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Would you give up your passions, your convictions and your dreams for someone you love?

Drop everything and fly or flee across the world?Fleeing, perhaps, away from a known and determinate future and flinging yourself into an unpredictable, inconstant one that you don’t have to…



The Vampire Bat is the only species of bat that has retained its ability to maneuver on land, not only can they walk on land but they can also hop and run at surprisingly fast speeds!

desmodus rotundus is objectively adorable

darq-kishi asked: hello, my mother has finally given me permission to buy a pet snake, my problem is that she refuses to feed it, even with frozen mice. Since I am studying archaeology I sometimes am away from home for 2-3 weeks at a time. Could you recommend a begginer snake that would not mind a bit of travel? (once I arrive at the base camp I would not move it again until the term is over)


I sympathize in re: reluctant parents. My mother is severely phobic of snakes, so I can’t have one as long as I’m living at home.

Unfortunately, snakes aren’t really meant for travel. I honestly would not recommend getting any sort of reptile if you’re going to be moving back and forth, even infrequently — because they’ve got very specific heating and humidity requirements, maintaining those while moving would be difficult and likely put a lot of stress on the animal.

Maybe you can try connecting with local herp groups and making a friend who could feed your snake while you’re away? Otherwise, I can’t in good conscience recommend you keeping a snake right now.

As someone who is the friend-who-cares-for-the-reptiles-in-the-case-of-extended-leave, and also animal-lover-who-wishes-could-have-animals-but-travels-a-lot I’d also like to add that [American] laws prohibit reptiles in plane cabins (meaning taking them as a carry-on) without a professional license for ‘wrangling’ reptiles. : / At least by my last check. As far as rules go, they’re pretty strict about flying with your pet snake/bearded dragon/gecko/etc. Granted, I checked this rule several years ago but it seems to hold true today… I’m trying to find my original source when trying to help a friend out but Google searches for anything containing “Snakes” and “plane” show me images of Samuel L. Jackson. x-x

Generally you have to call the specific airlines but they usually have similar rules when it comes to reptiles in the cabin. ‘No snakes on planes[‘cabins].’ (Mammals are a different story…)

Airlines usually recommend checking the animal in to ride with baggage (typical of large dogs), but cabin pressure as well as temperature issues (not to mention stress!) would probably be bad news for your pet. The other recommendation is shipping the animal, but this also sounds like a bad idea especially if it needs to be done… more than once.

I’m sure there are more qualified people than me to give this tidbit a more reliable ring of truth but I thought I should throw in my bystander experience as a traveler who’s considered such things in the past. Hopefully someone can add to what I’ve said here for anyone curious.

But hopefully you have friends who are interested and willing to learn how to care for your snakes with you!




Such a fantastic resource!!

…this is one of the best ref sets i’ve ever skimmed through

(Source: eyecaging)


What are studios looking for? How can I get into a good animation school? What should I be studying?

I get a lot of these types of questions now and again, and I never know how to answer them. I can’t be sure of what studios are looking for, I don’t control admissions policies to schools, and I have little idea what makes for a current and relevant curriculum. There are a lot of variables in your bid for a career in animation, and it’s kind of impossible to control most of them. You must be crazy to want this job!

I find it helpful to focus on the things I can control. Among those things are your study habits and how you spend your personal time. It’s good to work hard and have goals—without them we would get nowhere. Study hard and make decisive strides towards achieving your art goals. But in the heat of that pursuit, don’t forget to go out and live your life!

If you spend any amount of time looking at artists online, you’ve probably figured out by now that there are about a million dudes and dudettes in internetville who draw better than you (I relive this realization daily). Once your have done your best to rise to their level, the only tool you have to compete with these crazy talents is your background, your personal character—is you!

Consider developing your whole self with the same raw focus and intensity that you develop a particular skill set. Get focused. Go out, have adventures. Run, jump, skin your knee, fall in love, root loudly for the away team at a baseball game, barely escape a crash of stampeding rhinos, live to see another day. Experience things big and small. Go for a walk. The world is full of wonders.

I know this advice is not particularly animation-specific, but maybe that’s for the best. At any rate, it is something I feel strongly about. Animation is great, and there are few things that I enjoy doing more than drawing and storytelling. But in order to have stories to tell, first you have to live them.

Be good, and see you soon!

PS, if you were looking for advice on draftsmanship you should probably be reading this.


London-based artist and poet Robert Montgomery uses the power of language to reflect his thoughts on a myriad of topics in public areas.

His sculptural messages, known as Recycled Sunlight Pieces, are candidly poetic typographic installations that are powered by sunlight. 

(via kristijxo)



ive been playing around with 50’s animation styles and tried incorporating it with transformers

these are my results


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If anyone has the refs or links to the artist it would be appreciated.