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islensku    noun f.    /ˈiːs·lɛns·ku/
Icelandic.
  • indefinite accusative singular of íslenska
       Ég er að læra íslensku.
          I'm studying Icelandic.
  • indefinite dative singular of íslenska
  • indefinite genitive singular of íslenska
This is an Iceland roleplay account.

magisk-kaffe:

islensku:

Óli whined with each step he took away from the freezer. He grumbled the whole way to grab a glass and get himself to drink, begrudgingly leaving the Norwegian alone… for the time being. He took a sip of water and leaned against the counter. “Do you ever eat? I didn’t realize evil robots could digest real food.”

"Evil robots don’t let hungry teenagers in. They’re rude and even evil robots have feelings," Lukas laughed a bit to himself, taking out the fish and other ingredients.
"But I’m your brother so it’s not a problem to me. Plus, I do actually eat."

The teen rolled his eyes and sat down on a chair, setting the glass on the table. His fingers tapped idly against the rim as he watched the Norwegian. “Since when have robots had feelings?”

theolduvaigorge:

The Convergent Evolution of Blue Iris Pigmentation in Primates Took Distinct Molecular Paths

  • by Wynn K. Meyer,  Sidi Zhang, Sachiko Hayakawa, Hiroo Imai and Molly Przeworski

How many distinct molecular paths lead to the same phenotype? One approach to this question has been to examine the genetic basis of convergent traits, which likely evolved repeatedly under a shared selective pressure. We investigated the convergent phenotype of blue iris pigmentation, which has arisen independently in four primate lineages: humans, blue‐eyed black lemurs, Japanese macaques, and spider monkeys. Characterizing the phenotype across these species, we found that the variation within the blue‐eyed subsets of each species occupies strongly overlapping regions of CIE L*a*b* color space. Yet whereas Japanese macaques and humans display continuous variation, the phenotypes of blue‐eyed black lemurs and their sister species (whose irises are brown) occupy more clustered subspaces. Variation in an enhancer of OCA2 is primarily responsible for the phenotypic difference between humans with blue and brown irises. In the orthologous region, we found no variant that distinguishes the two lemur species or associates with quantitative phenotypic variation in Japanese macaques. Given the high similarity between the blue iris phenotypes in these species and that in humans, this finding implies that evolution has used different molecular paths to reach the same end” (read more/not open access).

(Source: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, in press 2013; top image: Kyoto University, Section of Ecology and Conservation  )

hetagarnet:

Headcanon that Iceland is actually a total daredevil but he’s also really stupid about it and as a result has scared the absolute shit out of the rest of the Nordics and some others on several occasions

magisk-kaffe:

islensku:

Waiting. Didn’t Lukas know how much he hated waiting? He wanted it now, not in thirty minutes. He quietly whined, letting out a huff. “What kind of kitchen is this? You don’t even have any food.”

"I have none done. I wasn’t about to eat yet, you know. Now be a kind brother dear and wait, if you want anything at all,” Lukas said and sort of pushed the younger one out of the way to pick some ingredients from the freezer. Salmon sounded good right now.

Óli whined with each step he took away from the freezer. He grumbled the whole way to grab a glass and get himself to drink, begrudgingly leaving the Norwegian alone… for the time being. He took a sip of water and leaned against the counter. “Do you ever eat? I didn’t realize evil robots could digest real food.”

cjwho:

Wintry Godafoss, Iceland by Sarah Marino

The Goðafoss (Icelandic: waterfall of the gods or waterfall of the goði) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Mývatn district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.

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RPers: Reblog if you are 18 or older

This means you are legal in the US and won’t have anyone else arrested for smutting with you if that is so.

So, just please reblog if you are.

nordic-love:

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am i the only one who finds this really jarring to look at? :P

viclililee:

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little-danish-pastry:

ついぴくとブログの絵
Pixiv ID: 15891348
Member: drsk

bloodybluemusicbox:

God natt
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Member: とろにか

huldaholm:

Kaleo - Vor í Vaglaskógi

Attention all Iceland lovers out there!

This is the number one song in Iceland right now. It’s a blues cover of a classic Icelandic song originally sung by one of Iceland’s most beloved singers. The video was released on Friday and it has scenery, horses, a love story and the whole shebang. Enjoy.

prince-wild-young-free:

A Beautiful Adventure by IrenaS on Flickr.

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fuckyaequestrians:

Iceland_horse (by OurBreathingPlanet)