loveandddrevenge:

xxbecause-i-canxx:

hotmesswithouthehot:

lemonmintcoughdrops:

the-grudge-girl:

I live in Osaka, Japan and often use the subway to go to work in the morning. One day while I was waiting for the train, I noticed a homeless man standing in the corner of the subway station muttering to himself as people passed by. He was holding out a cup and seemed to be begging for spare change.
An overweight woman passed by the homeless man and I distinctly heard him say, “Pig.”
Wow, this man is insulting people and he still expects them to give him money?
Then a tall businessman went by and the man muttered, “Human.”
Human? I can’t argue with that. Obviously, he was human.
The next day, I arrived early at the subway station and had some time to kill, so I decided to stand close to the homeless man and listen to his strange mutterings.  A thin, haggard-looking man passed in front of him and I heard the homeless guy mutter, “Cow.” Cow? The man was much too skinny to be a cow. To me, he resembled a turkey or a chicken. A minute or so later, an obese man went by and the homeless man said, “Potato.” Potato? I was under the impression that he called all fat people “Pig”.
That day at work, I couldn’t stop thinking about the homeless man and his puzzling behavior. I kept trying to find some logic or pattern in what he as muttering. Perhaps he has some kind of psychic ability. In Japan many people believe in reincarnation, so maybe he knows what these people were during a previous life. I observed the man many times and began to think my theory was right. I often heard him calling people things like “Rabbit”, “Onion”, “Sheep”, or “Tomato”.
One day, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to ask him what was going on. As I walked up to him, he looked at me and said, “Bread.” I tossed some money into his cup and asked him if he had some kind of psychic ability. The man smiled and said, “Yes, indeed. It is an ability I obtained many years ago, but it’s not what you might expect. I can’t tell the future or read minds or anything like that.”
“Then what is your ability?” I asked eagerly.
“The ability is merely to know the last thing somebody ate,” he said.
I laughed because I realized he was right. He said, “Bread.” The last thing I had eaten for breakfast that day was toast. I walked away shaking my head. Of all the psychic abilities someone could have, that one must be the most useless.

HUMAN

HUMAN

SWEET MOTHER OF CHRIST

Human ??? ???? ?

loveandddrevenge:

xxbecause-i-canxx:

hotmesswithouthehot:

lemonmintcoughdrops:

the-grudge-girl:

I live in Osaka, Japan and often use the subway to go to work in the morning. One day while I was waiting for the train, I noticed a homeless man standing in the corner of the subway station muttering to himself as people passed by. He was holding out a cup and seemed to be begging for spare change.

An overweight woman passed by the homeless man and I distinctly heard him say, “Pig.”

Wow, this man is insulting people and he still expects them to give him money?

Then a tall businessman went by and the man muttered, “Human.”

Human? I can’t argue with that. Obviously, he was human.

The next day, I arrived early at the subway station and had some time to kill, so I decided to stand close to the homeless man and listen to his strange mutterings.  A thin, haggard-looking man passed in front of him and I heard the homeless guy mutter, “Cow.” Cow? The man was much too skinny to be a cow. To me, he resembled a turkey or a chicken. A minute or so later, an obese man went by and the homeless man said, “Potato.” Potato? I was under the impression that he called all fat people “Pig”.

That day at work, I couldn’t stop thinking about the homeless man and his puzzling behavior. I kept trying to find some logic or pattern in what he as muttering. Perhaps he has some kind of psychic ability. In Japan many people believe in reincarnation, so maybe he knows what these people were during a previous life. I observed the man many times and began to think my theory was right. I often heard him calling people things like “Rabbit”, “Onion”, “Sheep”, or “Tomato”.

One day, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to ask him what was going on. As I walked up to him, he looked at me and said, “Bread.” I tossed some money into his cup and asked him if he had some kind of psychic ability. The man smiled and said, “Yes, indeed. It is an ability I obtained many years ago, but it’s not what you might expect. I can’t tell the future or read minds or anything like that.”

“Then what is your ability?” I asked eagerly.

“The ability is merely to know the last thing somebody ate,” he said.

I laughed because I realized he was right. He said, “Bread.” The last thing I had eaten for breakfast that day was toast. I walked away shaking my head. Of all the psychic abilities someone could have, that one must be the most useless.

HUMAN

HUMAN

SWEET MOTHER OF CHRIST

Human ??? ???? ?

(via fahrnight)

izzy-the-fish-girl:

thatfishchick:

Have you see this article from BBC? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/29210991

It’s amazing news. Dr. Tristan Rich of the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melboune, Australia, performed surgery on a goldfish to remove a large tumor from the animal’s head. The fish - named George (how friggin’ cute) - had a sizable tumor that was reportedly impeding its ability to swim, properly breathe, and eat. George’s owners also reported bullying and/or harassment from other fish in the pond fish.

George’s owners were faced with a unique choice. As a ten year old goldfish in a pond, it is not outside the realm of possibilities that George could live for another ten or twenty years if the surgery was attempted. Without, his long term fate remained uncertain, and his quality of life was certainly poor.

Dr. Rich placed George under anesthesia and, in a rather clever move, used water from George’s pond pumped into the mouth and out the gills to ventilate the fish (rather smart because it means no jarring chemical shifts that could place further stress on George’s body).

George is reportedly doing well post surgery.

It’s an utterly amazing story.

Here are some quotes from Dr. Rich:

"For the owners, it’s not about having a fish, it’s about having this fish."

”If you have a pet, regardless of what it is, then you have a responsibility to look after it as best you can.”

That’s my kind of vet! :D

The DailyMail goes more in-depth, but they have more graphic photos.

I read about this a bit ago but found this on my dash and thought I would reblog it.

If you have a vet that is capable of practicing on fish it’s worth it for many fish species.  Goldfish can live upwards of 15-20 years depending on the variety, and there is an example of a koi fish, Hanako, that lived 226 years.

(via lehanan-aida)

Inazuma Dragon 8.5x11” Marker This was primarily an experiment with some ink I had to see if it would bleed or run with my markers before I used it on a commission. The answer was obviously yes. I used that as an excuse to draw another crested gecko dragon, again based on my breeder male Inazuma. I used the alternate way to write Inazuma in kanji but couldn’t find any instructions so my kanji is really poorly done admittedly. © Parker (Styx) 2014 Commission info: http://us.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Styxx/Commissions_-_2013.htm

Inazuma Dragon
8.5x11” Marker

This was primarily an experiment with some ink I had to see if it would bleed or run with my markers before I used it on a commission. The answer was obviously yes.

I used that as an excuse to draw another crested gecko dragon, again based on my breeder male Inazuma. I used the alternate way to write Inazuma in kanji but couldn’t find any instructions so my kanji is really poorly done admittedly.

© Parker (Styx) 2014
Commission info: http://us.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Styxx/Commissions_-_2013.htm

Scale of SerpentFound this cool bottle at a store and my little anaconda hognose snake fit in it perfectly so I thought this was a prime photo opportunity. *Disclaimer:  No snakes were harmed of course, and she wasn’t in the bottle for more that three minutes.  Don’t put your snakes in anything that could cause them harm and that they cannot be easily removed from.*

Scale of Serpent

Found this cool bottle at a store and my little anaconda hognose snake fit in it perfectly so I thought this was a prime photo opportunity.

*Disclaimer:  No snakes were harmed of course, and she wasn’t in the bottle for more that three minutes.  Don’t put your snakes in anything that could cause them harm and that they cannot be easily removed from.*

Dragon commission progress.

Dragon commission progress.

asker

frederickthewhale asked: How big is your tegu?

Guts has a svl of 16” and his tail is 24.5” for a total length of 40.5” or almost 3.5’ or around 102.87cm.

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

Make sure you are all doing your part to help keep the internet neutral.  It’s extremely important to be able to spread and share information without having to pay for a “fast lane” service.  Think of it this way, charitable sites such as SOS Malaysia, SOS (sharks), Amphibian Ark, and so on may not be able to pay for fast lane and could lose donations because of it.

(via stormphyre)

I appologize to everyone following me for reptile pictures for the dry spell.  My excuses are as follows:  I’ve been pretty slammed with commissions lately, attended Salt Lake Comic Con (also apparently contracted some virus there as well, awesome), got my hand bashed by a ceiling fan, and have had my second clutch of hognoses pip.

I’ll be taking some new photos soon when I am a little more caught up on artwork.  Probably later this week or early next week.  Until then I hope the knowledge that I will be photographing baby western hognoses and baby crested geckos is of some comfort.

Commission WIP.

Commission WIP.

Commission progress.

Commission progress.