So I’ve decided to have a few Valentine’s day themed cards in the morbid way that I do them, of course. You can buy them on Etsy.
Sorry about the large watermarks. I just pulled them from the Etsy site I put them on and I’m too lazy to remove them right now.
And good night, world.
So a long time ago, I had an idea of the impossible friendship between a wombat and an octopus. Clearly impossible because of land and sea. Anyway, I started drawing them again for my friend at work. She’s decided to take pictures of them and post them on flickr. I’m just gonna show you the pictures here! They were taken with a camera phone, but I will replace them with scans when available.
Welcome back, Amy! Woooo! It’s been very hectic lately. Anyway, L is for Lamprey.
“Okay honey, it’s bedtime!”
“I want a story!”
“Once upon a time there was a sad little lamprey that wanted nothing more than to have friends. This proved to be very difficult for him because every time he got close to someone, he would start sucking their blood! Friends would throw fits, cry or even pull him off them and hurl him! Little lamprey was not too happy about this. He didn’t know what to do. He slithered off and cried to himself. One day, he saw a group of lampreys sucking the life out of a poor baby fish. He screamed at them to leave the fish alone. He swam and headbutted these other lampreys, trying to free the fish. The lampreys got really annoyed and swam away, leaving the poor fish almost completely drained. The fish thanked the lamprey and told him that he was a magical fish and would grant him any wish he wanted. The lamprey thought really hard and said that all he wanted was a friend that wouldn’t run away. The fish said that his wish was granted and he would soon have a mate to accompany him. Sure enough, a little lady lamprey came into his life and they swam off happily into the sunset, sucking blood from other little creatures as they went. Moral of the story? There is none. Go to sleep!”
(Yeah, this is the mom I’m gonna be in some later part of my life.)
Which came first? The Koi or the goldfish? Actually, the goldfish was bred out of the Prussian carp over a thousand years ago in China. Unfortunately, since man has bred them to be beautiful and colorful, they make easy ohm nom noms for herons, raccoons and other animals.
It’s like, “Hey! look at me! C’mon, eat me! I don’t even contain poison and I’m delicious. How can you say no?”
“You’re right, I can’t say no.” *Gulp*
And those are the last words you’d hear from a Koi.
Well, we know enough about jellyfish for me not to even talk about it! They’re delicious with soy, sesame and chili sauce, they can be seen in blooms of 100,000, and freshwater jellyfish aren’t the stinging kind. There is, however, one species of jellyfish that is considered immortal. After this jelly reaches its mature state, it reverts itself, absorb its tentacles and turns back to its polyp state. If it weren’t for predators, it could do this infinitely. Pretty cool, huh?