Moti, my sweet male Regal Jumping Spider, passed away yesterday. He was my very first jumping spider and sparked my imagination to an unbelievable degree. He lived far longer than expected, but still… These little guys don’t live nearly long enough. I’m almost embarrassed by how heartbroken I am over a spider… but regardless of shape or size, we love our pets, do we not?
Thanks little dude. You were a special one. Much love.
My insanely talented friend Tess Fowler (who is on here and you should follow her, because she is a brilliant artist) drew the illustrations for the History of the Riverlands animatic on the new Game of Thrones Season 3 Blueray.
I am the luckiest nerd on the planet today, because it turns out, she placed a couple of folks in the drawings… including… ME!!! *dies*
You guys! I am officially a member of House Bracken! And even in Westeros, my arms are crossed, I’m dressed like a Jedi, and I look displeased. AHAHAHAHA!
Seriously though… my mind is blown. I have much love. This made my entire day/week/month/year. :D
What can I say. I’m in a mood. I think this might become an ongoing series. Hehe.
Good for the snake, but humans have an innate fear of them. So, anyone who keeps them as pets has some genetic flaw or may be sociopathic tendencies.
The above comment is to be filed under ‘dumbest thing I’ve read so far this week’
Maybe change ‘genetic flaw’ to ‘developed the ability to determine dangerous animals (venomous) from harmless ones and react thusly without needless fear rather than reacting like animals who can’t tell the difference’ and ignore the sociopathic part because equating a mental illness with owning a species of animal is beyond stupid.
I don’t have a genetic flaw because I own snakes. I just know that most snake species are entirely harmless to humans. Snakes are actually increasingly popular pets, so it seems the ‘genetic flaw’ is spreading.
Obviously you can’t understand your own problems. Get a dog and have a pet you can love, and love you in return. Try doing that with a reptile.
Ooooh! My first Tumblr squabble! ;)
I have a cat and a husband and I’m pretty sure both love me as I love them. My snakes and spiders do not, and can not love me, but they fascinate me. I do not keep them for companionship. I keep them because I enjoy watching and photographing them. And because they’re adoooorable.
Perhaps humans have “evolved” to fear snakes and spiders. Although, given how SMALL a percentage of spiders are even remotely dangerous, it doesn’t make sense that people would evolve to fear them… There’s no basis to that fear. But, let’s say they have. So we have this ingrained, genetic fear pre-wired. Right? Well, I would take far more pride in having the intelligence to LEARN how the majority of snakes and spiders are harmless and to LEARN how to identify which is which, than to waste valuable energy panicking any time a kingsnake or jumping spider crossed my path.
I see far too many children at reptile shows and bug fair with eyes full of wonder to think the love and fascination of such animals is a sign of sociopathy.
Anyways, I’m done. I shouldn’t have even responded, honestly, but I’m tired and feeling feisty. In reality, this is fantastically absurd and doesn’t deserve my attention. And besides, it’s time for dinner. G’night! :)
Sociopathic tendencies? Hahahahahaha! *dies* The fear is not innate, it is taught. #snake #reptile #snakes #petsnake #jerkjungle #spider #recluse #brownrecluse
Rad. #cetoniadesigns #cicada #insect #casting #mold #entomology