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I just thought my first tumblr post in months should be full of Gecko Man selfies with me.

He is mah best fwend.

also haircut.




Doodle by bored medieval school boy

This 15th-century doodle is found in the lower margin of a manuscript containing Juvenal’s Satires. This classical text was a popular device to teach young students - kids - morals. The medieval teacher Alexander Nequam stated: “Let the student read the satirists […] so that he may learn even in his younger days that vices are to be shunned” (quote here). Spoken like a true optimist, because this page shows what young school boys like to do with rules: disobey them. And so in stead of studying the student who used this book drew a funny doodle in the lower margin: a figure with a flower in one hand and what appears to be a pipe in the other. Could it be his teacher? Doodles are of all ages but those produced by bored school kids are the most entertaining.

Pic: Carpentras, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 368 (here). Here is another example of school kids doodling.

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Hey, so, know what’s fucking TERRIFYING?
The way #Aspergers is becoming the hot ‘mental illness’ for murderers/psychopaths ect. 
I mean, people with Aspergers always have one ‘obsession’, right?
That kid was obsessed with hating women. Same thing. for sure. 

Mentally ill. Had Aspergers. nothing else written about his mental health/state.

He was mentally ill. Full stop. ALSO had Aspergers. 

So thanks modern society and media. And here was me under the impression my brain just worked differently. Turns out i’m actually sick in the head. 

Also, ‘passionate about a one subject in particular’ = same thing as intense hatred for women. Duh. 

'Obsession' is what i feel about making sure soap is rinsed off of things properly. Like, at least 5 different subjects are what I like to talk about to anyone who'll listen.

Yeah it’s scary walking down a street at night as a women.
It’s ALSO fucking scary telling someone you have Aspergers when they’re gonna associate the word with murders. It was bad enough when people assumed it meant ‘self diagnosed, anti-social asshole gamer’,* or ‘that obnoxious Sugar character from Glee.’

So yeah. Fucking terrified to my actual core. Man, at least sexism is seen as discrimination. That’s at least step number one.


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work for my printmaking final. Intaglio, relief, and stenciled.

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"Noelle Stevenson is a comic artist and illustrator, creator of the webcomic NIMONA, based in Los Angeles…" - Full Bio at TCAF site

Artist’s Website:

TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 9-11, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. More at


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"there is no hand-walking a rehabbing horse there is only hand-airs-above-the-ground"

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Sooo, They’re kind of awesome. And hardcore. I respect that. They’re just a exothermic species livin’ in a.. um cold world not super friendly towards exotherms.

How do they stay warm? They like to relax, as everyone does, in some mountain hotsprings! where they eat fish and amphibians and such. 

Chillin (or not) in a nice hotsping for life. Pretty awesome. 

Also they are cool looking. Which is important.


It’s bad how few harmless snakes I know compared to the number of venomous ones. But I an genuinely interest in the science of venom. I’d love to study it if I weren’t so terrible at chemistry.

I don’t like pit vipers much; they look, ironically enough too primitive for my aesthitics, but i do like lots of regular vipers, buut there are some awesome colubridae snakes too. so one of those is my fav family.

also I’m only getting down the binomial names for the  venomous ones. Except the rattler’s and american snakes. 

fer-de-lance viper - Bothrops asper

eyelash viper - Bothriechis schlegelii

russel’s viper - Daboia russelii

boomslang - Dispholidus typus

Gaboon viper - Bitis gabonica

Death adder - Acanthophis antarcticus

brown tree snake - Boiga irregularis

vine snake -  Oxybelis fulgidus

green mamba:

       Eastern - Dendroaspis angusticeps

       Western - Dendroaspis viridis

black mamba - Dendroaspis polylepis

European asp - Vipera aspis

King cobra - Ophiophagus hannah

Egyptian cobra - Naja haje

Monocoled cobra - Naja kaouthia

spectacled cobra (aka indian cobra) - Naja naja

spitting cobra - lots of species 

olive* sea snake - Aipysurus laevis

sea krait - Laticauda colubrina

black-banded sea krait - Laticuada semifasciata

flying snake - 5 species in genus Chrysopelea

king brown - Pseudechis australis

tiger snake - Notechis scutatus

inland taipan - Oxyuranus microlepidotus**

coastal/common taipan - Oxyuranus scutellatus

hot sping snake - Thermophis baileyi***

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Great white shark - Carcharodon carcharias

Long-fin Mako - Isurus paucus

Shortfin Mako - Isurus oxyrinchus

Blue shark - Prionace glauca

Tiger shark - Galeocerdo cuvier

Bull Shark - Carcharhinus leucas

Lemon Shark - Negaprion brevirostris

Oceanic whitetip shark - Carcharhinus longimanus

Blacktip reef shark - Carcharhinus melanopterus

Cookiecutter shark - (a.k.a. cigar shark) Isistius brasiliensis

Six-gill - an entire genus of sharks - Hexanchus

Seven-gill - two species:

            Broadnosed - Notorynchus cepedianus

            Sharpnose - Heptranchias perlo

Basking shark - Cetorhinus maximus

Whale shark - Rhincodon typus

Greenland Shark -  Somniosus microcephalus

Great Hammerhead - Sphyrna mokarran

Scalloped Hammerhead - Sphyrna lewini

Common (more often smooth)  hammerhead Sphyrna zygaena

Thresher shark - three species, but I was likley thinking of the Common thresher shark - Alopias vulpinus

Goblin shark - Mitsukurina owstoni

Salmon shark - Lamna ditropis

Nurse shark - Ginglymostoma cirratum

Grey Nurse shark - a.k.a. sand tiger shark - Carcharias taurus

EDIT: just remembered:

Leopard shark -  Triakis semifasciata

so 23 24 sharks

Guitar fish - rays in the Rhinobatidae family

Cownose ray - Rhinoptera bonasus

Manta ray - Manta birostris

giant freshwater stingray - (I thought it was called something more like river ray) - Himantura polylepis

other rays and stingrays

various skates

but only 4 skates and rays. Although i can tell you the shape/draw many many more species of ray/skates.


water related birds of flight ish

Wandering albatross

ring billed gull

sea gull

arctic tern

blue footed booby


various pelicans


shoe-billed stork

great blue heron

green heron

sandhill crane

whooping crane


mallard duck, canada goose, 


sea eagle    golden eagle    bald eagle

peregrine falcon,    red-tailed hawk, goshawk


swifts, house sparrow, mockingbird, mourning dove, starling, lovebird, canaries, red-breasted robin, cardinal, blue jay, meadow lark,  some kind of pheasant, wild turkey, common pigeon, common dove, various tits, silver tipped/winged raven, common crow, other normal raven,


greater flamingo, lesser flamingo/common, various toucans, scarlet macaws, blue and gold macaws, princess of wales parrot, budgie, cockatiels , kinds of parakeets, 

Kia, koa, kiwi bird, lyre bird, various bowerbirds, peafowl, 

secretary bird, guinea-fowl, red something oxpecker, weaverbird, ibis (var. spcs), african grey parrot, 

Emperor penguin, rock-hopper penguin, fairy penguin, king penguin.