Fine day Sunday
Hey, that’s me! :D
Fine day Sunday
Hey, that’s me! :D
Come visit me for toys, prints, Doctor Kawaii prints, Stompadon books, and custom vinyl!
Well, things have gotten so tight, we’ve had to swallow our pride and make an Indiegogo campaign to help us get back on our feet. The IGG page goes into detail, but the TL;DR is we’ve had so many unexpected and expensive bills between my trips (and probable future trips) to the hospital, the tree falling on the house and the damage it caused, and one of our cats needing surgery soon, that everything is backed up, financially. We can’t afford even basics for the time being, like restocking inventory for Otakon (which is in less than a month), getting the car fixed, down to basic bills which are going to start coming in soon.
The IGG campaign gives out thank-you cards, prints, stickers, and discounts to our Etsy shop. It’s difficult for us to stomach blatantly asking for financial help, so we tried to compensate any donations a bit, somehow.
Also I (Shy) am taking marker-coloured character-commissions through the IGG campaign for $50 (this includes shipping the piece to you). I’ve been thinking of taking some, anyway, so it just seemed to fit in as a perk for IGG. Here’s examples of my marker work.
Regardless of if you can contribute or not, it would be a HUGE help if you would reblog/retweet this to get word around. With our next con being still a month away, and a lot to pay for before it, We’re really in a bind!
Thanks so much to everyone who’s been so kind to us in the past, and for anyone who contributes or reblogs this IGG post!
reminder this dumb thing is still going on x___x;;; thank you to anyone who had helped or can. it’s been awesome seeing shy work on the commissions tier rewards tho <3
just let him have the pizza
He gets a sugar cube every time he defeats and alien baddie.
BUT I WAS GONNA USE ALL THAT MONEY TO PAY FOR HIS MONEY TOXIFICATION HOSPITAL BILLS
(Austin Creek, California - 6/2014)
Since the last post I did about black snakes crossing the road got such a nice response, here’s one on northern and eastern snapping turtles (I live up north, and have no experience with alligator snapping turtles)
Snapping turtles like to go traveling from pond to pond to stake out new territory, especially in spring and early summer. In order to do this, they have to trudge across fields and roads with their stubby little fat turtle legs. As a terror of the deep, snapping turtles are very clumsy and embarrassing on land.
Like black snakes, snapping turtles will often times take a break in a road to absorb the warmth of the asphalt and to take a break (walking when you’re a snapping turtle is exhausting) You will usually see snapping turltes crossing the road on rainy days, or just after a big rain.
If you see one in the road, it will probably freeze and hope you don’t see it. Snapping turtles will usually hide in their shells as a first reaction to people coming up to them.
If you want to move them, there are a lot of ways you can try, here is a fantastic video on how to! The turtle by the end of this video has definitely had enough of this guy’s shit, but it’s still a great resource in how to help these animals safely cross the road.
Make sure you keep away from their mouth! Snapping turtles have a surprisingly wide bitey range, so be careful! If you don’t know much about turtle behavior, try one of the simpler methods of moving them out of the road like the car mat or just scooting it across. The safest place to hold onto them is the part of the shell above their back legs.
Snapping turtles are stinky, messy, and a bit scary, but they’re usually only cranky on land because they feel very vulnerable. They’re a very important animal for our lakes, rivers, and ponds; they eat fish, carrion, and can live for 50 or more years, assuming they don’t get hit by a careless car.
Been getting some messages as to how to help snappers cross the road, so I’m bringing this post back! Snappers are aggressive on land only because they’re scared. Help them cross the road, and signal boost please!