Reblog if you’re a fan of Alpha Flight!
Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis)
…is a species of giant salamander found throughout eastern North America. Like its Asian cousins the hellbender is often found in fast moving bodies of water where it preys on small fish and crayfish. Hellbenders are perfectly adapted to their environment, as their flattened shape gives them less resistance to the fast flowing water, and allows them to crawl in-between narrow rocks. They also have light-sensitive cells all over their bodies which are most strong on their tail. These help them hide safely under rocks without their tails giving their position away. And if that wasn’t enough they have an excellent sense of smell which helps them locate prey as their eyesight is poor. Like their fish prey they also have a lateral line which helps them detect vibrations in the water. All of this and their 2 foot length make them expert predators, however this does not protect them from humans as several hellbender subspecies, specifically the Ozark hellbender C.a.bishopi, have been listed as endangered due to human interactions.
Jean-Paul and Kyle!
OKAY you will have to forgive me because I haven’t been following Astonishing much since the wedding. So if I fail with Kyle, I will blame my lack of reading for that dgehwlwe
who cooks normally?: Again, I’m going to have to say Jean-Paul on this one! I don’t know if it’s just something you have ingrained in my brain thanks to RP, but I just always see JP being the cook (BOIARDEE-SAN hgckugdlwd worst worst worst). I’m still dying over that tyvm.
how often do they fight?: I wouldn’t so much say that they fight, but more like things can get tense…and sometimes easily. The thing is Kyle is still in big time adjusting mode, is learning things, and having to deal with not only the fact that he’s dating a famous mutant athlete/superhero BUT he also still has to deal with a lot of the bullshit that’s happened to him as a result. The guy’s been dragged into more mess than he could care to shake a stick at and sometimes it does get to be a bit much. Kyle is also ultra organized and sometimes living with JP doing 40 million things at once can make his head spin. THAT BEING SAID, they are getting better with the bumps in the road the longer they’re together.
what do they do when they’re away from each other?: Talk on the phone lots, email lots. For the first while they were dating it was mostly long distance, so I think that both JP and Kyle have mastered the art of compromising and finding things to do to help when they’re missing each other.
nicknames for each other?: Oh HM not sure about this one. Does Kyle call him JP? That’s a copout, I know, but I can’t see them getting too cutesy-wutesy with each other (and thank god!)
who is more likely to pay for dinner?: Jean-Paul! But I can see Kyle liking to take his turn every so often. He’s got a career and money of his own, after all!
who steals the covers at night?: Kyle. I just can’t see Jean-Paul being a covers hog
what would they get each other for gifts?: All the time. I can actually see them both being into travelling and fashion…watches, night’s out. ALL OF IT. They’re fab.
who remembers things?: Kyle. Not that Jean-Paul is bad at it, but Kyle runs a company for a reason.
who cusses more?: Jean-Paul
what would they do if the other one was hurt?: Once he knew whether or not Kyle was safe and treated, Jean-Paul would go into destroy mode. LOL. Kyle, on the other hand, would much rather tend to Jean-Paul and then make sure the little sneak doesn’t try and get out of some bed rest.
who kissed who first?: Jean-Paul
who made the first move?: Jean-Paul! One interested look from Kyle and JP would have just zoomed over there and went for it.
who started the relationship?: Kyle
Omg I know, I miss their ridiculosity so much! Like Bobby and Sam getting drunk and Amara picking them up or girl!Bobby hdgjydcnjddvnj so hideous
I am seriously so glad that I have been able to RP with some REALLY GREAT new mutants players…both when I played Roberto and when I played Xi’an (remember our Xi’an and Kitty hideousness???)
I MISS IT.
Jean-Paul and Jono!
Now I’m laughing because I sent the same one to you ;D
who cooks normally?: That would be JP. And not just for the obvious reasons. If Jono could eat, Jean-Paul would make him ALL THE FOODS.
how often do they fight?: The snark is epic and colossal. Sometimes people wonder if they’re flirting or bickering. Usually it’s just for fun, but Jono’s self loathing moods can get to be too much for Jean-Paul, and sometimes Jean-Paul’s excessive energy is a bit much for Jono. So I wouldn’t say they fight a lot, but sometimes the confrontations do build up.
what do they do when they’re away from each other?: They spend a deal of time apart because Jean-Paul’s sports business and Jono’s still gets the odd guitar playing gig here (er, busking) and there. They also can’t talk on the phone, which makes distance hard. However, Jean-Paul is one handy motherfucker and can be someplace in seconds flat, and he’s known to drop everything and go when Jono’s feeling especially lonely.
nicknames for each other?: Oh man. I can see it being something snarky that really grates on each other’s nerves, but it’s so meant out of love. Jono would call him Frog Boy and Jean-Paul would simply bust out the Quebecois. Which irritates Jono because he has no fucking clue what it is he’s being called and JP looks way too smug about it.
who is more likely to pay for dinner?: Jean-Paul
who steals the covers at night?: Jono, but Jean-Paul can forgive him since the cold doesn’t bother him all that much.
what would they get each other for gifts?: Jean-Paul would be the type to come bearing gifts often. Expensive things that Jono couldn’t imagine himself ever being able to buy: a brand new Les Paul or a Marshall stack. The generosity exasperates him and he never feels like he can match up (to which JP says NONSENSE!). He can’t buy JP nice, flashy things so he makes it slightly sentimental…like a song, just for him, since it would expand JP’s ego to the point of obliteration.
who remembers things?: Jean-Paul does! The good stuff and the bad stuff, which can be embarrassing for Jono sometimes. Oops!
who cusses more?: Jono with his filthy slang.
what would they do if the other one was hurt?: Jean-Paul would rush in all impulsively and hot headed and either have words or smack a bitch 100 times so fast they wouldn’t even see it coming (and that force. ouch!)…if it was a battle situation. If it was some sort of dumb accident, he’d…still be impulsive and fly in to save the day and worry too much. In a fight, Jono would let his protective nature also take over and fight to avenge JP in a much less graceful and more explodey kind of way. Otherwise, I’m sure Jono watches a lot of small, slightly funny kitchen accidents happen and likes to poke fun at JP for that. Endearingly, of course.
who kissed who first?: Jean-Paul
who made the first move?: Jean-Paul again! Shameless speedster is shameless.
who started the relationship?: Hm, I think I’ll have to make it a three strikes here and also give this one to Jean-Paul. He’s much more upfront and open about what he wants while Jono has the tendency to overthink and stew on things.