explodingbat
orevet:

thefabulousweirdtrotters:

A RARE ART NOUVEAU “BUTTERFLIES AND BATS” POCKETWATCH, BY RENE LALIQUE Of gilt-finished jeweled lever movement, the openface pocketwatch of circular outline with blued-steel moon-style hands and applied black enameled Arabic numerals, against the gold ground accented by blue and white enameled fluttering butterflies, within a polished gold case, the reverse depicting numerous flying purplish blue enameled bats, with scattered moonstone accents, further embellished by a sculpted gold serpent bow, circa 1899-1900, with French export marks.

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orevet:

thefabulousweirdtrotters:

A RARE ART NOUVEAU “BUTTERFLIES AND BATS” POCKETWATCH, BY RENE LALIQUE 
Of gilt-finished jeweled lever movement, the openface pocketwatch of circular outline with blued-steel moon-style hands and applied black enameled Arabic numerals, against the gold ground accented by blue and white enameled fluttering butterflies, within a polished gold case, the reverse depicting numerous flying purplish blue enameled bats, with scattered moonstone accents, further embellished by a sculpted gold serpent bow, circa 1899-1900, with French export marks.

attn: voidbat

stimmyabby asked:

Random fact: I am supersensitive to bug bites. Once a bug bit my hand and it swelled up so bad I couldn't write for days.

Oh no!!!

A fact about me and bugs: Once, when I was in high school, I saw a humongous wasp (at the time I thought it was a hornet, but now I know there’s another kind of large wasp called the cicada killer, which is probably what it was, given what it did LOL) intercept a cicada as they were both flying through the air in opposite directions, and carry it off.

I had never seen a wasp so big, and for it to have completely absorbed the cicada’s momentum, to the extent that its own flight path never slowed or wobbled? I was in awe.