Our Cat’s are named Nak, and Fawkes. You all have a lot of questions about them so we’re making a new introduction post!
Nak has been working events for over 7 years now! She has dressed up for all sorts of things from Pirates and RenFaires to Sports rallies. She just was a guest at Emerald City Comicon to sign her Comic book covers for @valiantentertainment.
She is turning 15 next month but our Vet is ecstatic with how healthy and spry she is! She rides around on my shoulders quite a bit and has a habit of drooling when she purrs. She is also one of the softest cats you might ever pet.
Next is Fawkes (We adopted him on the Fifth of November)
He has a little disorder where his balance is a little off and he stomps everywhere he walks as a result. He also has trouble stopping when running at top speed >.< . He’s 6 now. And while Nak is the event Cat. Fawkes is by far the most trainable cat I’ve ever owned. He comes and sits on command. Also we’re working on Up and Down. He’s by and far the more enthusiastic of the two about the pictures. But that’s because photo shoots equal treats and playtime.
He also is amazing at holding poses longer than Nak.
Any time you see either of the cats with an open mouth. It’s because they are chewing a treat, and I’m trying to get a certain expression with the lips/mouth. But it’s also how I end up with the silly derpy pictures while I’m snapping tons of shots.
How we’ve worked with them is to positively reinforce the activities we do with them. Treats, playtime, special dinners, and no negativity. You can’t just jump into this. If you wanted to do costumes you should start small and loose and comfortable and work slowly towards a goal, and LISTEN to the feedback you get from your pet. They are your partner.
Just remember for every 1 photo you all see I’ve deleted around 15-30 more to try and get these shots just right and in the best focus. I’ve been getting better.
Oh and while we’re at it. I’m “Freyu” the Artist/Feline wrangler (Who used to sword fight at Faires)
And with the help of my Wife we’ve turned this into a fun little side job in order to help bring smiles and brighten all of your days! From our family to yours, stay positive! and Brighten as many days as you can, when you can!
cornball friends since you both said dogs were your favorite animals on the first day of middle school and everyone else was like ‘sharks, cats, tigers, blah blah blah’ but u and mingyu were firmly like dogs. dogs r the best
kinda ended up being class clowns without even trying everyone knows you guys are always losing stuff, tripping over stuff, and ofc arguing over who is the more dorky person
and middle school turned to high school where everyone was convinced you were going to date each other
because you’re the dog loving clutzs who would always buy ice cream for each other on the way home no matter how many arguments u had in class when u were kids
but high school,,,,,,also meant mingyu getting taller and hotter and less dorky more ,,,,,social
until you were sure he had a friend group too big,,,,,too big with no room left for you
and you didn’t take it to heart,,,you can’t be middle school friends forever waiting for each other outside the school gates making fun of mingyu for spilling ice cream on his overalls and then him pinching your nose in defense
nope you both were seniors now and no one thought of you guys as the dog loving couple anymore,,,,,,,tbh you’d kind of become estranged
what with mingyu suddenly being considered one of the most handsome boys,,,,,,becoming close with the other heartthrob of the school wonwoo and even star athlete minghao
so at some point you made your own other friends,,,a new circle of people,,,,,,and every now and then one of your friends would jokingly point out mingyu surrounded by admirers and tease like “wasn’t he your boyfriend in middle school?”
that is until summer comes around and everyone is nervous for graduation
and you find yourself trying to clean out your locker only to find an old dusty photo in a notebook of you,,,,and mingyu,,,,,hands around each others shoulders when he was still your height,,,,,
and you smile sadly but tuck it into your bag only to close your locker and get slightly shocked to see mingyu leaning against the one beside yours
a coy smile on his face,,,,,which is more handsome than ever and you want to say you hate it but you don’t,,,,,,,you never could
and you’re like “yes?” and he’s like “i found something cleaning my locker out too.” and you’re like ????
only to see him pull out a photo from his pocket,,,,the same one you’d just found and you give him a look of confusion
and mingyu laughs and is like “did you think i wouldn’t have it? this is my favorite photo of us,,,,,,because we don’t have any together from high school,,,,”
and u bite back ur tongue from being like well why do u think that is but u just shrug and say u need to go
when you feel his hand on your wrist and ur like ?? and he’s like “i,,,,,do you want to get ice-cream with me?”
and for a moment you’re sure he’s joking but you see the flicker of hopefulness in his eyes that you remember he’d have when u two were young
and somehow you can’t say no,,,,,,and you guys end up walking out of school and toward a truck near a park where mingyu orders his favorite flavor and yours from memory
and when he hands u the one u ,,,, go “you remembered?” and he laughs like ofc,,,,,i remember everything. when we met and u said ur favorite animal was a dog like me and everyone else said we were boring. that time u tripped over my foot in six grade and i laughed so hard i ended up tripping over a jump rope on the floor. oh - that time you got ice cream on your overalls on a trip to the zoo-”
“the ice-cream on overalls was you mingyu, not me”
he scrunches up his nose and is like “nooooo it was totally you” and you giggle like nope ! i never owned overalls,,,,but you did
and mingyu seems to freeze and reevaluate his whole life in this spot which just makes you laugh a bit harder
and as you continue walking,,,,,mingyu and you share more memories and it’s like,,,,,you never stopped being friends????
but sitting on the swings in the park,,,,you think that did it happen - did you stop being friends?
and mingyu tells u ur cone is melting but u just look at him and quietly,,,,, “why weren’t we close in high school?”
mingyu seems taken aback,,, but at the same time his face softens and he looks down
and even tho mingyu’s grown to be so big and strong for a second he looks so small,,,,,and sad there
and before u can tell him to forget the question he raises his head and goes
“because you stopped looking at me.”
and you’re like ?????? what and he straightens up and is like “when we got to high school,,,,all these people wanted to be my friend,,,,,,and it was nice but when id see you,,,,,,,id smile and look but you’d,,,,never look back at me,,,,,,,i thought - i thougt you’d found out,,,,,”
and ur like ??? found out what????
and mingyu swallows looking off to the side,,,his profile pretty in the summers setting sun
and then he says something you never thought you’d hear
“i thought you found out that i like you,,,,,,”
and ur like wait?????? you like me????? and mingyu blinks,,,
because yeah,,,,,,,,he likes you
he’s liked you since middle school and everyone knew and the first year of high school everyone said you two would date - because wasn’t he being obvious
and ur like ????? no????? and mingyu is like gkfhsd was i supposed to get down on one knee with 5000 roses for u to know???
and ur like WELL,,,,,,you never i never admit these things but im kinda dense ok mingyu you know this ,,,,
and he’s like wELL im dENSE TOO I THOUGHT YOU WERE AVOIDING ME THROUGHOUT HIGH SCHOOL
and you’re like NO????? I JUST?????
and you’re both like ???????? @ each other because
ofc,,,,,just like in middle schools you guys are two blubbering clumsy kids except this time not like literally,,,,,but emotionally
and mingyu finally settles himself and is like,,,,,,,,well now you know,,,,coughs
and ur like i do,,,,,,,,
and he’s like w,,,well what do you think???
and u think for a second before moving your swing closer,,,, leaning toward mingyu to press a kiss near the side of his lips
and he’s like ?????? does this mean you like me too-
and ur like oh no there was just some ice cream there and i wanted to eat it
mingyu: are you kidding, are you seriou-
you: nO oh my god yes i like you too ,,,,,,
mingyu: ok good u need to be more direct obviously we’re both oblivious as heck
you:,,,,,,true but also you did have some ice cream there -
I have a theory about who/what “the boy” is or is connected to.
It’s the first thing to pop up in the teaser and, as we learn in the first episode of season two, the boat is named “The infant, male, pollock, francis”. Farah’s brother tells us it’s been there since the fifties.
What’s a boy? An infant male. But who is Pollock, Francis? Maybe Francis Pollock, an early twentieth-century Canadian science fiction writer who died in the fifties.
According to Wikipedia: “Pollock also wrote several science fiction stories for The Black Cat magazine as well as sea stories for magazines such as Adventure.”
Black Cat? We know a black cat. And sea stories would tie into the whole boat thing, plus the fact that the cat is channeling a shark.
What if Francis Pollock is or was “the boy”? Francis Pollock was born in 1876, which means he would have been ten years old in 1886, the year the time machine is sent back to in season 1. Ten years old? Definitely still a boy then. I wonder if this is going somewhere, who knows? Let me know if anyone has anything to add cause I love working on theories.
I’ve been doodling comics about the off-screen life of Bruce, who has been struggling to become relevant again after his break out role in a certain seventies film. Here is the first batch of comics from the past couple of weeks.
Since September 4th is the anniversary of Steve Irwin’s death, I felt like sharing this.
When I was a kid I didn’t want to be a doctor, or actress, or pirate when I grew up. I wanted to be Steve Irwin. I learned everything I could about animals. I was always catching lizards, frogs, and tarantulas, much to my mother’s dismay. My parents let me wear khaki shorts and animal themed t-shirts to school everyday, even picture day.
For my 11th birthday, my mom emailed Steve Irwin at the Australia Zoo and told him that I was his biggest fan and that I told everyone that I was going to be him someday. My mom asked if he would be willing to autograph a picture and that she would even pay for him to mail it. She honestly didn’t even expect him to reply.
But he did.
On my birthday there was a letter for me from the Australia Zoo. It had a card, autographed pictures, and a bunch of fliers about how to volunteer at the zoo. Most importantly though, look at that card. It’s not typed, or generic. It’s fucking glitter-glued. That card is handwritten with gel pens, the Happy Birthday is glitter, the stars are all drawn on with gel pens and glitter too.
Steve Irwin actually wrote me a real birthday card and it is still the most amazing thing I have ever gotten.
Steve Irwin will always be my hero because he didn’t just care about animals. He cared about 11 year old girls who dreamed of being him when they grew up.