Other than the plated scales, tough leathery skin, frilled head, horned skull anatomy and sinuous tail, mythological and folkloric dragons have very little in common anatomically with actual reptiles. They have MORE in common with the Felidae genus (cat family) and the Aves Phylum Chordata (bird classification).
Like a cat’s eye, a dragon’s eye has a comparatively large iris with a vertical pupil. This arrangement allows the pupil to open extremely wide and receive more light than that of a human eye.
A dragon’s legs are also decidedly nonreptilian, despite the scaly coverings. A dragon’s legs are positioned more or less directly under its body, in the manner of mammals. (Most reptiles’ legs tend to splay out to the sides, offering much less support and mobility than a mammal).
Lasly, a dragon’s four feet very closely resemble those of a great bird. Each foot has three or four clawed toes facing forward (the number varies, even among dragons of the same kind), plus an additional toe, also with a claw, set farther back on the foot and facing slightly inward toward the dragon’s body, like a human’s thumb.
A dragon’s resemblance to a reptile is literally only skin deep So the next time someone you know refers to mythical dragons as giant lizards, you’ll have the know-what to save a life.
Aries: Strong, fierce aliens with skin in various shades of red. They live on a desert planet in large adobe castles with their extended family clan. Known to be very protective, these aliens often battle other clans who threaten the safety of their families and are skilled warriors. However, they are very generous and family oriented during times of peace
Taurus: Small, entrancing aliens with flowing green hair and camouflaged bodies to blend into their thickly forested planet. Animal life is abundant and diverse, with many strange species that these aliens have tamed and live alongside as equals. These aliens are gifted with the ability to communicate with all types of life on their planet, flora and fauna
Gemini: Clever, winged aliens with small bodies that adapt easily to the many climates of their planet. Instead of four seasons, these aliens are accustomed to twelve and live in treetops or on mountainsides. Visitors find this species of alien to be tricky but kind-spirited, often telling riddles and playing pranks on any other species of extraterrestrials passing through their planet
Cancer: Kind, quiet aliens who live in large communities scattered across their planet, which is covered in pink vines and blue clouds that rain a sweet smelling substance similar to water but does not make the surface of the planet wet almost constantly. Small and delicate in stature, these aliens are tougher than they look and often go on dangerous missions throughout the galaxy to deliver care packages to planets in need
Leo: Regal aliens with banded gold and pale pink skin and wide, bright green eyes. They live on a warm, sunny planet covered in white sand, palm trees, and cool, crystal-clear streams. Proud and sophisticated, these aliens live in jewel-studded palaces and welcome visitors to their planet. But be warned - enemies of these aliens face certain death at the jaws of vicious, huge feline creatures that roam the planet and only obey the command of native aliens
Virgo: These aliens have deep purplish skin and dark, shimmering hair. They live on a planet with a mild climate and a permanent state of nighttime, which has led them to become gifted astronomers. Not only do they map stars and constellations visible from their home planet, these aliens also send search parties to other planets to investigate and map every area they can possibly explore. They are also known for their great architectural feats. Quiet and private, these aliens only communicate telepathically
Libra: Elegant aliens with lavender skin and silver hair laced with pearls. Though small, their planet is covered in blue grass and beautiful, roofless marble structures so the sky, which remains clear and starry even in the daytime, is always visible. Known for making a pink beverage similar to wine, these aliens are accepting of most extraterrestrial visitors and very sociable
Scorpio: Reptilian aliens with iridescent red, dark blue, or black scales. They live mostly underwater on a planet that is entirely ocean except for chains of lava rock islands created by active volcanoes. Known to be very mysterious, these aliens rarely make contact with extraterrestrials from other planets and seem to communicate in a way that is impossible for any other alien species to decode
Sagittarius: Daring and adventurous, these aliens come in all shapes, colors, and sizes and rarely stay on one planet for long and instead prefer to venture in groups from one planet to another. They are usually welcomed by other alien species, but sometimes find that trouble has a way of following them wherever they go and end up banished. Because of their fearless nature, banishment does not stop these aliens from returning to some planets which gives them a reputation as outlaws
Capricorn: Tall, steely gray aliens with stunning dark eyes. They live on a completely frozen planet that is always covered in snow, but beneath the snowy surface they built a warm network of bright tunnels and grand rooms with high, decorated ceilings. Although private by nature, these aliens have close relationships with family and friends within their underground community. With their sharp intellect, they have formed one of the most technologically advanced alien societies in the universe
Aquarius: Pale blue or green aliens who wander tirelessly across their planet covered in tall orange grass and stormy lakes filled with strange aquatic creatures. Generally loners, they are never spotted in groups larger than three or four but are very devoted to their companions if they have any. These aliens are skilled magicians and most species of extraterrestrials are wary of venturing to their planet because of their strange powers
Pisces: Silver and sky blue aliens with sleek, shimmering bodies. They live on a planet that is entirely covered with a steaming liquid similar to water, but the steam condenses into a layer of purplish, cloud-like fluff that only this species of alien can live on. They speak in a musical tongue and are known to be extraordinary fortune tellers and clairvoyants
Week 4 of my creature anatomy course focused on feline and canine
anatomy. We had the option of doing a canine dinosaur hybrid creature
or a feline bird hybrid creature. I went with the cat bird since feline
anatomy is less familiar to me. The influences for the creature came
from mountain lions and harpy eagles. It also has a tiny bit of
microraptor in there with the hind limb having well developed flight
after reading your rules + about me page, I thought maybe it would be a cool idea to see what you think each member of a boygroup would like to have as a fantasy creature as a pet/familiar? Like a dragon, or griffin, or something. Or just a regular animal for their familiars, idk how fantasy genre works much!!!! I would request got7 bc they're my current fave, but feel free to write for ur group of choice!!
omg ,,, i think about fantasy aus all the time and i really like the concept of familiars and im not even gonna hide the fact that ive thought about this before,,,but since you wanted got7!!! here u go~
JB: his familiars are cats, specifically javanese cats that are breed by his family. he also has the ability to shapeshift and can take on the form of any feline creature, his go to is the panther. is known as a wizard from a pure blood family, most likely covered in cat scratches all the time - which he could easily heal with a spell, but chooses not to.
Jinyoung: his familiars are basilisks, even though he wouldn’t call himself evil. he’s kind of a scientist that dabbles in magic and alchemy and took the time to learn the language to the basilisks and therefore is able to befriend them.
Jackson: his familiars are dragons, because he’s been training them since he was a kid. is a part of a magical defense fleet that rides dragons and uses them for patrol purposes, the dragons are usually tamed and grow up with the solider that rides them. jackson’s dragon is a feilong because it uses the clouds and mist to fly.
Mark: his familiars are gray wolves that are native to his home state. He’s able to understand their thoughts even when he’s not in his own werewolf form and the full moon makes him shape shift. because they change based on the moon, mark’s communication with the wolves is strongest at night.
Youngjae: his familiars are sylphs, better known as air spirits. since he is an oracle that has to constantly hide from people who want to use his power for bad the sylphs come out and help him turn invisible or shroud him in fog. most sylphs are invisible, but youngjae can see and speak with them.
Bambam: his familiars are bats because he’s a vampire. unlike a normal human, bambam can communicate through echolocation just like the bats. he, himself cannot transform into one but he can summon them when he needs to.
Yugyeom: his familiars are pixies!! he’s a woodland spirit that guards the forest where pixies live, and since he’s a little childish and always having fun the pixies love to follow him around. like the pixies, he has freckles on his cheeks and very light - almost transparent wings.
A colored sketch I did for a possible redesign of Blietrah! (my character) I’ve been trying to make him more simple and not such a pain to draw all the time. So i got rid of some of his back icicle spikes, changed his tail a bit and got rid of his harness. (he doesnt really need it anyhow xD) I also wanted to incorporate more bear anatomy in him and not too much feline.
Haha I actually used him as for creature design homework, since I’ve had like no time to draw anything for myself lately. |D So I was like dammit, I’m gonna draw something for myself for once!
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How would sf bros, us and uf bros react to their so being turned into a kitten by alphys/undyne by accident? What would they do while they wait for an antidote?
This is so cute!
Black is naturally good around cats so when you get turned into one, he knows exactly what to do. Assuming that you still have your human mind, he doesn’t bother getting a litter for you, but he does spend a lot of time grooming and petting you. He knows all the right spots and knows the perfect way to make you coo and purr. Black doesn’t actually mind you this way, he can pet you while he’s doing his work to keep himself focused and he’s a great snuggler. Just be careful when you sleep next to him in your cat form. He has a tendency to kick and move around a lot, in your normal form, it’ll just give you bruises, but in a small, cat form, you might actually die.
Rus is laughing so hard, he nearly falls out of his chair! You’re just so cute! Look at those little paws, and your little nose, too adorable! He’s taking so many pictures while gushing about how precious you are. Even if you do try to tell him to stop or that you’re getting annoyed, Rus just gets another nosebleed. You can’t even scratch him to get him to stop rubbing your stomach, he’s made of bones! Finally, when you’ve had enough, you hiss at him and oh god, you monster, what have you done. Oh man, Rus thinks you hate him now, he’s giving you the eyes, the puppy dogs, and he’s apologizing over and over like he’s brought disgrace upon his family. You nuzzle his cheeks to let him know that you’re not mad anymore.
Blue is high key freaking out because you’re!!! a!!! cat!!! No!!!!!!! Why couldn’t you have transformed into a dog??? Dogs are much cuter!!! Not that Blue has anything against cats, he just thinks that they aren’t as great as dogs. He eagerly awaits Undyne to get you the antidote, but until then, Blue treats you a total pet, like going on walks, petting you whenever he can. Despite his reservations about feline creatures, He takes really good care of you until you’re back to normal.
Your new home is his hoodie. Seriously, Stretch will carry you around everywhere and will buy one of those hoodies with really big pockets so he could carry you in them. He thinks that you’re hecking adorable, but he’d prefer your normal, real version, because sorry, he can’t make out with an animal. It’s just wrong. Because of your hyper sensitive nose now, Stretch does refrain from smoking around you, since he doesn’t want to cause you any discomfort, you but still pick up the scent and it’s gross and annoying, especially since you’re around him all day. Also, Stretch is the worst petter. He touches you in all the wrong spots and always does it a little too roughly. You have to hiss at him to stop, but he doesn’t catch on what he needs to stop, so he stops touching you all together.
Red is high key freaking out and demanding that Alphys fixes you right this second! You can’t be a cat, you can’t be! It’s become 10x harder to keep you safe and there’s no way that Red is letting you wander off on your own. He actually keeps you on leash to make sure that you don’t run off, and he even goes to the store to buy cat food for you. Cat food. There’s no way you’re eating cat food, but according to Red, since you have the body of a kitten now, it won’t be able to process human food the same way anymore. He doesn’t exactly know how to take care of a kitten, so he just lets you do whatever as long as he could see you. It’s overbearing, but he means well. No one except Alphys knows about your kitten status, but Red suspects that Fell thinks something is up. No one is allowed to touch you except him.
Like Black, Fell is basically a cat whisperer so he easily tends to your every needs, treating you like royalty. He goes out and buys you the most expensive, tastiest cat food, toys, and best of all, bedding. Oh man, your bed is simply divine, like heaven stuffed into a cloud. He even buys you a pretty collar to wear around your neck just in case that you get lost. It might be a little weird, yes, but you look and feel pretty so you don’t care. Fell spends most of the day working, while you spend most of the day napping and/or avoiding Red. With your hyper sense of smell, you just realized how disgusting the other skeleton smells. When Fell gets back home, he immediately calls you to his side and showers you with nuzzles, pets, and kisses. He laid your bed right next to his, but on some nights, you hop onto his bed with him, and curl up beside his chest. Being a cat might not be so bad after all.