IT'S THE LAST DAY! The Kickstarter ends tomorrow around noon, so if you've been holding off, now is the time to pledge to get this big beautiful hardcover (plus all the other good stuff that comes with it.)
I've just implemented a last day sale for all the remaining original page tiers-- all the hourly comics day strips as well as Bigfeet are now only $200 each, and The Door In The Kitchen (all 37 pages!) has been lowered to $1000!
There's also a new $200 tier where you can request all the original pages from the comic of your choice, so long as it's not already spoken for. Just shoot me a message on Kickstarter or wherever is most convenient (twitter, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), etc) and let me know which comic you're interested in owning!
And I hope all of you have a lovely day, you're the best, and I love you
CityLiveSketch is an artistic project created by Italian artist Pietro Cataudella. This ongoing series features 3D architectural drawings that seem to jump off the page using perspective and shadow. Other drawings depict cartoon characters as well as famous paintings superimposed over other paintings and structures to create an unexpected effect.
The aim of CityLiveSketch is to showcase the beautiful world surrounding us, both the iconic places and the most characteristic views, using not only simple photos but also drawings made on a normal travel sketchbook.See more of Pietro Cataudella's work on Instagram or at his website.
Interviewer: Oh my goodness, this is a real relationship. It’s an intergalactic bond filled with superpowers.
New favourite example of Latin morphology being semi-transparent to English speakers.
Check out this awesome view of Sydney, Australia, taken from the window of a passenger jet leaving the city. Sydney covers a 4,775 square-mile (12,367-sq.-km) area and boasts roughly 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares) of nature reserves and parks. From this perspective, we can see many of the city’s landmarks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Observatory, and others.
Source imagery: Walt Loveridge
Check out this shot of the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge, which connects Penang Island, Malaysia, to the country’s mainland. The total length of the bridge is 15 miles (24 km), making it the longest in the country and in Southeast Asia. In November, the bridge is closed to traffic for several hours to host the Penang Bridge International Marathon, the longest bridge marathon in the world.
Source imagery: Nazarizal Mohd
House cats are basically lions that figured out how to get more calories out of a single human
Filmed at the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Wikipedia has a wonderfully comprehensive article on dog agility competitions.
Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Consequently the handler's controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler....Lots more details re the individual obstacles and the training techniques.
Because each course is different, handlers are allowed a short walk-through before the competition starts. During this time, all handlers competing in a particular class can walk or run around the course without their dogs...
Each dog and handler team gets one opportunity together to attempt to complete the course successfully...
Dogs are measured in height at the peak of their withers (shoulders). They are then divided into height groups... Dogs are further divided into their experience levels...Dogs are not separated by breed in agility competitions...
Reposted from 2015 because I was inspired by watching video of the 2018 competition this week, and another video of an 8" Papillon winning this year.
Reposted once again to add this video:
And this tiny dog:
And if that's not enough, here's a "best of" compilation:
Related: Once an agility canine, always an agility canine (paraplegic dog).
Addendum: Rehearsal for first dance at a wedding.
A male Southern Pudu was born at the L.A. Zoo on December 19, 2018.
The tiny fawn was born to first-time parents, Steph and Mario. The playful newborn may be difficult for visitors to spot in its habitat. According to keepers, he likes to spend a lot of time tucked away, close to mom.
The Pudús consist of two species of South American deer from the genus Pudu, and they are known as the world's smallest deer. Pudús range in size from 32 to 44 centimeters (13 to 17 in) tall, and grow up to 85 centimeters (33 in) long.
The Northern Pudú (Pudu mephistophiles) is found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The Southern Pudú (Pudu puda) is native to southern Chile and southwestern Argentina.
As of 2009, the Southern Pudu remains classified as “Near Threatened”, while the Northern Pudu is currently classified as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List.
As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Los Angeles Zoo participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for the Southern Pudu, whose population is declining in the wild.
This my bebe. Bebe is bigger than me. Strong bebe
AND ALSO the mom cat raised the lynx baby ALONGSIDE HER KITTEN so we have all these cute pictures of the lynx cub with the kitten please look at them
^^^ FAMILY PORTRAIT
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We'll keep having more kids until we reach Benjamoptimal.
One of the endangered animals photographed by Tim Flach in this remarkable gallery.