Archive | November, 2010

European Unions Cordage

30 Nov

Yay puns.
Also I figured out a good simile.
It’s like being a poet that has spent all his life carving in stone being given a fountain pen.
It feels nice.

TYFYT

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Wacom Intuos4

30 Nov


I got back from my trip to the coast today. Unpacking is still not done. I spent all of today travelling, screw you. I am tired, I apologise.
But, my new wacom intuos 4 graphics tablet was waiting for me. I have been playing with it a little.
All of the digital stuff I have done so far has been with the trackpad on my laptop.
Moving straight from that this is like moving from something so bad to something so awesome that it makes you forget how to simile.
I’m gonna go sleep now or else my brain will melt.

TYFYT

Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six hundred Minutes

24 Nov


It’s been a blast. Thank you all for your collective thyme.

I Suspect Nargles

21 Nov

All the cool kids are doing it. Suspecting nargles I mean.
Do you reckon that getting high would have any effect on Luna at all? I don’t think she’d notice anything different. That or lose grasp of reality completely. She’d definitely be the coolest character from the HP ‘verse to chill with though.
Also, 2ooth post. Whacko.

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Harry Potter Jazz “The Sorcerer’s Stone”

19 Nov

Harry Potter Jazz “The Sorcerer’s Stone” by The Mark Kramer Jazz Trio
Seriously amazing bit of music. Its a jazz cover of the soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. I’ve listened through it three times tonight while drawing this up among other things. Wonderful jazz made amazing by the fact that it’s the Harry Potter. Nerd tingles down your spine. Just brilliant.

TYFYT

Saber Teeth

17 Nov

“It’s been there for like a week man.”
“Geez Gus, you shoulda told me earlier.”
Got sick of drawing, so I drew this instead.
I wonder if that ever actually happened…
Might do another extinct megafauna joke later.

TYFYT

Grand Opening

15 Nov

Yay pokepun! Gold Silver really had the weirdest starters. I’m still not sure what Chikorita was supposed to be.
Remember to hit those share buttons!

TYFYT

More than Meets the Eye

15 Nov


The way to tell them apart is that the twinning striations on the plagioclase feldspars. I know geology too yo.
Now I have somewhere to live next year! Harle! I love being unhomeless. Big shout out to Pushing the Envelope for that.
I don’t know who would lead the Terraformers, maybe Optimus Geologicaltime? Bit of a long bow.
That’s all for now.

TYFYT

Speculative Biology Sunday: Lowland Panidaru

14 Nov

The Lowland Panidaru is both the largest and most widespread species of Panidaru. They inhabit most lowland areas in and around the Indo-Papuan Plateau. They reach their densest populations in riverine areas where forests meet the floodplains of the North Eastern Australia.
They are descendant from the subfamily of New Guinea Spiny Bandicoots and since then have evolved and atrophied scansoriality and arboreality and become strictly herbivorous.
The maximum size of a male Panidaru can be over 2500 kilograms, though females rarely exceed a weight of 1800 kilograms. They are knuckle walkers and use their hands to manipulate and collect food, with their syndactyl second and third digits opposing the forth and fifth digit with the first digit being atrophied into obscurity. Their coats are a dark shade of brown with lighter undersides, males often black. The sport modified hair which form a spiney barricade across their hindquarters, often with stray pieces of litter that get lodged there when an individual squats down to feed.
Their domed head mistakenly suggests a large braincase, however this is merely due to a pronounced sagittal crest and attached jaw muscles which allows the Panidaru to grind up tough vegetation with ease.
They prefer feeding mainly on soft browse, leaves, shoots and fallen fruit, though are not unknown to take tougher vegetation or dig for tubers. Occasionally when deficient in certain minerals or salts they can be observed eating leaf litter and soil. The floodplain Panidaru have a particular daily migration and feeding behaviour. Spending the night in the forested areas they forage around the jungle they spend their mornings foraging through the forest, mostly searching out their favourite fruits. One particular fruit is so favoured by them it has earned their namesake, Panidaru apples.
After spending their mornings foraging in the forest they will move out into the wet floodplains to graze on the lush grasslands. They also take part in all social interaction in the grassland, such as females strengthening social bonds with other females, searching for mates and males settling territory and mating disputes. They also excrete the now inoculated and scarified seeds of the Panidaru apple, which are important for the colonisers for the forest ecologies.
Panidaru have two key adaptations which have allowed them to outcompete placental analogues.
The first being that they taste terrible, which deters predators. On their necks and running down their chest they have two large modified sweat glands that secrete a mild toxin which tastes terrible and induces vomiting when injested and occasionally death in smaller carnivores.
The second being that they can have different sets of offspring in development. At the same time a single female can simultaneously be raising one almost independent offspring out of the pouch which still may be suckling, one suckling “jellybean” neonate young sucking and one fertilized egg developmentally halted until the “jellybean” young has started to leave the pouch. Which means that populations can bounce back from hard times faster than their placental competitors.
It is colloquially known as the Marsupial Gorilla, though ecologically more analogous to the modern Indian rhinoceros.

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In the fifth, you go down.

13 Nov


The ever wonderful Slacker, Dreamer, Nerdfighter, Pseudo Bohemian and Filthy Reformist asked me to draw a scene from a Tarintino movie and replace the people with animals. This scene may seem like a bit of a cop out, but I wanted to draw it. Mostly because I just knew which kind of animal to replace the people with.
GO AWAY I DON’T WANT TO COLOUR IT IN!!!
Over the Hedge was pretty ok.

TYFYT

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