I just thought my first tumblr post in months should be full of Gecko Man selfies with me.
He is mah best fwend.
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.
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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.
NOELLE STEVENSON is coming to TCAF!
"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: www.gingerhaze.com
TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 9-11, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. More at http://torontocomics.com/
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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
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***
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
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
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
ring billed gull
blue footed booby
great blue heron
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.