Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A little animation I did

It's herpetologically inaccurate because a snake wouldn't refuse a mouse in disgust or have eyelids, but here it is if you want to see it. I couldn't put it on My Little Python because it references the fact that snakes eat mice.


The animation was drawn in Microsoft Paint with the border, caption and animation added from online services. You might notice that unlike other GIFs I've done, this one doesn't loop to get the feel of an actual cartoon.

Monday, December 14, 2015

When herp conferences and Neopets collide...

..you get this. Our featured pet is Researchy the Blue Hissi, who's a herpetological, conference-going herp. Here are her experiences, with all Neopets terms, characters, and other stuff copyright Neopets 1999-2015.

Our heroine arrives at the conference hotel, with way too much luggage and a nervous feeling of excitement.


Preparing for her ranavirus talk. She decided to keep one of the aquatic lizards she was studying.


The reception in the break room. As you might be able to tell, Researchy cropped out the other Neopets for the Facebook photo.


The field herping expedition. A lizard's egg, a snake hook in her hand, a rat snake around her neck, and water going up to where her knees would be if she had knees.


Giving her talk in a previously used classroom. She has some quite nice visual aids for the ranavirus subject.


The behind-the-scenes museum and lab tour. I wonder what kinds of specimens are in that box?


The final day's auction, getting engaged in a bidding war over a stuffed snake.


Here are some things I've done for real conferences:

We have reached new levels of holiday nerdisms.

BTW, everything on here except the ornaments was constructed with a straightedge and compass. It's up to you to figure out how.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Herpy Holidays:Facebook Screams (Parody of Jingle Bells)

This parody is a humorous commentary on online sensationalism. Non-political but very opinionated.

Dashing through my house
'Cause I can't find my pet snake
Try to search the Web
For some advice to take
Panic everywhere
All over the Net
Yes, it might be venomous
That's not what I should get!

Oh, Facebook screams, Facebook screams
They have to react
Now my pet snake's name
Is on a really bad hashtag!
Facebook screams, Facebook screams
They have to react
Now my pet snake's name
Is on a really bad hashtag!

A day or two ago
The Internet was calm
Then the snake escaped
Which created a bomb
Now it's on the blogs
And spending people's ROM!
Up on Google Trends
It's higher than Vietnam!

Oh, Facebook screams, Facebook screams
They have to react
Now my pet snake's name
Is on a really bad hashtag!
Facebook screams, Facebook screams
They have to react
Now my pet snake's name
Is on a really bad hashtag!

Oh, Facebook screams, Facebook screams
They have to react
Now my pet snake's name
Is on a really bad hashtag!
Facebook screams, Facebook screams
They have to react
Now my pet snake's name
Is on a really bad hashtag!