and have a good time. Then, I just didn't feel like doing it anymore. I lost all motivation to write or play the game.
I guess it was really apparent in my Retro Fanzine. It took forever for the third volume to come out and that was mostly due to me not writing it because I didn't feel like it.
I guess I've just lost the spark I had when I first came back. Maybe I should have stayed as a dead member. No one but the Harvest Moon crew would have cared, and they are all gone too, mostly.
A few days ago I said I was going to take time off the site and just recharge. I came back too soon I think, and that's mostly my problem. Maybe I have bigger problems with mental stability than I think. It's a weakness that I absolutely cannot stand in myself so I try to soldier on and act like I'm fine when I'm probably not. Maybe I am fine and I'm just being over dramatic. That's what all this boils down to isn't it? Am I really insane or am I just over dramatic?
Anyway, I REALLY should take time off the site. I really should, but I know I won't. I'll wake up tomorrow and check my notifications here. I'll be back on Monday posting like a clown. I just gotta take time off for myself.
Maybe my best course of action is to quit entirely. Go back to old Neoblog post and change my password to something incoherent so I cannot log back into the site. That didn't work the first time.
Sorry for this post in advance. It is too personal for a Neoblog, I guess.
Platybelodon -- "Flat tusk" Was an average sized relative to modern day elephants. Platybelodon lived during the Late Miocene and only weighed a couple tons. But a close relative of Platybelodon; Ambelodon (meaning "Shovel tusk") both lived in wet environments, such as swamps, lakes, and rivers throughout Africa and Eurasia. But what made them so bizarre was their double lower tusk... It's theorized that these animals used the double lower tusk like a spork, digging it deep into the swampy muck and pulling up large amounts of vegetation. Alternatively, they could've used it to strip bark from trees or to grasp and cut down tree branches.
Perhaps one of the most confusing animals of all time. It had 7 pairs of legs and 7 pairs of spines, Hallucigenia used these legs for transportation, (but perhaps this thumb-sized animal might've rather clinged to a rock instead), while relying on the spines on it's back for defense. But that's not all, identifying the head was also an obstacle... But finally, after 50 years, scientists have discovered which end was the head. The new model shows a pair of simple eyes, rings of teeth around the mouth, and a foregut lined with small teeth that would help aid with digestion. Hallucigenia was alot scarier than originally thought...
One of the weirdest creatures in history -- Opabinia. Perhaps the first thing you notice about this prehistoric creature are probably the 5 simple eyes... This creature also had a long, flexible proboscis (that was tipped with grasping spines) to capture prey such as worms. The length of this proboscis was 1/3 of the animal's entire body length (which was about 4-7 centimeters -- 2-3 inches).
When the reconstruction of Opabinia was revealed in a scientific meeting in 1972...people laughed. But soon the reconstruction was confirmed and Opabinia is still one of the most bizarre creatures of the Burgess Shale fauna; and prehistory as a whole...
Guys, I just want you guys to know I won't be here for the next two weeks. I'm going to Washington D.C next week and then Alabama the week after that, I'll try to post videos on my channel as often as possible. Sorry, guys... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg83YJA_lb8St2sH1dACe5A
I'm thinking about my past again on the site. A trend on here currently is to look at the mypostcount thing on here and see how many posts we have in total. I took it a small step forward to look at my old posts just to review them.
I ended up reading a bit of my old posts in Harvest Moon and I was flooded by memories of the old gang. Most of them I haven't heard from in years.
Then I got to thinking how much of a jerk I was on occasions. This brought me here to write an apology to those people.
It was probably just a small incident in their lives which they probably don't care about at all, but I've been getting bad vibes lately. I don't know how to describe it, but it is kind of like Déjà vu except I kind or re-live the moment. It is usually quick, but I feel bad about things I have said.
Anyway, old friends, I'm sorry. I really am. I was a young gun back then and I thought I was cool.
There's others that probably deserve more of a personal apology, but it seems that is water under the bridge. I wasn't a good C Falcon back then.
Maybe I'm blowing this out of proportion. Maybe what happened wasn't so bad anyway and it is just me overreacting once again.
In any case, I was a little twerp back then, man. My posts were awful and borderline spam!
If any of my old pals are reading this, send me a PM. I'll chat it out with you or give you that personal apology. Both?
Prehistory has had its fair share of large animals. But we only really think of dinosaurs and maybe a big shark or crocodile. But what about snakes?
Anacondas and Pythons are huge snakes in the present day. But roughly 40,000,000 years ago in what is now Egypt, another, larger snake lived... It's called Gigantophis and it grew over 10 meters long! It was the largest snake to ever live... But in 2009, that record was broken. The new record, belonging to Titanoboa -- "titanic boa", lived approximately 60-58 million years ago (just after the K-T extinction) and grew anywhere from 12.8-14.8 meters in length and 1 meter wide (at the thickest part). Titanoboa's habitat would've been wet and this giant snake could have eaten anything it wanted: Birds, turtles, mammals, and even crocodiles! Titanoboa wasn't a venomous snake, but as the name suggests, it was a constrictor. Titanoboa was strong enough to squeeze the life out of its prey before swallowing it whole...
As a man, I often feel like my schedule is full running. I am varsity on my cross country team. Two Sat. ago, I went to Brown County in Nashville(I live in Indy), then last week, I went to a event, where I got third out of, like, 500 people. Then tomorrow, I'm going to County. I have a very tight schedule for a thirteen year old...
Things come and things go. That's the law of life. Better enjoy what we have in front of us while it lasts.
It's nice that I got to see all my old Neo buddies from the early teenies once again and to know that they are well. We never know if well see each other again after most of us inevitably leave the site again. Although our relationship consisted of mostly banter and random nonsense, you were friends who I for a short time grew as a person with. I will cherish these moments and remember the amusing times we had together.
Right now I am enjoying this reunion and would like to see this last a little while longer in the event that more of us possibly show up.
It's nice to see how we've all grown and changed from those days. (Hey, I can articulate my sentences to a adequate degree now. :laugh: ) We aren't exactly the same as before, but that's a good thing. It would kind of be embarrassing if we were still behaving like 11 - 15 year olds!
As life is uncertain and we don't know for sure what will happen next, I would like to wish you all peace happiness in your lives. Let's look to our futures as them being better ones, where we are living in better times than the times of today. That is my vision of the future that I would like to share with you all.
One last request before I sign off this message. Don't lose sight of your dreams, no matter what! Do everything you can to make them reality! It doesn't matter if you struggle along the way or don't achieve it at the exact time you want it. As long as you make it, that's what really matters!
Keep growing guys! If this is our last reunion, then peace to you! Know that your memory is held dear to me until the end!
Nanuqsaurus -- it's name means "polar bear lizard". In life, Nanuqsaurus lived in what would eventually become known as Alaska, and just like Alaska today the climate was cold.
And that's what made Nanuqsaurus so unique. It was a tyrannosaur that lived in the far north, and due to living in the colder climates, Nanuqsaurus was only a fraction the size of it's cousin; Tyrannosaurus rex. Nanuqsaurus may have also been covered in feathers for insulation, but there is no direct evidence to support this*. Another adaptation that Nanuqsaurus had to survive in the colder environments was a heightened sense of smell that may have been proportionally greater than Tyrannosaurus. This would allow Nanuqsaurus to smell prey and carrion from great distances (this would've been necessary since food would often be in short supply).
Nanuqsaurus was truly adapted to the polar conditions.